Saturday, December 15, 2012

Release day for Clear Dollar Stamps!

Hello and welcome to my blog!
 Today is the monthly release day for
 Clear Dollar Stamps December Digitals!

My first card uses the darling digi designed by
 our very own Lisa Lara!
 It is called Pal Penguins.

Just love these cute little guys!!
 I kept the design very simple. 
Lots of layers. It is winter after all, right? 
Coloring was done with watercolor crayons.

My next card uses the new digital from
 Austin Owens called Flower Garden.
 I kept the design very simple with this one as well. 
I wanted the flower to be the focus of the card. 
Coloring was done with watercolor crayons.

Thanks for visiting today!
I hope you will head on over to
 Clear Dollar Stamps to see what is new!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Clean and Simple Meow! Clearly Digital Stamps CIC 64

Hello and welcome to CIC #64 - 
Clean and Simple! 
I used Lisa Lara's Meow digital for my card. 
I love this set!!

I kept the card simple by just 
using squares as my base. 

Background paper is a double sided
 paper from Bo Bunny - I used both sides.
 I watercolored the image with Distress inks
 and a little bit of Tombow markers.
 I added the design on the package 
with a white Signo pen. 

Thanks for visiting today!
 I hope you will join us and show us your 
very own Clean and Simple design!
 See you soon!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Release day for Clearly Digital Stamps

Hello and welcome to release day
 for Clear Digital Stamps!!

 I am excited to share with you two
 new sets by one of our newest designers,
 Austin Owens! 
I love her cute and fun style!!

My first card uses an image from her set 
Decorative Flowers.

I used watercolor crayons to color the image.

My next card uses an image from the set 
I love this set!!

I always wanted to have red curly hair! 
I also used my watercolor crayons on this card.

Thanks for visiting today! 
Be sure and check out 
Clearly Digital stamps
 to see what is new!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

More Flakes from Clear Dollar Stamps

Hello there! Happy November!!
 Things are cooling down here in Minnesota. 
I suspect we will be seeing some 
snow in our near future!
 Today's card uses Lisa Lara's cute
 digital set Flakes
Love these little snowmen!

I colored him with Tombow markers
 and a waterbrush. 

The icicle border is a die cut
 from My Favorite Things.

Be sure and pop over the the
store to see what is new!

Thanks for visiting today!

Friday, November 2, 2012

CIC #63 Critters

Hello and welcome to 
Clearly Digital Stamps
 Monthly CIC challenge!

 Challenge #63 was to use a
 critter on your card!
 I used a new digi by Lisa Lara. 

This set has the cutest kitty images!!

I watercolored the images 
with watercolor crayons. 
The rose is something I have had 
in my stash for a long time! 
Finally had a reason to use it!

I hope you will join us this 
month for this challenge!
 All you need to do is use 
a critter on your card!
Have fun!

Violin by Doodle Pantry

I am back with another digital image 
from Doodle Pantry. 
This one is called Violin.

I used Distress inks as watercolors on this image.
Thanks for visiting today!
Stop by again soon!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Doodle Pantry November release!

Hello! Here we are at November 1st already!
 It's time for Doodle Pantry's monthly digi release. 
Today I am featuring the digi Wagon Wheel.

I colored the image with Distress Inks,
 using them as watercolors. 
I doodled around the edges with a 
fine tip black marker.
Be sure to drop by Doodle Pantry to see 
what is new for November!
Thanks for stopping today!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Just a couple of cute little
 Halloween cards I made. 

Stamps are from Inkadinkadoo.

For the little Vampire card - 
I colored with Tombow markers.

 I didn't do any coloring on the tombstone card.
 Just a quick and easy card to make!
Thanks for visiting today!
Stop again soon!
Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2012

More Flakes from Clear Dollar Stamps!

Hello, I am back with another snowman
 from the Flakes set by Lisa Lara. 
I think this one is my favorite from the set. 
This is the windy snowman.

I added color with colored pencils.
 I cut out his scarf and popped it up
 to give a little more dimension to the card. 
The snowflake corner die
 is a Memory Box die.
Head on over to Clear Dollar Stamps 
and see what is new!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Quirky Polar Bear

Look at this cutie! 
He's a new image from Doodle Pantry 
called Quirky Polar Bear.

I colored him with colored pencils.
Thanks for stopping by today!
See you next time!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Poppies from Doodle Pantry

Today's card is a digital image from
 Doodle Pantry called Poppies. 
This image is so realistic! 
Laurie always does such a 
great job with her digis!!

I colored this with colored pencils and then went over the image lightly with some distress ink. I embossed the background paper with a striped 
embossing folder and then distressed that as well.
Thanks for visiting today - drop by Doodle Pantry and see what they have new for October!

Monday, October 22, 2012


Today's card uses a digital image from
 Clear Dollar Stamps called Flakes.
 This set was designed by Lisa Lara
 one of our wonderful design team members!

 I just love these cute little snowmen!
I colored this guy with colored pencils and used some Nestabilities die cuts.
Thanks for visiting today!
Hope to see you again!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Corny Ants

Hello! Today I am sharing a darling image from
 Doodle Pantry called Cornfield Ants. 
As I've said many time before -
 these ants are always up to something!

I colored the image with colored pencils.
Thanks for dropping by today!
Come back soon!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Digital Release for Clear Dollar Stamps

Hello everyone! It's that time of the month!
 Clearly Digital image release!
Today I am debuting two new digital sets
 available right now at CDS!!

Be sure and check out the CDS blog for info 
and tips on how to use digital images!!

Both sets are from our new designer, AUSTIN OWENS!

My first sample uses her new set:

I REALLY love this sunflower image. 
The bold lines make it really fun to color.
 I used Distress inks as watercolors to color this. 
I added a touch of toffee chalk ink around the edges.

My next card uses Austin's set - Tulips

For this card I also used Distress inks, 
layering shades of pinks and reds.
I love pink tulips! They just make me smile!

Thanks for stopping today! 
I hope you will head over to Clear Dollar Stamps
 and get some of the great new images!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

CIC 61 Sentiments Only

Hello and welcome to the 
Clear Dollar Stamps CIC Challenge #61! 

The challenge this time was SENTIMENTS ONLY.
 I used a sweet new digi designed by our very own Lisa Lara.

As much as I don't want to admit it, snow is not too far away!
I added color to this digi with Tombow markers.
The Snowflake frame and snowflakes are from Spellbinders.
I added some 'snow' with a snow marker.
 It is sort of like liquid applique, but it seemed to puff up more. 
Thank you for stopping today!
I hope you will join us in the CIC Challenge!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Doodle Pantry October Release

AH, it's October! I love fall. 
Doodle Pantry has a bunch of great new digis
 that are being released today!
 I used the adorable digi Farmer Birdie for my card today.

I used Distress inks as watercolors to color this image. 
I love Birdie! He's one of my favorite characters of Laurie's!
Thanks for visiting today!
 I hope you will stop over at Doodle Pantry to see what is new!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cornflower by Doodle Pantry

Hello - today I am sharing a card I made
 using Doodle Pantry's Cornflower image.
I used Distress inks to color the image.
Thanks for visiting today!
I hope you will stop again soon!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farm Challenge # 10

Welcome! It's time for our Cornish Heritage Farms Bi weekly Challenge!
Today's challenge, hosted by Holly Brown, was to use twine on your card.

I used the image Lighthouse #

I watercolored the image with Distress inks.

Eureka Horse

Hello - today's card uses a digital image
 from Eureka, #1401.

I computer generated the words and added a 
bit of color with colored pencils.
Thanks for visiting today!
Stop by again soon!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Garden by Austin Owens

Today's post features a lovely digital image
 by Austin Owens for Clear Dollar Stamps.
This one is called "Garden"
I used the words as my focal point and then used
 a flower digi and flipped the image and merged them.

A little distress ink and some colored pencil and you have a nice simple card!

If you have never worked with digis, check out the
 Clear Dollar Stamps Blog for some great tutorials on how to use them!

Thanks for visiting today!
See you soon!