Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Release Day!

Good morning friends!  I hope you had a great Monday!  Today is a new release day with Clear Dollar Stamps and there are a ton of very fun, new images for you to check on their website!

I'm going to show you two of them.  The first, to the right, is actually a digi set that was converted from a clear stamp set called For Unto You.  I adore the simplicity of these images and the little sheep are so cute.  The set comes with tons of sentiments so you can do just about anything with it!  If I had more of the sheet music paper I might actually consider this for my main Christmas card this year.  The Halo and star are both covered in Sundance Smooch and the sheep have a little glitter on them, too.

My second card is made with a set by Trudy called Hearts and Holly.  I love that this sets main theme is all about Jesus.  What a wonderful way to remind everyone that receives this card that Jesus is the reason for the season?  The papers are part of the Hearts and Holly set so it was fun and simple to put together.  What you can't see if that the white dotted blue back ground is all sparkly.  I took my Clear Star Gelly Roll pen (which I use a TON) and just dotted it all over the blue background.  It is a really nice subtle effect in real life.   

I hope you will head over to the CDS Blog to check out what everyone has made for the release!  I also want to let you know that this will be my last post with CDS.  I have enjoyed designing for them and just am making a couple of changes.  Thank you to Jerusha for asking me on the team and being a great digi team coordinator!

I had a couple of people (okay...just one) ask me how I make the little "haystacks" (bundles of twine) that I've been using on my card so tomorrow I will be showing a real short tutorial on it.  It will be short because it is so simple but it really has a fun effect on the card, I think.

Thought of the day:  Sometimes it is okay to take a step back and admit you are being ridiculous.  Raise your hand if you've been there, too!

10 comments:

Sara I. said...

Both sooo adorable!! Love the sheet music and the pop of the sheep on the first creation and the holly berries on the last creation is perfect! xx

Patti J said...

Arghhh...it's hard to type with my toes! (Both hands are in the air!!!) Love your thought for the day! Your cards are WONDERFUL!!! I love, love LOVE that first card (I knew you'd pick that one!), and the second one is so cheerful and sweet! Thanks for sharing....

Mary J said...

Both are so FAB, Lorie!

Hey, have you checked out the Pollycrafts blog recently?!!

http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/winners-and-favourites-challenge-118.html

M x

Lisa Lara said...

These are awesome Lorie. I love your sheep and the twine with your heart!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Two gorgeous cards here Lorie!!! I love 'em both!!

Linda

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Lorie, what amazing creations. I absolutely adore the first card. Love your design, colors and background paper... perfect with the wonderful image!
Your second card is gorgeous. Such a fresh design and color choice.

Glenda Atkins said...

Lorie, both cards are amazing and I especially love the second card with the twine and the heart. Beautiful!

Donna said...

Great cards, Lorie! Love those Christmas images; so simple but so effective!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Lorie these new release images are great, your cards wow! I really, really like the first one, great layout and very eye catching!

Love the colors and layout of your second one too, I like how you've used the gel pen (:

Jerusha said...

These cards are perfect! They are both so bright and fun. Thank you so much for being a part of the team. Your creations were always so inspiring!! :)