Saturday, June 15, 2019

Happy Halloween!



It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For our June Challenge, Terry and Tami are the hostesses! They decided on the theme-Happy Halloween in June! Terry is one of the Dazzlers and Tami is a Diva, like me, and we are all Dueling Darlings!  And, we have been doing this since August of 2010--a long time!

Tami sent us this great vampire image from Red Rubber Designs!  She included the sentiment.  She also sent us some Halloween patterned paper along with some fun embellishments. This was fun card to make.


Here is the inside of my card with more of the embellishments Tami sent:





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. We will be here in July, so be sure to check back!  Suzy and Debbie are the hostesses for July!

There are a few members who do not have blogs:  Suzy and Terry S who both are on the Diva team and Debby who is a 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: Red Rubber Designs Delightfully Spooky Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie; Various Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rounded Square Die; Orange dotted ribbon; Black Rhinestones





Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday's With The Project Bin


Happy Flag Day!

It is Friday, so  that means that I am back with another card for The Project Bin Stamps--A Way With Words!  Every Friday,  I post a card made from one of their great photopolymer stamp sets.  So, please plan to come back each week 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 more of the design team members.  

I used one of my favorite stamp sets--Red, White & Boom!  This set comes with 8  great sentiment and image stamps, that can be used for almost any patriotic occasion.  It is a great summer set!  I plan to use this card as an invite for our annual 4th of July party this year!  AND--as a bonus, you can get this set free during the month of June.  Be sure to check out the store to see details!



Here is Red, White & Boom! 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 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 Red, White & Boom Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Real Red, Night of Navy; Echo Park Let Freedom Ring Patterned Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Real Red

Accessories:  MFT Stitched Dome Frames; Stampin' Up 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon; Gina Marie Designs Blue Glitter Dots



Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Stenciling Color


This is the 22nd week of A Card a Week Challenge. One card a week--for 52 weeks--with a preset challenge for each month. June is "try a new technique" challenge.  Every Tuesday I will post a card that fits the theme of the monthly challenge. This is the second card for June!

I made this card using a Gina K Designs stencil called Water Droplets.  I have seen many beautiful cards in the past few months using stencils and I picked up a few last month at the Stamp Expo in Milwaukee.  Gina K was at the Craft Fancy booth, so I got to see her demo some of these cards.  I also used some of the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks that I have had for awhile, but not used.  This challenge is also becoming "use what you have"!  I have more stencils to try out, so this is just a start!  

We also did a window washing project at church two weeks ago, and I need some thank you cards to send out to those who helped. I love this stamp for those who volunteer their time and efforts!  I really like the look of this card and hope you do too.  


Here is the inside of my card:


I hope you will stop back each Tuesday to see my creation for my A Card a Week Challenge!  June is "try a new technique" month--so be sure to check back to see what new techniques I will be showing off!

Image/Sentiment: DRS Stamp--Unknown name

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Wilted Violet, Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Highland Heather Ribbon; Gina K Designs Water Droplets Stencil; Makeup Brushes; Purple Pearls





Monday, June 10, 2019

Hey Chick!


It is the 10th of the month and that means it is time for my card for the monthly themed swap that Terry is hosting on SCS.  Each month she will post a theme and we make cards using any stamp set we believe follows that thought. This is our 41st month and the theme for May is "Feathers--anything with a feather!".  

I do have many stamps that fit the theme--and I picked a Stampin' Up set from a few years ago that I just love--Hey Chick!  This card can be used for most any purpose or occasion.  I embossed the Polka Dot Parade DSP with the Chicken Wire folder and I love the look.   I am sure there will be some wonderful cards this month. 

Here is the inside of my card:


I hope Terry and the others swappers like my card this month too! Terry has already posted the July theme.  Be sure to come back in to see what we create!  

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Hey Chick!

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Stampin' Up White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Oval Punches; Copic Markers; Cuttlebug Chicken Wire Embossing Folder; Spellbinders Oval and Lacy Oval Dies





Sunday, June 9, 2019

Wanna Party?


It is time for another The Three Musketeers post. We are ready to showcase the card we all created with the image that I sent for June-for Card #58!  That means we nearing the end of year #5--can you believe that?!  All three of us sure have enjoyed the challenges every month and we hope that it continues for a long time!  Kelly will be up next for the July challenge.  Be sure to come back to see what we create!  


For our card this month, I sent out a cute Whipper Snapper Designs image called Owl Birthday! I also sent a coordination WSD sentiment called Wanna Party?  I love these party owls--they are ready to celebrate a birthday!


Here is the inside of my card:



Please check out the other Musketeer's cards.  Here is the link to Jeanette's blog along with Kelly's blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of great cards!  They may post today or tomorrow, so be sure to check out their blogs for their card!


Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs Owl Birthday and Wanna Party Sentiment

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Garden Green, Old Olive, So Saffron; Crate Paper Party Day Favors Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Stampin' Up Old Olive 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon, Punches; 






Saturday, June 8, 2019

Crafters of Faith


Here is my June Crafters of Faith card.  This is a great group that my friend Kelly started on SCS. This is our 30th month, so we are into year #3. Michelle gave everyone this challenge: 

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Challenge: Keeping it simple with "feature butterflies on your project". I know how the summer months can be! And butterflies have always been a favorite of mine!


I too love butterflies and have a few stamp sets, along with punches and dies!  I inked up a newer set from Inky Antics called Butterflies and Gardens.  There are some great images and sweet sentiments in this set!  



Here is the inside of my card:



I hope Michelle along the others from the Crafters of Faith group like my card this month!  We are to post between the 7th and 10th of each month, so if you look on my sidebar, you may see other creations.  I know that there will be many posted in the COF thread on SCS too! Sue is up for our July challenge, so be sure to check back to see what I create!

Image/Sentiment: Inky Antics Stamps Butterflies and Gardens

Cardstock/Patterned Papers:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo

Ink:  Stampin' Up Melon Mambo; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  
Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder; Stampin' Up Melon Mambo Scallop Ribbon; Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Circles and Rectangle dies; Copic Markers






Friday, June 7, 2019

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!  Every Friday,  I post a card made from one of their great photopolymer stamp sets.  So, please plan to come back each week 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 more of the design team members.  

I used one of my favorite stamp sets--Red, White & Boom!  This set comes with 8  great sentiment and image stamps, that can be used for almost any patriotic occasion.  It is a great summer set!  I plan to use this card as an invite for our annual 4th of July party this year!

AND--as a bonus, you can get this set free during the month of June.  Be sure to check out the store to see details!





Here is Red, White & Boom! 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 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 Red, White & Boom Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Real Red, Night of Navy; Reminisce Red Glitter Stars Patterned Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Real Red

Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 4 Dies; Stampin' Up Night of Navy Seam Binding; Red and White Glitter Dots




Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Polished Stone



This is the 21st week of A Card a Week Challenge. One card a week--for 52 weeks--with a preset challenge for each month. June is "try a new technique" challenge.  Every Tuesday I will post a card that fits the theme of the monthly challenge. This is the first card for June!

I made this card using the Polished Stone Technique.  While it is not a "new" technique for me, it has been many years since I have done it.  I have a number of bottles of Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks, along with some of the metallic ones too.  I have had them a long time--so long that a couple of the metallic ones separated.  They do not have the metal ball in them like the newer bottles, so they had to be tossed, as no matter how much I shoot them, they were not right.  But, a quick trip to Joann's and I am set again..............  I heat embossed a very old Stampin' Up stamp called Graceful Words on vellum, suing silver powder to match the silver metallic in the background. I really like the look of this card and hope you do too.  I know I will use these more in the future!



Here is the inside of my card:



I hope you will stop back each Tuesday to see my creation for my A Card a Week Challenge!  June is "try a new technique" month--so be sure to check back to see what new techniques I will be showing off!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Graceful Words

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Brushed Silver, White Glossy, Vellum 

Ink: Versamark

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Silver Embossing Powder;