Saturday, March 19, 2011


Card #100
Mama and I used to buy Stampin' Up stamp sets and color them with chalks. I've forgotten how fun it is to color images with chalks! Yesterday while browsing through Michael's (one of my favorite things to do), I noticed they had the Clear Stamps on SALE.  Most of them were $2.49 or $1.79.  Wow.  That's pretty good considering they usually are anywhere from $10 - $15.  So Bonnie & I picked up several sets. Here's all the details on this card:
A2 size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Card base is blue from Stampin' Up - my last of this gorgeous blue I have :(  
Background gingham blue paper from Recollections cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
Clear Stamp ELEPHANT from Inkadinkado WELCOME BABY

Sentiment from Hero Arts FRIENDS

Stamped with StazOn Jet Black Ink (won't smear if using watercolors or markers)
Button, Rhinestones, Hemp all from stash
Other background papers and mats from Recollections & Stampin Up
This card is for the following Challenges:
1) One Stop Craft Challenge - #123 Bling
2) Sugar Creek Hollow - Anything Goes
3) Mark's Finest Papers - #47 Use 3 pastel colors, 3 bling, & 1 image
4) Totally Gorjuss - #72 Button It
5) Wee Memories - #48 Cute & Cuddly


  1. Adorable! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  2. This is great Janis! I may have to make a trip to Michaels today!

  3. This is such a cute card! I am so glad you found such a great deal on the stamp sets....I love stamp sets!

  4. Hi Janis, I BIG WARM WELCOME to Sugar Creek Hollow. We are so glad you decided to stop by and share your lovely card with us this week. This is sure to cheer up even the worst of down hearted. Don't forget to leave your comment and become a follower to get in on the drawing for our grand prize. Blessings, Tracy

  5. I so love this card!!! That little elephant is so sweeeet!!! :)

  6. Wow Jannis :) Great deal on the stamps and they are lovely!!!! Your super cute card is adorable!!!! I will need to go check out Michael's now :) I need to try coloring with chalks never done that before thanks for the inspiration :)


  7. Hey Janis! Great stamp sets, and I love the softness of the chalks on the cute little elephant! Such a sweet, sweet card!

  8. HI Janis. Great deals! Cant beat those savings. I might have to swing by and try to see if mine around here has those discounts. Love the card. I like elephants, esp Dumbo.

  9. Such soft, beautiful colors the chalks gives! TFS =)

  10. Love the elephant! Elephants are everywhere these days in the baby world, and I have been so drawn to them with this little one on the way. I checked my Michaels for this stamp set last night and it is still full price... $9.99. $5.99 with a coupon, but still not $2.49 like lucky you! :-)

    Hope all is well!

  11. Thanks so much for joining us in Speedy's Friends recipe challenge this week...adorable card

  12. This is so cute! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  13. Janis, that elephant is so darn adorable! Great way to use pastels for our challenge this week. THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  14. What a cute card, thanks for joining us this week at Totally Gorjuss challenge.


  15. Hi!
    That´s a really nice card! Soft coulors and a cute little elephant. Thanks for joining OSCC this week!

  16. Your card is adorable!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

  17. Totally adorable! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week!

  18. HUGE fan of ellies and love this Inkadinkadoo set (you got it that cheap? WOW!). Very soft and pretty.


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