Monday, September 30, 2013

Crafters of Faith ~ September Challenge

 
 
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!  

Kelly is our hostess for this month--and she gave us a simple challenge:

Anything Goes! 

I used a favorite stamp to make a wedding card.  It will be used as my roomie's nephew is getting married to a wonderful women in October and I am sure they will both like the card!  I heat embossed in gold the outside of the card.
 
Here is the additional sentiment on the inside of the card


 
 
Image/Sentiment—Our Daily Bread 1 Corinthians/Stampin' Up Only Ovals
CardstockStampin' Up Very Vanilla, Silver and Gold; TPC Studio Wedding Gold & Silver Stripe Patterned Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black; Versamark

Accessories—SU Gold Embossing Powder, Oval Punch; Gold Champaign Glasses Brads; Gold Taffeta Ribbon; Silver Twine; Silver Button;

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant Challenges ~ Wedding or Anniversary
Our Daily Bread Designs ~ Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges ~ Use a Bow
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you do check out the other September 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.




Saturday, September 28, 2013

Calendar Girls Birthday Wishes!


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

September is a month full of changes. From the leaves on the trees changing colors, to me changing how old I am.

My challenge to you is to use the attached sketch to create a birthday card. Your card can be for a male or a female but it needs to include one type of embossing....can be dry embossed cardstock or a wet embossed image, your choice!

Have fun with it and create something wonderful! 


Here is the sketch we followed:

 I really like using sketches--it makes the process a whole lot easier and faster! 

 
Here is the inside of my birthday card:



Image/Sentiment—Unity Itty Bitty Candles, Starts & Birthday Wishes

Cardstock—Stampin' Up Real Red, Pacific Point, White; We R Memory Keepers Red, White & Blue Patriotic Alphabet Patterned Paper

Ink—SU Pacific Point

Accessories—Red Stripe Ribbon, Cuttlebug Stars Embossing Folder;

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



Thursday, September 26, 2013

Today is the Oldest You've Ever Been!


This is the second of the three cards I made for Nichole's birthday swap she is hosting on SCS. I love making birthday cards--one of the reasons I took three spots.  I also send out usually 20 or more each month as I am one of the coordinators of the BRAK Volunteers on SCS.  We send out birthday cards each month to members of the RAK forum.

This is one of my favorite Whipper Snapper stamps to use for birthday cards---I love the sentiment!

Plus--I want to give a shout out to my friend Terry on her birthday!

Here is the inside of my card:


Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Designs Oldest You've Ever Been

Cardstock—Stampin' Up Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight; Gina K White, Little Boy Blue; My Mind's Eye Hip Hooray Boy Party Patterned Paper

Ink—SU Daffodil Delight

Accessories—Blue Round Brads; SU Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Working the Land

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

I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges


September 24 - 30
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:
 

Our sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles Yummy Digital Stamps

 
We were provided us with some cute images for this challenge. I really liked the look of this shaded image of a farmer and his trusty horse. Thanks so much Delicious Doodles
 

I decided to go with a simple layout for this card as I wanted the image to be the focal point.  I only used a strip of patterned paper along with a fiber for trim.
 
Image/Sentiment—Delicious Doodles Working the Land Digital Image

Cardstock— Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede;  Gina K White;  The Paper Loft Back Country Forest Patterned Paper

Accessories—Twine

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.



It's Football Time and a Sketch!

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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 #55-Let's Get Sketchy.  Use the sketch below to make a card and be sure to include an appropriate scripture or inspirational sentiment.  That is one thing that I did not include this week...............

Here is the sketch:
 
Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo
 

There were a number of choices of images.  Since we are in the middle of the football season, I decided to go with a football theme.  So--here we have Couch Potato!  Thank You Bugaboo for the great image to work with this week!


Image/Sentiment—Bugaboo Couch Potato Digital Image
 
Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Basic Black; Moxie Grid Iron Extra Point/Flag Football Patterned Paper

Accessories—Football Brad; Copic Markers

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, September 22, 2013

Woo Hoo Birthday!


This is one of the three cards I made for Nichole's birthday swap she is hosting on SCS. I love making birthday cards--one of the reasons I took three spots.  I also send out usually 20 or more each month as I am one of the coordinators of the BRAK Volunteers on SCS.  We send out birthday cards each month to members of the RAK forum.

I inked up one of my newer Stampin' Up sets and I like the way the card turned out. 

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Woo Hoo

Cardstock—SU Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip; Gina K White, Bubblegum Pink; American Crafts Daydreams-Wonderful Day/Joyful Day Patterned Paper

Ink—VersaMagic Jumbo Java

Accessories—Brown Button with Pink/Brown Bakers Twine; SU Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Candy Dot; Copic Markers



Friday, September 20, 2013

Old Mailbox Gate-fold Challenge Card


This is a the card that I am entering in a card contest for stamp show that is coming to Milwaukee.  The show tomorrow and the cards were due to the sponsor last Monday.  The theme is mailboxes and I used a digital stamp for this card. 

There are three winners chosen and each person gets show dollars to spend at the  that day at the stamp show.  Top prize is $100--wish me luck!   I made card is on Friday, the 13th, so that will bring me extra good luck!  I won two free tickets to this stamp show earlier this year--so maybe that is an omen that one of the two cards I am creating will be a winner! 

I really like making gate-fold cards and I tried a new way to make the flap by using ovals as the base.


Here is the inside of my card:


 
Image/Sentiment—Old Mailbox--Sprinkle N' Sparkle Digital Stamp

Cardstock--Gina K White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip; Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Patterned Paper


Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button, 1/4 " Grosgrain Ribbon, Oval Framelits; CTMH Olive Fiber




Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Red Hat Hoots!


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.   April is the hostess this month and she chose some cute Unity images   April will swap the cards--then send us the next image,  which Paola is going to sent to her.  I can't wait to get the swap cards back to see how everyone else used the same image. Then everyone gets to do it all over again!   

When I got this set of images--the owl, party hat and sentiment, I knew right away I wanted to do a Red Hat Lady themed card.  I have some great red hat patterned paper that I have not used in a long time, so I dug it out and created a gate fold card.  I kept the embellishments to a minimum on the front to showcase the great ladies in purple dresses and their awesome assortment of red hats.



Here is the inside of my card:

 

 
I hope everyone who gets my card likes my "take" on Have a Hoot of a Day!


Image/Sentiment—Unity Hoot of a Day

Cardstock— Stampin’ Up Real Red;  Gina K Designs Vibrant Violet; Red Hat patterned paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories—
Copic Markers; SU Punches; Red Hat Brad



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Basket of Apples with Buttons!


 
 
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 #55--Buttons!   Use any image to make a great card, incorporation buttons in some way and share an appropriate scripture or inspirational sentiment.

Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish
 

There were a number of cute images that we were able to chose from.  Our weather has been a bit cool the past few days, so I beginning to think more of fall colors and fall images.  I love to use buttons on many of my cards, so that part was no hard to do.  I also used three layers of ribbon and fibers--I like that look!  Thank You for a great image to use Robyn's Fetish

 
 
Here is the inside of my card:
 
 
 
Image/Sentiment—Robyn's Fetish Basket of Apples Digital Image

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler; Doodlebug Happy Harvest-Apple Orchard Designer Series Paper;

Accessories—Copic Markers; Buttons with Red Fiber; Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip Ribbon with Curry Fiber

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, September 15, 2013

Dueling Darlings are Globetrotting



It is the 15thof the month and that means another Dueling Darlings challenge. Our hostesses for August are Kadie for the Divas and April for the Dazzlers.
 
April and Kadie decided that there are so many cute stamps out right now with different country themes, so we would travel the globe and celebrate culture!  I was given the choice of two Kraftin' Kimmie Moonlight Whispers--Felina of Mexico and the one I used, Melanie of Canada.   I chose that image as we traveled to Montreal, Canada in May and I really loved being in that city.  We stayed in a hotel on the edge of Chinatown--so we had French, Chinese, Japanese, Thai cuisine along with many other ethnicities to enjoy during our visit to a beautiful city.

I really loved all of the papers Kadie sent--from one of my favorite lines--Basic Grey. We also received some cute embellishments--buttons, ribbons, brads along with some sweet travel stickers!



Here is the inside of my card.



Image/SentimentKraftin' Kimmie Moonlight Whispers--Melanie of Canada

PaperPTI White, Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Daffodil Delight; Basic Grey Carte Postale Designer Papers

InkMemento Black

AccessoriesCopic Markers; The Paper Studio metallic Brads; SU Ribbon; Basic Grey Buttons and Airplane Sticker

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 Globetrotting cards that have been created this month!



Friday, September 13, 2013

Fall Mailbox



This is a card that I am entering in a card contest for stamp show that is coming to Milwaukee.  The show is next weekend and the cards are due to the sponsor next Monday.  The theme is mailboxes and I looked for a cute fall digital stamp today. 

There are three winners chosen and each person gets show dollars to spend at the  that day at the stamp show.  Top prize is $100--wish me luck!   Maybe since this card is posted on Friday, the 13th, that will bring me extra good luck!  I won two free tickets to this stamp show earlier this year--so maybe that is an omen that one of the two cards I am creating will be a winner!

Here is the inside of my card:



 
Image/Sentiment—Fall Mailbox-From the Heart Digital Stamp

Cardstock--Gina K White, Pumpkin Spice, Tomato Soup, Dark Chocolate; Imaginisce Fall Patterned Paper


Accessories—Copic Markers; Felt Leaf with Brown Brad; Brown Baker's Twine and Brown Button; Maple Leaf Brad, Nesties labels 28




Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Birthday Bear

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

I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges

 

September 10 - 16
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:


 
Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Digital Stamps

 
 
We were provided us with some cute images for this challenge. There were many sweet bears to chose from and I decided to make a birthday card with the cute bear holding a balloon.   Thanks so much Bugaboo Stamps!

 

Here is the inside of my card: 
 
 
 
 
Image/Sentiment—Bugaboo Girl Bear Digital Image

Cardstock— Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Bermuda Bay; Gina K White, Just Peachy; Imaginisce B-day Bash Surprise Patterned Paper

Accessories—Copic Markers; Cuttlebug Once Upon a Princess Cupcake Embossing Folder;  Baker's Twine and Brown 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.