Sunday, February 18, 2018

Unidentified Image Swap

This is the card for the 36th 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 Sue.   She will swap the cards and include the next image that Vickie, our next hostess in their return envie.  And then we get to do it all again--for round #37--in April! 

I have never seen this image before and it sure is pretty!  I added some Wink of Stella over the flowers and butterfly to add some shimmer.

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 Sue and everyone in the swap likes my card--and that you do too!

Image/Sentiment: Penny Black Botanical Notes
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Hello Honey, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers; Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow 3/8" Stitched Ribbon; Wink of Stella Clear Glitter; Yellow Iridescent Pearls

Friday, February 16, 2018

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.  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! 

I am so excited to see what great stamp sets Denise has in mind for the future.  I am sure she will have some wonderful sentiments for us to ink up and for you to consider purchasing!  I just know you too will love creating cards with these stamp sets!!!

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 fun stamp set called #BFF. This set comes with 6 great sentiment stamps for your best friends forever!  

Here is the #BFF 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 #BFF Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections 110# White Cardstock; Stampin' Up Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral Cardstock, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Calypso Coral

Accessories:  Stampin' Up 3/8" Calypso Coral Ribbon, Pool Party Enamel Dots 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dueling Darling Divas Travel

It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For the February Challenge, our leaders and founders, Kelly and Jeanette, decided on the theme-Something I love!   Jeanette  is the one of the Dazzlers and Kelly is the top Diva, the team that I am on!  

Jeanette and Kelly did not want to do the traditional Valentine's Day theme, so the Love theme was picked.  Europe is one of Kelly's greatest loves as she has been fortunate to live and travel those countries.  She picked the MFT stamp set London Mouse, that she loves and gave us the challenge of "I Love Europe"!  
I too love Europe, though I have only visited it once.  But, I will return for sure! 

Kelly sent us many images for us to chose from--some even die cut!  She also included some great 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: MFT London Mouse

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso; Hobby Lobby Hearts Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Red Heart Button with Red Baker's Twine; Copic Markers

Monday, February 12, 2018

Christmas Squad

This is my card for the Christmas CraZy group on SCS.  This is actually the second year of this fun group as Pansy took over in 2018 for the group that Jeanette had organized last year.  We each receive a card kit from another person in the group and made a card with the image and papers sent.  It sure was fun in 2017 so I am happy that Pansy took it over and we get to continue!

This round, I was matched with Michelle and received a great kit with some cute Simon Says Stamp Christmas Squad images.  I colored up these two sweet images and fussy cut them. Michelle also included some sweet patterned paper.  I hope that Michelle and the others like my card! 

Here is the inside of my card, with another cute image from the kit:

Image/Sentiment:  Simon Says Stamp Christmas Squad Stamp Set

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  PTI White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzaz; Doodlebug Milk & Cookies Patterned Paper

Copic Markers; Sequins; Red Baker's Twine

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Foiling for Monthly Swap

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 26th month and the theme for February is "Winter Blues".   We were to make a card depicting how we combat the winter blues--or use the blue part of the theme and create a card that is mostly blue.  That is what I did!  I got out some of my new foils and used my laminator for the first time for a swap to make these shiny, blue birthday cards!  I am sure there will be some wonderful cards this month. 

I hope Terry and the others swappers like my card this month too!  Terry will be posted the March theme yesterday, so be sure to come back in to see what we create! 

Image/Sentiment:  Gina K Designs Birthday Best set for sentiment; Creative Vision Stamps Geometric Background

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Dapper Denim

Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Dies; Stampin' Up Night of Navy 1/2" Seam Binding

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sweet Friend!

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-left for me--for Card #41!   All three of us sure have enjoyed the challenges every month and we hope that it continues for a long time!  Jeanette will be up next for the March challenge and I am sure it will be a fun image to play with! Be sure to come back to see what we create!

For our February card, Kelly bought this stamp during her January visit to Wisconsin. We stopped at Village Ink & Paper in Greendale, which is the home to Gina K Designs. She spotted this stamp set and knew she had to have it.   She said the image and coordinating sentiments were inspired by her trip.   She stamped the images at my house and then hand delivered them to Jeanette and me that same weekend--how sweet!  I hope Jeanette and Kelly like my card.  

Kelly will need to come back to visit in the summer as we have many Annabelle Hydrangea plants in the front of our house and they are beautiful when in bloom.  They are white, but I do love the purple variety too!

The hydrangeas have Wink of Stella on the blooms for a bit of shimmer.  

Here is the inside of my card--I love the sentiment and I know it is true!

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:  Gina K Designs Heartfelt Hydrangea Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Stampin' Up Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series  Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black 

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz Pleated Ribbon, Oval Punches; Purple Pearls; Corner Rounder Punch, Wink of Stella Clear