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Diane’s Daydream Designs is sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches so I decided to make a sample. I thought Sweet Warm Ups image would work perfectly with this sketch and I think it did!!

1) Sparkles Christmas Challenge #46 – Christmas Candy

2) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge – Color Choice –

Please pick one of the colour choices from the list below.
These should be the only colour choices used.
Neutral colours such as cream, white, kraft, blacks can be used sparingly.
Here are your colour choices:
(1) Red, Green, White
(2) Blue, White, Silver
(3) Red, Gold, Cream
(4) Blue, Brown, Cream
(5) Monochromatic
(6) Pink, Green, Kraft, White
3) Winter Wonderland Challenge – let’s get sentimental. Must be a sentiment on your card.
Digital Image: Sweet Warm Ups @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: old stuff in my scrap drawer
Accents/Tools: embossing folder from JoAnn’s, cutter bee’s scissors, pop dots

Stay Calm and Buy Shoes!!!


Oh mother nature has rained havic on my day! I have had no internet at the house since yesterday! Which is totally NOT cool when Clearly iStamp is having their monthly blog hop! So I hope to have my card up shortly.

I hope you came from Dee’s Blog – Dee’s Design Blog

The theme this month is STAY CALM AND _____________ (Fill in the blank). Well, I have seen this saying everywhere but had no clue where it came from or the meaning behind it. So I googled it and discovered that basically now it can be used for anything and is just a marketing tool.

So I made this card with my friend in mind who loves high heel shoes! I used the digital image Walk by Faith.


You have a chance to win this digital image 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.

After you leave me a comment head over to Linda’s Blog – The Stamper’s Touch Make sure to leave her a comment too so you will have a chance to win the digtal image she used on her card!

Trust in the Lord


Bird - Trust in the Lord

God is amazing. Here I was sick the past two days unable to craft projects that are now due. So I start panicking about how I’m going to get them done….so my solution is combine things…DT project with a get well card for a lady at church and so on. Well, should I work on this one or that one….which ones should be combined….can I work in some challenges. The devil loves to put those thoughts in my head because then I become overwhelmed and I have no creativity. Then I panic and go into “self” mode….ways to get it done in MY own power instead of relying on God.  So I finally decided on the bird image and this verse. This card wasn’t for someone in particular at this moment but knew it would be good to have on hand especially for the Card Ministry at Church. I read several scriptures from Clearly Digi Stamps (she is a Christian company and has lots to chose from) but God said “use this one”. So I printed it off and got to work.

It wasn’t till I was almost done and re-read it that it hit me this was PERFECT for a challenge I wanted to play in but didn’t think I had time to….because I can’t play for fun when I have DT projects due. So then I was in a dilemma again….do I play in the challenge at Word Art Wednesday or do I save it for my DT project? God told me to play and trust him….he has something else in mind for the DT project.  This card was made so I would TRUST in his plan that he has for me and STOP trying to do it MY WAY and IN MY OWN power. The funny thing is the verse is about TRUST and so is the challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Don’t you just love how God will meet us where we are at and get through to us even if it is in a crafty way….card making.

So this card is for the challenge but most importantly it is a reminder for me to TRUST in him for everything…even design team projects!

Come back Wednesday to see what God wanted me to make for the challenge at For Fun Challenge.


1) Word Art Wednesday Challenge #61 – Trust

2) Sketch Saturday Challenge #240 – Use the sketch provided for inspiration


Stamps: For the Birds Color Digital  and Image Value Verses 1 Digital Image @ Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Chatter Box
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents: pop dots, brad, mat board, cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Show us Snowmen


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!


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


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

Anniversary Card for my husband

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Yesterday was our 15th Anniversary! So Lisa had perfect timing with her new Digital Stamp of the Month at Clear Dollar Stamps. I used it to make this card for my husband.

It is also my sample for the Clearly Inspired Challenge #61 – Sentiments. Let’s focus only on sentiments. Hope you will join us and play with us in the challenge. The sketch for this card came from Card Positioning Systems Sketch #271.


1) CIC #61– Sentiments

2) PanPastel Challenge #38 – all about Sentiments


Stamps: Word Doodles digital stamp @ Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill, Patterned paper from scrap drawer
Accents/Tools: Thickers sticker, corner rounder, xyron X
Techniques: paper piecing
Sketch: Card Positioning Systems 271 (CPS271)

Time to get wet!


Today’s challenge at Clearly iStamp is GET WET!! Anything to do with water or a technique that looks like water!

I hope you will join us and show us how you will represent the challenge to do with WATER!!


1)  Clearly Inspired Challenge  #56 – GET WET!  We want you to use wet images, use wet look techniques or eve products that would give a wet look like acetate or a dimensional glaze.  Just get creative!

2) July Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Theme – sympathy


Stamps/Images: Sheltering Lights and Old Wagon
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Sheltering Lights digital paper
Inks/Markers: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: ribbon, button, corner rounder
Inspiration:: My Favorite Things Sketch #77

Christmas in July


I decided to do this theme with the card class I’m teaching at church on Friday. This is one of the cards we will be making.


1) Card Crafter’s Circle #31 – Christmas in July

2) The Pink Elephant #156 – Christmas in July

3) Fetch a Sketch Challenge #28 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration


Stamps/Images: Snow Tweet Green Digital Image at Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Imagine That (Winter Fun)
Inks: Pre-colored Digital Image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cricut Basic George Cartridge, white brads
Challenges: Fetch a Sketch #28, The Pink Elephant, Card Crafter’s Circle

Thinking of you


This week at For Fun Challenges we are going to let your creativity flow!! Just get in your craft room and play. Have fun! Recharge your batteries. When you are done come here and show off your work!

Can’t wait to see what you post for us with “ANYTHING GOES” week!!


1) For Fun Challenges – Anything Goes!! Yep, just let your creativity flow!!

2) Day 314 @ 365 Cards – Super Sketchy Sunday. Use the sketch as inspiration.

3) Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #121Create a “Thinking of You” card 

Oh, and if you want to see more cute stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps come back on Sunday for our Blog Hop!


Stamps/Images: Sunshine & Smiles @ http://www.cleardollarstamps.com
Cardstock/Papers: Kraft paper – unknown, Green Paisley – Jellibean soup (Lentil Soup), Brown Graph – Basic Grey (Origins), Brown Dots – unknown (scraps)
Inks/Markers: Tombow Markers (yellow 985, brown 879,947, green 177,126), computer for sentiment
Accents/Tools: Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Squares Large,

Clear Dollar Stamps June 2011 Digital Stamp Release


Garden of Life Digital Stamps

Woo hoo!! It’s digital stamp release day at Clear Dollar Stamps!  Once I became a designed team member I learned I’m not as patient as I thought as was!! I have been dying to show all my friends in blog land these cools images that I got to play with.  The first one I got to play with was the Colored Garden of Life stamps. The cool thing about these is that they come with matching paper and the images are already colored for you so all you have to do is print them out and get to playing!! This card was so easy and fun to make! The main flower was cut out and pop dotted on to give it dimension. The design was based on 2008 Page Maps card sketch.

Check out the other Design Team Members that used the Colored and Non-colored Garden of Life Stamps:

Trudy @ True’s Gift’s from the Heart

Jerusha @ I love Paper Crafting

Sandy @ Made with Love & Prayers

Flower of the Month – April – Daisy

When I first saw this stamp I knew I wanted to make it into a wedding card for my Father-in-law that got married last week. Unfortunately I didn’t get it done in time so I guess some other lucky bride and groom will get this card! I love that I don’t always have to follow exactly what a Stamps was made for….taking April’s Flower and turning it into a wedding card! How cool is that?! Just think of all the different types of cards you can make with ONE stamp. Plus, it is a digital stamp so you can make it any size you want! Got to love it!

Check out the other Design Team Members that used the Flower of the Month Digital Stamp

Dawn @ Stamp-n-Play

Barb @ Barb’s Best Creations

There are several more images being released:

Flower of the Month – Lily of the Valley – May, Baking Bear, Patriotic Charlie, Vegetable Garden

Also don’t forget this Friday is CIC30 at http://www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com AND the monthly blog hop is THIS SUNDAY, 06/19/11.


Thinking of You Card

Stamps/Images: Garden of Life-Color (Digital Stamp) at http://www.cleardollarstamps.com
Cardstock/Papers: Garden of Life Digital Paper, Bazzill
Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: computer, pop dots, paper piercer, EK success border punch, traced a bracket template
Techniques: Digital Stamps

Daisy Wedding Card

Stamps/Images: Flower of the Month Daisy (Digital Stamp) at http://www.cleardollarstamps.com
Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill, BoBunny, Creative Imaginations
Inks/Markers: Tombow (green 177, yellow 055)
Accents/Tools: Making Memories charm, ribbon, coluzzle oval cutter
Techniques: Digital Stamp

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