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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Day



Good morning everyone!!! I am having such a lazy day today...haven't even had a shower yet...yikes!!! I really need to get outside and work in the flower gardens...everything is so dead looking....I need to cut off the brown tops and pull weeds so my neighbors quit giving me dirty looks...heeheehe!! If we don't get rain I may not have any flowers to worry about. It seems the country either has floods or drought...no happy medium any more....anyway, on that happy note...let me tell you about my CDS cards.

The Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast today is to create using a frugal find. Whether it's something inexpensive or something recycled... find ways to incorporate it into your design. I have a whole box of *stuff* that I hoard...things that come off packages, boxes, and gifts. Today I used a piece of rope like ribbon that was tied around a gift box of Ghirardelli chocolates...tooo yummy for words!!



The Clear Dollar Stamps Sorry Charlie image and sentiment were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with copics. The background layers were sponged, distressed, doodled, and torn...sounds like I beat the poor thing!! I did add the pearls for a little glam...rustic charm!!


Oh, BTW, Clear Dollar Stamps is looking for a Guest Designer for the month of March...check it out on Lori McCroskey's blog!!



The Wednesday Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast gave me another opportunity to use my Inchies!! Also, it got up in the 80's that day so I needed to work with snowflakes and penguins to cool things off!!
The images from Clear Dollar Stamps Zoo Critters set were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. They were glammed up with a little glitter, cutout and attached to the Inchie from Inchie Art, LLC with glue dots. Snowflakes were sponged on the Inchie using a home made stencil with Soft Sky and punched snowflakes, pearls, and ribbon finish it off.


Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a great day!!!





19 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Charlie looks so sad, maybe becuase of all the brown flowers outside. hee hee Kidding... Great card, and you know that penguin is too darn cute!

Christi said...

This is adorable!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Joan these are just FABULOUS!! That horse is just killing me now!! And those penguins are too too cute!! You know I love that one!! :) TFS!!

Rose Ann said...

Your horse is so cute, and I love all of your distressing and your doodling!! Your penguin inchies are adorable as well, Joan!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome cards, girl!...I especially love the horse card. There's just someting about that adorable horse...great paper to put with it too.

Connie (cmc2stamp) said...

Oh Joan, that rope like ribbon is just perfect with this adorable ribbon!

Laurie tx stamper said...

These are just so sweet Joan! Those penguins are just darling mixed with blue snowlfakes, and Charlie is cute and huggable, totally love that ribbon!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Joan, this is too cute!!! Both cards are great. Love the cute horse. Great looking blog!!! Love the lace border edging!!!

JulieA said...

That's a great rope find. Looks terrific with that sweet horse. And your snowflake and penguin card is soooooooo cute! Love those colors and your inchies.

chelemom said...

What a great way to use up that rope!! Love both cards!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Both are awesome Joan! Love Charlie, he really is so cute! Your penguins are adorable!!!

LOL @ getting out to weed because your neighbours are giving you looks...hahahaha....

I won't be weeding for MONTHS...maybe May?

Jackie said...

Beautiful work Joan and love the design on both of them....tfs!!!

Jerri Kay said...

Both are so adorable Joan, I'm especially liking that donkey, way too adorable!

Jerri Kay said...

Both are so adorable Joan, I'm especially liking that donkey, way too adorable!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Great cards! I love the sweet look on the horse's face and the barbed wire outline! The penguins in the shades of blue is SO PRETTY!!! Love them both!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

What awesome creations!
:-)

Shawne said...

Hi Joan! Perfect colors for these stamps, really really cute cards! I just love the weay you did sorry Charlie. Great descriptions too.

Anonymous said...

I love both your cards. I look at your blog just about everyday, but just don't have time to comment very often.

Erin Bigler said...

Adorable, Joan! I did this sketch, too, so if you get a sec, check it out on my blog: http://erinspaperpleasures.blogspot.com/