Wednesday, January 12, 2011

~ Clear and Simple Stamps ~ Mushy for You group project

Hello!! I am here with the so exciting news...

Clear and Simple Stamps has so graciously invited me to join their design team, and I can assure you that I've been one smiling-person. of course, I spoiled things right in the beginning by posting my part of the blog-hop over-late. but PLEASE FORGIVE ME!

Our team-hop is all about Valentine's day, with this set in mind:

Their all-new, very cute Fun Fungi stamps. I was honestly, stumped by the fuzzy lil mushroom images and cute-corny sentiments. In the end, it was a blast creating with the set!

and here's one of the trinket pins that you can find in the store.
Aren't those little mushies the fun-est things in the world?

For this second card, I stamped the mushrooms (I'm guessing they're my favorite: button shrooms) :) ... onto the tag, with the adorable mushroom-text background, and colored in the mushrooms using ink-pads and cotton-buds.

CSS has the cutest range of buttons, ink, and cardstock possible. Here I used notions from their Dare to be like a Diva Red range ... perfect for Valentines! I had a hard time working the color combo in my head, but on paper, and with the hand-work, it came swift and strong.

Two heartsy cards, with glassine baggies for love-gifts. I love the finished product; and what about ya? Thank you to the ladies at CSS for the wonderful opportunity to serve on a real DT... I've promised myself, and them, that wherever my little crafting-craze brings me, I will do whatever good I can for those around me. Here's my chance with the team at Clear and Simple Stamps.

Have a fun little hop around to the other DT's blogs, starting first at CSS if you haven't...

{Clear and Simple Stamps}

{Dana Grothaus}

{Kim Howard}

{Viola Mahr} <--- you're here

{Lori Tecler}

{Ryann Salamon}

and, have I mentioned that the etsy store's been keeping me so very busy? I'm almost finished with the fun little orders coming in, and (if it doesn't carry on busy-wild) I hope to keep the blog buzzing with more posts in the coming days, and yes, my resolution is stronger than ever to have better photos to share with you.

until then, hugs!
~ Vi


  1. Congrats Viola! You made that stamp set look absolutely adorable! I can't wait to see what else you make with their stamps!

  2. Welcome to the team! I love your chic style. We are gonna have so much fun!!!

  3. We are smiling right along with you having you on the team. Your creations is beautiful- love the pins and the tag is perfect. I adore how you stamped the background on it in a subtle color and then over it in a darker color. I love this challenge as I'm seeing how everyone is using this set!

  4. Welcome to the team!! These are some seriously stunning cards! I love the vintage feel and the soft colored stampings and coloring. Just lovely. I am so looking fwd to checking out your blog and seeing what you come up with next!

  5. Congrats on the DT! Have a very creative 2011. You stage and photograph your beautiful cards in such lovely ways already. Look forward to what pics you'll show when your photography resolution is fulfilled.

  6. I love the soft colors and these mushrooms are too cute. I love your cards; gorgeous as always :)!!

  7. So glad you got your creative juices flowing...these cards are to die for! I just love 'em!! Great colors :)

  8. Patty O&#39;MalleyJanuary 12, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Congrats, Viola! Your work is beautiful! Love your trinket pins.

  9. These are fantastic! Just love your style.

  10. Way to go girl!! Congrats on your new DT spot. I am sure they are very proud of you. You did an amazing job with those adorable stamps.
    I wish my Etsy was selling. I gave up on mine. LOL :)

  11. Welcome to the team! So glad you're joining us. Your cards are just gorgeous! Love all the elegant details.

  12. Those mushrooms are really cute! Congrats again... (and totally no worries about them doillies. Glad you liked them enough to use them on your beautiful cards!)

  13. Gorgeous cards and a big CONGRATS on the DT position!! Way to go!! I must visit your Etsy shop!

  14. these are just beautiful! I love the sentiments! Hugs Juls

  15. Oh, Viola!! Yeah for you!! You've got yourself off to a beautiful start...I'm sure those girls are thrilled to have you after this post! Too, too SWEET!! Congratulations to you, dear!!

  16. Wow, I really love these and you kept your vintage style!

  17. Huge congrats to u Vio! U create such pretty shabby chic cards & no doubt you are picked!!


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