Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Peace

This is one of the two cards I made for Jessica's Favorite Christmas Stamp Swap on SCS.  We were to make a card with our favorite Christmas stamp and that was a hard choice.  Many of you who visit my blog know I love this line of stamps. And, I love Christmas Designer Paper too!

I am sure I will get back some great cards in the swap!

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment: Paper Inspirations Christmas Peace

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White, Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper 

Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  SU 3/8" Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin and 1/8" Organdy Lucky Limeade Ribbons; Green Brads

Thursday, December 18, 2014

13 Sweet Bristol and Friends Cards

I just finished swapping out all of the Unidentified Image Swap Cards and am heading to the Post Office to mail these back to the awesome ladies who created them. 

There are 13 of us who just completed the first swap of our second round and I wanted to show all of you in Blog-land how great these cards are.  The image is a Whipper Snapper Designs called Bristol and Friends.

Here is my card and the details of the card were posted last week on December 11th if you want more information.

And here are the other cards made for this swap:
This is Carol's Card

This is April's Card

This is Linda's Card

Here is Janet's Card
Here is Jeanette's Card

This is Paola's Card

Darlene made this card

This is Jody's Card
Here is Heather's Card

Laura Jean made this card

This is Terry's Card

and lastly, this is Lela's Card

I love every one of these cards and I think it is great that they each are so different.  I hope you too enjoyed seeing all of these wintery creations!!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Owl be home for Christmas

I am back with another card for The Crafters Café Challenge Blog (TCCCB).

Our sponsor this week is Squigglefly

The challenge runs from December 17th to the 30th

The theme for this challenge is Animal Friends

Here is the inside of my card: 

Image/Sentiment:  Squigglefly Winter Owl Digital Image
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive; Bazzill Countdown to Christmas Patterned Paper

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Red Button with Green Baker's Twine

I hope you will play along this week with The Crafter's Café Challenge Blog too! Be sure to go to the blog and add your creations for the challenge this week! You can also check out the rest of the DT Creations with the links on the left sidebar.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dueling Darlings Repost!

It is the 15thof the month and that usually means we get to show off another Dueling Darlings challenge.  However, for December, we can chose to post or not. If we post, we can make a card with any of the leftovers we have from other months.  Or, we can make a something new.  Or--we can look back at past cards and post one of our favorites.  So-option number three was my choice.

I picked a card I made in 2012, with an image I actually provided to the Divas.  Here is the original post--Winter Travel.  I really like the image and I liked how the card turned out.  I also wanted to post a winter card and all of you know Whipper Snapper winter images are so fun!!!!
On a side note--I think I have become better at editing my pictures in the past two years........................

Here is the inside of my card:

I am not sure who else is posting today, but the links are on my left sidebar.  Check out to see if any of the other Dueling Darlings posted a creation today!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Riley and Co ~ Funny Bones

This card is for the monthly swap that Pam hosts on SCS.  Each month we make 10 cards and include a matching envelope.  They can be any theme for any month.  All of the swappers are wonderful and I have receive awesome cards each and every month.  I think this Funny Bones stamp from Riley and Company is a hoot!

I hope Pam and the others swappers like my card this month!
Image/Sentiment:  Riley and Company Funny Bones

Cardstock:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, So Saffron, Crumb Cake; Sugartree Steve's Pages Patterned Paper

Ink:  SU Early Espresso

Accessories:  Coffee Cup Brad; Coffee Twill; Scallop Punches

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bristol and Friends ~ Revealed

I am late--for my own date!!!!!!

This is the card for the 17th round of the Unidentified Image swap on SCS.  It is a group of ladies who are a part of a bi-monthly swap where we all use the same image, sent to us by the hostess.  The unidentified part is that we are to not discuss the image at all until the day they are to be posted--and that was yesterday.......................oops!   The images for this round were provided by me and yes, is a Whipper Snapper, one of my favorite companies.   I will swap the cards and include the next image that Darlene will provide.  This is the first image of the second round of swappers that started in February of 2012. 

Here is the inside of my card:

If you check some of the other blogs listed on my sidebars, you may find some other swappers who have posted their creations yesterday today or in the next few days.  You can also check out this thread as it has a link to the blogs as well as links to SCS galleries.   I hope the others in this swap like my card!

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Bristol and Friends
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections White;  Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Brushed Gold; Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Collage Circles Patterned Paper

Accessories:  Copic Markers; SU 1/4" Real Red Quilted Satin Ribbon; Gold Brads, Gold Snowflake Brad

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Believe in Snow Angels

If you are looking for my {PIN}Spirational Challenge Card, please scroll down.

So, it is the 9th of the month and The Three Musketeers are back with another post.  Yes, we have been busy this past month, creating a new card with the image I provided this time.

I sent Jeanette and Kelly an image from Northwoods Rubber Stamps that I bought a few years ago at the stamp show in Madison.  I loved the stamp and the card samples they had with it.  However, every winter since then when I picked up the stamp, I just struggled with how to use it.   So--I stamped images, sent them off to my two other comrades and wanted to see what they would do with it.

Here is the inside of my card:

Please check out the other Musketeer's cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's blog along with Kelly's blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of very sweet snow angels!

Image/Sentiment: Northwoods Rubber Stamps-Snow Angel Snowman and Sentiment is also a Northwoods Stamp

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections White; Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Winter Frost Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black/SU Marina Mist

Copic Markers; SU Island Indigo Brads, Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Satin Ribbon, Corner Rounder

Final {PIN}Spirational Challenge of 2014


I am back with another {PIN}Spirational ChallengeThis is the last challenge for 2014 and we will be back on January 6th with the new challenge for 2015.  And--we will have a surprise with that post.

The Challenge runs December 6th to the 19th  
Here's the photo to inspire us:
Isn't that the cutest picture.  I love bears!!!!!.  One of our sponsors this week is Spyder's Other Corner. They have some great images, so please be sure to go and check them out!

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment:  Spyder's Other Corner Christmas Pressy Bear Digital Image/Sentiment--Hero Arts Christmas Greetings Message

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Seasons of Joy Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  SU 1" Cherry Cobbler Satin Ribbon, Copic Markers; Snowflake Brad

I hope you will play along this week with the {PIN}Spirational Challenge, too! Be sure to go to the challenge blog and add your creations for the challenge this week! You can also check out the rest of the DT Creations with the links on the left sidebar.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Snowman with Lots of Embellishments

I am back again with another card for this weeks Melonheadz Challenge.

The theme for this challenge is Lots of Embellishments
It runs from December 8th to the 21st
I love winter images and as I write this post, we are getting lots of snow.  AND--I love embellishments and I do have a few types of snowflakes!


Here is the inside of my card:


Image/Sentiment:  Melonheadz Snowman from Winter Bundle Digital Stamps

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Basic Gray; Scrappin' Sports Defining Winter Patterned Papers

Accessories:  SU Snowflake Charm, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Navy Brads; Silver Snowflake Brad

I hope you will play along this week with the Melonheadz Challenge too! Be sure to go to the challenge blog and add your creations for the challenge this week! You can also check out the rest of the DT Creations with the links on the left sidebar.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Prince of Peace

This is the card I made for our bi-monthly swap at my local stamp and scrapbook store called Polka Dots, in Mukwonago.  The theme this month is Christmas.  Another great image from Stampin' Up and I love the matching framelits.

Here is the inside of my card:


Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Prince of Peace

Cardstock:  Gina K Vanilla; SU Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper

Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  SU Deco Labels Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Satin Quilted Ribbon; Green Brads