Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Krafty goodness!

Hey ya'll!! I thought I'd pop on today and post my card that I made with my beloved Kraft cardstock! ANd guess what? I have found a blog that has a challenge....and you have to use Kraft cardstock...Im in heaven! I love looking at every single entry too, so awesome!! The blog is called The Spotted Chick, and she does some AMAZing work! I am just tickled to have found it! Ok, here is my card for the krafty challenge:



Kraft on Kraft, what could be better, haha! I used two stamp sets from Gina K Designs , Timeless Textures and Branching Out. I made the tissue tape flower, VERY easy to do, love this stuff! Did a bit of sponging with some distress inks and was done basically!

Ok, thats all for today! Hope you are having a wonderfully creative week! I am going to work on some pub calls this week...yes I am....seriously! LOL!
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Card Details:
STamps: Timeless Textures, Branching Out both from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina k Designs Kraft cardstock...THE best out there!
Accessories: tim holtz tissue tape, distress inks, divine twine from the twinery, cloth brad, pop dots.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gina K Design April Release Inspiration Hop Day 3!!

Hey Ya'll! Welcome back to our last day of the hops, but not last of the inspiration I hope! Today we have a stamp set called What's The Dirt?...perfect for all the gardeners...AND gardener wannabe like me! I touch something green and it dies, except on my cards, LOL! I have combined a stamp sets this time, Melanie's newest set, Branching out with What's The Dirt for today:



Love how these two sets worked together! I did some paper piecing this time on the flower pots and little pair of gloves from the What's the Dirt set, and just colored the flowers and tools quickly with copics and then just put it all together, that was it! Fun card to send to someone that you might not have talked to in awhile!

Ready for all the gorgeous eye candy my fellow DT have for you? I cant wait to see too! Dont forget, leave comments on all the blogs because Gina is giving away a stamp set once again!

*Gina K

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Michelle Woerner

*Sharon Harnist

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Vicki Dutcher

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

*Colleen Schaan

*Deb Felts

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

*Giovana Smith

*Jennie Harper

*Jimmi Mayo

*Lee Murphy

Have a wonderful day and thank you once again for stopping in....I will be having more from the release over the next few days of course! Hope to see you back here soon! hugsssss!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: What's The Dirt and Branching Out from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K and SU! cardstock, old retired SU! dp
Accessories: old olive ink, ribbon, circle and oval nesties, pop dots, glue dots, copic markers.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Gina K Design April Release Inspiration Hop, Day 2!!

Hey ya'll!! Welcome back to our 2nd day of inspiration, using the new stamps for this month! I hope you and your families had a wonderful Easter weekend, and enjoyed some good times and made some wonderful memories...I sure did with my grandson...4 yrs old, perfect age for hunting those eggs, lol!

Up first today we have *Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called Branching Out...this set will work with you basic nestabilities, square, oval and round, FUN!! here is what I have done for today:



I used the square shape....and look at me again, using designer paper! Get out! I'm on a roll arent I?!! LOL! I love stamps that help you put together a card really quickly, and look like you worked a long time on it, THIS is a set like that, LOVE it! That sentiment is from our next set too...

Which is by *Theresa Momber and called Follow Your Dreams. Theresa is such an awesome illustrator at nature scenes to me! Here is what I did with it for today:



I used my beloved distress inks, smeared them on my non stick craft sheet and spritz with water, then laid the piece of cardstock in it and got the colors in the background...I colored the dragonfly and then spritz him with some shimmerz, to make his wings look iridescent, it looks really pretty IRL! :D

Ok, ready for more awesome eye candy? Dont forget too, to leave comments on each blog, because Gina will be giving away more stamp sets, randomly chosen for all comments on everyone's blog! Here is the link list:

*Gina K

*Giovana Smith

*Janice Whiting

*Jennie Harper

*Jimmi Mayo

*Lee Murphy

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Michelle Woerner

*Sharon Harnist

*Suzanne Dean

*Tami Mayberry

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Valerie Stangle

*Vicki Dutcher

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

*Deb Felts

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

That's all for today! I so cherish every single comment you leave...I read every single one and it just makes my day! Thank you SOO much!! I wish I could send each of you a card! :D!! Be sure and come back tomorrow, we will have one more day of inspiration for you from this April release! See you then! Same time, same place!!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Branching Out and sentiment is Follow Your dreams both from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K and SU! cardstock, October Afternoon DP, five and dime collection
Accessories: twine, distress ink, scallop border punch, pop dots, zipper, half pearl, paper piercer and pad, square nesties.
Card #2
Stamps: Follow Your Dreams from Gina K Designs.com
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: various distress inks, shimmerz mist, brad by MMs, pop dots, twine, tim holtz embossing folder from sizzix.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Gina K Design April Release Inspiration Hop!! Day 1

Hey Ya'll!! Welcome to our first day of inspiration for this April Release....the party last night was a blast...Gina had us bare all!! haha! I enjoyed chatting with so many of you! So now, we have some gorgeous eye candy for you...and dont forget to comment on all the blogs, cause Gina will be giving away some of these gorgeous stamp sets, choosing from randomly from all the blogs and comments!

Up first we have Garden Silhouettes, the new One Free With Three set! Here is my card with this one for today:



I stamped this image on vellum, did a cut out window on my card base and attached the vellum on the backside. I think this looks kinda folk-artsy with that dp on it and the twine! This is one of those handy sets to have, so many different things to do with this set!!

Up next is a stamp set called Timeless Textures...and just as the name says, WONDERful textures to give your background, just by stamping! Here is my creation, I combined another image from Garden Silhouettes with it too:



I did the emboss resist technique on this one, FUN!! And that textured background gives it just the look I wanted!

Ok, ready for more eye candy? Here are the links to my fellow DT participating today:

*Gina K

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

*Deb Felts

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

*Giovana Smith

*Janice Whiting

*Jennie Harper

*Jimmi Mayo

*Lee Murphy

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Michelle Woerner

*Sharon Harnist

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Valerie Stangle

*Vicki Dutcher

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and as always, thanks so much for the awesome comments you all leave...its what keeps me doing this...that and my love of GKD!! :D Be sure and stop back Monday for more inspiration with this release!!
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Card Details
Stamps: Garden Silhouettes from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, October Afternoon dp 5 and dime collection.
Accessories: Twine, button flower by sassafras, nesties labels, vellum, white stayz on ink, oval punches, glue dots
Card #2
Stamps: Timeless Textures, Garden Silhouettes both from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: vellum, clear embossing powders, embossing buddy, heat gun, border punch, pop dots, ribbon, button, twine, distress inks.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gina K Design Release Party Invitation Blog Hop!!

Hey ya'll!! Its that time of month again!! woohooo!!

We are very excited to extend an invitation to Gina K. Designs April Release Party. We have a fun evening planned for you - chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets reveal, design team shares, and most importantly, at the end of the party you will be able to go shopping!

If you came from Carolina Buchting you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTVwhere you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.


Psssttt! It's our DT Coordinator, LEE'S!! birthday!! Wish her a Happy Birthday while you are on your hop!!

AND we have a new DT member, so be sure and welcome Jimmi Mayo to our team! Soooo thrilled to be working along side of her! :D

Here is a little peek of a card that I have made and will be showing at the party!



Can't wait to share all of the new stamps set with you! And we will be having our April Release Inspiration Hops starting tomorrow 8AM CST too! So be sure and come on back and hop with us then too!

Hope to see you at the party, here are all the details:

* When: Today, Thursday, April 21
* Where: StampTV Release Party Forum
* Time: 7 PM to 9 PM (CST)

Ok, you next stop on the hop is Deb Felts! Can't wait to see what she is giving us a peek of! ;)

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gina K Technique Highlight Blog Hop

Welcome to a fun Gina K. Designs Design Team hop! Today we are showing techniques of all kinds as featured on Stamp TV. We hope you enjoy hopping through the variety of techniques and are inspired to try something new!

If you have arrived from the ooberly talented Emily Giovanni , then you are in the right spot!!

I have decided to show you the Joseph's Coat Technique. This is one of my all time favorites! Here is my card I did:



I am so loving the new StampTV Kit, Springtime Silhouettes! It has some perfect images for this technique, I chose to use the butterfly on mine. I used distress inks on glossy cardstock...they take a bit longer to dry is all!

OK, next on your hop is the oh so talented Carolina Buchting!!

And if you get lost on the way, you can always go to the StampTV Forum and start at the beginning!

Thanks so much for stopping by! And next week, the 21st, we will have our release party for April!! woohoo!! Can't wait to show you all the fun stamps! :D
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Card Details:
Stamps: StampTV Kit Springtime Silhouettes from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: distress inks, rectangle and oval nesties, sponges, pop dots, twine, vellum, crimper, half pearl stickers, versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sketch challenge on StampTV

Hey Ya'll! Ive made a sample for this week's Sketch Challenge on StampTV, its a quick fun one! Here is my card I made:



And the sketch:



I used the new StampTV kit, Springtime Silhouettes...I'm telling ya, this HAS to be my favorite STV kit to date, LOVE it! I got so many ideas for this set, creativity overload! The little rolled flower, kinda stuck there by the sentiment? Well, its covering an ink spot that magically appeared on my card from who knows where...no other ink around, just right there on my card...UG!! SOooo the little rolled flower is hiding it! LOL! I wasn t about to trash it after being completely finished with the card! And that's another thing...how come the ink doesnt magically appear just as you cut the cardstock, like at the BEGINNING of making the card...it ALWAYS happens at the end!! It's those nasty cardmaking poltergeists making havoc for us! hahaha!

I hope you will join us over on StampTV in our sketch challenge this week too! You just might win a free stamp set of your choice from Gina K Designs! Come play!
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Card Details:
Stamps: StampTV kit Springtime Silhouettes from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU!, PTI, and Gina K cardstock, dp is by K&Company.
Accessories: lacy scallop border punch, paper piercer and pad, Distress inks and sponge, bakers twine, scallop border punch for the rolled flower, circle cutter, half pearl, tombow multi purpose glue.

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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.