Monday, January 31, 2011

And the Sneak Peeks Continue! February sneaks Day 2 !!

Day two of the big February sneak peeks. Again, today's post is quite lengthly, but trust me, it will be worth your while!
My first sample for today features the wonderful stamp set called Scriptures of Hope, a set of 10 for only $11.99. Remember yesterday's first sample .. I said there was a secret sneak in there ... well, the Scripture stamped on the butterfly is also from Scriptures of Hope! I thought those two sets went to well together, I couldnt resist using them on one project!  

Here, I used the triptic technique. This dp is just too pretty to hide behind to many other shapes or images.  Head on over to Lori's Blog to see the entire Scriptures of Hope set.
Stamps: Scriptures of Hope
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, BG Curio dp
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch, CDS Designer Labels dies


My second sample of today happens to be February's Stamp of the Month, it is called Flower Bunny! What does that mean, you ask? It means it can be yours FREE with a minimum purchase at Clear Dollar Stamps! Yep! FREE!!

Free sure is cute, right? :o) Hop on over to Lori's blog to check
out the entire stamp set.
Stamps: FEB SOM Flower Bunny
Paper: Basic Grey, BG Green at Heart dp, Neenah White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: W1, C1, C5, V15, V17, V12, YG67, G05
Tools/Accessories: Seeing Spots Embossing Folder,
 Lacey Circles Nestabilities, Olive ribbon

And .. last but not least, my third sample. This one, You're Eggstraordinary, is a gorgeous set of 7 for only $12.99. The eggs are so beautiful and fun to color! Perfect for Easter and spring!
I could not choose which egg I wanted to make into a card first .. so I did all three! Each card has the same layout, but are all different in their own way. Not only can you see each egg, but you can see a variety of sentiments as well, which are stamped on Clear Dollar's Tabs & Tags dies.  Check out Lori's blog for more on this stamp set.

Details: (for all three) 
Stamps: You're Eggstraordinary
Papers: Choice Buttercream, CDS Billowing Clouds, CDS Sweet Cheeks,
CDS Budding Lilac, CDS Grape Jelly, CDS Sweet Pea, CDS Bubble Gum
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: B00, W1, R20, Y38, V12, V17, Y38, G05, RV06, E00, 
Tools/Accessories: CDS Tabs & Tags dies, Oval Nestabilities, 
Waterfall stickles, Icecicle stickles, Fresh papaya ribbon
Embossing folders: D'Vine Swirls, Swiss Dots, Floral swirl

That's it! Tomorrow is the big shopping day!
Visit the Clear Dollar Stamps store to get your hands on these new stamps!
Happy February, and Happy Shopping!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

To see more, check out the other DT members!
links on sidebar

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Let the Sneak Peeks Begin! February sneaks Day 1 !!

Oooh! I am soo excited for February's new releases! There are some GREAT stamps and just some fair warning ... you will probably want ALL of them! This post is a bit lengthly, but stick with me! You will want to see these stamps!

So, my first two samples showcase a fabulous stamp and DIE set! The stamp set is called Bold Butterflies, a set of 10 for only $9.99.

The above card not only has Bold Butterflies and the coordinating die, but (shhh) another sneak! Come back tomorrow to find out more!
Stamps: Bold Butterflies & ??
Paper: Basic Black, BG Curio dp, Whisper White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, CDS Fresh Papaya, CDS Cherry Go Round
Tools/Accessories:Labels One Nestabilities, Sponge Dauber, Ticket Corner Punch, Corner Rounder, Bold Butterflies Dies


Here is a second card featuring Bold Butterflies and the coordinating dies

As you can (hopefully) see, there are a few different butterfly shapes and patterns! And the dies make it a fast, easy and fun option! Sometimes we just dont want to cut things out by hand! Visit Lori's Blog to see the entire set!
Stamps: Bold Butterflies
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Togetherness dp, CDS Deep Sea,
 CDS Cherry Go Round, CDS Fresh Papaya
Ink:CDS Deep Sea, CDS Cherry Go Round, CDS Fresh Papaya
Tools/Accessories: Lacey Circles Nestabilities,
 CDS Bold Butterflies Dies, CDS jewels


The second stamp set to be featured today is called Sentimental Flowers, a set of 18 for only $9.99. Yep! 18 stamps!

For this card, I really wanted to focus on just one of the gorgeous flowers in this set, I love how the orange dp behind it reminds me of the sunset. The sentiments that come with this set are all curved, which can be used in so many ways. Check out Lori's blog to see the entire set, I am sure you will be flooded with ideas!
Stamps: Sentimental Flowers
Paper: close to cocoa, BG Curio dp, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, CDS lime juice, CDS Spring Leaf
Copics:V12, V15, V17, G94, YG67
Tools/Accessories: Dimentionals, sponge


My final sneak peek for today is from a truly adorable stamp set called
Hoppy Frogs, a set of 8 for $7.99. (secretly, this is one of my favorites)

Isnt he just too cute?? I love his little belly.. and his chubby cheeks. Definately a must have! Check out Lori's Blog to see the entire set
Stamps: Hoppy Frogs
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Neenah Solar White, BG Marjoline
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox chalk ink,
CDS Spring Leaf hybrid ink, CDS Lime Juice hybrid ink
Copics: YG06, G05, YG67, G85,Y17, Y11, Y06, V12, V15, V17
Tools/Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, misc green brads

Friday, January 28, 2011

PaperTake Weekly Sketch #52

Hello and welcome to Friday! Today I have put off my daily chores, like bed making, dishes and laundry to finish up this card for this week's PaperTake Weekly sketch challenge. This adorable stamp set came in the mail last week and I have been dying to get it inked up! I have always been fond of Cuppie, but I especially love how BIG he is! So stinkin cute, right? Thanks for stopping by to check out my take on the sketch!
Be sure to come back Sunday!!That is whn Clear Dollar Stamps' Sneak Peeks begin!! Believe me, You will love the February new releases!
oooh! I am so excited!!
Stamps: Love is Sweet (TE)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Chocolate chip
January KI kit cs, Little Yellow Bicycle dp
Ink: Fresh Papaya hybrid ink (CDS)
 Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Tools/Accessories: Word Window, Modern Label Punch
Circle Nestabilities, Sponge dauber, dimentionals,
su brads, Seeing spots embossing folder

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 86

Hello my friends! Another Wednesday, another fantastic Sweet Sketch Wednesday! I so look forward to seeing the sketch every week, even if I am unable to participate some weeks. Thankfully, this week, I AM able to play along! I just fell in love with this sketch, it goes so well with my brand new MFT stamp. I just love how gigantic that carnation is!

Stamps: PI Carnation (mft)
Paper: BG Hopscotch, Chocolate chip, Neenah solar white
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: YG03, YG06, E00, E02, R81, R83,
E31, E33, BG01, BG05, Y11, R46
Tools/Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Corner Rounder,
Word Window, Corner ticket punch, misc buttons,
misc ribbon
Thank you so much for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Card Patterns #99

Hello! Yesterday I had a little bit of time before I had to get ready for the St Barbara's Ball, so I decided to get started on this sketch from Card Patterns. I chose out and cut my paper, got everything ready, but did not have time to color in my Heart Hugs Bear. So I left everything on my desk to work on later. Well, later came this morning, and I just fell in love with the bear as is .. so I resisted the urge to color him in and left him white. Today, I think the phrase "less is more" applies to a tee.
Stamps: Heart Hugs (clear dollar stamps)
Paper: Whisper White, Whirlpool, Real Red
Little Yellow Bicycle - cupcake love dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Prismacolor Pencils
Tools/Accessories: Lg Scallop die, Seeing Spots EF
Circle Nestabilities, misc ribbon, su heart brad

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 85

Good Sunday Morning! Surprisingly, I find myself a little energetic this morning. Not that I got any extra sleep or anything, in fact, it was a late night last night (late for us is 11:30 -- very late) because my husband and I went to the St. Barbara's Day Ball, where my husband was awarded the St. Barbara's day award. She is the patron saint of the field artillary. 
ANYWAY ... on to today's post!
This cute little turtle is from the January Stamp of the Month at Clear Dollar Stamps! Not only is he adorable, but he can be yours FREE with a minimum purchase at Clear Dollar! The sketch is another fantastic one from the ladies at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. You can probably tell by now that SSW is one of my very favorite challenges!
Stamps: A Friend in Need - CDS Jan SOM
Paper: Old Olive, BG Marjoline dp, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive
Copics: YG03, YG06, E31, E33
Tools/Accessories: Labels 4 Nestabilities, Spots & Dots EF,
Rolled Flower die
Technique: Paper Piecing

Friday, January 21, 2011

Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge # 72 Take 2!

Hello! I made this little 4x4 card for a friend who just had a baby boy.. I just love browns, yellows and blues for little boys! This card fits into this week's theme challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ .. the theme being "New" the best new thing just has to be a new baby....

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Baby Bundle
Paper: Whisper White, Unknown Dp

Ink: Hot cocoa, Baja Breeze, So Saffron

Tools/Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Baja Breeze Ribbon,
Labels 1 Nestabities

Monday, January 17, 2011

A "New" Challenge ... Stampin Sisters in Christ & OCC sketch

Hello everyone! I hope everyone got a chance to hop around Clear Dollar Stamps' monthly blog hop yesterday! It was alot of fun, Good Luck to everyone!

Today I have this sweet little lamb to share with you. She is from the Clear Dollar Stamps January new release set called Loving Critters, illustrated by the talented Laurie Wilson, so cute, right?

This card is for two challenges, the first being Stamping Sisters in Christ, where theirs is a Theme challenge, "New", and I went with "new love".
The second is the sketch challenge at Our Creative Corner, where along with the sketch, we are to "play dress up", taking the simple sketch and dress it up. I dressed mine up by using glittery dsp, adding cds gems and the cute heart brads.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great Monday!

Stamps: Loving Critters (clear dollar stamps)
Paper: Choice Buttercream, unknown su dsp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo black, copics
Tools/Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Word Window
Modern Label Punch, Heart brads (su)
Chocolate Chip & Pretty in Pink ribbon
Strawberry Jam gems (clear dollar stamps)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps January Blog Hop!! **New Beginings**


Hello Everyone and welcome to Clear Dollar Stamp's monthly Blog Hop!  Hopefully you have arrived here from Tricia's blog, but if not go ahead and head back to the begining of the hop at Lori's blog. Remember, a winner will be chosen from comments left throughout the hop, so leave lots of love for the dt!

Our first blog hop to bring in the new year was such a success, we decided to make it a regular thing!  (yay!) On the 3rd Sunday of every month, come join in on the fun and maybe win a prize! What prize? Your choice of stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps! Good Luck!

For this month, our theme is "New Beginings" which is perfect for the new year. For my example, I chose the January new release "Baby Bundle". I grabbed a journal from my stash of clearance items to alter and go to work.

My husband's CO's wife just had a baby, so I made this for her so she can journal all about all her little baby boy's firsts and doctor visits. I know I just adore looking back at how my baby boy has grown. (he is 7 now!) 
Thank you so much for joining in on this month's hop! Hope to see you again next month! Now your next stop is the very talented Laurie's blog who just happens to be the illustrator of this adorable stamp set I featured on my journal!  

Stamps: Baby Bundle
Paper: Unknown SU dp, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Ink: Baja Breeze, CDS Hot Cocoa

Tools/Accessories: Labels 1 Nestabilities, Large Brads brown & white, Unknown Brown Ribbon, Misc Journal

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Crafters Anonymous ** Mojo Monday 173

Hello again, Friends! I went back and forth whether or not to post this one, (shrug) not exactly sure why, maybe its because there are so many mojo mondays entries... Anyway, here is my stab at this week's Mojo Monday sketch:

Stamps: Crafter's Anonymous (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Ruby Red, Cosmo Cricket Material Girl dp,
 Neenah Solar White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories: Labels 14 Nestabilities, Oval Nestabilities
Whisper White organza ribbon, misc buttons

Thanks for stopping by!

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #2 and Raise the Bar # 49

Hello everyone! Welcome to Saturday ... I had a little bit of time before its time to take my son to MMA class .. so I wanted to sneak in to the craft room and get some me time in.  This card fits into two challenges, the first being the sketch challenge at the newly revamped My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club .. I thought this sketch was so fun, and I had this MFT PI stamp Bunch of Blooms in mind. The second challenge is Raise the Bar, which the challenge is a theme: "Oh to be a kid again", using a child image on the card. PI stamps fit that bill to a Tee.
I would like to point out one important thing about this card, I took an idea my BFF Cassie came up with and ran with it (I, of course did thank her first)
She took some double sided 12x12 paper, cut it down to 4 1/4x11 and turned it into a card base, making it effortless to adorn the inside of your card as well as the outside. I thought this was a fantastic idea especially since I have tons of 12x12 laying around... Just click on Cassie's name to go check out her card made with the double sided 12x12 dp. I really think she has started a trend!

Stamps: MFT PI Bunch of Blooms
Paper: Rassleberry Lemonade(?) dsp, Neenah Solar White, Pale Plum
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Tools/Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Dimentionals,
Seeing Spots Embossing Folder
Rich Razzleberry ribbon

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #84

Hello Blogging Friends! I am back with my second post of the day! I did not get to play along with last week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday, so, I wanted to jump on it first thing today. Well, first thing after doing some morning chores, that is.  For this week's sketch, I chose a fun and delicious stamp set, We Go Together Like, which happens to be a January new release at Clear Dollar Stamps! I just love the images, not only are they fun to color, but they are yummy! hehehe.............
I chose this dp because the circles on the paper mirror the circles in this Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #84, and that is just plain fun!

Stamps: We Go Together Like (CDS)
Cardstock/Papers:Dusty Durango, Neenah Solar White,
Basic Grey Pyrus, Basic Grey Manilla
Inks:Momento Tuxedo Black, Dusty Durango
Copics: E31, E37, E47, W1, YG03, G05, R37, R46, B95, B97, Y17, YR61, YR68
Accents/Tools:Dusty Durango ribbon, lg Pinking Circles Nestabilities,
lg Circles Nestabilities

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

Card Patterns #97

Hello everyone! Welcome to Wednesday! I dont know about you, but I really like Wednesdays .. there are many reasons as to why, so I wont bore you with the details..
Today I have this cute little beaver to share with you. He is from the adorable stamp set Loving Critters, a Clear Dollar Stamps new release for January. This is a perfect Valentine's set as well as a set to let someone know you care, no matter what time of year.
The sketch is from Card Patterns. I had alot of fun playing around with the colors, and I am pleased with how it turned out. Hope you like it too!

Stamps: Loving Critters (CDS)
Cardstock/Papers: Pomegranate, Lagoon textured cs,
 Imaginisce Apple Cider dp
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip
Copics: E08, C1, R37, R46, E57
Accents/Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Labels Three Nestabilities,
Corner rounder, CDS Cherry go round gems

Friday, January 7, 2011

"Love is Sweet" Clearly Inspired Challenge #21

I know I keep saying it, but I just can't believe we are in a new year already! My hope is that everyone have a blessed and prosperous 2011. The begining of a new year also means it is time for the January Clearly Inspired Challenge!
This month it's a THEME challenge: "Love is Sweet". You can intreperet that as Love, Valentines or a Candy theme.

For my card, I went in the 'Valentines' direction. I chose to use this great stamp set called We Go Together Like illustratred by the talented Trudy. I love the images in this set, and I made this card with my sweet DH in mind. He loves PB&J but only with grape jelly.

Stamps:We Go Together Like
Cardstock/Papers: Grape Jelly (CDS), Hot Cocoa (CDS),Neehan Solar White,
Basic Grey Kioshi dp
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Hot Cocoa Hybrid Ink (CDS)
Copics: C1, W1, V09, V95, E33, E43, E31
Accents/Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Labels Three Nestabilities,
Corner Rounder, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder

Now here are the details of the challenge:

Sweet and Simple!
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 at ClearlyiStamp.

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. Try out the colored version for a super quick and fun way to create your card/project. 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 CIC21 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 February 3rd and the winners announced on February 4th along with the new challenge post.

Need more inspiration? Head on over to the CIC post and check out what the other DT members came up with!  I am excited to see what YOU create!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

And The Winner Is ............

Go on over to ClearlyiStamp! The winners are announced! Maybe its YOU!
Yay! This is so exciting!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cards for Katie

Hi Friends! Today at Clear Dollar Stamps, we are dedicating this day to our beloved DT leader, Katie, who just a few weeks ago found out she has stage 4 Gastric Cancer.  We all just want to send her our love, prayers and well-wishes. I am sending her 'heart hugs'... because that is exactly what I feel.

Katie Renz

Visit her blog, My Paper Haven to send her your love and prayers.


Card Details:
Stamps: Heart Hugs (CDS)
Paper: Watercolor paper, Basic Grey Curio,
Pomegranate textured cs
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories: Corner rounder, Labels One Nestabilities,
modern label punch, Choc.Chip ribbon
Techniques: Watercoloring, Paper piecing

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps **TAG YOU'RE IT!** New Year's Blog Hop

Happy New Year Everyone! So happy you could stop by and hop along our blog hop! You should have come from Jan's blog, but if not, you can start at the begining of the hop at Lori's blog.

"Tag You're It" is the theme of our New Year's blog hop. We are introducing the new set of Dies and coordinating stamps. The die set is called Tabs & Tags, and there is TWO coordinating stamp sets, Tabs & Tags and Tabs & Tags Additions. Not only is this an exciting Clear Dollar New Release, There is are PRIZES to be won!! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for more details.
For my first sample, I used stamps from both the Tabs & Tags and Additions sets. I really like that by using the tabs & tags allows your favorite dp to be the star of the card.

Stamps/Images: Tabs & Tags Additions, Tabs & Tags

Cardstock/Papers: Basic Black, YoYo Yellow,
Basic Grey Origins dp, Whisper White
Inks: YoYo Yellow, Momento Tuxedo Black

Accents/Tools: Tabs & Tags Dies
Unknown edge punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon

This second card is a 4 1/2" square. After running the dies thru my cuttlebug, I took the largest one and traced it onto the cardstock, cut it out to make a perfectly sized mat die.

Stamps/Images: Tabs & Tags Additions
Cardstock/Papers: Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey Marjoline,
Whisper White
Inks: Not Quite Navy

Accents/Tools:Tabs & Tags dies, CDS white ribbon

Ok, now for the details on how to win the big prize at the end of this hop..


Read below to learn how you can be the lucky winner of the our new Die and stamp sets Tabs & Tags Die Set, Tabs & Tags Stamp Set, and Tabs & Tags Additions Stamp Set.

It is very simple: all you have to do is go and comment on each of our Design Team member’s blogs (following the links we give you below) about our new Tabs and Tags Die and Stamp sets. We will give you 3 days to do this and at the end of the 3 days we will randomly pick our winners from all the comments on all the blogs to discover who our lucky winners are for our Tag,
You’re It Blog Hop! You don’t have to comment on all the blogs, but the more
comments you make, the more chances you have to win!
So simple, so fun!
Now your next stop on the blog hop is Barb. Dont forget to leave comments along the way to increase your chance of winning! Good Luck!