Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Yeah, its just for fun, but Check This Out!!

Hi Everyone! Ok, so the other day, I was in Walmart looking for ideas for my son's 6th birthday party and I came across the neatest punch set from Martha Stewart Crafts! I knew I just Had to have it, but, I needed to be wise about money seeing how I was in the final stages of putting together a birthday bash... Well, I ended up needed less party stuff than I had first thought, so I went back to Walmart and treated myself to this awesome punch set. It is a corner punch and edge punch, and with a little bit of talent, you can create a square shaped background that is punched all around, I still need practice. lol ...
While working on a different project, this basic idea came to me, and after we were back from swimming lessons and eating dinner, I tried to get the idea dwelling in my head out onto paper, and this is what I came up with. I am really curious to hear what you all think! This project is also my entry for the Moxie Fab World Gradient challenge. Go check out that blog and be inspired by the amazing examples they are displaying there!
STAMPS: Summer Blooms Dahlia (CDStamps)
PAPER: Basic Black, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red,
Elegant Eggplant, Watercolor paper
INK: Stazon JetBlack, Old Olive, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie,
Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant
TECHNIQUE: Heat Embossing
TOOLS/ACCESSORIES: Martha Stewart Loop Punch, Heat Embossing Tool,
Silver Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter

The Color Dare #36

Hi Everyone and welcome to another week at The Color Dare . This week the challenge is to make a project using the following colors: Barely Banana, Bermuda Bay & Creamy Carmel. At first, I wasnt quite sure how I felt about these colors, but once I got to work with them, I fell in love with this color combination, especially for fall. These colors are so warm, cozy and inviting, just like I hope my home to be! In fact, my bedroom is painted creamy carmel, yes, I took a piece of cardstock to home depot and had it color matched. ;0)
So, I hope you find these colors as inspiring as I have, I hope you all can play along with us this week and I cant wait to see what you all come up with!
STAMPS: Trendy Trees (SU)
PAPER: Creamy Carmel, Barely Banana, Throughly Modern dsp
INK: Creamy Carmel, Barely Banana & Bermuda Bay
TOOLS/ACCESSORIES: Labels 3 Nestie, Modern Label Punch, Sponge
D'vine Swirls embossing folder, carmel brads
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for saying HI!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #84

Hello to all my e-friends! I feel like I have been away for a long time, even though it has just been about a week, I had family in town, which makes creating and blogging a little more difficult.. Anyway, I am hapy to be back!
With the recent changes at stampin up, my bff, Cassie, and I have been exploring other companies out there, and she discovered Taylored Expressions, and, as usual, I followed her there! (lol) We both found their super fun challenge blog, which can be found by clicking HERE, and we found a super neat item we have both fallen in love with... The Key Ingredient kits! For more info click HERE (FYI--I do not work for Taylored Expressions I just want to share the great thing we found there!)
Anyway, I made this card using the September 2009 Key Ingredients kit and this week's Taylored Expressions sketch challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for saying HI! Your comments really do make my day!
The Details:
STAMPS: Peony (CDStamps) Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
PAPER: Taylored Expressions Sept 09 Key Ingredients Kit
INK: Dusty Durango
TOOLS/ACCESSORIES: Circle & Labels 2 Nesties, modern label punch, sponge
ribbon & jewels from key ingredients kit, watercolor pencils
aqua painter, dimentionals

Friday, September 25, 2009

Clear Dollar Weekend Color Challenge #38 CAS Seasons

Yeah! Another Friday is upon us and so its time for another great challenge over at PaperCraft Planet from the gals at Clear Dollar Stamps. This week our hostess is my BFF, the super talented Cassie. She has chosen great colors to welcome in the fall season, those colors are: Sage Shadow, Apricot Appeal, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa with Very Vanilla for your neutral. I love it when the challenges call for colors I would probably not reach for! That is why these challenges are SO much FUN!!
Right away, these colors reminded me of the fall season, and I wanted to reflect that in my project. I had a couple sets in mind, and finally decided on Walk in the Park which was the May SOM. I love this set, in fact, I seem to favor the nature inspired stamps.
Within the Labels 9 nestie, I wanted to portray the seasons, and only had room for three... Summer, Fall and Winter. I also ended up with a CAS card, I tried to add embossing or dsp or ribbon but nothing fit, so I guess that meant that this card was meant to be CAS, and I love it!
I hope you like it too!
The Details:
STAMPS: Walk in the Park (CDStamps) May SOM,
Shining Strength - sentiment (CDStamps)
PAPER: Sage Shadow, Really Rust, Apricot Appeal, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
INK: Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow, Really Rust, Apricot Appeal
TOOLS/ACCESSORIES: Labels 9 nestie, sponge, ticket corner punch

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Color Dare #35

Hi Everyone! Welcome to another week of The Color Dare challenge. This week we DARE you to use Green Galore, Lavender Lace & Very Vanilla on your project. Other than vanilla, these colors have not seen the outside of the file cabinet for a very long time, making it a fun challenge for me! This week I chose to make a shaped card for some extra interest. I used my new nestabilities, Labels 9. How cute are these nesties? I chose the Biggest Wishes Stamp set, designed by the very talented Shawne, because these colors are so stinkin fun, reminds me of a birthday party! I hope you all can play along with us and I cant WAIT to see what you come up with!
The Details:
STAMPS: Biggest Wishes (CDStamps)
PAPER: Green Galore, Lavender Lace & Very Vanilla
INK: Stazon JetBlack
TOOLS/ACCESSORIES: Labels 9 Nesties, Lavender Lace & Green Galore markers,
swiss dots embossing folder
Thanks for stopping by and for saying HI!

It's Sketch Time at PaperBlooms!

Hi Everyone! It is time once again for another great challenge at PaperBlooms! Where have these last two weeks gone? For that matter where has this year gone? It seems like my little boy just turned 5, and today, (Sept 23) is his 6th birthday already! {sniff} its a big day here at the Bryant household, Grammy and Bob are here from Washington for a visit and Daddy sent (way too many) birthday presents from Iraq. This is the first year that my husband has missed our son's birthday, which is a pretty amazing when you consider he has been deployed for about 4 years of Connor's 6 years on this earth!

Ok, so I am easily sidetracked ...

Before getting on to the challenge at hand, I want to thank each and every one of you who participated in our last challenge, "Bling it up" ! I was personally inspired by all the awesome creations you all came up with! I love how we can come up with so many different interpretations from one idea! Be sure to check the PaperBlooms blog to see if YOU are the Featured Artist! If not, dont give up, this challenge could be yours to shine with!

For the next two weeks we have this sketch challenge for you to be inspired by:

Nice one, right? There are SO many possibilities with this one! I cant WAIT to see what you all come up with!
And remember, you do not have to use Leah's paperblooms on your project to play along! If you would like to find out more about these amazing hand made embellishments, check out Leah's Esty Shop! They are beautiful and she even takes custom orders! What more can you ask for? ;)
Here are the details on my card:
STAMPS: Beautiful Butterflies (CDStamps)
PAPER: Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Whisper White, Kalidescope dsp
INK: Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange
TOOLS/ACCESSORIES: Modern Label Punch, Top Note die, sponge,
circle & labels 2 nesties
tempting turquoise brads, butterfly bloomies from Leah's shop
Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for saying HI! It really does make my day!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Clear Dollar Weekend Color Challenge #37 Let's Chat

Happy Friday Everyone! As I say every week, THIS is my favorite part of the weekend's arrival, the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge over at PaperCraft Planet. It is even favorite over turning off the alarm clock for the weekend! Our hostess this weekend is the lovely and talented Lisa and she chose some delicious colors for us! The colors are: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Gable Green with an optional Pumpkin Pie and a neutral of White or Vanilla. Cheerful, right? I chose to use this super fun stamp set designed by the gifted Laurie Wilson, called Hanging out. I had been saving this bird dp from Basic Grey Lime Rickey to use with these birds from the Hanging Out stamp set. I tried to sponge clouds in the "window" but failed miserably so I just sponged in the one color. I also see now that I forgot to emboss the "window"! Ugh.. owell.. its done now, right? lol
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for saying HI! Comments really do make me smile! {smile}
STAMPS: Hanging Out (CDStamps)
PAPER: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, basic grey Lime Rickey, Kalidescope dsp
INK: Chocolate Chip, Stazon JetBlack
TOOLS/ACCESSORIES: Large curved rectangle & labels 2 nesties
gable green square buttons, watercolor pencils & aqua painter, sponge

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Color Dare # 34

Well, it is week #2 of my tenor on The Color Dare's design team, and I am loving it! Color challenges have always been my favorite! I find color to be so inspiring! So this week we dare you to create a project using: Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom & Certainly Celery. I ended up adding whisper white as my neutral. The stamp set I chose to use this week is Season of Friendship from Stampin Up. This has been a fav of mine for awhile since I love nature inspired stamping. The flowers are from I dont remember where, and I pressed them into the blush blossom ink pad to give them the color. I also popped up the tree to give it some dimention.
More details:
Stamps: Season of Friendship (su)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certianly Celery, Blush Blossom, whisper white
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom & Certianly Celery
Tools/Accessories: Ribbon Tag Trio & Dahlia nesties, D'vine swirls embossing folder
Chocolate chip taffeta ribbon, sponge, dimentionals
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I cant wait to see what you create with these awesome colors! Now go forth and inspire! (I know I am a dork :p )

Monday, September 14, 2009

Retro Coffee Lounge / Taylored Expressions Sketch

My second card of the day! After this I really need to work on chores.. or just have relax with a snack... we will just have to see!
Well, this weekend I stumbled upon the Taylored Expressions challenge blog, well, basically I just follow my bff, Cassie, around the internet and see what she is doing in blog land and I go there too! So, that lead me to this awesome sketch challenge and I just love how this turned out!
I L O V E this dsp, it is called Holiday Lounge (su) and it is one that was on and off my wish list since this new catalog came out. And I am SO glad it finally made it home. It is fun and retro and not necessarily for the "holidays" some pages definately are, but the flip side can just be retro fun! This stamp set just went perfect with the retro feel, Sip by Sip (su), and I love the retro percolator. I think percolators just might make the best coffee too :0)
STAMPS: Sip by Sip (su)
PAPER: Sahara Sand, Taken with Teal, Holiday Lounge dsp
INK: Taken with Teal, Stazon JetBlack
TOOLS/ACCESSORIES: Labels 9 nesties, modern lable punch, dimentionals
Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog! I hope you have a great day! {{smiles}}

Pile it on #15 - Color Pop! + Card Patterns + Ways To Use It

Happy Monday Everyone! Supposed to be that Mondays are intended as a chore catch up day, but today, the laundry & the dishes still need to be put away, the vacuum remains in the closet and the kitchen remains unmopped. I just wanted to play along with a couple challenges this morning. One if the "good" things about my dh being a ddh, (dear deployed husband) is that he wont notice if I skip a day of chores..and I get to watch HGTV anytime I want. LOL.
Anyway, I made this card with inspiration from three challenges. 1) Pile it on where the challenge is "Color Pop", use black & white & one more color. 2) The ways to use it challenge at splitcoast where the challenge is to use RED and 3) Card Patterns for the sketch.
As a sidenote, yes, you do see some yellow but that is just to highlight the windows/lights so I dont really consider it a "color" in my card.
I chose this super cool 1969 Camaro designed by Laurie Wilson at Clear Dollar Stamps, as my focal point, highlighted by dahlia nesties and night and day (su) dsp. Although this is not officially one of my Guest Designer stamp sets from Clear Dollar, I, along with Lori G, am a guest designer for the month of September! There are so many great stamp sets that came out Sept 1, click HERE to check them out! Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you have a great day!
The Details:
STAMPS: 1969 Camaro, Cool Ride (CDStamps)
PAPER: Basic Black, Real Red, Night & Day dsp, Watercolor paper
INK: Stazon JetBlack
ACCESSORIES/TOOLS: Dahlia nesties, watercolor pencils & aqua painter
playground & button latte buttons

Friday, September 11, 2009

Get Off Your Tuffet and Celebrate!

Yes its me again! This is the last one I have to share with you tonight! This one is not for a particular challenge at all, other than creating as a guest designer for Clear Dollar Stamps! In my hopes and dreams, I hope to be able to drop the "guest" and just be a designer for Clear Dollar! {sigh} Ok, on to the card at hand. Yesterday, a box full of happiness arrived at my door. After a stressful day, looking thru my new dsp was a great way to end the day. This dsp, Tea Party, is one I had thought about for a long time, always putting it aside in favor of something else, and finally it made it onto my craft table! It is so pretty! When I saw how perfect this dsp coordinates with my new nestie, blossom two, my layout was pretty much set. The stamp set, Get off your Tuffet, designed by the talented Shawne, followed right along with my paper and nestie choices. I just think Little Miss looks adorable in her paper pieced dress. Hope you like her too!
Here are the details:
STAMPS: Get off Your Tuffet (CDStamps)
PAPER: Tea Party dsp, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron,
Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
INK: Stazon JetBlack
TOOLS/ACCESSORIES: Watercolor pencils & aqua painter,
Blossom Two nesties, Modern Label punch, rhinestone brads, Almost Amethyst marker
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for sharing your thoughts!

Color Throwdown #59 EspreSSo Yourself

Hi Again! I know! I have alot to share tonight! This one has all kinds of new goodies to go with it! First of all, I got my new SU order yesterday which included some sweet new dsp! This one is called Holiday Lounge, it is one that I put on and off my list a few times and finally ordered it, and I'm SO happy I did!
This card is for The Color Throwdown where the challenge is to use Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa and Pumpkin Pie. I knew I wanted to showcase my new dsp but could not figure out how until the pattern on this sheet of dsp clicked with my new nestie, Labels 9.. Once I saw how similar the two shapes are I was off and running! I wanted to use one of my clear dollar guest designer sets, The Grind as well. For me, the coffee images worked perfectly with the colors and the retro pattern of the dsp and nesties. I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!!
STAMPS: The Grind (CDStamps)
PAPER: Holiday Lounge dsp, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie & Close to Cocoa cs
INK: Ruby Red, Stazon Jetblack, Pumpkin Pie
TOOLS/ACCESSORIES: Labels 9 nesties, sponge, aqua pen, sponge

Clear Dollar Guest Designer & PaperTake Weekly sketch #23

Hello! Greetings from West Texas! We are approaching our first "fall" here in El Paso and I am not sure what to expect! It has been staying pretty warm and there arent many leaves to actually change colors and fall off the trees... well there arent many trees out here in the desert, but still, the calender reveals that we fast approaching the first day of autumn, so I was inspired to create a card with an autumn feel. The sketch is from the papertake weekly challenge and I felt it just worked with the door from I a-door you. This dsp was suprise RAK from my BFF, called Autumn Meadows, something that I probably would not have chosen for myself, but, Cassie knows me so well, she knew I would love it, and she was right! I knew I wanted to use this stamp set, I A-Door You, designed by the talented Lori M. at Clear Dollar Stamps, the dutch door makes me think of both spring and autumn, when you can leave the door open to enjoy the fresh air of a transition season.
Also, this set is part of the ones I received as part of the privilidge of being a guest designer for Clear Dollar Stamps for the month of September. I have loved loved (guest) designing for Clear Dollar Stamps! It has been amazing! And thankfully, we are only less than half way thru September so I have a couple more weeks to soak up all that guest designing has in store for me!
{grin ear to ear} Ok, enough chatter, here are the details:
STAMPS: I A-Door You
PAPER: Tempting Turquoise, Really Rust, Autumn Meadows dsp
INK: Stazon JetBlack, Really Rust
ACCESSORIES/TOOLS: Watercolor pencils & aqua painter, dimentionals,
mustard brads, swiss dots embossing folder

Clear Dollar Weekend Color Challenge #36 Hot Rod

Hi Everyone! Yeah! Happy Friday! Happy because I can turn off my alarm clock and sleep a few extra minutes tomorrow morning, yeah because there is no school tomorrow and yeah because its time for the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge over at PaperCraft Planet! I really do look forward to it every week! This week our hostess is the lovely and talented Alex and she has challenged us to use the colors Black, Red, White and Yellow, which funny enough is the same challenge at The Pink Elephant! ha ha now that makes combining challenges easy peasy right? :0) I chose to use this awesome stamp designed by the gifted Laurie Wilson. I have always loved the Mustang, except for during its ugly years (mid 70's into the 80's). My mom had a yellow mustang like this one when she graduated from high school, and my son's favorite car is the red mustang, of course he likes the new models, lol.. So this stamp was one that I was really excited about when the sneak peeks came out! I am also getting to show you some RAK on this card, the dsp called Night & Day was a suprise gift from my BFF she included in my last SU order! Awesome, right?!? Nothing like enableing the paper-a-holic! Enable away my friend!
STAMPS: 65' Mustang & Cool Ride (CDStamps)
PAPER: Real Red, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Night & Day dsp, Whisper White
INK: Real Red, Stazon JetBlack
ACCESSORIES/TOOLS: Octagon nesties, sponge, black stitched ribbon,
aqua painter, watercolor pencils, corner ticket punch
Thank you for stopping by! And for sharing your thoughts! {smiles!}

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bling it Up!! A Sparkely PaperBlooms Challenge

Hi Everyone! The time has come again for another great and fun challenge over at the PaperBlooms challenge blog! These last two weeks went by so fast! Where did the time go? I cant believe we are already a week into September! I am excited to tell you about the challenge at hand for the next two weeks. But before we get to that, I would like to say Thank You to everyone who participated in our "It's a Flower, but it's Not" challenge. I am personally inspired by everyones individuality and creativity!

And dont forget to stop by the PaperBlooms Challenge Blog to check out the Featured Artist from this last challenge! Maybe it is YOU! If its not you this time, dont be discouraged, try again and it could be YOU next time ;)

Ok, on to this two week's challenge. We challenge you to Bling It Up! Add a bunch of sparkle and bling to your project. How fun, right? (if you havent noticed, I think pretty much every challenge is fun ;p ) Once I sat down to work on this challenge, this super adorable stamp set: My Little Ballerina illustrated by the extremely talented Shawne. I thought of the cute dots on the skirt and it seemed a perfect place to add some waterfall stickles for bling. I also added the stickles to the rhinestone brads to make them even more sparkely and fun.

And remember, you do not have to use Leah's paperblooms on your project to play along! If you would like to find out more about these amazing hand made embellishments, check out Leah's Esty Shop! They are beautiful and she even takes custom orders! What more can you ask for? ;)
Here come the details:
Stamps: my little ballerina (cdstamps)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Mambo Melon
Razzleberry Lemonade dsp, (su)
Ink: Stazon JetBlack, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry
Tools/Accessories: Label 4 & mega curved rectangle nesties, Word Window
Stickles, Rhinestone Brads, Crushed Curry & Melon Mambo ribbon,
Dimentionals,Watercolor pen, Leah's PaperBlooms
Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I can't wait to see what you all come up with! It will be so fun to see all the sparkle and bling! Yeah!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Exciting News! And this week's Color Dare! CD33

Whaaattt? When it rains it pours, right? Well, a week or so ago I decided to throw my hat into the ring for the upcoming season's design team for The Color Dare totally expecting to not make it, and to my suprise I MADE IT! Woo Hoo!! I was seriously jumping up and down with excitement! This, along with making Clear Dollar's guest designer along with Lori G (see her blog HERE) for September? Yeah, when it rains it pours many blessings!!
So, here we are my debut card for The Color Dare challenge blog. This week we dare you to create a project using Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.
These are some of my favorite colors, so I could not wait to jump right in and get to work! I chose to use a beautiful stamp set designed by the very talented Kim Teasdale at Clear Dollar stamps, simply called Peony. I just love to watercolor and this flower is one of my all time favs. I cannot WAIT to see what inspirations you gals create with these gorgeous colors!
The Details:
Stamps: Peony (CDStamps)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla, Cottage Wall dsp (su)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Stazon Jetblack, Pale plum (marker)
Tools/Accessories: labels 4 & mega curved rectangle nesties,
rich razzleberry ribbon, d'vine swirls embossing folder
watercolor pen, dimentionals, ticket corner punch, sponge
Thank you for visiting my blog! It really does make my day! :0) now go forth and create! (lol)

Truly Scrumptious Challenge #15

Hi once again! Entry #3 of 3 today. This time I am using this adorable set designed by the very talented Shawne -- Get off Your Tuffet a set of 6 for only $7.99. So fun to work with! The sketch is from the Truly Scrumptious challenge blog. I had been saving this sketch for just the right stamp set and I think Little Miss here was just perfect! I resisted the urge to paper piece and went straight for watercoloring and used one of my favorite dsp's, Cottage Wall. And as a final touch, I added the very vanilla hodgepodge hardware, which, I found it sitting all by its lonesome in my craft box just waiting for its chance in the spotlight. lol ...
Here are the details:
Stamps: Get off your Tuffet (CDStamps)
Paper: Old Olive, Cottage Wall dsp, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Stazon JetBlack
Tools/Accessories: Watercolor pencils & pen, Old Olive & Orchid Opulence markers
Old Olive corduroy & bouquet buttons, Very Vanilla Hodgepodge, glue dots
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for sharing your thoughts! It really does make my day!!

Mojo Monday 103 -- I A-Door Guest Designing!

Entry #2 of 3 for today! I am just so excited and on fire about Clear Dollar Stamps AND my guest designer gig for September that I just cant stop creating with my CDS guest designer stamps!
This card was made with the Mojo Monday sketch #103 in mind. I saw the sketch on a small thumbnail so I misread it a little bit, and I turned it on its side, so I didnt quite get the sketch right. Owell!
I really enjoy this stamp set, I a-door you, designed by the talented Lori M, owner of Clear Dollar stamps. It is really fun with tons of possibilities, a set of 17 for only $14.99! Today I chose pink flamingo dsp, I just love the bold pattern of this paper! It was hard for me to not color the door more than I did though, I couldnt decide how to color the door, so in the end I just decided to (mostly) not color it! It was hard though! As a final touch, I added a couple of Leah's PaperBlooms , hand crocheted embellishments, a sweet flower and butterfly.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I just love to share my passion and love to hear what you think!
Stamps: I a-door you (CDStamps)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Pink Flamingo dsp
Ink: Stazon JetBlack, Cameo Coral
Tools/Accessories: Ticket corner punch, eyelet border punch,
tempting turquoise marker, watercolor pencils, dimentionals, Leah's Blooms
Tempting turquoise brad

Clean & Simple Challenge #31

Hi Everyone! I had so much fun this morning working as a Clear Dollar Stamps Guest Designer! I, as you know, along with Lori G was chosen to be a guest designer for September and I have been really really enjoying it! I hope September lasts for months and months! I normally can't wait to be able to check another month off the calender, marking one month closer to see my DDH (Dear Deployed Husband).. but for Clear Dollar, I will make an exception and have September last and last and last ... {chuckle} But, since we all know, time stands still for no one, I better get onto the business at hand!
This sample is for the Clean & Simple challenge at Splitcoast. The challenge is to not only make a clean and simple card, but to add dimentionals/pop up dots to the project. I used The Grind stamp set designed by the very talented Laurie Wilson. This is such a fun set especially for the coffee enthusiast that I am!
Stamps: The Grind (CDStamps)
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Stazon JetBlack
Tools/Accessories: Labels 3 nesties, Watercolor pencils & pen, bermuda bay ribbon, chocolate ribbon from clear dollar
Thanks for stopping by! I love to share my favorite things .. and to hear what you think! ;p

Sunday, September 6, 2009

CD Stamps Guest Designer Card #3 I A-Door You

As I had hoped, I have two more cards to share with you today, and Both are as a guest designer for Clear Dollar Stamps! (I just love saying that!) For this example, I used the limited supply challenge at splitcoast as inspiration. That challenge calls for "a scrapling card" which is the leftover piece of cardstock when making a 4x4 card leaving 1.5x4 for your creation. I cheated a bit on the dimentions making my card 3 1/4 x 5 still narrower than a standard sized card, that being the inspiration. I first made the door, from I a-door you set from Clear Dollar, Designed by Lori M I stumbled across this super cute paper at Michaels called Actupus to Zelephant K&Co dp. It has lots of different patterns to include this woodgrain sample. I first stamped the door there, then again on the opposite side of the woodgrain dp - the clouds dp, and again to make the window paper piecing the different sections of the dutch door. This set is so much fun, just click on the name to be directed to Clear Dollar's page for the Ia-door you set!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like what you see! I sure have been having fun with my CDS guest designer spot and with these awesome stamps!
Stamps: I a-door you (CDStamps)
Paper: Real Red, Bashful Blue, dp from K&Co
Ink: Stazon JetBlack
Accessories/Tools: Curved large rectangle nestie, d'vine swirls embossing folder,
watercolor pencils & pen, word window, real red & bashful blue square buttons,
real red & bashful blue gingham ribbon, red ribbon from clear dollar

The Daily Grind & Color Dare #32

Hi Everyone! I am back once again to share yet another card I have created as a Clear Dollar Stamps Guest Designer! For this project, I looked to the Color Dare blog for inspiration. The color challenge this week is to use Cameo Coral, So Saffron & Bermuda Bay together. I had to cheat a tiny bit and add just a drop of Chocolate Chip for the coffee in my coffee cups. The stamp set I am showcasing is called The Grind and it is available NOW in the September New Releases section at Clear Dollar Stamps. Click HERE to find it. I used three different dsp's for the different coffee mugs, paper piecing each one. What is it with me and paper piecing lately?
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this sample and hope you check back soon, I have another exciting announcement coming up later this week! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: The Grind (CDStamps)
Paper: Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White,
Delicate Dots dsp, Pink Flamingo dsp, Throughly Modern dsp
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Stazon JetBlack, So Saffron, Cameo Coral
Accessories/Tools: Sponge, Ticket corner punch, watercolor pen

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My CDS Guest Designer Debut! CC234

Hi Everyone! Today I proudly debut my first card as a clear dollar stamps guest designer. I am thrilled beyond thrilled and honored beyond measure to be a cds guest designer! For this card, I chose to utilize the color challenge for this week at splitcoast stampers #cc234 where the colors this week are Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay. I did add very vanilla for my neutral. Do you ever start on an idea and then part way thru realize just how involved it is? Yeah, that happened today with my paper piecing Little Miss here, but I had to finish and I am glad I did. i paper pieced her hair bow, her dress, her socks, and the ottoman she sits on using either side of one sheet of Razzleberry Lemonade dsp. I used my watercolor pencils for her hair, spoon/bowl. and her skin, adding just a touch of rosey cheeks. It was alot of work but totally worth it! I hope you like it! And check back tomorrow, I hope to have another cds guest designer card to show you, and maybe even two!
On to the details:
Stamps: Get off your tuffett (CDStamps) designed by Shawne
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Razzleberry Lemonade dsp
Ink: Stazon Jetblack, Melon Mambo
Tools/Accessories: Dahlia & Circle Nesties, Bermuda Bay ribbon, watercolor
pencils & pen, Eyelet border punch
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Friday, September 4, 2009

Clear Dollar Weekend Color Challenge #35

Hi Everyone! The weekend is here again, and you all know what that means! More important than catching up on sleep and chores, it is time for the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge over at PaperCraft Planet! WooHoo! This week our hostess is the very talented Shawne, and she challenges us to use Rose Red, So Saffron & Kiwi Kiss with white or ivory for a neutral. Gorgeous choices, right?! I immediately knew I wanted to use Summer Blooms Dahlia designed by the gifted Kim Teasdale because I really wanted to watercolor the flower in these fantastic colors! Rose red is quickly becoming one of my all-time fav's.
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Details, Details...
Stamps: Summer Blooms Dahlia (CD Stamps)
Paper: Rose Red, Rose Red dsp, Tall Tales dsp, Good Morning Sunshine dsp, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Stazon JetBlack, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron
Tools/Accessories: Labels 3 & Circle nesties, spots & dots embossing folder,
watercolor pen, dimentionals, so saffron ribbon

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I am so excited!! Lori G and I have been chosen to be September guest designers for Clear Dollar Stamps!!
I am truly honored and thrilled to have been chosen this month, and with the very talented Lori G at that! She is truly inspiring! Go check out her blog for some great examples of her work.
As if this wasnt enough! I got some more exciting news last night, but you have to check back next week, Sept 8th, to see what the news is!