Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Hello blog Friends!
 Happy Memorial Day - I hope this day finds
 you enjoying the company of family and friends.

Todays cards are cards that I made for
 friends who asked for end of the school year cards.

I had to put on my thinking cap, 
but I am pretty pleased with the ones i came up with.
The first one is for a 7th grade girl.

I computer generated the sentiment.
 The balloons are a Sizzix Die cut. 
Paper is from Cottage Press Studio.

Inside of card:

My next card is for a 4th grade boy.

Popsicle is a Sizzix Die. 
Paper is from Bazzil and Die Cuts with a view.
Computer generated sentiment.

My next two cards I made for older boys.
I used the same sentiment for both.

I distressed the square with Antique Linen, Peeled Paint,
 Faded Jeans and Scattered Straw inks to create my 'scene'.
I then stamped the image (Rubber Riot) and colored with
colored pencil. Background paper is from Fancy Pants.

Inside of card:

These two golf themed cards were made for brothers.

Image (Rubber Riot) was stamped in black 
and then colored with colored pencil.
Background paper is also from Fancy Pants.
 They have some great papers for guys!


That's my post for today! 
I have been very busy in my stamp room
 this weekend, so stay tuned for some new postings!

Thanks for stopping!
Comments are appreciated!

See you next time!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Today's card is one I made for a co-worker 
who's daughter was being honored
 for her 4.0 grade point average.

The stamps and die cuts are from My Favorite Things.
 I also used their banner alphabet for the numbers.
I colored the image with colored pencil and paper pieced her dress.
The banner utilizes both sides of the paper which is from 
My Minds Eye.
I added the pearl as a dot 
between the numbers to make it 4.0.
Thanks for visiting today!
Comments are always welcome and appreciated!
Until next time ~ 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Stampin

Hello out there in Blog Land!
  Today's cards are a couple of 
thank you cards I made for a friend.
 I used a Sizzix Die I bought at Archivers.

Background paper is from Fancy Pants and 
the stamp is from Clear Dollar Stamps.
I paper pieced the collar and tie

Here is the inside of the card:
Sentiment is from Stampin Up!

Card #2 features an older Penny Black stamp.

 I can't remember who's paper this is.
 I colored the image with colored pencils.
The inside says thank you.

Thanks for stopping today.
Leave me a comment - 
I do enjoy hearing from you!
 See you next time!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #28

Hello there!
 The Clearly Inspired Challenge
 for this time was to use a "Critter" on your card!
I dug out my stamp set "Cute Critters" 
and this is what I came up with!
I used the porcupine stamp.
He is just too cute!
The background paper is from My Minds Eye.
 I used both sides of the paper in this card.
I used a banner die cut I got from Whimsy Stamps. 
I masked the words so that they would fit onto each of the banners.
I colored the image with colored pencils.
I hope you will participate in this challenge!
Head on over to the Clearly I Stamp Blog for all the details!
There is a prize to be won! 
Good Luck!
See you next time!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

And the winners are............

From Jan's blog, She's Gone Stampin'
our first winner is
Shelly Schmidt,
Creative Rumblings.

From Christi's Blog
 second winner is
Vikki Jo
Vikki Jo's Corner

Each winner must email Lori ( to claim their prize of a $10 gift certificate for clear or digital stamps from the CDS store.

Monday, May 16, 2011

May 16 Digital release for Clear Dollar Stamps

Welcome Friends! 
I can't believe it's the middle of May already!
 WOW - time just flies by!
Today's card features on of the newest digis
 available at Clear Dollar Stamps. 
It is called Biggest Wishes. 
Such a cute little mouse!

For this card printed the digi onto white paper 
then colored with my colored pencils.
The background paper is from My Minds Eye.

Thanks for visiting today!
Stop by again!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Let's Hear it For the Boys!

Hello and welcome to
 Clear Dollar Stamps 
Monthly Blog hop!
I am glad you are here!

If you arrived here from
 Stacy's blog - 
you are on the right track!
Wasn't her project AMAZING?

If you want to see the entire hop - 
head on over to Lori's blog 
where it all begins!

Our theme this month is
 Let's hear it for the boys!

For my card I used the For Our Men set from CDS.
This is the perfect guy stamp set. 

I stamped the hammer in black ink and
 colored it with colored pencil. 
I enhanced the handle of the hammer with
 a black glaze pen and then enhanced the
  dots with a white gel pen.

The background paper is from Fancy Pants.
I used circle and oval nestabilities.
Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for a 
chance to win a gift certificate!

There will be two winners drawn at random from all the comments!
Winners will be announced May 18th.
Be sure and stop back!

Your next stop is:

I know she has something great in store for you!

Thanks for visiting today! 
Good luck and don't forget to leave a comment.
See you next time!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pretty in pink

Hello Friends. 
Today's card features an old stamp 
from a company called Diamonds.
 I was cleaning out some of my older stamps 
for a garage sale when I came across this cutie. 
Nothing like shopping in your own stuff!

I am happy to say I have a new cousin to send this card to!

I stamped the image on black onto watercolor paper. 
I then watercolored the image. 
I love the soft effect watercolor gives. 
The card itself is made from a new 
Sizzix die I bought at Archivers. 
I believe it is an Archivers exclusive die.

The card is made from a piece of My Minds Eye paper. 
The nice thing about double sided paper is
 that the inside of the car is as pretty as the outside!
I added a small panel of plain white paper
 on the inside so I could write a note.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for 
another great blog hop from Clear Dollar Stamps!

Thanks for stopping today!
Until next time.....

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sailboats in Red and Blue

Happy Friday! 
Today's cards are just for fun stamping.
 The image is from Unity stamps.

I made a set of these cards for a friend.
 I kept them pretty simple since I was making quite a few.


The sailboat is stamped in pigment ink and embossed.
 I then added a touch of watercolor.

Thanks for visiting today - 
be sure and stop back on Sunday the 15th
 for Clear Dollar Stamps monthly blog hop!

Hope to see you then!
 Until next time...

Friday, May 6, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #27

Today's Clearly Inspired Challenge 
was to use TURQUOISE in your card.

I used the digital image from 
ClearDollar Stamps called Norman Snail.

After I printed Norman onto white paper,
 I added a bit of Antique Linen Distress ink
 to make the white less bright.
 I then colored him with colored pencils
 blended with mineral spirits.
The background paper is from Wild Asparagus.

I hope you will enter the CiC challenge!
A lovely prize is up for grabs!
Thanks for stopping today!

See you next time~


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Qkr Wednesday! Golfing Mouse

Hello QKR Fans! 
Today's card features the stamp
 Golfing Mouse and Golf Ball.

Just love this little guy! He's all ready for spring and golfing!
I colored with colored pencil and blended with mineral spirits.

The background paper was a lucky find at the craft store!
 It's from Scrappin Sports and more. 
I was so excited to find such a perfect paper!

Here'a  detail shot of the card:

I stamped the golf balls and then cut them out 
and attached them with mounting tape for dimension.

Thanks for stopping today!

See you soon!