Monday, April 30, 2012

Dance in the Rain

This is the one of the two swap cards I made for Jeanette’s newest forest swap on SCS—Rain in the Forest.  I love her swaps and all of the people—friends—that are in the thread.  I think this is a perfect sentiment as there have been some of the forest friends who have had some storms lately—I am sure they all know how to dance!

Image/Sentiment—Stampabilities-Dance in the Rain

Cardstock—PTI Autumn Rose, Lemon Tart; Gina K White Chocolate Brown; American Crafts Hello Sunshine DSP

Ink—Palette Belle Rose

Accessories—Rose Brads; Yellow Ribbon

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Calendar Girls-Barn Quilt Card

 It is the 28th, so I am here to welcome you 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. 

Terry came up with our April Theme:
What is a Barn Quilt? A barn quilt is an 8 foot by 8 foot replica of a quilt block made of plywood and hung on the side of old barns here in Wisconsin. There are hundreds throughout the state and I love seeing them up close and personal. Here are some examples (the first picture I pass every day):

Note by Barb--Since I too live in Wisconin, I love Barn Quilts. 
My challenge to you is to use one of the following quilt blocks to create this month’s card:

The first three options scared me, but I really liked the fourth one.  So, off I went to look for patterned paper that I thought looked like a quilt fabric.  I recently got a 6x6 pack of Stampin’ Up paper of last years in colors and thought that was perfect.  It took awhile to play with the sizes of the patchwork to make it fit the cardstock, but I really like the way it turned out.  The stamp set I used saw ink for the first time, though I have had it for a few years. I got it at a stamp convention at a booth that specializes in Iris Folds and had many templates to choose from.  Note-those templates too have yet to be used.  I think this sentiment is perfect for this wonderful group of friends--though some feel they never age........................... right Jeanette?  I am so blessed to have a wonderful group of ladies I have met--some in real life and others only virtually--and I call them my Friends!

Image/Sentiment—Dreamers Designs Quilts

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin’Up Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, In Colors Patterns Pack

Ink—SU Concord Crush

Accessories—Concord Velvet Ribbon; Peach Buttons with Bakers Twine; Peach 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 quilting creations. All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Simply Said

Here is a card that uses an older Stampin’ Up set that I just love.  I used my SU markers again, second time in a couple of weeks!

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Simply Said, Kindness Wheel

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Kiwi Kiss, Ruby Red, Bella Rose DSP; Gina K White;

Ink—SU Markers Mellow Moss and Rose Red; Versamark on Wheel

Accessories—Large Silver Brad; Rose Ribbon; Ticket Corner Punch and Oval Punches

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Holy Cow!

Here we go—another Whipper Snapper Designs stamp!  Living in Wisconsin, I think this image and sentiment are so darn funny…………………………………

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Holy Cow

Cardstock—Metallic Gold; Gina K White and Black;

Ink—Palette Black

Accessories—Stampin' Up  Hodgepodge hardware; Copics, Dotted Ribbon; Stickles; Corner Punch

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers Card

This is a recent sympathy card I made for a swap—sure wish I did not need to use these as often as it seems that I do…………………………..  I used some retired Stampin’ Up paper as well as used my SU markers, that have not been taken out of their case lately.

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Thoughts and Prayers

Cardstock—SU Rose Red, Mellow Moss and DSP; Gina K Vanilla, White;

Ink—SU Mellow Moss

Accessories—SU Markers—Mellow Moss and Rose Red; Spring Moss Ribbon; Oval Punches and Corner Punch

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Celebrate Balloons

This is the birthday card I made for a friend.  I love the bright colors, the Whipper image and my Copics!

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Celebrate Balloons

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Real Red, Brilliant Blue, YoYo Yellow; Gina K White; Basic Grey Cupcakes Designer Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Striped Ribbon; Copics; Red Buttons and Brads;

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Princess Magic

This is the second of the two swap cards I made for Linda’s You Can do Magic Swap SCS.  I think a princess is truly magical!

Image/Sentiment—Stamping Bella Agnes Ketto; Stampin’ Up Short & Sweet

Cardstock—SU Pixie Pink, Pink Pirquette; Gina K Bubblegum Pink, White; Imaginisce Mirror, Mirror and If the Crown Fits Designer Paper

Ink—SU Pixie Pink

Accessories—Pink Ribbon; Copics; Oval Punches;

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings Card--for the Guys!

It is the 15th of the month and that means another Dueling Darlings challenge. Our hostess this month for the Divas is LJ and she sent us a great kit. The theme that Terry, the hostess for the Dazzlers and LJ came up with is masculine cards—giving a shout out to all of the guys in our life.

I think the image is cute, but the sentiments LJ sent to go along with the mower are great—the other choice was "Love Ya' mower and mower"! I hope you like my gate-fold card that I will send to my brother—the best guy in my life!

I really like this patterned paper, so I made sure I used a large piece of it in the inside, along with some of the wonderful ribbon and a slide.

Image/Sentiment—Amuse-Hey Man 

Paper—Stampin’ Up Early Espresso and Old Olive; Gina K White; Little Yellow Bicycle patterned paper

Ink—Memento Brown

Accessories—SU Punches; Copics; Nesties Squares; Green Gingham Ribbon; Ribbon Slide; Screw Brads; PTI Cream Button

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month.  All of the blogs are on the left sidebar of my blog.  I am sure you will enjoy all of the cards made for the men in our lives!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Disney Magic

This is the one of the two cards I made for Linda’s You Can do Magic Swap SCS.  I found some great Disney paper at a local scrapbook store and I know that is the Magical Place on Earth!

Image/Sentiment—All Night Media-Mickey Mouse Memories; Stampin’ Up Short & Sweet

Cardstock—SU Real Red, Yo Yo Yellow, Basic Black; Gina K White; EK Disney Mickey Outlines and Sandy Lion Mickey Poses Designer Paper

Ink—Memento Black; SU Real Red

Accessories—Black Brads; Black Ribbon; Copics; Oval Punches;

Thursday, April 12, 2012

SOTC March Card--Things that Fly!

This is a card that I made for our monthly SOTC—Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards--Swap on SCS.  Lorie was our hostess for March.  Here is her challenge:

When thinking about a theme for March, what immediately comes to my mind is how windy it can be, and of course, kites. One of my favorite things to do as a kid was fly a kite! I have to admit that I really haven't seen too many stamps out there with kites, or kite themes, so how about "Things that fly." It could be anything at all that will fly. Kites, planes, birds, butterflies, etc. Whatever inspires you to pull out a stamp set that you already have and/or maybe one that hasn't seen much ink, and get creative.

I really like the kite paper that I used in a recent spring swap—so I paired it with a congratulations sentiment!  I hope you like the card.

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up So Happy For You

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery; Gina K White; American Crafts City Park Patterned Paper

Ink—SU Garden Green

Accessories—Nesties Tags Trio; Yellow and Green Buttons & Bakers Twine; Daffodil Ribbon with Celery over the top

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Unidentified Image Swap--Spring has Sprung!

This is the first card for a new mystery image swap on SCS. I started a second group of ladies who are doing a bi-monthly swap where we all use the same mystery image, sent to us by the hostess. This swap is called the Unidentified Image Swap Cards and I am the first hostess. The images for this first round were provided by me and it has been so fun to see all of the creations come in made with this same cute image. I did not include a sentiment and asked each participant to include one on the front of their card. I will swap out the cards and include the next image that Kelly, our second hostess, provided. And then we get to do it all again!!!!

I think this lil' duckie image is so versatile and can be used for a baby card, spring wishes, bon voyage, thinking of you, baby or wedding shower, etc.  I decided to make mine as a congratulations card—I really like this sentiment that also came in the  same stamp set.

Image/Sentiment—Gina K Designs Spring has Sprung

Cardstock— Stampin’ Up Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Cool Caribbean; Bella Blvd. Sophisticates Sprinkles & Lace Patterned Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Daffodil Delight

Copics; Yellow Brads; Blue Ribbon; Grommet Tag Nestie

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter--oops, Happy Belated Easter!

Happy Easter--a day late.  I had this scheduled to post and I thought it was to on yesterday..........  but, I had my days goofed up.  So, I sure hope everyone had a Blessed Day!  This is the second card that I made for LJ’s Think Spring Swap.  I hope you have a wonderful week!

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Well Scripted

Gina K White, Lemon Drop; Stampin’ Up Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz; Best Creations Bunny Love DSP

Ink—Stampin’ Up Pear Pizzazz

Accessories—Pink Brads; Punches; Pleated Pink Ribbon

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bring on the Kites

This is one of the two cards that I made for LJ’s Think Spring Swap.  Even though we have had a wonderful winter and already have had some great summer weather, I am so ready for spring—bring on the Kites!

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Wonderful Words II

Gina K White; Stampin’ Up Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight; American Crafts City Park DSP

Ink—Stampin’ Up Tangerine Tango

Accessories—Daffodil Flower Brad; Tangerine Ribbon

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Crafty Gals April Showers Card

It is the 5th of the month, so I am back with the 5th Challenge of the Crafty Gals!  We are a group of bloggers who have monthly challenges, caring comments & fun chit chat on SCS—our favorite stamping site to visit.

This month, the challenge was posted by Diane.  Here are the details:

"April Showers bring May Flowers"
Since April is supposed to be a rainy month in most of the country, I thought we would try a "water" challenge. My challenge to you is to incorporate water in some way on your card. It can be rain, puddles, ocean, sea, beach, lake, bathtub or anything else you can think of. In addition to the water, I want you to use ribbon, brads and patterned paper on your card. I can't wait to see your creations and I hope you all enjoy this month's challenge.

I have quite a few images that fit this description and found a newer one that has not seen ink yet.  I think this is such a cute image and I really like the raindrop designer paper.  I made a square card so I was able to incorporate all of the components. 

I used crystal effects on his boots, so they looked like he had been playing in the puddles.

The sentiment on the inside is perfect for this image.

Image/Sentiment—Penny Black Sunshine in the Rain; Whipper Snapper Friends are Umbrellas

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin’Up Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight; Echo Park Walk in the Park Raindrops patterned paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Chocolate Chip

Accessories—Copics; Yellow Button & Bakers Twine; Yellow Brads; Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon;

Please check out the blogs of all of the Crafty Gals. All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar and I hope you will enjoy all of our “April Shower” creations. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hazelnut, Non-fat, Triple shot Latte

Roxanne hosted a swap on SCS with the theme of Coffee.  I love coffee and I make a hazelnut, non-fat, triple shot latte every morning!   I also have a variety of coffee stamps and took two spots so I could ink up a couple of newer stamps!

Image/Sentiment—Art Impressions See You With A Latte

Gina K White; Stampin’ Up Early Espresso, Close to Cocoa; Amuse Vintage

Ink—Stampin’ Up Early Espresso

Accessories—Brown Brads; Offray Ribbon Beanery Brown

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A True Friend has Seen you Before Coffee

Roxanne hosted a swap on SCS with the theme of Coffee.  I love coffee and have a variety of coffee stamps and took two spots so I could ink up a couple of newer stamps!

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Before Coffee

Gina K Ivory; Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel; Amuse Dotted

Ink—Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip

Accessories—Coffee Cup Brad; Coffee Printed Twill