November Progressive Challenge


Kris @ Imagine That Digistamp started the Progressive Challenge back up. What that means is she posted an image this month and if you make a project with it and link it to the challenge then you will get December’s Image FREE!

The image we got this month is “Marleen’s Christmas Stocking“. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #395 as my inspiration.

1) Imagine That Digistamp Progressive Challenge – make a project with the image provided.
2) Beccy’s Place – Month of Holiday Card Challenge – Use “W” as your inspiration. I let the Wave in the sentiment paper be the starting point for this card.

3) November Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Bonus – for a child or child on it.

Digital Stamp: Marleen’s Christmas Stocking @ Imagine That Digistamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ruby Slipper, Rain, Intense Kiwi, Classic Yellow Green)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Milk & Cookies)
Accent/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Circut Cartridge, Elegant Edges Circut Cartridge, Eyelet Outlet (white enamel dots), Darice Embossing Folder (Stripe)

Emergency Personnel themed birthday cards

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Doctor Birthday

I made this for a lady whose niece is a doctor. She told me she was a stylish doctor so I thought this image from Kenny K Stamps would work perfectly. Which it did because they both loved it.

1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration @ –  Emergency Service Personnel

Digital Stamp: Hot Doctor @ Kenny K Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (brown)
Patterned Paper: old old Chatterbox (Garden Flower Pots, Garden Swing Stripe)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop by my husband
Accents/Tools: metal paper clip, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Nurse Birthday

A lady needed a birthday card for her friend who is a retired nurse. She is still active in the nursing community so she wanted a nursing theme. I used a free image from Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps – Get Well Mousie. I just got permission from Mary Ellen to remove the “get well” from the balloon and then my husband put “happy birthday” in there instead. Of course I used the Happy Birthday embossing folder…best and most used folder EVER!!

1) May Card Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration @ – Emergency Personnel

Digital Stamp – Get Well Mousie – Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (blue,
Patterned Paper: scraps from my scrap drawer
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot edge punch, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder

Hairdresser Birthday


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A lady requested a birthday card for her hairdresser. I finally decided on digital stamps from Digital Momma. I arranged them in word and sized them to fit this sketch/card. I printed out the blow dryer and curling iron twice so I could pop dot those to give dimension to the image. I used a saved Paper Play Sketch #23 as my inspiration. She loved it and was sooo excited when she saw it.

1. December Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Favorites category.

Digital Image: Beauty Salon Clip Art Set @ Digital Momma.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Berry Sensation, Yosemite, Granny Smith)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: black string, 1/16 EK Success pop dots, micro glue dots, Polka Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder

Anime Birthday Card

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I needed a birthday card for my 13 yoa niece. She is into Anime and she likes to draw. I found some anime digis I liked but they were only black and white and I needed color since husband was busy and had no time to color one for me. So I found this one and it came b/w and color!! I liked that it had a cutesy aspect to it instead of more grown up. She is growing up fast enough so I will hold onto cutesy as long as I can. Which when she saw the card she said oh she is pretty I like her!! Once I had the image then I went looking for inspiration on the design. August Inspirational Card Challenge – Lift Category – is to lift any of Mendi Yoshikawa’s cards in her gallery. The first card in her gallery I thought was perfect:
The front says “Happy Birthday” in Japanese. On the inside we put “In Japanese that says “You’re a Big Fat Green Booger” and then in very little font under that (…or it means Happy Birthday). She immediately got out her phone to look up what it REALLY meant!!! She doesn’t trust my husband after all the practical jokes he has pulled on her!!

Digital Image: Cat Girl @ i365art Etsy shop
Cardstock: Bazzill (lakeshore, berrylicious)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accent/Tools: Xyron X sticker maker, EK success 1/16 pop dots,


Baby with Ruffles

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Baby with Ruffle Bottom

So one of my co-workers is having child #3 that wasn’t planned. He has 2 boys now and isn’t so sure about having a girl. I laughed and said it will take 2 seconds when she arrives and he will be wrapped around her finger. So I decided I was going to make him a total girly baby card. Then another friend at work needed a baby card for her daughter-in-laws baby shower. She saw a baby card that was of shorts with ruffles on them and wanted something similar. So I pulled up this FREE image and thought “ohhh can I stick ruffles on those diaper shorts!!” Hobby Lobby had trim on sale this week so it was perfect timing. And that is how this card came about! My friend wanted teal and hot pink since that is the colors her DIL is using. I still have to make one for my co-worker but I think I will make his a little different.

1) August Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – I used a Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch 2-92 I had saved in my favorites.
2) MelonHeadz Friends Challenge – Use your favorite stamp or stamp set or Anything Goes if you use a Melonheadz digital stamp. I used a Melonheadz FREE stamp so I went with anything goes. (**I made top 3!!**)

3) Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #306 – New Addition (baby or pets…)

Digital Image: Free Baby Girl from MelonHeadz Illustrating.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, White), AC Cardstock (Taffy)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Sugar Shoppe – Icing on the Cake)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Hobby Lobby Decorative Trim, American Crafts enamel dots (Dear Lizzy), Scor-tape



Sweet Baby Boy and Girl



Sweet Baby Boy

I made three cards for my old boss to choose from…this is one of them. I was inspired by this card
I don’t do white space well so I decided to have a colored background that matched by alphabet stickers!! I used the Hammer Embossing Technique. The blue one wasn’t done well because it was my first try…I learned you do have to hit pretty hard.

I also made this in pink since I had pink stickers just like the blue… and I made 2 in each color since I did one in all caps and the other in all lower case.

Sweet Baby Girl

1) July Inspiration Card Challenge @  – Technique Category – Hammer embossing.

SUPPLIES (Blue Card):
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, bluebell)
Stickers: SEI (Retrospect – blue pop)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder (polka dots), 1/16 EK Success pop dots, computer, Fiskars corner punch

SUPPLIES (Pink Card):
Cardstock: Bazzill (Romance, white)
Stickers: SEI (Retrospect – pink pop)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder (polka dots), 1/16 EK Success pop dots, computer, Fiskars corner punch


Happy Birthday circles

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I didn’t get to play in time for the NSD Sketch Challenge but I was inspired by sketch #4 (original was from I found these papers in my scrap drawers and thought the circle images would work in place of the flowers. I think it turned out pretty good!

1) June Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites category.
2) Allsorts Challenge #365 – in the Pink!

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Birthday girl)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum) (Limeade, butterfly – discontinued)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder – birthday, 1/16 Ek Success pop dots,

Prettiest Princess of them all

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Princess Birthday

Inside: I hope you have the Happiest Birthday in all the Kingdom.

My friend at work requested a Frozen Birthday card for her granddaughter that turns 4 in a week. So I got out the Pebbles – Winter Wonderland Collection die cuts and came up with this. I used the Mojo Monday Sketch #433 as my inspiration.


  1. Mojo Monday Sketch #433 – use the sketch provided


Die Cut: Pebbles (Winter Wonderland Collection)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, Lagoon)

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Boys Only – puzzle pieces)

Accents/Tools: pop dots

Baby Girl Booties


Baby Girl Booties

Inside: Ten fingers, ten toes and the cutest little girl you have ever seen! Best wishes on the birth of your daughter.

I made this card for a guy at work that is having a baby on Friday. I found out they did the baby room in coral and teal (more bluish teal) so that is what I went with. Sorry the picture doesn’t show the colors great and is tilted….still learning this new camera.

1) January Card Sketch Challenge @ – Sketch #1 (originally Freshly Made Sketches #136)
2) January 2016 Card Challenge @ – Theme Category – celebrate something new. Celebrating a new baby girl!!

3) Craft Your Passion Challenge #293 – Always Anything Goes!

4) Crafting By Designs Challenge – Anything Goes.




Digital Image: Bitty Baby – Diane’s Daydream Designs (no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Blue Oasis, white)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (blue polka dot)
Accent/Tools: cord (Michael’s), Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge.

Merry Christmas Kiddo!

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One of the guys at work was driving to Hallmark and then remembered I made cards so he called me up asking if I could make his daughter a card. Not ever making cards for him and not sure what he wanted since his daughter is in college I sent him several images from different sites. He picked Cookies for Santa at The Paper Shelter. It has both pre-colored and outline images so it was perfect. This is what I designed with that image:

Merry Christmas Kiddo

His front had a different sentiment as it was more personal but in my hurry to get it done I forgot to take a picture of it. So I had to make another one to take a picture so it could be posted on my blog.

Sketch: Sketch N Stash Challenge #107


  1. Anything Goes – Christmas Break Challenge @ The Paper Shelter


Digital Image: Cookies for Santa @ The Paper Shelter

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright and Jolly)

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

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, ribbon

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