Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ready? Set. Go!

Today is the third Wednesday of the month and that means a Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card! The 3 Musketeers (Jeanette, Kelly and I) are back with another challenge this month--our 17th month!  We are now coming to the end year #2!

provided the challenge for September and I posed a color challenge--a random one:  I love color combo challenges, so this is a version of one.  Go to the master lists of Color Challenges on SCS.  I think there are over 700 right now.  Please check out the ones that end on your birthday—Jeanette is 26th, Kelly is 28th and I am 01.  So you will be able to check out 7 or so that end with your date.  I would look at numbers 1, 101, 201, 301, etc.  You can pick any one of those color combinations that you want.  The twist is to also pick a holiday—famous or weird—from the month of your birthday.  So, Kelly picks something in March while Jeanette and I use October.  Use your color combo to make a card that “celebrates” that holiday.  Does that make sense?  Ready?  Set.  Go!

OK--so I picked out my color challenge, number 601.  The colors were Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim.  I love those colors independently and I thought it would make a great tropical type card.  At this point, I "forgot" about the second part of the challenge--picking a holiday in October.............  I was even so excited that I had a Kaleidacolor ink pad that was such a good match.  And, I knew what style of image I wanted to use--one of my favorite Paper Inspiration Calligraphy stamps.  Imagine my surprise when I started this blog post and realized this needed to be for an October Holiday!  And, I have no time to create another card. This is where I wing it..................

So--does this count Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month count as a celebration?  Or can we celebrate Class Reunion Month?  Maybe we can celebrate Country Music Month? I know--German-American Month, as I am a first generation German, living in America!   Take you pick--and let's Celebrate.  Sorry Jeanette and Kelly, I messed up.  Maybe I didn't..........................  I guess by using the Celebrate image, I can use it for any holiday I pick!

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 you might too! Jeanette is up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in October! 

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Paper Inspirations Celebrate Calligraphy

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim

Ink:  Kaleidacolor Birthstone

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Blue Candy Dots and Brad Bases, Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon, Softly Falling Embossing Folder; Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Circular Grid Embossing Folder

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fall Friends

This card is for a Mystery Swap on SCS. A group of us do 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 48th round!  Tracie is our hostess this month and she sent everyone this cute fall image. She will swap the cards and send everyone the next image, which Darlene picked out! We then get to do it all again, for round 49, in November!   

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope all of the mystery swappers like my card.  If you check my sidebar on the left, you might see some other swappers who have posted their cards yesterday, today or in the next few days.

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs Fall Friends

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Neenah Classic Crest White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Glorious Grape; Echo Park Paper Happy Halloween Jack O'Lantern and Magic Stripes Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers; Stampin' U Triple Layer Punch; Pumpkin Brad; Black Sequins

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings

It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For our September Challenge, Suzy and Debby are the hostesses! They decided on the theme-Sunflowers!   Debby is the one of the Dazzlers and Suzy is a Diva, the team I am on, and we are all Dueling Darlings!

Suzy sent each of the Divas this pretty sunflower image by Stampendous.  Suzy included some great patterned papers and matching embellishments.   I enjoyed coloring and making this card.

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.  Laura Jean and Darlene are up for the October theme, 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 Terry APaola and Debby who are 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: Stampendous Sunflower Ladybug

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Mango Melody; Paper Pizazz Burlap Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; EK Corner Punch; Green and Gold Ribbon; Red Brads

Friday, September 14, 2018

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 single 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.  

For this card, I used the newest stamp set called Eat Pie.  This set comes with 8 stamps-some images and some wonderful sentiments for the season!  It is the perfect set for your Thanksgiving cards!

Here is the Eat Pie 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 Eat Pie Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections 110# Ivory Cardstock; Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake; Heritage Makers-Our Memories For Life--Thanksgiving

Ink: Stampin' Up Early Espresso

Accessories: Stampin' Up Early Espresso Candy Dots and Brad Bases; Copic Markers; Pilgrim Hat Brad

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Gallery Gazers CASE

This is my September card for a new blog group that I am a part of on SCS. It is called the Gallery Gazers and was created by one of my good friends on SCS, Jeanette--Forest Ranger.  You all know her as one of the Three Musketeers and a part of Ready, Set Go, both groups also including Kelly.  No surprise, Kelly is also one of the members of the Gallery Gazers too.  The premise behind the group is friendship, a shared love of stamping, and also a shared admiration for the many amazing creators who post in the SCS Gallery. Once a month, we are each to choose a card/project from the SCS Gallery to CASE--Copy and Share Everywhere. This post is the card I made after being inspired by Tracie (taclary on SCS) card found here.  

I loved the look of Tracie's card, with the fall scene behind the leaf cut-out.  I first looked for a die that would work and I quickly realized my leaf die was much smaller than I thought.  I looked through many fall images and finally found this witch's hat that fit perfectly!  I used black glitter paper for my top layer and also included the cut out leaf in the inside of my card.  

Here is the inside of my card:

I had fun creating this card and I do still need to make one for August too.  BE sure to check back and see what I make.  There is not set date to post our creations, so check back often!

Image/Sentiment: Stampabilities Witch's Hat/Northwoods Rubber Stamps Sentiment on front, Deadbeat Designs Sentiment on the inside

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Glorious Grape, Pumpkin Pie; Black Glitter Cardstock--unknown vendor

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Copic Markers; Stampin' Up Triple Layer Punch, Black and White Baker's Twine; Black Button; Spellbinders Leaves Die