Monday, November 29, 2010


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!


Sunday, November 28, 2010


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

Kris is such a 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!


Friday, November 19, 2010


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"


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.


Thursday, November 18, 2010


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 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!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010


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!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


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.


Monday, November 15, 2010


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 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!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010


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!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I am still trying to build up my stash of Anniversary 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.


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!


Monday, November 8, 2010


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!


Friday, November 5, 2010


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!



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 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!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010


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!


Monday, November 1, 2010


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 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

Thanks for looking today!