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Friday, October 30, 2009

Creative Clear Winner from my blog is....

drum roll please....
Patricia St. Martin
Please e-mail: creative-vision@hotmail.com to claim your precious one sentiment single!!!!

Creative Blog Hop

Well today is the day that the Creative Clear Stamps Design Team is going to wow you with some extra inspiration and 5 chances (that's right, 5) at blog candy......

For my card I am wanted to show the stamp that you will receive as the winner of my blog candy. I love this sentiment single! You can use it as a birthday sentiment (that's what this card will be used for) or a baby shower or a baby card or a million other things. I love baubles....they are my new favorite embellishment and I have been trying to find new ways to use them.

I wanted something simple and I love these colors together!!!


Details for the blog candy:

You HAVE to be a follower of the creative Clear Stamps blog found HERE. You also HAVE to leave a comment on this post.....A bonus if you also decide to follow my blog as well!

Each member of the CCS Design Team is giving away a brand new Sentiment Single that is used on their post today!!! There will be ONE winner, per blog so there are 5 chances to WIN!!!!

Shelly
Linda
Rebecca
Jennie

The winners will be announced Friday!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Creative Buttons~Challenge~

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week. I want to say thank you to all who played in our last challenge. I think I scared you away with the black and white. Hopefully you all will find inspiration this week. It was so much fun to see every one's creations. OK so for the details:
This challenge is ALL about Buttons.


Use them anywhere. You could even have pretty paper with buttons on it! I used Precious One .


I figured this is one of my last chances to use some bright paper since it is starting to rain here in "sunny" California.....And I needed something to brighten my day. I love this color! I used some buttons without thread. I like this look cause you can use them just like you would a brad or an eyelet.

OK now for the fun stuff! We want you to play along! Get some inspiration and show us your creativity!!! Of course their are rules. You must be a Creative Clear Stamps follower (super easy! In the side bar click follow) And of course you will have a chance to shine. Post your creation using the mr. widget below. You don't have to use Creative Clear Stamps but of course it is always a bonus if you do! You have until Sunday Night 11/01/09 at 8pm cst (9pm eastern, 6pm pacific). Don't forget 11/1 daylight savings time ends! The prize each week will be a "CCS Challenge Winner" Badge to display on your blog and a personal discount code of 10% off your next CCS store purchase.Make sure you use CCS4 when you post your creation splitcoast! Don't forget to display your winning badge so you can be in the running for a guest designer spot!

Don't forget to drop in on the blog hop for some more inspiration!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Bella Anniversery card

I made this for my mother and father in laws recent anniversary. I really wanted a very pretty shimmery card. I colored the image with copics and shimmerz. the tuxedo, dress, and veil is all shimmerz. The design paper already has glitter all over it and it is very pretty.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Another Pretty card.....

This was my Very first shaker card. Very fun to make. This will make some very cute valentines day cards. I love coloring sophia. she is sooooo much fun to color and make all "pretty" Of course I used my new basic grey design paper cause I LOVE it!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Witching good time....

This card was SO fun to make. I colored the images and I love how the fire turned out. I used some rub on stars on the main image. I cuttlebugged the black main panel with the pumpkin folder and then rubbed brilliance starry silver lightly over the raised image. It looks VERY cool in person. This image is from Dog Gone Stamps: Witch with pot


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Another Pretty card....

I love the new stamps I got. Sophia is absolutely adorable!!!! I also love the new basic grey paper and could not resist pairing them up. These images are so fun to color!!!!!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Creative Elegance~Challenge~

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week. I want to say thank you to all who played in our last challenge. It was so much fun to see everyone's creations. OK so for the details:

This challenge is ALL about Elegance.

Think Black tie and evening gowns. That means you may use black, white, shades of grey and silver but absolutely NO other color. I used Family of strength.

I used basic black cardstock and some glittery design paper I have been hoarding. A little bit of ribbon and done. These are great when you need a with sympathy card, get well, or thinking of you. They can be mass produced and that way you can always have them on hand.

OK now for the fun stuff! We want you to play along! Get some inspiration and show us your creativity!!! Of course their are rules. You must be a Creative Clear Stamps follower (super easy! Just click Here and in the side bar click follow) And of course you will have a chance to shine. Post your creation using the mr. widget on the CCS Blog. You don't have to use Creative Clear Stamps but of course it is always a bonus if you do! You have until Sunday Night 10/25/09 at 8pm cst (9pm eastern, 6pm pacific). The prize each week will be a "CCS Challenge Winner" Badge to display on your blog and a personal discount code of 10% off your next CCS store purchase.Make sure you use CCS3 when you post your creation splitcoast! Don't forget to display your winniing badge so you can be in the running for a guest designer spot!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Beautiful You...

Are you shocked that I have had this verve sentiment set for a while and this is the first time it has been inked up!!! I used the very adorable Frog King from Dog Gone stamps. I thought the sentiment would be very cute with this little guy. He was very fun to color. I colored him with copics and I used the new stampin up in colors for the paper.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I'm Pretty......

Couldn't resist. But I have been working with some new Paper Pretties stamps lately and I wanted to show you my favorite of the 3 I did last night (don't worry you will see them all).

I cuttlebugged the card base with the snowflakes folder and colored her with copics. I also used some white fun flock for her little hand muff and ear muffs. fuzzy and soft and cute. I also had this really cool metallic shiny silver cardstock (only one sheet so I have to find more) and thought it would be fun to layer the white and navy. I love navy and silver for Christmas cards!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

TGIF.....Martini Time

I love this stamp set from Dog Gone Stamps. It is a super cute Martini glass set. The best part is each martini glass is it's own perfectly cut image so you can decide to use one, or all of them. And it went perfectly with this design paper I bought almost a year ago from Michaels. It makes me think of cosmos and sex and the city!
This is how we should all enjoy our Fridays!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog Candy

Click here to visit and enter: HERE

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ohhhhh blog candy alert

Have you seen the blog candy over on this blog> CLICK HERE <

Monday, October 12, 2009

Creative Scallops~Challenge~Tutorial~

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week. I want to say thank you to all who played in our last challenge. It was so much fun to see everyone's creations. Well today not only are you getting a challenge but a tutorial as well!
OK so for the details:
This challenge is ALL about Scallops.
This could be in the form of a border punch, die cuts, edges, stamped images, anything with a scallop. I used scallops on mine but I also used the faux silk technique. I used Girl's" Weekend. This was one set I HAD to have. I still have girls night at my house and we do girls weekends. I could see so many things to use this set for.

The above picture is everything I used for my project. A scoring tool, tissue paper, the already pre-cut cardstock and of course mod podge.I scored my cardstock. This card is a 5x5 card. One of my favorite size cards to make!!!!
Ink and stamp your images onto tissue paper, be sure to have something underneath (I prefer to stamp on some blank printer paper). The ink will bleed through the tissue paper. (If you use an outline image stamp in black and then color the image.)
Crumple the tissue up a few times, careful not to tear it. You can smooth it now or smooth it onto your image. You do not want to smooth to much as the “wrinkles” are what makes it look like silk.Using a small sponge brush, apply mod podge over the entire surface of the neutral card stock. You may also use a glue stick but you will want to make sure the glue dries clear.
Carefully place your tissue over the top of your neutral cardstock and smooth down. You will want to expect a few bumps and wrinkles. That is OK! It makes it look like silk.Allow to dry for a few minutes and then use scissors to trim off the excess tissue, or you can cut you new “silk” cardstock to size and finish your card.My scallops was the punch! I was thinking about making the edge scalloped but though that would be overkill. Now that you've seen mine you know it could be as many scallops as you want or just a hint of scallops.


OK now for the fun stuff! We want you to play along! Get some inspiration and show us your creativity!!! Of course their are rules. You must be a Creative Clear Stamps follower (super easy! Just click Here and in the side bar click follow) And of course you will have a chance to shine. Post your creation using the mr. widget on the CCS Blog. You don't have to use Creative Clear Stamps but of course it is always a bonus if you do! You have until Sunday Night 10/18/09 at 8pm cst (9pm eastern, 6pm pacific). The prize each week will be a "CCS Challenge Winner" Badge to display on your blog and a personal discount code of 10% off your next CCS store purchase.
Make sure you use CCS2 when you post your creation splitcoast!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Creative Texture~~Challenge~~

Hi all! Today is the day for our first challenge ever! Are you as excited as I am? OK so for the details:


This challenge is ALL about texture.

Give your card that little something extra. This could be in the form of fabric, embossing, distressing, etc. You just want to be able to "see" the texture. I made two different project with this showing the new holiday sets. This used Holiday Sentiments. I wanted to try to make different kinds of cards and I have this great design paper that is embossed with glitter. I made regular A2 sized cards backs (4.25x5.5) and I used adhesive to put down the strip of design paper and then placed the die over the card and was able to cut through the folded cardstock. I now have mini Christmas note cards and this will make the perfect bulk thank you gifts or if you have a lot of cards to send out you bulk produce this project and make a lot of cards fast.

The above card uses turquoise. I love different color Christmas cards! They are always so unique. This card is pretty shimmery in real life but of course you can not see in the picture.


The above card Is embossed around the edges and the Christmas trees are also glittery and embossed as well. These cards were fun to make and I am thinking of making a lot of these to include with Christmas gifts.

OK now for the fun stuff! We want you to play along! Get some inspiration and show us your creativity!!! Of course their are rules. You must be a Creative Clear Stamps follower (super easy! Just click Here and click follow in the side bar) And of course you will have a chance to shine. Post your creation using the mr. widget on the CCS Blog. You don't have to use Creative Clear Stamps for the first one but of course it is always a bonus if you do! You have until Sunday Night at 8pm cst (9pm eastern, 6pm pacific). Make sure you post on Splitcoast using keywords CCS1
I want to know what you would like to see as challenges! Feel free to leave a post with suggestions! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Info for the first Northern California Stamp retreat!

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