Friday, August 28, 2015

Back to School



This is a card I made for our monthly mystery image group on SCS--The Girls of the Baker's Dozen.  Roxie is our August hostess and she sent us a variety of cute school days images.  She challenged us to make a Back to School Card.

I was a teacher for 33+ years, retiring in 2009.  I mainly in the high school, with 30 years at Waterford Union High School.   But, my first job was in a small K-12 school, where I taught for more than three years and taught Physical Education to all of those levels.  I sure had to put on different "hats" often as I might have a class of 2nd graders, followed by a class of Junior and Senior girls!  The public schools in Wisconsin start classes on September 1st, and most teachers are in their schools today for in-service.  Do I miss it?  Not One Bit!

I thought his CC Design girl was so darn cute--and Roxie sent some sweet papers and washi tape in bright, primary colors.  I added a couple of blue and yellow brads on the star paper, though they are a bit hard to see.



Here is the inside of my card:




This was a fun kit and I know the next kit from Suzy will be a fun one too!



Image/Sentiment:  CC Designs--Swiss Pixie-Apple Emma

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Yo Yo Yellow;  Doodlebug Back to School Patterned Papers


Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories:  
Copic Markers; Apple Washi Tape; Blue & Yellow Brads





Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Welcome Back to School!



I am back with another card for The Crafter's Café Challenge Blog (TCCCB).  

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

The theme for this challenge is Back to School

The challenge runs from August 26th to the 31st.  The reason for the short time frame for this challenge is there will be some changes to our design team and upcoming challenges.  First--we are combing the teams and making one large team.  We will be adding some new team members too and they will be added to my blog roll.  And--finally, we will have our challenges on the 1st and 15th of each month.  So--I will have a challenge for you in less than a week--on September 1st. Please check back next Tuesday to see the new challenge and the new team!!!!!

Our sponsor this week is Decoose's Dynamite Doodles

They really have some great images, so please be sure to check them out!  The have a variety of school images, including the background paper that I used!



Here is the inside of my card:




Image/Sentiment: Decoose's Dynamite Doodles Touch of Class Digital Images--Apple, clock, Welcome Back Sign and Notebook Background Paper

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Night of Navy; 

Accessories:  SU Real Red Woven Satin Ribbon, Pennant Dies, Punches, Pearl


I hope you will play along 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.



Sunday, August 23, 2015

Beach Babes



Here is my card for the August mystery image swap.  Vickie sent us this hilarious image and some matching sentiments.  I love Art Impressions girlfriends stamps as they just make me smile.  Plus, I am at the age where everything pictured is so darn true.  I am not sure which one here reminds me of who I might be seen as............................ but they all make me smile!!!!!

I added some rhinestone bling to my card as these ladies look like they love bling!!!!  Next month, we get our images from Jessica and we all get to create another round of cute cards!

Here is the inside of my card:  





Image/Sentiment:  Art Impressions-Girlfriend

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White;  Stampin' Up Pear Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green; Bella Blvd. Sand & Surf Patterned Papers


Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories:  
Copic Markers; SU Punches, Pennants Banners, Rhinestones




Friday, August 21, 2015

Autumn is Coming!



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 a fall card.  This is a favorite Whipper Snapper autumn image--I love the sunflowers! Autumn is indeed coming, though you would never guess by the temps in the 90's the past week or so.  Can we save a bit of that when it gets cooler?!

Here is the inside of my card:



I hope everyone likes my card!


Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Designs Sunflower Mix

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Only Orange, More Mustard; Flair Designs-Autumn Words Patterned Paper

Accessories:  SU Orange Button with Brown Baker's Twine; Copic Markers



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

School House



I am back with another card for this week's {PIN}Spirational Challenge



The Challenge runs August 18th to the 31st


Here's the photo to inspire us:



Our sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique

They have some great images, so please be sure to go and check them out!

I thought this school house was very cute and being a retired teacher, I have some wonderful school-related papers!



Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment:  The Stamping Boutique-School House Digital Image

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Lost Lagoon, Crushed Curry; Imaginisce School Patterned Paper

Accessories:  SU Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon; Red Button with Lost Lagoon Thick Baker's Twine; Copic Markers

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, August 17, 2015

The Wheels on the Bus



I am back with another card for this week's Melonheadz Challenge.

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

The theme for this challenge is Hand Colored Images!

It runs from August 17th to the 30th 

Melonheadz sure has the cutest images--I love every one of them and have a hard time choosing which one I want to use for each of our challenges. However, what I love more is their colored images, but for this challenge, I needed to chose a line-art image!




Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment:  Melonheadz Maria's Wheels on the Bus Bundle Digital Stamps

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Lost Lagoon; Imaginisce School Patterned Paper

Accessories:  SU Crushed Curry 1/4" Satin Ribbon; Apple Brad; Copic Markers

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.



Friday, August 14, 2015

Sharing in Your Sorrow



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 received awesome cards each and every month.  I thought everyone can use a sympathy card!


I hope Pam and the others swappers like my card this month!
 
 
Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Thoughts & Prayers

Cardstock:  Gina K White; SU Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Ripple, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper

Ink:  SU Strawberry Slush, Raspberry Ripple


Accessories:  SU Strawberry Slush 3/8" Stretch Ruffle Ribbon, Oval Punches 



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Great Outdoors!



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

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

The theme for this challenge is The Great Outdoors

The challenge runs from August 12th to the 25th

Our sponsor this week is I Love Karleigh Sue
They really have some great images, so please be sure to check them out!



Here is the inside of my card:


Image/Sentiment: I Love Karleigh Sue --Toadstool Elf Digital Image
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler; Nikki Sivils Tree Love-Bucky's Haven Patterned  Paper


Accessories:  SU Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon; Copic Markers; Gold Button with 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, August 10, 2015

Unidentified Image Revealed



This is the card for the 20th 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--that is today!   The images for this round were provided by Linda.  She will swap the cards and include the next image that Jeanette, our next hostess, provides in our return envie.  And then we get to do it all again!!!! 

The image that Linda sent is really cute. Since we have around 6 bikes in the garage for two people, I love biking images!

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 today or in the next few days.  I hope Linda and the others in this swap like my card!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Bike
 
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; SU Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate; Scrappin' Sports Defining Patterned Paper

 
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
 
Accessories:  Copic Markers; SU Black/Gray Striped Ribbon; Black Brads




Sunday, August 9, 2015

Hip Hop Girlfriends!



It is time for another The Three Musketeers post.  We are ready to showcase the card we all created with the image that Jeanette provided for Card #10!  


For our card this month, Jeanette sent us each an Art Impressions image called Hip Hop Girlfriends!  This image just makes me smile and she also included the  perfect matching sentiment!



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 great cards!  They may post today, or it may be upcoming, so be sure to check out their cards!


Image/Sentiment: Art Impressions--Hip Hop Girlfriends, stamp and sentiment

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections White; Stampin' Up Lost Lagoon, Old Olive, Mint Macaroon; Basic Grey Hipster Urban-Hip patterned paper


Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  
Olive Button with Bakers Twine; Copic Markers; SU Tag Punches