Sunday, June 27, 2010

Praying for You

This is just a quick post to show you a couple of individual stamps that Clear Dollar Stamps introduced this month. The one is called Flying Dove, and the sentiment is just 'Praying for You'. Both are great and inexpensive. I tried second generation stamping, but I'm not as happy with the results.
CDS Stamps: Flying Dove & Praying for You
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Pretty Porcelain, Billowing Clouds, Neenah Solar White (all from CDS)
Copics: R000, Y21
Accessories: ticket punch, Fancy Tags Trio Nestabilities, dimensionals, rhinestones, Pretty Porcelain ribbon (CDS)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Train up a child. . .

Hello all, I hope you're having a wonderful day. I just wanted to show you a card from a wonderful Clear Dollar Stamps set called Scripture Children. I love these precious silhouettes and the scriptures that go along with them so well.
CDS Stamps: Scripture Children
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Soft Mint, Melon Spice (all from CDS), CC Joy Ride
Accessories: Labels 1 & 2 & Double Ended Tags Nestabilities, sponge, Soft Mint ribbon (CDS), silver brads

Friday, June 25, 2010

Mushroom Whimsey

I'm going to show you a couple of samples from the great Mushroom Whimsey set from Clear Dollar Stamps. These mushrooms are great because there is a couple of patterned stamps to fill the cap or you could just color it in. My first card uses one of the patterns, and I adorned it with some little colorful beads.
CDS Stamps: Mushroom Whimsey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze
Paper: Ripe Olive, Hot Cocoa, Worn Parchment (all from CDS), buttercream, BG Sugar Rush
Copics: E21, E00, R20, R32
Accessories: distressor, buttons, linen thread, scallop edge punch, small beads

This second card uses a couple of the small shapes to make a pattern on the cap and then it is colored in with Copics.
CDS Stamps: Mushroom Whimsey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Hot Cocoa, Mello Moss
Paper: Pineapple Twist, Hot Cocoa (both from CDS), buttercream, CC Earth Love
Copics: YR02, Y21, E29
Accessories: EK Success Border punch, dimensionals

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Family is Coming!

My brother and his wife and kids will be here in a few hours. They will be staying for a couple of days on their move from FL up to IL. While that means we won't live as close to each other any more, I'm excited for them that they will be closer to my sister-in-law's family. This card was made for my nephew, because he had a birthday a few months back and we had hoped to be there to celebrate it with him but it just didn't work out. I made it to go along with the ColourQ challenge. We were supposed to use Ridinghood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, and Bordering Blue, but I opted not to use the Pumpkin Pie.
Stamps: Little Loveosaurus (MFT)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo distress ink
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety, Neenah Solar White, unknown blue
Accessories: Labels 4 & Large Labels Nestabilities, Fresh Cut Grass Die-namics, sponge, dimensionals, candy dots

This was made for my niece's graduation. Yup, she graduated high school and will be off to college next year. My how fast they grow!
Stamps: Graduation Cap (CDS)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: May KI Kit (TE)
Accessories: Copics, chipboard owl, file

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TE Blast From the Past June Blog Hop

I participated last month, and thought it was so much fun that I would do it again! It's such a fun way to go around and see all of the wonderful things that people make with Taylored Expressions stamps. As you know, I'm kind of a big fan, lol.

The challenge to the participants this month was a color challenge. The colors were red, yellow, mossy green, and light blue. I used my recent June Key Ingredients Kit along with my Branching Out set to come up with this little number. I did a lot of distressing, because I just love that look. The white crocheted ribbon is even distressed with a sponge and ink!
Once again, I went ahead and did some slight decorations to the inside. That little finishing touch is something I have really fallen in love with.
Stamps: Branching Out
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Paper: June KI Kit featuring Fly a Kite from October Afternoon
Accessories: crocheted ribbon, sponge, Labels 4 Nestabilities, Argyle & Swiss Dots embossing folders, dimensionals, buttons, Copics, scallop edge punch ribbon from the June KI Kit

Now just keep on hopping to see some other talented ladies show off some TE goodness!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mojo Monday 144

I told you I would be back with some Clear Dollar Stamps goodness :D I'm showing you one of the recently released digital images from over at CDS, called Firecracker Bugs. This digi set comes with 2 images and several sentiments. Aren't those little ants that Laurie designed adorable?!

I used the Mojo Monday sketch. That pretty bright blue paper I used is called Still Waters and is from the Clearly Coordinating Collection over at CDS. For those of you that don't know, CDS has their own line of papers now! The dp I used is from Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety paper, because I seem to be obsessed with it, lol.
Here's a close up of the mass amounts of glitter I used on this image. I mean c'mon, the sentiment even talks about sparkle so I HAD to use lots of sparkle ;}
CDS Image Used: Firecracker Bugs
Ink: Night of Navy, Vintage Photo distress ink
Paper: Still Waters (CDS), Neenah Solar White, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety dp
Accessories: Copics, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, oval punch, rhinestones, sponges

I'm a little late

I was gone all last week, hanging out with my bff, Christi, and her family in Panama City. When I got back, I was greeted by one of the latest Cuppie sets from Taylored Expressions called Udderly Sweet. I'm from Nebraska, so as soon as I saw this set I knew it was a 'must have'. I ended up making this card for my dad who lives in Iowa, because tomorrow is his birthday. Yup, and I just sent the card out today, so I'm thinking it won't get there in time. This is where the hilarious sentiment 'Oh Crop' comes in, hehe. I think he'll like it.
Stamps: Udderly Sweet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo distress ink
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety, Buttercream, unknown green
Accessories: Copics, corner rounder, sponge, circle punch, veggie brads

I'm hoping to get a little more crafting in today. I have some more digi images from Clear Dollar Stamps that I want to show you ;D

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gone Fishing Birthday Gift Card Holder

I just love these images from the Clear Dollar Stamps set called Gone Fishing. They are perfect for masculine cards. I made a gift card holder with this image. I don't have a tutorial, but it seems pretty self explanatory. If you have questions, just ask ;D
Here's an inside view. It closes with a velcro closure.
CDS Stamps: Gone Fishing
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo distress ink
Paper: Mossy Woods, Pineapple Twist, Neenah Solar White (all from CDS)
Accessories: Prismacolor & gamsol, Labels 4 & Large Labels Nestabilities, Forest Branches embossing folder, sponge, Cherry Go Round ribbon (CDS), velcro, circle punch, antique brads

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Taylored Expressions June Key Ingredients Kit Release & Special Offer!

It's Key Ingredients time over at Taylored Expressions, and Taylor has some exciting news for current & new kit subscribers! I'll get to that in a bit, but first let me share a few things I made with my June Kit. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE me some Key Ingredients kits. It's something I look forward to every month. The kits are each filled with paper and ribbon and enough embellishments to make a ton of cards and have pieces to spare. My creative juices always get to flowing as soon as one of these kits show up. One of the best parts of the kit (other than all of the fun goodies inside and all the potential to get me creating like a mad lady), is that as a subscriber you get a special 10% discount along with free shipping once a month. Who doesn't love discounts and free shipping?!

We were challenged this month to come up with our own flower embellishments, and as you can tell I went a little crazy with my 3 cards :} This first card shows some of the paper embellishments that come in the June kit. There are buttons and ribbon, and those yummy paper flowers & stems. I used my Branching Out set for the sentiment and the clouds are from the Branching Out Coordinates.
Stamps: Branching Out & Branching Out Coordinates
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tea Stain Distress Ink
Paper: June KI Kit
Accessories: June KI Kit, sponge, window punch

As you can see, all you need to add is a set (if you want) and some tape & ink. Everything else is provided for you to make what you need!

My next card uses the Downtown Diva set. This time I used a punch, an embossing folder, and some sponging, and voila!
I used some of the patterned paper in the set to make my flower, and it was such an easy way to make my own embellishment.
Stamps: Downtown Diva
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tea Stain Distress Ink, Baja Breeze
Paper: June KI Kit
Accessories: June KI Kit, flower punch (SU), sponge, D'Vine Swirls & Swiss Dots embossing folders, Copics

My last card uses the same set: Downtown Diva. This time to make my flower I used one of the patterns in the dp and cut around it to make my flower. I sponged up the flower and added some stickles to the flowers on the dp.
Stamps: Downtown Diva
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Paper: June KI Kit
Accessories: June KI Kit, sponge, Cuttlebug tags, Xmas Red Stickles, dimensionals

In closing, I'm a HUGE fan of the TE Key Ingredients Kits. They are often a 'go to' staple for my crafting, and I know that without fail it will show up on my doorstep around the same time every month. That AND I get a 10% discount with free shipping during that time of the month every month too!

As if you were enticed enough, Taylor is offering up a deal that you just can't refuse. Here's the PROMOTION:

"Any new or current subscriber who purchases or extends a subscription for 6 months between June 15th - 19th will receive a FREE Taylored Expressions stamp set (designed by Taylor herself!) upon completion of the 6 month term."

So if you want to subscribe to the Key Ingredients go HERE. If you want to go to the website to learn more go HERE.

Now why don't you go check out the Baker's Dozen and their awesome samples with the June Kit:

And Friends:

CDS Digital Release Day!

It's time for the month's Clear Dollar Stamps Digital releases! CDS has several fun and wonderful images to choose from, and I get to show you a couple. This first one is calledFirecracker Bugs. I'm showing you just one of the images that comes in this set, but Laurie has certainly designed a darling set of little patriotic bugs for you to use. Images: Firecracker Bugs
Paper: Pebbles Treestone dp, Still Waters (CDS), Neenah Solar White
Copics: C1, C5, C7, E31, E33, E37, R27, B29, Y21, Y23
Accessories: distressor, gold brads

My last sample for you is from the set called Let Freedom Ring. This set comes with 2 flag images and several sentiments. This one for sure makes me feel so patriotic, and I know just who I will send it to.

Images: Let Freedom Ring

Ink: Vintage Photo distress ink
Paper: Kraft, Deep Sea & Pucker Up (CDS), Neenah Solar White
Copics: R59, B97, E31, E33
Accessories: sponge, Scallop edge punch, gold pen, Labels 12 Nestabilities, mini gold brads, fibers, Stylized Flowers embossing folder

There are several more digi sets to see so head on over to Lori's blog and then these DT members to ooooohhh, and aaaaahhhh over their work: Sarah, Linda, Vicki, Laurie, Lisa, andTricia

When you're done there, head to Clear Dollar Stamps to make your purchases!

Monday, June 14, 2010

You're So Tweet

I just have a fun bright card to share with you today. This was made with the Stamp of the Month from Clear Dollar Stamps, which means it's FREE if you buy $50 worth of stuff over at the shop. This sweet set is called A Tweet Hello. It's such a great little set, and you can't beat free!
CDS Stamps: A Tweet Hello June SOM
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Neenah Solar White, BG Green at Heart
Copics: RV06, RV04, C1, C3, Y02, YR07, YG95, YG06
Accessories: Lime Juice ribbon (CDS), lime green brads

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Who's that Geek?

Happy Sunday! As soon as I saw this set called Who's that Geek Guy? over at MFT, I knew it had to be mine. I am married to a geek of all geeks, hehe, and I love it! He is playing his World of Warcraft game right now, sitting at the computer in his vintage Atari shirt. Don't get me wrong. . .he's an active guy who loves to play baseball, but he LOVES his video games too. Oh, and did I mention that he is a major comic book collector as well? Yes, that's right, my Mr. Right collects comic books. So much so, that yesterday he had bought a computer cataloging system for his comic books. While he was in Iraq, I went into our local comic book shop every month to purchase the titles that he collected and read. The guy at the comic shop is my facebook friend, hehe. But I love my man, and I love that he's MY geek :D

I made this for him for Father's Day. Here are a couple of challenges it qualifies for:

CCEE -- One for the Males
C.R.A.F.T. #54-- Father's Day / Men's card
Stamps: Who's That Geek Guy?
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Craft White
Paper: Intense Teal, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Neenah Solar White, black dp
Accessories: white embossing powder, circle cutters, Diamond Plate embossing folder, Copics

Tomorrow I'm headed down to see my BFF Christi! She's vacationing in Panama City for the next few days, so I don't want to miss out on an opportunity to see her. I've got a few posts scheduled for while I'm gone, so I may not be here but I'll still be posting!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Some Friday Morning Stamping

Happy Friday! I've been busy working away at a few things that I can't show you until next week, but in the midst of all of that I did make a card for a few challenges. I love this little Pure Innocence Girl called Beach Bum from MFT. She was made for several challenges:

Crafty Creations # 71 -- Child's Play
Our Creative Corner #19 -- sketch
As you can see I decorated ANOTHER inside to another card. I am really enjoying doing that. I ended up using my May Key Ingredients Kit from Taylored Expressions. May's kit came with these beautiful papers and the rub-ons I used. I love my TE KI kits :D
Stamps: PI Beach Bum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo distress ink
Paper: KI kit from TE, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Large Scallops Dienamics from MFT, sponge, KI kit from TE

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Weekly Stamp Club with the Pixie Cottage Challenge

Well, I've slowed down on the card making a bit, even though there are a TON of challenges I want to do. Who knows, maybe I'll find some more time this afternoon after a few errands. Here's my card for the day and it's for the Weekly Stamp Club over at MFT. The challenge was an 'Earth Girl' challenge to keep it earthy. I figured how much more earthy can you get than using the WTG Goes Green set along with my BG Origins paper pack. I don't know about you, but it makes me want to go and recycle something ;)

I also used the Pixie Cottage sketch from their challenge this week. What a great sketch.
On top of all of that, I even decorated the inside of the card. I NEVER do that, but I really like the look. I may have to do that more often.
Stamps: WTG Goes Green
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Hot Cocoa
Paper: Garden Green (SU), Neenah Solar White, BG Origins dp
Accessories: Copics, Fresh Cut Grass Dienamics (MFT), crocheted flower, buttons

Okay, now I really need to run a few errands. Have a wonderful afternoon!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hang in There. . .It's almost the weekend

It's almost the weekend. All though I'm not looking for time to fly who doesn't love the weekend?! Today is a little busier than yesterday, but I may surprise myself and come up with a few cards. I used another one of Laurie's adorable digital images from the Doodle Pantry called Hang In There. This digi set come with a couple of images and several sentiments. As I mentioned yesterday, she has a great sketch challenge with a prize just for participating AND a chance to win some really great candy on top of your freebie for playing. Go HERE for details.

This card was made for a couple of challegnes:

ColourQ #36 -- So Saffron, Sage Shadow, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip

Images: Hang in There
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Earth Love Cosmo Cricket dp, Birchstone Dark Prism, buttercream
Accessories: sponge, Labels 1 Nestabilities, mini brads, dimensionals, Copics

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I just can't help myself. . .

I've done all the laundry AND we even did school today, so what's with all my motivation, lol?! Well, it wasn't a full day of school, so with summer starting, I have a bit more time. . .obviously ;) I am in LOVE with Laurie's digis over at the Doodle Pantry, and especially her newest releases. This one is called Garden Hose Ants. Isn't it adorable?! She also has her monthly blog challenge going on, where you'll get a free image just for participating. PLUS, she's offering a super sweet candy to one lucky participant. HERE is where you can get the details.

This card was made with a couple challenges in mind, because I just can't help myself ;)

Tuesday Throwdown #3 -- nautical or water theme

Images: Garden Hose Ants
Ink: Baja Breeze
Paper: Bermuda Bay, buttercream, Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride dp
Accessories: Copics, half back pearls, Arrow punch, sponge, Labels 11 & Large Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, Tiny Mosaics, Herringbone, & D'Vine Swirls embossing folders, dimensionals

Mojo Monday 142

I told you I was productive today! I made this for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge and the Critter Sketch challenge, which was to make a child's birthday card. I'm using my Fred Bear has a Birthday from MFT. He's just perfect for boy birthday cards.
Stamps: Fred Bear has a Birthday
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Buttercream, Cosmo Cricket the Boyfriend dp
Accessories: red linen ribbon, circle cutter, scallop edge punch, Copics

Taylored Expressions Sketch 116

I've been up since 5:30, and I'm actually a little proud of myself. I've been sticking to a running routine every other morning. . .yay me! I only run for about 30 to 40 minutes, but getting up that early has made me even more productive. Laundry seems to be done by 9 on the mornings I get up at ~5:30. Here's a card to show my productivity, hehe.
Stamps: Crafty Cuppie
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tea Stain distress ink
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Material Girl, buttercream
Accessories: Copics, black pen, Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Material Girl buttons, dimensionals, sponge

I made this for 2 challenges. The first one is Taylor's sketch over at her blog. I used Crafty Cuppie from Tayored Expressions. Don't you just love this little cupcake?! I also had the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger in mind when I made this. The colors on the trigger were so bright and it reminded me of these papers.
I may be back with more later, since I seem to be so productive, hehe. Hope you're having a great Tuesday ;D

Monday, June 7, 2010

One final one for the day. . .

Ok, so I'm making up for lost time since I didn't post much over the last 2 weeks. Or maybe I did, and I just don't remember, hehe. I pulled out another great stamp set that was a release from last year over at Clear Dollar Stamps. This one is called Charlie Summer Fun, and I also used a sentiment from Hanging Out, which was another release from last year.

The challenges this fits:

Paper Sundaes #21 -- Summer Fun
Our Creative Corner -- 'What Summer Means to You' -- it means relaxing
CDS Images: Charlie Summer Fun, Hanging Out
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Sahara Sand, K&C Company Citronella dp, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: dimensionals, Copics, blue gingham ribbon, blue buttons

Clearly Delightful Sketch Challenge

Yup, I'm challenge crazy again! Laurie, over at Clearly Delightful has an awesome shop of digis in her store called Doodle Pantry. Once a month she has a challenge on her blog, and just for participating you get a free image from her store. Talk about a deal! This little image I used is called Lemon Ants. Aren't those little ants just adorable?! Laurie's challenge this month was a sketch challenge. I also combined it with this week's Pink Elephant challenge, which was to use red, scallops, and a bow.
Images: Lemon Ants digi (Doodle Pantry)
Paper: Sahara Sand, Neenah Solar White, BG June Bug dp, Soft Mint (CDS)
Accessories: Copics, Ridinghood Red ribbon, Labels 11 Nestabilities

Bitty Bots in a Sketch

I haven't used this set is so long, and I've really been trying to pull out some older Clear Dollar Stamps to ink up. They seem to be calling my name, hehe. This set is called Bitty Bots and was released last year. I love that it has 3 different robots and lots of fun sentiments. I inked this guy up and colored him in with my Copics. Then I covered him with Versamark ink and embossed him to make him shiny :)

I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday.
CDS Stamps: Bitty Bots
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Certainly Celery, Versamark
PaBoldper: Cherry Go Round, All Boy DCWV dp, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: Copics, Large Octagon Nestabilities, black pen, dimensionals, clear embossing powder, Bee Pollen ribbon, sponge, silver brads, Hardware brads (CDS)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Summer DT Call

Hello everyone! You read that right, there is going to be Round 2 to the Summer DT stamp off. Check out THIS post for info on how you can apply to be a Summer DT member for Clear Dollar Stamps!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Yes, ANOTHER post

I know, I know, I've overwhelmed you with a ton of posts. I'm just so happy that I had time to make some stuff last night. I pulled out an oldie, but a goodie. . .Charliene April Showers. I just love the Charlie/Charliene line over at Clear Dollar Stamps. Hopefully I'll have some time to play with my Charlie Summer Fun set later today. I've been itching to play with some Charlie, hehe. I made this using the Mercy's Tuesday Sketch, which I flipped.
CDS Stamps: Charliene April Showers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Grey, Neenah Solar White, SU dp
Accessories: Copics, Icicle Stickles, Bermuda Bay ribbon, circle punch, sponge, D'Vine Swirls, Argyle, & Swiss Dots embossing folders, Tags Dimensionals

Ok, I think that's it for today, haha. Be sure to check out the Clearly Inspired Challenge going on over at ClearlyiStamp!

Going Green with Midnight Madness

I love that you get to choose which sketch you want to do over at Midnight Madness. I chose the simpler sketch even though I really liked the other one too. I used my new Go Green WTG from MFT along with my new Dienamic called Fresh Cut Grass. I love MFT, because you can paper piece, which is a favorite technique of mine (obviously, hehe). I used my March KI kit from TE for the papers and accessories.
Stamps: Go Green WTG
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Hot Cocoa
Paper: March KI Kit
Accessories: March KI Kit, dimensionals, Copics

Mojo Monday on a Saturday

I got my Go Green WTG from MFT while my sister was here, and didn't get to ink it up until yesterday. Wowza it is fun! I had bought the VIP kit, because I am kind of week when it comes to stamps obviously, hehe. Along with the kit came one of the new MFT Dienamics called Fresh Cut Grass, and boy do I love it! I paired my image with the Mojo Monday sketch and one of my Taylored Expressions monthly kits. My bff, Christi had sent some chipboard stickers that match the BG Nook & Pantry paper, and they went perfectly with the sketch. I really like how it turned out.
Stamps: Go Green WTG
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: January TE KI Kit, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: Copics, Double Ended Tags Nestabilities, Fresh Cut Grass Dienamics, Nook & Pantry Chipboard stickers

Friday, June 4, 2010

I wish I were there. . .

Go HERE for the Clearly Inspired Challenge post!

I made this card this morning, because I just NEEDED to make a card. I've been stressed, and I won't go into details, but making this was exactly what I needed. I would love to be at the beach right now, and I will be in over a week. I get to meet my bff, Christi, and her family down in Panama City for a little r&r. Sadly, my husband can't come along, but it will be wonderful to see Christi.

I used Beach Bum Cuppie, from Taylored Expressions for this card and it actually qualifies for several challenges. Woohoo for me!

ColourQ #35 -- Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Green Galore, Glorious Green, & White
Stampin' for the Weekend #40 -- Summer / Travel Theme
Raise the Bar #21 -- Celebrate Summer
Stamp Simply #142 -- Something Sweet -- Cuppie is as sweet as they come ;)
Pink Elephant #69 -- 'Gotta Wear Shades' -- bright colors
Stamps: Beach Bum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry
Paper: Lime Juice (CDS), Sweet Pea (CDS), Neenah Solar White, K&C Company Citronella dp, cork
Accessories: Big Scallops die (MFT), dimensionals, Copics, green rhinestones, Double Ended Tags & Circle Nestabilities, corner rounder, Spots & Dots and Swirls embossing folders, sponge

Clearly Inspired Challenge #14

Good morning my fellow bloggers! It's that time of the month again over at ClearlyiStamp. . .time for another Clearly Inspired Challenge! The challenge to you this month is Birthdays! I chose to use this fun Clear Dollar Stamps set called Bless my Bloomers, by Kim Teasdale. It was a new release a few months ago, but it really is a favorite of mine because of its versatility. I also used some Billowing Clouds cardstock for my base and some Cherry Go Round ribbon to finish it off. Both are from CDS's new lines of paper and ribbon.
CDS Stamps: Bless my Bloomers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo distress ink
Paper: Billowing Clouds, October Afternoon Report Card & Farm Fresh, buttercream
Accessories: Copics, sponge, Cherry Go Round ribbon, red brads, dimensionals, Labels 13 Nestabilities, white gel pen

Remember you don't have to have CDS stamps to participate, but why not ink them up if you've got them?! We would love to see what you create with them!