Wednesday, June 30, 2010


This is my Second post today....Please SCROLL DOWN for my CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS JULY SNEAK PEEKS!!

This card was made for three challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.

1. The Try A New Technique ~ Pounded Flowers. Joan has an awesome tutorial on her blog.

I discovered that marigolds...are a very juicy flower. They totally saturated my watercolor paper when I ran them through my cuttlebug. But that is OK....because it went perfectly with the second challenge.. 2. the Color Challenge. My squished and pounded marigolds looked alot like Dusty Durango when all was said and done!!! I actually incorporated the dessert stamp on our Designer Paper. I stamped the grass from the Inspired by Nature set and my sentiment onto the Bermuda Bay DSP.

Here is a close up of my pounded flowers. What a very cool technique..I will definately be trying this again.

The third challenge is the SKETCH CHALLENGE. As usual Rox gave us an awesome sketch to work with.

I loved how the pounded flowers turned out, so I used a tiny circle of the paper in a build a brad and used it for the centre of my jumbo grommet. The White ribbon from SU was also colored with my Bermuda Bay marker to match.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Inspired By Nature, Pocket Silhouettes(sentiment)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black
Paper: Watercolor paper, Crushed Curry DSP, Thoroughly Modern DSP, Dusty Durango, Basic Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, 4 marigolds from my garden, Jumbo Grommet, Build A Brad, SU White Ribbon, dew drops, flower stick pin

Thanks for looking today!



Today is the final day of July Sneak Peeks at Clear Dollar Stamps. For the complete reveal check out LORI'S BLOG.

I have the pleasure of showing you two different stamps sets being released July 1st.

The first one is called "GOOSE HUGS", which is the July Stamp Of The Month, which means you can get if for FREE with an order at CDS for $35.00, which is a special for July.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: CDS Goose Hugs July SOM
Paper: CDS Blueberry Patch, Tropical Mist, Fresh Papaya, SU Whisper White
Ink: SU Basic Grey
Accessories: Pastel Copic Markers, Spellbinders Octagon Nesties, SU Word Window, Large Oval, Scalloped Oval Punches, CDS Tropical Mist Sheer Ribbon, CB Heartblocks EF

This second card using the Goose Hugs Stamp set was done with watercolor instead of Copics.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: CDS Goose Hugs July SOM
Paper: CDS Spruce Needle, Spring Leaf, Strawberry Jam, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Blush Blossom, Pink Pirouette, Mellow Moss, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Black Staz-on
Accessories: Aquapainter, MS Border Punch, Spellbinders Blossom & Fancy Tags, CDS Strawberry Jam Satin Ribbon

The next set I am previewing is called A CUPFUL OF HAPPINESS.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: CDS A Cupful of Happiness
Paper: CDS Mustard Seed, Red Velvet Cake, Watercolor paper, SU Basic Black
Ink: SU More Mustard, Baroque Burgundy, Dusty Durango
Accessories: Spellbinders Fleur de lis Die, CDS Red Velvet Cake Ribbon, Buttons, Dimensionals, Aquapainter, CB Houndstooth EF

The second card featuring A Cupful of Happiness I used Copic Markers and Paper Piecing.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: CDS A Cupful of Happiness
Paper: CDS Wild Huckleberry, Fresh Papaya, Neenah Solar White, SU Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: SU Rich Razzleberry, Basic Grey, So Saffron; Copic Marker Cool Grey
Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Nesties, SU Circle Scallop Punch, SU Scallop Border Punch, Half backed Pearls, CDS Wild Huckleberry sheer ribbon, Prima Flower, Sponge Daubers.

I hope you enjoyed these sneak peeks. Remember all the new stamps will be available July 1st at CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS.


Thanks for looking today....don't forget to check out LORI'S BLOG for the complete reveal!!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Today is Day Two of July Sneak Peeks at Clear Dollar Stamps.

Check out LORI'S BLOG for the complete reveal!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010






Thursday, June 24, 2010


I made this card using all products from the Stamp TV Spring Mix Kit.

This card is for the Stamp TV Sketch Challenge this week, and for today's Way's To Use It Challenge on Splitcoaststampers......Heat Embossing.

I embossed my flower on DP with clear embossing powder. Then sponged Chocolate Chip ink over the embossed image.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: GKD Spring Mix Kit
Paper: GKD Spring Mix Kit
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Ribbon from Spring Mix Kit, CB Textile EF, Spellbinders Ovals and Circles, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Sponge Daubers

Thanks for looking today!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Isn't this little guy cute? He is new for June from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS and is called Pansy Bunny. I think he is adorable! I snapped a closer shot below so you could get a real good look at him.....

I used multiple challenges for this card...I find it really helps me to get out of my comfort zone.

The photo below is at a different angle, I thought it showed the Ribbon Tab border off a little better.

This card is for the following we go:

2. Color Throwdown : Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip & Mellow Moss

3. Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 2 : To make a border using ribbons.

4. For Fun Challenges: To use a saftey pin or paper clip on our card. My saftey pin was used to attatch the sentiment.

5. Crazy 4 Challenges: To use paper flowers on our card.

Whew....think I got them all!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: CDS Pansy Bunny
Paper: Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White
Ink: Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Black Staz-on
Accessories: Scor pal, CB Distressed Stripes EF, Saftey Pin, CDS Powder Puff Sheer Ribbon, SU Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Prima Flower, Sponge Daubers, Scor Tape, Word Window Punch, Aquapainter, Blender Pen, Copic Marker Cool Grey, Colorless Blender

Thanks so much for looking~



I made this card using the Gina K Designs Botanical stamp set.

This card is for Carla's Color Challenge over at StampTV. We could use any colors as long as they were PASTELS. I used the papers, ribbons and brads I received in my Stamp Tv Spring Mix Kit.

This card also qualifies for Splitcoast's Clean & Simple Challenge from this week, which was a sketch.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: GKD Botanicals
Papers: GKD from Spring Mix Kit
Ink: SU: Almost Amythest, Kiwi Kiss, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Scor Pal, GKD Spring Mix Brads & Ribbon, Sponge Daubers

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I made this card for the following challenges:

1. Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge: Almost Amethyst, Apricot Appeal, Soft Suede & Whisper White

4. Speedy the Cat's Friend Challenge: To use embossing on our card.

I am also trying to remember to decorate the inside of my cards....

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Wings Of Friendship
Paper: Almost Amethyst, Apricot Appeal, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern DSP
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Soft Suede, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Soft Suede Ribbon, CB Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Square & Label One Nesties, Sponge Daubers, SU Large & Scalloped Oval Punches, SU Scallop Border Punch(inside card)

Thanks for looking today.


Monday, June 21, 2010


I had a bridal shower this past weekend so decided to make the Stationary Box I saw in the Resource section at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS. I thought it would be a nice way to hold my gift card. I know the bride's wedding colors were black, grey and red.

Below is a photo of the stationary box open, with the lid propped on top.

I also wanted to try making the Punched Paper Lilies I saw on Valita's blog. She saw them on Sharri's blog and got permission to make a video tutorial which was very helpful. Thanks girls...I love these flowers...I need a bit more practice but I think it didn't turn out too bad for my first attempt.

Here is a close up of one of the flowers.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU~Oval All, Wonderful Words
Paper: Box: Textured Going Grey, Basic Black, Night & Day DSP; Flower: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Old Olive(leaves), Blush Blossom; Cards: Whisper White, Night & Day DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Bravo Burgundy, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Old Olive
Accessories: Scor pal, Scor Tape, SU Large Oval Punch, SU Scallop Large Oval Punch, SU Bravo Burgundy Ribbon, Sheer Black Polka Dotted Ribbon, Glue Dots, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

I think the bride liked the way I presented her gift card! Hope you do too!

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I made this card using my new stamp set that I won for FREE from Stamp TV for participating in the challenges. It is the new Gina K Designs Bontanicals set, and I love it.

This card qualifies for Carla's color challenge at STAMP TV for this week to use Purple, Green, a light neutral and a dark neutral.

I also used the Sketch for today's Challenge at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS.

I have been trying to make the inside of my cards pretty I decorated it to co-ordinate with the card front.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: GKD~Botanicals
Paper: GKD ~Creme de menthe, Vibrant Violet, SU~Basic Black, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Lovely Lilac, Old Olive
Accessories: GKD Vibrant Violet Ribbon, SU~Scallop Border Punch, Lavender Half Backed Pearls, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!


Monday, June 14, 2010


I made this card for the two challenges over at Splitcoaststampers today:

1. Try A New Technique ~ Make a one layered card

2. The Clean & Simple Challenge ~ Things That Fly

I used the masking technique with the Top Note Die and a piece of screen mesh. Both of which I received from my fellow SCS's Kris last year. Thanks Kris!

I had a hard time not adding any ribbon or embellishments, but managed to do so..and keep it truly clean & simple.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU: Baroque Motifs, Whimsical Words; Inkadinkadoo: Garden Delight
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Top Note Die, Mesh Screen, Brayer, Stickles

Thanks for looking today!


Sunday, June 13, 2010


I made this for today's Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. I chose LeAnne's card HERE to case. I changed the color scheme and stamps..but kept her wonderful layout.

I was able to use new stamps from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Medallion de Fleur. It fit perfectly with LeAnne's sketch.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Medallion de Fleur
Paper: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, SU DSP
Ink: Basic Grey, Whisper White
Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Nesties, SU Corduroy Brads, Stickles, SU Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

Thanks for looking today and Congrat's again to LeAnne for being this weeks Featured Stamper.


Friday, June 11, 2010


I made this card for my Uncle who is in the hospital. I used the Gina K Designs Spring Mix Kit from Stamp TV.

I incorporated the following two challenges into this card:

1. STAMP TV SKETCH Challenge for this week.

2. WAYS TO USE IT challenge at Splitcoaststampers to use bugs/butterflies on our card.

It is hard to see, but the yellow piece of cardstock has smaller butterflies stamped with versamark.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Stamp TV Spring Mix Kit
Paper: Stamp TV Spring Mix Kit
Ink: Brocade Blue, Versamark
Accessories: EK Success Scroll border punch, STV Kit Eyelets and white ribbon, Paper Piercer

Thanks for looking today....have a great weekend.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Isn't this little guy just the cutest. He is new from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS for June and is called Pansy Bunny.

I used him for the following challenges:

2. CURTAIN CALL COLOR CHALLENGE #33 : Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery

3. CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES : To use Pleats on our card. I pleated my ribbon.

4. OUR CREATIVE CORNER: To make a summer themed card.

5. RAISE THE BAR : To also make a summer themed card.

6. SPEEDY THE CAT'S FRIENDS Challenge # 6 : To use buttons and bows on our card.

Wow...that was a lot of challenges for one card!!!!

I colored my image with inks and blender pen and cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals on the Scalloped Oval Nestie.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Pansy Bunny
Ink: Night of Navy, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Certainly Celery, SU Delicate Dots DSP
Accessories: MS Loops Border Punch, Spellbinders Oval Nesties, Blender Pen, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Basic Grey Granola Buttons, Twine

Thanks for looking today,.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I made this card for this weeks Sketch Challenge (stvsketchms1) over at STAMP TV.

I used Ginak stamps Many Wishes.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Gina K ~ Many Wishes
Paper: Gina K Hint of Spring Collection DSP, Bubble Gum Pink, White, Black
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Label One Nesties, SU Scallop Border Punch, Gina K Black Onyx Double Stitched Ribbon, Half backed black pearls, sponge daubers

Thanks for looking!



I made this card for a few challenges:

1. Splitcoaststampers SKETCH CHALLENGE.

2. COLOR THROWDOWN: Black, Pink Passion, Green Galore & Tempting Turquoise

3. SPEEDY THE CAT'S FRIENDS CHALLENGE: To use a silhouette image.

I decided to add a bit of color to the silhouette image by using the spotlight technique.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU~Garden Silhouettes, Whimsical Words
Paper: Basic Black, Green Galore, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Same as above
Accessories: Floral Fantasy CB Embossing Folder, SU 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Sponge Daubers,
Dimensionals, Rhinestones

This card is a little on the brighter more colorful side than I am used to, but I like it.

Thanks for looking today!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I made this card using a new single larger stamp for JUNE from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Medallion de Fleur.

I incorporated the following challenges into this card:

1. SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS COLOR CHALLENGE : Close To Cocoa, Barely Banana, Garden Green and Neutral

2. MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 141. I went with the round card sketch.

3. REALLY REASONABLE RIBBON CHALLENGE #1 : We were to make a masculine themed card using Ribbon...of course!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Medallion de Fleur
Paper: Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Barely Banana, Close To Cocoa
Ink: Garden Green, Barely Banana, Close To Cocoa
Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Nesties, SU Hodge Podge Hardware, Stickles, Unkown Brad, Basic Grey Plaid Ribbon, Unknown Cocoa Ribbon, EK Success Fleur de Lis Border Punch, Sponge Daubers

Thanks for looking today!