Sunday, June 19, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps June Blog Hop!!!!



LinkWoohoo!!!! Welcome to the June Edition of the Clear Dollar Stamps' Monthly Blog Hop!!!! You should have come here via Laurie's amazing blog, but if not, no worries! Just head over to Lori's blog to start the hop and comment along the way for your chance to win.





"Sugar and spice and everything nice,
that's what little girls are made of."


That's our theme for this month's hop ... little girls! What do you think of when you think of little girls? Ribbons and lace? Dolls and tea parties? I think of those, too, but in my world, we have to throw in a little mud, dirt, worms, holes in the jeans, and John Deere. I have ... if it's possible ... a very girly-girl tomboy. Hahaha! My 'little girl' inspiration is 5 years old, FULL of energy (24/7), and a total delight. We have often said that she is proof that God has a sense of humor. :) Please keep in mind that she came along when my boys were 15 and 10 ...... yeah ..... VERY funny ...... Ha. Seriously, she's a delight, and there is nothing that I would take for her. She's so precious.


So, my mojo went with a little rough-n-tumble, girly-girl card kind of card. Ok ... cardS. I ended up making 2.
This is the first one I made. I can't (still) decide if I like it or not. What do you think?? There's lots of shimmer and sparkle, some lace, and flowers, but I roughed up the edges a bit like a pair of old, comfy jeans. That's my little girl, beautiful and sparkly - with a little rough and tumble around the edges. :)

Card Recipe -
Stamps : Blooming Bouquet, Rooster Sunrise (sentiment), Spring Critters
Paper: saffron, dp
Ink: black, rose, white pen
Copics: none
Accessories: Blooming Bouquet dies, Cuttlebug, pearls, ribbon, oval punch, Sheer Shimmer, pop dots, sanding block



This is a much more CAS card.... clean and simple. I love the Thankful Pockets set, but it was a Stamp of the Month and probably not available any longer. That pocket with the flowers is so perfect for the little girl in my life. The pink hearts on the background are from the Baby Bundle set (released in January of this year).


Card Recipe -
Stamps : Baby Bundle (Jan. 2011 release), Thankful Pockets (Nov. 2010 Stamp of the Month)
Paper: white, lavender
Ink: rose, blue
Copics: BV11 - flowers in corner
Accessories: watercolor crayons, pearls, ribbon, flowers, pop dots, water




So .. which one do you like the best? Which one do you think represents a rough-n-tumble girly girl? Hahaha!

How about some details about the blog hop?

PRIZES: 2 lucky winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate for the CDS store for purchase of clear or digital stamps ONLY.


WINNERS: Winners will be randomly chosen from comments received on two DT member blogs. Winners will be announced on the CDS blog and on here Thursday, June 23rd.

It's your job to comment on as many of the posts in the blog hop as you can. Comment, comment, comment for your chance to win!!


From here, you need to ramble right on over to Christi's super duper blog after commenting here. Remember to go back and start back at Lori's if you just happened by here today.



I know you'll find tons of fun and inspiration on the hop today. Perhaps, you'll also find yourself to be a winner, as well! :)

Cherish your dad today if you still have him here on this earth with you. I miss my daddy terribly. Have a fantastic Father's Day (Happy Father's Day to all the special dad's out there!!!) and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow.


~*Shell*~

26 comments:

  1. This is cute! Love the little stamped lady bugs! :)

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  2. Hi Shell, I love your card. Funny, rough edges with the lace and sparkle! Hey, I can only see one card? Maybe it is just me.
    Hugs, Sarah

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  3. fantastic creation!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  4. Love pocket cards.

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  5. Two super cute cards Shell!! Love your pocket card! CAS is right...love it!

    Linda

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  6. Love em both! Very cute!

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  7. Both cards are great! Loved your story about your sweet girl too!

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  8. These are sweet. I especially like the pocket with flowers.

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  9. Two cute cards. I, too, have a girly-girl tomboy 5 year-old, so I know exactly what you mean. I think the second card is perfect. Love the denim pocket.

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  10. Both cards are very cute. The Second one has tomboy written all over it. The first is very girly. I love the flowers, ladybugs, and lace. Thanks for sharing Edwina Brown

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  11. I like both but from reading your post it seems you are leaning towards the second one so I say go for it!

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  12. Your cards are both adorable
    'Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  13. Cute cards! Love the bling. Thanks for the fun hop!

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  14. Both of these are girlie, the flowers out of the pocket are very cute.

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  15. Very sweet Shell. Love the pocket and the lace.

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  16. Love the pockets...so cute!

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  17. Your cards are very cute. Thank you for sharing them.

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  18. both are super cute Shell...

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  19. Shell, both cards are adorable.I love that you added sparkles and lace to your first card. I love the pocket too! TFS! The first one is more rough and tumbly:-)

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  20. Enjoy the layouts you have chosen and love the distressing on your pink card.

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  21. Great cards--my favorite is the denim pocket one.

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  22. Nice cards, thanks for sharing.

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  23. Great job with the theme...!! I especially like that little jeans pocket! So cute!

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  24. love both of these cards. so cute.

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  25. both really cute cards! like them

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