Saturday, February 28, 2015

SOTC Nautical 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!  We recently added some additional ladies to the group and I am excited to see all of their swap cards too.  Kelly is our hostess for February and she posted the following:

Let's Get Naught-y!"

Indeed that's what we are doing this month - getting *Nautical!* Since most of you know my obsessive love of the ocean, and to get you out of your cold months and winter snow, let's create cards with a nautical theme! Think lighthouses, sailboats, anchors, maps and more, let your creativity flow and your heart 'sail' ♥

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

Sets your sails creating and I 'shore' can't wait to see your cards!


This was a fun challenge and I really need to make more masculine cards, as that is what I think of when I think of nautical.  I really like this retired Stampin' Up stamp and the DSP is one of my favorites!  I also tried something new as I stamped the sailboat image with SU's Night of Navy instead of using black.  I like it!  I layered the Early Espresso Ribbon over a strip of Soft Suede taffeta ribbon.

I hope Kelly and the other "sistahs" like my card:

 


Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Sail Away/inside Setting Sail

Cardstock:  Gina K White; SU Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, Nautical Expeditions Designer Series Paper


Ink:  Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler


Accessories—SU Early Espresso 1/8" Stitched Grosgrain, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Gray Brads; Copic Markers




Friday, February 27, 2015

Bunny Z-Fold Card


This card was made from a card kit sent by Mary.  I am in a card kit group on SCS and this month I am to receive 11 card kits from the other stampers.  I have gotten 5 cards made and have a few more to go............ 

Mary's kit sent a fantastic kit as I had my choice of many cute images, 4 or 5 sheets of DSP and many embellishments!

This was a fun kit to play with and I hope I did OK and that Mary likes my card.


Mary sent a brad along with the matching tag that I used to hold the z-fold in place.  This pictures shows it opened.
 

Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment:  Unknown Images

Ink:  Memento Back

Cardstock:  Neenah White; Stampin' Up Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette and unknown Patterned Paper


Accessories:  Purple Satin Ribbon; Yellow Button Brad; Yellow Brad with matching tag; Punches and Nesties; C
opic Markers



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Puddle Duck



This is a card I made for Mindy's Crazy for Coloring Swap on SCS.  I am sure I will get back some awesome cards!

Here is the inside of my card:

 

Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Designs Puddle Duck

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe; We R Memory Keepers Simply Spring--Springtime/Rainbow Patterned Paper


Accessories:  Yellow Sheer Ribbon; C
opic Markers; Green Brads



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Bad Day of Fishing.......


 

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

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

The theme for this challenge is Lots of Layers

The challenge runs from February 25th to March 3rd

Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Digital Designs
 
They really have some cute images, so please be sure to check them out!

I love layers, so this is an easy challenge for me--and I also really like to make cards with just sentiment stamps! Be sure to look for the "Gone Fishing" brad on the circle on the bottom of my card.............
 
 
Here is the inside of my card--look for the fishing pole brad!

 
 
I think I met the challenge!
 
 
Image/Sentiment:  Stitchy Bear-A Bad Day of Fishing Digital Image
 
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso; The Paper Loft--Hooked on Fishing/Tackle Box Patterned Paper

Accessories:  SU Mellow Moss 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon; Gone Fishing and Fishing Pole Brads; Green Pearls


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, February 24, 2015

Life is a Beach



I am back with another card made from a card kit sent to me this month.  This is from Imke's kit, all the way from Germany!

I think this image is a hoot and with the weather all of having this winter, it is a perfect one to use this month!  This was a fun kit to play with and there were some wonderful items to use.  I hope Imke likes my card.
 

Here is the inside of my card:

 

Image/Sentiment:  Art Impressions Beach Babes

Ink:  MFT Hybrid

Cardstock:  Perfect Coloring Copic White; Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Pool Party; Patterned Paper--unknown vendor


Accessories:  Navy Satin Ribbon; C
opic Markers; Blue Rhinestones; Blue yarn flower with blue button on top



Monday, February 23, 2015

Bunnies and Kisses!



I am back with another card made from a card kit sent to me this month.  This is from Angie's kit.

This was a fun kit to play with and I sure love the sweet image. Angie also sent some cute pink papers and embellishments.  I hope Angie likes my card.
 

Here is the inside of my card:




Image/Sentiment:  Lily of the Valley Stamp

Ink:  Memento Back

Cardstock:  Neenah White; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler; Hearts and Mirrored Patterned Paper--unknown vendor


Accessories—Pink Satin Ribbon; Pink Brads; C
opic Markers



Sunday, February 22, 2015

Heather's Card Kit



This card was made from a card kit sent by Heather.   This was the second card kit I received this month.  Heather sent a sweet kit as I had two cute bird images to choose from, some cute spring time patterned paper along with some great embellishments.  She even sent along a piece of cardstock that was already embossed with a basket weave pattern!

I hope Heather and the others in the group like my card.
 

Here is the inside of my card:


 
 
Image/Sentiment:  Hambo Bird Heads

Ink:  Memento Back

Cardstock:  White; Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Bashful Blue; unknown gold cardstock and patterned paper


Accessories:  C
opic Markers; Gold Corduroy and White Brads; Blue Striped Ribbon; Rhinestones; Basket Weave Embossing Folder



Saturday, February 21, 2015

Happy Anniversary ~ Card Kit


This card was made from a card kit sent by Kristina.  I am in another card kit group on SCS and this month I am to receive 11 card kits from the other stampers. 

Kristina's kit was the first one I got and I am going to make and post them in the order received.  She sent a fantastic kit as I had my choice of two great Heartfelt Creation images, 4 or 5 sheets of DSP, a variety of sentiments  and many, many embellishments!

This was a fun kit to play with and it did challenge me a bit.  I love the images Heartfelt Creations has in their store--but I am a bit challenged to color them at times.  I hope I did OK this time and that Kristina likes my card.

 

Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment:  Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose Scroll/Unknown  Company for Sentiment

Ink:  Memento Back

Cardstock:  Neenah White; Stampin' Up Rose Red, Lucky Limeade, Blushing Bride and unknown SU Designer Series Paper


Accessories—SU Pink Stitched Ribbon with Lace over the top; SU Punches; Pink Rhinestones; Lace Doily; Various Die Cuts; C
opic Markers




Friday, February 20, 2015

Bugaboo JJ-Coffee to Go!



This is my card for the February mystery image swap.  This great image was provided by Joanna and it just makes me smile!  Joanna challenged us to make a project to celebrate the National Cafe au Lait Day, Feb 17th.  I hope you had a great celebration with whatever you drink!

I have a few types of coffee related pattered papers and some similar embellishments.  Yes, I do love my coffee and latte and savor them every morning!

Thanks Joanna for the fun image and sentiments to make this card!



Here is the inside of my card.  Joanna sent a variety of sentiments and I think this one is perfect!



 

Image/Sentiment: Bugaboo  Stamps JJ Coffee to Go/Sentiment-Endless Creations--A cup of Coffee Shared

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive; Flair Designs-Coffee Talk, Hot Off the Press-Yummy Coffee Beans Patterned Paper


Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: 
Coffee Twill; Ivory Mug Brad; Copic Markers



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fab'n'Funky ~ Ribbons and/or Lace




I am back with another card for Fab'n'Funky Challenges.


http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/
 
 
The theme for the challenge this week is Use Lace and/or Ribbons. 
 
Our challenge runs from February 18th to the 24th
 
The sponsor for this challenge is Sassy Studio Designs.  They have some great images, so be sure to go and check them out!

  
Here is the inside of my card:



 


Image/Sentiment:  Sassy Studio Designs-Sassy Rapunzel Digital Image
 
Cardstock:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Soft Sky; Pebbles-Garden Party Patterned Paper

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Rhinestone Brad over two paper flowers; Two Layers of Pink Ribbon; White lace on the inside of my card

I hope you will play along this week with the Fab'n'Funky Challenges 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 Fab'n'Funky Blog.



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Pirate Adventure



I am back with another card for this week's  {PIN}Spirational Challenge



The Challenge runs February 17th to March 2nd
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:
 
 

One of our sponsors this week is A Random Fan.  They have some great images, so please be sure to go and check them out!
 


  
Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment:  A Random Fan-Pirate Adventure Digital Image

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand, Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  SU Island Indigo 1/4"Stitched Satin Ribbon, Olive Brads, Olive Button with Tan Floss; Copic Markers; 

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, February 16, 2015

Melonheadz Challenge ~ Die Cuts



 I am back again with another card for this week's Melonheadz Challenge.

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

 
The theme for this challenge is Die Cuts
 
It runs from February 16th to March 1st
 
Melonheadz sure has the cutest images--I love every one of them and have a hard time choosing each challenge.  But, I was a volleyball coach at a high school for 19 years and our school colors are green and white--so this was a perfect choice!

I used oval dies for the image and a tag die for the sentiment!  I also pierced around the green oval die--it seems like forever since I have done that!
 



Here is the inside of my card:
 

Image/Sentiment:  Melonheadz Volleyball Combo Bundle Digital Stamps

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Gina K White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Handsome Hunter, Going Gray; Volleyball Patterned Paper

Accessories:  Black Satin Ribbon; Volleyball Brad; SU Oval Dies; Nestabilities Grommet Tag Dies

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.