Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hello Friends! 
Todays card features two QKR stamps.
 Golfing Mouse and Golf ball.
It's finally starting to feel like
 summer here in Minnesota!
I colored this little guy with
 colored pencils blended with mineral spirits.
Love his expression!
Thanks for visiting today!
Hope to see you back again!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps July Blog Hop - Summertime!!!

Welcome to the Summertime Blog Hop
 for Clear Dollar Stamps!

If you arrived here from 
CASSIE'S blog 
you are in the right place. 
Wasn't her project AMAZING???

If you just happened to stop by and
 want to see the entire blog hop,
 Click HERE to see it from the start!

For my card today I used another new Digital Image
 from CDS called Vegetable Garden.
I think of summer time as a time to get my garden growing! 
How I love fresh from the garden cucumbers!

I used the cucumber image and 
the words from our garden on my card.

I distressed the paper with Antique linen and 
tea dye Distress Inks before coloring with
 colored pencils blended with mineral spirits.
After I finished coloring I again rubbed 
some more distress ink over the image.
The background paper is from Bo Bunny.

Be sure you leave a comment on each blog as 
two lucky commenters will win a $10 gift certificate
 to the Clear Dollar Stamps website!

Your next stop on this
 summertime Blog Hop is:


Hop on over and check out what she has to show you!
I'm sure it will be wonderful!

See you next time!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

CIC 32 - Color Challenge!

Hello Friends! 
Welcome to Clear Dollar Stamps - 
Clearly I Stamp Challenge #32. 
This time it is a color challenge!
 Always fun to do!
 Today's colors are: 
Mud Pie, Lime, Gold and Turquoise.

For my card I used a new digital image
 available from CDS called Big Bear Hugs.

I watercolored the image. 
The papers I used are mainly Bazzil and
 unknown paper from my stash.
A little doodling around the edges
 with a fine point black pen.

For the inside of the card I used
 the words from the same set.
 You can see the colors a little
more clearly on the inside.

I hope you will join in the challenge this time! 
We love seeing your work!
Thanks for stopping!
See you soon!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Digital Release day for Clear Dollar Stamps!

Hello and welcome to the 
July 2011 Digital Release for

I was lucky enough to get to use 
this adorable image called Jargon Mix. 
I chose to use the jar of daisies.
 Love this image!

I printed the image onto watercolor paper,
 then I distressed it. I kept it heavy around the
edges so it highlights the jar of flowers.

I used my Nestabilites Labels Fifteen to cut the image out.
I used my watercolor Inktense pencils to color the image.
I then added some Diamond Glaze to 
the jar so it looks like 
it has water in it. 
Background paper is from Bo Bunny.

Inside of the card I used words from the same set.
The Distress inks I used are; Antique Linen, 
Firebrick Red and Vintage Photo.
I just used a fine point black pen to 
make the doodles around the edges.

I finished the bow off with a stick pin
 I have had in my collection for a while.

Really like the twill ribbon - has a 
nice 'country' feel to it!
Thanks for visiting today!

I hope you will head on over to 
Clearly I Stamp to see the rest 
of the Digital release for this month!

See you next time!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Special Request

Today's card is one I made
 for a friend's special request.
 She needed a wedding card in green with a little pink 
and a pocket inside for a gift card. 
Well, I love a challenge, so I got my 
creative groove on and here is what I came up with.

I started with a base card cut from 
my Sixxiz XL die that makes a card with a flap.
 Love it when I get to use this die - it's one of my favorites!

I stamped the image (Savvy Stamps) 
 in Slate Gray Versafine ink 
then I colored over the lines with 
a glitter pen to soften it up. 

Here is the inside of the card:

I made the pocket by using
 Nestablities Labels Fifteen in two different sizes. 
I folded the largest label up to make the 
pocket and used the next size down to add a touch of pink.
The words are from Hero Arts.
I added three pearls to complete the look!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Comments are always welcomed and appreciated!
See you soon!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Hello out there! 
Today's card is a digital image from 
Clear Dollar Stamps called Larkspur. 
It is available now at the Clear Dollar Stamps store!

I watercolored this image using Derwent Inktense colored pencils.
Love those pencils - they have such nice deep colors!
I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to
 make the background paper.
 The ovals are from Nestabilities.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Comments are always welcomed and appreciated!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps July Product Parade Day 4

Day four of July Product Parade!
Here we have some beautiful Christian themed stamps!

Assemble Together

Numbers 6:24-26

Designer Label Accent

This next set is perfect for your small cards/tags!

A time for tags

Thanks for stopping today!
Head on over to Clear Dollar Stamps and check out
everything that is NEW for July!

See you soon!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps July Product Parade Day 3

More beautiful stamps available NOW at Clear Dollar Stamps!
Welcome to Product Parade day 3! 

Seasonal Swags

Berry Happy Hedgehog

My Little School Bus

Makin the grade, Good Job, Proud of You

Squirrel Chatter


Head on over to Clear Dollar Stamps and see all that is new in JULY!

See you tomorrow for more July releases!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps July Product Parade Day 2

It's a party at Clear Dollar Stamps and you are invited!
Just look at all the brand new
birthday themed set now available!

Birthday Party


Ice Cream Come

Birthday Cake Swirls

Birthday Cake Slice

Makes you want to get out those stamps and start stamping!
Thanks for stopping today!
Tomorrow is day 3 of the new July stamp release!
Hope you will stop by!
See you soon! 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps July Product Parade Day 1

Elegant Accents Die Set

Elegant Accents Ovals

 Elegant Accents Stamp Set

Your Friendship Oval

Birthday Blessings Oval

Elegant Accents Tag Frames

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

QKR Saddle

Today's card uses a QKR stamp called Saddle.
I love this stamp! It would make a great card for a man 
or anyone who loves horses!
I stamped the image in a dark brown distress ink 
 then used distress inks to watercolor the image.
I doodled the barbed wire around the frame
 with a brown fine point marker.
Thanks for stopping today!
Have a great day! See you soon!


Eureka Butterfly Daisies

Today's card uses a Eureka stamp called Butterfly Daisies.
Such a pretty stamp!
 I know a few of our Design Team members
 have chosen this stamp to use. 
It's fun to see how each person uses it in their own card!
 Mine has been colored with colored pencils.
Thanks for stopping today!
Have a great day! See you soon!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #31 Die Cuts

Hello Friends and welcome to the 
July Clearly Inspired Challenge!
 Todays challenge was to use a 
die cut on your card. 
Well, I was all over that!
 I can't remember a card I have made
 lately that I didn't use a die cut on!  
They are my favorite accessory!

For my card I used a cute digital image from
 Clear Dollar Stamps called GiGi Giraffe.

The background paper is from BoBunny. 
I decided to make a baby boy card in
 honor of my soon to be grandson!
The die cuts I used on my card are 
lacey & plain ovals from Nestabilities and 
Tabs and Tags set from Clear Dollar Stamps!

After printing the image onto watercolor paper
 I painted it to match the background paper and ribbon.
I have had these fancy stick pins in my stash forever so I thought
I would add one just for fun.

I hope you will join in the fun at Clear Dollar Stamps
and take the die cut challenge!

We love to see your work!

Thanks for stopping! 
See you next time!