Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week. First of all, here's the fabulous sketch! Isn't it wonderful?!! Yep, I love it too.
Clearly Digi Stamps is offering our winner a $25 gift certificate to their newly opened store...yes, I said $25!!! My enthusiasm stems from the fact I'm on their DT as well. Talk about a fun week for me!!!
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
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!
Cool Camera and because I needed to make a quickie card, I used the color version. The flash and the heart are covered in Glossy Accents. The digital paper is also from the set. So fun in the pink and black. Sure do hope you can join us for another fabulous challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.