Friday, April 27, 2012

Grown with Love

These flowers make me smile on a rainy day in Iowa.  =)  This image and sentiment are a digital set from Clear Dollar Stamps.  This was an acrylic set and now is being released in digital form.  The set is called Bless My Bloomers
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
iSpy - Sketch
Crafty 4 Eternity - Spring
Fairy Fun Fridays - Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - no stamping 
Moving Along with the Times - Flowers
Southern Girls - Girly
Little Darlings - Flowers
Emergency Crafters - Bright and Bold
Craft Us Crazy - Favorite Stamp Company (CDS was my first DT so will always hold a big place in my heart!)
Thanks so much for stopping by and remember the rain showers bring us spring flowers! =)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Meet Mr. Gnome

Have you meet Mr. Gnome?  He is from Digital Delights.  He is from a release last summer but this is the first time I have used him.  You know how that is. =)
The sketch for this card is from Sketch Saturday.  At My Mum's Craft Shop they wanted us to use the great outdoors.  In the US people put these Gnomes out in their yards and gardens.  They are really cute little characters.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Birthday Chick

A happy day to all of you!  I have been in the organizing mood so I have been cleaning up my craft room.  Then you know how it goes - enough cleaning, now I need to create!  This darling image is from Bugaboo Stamps.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Catch the Bug - Sketch
Craft Your Passion - Girlie
Creative Monday - Sunshine and yellow
The Pink Elephant - Yellow
Celebrate the Occasion - Birthday with ribbon
Crafty Sentiment - Child
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon
Crafty Creations - Little Girls
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great rest of the day!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Have a fANTastic day!

One quick card to show you before I'm off for the evening.  This card is using the new set from Doodle Pantry called Ant Accents.  You know Laurie's Ants, they are always up to something.  This is a set that you can add them to any other stamp set you have.  There are several different poses and new sentiments.  This sentiment and ants were already made up as part of the set.  I thought the sentiment was just fun!
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Tuesday Alchemy - Black and White
Twisted Tuesday - For kid and funny sentiment
Shopping our Stash - Things using "B" - black, bugs, bling, and buttons
Fetch A Sketch - Sketch
Thanks for stopping by!

Lettuce Get Together

Hehehe!  What do you think of that sentiment?  I just love sentiments like that. I know "corny", but I think they are so funny!  Anyway, this card is made with a digital stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps.  The set was an acrylic set and just recently made into a digital set.  The set is called "Charlie Garden".  This card made me smile and I hope it did the same to you.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Frosted Design - Sketch
My Time to Craft - Gardening Gem
Oldie but Goodie - Garden (the paper has been sitting around for years)
Cupcake Inspiration - Garden
The Squirrel and The Fox - Food
Thanks for stopping by and hope you day is grand!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Clown Birdie for a Birthday

This adorable clown is part of a new digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry this month.  If you know Laurie's stamps you will recognize this fun birdie all dressed up like a clown.  The set is called Clown Birdie.  I then added the balloons and the sentiment from the Birthday Accessories set.  I totally loved coloring this little cutie.  But, you know me brights are my colors. =)
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Critter Sketch - Sketch
Paper Playtime - Birthday 
Crafty Boots - No Girls Allowed
Daisy Doodles - One for the Boys
Make My Monday - Boy with bird or animal
Paper Sundaes - Get Cute
Here Comes the Boys - Little boys
Fat Pages and Cards with attitudes - Faces
4 Crafty Chicks - Boys dig it
Paper Play - Animal Antics
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Scripture card

Did you have a wonderful weekend?  I hope you did.  I have found a couple new challenges.  This scripture is from a challenge called Word Art Wednesday.  They are giving a free scripture every week to use on your project.
These are the challenges I would like to submit this card into:
iSpy - Sketch
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Pastels
The Crafty Pad - Fancy edging
Little Birdie Blessing - Any Scripture
Word Art Wednesday - Habakkuk scripture
Fab 'n' Funky - Lace and Pearls
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again this week!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sweet Somethings

Still having fun in my craft room. =)  It's been a great day for me.  The card below uses a very old stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps.  I must also add this is the first time I have inked it up.  Only because there just isn't enough crafting time in a day.  I know you are agreeing with me.  The strawberry and cherry stamp are part of a set called "Lip Gloss Fun".  The sweet sentiment is from another set from Clear Dollar Stamps, but sorry it is no longer available.  
These are the challenges I would like to submit this card into:
Retro Sketches - Sketch 
Crafty Emma - Buttons
Sweet Stampin' - More than 1 ribbon
PINspirational Challenge - Photo inspiration
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great rest of the weekend!

Vintage Bicycle in Bright Colors

Finally a couple of hours to myself.  This afternoon has been fun for me.  When I saw this color combo in a challenge I thought of this bike set right away.  Not too sure why because this is the Vintage Bicycle set from Doodle Pantry.  I was just drawn to color them bright and do the three together.  I know wierd - but that is me. =)
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Card Patterns - Sketch
Just Us Girls - Lime green, hot pink, and orange
Crazy 4 Challenges - Black cardstock
Craft Your Days Away - Metal
Crafts 4 Eternity - Something New (the Vintage Bicycle set is new in April and I had not used it yet)
Daring Card Makers - Tag you're it
Aud Sentiments - Spring Summer Colors
Cute Card Thursday - Metal
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope your day was wonderful too!

For the Boys at Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge

Are you ready for a new challenge from Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge?  If so, then today is the day!  This challenge we are celebrating "boys".  Any kind of boy card will work.  I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps. They are one of our sponsors this challenge.  We are also being sponsored by Karen's Doodles and The Stamp Shoppe. Come on over, have some fun, make a boy card and play along.
The second card I made is using a stamps from The Stamp Shoppe.  I just loved this adorable lion and the perfect sentiment.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day and remember to play along with us at Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sketch #54 at Sketches by Carly

Yeah, it's time for another fun sketch.  Have you been over to Sketches by Carly?  Last week we started this totally fun sketch.  Today I am showing you my card for the sketch.  Isn't this fun turtle just so cute?!?  Carly also created this fun little creature.  The set is called "Colorful Turtles" and she is selling this set at Carly's Digi Shop.  I used the non-colored image and had some fun!  I just love the color combo of pink and brown.  

We are being sponsored by Di's Digi Designs this challenge.  One to try one of Carly's sketches I'm telling ya you will be hooked!  So come on over and play with us we would love to see what you create!!

I would love to submit this card into these challenges:
Card Makin' Mama's = Girlie
Crafty Catz - Stripes or checks
Fussy and Fancy - Punches and Dies

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dylan and his new friend

Do you need a boy card for any occasion?  Dylan could fit your need.  He is totally adorable and lots of fun to color up not to mention his totally adorable green friend.  Dylan is from Digital Delights.  The frog and wall are also from Digital Delights they are part of a set called Dylan Accessories Set.  He not only has a frog for a friend but also a spider and a snail.  Perfect friends for happy boys.  My boys loved anything that moved and was slimmy.  That's a mom's point of view.  I can't even tell you how many times I heard "guess what I found mom". =)  If you have boys you know what I am talking about.

I would love to submit this card into these challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Sketch
Crafting When We Can - Just the two of us
Cupcake Inspiration - I used the frog
Here Comes the Boys - Little boys
Thanks so much for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Digi Release Day for Clear Dollar Stamps

Hi all!  Hope everyone is doing well.  We have had rain the last couple days here in Iowa.  That is a great sign of spring for us.  Today is the digital stamp release day from Clear Dollar Stamps.  This month they are releasing 9 brand new stamp sets.  They are also releasing three older poly stamps into digital form.  The first set I have to show you is called "Special Lady".  This is a beautiful lady set.  Perfect for the upcoming Mother's day holiday.
 The next set I used is a set called "Daisies for Her".  This set is just adorable.  All kinds of bunches and single daisies to use however you would like.  I choose just to use one of the generic sentiments from both of these sets to show that are for everyday cards also.

Now you will want to see all the new sets being released by Clear Dollar Stamps.  Go on and hop on over to the Clearly iStamp blog.  It is a great release this month and you don't want to miss out. =)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Blog Hop day for Clear Dollar Stamps

Are you read for a fun hop?  I hope so because today is the April hop for Clear Dollar Stamps.  This month our theme is We're Not Horsin' Around.  We are featuring our Charlie and Charliene stamps.  If you have come from our wonderful Lisa's Blog than you are on the right track.  If not, you will want to start over at the Clearly iStamp Blog so you don't miss anything.  I choose the stamp set called Charlie Summer Fun.  With this set you will receive this Charlie with the floatie around his waist and Charliene relaxing in a lawn chair, plus 6 different sentiments.  

I cut off Charlie's legs and put him in the water.  Then I put him into a shaker box with tiny blue beads.  The shaker boxes take a lot of time to make but they sure are worth the effort in the end.  You can see a little of the shine from the transparency of the shaker box.  Now off on the rest of the hop.  You are now going to Jennifer's Blog.  Have a wonderful time and remember to leave us all a comment so you are in the drawing for the grand prize.  I would love to enter this card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch - Sketch
Frosted Design - Weather
CRAFT - Photo inspiration - I used the water.
Crafts and Me - 3D embellishments (shaker box and flowers)
Sentimental Sundays - Frame It
Stampin' Sister's in Christ - Transparancy

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Have you meet Dotty and Smarto Dog?

Have you meet Dotty or Smarto Dog yet?  They are part of this month's release from Digital Delights.  Aren't they just darling.  Usually I match my paper then start coloring.  Well, this time I did it backwards for me and I paid the price.  I colored my image first.  I knew I wanted Dotty's dress done in navy and white.  Well, navy is a very hard paper to match from all the paper I have to choose from.  This paper is a wood look in navy so I went with it.
I would like to submit this card into the Critter Sketch challenge.  They are looking to see a critter or two.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you day is going well and will continue!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April showers bring - out the Ants

April showers bring May flowers - nope - bring out the Ants to play!!  Isn't this just an adorable image.  It is one of the new images from Doodle Pantry this month.  The set is called "Umbrella Ants".  With this  set you will receive this image, two different digi papers, and four sentiments. You know what is ever better about this set?  You will receive it free right now with any purchase!!  That's right you can be coloring up these cuties in just a few minutes yourself or use the already colored image.

I would love to submit this card into these challenges:

Sweet Sunday Sketch - Sketch
Oldie But Goodie - April showers (the paper I have been "saving" for a couple years and the ribbon is a treasure I hope will never run out that I have had for several years)
Papertake Weekly - April showers
Party Time Tuesday - Water
PINspirational - Photo of yellow rainboots, red jacket, and blue house in background
Paper Playtime - Umbrella
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Joyful (These ants found joy in a rainy day)
Thanks so much for stopping by have a happy day!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sketches by Carly #53

Hi everyone!  Hope all is well. Have you played along at Sketches by Carly?  If not, you will want to join in the fun.  You know me and how much I love the Sketches by Carly.  The card below was made with this challenges sketch.  How fun is this!  Our sponsor this challenge is Sweet and Sassy.  These two adorable bugs are from them and I just love those faces.

I would love to submit this card into these challenges:
CRAFT - Spring
Crafts and Me - Butterflies and Bows
Flutterby Wednesday - Butterfly
Creative Card Crew - Spring
Twisted Tuesday - Clouds - mine are made with chalk
Daisy Doodle - Spring
Made Especially for You - Card using a digi image
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you come on over and play with us at Sketches by Carly!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Meet Scardy Cat from Digital Delights

Today is the new release stamp day for Digital Delights.  Have you meet Scardy Cat yet?  If you are thinking he looks a little like the Lion from the Wizard of Oz then you are thinking right.  You will have to hop on over to the Digital Delights blog and see this whole new set.  All the little critters are just so fun!  I had a blast coloring this cutie up.

I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Deconstructed Sketches - Sketch
Do You Stack Up - Friendly Critters
My Mum's Craft Shop - Animal
Thanks so much for stopping by and you will want to come on over to the Digital Delights to see the whole set for this month - they are darling!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Floral Cross for Easter

Happy spring everyone.The weather has been so beautiful around here.  I made this card using the digital stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Floral Cross.  My purples match perfect on the card but it doesn't look so well in a photo.  You know how that goes.

I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Deconstructed Sketches - Sketch
Craft Your Days Away - Easter
One Stop Craft - Easter
Card Crafters Circle - Easter
Card Makin' Mamas - Easter
Raise the Bar - Religious Easter
4 Crafty Chicks - Easter
Aud Sentiments - Easter
Charisma Cardz - Easter
Cute Card Thursday - Easter
Sarah Hurley - Easter
Paper Sundaes - Easter
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thai Dragon Fruit

I gotta admit when I saw this stamp set I was so confused!!  We don't see any Thai Dragon Fruit in the produce section of our grocery stores in Iowa. =)  This is a new set from Doodle Pantry it is called Thai Dragon Fruit.  There is also a colored version of the stamp.  Pink and green just like mine.  I thought that couldn't be right so I googled it.  Well, that is what it looks like.  I love pink and green together so I got excited.  I know goofy, oh well.  I obviously have never eaten one of these since I didn't even know they exhisted until now.  I would love to hear from someone who has tried it and what it takes like!!  Please fill me in. =)

I would love to submit this card into these challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle - Spring
Crafts 4 Eternity - 3 of a kind
Crafty Catz - Digi
Thanks so much for stopping by.  At Doodle Pantry  she are releasing a whole bunch of new stamp sets, new paper sets, and some older sets now colored so hop on over and see what fun we are having.