Monday, August 30, 2010

September Sneak Peeks Day Three!!

Here we are at my favorite time of the month! Sneak Peek time!
Today I have two cards from one adorable stamp set to share with you.
Whoo Loves You is the September Stamp of the Month, yours FREE with an order of $50 at Clear Dollar Stamps.

Stamps: Whoo Loves You September SOM (CDS)
Home Tweet Home - vines (CDS)
Paper: Razzleberry light textured cs, Whisper White, Paisly Parade dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, chocolate chip, crushed curry
Coloring Medium: Copics RV13, RV06, E37, E57, E49
Tombow 173 - Lime Juice - clearly coordinating
Tools/Accessories: Labels One Nestabilities, July KI ribbon,
Corner Rounder

Here is my second example from this same Whoo Loves You set. This little owl can really be used for any occasion!
I just love making easel cards! So I couldn't resist making yet another one for this second sample of Whoo Loves You. Be sure to stop by the other DT members who are previewing this set:  Laurie, Katie, Candy, Lisa, Barb, Cassie and Shell.

Stamps: Whoo Loves You September SOM (CDS)
Paper: Basic Grey, Basic Grey Sugar Rush
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Coloring Medium: Tombows N75, 703, 775, 173, 925 (clearly coordinating)
Tools/Accessories: Labels 3, Corner Rounder, Ticket Corner Punch
CDS pink brads, faux ribbon - basic grey sugar rush paper
Technique: Easel Card

Saturday, August 28, 2010

September Sneak Peeks Day One!

Here we are again! Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks time! The very best time of the month! Today I have two cards to share from this elegant new release stamp set, A Season of Wonder.
The very moment I saw this stamp set, I envisioned paper piecing her head-piece with this exact paper and pairing it with the moroccan screen embossing folder. Sometimes, ideas dont really come to fruition, but, today, I am thrilled with the results.

Stamps: A Season of Wonder (CDS)
Paper: Lakeshore textured & Crushed Curry textured cs,
Material Girl dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry
Tools/Accessories: Labels One Nestabilities, Corner Rounder
Ticket corner punch, Crushed Curry Ribbon, Lakeshore ribbon,
Moroccan screen embossing folder,sponge
Technique: Paper Piecing

For my second example, I wanted the image of Mary and Baby Jesus to be the main focus, and with that line of thought, I chose to use whisper white and labels 7, which reminds me of an open book, the Bible perhaps ... also the dsp reminds me of the starry night on the night of His birth.

Stamps: A Season of Wonder (CDS)
Paper: Whisper White, unknown dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Dusty Durango
Coloring Medium: Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol
Tools/Accessories: Dusty Durango ribbon, unknown edge punch
Labels Seven Nestabilities

Please stop by the other design team members who are showcasing this set:

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #63

Sweet Sketch Wednesday time! I was so sad last week because I missed the deadline for my card. Those things happen when you have a new puppy at home! We have a sweet Bullmastiff puppy who can be quite a handful, good thing he his so stinkin' cute!
Anyway, with my DH home yesterday, I was able to spend some quality time in the craft room with my fav stamp gal, mft's who's that girl, working on a favorite challenge, Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Not only was I inspired by the sketch, but by my BFF, Cassie's card using this same stamp set. It was seeing her card a couple weeks ago that lead me to buy this stamp set! I just couldnt believe I didnt have it already with how much I love WTG and traveling! Thank you so much for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think, and hey, why not follow my blog? :o)

Stamps: WTG Going Places (MFT)
Paper: Very Vanilla, OA Thrift Shop dp, Aqua textured cs
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Hot Cocoa (clear dollar inks)
Tools/Accessories:Circle Nestabilities, Corner Rounder, Very Vanilla brads
Coloring Medium: Prismacolors & Gamsol
Techniques: Paper Piecing

Limelight All Occasions Sentiment Sketch #54

Hello! Happy day! Yesterday afternoon I found some time to play with my new August Key Ingredients Kit from Taylored Expressions. I made both of these cards using only the kit ingredients, not even any stamping! For the butterfly card, I used the sketch at Limelight as inspiration, the second part of the challenge is to use an "all occasion sentiment" which I did using stickers!

Stamps: None
Paper: August KI kit (TE)
Ink: None
Tools/Acccessories: Corner Rounder, Floral Screen embossig folder,
Circle Nestabilities

This second card is another made with only August Key Ingredients kit. I made this with the challenge at Stampin Royalty in mind, which is a theme: School Days. My son started first grade about 3 weeks ago, so he was my inspiration.

Stamps: None
Paper: August KI kit (TE)
Ink: None
Tools/Accessories: Corner Rounder

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Creative Inspirations Sketch #74

Hello! Happy Thursday! This is a super fun card I made for the Creative Inspirations challenge #74. Right away upon checking out the challenge, I knew I was going to use this great stamp set, Spider Greetings, one of the great August new releases from Clear Dollar Stamps. It is a set of 14 for only $7.99! That is one of the many reasons I love Clear Dollar Stamps, great products at a great price.

After embossing the basic black background paper, I took my whisper white craft stamp pad and just lightly brushed it all around. I wasnt sure how it would turn out, and I was thrilled with the results!

I have been getting into decorating the insides of cards with the influence of my BFF, Cassie. With the inside of this one, I simply stamped and colored the images on whisper white and inked the edges with my Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad

Stamps: Spider Greetings (CDS)
Paper: Wild Huckleberry (CDS clearly coordinating), Basic Black,
Whisper White, unknown dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White craft
Tombow marker #676 Wild Huckelberry marker (clearly coordinating)
Tools/Accessories: Tiny bubbles Embossing folder, Pinking Circles &
Circles Nestabilities

Thanks for stopping by! I am excited to hear what you think!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Pink Elephant #80 "Ribbons and Sparkles"

Hi all! Today I finally find some time to work on some crafting and blogging! This card was alot of fun to make, I hadnt heat embossed forever, I think since last Christmas cards, so it was alot of fun to break out the heat gun and embossing powder. The set I chose is an August new release set called Home Tweet Home available now at Clear Dollar Stamps. This is a very versitile set of 14 for only $14.99. I chose the recipe challenge at The Pink Elephant #80 for some added inspiration. The recipe calls for Ribbons and Sparkle, which I have plenty of on this baby.

Stamps: Home Tweet Home (CDS)
Paper: Whisper White, unknown silver cs
Ink: Basic Grey, Momento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Tools/Accessories: Silver embossing powder, heat gun, Oval and labels 4 nestabilities, Corner Rounder, Modern Label punch, D'Vine Swirls
embossing folder, rhinestone brads, fillagree flower brad,
Whisper white organza ribbon, basic grey taffeta ribbon

Friday, August 13, 2010

Our new family member

Hi everyone! After many many weeks of patiently waiting, the time finally came for us to pick up our new puppy, Murphy. He is a little ball of bullmastiff fun. He is 9 weeks old and already 15.5 lbs. I am enjoying picking him up now because soon enough I wont be able to! (hahaha)

So, as much as I love our puppy and am happy he is here, I have not been able to spend any time in my craft room this week! I need to stay downstairs with Murphy as much as I can since he is too little to go upstairs..

I hope to get to spend some quality time in the ole craft room this week coming up since my husband is home on some "oppertunity leave" The stuff the army comes up with.. at least its a week of time home for my husband!

I hope to be back soon posting some fun creations. For now, Im keeping my eye on Murphy.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #61

Hello! This is my second post of the day, like I said in my last post, I got some good quality time in my craft room yesterday!
I made this one for the awesome sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. And I had so much fun making it! I stamped my WTG first on the "wallpaper" dp and then on the green dp and a third time on the brown floral dp, which is all from OA Farm Fresh, and then I again stamped her on Whisper White, and finally the paper piecing began. I was also inspired by the challenge from last week at The Pink Elephant, which was "Something Sweet". . . Chocolate cake anyone? Yum.

Stamps: Lovin' from the Oven (MFT)
Paper: Whisper White, OA Farm Fresh, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip
Coloring Medium: Prismacolors
Tools/Accessories: Corner Rounder, Fillagree brads, Basic Grey blue brads

Inspired by my BFF, Cassie, I have decorated the inside of my card:

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Stampin Royalty #31 Make your own dp

Hello! Happy Monday to everyone! 
Yesterday was a quiet day in the Bryant house, save for the BAM BAM BAM sounds from my husband installing wood laminate floors in our kitchen / dining area. While he was working, I got to spend some quality time in my craft room.
This card is for the challenge at Stampin Royalty, which this week is to make your own DSP. I love dsp and often base my whole card around it! So, as much fun as it was to make this card, it was challenging to start off with a blank piece of paper.
I used two Clear Dollar Stamps on this one. Plumes & Blooms for the background, and my main image is from a neat set called Air Flair.
Oh! And the best part about making this card is that I got to use my brand new super awesome, super vibrant Hybrid Ink pads from Clear Dollar Stamps! They are newly released addition to the awesome Clearly Coordinating collection of cardstock, Tombow markers, ribbons, and now Hybrid ink all perfectly matching.
Stamps: Plumes & Blooms, Air Flair (CDS)
Paper: Pucker Up (CDS), Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Inks: Pucker Up, Wild Huckelberry, Fresh Papaya, Spring Leaf - all from the clearly coordinating collection at Clear Dollar
Accents/Tools: Word Window, Modern label punch

Friday, August 6, 2010

Clearly Inspired Challenge #16 "The Cute and the Fuzzy"

Hello! Can you believe it is already the first Friday of August? This summer has gone by so fast! My son has been in first grade for 5 days already! (yeah, we are in a year round school district .. so we start early)
Well, as it is the first Friday of the month, it is time for the Clearly Inspired Challenge over at ClearlyiStamp.I used the Clear Dollar Stamps July Stamp of the Month set Goose Hugs. This month it's a theme challenge:
"Cute and Fuzzy"
Now some people may not think of Geese as 'fuzzy' but with this challenge in mind, this image just said "warm and fuzzy hug" to me, and how cute are those geese anyway? ;o)
Clear Dollar Stamps: Goose Hugs
Paper: Basic Grey, Basic Grey Olivia dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Tombows 942, N75, 703, 772, 245
Tools/Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Ticket Corner Punch,
Basic Grey taffeta ribbon
Techniques: Easel Card

Here are the basic details for our challenges, they are sweet and simple and one of you will definitely go away with 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 5 Inspirational Cards/Projects chosen to be featured here.

Use CDstamps if you have them... IF NOT PLEASE PLAY ANYWAY... use what you have!

We even have a Free Digital Image for you to use as well. Click HERE with full instructions and a tutorial on how to use it.

A PRIZE will be awarded to a randomly chosen winner of an entire set of New Release Stamps from the sets released on August 1st or September 1st (your choice)

If you upload to Splitcoast Stampers or another online gallery please use CIC16 as one of your keywords

Multiple Entries are welcome.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A New Challenge Blog! 7 Kids CollegeFund #1 and CardPatterns #75

Hello and welcome to Wednesday! The other day I discovered (in my email) that the web store 7 kids college fund is opening up a challenge blog and they are randomly giving away a $50 gift card to their store just for participating in the first challenge! Well, I definately have to give it a try.. there are some new nestabilities coming out that I might just Have to have! So the first 7kids collegefund challenge is a theme challenge: "PINK & POLKA DOTS"! How fun, right? I also used the great sketch #75 over at CardPatterns. It just seemed to fit perfectly with the idea I had for my card.

I used the sweet Pure Innocence stamp from My Favorite Things called Happy Mail. Everyone loves happy mail, right? I know I do! I thought she was the perfect canidate for my pink polka dot paper pieced dress.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Here are the details:
Stamps: Pure Innocence Happy Mail (MFT)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Tea Party dsp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink
Tools/Accessories: Corner Rounder, Labels One Nestabilities,
Modern Label Punch, Sponge, Prismacolors, misc silver brads,
Build-a-Brad, Crushed Curry ribbon

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

PaperTake Weekly sketch #45

Hi there! Welcome to Tuesday! I made this card for the sketch challenge at PaperTake Weekly using this super cute New Release stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Home Tweet Home. This set is so versatile, there is just too many options to explain here, so go check it out along with all the other August new releases at Clear Dollar Stamps.

Stamps: Home Tweet Home
Paper: Very Vanilla, unknown dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry
Coloring Medium: Tombow Markers, Prismacolor pencils
Tools/Accessories:Clear Dollar Stamps clearly coordinating ribbon - Mustard Seed & Spring Whispers, Word Window, corner rounder 

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #60

Hi Everyone! Happy Monday! Today I want to share this fun spider card with you! I used the brand spankin new stamp set called SPIDER GREETINGS an August new release at Clear Dollar Stamps. I was inspired by this neat dp I found lurking around in the craft room AND by my favorite sketch challenge --
Sweet Sketch Wednesday. This card is a 4 1/4" square. I just love square cards, not only are they so much fun, but easy to measure! hehe ;o)
The sentiment is so perfect for today "Another year creeped by..." it sure did! My son started First Grade today! First Grade?? Where has the time gone?  Well, I guess it 'creeped by' ! haha haha (sobs)
 Thank you so much for stopping by! Next you should head over to Clear Dollar Stamps and check out all this month's new releases!
Stamps: Spider Greetings (CDS)
Paper: Basic Black, unknown dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Coloring Medium: Prismacolors
Tools/Accessories: Spots & Dots Embossing Folder, 
 Tangelo Smoothy Ribbon (clearly coordinating - summer fun),
Circle Nestabilities