Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful For You!

Welcome and Happy Thanksgiving to you! 
Today's card features a digital image from 
Clear Dollar Stamps called "Eat more Ham".

We have been invited to a friend's house
 for dinner today, so I wanted to make
 her a thank you card!

I printed the image onto 
background paper from 
We are Memory Keepers. 
I then added color with colored pencils. 
Thanks for stopping today! 
I hope you have a great day
 filled with many things 
to be thankful for!
See you next time!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Celebrate Life! Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Clear Dollar Stamps 
Celebrate Life Blog Hop! 

Did you arrive here from 
Jan's blog?
If yes, you are in the right place!
If you just happened to stop by - please visit
Lori's blog to view to hop from the start!

Today we are honoring the memory 
of our own Katie Renz.

Sadly, Katie passed away from
 gastric cancer this month.
She will be greatly missed by all of us!

To celebrate Katie's life - 
I have chosen one of her cards to CASE 
(Copy and selectively edit)

I love the clean and simple 
design of this card.

For my card I used an 
older CDS set called 

I have had this set for a long time, 
but never really knew what to do with it!
 I found this perfect paper and an idea was born!
I also used the die cut set from
 Clear Dollar Stamps

 I think Katie would be pleased to 
see what her lovely card inspired in my mind!
 I will send you off now to 
I'm sure she has something 
amazing to share with you!
Thanks for celebrating Katie's life with us!
See you soon!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thankful! Clear Dollar Stamps November Blog Hop!

I am thankful you have joined us on our 
monthly blog hop for Clear Dollar Stamps!

The theme this month is THANKFUL.
I have so many things to be thankful for!
Being a part of this wonderful, 
creative Design Team is one of them!

You should have arrived here via Linda's blog! 
If not, click HERE to see it from the beginning!

My card today uses the

I colored the image with colored pencil 
and blended with mineral spirits.

Be sure and leave a comment - 
you will have a chance to win a
 $25 gift certificate from Clear Dollar Stamps!

Your next stop on this blog hop is:
Enjoy her beautiful creation!

Good luck and stop by again soon!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

For Katie!

Just a quick announcement
 that we are having a special blog hop
 to honor our very own Katie Renz.
You will see it right here on 
TUESDAY, November 22nd!
Please stop by!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge # 40 - Flowers

Hello and welcome to 
Clear Dollar Stamps, 
Clearly Inspired Challenge #40.

The challenge this time was to use a flower image.
I used the Chrysanthemum FOM for November
 (released in September of this year).

I wanted to so something a little
 different with this card.
I used the paragraph about the flower
 as my main image in the design.
To accomodate this large image - 
I made a card that will fit into a #10 business envelope.

I distressed the paper with distress ink
 in Antique Linen and Tea dye. 
I distressed the oval a little heavier so that
 the white would show up better. 
I've always loved white mums - 
they look so pretty for the holidays!
I then colored with colored pencil blended 
with mineral spirits.

I hope you will join us in this fun challenge!
Show us your flowers!

We will be having a
Blog Hop on Tuesday, November 22, 
in honor of Katie Renz, 
who sadly passed away from gastric cancer.
Katie was a huge part of our design team. 
It was under her watch that 
the Tuesday Tutorial blog posts were created!

Katie will be greatly missed by
 the stamping community!

I hope you will join us on this 
special tribute to Katie!
See you then!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps November Digi Release

Welcome friends!
 It's digi release day for 
 Always a great time of the month!
Today I am previewing two new digis. 
My first cards uses 
 Super cute lamp images!

My next card uses the stocking
 from the Jolly Joy set.

Thanks for stopping today! 
Head on over to 
 to see the rest of the newest digital release!
See you soon!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Scrap and Stamp Arts 2012

Hello Friends! 
I am here to share some exciting news! 
I was published in 
Scrap and Stamps Arts magazine
 in the January 2012 issue!
 Whoo hoo!

My card is on page 38!

They used the blue one!
 I'm pretty excited!

The little sheep is a digital image

You should check out their
 site for some super cute digis!
Thanks for stopping today!
See you soon!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

All Year Round - Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to 
Clear Dollar Stamps 
All Year Round blog hop!

 Today we are showcasing the wonderful digital image -
 All Year Round Calendar

I will be your hostess for the month of February!

Did you arrive here from  Patti's blog?! 
If not, Click on her name to start from the beginning!

 You have to check out what the 
Design Team has come up with for this hop!
 I work with such talented ladies!!

For February - I made a  Valentines Day card.

 I made a simple square card and
 highlighted the 14th with a heart.
I used liquid pearls to make the ruffle around the hearts
and a lot of glitter to bling them up!

You can get this digital image
 for yourself by clicking HERE.
For a chance to WIN this great set, 
be sure you leave a comment on each blog! 
Two people will win ! Good luck!!

From here I will send you to the 
super talented
who is featuring March!
Have fun on the hop!
See you soon!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge # 39 - Color challenge

Hello Friends! 

Today's Clearly Inspired Challenge
 card is a color challenge. 

The colors we were to use were:
Red Velvet Cake, Spring Green,
 Gold and Cottonball white.

Nice festive colors!
My card uses a digi from CDS called Mistletoe.
 I colored the image with colored pencil
 and blended with mineral spirits.
I hope you will join us in this fun challenge!

I can't wait to see your creations!