Leap Year Birthday Wishes!!


Today at For Fun Challenges we are wishing all Leap Year baby’s a “Happy Birthday”. It would be a blessing and a curse to be born on that day…when your young it would suck that you don’t get to celebrate your birthday every year….but that is a blessing when you are older cause it takes 4x as long to age!!

We have a sponsor this week which is KnK Designs!


I’m a dog lover so I totally fell in love with all her stamps! I wanted to use one of the dog images but my step-niece is turning 1 in a week so I decided the Birthday Bear would be perfect for her. Time is very valuable at the moment so if I can I try to make things that I need. Plus it also makes me get out of my comfort zone and do something I wouldn’t normally do.  So please check out her stamps as they are cute and reasonable priced.


1) Sweet Sketch Wednesday #142 – Use the sketch provided. I didn’t get it done in time to play in the challenge but the sketch was the inspiration for this card.

2) For Fun Challenges – Happy Birthday Leap Year babies!!

3) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #39 – Happy Birthday!

4) Creative Inspirations Challenge #152 – Anything Goes!


Stamps/Images: Birthday Bear from K ‘n K Designs

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – All My Memories (Birthday Girl Designs collection)

Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet Printer (image printed on cardstock and paper pieced together)

Accents/Tools: pop dots, brads, Xyron X sticker maker,

Techniques: Paper piecing

Inspiration: Sweet Sketch Wednesday #142

Time for a Recipe


Today for our challenge we have a recipe to follow on For Fun Challenges. The recipe is 1 sentiment, 2 different ribbons, 3 brads or buttons. Challenge yourself and join us you just never know you might end up with something really cute! I think I did. I got out an old magazine (You Go, Girl by Paper Crafts)  for inspiration and found the perfect design on page 35 with a card from Dee Gallimore-Perry.

I used the cute baby Charlie from Clear Dollar Stamps. The stamp is on final clearance and is only $1.00. You can’t beat that!!


1) For Fun Challenges – A recipe challenge to have 1 sentiment, 2 different ribbons, 3 buttons or brads.


Stamps/Images: Charlie Baby Clear Acrylic Stamps @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper and solid green inside – SEI (Chick-a-doo)

Inks/Markers: Tombow markers (brown 947, blue 515, black)

Accents/Tools: Lasting impressions white buttons, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Square large, pop dots, Versamark, black embossing powder, ribbon, rick rack

Techniques: dry embossing, water color with markers

Bold and Beautiful Butterflies


It is Tuesday Tutorial at Clear Dollar Stamps with yours truly!! Today I will be telling you how much fun I had playing with the Bold Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps and Beautiful Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps.I will also be explaining what “lift” and “case” a card means.

I hope you will stop on over and get all the details.

So I found this card on Scrapbook.com and thought it was beautifully done. It is by LWeber1234 (thanks for the wonderful inspiration!) Here is her blog if you want to see more aweseome beautiful inspiration!

Here is my card:

And the other card I did:

 I lifted our very own Tameko’s card:

And here is my version:

Thanks again for taking a peek. Hope you will stop by http://www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com to see the whole tutorial. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my post!


1) Alphabet Challenge BlogA for Animal Antics


With Sypmathy Card

2 shades of coordinating cardstock and 1 patterned paper

Bold Butterflies Die Set – Set of 3

Bold Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps

Beautiful Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps

1/8 in Scor-Tape

1/4 in Scor-Tape

Designer Label Dies – Set of 3

Embossing Anti-static Pouch

VersaMark Embossing Pad

Clear embossing powder, Heat Embossing Tool, Ribbon, Gems, Embossing/Cutting  machine (I used the Sizzix Big Kick), Adhesive

Beautiful Spring Card

Stamps/Images: Bold Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock- Bazzill, Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye (Follow your heart)
Inks/Markers: Misc ink I got over 10 years ago
Accents/Tools: ribbon, Lasting Impressions brads – Seaside, Fiskar’s border punch
Technique: I lifted Tameko’s card

What’s black & white & red all over?!!


That is what we are asking over at Clear Dollar Stamps!

Welcome to the February 2012 Clear Dollar Stamps 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 Sarah T – Aunt Bee’s Pickles 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, February 23, 2012.

THEME: “What’s Black and White and Red all Over?” 

A bible of course!!

I love how we are given the freedom to interpret the challenges however we are inspired by it. Mine came from the joke with the answer being a “newspaper.” We didn’t have a newspaper stamp so I decided a bible worked too. To do the bible I printed out a color version and a outline version. In the outline version I colored the bible black. Then I cut out the pages and bookmark from the colored version and glued it on my black base. Then I cut out the entire bible and placed it on red cardstock.The cross is a brad from Clear Dollar Stamps.

The design for the card came from My Favorite Things sketch #46 This is an older sketch but it was perfect for this. I changed it up a little but LOVE IT!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Your next stop on the hop is Jerusha – I love Paper Crafting.

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!!



Stamps/Images:  Morning Devotions – Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Jellibean Soup, My Mind’s Eye (Hip & Luxurious)

Inks/Markers: Tombow Marker – Black, The inside of the book was a pre-colored image

Accents/Tools; Paper Pizazz Folder tabs template, Cross Brads, EK success double lace edger punch, black ribbon, pop dots, White Signo pen

Inspiration: My Favorite Things Sketch #46

Beautiful Spring Card

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First of all I want to say thanks to Tameko for the inspiration on this card. I have had a busy week…heck busy year so far. I was teaching a card class at church this past Friday and come Friday morning I only had one card done. When I saw Tameko’s card I knew it was perfect because my friend Stephanie left her Bold Butterfly stamps at my house. Now I think I’m going to have to get them!! 🙂 So Friday morning I went to the local scrap store and found this beautiful paper….paper just makes me happy!! I was looking for paper with blue, yellow, white, brown in it for a couple challenges that I wanted to play in. I’m so glad I was looking for those colors cause this paper rocks the card!


1) The Pink Elephant #135 (TPE135) – Our Challenge this week is a Photo Inspiration Challenge. Use the photo provided as inspiration. Not sure my card counts but there challenge colors are what I had in mind when I went to the store looking for paper.

2) Creative Inspirations#150 – Color Scheme BROWN  BLUE  CREAM. I used shades of these color.

3) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #73 – Anything Goes!

4) Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #104 – Ribbons and/or Bows! My bow went a little wonky but it is there.


Stamps/Images: Bold Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock- Bazzill, Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye (Follow your heart)
Inks/Markers: Misc ink I got over 10 years ago
Accents/Tools: ribbon, Lasting Impressions brads – Seaside, Fiskar’s border punch
Technique: I lifted Tameko’s card

Anything but normal…


that would be me!!

Just kidding! Talking about the shape of a card for the Clearly Inspired Challenge #46

Make a card in ANY shape except for square and rectangle!

I did an odd shape rectangle card. I used my WONDERFUL Cricut cartridge – Elegant Edges to make the shape of the card. I cut the shape out of the patterned paper and glued it on a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 square card. Then I cut the cardstock underneath to the same shape. This whole card was completely designed around the shape of the card. I even got to play with a die shape from Clear Dollar StampsDesigner Label Dies – Set of 3. I then used the stamp set that goes with the Designer Label Dies – Designer Label Additions Clear Acrylic Stamps. The sentiment was done on my computer and is from River Glorious Digital Stamp. Then I finished it off with pearls and the pre-colored digital stamp – Floral Cross. I love how it turned out. Oh, I picked manly colors because I’m going to send this to a man at church who lost his father. Thanks for looking at my creation today!


1) Clearly Inspired Challenge #46 – anything but a square or a rectangle.  Let’s see some serious shape creativity!


Stamps/Images: Floral Cross Digital Stamp, River Glorious Digital Stamp, Designer Label Additions Clear Acrylic Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Bo Bunny (A gift of love- Flutter Butter Burst, Flutter Butter Stripe)
Inks/Markers: Pre-colored Digital Stamp and sentiment printed on Canon Inkjet printer, Memento (rich cocoa) Ink
Accents/Tools: pearls for Michaels, pop dots, cricut, Elegant Edges cricut cartridge, Designer Label @ Clear Dollar Stamps
Card Size: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4

Clear Dollar Stamps Feb Digital Release Day


Another fun day of new releases from Clear Dollar Stamps. I was able to play with three of the new images and it was a blast.

The first image I played with Charlie Daisy Digital Stamp. I used the pre-colored stamp and digital papers that are included with the stamp.


1) Card Positioning Systems – CPS 5th Anniversary Day 10. Use the sketch provided.

2) Alphabet Challenge BlogA for Animal Antics

The second image I played with was You’re Eggstraordinary. This comes with pre-colored images and outline images. I decided to play with a pre-colored iamge and digital papers that come with the stamp. I used stickles on the pre-colored image.

The last image I played with was Pray Without Ceasing. I paper pieced the image together by printing out the image on different colors of cardstock then cutting them out.


Fluttering By

Stamps/Images: Charlie Daisy Colour Digital Stamp (Pre-Colored)
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Charlie Daisy Digital paper
Inks/Markers: pre-colored stamp printed on Canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: brads, Prima Flower, Signo white pen
Inspiration: Card Positioning Systems #26

You’re Eggstraordinary

Stamps/Images: You’re Eggstraordinary @ Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – You’re Eggstraordinary Digital paper pack
Inks/Markers: Pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Paper Studio pearl brads, Cricut, Cricut cartridge – Elegant Edges, Hobby Lobby Decorative edge ribbon, Stickles – Icicle and Patino, Cuttlebug Embossing folder – Textile Texture, 1/4 inch score tape
Inspiration: Mojo Monday #227

Pray without Ceasing

Stamps/Images: Pray Without Ceasing   *the stamp is now sold at Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Scrap Works (Citrus Blossom and Citrus Strips)
Inks/Markers: Paper Pieced image
Accents/Tools: small corner rounder, scor-pal, martha stewart border punch
Techniques: paper piecing
Inspiration: Mojo Monday #144

Snowman Wishes


This was the appropriate challenge for this  week as we had our first “real” snow on Monday, 2/13/12. I live in Southwest part of Missouri and received about 3 inches of snow. Of course it was in the 40’s today so it all melted but it was pretty watching it come down.  I love that cards don’t expire so I can put this is in my pile of Christmas cards for this year!

There is no sponsor this week but hope you will come play for THE FUN OF IT….and if you want a chance to be a Guest DT member but an * by your name and we will have a special drawing for that!

My friend gave me this hug paper pack last year and decided it was perfect for this image and this challenge. The challenge at For Fun Challenges is to have snow or snowman on your project. I used the new digital stamp Snow Tweet (pre-colored Green) image from Clear Dollar Stamps. It also comes in an Acrylic Stamp and is on SALE right now!! My inspiration for the layout of the card came from Christmas Challenges with Sketches #19. I didn’t make the challenge but it inspired me any way!


1) For Fun Challenges – Snow or Snowman.


Stamps/Images: Snow Tweet Green Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (white orange peel), Patterned Paper – Imagine That (Winter Fun)

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

Accents/Tools: stickles, pop dots, cricut, George and Basic Shapes cricut cartridge, brads

Love is in the air!


The first two cards I made for a man at church that asked me to make a card that he could give his wife for Valentine’s Day. He said she likes bright colors, daisy’s and Calla-Lilly. I didn’t get the Calla-Lilly card done but I have an ideal that will do later…maybe for Mother’s Day. I made this two so he could pick which one he likes best. On the top inside of the cards I put this verse in a heart shape (he asked for this verse)

Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love,

all the days of this meaningless life

that God has given you under the sun—

all your meaningless days.

For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome

labor under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Then on the inside bottom it says “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

I hope he likes at least one of them!

^^^This is my husbands and friends favorite of the two.

I entered the above card into a contest on Facebook for the fun of it. I love Lasting Impressions stencils so if I could win free product from them that would just ROCK! If you are on facebook and want to vote for me please follow the link Share The Love Contest!, on the Lasting Impressions Facebook page! Click here to see it: http://bit.ly/zADKiC


? Which one do you like out of these?


1) Paper Playtime Challenge #67 CH #67 – Cricut Creations using HEARTS or a LOVE theme!   Make any type of project using HEARTS or a LOVE theme with your Cricut and any colors or cartridges you’d like! Challenge ends Saturday, February 18th @ Noon EST.

2) Day 342 @ 365 Cards – Super Sketchy Sunday. Use the sketch provided. Love you is the card that I’m entering into this challenge. I couldn’t get the bottom right corner design in there but this sketch inspired my card.

3) Card Positioning Systems (original sketch #102) – Day 8 of CPS Anniversary special challenges. I used sketch #102 as inspiration for my Full of Love card. Instead of having the ribbon on the bottom I moved them up.

4) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #203 – Pink Valentine’s Card. I am entering the bottom card “Full of Love” into this challenge since it is mostly pink.


Love You

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Reminisce (the Love collection), White and yellow for flower – Lasting Impressions

Flower: Lasting Impressions Stencil (dry embossed) – M16 GERBERA DAISY

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Cricut, George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge, pop dots, Versa Magic Midnight Black ink

Inspiration: Day 342 Sketch @ 365Cards

Techniques: dry embossing

Full of Love

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Reminisce (Love Letters), Red Polka dot (can’t remember from my scrap drawer)

Accents/Tools: rick rack, Cricut, George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge, pop dots, xyron X

Inspiration: Sketch on Day 8 of CPS Anniversary (original sketch #102)


This card was just for fun. I wanted to play at Heart Song Inspiration so I was super happy when they gave away the rose heart image for FREE! I wasn’t sure I would get to play since I thought I was done making Valentine cards. But as I kept look at the image I decided the rose would look good in layers and I had not done that before so off I went to create. I love how it came out. I decided to make a Wedding Card since it is always good to have them around.


1) Heart Song Inspirations Challenge #34 – Anything goes with a Heart Song Digital Image. Sadly this was her last challenge as her Family comes first. But the shop is still open and the FREEBIE is still available.


Stamps/Images: Heart Song Free Digital Stamp – Rose Heart

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Papers – Pebbles Inc (Wedding Words and Wedding Reception)

Inks/Markers: Digital stamp printed on cardstock and paper pieced

Accents/Tools: $1 ribbon from Target, black ribbon from scraps, xyron x, black pen, pop dots

Inspiration: Card Patterns Sketch 150

Happy 10th Birthday


I really wanted to play in Digi My World challenge since I haven’t had time to play in the last few challenges. Then when I saw it was birthday that was perfect since my niece is turning 10 this month. Yes, double digits…I’m getting old!! 🙂 Plus she had just came out with Birthday numbers so that was even MORE perfect…if there is such a thing.  The sketch over at The Paper Variety is for a scrapbook page but I thought it would be perfect for a birthday card. So I shrunk it down to fit on a card. I like how it turned out…..thanks for the inspiration. And everything on this card, even the bg paper is from my scrap drawers!!


1) Digi My World Challenge #3 – Birthday Wishes. Dates: Feb 1 – Feb 14  Theme: Birthday Wishes . In order to enter, you MUST use a Digi My World image.

2) The Paper Variety – Use the sketch provided. I’m not that I count as I made it fit a card but they inspired non the less. Thanks!

3) Feb – Use your Scraps @ scrapbook.com – 85% of your project must be made from scraps.


Stamps/Images: Birthday Numbers from Digi My World

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – can’t remember as they were in my scrap drawers

Inks/Markers: digital stamp printed on colored cardstock and cut out

Accents/Tools: star punches, cuttlebug embossing folder, pop dots


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