Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Super Sweet Blog Hop!!


It's the BIG Day!!! The Grand Opening of the New Clear Dollar Stamps Store!! Have you been there yet??? Isn't it wonderful!!!!! AND it's CDS Blog Hop day!!! If you came here from Sue's blog, you're on the right track, but if you're just joining the Hop, be sure to go back to LORI'S blog for all the fabulous details! (In case you're wondering, you'll be headed to Dawn's blog next, and if by chance any of the links are broken Lori has the complete list on her blog!)

So what do I have to share with you??? I have *two* new sets that are available at the All New Clear Dollar Stamps Store and some Blog Candy to share as well!!

The first set I have to share with you is Everyday Jar-gon. This is a wonderful set of 25 stamps that retails for $14.99, but is *on sale* for only $9.99 during the Grand Opening of the new store. Here are just a few samples, but be sure to check out the other blogs on the hop for many, many more ideas!! (And be sure to read to the end of the post to see how you can win it for free!!!)



I must admit that I had a hard time which stamps to use first in this set. There were fish and cookies and gumballs and bugs and candy and flowers along with 3 or 4 different jar toppers and gobs and gobs of sentiments. So many decisions!! LOL!! I decided to go with an open vase filled with flowers. I paper pieced the marbles in the bottom of the jar with some Basic Grey Wassail paper and used Copics and prismacolors to color the images, then finished them up with some sparkles from the Stardust gel pen. It's so sparkly in real life!

Flowers & Marbles

ALL CDSTAMPS STAMP SETS USED: Everyday Jar-gon
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: Basic Grey Wassail dp, K&Co Bailey dp,
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand
MARKERS (if any): Copic... BG10
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Button, Gold Cord, Scalloped Rectangle Nesties, Quickie Glue Pen, Stardust Glitter Pen, Sponge
COLORING MEDIUM (if any): Prismacolors w/ OMS
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any): Paper piecing


For my second card I used the jar with one of the lids to be a bug catcher. Sweet, simple and oh, so cute for your favorite friend who's under the weather.

Caught a Bug

ALL CDSTAMPS STAMP SETS USED: Everyday Jar-gon
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: SU dp, Old Olive CS, Bashful Blue CS
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue
MARKERS (if any): Copic... YG95, YG03, B45, BG10, C1
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon, Scalloped Rectangle Nesties, Eyelets, Paper Piercer, Sponge, Spica Clear Pen, Crop-a-dile, Dimensionals
COLORING MEDIUM (if any): Copics
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any): None!


AND! If the one sweet set wasn't enough... if you place an order from the new store before August 31st, you'll also get this 2 piece mini set *free* with your order!! Isn't it cute!

Fly on Over

ALL CDSTAMPS STAMP SETS USED: Promo MiniFly Set
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: Old Olive CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Kraft
INK: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Palette Burnt Umber
MARKERS (if any): Copic... YG03
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon, Scalloped Rectangle Nesties, Gold Cord, Sewing Machine, Sponge, Spica Clear Pen, Crop-a-dile, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug Tiny Tag Die, 3/4" Square Punch, Yellow Marvy Scallop Square punch
COLORING MEDIUM (if any): Copics
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any): None!


OK, here's what you've been waiting for... BLOG CANDY! I'll be drawing a name tomorrow night (August 16th) from all of you who leave comments. One of you will get the Jar-gon set absolutely FREE!


AND, if you collect all the letters throughout the hop... ( Mine is the letter P) and email the phrase to cdsbloghop@gmail.com you'll be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE - the entire September stamp release!!!! So make your comment and then hop on over to Dawn's Blog for another letter and some more eye candy.


Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you again soon!!! ~Tricia


PS... I had to schedule this post since I'm away at a stamping ShoeBox swap... so if the sizes or pictures are odd, I'm really sorry!!! :-)


90 comments:

Allen said...

Love the SWEET set and SWEET cards. God bless!
Peggy

Candy F. said...

How creative to use the gumballs to create marbles! Love your designs.

Vicki said...

OMG I love how you paper pieced the marbles with the perfect paper! And how one person sees these as candy balls and another marbles. LOVING this set!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your flowers and marbles card. The marbles are perfect!
Karen C.

StampinCathy said...

Now this is some inspiring and super SWEET cards. Thanks for a chance.

Jenny L. said...

I love how you did the marbles!! Very creative! Thanks for a chance to win this awesome set!

Jenny L.
jems@windstream.net

Angel said...

sweet cards!!! i love the daisies and would probably use them first, too!!!

Christi said...

Cute Cards! I especially like the marbles and flowers!

Debby said...

Love the gumballs or is it marbles. Cute idea.
Debby

Chef Mama Lori said...

Love your cards! I think the marbles are perfect in this! What a great idea to use them that way!

Susan said...

Love your "caught a bug" card!!

Ryann said...

Love love love your bookmark and matching card!

Shawna said...

Love your cards Tricia! This is going to be a great set to use.

Julie Temple said...

I LOCE the Caught a Bug card...I am convinced I need this set! Sweet cards...

Julie

Beverly Kissler said...

Love your cards.

Jerusha said...

AMAZING! Love the work taht you have done, superb job!!

Pamela said...

Love the paper with the Caught a Bug?...Made ya feel better just looking at it. Pam

love2stamp said...

Fabulous cards, Tricia! Love the jar of flowers - so beautifully colored and the marbles so cleverly made!

This blog hop has been so fun and inspiring! Thank you for the opportunity to win this terrific stamp set!

ashjoy said...

Your post was perfectly sweet!

kathyl said...

paper piecing marbles great idea!

Linda said...

What lovely cards you have made!! You are very creative to change the gumballs to marbles!!
What a fun set of stamps.

ChaosMom said...

I really love your flowers in the jar! really love how you changed up the gumballs to be marbles! how very clever - so much inspiration! fun set with so much inspiration!

Loryca said...

What a cute card with the flower and marbles looks so real I love all the ideals you have will be back hoping on thanks

Molly said...

I like all of the cards, but the bugs in the jar are adorable! This set would be so much fun!

farmaquista said...

I especially love your "caught a bug" card with the circles because it can be sent to just about anyone!!!

Manhattan Mandie said...

I love your cards! What a great idea to do marbles!!!

Jamiecrafts said...

cute examples, love them all!

Lisa Lara said...

Hey Tricia, don't include me in your drawing, I just wanted to leave you a comment. I just love your cards. Wow, you did 4. My goodness. I just love your bookmark! Great idea.

Grace said...

GREAT samples! Love your coloring on that jar!!! You girls all did a great job with this hop! What a "sweet" new look for the store too!

Barb said...

"Caught a Bug" is my absolute favorite card. I really like the way you "put it together."

Rebecca said...

Super cute!!! Love all the "sweet" cards!

Traci M said...

How sweet, and I like the sparkle too!

Brenda said...

Well I kept writing down my favorites, but I really like the marbles. Very creative. Great design!

Ms. Janine said...

Oh, these cards are great! Nice job.

Lorraine said...

Goodness, you pieced those marbles - what a fantastic detail! Your projects are all very lovely.

KimberlyO said...

Beautiful cards! I like how you "thought outside the box" with the gumballs. :)

Kimberly
kimberlyinmn@gmail.com

Nicole said...

I absolutely LOVE your Caught a Bug card!!! Great cards.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wonderful cards! I really like the bookmark! Great job.

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Tricia, You don't ever disappoint! Love the idea of the bookmark! You have such great creativity!! Keep it up girl!

Laura said...

I agree with you that the jars set has so many possibilities. Loved all your cards (especially the one with marbles).

Sue said...

Great cards! I love the colors on the "caught a bug" card.

Carrie said...

Really love the caught a bug set!

Leslie said...

Love the colors and simplicity of the Caught a Bug and I'm always looking for bookmark ideas. These are all fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

He he! I love your cards, Mom! Especially those marbles. ;)

Janet L. said...

Love the cards, especially the thinking of you one! Thanks for sharing your talent.

lilscrappers said...

mmmm, love that bug jar!

jennruggeri75 said...

I love the stamps you chose... such a pretty card!!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love all of your samples! I especially like the one "caught a bug?"

Carrie said...

This set is just too cute. I think I need it. Love the dragonfly set too. Thank you for the chance to win!

Nanette said...

Cute "caught a bug" card! I like the color combination

Vana63 said...

Adorable Cards! Thax for the chance to win!

Vina said...

Beautiful cards! I found this blog hop through your SCS card post..this is fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lenoria said...

Your interpretation of these stamps is beautiful, I love the look of the flowers in the jar!

lorrinda said...

Love your "Caught a bug" card! I want this set!

Anonymous said...

how sweet! luv your samples...marbles! great idea! luv the set and would love to win it! luv to win anything! lol...ty for a chance Cher
hilly77@comcast.net

Nikki said...

Your cards are fantastic cute idea about the marbles :)

Anonymous said...

yor marbles r a gud idea i wud not have thot of that thanxs for the chanse to win
merri (onehand)
jebergerson@hotmail.com

Donnas Den said...

58....Lovely cards. Really good use of the fly on over set.

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous projects Tricia!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Fab cards! You DT gals are really creating a strong itch for that set!

Savor the Journey said...

Hope you're enjoying the shoebox swap get-away!

Your projects are absolutely divine! Here's to hoping this sweet set will be coming my way! *grin*

~Bev

faith said...

Loving the jar stamp.

Wendy said...

These are such cute cards. I love the dragonfly!

Kate Stockman said...

I love your card designs, they are All so good.
Kate

Cat said...

Your cards are beautiful, and I love the tags!

nannette13 said...

I love the cards you made - great ideas for the marbles! Love the bookmark too! Thank you for sharing!

Treasa said...

Love...Love...Love your projects!!!!

krischir said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the marbles you made for your flower card!! Sooooo great!!

babyjsmom said...

Love your cards.

MiamiKel said...

Omgoodness your card is a vision! So beautifully colored and I love your take on this using marbles - wonderfully done!

Fink said...

I just love the fabulous stamps that is always available at CDS! I just love the fabulous projects that design team does!

Georgia said...

I like your card making style!

Anita said...

Beautiful cards!

kinderdi said...

Love the soft look of the flowers in the jar! All of your cards are so pretty. Thanks for sharing! Diane

paradise45 said...

I absolutely love your cards!!! This stamp set is so awesome, with so many possibilities. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan H.
tomsue@charter.net

Linda said...

I have never seen a cute set like this one. I need it! Loved all your cards made in the blog! Thanks so much!

stampinsilvia said...

this is just gorgerous! I wanna win that yummy set!!!

Sue D said...

Great cards and I really like your marbles!!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Joylyn M. said...

I love how you made the marbles. What talent!

Becky Sorensen said...

Great cards. Love the colors you used.

OhioLori said...

Love your cards!!! The marbles in the jar look real!! Cool!! Really love the dragonflies tho too!! Very creative cards.

Michelle Adams said...

I love Clear Dollar Stamps and this set looks like it will be tons of fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cindi said...

Woot! Love the new store front, love the cute stamps and your cards are adorable! What a great idea with the gumballs--marbles!

scrapn4fun said...

The tags are what really attracted my attention. The are just beautiful. Love you work.

Shalah said...

I love your bug card!

Teresa Blue said...

How versatile is this set. Love the marbles! You've shared some inspiring cards.

StacyC said...

Very nice cards...

Sandra J. Strickler said...

love the caught a bug sentiment idea!

rockin stamper said...

Wonderful cards! What talent!

Mary

The Thomas Five said...

I love your got a bug card! The colors are perfect! AWESOME AWESOME!