Wednesday, September 28, 2011

FBW173 Partying with TGF and PMS!!

Welcome to another awesome week at Flutter By Wednesday! We are continuing Danni's birthday celebration all month long, and we have two amazing sponsors this week: Paper Makeup Stamps and The Greeting Farm. Some really heavy hitters this week! You don't want to miss this and the prizes are awesome!! If you would like to join us, please visit HERE and upload your card! Don't forget that your card must have a butterfly, angel, or fairy on it. The theme is Anything Goes, so whatever your heart desires!

My card today is using one of my all-time favorite TGF stamps -- Flutter Anya! She is still so adorable! I colored her with Copics and cut her out. She is mounted on the following papers: Cheerful Treat DSP, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, and Pink Pirouette cardstock, all by Stampin' Up! The ribbon is also from Stampin' Up. The sentiment is a combination of two sets from Woodware USA -- Jane's Script and Ribbon Banners!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

PTT35 Anything Goes

Welcome to another fabulous week at Party Time Tuesday! We have some amazing sponsors, and I was able to incorporate two stamps into my project for this week -- Gilli and Creative Vision. They are both awesome stamp companies! My paper is My Mind's Eye, and the cardstock colors are Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, and Close to Cocoa. I colored Spa Gilli with Copic markers and finished off with both border punches and Nestabilities!

This week's sponsors:

The Paper Shelter

TPS prize badge

anaRydesign is a design house of scrapbooking and craft products. It is also the home of the ‘Gilli’ line of deep-etched rubber stamps. ‘Gilli’ is a collection of rubber stamps for you to make your own. Endless creativity is in your hands! Bring Gilli with you on your journey into the imaginative and artistic world of paper crafts and let her join in on the fun!

Winner will receive a Gilli Goodie Bag


I have always been a crafter. I enjoy making fun, silly, sassy handmade cards, scrapbook pages, and fun art projects for my friends and family to give as gifts. Creative Clear Stamps started as a solution to my own stamping needs. I had searched the web looking for fun themed stamp sets, but few portrayed my personality, sense of humor, and special interests. In 2004 I went back to school, and earned a degree in Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing (one of the best things I have ever done for myself ). I worked as a freelance graphic designer under the name Creative Vision for a few years before I decided to start my own line of clear stamps. In early 2008, after many hours behind the computer and away from my craft room, the very first stamp sets were born.

I am very excited to finally be able to share my creative vision with you! Inside my store you will find unique themed stamp sets not found anywhere else. My creative stamps are sure to inspire your scrap booking and card making creativity. All of the stamps are made in the USA from a premium photopolymer, which is similar to acrylic only higher in quality and will make a wonderful addition to your current rubber stamping supplies.

One winner will receive a Creative Vision Clear Stamp set!

Thanks so much to our fabulous sponsors for letting the Party Planners showcase your products!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots -- Fall Inspired

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We are continuing with a theme here at the Southern Yankee Crafter -- FALL! Well, it's been wet and humid here, and I haven't really seen or felt the crispness of fall, but I know that it is coming. Hopefully, my projects will inspire fall to come in all of its splendor! We have two adorable new images to debut today at Paper Pretties -- Marty Stewart and Swingin' into Fall Bear! I've chosen to use the latter on my card, and he is a cutie! The sentiment comes with this image, and you really can't beat the price! It's amazing! Check it out HERE! And, if you would like to join us, please visit the Paper Pretties blog for both inspiration and directions!

Card Details:
Stamps: Swingin' Into Fall Bear image and sentiment by ARTish for Paper Pretties
Paper: Indian Summer by Basic Grey; Kraft and Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up
Ink: Kraft by SU
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; SU ribbon; SU EK Success border punch; Bow Easy

Woodware USA Challenge #45 Happy Fall Y'all!

I have a simple fall-themed card for you today using a beautiful set from Woodware USA called Pretty Labels. It isn't a fall-themed set, but I love how the colors are just the essence of fall! I've used the Indian Summer paper by Basic Grey, and I love bringing it out at this time of year! If you would like to join us this week at Woodware USA, please upload your fall-themed card HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today...stay tuned for my Paper Pretties card a bit later!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

FBW172 Partying with Susana!

Hello Flutter By Wednesday fans!! I'm so happy that you are back for another week in our month-long birthday celebration! Remember that all of the challenges are open this month -- just don't forget your butterflies, fairies and angels on your cards! This week we have a sponsor near and dear to Danni's heart - Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD).

I only own one stamp from Susana...can you believe that? And, here this little cutie is! I had to add a butterfly...thank goodness I remembered! The paper is Love Me Do from My Mind's Eye, and the card stock is both Basic Black and Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up. The sentiment is from a Woodware USA set called Ribbon Banners. I love that new of my current faves! The image is colored with Copic markers, and I've used this wonderful red, textured ribbon to set things off!

Thanks for stopping by today. Please join us HERE to play along in the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

PTT34 Getting Sketchy at the Party!!

It is Sketch week again here at PTT! We have another option for all of you who make cards then find challenges(that would be me!hahaha)! This week if you would like to use our sketch....great! But we would also like to see some monochromatic designs! So here are the options....Sketch or Monochromatic....OR BOTH!!!
We have a 3 fantastic sponsors this week!

Dancing Princess

My name is Jenn Camargo and I'm a SAHM of 7 kids...6 girls ages 18-3 and a surprise baby boy age 4 months. I've been scrapbooking/card making for 18 years, and started digital designing three years ago. I LOVE my's my creative outlet. I am thrilled to be sponsoring this challenge and loving all the fantastic works of art on the site!

Crafts and me

We are a small family Craft business that came about when as a card making family, my daughters and young granddaughters and I that is! Not our men who do not make cards, although my husband has had a go....Could never find the stamps and crafts that we had seen advertised! So, in the end we decided to start up Crafts and Me, so that we could get the products we wanted not only for us, but to offer to other crafters like you. We love the different ranges of stamps and crafts that we get from all over the world and we hope you will love them too.... Our aim is to give you the best possible customer service that we can, and to treat our customers just as we would want to be treated ourselves.


Heart Song Designs offers hand drawn digital stamp images perfect for all your papercrafting needs. We offer a variety of images from elegant to super cute. Come visit us at and find digis that make your heart sing.

Card Details:

Stamps: Lovely Cupcake by Heart Song Designs; Ribbon Banners by Woodware USA
Paper: Cottage Wall DSP, Rich Razzleberry, and Pale Plum by SU

Ink: Rich Razzleberry by SU

Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Cuttlebug embossing folder; prima bling;

Monday, September 19, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots -- in a "league" of our own!

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This cute little guy is the latest release from ARTish for Paper Pretties, and he is called Alley Gator!! My sister's boyfriend owns a bowling alley, so when I told her about this particular image, she was so excited! I believe I know who will be the recipient of this card! Our challenge this week was to use buttons on our project, and I immediately knew that I had to have black buttons that looked as close to bowling balls as I could! It's amazing how much I had to dig to find two black buttons that matched! is my project for today! I'm quite pleased with how the layout turned out and the paper is from Stampin' Up (Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, and Bella Rose DSP). I used my Nestabilities to cut the circle and scalloped circle and Stampin' Up punches to highlight the sentiment. The ribbon is also from Stampin' Up. The image is colored with Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by today...enjoy the rest of your Monday!

Woodware USA Challenge #44 - A Sketch!!

Just another Manic Monday, and I'm raring to go!! Crazy, busy week ahead, but I have some fun cards to slow the pace a bit! Today, we have a sketch from Woodware USA, and it is a fun shaped card!! If you would like to adapt and attach the circular shape to a square card, that would be just fine! Upload your cards HERE and play along with us this week!

I made a very simple card this week, and I used a sentiment with these wonderful Ribbon Banners! They are the perfect accent or focal point to any card. I had a little issue with my cutter at the top, but I made it work. Sometimes, it is the simplest things that confound you! The card stock is Kraft and Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up, and the designer paper is called Ooo La La by My Mind's Eye. I used the Creative Memories circle cutting system to make the card, and the scalloped shape is Nestabilities. The small circles are punched with an SU punch, and the ribbon is crinkled in the background...not sure where in my travels I acquired that!

Thanks for stopping by today...can't wait to have you play along!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

FBW171 Whimsy and Stars!!

Hey everyone!! We have more celebrating at Flutter By Wednesday this week! Remember, that we are celebrating Danni's birthday all month long, and you are the ones who benefit, even more than the design team!! And, that is hard to beat! Also, the challenges for this entire month are OPEN, so what are you waiting for? Hop on over HERE to enter your card today! Please don't forget, like I did, to include a butterfly, fairy or angel on your creation.

We have two wonderful sponsors this week -- Whimsy and Stars and Tiddly Inks! You can't beat the cuteness of either of these companies.

In addition, we have a wonderful guest joining us this week at FBW -- Amy Young! Please pop on over and say hi to her!!

I have used the above sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #134 for my card today!

On a personal note -- I have to apologize and explain my absence of late. In the immediate few days, I've been fighting an awful cold, and it seems to cloud everything. Being supermom is the only thing I've been able to somewhat maintain! LOL! This past summer and now early fall, I have been heavily involved with my daughter's school on their PTO Board. While I absolutely love volunteering, it has consumed a lot of my time and energy. In addition, I'm a Girl Scout leader to a troop of 16 girls, and of course, that is ramping up as well! So, please bear with me as I navigate this new normal. I feel busier now than I did when I was working full time!! Who would have thought...

Card Details:

Stamps: Balloon Girl by Mabelle RO - Whimsy and Stars Studio
Paper: Sugar Rush by Basic Grey; Rose Red and Close to Cocoa by SU
Ink: none
Accessories: Nestabilities; Copic markers; SU ribbon; Martha Stewart border punch; brads; Creative Memories gold pen; Bow Easy

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

FBW170 Sparkle Creations

It is our official kickoff of September at Flutter By Wednesdays, and it is a big hoopla! September is Danni's birthday month, and she likes to do it up BIG!!! There will be prizes, so you have to play along all month with us! Our first sponsor this month is Sparkle Creations, and this was my first stamp from her! Isn't she adorable? Sparkle was so amazing to give the Flutter By team stamps to work with for this challenge! They are awesome! To play along with us this week, please visit HERE for inspiration, instructions, and to view prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by are the nitty gritty details:

Card Details:

Stamps: sentiment from Woodware USA; Scooter Chloe by Sparkle Creations

Paper: Wander by Basic Grey; Riding Hood Red and Pool Party by Stampin' Up

Ink: Riding Hood Red and Pool Party by SU for sponging; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; SU circle punch; May Arts ribbon; Martha Steward border punch

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

PTT32 It's a CELEBRATION of Grandparents!

I'm so glad you are joining the party today! I'm going to do things in a little reverse order. I did two different cards today to fulfill the challenge because I just couldn't get my gorgeous pink and brown felt flowers to work with these adorable tiger cubs!! Here you have it!

Card Details:
Stamps: Cubbin' Around by Meljen's Designs; sentiment is computer generated
Paper: Ambrosia by Basic Grey; Basic Black and Tangerine Tango by SU
Ink: none
Accessories: Copic markers; Martha Stewart border punch; Nestabilities

Card Details (card #2):

Stamps: sentiment by Woodware USA

Paper: dp by Robin's Nest; Regal Rose and Close to Cocoa by Stampin' Up

Ink: Chocolate Chip by SU

Accessories: felt flowers from The Little Cherry Tree; SU punches; Cuttlebug folder; Nestabilities

Party Time Tuesdays is celebrating a special occasion....Grand Parents Day. PTT#32 Show your Grandparents some LOVE!

This week's sponsors are:

Kendra Snelling is owner of:

She has a store on Etsy HERE. She will have a cute prize for a lucky winner!

Hi my name is Stitchy and I am Co-Owner of Stitchy Bear Stamps...we started this store April 1st, No Fooling haha..I live in upstate New York with my husband and two TEENAGE adults haha, I do say that loosely as they think they run the show here, NOT...

I been creating stamps for a little less than a year now and I am totally addicted to the craft..I started about 4 years ago making digital scraps and I knew there was much more out there, so a friend of mine introduced me to digital stamps...and the rest they say is history...I look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations come through...good luck everyone..stitchy xoxox"

One lucky winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to Whimsy Stamps.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Paper Pretties - Monday Whatnots! Primary Colors

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We have a fun challenge and awesome images this week at Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots! Our challenge is to use primary colors, and I put a bit of a twist on it, but this guy is bright! You can see all of the other awesome cards/projects from the rest of my peeps at Paper Pretties HERE.

Also, remember that these images now come with sentiments, and they are still at a very low price for you! We love to offer quality products at awesome prices, so take a look. Just follow the links with the names of the images!

Pablo Parrot

Card Details:

Stamps: Diamondz with sentiment by ARTish for Paper Pretties
Paper: Basic Grey Wander; Riding Hood Red and Blue Bayou by SU

Ink: Barely Banana by Stampin' Up for sponging

Accessories: Copic markers; SU Blue Bayou ribbon; Nestabilities

Woodware USA Challenge #42 - Anything Goes

Sorry for my late posts today...we were out of town for my niece's wedding, and things never get done as smoothly as I would like. I wasn't really near a computer, and we all know that life happens! The wedding was great, and for that period of time, cardmaking and blogging were the furthest from my mind!

That being said, I've had this card done for over a week, and I really wanted to share it with you today! We have an anything goes challenge this week at Woodware USA. You can upload your card HERE to play along! And, if you haven't done so, Woodware USA has a brand spanking new FALL 2011 RELEASE that you MUST SEE...find it HERE!!

Be back shortly with my Paper Pretties card!

Card Details:
Stamps: School Tots by Woodware USA
Paper: DSP, Real Red, and Basic Black all by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; SU ribbon; unknown AccuCut die; white gel pen