Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ya know that thing called Murphy's Law?

I know it very well...I think that it was wrote with ME in mind actually!

Do NOT ever, EVER say...what else can go wrong? cause according to Murphy's Law, IT WILL!! LOL! yes, I am still laughing about everything, its a good thing to have a sense of humor, lol.

I am going to take a bit of break, like I have been already, but just telling everybody now, lol. Just until the first of the year. (Gina K previews for the release is Jan 3rd!! you KNOW I'll be here for THAT!)

It all started with me leaving my billfold at a store I guess is what happened to it. A whole paycheck ....gone....we had just drawn it out of one account to put into our regular bank and stopped at ONE store before heading there...anyways...then my camera got sick...its back with the geek squad right now, they had to mail it off and it wont be back till after Christmas....ANYways, those are the main points of the Murphy's Law thing, lol! But we are fine, everything is gonna be fine, always is! I went with a friend the other night to put up a tree for some folks that are alot worse off than me, thats for sure! And OMG, the look on the little kids faces....seriously, I still get chills thinking about their faces! So reminds you the magic of Christmas in a child's eyes!

I might be posting a bit here and there between now and the 1st, but doubt if I have a card pick, and I have sooo many to share! I hope the holidays find you with your loved ones and not too hectic right now for you!



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Monday, December 7, 2009

Let's go sledding!

Welll, I WISH! LOL! Not here in NE Texas you wont get to that is, go sledding! But we have in the past. I can remember a few times as a kid, going down to the interstate bridge because that is the only hill we had around my Mom's house, lol. And does anybody remember making snow ice cream???? Would I do that now...Nooooo, lol! I think the air is too dirty now...probably was back 40 years ago too, but still....haha! Obviously it didnt kill me! You could never use the FIRST snow, had to wait and hope it did it 2 times! That ice cream was even better than the July 4th ice cream we used to make every year! OMG, and remember sitting on the old hand crank ice cream makers?? till your butt got so cold had to get a towel to sit on, haha! Ooookkkkkay....on to my card, lol! Sorry got carried away there....

This card was made using Rupa Shevde's newest set from Gina K Designs called "Warm and Wonderful":




A CAS card that I have done...really quick card using the sled stamp in the set, colored with copics, cut out and then on pop dots on the card. The 'snow' is vellum I tore the edges on a curve to resemble hills. I drew in some lines on the sled to look more like the olden wood sleds, I hope at least it reminds you of that, lol! I wish I had of put some glitter on this...but you know me and my fear of all things glittery, haha!

Ok, thats all for now...thanks for stopping by and listening/reading my ramblings, lol! I hope everyone has a very creative week!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Warm and Wonderful from Gina K Designs
Papers: All from Gina K
Accessories: copic markers, swirly paper clip, ribbon, vellum, white ink, pop dots, brads, tag nestie.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gina K Design December Preview Day 3!!

Howdy all and welcome to the last day of our previews for this month! I hope you have been enjoying all of the awesome eye candy the last couple of days, and tonight is full of it too! Tonight we are showcasing the new 'One Free With Three' stamp set called Sweetest Memories. Here is a quick CAS card I have made with it:



Ok, after using this sentiment, paired up with an image from Nina's new set, Lovely Shelf, I have had a major tune wedgie!! Most of you are probably too young to remember this song by Nat King Cole though, lol! There are some awesome sentiments in this set that I am just loving! I have also used the new cardstock color Crème de Menthe, LOVE it!! And I couldnt resist doing some hand stitching that I so love to do on cards! :D

For even more ways to use this fabulous stamp set, please check tonight's featured Illustrator's blog:
GinaK {Sweetest Memories}

Then, visit our Designer's blogs participating in the previews tonight:


Tonight also, Cammie will be showcasing a new item, that is going to be available in Gina's store starting this Thursday night. For tonight, Cammie has designed the first in this line and is showcasing that on her blog tonight too!



So be sure and check out Cammie's Blog for that!

Also. tomorrow night, Thursday Dec 3rd is the release party starting at 7pm CST!! We will have lots more previews, full set reveals and lots of fun chatter, so be sure and join us if you can, would love to see you there too! Here is a link to the party thread for tomorrow night:

Party ON!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you Thursday night on SCS at the party!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Sweetest Memories, Lovely Shelf from Gina K Designs
papers: cardstock from Gina K
Accessories: copic markers, craft thread, bazzille stitch template, paper piercing tool, pop dots, corner chomper.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gina K Design December Preview Day 2!

Welcome back all to day 2 of the Gina K Designs release previews! We have 2 more sets we are previewing tonight...MORE awesomeness to be seen from all of the DT! First up tonight is the newest set from Theresa Momber called Life is Good and indeed so with this set! Just wait till you see all of the fun stuff in this one, and with all the details that Theresa loves to add...well, just WAIT till you see!! here is my card for tonight:



I decided to use the cabin stamp for my card tonight, and make a snow scene. I have smoke coming up out of the chimney, icicles hanging from the roof even! And here is a close up of the icicles:


And I am showing you this close up to give you a little tip when you might want to add some icicles like this...I have used glue and glitter for mine and I ran a line of glue, then took my paper piercing tool and drew down some points with the tip of the tool, to make it look like the tips of the icicles...kwim? THEN sprinkle the glitter over the glue...to me it makes the icicles look more realistic! Just a little tip there, lol! This was all colored with copics too. Really such fun to color! My life would indeed be good with a cabin like this sitting in the woods! Red door and all! :D

Next up is Rupa's newest set called Warm and Wonderful. Rupa's set alot of times sure bring back some wonderful warm memories with me! And this set is the same way, several of the images bring back those memories!! Here is my card I created for tonight:



I used the mittens in the set to make a set of hanging mittens! After making this card, I had an idea...wouldnt they have looked neat hanging from Nina's Lovely Shelf!!?? FUN stuff I tell ya!! We used to have a shelf right by the door to hang stuff on when I was a kid, and would hang mittens there lots of times and that is what I was thinking of making this....(and also that little poem about the kittens loosing their mittens, hee hee!)

For even more ways to use these fabulous stamp sets, please check tonight's featured Illustrator's blog:

Then, visit our Designer's blogs participating in the previews tonight:






We also have one of our special Center Stage Spotlight Designer joining tonight:





Thanks once again for stopping by tonight! We have one more night of previews and then the release party is Thursday night at the company forum on SCS! I will have a link to that too for you on here!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Life is Good by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: Cardstock all from Gina K
Accessories: Christmas craft pick, button, twine, glitter, glue, copic markers, oval nesties, brads, cb embossing folder snowflakes, sakura glitter pen, paper piercing tool, white gel pen.
Card #2:
Stamps: Warm and Wonderful by Rupa Shevde from Gina K Designs
Papers: cardstock all from Gina K, dp is K&Company Christmas Cheer
Accessories: brads, pop dots, EK Success corner punch, twine

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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.