Sunday, July 30, 2017

Challenge Your Stash Christmas



This is my card for the July 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.

Carol posted our July challenge--make a Christmas Card or Decoration.   I love Christmas so I used a Touché sentiment stamp that has not been inked up before.  I think this is a perfect sentiment for everyone to think about!




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 recently.  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 CYSJUL.  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 August, Darlene is up and she has already given us our challenge.  Be sure to check back to see what we create!


Image/Sentiment:  Touché Rubber Stamps ~ In Your Heart


Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper

Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  SU 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Satin Ribbon;  Spellbinders Long Rectangle and Long Scallop Rectangle Dies; Green Enamel Dots



Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday's with The Project Bin



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.  

This card was made with two of my favorite TPB stamp sets--Spencer's Set and My Heart.  Spencer's Set was created to promote autism awareness and has a cute heart puzzle and 4 wonderful sentiments.  My heart has 7 images and sentiments and comes with two coordinating dies.  I love both of them!



Here are the two stamp sets--My Heart and Spencer's 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 Spencer's Set and My Heart Set

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper 

Ink: SU Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist


Accessories: SU Marina Mist 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Stitched Shaped Dies, Label Punch, Hearts Embossing Folder; Copic Markers; Blue Enamel Dots




Sunday, July 23, 2017

Another Winter Card!



This is my card for July'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. Roxie is the hostess this month.  She sent us two sweet winter images and the sentiment on the inside of my card.  Roxie also included some great patterned paper, navy fiber and embellishments for us to create a sweet card.

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, 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 August Challenge.  Please be sure to come back to see what image she has sent!


Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment:  Stamping Bella Snowman/Stampin' Up Sentiment


Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up White, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake; Bo Bunny Sleigh Ride Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Night of Navy

Accessories:  Copic Markers; White Enamel Dots; Navy Twine; Bo Bunny Joy Sticker; Silver Snowflake



Friday, July 21, 2017

Fridays with The Project Bin



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.  

I hope many of you participated in the Christmas in July Blog Hop last weekend.  I love the new set that we showcased, Joyful Song, so I used another sentiment from the same set.  For this card, I used a pair of Spellbinder dies that are shaped like a book.  This set comes with 3 main sentiments that are found in Christmas Carols, along with two sentiments you can use inside of your card.  There is also a small angel and a pair of wings to add to your creation--you will love the entire set!



Here is the Joyful Song 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 Joyful Song Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green; Paper Pizazz Green Plaid Patterned Paper 

Ink: SU Garden Green


Accessories: SU Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine;  Spellbinder Labels 7 Die; Enamel Dots



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ready? Set? Go!


It is the third Wednesday of the month and that means a Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card!  The 3 Musketeers (Jeanette, Kelly and me) are back with another challenge this month--our third month of this!



Jeanette picked our challenge for this month.  We have been chatting the past few months about how our gallery has changed since we all joined SCS.  We all started our gallery in 2008.  I joined SCS in 2004, but it took me 4 years to post to the gallery.  Jeanette and Kelly both joined SCS in 2008 and started posting to the gallery the same year.  So, Jeanette's challenge was to find out 8th card from the end--the 8th card we posted to our gallery.  We then were to CASE the card and created one for this month.  So-ready or not--here we go!   Ready? Set? Go! 

My 8th card was a 3 x 3 card I did for a shoebox swap in Madison in March of 2008.  It was a very simple card--one stamp with one layer and using Kaleidacolor ink.  And, a very poor picture of it too!  So, I did use the same kind of ink pad on this card, and did use the same ticket corner punch.  But, I also used my 4th card as an inspiration.  I used the same stamp set--and one that is still current in the Stampin' Up catalog ~ Lovely as a Tree!   I still have the Word Window punch too!  It is a pretty simple card--no ribbon or fiber on it, as that is what these two cards portray.



I sure hope my photography skills along with card making creativity have both improved in the past 9 years!



Here is the inside of my card:


I think this sentiment is perfect as both of my companions in this challenge are both so nice!  We chat via texting pretty much every single day!  And Nice Does Matter!!!!!

Please be sure to check out the other Ready, Set, Go 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! I hope Kelly and Jeanette like my card and that you might too!  Kelly is up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in August!



Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree/Sweet Little Sentiments

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie; October Afternoon Crunching Leaves Patterned Paper 

Ink: Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves


Accessories:  SU Word Window, Ticket Corner and Modern Label Punches; Orange Brad; Tree Dies by Dave



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Here's The Story


This card is for a Mystery Swap on SCS. A group of us are doing 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 41st  round!  Terry is the hostess this month and she sent everyone this sweet My Favorite Things image and a matching sentiment.   Terry will swap the cards and send everyone the next image, which is being sent by Laura Jean. We then get to do it all again, for round 42! 

Here is the inside of my card:



I hope Terry 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: My Favorite Things ~ Here's The Story

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific 100# White; Stampin' Up Old Olive, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Junior Varsity Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories:  
Copic Markers; SU Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Triple Layer Punch, Olive Brasds





Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Project Bin Joyful Song




Welcome Back to Day 2 of The Project Bin’s premiere Christmas in July Blog Hop.   After 2 full days of The Project Bin’s holiday hop, you’ll probably have so many ideas, you can already start your Christmas list!





If you are hopping along, you should have arrived here from Angela Bode’s dazzling blog.  If you get lost along the way, or started somewhere in the middle, follow the candy cane trail back to The Project Bin inspiration blog.  You won’t want to miss the creativity along the way and remember:  2 lucky winners have the chance of winning one of the 2 generous gift certificates to shop at The Project Bin store!  Woohoo!


Here is the full blog hop line-up for today:

Barb Deichl  ← You're here!


For today’s holiday inspiration, I’ve created this card for you:





For this Christmas card, I used a brand new stamp set released this month called Joyful Song. This set comes with 3 great sentiments for the outside of your card along with two for the inside.  It also includes an angel and a pair of angel wings.
Here is the Joyful Song stamp set:




Here is the inside of my card:






Next up, hop on over to Cheryl Walker‘s blog.  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop and the winners will be announced on The Project Bin blog this week.  We hope you enjoy our Christmas in July blog hop! 


Image/Sentiment: The Project Bin Joyful Song Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon, Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper 

Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: SU Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Button with Gold Fiber; Gold Sequins; Gina Marie Designs Cross Stitch Circle Dies 


I have entered this card is the following challenges:




Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Project Bin Christmas in July Blog Hop

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



Welcome to The Project Bin’s premiere Christmas in July Blog Hop!




We are so glad you are here!  The elves at The Project Bin have been very busy. For the next 2 days,  July 15 and 16, the design team will be showcasing the stamps and dies from the store and bringing you a hand-crafted Christmas!  You’ll see Christmas cards, holiday projects and ideas to inspire creativity to jump start your holiday planning.  Our sleigh ride will take you to each designer’s blog where you can peek at what they have showcased using The Project Bin’s stamps and dies.  AND since the holidays are known for gift giving, 2 lucky winners will receive one of the 2 generous The Project Bin gift certificate giveaways to use in the store!


If you are new to The Project Bin stamps and dies, you are in for a real treat!The Project Bin offers clear stamps and metal dies with truly something for everyone.  The hop begins at The Project Bin’s inspiration blog and has the full line up. There is also a list at the end of my post, in case you get lost.........
If you arrived from Patricia Chalas’s amazing blog, you are in the right place!  



For this card, I used a brand new stamp set released this month called Joyful Song. This set comes with 3 great sentiments for the outside of your card along with two for the inside.  It also includes an angel and a pair of angel wings.
Here is the Joyful Song stamp set:




Here is the inside of my card:








Next up, Kelly Santi‘s fantastic blog to see what she has to inspire you. Make sure to leave a comment for each of the stops on the hop ~ you won’t want to miss it!  Be sure to come back to The Project Bin blog tomorrow to see more holiday inspiration!



Here is the full hop line up for today:
Barb Deichl ← You're here!



Image/Sentiment: The Project Bin Joyful Song Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke; Sandy Lion-Kelly Panacci ~ O Christmas Tree Patterned Paper 

Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke


Accessories: SU Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Circle Punches; Cherry Cobbler Brads; Cottage Cutz Single Stitched Oval Dies


I have entered this card is the following challenges:




Dueling Darlings

If you are looking for my The Project Bin Card and our Christmas in July Blog Hop, please scroll up.



It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For the July Challenge, Heather and Paola decided on the theme--Midsummer Night's Dream!   Paola is the one of the Darlings and Heather is a Diva, the team that I am on! 

Heather
sent each of the Divas two sweet fairy images for us to color up.  Heather also included some colorful patterned papers and many sweet matching embellishments! It was a fun card to make!

Here is the inside of my card.  Since Paola and Heather are both from Canada, they wanted us to use a maple leaf on our card to honor Canada's 150th Birthday!  Here they are!



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 Cutie Butterfly

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Xpress White; Stampin' Up Perfect Plum, Garden Green; Kaisercraft Botanica Collections Roots and Stem Patterned Papers

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories:  
Copic Markers; Spellbinders Label 12 Die; Corner Rounder; Green Flowers; Green Sheer Ribbon; Green Gems; Maple Leaf Die Cut




Friday, July 14, 2017

Fridays with The Project Bin




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 love this sentiment and I know that I have friends that would take my call or text at 4:00 am!




Here is the Wise Women stamp set:




Here is the inside of my card:



Be sure to come back tomorrow and Sunday, July 15th and 16th for The Project Bin Blog Hop. I am sure you will want to be a part of some great inspiration, giveaways and other surprises. The theme will be Christmas in July and everyone can get a head start on those holiday cards with some wonderful Christmas sentiments!



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/Inside Stampin' Up Sweet Little Sentiments

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky; Our Memories for Life-Sweet Summer Patterned Paper 

Ink: SU Tangerine Tango


Accessories: SU Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Early Espresso Button with Early Espresso Baker's Twine; Spellbinder Labels 11 Die; SU Mini Pennant Punch