Friday, May 31, 2013

My Favorite Stamp Set!



Today is the last day of the month and I am here to welcome you to my Crafters of Faith card! The Crafters of Faith blogging group is a joyous blending of Christian friends ~ joined together to fellowship, share our faith, build friendships and craft together!  

This is our May challenge--posted by Jackie:

"For God so loved the world; that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

This is my most favorite verse in the Bible. It speaks to me about love...a great love that will never end. How awesome!!! For the month of May; I would like you ladies to create something out of love. Interpret this anyway you want...it can be a fave stamp set; some of your fave embellishments, maybe even a project for a loved one. There's so many possibilities & I can't wait to see what you all come up with! Have fun & Happy Stamping


So--I went with my favorite stamp set ever!  That is Lovely as a Tree by Stampin' Up. I have used it for so many cards and so many seasons--but I really like to emboss the image.  I really like the card when it sparkles, like this one. 


Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree/Warmest Regards
CardstockGina K Chocolate, Tan Leather and Grass Green; The Paper Loft Back Country Forest Patterned Paper

Ink—Versamark and SU Chocolate Chip

Accessories—Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder; Punches; Brads; Khaki Grosgrain Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you do check out the other new creations from the wonderful ladies in the Crafters of Faith group! The blog list is on the left side--please check out all of the cards.




Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Stripes and Baby


I have two posts today.  If you are looking for my Calendar Girls card, please scroll down...................................  thanks!




I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges card.

 


May 28 - June 3

 
Here's the photo to inspire us:

 
 
Our sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs
 
 
Meljen's Designs provided us with great images to go with the sweet picture.  I chose Stripes and Baby!  I thought it was too cute.   Thank You Meljen's!!!
 

 
 
Image/Sentiment—Meljen's Designs Stripes and Baby Digital Image

Cardstock—Gina K White, Black and Cherry Red; Stampin' Up Night and Day Designer Series Paper

Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Copic Markers; Red Heart Brad; Black Satin Ribbon

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.



Summer Biking

I have two posts today.  If you are looking for my {PIN}Spirational card, please scroll up................. (or check back in a bit if you are checking in very early today).  Thanks!



It is the 28th of the month, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls!

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. 
April is our hostess this month and this is what she wrote for us to follow:  
 
My theme is easy I would like you each to make a card representing one thing you hope to accomplish over the summer. It could be a garden, a vacation, a weight loss, whatever, BUT you do have to tell us what you are hoping to accomplish!


I think this Riley stamps is so cute--and wanted to ink him up again.  I used two different widths of khaki ribbon for a different touch.  I also wanted to add some of the bicycle patterned paper to the inside of my card.


So--I have many things I want to accomplish every summer and this one sure is no different!  I love to play in the garden and we do plan to take a bike trip with camping again in September as we did last year with two other friends--I think that still might be considered summer.  But--one thing I know I will do more of this summer is biking in general as we just got a new tandem two weeks and I love it already!  It is such a smooth ride and it does go fast!  So--if you are in SE Wisconsin and see a couple of ladies riding a red tandem bike, give us a shout!
 
Image/Sentiment—Riley and Company-Riley with Bike

Cardstock—Gina K White, Little Boy Blue; Stampin' Up Sahara Sand, Night of Navy; Yellow Bicycle Traveler-Little Bicycle Patterned Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Copic Markers; Wide and Narrow Khaki Grosgrain Ribbon; Khaki round Brads

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit.   I am sure you will enjoy all the cards highlighting our summer plans! All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us this month!



Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bronte Kisses


This is the second of the two swap cards that I made for Paola’s recent swap she posted on SCS.   We were to use Mo Manning images and I sure love her style.  I know that I will receive some awesome cards in the return.

Here is the inside of my card:




Image/Sentiment—Mo Manning Bronte Kisses

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, So Saffron; Echo Park Woof Stripe


Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories—Copic Markers; Early Espresso Bakers Twine; Basic Grey Button



Thursday, May 23, 2013

Oh the Places You Will Go!


This is the one of the swap cards that I made for Paola’s recent swap she posted on SCS.   We were all to use Mo Manning images and I sure love her style.  I know that I will receive some awesome cards in the return.

Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment—Mo Manning Bye Bye Girl

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up
 Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral, Twitterpatted DSP

Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories—Copic Markers, Calypso 3/8" Ruffled Stitched Ribbon, Punch
 



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sports Balls



I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges card.

 

May 21-27
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:

 

I do love my Whipper Snapper stamps and this one is a favorite because I was a coach or Athletic Director all of my working life--and I still love sports!
 
Here is the inside of my card:
 
 
Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Sports Balls

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard and Chocolate Chip; Crate Paper School Spirit Collection-Pep Rally Designer Paper

Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Copic Markers; Baker's Twine (red, yellow, orange, blue, black), Basketball, Tennis Ball, Soccer Ball and Volleyball Brads; Nesties Deckled Rectangles Dies

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, May 20, 2013

A New Baby Girl?



This is the second of the two cards I made for Ashley's recent swap on SCS.  We were to make baby cards and this is another of my favorite sentiment stamps!
 
Image/Sentiment—Morning Star Baby Girl

Cardstock—Gina K White;  Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose; The Paper Studio Baby Girl Pink Gingham DSP


Ink--Stampin' Up Regal Rose


Accessories—Darice Baby Border Embossing Folder; Pink Round Brads and Safety Pin Brads



Saturday, May 18, 2013

Mystery Image-Blessed Mouse



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 in our second cycle.   Melina chose this image and will swap the cards--then send us the next image,  which I sent to her.  I can't wait to get the swap cards back to see how everyone else used the same image. And then we get to do it all again and I will be the hostess.

I think this is the sweetest little mouse.  I cannot wait to see what everyone else does with this image.

Here is the inside of my card:



 

Image/Sentiment—MFT-My Favorite Things Blessed Mouse

Cardstock— Stampin’ Up Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal, Petals and Paisley Designer  Series paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories—
Copic Markers; Teal Brads; Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon


Friday, May 17, 2013

Con-grad-ulatons!


This is for the monthly swap that Pam hosts on SCS. Each month we make 10 swap cards and they can be any theme. All of the swappers are wonderful and I have gotten some awesome cards back in past months.

This month, I chose to make a graduation card--and kept it the traditional black and white so others can probably use it.

Here is the inside and the matching envelope.


 

Image/Sentiment—A-Muse Con-grad-ulations

Cardstock—Gina K White and Black; Doodlebug Cap & Gown Patterned Paper

InkMemento Tuxedo Black


Accessories—Grad Cap Brad; Black Grosgrain Ribbon;




Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Making Memories, Celebrating Moments!


It is the 15thof the month and that means another Dueling Darlings challenge. Our hostesses for May are our organizers--Kelly is the boss the Darlings and Jeanette is the Dazzler's leader. 
 
Here is the information that Kelly and Jeanette set up--Since May is traditionally the month of celebrating Mother's Day, many anniversaries, upcoming June weddings, Holy Communions and Confirmations, graduations and so much more, we thought we'd take this time to celebrate the moments that mean so much!  Our theme this month is:
Making Memories, Celebrating Moments! 
 
I loved all of the papers and embellishments that Kelly sent--I wanted to use all of it!  She gave us so many options and I think the image was too cute!

Here is the inside of my card.


Image/SentimentKraftin' Kimmie Tessa Tassel Image and sentiments

PaperPTI White, Stampin' Up Blushing Bride and Bravo Burgundy; Carta Bella Beautiful Moments Designer Paper

InkMemento Black

AccessoriesCopic Markers; Pink Stitched Ribbon, EK Success Graduation hat, Studio G red heart clip, Black Brads, SU Punches, Nesties Scallop Rectangles

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 memories that have been created this month!



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Yellow Brick Road



I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges card.

 

May 14-20
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:


 
Our sponsor this week is Flat Friends
 


Flat Friends provided us with some sweet images to go with the darling picture.  I chose Yellow Brick Road!  I thought it was too cute.   THANK YOU!
 

  
Image/Sentiment—Flat Friends Yellow Brick Road Digital Image/Sentiment-Stampin' Up Small Script

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up So Saffron, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron Patterned Paper

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Green Ribbon; Rose Brads, Oval Punches

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, May 13, 2013

You can hardly sleep.....................


This is one of the two cards I made for Ashley's recent swap on SCS.  We were to make baby cards and I just love this stamp--how true!
 
Image/Sentiment—Stamp Shoppe Creations (no name listed)

Cardstock—Gina K White;  Stampin' Up Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake; Adorable Blue Stripe DSP


Ink--Stampin' Up Bashful Blue


Accessories—Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Baby Feet Brads



Saturday, May 11, 2013

With Deepest Sympathy



This is the second of the two swap cards that I made for Melina's swap on SCS.  The theme was Touch of Class and I think the small pearls are a great accent for this card. 
 
Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Thanks for Caring

Cardstock—PTI White; Stampin' Up Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral and Everyday Enchantment
DSP

Ink-Stampin' Up Poppy Parade


Accessories—SU Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder and Mini Pearls




Thursday, May 9, 2013

Celebrate!

 
Here is one of the two swap cards that I made that I made for Melina's Touch of Class swap on SCS.  I started with the designer paper and chose the stamp after that.
 
Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Wonderful Words

Cardstock—Gina K White, Black and Soft Sand; SU Brushed Gold and Mocha Morning 
DSP

Ink--Brilliance Galaxy Gold


Accessories—Taupe Ribbon and Ivory Pearl




Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Just Relax


I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges card.

 

May 7 - 13
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:

 
Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments
 

Crafty Sentiments provided us with some sweet images of some cute bears.  I loved this one!   THANK YOU!
 
  
Doesn't this little guy looked relaxed?  I love all of the bubbles!


Image/Sentiment— Crafty Sentiments Charles Just Relax Digital Image

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Bella Birds DSP

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU 5/8" Satin Chocolate Chip Ribbon; Pink 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.