Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sailing the Seas

This adorable sailboat is part of the new CDS August release called Sails, Subs and Tugs. The set includes a submarine, a tugboat, this sailboat and various matching sentiments.

I watercolored the image and applied it to a background that was sponged with stampin' UP! inks. My dp was embossed using my Cuttlebug and spritzed with glimmer mist. I love the way the grommet added just the right amount of bling!

Card Recipe

ALL CDSTAMPS USED:Sails, Subs and Tugs
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:DCWV Latte collection, Bazzil cardstock, SU whisper white
INK:versafine, TH distress ink, stampin' UP!
MARKERS (if any):None
ACCESS. AND EMBELLISHMENTS:Making Memories Grommet, ribbon
COLORING MEDIUM (if any):Stampin' Up ink pads, aquapainter
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):paper tole, watercolor

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pixie Dust Wishes

This adorable stamp set is called Playful Pixies and is one of the new August releases from CDS. The set comes with 3 pixies and various sentiment. How could you not love those cute faces. To purchase this set, click HERE. You can also see more examples and view the work of CDS's talented design team HERE.
For my card, I stamped my little pixie on velum to create the wings and then popped her up with watercolor paper. For her tutu I used puffy velvet to create a great texture.

Card Recipe

INK: Versafine, Stampin' UP! choc chip, creamy caramel,
MARKERS (if any):None
ACCESS. AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Cosmo Cricket ribbon, spellbinders borderbilities.
COLORING MEDIUM (if any): aquapainter, ink pads
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any): paper tole, watercolor

Monday, August 17, 2009

CDS New August Release - Pansy

This gorgeous stamp is one of the brand new August releases at Clear Dollar Stamps! You can purchase it HERE for only $7.99!
I had such a great time making this card. I ended up using about 6 colors to get the pansy the color I wanted. Each time I thought I was finished it just wasn't quite right! I'm sure you all know that feeling!

Card Recipe:



INK:Versafine, Stampin' Up!

MARKERS (if any):None

ACCESS. AND EMBELLISHMENTS:Stampin' Up! Hodge Podge Hardware, dewdrops

COLORING MEDIUM (if any):Stampin' Up! Ink, Aquapainter

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):Paper tole, watercolor

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Winner of the Everyday Jar-Gon Set is...

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-08-17 03:15:18 UTC

Congratulations to Julie Temple!

Julie, I need your information so email me at

Keep watching for more great cards and don't forget to enter for that Grand Prize! You have until the 31st!

Blog Candy Celebration!

This post will remain at the top until 09/01/2009
Please scroll down for all the new and exciting CDS Grand Opening Events!

Hello everyone! I have some exciting news but can't share with you until tomorrow! Let me just say that it is really exciting and involves you getting a chance to win some really great stuff!

I thought that a great way to pass the time until the announcement was to offer some BLOG CANDY! Who doesn't love candy, especially the kind that won't go to the hips.

Here is what you will get!
Card Makers Idea Book
Cloud 9 Design Chipboard monograms 26 3.5" letters
Westwater 6 pc Stamp set
Shaded Columbines rubber stamp
I Kan'dee bobby pins (baby girl)
Jolees's boutique dimensional stickers
Nostalgiques attic collection folders
Heidi Swapp pufy stickers (6)
I kan'dee brad frames (6)
Rob and Bob Studio clipboards (2)
Heidi Swapp index tabs (18 tabs, 36 inserts)
Cosmo Cricket ribbon. 6 yards Vintage Palette
Fastenater 48 decorative staple bars in Venice Pewter
16 scrapbook tags in various colors
Li'l Davis Designs Chip-Art tag. (be yourself)
DCWV Baby Boy page tabs (2)sheets
Pebbles inc. duct tape labels
Pebbles Inc embossed baby labels
Pebbles Inc Antique circle tags
Second Avenue Monogram transfers "O"

To enter:
1. Become a follower...if you are not already.

2. Place my blog candy picture on your blog and link it back to my blog (For those of you that don't have blogs, just email your friends and spread the word! You are all eligible!)

3. Come back here and leave a comment letting me know you have done it and leave me a link to your blog. Then I will come around to all of you for a visit to see where you posted my candy and to check out your cards. Great chance for me to see new fellow card artist's work!

See! Wasn't that easy?

Blog Entries will be taken until August 31st! I will draw the Winner on September 1st so mark your calendars!

Check back everyday to participate in more giveaways!

Day two of the CDS Blog Hop!

Welcome to day two of the amazing grand opening of the NEW CDS store! Here is another example from the set we will be GIVING AWAY! You have until Midnight tonight to enter and I will be drawing a random comment first thing tomorrow!
If you have not had a chance to participate in the blog hop, click on the Charlie Blog Hop Badge above to return to the original fun filled post!Card Recipe
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey DP
INK: Versafine, Stampin' Up!
ACCESS. AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Cuttlebug Border embossing folder, stickles, crystal effects, satin ribbon, Martha Stewart Pearls
COLORING MEDIUM : Stampin' Up! ink and aqua painter
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