Saturday, August 31, 2013

Honor your Father and Mother


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!  

I am the hostess for August and this is the challenge I posted:

Memories of Mom and Dad! Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Even though my parents have been gone for close to 20 years, I still have wonderful memories of both of them. Some of you may have one or both of your parents still an active part of your lives and for others, the memories are what we hold close. So--what can you create on your card that reminds you of you mom or dad or both of them? A site from a family vacation? A hobby--music, gardening, literature, art, etc.? A favorite food? Your mom cooking? Your dad spending time with cars? Or vice versa . Create a card that shines of the memories that honor your father and mother.

Enjoy this trip back in time--or maybe it is just a few steps back of a recent memory. Tell us in your blog post about your card, the memory it unlocks and a bit about your parents if you want to share. I cannot wait to see all of the wonderful memories you create and post on August 31st. Have Fun getting inky!


I grew up on a farm in Central Wisconsin, as many of you who read by blog know.  We were a dairy farm and as a typical farm, we had a windmill.  It was not an active one--but it did turn all of the time.  We also had flowers that grew along the bottom of the frame.

That is one of my favorite memories of the farm where I was raised and it still is there as far as I know.  A few years ago, a cousin from Germany came to visit, and we drove to show them the farm--there stood the windmill!


Image/Sentiment—Northwoods Stamps--Windmill
CardstockGina K Ivory; Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel; Creative Imaginations Patterned Paper

Ink—SU Close to Cocoa 

Accessories—Jute; Brown Button; Spring Flower Soft; SU Ticket Corner Punch

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you do check out the other creations that honor our parents 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.



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Snow in August?


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.  Paola
is our hostess this month and this is what she wrote for us to follow:  

For the usually HOT and HUMID month of AUGUST, I would rather do something to get cooled off ...but what?  mmmm..I got it! We could make some SNOWballs....or even SNOWangels in the middle of summer, but how? ♥

Here's what I suggest :  Your challenge for this month is to create something with anything that begins with the word SNOW.  However, here's the catch: Your card should NOT reflect Christmas at all....but rather just images AND sentiment ( s ) that start with *SNOW*.

Here's a list of compound words for you to chose from and get started with...(feel free to add your own)   Once you blog your card, please also make sure to add what was your word choice that your card reflects, and also WHY you selected THAT particular word...Thank You and happy stamping .....Have FUN 'chilling out' on a hot summer day....♥

SNOW words:  Snowman ; Snowberries ; Snowballs ; SnowWhite ; Snowplow ; Snowsuit ; Snowflakes ; Snowqueen ; Snowmobile ; Snowshoes ; Snowcone ; Snowangels ; Snowfort ; Snowbird ; Snowgoose ; Snowfall.


I used a snowman stamp that I have in my stash that I think is too cute.  I love the long body.   I also was able to use some of the paper from the new Stampin' Up Winter Frost pack of DSP that I won a few weeks ago--I love the colors!


I chose the word snowman as I have many stamps with that theme--love all of them!  I also love the snowflake trim on the bottom of the card.

Here is the inside--I do love all of my Calendar Girl Friends!


Image/Sentiment—Unknown Snowman Stamp/Sentiment Inky Antics

Cardstock—Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Winter Frost Patterned Paper Pack

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black/SU Marina Mist

Accessories—Copic Markers; Corner Rounder; Snowflake Trim; Silver Snowman Brad;

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 snow! All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us this month!



Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Darth Vad-Brrr

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I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges

 

August 27 - September 2
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:



Our sponsor this week is Scribbles Designs

 
 
Scribbles Designs provided us with some cute images for this challenge.  I am not much of a sci-fi fan, but the images were sweet.  I chose this sweet guy called Darth Vad-Brrr--isn't he a cutie!  Thanks so much Scribbles Designs.

I found this paper that shows some of the solar system in a pack I got from a sale on the October Afternoon website.  I think it was perfect to use!
 
 
 
Image/Sentiment—Scribbles Designs Darth Vad-Brrr

Cardstock— Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Whisper White; October Rocket Age Deep Space Probe

Accessories—Copic Markers, Silver Brads, Tri-Colored Baker's Twine and 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.



Garden Bear Easel Card

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I am back to share this weeks card for the Twist of Faith Card Challenges!  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. 
 
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This week our Challenge is #52--Easel or Pop-up Cards.  Use any image to make a easel or card that pops-up and be sure to include an appropriate scripture or inspirational sentiment.

Our sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps
 
 
I really like this bear.  If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you know I love to garden,  So--I had to use this cutie!  Thank You Eureka Stamps for the great image to work with this week!

 
  
And here is the easel part of my card with the sentiment:



Image/Sentiment—Eureka Garden Bear Digital Image/ Sentiment Inky Antics

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake

Accessories—Copic Markers; Green Flower with yellow Brad in the center; SU Pear Flower Brad

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.



Saturday, August 24, 2013

SOTC Happy Anniversary


This is my card for our every other month swap for an awesome group of ladies on SCS--the SOTC--Sisters of the Traveling Cards!  April is our hostess for July/August--she posted the following for us to follow:

In honor of April's 15th wedding anniversary, the theme for this month is Anniversary Cards!

I had to look and look for a stamp to use for this swap.  I inked up stamp that I have had for quite awhile, but I have not idea where I got it or the name of it as it only listed the company name on the side of the wood block.

I hope April and the other SOTC gals like my card!  And--Happy 15th Anniversary April!

Image/Sentiment—Serendipity Stamps

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz; Heidi Grace Woodland Shimmer Stripe with Flocking Patterned Paper


Ink—Stampin' Up Crumb Cake


Accessories—Ivory Brads; Pear Pizzazz Pleated Satin Ribbon; Sizzix Scalloped Embossing Folder




Thursday, August 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Wishes


This is the card I made for our bi-monthly swap at my local stamp store called Polka Dots, in Mukwonago.  The theme this time was any occasion.  I inked up one of my newer Stampin' Up sets and I like the way the card turned out.

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Four Frames and Petite Pairs

Cardstock—Stampin' Up Soft Sky, Certainly Celery and Spring Silhouettes DSP; Gina K White;

Ink— SU Soft Sky, Certainly Celery 

Accessories—Blue Brads; SU Punches and Dies, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon
 


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Noah's Loving Elephants


 
 
I am back to share this weeks card for the Twist of Faith Card Challenges!  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. 
 
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This week our Challenge is #51--Animals.  Use an image to make a great card with any animals and be sure to include an appropriate scripture or inspirational sentiment.

Our sponsor this week is Meljen's.
 
 
I think this image is so darn cute!  Thank You MelJen Designs for the great image to work with this week!
 
 
And here is the inside of my card with a Whipper Snapper sentiment:


Image/Sentiment—Meljen's Designs Noah's Loving Elephants Digital Image/ Sentiment Whipper Snapper 1-Corinthians 13.7

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette Paper Patterns Designer Series Paper 

Accessories—Copic Markers; Gray Brads; SU Corner Punch, Pretty in Pink 1/8 Taffeta 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.




Sunday, August 18, 2013

Friendship is Priceless



This card 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 since I joined earlier this year.

For August, I made a bright card--love the background paper and the sentiment is perfect to share with a good friend!

Image/Sentiment—Rubbernecker Little Things

Cardstock—Gina K White, Wild Dandelion, Jelly Bean Green, Green Apple; Echo Paper Pretty Polaroid and Peppy Pinwheels Patterned Paper


InkSU Wild Wasabi


Accessories—Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon; Green Brads




Saturday, August 17, 2013

Live in the Sunshine



Earlier this month, at Camp Stamp-in-Oga, there was a card challenge.  Sarah, the head counselor, proposed two challenges—a sketch one and a color one. This was for the color challenge--use Pool Party, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Tangerine Tango.  We could use any or all of this great summer colors--and I bet you can tell I used them all!  I used the stamps from the SAB set Madison Avenue along with the matching embossing folder Vine Street.  I love the bright colors!  My two sketch cards were posted in the past week or so--I hope you got a peek at them too!

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Madison Avenue/Pursuit of Happiness


Ink—SU
Pool Party, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Tangerine Tango

Cardstock-
SU Pool Party, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Tangerine Tango

Accessories—SU Punches




Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dueling Darlings Kickoff!


It is the 15thof the month and that means another Dueling Darlings challenge. Our hostesses for August are LJ-Laura Jean for the Divas and Terry for the Dazzlers.
 
I loved all of the papers and embellishments that Carol sent--I wanted to use all of it!  I was able to add a few more elements to the inside of my card than I typically do.  Terry and LJ also wanted us to share some of our favorite fall memories and they said it did not need to be sport related.  Well--mine is for sure.  I was a high school volleyball coach for 19 years, so that provided some wonderful memories for me-participating in the state tournament three times was a highlight!  I also love Friday night high school football and Saturday afternoon college football games.  My godson/great-nephew JL-Jack Lucas--is going to be attending UW-Whitewater as a Freshman this fall.  He is also going to be on the football team and the university is about 35 miles from my house.  I am sure the next 4-5 years will include attending many football games with my family.  Then--Sunday is Packer Day and my card shows off the Green and Gold!

Here is the inside of my card.


Image/SentimentMFT Pure Innocence Football Player/Hampton Arts Stamps Sentiment

PaperPTI White, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip; Simple Stories Urban Traveler, Jillibean Soup Game Day Chili Designer Papers

InkMemento Black

AccessoriesCopic Markers; Nesties Ovals and Large Scallop Ovals; Wooden Tag; Basic Grey Brads; Kraft Ribbon

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 Fall Kick Off cards that have been created this month!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Back to School Sneakies

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I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges

 

August 13 - 19
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:


Our sponsor this week is Creations by AR
 
Creations by AR provided us with some awesome templates for this challenge.  And--of course, since I was a coach and Physical Education teacher in my former life (before retirement.....), I had to chose a tennis shoe, instead of a high heel!  
 

 
And here is a close up of the top of the shoe.  I thought the added Crayons would make a cute back to school gift for a child going into Kindergarten.
 
 
 
Image/Sentiment—Creations by AR Sneakies-High Top Template

Cardstock— Stampin' Up Real Red and Whisper White

Accessories—Red Stripe 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.



Fire

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I am back to share this weeks card for the Twist of Faith Card Challenges!  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. 
 
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This week our Challenge is #50--Women ~ Proverbs 31   Use an image to make a great card for or about women and be sure to include an appropriate scripture or inspirational sentiment.

Our sponsor this week is Michelle Perkett
 
 
I think this image is so pretty--I love the whimsy and the sentiment is perfect!   Thank You Michelle Perkett for the sweet image to work with this week!
 

 

Image/Sentiment—Michelle Perkett Fire Digital Image

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink, Petals and Paisley Designer Series Paper 

Accessories—Copic Markers; Pink Flower with White Brad

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.



Sunday, August 11, 2013

Harvest Blessing


This the second card I entered in the card challenge at Camp Stamp-in-Oga earlier this month.  Sarah, the head counselor, proposed two challenges—a sketch one and a color one.  It was a great sketch to follow and I thought both cards turned out well. The other card was posted last week in case you missed it.

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Harvest Blessings

Cardstock-
SU Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Comfort Café DSP

Ink—SU
Cajun Craze

Accessories—Nestabilities Circle Dies; Bronze Brads
 



Saturday, August 10, 2013

Unity ~ Unidentified Image Swap


This is the card for the 9th 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 April.  She will swap the cards and include the next image that Laura Jean, our next hostess, provides in our return envie.  And then we get to do it all again!!!!

The image--well really a sentiment--that April asked us to create a card with,  is so perfect for any occasion.  I love the saying and it will be great to see how others use it.  I thought it would work well for a gate-fold card.  Here is the inside:


 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:  Unity-Enjoy, Explore, Believe
 
Cardstock/DSP:  PTI White; Stampin' Up Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Patterns Stack Designer Series Paper
 
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
 
Accessories:  SU Peach Parfait Stitched Ribbon, SU Flower Brad inside of Cream Prima Flower; Photo Corner Punches;  Ribbon,  Button Brad