Christmas cards in July!!

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1) Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #85 – Christmas in July


Stamp/Images: Dangles
Cardstock: Bazzill (Starmist, Parakeet, Lava)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: black brads

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Stamps/Images: Holiday Nutcrackers
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bazzill Red, Bazzill Blue, Intense Kiwi)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer


Part 2 of the Calendar Challenge


The first 3 weeks of the challenge is done and so far I have kept up! Just barely but I managed. Now it is time for Part 2 of the challenge where you have another 3 weeks to make 3 calendar pages!! Even if you didn’t get the first 3 done jump right in and you will be closer to having a Calendar done which is the perfect Christmas Gift.

For my inspiration I used Sketch #36 from Sketch -N- Scrap. What is so awesome about this site is that it has BOTH card and scrapbook sketches. The best of both worlds all in one place!!
We don’t do a lot for St. Patrick’s Day so didn’t want to use that for March. But since we have a couple birthdays I thought that would be a good theme for March. I love how you can customize the calendar to fit what you do each month!
My days were not cooperating so I will put them on later when I have more time.
I hope you will come play in the Calendar Challenge at Clearly iStamp Blog.
1) Simply Create Too Challenge #42 – Anything but a card.
Image: Birthday Bash from Clearly Digi Stamps (will now be sold at Doodle Pantry)

Just in time!!

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I’m hosting a Calendar Challenge at Clearly iStamp Blog.

The challenge is to make 3 calendar pages in 3 weeks so by September you will have a whole calendar completed! Just perfect for a Christmas gift. Having the challenge is also motivating me because if you join in then I have to continue to complete mine and not slack off. We finished the first 3 weeks today and last night I finished my other 2 pages, February and March. I will post March tomorrow once I get permission from the sketch site I used as inspiration. So here is February:



My friend, Melissa W, made this awesome sketch to inspire us at a retreat we went to this past weekend in MI.


Hope you will come play with us. Even if you missed Part 1 jump on it and get some motivation!!

Clearly iStamp Blog Calendar Challenge

Happy 10th Anniversary

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I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #203 as my inspiration.  I made this card for a lady at work who requested a 10th anniversary card for her daughter. These are the couples favorite colors. Then I put tin foil on as a mat since Tin is the item for 10th anniversaries.


1) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #278 – Lemons and Oranges

It’s Christmas in July over at Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge

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Today is the day that Clearly iStamp Challenges (first ever) Design Team will showcase their work at DT members. So exciting.



Any type of crafty project is allowed as long as it meets the theme.
Dates: July 19 (10 am) – Aug 1 (11 pm) Central Time
Prize: $10 gift code to Clearly Digi Stamps for digital stamps. If you use a CDS stamp they will be entered into the drawing twice.
There will also be a Top 3 award!

Winners Announced: Wednesday Aug 7th at 10 am (central time)
Images: Holiday Nutcrackers Color Version
Cardstock: Bazzill (shiny white, Emerald City)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: pearl trim, pearls, EK edge punch, pop dots
Technique: 3D
Sketch: MOJO Monday #284

Time to showcase NEW JULY Digital Images from Clearly Digi Stamps


I’m on vacation but have been non stop crafting or running errands…..doing all the things that pile up while you work!! Not complaining as I have a lot of request for cards right now so I’m glad I’m on vacation and have time to make then and ENJOY the process.

Enough about that check out the JULY NEW RELEASES at Clearly Digi Stamps!! I’m only previewing two stamps that my husband designed but had several ideals pop up when I saw the other images…just ran out of time!!

The first one is from the Dino’s Digital Image at Clearly Digi Stamps:



I remembered I had this OLD Basic Grey paper that was dinosaur theme so I took it out to see if it would match. This paper was just perfect for it….but as I started working on it I felt it looked like a grown-up card not a kid card. But I went with it anyway and really like the card BUT then Lori reminds me I could of used “Older then Dirt” and made it a birthday card for an adult!! Duh…why didn’t I think of that!! I used Seize the Birthday Sketch #20 as my inspiration.


1) 613 Avenue Create Challenge #28– Birthday

2) Seize the Birthday – Anything Birthday Challenge

3) Card Makin’ Mamas Challenge #72 – Monochromatic

4) Crafty Creations Challenge #230 – Pun Fun

The second card has to do with School…I know seems to early to think about school but actually its not that far away here in the mid west. School starts around Aug 12 so I asked my husband to do a School Theme set for all those BACK TO SCHOOL projects. This is what he came up with – Time for School Digital Image


The other DT members made wonderful cards with the Book Worm and Boy with Backpack so I decided to use the Apple with Worm. I’m actually going to send this to my friend who is a teacher and has been having some “trying” school years lately. The school she is in is in a rough area and the stories she tells is amazing. The school is getting a new principal this year and that can make or break a school year for a teacher. She is an amazing teacher with over 25 years experience so I thought I would send her some encourage as the school year starts next month. I used the Deconstruction Sketch #107 as my inspiration for the design.



1) Addicted to Stamps Challenge #60 – Lots of Layers.

2) A Gem of a Challenge #88 – Spot/Stripes or Both


Dino Birthday Card

Stamp/Images: Dinos, sentiment – Tiny Dinos
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Papers: Basic Grey (Archaic)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, paper distresser

Time For School – Teacher Card

Stamps/Images: Time for School
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs (My Family)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: brads, Cricut, Basic George Cricut cartridge, pop dots

Wishing you a beautiful birthday

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I made this for a guy at church that orders cards for his grand kids. His Granddaughter turned 17 and likes horses!

I used  Sketch Saturday #266 for my inspiration!


1) Creative Card Crew Challenge #40 – The Great Outdoors

2) Sketch Saturday #266 – use the sketch provided as inspiration


Stamps/Images: Charlie Daisy Digital Image

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart edge punch, EK flower punch, pop dots

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