Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hey! I know you!

Do you remember me? haha! Yes, poor ole neglected blog! I just get so busy doing other things that I keep putting off doing a post until I realize its been like a WEEK, lol! I got cards too to show...but I'll just show the one today.

This was made for a friend of a friend, who is coming home from duty in Iraq...


I decided to use some of my counted cross stitch on this, it just goes so well with Nina's newest set from Gina K!! This particular piece was part of a sampler that I lost the directions to and would never finish it, so cut it up, used this on the card and have these other pieces...here are a couple of them from the same sampler:




One day I'll figure out a card with them too, lol! I love being able to use other crafts with my stamps and make a card with it, such fun!

Well, hope you are having a wonderful relaxed Sunday! I had Blake and Holli here yesterday, much fun! He is just so wound up when he is here, never stops, so it wears these old muscles out! LOL! I got a few pics of him I want to upload later too.
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Card Details:
STamps: Nana's Needlework Sentiments by Nina Brackett from Gina K Designs
Papers: All from Gina K
Accessories: x-stitch piece on linen, paper piercer and pad, scallop border punch, grungeboard stars, vivid inkyblue ink, sponge, twill ribbon, nestie ribbon tags.

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Quick! Tuesday Trigger card...

*Edited to add* I cant spell! LOL!

Well, sorta quick that is, lol! Cammie's submission to Moxie Fab World was picked this last week by Cath and I really loved it! So decided to play along! It was really inspiring to me, here is the inspiration pic:




along with all the red birds we have been having in the back yard lately, this is what I came up with:



Love the texture on the chair so played on that and the red flower! Fun card I think! And here is a little pic of one of the red birds out while it was SNOWING the other day:



I know, such a bad picture, but they dont like me out there with them, lol! Today, its a beautiful sunny day once again, little chilly, but better than SNOW on the branches and housetops!

Ok, thats it for now! Hope you have a wonderfully creative week!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Sung From the Heart by Rupa Shevde, sentiment from Spring has Sprung from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock from Gina K Designs
Accessories: netting, white flower colored with copics, copic markers, nesties labels, button, twine, glue dots, pop dots.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Just Ducky!

Hey all! Just a quick post with a card I made and showed at the Gina K preview party the other night using Rupa's newest set called "Spring Has Sprung" I just love this little duck!



You KNOW I cant stay away from that kraft cardstock too long, haha! I also used some stuff I had in my stash, in the closet, for a long time...that fun foam stuff, the fringe and little flowers! I found it at Hobby Lobby on clearance for like a dollar...who can resist that?? I cant! LOL! It's usually used for decorating flip flops, but I knew I could use it on a card! :D

Ok, that's all for now! Me and Billy taking off on a 'date' night tonight! FUN!! :D
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Card Details:
Stamps: Spring Has Sprung from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock from Gina K, dp is Basic Grey
Accessories: tag nesties, dahlia nestie, brads, fun foam fringe and flowers, copic markers, white gel pen, ribbon, pop dots.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Our last day of previews for Gina K March release!

BUT, usually when you say 'last' its a sad thing, but not with Gina K release! It means YOU get to come to the party tomorrow AND able to purchase the full sets after the party!! Wooohoooooooo!! And once again we have two stamp sets to preview tonight, I only have a sample for one from Nina Brackett's set called Nana's Needlework and Sentiments is up first, and here is my card:




I was trying to make my card look like the 'quilt' was folded and hanging, and also to give it an 'aged' look...I popped up the top layer on it for dimension. I LOVE this fun set!! Just wait till you see the other images too!


For even more inspiration with tonight's new stamp sets:





and

Nina Brackett {Illustrator of Nana's Needlework & Sentiments}




Then, visit these Designer's blogs:
Jessica Fick









Jennie Harper - our Guest Designer for this Month!





The Release Party is tomorrow night Thursday, March 18th starting at 7pm and ending at 10pm (all times CST) when all the new products will be available for purchase in Gina's online store.



To keep informed of all the party plans and activities, check out this link:



I want to thank each of you that stopped by all this week and really would love to see you all at the party for some fun times, we always have such fun just chatting it up!! Not to mention seeing all of the samples all in one place there! Ok, thats it from me...see ya tomorrow night at STV!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Nana's Needlework and Sentiments by Nina Brackett from Gina K Designs
Papers: All from Gina K
Accessories: ribbon, twine, tag nestie, copic markers, pop dots, scor-tape, scallop border punch, button.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Another Gina K Preview day!

Welcome once again to day 3 of the previews! I personally just love to look at everybody's creations too, I see them for the first time right along with you too..well, sometimes we DT might share a card or two, but most of the time not! LOL! So that is why I do so enjoy these previews too, to see how much we might have been thinking alike or how much different! Ok, onto the cards!

This month we have the NEW STV Kit! WOOHOOO!! OMG, this is an AWESOME one! Seriously....MAYBE my favorite to date...its hard choice, but just maybe, lol! It's called Spring Mix STV Kit LOVE the images in this one! Here is what I came up with:


I just loved this cute little stick figure in the set, lol! It has so much personality to me for a stick figure, dont ya think? I think this card would go to a friend who is a little on the weird side but you love them anyways, haha! oh, you KNOW we all have them...I wont name mine though..I'm just saying....rofl!

Next is the new Free with Three set, called, Friend ...I just LOVE the sayings in this set! Here is my card:



I also used another image from the new STV Kit too, the oval stitch image around the sentiment, perfect fit! The circle AND the oval both work excellent with the nesties too! Isnt that paper awesome too? Comes in the STV kit! woot! I told ya, very exciting stuffs in the kit!


For even more inspiration with the new Spring Mix StampTV kit and the new Free with Three stamp set:





Then, visit these Designer's blogs:
Jessica Fick









Jennie Harper - our Guest Designer for this Month!





Tune into StampTV for this week's video from GinaK featuring the new Spring Mix StampTV kit!


Mark your calendars for the Release Party this Thursday, March 18th starting at 7pm and ends at 10pm (all times CST) when all the new products will be available for purchase in Gina's online store.



To keep informed of all the party plans and activities, check out this link:



Ok, that's all for tonight...off to see everybody's creations too! Dont forget, come back tomorrow AGAIN for TWO more sets, including Nina's AND Rupa's!!
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Card # 1:
Stamps: Spring Mix STV Kit from Gina K DesignsPapers: All Cardstock from Gina K, dp is Basic Grey June Bug
Accessories: Red twine, circle nesties, copic markers, glue dots, scallop border punch.
Card # 2:
Stamps: Friends, Spring Mix STV Kit from Gina K Designs
papers: Su! and Gina K cardstock, dp is in the Spring Mix STV Kit
Accessories: oval nesties, half silver pearl rhinestones, pop dots, butterfly charm, button, ribbon, square nesties.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Gina K release Day 2!

Welcome back to day 2 of the March preview release for Gina K Designs!! Tonight we have TWO more stamp set to preview. Up first is the new Card Kit, Happy Spring. Here is my card with that stamp set:



I did a bit of paper piecing on glove image from the set, such fun! Wait till you see the awesome creations from the Card Kit designers...just WOW!

Up next, is Asela's
newest set called, By Your Side...And it has some of the BEST Bible verses from the Psalms in this set, LOVE it! Here is my CAS card with it:



I wanted to keep the focus on the scripture mainly, this was one of my Mother's favorite verses so had to use it!


Are you ready for even more inspiration?  





Then, find out more information about the new Card Kit here:
Jessica Fick


Finally, check out these Designer's blogs:
Asela Hopkins {Illustrator of By Your Side}









Jennie Harper - our Guest Designer for this Month!





StampTV is celebrating it's first birthday and the festivities are in full swing with this month's release!  We'll be holding this month's Release Party on StampTV and couldn't be more excited about all that Gina has planned for everyone!  The party kicks off this Thursday, March 18th starting at 7pm and ends at 10pm (all times CST) when all the new products will be available for purchase in Gina's online store.



To keep informed of all the party plans and activities, check out this link:


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Card Details:
Card # 1:
Stamps: Happy Spring Card Kit from Gina K Designs
Papers: Basic Grey DP, all cardstock from Gina K
Accessories: circle nesties, MS punch, half pearls nestie tag, Spring Mix brads, pop dots, ribbon, black embroidery floss.
Card # 2:
Stamps: By Your Side by Asela Hopkins from Gina K Designs Papers: cardstock from Gina K
Accessories: nesties, ribbon, pop dots, prisma pencils with OMS, Spring Mix eyelets from Gina K, white gel pen, ruler.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's that time again! Gina K Release!!

YESSSSSSSS! Are you excited this month? I know I always am when a new StampTV Kit is coming out with the release!! It's not till Tuesday that we give you a peek of it though...BUT we have THREE stamp sets to wet your appetite tonight! So I will be a bit brief!

First up is Melanie's newest set called A Beautiful Life and here is my card:



Mel has come out with another frame stamp set, this one PERFECT for spring time! I just LOVE these tulips too! I am thrilled she used that image for this! I decided to do a bit of distressing to show you dont have to be all pastel and springy colors ALL the time, although it would be gorgeous like that too, lol!

Ok, next up is Tami Mayberry's newest set called Fairy Tales...what a fun one this one is! Here is my card:




Isnt that frog just the cutest! And I do NOT Like frogs, lol! But this one is so much fun to color, so he is OK, lol! He has got kissed so much it's knocked his crown a bit crooked, lol!

Ok, last but for sure not least is Theresa Momber's newest set called Sending Sunshine and oh boy, does it ever! Here is my card for this set:


OMG, can you feel the sunshine looking at those daffodils? They are blooming everywhere around here right now so I HAD to do this image on a card! LOVE it!





Are you ready for even more inspiration?  







Then, visit these Illustrator's blogs of these new stamp sets:


Melanie Muenchinger - A Beautiful Life


Theresa Momber - Sending Sunshine


Tami Mayberry - Fairy Tales






Finally, check out these Designer's blogs:













Jennie Harper - our Guest Designer for this Month!





StampTV is celebrating it's first birthday and the festivities are in full swing with this month's release!  We'll be holding this month's Release Party on StampTV and couldn't be more excited about all that Gina has planned for everyone!  The party kicks off this Thursday, March 18th starting at 7pm and ends at 10pm (all times CST) when all the new products will be available for purchase in Gina's online store. 



To keep informed of all the party plans and activities, check out this link:



Ok, thats all for tonight! But dont forget to stop back tomorrow, same time, same place!! :D
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Card Details:
Card # 1:
Stamps: A Beautiful Life by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: All Gina K cardstock
Accessories: copic markers, half pearls, gold spica glitter pen, ribbon, distressing tool, oval nesties, circle punch, distress ink.
Card # 2:
Stamps: Fairy Tales by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K cardstock
Accessories: copic markers, rhinestones, tag nestie, ribbon, pop dots, CB embossing folder.
Card # 3:
Stamps: Sending Sunshine by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K cardstock
Accessories: copic markers, label nesties, brads, tag nesties, ribbon, MS butterfly punch, pop dots.

Friday, March 12, 2010

It's a Special Hop!!

It's a Surprise Party!!!! It is Stamp TV's 1st birthday and we just wanted to throw a little party for Gina! Happy 1st Birthday Stamp TV!!! To celebrate, a bunch of design team members and challenge hostesses decided to create birthday cards using a previous Stamp TV kit (or Gina K set). Leave a comment on every blog along the way because one lucky commenter will receive the all new Stamp TV kit that will be released next week!!!! (And....you're gonna LOVEEE it!) You will have until Sunday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. central to post comments on all the blogs. The winner will be posted on Stamp TV on Monday!

For my card, I used my ALL time favorite image from a previous StampTV Kit, Eclectic Summer! Here is my creation:



I absolutely love this daisy image...I have used it more than any other stamp! For this card, I stamped the image onto vellum with stayz on ink in black, then flipped it over and colored the backside of the flower with my prisma pencils before cutting them out. Love LOVE how this turned out! It just makes me smile and I hope it does Gina! Thank you Gina for creating StampTV! It has touched so many lives, including mine! Ok, I'll quit with the mooshy stuffs, lol!!

Be sure to check out all of the birthday cards on these blogs:


Carolyn
Jessica
Melanie
Theresa
Lee
Tami
Lynn
Nina
Erika
Emily
Cathy<----You are here!
Valerie
Bev
Tina
Karen
Vicki
And Donna too!
She has been having horrible back troubles and wasnt able to get up her post till late, so you dont have to leave a comment on her blog for the prize, but I know she would LOVE some love on her gorgeous creation!



And be SURE and leave comments on all blogs, because that will be part of the stipulation of being the winner...and this REALLY is an awesome STV kit!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Eclectic Summer from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, vellum
Accessories: ribbon, twine, button, oval nesties, white gel pen, pop dots, glue dots, scor tape, prisma pencils, stayz on ink, lace.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy Birthday StampTV!!




Be sure to visit Gina's Blog all this week for March's release snippets and any announcements about the upcoming celebrations!

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Gina K Thank You Blog Hop, for...

..our retiring Challenge Hostesses from STV! We have had some wonderful hostesses for the last 3 months, that have brought us such awesome and fun challenges! So a bunch of us senior DT decided to do a little something in a way of honoring them. Also, our DT coordinator, Jessica, has created an area that has all of the hostesses a page, with their different challenges...allll in ONE place! You can even download it if you want, she has also put them alll into PDF format ... Here is a link to that area:

Idea Center with the Challenges

Ok, now, for my cards! First up, I decided to make a card for Jennie Harper, our Sketch challenge hostess for the past 3 months (and just named as the CSS for the upcoming month, woot!) Here is the link to the sketch of Jennie's I followed:

Sketch Challenge 11
And my card:


And next up, I wanted to make a card for Shannon Bracken's color challenge...I decided to use the black/white/kraft...my beloved kraft! Our could I resist?? Here it is:



I am keeping the yakking brief, cause there is alot more eye candy to see tonight too! But I do want to tell ALL of the challenge hostesses, how awesome they ALL were over the last 3 months! Here they all are:

Tonight several GinaK Designs designers are joining together to host a special thank you blog hop to our recently retired StampTV Challenge Hostess Team. The four designers we're honoring tonight have provided weekly challenges for the STV members for the entire months of December, January, and February and we are so thankful for their inspiration and hard work!

Each participating designer was asked to choose one challenge shared during the past 3 months and make a card to share on their blogs tonight as well as to send that card to the hostess. 


Visit these links to see all the projects we've prepared for our alumni hostess team:


And, the new StampTV Challenge Hostess team is also joining in on the hop tonight! 






To see all the challenges the Retired Hostess team has shared during their term, visit the StampTV  Idea Center .
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Card Details:
Jennie's Card
Stamps: Picture It! STV kit, Inside and Out, Ribbon Stripes, all from Gina K Designs
Papers: all cardstock is Gina K pure luxury, dp is basic grey nook and pantry
Accessories: rectangle nesties, scallop edge punch, labels nesties, pop dots, ribbon, ms scoring board
Shannon's card:
Stamps: Pressed Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock from Gina K
Accessories: scallop edge punch, oval nesties, taupe vivid ink, nail head stickers in black, pop dots, ribbon.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Quick stitched card!

Hey all! Thought I'd get a quick stitched card made for the challenge at Moxie's Fab World, Fun With Floss!! I have always loved stitching on cards...you might remember this card:




I think this is my all time favorite that I have used stitching on! I just love how it turned out! But I always feel like I need to make a new card for a challenge so did this one for tonight:


Asela's newest set, Dream Birds just screams whimsical to me so I can't seem to do anything else with them, lol! I did a bit of fun, whimsical stitching to frame the image on this one, in black floss. Quick one!!

Ok, that's it for tonight! I'll be bach....
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New Card Details:
Stamps: Dream Birds by Asela Hopkins, Hang in There by Theresa Momber(sentiment) from Gina K Designs
Papers: All from Gina K
Accessories: oval punches, black embroidery floss, bazzill stitching templates, ribbon, pop dots, copic markers.

Somebody quick....


...please invent a pill that makes them stay cute as this ....haha!

Be back later I hope with a card! Just had to share Blake's latest picture!
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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.