Thursday, April 30, 2009

CDS Sneaks Smooth Sailing

I have to tell you this set is awesome! This is called Smooth Sailing and oh it is a favorite already. Do you ever just have those sets you know right from the get go they are gonna be a fav? I have a few like that. Imagine that... :0) I stamped the sail and then cut it out and distressed it and wadded it up to make it look worn. It turned out just as I thought in my head. Whohoo.. hee hee
I hope you have enjoyed the sneaks. Make sure you check out the Be a Guest Designer challenge over on Lori's blog. Friday may 1st these are all available at Clear Dollar Stamps store. Thanks for coming by and checking out all the new releases. Have a great day.

CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:su brilliant blue, ww, choc chip
INKPADS:ctmh black archival
MARKERS:su creamy caramel, going grey, blue bliss, choc chip
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:brads, dimensiionals, distressor
COLORING MEDIUM (if any):none
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):distressing

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Words of Kindness Butterly

Another day brings you more sneaks from Clear Dollar Stamps... Today I am showing you the new set called Words of Kindness. I used my new nessties called Blossom . I thought it would be fun with this wonderful sentiment. This set is available on Friday May 1st at the CDS store.
See you tomorrow for more sneaks! Have a great day!
ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:words of kindness, beautiful butterflies
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:su pretty in pink, ww, choc chip, basic grey sultry
INKPADS:su choc chip
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:jewels, dimensionals nessties blossom, ribbon, dimensionals
COLORING MEDIUM (if any):none

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sneak Peek Happy Gardening Charlie

Happy Tuesday! Whohoo.. sneak peeks are always so much fun! This is a new set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Charlie Gardens. This set along with all the other new releases you will be seeing the next few days are available on Friday May 1st.
I kept this very simple and made my own background with some of the smaller stamps in the set. This is such a darling set.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for some more sneaks! Have a great day!
ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:charlie gardensCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:su real red, basic black, wwINKPADS:ctmh black archivalMARKERS:su real red, green galore, only orange, going grey, choco chip, creamy caramelACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:ribbon, nessties scallop squares, dimensionalsCOLORING MEDIUM (if any):noneSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):none

Monday, April 27, 2009

MMM Get Well

Happy Monday! This week is full of goodies for you. First is the House Mouse and Friends blog challenge. This week your challenge is to make a get well card. I think this HM stamp is just so darn cute. I added sparkle to the ice cube and the drops. America sent me these flower brads and I used one of the sentiment stamps that she sent me as well. Thank you so much again! :0) Make sure to check out what the DT came up with!
Also today is the first day of sneek peeks for Clear Dollar Stamps. You can see some of the new sets on Lori's blog here. I will have some cards for you tomorrow with a few of the new sets!
Thanks for stopping by, have a GREAT day!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Soft Prayers

So happy its Friday! :0) We have a busy weekend ahead but so glad its all fun stuff. This is a simple card using Vintage Wallpaper from Flourishes. I liked these shades of blue together and grabbed some of my satin ribbon and done. The pearl was a last minute touch.
Be sure to check out Flourishes newsletter today and see what the girls cooked up for you with Flower soft.
Next week has some exciting things coming. Monday ofcourse is the House Mouse and Friends blog challenge. Then starting on Monday is also the start of Sneak peeks for Clear Dollar Stamps. You won't want to miss those, so be sure to check back! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pearls, Satin, Poetry and NEWS!!!

First I have to tell you my wonderful and exciting news! Lori and Laurie from Clear Dollar Stamps asked me to be on the Senior Design Team. WHOHOO!!! I was so excited. I of course squeeled YES! Thank you again so much girls, I am EXCITED beyond words! Now for the card... hee hee
Isn't this horse just awesome. I have to say this is one of my favorite Clear Dollar Stamps images. I have a few and I never thought a horse would be one of them, well not counting the Charlies of course. hee hee This is from the April new Release sets from CDS called Horse Poetry. You can find all the new releases over at the store located here.
This came together with stuff laying on my desk that had been sitting here for awhile. I finally put it together and called it good. Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed day.
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:SU cocolate chip, old olive, ww, designer paper su
INKPADS:MARKERS:ctmh black archival, su old olive, blue bliss, creamy caramel, garden green, cert celery
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:su stain ribbon, pearls, scallop circle nessties, dimensionals, aqua painter
COLORING MEDIUM (if any):watercoloring
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):watercoloring

Monday, April 20, 2009

MMM Springy kite day

Happy Monday! Todays House Mouse and Friends challenge is to make a springy card. Anything that comes to mind as springtime for you. Be sure to check out the blog for details.
Now this didn't turn out quite like I had planned. It is a little on the soft side of coloring for me, but springtime is soft and fresh right? Well I am still not too pleased with it, but I had to get something done already. lol Hopefully this week will be rather slow and I can stamp some, I got some new rubbah that I am wanting to dig into ASAP. hee hee
Hope you all have a blessed day!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Focus Knot what you think..

Bet you thought it was satin ribbon huh... hee hee Today's Friday Focus on Flourishes newsletter is ribbon knots. I use a few different knots a lot more than most anything. Here is a group picture. You can read the rest over on the newsletter!
Now don't forget time is running out for the two Bundles for the new releases for April. Make sure you take advantage of the discount. The stamp set shown here is called Thinking of you and it is in one of the bundles with the new releases this month.
The DT have some fancy ribbon knots for you to check out as well, so be sure to stop on by.
  • Christine
  • Cindy
  • Julie
  • Latisha
  • Laura
  • Leslie
  • Sharon

  • Thanks for stopping by.
    Stamps: Thinking of you
    Papers: SU prints soft sky, cool caribbean, creamy caramel, ww
    Access: pearls, ribbon, su scallop punch, curved rectangles nessties, dimensionals

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    Celebrate Conor!!!

    This card is for a wonderful SCS friend Angel's son named Conor. They just got the results and news back that he is now CURED from his Leukemia. They have had a long 8 year battle but he is finally considered cured. What awesome news! God is so good isn't he!!
    So I have made him a card that he hopefully will like. This is a new set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Dirt Rides. I knew this set was going to be used a lot in my house. hee hee
    We have had family in town and they left early this morning. So I am going to be catching up on all my blogs and SCS. :0)
    Thanks for stopping by.
    ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Dirt ridesCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:su pacific point, ww, basid blackINKPADS:ctmh black archival, su night of navy, yoyo yellow, real redMARKERS:noneACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:spellbinders scallop circles, photo punch, brads, dimensionals, aqua painterOLORING MEDIUM (if any):water coloringSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):none

    Monday, April 13, 2009

    Too much caffeine

    Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. We have family from out of town and its been great visiting with everyone. They leave tomorrow so I will be checking blogs later tomorrow night.
    This weeks House Mouse and friends challenge was to multiple your images. Or you could just add a few more mice together. So is he seeing 3 mice from all the caffeine or is there 4 jumping... we will never know. LOLAmerica has a generous offer up on the table as well, so make sure to check it out!
    This challenge was hard for me, I don't mix my mice well and stamping a few wasn't easy either. But I did it. yea... Make sure to check out the other DT's cards over on the blog! Have a wonderful day.

    Saturday, April 11, 2009

    Horse Watercoloring

    This is a new set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Horse Poetry. This was released on April 1st. I really love this image. I went with a pretty floral paper for a background, watercolored my image. Added some SU hardware that I rarely use and I like how this turned out. I hope you do too.
    I have family coming in town for Easter. I hope you all enjoy your time with family on this memorable day! Hugs!
    ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Horse PoetryCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:Su chocolate chip, ww, rose red, dp lss ??INKPADS:ctmh black archival, su creamy caramel, old olive, garden green, rose red, chocolate chipMARKERS:noneACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:su hardware, ribbon, dimensionalsCOLORING MEDIUM (if any):watercoloringSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):aqua brush

    Friday, April 10, 2009

    Flourishes April sets

    Swing Set, Sweet Violets and Vintage Wallpaper are now available at Flourishes. Make sure to check out the new ribbons by the spool and the new spellbinders. Have a Happy Easter.

    Vintage get well soon

    Today is full of fun stuff! Just a reminder tonight is Flourishes Release party over in the SCS Forums. Its at 8pm Central Time. Hope you can join us.
    Now for the goodies... This new set is called Vintage Wallpaper. Oh I just love it... So many options and it goes so well with its sister set Thinking of you. If you don't have that one you need to, its wonderful.
    Just a simple soothing get well card today. I am always running out of get well cards, so I started to make a little stash.
    Be sure to check out the other DT cards.
  • Christine
  • Cindy
  • Faith
  • Julie
  • Latisha
  • Laura
  • Leslie
  • Sharon

  • Last chance to win all three sets read here. And enter here for a chance to win today set alone. Just a reminder we will be having TWO different bundles tonight so be sure to check them both out. Also if any of the DT Inspire you with there creations let Flourishes know at check out with the persons code. Mine is StacyM. See you tonight.

    Thursday, April 9, 2009

    Jenni's Swing Set

    This title just makes me giggle. Daytwo of Flourishes April Releases brings you Swing Set. This set is just darling. I used some new Jenni Bowlin papers hence the title of this post. hee hee I also used some of our new European watercolor paper, and its FABO! Oh you have to give it a try.
    These are two 4x4 size cards. Very simple but sweet. I added some pearls to the waist and toes of the girl on the swing. She can still swing and be stylish I think. :0)
    Make sure to check out the other DT's creations for today!
  • Christine
  • Cindy
  • Faith
  • Julie
  • Latisha
  • Laura
  • Leslie
  • Sharon
  • Jan Marie

  • Head on over to the Newsletter for you chance to enter and win this set today only. And for a chance to win all three new sets read here. All sets available Friday 10th at 9 pm central time. Our release party is in the SCS Forums at 8 Central time.
    If any of the DT inspire you with their creations please let Flourishes know at check out who inspired you. They really do appreciate the information. Be sure to check back tomorrow for more great cards!

    Wednesday, April 8, 2009

    Get Well Violet

    Whohoo! Day one of Flourishes April sets! Are you excited? I always get excited to see everyones reactions to the new sets. This one is fabulous, its called Sweet Violets. My mom loves violets so I have made a great little gift set that you will be seeing later on. For now I made this get well card. Very simple, I think the image speaks for itself. Added a fancy brad and done!
    Be sure to check out the other girls cards for today!
  • Christine
  • Cindy
  • Faith
  • Julie
  • Latisha
  • Laura
  • Leslie
  • Sharon
  • Jan Marie

  • Now head on over to the Newsletter and enter for your chance to win this set only today. And you still have a chance to win all three of the new sets by reading here. All the new sets will be available on April 10th at 9 pm Central time at the Flourishes store here. We will have TWO bundle options for you this release. So be sure to check them both out. As well our release party is on Friday night over in the SCS Forum at 8PM Central time. Hope to see you there!

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009

    Going in circles for Mothers day

    Busy week this week! I think I have a post almost everyday, which is NOT normal for me. LOL First lets start with this card. This is one of my favorite Stampin Up sets called Seaside Sketches. I will never part with this set ever. I watercolored the image for the softness. I cased and older card of mine but I tired circles instead for the fun of it. I like how this turned out. Still working on last minute Mother's Day cards for friends. I am almost done. :0) I know Heather is reading this and yes you will have this one. LOL
    Tomorrow starts sneak peeks for the new releases for April from Flourishes. We did a mini sneak of a new set called Gigi and Chloe last week. They are so darn fun!
    So check back to see what all the new sets are going to be! You won't be dissapointed, trust me...
    Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

    Stamps:SU Seaside Sketches
    Cardstock:SU pretty in pink, ww, cert celery, basic grey sultry
    Embelishments:ribbon, jewels, spellbinders scallop circles, dimensionals, piercing tools.

    Monday, April 6, 2009

    Foxy Mama

    Happy Monday! I know you are wondering where is my House Mouse challenge card. Well... I don't have one today. Gasp... Its the first one I have missed, and I appologize. Its been a crazy week with the boys on spring break etc.
    I do have a card for you though. This is a new set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Woodland critters. Its super cute and its available now. I added some eyelashes to her and some sparkle. I think she looks so cute in pink. hee hee
    If you missed my fabulous news be sure to see the post below this one. :0) This week is busy busy, I have lots for you to see. Flourishes new releases start on Wednesday so be sure to check back each day to get a peek at the new sets being released on Friday night. Thanks for stopping by.
    ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Woodland CrittersCARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:SU basic grey, pretty in pink, wwINKPADS:ctmh black archivalMARKERS:su pretty in pink, going greyACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:jewels, dimensionalsCOLORING MEDIUM (if any):watercoloringSPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):none

    Sunday, April 5, 2009

    Fabulous news and Cards for the Troops

    Yes this is me... :0) So why am I taking a picture of me surrounded by cards? Well Julie and I got to talking one day via email about my cards. I mentioned that I send most of mine to the troops to send home to their families and friends. Julie was very interested in how many I have sent, and how it all started. She was so interested that she has a write up on Flourishes newsletter.
    So a little background for you. I have sent 861 as of a year ago when I started to keep track of how many I send to the troops. We have a close friend from Highschool that on his first tour we sent him cards and goodies all the time. When he came home, we had a few other friends that were over seas. The friend I send them to now actually is moved around a lot, he is a private contractor for the Army and he moves through a lot of the unique areas. So he gets to distribute a lot more cards to remote areas.
    They are always so grateful. It always encourages and lifts their spirits to get cards. I now have a new brother in law that is on his second tour that just shipped out a week ago. So he will be getting a lot of cards for his unit as well.
    I hope after reading this you feel the little tug in your heart to help our troops too. Splitcoaststampers does cards for the troops, check out the SCS link and see how you can started in sending some love to our troops and their families also.
    Now for the big news!!!! I am now on the Senior Design team for Flourishes! WHOHOO!!!! I have had to keep from bursting this out loud on every post! Oh I am so excited to finally share... WHOHOOO!!! This is such a fantastic honor and I am over joyed! Thank you again Jan Marie, Sharon and Nancy. And Thank you Julie for having such confidence in me! Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

    Friday, April 3, 2009

    Your gonna love this...

    Today's Flourishes Friday Focus is brought to you by Faith. She has a tutorial on the newsletter for paper piecing! I like to paper piece for various reasons. For some fancy colors from a paper, great tie in with your card and image or sometimes just plain too lazy to color the image. lol Hey atleast its honest right...
    Anyways, I like this dp with the pinks, browns and greens. So why not paper piece Gigi's dress. This is a new set that Flourishes released on Wednesday, its called Gigi and Chloe. I just think its the cutest set!
    Be sure to check out the newsletter and the other DT's creations.
  • Christine
  • Cindy
  • Faith
  • Julie
  • Latisha
  • Leslie

  • Swing Into Spring Challenge!
    Do you want to use a little of your creativity to get your hands on all three newly released sets? All you have to do is make a card with a little paper piecing on it! Upload to SCS with the keyword FLLCAPR or leave a comment here on this post. We can't wait to see what you piece together! We'll accept entries until Friday, April 10th at 5PM CST. A winner will be drawn from all the entries during our RELEASE PARTY which is set for April 10th from 8 to 10 PM CST!! WOO-HOO!!!!!! Can't wait for that!
    Thanks for checking in, have a wonderful weekend!

    Wednesday, April 1, 2009

    Meet Gigi girls...

    Isn't she just the cutest thing... Sophie wants to introduce to you a new set from Flourishes called Gigi and Chloe. You can see a picture of the full set, read what Sophie has to say about this fun set and have a chance to win this new set over on the newsletter. Its just perfect for those tween/pre-teen girls in your life. Such personality, sassy and 100% cuteness to them, I have had a bball with this set.
    I needed a tween birthday card for a friend so I used Gigi from the set. I think she is going to love this. I added sparkle to her dress bottom and her headband.

    This set is available now at the Flourishes store. Flourishes also has their new Spellbinders in stock. And oh my oh my...Is my list long of what I need. haha
    Check out the other DT's cards with the Gigi and Chloe.

    Jan Marie
    Thanks for stopping by!