Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Always Jump in Puddles

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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 16th month!  We are now well into year #2!

Kelly provided the challenge for July and she used the premise of my June challenge:  Back in the day, our parents/grandparents probably said quite a few quirky things the younger generation would wonder what it means!  Some of the sayings are from an era long ago and days gone by, but perhaps catchy enough to stick with your family.  Your challenge this month is to think back on the good 'ol days and remember some of the sayings and create a card based on that.  BUT - to think of your OWN would be too easy!  Because we are RSG think-outside-the-box challengers, we are going to send 2 choices to one another backwards alphabetical order (opposite from last month) and you'll let your partner know what card to create based on ONE of the two choices sent!   So Barb sends 2 to Kelly,  Kelly sends 2 to Jeanette, and Jeanette sends 2 to Barb.    This month I'm sending you down memory lane - Ready, Set, GO!

So--I followed directions and asked Jeanette.  She gave me two sayings from her grandparents.  Her Grandma often told her growing up "Beauty is as beauty does".  Jeanette knew her Grandma would draw attention to the inner beauty of people with her saying.  The second saying came from her Grandpa and she remembers him saying often " When it rains, it pours".  She said her Grandpa was a fun guy and she has many fond memories of him.  

I picked the second saying as I knew I had some cute umbrella type cards.  I added the fun sentiment as Jeanette mentioned her Grandpa was a fun guy and I am sure he did jump in many puddles during his life--maybe even with Jeanette!

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!  I am up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in September! 

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Puddle Duck/Savvy Stamps Puddles Sentiment

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Pool Party, So Saffron; Echo Park Paper April Showers-Celebrate Spring

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; CottageCutz Stitched Oval Dies; Yellow Baker's Twine; Sequins

Wine Divas

If you are looking for my Ready-Set-Go Card, please scroll  up.

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

Tami sent each of the Divas this cute Art Impression image along with some funny coordinating sentiments.  Tami included some great patterned papers and matching embellishments.   This sure was a fun card to make!  Tami also noted she hoped that we--any members of the Dueling Darlings--would share a glass of wine in person some day.  I hope to meet Tami soon and share that glass!

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.  Suzy and Debby are up for the September 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: Art Impressions Wine Divas

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride; Unknown Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Mossy Grosgrain Ribbon; Pink Pearls; Gina Marie Designs Stitched Circle Die, Spellbinder Circle Die; Stampin' Up Circle Punches

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


I am back with another sweet card from the January card kit group.  If you want more information on this group and the wonderful memories from my friends, check back at my Sunday post for more details!  This is card kit #3, from Terry L. It was a fun kit with a couple of great images from Art Impressions of fun ladies!  She also included some colorful patterned paper, cardstock and some wonderful embellishments! I hope that Terry and my other friends like my creation.  

Here is the inside of my card:

Thanks for a great kit Terry--it was a fun card to make!

Image/Sentiment:  Art Impressions Girlfriends

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  White; Stampin' Up YoYo Yellow, Gina K Blue Raspberry; The Paper Studio Patterned Paper

Copic Markers; Blue Enamel Dots

Monday, August 13, 2018

Birthday Warmth

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 birthday.  I am sure my card fits!

I inked up a Verses stamp that I do not think I have ever used before.   I think the sentiment is really sweet!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope everyone likes my card!

Image/Sentiment: Verses Birthday Warmth

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White;  Stampin' Up Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Party Animal Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango

Accessories:  Stampin' Up 3/8" Pacific Point Stitched Satin Ribbon