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.

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


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
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.

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!

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


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


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


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!

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


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


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


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


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


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!!