Dino Valentine Cards

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My Godparents sent an email that their grandson’s teacher sent out. She asked for Valentine cards to be sent to the child at school so they could learn about different places in the world. So I asked what he likes being 6 yoa and in 1st grade and was told dinosaurs, Pokemon and Star Wars. Mary Ellen drew some cute dinosaurs at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps so I used one of them. I decided for the squares to use small version of the states that the card was coming from (Missouri) and going to (California). I used MOJOMonday #482 sketch but instead of a circle inside I went with a jagged edge square.

See next post for card without maps.

1) Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #2.
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – love.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Evening surf, Pansy)
Images: free maps on internet, Valentine Boy T-rex @ Free Dearie Dolls Digital Images.
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots


Hope your
Valentine’s Day
is Dino-mite!

Since the dino is so cute and funny I decided he needed to be sent to my guy friend, Dale. I try to send Dale a card for each of the holidays…who doesn’t need happy mail?!!

So I apparently put my paper in wrong in the embossing folder because the textured side go the indent embossing (not sure what that is called) so I decided to use it! I thought it worked great with getting the love/valentine theme across without being a lovey dovey card! I hope the dino makes him smile like it makes me!

1) Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #2. MOJOMonday #482
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – love.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Evening surf, Pansy)
Images: Valentine Boy T-rex @ Free Dearie Dolls Digital Images.
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Taylored Expressions Swiss Hearts Embossing folder


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Rawr Valentine

This is my husband’s Valentine card. I didn’t know what I wanted to make him so while I was creating cards today I was thinking about it. He just got me some items off my internet wish lists for my birthday so I thought it would be cool to use something he bought me. Well my husband is also good at pushing my creativity and helping me try new things. I have been wanting to do more misting to get better at it and figure it out. So he bought be some ink powder…which I didn’t know existed. So when I was looking through my scraps I saw paper with dinosaurs on it and remembered this saying. I thought it might match the orange powder he got me. So here is my attempt at spritzing. I put some in a bottle with water to make orange but it really didn’t turn out. So then I sprinkled the powder on the paper and spritzed water on it. The other way is to spritz water on paper and sprinkle powder in it. Depending on how much water mixed with the powder seem to decide what color came out…red, orange, yellow. I got the color palette from the dinosaur paper.

I used the sketch from Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – sketch category…finally got it pretty close to the original!

1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch category. Original sketch Can you case it #102.

Image: cut from Paper Studio patterned paper
Cardstock: Bazzill (Admiral, Bazzill White, African Daisy)
Ink: Ken Oliver Crafts (Color Burst Orange), Darice Embossing Folder (dot background), Cricut, Cricut Cartridge Cuttin Up, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, scor-tape, xyron X sticker maker,

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

Birthdays and Thank you’s

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It’s Digital Release Day at Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps).  I got to play with Dinosaurs and flowers….what could be better than that!! Glad they weren’t together as that might have been tough! But first off I played with Tiny Dinosaur’s Digital Stamp. I played with the outline version and actually colored it! I just could get the paper piecing to where I liked it with what I was doing. But the coloring turned out pretty good and I think goes good with a little boy birthday card!

Dino-mite day

Sketch: Simply Stampin Challenge (8/18/2012)


1) 2 Sisters Challenge #126 – Celebrations

I also got to play with one of Lisa’s stamps which I was excited to do. This stamp has been options and is very versatile. I already have an ideal that I want to try with the birthday version of this! Just need more time to play.

Flowers - Thank you


1) Fetch a Sketch #41 – Use the sketch as inspiration for your project.



Stamps: Tiny Dinos Digital Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (orange – Cheddar, green – classic yellowgreen)
Patterned Paper: BoBunny (U bug me collection)
Inks/Markers: Tombow (orange 933, green 173)
Accents/Tools: pop dots

Thank You

Stamps: Tic Tac Toe Fun
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lily Pond, Smoothie Berry Sensation, White)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: coluzzle, square coluzzle, pop dots, black pen

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