Sitting here Thinking of You


Clear Dollar Stamps is sponsoring the challenge this week at Twist of Faith Card Challenge so they let me play along as a guest!! Thank you ladies!! I had so much fun making this card and I even used my brand new fence punch! I even used one of the newer stamps Hoot Hoots that I hadn’t had a chance to play with yet! Since I used the owl image I was able to play along with 2 Sisters Challenge Blog which challenged us to use “Things with Wings”.  I used the sketch from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge #84.

I love that Twist of Faith Card Challenge is a Christian Challenge that bases the challenges on scripture. I did not add a scripture to the card yet because I usually do that depending on who I’m sending it to. I try to pray and send the scripture that God wants in the card.

I hope you will join along and play with the ladies at Twist of Faith Card Challenge and you just might win a $15 gift voucher at Clear Dollar Stamps.


1) Twist of Faith Card Challenge #4 – Thinking of You

2) 2 Sisters Challenge #110 – Things with Wings


Stamps/Images: Hoot Hoots Digital Image, It’s My Potty Digital Image
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Scenic Route
Inks/Markers: Pre-colored image printer on computer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart fence punch, blue brads, ribbon, pop dots, glue dots, 1/8 inch scor-tape

Lighthouse – Praying for you card


I don’t know how Helen does it but she is always the “kick-in-the-butt” that I need!! I had one more card to make for a pastor that our church is praying for. The pastor is having health issues so our pastor asked us to pray for him. Helen’s challenge this week at For Fun Challenges is lighthouses which was perfect. I used the Sketch Saturday Sketch #226 for inspiration. On the inside I left lots of room for people to sign and just included the verse below.


“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you,

all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

Trust in the Lord always,

for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.”

(Isaiah 26:3-4)


1) For Fun Challenges – lighthouses or guiding light.

2) Sketch Saturday #226 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration.


Stamps/Images: Sheltering Light Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Pattern Paper – digital paper included with Sheltering Light Digital Image

Inks/Markers: Pre-colored image printed on computer

Accents/Tools: pop dots, brads, corner rounder

Fall into Fall with CIC60


Yep, it’s the 3rd Friday so time for another challenge at Clearly iStamp. The challenge was to see some fall themed projects! Which was perfect because I was needing to do a fall card for Card Class at my church tonight. So this is one of the cards they will make! I used The Deconstructed Sketch #60 as inspiration for the card.

1) Clearly Inspired Challenge #60 – Fall into Fall! Let’s see some fall themed projects!

2) Addicted to Stamps Challenge #39 – Autumn Colors (this is my second entry)


Stamps/Images: Leaves Digital Image Black & White @ Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (Kraft, Palo Verde, brown), Patterned Paper – SEI (Dill Blossom marjoram)
Inks/Markers: Leaf colored in photoshop, Versa Magic – Jumbo Java for edges
Accents/Tools: Making Memories distress tool, lace trim, ribbon, pop dots, Scor-tape 1/8″

Rainbow – Thank You

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I have card class tomorrow night at my church and I have NONE of the cards ready. I took today off in hopes to get some done but ended up having to go into work for a couple hours this morning so that shot the whole morning. After lunch got into my craft room and started looking at my stamps for ideals. I found this thank you stamp and remembered that the Sept Card Challenge on had a technique of embossing  resist so I tried it. I love how it came out and was so easy. Not sure why I’m afraid of sponging backgrounds but it is something I NEVER do! I thought the Card Positioning Systems Sketch #283 was perfect for this. Not sure if we will make it for card class that will depend on if anything else comes to mind!


1) Card Positioning Systems Sketch #283 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration.

2) September Card Challenge on – Technique – Embossing Resist


Stamps/Images: G studio stamp

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: cheap inks I have had FOREVER…they don’t have a name on them.

Accents/Tools: prima flowers, white brads, pop dots, versamark, clear embossing powder

Clear Dollar Stamps Monthly Blog Hop Winner!

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Congratulations Loll Thompson from Stamping With Loll, you are our winner!!! Your name was chosen from Cassie’s blog, A Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Mom. Please contact Cassie at to claim your prize!!!

Thank you to everyone that “hopped” along!! Can’t wait to see you again for next months Monthly Blog Hop!!

– Kathy D.

ABC or 123


If you are just joining us head on over and start at the beginning on Lori’s Blog. If you just came from Lisa’s Blog – Lisa’s Life Lines 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, September 20, 2012.

Today is Monthly Blog Hop for September at Clearly iStamp. The challenge this month was “ABC or 123”   It’s not a “back to school” theme literally. Instead, it’s more of a recipe – use items on your card that each start with an A, a B, and a C, OR use 1of something, two of something AND three of something. Of course I had to clarify and yes we were only allowed to use “ABC or 123” in order but you could have more stuff on there if you wanted. I wasn’t able to play the last few months because life has just  swamped me and I was trying to cut what I could to keep my sanity. Well, I had to play this month I was missing everyone. So here is my “A – Acorn, B- Brown, C – Circle” Card:

Of course this is not what I started out to make! I had planned on enlarge the acorns from the Autumn Critter Color Digital Stamp and making that the card but that just didn’t work out for me. So after fiddling with it this is what I ended up with! I love it! I love how challenges push you and expand your creativity. Trust me trying to fit the ABC or 123 into a card will stretch your creativity! I used the sketch provided on challenge – September Card Challenge.

Your next stop on the hop is Angela’s blog – Just Monkeying Around.

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) Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge #157 Harvest card or Fall/Autumn project

2) PanPastel UK Challenge #36 – Autumn/Fall

3) Addicted to Stamps Challenge #39 – Autumn Colors. My card is done in orange and brown.


Stamps/Images: Autumn Critters Color Digital Image, Autumn Joy Digital Image

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – digital paper from the Autumn Critters Color Digital Stamp

Inks/Markers: Image and paper were pre-colored then printed off on my Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: pop dots, EK scallop punch and circle punch, twine, EK scallop emboss punch – scallops

Angels and Leaves and so so much more!

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Just love the 15th of month! No, I don’t get paid BUT I do get to play and show-off  the new fun stamps for the month that was released at Clear Dollar Stamps. This month has been hectic with work and studying for a promotion and life in general so it was nice to take a craft day and play with the new products.

First I played with Angels Digital Image. Our new designer, Austin Owens, sure puts a lot of images and sentiments into her stamps. There was so much to choose from and all so cute… you will be seeing more of this stamp set for sure! I decided to play with the blue and yellow angel. I loved how it turned out….and I already know who I’m sending this to! I used The Deconstructed Sketch #66 for inspiration…love her sketches!


The next digital stamp I got to try out was Leaves Digital Image. I love leaves and fall. My house is done in a leaves theme and color scheme. Makes me happy! Oooohhh, I just gave myself an idea….my something to decorate my house with using this stamp set!!! After life calms down I will have to do just that!!  Okay back to the card I made. This card is special because it is going to one of the pastors our church is praying for. There are actually 2 pastors going through health issues that we are praying for so I wanted to use this stamp to make a card for one of them. I then decided that the “lift” card at the card challenge on would be perfect for this…..and it was. I used the Black and White version of this stamp. To get the leaves the color I wanted them I recolored them on the computer. Here is a tutorial that tells you how to do that.

You know when your husband smiles and nods when he sees it that it turned out pretty good! Now to get it to the church for people to sign!


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1) September Card Challenge at – “Lift” Category – I got to pick the card for this category and I picked this card by CharCats7


You are my Angel

Stamps/Images: Angels by Austin Owens @ Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – We R Memory Keepers (Fiesta Hola)
Inks/Markers: Pre-colored image printed on Canon Ink jet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, pop dots
Sketch: The deconstructed Sketch #66

Praying for You

Stamps: Leaves by Lori McCroskey, Christian Sympathy Digital Image both at Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (French Vanilla), Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye (Tres Jolie)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, brads, brown ribbon, pop dots, Versa Magic Jumbo Java ink for edges
Sketch: Sept Card Challenge @ – “lift” category

Clearly Inspired Challenge #59


This card just makes me giggle! The Clearly Inspired Challenge #59 at Clearly iStamp is LEAVES. Of course most people think of Fall when the challenge calls for leaves. Well, I knew the super adorable digital image, Piles of Fun, that Lisa Lara came up with this month would be used a lot so I decided to see what else Clear Dollar Stamps that would meet the challenge. I found the cute digital set  Birthday Fall Critters fit this quite nicely. I didn’t want it to be a birthday card so I cut off his hat. When I started putting the card together the little guy hanging on the tree just screamed “help” to me. I’m not sure what the card can be used for but sometimes that is not for me to figure out….the buyer will decided that (I sell to the ladies at work or anyone who request a card.)

I hope you will come play with us and show us your creations with LEAVES!


1) Clearly Inspired Challenge #59 – LEAVES. let’s see some leaves on your project. . .a lot or a few!

2) Sketch Saturday #223 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration.

3) Cute Card Thursday ##233 – Autumn Gold!  This week we want to see your Autumn inspired cards…whether that is the weather, colours or nature.

The colors in the card are fall colors and I used an animal/nature.


Stamps/Images: Birthday Fall Critters Color Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (French Vanilla, brown, yellow), Patterned Paper – Echo Park (This & That)

Inks: Pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Campfire Thank You

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You just never know where blessings from the Lord will come from. I received a call from one of the guys at the church today. He told me that his boss (who doesn’t go to our church) volunteered to buy the supplies to fix the fire pit at church when he heard about the need. Since I head up the card ministry at our church he wanted to see if the church could send him a Thank You card…..well, of course!! Praise God for always taking care of us.

So I went straight to this adorable image, S’mores Bears Digital Image, from Clear Dollar Stamps since it fit the theme….campfire/fire pit. It comes pre-colored or in outline and since I used the pre-colored version I just had to concentrate on making the card. I used The Deconstructed Sketch #52 and found this quote on the internet….and there you have it….a manly Thank You card!!


1) Card Crafter’s Circle #38 – For the Fellas! Our challenge for you this week, is to create a card FOR A MAN/BOY


Stamps/Images: S’mores Bears Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Papers – Echo Park (This & That)
Inks/Markers: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Jumbo Java for inking edges

4 Given

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As soon as I saw the “Lift” card this equation popped in my head! So I knew that I needed to make this card. Oops, I got so excited I forgot to round the corners or the orange decorated piece!!


1) Wednesday Rewind Challenge #9 – Take the card that is posted and lift it!


Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – TaDa Creative Studios (Dude)

Accents/Tools: wooden cross from hobby lobby, black brads, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Bo Bunny rub-ons, purple paint for sides of cross

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