Hummingbird

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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

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Moments in Time

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Needed a Mother’s Day card with birds and saw this image in the Photoplay Moments in Time collection and thought it was perfect. I used an old Stella Says Sketch #601.
Challenge:
1) May 2019 Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest. Just make sure to link up the card in the description.

SUPPLIES:
Image and Patterned Paper: Photoplay (Moments In Time)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy, Lagoon)
Accents/Tools: Dots (The Paper Studio)

Bicycle W Flowers

Had the Photoplay Moments In Time collection out and thought this might be for a mom that likes bicycles. The colors are different but that is what stood out in the flowers to me.

SUPPLIES:
Image and Patterned Paper: Photoplay (Moments In Time)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cinder, Velvet), American Crafts (peach)

Hippo Mother’s Day Card

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Hippo Mothers Day

I have been making one of the guys at work Mother’s Day cards for his wife for the past 6 years (if not longer). He likes to have his kids represented on the card if possible. This year I found out she likes hippos so I remembered Gerda Steiner cute Hippo Stamp. It is no longer a digi stamp so I had to buy the clear stamp – Hippo with Butterfly. Now most of you know I am not a stamper and coloring is not my thing. Well I tried to color him and it looked horrible. After telling off my friends (Karen & Ro) that make stamping look easy God reminded me that wasn’t nice and to do what I’m comfortable with!! So I stamped on cardstock and paper pieced!! I love how he turned out. I found this color combo and used it for my inspiration.

I then had my husband design the saying for the shirt and I ran the shirt through the printer to print it on the shirt.

I used sketch #2 from May 2019 Card Sketch Challenge. I flipped it upside down and then added balloons coming from the original image.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Hippo with Butterfly @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accents/Tools: Lawn Fawn Party Balloons, black string, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Mother’s Day Flamingo

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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

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 @ Scrapbook.com. 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 @ Scrapbook.com.

SUPPLIES: 
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

Vintage Valentine

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Valentine Vintage

*So I’m late posting this to the blog as I made it in Feb 2019.

I bought this paper at Hobby Lobby thinking it would be good for some customers. Well decided to make one for one of my bosses to give his wife. I have been making Valentine and Mother’s Day cards for her for the past 6 years (maybe longer). When she saw me she told me that she told her husband he was never allowed to buy a store bought card again for her!! I hope she likes this one….a little different than my normal style.

I used a sketch from last month’s January Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus sketch. Original sketch was Feeling Sketchy Challenge Blog #211.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy)
Patterned Paper: Vintage Valentine by The Paper Studio
Accents/Tools: pearls, cutter bee scissors, lace, 1/16 EK Success Pop dots

Love You

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I made this card as a sample for one of the guys at work. He has a standing order for a Valentine and Mother’s Day card. He liked it but wanted it done in red, black and white. So another guy bought this one! I lifted a card from Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty….love her cards.

February Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Lift Category – Mary Fish At Stampin’ Pretty- Love Card

SUPPLIES:
Metel Dies: Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz ( Celebration Words: Script, Scribbles & Splat)
Cardstock: Bazzill (watermelon, raven, white)
Accents/Tools: Queen & Co epoxy dots – black, Darice Embossing Folder (wire fence), Xyron X, Xyron 510,

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