Lucky Lil Birdie

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Lucky Bird

Inside:
To my tweet friend
on St. Patrick’s Day
wishing you good luck & happiness

I didn’t get any St. Patrick’s Day cards done for this year but still wanted to play in the Monthly Challenge at From the Heart Stamps so now I have a card ready for next year!!

I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #395 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) From the Heart Stamps – Monthly Challenge – use the stamp provided and get next month’s image FREE!
2) March Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – used a past sketch I saved.

Product:
Digital Image: Lucky Lil Birdie @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Mexican Poppy, white)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Collectable – Remarkable)
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: black rhinestones

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Birthday Candle Birdbrain

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birdbrain-candle-birthday

Had a last minute birthday request! So I whipped this together tonight…thank you Lord for card sketches and husbands that will color in Photoshop with a minutes notice!

I used sketch #5 in the Feb 2017 Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – the original sketch is MojoBella #25.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Birthday Candle Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Rain, Bubblegum, white)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Design (Sugar Shoppe)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband. Printed on a Canon Inkjet printer.
Accents/Tools: Cricut expressions2, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Bird – with sympathy

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Sympathy Bird

I needed a sympathy card for a co-worker who lost her mother-in-law suddenly. I used Sketch #5 from NSD Card Sketch Challenge….just stretched it out to fit a 5 x 7 card since the bird was so big. And instead of having tags I used the flower.

CHALLENGES:
1) NSD Card Sketch Challenge – sketch #5 – original sketch Viva La Verve Sept week 2 2011.
2) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – have a bird on the card.

SUPPLIES:
Image: cut from KaiserCraft (Loire Valley Collection)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Crimson, French Vanilla, Raven)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, 1/16 EK Success pop dots, cutterbee scissors


Chicken Mother’s Day Card

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Chicken Mothers Day

I had a request for a Mother’s Day Card with a chicken on it. So I dug out a retired Daydream Diane’s image and kept it pretty simple. The chicken is colored with the polka dot body so I just found similar paper in my stash that matched.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – have a bird on your card.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Hen & Chicks – Diane’s Daydream Designs (not in business anymore)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Kraft)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (black eyelet 2007)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: twine

Owl Valentine

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Owl Valentine

Inside: YOU! That’s whooo-whooo! Happy Valentine’s Day

A lady at work requested 2 valentine cards one with an owl and one with a panda. So I used Owl my Love Digital image from Deedee’s Digis which is no longer in business (darn life gets in the way!). I used a sketch posted at Scrapbook.com in the Feb Card Sketch Challenge. Again everything came from the scrap drawers except for the brown card base.

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #4 (original sketch: Viva La Verve Sketches Aug 2015 week 2)
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo Inspirational – went with the valentine theme.

3) Digitally Sweet Challenges #147 – spots and stripes. Can only see a few spots but they are on the circle patterned paper.

Supplies:
Digital Image: Owl My Love from Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Rusty Pickle
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cricut cartridge elegant edges, Making Memories edge distresser, corner rounder, 1/16 Ek Success pop dots,

Decking the Halls….just in time!

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Here I am with only a few hours left to link up my creation for the From the Heart Stamps Digi of the Month Challenge.

I tried paper piecing the image so I wouldn’t have to ask my husband to color the image in but it just would not cooperate. I tore the head off one bird and smudge black ink on another so gave up! I went to my husband with the saddest wife eyes possible and asked him to color up the bird…I had managed to do the ornaments all by myself! Of course there is no shading or fancy coloring but it is colored! I found the sketch on Sketch Saturday and thought it would be perfect.

 

Define Good

Deck the Halls

I saw someone had used the sentiment “Define Good” and thought that would be perfect for my Brother’s card so I made one of each!

CHALLENGES:

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Deck the Halls Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Rainforest, Intense Kiwi, white)

Patterned Paper: Scenic Route (Roxbury -Rockville Park)

Inks: colored in Photoshop and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Check it Out – plaid or checks

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I can’t remember where I saw that challenge a month or so ago but liked it so I used it for Product Category in the November Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.  Here is my take on the challenge:

Birthday Wishes -Butterfly

CHALLENGES:

  1. Nov Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – plaids or checks. I also used sketch in the upper left corner from sketch category.
  2. Crafting by Designs Challenge – Times 3. Must have 3 of something. I have 3 butterflies, 3 orange circles, 3 yellow circles, 3 pearls on each butterfly.
  3. Use Your Stuff Challenge #201 – Lots of Layers. It’s not a lot of layers to some but is to others!

My nurse friend asked me to make her co-workers birthday cards through out the year. There were 3 total in November and I already made one so here are the last two I made for this month.

Happy Birthday Butterflies

CHALLENGES:

  1. Nov Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch Category – bottom right sketch…instead of the 3 little circles I used butterflies and moved them up a little.

SUPPLIES:

Patty’s Birthday Card:

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Scenic Route (Ashville – Orange St and Patton Ave)

Accents/Tools: Pearls from Michael’s, Martha Stewart garden butterfly punch, Fiskars Threading water punch,

Janna Birthday Card:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Making Memories (Chloe’s Closet)

Accents/Tools: Pearls from Michaels, Martha Stewart garden butterfly punch, Making Memories brads

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