Sunday, July 31, 2011

Little Campers

Hello!   It is HOT HOT HOT where I am, and warm colors are on my mind.

This darling little bunny and horse sleeping by a campfire fits perfect with the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge theme this week, so I entered into that challenge.

After printing the digital image Campfire Pals, on Canson 90 lb. watercolor paper, I watercolored it with Tombow markers and a watebrush.

I used stickles on the stars and moon, and a white paint pen for dots on the blankets.

Thanks for stopping in for a visit!  Hope you enjoy your day!
IMAGE: Campfire Pals by KnK Designs
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper, red dot patterned paper, chocolate, kraft
INK: Tombow markers 526, 249, 946, 912, 899, 947, 942, N65, SU real red
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, paint pen, stickles, chocolate grosgrain, buttons, MS branch punch, linen twine, sewing machine, foam dimensionals

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Monthly Blog Hop

It's the CDS BLOG HOP for July!!!   Lots of fun and prizes to be had!
The project theme for the DT this month was SUMMER.

If you stumbled on my blog in the middle, you'll want to start on LORI'S BLOG for the Blog Hop.
If you are following along already, you should have come from TRUDY'S blog.
After my blog, you will need to visit SARAH'S blog.

I was having a hard time choosing which set I was going to use, but finally settled on Porch Conversations.  I love how easy it is to create any season with this stamp, just change the colors!  I used a paint pen to make dots on the cushion.

IMAGE/STAMP: Porch Conversations by CDS
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper, DCWV citrus stack patterned paper, CDS raging river, CDS bee pollen
INK: Brilliance graphite black, white paint pen, Tombow markers 990, N75, 476, 245, 177, 947, 856, 985, 925
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, ticket corner punch, MS border punch, bee pollen grosgrain, prima flowers, SU buttons, bakers twine, glue dots, sewing machine, pearls, foam dimensionals

Thanks for visiting the blog hop posts and I wish you lots of luck in your commenting!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A summer color challenge

Today is the next Clearly Inspired Challenge and it is a color theme.... turquoise, ginger, brown and lime!   FUN summer colors -a-??

Here is what I made using the cute pre-colored Gigi Giraffe Digital set.  She is also available as a clear stamp here!   I know I used this image on the last challenge too, but she is just too cute and I needed a thank you card for my child's birthday attendee.

IMAGE: Gigi Giraffe Digital (pre-color image)
CS/PAPER: white, CDS raging river, digi paper from Gigi Digi image set, CDS wild ginger
INK: printer
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Ek border punch, spellbinders circles dies, Basic grey button, twinery bakers twine, foam dimensionals

Thanks for stopping in today!!   I hope you can join us and play along in the challenge and link up your creation!

Friday, July 15, 2011

New digital images!

Wow, it's another digi release from CDS!!  Lots of fun images this month!

Be sure to check out Lori's blog for full set pictures and, then of course the digital team has some awesome things to share with you!

I have 3 sets to show you today.
This first card is using the spider jar image from Jargon Mix Digital image set.  For that set, we took some different images from the clear stamp sets Everyday Jargon and Jargon Additions , and combined them with some new illustrations to make this digital set.  There is even color images with digital papers.
This card is using a matching digital paper, and I used the pre-color image.

IMAGE: Jargon Mix Digi Set (pre-color images & digi paper)
CS/PAPER: digi paper from image set, white, CDS lime juice, CDS deep sea
INK: printer
ACCENTS/TOOLS: spellbinders octagon and pinking circles, SU buttons, divine twine, pearls, pti ribbon, sewing machine, foam dimensionals

This cutie started as a clear stamp, Patchpal Lamb, and is drawn by Shawne Arnold when she was illustrator for Clear Dollar Stamps.
Even though pre-color images come with this set, I wanted to color this lamby.  I did use the matching digital papers in the set though.

IMAGE: Patchpal Lamb Digital image by CDS
CS/PAPER: 90lb. Canson watercolor paper, digital paper in the image set, CDS deep sea, CDS fresh papaya
INK: printer, Tombow markers 991, 946, 526, 098, 850, 873,947, 879
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, PTI ribbon, Crealies 11 & 13 flower dies, pearls, EK border punch, sewing machine, foam dimensionals

Big Bear Hug is the next image I have to show you today.  I was trying to watercolor with a not-so-even feel to it, as I wanted them to look fluffy.

IMAGE: Big Bear Hug Digital image by CDS
CS/PAPER: 90lb. Canson watercolor paper, Bo Bunny patterned paper oliva stripe, PTI dark chocolate, PTI spring moss, PTi articchoke
INK: printer, Tombow markers 990, 873, 879, 526, SU pear pizazz marker
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, Spellbinders labels 15, PTI ribbon, pearls, SU modern label punch, MS border punch, sewing machine, foam dimensionals

Thank you for visiting today to see the new CDS digital releases!!
I hope you enjoy getting to see some ideas.
Happy creating!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Birthday fun

I've used another cute KnK image, Kolar Surprise.
I found this fun party hat paper at Hobby Lobby.... I actually cut it up and my daughter started using the scraps before I could find out by what company, but I think it is by The Paper Studio by Crafts Etc.
Thanks for visiting today!!  I hope you have a beautiful week!

IMAGE: KnK image, Kolar Surprise
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper, patterned paper party hats, CDS tropical mist, CDS bubble gum, green patterned paper by Fancy pants
INK: printer, Tombow markers 933, 992, N65, 755, 373
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, spellbinders pinking circles, The Twinery bakers twine, Baasic grey button, foam dimensionals, pearls, sewing machine

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Final day for product parade!!

Good morning!
Today there is more NEW products to show you and today is the final day of previews!! for the CDS quarterly stamp set releases!!   The entire CDS team is showing off the stamps available NOW!

Today there are several sets showing, and you can see the full stamp sheets on Lori's blog, as well as get links to the other DT members using the sets.

On my first card, I paper tole layered the Assemble together church by cutting the SVG cut files first on watercolor paper and then stamping on the individual pieces.  I then colored all the pieces and layered them up with foam dimensionals.

STAMPS: Assemble together by CDS
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper, CDS toasted almond, CDS hot cocoa, TPC Studio Ancestral Pocketwatch Brocade DP
INK: Brilliance graphite black, chocolate inkpad, Tombow markers 899, 942, 947, 177, N75, 946, 676, 373
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, spellbinders label die, CDS SVG cut files assemble together, CDS toasted almond ribbon, pearls, sewing machine, stickles, foam dimensionals

The next set I used is Leaf Hellos.  This leaf was a digital stamp last year, so CDS made it into a stamp and added a couple words and a few other complimentary images.

This first card I wanted to make a fallish leaf card.

STAMPS: Leaf hellos by CDS
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. watercolor paper, CDS deep sea, CDS hot cocoa, digi paper from Doodle Pantry juicy strawberry digital image
INK: Brilliance black inkpad, Tombow markers098, 899, 946, 526, 947
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, CDS LEAF HELLOS SVG cut file, spellbinders reversed scallop circles, satin ribbon, pearls, sewing machine, twine, foam dimensionals

The next card is a mini 3" square.   I wanted to make a little berry & flower branch duo.  Loving my labels 15 too!

Stamps: Leaf Hellos by CDS
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper, white
INK: mustard ink pad, brilliance graphite black, Tombow markers 847, 946, 177
ACCENTS/TOOLS: sponge, waterbrush, Spellbinders Labels 15 dies, pearls, PTI twill, basic grey button, twine

Thanks for visiting the last 4 days to see all the new CDS products!!
I hope you have been inspired to create something all your own!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Product Parade day 3 for CDS stamp release!

I didn't have anything to post yesterday, but I am back today with more product parade for the CDS quarterly stamp set releases!!   The entire CDS team is showing off the stamps available NOW!

Today there are several sets showing, and you can see the full stamp sheets on Lori's blog, as well as get links to the other DT members using the sets.

Here I am using Seasonal Swags.  (I also used a different image from this set on a card I previewed 2 days ago that also used the new dies and the Birthday blessings oval stamp.)

I used the coordinating SVG cut files to paper tole layer this swag too.  And I watercolored the images.  I used the Elegant accents border die around the entire card base, and then the Elegant accents tag die.

STAMPS: Seasonal swags by CDS
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper, CDS hot cocoa, CDS ripe olive, PTI autumn abundance DP
INK: Brilliance black, Chocolate inkpad, Tombow markers 098, 992, 925, 946, 676, 947
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, CDS SVG cut files Seasonal swags, CDS Elegant accents die set, sponge, copper brads, CDS hot cocoa ribbon, foam dimensionals

This little happy guy is Berry Happy hedgehog stamp set.

LOVING the coordinating SVG cut files for stamps!!!  I also paper tole layered this image.  FUN!
I colored using watercolor paper and Tombow markers.

STAMPS: Berry Happy Hedgehog by CDS
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper, PTI lavender moon, SU razzleberry, SU designer paper razzleberry lemonade, Fancypants designer paper Kewl-Exquisite
INK: brilliance graphite black inkpad, Tombow markers 899, 912, 676, 847, 373, 098, 946, 177, 947
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, CDS SVG cut file Berry Happy Hedgehog, Spellbinders reverse wonky rectangles, pearls, basic grey button, twine, PTI ribbon sewing machine, foam dimensionals

Thanks again for visiting today!!   I am so thankful that you stop by and thank you for your kind comments, they always bring a smile to me!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Product Parade for new CDS stamps!!

WOW, it's time for the CDS quarterly stamp set release!!   Over the next 4 days, the entire CDS team is showing off the stamps available NOW!

Today there are several sets showing, and you can see the full stamp sheets on Lori's blog, as well as get links to the other DT members using the sets.

I used Birthday Blessings Oval on this card, as well as a set that is showing in the next couple days called Seasonal Swags.
I also am using the NEW Elegant Accents oval die!  Isn't it pretty??  I just love the shape of the edge, and it has a border die to match!

 I used the diamond circle background stamp for the background. I stamped it on watercolor paper and watercolored it to match the image colors.
I also used the coordinating SVG cut files so that I could paper tole layer the image with ease.
I've got much more to share over the next few days... hope you'll come back to see!!
STAMPS: Birthday blessings oval by CDS, Seasonal swags by CDS, diamond circle background by CDS
CS/PAPER: 90 lb Canson watercolor paper, CDS spring leaf, CDS melon spice, Su wasabi for card base
INK: Brilliance black, guava inkpad, baja breeze inkpad, Tombow markers 912, 177, 192, black fine tip for seeds
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, CDS SVG cut files for seasonal swags, CDS elegant accents die oval, sewing machine PTI ribbon, foam dimensionals, pearls

Friday, July 1, 2011

Punches Die cuts Cut out challenge!

Good morning and wishing you a wonderful Independence weekend!!
The Clearly inspired challenge for this week is to use punches, die cuts or cut outs, how easy!!!
I used a SU tag punch on my card.   I also used the NEW featured digital image of Gigi Giraffe from Clear Dollar Stamps!   She comes with matching digital papers. too, which I also used on my card.

IMAGE: Gigi Giraffe Digital image in COLOR at CDS
CS/PAPER: white, CDS raging river, CDS wild ginger, digi paper within Gigi Giraffe Digi
INK: printer
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Su tag punch, sewing machine, sheer ribbon, button, twine, square rhinestones, foam dimensionals