Thursday, August 22, 2019

Creative Card Chicks


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. 

Terry is the hostess this month and sent everyone this pretty floral image for us. She also sent some patterned paper along with other cute embellishments.  It was a fun image to color up and I know that I will use this card in the future!


Here is the inside of my card with one of the sentiments, and I realize it is quite crooked...........


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.  This is the third month of the new round.   Be sure to come back and join us again in September!




Image/Sentiment: Deep Red Cling Stamps Floral Arrangements/Sentiment from The Angel Company

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Stampin' Up So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Basic Black; The Paper Studio Shiplap Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles; Pink Rhinestones; Black Enamel Dots; Black Checked Ribbon




Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Opposites......... Attract?


Today is third Wednesday of the month and this is my Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card! The 3 Musketeers--Kelly, Jeanette and me--are back with another challenge for July-our 27th month!  That means we are into our third year--YAY!



Kelly provided the challenge for August when she said: One of the fun parts of creating is making sense out of things that don't always make sense!  Mom used to say when my brother and I were growing up "one of these things is NOT like the other!"  I think he was the other, LOL!  But we were thick as thieves and the best of friends.

So here’s the August theme…  Opposites ....... attract? 
 Your challenge this month is to take two things that do not necessarily belong together and add them to your card in a creative way.  Now, I'm sure you're saying "that girl got too much sun on her vacation!   What does she mean!?"  Think of two OBJECTS, as opposed to a color (like black and white) or a unit (big and small.)  For example, a sun and a moon ...fire and water ...you get the idea.  Use at least 2 opposing stamps that you would not normally pair together on the same card.  With a little thinking, and a LOT of creativity, you can make two opposite things work together.  

Ready? Set? Go!

I thought and thought and thought a bit more...............  Hmmmmm, what would work together, but were not made for each other.  I saw this Unity stamp and immediately thought of the Monday Night Football song.  Then, I thought about high school and Homecoming.  And--the parade!  So, I found a musical stamp set that was actually gifted to me by Kelly a few years ago.  It has a saxophone image, the instrument I played in band along with a trumpet, what Rebecca played in high school and still does.  She plays in our Easter brass choir. Plus, she occasionally plays taps for military funerals as she is a member of Bugles Across America and they will provide a volunteer to play whenever asked.  

My card highlights two groups in high school that many times are in opposition to each other--athletics and the arts.  But, they also come together often to provide a great event, like the Homecoming parade and especially the half-time show!  I hope Kelly thinks my card shows that opposites do attract!


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.  I is up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in September!  

Image/Sentiment: Unity-Are you Ready for Some Football; TPC Studio-Music

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Basic Black; Moxie Grid Iron Patterned Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: None



Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Old Crumbs of Cherry Cobbler


This is the 32nd week of A Card a Week Challenge. One card a week--for 52 weeks--with a preset challenge for each month. August is to use a Color Challenge from SCS.  Every Tuesday I will post a card that fits the theme of the monthly challenge. 

I picked Color Challenge #724 for my third card in August.  It is to use Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler.  The title on SCS is Old Crumbs of Cherry Cobbler!



I thought these colors would look nice with some of my new to me Verses anniversary stamps.  I am making some anniversary cards for a friend and this is a great color combo!  I used a Memory Box die to cut a square of Cherry Cobbler to layer over the Old Olive.  The patterned paper is actually a Christmas paper called Deck the Halls.................................

I really like the look of this card and hope you do too. 

  
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!  Be sure to check back to see my what colors I used for my last card!

Image/Sentiment: Verses Bright Hope Anniversary

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Memory Box Stitched Work Dies; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding



Monday, August 19, 2019

Halloween Collage


This is the second of the two cards I made for Suzanne's Halloween Swap.  If you want to see my first card, it was posted last Saturday.  I bought this Memory Box stamp years ago when I saw a sample in a local stamp store that is long gone.  They used Smooch for the spiders, as I did and I think I bought every color of Smooch that day too!  I am sure there will be some wonderful cards that I receive in this swap! 

Here is the inside of my card:


I hope Suzanne and the others swappers like my cards! 

Image/Sentiment: Memory Box Halloween Collage

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White;  Stampin' Up Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie; Reminisce Trick or Treat Patterned Paper

Ink: Brutus Monroe Detail Ink-Raven

Accessories:  Smooch Carrot; Black Fiber




Sunday, August 18, 2019

Patriotic Bouquet


This is my card for the 45th 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.   The image for this round was provided by Tracie .  She will swap the cards and include the next image that Vickie, our next hostess in their return envie.  And then we get to do it all again--for round #46--in October! 

Tracie sent us this cute image from Two Paper Divas. This is a perfect image to use for any occasion!

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 recently or in the next few days.  You can also check out SCS and use the keyword UIS45 to see some posted there.  I hope Tracie and everyone in the swap likes my card--and that you do too!

Image/Sentiment:  Two Paper Divas Patriotic Bouquet
 
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Night of Navy; Pebbles Let Freedom Ring-Abraham Lincoln & Benjamin Franklin Patterned Paper

 
Ink:  Gina K Black Amalgam
 
Accessories:  Copic Markers; Navy Glitter Dots



Saturday, August 17, 2019

Flying Witch


This is the first of the two cards I made for Suzanne's Halloween Swap.  If you want to see my second card, it will be posted next Monday.  This is one of my favorite Halloween images, made by Stampabilities.  It is called Flying Witch!  I am sure there will be some wonderful cards that I receive in this swap! 

Here is the inside of my card, with some scull washi tape:



I hope Suzanne and the others swappers like my cards! 

Image/Sentiment: Stampabilities Flying Witch

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White;  Stampin' Up Basic Black, Glorious Grape

Ink: Brutus Monroe Detail Ink-Raven

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Orange/Black Baker's Twine; Orange Enamel Dots; Cuttlebug Spiderweb Embossing Folder




Friday, August 16, 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.  

I used one of my favorite stamp sets called Fun is Good. This set comes with 9 stamps.  I love all of the sentiments in this set as they can be used for someone special--it sure is a fun set to ink up!



Here is the Fun is Good 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 Fun is Good Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, To the Nines Designer Series Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Mini Banner Punch; Brads




Thursday, August 15, 2019

9th Anniversary


It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For our August Challenge, Kelly and Jeanette are the hostesses--and they are our leaders!!!!! They decided on the theme-Humorous!   Jeanette is one of the Dazzlers and Kelly is Diva, like me, and we are all Dueling Darlings!  And, we have been doing this since August of 2010--this is our 9th anniversary!

Kelly sent us this sweet Newton's Nook image called Winston's Honeybees.  She included some great sentiments.  She also sent us some pretty patterned paper along with a variety of fun embellishments. This was fun card to make.


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 September, so be sure to check back!  Judy and Donna are the hostesses for September!

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: Newton's Nook Winston's Honeybees

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green; Pebbles Family Ties Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Brown Twine; SU Circle Punches; Memory Box Wrapped Circle Dies




Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Uncharted Territory



This is the 31st week of A Card a Week Challenge. One card a week--for 52 weeks--with a preset challenge for each month. August is to use a Color Challenge from SCS.  Every Tuesday I will post a card that fits the theme of the monthly challenge. 

I picked Color Challenge #745 for my second card in August.  It is to use Real Red, Blueberry Bushel and Whisper White.  The title on SCS is Real Blueberries in a White Bushel.

I thought these would be great for a masculine card and I thought of a nautical theme.  I used an older Stampin' Up set, Uncharted Territory and paired it with Maritime Designer Series Paper.

I really like the look of this card and hope you do too. 

  
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!  Check back for the rest of the Tuesdays in August for my SCS color challenge.  Be sure to check back to see my what colors I used for my next card!

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Uncharted Territory

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Real Red, Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel and Maritime Designer Series Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Real Red

Accessories: Elizabeth Craft Designs Dashing Circle Dies; Stampin' Up Mini Banner Punch, Oval Dies