Fun in the Sun


Fun in the Sun

When I was at the scrapbook store I saw this paper and thought it would work perfect for this image. So I had to find a sketch that would allow me to have lots of the paper showing. I printed the image a little larger then I planned but it works. My coloring is no where near some that are amazing at it but I’m getting better and I’m happy with how this turned out. Thanks for looking. The purple and brown is WAY different combo for me but I think it works to bring the colors out of the image. This card was inspired by Sketch 74 @ 365 Cards.


1) Designed 2 Delight – Anything Designed 2 Delight!! I haven’t had a chance to play in a long time but I got this free stamp awhile back and have wanted to play with it. So I figured this would be the perfect time with their challenge to use any of their stamps. The next challenge will be a free stamp and if you keep playing every week you keep getting FREE stamps!

2) For Fun Challenge – Aahh the Sun of it All!!  This week our challenge is about Sand/beach- Show us the fun of summer by showing us the sand/beach.

3) Paper Playtime – Ch# 51 – Digi or Stamped Summer Creation.

4) The Pink Elephant – Challenge 109:  This week is a “Fun in the Sun” theme Challenge!!  We can’t wait to see all your FUN summertime inspired creations!!


Stamps/Images: Flip Flops by Designed2Delight

Papers/Cardstock: Patterned Paper – Creative Imaginations, Bazzill Cardstock

Inks/Markers: Tombow: blue (452, 515), brown (992), purple (603, 636), orange (925)

Accents/Tools: Coluzzle circle cutter

Techniques: Water coloring with markers

Christmas Tree


Bitty Tree Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps

I’m not sure why the tree image is showing up blurry cause it real life it is nice and crisp with color. This card was super easy which is what I needed after being in a brain fart funk last night! So glad there are challenges to get us jump started.


1) Tuesday Morning Sketches – Use the sketch provided.

2) Crafty Creations Challenge #129 – Christmas in July!


Stamps/Images: BittyTreeSnowflakeColor@

Cardstock/Papers: Patterned Paper – American Crafts, Bazzill Cardstock

Inks/Markers: Pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer

Techniques: Pre-colored digital stamp

Have a purrfect day!!


Clearly Inspired Challenge #32 - Color Challenge

Last week the challenge on the Alphabet Challenge Blog was K for Kitty Cat! Well, I’m a dog person (we have 4) so I don’t do cats, EVER! But I did remember that Lori at Clear Dollar Stamps had a couple real cute digital cat images. So I thought I will use a cat image to make a card for the Clearly Inspired Challenge #32 which is a color challenge. Color challenges can be hard because they limit you in one aspect of the card making process…picking colors. But being stretched in your creativity is fun and can result in a awesome card. I believe that is what happened today! I had to keep reminding myself it doesn’t matter HOW MUCH you use of each color but that you at least use each color. I would of NEVER done this card in these colors without this challenge! I love how it turned out! The stamped image was printed out on white as the base image. Then I printed it out again on each color needed to paper piece the image together. Then I pieced the pieces together on the white tag and there you have it! The sentiment around the edges was totally inspired by the sketch on 365 Cards. Again stretched my thinking and loved it!

Thanks go out to some great challenges that helped me create an awesome card!


1) Clearly Inspired Challenge #32 –  A Color Challenge (see colors above). Challenge ends on Aug 4, 2011 at MIDNIGHT!

2) Day 146 @ – Super Sketchy Sunday Challenge – Use sketch provided.

3) A Spoon Full of Sugar – Challenge #161 – Create a tag!

4) Alphabet Challenge Blog – K for Kitty Cats!


Stamps/Images: CDSTSPurrfectDay at
Cardstock/Papers; Echo Park Paper (Playground), Bazzill cardstock
Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet printer, Tombow (985 – for the fish pieces)
Accents/Tools: brad
Techniques: Paper pieced the stamp image together



Ho! Ho! Ho!


Sweet Sunday Sketch #127 & Sundays with Crissy

I couldn’t find paper to match the colors of markers I had so I wasn’t happy with what I had. I prayed last night asking God to help me figure out a solution (I know he has bigger request but he does say to pray and seek him for EVERYTHING!). So one of the times I was woke up last night the thought popped in my head “Do the two pieces in photo shop”. Duh, why couldn’t I think of that! So the hat and present were colored in Photoshop. The Turtle is done by water coloring with pens. The sentiment is a rub-on. I’m not sure you can tell in the photo but the turtle’s shell is pop dotted to give it dimension.


1) Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #127 – Use the sketch provided.

2) Sundays with Crissy – Design Team Call! Click on the image on the side bar to find out more.

3) CAS-ual Fridays – Challenge #12 – Here’s the Rub!  Use a rub-on or sticker.


Stamps/Images: Christmas Turtle by Crissy at Whimsy Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, Carolees Creations (Lolipop Dots & Dippin’ Dots)

Inks/Markers: Tombow (177, 158), digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Stickles (crystal), white brads, Bo Bunny rub-ons

Techniques: Water coloring with pens

Have a good day….


With a Cherry on Top!!

Clear Dollar Stamps Cherry Pig Digital Stamp


1) Card Makin Mamas – Challenge #25 – Food and Drink! Doesn’t that make you hungry!??! Yum, Yum!

2) Crafty Creations Challenge #128 – Seeing Double.  I did two mats of the cherry paper!

3) Day 140 @ 365 Cards – Raised up! This challenge is all about giving dimension to an image. Whether stamped or digi raise up two different parts of the image off the page.

I raised up the pie crust and the cherries on the pie.


Stamps/Images: CDSLWCherryPieDigi at
Cardstock/Papers: Nikki Sivils pp, bazzill cardstock
Inks/Markers: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, coluzzle circle cutter, corner rounder
Techniques: digital stamps

It’s the 22nd of the month….

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So you know what that means!!……yep, it’s SVG release day for Clear Dollar Stamps!

There are three really cool files. I only had enough time to play with two but don’t worry there are cute examples done by other DT members!

First up is this really cool Watering Can! I filled mine with paper flowers (inspired by my friend Becki) but it can be filled with several things.

SVG file – Watering Can from Clear Dollar Stamps

Check out Stacy’s blog (Twinshappy) for another sample of the watering can.

The other SVG file I played with is the Mini Car. A friend of mine is approaching the big 40 so I decided this would make a cute decoration for her desk! and at the party!!

SVG file – Mini car from Clear Dollar Stamps

Check out Stacy’s blog (Twinshappy) for her version. Or the version done by Lorie Ames (Live-Love-Laugh-Create). Or for a whole different take on it you must see Lisa Lara’s sample at Lisa’s Life Lines.

Lisa also did a tutorial involving her sample of the mini car and of the SVG Basket file, click HERE for the tutorial.

And the third SVG file is the Picnic Basket. Go to Stacy’s Blog (Twinshappy) or Lisa’s blog (Lisa’s Life lines) for samples. Super cute you won’t want to miss it!


Watering Can

Supplies/Images: CDSSMWateringCanPDF-SVG
Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, Carolee’s Creations Adornit, DaisyD’s
Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet printer for sentiment
Accents/Tools: paper piercer, buttons, brads, hot glue gun, pop dots, double sided tape, SVG program, Cricut, EK Success flower punches, large circle punch, Spanish moss
Techniques: 3d paper craft
Inspiration: 365 Cards sketch Day 125

Mini Car

Stamps/Images: CDSSMMiniCarSVG-PDF
Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill cardstock
Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: number stickers, Basic Grey rub-ons, wire, brads, Cricut, SCAL program, double sided tape
Techniques: 3d paper piecing

Clear Dollar Stamps Blog Hop WINNERS!!

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Our winners are…

From Lori’s blog, Clearly iStamp, Kelly from Scrapbooking, Card Making, Altering Items and Having Fun!

From Jerusha’s blog, I Love Paper Crafting, Nikki from Graphix and Designs.

Please contact Lori at to claim your prize!  ($10 gift certificate for Clear Stamps or Digis)

If you want another chance at winning prizes come play with us at the Clearly Inspired Challenge #32. It’s a color challenge!! It’s good to get out and try something new! Might be surprised how much you like what you come up with.

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