Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Treat Ornaments

Do you need a quick treat idea? These little cuties can be made in just a few quick minutes - no joking! They are called Diamond Shaped Ornaments from Split Coast Stampers. The little tags are made from a die set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Designer Label Die Set. The stamps are also from Clear Dollar Stamps. The stamps are called Christmas Inchies.

You can see they are a different shape but they are really cute. They are big enough to fit a couple pieces of candy inside. I am going to put them on top of gifts and write the To and From on the back of the tag. These are the challenges I am entering these into:

For Fun - Christmas

Hand Stamped - Ornaments

Tuesday Throwdown - Masculine Christmas (all my men love treats)

Crafty Cardmakers - Heat Embossing

Sweet Stampin' Saturday - Die - Clear Dollar Stamps Designer Label Die

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!

Snow Angels

Have you ever seen such a sweet boy and dog image?!? So cute! This is a free image from Elizabeth O Delumba. She has a lot of really cute images and they are all free. Go and grab them!
These are the challenges I am submitting my card into:
Cooking It Up With Katie - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenges - Snowflakes
Paper Sundaes - Winter Wonderland
Crazy 4 Challenges - Snow
Stampin' for the Weekend - Friends
Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Jolly Joy

Aren't these letters just adorable?!? I think this is such a darling set from Clear Dollar Stamps. It is a new digital set this month called "Jolly Joy". It is just so happy! The layout for this card is from a new challenge, they are called Seems A Little Sketchy. This is their first challenge so come over and join in the fun!
These are the other challenges I am entering this card into:
Craft Your Passion - 'tis the season
Critter Sketch - Digi Day
Daisy Doodle - Christmas
Made Especially For You - 3 of Something - 3 Letters
Paper Playtime - Sentiment
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Birthday Shoes

Hi All, my mom is a HUGE shoe freak so this will be put aside just for her. She always wants all the shoe cards I make so I will hide this one from her. :) I know she has a pair of shoes very similar to these with the silver heels. The strap bow shoe image is from Bugaboo Stamps the perfect sentiment is from Doodle Pantry the Quirky Ostrich set. At the Catch the Bug challenge they wanted to see silver, black, and bling. The layout for this card is from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.
At Birthday Sundaes they are having an open birthday challenge. At Totally Gorjuss they wanted to see some sparkle. Finally, over at Card Makin' Mamas they wanted to see a sentiment on the front of our card. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.

Ho Ho Ho

I can't believe the Christmas season is already here. To celebrate today I choose to use one of the birds from the Branch Birds with the Santa Accessories. I always love the animals from Doodle Pantry. The faces just make me so happy and this bird surely does that. I'm stepping out of my comfort zone of my 5.5 X 5.5 inch size cards and made my first Center Step card. I had a blast doing it too! At the Come and Get It challenge that is what they wanted to see this week. I just about passed it up and I'm really glad I didn't. They are really easy to do so give it a try this week.
At CRAFT this week they wanted to see an unusual Christmas card. That is one reason I choose this summer bird image and thought it would be perfect to color him the summer green color. At Stampin' Sisters in Christ they wanted to see a bird. Stamptacular Sunday challenge they wanted to see a Christmas project. Then finally over at 2 Sisters they wanted to see any holiday. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Time for a new sketch from Carly!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day yesterday. Now we are in full swing of getting ready for Christmas. Today we have a new sketch from Sketches by Carly. Look at this fun one! This challenge our sponsor is Sweet n' Sassy. The stamp I used is called Christmas Puppy. Look at that sweet face. He wants a good home for Christmas.
You can use any stamp you would like just make sure you use the sketch. The winner will get their choice of 3 stamps from Sweet n' Sassy. Gotta love winning stamps! Come join us over at Sketches by Carly and join in the fun!! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pickles the Penguin

Hope all of you in the United States had a wonderful day with family and friends! I had a really wonderfully relaxing day today. I even had enough time to create a card. This is Pickles the Penguin. He is from Digital Delights. Over at their challenge, Delightful Challenges this week they wanted to see red and green. These are the other challenges that I am submitting this card into:
Charisma Cardz - Snowflakes
Creative Sketches - Sketch
Digi Doodle Shop - Animal
Dutch Dare - Pick 3 - I choose ribbon, image, patterned paper, layers, and buttons.
Sarah Hurley - Buttons
Party Time Tuesday - Snow
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and stay safe if you are shopping tomarrow.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Boy Birthday Card

I thought I would break away today from Thanksgiving and Christmas cards. We are always needing boy cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids so today I added one to the stack of cards. This fun Ice Cream Cone is a stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps in July. But kids love ice cream year around so this worked perfect.
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Fab n' Funky - Birthday
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday with something old from my stash (the paper was stashed away for a super fun boy card and this was it)
Stamptacular Sunday - Boy oh boy
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the week. If you are with your family tomarrow enjoy it!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Get Well?

I gotta tell you I was chuckling to myself the whole time I was making this card. My husband has a friend that was just diagnosed as a Type I diabetic. He is in the hospital now getting regulated. I wanted to make an adult get well card. I knew right away I wanted to use one of the nurse images from Bugaboo Stamps. They are all so funny. I was surprised at the image he picked out. This one is called Nurse Margaret - Joking. It must be a guy thing when he saw this one he got a big smile and said "that's the one!". That made me laugh too. The snaping of the rubber gloves makes all men nervous I think. =) I know his friend will love it too!
The layout for this card came from Tuesday Morning Sketches. Over at My Time to Craft they wanted to see a get well card. Thanks for stopping by. Can you tell I had today off from work? I had a wonderful crafting day!

Christmas Card for the Pastor

My Mother-in-law always requests special cards for their Pastor. I always love to use this Assemble Together stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps. This also comes in a digital set which is called Assemble Together Digital Image. The sentiment on the inside of the card is from a set called Antique Ornaments also from Clear Dollar Stamps. I know she will be asking soon for the card so I thought this time I would be ready for her.
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Hand-Stamped Sentiments - Winter Wonderland
Papertake Weekly - Christmas
Midnight Madness - Sketch
Daisy Doodle - Christmas
Cards For Men - Fancy folds
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!! =)

Quirky Turkey for Thanksgiving

Are you as shocked as I am about the calander?!? Wow, I really need to keep up with time. We have been away working and then I really loose track of my days. Well, it's already Thanksgiving week so to celebrate I made a card using the totally adorable Quirky Turkey from Doodle Pantry. I just love how he looks like he is dancing! Laurie does such a great job with the Quirky Collection I just love them all. I paper pieced him all together which is so much fun to do and really easy when it is digital. Just run several different pieces of paper through your printer then the hard decision is what paper to use for what part.
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
The Pink Elephant - Thanksgiving
Paper Playtime - Must have a sentiment
Come & Get It - Sketch
Card Makin' Mamas - Thanksgiving
Pattie's Creations - Thanksgiving
Raise The Bar - Time for a feast
Clear It Out - Orange and brown
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the week. Christmas will be here before we know what happened. =)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Blog Hop day for Clear Dollar Stamps

It's time for our monthly blog hop at Clear Dollar Stamps. Yeah! This month they have chosen the theme of "Thankful". I am the first designer on the hop this month so if you came from the Clearly iStamp blog than you are on the right right track, if not, hop on back over there so you don't miss out on the prize of a $25.00 gift certificate for digital stamps to be used at Clear Dollar Stamps. I thought for a while on what to create for this hop and choose a card just to say thanks for your friendship. After the lose of our crafting friend Katie it reminds me how all our time could be cut short and we need to appreciate each other more. My card uses a digital set called "Sew Grateful". I LOVE to sew so this set is right up my alley!
Now to continue on the hop you will want to go to Christi's blog to see what fun create she has made for you to see. Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holiday Wishes at Send A Smile 4 Kids

Happy Saturday! Today at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are starting a new challenge. Well, a new challenge but with the same theme. "Holiday Wishes" right now we are collecting all kinds of Christmas cards for the kids. We would love for every child that is sick in the hospital over Christmas to receive a handmade card. For this week's challenge I choose to use a stamp from Digital Delights. They are one of our sponsors this challenge and I just love their stamps.
Also sponsoring us this challenge is Prairie Fairy and The Cutting Cafe'. So we have lots of prizes to give out so make sure you come and join the fun! Also, we are all excited that Send A Smile 4 Kids is in the newly released Cardmaker Magazine as the featured charitable organization. How fun is that! Come on over and join us and make a card to brighten a child's day for the holidays.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pilgrim Sheep

Have you seen the Pilgrim Sheep from Doodle Pantry? If not, you gotta check these cuties out! In the set I used you will also receive an Indian Sheep, the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment. You can also purchase the color Pilgrim Sheep set and receive all of the above and 6 different digital papers plus the three characters already colored for you. The layout for this card came from Party Time Tuesday.
These are the other challenges I am submitting this card into:
Sarah Hurley - Buttons
Aud Sentiments - Thanks
Creative Card Crew - Thanks
Sentimental Sunday - Thanksgiving
Corrosive Challenge - Give Thanks
My Time to Craft - Take two - Two of anything you choose
Thanks for stopping by and I hope the rest of your week is wonderful!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Guest Designer at Digital Delights

What a fun day. I was chosen to be the guest designer over at the Digital Delights blog. I could choose any stamp and I choose this totally adorable "Sitting Santa". Look at that sweet face! How darling! Thanks so much gals!
These are the challenges I am submitting my card into:
Cards For Men - Christmas
Crazy Challenge - 1 image, 2 papers, and 3 embellishments
Paper Sundaes - Digital stamp
2 Sisters - Anything
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas tradition
Crafty Catz - Digital stamp
Sweet Stop - Sketch
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Digital Stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps

Yeah, it's digi day at Clear Dollar Stamps! We have lots of fun new stamp sets available this month and you will "need" them all believe me! The first card I have to show you today is using the "Twelve Days Of Christmas" stamp. All of the images from the Twelve days on there. Go through the song in your head and you will see them all. If you are like me though you will have to start on the last verse of the song. It starts - or ends with 12 Drummers drumming, 11 Pippers Pipping, 10 Lords a leaping, 9 Ladies dancing, etc.
Did you see them all? Now, make sure you sing the whole song so it is out of your head. Lol. The next card I have for you is using the "I Believe!" stamp. Isn't this fun too, great for a childs card. The jingle bells on the side of the card even make noise. I purchased them at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas section.

Now, if you want to see all the new digital stamps being released by Clear Dollar Stamps you will want to hop on over to the Clearly iStamp blog. Lori shows all the stamps right there and the links to all the designers that used those stamps to make a project. Have a great time doing that! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!

Friday, November 11, 2011

WooHoo! Exciting News!

I'm excited to share with you that I have joined the Sketches by Carly DT! Yeah!! I always love Carly's sketches so I just couldn't resist!=) Below is my first project for the team. I'm always nervous about starting with a new team, but this is a great group gals so it will be fun. For the challenge this time at Sketches by Carly Bugaboo is our sponsor. We got to choose what image we would like to work with and I choose the Thanksgiving Turtle. Isn't he just too cute! The sketch that I have used is Carly's sketch and it was really a lot of fun to work with.

I really hope you will come on over to Sketches by Carly and join in the fun this challenge! I look forward to seeing what you all create! These are the challenges I am also submitting this fun card into: Aud Sentiment - Thanksgiving CCEE - 3 different shapes (square card, circle embellishments, and rectangle background paper) CRAFT - Cute Creative Card Crew - Thanks Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes Daisy Doodles - Anything with a digi

Thanks for stopping by and come and join us at Sketches by Carly!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Guest Designer for Paper Creations

What a fun day today! I am a guest designer over at Paper Creations Ink! WooHoo! This week at their challenge they are hosting a card drive for Send A Smile 4 Kids. You all know how dear that is to my heart so I wanted to join right in. Their challenge is also called "Holiday Wishes" the same as ours over at the Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge blog. We are wanting to make sure every child in our hospitals receive a Christmas card this year. So in order to get that accomplished we need your help.
At Paper Creations Ink this week the sponsor is Digi Doodles Best Shop. I choose this darling little elf to work with. I wanted a wide range card - any age and any sex. I really hope you will hop on over to Paper Creations Ink blog and join in the fun. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Blog Hop for the Digital Group at Clear Dollar Stamps

Have you been blog hopping with the Digital Stamp design team from Clear Dollar Stamps? If you have come from Dawn's blog than you are in the right place. If not, you will surely want to start over at the Clearly iStamp blog. The design team for digital stamps got together and decided we wanted to do a fun hop with one of the great new stamp sets from Clear Dollar Stamps. The set is called "Year Round Calendar". As you can see I choose the month "July".
I have a son with a birthday in July so I had to make a decision to make a July 4th card or a birthday card. You can see what even won out. =) Don't tell him. To keep on hoping you will want to go to Linda's blog and see what fun thing she created with the month of August. Thanks for stopping by and make sure you leave me a comment because Lori is giving away two sets of the "Year Round Calendar" set and you don't want to miss out!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Blog Hop for Doodle Pantry

Our first blog hop ever! How fun! We are showing off the new set "12 Days of Christmas". If you have come from Lorie A's blog than you are on the right track. If not, you will want to start over at the Doodle Pantry challenge blog. This set really is amazing and you won't want to miss any of the fun creations the design team has come up with. With this set you get so many images and so many sentiments it is crazy! I choose day 5. The only reason is - when I was a little girl we sang this song at our Chrsitmas show and I had to hold the sign for "5 Golden Rings". I remember being so nervous that I would forget to hold up my sign at the right time. Everything went just fine at the concert. This brings back a lot of fun memories.
Now to continue on the hop you will want to go to Kristine's blog to see what fun creation she came up with. Remember to leave me a comment because Laurie is giving away two of these sets free so you won't want to miss out. Have a great weekend and come and join in the challenge fun at Doodle Pantry too. You will receive a free digital set just for joining in the fun!

Holiday Wishes challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids

It is time for another challenge over at the Send A Smile 4 kids challenge. We are starting to work on our Holiday cards for the kids and would love you to join us! I used an image from Designed 2 Delight. Isn't this little guy just a cutie! We have three generous sponsors for this challenge: Stamp Shoppe Creations is offering one random winner a $15 gift certificate; Shelley's Images is giving a lucky random winner a $9 gift certificate; and Designed 2 Delight is giving a random winner a $10 voucher AND each of the Top Three a $5 voucher! That's right: our Top Three as voted on by our design team wins a sponsor prize this time from Designed 2 Delight as well as a Blog Badge for your blog and a guest design team opportunity in a future challenge! I hope you will come and join in the fun at Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge. Any holiday card will work for the challenge as long as it is suitable for a child, just keep that in mind. I can't wait to see what you all create! Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fall Chrysanthemums

I just love Mums in the fall. The colors are just so beautiful. When I saw the challenges today I knew exactly what I wanted to do. This beautiful Chrysanthemum is a digital stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps. The sentiment is from a new set from Clear Dollar Stamps also it was just released last month called "Christian Friendship".
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Crafty Ann's - Floral frenzy
Cuddly Buddly - 3 Flowers, 2 buttons, and 1 ribbon
Daring Cardmakers - Chrysanthemum
Fussy and Fancy - Thanks with the sentiment a focus
Stampin' for the Weekend - Sketch
Flutter By Wednesday - Thankful with butterflies (mine are the buttons at the bottom of the card in orange)
Tuesday Throwdown - Thanks
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Crimson, orange, and gold
Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again tomarrow I have lots going on tomarrow here on my blog and you won't want to miss out. =)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Eddie the Elf

Have you meet Eddie the Elf? He was new last year from Digital Delights. He is just so cute I had to color him again for this year. At the Delightful Challenge they wanted to see a sparkle Christmas project. I knew he would work great. The layout is from Christmas Challenge.
At Charisma Cardz they wanted to see a cutie. Paper Play is looking for buttons. At CCEE wanted to see 4 of each embellishments I used four buttons and bells. Papertake Weekly is having an anything goes with bling challenge. Finally, over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge they wanted to see boarders or frames. I wanted Eddie to look like he was popping out of the frame. Thanks so much for stopping by and the end of the week will be here soon! =)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas Cutie

This adorable penguin is part of a new digital stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps. Well, the set was new in October but this is the first time I have been able to color him up. The set is called "Christmas Cuties" you will receive 4 images and 7 sentiments. You can also get a colored set with digital papers. He just makes me smile! =) The layout for this card came from IC Sketches. They wanted this layout with a Christmas theme. At Clear It Out they wanted us to make a card with our favorite holiday - mine is Christmas.
At Digital Tuesday they wanted cute and cuddly. Not sure how cuddly penguins are but this guy is just the cutest! At Cards For Men they wanted to see an animal. Finally, over at All Sorts they wanted to see a Christmas Easel card. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week!