Welcome in the New Year with a “Something New” card!


This week at For Fun Challenges we are bringing in the New Year by celebrating it with a “Something New” Challenge. Create a project that would be for something new (new house, new baby, new life together, etc.) This challenge will run for TWO WEEKS (you have till Jan 10th)  so there is plenty of time to create. The challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and the winner of a random drawing will win 7 images from Bugaboo!! It was so easy to create with this cute elephant stamp by Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  I spent half of Monday cleaning up my scrap room as it looked horrible from all the Christmas cards and projects. Totally forgot about doing my card for this challenge. Thank goodness I remembered late Monday night and was able to get it turned in on time! That was a close one. I decided to paper piece the stamp by printing it out on each color then cutting out the pieces I needed from that colored paper. Now to find time to make a girl one!

Thanks for looking and hope you will be able to play along with us.


1) Tuesday Morning Sketches #125 – I didn’t get it done in time for the challenge but this card was inspired from their sketch.

2) For Fun Challenges – Show us something New.


Stamps/Images: Critter Balloons – elephant from Bugaboo Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Bo Bunny (Shabby Princess 2005)

Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet printer (image is paper pieced)

Accents/Tools: ribbon, brads,

Techniques: paper piecing

CDS Blog Hop Winner!

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Our winner, chosen from Shell’s blog, is Bonnie Raduse and her blog Stamping in the Light. Congratulations Bonnie! Please contact Cassie at cassandratrask@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Please come back next year (don’t you just love using that term and confusing people this time of year!!).  Hope to see you then.

P.S. – if you want a cute gift to give your kids class for Valentine’s Day or any day check out my Tuesday Tutorial I did this week.

Save those Christmas tins….


So we can turn them into beautiful projects for Valentine’s or Any Time!!

**Click on the photo to enlarge it **

If you want to see how I made these come check out my tutorial at Clear Dollar Stamps blog.


1) Paper Playtime – For Challenge #63 – Anything Goes & Include A Sentiment!

Flower Bouquet

Scor-Pal Multiple Scoring Tablet

1/2in Scor-Tape

1/4 in Scor-Tape

I Love You BeeCause Digital Image

Cuttin’ Up SVG File – May 2011 Card Cuts SVG and PDF

green floral tape

sticks/skewers (can be found in wood craft aisle or wood skewers at grocery store)

tin box (Christmas tin on sale after the holiday are excellent thing to stock up on!)

flower foam (to stick your stems in)

spanish moss

Mod podge

good scissors to cut out designs (I love cutter bee’s by EK Success)


Whooo loves you Baby?

upright rectangle tin

Spanish Moss

Green flower wire

wire cutters

Cricut and cartridge to cut hearts out with (I used Basic George)

Cuttin’ Up SVG File – Ollie Owl

Mod podge


Flower foam

December Blog Hop at Clear Dollar Stamps


Welcome to Clear Dollar Stamps Monthly Blog Hop.  If you are just joining us head on over and start at the beginning on Lori’s Blog. If you just came from Barb’s Blog – Barb’s Best Creations  you are in the right spot. For hopping along with us One lucky winner will receive a $25 Clear Dollar Stamps gift certificate for  digital images!   The Winner will be randomly chosen from comments received on a DT member’s blog. The winner will be announced on my Blog and the CDS blog  Thursday, December 22, 2011.


Linda has a special way of picking the best challenges for the blog hop. I love how it can be taken in any way that you are inspired. This card’s design was actually one I did for the card class at my church this month. I had cut out some trees from a patterned paper and had several small trees left over. Then knowing that the blog hop was WHITE AS SNOW I decided to go with a white theme. So that is how this card was inspired and designed. I then decided True’s digital stamp Paper Christmas Trees would be perfect for this. I used the pre-colored trees in the top two cards. The red card is the outline images printed on patterned paper then cut out. I love when one set of stamps can be used in several ways!! Now that is economical!! The colored cardstock under the snowflake punch is actually on the inside of the card and just shows through when the card is closed. I took the snowflakes that were left over from the punch and scattered them on the card for falling snow. Add a little stickles to give it that Christmas sparkle! The sentiment on the front and inside of the card where printed from my computer before I decorated the card. Hope you enjoyed my version of  WHITE AS SNOW!!

Your next stop on the hop is Shell’s Blog.

Thanks for taking a HOP around all the blogs. Hope you left comments on all the blogs as you never know which blogs the winner will be selected from. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!

***SPECIAL NOTE: Please come back to the CDS Blog on Tuesday as I will be doing a tutorial!!


1) Alphabet Challenge Blog – W for White Christmas. You can interpret this however you wish, either as using mainly white on your Christmas work or a white Christmas scene!  Don’t forget it’s not just cards for this challenge, anything goes!  This challenge will be running for 3 weeks to cover the Christmas period, so the next challenge will be on Friday 30th December.

2) Card Makin Mama’s Challenge #35- Christmas. (this is my 2nd entry)


Stamps/Images: CDSTSPaperChristmasTrees
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Trees (Blue & Purple) are from Paper Christmas Trees Digital Stamp pre-colored trees, Red Trees cut out of Basic Grey Nordic Holiday
Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Computer, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, stickles, ribbon from Michael’s Christmas ribbon

Birthday’s are a pane!!


It’s the 3rd Friday of the month so it is time for a new challenge at Clearly iStamp. Since Jesus is having a birthday this month we decide to celebrate by making Birthday Cards!

INSIDE: It sure is a pane getting older! Happy Birthday


1) Clearly Inspired Challenge #42 – Birthday — Since we will be celebrating the birth of Jesus, let’s see some birthday projects!


Stamps/Images: What a Pane Digi
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Three Bugs in a Rug (Chloe borders, Chloe stripes)
Inks/Markers: Canon inkjet printer, Tombow markers (yellow 991, pink 743, blue452, grey N55)
Accents/Tools: brads, computer, clear plastic for the window
Techniques: paper pieced window


It’s Digital Release Day!

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OMG! I went to bed thinking about having to get my post up this morning but totally FORGOT about it till now! That’s what happens when you don’t feel good and start on something else. So here are my samples for Clear Dollar Stamps digital release day….just a couple hours late!!

I will start out with Happy Healing Digital Stamp Set. I was soooo happy that DeeDee made this stamp as I was needing to make some Get Well Cards. I love that there are 3 different images of different kinds of hurts which makes this a MUST HAVE set.  I’m sending this one to a girl in the church.  This paper just had a hospital and Happy Get Well feel to it so I thought it was perfect.  I also have some masculine colored paper by Chatterbox so I’m going to make some up for the sick men in our lives too.



Next, I decided to take this stamp, Winter Eskimo Digital Stamp,  in the Valentine direction. I think it would make cute Christmas cards but thought they made a cute Valentine’s couple too.  Winter Eskimo stamp also comes in a clear acrylic stamp if you prefer that.

Have you ever started in one direction with a card but totally ended up taking a detour which leaves you with a completely different card then you started out making?? Well, I did. The image in my head was a cute heart shaped card. Well, that just didn’t do it for me. So in comes the background piece which the heart card is mounted on. This ended up being a little bigger than 5 x 7 so I plan on putting it in a small vanilla envelope…I think they are 6 x 8. I paper pieced the Eskimo’s with bazzill cardstock. I just printed the image out on each color and cut out the pieces I need for each color. The faces were colored in photoshop and then printed out on white cardstock to be the base image that everything else was glued onto.

There are a TON of NEW RELEASES today so make sure you stop by the blog, Clearly iStamp, to see all the stamps and inspiration from the design team. I wish I had more time this month as there a couple more I’m dying to play with.



Happy Healing Card

Stamps/Images: Happy Healing Digital Stamp by Dee Dee Anderson at Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Chatter Box (Tangerine Dots, Big Villa Stripe)
Inks/Markers: Tombow (orange 933, brown 899, red 856, pink 761, green 126)
Accents/Tools: pop dots, brads, computer
Inspiration: My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch 49 (MFTWSC49)

Eskimo Valentine Card

Stamps/Images: Winter Eskimo from Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Papers – XOXO by Design Original, Lush Brown Houndstooth by My Mind’s Eye
Inks/Markers: Canon Ink Jet Printer (image is paper pieced)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, George Basic Cartridge, pop dots, Xyron X sticker maker, Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Label four

Anything Christmas!


Christmas is almost here!! If you are like me and you are still working on Christmas cards you LOVE the challenges that allows anything Christmas… no restrictions…just create, have fun and get a Christmas project/card done while doing it! That is exactly what we are asking for at For Fun Challenges.

For Fun Challenges is sponsored this week by Meljen’s Designs. The winner of a random drawing will win 4 images from Meljen’s. Check out her site as she has some cute images. I got to play with Cozy Winter Owl and I LOVED IT!! He (or is it a she?!?!!) was fun to color (I thought it was going to be hard but super easy…only 2 tries before I got it right with no mistakes!!)

If you would like to be a Guest DT member at For Fun Challenges please email me (dunnitagaindesigns@gmail.com) or leave a comment on the blog!


1) For Fun Challenges – Christmas themed anything goes!!

2) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #35 – Christmas

3) Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #142 – Christmas Glitz

4) Meljen’s Design Team Blog Challenge #88 –  Use GREEN  (a little or a lot, it’s up to you!)


Stamps/Images: Cozy Winter Owl by Meljen’s Designs

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Papers – Basic Grey (Figgy Pudding – wonderful, pepperberry, jolly, toyland)

Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet printer, Tombow markers (blue 452, brown 992, 947, 879, 899, green 126, pink 761, 743)

Accents/Tools: Stickles, pop dots

Inspiration: Sketch @ http://pinkpiggywiggy.blogspot.com

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