Designed2Delight – Bullfrog and Butterflies


Designed2Delight @ Delightful Inspiration


1) Designed2Delight –

This week’s new image is “Bullfrogs and Butterflies”.
(The whole set!!)
  1. Make a project using this image (additional images are okay) and enter it by using InLinkz below. Please link to the specific blog post or gallery photo.
  2. Remember: Your blog post or gallery description must link back to Designed2Delight Digital Stamps. (see rules)
  3. DEADLINE is Thursday, April 29th, at 11:59pm EST.
Well, three months ago I didn’t even know what a digital stamp was! But now I play with them weekly so this was an easy challenge for me. I got it done the day the challenge was posted but was hoping to get another one done but that didn’t happen (I like to push myself and do different cards for each challenge….the goal of a challenge  is to inspire you and help you get more crafty things done….well, that is my take anyway.)
The two big flowers, blue butterfly and bullfrog are all pop dotted to give it some dimension. Thanks for looking.
Design inspiration – PaperCrafts – Color Inspiration magazine -Pg 15 Designer: Lea Lawson (Damask Just Because)
Markers – Marvy LePlumeII (No. 83 butterscotch, No. 96 jungle green, No. 5 yellow, No. 46 Crimson lake). Tombo (#177, #443)
Patterned Paper – Echo Park – Merry Go Round
Cardstock – Bazzill
Buttons – from stash
Raffia – off a package I received a couple years ago
Punch – EK success (bracket)

Birthday Wishes come True!

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Day 50 @ 365Cards


Day 50 @ – Today’s challenge is to use the very Springy 365 Cards blog header as inspiration.  You just need to take a good look at it and then create a card.

I wanted to do this challenge but couldn’t figure out how to do it. Then I saw ltecler’s card on SplitCoastStampers and knew that was the look I was going for. Just loved it! I don’t do great with white space so the card took on its own look by the time I was done with it. But I’m happy with it! And I love watching cards evolve because ltecler got her inspiration from Freshn’Sassy’s gallery with this card. They both had stamping on their cards but I decided just to use up scraps I had. Thanks girls for the inspiration.


Fiskars border punch – Threading Water

Cardstock – Bazzill

Ribbon and Brad – misc in my stash

Clouds – cut from Die Cuts with a View – Green Woodland Collection – Recycled Paper Stack – 12 X 12

Sentiment – done on my computer

Giraffe – Happy Birthday to you!

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Inside: May all your dreams reach the sky! Happy Birthday

Well, it ends up not being for any challenge cause I’m a day late! I don’t know why it always happens with the challenge on Card Ideas from the Designed2Delight Designers.

But the challenge was to make a card for a man/boy. This is a birthday card for a male friend of ours that turns 23 tomorrow. He is like 6’7″ so when I saw this giraffe image I thought of him!


Markers – Tombow

Sentiment – printed on computer

Giraffe Stamp – Designed2Delight (Laughing Giraffe too)

Cardstock – Bazzill

Brads – Misc from stash

Patterned Paper – Die Cuts with a View (Safari Chic Collection)

For the new Parents (Clear Dollar Stamps)


Clearly iStamp, 365 Cards, Creative Inspirations

Inside of card: Babies make everything a little softer, a little sweeter, a lot more loving! Congratulations.


1) Clearly iStamp –Clearly Inspired Challenge #26 (CIC26)

It’s all about the BLING.  We want to see you use some glitter, rhinestones, Stickles, or any other glitzy embellishment to give your project some sparkle!

I used glitter for my bling! The duck is covered in yellow glitter from Doodlebug.

2) Day 52 @

So here are the specifics of items to include in your card for this challenge:
1) 2 pieces of patterned paper you’ve had for at least a year.
2) Something – anything – that you’ve had for as long as you’ve been scrapping (this can even be a tool)
3) Ribbon that you’ve had for at least 2 years (or as close to 2 years as possible)
The green and plaid patterned paper is from Chatterbox (it’s not made anymore and is at least 4 years old)
Circle was made with the coluzzle (had since I started scrapping and still love it)
Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby from ever ago!
The design was inspired by Day 48 @ 365 Cards but I want to use this for Day 52 so I will have to make another for Day 48!
3) Creative Inspirations – Challenge 108: Pet Animals – This week we want to see some Pets / Animals on your projects!
Glitter – Doodlebug (Sugar coating glitter)
Patterned Paper – Chatterbox (Mini Gazebo Paisley, Summer Bias Plaid)
Marker – Tombow (for the orange)
White flower and orange brad – Queen & Co (Sassy Sequins Cloud 9)
Ribbon – Ribbon Trends (polka dot orange) (hobby lobby)
Duck Stamp – Clear Dollar Stamps (Cute Critters)
Sentiment – done on my computer (Font: 2peasgoofball)

You’re in my prayers


SC328, Clear Dollar Stamps


1) Splitcoaststampers Sketch SC 328“You take the sketch I provided and use any stamp set, any accessory, and any kind of paper to make a card. So all of the cards have the same basic layout, but they all look very different.”
-It is fine to flip the sketch, change panel sizes, shapes, card size and border as you wish (unless stated in the write up for the week), a little tweaking is fine but let’s see those main elements of the posted layout please.

A couple weeks ago I was at a fundraiser crop and there was a booth there by Clear Dollar Stamps. They had a free make and take using the Hydrangea stamp and SVG file. The bottom layer is stamped with the stamp. The top layer is cut out on the cricut using an SVG file. Then you stamp on top of the cut out piece. Color the cut out piece and then pop dot it on the stamped image for a 3-d look. Well, I took the hydrangea that I made there and turned it into this card.

2) Amber’s Crafts and Stuff –  Use Ribbons & Bows. Make anything you want using ribbons and bows.


Hydrangea Stamp and SVG file – Clear Dollar Stamps

Ribbon – Given to me from my Aunt’s stash from all the sewing she does

Cross Brads – Eyelet Outlet (bought at Clear Dollar Stamps)

Circle stamp – Clear Dollar Stamps (Totally Tags Clear Acrylic Stamp Set)

Cardstock – Bazzill


Markers – Tombow

Mother’s balance the world

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Designed2Delight and Get Sketchy #83


1) Designed2Delight – Ladybug Balancing Act –

Make a project using this image (additional images are okay) and enter it by using InLinkz below. Please link to the specific blog post or gallery photo.

Want some FREE digi stamps? Play along this week and you will get a new freebie next week via email. If you missed getting this stamp for free, you can purchase it in Designed2Delight  digital stamps shop and play along to receive the next freebies.  DEADLINE is Thursday, April 21st, at 11:59pm EST.
I was so disappointed I didn’t get to play last week and receive this image FREE in my inbox. But I had to get it because when I saw it I thought it would make a cute Mother’s Day Card. I trimmed out the flower that came with the image because I wanted to focus on the ladybugs. It reminded me of a mother caring/juggling her children and the life that goes with being a mother. So that is how I came up with the saying and the card. (Thanks husbee for helping me come up with the perfect saying!)
The image was printed on red cardstock. Then I punched circles out of black cardstock and glued them on.
2) Get Sketchy #83 Sketch Challenge – Use the sketch below.
I traded places with where the boxes went. I also opted not to put a box under the ladybugs but I still have an image there in the shape of a  long rectangle. Thanks for the inspiration.
Cardstock – Bazzill
Wire – Misc from the hardware store
Thank You – old JoAnn’s sentiments
Saying – printed off on the computer
Patterned Paper – KI Memories (Unconditional – Streamline….from 2005) : )
Circle Punch – EK Success

Sprinkled with Fun Birthday Card


Ambers Crafts & Stuff Challenge and Taylored Expressions Sketch 136

Stamped Sentiment inside the card: “You deserve a day sprinkled with Fun!”  “Happy Birthday”


1) Amber’s Crafts and Stuff – Challenge # 5: My Favorite Thing Challenge.  Make anything you want using your favorite things.  This could be your favorite color, favorite person, favorite paper collection, favorite flower, etc.

– My favorite things: brads, Doodlebug paper, KI Memories

2) Taylored Expressions Sketch #136


Stamp (Cupcake, Sentiment) – Hero Arts (Cupcakes)

Pens – Tombo ABT (#899 and #443), Marvy Le PlumeII (No. 67 Bubble gum pink)

1 7/8″ Scalloped punch – The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) (the blue is cut out by hand….need to buy the next size up!)

Brown paper -KI Memories (Java)

Patterned Paper – Doodlebug (cuppycakes)

Brads – from my stash (think they are doodlebug)

GAB Challenge #11


GAB Challenge #11 (Clear Dollar Stamps)


1) GAB Challenge #9 @

Our theme challenge for this month is….. “Borders”.  We want to see borders on your project.


Border punch – EK Success – Slim Profile Punch – Double Embossed Dotted Lace

Brads – The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)

Stamp Image (Turtle) – Clear Dollar Stamps – Cute Critters

Patterned Paper – Scenic Route – Ashville Cumberland Ave

Cardstock – Bazzill

Sentiment – wording from Clear Dollar Stamps – printed off on my computer

Scallop oval – decorative scissors

White Pen – Signo Uni-ball

Markers -Marvy LePlume II – No. 15 – Olive Green and No. 83 – Butterscotch

Inspiration for card design – Paper Crafts “The Best of Card Creations” – page 128 card by Maren Benedict

Clearly iStamp Kitchen Clutter Digi Stamps


What a blessing God gave me this past week. I met the wonderful owner of Clear Dollar Stamps at a crop last weekend. She was so friendly and down to earth, even though she owned her own wonderful stamp company with some amazing products. She blessed me with letting me try out some new stamps she released today! And so I got to play yesterday, which I really needed (God always knows what you need)! I just started playing with digital stamps in the last month so this is all new to me. This was the first time I got to play with digital papers….and now I have a 12 x 12 printer on my wish list! If you get a second check out the Clear Dollar Stamps Website and their blog – Clearly iStamp.

Clear Dollar Stamps - Kitchen Clutter


Patterned Paper – Echo Park Paper – Capture the Flag

Cardstock – Bazzill

Digital Stamps -towel and sentiments – Clear Dollar Stamps (Kitchen Clutter Colored Digi Stamps)

Pop dots (under the top part of towel)

Punch – Martha Stewart

Clear Dollar Stamps - Kitchen Clutter

This is my niece, Kenzee, in Dec 2010 getting to make cookies for the first time! The journaling will be on the tag behind the cookie photo.


Black Polka Dot patterned paper – Reminisce

Red and Cream checker paper – Jillibean Soup (toasted cumin)

Utensil Patterned Paper – Clear Dollar Stamps (Kitchen Clutter Colored Digi Stamps)

Font – Cricut Classic Font

Glossy Accents – Inkssentials

Clear Dollar Stamps - Kitchen Clutter

Inside: “You make life sweet”


Cardstock – Bazzill

Digital Stamps – jars – Clear Dollar Stamps (Kitchen Clutter Colored Digi Stamps)

Brads – Doodlebug

Patterned Paper – blue flower print – Clear Dollar Stamps (Kitchen Clutter Colored Digi Stamps)

Sentiment (inside) – Clear Dollar Stamps (Kitchen Clutter Colored Digi Stamps)

Clear Dollar Stamps - Kitchen Clutter

Inside: I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me. Philippians 4:13


Patterned Paper – Clear Dollar Stamps (Kitchen Clutter Colored Digi Stamps)

Stamp – dish soap – Clear Dollar Stamps (Kitchen Clutter Colored Digi Stamps)

Sentiment (outside) – My husband helped me with it! Done on my printer…can’t remember the font

Sentiment (inside) – Bible ….can’t remember the font

Cardstock – Bazzill

Glossy Accents – (on bubbles) Inkssentials

Oval Shape – cut with my coluzzle

365 Cards, GAB Challenge, Clearly iStamp


Day 37 @, GAB challenge #10, Clearly iStamp


1) Clearly iStamp – CIC25: CAS or Clean and Simple Challenge

CAS is defined as a clean look with minimal layering and embellishments.

Chatterbox patterned paper, cardstock, celtic cross stamp and 2 brads. Clean and Simple….just my style! The cross is stamped with versa mark ink on blue cardstock. After trying different colors and techniques this simple approach worked the best.

2) GAB Challenge #10 –

GAB challenge #10

This sketch was perfect for what I had in mind when I decided to do a cross and bible verse about contentment (see challenge below).  Thanks for the inspiration.

3) Day 37 @ – Use an image that represents “pure contentment”.

I think Philippians 4:12-13 – is perfect for what the secret to contentment is:

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4: 12-13


Patterned Paper – Chatterbox

Cardstock – Bazzill

Stamped Image – Clear Dollar Stamps (Celtic Swirl Cross #5999)

Ink – VersaMark

Brads – The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)

Card size – 5×7

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