Monday, February 28, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps March Sneak Preview Day 2!!

Did yesterday get you all excited and giddy about the stamp sets being released tomorrow?? I sure hope so!! Super great sets from yesterday and MORE today!! Yep! More. :) If you missed yesterday's sets or want to see all of today's set, head over to Lori's blog after you check out - and comment on :) - the projects here.

Soooooo .... what to show you first?!

How about this?
This is the Hydrangea set. Gorgeous, isn't it?! Here in Georgia, we see a LOT of hydrangea flowers. The beautiful flowers range in color from white to pink to blue to purple. Super cool to see all of the beautiful colors. The flowers are known to change color based on the pH of the soil. So, for my flower, I had several colors on the one bunch. This is more unusual, but not unheard of. It happens many times when the bush is transplanted or grown in a container. Ok ... enough of the botany lesson. I'm sure that you were very interested in all of that. :)

I colored this image with my watercolor crayons. Ooooh, how I love the effect I get from these. :) Gorgeous.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Hydrangea

Paper: white, blue, sweet cheeks, budding lilac

Ink: black
Accessories: watercolor crayons, aqua painter, tabs and tags dies, cuttlebug, folder, pop dots, ribbon, pearls

Techniques: watercoloring

The fantastic set, Roses to Die for, was created to go with our Blooming Bouquet dies. Works perfectly, doesn't it?! Awesome. I wanted to create a bit of a distressed, old-fashioned look on this one.

Card Recipe:

Stamps - Roses to Die for

Paper -Worn Parchment, Pucker Up, Spring Leaf, Toasted Almond, white

Ink - black, brown, walnut

Copics -

Accessories/Tools - Blooming Bouquet dies, Cricut, SCAL, Card Cuts svg,file, clips, ribbon, pearls, sewing machine, cuttlebug, folder

Oh my gosh!!!! Isn't this set adorable?! I just love that little bug and that fantastic flower. I went with the Clean and Simple look on this card and really like the way it turned out. I used the ScorPal to score an edge line all the way around the square.

Card Recipe:

Stamps - Ladybug Hugs

Paper - Tangelo Smoothie, red, black, white

Ink - black

Copics - Y26, Y28, YR04, YR07, R81, R32, R37, G94, G99, C3, C5, C7

Accessories/Tools - ScorPal

Last one ... and it's the one you can get *free* in March with a qualifying order!! I know that you're waiting not-so patiently for this one. :) It's worth it. Such a versatile set. It has so many great sentiments for the holidays during the year. I chose to focus on Easter since it's just around the corner.

Card Recipe:
Stamps - Yearly Occasions
Paper - amethyst, apricot, dp (sanded), Spring Leaf, Toasted Almond
Ink - black
Copics - n/a
Accessories/Tools - sanding block, Designer Labels dies, Blooming Bouquet dies, Cuttlebug, folder, sewing machine, ribbon, pop dots, pearls

Ok ... so, tomorrow, you'll want to run over to the Clear Dollar Stamps site and grab some of these great sets. Wonderful quality and delightfully relevant sets make Clear Dollar Stamps SO worth every penny you can spend on them. Go get 'em!!!

Have an awesome Monday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!

More fun stuff coming this week - including the Clearly Inspired Challenge on Friday. Don't miss it!!



  1. These are all wonderful! The softness of your first one is great. Your layered rose is awesome and the buggie is adorable.

  2. Beautiful creations Shell!

    True :D

  3. Wow Shell, these are all such fabulous cards!!! Love your ladybug card with those added score lines...simple yet packs such a big punch!!


  4. Hi Shell...such beautiful flowers. I LOVE how you did your ladybug on the flower.

  5. Awesome cards Shell!!


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