Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Gigi meets Copic

Whohoo... Let's hear it for Copics. LOL I think or maybe I am fooling myself but I think I am getting the hang of these babies. It could be too much caffeine also. lol
I used the set Gigi and Chloe for this card. The color sets of Copics I used are Delphinium as the main group.

But I also used the Flesh Tones and the Hydrangea collection. These markers are so fun. I am so used to the bold solid color. So the faded or shadows are harder for me to do. But I am doing so much better and getting the hang of it. I am loving them! :0)
Check out Cindy's tutorial for some tips over on the newsletter. Latisha , Julie and Leslie also made some awesome samples for you to check out! Hope you are enjoying your summer! Have a great day!

Just Duckie last day

Today is the last day of sneak peeks for the July sets from Clear Dollar Stamps. These are all available tomorrow July 1st. I hope you have enjoyed your sneaks we have been showing you. Be sure to check out the girls cards for you today also. Tori, Linda, Kim ,Cassie, Laurie, Sarah, Shawne, Angela, Katie.
I am showing you Patchpal Duckie. I so see all these baby cards with the patchpals I know. Sorry... But they make sure fun and cute baby card. This is another Long and tall card. I think I know who I am sending this card to already. I know she will appreciate all the work that went into this.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the cards!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for a little something from Flourishes!
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:su barely banana, bashful blue, ww, dp lss
INKPADS:ctmh black archival
MARKERS:su barely banana, going grey, only orange
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:ribbon, dimensionals, stylus, brads
COLORING MEDIUM (if any):none

Monday, June 29, 2009

Day three Float Baby

Today is day three of Clear Dollar Stamps July releases. You can find all these sets available on July 1st.
I am showing you this super darling summer set called Charlie Summer Fun. He just makes me giggle with his tube around his waist. hee hee I scored the side panel for some fun and added a little ribbon panel down the center. Just what summer should be fun and simple.
Check out the other sneaks for today: Kim, Angela, Katie, Candy, Laurie,Tori, Cassie, Sarah, Nancy. Tomorrow is last day of sneak peeks. See you then!

CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:SU pacific point, ww, yoyo yellow
INKPADS:ctmh basic black
MARKERS:su yoyo yellow, ballet blue, creamy caramel, choc chip
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:stylus, brad, dimensionals, ribbon

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Splits day two sneaks

Whohoo... Who doesn't like ice cream. ha ha Today I am going to be showing you the new set called Sweet Scoops. I went with one of my favorite color combos pink and brown. I added a little strawberry ice cream with my chocolate. :0) Scored the center and I used some of the sentiments to make my own dp on the bottom. Very simple yet so yummy! lol
Be sure to check out the other new sets today. Check out the girls sneak peeks. Kim, Tori, Sarah, Candy, Laurie, Angela,Cassie,Nancy,Linda.

Clear Dollar Stamps will have these sets for you on July 1st. Thanks for stopping by.

CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:su pretty in pink, creamy caramel, ww
INKPADS:ctmh black archival
MARKERS:su pretty in pink, barely banna, cert celery, real red
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:ribbon, brads, stylus, dimensionals
COLORING MEDIUM (if any):none

Girl Invasion Sneak day 1

Happy Saturday! Today is day one of Clear Dollar Stamps July sneaks peeks. All these new sets are available on July 1st. I am going to be showing you the new set called Lost In space. We have 4 sets total today to show you. Be sure to check out the girls blogs to see the other new sets.
Kim, Katie, Linda, Nancy,Cassie, Candy, Laurie, Shawne, Tori, Angela, Sarah.

I took this fun set and made a girly girl card with it. I paper pieced the alien craft with some basic grey dp and added a few primas and brads. I think its so cute. Enjoy day one of sneak peeks.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for more new rubbah!
ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:patchpal message lost in space
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:su pretty in pink, basic grey, ww
INKPADS:ctmh black archival
MARKERS:su pretty i npink, barely banana
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:primas, brads, dimensionals
COLORING MEDIUM (if any):none

Friday, June 26, 2009

FF Silhouette Blues

Happy Friday! I hope you are going to have a fun filled weekend ahead of you. We are going to RELAX and I am so thankful. Today's Friday Focus over on the Flourishes newsletter is brought to us by the Lovely Leslie. She is focusing on Silhouette images. I pulled out my Spring Ephermals flowers and went with the colors of this dp for my card. I really like how this came together and so fast. Maybe 10 min and that was with the sponging. Gotta love these quick cards. Be sure to check out the other DT's card!

  • Christine

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  • Faith

  • Julie

  • Latisha

  • Laura

  • Leslie

  • Be sure to check in tomorrow, its the first day of Sneak Peeks for Clear Dollar Stamps July new sets. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Wednesday, June 24, 2009

    FIL Birthday Stitches

    I made this card for my FIL birthday that was yesterday. He likes the cards that I make and that says a lot coming from him.
    I used the Motorcycle Mania set from Clear Dollar Stamps. These bikes are so cool for guy card. I also used my copics for the first time this week. I am slowly learning how they work. But yes... I caved and I got some. hee hee Now lets hope I don't totally mess them up. lol I added a little faux stitching along the side and done.
    See you back here Friday for Flourishes Friday Focus. Thanks for stopping by!

    ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:motorcycle mania, birthday wishes
    CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:su pacific point, ww, choc chip
    INKPADS:memento tuxedo black
    MARKERS:copics, b21,b23,e25,e21,su yoyo yellow, real red
    ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:piercing, dimensionals, brad
    COLORING MEDIUM (if any):none
    SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):faux stitching

    Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    Check out Women to Women

    Lori McCroskey from Clear Dollar Stamps is being featured with an interview on Women to Women: Sharing Jesus. Lori has a great interview and at the end of the interview you have a chance to win some Clear Dollar Stamps.
    Be sure to read the interview and be blessed with what Lori shares. Have a great day!

    Monday, June 22, 2009

    I'm back, sketch for you and a reveal

    Its Monday and the start of our summer vacation. First I have a lot of info for you today, so lets start with... We just got back from the beach and had a wonderful time. We have gone the last 8 years to the same place and we love it. My big news is we saw a whale. FINALLY... I have always wanted to see a shark or whale jump up out of the ocean while we sit on the beach and each year nothing. THIS year we saw a whale. He didn't jump up or anything but came up for air twice and we saw his back and fin. How cool is that!!! We see seals all the time but this was super cool! We are glad to be home and laundry is almost done thank goodness. haha
    Last weeks card for House Mouse and Friends didn't make it to the blog, sorry, I forgot to send it to Emma. But she will have today's card. I used the same image as last weeks because its new and so darn cute. hee hee This week we have a sketch and sponsor from 2redbananas, you can see the sketch and play along with your chance to win over on the House Mouse and Friends blog.
    Want an awesome reason to stamp and to win some cash for the Flourishes store. Check out the newsletter to see how you can stamp and have it mean something and win some store cash! Flourishes is revealing the new papers and COPIC markers for you today. And yes... I am trying the new markers.... GASP.... Wait till you see what I have made, you might tell me to go back to my SU markers. lol Lots of fun filled stuff this week! Thanks for reading through this page of stuff... Hope you all have a great day!

    Friday, June 19, 2009

    Friday Focus Spellbinders

    Flourishes Friday Focus over on the newsletter today is brought to use by miss Latisha! She is challenging you to use your spellbinders. I kept mine very simple with just one label three spellbinder. I used the new set just released last week Life, love and lemons.
    I thought I would add some strange idea with the side panel... yea I know strange.. But hey its over with now. haha
    Hope you all have a great weekend we should be back here in another day or so. I will catch up on all the blogs when I get home.

    Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    Long neck baby

    Isn't this just the cutest little giraffe. This is a new set that Clear Dollar Stamps released this month. Its called Patchpal animal Giraffe and Patchpal messages. I actually had cut these frames out for another set of cards and it left this frame. I thought it would turn out great into a long and low card. I really love how this turned out. I sponged the frame of the watercolor paper hard to see in the picture. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.
    ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:patchpal message, patchpal animal giraffe
    CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: su barely banana, ww, cert celery
    INKPADS:ctmh black archival
    MARKERS:su barely banana, cert celery
    ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: spellbinder label, brads
    COLORING MEDIUM (if any):none
    SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):none

    Monday, June 15, 2009

    You scream, I scream we all scream for Ice cream

    LOL Waving hi from the Beach in Oregon! Yep I am out of town so this is auto posting I hope. I have a few set up this week, so we will see. This weeks House Mouse and Friends blog challenge is a color challenge. Neapolitan style. That's right Strawberry, Vanilla and Chocolate.
    This is one of the new stamps that the boys got me for Mother's day. DH and I have been working out at home since Dec 26th, 3 nights a week and we are doing so good. The boys thought I would like this stamp. I love it. :0)
    Check out the other awesome cards the girls made over on the blog. I will check back in with everyone when we return. Have a great week!

    Friday, June 12, 2009

    Lights... Camera... In store now!

    This new set was just released seconds ago at Flourishes store along with two other sets. This set is called Patriotism on Parade. Also released was Waterlillies and Life, love and lemons.
    Flourishes is donating a portions of the sales from this set to Wounded Warrior Project. I have to tell you I have been so proud to serve on the Design Team for Flourishes and now I am even more proud. This is so thoughtful of them and I hope you all join us in purchasing this set.
    I used some fun spellbinders for this set and popped the little flag up on dimensionals. Very simple but fun I think.
    We are off to the beach tomorrow for a week. I will have some stuff auto posting and will catch up on blogs when I return as we have no internet at the house we go to. EEK.... but its so relaxing with the family. Have a great week! Hugs...

    Simple, Solid and PROUD..

    Today's set is so true to my heart... First a reminder the Flourishes Power Hour is tonight over in the SCS Forums at 9 PM Central time. Hope to see you there.
    You have a chance at winning this fabulous set today over on the Flourishes newsletter here. This set is called Patriotism on Parade. I stamped the flag on the one layer and colored it. I scored the border with my fiskars and stylus added a few jewels and done. I love this!!!! Our troops are very important to my family and now that my BIL is officially over seas its even more on our minds what they do give up for our protection. This is something that should always be appreciated! Thank you to the families who sacrifice for us at home, just as important! THANK YOU!!!
    Flourishes has a special wrapped around this stamp set. Read here: We know many see the Fourth of July as a day of celebration to honor the United State's independence. But, as many military men and women will tell you - Freedom is not free. In times of war, soldiers come home wounded and are in need of a hand up in life. Having deep ties to our country's military, Flourishes wanted to be a part of the solution. We are proudly donating a portion of the proceeds of our brand new Patriotism on Parade set to the Wounded Warrior Project. It's a not for profit who's mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. We believe in the work they do and we can't wait to support this group's amazing efforts. Please click on www.woundedwarriorproject.org to learn more.
    Be sure to check out the other DT's sneaks and see you tonight. Have a blessed day.

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  • Leslie
  • Thursday, June 11, 2009

    Corner Lemonaide Day two

    Today is day two of Flourishes Sneak Peeks for the June sets. You still have time to win ALL Three of the June sets by playing along with us here.
    Today you can win the Life Love and Lemons set by heading on over to the Flourishes newsletter.
    Yes another Easy breezy card for you today. I stamped the tops of the Lemon Topiary from this set and popped up the sentiment. I liked coloring the leaves two different greens, makes for a great look I think. The DT have awesome sneaks for you too. Check them out.
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  • Julie

  • Latisha

  • Laura

  • Leslie

  • Thanks for looking and see you tomorrow for another sneak and don't forget Flourishes Power Hour is tomorrow night at 9PM Central time. Hope to see you there!

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009

    Crisp Sneak Peek Day 1

    Today is Flourishes first day of sneak peeks of the new June sets. You can head on over to the Flourishes newsletter for a chance to win the set of the day which is... Waterlillies.
    I went with my favorite crisp clean feeling and used a sentiment and the flowers from this set. I like how this turned out a little bit of bling some ribbon and voila its finished. Easy breezy if you know what I mean. hee hee Check out all the DT's sneaks :

  • Christine

  • Cindy

  • Faith

  • Julie

  • Latisha

  • Laura

  • Leslie

  • Don't forget you have a chance to win ALL THREE of the new sets by playing along with us here. We are changing up the release party. Join is for Flourishes Power Hour. It's our fast paced summer release party over at the Flourishes Forum on Splitcoast! We know you
    all love to be outside and have more family comittments - but we don't want
    you to miss out on the fun! So join us for an hour of reveals, games, chat and
    fun! The party starts at 9 PM Central on Friday, June 12th!
    See you tomorrow with another new sneak peek! Have a great day.

    Monday, June 8, 2009

    MMM Lets here it for the Red White and Blue..

    That saying just makes me feel great, how about you? :0) Today's House Mouse and Friends blog challenge is brought to us by little ole me... Stacy My challenge is Red, White and Blue. Any shades of those colors, any theme... I used this adorable HM stamp since they are wrapped in the flag. I used a ton of gold star brads to fill the stars that come on the stamp image itself. I love how it turned out, super cute and simple.
    I hope you can play along with us! Thanks for coming by to see me! Have a great day!

    Friday, June 5, 2009

    Easy Breezy Lemon Squeezy

    Happy Friday! Today brings you to a fun filled weekend I hope. I know I plan on soaking up as much of the sun and relaxing I can.
    Today Flourishes newsletter brings you.. making easy breezy lemon squeezy cards! When warm weather hits, many of us want to be outside and having some fun in the sun, but we can’t give up our love of card making! This challenge is all about making simple cards with a summer time flair.

    So, join us! Make an easy breezy card and either leave a comment on the Flourishes Newsletter HERE or upload to SCS using the keyword fllcjune. If you play along you could win all three of our new releases to be unveiled starting next Wednesday! The deadline to enter is Friday, June 12th at 5 PM Eastern.
    We'll announce the lucky winner during our release party. Check out the other DT's Easy Breezy creations...

  • Christine

  • Cindy

  • Faith

  • Julie

  • Latisha

  • Laura

  • Leslie

  • Now how cool is that! I hope you get to play along with us. For my card I went with this awesome paper from Basic Grey called Sultry. I have one of the new ribbon slides that Flourishes is now carrying on my card with some bling. Now how easy is that the only stamping was the sentiment. Done in about 10 min. Now I can handle that. hee hee Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

    Wednesday, June 3, 2009

    Bottom barrel

    This is a new set from Clear Dollar Stamps that was just released on Monday June 1st called Lean on me Charlie. You can find this over at the CDS Store.
    I actually took the sentiment and changed it to read barrel. This is actually suppose to say Heart. Its is from the CDS set called Words of Gratitude. I thought this sounded cute with the barrels he is leaning on.
    Be sure to check out all the other new releases that Clear Dollar Stamps have they are so fun. Lots of the men in your life as well. See you back here on Friday for the pre-release challenge from Flourishes. Have a great day.
    ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Lean on me Charlie, Words of gratitude
    CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:su really rust, chocolate chip, ww
    INKPADS:ctmh black archival
    MARKERS:su creamy caremel, basic black, really rust
    ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:spellbinders border, brads, dimensionals, stylus
    COLORING MEDIUM (if any):none
    SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):none

    Monday, June 1, 2009

    MMM Celebrate Love...

    Happy Monday! I hope that you all enjoyed a nice relaxing family filled weekend. Ours was wonderful and too short. This weeks House Mouse and Friends blog challenge is brought to us by Mary. Her challenge is to make an Anniversary or wedding card.
    I kept mine very simple and can be for either event. I got the idea of shining the moon down on them from my friend Deborah. Thanks girlie... I like how this turned out. Very clean and crisp... yes just my style I know... I know...
    But you have to go with what you like and works for you. That is why we have such a variety of stamping styles out there.
    I hope you get to join us this week in the challenge! We have a sponsor this week to, so check out the details and the DT cards!
    Don't forget Clear Dollar Stamps New RELEASES for June are here now!
    Have a great day!