Law Enforcement Feel Better card

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A friend at work saw an article on Cards for Cops in November about a Rock Hill P.D. officer, Matt Crosby, that was shot in 2010 while investigating a domestic disturbance. He was paralyzed and is wheelchair bound. He had developed bed sores recently that required him to be bedridden for several months. He was needing encouragement and support as he was going through a rough time. She knew I made cards and thought I might want to make him one. He had been on my list but I hadn’t got to it. Well this past week Cards for Cops put a post that Matt Crosby was taken back to the hospital and could use some encouragement cards. So I made a card that night and took it into work so my co-workers could sign it with me if they wanted to.

I saw this stamp on the internet and thought it was perfect. It is from Papertrey Ink and is called Inside & Out Well Wishes Stamp Set. Well I needed to make the card quick and the saying in the stamp said surgery so I changed it to hospital and printed it on my computer. I like all the stamps in the set and even though I’m not a stamper I think I can handle stamping these sentiments so I bought the set!! Late Merry Christmas to me!

I used sketch #1 from the Jan Card Sketch Challenge on Scrapbook.com as my inspiration (original sketch is Atlantic Hearts Sketch #192).

If you are interested here is the address to send him cards:

Matt Crosby

C/O Rock Hill Police Department

320 W. Thorton Ave

Rock Hill MO 63119

Also in St. Louis MO and surrounding areas they are doing a Dine Out for Crosby on Jan 12th to try to raise money to build him a wheelchair accessible home. If you can’t go but want to help towards the cause there is an address to send donations to in the article or just send it to Matt at the above address. Read about it here:

List of restaurants participating in the ‘Dine Out’ for officer Matt Crosby

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Raven, Arctic)

Accents/Tools: blue brads

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Birdbrain Get Well

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Inside: It’s time to rest and take it easy.

This is for the owner of From the Heart Stamps. On Aug 11th we were notified by her team that Faith (owner) was in the hospital and to pray for her if we could. Aug 13th her dad updated us to let us know they found a brain tumor just bigger than a golf ball size and they were going to operate. She is now at home recovering from the surgery and starting treatments for cancer. This woman is amazing and even though I have never met her she has touched my life with her sweet spirit, kind heart and love for God. Her dad was so kind to give us an address we could send happy mail of encouragement to. So I went looking through her images that I own (because her store is temporarily on hold) and came across this one. She does not sell pre-colored digis but she had a special one time so I got the pre-colored one of this!! When I saw it I came up with the sentiment. I also used a sketch from their challenge blog – I {heart} sketches #69. I was having a hard time trying to find a ribbon to go across like what was in the sketch. So I pulled out my box of odds and ends ribbons and old old fibers (remember those!!). I found this perfect colored fiber trim that was just perfect…I love those happy finds!!

CHALLENGES:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme category – September 13th is Positive Thinking Day. Make a positive/inspirational card.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Spectacular Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Apricot, Lemonade, Snap Dragon, Wisteria)
Ink: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Tools/Accents: Xyron X, EK Success circle punches, fiber, 1/8 Scor-tape


Wonder Woman Bravery

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Wonder Woman Hero

Inside: You deflected that illness like Wonder Woman stopped bullets! (My friend and I came up with the saying….I have the bestest friend!)

One of our co-workers daughter fought an unknown illness recently which was during her senior year of high school. Through all the test and surgeries they didn’t know if it was cancer or not. They just found out last month that it is NOT cancer!! So we wanted her to know how tough she was through this all and how proud we were of her bravery. The family loves comic books so we thought Wonder Woman was appropriate for the occasion!

CHALLENGES:
1) July Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – vintage/retro. This is a pretty retro wonder woman!!
2) Cardmakers Card Challenge – sketch #8 – I decided to make mine square instead of rectangle. Then I moved the circle from the right to the left and made it a rectangle. And instead of flags on the bottom I did another rectangle.
the original sketch is from Always Playing with Paper found here: http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-challenge-4-million-one.html

SUPPLIES:
Stickers: Creative Imaginations (Wonder Woman)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Embossing Folder (stars), EK Success 1/16 pop up dots

Happy Healing

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Happy Healing

One of the guys from work fell during the snow/ice a couple weeks ago and broke his leg in 2 places. So thought he could use some happy mail since he will be home for several weeks.

I used Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge #20 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme – Get Well

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Happy Healing by Deedee’s Digis (out of business)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: unknown in my scrap drawer
Inks: husband colored the image in photoshop and then I printed on a canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: Ek Success mini concave corner punch

Dale the Whale!

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Oh my goodness Deedee is the coolest person to be a guest designer for!! She made this stamp just because I requested it!!

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A friend of mine, Dale, just had open heart surgery a couple weeks ago. His sister, Beverly, is also a friend of mine. A couple years ago she told me what the “sisters” nickname was for Dale when he was little…Dale the Pink Whale with a Purple Tail!! So I thought that would make a cute Get Well card for him. I asked Deedee if she had a whale in her stash and she said she didn’t but drew this up in no time! It was perfect…she even made a pink with purple tail version!! This is the card I made for the “sisters” to give to Dale.

Family who Spouts

Inside: …But not everyone has a Dale the Pink Whale with a Purple Tail! Glad you’re back to spouting off and feeling better.

Dale is ornery and that is probably why he was out of the hospital in less than a week! So this quote that my friend, Stephanie, and I came up with is perfect. The sisters loved it and Dale thought it was pretty cool that it was made just for him. And it was funny because after open heart surgery he has a purple tail from all the bruising!

I let the circles in the patterned paper act as the water so I could keep the card simple to keep the focus on the whale.  I used Sketch Saturday Sketch #326 as my inspiration.

Then to show how fun this digital stamp is I made a generic Get Whale …I mean Get Well card!

Get Whale Soon

Both the cards turned out to be CAS cards which is funny because I usually don’t do that style very well. But I like how these turned out! I used Sketch Saturday Sketch #287 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

1) Sept Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #3 – original sketch was Sketch Saturday Sketch #287

2) Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #77 – For a Male

3) Digi Sketch Challenge – Get Well – Use the sketch or the theme or both. I used the theme.

4) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #187 – Anything Goes

SUPPLIES:

Pink Whale with the Purple Tail

Digital Image: Dale the Whale @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, white)

Patterned Paper: unknown from stash

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer (the splash was made by using the outline version and printing on cardstock)

Accents/Tools: Cutter Bee Scissors, pop dots

Get Whale Soon!

Digital Image: Dale the Whale @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis), Grey is from JoAnn’s

Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Playground)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cutter Bee scissors

Cards for friends

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One of the couples in them marriage group is going to move so the wife can go to Christian college for a year and then one of the ladies is having a hysterectomy on Tuesday so we wanted to make them cards.

We weren’t sure what to do with the hysterectomy card but she is a HUGE Dr. Who fan so in joking around my husband and I mixed Dr. Who and Dr. Seuss together and came up with this card. My husband drew/designed everything so all I did was cut it out and glue it onto a card base.

Dr Whoterus

Inside: After the surgery, we hope you have plenty of time to… Recuperate!

CHALLENGE:

1) Use Your Stuff Challenge #148 – Inspired by Dr. Seuss. I hope this counts since it isn’t something actually from Dr. Seuss but is totally inspired by Dr. Seuss.

SUPPLIES:

Images: designed by my husband

Cardstock: Bazzill (pinata), orange scraps

New chapter

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We’re excited to see the chapters
God’s going to write for your life.

We wanted to do a book theme since this will be a new chapter in their life. This is an older digi by True 😀 at True’s Gift’s from the Heart that is no longer available.

CHALLENGES:

1) Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge #189 – Something Old. That fiber is probably 10 years old. The digital stamp is about 2 years old and the brads I got prior to 2006. The patterned paper is the newest thing and I think it is almost a year old.

2) Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #24 – I really liked this sketch and love the sponsor this week, Doodle Pantry. I didn’t use of their images but still used the sketch.

3) Word Art Wednesday Challenge #145 – Anything Goes that is uplifting

SUPPLIES:

Image: Morning Devotions by True 😀

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Rosy “love” blossoms paper)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: Lasting Impressions brads, fiber

Purple Thinking of You

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Thinking of you flower

Inside: … and hoping you feel better soon.

One of the ladies at work was involved in a bad car accident last week so we took up a collection to get her a “pamper yourself” gift basket. I made this card to go with it and made it all purple because that is her favorite color.

CHALLENGES:

1) Sketch -N- Scrap Card Sketch #23 – Use the sketch provided by the end of the month.

2) Simply Create Too Challenge #59 -“NO STAMPED IMAGE OR DIGI STAMP”

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections

Accents/Tools: Prima flowers, twine, button

Healing thoughts

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Healing Thoughts

Inside: Healing thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.

I have 2 sisters that come to my craft class at the retirement home. Both of the ladies are in their 90’s (probably average age for the class!) but they show up every month they can. This month one of them couldn’t come to class because she fell and broke her hip so I made this card for her. Wanted her to know that she was missed and we are praying for her.

I used the March Stamp of the Month at {From the heart stamps} called Hamlet PigWit Think Spring! This card is a hybrid card…half computer colored and half with Tombow markers.

CHALLENGES:

1) March Stamp of the Month Challenge at {From the Heart Stamps} – Use the stamp of the month before the 31st and get next months image FREE.

2) Sketch Saturday Challenge #303pick any sketch from #215 to 302! I used sketch #300

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3) March Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I used a saved sketch from my favorites.

4) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #83 – Photo Inspiration. Use the photo as inspiration. I took inspiration from the yellow flowers, green desk and the color of the lamp.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Hamlet PigWit Think Spring @ {From the Heart Stamps}

Cardstock: Bazzill (White)

Patterned Paper: from my scraps so I don’t remember (I think the green is Michael’s)

Inks/Markers: The pig and yellow flowers were colored in photoshop. The flower stems, grass, flower pot and butterfly were colored with Tombow markers (yellow 985, pinkish red 905, green 126, brown 947)

Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop border punch, Stickles – yellow

Technique: Watercolor with markers, hybrid

Time for new digital stamps!

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Good Morning!  It is March 15th so it is time to release new digital stamps at Clearly Digi Stamps. They are oh so cute and so many different ones I’m sure you will find something you JUST HAVE TO HAVE!! I have to say I am very thankful for being on the design team otherwise my WHOLE allowance would be at Clearly Digi Stamps!

Since I’m a dog lover and have 4 doggies I was so glad when I got to play with the new digital stamp called Doggies and Things.

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sympathy - female dog

I used Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #108 as my inspiration. I turned the sketch sideways and put the sentiment directly on the background.  I love how it turned out. This card is for some friends of ours that had to say goodbye to their longtime companion a week ago.

And if you want to see it used in a funny way come back on Sunday for our blog hop! I used this stamp so you will have a chance to win it just for leaving me a comment during the blog hop! Plus, I really like my card I did for Sunday so I would love for you to come back and see it!

CHALLENGES:

1) PanPastel Challenge #10 – Girly Theme. They probably wanted something happy but this card was made girly to represent the girl doggie they lost this past week.

2) March Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Product Category – Lace. I made mine with a punch and paper!

Okay enough begging for you to come back on SUNDAY!! Now here is the second card I made with a new digital stamp called Bandaids.  I used Freshly Made Sketches #76 as inspiration. I also used 3 Bandaids which fit the challenge at Sentimental Sundays!

boo boo

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As you can see tons of options with this stamp. I have a couple more ideals in my head that I want to try so I’m sure you will be seeing this stamp again.

CHALLENGES:

1) Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #5  – For the boys! I made this card masculine since I never have enough masculine Get Well cards.

2) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #1453 Embellishments That Start w/ the Letter “B”  (plus a sentiment)  They can be 3 of the same or 3 different embellishments. Please be sure to tell us what 3 embellishments you in your project this week.

SUPPLIES:

Dog Sympathy Card

Stamps/Images: Doggies and Things
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Provo Craft
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, MS border punch

Boo Boo Card

Stamps/Images: Bandaids
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp
Accents/Tools: paper piercer, pop dots

Something New…..going on at Clearly Digi Stamps

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Something New is definitely going on at Clearly Digi Stamps. Not only is that our theme this month BUT we have a NEW prize for participating in the blog hop! Get this….all you do is leave comments on each members blog and then the Designer gets to pick a winner from their blog! The winner from each blog gets the digital stamp that the designer used! So that means with 8 Designers in this hop there will be 8 different winners!! How awesome is that?!! So leave me a comment (and your email) and you will have a chance to win the digital stamp I used…..Cheeps.

If you are just joining us head on over and start at the beginning on Lori’s Blog. If you just came from Jen’s Blog – Creating in Faith, Hope and Love you are in the right spot.

So you want to see my Something New Card?…..

Hanging by a twig (both)

Well, it is not a new stamp but it’s NEW to me because I haven’t been able to play with this digital stamp yet. Lisa Lara designed Cheeps and it was released in March 2012 at Clearly Digi Stamps. I can’t believe it has almost been out a YEAR and I’m just now getting to play with it. Not because I didn’t want to play with it just haven’t had time. So I’m glad Linda made the challenge this month to be SOMETHING NEW – this includes a digi stamp set that is new to you (meaning you’ve never used it), a new technique, a new color combo, new embellies you got for Christmas…anything that is NEW to you.

I picked this image because I thought it would make a good “Get Well” card for someone that had surgery. I’m so lucky to have a friend that is awesome at coming up with sentiments. I told her what my plans were for the card and she came up with the front and inside sentiment. Isn’t she awesome!! Thanks Stephanie!! So now it will go to a lady at church that had shoulder surgery.

Your next stop on the blog is Vicki – HeARTful Stamper.  Make sure to leave comments on each blog for a chance to win the image that Designer used!

Come back to my blog on Thursday, January 24, 2013, to see who wins this super cute digital stamp…..it just might be you (if you left a comment!)

CHALLENGES:

1) Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge #101 – use the sketch provided as inspiration

2) Daring Cardmakers Challenge – Embossability – use any kind of embossing

3) A Gem of a Challenge – Challenge #63 – Emboss it

4) Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #58 – Layers (I have 6 not counting the paper piecing of the bird)

5) Totally Paper Crafts Challenge – Embossing

6) Crafts and Me Challenge #116 – Something New

SUPPLIES:

Stamps/Images: Cheeps Digital Stamp @ Clearly Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Bingo Cards/Stripes)

Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio wood embossing template, pop dots, Martha Stewart border punch (flowers), Fiskars corner rounder

Techniques: paper piecing

Sketch: Try Stampin on Tuesday Challenge #101

 

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