Sunday, April 24, 2011

Singing in the Rain with Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Hello Friends. 
Today's card is doing double triple duty - 
I am entering two  three challenges.
 I used Sweet Sketch Wednesday's sketch #98
 and the image is Rainy Day bear
 from Bugaboo Stamps
 for their Singing in the Rain 
challenge at Catch the Bug!
The third challenge is at the Spotted Chick Blog
to use kraft paper! I have that covered!
Challenge #50 for the Spotted Chick.

I colored this digital image with my
 colored pencils and blended with mineral spirits.
Background paper is from MME.
Thanks for visiting  today!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Until next time...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Kitchen Clutter! This Suds for you!

Hello friends! 
This is a new Digital set from
 Clear Dollar Stamps called
 Kitchen Clutter. 
Lots of cute kitchen images!

I used five images from the set to create my card.
 I watercolored the images.
 Background paper is from Pinecone Press. 
It reminds me of the wallpaper in my first apartment! lol
Head on over to Clear Dollar Stamps and check out this set!
Thanks for stopping! See you soon!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

And the winners are......

From Stacy's blog, Twinshappy
our first winner is:

From Lisa's blog, Lisa's Life Lines,
 our second winner is :

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

Congratulations Ladies!!!

QKR Wednesday!

Hello QKR Fans!

 Today's  card uses the cute 
turtle image "Floating Away".

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

Close up view:

Thanks for visiting today!
Be sure and check out the QKR Store
 for more cute turtle images!

See you next time!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps Monthly Blog Hop!

Welcome !

 It's APRIL and we just got snow. 
 ACK! Will spring EVER arrive??? 

Did you arrive  here from 
Nancy's Blog?

If so, you are in the right spot!

If not and you want to see the
 hop from the start -
head over to
 Lori's Blog 
and start from the beginning!

The blog hop theme this month is
 inspired by the quote 
" Earth Laughs in Flowers" 
by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

I took inspiration from the newly hatched frogs
 croaking my my backyard to create this card:

I used three different Clear Dollar Stamps sets for this card :
Hoppy Day, Sentimental Flowers and Help me Bloom.

The image is colored with colored pencil and 
blended with mineral spirits.
I stamped the flowers then cut them out and 
popped them up with mounting tape to add dimension.

Be sure to leave a comment at EACH blog
 for your chance to win a great prize!!!
 2 lucky winners will each receive a
 $10 gift certificate for the CDS store for
 purchase of clear or digital stamps ONLY.

Winners will be announced on April 20th
RIGHT HERE, so be sure to 
stop back!!

Your next stop on this hop is :

I'm sure she has something delightful to share with you!

See you soon!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Better late than NEVER - Digi release for Clear Dollar Stamps!

Today's post is the April 15th Digital release
 for Clear Dollar stamps!
 I had some computer issues yesterday
 and was not able to get this one posted!

So here it is - this card features a
 new darling digi called Sentimental Kitty.

I colored with colored pencil blended with mineral spirits.
 Background paper is from MME. 
Designer Labels are from CDS.

The kitty would be super cute paired 
with the Sentimental Puppy from last month!

Thanks for visiting today - sorry for the delayed posting!

See you soon!


Friday, April 15, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #26

Hello Friends! 
Today's post is all about BLING! 

I am a glitter girl, so this challenge
 was right up my alley!

For my card I used the tulip stamp
 from the Tulip Wreath set
 from Clear Dollar Stamps.

For the background I used the Paisley Cuttlebug folder.
 I stamped the image and then colored with colored pencil.
 For the bling, I ran the image through my
 Xyron machine and poured glitter over it all.

Here is a close up view:

A nice and easy way to add some 
special sparkle to your cards!
Thanks for visiting today!
I hope you will join in the CIC challenge
 and show us some BLING!
Winners will be announced on May 1st.
Be sure and leave a comment 
so you will be entered!

See you next time!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #97

Happy Wednesday! 
What could be better than Clear Dollar Stamps
 sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday??!!

For my card - I used SSW97 with Clear Dollar Stamps Cute Critters.
I love this little duck! He just looks so happy!

I colored with colored pencil, and popped up his beak and feet with mounting tape.
Buttons are from Doodlebug Design, paper is from Fancy Pants.

Here is a detail shot:

I added a bit of watercolor around the image for a light shadow.
Thanks for stopping today!

See you next time!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Product Parade day FOUR

Welcome to day Clear Dollar Stamps
 Product Parade day four.

Today's featured sets are:
Bunny Kids
Wedding Cake
 Thanks for helping me bloom

Bunny Kids
For my bunny kids card,
 I distressed a circle with 
Antique Linen and Spun Sugar distress inks.
I stamped the images in black ink and
 then colored with colored pencil.
The word Hello is from the For Our Men set.

After coloring, I again went over the colored image 
with a light touch of Antique Linen distress ink.
 I like the antique look it gives.
I then layered it onto a lacy circle (Nestabilites).
Background paper is from My Minds Eye.
I added some cream pearls in the corner.

Wedding Cake

This image I stamped in black onto
 a white label (Nestabilites Label fifteen).
 I added a touch of color with colored pencil.
 I used the large rose from the set, stamped, 
colored, cut them out and mounted 
to card with mounting tape.
I added some purple rhinestones along the sides.

Thanks for helping me BLOOM

I paired the words with an 
older CDS set called Cute Critters.
 I fell in love with this skunk a while ago
 and thought he went perfectly with these words!
I made the tag using my tabs and tags die cut set (CDS).
Background paper is from Bo Bunny. Other paper, Bazzil.
Image is colored with colored pencil.

All images are available from the Clear Dollar Stamps store!

 Follow the link to shop!

Clear Dollar Stamps

Thanks for visiting today!

See you soon!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Product Parade Day Three - Clear Dollar Stamps

Product Parade day Three!
Today's sets are Father's Day
For our men and Wheeley great dad!

My first card uses stamps from the Father's Day set.

I love this set! There are some great father's day images!
This one was colored with colored pencil. 
I used the tabs and tags die set.
Background paper is from Queen and Company.

For our Men
This set has great 'men' words.
The words are from For our men. 
I paired it with the hammer from the Father's Day set.

Wheely Great Dad!
For this card I paired the 
Wheeley Great Dad stamp (words only) 
with the Sometimes you're the Bug set.
I used my tab and tags die cut to 
make the tab on the top. 
Image is colored with colored pencils.
Nestabilities plain/pinking circle.

Stop by tomorrow for day four!

Until then ~

Friday, April 8, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps April 2011 Product Parade Day 2

Welcome to April release day two!
Today's featured stamp sets are
 Godly Mother and Godly Father.

My first card uses stamps from 
the set Godly Mother.

I started with a square that I distressed with Antique Linen Distress ink.
 I then stamped the words in black ink.
I made the butterflies using the Bold Butterflies die set.
The background paper is from Fancy Pants.

Card two uses the verse from Godly Father.

I used the Cross die set and the cross additions set to make the cross.
 The word Father comes from the set
 For our Men (to be released this week as well).
Background paper is also from Fancy Pants.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for day three release!

See you then!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April Release for Clear Dollar stamps! Product Parade day 1!

Welcome to day one of Clear Dollar Stamps April release!
Today's sets are Tulip Wreath and Lovely Women.

First here is my Tulip wreath card:

I stamped the tulips onto a white circle, 
colored with colored pencil then distressed
 over the image with Antique linen distress ink.
I used the tabs and tags die for the label. 
The words are from the Lovely Women set.

Card Number two features the Lovely Women set.

I used the other tulip image from the Tulip Wreath set.
I distressed the label first with Antique Linen,
 Victorian Velvet and Tea dye distress inks, 
then stamped the single tulip image three times.
I colored the image with colored pencil 
and blended with mineral spirits.

Thanks for stopping today! 
Be sure and come back tomorrow for more!

Until then ~

Sunday, April 3, 2011

More of My Favorite Things!

Hello and happy Sunday! 
I am spending this gloomy Sunday in 
my stamp room doing some "just for fun" stamping. 
I got two new stamp sets from 
They are quickly becoming favorites of mine!

My first card uses "Make Mine a Double".

Love this little girl stamp! 
I paper pieced her dress so it would match the rest of the card.
The banner is a new die I got from Whimsy stamps. 
I am in love with this die cut!
The tab is from Clear Dollar Stamps Tabs and Tags die cut set.
I used a little bit of twisted color twine to hang the banner.
I got the twine from MFT's as well!
Oh - paper is from MME Stella and Rose Collection.

Card  #2 

For this card I used "Love you with all my Heart"
 from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence line.

I used the same paper as the card above.
I made this card for a friend who recently lost her mother.
I loosely followed a sketch I found at Friday Sketches Blog.
Again I used the little banner in the corner.

Thanks for visiting today!

See you next time!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Make Mine a DOUBLE!

Hello there!
Today's card is for a friend's birthday!
 I used My Favorite Things 
Pure Innocence stamp set "Make mine a double".

The paper is from MME Stella and Rose
 (love these papers!)
I distressed the white paper with some
 Antique Linen distress ink.
I paper pieced her dress. 
These images are just perfect for the paper piecing!
I colored the image with colored pencil.
 The layout is a sketch I found at 
Friday Sketcher's Sketch blog.
Sketch #144 from their archives.

Thanks for visiting today!
Comments are welcomed and appreciated!

Come back soon!

Friday, April 1, 2011

CIC Challenge # 25 - Clear Dollar Stamps

Hello there! 
Welcome to the CIC Challenge #25.

 The challenge today was to make a CAS card. 
Clean and Simple.
Hmmmm, I don't always do so
 well with clean and simple, 
but I thought I'd give it a whirl!

 For my card I used a digital image 
from CDS called Chick Trio.

This adorable digital set will be given away
 as a prize to the challenge winner!

I printed onto white paper and colored 
with colored pencil blending with mineral spirits.
the background paper is a double sided (my favorite!) 
paper from My Minds Eye. 
I love to utilize BOTH sides of the paper.

I made this a top folding card for something different.

Now it's YOUR turn to enter the CIC Challenge!!

Enter today!

See you next time!