Friday, April 30, 2010

Sue sells sea shells....

...by the sea shore! Remember those tongue twisters??!! (AND I had to retype this THREE times, so finger twisters too I guess, rofl!) Well, everytime I pick up Melanie's newest set Gifts From the Sea from Gina K Designs it runs through my head! LOL! I know, I'm a tad on the strange side, lol. Here is a card I showed on preview night, but lots missed I think..and of how I did this one:


The waves were made by tearing the cardstock and sponging the edges with white ink...doesnt show much here though. And also, the part with the seashell row is an overlay I did, stamped on clear cardstock with some stayz-on ink...I always Love how thst looks! Added a charm from my stash too!

Well, we have some blog hops coming up next week for Gina K...the card kit hop and the Illustrator/Design Team Challenge hop...and its a fun one this time! Remember, thats the one you can participate in and the winner is next months CSS DT!!! More on that next week for sure! Have a wonderful weekend!! And I hope all of the bad storms stay away from us! Yucky right now, under a tornado watch! bleh!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Gifts From the Sea by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K cardstock
Accessories: clear acetate, seashell charm, twine, white chalk ink, sponge, labels nesties, pop dots, brads, stayzon ink.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A quick challenge card!

I made this card for a sketch challenge, I couldnt resist the little girl's smile! Here is the challenge link:

Becca's Challenge #2

Here is my card I made:



Im sure Becca (and Giovana!) would love for you to play along too! I really enjoyed it myself, Did some paper piecing and used some old K&Company stuff I had!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend...tomorrow is Monday...A new week a dawning! LOL!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Sew Pretty by Asela Hopkins from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock is from Gina K, dp and chipboard is by K&Company
Accessories: glue dots, ribbon, button, dmc floss, corner photo punch.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Gina K Designs April Preview Day 4!!

Welcome back to our last day of previews, AND the release is Thursday night, woooohooo! Hope to see lots of you there!

Up first tonight is the newest from Nina Brackett called Vintage Backgrounds....And I am just loving these stamps! Here is what I did for tonight...2nd time around...LOL



Well, the first card I made like this SOMEhow got coffee spilled ALL over it...blurred the sentiment panel and stains everywhere...soooo redid it! I also used Asela's new set that we previewed last night, the sentiment is from that, called Sew Pretty....I did an emboss resist with the lace image in the set and made a tag....then I made the 2 polka dot panels with another image in the set...LOVE being able to make my own dp!!

Next is the newest One Free with Three by Gina herself called Masculine Messages...I alway love the fonts in these sets, and this one is one of my favs! Here is a CAS card I have done...using a sentiment from the set and another image from Nina's Vintage Backgrounds again:



I also used some Tim Holtz stuffs on here too, and did a bit of cuttlebugging! LOL! This was a really a quick card, so thats why I call it a CAS! hee....

Ok, ready for more awesome eye candy? here ya go!!
Designers Participating in Previews tonight: 




The Release Party is tomorrow night on StampTV.  We would LOVE to have you join us for the fun!



There will be challenges, contest questions, chatter, as well as tons of samples from the Design Team members from 7-10 (central time) all leading to the new products being available in GinaK's online store at 10pm. 

Ok, off to do some hopping of my own! And I would so love for you to join us at the release party on Thursday night! LOTS of fun and challenges...good company and chit chat!!
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Card Details:
Card #1:
Stamps: Vintage Background by Nina Brackett, Sew Pretty by Asela Hopkins both from Gina K Designs
Papers: All from Gina K Designs
Accessories: sewing machine, clear embossing powder, versamark, heat gun, Vivid inks in Raspberry and Aqua and Taupe, buttons, silk ribbon, pop dots, twine, vintage findings by Making Memories, glue dots, oval nesties.
Card #2:
Stamps: Masculine Messages, Vintage Backgrounds by Nina Brackett, both from Gina K Designs
Papers; All from Gina K Designs
Accessories: Tim Holtz stuffs, vintage findings by Making Memories, nesties labels 8, pop dots, twine ribbon, vivid ink in Olive, sponge, cb folder (ty Tina!! ;))

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gina K Design April Preview Day 3!!

Welcome back to day 3 of our previews...sooo, what ya think? see anything you like? I have so enjoyed seeing all of my fellow DT and their gorgeous creations...ohhh MY they are so awesome! I am just wowed each month by what they do...I still feel so honored to be part of this awesome team! OK, ok, I will quit getting all gooshy, lol! But I DO mean that!

Once again, we have two stamp sets tonight! Up first we have Asela Hopkins' newest set called Sew Pretty!....omg, I am in love with the vintage images in this set! Here is what I did:



I decided to keep the image uncolored, to kinda go with my 'vintage' theme, ya know, black and white photos! And I also used a real dress pattern to make the tissue flower and for a piece on the card cut with the labels 8 nestie, then sponged and distressed to give it an aged look too. AND also SEWed on it! go me! LOL!

Up next is the newest by Rupa Shevde called Welcome Home ...here is my card with this set:



I decided to do a CAS card for this one. I wanted the focus to be on that Irish blessing sentiment that is in the stamp set... LOVE it! I stamped the row of houses (which you could cut apart if you choose, I left mine together) then stamped and colored the one house and popped it up, scored a few lines and basically was done! Super quick for me, lol!

Ok, ready for more!??

Designers Participating in Previews tonight: 




The Release Party is this Thursday, April 22 on StampTV.  We would LOVE to have you join us for the fun!



There will be challenges, contest questions, chatter, as well as tons of samples from the Design Team members from 7-10 (central time) all leading to the new products being available in GinaK's online store at 10pm. 

Thanks soo much for stopping by once again....it so awesome to get visits from ya'll and COMMENTS are super nice too, lol! (I KNOW, I'm bad about not commenting too!) See ya tomorrow for one more day of previews!!
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Card Details:
Card #1:
Stamps: Sew Pretty by Asela Hopkins from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock from Gina K, dp is Thrift Shop by October Afternoon.
Accessories: tissue from sewing pattern, sewing machine, thread, edge punch from EK Success, nesties, button, pop dots, distress ink and sponge.
Card #2:
Stamps: Welcome Home by Rupa Shevde from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock from Gina K Designs
Accessories: rectangles nesties, red rhinestone stickers, copic markers, pop dots, ribbon, scor-pal.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Gina K Design April Preview Day 2!!

Welcome to day 2 of our previews this week and once again we have TWO stamp sets to showcase! So exciting, woohooooo!! right? Ok, up first is the newest by Theresa Momber called Gone Fishing...here is what I did with it for tonight:



Look at that fish image! True to her form, these images are so fun and detailed, so fun to color, or NOT, which I will show THAT way too later! I decided to try to color this like a rainbow trout, which we dont have much of those around here, ANY that I know of, lol, so did the best I could by googling it! I think this would make an awesome retirement card or even just a male card for somebody feeling a bit down.

Up next is the stamp set called Quite The Catch and this is the card kit stamp set for this month! Here is what I did with the stamp set:




Look at the expression on that fishes face, haha! I LOVE it! This is a super fun set and look at what all you can get in the kit when you purchase the stamp set:
Kit includes:

* Quite the Catch stamp set
* Cardstock: Layering White, Red Hot, Turquoise Sea, Green Apple
* Quarter Sheet Patterned Paper sheet
* 10 silver brads
* Print out with supplies and measurements

I just want to note, I did not use the kit for making my card though. I also photographed this thing a gazillion times, and my rain dots insisted on looking all funny...they do not look like that IRL!! And the fish is really all shiny on both cards too, ahhh to be a professional photographer, lol!

Ok, ready for more?


Designers Participating in tonight's previews: 




The Release Party is this Thursday, April 22 on StampTV.  There will be challenges, contest questions, chatter, as well as tons of samples from the Design Team members from 7-10 (central time) all leading to the new products being available in GinaK's online store at 10pm.  We'd love to have you join us for our monthly party!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and see you same time same place tomorrow!! :D
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Card Details:
Card #1:
Stamps: Gone Fishing by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock from Gina K, Fly A Kite dp is by October Afternoon
Accessories: distress ink,sponges, copic markers, versamark, clear embossing powder, craft wire, brads, labels nesties, pop dots.
Stamps: Quite the Catch from Gina K Designs
Cardstock: All from Gina K except for the green is SU!
Accessories: CB folders, red cording, oval & circle nesties, rain dots, pop dots, copic markers, prisma pencils with OMS, blue dots from K&Company.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Gina K Design April Preview Day 1!!

Howdy all and welcome to day one of the April previews! I still get so excited when it comes to the previews, so excited to show the awesome stamp sets that YOU can own! Yay!! These have been so much fun to work with this time to me! We have 2 sets we are previewing tonight so I'll hush and get with showing the cards, lol! Up first is Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called Gifts from the Sea...here is one of my cards I did: (saving the other for the release night!)



I actually couldnt decide which card I made to post tonight so I let Billy pick...so this is his fav! I also used Nina Brackett's set Lovely Labels on this too. IRL, the corals look the same, but for my pic..they look different! LOL! This is a really big card, 5 x 7, it's a corrugated card that I got a pack of them at Michaels on clearance but I think it looks fantastic with these seashells! And I just LOVE that saying! I also made the envelope to match the card.

Ok, up next is Tami Mayberry's newest set called, Oh Boy!....And although the title may give away the images in this set...I decided to go a slightly different way! here is mine:



I decided to show you that it doesnt have to be JUST for the male species! LOL! I LOVE this fun set though! I am looking so forward to making Blake, my grandson a card with this and sending it to him, he will love getting something like that in the mail!

Ok, ready for more awesome eye candy??
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Designers Participating in previewing tonight: 


The Release Party is this Thursday, April 22 on StampTV.  There will be challenges, contest questions, chatter, as well as tons of samples from the Design Team members from 7-10 (central time) all leading to the new products being available in GinaK's online store at 10pm.  We'd love to have you join us for our monthly party!

Do be sure and come back all this week! Everyday will have some previews leading up the the release party on Thursday!! Can't wait and sure hope to see you there!
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Card #1:
Stamps: Gifts From The Sea by Melanie Muenchinger, Lovely Labels by Nina Brackett both from Gina K Designs
Papers: card and envie is by Paper Studios, White cardstock is from Gina K Designs
Accessories: craft rope, copic markers, pop dots, mesh ribbon, pop dots.
Card #2:
Stamps: Oh Boy! by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers: Cardstocks from Gina K Designs
Accessories: ribbon, edge punch from EKSuccess, yellow rhinestones, nesties tag1, pop dots.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

CSS Recipe Blog Hop!!















It's time for another CSS Blog hop!



Several members of the CenterStage Spotlight Alumni team have gathered some of their favorite BBQ Picnic recipes together for us to make another cookbook!  The cookbook will be available for FREE over on the StampTV Freebie page for you to download and print at your leisure.



But, since we are paper crafters - we challenged them even further to make a project with their recipe in mind to share with us tonight on their blogs!  (The projects are also included in photos on the recipe booklet as well.)  



Please check out the links of all the participating designers and then download the Recipe booklet and let us know how you like them!







OMG, let me just tell ya, there are some AMAZING recipes in this and awesome projects ta-boot!! You will be wiping the drool off your chin, so be prepared! Makes me hungry looking at it still, lol!! Enjoy!!

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Christmas in July! Oh wait, I mean April...?

Yessssss, I did a few Quick Christmas cards! Here is one I did today:



This is a NO layer card I guess you would call it, lol! I just love that 120lb weigth Pure Luxury cardstock from Gina K Designs...cause you can just color all over with them copics and it will not come through, making this card a very nice card even on the inside, lol!

Just a quick post for tonight and quick card! Hope you enjoyed this little bit of Christmas...dont we all wish that spirit could be here all year long though? I be stalking my mail lady tomorrow...hopefully some happy mail from Gina K!! (like NEW release stamps..woot!)
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Card Details:
Stamps: Seasonal Sayings, Funky Christmas from Gina K Designs
Papers: 120lb pure luxury in white from Gina K
Accessories: copic markers, copic multi-liner pen, ruler, vivid brick ink, red adhesive rhinestone.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gina K Designs April Illustrators Blog Hop!!

And DT Challenge! Gina challenged each of us to use a favorite children's book and last month's stamps from the release to make our cards for tonight's hop....what a fun one!!

Now, being the OLD fashioned traditional gal that I am...I HAD to do Cinderella and The Glass Slipper!!!



And of course, the perfect set was Tami Mayberry's newest set from Gina K Designs , Fairy Tales....here is my card I made:




I decided to do a wedding card with the slipper and heart image! And I wish you could see it IRL...I used GLITTER!! on the shoe...yep! It's so sparkly and pretty and just a tint of blue to make it look more 'glassy'.

I was one of those little girls that dreamed of a fairy tale wedding. And I would have worn a glass slipper if I had of had one! (although I HEARD they give you blisters, haha!)
But I can remember just loving this book when I was little and it was pretty worn out when my Mom threw it away!

Ok, ready for more inspiration?









To keep the inspiration going, check out these GinaK Designer's joining in on the hop tonight:



Im off to see all the wonderful creations for tonight's hop too! Hope you will play along with us!! The prize is AWEsome dont ya think??


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Card Details:
Stamps: Fairy Tales by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers: All from Gina K Designs
Accessories: Rhinestones, ribbons, circle and rectangle nesties, Vivid Blue and brick red ink, glitter, copic markers, pop dots

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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.