Saturday, November 29, 2014

We have a WINNER!!

I am so proud to announce that a card created by one of our very own Designers--Judy VanZandt--was chosen as a Winner on another blog!!!

 She linked the last Andrew card she made up to and was chosen as one of the winners. Take a look!
Congratulations Judy!!  And thank you for consistently making amazing cards for us here on C Thru the Woods!!


Friday, November 28, 2014

I Don't Do Mornings!

Designer Michelle Petersen has Timmy and me pegged!!!

  I feel the same way about mornings!!  I am so spoiled, my husband brings me coffee every morning when he wakes me up. Did you get up early to go shopping this Black Friday morning?  Did you go shopping yesterday?  Luckily, we were travelling and I didn't have to make the decision!!

 Love the jammies on Timmy!!  The stripes and the coffee cup, well, they are perfect!!  The clock reflects me as well!!  If I had my way, no one would have to start their day until 8:30!!!

Michelle's project shows off the versatility of these guy stamps beautifully!  All you need is a little imagination and you too can create cards and scrapbook pages that reflect YOUR Timmy who needs coffee before their feet hit the floor!

Timmy and other guy stamps are available at


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Falling for You!

Designer Rosie Posie is on the blog this morning with a gorgeous Fall tag featuring Andrew. 
Fall is a favorite time of year for a lot of people and I am no exception.  I love the colors, I love the holidays, the food, the family time and getting to do special things for special people.
I love the colors in this tag.  The doll dress color beautifully compliments Andrew's suit.  The both stand out wonderfully against the dark background that Rosie chose.
I am going to leave this tag on the blog through Thanksgiving.  The colors are perfect and I love the quote, "Falling for You". 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and get to enjoy being surrounded by family.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Timmy Goes Fishing!

Here is a sweet tag I created.  That's right, me.  I love this stamp a lot because of his bare feet!!  There is just something so sweet and relaxing about taking your shoes off and walking through the soft grass.

I used a set of Jolee Stickers for the fishing gear.  I dismantled and reassembled the gear bag so I could put the strap around Timmy's arm and also add the bit of rope to the bag.  The tag is made from a piece of cardboard that I distressed by peeling off the top layer to reveal the corrugated layer.  I'm happy with how the project turned out!

You can buy Timmy and other guy stamps at


Friday, November 21, 2014

Card by Designer Holly Bray!

Love this card by Designer Holly Bray!  She used the Michael stamp to create a Musician card.

This card would be perfect for my inspiration for the stamp, my son Michael!  Last year, you would never see him without his Fedora on his head!  He is also an amazing guitar musician!

The size of this card looks like it is perfect for including a check or money as well!  I love this design!  Thank you so much!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Blues Brothers project by Michelle Petersen!

Oh my goodness!  My husband immediately recognized these characters as the Blues Brothers!  He loves that movie!  I hate to confess, I have never seen it.  I know what movie I am renting this weekend!  Michelle used two Andrews to create the brothers.  I love this jazzed up gift bag!!

These and other guy stamps are available at

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Elvis is on the Blog Today!

Designer Donna Woods has captured my heart with today's project!!

It takes a great deal of creativity to make the leap from Drake to Elvis!!  But Donna has done it!!

I love the little curl she added to his hair, it just says Elvis!!  I can just hear him singing 'Love Me Tender', can't you!!

Thank you so much Donna!!  You made my day!

Thank you very much!  (the way Elvis would say it!  :))

Elvis.....I mean Drake!!! and other guy stamps are available at

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Designer Coming to the Blog Today!

Please Welcome Holly Bray to the Design Team!!

Holly has created a coming-of-age card using the Andrew stamp.  This Twenty-One Birthday card is perfect for any guy who finally feels like they are a grown-up!  (We won't tell the guys that it takes almost twice that long until they actually grow up!  hehe!)

This stamp and other guy stamps are available at

Monday, November 17, 2014

Timmy Card by Designer Judy VanZandt!

Oh my goodness I love this card!!  This is exactly the reason I made the Timmy stamp with bare feet!  It just makes you wish for spring doesn't it?  I love how he is standing in the grass, cool breeze gently pulling his kite into the beautiful blue sky!  A Happy Day indeed!!
Timmy is the newest stamp available at

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Phantom of the Opera from Designer Michelle Petersen!!

Michelle has made a statement with her tag using Drake and the Phantom of the Opera mask!  I love the mysterious look of this project!  The curtains certainly make you feel as though you are there at the opera with him!  Outstanding composition and colors!  Love it!

Drake and other guy stamps are available at

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Beautiful Vintage card by Designer Judy VanZandt!

This card makes me want to go on a road trip! 
I love the vintage feel of this card! 
Judy consistently shows the versatility of the stamps in a wide variety of themes!
The Andrew stamps and other guy stamps are available at

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Cowboy Dan Card by Judy VanZandt!

In case you were didn't give Judy any time off!!  I just got behind posting projects!  I love this card featuring Cowboy Dan!!
He is ready to wrangle himself a horse and go for a ride!! 
This card, with its sentiment, "Howdy Ma'am", could be given as a thinking of you card, an invitation to go horse-back riding and many more festivities.
Cowboy Dan and other guy stamps are available now on

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Two Projects from Designer Rosie Posie!

Rosie certainly has a flair for drama!!  I love this tag featuring Drake.  The drippy blood border of the ruffled black trim is the perfect touch.  She has kept her design simple yet stunning and fun for the Halloween theme!
What Bride and Groom wouldn't love to get this tag on their shower or wedding gift??  I love the soft edges and sweet colors on this tag.  It just says sophisticated!  Alex, paired with a Prima doll make a wonderful couple!

Drake and Alex stamps are available at

Friday, November 7, 2014

Card by Judy VanZandt

Even though Halloween has passed, I wanted you to see Judy's festive card featuring Charlie and a Prima doll.  The details in this card are beautiful!!  She has truly captured the spirit of the holiday with the glittery background and fun accents!!  Thank you Judy!
Charlie and other guy stamps are available at

Card by Designer Michelle Petersen!

This gorgeous Easel Card was created by Michelle Petersen featuring the Alex stamp.  Dancing together with a Prima doll, this couple is sure to please the happy couple who receive this card!!  I love the soft colors in this project!
Alex is available at

Two More Projects from Designer Shannon Miller!

I love Shannon's vision when it comes to thinking outside the box!  The altered frame she created with the small Andrew stamp is right up my alley!!  I love the steampunk gears and graphic background!!  I think it's perfect!

Shannon also used the Jeremiah stamp to create a fun card!  Jeremiah's casual look lends perfectly to the colors and style of the card.  What I love is that no to faces would be the same if everyone drew their own the way Shannon did!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Say Hello to yet Another Design Team Member!!

Am I the luckiest person on BlogSpot?

  I think so!!  I have some amazing women who have volunteered their time and energy to create projects for C Thru the Woods Clear Stamps!

I am pleased to introduce you to one more of the brand new Design Team Members-Donna Woods!!
(Nope, we're not related to each other!  Just a happy coincidence!)  The project she created is being taught as a class at a weekend crop!  How awesome is that?!!
Donna Woods will be teaching a class at our weekend crop. She will be covering a composition book with a Charlene Woods Phantom of the Opera stamp.

My name is Donna Woods. I live in Huntington, WV. My home is full of my furry (and not so furry) kids and my crafty creations.  In fact, crafting has overtaken my home. 
Lots of inspiration comes from my family, my: hubby, 2 daughters, son, 3 granddaughters and my grandson. 
For over 20 years I was a nurse, but Fibromyalgia knocked my legs out from under me.  Now I spend as much time as possible enjoying my family and crafting. 
My real passion is scrapbooking and all sorts of paper crafts.  Playing with paper dolls is my favorite pastime, so I am delighted to be part of Charlene's design team. 
My favorite place to get C Thru The Woods stamps is my LSS, The Scrapbook Page, in Barboursville, WV.  The owner is Maxine Hodges.  She and the scrappers there have taught me so much!  Scrapping has helped me meet so many fun people and I have made many fabulous friends.  I plan to revive my withered blog in the near future, hoping you will join me there.
You can also find me on Facebook: Donna Woods (Donna Riley). 
Thank you so much Donna!!!

Introducing Another New Design Team Member!

Oh my goodness!!  How did it get to be November 6th ALREADY???  I've already fallen behind!!!
My apology to you for having not posted the rest of the Design Team member projects!!

This next Designer, I 'met' in college!!  I say 'met' because we had several classes together at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, but have never actually seen each other in person!!  I feel as though we are friends though!  In fact, Brandi created a gorgeous watercolor painting based on a photo I took!!  I have it in my scrapbook room. 

Please welcome Brandi Byrom to our Design Team!   I just love the Halloween project she created with the Drake stamp!  If I had kept current on my blogging, this should have been posted before Halloween had passed.  But I still love, love this project!  I love the bat in the tree!!!

My name is Brandi and I am a stay at home mom to two beautiful girls. I also home school them so although I don't have much spare time, you can always find me creating when I do. 
I am fairly new to scrapbooking but I have always been interested in mixed media and collage.  I am a traditional artist and have always dreamed about being an illustrator. I am always excited to share my work and see other's work as well!
Please be sure to go to Brandi's page and like it to see her work!!
Thank you Brandi!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Timmy Has Arrived!!

Timmy is now in the house!!!
He measures 7.5 x 2.75
Don't you just love his toes peeking out from below his jeans?
I think this stamp is extremely versatile for indoor and outdoor scrapbook pages! 
The ball cap adds an element of fun for changing up his looks!
Limited quantity available!