Saturday, February 28, 2009

CDS Last Day of Sneaks

Last day of sneaks for the March Releases. these are all available at Clear Dollar Stamps store here on March 1st!
These two sets are awesome. First one is Charlie Daisy. Now isn't he just darling running in the daisies. hee hee I showed the inside of the card using another flower in this set too.
The second card is using the new set In God's hands. And I can't stop using this layout since I did that HM card. Sorry, I will stop after a few more cards. haha
Well I hope you have enjoyed the sneak peeks. Be sure to check out the other DT cards and sneaks today. Laurie, Kim, Nancy, Candy, Tori.
You still have time to apply for being a Guest Designer. You can find the info here.
Happy Shopping! Have a great day!
ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Charlie DaisyCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:SU yoyo yellow, ww, baja breeze, basic greyINKPADS:CTMH ARchival blackMARKERS:Creamy caramel, yoyo yellow, pretty in pink, choc chip, only orange, green galoreACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:circle punch SU, brads, dimensionals, rectangle nesstie, word punch SU, dimensionalsCOLORING MEDIUM (if any):noneSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):none
ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:In Gods HandsCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:Basic grey, SU yoyo yellow, ww, cool caribbeanINKPADS:CTMH Black ArchivalMARKERS:NoneACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:SU metal flower brads, brads, primas, spellbinders curved rectangles, jewelsCOLORING MEDIUM (if any):noneSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):none

Friday, February 27, 2009

Twinkling H2O's Birthday

This is for Flourishes Friday Focus on their newsletter found here. Laura does a wonderful tutorial on how to use twinkling h2o's. I love the shimmer they give. Now you are probably thinking I don't see the shimmer on this card. Its there TRUST me, I can't seem to get a photo to show it off though. The other girls made some fantastic cards and I do mean fantstic. Check them out Laura, Julie, Christine, Cindy, Faith, Leslie, Latisha, and Jan Marie.
This is my second post for today, make sure to check out the CDS new release below. Thanks and have a blessed weekend!

CDS Sneaks Day Three

So how has the sneaks been so far? Are you enjoying them? I sure hope so. This set is called Beautiful Butterflies and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Oh you have no idea how excited I was to see a butterfly set. hee hee Today is full of other sets for you to oohh and aahhh over. Check out Laurie, Katie, Nancy, Alex, Candy, Kim, Monique, ALysabeth, Tori.
These sets are all available on March 1st at CDS store found here. Make sure you check back tomorrow for my last day of sneaks for you. Have a wonderful day.
ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Beauitful ButterfliesCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:SU yoyo yellow, ww,real redINKPADS:CTMH ARchival blackMARKERS:Creamy caramel, yoyo yellow, real red, only orangeACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:Stylus for scoring, dimensinals, jewelsCOLORING MEDIUM (if any):noneSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):none

Thursday, February 26, 2009

CDS Sneaks Day Two

Welcome to day two of Clear Dollar Stamps March releases. Again these sets will all be available on March 1st at the CDS Store found here.
The tractor set is so fun and great for those masculine cards I love to make. This set is called Got Tractor. I kept it simple just added a few brads and done.
The pearly beauty to the right is called Old time Church. This card is also made for Sketches by Tamara found here. My time with sketches has drawn to an end. I had a lot of fun and I appreciate being part of the team! Thank you again Tamara.
Make sure to check out the other new sets for March at the DT blogs. Laurie, Kim, Tori, Candy, Nancy, Alysabeth, Katie, Alex.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for more sneaks!
Want to be a GUEST DESIGNER for Clear Dollar Stamps? Find out how here! Have a great day!

ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Got TractorCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:SU Green galore, ww, basic blackINKPADS:CTMH Black ArchivalMARKERS:SU Green galore, going gray, creamy caramelACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:Piercing tools, brads, dimensionalsCOLORING MEDIUM (if any):noneSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):none
ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Old time churchCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:SU basic black, positively pink, wwINKPADS:CTMH Basib black, SU Positvely pinkMARKERS:NoneACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:pearls, dimensionalsCOLORING MEDIUM (if any):noneSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):none

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

CDS Sneaks day one

WHOHOO Its day one of sneaks again for the March releases for Clear Dollar Stamps. You will be able to find all these stamps available here on March 1st.
This is one of the sets you can see sneaks of today. Its called Songbird Silhouettes. Its wonderful for those people who don't know how to color birds (ME) hee hee. I cut this bird out and popped it up on dimensionals. I like how this turned out. I used some fancy brads from Close to my Heart. I also masked the limb out a little bit more.
Wanna be a Guest Designer for Clear Dollar Stamps? Check out this link for the info on how!
You can check out the other new sets at the other DT blogs. Laurie, Linda, Linsey, Candy, Kim, Monique, Nancy.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for some more sneaks! Have a great day!
ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Song bird silouette, pretty little scriptureCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:basic grey dp, SU chocolate chip, wwINKPADS:SU ballet blue, old olive, chocolate chipMARKERS:noneACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:Ribbon recycled from gift from friend, ctmh fancy brads, dimensionalsCOLORING MEDIUM (if any):noneSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):none

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Want to be a guest designer for Clear Dollar Stamps?

Here is how.... Check out this link and make your submission! We are excited to be opening up a guest spot so I hope you come out and give it a try! Tomorrow is our release of the march sets, so make sure to stay tuned in here! Have a great day!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mothers Day Mice

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was so relaxing and nice. Today's House Mouse and Friends blog challenge is to make a Mother's day card. You can find the challenge here and play along with us.
I have two sisters and this image is perfect. I ususally try to do a card with 3 of everything, not sure why I just always have. If you were to see us I am the little one even though I am the oldest. Seems I got the short gene and they got the tall one. hee hee
This card was also for the Ways to use it challenge WT206 over on SCS. This springy striped dp was perfect for my Mother's day card. Now just have to make one for my MIL and I am done. hee hee
This week has Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks for the March release. You WON'T want to miss them. So make sure to check back! have a great day!.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fishing Birthday

I am working on some cards for the girls at DH work. Birthday cards are always popular requests. This is for an avid fisherman. I popped the hat and his clothes up on a dimensional and it looks great I think. I should of put some sparkle on the water, but I forgot. I know.... bad bad. haha
Nothing on my plate this weekend so I am hoping to relax and stamp.
Make sure to check out Flourishes Newsletter tomorrow. Every Friday on the Flourishes Newsletter the design team will take turns to showcase their favorite tips and techniques! This week, Julie Koerber steps up to the plate to show you one of her faves - colored pencils! Check out the Newsletter for her tutorial. You can find the newsletter here.
Next week has some fun things planned and some new releases! So hope to see you back here. Have a great weekend!

Sketches Time with Charlie

This is for sketches by Tamara. You can find this sketch and play along with us here. Make sure you check out all the cards the other DT cards.
I love this set from Clear Dollar Stamps. Its called Charlie Praying and he is just darling. I used some ribbon I found in my old crafting bin when I was looking for something else.
Clear Dollar Stamps is stil running a Valentines special.

Clear Dollar Stamps loves there customers and friends! So through February 21st, they are giving customers a 20% discount off of all your Clear Dollar Stamps (this means all of our clear stamps)! Enter VALDAY2009 for 20% off all of our clear stamps!
So get to shopping! Have a great day!
ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Charlie PrayingCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:SU ww, cool caribeean, cameo coralINKPADS:CTMH Black ArchivalMARKERS:SU creamy caramel, choc chip, pretty in pinkACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:ribbon, pearls, dimensionalsCOLORING MEDIUM (if any):noneSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):none

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Timeless Tuesday Flowers....

Today is Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge. You can play along with us and read about it here. You are to use flowers on your card. It can be paper flowers, stamped flowers, silk flowers any flowers go.
This is one of the new sets called Signs of spring incase you missed it last week. I really like this daffodil. I popped it up on dimensionals and doddled around the border. Very simple, but so pretty!
These sets are for purchase here, and if I have inspired you in anyway please let Flourishes know by using my code StacyM.
Have a great day!

Monday, February 16, 2009

MMM 2 Red Bananas Sketch

Happy Presidents day! The kids are not very happy they don't have school today. I can only pray they still think that in a few years. lol We have some fun things happening over at the House Mouse and Friends blog. First we have 3 new guest designers who are joining us. YEA!!! Patricia, Jami and Heather. Welcome all of you. I am so excited for you girls!
Secondly we have a sponser this week its 2 red bananas and they gave us a sketch to use this week. So that is your challenge a sketch. You can find the other DT cards here and play along with us. Make sure you leave us a post to find your creations.
I had trouble with this card. My coluzzle broke so a circle was hard to come up with. I ended up using a scallop punch I have. Then I just couldn't pull it together like I wanted. But alas... here it is. I love these fancy brads I got from Close To my Heart. Okay off to play with the kids. Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Special

Clear Dollar Stamps loves their customers and friends! So, now through February 21st, they are giving customers a 20% discount off of all your Clear Dollar Stamps (this means all of our clear stamps)!
Enter VALDAY2009 for 20% off all of our clear stamps! Here is the link to the store. Perfect time to stock up on the new releases this month. Have a great day!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

All Arapped Up WINNER

Okay girls.... for all those who entered correctly by naming their favorite Flourishes set they own or would like to own is........ Randomily drawn from basket by DH is........ Lois Clownmom. WHOHOO Lois... Email me or pm me and I will send it out asap! Have a great day girls!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Now Available from Flourishes

The release party was so much fun. Thank you to all of you who could join us! These sets are NOW available to purchase. You can find these sets here. They even have a release bundle for all three sets. :0) Please let Flourishes know who has inspired you with you purchase when you check out. If I have in any way my code is stacym. Have a wonderful day!

Release day, Friday Focus and FUN FUN FUN

Happy Friday! Today is the last day of our Sneak Peeks for Flourishes. Do you ever wonder how some get that beautiful watercolor look in their stamped creations? Wonder no more! Today's Flourishes Focus is all about adding that gorgeous wash of color! Christine Okken takes you through the creative process step-by-step to help you fine tune your fine art skills!
Tonight is the release party over on SCS from 7-9 Eastern time for all the stamps sets that you have been seeing the last few days. I sure hope you get to come party with us. Fun, games, prizes and more sneaks to see.
This new set is called Signs of Spring. I love this basket! I used some watercolor paper that I got from SU ages ago and made a springy card for you. I popped these little chicks up on dimensionals added a few brads and ribbon and done. Make sure you enter to win this set here on Flourishes blog.
All these sets are available tonight after the release party a 9 pm Eastern time. If you check back here after 9 you will see some other cards I made with these sets also. You can find the new sets here. Please let Flourishes know who has inspired you when you make your purchases. If I have inspired you in any way my code is smorgan. Check out the other DT's last day of sneaks with the links below. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Flourishes Living in Color Day Two

Welcome to day two of sneaks. Not only do I have a card for you but you have a chance to win this set two ways. This set is called All Wrapped up. Again these sets are available Friday 2-13 9 pm Eastern time. First chance you have at winning this set is over on Flourishes blog found here.
I used some gold stickers that Flourishes is offering in their store to add around this present for a cool touch. These stickers are flexible and can move about any angle. I am loving it, added some gold ribbon and voila! I have the panel up on dimensionals and yes a lot of white but it makes you focus on the image. I made a few with this set and will show those this coming week and at the release party.
Make sure to join us at the release party over on SCS found here on Friday 7-9 Eastern time for games, prizes and fun fun fun.
Now for the second chance to win this set is leave a comment below with your favorite Flourshes stamp set you own. If you don't own one yet then tell me the one you would like to own. You have till Sat. 2/14 Morning 9 am Pacific time to enter. One per person please. I will draw the winner on Sat. morning and post sometime Saturday afternoon. We will be using the method of drawing a name.
Make sure to check out the other DT cards with the links below.Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Flourishes Sneak Peek Day One

Welcome to day one of the Feb. Release for Flourishes. I am so excited! These sets will all be available Friday Night 2/13 at 9 pm Eastern time. I had a lot of fun with all the sets this month and I hope you enjoy all the sneaks we have for you.
Here is the first set called Strut your stuff. So fun and so many options for colors on these feathers. I went with a girly side and used some pinks and teals. I have added some jewels for the bling. hee hee You can click on any of my pictures to see them close up if you would like also.
Don't forget the release party over at SCS located here on Friday from 7-9 Eastern time. We will have games and prizes, and fun fun fun!
Want to win this set????? Flourishes is having a drawing each day for the set of the day over on their blog here. Make sure you check it out and enter for your chance to win this set!
Make sure to check out the other DT cards below... Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow for another sneak peek and have a great day!
Jan Marie

Monday, February 9, 2009

MMM Tall and Thin

Time for the mouses... hee hee Isn't he just the stinkin cutest. I so love this little guy. This weeks challenge on House Mouse and Friends blog is Tall and Thin. Perfect for those little stamps you have. I stamped this fancy border with a set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Vintage Flourishes. I added some jewels and some piercing... done. I love how this looks, he just makes me giggle.
So sorry the picture is dark, sunlight has been a little on the shy side lately. So come on out and play. Leave a link on HMF blog or if you upload to SCS put twnhpy in the search for me to find your cards.
Don't forget Flourishes has their release party on Friday 2-13 from 7-9 Eastern time. Sneak peeks start this Wed. Come join the fun! Have a great day!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Inspiration Challenge

Happy Friday and be inspired! Its all about color at Flourishes today and the Flourishes DT want to challenge you to look at everyday objects in a whole new way. This week, it's the colorful beauty of a peacock feather. You simply have to look at the colors and somehow be inspired by them in your card or creation! For all the official details check it out here! You should know, if you play along, there are prizes on the line! The winner of the random drawing will win all three of our new releases that will be unveiled a week from today! Simply leave a comment on the challenge post over on the Flourishes Newsletter or upload to Splitcoast using the keyword FLLCFEB. We hope you make time to play!
This is the card I made for you. I *rocked and rolled* as they call it my image in brillant blue ink after I had stamped it in taken with teal ink. Then I used a marker and added yellow to the stamp before I stamped it down. Scored around the border and voila. I like how it turned out. I hope you get to play along with us!
Someone new at Flourishes also is Sophie. You can read a little about Sophie here. Sophie has a special she is going to run for you on a package deal. Make sure to check out the link to see what goodies she has gathered for you. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentine Sketch

Its time for sketches by tamara. You can find the sketch here and play along with us. I am almost finished with my Valentines day cards only have a few more to go. Yea... Valentines is my second favorite holiday. I just love hearts of any kind. :0) I used my Birds on the Vines stamp set from Flourishes. I stamped the image and then used a marker to colors some of the birds red rather than the pink. I like how this turned out. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 2, 2009

MMM Valentine Pearls

Happy Monday! Love is in the air... can you feel it? You can't well you better head on over to the House Mouse and friends blog and start feeling the love... hee hee This weeks challenge is to make a valentine. You can use the colors, hearts, anything to do with a Valentine. Be creative with it! Leave a link on the HMF blog or put twnhpy on SCS for me to find your creation there. We have a sponser this week for those who play along. So go check it out!

I added liquid glass to my hearts to make them shine. I used my new spellbinders for this fancy framing. Gotta tell you I love these. :0) I went a little happy with the pearls, but hey! Its Valentines for cryin out loud. haha

Now for the EXCITING NEWS!!!! I am the Guest Designer for Flourishes Stamps... WHOHOO!!!! Julie contacted me and asked and I was THRILLED to say yes! hee hee I get my new releases here soon to start some sneaks. yeah... This is such a fun and awesome honor I can't even tell you how excited I am. :0) Here are a few new cards I made using these awesome stamps. A big welcome back to Leslie Miller and Big Congrats to Latisha Yoast to Senior DT.

Thanks for stopping by, have a GREAT day!