Sunday, June 30, 2013

June is Dairy Month!


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!  

A week or so ago, our leader Kelly posted in the thread that since the hostess for June is no longer a part of the group, that she would come up with a theme, but she was a bit overwhelmed with life......................  So--I stepped up and said I could post a theme for us to use.  So her is our May challenge:

June is Dairy Month in Wisconsin. I remember when I was growing up there were dairy breakfasts at farms in our area and my 4-H club had a pie and ice cream social every June. Now--I am not sure that everyone has a dairy themed image. But--if you have something farm related--cow, chickens, ducks, barns, fields, etc. or dairy products related--ice cream, cheese, milk, eggs, cream puffs (the Wisconsin State Fair favorite!), or use your own imagination to honor the dairy farmer. Do you have some farm related DSP or an embossing folder? Chicken wire, barbed wire, farm animals, etc.--please be sure to use that.

I hope everyone enjoys creating a card or scrapbook page with a Dairy Farm Theme! Do you have a farm related story from your childhood to also share when you post your card? We would love to read about a favorite memory.

Have Fun--Enjoy the Challenge!


I have quite a few farm stamps as I did grow up on a farm in central Wisconsin.  This is a Whipper Snapper stamp I got last year and I really like it.  It sure is not a typical WSD, but it really reminds me of my childhood.  We had this exact Farmall M tractor and my dad was always wearing a cap when he worked on the farm--usually red! 


I tried something new when making my card. I used a new ink and then dug out my SU pastels to add bit of color.  I tried markers and my blender pen with ink on a few trial runs, but it just did not look right.  I still would have liked the color a bit more muted--but here it is!

 
Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Farmall; Inside--unknown name from Delafield Stamp Co
CardstockGina K Ivory; Stampin' Up Early Espresso and Creamy Caramel, Signature Steve's Pages Patterned Paper

Ink—VersaMagic Jumbo Java

Accessories—Barbed Wire Twill, SU Pastels

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you do check out the other June Dairy Month 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.



Friday, June 28, 2013

Calendar Girls Dollar Stamps!


 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.  Debbie
is our hostess this month and this is what she wrote for us to follow:  
 
As I was trying to come up with a June theme...I noticed the $1 stamps I always seem to pick up at Michaels and never use. So I decided the June theme will be Dollar Days! However, I didn't want anyone to have to go out and buy anything so...

I gathered up the UNUSED and UNOPENED $1 stamps I had and taped a sticky note to them and put them on the table. Then I asked my youngest to mark each stamp with a number starting with #1. She picked up the stamps at random and numbered them for me. So the order in which you replied to my email determines the stamp you get.

Sweet P responded first so she gets the stamp marked 1. April responded second so she gets the stamp marked 2. And so on down the list. (Jeanette, Terry, Linda, Kelly, Barb, Tami and Carol).

The requirements for the June theme are:
1. At least two layers.
2. You must use the $1 stamp you receive on the card. However since the $1 stamps are small you can use background stamps or other stamps to create a background, and sentiment stamps of your own on your card as well. But I would like the $1 stamp to be the focal point.
3. If you have any buttons, ribbons, or other embellishments that you bought for $1 or less, embellishments that were gifted to you, or recycled items, please use those products to embellish the card.


My dollar stamp had three parts--the sentiment and then a set of circles and one of dots.  I kind of went old-school (shhhhhh Jeanette!) and stamped the background with the two stamps-circles in Bravo Burgundy and the dots in More Mustard.  I then punched out the sentiment and use two additional punches to layer it.  Brads and ribbon from the stash, and the card is done!
 
Image/Sentiment—Studio G--Good Luck with dots and circles

Cardstock—Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy and More Mustard

Ink—SU Bravo Burgundy and More Mustard

Accessories—Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon; Burgundy 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 dollar stamps! All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us this month!



Thursday, June 27, 2013

Congratulations Jack Lukas


 
My godson Jack Lukas graduated from high school earlier this month and his party was last Saturday.  This is the card I made for him.  I am so excited that JL has chosen to attend UW-Whitewater this fall and he plans to play football for the Warhawks!  Both of his parents graduated from UW-W and I received my master's degree from the university.  The campus is about 30 miles away, so I am sure there will be many Saturday afternoons in the next few years spent watching the games and hopefully seeing JL as the QB!

Here is the inside of my card.



Image/SentimentPaper Inspirations Graduate Calligraphy

PaperPTI White, Stampin' Up Black and Pumpkin Pie; Doodlebug Cap & Gown Designer Paper and UW-Whitewater Warhawks DSP

InkVersafine Onyx Black

AccessoriesOrange Twine, Football Brad; Doodlebug Doodle Pop Graduation Cap Sticker (on envelope)



Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Merry Weather

If you are looking for my Twist of Faith card, please scroll down.
 


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

 

June  25 - July 1
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:
 


Our sponsor this week is Elisabeth Bell
 
 
Elisabeth Bell provided us with a variety of wonderful digital image for this challenge.  There were some cute images and I thought this little girl playing in puddles was too cute .  THANK YOU Elisabeth Bell!
 
 
And here is the inside of my card:
 
 
 
Image/Sentiment—Elisabeth Bell Merry Weather Digital Stamp

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo; Kaisercraft Off Shore White Cap Designer Paper

Accessories—Copic Markers; Nestabilities Labels 14; Orange Bakers Twine; Blue Button

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.



Twist of Faith DT


If you are looking for my {PIN}Spirational Challenge, please scroll up.
 

 
I excited to share the news that I have been asked to be on a 2nd design team--Woot Woot!!!!  Thanks to Zella as she asked if she could pass my name onto Pauline of Twist of Faith Card Challenges to fill one of the recent openings on the design team.  Really?????  Of Course--I'd love to become a member of this team! 
 
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Please stop by and check out the Twist of Faith Card Challenge Blog where we invite you to share your uplifting, healing, inspirational and scriptural card creations.  These card challenges are on Tuesday, same as the {PIN}Spirational Challenges, so be sure to check out both challenges!
 
 
So--my first Challenge is #43--Scenes!  The creation should be a scenic card and/image, and share an appropriate scripture or inspirational sentiment.

 

Our sponsor this week is StampArt Design by Kathryne

 
 
I used a cute image called Charlie Fishing on a Log--click here for a direct link.  Thank You StampArt Design by Kathryne
 
 
and the inside:
 

 


Image/Sentiment—StampArt Design by Kathryne Charlie Fishing on A log and Our Daily Bread Sentiment

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Old Olive and Early Espresso; Reminisce Fishing Designer Paper

Ink—SU Early Espresso

Accessories—Copic Markers; Gone Fishing Brad; Corner Rounder; Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

I hope you will play along this week with the Twist of Faith Card 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.



Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dapper Dad's Shoes


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 made a card that can be used for any guy--birthday, retirement, etc.  I also am showing the matching envelope. 

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Dapper Dad

Cardstock—Gina K White; SU Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Muirfield Designer Series Patterned Paper

InkSU Pacific Point


Accessories—Marina Mist round Brads; Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder




Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Just For You!


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

 

June 18 - 24
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:
 

 
Our sponsor this week is Fresh Brewed Designs
 


Fresh Brewed Designs provided us with a variety of wonderful digital image for this challenge.  There were some cute gardening images and since our vegetable garden is growing strong, I chose this cute little guy.  THANK YOUFresh Brewed Designs
 
 
 
Image/Sentiment—Fresh Brewed Designs Daniel Garden Digital Stamp and Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Words Sentiment

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango, More Mustard and Haiku DSP

Ink—SU More Mustard

Accessories—Copic Markers; Nestabilities Labels 12 and Circle Dies; Orange Brads; Punches; Tangerine Tango 1/4 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.



Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dueling Darlings-Flip Flops & Sunshine


It is the 15thof the month and that means another Dueling Darlings challenge. Our hostesses for June are Carol for the Divas and Melina for the Dazzlers.
 
I loved all of the papers and embellishments that Carol sent--I wanted to use all of it!  She gave us so many options and she even gave us two images to chose to use.  She called this one the older one............  not sure what exactly she meant by that.  And---I am sure that when Jeanette comes back from Thailand, she will make a comment on that!

I think Ethel is so darn funny and I love the look on her face!  Carol sent us some sweet papers to use and some wonderful items to bling up the card.  The paper clip on the sentiment was handmade by Carol and we had a couple of choices of colors--what a cute idea!

Here is the inside of my card.



Image/SentimentRubbernecker Ethel in a swimsuit

PaperPTI White, Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Peach Parfait; American Crafts-Heat Wave, Down by the Shore-Sunshine Designer Papers

InkMemento Black

AccessoriesCopic Markers; Nesties Labels 17; Popsicle and Flip Flop Stickers;

I would also like to enter this card in the following Challenges:
Creatalicious Challenges ~ All About Summer
Whimsical Designs ~ Summer Time Fun
Ribbon Carousel ~ Fun in the Sun
The Paper Nest Dolls ~ Summer Lovin'

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 Flip Flop and Sunshine cards that have been created this month!



Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gratitude


This is the final swap card I made for Terrie’s swap on SCS.  The theme was rainbow and we each made a card with one of the 8 categories of colors that Terrie had listed. The other cards were posted in the last week.  Each card was to reflect the color and the final card is for the yellow category.
 
Image/Sentiment—Seaside Stampin' Ink Gratitude

Cardstock—PTI White; Stampin' Up So Saffron,  Crumb Cake and Unknown SU
DSP

Ink-Stampin' Up So Saffron


Accessories—SU Yellow Brads, 1/4" So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon
 



Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Happy Retirement Cabin



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

 

June 11 - 17
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:
 
 
Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps.
 

Bugaboo Stamps provided us with a variety of great digital image for this challenge.  I thought this image would make a perfect retirement card--every person wants to spend more time at a cabin in the woods.  THANK YOUBugaboo Stamps.



 Image/Sentiment—Bugaboo Cabin Window Digital Stamp/Sentiment--Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Gumball Green; American Crafts City Park-Woodland Park Patterned Paper

Accessories—Copic Markers; Stampin' Up 1/8 Taffeta White, Various Punches, Buttons, White Mini-Brads; White Floss


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, June 10, 2013

Unidentified Image Swap


This is the card for the 8th round an 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--today!   The images for this round were provided Paola.  She will swap the cards and include the next image that April, our next hostess, provides in our return envie.  And then we get to do it all again!!!!

The image the Paola sent is too darn cute.  This is one Whipper Snapper image that I do not have--hard to believe.............................  It will be a blast to see all of the other cards that are created.  If you check some of the other blogs listed on my sidebars, you may find some other swappers who have posted their creations too!

Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Chicken Noodle Soup/PTI Comfort Food
 
Cardstock/DSP:  PTI White; Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Maine Blueberry Designer Series Paper
 
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
 
Accessories:  Copic Markers; SU Bashful Blue Ribbon,  Old Olive Brads, Punches; 




Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sing ~ Dance ~ Dream


This is the third of the swap cards that I made for Terrie’s swap on SCS that was due the end of April.  The theme was rainbow and we each made a card with one of the 8 categories of colors that Terrie had listed.  I took four spots and made 8 cards for each one.  Two cards were posted last week and the other card is coming up later this week.  Each card was to reflect the color and this card represented Red!
 
Image/Sentiment—Rubbernecker Rubber Stamps Sing in the Rain

Cardstock—PTI White; Stampin' Up Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Unknown SU
DSP

Ink-Stampin' Up Rose Red


Accessories—SU Rose Brads, 1" Rose Red Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
 




Friday, June 7, 2013

Walk Beside Me!



This is the second of the swap cards that I made for Terrie’s swap she had on SCS that was due the end of April.  The theme was rainbow and we each made a card with one of the 8 categories of colors that Terrie had listed.  I took four spots and made 8 cards for each one--yes, I was busy!  One card was posted earlier this week and the other cards are coming up in the next few days.  Each card was to reflect the color and this card represented Orange!
 
Image/Sentiment—Verses Walk Beside Me

Cardstock—PTI White; Stampin' Up Peach Parfait, Tangerine Tango and Unknown SU
DSP

Ink-Stampin' Up Peach Parfait


Accessories—SU White Brads, 1/4" Tangerine Tango Stitched Ribbon
 



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Crafty Gals Honor Lela


 
It is the 5th of the month, so I am back with another challenge of the Crafty Gals! We are a group of bloggers who have monthly challenges, caring comments & fun chit chat on SCS—our favorite stamping site to visit.

This year our challenges are going to be a bit different. Each month, Melina will chose one of our group to highlight and our challenge is to CASE a card from her blog—or make a card that highlights some of her loves. This month the person to CASE is Lela!  Here is a link to her blog.

This is what Melina posted about Lela:  We are showing some Summer love to Lela this month! Lela is our GAL for June! Lela loves bright colors. I do believe orange might be one of her favorite colors to create with. She also likes using bird and butterflies in her creations. She does beautiful things with banners and embossing folders too! Look through her great blog, find something you love and get busy! We want to show Lela how much we love her!

This is the inside of my card:


 
I hope Lela likes my card and that she feels it reflects who she is.  And-I hope the rest of the Crafty Gals like it too!

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Trust God

Cardstock—Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Old Olive, Haiku DSP; Gina K White

Ink—SU Tangerine Tango

Accessories—Pearls, Darice Floral Embossing Folder, SU Oval Punch and Embosslits Beautiful Wings

Please check out the blogs of all of the Crafty Ladies.  All of the blog links are listed in my left sidebar and I hope you will enjoy all of the creations this month that honor Lela!