Saturday, October 31, 2009

CCS Blog Candy Winner!

We now have a winner for the free blog candy - a single sentiment stamp from Creative Clear stamps - "Whoop De Freakin' Do!".

Congratulations StampinDi! You've won by simply leaving a comment! Please contact Laura at to claim your prize.

Thanks for all that participated in the blog hop. Wasn't it fun?!

As always, stay tuned into for new arrivals and don't forget to check out the opportunity to become a guest designer for CCS. How exciting!

Have a great day!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Win Blog Candy!

Sign up to subscribe to my blog today, leave a comment, and be instantly entered to win a Creative Clear Design sentiment single stamp!

Visit to particpate in today's blog hop where, if you sign up with each blog you have more of an opportunity to win. That's right! Each blog listed on the blog hop is giving away a sentiment single stamp, each one different. So sign up on each to increase your chances of winning. Wanna see what you can win if you sign up with this blog?

The stamp says, "Whoop De Freakin' Do!" How awesome is that?! I used it here as a birthday card. Inside the card it reads, "It's Your Birthday!". My son made the point of mentioning that this card probably wouldn't be appropriate for a kid. Hehehee.

So sign up today, and good luck!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gobble, gobble, gobble!

Happy Tuesday! Well, there has to be something to be happy about. Did you enjoy your long weekend? I hope you did!

Sometimes I try to challenge myself by making a clean and simple card. I find I'm always adding more detail and embellishments to my creations. Are you the same way?
Well, when I saw this adorable little turkey stamp from CCS I decided it should be the focal point on my card. Sometimes when too many embellishments are added, you can lose the stamp in all that creativeness. So here's an idea for some fun, quick and simple cards you can send to your friends and family. Who doesn't just love a cute little turkey?!

I used kraft coloured paper, scored and corner-rounded the sides and added some colour and faux stiching. Other than that, it's all turkey!

Inside it reads, "Happy Turkey Day!", a cute stamp also available in the same set!

Mmmmm....I feel like turkey for breakfast now..
Have a great day!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Selby Comtemplating...

Check out this darling digi-stamp from DzDoodles. What a sweet image! It's one of those images that's great for any occasion - all sorts of cards; birthdays, thinking of you, Easter, Christmas, etc. It's so much bang for your buck, and at only $3, that's a lotta bang! What is bang supposed to mean anyway? ;)

Digital images are awesome! Have you ever used them before? You receive them the same day, can re-size them, and they take very little space. And we all know how short on space we can be.
For this card I used Cosmo Cricket paper, and Stampin Up' Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Ruby Red paper.

What do you think?


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Sometimes inspiration can hit you when you least expect it. After flipping through a scrapbook magazine I noticed a page someone made using a bunch of small squares, and thought, what a great idea for a card!

Here's what I came up with. I used the Jingle Jangle set. The stamps in the set are the perfect size for this project!

Card is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2". Squares are 1-1/4" x 1-1/4", with distressed edges. Sentiments are also available as part of Creative Clear Designs' Jingle Jangle set.

Where do you find your inspiration?


Monday, October 19, 2009


After over nine years Karl and I are finally married! What a beautiful ceremony too! Here's a picture from our big day;


Saturday, October 10, 2009

NEW Releases!

As promised, here's a few projects made with some of the many new releases available at today.

Here's a nifty idea for a gift. These digi stamps are perfect for recipe cards, tags on sweet treats or thank you cards. The best part is that they're resizable and they won't break the bank!

Cute, right?!

What do you think?

Tomorrow's our wedding day. Wish us luck! ;)


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Two Days Left!

I just love their digital stamps. They're so fun to resize and play around with. Tune in on Saturday to my blog as well as their site to see what's new.
Here's a few cards I've made with some of their existing digi stamps. I love these stamps. The're only about $3 each!

What do you think?

Guess what?! There are only 3 more days until my guy and I are married! THREE days. Oh boy!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009


It's getting pretty cold up here in Canada. It's about 10 degrees celcius (50 degrees fahrenheit) today. What's the weather like where you are?

Are you thinking about starting your holiday cards yet? I am, but I've barely started!

Make your card making easier with some of Creative Clear Stamps' sets. They're adorable, unique, and versatile. Here's a card I made with their Jingle Jangle set. Adorable!

A question for you: Do you have any unique holiday traditions? Post a comment to share. ;)

Have a great day!

Rebecca Barlow

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blog Hop & Exciting News!

I've been blessed to become one of Creative Clear Stamps' (CCS) new design team members! I can't wait to show you some of the cool stuff they have coming out. They're the cutest stamps!

To start things off we're jumping around in a blog hop today. Check out to meet the rest of the design team AND to check out some awesome card design ideas for your holiday cards! Hop around from site to site for some inspiration.

Here's a card I made with an adorable little reindeer from their Jingle Jangle Clear Rubber Stamp Set .

I doodled a bit of a background, added some mini crystals for the light bulbs, used a spellbinder die for the tag and covered the card in Cosmo Cricket paper. The sentiment, "Wrap yourself in the spirit of the season" is also from Creative Clear Stamps. Isn't it so sweet? This stamp set's got it all. I can't wait to use the other stamps in the set. ;)

MORE exciting news! I'm getting married in 10 days! Oh boy. As I wrote that I realized that it's way too soon. I keep an ever growing to-do list in my pocket. Any suggestions on relaxing before the big day?

EVEN MORE exciting news!
Did I mention that one random reader who comments on any of the blogs listed in the blog hop will win a prize?! Some really cool blog candy! WooHOoo! All you need to do is leave a comment for a chance to win!

Have a great day, and good luck!