Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SOTC Favorites!


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!  Carol is our hostess for April and May--she posted the following:

The theme for this round is going to be Unique-Special-You!
God made us after His own image, however, we don't all think, act or look alike. Of course, we all love paper crafting though! So that being said, I would like to have you make cards unique to YOU! I would love you to use your favorite shape, color scheme, embellishment, layout ...what ever you really like to use in papercrafting. I can't wait to see what each of you create!


Well--there are many favorites on this card:
  • Favorite Stamp Company--Whipper Snapper
  • Favorite Colors--Red, White, Blue
  • Favorite Summer Holiday--4th of July
  • Favorite Embellishments--Ribbon and Brads
And Carol's Favorite--Glitter!



Here is the inside of my card:


Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Grill Sergeant

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Night of Navy; Reminisce July Sparkle Patterned Paper


Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories—Copic Markers Red Stars Brads; Red, White and Blue Stripe Ribbon




Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Always and Forever


This is one of the two cards I made for Carla's Wedding or Anniversary swap on SCS.  I took one spot in each category, so check back in a few days for the Anniversary Card. 

I inked up a Gina K set that had not been used yet--and I really like it!

Here is the inside of my card:

 
Image/Sentiment—Gina K Always and Forever

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, So Saffron; Pebbles Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Cake Patterned Paper

Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--Black and White Glitter Brads; EK Punch



Monday, April 28, 2014

We love circles........ & recess!

 
 
 
If you are looking for my Calendar Girls card, please scroll down.
 
 


I am back again with another card for the Melonheadz Challenge.

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

 
The theme for this challenge is Lots of Circles
 
It runs from April 28th to May 11th
 
They challenged us to use circles and I sure did.  Embossed Background, patterned paper and the image all have circles!  Plus, there is a round button!


 
Here is the inside of my card, with more circles. 


Image/Sentiment—Melonheadz Hula Hoop Girl and Love Recess Digital Images

Cardstock—Gina K White;  Stampin' Up Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight; We R Memory Keepers Simply Spring-Springtime patterned paper

Accessories—Cuttlebug Rellie Rave; Yellow button with Baker's Twine

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.



Calendar Girls Flowers

If you are looking for my Melonheadz Challenge card, please scroll up.
 


It is the 28th of the month, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls! We are now in our fourth year of posting and it has been a blast.  Wonderful Challenges--Great Fun--Sweet Creations--and Awesome Friendships!

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.  Carol is the hostess this month and she posted the following challenge


For the challenge this month, I thought quite a bit about the challenge. As you know, we will be posting after Easter so with that in mind I thought I'd do a Mothers Day challenge. When I was a child my mom would encourage my dad to get little carnation corsages in pink or red for each of us girls and mom to wear to church on Mothers Day. According to her (and the intranet), if a woman's mother was alive the females in the family would don a red or pink flower (mostly carnations, but not a rule) and if her mom had passed, the female would wear a white flower, and would visit the grave of her mom and place a white carnation on her grave. My mom's dad would do this when she was a child and mom loved the tradition. What I would like you to do this month is create a card or project using the color that would describe your mom. As an extra I would like for you to share a special memory of your mom from when you were little (if you are comfortable with that) so we can learn a bit about the wonderful ladies who raised such beautiful paper crafters... 

I do have quite a few stamps with flowers and debated between two.  One had Iris flowers on it and this one with Lily of the Valley.  My mom had both of those flowers around the house  where I was raised and I loved and still enjoy both of them.  However, I went with this image as we have some Lily of the Valley growing at our house that came from my mom's garden. It is one of the spring flowers I look forward to seeing pop through the ground and bloom.  Plus, they are white, which reflect back on Carol's challenge.  I also added some glimmer glitter in the middle of the embossed flowers honor of Carol--our glitter queen!  I used my yellow Wink of Stella glitter pen, which has been used very little since I bought them a few months ago.  I also fussy cut the image, which I rarely do--though I admire it on many of the cards that my Calendar Girls create!



 
Here is the inside of my card: 



Image/Sentiment—Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Lily of the Valley

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Old Olive, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Petals & Paisley Designer Series Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Yellow Brads; Copic Markers; SU Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder; Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Pen


Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us.  I am sure you will enjoy all the wonderful creations!  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us this month.






Sunday, April 27, 2014

It's Your Birthday Birdie


This is the second of the two cards I made for Jennifer's Feathered Friends swap on SCS.  I really like this stamp and it is from one of my favorite stamp companies--Whipper Snapper!  And--I also used one of my favorite packs of DSP--Birthday Basics!

Here is the inside of my card:

 
 
Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper It's Your Birthday Birdie

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper

Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--SU Raspberry Ripple Satin Stitched Ribbon; Brads; Copic Markers



Saturday, April 26, 2014

Happy Spring!


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 is Spring.  I thought this paper was too cute and wanted to showcase, so I went with a sentiment only.

Image/Sentiment—Penny Black April Showers

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Yo Yo Yellow, Green Galore, Only Orange; Jillibean Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup-Chicken Thighs

Ink— SU Only Orange;

Accessories—Flower Brad; Nesties Tag Trio Dies; Yellow Button; Yellow Velvet Ribbon



Friday, April 25, 2014

Christmas Toodles

 
I am back with another card for our weekly challenge for the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long (CSAYL) team. 

http://christmasstampin.blogspot.com/
 
The theme for this week's challenge is Anything Goes--use ribbon as the only embellishment.

Our sponsor this week is Broken Box. and the challenge runs from April 25th to May 3rd
 
I think this lady appears to have a great attitude and sure looks spunky with the candy canes in her hair!
 

 
Here is the inside of my card:



Be sure to check out all of the wonderful creations the rest of the design team has posted this week--click here for the link to the blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed.  
 

Image/Sentiment—Broken Box Xmas Doodles Digital Image

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Baked Brown Sugar and Seasons Of Style Designer Series Paper

Accessories—Copic Markers; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon

I hope you will play along this week with Christmas Stampin' All Year Long 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 as well as being posted on the CSAYL Blog.




Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sing a New Song



This is one of the two cards I made for Jennifer's Feathered Friends swap on SCS.  I realized after I signed up that I have quite a few "feathered" stamps--and inked up this Unity stamp that has not been used before!

Here is the inside of my card:


 
Image/Sentiment—Unity Sing a New Song

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Midnight Muse, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Patterns Stack Designer Series Paper

Ink--SU Midnight Muse and Marina Mist

Accessories--SU Punch, Marina Mist 5/8" Satin Ribbon



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Glittered Dancing Ladies

 


 I am back with another card for The Crafters Café Challenge Blog (TCCCB).  

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

The theme for this weeks challenge is Add Glitter and the challenge runs from April 23rd to the 29th

Our sponsor this week is Rick St. Dennis

These ladies look like they are having a wonderful time!  I used pink glitter paper for the background, a purple brad in the corner and white glittered ribbon as an additional embellishment.  I think the card meets this week's challenge--do you?!

 
 
Image/Sentiment—AP Style Dancing Ladies
 
Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Strawberry Slush, Raspberry Ripple, Pink Glitter Paper

Accessories—Glittered Brad, Glitter Ribbon, Copic Markers

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, April 22, 2014

Princess Dress Card



I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges


The Challenge runs April 22nd to May 5th 
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:

 


Our sponsor this week is Creations by AR
 
http://www.creationsbyar.com/

 
There were some wonderful templates for dresses and I thought I would make a spring dress--now, where is Spring!?
 
 

 


Image—Creations by AR Princess Dress Card Template 

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight and Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper

Accessories—Daffodil Taffeta Ribbon; Ivory Pearls; Glittery Rose

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, April 21, 2014

D. Morgan Rhapsody in Green & Blue


Here is the final card that I created from our "card of the month kit"  challenge.  In February, I received 10 kits, a different one from each of the other 10 ladies in the group. I then had two months to complete and post the cards--and it has taken pretty much the entire two months!  This is card #10--and I think I saved the most challenging one for last.  This card kit was from Darlene and she sure knows me!

Darlene loves D. Morgan stamps and has quite a collection of her great images.  She also knows that I love them--though I so afraid to color them and make a card, because of the detail in each image.  She also sent some wonderful paper and embellishments.  However, I wanted the image to be the focal point of the card, so I did not use much "extra" on the card.  I am saving all of those items for other projects.

Darlene sent some great shiny paper--in green and blue.  That is what I used over the base of my card.

 

Here is the inside of my card, with a piece of patterned paper behind the white paper.  I added the ribbon with the shell design here!



Image/Sentiment—Stamps Happen D. Morgan Rhapsody in Green & Blue

Cardstock—White, Stampin' Up So Saffron; DCWV Shimmer Stack

Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--Copic Markers; Twine; Antique Brass Brad; American Traditional Designs Silver Shell Ribbon

So--this is the last of the card kits--it has been a blast to receive them and a wonderful challenge to make each of them. I do plan to join more card kit swaps on SCS to continue to branch out and enjoy other stamp companies.  I hope you too have enjoyed checking out all of the wonderful kits sent to me!



Sunday, April 20, 2014

Wild About You



Happy and Blessed Easter!

I am here with a card I created from a kit I received in February from Laura Jean.  This project is a "card of the month kit" that was just started by Jeanette on SCS. Each month, one of the ladies will receive a kit from each of the other participants.  There are 11 of us in the group, so each person will get 10 different card kits the month they are "up"!  Well--I was up first--for February.  We get all of the kits by the end of the month and then we have the next two months to create a card.  So--I have until the end of April to make and post all of the kits.  This is card #9, so I have one more to go--tomorrow is Darlene's!

Laura Jean sent two cute animal images and I went with the giraffe.  I think that is more of an Easter animal than a zebra, right?   I thought all of the papers were too cute and had a hard time picking which ones to use.



Here is the inside of my card with a sweet banner that LJ included:




Image/Sentiment—Lawn Fairy Critters in the Savannah

Cardstock—White, Stampin' Up Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Calypso Coral; Crate Paper Neighborhood Collection Patterned Paper

Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--Copic Markers; SU Oval Punches; So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon; Brown Button with Baker's Twine; Checkered Brad; Banner Flag 

Please be sure to check back tomorrow for my last card.



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Being Properly Caffeinated


Here is a card that I created from a kit I received in February from Jeanette.  This project is a "card of the month kit" that was just started by Jeanette on SCS. Each month, one of the ladies will receive a kit from each of the other participants.  There are 11 of us in the group, so each person will get 10 different card kits the month they are "up"!  Well--I was up first--for February.  We get all of the kits by the end of the month and then we have the next two months to create a card.  So--I have until the end of April to make and post all of the kits.  I have two more to go--tomorrow and Monday!

Jeanette sent 3 images and some great sentiments, all related to caffeine!  She does know me well.............  shhhh-I did not say that!  There were some great papers too and it was hard to chose which ones to you!  I loved the dotted ribbon, so I went with Bermuda Bay as the accent color.


Here is the inside of my card with one of the funny sentiments and two layers of the great patterned paper Jeanette sent!




Image/Sentiment—Kraftin' Kimmie Hey Hot Stuff/Art Impressions Caffeinated Sentiment

Cardstock—White, Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Early Espresso; Canvas Corp Coffee Stamps on Kraft; Paper Studio Chevron Wood Plank Patterned Papers

Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--Copic Markers; Mug Brad; Teapot Charm; Various Ribbons; Button with Fiber; Corner Rounder 

Please be sure to check back later this month for the last two cards.