Thursday, January 31, 2013

"Olive" you!

Oh My Land!  I have two great digital stamp sets to show off today!  The first set is called "Olive You" the other set is called "Bottles and Jars" they are both from Doodle Pantry.  As you can see I combined the two sets.  Now I want to eat olives?!?  I use the program Microsoft Office Word to combine the two sets.  This card was so much fun to also color up.
I had to show you the inside of my card because I just love the olives on the toothpick too.  You gotta check these sets out!  The Olive set comes with 4 different digi papers, 2 olive images, 6 sentiments, plus the olives come colored in green olives and ripe olives.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Different Corner
Ruby Rainbow - Valentines
Celebrate the Occasion - Green, white, plus 1 (red)
Shopping Our Stash - Valentines (old paper)
Crafty Boots - Something New (digital stamps)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you got a chuckle out of this card.  It made me happy to create.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Try Stampin' On Tuesday #103

Happy Tuesday!  It's new challenge day over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.  We have a fun new sketch for you today.  I choose to use a stamp set that was just released from Clear Dollar Stamps.  The set is called Tiny Dino.  The set comes with two different dinos, digi paper, and sentiments.  It really is a fun set for boys.
I made this card for the Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch challenge but would also like to submit this card into these challenges:
All Sorts - Male theme
Card Makin' Mamas - Clean and Simple
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come on over and join in the fun with us!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentines Ewe

It's the perfect day to stay inside and craft.  That's exactly what I did.  My card for today is using the free image from Bugaboo Stamps called Valentine Ewe.  He is a cutie pie!
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafting When We Can - Red and White
Stella Says - Sketch
The Squirrel and The Fox - Something New (stamp)
A Gem of a Challenge - Any Holiday
Brown Sugar - Valentines
Crafty Catz - Buttons
4 Crafty Chicks - Buttons
CRAFT - Valentines
Ruby's Rainbow - Valentines
Thanks for stopping by and hope your day was crafty.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Another sympathy card

I made another sympathy card this evening.  I am not sure what one I am going to give away.  I went with two completely different looks and not I can't decide.  I'll sleep on it and take another look at them in the morning. =) For this card I used a digital set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Endless Beginnings. This beautiful set comes with 11 different sentiments and this beautiful dove.  The dove comes colored or in outline form.
I used these challenges to make this card:
Crafty Sentiments - White on White except for image
CCEE - Sympathy
Daring Cardmakers - Embossing
Shopping our Stash - Oldest Ribbon (not sure if this is my oldest ribbon but I have had it for a long time, this was the last of it.)
Thanks for stopping by and if you would like give me your opinion on what card to give.

Sympathy Card

I find sympathy cards are the hardest to make.  I'm sure you think the same.  You want to make sure you say the right things at such a difficult time in a persons life.  This card is going to a friend who just lost her grandpa.  I thought I would go simple with the saying.  This sentiment is part of a free Sympathy Sentiments digital set from Doodle Pantry.  The beautiful dies are from my December crafting kit from Amazing Paper Grace.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafting By Deisgn - Polka Dots 
Crafting for all Seasons - Buttons and Bows
Fab & Funky - Any color combo (pink, blush, and green)
Digital Tuesday - Any color combo
Stampin' Royalty - Polka Dots
Papertake Weekly - Ribbon and Bows
CCEE - Sympathy
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge

Tuesday always starts a new sketch challenge over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.  WooHoo!  For the sketch this week I used a digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry.  It was just released this month.  This fun little guy is called Cupid Turtle.  This cutie comes in outline or colored form.  He also comes with four different digi papers, also 5 sentiments.
 I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafty Boots - Something new (stamp set)
Pile It On - Hearts
Crafts 4 Eternity - Punch It (Stampin' Up edge punch)
Craft Us Crazy - Love
Crafty Ribbons - Love
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will come and join in the fun at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Girlie Heels!

I am a total shoe freak and I am very happy to announce that I am sharing this love with my granddaughter.  She is being taught well.  But, I do have to say I didn't learn it from a stranger - my mother is worse than I am.  As I was growing up I wanted to be a shoe model, just so I could try on shoes all day.  The perfect job!!  I just love coloring all the high heels from Bugaboo Stamps.  This one is called Heels - Daisy. So much fun.
I made this card for these challenges:
Catch the Bug - Bingo - flower, bugaboo image, pink
Make My Monday - Sketch
Dream Valley - Girls
Brown Sugar - Hats, heels, or handbags
Paper Playtime - Add some brown
Love to Create - Choose 3 colors (pink, green, and brown)
Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear if you are a shoe lover.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Little Town of Bethlehem

Have you ever participated in a progressive challenge?  This is my first and I'm excited.  Lady Anne is hosting one and it just started this month so there is still time to participate.  This month the sponsor is Crafting with Jack.  One of the stamps I received from Lady Anne is below.  The stamp is called Bethlehem.  I decided since this is my first progressive I should jump all the way out of the box so I went with the color combo lime, white, and gray.  It was fun and I'm glad I did it.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Corrosive Challenge - Put a pin on it
Just Us Girls - Lime, white, and gray
Lady Anne's Challenge - progressive challenge
Cute Card Thursday - Diamonds are forever (my diamonds are the stars)
Crafty Ann's Challenge - 0-flowers, 1- image, 2- papers, 3- embellishments (ribbon, stick pin, and gems)
Thanks for stopping by.

Happy bird-day to you

Happy bird-day - how cute is that!  I just these kind of sentiments. =)  This cute little bird is from Hambo Stamps.  The set is called Caped Chick.  I have colored him up before and just think he is darling!
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Hambo Hoedown - Leftovers (half a piece of DP made this card)
Seize the Birthday - Sketch and Male card
Dutch Dare - Buttons
Cards by Lady Anne - Any sentiment
Thanks for stopping by.  We had snow today in Iowa.  Hope your weather is warmer.

Blog Hop at Clear Dollar Stamps

Today starts our January blog hop from Clear Dollar Stamps.  To start off the year we are celebrating "something new". I am using the set from Lisa called Tweet Houses and am celebrating a new neighbor.  If you came here from Lisa's blog than you are on the right track.  If you just stopped by to say "hi" you will want to start at the beginning of the hop at the Clearly iStamp blog.  This month we are doing something different with prizes for the hop.  You need to leave a comment and every blog on the hop.  Also, make sure you leave your email because we all get to choose one winner from our own blog.  That winner will get the digital stamp set that is used on the blog.  So if you won off of my blog you would win this really fun set called Tweet Houses.  So you have several chances to win! =)
I would like to submit my card into these challenges:
Retro Sketches - Sketch
Card Makin' Mamas - Clean and Simple (the hardest card for me to make)
Cards By Lady Anne - Any Sentiment

Now you will want to hop on over to Cassie's Blog to see what stamp set she has chosen to celebrate something new.  Thanks for stopping by and remember to leave me a comment and your email for a chance to win. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Snow Angel Ants

Have you seen this totally adorable set called Snow Angel Ants from Doodle Pantry?  How fun is this!!  This isn't a new set but I haven't gotten to color this cutie up yet so tonight I started my night of crafting with this set.  All of my gems and snowflake centers are from Pizzazz Aplenty.  Have you visited that site?  I'm addicted - what's new huh?!?
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Pals Paper Arts - Sketch
Charisma Cardz - at least 2 punches (snowflake punches EK Success and Paper Studio)
Crafty Creations - Snowflakes
Fab 'n' Funky - Get Moving (show something in action)
For Fun - January
City Crafter - Winter Blues
Crafty Sentiment - Winter Fun
Papertake Weekly - Baby, it's cold outside 
Love To Create - Sparkle and Snowflake
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a crafty day.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Release day at Clear Dollar Stamps

Yeah, it's digital release day at Clear Dollar Stamps!  Today they are releasing 14 new sets.  How fun is that!  For my first card for the release I choose to work with Little Chickie.  This little guy is just totally adorable!  If you are a fan of Clear Dollar Stamps on facebook you have already seen this card.  This set was release a couple years ago in rubber form now we have it in the digi form.  You know me and word play sentiments so I knew this was the one to be featured on my card.
I want to enter this card into these challenges:
Clear It Out - Circles (my paper is old)
Top Tip Tuesday - Fur or Feathers 
Make My Monday - Die cuts and punches
All Sorts - Dies and punches
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will hop on over to the Clear Dollar Stamps store and check out all the new sets.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

New Butterfly

I have to admit this is the worst start to a new year that I have ever had.  Everything seems to be going wrong.  Anyway, I have decided to change my attitude about everything.  Just the the Serenity Prayer, I am the only thing I can change.  Today I decorated a new journal. New attitude for a new journal.   Sounds good huh??  I used a digital set from Clear Dollar Stamps and it is called New Butterfly.  Perfect name to go with the new attitude.  The flower also comes with the set.  The butterfly also comes closed up separately also landing on the flower.  The set also come with four sentiments.
Below is a picture of the journal before I decorated it.  I purchased it last year after Christmas and it has been sitting around on a shelf in my craft room.  I think I paid 25cents for it.  Gotta love that! =)
I would like to submit this project into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Butterfly
Cards By Lady Anne - Any sentiment
A Gem of a Challenge - New Beginnings
Craft Us Crazy - Something New
Crafty Ribbons - New Beginnings
Crafting for all Seasons - Something New
Crafty Creations - Something New
Flutterby Wednesday - Butterfly
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have had a crafty weekend.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Warm Winter Wishes

Do you need some warm winter wishes today?  This set will surely warm your heart.  It is from Clear Dollar Stamps and called Winter Bear.  I just love those earmuffs. The set comes with two digital papers, this image outlined or colored plus this perfect sentiment.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Dutch Dare - Sketch
Aud Sentiments - Winter sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Beat the Blues
Fab 'n' Funky - Winter
For Fun Challenge - Add a bird
The Perfect Sentiment - Winter Wonderland
PINspirational - Penguins
Cupcake Craft - January Blues
Love to Create - Winter Wonderland
My Craft Spot - Frosty Fun
Thanks for stopping by and happy Friday.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Puppy Hello

Ever have a card that sits on your desk and just can't get put together?  This is what happened to this card.  Just couldn't pull enough time at one sitting to get him all colored and glued.  Finally he is all done and I think he is happy. =)  This adorable little guy is from Bugaboo Stamps.  He is Rottweiler Puppy - hello.  I'm always needing more boy cards to send to the hospitals and this will be one of them.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Corrosive Challenge - Out with the old (this paper has been in my stash for a long long time also the buttons are old)
Catch The Bug - Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - Browns and Teals
Fussy and Fancy - Furry Friends
Shopping our Stash - Old buttons
Thanks for stopping by hope you have some time to finish projects laying around needing some love.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch

Are you looking for a fun sketch to play with?  Well, I have one for you over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch challenge.  Check out all the fun layers.  This great bunch of hot peppers are part of a new digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry.  The set is called Chilli Peppers, you will receive so many parts to this set you will be amazed.  Totally love the sentiment - how fun is that!
I hope you will join us in the sketch fun at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.  I can't wait to see what you create with this sketch.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

New cravings for the new year

What is new in your life now that the new year has begun?  I know two gals that are having babies this summer so I thought I'd take advantage of some crafting time and make them cards.  I used the digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry called Crazy Cravings.  I gotta say this is the first time I have colored a pickle. =)  This set is just adorable and perfect for any new mommy to be.
I am also showing you the inside of this card because I printed the pickle larger the first time but it was just too big for the front of the card so I placed it on the inside.  The front just gets a little pickle.  A mommy to be will eat any size pickle available.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - New beginnings
All Sorts - CAS
My Time to Craft - All about the new
Retro Sketches - Sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity - Something new
CCEE - Baby
Craft Us Crazy - Something new
Cute Card Thursday - Something new
For Fun Challenge - Something new
Twist of Faith - Welcome something new
Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Vacation

I have a friend leaving for vacation on Monday.  She is so excited and I can't say I blame her.  This is the card I am giving her along with a bracelet that is so out of her comfort zone.  But, hey your on vacation, that's what I am going to tell her give it a try. =)  The  digital stamp set is from Clear Dollar Stamps.  It is called Are We There Yet.  The name reminds of vacationing with our kids.  You too??
This is the inside of the card.  Usually I don't show a picture of the inside of my cards because I am putting them together while my picture uploads. =)
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Thinking of you
Dutch Dare - 1 image, 2 ribbon (I used strips of fake suede), 3 designer papers (BoBunny), 4 corners, 5 embellishments (three pearls, 1 brad, 1 ribbon slide)
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great weekend!

Valentines for Send A Smile 4 Kids

Can you believe it?  It's already time to start Valentines Day cards for the kids.  At Send A Smile 4 Kids this challenge is just that, kid friendly Valentines Day cards.  My image is from Saturated Canary the stamp is called Love Letter.  They are one of our sponsors this challenge they are offering 2 free digis of your choice.  We are also being sponsored by Scrapping Memories they are offing 10 free files.  Then finally Joans Garden is offering a $25.00 gift certificate.  Lots of fun prizes this challenge.
For my card I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I hope you will join in the Valentines Day fun at Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy Brrrrrthday!

Have you seen this set of penguins released in December from Clear Dollar Stamps?  They are so adorable and this is the first time I have had to color them up.  These cuties were made by Lisa Lara and she called the set Pal Penguins.  In the set there are three penguins stacked on top of each other.  I used the bottom two for my card.  My sentiment came from a different digital set called Brrrthday Snowman, also from Clear Dollar Stamps.  Lisa did include a sentiment very similar to the one I used however, the happy is sideways so I pulled this from another set.  You know how I love goofy sentiments so this one is perfect for me.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Raise the Bar - Sketch
Cards By Lady Ann - Any sentiment
The Perfect Sentiment - Birthday plus metal (my eyelet and safety pin)
Pals Paper Arts - Pink, grey, and black
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a crafty weekend.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Moo Sheep

Happy New Years Day!  Today we have a new release at Doodle Pantry!  Today I have a card using the set Moo Sheep.  How funny is this!  The set comes with this one image, 8 sentiments, and 3 papers.  The image also comes colored in black and brown spots.
I hope you will hop on over to the Doodle Pantry store and see all the fun new sets being released this month.