Monday, July 25, 2016

Alcohol Inks Background

This is one of the two cards I made for Sue's Techniques Swap that she is hosting on SCS.  I also made a card for the fancy folds category.  I went to a card class last week at a friends house and Deanne used alcohol inks on a card. I have not done that for a few years and I thought I would use it for the background on this card.  I used a red and blue ink along with a pearl mixative.   I like the look--what do you think?

My second technique card will be posted on the 28th if you want to check back--it also is a design from a card at Deanne's class.....................
I hope Sue and the others swappers like my card!

Image/Sentiment:  Paper Inspirations - Thank You Calligraphy

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Glossy Cardstock, Real Red, Night of Navy

Ink:  SU Real Red

Accessories:  Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks; SU 3/8" Real Red Woven Satin Ribbon, Navy Brad, Mini Pennant Punch; Blue button with red/white/blue baker's twine

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Rainbow Swap Card

This is the card that I made for Theresa's Rainbows and/or Unicorns Swap that she is hosting on SCS.  I do not have a rainbow stamp, so I took out a Kaleidacolor ink pad and found a stamp that fit perfectly over the five colors.  I also added some colorful polka dotted designer series paper and I think this fits the criteria!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Theresa and the others swappers like my card!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampers Anonymous stamp--no name listed

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper 

Ink:  SU Kaleidacolor Celebration

Accessories:  SU 1/4" Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, White Brads

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Celebrating 29 again?!

This is my card for July'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 is the hostess this month and sent everyone this hilarious Art Impressions image, along with a few sentiments. 

I colored the image with Copics and layered three ribbons--chevron on the button, then a white grosgrain, topped by baker's twine.  I also added baker's twine to the buttons in the corner.  And yes, I do celebrate 29 every year!

Members of the Creative Card Chicks to post our cards between the 21st and 23rd of each month--so if you check the blogs on my sidebars today or in the next few days, you may see more of these wonderful creations!  Paula is the hostess for August, and I am sure she has a fun image and challenge in mind for us!  Stay tuned!

Here is the inside of my card:

This was a fun kit and I hope the other Creative Card Chicks like my card.

Image/Sentiment:  Art Impressions 29 Again Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections White; Stampin' Up Mint Macaroon, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

SU Buttons, Oval Punches, Blushing Bride 3/4" Chevron, Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbons; Pink Baker's Twine; Copic Markers

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Seashell Jar

Here is my card for our July mystery image group.  Vickie sent us this cute image of a jar of sea shells in sand.  Well--I had a thought to use some "sand" that I have had for years.  I bought it around the time of the Flower Soft craze and I think I have only used it once.  The idea and picture in my mind is 200% better than the one you see here....................  I really did try!  It looks like the jar has a moustache in my opinion!  But, I do love the image and I hope Vickie thinks I did an okay job too as I get to send it to her. 

Next month, Jeanette is our hostess and I cannot wait to see what fun image she has picked out.  So--we all get to create another round of cute cards. 

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Vickie and the others in our group like my card.  I cannot wait to see all of the other creations!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampendous Seashell Jar

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Stampin' Up Pool Party, Calypso Coral, So Saffron; Echo Park Paper-Hang Ten Patterned Paper

Ink:  Black

Copic Markers; Stampin' Up Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Saffron Brads, Elements Sand

Monday, July 18, 2016

Patriotic Owl

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

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 35th round!  I am the hostess this month and sent everyone this cute image Whipper Snapper image.  I did not sent any sentiments, but others may have used one on their card.  I will swap the cards and send everyone the next image, which is being sent to me by Darlene.   We then get to do it all again!  I know you will all love the cards in the next round, so please come back in September and see what Darlene has sent us.

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope the other swappers like my card.  If you check my sidebar on the left, you might see some other swappers who have posted their cards.

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs Patriotic Owl

Cardstock: Recollections White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Night of Navy; Gina K Little Boy Blue; Pebbles Americana---Independence Day

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers; White Star Brads; SU Real Red 3/8" Woven Satin Ribbon

Christmas in July

 If you are looking for my Mystery Image card, please scroll up. 

I am back with another card for this week's Melonheadz Challenge.

The theme for this challenge is Christmas in July!

It runs from July 18th to the 31st

Melonheadz sure has the cutest images--I love every one of them and have a hard time choosing which one I want to use for each of our challenges!  Be sure to go and check them out!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope you and my teammates like my card for this challenge! 

Image/Sentiment:  Melonheadz Christmas Bobbleheadz Combo Pack/Stampin' Up Good Greetings

Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 100# White; SU Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive, Seasons of Style Designer Series Paper

Accessories: SU Gold Brads, Label Punch

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, July 17, 2016

The Future Belongs......

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 think this is a perfect card to send to anyone for pretty much any occasion!

Here is the inside of my card:

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

Image/Sentiment:  So Suzy Stamps--no name listed

Ink:  Stampin' Up Always Artichoke

Cardstock:  White; Stampin' Up Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Wintergreen Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  SU Certainly Celery 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon, Punches; Green Brads

Friday, July 15, 2016

Christmas in July Duel

It is the 15th of the month and that means we get to show off a new Dueling Darlings challenge. For the July Challenge, our leaders and founders--I hope that does not make them sound old................. Jeanette and Kelly, decided on the theme.  Jeanette is the leader of the Darlings and Kelly is a Diva, my team!

This the information Kelly sent us for this month's challenge:  The theme for your card kit this month is: Christmas in July! Jeanette and I decided not to go with a religious Christmas, and instead, we are going traditional. For the Divas, I've given it an extra spin and I'm calling it Whimsical Christmas in July!
Every year growing up, my brother and I would wait for the Charlie Brown specials to come on.  From the Great Pumpkin to the Charlie Brown Christmas, we'd be glued to the TV. I was lucky to get a few Snoopy stamps before they retired including this Snoopy's Christmas Doghouse, so I chose the papers, embellishments to go around Snoopy and his colorful doghouse Christmas lights.

I added some clear Wink of Stella Glitter on Snoopy's nose and on the lights to give them some sparkle.  I added some clear and white Wink of Stella on the snow below the doghouse too.

Kelly also added the following--please share in your post: what is the first thing you do each year to get in the Christmas spirit?  

I start decorating the Sunday after Thanksgiving as we have had a cocktail party the first Saturday in December the last dozen years or so.  The boxes and bins of decorations and ornaments, along with the 15 or so artificial trees (2-9 feet tall--but only one is over 4 feet..............) come down from the storage area over the garage.  For a week, there are boxes and bins and bags and trees everywhere!  I also put Christmas music on, playing all of the older CD's that I have had for years--Anne Murray, Barbra Streisand, Garth Brooks, The Judds, Bing and Frank, along with others!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Kelly and the other Darlings enjoy my card.

Image/Sentiment: Stampendous--Snoopy's Dog House/The Alley Way Stamps-Jolly Holiday

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections White; Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Melon Mambo; Crate Paper Snow Drop Patterned Paper;

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Gems;  SU Old Olive 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon; Circle Punches; Button with Baker's Twine; Wink of Stella-clear and white glitter pens

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. Be sure to check them out as there are new members listed!  At this time, Suzy, who is a Diva, and Terry A, who is a Dazzler, do not have a blog.  You will be able to check our their creations in their SCS gallery, if you click on the link for their name.   I am sure you will enjoy all of the wonderful creations this month!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Get Well Soon

This is second of the two cards I made for Lianna's Lawn Fawn swap on SCS. Yes, we are to use Lawn Farm stamps and I only had one set at the time I signed up. But now, since I signed up for this swap, I am the proud owner of 5 or 6 new stamp sets and matching dies!
The other card I made was posted yesterday--and it was a set that my friend Kelly lent me!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Lianna and the other swappers like my card:

Image/Sentiment:  Lawn Fawn Get Well--Stamp Set and Matching Dies

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' U Old Olive, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Bali Breeze Paper Pack

Ink: SU Old Olive, Rose Red

Accessories:  SU 1/4" Rose Ribbon, Rose Brads;

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Flying By!

This is one of the two cards I made for Lianna's Lawn Fawn swap on SCS. Yes, we are to use Lawn Farm stamps and I only had one set at the time I signed up. I think this set and matching dies are too cute--and my friend Kelly from Miami sent them to me to use for this swap!  Isn't she nice........  But now, since I signed up for this swap, I am the proud owner of 5 or 6 new stamp sets and matching dies!

The second card for this swap will be posted tomorrow, so check back to see what new stamp set I bought!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Lianna and the other swappers like my card:

Image/Sentiment:  Lawn Fawn Flying By--Stamp Set and Matching Dies

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Best Year Ever Series Paper Pack

Ink: SU Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry

Accessories:  SU Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, White Brads; Yellow Button