Horsey Holidays

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One of my regular customers has a grandson that loves anything cowboys, rodeo, horses, etc so I try to make him a Christmas card in one of those themes each year. Since she isn’t celebrating with them for a couple weeks I didn’t have to have the cards made till now. So this is what I came up after my husband colored (in Photoshop)  in this retired digi that is no longer available.

Horse Christmas

Inside: Wishing you a Christmas Day filled with everything that makes you smile!

Sorry about the lighting still trying to figure out my new camera!


  1. Jan Card Challenge @ – Favorites Category – make a card using a sketch or card that you have saved to favorites. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #139. It doesn’t look exact but I took the ideal of the 3 boxes placed the way they are.


Digital Image: Horsey Holidays by Sundays with Crissy (no longer available)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Ruby Slipper, white)

Patterned Paper: Jillibean soup (Christmas Chestnut Soup)

Inks: image colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Darci Embossing Folder (snowflakes)

A beautiful horse



Had a request for a birthday card for a girl that was turning 12 and loved horses and her favorite color was blue. I dug out some OLD Chatter box scraps I had and used Sweet Sunday Sketch #217 as my inspiration. I thought every cowgirl just needs a little touch of bling so put rhinestone brads in the center of the flowers I cut out from the patterned paper.


1) Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #49 (DPDC49) – Anything goes. But if you use a Doodle Pantry image you get a digital image for free.

2) Simply Create Too Challenge #68 – Monochromatic

3) Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes Birthday

4) Crafty Creations Challenge #270 – Dig deep use something old from your stash. The paper is old and the cartridge is old. The newest thing is the rhinestones but have had those for several months and have never used them!


Images: Saddle Up Color @ Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles

Cardstock: Bazzill (midnight)

Patterned Paper: Chatter Box

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

Accents/Tools: rhinestone brads, cricut, Elegant edges cricut cartridge

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

Purses and Cowboy Christmas Cards


Had an order for a lady at work to make Christmas cards for her daughter who likes purses, son-in-law who is a Oklahoma State University FAN and a grandson who likes rodeo, horses and cowboys. This is what I came up with. She seemed pleased as she looked at each one.

Purse Christmas

Inside: Wishing you a Stylin’ Christmas!

Sketch: Cardmaps September 2013 sketch (it was sketch #5 for the Card Sketch Challenge @


Image: outline image of purse found on internet

Patterned Paper: Recollections Christmas Paper Pack

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: paper piercer, pop dots

Techniques: Paper piecing

Oklahoma State Snowman

Inside: Wishing you a very Merry Cowboy Christmas!

Sketch: Digi Sketch Challenge 12/2/2013. I also did the theme of Christmas


Image: found on the internet

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: snowflake embossing stencil by Paper Studio, Dots embossing folder, twine, brads, pop dots

Cowboy Christmas

Inside: To wish you a Merry Christmas

Sketch: Sketch N Stash #128

This card was inspired by Gail’s card – Winter Wishes Christmas Card. I love how she took a NON-Christmas image and made it a Christmas image. She did a much better job then I did but I still like it!


1) Christmas Card Challenge #4 – Make it Masculine

2) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #301 – Anything Goes!


Digital Image: AKV Cowboy – ride em @ bugaboo digital stamps.

Patterned Paper: Echo Park

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, foam snowflake, brown brad, 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

Kick up your hooves and relax!




Today’s your day

to kick up your hooves,

sit on your tail and relax.


Happy Mother’s Day

I have the best friend EVER! I know I keep saying it but we really do make a great team! Thanks Stephanine for another awesome sentiment!!

This was a special order for a girl at work. She wanted a mother’s day card with either a horse or a goat on it….I went for the horse this time!! Maybe I will do a goat for her birthday!


1) Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #146 “My Mother, My Friend”

2) The Pink Elephant Challenge #198“Mother’s Day Theme”

3) Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #9 – Outdoor Critter. I hope horse fits the category of critter. If not let me know and I will take it off the challenge.

Stamps: Charliene Cowgirl Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Playground)
Inks: Tombow (grey N45, brown 947, 879, blue 452)
Accents/Tools: button, white floss, ribbon from Michael’s clearance, fiskars scallop edge punch
Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches #196

Rocket into the Fourth of July


If you want to know how to make this please stop by my tutorial at Clearly iStamp.


1) Creative Inspirations #167 – Trooping the colour – red, white and blue

2) Crafty Cardmakers #70 – Anything but a card, tag or ATC. I made a door/window decoration in time for the Fourth of July!! One of my favorite holidays!!


We’re Not Horsin’ Around


Okay, maybe we are a little!!

Today at Clearly iStamp Blog we are hoping along showing you different

Charlie and Charliene Images

that can be found at Clear Dollar Stamps.

If you are just joining us head on over and start at the beginning on Lori’s Blog. If you just came from Linda’s Blog – The Stamper’s Touch you are in the right spot. For hopping along with us One lucky winner will receive a $25 Clear Dollar Stamps gift certificate for  digital images!   The Winner will be randomly chosen from comments received on a DT member’s blog. The winner will be announced on my Blog and the CDS blog  Thursday, April 19, 2012.

I was off on Wednesday last week and it was the first time in MONTHS that I wasn’t rushed to mark things

off my To-Do List! It almost felt weird trying to figure out what I wanted to

work on at my own pace. But I managed and I’m happy with the results.

I used Charliene April Showers Digital Image from Clear Dollar Stamps.

I love having a husband that knows how work Photoshop! I asked him to put the images together

to make a “scene” and in less than 5 min I have this totally cute scene of Charliene in a puddle!

I colored her in with Tombow markers then I found the perfect paper in my Doodlebug stash (just LOVE them!).

I used sketch #46 at Deconstructing Jen for my inspiration.

You can’t tell from the photo but the raindrops and puddle are glossy to look real!

Your next stop on the hop is Barb’s Blog – Barb’s Best Creations.

Thanks for taking a HOP around all the blogs. Hope you left comments on all the blogs as you never know which blogs the winner will be selected from. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!


1) Card Makin Mamas Challenge – Getting Girlie.

2) The Deconstructed Sketch #46 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration. I didn’t make it during the challenge week but it still inspired me!


Stamps/Images: Charliene April Showers Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Doodlebug

Inks/Markers: Tombow (pink 725, 703, blue 452, green126, brown 947, grey n55)

Accents/Tools: Glossy Accents, Viva Gloss Gel (transparent), EK Success scallop punch, white signo pen, paper piercer

Clear Dollar Stamps Feb Digital Release Day


Another fun day of new releases from Clear Dollar Stamps. I was able to play with three of the new images and it was a blast.

The first image I played with Charlie Daisy Digital Stamp. I used the pre-colored stamp and digital papers that are included with the stamp.


1) Card Positioning Systems – CPS 5th Anniversary Day 10. Use the sketch provided.

2) Alphabet Challenge BlogA for Animal Antics

The second image I played with was You’re Eggstraordinary. This comes with pre-colored images and outline images. I decided to play with a pre-colored iamge and digital papers that come with the stamp. I used stickles on the pre-colored image.

The last image I played with was Pray Without Ceasing. I paper pieced the image together by printing out the image on different colors of cardstock then cutting them out.


Fluttering By

Stamps/Images: Charlie Daisy Colour Digital Stamp (Pre-Colored)
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Charlie Daisy Digital paper
Inks/Markers: pre-colored stamp printed on Canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: brads, Prima Flower, Signo white pen
Inspiration: Card Positioning Systems #26

You’re Eggstraordinary

Stamps/Images: You’re Eggstraordinary @ Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – You’re Eggstraordinary Digital paper pack
Inks/Markers: Pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Paper Studio pearl brads, Cricut, Cricut cartridge – Elegant Edges, Hobby Lobby Decorative edge ribbon, Stickles – Icicle and Patino, Cuttlebug Embossing folder – Textile Texture, 1/4 inch score tape
Inspiration: Mojo Monday #227

Pray without Ceasing

Stamps/Images: Pray Without Ceasing   *the stamp is now sold at Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Scrap Works (Citrus Blossom and Citrus Strips)
Inks/Markers: Paper Pieced image
Accents/Tools: small corner rounder, scor-pal, martha stewart border punch
Techniques: paper piecing
Inspiration: Mojo Monday #144

Lots to talk about….


Wow this post will have a little bit about this and a little bit about that!! All good news so sit back and enjoy the read!

Clear Dollar Stamps – Charlie Tweens

This card is to remind you of CIC35 challenge that is going on at

You have until Thursday, 9/15/11, at midnight to get your entry in. Just for entering you have a change at winning a  $10 gift certificate for stamps or digis up for grabs or the featured digi stamp this month which is Sentimental Ewe.  And the challenge is super EASY…..use patterned paper!! Doesn’t matter how much as long as it is on the card!!

The other news that is attached to this card is I will be starting a Card Ministry at my church in Springfield, MO. I will be offering a class a month where the participants get to make 4 cards for $10.00. The $10.00 goes directly into the card ministry to pay for the cost of making cards and having class. So if you are in Springfield, MO and want to make the card above on Friday, 09/23/11, contact me and I get you the information. Now I need to get my bottom in gear and make the other 3 cards. Then once a month I plan on who ever wants to be on the card ministry to come and help me make cards that the church can send out for babies, funerals, get well, graduation, baby dedications, etc. If you do something like this in your church and have any suggestions please email me as I would love to hear them. I am knew to this and letting God guide me as I have no ideal what I’m doing!! (email: dunnitagaindesigns@ (no space just doing that so I don’t get spam)

OH and Clear Dollar Stamps Blog Hop is just a week away!! Which means another opportunity to win from the store! So NEXT SUNDAY (9/18/11) start at and follow along with the blog hop. Each time you leave a comment on one of the DT members blog you get a chance to win. That easy and you get to see some amazing work! Starts at 11 am Eastern Time.


1) Crafty Creations Challenge #135 – Anything but a square.  I did a rectangle!

2) The Pink Elephant Challenge #115 – Use the sketch provide


Stamps/Images: Charlie Tweens Clear Acrylic Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – BoBunny (Blast Off! Starburst), Bella Blvd (Mr. Boy)
Inks/Markers: white signo pen, Tombow (blue 565, green 177, brown 899), Black Embossing Powder
Accent/Tools: Creative Memories embossed star maker, Martha Stewart Balloon punch, black floss, Paper Studio medium star punch, pop dots, heat gun
Techniques:water coloring with markers,

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