Monday, July 28, 2014

Flight of the Butterfly


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.  Linda is the hostess this month and she posted the following challenge


For the July theme--let's make it Butterflies!

Anything with a butterfly. Any Theme.  They are so beautiful for every occasion and mean so much to me.  Thanks!

I used a few butterflies--a favorite Stampin' Up stamp and some cute patterned paper.  
 
Here is the inside of my card: 


 

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

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Flight of the Butterfly

Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Gina K Ivory; SU Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz; Echo Park Paper Flutter Patterned Paper 

Ink—SU Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight

Accessories—SU Flower Brad, Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding, Butterfly Punch, Polka Dot 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.



Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mixed Bunch Flower Card



This is one of the two cards I made for Debbie's Stampin' Up Solid Flower Swap on SCS.  I do have quite a few SU sets with flowers and used one of my favorites for this card.  My second card for this swap will be posted next week on Thursday.

Here is the inside of my card:

 
 
Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Mixed Bunch/Short and Sweet Sentiment

Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Lovely Flowers Designer Series Paper

Ink--SU Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Crushed Curry

Accessories--SU 1/2" Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon, Rich Razzleberry Brads, Oval Punches, Flower Punch



Friday, July 25, 2014

Some Days..............



This is a card I made for a friend who has been having some stressful times at work lately.  I am sure this is bringing some big smiles.........  Be the Dog!

Here is the inside of the card:

 
Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Designs-Sheepdog and Hydrant/Rubber Cottage-Some Days Sentiment

Cardstock—Gina K Ivory; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler; Reminisce in the Dog House Patterned Paper

Ink--SU Old Olive; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--SU Early Espresso Satin Quilted Ribbon, Paw Brad; Copic Markers



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Camping in the Forest



This is the second card I made for the Camping in the Forest Swap that Jeanette is hosting this month on SCS.  Her swaps and the conversations in the thread is so fun!  AND--we get to razz each other........................  unless she is away from home and not able to get online.  My other card for this swap was posted last Saturday if you want to check it out.

Here is the inside of my card:



 
Image/Sentiment—Bo Bunny Roughin' It/Whipper Snapper Designs-Great Outdoors Sentiment

Cardstock/Patterned Paper—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Lost Lagoon; Jillibean Soup Happy Camper Star 3 Parts Critter-Scores of Smores Patterned Paper

Ink--SU Old Olive; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--SU Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Brads; Copic Markers



Monday, July 21, 2014

Things with Tails ~ Under the Sea



I am back again with another card for the Melonheadz Challenge.

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

 
The theme for this challenge is Things with Wings or Tails
 
It runs from July 21st to August 3rd
 
There are so many wonderful images Melonheadz offers--so again, it was a hard choice.  I thought this mermaid was perfect for this challenge.  I hope you like my card!

 
 
Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment—Melonheadz Mermaid Girl and Under the Sea Images

Cardstock—Gina K White;  Stampin' Up Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy; My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus Birthday Girl Dots patterned paper

Accessories—SU Corner Rounder; Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder; White Satin Ribbon; Beach Ball 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.



Saturday, July 19, 2014

Riley with Tent



This one of the two cards I made for the Camping in the Forest Swap that Jeanette is hosting this month on SCS.  Her swaps and the conversations in the thread is so fun!  AND--we get to razz each other........................  unless she is away from home and not able to get online.  My second card for this swap is to be posted next Wednesday if you want to check it out.

Here is the inside of my card:

 
 
Image/Sentiment—Riley with Tent/Stampin' Up Warm Words Sentiment

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke; Imaginisce Camping Patterned Paper

Ink--SU Tangerine Tango; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--SU Tangerine Tango 1/4" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Tangerine Tango Brads, Punches; Copic Markers



Friday, July 18, 2014

Mystery Revealed ~ Harvest Blessings



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 in our second cycle.   Linda is the hostess this month and she picked a sweet tractor image from Stampin' Up.   Linda will swap the cards--then send us the next image,  which Kelly is going to sent to her.  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 first used my Copic Markers to color the image--that did not turn out well at all.  I then water-colored the tractor with my aqua-painter and SU inks.  That turned out better, though I am not completed satisfied.  I think I should have shaken the dust off of my colored pencils and tried those...................  Oh well, I hope Linda and the other mysterious ladies like my card.

Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Harvest Blessings

Cardstock— White; SU Cherry Cobbler, Peach Parfait, Sahara Sand; Theresa Collins---He Said-She Said---Rulers/Stripes Patterned Paper


Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black; Water-colored Garden Green, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories—
Black Pumpkin Fiber with Tan Button; Peach Grosgrain Ribbon; Aqua Painter; SU Ticket Corner Punch



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Christmas in July ~ O Holy Night



This is the second of the two cards I made for Paula's Christmas in July swap on SCS!  Many of you who visit my blog often know that I love Christmas and love to make Christmas Cards.  So, this was a perfect swap for me to join.  The second card was posted on Monday if you want to check it out. 

Here is the inside of my card:

 
 
Image/Sentiment—Stampabilities O Holy Night

Cardstock—Gina K Ivory; Stampin' Up Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy; Authentique Jaunt Journey

Ink--SU Not Quite Navy

Accessories--Blue Stars; Blue Grosgrain Ribbon



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Disney Fan Birthday



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

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor this week is Sassy Studio Designs Digital Stamps and the challenge runs from July 16th to the 29th

The theme for this challenge is Birthday 
 
I used some of my Disney patterned paper to inspire the colors of the image.  This young lady seems ready to give someone a birthday present!  I hope you like my card!

 
Here is the inside of my card:
 

 
 
Image/Sentiment—Sassy Studio Designs Disney Fan Digital Stamp/Paper Wings Production-Sayings and Sentiments
 
Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Pacific Point; Sandy Lion Disney Mickey Balloons Patterned Paper

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red 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.



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Birds of a Feather, Flock Together and DDD

If you are looking for my {PIN}Spirational Card, please scroll down.


It is the 15thof the month and that means we get to show off another Dueling Darlings challenge. Kelly and Jeanette are the Darlings who came up the idea for this group four years ago next month, so this is a special challenge.  Kelly is a Diva and Jeanette is a Dazzler. 

The theme is Four!  Well--really the theme is Birds of a Feather, Flock Together........................  But, four is also significant!
Kelly challenged us in a variety of ways this month!  First, we are to use 4 of the "things" she sent in the kit.  Not one of four different "things" to total four--but four of one item.  OK--I think I have that--times three.  (had I added another banner, it might have been four times four!).  So--can you count the three sets of four?  Four of the patterned paper flowers/butterfly, four of the pearls and four items perched in the tree.  OK--I am sure both Tami and Jeanette will say there are five as there are eggs in the birds nest...............  But--I say four and that is what-who counts!

Second Challenge--use the piece of burlap that Kelly included somewhere on our card. Kelly loves burlap and if you have been to her blog lately, you will notice it on many of her cards.  I used is for the base banner and that is also a shout-out to her as many of her cards also showcase banners.  Barb--remember to use banners more as they look nice and use of small pieces of patterned paper........

Third challenge was the image we received.  The kit came with a tree trunk and two tree tops.  I still have no idea how the tops go onto the trunk, so I will be so excited to see if any of the other Divas used one of them.  We also were given the images of things to go on the branches, so that is what I did.  I also fussy cut the tree to be able to show off the branches even more.

I hope Kelly thought I met all of the "requirements" she posed for us this month.  This was a fun card to make and I did love the challenges!  I also so appreciate the friendships that this group has inspired and I am so lucky to be a part of it and happy that Kelly and Jeanette created this awesome team that stimulates our creative talents every month!

 
Here is the inside of my card:



Image/SentimentTaylored Expressions Branching Out Stamp Set

Card Stock/Patterned PaperGeorgia Pacific White; Stampin' Up So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Calypso; Cosmo Cricket 2Wenty Thr3e-Paperback Patterned Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--Copic Markers; Recollections Paper Flowers/Butterfly; Sunflower Hemp Cord; Kaiser Pearls; SU Punches; DCWV Burlap


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 cards that have been created this month!