Saturday, January 20, 2018

Camp Challenge Cards

These are my two cards for I made for our card challenges at Camp Stamp-in-Oga, which is being held today--Saturday, the 20th! Sarah, our camp leader, posts the challenges about a week before the camp.  There is a sketch and a color challenge. 

The first card is for the color challenge--there were 6 color choices--Night of Navy, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay.  I picked the first three and used the Stampin' up star framelits and the triple banner punch for the layout.  

The second card was for the sketch challenge and I used non-traditional colors for a Christmas card.  I used a pop of gold cardstock on the small banner for some color.  The background paper is from the Merry Music pack and is actually the musical words to Deck the Halls! 

I am hoping one will be a winner today!

Here is the insides of both cards:

Color Challenge

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Special Celebrations

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper

Ink: SU Night of Navy

Accessories: SU Star Framelits, Triple Banner Punch, Navy Button with Navy Baker's Twine, Sequins

Sketch Challenge

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Carols of Christmas

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Basic Black, Merry Music Designer Series Paper; Stardream Gold

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Mini Banner Punch; Sizzix Dotted Rectangle Dies

Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday's with The Project Bin

It is Friday, so  that means that 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--I think you too will love these great sentiment stamp sets.  And, remember, some of the sets come with matching steel dies! Denise is the owner, founder and creator of these wonderful stamp sets.  The sentiments she has for us to ink up are just perfect for any holiday or time of year.  Please be sure to go and check them out! 

I am so excited to see what great stamp sets Denise has for us in 2018.  I am sure she will have some wonderful sentiments for us to ink up and for you to consider purchasing!  I just know you too will love creating cards with these stamp sets!!!

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 wonderful stamp set called Awesome Sauce. This set comes with 6 great sentiment stamps for many occasions. 

Here is the Awesome Sauce 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 Awesome Sauce Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, World Spectacular Designer Series Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Island Indigo

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Ribbon, Button with Island Indigo Baker's Twine; My Favorite Things Stitched Arched Dies

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mystery Image Reveal

This card is for a Mystery Swap on SCS. A group of us do 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 44th round!  Tracie is our hostess this month and she sent everyone this cute image. Tracie will swap the cards and send everyone the next image, which I sent out!   We then get to do it all again, for round 45, in March!
Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Tracie 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 today or in the next few days.

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs For Mom

Cardstock: White; Stampin' Up Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz; Our Memories For Life Floral Flourish Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers; SU Doily, Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Pear Pizzaz Candy Dots and Brad Bases

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ready-Set-Go CASE'd

Today 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 9th month!

Jeanette gave us our challenge for January:  CASE Two Cards.  Her theme required us a bit of detective work.  We were to go to the blogs of the other two members of RSG and find the blog post that is on or closest to the 17th of January 2017. The challenge is then to somehow CASE those two cards and come up with one this month.  Sounds like a real challenge.  Ready--set--go!

I went to Kelly's blog first and found this card, posted on 1/17:

Then, to Jeanette's blog and I spied this one that she posted on 1/16 as she did not have a blog post on the 17th:

So---my mashup, I mean CASE is seems pretty obvious to me--but our assignment, I mean direction from Jeanette was to explain what we pulled from each. I used the black and yellow color theme from Kelly's card and the layout from Jeanette's card.

Here is the inside of my card:

Please be sure to check out the other Ready, Set, Go cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's and 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 February!

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Traveler

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Flashback Designer Series Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  SU Black Ribbon; Black Rhinestones; CottageCutz Double Stitched Circle Die; Spellbinder Circle Die

Monday, January 15, 2018

January is Joy!

It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card--our first of the new year.  For the January Challenge, Laura Jean and Darlene decided on the theme-New Year!   Darlene is the one of the Dazzlers and Laura Jean is a Diva, the team that I am on!  

Laura Jean
sent each of the Divas an image of a January 2018 calendar and we are to add our own stamps to create a New Year card!  It does not need to be new year's themed--but something new! LJ also included some beautiful gold patterned papers and wonderful matching embellishments! This sure was a fun card to make!

I knew right away what I wanted to do with that image and I did not want to use a stamped image over the top.  I used a die to cut out the word JOY from some gold cardstock and placed it over the January image.  I added a gold rhinestone on the date of Saturday, January 20th.  Some of you might know the reasoning behind those two specific items-but I will share with everyone!  This month brings me great joy as three of the DDD group are flying in on Thursday this week and staying at my house for 4 nights.  Then, on Saturday, January 20th, three more DDD's are joining me and the others at Camp Stamp-in-Oga!  So--there will be 7 of the Dueling Darlings all in one place for one entire day, plus some time on Sunday for a watercolor class taught by my friend Kathy! 

I am overjoyed with happiness to have so many of my SCS friends joining me in Wisconsin and I get to meet my friend Kelly from Florida for the first time. Yes, you read that right--Kelly, from Florida, is coming to Wisconsin in January and she really wants to!  Darlene from New Hampshire is flying in for her third January camp, 4 total for her and Carol is coming to her third one!  Jeanette is driving up from Illinois to join us for the first time at camp, though she was here a few years ago and stamped at my house.  The regulars from Wisconsin, Terry and LJ, will also be at camp on Saturday and at my house on Sunday for class.  Yes--lots and lots of Joy!

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see the card I made for our shoebox swap between the 7 of us--it is snow themed, in honor of Kelly seeing snow this week!

Here is the inside of my card:

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: January 2018 calendar image

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Basic Black; Stardream Gold; Gina K Smokey Slate; The Paper Studio Mint to be Fab Patterned Paper

Black Satin Ribbon; Gold Gem; Penny Black Word Die; Crystal Button with Gold Twine