Sunday, May 31, 2009

Final Day of Clear Dollar Sneak Peeks

It's the last day of sneak peeks, so that means all of the great sets that have been showcased over the last 4 days will be available for purchase tomorrow!  

The set I am showing you today is called Pretty Perches.  You'll love all of the stamps included in this one. . .it has so much versatility.  My first set of samples are moving cards.  These would be so cute with your new address on the inside, put in an envelope with a picture of your new house to share with all of your friends.  I may have to use this idea next time we move ;)
Stamps:  Pretty Perches
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, So Saffron
Paper:  Good Morning Sunshine, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories:  Labels 4 Nestabilities, Peony Nestabilities, Dahlia Nestabilities, oval & circle cutters, Crystal Effects

I had a small scrap of dp sitting on my table staring at me, and it inspired me to make this little card.
Stamps:  Pretty Perches
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel
Paper:  Blush Blossom, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, flower dp (sorry can't remember)
Accessories:  Mellow Moss gingham ribbon, paper piercer, Birds & Swirls embossing folder

This card was for a red and blue color challenge.  I love the red ribbon, and I thought it would make my little red bird pop.
Stamps:  Pretty Perches
Ink:  Going Gray, Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point DP
Accessories:  dew drops, Real Red ribbon, Scallop Edge punch

Now go check out these amazing ladies blogs to see more samples with this awesome set:  Katie, Linda, Laurie, & Candy

There is still one more stamp set to show you, although I'm not showcasing it.  I know, you're thinking 'Clear Dollar Stamps is amazing. . .how on earth can there possibly be one more to see, we've seen so many?'  The final set is called Just Shellin' and is the June Stamp of the Month.  Now with all of the sets that you've seen it will be easy to reach the small sum of $50 in order to get Just Shellin' for free.  To see some fab samples with this little guy go check out these fab ladies blogs:  Kim, Angela, Linda, Laurie, & Lori.  

So tomorrow is the big day!  That's right, you only have to wait one more night to be able to purchase all of the fun sets that have been shown over the past few days.  I hope you have fun spending time over at Clear Dollar Stamps filling your cart with Clear Dollar goodies ;D

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge #21

It's the weekend, so you know what that means!  It's time for the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge over at Papercraft Planet.  Lisa is our wonderful hostess for this weekend, and she certainly chose some challenging colors to work with. . .or at least they were challenging for me ;)  The colors we had to work with were Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, and optional white and black.  I did a lot of masking with the hay stack from Farm Critters, but this is what I came up with.  I also went ahead and decided to combine this with the Card Patterns sketch challenge.
Stamps:  Farm Critters, Critter Messages (CD Stamps)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  sponge, Curved Rectangles Nestabilities, Double Ended Tags Nestabilities, mini black brads, Forest Branches, black gingham ribbon, Copics, SU dimensionals
Be sure to come back tomorrow, because I'll have more sneak peeks to show you ;D

Friday, May 29, 2009

Clear Dollar Sneak Peeks Day #3

It's day 3 of the Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks, and I have so much to show you.  I must say, the beginning of the month is my favorite time!  (Be forwarned, this is a long post).  Today I have 3 stamp sets to show you with an extra *bonus* stamp at the end!  From the moment these showed up on my door, I couldn't wait to ink them up.  Trust me when I say, I have been dying to show you!

The first stamp set I will show you is called Charlie Lean on Me.  This set is so much fun, and who doesn't love Charlie?!  My first card was a challenge to come up with a card that was not a traditional shape.  Originally it was supposed to look like a barrel, but I'm not so sure it ended up that way.  {lol}  I cannot draw freehand to save my life, so my barrel looks a bit like a can.  You get the idea, right?!  I think it turned out okay, and regardless, it was super fun to make!
Stamps:  Charlie Lean on Me
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Close to Cocoa, silver, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  sponge, Pumpkin Pie felt flowers, black mini brads, Forest Branches embossing folder, SU dimensionals, oval cutter
Copics:  R20, E37, E57, E77, E29, RV02, C-3

My next sample was a challenge to not use any designer paper.  Yikes, right, but as soon as I saw these barrells, I knew what I wanted.  Charlie is such a fun character!  You can color this guy however you want and he still looks good ;D
Stamps:  Charlie Lean on Me
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Close to Cocoa
Paper:  Close to Cocoa, Sahara  Sand, Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  corner punch, silver pen, Close to Cocoa marker, silver ribbon, SU dimensionals, silver hodge podge, sponge
Copics:  E21, E37, R20, Blender

To see more samples of Charlie Lean on Me head on over to these talented ladies blogs:  Kim, Angela, Tori, Stacy, & Laurie


My next samples are for a set that is so extremely versatile called Sassy Scallops.  If you love your Nesties like I know you do, you'll have to have this set!  These little stamps add  just the right extra touch.  My first sample was super fun to make with a couple of new Nesties.  Yes, I know, I've gotten a lot of these lately.  I just can't help it!  Clear Dollar has such a great selection of them!  I decided to use the dots stamp, because it went so well with my DP, and the cake on the Biggest Wishes stamp set that released this last month.  
Stamps:  Sassy Scallops, Biggest Wishes
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise, Riding Hood Red
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Riding Hood Red, DCWV Pets Stack, Neenah Solar White, Whisper White
Accessories:  Doodlebug Yellow Flower, red button, yellow ribbon, Octagon Nestabilities, Scalloped Octagon Nestabilities, Basic Grey Turquoise Pearls, ticket punch
Copics:  C-3, YG06, R46, YR68, BG49, Y17, RV02, W-3, R20, Y00

This next sample I thought would make a great gift for my father-in-law.  He loves to plant new things and track how they are doing from year to year, so I made a gardening journal.  I combined the leaf from Sassy Scallops with Charlie Gardens, which was a new release from this last month.  I made this with my Bind-it-all!  I love this thing.  It gives me soooo many gifting options, and yes you guessed it, you can get it at Clear Dollar Stamps!
Stamps:  Sassy Scallops, Charlie Gardens
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Green Galore
Paper:  Basic Grey Lime Rickey, Gable Green, Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  light green ribbon, circle cutter, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Edge punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Bind-it-all, 3/8" wire, notebook paper, marker spritzer
Copics:  G05, YG06, YG11, E37, E29, YR20

To see more samples made with this awesome set check out these awesome blogs:  Nancy, SarahLaurie, & Candy


For my last samples I get to show you Motorcycle Mania, this really amazing motorcycle set!  I was so thrilled to get this set, because a lot of important people in my life ride motorcycles so gift ideas flooded my mind.  

Before I met my husband, I had planned to buy my dad's Harley and change the paint color.  I envisioned that Sportster looking like this with an adorable pink color.  Luckily for my dad, I met my man and plans for that money changed.  Regardless, I can see my best friend, Christi, riding something like this ;D
Stamps:  Motorcycle Mania
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray, Cameo Coral craft 
Paper:  Cameo Coral, Basic Black, Pink Flamingo DSP, watercolor paper
Accessories:  Top Note Die, Tiny Mosaics embossing folder, Aqua painter, white gel pen, pretties kit, word window punch, sponges, silver brads, silver cord, Basic Black & Cameo Coral markers

The next sample was an inspiration challenge.  It was an all black and white comforter, and this is what came to mind for me. 
Stamps:  Motorcycle Mania
Ink:  Craft White, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, DCWV La Creme
Accessories:  Basic Black marker, White gel pen, large white brads, oval cutters

My last sample was combined with a new stamp called Happy Father's Day.  This was so fun for me, because I made it look just like my dad's current bike.  I think he'll love it and be very surprised.
Stamps:  Motorcycle Mania, Happy Father's Day
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Basic Grey Lime Rickey, Neenah Solar White, Riding Hood Red textured
Accessories:  circle cutters, Stampin' Dimensionals, white gel pen
Copics:   W-1, W-3, W-5, W-7, C-3, R37, R46

For more samples with this awesome set check out these lovely ladies blogs:  Kim, Angela, Katie, Nancy, Stacy, Laurie & Lori

I am so happy you stopped by today.  Believe it or not, I have even more to show you tomorrow!  I know, right, Clear Dollar Stamps is the BEST!  You only have to wait a couple more days before you can load up your cart over at Clear Dollar with all of these fun sets!

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks Day #2

I have been waiting so patiently to be able to share my peeks with you.  Today is the day that I get to start, and I will be sharing things through Sunday!  One of Clear Dollar's newest designers, Shawne, designed the Patchpal Animals line that includes several different individula animal stamps and word set.  They are all so adorable and fun.  I get to show you the Patchpal Puppy, and he along with all the others will be available on June 1st for purchase.
Stamps:  Patchpal Puppy (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, DCWV Pets Stack, So Saffron, Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  circle cutter, Peony Nestabilities, SU dimensionals, handmade bloom from Paper Blooms, Dress Up Ribbon, Scallop punch, sponge, corner rounder, Tempting Turquoise marker, Gelly Roll pen
Copics:  E37, YR20
As you can see, these little guys have some versatility.  Think of the different baby cards and children's cards you could come up with, and they are really fun to color!  
Stamps:  Patchpal Animal (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Debbie Mumm Nursery Rhyme, Kiwi Kiss, Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  Soft Subtles brads, Kiwi Kiss Courdoroy brads, Scallop edge punch, Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Swiss Dot embossing folder
Copics:  RV10, YG03, Y00, B00

Weren't those fun?!  I only showed you one of the Patchpal animals that will be available on the June 1st.  Haven't I peaked your interest on what the others are like?  Here are the list of other designers that will be showcasing this great line along with some other new stamps.

Patchpals and Messages - Katie , Tori, Linda, Sarah, Stacy, Shawne, Candy & Laurie

Card Directions - Candy

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember, tomorrow I will have even more to show (a lot more).  You'll see just how busy I was when you stop back tomorrow.  Happy Stamping Everyone!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sneak Peek Week for Clear Dollar Stamps!

That's right, it is Sneak Peek time for Clear Dollar Stamps, and although I don't have anything to show you today, these fine ladies do.  You won't want to miss what they have to show you today!  The samples these ladies have to show are all very beautiful and exciting.  Have I got you interested?  Good!  Go check them out, and be sure to come back here tomorrow to see what I have to preview for you!

Happy 4th of July - Stacy Morgan

God Bless America - Nancy Grant & Stacy Morgan

I do have one more thing to announce that you won't want to miss.  Right now through 4 PM May 31st, the June Guest Designer spot is going on.  For more details check out Lori McCroskey's post over at ClearyiStamp!  Don't miss out on the opportunity!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Emboss Resist Paper Blooms Challenge

Over at the Paper Blooms blog the challenge this week was to use the emboss resist technique.  I like challenges like this, because it's typically something I wouldn't do but like to do.
Stamps:  Beautiful Butterfly (CD Stamps)
Ink:  Versamark, Orchid Opulence, Mellow Moss
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories:  handmade blooms from Paper Blooms, clear embossing powder, sponge, green dew drops, Peony Nestabilities

Remember you don't have to have any of Leah's gorgeous blooms to play along, but if you want you can go check out her stash at her Etsy Shop.  We'd love to see what you come up with.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Featured Stamper for CDSWCC #20

Happy Memorial Day!

Well, that was an incredibly hard decision.  I really think that everyone who participated deserves to be the featured stamper, but we can only have one.  So I would like to direct you to Linda's amazing American Moose!
What can I say other than I am a sucker for the American flag, and if you throw a moose in there. . .you're golden!  I love all the little details about this card, and Linda's coloring is fantastic!  Her paper choice is wonderful and oh so patriotic.  I love her star charms and her bow!

Everyone who participated this weekend did amazing work, so I would really love for you to check all of the great work out and leave them a comment. 

Be sure you come back at the end of this week for some more Clear Dollar fun!  I'll have a bunch of sneak peeks to show that I've been working on all month.  I can't wait to show you all!  Have a very fun and safe Memorial Day, and remember why we celebrate.  Go thank a soldier!

Card Patterns Sketch #16

Just a quick post today.  It's been a bit of a mad house around here this weekend with a lot of different obligations on my shoulders.  One day at a time, I am managing to knock things out.  The reward is some fresh banana bread baking in the oven on this rainy Sunday evening.  

I made this card for the Card Patterns Sketch #16.  It's a great sketch, and I decided to use my Lost at Sea set that is new over at Clear Dollar Stamps for this challenge.  It's a great set that really is so much fun to play with.  
Stamps:  Lost at Sea (CD Stamps)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Close to Cocoa, Ivory Parchment, Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  Copics, apple green ribbon, D'Vine Swirls embossing folder, sponge, silver brads

Friday, May 22, 2009

CDSWCC20 & I'm the Hostess!

Hello, and happy Friday everyone!  It's the weekend, so that means it's time for the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge going on over at Papercraft Planet!  It's my turn to hostess, and I couldn't be more excited!  With this weekend being the American holiday of Memorial Day, I chose the colors Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, and Creamy Caramel with an optional white nuetral.  I wanted to use one of the new May release stamp sets called Smooth Sailing.  It's such a beautiful set and a lot of fun to work with.  Of course you don't have to have exact colors to play along.  Similiar colors will work, so get out your stash of Clear Dollar Stamps and make something!
Stamps:  Smooth Sailing (CD Stamps)
Ink:  Stazon Jet Black, Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy
Paper:  Creamy Caramel, Riding Hood Red DSP, Night of Navy, watercolor paper
Accessories:  sponge, aqua painter, white gel pen, Curvy Rectangle Nestabilities, D'Vine Swirls embossing folder, Riding Hood Red ribbon, Basic Grey Pearls-Indigo/Sky, Creamy Caramel marker, Chocolate Chip marker

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Truly Scrumptious Challenge

I got this stamp set a little while back and have been waiting ever so patiently to ink it up.  My original intention with this set was to start making up cards that to have on hand to send my husband during his next deployment in the fall.  I thought I could also make up a few for some friends dealing with deployments as well.  It's such a fun set and I know my husband will get a kick out of getting these cards once he's deployed.  When I saw the sketch over at Truly Scrumptious, I knew this set would be perfect for it.
Stamps:  Maid for You (MFT Stamps)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Basic Grey Lime Rickey, Pink Pirouette, Neenah Solar White, Candy Lane DSP
Accessories:  dew drops, Copics, SU dimensionals, orange ribbon
I'm glad you stopped by!  Come back tomorrow for a new post and a new challenge that I will be hostessing for Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge that will be going on over at Papercraft Planet!  It would be so much fun if you could join us ;D

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Color Throwdown Challenge

Apparently I am feeling ambitious, and Katie's buttons got me excited to use them, so here is yet another post.  Not sure where I found the time today, but I did.  This one is for the Color Throwdown #43.  Broni came up with the colors today  which are Lovely Lilac, Old Olive, and Elegant Eggplant.  Those ladies always come up with the greatest color combos!  
Stamps:  Charlene April Showers (Clear Dollar Stamp)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Lovely Lilac, Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  bright buttons, Old Olive ribbon, shimmery purple ribbon (I {heart} papers), SU dimensionals, Copics, sponge, distressing tool, Swiss Dots embossing folder

Some Super Sweet RAK

About a week and a half ago, I had razzed a sweet new friend of mine about buying up all these bright buttons that the shop offered.  Little did I know they were discontinued, so she did the responsible thing and bought them all.  I told her I would surely find something else to buy over at Clear Dollar Stamps, because I ALWAYS manage to find something to buy from there.  Boy was I blown away when I opened up the mailbox and found a rattling package from the ever so sweet Katie Renz!  When I opened up my package I found it loaded with these bright buttons and a sweet little card.  Ohhh the thoughts running through my head of how I plan to use these. . .muhuahaha!

Paper Blooms Challenge #8

This weeks Paper Blooms challenge was a color challenge.  Yay, I love color challenges!  Since this coming weekend is Memorial Day, we thought it would be great to see what you can make using the colors red, white, and blue.  Being the wife of an American soldier, I take great pride in my country and it's soldiers.  I wanted this card to be fairly simple since it is most likely for a guy.  
Stamps:  Godspeed (SU)
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White, Brilliant Blue
Accessories:  handmade bloom from Paper Blooms, circle rhinestone brad, sponge, Real Red ribbon

Remember, you don't have to have any of Leah's spectacular blooms to play along, but if you want them you can find them at her Etsy shop.  She's even added some new mini kits to entice you, so go check them out ;D

Friday, May 15, 2009

Clear Dollar Weekend Color Challenge #19

It's the weekend, yay!  Yes, that means it's time for another Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge over at Papercraftplanet!  The lovely Monique is our hostess this weekend, and she chose the colors Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, and So Saffron with an optional white neutral.  I decided to use the new Charlie Gardens, because these colors instantly made me think of the lettuce in this stamp set.  
Stamps:  Charlie Gardens (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, watercolor paper, Debbie Mum Nursery Rhyme DP
Accessories:  Tangerine Tango ribbon, paper piercer, Stampin' Dimensionals, aqua painter, Dahlia Nestabilities
I wanted to get this done tonight, because tomorrow is another crazy day of baseball and softball.  The games will be followed by consession stand duty.  I tell you, I always feel like I should be able to manage a fast food joint after working those shifts.  The things we do for our kids ;D

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Exciting New Additions to some of my FAVORITE shops!!

My first announcement of new additions is for Clear Dollar Stamps!  Lori recently added some new Basic Grey bling to the store!  From pearls to rhinestones, the store is bursting with goodies!


Leah has just added some new mini kits to her Paper Blooms Etsy Shop!   Go check them out!

You really need to go and get involved over at the Paper Blooms blog!  Remember this weeks challenge is to use 3 pieces of ribbon.  There is candy to be won, so get to craftin' guys and gals!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Paper Blooms Challenge #7

Yeah, it's Wednesday, and that means another challenge over at the Paper Blooms challenge blog!  Today the challenge is 'All Wrapped Up'.  That means you need to use at least 3 ribbons on your creation.  It can be all the same ribbon, but you just need 3 pieces of it.  I thought this seemed like so much fun!  I pulled out my new set called Biggest Wishes created by Shawne for Clear Dollar Stamps.  I had been waiting for an opportunity to use it with one of Leah's fabulous blooms!  This is what I came up with.
Stamps:  Biggest Wishes (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Elegant Eggplant
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Basic Grey Lime Rickey, Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  handmade bloom from Paper Blooms, Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, circle rhinestone brad, pink, blue, & green ribbon, Copics, Stampin' Dimensionals, sponge, gelly roll pen
Don't you just love how she used 2 colors on this one.  You've seen me use a great variety of her blooms.  She makes all kinds in all colors.  She even takes special orders!  Remember, to play along over at Paper Blooms you don't have to have any of Leah's awesome blooms, but if you'd like to check them out head on over to her Etsy shop!  We'd love to have you join us ;D

Friday, May 8, 2009

Clear Dollar Weekend Color Challenge

It's the weekend once again, but this time I may have more time to play in the evenings. . .if I get my chores done.  My husband is in the field for the next 10 days, so I should have time to hang out in the 'craft cave'.  Because it's the weekend, that means it is time for the Clear Dollar Weekend Color Challenge over at Papercraftplanet.  Our hostess this weekend is the very talented Alex, and she chose the colors Riding Hood Red, Blush Blossom, and Certainly Celery.

I just got my Walk in the Park Stamp of the Month set from Clear Dollar the other day and have been waiting to ink it up.  Along with it I got some Flower Soft Summer Mix, so I thought this would be the perfect chance to use it.  I decided to make a gate fold card and had forgotten just how fun these are to make.
Stamps:  Walk in the Park (May SOM), Beautiful Butterflies (both from CD Stamps)
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray
Paper:  Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red DSP
Accessories:  Flower Soft -- Summer Mix, sponge, Water Dew Drops, pink striped ribbon (from CD Stamps), Labels 4 Nestabilities

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Truly Scrumptious Color Dare

I been really feeling motivated by sketches and color challenges lately, so I thought I would combining a couple this morning.  The colors are Summer Sun, Pacific Point, and Tangerine Tango for the Color Dare, and the sketch is from Truly Scrumptious.  Along with the sketch we had to use a food theme.  I just got a cupcakes set from Inkadinkado with a Michael's gift card from my birthday, so I obviously went with cupcakes for my 'food'.  I ended up crumpling the Tangerine Tango paper for a little bit of extra texture.  For the frosting I colored it with Copics and then covered it with Glossy Glaze.  After that I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds and some beads over it and let it dry.  
Stamps:  Birthday Cupcake (Inkadinkado)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Accessories:  blue brads, Glossy Glaze, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, beads, Stampin' Dimensionals, sponge, Copics, rub-on

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Mojo Color Throwdown

Yesterday I started a Mojo Monday card, and thought 'eh' after it was done.  So today, after seeing the colors for the Color Throwdown, I decided to try my hand at it again.  The sketch is fantastic, and the colors are great.  The colors Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, and Certainly Celery were inspired by the DCWV Green Stack, which I have and LOVE.  
Stamps:  What a Hoot (Clear Dollar Stamps) Jeremiah 29:11 (Verve)
Ink:  Stazon Jet Black, Certainly Celery, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
Paper:  DCWV Green Stack, Whisper White, Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  Copics, sponge, Certainly Celery ribbon, Scallop Edge punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Paper Blooms Challenge #6

Yay, it's Wednesday, so it's time for another Paper Blooms Challenge!  This week's challenge is to make something for a woman of influence in your life.  This can be your mother, your sister, your mentor, or any woman who has made a difference in your life.  I chose to make a card for my mother.  

My mom has been such an inspiration to me.  She lives with us and has for the past 2 1/2 years, and it was such a great decision.  Not only do I get to have my mom here, but my kids get to be with their grandmother everyday.  This card is not like most of my cards, but I chose to use these particular blooms because the colors are very soft.  That is how my mother is.  She is a very soft and sweet person.  Because of her, I am reminded everyday how important it is to leave a good legacy behind for my kids.
Stamps:  Happy Mother's Day (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Accessories:  handmade blooms from Paper Blooms, silver hodgepodge, Scallop Edge punch, mint ribbon

We would love for you to come and play along with us, and you don't have to have any of Leah's blooms in order to play.  But if you'd like to check out her Etsy shop I'm sure you'll find something that you'll just love!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamp Weekend Color Challenge

It's the weekend so that means baseball and softball, and CDS Weekend Color Challenge!  This weekend over at Papercraftplanet Shawne is hostessing the CDS Weekend Color Challenge, and she chose some really out of the box colors (at least for me) ;D  She chose Bashful Blue, Silver or Gray, and White!  I chose to use one of the new releases for this month, but it is also probably not a set that would traditionally be used with these colors. . .all the more challenging, and I DO love a challenge!
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Encore Silver, Bashful Blue, Bashful Blue craft
Paper:  Whisper White, Neenah Solar White, Silver CS, Delicate Dots DSP
Accessories:  pretties kit, silver rhinestones, circle & oval cutters, silver pen, D'Vine Swirls embossing folder, Tiny Mosaics embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Copics, sponge