Friday, January 30, 2009

A Couple New Fluffles Stamps

Remember how I told you that my neighbor came over an bought 14 of my cards the other day?  Well, with the money she gave me I 'invested' in more stamps, lol.  I say invested, because who knows, maybe she'll come over and want to buy more cards (fingers crossed).  The stamps I bought were some new "Fluffles" stamps, and they are so completely cute.  I love that cat!   Here are my first two creations thus far.

I popped both of the Fluffles images up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  I love this image because you can add almost any sentiment you want  that will fit in his little box.  I am far from done with this little guy.  
Stamps:  Fluffles Frame (Stampendous) & Love Matters (SU)
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Basic Black, Summer Sun, Rose Red DSP, Whisper White
Accessories:  Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, Labels Nestabilities, white gel pen, circle cutter, Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Kiwi Kiss button, Stampin' Dimensionals, 
Sahara Sand, Basic Black, & Pretty in Pink Markers

Stamps:  Fluffles Frame (Stampendous) & Love Matters (SU)
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Whisper White, Baja Breeze DSP
Accessories:  Flower Fusion, Flower Fusion 2, black brads, rhinestone brads, Oval Nestabilities

This last card is a card my 8 year old son made.  It was his design and his color choices.  I didn't help him at all.  Here is what he came up with, and I am VERY proud of him.
Stamps:  Fluffles Snowboard
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss DSP, Whisper White
Accessories:  Blue Gingham ribbon, Sahara Sand, Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, & Tempting Turquoise Markers, 2-way glue pen, 
Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I may be trying to break a record. . .

No, seriously, I'm obviously having fun posting today.  It's a miracle that I have time to post anything with school going on, but one of the kids is doing Math and the other is practicing piano.  I seem to have found some time simply because they are occupied with things that can be done on their own.  Never mind the fact that my floor needs to be vacuumed or that I need to fix my hair before I go grocery shopping. . .lol.  I love my hectic life and wouldn't trade it for anything :D  
This first card is a card I made for a dear friend that is having a baby.  We just found out and are so thrilled for them!  I made the different background dots with my various circle punches and Tangerine Tango paper.  The main color is Appricot Appeal.  I stamped the giraffe in Appricot Appeal onto the Whisper White paper.  I feebly attempted to sew on the card, and as much as I enjoy the little sewing machine I wish I had room to p
ut out my big sewing machine. . .sigh.  I punched a couple of small holes around the giraffes neck and tied some brown thread around him.  I sponged some Baja Breeze on the outside of the Whisper White, and voila!
Stamps:  Wild About You (SU)
Ink:  Appricot Appeal, Baja Breeze
Paper:  Appricot Appeal, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss DSP
Accessories:  sponge, sewing machine, Chit Chat rub-ons, circle punches, 
Baja Breeze ribbon, Oval Nestabilities

This next card was made just for fun (as they are ALL made for fun)!  I am really enjoying using this stamp set Christi gave me.  It is fairly self expanatory if you have seen any of my other posts using this set.  
Stamps:  Butterfly Wings (CD Stamps)
Ink:  Rose Red, Ballet Blue, Green Galore, Basic Grey
Paper:  Ballet Blue, Green Galore, Basic Grey, Rose Red, Whisper White
Accessories:  Rose Red brads, oval cutter, circle cutter, Circle Scallop Nestabilities, 
2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals, glue dots, sponge, 
circles embossing folder

Liquid Applique

I've used the Liquid Applique on cards in the past, but I never explained how to use it.  As you can see from the picture, I used the White Liquid Applique on the fluff of the little girl's coat.  This stuff is really fun to work with.  To use it, you squirt enough over the area to cover what you want covered.  In this case, I decided to add some glitter to her fluff while it was still wet.  I tapped off the excess glitter and then using my heating gun, I heated the Liquid Applique until it puffed.  When you're done heating it, you need to let it cool for a bit, otherwise your puffiness could get flattened and it's not a pretty image :D  I hope you have fun making things puffy!

I must admit when I first bought this set, I obviously really liked it, but didn't know the potential for it until I actually had it in my hands.  I LOVE this set now!  I'm not sure if you can see it in the picture, but I used Crystal Effects on each of the fish to make them appear shiny.  I also popped up the little girl with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I made a fishing pole with a twig stamp, and glued some white string to the pole and under the fish.

Stamps:  Winter Eskimo, What a Hoot-twig (CD Stamps)
Ink:  Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey, Baha Breeze
Paper:  Basic Grey, Whisper White, Baja Breeze DSP
Accessories:  White Liquid Applique, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, heating gun, Crystal Effects, sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Slit punch, Baja Breeze button, Riding Hood Red ribbon

Working with Flower Soft

I bought Flower Soft last month from CD Stamps, because I was very intrigued with it.  I wasn't 100% sure what I was going to do with, so I tried to pick colors that I thought I could get some use out of.  I've used it in past posts before.  If you remember it was used on the Owl, and that was my first attempt.  Then I used it on a Chicken card, and I loved the way it turned out.  It adds such texture to an image.  This time I thought I would try using it to cover a little more "ground" if you will.  

I used Crystal Effects and dabbed it over various parts of the tree.  I didn't want full coverage so this is why I dabbed.  After that, I pulled some of the flower soft out of the container and sprinkled it over the top of the area to be covered.  I like to cover it with a lot and mash it down a bit, then let it dry and tap off the excess.  This is the result.
Stamps:  Season of Friendship (SU)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Green Galore
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Rose Red DSP, Green Galore, Whisper White
Accessories:  Crystal Effects, Flower Soft Heather, Apple Green ribbon, 
Ribbon Trio Nestabilities

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just for Fun

Stamps:  Farm Critters
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Summer Sun, Pacific Point DSP
Accessories:  Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Summer Sun, Real Red, & Sahara Sand markers, Pacific Point ribbon, chipboard, Chit Chat rub-on, Real Red brads, 
Stampin' Dimensionals

I made this card purely for fun.  I hadn't yet used the hen from the Farm Critters set from Clear Dollar Stamps, so I wanted to ink her up.  I really love this color combination together.  I used a 6x6 inch piece of cardstock for the base, and layered from there.  The hen is colored with my Stampin' Write markers, since I do not have copic markers.  I popped her up using dimensionals, and covered the chipboard frame with the DSP and filed it down.  I think by making all of these cards, I'm trying to take my mind off of the fact that new stamp sets are going to be available from Clear Dollar on the 1st of February.  It's driving me crazy. . .I can't wait to see what they come up with next.

Wednesday's Sketch Challenge

Stamps:  Snail Fluffles
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Appricot Appeal, Garden Green, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White
Accessories:  Labels Nestabilities, Real Red, Garden Green, Almost Amethyst, & Appricot Appeal markers, Riding Hood Red ribbon, Swirls embossing folder, paper piercer, 
Greatest Moments rub-ons

I think I may be in love with this Label Nestabilities set.  I can't stop using it. . .lol!  Here is my take on today's Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge.  Along with a sketch I wanted to challenge myself to think outside of my normal colors.  I think I really did that by using this combination.  I really like how it turned out!

On a side note, my neighbor came over the other day and bought 14 of my cards, which included all of my cat themed cards.  I was thrilled that she wanted them and felt very honored that she wanted to purchase them.  This is an attempt to replenish my stock of cat themed cards.  I have a few more "Fluffles" stamps coming in the mail, and I can't wait!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Some Cards from Some RAK

Stamps:  Butterfly Wings (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun
Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss DSP, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Accessories:  Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Lable Nestabilities, Kiwi Kiss ribbon, paper piercer, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamons glitter

The other day I received some amazing RAK from my best friend, Christi.  She sent me the adorable stamp set Butterfly Wings from Clear Dollar Stamps.  Not only that I received a gift certificate to spend at Clear Dollar, so I am anxiously awaiting the unveiling of new stamps :D  As soon as I received the stamp set from Christi, my mind started going crazy with what I could do with this set.  Here are a couple of things I have made so far.
Stamps:  Butterfly Wings (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink:  Basick Black, Pink Pirouette
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink DSP
Accessories:  sponge, black brads, Label Nestabilities, 
Ribbon Tag Trio Nestabilities, black ribbon

As you can see, I've been enjoying this new set, and I have many more plans for it.  Thanks, Christi!

A Card Exchange Amongst the Kids

My best friend moved to Texas in the beginning of December, so I think that I have been feeling so withdrawn because of it.  To cope, we have established a pretty nice card exchange between the 2 of us, and it's working quite nicely.  Her beautiful artwork is displayed in my house, and I send her cards too.  It, along with texting, have kept us pretty close despite the miles.  This makes a little less painful when I wish I could stamp with her rather than my cat. . .lol.  It's kind of funny, because our kids have caught on a bit and started sending cards back and forth as well.  We got this from her 5 year old son just yesterday:  

And these are the cards that my kids (ages 7 & 8) have made for her son:

Now we just need to send our projects to him, and hopefully they can keep their little card exchange going as well :D

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Yes, Another Card for the Day. . .

I made this card for my sister's man, my brother-in-law, who just recently got a new job.  We are so proud of him.  Come to think of it, I have some pretty amazing brothers-in-law.  One of them even comments on my cards here on my blog.  I am very blessed. :D  

I don't have copic markers, but I may take the plunge one of these days.  For now, I will continue to use my Stampin' Up! markers, which seem to do the trick nicely.

Stamps:  Spring Critters, Critter Messages (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey DSP
Accessories:  Almost Amethyst, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, & Mellow Moss markers, circle cutters, Ballet Blue buttons, white taffeta ribbon

A Couple of Coaster Books

I made both of these books with my Bind-it-all system, which is such a blast to use.  In some strange way, I feel like I have some bit of power. . .lol. . .only to create any size book I want.  It is a great system that I bought through Clear Dollar Stamps.  That site has so many crafting things besides just stamps, even though the stamps are completely adorable.  I wait with anticipation every month for the new releases.  Here are the first books I have made with the system.  I used coasters to make both of these books.  The "Love" notebook was made for my mom, and the "Owl" notebook was made as a sketch book for myself.  (I love that little owl)

Stamps:  Love You Much (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Candy Lane DSP, Rose Red DSP
Accessories:  Flower Fusion, Flower Fusion 2, Pretty in Pink brads, 
Rose Red marker, Bind-it-All system

Stamps:  What a Hoot (Clear Dollar)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Paper:  water color paper, some old Stampin' Up! DSP, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Nut Brown Flower Soft, Stampin' Dimensionals, buttons, brown thread, 
circle cutter, Large Circle Scallop Nestabilities, Chocolate Chip ribbon, slit punch,
Bind-it-All System

The Weekend CDS Color Challenge

Before you judge too harshly, there is NO natural light in my house because it is raining outside.  The card itself is really quite cute, so don't pay attention to the fact that the picture isn't that good.  This weekend's color challenge for Clear Dollar Stamps on Paper Craft Planet was to use the colors Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink, Appricot Appeal, and Whisper White.  Linda Borneman hosted the challenge this weekend.  

I started out using a 6x6 piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, a 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 piece of White cardstock, and a 5x2 piece of Appricot Appeal paper that I ran through my tiny bubbles embossing folder.  I stamped 'Mama Kitty' in the white cardstock that I cut using my ovals Nestabilities.  I stamped the pillow on Pretty in Pink DSP, and the 'Mama Kitty' on another piece of white cardstock, and cut them both out.  I used the Stampin' Up! markers, Pretty in Pink and Sahara Sand to color the cat, then glued the pillow on the cardstock, and "popped" the cat up using Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Stamps:  Mama Kitty, Kitty Toys, Thoughtful Notes (all Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Appricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink DSP
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Slit punch, Pretty in Pink ribbon, Pretty in Pink brads

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Clear Dollar Color Challenge

It's been a bit difficult to come up with some time this weekend, because my husband has a 4 day weekend.  It's a great problem to have. . .having him around, but it's made it challenging to find a few minutes in my craft cave.  Here is what I came up with for the weekend Clear Dollar color challenge on Paper Craft Planet.  I love this little bunny from the Spring Critters set from Clear Dollar.  The challenge was to use the colors Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White.  I used my little $10 sewing machine to sew the outside of the Old Olive paper, and once again, I popped the little bunny up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  
Stamps:  Spring Critters
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Candy Lane DSP, Chocolate Chip, textured Pink Pirouette
Accessories:  sponge, sewing machine, heart punch, hodgepodge, blender pen, Chocolate Chip ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Here are a couple of cards I created with the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers for today.  I had fun with this sketch.  This first card uses the stamp set Espress Yourself from Stampin' Up!  Unfortunately this little guy is retired, but still inspires me so I will not be selling him :)  I ended up using Creamy Caramel ink for the coffee cup in the background.  I inked it up really well, then stamped it off on some scratch paper, then stamped it on the paper.  After that I took the sentiment and using Chocolate Chip ink I stamped it over the coffee cup image.  Naturally, (because I seem to be obsessed with sponging), I sponged the outside of the cardstock with Kiwi Kiss.  Here is the result.

Stamps:  Espress Yourself
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Paper:  Hawaiian Papaya DSP, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  sponge, Kiwi Kiss buttons  (wow, that's it)

This next card is what I originally had in mind, but created it last 
since it was already in my mind.  I'm getting older you know, so things slip out of there a little faster these days :)  I basically did the same thing with this one, so there isn't really much to explain.  I just really liked this sketch.
Stamps:  Friendship Flowers
Ink:  Basic Black, Baja Breeze
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red DSP
Accessories:  sponge, Fusion Flowers, Riding Hood Red buttons

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Color Challenge

Today's color challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to use the colors Kraft (or Creamy Caramel), Baja Breeze, and Not Quite Navy. I only happened to get this card in between Roman History and Science. I let the kids have a 20 minute break rather than a 15 minute break, and it's amazing how the creative juices were able to fly with an extra 5 minutes. As a homeschooling mom you have to take the free opportunities when they arise, and they don't seem to "arise" as often as I would like. . .lol. As a matter of fact I am typing bits of this in between spelling words :)

On the description of this card, sigh. This color combination is such a great one. It makes me think of ice and cold, which is how it feels outside today. With that in mind, I had two choices. I started making a card with the whale image from "Winter Eskimo" from Clear Dollar Stamps. I also really wanted to make a card with "Espress Yourself" from Stampin' Up!, but with only 20 minutes I couldn't work that much of a miracle. Maybe later.

I just love this little whale. . .so much so, that I wanted more than one of him on the card. I decided to use the mirror technique. That is done by stamping your image onto a larger flat piece of rubber and then immediately stamping that onto the paper. It will give you a mirrored image. After mirroring the little guy, I used a blender pen and Baja Breeze ink to give him a bit more dimension.
Stamps: Winter Eskimo (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Basic Black, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Baja Breeze DSP
Accessories: Top Note Die, Swirls embossing folder, Curly Label punch, blender pen, Baja Breeze ribbon, Slit punch, black brads

Saturday, January 10, 2009

My KWerner Color Challenge

Here is what I came up with for the KWerner Color Challenge. The challenge was to use the colors: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Baja Breeze. I did pop the little guy up using some Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stamps: Spring Critters (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive DSP, Pumpkin Pie DSP, Baja Breeze DSP, watercolor paper
Accessories: Chocolate Chip marker, Close to Cocoa marker, Creamy Caramel marker, Old Olive marker, sponge, Baja Breeze button, sewing machine, circle cutters, Stampin' Dimensionals

A Paper Craft Planet Challenge

This is my first post for the Paper Craft Planet, Clear Dollar Stamp Color Challenge for this weekend. The challenge was to use the colors: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, and Very Vanilla. This is what I came up with.
Once again, I must reiterate that I either need to learn to take better pictures, or get a new camera. This picture isn't very good, but I think the card is cute. I thought I would try something a little different with the main background paper, so I sanded the whole piece of DSP. This is the third card I have sewn on and I am really starting to like doing that. I paper pieced my pig and sponged his background.

Stamps: Farm Critters
Ink: Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Pacific Point DSP, Murfield DSP
Accessories: sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, sewing machine, Night of Navy buttons, twine, Cameo Coral marker

Friday, January 9, 2009

A Very Productive Day

On top of today being a productive school day for the kids, it was also a productive stamping day for me. Yeah, I know when it rains it pours. . .I either do not have time to post and an abundance of things to post, or I do have time and I'm scrabbling to make things to post. Not that I mind making things. I totally enjoy going into my craft cave and getting away from things. So, sorry for those of you whom are bored looking at my posts for the day, but I just have to share. Tomorrow will probably be one of those days that nothing gets posted, so bear with me :)

Riding the wave of my excitement from my latest shipment of Clear Dollar Stamps, here are two more cards from two new sets.

This card was inspired by a gift bag that Kim Teasdale made. I obviously switched things up a bit. I made the igloo with Baja Breeze DSP that I ran through my Cuttlebug with the Tiny Mosaic embossing folder. I then cut out two half circles. The white stitching is faux stitching with a white gel pen. I watercolored the girl using Not Quite Navy, then cut her out and used white liquid applique on her coat fluff. I poured glitter over the top before I heated it. What a fun set.Stamps: Winter Eskimo
Ink: Basic Black, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Going Gray, Basic Gray
Paper: Not Quite Navy DSP, Baja Breeze DSP, Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Basic Gray
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Tiny Mosaic embossing folder, white liquid applique, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Aqua-painter, circle cutters, slit punch, Baja Breeze button, silver cord, white gel pen, sponge, Blush Blossom marker, Pretty in Pink marker

This next card was made using the new Clear Dollar Stamp set called "Farm Critters" I love using the Flower Soft. I have two kinds, the Heather and the Nut Brown. This color combination was fun to work with as well.
I have go to learn to take better pictures, because this just doesn't give it justice. I did pop the image up with Stampin' Dimensionals, which obviously gives it dimension.

Stamps: Farm Critters, Thoughtful Notes
Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Going Gray
Paper: Rose Red DSP, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Watercolor paper
Accessories: Aqua-painter, Apricot Appeal marker, Pumpkin Pie marker, Flower Soft-Heather, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, sponge, Black Gingham ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Chocolate Anyone?

As soon as I saw this new stamp set called "Chocoholic" from Clear Dollar Stamps, I fell in love. I was elated when it came in the mail yesterday and could not wait to play with it. These are a couple of things I've made with it, but have many more plans for this little beauty. . .muhuaha.
The chocolate bar in the picture is glistening, partly because of the sun on the medium I used and partly because I still have a lot to learn about photography. For the chocolate bar I thought it would be fun to make it shine, so after coloring it with Close to Cocoa, I used my Versamark marker on the chocolate part of the image and then covered it with Glossy Glaze. For those of you who have not used Glossy Glaze, it's embossing powder that is not a powder but small granules. This way, when it is heated it looks like a glaze. I also colored the silver wrapper with a silver pen, to give it the foil look. Once again, I popped the image up on dimensionals.Stamps: Chocoholic
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Riding Hood Red DSP, Candy Lane DSP, Ivory Parchment, Watercolor paper
Accesories: Oval Nestabilities, Circle cutters, paper piercer, sponge, Close to Cocoa marker, Real Red marker, Pretty in Pink Marker, silver gel pen, Chocolate Chip ribbon, Glossy Glaze, heat gun, Versamark marker, stampin' dimensionals

So Excited

As a stamper, simple things seem to get me excited. I got my new sets from Clear Dollar Stamps yesterday, and I was elated. I couldn't wait to get started using some of the new things I received in the mail. The first couple of cards I made with stamps that have been out for a little while, but I was excited to use them with the new word set "Critter Messages".

This first card was so fun to make. I used "Claudette Camel", "Critter Messages", and the Basic Grey Offbeat paper. I was really trying to make sure the camel looked camoflauged, so it was a bit difficult matching the image up, but it worked out. This is the result.
Obviously the part that made this difficult was popping Claudette up off the page. I had to make sure that she was lined up correctly on the stripes. For me, it wasn't enough just to stamp her on the paper, I needed her to stand out a bit more.Stamps: Claudette Camel, Critter Messages
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Ivory Parchment, Basic Grey Offbeat DSP
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Slit Punch, sponge, paper piercer

This next image is "Harriette Hippo" from Clear Dollar Stamps. I got the Basic Grey Offbeat DSP a short while ago, and I have been trying to use it all up, so most of my projects lately have used this paper. Once again, this card uses it. I had planned to use the "Critter Messages" on this card too, but I just could not incorporate it after all was said and done. Not to say that it couldn't have been used, I just wasn't "feeling it". . .lol.
I did the same thing with Harriette that I did with Claudette. It just hasn't been "enough" simply to stamp these cuties, I need to make them "pop." Okay, enough with the quotations, because my kids are really laughing at me right now. Here you can see that I made Harriette pop our more than just one layer. My picture is a tad blurry, but you get the jist :)
Stamps: Harriette Hippo
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Ivory Parchment, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey Offbeat DSP
Accessories: sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Kiwi Kiss ribbon

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Clear Dollar Delight

Stamps: Marvin & Marcy Mouse, Cheese wedge, Nutty Christian
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Candy Lane DSP, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Chocolate Chip button, Pretty in Pink button, silver cord, sponge

Stamps: Marvin & Marcy Mouse, Cheese Wedge, Love You Much
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Candy Lane DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Riding Hood Red button, silver cord, Swirls embossing folder, circle punches, stampin' dimensionals

Stamps: What a Hoot
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey Offbeat
Accessories: Flower Fluff, Basic Grey Offbeat button, Slit punch, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, stampin' dimensionals, blender pens

Stamps: What a Hoot
Ink: Basic Brown
Paper: Sahara Sand, Basic Grey Offbeat DSP
Accessories: glitter, felt flowers, circle rhinestone brad, Basic Grey Offbeat buttons, silver cord, sponge, Chocolate Chip ribbon, Top Note Die, glue strips, stampin' pop up dimensionals

I have really been enjoying playing with my Clear Dollar Stamps. I know I didn't post much information on what I did, but that is because I have been crazily just posting the cards. I may put more information later. I hope you've enjoyed seeing what I've been doing over the past 4 weeks. There has been more, but just no time to post. As it is, I am off to piano lessons with my daughter.

Framed Art

I made this as a Christmas present for my nephew, Weston. I made one for his brother the year before with cars on it, and figured that this would suit Weston. I had a ton of fun making it for him.
Stamps: Wild About You,
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron
Paper: So Saffron DSP, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Tangerine Tango ribbon, Baja Breeze ribbon, square silver brads, frame

These were all made for either gifts for family or centerpieces that were auctioned off at my husband's troop Christmas party. Each of them uses the Cricut machine.
Stamps: Season of Friendship
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, More Mustard
Paper: Urban Garden DSP, Autumn Vine DSP, Frosty Day DSP, Baja Breeze, Going Gray, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Circle Rhinestone brads, Felt Snowflakes, Baja Breeze ribbon, Basic Gray ribbon, silver cord, Tangerine Tango ribbon, Kiwi Kiss ribbon, White ribbon, Chocolate Chip ribbon, silver brads, frames, Cricut machine

A little bit of "Catch Up"

I'm sure that all will give me a "hrumph" when I say that December was an incredibly crazy month. I made things throughout the month, but did not have even 10 minutes to post any of it. I have found (as crazy as it sounds) that with my husband home, I have less time. This is probably due to the fact that I know he will be gone next Christmas, so every spare moment is spent with him and the kids. We did have an amazing Christmas, and we did nothing. It was wonderful. . .we just spent time together. We made memories of playing Wii family games, having light-saber wars, Blokus challenges, and lots of just hanging out together. With that being said, it is now back to the grind. School has started back up, work has commenced for my husband, and I get to craft again.
These are in no particular order, I am just simply catching up on posts.

Stamp: Fluffles
Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery markers, green glitter, taupe ribbon, Chit Chat rub-ons

: Love You Much
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Basic Grey Offbeat
Accessories: sponge, square brads, Basic Grey Offbeat buttons, ticket punch

Stamps: Espress Yourself
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Transparency Paper
Accessories: Large Scallop Circle Nestabilities, ribbon, Circle templates, dazzling diamonds glitter

Because there are quite a few cards to post, forgive me if I put them into several posts. I am trying to break them down into categories, but we will see if that works.