Friday, January 24, 2020

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!  This year, we are changing our posting dates and I am posting every first and third Friday, using one of the great photopolymer stamp sets from this sweet company.  So, please plan to come back 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 the design team members.  

For my first card of 2020, I used one of my favorite stamp sets called Classic Man. This set comes with 12 great masculine sentiments along with the great classic car image.  It is a perfect set for your "guy" cards!

Here is the Classic Man stamp set:

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

I hope you have enjoyed my card for The Project Bin. Check back on every week, any day on The Project Bin Blog 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 Classic Man Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Basic Gray, Basic Black, Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Collection-Dressed to the Nines Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Stampin' Up 3/8" Whisper Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Cocoa Girl

This is my card for January'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. 

Roxie is the hostess this month and sent everyone this sweet winter image from Deep Red Rubber Cling Stamps called Cocoa Girl.  She included some cute sentiments too.  Roxie also sent some great patterned paper along with other cute embellishments.  I colored the cute image with my Copic Markers and layered over the sparkly winter tree patterned paper.

Here is the inside of my card, with a snowflake cut from the glitter paper with the die Roxie included in out kit--thanks loads:

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 seventh month of the new round.  Be sure to come back and join us again in February with an image that I sent out.

Image/Sentiment:  Deep Red Rubber Cling Stamps Cocoa Girl

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Stampin' Up Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Winter Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Silver Twine and Snowflake Charm; Copic Markers

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Joy Fold

This is card #3 for my A Card A Week Challenge.  January is Fancy Folds and here is my third card for the month.  I made a joy fold card and decided on a masculine theme, using Stampin' Up's Adventure Bound 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 Patterned Paper Pack.

The Celebrate Die is also from Stampin' Up and I die cut it three times.  I then layered it three times, to give it more dimension.  

Here are two additional photos, showing the panels.

Here is the card fully opened, with Happy Birthday from another Stampin' Up set.

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

I hope you will stop back for the next Tuesday to see my next card with a Fancy Folds in January!

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Celebrate Thin-lit and Birthday Bundle

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Basic Gray, Mossy Meadow, Adventure Bound 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 Patterned Paper Pack

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Pewter Brads

Monday, January 20, 2020

Joyful Song

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 inked up one of my favorite stamp sets from The Project Bin called Joyful Song!   I think everyone can use a Christmas Card for their 2020 stash!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Pam and the others swappers like my card this month!

Image/Sentiment:  The Project Bin Joyful Song

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Dashing Along Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Stampin' Up Garden Green

Accessories:  Red Enamel Dots

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Mystery Image Swap

Today is the 18th and the due date for a Mystery Swap on SCS. This is my card for that swap.  It is a group of us who 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--back in 2010 and we are now in our 56th round!  Laura Jean is our hostess this month and sent everyone this great image from Gina K from the Country Roads Stamp set. She will swap out the cards and send everyone the next image, which Carol picked out! We then get to do it all again, for round #58, in March!   

I really like the image Laura Jean sent and I had fun coloring it.  I added a sentiment from the Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Stamp Set.  I included 4-5 different sentiments in each one of the swap cards I sent so the swappers can decide which one they want to use.

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Laura Jean and 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 today or in the next few days.

Image/Sentiment:  Gina K Designs Country Roads/Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Stamp Set and Die

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Stampin' Up Hello Honey, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Paisley Petals

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers; Green Brads

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Ready, Set, Go!

Today is the day AFTER the 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 January-our 32nd month!  That means we are coming to the end our third year--YAY!  We are posting a day late as all three of us had a Dueling Darlings post yesterday, on the 15th.

Jeanette provided the challenge for December: She asked each of us to give her a color and an embellishment.  She took all three of colors and the embellishments-then asked us to make a card with them.    

Colors--Red, Plum and Bright Blue  
Embellishments--Twine, Enamel Dots and Ribbon

Ready? Set? Go!

I thought for a long time about this challenge and wondered how I could use all three of the colors together, when they really do not go together!   First, I picked a Heidi Swapp Stencil called Lattice and used my Taylored Expressions Brushes and Tim Holtz Oxide Inks for the background--red and bright blue--check!  Then I used a retired Stampin' Up image called Amazing Birthday. and inked it up with Rich Razzleberry-a plum color-check! I added the Stampin' Up Banner Dies behind the sentiment.  The ribbon is Rich Razzleberry and I used white twine to tie a bow.  I added red Enamel Dots--another check! So--I did use all three colors and I added all three embellishments.  I met the challenge!

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. 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 Amazing Birthday

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Pacific Point, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry

Ink: Stampin' Up Rich Razzleberry; Tim Holtz Oxide Inks Salty Ocean, Abandoned Coral

Accessories:  Stampin' Up White Thick Twine, Rich Razzleberry 3/8" Cotton Ribbon, Banner Dies; Red Enamel Dots; Heidi Swapp Lattice Stencil

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Dueling Darlings are Back!

It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For our January Challenge, Terry Serman and Laura Jean are the hostesses. They decided on the theme-Penguins!   Terry is one of the Dazzlers and Laura Jean is a Diva, like me. And we are all Dueling Darlings!  And, we have been doing this since August of 2010--so we are into our 9th year!

Laura Jean sent out this cute image from Elzybell Stamps called Penguin Juggling Snowballs!  She also sent some sweet patterned paper along with a variety of fun embellishments. This was fun card to make and I hope the other Divas thought so too!

I used some Double Stitched Dies from CottageCutz for layering the sweet penguin.  I added the glitter enamel dots that Laura Jean sent and the silver ribbon too.

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.  Carol and Shelly are the hostesses for January, so be sure to check back next month.

There are a few members who do not have blogs:  Suzy who is on the Diva team and Debby and 
Terry S 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: Elzybell Stamps Penguin Juggling Snowballs

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Pacific Point, Doodlebug Designs Winter Wonderland 6x6 Patterned Paper

Ink: Gina K Jet Black Amalgam 

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Glimmer Enamel Dots; Silver Ribbon; CottageCutz Double Stitched Circle Dies 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tri-Shutter Card

This is card #2 for my A Card A Week Challenge.  January is Fancy Folds and here is my second card for the month.  I made a tri-shutter card and I have not made one of these in years.  I used the Sending Love 6x6 Pack of Patterned Paper by Stampin' Up for each of the panels.  It is one month from today that we will celebrate Valentine's Day, so I am ahead of the game!

Here are some additional photos, showing the panels.  I layered the word Love from Stampin' Up over a die from Spellbinders called Lacy Ovals.

Here is the card opened a bit more.

The So Sweet Die is also from Spellbinders

Here is the card fully opened, showing all of the panels of patterned paper

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

I hope you will stop back for the next Tuesday to see my next card with a Fancy Folds in January!

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Love Die/Spellbinders So Sweet Die

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

Ink:  None

Accessories:  Spellbinders Lacy Ovals Die; White Buttons with Red Baker's Twine