Friday, May 30, 2014

Prescott for CSAYL Challenge


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 and the challenge runs from May 30th to June 5th .

We do not have a sponsor this week, so I used an image from one of my favorite stamp companies--Whipper Snapper Designs.  His name is Prescott and I think he is a cutie!
 


Here is the inside of my card:
 
 
 
Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Designs Prescott; Northwoods Rubber Stamps Sentiment on the inside

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin’ Up Pacific Point

Cardstock—PTI Night Sky Glimmer (Navy); Bazzill Bling White; Neenah Classic Solar White; Little Yellow Bicycle Snow Window DSP

Accessories—White Satin Ribbon; White Snowflake Brad; Blue Mitten Brads; Icicle Stickles; Copic Markers 

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, May 29, 2014

Grill Sergeant



About 10 days ago, I had the privilege to host three of my SCS friends at my house for a day of stamping.  Carol came the day before and spent the entire weekend.  Terry met the two of us at Camp Stamp-in-Oga Saturday morning for stamp class.  We then went shopping to Creative Pals--home of Whipper Snapper stamps and lunch at Stir Crazy.  Terry came back to the house and then LJ came from Madison to join us for a late afternoon and evening of stamping.  We had a blast!   And, we even had a wonderful supper of chicken marsala over rice and fresh asparagus--prepared by my roomie.  And, apple pie baked in a bag, fresh from the Elegant Farmer.  Yum--Yum!!!!

Each of us brought a card kit for the other three to make.  I would not want anyone to be disappointed if I did not pick a Whipper Snapper image!  I used one of my favorites!  I had some options for sentiments on the inside--Happy Birthday, Happy Father's Day, Happy 4th of July, etc.  I really like gate-fold cards and I like how this one turned out.  I hope Carol, Terry and LJ did too!

 

 
 Here is the inside of my card:

 
Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Grill Sergeant

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Midnight Muse; Pebbles John Adams-Thomas Jefferson

Ink--Memento Tuxedo Back

Accessories--Copic Markers; Tiny Red, White and Blue Brads



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Gone Fishing



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


Well, it is May and I always like to honor my father this month.  So, to celebrate him (and fathers every where) let us make a masculine celebratory card with any SCS sketch that ends in 25 (the year he was born).  Please let us know which sketch you used and a memory of a special man in your life!


I checked out the four sketches on SCS that end in the number 25.  I went with the first one, #25

 sc25.jpg


I then decided to check out my favorite stamp company, Whipper Snapper, to see what might work with this.  I found the perfect image and the idea was born.  I think all of the elements go well together--from the embossing folder, to the brad & ribbon and finally the sentiment in the inside.



 
Here is the inside of my card: 



The special man in my life would be my dad or my brother.  My dad loved to fish, but as a farmer, he never really retired as he lived and worked on his farm until the day he died.  But--he promised to take us fishing if we finished whatever chores were current when I was growing up on the farm--picking stones, baling hay, etc.  My two nephews still remember those promises and we laugh about them as we rarely did go fishing!  My brother is a retired teacher and spent many summer vacations fishing in northern Wisconsin.  He is the dad of those two nephews, so he too had some of those same days working on the farm............ Great Memories of times with a rod and real with both of them!

I hope April and the other Calendar Girls like my Masculine Sketch!

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Fishing Chicken/Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock—Gina K White; SU Old Olive, So Saffron and Sahara Sand

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Copic Markers; Cuttlebug Chicken Wire Embossing Folder; Gone Fishing Brad; Fishing Ribbon; SU Punches


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, May 25, 2014

The Real Voyage of Discovery



This is the second of two cards I made for Cathy's Thinking of You swap on SCS.  I thought this sentiment was a good choice to send to someone who is facing some difficult decision.  I posted the other card I made on May 11th if you want to check it out.

Here is the inside of my card:


 
 
Image/Sentiment—The Rubber Café-Voyage of Discovery/Stampin' Up Express Yourself

Cardstock—Gina K White; SU Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate, Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper 

Ink--SU Chocolate Chip

Accessories--SU Purely Pomegranate 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon; Close to Cocoa Brads



Friday, May 23, 2014

Caroling Snowman

 
 
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 and the challenge runs from May 23rd to the 29th.

We do not have a sponsor this week, so I used a pre-colored digi from Meljen's Designs that I just love.
 

 
This is the inside of my card with a sentiment from Our Daily Bread:


 
Image/Sentiment—Meljen's Designs Caroling Snowman (pre-colored)/ Sentiment Our Daily Bread Peace & Joy
 
Ink--Stampin' Up Bravo Burgundy

Cardstock—Gina K White; SU Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy and Old Olive; Lily Bee Design Jingle-Egg Nog/Peppermint/Tinsel Patterned Papers

Accessories—SU Burgundy Button; Burgundy Floss, Micro Burgundy Brads

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.



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Flora Fairy



I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges


The Challenge runs May 20th to June 2nd
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:
 

One of our sponsors this week is Stamp Art by Kathryn
 
I thought this image was sweet and loved coloring it up!
 
 
 
 
 
Image—Stamp Art by Kathryne Flora Fairy Digital Image 

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Pear So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss and A Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper

Accessories—Copic Markers; Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon; Paper Flower with Yellow Brad in the center

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, May 19, 2014

Many of My Smiles


This is the second of two cards I made for Cathy's Friends swap on SCS.  I had not inked up this Unity stamp, and I think I will use it often.  I posted the other card I made for this swap on Saturday if you want to check it out.

Here is the inside of my card:


 
Image/Sentiment—Unity Itty Bitty-Many of My Smiles

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Old Olive, Soft Sky, Really Rust, Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper 

Ink--SU Old Olive, Soft Sky

Accessories--SU Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Soft Sky Brads



Sunday, May 18, 2014

Dear Algebra



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.   Darlene is the hostess this month and she picked a hilarious Riley sentiment.   Darlene will swap the cards--then send us the next image,  which Linda is going to sent to her.  I can't wait to get the swap cards back to see how everyone else used the same sentiment. Then everyone gets to do it all over again!   

I just laugh out loud every time I look at this card.  I thought it would be perfect us use some "math" type patterned paper--this is called Geometry!

Here is the inside of my card:



I hope everyone who gets my card likes my card!


Image/Sentiment—Riley Funny Bones-Dear Algebra

Cardstock— Conqueror Diamond White; Gina K Black, Green Grass, Wild Dandelion; Little Yellow Bicycle-Head of the Class-Geometry Patterned Paper


Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—
Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Pencil Brad



Saturday, May 17, 2014

Friendship is Priceless



This is one of two cards I made for Cathy's Friends swap on SCS.  I thought this sentiment was perfect for any wonderful friend!

Here is the inside of my card:


 
Image/Sentiment—Rubbernecker Stamps Little Things

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Soft Sky, Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper 

Ink--SU Baja Breeze

Accessories--SU Baja Breeze 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon; Blue Button Brads; Nestabilities Labels 4



Friday, May 16, 2014

Christmas Mail Snowman


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.

Our sponsor this week is QKR Stampede and the challenge runs from May 16th to the 22nd.
 
I thought the image was too cute.  I love the mailbox, overflowing with presents and the smirk on the snowman's face. 
 
 
 
Here is the inside of my card with a perfect sentiment:

 
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—Anne's QKR Stampede Christmas Mail Snowman Digital Image/Craft Lounge - Be Jolly Sentiment

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Soft Sky; My Mind's Eye Merry Patterned Paper 

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Blue Glitter Brads, 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, May 15, 2014

All About Music Duel



It is the 15thof the month and that means we get to show off another Dueling Darlings challenge. Judy and Paola are the Darlings who came up with the challenge and theme for the teams this month.  Judy is a Diva and Paola is one of the Dazzlers.

The theme is all about music. 
We had a choice of two images to use this kit as well as two sentiments--I used both of those as one is in the inside of my card.  I thought this little girl was too darn cute.  I colored her all up and then realized none of the cute papers Judy sent went with pink!  So, I used the wonderful embossed musical background Judy sent and went with a pink, white and black color theme!  I hope Judy likes my take on her kit.  I sure will use the rest of the papers in the future as they are so pretty!


Here is the inside of my card:

 

Image/SentimentBild Malarna Stamps Mimosa Violin/Verve Beautiful You and Musical notes Sentiments

PaperStampin' Up Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White

Ink—Memento Black

Accessories--Copic Markers Pink Darcie Sheet Music Embossing Folder; Musical Note Brads; Black Ribbon; Black & White Baker's Twine; Sheet Music Washi Tape

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 wonderful cards that have been created this month!



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Coffee Keeps Me Busy



This is the of two cards I made for Deena's Card Mix swap on SCS.  We could use any stamps for any occasion.  I inked up two Riley Funny Bones stamps and the other one was posted yesterday.  I think both of these are a hoot!

Here is the inside of my card:


 
 
Image/Sentiment—Riley & Co Funny Bones stamp

Cardstock—Gina K Ivory Chocolate, Tan Leather; Mocha Patterned Paper

Ink--Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip

Accessories--SU Taupe 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Tan Brads