Wednesday, January 16, 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 January-our 20th month!  We are now coming to the end year #2!



Jeannette provided the challenge for December: Here it is, the beginning of a new year. I’m not sure if any of us make New Year’s Resolutions (I know I don’t, although I do set annual goals) but research tells us that the most common New Year’s Resolution people make is to lose weight. For this, our first Ready Set Go theme of the New Year, I want our cards to lose some weight. No, we are not going to weigh our cards… but we are going to make them skinny. Instead of making a typical A2 card or even a square card, we will be making cards that are the perfect size to fit in a business-size envelope. Tall and Skinny! (Oh, how I wish that were my body type.) Oh, I guess you realize, to be tall and skinny, your card will also need to be vertical and not horizontal. We don’t want to be short and fat. ;)  NOTE HERE from ME--I Failed This Part!

A business-size envelope measures 9 ½” by 4” so the cards probably need to be about 9 ¼” by 3 ¾”.

A second part to this month’s theme is to use the newest paper-crafting item you have while making your card. Maybe it’s a stamp you recently purchased, a tool/gadget you received for Christmas, or some other treasure you’ve acquired. Whatever is the newest. (And remember, newest could be months ago… but hey! It’s not for me! I get new toys way too often.) 

Here’s to the Newness of a 2019!   Ready? Set? Go! 

OK--yes, I failed to read and consider the last line of Jeanette's challenge--so here is my card tall and skinny:


But since the card looks a bit odd, standing sideways, I had better post a better picture here and do some 'splaining....................  I did use my most recent stamp set--Stampin' Up Blended Seasons and the matching die set--Stitched Seasons. I received  those in November with hostess rewards when I was hostess for our monthly Rewards Club.  I did follow those directions!  But, in my defense--I am 6 feet tall, or was before I started shrinking the past few years.  I know that I am not skinny though--but I was, back in the day!  



Here is the inside of my card:



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--and that Jeanette is not too mad at me for messing up!   I hope you might it too!--tall and skinny or short and fat?!   Kelly is up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in February! 

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Blended Seasons Stamps

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Real Red, So Saffron, Garden Green

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Stitched Seasons Framelits; 



Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Week 3-Bib Card

If you are looking for my Dueling Darlings Card, please scroll down


Today is the third week of A Card a Week Challenge. One card a week--for 52 weeks--with a preset challenge for each month. January is Fancy Folds!  Each Tuesday, I will post a card that fits the theme of the monthly challenge.

Today is a Bib Card. I might have cheated a bit as I have a package of these pre-made cards in my stash--but I have not used them too often.  So-I am going to count this as my third Fancy Fold Card!  I also inked up some older Stampin' Up sets--Flight of the Butterfly, Barn Door and Sincere Salutations.  This challenge is also getting me to use more of my stash--or supplies!

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!  January is all about Fancy Folds!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Flight of the Butterfly, Barn Door and Sincere Salutations

Cardstock: The Paper Cut Bib Card-Black, Bib Overlay-Blue Raspberry Recollections 110# White, Stampin' Up Midnight Muse, Dapper Denim

Ink: Stampin' Up Midnight Muse, Dapper Denim; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: White Enamel Dots; Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder; Gina Marie Designs Stitched Circle Die; Stampin' Up Butterfly and Oval Punches



Dueling Darlings Encourage

If you are looking for my A Card a Week Challenge-it will be up later, or scroll up.


It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For our January Challenge, Judy and Donna are the hostesses! They decided on the theme-Encouragement! Donna is one of the Dazzlers and Judy is one of the Divas, the team I am on, and we are all Dueling Darlings!  And, we have been doing this since August of 2010--a long time!

Judy gave us the following information-- Donna and I thought that we would like you all the create a card that would encourage the recipient in their quest to achieve a goal, overcome a trial or loss.  Judy sent us this sweet image by Paper Pretties.   The sentiment I picked is by There She Goes.  This was fun card to make--thanks Judy!  


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 February--and Tracie and I are the hostesses--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: Paper Pretties Flutterby/Sentiment There She Goes Spread your Wings and Fly

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo, Soft Seafoam; Butterfly Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Elizabeth Craft Designs Dashing Rectangle Die; Pink Pearls; White Ribbon



Friday, January 11, 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 will be posting 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!!!  There is a new set released recently and I will use it on my card next week--be sure to come back to see it!


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 a versatile stamp set called Kinda Sorta!  This set comes with 4 great sentiments and 2 frames that fit each one.  This is a wonderful set to tell those you love what they mean to you!  



Here is the Kinda Sorta 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 Kinda Sorta Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections 110# White Cardstock; Stampin' Up Real Red, Basic Black, Sending Love 6x6 Paper Pack; 

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up Real Red

Accessories: Stampin' Up White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon; Red Glitter Enamel Dots



Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Close Knit Friends!


It is time for another The Three Musketeers post. We are ready to showcase the card we all created with the image that Kelly sent for January--for Card #53!  That means we are well into 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!  Jeanette will be up next for the February challenge, so be sure to come back to see what we create!  


For our card this month, Kelly sent us this sweet image by a little know company called Some Odd Girl.  She also included two great sentiments and I included both on my card!


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:  Some Odd Girl Stamp Kaylee

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke;  Simple Stories Cozy Christmas Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black 

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Stampin' Up Oval Punches, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine





Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Impossible Card!


Today is the second day of A Card a Week Challenge. One card a week--for 52 weeks--with a preset challenge for each month. January is Fancy Folds!  Each Tuesday, I will post a card that fits the theme of the monthly challenge.

Today is an impossible card-the first one I have ever made.  Surprisingly, it is not that hard and sure not impossible.  There is a tutorial on SCS that includes a video, and it is very easy to follow.  I decided to do a winter themed card!  You can add a note on the back of the main flap-the one with the tree.  It is a regular A-2 card, so it can easily be mailed.

Here is another picture of the card, taken from the top.


I hope you will stop back each Tuesday to see my creation for my A Card a Week Challenge!  January is all about Fancy Folds!

Image/Sentiment:  Impression Obsession Winter Trees Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# White, Stampin' Up Balmy Blue; Three Bugs in a Rug Snow Much Fun Patterned Paper 

Ink: Stampin' Up Balmy Blue

Accessories:  Blue Glitter Enamel Dots




Monday, January 7, 2019

He Leads Me


Here is my January Crafters of Faith card.  This is a great group that my friend Kelly started on SCS. This is our 25th month, so we are starting year #3. Kelly gave everyone this challenge: 

Scripture:  There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. ~1 Samuel 2:2 

ChallengeA few years ago, my son gifted to me a small rock with a stained glass cross on the front. It was some little token he purchased for me at his christian school during one of their fundraisers ~ saying he thought of me because it had a beautiful cross and the word FAITH on the front. I melted! I keep this rock in my kitchen window and it has become a cornerstone of joy for me as I see it daily. It's a reminder to always remember what matters the most ~ the love of this child, the baton of faith passed on, and that this rock mantra gets me through the tough times, the happy moments and all the in-between! 

My challenge for you this month is my son's gifted rock!  Kelly posted a picture of rock in our thread on Splitcoast Stampers.   Use a rock somewhere on your card. It can be a single stone, river rocks, mountains - however the scriptures speaks to you! And if none of those work, maybe you want to use rock DSP or river rock ribbon, etc.

The card I made uses one of my favorite Impression Obsession stamps.  I picked the sentiment-scripture as the background paper of stones or pebbles, reminds me of some found along side a lake or stream--still waters!  I embossed the black strip under the die cute sentiment with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder for some added interest!

Here is the inside of my card:


I hope Kelly 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! Tracie is up for our February challenge, so be sure to check back to see what she picked.

Image/Sentiment:  Impression Obsession He Leads Me

Cardstock/Patterned Papers:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Gray Granite, Basic Black, Adventure Abounds Designer Series Paper Pack

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  
Stampin' Up Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder; Gray Brads; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 10 



Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday's With The Project Bin


It is the first Friday in January, so  that means that I am back with another card for The Project Bin Stamps--A Way With Words!  Every Friday I will be posting 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.  And, we have three new members of our team, so be sure to check out what they have created too!

For this card, I used the a versatile stamp set called Many More!  This set comes with 10 great sentiment and some image stamps for the many occasions!  It is the perfect set for a card to say get well, birthday, congratulations, thank you and baby!



Here is the Many More stamp set:


Here is the inside of my card, with another sentiment from the same set:


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 Many More Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections 110# White Cardstock; Stampin' Up Garden Green, Calypso Coral, Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper; Cricut Gold Foil

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Stampin' Up Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Calypso Coral Candy Dots and Brad Bases; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4 Dies; Copic Markers