Monday, August 15, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps Digital Release Day!

Good morning friends and welcome to Clear Dollar Stamps August Digi Release! This month I have two super cute samples to show you with the new release images and they couldn't be more different!

Above is a card with Praying Eyes Mantis. Isn't he just hilarious with those eyes?! The "here's Looking at you" sentiment on the background piece comes with the digi set. I just opened Word and placed the sentiments on the document several times, printed it out and made my card. It is funny because the hardest part about this card was getting those "random" pieces of colored cardstock to look "random." I think I like random to be more structured! Smiley from millan.net
This second card is made with the digi set Gladiolia. I was a little nervous to work with this set as it is not within my "normal" comfort zone but they needed someone and I said yes before I really thought about it...lol! The sentiment that you see behind the main image is actually an image in the set. It talks about the Gladiolia being the flower for August and such. I just cut my green cardstock the size I wanted and ran it through the printer. It worked like a charm! The Gladiolia's are colored with Copics. The ribbon is from my stash and there is a soft pink and vanilla ribbon. For the final little embellishment I used a butterfly stick pin in the center of the bow. If you want to see it better just click on the photo and that will make it bigger.

There you have it! My cards with Clear Dollar Stamps newest Digital Release. Make sure you hop on over to the CDS Blog to see what my DT sisters have done plus I believe there is a new challenge starting soon!

In John 1:5, Jesus said, "The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." Remember that Jesus stands beside you right in the middle of your crisis, in the middle of your darkest day. He also stand in the middle of your tomorrow, fully aware of your future. From: It's No Secret by Rachel Olsen

12 comments that make my day!:

Patti J said...

Lorie, these are awesome :) I love the first card, with your 'randomly random' pieces of cardstock, and the sentiment used over and over again in the background is pure genius! Your Gladiola card is beautiful! You don't look at all out of your comfort zone - thanks for sharing!!!

sari said...

Both of your cards are lovely Lorie!! Love the colors and the images! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Donna said...

Great cards, Lorie! The gladiola card is beautiful. You really did a wonderful job!

Sue from Oregon said...

Great cards Lorie. I know I am weird, but my wedding flowers were glads! I so love them! Love how you made that very fun BG paper too!

Sheila said...

Cute cards Lorie!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Lorie, both of these cards could not be more fantastic. I love the fun praying mantis and the wonderful design that you created to showcase this sweet image. Great coloring, too.

The Gladiolia card is gorgeous. Love the beautiful color combo and awesome background papers and fabulou details.

Karen Howard said...

Wow, love both these cards! I like how you used dots with the praying mantis and your flower card is gorgeous, love the colors you paired it with! Hugs, Karen

Kristine said...

LOL, yep, I have that same problem with randomness... I too want it to be perfect but look random! LOL. It's a great card, LoVE the sentiment with the big EYES in it--great job placing them on bg! And your 2nd card is beautiful!! Love the colors and sketch and those pretty flowers and b-flies *Ü*

Creative Mish said...

Very pretty flowers on the 2nd card and that Praying Mantis is cute. We have them near out door every year. They sure are weird looking

Deedee Anderson said...

Both cards are beautiful, Lorie! I really like the look of the "randomly" placed paper pieces on your mantis card, even if they weren't so random. ;-) Your floral card is so lovely -- great colors and such sweet papers.

Ida said...

These are both great cards. The first one is so fun with that silly mantis image and your second one is really elegant and very pretty. Love the added touch of the butterfly stick pin.

Kathy W. said...

So cute! Love the Praying Mantis card. And the Gladiolia card is so beautiful. Love the papers.