Friday, April 30, 2010

Flying High!

Good Morning! I hope that you're enjoying all the sneak previews of Clear Dollar Stamps' upcoming stamp set releases! Today, I'm sharing a set called "Air Flair" which is so much fun to create with, containing a dragonfly, a hot air balloon, those dandelion thingys that fly around and float and several sentiments to coordinate your stamping. My other Clear Dollar Stamp's design teammates that are previewing "Air Flair" this week are:

Well, that's it for Sneak Peek Week and if you'd like to buy any or all of the stamp sets that have been previewed by myself or any of my other design teammates, all stamps sets can be purchased at Clear Dollar Stamps on May 1st!

I hope you come back to visit here on May 5th, where I will be sharing my card for the Clearly Delightful Monthly Challenge...see you then!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Did I Hear Sneak Peek Week? It's Here!

Good Morning! It's that fun and exciting time when we get to share with you all the fabulous new stamp sets that Clear Dollar Stamps will be releasing on May 1st! Today, I'm previewing 2 separate stamp sets -- both are adorable and so much fun to color and create with. Okay, the first stamp set is called "Vintage Spices", illustrated by Laurie Wilson...and oh such a "I've gotta have it set!" I tried to create some beadboard above the patterned "wallpaper" by using my Scor-Pal and then taking my Copic Sketch Marker C2 and just lightly tracing over the "beadboard grooves" that I created with my Scor-Pal. I think it sort of works...what do you think? My other Clear Dollar Stamps design team members previewing "Vintage Spices" this week are:

Okay, here's the deets:
CDS Stamps: "Vintage Spices"
Cardstock/Papers: Little Yellow Bicycle "Zinnia Orange Dots", Bazill Cardstock, ColorMates Medium Spring Green Cardstock, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery
Markers: Copic Sketch - YR12 Loquat, YR21 Cream, G40 Dim Green, G82 Spring Dim Green, BV01 Viola, BV13 Hydrangea Blue, C! & C2 Cool Greys, 0 Colorless Blender
Tools/Accents: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Regular & Scalloped Square Dies, Nestabilities Tags Trio Die, Stampin Up! Dimensionals, Scor-Pal, Sponge, Sewing Machine, Thread, Michale's Satin Ribbon, Paper Trey Ink Button, Crochet Thread, KaiserCraft Self-Adhesive-Pearls
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Sponging, Copic Coloring, Machine Stitching

Below, is another Clear Dollar Stamp set previewed, so don't miss it! Scroll down and see!!

For All Kitty Lovers...

The second set that is being previewed today from Clear Dollar Stamps is called "Frisky Kitty". This whimsical stamp set was illustrated by Kim Teasdale and has 2 cats, fish & bones, a mouse, and lots of sentiments that are coordinated to go with the kitties. I was aiming for a pensive, thoughtful card with the purple, curry and black on this card...but don't know if that's how it plays decide! "Frisky Kitty" releases from Clear Dollar Stamps on May 1st. Other Clear Dollar Stamp team members previewing "Frisky Kitty" this week are:

Okay, here's the deets:
CDS Stamps: "Frisky Kitty"
Cardstock/Papers: My Mind's Eye "Hip & Luxurious Basics" Designer Paper, Daisy D's "Halloween Collection" Designer Paper, K&Co. "Que Sera Sera" Designer Paper, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cantaloupe, Lilac Posies
Markers: Copic Sketch - Y11 Pale Yellow, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, Y26 Mustard, YR16 Apricot, E02 Fruit Pink, C5 Cool Grey, 100 Black, 0 Colorless Blender. Zig Fine Tip Black Marker
Tools/Accents: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Regular & Scalloped Oval Dies, Nestabilities Labels 5, Paper Piercing Tool, Nestabilities Tags Trio Die, Sponge, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Sewing Machine, Thread, Making Memories Decorative Brad, Crochet Thread, Paper Trey Ink Buttons, Pebbles Ribbon
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Sponging, Paper Piercing, Machine Stitching

I won't have any new Clear Dollar Stamp sets to share with you tomorrow, but I want to encourage you to visit my other Clear Dollar Stamp design teammates' blogs as they have other stamp sets to share that I don' can find their blog links on my right side bar. I will have a very fun stamp set to share with you on Friday, 4/30 to close out Sneak Peek Week, so see you back here then!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Little Announcement

Good Morning! I'm sorry that I've been lax in sharing more card creations, as I had promised, but I've been happily busy with preparing Clear Dollar Stamps' May Sneak Peeks and will have those to share with you starting on Wednesday, April 28th. There are some really nice stamps sets coming out in May, and it won't be hard to find one that you just have to have! Starting in May & June, I will be taking a 2-month hiatus, to make room for the Clear Dollar Stamps' Summer Crew -- Clearly Crafty Team: Rebecca Ednie, Sarah Gilreath, Sita Mahadeo, Tracy Johnson and Vicki Dutcher. Be sure to visit their blogs as they will be sharing their wonderful card creations and projects over the summer, giving us Clear Dollar Stamps' year-round team a little vacation to rest and renew for some new creativity, when we return at Summer's end.

And...I have some exciting news to share! I will be serving on Laurie Wilson's "Doodle Pantry" digital doodles design team starting in May! I'm so happy to help promote Laurie's sensational new digital stamp line and hope that you will explore Laurie's exceptional digital illustrations and her reasonable prices, as well. I also will be serving on her Laurie's Clearly Delightful Challenge design team, which is held on the 5th of each month. So, look for Laurie's challenge which can be accessed by clicking on the Clearly Delightful Challenge badge on the right side bar. Don't forget to come back to see my Clear Dollar Stamps' May sneak peeks next Wednesday and Friday, then the following Wednesday, look for my sample for the Clearly Delightful Challenge. See you back here then!