Saturday, February 22, 2020

Creative Card Chicks

This is my card for February's Monthly Challenge for the Creative Card Chicks.  This group is a kind of mystery image swap, where we each get an image and additional items to complete the challenge each month. 

I am the hostess this month and sent everyone this pretty floral image from Gina K Designs called Vintage Rose.  I included some sentiments for each person to chose from.  I also sent some patterned paper along with other cute embellishments.  

I colored the cute image with my Copic Markers and added some Wink of Stella over the flowers.  I added a vanilla doily, vanilla ribbon, enamel dots and a sympathy sentiment.

Here is the inside of my card:

The Creative Card Chicks are to post our cards between the 21st and 23rd of each month--so if you check the blogs on my sidebars, you may see more of these wonderful creations! Many of our members also post their card in our SCS thread--so you might find more there.  This is the eighth month of the new round.  Be sure to come back and join us again in March with an image that  Julie sends out.

Image/Sentiment:  Gina K Designs Vintage Rose Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Stampin' Up Very Vanilla Ribbon, Doily, Oval Punches; Wink of Stella

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday's With The Project Bin

It is Friday, so  that means that I am back with another card for The Project Bin Stamps--A Way With Words!  This year, we are changing our posting dates and I am posting every first and third Friday, using one of the great photopolymer stamp sets from this sweet company.  So, please plan to come back to see what I have created--I think you too will love these great sentiment stamp sets.  And, remember, some of the sets come with matching steel dies! Denise is the owner, founder and creator of these wonderful stamp sets.  The sentiments she has for us to ink up are just perfect for any holiday or time of year.  Please be sure to go and check them out! 

I am so excited to see what great stamp sets Denise has in mind for the future.  I am sure she will have some wonderful sentiments for us to ink up and for you to consider purchasing!  I just know you too will love creating cards with these stamp sets!!!  
If you want to check out more creations from the design team, be sure to check out The Project Bin Blog as often as you can.  Every day there is a different card posted by one of the design team members.  

For my second card for February, I used the newest stamp set called Just Sayin'.  This set comes with 17 great sentiments with some wonderful sentiments to mix and match to come up with your perfect message--from Happy Birthday to showing how much your friend means to you.  I seem to be making a few masculine cards lately and this set is perfect for that!

Here is the Just Sayin' stamp set:

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope you have enjoyed my card for The Project Bin. Check back on every week, any day on The Project Bin Blog for inspiration for the team but especially on Friday's to check out my cards. I am so excited to be on this wonderful design team!  

Image/Sentiment:  The Project Bin Just Sayin' Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake, True Gentleman Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, 

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Mini Banner Punch; Ivory Brads; Gina Marie Pierced Chain Rectangles

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Sleepy Owl

This is my card for the 48th 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.   The image for this round was provided by Jody!  She will swap the cards and include the next image that Janet sent in our return envie. And then we get to do it all again--for round #49--in April! 

Jody sent everyone this sweet Inkadinkado image of a sleepy owl.  She said she has had this image for along time and has only inked it up once--until she stamped the images for us. I colored the image with my Copic Markers and used the Stampin' Up Petals & Paisley designer series paper I selected for the color palette. I also used Stampin' Up's Layering Circle Dies for the image.  I added Thinking of You from the Essential Sentiments from A*muse.

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 within the past couple of days as they date to post was the 18th--or they may post in the upcoming days. You can also check out SCS and use the keyword UIS48 to see some posted there.  I hope everyone in the swap likes my card--and that you do too!

Image/Sentiment: Inkadinkado Owl/A*muse Essential Sentiments
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Georgia Pacific 110# White;  Stampin' Up Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Petals & Paisley Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers; Stampin' Up Mint Macaron Mini Stripe Ribbon, Layering Circle Dies, Cajun Brads

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Stop, Drop and Roll

Today is the third Wednesday of the month and this is my Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card! The 3 Musketeers--Kelly, Jeanette and me--are back with another challenge for February-our 33rd month!  That means we are coming to the end our third year--YAY! 

Kelly provided the challenge for February: Stop, Drop and Roll!  Remember when you were little and were taught that in fire safety?  She asked us to take each part of that saying for our challenge.

Stop-Use one of the letter of STOP as your main color.  
Drop-Use any element on the card that you have to drop-like re-inkers, Nuvo drops, water, etc.
Roll-Use anything that rolls-a brayer, a marble.  Drop and Roll pair nicely together!

Ready? Set? Go!

I decided to go with a technique that I did for the first time more than 10 years ago--Rolling Marble Technique.  First, the STOP color--Shaded Spruce-extra credit for 2 S's!  Drop--I dropped a few drops of the Shaded Spruce re-inker into a plastic stamp case.  I then added a few marbles and a piece of white cardstock to roll around!  I added a triple layered Cheers die from Stampin' UP, but I think I should have used a different color for more contrast.  I think I met the challenge!

Here is the inside of my card, with a sentiment from an A*Muse stamp set.

Please be sure to check out the other Ready, Set, Go cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's and Kelly's blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of great cards! I hope Kelly and Jeanette like my card. I am up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in March!  

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Cheers to That/Sentiment A*Muse Essential Sentiments

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral

Ink: Stampin' Up Shaded Spruce

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Cheers Die; Wine Glass Brads; 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Dapper Dad Again

This is card #7 for my A Card A Week Challenge.  This is my third February card and this month is use a sketch from SCS.  I went to the first page of the Sketch Card Challenges and picked a few to do for the month.  This week is sketch 784.

My masculine card uses a fun Stampin' Up set called Dapper Dad.  It is one of my favorite male sets to ink up!  I paired the watch image with some argyle patterned paper and added a ribbon. Then, for another Father's Day card, I went again with one of the great A*Muse sentiment sets.   

Here is the inside of my card:

I really like the look of this card and hope you do too.

I hope you will stop back for the next Tuesday to see my final card with another SCS sketch for my February theme!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Dapper Dad/Sentiment A*Muse Essential Sentiments

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow, Old Olive; Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Collection

Ink:  Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Old Olive 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Monday, February 17, 2020

Hoppy Easter

This is my February 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 inked up a Whipper Snapper Designs stamp called Lil' Easter Basket!  I colored the basket image with my Copic Markers.  I also added a sentiment from Stampendous called Hoppy Wishes!  These are layered over Doodlebug Easter Parade-Colored Eggs patterned paper for the background.  I think everyone can use a sweet Easter Card!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Pam and the others swappers like my card this month!

Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Designs Lil' Easter Basket/Sentiment from Stampendous Hoppy Wishes

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Mango Melody; Doodlebug Easter Parade-Colored Eggs Patterned Paper

Ink:  Stampin' Up Mango Melody; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Melon Mambo 1/4" Cotton Ribbon; Copic Markers

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Dueling Darlings

It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For our February Challenge, Carol and Shelly are the hostesses. They decided on the theme-Let Me Call You Sweetheart!  Shelly is one of the Dazzlers and Carol is a Diva, like me. And we are all Dueling Darlings!  And, we have been doing this since August of 2010--so we are into our 9th year!

Carol sent out this sweet image from Inkadinkadoo.  She also sent some sweet patterned paper along with a variety of fun embellishments. This was fun card to make and I hope the other Divas thought so too!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope all of the Darlings enjoy my card this month. Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month.  Tami and Terry are the hostesses for March, so be sure to check back next month.

There are a few members who do not have blogs:  Suzy who is on the Diva team and Debby and 
Terry S who are Dazzlers.  You will be able to check out their creations in their SCS gallery, if you click on the link for their name.  All of the others should be found on my left sidebar.  I am sure you will enjoy all of the wonderful creations this month!

Image/Sentiment: Inkadinkado Vintage Couple/Sentiment A*Muse Essential Sentiments

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso; My Mind's Eye Bloom Patterned Paper

Ink:  Black; Watercolored with Stampin' Up inks

Accessories:  Pearls, Ribbon

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Happy 90th Birthdays!

It is time for another Hot Mess card and this is card number 7.   The idea of Hot Mess ~ Success started with Kelly and the general theme is to Get Messy and you will have Success!  Messiness can be almost anything that we come up with--glitter, alcohol inks, glimmer glitz, sponged backgrounds, etc., anything that is a bit messy.  We are a group of 4--Terry, Jeanette, Kelly and me. We will post a card each month on the 12th. Some times there is a theme-like this month.  And, other times we just get creative and messy! 

For this month's messiness, I issued a challenge to use red on the card.  I used Gina K Designs Gold Glitter Glitz Gel and a great stencil from Simon Says Stamp called Confetti for the background. I then cut the Stampin' Up Celebrate die three times from Gold Metallic and the number 90, also from Stampin' Up from Cherry Cobbler.  This card is going to a great couple, Dave and Jane, who are both turning 90 in a week-Jane on the 18th and Dave on the 22nd.  Dave is a retired AD that I have know for more than 25 years and they are such a sweet couple!  I hope they enjoy their card!

Here is the inside of my card, using the MFT Cheers Die:

Here are the links to the other members of Hot Mess ~ Success.  Please be sure to check out Jeanette's, Terry's and Kelly's blogs. I am sure you will enjoy seeing how everyone got messy and was successful in making some great cards!   We will all be back each month this year, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on March 12th with the theme Terry provided! 

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Celebrate and Large Number Dies/MFT-My Favorite Things Cheers die

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler; Tim Holtz Gold Metallic Paper

Ink:  None

Accessories:  Simon Says Confetti Stencil; Gina K Gold Glimmer Glitz Gel

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Sketch Challenge SC783

This is card #6 for my A Card A Week Challenge.  This is my second February card and this month is use a sketch from SCS.  I went to the first page of the Sketch Card Challenges and picked a few to do for the month.  This week is sketch 783.

My I went with a fun Father's Day card using the Stampin' Up set called By The Tide.  It is one of my favorite male sets to ink up!  And, A*Muse has some great sentiment sets.   I added the great Designer Series Paper called Maritime!

Here is the inside of my card:

I really like the look of this card and hope you do too.

I hope you will stop back for the next Tuesday to see my next card with another SCS sketch for my February theme!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up By The Tide/Sentiment A*Muse Say It With Style

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Maritime Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Stampin' Up Real Red

Accessories:  None