Monday, March 28, 2011

Surf's Up Dude!!

It's monday morning which means a new challenge over at the Happy Monday Challenge with Deedee's Digis! Yeah. This week we would love to see you make a card for a kid. I choose to make a card for a teenager. Those seem more hard for me so that is why I choose it. The image I am using is from a set called "Surf's Up!". The inside of the card says, "it's your day - enjoy it!" The layout for this card came from Crazy 4 Challenges. At Charisma Cardz they wanted to see a teen birthday card. At Birthday Sundaes they wanted to see a spring birthday card. At both Stampin B's and Sisterhood of Crafters they both wanted to see projects for males. Thanks so much for stopping and I really hope you join us for the Happy Monday Challenge. I can't wait to see what you make!

Friday, March 25, 2011

It's a texture challenge at Tellen's Place!

It's friday!! Whoot whoot!! That means another fun challenge over at Tellen's Place! This week we want to see texture. You can use any kind of texture you would like. I choose to add flowers to the basket and popped up some fun little butterflies. I really hope you join us because I love to visit everyones blog and see all the creativity!
The layout for my card came from the Midnight Madness challenge. At Hand Stamped they wanted to see flowers. Finally at Flutter By Wednesday they wanted to see a butterfly or two. Thanks so much for stopping and I really hope you join us this week at Tellen's Place Terry is even giving a free image away. It is a girl with pom pom's - oh gooness I can't wait to see what you all do with them!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Snowmen?

Yep you are seeing right. That is the kind of mood I was in today. For my Christmas in March card I use the new stamp of the month set from Clear Dollar Stamps. The set is called Yearly Occassions. It is free this month with a purchase of $50. or more. Then you can fancy any kind of mood you are in. I combined it with the set called Holiday Patterns. The layout for this card is from Creative Sketches, they wanted us to use this layout and add a holiday. At CCEE they are have a Christmas challenge this week.

The fun colors for this card came from Play Date Cafe. At Lili of the Valley they wanted to see punches. Finally, over at Pals Paper Arts they wanted to see embossing. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope the snow is melting wherever you are. =)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Roses Notebook

I made this notepad for my Mom. She is a list maker. I have followed in her footsteps there. After Christmas our Michaels store had tons of these pads, yes they are decorated with Christmas and winter items but I cover that up. I purchased several, ok lots, of these at 90% off. Gotta love that. My Mom loves it, she gets much needed notepads and I get to make them and watch her face light up. The roses and sentiment on the book are from a set called Roses to Die for from Clear Dollar Stamps. It is a new set for the month of March. I also used the dies called Blooming Bouquet Die Set. They match perfectly with the roses. The sketch on the front of the pad is from Card Positioning Systems.
At Creative Inspirations they are having a "no square card" challenge. At For Fun Challenge they wanted to see flowers and a sentiment. At both Tuesday Throwdown and Secret Crafter wanted to see a project not a card this week. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your creations make someone smile today! =)

You Can Bug Me Anytime!

I just love Ladybugs. I wonder are they all over the world? Around here they are a sign of spring and summer. =) We all love those kinds of signs. This cute (legless) ladybug is from a set called Ladybug Hugs from Clear Dollar Stamps. I wanted this one to look like he just flew in and landed on the flower so I cut his legs off. Sounds kinda scary huh. He really didn't mind too much. The layout for this card came from Twisted Sketches they also wanted to see buttons on our project. At Totally Gorjuss the challenge this week was buttons.
At Both Crafty Calendar and Card Cupids they both wanted to see something about spring. Finally, at Let's Ink It Up they wanted to see a diecut or punch. My scallops down the side were made with the QuicKutz scallops die. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope things are looking springy around your place.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Digis from Doodle Pantry!

Are you ready for some new beautiful digital stamps? I'm sure you are and today is your lucky day! Over at Doodle Pantry Laurie has released four new stamp sets. They are all so different that you will want them all! I used the stamp set called "He is Risen". This is such a beautiful set. There are two images of the tomb and six different sentiments to use with the image. The sentiment I used is one that I split up.
The picture that I had of this card in my mind was showing the tomb on the inside of the card and by opening the card you were looking into the tomb. I wanted the first words to give the impression they were coming from inside the tomb. I can't even image what that would have been like to be there. It gives me shivers just to try to think of seeing God's son dying on the cross and raising from the dead. Wow!
Hop on over to see all the other stamp sets Laurie is releasing today at Doodle Pantry. You will "need" them all! =) have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 21, 2011

It's a Sketch at the Happy Monday Challenge

What a fun sketch! My tag on top slides out to reveal the Jelly Bean Prayer. This is a brand new stamp set from Deedee's Digis. I can hear the birds singing right now - a beautiful sign of spring. Easter seems a little late this year but that will be good for planting our potatoes. Sping is on it's way! Yeah!!
Now remember that Deedee is offering a free stamp if you play with us and you use one of her stamps. It really is a cutie this week. Although I always just fall in love with her stamps. They are always so happy. So make sure you hop on over and join the fun for the Happy Monday Challenge with Deedee's Digis. I can't wait to see what great ideas you all come up with! Have a happy day!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

More Blog Hop Fun!

"It's a Zoo!" That is our theme this month at the Clear Dollar Stamps blog hop. Someday don't you feel like that?!? If you came from Barb's blog than you are in the right spot. If you just stopped here than you will want to start over at the beginning of the hop at the Clearly iStamp blog. You won't want to miss out on any of the fun projects.
The lion came from a stamp set called Zoo Critters. I put two different sentiments together to come up with my sentiment on the tag. I just had to incorporate the word "roaring" with this little guy. Now remember to leave me a comment because we don't know who's blog Lori will choose to receive a prize. Your next stop on the hop is Shell's blog. Have a super good day and have fun on the hop!! =)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Aquamarine Hydrangea

Today I had a few minutes alone so I thought I'd put it to good use and do something fun. I just love this Hydrangea stamp. It is new this month from Clear Dollar Stamps. I think because it brings back childhood memories of my Grandmother. The layout for this card is from Pals Paper Arts. At both Crafty Catz and Stampin' for the Weekend they both wanted to see Mother's Day projects.
The beautiful blue came from If the Shoe Fits. They wanted us to be inspired by aquamarine. At Creative Cottage they wanted to see spring. Then finally at Tuesday Throwdown they wanted us to use lace on a project. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful happy day! =)

Time To Bloom Blog Hop!

Can you believe it spring is almost here! Yeah!! I can't wait. So to celebrate we are having a blog hop with Deedee's Digi's. If you came from Sandy's blog you are on the right track. If you just popped in here you will want to start at the Crafting with Deedee's Digis Blog. For my project I used the stamp set Cup of Joy.
I am sure of it now that red and yellow are my favorite color combo. I just love using those colors together. They are both so happy for me. Now if you are ready to hop along you will need a comment here on my blog and then move on to Shelly's Blog. Have a fun time seeing all the spring blooming projects. Have a great day!

Sports Challenge over at Tellen's Place

Woohoo it's friday! That means it is a new challenge over at Tellen's Place. This week we would love to see your "sports" themed cards. I used Jessica riding her bike. I'm not really a sports person. So really any kind of activity is sports to me.
I really hope you join us over at Tellen's Place for the sports challenge. I would love to see your creativity!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Digi Stamps at Clear Dollar Stamps

It's new digi time for Clear Dollar Stamps. For this release I had the fun of playing with the set called Floral Cross. I choose the cross that had pearls drawn on it. I thought how perfect, I will just follow the outline with pearls. The card is really beautiful in person and can be used for so many different reasons.
Clear Dollar Stamps is releasing five different digital stamps today. Buzz on over to the Clearly iStamp blog to see all that is available! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Monday Challenge for Deedee's Digis

Happy Monday everyone! Hope your weekend went well. Today we have a fun challenge for you over at the Happy Monday Challenge. This week we want you to not only decorate the outside of your card we also want to see the inside decorated. We have Glitterbabe's Digi's sponsoring our challenge this week. So we had a chance to play with her images. This is the one I choose, it is called Too Cute Chick. This could be used for a boy or a girl. A while back I saw a tutorial how to make this gift card holder inside the card. So I thought this was the perfect chance to give this a try. I didn't have a baby gift card so I had to make one.

I followed the tutorial from Dawn's Stamping Studio. I did however cut a slat for the gift card to slide all the way down into the card.
This is such a fun card. I love how the gift card will pop up when the card is opened. I am also submitting this card into the 2 Sisters Challenge. This week they are having an Oh Baby challenge. I really hope you join us for the challenge at the Happy Monday challenge. I would love to see how you all decorate the inside of your cards. Thanks for stopping and have a great monday!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Are You This Happy?

We all should be. We all have a lot of things to be thankful for. Stop and count some of your blessings. This adorable caterpillar is a wonderful creation from Doodle Pantry. I just love this little guy he has such a sweet face. The set is called Caterpillar Swing. The layout for this card is from Corrisive Challenge. At Paper Sundaes Challenge they have a keep it simple challenge. This is simple for me.

At Card Cupids they wanted to see green this week. At Crafty Pad Challenge they wanted to see us use buttons. Finally over at Charisma Cardz they wanted us to make an easel card. I just love this sentiment and had to add in on the inside. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a happy day too!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Happy for you!

Good news, everytime I try to do a clean and simple card it gives me a headache. But, today it ended differently for me. =) This adorable ladybug is from a set called Ladybug Hugs. It is part of a new set from Clear Dollar Stamps. The layout for this card is from Twisted Sketch Challenge. Over at One Stop Craft Challenge they wanted to see clean and simple.
At ABC Challenge this week is P for pearls. Finally over at Totally Gorjuss they wanted to see lace and pearls. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope all your projects make you happy! =)

Friday, March 11, 2011

St. Patty's Day Challenge at Tellen's Place

It's almost St Patty's Day. Do you have all your cards ready? Well, if not today is the day to get started. Over at Tellen's Place this week we are hosting a St. Patty's Day challenge. This fun image is Ally. She has her beloved Teddy with her but she has also found a lucky leprachaun hat. I really hope you join in the fun with us this week because I would love to see you use a Tellen's image and make a St. Patty's day card. Here are some other challenges that are hosting St. Patty's day challenges: Paper Play Challenge, Little Red Wagon, Sisterhood of Crafters. Thanks so much for stopping by and come join in the fun!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Birthday Fun!

Wanna slice of birthday cake? I sure do! This adorable image and sentiment came from Deedee's Digi's. The set is called Wish Big. I not only love the stamp I love the colors in this card. So bright and cheery! The layout for this card came from Midnight Madness Challenge. At Fab 'n Funky they wanted to see a girly card this week.
At Cute Card Thursday they wanted a birthday project. Finally, over at Digi Doodle Shops Best they wanted to see pearls. I used pink ones I hope that counts. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Sweet Baby Giraffe

Awe! Have you colored this adorable giraffe yet? This is my first time and I admit I was afraid of it. But, he turned out so sweet! This beautiful Giraffe is from Doodle Pantry. Laurie really amazes me with her drawing talent! The stamp and three sentiments are called Sweet Giraffe. The layout for this card is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
At Digital Tuesday they wanted us to use a digital stamp and welcome a little one. At Crafty Creations they wanted to see baby blue. So my card became a baby boy card. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a super sweet day!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Cross

Hi all! Yellow isn't usually a color I do too often so when I saw the challenge at Papertake Weekly challenge was lemon zingy I knew I had to try. The beautiful cross stamp set and die are brand new items from Clear Dollar Stamps this month. The die set is called Cross Dies. I also used the stamp sets Cross Messages and Cross Messages Additions. It is hard to tell but the cross is four layers high.
I just fell in love with this sketch and thought it worked perfect. The sketch is from IC Sketches. Then over at My Time to Craft they wanted to see jewels this challenge. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Basket full of Easter Eggs

Green grass! Yeah, I can't wait. =) I am really excited right now. I just found a blog that is new to me. It is called Send A Smile 4 Kids. They send cards to kids in the hospital over the holidays, etc. You will want to check them out! We all have tons of extra cards and just think how you could bring a smile to a sick childs face. Back to the card. The layout for this card is from Crazy 4 Challenges. At the Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge anything goes for kids this week. At The Pink Elephant Challenge they wanted to see spring.
At all three of these challenges they have an anything goes week: Craft Your Passion, Paper Playtime, and Wild Orchid. This adorable basket full of eggs is a new digital stamp from Doodle Pantry. It is part of a set called Easter Egg Sheep. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Pastel challenge at Happy Monday Challenge

Hi all! If you are follower of my blog you know I do not do well with simple clean cards or pastels. Well, this week at the Happy Monday Challenge Deedee wants to see pastels. The stamp I choose to use is called Gifts of Spring. How cute is this little duck! This is as pastel as I can get. I really tried. =)
I hope you come over and join us for the challenge. Remember at the Happy Monday Challenge if you use one of Deedee's images she will send you a free image for joining in. You can't beat that. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Never Ending Card

Have you seen one of these cards? The other day was the first for me and I was so shocked!! I saw a video from Dawn's Stamping Studio. I needed a Get Well card for a 15 year old teenage boy who was struck by a car this week. I feel so badly for the family and him that I just wanted to do something. When I saw over at Order of the Opus Gluei challenge this week they wanted us to try something new. Well, that started this project. This is the front of the card.
Fold open to reveal the first inside.
The next time you will fold up and down the reveal another inside. It didn't want to stay open for a picture.
Finally, the last one is to reveal the back. That is where I will be writing my note to this boy and family.
15 years old is a hard age. I choose this stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps. The set is called Rock On. The sentiments are from a set called Get Well Critters. Most teenagers love music so I thought maybe he would like this. At Stampin' B's they are looking to see music things for their challenge. This boy is in for a long hard recovery so I wanted to send him something to let him know people are praying for him. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to you have a great day!