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