Between the pages of a Book!


Book Reader

I am really happy with this card!! I finally made a CAS card that I like! I don’t do CAS and it is usually hard for me but this one came together pretty easily. I also love that it was inspired by Sketch #4 at the September Card Sketch Challenge @ Instead of 5 small hexagons I made one big one. I wanted to do this sketch but it had me stumped for a bit….but not any longer! I was also inspired by Ceal’s card @ Simply Beautiful Blog and took the sentiment from it.  I also went with the simple scheme to follow challenge #208 at ColourQ Blog – black, white and a splash of one color.

But most importantly I made this card for my niece to encourage her to read books. She is struggling in reading so I plan on sending this to her to help her along.


1) Catch the Bug Challenge – September photo challenge – school theme

2) A Gem of a Challenge #99 – use black on your card

3) Day 270 @ 365 Cards – Keep it Simple. Use only 3 items on your card – any three items, not including the sentiment.

4) Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge – Anything Goes (as long as it is for a kid)

5) September Card Challenge @ – Photo inspiration category


Digital Image: Bookworms Digital Image (last day to get it at Clearly Digi Stamps)

Accents/Tools: Spellbinders Hexagon Dies, pop dots, Zig black pen, computer

Original Sketch: CAS(e) this Sketch #37

80 and looking good!

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You make 80 look good!  Happy Birthday

One of the guys at work ordered a 80th birthday card for his old High School Principle. This is what I came up with….hope he likes it!


1) Seize the Birthday – Make a birthday project.

2) Seize the Sketch #4 – use the sketch as inspiration. Well, I didn’t get it done in time but it still inspired my card.


Patterned Paper: All My Memories (Birthday boy design #2)

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge, pop dots

Happy Owl-O-Ween!

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Today was craft day at the Retirement Home and this is what they made! It is a Door Hanging Decoration… can’t see the ribbon on top that makes it hang.



1) 2 Sisters Challenge Blog – Challenge #163 – Anything Goes


Stamps/Images: Bitty Bat and Pumpkin Digital Image

SVG file: Ollie Owl @ Clearly Digi Stamps

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

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cricut

**NOTE: if you want the digital stamp or SVG file you will need to get it in the next 2 days!!! She is closing the store!!**

So I had a couple pieces of paper left over from the project so I made this:



1) September Card Challenge @ – Color Category – Orange, purple, green, white (touch of yellow is optional)

Image: die cut from K & Company (Spooktacluar)

Paper: old Halloween paper in my stash!!

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: Embossing stencil, pop dots

Sketch: 2 Sisters Challenge #159

Sock Monkeys are everywhere!!


I needed to make a Sock Monkey baby card and this is what I came up with. I made a couple options.  I got the FREE sock monkey image from Tricks of the Motherhood Trade.

Version #1:

SockMonkey Scalloped circle


1) Crafts 4 Eternity #142 – Cute Kids – This week we would like you to share projects with a child theme. I hope a baby theme card is okay.

2) Card Crafter’s Circle #93 – Toys – Children’s Cards


Sketch: The Sweet Shop #229 (SSS229) – I didn’t do the “spin” of school theme so I didn’t enter it in the contest.

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: button, ribbon, Fiskars edge punch

Version #2:

SockMonkey squares

Sketch: The Sweet Shop #228 (SSS228)

Version #3:

sockmonkey with buttons


1) September Card Sketch Challenge @ – Sketch #5 – She picked the sketch from September 2013 Cardmaps

A Splinter Cell kind of Birthday!


My husband just had his birthday so I made him a card based on a video game we just finished together, Splinter Cell. Loved the game and love playing with him…..which translates into him playing and me telling him where to go!!



1) Day 259 @ 365 Cards – In a Bubble


Cardstock: Bazzill (white and black)

Misc: black pen, computer

Our last blog hop at Clearly iStamp Blog….


If you haven’t heard Lori is closing Clearly Digi Stamps. You will have until Sept 30th to get any digital stamp in the store for 25% off.  Enter this code at checkout:  SEPT30CLOSING

Just so you know we are not going to be selling my husband’s digital stamps anywhere so if you want any of Patrick Dunnegan’s stamps that are in the store you have until Sept 30th. Then they won’t be for sale anymore (at least for awhile). His work is keeping him busy so he doesn’t have any time to draw right now and I need a break.

So this is our last blog hop at Clearly iStamp Blog and our farewell to show off Lori’s amazing product one last time. The theme is “Anything Goes” but it is also a tribute to this wonderful company that God so blessed me to be a part of.  When I met Lori I had never been on a design team and had NEVER worked with digital stamps. I didn’t have a blog!! Real stamping scares me to death and I’m not good at it so why would this lady with a stamp company would even think about letting me be on her Design Team was beyond me!! It had to be God because she sent me Kitchen Clutter Digital Image and asked me to try out using that digital stamp. So I did and sent her several samples hoping she would like one of them!! Check out the post here for all of the samples.  But here are two of my favorites:

Towel - thank you card

Dirty Dishes Runneth over

So in March 2011 I got a blog and in April 2011 Lori invited me to be on the Design Team. She hasn’t been able to get rid of me yet!!

So when trying to decide what to do for this blog hop I was torn from using Kitchen Clutter or an SVG file since my first assignment on the team was to make samples for SVG files. But I ended up going with what I love about the company….It’s Christian. The people, the owner, the stamps… all Christian. Thank you Lori for having a Christian company out there with Christian stamps. The stamps have been used and will be used in my church card ministry and I thank you for having that product out there. That is one thing I will miss.


Inside: (verse found on internet)

Cleansed in life-giving waters,

we become the family of God.

Congratulations and best wishes

on this Baptismal Day!

I made this for part of the Card Ministry at my church. It will be the Masculine Adult card given when there is a baptism. I used Cross Messages Digital Image  and the digital paper that comes with it.

You have a chance to win this digital image, Cross Messages,  just for leaving me a comment!! Each blog gets to pick one winner from the comments to win the stamp that was used on the blog.

I hope you started at the beginning of blog hop and have seen all the wonderful images and farewell outwork being displayed today. If you leave a comment on each blog you will have 8 chances to win a digital image seen throughout the blog hop. The winner from each blog will be announced on Thursday, 09/19/2013, at the Clearly iStamp Blog. 

Your next and last stop on the blog hop is Linda’s blog – The Stamper’s Touch.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us.


1) Day 256 @ 365 Cards – Mean Green – Show a card with lots of Green


Birthday’s and Anniversary


A friend of mine gave one of the cards we made in Card Class to her pastor’s wife and she loved it. So she now orders Birthday and Anniversary cards from me to give to her staff and friends. She has gone through the first set of cards she bought she I made up a new batch.

Birthday - Flower


Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections

Accents/Tools: yellow brads, Prima flowers, button, Martha Stewart edge punch,

Sketch: Day 195 @ 365 Cards



Stamps/Images: Word Doodles Digital Image @ Clearly Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye (on  the bright side)

Accents/Tools: button, ribbon, floss

Anniversary - Blessings


Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections

Accents/Tools: twine, Prima Flowers, brad

Sketch: Sketch-N-Scrap – Card Sketch #8


1) Day 253 @ 365Cards – Smitten/New love. I’m thinking for someone’s first anniversary. Still new love!!

October Calendar Page


I know I’m a couple days late. Life was not letting me craft. But I finally was able to sneak in my craft room today. I totally slacked and didn’t get 3 done last time so I have 5 more to make these 3 weeks to get my calendar finished. But I will say I’m farther along then I would have been if I wasn’t hosting this challenge.



I used the Ollie Owl SVG File @ Clearly Digi Stamps.

I love Halloween! What’s better then dressing up, acting like a kid and eating lots of candy!!
I used the sketch from Simple Sketches #2 Challenge.
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Paper Co (Happy Halloween)
Owl: SVG file @ Clearly Digi Stamp (Ollie Owl)

A Dog-gone good birthday


A lady requested a birthday card for her 4 yoa grandson that loves Beagles.  So with the help of the good ol’ internet I found this perfect picture of a beagle!

I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch #191 as my inspiration.

Beagle 4th Birthday


1) Card Crafters Circle Challenge #90 – For the boys

2) Crafty Creations Challenge #237 – Use a number

3) Creative Belli Challenge # 177 – Use a number

4) Seize the Birthday (Aug 29th) Challenge – Anything Birthday


Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: BoBunny (It’s my party time)

Accents/Tools: Circut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, EK success circle punches, pop dots

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