Friday, October 24, 2014

With Sympathy


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 really like this Whipper Snapper Designs stamp-and I think it makes an elegant, yet simple, sympathy card.

I recently saw a list of Stampin' Up ink colors that can be used with Copic Markers or the SU Blendabilities and not bleed.  I used my Baked Brown Sugar ink to give the image a softer look than my usual Memento Tuxedo Black that is use when I color with markers.  I really like the look and will use some of the other compatible ink colors in the future!   

I hope Pam and the others swappers like my card this month!
 
 
Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Designs-With Sympathy Rose

Cardstock:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe; My Mind's Eye Tres Jollie Mon Cheri-Baby Girl Floral Patterned Paper

Ink:  SU Baked Brown Sugar

Accessories:  Brown Brads; Cantaloupe Shear Ribbon



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TCCCB Challenge ~ Spookable



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

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles.

The challenge runs from October 22nd to the 28th

The theme for this challenge is Spookable!
 

 
 
Image/Sentiment:  Delicious Doodles Digital Stamps-Halloween Ghostie
 
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Black, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant; Kaisercraft 13th Hour Designer Series Paper Pack

Accessories—Copic Markers; Purple Button with Orange 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, October 20, 2014

The Newborn King


This is the second card I made for Debbie's Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog Swap on SCS.  I love so many of the stamp sets in this catty and was so happy to be hostess for our club for October!  Free sets are even better! I am sure I will get back some great cards in the swap!

I layered two Stampin' Up ribbons with baker's twine over the top--I really like the look!
 

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up The Newborn King

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  SU Smokey Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, All is Calm Designer Series Paper

Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  SU Deco Labels Framelits, 1" Cherry Cobbler Sheer Ribbon, 5/8" White Organza Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine; Pearlized Brads



Friday, October 17, 2014

Bright and Beautiful


This is one of the two cards I made for Debbie's Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog Swap on SCS.  I love so many of the stamp sets in this catty and ordered one last month. I was hostess for our club for October and the order has not come in yet. So--I had to head over to Sarah's to borrow this set to use before mine comes in--hopefully tomorrow when I head over for a stamp class!  I am sure I will get back some great cards in the swap!

The blue background is a shiny cardstock I got a few years ago and I think this is the first card I used it on.  I think it is from Paper Temptress and might be an Incandescent Cardstock.  It is so pretty in real life! 
 

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Bright and Beautiful

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  SU Black, Basic Gray; Blumarino Incandescent 

Ink:  Brilliance Starlight Silver; Black Stazon

Accessories:  SU Stars Framelits, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Square Punches; Gray Pearl



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Witch Way is the Candy?


It is the 15thof the month and that means we get to show off another Dueling Darlings challenge. Laura Jean and Terry are the Darlings who came up with the challenge and theme for the teams this month.  LJ is a Diva and Terry is one of the Dazzlers.

The theme is Eat, Drink and be Scary!
LJ sent a sweet My Favorite Things image and matching sentiments. I loved coloring her up and designing my cards will some of the many great embellishments that LJ sent!

Here is the inside of my card:

 
We were also asked to share what our favorite treats were that we received when we were trick or treating as a child.  Mine--a plain 'old Hershey Chocolate Bar.  Almonds in it are OK!
 
Image/Sentiment:  My Favorite Things-MFT Set-Witch Way Candy

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie; Basic Grey Eerie Collections Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--SU Ticket Corner Punch; Copic Markers;  Black button with 3 different Baker's Twine

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month. All of the blogs are on the left sidebar of my blog. I am sure you will enjoy all of the wonderful recipe cards that have been created this month!




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

{PIN}Spirational Challenge ~ Autumn



I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenge


The Challenge runs October 14th to the 27th 
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:
 
 
I just love the fall colors.  It is very colorful here in Wisconsin right now and we took a hike both days this past weekend in two different state parks that are close.  Awesome Colors!   One of our sponsors this week is QKR Stampede. 
They have some great images, so please be sure to go and check them out!

 
 
Here is the inside of my card:


 
Image/Sentiment:  QKR Stampede Pumpkin Vine Digital Image

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry;  Doodlebug Happy Harvest-Autumn Leaves Patterned Paper

Accessories:  SU Chocolate Chip 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon; Copic Markers; Red Button with Brown Baker's Twine

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, October 13, 2014

Happy Birthday

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

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

 
The theme for this challenge is Lots of Layers
 
It runs from October 13th  to the 26th
 
I am sure many of you who visit my blog often know that this was not too hard of a challenge for me as layers are a part of all of my cards.  However, the challenge for me was trying to find some patterned paper to go with the great images I picked.  Many of the papers would have made the card too busy with lots of colors and patterns--so I went with an embossing folder instead.  I think the party hats on the background are a close match to the hat on this cutie!
 

 
Here is the inside of my card with more layers:
 
 
 
Image/Sentiment—Melonheadz Happy Birthday Bundle Digital Stamps

Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight

Accessories—SU Real Red 3/16 Brad, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon; Cuttlebug Birthday 5 Embossing Folder

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, October 10, 2014

Box of Fluffles Revealed!



This is the card for the 14th 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 Lela.    She will swap the cards and include the next image that I will provide.  This is the end of the first round of the swappers that started in February of 2012.  I am the next hostess and we will start all another round--#25 coming up! 

The image that Lela sent is really cute.  With it being a cute little package, I decided to use some bright paper to highlight the image!

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 Lela and the others in this swap like my card!

Image/Sentiment: Stampendous Box of Fluffles/Paper Wings Says & Sentiments
 
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Gina K Red Hot, In the Navy; Carta Bella-It's a Celebration Numbers/Birthday Words Patterned Paper

 
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up Real Red
 
Accessories:  Copic Markers; SU 1/4 : Night of Navy Grosgrain Ribbon; Red Button with Navy Baker's Twine




Thursday, October 9, 2014

Final Carriers of Faith Challenge



I am back with another Carriers of Faith challenge.  Sadly, this will be my last post with this group as we are disbanding after this challenge.  Nothing major has happened to cause this--just too much going on in all of our lives to keep this active. I have truly enjoyed being a part of this awesome group of ladies--they are so creative!  Our final challenge is posed by Shelly and is a great way to end our posting......................

We had a priest come to a prayer group one evening, and he said in confessions the number one comment people make is how they struggle with Forgiveness. I am one who struggles with that as well, so I choose that as my topic for October and our final month together.

"Therefore I tell you, all you ask for in prayer , believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours. When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive your transgressions." Mark 11:24-25

So make a card- tell someone you have trouble forgiving that you love them and send it off in the mail to them!


I love Our Daily Bread images and sentiments.  I have two plastic cases which are over filled with stamps from ODB. I knew I would find the perfect sentiment there and I think this fits Shelly's theme!


 
Here is the inside of my card:

 
 
Image/Sentiment:  Our Daily Bread-Spread Light

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K Ivory; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz; My Mind's Eye Curtains Patterned Paper

Ink:  SU Always Artichoke

Accessories--SU Always Artichoke 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon, Early Espresso  Brads

Please check out the blogs of all of the Carriers of Faith.  I am sure you will enjoy all the wonderful creations!  All of the blogs are listed on my right sidebar. Thanks for joining us this month and for all of our previous challenges.  It has been a great time and I have loved being a part of this wonderful group!





Wednesday, October 8, 2014

TCCCB Color Challenge


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

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor this week is Eureka Digital Stamps.

The challenge runs from October 8th to the 21st

The theme for this challenge is use orange, black and one other color.

 
Here is the inside of my card:


 
Image/Sentiment:  Eureka Digital Stamps-Trick or Treat Bag
 
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Cast-a-Spell Designer Series Paper

Accessories—Copic Markers; Black Tie Brads;


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.