Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I am in need of a few Anniversary cards.....so I took advantage of some of today's challenges to make one.

This card qualifies for todays Colour Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. The colours we were to use are Basic Grey, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and a Neutral(I chose white).

This card also qualifies for this weeks MOJO MONDAY Sketch Challenge.

I used my new Spellbinders Fleur de lis Nestability Die that I ordered from Clear Dollar Stamps. I think it is sooooo pretty!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Baroque Motifs, Whimsical Words(Sale-a-bration)
Paper: Basic Gray, So Saffron, Delicate Dots DSP, Thoroughly Modern DSP, Bermuda Bay
Ink: So Saffron, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Spellbinders Fleur de lis Die & Circle Die, Score Pal, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, So Saffron Ribbon, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Gray Corduroy Brads

Thanks for looking today!


Monday, March 29, 2010


This card was created using some new products I just received....yeah!

I used my new Spellbinders Fancy Tags I ordered from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS!

I used new cardstock I ordered from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS...the Neenah Solar White Cardstock that is great to use with Copic Markers.

The sentiment is from a new set being released April 1st from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Heartfelt Sentiments. (Please note the tulips are not from this set)

This card is also for the following challenges:

1. The Clean & Simple Challenge today at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS which was a sketch.

2. The Try a New Technique Challenge at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS, Inside Out....we were to decorate the inside of our card to match the cardfront.

3. THE PINK ELEPHANT CHALLENGE this week which was to use Pastels on our card!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Heartfelt Sentiments...(sentiment only)
Paper: Whisper White, Blush Blossom, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Blush Blossom, Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Markers: Pastel Copic Markers
Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Tags, SU Scalloped Border Punch, Square Nesties, Sponge Daubers, Scor Pal, Half-backed Pearls, dimensionals

Thanks for looking today.....I hope that real tulips will soon be a bloomin'


Sunday, March 28, 2010


This card is for today's Featured Stamper Challenge over at Splitcoast. Beedubya aka Brandi was the Featured Stamper today. I chose her card HERE to case.

I kept the basic layout but changed the stamps, colours and embossing folder. I distressed all the edges heavily and added some Faux Stitching around the edge.

I used new stamps for March from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Snail Mail.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Snail Mail
Paper: Kraft, Textured Soft Suede & Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango, Whisper White
Markers: In Colour Markers~Soft Suede, DustyDurango, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Black Staz-on
Accessories: Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Corduroy Brad, Soft Suede Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Sponge Daubers

Thanks for looking. Have a great nite!


Friday, March 26, 2010

Announcing the CDS Summer CLEARLY CRAFTY CREW

Congratulations to the following Clear Dollar Stamps Design Team Summer session of Clearly Crafty Crew:

The 3 positions filled to be Sneak Preview artists alongside our Senior DT are...

Rebecca Ednie
Tracy Johnson
Sarah Gilreath

The 2 positions filled to be Monthly Challenge Artists alongside our Senior DT are...

Sita Mahadeo
Vicki Dutcher

Congratulations Ladies....I look forward to seeing some more of your fabulous work!



I made these 2 -5-7-10 boxes to hold some little treats for my son and my little cousins who are coming for supper tommorow. I had never made these before, so it was a good excuse to try them and use up some scraps of DSP.

The purple one is my favourite...so it is for Kierstyn.

This one is for my son.

This one is for Ryker.

This one is for Jazzy!
I hope they like them...but I am sure they will be more thrilled with the treats inside...yum!
Have a great weekend!!


Today is another Challenge over at CLEARLYiSTAMP. Today's Clearly Inspired Challenge is a Sketch challenge. Why don't you play along....if you have Clear Dollar Stamps use them IF not...play along anyway! There are always prizes to be won.

I used this months new stamp set from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Circle Chit Chat....I created three little bunnies with it. So Sweet! This is such a versatile set.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Circle Chit Chat
Paper: Blush Blossom, Real Red,Pretty in Pink, Sending Love DSP
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Real Red, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Scallop & Circle Punches, Large Oval & Scalloped Oval Punches, Paper Piercer, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, Rhinestone Flowers

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


Monday, March 22, 2010


This card was made for today's Clean And Simple Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. We were to make a card with the theme, New York, New York.

I love Broadway Shows....but have never been to one on Broadway yet. I have however seen a few here in Toronto Canada. I loved The Phantom Of The Opera...I even went and saw it twice after I read the book. I think it is such a romantic story despite it being sad!

So my CAS card this week is in honour of the Broadway Stage....I hope to one day get there to see a live production.

Card Supplies:

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Grey Rub-on's, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, March 21, 2010


This card is in honour of my friend Cathy aka Mutnik over at Splitcoaststampers. She was today's Featured Stamper and last weeks Queen For The Day.

I chose to case THIS card of Cathy's. I kept the layout the same, but changed the colors, stamps and added a trademark Mutnik Border.

This sweet stamp is new for March from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS. It is called Shoe Fly.

I thought it was the perfect stamp to use for Cathy's C is For Curts Cousin card.....because Candy the Cow is sick of the barnyard Flies....Shoe Fly Shoe...

I hope this card was Mutnik Worthy.....Thanks for taking a peek today!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Shoe Fly
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Bashful Blue, Green Galore
Marker: Copic Markers
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Word Window Punch, Corduroy Brads, Copic Markers

Have a great nite.


Thursday, March 18, 2010


I made this card for my little cousin.......
It qualifies for today's Ways To Use It Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers ~A Little Encouragement. We were to make an encouraging card for someone and we were to make sure we sent it on out to them.
I also used this weeks Sketch Challenge from Splitcoaststampers.
I don't know what Stampin Up set this little guy is from....I got him as a little gift at a Stampin Up party eons ago and always kept it because I think he is so cute!!
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Stampin Up
Paper: Kraft, Melon Mambo DSP & Cardstock, Bermuda Bay Textured & Plain Cardstock,Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Bloom Dots Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Blossom Nesties, Ribbon, Bow Easy, SU Scalloped Border Punch
Thanks for looking today and remember to Hang In There!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010



I love this sentiment from the Sassy & Fabulous stamp set from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS. It is too cute!

I made this card for today's Colour Challenge over at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS. We were to use Old Olive, Orchid Opulance and Rich Razzleberry and one neutral. I love this colour combo...as it is all in the Cottage Wall DSP from SU.

I also used the sketch from this weeks MOJO MONDAY sketch challenge.

This card is also for MOTHERMARKS TEAPOT Challenge. These high heels are to help out her Flat Footed Booby. Click on the link to read the rest of the story........lol

I added a little bit of Crystal Stickles to the shoes for some extra pizazz!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Sassy & Fabulous
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulance, Old Olive, Black Staz-on
Paper: Cottage Wall DSP, Textured Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White
Accessories: Spellbinders Circle and Square Nesties, SU Scallop border punch, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Bow Easy, Blender Pen, Rhinestones


I made this cute little watering can using the template found in the resource section at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS.

It is my turn to host our girls poker night next month....so I think I will make one for each of the girls with some treats inside...

This qualifies for the OUR CREATIVE CORNER Challenge this week to use Yellow, Pink, Green and Brown on our project.

This also qualifies for THE PINK ELEPHANT challenge to make something with a spring theme!


Stamps: Oval All
Paper: Unknown DSP, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Watering Can Template, Oval & Scalloped Oval punches, Scoretape, Martha Stewart Butterfly punches, So Saffron Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Brad

Thanks for looking today!


Monday, March 15, 2010


Go on over to Lori's Blog at CLEARLY iSTAMP to check out all the details for the DT Call for CLEARDOLLAR STAMPS.


This card was made using new stamps from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Sweet & Sassy.

It qualifies for today's Clean & Simple Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers to use Green, Brown and White or Ivory on our card.

This is also for Sunday's Featured Stampers Challenge. I chose THIS card of Kristen's to be inspired by. I kept the layout basically the same but added the punched border, changed the colours and stamps.

This also qualifies for STAMP TV'S Colour Challenge to use green on our card.

This also qualifies for RAISE THE BAR challenge to use green on our card.

I used Shimmery White cardstock for my image and added some Crystal Effects to the mirror.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Sweet & Sassy
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose DP, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Copic Markers, Circle Nesties, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Crystal Effects, Sponge Daubers, SU Scallop Corner & Border Punch, Corner Rounder

Thanks for looking!


Friday, March 12, 2010


This card is for the CLEARLY INSPIRED CHALLENGE over on LORI'S BLOG. Why not join us and play along. There are always prizes to be won.

This week we were challenge to use GREEN on our card. I used my Favourite green: Kiwi Kiss.

I used the Circle Chat Chat stamp set from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS which is new for March. I used one of the sentiments to make my stems for my flowers added some Kiwi Kiss ribbon leaves and of course used the sweet circles for my flowers. I used the Blossom Nesties and corduroy buttons to complete my little spring blossoms.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~ Circle Chit Chat
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Ink: Crushed Curry, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Black Staz-on
Accessories: Spellbinder Blossom Nesties, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Corduroy brads

This also qualifies for the following challenges:







Which were all to use Green on our card!

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

Thursday, March 11, 2010


This card was created using new stamps from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Sassy & Fabulous. Isn't it the cutest?

I used Basic Grey Bittersweet DSP, Purely Pomegranate and Chocolate Chip cardstocks. I love this colour combo!

The purse was stamped and coloured in with inks and a blender pen. It was cut out and popped up on dimensionals.

This card qualifies for two challenges:

1. Way to Use It Challenge over at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS. We were to use something NEW. This stamp set is new for me...it is the first time I inked it up.


Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Sassy & Fabulous
Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet DSP, Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Spellbinders Square Nesties & Double Ended Tags, CB Textile Embossing Folder, SU Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Prima's, Rhinestone Brads, Flower Stick Pin, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking today!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


We have been enjoying some lovely 'spring-like' weather here in Southern Ontario. So I thought it was fitting to use this new stamp set from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called SNAIL MAIL.

I think he is so cute.....because I have the same job as him......and sometimes I walk at about the same speed as a snail. But he is enjoying the beautiful weather....as am I!

This card qualifies for today's Sketch Challenge over at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS. I just flipped the sketch upside down...

I coloured in my images with Copic Markers twice and cut one out and popped it up on dimensionals. I used a scalloped circle to create my clouds.

In this photo you can see how I popped him up to give the card a little more dimension. I then added a couple of butterflies to complete my scene.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Snail Mail
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Costco DSP
Ink: Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom
Markers: Copics
Accessories: Scallop & Circle Punches, MS Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Brads, Rhinestones, dimensionals, sponge daubers, Pacific Point Ribbon

Thanks so much for looking......hopefully you get some Happy Mail soon too!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I was asked to make a retirement card for a male co-worker. I used one of my new In Colour favourite colour combo's....Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede.

I tried my hand at Brayering and sponging a scene using CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS new stamp called Scenic Trees. This is my second card today with this set...I really like it.

This card is also for this weeks OUR CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGE, which was a sketch challenge.

Michelle Zindorf I am NOT......but here is my attempt at a brayered scene.

I hope my co-worker likes it!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Scenic Trees
Paper: Whisper White, Textured Soft Suede, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Apricot Appeal, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Taken With Teal
Accessories: SU Scalloped Border and Corner Punches, Soft Suede Ribbon, Brayer, White Gel Pen, Hodge Podge Accessories, Sponge Daubers, Score Tape

Thanks for looking!



I unfortunately need two sympathy cards this week. This will be one of them.

I used new stamps from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Scenic Trees. It is the most awesome set....it has every tree you could ever want. I knew I just had to have it when I saw it.

I used my scorepal and scorebug tool to create the stitched looking grid pattern. I also used the Direct to Paper technique with my stamp pads to create the sky and ground.

This is for the following challenges:

1. This weeks colour challenge over at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS. Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and Melon Mambo.

2. MOTHERMARKS TEAPOT TUESDAY challenge which is combined with the Colour Challenge this week.


Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Scenic Trees
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Delicate Dots DSP (SU)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Accessories: Scorepal, Scorebug, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Sponge Daubers

Thanks so much for looking today.


Thursday, March 4, 2010


A quick card today using this weeks sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.

This card uses all Stampin Up products....I finally used some of my Summer Sun Corduroy brads.

I added some Crystal Stickles to my Daisies.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Upsy Daisy
Paper: Rich Razzleberry Textured, Crushed Curry, Cottage Wall DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: SU Scalloped Border Punch, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Crystal Stickles, Summer Sun Corduroy Brads, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010


This card was created for a few challenges:

1. For today's colour challenge over at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS. We were to use Basic Grey, Always Artichoke and Crushed Curry with a neutral of our choice.

2. For Monday's Try A New Technique..Faux What? over at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS. We were to create a panel NOT using any of our Spellbinders Nestabilities. I used my SU Border Punch to create my shape.

3. For Sunday's Featured Stampers Challenge. I chose THIS card of Angella's. I was inspired by the layout and the dragonfly's.

4. For this weeks RAISE THE BAR challenge Three's Company. To use increments of 'three' on our card somewhere. I used 3 dragonfly brads.

5. For this weeks THE PINK ELEPHANT challenge to add Green to our colour combo. I obviously used Always Artichoke on my card and Green ribbon.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo~Garden Delight; CDS~Old Wagon(sentiment)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Crushed Curry DP, Vellum
Ink: Basic Grey, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke
Accessories: SU Border Punch, Green Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dragonfly Brads, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking today.