Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Craving Chocolate?

Oh, come on, you know everyone is going on a diet the day after tomorrow! Luckily, this chocolate has no calories (unless you fill the can with something yummy!). I used chocolate chip, baha breeze and blush blossom. I stamped it all over with these cute little candies and addressed it "From one cocoa nut to another". Here is a view of the lid:

Monday, December 29, 2008

CDS Rocks!

And, now they smell good, too! This set is a Jan. 1 release and is SO cute! It's called Heaven Scent. I used baha breeze and white embossing powder to make these vanilla scented bath accessories. I tied on a cute little perfume bottle charm, just for fun! These were very quick and easy. I gave them to a co-worker as a gift and she loved them.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Another sneak peek!

When I saw this adorable little bear, another image from Clear Dollar Stamps Spring Critter, to be released Jan 1, I thought he'd make a perfect polar bear. But, for some reason, I just felt he wanted to be a little brown bear for this card. I stamped him with black and colored him with copics. The card base is only orange layered with black and basic grey dp. The ribbon is offrey and the sentiment is stamped on only orange, punched with an oval punch and layered with black. The two buttons in the corner add the final touch (this was a sketch challenge for the design team, by the way). I love all the fun polka dots in this card!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Chocolate CDS Sneak Peek

This is made with a new release coming out January 1st at Clear Dollar Stamps. The set is called Chocoholic. It is too cute! I made this cute little rescue bottle, stamping with chocolate chip ink on certainly celery, layered with chocolate chip. I punched the candy bars and bon bons with a small circle punch and the seven days sentiment with a bigger circle punch and hung it as a tag around the neck of the bottle. The bottle is actually a small bud vase I got at walmart. Below you can see the scroll inside the bottle: "Things are bad, send chocolate". Who hasn't felt like that once in a while!

Friday, December 26, 2008

New Releases from Clear Dollar Stamps

This has got to be one of the cutest stamps I have ever seen! I stamped the little beaver from Clear Dollar Stamps Spring Critters set, being released in January, with black ink. I colored him with copics and accented him with a white signo pen. I started with a chocolate chip base layered with kraft and river rock. The dp is cosmo cricket. I cut the clouds out and popped them up with dimensionals. I added some real sticks and built a dam for mr. beaver. Be sure to come back over the next several days to see more new releases from CDS!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

12 Drummers Drumming

I got these cute Penny Black 12 days of Xmas stamps the other day. I love this little dog with the Elton John glasses. I colored him with copics and his drum set with stardust pens. The base of the card is Garden green layered with black, red bazzill and this great red and green striped number from the DCWV pet stack. I cut black paper and the bone paper (also from the pet stack) with my curved rectangle nesties. I cut the bone paper and the red and green striped with my oval nesties and the image with a circle nestie. I stamped the 12 drummers drumming and colored the 12 with a copic. I mounted it on black and trimed the edges to match the curved rectangle. I'm doing simpler cards to finish up my xmas cards (running late this year). This one is for my friend who loves dogs and her DH, who played drums in high school.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Yesterday's challenge card

This is one of those cards that didn't come out the way I pictured it in my head. I don't know if I should have made the tree smaller to see if the guitar would wrap around it more or not, but I was afraid that if I did that no one would be able to tell it was a christmas tree. Oh, well. My dd will like it and it's for her. The guitar image is from inkadinkado, the tree is cut freehand. Paper is basic grey and cranberry crisp.

Friday, December 5, 2008


This is today's Inspiration Challenge. I'm so sorry, I don't have time to finish the card that goes with it. I probably won't get it posted today, as my office Xmas party is tonight. I will post it tomorrow - in the meantime, have fun with this painting by Chris Buzelli and upload with the keyword FFIF11!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like....

Christmas posts are going to be kind of sparadic. The only reason I did this challenge is because I need to be finishing my xmas cards! I also have gifts to make, though. And, I still have a few more cards to make. I got these cute Penny Black stamps in the mail today and had to use them. I used BG, red ridinghood (eating my words when I said that some of this year's colors weren't that different from current colors) and creamy caramel. I used my nesties - made a perfectly embossed curved rectangle to go under the hardware and broke my first cuttlebug plate - and then ruin the rectangle and went with a tiny bit of red oval peeking out instead of cutting a new curved rectangle. Oh - just almost posted this without the pic - time to go relax!

Monday, December 1, 2008


Nothing like Monday after a long weekend, huh? I am exhausted - I did do a few envelopes for some cards I sold on ebay, but no cards to post today. I'm going to go relax in front of the tree! Maybe I can drag myself out of bed early tomorrow to participate in the challenge.