Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks Day 4

It's the final day of Sneak Peeks for Clear Dollar Stamps, and that means that all of the stamp goodness that you've seen over the past 4 days will be available TOMORROW!! I have 2 samples to show you today, but there are 2 other sets and a few individual words that are being shown. Amazing, I know!

My first sneak is little gift basket of soaps that I made using the Pansy - February Flower of the Month that is a set of 6 for only $7.99. I just love pansies, and this set is so fun to color. I chose to use my Copics, but I can't wait to use both my Prismacolor pencils and watercolors on this image.
Stamps: Pansy - February Flower of the Month
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Basic Black, Basic Grey June Bug dp
Accessories: $1 bucket, soaps, dimensionals
Copics: R46, BV29, Y06, Y17, YG03, YG06

My last sneak of the sneak peeks is an individual Rooster stamp. This little guy is awesome. As soon as he showed up at my door my mind started racing with ideas. Here is just one idea:
Stamps: Rooster
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Mellow Moss, Really Rust, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand
Paper: Very Vanilla, Paper Pack III, watercolor
Accessories: Labels 1 & 2 Nestabilities, sponge, aquapainter, gold brads, dimensionals

Now that you've seen what I have, you really need to go check out what the other talented DT members have come up with: Angela, Kim, Katie, Linda, Tricia, Nancy, Sarah, Candy, & Laurie.

Thanks for spending time with me over the last 4 days. Hopefully you've been inspired! Remember that all the goodies that you've seen over the last 4 days will be available tomorrow over at Clear Dollar Stamps. I know I've found a few more things that I need, hehe ;D

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks Day 3

It's Day 3 of the Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks, which means that you only have a few more days until all of this Clear Dollar goodness will be available for purchase! I only have 1 set to show you today, but there are 5 being shown today. I know, my mind is blown too!

The set I'm showing today is called Rock On and is a set of 11 for only $9.99. This set is just so much fun, with a ton of possibilities. The other DT have done some awesome things with this set, so be sure to go check them out and give them love. I didn't use any dp on this card, which for me is a super challenge. I loved cutting out and assembling the flames!
Stamps: Rock On
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ridinghood Red, Only Orange, Basic Gray
Paper: Ridinghood Red, Only Orange, textured black, Neenah Solar White, Basic Gray
Accessories: window punch, sponge, orange mesh ribbon, silver brads
Copics: R29, YR68, W-3, W-5

This next sample was inspired by some pictures of shoes that the DT were shown. I happened to have this swirly dp in my stash that I've had for a while. I just love the purple.
Stamps: Rock On
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Creative Memories dp, Basic Gray, black , Neenah Solar White
Accessories: black ribbon, black eyelets
Copics: W-1, W-3, W-5, V09, V04

Now that you've seen what I have to show you, make sure you check out these lovely ladies blogs to see the other amazing sets that will be released on October 1st from Clear Dollar Stamps: Kim, Angela, Katie, Linda A., Tricia, Nancy, Candy, Trudy, Sarah, Stacy, & Laurie

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the final sneaks. I can't wait to show you ;D

Monday, September 28, 2009

CDSWCC38 Featured Stamper

Well, ladies this is the hardest part about hostessing the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge. Every time I am blessed enough to get to hostess I am blown away by the amazing cards that all of the ladies produce. There is certainly no lack of talent in the group.

With all that said, I chose to showcase 2 lovely cards. The first one is Leah's card. I chose Leah's beautiful card, because I love her layout and awesome coloring. It really made me feel like fall, which you know I've so been in the mood for, hehe. Thanks for playing, Leah!
The next card I chose to feature was Pam's lovely card. Pam used such beautifully elegant details all over this card. From her flower soft, to her charm, to her nestie, down to her lovely coloring. Plus, Pam really touched me by her post.
Be sure to check out all of the amazing cards and leave these ladies some love. Their cards deserve it!

Thanks again to all of the ladies who participated. You all really are amazing! Be sure to check out the all of the Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks that are going on right now, and make your way back for next week's color challenge.

I made the top 6 at Card Patterns!

Wow, I was very humbled to have made the top 6 over at Card Patterns! If you haven't heard of them, they provide amazing sketches every week, and the DT always provide some awesome inspiration.

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks Day 2

It's Day 2 of the Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks, and I have 2 sets to show you today! I may have 2, but there are 5 to see, so when you're done here you have got to go check out all the other talented DT's blogs! Yesterday's stamps and today's stamps will be available for purchase at Clear Dollar Stamps on October 1st, so you only have to wait a couple more days :D

My first sneak comes from a set called Holiday Nutcrackers, and it is a set of 7 for only $9.99. I love how elegant and beautifully drawn these little nutcrackers are. My neighbor just loves nutcrackers, so my little ornament would make a lovely gift for her.
Stamps: Holiday Nutcrackers
Ink: Ridinghood Red, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Silver Encore, Blush Blossom, Stazon Black, Night of Navy, Pretty in Pink
Paper: watercolor, SU Christmas dp, silver, chipboard
Accessories: oval cutters, silver embossing powder, silver pen, Tags Trio Nestabilities, aquapainter, sponge, corner rounder, tab punch, silver cord

My last sneak of the day is from the set called Christmas Scriptures, and it is a set of 11 for only $14.99. This set has such gorgeous fonts and verses that they stand beautifully by themselves or paired with any of your CDS Christmas images that you may already have. I chose some non-traditional Christmas shades for this one by using the Jolly by Golly paper from Cosmo Cricket, which can be purchased at Clear Dollar Stamps as well.
Stamps: Christmas Scriptures
Ink: Melon Mambo, Basic Gray
Paper: Jolly by Golly Cosmo Cricket dp, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Large Square Scallop Nestabilites, silver brads, corner rounder, sponge

That is all I have for you today, but the rest of the incredibly talented DT has some goodies to show off as well so be sure to check them out: Kim, Angela, Katie, Sarah, Stacy, Candy, Laurie, Linda A., Trudy, Tricia, & Nancy.

Be sure to come back tomorrow, because (you guessed it!) I'll have even more sneaks to show you!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks Day 1

Well, it's day 1 for the Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks, and I always get soooo excited for this day {hehe}. I can almost hear the oooh's and aaaaah's as you check out the new stamps that get unveiled from day to day. I'm sure today will be no exception as there are 5 different sets to get a peek at! And that's just Day 1, my friends!!

This first sneak is from a set called Patchpal Scarecrow and is a set 8 for $7.99. This one is soooo much fun to color and just simply adorable! I used my Prismacolor pencils on him, and I just love how it turned out.
Stamps: Patchpal Scarecrow
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Pie, Sage Shadow
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Labels 1 & Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, Prismacolor pencils & baby oil, Autumn Flower Soft (which you can get at CDS), dimensionals, circle punches, buttons, blue ribbon

My next sample is from this cute and hilarious set called Let Us Gobble Together. It's a set of 11 for only $9.99. I just fell in love with these adorable little turkeys as soon as I saw them. Mmmm turkey. . .but I digress. I chose to make a Thanksgiving invitation and a place card for this sample, because who wouldn't want to sit down to their name next to that cute little guy ;)
Stamps: Let Us Gobble Together
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Really Rust
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Autumn Vine dp, Neenah Solar White, Sage Shadow
Accessories: mustard buttons, chocolate ribbon, sponge, circle cutter, Large Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, window punch, corner rounder
Copics: BG23, G00, E37, R29, Y38, W-1

My final sneak is from a wonderful set called With Thanksgiving and is a set of 3 for only $3.99. These are beautiful scriptures that are simply a must-have. I chose to make a journal for this sample, because we really do have so much to be thankful for. I tend to use up journals pretty quickly, so I can always use journals. This was also made with the awesome Zutter Bind-it-all system (which CDS carries). I love this because you can make any size journal or book that you so desire. Your only limits are your creativity.
Stamps: With Thanksgiving
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Autumn Blessings dp, vanilla
Accessories: Zutter Bind-it-all, turquoise ribbon, Labels 4 Nestabilities, leaf punch, Basic Grey Bling It

If you'd like to see more sneaks check out the other talented DT's blogs: Kim, Katie, Angela, Trudy, Stacy, Candy, Laurie, Tricia, Sarah, Nancy, Linda A., & Wendy.

Everything you've see today will be available for purchase through Clear Dollar Stamps on October 1st, so start making your list. Be sure to come back tomorrow, because I'll have more goodies to show you!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Yay! I Won!

I just received this totally awesome Blog Candy from Mary, a sweet new blog friend! Great stuff, huh?! I'll have to show you what I make with it. . .yay me!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge 38

It's my weekend to hostess the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge over at Papercraft Planet. . .YAY! I am always so stoked to do it, because I LOVE seeing what everyone creates with the colors. Color challenges are are probably my favorite kind of challenges, as if you couldn't tell ;}

Anyway, I chose some fall like colors this week, because I am just so in the mood for Fall. The colors are
Sage Shadow (a light almost mint green)
Apricot Appeal (soft yellow)
optional: Really Rust (orange-red)
Close to Cocoa (brown)
and neutral vanilla or white

I chose to use a new release set for the month of September called I A-door You from Clear Dollar Stamps. This is such a great set with so many images and sentiments.
Stamps: I A-door You
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Apricot Appeal, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Cosmo Cricket Earth Love dp
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils & baby oil, Labels 4 Nestabilities, sponge, cocoa ribbon

Now it's your turn to go grab your Clear Dollar Stamps and join in the fun! I can't wait to see what you come up with ;D

Thursday, September 24, 2009

My Card for Cute Card Thursday

This is my card for Cute Card Thursday, where the challenge is 'Buzz Off'. I just loved this challenge, and knew that I was going to use my Bee-utiful Ballerina stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps.
Stamps: Bee-utiful Ballerina (CDS)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Yoyo Yellow
Paper: Basic Grey June Bug, Basic Black, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: sponge, Inverted Scallop Circle Nestabilities, oval punch, dew drops, embossing pen, glossy glaze, Icicle Stickles, Circle cutter, Copics, Black Sparkly Fluff
That Sparkly Fluff is so fun and perfect for this image. I may end up sending this to my sister, because her nickname has always been 'B' even though her name is actually Melanie, lol. Anyway, be sure to stop by tomorrow, because I will be hostessing the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge! I'll have a fun sample to show you with colors I've picked, and I hope you'll want to play along! PLUS, this Sunday is the start of Sneak Peeks for Clear Dollar Stamps, and you DON'T want to miss out!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wow! Another card today!

I'm shocking myself here, lol. Okay, okay, I have to be honest. This card didn't take me as long today, because it was started yesterday and originally was supposed to be for the Splitcoast color challenge and the Mojo Sketch challenge. Well, let's just say that it totally did NOT turn out how I wanted it to, so I scrapped the base and kept my image. I'm still going to use it for the color challenge of Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, and Basic Black (and can I just say that I LOVE this combo!), but I'm adding it to the Crafty Creations Challenge as well. Their challenge was to use windows. . .perfect! This set is called What a Pane and is the freebie over at Clear Dollar Stamps! All you have to do to get it is spend $50, easy peasy lemon squeezie, right?!
Stamps: What a Pane (CDS)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Jet Black
Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade, Basic Black, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: window sheet, paper flowers, dew drops, circle punches, Copics

A CTD & Paper Blooms card

As soon as I saw the sketch over at Paper Blooms and the colors from the Color Throwdown, I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to ink up. I just love coloring my Charlie Harvest Time from Clear Dollar Stamps. I am just sooooo in the mood for Fall!
Stamps: Charlie Harvest Time (CDS)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, More Mustard, Old Olive, Regal Rose, Rose Red
Paper: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard dp, Old Olive, Old Olive dp, Rose Red, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: Copics, aquapainter, window punch, handmade bloom from Paper Blooms, Old Olive brad, Top Note die, circle cutter, corner rounder, sponge

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge & Card Patterns

We've had a very busy weekend, and even as I type this I should be getting ready for our next function. I just HAD to play along for the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge! I also noticed what a fun layout they had over at Card Patterns, so I figured I would combine the two. . .you know me ;)

Lisa is our lovely hostess this weekend for the color challenge and she has chosen the colors Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green, with an optional Pumpkin Pie and neutral white or vanilla. I chose to use a September release called The Grind.
Stamps: The Grind (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kalidescope dp, watercolor
Accessories: green ribbon, white liquid applique, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Brown Sparkly Fluff, aquapainter, Square Scallop Nestabilities
Go grab your CDS stamps and lets see what you come up with ;D

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Limelight & Color Dare Challenge

Good afternoon! I'm feeling so peppy, because this has been a wonderful home school day AND I got to make a card ;D I love days like that! For today's card I decided to combine the sketch from Limelight with the colors from the Color Dare. Along with the sketch from Limelight the challenge was to use patterned paper. . .and I just happen to have a couple of pieces (sarcasm). The colors we had to use for the Color Dare are Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, and Chocolate Chip. These coordinated perfectly with my new Cosmo Cricket Earth Love paper. Sweet!
Stamps: Moose Wishes (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip, Cosmo Cricket Earth Love dp
Accessories: circle cutters, window punch, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, buttons, Copics

Now I know you're thinking, 'Why did you use a retired CDS stamp?!? I love and want it!' Well, while this one may be retired, there is a wonderful alternative called Moose Friends! Golly, I just love these little moose!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Sketch Challenge

With my CDS obligations for the month almost complete, I wanted to take some time to work on today's Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge. I had wanted to combine this with a color challenge, as I usually do, but just couldn't make it work. You see, I already had the stamp picked out and it just didn't go with any of the color challenges I came across. I have been just dying to ink up my newest Charlie stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps called Charlie Harvest. This was my result!
Stamps: Charlie Harvest
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Good Morning Sunshine dp, Pumpkin Pie dp, Whisper White
Accessories: Large Labels Nestabilities, Prismacolor pencils & baby oil, gold brads, dimensionals

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Thank You for Pastor

Yesterday was a rough day for my husband's troop. They said goodbye to a fellow soldier during a soldier memorial. I was asked by my husband to come and support him, so naturally I felt like I needed to be there. Our pastor, a wonderful man of God, asked if it would help if he took the kids. I would have never asked him to do this, but God just knows. Pastor took the kids to Starbucks for a 'treat' and then up the church to play, while he worked.

It was such a blessing to know that they were taken care of, and that I could go to the memorial without any worries. I wanted to make him something special, so I pulled out a couple of my fav treat sets from Clear Dollar Stamps. One is called Sweet Jesus and the other is called Sweet Accents.
Stamps: Sweet Jesus, Sweet Accents
Ink: Baja Breeze, Ridinghood Red
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird dp, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Summer Sun Courdoroy buttons, circle cutters, window punch, brads

I've had a lot of fun with these stamps lately. Just yesterday I made over 60 little tags with the little 'Jesus is Nuts about You' stamp with the squirrel for some little bags of peanuts for Grandparents day at the church! Darn if I didn't take a picture, ugh! They were so darn cute too. Oh well. I hope you have a blessed rest of your day. I need to go and get ready for a military formal tonight. I just love seeing my man in his blues!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge

It's the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge going on over at Papercraft Planet, and Alex, our lovely hostess has some great colors for us to play with. She chose the colors red, black, yellow, and white! Fun, right?! I decided to combine this color challenge with a sketch challenge, and I found this one over at Friday Sketchers. These are also the colors for the Pink Elephant challenge, so head there too!
Stamps: Patchpal Skunk, My Little Ballerina (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Really Red, Summer Sun
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Grey June Bug, Summer Sun, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: Large Scalloped Octagons & Large Octagon Nestabilities, circle cutters, Paper Blooms, sponge, Copics

Now it's your turn! Go grab your Clear Dollar Stamps and let's see what you come up with!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I hate needing these cards. . .

Sadly, this has been a rough week for needing sympathy cards. I never seem to have them on hand, because as soon as I make them. . .I need them. Ugh! I made this first one for 3 different challenges. . .that's exciting, right?! The colors were from the Color Dare, for which my BFF Christi is now on the DT, YAY! The sketch is from Truly Scrumptious, and I used some bling for the Paper Blooms Challenge.
Stamps: Christian Sympathy (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla, Razzleberry Lemonade
Accessories: Labels 4 Nestabilities, sponge, Swiss Dots embossing folder, handmade blooms from Paper Blooms, buttons, half-back Bling it pearls

This next card was made for the parents of one of my husband's soldiers who passed away this last weekend. I can only imagine what they are going through. It wasn't made with any challenges in mind. . .it's a 'just because' kind of card. I'm really enjoying using the August 20th Key Ingredients kit to make so many cards, which is what I used on this. I love the richness of the colors in the kit.
Stamps: Christian Sympathy (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Versamark
Paper: August 20th Key Ingredients kit
Accessories: Labels 4 Nestabilities, Scallop Edge punch, dew drops, chipboard, clear embossing powder, heat tool, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you are having a very blessed week!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Some Mojo for my Sisters

I technically have one sister, and I love her dearly. She is 5 years younger than I am, and sadly I didn't actually start really liking her until after she was out of high school {hehe}. I count her for comic relief, which she supplies on a very regular basis. It's true that she was born my sister, but we've grown to be wonderful friends. I only wish she lived closer.

Now, I say 'technially' because I have many sisters in Christ, and some that have truly touched my life beyond measure. Since my husband is in the Army, we've had to move several times. My BFF became that way because of the Army, deployments and our wonderful little church. She may live a 2 days drive away now, but we don't let more than a couple of days go betweeen one conversation to the next.

As soon as I saw this set from My Favorite Things, I had to have it! On top of that, I've been giving myself a bit of retail therapy since the idea of my husband deploying again is really setting in. Soooo, I bought some things from Taylored Expressions as well. These cards were made with the August 20th Key Ingredients set. I guess I'm also disappointed that Stampin' Up! has decided to change their IDA. Oh well, now's as good a time as any to check out all the wonderful companies that are out there for my papered goods.

These cards were made for the Mojo Monday challenge blog. I loved the sketch so much and my new goodies that I thought I would make a couple of cards for a couple of special ladies in my life.
Stamps: How Sweet It Is (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Memento Chocolate & Tuxedo
Paper: August 20th Key Ingredients kit (Taylored Expressions)
Accessories: crocheted flower, chocolate brad, Copics
Thanks for stopping by, looking at my cards, and reading my blab!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

2 Challenges in 1

I'm shocked by myself this morning. I actually found some time to play along in 2 challenges, so I want to share it with you :) I made this card for the Color Dare and the Limelight challenges.

The colors for the Color Dare are Cameo Coral, Bermuda Bay, and So Saffron. Gorgeous colors, right?! The Limelight challenge is a sketch and the use of polka dots. I chose to watercolor this cute little Patchpal Ducky from Clear Dollar Stamps, because I've been so inspired by all the watercoloring I've seen lately. My bff, Christi, has been so inspiring to me. She is so good at this medium of coloring, so I've really wanted to give it a go lately.
Stamps: Patchpal Ducky, Patchpal Messages
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Cameo Coral
Paper: So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, watercolor, Cameo Coral dp
Accessories: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Cameo Coral & Going Gray markers, aquapainter, sponge, Curved Rectangles & Labels 1 Nestabilities, Photo Corners punch

Thanks for stopping by again! Remember the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge is going on, and Shawne has some incentives for you to join in the fun. Go check it out!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge

We are back from vacation and attempting to get back to normal. My husband still has a few more days of leave before he has to be back to work. It's the weekend, so you know what that means. . .it's Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge going on over at Papercraft Planet! Shawne is our lovely hostess this weekend, and she chose the colors So Saffron, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, and a neutral white or vanilla. I chose to use Shawne's awesome new stamp called Get Off Your Tuffet. She's such a fun image to color whatever medium you choose to use. I did decide to use the marker-huff technique to get my words positioned how I wanted them. Let me know what you think!
Stamps: Get Off Your Tuffet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Rose Red, So Saffron dp, Kiwi Kiss dp, watercolor
Accessories: Flower Fushion, So Saffron button, So Saffron ribbon, aquapainter, Large Labels Nestabilities, sponge
SU Markers: Rose Red, So Saffron, Going Gray, Old Olive, Blush Blossom
I'm glad you stopped by! Be sure to grab your Clear Dollar Stamps and head on over for the fun. Shawne has some fun incentives to play along, so check out her blog post to what the scoop is. I can't wait to see what you make.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Winner of my Blog Candy!

Thanks to all of you that entered my Blogiversary Blog Candy give away.

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Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

Hi Cassie!

Congratulations on your blogoversary! You always have great creations everytime I pop in!


Congratulations, Grace! I'll get your goodies out to you as soon as possible ;D