Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Poppies!



It is the third Wednesday of the month and that means a Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card!  The 3 Musketeers (Jeanette, Kelly and me) are back with another challenge this month--our fourth month of this!




Kelly picked our challenge for August.  This month, we are visiting a virtual museum with our cards!  I'm challenging you to create a card based on the work of any famous painter - museum quality artwork - and create a card based on that painting.  Tell us in your blog post what artist you chose, as well as post a picture of what painting you are inspired by.   Your card should be a direct mimic of the painting.  You do not need canvas and paints, stamps and inks are just fine as that's the challenge.   There are MILLIONS of works of art you can chose - pick your favorite and have fun with it!


OK--so, this is a monthly challenge that our trio takes on.  And, yes, this was a bit of a challenge.  I do go to museums and I have enjoyed artists and their art while visiting.  While I do not have a favorite artist, I do have a favorite type of  painting--flowers.  One of the most famous US painters of flowers is George O'Keeffe.  I have been fortunate to visit Santa Fe a few times while visiting a niece in Taos and have been to her museum there.  It has a number of her paintings and one of her most famous is Oriental Poppies.  Right now, this painting is on display right now in Minnesota.





I am not sure that my card does her painting justice, but I tried........


Here is the inside of my card:




I think the sentiment joy has numerous meanings.  Yes, flowers bring me joy.  And, I know that museums bring joy to Kelly.  And, we all bring joy to each other--even though I can be known to tease Jeanette a bit and she does also in return......................  I do love our friendships and it beings me Great JOY!

Please be sure to check out the other Ready, Set, Go cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's blog along with Kelly's blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of great cards! I hope Kelly and Jeanette like my card and that you might too!  I am up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in September!



Image/Sentiment: Rubbernecker Poppy Trio/Stampin' Up Small Script

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper

Ink: SU Rose Red; Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories:  SU Oval Punches, Pretty In Pink Brads, Rose Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon; Spellbinders Labels 11 Dies



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Catch of the Day



It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For the August Challenge, Carol and Shelly decided on the theme--Catch of the Day!   Shelly is the one of the Darlings and Carol is a Diva, the team that I am on!  They decided we all needed some masculine cards!

Carol
sent each of the Divas some great fishing images and coordinating sentiments. Carol also included some colorful patterned papers and sweet matching embellishments! She even made the bobber that is on the front of my card from some pearls--Carol sure is a creative lady!!!!!  I picked the Whipper Snapper Designs image as I thought that guy was so dang cute. AND--it is a Whipper Snapper!  This sure was a fun card to make!

Here is the inside of my card:



I hope all of the Darlings enjoy my card this month. Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month. 

There are a few members who do not have blogs:  Suzy and Terry S who both are on the Diva team, and Terry A, Paola and Debby who are Dazzlers.  You will be able to check out their creations in their SCS gallery, if you click on the link for their name.  All of the others should be found on my left sidebar.  I am sure you will enjoy all of the wonderful creations this month!



Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs Fisherman

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Basic Black; Sugar Tree Haufman Brothers Fishing Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories:  
Copic Markers; Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle Dies; SU Tab Punch; Ivory Sheer Ribbon with Linen Thread over the top; Bobber made from pearls; fishing pole and deep sea fish brads





Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wishing You......



This is my card for the monthly themed swap that Terry is hosting on SCS.  Each month she will post a theme and we make cards using any stamp set we believe follows that thought. This is our 20th month and the theme for August is "Rainbow Bright".  We were to created a card with one of the colors of the rainbow or make a card with a rainbow.  I inked up a newer set and matching die from The Stamps of Life and I really like the way it turned out.  I am sure there will be some wonderful cards this month.


I hope Terry and the others swappers like my card this month too!  I cannot wait to see what our theme is for September.

Here is the inside of my card:




Image/Sentiment:  The Stamps of Life Rainbow 2 Stamp Set with matching die set

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White;  Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Basic Black

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Real Red


Accessories: Copic Markers; SU Cloudy Day Embossing Folder; Clear Dots



Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday's with The Project Bin


It is Friday, so I am back with another card for The Project Bin Stamps--A Way With Words!  Every single Friday I will be posting a card made from one of their great photopolymer stamp sets.  So, please plan to come back each week to see what I have created--and I think you too will love these great sentiment stamp sets.  And, remember, some of the sets come with matching steel dies!

If you want to check out more creations from the design team, be sure to check out The Project Bin Blog as often as you can.  Every day there is a different card posted by one of more of the design team members.  

This card was made with a great set called Anchors Away. This is the perfect set to make masculine cards, as it has 5 nautical sayings, ranging from humorous to inspirational.  I think this is such a wonderful set!







Here is the Anchors Away stamp set



Here is the inside of my card:


I hope you have enjoyed my card for The Project Bin. Check back on every week, any day for inspiration for the team but especially on Friday's to check out my cards. I am so excited to be on this wonderful design team!


Image/Sentiment: The Project Bin Anchors Away Set

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Basic Gray, Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper 

Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler


Accessories: SU Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Quilted Satin Ribbon, Night of Navy brads, Apothecary Accents Framelits; Compass Brad




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Spreading the News


It is time for another The Three Musketeers post. We are ready to showcase the card we all created with the image that I sent this month for Card #35!  All three of us sure have enjoyed the challenges every month for more getting close to three years and we hope that it continues for a few more!  Kelly will be up next for the  September challenge and I know she will pick out something wonderful!  Be sure to come back to see what we create!



For our card this month, I sent an image that has not been inked up yet that I recently picked up at Creative Pals, the home of Whipper Snapper Designs.  Yes, I live close and I love WSD images!  I think this image is too cute and think these hens are sweet.  I hope Jeanette and Kelly like my card. 



Here is the inside of my card:




Please check out the other Musketeer's cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's blog along with Kelly's blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of great cards!  They may post today, or it may be upcoming, so be sure to check out their blog for their card!  

Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Designs Spreading the News/Stampin' Up Really Retro

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Daffodil Delight; 


Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  
Copic Markers; SU Oval Die and Punches, Tangerine Tango 1/4" and Daffodil Delight 5/8" Grosgrain;  Yellow Enamel Dots;  Gina Marie Designs Cross Stitched Ovals; Cuttlebug Chicken Wire Embossing Folder



Monday, August 7, 2017

Life's Simple Pleasures


Here is my August Crafters of Faith card.  This is a great group that my friend Kelly started on SCS. This is our 8th month and Lynn gave us this challenge:    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

This month let's celebrate life's simple pleasures which bless our days with joy and beauty and meaning.
  

I inked up one of my Stampin' Up sets--Dragonfly Dreams and also used the matching framelits--Detailed Dragonfly.  I use a Kaleidacolor inkpad-Blue Breeze- for the first layer of the dragonfly to give it a variety of color. I used the same ink pad for the sentiment.  I think dragonflies are one of life's simple pleasures, and are just stunning.  I really think they bless our days with joy and and meaning!  I hope others think it is perfect for this challenge.  


Here is the inside of my card:



I hope Lynn, along the others like my card this month!  We are to post between the 7th and 10th of each month, so if you look on my sidebar, you may see other creations.  I know that there will be many posted in the COF thread on SCS too!


Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Dragonfly Dreams


Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Dapper Denim, Crumb Cake, Emerald Envy, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper


Ink:  SU Dapper Denim; Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze

Accessories:  SU Dapper Denim 3/8" Satin Ribbon; Green Button with Baker's Twine; SU Detailed Dragonfly Framelits



Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday's With The Project Bin



It is Friday, so I am back with another card for The Project Bin Stamps--A Way With Words!  Every single Friday I will be posting a card made from one of their great photopolymer stamp sets.  So, please plan to come back each week to see what I have created--and I think you too will love these great sentiment stamp sets.  And, remember, some of the sets come with matching steel dies!

If you want to check out more creations from the design team, be sure to check out The Project Bin Blog as often as you can.  Every day there is a different card posted by one of more of the design team members.  

This card was made with a wonderful birthday set called Born Yesterday.   This sweet set has 7 images and sentiments.  I think this is such a great set!



Here is the Born Yesterday stamp set



Here is the inside of my card:


I hope you have enjoyed my card for The Project Bin. Check back on every week, any day for inspiration for the team but especially on Friday's to check out my cards. I am so excited to be on this wonderful design team!


Image/Sentiment: The Project Bin Born Yesterday Set

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, It's My Party Designer Series Paper 

Ink: SU Melon Mambo


Accessories: SU Mint Macaron 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Climb Mountains



This is one of the four identical cards I made for four friends who are currently backpacking in Colorado.  My roomie, along with four friends from Wisconsin are joining a good friend who lives in Colorado and a peer of hers and hiking in the Rockies.  I am sure they are having a great time and I am going to also be joining them this coming weekend--not as a hiker but as a driver, picking them up at the trailhead.  This kind of trip is not on my bucket list, but I am happy to hear all of their great stories.  Like--carrying 40+ pound backpacks for 6 miles daily, looking for and purifying water every day for meals and drinking, watching for the storms that have been coming in most afternoons for the past few weeks along with the beautiful sights they are seeing.  I am sure they will see elk and probably moose, but I am hoping no bears!

I inked up a brand new set that I ordered from my friend Dory, from Fun Stampers Journey.  It is called Mountains and also has a matching set of dies.  The set has four mountain images along with two matching sentiments.  I also added a bit of Wink of Stella on the mountain top for a bit of glimmer.  I used an oval die to cut a frame for the mountain and then use a Polka Dot embossing folder for texture of the gray panel.

I hope my hikers liked their cards!


Image/Sentiment: Fun Stampers Journey Mountains Stamp Set


Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Smokey Slate

Ink:  SU Smokey Slate

Accessories:  SU Denim Ribbon, Tag Punch, Oval Dies; Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Navy Enamel Dots; Gray Baker's Twine



Sunday, July 30, 2017

Challenge Your Stash Christmas



This is my card for the July Challenge Your Stash group on SCS.  This is our 7th month of de-stashing!

The premise is to create a card or something else that uses only items that are in your own stamp room--nothing new is to be purchased.  The hostess each month posts their challenge to the group and the card is due to be posted on the 28th. Each person in the group creates their card with their own image, their own papers, their own embellishments with their own supplies--using up items from their own stash!  The card can be for any occasion and each person is encouraged to send the card on its way to someone so it can be admired.  It is a way for us to step out of the box a bit and create something that follows a challenge--isn't that what a challenge is supposed to be.  And--no money is spent as all items are to be already available in each of own stamping spaces.

Carol posted our July challenge--make a Christmas Card or Decoration.   I love Christmas so I used a Touché sentiment stamp that has not been inked up before.  I think this is a perfect sentiment for everyone to think about!




Here is the inside of my card:


If you check some of the blogs on my sidebar, you may find others who have posted their cards recently.  There may be more posted in the thread on SCS, so you might want to check out the link here.  We also have a keyword for the SCS Gallery--it is CYSJUL.  You might see many cards there is you do a search.

I hope you enjoyed my card and I know I am excited to check out what my other hoarders, I mean stash reducers have made!  Thanks for stopping by today!  For August, Darlene is up and she has already given us our challenge.  Be sure to check back to see what we create!


Image/Sentiment:  Touché Rubber Stamps ~ In Your Heart


Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper

Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  SU 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Satin Ribbon;  Spellbinders Long Rectangle and Long Scallop Rectangle Dies; Green Enamel Dots



Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday's with The Project Bin



I am back with another card for The Project Bin Stamps--A Way With Words!  Every single Friday I will be posting a card made from one of their great photopolymer stamp sets.  So, please plan to come back each week to see what I have created--and I think you too will love these great sentiment stamp sets.  And, remember, some of the sets come with matching steel dies!

If you want to check out more creations from the design team, be sure to check out The Project Bin Blog as often as you can.  Every day there is a different card posted by one of more of the design team members.  

This card was made with two of my favorite TPB stamp sets--Spencer's Set and My Heart.  Spencer's Set was created to promote autism awareness and has a cute heart puzzle and 4 wonderful sentiments.  My heart has 7 images and sentiments and comes with two coordinating dies.  I love both of them!



Here are the two stamp sets--My Heart and Spencer's Set:


 


Here is the inside of my card:


I hope you have enjoyed my card for The Project Bin. Check back on every week, any day for inspiration for the team but especially on Friday's to check out my cards. I am so excited to be on this wonderful design team!


Image/Sentiment: The Project Bin Spencer's Set and My Heart Set

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper 

Ink: SU Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist


Accessories: SU Marina Mist 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Stitched Shaped Dies, Label Punch, Hearts Embossing Folder; Copic Markers; Blue Enamel Dots




Sunday, July 23, 2017

Another Winter Card!



This is my card for July's Monthly Challenge for the Creative Card Chicks.  This group is a kind of mystery image swap, where we each get an image and additional items to complete the challenge each month. Roxie is the hostess this month.  She sent us two sweet winter images and the sentiment on the inside of my card.  Roxie also included some great patterned paper, navy fiber and embellishments for us to create a sweet card.

The Creative Card Chicks to post our cards between the 21st and 23rd of each month--so if you check the blogs on my sidebars, you may see more of these wonderful creations!  Many of our members also post their card in our SCS thread--so you might find more there.  Suzy is up for the August Challenge.  Please be sure to come back to see what image she has sent!


Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment:  Stamping Bella Snowman/Stampin' Up Sentiment


Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up White, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake; Bo Bunny Sleigh Ride Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Night of Navy

Accessories:  Copic Markers; White Enamel Dots; Navy Twine; Bo Bunny Joy Sticker; Silver Snowflake



Friday, July 21, 2017

Fridays with The Project Bin



I am back with another card for The Project Bin Stamps--A Way With Words!  Every single Friday I will be posting a card made from one of their great photopolymer stamp sets.  So, please plan to come back each week to see what I have created--and I think you too will love these great sentiment stamp sets.  And, remember, some of the sets come with matching steel dies!

If you want to check out more creations from the design team, be sure to check out The Project Bin Blog as often as you can.  Every day there is a different card posted by one of more of the design team members.  

I hope many of you participated in the Christmas in July Blog Hop last weekend.  I love the new set that we showcased, Joyful Song, so I used another sentiment from the same set.  For this card, I used a pair of Spellbinder dies that are shaped like a book.  This set comes with 3 main sentiments that are found in Christmas Carols, along with two sentiments you can use inside of your card.  There is also a small angel and a pair of wings to add to your creation--you will love the entire set!



Here is the Joyful Song stamp set:




Here is the inside of my card:



I hope you have enjoyed my card for The Project Bin. Check back on every week, any day for inspiration for the team but especially on Friday's to check out my cards. I am so excited to be on this wonderful design team!


Image/Sentiment: The Project Bin Joyful Song Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green; Paper Pizazz Green Plaid Patterned Paper 

Ink: SU Garden Green


Accessories: SU Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine;  Spellbinder Labels 7 Die; Enamel Dots