Friday, December 31, 2010

MONOGRAMMED GIFT SET

We are having friends for supper tomorrow night, so I made up a quick set of Monogrammed Cards to give as a little gift.




I used Soft Suede as my monochromatic color scheme along with Very Vanilla. I also used the Flourish from the Friends 24-7 Stamp set. I hope she likes them.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet, Friends 24-7
Paper: Very Vanilla, Thoroughly Modern DSP, Textured Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Soft Suede Ribbon, SU Circle & Scalloped Circle Punches.

Thanks for looking!

GLORIA

FRIENDS 24-7

I recently bought the Starter Kit from Stampin Up during their half price promotion. We were challenged to make a card using ONLY products from the Starter Kit. This is the card I entered into the contest.


The bird was stamped twice and popped up on dimensionals. The Early Expresso Satin ribbon was frayed then a fiber pulled to create the ruffle. I also used the Stampin Around Wheel for the musical notes across the bottom. I was very pleased with how my card turned out.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Friends 24-7, Musical Notes Wheel
Paper: Whisper White, Early Expresso, Neutrals DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Early Expresso, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Early Expresso Satin Ribbon, Blender Pen, Stampin Sponges, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking today!

GLORIA

DAY 3 CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS

Welcome to Day 3 of Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks. Today I am previewing the cute set called Baby Bundle.


Here is a photo of the inside of the card using the cute Baby Booties and one of the sentiments.


Here is a close up of the layering I did with the little Onsie undershirt.


Stamps/Images: BABY BUNDLE
Cardstock/Papers: SU LOVELY LILAC, ORCHID OPULANCE, YOYO YELLOW, WHISPER WHITE
Inks/Markers: YOYO YELLOW, LOVELY LILAC, ORCHID OPULANCE
Accents/Tools: MARTHA STEWART PAP STRING LACE PUNCHES, BOW EASY, GINGHAM RIBBON, HEART RHINESTONE, DIMENSIONALS, SWISS DOTS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Techniques: PAPER TOLE, EMBOSSING

Thanks so much for looking today. Be sure to check out Lori's blog CLEARLYiSTAMP to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.

GLORIA

Thursday, December 30, 2010

DAY 2 CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS

Welcome to Day 2 of the Sneak Peeks I have for Clear Dollar Stamps.

My first card was created with the stamp set 'A Friend In Need' which is the January Stamp of the Month....which means you could receive it for FREE with a minimum purchase from Clear Dollar Stamps.


I colored in the images with Copic Markers.


Stamps/Images: A FRIEND IN NEED JANUARY 2011 SOM
Cardstock/Papers: NEENAH SOLAR WHITE, BLUSH BLOSSOM, BAJA BREEZE
Inks/Markers: MOMENTO TUXEDO BLACK, BLUSH BLOSSOM, COPICS (B00, BG01, C-1, 100, Y06, Y11)
Accents/Tools: SPELLBINDERS CIRCLE & LACEY CIRCLE NESTIES, SU CIRCLE PUNCH, DIVINE SWIRLS EF, SCOR PAL, BAJA BREEZE CORDUROY BRAD, SU WHITE ORGANZA RIBBON, LINEN THREAD, SPONGE DAUBER
Techniques: COPIC MARKERS, EMBOSSING



This next card was created using the sweet stamp set called 'We Go Together Like...'

I chose to use the milk and cookies image. I added some Crystal Effects to the glass of milk to make it look more realistic.


Stamps/Images: We Go Together Like
Cardstock/Papers: CDS MUD PIE, RIPE OLIVE, PUCKER UP, SU VERY VANILLA
Inks: MOMENTO TUXEDO BLACK, BLUSH BLOSSOM, CRUMB CAKE, CLOSE TO COCOA
Markers: COPICS B29, R26, R59, C1
Accents/Tools: SPELLBINDERS LARGE & SCALLOPED OCTAGON NESTIES, SU OVAL & SCALLOPED OVAL PUNCHES, CUTTLEBUG HOUNDSTOOTH EMBOSSING FOLDER, WHITE GEL PEN, CRYSTAL EFFECTS, SPONGE DAUBERS, SU WIDE STRIPED GROSGRAIN RIBBON
Techniques: COLORING WITH COPICS, DRY EMBOSSING, SPONGING


Check out Lori's blog at ClearlyiStamp for more of the Design Teams samples.

I will be back tommorow with more sneak peeks.

Thanks for looking!

GLORIA

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

PAY IT FORWARD ~~ SEND SOME LOVE

All of us over at Clear Dollar Stamps are reeling over the news that our sweet Design Team Leader Katie has received and has been going through. Katie has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Gastric Cancer. Katie is one of the sweetest girls in blog land....Please visit her blog MY PAPER HAVEN and leave her some love!

Thanks

GLORIA

DAY 1 CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS

Welcome to Day 1 of CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS Sneak Peeks. This sweet little image is from the stamp set called HEART HUGS.


As you can see....I cut out my little bear with Oval Nesties and layered him up with dimensionals.


Stamps/Images: HEART HUGS
Cardstock/Papers: CHOCOLATE CHIP, VERY VANILLA, RIDING HOOD RED
Inks: MOMENTO TUXEDO BLACK, RIDING HOOD RED
Markers: COPICS E47, 100, R26, R59, R46, 0
Accents/Tools: SPELLBINDERS OVAL NESTIES, SU OVAL PUNCHES, CORDUROY BRADS, LIBRARY CLIP, CROCHETED RIBBON, CUTTLEBUG HEART BLOCKS EMBOSSING FOLDER, DIMENSIONALS
Techniques: DRY EMBOSSING, COPICS, LAYERING

SCROLL DOWN to see more Sneak Peeks for today. Also be sure to check out Lori's blog at CLEARLYiSTAMP to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.

See you tommorow!

GLORIA

CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS JANUARY SNEAK PEEKS

It is day one of CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS Sneak Peeks for January. This set I am featuring is called LOVING CRITTERS.


I added some Liquide Applique to my little ewe to make her more realistic looking.


I decorated the inside of the card to make it pretty too!


Stamps/Images: LOVING CRITTERS
Cardstock/Papers: SU BASIC BLACK, SHIMMERY WHITE, CDS STRAWBERRY JAM
Inks: MOMENTO TUXEDO BLACK
Markers: COPICS C1, G02, YG67, R26, R59, R46, E93
Accents/Tools: LIQUID APPLIQUE, HEAT GUN, WHITE GEL PEN, SPELLBINDERS FLEUR DE LIS & LABEL ONE DIES, SCOR PAL, CDS STRAWBERRY JAM RIBBON, BLACK GROMMET, SAKURA GLITTER PEN, BLACK RHINESTONES, DIMENSIONALS
Techniques: SCORING, LIQUID APPLIQUE

Thanks for looking today. Check out Lori's blog at CLEARLYiSTAMP to see what the rest of the Design Team Created.

GLORIA

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

COLOR CHALLENGE

I made a quick card for today's COLOR CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers. The colors today were Old Olive, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight.


Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU~Simple Friendship
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Night of Navy
Accessories: SU Scallop Border Punch, SU Circle & Circle Scallop Punches, Dimensionals, Brads, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Old Olive Satin Ribbon

Thanks for looking today!

GLORIA

Monday, December 27, 2010

A COUPLE OF CARDS......

I made this card for today's CLEAN & SIMPLE CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers. We were to use the colors Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi and White.

This was the perfect opportunity to ink up my new stamp set from Stampin Up.....Season Of Friendship.


Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Season Of Friendship
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Daubers



This next card unfortunately I needed to make. A friend of ours son passed away. I tried to give it a more masculine feel.


Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU French Foilage, CDS Words of Sympathy
Paper: River Rock, Hunter Green, Real Rust
Ink: Early Expresso, River Rock, Cajun Craze, True Thyme
Accessories: Spellbinders Curved Rectangles, SU Slit Punch, SU HP Paper Clip, SU Early Expresso Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking today....be sure to check back tomorrow for the first day of CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS!!!!

GLORIA

Saturday, December 18, 2010

TRUE FRIEND

I had some time in my craft room this afternoon, I was finishing up some preview cards for January...so I can't show them to you yet. BUT .. I also made this card with some new goodies from Stampin Up. Does it look familiar...? I totally CASED the card from the SU Idea Book and Catalogue....I just added some ribbon.


Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Simple Friendship
Paper: SU Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: SU Crumb Cake, Early Expressso
Accessories: SU Paper Piercer & Mat, Dimensionals, SU Kraft Taffeta Ribbon

This one was quick and easy!

Thanks for looking!

Gloria

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

HERE FOR YOU

This card is for today's Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. We were to use Basic Grey, Marine Mist, Concord Crush and a Neutral.....I chose Whisper White.

I also used this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #169.

I just love this little bird from this stamp set.

(click on photo to enlarge)


Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Friends 24-7
Paper: Whisper White, Marine Mist, Concord Crush, Basic Grey DSP
Ink: Basic Grey, Marine Mist, Concord Crush, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Concord Crush Ribbon, SU Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Blender Pen, Sponges, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking today!

GLORIA

Sunday, December 12, 2010

DOG DAYS

I had a customer request some 'doggy' cards to give as thank-yous to her vet, dog groomer and kennel.

I used an older set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Dog Days. I made these a couple days ago but never got them uploaded.



Card Supplies:

Stamps: CDS Dog Days
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Copics
Accessories: Various Spellbinders dies, black ribbon, dimensionals

Thanks for looking!

GLORIA

FRENCH FOILAGE COLLAGE

I made this card a couple days ago and never got it uploaded. I was playing around with some new stamps from Stampin Up. I used the French Foilage stamp set which is perfect for creating collage type cards. This card is truly a easy peasy one to make.

I just masked of a torn edge and sponged Cajun Craze..which gives it a faux tearing look. I stamped my images using Early Expresso, More Mustard and Cajun Craze. I frayed the edges of my ribbon, stamped two leaves and popped them up.


Card Supplies:

Stamps: French Foilage
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Expresso, More Mustard
Accessories: Sponges, Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals
Techniques: Masking, Collage

Thanks for looking today!

Gloria

BLOOMING BOUQUET

I am home sick today...yuk! I dragged myself into my craft room to make this card for today's Featured Stamper Challenge over at Splitcoast. I chose Lisa's card HERE. I used new stamps and matching dies for December from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Blooming Bouquet.

This card also qualifies for last weeks CUTE CARD THURSDAY Challenge...Floral Frenzy...to feature flowers on our card.

I thought this made a nice cheery card on such a dark gloomy day here in Southern Ontario.

I kept her theme and layout but changed the stamps and colors. I also left off the sentiment.


Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Blooming Bouquet
Paper: SU Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Clear Dollar Stamps Blooming Bouquet Dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, SU Lattice Embossing folder, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals, Brads

Thanks for looking today!

Gloria

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

JUST BELIEVE

I made this card using the Just Believe stamp set from Stampin Up.

I used today's SKETCH CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers and this weeks The Color Dare Challenge, which was Riding Hood Red, Old Olive and a neutral. It is also for this weeks Flutter By Wednesday Challenge to use a Butterfly on our card.

The main image was stamped once in Riding Hood Red, then using the stamp-a-ma-jig it was offset slightly and stamped in Old Olive to give it some dimension and a bit of a shadow.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Just Believe
Paper: SU Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Bow Easy, Light Green Pearls, Spong Daubers, Dimensionals, Spellbinders Curved Rectangle Nesties, Stamp-a-ma-jig

On a side note....the snow FINALLY stopped coming down and the sun came out today. I snapped a quick picture of my son and Gigi in the backyard. Gigi is not quite sure what to make of all this white stuff that is deeper than she is tall!!


Thanks for looking today!

GLORIA

Monday, December 6, 2010

FRIENDS 24-7

This card is for the Stamp Club I attend every three months. We were given the papers and a sketch (SC259) and instructed to create a card....yes....a bit of homework, but the best kind....the creating kind.

This is what I came up with for my card with the supplies given. Hope the girls like it.

(click on photo to enlarge)


Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Friends 24-7
Papers: SU Daffodil Delight, Marine Mist, Early Expresso, Whisper White, SU DSP
Ink: Early Expresso, Marine Mist, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Blender Pen, Dimensionals, Circle Die and Sponging

Thanks for looking today.

GLORIA

JUST A NOTE

I made this card using new stamps for December from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Blooming Bouquet. It thought it would be nice to stamp some nice cheery flowers on this very snow squally afternoon.

I used the emboss resist technique which was for todays TRY A NEW TECHNIQUE Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.

I also used the sketch from today's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH Challenge #168


Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Blooming Bouquet, All Around Sentiments
Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet DSP, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Versamark, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Glimmery Brads, Flower Brads, Crystal Stickles, SU Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Sponges

Thanks for looking today!

GLORIA

JUST BECAUSE

Well...it just doesn't want to stop snowing here in Southern Ontario..... so it was a perfect afternoon to head to my craft room to do some stamping.

I made this card today for Stamp TV's Sketch Challenge.

I also used The Color Dare #87 Challenge: Chocolate Chip, Perfect Plum & Crushed Concord. What an interesting color combo.

I also tried to keep a lot of white space on my card so it would also qualify for this weeks Clean & Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers: to use a bow on our card.


Card Supplies:

Stamps: Gina K Designs ~ Many Wishes, Fanciful Tags
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Perfect Plum, Crushed Concord
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Concord, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Spellbinders Double Ended Tags, Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder, Half Backed Pearls, Crushed Concord Ribbon, Bow Easy, Sponge Daubers

Thanks for looking today......

GLORIA

Monday, November 29, 2010

CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS ~DECEMBER SNEAK PEEKS


It's time for some more sneak peeks from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS for DECEMBER.

This is a fantastic stamp set called BLOOMING BOUQUET. It also has matching DIES to cut out the images. Isn't that fabulous?

My first card just uses the stamps in more subtle colors.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Blooming Bouquet
Paper: CDS Powder Puff, SU Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: SU Pear Pizzazz, Blush Blossom, Blushing Bride
Accessories: CDS Powder Puff Sheer Ribbon, SU Lace Border Punch, Half Pearl, Heat Gun, Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter Pen
Techniques: Two-step stamping, Heated Ribbon


For my second card, I used bolder, brighter colors and the matching dies to go with the stamps.

How much easier does it get than that?


Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Blooming Bouquet, Heartfelt Sentiments
Paper: SU Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Clear Dollar Stamps Blooming Bouquet Dies, Spellbinder Circle and Lacey Circle Nesties, Concord Crush Ribbon, Bow Easy, Flower Charm, Pearls, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals
Techniques: Die Cuts

Here is some samples and pictures of the new stamp set BLOOMING BOUQUET & MATCHING DIES.


Thanks for looking today. Hop on over to LORI'S BLOG CLEARLYiSTAMP for more preview samples.

Have a good day!

GLORIA

Sunday, November 28, 2010

THANKS SO MUCH


I made this card for today's Featured Stamper 'Kris' aka 'krischir' at Splitcoaststampers.

Kris is such a sweetie...so generous with her comments and in nature! I chose Kris' card HERE to case. I changed the colors and stamps used.


Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Pocket Silhouettes, French Script
Paper: Whisper White, Blush Blossom, Basic Black
Ink: Marine Mist, Blush Blossom, Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Half backed pearls, Sakura glitter pen, Sponge Daubers.

Thanks so much for looking today!

GLORIA

Friday, November 19, 2010

SO VERY GRATEFUL


I went with a grey card today .... it sort of matches the weather we are having.

I used my bow easy to create a double bow....this is the handiest tool if you can't tie a bow to safe your life..which I can't.

This card is for the following challenges:

~SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS FREE 4 ALL: To make a Thank You card

~RAISE THE BAR: To make a card themed "Grateful"

~FOR FUN CHALLENGES : To make a card themed "Thankful"

~MERCY'S TUESDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE: I flipped the sketch.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU~Upsy Daisy; CDS~Heartfelt Sentiments
Paper: SU Textured Going Grey, Basic Grey, Blush Blossom, Whisper White, Basic Black, Ukn SU DSP
Ink: Blush Blossom, Basic Grey
Accessories: Spellbinders Oval Nesties, Bow Easy, Sheer Grey Ribbon, Sponge Daubers

Thanks for looking today...I hope the sun is shining wherever you may be. If so...send some of it my way.

GLORIA

Thursday, November 18, 2010

BLUSHING BROWN THANK YOU


One of my all time favorite color combo's is Chocolate Brown and Blush Blossom. So sad that SU retired Blush Blossom cardstock...

For today's Ways To Use It Challenge was Basically Beautiful Brown...to use Brown tones on our card.

This card also qualifies for the CCEE1046 Challenge to use a button on our card.

I needed a thank you card for a friend who gave me a small gift, so today's challenges were perfect to get creating.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Just Rite Stamps~Curlz Monogram Set: Inkadinkadoo~Garden Delights
Paper: SU Presto Patterns DSP, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Sponges, Spellbinders Circle & Lacey Circles Nesties, SU Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, CC Corduroy Button, Brown linen thread, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, dimensionals

Thanks for looking today!

GLORIA

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

PEONY


I made this card using one of my favorite stamp sets from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS designed by Kim Teasdale called Peony.

I watercolored the image with my inks and aquapainter. The Floral background stamp was inked up and stamped off once with Pear Pizzazz. I distressed the edges of my watercolor paper and sponged all edges of each layer. I added a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the flower center.

This card is for:

~Todays SKETCH CHALLENGE at Splitcoaststampers....I flipped the sketch.

~Yesterdays COLOR CHALLENGE at Splitcoaststampers.... Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum and Baja Breeze

~Yesterdays TEAPOT CHALLENGE at Splitcoaststampers.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Peony, SU~Floral Background
Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Watercolor CS
Ink: Black Staz-on, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Two-way glue, Sponge Daubers, Aquapainter

Thanks for looking today!

Gloria

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

HAPPILY EVER AFTER


I made this card a few days ago for my nephews wedding this weekend. I used a Prima Say It With Pearls Flourish. The bride to be loves black pearls.

Here is a photo of the inside of the card, with a little spot to tuck in our gift.



Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU French Script, Baroque Motifs, GKD Fanciful Tags, CDS All Around Sentiments
Paper: Basic Black, Shimmery White, Basic Grey
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Basic Grey
Accessories: Prima Say It With Pearls Flourish, SU Scallop Border Punch, Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Fanciful Tags Die

Thanks for looking today.

GLORIA

Monday, November 15, 2010

THANKS SO MUCH


I made this card for the following three challenges over at Splitcoaststampers:

~TRY A NEW TECHNIQUE....TLC299...a version of the smoosh technique

~CLEAN AND SIMPLE ...CAS93 ....a sketch challenge

~FREE FOR ALL F4A38...to use a silhouette image

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU~French Flair , Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Tim Holtz Fire Brick, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Paper: Shimmery White, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Spellbinders Lacey Circles, Water Mister, Ziploc Bag, Felt Fusion felt flower, Chocolate Pearls, SU Satin Ribbon, Sponge Daubers


Thanks for looking!

GLORIA

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

SCENIC TREE


I made this card today for the following challenges:


~ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE : To use embossing on our card. I did embossing with my cuttlebug folders and also heat embossed my tree in silver.

~REALLY REASONABLE RIBBON CHALLENGE: To make a winter themed card using Blue, White & Silver.


Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~ Scenic Trees
Paper: Night Of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Silver
Ink: Night Of Navy, Versamark
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Oval Nestie, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots & Snow Dots embossing folders, Basic Grey Granola brads, White & Silver Ribbon, Scor-pal, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Sponging

Thanks for looking today!


GLORIA

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

SPRING MIX ANNIVERSARY


I am still trying to build up my stash of Anniversary cards....so I made this card today using the COLOR CHALLENGE at Splitcoaststampers: White, Tempting Turquoise and Poppy Parade. This weeks dessert option was to add butterflies on our card...which I did.

I also used this weeks SKETCH CHALLENGE at Stamp TV.

I added some Crystal Effects to my main floral image and popped the ovals up on dimensionals.

Supplies:

Stamps: Gina K Designs Spring Mix Kit, Fanciful Tags
Paper: SU Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise & Poppy Parade
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Spellbinders Oval Nesties & Fancy Tags, SU Whisper White Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Sponging

Thanks for looking today!

GLORIA

Monday, November 8, 2010

WATER STAMPED THINKING OF YOU


I made this card for the following challenges:


~SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS CLEAN & SIMPLE : Color Challenge~Old Olive, Pinks, Kraft & Marine Mist

~CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES : To make a square card

~OUR CREATIVE CORNER : Theme~ An Attitude of Gratitude

I used the Baroque Motifs stamp set to try this new technique of 'water stamping'. The effects are very subtle and hard to photograph...but it is very pretty.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU~Baroque Motifs; CDS~All Around Sentiments
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft
Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Marine Mist
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page String Lattice punches, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Sponging, Water Mister, Heat Gun

Thanks for looking today!

GLORIA

Friday, November 5, 2010

CHARLIE SLEDDING


It was nice to make a card today.....just because.

I submitted this card for the following challenges:

~Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use It .... to use GREEN on our card

~Splitcoaststampers Free For All .... to use an image with a tail


~For Fun Challenges ... to use metal on our card. I used the metal snowflake.

~Stampin' B's ... to feature an animal in a die cut

~CCEE1044 ... to make a winter scene

~Raise The Bar .... to use curves on our card

I paper pieced the hat and scarf on my little Charlie!

Here is a photo of the inside of the card:


Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Charlie Sledding
Paper: SU Wintergreen DSP, Wild Wasabi, Watercolor Cardstock
Ink: Black Staz-on, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Spellbinders Crown Ovals & Oval Nesties, Aquapainter, Shimmer Paint, Felt & Metal Snowflakes, Pearls, Bow Easy, White Organza Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking today!

GLORIA

CLEARLY INSPIRED CHALLENGE #19 ~ FALL BOUNTY



You can find the challenge over at LORI'S BLOG! The theme for the challenge is called Fall Bounty.....we are to use FOOD on our card.

Lori has this darling FREE DIGI on her blog: ClearlyiStamp that you are welcome to use.

I chose to use the pre-colored version of the digi stamp. Wow, does that ever make for a nice quick card...especially if you are pressed for time.

Now this card marks a 'FIRST' for me......it is the first time ever that I have used a Digi Stamp.....I know, I know.....keep up with the times.

Although I still prefer to handstamp an image....I will definately think twice about digi's...especially when I am in a hurry or looking for something in particular. CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS has a variety of DIGI images......check them out!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Everyday Jar-gon(sentiment)
Images: Clear Dollar Stamps Cherry Pie Free Digi
Paper: SU Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Sending Love Specialty DSP
Ink: Poppy Parade
Accessories: SU Scalloped Circle & Circle punches, unknown ribbon, dimensionals, sponge daubers

Thanks for looking today.....hope you get a chance to play along!

GLORIA

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

EACH SUNRISE IS A GIFT FROM GOD


This card was created using new stamps for November from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS. This set is called Rooster Sunrise. I thought this sentiment would be great for a thinking of you card for someone going through some tough times.

I used today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and yesterdays COLOR CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers.

I used inks and my blender pen to color in my image and did lots of sponging on the edges.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Rooster Sunrise
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Peach Parfait, Early Expresso
Ink: Peach Parfait, Real Rust, Early Expresso, Old Olive, Yoyo Yellow
Accessories: Spellbinders Square & Lacey Squares & Circle Nesties, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Blender Pen, Sponge Daubers, Distressed Stripes Embossing Folders, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking today!

GLORIA

Monday, November 1, 2010

EMBEDDED SYMPATHY


I made this card for today's CLEAN & SIMPLE and TRY A NEW TECHNIQUE Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.

The CAS Challenge was to create a Sympathy card. The Try A New Technique was called Embedded Image. It is a neat technique and was new to me...click on the links and give them a try.


Card Supplies:

Stamps: Gina K Designs ~ Botanicals
Paper: SU Kraft, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: SU Early Expresso, Versamark
Accessories: Clear & Black Embossing Powders, Ticket Corner Punch, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Versamark, Heat Gun

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GLORIA