Monday, May 21, 2018

Creative Card Chicks Celebrate!

This is my card for May'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. Carol is the hostess this month and sent everyone this great birthday image.  She also sent great patterned paper along with some cute embellishments.   

Here is the inside of my 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.  This is the last card for this round. I am going to be continuing into the next round, but I am not sure who is up first.  Be sure to come back and join us again!

Image/Sentiment: Stamp Bella Edna with Cupcake on Top

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections 110# White;  Stampin' Up So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso; Birthday Patterned Paper 

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  White Satin Ribbon; Copic Markers; Doily; 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Miss Blossom

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 46th round!  Carol is our hostess this month and she sent everyone this cute image. She will swap the cards and send everyone the next image, which Darlene picked out!   We then get to do it all again, for round 47, in July!   

Carol picked out the image in January when she came to Wisconsin for Camp Stamp-in-Oga along with other SCS friends.  We also went shopping to Creative Pals, the home store for Whipper Snapper.  Carol picked this sweet image as she thought it would be perfect for May, with the spring flowers coming out!

I hope all of the mystery swappers like my card.  If you check my sidebar on the left, you might see some other swappers who have posted their cards yesterday, today or in the next few days.

Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Miss Blossom/Stampin' Up Lovely Wishes

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Soft Sky, Basic Black, Crushed Curry; Pebbles Garden Party Lilly

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers; Stampin' Up 1/8" Crushed Curry Taffeta Ribbon, Punches, Pearls

Friday, May 18, 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 in mind for the future.  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 great stamp set called Summer Fun. This set comes with 7 great sentiment stamps!   It is the perfect set to use for celebrating summer!

Here is the Summer Fun 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 Summer Fun Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Recollections 110# White Cardstock; Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango; Momenta Popsicles Patterned Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango

Accessories: Cottage Cutz Stitched Oval Dies; Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango 1/4" Stitched Ribbon, Triple Tag Punch; Sequins

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ready? Set. Go!

Today is the third Wednesday of the month and that means a Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card! The 3 Musketeers (Jeanette, Kelly and I) are back with another challenge this month--our 13th month!  We just finished our first year--so look out year #2!

Kelly provided the challenge for May:  It is based on my daughter's recent wedding--"Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and A Sixpence in your Shoe!" 

With the season of weddings upon us, I thought this traditional wedding saying would be a fitting challenge to create a card or project!  This tradition comes from an Old English rhyme and the four objects that the bride adds to her wedding outfit or carries with her on the big day are just good luck charms.  Of course, it is a folk tradition in that, for example, something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom.

So this is where your card or project come in!  You may use this saying in any form you like BUT use at least 2 ways to transform this saying into a card.  For example, your card could use a borrowed stamp, one that's old or new ... you can make it in shades of blue .... you get the idea.  It does NOT need to be a wedding card ~ just as long as we see where the (minimum) of 2 things you chose are!
Ready? Set. Go!

I picked out a new stamp set I bought earlier this year, Stampin' Up's Amazing Congratulations.  I have not inked up the set yet--but I have seen many pretty cards.  I paired it with some Stampin' Up DSP for a fun, colorful card.  I used Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay--both shades of blue. The something old is the ribbon that I used on the card--another Stampin' Up product.  

I did follow the Something Old, Something New, Something Blue for my card.  I don' t think I met the something borrowed--but I did "borrow" an idea for this card from SCS.  Does that count?  I think it is a great challenge--don't you?

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!  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 June! I had better get my thinking cap on and come up with a fun challenge!

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Amazing Congratulations

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper 

Ink:  Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay; Catherine Pooler Black Jack

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Night of Navy 1/2" Seam Binding