Thursday, December 31, 2009

Final Day of Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks

It's the last day of Clear Dollar Stamp Sneak Peeks, so that means you can order ALL of it tomorrow! I've got a few more on my list so I know I'll be ordering, muhuahaha! I have a couple to show you today so here we go!

The first sneak I'll show you is from the Value Verse line and is the Romans 12:2 verse designed by Lori. I love all of the Value Verse line. They are so beautiful and meaningful, and Scripture is always a wonderful way to let people know that you are thinking of them.
Stamps: Romans 12:2
Papers: K & C Company dp, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango
Accessories: 5x7 frame, black & Rich Razzleberry ribbon, Ornamental Iron die

The last sneak I have for you today is for the January Stamp of the Month called Kisses and Cookies by Laurie, and it can be yours FREE if you spend only $50 at Clear Dollar Stamps. How easy is that?!
Stamps: Kisses and Cookies January SOM
Papers: vanilla, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Versamark
Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat tool, dimensionals, caramel gingham ribbon, chocolate taffeta ribbon, sponge, paper piercer, Scor-pal, tab punch, caramel eyelet
Technique Tutorial: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/boxinabag/

To see more, go check out these awesome DT blogs: Trudy,Linda, Nancy, Sarah, Candy, Laurie, Stacy, Kim, Angela, Tricia, Tori, Katie, Wendy & Shawne

I hope your lists are ready, because you can start ordering TODAY over at Clear Dollar Stamps! That's right, HAPPY NEW YEAR. . .you can start your ordering today! I already put my order in, hehe ;D

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek Day 3

Here we are again, and I know you're just loving it! I know I am too! It's Day 3 of Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks, and we are getting that much closer to being able to ooooorrrrrdeeeer, hehe. I have a couple of sneaks to show you so let's get started.

The first sneak I have is from a fun little set called Monster Mash designed by Laurie. This set has so many fun images and sayings that it is certainly a must.
Stamps: Monster Mash
Paper: green cs, Basic Black, Neenah Solar White, Basic Grey Eerie dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: W-1, W-5, V15
AccessBoldories: purple Liquid Applique, heat tool, green buttons, black twine, Martha Steward Drippy Goo punch

The last sneak I have to show you I made to house my love letters from my husband. I know, cheesy, but I really did need a place to put them. I have some from clear back when he went to Boot Camp. This sneak uses the new set called Monkey Love designed by Shawne. Isn't this set adorable?
Stamps: Monkey Love
Paper: Prism Suede Brown, Neenah Solar White, unknown dp, Real Red
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip, apricot appeal
Copics: blender, BG01, BG72, Y17, Y38, E43, E57, E29, YG95, BG96, R17
Accessories: pencil box, Labels 1, 2, & 8 Nestabilities, Fancy Tags Nestabilities, Basic Grey Blue Pearls, chocolate ribbon, sponge, buttons, linen thread, Martha Stewart Loop punch

If you want to see more (and you know you do) head on over to these lovely ladies blogs: Trudy, Linda, Nancy, Sarah, Candy, Laurie, Stacy, Kim, Angela, Tricia, Tori, Katie, Wendy & Shawne

Once again, I am so glad you stopped in. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the final day of sneaks. Only 2 more days until you can purchase all of these goodies at Clear Dollar Stamps! See you tomorrow ;D

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek Day 2

Well, it's Day 2 of Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks and I have some fun stuff to show you today! There are several stamp sets to see today, and I'll be showing you 3! The first set I'm going to show you is called Home Sweet Hive designed by Laurie. This one has so many beautiful images that you'll just love to own.
Stamps: Home Sweet Hive
Papers: June Bug Basic Grey, Neenah Solar White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sun, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: circle & oval cutters, white ribbon, Labels 4 Nestabilities, black mini brads

The next set I'm going to show is called Bee-lieve designed by Laurie. This is another gorgeous bee set with a wonderful scripture.
Stamps: Bee-lieve
Paper: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Barely Banana, Crushed Curry, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Curved Rectangles Nestabilities, sponges, yellow button, white thread, Swiss Dots embossing folder

My final sneak for today is from the set called River Scene designed by Laurie. This is another to add to your collection of scenery sets that CDS has.
Stamps: River Scene
Papers: Blush Blossom, Prism White, Cosmo Cricket Earth Love, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils & gamsol, circle cutter, sponge, gold brads, paper piercer

Once again I am so glad you stopped by today. You can get a look at more sneaks by checking out these awesome ladies blogs: Trudy, Linda, Nancy, Sarah, Candy, Laurie, Stacy, Kim, Angela, Tricia, Tori, Katie, & Shawne

Be sure to stop by tomorrow, because I will have even more to show you. All that I've shown you will be available for purchase on the 1st of January at Clear Dollar Stamps. . .so keep that list going ;D

Monday, December 28, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek Day 1

Hey! I told you I've been creating, I just couldn't show you all that I've been up to ;) I sure hope that everyone has been enjoying time off and time with family. As I type I am sitting here in CA enjoying time with my kids and in-laws. In a few more days my brothers-in-law and their wives will be here, and we'll be celebrating our Christmas with them.

Right now, it's Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek time! I love this time of the month! I have a couple of things to show you. My first sneak is from the new set called Loving Ladybugs designed by Shawne! This is such a darling little set for Valentine's or Anniversary cards, or just because!
Stamps: Loving Ladybugs
Paper: DCWV Doodlin' Around, So Saffron, Neenah Solar white
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: C-3, C-5, C-7, YR20, YR21, B00, BG72, E08, YG11, YG03, colorless blender
Accessories: Labels 1 & 2 Nestabilities, Swiss Dots embossing folder, celery ribbon, white brads

My next sneak was so fun to make (of course ALL of the sneaks are fun to make, hehe)! This set is called Critter Tales designed by Laurie. I love all the little animal sets that Clear Dollar Stamps has, and this is a great addition because of the new fun animals in the set.
Stamps: Critter Tales
Paper: unknown dp, Old Olive, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R35, R32, Y17, colorless blender
Accessories: Labels 1 & 4 Nestabilities, sponge, Green Ricrac Ribbon, Band-aid box, dimensionals, Basic Grey Green pearls, window punch

If you would like to see more sneaks, and you know you do, go check out these wonderful blogs: Trudy, Linda, Nancy, Sarah, Candy, Laurie, Stacy, Kim, Angela, Tricia, Tori, Katie, & Shawne

I'm so glad you stopped in today. I'll have more to show you over the next few days so be sure to stop back. Also, Clear Dollar Stamps is still having a super huge blowout on all of their Clearance items, not to mention more deals so head on over to the shop. I'll see you tomorrow ;D

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I know I haven't posted much, but it's been crazy getting ready for a big trip to CA. Regardless, I have been making some wonderful things, and I can't wait to show you in just a few days. Until then, go check out the Clearance section at Clear Dollar Stamps. You won't believe the prices!

I hope everyone has a very blessed and safe Christmas season. Thank you, God, for sending us your Son!

Check back soon, because I will have some goodies to share ;D

Monday, December 14, 2009

Another Gift

My daughter takes piano lessons from our Pastor's wife, and she is such an amazing teacher. Matti loves her, and loves playing the piano as a result of such good teaching. I found this book at Barnes & Noble, and it is actually a music composition book. Can you believe I got it for like $5 when it was originally $20? I was so elated when I found it, because Matti's piano teacher likes to write her own music as well. I used two sets that I just love from Clear Dollar Stamps; Sweet Symphony and Sheet Music (yes, I know, which ones don't I like from CDS?) I love the elegance of the sets and how beautiful they both are.


Stamps: Sweet Symphony & Sheet Music
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Paper: watercolor, K&C Co. dp, Basic Black, Brocade Blue
Accessories: air art tool, buttons, Labels 8 Nestabilities, Fancy Tags Nestabilities, Chocolate Chip & More Mustard markers, flourish chipboard, sponge, black ribbon, composition book

As I said a few days ago, I have been creating. With that in mind, I'll have more to show throughout the week. I'm so glad you stopped by and left a comment ;D

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Gifts

From here on for a while I will be showing all of the wonderful goodies I've been working on for Christmas gifts. These are some super fun little gifts that took no time at all once I got the box dimensions down. I didn't do up a tutorial, but these are easy enough to duplicate.
Stamps: Baby Jesus Nuggets, Holiday Nutcrackers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Gold Leaf Cardstock, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: Sticker Sheet, Brownie Vintage Spun Twill Ribbon, Oval Nestabilities, Transparency sheet, Scor-pal, Copics, mini chocolate bars
*everything but the chocolate bars can be purchased at Clear Dollar Stamps

I had a ton of fun making these for our mail carrier, the comic book store owner, and friends that my mother works with. And yes, I got everything but the chocolate bars from Clear Dollar Stamps!
These little candies are obviously not actual Hershey Nuggets, but these work just as good.

Get Sketchy

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I have been creating! I've mostly been making gifts, but creating none the less. Last night I received the most wonderful love letter from my man. Separation is hard no matter how long it is, and I know that my husband is extremely busy. I guess he could tell that I was in need of some affection, so he made my day with a lovely email. I wanted to return the love, so I made this card using the Get Sketchy sketch. I don't know what it is about this little Eskimo set called Winter Eskimo, but it is totally one of my favorite winter sets from Clear Dollar Stamps.
Stamps: Winter Eskimo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray
Paper: Memory Box Butterfield dp, Not Quite Navy, Basic Gray, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: oval cutter, gray taffeta ribbon, Snowflake charm, Copics, Dew Drops, White Liquid Applique, Dazzling Diamonds glitter
*all items in blue can be purchased at Clear Dollar Stamps

Friday, December 4, 2009

Clearly Inspired Challenge #3

Hello everyone! It's Friday, and there seems to be so much to do today. We need to start school soon, hehe, and later tonight we have a Christmas party for my husband's Squadron. I am in charge of crafts tonight! As fun as it sounded to do something stamp related, I just couldn't see it working with 50-100 kids. In a perfect world, right?

Today is also another Clearly Inspired Challenge! Today's challenge is Winter, so I decided to pull out an oldie, but a goodie. . .Charlie Snowhorse! You have a week to participate, so please come join us. I can't wait to see what you come up with ;D
Stamps: Charlie Snowhorse
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Not Quite Navy
Paper: vanilla parchment, Garden Green, Not Quite Navy, Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly
Accessories: circle cutters, Scallop Circle Nestabilties, green ribbon, C-3 Copic, sponge, corner rounder, window punch

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Final Day of Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks!

It's the final day of Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks! I have a lot to show you, so let's get to lookin'!

My first sneak uses a couple of stamps called The Cross and Petite Cross, plus it uses Prayer Card from yesterday's sneaks. The sentiment says it all. This would make such a great gift for any prayer warrior, and when the box is empty it can be use for more prayer cards or something else.
Stamps: The Cross, Petite Cross, Prayer Card
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Baja Breeze, Regal Rose
Paper: Basic Grey Lemonade dp, vanilla
Accessories: Labels 8 Nestabilities, sponge, box, burgundy rhinestones, dimensionals

My second sneak is with the adorable Oliver Ostrich and It's been a Long Time. It's he cute? He would be fun to use to make little checking in on you kind of cards.
Stamps: Oliver Ostrich, It's been a Long Time
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Creamy Caramel
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Neenah Solar White, Kraft
Accessories: Labels 4 Nestabilities, dimensionals, sponge, yellow button, caramel gingham ribbon, paper piercer
Copics: E43, E57, E37, Y17

My third sneak is from the Patchpal line called Patchpal Angel, Patch Heart, Patch Star, and You're an Angel. She's just as adorable as the rest of the line, isn't she?!

Stamps: Patchpal Angel, Patch Star, Patch Heart, You're an Angel
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Ridinghood Red, Barely Banana
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils & gamsol, Argyle embossing folder, dimensionals, silver cord, oval cutter, heart die, Incicles Stickles

My final sneak is of the awesome December Stamp of the Month called Critter Log! When you see this, you're going to want it! Normally you'd have to spend $50 to get this amazing little set, but Lori is giving it to you when you spend $30! Can you believe that?!?! How easy is that?!?!
Stamps: Critter Log-DEC SOM
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Sahara Sand, K&C Company Citronella dp, Prism White
Accessories: dew drops, window punch, corner rounder
Copics: E29, E57, YR20, E21, YG06, Y38, W-3, W-5

Now go check out the rest of the DT's goodies, and then make out your lists: Trudy, Katie, Sarah, Shawne, Angela, Nancy, Linda, Laurie, Candy, Tricia, Kim,Stacy, Tori

ALL of the sneaks you've seen over the last 4 days will be available for purchase TOMORROW, December 1st at Clear Dollar Stamps! I'm so glad you came by ;D

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek Day 3

Wooohooooo, it's Day 3 of Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks, so we are getting closer and closer to release day! I have 3 sneaks to show you, and I am in love with all of the stamps that were used to make them.

The first sneak was made with a stamp called Sneaky Snake. Isn't he a fun little guy?! As soon as my son saw it, he wanted to use it. 'Oh, cool! I love snakes!', was his response.
Stamps: Sneaky Snake
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils & gamsol, Chocolate ribbon (from CDS), Tiny Mosaic embossing folder, corner rounder, metal-edge tag, buttons, thread
Copics: E21, E37, R85, colorless blender

My second sneak is from my absolute favorite verse that I cling to daily, Luke 1:37. It's actually on my email signature, it's so important to me. I know that I may not be able to do something, but if I trust in God, He sure can do things through me.
Stamps: Luke 1:37
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, Old Olive, SU dp
Accessories: So Saffron brads, Labels 4 Nestabilities

My final sneak is another MUST HAVE! This stamp is called Prayer Card. It is a wonderful way to remind those that you love that you're praying for them. I made this little book to take to Bible Study, so that I can write down prayer requests. I plan to make a bunch for the ladies as well.
Stamps: Prayer Card, Christmas Scriptures
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: K&C Company dp, computer paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Labels 9 Nestabilities, Bind-it-All system, lime ribbon, sponge, rhinestone brad, black chipboard

Go check out the rest of the fabulous DT's creations with today's sneaks: Trudy, Katie, Sarah, Shawne, Angela, Nancy, Linda, Laurie, Candy, Tricia, Stacy, Tori

Tomorrow's the last day of sneak peeks, so just a couple more days to wait until you can purchase all of the fun stamps you've seen at Clear Dollar Stamps! Come back tomorrow ;D

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek Day 2

It's Day 2 of Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks, and I sure hope you've been inspired! I again, have a couple of wonderful stamps to show you, so let's get started!

My first sneak was done with one of my favorites called Chubby Chickadee and What a Tweet. That little chick is so darn cute and can be colored in so many different ways, as you'll soon see when checking out all of the other DT's sneaks. So do you like my little treat holder? I thought it was just too fitting. A little Hershey bar fits in there perfectly!
Stamps: Chubby Chickadee, What a Tweet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kraft, Summer Sun, Neenah Solar White, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: window punch, Scallop Circle & circle punches, orange ribbon
Copics: Y17, Y38, YR68

My last sneak of the day was made with this MUST HAVE set called Quick Lists, and is a set of 8 for only $7.99. I LOVE this set, because it has such versatility! I made a 'Honey Do' list (it will be filled with fun things for my man to do when he gets home from deployment, hehe). This was so fast and easy to make and will end up on my fridge, so that Jim will see it every time he reaches in there to grab the milk {giggle}.
Stamps: Quick Lists
Ink: Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: corner rounder, Post-its, screw brads, whole punches, magnets
*you can get the screw brads at CDS too!

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's sneaks: Trudy, Katie,Sarah, Shawne, Angela, Nancy, Linda, Laurie, Candy, Tricia, Kim, Stacy, Tori

All that you have seen will be available for purchase on December 1st from Clear Dollar Stamps! Be sure to stop by tomorrow, because. . .you guessed it. . .I'll have more to show you ;D

Friday, November 27, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek Day 1

Happy Black Friday! I trust everyone in America had a wonderful Thanksgiving, but can you believe we are at the end of the month already? Boy, the older I get, the faster the months go, lol. Since it is the end of the month, it's time for some Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks! I have a couple of stamps to show you, and they are all great for making fun and fast items.

My first sneak features the stamps Mr. Spike and You Make Me Smile. I just love this bulldog, and all the fun you could have with him. We almost got a little dog like him once, but it ended up not working out.
Stamps: Mr. Spike, You Make Me Smile
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Pets Stack DCWV, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: corner rounder, buttons, Labels 8 Nestabilities, turquoise ribbon, sponge, linen thread, Tempting Turquoise marker
Copics: W-1, E57, E29, colorless blender

My last sneak of the day is with the these two adorable stamps Teeny T-Rex and Something to Roar About. I decided to make a little set of stationary for my son. Along with the stationary, I made some stickers with sticker sheets and punches for the envelopes. These were so quick and easy!
Stamps: Teeny T-Rex, Something to Roar About
Ink: Always Artichoke, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Accessories: circle punches, Always Artichoke & Certainly Celery markers, sticker sheet

If you want to see more fun stuff made with these sets and many more check out the uber talented DT: Trudy, Katie, Sarah, Shawne, Angela, Nancy, Linda, Laurie, Candy, Tricia, Kim, Stacy, Tori

These will be available on December 1st at Clear Dollar Stamps, but there is still more to see! Be sure to come back tomorrow to see more sneaks!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Color Dare

Since we've taken the week off of school, I thought I would be more productive. Let's just say I'm typing this in my jammies. . .at almost noon, lol. Don't judge me, I did make a card. After this fun, I will dress and probably start pulling down Christmas decorations. I love decorating for Christmas!

This card is for the Color Dare challenge. The colors this week are So Saffron, Soft Suede, and Real Red. What a pretty combo, right? For some reason this week, I've been pulling out some of my first loves from Clear Dollar Stamps. This set, Winter Eskimo, is another that I just fell in love with over there, and so I was reminiscent as I inked it up.
Stamps: Winter Eskimo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Soft Suede
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Soft Suede, Real Red, So Saffron dp
Accessories: Copics, circle cutter, Snowflakes embossing folder, So Saffron ribbon, Tiny Tags die, sponge, dimensionals, antique brass brad

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks start at the end of this week, so be sure to head back here to see some new goodies!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Card Patterns

I love the sketches over at Card Patterns and this is for sketch #42. The last couple of post I've had have featured this adorable snowman set. It was one of the first sets I had bought from Clear Dollar Stamps. It was the beginning of a wonderful love affair, lol! As you can tell, it's still one of my absolute favs!
Stamps: Snowman Wishes (CDS)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, Jolly by Golly Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: circle cutters, Large Scallop Circle Nestabilities, window punch, Snow White Flower Soft, white gel pen, dew drops, shaker card pouch (from the wonderful Grace)
*all things in blue can be purchased at Clear Dollar Stamps

Some Daddy Doll Pics

It's finally starting to feel a bit like Fall around here, and our tree out front is turning a lovely shade of dark red. I love the time of year when the leaves change. Most other places have already had this change, but here in southern GA we are starting to really see it and feel it. A while back, my bff Christi, sent me the most adorable photo album for adventures with the Daddy Doll. It came about because we had discussed how are kids could take these dolls with them anywhere they wanted to act like Dad was a part of things. My kids do some crazy things with theirs. Every night my daughter asks hers if it would like to snuggle her. Last night she made me laugh so hard when she had a staring contest with it. She was giggling like crazy at the idea! My son is forever wrestling his and doing flying elbows on it. Oh how different they are.

Yesterday we took 'Daddy' out to see the pretty leaves on the tree. Here are the results and the first pics for our 'Adventures with Daddy Doll' book.
As you can tell, my son was having a hard time containing his laughter.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Couple of Challenges

I should really be doing some sort of housework, but I just don't feel like it. So, instead I thought I would boost my spirits with a little card making ;) I made this card for 2 different challenges. It fits the sketch over at Card Patterns and is a winter theme for the Penny Black Challenge. I also couldn't resist using more of my awesome RAK paper from Lisa.
Stamps: Snowman Wishes (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Paper: RAK dp, Sahara Sand, Prism White, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Copics, red buttons, linen thread, Snowflake 1 Nestabilities, circle cutter, sponges, Sparkle Fibers Snowdrift, dimensionals

Friday, November 20, 2009

Clearly Inspired Challenge #2

It's that time again. . .time for the Clearly Inspired Challenge over at Clearly iStamp. This week's challenge was a sketch challenge. I chose to flip the sketch and use this super cute set called Meowy Christmas that is a new November release. I've had so much fun with this set, and yes, I colored this one like a Siamese too. I know, sad that I enjoy my cat as much as I do. I can seriously picture my cat, Nik, doing this exact same thing, while my dog just barked to get him out of there, lol.
Stamps: Meowy Christmas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Sahara Sand, Real Red, Prism White, christmas dp
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils & gamsol, red brads, Chocolate Ribbon, Oval Nestabilities, Polar White Flower Soft
*all things in red can be purchased at Clear Dollar Stamps

I have to put a shout out to my sweet friend, Lisa. She sent me a super fun RAK of paper, and I used it today! Soooo cute, right. She totally brightened my day by sending me this awesome paper, so I just had to use it right away.

Okay, now that you've checked out all the DT's samples using this sketch, let's see what you've got up your sleeve. Remember, you only have a week to participate to be eligible for the prize being offered. You don't have to use Clear Dollar Stamps, but if you've got them why not show them some love. I can't wait to see what you make!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Fun Ornament

I'm not showing a card today, but I am going to show an ornament! I know that Thanksgiving is still a week away, but I just love Christmas. I don't do well at receiving gifts, but I do enjoy giving them. My mother lives with us and she works retail, so we don't plan on going anywhere. I know this disappoints my in-laws, but I just can't leave my mother home alone. That would be very sad I'm sure.

This ornament or wall hanging was made with the newly released Jolly Joy set from Clear Dollar Stamps. I colored it with Prismacolors, which I have grown to dearly love! I'm hoping I'll actually get a chance to participate in some color challenges this week, so I may have more to show. It's been a crazy week of school and other responsibilities.
Stamps: Jolly Joy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Glorious Green
Paper: Real Red textured, Prism White
Accessories: Large Square Scallop Nestabilities, Prismacolor Pencils & gamsol, Icicle Stickles, Turquoise Stickles & Pewter Liquid Pearls, Green Striped ribbon, sponge
*all things in green can be purchased at Clear Dollar Stamps

Right now Spellbinders & Bind-it-all products are 20% off at Clear Dollar Stamps from Nov. 17-25! That's a great savings! Go HERE to get the code for this awesome savings.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

OWH Blog Hop Winner of my Candy is. . . .

True Random Number Generator 56
Which was Stampindragon who said:

"I love that tank stamp and need it.....one of my sons is a "Tanker". I LOVE both of the sets you are offering. Hard to pick my favorite vet as my grandfather (that I never knew as he passed away when mom was 12) was in the Army and my father is retired Air Force and my DH is Retired Navy (guess I would have to say he is my fav - LOL!) and now both of my sons are in the Army - 1 currently in Iraq. Thanks for all that all of you do for our guys and gals in the armed forces.

Cynthia Ferenz
stampindragon@verizon.net
Fredericksburg, VA
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers"

Congratulations and I'll be in touch with you shortly!

Don't forget to make those Operation Write Home cards!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Operation Write Home Blog Hop!

Hello! This posting is for the Operation Write Home Blog Hop. You'll want to start there if you just stumbled upon my post, because there are a lot of hops in this blog hop. . .over 75! A lot of those blogs have goodies to give away, so you'll want to make sure you get to all of them.

Operation Write Home is a wonderful organization with this mission: "To support our nation's armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them."

That warms my heart, especially since my man is deployed right now! I've sent several boxes of cards to this group and hearing about how they are received is very emotional. If you've never made anything for Operation Write Home, I would highly encourage you to do so. You don't have to send hundreds. . .even 1 is good and appreciated. Right now they are looking for some Valentine cards, so this is what I came up with.

Stamps: Tanks, Tanking of You on Your Special Day (Hambo Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Ridinghood Red dp
Accessories: Old Olive, Real Red, & Sahara Sand markers, silver brads, brown ribbon, hearts & brackets die, Diamond Plate embossing Folder

That's not all, folks! I also have some candy to give to celebrate this fun hop! I am offering up these 2 awesome patriotic sets from Clear Dollar Stamps called Colonial Carvings & Liberty along with 2 yards each of blue and red twine. All you have to do is leave me a comment,
and follow me if you want. . .it's that easy! I'd love to hear about your favorite Veteran ;D This candy will be open until the end of the day. So, come back tomorrow to see if you won!Your next stop in the hop is going to be to Donna's blog! She is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator with something fun to show you, so get to hoppin' after you leave me a comment!


Monday, November 9, 2009

Deployment Mug

Every time my husband deploys we make him a coffee travel mug. It has become tradition as this is now his third 'Deployment Mug'. We will be sending it in the package tomorrow, and it is part of his Christmas present but he knows he's getting it. He always gets very excited about them. This time I decided to do a little something different. Usually, I make them somewhat sentimental. The first one was just of the kids, and the second one was of him and the kids. He asked if this one could have all 4 of us on there, and after seeing what Christi did with the Storytime dp, I just couldn't resist making this. (btw, she sent me that adorable sketch book!) video

Anyone for Dominoes?

We played a lot of dominoes when we first moved here to Columbus. We didn't have furniture for 3 months, but we did have a few board games. When I received this set called Railroad Memories, it really did bring back memories of all the dominoes we played. This set is a new November release for Clear Dollar Stamps.
Stamps: Railroad Memories
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green, Yoyo Yellow
Paper: Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White, Glorious Green
Accessories: crystal lacquer, ticket punch, corner rounder, red ribbon, sponge, Scor-Pal, dimensionals, circle punch

Debbie's Blog Candy

Wow, that is some blog candy! Head on over to Debbie's to see a list of all the goodies!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Clearly Inspired Challenge #1

Today is the very first Clearly Inspired Challenge going on every other Friday at Clearly iStamp. You certainly don't want to miss out, because there will be a prize for one random winner! This weeks challenge is called 'Give Me 5', which is just focusing on the number 5 since it is Clear Dollar Stamp's 5th birthday. That can be interpreted however you see fit; 5 embellishments, 5 stamped images, 5 layers, or whatever else you can dream up.

I chose to use the newly released Jolly Joy set, and stamp 5 ornaments. I used my Jolly by Golly paper and colored with Prismacolor Pencils & gamsol.
Stamps: Jolly Joy (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Ruby Red, Prism White, Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils & gamsol, sponge, silver cord, Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, So Saffron ribbon, Pewter Liquid Pearls, corner rounder

You don't have to have Clear Dollar Stamps to play along, but we would LOVE to see you show them off. Please come join us for the fun. We can't wait to see what you make ;D

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Card Pattern Color Dare

I'm on a roll today! I actually had a spare 30 minutes to sit and make a couple of cards for challenges, hence my second post in ONE day! I made this one for the Card Patterns challenge and the Color Dare challenge. We had to use the colors Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, and Whisper White, which I love. I pulled out a set from Clear Dollar Stamps that was new to the store last year, but new to me this year. I just love this little set called Charlie Snowhorse.
Stamps: Charlie Snowhorse
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Retro Christmas dp, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede
Accessories: circle cutters, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Snowflakes 1 Nestabilities, sponge, silver cord, white brads, dimensionals, White Sparkly Fluff, Bermuda Bay & Creamy Caramel markers

A Mojo Throwdown

I saw the colors for the Color Throwdown this week and the sketch from the Mojo Monday Challenge blogs, and knew I needed to make something. The colors for CTD #67 are Soft Sky, Always Artichoke, Dusty Durango, and Kraft. I thought these were perfect Fall colors, so I brought out my Patchpal Scarecrow from Clear Dollar Stamps and colored him with my Prismacolors.
Stamps: Patchpal Scarecrow (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze
Paper: Kraft, Soft Sky dp, Always Artichoke dp, Dusty Durango ,Prism White
Accessories: Large Scallop & Large Octagon Nestabilities, Prismacolor Pencils, sponge, white button, Dusty Durango ribbon, linen thread, paper piercer, corner punch