Thursday, September 22, 2022

Double Duty Impression Obsession


Here we are--this is the Double Duty Day!  This is the 21st month, so we are in the toward to end year #2.  


Each month, we get to pick a stamp set from a predetermined company. Then, we will use that one stamp set and make two cards from the set.  Different images and sentiments from the same set can be used, or use the same image two different ways—Double Duty either way!  But, as an added challenge, one item must be used on both cards—same color cardstock, same ribbon, same stencil, same something.  Double Duty Again!  We will post both cards on our blog on the the 22nd of each month.  See-Double Duty again!  We will be sure to have fun getting doubly inky each month with a different stamp company.  Let’s have fun!

For September, the company we are using is Impression Obsession.  First, a bit of an admission.....................  I made these cards on Tuesday night during a virtual class that Sarah, from The Paper Cut, did using Impression Obsession products.  It is a coincidence that the company that Sarah partnered with was IO--but since I did not have any cards done or even planned for this month, I feel it is divine intervention.  Impression Obsession has many fn products--stamps, dies, inks, stencils, etc.  I even placed an order Tuesday night as there were some fun dies and a layered stencil that I wanted. These cards showcase two holiday stencils from IO called Poinsettia and Christmas Tree Stars. The words Merry Christmas are also IO dies from the Typewriter Sentiments set.  Yes, I did not use a stamp this month so that might be considered another cheat, but it is what it is!!!!!!!!!!





For the cards on the top, these were ink blended with each of the stencils.  The bottom two cards also used the stencils, but I applied Simon Hurley's Lunar Paste.  The Warm Winter Wishes die is from The Paper Cut as is all of the fun cardstocks! Some are metallics and others are sweet colors!  These were by no means my designs--I thank Sarah for her creativity and making the kits for us in class.  






So again, I had a number of Double Duty elements on these cards. I used two stencils on each set of cards.  I used the Merry Christmas words on the Opal/Red cards and Warm Winter Wishes on the Peacock/White cards.  Each of the 4 cards also have 3 layers on the scored card base.  Rhinestones were the final touch on all of the cards! 


I hope you enjoyed my cards for our group.  Please be sure to check out the other Double Duty cards.  Yes, I did cheat a bit this month, but I did not want to miss  posting date and I did not want to rush through 2 cards highlighting the sweet Impression Obsession line of products!  Thanks Bunches Sarah and The Paper Cut for a fun class and 4 great cards for me to show off this month!

Here is a link to Jeanette's,  Darlene and Carol's blogs. I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of sets of great cards.  Our friend Kelly might occasionally post a card for our challenge, but she could not commit to the entire year.  So, check her blog to see if she did play along this month!

Gina K Designs is up for our October challenge, so be sure to check out our cards on the 22nd!  And I promise to design my own cards!


Image/Sentiment:  Impression Obsession Typewriter Sentiments/The Paper Cut Warm Winter Wishes Dies

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Gold and Silver Mirricard; Antique, Mars and Opal Stardream Metallic; White Lady Cocktail, Red and Peacock Curious Metallic; 

Ink:  Pinkfresh Studio Ink Cubes; Simon Hurley Lunar Paste

Accessories:  Impression Obsession Poinsettia and Christmas Stars Stencils; Rhinestones

Thursday, September 15, 2022

It's a Free For All

 


Today is the 15th and that means the Dueling Darlings are back to post their fun cards!  This group was founded 10 years ago and there are a few of us that are the original members.  Kelly and Jeanette are still our team leaders and they try so hard to keep us all in line and going strong!  On team Kelly are Terry, Carol and me.  Team Jeanette consists of Lorraine, Darlene and Tracie.  And, we are all Dueling Darlings!  


This month the kits were sent by Terry and Darlene!  The theme is "It's a Free For All! Darlene and Terry sent out a sweet kit.  They decided to share some stamps that they have received free from some of their favorite stamp companies   Terry sent each of  us a sweet Altenew stamp set.  In fact I received two kits as the first one took the scenic route to my house from Terry's who lives just over an hour away from me! She sent a second kit and of course, they both arrived on the same day!  So--I had options for the stamp set and I picked Carved Rose! Terry also sent some cute patterned paper from The Paper Studio and a whole bunch of fun ribbons and embellishments.  

I stamped the rose with Real Red and then also stamped and cut another rose from Gina K's Masking Magic.  I then stamped the leaves with Garden Green. I stamped the sentiments from the same set.   I die cut the image and black backer with Gina Marie Designs Criss Crossed Circles. I picked an Altenew Embossing Folder called Floating Foliage for the background.  I used the white grosgrain ribbon Terry included for the bow.   The final touch was adding some rhinestones around the image.  This was fun card to make!  Thank you Terry for sending me a sweet Altenew stamp set, or two...........................





I hope all of the Dueling Darlings enjoy my card this month.  Please be sure to stop in to see what fun crafty cards are posted,    All of the blogs can be found on my left sidebar.  Our teammate and my partner Lorraine does not have a blogs, so please check out her card in her SCS gallery.   I am sure you will enjoy all of the wonderful creations this month!   October is listed as a surprise, so I am not sure what Kelly and Jeanette have planned for us!


Image/Sentiment: Altenew Carved Rose

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 100# White;  Stampin' Up Garden Green, Basic Black; 

Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black; Stampin' Up Real Red, Garden Green

Accessories:  Gina Marie Designs Criss Cross Circle Dies; White Grosgrain Ribbon; Rhinestones; Altenew Floating Foliage Embossing Folder

Monday, September 12, 2022

Hot Mess Smiles!


Today is the the 12th and it is time for another Hot Mess card.  This is card number 40, so we are into year #4. The idea of Hot Mess ~ Success started with Kelly and the general theme is to Get Messy and you will have Success!  Messiness can be almost anything that we come up with--glitter, alcohol inks, glimmer glitz, sponged backgrounds, etc., anything that is a bit messy.  We are a group of 6 and we will post a card each month on the 12th.  The links to the other 5 members are on my left side bar and I will also link them at the bottom at this post.





For this month's messiness I went back to one of my favorite and messy techniques--using Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks!  I thought the colors looked like a stormy sky or even water and waves.    So--I grabbed my Gina K Designs Master Layouts 5 and die cut the window and frame.   I die cut the inked panel and navy layer with my Gina K Designs Master Layouts 2.  I then picked a perfect sentiment from Taylored Anytime Expressions and I think it is perfect for a friend as you might be gazing out of a window.  I die cut the sentiment from another Gina K Master Layouts, this time #4.  Three different Gina K Master Layouts on this card--record for me!  I did not add any bling as I wanted a more clean and simple card!




I really like the look of this card and hope you do too.  I also sure hope my fellow messy ladies liked them too!  

Here are the links to the other members of Hot Mess ~ Success.  Please be sure to check out Jeanette's, Terry'sKelly's , Carol's and Darlene's blogs. I am sure you will enjoy seeing how everyone got messy and was successful in making some great cards!   Be sure to check back to see what we are up to on September 12th.  

Image/Sentiment:  Taylored Expressions Anytime Expressions Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut 100# Cougar Opaque White; Stampin' Up Night of Navy

Ink:  Stampin' Up Night of Navy; Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks

Accessories:  Gina K Designs Master Layouts 2, 4 and 5; 

Friday, September 9, 2022

Scarecrow Henry


It is time for another The Three Musketeers post. We are ready to showcase the card we all created with the image from CC Designs called Scarecrow Henry that Jeanette sent out for our September card, #97! That means we are in the middle of year number 7 with this fun challenge! All three of us sure have enjoyed the challenges every month and we hope that it continues for a long time! 




I think this is a cute image--he makes me smile!    I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers.  I added the sentiment from the Stampin' Up set called Falling for Leaves. The background paper is from Imagense and has  bunch of fall words and sayings--love the colors!  I added some brown jewels from The Ton for the final touch!   I hope Jeanette and Kelly along with you enjoy my card!




Here is the inside of my card, with a strip of the patterned paper:




Please check out the other Musketeer's cards.  Here is the 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 tomorrow, so be sure to check out their blogs for their card!  Kelly is up for our October challenge.  Please be sure to join us again. 


Image/Sentiment:  CC Designs Scarecrow Henry/Stampin' Up Falling for Leaves

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Hammermill 110# White;  Stampin' Up Garden Green, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie; Imaginisce Patterned Paper

Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; The Ton Brown Jewels

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Teachers Rule


This is my September Crafters of Faith card.  This is a great group that my friend Kelly started on SCS.  She hosted for 5 years and now Faith has taken over for year #7. We will continue as we have in the past with each month a new hostess gives us a scripture and challenges us to make a card with that theme. 

I am actually the hostess this month and gave everyone this challenge:

Scripture:   Proverbs 9:9 Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.

Challenge: Pease make a card that reflects school or a teacher. Or, something that you remember from when you were in school--any age!

I have a fun set from Art Impressions called Teachers Rule that I got used at a craft rummage sale in the past year or so.  Being a retired teacher, I love this set and have already used it a few times.  It makes great teacher cards and fun cards for other occasions too! I think this card can be for a birthday as it refers to 29 again, or for a veteran teacher heading back to school.  I colored the fun lady with my Copic Sketch Markers and die cut the image along with a black backer from Gina Marie Stitched Circle Dies.   The background papers are from an Echo Park Paper line called Paper & Glue--Journaling Cards.  I added a few banners punched with my Stampin' Up Mini Banner Punch.





Here is the inside of my card, with a strip of ruler washi tape.




I hope you and the others from the Crafters of Faith group like my card this month!  We are to post on the 7th 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 Impressions Teachers Rule Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 110# White; Stampin' Up Pacific Point, Basic Black; Echo Park Paper--Paper & Glue/Journaling Cards

Ink: Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Mini Banner Punch; Gina Marie Designs Stitched Circle Dies; Copic Sketch Markers

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Nature's Harvest


This is my One Plus Twelve card for September! We are to use just one stamp, to make a card every month and post on the 3rd of each month.  For 2022, I picked newer Stampin' Up set called Nature's Harvest.  I think this set is so pretty and I picked the largest coneflower or sunflower image to use each month.  There is also a coordinating die set called Harvest so I can use that some months too.

For my card this month, I colored the image with my Copic Sketch markers and used the matching die to cut out the floral image.  I then used a partial panel that I had from an event earlier this year where I layered 5 strips fall colors on a piece of Sticky Sheet.  I had die cut Happy Fall from one end and had enough left to layer behind an oval cut from Early Espresso.   I then embossed that panel with a new to me Altenew Playful Circles 3-D embossing folder--recommended by Jennifer McGuire!  The sentiment is again from the same stamp set and I added natural trim from Stampin' Up behind it.  I did not add any bling as I like the layers and dimension on this card!



Please be sure to check out the other One plus Twelve cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's and Kelly's blog. I am sure you will enjoy checking out each of our stamps for 2022 and will see a couple of great cards! I hope Kelly and Jeanette like my card and that you might too! Be sure to check back for the next four months on the 3rd to see our cards!

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Nature's Harvest Stamp and Die Set

Cardstock: The Paper Cut 100# Cougar Opaque; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Soft Suede; Fall Colored Stripes

Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories: Copic Sketch Markers; Altenew Playful Circles 3-D Embossing Folder; CottageCutz Oval Dies;  Stampin' Up Natural Trim; 

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Kaleidoscope Rainbow

I have been going through a basket with many backgrounds that I have made classes or when I just make a few to keep on hand!  This one was made during a Taylored Expressions event and it is of course Rainbow!  

The background was die cut with a Taylored Expressions Kaleidoscope Cutting Plate.  I then was left with a stencil that was blended with Taylored Expressions inks.  I then picked a large sentiment die from Lawn Fawn called Giant Thank You!   The sentiment was die cut 3 times from white cardstock and layered for dimension.  I added some Stampin' Up Opal Rounds Enamel Dots for a bit of bling.  I think this is a cute card--another thank you card for my stash!  



Here is the inside of my card with a strip of rainbow washi tape:



I hope you like my card. 


Image/Sentiment:  Lawn Fawn Giant Thank You Die

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 100# White;  Stampin' Up Basic Black

Ink: 
 Taylored Expressions Ink Cubes

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Opal Rounds Enamel Dots; Taylored Expressions Kaleidoscope Cutting Plate

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Eat More Chicken


Today is the day I am posting my card for our Challenge Your Stash group on SCS.  This is our 68th month of de-stash, so we are in the middle our 6th year of challenges. I really like these challenges and know they will continue as I know I have many, many items in my stash that I can use and love the fun challenges!


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. 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.

Sharon posted our August challenge--use water on your card, either an image or watercolor or spritz, or the word water.

I love this Whipper Snapper Designs older wood mounted stamp called Eat More Chicken!  It just makes me smile.  We are also at a lake house in northern Wisconsin and have tried a bit of fishing.................... tried!  I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers.  The background papers are from the Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea line called Seashore--more water!  I added some Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine and some blue sequins for the added touch!

 


Here is the inside of my card with a strip of the patterned paper:



If you check some of the blogs on my sidebar, you may find others who have posted their cards in the next few days. 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 CYSAUG.  You might see many cards there if you do a search.  They probably will be posted today or in the next few days.

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 September, Vickie is up for our challenge.  Be sure to check back to see what we create then!


Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Designs Eat More Chicken

Cardstock: The Paper Cut 100# Cougar Opaque White; Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy; Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea-Seashore Patterned Paper

Ink: 
 Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine; Blue Sequins

Friday, August 26, 2022

White on White Anniversary Card


Today I am posting a card for a SCS Challenge by Misti Monday to use one of the mini stamps that many of us have.  I have a few of the sweet mini stamp sets from Colorado Craft Company--love them!  My friend Jeanette recently posted a card with layers and layers of white patterns, so I thought I would give that a try.  I do really like white on white cards!


I picked the Colorado Craft Company mini stamp set called Anniversary Mini.  I think this couple is so dang cute!  I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers and then used a coordinating die I have to cut it out.  The sentiment is from the same set and I die cut it with my Gina K Designs Master Layouts 2.  The background layer is a newer to me embossing folder from Sizzix called 3-D Art Deco.  I love the dimension is gives to the card.  I then die cut 2 circles from a MFT-My Favorite Things set called Wonky Stitched Circles.   A perfect anniversary card!

 



I hope you like my card.  Be sure to use those mini-stamps and try a multi-layered white on white card


Image/Sentiment:  Colorado Craft Company Anniversary Mini Stamp Set

Cardstock: The Paper Cut 100# Cougar Opaque White; 

Ink: 
 Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Sizzix 3-D Art Deco Embossing Folder; MFT-My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles; Gina K Designs Master Layouts 2

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

We Wish You a Merry Christmas


You will be wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas Eve 4 months from today!  Have you started shopping?

Today I am posting a card that I made for our challenge group on SCS called Christmas Crazy!  Shelly is the coordinator of the group and she also sent everyone in the group this kit that included the sweet image, sentiment and some patterned paper for July and August!  For the rest of the months, she pairs us up and we send each other a similar kit.  But, she sent them all this round--thanks my friend!

Shelly sent us the image and sentiment from Dreamland Crafts stamp set called We Wish You a Merry Christmas.  I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers.  The sentiment was die cut it with my Taylored Expressions Modern Sentiment Labels. I then layered the Christmas plaid patterned paper over the Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler and used three sizes of Spellbinder circle dies for the layers.  At that point, I decided to make a shaker card!  I put a piece of acetate behind the three layers and then added Taylored Expressions Bold Tiny Diamonds in green, red and white.   I now have a fun Christmas Card!



Here is my card shook up to see the Tiny Diamonds!



I hope you like my card.  And--thanks Shelly for a fun kit this month!


Image/Sentiment:  Dreamerland Crafts We Wish You a Merry Christmas Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 100# White;  Stampin' Up Garden Green; Cherry Cobbler

Ink: 
 Gina K Designs Black Onyx

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle Dies; Taylored Expressions Modern Sentiment Labels, Tiny Diamonds-Bold; 

Monday, August 22, 2022

Penny Black Vase

 


Here we are--this is the Double Duty Day!  This is the 18th month, so we are in the middle year #2.  This was a thought that I had in the middle of the night and it is called Double Duty! 


Each month, we get to pick a stamp set from a predetermined company. Then, we will use that one stamp set and make two cards from the set.  Different images and sentiments from the same set can be used, or use the same image two different ways—Double Duty either way!  But, as an added challenge, one item must be used on both cards—same color cardstock, same ribbon, same stencil, same something.  Double Duty Again!  We will post both cards on our blog on the the 22nd of each month.  See-Double Duty again!  We will be sure to have fun getting doubly inky each month with a different stamp company.  Let’s have fun!

For August, the company we are using is Penny Black.  There are many cute Penny Black images but I went with a favorite floral wooden stamp.  This stamp is called Polka Dot Vase Bouquet!




For both cards, I used the same embossing folder from Sizzix called Staggered Chevrons.  I also die cut the image panel on both cards with Gina K Designs Master Layouts 9.  The sentiment on both cards is also from a Gina K Designs card kit.   




For this card, I stamped the image and colored with my Copic Sketch Markers.  I added some Trinity Stamps Pink bling as the final touch.



For the second card, the yellow one, I stamped the image on watercolor cardstock.  I used my Altenew Watercolors pens to color the image.  I added some Pinkfresh Studio Peach Fuzz Jewels as the final touch!  




So again, I had a number of Double Duty elements on these cards. I used the same embossing folder on both cards.  I die both image panels with Master Layouts 9 and used the same sentiment strip, all from Gina K Designs.  I also used only two colors of cardstock for each card--and typically I used three!  Gems were the final touch on both!


I hope you enjoyed my cards for our group.  Please be sure to check out the other Double Duty cards.  

Here is a link to Jeanette's,  Darlene and Carol's blogs. I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of sets of great cards.  Our friend Kelly might occasionally post a card for our challenge, but she could not commit to the entire year.  So, check her blog to see if she did play along this month!

Impression Obsession Stamps is up for our our September challenge, so be sure to check out our cards on the 22nd!


Image/Sentiment:  Penny Black Polka Dot Vase Bouquet Stamp/Gina K Designs Sentiment strip

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 110# White and Watercolor Cardstock;  Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss, Flirty Flamingo

Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers, Altenew Watercolor Pens; Sizzix Staggered Chevrons Embossing Folder;  Gina K Designs Master Layouts 9; Trinity Stamps Pink Bling; Pinkfresh Studios Peach Fuzz Jewels