Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gina K Design September Release Previews, Day 4!!!

Hey ya'll!! Welcome back to our final night of previews...which means tomorrow night, Thursday, is time for the PARTY and afterwards you can purchase these gorgeous stamps! WOOT!! Ok, we have two more sets to preview tonight...up first is Asela Hopkins' newest set called Winter Wings...this is what I did with it tonight:



I decided to try something new for me, Twinkling H2O's...and I watercolored!! I LOVe how this turned out...its one of those that you need to see IRL to appreciate the sparkly goodness! I also used Nina's Lovely Labels 2, embossed it in gold and cut it out to show that you do not have to own the label nesties that match it, still looks awesome just cutting it out! Ok, and since I was in a Christmas mood...I decided to practice making a few gifts for this year...I made some Salsa!! Here is what it looked like before decorating my little jar:



Now next I used the newest stamp set, illustrated by Gina, called Labeled With Love and added some finishing touches to my little jars of salsa...Here is how it looks now:

With just a few simple touches, just look how wonderful these looks now! ( I had to hide one in the back there...cause that bottle is EMPTY! SOMEbody ate it...) I'd love receiving something like this myself and this new set is just perfect for mass producing little gift labels, LOVE it!! Ok, ready for more eye candy?

For more samples with tonight's new stamp sets, please visit these participating designer's blog links:


The entire team would like to cordially invite each of you to our release party tomorrow night (Thursday September 30.)  We'll have contest questions, challenges, chatter, and lots of samples with the new stamp sets to share during the party. Please make plans to join us from 7-10 central on StampTV!

I have included the recipe for the salsa below here too! I appreciate everyone that has stopped by this week and am looking forward to seeing alot of you at the party tomorrow night...I'm bringing the Salsa..who's bringing the chips???!! :D
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Card Details:
Card:
Stamps: Winter Wings by Asela Hopkins Lovely Labels by Nina Brackett and Fanciful Fall by Theresa Momber all from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: gold embossing powder, distress inks, Twinkling H2O's, pearl swirls by Prisma, ribbon, pop dots, circle nesties.
Bottled Gifts:
Stamps: Labeled With Love by Gina K from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: ribbon, twine, copic markers, distress inks, jumbo eyelet.

Recipe for Tomatillo Salsa (from the Food Network Magazine Sept. issue)
1 large poblano pepper, stemmed and seeded
1/2 large white onion, cut into 4 wedges
4 cloves garlic
2 1/4 lb. tomatillos, husked
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar (Ileft this out)
Kosher Salt
3 red jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced crosswise (with seeds) --I could not find any red ones around here so just used ole green ones, but removed the seeds on 2 of them.
Chopped fresh cilantro (for topping, optional) I actually put some into the salsa.

1. Sterilize your jars.
2. Preheat the broiler. Put the poblano halves skin-side up on a foil- lined broiler pan with the onion and garlic. Broil until the poblano is charred and the onion and garlic are browned, about 8 minutes. cool the poblano slightly, then peel.
3. Pulse the tomatillos in a food processor in batches untilcoarsely chopped, then transfer to a bowl. Add the poblano, onion, and garlic to the processor and pulse until coarsely chopped (do not over process). Transferto a large, wide saucepan. Add the cumin, lime juice, vinegar, sugar, and 1 tablespoon salt. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook stirring occasionally, untill slightly reduced, 3 to 4 minutes.
4. Add the tomatillos and jalapenos to the pan, cover and return to a boil. cook until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Fill the jars with the tomatillo mixture, leaving 3/4 inch headspace. If using regular canning jars, process as if canning. I just put them into these little minature jars cause I knew they wouldnt last around here, lol!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gina K Design September Release Previews, Day 3!!!

Hey ya'll! Welcome again to another wonderful night of previews! I always have so much fun this time of month, hope you are enjoying it too! And once again we have two more sets to give you peeks of! Up first is a new set by Gina K and is the new card kit for this month...Jessica and Gina will have more of that info on their blogs. Here is what I did with this new set called Funny Farm:



This is a fun set to color! And I just love the whimsical and humorous little sayings in this set too! I went for a really country look with the red/white checkered ribbon on my creation...I think it works! LOL! Up next is Rupa's newest set called Tea Time....Here is what I did with this set for tonight:



Arent those little dainty cups the cutest!!?? I can remember my Mama having cups like that...but they were NEVER touched....sat in the china cabinet and now my sister has them sitting in hers, LOL! I told her to take them cause they would never last at my house...I drop and break anything made of glass! That's why we use mason jars for drinking glasses...only kind I dont break, rofl! But this set just reminds me of my Mom because of those teacups! Ok, ready for more eye candy?

For more samples with tonight's new stamp sets, please visit these participating designer's blog links:


The entire team would like to cordially invite each of you to our release party this Thursday night, September 30.  We'll have contest questions, challenges, chatter, and lots of samples with the new stamp sets to share during the party. Please make plans to join us from 7-10 central on StampTV!

Thanks again for stopping by tonight~! We have one more night of previews and then the next night is the PARTAY!! I sure hope to see many of you there!
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Card Details:
Card #1:
Stamsp: Funny Farm from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K Designs
Accessories: ribbon, cork sheet, flower punch, brads, glue dots, copic markers, circle nesties, labels 14 nesties.
Card #2:
Stamps: Tea Time by Rupa Shevde from Gina K Designs
Papers: October Afternoon dp, Gina K cardstock
Accessories: oval and circle nesties, pearl swirls, distress ink, sponge, ribbon, twine, pop dots. prisma pencils.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Gina K Designs September Release, Day 2!!!

Welcome back ya'll to another day of wonderful previews! We have two more sets to give you a peek of tonight, and they are just as awesome as last nights!! Up first I have Theresa Momber's newest set called Fanciful Fall....Here is my card for tonight with this set:



Oooooo! Did I scare you with my scary tree there? LOL! I was going for a spooky night time look here....! My nephews love getting Halloween cards from me so this is one for them! But this is not strictly a Halloween set, wait until you see the rest of the images! Love Theresa's style on this set, the title fits it perfect...'Fanciful'!! Ok, next up is Tami Mayberry's newest set called So Groovy...and o.m.g.!! I love the images in this set!! This is what I did for tonight:



Are ya digging my hippy van man?? hahaha! I had such fun making this van! Love the bright colors and got an excuse to use them on this! And that big ole purple metal flower? That is proof to NEVER throw anything away...I have had that thing for about 4 years, and finally got to use it, lol!! Ok, now for more awesome creations from the rest of the team too:

For more samples with tonight's new stamp sets, please visit these participating designer's blog links:


The entire team would like to cordially invite each of you to our release party this Thursday night, September 30.  We'll have contest questions, challenges, chatter, and lots of samples with the new stamp sets to share during the party. Please make plans to join us from 7-10 central on StampTV!

Thanks so much for stoppin in tonight...hope you enjoyed my previews I had for you! I know I enjoy making them FOR you!! See ya tomorrow night for another round!!
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Card Details:
Card #1:
Stamps: Fanciful Fall by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K and SU! cardstock
Accessories: Spellbinders label die (cut in half), sponge, copic markers, pop dots, twine, Tim Holtz scallop border die and embossing folder, distressing tool.
Card #2:
Stamps: So Groovy by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: SU! and copic markers, Tim Holtz ball and chain, brads, metal flower, pop dots, oval punch, glossy accents, rectangle nesties.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gina K Design September Release Previews, Day 1!!!

Hello ya'll and welcome to that most wonderful time of the month again! I am super excited to tell you something this month and its been VERY hard to keep this secret!! Look at this picture:




Notice anything??? OMG yes!! its PRECUT rubber!! Ya'll have been asking for it and now ...IT's HERE!! For more details on this, be sure and visit Gina's blog!!

Ok, now for all the gorgeous eye candy tonight! Up first, we have Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called Buds and Vases...here is what I have done for tonight:



I didnt put flowers in this one! BUT wont this go with her gorgeous A Year of Flowers'?? I cant wait to use that mason jar as a vase too...being from Texas, a mason jar has MANY uses...vases, drinking glasses....haha!!

Ok, next is another fantastic set byNina Brackett called Lovely Labels 2...ANOTHER set that will go with the awesome label dies from Spellbinders that we all love so much!! (this set will match Spellbinders Labels 14, 15, and 16.} Here is my creation with it for tonight:



I really enjoyed making this card! That label stamp is just perfect to stamp with, and adds so much to this creation I think!

Ok, ready for more gorgeous eye candy?
For more samples with tonight's new stamp sets, please visit these participating designer's blog links:



Thanks so much for stopping by...and see you tomorrow night, same time, same place!!
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Card Details:
Card #1:
STamps: Buds and Vases by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: All from Gina K Designs
Accessories: paper doily, buttons, paper piercing tool and mat, white gel pen, scallop border die, lace, twine, crystal effects, oval punch, ribbon, pop dots.
Stamps: Lovely Labels 2 by Nina Brackett from Gina K Designs
Papers: October Afternoon dp, Gina K cardstock
Accessories: Spellbingers' dies Labels 16, circle nesties ribbon, scor-tape, button, twine, distress ink, lace, pop dots.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Gina K Design Design Team Challenge and Hop!

Welcome ya'll to our monthly challenge and hop! (And I sure didnt mean to be so long in posting, wow! didnt know it was THAT long, lol! so sorry! Gonna have to pay more attention to that! )

This month Gina challenged us to create a something that inspired from a favorite Fall memory....Welllll, that was a little hard for me, but this is what I have made and I will explain below:


Fall time is my most favorite time of year. And one of the things we always did was to travel to my Daddy's side of the family, usually every Sunday, to visit....BUT I absolutely LOVED going in the Fall! They lived even in a smaller town than we did and the country roads and rolling pastures with all of the colored trees....the crisp, clean and cool feel of the air...omg just loved it! ESPecially the color of the trees changing! I wish I had pictures from that area back then to show right now too! And we would go horseback riding on my grandparents land and see even more beautifully colored trees...so many wonderful memories of us going there! Also, during the fall I got to help do ALOT...and I do mean ALOT of canning, lol! Cant say that was fun though, hahaha!!

Ok, ready for more wonderful eye candy? And how you can play along too!

For all the information about how to enter your card into this month's challenge, please visit GinaK's blog, then check out these participating designer's blogs for more inspiration using the newly released stamp sets available through GinaK Designs:





Thanks so much for stopping by and I promise not to go so long this time without posting!! And I have so many cards to show too, not like I havent been making them, lol!! Have a wonderfully creative day!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Farm Life by Theresa Momber and Fanciful Tags by Nina Brackett both from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K
Accessories: ribbon, mesh, oval punch, Flower Soft, glue, pop dots, scallop corner punch, decorative brad, scor-tape.

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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.