Lucky Lil Birdie

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Lucky Bird

Inside:
To my tweet friend
on St. Patrick’s Day
wishing you good luck & happiness

I didn’t get any St. Patrick’s Day cards done for this year but still wanted to play in the Monthly Challenge at From the Heart Stamps so now I have a card ready for next year!!

I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #395 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) From the Heart Stamps – Monthly Challenge – use the stamp provided and get next month’s image FREE!
2) March Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – used a past sketch I saved.

Product:
Digital Image: Lucky Lil Birdie @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Mexican Poppy, white)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Collectable – Remarkable)
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: black rhinestones

Pencil Eraser Stamping

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Top O Mornin

So I went looking for inspiration on the pencil eraser stamping technique (basically use the eraser as your stamp pad to make circles) and saw this card I really liked (I adore you) http://sweetpapertreats.com/2014/06/03/watercolor-for-card-makers-day-4/

So then I decided to do the color scheme at the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com which is the colors above except for gold it should be silver. But had to have gold on a St. Patty’s Card!! I did cut out the shamrock and had the negative space like on the inspiration but didn’t like it as much as just pop dotting a shamrock on the white piece. I don’t do cut outs well!!

CHALLENGE:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – color category – use the colors provided as your inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Classic Yellowgreen, Green, white)
Inks: some trial inks from over 10 years ago
Accents/Tools: embossing folder, 1/16 EK Success pop dots, SVG file – shamrock (  )

Happy Birthday dots - verticle

So I decided to make another card with the Pencil Eraser Stamping technique based off this card: http://stampandembellish.com/2015/08/build-a-birthday-fun-cards/

I stamped on textured cardstock so it gave it a different look. Now let me tell you I’m not a stamper so after trying to stamp a saying and that not working… I thought the saying needed to be heat embossed. Well I couldn’t find my stamp buddy to keep the powder from getting on other parts of the card so I went back to my trusty computer!! I stamped with pencil erasers and the big ones are daubers….now to find a mini and medium dot. (I tried q-tips but unless they were tight they didn’t work right).

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique Category – pencil eraser stamping.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, white)
Inks: unknown from over 10 years ago

Irish Blessings

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I made this card as one of our projects for the retirement home. Unfortunately mother nature decide to drop 6 inches of snow last weekend so it was cancelled. So I will save all the card kits for next year but I wanted to share it with you today. I am also using it as my sample for the March Anything Goes challenge at Crafting by Designs.

CHALLENGES:

1) Crafting by Designs – Anything goes (month long challenge)

2) 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #236 – Green

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image from Deedee’s Digis – Irish Blessings

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accent/Tools: EK Success border bunch

A bouquet of clovers just for you!

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Shamrock Bouquet

Today I’m getting to create just to create. I do need a need a card for a secret pal but any St. Patrick’s Day card could work for that. I found this wonderful image, Shamrock Digital Stamp, at Waltzingmouse and it is FREE! My husband colored it in photoshop for me. I told him not to work about making it fancy with shadows and shading but I still think it looks great. I bought this paper just for this card….I was hoping to have a card class before March 17th but that didn’t happen. I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #209 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

1) Catch the Bug Challenge – Feelin’ Lucky

2) March Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites – saved the sketch in my sketchbook

SUPPLIES:

Digital Stamp – Shamrock Digital Stamp @ Waltzingmouse  (FREE image)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, French Vanilla, grey – discontinued)

Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers (Storytime)

Inks: colored image in photoshop printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accent/tools: cutterbee scissors, pop dots

Bingo Birthday at Bugaboo Stamps

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Well Bugaboo is turning 4 years old and is celebrating all week long. I’m trying so hard to play in the challenges but with a full work week I’m not sure what I will get done! But I did manage to get one of the challenges done!

St Patrick's Bear

I used My Favorite Things Card Sketch #159 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

1) Catch the Bug Challenge Blog – Saturday, January 18 – Bingo – Birthday Theme/ hop

TicTacToe

I did a diagonal line from the bottom left – Bugaboo Image, Free, Ribbon. I decided to do a St. Patrick’s card and do a birthday card later in the week….pretty sure the theme was open as long as you did a line on the bingo board.

2) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #190 – More than 3 layers

3) Inky Chicks Challenge #21 – Bingo Board – any 3 on the board. I did metal embellishment, tag, ribbon.

SUPPLIES:

Image: Circle Sentiments – St Patricks Theodore @ Bugaboo Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (Black, white, Classic Yellowgreen)

Patterned Paper:

Accent/Tools: white brad, ribbon, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Fiskars scallop border punch, pop dots