Graduation Cards

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Graduation Congratulations

I had an order for a grandson who was graduating from High School. The school colors were maroon, grey, black. I also made another one that instead of the 3 stars it has 2017 in maroon.

1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites. I didn’t get to this sketch (#5) last month in Card Sketch Challenge. Original sketch is Tuesday Morning Sketches #396.

Digital Stamp – Congratulations Graduate by Deedee Anderson. Her shop is closed but she might have it on her website
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer. I did paper piece the tassel to get it the color I wanted.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, bazzill white, Ash, Crabapple dark)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Valedictorian)
Accent/Tools: The Paper Studio stars embossing folder, Star brads

Graduation Doors

So I had a last minute order where the guy needed a graduation card for his grandson. He wanted 3 doors with signs and a male graduate on the card. This is what I came up with. Not super happy with the doors but that is all I could come up with quickly. He liked it so I guess it worked.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – bonus – masculine

Digital Image: Graduation Silhouettes from Deer Custom Designs (Etsy)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Valedictorian)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, silver brads, xyron X

Style as cool as you


Mothers Day Style

Inside: When I grow up, I hope to have style as cool as you!

One of the guys at work learned (the hard way on his wife’s 1st Mother’s Day after they adopted their baby girl) that he is suppose to get a card for his wife from their daughter. So he asked if I could make one that was centered around their girl and that they both like clothes and shopping. He also said his daughter loves the color purple so this is what I came up with.


  1. Melonheadz Friends – Pastel Color Challenge – I used pastel colors and a Melonheadz image!!
  2. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #362 – Paper Piecing – I pieced the girls outfit with coordinating papers.
  3. Aloha Friday Challenge #71 – Girly Cards
  4. Sugar Sketch Challenge #52 – use the sketch provided. Instead of a half circle I used a rectangle. And instead of one embellishment I used 3 gems.


Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: KI Memories (from long long time ago)

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

Accents/Tools: gems, embossing folder, Fiskars scallop border punch

Technique: paper pieced the clothes.

It is all about the Sentiment



I needed a birthday card for my Sister-in-law. She likes hot tea and coffee so I thought this image, Coffee Cup Greetings, at Deedee’s Digis was perfect. I liked the color challenge at Cupcake Inspiration this week but didn’t get it linked up before it closed. I used the I {heart} sketch #101 as my inspiration. I liked it but it didn’t look like my sister-in-law at all so I made a second card that was more her colors and style.



1) Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #87 – Something yummy to eat or drink

2) Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge #73 – Add a sentiment

3) Seize the Birthday – Anything Birthday


Digital Image: Coffee Cup Greeting @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accent/Tools: brads, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Techniques: paper piecing

Just finished

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Have I told you the good news yet? Deedee’s Digis is staying open!! You can read about it here…

Today Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #210 – anything goes as long as it is Christmas. So if you finished a last minute project and haven’t posted it yet OR you want to get a start on next year’s Christmas cards, this is the challenge for you! This was one of the last few cards I made before Christmas arrived. One of ladies at work needed Christmas cards for her daughters and one of them loves to cook. So I paper pieced this wonderful image from Deedee’s Digis, Mix it Up.  Paper piecing it was a little tricky with the arm and bowl in front of the apron but with a little fancy cutting and my Xyron X sticker maker I was able to do it and love how it came out! And her matching bow just makes me smile.  I used a Christmas paper pack from several years ago but I thought it was perfect.

I used Sketch Saturday #330 as my inspiration.

Baking Christmas


1) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #210 – Anything Goes – Christmas

2) Jan Card Challenge @ – Bonus Category – Paper Piecing (not from a die cut machine). I printed the image out and then printed it again on patterned paper and cut it out.


Digital Image: Mix it Up @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright & Jolly)

Inks: pre-colored image printed on canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: Xyron X sticker maker

Techniques: paper piecing

Caroling Snowman


So last night I’m looking through challenges I have saved as favorites and come across 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge. The challenge this week is sponsored by Deedee’s Digis and the challenge is to use the awesome sketch as inspiration so I just HAD to play! When I turned the sketch on its side it reminded me of a snowman so I went with that. Then the sentiment would be on the side when you turn the sketch so I decided instead of stitching around the edge I would place the sentiment around the edge since the snowman is singing the song! Inside will say…and a Happy New Year!

Singing Snowman

Simple September Sketch copy


1) 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge – September Sketch Challenge – You have till Friday, 09/12/2014, at 6 pm to play!!

2) Use Your Stuff Challenge #152 – Use a border punch. I used the friskars scallop border punch and just did it on both sides to give the double circle look. Then I punched out white circles and placed them in the middle.

3) My Perfect Life Festive 48 Challenge – Week 35 – make a Christmas each week.

4) Sparkles Christmas Challenge #44 – Snowman

5) Christmas Stamping All Year Challenge #26 – Use one stamp only

6) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #193 – Do you hear what I hear? You might show a picture of a bird cheeping, bells ringing, carol singers … or perhaps something on your card that makes a noise, like a shaker


Digital Image: Caroling Snowman @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Yosemite, Snapdragon, White)

Patterned Paper: scraps from DCWV paper pack

Accents/Tools: Xyron X sticker maker, cutter bee scissors, hole punch, Fiskar’s scallop edge punch, pop dots, Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch

Technique: Paper Pieced

Super Bird


Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

So this is the image I received FREE for completing last months monthly challenge at From the Heart Stamps. I did not need another Father’s Day so I decided to make a birthday card.

Super Bird Balloons

And I thought his hand was perfect for holding balloons. But while I was making this card I had an ideal to make another version so that is why there are 2 cards that are similar but different!

Super Bird Stars

While making the balloon card I had an ideal to make a 4th of July card with this image and that is how this card was born. I’m still going to keep it a birthday card because of the paper I used it still doesn’t shout 4th of July to me…..that just means there might be a 3rd card with this image! I liked the stars to give it more of a super hero birthday feel.

1) From the Heart StampsThe Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge – Use the June Stamp – Super Birdbrain and receive NEXT MONTHS IMAGE FREE.
2) June Card Sketches Challenge – Sketch #6 – use the sketch provided as inspiration. Original sketch was Sketch #68 from i {heart} sketches @ from the heart stamps
3) June Card Challenge @ – Bonus Category – Masculine Card

Image: Super Birdbrain @ From the heart stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge
Technique: paper pieced

Hobby Inspired Father’s Day Cards

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I have made 3 out of 5 sketches for the Card Sketch Challenge @ so I wanted to try to make the last 2 sketches. I used scraps that I had left over from making Father’s Day cards with this paper a couple years ago. The scraps were perfect for this design.

For husband -fishing


1) May Card Challenge @ – Sketch #1 – The sketch was from Cardmaps June 2009

2) Simply Create Too Challenge #62 – Father’s Day or Masculine


Cardstock: Bazzill (Java, (blue discontinued)

Patterned Paper: The Paper Loft (Hooked on Fishing)

Accents/Tools: twine, hole punch, corner punch


This 2nd card I made for a guy at church that orders my cards. His grandson is turning 14 and is into playing the xbox so I went with that theme. I then made an extra one and made it a Happy Father’s Day Card.  This card takes time since it is paper pieced so I only made 1 extra and will make this only when requested.

xbox controller


Have a fantastic day filled with all the things you enjoy the most. Happy Birthday! (or Happy Father’s Day)


) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #171 – No designer paper


Image: Xbox Controller @ Bird’s Cards (FREE)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Black, Bazzill-Blue)

Accents/Tools: circle punches, Xyron X sticker maker, pop dots

Doggy love mail


Doggy mail Valentine

One of the guys at work is like us and only has a fur baby and our dog people. So I like making cards for him to give to his wife that are dog related. When I saw this stamp – Puppy Love – Envelope at Bugaboo I knew it would be perfect! Plus it is on sale right now so I totally SCORED! I paper pieced it with cardstock but I think I might try to color this one some time.  Okay does anyone even remember this paper or paper company?? Man I have some serious paper stash!! The watermark says 2005….just 9 years old!!


1) Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #206 (SSSC206)– Use the sketch provided as inspiration

2) Catch The Bug Challenge – February – Love


Digital Stamp – Puppy Love – Envelope @ Bugaboo Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Sweetwater (Love Me paper collection)

Accent/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, pop dots, Xyron X,


Gift Idea Tuesday at Clearly iStamp

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Come check out how to make these simple and cute paper notepads that will easily fit in your purse! Go to Clearly iStamp Blog


Stamps/Images: Baking Bear Digital Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina)
Patterned Paper: Digital Paper included in Baking Bear Digital Stamp
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: buttons, ribbon, xyron sticker maker, scor-tape, notepad paper, x-acto knife
Technique: 3D project, notepad for purse, gift idea


Stamps/Images: Pencil Talk Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam)
Patterned Paper: Reminisce (Chalkboard Fun)
Accents/Tools: scor-tape, ribbon, Fiskars scallop edge punch
Techniques: Paper Pieced, Gift Idea
Sketch: Sketch Saturday #259

A lady at work saw the notebook and asked to buy it! Then she requested a card to go with it. So I did a matching card.

thank you pencil


1) Papertake Weekly Challenge – If the paper fits… (Paper Piece). The pencil is paper pieced.


Stamps/Images: Howdy Partner Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, white)
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs (The Good Life – Enjoy), Digital paper included in Howdy Partner Digital Image
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: brad, circle punch, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge (tag)
Technique: gift idea, 3d project

Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches #198

Something New…..going on at Clearly Digi Stamps



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… just might be you (if you left a comment!)


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


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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