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.



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Crafters Cafe Challenge

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

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique  

The challenge runs from September 10th to the 23rd

The theme for this challenge is a card for a child
 
I think this image is too cute and I really enjoyed making this card.



Here is the inside of my card:

 
Image/Sentiment—The Stamping Boutique Hop-Scotch Girl Digital Stamp
 
Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise; The Lawn Fairy Dewey Decimal Patterned Paper

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon; Turquoise Button with 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.



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Carriers of Faith ~ Friendship



I am back with another Carriers of Faith challenge.  Jeanette is our hostess this month and she gave us this wonderful theme:

September Challenge – Friendship

Two are better than one, because hey have a good return for their work;
If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
Also, if tow lie down together, they will keep warm,
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. It reminds me that God did not create us for isolation. He wants us to connect with other believers.

There really are many applications found in these four verses, but for the purpose of this month’s challenge, I would like us to focus on Christian friendship and create a card (or scrapbook page, etc) that focuses on friendship.  


I found this stamp in the drawer that has friendship stamps and I do not think it has ever seen ink. I think it is perfect for this challenge!  This is what true friends are all about.........................



Here is the inside of my card:


 

Image/Sentiment—Paperbag Studios Rubber Stamp-Prosperity

Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay; Authentique Seasons-Spring Three Patterned Paper

Ink--SU Bermuda Bay

Accessories--SU Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon; Bermuda 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.




Friday, September 5, 2014

Love



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 love this line of Stampin' Up stamps and have not used any of them in  bit--so I thought I would make a card to be used for any time of the year!

Here is the inside of my card along with the envelope:

 
 
Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Wonderful Words

Cardstock—Gina K Ivory, Lipstick Red; SU ; My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Ruby Red Fan Patterned Paper

Ink--SU Riding Hood Red

Accessories--SU Very Vanilla Velvet Ribbon, Gold Brads



Monday, September 1, 2014

Melonheadz Challenge

 


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

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

 
The theme for this challenge is Use Two or More Dies
 
It runs from September 1st to the 13th  
 
Since I am a retired Physical Education Teacher, it was easy for me to pick the Get Healthy Bundle to showcase some dies--a total of six used--and the first day of school in Wisconsin Public Schools tomorrow!
 

 
Here is the inside of my card:
 

 
Image/Sentiment—Melonheadz Get Healthy Bundle--Boy, Stopwatch, Physical Fitness Digital Stamps

Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Gina K White;  Stampin' Up Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler; 

Accessories—SU Pacific Point Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Oval, Bitty Banners and Apothecary Accents Framelits; Blue Button with Baker's Twine; Sizzix Polka Dots 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.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Punch Art Birthday Present


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.  Paola is the hostess this month and she posted the following challenge:


For the month of August, I would like to challenge everyone to embrace the PUNCH ART tecnique...yup, dust off your punches Ladies!
PLease feel free to use a stamped sentiment of your choice , but the main focus is being creative, using punches .


Have FUN creating Girls, can't wait to see what inspired you...


I went with a familiar punch art project I did a few years ago.  I love this birthday card, shaped as a present, with all of the loops of "ribbon" on the top!


 
Here is the inside of my card: 



 
I hope Paola and the other Calendar Girls like my Punch Art card!

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up--Birthdays

Cardstock/Patterned Paper—SU Rose Red, Pink Pirouette

Ink—SU Rose Red

Accessories—SU Rose Red Satin Ribbon, Oval Punches, Tag Punch, Polka Dot and Stripes Embossing Folder


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.



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sheriff Bobby ~ Hey There



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

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor this week is Milk Coffee Stamps   

The challenge runs from August 27th to September 9th

The theme for this challenge is Using Die Cuts and/or Punches
 
I think I met the challenge as I counted 5 Punches used for this card--love my punches!


Here is the inside of my card:


 
Image/Sentiment—Milk Coffee Digital Stamps Sheriff Bobby/ Stampin' Up Really Retro
 
Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Gina K White; SU Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede; The Paper Loft Sleeping Bag-Cedar Run Patterned Paper

Ink—SU Soft Suede

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Early Espresso Brads, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Oval, Round, Label and Corner Punches


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.



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Anna-Mae School Girl



I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenge


The Challenge runs August 26th to September 2nd
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:
 
 
 
One of our sponsors this week is Scrapper's Delights.  They sure have some cute images, so please be sure to go and check them out!


 
Here is the inside of my card:

 

Image/Sentiment—Scrapper's Delights Anna-Mae School Girl 2

Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise; Lawn Fairy Dewey Decimal Patterned Paper

Accessories—SU Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Orange 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.