April showers bring May Flowers!!


Yep, flowers, flowers flowers is the challenge this week at For Fun Challenge. Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo and they have wonderful stamps that have several flowers in the stamp so it made this challenge super easy!

We are short a couple team members at the moment due to health and life reason so I did two cards this week.

My first card I used Beautiful Blocks…Live, Love, Laugh


1) Alphabet Challenge BlogG for GARDEN

2) My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #71 – Simply follow the sketch and create a card or other paper creation. You may use any stamps and supplies that you wish. If the winning card uses MFT stamps, the participant will earn a $5 bonus, for a total of a $20 gift voucher!

I used the sketch as my inspiration but changed it a little to work for me.

3) Catch the Bug Challenge – Things with wings!

4) Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #163-This week’s challenge is a…“Butterfly Kisses!”For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project that has at least one butterfly somewhere on it! We MUST be able to see the butterfly…it can not be hidden! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!

My 2nd card is for my girlfriend who is having a heck of a time with her teenage daughter! I figured she needed a little laugh about the situation!


1) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #45 – May Flowers!

2) Crafty Creations Challenge #169 – Frame it! hat’s right, use a frame of some sort on your card, altered item, scrapbook page or whatever you create!!  And you can be pretty creative too … you could use a image that has a frame, use any image and a hand-drawn frame around it, or you could use a few nestabilities or other dies to create a frame!  The options are pretty extensive!!


Card – Live Love Laugh

Stamps/Images: Beautiful blocks – Live Love Laugh from Bugaboo Digi Stamps


Inks/Markers: Tombow (green 133, purple 665 636, pink 815)

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folders, flower brads, Fiskars scallop punch

Card – Teenages and Flowers

Stamps/Images: Stella Blocks – Teenages and Flowers from Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Patterned Paper – Chatterbox

Inks/Markers: Tombow (yellow 055, 991, blue 515, green 126, orange 933, gray N55)


Happy Birthday Bugaboo Style!!


Inside: Happy Birthday!

You can only call your good friends “old Fart” and get away with it! So that is who I made this card for. Also, to give her a chuckle.

Bugaboo is the sponsor at For Fun Challenges this week as we celebrate “A Friends Birthday”. Not just ANY birthday card but it must be for a FRIEND!! If you are needing an image to be able to meet the challenge check out Bugaboo there is something for everyone!  And the winner at For Fun Challenge will get 7 free stamps from Bugaboo!!


1) Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 188 – Sketch. Use the Sketch provided. I think you can see the sketch. I took the bottom piece and made it go diagonal instead of it going horizontal across the bottom.

2) Creative Craft World –  Have  ‘numbers’  or  ‘add a sentiment’. This challenge will run until 5th November at 10pm GMT

Inside: BUY IT!   Happy Birthday!

I have another friend that this image fit perfectly so I decided to make two cards! Plus I wanted to play in The Play Date Cafe color challenge. It was fun going out of my norm and I ended up with a cute card. I probably would of went with bright colors if it wasn’t for the challenge.


1) The Play Date Cafe (PDCC105) –  This week’s color story is from our terrific Color Story Coordinator, Jaclyn Miller and her suggested color palette this week is… Kraft/Taupe…Flesh…Cadet Blue

2) Bows & Berries Challenge #13 – Clean & Simple

3) CAS-ual Fridays (CFC26) –  Create a Clean And Simple card using the sketch

**Upcoming Event**

Clear Dollar Stamps is having a SPECIAL blog hop THIS Sunday (11-6-11)

We will be featuring a new stamp. For hopping with us TWO lucky people will have a chance to win the digital stamp!!

See you Sunday at www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com


Old Fart Card

Stamp/Image: Stella Birthday – Aged to Perfection by Bugaboo

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill Navy/OP, Green, Patterned Paper – Carolee Creations (college friends)

Inks/Markers: Canon inkjet printer (colored in Photoshop)

Accents/Tools: orange brads, Fiskars frame template, pop dots

Card Size: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4

If the Shoe Fits

Stamp/Image:  JJ Tequila and Shoes – If the Shoe Fits by Bugaboo

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill

Inks/Markers: Canon inkjet printer (colored in Photoshop)

Accents/Tools: computer, black pen

Card Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

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