Skeleton Scarecrow

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Skeleton Scarecrow Halloween

So one of the girls at work wanted a Halloween card for her mom that likes scarecrows. Free Dearie Dolls has a ton of scarecrow images. She just happened to have this skeleton scarecrow and the girl said it was perfect. Then she said “make it spooky”! Well this is as spooky as I could get with the spooky cute image! She loves it so that is good! I used Sketch #4 from the October Card Sketch Challenge.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Scary Scarecrow @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Inks: Pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pumpkin patch, Raven, White)
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny (Dem Bones 2006)
Accents/Tools: Darice Embossing Folder (Crackle), Target Twine, Old skeleton brad

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Sunflower Birthday Wishes

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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.

CHALLENGES:

  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 @ Scrapbook.com – Photo Category – use the photo to inspire a card. I was inspired by the sunflowers!

SUPPLIES:

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

Feathers

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Native American Proverb

I’m part of a card swap….but it’s not your ordinary card swap. This one you give a name of someone who could use happy mail in their mailbox. The reasons are endless….sometimes it’s just good to get a smile in the mail. Then the hostess mixes up the names and gives you a name of someone to make a card for. This is for my June person…I’m a little late…but hopefully will go in the mail Monday. I had a lady who is Native American and likes her Native American Heritage, purple and butterflies. I went with her heritage and feathers. The colors of the feathers are showing up a little brighter than they are in real life…they are the colors of the papers…I promise (I have a matchy issue…they must match!!) There was no reason for the card except to get happy mail.

CHALLENGES:

  1. July 2017 Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #3 – Original is MFTWSC330.
  2. June Angel Card Swap @ Scrapbook.com – be a card angel and make someone a card!

SUPPLIES:
Feather Cardstock Stickers: Illustrates Faith (Seeds of Faith)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Watermelon)

Patterned Paper: Chatterbox (green), DCWV Green Stack (blue wood pattern)

Accents/Tools: twine, melted beads (from my friend Ro), EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Making Memories distresser, glue dots

 

Music inspired cards

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Music Wedding

I had an order for a wedding with blues and grey tones and music themed…she is an opera singer. I didn’t get to April’s Card Sketch #2 – originally a Paper Craft Crew #235 – last month and when I looked at it I thought it would work for a wedding card. This is what I came up with and was very pleased with it.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites category.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Jacaranda, cinder, smokey, bazzill white)
Accents/Tools: Twine from Target, heart rhinestones, The Paper Studio Music embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Music Birthday

So I needed a music themed birthday for a 96 year old (I made her one last year too). Since I had just made the music wedding card I thought maybe I could put flowers instead of hearts and this is how it turned out. The Recollections flowers were a RAK from TexasMomOf4 several years ago.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites category.
I made another one (see attached) but made it general birthday with a Happy Birthday embossing folder.

I used Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #235 for my inspiration.
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, African Daisy), The Paper Studio (purple)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Music embossing folder, Recollection flower pack, pink rhinestones, Doodlebug bright assortment twine, pink brads

Happy Birthday flowers

I made the music one and still had a set of flowers left so I made another one just using a Happy Birthday folder instead.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, African Daisy), The Paper Studio (purple)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, Recollection flower pack, pink rhinestones, Doodlebug bright assortment twine, pink brads

PigWit with Balloons

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I wanted to play “Stamp of the Month” at From the Heart Stamps since it is the first month Faith is back after having brain cancer. This cute piglet comes holding chocolate kisses or nothing so I decided to use the one where he is holding nothing. I was actually going to have him hold balloons but when I looked at sketch at I [heart} Sketches #163 my mind start stirring with ideals. I was struggling with that sketch of how to put an image on there with all the banners. Well, I flipped the sketch upside down and thought of balloons tied to the fence to take the place of the banners and top ribbon piece. Then I stuck the clouds going diagonal under the balloons instead of on top. In trying to figure out what colors to use I decided to use the color challenge at the February Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com (the only color added as a neutral is the green…hope Karen will allow that!)

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SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Hogs and Kisses PigWit @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, white, Parakeet, Romance) The Paper Studio (bright pink, gray), (coral and dark gray old Bazzill paper no longer made)
Inks: PigWit colored in Photoshop by my husband. Tie was paper pieced with gray cardstock.
Accents/Tools: American Crafts twine, Martha Stewart fence border punch, Joy Crafts (cloud die cuts), Paper Smooches (balloon dies), EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X

16th Birthday Bulldog

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In last post I showed the card for the girl so this post is the card I did for the 16 yoa boy who also owns an English Bulldog.

Not finding anything on the internet that would work I put in a request for a bulldog birthday image from my husband. He created this in Photoshop and I think it turned out pretty darn cute! I used Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Sketch #309 as my inspiration. Instead of three images on the left I went with a present and balloons tied to the present. Instead of a sentiment I placed the bulldog there. The embossed background has the sentiment in it “Happy Birthday!”

CHALLENGES:
1) Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #309 – use the sketch provided to inspire a card.

2) Crafting by Designs – Polka Dot challenge – I used polka dots in 2 of the balloons!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: created in Photoshop by my husband
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Admiral, Parakeet, Red Devil)
Patterned Paper: scraps from my scrap drawer
Accents/Tools: Paper Smooches Balloon dies, red/white twine, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots, Cricut Classic Font Cartridge

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25th Birthday Bulldog

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I had two orders for birthday cards and they both have English Bulldogs. One was for a 25 year old girl and the other was for a 16 year old boy. Not finding anything on the internet that would work I put in a request for a bulldog birthday image from my husband. He created this in Photoshop and I think it turned out pretty darn cute! I used Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Sketch #308 as my inspiration…I just flipped where the string went and put mine on the bottom instead of the top. I really liked the striped paper with the image but wasn’t sure about mixing the other colors in…a little bit out of my comfort zone…but the lady loved it and so did her daughter, the birthday girl!

CHALLENGES:
1) Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #308 – use the sketch provided as your inspiration.

2) {PIN}spirational Challenge #184 – use the “pin”spirational picture to inspire your project. I went with the balloons.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: created in Photoshop by my husband
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, Admiral, white)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead Collection (clouds)
Accents/Tools: Paper Smooches Balloon dies, yellow/white twine, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots, Cricut Classic Font Cartridge

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