Sunflower Birthday 2020


I have a standing order for one of the guys at work to make his wife sunflower cards for her birthday, valentines and Mother’s Day. This is her birthday card this year.

My inspiration came from this card came from Lynn’s Locker

Then I used a sketch I saved in my favorites – Create with Connie & Mary Sketch 625

October Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, Java, pinecone)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Kraft in color), The Paper Studio (white shiplap)
Metal Dies: Gina Marie Designs (wreath), Cottage Cutz (sunflowers), Sizzix Tim Holtz (Tags)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Sprinkles(birthday boy)

Standing order for Mother’s Day

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I have been making some of the guys at work cards for their mom’s and wives for several years. This is one of my longest customers and every Mother’s Day he gets a card for his grandma (flamingos), Mom (cactus, old west), wife (sunflowers) and step-mom (garden, flowers, old trucks). So this is this years cards….

I original made this one for a guy who wanted a “bright happy sunflower” card to encourage someone. Sunflowers usually have darker colors to it because of the darker yellow Sunflowers are. But he wanted a brighter yellow so this is what I came up with. Hope he likes it! I used Sketch~N~Scrap World Card Making Day 2019 sketch #4 as my inspiration.  I found a color scheme on the internet and then modified it a little.

Bright Sunflower

Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oases, Atlantic, African Daisy, Hillary), AC Cardstock (Taffy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Create a Sunflower)
Accents/Tools: Darice Embossing Folder (wire fence), Doodlebug Sprinkles (Birthday girl)

So I had bought some sunflower stickers and made this version for the wife that loves sunflowers! (I have been making her cards since she was the girlfriend!)

Bright Sunflower sticker
Cactus Mothers Day

This card was inspired by one of Karen’s (TexasMomOf4) cards that we are lifting as part of the May 2020 Inspirational Card Challenge.

This is not showing up very well in the photograph on here. I promise it looks way better in real life. It is a different style for me but I think I like it. When I started putting the plants on the popped up piece I had to hang them off to make them fit. I liked the look and realized Karen’s had a little hanging off too. Thanks Karen for the inspiration!

P.S. – the background is paper that comes in the paper pack.


Flamingo Mothers Day

His grandma gets a flamingo Mother’s Day and Christmas card every year. So this is paper from the same line I made her card in 2014. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #361 as my inspiration.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Hillary)
Patterned Paper: Carta Bella (Summer Lovin’)
Accents/Tools: Scallop punch

Happy Mothers Day flowers

This was for his step-mom and was also one of my popular Mother’s Day cards this year. The flower was cut from a patterned paper in a paper pad. The patterned paper also came from the same paper pad. Added some cardstock, twine and cute sketch and the card was done! I used the Sketch~n~Scrap Sketch #165 for my inspiration.

May 2020 Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – card for Female.
May Happy Mail Card Challenge – I sent this one to my Godmother.

Cardstock: Hobby Lobby (dark blue), Bazzill (rain)
Patterned Paper: Craft Smart Paper Pad (Deep Blossom)
Accents/Tools: twine, Fiskars Scallop Edge punch, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Sunflower Mother’s Day

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Sunflower Mother's Day

I have a standing order for Sunflowers for a guy at work to give to his wife. Here is her Mother’s Day Card. I used the bonus sketch of the April Card Sketch Challenge @ I don’t know where the original sketch came from as there was no marking on it. Also for the bonus category of the April Inspirational Card Challenge – Mother’s Day or Feminine @

Cardstock: Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, Vanilla, Brown)
Patterned Paper: Jenni Bowlin (brown mini dots)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1 1/4 square punch, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cartridge, Spellbinders Flower Bundle #4 metal die

Sunflower Birthday Wishes


Sunflower Birthday

So I have been making one of the guys at work cards for his girlfriends birthday since they started dating…4-5 years ago. She loves sunflowers so that is what every birthday card has been. Well they got married this summer so now I make his wife birthday cards! So this is her first birthday card as “wife!” I used a FREE IMAGE from Beccy’s Blog called Bucket of Blossoms.


  1. Beccy’s Place October Challenge – Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy’s Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog and submit a direct link to her challenge.
  2. Atlantic Hearts Sketch #232 – use the sketch to inspire your card.
  3. October Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Photo Category – use the photo to inspire a card. I was inspired by the sunflowers!


Digital Stamp: Bucket of Blossoms – FREE – @ Beccy’s Place

Cardstock: Bazzill (Beeswax, Purple Pizzazz, blue and gray are discontinued)

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

Accents/Tools: twine, cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Birthday and Geometric Rings

Sunflower Wedding and Birthday

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So one of the guys I work with is getting married tomorrow. So I made a card for all of us at work to sign. He said they really didn’t have wedding colors but was decorating in sunflowers and country feel. So this is what I came up with!! Found the sunflower stickers at Hobby Lobby and they were on sale that week!!

1) September Card Sketch Challenge @ – sketch #5. Original is from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #157.
2) September Inspirational Card Challenge@ – Bonus category – Something old. Use something old from your stash that you have not used in a long time (you can’t remember the last time you used it). Well the metal charms I have had forever and I don’t use them very often.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Beeswax, Pinecone, Rain Forest)
Sunflower Sticker: The Paper Studio La Petites (sunflowers)
Accents/Tools: burlap string, Studio G metal charms, Sizzix Love Set embossing folder, Marvy Uchida circle punch, Fiskars corner rounder, 1/8 scor-tape



Chalkboard Tags

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Love Sunflower

Love Always

I bought a package of chalkboard tags last year and never got around to using them. So this year I saw Kathy101 post a sketch using a tag and thought they would be perfect. Well after several attempts I couldn’t get that sketch to work so I moved onto another sketch, Tuesday Morning Sketches #336, and love the outcome. I also went with these Chalkboard tags because the product category at the Inspirational Card Challenge is Chalkboard product. I paired it with a sunflower since one of the guys at work that placed an order his girlfriend’s favorite flower is the sunflower. And every girl should get their favorite flower on Valentine’s Day!I also have a goal to use up my non dwindling supplies so the background heart paper were scraps I had.

I had two tags that would work for this design so made two cards!

1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ – product category – chalkboard
2) 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #284 (4 CC#284) – Love

Image: sunflower is paper pieced from Whimsy and Stars (Sunflower Bird Digital Stamp)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Glow, Raven)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (B&W doodle hearts)
Accents/Tools: ribbon, heart brad, pop dots, xyron X sticker maker


Two sketches and only 5 days left

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You ever have those cards or challenges you are determined to do but man do they make you work for it!! Well that is what happened when I decided to make the 2 sketches offered at Feeling Sketchy for their Month Long National Scrapbook Day Challenge. I knew these sketches would get me out of my comfort zone and I wanted a little challenge!! Be careful what you ask for!! I thought I would have a hard time with the circles but that one came together in no time. Now the other sketch gave me a run for my money!! After several tries I finally came up with something I liked!


Sunflower bear


1) May Card Challenge @ – Theme – Thinking of you

2) A Gem of a Challenge #145 – Flowers

Feeling Sketchy - sketch 2

Congratulations Bailey


1) May Card Challenge @ – Product – Use brads

If you are inspired by the sketches come play with me for a chance to win a #25.00 gift card to Deedee’s Digis.


Thinking of you
Digital Image: Fall Teddies @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop punch, cutter bee scissors, pop dots

Congratulations Bailey

Digital Image: Congratulations Graduate @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: brad, pop dots, xyron X, EK Success 1 1/2 circle punch

It’s a Birthday post


I had two birthday cards to do for friends that ordered them. And then one of them gave me an ideal to do a Fall-ish themed card for Card Class at the church on Friday night.

65th Birthday


1) October Card Sketch Challenge @ – Sketch # 5 (original sketch: Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #18)


Cardstock: Bazzill (white), The purple and gold  is from Hobby Lobby

Patterned Paper: from Michael’s

Embossing folder: Cricut Cuttlebug (Geometric Rings)

Accents/Tools: Flower from Michael’s, Cricut, scallop circle punch, Circle punch

Sunflower-Happy Birthday


1) Perfect Sentiments Challenge #94 (PSC94) – Autumn Birthday

2) Creative Card Crew Challenge #46 – Tag

3) October Card Challenge @ – Product Category – twine/floss



Digital Stamp: Sunflower Bird at Whimsy and Stars Studio
Patterned Paper:Pebbles Inc (Welcome Christmas)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, Beeswax)

Accents/Tools: Twine, button,

Sunflower-Thankful for You


1) Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #167 his week our challenge is “Colors of Fall.”  Use fall/autumn browns, golds, reds, oranges, mossy greens, yellows, purple — whatever makes you think of crisp air and gorgeous leaves.

2) Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #9 – Flowers

3) Crafty Creations Challenge #242 – Winged Things

4) October Card Challenge @ – Sketch Category


Digital Stamp: Sunflower Bird at Whimsy and Stars Studio
Patterned Paper:Pebbles Inc (Welcome Christmas)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, Beeswax)

Thinking of you


This week at For Fun Challenges we are going to let your creativity flow!! Just get in your craft room and play. Have fun! Recharge your batteries. When you are done come here and show off your work!

Can’t wait to see what you post for us with “ANYTHING GOES” week!!


1) For Fun Challenges – Anything Goes!! Yep, just let your creativity flow!!

2) Day 314 @ 365 Cards – Super Sketchy Sunday. Use the sketch as inspiration.

3) Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #121Create a “Thinking of You” card 

Oh, and if you want to see more cute stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps come back on Sunday for our Blog Hop!


Stamps/Images: Sunshine & Smiles @
Cardstock/Papers: Kraft paper – unknown, Green Paisley – Jellibean soup (Lentil Soup), Brown Graph – Basic Grey (Origins), Brown Dots – unknown (scraps)
Inks/Markers: Tombow Markers (yellow 985, brown 879,947, green 177,126), computer for sentiment
Accents/Tools: Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Squares Large,

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