Sunday, April 30, 2017

Last Man Standing

This is the second of the two cards I made for Peggy Sue's Raining Ho-Ho-Ho Swap that she is hosting on SCS. My other card was posted last Thursday, if you want to check back. 

I inked up one of my favorite Whipper Snapper snowman images--Last Man Standing!  I also added some clear Wink of Stella on the snow flakes and on the snow on the trees for some glimmer! 

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Peggy Sue and the other swappers like my card!

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs Last Man Standing

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Early Espresso: Moxie Winter Wishes-Woodland Wonder Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  SU Early Espresso 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Mini Banner Punch; White Snowflake Brad; Wink of Stella Clear Glitter; Copic Markers

Friday, April 28, 2017

Challenge Your Stash ~ Super Hero

It is the 28th and that means a new post for our group on SCS.  This is post #4 for Challenge Your Stash!

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 by the 5th of the month and the card is due to be posted on the 28th.  The challenges can be a color challenge or a sketch challenge or a technique challenge or a combination.  Then, 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.

Kelly posted our April challenge.  This is what she wrote for us: Your challenge is based on something I heard back in January on the Christian radio station that I listen to on my morning kids-to-school commute. It was a story about a family that visited the mommy regularly while she was receiving chemotherapy as part of her cancer treatment. They all showed up - the dad AND the little kids - dressed as super heroes! What a wonderful support system to have and a wonderful way to show love in an unsettling time. In times of trial, they found a way to triumph!

Your challenge is to make a card showing a superhero, or superhero DSP, or the word super, or a collection of all of them! However and whichever way you want to showcase it.

I used some Melonheadz digital images and paired it with some thick baker's twine and a button, in honor of Kelly!

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.  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 CYSAPR.  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!

Image/Sentiment:  Melonheadz Super Kidlettes Girls Digital Images/Sentiment on the inside is from Stampin' Up Short & Sweet

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Garden Green, Perfect Plum, Island Indigo; Carta Bella Rough & Tumble Wild Words Patterned Paper

Ink:  SU Island Indigo

Accessories:  SU Thick Baker's Twine, Island Indigo Button, Tag Punches; Silver Brad

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Christmas Magic

This is the one of the two cards I made for Peggy Sue's Raining Ho-Ho-Ho Swap that she is hosting on SCS. My other card will be posted on Sunday, if you want to check back. 

I used one of my newer stamp sets--a Gina K set that I bought a few months ago at her store in Greendale, WI.  It comes with the matching dies and I love the images and sentiments!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Peggy Sue and the other swappers like my card!

Image/Sentiment: Gina K Designs Christmas Magic

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper

Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  SU Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon, Punches; Copic Markers; Silver Jingle Bell Brad and Silver mini Brads; Gina K Christmas Magic Dies

Friday, April 21, 2017

In the Woods

This is my card for April's Monthly Challenge for the Creative Card Chicks.  This group is a kind of mystery image swap, where we each get an image and additional items to complete the challenge each month.  Kelly is the hostess this month and sent everyone some great items. Her theme was "Woodland Adventures". Kelly sent us images and two sentiments from the Stampendous In The Woods Set. She die cut the tree and leaves, so I also fussy cut the deer.  Kelly also included some great patterned paper for us to create a woodlands card.  I layered the jute over the brown twill ribbon and used some Stampin' Up Punches to layer the sentiment.

The Creative Card Chicks to post our cards between the 21st and 23rd of each month--so if you check the blogs on my sidebars today or in the next few days, you may see more of these wonderful creations!  Many of our members also post their card in our SCS thread--so you might find more there.  Suzy is up for the May Challenge, which is the start of another fun round of doing this. Please be sure to come back to see what image she has sent!

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment: Stampendous In the Woods

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White, Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Old Olive; My Paper Studio Woodland Retreat Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Jute rope over Brown Twill; SU Punches

Thursday, April 20, 2017

On Your Wedding Day

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 made a wedding card with black and ivory accents.

Here is the inside of my card:

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

Image/Sentiment:  Gina K Designs Scripty Love

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Basic Gray; Authentique Irresistible Formal-Engage Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo

Accessories:  Black Satin Ribbon; Ivory Brads

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Down on the Farm

This is the second card I made for Laura Jean's Down on the Farm Swap that she is hosting on SCS. My first card was posted on Sunday, if you want to check back. 

Here is the inside of my card, with washi tape as the pop of color:

I hope LJ and the others swappers like my card!

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs Barn

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Marina Mist, Early Espresso; Imaginisce Heartland Farm-Midwest Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  SU Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon; Copic Markers; Cow Brad, Cuttlebug Chicken Wire Embossing Folder

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Ducks in a Row

Happy Easter--He is Risen!

This is one of the two cards I made for Laura Jean's Down on the Farm Swap that she is hosting on SCS. My second card will be posted on Tuesday, if you want to check back. 

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope LJ and the others swappers like my card!

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs Ducks in a Row/Sentiment Stampin' Up Really Retro

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Old Olive; Echo Park Paper Splendid Sunshine-Pretty Pinwheels Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Soft Suede

Accessories:  Copic Markers; SU Punches, Soft Suede Candy Dots and Brad Bases

Saturday, April 15, 2017

You are my Sunshine!

It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For the April Challenge, Kelly and Jeanette decided on the theme--You are my Sunshine!  Jeanette and Kelly are our leaders and this is the start of a new round--I am not sure how long this has been going on, but a number of years.  Jeanette is the leader of the Darlings and I am a part of the Diva team, which Kelly is the leader! 

I love the sweet, sunny image that Kelly sent.  She also included wonderful papers and bright embellishments!

Here is the inside of my card--sorry it is a bit blurry.  It says "Wishing you Bright Sunshiny Days"!

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 wonderful creations this month!

Image/Sentiment: CC Designs Sunshine Little Pixie

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay; Echo Park Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black;

Copic Markers; Buttercream Baker's Twine; Gold Sequins; Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangles Nestabilities;

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hopeful Flowers

This is the card I made for our bi-monthly swap at my local stamp and scrapbook store called Polka Dots, in Mukwonago.  The theme this month is floral, so I inked up one of my newer Gina K Designs sets.

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope everyone likes my card!

Image/Sentiment:  Gina K Designs Hopeful Flowers

Ink:  Stampin' Up Tangelo Twist; Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White, SU Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Tangelo Twist, Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  SU Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Ribbon, Triple Layer Punch; Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles; Green Sequins; Copic Markers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Christmas CraZy Card

This is card #2 is for the new group that Jeanette started on SCS.  Jeanette is the Queen of Christmas and has way more trees and Christmas decorations in her house that I do---and that is quite an accomplishment!  This group is called Christmas CraZy.  This is a bi-monthly "swap" in which we are paired with someone in the group for those two months.  We are to send a kit to our partner--two identical images and two pieces of patterned paper. We can also send a matching sentiment.  That is it--no embellishments like ribbon, brads, buttons, etc., or additional cardstock--just images and two pieces of Christmas patterned paper.  We are to send the kit to our partner during the odd numbered month--like March.  We then make and post our card on the even month--April is even!  Then, next round, we are paired with another person and get to do it all again.

This is the sweet image I received all the way from Australia.  Lindsey sent me this kit with the Santa image, a matching sentiment and the fun patterned paper.  I hope that Lindsey and the others like my card!

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment:  Inky Antics Santa Set

Ink:  Black

Cardstock:  White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Me and My Bog Ideas Patterned Paper Pack

Copic Markers; SU Candy Dots and Brads, Layering Circles, Triple Layer Punch

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Watercolor Wings

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 16th month and the theme for April is "For the Birds and Butterflies".  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 May!

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Watercolor Wings

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Mint Macaron, Island Indigo, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper; Green Vellum

Ink: SU Mint Macaron, Island Indigo, Garden Green

Accessories:  SU Layering Circles and Bold Butterflies Framelits, Triple Layer Punch, White Pearls

Monday, April 10, 2017

Hat-Bee Birthday

This is the card for the 31st round of the Unidentified Image swap on SCS.  It is a group of ladies who are a part of a bi-monthly swap where we all use the same image, sent to us by the hostess.  The unidentified part is that we are to not discuss the image at all until the day they are to be posted--that is today!   The image for this round was provided by me.  I will swap the cards and include the next image that Darlene, our next hostess in their return envie.  And then we get to do it all again--for round #32--in June!

Yes, I did sent a Whipper Snapper Design image that just makes me giggle.  There have been many colors used on the hats on the cards that I have received--that is one of the things that makes this swap so fun!

I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Glitter Pen on his nose and the wings, to make them glimmer a bit.

Here is the inside of my card:

If you check some of the other blogs listed on my sidebars, you may find some other swappers who have posted their creations today or in the next few days.  I hope everyone in the swap liked my image and that you and like my card!

Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Designs Hat-Bee Birthday
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 100# White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, It's My Party Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers; EK Corner Punch; Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen; SU Black and Crushed Curry Candy Dots

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Friends ~ #3MStrong

It is time for another The Three Musketeers post. We are ready to showcase the card we all created with the image that Jeanette sent for this month for Card #31!  All three of us sure have enjoyed the challenges every month for more getting close to three years and we hope that it continues for a few more!  I think I am up next for the May challenge, so I had better start to think about what to stamp!  Be sure to come back to see what we create!

For our card this month, Jeanette sent us this cute image.  She mentioned in her note that it is a different kind of image--she called it a "messy look".  I do not think it is messy at all--i think it is so sweet!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:  Unity ~ Grey Skies Happy

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: PTI White; Stampin' Up So Saffron, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler; Nikki Sivils It's Raining, It's Pouring/Brellas Patterned Paper

Ink:  Lawn Fawn Jet Black

Copic Markers; SU Punches, Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots and Brads

Friday, April 7, 2017

1 Corinthians and Joy

This is my card for the Crafters of Faith that my friend Kelly is hosting on SCS.  This is our 4th month and Jeanette gave us this challenge:   As you may know, my word of the year for 2017 is Joy.  Joy is not based on circumstances, but rather comes from within. No matter what is happening in our lives we can have Joy because of our love for the Lord and our hope in Him.

Joy is also one of the fruits of the Spirit…  Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
For April, I’d like for us to create a card/project that reflects Joy. Ideas? It could be something that brings you Joy, like a beach scene or a cabin in the mountain, etc. Or it could be a certain technique or stamping product that brings Joy every time you use it. Or it could be a reflection of a Bible verse that means a lot to you, filling you with Joy. Those are just a few ideas… truthfully, the options are vast for this theme.
Whatever direction you go with this, I am certain that your contribution will bring JOY to all of us.

I decided that the outdoors bring me Joy!  I love the be outside when the weather in Wisconsin allows it. And, we built a green house a few years ago so we have been known to go out on a Saturday morning during the winter when the sun is shining to have our morning coffee and read the newspaper as it is warm inside.  I love to walk outside, take hikes in the woods and even snowshoe in the winter.  We also have a tandem bike that brings us joy.  We currently have 12 trays flowers and vegetable plants under grow lights in the basement that we started from seed and will move to our greenhouse by the end of this month.  Seeing the baskets and pots of flowers on the deck bring joy all summer and into the fall.  Joy is all around us and mine is found in the outdoors!

I also really like the sentiment on my card--1 Corinthians 13, 4-8.  It is one of my favorite statements of love and also bring me JOY!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Kelly and Jeanette 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 Designs ~ 1 Corinthians

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette; Echo Park Paper Head Over Heals-Tandem

Ink:  Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  SU Pretty in Pink 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Punches, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Pearls