Saturday, July 21, 2018

I Bee-lieve in You!

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. 

Terry is the hostess this month and sent everyone two sweet bee images from an older Stampin' Up set that I really love.  She also sent great patterned paper along with some cute embellishments, including some adorable bee brads!  

Here is the inside of my card:

The Creative Card Chicks are 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 August, so be sure to come back and join us again!

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Honey Bear/MFT Meant to Bee

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Neenah Classic Crest White;  Stampin' Up Basic Black, Crush Curry; Pebbles Garden Party Patterned Paper 

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Black Gingham Ribbon; Copic Markers; Sizzix Dotted Oval Dies; Bee Brad from Eyelet Outlet; Stampin' Up Mini Tag Punch; Black Gems

Friday, July 20, 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!   

And--on a very personal note-I got to meet Denise last week! We were in the Baltimore/Washington DC area last week and were able to meet Denise for breakfast and coffee Saturday morning.  We got to spend more than an hour chatting and talked very little about stamping...…...  What a sweet lady! 

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 brand new stamp set called Many More. This set comes with 10 great sentiment stamps and probably one for any occasion!   

Here is the Many More stamp set:

Here is the inside of my card, with another great sentiment from this set:

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 Many More Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections 110# White Cardstock; Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Island Indigo

Accessories: Stampin' Up Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon; Yellow Enamel Dots; MFT Stitched Arch Die

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Beacon of Light

This card is for a Mystery Swap on SCS. A group of us do a bi-monthly swap where we all use the same mystery image, sent to us by the hostess. This swap was created by Forest Ranger—Jeanette and we are now in our 47th round!  Darlene is our hostess this month and she sent everyone this great image. She will swap the cards and send everyone the next image, which Tracie picked out! We then get to do it all again, for round 48, in September!   

Darlene picked this great masculine image.  It reminds me of the lighthouses seen on the east coast, where she lives.  I enjoyed coloring the image and making my card!  

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope all of the mystery swappers like my card.  If you check my sidebar on the left, you might see some other swappers who have posted their cards yesterday, today or in the next few days.

Image/Sentiment: Stampendous Beacon of Light

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Real Red; Gina K Designs In The Navy; Carta Bella Ahoy There

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers; Twine; Corner Rounds; Blue Enamel Dots

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Brock and his Ducks Bring Joy!

Today is the third Wednesday of the month and that means a Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card! The 3 Musketeers (Jeanette, Kelly and I) are back with another challenge this month--our 15th month!  We are now well into year #2!

Jeanette provided the challenge for July and she used the premise of my June challenge:  We were given three questions that we asked one of the other two members of the Ready-Set-Go team!  I got to ask Jeanette the questions and then Kelly asked me and Jeanette asked Kelly.  Got it?!  The questions were as follows;  1--What is your favorite season?  2--What is the first word that comes to mind when I say the word "fun"?  3--What is your favorite embellishment to use when making cards?  Ready? Set. Go!

So--I followed directions and asked Jeanette.  She said she purposely didn't think of her answers until I asked. #1--Her favorite season was Spring!  #2--What/Who does she think of when she hears the word fun--her son Brock!  #3--Her favorite embellishment--this was hard as she likes several, but she went with Enamel Dots!  

I knew I wanted to go with a duck image as Brock loves his ducks and feeding them.  I think ducks are springy as that is the time they have their little ducklings.  I added some spring time rain boots as the background paper.  I think Brock brings many people Joy!  I know he brings his mom and entire family tons of JOY!

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 August! 

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs Ducks in a Row; Stampin' Up sentiment from Small Script

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry; Echo Park Paper Sunny Days Ahead Singing in the Rain

Ink:  Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; SU Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine, Oval Punches; Green Enamel Dots

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Just Bee-Cause

It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For our July Challenge, Terry A. and Terry S. are the hostesses! They decided on the theme-Bees!   Terry A. is the one of the Dazzlers and Terry S. is a Diva, the team I am on, and we are all Dueling Darlings!

Terry sent each of the Divas a couple of cute bee images--and we had to chose!  I picked this one by CC Designs. Terry included some great patterned papers--so I picked one for the background that reminds me of honeycomb!   She also included some matching embellishments--including three bee brads that are on my card! This sure was a fun card to make! 

Here is the inside of my card, with another sentiment:

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.  Terry and Tami are up for the August theme, so be sure to check back!

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: CC Designs Bee Heidi

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Daffodil Delight; The Paper Studio Tiny Polka Dots; Recollections Honeycomb

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Bee Brads; Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Flowers; Black Enamel Dots