Sending Prayers


Sending Prayers

Yes!! That is a stamped sentiment!! I love seeing all the stamped cards but it seriously is hard for me so I would much rather run it through my printer! But I had bought these stamps awhile back and thought it worked perfectly with this sketch and butterfly.
Simple card but sometimes simple works.

1) July Card Sketch Challenge @ – Sketch #1. Original sketch found here:

Butterfly die cut: My Mind’s Eye (My Story – Mixed bag)
Sentiment Stamp: Papertrey Ink (Inside & Out: Well Wishes)
Cardstock: Bazzill (watermelon, Raven)
Patterned Paper: from my scrap drawer
Accents/Tools: ribbon, scor-tape


Check it Out – plaid or checks

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I can’t remember where I saw that challenge a month or so ago but liked it so I used it for Product Category in the November Card Challenge @  Here is my take on the challenge:

Birthday Wishes -Butterfly


  1. Nov Card Challenge @ – Product Category – plaids or checks. I also used sketch in the upper left corner from sketch category.
  2. Crafting by Designs Challenge – Times 3. Must have 3 of something. I have 3 butterflies, 3 orange circles, 3 yellow circles, 3 pearls on each butterfly.
  3. Use Your Stuff Challenge #201 – Lots of Layers. It’s not a lot of layers to some but is to others!

My nurse friend asked me to make her co-workers birthday cards through out the year. There were 3 total in November and I already made one so here are the last two I made for this month.

Happy Birthday Butterflies


  1. Nov Card Challenge @ – Sketch Category – bottom right sketch…instead of the 3 little circles I used butterflies and moved them up a little.


Patty’s Birthday Card:

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Scenic Route (Ashville – Orange St and Patton Ave)

Accents/Tools: Pearls from Michael’s, Martha Stewart garden butterfly punch, Fiskars Threading water punch,

Janna Birthday Card:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Making Memories (Chloe’s Closet)

Accents/Tools: Pearls from Michaels, Martha Stewart garden butterfly punch, Making Memories brads

Hello Friend


So here is the last Digi of the Month Challenge for June. Yep, with only 5 hours left in the challenge I cut it pretty close!


I went straight to my scrap drawers and found all of this paper!! My husband was wonderful and colored this adorable image in photoshop for me!! I’m so blessed he supports my hobby.


1) From the Heart Digi of the Month Challenge – use the image provided and get next months image free!!

2) Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge #404 – use the sketch provided as inspiration. Since I didn’t do long and skinny I moved the back panel to the left a little.


Digital Image: Prickles Says Hello @ From the Heart Stamps

Card Stock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Stripes (KI Memories), pink flowers (Fabulous – Simple Stories)

Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on Canon inkjet printer

Samples for challenges


So I’m hosting 2 card challenges at this month for Karen who is going on VACATION for the WHOLE month (sooo jealous!!). She is amazing and usually has all the challenges done and post them as samples. Well, I’m not that good so I will play along with everyone else this month. But here are 3 samples I did get done so far.

Daisy Happy Birthday

I originally planned on using this beautiful bouquet daisy digital stamp from Diane’s Daydream Designs for one of the May challenges but I just couldn’t get the card to work. So I saw this sketch and tried it which I’m so glad I did because I LOVE IT!!


1) June Card Sketch Challenge @ – Sketch # 2 – Originally came from Scrappy Sketches #35-13

2) Seize the Birthday Challenge – Make a birthday card and use the topping if you want (optional) – Tags. I chose not to do the topping unless you count the “Happy Birthday” saying as a tag.



Happy Birthday

to a lovely young woman;

full of grace, beauty,

spirit and fire.

I made this card for a guy at church who wanted it for his Granddaughter’s 17 or 18th birthday (He wasn’t sure but it was one of those). She likes horses so I thought Carousel Horse 1 from Doodle Pantry was perfect.


1) June Card Sketches @ – Sketch #5 – Originally from Tuesday Morning Sketches #217

2) Seize the Birthday Challenge – Make a birthday card and use the topping if you want (optional) – Tags. I chose not to do the topping.

Panda with Balloons

When I saw May Digi of the Month, It’s Not a Tie,  at Deedee’s Digi I knew that I tie wouldn’t work for my father-in-law so I got to thinking! I kept seeing the Panda holding balloons so I wrote Deedee and asked permission to remove the tie from his hand. Deedee agreed that my wonderful husband could work his magic in Adobe and take the tie away. I still wasn’t sure what it was going to look like except I wanted balloons. Well, the inspiration photo this month for the June Card Challenge @ inspired this card. The photo is a little girl in a red polka dot dress holding a bouquet of red balloons. I embossed the red paper with dots to get the feel of the red polka dot dress. I dragged out an older sketch, The deconstructed Sketch #46, for this card.


1) June Card Challenge @ – Photo Inspiration Category – use the photo as your inspiration

2) Deedee’s Digi of the Month Challenge – Use May’s Stamp of the Month and you will get June’s Digi of the Month FREE!



Daisy – Happy Birthday

Image: Bouquet of Daisies @ Diane’s Daydreams Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (Intense Kiwi, Sunshine)

Patterned Paper: unknown scraps from scrap drawer

Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, black rhinestone from Michael’s, Martha Stewart edge punch, white ribbon, yellow pearls from Michael’s $1 bin, corner rounder, pop dots

Horse – Happy Birthday

Image: Carousel Horse #1 @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill (Mocha Divine)

Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: embossed flowers (given by a friend), yellow brads, corner rounder

Panda with Balloons

Image: Not a Tie @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Candy Apple, Black, White)

Patterned Paper: Really not paper…gift wrap paper that came on my See’s Candy

Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: black brads, EK scallop emboss edge punch, Martha Stewart balloon punch, American Crafts Twine, Cuttlebug Dots embossing folder

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

Digital Release Day at CDS!


I’m sooooo sorry I’m late with my post. I just got back from helping a friend in Tulsa and totally forgot that today was the 15th!

With Digital Release Day at Clear Dollar Stamps I get to show you two new digital stamp sets! The first one I played with is Bugs Digital Image I turned the butterfly into a orange color and then printed it on orange cardstock. I made one a little bigger then the other then stacked them on each other. The design for the card was lifted from Donnajazz at – here card was picked as the “lift” category in the August Card Challenge at


1) August Card Challenge @ – “Lift” category – lift the card that is provided for inspiration


I then played with Birthday Celebration Digital Image I changed the color of the stamp to match the paper. I’m excited how these turned out because I used left over paper from a Creative Memories Christmas pack. My friend sells it and had several packs left over last year so I made several Christmas cards with them but didn’t use these two colors. I think they make wonderful Birthday cards.


Butterfly – Happy Birthday

Stamps/Images: Bugs Digital Stamp
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – American Crafts (Wonderful Day, Blissful Day, Joyful Day)
Inks/Markers: Butterfly printed in orange on orange paper
Accents/Tools: square punch (to make the flag ends), Jumbo Java ink for edging, pearls

Eat More Cake

Stamps/Images: Birthday Celebration Digital Stamp
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (White, French Vanilla), Patterned Paper – Creative Memories (Can’t remember name but is a Christmas pack)
Ink/Markers: changed color in Photoshop then printed on canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: brads, star punch, glue dots, embossing folder from Hobby Lobby

Bold and Beautiful Butterflies


It is Tuesday Tutorial at Clear Dollar Stamps with yours truly!! Today I will be telling you how much fun I had playing with the Bold Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps and Beautiful Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps.I will also be explaining what “lift” and “case” a card means.

I hope you will stop on over and get all the details.

So I found this card on and thought it was beautifully done. It is by LWeber1234 (thanks for the wonderful inspiration!) Here is her blog if you want to see more aweseome beautiful inspiration!

Here is my card:

And the other card I did:

 I lifted our very own Tameko’s card:

And here is my version:

Thanks again for taking a peek. Hope you will stop by to see the whole tutorial. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my post!


1) Alphabet Challenge BlogA for Animal Antics


With Sypmathy Card

2 shades of coordinating cardstock and 1 patterned paper

Bold Butterflies Die Set – Set of 3

Bold Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps

Beautiful Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps

1/8 in Scor-Tape

1/4 in Scor-Tape

Designer Label Dies – Set of 3

Embossing Anti-static Pouch

VersaMark Embossing Pad

Clear embossing powder, Heat Embossing Tool, Ribbon, Gems, Embossing/Cutting  machine (I used the Sizzix Big Kick), Adhesive

Beautiful Spring Card

Stamps/Images: Bold Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock- Bazzill, Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye (Follow your heart)
Inks/Markers: Misc ink I got over 10 years ago
Accents/Tools: ribbon, Lasting Impressions brads – Seaside, Fiskar’s border punch
Technique: I lifted Tameko’s card