Clear Dollar Stamps Monthly Blog Hop Winner!

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Congratulations Loll Thompson from Stamping With Loll, you are our winner!!! Your name was chosen from Cassie’s blog, A Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Mom. Please contact Cassie at cassandratrask@yahoo.com to claim your prize!!!

Thank you to everyone that “hopped” along!! Can’t wait to see you again for next months Monthly Blog Hop!!

– Kathy D.

Angels and Leaves and so so much more!

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Just love the 15th of month! No, I don’t get paid BUT I do get to play and show-off  the new fun stamps for the month that was released at Clear Dollar Stamps. This month has been hectic with work and studying for a promotion and life in general so it was nice to take a craft day and play with the new products.

First I played with Angels Digital Image. Our new designer, Austin Owens, sure puts a lot of images and sentiments into her stamps. There was so much to choose from and all so cute…..so you will be seeing more of this stamp set for sure! I decided to play with the blue and yellow angel. I loved how it turned out….and I already know who I’m sending this to! I used The Deconstructed Sketch #66 for inspiration…love her sketches!

CHALLENGES:

The next digital stamp I got to try out was Leaves Digital Image. I love leaves and fall. My house is done in a leaves theme and color scheme. Makes me happy! Oooohhh, I just gave myself an idea….my something to decorate my house with using this stamp set!!! After life calms down I will have to do just that!!  Okay back to the card I made. This card is special because it is going to one of the pastors our church is praying for. There are actually 2 pastors going through health issues that we are praying for so I wanted to use this stamp to make a card for one of them. I then decided that the “lift” card at the card challenge on Scrapbook.com would be perfect for this…..and it was. I used the Black and White version of this stamp. To get the leaves the color I wanted them I recolored them on the computer. Here is a tutorial that tells you how to do that.

You know when your husband smiles and nods when he sees it that it turned out pretty good! Now to get it to the church for people to sign!

NOTE:

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CHALLENGES:

1) September Card Challenge at Scrapbook.com – “Lift” Category – I got to pick the card for this category and I picked this card by CharCats7

SUPPLIES:

You are my Angel

Stamps/Images: Angels by Austin Owens @ Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – We R Memory Keepers (Fiesta Hola)
Inks/Markers: Pre-colored image printed on Canon Ink jet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, pop dots
Sketch: The deconstructed Sketch #66

Praying for You

Stamps: Leaves by Lori McCroskey, Christian Sympathy Digital Image both at Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (French Vanilla), Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye (Tres Jolie)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, brads, brown ribbon, pop dots, Versa Magic Jumbo Java ink for edges
Sketch: Sept Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – “lift” category

Christmas in July

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I decided to do this theme with the card class I’m teaching at church on Friday. This is one of the cards we will be making.

CHALLENGES:

1) Card Crafter’s Circle #31 – Christmas in July

2) The Pink Elephant #156 – Christmas in July

3) Fetch a Sketch Challenge #28 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration

SUPPLIES:

Stamps/Images: Snow Tweet Green Digital Image at Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Imagine That (Winter Fun)
Inks: Pre-colored Digital Image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cricut Basic George Cartridge, white brads
Challenges: Fetch a Sketch #28, The Pink Elephant, Card Crafter’s Circle

Monthly Blog Hop at Clear Dollar Stamps

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If you are just joining us head on over and start at the beginning on Lori’s Blog. If you just came from Jerusha’s blog – I Love Paper Crafting  you are in the right spot. For hopping along with us One lucky winner will receive a $25 Clear Dollar Stamps gift certificate for  digital images!   The Winner will be randomly chosen from comments received on a DT member’s blog. The winner will be announced on my Blog and the CDS blog  Thursday, May 24, 2012.

Today the challenge was “THINGS WITH WINGS”. That was super easy to do with over 25 Digital images that had something with wings in it. That is NOT including the clear acrylic stamps so their is no telling how many images Clear Dollar Stamps has to choose from for this Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoy seeing some of the stamps that Clear Dollar Stamps has to offer that have “THINGS WITH WINGS”

I chose to work with Praying Eyes Mantis Digital Image  I had a couple different ideals in my head for how I wanted to use this stamp, of course I needed my husband’s help to make it happen. Since he is a Photo Shop guru I asked him to make me a background with different size mantis all over the page. Of course when he finally figured out what I wanted he said, “you want me to make you a sheet of paper with the image!” Well, yes that is what I had in my head! So since he was so kind to take time to make it I just had to use it. Maybe I will get my other ideals done another time! Here is what I made:

The design of the card was inspired by Card Positioning Systems sketch #265. I am so happy I tried this sketch as I totally love the end results. This is a long skinny card (9 1/4 x 4) that fits in a legal size envelope.

Your next stop on the hop is Barb’s Blog – Barb’s Best Creations.

Thanks for taking a HOP around all the blogs. Hope you left comments on all the blogs as you never know which blogs the winner will be selected from. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!

SUPPLIES:

Stamps/Images: Praying Eyes Mantis Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: background paper made by repeating the digital image, Cardstock – Bazzill

Inks/Markers: Pre-colored digital stamp printed on canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: button, ribbon, computer

Inspiration: Card Positioning Systems Sketch #265

 

We have a Winner!!

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Remember the Clear Dollar Stamps Blog Hop I was part of on Sunday! Well, the winner was picked from MY BLOG!! Yippee!! Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time because we do the blog hop every month so come back in May! Oh and join us in our challenge that starts tomorrow, Clearly Inspired Challenge #50,  for another chance to win great prizes.

Congratulations to Paula-Kay of Creative Stamping With Paula-Kay. You are our winner of the Clear Dollar Stamps “We’re Not Horsin’ Around” blog hop. 

Have a great Day!

– Kathy D.

 

Digital Stamp Day at Clear Dollar Stamps!

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Yep, it is the 15th of the month so it is time to release some really cute images that I’m sure you will love as much as I do!

For my first card I used Tulip Wreath Digital Image

As soon as I saw the stamp my head started swarming with all the different card ideals I could do with this. I actually have another one I would like to try soon if I could ever find the time. This card was inspired by Laura Bassen at CASE Study Challenge….. check out her amazing inspirational piece that was the focus of Challenge #80. This was also HEAVILY inspired by my friend Stephanie!! I’m so glad God brought us together. She challenges me and inspires me ALL the time and she still isn’t tired of me yet!! Thanks Stephanie!!

You can’t tell but the flowers are pop dotted off the white cardstock to give them more dimension in real life!

My second card I used Friend in Need Digital Image

I decided to make this a Congratulations type of card. The inside sentiment is “Follow Your Dreams (they know the way)” which I got from Ginger’s House (Jan 6, 2012 post) I love her word art and she also cracks me up with her funny stories! She has the gift of writing that is for sure. Check it out….and if you want a funny store read the March 12, 2012 entry but I must warn you it WILL CAUSE YOU TO LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!

I was struggling with a design for the card. So I went to Splitcoast Stampers and found the perfect inspiration at  bmbfield gallery  Check it out super cute card! Thanks for the inspiration.

There is a TON of CUTE releases so check them out at Clear Dollar Stamps!

SUPPLIES:

Tulip Wreath Digital Stamp

Stamps/Images: Tulip Wreath @ Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill
Inks/Markers: Tombow (Red 905, Pink 725, Turquoise 443, Green 126, Purple 665)
Accent/Tools: ribbon punch, pop dots

Friend in Need Digital Stamp

Stamps/Images: Friend in Need Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper
Inks/Markers: Pre-colored Digital stamp
Accents/Tools: star punch, EK corner punch, Cricut, Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge, pop dots
Inspiration: bmbfield gallery on Splitcoast stampers
Inside: Follow Your Dreams (they know the way)

Bold and Beautiful Butterflies

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It is Tuesday Tutorial at Clear Dollar Stamps with yours truly!! Today I will be telling you how much fun I had playing with the Bold Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps and Beautiful Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps.I will also be explaining what “lift” and “case” a card means.

I hope you will stop on over and get all the details.

So I found this card on Scrapbook.com and thought it was beautifully done. It is by LWeber1234 (thanks for the wonderful inspiration!) Here is her blog if you want to see more aweseome beautiful inspiration!

Here is my card:

And the other card I did:

 I lifted our very own Tameko’s card:

And here is my version:

Thanks again for taking a peek. Hope you will stop by http://www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com to see the whole tutorial. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my post!

CHALLENGES:

1) Alphabet Challenge BlogA for Animal Antics

SUPPLIES:

With Sypmathy Card

2 shades of coordinating cardstock and 1 patterned paper

Bold Butterflies Die Set – Set of 3

Bold Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps

Beautiful Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps

1/8 in Scor-Tape

1/4 in Scor-Tape

Designer Label Dies – Set of 3

Embossing Anti-static Pouch

VersaMark Embossing Pad

Clear embossing powder, Heat Embossing Tool, Ribbon, Gems, Embossing/Cutting  machine (I used the Sizzix Big Kick), Adhesive

Beautiful Spring Card

Stamps/Images: Bold Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock- Bazzill, Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye (Follow your heart)
Inks/Markers: Misc ink I got over 10 years ago
Accents/Tools: ribbon, Lasting Impressions brads – Seaside, Fiskar’s border punch
Technique: I lifted Tameko’s card

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