Monday, November 23, 2009


This card is for this weeks CAS CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers to use sponging on our card.

It is also for this weeks MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE.

I used new stamps from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called JUST CHILL'N. They are designed by Wendy Hall of Louby Lou Creations for Clear Dollar Stamps. They are too cute!

I sponged Blush Blossom and Baja Breeze within my embossed square. I sponged some of SU White Shimmer Paint on the raised square border. The little penguin is cut out and popped up on dimensionals. There is a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter on his hat.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~~ Just Chill'n
Paper: Shimmery White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Black Staz-on, Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Square Nesties, Sponge Daubers, MS Scallop Punch, Ribbon, Bow Easy, SU White Shimmer Paint, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals, Blender Pen

Thanks for looking..................... Have a great nite.........................


Friday, November 20, 2009


This card is for this weeks CLEARLY INSPIRED CHALLENGE found on LORI'S BLOG.

This week was a sketch challenge.

Friends of ours got a new puppy, named I took the opportunity to make them a card to welcome their little furry friend.

This is the inside of the card. I think it is such a cute sentiment.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~~ Dog Day's
Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet DSP, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Martha Stewart Loops punch, SU Purely Pomegrante Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Rhinestone bling, sponge daubers.

Thanks for looking! Why not check out the challenge on the link above and play along!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009


This card is for the colour challenge over at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS, Always Real Chocolate. We were to use Always Artichoke, Real Red and Chocolate Chip.

It is also for this weeks MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE.

This stamp set is new for November from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS. It a a single scripture stamp.

It was nice to be able to use up some of my DSP from my SU Pattern Pack that was a hostess special eons ago.

I also tried to change the colour of the Pink Felt Fusion Flower by using my sponge dauber and ink pad.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Phil. 4:6-7 Value Scripture
Paper: SU Pattern Pack DSP, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Ivory
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories: SU Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Felt Fusion Flowers, Dimensionals, Rhinestone Brad, Sponge Daubers

Thanks for looking!


Monday, November 16, 2009


This is for today's Try A New Technique challenge. We were to make an out of the box type card. What a cool technique...I have never tried it with Nestabilities before. Check it our HERE.
I used TWO new stamps sets on this card from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS. The first is the little mouse from the November SOM called Mouse Dreams. Isn't he/she cute? I also used the new stamp set of sentiments called Welcome to Parenthood.
I made a square card using my largest scalloped square Nestie. I went with the Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip for my colour combo.
I think this little mouse is so cute!
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~~Mouse Dreams November SOM; Welcome to Parenthood
Paper: Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Close To Cocoa, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey, Pretty In Pink, Black Staz-on
Accessories: Square Nestablities, Large & Scalloped Oval punches, CC Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scissors, Blender Pen
Well....this was my third card for the day! I am done and to bed!
Thanks for looking!


This card was created for today's Clean & Simple challenge. This is the second card I made today. Today's challenge was an Inspirational Challenge. I chose to this HANDBAG as my inspiration. I was inspired by the colour and the grid pattern on this purse.

I used new stamps from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called RAILROAD MEMORIES. It is great for making masculine type cards.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~~Railroad Memories
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Ivory
Ink: Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scorepal, Label 1 Nesties, Chocolate Tafetta Ribbon, Corduroy Brads, Paper Piercer, Sponge Daubers

Thanks for looking and have a great night!



I needed to make a quick card for a friend who lost her Father-in-law. After a week of not posting or making cards, I made three today. This is the first one.

I used some of the new In Colours on this one. I used my EK Success Fleur de lis border punch too.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~~ Words of Sympathy
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Off The Wall DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Oval Nesties, EK Success Fleur de lis border punch, Paper Piercer, Felt Fusion flowers, Soft Suede Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking.


Monday, November 9, 2009


This card is for today's Clean & Simple challenge. We were to use White and just ONE other colour. I chose Brilliant Blue.

I used new stamps from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS for November. This set is called Just Chillin' and is designed for Clear Dollar Stamps by Wendy Hall ~ Louby Lou Creations.

I added some Flower Soft for the snow and some Crystal Stickles on my Polar Bear to make him shimmer.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Just Chillin'
Paper: Shimmery White, Brilliant Blue
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Black Staz-on
Accessories: Oval Nesties, Dimensionals, Bow Easy, Snowflake Ribbon, Snowflake Embossing Folder, Crystal Stickles, Flower Soft, Blender Pen

Thanks for looking!

Have a great night.


Friday, November 6, 2009



The theme of this challenge was ** 5 **! Why the number 5 you may ask? It is because Clear Dollar Stamps is 5 years old. Happy Anniversary LORI!!!!!

Check out Lori's wonderful store HERE!

So back to the challenge...we were to use the number 5 as our inspiration. We could interpret it how we liked. I chose to use this sweet Little Snowman stamp from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS, and he is juggling 5 snowflakes. There is also 5 dewdrops across the top of my card and bow.

I used vellum card stock and my Martha Stewart loop punches to create a snowflake. I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to all the loops.

My little snowman and snowflakes were embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and Ballet Blue Craft ink.

I added 5 sparkly brads to the center of each snowflake. There is also glitter on my snowman and I used Liquide Applique for the snow.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Little Snowman
Paper: Vellum card stock, Ballet Blue, Shimmery White
Ink: Craft Ballet Blue, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Barely Banana
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Loops Punches, Corner Punch, Sparkly Brads, Dew Drops, Snowflake Ribbon, Bow Easy, Liquide Applique, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

Thanks for having a look today....why don't you click on the above links and participate in the Clearly Inspired Challenge!


Monday, November 2, 2009


I made this card for my Sister and Brother-in-law's Anniversary. I used the Clean & Simple challenge today, which was a sketch challenge.

I usually use mostly white cardstock for a CAS card, but today I ventured out into some colour.

I also was able to use my Martha Stewart Loops punch around the page punches. These are the coolest punchest ever!!!

I added some dazzling diamonds glitter to my hearts and the one heart is cut out and popped up on dimensionals.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU ~ Best Wishes & More
Paper: Orchid Opulance, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Martha Stewart Loops punches, Corner rounder, markers, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Bow Easy, Dimensionals.

Thanks for looking!

Have a great night.


Sunday, November 1, 2009


I made a real quick card today for the Featured Stamper Challenge. I loved Miss Boo aka Jen's gallery. I chose her card HERE to case.
I changed the stamps I used, the colours and the shape the main image is stamped on.
I used a new stamp from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Carnation January Flower of the Month.
I embossed the flower with White EP onto Soft Suede. I versamarked the edges of the top note die and coloured in the flowers with the Soft Suede marker to make them stand out a bit more.
I used a piece of mesh and Close to Cocoa ink on the Kraft card base.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~~Carnation FOM
Paper: Kraft, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede, Close To Cocoa, White EP
Accessories: White EP, Versamark, Soft Suede marker, Bow Easy, SU Soft Suede ribbon, Spiral clip, mesh
Thanks for looking. Hope everyone has a great week!


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Look what my friend Ginny sent me! How nice is that. Check out her fabulous blog ~~ My5BratzCreations!
When you receive this award you are to list 5 things about yourself.
Here are mine:
1. My best decision in life was to say 'YES' to my husband of 21 years!
2. My greatest accomplishment in life is my 12 year old son Alexander!
3. I am afraid of heights and scary movies.
4. I have a weakness for chocolate and pastries. YUM!
5. I was NEVER a dog person. Until I got my little I am petting dogs everywhere! Go is possible to change your stripes.
I am going to pass this award on to 5 people who have fantastic blogs!
Check out these girls awesome blogs!
Thanks Ginny!