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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lots of DT Cards today! RRRR Challenge and CDS Sneak Peeks, Plus Comment Candy!!!

Hi Everyone!
Today is the sneaks for this month's digi releases at Clear Dollar Stamps and also time for a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings that is co-sponsored by another one of my teams, Creative Charms!

This is a very long post so please keep on scrollin'!  :)
Because I want to show that I am grateful that you came to visit and took the time to look at my long post today, I am offering one lucky commenter both the new "I Love You BeeCause" and the "Monkey Business" digis below!

My first card covers both design team obligations plus I used some other teams supplies.
Do I know how to work it or what?!? Tehehehe!

My first sample is done with my new "I Love You BeeCause" digi set.
The fabulous ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon's ~ January Ribbon of the Month set. It is packed with lots of beautiful Valentine themed ribbons and trims.
Our RRRR challenge this time is to use "Hearts and Ribbons".

The pretty Pink Vintage Jewel Brad is from Creative Charms.
The paper is The Paper Temptress's ~ Heavenly White.

This is everything you get on the digi. It is a very versatile set that can be used for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and just BeeCause all year long!

It is just $2.50 for an instant download!

My next card was done with my new "Monkey Business" digi.

The paper is The Paper Temptress's ~ Heavenly White and  Jelly Bean Green.
The pretty Sunflower Swiss Dots Grosgrain ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

And now....I have some exciting news!
Starting with January's Clear Dollar Stamps release sets, CDS will be offering "Cuttin'Up SVG cut files to coordinate with the stamps!
I did this card using the "Heart Hugs" stamp that I illustrated, and the "Heart Hugs Cuttin' Up" SVG file with my Cricut. I am amazed at how fast and easy it was to cut! What would have taken about 5 minutes and been cut far from perfect, took about 10 seconds and the results are sa-weet!  ;)

The card base is Bazzill Swiss Dots, the DP is from K&Co's Super Pad stack and the pretty sparkly cardstocks are Cappuccino and  Bronze mica metallics from The Paper Temptress.
The little jewels on either side of the sentiment are Pink Gradient Gem Stickers from Creative Charms.

To get all the details about our new "Cuttin' Up" SVG files please visit Lori's Clearly iStamp blog.

Please visit Clearly iStamp to get links and see the amazing projects the other girls did with this month's digi releases!

Hope to see you all at the RRRR "Use Hearts and Ribbon" challenge!  :)

To be entered into the drawing for my new digi sets, just leave a quick comment and let me know which card is your favorite and why. No need to be a follower but I would appreciate it if you are so inclined!  :)
I will announce the winner Monday the 17th.

Thanks so much for dropping by!
BTW...comments are like heart hugs...so nice to receive! *wink* *wink*
True :D
Card Recipe for Card #1:
CDS STAMPS USED: "I Love You BeeCause" digi
CS/PAPERS: Heavenly White, K&Co. Super Pad stack
INK: Inkjet printer
ACCENTS/TOOLS: I Kan Dee chalks, ribbon, Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots embossing folder, pink half pearls, Diamond Glaze, Stickles in Cotton Candy and Diamonds, Scor-Tape, double-sided foam tape, Scor-Pal
COLORING: watercolors
TECHNIQUES: watercolor, embossing, chalking, 3D, popping, tole'

Card Recipe for Card #2:
CDS STAMPS USED: Monkey Business Digi
CS/PAPERS: My Mind's Eye ~ "Summer Song" stack, Paper Temptress ~ "Heavenly White" and "Jelly Bean Green"
INK: ink jet printer, Color Box ~ Olive Pastel
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Wizard and square Nestabilities, Diamond Glaze, Grosgrain dot yellow ribbon, Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal, Black Micron Pigma Pen, Double-sided foam tape, micro scissors, Eye Candie chalks
COLORING: Watercolors
TECHNIQUES: watercoloring, chalking, 3D, Tole'

Card Recipe for card #3:
CS/PAPERS: The Paper Temptress, K&Co Super Pad stack, Bazil Swiss Dots
INK: Staz-On Jet, Black, Versa-Magic Oasis Green and Malted Mauve
ACCENTS/TOOLS: CDS "Tabs and Tags" die set, Wizard, oval and scalloped oval Nestabilities, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, double-sided Foam tape, Pink Gradient Jewel stickers, Pink with white dots satin ribbon, sewing machine with pink and teal thread, teal and pink glitter glue, Diamond Glaze, white Gel pen, Cricut with "Heart Hugs" SVG file from Clear Dollar Stamps
COLORING: watercolors
TECHNIQUES: watercoloring, SVG cutting, sewing, popping, 3D, Tole', Paper Piecing.


Debra said...

Hi True! This cards are wonderful. I love how you made the bow using ribbon and a center (brad, button?) I struggle with bows even with the bow easy. I am going to CAS this from you! Have a good weekend!

Barb said...

Love 'em!!!!! I especially like the size of the Just Bee cause card!

Dora said...

OMG I'm so glad I saw your post, these cards are super adorable :)) they scream of cuteness and sweetness he he .. love them all. Hugs xxx

Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW True you have been busy girl, THESE are absolutely FABULOUS!!!!! I sooo love that monkey card, he is DARLING and your design is out of this world CUTE!!! What a fantastic post today, Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Cassie said...

These are great, True! What a wonderful way to show off SCAL. . .that bear is just too cute. SCAL makes it so easy to cut him out :D

The Stamper's Touch said...

WOW!!!! Would you look at all these fabulous creations!!!!!! Love each and every one of them!!! Fantastic True!


Mary said...

Your work truly amazes me True. I love the digi "I love you just beecause". Your coloring is fabulous. TFS, Mary M

Mim said...

Wow Trudy. Love the cards. Especially like the bear one. THe paper colours make it pop. Of course the colouring is fantastic as always,

theCook said...

Love the first card because of the sweet colors and its simplicity and love the last one because of the sweet image and the wonderful striped paper!

Jolara said...

i love the cute bear just want to hug him. Great card
Hugs Joyce

Sharon said...

Oh am I ever happy that I found your blog!!! I didn't know that CDS, one of my favs, had come out with the SVG cuts to match. WOWWWW!!!!!!!! what a time-saver! I love all three cards, but if I have to choose I'd say the heart wins my vote today, but that bear is absolutely adorable and I love the monkey too.

Lisa said...

amazing job on all True, my fav is the cuddly bear!!!!!!

Debbi said...

All of your cards are beautiful, True, but the monkey is SOOO cute! He has to be my fav.
Love the SVG files!!

Rhonda Miller said...

These cards are all soo cute and cheerful.
I just love the just Beecause set. That would be great for many occasions.

Joan V said...

Trudy, I love them all, but I think my favorite is I LOVE YOU card. Thanks for sharing all the info and I didn't mind the long post today. LOL

the PaperTemptress said...

What a fun post! I giggled outloud with the monkey....too adorable! Had a great time visiting today!
the PaperTemptress

Theresa said...

Your cards are lovely. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. I am already a folloer of yours on this blog. Thanks for syopping by. Hugs, Theresa

aremus said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the first one. TFS!


Julye said...

3 beautiful cards True and all so different too and the monkey joke I just love just my sense of humour. If you like that joke you might like this.
Doctor I feel like a bowl of strawberries, doctor replies, just a minute I have some cream for that.
Sorry I know it's bad but it makes me smile, perhaps I worked with children too long?

Татьяна said...

So wonderful! I love your cards, especially the way you colour them and the glitter on the flowers with gloss
Very cute

Vicky said...

Hi True thankyou so much for your lovely comment about my daughter door sign & thankyou also for becoming a follower. I too have become a follower of your fabby blog. Your cards are gorgeous hun I love both of these, I couldn't pick a fave sorry hun. Take care.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Louise said...

Wowzer these are amazing!! I especially love the monkey one, perfect for all those mischievous monkeys in our lives! Fab work as always xx

Debc06 said...

I love the "I love you Beary much" card. It is just so sweet, I can see giving it to my granddaughter, daughter, sister, Mom. I love the others too. Beary just made me go ahhhhhhhhhh.

Sandybeaches said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Love 'em all:) that monkey is just a little cute!

Sonja said...

Wow, you should such different ways to use these digis, just out lining works great...your coloring is amazing...your eye for color and balance are great...tfs
I totally enjoyed looking today, and I want to become a follower!...

Antonella said...

Love your cards, but have to say that the one that caught my fancy was "how do monkeys get down the stairs" I showed it to my son and he agrees it is really silly :-) Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us. Hugs, antonella :-)

Josie0602 said...

Fabulous cards!!! I love the monkey one! Adorable!!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great cards! My fav is the heart...I like the sentiments!

Merry said...

I love all three cards...such wonderful colouring, papers and layouts. But my favourite would have to be the monkey as I so love how you added the joke to the card and I was so glad you showed us the centre with the answer. :-) funny! Thanks for the chance in your giveawy.

Sue D said...

I think my favorite is the Just Beecause card because I am a beekeeper.

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh wow, your cards are super adorable and so details and your coloring is amazing! What cute images too! :D