Monday, September 18, 2017

Countryside


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 42nd round!  Laura Jean is the hostess this month and she sent everyone this great Stampin' Up image. LJ will swap the cards and send everyone the next image, which is being sent by Jeanette. We then get to do it all again, for round 43! And, Jeanette just took sign-ups to hostess for another year or so--we will be going through 2018!
Here is the inside of my card:



I hope Laura Jean 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.

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Countryside

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Confetti Ivory; SU Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso; The Paper Loft ~ Back Country--Forest and Marked Trail Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories:  
Copic Markers; SU 3/8" Taffeta Basic Gray Ribbon; Kraft Brads




Sunday, September 17, 2017

Going Places



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 Stampin' Up masculine sets--Traveler.   I love this set and I also really like the 6x6 paper pack Going Places.    I think everyone can use more masculine cards.

Here is the inside of my card:



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


Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Traveler


Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory; SU Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Delightful Dijon, Going Places 6x6 paper pack

Ink:  SU Basic Black

Accessories:  SU 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Yellow Brads



Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday's With The Project Bin

If you are looking for my Dueling Darlings card, please scroll down.



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--and I think you too will love these great sentiment stamp sets.  And, remember, some of the sets come with matching steel dies!

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 the newest stamp set called New LeafThis set comes with 10 stamps.  There are some wonderful sentiments along with some cute images.  I think this is a wonderful set to use in the fall season.  Yes, it does feels like fall in Wisconsin--and it is only mid-September!




Here is the New Leaf 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 New Leaf Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper

Ink: SU Mossy Meadow


Accessories:  CottageCutz Single Stitched Oval Dies; SU Pennant Dies; Green Twine; Copper Sequins; Acorn Brad



Chocolate!

If you would like to see my card for The Project Bin, please scroll up.


It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For the September Challenge, Terry S. and Terry A. decided on the theme--Chocolate!   Terry A. is the one of the Dazzlers and Terry S. is a Diva, the team that I am on!  They decided on the chocolate theme in honor of Milton Hershey's birthday on 9/13!

Terry
sent each of the Divas some great chocolate images and sweet coordinating sentiments--I had to say that!!!!!!  Terry also included some colorful patterned papers and wonderful matching embellishments!  I picked the Stamping Bella Edna Loves Chocolate image as she just makes me smile!   This sure was a fun card to make!

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. 

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 wonderfully "Sweet" creations this month!


Image/Sentiment: Stamping Bella Edna Loves Chocolate and an unknown sentiment on the inside

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Gina K White; Stampin' Up Perfect Plum, Old Olive; Pebbles Tealightful Lovely Lilacs Patterned Paper;  Kaisercraft Glitter Cardstock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories:  
Copic Markers; Sizzix Dotted Ovals Dies; SU Punches; SU Orchid Grosgrain Ribbon with Paper Studio Purple Baker's Twine over the top; Recollections Gems and Purple Flowers




Sunday, September 10, 2017

You've Got Style



This is my 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 21st month and the theme for September is "You've Got Style".  We could interpret the theme for a card that reflected fashion, color, our own personal quirkiness, our stamping style.....it's was up to us! So, I went with making a card that reflects my style--a sentiment as the focal point, designer paper as the background, using dies to highlight the image and of course, adding brads and ribbon. This card is "Just My Style"! I am sure there will be some wonderful cards this month.


I hope Terry and the others swappers like my card this month too!  I cannot wait to see what our theme is for October and it will be posted today!

Here is the inside of my card:




Image/Sentiment:  Morning Star--We Don't Quit Playing

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White;  Stampin' Up Watermelon Wonder, Chocolate Chip, Peekaboo Peach, Tasty Treats Specialty Series Paper

Ink: SU Chocolate Chip


Accessories: SU Chocolate Chip Candy Dots and Brad Bases, Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon; Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle Dies



Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hey Pumpkin!


It is time for another The Three Musketeers post. We are ready to showcase the card we all created with the image that Kelly sent this month for Card #36!  That means we have just completed year #3--WOW!  All three of us sure have enjoyed the challenges every month and we hope that it continues for a few more!  Jeanette will be up next for the October challenge and I already have the image that she sent!  Be sure to come back to see what we create!



For our card this month, Kelly sent an image a sweet CC Designs image for the fall season.  Plus, it is her son's birthday today--so happy birthday little man!  I know they have evacuated their Miami home and are in the middle of Florida, so I do hope that they can have a small celebration today, along with staying safe!  Thinking of you today Kelly along with all of your family as Irma is to come ashore. I think this image is too cute and is a perfect fall card!    I hope Jeanette and Kelly like my card. 




Here is the inside of my card:




Please check out the other Musketeer's cards.  Here is a 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 it may be upcoming, so be sure to check out their blog for their card!  


Image/Sentiment: CC Designs--Cinnamon with Pumpkin

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie; Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow


Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  
Copic Markers; SU Oval Dies and Punches, Linen Thread; Copper Brads



Friday, September 8, 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--and I think you too will love these great sentiment stamp sets.  And, remember, some of the sets come with matching steel dies!

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 the newest stamp set called New LeafThis set comes with 10 stamps.  There are some wonderful sentiments along with some cute images.  I think this is a wonderful set to use in the fall season.  Yes, it feels like fall in Wisconsin already!




Here is the New Leaf 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 New Leaf Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Real Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry; Bo Bunny Apple Cider Stripes Patterned Paper

Ink: SU Cajun Craze


Accessories:  Gina Marie Designs Pierced Chain Rectangle Dies; Brown and White Baker's Twine;  Leaf Brad



Thursday, September 7, 2017

Love Is.......


Here is my September Crafters of Faith card.  This is a great group that my friend Kelly started on SCS. This is our 9th month and Judy gave us this challenge:    I have so many favorite verses; many from the Psalms, from Romans, Galatians and Philippians and went back and forth in choosing a verse for September. I finally settled on this verse that really sums up for me my faith:

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so no one can boast. For we our God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:8-10

As September is the month both my sons were born in I like to remember that these boys were two of the greatest gifts God gave to me! (The meaning of their names is Gift of God) So I would like you to create a card celebrating a birth or another great gift God has bestowed on you.


I inked up one of my favorite stamp sets and bible verse of all time--Love Is.... I am not sure I can decide on just one "great gift", so I chose Love as the Greatest Gift of All!  I also used one of my newer Gina Marie Designs Dies--Loopy Rectangle and I really like how it highlights the sentiment.  I think they even look like hearts surrounding the image.  I hope others think my sentiment  is a good fit for this challenge.  


Here is the inside of my card:




I hope Judy, along the others like my card this month!  We are to post between the 7th and 10th 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: Our Daily Bread 1 Corinthians


Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper


Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  SU Always Artichoke Candy Dots and Brads; Crumb Cake Satin Ribbon; Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangle Die 



Friday, September 1, 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--and I think you too will love these great sentiment stamp sets.  And, remember, some of the sets come with matching steel dies!

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 stamp set called Wise Women. This set comes with 5 great sentiments by some very famous and wise women--you will love them.  The set also comes with a pair of wonderful shoes!  I think this is a wonderful set!



Here is the Wise Women 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 Wise Women Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Patterns Love Designer Series Paper

Ink: SU Real Red


Accessories: SU Layering Circles, Real Red 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Real Red Brads



Monday, August 28, 2017

Challenge Your Stash



This is my card for the August Challenge Your Stash group on SCS.  This is our 7th month of de-stashing!

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.

Darlene posted our August challenge--Make you own Background--do not use any Designer Series Paper.   I like using embossing folders and I think I have not used this Stampin' Up one yet--so here is Pinewood Plank.   True to "Challenge your Stash", I also inked up a stamp that has not seen the light of day, or ink! I think they are a good combination!





Here is the inside of my card, using Washi tape, not patterned paper!


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 CYSAUG.  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 September, Jody is up and I cannot wait to see her challenge.  Be sure to check back to see what we create!


Image/Sentiment:  Verses The Woods


Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow

Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip

Accessories:  SU Button with Linen Thread, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Copper Brads; Gina Marie Designs Arch Stitched Tags; Washi Tape on the inside