Country Home Cards

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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.

Grateful Heart

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

 

Thanksgiving Cards 2017

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Scarecrow & Turkey Thanksgiving

Inside:
Wishing you a Turkey Day stuffed with everything good! Happy Thanksgiving

I was out of Thanksgiving cards so when I had my sale some ladies asked me to make some up quick. So I came up with 3 cards that they could order. Got them done in the nick of time!

I used Sketch Saturday #487 for my inspiration. Instead of a circle in the middle I did a rectangle.

CHALLENGES:
1) Nov 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Fall, Thanksgiving, Thank you.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Scarecrow’s Turkey @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (White, Arctic, Starmist, Pinecone, Walnut)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Thanksgiving - Autumn Brings

Here is the 2nd Thanksgiving card I made this year. I cut the leaves out of patterned paper and used the World Card Making Day Sketch from Sketch N Scrap as my inspiration.

2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – fall, Thanksgiving, Thank you.
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pinecone)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (TheNatural Botanical), The paper studio (antique gold)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Thanksgiving Greetings - Turkey.JPG

This was the 3rd card I made for this years Thanksgiving Cards. I used an image from Diane’s Daydream Designs that is no longer in business. I used the My Favorite Things Sketch #330 as my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Just Being Grateful – Diane’s Daydream Designs (no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (yam, Raven)
Patterned Paper: EK Success Inspirables Simply Seasonal (Harvest-Stripes)
Accents/Tools: Xyron 510

Are you in a safe place?

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squirrel-friend

Inside: Are you in a safe place? Happy Thanksgiving

So I had this ideal a couple months ago when I wanted to use this image. I found this saying on the internet and thought it was hilarious. I got cards made but didn’t get them in the mail so I guess they will be next years Thanksgiving cards!!

I used Paper Play Sketches #20 for my inspiration. I just didn’t fold down the upper left corner.

CHALLENGES:
1. November Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme – Fall Category.
2. Gerda Steiner Share Your Design – Share your design created with a GSD Clear Stamp, Rubber Stamp or Digital Stamp and you could win $15 Store Credit.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Squirrel with Acorn @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Yam)
Patterned Paper: EK Success Inspirables ( Harvest- Donut and Overlapping Circles)
Inks: Image colored in Photoshop by my husband. Printed on Canon inkjet printer.
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cutter bee scissors,

squirrel-family

This is the version I will send to family members.

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Thanksgiving Cards for Grandchildren and Daughter

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scarecrow-thanksgiving

I had an order for a grandson Thanksgiving card. I think he is around 6 yoa but not positive. I sent her several images and she picked this one. This is a FREE image from Dearie Dolls.

I used Atlantic Heart Sketch #182 that is sketch #4 in the November Card Sketch Challenge. I turned it on it’s side and used the fence as my strip.

CHALLENGES:
1) November Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #4.
2) November Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Thanksgiving, fall, thank you

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Scarecrow and Hay @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pumpkin Patch, Pauly Poo, Glow, white)
Inks: Pre colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart fence punch, Taylored Expressions Cloudy Days embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cutter Bee Scissors, Darice Embossing Folder – Brick wall,

hey-pumpkin-kitty-thanksgiving

I also had to make a card for a granddaughter. Not sure her age but believe it is fairly young. Grandma picked this image and this is what I came up with. I used sketch #5 of the November Card Sketch Challenge as my inspiration. Original sketch is My Favorite Things Sketch #280.

CHALLENGES:
1) November Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Thanksgiving, thanks, fall
2) November Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #5
3) Imagine That Digi Stamp – Customer Gallery – link up your cards for a chance at free digis.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Pumpkin Kitties @ Imagine That Digi Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (parakeet, French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Lemon Grass Collection – Straw)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop border punch, Cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

squirrel-w-flowers

And then the lady wanted a card for her daughter (the mother of the grandchildren). She picked this image and this is what I came up with. My first time using the tiny brads from The Paper Studio…they were perfect for the little flowers. Super old paper….wonder if I’m the only one that still has this!!

Paper Play Sketches #19 used as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) November Inspirational Card Challenge – Punch category – flowers punch
2) Gerda Steiner Designs – Share your Design Challenge – Share your design created with a GSD Clear Stamp, Rubber Stamp or Digital Stamp and you could win $15 Store Credit.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Squirrel with Acorns @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Yam, Kraft)
Patterned Paper: EK SUccess Inspirables Simply Seasonal (Harvest-Floral, Harvest-Stripes)
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband. Printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: EK Success flower punch, The Paper Studio brads, Micro glue dots, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

 

Give Thanks

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Give Thanks

Inside:

Hope your Thanksgiving is filled with the joys of home an family, warmed by the blessings of friendship, and touched with the beauty of the Season.

CHALLENGES:

  1. Nov Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – Thanksgiving, Fall or Thank You
  2. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #137 – CAS with food or drink
  3. Imagine That….Digi of the Month Challenge – create a project using the digi stamp provided and get next month’s digi FREE!!

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Harvest Basket @ Imagine That…Digis by Kris.

Cardstock: Bazzill (kraft)

Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (Poppy PY-108)

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

Pumpkin Patch Girl

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Pumpkin Girl Thanksgiving

I didn’t get to use this image last month during the Digi of the Month Challenge at From the Heart Stamps because I just ran out of time. Well this month I thought she would be perfect to match the color scheme over at Scrapbook.com October Card Challenge. So my hubby colored her in photoshop for me to match the color challenge. I used I [heart} card sketches #123 at From the Heart Stamps as my inspiration. The paper had some green dots so I decided to use jewels to cover them up.

I have a lady at the retirement home that has a secret pal so she has a standing order for each holiday. So this will be the Thanksgiving card.
Inside: Wishing you the blessings of the Season. Happy Thanksgiving.

CHALLENGES:
1) October Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – color category – purple, orange, teal, brown, cream/white.
2) I {heart} Card Sketches #123 – use the sketch provided as inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Pumpkin Patch Girl @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: old paper from my scrap drawer
Inks: colored in photoshop and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: gems, glue dots, xyron X sticker maker

Cornucopia

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I’m so glad I have a wonderful husband!! He took time out of his day off to digitally color this image, Cornucopia, in photoshop for me so I could play in the Digi of the Month Challenge at From the Heart Stamps. You can’t tell since the image is small but he even got the weave look inside of the basket.

Cornucopia

CHALLENGES:

  1. October Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch Category – use the sketch provided as your inspiration. Sketch is from Viva la Verve Sketches

SUPPLIES:

Image: Cornucopia @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: very old stuff in my stash… I think it is Carolee’s Creations

Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: cutterbee scissors, pop dots

4 days left in WCMD Challenge

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Just wanting to remind you that there is only 4 days left to get a project done and entered into Deedee’s Digis World Card Making Day Challenge. It is a tic-tac-toe board and depending on what row you do depends on what free digital stamp you get! And there is also a chance to win a $10.00 gift code to the store with a random drawing.

TicTacToeCard

I played along and completed row 8 – Clean & Simple, Send to someone right away, use a non-freebie image.

Give Thanks

I used Autumn Praises Digital Image from Deedee’s Digis.

CHALLENGES:

  1. October Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorite Category – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest.  I was inspired by the sketch on the top left of this group – http://studiocalico.typepad.com/studio_calico/2011/12/su.html

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Autumn Praises Digital Image @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (yam, rainforest)

Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Natural Botanical)

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

Accents/Tools: Twine, EK Success stapler and staples, pop dots, scor-tape

Give Thanks in All Circumstances

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Will of God

Giving thanks in all circumstances is not an easy thing to do. It is especially hard during tough times when you don’t understand why bad things can happen to good people. A good friend of mine is going through this right now and it has been a blessing to be able to watch her strength in God even when it doesn’t seem like he is working in the situation. We know he is working but the problem is we don’t see the big picture like he does. So the here and now looks devastating which gives the devil a chance to whisper lies to us “God doesn’t care” and “where is God at now when you need him?” But he is there…he has never left. Sometimes he has to let bad things happen so the BIG picture can be completed. God allows everything to happen so the circumstances you are in ARE HIS WILL. Don’t try to understand because you cannot this is when you need to trust him.

Even though I am not going through this trial watching my friend has helped me grow my faith and understanding of God’s will is not always known so that is why you have to have faith.  I had hopes to send this to my friend before she saw it on my blog but life didn’t allow that….so my dear friend it is in the mail!

Her story is what inspired this card. Diane’s Daydream Designs is sponsoring Word Art Wednesday this week and made a wonderful Sentiment set just for this challenge. Go to Word Art Wednesday to get a free download of the sample word art.

Give Thanks to the Lord

When I saw 1 Thess. 5:18 I immediately thought of my friend and knew I needed to make her a card for it.

CHALLENGES:

1) Word Art Wednesday – Anything goes as long as it is up lifing.

2) Squiggleyfly Challenge #44 – Use patterned paper – used it on the umbrella

3) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #194 – Stripes

4) November Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – use a sketch or card saved in your favorites as inspiration. I used i {heart} sketches #84 as my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Images: Sunshine and Rain Outline (umbrella) and Sunshine and Rain Color (cloud) and Give thanks to the Lord Sentiments

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: scraps I had

Accents/Tools: Xyron X, Gloss Accents, pop dots, cutter bee scissors

Technique: paper pieced

Thanksgiving card for a Secret Pal

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Thanksgiving Secret Pal

This card was inspired by the November Card Challenge I’m hosting on Scrapbook.com and the fact that I needed to make a lady a Happy Thanksgiving card for her Secret Pal. The Card Challenge has different categories and one of them is a Color category. The colors for November were Orange, Brown and Green so I was super excited to find this image, Autumn Critters, at Doodle Pantry. When I saw the sketch at Sketch Saturday #284 I thought it was perfect….I just turned it vertical.

CHALLENGES:

1) Crafty Creations Challenge #249 – Ready for the Holidays- American Thanksgiving or Christmas

2) Papertake Weekly Challenge – Giving Thanks. Thanksgiving is 28th so a card or project for that this week please or you can just make something that says ‘thank you’.

3) Twist of Faith Card Challenge #64 – With Thanks

4) Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #12 – Fall Colors

5) Creative Inspirations Challenge #241 – Thanksgiving – Thank you

SUPPLIES:

Image: Autumn Critters @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: American Crafts (Orange), Simple Stories (Green)

Accents/Tools: pop dots

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