Friday, November 28, 2014

The Calendar Girls Shop!


It is the 28th of the month, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls! We are now well in our fourth year of posting and it has been a blast.  Wonderful Challenges--Great Fun--Sweet Creations--and Awesome Friendships!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers.  


Jeanette has been gone much of the month of November, so I tossed out an idea if we need a challenge theme for the month.  Jeanette then added some additional information when she came home and we now have a combo theme:

Barb’s IdeaIf we need a theme--can I toss this out? How about Shopping? The 28th is Black Friday--we can make a card about anything dealing with shopping--stamps, shoes, presents, dining, crowds, etc. Just a thought if there is nothing planned.

Jeanette’s Thoughts
Now, that is NOT to say we are to actually buy anything for our November CG project. Instead, we'll create cards (or whatever) that have a shopping type of theme. Tee Hee! I'm seeing all kinds of possibilities - including cards that would hold gift-cards for gift-giving, images of shopping-bag laden women, gifts under a Christmas tree, etc. This is going to be fun!

I have a few stamps related to shopping, so I thought that would be a perfect theme for Black Friday!  I also had some cute designer paper with designer purses in my stash--Bingo!  I am sure this sentiment will be shared often today!



 
Here is the inside of my card with another shopping sentiment!



 
I hope the other Calendar Girls like my card!  AND--they enjoyed a challenge or choice of challenges this month !

Image/Sentiment:  Too Much Fun Rubber Stamps-Busy Shopping; Inside of card Inky Antics-Credit Card and Too Much Fun Rubber Stamps-Shopping Bag

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up Black, Blue Bijou; Gina K White, Red Hot; Imaginisce Purses

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  White and Black Glitter Brads; Black Button with White Floss



Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us.  I am sure you will enjoy all the wonderful creations!  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us this month.



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wondrous Wreath



This is the second of the two cards I made for Ashley's Evergreen Christmas Swap on SCS.  We were to make a card with a theme of wreaths, trees, garland, holly, etc.--all things to deck the halls for the holidays.

I used one of my new Stampin' Up sets--Wondrous Wreath.  I know I am going to love using this set along with the matching framelits! 

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

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Wondrous Wreath

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White, SU Certainly Celery, Handsome Hunter, Riding Hood Red 

Ink:  SU Certainly Celery, Handsome Hunter, Riding Hood Red 

Accessories:  Sizzix Christmas Words Embossing Folder, SU Wondrous Wreath Framelits, Red Velvet Ribbon



Monday, November 24, 2014

Melonheadz Challenge ~ Include a Pumpkin



I am back again with another card for this weeks Melonheadz Challenge.

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

 
The theme for this challenge is Include a Pumpkin
 
It runs from November 23rd to December 7th
 
I liked many of the fall images and I decided to go with a Thanksgiving theme.



Here is the inside of my card with another pumpkin:
 



Image/Sentiment:  Melonheadz Thanksgiving Bundle Digital Stamps

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Rally Rust, More Mustard; Bo Bunny Apple Cider/Back to Basics Patterned Papers

Accessories:  SU Chocolate Chip 3/8" Taffeta  Ribbon; SU Punches; Orange 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.



Friday, November 21, 2014

Evergreen Christmas


This is one of the two cards I made for Ashley's Evergreen Christmas Swap on SCS.  We were to make a card with a theme of wreaths, trees, garland, holly, etc.--all things to deck the halls for the holidays.

I pulled out my favorite set of all time--Lovely as a Tree--and inked it up with silver ink.  I also used silver cardstock for the background, which is embossed for texture.  I am sure I will get back some great cards in the swap!
 

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K All Spruced Up, Black; The Paper Cut Metallic Silver

Ink:  Brilliance Stargazer Silver

Accessories:  SU Silver 1/8" Ribbon; Green Brads; Quickutz Frame Embossing Folder



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

TCCCB Challenge ~ Anything Goes!



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

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine

The challenge runs from November 19th to December 2nd

The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes!
 

 
Here is the inside of my card: 

 
 
Image/Sentiment:  Lacy Sunshine Eleanor & Pickles-Who's Eating the S'mores Digital Stamp/Stampin' Up Warm Words Sentiment
 
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz; We R Memory Keepers Happy Campers Vacation and Campground Patterned Paper

Ink:  SU Early Espresso

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Bronze 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.




Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mystery Revealed ~ Pizza



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 ending our second cycle.   Jeanette is the hostess this month and she picked a cute image for a newer stamp set to her by Sugar Pea Designs.   Jeanette will swap the cards--then send us the next image, which I provided this time.  I can't wait to get the swap cards back to see how everyone else used the same image. Then everyone gets to do it all over again with my image!

I thought this image was too cute and I knew I wanted to do a Z-fold card to highlight the Pizza Themed Paper!

Here is the card partially opened so you can see the heart scallop punch that I used on the edge--if the pizza is a heart, I did need to use a few more on the card!


Here is the inside of my card:





Image/Sentiment: Sugar Pea Designs Pizza

Cardstock: Recollections White; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry;  Flair Designs Keep on Cooking-Pizza Party Patterned Paper


Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: 
Copic Markers; Antique Brass  Brads;



Saturday, November 15, 2014

Dueling Darlings Thank You!


It is the 15thof the month and that means we get to show off another Dueling Darlings challenge. Kadie and April are the Darlings who came up with the challenge and theme for the teams this month.  Kadie is a Diva and April is one of the Dazzlers.

The theme is Thank You Cards!
Kadie sent a wonderful thankful sentiment image in a few colors for us to chose which one worked best for us.  I thought that was a great idea and when with a blue one.

Here is the inside of my card:
 
Image/Sentiment:  Hero Arts Thankful Sentiments-inside is from Papertrey Ink

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections White; Stampin' Up Lost Lagoon, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding; Echo Park Paper Patterned Paper

Ink:  Unknown

Accessories:  Pearls; Wooden button with Baker's Twine

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 recipe cards that have been created this month!



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

{PIN}Spirational Challenge

 

I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenge


The Challenge runs November 11th to the 24th
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:
 

 
I just love the fall colors.  I also love some of the later blooming flowers, like sunflowers.  One of our sponsors this week is Fred She Said. 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--Fall Flowers Digital Image

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze;  Flair Designs-Autumn Words Patterned Paper

Accessories:  SU Deco Labels Framelits; Brown Button with Orange Baker's Twine; Bronze Brads

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, November 10, 2014

Melonheadz ~ Add a Sentiment



I am back again with another card for this weeks Melonheadz Challenge.

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

 
The theme for this challenge is Add a Sentiment
 
It runs from November 10th to the 23rd 
 
I really liked this set of school images and used quite a few on my card front as well as in the inside.


Here is the inside of my card with more characters:
 

Image/Sentiment:  Melonheadz Tammy's Word Work Digital Stamps/Stampin' Up Really Retro Sentiment

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; SU Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy; Imaginisce Patterned Paper

Ink:  SU Night of Navy

Accessories:  SU Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta  Ribbon; SU Oval Punches

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.



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Three Musketeer's Inaugural Card


This is my first post for a new adventure--The Three Musketeers!  Interesting name, right.  Well--check out this picture.............................


Can you tell who these individuals are?  Jeanette is on the left and Kelly is on the left; and yes, I am in the middle.

This was an idea of Jeanette's and it is a form of a mystery swap, with the three of us. I am not sure who came up with the name and the picture--I think it was Jeanette.....  But, it was my idea to have one of Kelly's daughters photo shop our faces into the image Jeanette found.  I understand while she was creating, she was laughing her butt off and when Kelly saw it, she did the same!  Well--I know when it was sent to me, I laughed very hard myself!  So, here we are! 

Each month, one of us will send the same stamped image to the other two ladies and all three of us will created a card.  We are only getting the image--no additional items. We hope to post the 9th of each month, but that may change in the future. 

Jeanette started out our journey and she sent us this cute Sugar Pea Designs Image.  I fussy cut the image and layered it over background paper with autumn words. The top is an embossed background of fall leaves.   Jeanette sent the sentiment along with the pumpkin image I added to the inside of my card.  

I hope both of my pals like my card this month! I sure had fun making it and am excited to be a part of this new voyage!  Is that what Musketeers go on? A Voyage?


Here is the inside of my card:



Please check out the other Musketeer's cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's blog along with Kelly's blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of very cute cards. This will be a fun escapade and I hope you come back and join us next month. It will be my turn to send the images and they already have them.  I picked out a bit of a challenging image, so I am excited to see what my two friends create! 


Image/Sentiment: Sugar Pea Designs Bountiful Blessings

Cardstock: Recollections White; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze;  Flair Designs Autumn Words Patterned Paper


Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: 
Copic Markers; Acorn Brad; Quickutz Leaves Embossing Folder; SU Punches, Pumpkin Pie Brads, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon