Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Charlie and Charliene Digi Release

I have some really exciting news for all of you today. Clear Dollar Stamps is releasing 20 (that's right - 20) digital stamp sets of Charlie and Charliene! How fun is that! I have used two of the sets for cards to show you. For the first card I used the set "Charlie Tweens". This set is just too cute! You will receive a Charlie and a Charliene. Because they are tweens you will also receive a backpack, cell phone, and MP3 player. Plus, all kinds of fun teen sentiments. This is a must set for the teen year cards.
For the next card I have to show you I used the digital set "Charlie Sledding". Our Iowa winters are perfect for sledding so I knew I loved this set from the start. Although when I go sledding I must say we never have seen anything like the picture on the card below. =)
If you would like to see what the other design team members have made with some of the sets you just need to hop on over to the Clearly iStamp blog. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Life's better with more marshmallows!

Do you need some more marshmallows today? Well, I'm sure these adorable little ants from Doodle Pantry would be happy to come on over. The first time I saw this stamp set, Cocoa Ants, I just smiled. I couldn't believe how fun it is! I'm not a bug girl at all but I am in love with all the bugs and animals from Doodle Pantry.
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Critter Sketch - Color combo
My Craft Spot - Make us laugh (it made me laugh)
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week - if not, just add more marshmallows!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Snowboarding Birdie

We are having a snow storm today in Iowa so this card is perfect. Have you seen this adorable new digital stamp from Doodle Pantry. This set is called Snowboarding Birdie. How fun is this!! I used the outline image but they also offer this image in color with digi paper. We don't have any problem around here being "cool" right now. =)
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
CRAFT - Sketch
Cute Card Thursday - Winged things
Play Date Cafe - blue, orange, and basil
Truly Scrumptious - All creatures great and small
Crazy 4 Challenges - Stripes and polka dots
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle - More than 2 layers
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful start to the weekend!

Soccer Jamie

I was in the mood for spring! Around here soccer is only played outside so this reminds me of spring and summer. This is Soccer Jamie from Digital Delights. I also used the Just For You sentiment from Digital Delights. I had to have wonderful green grass below him and puffy summer clouds above him! =)
I am submitting him into these challenges:
Crafts and Me - Colors of Spring
Celebrate the Occasion - Thinking of you
Crafty Sentiment - 2 designer paper
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Dream Valley - Just 4 men
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of the week!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Clear Dollar Stamps Blog Hop Day!

I have got to share this with you. The theme for this month's blog hop is "What is Black and White and Red all over" at Clear Dollar Stamps. Well, this brought back so many memories for me! This sounds just like the way my boys would start so many jokes when they were younger. It just made me chuckle! =) To say the least I had a good time making a card for this challenge! If you are coming from Cassie's Blog than you are on the right track for the blog hop. If not, you will want to start over at the Clearly iStamp blog so you don't miss any of the fun projects or a chance on winning the prize.
I used an older set for my card. The set is called "Farm Critters". The set is on sale right now so you will want to hurry and get it ordered so you don't miss out. Your next stop on the hop is to Kathy's Blog. Hop on and enjoy!! Have a great day!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sketches by Carly

Yeah!! It's time for another great sketch by Sketches by Carly! I totally loved this one!! I just had to use some bright fun colors - what isn't more fun than pink and orange. =) My image is Warm in the Winter from The Paper Shelter. They are our sponsor this challenge.
The Paper Shelter is offering a $20.00 gift certificate for the winner. So come on over and join in the fun! I can't wait to see what you create with this great layout!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Snow Sweet Shelby the Seal

Happy Thursday! Hope all is well with you all! Have you met Shelby the Seal? This adorable little guy is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo. The sentiment is also from Digital Delights. We have had snow in Iowa so this card is totally appropriate for the season. =)
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Digital Release Day for Clear Dollar Stamps!

It's the 15th of the month - woohoo! That means new digital stamps at Clear Dollar Stamps! This month they are releasing so many sets! The first one I am showing you is called "Jesus Hands". My words can't describe this stamp set! I just loved it from the first moment I saw it! The sentiment says it all for me.
My second card for today is using a set called "Light of His Love". This set comes with a fun sun and this fun moon stamp and several sentiments.
You will want to now hop on over to the Clearly iStamp blog so you can see all the sets being released. Also remember to visit the other designers to see what they have created. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cupcake Ants

Hi all! Hope you have had a wonderful Valentines day! I got some crafting time - my dream come true! =) Have you seen this new digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry this month? If not, you will love this! This set is called "Cupcake Ants". The candle comes separate so you can add as many or as few as you would like to your cupcake. I always love the ants from Doodle Pantry and this set is added to the "love" list! =)
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Digital Tuesday - Use your stash (the brads have probably been in my stash for at least 2 years)
My Time To Craft - Bring on the cake
Here Comes The Boys - Celebrate Good Times by Kool and The Gang
Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Not exactly what I would think Cupid would look like but I think this little guy is just too adorable! This is a free image from Elizabeth O Dulemba. This valentines day card is going to my hubby. I usually don't make him a card so he will be surprised.
I am entering this card into these challenges:
Dream Valley - Valentines
Crafty Emma - 3 or more layers
Totally Gorjuss - Lurve (love)
Card Makin' Mamas - Valentines
Crafty Ann's - Love is in the air
Crafty Catz - Valentines
Fairy Fun Friday - Let me call you sweetheart
Fussy and Fancy - With all my heart
4 Crafty Chicks - Love is in the air
CRAFT - Valentines
Charisma Cardz - Things with wings
Sarah Hurley - Love all around
Crafting For All Seasons - Love is in the air
Little Red Wagon - Cupid's arrow
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Scrapbook Layout using a Image from Digital Delights

Hi crafters! Hope all is well with everyone! Today I have a scrapbook layout to show you. I used the Luvvy Bear with balloons image from Digital Delights. This is my February layout for a Christmas gift.
Below is a closeup of Luvvy Bear with balloons. Isn't he just so cute! The brown and pink went perfect with the BoBunny paper and this adorable layout.
These are the challenges I am entering this layout into:
Digital Tuesday - Pink or red
Partytime Tuesday - Valentines
Shopping Our Stash - Valentines
Tip Top Tuesday - Valentines
Tuesday Throwdown - Valentines
Daisy Doodles - Valentines
My Crafty Spot - Valentines
Stamps R Us - Valentines
The Cutie Pie - Anything but a card
Dream Valley - Valentines
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Heart Hugs

Hope you all have had a wonderful Saturday! I made this card today using the digital stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Heart Hugs. Isn't he just the cutest bear! I love that you can tell he is giving that heart a giant hug. Some days you just need a hug.
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
2 Sisters - Red, pink, and white
Allsorts - Free and Easy
Color Me Creative - Colors of Love (copics - C1, C3, C5, N4, N8, Y27, R29, R59, RV11)
One Stop Craft Challenge - For the one I love
Our Creative Corner - Love is in the air
Secret Crafter - Hugs and kisses
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle - Die cute or punches
Just Us Girls - Sketch
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday!

Anything Goes at the Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge

Happy Saturday! Today we have another challenge starting at Send A Smile 4 Kids. Yeah!! This challenge is - Anything Goes. But, remember this is a kid friendly blog. Below is my card. I used an image from Saturated Canary. How cute is this little guy. I had to chuckle when I was coloring him. He matches - that was not at all how my boys looked when they were playing outside. They would wear whatever hat, whatever mittens, and whatever scarf that was closest to grab. They always had several hats, mittens, gloves, and scarfs because when they would come back inside they were all wet with snow. So things would have to dry out in front of the fridge on the floor. =) Love fun memories!!
This challenge we are having four different sponsors. There are lots of prizes to win. So come on over and join in the Anything Goes for Kids fun! We can't wait to see what you make!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wine Bottle Cover

I saw this project and just had to give it a try. We are not much of wine drinkers so this is a bottle of non-alcoholic wine. =) The stamp set I used is from Doodle Pantry. The set is called Flaming Hot Ants. I thought this would be so cute on a bottle of some kind of cinnamon drink but we didn't have anything like that. =)
Below is the heart on the front of the bottle close up. These ants are just adorable! They are in love.
These are the challenges I am entering this project into:
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything goes
Crafty Ann's - Love is in the air
Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
Fairy Fun Friday - Anything but a card
Sarah Hurley - Love is all around
Fab 'n' Funky - Use digi
Little Red Wagon - Valentines
Stampin' Royalty - Valentines
Truly Scrumptious - Hearts and love
Paper Shelter - Love is in the air
Stamps R Us - Valentines
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

New sketch at Sketches by Carly!

Are you ready for another fun sketch? Well, we are ready to show you another fun one from Carly! I am so excited to be on the Sketches by Carly design team because I think Carly creates the best sketches around!!! This challenge won't let you down! Our sponsor this challenge is Di's Digi Downloads. I didn't have a stamp from them for I choose one of Carly's own stamps. This cute little kitty is called "Purrfectly Sweet Kitty" and is available at Carly's Digi Shop! All her stamps are just as fun as her layouts!
Come on over and join in the fun this challenge at Sketches by Carly! You will be glad you did! Have a great weekend. We are supposed to have some nice weather and I'm looking forward to it!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Digital Stamps at Digital Delights

Oh Goodness Crafters! Can you believe how totally adorable this new digital stamp is from Digital Delights?!? He is just the sweetest little boy ever! Today is the day that Digital Delights are releasing the new stamps! I just love these days. The stamp I received to show you is called "Praying Boy" and the sentiment is from the "Bedtime Prayers Sentiment Set". This adorable praying boy also has a praying sister. She is so sweet also!
I always loved my boys in footie pj's and because of that I just loved coloring these. Remember the smell of freshly bathed kids in their jamers - nothing like it! =) To see all the new sets that are being released today hop on over the Digital Delights by Louby Loo. The release is not only praying kids but it is also a Valentines release. Have a Happy Groundhog's Day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Digital Release Day for Doodle Pantry!

Yeah!! It's digi release day for Doodle Pantry. You are totally going to love all the sets this month! Well, I love them all. =) The set I get to show you is called "Football Helmet". Now, remember this is an American company so our "Football" is different than the rest of the world "Football". In my house we have two Kansas City Chief football fans and one Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan. This set is just too cool! The football helmet comes plain or in color. I went on the Kansas City Chiefs website to see how their helmets look. This is as close as I will ever get but when I showed my husband I got a "Wow, that's really cool".
So give it your best shot. Go to your teams website and see what you can do for your biggest football fan. Oh, yeah the football and sentiment also comes with the set. If you know anything about American football and what is going on this coming weekend you will understand why this is the sentiment that was perfect for the Chiefs season this year. =) No championship, no playoffs, no super bowl this year for our team. That's ok we are still huge fans! Now to see all the great sets being released this month go to the Doodle Pantry website and start falling in love!