Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time to Shine

I am very late with posting this card as it was to be posted last Tuesday.  But, I did get it done and it is here today!  This is the 18th week of A Card a Week Challenge. One card a week--for 52 weeks--with a preset challenge for each month. May is embossing month--using my Big Shot or my heat gun.  Every Tuesday-or Sunday, I will post a card that fits the theme of the monthly challenge. This is the second card for May and I used the Tim Holtz Pocket Watches embossing folder.

This card was a pretty easy card to make. I had a  vision of what I wanted and just needed to find the right stamps to match my embossing folder. I need a few graduation cards and I think this will be a good one.  I like the look of this card and hope you do too.

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

I hope you will stop back each Tuesday to see my creation for my A Card a Week Challenge!  I will continue to make cards, using embossing for May.  I do have one done for this coming Tuesday!

Image/Sentiment:  Unknown stamp company

Cardstock: Recollections 110# White Stampin' Up Smokey Slate, Basic Black

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Tim Holtz Pocket Watches Embossing Folder; Stampin' Up Basic Gray Striped Ribbon

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Wild, Wild West

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 52nd round!  Vickie is our hostess this month and she sent everyone this great masculine image from a long retired Stampin' Up stamp set. Vickie will swap the cards and send everyone the next image, which Terry picked out! We then get to do it all again, for round #53, in July!   I colored just his bandanna and left the rest of the cowboy's image uncolored.  I added some plaid and patterned paper to coordinate with the green color.

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 today or in the next few days.

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Wild, Wild West

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Crafters Companion Ultra-smooth White; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Old Olive; We R Memory Keepers Happy Camper Sleeping Bag-Flannel Shirt Patterned Papers

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers; Stampin' Up Old Olive Mini-Chevron Ribbon; Brown Brads

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ready? Set. Go! Times 2

Today is not the third Wednesday of the month--I am a day late, but I do have  my Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card! The 3 Musketeers--Kelly, Jeanette and me--are back with another challenge for May-our 24th month!  We are now finishing year #2 and will be back to start year 3 in June!

Kelly provided the challenge for May: This month, we are taking a step back into the glorious 1970's!  In a time where hair was defined by icons like Farrah Fawcett and bell bottoms were all the rage, and bicycles had banana seats and candies like Mary Janes and bottle caps were favored, and the average of a new house cost $23,400! The 1970's was an era of eclectic style and music. It was considered to be a golden age for vinyl records and Sony Walkman permanently changed the music game!

So turn back the radio dial and hear ONE SONG on the radio. Who's voice do you hear? Create a card with that song AND artist in mind ~ using the song title/song lyrics to create a card for the May 2019 RSG. For the extra challenge, use one element on your card described in the song  (i.e., dice, pink flower, blue sky, etc - you get the idea!)

Ready? Set? Go!

So--I graduated from high school early in the 70's, spent 4 years of college listening to tons of music and started my career of teaching the end of the 70's.  I loved so many groups from the 70's and many song still are played on the radio or on my bluetooth from various sources.  I had a hard time deciding what to create and then to come up with a stamp for it.

First, I wanted to use one of my favorites from 1970--Bridge Over Troubled Waters by Simon & Garfunkel.  However, I could not find anything in my stash or even a digital one to buy.  So, I came up with plan B and actually used two songs--extra credit here Kelly!

I went to my Melonheadz file and found a great set called Road Trip.  I was on the Design Team for a bit, so I have a pretty good selection of some of their great digital images. The song I created my card for is "We are Family" by Sister Sledge.  It came out in 1979--and I remember singing that often when it came on the radio.  My card features a family of three children, heading out on a road trip, stopping for a Polaroid by the mountains!  

My extra credit is found on the inside of my card--The Long and Winding Road, release in 1970 by the Beatles!  I have now the beginning and end of the 70's in 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 am up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in June!  

Image/Sentiment:  Melonheadz Road Trip Digital Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Garden Green

Ink: None

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Arrows Embossing Folder; Blue Baker's Twine; Compass Brad

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Motorcycle Masculine

It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For our May Challenge, Shelly and Carol are the hostesses! They decided on the theme-Motorcycle Masculine Cards! Shelly is one of the Dazzlers and Carol is a Diva, like me, and we are all Dueling Darlings!  And, we have been doing this since August of 2010--a long time!

Carol sent us this motorcycle image from the Red Hot Classic Collection from Bombshell Stamps.  She included some coordinating sentiments.  She also sent us some great patterned paper along with some fun embellishments.  I used the suede rope that she sent to make some "fringe" on the side of the card, like many cyclists have one their clothing or motorcycle.  This was fun card to make.

Here is the inside of my card, with a great map and a motorcycle button that Carol sent.  Do you see Sturgis?

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 June, 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 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: Bombshell Stamps Red Hot Classic Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Early Espresso; Various Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Suede Rope; Motorcycle Button on the inside

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Sky is the Limit

It is the 11th of the month and that means it is time for my card for the monthly themed swap that Terry is hosting on SCS.  Each month she will post a theme and we make cards using any stamp set we believe follows that thought. This is our 40th month and the theme for May is "May the 4th be with you".  I do not have anything space related or any from the movie, but I went with a flight theme.  I will need some graduation cards and retirement cards in the next few months, so this card will be perfect!  I am sure there will be some wonderful cards this month. 

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Terry and the others swappers like my card this month too! Terry has already posted the June theme.  Be sure to come back in to see what we create!  

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Sky is the Limit

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Sahara Sand; Kaisercraft New Boarding Collection-Cabin Crew Patterned Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Sahara Sand

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Black Baker's Twine

Friday, May 10, 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 the newest set called Birthday Girl.  This set comes with 8 great stamps, including some wonderful sentiments.  There is a cute "happy mail" sentiment that fits into a heart that could be used on an envelope.

Here is Birthday Girl 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 Birthday Girl Stamp Set 

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight; Bella Blvd Baby Girl-Pretty as a Present

Ink:  Stampin' Up Melon Mambo

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon; Sizzix Dotted Oval Dies

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Spring Time!

It is time for another The Three Musketeers post. We are ready to showcase the card we all created with the image that Jeanette sent for May-for Card #57!  That means we are well into year #5--can you believe that?!  All three of us sure have enjoyed the challenges every month and we hope that it continues for a long time!  I will be up next for the June challenge.  Be sure to come back to see what we create!  

For our card this month, Jeanette sent out this sweet little girl with her spring flowers!  Jeanette said  the image reminded her of Spring Pleasures--it sure does!   I think this image is so darn cute!

Here is the inside of my card:

Please check out the other Musketeer's cards.  Here is the link to Jeanette's blog along with Kelly's blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of great cards!  They may post today or tomorrow, so be sure to check out their blogs for their card!

Image/Sentiment:  LDRS Creative Story Time/Sentiment Stampin' Up Warmest Regards

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Smokey Slate; Heidi Grace Designs Winnefred Street Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon; 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Faux Pressed Flowers

Here is my May Crafters of Faith card.  This is a great group that my friend Kelly started on SCS. This is our 29th month, so we are into year #3. Liz gave everyone this challenge: 

Scripture:   2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned, struck down, but not destroyed. 

ChallengeLiz challenged the COF team this month is to try the Faux Pressed flowers that can be found in this tutorial.  

I was a bit worried when I read this card challenge, but I went to the tutorial, and it seemed pretty easy.  I grabbed one of my favorite Rubbernecker stamps and the matching die to cut out a set of poppies.  I added the purple Prima flowers and then ran it through my Bog Shot with a diamond embossing folder.  I really love the look of this card:

I hope Liz along the others from the Crafters of Faith group like my card this month!  We are to post between the 7th and 10th of each month, so if you look on my sidebar, you may see other creations.  I know that there will be many posted in the COF thread on SCS too! Michelle is up for our June challenge, so be sure to check back to see what I create!

Image/Sentiment:  Rubbernecker Stamps Poppy Trio stamp and die/Sentiment Stampin' Up Warmest Regards

Cardstock/Patterned Papers:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow, Gorgeous Grape

Ink:  Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow

Sizzix Diamond Embossing Folder; Stampin' Up Oval Punches; Grape Baker's Twine; Purple Prima Flowers; White Enamel Dots