Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Meowy Christmas and a Yappy New Year!


This is my card for November'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. Maggie is the hostess this month and she sent us a couple of cute Christmas images, along with some matching sentiments.  Maggie also sent some sweet patterned paper along with some great embellishments.

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.  We take December off and I am up for the January Challenge.  Please be sure to come back to see what image we are using!

Here is the inside of my card:


Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Santa Paws

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White;  Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Designer Series Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Spellbinders Ovals-Classic and Scallop; Gold Bling; Gold Metallic Thread; 




Sunday, November 19, 2017

Mystery Image Swap


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 43rd round!  Jeanette is our hostess this month and she sent everyone this sweet Christmas. Jeanette will swap the cards and send everyone the next image, which is being sent by Tracie. We then get to do it all again, for round 44, into 2018! 

I think that the image circle is a turned a bit as his feet are not square to the ground.  Oh Well, he looks like he is taking a step!  I also added some Wink of Stella to the fur on his hat and jacket, along with the dog's hat too.
Here is the inside of my card:


I hope Jeanette 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 yesterday or today or in the next few days.

Image/Sentiment: CC Designs Henry Claus

Cardstock: White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Merry Moments Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  
Copic Markers; SU Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine; Gina Marie Designs Big & Little Pierced Chain Circle Dies; Wink of Stella Glitter Pen-Clear; Sequins




Friday, November 17, 2017

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 and 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!

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 sweet Christmas stamp set called Maybe ChristmasThis set comes with 5 beautiful sentiments and three sweet images!  I think this is a wonderful set to use to make some beautiful Christmas cards.



Here is the Maybe Christmas stamp set:


Here is the inside of my card, with another stamp from the same set:



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 Maybe Christmas Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Apothecary Accents Framelits, Early Espresso Candy Dots and Brads, Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker's Twine, Cherry Cobbler Washi Tape on the inside of the card



Thursday, November 16, 2017

Inside/Out Card


It is the day after third Wednesday of the month and that means a Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card!  We each had another card to post to our blogs yesterday, so this post was pushed back one day.  The 3 Musketeers (Jeanette, Kelly and me) are back with another challenge this month.  


Kelly came up with our challenge for October. Create an inside out card.    This is what Kelly wrote:  What's That?  Glad you asked.  It is where the inside of your card is now the front and the front is now inside! However you want to interpret that is up to you.  Be creative, use lots of color/ing and try to avoid leaving it 'blank' on the front.   Remember, we're thinking outside the box!  I hope you have fun with the challenge - now get ready, get set ... Go! 

I pondered and pondered about the card for this challenge.  I had an idea to do a shutter card and put a full image on the inside.  I had a stamp class this past week at my local stamp store and we made a card similar to this, with a Christmas ornament on the outside in the circle, and patterned papers on both panels.  I thought I would use one of my favorite Christmas images from Penny Black for the inside image and a simple Ho-Ho-Ho in the circle.  I like how it turned out. 

Sorry for the bad picture but it is a hard card to photograph, as the panels do not lay flat.....  


Both of the green panels fold out to reveal the inside image.



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!  I am up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in December!

Image/Sentiment: Penny Black Holiday Hugs

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green; My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly ~ Holiday Plaid

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler


Accessories:  SU Circle Punches, Silver Cording




Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings Toadily Happy


It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For the November Challenge, Suzy and Debby decided on the theme--Frogs!   Debby. is the one of the Dazzlers and Suzy is a Diva, the team that I am on!  They are sisters and had been chatting how busy everyone in the group seems to be--hopping around all the time. So, that is how the theme and challenge for our card this month was created!

Suzy sent each of the Divas a couple of cute frog images along with some matching sentiments.  Suzy also included some colorful patterned papers and wonderful matching embellishments! This sure was a fun card to make.

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: Penny Black Toadily

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Always Artichoke; Paper Studio Cream; Various Patterned Papers

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  
Copic Markers; Gina Marie Designs Pierced Chain Rectangles; Gold Bling; Cream Flowers; Green Ribbon; SU Circle Punches



Monday, November 13, 2017

Night in Bethlehem


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 Christmas.  I Case'd a card that we made last month at Sarah's stamp-a-stack.  I think this card is stunning and I pretty much copied it 100%-other than she used some Stampin' Up silver cardstock and I used some shiny metallic cardstock.  Thanks Sarah for the great inspiration!  I love this new Stampin' Up stamp set and the matching dies!

Here is the inside of my card:




I hope everyone likes my card!


Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Night in Bethlehem

Ink:  SU Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White, SU Night of Navy, Basic Gray; Silver Shiny Metallic

Accessories:  SU Bethlehem and Square Framelits




Saturday, November 11, 2017

Tag ~ You're It


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 23rd month and the theme for November is "Tag-You're It".   We were to feature a tag on our card.   I decided to go with layers of embossed white cardstock and a simple snowflake image. I am sure there will be some wonderful cards this month. 

I hope Terry and the others swappers like my card this month too!  We are taking December off, so be sure to come back in January to see what we create!


Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Festive Flurry and Short & Sweet Stamp Sets

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Whisper White  

Ink: SU Pool Party


Accessories: SU Festive Flurry Dies, Rhinestones, Angled Tag Modern Label Punches; Darice Snowflake Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Glittery Snowflake Brad



Friday, November 10, 2017

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 and 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!

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 newer Christmas stamp set called Joyful SongThis set comes with 8 great stamps--some sentiments and a few sweet images!  I think this is a wonderful set to use to make some wonderful Christmas cards.




Here is the Joyful Song stamp set:





Here is the inside of my card, with another great sentiment from the same set:



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 Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Merry Music Designer Series Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler


Accessories:  Stampin' Up Apothecary Accents Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots and Brads, 



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Happy Turkey Day!


It is time for another The Three Musketeers post. We are ready to showcase the card we all created with the image that I sent this month for Card #3!   All three of us sure have enjoyed the challenges every month and we hope that it continues for a long time!  Kelly will be up next for the December challenge and I am sure it will be a fun image to play with! Be sure to come back to see what we create!



For our November card, I did send out another Whipper Snapper Designs image. I was thinking of Thanksgiving coming up in a few weeks and thought this is perfect.  We are going to be hosting Thanksgiving this year for my family for the first time, for about 20 people!  Wish us luck!  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: Whipper Snapper Designs Taggart Turkey/DRS Happy Turkey Day Sentiment

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler; Our Memories for Life Thanksgiving Patterned Paper



Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  
Copic Markers; SU Mini Banner Punch; Gobble Brad; Sequins; Sizzix Dotted Oval Die; CottageCutz Single Stitched Oval Die