It’s blog hopping time again with Clear Dollar Stamps! If you are coming to me from Sarah (Aunt Bee’s Pickles) 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, July 20, 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  “SUMMERTIME”

Clear Dollar Stamps July Blog Hop

I read the post that the theme this month will be “Summertime!” Oh goodness, what will I do for this? This truly was going to push my creativity if I was going to play this month….which of course I HAD TO PLAY! You see, I don’t own a lot of stamps as I have always been scared of them! I know God has a sense of humor since he gave me such a wonderful opportunity being on a digital stamp team! Of course I love them now and are getting better with coloring them too! So I searched through all my digital stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps trying to see what I had that I could use for “SUMMERTIME”. I have fruit and vegetables but just did cards using them so really didn’t want to keep using the same stamp! So I kept searching……….OH the rocking chair! That is perfect for SUMMERTIME. I love sitting outside on our chair glider in the evenings just chatting with my husband while the dogs run
around the yard (I could do without the bugs but I guess that is all part of summer). So now how was I going to get this wonderful “rocking chair sitting on a front porch” ideal from my head to paper?!! Got to love having a husband who is an artist! So he sketched out a front porch and I went to work on creating it. He was an angel and drew the lines for the deck right onto the card for me! I free handed the porch railing. I was so proud of myself because I cut the rocking chair pieces out with an exacto knife and I didn’t screw up once!! I’m not very steady with an exacto knife so this was pretty impressive!!

Alright, I will stop chatting and let you leave a comment because you never know which blog will be picked to have a winner from there (My blog had a winner last month!).

Your next stop on the blog hop is Jerusha (I love paper crafting). 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!

CHALLENGES:

1) Card Making Mamas Challenge #24 – SUMMERTIME! Summer cards, they can be anything having to do with summer, from the weather, to the beach, to BBQing to Camping, to summer colors. HAVE FUN WITH IT.

2) Paper Playtime Challenge #50 – SUMMER.

SUPPLIES:

Stamps/Images: CDSLWquietrockingchair digital image at http://www.cleardollarstamps.com
Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill cardstock, kraft paper
Inks/Markers: Tombow (green 133), (orange 925), (blue 443), Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, brown pen
Inspiration: Husband for ideals on how to make porch
Techniques: paper piecing a scene

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