Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Milk 'n Coffee

Well My life is so crazy right now. We have a son getting married soon.  So I have been swamped with wedding plans for an open house I am doing. Today is the bridal shower. So much going on.  Thus the wedding colors are Purple and Yellow. But I was so tired from everything I am doing I feel my mojo was gone for this card.

Our sponsor this week is Milk and Coffee The wedding bug car is just so me!!! So I had to have it.

Milk ‘n Coffee shop and blog and challenge addresses:

MilkCoffee Stamps is a digital image shop specialized in cute and girly images.There are 2 people behind this shop, Esmeralda and Nathaza. We are best buddies from our childhood with a common thing that we love so much: drawing. What we try to do is drawing various styles that suits different kind of tastes, so a lot of people with different style can still play along with our image for their cards.
Right now we have 8 talented DT ladies who always help us to have fun together with our weekly challenge at our challenge blog here. Also we have monthly colour challenge at our main blog. You can check it here. It's very nice to see a lot of people join and have fun at our challenge.
In the future we still want to make more cute images that is loved and used happily by many people.

Prize:  3 Free digis from Milk ‘n Coffee Shop

Well run on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check us out.  We would love to have you play along. Have a sweet day everyone!!!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Paper Addictions and Happy 24 of July

Here in Utah we celebrate twice in July.  I will be at Utah Pioneer days doing my Boutique. It is put on by the Osmonds. It should be lots of food, fun and entertainment. If you want to read more about it, here's the link to Utah Pioneer Days.

This week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday our Sponsor is Paper Addictions. Jackie Mathews is the owner. Bug on over and check out her Blog.

A little bit about Jackie!
My name is Jacqueline Mathews and I am a crafter and designer.  I love paper, pens, doodling, stamping and above all designing.  I have a degree in fine arts with an emphasis in graphic design.  I worked in the graphic design industry for many years and quit 15 years ago to become a stay at home mom for my 3 kids.  Now that the kids are older and don’t need me as much, I am reinventing myself and have decided that I wanted to create my own line of digital stamps.  I have dabbled in rubber stamping and became a “Stampin’ up!” demonstrator and had a blast, but thought it would be more fun to create my own stamps.  I decided digital was the way to go.  It is affordable for the customer and for the designer.  I now have a digital stamp shop on Etsy called “PaperAddictions”.  I would love to create my own line of rubber stamps someday, but for now I am testing my designs out in my shop to see if anyone likes them.  I am pleasantly surprised that I have gotten a good response to the images I have designed so far.  This positive response has motivated me to create more images in the future.

Our SSW Grand Prize Winner will choose any 5 items from Paper Addictions Esty Shop.

Well, got to bug on out here. Still getting ready for my boutique. Have a Sweet day!!!
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Digi Stamp Boutique

Sail Away

Sally Ann owner of Digi Stamp Boutique is sponsoring us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week.  I always love Sally Ann's digis. They are some of the best.  It's so fun trying to chose just one. Since it's been along time since I have made cards, it was exceptionally hard as you could just want them all.  

Well wouldn't we all like to sail away some day and forget about everything we have to do.  The set I used was called  Fun Time Dan.  I was having so much fun with this image.

All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

 Prize at Sweet Sketch Wednesday: 6 free digi images from Digi Stamp Boutique 

Well thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my card this week. It will be another busy week for me. I'll be ready to sail away!  Have a SWEET Day!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013


A Day For Daisies

Well hello everyone! Hope you are having a Happy Day! I had so much fun creating this card. When I was a  teenager I had a Holly Hobbie  bed spread. I really loved collecting Holly Hobbie things I still have a plate that my best friend gave to me.  When I saw this image along time ago I knew I must have it. There are several in this collection and are all adorable. Our sponsor this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday
 is ADFD

A DAY FOR DAISIES provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!

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Our prize this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday from ADFD
is a $12 Gift Certificate to ADFD Shop.

Well that's all for today. Hope you have a SWEET day! HUGS

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Clearly Digi Stamps

Bugs and Blooms and Clearly Digi Stamps

Well  I am back and so much for getting my blog all ready.  Something must have gone wrong as I had the whole post typed and ready.  So this morning I was back to square one.  Starting all over with this post.
I want to thank my two sisters for all they have done to keep Sweet Sketch Wednesday running while I have been away.  Really missed not being able to make cards. A big thanks also goes out to my design team. They too are so dedicated.

This week our sponsor is Clearly Digi Stamps.  They have such cute digis. I had such a fun time creating my first card after many months of being away.  One thing that was nice was that the image I used was colored. So all I did was print and use.  Not sure yet how I will do at coloring but I will be for sure doing it on next week's card.

Be sure to go over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and play along. We love seeing your fabulous creations.

Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps) is a home-based business run by moms!  Located in Pleasant Hope, Missouri, we run the main operations out of Lori's (my) basement.  We have illustrators from all over the United States and join forces to bring you the a variety of styles and images at incredibly affordable prices.  We believe that the value we put in our Digi sets are above and beyond what you will find at many other stores....and we want it to be that way.  As moms, budgets are many times very limited, but we still need our creative outlet too!  Enjoy!
Clearly Digi Stamps has 6 artists that illustrate for us:  Laurie Wilson, Lisa Lara, Deedee Anderson, Austin Owens, Patrick Dunnegan and myself, Lori McCroskey.  We love what we do and love to create digis for you to play with!
If you have suggestions for Digi Sets, we would love to hear your suggestions....just send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !
The parent company of Clearly Digi Stamps is Clear Dollar Stamps LLC.  You can learn how Clear Dollar Stamps got started below.

How Clear Dollar Stamps got started:
Motto: Where value and creativity meet!
Hi!  My name is Lori McCroskey and I am the founder and owner of Clear Dollar Stamps, LLC.  I started stamping in the summer of 2000 while I was pregnant with my first little girl.  I had a friend from church that kept asking me to go to stamping parties, and I just thought stamping party, how silly is that?  Finally, I relented.  I went to a stamping party, got hooked on scrapbooking AND found out there were inks that I could stamp on clothing!  I have a fashion design minor so I was hooked from that moment on!  Can you imagine?  Matching clothes and scrapbook pages?  I was in heaven.
After having my first child, my ideas of spare time quickly vanished.  There weren't many stamped dresses, but I found time to do some scrapbook pages, cards and gifts!  As my passion for stamping grew faster than the money in my billfold, I decided to start selling one of the lines of stamps, for an existing stamp company, shortly after my second little girl was born.  I would throw food on her high chair and run to my stamping table in the same room to see how much I could get done while she ate!  LOL, We've all been there!   As time went on, it became harder and harder to leave my little girlies crying in the hallway as mommy went off to do a stamp party.  It just broke my heart.  Thus, the dream of Clear Dollar Stamps began.
Why did I start my own stamp company?  Most stamp companies, at that time, would not let you sell their products on the internet, which is what I wanted to do..I wanted to be at home.   I also found it very hard to find unique Christian stamps.  I really wanted something that would convey my love for God in a whimsical, out of the ordinary sort of way.  As a stay at home mom, I wanted to create a line of stamps that other stay at home moms could afford to create beautiful cards, crafts, and scrapbook pages.  Why did I name my company Clear Dollar Stamps?  I wanted people to know they were affordable!  Why do I have a cross in the middle of my company name?  I want people to know that Christ is the center of my business and the center of my life!
I come from a very crafty and artistic family, and believe it or not, I have the least talent of them all!  My sister is the trained artist of our family, not me, so I decided to teach myself to draw.  I invested in a drawing program, enrolled in an online tutorial service, and prayed for the girls to take LONG NAPS!  After much internet cruising for suppliers and manufacturers, Clear Dollar Stamps introduced our first set of stamps on eBay in October of 2004.  The learning curve was huge and at times very painful, but God always blessed my brain at just the right time with the ability to take the next step.
I give God all the glory for the very existence of this company and thank everyone who has prayed for me along the way!                                                                                

Prize: $25 Gift Certificate to the store for the Digi Section

Well hope you enjoyed my creations. Have a SWEET day!!! Come back again soon. HUGS

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