Monday, November 30, 2009

The Final Day of Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks!

It's the final day of Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks! I have a lot to show you, so let's get to lookin'!

My first sneak uses a couple of stamps called The Cross and Petite Cross, plus it uses Prayer Card from yesterday's sneaks. The sentiment says it all. This would make such a great gift for any prayer warrior, and when the box is empty it can be use for more prayer cards or something else.
Stamps: The Cross, Petite Cross, Prayer Card
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Baja Breeze, Regal Rose
Paper: Basic Grey Lemonade dp, vanilla
Accessories: Labels 8 Nestabilities, sponge, box, burgundy rhinestones, dimensionals

My second sneak is with the adorable Oliver Ostrich and It's been a Long Time. It's he cute? He would be fun to use to make little checking in on you kind of cards.
Stamps: Oliver Ostrich, It's been a Long Time
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Creamy Caramel
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Neenah Solar White, Kraft
Accessories: Labels 4 Nestabilities, dimensionals, sponge, yellow button, caramel gingham ribbon, paper piercer
Copics: E43, E57, E37, Y17

My third sneak is from the Patchpal line called Patchpal Angel, Patch Heart, Patch Star, and You're an Angel. She's just as adorable as the rest of the line, isn't she?!

Stamps: Patchpal Angel, Patch Star, Patch Heart, You're an Angel
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Ridinghood Red, Barely Banana
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils & gamsol, Argyle embossing folder, dimensionals, silver cord, oval cutter, heart die, Incicles Stickles

My final sneak is of the awesome December Stamp of the Month called Critter Log! When you see this, you're going to want it! Normally you'd have to spend $50 to get this amazing little set, but Lori is giving it to you when you spend $30! Can you believe that?!?! How easy is that?!?!
Stamps: Critter Log-DEC SOM
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Sahara Sand, K&C Company Citronella dp, Prism White
Accessories: dew drops, window punch, corner rounder
Copics: E29, E57, YR20, E21, YG06, Y38, W-3, W-5

Now go check out the rest of the DT's goodies, and then make out your lists: Trudy, Katie, Sarah, Shawne, Angela, Nancy, Linda, Laurie, Candy, Tricia, Kim,Stacy, Tori

ALL of the sneaks you've seen over the last 4 days will be available for purchase TOMORROW, December 1st at Clear Dollar Stamps! I'm so glad you came by ;D

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek Day 3

Wooohooooo, it's Day 3 of Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks, so we are getting closer and closer to release day! I have 3 sneaks to show you, and I am in love with all of the stamps that were used to make them.

The first sneak was made with a stamp called Sneaky Snake. Isn't he a fun little guy?! As soon as my son saw it, he wanted to use it. 'Oh, cool! I love snakes!', was his response.
Stamps: Sneaky Snake
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils & gamsol, Chocolate ribbon (from CDS), Tiny Mosaic embossing folder, corner rounder, metal-edge tag, buttons, thread
Copics: E21, E37, R85, colorless blender

My second sneak is from my absolute favorite verse that I cling to daily, Luke 1:37. It's actually on my email signature, it's so important to me. I know that I may not be able to do something, but if I trust in God, He sure can do things through me.
Stamps: Luke 1:37
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, Old Olive, SU dp
Accessories: So Saffron brads, Labels 4 Nestabilities

My final sneak is another MUST HAVE! This stamp is called Prayer Card. It is a wonderful way to remind those that you love that you're praying for them. I made this little book to take to Bible Study, so that I can write down prayer requests. I plan to make a bunch for the ladies as well.
Stamps: Prayer Card, Christmas Scriptures
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: K&C Company dp, computer paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Labels 9 Nestabilities, Bind-it-All system, lime ribbon, sponge, rhinestone brad, black chipboard

Go check out the rest of the fabulous DT's creations with today's sneaks: Trudy, Katie, Sarah, Shawne, Angela, Nancy, Linda, Laurie, Candy, Tricia, Stacy, Tori

Tomorrow's the last day of sneak peeks, so just a couple more days to wait until you can purchase all of the fun stamps you've seen at Clear Dollar Stamps! Come back tomorrow ;D

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek Day 2

It's Day 2 of Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks, and I sure hope you've been inspired! I again, have a couple of wonderful stamps to show you, so let's get started!

My first sneak was done with one of my favorites called Chubby Chickadee and What a Tweet. That little chick is so darn cute and can be colored in so many different ways, as you'll soon see when checking out all of the other DT's sneaks. So do you like my little treat holder? I thought it was just too fitting. A little Hershey bar fits in there perfectly!
Stamps: Chubby Chickadee, What a Tweet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kraft, Summer Sun, Neenah Solar White, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: window punch, Scallop Circle & circle punches, orange ribbon
Copics: Y17, Y38, YR68

My last sneak of the day was made with this MUST HAVE set called Quick Lists, and is a set of 8 for only $7.99. I LOVE this set, because it has such versatility! I made a 'Honey Do' list (it will be filled with fun things for my man to do when he gets home from deployment, hehe). This was so fast and easy to make and will end up on my fridge, so that Jim will see it every time he reaches in there to grab the milk {giggle}.
Stamps: Quick Lists
Ink: Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: corner rounder, Post-its, screw brads, whole punches, magnets
*you can get the screw brads at CDS too!

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's sneaks: Trudy, Katie,Sarah, Shawne, Angela, Nancy, Linda, Laurie, Candy, Tricia, Kim, Stacy, Tori

All that you have seen will be available for purchase on December 1st from Clear Dollar Stamps! Be sure to stop by tomorrow, because. . .you guessed it. . .I'll have more to show you ;D

Friday, November 27, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek Day 1

Happy Black Friday! I trust everyone in America had a wonderful Thanksgiving, but can you believe we are at the end of the month already? Boy, the older I get, the faster the months go, lol. Since it is the end of the month, it's time for some Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks! I have a couple of stamps to show you, and they are all great for making fun and fast items.

My first sneak features the stamps Mr. Spike and You Make Me Smile. I just love this bulldog, and all the fun you could have with him. We almost got a little dog like him once, but it ended up not working out.
Stamps: Mr. Spike, You Make Me Smile
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Pets Stack DCWV, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: corner rounder, buttons, Labels 8 Nestabilities, turquoise ribbon, sponge, linen thread, Tempting Turquoise marker
Copics: W-1, E57, E29, colorless blender

My last sneak of the day is with the these two adorable stamps Teeny T-Rex and Something to Roar About. I decided to make a little set of stationary for my son. Along with the stationary, I made some stickers with sticker sheets and punches for the envelopes. These were so quick and easy!
Stamps: Teeny T-Rex, Something to Roar About
Ink: Always Artichoke, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Accessories: circle punches, Always Artichoke & Certainly Celery markers, sticker sheet

If you want to see more fun stuff made with these sets and many more check out the uber talented DT: Trudy, Katie, Sarah, Shawne, Angela, Nancy, Linda, Laurie, Candy, Tricia, Kim, Stacy, Tori

These will be available on December 1st at Clear Dollar Stamps, but there is still more to see! Be sure to come back tomorrow to see more sneaks!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Color Dare

Since we've taken the week off of school, I thought I would be more productive. Let's just say I'm typing this in my jammies. . .at almost noon, lol. Don't judge me, I did make a card. After this fun, I will dress and probably start pulling down Christmas decorations. I love decorating for Christmas!

This card is for the Color Dare challenge. The colors this week are So Saffron, Soft Suede, and Real Red. What a pretty combo, right? For some reason this week, I've been pulling out some of my first loves from Clear Dollar Stamps. This set, Winter Eskimo, is another that I just fell in love with over there, and so I was reminiscent as I inked it up.
Stamps: Winter Eskimo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Soft Suede
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Soft Suede, Real Red, So Saffron dp
Accessories: Copics, circle cutter, Snowflakes embossing folder, So Saffron ribbon, Tiny Tags die, sponge, dimensionals, antique brass brad

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks start at the end of this week, so be sure to head back here to see some new goodies!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Card Patterns

I love the sketches over at Card Patterns and this is for sketch #42. The last couple of post I've had have featured this adorable snowman set. It was one of the first sets I had bought from Clear Dollar Stamps. It was the beginning of a wonderful love affair, lol! As you can tell, it's still one of my absolute favs!
Stamps: Snowman Wishes (CDS)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, Jolly by Golly Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: circle cutters, Large Scallop Circle Nestabilities, window punch, Snow White Flower Soft, white gel pen, dew drops, shaker card pouch (from the wonderful Grace)
*all things in blue can be purchased at Clear Dollar Stamps

Some Daddy Doll Pics

It's finally starting to feel a bit like Fall around here, and our tree out front is turning a lovely shade of dark red. I love the time of year when the leaves change. Most other places have already had this change, but here in southern GA we are starting to really see it and feel it. A while back, my bff Christi, sent me the most adorable photo album for adventures with the Daddy Doll. It came about because we had discussed how are kids could take these dolls with them anywhere they wanted to act like Dad was a part of things. My kids do some crazy things with theirs. Every night my daughter asks hers if it would like to snuggle her. Last night she made me laugh so hard when she had a staring contest with it. She was giggling like crazy at the idea! My son is forever wrestling his and doing flying elbows on it. Oh how different they are.

Yesterday we took 'Daddy' out to see the pretty leaves on the tree. Here are the results and the first pics for our 'Adventures with Daddy Doll' book.
As you can tell, my son was having a hard time containing his laughter.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Couple of Challenges

I should really be doing some sort of housework, but I just don't feel like it. So, instead I thought I would boost my spirits with a little card making ;) I made this card for 2 different challenges. It fits the sketch over at Card Patterns and is a winter theme for the Penny Black Challenge. I also couldn't resist using more of my awesome RAK paper from Lisa.
Stamps: Snowman Wishes (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Paper: RAK dp, Sahara Sand, Prism White, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Copics, red buttons, linen thread, Snowflake 1 Nestabilities, circle cutter, sponges, Sparkle Fibers Snowdrift, dimensionals

Friday, November 20, 2009

Clearly Inspired Challenge #2

It's that time again. . .time for the Clearly Inspired Challenge over at Clearly iStamp. This week's challenge was a sketch challenge. I chose to flip the sketch and use this super cute set called Meowy Christmas that is a new November release. I've had so much fun with this set, and yes, I colored this one like a Siamese too. I know, sad that I enjoy my cat as much as I do. I can seriously picture my cat, Nik, doing this exact same thing, while my dog just barked to get him out of there, lol.
Stamps: Meowy Christmas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Sahara Sand, Real Red, Prism White, christmas dp
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils & gamsol, red brads, Chocolate Ribbon, Oval Nestabilities, Polar White Flower Soft
*all things in red can be purchased at Clear Dollar Stamps

I have to put a shout out to my sweet friend, Lisa. She sent me a super fun RAK of paper, and I used it today! Soooo cute, right. She totally brightened my day by sending me this awesome paper, so I just had to use it right away.

Okay, now that you've checked out all the DT's samples using this sketch, let's see what you've got up your sleeve. Remember, you only have a week to participate to be eligible for the prize being offered. You don't have to use Clear Dollar Stamps, but if you've got them why not show them some love. I can't wait to see what you make!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Fun Ornament

I'm not showing a card today, but I am going to show an ornament! I know that Thanksgiving is still a week away, but I just love Christmas. I don't do well at receiving gifts, but I do enjoy giving them. My mother lives with us and she works retail, so we don't plan on going anywhere. I know this disappoints my in-laws, but I just can't leave my mother home alone. That would be very sad I'm sure.

This ornament or wall hanging was made with the newly released Jolly Joy set from Clear Dollar Stamps. I colored it with Prismacolors, which I have grown to dearly love! I'm hoping I'll actually get a chance to participate in some color challenges this week, so I may have more to show. It's been a crazy week of school and other responsibilities.
Stamps: Jolly Joy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Glorious Green
Paper: Real Red textured, Prism White
Accessories: Large Square Scallop Nestabilities, Prismacolor Pencils & gamsol, Icicle Stickles, Turquoise Stickles & Pewter Liquid Pearls, Green Striped ribbon, sponge
*all things in green can be purchased at Clear Dollar Stamps

Right now Spellbinders & Bind-it-all products are 20% off at Clear Dollar Stamps from Nov. 17-25! That's a great savings! Go HERE to get the code for this awesome savings.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

OWH Blog Hop Winner of my Candy is. . . .

True Random Number Generator 56
Which was Stampindragon who said:

"I love that tank stamp and need it.....one of my sons is a "Tanker". I LOVE both of the sets you are offering. Hard to pick my favorite vet as my grandfather (that I never knew as he passed away when mom was 12) was in the Army and my father is retired Air Force and my DH is Retired Navy (guess I would have to say he is my fav - LOL!) and now both of my sons are in the Army - 1 currently in Iraq. Thanks for all that all of you do for our guys and gals in the armed forces.

Cynthia Ferenz
stampindragon@verizon.net
Fredericksburg, VA
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers"

Congratulations and I'll be in touch with you shortly!

Don't forget to make those Operation Write Home cards!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Operation Write Home Blog Hop!

Hello! This posting is for the Operation Write Home Blog Hop. You'll want to start there if you just stumbled upon my post, because there are a lot of hops in this blog hop. . .over 75! A lot of those blogs have goodies to give away, so you'll want to make sure you get to all of them.

Operation Write Home is a wonderful organization with this mission: "To support our nation's armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them."

That warms my heart, especially since my man is deployed right now! I've sent several boxes of cards to this group and hearing about how they are received is very emotional. If you've never made anything for Operation Write Home, I would highly encourage you to do so. You don't have to send hundreds. . .even 1 is good and appreciated. Right now they are looking for some Valentine cards, so this is what I came up with.

Stamps: Tanks, Tanking of You on Your Special Day (Hambo Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Ridinghood Red dp
Accessories: Old Olive, Real Red, & Sahara Sand markers, silver brads, brown ribbon, hearts & brackets die, Diamond Plate embossing Folder

That's not all, folks! I also have some candy to give to celebrate this fun hop! I am offering up these 2 awesome patriotic sets from Clear Dollar Stamps called Colonial Carvings & Liberty along with 2 yards each of blue and red twine. All you have to do is leave me a comment,
and follow me if you want. . .it's that easy! I'd love to hear about your favorite Veteran ;D This candy will be open until the end of the day. So, come back tomorrow to see if you won!Your next stop in the hop is going to be to Donna's blog! She is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator with something fun to show you, so get to hoppin' after you leave me a comment!


Monday, November 9, 2009

Deployment Mug

Every time my husband deploys we make him a coffee travel mug. It has become tradition as this is now his third 'Deployment Mug'. We will be sending it in the package tomorrow, and it is part of his Christmas present but he knows he's getting it. He always gets very excited about them. This time I decided to do a little something different. Usually, I make them somewhat sentimental. The first one was just of the kids, and the second one was of him and the kids. He asked if this one could have all 4 of us on there, and after seeing what Christi did with the Storytime dp, I just couldn't resist making this. (btw, she sent me that adorable sketch book!) video

Anyone for Dominoes?

We played a lot of dominoes when we first moved here to Columbus. We didn't have furniture for 3 months, but we did have a few board games. When I received this set called Railroad Memories, it really did bring back memories of all the dominoes we played. This set is a new November release for Clear Dollar Stamps.
Stamps: Railroad Memories
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green, Yoyo Yellow
Paper: Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White, Glorious Green
Accessories: crystal lacquer, ticket punch, corner rounder, red ribbon, sponge, Scor-Pal, dimensionals, circle punch

Debbie's Blog Candy

Wow, that is some blog candy! Head on over to Debbie's to see a list of all the goodies!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Clearly Inspired Challenge #1

Today is the very first Clearly Inspired Challenge going on every other Friday at Clearly iStamp. You certainly don't want to miss out, because there will be a prize for one random winner! This weeks challenge is called 'Give Me 5', which is just focusing on the number 5 since it is Clear Dollar Stamp's 5th birthday. That can be interpreted however you see fit; 5 embellishments, 5 stamped images, 5 layers, or whatever else you can dream up.

I chose to use the newly released Jolly Joy set, and stamp 5 ornaments. I used my Jolly by Golly paper and colored with Prismacolor Pencils & gamsol.
Stamps: Jolly Joy (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Ruby Red, Prism White, Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils & gamsol, sponge, silver cord, Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, So Saffron ribbon, Pewter Liquid Pearls, corner rounder

You don't have to have Clear Dollar Stamps to play along, but we would LOVE to see you show them off. Please come join us for the fun. We can't wait to see what you make ;D

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Card Pattern Color Dare

I'm on a roll today! I actually had a spare 30 minutes to sit and make a couple of cards for challenges, hence my second post in ONE day! I made this one for the Card Patterns challenge and the Color Dare challenge. We had to use the colors Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, and Whisper White, which I love. I pulled out a set from Clear Dollar Stamps that was new to the store last year, but new to me this year. I just love this little set called Charlie Snowhorse.
Stamps: Charlie Snowhorse
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Retro Christmas dp, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede
Accessories: circle cutters, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Snowflakes 1 Nestabilities, sponge, silver cord, white brads, dimensionals, White Sparkly Fluff, Bermuda Bay & Creamy Caramel markers

A Mojo Throwdown

I saw the colors for the Color Throwdown this week and the sketch from the Mojo Monday Challenge blogs, and knew I needed to make something. The colors for CTD #67 are Soft Sky, Always Artichoke, Dusty Durango, and Kraft. I thought these were perfect Fall colors, so I brought out my Patchpal Scarecrow from Clear Dollar Stamps and colored him with my Prismacolors.
Stamps: Patchpal Scarecrow (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze
Paper: Kraft, Soft Sky dp, Always Artichoke dp, Dusty Durango ,Prism White
Accessories: Large Scallop & Large Octagon Nestabilities, Prismacolor Pencils, sponge, white button, Dusty Durango ribbon, linen thread, paper piercer, corner punch

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It's a Birthday Celebration for CDS!

It's Clear Dollar Stamps 5th Birthday, and to celebrate they want to give YOU something! Head on over to Lori's blog to get all the details of how you could win the stamp set of your choice! You don't want to miss this celebration going on today until Nov. 5th!