Monday, June 30, 2014

SOTC Masculine Card


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!  Gael is our hostess for June and she posted the following:

Have you ever noticed that the majority of masculine-labeled cards are either football/baseball, hunting/fishing, golf, tools, Nascar? Not one of those themes would be appropriate for The Man in my house. Therefore, your challenge is to create a man's card that has NONE of those stereotypical things that first spring to mind. Also, you must use at least one non-earth tone somewhere on your card. (In other words, something bright)

I love this masculine Stampin' Up set Dapper Dad and have used all three of the stamps. I took out the shoe stamp and matched it up with some argyle patterned paper--and I hope Gael thinks this green is bright! 



Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Dapper Dad/Really Retro

Cardstock—SU Old Olive, Gina K Fresh Asparagus; PTI Rustic Cream; Graphic 45 A Proper Gentlemen Collection-Sporting Aristocrat Patterned Paper


Ink—SU Old Olive


Accessories—SU Punches; Cream Brads;




Saturday, June 28, 2014

Calendar Girls "Calendar" Card



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


Since we are the CALENDAR Girls I was thinking we should make cards that reflect the months of the year or days of the week.

I found these sayings about a few of the months:

Slow as Molasses in January
January Brings a New Year
Beware the Ides of March (William Shakespeare "Julius Caesar")
March, In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb
April Showers Bring May Flowers
June is Bustin' Out All Over (Oscar Hammerstein)
July Fireflies Bring August Skies
September Leaves Gives Chance for October Scares

And here are some yearly days of the week.:

Fat Tuesday
Black Friday
Good Friday
Palm Sunday

So the challenge is to make a card that reflects your interpretation of one of the above sayings about the months or one of the four listed days. (Maybe you know another saying about months of the year you like. You can use that saying.)

In your blog post let us know what saying or day your card reflects.


I went with Fat Tuesday and grabbed a Penny Black stamp that puts a smile on my face every time I see it!  Yes, this cow is a bit fat, but she is trying to see how much weight she has gained this summer, grazing in the pasture.

 
 
Here is the inside of my card: 




Now, I am not sure I would send this card to anyone who is actually on a diet or working hard to lose weight--but I might think about it!

I hope Deb and the other Calendar Girls like my "Calendar" card!

Image/Sentiment—Penny Black Utterly Fabulous/Stampin' Up Express Yourself

Cardstock—Gina K White and Black; Reminisce Cow Print Patterned Paper 

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Copic Markers; White Button Brads; Black Grosgrain Ribbon


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.



Friday, June 27, 2014

Snow Angels in the Winter


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--make a card for kids.  The challenge runs from June 27th to July 3rd.  Our sponsor this week is Paper Nest Dolls

I thought this little girl was too cute!  This is also my favorite pack of winter paper as I am sure many of you are aware as I do use it often!  I hope you like my card!



Here is the inside of my card:



 
Image/Sentiment—Paper Nest Dolls-Snow Angel Ellie Digital Stamp

Cardstock—
Gina K White; Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Winter Frost DSP

Accessories—Copic Markers; Quickutz Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Bermuda Bay Candy Dot and Brad


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.




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Chocolate Makes it Worthwhile


This is the second of two cards I made for Elke's Caffeinated swap on SCS.  I have quite a few stamps that I could use and went with one that just puts a smile on my face.   I posted the other card I made for this swap last Saturday if you want to check it out.

 
Image/Sentiment—Crackerbox Palace--no name or number on the package

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso; Hot of the Press-Paper Pizazz-Yummy Coffee Bean Patterned Paper

Ink--SU Early Espresso

Accessories--Yellow Brads; Nesties Labels; Coffee Twill Tape


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lucille Ball Says.........



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. I think this stamp is so honest and I know of a few people that will love this card!

Here is the inside of my card:


 
Image/Sentiment—A*Muse Birthday Greetings

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Night of Navy, So Saffron; Carta Bella It's a Celebration Numbers-Candles Patterned Paper

Ink--SU Real Red

Accessories--SU Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red Brads; Nesties Scalloped Long Rectangles



Monday, June 23, 2014

Kidlettes!



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

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

 
The theme for this challenge is For Kids
 
It runs from June 23rd to July 6th
 
Nikki from Melonheadz, has many sweet images of children available--it was a hard choice to make for this card.  So--I picked this cute little girl in bright colors to show off summer flowers.  I hope you like my summer card!

 

 
Here is the inside of my card:


Image/Sentiment—Melonheadz Kidlettes Girl Image

Cardstock—Gina K White;  Stampin' Up So Saffron, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi; Echo Park Paper Bundle of Joy Pat-a-cake patterned paper

Accessories—Blue Brads and Yellow Flower Brad; SU 1/2" Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

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, June 21, 2014

The Chocolate Lover's Survival Guide

 
This is one of two cards I made for Elke's Caffeinated swap on SCS.  I have quite a few stamps that I could use and went with one that just puts a smile on my face.   I will post the other card I made for this swap next week if you want to check it out.

Here is the inside of my card:



 
Image/Sentiment—Morning Star Stamp--no name or number on the package

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Peach Parfait, Chocolate Chip, Poppy Parade; My Mind's Eye Tres Jolie-Baby Girl Polka Dot Patterned Paper

Ink--SU Poppy Parade

Accessories--SU Chocolate Chip Brads, Chocolate Chip 15/16" Satin Ribbon



Friday, June 20, 2014

Bugaboo Merry Christmas


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 the picture  on CSAYL webpage for inspiration.  The challenge runs from June 20th to the 26th.  Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Digital Stamps

I really, really like Bugaboo digital stamps.  This one is a bit different than others that I have used, but I sure like it!   I hope you like my card!



Here is the inside of my card:


 
Image/Sentiment—Bugaboo Merry Christmas Digital Stamps

Cardstock—
Gina K White; Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Winter Frost DSP

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Island Indigo Candy Dot and Brad


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.




Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sick as a Dog




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

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor this week is QKR Digital Stamps and the challenge runs from June 18th to July 1st

The theme for this challenge is Distress It.
 
I am not sure that my card is too distressed--however I think this sweet dog is a bit distressed that he is in bed with a cast on his foot!  So--I do believe that I met the challenge this week!  What do you think?


 
Here is the inside of my card-
 
 
 
Image/Sentiment—QKR Stampede Sick as a Dog Digital Image/Stampin' Up Express Yourself Sentiment

Ink—SU Early Espresso
 
Cardstock—Gina K White; SU Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso; Bo Bunny A Gift of Love-Olivia Dot Patterned Paper

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Tag Punch, Early Espresso 5/8" Satin Ribbon

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, June 17, 2014

{PIN}Spirational Challenge



I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges


The Challenge runs June 17th to the 30th
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:
 


One of our sponsors this week is Delicious Doodles.  I really liked the image of the wonderful deck chair--reminds me of a picnic in the summer.  I hope you like my card!
 
 

Here is the inside of my card:

 

Image—Delicious Doodles Deck Chair Digital Image 

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, Daffodil Delight; American Crafts Lucky Laugh-Neapolitan Patterned Paper

Accessories—Copic Markers; Pistachio Pudding Brads; Daffodil Delight Taffeta 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.



Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dueling Darlings and Gardens!


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

The theme is Gardening. 
We had a cute moose image--Garden Riley.  Tami also sent along some sweet papers and using some of them was a great challenge.  Tami set a couple that were 1/4 circles and I really wanted to use one of them.  So--I trimmed part of one side off and put it in the corner of my card.  Tami also sent a variety of embellishments and I did try to use a few of them.

Tami also asked us to share a gardening tip--well.................  water and manure are two great tips for any gardener.  And--a greenhouse helps for spring planting in Wisconsin!

 
Here is the inside of my card with a Inky Antics Sentiment:


Image/SentimentRiley and Company-Garden Riley/Inky Antics Butterflies and Garden set Sentiment

PaperStampin' Up White, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green; My Little Shoebox Farmers Market-Farm Fresh; KI Memories-Family Time
Brown
Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--Copic Markers; Flowers; Dotted Ribbon; Button with Baker's Twine; Butterfly Gem; Orange Glitter Gems


I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Riley and Company--Terrific Texture
Stamping Sensations--Animal Antics
Addicted to Stamps--Outdoors  
Brown Sugar--Summer
The Stamping Boutique--Flower Embellishment


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!



Friday, June 13, 2014

One Layer Christmas Card



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 one layer.  The challenge runs from June 13th to the 19th

I struggle with one layer cards as I love to use layers and more layers and even more layers.  I had an idea in my mind and I think I pulled it off.  I used one of my Stampin' Up Embossing Folders called Holiday Frame and added a cute Santa face in the middle.  It needed something to jazz it up a bit, so I took out a sheet of rhinestones and add some to give it some sparkle.  I hope you like my card!


 
Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Best of Christmas

Cardstock—
SU Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Ink—SU
Cherry Cobbler

Accessories—SU Holiday Frame Embossing Folder; Rhinestones

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.