Horsey Holidays

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One of my regular customers has a grandson that loves anything cowboys, rodeo, horses, etc so I try to make him a Christmas card in one of those themes each year. Since she isn’t celebrating with them for a couple weeks I didn’t have to have the cards made till now. So this is what I came up after my husband colored (in Photoshop)  in this retired digi that is no longer available.

Horse Christmas

Inside: Wishing you a Christmas Day filled with everything that makes you smile!

Sorry about the lighting still trying to figure out my new camera!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Jan Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – make a card using a sketch or card that you have saved to favorites. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #139. It doesn’t look exact but I took the ideal of the 3 boxes placed the way they are.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Horsey Holidays by Sundays with Crissy (no longer available)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Ruby Slipper, white)

Patterned Paper: Jillibean soup (Christmas Chestnut Soup)

Inks: image colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Darci Embossing Folder (snowflakes)

A beautiful horse

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Horse

Had a request for a birthday card for a girl that was turning 12 and loved horses and her favorite color was blue. I dug out some OLD Chatter box scraps I had and used Sweet Sunday Sketch #217 as my inspiration. I thought every cowgirl just needs a little touch of bling so put rhinestone brads in the center of the flowers I cut out from the patterned paper.

CHALLENGES:

1) Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #49 (DPDC49) – Anything goes. But if you use a Doodle Pantry image you get a digital image for free.

2) Simply Create Too Challenge #68 – Monochromatic

3) Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes Birthday

4) Crafty Creations Challenge #270 – Dig deep use something old from your stash. The paper is old and the cartridge is old. The newest thing is the rhinestones but have had those for several months and have never used them!

SUPPLIES:

Images: Saddle Up Color @ Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles

Cardstock: Bazzill (midnight)

Patterned Paper: Chatter Box

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

Accents/Tools: rhinestone brads, cricut, Elegant edges cricut cartridge

Samples for Scrapbook.com challenges

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So I’m hosting 2 card challenges at Scrapbook.com this month for Karen who is going on VACATION for the WHOLE month (sooo jealous!!). She is amazing and usually has all the challenges done and post them as samples. Well, I’m not that good so I will play along with everyone else this month. But here are 3 samples I did get done so far.

Daisy Happy Birthday

I originally planned on using this beautiful bouquet daisy digital stamp from Diane’s Daydream Designs for one of the May challenges but I just couldn’t get the card to work. So I saw this sketch and tried it which I’m so glad I did because I LOVE IT!!

CHALLENGES:

1) June Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch # 2 – Originally came from Scrappy Sketches #35-13

2) Seize the Birthday Challenge – Make a birthday card and use the topping if you want (optional) – Tags. I chose not to do the topping unless you count the “Happy Birthday” saying as a tag.

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Inside:

Happy Birthday

to a lovely young woman;

full of grace, beauty,

spirit and fire.

I made this card for a guy at church who wanted it for his Granddaughter’s 17 or 18th birthday (He wasn’t sure but it was one of those). She likes horses so I thought Carousel Horse 1 from Doodle Pantry was perfect.

CHALLENGES:

1) June Card Sketches @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #5 – Originally from Tuesday Morning Sketches #217

2) Seize the Birthday Challenge – Make a birthday card and use the topping if you want (optional) – Tags. I chose not to do the topping.

Panda with Balloons

When I saw May Digi of the Month, It’s Not a Tie,  at Deedee’s Digi I knew that I tie wouldn’t work for my father-in-law so I got to thinking! I kept seeing the Panda holding balloons so I wrote Deedee and asked permission to remove the tie from his hand. Deedee agreed that my wonderful husband could work his magic in Adobe and take the tie away. I still wasn’t sure what it was going to look like except I wanted balloons. Well, the inspiration photo this month for the June Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com inspired this card. The photo is a little girl in a red polka dot dress holding a bouquet of red balloons. I embossed the red paper with dots to get the feel of the red polka dot dress. I dragged out an older sketch, The deconstructed Sketch #46, for this card.

CHALLENGES:

1) June Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo Inspiration Category – use the photo as your inspiration

2) Deedee’s Digi of the Month Challenge – Use May’s Stamp of the Month and you will get June’s Digi of the Month FREE!

 

SUPPLIES:

Daisy – Happy Birthday

Image: Bouquet of Daisies @ Diane’s Daydreams Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (Intense Kiwi, Sunshine)

Patterned Paper: unknown scraps from scrap drawer

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

Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, black rhinestone from Michael’s, Martha Stewart edge punch, white ribbon, yellow pearls from Michael’s $1 bin, corner rounder, pop dots

Horse – Happy Birthday

Image: Carousel Horse #1 @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill (Mocha Divine)

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

Accents/Tools: embossed flowers (given by a friend), yellow brads, corner rounder

Panda with Balloons

Image: Not a Tie @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Candy Apple, Black, White)

Patterned Paper: Really not paper…gift wrap paper that came on my See’s Candy

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

Accents/Tools: black brads, EK scallop emboss edge punch, Martha Stewart balloon punch, American Crafts Twine, Cuttlebug Dots embossing folder

Purses and Cowboy Christmas Cards

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Had an order for a lady at work to make Christmas cards for her daughter who likes purses, son-in-law who is a Oklahoma State University FAN and a grandson who likes rodeo, horses and cowboys. This is what I came up with. She seemed pleased as she looked at each one.

Purse Christmas

Inside: Wishing you a Stylin’ Christmas!

Sketch: Cardmaps September 2013 sketch (it was sketch #5 for the Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com)

SUPPLIES:

Image: outline image of purse found on internet

Patterned Paper: Recollections Christmas Paper Pack

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: paper piercer, pop dots

Techniques: Paper piecing

Oklahoma State Snowman

Inside: Wishing you a very Merry Cowboy Christmas!

Sketch: Digi Sketch Challenge 12/2/2013. I also did the theme of Christmas

SUPPLIES:

Image: found on the internet

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: snowflake embossing stencil by Paper Studio, Dots embossing folder, twine, brads, pop dots

Cowboy Christmas

Inside: To wish you a Merry Christmas

Sketch: Sketch N Stash #128

This card was inspired by Gail’s card – Winter Wishes Christmas Card. I love how she took a NON-Christmas image and made it a Christmas image. She did a much better job then I did but I still like it!

CHALLENGE:

1) Christmas Card Challenge #4 – Make it Masculine

2) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #301 – Anything Goes!

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: AKV Cowboy – ride em @ bugaboo digital stamps.

Patterned Paper: Echo Park

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, foam snowflake, brown brad, pop-dots

Wishing you a beautiful birthday

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I made this for a guy at church that orders cards for his grand kids. His Granddaughter turned 17 and likes horses!

I used  Sketch Saturday #266 for my inspiration!

CHALLENGES:

1) Creative Card Crew Challenge #40 – The Great Outdoors

2) Sketch Saturday #266 – use the sketch provided as inspiration

SUPPLIES:

Stamps/Images: Charlie Daisy Digital Image

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart edge punch, EK flower punch, pop dots

Kick up your hooves and relax!

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Inside:

Today’s your day

to kick up your hooves,

sit on your tail and relax.

 

Happy Mother’s Day

I have the best friend EVER! I know I keep saying it but we really do make a great team! Thanks Stephanine for another awesome sentiment!!

This was a special order for a girl at work. She wanted a mother’s day card with either a horse or a goat on it….I went for the horse this time!! Maybe I will do a goat for her birthday!

CHALLENGES:

1) Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #146 “My Mother, My Friend”

2) The Pink Elephant Challenge #198“Mother’s Day Theme”

3) Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #9 – Outdoor Critter. I hope horse fits the category of critter. If not let me know and I will take it off the challenge.

Stamps: Charliene Cowgirl Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Playground)
Inks: Tombow (grey N45, brown 947, 879, blue 452)
Accents/Tools: button, white floss, ribbon from Michael’s clearance, fiskars scallop edge punch
Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches #196

Rocket into the Fourth of July

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If you want to know how to make this please stop by my tutorial at Clearly iStamp.

CHALLENGE:

1) Creative Inspirations #167 – Trooping the colour – red, white and blue

2) Crafty Cardmakers #70 – Anything but a card, tag or ATC. I made a door/window decoration in time for the Fourth of July!! One of my favorite holidays!!

 

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