Monday, January 22, 2018

January Creative Card Chicks!

This is my card for January'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. I am the hostess this month and sent everyone this sweet Whipper Snapper image--Stack O' Birthday Cakes! I also sent patterned paper from the It's My Party pack along with some colorful embellishments.

The image is so large that it would have almost covered the entire card, so I fussy cut.  I also layered three ribbons--the widest Mint Macaron on the bottom, them Crushed Curry, topped with Black.  The melon brads give the card so additional color!

The Creative Card Chicks 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!  Some might have posted yesterday, so be sure to look back on their blog.  Many of our members also post their card in our SCS thread--so you might find more there.  Kelly is up for the February Challenge.  Please be sure to come back to see what image we are using!

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs Stack O' Birthday Cakes

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections 110# White;  Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Basic Black, It's My Party Designer Series Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Black Button with Crushed Curry Baker's Twine; Melon Brads; SU Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry and Basic Black Ribbons

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Friendship Never Melts Away

I am so excited to share this card with you!  It makes me smile as I know I have been smiling for a few days as I have spent the time with some of favorite SCS friends--in person--at my house!  My friends Darlene and Carol are here again to join me at Camp Stamp-in-Oga, which was held yesterday.  Our good friend Kelly, from Miami, also joined us for the first time this year.  Yes, she did fly in from Florida, to Wisconsin, in January!  Just because she loves us!  Then, Jeanette came from Illinois and some "local" Wisconsinites, LJ and Terry are here too!  So, we had a full table of 7 at the stamp class yesterday morning at camp and then spent the rest of the day and night stamping away.  This afternoon, everyone is going to be at my house for a fun watercolor class, taught by my friend Kathy!  Tomorrow morning, I will take Kelly, Darlene and Carol to the airport and the three others leave later today.  I am sure the house will be very quite after they all leave, but I know we have had many, many laughs, smiles, hugs to hold us over until the next time............................

This card was made for the shoebox swap we decided to do while everyone was here. The theme we decide was snow--in honor of Kelly being here and wanting to see snow!  I sure hope her wish came through!

I thought the sentiment was perfect for our get together--and of course, it is a Whipper Snapper sentiment.  I did take Kelly, Carol and Darlene to Creative Pals, in Brookfield, on the way home from the airport on Thursday as it is the home of WSD! 

This is the card opened:

Here is the inside of my card.  It features a Gina K snowman image.  And--we also did make a stop at Village Ink & Paper in Greendale on Thursday. That is the home of Gina K.  I am sure that Kelly, Darlene and Carol helped the Wisconsin economy that day!

I hope you like my card and I am sure we had a wonderful time making these fun, snowy cards!  I bet I now have 6 sweet cards to help me remember such a fun few days!  

Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Designs Friendship Never Melts/Gina K Designs Christmas Magic Stamp Set with Matching Dies

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Whisper White, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar, Baja Breeze; KI Designs Alpine Socks/Alpine Fashion Patterned Paper

Ink: SU Baja Breeze; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Sequins; Copic Markers; Darice Snowflake Embossing Folder

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Camp Challenge Cards

These are my two cards for I made for our card challenges at Camp Stamp-in-Oga, which is being held today--Saturday, the 20th! Sarah, our camp leader, posts the challenges about a week before the camp.  There is a sketch and a color challenge. 

The first card is for the color challenge--there were 6 color choices--Night of Navy, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay.  I picked the first three and used the Stampin' up star framelits and the triple banner punch for the layout.  

The second card was for the sketch challenge and I used non-traditional colors for a Christmas card.  I used a pop of gold cardstock on the small banner for some color.  The background paper is from the Merry Music pack and is actually the musical words to Deck the Halls! 

I am hoping one will be a winner today!

Here is the insides of both cards:

Color Challenge

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Special Celebrations

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper

Ink: SU Night of Navy

Accessories: SU Star Framelits, Triple Banner Punch, Navy Button with Navy Baker's Twine, Sequins

Sketch Challenge

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Carols of Christmas

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Basic Black, Merry Music Designer Series Paper; Stardream Gold

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Mini Banner Punch; Sizzix Dotted Rectangle Dies

Friday, January 19, 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 for us in 2018.  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 wonderful stamp set called Awesome Sauce. This set comes with 6 great sentiment stamps for many occasions. 

Here is the Awesome Sauce 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 Awesome Sauce Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, World Spectacular Designer Series Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Island Indigo

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Ribbon, Button with Island Indigo Baker's Twine; My Favorite Things Stitched Arched Dies

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mystery Image Reveal

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 44th round!  Tracie is our hostess this month and she sent everyone this cute image. Tracie will swap the cards and send everyone the next image, which I sent out!   We then get to do it all again, for round 45, in March!
Here is the inside of my card:

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

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs For Mom

Cardstock: White; Stampin' Up Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz; Our Memories For Life Floral Flourish Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers; SU Doily, Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Pear Pizzaz Candy Dots and Brad Bases

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ready-Set-Go CASE'd

Today is the third Wednesday of the month and that means a Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card! The 3 Musketeers (Jeanette, Kelly and me) are back with another challenge this month--our 9th month!

Jeanette gave us our challenge for January:  CASE Two Cards.  Her theme required us a bit of detective work.  We were to go to the blogs of the other two members of RSG and find the blog post that is on or closest to the 17th of January 2017. The challenge is then to somehow CASE those two cards and come up with one this month.  Sounds like a real challenge.  Ready--set--go!

I went to Kelly's blog first and found this card, posted on 1/17:

Then, to Jeanette's blog and I spied this one that she posted on 1/16 as she did not have a blog post on the 17th:

So---my mashup, I mean CASE is seems pretty obvious to me--but our assignment, I mean direction from Jeanette was to explain what we pulled from each. I used the black and yellow color theme from Kelly's card and the layout from Jeanette's card.

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 February!

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Traveler

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Flashback Designer Series Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  SU Black Ribbon; Black Rhinestones; CottageCutz Double Stitched Circle Die; Spellbinder Circle Die