Sunday, December 18, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps DECEMBER Blog Hop .." White as Snow "

Hello Friends! It is time once again for Clear Dollar Stamps' monthly blog hop! You should have arrived here from Sarah's lovely blog. If not, go ahead and hop on back to Lori's blog, where the hop starts.

This month, our wonderful hostess, Linda, has given us the perfect theme ... " White As Snow"
We are given free reign to interpret the theme however we see fit, and when it inspired me to make an all white card, featuring one of my most favorite CDS stamps, Snow Friends.



Christmas is NEXT WEEK, can you believe it? I hope everyone is done with all the 'Christmas work' and can simply enjoy this week before Christmas. I think this is my favorite week of the year, the tree is boutiful with gifts, lights and decorations .. everyone is happy and the kids are at their best behavior in anticipation of "santa's" arrival... 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog as well as joining in on this month's HOP! Your next stop on this lovely day is our hostess, Linda's beautiful blog. Enjoy!

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Card Details:

Stamps: Snow Friends
Paper: Whisper White, Choice Snowwhite, Real Red 
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa, Momento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Copics: E43, BG10, C1, R29, YR07
Tools/Accessories: spots & dots embossing folder,
 Circle & Lacey circle nestabilities, real red & whisper white ribbons

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Blog Hop Details:

There are prizes to be won just for hoping around and leaving comments! Every comment you leave for the DT increases your chances of winning!

This month's prize is definately worth joining in on the hop..We are changing up the prizes a little bit .. ONE lucky winners will recieve a $25 gift certificate to the Clear Dollar Stamps digi store!

 
**Winner will be randomly chosen from comments received on two DT member blogs. Winners will be announced on the CDS blog        **

Ok, your next stop on the hop is the inspiring    s blog. Thank you so much for joining in the fun of this month's hop! Did you leave lots of love for everyone? Remember, the more you comment, the more chances you have to WIN!


Good Luck and Happy Hopping!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #42 *** Birthday ***


Hello Friends! It has happened again, time has flown by and I find it is once again time for the Clearly Inspired Challenge over at ClearlyiStamp! This time, our hostess and my BFF, Cassie, has challenged us to make Birthday cards! Seeing how we are about to celebrate Jesus' birthday, it is a perfect and timely theme! Great Job, Cassie!

I chose these two adorable single stamps to create a Christmas-ish birthday card. I have a few friends who have December birthdays, so I thought it would be fun to make a birthday card with Christmas undertones, and this MME 12 days of Christmas made a perfect backdrop! And I love these colors together!

Card Details:

Stamps: Birthday Cake Swirls & Happy Birthday
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Choice Snowwhite, MME 12 days dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: BG01, BG02, BG05, G05, Y38, YR07, R27, C1
Tools/Accessories: Circle & Lacey Circle Nestabilities


Here are the details of the Clearly Inspired Challenge:

-Challenges are on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, and you'll have 2 weeks to finish each challenge.
 -Challenges can use any stamps or digis from any company

 
-Only one entry per person per challenge and please no back posting
-Prizes will be given away after both challenges for the month. The number of prizes is determined by the number of participants for the month. For every 20 entries there will be a $10 gift certificate for stamps or digis up for grabs with a maximum of 3. (For example if over the entire month there were a total of 60 participants in both challenges, there will be 3 $10 gift certificates and 3 of the featured digital images to give away. . .that's a total of 6 winners in that example.)

Ok, lets see what you all come up with!! Get to work! :o)


Friday, December 2, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #41 *** Christmas ***


Hello Friends! Welcome to December and the Holiday Season! This year has really flown by, and with us living in the desert southwest, the holidays really sneak up on me because it stays so warm here so late into the year... I am a native Washingtonian, and even though it has been 12+ years since I have lived there, these southern "winters" still trip me out. Hahaha

Well, not only is it the begining of December, the begining of the holiday season, my birthday in two days eek!, it is time once again for Clear Dollar Stamps' Clearly Inspired Challenge! This time, our talented and inspiring challenge hostess, Cassie, has challenged us to make Christmas cards. And, since we are all making Christmas cards, it is a perfect and timely challenge. Thank you Cassie!

Card Details:
Stamps: CDS Little Bethlehem
Paper: Brocade Blue, Cottonball White, Bo Bunny Blitzen dp
Ink: Craft Whisper White, Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: B95, G05, YG03, YR30, C1, C3, BG70, E43, E31,
 E37, E33, E57, E08, E81
Tools/Accessories: Whisper White ribbon,
Sterling Silver embossing powder, paper studio pearls, dimensionals


Here are the details on the Clearly Inspired Challenge:
-Challenges are on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, and you'll have 2 weeks to finish each challenge.

-Challenges can use any stamps or digis from any company

-Only one entry per person per challenge and please no back posting

 
-Prizes will be given away after both challenges for the month. The number of prizes is determined by the number of participants for the month. For every 20 entries there will be a $10 gift certificate for stamps or digis up for grabs with a maximum of 3. (For example if over the entire month there were a total of 60 participants in both challenges, there will be 3 $10 gift certificates and 3 of the featured digital images to give away. . .that's a total of 6 winners in that example.)

 
Ok, lets see what you all come up with!! Get to work! :o)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Sweet Sketch Color Throwdown Thanksgiving


Hello Friends! Happy Thanksgiving! I haven't played along with a color challenge in a long time, although they always intrigue me .. and tonight, I absolutely could not resist this week's Color Throwdown... the colors are probably one of my most favorite combos .. Real Red, Taken with Teal, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip. nice, right?  I just thought it went perfectly with this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge, which happens to be one of my favorite weekly challenges. Top it off with this adorable, brand-new stamp set from Paper Smooches and I am one happy crafter! Paper Smooches always inspire me to 'think outside the box' and that is why my little gnome has such a unique beard. This card just makes me smile, I hope it does you, too.

Card Details:
Stamps: Paper Smooches Forest Whimsey
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Taken with Teal, Baja Breeze,
 Echo Park spots & stripes dp, Cottonball white
Ink: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Momento Tuxedo Black, Taken with Teal
Tools/Accessories: Coordinating Ribbon

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I do hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Katie's Life Celebration Blog Hop


Hello Friends ...Thank you for joining us in honoring our Katie. You should have arrived here from the sweet and talented, not to mention MY BFF, Cassie's blog if not, go ahead and hop back to the begining HERE.

As many of you know, our sweet friend, Katie Renz, just recently lost her battle with gastric cancer. It comforts me to know she is no longer suffering that terrible pain, and that she is once again healed and whole in the Kingdom of Heaven. I like to think of her leading God's Design Team.

Katie brought so much creativity to the blogging community, as well as SO MUCH MORE. Today, on this "Tuesday Tutorial", we would like to honor our Katie by CASEing her fabulous cards into birthday cards. Katie was so uber-talented, I tried my best to honor her by CASEing this card:



I have a LONG way to go before I am able to color as beautifully as Katie could, but I do hope I did her card justice. I was drawn to this card by the eyelets and twine. Katie always had a keen eye for special details.


I 'met' Katie thru Clear Dollar Stamps before I was invited to join the design team, we would comment and chat during the old weekly color challenge. Turns out she lived in my old home town! She, along with my BFF, Cassie, encouraged me to try out for the design team and continued to encourage me while we served on the cds design team together.

Katie was such an inspiring person, not only in her card making and crafting, but in her honesty and candor. She openly shared her journey with the cancer she battled, her ups and downs and her finding peace.

She will be grately missed and fondly remembered.

Thank you so much for stopping by and joining in Katie's Life Celebration blog hop. Your next stop is the talented Jerusha's blog. Again, thank you for joining us in remembering such a wonderful person.

If you would like to donate in of support OPERATION RENZ FAMILY,click HERE

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Card Details:
Stamps: CDS Summer Dahlia
Paper: CratePaper Farmhouse dp, Choice Snowwhite, coordinating cs
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R81, R83, Y17, YG03
Tools/Accessories: misc eyelets, MME pink & white twine

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps NOVEMBER Blog Hop .." Thankful "

 Hello Friends! It is time once again for Clear Dollar Stamps' monthly BLOG HOP! I so look forward to these hops! You should have arrived here from the talented Sarah's blog. If not, go ahead and hop on back to Lori's blog, clearlyistamp, to start the hop!

Ahh, November ... thoughts of the holidays are upon us, Christmas decorations have been in the stores for awhile now ... I know it is easy for me to get overwhelmed and stressed this time of year, and so this month's hop theme, brought to us by our wonderful hostess, Linda, is a perfect one. Reminding me to be Thankful for all the blessings I have surrounding me instead of being stressed by the world that surrounds me.

"Thankful"
Everyone is probably thinking of Thanksgiving cards, but I decided to go another direction ... I used Clear Dollar Stamps' Windowbox Wishes stamp set. It is such a versatile set, perfect for all seasons.


Card Details:
Stamps: CDS Windowbox Wishes
Paper: Real Red, Aqua, Choice Buttercream, Crate Paper Farmhouse dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R29, R46, BG10, YR04, YR07, Y17, YG03, G05
Tools/Accessories: Labels One Nestabilities, Ribbon tags trios nestabilities

Blog Hop Details:


There are prizes to be won just for hoping around and leaving comments! Every comment you leave for the DT increases your chances of winning!


This month's prize is definately worth joining in on the hop..We are changing up the prizes a little bit .. ONE lucky winners will recieve a $25 gift certificate to the Clear Dollar Stamps digi store!

 
**Winner will be randomly chosen from comments received on two DT member blogs. Winners will be announced on the CDS blog Wednesday, November 23 **

Ok, your next stop on the hop is the inspiring Lisa's blog. Thank you so much for joining in the fun of this month's hop! Did you leave lots of love for everyone? Remember, the more you comment, the more chances you have to WIN!
Good Luck and Happy Hopping!! !

Friday, November 18, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #40 *** Flowers ***


Wow, I know I say it every time, but seriously? Time is speeding by! Which, I guess is good. With the time speeding thing noted, I find myself at the third Friday of the month, which means it is time, once again, for the Clearly Inspired Challenge!! YAY! This time, our amazing hostess, Cassie, has challenged us to use FLOWERS on our projects.

I chose a Christmas flower, CDS Poinsettia Joy. I paper pieced the different layers of petals and leaves to give it an interestiing look.

Card Details:
Stamps: CDS Poinsettia Joy
Paper: Old Olive, Echo Park Seasons Greetings dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories: dimensionals, misc pearls
Here are the details on the Clearly Inspired Challenge:


-Challenges are on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, and you'll have 2 weeks to finish each challenge.

-Challenges can use any stamps or digis from any company

-Only one entry per person per challenge and please no back posting


-Prizes will be given away after both challenges for the month. The number of prizes is determined by the number of participants for the month. For every 20 entries there will be a $10 gift certificate for stamps or digis up for grabs with a maximum of 3. (For example if over the entire month there were a total of 60 participants in both challenges, there will be 3 $10 gift certificates and 3 of the featured digital images to give away. . .that's a total of 6 winners in that example.)

Ok, lets see what you all come up with!! Get to work! :o)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #126 **Nice List Santa**



Hello Friends! Man, it feels like forever since I have been able to craft just for fun! Things have been, well,  to say the least ... upside down here at the Bryant house this last month. For now, at least, things seem to be getting back to 'normal'. 

I have missed my paper... I have an addiction to dp, I admit it. And I have had withdrawls to the point where I would go into the craft room to simply visit my dp.

Anyway ... I made this card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday #126. Also, at Paper Smooches, Kim is looking for Christmas cards, so that is why I was inspired to ink up my Paper Smooches' Santa Paws set. I (heart) Paper Smooches' images! Also, although this card may not be so "CAS" I will throw it in the mix at CAS-ual Fridays where they are asking for a design element to go 'over the edge'. I did it creations is calling for Christmas, The Crafty Pad is calling for Paper Piecing ( I paper pieced Santa's suit), and The Ribbon Girl is also calling for Christmas cards.

Card Details:
Stamps: PS Santa Paws
Paper: Ruby Red, Echo Park Seasons Greetings dp,
Cottonball White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze
Tools/Accessories: PS Doohickies jazzies, misc ribbon,
SU little felt flurries, sponge dauber
Copics: E00, E02, C1, C3, BG10 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #39 *** Color Challenge ***

Time really does fly ... it is November already!! eek! By the check of the calender, it is time again for Clear Dollar Stamps' Clearly Inspired Challenge, where there are prizes to be won! Who doesnt LOVE a prize!

This time, our lovely hostess, Cassie, has brought us a color challenge. If you dont have these exact colors, use something close. If you want these exact colors, go do some shopping at Clear Dollar Stamps!

Here is my card using these fabulous colors in CDS papers and CDS hybrid inks.

Card Details:
Stamps: CDS Christmas Deer
Paper: CDS Red Velvet Cake, CDS Spring Leaf, Whisper White,
CDS Gold, Echo Park Seasons Greetings dp
Ink: CDS Red Velvet Cake, CDS Spring Leaf
Tools/Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Modern Label Punch,
CDS gold ribbon, Corner Rounder

Here are the details on the Clearly Inspired Challenge:
-Challenges are on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, and you'll have 2 weeks to finish each challenge.

 
-Challenges can use any stamps or digis from any company

 
-Only one entry per person per challenge and please no back posting


-Prizes will be given away after both challenges for the month. The number of prizes is determined by the number of participants for the month. For every 20 entries there will be a $10 gift certificate for stamps or digis up for grabs with a maximum of 3. (For example if over the entire month there were a total of 60 participants in both challenges, there will be 3 $10 gift certificates and 3 of the featured digital images to give away. . .that's a total of 6 winners in that example.)

Ok, lets see what you come up with! Happy Crafting Everyone!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #38 *** PINK ***


Hello Friends! The time is here again for another Clearly Inspired Challenge! This time, the challenge is PINK ! As you can see, I took the challenge quite literaly. hahaha
Wow! This year has been flying by! Things have been wild here the last couple weeks. To sum it up, we became a licensed foster/adopt home, and on the very same day, received our first foster child, a 9 month old little boy. Talk about turning everything Upside Down! Like for example, I would have bet the farm that I had already scheduled this post so it would be ON TIME for yesterday. But ... maybe its baby brain. haha...  

Here are the details on the Clearly Inspired Challenge:

-Challenges are on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, and you'll have 2 weeks to finish each challenge.

-Challenges can use any stamps or digis from any company

-Only one entry per person per challenge and please no back posting
 -Prizes will be given away after both challenges for the month. The number of prizes is determined by the number of participants for the month. For every 20 entries there will be a $10 gift certificate for stamps or digis up for grabs with a maximum of 3. (For example if over the entire month there were a total of 60 participants in both challenges, there will be 3 $10 gift certificates and 3 of the featured digital images to give away. . .that's a total of 6 winners in that example.)
 Card Details:
.Stamps: CDS Birthday Blessings Oval &  CDS Birthday Party
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Choice SnowWhite
Ink: Melon Mambo, Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: RV13, RV14, E47, R27, Y17, YR07
Tools/Accessories: CDS Elegant accents oval die,
 Oval Nestabilities,
Labels 19 Nestabilities,
Melon Mambo ribbon, Dimensionals

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I really appreciate your visit and your comments! 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps OCTOBER Blog Hop .." Happy Fall Y'All "

Hello Friends! It is time again for Clear Dollar Stamps' monthly Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the talented Kathy's blog, if not, go ahead and hop back to Lori's blog, ClearlyiStamp to start the hop!                                 
Can you believe it is already October? Finally the weather has become nice and tolerable here in my corner of the country, which makes this month's theme a perfect one. Linda has challenged us to put our own creative spin on:
Happy Fall Y'All
I decided to use just the leaves from the July release Clear Dollar set, Squirrel Chatter. Going more toward a simple design is sometimes hard for me, but this time, I think it worked out nicely.

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Card Details:
Stamps: Squirrel Chatter
Paper: October Afternoon Campfire dp,
Dusty Durango, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa, Dusty Durango

Tools/Accessories: D'vine Swirls embossing folder,
 Chestnut chalk ink, CDS Designer Dies,
Buttercup liquid pearls, dimensionals

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Blog Hop Details:

There are prizes to be won just for hoping around and leaving comments! Every comment you leave for the DT increases your chances of winning!
This month's prize is definately worth joining in on the hop..We are changing up the prizes a little bit .. ONE lucky winners will recieve a $25 gift certificate to the Clear Dollar Stamps digi store!

**Winner will be randomly chosen from comments received on two DT member blogs. Winners will be announced on the CDS blog Thursday, October 20 **

Ok! Your next stop is the inspiring Jan's blog! Thank you so much for joining in on this month's hop! Did you leave lots of love for everyone? Remember the more comments, the more chances you have to be a winner! Good Luck!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps October NEW RELEASE Product Parade Day 4


Hello! Welcome to the 4th and final day of Clear Dollar Stamps' Product Parade. Sadly, I do not have any samples to share with you today, but the rest of the Design Team definately does! The DT links are all on my sidebar.

Look for the following stamps:

Sew Grateful
Burst Your Balloon
Tag Phrases
Zephaniah
Birthday Prayer
Salvation Sentiments
     And the most exciting of all:
Customer Collections

Visit Lori's blog to see what stamps YOU the Customer have designed!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps October NEW RELEASE Product Parade Day 3

Hello! So glad you could join us on day 3 of Clear Dollar Stamps' Product Parade! Today I have one card to share with you, and one additional item to tell you about.

Build-a-Quilt
This is a set of 15 for only $9.99. It has tons of possibilities and potential!

Isnt this just a fabulous idea! There are few things more comforting than a quilt. So this stamp set is perfect to send a friend a comforting note of encouragement. 
Card Details:
Stamps: Build-A-Quilt
Paper: American Crafts- happy go lucky dp

Ink: momento tuxedo black

Tools/Accessories: Labels 14 Nestabilities, corner rounder

Build-a-Quilt die set
Yes! Lori has a die set to perfectly coordinate with the Build-a-Quilt stamps! Check Lori's blog for more details!

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Well, that is all I have to share with you today! Please do visit my fellow DT members' blogs (links on my sidebar) for more ideas and inspiration! And, remember, you can shop for all the fabulous new stamps NOW! No more waiting to shop! Just click HERE to go directly to the Clear Dollar Stamps' store! Happy Shopping!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps October NEW RELEASE Product Parade Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of Clear Dollar Stamps' Product Parade. Let's get started, shall we ....

Christian Friendship
This is a set of 15 sentiments for only $14.99. I paired this sentiment with a stamp from my very first Clear Dollar stamp set, appropriately called Chocoholic.


Card Details:
Stamps: Christian Friendship & Chocoholic
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Echo Park Wintertime

Ink: momento Tuxedo Black

Copics: E47, E49, BG01, BG05

Tools/Accessories: Big Scallop Square Nestabilities

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Snow Friends
This is a set of 9 for only $7.99. Perfect for Winter cards as well as Christmas.

Isnt that little bunny so cute! So is his little cardinal friend. I decided to give this little bunny a name, Dexter, because, with a face like that, he has to have cute name!

Card Details:
Stamps: SnowFriends
Paper: Echo Park Wintertime, choice snowwhite
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Ruby Red
Copics: R37, R46, C1, C3, BG10
Tools/Accessories: Misc coordinating ribbon, su snowflakes, dimensionals, misc rhinestones, ticket corner punch

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Windowbox Wishes
This is a set of 9 for $14.99. Perfect for paper piecing, this set has images for all seasons. A perfect addition to your stamp collection.


I chose to use the spring/summer stamp, be sure to visit my fellow DT members' blogs (links on my sidebar) to see the full potential of this stamp set as well as all the others!

Card Details:
Stamps: Windowbox Wishes
Paper: BG Sweet Threads, Choice buttercream, coordinating cardstock

Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa

Copics E37, E47, E23, C1, Y11, Y17, R81, R83, V20, V25, BV08, YG03, YG06

Tools/Accessories: Floral Screen Embossing Folder,
labels one nestabilities, su brads

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That is all I have to share with you today! Please come back tomorrow for day 3 of our Product Parade! And remember, you do not have to wait to shop! You can shop NOW for all our new releases! Click HERE to go directly to the Clear Dollar Stamps' store.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps October NEW RELEASE Product Parade Day 1

Hello Friends! I am thilled to announce that TODAY is the first day of four days of CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS' NEW RELEASE Product Parade!  You may remember back in April, we started a new way to showcase our new releases to you all, instead of making you wait to shop, everything we show you is available for purchase NOW! No more waiting! Over the next 4 days, the design team will be sharing inspirations on each of the new releases! So lets get started with day 1.

Today we have alot of neat Christmas stamps to share with you!

Little Bethlehem
This is a set of 5 for only $7.99 This image is so elegant, and at the same time, it can be whimsical and fun, all depends on how you decide to color your image. I decided to go with a muted pallet using my copics.

It is very possible that this is one of my favorite stamp sets, Christmas or otherwise. The city of Bethlehem is so significant that it works perfectly for a CAS card, ideal for mass producing that long list of Christmas cards!

Details:
Stamps: Little Bethlehem
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Echo park Wintertime, Choice Buttercream

Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze

Copics: E23, E81, E33, E43, E47, E31, YR30, BG70, W1, C1, G17, G05, R46

Tools/Accessories: Top Note die, Labels 4 Nestabilities, coordinating ribbon, Sponge dauber, tiny rhinestone

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Antique Ornaments
This is a set of 5 for $9.99 elegant and sophitacated stamps. They are a unique twist on the traditional Christmas card.


Be sure to check out Lori's Blog as well as my fellow DT members' blogs for a glimpse at the other unique stamps that come in this set.

Card Details:
Stamps: Antique Ornaments
Paper: Echo Park Wintertime, Neenah Solar White

Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black

Copics: R37, G17, G05, E93, E23, E37

Tools/Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Labels 3 Nestabilities, MFT Open Scallop Dienamics, Decori tiny rhinestones


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Poinsettia Joy
This is a sweet single stamp that sells for $5.75. I really like single stamps that have a significant size to them, and this one has just that. And it is really fun to color, or even paper piece!

Here, I stamped the poinsettia image directly onto the striped dp and stamped it three more times onto Choice SnowWhite, cutting out and paper piecing to give the flower a 3D effect. 
Card Details:
Stamps: Poinsettia Joy
Paper: CC Odds & Ends, Choice Snowwhite

Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black

Copics: R20, R22, G02, G05

Tools/Accessories: Ticket corner punch, dimensionals

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Christmas Inchies
This is a set of 15 for only $12.99. It is a very cute and functional stamp set suited for any number of card sketches.

The idea behind this card was to make it look like an envelope and the Christmas Inchies stamp is supposed to be the stamp.

Card Details:
Stamps: Christmas Inchies
Paper: Echo Park Wintertime

Ink: Momento Tuxedo black & rich cocoa

Copics: YR30, R37, B95

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Celebrate the Reason
This is a single seasonal stamp that will pair perfectly with several of our new releases. I went in a bit of a different direction.


When I was brainstorming on how to showcase this stamp, I saw the word "bloom" and just held onto it, the word "bloom" became my inspiration for this card, making me think of 'blooming' into a New Year, fresh and new.

Card Details:
Stamps: Celebrate the Reason, Peony
Paper: BG Sweet Theads dp, Neenah Solar White

Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, CDS Fresh Papaya,
Copics: YG23, Y38, RV13, RV14
Tools/Accessories: Sponge Dauber

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Well that is all I have to share with you today. Dont forget all these stamps are available for purchase NOW! No more waiting to shop! Click HERE to go directly to the Clear Dollar Stamps' store. Also, remember to visit the rest of the DT's blogs (links on my sidebar) for more Product Parade, more inspiration, and more eye candy! Please come back tomorrow to celebrate day 2 of our Product Parade!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day!


Happy World CardMaking Day!
Click HERE to get all the details on WCMD!
What a fun day! I am so exited to get to participate this year!
This year, I am going to use my newest addition to my favorites:
Happy Card Making Everyone!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Paper Smooches September Sparks Challenge

Please click HERE for Clear Dollar Stamps' September Blog Hop


Hello Friends! Do you ever fall in love with your cards? I am sure we ALL do.. and I am in love with this one!! First, I fell in love with Paper Smooches! Then, when I checked out this month's SPARKS challenge, I fell in LOVE with the inspiration bracelet, so much so that I bought it! EEk! You can check out her Etsy store by clicking HERE. Beautiful craftsmanship and wonderful customer service. If you are a bracelet lover like me, go check it out!

I have been wanting to play along with the challenge for the last couple weeks, but time has gotten away from me till today. I made time. Yesterday, my TE KI kit arrived in my mailbox and the dp I ordered, MME Happier,  was the final inspiration I needed to make this card that I am now in love with.



Card Details:
Stamps: PS A Little Lovin & Sentiment Sampler
Paper: su Baja Breeze, su Pumpkin Pie, su Old Olive
MME Happier dp, su whisper white
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories: White thread (to mirror crocheted bracelet)
 dimensionals, corner rounder
circle nestabilities (to make frame)
Technique: Paper Piecing

Thank you SO much for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think! Comments are like little blessings!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps SEPTEMBER Blog Hop .."Tangy Trio Color Challenge"

 It is already the third Sunday of September. Where does time go? Dont get me wrong, I am all for time going by fast. This year just cant go by fast enough ... well, except for the fact that my little boy turns 8 in just a few days! 8?? Really, where does the time go?



Anyway, it is time for the Clear Dollar Stamps' September Blog Hop!! Come play along with us! There are PRIZES TO BE WON!! I dont know anyone who doesnt like a prize!


Now, you should have made your way here from the delightfully talented Shell's blog. If not, go ahead and visit Lori's blog and start the hop from the begining!

This month, Linda has challenged us with a TANGY TRIO COLOR Challenge!

These are the newest colors in the Clearly Coordinating Collection at Clear Dollar Stamps! Arent they just Yummy!! Orange Whip, Kiwi Delight and Berry Blast, the Tangy Trio, not only have great cardstock, but coordinating COPICS (YR04, YG23, & RV14), TOMBOWS, RIBBONS AND FLOSS!! Yippee!!



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Card Details:

Stamps: CDS Seasonal Swag
Paper: CDS Kiwi Delight, Berry Blast & Orange Whip,
 CottonBall White, Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black

Copics: Orange Whip YR04, Kiwi Delight YG23, Berry Blast RV14

Tools/Accessories: CDS Elegant Accents dies, Oval Nestabilities, Corner Rounder, Seeing Spots embossing folder

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Blog Hop Details:

There are prizes to be won just for hoping around and leaving comments! Every comment you leave for the DT increases your chances of winning!

This month's prize is definately worth joining in on the hop..We are changing up the prizes a little bit .. ONE lucky winners will recieve a $25 gift certificate to the Clear Dollar Stamps digi store!

 
**Winner will be randomly chosen from comments received on two DT member blogs. Winners will be announced on the CDS blog Thursday, September 22 **


Ok! Your next stop is the amazing and inspiring Sarah's blog! Thank you so much for joining in on this month's hop! Did you leave lots of love for everyone? Remember the more comments, the more chances you have to be a winner! Good Luck!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #36 *** Glitter ***

Hello! Here we are, already at the third Friday of September! That means my 'little' boy turns 8 in exactly one week. EEK! I am not ready for him to be 8!
That also means that it is time again for the Clearly Inspired Challenge over at Lori's blog, ClearlyiStamp. Our hostess, and my BFF, Cassie, has challenged us to use Glitter on our projects.

This is why it is called a 'challenge'. Glitter and I are not really friends. I like how it looks on other people's projects, but I dont love working with it. But, today, I found this neat embossing 'tinsel' in my stash! I used Versamark ink and heat embossed the glitter and eliminated the headache and mess that I often encounter with glitter! YaY!

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Here are the details for the Clearly Inspired Challenge!**************


Challenges are on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, and you'll have 2 weeks to finish each challenge.
-Participants can use any stamps or digis from any company

-Only one entry per person per challenge

-Prizes will be given away after both challenges for the month. The number of prizes is determined by the number of participants for the month. For every 20 entries there will be a $10 gift certificate for stamps or digis up for grabs. (For example if over the entire month there were a total of 60 participants in both challenges, there will be 3 $10 gift certificates and 3 of the featured digital images to give away.

-We will also be giving away the featured digi image....one for every 20 entries!

Need more inspiration? Go check out Lori's Blog, home of the CIC, that is also where you enter your card! Spread the word! The more entries we have, the more prizes up for grabs!

Ok, get to work! I cant wait to see what you all create!

Card Details:
Stamps: CDS Elegant Accents stamp set
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Grey Lauderdale, Whisper White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Tools/Accessories: CDS Elegant Accent Dies, Sapphire embossing tinsel glitter

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Let The Good Times Roll

Hello Friends! Today I have this super fun Paper Smooches card to share with you. What makes this even more fun is that I WON this stamp set, Perpetual Bliss,  from Paper Smooches' new release blog hop! WooHoo! I had alot of fun making this card just to make it. But I will be submitting it for a couple 'Anything Goes' challenges. PaperTake Weekly,  I did it Creations, and One Stitch at a Time.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy my card and browsing thru my blog! Have a great day!

Details:
Stamps: PS Perpetual Bliss
Paper: Echo Park Happy Days, Tempting Turquoise,
 Real Red, Choice Snowwhite
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Tools/Accessories: Labels One Nestabilities, Sponge Dauber
Sew-Easy Thread braided together, Dimensionals

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Mash-Up #23 with Sweet Sketch Wednesday #118


Hello Friends! Happy Friday! Today I have this adorable schoolbus card to share with you! I made it with two of my favorite challenges in mind, the first being Sweet Sketch Wednesday, and the second is The Friday Mash-up. This week, Friday Mashup's challenge, " itching to be stitching" is to add faux or real stitching to our cards, or, to make a school themed card, OR, to mash it up and do both! Well, I LOVE the look of stitching, but I did not have the patience or time to do it today, but I did use my "sew easy" thread as embellishment! And with all the kiddos back to school, it was fun to ink up "My Little Schoolbus" from Clear Dollar Stamps.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I value your visit and comments dearly!

Details:
Stamps: CDS My Little Schoolbus
Paper: Choice Snowwhite, Basic Black, Nautical Blue light,
 Echo Park Country Drive dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: C1, C3, C5, BV23, Y15, Y17, Y06, R46, BG10
Accessories: Black & Yellow Sew-Easy thread