Sunday, April 18, 2021

Doodle Flowers

This is my card for the 55th round of the UIS--Unidentified Image Swap on SCS.  Yes, the 55th round!  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.   The image for this round was provided by Tracie!  She will swap the cards and include the next image that I sent in our return envie. And then we get to do it all again--for round #56--in June! 

Tracie sent everyone this beautiful Taylored Expressions background image called Doodle Flowers.  She asked us to add a sentiment and I picked another Taylored Expressions stamp from the Drop A Line set.  I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers.  It was so fun to color up all of these sweet flowers.  I die cut the floral background with my Gina K Designs Master Layouts 1 and added the black border.  The sentiment was die cut with The Paper Cut's Stitched Ovals 1 and 2 set.  A few Studio Katja clear dots were the final touch!

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

If you check some of the other blogs listed on my sidebars, you may find some other swappers who have posted their creations--due date is today, the 18th--or they may post in the upcoming days. You can also check out SCS and use the keyword UIS55 to see some posted there.  I hope everyone in the swap likes my card--and that you do too!

Image/Sentiment: Taylored Expressions Doodle Flowers and Drop a Line
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White;  Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Gina K Designs Master Layout 1; The Paper Cut Stitched Ovals 1 and 2 Die sets; Studio Katja Clear Dots

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Glory Bee

This is my card for our April swap for my local stamp store called Polka Dots.  The theme is Your Choice!  I went with a sweet stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs called Glory Bee. I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers. The background paper is We R Memory Keepers Red, White and Blue-Celebration line.  I die cut the star layer with my Gina K Designs Master Layouts 2 and added a layer of blue.  I added some red enamel dots for an embellishment.

Here is the inside of my card:

I am sure I will get back some sweet cards!

Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Designs Glory-Bee

Cardstock:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 110# White ; Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim; We R Memory Keepers Red, White and Blue-Celebration Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Gina K Designs Master Layouts 2;  Copic Sketch Markers; Red Enamel Dots; 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Classy Card Ladies Sketch

Today is the 15th and that means it is another posting day for our group, the Crafty Card Ladies!   The team names are the Pearls and the Diamonds--very Classy names for us!   For our April Challenge, Laura Jean and Darlene are the hostesses. Darlene is a Pearl and Laura Jean is a Diamond, just like me!   And we are all team Classy Card Ladies!  

The theme for April that was picked is a Sketch Challenge.  In the 10 years the original members of the group have been together, there has never been a sketch challenge-can you believe that!  This is the sketch that Laura Jean asked the Diamonds to use--Tuesday Morning Sketch 592! Thanks Melissa of TMS for letting us use this sketch!

Laura Jean sent everyone a kit with a Tim Holtz Spring 2021 Flower.  She also include some coordinating sentiments and I used one on the inside of my card. Laura Jean also included some Basic Grey Origins patterned paper along with some fun ribbons and pretty embellishments. 

I colored the flower and stem image with my Copic Sketch Markers. I then cut strips of three of the four patterned papers and layered them over a strip of cardstock.  I used the 4th patterned paper as my background.  I added three of the enamel dots LJ sent for the final part of the sketch.  This was fun card to make!

Here is the inside of my card, with one of the sentiments, ribbon and a tag LJ included in the kit:

I hope all of the Classy Card Ladies enjoy my card this month. Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Diamonds as well the Pearls have created this month.  There are two members who do not have blogs: Suzy who is on the Diamond team and Debby who is a Pearl. 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!  See you next month in May, when Carol and Shelly are the hostesses!

Image/Sentiment:  Tim Holtz Spring 2021 flower

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Neenah Solar 110# White; Stampin' Up Garden Green, Soft Seafoam; Basic Grey Origins Patterned Paper

Ink:  Gina K Designs Amalgam Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Green & Yellow Enamel Dots; Ribbon; 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Sprinkles for you Birthday

Today is the 12th and it is time for another Hot Mess card.  This is card number 21 and we are well into year #2. 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 used a brand new to me stencil that I received last month in our sweet Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy box.  It is called Sprinkles! This stencil is a turnabout type stencil that can be used with up to 4 colors and rotated each time.   I used some Picket Fence Paper Glaze with it and this is try #4 or 5-I lost count......  I had three colors picked out and each time when I got to the third color, the glaze seeped under the stencil and I had a puddled sprinkle!  I was not sure if it was the glaze, so I used a different color and it still happened.  Then, I thought the stencil was not totally dry--still happened.  Then, I used Pixie Spray and still happened!  So, I decided that after adding the the two colors of glaze, the stencil did not fit flat on the cardstock and the third color of glaze got underneath, hence causing the puddle.  So--I only used two--Cornflower Blue and Leaf Grass!  Done!!!

The image is a sweet stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs called Purrfect Birthday!  I colored with my Copic Sketch Markers and added a piece of Pacific Point ribbon as a flag.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, birthday sentiment strips.

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

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!   We will all continuing this year, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on April 12th.  

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs Purrfect Birthday; Simon Says Stamp Birthday Sentiment Strip

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 1110# White; Stampin' Up Pacific Point, Call Me Clover

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Intense Black; 

Accessories:  Picket Fence Paper Glaze-Cornflower Blue and Leaf Green; Taylored Expressions Sprinkles Stencil; Stampin' Up Pacific Point Stitched 1/4" Grosgrain

Sunday, April 11, 2021

No Coffee?

This is my April 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 59th month and the theme for April  is "Coffee, Chocolate, Cravings".  

I went with a fun, older stamp from the Funny Bone Collection of Riley & Company called Depresso!   I die cut the sentiment and the layer behind from my  Gina Marie Designs Stitched Square Dies.  I picked a fun coffee bean patterned paper from the Moxie Cup O Java Perfect Blend Line.  I added a strip of Stampin' Up Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon and a coffee cup brad.  I think this is a fun card.

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Terry and the others swappers like my card this month too! Terry has already posted the May theme and the ones for the rest of the year.  Be sure to come back in to see what we create!  

Image/Sentiment:  Riley & Company Funny Bones Depresso

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Basic Black; Moxie Cup O Java-Perfect Blend

Ink:  Stampin' Up Early Espresso

Accessories:   Stampin' Up Early Espresso 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon; Coffee Cup Brad

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Whale Wishes

Today is the 10th and the day we are to post our Stamp What? challenge with the three collaborators you have seen many times in the past--Kelly, Jeanette and me! We started this in January of 2020, so we are now into our second year of this fun challenge.  Kelly came up with the challenge to randomly pick a Stampin' Up set and make a card with that set.  Get the dust off of those forgotten Stampin' Up sets! 

I decided when this group challenge started to only use the wooden Stampin' Up stamps that are on my bottom shelves.  So this month, I randomly picked the Whale Wishes set!  The year on this set is 2007.

I stamped the image in navy ink and thought the Lawn Fawn Porthole Frames die set would be perfect to use for this set. I also used the cute little fish to add to the scene.   I picked some fun water droplets background paper!  

Here is the inside of my card:

I like the look of my card this month and I hope you do too.  Be sure to check out Jeanette and Kelly's cards.  I am sure they have some fun cards with those "oldies but goodies" stamp sets by Stampin' Up!  And be sure to check back every month on the 10th to see what we create!  

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Whale Wishes

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 110#  White;   Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Balmy Blue' Bella Blvd Secrets of the Sea-Seashore

Ink:  Stampin' Up Night of Navy,

Accessories:  Fawn Porthole Frames Dies

Friday, April 9, 2021

Sketchbook Bouquet

It is time for another The Three Musketeers post. We are ready to showcase the card we all created with the fun image that Jeanette sent us for April for Card #80!  That means we are more than half way through year #6--can you believe that?  All three of us sure have enjoyed the challenges every month and we hope that it continues for a long time!  Kelly is up for the May challenge so be sure to come back to see what we create!  

For our card this month, Jeanette sent us this pretty image from Taylored Expressions called Sketchbook Bouquet.   I also have this set and was able to use the coordinating die to cut out my image.   I think the image is so pretty!

I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers.   I cut the image with my matching die.  I used a green circle that I was from The Ton double stitched circle die.   I used my Stampin' Up Subtle Embossing Folder for a bit of texture on the background panel and some linen thread on the stems of the bouquet. I added some yellow enamel dots as the final touch. The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strip set.  I hope Jeanette and Kelly along with you enjoy my card!

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

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!   As I mentioned before, Kelly is  up for our May challenge.  Please be sure to join us again.  

Image/Sentiment:  Taylored Expressions Sketchbook Bouquet, and matching die; Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Cougar 110# White; Stampin' Up Garden Green, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; The Ton Double Stitched Circle Couture Cuts; Stampin' Up Subtle Embossing Folder; Yellow Enamel Dots

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Embossed Thanks!

This is my One Plus Twelve card, my fourth month of 2021!  This was the brainchild of Kelly and she asked Jeanette and me to join her in this challenge in 2019. We are to use just one stamp, to make a card every month and post on the 3rd of each month.  It was so much fun that the three of decided to continue for our third year and pick a new image to use.

For 2021, I picked a Gina K Designs set called Thankful Greenery.  I think this set is so pretty and I can see in my mind many ways that I can use this image.  Plus--I will have 12 thank you cards at the end of the year!

For this month's card, I embossed the image with my new Rose Gold Embossing Powder by Taylored Expressions-I love the soft look.  I colored the leaves and flowers with my Copic Sketch Marker.  I layered the image and background paper with the fun patterns from We R Memory Keepers Simply Spring line called Basket.  I used Calypso Coral and Garden Green  I added some green rhinestones for the final touch!

Here is the inside of my 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 what stamp set each of them picked for 2021 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 every month on the 3rd to see our cards!

Image/Sentiment: Gina K Designs Thankful Greenery

Cardstock: The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 100# White; Stampin' Up Garden Green, Calypso Coral; We R Memory Keepers Simply Spring Basket

Ink: Versamark; Taylored Expressions Rose Gold Embossing Powder

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Green Rhinestones

Friday, April 2, 2021

Rainbow Bridge

Good Morning.  Blessed Good Friday!

These are two cards I made yesterday for a friend and her adult daughter who had to put their dog Jasper down last week.  We have dog sat for Jasper for many years while Jill traveled and he was a very sweet yellow lab.

I used a Waffle Flower stamp and die set I bought a year or so ago when I saw many sweet examples.  The stamp set is called Rainbow Bridge and there are two coordinating die sets--Rainbow Dog and Rainbow Cat-I have both!  I die cut the dog frame with white and then again 7 times with scraps of cardstock for the rainbow.  I cut two sets of everything as I was making 2 cards.  I then layered the frame over an piece of embossed cardstock from Darice, called Paw Prints.  I then laid in each of the rainbow colors in the white frame.  The sentiments on the bottom are so sweet and are from the same stamp set.  I added a punched out red heart as the final touch.

I am sure Jill and Jessica will like these cards......................

Image/Sentiment:  Waffle Flower Rainbow Bridge Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut 110# White; Stampin' Up Bashful Blue, Basic Black, plus scraps of the 7 colors of the rainbow

Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories:   Stampin' Up Heart Punch; 
Waffle Flower Rainbow Bridge Dog Die; Darice Paw Prints Embossing Folder

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Today is the day I am posting my card for our Challenge Your Stash group on SCS.  This is our 80th month of de-stash and we are into our 5th year of our 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.

Kelly posted our March challenge--Today is my birthday! March is also World Literacy Month - create a card based on any book or book characters.

First--Happy Birthday my Friend Kelly.  I hope it is an awesome day!

Back to my card...............  I knew what patterned paper I wanted to use--so then I needed to find a stamp to use.  I went with an older Unity Stamp set called Quote Bundle Pack.  It has a five great quotes and I love this one by Emerson.  He is an author, right?! I inked it up with Early Espresso and layered with the same color and Bermuda Bay.  The fun paper pack is from Lawn Fawn, called Dewey Decimal. I added some Studio Katia Clear Drops for the final touch!

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 CYSMAR.  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 April, Shelly is up for our challenge.  Be sure to check back to see what we create then!

Image/Sentiment:  Unity Stamp Company Quote Bundle Pack

Cardstock:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay; Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack Dewey Decimal

 Stampin' Up Early Espresso

Accessories:  Studio Katia Clear Drops

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Maturity is.....

This is my March card is for the monthly swap that Pam hosts on SCS.  Each month we make 8 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 favorite wood mounted stamps from Outlines Stamp Company, who are no longer in business.   There is no name on the side-I just call it Maturity!  I die cut the image and the layer from my CottageCutz Double Stitched Ovals.  The background paper is from Stampin' Up called It's My Party Designer Series Paper.  I added a strip of Melon Mambo Scalloped Ribbon under the sentiment-and the dots are face down!  A few black enamel dots are the final touch.  I think everyone can use a birthday card.

Here is the inside of my card:

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

Image/Sentiment:  Outline Rubber Stamp Company-Maturity

Cardstock:  Neenah Class Crest 110# Solar White; Stampin' Up Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, It's My Party Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Stampin' Up Melon Mambo

Accessories:  CottageCutz Double Stitched Oval Dies; Black Enamel Dots; Stampin' Up Melon Mambo Scallop Ribbon