Masculine Plaid Cards

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Grandpa Gold in his heart

A lady requested this quote for her grandpa’s birthday. It was a good thing that my local scrapbook store found some very old BasicGrey papers in their storage room. They had one sheet of this so I picked it up along with some others. Good thing I did because it was perfect for this saying….at least I thought so!
I used Freshly Made Sketches 276 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1)December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – plaid paper.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White)
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey (Little Black Dress Collection – Classy Chic)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

 

In April I made a “DAD” card for my FIL’s birthday.  (which I apparently forgot to post!)
Dad Birthday
I showed it to a lady and she said she wanted one for her dad’s birthday. Well I didn’t have the same paper so this is what I came up with…

Stars - Dad

I put the dad on the bottom right corner this time so I moved the stars up to the left corner. She loved it!

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Color Category.
2) December Scraplift Your Favorites – I ended up “lifting” one of my own cards!

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (old retired)
Patterned Paper: Authentique (Loyal Collection)
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs (Stitched Stars), burlap twine, Cricut, Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Sending Prayers

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Sending Prayers

Yes!! That is a stamped sentiment!! I love seeing all the stamped cards but it seriously is hard for me so I would much rather run it through my printer! But I had bought these stamps awhile back and thought it worked perfectly with this sketch and butterfly.
Simple card but sometimes simple works.

Challenges:
1) July Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #1. Original sketch found here: http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com/2014/05/card-sketch-26.html

SUPPLIES:
Butterfly die cut: My Mind’s Eye (My Story – Mixed bag)
Sentiment Stamp: Papertrey Ink (Inside & Out: Well Wishes)
Cardstock: Bazzill (watermelon, Raven)
Patterned Paper: from my scrap drawer
Accents/Tools: ribbon, scor-tape

Several Birthday Cards

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Peace Birthday

I made this card for my Niece’s 15th Birthday. This image reminded me of her.

CHALLENGES:
1) March Card Inspiration Challenge – Theme – birthday

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Peace of God @ Cute As A Button Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly, Bazzill Blue, Bazzill Green)
Inks: Digital image colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder

Daisy Yellow Happy Birthday.JPG

I had an order for a Birthday card for a lady that likes Daisies. I used Sketch #1 of the March Card Sketch Challenge as my inspiration. Also for the March Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – birthdays.

SUPPLIES:
SVG File: Daisies (will have to look it up)
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, African Daisy)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Sunny Days Ahead – Spring Floral)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder, buttons, glue dots, xyron x, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Butterfly Birthday

Had an order for a birthday card and she likes butterflies. I used the photo inspiration category from the March Inspirational Card Challenge as my inspiration…plus the new butterflies from Michael’s helped in that process!! I lifted this card on pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/309763280606455534/

SUPPLIES:
Butterflies: Recollections
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Blue Oasis)
Accents/Tools: Rick Rack, Sizzix Swirls & Squares Embossing Folder, scor-tape, Recollections butterflies

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Poinsettia Christmas

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poinsettia-christmas

So there are two ladies at the retirement home that like special cards made for their kids (one has son and family and one has daughter and family). One of the ladies I’m super close to and she loves Poinsettia’s so I always make her sons card with a poinsettia. This year while looking through my Christmas paper and thinking of current sketches I saw this journaling card in the paper pack and thought it might work for sketch #3 of the Dec Card Sketch Challenge. This is what I came up with. I cut the poinsettia from the Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Card Sketch Challenge – sketch #3 – original sketch – retrosketches #241
2) December Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Christmas/Winter

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (French Vanilla, Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: Sizzix framlits dotted rectangles, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

poinsettia-2

I decided since I made the lady’s son a card that I would make her one too since she loves poinsettia’s so much and she is “one of my ladies” from the retirement home! I also made one for a co-worker to give his step-mom for Christmas.
I used the same paper pad that was used for her son’s card but a different design. I made the poinsettia a little smaller and doubled up the green on the bottom.

CHALLENGES:
December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I got the ideal from this card.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X, Fiskars scallop edge punch, Cricut, Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge,

poinsettia-music-card

This was for a lady at work’s daughter. She wanted it to be music themed and this is what I came up with. I decided to go with another poinsettia and then I will use this design to make one for my friend next year! I used Cas(e) this sketch #93 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Christmas/winter.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X, Cricut, Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge, ribbon, gingham ribbon, gold brads

Yo Ho Ho Happy Halloween

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Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring the Clear it Out Challenge which is Halloween (or use Black and Orange). I went with the Halloween theme but in the end used black and orange only so I did both without even trying! This card is for one of the guys at work to give his mom as they are big Basset Hound lovers so I was super excited when I saw this image.

Yo Ho Ho

In my stash I found the dog bone paper clip and chest charm which I thought was perfect. The paper is also YEARS old so the only thing new and modern on this card is the image! I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #271 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

1) October Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – used Tuesday Morning Sketches #271

2) Clear it Out Challenge – Halloween (or use orange and black)

3) Use Your Stuff #158 – Pet / Animal challenge. Not one of our dogs but there is a guy at work that has a standing order of Basset Hound cards for his mom.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image – Yo Ho Ho @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock – Bazzill (Black, Cheddar)

Patterned Paper – Trick or Treat Words (Rusty Pickle), Jack O Lanterns (Treehouse Designs), Jeepers Creepers (Heidi Grace Designs)

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

Accents/Tools: dog bone paper clip, twine, ribbon

Use your Stickers!

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Santa Tag

Happy Easter Secret Pal

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Easter Secret Pal

Happy Bee-Day!

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One of the nurses asked for a birthday card for her husband that is starting a bee-hive so she wanted bee related. This is what I came up with! Hope she likes one on them.

(she picked the first one!)

Beehive

Inside: Wishing you the Happbeeist Birthday!

CHALLENGES:

1) March Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Lift Category

2) 2 Sisters Challenge #174 – Black, white + one color. I did Yellow!

SUPPLIES:

Digital Stamp: Bumbles by Lisa Lara (discontinued from Clearly Digi Stamps)

SVG file: Beehive (discontinued from Clearly Digi Stamps)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Lemonade, white, black)

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

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Honeycomb embossing folder, pop dots

Happy Bee-day

CHALLENGES:

1) The Pink Elephant Challenge #240 (TPE240) – Birthday

2) Tuesday Morning Sketches #239 – Use the sketch for inspiration. I turned it on its side.

SUPPLIES:

Image: Fresh Cuts die cut (very very old)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Beeswax, Pinecone, French Vanilla)

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Honeycomb embossing folder, ribbon, pop dots

Valentine’s for a Secret Pal/Secret Sister

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Somebunny

Inside: Happy Valentine’s Day!   Guess who?

When I saw this adorable image was the January Digi of the Month at Deedee’s Digis I was so happy I played last month….because that meant I got it free! I thought this would make a cute Valentine card for a secret pal/secret sister.  Which I have a standing order with one of the ladies at the retirement home to make a secret pal card for each holiday so I’m always on the lookout for good images that can be used! I wanted it to have a Valentine feel without it being too lovey.  I used the color version then used the outline version to paper piece the blue part of the hat and sweater. I wanted the cream color to be the main color instead of white so I cut the snow out and only left a little on the mailbox. And with all the cold weather and snow we are having lately we just might have snow covered mailboxes for Valentine’s Day! I used i {heart} card sketches #51 as my inspiration (I love her sketches!). I think her secret pal is a female but I think with these colors it could go either to a female or male.

And you know you have way too much cardstock when the patterned paper states it matches 4 Bazzill Cardstocks and I had everyone of them!! I actually think that is being well prepared!

CHALLENGES:

1) Deedee’s Digis January Digi of the Month Challenge – Use the image provided and get next month image FREE!

2) Crafty Creations Challenge #255 – Seasonal (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) – I went with winter with the snow on mailbox, sweater and stocking cap!

3) Jan Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme – Love

4) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #162 – Spots and Dots. I hope mine counts as I think Spots and Dots are the same thing.

5) i {heart} card sketches #51 –  use the sketch as inspiration.

Sketch051

SUPPLIES:

Image: Sending My Love @ Deedee’s Digi’s

Cardstock: Bazzill ( French Vanilla, Crimson, Whirlpool, Coal)

Patterned Paper: Kaiser Craft (Loire Valley Collection)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Ink Jet printer.

Accents/Tools: ribbon brad, pop dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Technique: Paper Piecing (the blue on the hat and sweater)

New Releases and a Sale at Doodle Pantry

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Yes, I know it is NOT December 1st but Laurie at Doodle Pantry decided to release the stamps earlier and have a SALE at the same time!!! How AWESOME is that!! And she asked me to stay on through January as a Guest Designer!! Yippee!! I was so glad because there are several stamps being released this month that I wanted!!

Nov 28-Dec 3 – Doodle Pantry is having a  black Friday/cyber Monday sale 40% off everything coupon sale  (excluding products labeled as bundles).

The first one is the Goose Me Digital Image.  I’m late on two of my friends birthday cards so expect to see more of this adorable stamp! I love that saying “Oh my gooseness!” That makes me smile each time I say it!

Oh…..come back on Dec 1st to play in the Doodle Pantry Blog Challenge #41  because you will receive Goose Me FREE just for using a Doodle Pantry image on your entry into the challenge. And if you don’t have a Doodle Pantry image they are 40% off right now till Dec 3rd and there are FREE ones in the store. CUTE FREE ONES!!

Goose Friends

Inside: For having you in my life.

CHALLENGES:

1) Sketch-N-Scrap – Sketch #14 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration

2) 2 Sisters Challenge #171 – Thank You

3) Card Crafters Circle Challenge #102 – Thankful – Thank you

4) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #76 – (CMM76) Sentiments of thankfulness or gratitude

5) Creative Belli Blog Challenge #183 – Thank You. My old stash used – the friend paper. I have no clue as it didn’t have any information on it. But I’m sure it is several years old. The orange and pink pieces are scrap pieces.

6) Day 331 @ 365 Cards – Thankful

I then got to play with Mustache SVG file. There is also a digital image Mustache Mish Mash if you would rather have it as an image.  I saw the hat/heart/mustache ideal on the internet and liked it. Then I saw the saying on a different site and liked it. So I decided to combine the two into my own unique card! I used the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #145 as my inspiration.

Mustache - love you

I’m so excited for the Doodle Pantry 40% sale….I have made my list of “really must need” stamps and now I can get more before having to save up more of my allowance! Check out the store I’m sure you will find “really must have” stamps that you can add to your wish list for Christmas!!

SUPPLIES:

Thankful for you Card

Images: Goose Me @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill (Parakeet, Princess)

Patterned Paper: Orange (Bo Bunny), Friends – unknown

Accents: brown brads, pink ribbon

Mustache Card

Images: Hats & Things Digital Image @ Doodle Pantry

SVG File – Mustache SVG File @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, EK Success heart border punch, pop dots

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