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!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Card Patterns #82

This is exactly what I will be doing once my chores are done ... Relaxing with the new Nicholas Sparks book. So, I was up before everyone else this Sunday morning and I jumped right into crafting with my newest MFT stamp, Well Read WTG. (sigh) I just love WTG.. I love paper piecing, and the two just go so wonderfully together! So, I made this card for this week's CardPatterns sketch challenge #82. And, nearly all the paper & accessories come from the September Key Ingredients Kit from Taylored Expressions, which was delivered to my house on the very same day as this MFT stamp set! How fortutious indeed! ;o) 

Stamps: Well Read WTG (MFT)
Paper: Sept KI Kit (TE), Choice Buttercream (TE)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, CDS Deep
Sea Hybrid Ink (Rustic Fall collection)
Tools/Accessories: Circle Nestabilities,
Die-Namics Notebook edge die (MFT)
Sponge Dauber, Silver Brads (SU),
Blue pearl Brad (KI Kit)
Technique: Paper Piecing

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Limelight Sketch

Hello and happy Sunday! This is my second post for today, I was able to enjoy some quiet time in the craft room this morning while my family was still asleep. I may not be a 'morning person' but I do like the stillness of the morning.
Anyway, I made this card for the Limelight Papercrafts sketch challenge, in which they also called for a tag. I fashioned my "tag" out of a scrap piece of paper, and I think it serves its purpose.
I chose to use this newly released stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps called A Season of Wonder. A set of 5 for only $7.99. Definately a great value. I was inspired by that fantastic piece of dp from the Basic Grey Origins collection. It is a square 6x6 like you would expect, I just trimmed around the scalloped edges giving it more of a special look. Kind of reminds me of a tapestry.
Stamps: A Season of Wonder (CDS)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey Origins
Ink/Markers: Momento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Go-Round Tombow Marker (CDS)
Tools/Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Cherry Go-Round Ribbon (CDS),
 Very Vanilla Brad

Thank you so much for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think!

Birthday Party Invites for my Son

Hi Everyone! Today I am excited to share with you the birthday party invitations I came up with for my son's 7th birthday party. No, it is not a Halloween party, its a mini-golf party .. but it is hard to please an almost 7 year old boy. He wanted me to buy Ben-10 invitations, but I just couldnt do it. I HAD to make them! So, he agreed as long as I used this great set from Clear Dollar Stamps called SPIDER GREETINGS which is apart of the August new releases.
Here you can see the different dp's I used all from the same collection, and how the invites look on the inside. I just love the "lets hang out" sentiment along side those cute spiders! These cards fit into the Stamptacular Sundays Challenge - to use a grid pattern, and Paper Sundaes challenge - to use Halloween colors. I think the black, orange & purple fit in just fine there.
Stamps: Spider Greetings (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Paper: Echo Park dp, basic black, misc textured cardstock
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Tombow Markers, Wild Huckelberry (CDS), Whisper White Craft ink
Tools/Accessories: Circle & Pinking Circle Nestabilities, Sponge 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #66

Well it is Monday again! It has been a week since I have been able to post or spend much time in my craft room... it has been a hectic week around here!
I found some time last night to relax and made this card for this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge. I used this adorable stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Whoo Loves You, it is the September stamp of the month, and can be yours FREE! How? Simply with a $50 purchase at Clear Dollar Stamps!
Click HERE for more details. Really, who doesnt like FREE??

Stamps: Whoo Loves You (CDS)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey Olivia dp
Ink: Fresh Papaya (CDS), momento tuxed black,
Sweet Cheeks #772 Tombow Marker (CDS)
Tools/Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Misc Buttons, Sponge Dauber

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Season of Wonder -- OCC Sketch Challenge #31

Happy Labor Day my friends! The unofficial end to summer and the begining of my favorite time of year. I love the crisp cooler air in the mornings and the warm sunny air of the afternoons.

Today I have an OCC Sketch challenge card to share with you, made with an elegant Clear Dollar Stamps stamp set, A Season of Wonder set of 5 for only $7.99.

It was really hard for me to not color in the image, coloring is one of my favorite things to do! But, with this image, it seemed to highlight the main image of Jesus and Mary even more without color. Not to mention how easy it could be to produce a stack of Christmas Cards by not coloring the image. humm, something to ponder..

Thank you so much for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think!

Stamps: A Season of Wonder (CDS)
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Holiday Lounge dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Corner Rounder,
Swiss Dots embossing folder, Real Red stitched ribbon, Sponge

Friday, September 3, 2010

Owl Miss You!! CIC 17

This month has just flown by! I cant believe September is upon us already! What I cant believe even more is the fact that my little boy turns 7 later this month! Eeek!

Well, seeing how it is the first friday of the month, it is time for the Clearly Inspired Challenge over at Clearlyistamp. This month, we challenge you to a theme challenge: "Whoo Wants To Play" Owls and their habitats. Fun, right?

I chose this adorable Owl stamp set, Whoo Loves You for my card. I just love this little owl! And what's even better is that this set is FREE with a $50 order at Clear Dollar Stamps! Free is good, especially when its this cute!

Card Details:
Stamps: Whoo Loves You (CDS)
Paper: Java textured cs, Pebbles Treehouse dp, Whisper White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, tombow markers
Tools/Accessories: Pebbles Treehouse rub-ons, Olive ric-rak ribbon,
Large Scallop die-namics, Large Scallop Square Nestabilities
Techniques: Paper Piecing

Challenge Details:

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
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.

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

If you upload to Splitcoast Stampers or another online gallery please use CIC17 as one of your keywords

Multiple Entries are welcome.

This Challenge will close on September 30nd and a winner announced on October 1st along with the new challenge post.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sending You Lots of Hugs

Hello!! Welcome to September! I am happy September has arrived for so many reasons, the heat should be calming down here in the desert southwest and my baby boy turns 7 towards the end of the month. I dont know how I feel about my son turning 7, he is our only child so it is hard to see him grow up. 
Anyway... I made this card a few days ago but didnt have a chance to post it till now. I really like this Pure Innocence image from MFT, she is so sweet and super fun to paper piece! And if you are a regular blog visitor of mine, you know how much I love to paper piece! 
I made this card for the MFT Wednesday stamp club challenge from Aug 25, which is "floral fantasy". I made the flower using the MFT flower die-namics, along with the flower dp, and the flower bouquet, I think this card is perfect for this challenge. Even though that week has passed, I still wanted to post it because I like it so much! (teehee) 
Stamps: Bunch of Blooms (MFT PI)
Paper: August Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolors
Tools/Accessories: 1/2" circle punch, bulid-a-brad, flower die (MFT), Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestabilities
Technique: Paper Piecing

Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think!