Snowman week and a sad good-bye.

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Today at For Fun Challenges we are making Christmas/Winter cards that have a snowman on them.

We are sponsored by Dearie Dolls….check it out she has several free stamps at this time.

Unfortunate this will be the last challenge at For Fun Challenges.

She is shutting the doors after 3 years to take care of other obligations.

I’m sad because this challenge has pushed me in my creativity but happy to see what God has in store.

Whenever one door closes it gives God opportunity to open another door…. just wonder what it will be.

I sure hope you will play with us this last time.


1) Card Patterns Sketch #167 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration.


Stamps/Images: Christmas Mug @ Dearie Dolls

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper (striped bg paper) – Creative Imaginations, (red swirl) – Echo Park

Inks/Markers: paper pieced together after printing it on different papers

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Tombow markers, stickles, brads

Digital Stamps and T-shirt transfers are a perfect pair!


I have NEVER done a T-shirt Transfer before and now I’m kicking myself!!

They are super duper easy!! If I can do it YOU can do it.

If you want to learn more check out my tutorial at Clearly iStamp


Patriotic Charlie Digital Image

Yummy Cupcake Digital Image

Grillin’ & Chillin’ Digital Image

Charlie Daisy Digital Image

Bumbles Digital Image

Live Laugh Love door hanger

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1) Alphabet Challenge Blog –  H for Handmade Flowers. We would like to see your handmade flowers on your work please, and don’t forget it doesn’t just have to be cards, anything goes!




Today at For Fun Challenges we are wanting you to show us how you F.RO.G. – Fully Rely on God. It doesn’t have to have a frog on it but should have something to do with Relying on God

God is so faithful and loves us so much. I feel so blessed to be able to rely on the creator of the universe.

I hope you will join us this week.


1) Word Art Wednesday Challenge #29 – This week’s free scripture/word art is Psalm 62:8 which speaks of TRUST. As long as you use an encouraging or uplifting sentiment on your project, that is fine.


Trust in the Lord


Clear Dollar Stamps is sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches this week so I just had to play. I love their sketches and get to show off the Value Verses Digital Stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps all at the same time…doesn’t get much better than that.

I’m in an all girl discipleship class at my church and we get a different person to pray for each week so I have decided to send the person I pray for that week an encouraging card. This week I’m praying for my friend Stephanie and this was the perfect verse for her card. I combined it with the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I have to say it turned out pretty darn cute. The color scheme was picked because blue and yellow are Stephanie’s favorite colors!

Thanks for stopping by!


1) Tuesday Morning Sketches #147 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration.

2) Alphabet Challenge BlogH for Handmade Flowers. We would like to see your handmade flowers on your work please, and don’t forget it doesn’t just have to be cards, anything goes!


Stamps/Images: Value Verses 1 Digital Image
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (white, yellow), Patterned Paper (Blue) – Doodlebug, (yellow) unknown
Inks/Markers: Versa Mark Black for inking edges
Accents/Tools: Marvy flower punch, EK Success circle punch, Cricut, Cricut Cartridge Elegant Edges, ribbon, pop dots, scor-tape

Monthly Blog Hop 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 Jerusha’s blog – I Love Paper Crafting  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, May 24, 2012.

Today the challenge was “THINGS WITH WINGS”. That was super easy to do with over 25 Digital images that had something with wings in it. That is NOT including the clear acrylic stamps so their is no telling how many images Clear Dollar Stamps has to choose from for this Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoy seeing some of the stamps that Clear Dollar Stamps has to offer that have “THINGS WITH WINGS”

I chose to work with Praying Eyes Mantis Digital Image  I had a couple different ideals in my head for how I wanted to use this stamp, of course I needed my husband’s help to make it happen. Since he is a Photo Shop guru I asked him to make me a background with different size mantis all over the page. Of course when he finally figured out what I wanted he said, “you want me to make you a sheet of paper with the image!” Well, yes that is what I had in my head! So since he was so kind to take time to make it I just had to use it. Maybe I will get my other ideals done another time! Here is what I made:

The design of the card was inspired by Card Positioning Systems sketch #265. I am so happy I tried this sketch as I totally love the end results. This is a long skinny card (9 1/4 x 4) that fits in a legal size envelope.

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!


Stamps/Images: Praying Eyes Mantis Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: background paper made by repeating the digital image, Cardstock – Bazzill

Inks/Markers: Pre-colored digital stamp printed on canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: button, ribbon, computer

Inspiration: Card Positioning Systems Sketch #265


April showers bring May Flowers!!


Yep, flowers, flowers flowers is the challenge this week at For Fun Challenge. Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo and they have wonderful stamps that have several flowers in the stamp so it made this challenge super easy!

We are short a couple team members at the moment due to health and life reason so I did two cards this week.

My first card I used Beautiful Blocks…Live, Love, Laugh


1) Alphabet Challenge BlogG for GARDEN

2) My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #71 – Simply follow the sketch and create a card or other paper creation. You may use any stamps and supplies that you wish. If the winning card uses MFT stamps, the participant will earn a $5 bonus, for a total of a $20 gift voucher!

I used the sketch as my inspiration but changed it a little to work for me.

3) Catch the Bug Challenge – Things with wings!

4) Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #163-This week’s challenge is a…“Butterfly Kisses!”For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project that has at least one butterfly somewhere on it! We MUST be able to see the butterfly…it can not be hidden! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!

My 2nd card is for my girlfriend who is having a heck of a time with her teenage daughter! I figured she needed a little laugh about the situation!


1) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #45 – May Flowers!

2) Crafty Creations Challenge #169 – Frame it! hat’s right, use a frame of some sort on your card, altered item, scrapbook page or whatever you create!!  And you can be pretty creative too … you could use a image that has a frame, use any image and a hand-drawn frame around it, or you could use a few nestabilities or other dies to create a frame!  The options are pretty extensive!!


Card – Live Love Laugh

Stamps/Images: Beautiful blocks – Live Love Laugh from Bugaboo Digi Stamps


Inks/Markers: Tombow (green 133, purple 665 636, pink 815)

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folders, flower brads, Fiskars scallop punch

Card – Teenages and Flowers

Stamps/Images: Stella Blocks – Teenages and Flowers from Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Patterned Paper – Chatterbox

Inks/Markers: Tombow (yellow 055, 991, blue 515, green 126, orange 933, gray N55)


May Digital Stamp Release!


It is the 15th of the month so it is time to show off the new digital stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps!

The first one I used was Ice Cream Social Digital Stamps. I used the outline version and paper pieced it using patterned paper and cardstock. To get the look of the cone I scored it on my scor-pal horizontal and then vertical. Love how it turned out.


1) The Pink Elephant Challenge #148 (TPE148) – Polka Dots & Stripes

The second digital stamp I played with was Classic Tools Digital Stamp. I went a different direction with this stamp. Instead of doing a manly card I turned the tools into a “girly” card. I made the card to look like an apron with “Silly Boys” on the outside and the inside say “tools are for girls!”

And the last stamp I got to play with was Patchpal Elephant Digital Stamp.


1) Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #116 – No Pesky Girls Allowed.   Yip, my favourite (I hate doing girly cards!!) So we want to see cards for the men in your lives.

Well, not actually a man card but it is a boy card. Hope it works.

2) Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge #139Use any type of animal, bird or bug in your creation


Ice Cream Birthday Card

Stamps/Images: Ice Cream Social Digital Stamp
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (crisscross), Patterned Paper – Doodlebug
Inks/Markers: Image printer on paper and paper pieced together, Versa Magic – Black for inking
Accents/Tools: pop dots, circle punch, Cricut, George and Basic shapes cartridge
Techniques: paper piecing
Inspiration: Card Patterns Sketch 164

Silly Boys Tools are for Girls Card

Stamps/Images: Classic Tools Digital Stamp
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Doodlebug

Inks/Markers: Versa Magic Black for inking

Accents/Tools: ribbon, scor-tape, pop dots

Patchpal Elephant Card

Stamps/Images: Patchpal Elephant Digital Stamp
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (yellow- lemonade, blue, green), Patterned Paper – Doodlebug (snips & snails)
Inks/Markers: Pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon inkjet printer, Versa Magic (black) for inking edges
Accents/Tools: black pen, brads, pop dots
Inspriration: The deconstructed sketch #50

For you girlfriend!


Today’s challenge at For Fun Challenge is “For you girlfriend!” That could either mean for a mom, grandma, friend….anything to do with your Best Girl!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

I made this card for a day retreat I did with some girls at church. Each girl got a kit and was told they could copy what I did or have totally creative FREEDOM. This card kit was truly made for some very special woman in my life!



Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Simple Stories (Fabulous)

Inks/Markers: Versa Magic – jumbo java

Accents/Tools: star gem, star cut out on the Cricut, Basic George cartridge, traced an American Crafts arrow, star punch, Martha Stewart edge punch

Color challenge coming at ya!


Yep, that’s right at For Fun Challenges we are challenging you to stick to these three colors : Blue, Green and Cream. Of  course you can use skin tones but try to stick to those three colors. Well, I had great intentions but my cream turned more into white.  That is what happens when you are running late and are tired.  I hope you will forgive me and come try out the challenge for yourself!

I made this card for the Card Ministry at church to give to a member that was in an accident 1 1/2 weeks ago. I hope it will cheer her up and let her know we are praying for her.

My inspiration for this card came from March 2012 Card Maps at Page Maps.


1) Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge #137 – Something planted or the color green.

2) The Pink Elephant Challenge #146 (TPE146) – Spring time.

3) There She Goes Challenge #154 – May Flowers

4) Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #96 – “in the garden”

5) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #214 – Animal Magic

6) Alphabet Challenge Blog – F is for Feathered Friends

7) Creative Inspirations Challenge #161 – Animal Antics


Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill white, Patterned Paper – SEI (chick-a-doo)

Inks/Markers – Versa Magic – black

Accents/Tools: cutterbee scissors, pop dots

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