Thursday, December 29, 2011

Big Sale at Doodle Pantry!!

Hurry, hurry, hurry!! This sale is only going to last 3 days! Over at Doodle Pantry Laurie is having a year end sale. She has her digital stamps at 50% off! That's right!! Half off! See how I look at it that means you can purchase twice as much!! She also has three brand-new sets she is releasing for this sale - Plus you will receive a free set just for purchasing and this is also a brand new set!! Can you believe it? The card below is showing off one of the new sets being released today. This cute little set is called Flamming Hot Ants. I always just love the ant sets and this one is just as darling as the rest of them.
So I want to invite you all over and join in the 50% sale at Doodle Pantry. Go ahead and shop to your hearts desire. =) I give you permission!! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Hi everyone! I have made a birthday card this evening. I set out to make a boy card but this could be used for either sex. This totally adorable puppy is from Clear Dollar Stamps. He is from a set called Sentimental Puppy. The birthday hat and noise maker is also from Clear Dollar Stamps from a set called Goat. He has such a sweet face.
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Paper Sundaes - Celebrate
Daisy Doodle - Birthday with buttons and bows
Paper Playtime - Anything with a sentiment
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Doodle Pantry Bookmarks

Hi everyone! I have a fun project I did this evening to show you. These are bookmarks made using the set called "Critter Tops" from Doodle Pantry. There are seven animals in the set, I did not use the ants. I used the outline set but there is also a colored set of the same images.
Here is a closer picture of the Birdie and the Turtle.

At Try It On Tuesday challenge they wanted us to alter something from Christmas wrapping. I didn't have anything like that but I did alter a Christmas project. I purchased this set of wooden bookmarks from Hobby Lobby when they were 50% off just before Christmas. You can see in the picture below how they look. My original idea was to pop off the wooden faces on the bookmarks and then just use the bottom. But, there was three different faces and they were all 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 inches so I left those all on and cut a piece of scratch paper the same size and then drew that around my animals so they are nice and sturdy on the wooden bookmarks.

I also laminated the Doodle Pantry images. I used double sided tape to get them to stay on the wooden Christmas faces of the bookmarks. At Crafty Sentiments they wanted to see bookmarks and that is where this idea all grew from. At Party Time Tuesday they are having an anything goes challenge so I am submitting these into that one also. The set came with 12 bookmarks so I have 6 more to make and then I will be sending them to the hospitals for the kids from Send A Smile 4 Kids. Aren't these going to be just darling peeking over the top of a book. =) Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Big Wipeout!

Since we are celebrating our family Christmas tomarrow I had lots of time to play today. I am going to try and get some scrapbooking done this next year. Now with grandbabies running around I need to try and keep up with their books. I took these pictures just hours after Madi's first big wipeout. It happened with her mommy and I was so glad for that. I would have felt so bad if it would have happened at my house. This girl is always so much on the go that this kind of thing is bound to happen.
I had to laugh though because December is such a busy month for picture taking. Oh well, memories! =) The layout for this scrapbook page came from the challenge "Pencil Lines". Thanks for stopping by and make some wonderful memories of your own.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

In order to celebrate Christmas Day finally getting here I made a card with the Quirky Penguin from Doodle Pantry. I just love how he is dancing. We will be celebrating Christmas with all the family tomarrow so today I am baking pies and getting things ready. I hope you all had a wonderful time with your family and friends!
These are the challenges I am entering this card into:
Stamptacular Sunday - Winter Photo
2 Sisters - Snowflakes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Winter Wishes
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Someone Special (this is going to the Send A Smile 4 Kids hospitals)
Sunday Sketch Challenge - Sketch
Stampin For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Snowflakes
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Christmas Season!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thank You Bunches

Hello All! Can you believe how fast Christmas is approching. I think this will probably be my last card until after Christmas but you never know. This cute image is from Clear Dollar Stamps. This is a digital set called "Jargon Mix". You have to check this set out because there is so many things you can do with it. I just love these flowers. Being cold here in Iowa seeing some flowers just makes the day better!
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Crafty Creations - Thank You
Creative Inspirations - Anything
Flutter By Wednesday - Butterflies
Party Time Tuesday - Ribbon
Try It On Tuesday - Anything
Paper Playtime - Anything with a sentiment
Corrosive Challenge - Anything but Christmas
Crafty Pad - Anything but Christmas
One Stitch at a Time - Anything
Thanks so much for stopping and I hope you Christmas season is going wonderfully!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Blog Hop day for Clear Dollar Stamps

Today day is the Blog Hop day for Clear Dollar Stamps. We do this once a month and I always love the themes they pick out. For December the theme is "White as Snow". We can use that theme however we would like. If you are hoping along and have come from Cassie's wonderful blog than you are in the right spot. If not, you will want to start over at the Clearly iStamp Blog so you don't miss anything. The stamp set I choose to use is a Digital set and called Manager Lamb. Isn't this just a precious scene. Now to continue the hop you will go to Christi's great blog to see what she has created. These are the challenges I am submitting my card into:
Creative Inspiration - All white except image
For Fun - Christmas
Little Red Wagon - Christmas
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Crimbo Crackers - Embossing
Glitter Fairies - Easel

Stampin' for the Weekend - Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's - Anything goes for Christmas
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week before Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Beaver Hello

Hello says this adorable Beaver. These adorable little animals can cause so much damage but not this little cutie. This little guy is from Doodle Pantry you know all of Laurie's animals are harmless. He is from a set called Beaver Hello. I also used the Santa Accessories set to put a hat on him. He had grass under him so I used the snow to cover that up.
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
All Sorts - Blue and brown
Sweet Stampin' - Sparkle and bling
Totally Gorjuss - Someone special (this will go to one of the hospitals for the kids)
Sweet Stop - Sketch
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Paper Shelter fun at Sketches by Carly

Have you joined in the fun over at Sketches by Carly? You really "need" to! This is the super fun sketch that Carly gave us to play with. The sponsor for this challenge is "Paper Shelter". The image I used on my card is one they gave us to play with she is called "Dew Drops". She is just darling. Paper Shelter is giving away a $20.00 gift certificate so come and join in the fun!
These are the challenges I am entering this card into:
Sketches by Carly - Sketch
Cute Card Thursday - Stripes
Flutter By Wednesday - Fairy
Come and Get It - Green, red, plus 1 color - I choose pink
Daring Cardmakers - Stripes and dots.
Thanks for stopping by and come join in the fun at Sketches by Carly!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Birthday Gift Card Holder

For our boys and their girlfriends for birthdays we give gift certificates to the gas station. Funny, we didn't do that this year for one of our boys and he was so disappointed. So back to giving them free gas for their vehicles. So it doesn't get much easier than that! On the 20th our Granddaughters mom is having a birthday. I found this great tutorial for this totally adorable gift card holder on the Clearly iStamp blog. It took me longer to pick out the paper that I wanted to use than it took to make this. It was so easy! Give it a try today. The fun circle stamp is from Clear Dollar Stamps. It is called Cupcake Birthday Tag. I stamped the cupcake twice so it is layered. All you do is untie the bow and the gift card is inside. Cassie made these for Christmas gifts so I just changed the theme. Thanks for the inspiration Cassie!! =)
These are the challenges I am submitting this project into:
Sarah Hurley - Coloring
Southern Girls - Let's Celebrate
Daisy Doodle - Something Sweet
Thanks so much for stopping by and if you need a quick gift card holder give this a try! Super easy and lots of fun!

Digi Day at Clear Dollar Stamps

WooHoo it's Digi Day for December at Clear Dollar Stamps!! Yeah!! I have two sets to show off today. There are 13 sets that are being released this month. That is lucky #13! They are all just adorable. The first set I used is called "Snowman Wishes". There are 14 stamps in this set. I used the PNG stamps and combined two of the snowpeople with the sentiment below. =) I totally love the orange with the blue on this card.
The second set I used is called "The Light of Winter". With so much of winter left I thought this was really a beautiful set. The set comes with 5 stamps. I just love the sentiment I choose to use on this card. It is something we all need to think about.

Now if you would like to see all the sets being released this month you can hop on over to the Clearly iStamp blog which is the blog for the Clear Dollar Stamps company. Trust me they are all just totally adorable! Have a wonderful rest of the week and enjoy the Christmas season!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Green and Purple Elvin

Have you ever seen a happier toad? He just makes me smile. This is Elvin the Toad. He lives at Digital Delights but he can come and live with you in your computer. =)
The layout for this card came from Try Stampin' on Tuesday. The color combo of green and purple came from Crafty Sentiments this week. Finally, over at All Sorts they only wanted to see two colors so this worked out great. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the season!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Lava Lamp Fun

Did you have a Lava Lamp? I wasn't lucky enough to so I made sure my boys did. I don't think they thought it was as cool as I did. =) This adorable Lava Lamp came from a digital stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps. The set is called Let Your Light Shine. There are 4 different kinds of lamps and 6 different sentiments. How fun!! It was released last month and I haven't had a chance to use it. I mailed all my Christmas cards today so I am done with that. I have to say it feels good.
These are the challenges that I am submitting this card into:
Crafty Pad - No birthday or Christmas
CR84FN - Coral, light pink, and aqua
Make It Monday - Anything
Just Us Girls - Center step card
Crazy Challenge - More than one fold
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Fancy folds
Craft Your Passion - Tag your it
Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you are finishing up your Christmas cards then you can relax and enjoy the holiday!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Madi's Birthday Card

Tomarrow is Madi Boo's birthday. She is our youngest granddaughter and I can not remember how the "Boo" got added to her name but it has stuck and now that is just who she is. She repeats it and just cracks us all up. We are going to celebrate next Sunday by having a birthday party at a kid's inside playground. She has no idea it is her birthday so we are having the party when it is convenient for everyone. We figured we could get away this it this year but next year she will know more what it going on. =) For her card I am using the Doodle Pantry Balloon Ants and Turtle Hello. I used the PNG files so I could combine the two sets. How fun. You can see by the tag I am no artist. I struggled making the "1st". Oh well!
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Corrosive Challenge - Anything but Christmas
One Stitch at a Time - Use digi
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Birthday
Sweet Stop - Sketch
Flutter By Wednesday - Butterfly
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Feeding the Winter Birds

Do you have any snowmen in your neighborhood that are this friendly? I just love this image, I think it is just darling! The image was free from Sliekje. All of her images are free for the taking and there are a ton of them. Enjoy them!
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Card Patterns - Sketch
Secret Crafter - All creatures great and small
Sweet Stampin' - Things with wings
Totally Gorjuss - Let it snow
Winter Wonderland - Snow
Digi Doodle - Nature
Dutch Dare - Winged things
Paper Play - Snowman
Thanks for stopping by and have a great crafting day!

Polka Dotted Poinsettia Joy

Good grief I am having a horrible time with my internet today! Is anyone else having an problems or is it just me? Sometimes I seem to have problems when no one else does? Ever feel that way?!? Today I have made a fun Christmas card. I used a stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps and it is called Poinsettia Joy. I paper pieced the whole flower and had a lot of fun putting it together.

These are the challenges I am entering this card into:
Sketchbook Saturday - Sketch
2 Sisters - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut - Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - Traditional Christmas colors
Our Creative Corner - Ruffles
Card Makin' Mamas - Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity - Red, Green, and Cream
Crafty Catz - Anything
Pattie's Creations - Christmas

Raise the Bar - Christmas
Stampin' for the Weekend - Christmas
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the weekend!

Friday, December 9, 2011

It's a new sketch from Carly!

This week over at Sketches by Carly we have a new totally fun sketch to work with! Our sponsor this week is Paper Shelter. I didn't have any of their stamps so it was fun using this cutie! My stamp is called "Santa's Helper". What a darling face. Paper Shelter is giving away a $20.00 gift certificate but you can't win if you don't play with us at the Sketches by Carly challenge!

These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Craft Your Passion - Anything with glitter
The Pink Elephant - Snowflakes and sparkle

Creative Inspirations - Snow much fun

For Fun - Christmas Sparkle

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Christmas
Thanks so much for stopping by now hop on over and join in the fun at Sketches by Carly we all can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Antique Ornament

Hi all. I thought I would show you what I am sending my Grandparents for a Christmas card this year. My grandpa is 90 and my grandma is 91. They still live in their own apartment and do pretty well on their own. My parents go and play cards with them every afternoon. That must be wierd having your retired son and daughter-in-law come for the afternoon. They all just crack me up! If you feel old some days just think about that. They are both so cute! The set I used for their card is from Clear Dollar Stamps called Antique Ornaments. They don't set up a tree anymore so they will enjoy this ornament.
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Crazy Challenges - Anything
My Time to Craft - Vintage Christmas
Crafty Creations - Card with sentiment
Little Red Wagon - Vintage Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything
Pals Paper Arts - Putin' on the Ritz
Southern Girls - Ribbon madness
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Inchies Treat Holder

Hi everyone! I have a totally adorable idea to show you today. First of all, I saw this idea at Dawn's Stamping Studio. But, she is a Stampin' Up Lady and I don't have the punches she used so I had to improvise. I will let you know farther down the dimentions I used. But, if you are interested in the project check her blog out first to see basically how it is put together.
Above are the closed boxes. Now keep in mind that the "Jesus" square on top of the box is a 1inch square. So these things are tiny. The stamp set I used on this project is from Clear Dollar Stamps. The set is called Christmas Inch Stamps.This next picture shows them in their stages of opening. You lift the ribbon and out pops a Starburst treat.

Now above is me holding the box open. These are my dimentions - For the box I used a strip 1 1/4 inch by 5 3/8 inches. I scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4, then 5. The bottom and top (this is where she used one of the punches I didn't have) is a 2 1/4 inch square. I then took that square and scored 1/2 inch on all four sides. I cut the corners to make that piece foldable. Also, I didn't have any of the Window Sheet she was talking about. You will need a hard piece of plastic, I cut apart one of my Spellbinders plastic containers. I also do not have any of the other punches she used to decorate the box. I just used the stamp set and cut around the frame, for the inside circle my punch was a 1 inch circle. I say just use whatever you have in your room and have a great time! If you have any questions, you can email me and I will try to help.

These are the challenges I am submitting this fun project into:

Daisy Doodle - Something sweet

Crafty Cardmakers - Heat emboss

Creative Card Crew - 'Tis the Season

Party Time Tuesday - Holiday Greetings

Tuesday Throwdown - Celebrate the Season

Scor-Pal - Last minute Christmas ideas that use your Scor-Pal.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully creative week!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

1st Day of Christmas

I do have to say I am glad we don't celebrate 12 days of Christmas. I don't think I could afford what they say these 12 days cost. I heard someone talking about it the other day on the radio. =) But, we can all afford the 12 Days of Christmas over at Doodle Pantry. This set has so many possibilities! The 12 Days of Christmas set also comes in color with digital papers to match.. I have used the black and white set three times and my three cards are totally different. The layout from this card is from Card Positioning Systems. Over at All Sorts they wanted a circle project so this worked out fun.
I made it an easel card to fit into the Glitter Fairies challenge. At Come and Get It they wanted to see any kind of Christmas project. Finally over at Paper Sundaes we could pick what toppings we wanted to use and I choose Red, Stripes, and Die Cuts. Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the week and the countdown till Christmas.

I'm doing a hand stand for joy!

Ok you got me this isn't a self-portrait. If I could do a hand stand I would. But --- well, that just wouldn't be wise. So I am sitting in my chair doing a happy stamp dance! =) I am rejoining the Digital Delights Design Team. WooHoo! I'm really excited about that. So to celebrate I colored "Hand Stand Coco the Clown". He can do all the crazy tricks to help me celebrate.
The layout for this card came from Dutch Dare Challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by and helping me celebrate! Have a happy day! =)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Windowbox Christmas Wishes

Well, we are getting our first snow for this winter season today in Iowa. How is the weather in your neck of the woods? It is a good day to stay inside so I made a card using the Windowbox Wishes set from Clear Dollar Stamps. This snowman's face just cracks me up. He looks scared of that little birdie. =)
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
CCEE - Snowflakes and bling
Stampin' for the Weekend - Friends (well the look on his face I'm not too sure they are friends)
Crafty Catz - Colors of Christmas and sparkle
Pattie's Creations - Christmas
Raise the Bar - Christmas
Bah Humbug - Cute Christmas Critters
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - Let it snow
Sweet Stampin' - Snow
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
2 Sisters - Punch or dies
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the weekend! Stay safe if you are getting bad weather!

Winter Fun for the Kids

Happy December 3rd everyone! Wow, December!! This is our only challenge this month for Send A Smile 4 Kids. We are celebrating Winter Fun for Kids this time. My image is from one of our sponsors, Sassy Cheryl. The image is called Sledding Snowman. He just made me smile! =)
Sassy Cheryl is giving a $5.00 Gift Certificate, Stamp Fairy is giving a $9.00 Gift Certificate and Whimsy Stamps is giving away 5 free image. So you gotta come on over and play with us at Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge. We all want to see you Winter Fun for kids creations!