Encouragement Cards for Chemo patient

1 Comment

A lady at work told me her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and was starting 15 weeks of chemo. She wanted to know if I could make mini or small regular cards of encouragement so she could have her sister open one every week of chemo. She just needed them within the week because she was going to see her. So I prayed because it was going to be tough to get 15 cards done in one week and God said "tell her yes" so I did. He made all the cards come together so nicely and fairly quick. She loved them and knew her sister would too!

She told me that her sister was a Christian and more of a flower/beauty type of girl. So I knew I had enough stuff in my craft room so I went looking and found so much wonderful stuff that fit what I felt she wanted for her sister.

This two cards were made using Stampin' Up supplies (I believe both are discontinued but if you have them like me maybe this will inspire you!) But they do still have the Hand Penned Petals Stamp Set so I'll link my friends site. I have not used the stamps yet just the beautiful cards in the card pack.
Card size: 3 3/8 x 4 3/4

MINI CARD CRAZE IN JULY challenge @ Scrapbook.com

Anything is Possible Card
Journaling Card: Stampin' Up (Hand penned Memories & More Card Pack)
Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up (Ornate Floral 3D)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven)

Rose Overlay Card
Image and Overlay - Stampin' Up (Incredible Like You Kit)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation)

The book card I colored with Tombow Dual Brush Markers.
Inside says: Cancer is only going to be a chapter of your life, not the whole story.

MINI CARD CRAZE IN JULY challenge @ Scrapbook.com

Card size: 3 3/8 x 4 3/4

Cancer is just a chapter
Image: Hero Arts Bold Prints (Book Stacks)
Markers: Tombow Dual Brush Markers
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven)

Flowers Grow Card
Patterned Paper: The Paper Boutique (Bumblebee's Dance - embellishment pad and 8 x 8 paper pad)
Metal Dies:
Cardstock: Bazzill (

Thinking of You Card
Cardstock: Bazzill (
Journaling Card (Recollections - Blooming Tag Pad)
Gems: Recollections

Card size: 3 3/8 x 4 3/4


You Got This
Journaling Card:
Patterned Paper:

One Day at a Time
Journaling Card: Jen Hadfield - Hey, Hello Collection
Patterned Paper:
Cardstock: Bazzill (

I love You Jar
Paper/Image:
Cardstock:
Edge punch: 

Rainbows, unicorns and scraps of cardstock!

1 Comment

In 2020 I made mother's day cards using strips of cardstock. I did this because I needed a rainbow inspired card for a mother that loves rainbows! Since then I have made several different cards with the same concept.

In February 2021 I made these for a couple orders:
SUPPLIES:
Metal Dies: Sizzix (Stephanie Barnard -Stars), Stampin' Up (Stitched Stars), Creative Expressions (Happy Birthday CEDSS009)
Embossing Folder: Darice (stars assorted)
In September 2021 I made these:
The small note card "Yay" (yay is in black) was for a young girl starting 6th grade. It was to encourage to have fun and enjoy the 6th grade. 
SUPPLIES:
Metal Die: Concord and 9th (Yay Dies #10373), Sizzix (Stephanie Barnard -Stars), Stampin' Up (Stitched Stars), Creative Expressions (Happy Birthday CEDSS009)
In November a friend of mind needed a unicorn or rainbow card for her granddaughter so I made these using both! She picked the pink and blue one! The unicorn given to me by my friend Ro!! Thanks Ro!
SUPPLIES:
Metal Die: Recollections Cut & Emboss (Unicorn), Sizzix (Stephanie Barnard -Stars), Creative Expressions (Happy Birthday CEDSS009)
Accents/Tools: Wink of Stella (on the unicorn to make it sparkle), vellum, Xyron X, Gina K Designs (Foam Tape 3.6m)

Card Kit done in my style!

1 Comment

So we went to Texas this past week for a week of craftiness! And it was just what I needed. We were snowed in so we had nothing to do but relax and play. Before the snow hit we met up with another crafty friend in the area that is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and she put on a little get together/card class. She had the You Are Amazing Card Kit for us to split so we could make 2 cards each. I love the stuff in the kit but the cards are not my style so I asked if I could make cards at home in my own style and she said I could. I did not think the shinny blue paper went with these colors and the design just didn’t speak to me. These are my versions made with the kit stuff! Still have a couple more to make but these spoke to me while I was cleaning so I crafted instead of cleaning!!

Watering Can Card: 
I had the watering can and tulips in my die cuts and had not used them yet and they were perfect...at least in my opinion!!
I used sketch #5 of the Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I'm also entering it into the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge - product - flowers.

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up (You are Amazing Card Kit)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Piglet, Candle, Parakeet)
Metal Dies: Impression Obsession Dies (IO Dies) - Tulips (die147-A), Watering Can (die155-A)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug (swiss dots)
Wild Flowers Card:
I originally did the design horizontal with a big sentiment stamp in the middle and two flower lying across the card. Well my first attempt one of the yellow stripes on the end was way skinner then the other end. So I decided if I turned it horizontal then it looked better. In doing so I took off the sentiment and placed the three flowers and liked it better. This 2nd card I was able to get the yellow layers more even. I used Sketch #1 from the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge (long and skinny 9 1/4 x 3 3/4 fits in long skinny envelope usually used for bills....much better to get this than bills!!) I thought these wildflowers stems #2 from Tim Holtz matched the paper pretty darn good! Was happy how this turned out.

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up (You are Amazing Card Kit) 
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Calypso, Whirlpool, Candle)
Metal Dies: Sizzix (Tim Holtz Wildflowers Stems #2)

3D Birthday cards

1 Comment

I made this card for my Godmother’s Birthday.  I’m actually a couple weeks early with making it!! I used Sketch #3 from the October Card Sketch Challenge. Sorry the image is blurry. I couldn’t get a good photo. The bird image is 3D with several layers so that is why it looks that way.
Happy Mail Challenge – October 2020

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill (pansy, heather)
3D Push Outs – Jeanine’s Art (Birds & Flowers (SB10318))
Embossing folder: Stampin Up – Sizzix Country Floral embossing folder

Bird - mom - birthday - email

I made this for a lady to give to her mom for her mother’s birthday.

Rainbow Inspired Cards

2 Comments

Another one of the guys at work gets a mother’s day card for his mom and her theme is rainbows. So I made two versions and then made it in other colors case other people liked the design.

He chose this full rainbow one for his mom!

Another customer chose the same full rainbow one for her 3 daughters!

Happy Mothers Day pink-orange1
Happy Mothers Day pink-blue1
Happy Mothers Day yellow1

I made the yellow one for another customer whose wife loves yellow and they have 9 kids so I represented that with 9 hearts and a big heart for the husband.

Here is Version 2.

Happy Mothers Day v2

I found inspiration for V1 and V2 cards on Jennifer McGuire’s blog.

May 2020 Inspirational Card Challenge – Product Category – vellum

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (scraps in all colors)
Metal Dies: Memory Box (Flicker Hearts), Lawn Fawn (LF492 Hearts), Lawn Fawn (Mother’s Day Border)
Accents/Tools: Hobby Lobby vellum, Xyron X,

Happy Birthday Rainbow

So I made several different sizes of rainbow stripes so I decided to turn this one into a birthday card.

This card is for the May Happy Mail Challenge at Scrapbook.com. Dawn.s put out a request:
I do have a special request for a young lady who’s only wish for her 18th birthday is to receive cards in the mail. Her name is Julia and she is the niece of a friend of mine. Julia is autistic and will be graduating high school soon, from special needs classes, with the capabilities of a second grader. Her birthday is May 9th and handmade or store bought cards would be welcomed.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (scraps in all colors)
Metal Dies: Queen & Company (words), Stampin Up (Stitched Star Dies)
Accents/Tools: Hobby Lobby vellum, Xyron X,

Cat With Sign – Birthday

1 Comment

Cat Sign Birthday

So I needed a card for my co-workers wife and my niece. They both like cats so I went looking in my images and found this digital stamp (also comes in a clear stamp) from Gerda Steiner (Cat Holding Sign). My co-worker got deployed at the end of Dec and his wife turned 30 this month. I know it has to be hard without her husband so I’m going to send the card with a small gift certificate to get some local Andy’s Custard!
On my niece’s card I will place her name on the sign instead of the age. Found the patterned paper in a workout paper pad from Michael’s (Craft Smith)….trying to use up some stuff on hand.

I used sketch #3 from the Jan Card Sketch Challenge on Scrapbook.com. The original sketch can be found  Here At MojoMonday.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Whirlpool, lily pond, Kachina, velvet)
Patterned Paper: Michael’s Paper Pad/Craft Smith (Working on my Fitness)
Metal Dies: Avery Ellie (Pro Banner), Sizzix (dotted Circles),
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Queen & Co Epoxy white dots,
Inks/Pens: Stampin’ Up
Digital Stamp: Cat Holding Signat Gerda Steiner (also comes in clear stamp called All Cats)

Country Home Cards

1 Comment

Last year I went on a Scrapbooking cruise out of Galvaston, Texas. It was put on by a couple Stampin’ Up Demonstrators. Which I have really never used their products because I’m not a stamper! Well they had some items set up that you could make if you wanted and you were given the products to make them. They had a cute fall hanger but I didn’t need a fall hanger so I took the supplies home and decided I could make cards out of it. So here are three cards I have come up with so far.

I used Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! May 25, 2017 sketch for my inspiration.

Greatful for someone like you

I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #187 for my inspiration.

Todays the perfect day

Inside: … for thinking happy thoughts of you.

I used My Favorite Things Sketch #318 for my inspiration.

Supplies on all cards:

Stamps: Country Home by Stampin’ Up

Patterned Paper: Country Lane Designer Paper by Stampin’ Up

Cardstock: Bazzill (Cajun, Palo Verde)

Accents/Tools: brads, ribbon, EK Success scallop punch

Hummingbird

1 Comment

Hummingbird - 4

I have a standing order for hummingbirds for Mother’s Day. I broke down and bought “Humming Along” by Stampin’ Up. So glad I did. Since I’m not a stamper or good at coloring I decided to stamp on paper that was done like watercolor! Then I used the dies to cut it out. I used the abstract image that comes in the die as the background. It took me a little bit to figure out how to do it since the gold was thin and when it went through the xyron it would be hard to put it on without it ripping. Finally glued the gold on some plain cardstock and then cut it.

Even though the sketch showed ink I did a die cut….which is more my style!

CHALLENGES:
1) May 2019 Card Sketch – Sketch #4. Original sketch found here.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp and Metal Die: Humming Along by Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Bazzill (Rain, Seasalt) The Paper Studio (Antique Gold)
Patterned Paper (hummingbird): Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Ink: memento black

Hummingbird - 6

Stamp and Metal Die: Humming Along by Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lagoon, ) The Paper Studio (Antique Gold)
Patterned Paper (hummingbird): Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Ink: memento black

Hummingbird Green

Stamp and Metal Die: Humming Along by Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bazzill Green, Pollen) The Paper Studio (Antique Gold)
Patterned Paper (hummingbird): Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Ink: memento black

Hummingbird Kachina

Stamp and Metal Die: Humming Along by Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, Pollen) The Paper Studio (Antique Gold)
Patterned Paper (hummingbird): Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Ink: memento black

Mother’s Day Flamingo

Leave a comment

Flamingo Mother's Day

I have to do a flamingo card for a co-workers grandmother every year. This is her 2019 Mother’s Day card. I had to use less lighting for the photo to show the 3 embossed lines on the left. Used sketch #5 from the April Card Sketch Challenge. I made the card horizontal instead of vertical. Also for the April Inspirational Card Challenge – bonus – mother’s Day.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Endless Summer from Digi Web Studio (no longer available)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Lagoon)
Accents/Tools: Kaiserscrapbook rhinestone (island lagoon), Stampin Up (Seaside embossing folder), scor-pal

Flamingo Mothers Day

I realized I did not post any of my Mother’s Day cards for 2018. This was the grandmother’s 2018 Mother’s Day Card. I cut an extra flower spray and pop dotted it on top of the flamingo for dimension.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Aloha Floral @ https://www.etsy.com/shop/YenzArtHaut

Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation, White), American Crafts (butterscotch)

Accents/Tools: 1/16 EK Success pop dots, Martha Stewart Edge punch

%d bloggers like this: