And the winner is..................

Geri (redwasher1) who posted the following comment:

"Hi Shelly, what lovely cards, the sentiment is fantastic! Love that bow!"

Geri wins the Sentiment Single "Be You" that I used in my Blog Hop cards yesterday. Woo Hoo Geri!!!

Geri, please email your info (name, address, etc.) to and Laura will get your stamp in the mail to you.

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to all of you who commented and looked.

Have a Happy Halloween! Here's a sweet photo of my granddaughter Ashlin in her monster costume!



Blog Hop Time!

Thanks for stopping by! Blog Hops are SOOOOO much fun! You get to see new and creative ideas and projects, check out designer's blogs and enter to win free stuff! For this Blog Hop put on by Creative Clear Stamps (CCS), each Design Team member will be giving away some blog candy consisting of one of the great stamps in the Sentiment Singles line from CCS. The one I will be giving away is the Be You stamp. I've included pictures of just a few of the cards I've made using this stamp. It has so many possibilities! I think my favorite card is the one with the shoes and purse. I found this CuttleKids die set on clearance a few months back and have never used it. I saw the designer paper in my pile and CB folder and just thought it would make a great backdrop for the Be You stamp. It just gives a sense of individuality and fun! Anyway, check out the other CCS DT member's blogs for even more chances to win (five chances in all...WOW!). Just leave a comment on each site you visit and remember to become a follower on the CCS blog.

Here's the links to the other DT member's blogs:

The winner will be announced Friday and can't wait to see what you create with your own Creative Clear Stamps!

Thanks for hopping by!


More blog candy up for grabs...

I found a site giving away not one, but two different blog candy prizes. They're on the Twinkles Glow with Stamps site. Check out the pics below. Also, watch here on MY blog soon for some great blog candy being given away by Laura over at the CCS blog. I'll have more info on that later in the week.


Here are some fun holiday cards I made...

It seems like the weekends around my house are busier than the weekdays! I managed to squeeze in a few cards after going to my step-son's last football game of the season. The teams in his league (5th and 6th graders) got to play in the Washington State University stadium (Martin Stadium) and it was quite fun despite the cold, windy weather. I think I'll have to go back and see one of the college games this season. Okay, on to the cards. I am slightly behind on some of the challenges I like to do each week over at StampTV, so they are on my list along with getting some new designs ready for the CCS Design Team. Here are the two I made today. One is a tone on tone embossing challenge and the other is a snow challenge (anything to do with snow).

Check out my candy holder tutorial on the CCS Blog!

I did a tutorial on making a sweet candy holder for the holidays. You can find it over on the CCS Blog. Here's a photo of the finished product:


Whirlwind Weekend

Whew! What a weekend! My granddaughter's first birthday was on Saturday at my house, then I held a Stamp Camp on Sunday. I came down with a "bug" on Thursday, so although the weekend festivities were fun, I probably would have enjoyed them more had I felt better. So, today I'm home to recoop from being sick and from the busy weekend. Oh, and tonight I am scheduled to teach a 1st Aid/CPR class (I teach 1st Aid classes to child care providers in my area...8 people tonight!). I'm hoping to get a few cards done today as well. In the meantime, here's a couple I made last week.

Thanks for looking. Check back later in the week on my blog and on the CCS blog for my first tutorial and other great projects!



Gobble Gobble!

This week for the Scallop Challenge, I couldn't help but use the turkey from the CCS Turkey Day set. His tail feathers were perfect for scalloping! What do you call a group of turkeys like this anyway? A flock, a gander...I just wasn't sure so I looked it up. They're actually called a rafter, a gang or a gobble! I think these guys are definitely a GOBBLE! I created this gobble by using a mask. The masking technique is very simple. Stamp your first image onto your card, then stamp another of the same image onto a Post-it note. Next, cut out the extra image and use it to cover your original image on your card. You can then stamp another image slightly over the original without overlapping images.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set- Creative Clear Stamps "Turkey Day" set
Paper- Stampin' Up Really Rust, Kraft, Kiwi Kiss
Ink- Kaleidacolor Pumpkin Patch
Misc.-Scallop punch, corner rounder, green brads


Cute Turtle Card

Here's a cute little birthday invite I made using stamps from Creative Clear Stamps. I used the Surprise Party clear stamp set. The set includes the cute little turtle, numbers, Date, Time, Location, etc. stamps.

Check out the CCS blog HERE for more great card samples and ideas. Keep checking on the CCS blog site for some special stuff!

Thanks for looking,



Be so good....

...they can't ignore YOU! This is the saying on a Sentiment Single stamp from Creative Clear Stamps. You can find this stamp HERE along with other great sentiments and stamp sets.

Here's a card I made using the sentiment. I also did some embossing using a Cuttlebug folder, which makes for great texture on any card or papercrafting project. I added additional texture by using die cut and punched flowers and some stick on jewels. This card would be great for a birthday, retirement, or just to give kudos to someone special. The tag with the sentiment can slide out of the pocket.

Thanks for looking!



Happy World Card Making Day!

I'm sure many of you, like me, were in your little craft area working on cards all day right? Okay, maybe not all day, but hopefully you got in at least a card or two like I did. I had fun playing with some embossing powder and sparkly paper to make some nice holiday cards. Here's what I came up with:

These are some fun little popsicle cards I made up for my upcoming Stamp Camp.

Have a great weekend!


Creative Clear Stamps Blog Hop!

Here's a card I made using stamps from the new Turkey Day clear stamp set by Creative Clear Stamps.

You can win a CCS stamp set of your own if you sign up to be a Follower on the CCS Blog (if you aren't already) and finally don't forget to check in on these Design Team Members and leave a comment for even more chances to win the blog candy:

The winner will be announced tomorrow and can't wait to see what you create with your own Creative Clear Stamps!
Thanks for "HOPPING" by! Hope to see you back soon!