Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy New Year

This is my card for the December Challenge Your Stash group on SCS.  This is our 12th month of de-stashing--our first full year is in!

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 and the card is due to be posted on the 28th. 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.

Maggie posted our December challenge--Create a New Year's card without an alcohol theme.

I have had this stamp for a few years and I do not think it has been inked up.  I am not sure it was meant to be a New Year image--but I think it fits just fine!  I paired it with some of the sweet Stampin' Up Winter Wonderland Designer vellum.  I also used some gold embossing powder--it has been awhile since I did that too.  I think I did dig into my stash for this card!

Here is the inside of my card:

If you check some of the blogs on my sidebar, you may find others who have posted their cards today or in the next day or so.  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 CYSDEC.  You might see many cards there is you do a search.

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 January, January is up and we already know her challenge.  Be sure to check back to see what we create for the start of our second year!

Image/Sentiment:  Hot Fudge Studio-Hampton Art--No Name on stamp; Inside Sentiment Impression Obsession Christmas Sentiments stamp set

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum

Ink:  Versamark and SU Gold Embossing Powder

Accessories:  SU Gold Brads

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Happy Birthday Denise!

Today The Project Bin's Design Team is celebrating the birthday of Denise, the owner and designer of The Project Bin.  In honor of Denise's birthday, her design team is hosting a blog hop to showcase her wonderful stamps!

If you just stumbled upon the hop, you'll want to start at the beginning with Stasia's amazing blog and finish with The Project Bin blog where you can wish Denise a very Happy Birthday! 

If you haven't seen the stamps at The Project Bin, there is truly something for everyone!   Whether it's sweet and inspiring, or whimsical and fun, The Project Bin has it all - perfect for all your card making needs.  And, many of the stamp sets come with coordination dies--how cool is that!

For the full blog hop line up, see the list below.

For Denise's card, I used a wonderful stamp set called Born Yesterday. This set comes with 7 great sentiment stamps.  I think this is a great set to use to make some awesome birthday cards, especially for a sweet person like Denise!

Here is the inside of my card:

Are you ready to hop?  You should now head to Tamie's  blog.  

Here is the full hop order:

Barb Deichl--this is me and you are here!

I hope you have enjoyed my card and will stop by The Project Bin Blog to wish Denise a very happy birthday!

Happy Birthday Denise--cheers to you and many more!

Image/Sentiment: The Project Bin Born Yesterday Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Calypso Coral, Marina Mist,  Pear Pizzazz; Bo Bunny Back to Basics Surprise Confetti Patterned Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Calypso Coral and Marina Mist

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Old Olive 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Green Button with Calypso Coral Baker's Twine

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Maybe Christmas

Merry Christmas Eve.

This card is for the monthly swap that Pam hosts on SCS.  Each month we make 10 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 Christmas stamp sets from The Project Bin.   I love this set and I have used it often this year to make my cards.    I think everyone can use more Christmas Cards!

Here is the inside of my card:

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

Image/Sentiment:  The Project Bin Maybe Christmas

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green; My Mind's Eye Mistletoe Magic Santa and Trees

Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  SU 1/4" Mellow Moss Grosgrain Ribbon; Green Brads

Friday, December 22, 2017

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!

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 Christmas stamp set called Joyful Song. This set comes with 5 great sentiment stamps and 3 cute images.  I think this is a sweet set to use to make some wonderful Christmas cards.

Here is the Joyful Song 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 Bin Joyful Song Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Real Red, Garden Green; Authentique Wonder 6x6 package of patterned paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Real Red Candy Dots and Brad Bases, Real Red 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon; Green Sequins; Corner Rounder

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Fancy Fold Christmas Card

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 8th month!

I came up with our challenge for December. Create a fancy fold Christmas card.  And the challenge part is to use a fold that you have not tried in the past.  Sounds easy--but still a challenge.  Ready--set--go!

I thought for a bit and remembered a card that I received in a swap a few months ago with a kind of z-fold variation.  So, I used that as a guide and created this cute Christmas Card, using one of my newer Stampin' Up sets.

Here is the card opened: 

Here is a close-up of the inside:

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!  Jeanette is up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in January!

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Carols of Christmas/Good Greetings

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green; Authentique Wonder 6x6 pack of patterned paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green

Accessories:  SU Gently Falling Embossing Folder