Friday, October 29, 2010


It is that time again. Time for some SNEAK PEEKS FROM CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS.

The set I am previewing today is called ROOSTER SUNRISE. I just love it. To me it has so many possibilities.

In my first card, I went with more muted colors. I watercolored the image then used the Cracked Glass technique on it, to give it a more aged look.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Rooster Sunrise
Paper: Textured Soft Suede, Peach Parfait, Old Olive, Watercolor paper
Ink: Black Staz-on, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Blush Blossom, Baja Breeze, Distressed Vintage Photo
Accessories: Spellbinders Nesties, Aquapainter, Versamark, Glass Embossing Powder, Sponging, Bow Easy, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Basic Grey Stitched Brad

For my second sample, I went with more of a bright cheery color scheme.

The rooster is colored with Copic Markers. I used Log Cabin Smooch Spritz on the yellow background to tone it down a little bit. I used the sheer ribbon to make a huge bow then used my heat gun to crinkle and shrink it down a bit. A yellow mother of pearl brad is in the center of the ribbon flower.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Rooster Sunrise
Paper: Yoyo Yellow, Brilliant Blue, Neenah Solar White(CDS)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Marine Mist
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spellbinder Nesties, Sheer Ribbon, Heat Gun, Pearl Brad, Dimensionals, SU Large Oval & Scalloped Oval Punches, SU Lattice Embossing Folder, Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, Sponge Daubers

Thanks for looking today. Check out Lori's Blog for more Sneak Peeks!!


Friday, October 22, 2010


Today is the last day to enter Steph's fabulous blog candy.

Stop on by and give leave her some love on her blog HERE!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010


This card is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers.
We were to use Crushed Concord, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler. In my haste I accidently grabbed Poppy Parade....oops~!

I did incorporate the dessert challenge to use some sort of houndstooth pattern onto our card. I used my Scor Pal to create mine.

I added some Crystal Effects to the flowers for some extra shine and a little rhinestone gem to each flower center.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU ~ Perfectly Paisley
Paper: Old Olive, Crushed Concord, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Blush Blossom
Ink: Old Olive, Crushed Concord, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Crushed Concord Ribbon, SU Double Slot Punch, Crystal Effects, Rhinestone Gems, Scor Pal, Oval Nestie, Sponge Dauber

Thanks for looking today!



I have been looking, and looking and looking for a wreath for my front door. I knew what I wanted, but was having no success in finding it. So I pulled out my old trusty glue gun and decided to make my own.

I am quite pleased with how it turned out. It is what I had envisioned in my head. I watched a ton of youtube videos on making bows...I love how my bow turned out on my first attempt.

I know this is not a card....but I thought I would share it anyway since it was made by me!

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, October 16, 2010


Friends of ours are celebrating their 15th Anniversary. This card is for them.

This is a photo of the inside of the card.

I made them a set of 8 matching monogrammed cards and a little box to put them in.

I hope they like it.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin Up ~ Broadsheet Alphabet, GKD ~ Botanicals
Paper: Thoroughly Modern DSP, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Early Expresso
Ink: Early Expresso, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities, SU Circle & Scalloped Circle Punches, Soft Suede Ribbon, dimensionals, sponge daubers.

Thanks for looking today!



I very rarely have time to participate in the Inspirational Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. So it was nice to be able to play along today.

I was inspired by this Four Squares Cookie HERE.

I need a shower card for my Nephew and his I used colors from their wedding color scheme to create this card.

I used new stamps for October from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Year Round Bitties.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Year Round Bitties, Hearfelt Sentiments
Paper: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Momento Black
Markers: Copics Y06, Y11, B00 BG01
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Spellbinders Nesties, SU Circle & Scalloped Circle Punches, Sheer Black Ribbon, Dimensionals

I hope they like it.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010


This card is for the following challenges:

Here is a photo of the inside of the card.)

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Ukn, GKD Fanciful Tags
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: SU Scalloped Border Punch, SU Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Martha Stewart Butterfly punches, Spica Glitter Pen

Thanks for looking today!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I made this card for today's Color Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers: Real Red, Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz.

I also used this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #160. I flipped the sketch.

I also decorated the inside of the card. It is hard to see, but I added some glitter to my flower with my Spica Gelly Roll pen.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU~Heartfelt Thanks; GKD Fanciful Tags
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Martha Stewart Border Punch, Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Bow Easy, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Half Backed Pearls, Sponge Daubers, Spica Pen

Thanks for looking today~~~~


Monday, October 11, 2010


I made this card for my Mom and Dad who celebrated their 45th Anniversary this year!

I knew I wanted to make a Autumn themed card since they were married in Autumn.

Today's Try A New Technique at Splitcoaststampers was Wet Paper Stamping. This was perfect for my Autumn leaves.

I also decorated the inside of the card.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU~Fantastic Foilage, GKD~Fanciful Tags
Paper: Watercolor paper, Cottage Wall DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulance, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Spellbinders Nesties, Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Prima flower, SU Scalloped border punch

Thanks for looking today....check out the technique at is really cool!


Sunday, October 10, 2010


I made this card for today's Featured Stamper 'jenndstamper' at Splitcoaststampers. What a lovely gallery of cards to look through. I was inspired by this Clean & Simple card HERE.

I also incorporated the Stampin' B's Challenge to create a Fall card & For Fun Challenges to use something brand spankin new to us. I used this new stamp set from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Year Round Bitties.

Here is a close up of my little fall pumpkin. I colored the pumpkin with my blender pen and inks and popped it up on dimensionals.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Year Round Bitties, Words of Gratitude
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Black Staz-on, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: SU Scallop Circle & Circle Punches, CB Frills Embossing Borders, Blender Pen, Dimensionals.

Thanks for looking today.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I finally had a few moments to participate in a challenge. This is for the SKETCH challenge at Splitcoaststampers today.

I used new stamps for October from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Something To Crow About. I think this little guy is so cute.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Something To Crow About
Paper: SU Textured Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Night & Day DSP
Ink: Staz-on Black, Marine Mist, Pear Pizzazz
Markers: Copics~ C1 Cool Grey, SU ~ Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Ribbon, Basic Grey Brad, Blender Pen, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for taking the time to look today!


Friday, October 1, 2010


Wow...I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted anything. September was not a very creative month for me I guess............anyway....onto the card.

I was asked to make a retirement card for a co-worker for eveyone to sign. The card size is 5.5 x 5.5

I used my new Scalloped Square Nestabilities....LOVE THEM!

I also decorated the inside of the card. The sentiment is computer generated.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: GKD Botanicals, SU French Script
Paper: Very Vanilla, Kraft, Expresso, Marine Mist
Ink: Crumb Cake, Marine Mise, Early Expresso
Accessories: Spellbinders Scalloped Squares & Square Nesties, SU Scalloped Border Punch, SU Wide Striped Ribbon, Crocheted Ribbon, SU Lattice Embossing Folder, Vintage Brad, Sponge Daubers

I hope my friend likes her card.

Thanks for looking!