Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thank You Card for Crafter's Choice Swap

This is a card that I made for Martha’s Crafter’s Choice Swap SCS swap.  I took a spot in Thank You, Thinking of You and Get Well, so check back in two days for the second card. 

Image/Sentiment—Paper Impressions Thank You Calligraphy

Cardstock--SU Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Spiced Cider DSP

Ink—Cajun Craze

Accessories— Pearl Brads and Old Button with Brown floss

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July Calendar Girls--A card without ink?

Welcome to another round with the Calendar Girls!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers. 

This month hostess is our Miss July--Michelle  Here are the directions from the Marvelous Michelle--This month is a free for all....any theme! But.....there is a catch.

Our cards can be created using anything BUT a stamped image (sentiments are okay). Here is where you can get creative...examples would be punch art, stickers, embellishments, patterned paper, whatever you chose.

So, this was a bit of a challenge for me as I rarely make a card without a stamped image.  So, off to check the Patterned Paper bins and found this great paper as well as some stickers I also had in the same spot—Whoopee!  Ready to create! 

Cardstock-- Gina K Designs Red Hot, In the Navy; Moxie Red, White & Blue Designer Paper

Accessories—Karen Foster Patriotic Parade Stickers, Blue and White Star ribbon and White Star brads

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit.   I am sure you will enjoy all of the July creations and how creative the other ladies are without getting inky this month.  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar.

I hope you enjoy looking at our cards!  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cupcake Heaven

This is one of my favorite Whipper Snapper images—it sure is Cupcake Heaven! 

Image/Sentiment— Whipper Snapper Cupcake Heaven, Stampin’ Up Short and Sweet

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin’ Up Mellow Moss & Cameo Coral; Basic Grey Urban Prairie

Ink—Palette Black

Accessories— Copics, Punches and Pink Button Brads

Monday, July 18, 2011

Another Riley Card!

And here is another Riley card—I love all of these cute images! 

Image/Sentiment— Bicycle Riley, SU Wonderful Words

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Brilliant Blue and Designer Series Paper

Ink—Palette Black, SU Brilliant Blue

Accessories— Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Blue Buttons, Cuttlebug Herringbone Embossing Folder

Friday, July 15, 2011

Dueling Darling Divas July Card---Garden of Friendship

Inside of my card:

Here is my card for round #12 of our very friendly duel.

Laura Jean—LJ--is our great hostess for the Divas for July and sent some awesome items for us to play with and create a sweet card.  Terry is the hostess for the Dazzlers and they came up the theme of Garden of Friendship.  This is for all things found in the garden, especially friendships that grow and grow! As a little extra this month, they would like us to share a friendship we have.  First, I want to say I consider each and every one of the Darlings in our group a friend—even though I have only met three in person (and one will be added to the list by the time this is posted—Debbie!)  We chat and chat in the DDD thread along with other threads on SCS, text and email each other—just like Real Life Friends!!!  On my bucket list is to meet each of the wonderful ladies who are a part of this awesome group!

Card Details:

Image/Sentiment— Gardening Flopsey (My Favorite Things

Paper—SU Daffodil Delight and Not Quite Navy; Gina K White; October Afternoon Patterned Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories— Nestabilities, Lady Bug Button, Red/Green Buttons, Red solid and Red Gingham Ribbon, Spiral Clip, Copics

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas created.  Then, there is a link to Jeanette's blog, to see what the Dazzler's gardens look like.

Barb:You are here!

AND--now for the Dazzlers: Please start at Jeanette's blog and enjoy the travels through the other blogs.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Will Trade Coffee for Gossip!

Here is a card I made for a MFT—My Favorite Things swap.  I love coffee or a hazelnut latte and it is fun to share a cup or two or more with a good friend!

Image/Sentiment— My Favorite Things Coffee? Tea?

Cardstock—Gina K White and Chocolate Kiss; Stampin’ Up Creamy Caramel; Striped DSP

Ink—Palette Black

Accessories— Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Copics, PTI Wood grain button

Monday, July 11, 2011

SOTC June Swap--Sports

This is a card that I made for our monthly Sisterhood of the Traveling Card (SOTC) Swap on SCS.  Kadie is was our June hostess and asked us to create a card for a girl's sport.  Since I was the head girls volleyball coach for 19 years at the high school I retired from,  I knew which sport I wanted to use.  I love watching sports--and loved coaching them too!

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Have A Ball

Cardstock--Gina K White and Black; Essentially Yours Sports Patterned Paper


Accessories—Black Ribbon, Volleyball Brad, Black Embossin Powder, Circle Punches 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Paint Yourself a New Color

This is a card I made for a swap SCS—the theme was “Sense of Humor”.  I really like this line of stamps as they all make me smile!

Image/Sentiment— Inkadinkado

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade and DSP

Ink—SU Poppy Parade

Accessories— Poppy Ribbon, Blue Brads, Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sweet Tooth Swap

This is a card that I made for Lori’s Sweet Tooth or Summer Swap SCS swap.  I took a spot in each--the summer Riley card was posted last week.

Image/Sentiment—Impression Obsession Large Cake, Stampin' Up Eat Cake

Cardstock--Gina K White, SU Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose; Basic Grey Bittersweet Patterned Paper

Ink—Palette Belle Rose

Accessories— Pink Ribbon, Pink Brads, Oval Punches, Copics

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summer Time Fun-Camping with Riley

This is a card that I made for Lori’s Sweet Tooth or Summer Swap SCS swap.  I took a spot in each, so check back in two days for the second card.  I love this Riley image and had used the patterned paper on a recent card and thought I’d use it again.

Image/Sentiment—Riley with Tent

Cardstock--Gina K White, SU Chocolate Chip and Old Olive; Bo Bunny Roughin’ It Patterned Paper

Ink—Memento Black

Accessories— Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Brads, Copics,