Friday, October 31, 2008

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peak #4 - Lamppost Expressions

Happy Halloween for those of you into the Halloween thing! I am hoping to have some really cute pictures of the boys to share later. Their costumes were finished in a timely fashion (yeah for me). I was very pleased that I wasn't up till the wee hours last night sewing.

Today is also my last set of cards to share with you from Clear Dollar Stamps. Today's stamp set is called Lamppost Expressions and as soon as I saw it I loved it. It has an old time, kind of romantic, maybe a Charles Dickens look to it.

The main image was stamped on glossy paper, colored in with Copics, sanded with sand paper, and finally inked with some dye ink. I then distressed the heck out of the background paper and my mat. Black and brown is one of my favorite color combos too.
{Recipe} Cardstock: Kraft (PTI), Black, Desert Sand, Glossy Cardstock (CTMH) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Stamps: Lamppost Expressions (CDstamps) Other: Sanding paper, Edge distressor (CTMH), Black Ribbon, Brads

My next card card has a more holiday feel to it, but with the variety of sentiments in this set, your options are definitely not limited. Isn't that kitty the cutest? I didn't take a close up, but I fun flocked the white sections of the stocking and it turned out so cute.

{Recipe} Cardstock: Ponderosa Pine, Cranberry, Desert Sand, Colonial White (CTMH) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Cranberry (CTMH) Stamps: Lamppost Expressions (CDstamps) Other: Brads, Nesties

And finally, my last card combines Lamppost Expressions with an individual set you can purchase - TOMORROW :) Its called Iron Fence :)

I stamped the fence with Versamark ink and then embossed it with black embossing powder and then cut it all out :) I also embossed the lamppost on glossy cardstock as well as the edges of the cardstock. Other than that the rest of it is pretty simple. Another favorite color combo - red and black.

Cardstock: Black, Cranberry, Glossy (CTMH)
Ink: Versamark, Black (CTMH)
Stamps: Lamppost Expressions, (CDstamps)
Other: Black Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Nesties, Bitty Brads

That's it for sneak peaks - remember that all new stamps and items to the store will be available to purchase tomorrow, November 1st! Ack!!! Did I just write November!!! This is a crazy busy month for us.

I wanted to show you one more little thing. For my 1st sneak peek I chose to use the Card Categories set. I wanted to share a picture of how I have my own personal card stash organized. I like to have a ton of dividers so there are a couple that I added myself, but out of all those categories, I only created 3 of my own. The basket I purchased at Michaels and it fits 3 rows of standard A2 cards perfectly. Call me crazy, but I'm making another set to organize my odd shaped cards and smaller cards too. I LOVE this set.

Extras you need to know about!

*** Limelight Papercrafts has our Sketch and Product Challenge going on right now. Click -->HERE<-- for all the details. You have until Sunday to play along!

*** CropStop is a great store that has tons and tons of great die cuts and other great scrapbooking products available. Haylie-Jo is continuously adding to her inventory. This weekend, November 1 -2 is the official "Grand Opening" of the store and there will be TONS of fun challenges and games for your chance to win TONS of incredible prizes. Make sure to stop by and visit the store message board this weekend.


Lauren said...

Beautiful cards Katie. I love the lamppost.

Em's Places said...

Great cards.... and rockin organization!
Good job girl!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful cards. I like all of them. Great way to organize your cards too.

Desire Fourie said...

These nostalgic lamp post stamps are just up my ally. They are gorgeous and can be very versatile. What a great idea to categorise one's card stash so its even faster to snatch and grab when one needs a card on short notice. Thanks for sharing. Warm regards

LLB said...

Hi Katie! I love, love what you did with the CDS Lamp Post set! Each card is beautifully created with such attention to color and detail. Great work!

Miss C said...

Oooooooh omg!!! I want that card divider stamp set thingy!!!

And holy batman! Tons of cards there!!! I better get makin'!!!

Where did you get the card divider stampy thingy again??

Emily said...

Like I said i was in awe when you showed me how many cards you have, compared to my measley 40 cards. I think I'll start making some now ha/ha.

Desire Fourie said...

Hi Katie. Hope you are enjoying your Saturday. Pop over to Doing Life when you have a moment ... there's something waiting for you. Hugs. Desire

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Wonderfully done Katie! I commented a couple days ago but it didn't save.

Anyhow, I love your CD Stamp samples!!!

Very creative!


Laurie tx stamper said...

Amazing card organizer! Of course the lightpost cards are wonderful too... but wow... that is ONE big box of cards!

Precious Scraps by Beverly said...

What an awesome collection of cards. I need one,I make one, you are so ahead of the game! And, I love your storage.

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