For the bride and groom

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Bride & Groom

Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps) is sponsoring the Twist of Faith Challenge #17 – White and Gold Only. So come over and play as the random prize winner will receive a $15 voucher for use at the Clearly Digi Stamps store.

I try to play along in challenges that CDS sponsors which sometimes is a challenge….as this one proved to be. I didn’t want to make a Christmas card so trying to fit white and gold only can be tricky. I do like that I was pushed out of my comfort zone because I like how the card turned out.  I used The Deconstructed Sketch #81 which was a tag sketch that I modified to fit a card.

Hope you will come play with us.

SUPPLIES:

Stamps: Wedding Digital Image and Now and Forever Digital Image both at Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Cardstock: Bazzill white, hobby lobby -gold
Inks: colored changed on computer and printed out
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, gold flower brads, EK corner punch, pop dots, embossing folder,

Hark the Herald Angels Sing….

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Hark the Harold Angels

Hark Angels Sing

My good friend Judy loves Angels and that is what her Christmas tree decorations are done in. So I wanted to make her a special card for her. The first card was made for her and she should be getting it this week. I had some supplies left over so I decided to make one of the ladies at the retirement home a Christmas card. She is dear to me and an angel in my life so I thought these images were also fitting for her.

CHALLENGES:

1) Dec Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Up in the Air – Maybe shape a card like something in the air, or a scene of the sky or anything else you can think of! Let your mind run wild!

2) Word Art Wednesday Challenge #59 – Glory to God/Anything Goes

3) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #134 – Focus on the Sentiment

SUPPLIES:

Stickers – Hobby Lobby

Accents/Tools: EK Succes scallop border punch, ribbon, pop dots

The true meaning of Christmas

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CHALLENGES:

1) For Fun Challenges:

SUPPLIES:

Stamps/Images: Little Bethlehem Color Digital Image @ Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps)

Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned paper from Little Bethlehem Color Digital Image

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

Accents/Tools: black brads

Sketch: Stella Says Sketch (SSS 113)

Anything Christmas Blog Hop

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If you are just joining us head on over and start at the beginning on Lori’s Blog. If you just came from Clearly iStamp 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 20, 2012.

So Linda made the theme easy this month….Anything Christmas!!  I actually had product from last year when I tried to make a card and I didn’t end up liking the card that much. So I pulled out all the product I had cut or left over from it and decided to make new cards this year. So I came up with two different versions of the card. One uses a slightly bigger circle of Santa then the other.

I believe with bow

I believe

And this stocking was also printed out last year but never made anything with it. So I decided to use it up and make a circle card.

Stocking - round

Your next stop on the blog is Dana – Reliving Tomorrow.  Make sure to leave comments as you might be the one picked to win the GC for digital images!!

CHALLENGES:

1) Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #53 – Red, White and Green

2) Card Makin Mamas Challenge – It’s the Holidays

3) PanPastel Challenge #49 – Christmas Time

4) Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #194 – Christmas Time

5) The Pink Elephant Challenge #178 – Photo Inspiration. I used the red, white and green color scheme.

SUPPLIES:

Santa I Believe (with ribbon)

Stamps: I Believe Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Inks: Tombow marker

Santa I Believe

Stamps: I Believe Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Inks: Tombow marker
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart border punch

Stocking

Stamps: Christmas Cuties Color Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Ink: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon ink jet
Accents/Tools: EK success border punch, pop dots, cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

December Digital Release Day!

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Finally it’s digital stamp release day at Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps)!! I couldn’t wait to show you what I got to play with and what I made. I was really happy with these cards. I guess taking a break and making scrapbook pages helped get the creative juices flowing again.

The first card I made was using the digital stamp Flower Garden – color version.

Flowers - thinking of you

I printed the flowers and cut them out. Then I ran them through the Xyron “x” sticker maker. I embossed a line on the card and printed the sentiment right on the white piece. Place the “flower stickers” and the card was done! Easy peesy!! And I love how it turned out.

CHALLENGES:

1) Dec Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – sketch category.

2) CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #82 (CFC82) – Create a CAS project that features scoring… and no, the fold on your card does not count *wink*

The 2nd card I used the digital stamp Princesses – color version.

If crown fits

I can’t wait for more time to craft because I have several more ideals planned for this digital stamp set!! I used Mojo Monday #248 Sketch for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

SUPPLIES:

Thinking of you

Stamps: Flower Garden Color by Austin Owens
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, Scor-pal

If the crown fits

Stamps: Princesses by Austin Owens
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Ink Jet
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges, jewels, ribbon, pop dots, fiskars scallop punch, Scor-pal

Home with a Christmas Theme – like a house, birdhouse, etc..

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Gingerbread House

This was such a fun challenges for me because it was different! I’m not sure I have seen a Christmas Challenge before that required a “house” on the project. Which I have bought paper in the past to make a Christmas cards with a home on it but STILL haven’t made them. This one I made unexpected when a friend came over to “play” for a couple hours. She brought over a cute 6 x 6 paper pad and asked if I would want to make a card using some of the paper. This card came to me very quickly which doesn’t always happen so I was very excited. I cut up enough pieces so she could make one too!  Thanks Judy for the paper!!

I hope you will take the challenge of having a “home” on your Christmas project and play with us at For Fun Challenges!!

**NOTE** Please stop by THIS Sunday, 12/16/2012, as I will be part of the Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps) Blog Hop!!

Challenges:

1) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #246 – Christmas – Red and Green

2) Creative Belli Challenge #158 – Something Sweet

3) Crafts and Me Challenge #114 – No Blues allowed

4)  Perfect Sentiments Challenge #59 – create anything you want as long as it has a Christmas Theme and a sentiment on the front.

Supplies:

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Michael’s)

Accents/Tools: brads

Sketch: My Favorite Thing Wednesday Sketch Challenge #97

A sketch perfect for a Birthday Card!

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Happy Birthday sketch

Today’s challenge at Clearly iStamp is to use the sketch provided as your inspiration. I used Word Doodles Digital Image from Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps) and paired it with the patterned paper that comes in the December Challenge Digi – Say Thank You.

This was the perfect inspiration I needed for a masculine birthday card I had to make for a gentlemen at church that placed an order for cards.

CHALLENGES:

1) Clearly Inspired Challenge #65 (CIC65) – Use the sketch provide as inspiration

2) Dec Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Favorites Category (inspired by a sketch or someone’s card)

SUPPLIES:

Stamps: CDSLLWordDoodles and CDSLLSayThankYou
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: digital paper from Say Thank You Digital Stamp set
Ink: Canon ink jet printer
Accents: black/white twine, star embossing folder, pop dots

Show us Snowmen

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Snow Flake

At For Fun Challenges it is snowing so we want to see Snowmen on your creation (cards, scrapbook pages, crafts, sewing, painting, etc). Which made me very happy because I love snowmen and that is what my house is done in over Christmas time. Plus I finally got to play with Lisa Lara’s totally cute snowmen Digital Stamp – Flakes.  I’m REALLY REALLY happy with this card. I’m not sure if working on scrapbook pages helped me get my mojo back in card making but both cards I did in between pages made me very HAPPY!!

Thanks for taking a peek and hoping you will come join us for our challenge at For Fun Challenges – Snowmen!

CHALLENGES:

1) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #245 – Snowflakes

2) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #131 – Non-traditional Christmas Colors

3) Sweet Sunday Sketch #173 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration

4) Addicted To Stamps Challenge #44 – Christmas Time

SUPPLIES:

Stamp: Flakes Digital Image @ Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: 3Bugsinarug (Snow Much Fun)
Inks: pre-colored image printed, scarf and hat printed on pink paper
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Xyron “X”
Technique: paper piece

Don’t faint….I scrapbooked a page!!

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When I saw these cute SVG files from Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps) it made me think of mats and design elements for Scrapbook pages. Of course I had to make cards with it to but I’m going to show off my page first since this is like the SECOND page I made this year!

Winter Wonderland

The blue strips with words have a scallop edge which was cut with the Scallop Edge SVG File.

CHALLENGES:

1) Dec 2012 Monthly Sketch Challenge Week 1 @ Scrapbook.com – Use the sketch provided as inspiration

SUPPLIES:

SVG File: Mini Album Scalloped – Cuttin’ Up SVG cut file @ Clearly Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Imagine That (Winter Fun)

Tools/Accents: Cricut, glittered snowflakes, SCAL

Here is the card I made with the Scallop mini page….which I made a mat.

Kleenex Well Wishes

CHALLENGE:

1) Day 277 @ 365Cards – Sketch Challenge – use as your inspiration.

Here is my 3rd Scrapbook page this year!! I used the Mini Album Pages – Scallop Flower.

Honor at Easter

This is our friends daughter that I have adopted as my niece! This was her this past Easter at Church. Her mom rocks and makes these cute clothes for her and headbands. This girl loves a tutu!

CHALLENGES:

1) Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #48 – Forgotten Statsh. OMG do you even remember this paper from Rusty Pickle!! OLD OLD Paper!

2) Scrap lift the person before you Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – I got to lift a layout from Tinadn. This is the layout I lifted – More Before and After By: Tinadn (22-Oct-12)

SUPPLIES:

Mini Album Scallop Flower – Cuttin’ Up SVG cut file @ Clearly Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Rusty Pickle

Accents/Tools: staples, stapler, fiber

A Masculine Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday w stars

I was working on birthday cards for a gentlemen at the church that placed an order. He wanted a birthday card for his granddaughter and grandson who are in their 20’s. I made two different cards using this paper and digital stamp. Here is one of them and the other one will be posted on Friday. I was inspired by the sketch on Day 256 @ 365Cards.  I usually don’t do CAS cards so this one was a little out of my comfort zone but I liked how it turned out. I’m actually entering into Day 273 at 365Cards since it was a Anything Goes Challenge and since it was inspired by 365Cards I figured it was perfect. You also get a sneak peak at the cute paper that comes in a Digital Stamp set that comes out THIS FRIDAY at Clearly Digi Stamps – Say Thank You Digital Stamp.

SUPPLIES:

Stamps: Word Doodles Digital Stamps and Say Thank You Digital Stamp both at Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: digital paper from Say Thank You Digital Stamp set
Ink: Canon ink jet printer
Accents: star punch, pop dots, ruler, black pen

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