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