Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I am on the TCCCB Team!


I am so thrilled to share this news with you!  I have been chosen to be on the designing team for The Crafters Café Challenge Blog (TCCCB).  There are two teams and I am on Team A.  The challenges are on Wednesdays and team A is posting today. Next Wednesday will be Team B's turn.

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

 
The theme for this challenge is Ribbon and/or Lace 

Our sponsor for my image was Fred She Said

http://fred-she-said-store.blogspot.com/
 
Our challenge runs from January 29th to February 4th
 
There were some great images to chose from and I picked Emma and Cake--colored.  Aren't the colors wonderful?  And she sure is a sweet image!
 
  
Here is the inside of my card.
 
 
 

Image/Sentiment—Fred She Said Emma and Cake Digital Image

Cardstock—Gina K White, Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Karen Foster Design Birthday Collage Patterned Paper

Accessories—Yellow Button with blue fiber; Ivory Lace, Yellow Brads

I hope you will play along this week with The Crafter's Café Challenge Blog too! Be sure to go to the 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.



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

International Day of Older Persons

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

It is the 28th of the month, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls! This is the fourth anniversary of the first post by our group and it has been a great three years!

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.  Jeanette is the founder of the group--and no, that does not mean she is really old.  She also decided on the theme for this month
and here is her challenge for the group.

Jeanette posted--If you’ve ever been any of the swap threads that I participate in, you know that I like holidays, normal ones, weird one, funny ones. EVERY day is worth a celebration. So, for this month’s Calendar Girl challenge, I want you to select a holiday that is CLOSE TO your own birthday and make a card for that holiday.

Here are the “holidays” that are noted for my birthday, October 1st:  Balloons Around The World Day, CD Player Day, Fire Pup Day, International Day of Older Persons, International Music Day, Model T Day, National Lace Day, World Vegetarian Day.  Also, the week of October 1-7 is Walk Your Dog Week.


So—I am sure that any of you who know Jeanette would understand why I picked  “International Day of Older Persons” holiday.  Why would I want to disappoint Jeanette on her month of hosting?!  It is clearly a holiday that needs to be observed for her, I mean, in "OUR" honor!  This is said by the woman who is "known as older than dirt"!

Here is the inside of my card: 
 
This sentiment just makes me hoot--and reminds me of a few of the Calendar Girls who came for a visit last April.  I am not sure we will be able to do it again this year--but look out 2015!  I am hoping we can get together then and hopefully add a few other GC to the gathering!

Image/Sentiment—Art Impressions Celeste Set

Cardstock—Stampin' Up Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White and Creative Imaginations Wine Patterned Paper

Ink—SU Raspberry Ripple and Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—SU Labels Thinlits; Black Button with Red Floss; Copic Markers;

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 that honor lessor known holidays! All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us this month



Party-time Cat!

 If you are looking for my Calendar Girl post, please scroll up 
 

I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges


January 28 to February 3

 
Here's the photo to inspire us:

 

Our sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs
 
 http://meljensdesigns.com/
 
There were some wonderful images that we could pick from.  We had choices of many images with cupcakes and then this cute party guy!  So--I picked him.....  Thanks so much for the images--Meljen's Designs!

 
 

Here is the inside of my card.
 
 
 

Image/Sentiment—Meljen's Designs Part-time Cat Digital Image

Cardstock—Gina K White, Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Early Espresso; Imaginisce Patterned Paper

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon; Green Pearls;

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.



Sunday, January 26, 2014

Happy Birthday


Last Friday, I hosted a Stampin' Up party at my demo Sarah's studio.  We had a blast and Sarah had some sweet projects for us to make.  The ladies that came were a part of a hostess club a few years ago with another demo who is not longer hosting events--so it was wonderful to see everyone again.  Yes, we did have a few laughs!  We also had an optional swap and this is the card that I made.  Thanks ladies for a wonderful evening.........

 
 
I am so loving this style of card and how it showcases the designer paper.
 

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up You're Amazing

Cardstock—Gina K White; SU Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit and Birthday Basics DSP

Ink—SU Raspberry ripple

Accessories--SU Green and Red Brads



Friday, January 24, 2014

Wine and Friends!


Mindy is hosting a swap on SCS called Women and Wine.  Now--that does not mean that all Women drink Wine!  These were the two categories we could chose from and I took a spot in each.

Here is the inside of my card:


 
Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Wine Tastes Better

Cardstock—Gina K White, Dark Chocolate, Tan Leather and Cranberry Tart; Creative Imaginations Time for Wine Patterned Paper

Ink—Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler

Accessories--Red Grosgrain Ribbon; Red Brads; Wine Glass Brad;




Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Love Heart

 
This card is for the monthly swap that Pam hosts on SCS.  Each month we make 10 cards and include a matching envelope.  They can be any theme for any month.  All of the swappers are wonderful and I have receive awesome cards each and every month.  For January, I went with a Love Theme!
 
Here is the inside of my card: 




 
Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Love Heart 


Cardstock—Gina K White; SU Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip; Pink Pirouette Paper Patterns DSP

Ink—SU Rose Red

Accessories--SU Heart Punch and Heart Framelits; Nesties Heart Dies; Chocolate Chip Brads; SU Chocolate Chip 15/16" Satin Ribbon; Brown Button with Pink Baker's Twine




Monday, January 20, 2014

I am on the Melonheadz Design Team


I am so excited!  I have been chosen to be on the designing team for Melonheadz.  I have been in love with their images for the past year and I know I will have a blast being a DT for the company.

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

 
The theme for this challenge is Winter Fun. 
 
It runs from January 20th to February 2nd
 
With the 2014 Olympics starting soon, I chose an ice hockey image from the Winger Games Bundle.  I love the smile on the face of this guy (or gal).
 
 
Here is the inside of my card.
 
 
 

Image/Sentiment—Melonheadz Marsha's Winter Games Bundle Digital Image

Cardstock—Gina K White, Stampin' Up Midnight Muse, Night of Navy, Real Red; Scrappin' Sports & More  Defining Winter Patterned Paper

Accessories—Blue Snowflake 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.



Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mystery Revealed ~ Dino-Mite!



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.   Kate is the hostess this month and she chose a cute Stampin' Up image.   Kate will swap the cards--then send us the next image,  which Mae 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!   

I am not sure what this fold is called--but I received a card recently made this way.  So--I got out my ruler and measured all of the parts and the folds.  I really like it! 

Here are two more pictures with the two flaps opened:




I left the inside of the card blank so the recipients can add whatever they want.  I hope everyone who gets my card likes my card!

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Dino-Mite

Cardstock— SU Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Old Olive; Echo Park Paper Scoot Journaling Card

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black;


Accessories—
Copic Markers; Olive and Orange Brads;

I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge ~ For a Young One
Crafts 4 Eternity ~ Fancy Folds
Sister Act Card Challenge ~ #40-Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers ~ Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz ~ It's a Boy Thing



Friday, January 17, 2014

30 & 30 = Happy 60th!


This card is for my best bud Claudia's 60th birthday, which was on Tuesday.  We are having supper with her tonight, so it is not late..................  I love this retired Stampin' Up set--Over the Hill. However, it does not have a number 60.  So, since I was a teacher in the past, though not in the math area, I knew that 30 and 30 does still make 60! 
 
Here is the inside of my card: 
 


 
Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Over the Hill


Cardstock—Gina K White; SU Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Old Olive; Imaginisce B-day Bash-Surprise?

Ink—SU Cherry Cobbler

Accessories--Brown Button with Brown Baker's Twine; SU Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon




Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Angels Among Us


It is the 15thof the month and that means we get to show off another Dueling Darlings challenge. Our hostesses for January are Carol for the Divas and Melina for the Dazzlers. 
The theme that Carol and Melina decided on for our challenge is Angels!  Or, as Carol stated......"Angels Among Us".  Carol wrote the following:
Whenever I think of Angels, I think of peace, tranquility and beautiful scenery/flower gardens, so that is the trip I took. 

Carol send us two images--the sweet one that I used and the other one that you might see on some of the other Diva blogs. 




I really wanted to use the string of pearls and are very cute on the card.  They really are straight, though the picture does not reflect that.

Here is the inside of my card.  



I really loved all of the sweet papers and embellishments that were in the kit.  I thought of Carol when I used the glittery paper--she is the Glitter Queen.... I mean Angel!

Thanks Carol for a great theme and a wonderful kit to play with this month.

Image/SentimentUnknown Angel Stamp

PaperGina K White; Stampin' Up Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Pistachio Pudding; Basic Grey Sweet Threads and K&C Flower Designer Papers

InkMemento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--String of Pearls; Quickutz Swirls Embossing Folder ; White Flowers; Nesties Ovals and Deckled Oval Dies; Clear Rhinestones

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 Angel Cards that have been created this month!

Also--I am entering my card into the following challenges:
The Crafters Cafe Blog Challenge ~ Bling
Creative Moments of Craft ~ Buttons & Pearls
Simon Says Stamp ~ Emboss It
Artistic Inspirations ~ Feminine
Crafting From the Heart ~ Buttons or Pearls
Through the Purple Haze ~ Anything Goes



Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Coffee....


I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges


January 14 to 20
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:

 

Our sponsor this week is Fresh Brewed Designs
 
http://freshbreweddesigns.com/
 
There were some wonderful images that we could pick from.  The first one I chose, a food truck, was not available in a digital image.  So--I went with a cup of coffee to go--and went with the colors of the photo!  Thanks so much for the images--Fresh Brewed Designs!


Here is a close up of the sentiment along with the ribbon I used:
 


Here is the inside of my card.
 

 

Image/Sentiment—Fresh Brewed Designs Warm and Cozy Latte Digital Image and Art Impressions Cathy Caffeine sentiment

Cardstock—Gina K White, Stampin' Up Basic Black, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Mocha Morning DSP

Ink—SU Early Espresso

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Early Espresso 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Punches; White and Brown Pearls; Frames 3 Nesting 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.