Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Take Time to Watch the Leaves Turn

This is the second of the two cards that I made for Samantha’s Fall Card Swap on SCS. I love the fall season and especially watching the leaves turn--it is so beautiful!

Image/Sentiment—Impression Obsession Watch the Leaves

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Marigold Morning; Gina K Ivory, Flair Designs Autumn Leaves DSP

Ink Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip

Accessories— Punches--square and leaf; Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Nestabilities, Paper Leaves and Yellow Brads

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wishing You Bountiful Blessings

This is one of the two cards that I made for Samantha’s Fall Card Swap on SCS. I found this cute patterned paper last week at a local scrapbook store and even though I had other fall papers at home, I knew I had to have this Carmel Apple paper for the swap!

Image/Sentiment—Stampabilities Bountiful Blessings

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso; Gina K Ivory;  Imaginisce Carmel Apple DSP

Ink Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler

Accessories— Sizzix Tim Holtz Wood-grain Embossing Folder, Cobbler Ribbon and Cobbler Brads

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August Calendar Girls--Sew Happy

Inside of the card

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—Debbie.  Here are the directions from the Delightful Debbie:  SEW” Glad We Are Friends!!!

Because I just love this entire group and it feels that we have been friends forever, I just wanted to say…”Sew” Glad We Are Friends!

So for this month’s card here are the requirements.

1. Please use the above sentiment on the card somewhere. Some of you may have a stamp with that sentiment-if so, that’s great!! But if not, just type it up on your computer and print it out. (Sorry…making you work.) LOL

2. Please use at least one button on your card. (Use as many as you like...but there has to be at least one.)

3. Please have stitching of some kind on your card. You can use a sewing machine, hand stitching or faux stitching using a pen.

4. Once your card has posted to your blog, please send your card to a friend telling them how much you appreciate them and that you are “sew” glad you are friends! If you want, you can tell us in your blog post who is receiving your card and how special they are to you.

5. I know there is a lot of cute DP and stamps out there with a sewing theme, so if you have those go ahead and use them. But if you don’t have them, don’t fret-they are not necessary. Just please have the sentiment, button and stitching on your card for sure.

I do not have this stamp and did not want to print it out, so I “needed” to go shopping for it.  Did not find in anyplace—after like 6 stores of necessary shopping.  So, I found this cute paper as well as the felt stickers and the Tim Holtz die.  I know the sentiment is not what is expected, but it works for me.

This card will be given to my friend Claudia—I have known her since college and we were roomies for seven years.  She is great and as the inside states—We are Stickin’ Together!

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirquette; Doodlebug Nifty Notions

Accessories—K & Company Stickers--Includes stitching and buttons, Tim Holtz Sewing Die, Quickutz Beads

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 August creations as I am sure they are SEW Cute!.  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar.

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

Friday, August 26, 2011

SOTC--Clean and Simple Card for August

This is a card that I made for August for our monthly SOTC—Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards-- Swap on SCS.  Gael was the host and the theme was C.A.S.—Clean and Simple Cards.  That is a struggle for me as we could only use two layers (card-base counted as one) and no more than two embellishments.  I hope she does not consider Copics an embellishment……………., but I have one brad on the card and if an embossing folder is an embellishment, then I am at two!

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper-Thinking of You Flowers

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Pink Pirquette; Gina K White

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Bronze Dragonfly Brad—maybe Gael considers Copics and Stampin’ Up Framed Tulips Embossing Folder too…………………………

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Latte or an Espresso?

This is the second card that I made for Lauren’s Colored Image Fun Card Swap on SCS.  We were to make some cards with any images that we colored.  I love my Copics, so I used one of my favorite Rubbernecker Stamps!

Image/Sentiment—Rubbernecker-Caffé Latte

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride; Bella Blvd Sprinkle & Lace Brownie DSP

Ink—Adirondack Espresso

Accessories— Pink Ribbon, Copics

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wine Tastes Better!

Inside of Card

This is a card that I made for Lauren’s Colored Image Fun Card Swap on SCS.  We were to make some cards with any images that we colored.  I love my Copics, so I used a fun Whipper Snapper Designs image to “Color Up”!

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Cooking Diva/inside sentiment—Wine Always Tastes Better with Friends.

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Cranberry Crisp, So Saffron; Creative Imaginations Wine Tasting DSP

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories— Copics, Gold Wine Glass Brad and So Saffron Ribbon

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Note of Thanks for the Forest Swap

This is the second card that I made for Jeanette’s Who’s In the Forest Swap on SCS.  We were to create cards that represent something about ourselves.  I love the fall season and the colors we see in Wisconsin are stunning!   Also, Lovely as a Tree is my most favorite SU stamp set of all time!

 Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Lovely as a Tree and Thank You Kindly

Cardstock--SU Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight; Gina K Vanilla;

Ink—Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves; SU Pumpkin Pie

Accessories—Sizzix Tim Holtz Rays Embossing Folder, Argyle Ribbon, Modern Label Punch,  Brown Pearl Brads

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Farm Life for the Forest Swap

This is a card that I made for Jeanette’s Who’s In the Forest Swap on SCS.  We were to create cards that represent something about ourselves.  I was born and raised on a farm and live in Wisconsin—America’s Dairyland.  So, I am a rural, farm girl at heart.  I took a second spot, so please check back in two days for the second card to see what else I represents me! 

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Farm Life

Cardstock--SU Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke, Confetti Cream; Creative Imaginations Hay; Scrappin Spots and More Cows

Ink—Chocolate Chip

Accessories— Tan Brads and Brown Twill

Monday, August 15, 2011

Dueling Darling Divas August Card---It's So Hot.....Let's Cool Off

This is Lucky Round #13 of the Dueling Darlings!

Judy is our great hostess for the Divas for August and she sent some awesome items for us to play with.  Paola is the hostess for the Dazzlers and these two wonderful ladies came up the theme "It's So Hot...... Let's Cool Off"!  The elements Judy sent were all beach themed and I loved every one of them. I tried to use as many as I could on my card this month, but have quite a few things left over for more summer cards.  

Judy and Paola also asked each of us to share a favorite way to cool off in the "dog days" of summer we have been experiencing.  The best way I know this year is to stay in the air conditioned house and probably in the family room in the lower level.  I also love to have a glass of sun iced tea as a beverage and may even check out the frozen treats in the freezer--WW fudge bars and Skinny Cow cookies or bars are my favorite.

Card Details:

Image/Sentiment—Close to my Heart Beach Babe, Great Impressions Beach Chair

Paper—SU Bashful Blue; Gina K In the Navy; American Crafts Margarita Patterned Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Fish Brads, Turquoise/Lime Green Ribbon, Cricut diecut, Sea themed stickers, Copics

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas created. 

Barb:You are here!

To see all of the Dazzlers creations, please start at Jeanette's blog and enjoy your travels.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Congratulations Gate Fold Card for Hartford Shoebox Swap

This is the card that I made for the Shoebox Swap tomorrow in Hartford.  We each are to make 19 card kits and I really like the way these colors came together!  I wanted to use Rich Razzleberry and Early Espresso, so I went to the Color Lab site to see what else they recommended.

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Well Scripted

Cardstock--SU Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso and Pretty in Pink; PTI Vanilla

Ink—Rich Razzleberry

Accessories—SU Finial Press Embossing Folder, Espresso Brads, Pink Button with Pink Floss

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Butterflies Everywhere Swap Card

This is a card that I made for Linda’s Butterflies Everywhere Swap SCS swap.  I have not inked up this Stampin’ Up set in a long time and really liked how all of the colors came together!

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Flight of the Butterfly

Cardstock--SU Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Cajun Craze; PTI Vanilla and Basic Grey Archaic DSP

Ink—Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Versamark

Accessories—So Saffron ribbon and Brads

Friday, August 5, 2011

SOTC--Christmas in July

This is a card that I made for July for our monthly SOTC—Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards-- Swap on SCS.  Linda was the host and the theme was Christmas in July—with the hot temps we are all having, I think most of us wished some of the December weather would stop by for a visit—albeit a short one!

Image/Sentiment—Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Snowflake Snowman

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Bravo Burgundy; Gina K In the Navy, Little Boy Blue and White; Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DSP

Ink—SU Bravo Burgundy

Accessories— Gold Snowflake Brads and Merry Christmas Twill

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thinking of You Card for Crafter's Choice Swap

Here is the final card I made for Martha’s Crafter’s Choice Swap SCS swap.  I took three spots and the two perious posts highlight the other cards.  I love these Inkadinkadoo stamps!


Cardstock--SU Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla and Spiced Cider DSP

Ink—Pumpkin Pie

Accessories— Pumpkin Pie Brads and Olive and Pumpkin Pie Ribbon

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Get Well Card for Crafter's Choice Swap

This is the second card I made for Martha’s Crafter’s Choice Swap SCS swap.  Check back in two days for the third card.

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Word Play

Cardstock--SU Tempting Tourquise, Certainly Celery, Confetti Cream and Basic Grey Lauderdale Patterened Paper

Ink—Tempting Tourquise

Accessories— Corner Punch, Cream Brads and Cream Ribbon