Monday, August 31, 2009


Today's CAS challenge at Splitcoast was to take one of out own cards...and Make It Over.
I chose this CARD of mine to simplify. I deleted all the layers and used embossing with my Nesties and scoring to create my 'layers'.
I used new stamps from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Bee-autiful Ballerina.
A nice and simple one today!
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Bee-autiful Ballerina
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey Bittersweet(inside)
Ink: Black Staz-on, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Oval Nesties, Bone Folder, Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, sponging
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Today's challenge at was to create a Vintage card. I rarely do vintage cards....I don't even know if I have EVER made one. LOL

I am glad I was able to participate in today's challenge as I am quite pleased with how this turned out. Maybe I will be making more vintage styled cards in the future.

I used New stamps for August from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Calendula~October Flower of the Month. I also used the Just For You sentiment stamp from CDS.

I used the script stamp on the Ivory and Kraft background pieces and then sponged all my layers heavily. I also used a piece of Mullberry Paper and frayed the edges a bit and sponged them to create a bit more texture.

I found this OLD button in my stash of buttons....I don't even know where or what outfit it came with or off of. It has to be at least 20 years I am hoping that is vintage enough for today's challenge. I paired it with the last of my brown sheer ribbon. I heated the ribbon with my heat gun to get it to crinkle.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps: Calendula~October Flower of the Month, Just for You
Paper: Ivory, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Mullberry
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa
Accessories: Nestabilites, MS Border Punch, Large & Scalloped Oval punches, Sponge Daubers,
Sheer Brown Ribbon, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Mother of Pearl Button

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I made this card for today's sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.

I used the Pansy stamp set from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS which is new for August.

I embossed them with copper embossing powder onto watercolour paper and used my aquapainter and markers to watercolour them. I then cut them out and added them to my main panel with the flourishes I cut out using my Shapabilites from Spellbinders.

I finally pulled out my Melon Mambo Designer paper and paired it with Chocolate Chip and a bit of Kiwi Kiss. I like this colour combo alot. I also embossed the sentiment with copper embossing powder on watercolour paper and punched it out with my word window punch.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~ Pansy
Paper: Watercolour Paper, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Melon Mambo DSP & Textured
Ink: Copper EP, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Label 1 Nesties, Shapeabilities Flourishes, MS Arch Lattice Punch, Word Window & Oval Punches, markers, aquapainter, dimensionals

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009


This card was made for today's colour challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. The colours were Kraft, Chocolate Chip and Real Red.

I also used this weeks sketch challenge over at Midnight Madness. Click on the link in my sidebar.
This is a new stamp set from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS for August called Blown Over. It is the Stamp of the Month. I stamped the birdhouse twice and popped it up on dimensionals.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Blown Over
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Kraft & Real Red DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories: Brads, Buttons, Kraft Tafetta ribbon, blender pen, sponge dauber
Thanks for looking. Have a great evening.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I received this lovely blog award from Brenda M. ~ Luv 2 Glitter.
Thank you Brenda!

When we receive a 'Beautiful Blog Award' we are to list 5 things we love to do then pass this award to 5 other blogs we love.

I love to :
1. Hang out with my boys(my husband and son)
2. Spend time in my craft room making cards of course!
3. Blogging...yes..I love to check out everyone's blogs.
4. Reading
5. Eating...yup..I love to

I am going to send this blog onto these wonderful women who inspire me:

1. Lisa Lara ~ Lisa's Lifelines
2. Charlene Merrik~ Where M & M's Gather
3. Crystal ~ Crystal's Crafty Creations
4. Judy Rozema~Joy In A Jar
5. Cassie~A Day In The Life Of A Homeschooling Mom

Thanks for the inspiration ladies!!


Monday, August 17, 2009


This card was created for today's CAS challenge at Splitcoatstampers. We were to make a masculine card.

I used the Under The Sea stamp set which is new for August from Clear Dollar Stamps.

I used the mesh that Kris (aka krischir) sent me in a RAK to make my background.

I heavily distressed and tore my background then stitched it back together. I also was able to use a Build A Brad.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Under The Sea
Paper: Soft Suede, Kraft
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Soft Suede
Accessories: Build a Brad, Mesh, brayer, paper piercer, twine & needle, dimensionals, Large Oval punch

Thanks for looking.



Thanks to everyone who participated in the CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS BLOG HOP this weekend.

Thanks for all your kind comments on my cards. As you know there was a give-away on EACH blog for the EVERDAY JAR-GON stamp set.

The winner of the free stamp set from my blog is:

Jenny L. said...
I love the color combos you used in your cards. Thanks for a chance to win!Jenny L.

Congratulations Jenny! I will be emailing you shortly for you mailing information.

Don't still have a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE. The blog hop is in effect until August 31st. The GRAND PRIZE is the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE STAMPS FOR SEPTEMBER.

Just collect all the letters from each blog along the hop and send the word to Good Luck!





The fun begins at Lori's Blog: Clearly iStamp

Saturday, August 15, 2009



We are celebrating the exciting GRAND OPENING of the stores newly designed website.
Click on the link to get started on your exciting adventure of great prizes.

This is the last stop on the blog click on the link to Clearly iStamp which is Lori's Blog to start at the beginning. You should have just come from SARAH'S Blog.

As you check out each blog in your journey, you will have the opportunity to win a FREE stamp set. There is also a GRAND prize contest that will run thru till August 31st. Make sure you collect the 'letter' from each blog to spell the winning word and then email Katie at the winning word to be entered into the GRAND PRIZE draw.

My letter will be at the bottom of this post!

Now onto the prizes.

This card was created using the new stamp set EVERYDAY JAR-GON. It is ON SALE right now during this special event for $10.50. It is the most versatile set and comes with numerous stamps and sayings.

This is the stamp set that you can WIN FOR FREE, just by leaving a comment on this post. The winner will be drawn at the end of the day on Sunday August 16th.

I stamped the images twice and added crystal effects to the water and stickles to my flowers to make them sparkle.

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps: Everyday JAR-gon
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Taken With Teal, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: same as paper
Accessories: Textile embossing folder, Nesties, Shapeabilities, Large & Scalloped Oval punches, Crystal Effects, Stickles, Corduroy Brads, Chocolate Satin Ribbon, slit punch, dimensionals

ALSO as mentioned, there is a FREE stamp set with every purchase from the store.
The card below was created using this sweet stamp set: FLY ON OVER

This versatile stamp can be used in so many ways. I used it to create my background. I added a little bit of glitter to the dragon fly's wings for a little extra sparkle.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Fly On Over
Paper: True Thyme, Rich Razzleberry, Ivory
Ink: True Thyme
Accessories: Paper Piercing tool, Large & Scalloped Oval Punches, white gel pen, MS border punch, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, DD Glitter, dimensionals

Well you have reached the END of the CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS GRAND OPENING BLOG HOP.
For a chance to win the EVERYDAY JAR-GON stamp set for FREE, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. I will draw a winner at the end of the day on Sunday August 16th.
Don't forget to check out the newly designed store too and place your order and receive the FLY ON OVER stamp set for FREE.
For those collecting the letters on each blog to enter the GRAND PRIZE running through till August 31st ~ your FINAL letter is the first letter of my blog name. The letter "G".
Thanks for playing along with us today....

Friday, August 14, 2009


Did you check out Lori's blog at CLEARLY iSTAMP. If not this is some of what your are missing......

"I hope the anticipation hasn't killed you yet and thankfully its almost over. Tomorrow is the BIG REVEAL and Charlie has one last and final hint for you.

He says,

Come travel with me
To the sweetest place to be
Candy comes in all shapes and sizes
Be sure that your choices are wise
All will be revealed
No more secrets concealed
Fun will be had with prizes galore
There isn't anything else you could possibly want more!

So this is Charlie's last hint for the week and of course tomorrow is the big day, but I do want to let you know what to expect for the big party.

This party is the best kind since you don't have to fix your hair, put on the make-up or even get dressed.

We will be having a BLOG HOP tomorrow to celebrate the big event here at Clear Dollar Stamps and there will be random drawings at each stop as well as a GRAND PRIZE. "



Some very exciting things are happening over at Clear Dollar Stamps this week, August 10 thru 15.
Check out Lori's blog for a couple of hints at Clearly iStamp.
Leave a comment today on Lori's blog and check it out everyday this week for a chance to win an awesome new Charlie stamp.
Join us all on Saturday August 15th when all will be revealed! Have fun and good luck!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I made this card for today's sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.

I needed a sympathy card so I took the opportunity to make one. I used new stamps for August from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called PANSY.

I love this set. It reminds me of my grandmother who loved pansies. I knew when I got this set that I would like to pair it up with the Cottage Wall DSP and Rich Razzleberry from Stampin Up.

I used my new Bow Easy to create a double bow. The pansy was gold embossed and coloured in with my blender pen and markers.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Pansy & Old Wagon(sentiment)
Paper: Cottage Wall DSP, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry textured & plain, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Gold EP
Accessories: Versamark, Gold EP, Paper Piercer, blender Pen, markers, Bow Easy, Ribbon, sponge daubers, dimensionals

***Don't forget to check out my post above that will remain there all week with some exciting news from Clear Dollar Stamps. Check it out for a chance to win some great prizes.*******

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


When I saw Cindys (aka mothermark) Tuesday Teapot Challenge, I knew right away what stamp set I would use.

This set is called Bee-utiful Ballerina and is new for August from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS.

I think she is just so sweet!

I stamped my little ballerina and her bee friends wings a second time onto vellum cardstock and cut them out. I added DD glitter and popped them up.

I also used the Daisy die my friend Crystal has so generously let me borrow and added some glitter to it as well.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Bee-utiful Ballerina
Paper: So Saffron, Black, Ivory, Delicate Dots DSP, Vellum cardstock
Ink: Black Staz-on, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Nesties, So Saffron Ribbon, Scalloped Oval punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Daisy Die, paper piercer, dimensionals

Thanks for looking!


This card was created for this weeks colour challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. We were to use a create one of the colours in our card. My colours were Dusty Durango, So Saffron and Black for my Neutral.

I used NEW stamps for August from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS, called Calendula-October Flower of the Month.

I also used the sketch challenge for this week from the Midnight Madness blog. There is a link in my sidebar. Check it out!

I was happy with how this card turned out....I used a new technique which I had never tried before, a new stamp set, the new In Colours, my new Paper Piercer, my new Shapeabilities Flourish Accents nesties and finally this was my first time participating in the Midnight Madness sketch I was a newbie! A lot of firsts for this

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Calendula October Flower of the Month
Paper: Dusty Durango, So Saffron, Black
Ink: Bleach, Dusty Durango
Accessories: Shapeabilities Flourish Accents, So Saffron ribbon, Paper Piercer, brads, Bleach, MS border punch, Large and Scalloped Oval punches

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Check out STEPH'S BLOG , "Where Did All My Money Go?", for some awesome blog candy.

She is celebrating 25,000 hits to her blog and over 100 followers. She is giving away a $150 gift certificate to the store of your choice. Check it out and help her celebrate!!!

Congrat's Steph!


This is for todays CAS challenge over at Splitcoaststampers to use BLING on our card. I chose to use this new stamp set for August from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called UNDER THE SEA.

It is a very versatile set that comes with 21 stamps. Check it out by clicking on the link above.

I incorporated the bling by adding it to the mane and along the back of my seahorse. I also added some dew drops in each corner of the card and also some crystal effects to the bubbles.

I received the top note die cute from Kris (krischir on splitcoast) in a RAK. THANKS KRIS!!!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~ Under The Sea
Paper: Kraft, Soft Suede Textured, Whisper White, watercolour
Ink: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Black Staz-on
Accessories: markers, blender pen, crystal effects, rhinestones, dew drops, crystal effects

Thanks for looking! Scroll UP to see my post about exciting events all week at Clear Dollar Stamps and a chance to win some free goodies!