Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Good Witch or Bad Witch?



This is the second of the cards I made for Gael's Witches, Wizards and Mad Scientists Swap on SCS.  I love Halloween and I have a few witches stamps, so this was a perfect swap to join.  I am sure I will get back some great cards in the swap!

Here is the inside of my card: 

 

Image/Sentiment—Stampabilities Flying Witch; Whipper Snapper Good Bad Witch

Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Stampin' Up Black, White Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie; Theresa Collins Masquerade Party Brocade Patterned Paper

Ink--Stazon Black; SU Pumpkin Pie

Accessories--Black Grosgrain Ribbon



Monday, September 29, 2014

Melonheadz Fun Folds Challenge

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

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

 
The theme for this challenge is Fun Folds
 
It runs from September 28th to October 12th  
 
I really like making gate fold cards and I love the zoo animal bundle!
 

 
 
Here is the inside of my card:
 

 
Image/Sentiment—Melonheadz Zoo Animals Bundle Digital Stamps/Stampin' Up Warm Words

Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Gina K White; SU Early Espresso, Creamy Carmel; Gina K Sandy Beach; Best Creations Wild Life

Accessories—SU Early Espresso Brads, Circle Punches; Lion 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.



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Calendar Girls Challenge



It is the 28th of the month, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls! We are now in our fourth year of posting and it has been a blast.  Wonderful Challenges--Great Fun--Sweet Creations--and Awesome Friendships!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers.  Terry is the hostess this month and she posted the following challenge:


I have recently (within 2 weeks time) had 3 friends lose parents. Very sad situations for all of them.

With that and the anniversary of 9-11 coming up I would like you all to create a Sympathy card.

Unfortunately, we will all need them at some point. It's a sad thought, but reality.

As an added challenge, I would like you all to share a memory of someone you lost and what that person did to change your life.


I inked up a couple older Gina K stamps that I have and they have never been used.  I really like the sentiment and know who I will send it to yet this year!

 
 
Here is the inside of my card: 


 
I hope Terry and the other Calendar Girls like my card!

Image/Sentiment—Gina K Not Forgotten-Flowers for Daisy

Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Stampin' Up So Saffron, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Tall Tales Designer Series Paper

Ink—Palette Burnt Umber; SU Old Olive

Accessories—SU Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Brads; Nestabilities Labels 4; Copic Markers


Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us.  I am sure you will enjoy all the wonderful creations!  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us this month.



Friday, September 26, 2014

Best Witches


This is one of the two cards I made for Gael's Witches, Wizards and Mad Scientists Swap on SCS.  I love Halloween and I have a few witches stamps, so this was a perfect swap to join.  I am sure I will get back some great cards in the swap!

I added a witches hat brad-but it is a bit hard to see on the diamond paper on the bottom.  Yes, Tami, I do have witches hat brads!

Here is the inside of my card: 

 

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Halloween Hoots

Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Gina K Ivory, Black, Pumpkin Spice, Kraft; Canvas Corp Spooky Diamonds on Kraft/Witches Hats on Kraft Patterned Paper

Ink--Stazon Black

Accessories--Black Satin Ribbon; SU Circle Punches; Witches Hat Brad



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ted Tent Topper ~ TCCCB Challenge



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

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor this week is Di's Digis 

The challenge runs from September 24th to October 8th

The theme for this challenge is a shaped card
 
I like to make tent topper cards, and I hope that is considered a "shape"?



 
Here is the inside of my card:

 
Image/Sentiment—Di's Digis Seedling Ted Digital Stamp/Stampin' Up Small Script
 
Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Soft Suede, So Saffron; Heidi Grace Designs Winnefred St./Mix Flora Patterned Papers

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Early Espresso 5/8" Satin Ribbon; Copper Brads; Circle Nestabilities


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.



Sunday, September 21, 2014

SOTC Owl Card


This is my card for our every other month swap for an awesome group of ladies on SCS--the SOTC--Sisters of the Traveling Cards!  I am quite late in posting this card and part of the problem was that I was very late in getting these swap cards in the mail to Kadie. She was our hostess for August and she posted the following:

I was thinking about a theme for my round and I couldn't get owls out of my head. But then it occurred to me that not everyone may have an owl stamp or image, so I've decided to go with a general bird theme. So the theme this month is called FOR THE BIRDS! All you have to do it use a bird somewhere on your card. It can be for any occassion. Please use at least 2 layers and 1 embellishment. Other than that, it's up to you! Thanks so much and have fun!!

I have not inked up this Unity stamp yet, so I thought this is a perfect time to do so for a fall card!  The sentiment says "Bringing Fall Greetings"


 
Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment—Unity Itty Bitty Owl-Fall Greetings

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso; Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow Patterned Paper


Ink—Palette Burnt Umber; SU Pumpkin Pie


Accessories—SU Oval Punches, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon; Copic Markers




Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Mystery Revealed ~ Kelly's Image



This card is for a Mystery Swap on SCS. A group of us are doing a bi-monthly swap where we all use the same mystery image, sent to us by the hostess. This swap was created by Forest Ranger—Jeanette and we are now ending our second cycle.   Kelly is the hostess this month and she picked a sweet image from My Favorite Things.   Kelly will swap the cards--then send us the next image,  which Jeanette is going to sent to her.  That means we will be starting round 3 in this swap!  I can't wait to get the swap cards back to see how everyone else used the same sentiment. Then everyone gets to do it all over again!   

I thought this image was too cute and makes such a great card for a fantastic friend or partner or even a wonderful family member.  I went with bright, bold summer colors to highlight the boating season!  That is what the anchor is for, right?

Here is the inside of my card:




Image/Sentiment—My Favorite Things MFT A' la Modes-You Anchor Me

Cardstock—Georgia Pacific White; Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush; Echo Park Paper Summer Bliss--Summer Circles/Summer Stripes Patterned Paper


Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black;

Accessories—
Copic Markers; Strawberry Brads; Coastal Grosgrain Ribbon; Strawberry Button with Baker's Twine; SU Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder; Nestabilities Tags Trio;



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Baby Aurora Angel



I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenge


The Challenge runs September 16th to the 29th
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:
 
 
 
Isn't this a sweet baby picture?  I think I remember Charmin Tissue having a set of pictures similar to this available as a gift way back when...........  One of our sponsors this week is The East Wind.  They have some cute images, so please be sure to go and check them out!

 
 
Here is the inside of my card:


 
Image/Sentiment—The East Wind Baby Angel Aurora Digital Image

Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink, Strawberry Slush; American International Designs Sweet Baby Pastels-Pink Baby Words and Frances Meyer Foot Prints Patterned Papers

Accessories—Pink Brads; 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, September 15, 2014

Dueling Darlings ~ What's Cooking?

If you are looking for my Melonheadz Challenge Card, please scroll down.
 

It is the 15thof the month and that means we get to show off another Dueling Darlings challenge. Debbie and I came up with the challenge and theme for the teams this month.  I am a Diva and Debbie is one of the Dazzlers.

The theme is Recipe Cards!

We thought it would be fun to create and post recipe cards this month so we can all get a few new recipes.  We challenge the ladies to use their favorite recipe or perhaps a comfort food recipe that we can all savor during the upcoming winter months. Debbie lives in Alaska--so we know she really has long winter months!
I sent a variety of images and sentiments for the Divas to chose from to use on their 4x6 recipe card.  I also sent some food themed patterned papers along with some interesting embellishments.  I am sure you will see some awesome recipes on some sweet cards this month when you make the blog rounds!
I picked my favorite baked bean recipe and I will reprint it here so it is easier to read.  I typically make a double recipe as I love it as leftovers too!
1 large can Baked Beans
1 small can Butter Beans--drained
1 small can Kidney Beans--drained
½ Cup Brown Sugar
½ Cup Catsup
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
½ Pound Bacon
1 Pound of Ground Beef
1 Large Onion--Chopped
1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
Brown the beef, onions and bacon together.  When I make a double recipe, I brown the onions and bacon in one pan—then the ground beef in a separate one.  Drain Fat.  Add all other ingredients.
 
Bake for 45 minutes at 350.  Or, put everything in a slow cooker and heat for several hours.
 
This can be made up the night before and refrigerated.
 
 

Image/SentimentInky Antics-What's Cooking?

Cardstock/Patterned PaperGina K Ivory; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Cajun Craze; Jillibean Soup Fresh Vegetable Soup-Chicken Base; Basic Grey Herbs & Honey-Tomato;

Ink—SU Cajun Craze

Accessories--SU Label Punch; Copper Brads; Baking Twill; Orange button with 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!



Melonheadz Challenge ~ Autumn

 
 
If you are looking for my Dueling Darlings Creation, please scroll up.
 


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

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

 
The theme for this challenge is Colors of Autumn
 
It runs from September 14th to the 27th  
 
I love autumn colors and how little kids love to play in the leaves.
 

 
Here is the inside of my card:
 

 
Image/Sentiment—Melonheadz Seasons Fall Bundle-Boys with Leaves/Autumn Sign Digital Stamps

Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Gina K White;  Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso; Doodlebug Happy Harvest-Apple Orchard

Accessories—SU Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Wood Button with Baker's Twine; Leaf 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.