Friday, October 21, 2016

Always Thankful

This is my card for September'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 a great fall image for us to make a Thanksgiving card or for any fall occasion.  She also included some wonderful patterned paper and some great embellishments for our card!

The Creative Card Chicks to post our cards between the 21st and 23rd of each month--so if you check the blogs on my sidebars today or in the next few days, you may see more of these wonderful creations!  Maggie is the hostess for November, and I am sure she has a fun image and challenge in mind for us!  Stay tuned!

Here is the inside of my card.

This was a fun kit and I hope Terry and the other Creative Card Chicks like my card.

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Always Thankful

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections Ivory; SU Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke; Recollections Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo black

Sequins; Hemp Cord--3 Colors; My Paper Studio Burlap Doily; SU Deco Labels Die; Copic Markers

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Penny Black Snowy

Here is my card for our October mystery image group.  Dea sent us this sweet Penny Black image--makes me think of snow even though the temperature today is 70 degrees!

Next month, Kelly is our hostess and I cannot wait to see what fun image she has picked out.  So--we all get to create another cute card!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Dea and the others in our group like my card.  I cannot wait to see all of the other creations!

Image/Sentiment:  Penny Black Snowy

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Stampin' Up Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, Pistachio Pudding; Lily Bee Designs Jingle Tinsel-Egg Nog-Peppermint Patterned Paper

Ink:  Black

Copic Markers; SU Cranberry Crisp 1/4" Stitched Ribbon; Teal Snowflake Brad; Wink of Stella-Clear

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Color Challenge for Camp Stamp-in-Oga

This is the second of the two cards I made for the challenges for Camp Stamp-In-Oga, which was held yesterday.  It is always great time, with a stamp class in the morning where we make 5 cards.  Then, some of the stampers plan to stay for the rest of the day and stamp away until close to midnight.  There are raffles and prizes and great food. 

This is for the color challenge. If you check back at my post from Friday, you will my card for the color challenge.  I am hoping one of the two is a winner!

I inked up the Woodlands Embossing Folder with Versamark on the "front side" and ran my vanilla piece through.  I then added copper embossing powder.  But I used a small paint brush and removed most of the powder around the trees and left it in the nooks of the branches.  I like the subtle look of the embossing.  The tag is also embossed with copper.

For the leaves, I used the baby wipe technique and re-inkers.  I really like the variety of colors on the leaves.

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Thoughtful Branches

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Mint Macaroon

Ink:  Versamark; SU re-inkers for baby wipe technique

Accessories:  SU Woodlands Embossing Folder, 5/8" Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Copper Twine, Beautiful Branches Framelits

Saturday, October 15, 2016

All Things Fall

It is the 15th of the month and that means we get to show off a new Dueling Darlings challenge. For the October Challenge, Kadie and Paola decided on the theme.  Paola is one of the Darlings and I am a part of the Diva team, which Kadie is on!

This theme this month is: "All Things Fall"  Kadie wrote the following:  This month Paola and I had trouble making up our minds because we LOVE FALL. Should we go with pumpkins or leaves or thankfulness?? So we just decided to go with it all. All Things Fall!We've each sent you a kit filled with things that remind us of this season and we hope you will have fun putting together a card that speaks Fall to YOU!

Kadie and Paola also asked our teams to please share with us something you enjoy about Fall specific to the area you live.  I love the fall colors in Wisconsin.  We have many maple and oaks in our area.  Our house is situated on a hill and we look to many trees full of color already.  We also have two smaller maple trees that are just starting to turn and they have looked stunning the past few years.

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope all of the Darlings enjoy my card.

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs--Stack O' Pumpkins/Papertrey Ink Happy Autumn Sentiment

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Mint Macaroon, Crushed Curry; Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Orange Button with Fiber; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon with Orange Stitched Ribbon over the top; Blue Brads

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. At this time, Suzy, who is a Diva, and Terry A, who is a Dazzler, do not have a blog.  You will be able to check our their creations in their SCS gallery, if you click on the link for their name.   I am sure you will enjoy all of the wonderful creations this month!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Camp Stamp-in-Oga Sketch Challenge Card

This is one of the two cards I made for the challenges for Camp Stamp-In-Oga, which is being held tomorrow. This is a great event that is organized by my Stampin' Up demo and her buddy Cheryl that is held three times a year.  This is the final one in 2016 and is being held at my church, so it is less than 5 minutes away. It is a great time, with a stamp class in the morning where we make 5 cards.  Then, some of the stampers plan to stay for the rest of the day and stamp away until close to midnight.  There are raffles and prizes and great food.  It is such a fun day!

This is for the sketch challenge. If you check my post on Sunday, you will my card for the color challenge.  I am hoping one of the two is a winner!

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Something for Baby/Short & Sweet Sentiment

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray; Nursery Nest Designer Series Paper

Ink:  SU Blushing Bride

Accessories:  SU Baby's First Framelits, 3/8" Basic Gray Taffeta and 1/4" Pink Stitched Ribbons; White Button Brads 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Thanksgiving Calligraphy

This is the card I made for our bi-monthly swap at my local stamp and scrapbook store called Polka Dots, in Mukwonago.  The theme this month our choice of Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. I inked up one of my favorite stamp companies stamps and created this Thanksgiving card.  The matching envelope is also shown in the picture.

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope everyone likes my card!

Image/Sentiment:  Paper Inspirations Thanksgiving Calligraphy

Ink:  Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Ivory, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry; Our Memories for Life-Heritage Makers Thanksgiving Designer Paper

Accessories:  SU Tangelo Twist 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon; Brown Button with Orange Baker's Twine; Orange Brads

Monday, October 10, 2016

Lilly & Tweet Image Revealed

If you are looking for my Melonheadz Challenge Card, please scroll down

This is the card for the 28th 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--that is today!   The image for this round were provided by Heather.  She will swap the cards and include the next image that Kelly, our next hostess, provides in our return envie.  And then we get to do it all again--for round #29--in December!

The image that Heather sent is so darn cute.  I have gotten one other image by this company in the past and this image sure is sweet!

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 today or in the next few days.  I hope Heather and the others in this swap like my card!

Image/Sentiment:  Pink Cat Studio-Lilly & Tweet/Stampin' Up Short and Sweet Sentiment
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Stampin' Up Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Black and SU Calypso Coral
Accessories:  Copic Markers; SU Stretch Ruffled Ribbon, Candy Dots and Brads;

Melonheadz Challenge

If you are looking for my Unidentified Image Swap Card, please scroll up!

I am back with another card for this week's Melonheadz Challenge.

The theme for this challenge is Use Green, Orange, Black and Purple or make a Halloween Card!

It runs from October 10th to the  23rd

Melonheadz sure has the cutest images--I love every one of them and have a hard time choosing which one I want to use for each of our challenges!  Be sure to go and check them out!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope you and my teammates like my card for this challenge! 

Image/Sentiment:  Melonheadz Halloween Clip Art Sketch It

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Tangelo Twist, Elegant Eggplant; Teresa Collins Masquerade party-Trick or Treat Patterned Paper

Accessories: SU Tangelo Twist 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Circle Punches; Square Orange Brad

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, October 9, 2016

Three Musketeer's Love Coffee!

It is time for another The Three Musketeers post. We are ready to showcase the card we all created with the image I provided this month for Card #25!  We have finished two full years of creating and posting these fun cards--and it has been a blast! Kelly am up next for the November challenge and I am sure it will be a fun image.  Be sure to come back to see what we create!

For our card this month, I sent out a variety of items from a new stamp set I recently purchased--It is called Coffee Time and is by Tim Holtz and Sizzix.  It included the stamps, matching dies and an embossing folder.  I loved it!!!!  The three of us seem to chat often about coffee and 'Bux and other places, so I thought this would be a perfect set for us to use! 

I sent a couple of the images and matching sentiments along with a couple of pieces of embossed cardstock.  Kelly and Jeanette can use any parts of the kit that they want--so I am sure you might see three very different cards!

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 great cards!  They may post today, or it may be upcoming, so be sure to check out their blog for their card!

Image/Sentiment:  Sizzix Tim Holtz Coffee Time Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections Ivory; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso 

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers; Coffee Twill; Black Button with Brown Baker's Twine; A*Muse Tag Dies

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Our Friendship is as Strong...

This is 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 11th month and the theme for October is one that Terry "borrowed" from me!  I have hosted a swap on SCS a few times in the past with the theme "What Women Want" and it has been a hoot.  Women want Chocolate, Shoes, Coffee, Vacations, Love, Friendship, Exercise, etc.!  I am sure there will be some interesting cards this month!

I added a bit of Wink and Stella glitter on the top of the coffee cup and around the scallops.

I hope Terry and the others swappers like my card this month too!  I cannot wait to see what our theme is for November and that will post on the 10th.  

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment:  Rubbernecker Stamps Coffee Time Set

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series

Ink: SU Crumb Cake

Accessories:  SU Circle Punches, Early Espresso 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Antique Brads; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen