Friday, December 31, 2010

January Sneak Peeks Day Three!

Welcome to day Three of Clear Dollar's January Sneaks! Today I have one adorable stamp set to share with you.

This example is from an adorable set of 11 for only $9.99, called Baby Bundle. It's perfect for anyone expecting a baby or to welcome a baby to the world. I made this one 4"x4" so the image would be the main focus. I adorned the inside with the sentiment and another image from the set. This card also features paper and ink from the Clearly Coordinating Collections of matching paper and hybrid ink.

Here is a view of the inside:

Stamps: Baby Bundle (CDS)
Paper: Deep Sea, (CDS) Fresh Papaya, (CDS) Whisper White
Hybrid Inks: Deep Sea, Fresh Papaya (CDS)
Accents/Tools: Big Scalloped Squares Nestabilities,
Seeing Spots Embossing Folder

Be sure to stop by the rest of the DT's blogs to see their wonderful creations, and stop by Lori's blog to see the stamp set in full.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

January Sneak Peeks Day Two!

Thanks for stopping by for Clear Dollar Stamps' Sneak Peek Day Two!

This first example for today is from the FANTASTIC January Stamp of the Month set, A Friend in Need, which you can get for FREE with a $50 order at Clear Dollar Stamps. Now who doesnt like FREE?

Stamps: A Friend in Need January SOM
Papers: Old Olive, Basic Grey Origins, Neenah Solar White
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: E31, E43, YG03, YG 06, G05, BG10, G02
Accents/Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Old Olive Brads, Corner Rounder

Here is another example of the January SOM set which is available for FREE! I really wanted to feature both of the main images in this set.
Stamps: A Friend In Need January SOM
Papers: Deep Sea, Neenah Solar White, Basic Grey
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Deep Sea Hybrid ink

Copics: C1, C5, Y17, Y38, BG01, BG10

Accents/Tools: Labels One Nestabilities, Word Window, Misc orange buttons, Misc orange ribbon, White organza ribbon, Sponge dauber,
 tiny bubbles embossing folder


This second sample for today is just one of several awesome images illustrated by Trudy from We Go Together, a stamp set of 10 for only $9.99. This set is a definate must have. Let me point out something very important about this image... I added the word "Soy" at the top of the milk carton. I did this for one simple reason, I am allergic to dairy, so the obvious choice for me is Soy Milk. I used a regular pen and wrote it in on top of my stamped image. The actual image does NOT have the word SOY on it. I just thought it would be fun coming from me. ;o)


Stamps: We Go Together (CDS)

Paper: Real Red, Neenah Solar White,

Cosmo Cricket Togetherness dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Real Red

Copics: C1, W1, E43,YR61, B00, BG01
Accents/Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Designer Labels die, su heart brad

Be sure to stop by the rest of the DT's blogs for more inspirational examples of these new release sets! And come back tomorrow for the last day of sneaks and then come visit us again on New Year's day to check out our Awesome Blog Hop!
 Here's a hint: Tag! You're It!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

January Sneak Peeks Day One!

Well here we are, we have just about finished 2010 and 2011 is waiting at our doorstep. Amazing how fast time goes by! If you are one that gets sad when the year ends, here is something that will cheer you right up!


I have TWO stamp set previews for you just today alone! So lets get started!

This is just one of the several adorable images from Loving Critters, a set of 17 for only $12.99. Yes 17 stamps! I fell in love with all the "loving critters" featured in this collection, but the penguin captured my heart for my first sample. This set is illustrated by the talented Laurie Wilson.
Stamps: Loving Critters (CDS)
Paper: Real Red, Basic Grey Sugar Rush, Neenah Solar White
Inks/Markers: Momento Tuxedo Black,Basic Grey, Copics: BG10,B00, BG05, C1,C5, R46, Y17, Y38, BV29
Accents/Tools: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, Tropical Mist jewels, Oval Nestabilities, Sponge
This card features this cuddly teddy bear illustrated by the truly talented Trudy. I dont know about you, but this little bear reminds me of my very first teddybear, cleverly named BearBear. Yes, I still have him. Back to the stamp set .. It is called Heart Hugs, a set of 8 for only $7.99, perfect to show someone how much they are loved.
Stamps: Heart Hugs (CDS)
Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Unknown su dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils, Pretty in Pink
Accents/Tools: Sponge, Corner Rounder, Labels 14 Nestabilities, Wide real red ribbon, pretty in pink ribbon, dimentionals
Techniques: masking, prismacoloring
Thank you so much for checking out my Clear Dollar Stamps January Sneak Peeks! Come back tomorrow for more great sneaks!

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Sweet Sketch Wednesday Thank You to my BFF

I made this card using the birthday present and the Christmas presents my BFF, Cassie,  gave me this month. I figured what a perfect way to adorn her Thank You card, but by using the things I am thanking her for.

I followed the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, they always have such fun sketches! This month has been so hectic and stressful not only with the business of the holidays but with some news, adding that with wanting to spend time with family, I just havent been able to post as much as I would like. BUT, do come back in a couple days to check out the January new releases at Clear Dollar Stamps! And we have an exciting blog hop coming up to kick off the new year! Hope to see you all then!

Stamps: What's Cookin' (TE)
Paper: Echo Park dp, TE Dec KI Kit cardstock
Ink: Momento Tuxedo black
Tools/Accessories: Apron & Pocket dies (TE), Kitchen Accessories dies (TE)
Oval Nestabilities, Lacey circles Nestabilities, Moroccan Screen Embossing Folder, 1/2" circle punch, Word Window

Anything Goes at PaperTake Weekly

This card is for my mom's 60th birthday which is January 5th. She gave me the lacey circles Nestabilities for my birthday so it seemed a perfect addition to her birthday card.

Over at PaperTake Weekly, the challenge is simply "Anything Goes" so in goes this silly goose! I just love this image which is from Clear Dollar Stamps. It was the October Stamp of the Month which, by the way, is available again for FREE for a limited time! Click HERE to go check out all the details!

Stamps: Silly Goose Oct SOM (CDS)
Paper: Togetherness dp, Very vanilla
Ink:Momento Tuxedo Black, Tempting turquoise
Copics: YR68,Y38, C1, W1, BG05, B05,  R59, RV06, R22
Tools/Accessories: Word Window, misc yellow ribbon
Lacey circles Nestabilities, corner rounder, ticket corner punch

Friday, December 17, 2010

OCC Sketch Challenge

Hello blogland friends! Today has been "one of those days" for so many reasons .. but, despite that, I need to 'soldier on'. So, here I am posting a card I made as a 'Thank You' to my Mom. She gave me the Lacey Circles Nestabilities and the red chunky glitter I used on this card for my birthday!
The sketch challenge at OCC and this dp was my inspiration.

Stamps: Cuppie in the Kitchen (TE)
Paper: Choice Buttercream, November KI Kit from TE,
October Afternoon Modern Homemaker dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Go Round (CDS)
Copics: C1, C5, RV13, R46, BG01, E57
Tools/Accessories: Corner Rounder, Lacey Circles Nestabilities,
unknown ribbon, uk red chunky glitter, chipboard spatula (TE KI Kit)
Teal blue jewels (CDS)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winter Wonderland times Three!

Hi everyone! I have been able to spend two mornings in a row in the craft room, which has been wonderful. I am sure all of you can relate, crafting is truly therapeutic.

This morning I was inspired and energized the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club challenge for this week. This week its a theme, "Winter Wonderland" and this MFT stamp set, Winter in the City came to mind. Its no secret how much I love the Who's that Girl line, and this stamp is no exception. I had alot of fun choosing out her 'outfit' ... paper piecing has to be one of my favorite techniques ... Anyway, I love the sketch for this week's Card Patterns challenge #93, so I had to play along with them! This card also fits into the theme challenge at Stampin Royalty, which is "Winter Holidays". Perfect! It has been a fun morning, thanks goes out to these three challenge blogs for the inspiration!

Stamps: MFT Winter in the City
Paper: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey Jovial
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories: Die-Namics Ric-Rak die, SU little snow flurries,
 CDS strawberry jam jewels, Prismacolor Pencils, Sponge Dauber
Technique: Paper Piecing, sponging

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What's Cookin'? Mojo Monday #168!

OhMyLanta it has been a long time since I have been able to spend some good quality time with my stamps, copics and designer paper! Too long! So, I set aside some time today to do just that. And since this IS my second post of the day, you can see I took full advanage of my crafting time!
I decided to try my hand at this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

I was very excited to use my new stamp set! My BFF Cassie gave me this fabulous TE stamp set What's Cookin' for my birthday last week. And wouldn't you know, this dp goes with it perfectly! My husband gave me my kitchenaid mixer goodness maybe 15 years ago .. and I love it. I think the kitchenaid is the ultimate kitchen icon. So, of course it is the stamp I chose for this card.

Stamps: What's Cookin' (TE)
Paper: October Afternoon Modern Homemaker, Buttercream,
Cardstock from TE November KI kit
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, CDS Tropical Mist
Copics: C1,C5, R22
Accessories: CDS Tropical Mist ribbon, chipboard spatula (TE KI kit),
CDS Tropical Mist jewels, Modern Lable punch

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #79

Greetings and Happy Wednesday from the warm desert southwest! As most of you are shivering in a deep winter chill, I am enjoying sunny blue skies and 65 degree weather - from the windows anyway! Today I promised myself I would get time in the craft room, and not to just work on Christmas gifts, but to make a card, or maybe two! This card, I made for Sweet Sketch Wednesday's sketch challenge, I actually made the entire card before even deciding what image to use! I did finally decide on Blooming Bouquet a December new release from Clear Dollar Stamps. Along with the stamp, I used the coordinating die - that  cute and embosses!

Oh, by the way, Clear Dollar Stamps is having an AWESOME sale for December! Be sure to stop on by there and check it out!!

Stamps: Blooming Bouquet CDS
Cardstock/Papers: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey Curio dp
Inks: Old Olive, CDS Hot Cocoa
Accents/Tools: CDS Vanilla Twill Ribbon, chalk distress ink,
 CDS Blooming Bouquet dies, Corner Rounder, Oval Nestabilities

Monday, November 29, 2010

Clear Dollar Stamps December Sneak Peeks Day One!

Hello! This year has definately flown by! I am very excited, beyond thrilled to share this fantastic stamp set and coordinating flower die set with you! Yep! I said FLOWER DIE SET! There are so so many combinations possible, it was hard to choose what to highlight for you here. There is 4 dies that coordinate with the Blooming Bouquet stamp set of 12. On this first card, I chose the die that also EMBOSSES! YES! Embossed Flowers!

Details (above)
Stamps/Images: Blooming Bouquet (CDS)
Paper: Spring Leaf, Wild Huckleberry (CDS), Basic Grey Kioshi dp
Inks: Spring Leaf, Wild Huckleberry (CDS)
Accents/Tools: Blooming Bouquet dies (CDS), Wild Huckleberry sheer ribbon (CDS), Corner Rounder
 This second card was definately inspired by the dp my BFF sent to me in a RAK package. The cardstock is all from Clear Dollar Stamps' Clearly Coordinating collection, as are the hybrid inks. Who doesnt love to be matchy matchy when it comes to stamping?  I know I do!

 Details (above)
Stamps: Floral Frenzy (CDS) Bee-lieve (scripture) CDS
Paper: Pucker Up(cds), Tropical Mist (cds),
Echo Park - Life is good, Whisper White
Ink: Pucker Up(cds), Tropical mist(cds), Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories: Octagon Nestabilities, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder,
Ticket Corner Punch, Pucker Up & Tropical Mist Rhinestone Jewels (Cds),
Floral Frenzy coordinating die set (cds), Dimentionals

I thought Clear Dollar's scripture stamps were a perfect addition to these fabulous flower stamps and dies. I am often reminded of how God takes care of all the details when I see the beauty of a flower.

Details (above)
Stamps: Floral Frenzy (CDS) Romans 12:2 Scripture CDS
Paper: Ripe Olive, Wild Huckleberry, Fresh Papaya - all CDS
Whisper White
Ink: Wild Huckleberry, Fresh Papaya, Spring Leaf- all CDS
 Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories: Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Grass die(mft),
Ticket Corner Punch, Floral Frenzy die set (CDS)

Looking for more inspiration? Check out the other Clear Dollar DT's blogs: Katie, Lisa, Angela, Gloria, Candy on splitcoast  and if you want to see the entire set, check out Lori's blog

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Birthday Card for an Old Friend....

Hello Friends! I made this card a few days ago following the sketch challenge at Truly Scrumptious .. but I missed the deadline to post it on their blog. It does, however fit into the PaperTake Weekly challenge which is "Cut it Out" (use punched shapes / die cuts) and it also fits with the "anything goes" challenge  at For Fun Challenges that I will post it on.
I really enjoy making cards for a specific person. This one is for my friend, Elli who I met when we were both in 8th grade, our birthdays are only 8 days apart, so of course she will be getting a special card from me. She teaches English in Paris, so I am afraid it will be a little late, but I think she will appreciate it all the same.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I would love to hear what you think!

Stamps: Lovin From the Oven (MFT)
Paper: October Afternoon Modern Homemaker,
 TE November KI Kit, Very Vanilla 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, CDS Cherry Go-Round, prismacolor pencils
Tools/Accessories: MFT Die-Namics large scallop die,
CDS designer dies, CDS jewels

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Another week, another Sweet Sketch! For this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday (#76) I was just drawn to this adorable little deer from Clear Dollar's Get Well Critters set. And then, imagine my delight! As I look thru my dp, I discover reindeer in the Jovial stack! YAY! It was meant to be! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I so appreciate your comments and your friendship!
Stamps: Get Well Critters
Cardstock/Papers:Jovial dp, Very Vanilla
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Dark Brown chalk ink
Copics: E43,E33,E37, E47, C1, C5, B00, BG01, R20,R37
Accents/Tools: Oval Nestabilities, CDS Designer Dies, Lg Scallop die-namics, Fillagree Brad, CDS Tropical Mist gems, CDS Grey & Olive Ribbons
Techniques: Paper Piecing

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #75 Plus two more!

WOOHOO! That's what I feel like every time Sweet Sketch Wednesday rolls around! I just love their sketches and their fantastic design team! This week, I chose yet another MFT set called Well Read WTG. In fact this is what I hope to be doing later today, relaxing with my book. This card also qualifies for There She Goes challenge, which is to create a scene. The scene here being a cozy living room, featuring wood floors and art on the wall! (hehe)
And the third challenge this fits into is Cute Card Thursday's Anything Goes challenge. Fun, Right? Well, I had so much fun I went ahead and decorated the inside.

Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog today! I really do appreciate it! Now, here are the details of this project:
Stamps: Well Read WTG (MFT)
Paper: Basic Grey Pyrus, Very Vanilla, Crate Paper Restorations dp, Basic Grey Manilla (on the book), Aztec textured cs
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Deep Sea Hybrid ink (CDS)
Tools/Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Circle punch, Corner rounder, Ticket corner punch, D'Vine Swirls embossing folder, Aztec Ric-rak ribbon, Flower Brads (su), Chestnut chalk distress ink, Dimentionals
Technique: Paper Piecing

Monday, November 8, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #133

Monday Monday it is here again. I actually planned on giving my son's room a top to bottom cleaning, but, then I remembered I have a meeting in the middle of the day to attend. I guess I will have to reschedule the scrubbing and organizing for tomorrow. BUT, thankfully, I do have time to share this card with you this morning! I made this card for the Taylored Expressions Sketch challenge #133. I chose a MFT Who's that Girl stamp set, WTG Goes Green and tweeked it into a Christmas card using only Jovial dp and lots of paper piecing.

Stamps: WTG Goes Green, WTG Winter in the City (sentiments)
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Papaya (Clear Dollar Stamps), Tropical Mist (CDS), Red Velvet Cake (CDS)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Basic Grey Jovial dp
Tools/Accessories: Lattice Edge Punch, Word Window, Sponge Dauber, CDS Neurtals Black Ribbon, CDS Pucker Up Jewels, Prismacolor Pencils

Here is a peek at the inside:

Friday, November 5, 2010

Clearly Inspired Challenge # 19 - Theme Challenge

Hello! This year is going by SO FAST! I cant believe we are already at the begining of November! Seriously! Where has 2010 gone? At least it is time again for the Clearly Inspired Challenge! (yay) This month we challenge you to a Theme challenge "Fall Bounty" the theme being FOOD. I was seriously stumped on what stamp to use.. until my BFF reminded me of this wonderful and adorable stamp set, Baking with Charliene, which you can check out HERE.
Stamps: Baking with Charliene (CDS)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, October Afternoon dp, Very Vanilla
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip,
 Chestnut Brown chalk distress ink
Coloring Meduim: Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol, Tombow Marker 847 Strawberry Jam (CDS)
Tools/Accessories: Labels 14 Nestabilities, Ruby Red Brads,
Seeing Spots Embossing Folder
Techniques: Paper Piecing

Here are the details of this month's Clearly Inspired Challenge:
Here are the basic details for our challenges, they are sweet and simple and not just ONE of you will win a prize but FIVE of you will win a prize.

These challenges will occur the 1st Friday of the Month

You have until the following 1st Friday of the next month to link your project using
 Mr. Linky (below)

Challenges will vary each and every time

Your work is important so there will be 3 Inspirational Cards/Projects
chosen to be featured here.

New requirement is to use CDstamps (either stamp or digital) in your project. If you don't have any we are offering a FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.

Click ---> HERE <--- to be taken to the store and your FREE Download. We will have a different FREEBIE each and every month.

FIVE random winners will be chosen to win a $10.00 gift certificate good towards any Clear Dollar Stamp(s) or Digital Images.

If you upload to Splitcoast Stampers or another online gallery please use CIC19 as one of your keywords

Multiple Entries are welcome.

Extra Help: Click HERE to be taken to a great tutorial to help you with your freebie digital image. Plus don't forget there are many, many very affordable images to download as well along with other free images with purchase.
This Challenge will close on DECEMBER 2nd and the winners announced on DECEMBER 3rd along with the new challenge post,


Now go forth and create! I am excited to see what you come up with!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #74

Hi! Happy Thursday! I have been busy with DT work this week, but I managed to find some time to play along with this week's sketch at  Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I had alot of fun coloring this adorable image from Clear Dollar Stamps' Get Well Critters stamp set, a newly released set for November -- 11 stamps for only $9.99. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Stamps: Get Well Critters (CDS)
Paper: Mud Pie (Clearly Coordinating - CDS), Basic Grey Origins,
 Neenah Solar White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: E43, E33, E49, W1, C1, YG03, YG06, Go5, YG67,G99
Tools/Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Misc yellow brads,
Mosic Tile embossing folder

Thursday, October 28, 2010

November Sneaks Day One!

Hello everyone! I literally cannot believe that November is just around the corner. Time really seems to fly by lately, especially living here in the desert southwest, where the weather stays warm for most of the year! Anyway, despite my disbelief, it is in fact the end of October, and in my delight, that means it is time for Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks! YAY! I am very excited to share these two examples, both made from an adorable stamp set of 11 for only $9.99, called Get Well Critters. This set is a must have for every card maker, perfect to send a little "pick me up" to a friend who may have fallen ill.

Details: (above)
Stamps: Get Well Critters (CDS)
Paper: Jovial dp, Tropical Mist (CDS), Neenah Solar White, Ruby Red
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black,
 Copics: C5,C1,BV23,B00,BG05,BG01,E93,RV13,E33,R20,R46,E31,E43
Tools/Accessories: Oval & Circle Nestabilities, Snowflake die (mft)
Tropical Mist & Pucker Up Rhinestone Jewels

Isnt this little mouse just the cutest? I just love him! I made this card small, measuring 4.5" x 4.5". I didnt want this little guy to be lost in a full size card.

Details: (above)
Stamps: Get Well Critters (CDS)
Paper: Basic Grey Olivia, Basic Grey (su), Neutrals Grey (CDS),
Neenah Solar White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Melon Mambo (su)
Copics: E33, E43, C1, C5, RV13
Tools/Accessories:Circle Nestabilities, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder
Sponge, Misc Black Brads 

Want more inspiration?? Go check out the other Clear Dollar DT's blogs for their examples with this cute set!  Laurie, Angela, Katie, Tricia, Barb, Shell and Lisa. To see the entire set and the other November sneaks, hop on over to Lori's blog!

Friday, October 22, 2010

PaperTake Weekly sketch #49

Welcome to Friday and the upcoming weekend everyone! The other day I decided to get some more practice / play time with my copics. I stamped this great image from Taylored Expressions and got to work.

Happy with my image, I needed to showcase it! I found this great sketch at PaperTake Weekly, and it worked perfectly for my image. Now, keep in mind that I am learning about copics on my own thru tutorials, dvd's and practice. I do love coloring and have been having so much fun with my copics. I would love to hear your copic tips, ideas and what you think! 

Stamps: Cuppie in Seattle
Paper: Deep Sea (CDS), Lagoon (unknown),Pomagranate (unknown),
Basic Grey Wander dp, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Deep Sea Hybrid Ink (CDS)
Copics: W1, C1, C5, E33, E43, RV13, BV23, YR68,YR04,
G05,G17, Y11, R29, R37
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch, Word Window, Sponge Dauber, Pumpkin Pie Brads 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #72

Hi and Happy Thursday! After a many changed minds, mis-cut dp and totally changing the image, I finally have my card for this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday ready to share with you.  {add sigh of relief here}

I had a totally different card made up in my head, I just couldnt get it to work! Then I was reminded of this great stamp set from MFT called Sheltering Tree, and then the fall themed button tree came to be. And hey .. is it just me, or do you just hate it when you cut your striped paper the wrong direction! Vertical stripes vs horizontial stripes! It has just been one of those days!
Stamps: Sheltering Tree (MFT)
Paper: Imaginisce Apple Cider dp, Very Vanilla,
Lagoon (unknown), Parakeet (unknown)
Ink: Hot Cocoa hybrid ink (CDS) Momento Tuxedo Black,
Dusty Durango, Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol
Tools/Accessories: Labels 14, buttons from TE October KI KIT,
glue dots, sponge dauber

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Friday Sketchers and Tuesday Throwdown a two fer

Ah Tuesday, the most stressful day of the week for me but thankfully, I took some time in the begining of this day to create, and this little baby has made me smile! I received my October key ingredients kit yesterday and once I looked thru the papers, I was inspired to make a Christmas card! I love these colors for Christmas. I used a great new release holiday stamp set available NOW from Clear Dollar Stamps called Filled With Cheer, a set of 14 for only $12.99.
I followed the sketch at Friday Sketchers, and I am also posting this for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge which is Anything Goes.

Stamps: Filled with Cheer (CDS)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Apple Cider dp, Oct ki kit cs
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: C1,C5, R20, R22, BG10
Tools/Accessories: Corner Rounder, Ticket Corner Punch, Oval Nestabilities, Word Window, Red Velvet Cake Ribbon (CDS)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Three Challenges on a Monday

Hello and Happy Monday! My son goes to a year round school, so he was off on fall break for the last two weeks, and today its back to school for another 9 week session.. needless to say we are a little tired around the Bryant house today!
Anyway, I worked on this card off and on all day yesterday. I really had fun with it ... I did just notice that my last three posts have all featured a Who's That Girl stamp! As much as I dont want to appear to be a 'one trick pony', I do love WTG! 
I was inspired by, and made this card for three different challenges, which is alot of challenge combining for me! The first being the sketch challenge #86 at Card Patterns, the second a theme challenge at Raise the Bar, #40 the theme being "Get a Hobby" featuring a hobby/sport/interest on your card. I obviously chose gardening. I do love planting and taking care of my flowers, plants and trees. The third challenge is at Our Creative Corner, "the more embellishments the better" - use at least three different embellishments. My embellishments are:  1) ribbon 2) Strawberry Jam jewels (cds) and 3) The rolled flowers made with MFT's rolled flower die.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I would love to hear what you think! 
Stamps: WTG In the Garden (MFT)
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety, Neenah Solar White,
Strawberry Jam (CDS)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: E00, E02, Y15, Y17, YR68, R29, R46,G17, YG67, E37, E57, W1
Tools/Accessories: Strawberry Jam jewels & ribbon, Modern Label Punch,
Rolled Flower Die (mft), Scalloped Edge

Friday, October 15, 2010

Creative Inspirations Sketch #82

If you haven't yet guessed, I am a fan of MFT's Who's that girl line of stamps.. Some may be put off by her lack of head, but I think that is one of the best things, she can be anyone, and she is great to paper piece, my favorite technique! I made this one for the Creative Inspirations Sketch challenge #82. I added to the challenge by limiting myself to this stamp set and Basic Grey Wanted dp.
Stamps: Who's that E-Girl (mft)
Paper: Basic Grey Wanted, Chocolate Chip, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: c-1, C-5, E00, E02
Tools/Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon &
 Brads from TE Sept KI kit

Thanks for visiting my blog today! I would love to hear what you think!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #71

Hello and Happy Thursday! Every week I look forward to Wednesday not only because some of my favorite shows are on, but to see what Arlana and the gals at Sweet Sketch Wednesday have in store for us this week! And, once again, it is a fabulous sketch! I had tons and tons of fun with this sketch! I love this basic grey Wander dp, and I was just waiting for the perfect moment to put this stamp set and that paper together! And today is the day!  YaY!

Stamps: WTG Going Places (MFT)
Paper: Spruce Needle (CDS), Basic Black, Very Vanilla,
Basic Grey Wander dp, October Afternoon Thrift Shop dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories: Circle Nesabilities, Ric-Rak die (mft),
Corner Rounder, misc brads, Prismacolor pencils

Monday, October 11, 2010

Taylored Expressions #131 and TPE 85

Hi and welcome to a new week! I have been practicing with my copic markers lately, which means I am pretty much making myself reach for them when I go to color my images, and so far, the jury is out on this one. Thankfully, it was fun! I made this card for two challenges, the Taylored Expressions Sketch and the Pink Elephant Theme challenge which is "Childhood". What came to my mind for the childhood theme was school and school crafts, therefore, Crafty Cuppie from Taylored Expressions came into the mix! I also used this cute dp from October Afternoon called Report Card to tie in with my school/childhood theme.
Stamps: Crafty Cuppie (TE)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Billowing Clouds (clear dollar),OA Report Card dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Papaya hybrid ink (clear dollar)
Copics: C1, C5, E43,E08,RV37,RV13, R29, R46, BV29,
E08, BG01, Y15, YG06, YR04, W1
Tools/Accessories: Notebook edge punch, Sponge dauber, Pumpkin pie brads

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Details are Sketchy - Flourishes Sketch Challenge

Good Sunday morning everyone! The other day I received some happy mail from my BFF... I knew she was sending me something, but I was so excited to see this adorable the ala modes stamp set from MFT in my package! She knows me so well, I do love coffee! I also recently received some copics and I have been practicing and practicing, and although I know I need more practice, I think I am getting a better handle on them... I also could be totally off base here... lol
Anyway, I came across this challenge when checking out a fellow CDS DT member Stacy's blog. Flourishes is a new company to me so I have yet to try out their products, and was happy to see I could enter their challenge using another company's stamps. I really enjoyed this sketch and I made this card as a thank you to my BFF for my happy mail.  
Stamps: The a'la modes Miss you a Latte (MFT) 
Paper:  TE Sept KI kit, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: BG05, B05, Y15,YR61, E37, C1,C5
Tools: Modern Label Punch, Labels 14, Notebook edge punch
Ribbon from TE Sept KI kit

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #70

Hi! Happy Saturday! I have another Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge card to share with you today.. I just love sweet sketch wednesday! Last week I was very honored to be chosen as one of the top three in the sketch challenge! YAY!
This week, I made another Christmas inspired card, (secretly I am building up my Christmas card supply before the busy season hits this year!) I decided to get creative with one of the Clear Dollar Stamps October new releases, Filled with Cheer, a stamp set of 14 for only $12.99.

Stamps: Fileld with Cheer
Cardstock: Red Velvet Cake (cds) Neenah Solar White,
Basic Grey Jovial dp
Inks/Markers: Red Velvet Cake Hybrid Ink
Copics: R59, R29, C1,C5,B05,BG05,E37, E33, G05, Y11
Accents/Tools: Corner Rounder, Ticket Corner Punch,
Snowflake Die, Word Window, Red Velvet Cake (cds) Ribbon,
Whisper White Organza Ribbon (su)
Techniques: Paper Piecing
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I would love for you to follow my blog, and I would love to hear what you think!  

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday on a Sunday

Hello and happy Sunday! I finally got time to finish this card that I started on Friday! Sometimes, things just go that way, dont they? Hopefully, it isnt just me! Haha.. Anyway, I made this with two challenges in mind. First being one of my favorite challenge blogs, Sweet Sketch Wednesday. This one is for sketch #69. The second challenge is for Creative Inspirations, which is "Christmas in September" and even though we are three days into October, I think it still fits .. A couple weeks ago my BFF and I were chatting on the phone and she tells me how neat the latest MFT VIP kit is! So, as soon as I got home from taking my son to school, I checked it out and you know I "needed" it! So, as you may have guessed, I really put that kit to work! The stamps of course, the beautiful wide pleated ribbon, and the awesome snowflake die are all from the VIP kit.  
Thank you so much for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think!

Stamps: MFT WTG Winter in the City
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey Jovial
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Coloring Medium: Prismacolor pencils & Gamsol
Tools/Accessories: Snowflake die-namics, Modern Label Punch,
Word Window, Corner Rounder, Silver wide pleated ribbon (mft),
Polar White Flower Soft, large Rhinestone brad
Technique: Paper Piecing

Friday, October 1, 2010

Clearly Inspired Challenge # 18 -- Color Challenge!!

 Hello! Happy Friday! Not only is it Friday, it is the first friday of the month which means it is time for the Clearly Inspired Challenge #18. This month we are challenging you to a color challenge!  The challenge is to use Shades of Orange and Black with an option of shades of Purple. Neutrals being white or cream. Nice, right? Perfect colors for October...maybe a little spooky, and maybe a little autumn. I wanted to do something different than a Halloween card, and I ended up not doing a card at all! I altered this cute little journal for my BFF. I was inspired by this great purple-grey dp collection called Restoration (crate paper), and I really wanted to use the October Stamp of the Month at Clear Dollar Stamps, Silly Goose. Which, by the way, can be yours FREE with a $50 purchase in the month of October. Yup! FREE!
Stamps: Silly Goose Oct SOM (image) Goose Hugs July SOM (sentiment)
Paper: Neehan Solar White, Basic Black, Crate Paper - Restoration
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White Craft ink
Coloring Medium: Copics Y38, YR04, V12, V95, C1, C5
Tools/Accessories: Floral Screen embossing folder,
Circle Nestabilities, Doilie Transparency, Ric-Rak Ribbon (TE)
Techniques: Paper Piecing, Embossing

Here are the basic details for our challenges, they are sweet and simple
These challenges will occur the 1st Friday of the Month

You have until the following 1st Friday of the next month to link your project using Mr. Linky

Challenges will vary each and every time

Your work is important so there will be 3 Inspirational Cards/Projects chosen to be featured here.

New requirement is to use CDstamps in your project. If you don't have any we are offering a FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.

Click ---> HERE <--- to be taken to the store and your FREE Download. We will have a different FREEBIE each and every month.

FIVE random winners will be chosen to win a $10.00 gift certificate good towards any Clear Dollar Stamp(s).

If you upload to Splitcoast Stampers or another online gallery please use CIC18 as one of your keywords

Multiple Entries are welcome.
Now, Go forth and create! I cant wait to see what you come up with! 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

October Sneak Peeks Day Two !!

Hello and welcome to Clear Dollar Stamps October Sneak Peeks Day Two! Today I am showcasing the adorable Filled with Cheer, a set of 14 for only $12.99. This set is really fun and has so many possibilities. For this first example, I masked the three stockings then paper pieced them with fun Christmas dp.
Below is a close up detailing one of the several great sentiments that come with this set.

Details (above set)
Stamps: Filled with Cheer (CDS)
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments dsp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Tools/Accessories: Ribbons Tag Trio Spellbinders, Sponge, Corner Rounder, Ticket corner punch, Chocolate stitched ribbon

For my second example, I stamped the stocking just once and stuffed the stocking with wrapped presents. When I was a kid, my parents stuffed our stockings with fruit and unwrapped trinkets, and now we use my husband's tradition, we wrap each little treat and trinket before we stuff our stockings. I watercolored the main image using Clear Dollar Stamps Clearly Coordinating Hybrid Inks, Strawberry Jam and Spruce Needle.

Details (above card)
Stamps: Filled with Cheer (CDS)
Paper: Spruce Needle, Strawberry Jam (clearly coordinating),
Watercolor paper
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Strawberry Jam, Spruce Needle,
Fresh Papaya - sponging
Tools/Accessories: Labels One, Scor-Pal, Sponge
Spruce Needle & Strawberry Jam Ribbon

Thank you SO much for stopping by! Now go ahead and stop by the other DT members who are also showcasing this set:  Cassie, Kim, KatieNancy
and then stop by ClearlyiStamp to check out the entire set!

Monday, September 27, 2010

October Sneak Peeks Day One !!

I am so excited! It is my favorite time of the month once again! Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks! Today I have two cards to share with you made with the October Stamp of the Month, Silly Goose a set of 7, which can be yours FREE with an order of  only $50 or more at Clear Dollar Stamps!
As you can see, this set is very versitile, from birthday to holiday - a perfect addition to your stamp collection!
Details (above example)
Stamps: Silly Goose
Paper: De'Lovely dp, Whisper White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Spring Leaf-Clearly Coordinating Hybrid ink
Markers: Tombows Clearly Coordinating 755, 942, 912
Tools/Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder,Word Window, Organza White Ribbon, Flower cut out from De'Lovely dp
Techniques: Paper Piecing

This second example below is a Christmas tag or maybe even an ornament. I thought it would be fun to do something other than a card.

Details (above example)
Stamps: Silly Goose
Paper: Cosmo Cricket early bird, Ruby Red,
Old Olive, Neehan Solar White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: G94, G99, R37, E31, E33, E04, Y15, Y17
Tools/Accessories: Labels 13, Oval Nestabilities,
Bee Pollen Clearly Coordinating Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! Now go check out the other Clear Dollar DT members who are also showcasing this stamp set: Laurie, Katie, Angela and go check out ClearlyiStamp to see the entire set!
Come on back here tomorrow for more Sneak Peeks!