Thursday, February 21, 2019

Creative Card Chicks

This is my card for February's Monthly Challenge for the Creative Card Chicks.  This group is a kind of mystery image swap, where we each get an image and additional items to complete the challenge each month. 

I am the hostess this month and sent everyone this sweet winter coffee cup images from Unity.  I also sent winter patterned paper along with some ribbon and twine.  I hope everyone liked my card and had fun making a card!

Here is the inside of my card:

The Creative Card Chicks are to post our cards between the 21st and 23rd of each month--so if you check the blogs on my sidebars, you may see more of these wonderful creations! Many of our members also post their card in our SCS thread--so you might find more there.  We will be back next month and Roxie is the hostess, so be sure to come back and join us again in March!

Image/Sentiment: Unity Stay Warm & Feel Cozy

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Bermuda Bay; Echo Park Paper A Perfect Winter-Welcome Home and Snowy Stripes Patterned Paper 

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; White Shimmer Dots; Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine, White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon; 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Ready? Set. Go!

Today is the third Wednesday of the month and that means a Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card! The 3 Musketeers and now the One Plus Twelve Ladies--Jeanette, Kelly and Me, are back with another challenge for February--our 21st month!  We are now coming to the end year #2!

Kelly provided the challenge for February: For the February Ready, Set, Go Challenge, I am channeling my son's recent trip to New York. While he was gone, I kept singing "New York New York ...." by Sinatra, especially the line start spreading the news .... and I thought "Oh yes, that's something we haven't done before ... play with newspaper!"

So your challenge is to use newspaper somewhere/somehow on your card .... literally!  (ha ha, no pun intended!)  Use a small or large piece, up to you,  but it should be the main focus when we see your card and say "Oh, newspaper!"  on your card!  There are a TON of ways to use it creativity and make some headline news.  Ready, Set, GO!

I thought and thought about how to incorporate newspaper into my card and make it look good.  Then, I remembered I had a stamp set with a mailbox and sentiments about moving or new houses.  We still get the daily newspaper every morning--yes I am old!   But, I love the read the paper every day and I even try to get one every day or so when we are on vacation.  I like to keep up with the news.  Quick story here--in 2004, we took a trip to England and Germany for two weeks to visit my relatives in Germany.  My parents were both born in Germany and met in Chicago in the 30's.  I had never been to Germany and it was time to meet some relatives--I even met two uncles who were both in their 90's at that time.  Anyway--I picked up a USA Today in a train station and read the section that has a short blurb about each state.  For Wisconsin, it noted a tornado that had passed through Wales.  Well--that is less than 2 miles from our house!  A bit of panic went though me, but there was really nothing we could do, across the pond!  

OK--back to my card.........  I used a piece of newspaper as my background-and added the mailbox along with the sentiment that we have a new address.  Yes, if we move, we will need to try to get the newspaper delivered at our new place--if there are even newspapers around in whatever year that is!  I also added a die cut of snow and trees as we have a huge snowbank by our mailbox right now!  Our paper is delivered to the green mail tube that is attached to our mailbox.

Please be sure to check out the other Ready, Set, Go cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's and Kelly's blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of great cards! I hope Kelly and Jeanette like my card.  I am up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in March!  I have no idea yet what the theme will be, but I am sure it will be a challenge!

Image/Sentiment:  Cas-ual Friday Happy Mail Stamps and Die

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Sahara Sand; Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Newspaper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Punches

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Home to Roost-Sketch 306

Today is the 8th week of A Card a Week Challenge. One card a week--for 52 weeks--with a preset challenge for each month. January was Fancy Folds and February is using a SCS Sketch.  Every Tuesday, I will post a card that fits the theme of the monthly challenge.

Today I used Sketch 306 from SCS:

I used one of my new favorite Stampin' Up stamps--Home to Roost, love this set!  The rooster just makes me smile.  Of course, I had a Chicken Wire Embossing Folder for the background!  I used a blender pen and Stampin' Up Early Espresso and Crushed Curry ink to color up this guy!

I hope you will stop back each Tuesday to see my creation for my A Card a Week Challenge!  February is using sketches, so please come back and see my cards!  Only one more Tuesday in January for a sketch!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Home to Roost

Cardstock: Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Flashback Designer Series Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black;  Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Early Espresso

Accessories: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots and Brad Bases; Cuttlebug Chicken Wire Embossing Folder; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle Dies

Monday, February 18, 2019

Country Home

This is the card for the 42nd 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--today!   The image for this round was provided by Terry .  She will swap the cards and include the next image that Lela, our next hostess in their return envie.  And then we get to do it all again--for round #43--in April! 

Laura Jean sent us this pretty image from the Stampin' Up Country Home stamp set.  I think this is such a great stamp set and the pitcher and flowers make sure a pretty card.  

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.    You can also check out SCS and use the keyword UIS42 to see some posted there.  I hope Terry and everyone in the swap likes my card--and that you do too!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Country Home
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Neenah White; Stampin' Up Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers; Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow 3/8" Stitched Ribbon, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder; CottageCutz Double Stitched Oval Dies

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Country Home and Foil!

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 received awesome cards each and every month.  

I inked a couple of stamps from the Stampin' Up Country Home set that got last fall.  I added some of the new Stampin' Up copper foil--love it!   I think everyone can use a thank you card!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Pam and the others swappers like my card this month!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Country Home

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Copper Foil; Heritage Makers-Our Memories for Life Thanksgiving Patterned Paper

Ink:  Stampin' Up Sahara Sand

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Mini Pennant Punch; Copic Markers; Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Rectangles; Kraft Enamel Dots

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Fox Friend

This is my January-February card for the Christmas CraZy group on SCS.  We are in our third year of this fun group.  Pansy took over in 2018 for the group that Jeanette had organized the year before.  We each receive a card kit from another person in the group and made a card with the image and papers sent.  

For this round, I was matched with Jen and received a cute image from Stampendous. She also included some great patterned Christmas paper. I added some red candy dot brads with some thick white baker's twine for an embellishment.   I hope Jen and the others like my card! 

Here is the inside of my card, with the sweet sentiment!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampendous Fox Friend

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Neenah White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Garden Green; The Paper Studio Woodland Wonderland Paper Pack

Stampin' Up White Thick Baker's Twine, Real Red Candy Dots and Brad Bases; Copic Markers; Corner Rounder

Friday, February 15, 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.  

For this card, I used the newest stamp set called The Gratest!  This set comes with 17 great images and sentiments.  There are some cute and very funny puns in this set!  This is a wonderful set to tell those you care about what they mean to you!  And, a great set to use for the day after Valentine's Day!  

I added some Wink of Stella to the Heart, so there is some shimmer and shine in real life, but hard to see here.

Here is the The Gratest 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 The Gratest Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections 110# White Cardstock; Stampin' Up Basic Real Red, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Cuttlebug Polka Dots and Quickutz Beaded Embossing Folders; Copic Markers; Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Borders; Red and Blue Enamel Dots; Wink of Stella

National Pet Day

If you are looking for my The Project Bin Card, please scroll up.

It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For our February Challenge, Tracie and I are the hostesses! We decided on the theme-Love You Pets! February 20th is National Pet Day, so we are celebrating a bit early!  Tracie is one of the Dazzlers and I am a Diva, and we are all Dueling Darlings!  And, we have been doing this since August of 2010--a long time!

I sent out this cute Whipper Snapper Designs image called Triple Dog Dare.  I also sent a pair of cute sentiments and used one of them on the inside of my card.  This was fun card to make--and I hope all of the Darlings enjoyed sharing their love of pets!  

Here is the inside of my card:

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 March, so be sure to check back!

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: Whipper Snapper Designs Triple Dog Dare/Sentiment unknown company

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake; Echo Park Paper Paw Prints; Photo Play Paper Go Fetch

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Cream and Brown Ribbon, with Fiber; Red Enamel Dots

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day-Card Kit #1

I am excited to be the recipient of fun card kits this month in a swap that Heather has set up on SCS.  I will receive 11 kits during the month of February and I hope to make cards and post as I receive them and not hold for months.........  wish me well!

This is card kit #1, from Arlene. It was a fun Valentine kit with this cute image from The Craft Lounge, along with some sweet sentiments. She also included some great patterned paper along with some wonderful embellishments! It was a fun card to make for this sweet holiday!  Be sure to check back to see the rest of my creations from this fun card kit swap!

There is a bit of Wink of Stella on the hearts so they shine and twinkle a bit in real life.  

Here is the inside of my card:

Thanks for a great kit Arlene--it was a fun card to make!

Image/Sentiment:  The Craft Lounge Spilling Over

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific White; Stampin' Up Smokey Slate, Melon Mambo, Pink; Echo Park 6x6 Patterned Paper

Copic Markers; Pink and Red Heart Brads; Pink Ribbon; Wink of Stella