Thank you (for the vegetables)


Crafty Creations and Alphabet Challenge

I’m so glad to have neighbor’s that we get along with and are even friends with. I corrupted our neighbor Kim and brought her into the world of scrapbooking. She has spoiled me with fresh vegetables from their garden! She just brought over 2 fresh Zucchini’s so I thought I would use these awesome vegetable digital stamps and make her a thank you card. The best part is the vegetables were already cut out as we made them for VBS but they ended up not using them.


1) July – Use your Scraps @ – 85% of your project must be made from scraps.

Everything is a scrap except for the green card base. Got to love when you can pull everything out of a scrap drawer!

2) Alphabet Challenge Blog – Our challenge for you this week is  H for Half a Dozen.  Please use 6 of the same thing on your work.

I like this card a lot better for the challenge as you can see the 6 brads clearly!

3) Crafty Creations Challenge #125 (CCCW125) – Thank You cards.


Stamps/Images: Vegetable Garden Digital @

Cardstock/Papers – Creative Imaginations (green gingham), Bazzill cardstock

Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: brads, trimmer, pop dots

Techniques: Digital Stamps

Inspiration – Taylored Expression Sketch Challenge #138 (TESC138)

Christmas in June!


Snowman Cheer for Clear Dollar Stamps

This card was fun to make!! Which was good cause I thought I lost my mojo yesterday!! Ever have those days where you have the time but the creative juices went down the drain? So glad they are back today!

The snowman was printed on white and then cut out in a circle. I then printed the snowman on tan, brown and orange. I then cut out each piece I needed in that color and glued it on the base snowman. I added a ripped apart cotton ball to give it the image of real snow.


1) Alphabet Challenge Blog – H for half a dozen – Our challenge for you this week is  H for Half a Dozen.  Please use 6 of the same thing on your work.

There are 6 snowflakes (the ones on top were cut off so they are pieces of a snowflake).

2) Christmas Challenges (with Sketches) – Challenge #3 – make a Christmas or winter card using the sketch provide. Go to this link to see the cool sketch.

3) Creative Craft World – Crazy Card Challenge – Christmas in June! For this challenge at Creative Craft World we are challenging you to make a start on those Christmas cards and celebrate with us …. ‘Christmas in June’

4) For Fun Challenges – We are doing a challenge for Christmas. We want you to get making all the beautiful cards you send to friends and family

5) Daring Cardmakers –  “Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”.  So use some old and new stash and if you can include the borrowed and blue as well that would be awesome.

I used old paper from my stash, old punch from my stash, new digital stamp to me (just got it), something blue is in the paper, and something borrowed is the sketch inspiration from the Christmas Challenges (with Sketches).

6) Day 122 @ 365 Cards – Feeling Fuzzy! Pam loves cards that have a little added texture to them – just that little something that makes them extra special. This challenge is about giving some element of your card a “fuzzy” feel to it.  Just a little bit (or a lot, if you prefer!)


Stamps/Images: Snowman Cheer Digital Image at

Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill, Carolees Creations (Winter Bullseye, Scarf Stripe)

Ink/Markers: Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Ek Success medium snowflake punch, coluzzle, cotton ball, xyron “x”  sticker maker

Techniques: paper piecing

Card Size: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4

**LAST DAY TO ENTER IN CIC30 – SKETCH CHALLENGE AT WWW.CLEARLYISTAMP.TYPEPAD.COM. Tomorrow challenge #31 comes out and you will not want to miss the digital image that you will have a chance to win just for playing along.

Big Baby you see!!

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Sneak Peak at Challenge #31 at CIC

Don’t tell the boss but I just couldn’t help myself!! Next month’s digital image for the CIC challenge is ADORABLE, FUN, CUTE, VERSATILE and much much more!! The title of this post is a big HINT!!

Our next challenge, #31, comes out THIS Friday, 07/01/11. Can you believe it is ALREADY July!?!


If you have time to play in the next four days there is still time to complete challenge #30, a sketch, for a chance to win this great stamp:

For every 20 entries there will be a $10 gift certificate for stamps or digis up for grabs. So far there have been 69 players this month in both challenges so that means there will be 3 $10 gift certificates and 3 of the featured digital images to give away. 6 total chances to win!!  Prizes will be given away after both challenges for the month.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with and can’t wait for you to see NEXT MONTH”S Digital Stamp for the www.clearlyistamp.typepad. com challenge!!

Flip Flop Birthday Card and Happy Anniversary


Flip Flop Birthday Card

All the ladies I work with are very supportive of my hobby and will even buy my cards! One of the ladies asked me to make a birthday card for her granddaughter that was turning 5. I asked her what her granddaughter liked and without hesitation she said, “flip flops”. Grandma is even making a flip flops cake….now that is talent! So I searched the internet and found an image I thought I could cut out and build my own flip flops! Oh and the birthday girl likes pink so that is why it is a main color! I had to put 5 flowers on each shoe and gems since she is a girly girl too!  The flower/splash chipboard behind the #5 was a happy accident. I tried circles and tags and nothing looked right. So I went to my pile of a million chipboard pieces I got for $5 at M’s and there it was the perfect shade of blue water splash/flower! It had cream lines on it so I took my white Signo pen (that I love) and changed the doodles to white. It was the perfect touch! Inside says: Happy Birthday!


1) June – Use your Scraps @ – 85% of your creation has to be made with scraps.

Well a 100% of this project is made with scraps! Flowers open bottle 1/2 full from 7 plus years ago, chipboard pieces left over from a HUGE pack, #5 from a partial used sticker sheet, paper from the scrap drawers and rhinestones  and brads from an open package!

2) Amber’s Crafts and Stuff – The Dog Days of Summer.  Make anything you want as long as it is about SUMMER TIME!!!

Flip Flops ARE SUMMER!

3) Card Makin Mamas – With a Child/For a Child. This is my second entry!

4) GAB Challenge #20 – Anything Summer! This is my second entry into this challenge!


Border Punch – Fiskars threading water punch

Flowers – Bazzill

Gems – from H.L.

Brads – BoBunny

#5 – Doodlebug sticker sheet

Flip Flop pattern – internet

Inspired from CAS-ual Friday DT member Kryssi Ng

I saw Kryssi Ng’s card on CAS-ual Friday Challenge #7 and fell in love with it. It was simple but soft and pretty. The lady at work also wanted an anniversary card for her daughter’s 7th wedding anniversary. I felt this was the perfect design. Thank you Kryssi for the inspiration.


1) June – Use your Scraps @ – 85% of your project needs to be made with scraps.

Everything but the white card base is a scrap or from a used package.


White Flower – can’t remember has been in stash for ever!

Brown Flower – Bazzill

Cardstock – Bazzill

Patterned Paper – stripes and flowers (Crate Paper), Green (BoBunny)

Pearl Brad – Hobby Lobby

Corner Punch – EK Success large corner punch

Get Well Card and Monthly Blog Hop Winners!!


Clear Dollar Stamps had another successful Monthly Blog Hop (the 3rd Sunday of each month) and it is time to announce the winners!!

I’m so excited!! One of the winners was picked from MY BLOG!! Thank you to everyone who stopped in and left me such sweet comments. So who was picked from MY BLOG (can you tell I’m excited)…………basslady from Lady Bass Creations. The other winner was picked from Sarah’s blog (Aunt Bee’s Pickles) is HEATHER of Wire Wrapture.  Each winner must email Lori ( to claim their prize of a $10 gift certificate for clear or digital stamps from the CDS store.

And if now your dying to create from all the inspiration or you want another chance to win some fabulous prizes come check out our Challenge CIC30 which is a SKETCH!



Alphabet Challenge Blog


1) Alphabet Challenge Blog – “G for Get Well”.

The digital image and matching digital paper from made this card SOOOOOOO easy! The inspiration came from a “Thank you” card in the Card Creations volume 9 by Paper Crafts (pg 140 card by Lisa Johnson)


Stamps/Images: Garden of Life Digital Stamp (colored set) at

Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill, patterned paper – Garden of Life Digital Paper at

Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: brad, circle punch, pop dots

Techniques: digital stamps

Inspiration: Card Creations volume 9 by Paper Crafts (pg 140 Lisa Johnson)


It’s raining fruit!!


not really but it is SVG day at Clear Dollar Stamps and guess what the Card Cut File is full of?? Yep, that’s right FRUIT!

All 3 fruit in the SVG June Card Cut File

As some of you know I don’t like to do the typical thing with a card or image so when I first saw these I thought “hmmmm, how can I make these different”. For example I didn’t want to do just an apple card

Apple SVG file (outside of card)

Apple SVG file (inside of card)

but I did one! I like it and thought it worked perfectly with this quote. But I also asked if I could use these files to paper piece items on cards and Lori (the owner of Clear Dollar Stamps) said, “whatever you are inspired to do, do it.” Got to love freedom in creativity. I was making stuff for VBS which is a farm/fruit of the spirit theme and came up with these

VBS signs hanging up at church

I also used the new Vegetable Garden Outlines Digital Stamps that came out last week. I just ran the cardstock through my printer and printed the image right on to it. Then I would cut out each section I needed and then paper piece it together! After the signs were made up I took them to FedEx Office so they could be laminated. Didn’t the ladies do a great job of decorating “Aunt Opal’s Kitchen”!

I then decided to paper piece an apple for a card that could be used as a thank you card for a volunteer of VBS, a Sunday School Teacher or a regular school teacher.

SVG apple file as a paper piece

Speaking of school I thought these images would make cute valentine cards. I laminated mine for fun.

Fruit Valentines Cards (front)

Fruit Valentines Cards (back)

So as you tell a file I thought I would have a hard time coming up with stuff didn’t turn out to be so hard. Once the ideals started flowing it turned into a day of making fruit inspired cards!

Smallest Seed card (outside)

Smallest Seed card (inside)

I thought this quote would work perfectly inside an orange slice shaped card!

Pear Card (outside)

Pear card (inside)

Then I thought instead of putting the pear image on a card that I would take two pears and make a card in the shape of them. I’m really happy how this one turned out. Doesn’t stand on it’s own very well but it’s cute!

So the card below is actually the first card I made using the images because I got so excited and had to see if it would work. But before I show you the card I have to tell you the story of how this card came about. My husband (Patrick), our roommate (Bryan) and I were sitting at the dinner table when I asked them for help coming up with ideals using the images of an orange slice, apple and pear. Bryan says to have an orange in someone’s mouth. So hashing that out I said how about the card being the shape of head and the orange slice as the mouth. Bryan then came up with the saying to go in the inside of the card. My husband then drew samples of head shaped cards till we found one we liked. He then cut out the eyes and nose for me to place on the finished card. He designed the hair but I actually made it and was pretty proud that I distressed the edges to give it a dirty hair look! So here is the cute card that makes me smile!

Orange SVG file paper pieced

Orange Smile Card (inside)

You just never know what will come out of a house with an artist, computer web designer and a girl that cut and glue images!

Thanks for looking at this long post!!


1) GAB challenge #20 – Anything Summer!

Fruit seemed pretty summer to me! Can’t wait for the peaches to get here!

2) Daring Cardmakers challenge – Let’s Rock! Rocking All Over the World.  This week I’d like you to make a Wobble Card – these are cards which have a curved base so that when you tap them they rock, or wobble from side to side.

3) My Partner in Crafting Crime challenge Challenge #29 Tutti Fruitti! For this weeks challenge we would like you to let your inner ‘fruit cake’ out and have some fun!!  TUTTI FRUITTI


Apple Shaped Card

Stamps/Images: CDSXJuneCCSVGPDF – sentimental fruit apple at
Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill (red, creame, black, green)
Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, SCAL, pop dots
Techniques: paper piecing

Size: made to fit in 5 x 7 envelope.

Apple Thank You Card

Stamps/Images: CDSXJuneCCSVGPDF – sentimental fruit apple at
Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill (red, creame, black, green), Creative Imaginations (plaid)
Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, SCAL, pop dots, metal “thank you” from JoAnns
Techniques: paper piecing

Size: 5 x 7

Fruit Valentine Cards, Orange Slice Card and Pear Card

Stamps/Images: CDSXJuneCCSvgPdf – Sentimental Fruit Pear, CDSXJuneCCSVGPDF – sentimental fruit apple, CDSXJuneCCSVGPDF – sentimental fruit orange
Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill
Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, SCAL, lamination, xyron 550
Techniques: paper piecing

Pear Card – fits in a 51/4 x 5 1/4 size envelope

Valentine cards – at their tallest point there are about 4 inches.

Orange Slice Card – fits in a 5 x 7 envelope

Orange Smile Card

Stamps/Images: CDSXJuneCCSVGPDF – Orange at
Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill
Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet
Accents/Tools: Coluzzle, Cricut
Techniques: Shaped card, paper piecing

Size -fits in a 51/4 x 5 1/4 size envelope

June Blog Hop at Clear Dollar Stamps


THEME:  Sugar and spice and everything nice,

                    That’s what little girls are made of.

It’s blog hopping time again with Clear Dollar Stamps! If you are coming to me from JERUSHA’s Blog (I love paper crafting) then you are on the right track. If not, you will want to start at Lori’s blog, the owner of Clear Dollar Stamps.

2 lucky winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate for the Clear Dollar Stamps store for the purchase of clear or digital stamps ONLY.  The winners will be randomly chosen from comments received on two design team member blogs. Winners will be announced on the Clear Dollar Stamps blog Wednesday, June 22, 11 and on my blog as well.  So be sure to leave a comment on each blog as you hop! 

The theme this month was Sugar and spice and everything nice, That’s what little girls are made of!!

Of course we had to be fair and make something “girly” since we did masculine last month! This one was much easier!! So I wasn’t going to do a baby card or birthday card when I first started thinking of ideals. But then I was in Branson, MO last weekend so I HAD to stop in the local scrapbook store!! I saw this paper and NEW it would be perfect for this challenge! It didn’t have the “umph” (is that a word?) I thought it would when it was done but it’s cute and some little girl will love it, I’m sure!

Clear Dollar Stamps Monthly Blog Hop

Your next stop on the blog hop is AMANDA’s Blog (Colouring Our World). Thank you so much for joining in on this month’s hop! Keep leaving comments! Remember the more comments, the more chances you have to be a winner! Good Luck!


1) Card Makin Mamas challenge #22With a Child/For a Child. This means that if you have YOUNG children or grandchildren we would like to see you create a card WITH them. If you dont have YOUNG children or grandchildren then create a card FOR a child.

This will probably be for one of my two nieces! One is turning 8 in August!


Stamps/Images: CDSLWYummyCupcakes digital stamp
Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill dots, Bazzill, Melissa Frances (Everything nice)
Inks/Markers: Canon inkjet printer, black pen
Accents/Tools: Glossy accents, pop dots, ribbon
Techniques: digital stamps
Challenges: June blog hop

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