Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June Calendar Girls--Hello Summer!

Welcome to another round with the Calendar Girls!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers. 

This month hostess is Carol.  Here are the directions from the wonderful Carol--The month of June brings many, many things...it is the beginning of summer for most areas...it is associated with weddings, graduations, picnics, swimming, VACATIONS...a whole bunch of wonderful things...so the task for us should we chose to accept, was this:

1. Make a card or a 3D item or whatever you would like and base it around something that you enjoy doing or plan on doing this summer...ex: a vacation, camping, family picnic, swimming, family reunion....you get the idea...

2. Write a short ditty about why you like or are looking forward to the theme you have on your card, when you post...

I am not sure if I will have the opportunity or not this summer—but I love to float on rafts or tubes on a lake or in a pool and if I have a beverage, even better!  We are headed to Alaska for vacation in July, so I am pretty sure I will not be able to do so there.  But there may be a weekend up north at a friend’s cabin later in the summer.  And, I will not be wearing a bikini!

Stamps--Whipper Snapper Poolside Chicken

Cardstock-- Gina K Designs White; SU Pacific Point, Marina Mist; Best Creations Surfs Up  

Ink—Palette Black

Accessories—Gold Scallop Velvet Ribbon, Copics, Beach Ball and Sunglasses brads

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit, but I am sure you will enjoy all of the June creations and the stories that go with them.  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar.

I hope you enjoy looking at our cards!  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

You're a Fun-gi Card

This is the second swap card that I made for Kristyn’s Mushroom Madness SCS swap.  What a fun sentiment for a masculine card.  I tried a new technique for the ribbon—folding it!

Image/Sentiment—Unity Itty Bitty You’re a Fun-gi

Cardstock--Gina K White, SU Riding Hood Red, Daffodil Delight, DCWV Woodland Toadstools DSP

Ink—Memento Black, Riding Hood Red

Accessories— Riding Hood Red/White Ribbon, Copics, Oval Punch

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mushroom and Singing Frog

This cute card is one of the two swaps cards that I made for Kristyn’s Mushroom Madness SCS swap.  This is another great Whipper Snapper image and goes so well with the paper!

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Singing Frog

Cardstock--Gina K White, SU Riding Hood Red, Daffodil Delight, DCWV Woodland Toadstools DSP

Ink—Memento Black

Accessories—Yellow Brads, Dragonfly Brad, Red Ribbon, Copics

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What's on the Menu Swap Card

This is one of the three cards that I made for a SCS Swap called “What is on The Menu” that Karly is hosting.  I really like this patterned paper—sure wish I gotten more.

Image/Sentiment—Hero Arts You Deserve Card

Cardstock--Gina K Ivory, SU Creamy Caramel, KI Memories Love Elise Jack & Abby Cupcake DSP

Ink—Palette Burnt Umber

Accessories—Pink and Brown Velvet Brads, Brown and Pink Gingham Ribbon, Copics

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mystery Swap--Round 5--High Spirits

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.  These images were sent to us by Paola, who will swap the cards and send us the next image, provided by Karly!   I can't wait to get the swap cards back to see how everyone else used the same image.  And then we get to do it all again!!!!

This image was fun to color and Paola sent some cute embellishments for us to use too. 

Image—Penny Black High Spirits

Cardstock— SU Pink Pirquette, Early Espresso, Pink Pirquette Designer Series Paper; Gina K White

Ink—Memento Black

Pink Butterfly, Pink flower with rhinestone brad in center, Pink Pearls

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dueling Darling Divas June Card---The Great Outdoors

Here is my card (and a 2ndsurprise card further down on the post) for round #11 of our very friendly duel.

The theme this month is “The Great Outdoors”. I am the hostess this month, along with Michelle, the Dazzlers’ hostess. As in all past duels, there is a twist as well as a request for a story…… First the story—we are to share an experience about the Great Outdoors: In 1986, I drove my mom and dad out west to visit some relatives. We visited Glacier and Yellowstone Parks as well as the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, the Corn Palace, etc. It was a wonderful trip and the last vacation we all had together. We did not camp, but stayed in hotels as well as with relatives. It was a fun road trip as we shopped for food and had picnics often along the way.

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Anna Wright Great Outdoors, Bo Bunny Roughin’ It

Paper—SU Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi; Gina K White, Bo Bunny Roughin’It Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—On the Road Again Twill, Green button with yellow ribbon, Yellow and brown brads, Copics

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas created and then you can read below about the link to take you to see what the Dazzlers have fashioned!

Barb:You are here!

But, here is the twist—Michelle and I also traded packets, so I also made a card with the items the Dazzler’s received. And, we were so close to having the same image as I too have this stamp and thought about using it—how funny that would have been!

Here is the card I made with the awesome supplies she sent:

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Roasting Mellos Bear, WS Anna Wright Great Outdoors

Paper—SU Chocolate Chip; Gina K Fresh Asparagus; Neenah Solar Crest White; Imaginisce Happy Camper Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—American Crafts brown ribbon with jute tied above it, October Afternoon Campfire button with jute, Pinecone brads, Copics

AND--now for the Dazzlers: Please start at Jeanette's blog and enjoy the travels through the other blogs. I can't wait to see what Michelle has created with my kit.  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!

I hope you enjoy looking at our creations! Thanks for joining us!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thinking Of You Swap Card

This is the card that I made for our No More Drama Ladies Swap that Laurie is hosting.  We are a group of ladies that gathers on SCS to chat and swap periodically. The theme was thinking of you and I really like this sentiment, even though it is retired.

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Echoes of Kindness

Cardstock--Gina K White, SU Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, SU-DSP

Ink—Wild Wasabi

Accessories—Saffron Brads, Saffron Ribbon, White Button with Saffron Floss

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thanks a Million Buckle Card for Club Swap

This is the swap card that I made for our final stamp club of the year that meets tonight.  The theme is free choice and I have not make a buckle card for a long time, so I found the cool DSP and then the rest fell in place.  Hope you like it.

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up—Word Play

Cardstock--Gina K White, SU Bashful blue, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Maine Blueberry Designer Series Paper

Ink—Not Quite Navy

Accessories—Corner Rounder, Word Window Punch, Blue Brads, Old Olive Ribbon, Blue Button with White Floss

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A*Muse Birthday Greetings

This is the second A-muse cards I made for LJ’s swap on SCS. I recently purchased some of these great stamps from my friend Jeanette and love using them--I am sure I will be inking them all up soon!

Stamps—A-muse Birthday Greetings

Cardstock--Gina K White, SU Cool Caribbean, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip

Ink--SU Cool Caribbean

Accessories—Quikutz Diamonds and Dots, Copper Brads, Green Button and Chocolagte Chip Taffeta Ribbon

Friday, June 3, 2011

A-Muse That's the Ticket Birthday

This is one of the two A-muse cards I made for LJ’s swap on SCS.  I recently purchased some of these great stamps from my friend Jeanette and love using them--I am sure I will be inking them all up soon! I love the dies that coordinate with many of their sets.

 Stamps—A-muse Vintage Labels and That's the Ticket

Cardstock--Gina K White and Fresh Asparagus, A-muse Gingham Cardstock 

Ink-- Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi

Accessories—Green Brads, Green Button and Green Taffeta Ribbon

Thursday, June 2, 2011

MFT Swap Card

This is the second of the two MFT—My Favorite Things—cards I made for LJ’s swap on SCS.  I love making birthday cards and this sentiment is so perfect!

Stamps—MFT Clearly Sentimental about Birthdays

Cardstock--Gina K White; SU Chocolate Chip,  Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron and Designer Series Paper

Ink-- Rich Razzleberry

Accessories—Razzleberry Button and Ribbon, Chocolate and Yellow Flower with SU
 Flower brad in the middle

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's a Cupcake Kind of Day

This is one of the two MFT—My Favorite Things—cards I made for LJ’s swap on SCS.  I love this image and the sentiment that goes with it!

Stamps—MFT It’s a Cupcake Kind of Day

Cardstock--Gina K White, SU Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso, Crate-paper Paper Doll Collection-Katie Designer Paper

Ink-- Memento Black

Accessories—Copics, Copper Brads, Pink Taffeta Ribbon