Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Peeking into the Neighborhood

Good Morning! Today is Day #2 of Clear Dollar Stamps' Sneak Peek Week and today I'm sharing a really versatile stamp set called "Nice Neighborhood". This set includes 3 different style houses, trees, a moving truck and several themed sentiments. The set was illustrated by Laurie Wilson, our CDS Design Team Coordinator and if you like to color images...then you gotta get this set! For this particular sample, I wanted to keep it very clean and simple. Well, it didn't exactly turned out clean and simple, but for me, I think it's close! LOL I drew the colors from the beautiful Basic Grey Designer Paper Collection "Porcelain" and wanted the pretty floral background and stamped image to really compliment each I colored the house quite simply to not distract from the background floral. I added a little Michael's self-adhesive silver bead for the door handle of the house! Isn't that cute? To keep the feminine flavor of the card, I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch and some sweet Pebbles Gingham Ribbon...AND! My favorite KasierCraft Self-Adhesive "Bliss" Pearls. For some other ideas and card samples of "Nice Neighborhood", see my fellow CDS Design Team Members: Candy Fosta, Stacy Morgan, Katie Rentz, Sarah Taylor, Cassie Trask & Kim Teasdale. "Nice Neighborhood" releases August 1st and can be purchased at

Stamps: CDS "Nice Neighborhood"
Cardstock & Papers: Basic Grey "Porcelain" Designer Paper Collection, ColorMates Light Pretty in Pink & Medium Spring Green Cardstock, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Markers: Copic Sketch Markers - RV11 Pink, G21 Lime Green, BG000 Pale Aqua, C1 & C3 Cool Greys
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Regular and Scalloped Round Dies, "Swiss Dots" Embossing Folder, Marvy Mega Round Punch, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch Kit, Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesive, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool, Pebbles Gingham Ribbon, KaiserCraft Self-Adhesive "Rose" Pearls, Michael's Silver Self-Adhesive Bead
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Copic Coloring, Paper Piercing, Machine Stitching


Dawn B. said...

What a great sneak peek. I love the paper you chose. I want to live in this beautiful house.. Super job.

Cassie said...

Gorgeous, Linda! I love the dp you chose and what a neat layout ;D

ashjoy said...

I just got my first pack of CDS so going to play...but great peeks!

Very cut cottage, you are very lucky!

Katie Renz said...

Oh my gosh... love this little house in pink - adorable!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty and feminine! Wonderful card.

peggysue said...

What gorgeous paper. That house is sooo cozy and happy looking. I like all the white too, really helps set it off.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linda!!! Soft and feminine indeed! Love, love, love your little gem door knob!! Very clever girl are you!!!


Traci M said...

This is some of my favorite paper, Linda! I can see you have been busy with your sneak peeks...and have not disappointed, just delighted with your lovely creations!!

Scrubbysue said...

Wow! this is beautiful!! I love it! I hope you enjoy your wknd linda. :)