Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May Baker's Dozen: One Kit - Four Cards

I am in a group on SCS called the Baker's Dozen Monthly Challenge group. This is my first month to participate with the group.

There are thirteen of us in the group - hence the name "Baker's Dozen". Each person is assigned a month (well, actually, we chose our month) and during our month we send identical card kits to the other group members along with some instructions. We create..... and then share with our group what we've made.

I posted pictures in the thread last night, but now I'm going to share pictures with my blogging friends, too.

Suzy, who happens to be the "owner" of the group, was our first hostess. She sent us a nice little turquoise envelope with designer papers, several images/sentiments, and an assortment of embellishments.

Here are Suzy's words...

April Showers do bring May flowers!!!

That is what I'm sending out in the May envelopes..... Flowers! Just a small selection!! Your one challenge is to make one card in only black and white. No other color added to this card!! I know... it might be hard!!! But, worth a try!!! I included some colored DP that might get your creative juices flowing for the other images! Now to see which image you pick to be just black and white! I'm not sending much in the way of embellishments..... just a few items. I figure we all have a stash that is begging to be  used! So, feel free to use whatever embellishments that you have collected over time!

Here is the recipe of what I sent:

Penny Black: Blooming Tags (clear set); Hampton Arts: Drams Come a Size too Big; Hampton Arts: Butterfly and Flower; Hero Arts: Take Time to Enjoy; Black Ribbon: Celebrate it 360*; Gemstones: The Paper Studio; DP paper: White & Black Script (The Paper Studio), Purple Sponged (Paper Pizazz), Yellow Gingham (The Paper Studio), B & W Swirls (The Paper Studio); Tiny Polka-Black Tonal (The Paper Studio). B & W flowers Spare Parts (The Paper Studio). Memento Tuxedo Black on GP white for all images.

Have a great time and enjoy! Can't wait to see what you make!

Stamping hugs,

Well............ I decided to use EVERYTHING Suzy sent! ;)
The only thing of my own that I used was some cardstock - Recollections Black for Layering and Stampin' UP! Crushed Curry and Perfect Plum and Staples White for card bases.

Here are the four cards I made...

The small pictures on the right are the insides of my cards.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations. Can't believe its all from one kit.
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Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette, I love each and every card you posted. They are all beautiful. WOW great friend... We missed you this past weekend.. ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

Jeanette these are gorgeous - especially the TWO black and white cards! Love what you have made with the pack.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Wow, you are quite the achiever! Look at all of your cards. That is like a months worth for me! They are all so favorite is the 'dream' card. :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fantastic collection of cards! I love all of them- love the sentiment on the first and the flowers, I am a huge fan of hydrangeas, so am drooling over # 2! The rest are wonderful too- and I always love how you decorate the inside as well.