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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Fruit, Flowers and Friends.....Things I Like to Pick" card ~ Day 3 of CDS sneak peeks!

Hi again!
Today I get to share one of the cutest images illustrated by my friend Shawne Arnold. It is called "Fabulous Fruit Stand" and it is so fun to color! It will be available at Clear Dollar Stamps on April 1st.

Remember, you can click on any image for a closer view.
Little Tip: After water coloring the jeans, I crosshatched with white and blue colored pencils for a 'denim" look.
I paper pieced the top and popped the girl once and her ponytail again.
I f you have not seen yesterdays post, you should check it out. You could win one of my latest stamps to be released!
You also will want to go check out what the other awesome DTs are peeking today by visiting Lori's Blog for the complete list of stamp releases and links to who is peeking them.

Thanks again for dropping by!
Hugs,
True :D

Card Recipe:
CDS STAMPS USED: Fabulous Fruit Stand
CS/PAPERS: Cosmo Cricket's "Material Girl" Bazzill Dots. Core'dinations . 104lb. cold pressed European watercolor paper
INK: Staz-On - Jet Black. Color Box- Lipstick red and tangerine
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Offray Kiwi ribbon. Diamond Glaze. sewing machine with orange thread. Wizard and rectangle Nestabilities foam tape, glue, flowers from Hobby Lobby's floral department. Ranger Stickles in turquoise.
COLORING: KOH-I-NOOR Watercolor Wheel Stack , Prismacolor pencils
TECHNIQUES: stamping, watercolor pencils, sewing, 3D, tole'

Monday, March 29, 2010

Day 2 of CDS Sneak Peeks ~ One of my stamps relase & win some Comment Candy!!!!!

Hello All!
Today is a very exciting day for me! I am pretty new at illustrating stamps, so each new release is a big event!
Today I am going to show you 3 peeks and give you a chance to win a little comment candy! (Candy is now closed)
The first peek was done with my illustration "Butterfly Bunny". It will be available for purchase on April 1st.
Read all the way to the bottom for a chance to win my new stamp!
(Candy is now closed)

Remember, you can click on any picture to enlarge for better detail.


The second peek is from the "Bless My Bloomers" set illustrated by my friend Kim Teasdale.


For this card, I combined another of my design teams by using "The Paper Temptress's" beautiful papers.
Papers used are: Vista Mica Metallic, Fairway Mica Metallic, Neenah Solar White


The third card is from the "Bee Happy Charlie" set designed by my friend Laurie Wilson.
I have titled my card.... "Don't Whinny...Bee Happy!"  :)




All of these sets will be available @ Clear Dollar Stamps on April 1st.

You will want to check out all of the super talented DT's sneaks for this month. For a complete list of who is showing what stamps today, go visit Lori's blog.

(Sorry, the candy is now closed)
OK....What is the comment candy and how do you get a chance to win?
The candy is my brand new "Butterfly Bunny" stamp and all you have to do to win is leave a comment about one or all of the cards on this post. Easy cheesy!

I would love it if you would become a follower too (if you aren't already) but it is not necessary to win.
I will pick a name by random on Sunday, April 4th.

Thanks again for stopping by!
Hugs,
True :D

"Butterfly Bunny" Card Recipe:
CDS STAMPS USED: Butterfly Bunny
CS/PAPERS: Basic Grey's - "Lily Kate" stack. Bazzill Dots. Core'dinations
INK: Staz-On - Jet Black. Color Box- Olive, Lime and Rouge
ACCENTS/TOOLS: The Paper studio's Spare Parts brads, Offray Kiwi ribbon. Ranger Stickles in: Orange Peel, Yellow, Lime, and Cotton Candy. Prima flowers. Diamond Glaze. sewing machine with tan thread. Wizard and rectangle Nestabilities
COLORING: Prismacolor watercolor pencils
TECHNIQUES: stamping, watercolor pencils, sewing, 3D, tole'
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"Don't Whinny Bee Happy!" Card Recipe:
STAMPS USED: Clear Dollar Stamps "Charlie Bee Happy"
CS/PAPERS: Basic Grey's - "Origins" stack. Bazzill - smoothie green. The Paper Temptress's "Neenah Solar White
INK: Staz-On - Jet Black, Color Box's Olive and Lime cat's eyes
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Offray yellow ribbon, Ranger Industries Stickles glitter glue in - Black Diamond, Lime Green, and Stardust, sewing machine with yellow thread, foam tape, glue, Stampin' Up's Corner Rounder punch
COLORING: watercolors
TECHNIQUES: Stamping, water coloring, sewing, 3D, tole'
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"Bless My Bloomers" Card Recipe:
STAMPS USED: Clear Dollar Stamps "Bless My Bloomers"
CS/PAPERS: The Paper Temptress's- Vista Mica Metallic, Fairway Mica Metallic, Neenah Solar White
INK: Memento - Tuxedo Black
COLORING: Copic markers # YG67, G21, Y11, E35, VR04, E08, R02, B23, B00, YR04, Y06, ACCENTS/TOOLS: Wizard, Lables and square Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, and Swiss Dots embossing folder, ScorPal, piercing tool, Offray Nice and Narrow ribbon in Kiwi, All Sorts of Things brads in Blue and Yellow, double-sided foam tape, glue, sewing machine and green thread, Ranger Stickles in Yellow, Orange Peel, Waterfall and Stardust, Diamond Glaze
TECHNIQUES: Stamping, alcohol inking, sewing, tole', 3D, embossing
SPECIAL NOTES: I stepped it up by layering, and adding Stickles glitter glue and Diamond Glaze over the coloring

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 1 of CDS April Sneak Peeks!

Hello All!
It is that time again...Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks!
I have 2 samples for you today.
The first is the new "Doodlebug" stamp set designed by the rockin' Kim Teasdale.

The second is from the AWESOME "Heartfelt Sentiments" set designed by the wonderfully sweet Laurie Wilson. This set comes with lots of pretty sentiments and some tiny images that are perfect for tags and quick cards. To see the whole set, go HERE.
This set is GREAT for CAS (Clean And Simple) cards such as mine. This card only took about 5 minutes.
Another element that makes for a pretty card is the AWESOME "The Paper Temptress" papers I used. They are: Vista Mica Metallic, Spring Larch Glimmer, Pink Lemonade Pop Tones, Heavenly White
 

You will want to check out all of the super talented DT's sneaks for this month. For a complete list of who is showing what stamps today, go visit Lori's blog.

Please check back tomorrow when I can share cards made with MY latest illustration. Wooohooo!
Please pop a quick comment so I will know you took the time to drop by!
Hugs your way!
True :D

"Doodlebug" Card Recipe:
STAMPS USED: Clear Dollar Stamps "Doodlebug"
CS/PAPERS: Stampin Up's "Soft Subtles" Coordinations
INK: Staz-On- Jet Black. Color Box - Warm Red, and Blue Iris
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Cricut and "George" cartridge, Cuttlebug and circle folder, Offray 1/2" orange ribbon, ", sewing machine with orange thread, COLORING: KOH-I-NOOR Watercolor Wheel Stack
TECHNIQUES: Stamping, water coloring, sewing
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"CAS Birthday Card" Card Recipe:
STAMPS USED: Clear Dollar Stamps "Heartfelt Sentiments"
CS/PAPERS: The Paper Temptress's - Vista Mica Metallic, Spring Larch Glimmer, Pink Lemonade Pop Tones, Heavenly White
INK: Staz-On- Jet Black.
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Cuttlebug and Birthday folder, Wizard and square Nestabilities
COLORING: KOH-I-NOOR Watercolor Wheel Stack
TECHNIQUES: Stamping, water coloring


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just popping in to say HI!

Spring Color Splash Pictures, Images and Photos

Hello All!
Just thought I would take a second and let you know why I have not posted a new card in awhile.

I have been working on a pretty big and pretty cool project that I can't wait to share with you.....but I'll have to!

I have also been working on my April sneak peeks for Clear Dollar Stamps. Peeks are always a fun time but, I am super excited this month because one of the peeks was illustrated by YOURS TRULY! giggle giggle!

Make sure and come back daily starting Sunday, March 28th to check them out.

I thought I would also mention that I will be having a minor surgery tomorrow so they can figure out how to proceed with a major one I have coming up soon.

Please keep me in your prayers. The plus side.....I can make more cards during my 6 weeks of recovery!

See... There is a silver lining!!!!

Hugs your way!

True :D

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Check out my friend Laurie's digis!

Hi everyone!
I have to toot about one of my friends!

I think it is so cool that some of the friends that I have met through stamping are venturing into stamp illustrating and digital stamps! My friend Laurie Wilson has been illustrating designs for Clear Dollar Stamps for quite awhile but she has now started selling digis on her blog also and they are too darn cute!
Her digi shop is called Clearly Delightful. She has some freebies too and you can enter her fun challenges for more!
Here is a card that Laurie did using one of her new digis called "Bird Bath Joy".
Isn't it the sweetest thing?  :)

Pop on over to Laurie's digi blog and take a peek. You will be glad you did!
Make sure and tell her True sent ya!
Hugs your way!
True :D

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

DT call for my friend Shawne's new digi shop "Studio 313 Exclusive Creations"

HI!!!!
My friend Shawne Arnold does the cutest drawings and when she asked if I would like to play with one of her brand new digis.....I just had to! I wanted to help spread the word that she will be opening shop in a few weeks and is on the hunt for her first ever design team! It is sure to be a fun time for the lucky girls that get picked. Shawne is a real sweetheart and is very talented. She already illustrates for Clear Dollar Stamps but is branching out on her own now too. You can see some of her images HERE at the store to get an idea of what kind of cute stuff she creates.

If you would like to apply, head on over to her blog where she will have the details and you can pick up a free digi to use for your try out.

I will be a reoccurring special guest DT. I would love to be full time but already have tons of irons in the fire on top of a full time REAL job. LOL!


I did this card to show off her "Easter Egg Hunt" digi. Isn't the ruffled covered hinny the cutest? :)

Please make sure and leave me a comment before you go visit Shawne and make sure you tell her that True sent ya!

Hugs,
True :D

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Day 2 of KSS and TPT Treasure Hunt & My Clue!!!!


Hi again!
For those of you who didn't see my post yesterday, The Paper Temptress and Kitchen Sink Stamps are teamed up to give away a great prize package!
The treasure hunt started Saturday, March 13th but it is not too late to get in on the fun because it doesn't end until Friday the 19th.
My card is done with some of the items that will be in the giveaway. The clover is from the Multi Step Shamrock and Clover stamp set that KSS is giving away. They are also throwing in some green inks.      The Paper Temptress is giving away their St. Patty's KSS Green Package which I used some of on this card, and I have to say that it is AWESOME!!!!
To play along and for a chance to win, visit The Paper Temptress's Community Blog for all the rules and details.
Before you go though....you might want to jot the following words down for your day 2 clue....

"PETAL ON"

If you already know the rules you can travel on to Anita's blog and check out her pretty creation.

If you missed the day 1 clue, go visit Maria and jot it down!

I would love it if you left a comment...even if it is just a quick "Hi" so I will know you were here.
Have fun and good luck!
Hugs,
True :D


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Win a "Pot o' Gold" in the KSS St. Patty's Day GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Pot Of Gold Pictures, Images and Photos

Hi Everyone!
Just thought I would drop a note to let you know that Kitchen Sink Stamps and The Paper Temptress have teamed up for a fun treasure hunt and it starts today!
Head on over to The Paper Temptresses Community Blog for all of the details. You could win some awesome green goodies!
See ya back here tomorrow *wink* *wink*!
Hugs,
True :D

Friday, March 5, 2010

Some of my OWOH winnings!!!!

Hi!
About a month ago I was involved in a huge blog hop called "One World One Heart". It was created by the crazy but wonderful Lisa Swifka as a way for artists all over the world to meet each other by visiting blogs we might never have ever seen otherwise. It was a fun ride and I was a very lucky girl when it comes to the blog candy part. I won 9 candies from some really awesome people!!!! Along with the ones from the US, I got one from Germany, one from the UK, and one from Australia! So fun!!!
It was a blast picking up my mail for a few weeks! Almost like Christmas!  :)
I am still waiting for 3 of them to arrive but will post them when they get here. I didn't want to wait any longer to thank the ones who's I have already received.


These beautiful tags are from Pat Winter.


This adorable necklace is from Nicola Toms


The beautiful silk fabric is from Shashi Nayagam and she threw in some extras too! Some jaw-dropping lace and bead trim! So sweet!


These stunning rose natural pearls are from Beth Bricker. The picture doesn't do them justice. They are AWESOME!


This pretty corsage is from Christen Brown.


I absolutely LOVE this artsy necklace made by Jodi Creager. You should visit her blog and check out her dolls....they are AWESOME!!!!

Thanks to you all! I love and appreciate all of my gifts! It was a pleasure getting to meet you all also!
Hugs,
True :D

Monday, March 1, 2010

And the winner of my anniversary candy is....



Of... My Comfort Cottage

Lori,
Congratulations!
Please email me with your snail mail addy in the next few days and I will ship out your goodies.

I would like to thank all of you who entered and who regularly check in and leave sweet comments. I really appreciate it more than you know.

I love giving stuff away so make sure and check back often. You could be the winner next time!

Hugs,
True :D