Sending You Love

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Panda Love pink

So I almost forgot to check out the monthly image at Gerda Steiner Designs. I’m so glad I checked with a few days left because it was this adorable panda. So I pulled out some new Queen & Co paper I bought and asked my husband to color it up in photoshop to match. My printer prints darker and not always the color on the screen so the first print was more green (see 2nd version) then the color in the striped paper. So after several attempts we got the color to match the papers and that is this version! I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #248 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
Jan Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – Atlantic Hearts Sketch #248.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Panda in Love @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Inks: digital image colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Watermelon, Rain, SeaSalt)
Patterned Paper: Queen & Co (Heart Throb)
Accents/Tools: EK Success concave corner punch, black braiding cord, Queen & Co epoxy dots – Teal

Panda Love green

I didn’t want to waste the first print out so I found paper that matched it and made this version. Well good thing I did because a lady bought one of each for her nieces!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Panda in Love @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Inks: digital image colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Lagoon)
Patterned Paper: Queen & Co (Heart Throb)
Accents/Tools: EK Success concave corner punch, black braiding cord, Epoxy dots

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Last Christmas Cards for 2017!

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My last Christmas Order wasn’t due until Jan 12th so I was able to work on them the beginning of the month.

Panda Christmas

I couldn’t find Christmas Panda images that fit in my cuteness category….I’m probably going to have to break down and buy some clear stamps! So I just saw some Panda stickers in my stash the other day so I thought I would look at them and see if I could make them into a Christmas Card. Well this card design just came to me so I went with it. I was pretty excited how it turned out!

Thank you Trek for my Tim Holtz christmas word dies!!

SUPPLIES:
Panda Sticker: The Paper Studio
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Bazzill Green, white, Bazzill Red)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Accents/Tools: ribbon, Tim Holtz Script Holiday Words thinlits dies,

Polar Bear Christmas

This is for one of the granddaughters that likes polar bears. I used sketch #1 from the Jan Card Sketch Challenge.

Jan Inspirational Card Challenge – cold – polar bears live in the cold and there is snow embossed background. He also must be cold as he has a hat and scarf on!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Polar Bear Red @ Studio Cin Co Etsy store
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest, White)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Ink: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Carta Bella Embossing folder – snow flurries, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Christmas Son-in-law - Margie

Christmas Daughter - Margie
This was the card for the lady’s daughter. She wanted a card that told her what a wonderful daughter she was. When I bought the paper in Branson and it had all these cute photo cards she picked one for SIL (see previous card) and one for her daughter. I used Jan Card Sketch #1 as my inspiration. I just moved the paper over to the left because I wanted more of it to show and added epoxy dots instead of a sentiment.
Jan Inspiration Card Challenge – Theme – Cold – snow, snowman, snowflakesSUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Red, white)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (A Perfect Christmas)
Accents/Tools: Queen & Co epoxy dots, Darice Embossing Folder

Panda Valentine

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Panda Valentine

So this is my 2nd attempt at the sketch category on the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. Got closer but still don’t have the strip with sentiment on it.

I got to use my brand new embossing folder I got for my birthday. I made up wish list at stores on internet and my husband picked from them. This one is from Taylored Expressions. I also got to use up Valentine scraps for the striped paper. My goal was to try to use up from my scraps and most of my Valentine Cards this year were made from scraps!! Happy Dance!

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch Category
2) Creative Playground Challenge #1: Show Us Your Heart.

3) Customer Link up at Imagine That…Digis by Kris – use a Imagine That digi and make a project. Once you have made 10 projects you will get a $6.00 code to the store. Here is my card #5.

4) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #412 – Sweet Valentines

5) Aloha Friday Challenge #65 – love/Valentines

6) Crafty Gals Corner #58 – Sweethearts – use a heart

7) Crafting by Designs Challenge – Hearts

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Pandas Digital Image @ Imagine That…digis by Kris
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ruby Slipper, raven, Berry Blush)
Patterned Paper: Reminisce (Love Stripes 2)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accent/Tools: Taylored Expressions Embossing Folder (Swiss Hearts)

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

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