Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lil Cowboy



I am back with another card for this week's {PIN}Spirational Challenge



The Challenge runs May 26th to June 8th
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:
 
 
 
What cute kid?  Love his outfit and the horse!

Our sponsor this week is Elizabeth Bell Designs. They have some great images, so please be sure to go and check them out!


   
Here is the inside of my card:



 
Image/Sentiment:  Elizabeth Bell Designs Lil Cowboy Digital Image

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Outlaw Designer Series Paper;

Accessories:  Bronze Brads; Copic Markers; Brown Button with Brown Baker's Twine

I hope you will play along this week with the {PIN}Spirational 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.



Monday, May 25, 2015

Flowers are Everywhere!



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

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

 
The theme for this challenge is Flowers are Everywhere!
 
It runs from May 25th to June 7th
 
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. This time I picked a cute fairy, along with some flowers~



Here is the inside of my card:
 
 

Image/Sentiment:  Melonheadz Fairy Land Bundle Digital Stamps

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Crushed Curry,  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Lovely Flowers Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  SU Oval Punches; Purple Brads

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.



Saturday, May 23, 2015

From Here to There



This is the second of the two cards I made for Karly's Here to There swap on SCS.  This is one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets and I sure would love to use this mode of transportation.............................

 
I am sure I will get back some great cards in the swap!

  
Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Sail Away

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; SU Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Nautical Expeditions Designer Series Paper


Ink:  SU Midnight Muse

Accessories:  Blue Brads



Friday, May 22, 2015

Graduation



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 thought every could use a graduation card this spring!

This is the inside of my card:

 

I hope Pam and the others swappers like my card this month!
 
 
Image/Sentiment:  Penny Black Graduation

Cardstock:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Elegant Smoky Slate, Basic Black; Night and Day Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Memento Black

Accessories:  Gray Brads; SU Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon;



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

So Sorry You're Sick



I am back with another card for The Crafters Café Challenge Blog (TCCCB).  

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

The theme for this challenge is Get Well

The challenge runs from May 20th to June 2nd

Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up Digital Stamps
 
They really have some cute images, so please be sure to check them out!


 
 
Here is the inside of my card:


 
 
Image/Sentiment:  All Dressed Up Digital Stamps-Little Patched Puppy; Stampin' Up Really Retro
 
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; SU Soft Suede, Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper

Ink:  SU Soft Suede

Accessories:  SU Punches, Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon; Copic Markers; Cream Brads
 

I hope you will play along this week with The Crafter's Café Challenge Blog too! Be sure to go to the 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.



Monday, May 18, 2015

Thinking of You



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 into our second time around.  Linda is the hostess this month and she picked a cute image from Stampin' Up.  She will swap the cards and then send  everyone the next image, which will be provided by Kelly. Then we all get to do it all over again!

I really like gate-fold cards and I thought this image you make a cute one.  I also used a clear Wink and Stella glitter pen on the nose.  Here is the inside of my card:



 
 
Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Kind Koala

Cardstock: Recollections White; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke; Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper


Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: 
Copic Markers; Red Brads, Red Ribbon, Wink of Stella Glitter Pen



Sunday, May 17, 2015

Bertha Big Mouth


Here is my card for the May mystery image swap.  Susanne sent us Bertha Big Mouth--a hilarious image along with the components to make the card "Smile" when the tab is pulled:


It sure was a challenge to make, but Susanne sent us great directions and I think is all worked out! The whole thing just cracks me up!  I hope everyone likes it!

Here is the inside of my card:  

 


Image/Sentiment:  Art Impressions Bertha Big Mouth 

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Stampin' Up Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red Designer Series Paper


Ink:  Black


Accessories: 
Copic Markers; SU Rose Red 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon, Oval and Corner Rounder Punches; Rhinestone and Cake Brads




Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bicycle Built for Two!



This is one of the two cards I made for Karly's Here to There swap on SCS.  This is one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets and we do have two tandem bikes in our garage...................

Here is the inside of my card:


 
I am sure I will get back some great cards in the swap!

  
Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Pedaling Past

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; SU Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black; Scrappin' Sports & More-Defining Cycling Patterned Paper


Ink:  SU Basic Black

Accessories:  SU 5/8" Gray Satin Ribbon; Black Pearl Brads



Friday, May 15, 2015

Dueling Darlings Challenge ~ ABAC


It is the 15thof the month and that means we get to show off another Dueling Darlings challenge. 

For May, Carol and April are the Darlings who came up with the challenge and theme for the teams this month.  Carol is a Diva and April is one of the Dazzlers.  The challenge this month is--"Summer".  However, there was a twist and we were to make anything but a card--ABAC!

Carol send this cute little box along with our fun kit and I just could not figure out what to do with it.  So, I used it as a prop to show you a cute little teapot that we made last week at our Stampin' Up Hostess Club. It uses the Curvy Keepsake Box Die with a layer of DSP over cardstock.  A trimmed piece of cardstock punched from the Modern Label Punch is the spout and a matching piece of cardstock is the handle.  I think it is so darn cute and creative! 


But, back to the challenge. So, I bet you are still wondering what I did create for this month and what the heck the picture at the top of this post really is.  Here are two more pictures:



OK--so I really went outside of the box..........................  This large clothespin was given to me by Carol, the Diva's hostess this month.  She has visited my house the past two years in the spring and attended Camp Stamp-in-Oga with me.  I also invited other SCS friends to my house the two weekends Carol was here and we enjoying making cards each of us created--a mini shoebox swap!  Carol gave each of us this huge clothespin to display the card we were working on and it has been sitting on my desk--naked and gray--ever sense!

So--I decorated her up with some of the wonderful papers and awesome summer embellishments that Carol sent in the kit this month--sunglasses, flip flops, flowers, a butterfly--both of them glittery of course!  And I also used a huge button with cute yellow ribbon tied in a box--right Kelly?!  The image that Carol sent this month is so cute on the top and my new "dressed up card holder" will grace my stamping table from now on and remind me of Carol and all of the Darlings!  Thanks for a great kit to play with Carol and I hope I did not stray too far from "anything but a card"!

And--the best part of this story is that tomorrow, Saturday, I get to spend part of the day with Carol in Minnesota!  I will be in the area for a wedding and Carol and I have made lunch plans along with some shopping at Anchor Paper and maybe a stop at a fabric warehouse as quilting is a new hobby I have dabbled in this spring.  I cannot wait to see her!

 

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Good Ole' Summer Time

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue; Unknown Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; White Glittery Butterfly and Flowers; Blue Button with Yellow Ribbon Bow; Sunglasses and Flip Flops;

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. I am sure you will enjoy all of the wonderful creations this month!



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Thinking of You ~ {PIN}Spirational Challenge



I am back with another card for this week's  {PIN}Spirational Challenge



The Challenge runs May 12th to the 25th
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:
 

 
Isn't this a stunning picture? I love the bright colors!

Our sponsor this week is Fred She Said Digital Stamps. They have some great images, so please be sure to go and check them out!



   
Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment:  Fred She Said ~ Marigolds and Morpho Digital Image

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue, Daffodil Delight;

Accessories:  SU Oval Punch, Gold Rhinestone Brad; Cuttlebug Rebecca Embossing Folder

I hope you will play along this week with the {PIN}Spirational 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.