Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn Blog Hop!

Hey Y'all!! Welcome to a super awesome Blog Hop...Lots of Love for Lauryn! After My card I made is the details on this hop! YOU can help, just by sending a card to this wonderful little girl and her family..words of encouragement and just plain ole thinking of you cards will work! Here is my card I did for this hop today:


I kept my card pretty easy and flat for mailing! I had fun making this...its on some canvas resist, that I spray misted several different colors, fun stuff! And just a simple thinking of you sentiment...I just wanted to encourage them, the family , in a simple way!

Ok, here is a HUGE list of participants! Enjoy all of the eye candy too! :D




Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn
was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently
hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this
terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As
news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have
asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a
plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please
create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her
family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older
siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and
need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout
this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn.
They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a
Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
Here
is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this
Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers
have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Melissa Shultz Buggin to Stamp
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you will feel very inspired to mail a card or two to this awesome little girl and her family!

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card details:
Stamps: Block Greetings by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers; Cardstock is by Gina K
Accessories: Resist canvas, spray mists, pop dots, SB nesties squares, rose ribbon, scor tape.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Shabby Spring StampTV kit from Gina K Designs -- Inspiration Blog Hop

Hey y'all!! Today we are showcasing the brand spanking new StampTv Kit, Shabby Spring!! So very excited to share with you!

As always, these kits are just jammed packed with so much! Here is a picture of the kit:

and now here is a link to the video where Gina does the presentation of the kit:
StampTV kit Shabby Spring Video

I have been having a blast with this kit! Here is my first card:
I used the lined flowers and leaves for this one (and another one that I posted over on FaceBook!) I embossed the flowers and leaves with white embossing powder and they are stamped onto colored cardstock, no coloring of any type on this one. I used some corrugated cardstock that is from the Silhoutte Store (yes! I finally caved and bought a Silhouette! :D) I added some scattered rhinestones here and there to add a tad of bling bling! :D Really a super easy card!

Next one:
I was inspired by some colors on a Thirty-One purse! :D I stamped the the umbrella onto different colored cardstock and used the Silhouette to cut out the umbrella shapes, and then paper pieced the cardstocks onto those cut outs. Some of the umbrellas are popped up and some are not...helps give it dimension! Ok, one more for now:

This card was inspired by Lee's challenge last week, Green! Iused a cutout from the Silhouette store that I had purchased, some more of that paper ribbon/cording/twine that I'm loving lately! (and hope not boring y'all with it! :D) See? Told ya Ive been having fun with this set! :D

Ready for some awesome eye candy? Just follow these links, I'm sure you will not be disappointed!!


Thanks sooo much for stopping by today! I look forward to seeing all of YOUR lovely creations with this kit!! :D Hope you have a wonderfully creative day!

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Card #1
Stamps: Shabby Spring StampTV Kit from Gina K Designs.
Papers: Gina K, SU!, and Silhoutte cardstocks
Accessories: versamark ink, embossing buddy and white embossing powder, ribbon, SB mega oval nesties, pop dots, scor-tape

Card #2
Stamps: Shabby Spring StampTV Kit from Gina K Designs.
Papers: Gina K and SU! cardstocks
Accessories: teardrop rhinestones, pop dots, SB tag die, grey copic marker W2/W3, scor-tape.

Card #3
Stamps: Shabby Spring StampTV Kit from Gina K Designs.
Papers: Gina K cardstocks
Accessories: Black swirly rhinestones, Maya Road paper twine cording, Silhoutte for oval shape cut out, scor-tape, white gel pen, popdots.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Loving some new stuff!

Hey y'all! Thought I'd share my newest obsession as of this moment, lol! Lord knows it changes ALOT! ha!

It's called Paper Twine Cording by Maya Road...here is a picture:


And here is where I start unrolling it:

And a bow with it after it's unrolled:

I have used it on two cards lately. This one is a card to get me in the Spring spirit! LOL! Im one that loves the fall and winter, soooo I have to psych myself up for spring and summer! Here is the card:

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I also utilize my brand spanking new Silhouette machine!! YES!! I caved and got one, lol! I got the portrait, but actually wish I had saved for another month and gotten the cameo. So many designs are geared for the size of cut you get with a cameo...yes, I do realize you can move around and resize, but im lazy and dont like to do that, lol! On this card I used some cuts I have purchased at the Silhouette store and also the cut files for the Gina K Designs stamp set I have used, Folk Filigree. LOVE it! I have cut out so many things, lol! But now I have got to put them to use on stuff!

Here is the card I did a few days ago:
On this card I also used the paper cording unrolled for a bow. This card has so much on it...Ive used a doily, molding paste, stencils...the leaves are stamped with gelatos (I colored directly on the stamp with the gelatos and then gave the stamp a quick spritz with water and stamp it really quick onto my paper, love how it turned out! One of those that it looks much better in person, lol! I always enjoy making cards like this...I loose myself in the creating, makes you forget about things for a little bit! (dealaing with some health issues! bleh!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today on my poor neglected blog! I post over and FB and STV and always forget to come write up a blog post...well not really forget, but it takes more time so I put it off and off...LOL! kwim? I plan on using some of the sprays to try and color this ribbon too...so come back and see how that turns out! :D

Have a wonderfully creative day!

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Card Details:
Stamps: Folk Filigree, Signs of Spring and Stately Flowers 8 all from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstocks, Graphic 45's line Sweet Sentiments
Accessories: molding paste stencil, prima flower (from my fellow GKD gal, Michelle! THank you mf!), Maya Road Paper twine cording, pop dots, seam binding ribbon, eyelet, hole punch, doily, tiny attacher, burlap paper, string of pearls, quick dry glue, scor-tape, silhoutte cut files, tiny button brads, tim holtz scallop border die

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Gina K Designs February 2014 Release Inspiration Hop--Day 3!!

Hey y'all! Glad to have you back for our last day for this releases Inspirational hops! :D


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

Up today is Rupa Shevde's new set called, Just A Note...I LOVE all of the instruments in this set! Here is what I did for today with this set:


When I saw this I could not get Mardi Gras out of my head! So I went with that, used the colors you see associated with Mardi Gras for my card! I did alot of gold embossing too! (this is my card for a challenge on Mod Squad Challenge Blog today too! ;) I think it just screams PAR-TAY! LOL!

Ok, ready for more awesome eye candy? Here ya go!

Guest Designers


Thank you so sooo much for stopping by this week! I have read every single comment and it means so much to me too! Love that maybe I have inspired a few of you out there! :D Hope you have a wonderfully creative week!

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Card Details:
Stamps: Just a Note by Rupa Shevde from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K Designs cardstocks, vellum by Paper Studios
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, purple rhinestone stickers, pop dots, gold thread, versamark ink, embossing buddy, heat gun.3

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Gina K Designs February 2014 Release Inspiration Hop--Day 2!

Hey y'all! Welcome to day 2 of our Inspiration Hops for you this month!


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

Up first today we have Becky Oehler's newest set, Folk Filigree. This set is just sooo fun to work with! The combinations of the little flowers and greenery are endless! Here is what I did for today:


For this card, well, it started out being a one layer card! LOL! At least that is wha tI had in mind...I masked off the area that has the flowers stamped in it, was doing a faux layer, then decided to add a bit more, lol! I always do that...one reason it takes me for ages to make a card! ANYways, this is what I ended up with! Love the little flowers in this set! Ok, next up is Theresa Momber's new set, Signs Of Spring...Here is what I have done with this set for today:


I stamped the crocus flowers onto vellum and heat embossed them in white. I had intentions of coloring them again, like I did for my card at the release party, but then decided they looked good on just white! :D I LOVE how Theresa's sets are so 'true' I call them...very realistic images! LOVE it!

Ok, ready for more eye candy? Here ya go:


Guest Designers



Thanks again for stopping by today! I sure hope you are enjoying and feeling inspired! Come on back by tomorrow, our last day of the hops!
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Card Details
Card #1
Stamps: Folk Filigree by Becky Oehlers from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K and SU! cardstocks
Accessories: various SU! inks, scallop border die by MFT, seam binding ribbon, button, twine, glue dots, pop dots, SU! markers, pearl stickers.
Card #2
Stamps: Signs Of Spring by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments line, vellum
Accessories: white embossing powder, heat gun, embossing buddy, seam binding ribbon, scallop sticker from Graphic 45, brads, pop dots, wooden birdie embossed with white.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Gina K Designs February 2014 Release Inspiration Hop--Day 1!!

Hey y'all! Welcome to our first day of Inspiration Hops for this month!


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.


Up first today is Melanie Munchinger's new set,Stately Flowers 8. There are some GORGEOUS flowers in this set...and Iris, and an Orange blossom, but for today's cards I used the moths/butterflies! Here is my first card I did:

I wanted something bright and cheerful, so used primary colors for the butterflies on the side. I added some pearl and rhinestone stickers to give it a bit of sparkle! Hoping this brightens a friends day! :D Up next is another card I created using just one of the sentiments in the set, one of my favorite Biblical Quotes actually! Here it is:

For this, just simply stamped the sentiments and cut out with a fancy die, sponge the edges on it to give it a worn look. And the rhinestone swirls...a quick tip...you dont have to keep them in the pattern they come...just do some careful clipping to do as I have done on this, for the placements of the rhinestones. :D

Up next is a new set by Bethy Silaika called, Lots of Washi. And I did a short photo tutorial of how to make your OWN washi tape, but somehow the pictures have gotten lost...somewhere! I will have to do that again and then post it later in the week for y'all! But this is what I have done today with it:

This is a one layer card! It will be very easy to mail and I think it makes a wonderfully cheerful card too! (all the snow gloom, trying to chase that away for folks! LOL!) Super simple card but very striking I think!

Ok, ready for some awesome eye candy? Just follow these links to my fellow DT and Guest Designers too!

Guest Designers


Thanks for stopping by today! And come on back by tomorrow because we have two more stamp sets to showcase for you! :D Have a wonderful creative day!

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Card Details
Card #1
Stamps: Stately Flowers 8 by Melanie from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K Designs cardstock Pure Luxury in 120lb white, SU! Brilliant Blue
Accessories: pearl and rhinestone stickers from Want2Scrap, Spellbinders scallop border dies, pop dots, white ink, white embossing powders, heat gun.

Card #2
Stamps: Stately Flowers 8 from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury in 120lb Ivory
Accessories: Burlap cardstock, rose die from MFT, rhinestone sticker swirls by Want2Scrap, glue dots, pop dots, Spellbinders fancy Square die, distress inks, sponge dauber.

Card #3
Stamps: Lots of Washi by Beth and Signs of Spring by Theresa both from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K Design Pure Luxury in 120lb white
Accessories: Various SU! inks using markers, ribbon, corner chomper, scortape (to hold bow)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New! StampTV kit! Journey of the Heart! Blog Hop today!

Hey y'all!! Welcome to our blog hop, featuring the brand new StampTV kit, Journey of the Heart.

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and Cast and Crew will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

I've done several cards for the hop and will try to keep my chattering to a minimum. LOL!! Here is my first creation:



This was a fun card to make! I used gelatos to make the background. I wanted a warm color to go with the sunflower stamp, for a recipient who needs a bit of cheering up while sick! :D Super easy card to make though! The white is paint splatters I added to it for more grunge look!

Next is a card made with leftovers on my table. I try to do this everytime, us up the leftovers right then, because chances are, Ill never pull it out of my scrap pile to use every again, lol! i KNOW me! ha! ANYways, here is the card:


And last but not least, my favorite of the bunch Ive made:


this card uses the emboss resist technique and I also used the gelatos on this one to create the background for it. I also used some molding paste and stencil to add to the background and it also gives texture to the card.

Ok, ready for more awesome inspiration? I am! Let's go hop to my fellow Cast and Crew!




Card Details
Stamps: Journey of the Heart from
Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K Design cardstocks
Accessories: ribbon, circle black rhinestone stickers, ribbon, seam binding ribbon, circle nesties, inca gold metallic rub in red, gelatoes, white embossing powder, versamark ink, heat gun, molding paste, mini spatula to apply molding paste, Distress inks, sponge dauber.


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I'm a 47 yr. old stay at home grandma! I do not work so always doing something to occupy my time, some kind of crafty thing usually.