Thursday, August 25, 2016

One More Down, One to Go!



This is the second week of posting my card kits and this is my second to the last kit!  I was the recipient of 8 wonderful kits in June and we are to post our cards within two months after our month--so by the end of August, you should see my cards!!!!   In this group, we can "request our wishes" and the sends may be able to grant some of them.  I had asked for any patriotic images and papers, so you have seen a few red, white and blue cards. 

This is card number 7 from a great kit sent by Terry A.  Terry is the third Terry in our group and this is the final Terry posting!  Terry's kit had a couple of cute image and I picked the Penny Black one!  Terry also sent great patterned papers and an assortment of sweet embellishments.  This was a fun kit to play with!  I hope I did OK and that Terry likes my card.  Thanks so much for the fun kit Terry! 




Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment:  Penny Black Critter Fun

Ink:  Black

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, White. Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper


Accessories: 
Copic Markers; Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles Dies; Blue Pearls; Star Ribbon; Anchor Buttons



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Americana Blueprints



This is the second week of posting my card kits and I will have the final three today, Thursday and Saturday!  As a reminder, I was in a card kit on SCS earlier this summer.    I was the recipient of 8 wonderful kits in June and we are to post our cards within two months after our month--so by the end of August, you should see my cards!!!!   In this group, we can "request our wishes" and the sends may be able to grant some of them.  I had asked for any patriotic images and papers, so you will see a few more red, white and blue cards!

This is card number 6 from a great kit sent by Terry L.  I put the "L" behind Terry's name as we have three members named Terry and you will see card next week from Terry A. on Thursday and I posted the card I made from Terry S., last week!  Terry's kit had a variety of images from Tim Holtz's Americana Blueprint set.  I had not seen these before and I loved all of them! Terry also sent great patterned papers and an assortment of awesome embellishments.  This was a fun kit to play with!  I hope I did OK and that Terry likes my card.  Thanks so much for the fun images Terry! 



 



Here is the inside of my card:




Image/Sentiment:  Tim Holtz Americana Blueprints

Ink:  Black

Cardstock:  Core'dinations Black Iris, Blue Red Cardstock, Dark Blue Stripe, Cardinal Large Dot,  Red Stripe Patterned Paper


Accessories: 
Copic Markers; Blue Button; 4th of July Baker's Twine by Hemptique; Red Brads; American Crafts Americana Flag on the inside



Sunday, August 21, 2016

Closer to Being a Mermaid



This is my card for August'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.  Paula is the hostess this month and sent everyone cute image and some hilarious sentiments.


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!  Roxie is the hostess for September, 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 sentiment makes me hoot!



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

Image/Sentiment:  Craft Lounge Edith/Sentiment is Impression Obsession-- Mermaid

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections White; Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake; Hobby Lobby Patterned Paper

Ink: Black


Accessories:  
Gems; Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine; Copic Markers, Doily, Shell Dies from Impression Obsession




Saturday, August 20, 2016

Patriotic Bear and Longaberger Basket



The week is complete--five days in a row of card kits!  Yes, I am posting another card made from the card kit group that I am in on SCS.  I was the recipient of 8 wonderful kits in June and we are to post our cards within two months after our month--so by the end of August, you should see my cards!!!!   In this group, we can "request our wishes" and the sends may be able to grant some of them.  I had asked for any patriotic images and papers, so you will see quite a few red, white and blue cards in the next week or so.

This is card number 5 from a great kit sent by Terry S.,  I put the "S" behind Terry's name as we have three members named Terry and you will see card next week from Terry L. and Terry A.!  Terry's kit had quite the variety of images and I really had a hard time picking.  I went with the Longaberger one as I also have a collection of Longaberger baskets!  I also really like the All-American Collection--go figure I would like the red and blue ones!   Terry also sent great patterned papers and an assortment of awesome embellishments.  This was a fun kit to play with!  I hope I did OK and that Terry likes my card.  Thanks Bunches Terry! 




Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment:  Longaberger Basket image

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Very Vanilla, Night of Navy Kraft; Authentique Freedom Patterned Paper


Accessories: 
Copic Markers; Red Fiber Ribbon; Kraft Twine; Brown Button



Friday, August 19, 2016

Patriotic Chicken



Four in a Row!  Yes, I am posting another card made from the card kit group that I am in on SCS.  I was the recipient of 8 wonderful kits in June and we are to post our cards within two months after our month--so by the end of August, you should see my cards!!!!   In this group, we can "request our wishes" and the sends may be able to grant some of them.  I had asked for any patriotic images and papers, so you will see quite a few red, white and blue cards in the next week or so.

This is card number 4 from a great kit sent by Jeanette. Jeanette's kit had two Whipper Snapper images--stamped on both white and ivory so I could chose which to use with the great patterned papers she sent.  She also included an assortment of awesome embellishments.  This was a fun kit to play with!  I hope I did OK and that Jeanette likes my card.  Thanks for a wonderful kit Jeanette!

I love the vintage patterned paper and wanted to be sure that was one of the focal points of the card.  I used both the red and navy Baker's Twine by rolling them together under the image. 






Here is the inside of my card:




Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs Patriotic Chicken

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Cranberry Crisp, Night of Navy; Colorbok Old Glory Patterned Paper


Accessories: 
Copic Markers; Red and Navy Baker's Twine, Navy and Cream buttons;



Thursday, August 18, 2016

Star Spangled Celebration



Day Number Three!  Yes, I am posting another card made from the card kit group that I am in on SCS.  I was the recipient of 8 wonderful kits in June and we are to post our cards within two months after our month--so by the end of August, you should see my cards!!!!   In this group, we can "request our wishes" and the sends may be able to grant some of them.  I had asked for any patriotic images and papers, so you will see quite a few red, white and blue cards in the next week or so.

This is card number 3 from a great kit sent by Pansy. Pansy's kit was packed full!  She sent numerous images, a bunch of great patterned paper, various embossed card fronts, awesome embellishments and other fun items I sure will use on more cards.  I bet I can make another 10 cards, just from the supplies in this kit from Pansy!. I picked the cute Craft Lounge image, which I have never seen before.  This was a fun kit to play with!  I hope I did OK and that Pansy likes my card.  Thanks for a wonderful kit Pansy!



 


Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment: Craft Lounge-Star Spangled Collection Image and Sentiment

Ink:  Black

Cardstock:  White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy; Stars and Fireworks Patterned Paper


Accessories: 
Copic Markers; Darice Fireworks Embossing Folder; Silver Stars;



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Special Treat for You



Two days in a row!  Yes, I am posting another card made from the card kit group that I am in on SCS.  I was the recipient of 8 wonderful kits in June and we are to post our cards within two months after our month--so by the end of August, you should see my cards!!!!   In this group, we can "request our wishes" and the sends may be able to grant some of them.  I had asked for any patriotic images and papers, so you will see quite a few red, white and blue cards in the next week or so.

This is card number 2 from a great kit sent by Tracie. Tracie sent a fantastic kit with two different images, a bunch of great patterned papers and some awesome embellishments for me to use. I picked the cute Whipper Snapper image.  This was a fun kit to play with!  I hope I did OK and that Tracie likes my card.  Thanks for a great kit Tracie!

Tracie even included a pair of red, white and blue socks in my package!  She said she wanted me to have something fun to wear at my 4th of July party for family and friends.  I did not wear them as it was quite hot that day--but I for sure will wear them this fall as I love colorful socks!  Thanks Tracie!






Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs Patriotic Flowers, Unknown Company for Sentiment

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy; We R Memory Keepers Red, White and Blue Patterned Paper


Accessories: 
Copic Markers; SU Punches; Red Star Clip



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Shake it Up!



It is about time.....................   Yes, I have said this over and over the past few weeks as I am FINALLY getting the cards made from the card kit group that I am in on SCS.  You see, I was the recipient of all of the kits in June and it is mid-August before I am posting any of the cards.  Geeze--who IS in charge of this group.........................  That would be me!  We have an expectation in the group to post the completed cards in the thread and then on their blog or their SCs gallery within two months after the hostess month.  So, I really do have a few more days before I have broken the rules!

This is card number 1 from a great kit sent by Kelly.   Kelly sent a fantastic kit with two different images, a bunch of great patterned papers and some awesome embellishments for me to use.  She said she based the kit on our trip to Hawaii in 2014.  This was a fun kit to play with!  I hope I did OK and that Kelly likes my card.  Thanks for a great kit Kelly--Thanks Bunches!!!!

I loved the bright colors of the papers and the flowers and the ribbons.  I decided to use three of the ribbons for the bow as it reminds me of the tropical colors.  I layered two of each of the sizes of the green flower to give it more dimension.  We did visit the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii--but it was a rainy day, so it was not as enjoyable as it could have been.  We did see many dancers!



Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment: Just for Fun Stamps Ukulele Girl and Shake it Up Sentiment

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  White; Stampin' Up Rose Red, Calypso Coral; Bazzill Apple Tart; MAMBI Summer Travel Patterned Paper


Accessories: 
Copic Markers; Prima Flowers; SU Punches; The Paper Studio Red, Green, Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon



Monday, August 15, 2016

Welcome Back to School

If you are looking for my Dueling Darling Diva Card, please scroll down.


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

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

The theme for this challenge is Add Die Cuts and/or Punches!

It runs from August 15th to the 28th

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!

Yes, it is soon back to school time...........................  But being a retired teacher, I still have a smile on my face!



 


Here is the inside of my card:



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


Image/Sentiment:  Melonheadz Back to School 2 Combo Pack

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy, Daffodil Delight, Real Red. Parkers Patterns Designer Series Paper

Accessories: SU Tag and Label Punches, Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding, Red 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.



Going to Rio

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


It is the 15th of the month and that means we get to show off a new Dueling Darlings challenge. For the August Challenge, Judy and Debbie, decided on the theme.  Debbie is one of the Darlings and Judy is a Diva, my team!

This theme this month is : Going to Rio with the Olympic Darlings!  The 2016 Summer Olympics is currently going on, until August 21st.  There will be a record number of countries participating in 306 events in 28 sports.  (there also is a refuge team of 20 athletes, participating under the Olympic flag.)  The motto for the Rio Olympics is "A New World".

Judy sent a variety of great embellishments to go with this cute image.  Judy contacted the owner of Scrappin' Doodles to use her digital image for our duel and I am so glad she did!  I then "had" to go to the site and purchased some additional digis.  Thanks for enabling me Judy!  I used one of my newest purchases, a set of cross-stitched oval dies from Gina Marie for the image and background.  Judy sent a sheet of gold, silver and bronze paper--so I used all three of them!  I used three of the ribbons she sent--that is the red, yellow and green banners on the bottom right of the ovals.

Judy and Debbie also asked us to share our favorite summer Olympic event.
I would say whatever is on TV at the time I am watching.  Bring retired, I am able to watch all day long, every day possible.  I LOVE the Olympics!  Being a retired Physical Education teacher and coach, I enjoy watching pretty much any sport.  I do not understand all of them, especially rugby, one of the new ones in 2016.  I do like the major ones--swimming, gymnastics and volleyball, as I coached high school girls volleyball for 19 years!



Here is the inside of my card:


I hope Judy and the other Darlings enjoy my card.




Image/Sentiment: Scrappin' Doodles Summer Olympics Digital Image/Inkadinkadoo Sentiment on the inside

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Real Red; Recollections Gold, Silver, Bronze Paper; DCWV Travel Adventures Patterned Paper;

Ink: Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Sequins; Red, Yellow, Green Grosgrain Ribbons; Gina Marie Designs Cross-Stitch Oval Dies;

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!