Wednesday, October 18, 2017

No Coloring Between the Lines


It 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 sixth month of this!




Jeanette came up with our challenge for October.  No Coloring Between the Lines.  What??????    This is what Jeanette wrote:  Choose an image you normally WOULD color. (In other words, not a sentiment or multi-layer stamp that lays down the color for you.)  BUT don't color between the lines!  
Instead, my challenge to you is to think of a creative way to use that image on your card WITHOUT COLORING BETWEEN THE LINES.

I pondered and pondered and fretted some more.  I even asked my friend Terry at Camp Stamp-in-Oga this past weekend along with a few other stampers--what do I do?  I got a couple of ideas and had a few thoughts of my own, but on Sunday, I saw a card that was black and white with an uncolored rose.  Ding--Ding--Ding.  That is it!  I think this would be a great wedding card or even a birthday 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 November!

Image/Sentiment: Altenew Enchanted Iris/Stampin' Up Short & Sweet

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Sizzix Dotted Oval Dies; Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Black Stitched Ribbon; Black Rhinestones



Heather


This is the card for the 34th round of the Unidentified Image swap on SCS.  It is a group of ladies who are a part of a bi-monthly swap where we all use the same image, sent to us by the hostess.  The unidentified part is that we are to not discuss the image at all until the day they are to be posted--that was yesterday!   The image for this round was provided by Paola.   She will swap the cards and include the next image that Jody, our next hostess in their return envie.  And then we get to do it all again--for round #35--in December! 

Here is the inside of my card:


If you check some of the other blogs listed on my sidebars, you may find some other swappers who have posted their creations today or in the next few days.  I hope Paola and everyone in the swap liked my image and that you also like my card!


Image/Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs Heather
 
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Stampin' Up Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz; Jillibean Healthy Hello Soup-Bite of Bonjour Patterned Paper

 
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
 
Accessories:  Copic Markers; SU So Saffron 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Green Button; Spellbinders Circle and Scallop Circles Dies; Pink Sequins




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Using More Dies!


This is the second of my two cards for the a swap that Terrie is hosting on SCS.  The theme of the swap is "I'm die-ing to try that". We were to break out our dies and use them on a card.  I used an older Stampin' Up background die called Hexagon Hive and a set of Sizzix Fancy Tag dies.

I hope Terrie and the others swappers like my cards and I know I will get some great cards in return!


Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Sending Thoughts

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White;  Stampin' Up Tangelo Twist, Pistachio Pudding, Confetti Celebrations Design Series Paper

Ink: SU Tangelo Twist


Accessories: SU Hexagon Hive Thinlit; Sizzix Fancy Tag Dies; Orange Brad



Monday, October 16, 2017

Use Your Dies!


This is one of my two cards for the a swap that Terrie is hosting on SCS.  The theme of the swap is "I'm die-ing to try that". We were to break out our dies and use them on a card.  I used a set of dies I recently got for a great price as they are very expensive.  It is a set of three dies call Dazzle and when layered together, they form this awesome background. 

I hope Terrie and the others swappers like my cards and I know I will get some great cards in return!


Image/Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Sincere Salutations

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White;  Stampin' Up Basic Black, Night of Navy; Silver and Clarett Metallic; 

Ink: SU Night of Navy


Accessories: SU Punches; Birch Press Dazzle Dies--A, B & C



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Delightfully Spooky


It is the 15th of the month and that means I am showing you a new Dueling Darlings card.  For the October Challenge, Terry L. and Tami. decided on the theme--Halloween!   Terry L. is the one of the Dazzlers and Tami is a Diva, the team that I am on!  


Tami
sent each of the Divas this cute little girl along with two sentiments--I was able to use both!  Tami also included some colorful Halloween patterned papers and wonderful matching embellishments! This sure was a fun card to make!

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: Red Rubber Designs Delightfully Spooky

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie; Various Halloween Patterned Papers

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories:  
Copic Markers; Gina Marie Designs Pierced Chain Oval Dies; Orange Satin Ribbon; Black Gems 




Friday, October 13, 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--and I think you too will love these great sentiment stamp sets.  And, remember, some of the sets come with matching steel dies!
http://www.theprojectbin.com/
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 again used a fun set, called Wise Men. This set comes with 4 great stamps, sayings by some wonderful men!  I just smile with this saying...



Here is the Wise Men 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 Wise Men Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay


Accessories:  SU Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Trim; Brads




Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fur Ball Thanks!



These two cards were made for some wonderful people who helped make a recent fund raiser a success.  Yes, it is called The Fur Ball and it is sponsored by a local Humane Society, of which I am on the Board of Directors.  It was held this past Saturday and even though the weather did not fully cooperate, it was a fun event and I think we made a significant amount of money to help the shelter pets!  

I made these one of these cards for the chairwoman of the committee that has the vision year after year for this event and is incredibly creative.  She provides many hours to this fund raiser--thanks Cynthia!  The second card goes to the shelter Executive Director, who also spends a great deal of time on this event.  I have actually known Lisa since she was in high school and consider her a great friend--which I am sure is part of the reason I have volunteered my time on this board.  

Here is the inside of both cards:


Image/Sentiment: Gina Marie Designs Stamps--Pet Stamps/Seaside Stampin' Ink--Dogs Agreeable
 
Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  White; Stampin' Up Early Espresso; Pumpkin Pie; Bo Bunny Happy Tails-Fur Fashion Patterned Paper

 
Ink: Stampin' Up Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie
 
Accessories:  SU Early Espresso Baker's Twine; Gina Marie Pet Dies; Dog Bone Brad




Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


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 22nd month and the theme for October is "Think Pink".  We could make any themed card that we wanted, as long as it had pink on it!  I decided to go with this image as October is beast cancer awareness month. I am sure there will be some wonderful cards this month.


I hope Terry and the others swappers like my card this month too!  I cannot wait to see what our theme is for November and it will be posted today!

Here is the inside of my card:




Image/Sentiment:  DRS Designs--Cancer Is

Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White;  Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette, Rose Red; American Crafts Ribbons Patterned Paper

Ink: SU Pink Pirouette


Accessories: SU Rose Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon; Pink Pearls



Monday, October 9, 2017

BFF Witches


It is time for another The Three Musketeers post. We are ready to showcase the card we all created with the image that Jeanette sent this month for Card #37!  That means we are now into our fourth year of creating together!   All three of us sure have enjoyed the challenges every month and we hope that it continues for a few more!  I will be up next for the November challenge, so I need to start to think of what to ink up!  Be sure to come back to see what we create!



For our October card, Jeanette sent us this hilarious Whipper Snapper Designs image.  She often tries to find an image with three "of something".  I am not sure what she is trying to imply this month!  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 BFF Witches/Stamp Antonio Arts Witchy Wishes

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie; Teresa Collins Masquerade Party-Trick or Treat



Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  
Copic Markers; SU Pumpkin Pie Candy Dots and Brads; Black Satin Bats Trim



Saturday, October 7, 2017

Top Note Quilt


Here is my October Crafters of Faith card.  This is a great group that my friend Kelly started on SCS. This is our 10th month and Susan gave us this challenge:    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV

This is the verse I would like to highlight with October card ---- so anything with a quilt, tapestry, artwork of sorts
.


I recently saw a card in my stash that I had made many years ago using this quilt-like technique, using the Stampin' Up Top Note die.  I have not made one like this in years and I thought it would be fun to do again. I used myu SU 1 1/4" punch to make the squares and adhered them to a piece of cardstock before cutting with the die. I think the sentiment is a good fit for this challenge and I hope others think so too.  


Here is the inside of my card:




I hope Susan, along the others like my card this month!  We are to post between the 7th and 10th of each month, so if you look on my sidebar, you may see other creations.  I know that there will be many posted in the COF thread on SCS too!  Jody is up for our November challenge and so be sure to check back to see what our scripture is.


Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up--Sending Thoughts


Cardstock:  Recollections 110# Ivory; SU Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Delightful Dijon, Going Places Designer Series Paper


Ink:  SU Mossy Meadow

Accessories:  SU Mossy Meadow 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Top Note Die, 1 1/4" Square Punch; Green Gems; We R Memory Keepers Geometric Embossing Folder



Friday, October 6, 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--and I think you too will love these great sentiment stamp sets.  And, remember, some of the sets come with matching steel dies!
http://www.theprojectbin.com/
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 again used the new Halloween stamp set called Creepy HalloweenThis set comes with 9 great stamps!  I think this is a wonderful set to use for Halloween.  



Here is the Creepy Halloween 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 Creepy Halloween Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Basic Black; Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum; Echo Park Paper Hocus Pocus and Trick or Treat Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories:  SU Black and Orange Thick Baker's Twine; Pumpkin Brad



Friday, September 29, 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--and I think you too will love these great sentiment stamp sets.  And, remember, some of the sets come with matching steel dies!
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 an awesome new Halloween stamp set called Creepy HalloweenThis set comes with 9 great stamps!  I think this is a wonderful set to use for Halloween.  




Here is the Creepy Halloween 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 Creepy Halloween Stamp Set

Cardstock: Recollections 110# Ivory; Stampin' Up Basic Black; Gina K Pumpkin Spice; Canvas Corp Witch Hats and Spooky Diamonds Patterned Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black


Accessories:  SU Punches; Black Trim; Orange Sequins



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Use that Washi Tape!



This is my card for the September Challenge Your Stash group on SCS.  This is our 8th month of de-stashing!

The premise is to create a card or something else that uses only items that are in your own stamp room--nothing new is to be purchased.  The hostess each month posts their challenge to the group and the card is due to be posted on the 28th. Each person in the group creates their card with their own image, their own papers, their own embellishments with their own supplies--using up items from their own stash!  The card can be for any occasion and each person is encouraged to send the card on its way to someone so it can be admired.  It is a way for us to step out of the box a bit and create something that follows a challenge--isn't that what a challenge is supposed to be.  And--no money is spent as all items are to be already available in each of own stamping spaces.

Terry posted our September challenge--Use Washi Tape.   I have a drawer full of washi tape and use it sparingly.  So, this was a great challenge for me!  I used a bicycle washi tape to cover the entire back of my card and then used a bicycle die for the focal point.



Here is the inside of my card, using more Washi tape.  

If you check some of the blogs on my sidebar, you may find others who have posted their cards today or in the next day or so.  There may be more posted in the thread on SCS, so you might want to check out the link here.  We also have a keyword for the SCS Gallery--it is CYSSEP.  You might see many cards there is you do a search.

I hope you enjoyed my card and I know I am excited to check out what my other hoarders, I mean stash reducers have made!  Thanks for stopping by today!  For October, Jody is up and I cannot wait to see her challenge.  Be sure to check back to see what we create!


Image/Sentiment:  SU Really Retro


Cardstock: Stampin' Up Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede

Ink:  SU Basic Black

Accessories:  SU Punches, Black Button with Black/Gray Thick Baker's Twine; Impression Obsession Bike Die;  Black Brads; Bicycle Washi Tape;