Friends are the Sunshine of Life!


The challenge today at Clearly iStamp is SPRING!! I struggled a little with what to use on this challenge. The images I thought that would work perfectly I had already used lately so didn’t want to use them again.  This image came out a month ago and I didn’t get to use it then so I figured this was a perfect time to play with it! I paper pieced the image and used up some Doodlebug Scraps I had.  I decided to make two cards for this challenge while I had the supplies out.

Here is my favorite!

And here is the other one using up the supplies I had on my desk!


1) Clearly Inspired Challenge #50 (CIC50) – Spring


Stamps/Images: Sunny Day Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Green Paper – Lilybeedesign (stationery pear), Patterned Paper – Doodlebug

Inks/Markers: printed on colored cardstock and paper pieced

Accents/Tools: Xyron “X”, black ink pen to go around the edge

Inspiration: Card #1 – Stampacular Sunday Challenge #154, Card #2 – Cute Card Thursday Challenge 179

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

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