A cute Bunny scene

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The challenge this week at For Fun Challenges is Bunny BUT NO Easter!

We were sponsored by KnK Designs but prior to our challenges she decided to close up shop so these images are no longer available.

BUT if you play with us this week you will have a chance to win the images that were used by the design team!

So it is worth playing along with us this week as these are discontinued stamps at the present moment!

I decided to turn this scene into a winter scene for a Christmas Card.

I used white flower soft for the snow, pop dotted the fire so give it dimension above the snow, and the snow flakes were punched with a small hole punch.

I added some snowflakes to make it look more random.

This was my first time coloring in the background…which I made a night scene.

Not the greatest night sky but it works.


1) For Fun Challenges – Bunnies but NO EASTER!



Stamps/Images: Campfire Pals from KnK Designs

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

Inks/Markers: Tombow Markers (Yellow 985,991, Pink 761, Brown 947, 992,  Blue 565,491, Gray N55, N45, Burgundy 837, Black N15, Green 177)

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge, snowflake brads,


Friends are the Sunshine of Life!


The challenge today at Clearly iStamp is SPRING!! I struggled a little with what to use on this challenge. The images I thought that would work perfectly I had already used lately so didn’t want to use them again.  This image came out a month ago and I didn’t get to use it then so I figured this was a perfect time to play with it! I paper pieced the image and used up some Doodlebug Scraps I had.  I decided to make two cards for this challenge while I had the supplies out.

Here is my favorite!

And here is the other one using up the supplies I had on my desk!


1) Clearly Inspired Challenge #50 (CIC50) – Spring


Stamps/Images: Sunny Day Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Green Paper – Lilybeedesign (stationery pear), Patterned Paper – Doodlebug

Inks/Markers: printed on colored cardstock and paper pieced

Accents/Tools: Xyron “X”, black ink pen to go around the edge

Inspiration: Card #1 – Stampacular Sunday Challenge #154, Card #2 – Cute Card Thursday Challenge 179

We have a Winner!!

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Remember the Clear Dollar Stamps Blog Hop I was part of on Sunday! Well, the winner was picked from MY BLOG!! Yippee!! Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time because we do the blog hop every month so come back in May! Oh and join us in our challenge that starts tomorrow, Clearly Inspired Challenge #50,  for another chance to win great prizes.

Congratulations to Paula-Kay of Creative Stamping With Paula-Kay. You are our winner of the Clear Dollar Stamps “We’re Not Horsin’ Around” blog hop. 

Have a great Day!

– Kathy D.


A Handsome Greeting Card Organizer!


Thanks to For Fun Challenges I finally got the Masculine Greeting Card Organizer done for my Father In-law….it has only taken me 5 years but it’s done!

My Mother in-law and Sister in-law love having my cards on hand to give out to people. So I decided one Christmas to make them pretty tins to be able to keep the cards in. Then a couple times a year I would refill their stash. When my mother in-law passed away in 2006 my sister in-law took the cards and added them to her collection but didn’t need the tin. So I think it got thrown away or given away (can’t remember). At the time we didn’t really think my father in-law would have use for it since he doesn’t send out a lot of cards. Well, we were wrong. We got a call one day asking where the card box went so we told him and he said he was looking for it so he could send a card out. So I told him I would make a “manly” box for him to keep his cards in. I have given him cards to use but just haven’t got around to making the tin.

I realized I didn’t have any more tins that opened from the top and was the right size so last month a friend of mine gave me an extra one she had. Then Helen at For Fun Challenges decided to REALLY challenge us with a ANYTHING BUT A CARD CHALLENGE. I decided this was the perfect “kick in the pants” I needed to get it done. I had some cool looking manly paper (same paper I did the fishing card out of last month) and paired it with the Time to Fish Digital Image from Clear Dollar Stamps.  My husband helped me by telling me it needed the fishing pole and fish on there with the basket. I came up with the metal stringer and brads…which I think turned out cute! I actually think the WHOLE thing turned out pretty awesome! On the inside lid I placed instructions on mailing bulky cards….they cost more and you have to put “hand stamp only” on the envelope and hand the envelope to the mail clerk. Then I added the light tan piece to make a pocket to put some of the 65 cent extra posting stamps in there for him. That way he can keep them in there since they are for the cards.

I hope the challenge will inspire you to do something you have been wanting to do but haven’t had time! Put down the card making supplies and do something different!!


1) For Fun Challenge – Anything BUT a card. Can be a sewing, quilting, scrapbook pages, altered items, cakes, kids crafts, etc….

2) There She Goes Challenge #152 (TSG152) – Cards or project for Dad! We are challenging you to make a card or project for Dad. Whether it is a gift set, scrapbook page, or card, focus on Dads of all kinds!

3) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #77 – Anything BUT a card.


Stamps/Images: Time to Fish Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock  – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Paper Loft (Hooked on Fishing)

Inks/Markers: Digital Images printed on Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: Tin, modge podge, pop dots, wire, brads, EK Success edge punch

Techniques: Altered object

April 2012 Digital Stamp Release Day!!


It’s digital release day at Clear Dollar Stamps!!

The first stamp I will show you is Bless My Bloomers There are so many possibilities with this stamp.

I chose to work with the flowers in the flower pot this time but I can see getting a lot of use out of this set!

Check it out and you will see what I mean.


1) Crafty Creations Challenges #165 – Flower Power

2) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #212 – Spring Flowers

The second set was so perfect for me. I needed to make a sympathy card for a couple at church that just lost their newborn that had been born with some complications. I wanted a cross with something below to symbolize a baby.

DeeDee must of read my mind because this was in the NEW Digital Release for April!! The set is actually called Become New Digital Image but it was perfect for the sympathy card too.

This is only a SAMPLE of the awesome stuff released this month. So please stop by Clear Dollar Stamps to see ALL the other stamps.


Flower pot Card

Stamps/Images: Bless My Bloomers
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye
Inks/Markers: Tombow (green 158, purpl 665, 636, blue 443, yellow 991)
Accents/Tools: pearls, cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge, pop dots
Techniques: Watercolor with markers

Baby Sympathy Card

Stamps/Images: Become New Digital Stamp
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Jillibean Soup
Inks/Markers: Tombow (yellow 985, Green 126, pink 850, brown 947)
Accents/Tools: brads, pop dots, white flock
Technique: Watercolor with markers

We’re Not Horsin’ Around


Okay, maybe we are a little!!

Today at Clearly iStamp Blog we are hoping along showing you different

Charlie and Charliene Images

that can be found at Clear Dollar Stamps.

If you are just joining us head on over and start at the beginning on Lori’s Blog. If you just came from Linda’s Blog – The Stamper’s Touch 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, April 19, 2012.

I was off on Wednesday last week and it was the first time in MONTHS that I wasn’t rushed to mark things

off my To-Do List! It almost felt weird trying to figure out what I wanted to

work on at my own pace. But I managed and I’m happy with the results.

I used Charliene April Showers Digital Image from Clear Dollar Stamps.

I love having a husband that knows how work Photoshop! I asked him to put the images together

to make a “scene” and in less than 5 min I have this totally cute scene of Charliene in a puddle!

I colored her in with Tombow markers then I found the perfect paper in my Doodlebug stash (just LOVE them!).

I used sketch #46 at Deconstructing Jen for my inspiration.

You can’t tell from the photo but the raindrops and puddle are glossy to look real!

Your next stop on the hop is Barb’s Blog – Barb’s Best Creations.

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!


1) Card Makin Mamas Challenge – Getting Girlie.

2) The Deconstructed Sketch #46 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration. I didn’t make it during the challenge week but it still inspired me!


Stamps/Images: Charliene April Showers Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Doodlebug

Inks/Markers: Tombow (pink 725, 703, blue 452, green126, brown 947, grey n55)

Accents/Tools: Glossy Accents, Viva Gloss Gel (transparent), EK Success scallop punch, white signo pen, paper piercer

Shake those Feathers!


I made this card for a guy at work that ordered a Flamingo Birthday Card for his grandmother.

You can’t tell in the photo but the flamingo is pop-dotted on top of another one to give it a 3-d look.

I sure hope he likes it!


1) Crafty Creations #165 – Flower Power.

2) Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #112 – Things with Wings.

3) Fetch a Sketch #21 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration.


Stamps/Images: Tall Trio Color Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Tall Trio Color Digital Image paper pack

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

Accents/Tools: brads, flower punch, Cricut, Cricut Basic George Cartridge

Show us a tag!


Today’s challenge at For Fun Challenge is “show us a tag”….this can be taken several different ways but as long as we see a tag it fits the challenge!

I have to admit I “like” my card. Not a lot to it so nothing to “wow” over. But have you seen Katy’s tag made with the same image? BEAUTIFUL!! You must go check it out. She is a GDT member for a couple weeks and she blew me away with this adorable creation.

We are sponsored this week by The Paper Shelter which is offering the random drawn winner a $20.00 gift certificate to their store!!

I can’t wait to see your project that HAS a tag or IS a tag!


1) For Fun Challenges – Tag must be used somewhere or somehow!!


Stamps/Images: Japanese Cute Doll @ The Paper Shelter

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned paper (red) – unknown from scrap drawer

Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: EK Success flower punch, hole punch, pop dots, black gems, ribbon, Fastenater

Techniques: paper tearing

Masculine Birthday Card

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I made this card for the card class I teach at my church. I do a card class once a month and the money goes to support the Card Ministry at the church.

I also made this for a woman at work that wanted a Birthday Card for her fishermen Husband. Inside I put “I’m still hooked on you after all these years. Happy Birthday”

I had some left over so I plan on putting Father’s Day messages inside and making them Father’s Day Cards.


1) Taylored Expressions #155 (TESC155) – Use the sketch provided as inspiration


Stamps/Images: Time To Fish Digital Image from Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock  – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Paper Loft (Hooked on Fishing)

Inks/Markers: Digital stamp printed on colored cardstock

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, pop dots, Technique Tuesday circle stamps, Versa Mark, EK Success circle punches


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This card was made just for fun!! Haven’t had time to do that in a long time so it was very nice. The challenge at 365 Cards was “Freedom.” While going through some paper last night I found this piece in my scrap drawer and thought it would be perfect. Then when trying to decide what I was going to do I thought the sketch for April Card Challenge was perfect. And that is how this card was made. Thanks for looking.


1) Day 36 @ 365Cards – Freedom. Such a great word, and it means different things to everyone, so we’d like to see what it means to you.

2) April Card Challenge on sb.com – Sketch category. Use the sketch provided as inspiration.


Cardstock – Bazzill

Patterned Paper – unknown from scrap drawer


Basic George Cricut Cartridge

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