Monday, September 26, 2016

Melonheadz Autumn Challenge

I am back with another card for this week's Melonheadz Challenge.

The theme for this challenge is Autumn!

It runs from September 26th  to October 9th

Melonheadz sure has the cutest images--I love every one of them and have a hard time choosing which one I want to use for each of our challenges!  Be sure to go and check them out!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope you and my teammates like my card for this challenge! 

Image/Sentiment:  Melonheadz Fall Clip Art-String Beans/Stampin' Up Sweet Little Sentiments

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; SU Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry; Unknown Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: SU Early Espresso 3/8" Satin Ribbon, Bronze Brads;

I hope you will play along this week with the Melonheadz Challenge too! Be sure to go to the challenge blog and add your creations for the challenge this week! You can also check out the rest of the DT Creations with the links on the left sidebar.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Come and Sit a While

Here is my card for our September mystery image group.  Patti sent us a wonderful assortment of images from a new Stampin' Up set along with coordinating sentiments.

Next month, Dea is our hostess and I cannot wait to see what fun image she has picked out.  So--we all get to create another cute card!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope Patti and the others in our group like my card.  I cannot wait to see all of the other creations!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Sitting Here

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up White, Mint Macaroon, Always Artichoke, Watermelon Wonder, Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Black

Copic Markers; SU Mossy Meadow 3/8"  Stitched Ribbon; Nestabilities Lacey Circles

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Creative Card Chicks Shake!

This is my card for September'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 and sent everyone some cute fall images and components to make a shaker card--our challenge for this month!

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!  Terry is the hostess for October, and I am sure she has a fun image and challenge in mind for us!  Stay tuned!

I added a few additional items to make this card.  I have had the huge black brad for awhile in my stash, and thought it fit well with this card.  I also added a black square frame so my shaker was on the outside of my card.

Here is the inside of my card.

This was a fun kit and I hope Roxie and the other Creative Card Chicks like my card.

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Cookie Cutter Halloween/A*Muse Hallow's Night Sentiment

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  SU White, Black, Orange, Designer Series Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo black

Sequins for shaker filler; XL Black Brad; Orange Halloween House Brad; Black Washi Tape; Nestabilities Square Dies;  Copic Marker--just on the mummies face........

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Mystery Image Revealed

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 36th round!  Darlene is the hostess this month and she sent everyone these pretty older Stampin' Up images, from the set called Flower of the Month.  She sent us the September image, which are asters and the October flower, marigolds.  I added the sentiment "Blessings", as this group is such a blessing to me! Darlene will swap the cards and send everyone the next image, which is being sent by Melina. We then get to do it all again! 

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope 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: Stampin' Up Flower of the month/Graceful Words

Cardstock: White; SU Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper 

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers; Tangerine Brads; Close to My Heart Fiber 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Owls and Halloween!

It is the 15th of the month and that means we get to show off a new Dueling Darlings challenge. For the September Challenge, Tracie and I decided on the theme.  Yes, I am one of the hostesses this month!  Tracie is one of the Darlings and I am a part of the Diva team!

This theme this month is: "Owls and Halloween".  Tracie and I have a couple of themes that we considered, but we both like owls and decided to put it along with a Halloween themed card!

I sent my team a Peachy Keen image from a stamp set I have had for a number of years, but have not used.  It s so cute, so I thought it was about time!  I also sent a number of ribbons, orange and black brads and a few pieces of the Night Owl Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up, along with a sheet of a cute Around the Block-Color Me Halloween, which I used as the background on my card.

Tracie and I also asked our team to share one of their favorite Halloween Memories.   I remember when I was young that I talked my parents into taking me to trick or treat in two of our local towns.  We lived on a farm in the country, so no place close to go.  There is a very small town--maybe 2 blocks square--a mile away and I felt there were not enough house.  So, I convinced my parents to take me to the town where I went to school, grades 1-4, which was 7 miles away. That town was also small, but about four times larger, so a bit more candy was to be had!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope all of the Darlings enjoy my card.

Image/Sentiment: Peachy Keen Stamps-Country Bumpkin-You Whooooo Owl

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Night Owl Designer Series Paper; Around the Block-Color Me Halloween Patterned Paper;

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; Corner Rounder; Black and Orange Brads; Black Button with Black Baker's Twine;

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. At this time, Suzy, who is a Diva, and Terry A, who is a Dazzler, do not have a blog.  You will be able to check our their creations in their SCS gallery, if you click on the link for their name.   I am sure you will enjoy all of the wonderful creations this month!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Free Hugs

I am back with another card for this week's Melonheadz Challenge.

The theme for this challenge is Hand Colored Image!

It runs from September 12th to the 25th  

Melonheadz sure has the cutest images--I love every one of them and have a hard time choosing which one I want to use for each of our challenges!  Be sure to go and check them out!

I typically use the pre-colored images from Melonheadz, but this time I colored one up with my Copics.  They sure are fun to color too!!!!

Here is the inside of my card:

I hope you and my teammates like my card for this challenge! 

Image/Sentiment:  Melonheadz Hugs Clip Art

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Crushed Curry, Smokey Slate, Flash Back Designer Series Paper

Accessories: SU Real Red 3/8" Woven Satin Ribbon, Smokey Slate Brads; Gray button with Crushed Curry Baker's Twine

I hope you will play along this week with the Melonheadz Challenge too! Be sure to go to the challenge blog and add your creations for the challenge this week! You can also check out the rest of the DT Creations with the links on the left sidebar.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Life's Too Short

It is time for another The Three Musketeers post. We are ready to showcase the card we all created with the image Jeanette provided this month for Card #24!  We have just finished two full years of creating and posting these fun cards--and it has been a blast! I am up next for the October challenge and I had better start to think of what to stamp!   Be sure to come back to see what we create!

For our card this month, Jeanette sent out this hilarious image from Art Impressions--a company we all love! I think the image is such a hoot!  We seem to have a silly theme the past few months!  Jeanette ordered the image just for us.  She thought the quirkiness represented the fun we have together.  We ARE a trio of fun loving gals, right?!  I am guessing she also thinks we are not normal--what?  I do resemble that comment!!!!!

In our texting chatter, Kelly said she is the middle chick.  She pointed out that she was not the one showing off her tail feathers.  That one then must then represent Jeanette, as I would never do that!  You will also see I added a border of ice cream cones.  I know of another ending to the sentiment that Jeanette gave us--Life's too short; eat dessert first!

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:  Art Impressions Bird Brains-Dance/Life's Too Short Sentiment

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections White; Stampin' Up Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper 

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers; Rhinestones

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Happy Together

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 tenth month and the theme for September is "Boys and Their Toys". 

I hope Terry and the others swappers like my card this month too!  I inked up a Stampin' Up set and used one of the matching Dies by Dave for the bike--love how slick that works!   I cannot wait to see what our theme is for October and that will post on the 10th.  

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Petal Pusher

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; SU Basic Black; Reminisce Black & White-Basic Buffalo

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  SU Chevron Embossing Folder, Punches; Silver large round brads, Black & White Stitched Ribbon; Dies By Dave biking dies

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Another Graduation Card

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 recently made fancy fold graduation card and thought I should made another!

Here is the inside of my card:

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

Image/Sentiment:  River City Rubber Works-Mortar Board and PSX Congratulations Graduate

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Recollections White; Stampin' Up Basic Black; Shiny Gold Cardstock-unknown company; Reminisce--The Graduate Patterned Paper

Accessories:  SU Gold Brads; Gold Shear Ribbon

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Graduation Mortar Board

This is my card for our every other month swap for a group of ladies on SCS--the SOTC--Sisters of the Traveling Cards!  Pam is our hostess for August and she posted the following: Getting Ready for Gifting!

Invariably I need a card to hold a gift card or even cash for someone special AND we are almost halfway to Christmas! EEK! Please make a card that has an enclosure/pocket/flap to hold a gift card or cash. It can be any theme - birthday, wedding, thank you or even Christmas! 
I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

I went with a Graduation Card, shaped like a Mortar Board! We made one similar to this, using the same fold and some other stamps, at a card class earlier this year.  I thought I was darn cute!  A bit putzy, but I really like it!

Here is the inside, opened up to the first panel.

Here is the top envie, with a place to put some cash.

Here is the entire card opened:

I hope Pam and the others in our sisterhood like my card!

Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up BYOP; PSX Congratulations Graduate

Cardstock:  Recollections White; SU Basic Black, Summer Starfruit; Echo Park Paper Grad-Cap & Gown Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  SU Circle Punches, Gold Brad, Summer Starfruit 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon-frayed for the tassel, Numbers Framelits