Saturday, October 28, 2017

Halloween ~ Scary or Cute?



This is my card for the October Challenge Your Stash group on SCS.  This is our 10th 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.

Jody posted our October challenge--Halloween--scary or cute?   Jody mentioned that she has a disagreement with her son about how to decorate for Halloween.  So--we were to create a card that represents how we decorate for Halloween in our home.  I guess you can see, I am on the Cute Side!  I do have a number of Halloween stamps, so more of a challenge was to decide which one to use--so of course I pick Whipper Snapper Designs!  There is a bit of sparkle on his nose and cheeks, along with some black sparkle on the spider!



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 today or in the next day or so.  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 CYSOCT.  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 November, Vickie is up and I cannot wait to see her challenge.  Be sure to check back to see what we create!


Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Designs Gilley


Cardstock: Stampin' Up Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant; Basic Grey Eerie Patterned Paper Pack

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Orange and Black Dotted Satin Ribbon; Purple Brads, Witch's Hat Brad; Gina Marie Designs Stitched Squares Dies; Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear and Black Pens



Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday's With The Project Bin


It is Friday, so  that means that 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--I think you too will love these great sentiment stamp sets.  And, remember, some of the sets come with matching steel dies! Denise is the owner, founder and creator of these wonderful stamp sets and the sentiments she has for us to ink up are just perfect for any holiday or time of year.  Please be sure to go and check them out!

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.  

For this card, I used a wonderful seasonal stamp set called Creepy HalloweenThis set comes with 5 sentiment stamps and 4 images.  I think this is a wonderful set to use to make some cute Halloween Cards!



Here is the Creepy Halloween 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 Creepy Halloween Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Cajun Craze; Imaginisce Hallowhimsy Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories:  SU Stitched Shapes Framelits, Black and Orange Thick Baker's Twine, Tag Punch, Silver Mini Brad



Thursday, October 26, 2017

Spooky Cat!


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 Fall Holidays.  I went with another version of a card I made earlier for the Camp Stamp-in-Oga card challenge.  I love this new Stampin' Up stamp set and matching cat punch!

Here is the inside of my card:





I hope everyone likes my card!


Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Spooky Cat


Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory, SU Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Pick Your Poison Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  SU Cat Punch, Stitched Layering Circle Dies; Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Orange Sequins; Black Button 





Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Carols of Christmas


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 inked up one of my new Stampin' Up Christmas sets--Carols of Christmas.   I love this set and used some of my favorite retired Christmas DSP--Be of Good Cheer. I think everyone can use Christmas Cards!

Here is the inside of my card:

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


Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Carols of Christmas


Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory; SU Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper

Ink:  SU Gumball Green

Accessories:  SU Riding Hood Red Pleated Satin Ribbon; Gold Brads



Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Stampendous Skaters


This is card #5 is for a 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 September.  We then make and post our card on the even month!  Then, next round, we are paired with another person and get to do it all again.

This time, I was matched with Jen and received a great kit with some fun Stampendous images.  Jen also die cut two sets of these cuties and that is what I used. I hope that Jen and the others like my card! 


Here is the inside of my card:





Image/Sentiment:  Stampendous Christmas Skaters 

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  White; Stampin' Up Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry; Recollections Christmas Patterned Paper Pack


Accessories: 
Copic Markers; Silver Metallic Ribbon; Sparkle Snowflakes; Stampendous matching dies



Monday, October 23, 2017

Winner!


This is one of my two cards for I made for our recent card challenges at Camp Stamp-in-Oga, held on the 14th. Sarah, our camp leader, posts the challenges about a week before the camp.  There is a color and a sketch challenge--which is what this card is for.  AND--this was the winning sketch challenge card!

Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Spooky Cat

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White;  Stampin' Up Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories:  SU Cat Punch, Stitched Shapes Dies; Cuttlebug Spiderweb; Orange Sequins



Sunday, October 22, 2017

Camp Color Challenge


This is one of my two cards for I made for our recent card challenges at Camp Stamp-in-Oga, held on the 14th. Sarah, our camp leader, posts the challenges about a week before the camp.  There is a sketch and a color challenge--which is what this card is for.  There were 5 color choices and I went with three of them--Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie. I went with a fall--but it was not one of the winners. Come back tomorrow to see the sketch challenge card--which was a winner!

Here is the inside of my card:


Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree & Good Greetings

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory;  Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede; Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper

Ink: Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves


Accessories:  Gina Marie Designs Pierced Chain Round Rectangles; Dies by Dave Tree Dies; Button with Crushed Curry Baker's Twine



Saturday, October 21, 2017

Postage Due


This is my card for October'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. Sue is the hostess this month and she sent us this great image, along with some of the smaller images from the same set, which I used inside.  Sue also sent some sweet patterned paper along with the baker's twine and butterflies.  

I was not sure what to do with such a large image that has little to really color.  So, I grabbed a couple of sponges and inked the wheels of the bike with Island Indigo and the lily with some Crisp Cantaloupe.  I am thinking the card looks a bit artsy!

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.  Maggie is up for the November Challenge.  Please be sure to come back to see what image she has sent! 

Here is the inside of my card:





Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Postage Due


Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Sponged Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe

Accessories:  Corner Rounder; SU Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine, decorative border and butterfly die-cuts



Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday's With The Project Bin



It is Friday, so  that means that 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.  

For this card, I used a great fall stamp set called Autumn's CallingThis set comes with 5 sentiment stamps and 4 individual leaves.  I think this is a wonderful set to use in the fall season.  It finally is fall in Wisconsin and all of the leaves are falling and they are beautiful!




Here is the Autumn's Calling 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 Autumn's Calling Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie; American Crafts Autumn Crisp-Acorn Patterned Paper

Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler


Accessories:  Gold Button with Crush Curry Thick Baker's Twine; SU Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding; Yellow Candy Dots; Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle Dies



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

No Coloring Between the Lines


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 sixth month of this!




Jeanette came up with our challenge for October.  No Coloring Between the Lines.  What??????    This is what Jeanette wrote:  Choose an image you normally WOULD color. (In other words, not a sentiment or multi-layer stamp that lays down the color for you.)  BUT don't color between the lines!  
Instead, my challenge to you is to think of a creative way to use that image on your card WITHOUT COLORING BETWEEN THE LINES.

I pondered and pondered and fretted some more.  I even asked my friend Terry at Camp Stamp-in-Oga this past weekend along with a few other stampers--what do I do?  I got a couple of ideas and had a few thoughts of my own, but on Sunday, I saw a card that was black and white with an uncolored rose.  Ding--Ding--Ding.  That is it!  I think this would be a great wedding card or even a birthday card.




Here is the inside of my card:



Please be sure to check out the other Ready, Set, Go cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's and 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!  Kelly is up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in November!

Image/Sentiment: Altenew Enchanted Iris/Stampin' Up Short & Sweet

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Sizzix Dotted Oval Dies; Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Black Stitched Ribbon; Black Rhinestones



Heather


This is the card for the 34th 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 was yesterday!   The image for this round was provided by Paola.   She will swap the cards and include the next image that Jody, our next hostess in their return envie.  And then we get to do it all again--for round #35--in December! 

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 Paola and everyone in the swap liked my image and that you also like my card!


Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs Heather
 
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Stampin' Up Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz; Jillibean Healthy Hello Soup-Bite of Bonjour Patterned Paper

 
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
 
Accessories:  Copic Markers; SU So Saffron 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Green Button; Spellbinders Circle and Scallop Circles Dies; Pink Sequins




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Using More Dies!


This is the second of my two cards for the a swap that Terrie is hosting on SCS.  The theme of the swap is "I'm die-ing to try that". We were to break out our dies and use them on a card.  I used an older Stampin' Up background die called Hexagon Hive and a set of Sizzix Fancy Tag dies.

I hope Terrie and the others swappers like my cards and I know I will get some great cards in return!


Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Sending Thoughts

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White;  Stampin' Up Tangelo Twist, Pistachio Pudding, Confetti Celebrations Design Series Paper

Ink: SU Tangelo Twist


Accessories: SU Hexagon Hive Thinlit; Sizzix Fancy Tag Dies; Orange Brad



Monday, October 16, 2017

Use Your Dies!


This is one of my two cards for the a swap that Terrie is hosting on SCS.  The theme of the swap is "I'm die-ing to try that". We were to break out our dies and use them on a card.  I used a set of dies I recently got for a great price as they are very expensive.  It is a set of three dies call Dazzle and when layered together, they form this awesome background. 

I hope Terrie and the others swappers like my cards and I know I will get some great cards in return!


Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Sincere Salutations

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White;  Stampin' Up Basic Black, Night of Navy; Silver and Clarett Metallic; 

Ink: SU Night of Navy


Accessories: SU Punches; Birch Press Dazzle Dies--A, B & C



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Delightfully Spooky


It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For the October Challenge, Terry L. and Tami. decided on the theme--Halloween!   Terry L. is the one of the Dazzlers and Tami is a Diva, the team that I am on!  


Tami
sent each of the Divas this cute little girl along with two sentiments--I was able to use both!  Tami also included some colorful Halloween patterned papers and wonderful matching embellishments! 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: Red Rubber Designs Delightfully Spooky

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie; Various Halloween Patterned Papers

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories:  
Copic Markers; Gina Marie Designs Pierced Chain Oval Dies; Orange Satin Ribbon; Black Gems