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!