Thursday, June 22, 2017

Beach Babes

This is my card for June'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.  We just started a new round and Debby is the hostess this month.  She sent us this hilarious Art Impressions image and some fun sentiments. Debbyy also included some great patterned paper, ribbons 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.  Roxie is up for the July Challenge.  Please be sure to come back to see what image she has sent!

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment: Art Impressions Beach Babes/Sentiment Print Works

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections White, Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Melon Mamba, Daffodil Delight; American Crafts Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Studio G Turquoise

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Turquoise and Red Enamel Dots; Yellow Twine

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ready, Set, Go, Challenge #2

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 second month of this!

I picked our challenge for theme #2.  Using the first letter of our group title, make a project using something Starting with the letter R, S and G!  I used Rose Red for R, Satin Ribbon for the S and the stamp set Gift of Love for the G.  Ready? Set? Go! 

I inked up a newer Stampin' Up set that I think is so pretty.  I also added some Wink of Stella to the flowers to give them some shine.  I love the sentiments that are included in this set, so I added two to my card!  

Here is the inside of my card with the sentiment "You have a gift for making others feel loved.   Both of my partners in this challenge identify strongly with this phrase--they make me feel loved every single day!

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!  Jeanette is up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in July.

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Gift of Love

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Petals and Paisley Designer Series Paper 

Ink: SU Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  SU Oval Punches; Wink of Stella Clear Glitter; Pink Button with Pink Baker's Twine, Rose Satin Ribbon

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Poppy Trio

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 received awesome cards each and every month.  

I used a new stamp set that I recently bought at the Milwaukee stamp show from Rubbernecker.  I love their flower stamps--though I might be a bit biased as I have demoed for them at some previous shows!  They also have started to make some matching dies for many of their stamps--YAY!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Pam and the others swappers like my card this month!

Image/Sentiment:  Rubbernecks Stamps Poppy Trio/Stampin' Up Short and Sweet

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush, Lost Lagoon,  Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Kaleidacolor Birthstone; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  SU Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine;, Oval Punches,  Blue Brads

Friday, June 16, 2017

Maturity Is........

This is the card I made for our bi-monthly swap at my local stamp and scrapbook store called Polka Dots, in Mukwonago.  The theme this month is monochromatic, so I went with one of my favorite sentiments.  I think this makes a good masculine card!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope everyone likes my card!

Image/Sentiment:  Outlines Rubber Stamps--Maturity Happy Birthday

Ink:  Stampin' Up Night of Navy

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White, SU Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Bashful Blue Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  SU Bashful Blue 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Bashful Blue Brads; CottageCutz Double Stitched Rectangle Dies

Thursday, June 15, 2017

June is Rose Month

It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For the June Challenge, Tracie and I decided on the theme--Roses as June is Rose Month!   Tracie is the one of the Darlings and I am a part of the Diva team! 

sent each of the Divas two rose images.  I did not include a sentiment as I mentioned they can stamp one for the occasion the card is sent or it can be left blank--like mine.  I also included some Stampin' Up patterned papers and many embellishments! I decided to use the Hero Arts Delicate Rose Stems stamp as it has been in my stash for a long time, but I do not remember the last time I inked it up!

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: Hero Arts Delicate Rose Stems

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth White; Stampin' Up Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Papers

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers; SU 1/4" Pool Party Satin Ribbon, Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine; Spellbinders Long Scallop Rectangles Dies; Pearls, White Flower with brad in center

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dapper Dan Snowman

This is card #3 is for the new group that Jeanette started on SCS.  Jeanette is the Queen of Christmas and has way more trees and Christmas decorations in her house that I do---and that is quite an accomplishment!  This group is called Christmas CraZy.  This is a bi-monthly "swap" in which we are paired with someone in the group for those two months.  We are to send a kit to our partner--two identical images and two pieces of patterned paper. We can also send a matching sentiment.  That is it--no embellishments like ribbon, brads, buttons, etc., or additional cardstock--just images and two pieces of Christmas patterned paper.  We are to send the kit to our partner during the odd numbered month--like May.  We then make and post our card on the even month--June is even!  Then, next round, we are paired with another person and get to do it all again.

This is the sweet image I received from Michelle.  She sent me this kit with the Snowman image, a matching sentiment and the fun patterned paper.  I hope that Michelle and the others like my card!

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment:  High Hopes Dapper Snowman 

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  White Gina K Designs White, Black, Red Hot, Blizzard and Cold Snap Patterned Paper Packs

Copic Markers; Black Brads; Red Fiber

Sunday, June 11, 2017

I'll Drink to That!

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 18th month and the theme for June is "I'll Drink to That".  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 July!

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment:  Sizzix Coffee Time Set 

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory;  Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede; Coffee Themed patterned paper on the inside

Ink: SU Early Espresso

Accessories:  SU Early Espresso 5/8" Grosgrain; Brown Brad; Sizzix Coffee Embossing Folder and Dies

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Cam and Chloe

This is the card for the 32nd round of the Unidentified Image swap on SCS.  It is a group of ladies who are a part of a bi-monthly swap where we all use the same image, sent to us by the hostess.  The unidentified part is that we are to not discuss the image at all until the day they are to be posted--that is today!   The image for this round was provided by Darlene.   She will swap the cards and include the next image that Linda, our next hostess in their return envie.  And then we get to do it all again--for round #33--in August!

I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Glitter Pen on the wings and the center of the flowers, to make them glimmer a bit.

Here is the inside of my card:

If you check some of the other blogs listed on my sidebars, you may find some other swappers who have posted their creations today or in the next few days.  I hope Darlene and everyone in the swap liked my image and that you and like my card!

Image/Sentiment: Hampton Arts Cam & Chloe
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 100# White; Stampin' Up Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky,  Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Gina K Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers; Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen; SU Pretty in Pink 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon; Dragonfly Brad; Gina Marie Designs Slash Stitched Rectangle Die;

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Tassel was Worth the Hassle

It is time for another The Three Musketeers post. We are ready to showcase the card we all created with the image that Kelly sent for this month for Card #33!  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!  I am up next for the July challenge, so I had better start to think about what to stamp!  Be sure to come back to see what we create!

For our card this month, Kelly sent us this sweet Kraftin' Kimmie image in honor of her daughter who is graduating high school. All three of us have teaching in our blood as both Kelly and Jeanette have daughters who are teachers and I am a retired teacher!  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!  But, I am pretty sure they were both on time!

Image/Sentiment:  Kraftin' Kimmie Tessa Tassel

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: PTI White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Going Gray, Basic Gray; Doodlebug Cap and Gown 6x6 Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers; Black Sheer Ribbon; Gray Brads

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Faith, Hope, Love

It is the 7th, so that means a Crafters of Faith post is due today.  This is a great group that my friend Kelly started on SCS. This is our 6th month and Shelly gave us this challenge:   For June, I have chosen to use on of my favorite verses:  Psalm 46 Be Still and know that I am God

In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, it can be hard for us to sit and be still! To calm our minds and hand over every worry or anxiety to God. I love this theme- any time I begin to worry about something, or have an occasion where everything does not fall in line, or a worry about the kids or even family members with medical issues, I hand it over to God!

My keyword is Trust or Faith. Having faith/trust in God for every thing.  So, for the COF challenge, post a card using Trust of Faith as the theme, or using the words Trust of Faith

I inked up one of my newer stamps by Arts Gone Wild-Hummingbirds.   The set has a couple of gorgeous flower stamps, so that is what I went with.  I added an older sentiment from Stampabilities as a tag on the card.

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Kelly and Shelly 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:  Art Gone Wild-Nicole Tamarin--Hummingbird Cling Set

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Junior Varsity Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Stampin' Memento Tuxedo, SU Old Olive

Accessories:  SU Daffodil Delight 3/8" Taffeta, Daffodil Delight, Tag Punches; Copic Markers