Thursday, July 28, 2011

Just Be You!

Howdy Ya'll! Back with another card that has some distressing on it...well, actually ALOT! It has decoupage and crackle paint and tearing on the edges and...well, here, I'll show ya:



When I make cards like this, I always think twice about showing them because they are so 'out there'. LOL! I call them my artistic cards, haha! I just go a little crazy with them and sometimes that is so much fun to do..and then sometimes they just do NOT work, LOL! But I do like how this one turned out so showing it! :D

Ok, that's all for today! I am hoping I get happy mail from Gina K tomorrow...release party is Aug 2nd and I NEED to get them new stamps inky!! And then our inspiration hops start on the 3rd! Soooo come on mail lady, make my day! Hope to see you back next week for sure! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Card Details:
Stamps: StampTV Kit Springtime Silhouettes from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, dp is by Graphics 45 I believe...
Accessories: trimmings from Tim Holtz alterations line, crackle paint, modge podge, sponge, distress inks, wooden tag letters, dymo label maker, chipboard swirl, glass chunky glitter, scor-tape, pop dots, ribbon.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Distressing a bit!

Howdy Ya'll! Hope you had a wonderful weekend...we did, Blake was here and of course always love it when my grandson comes to visit!

This week over on StampTV Suzanne is hosting a MIUM challenge ...its a monochromatic challenge! I love doing those...BUT...this card started out as gonna be one, but then I got crazy and threw some green in there, so basically, it doesnt qualify as a monochromatic card in my book, LOL! But still sharing here:



I was making a collage card, stamped several different images on the panel with the daisy, grunged it up with white paint and distress inks and distressing tool is about all there is to this one! I love playing around like that....I so love the mixed media artists and have been playing with that a bit, just not anything worthy of showing yet, LOL!

Anyways, Hope you will play along in our challenge on StampTV this week, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: A Year of Flowers, The Vine, Branching Out all by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs grunge stamp by Stampers Anonymous.
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: white acrylic paint, paint brush, distress tool, ribbon, twine/lacey stuff, swirly rhinestones, circle nestie, pop dots.

Friday, July 22, 2011

CASEing my fellow DT

Hey Ya'll!! Im hosting another CASE the DT challenge over on StampTV this week and would love for everybody to play! This time around its the wonderfully talented Carolina! Here is my card that I did:



I just loved the little bow and had to make a card with a bow like Carolina had made on it, lol! Carolina also inspired me to make a little gift bag...she does some AMAZING gift combos!! Here are both of mine together:



And the card of Carolina's that inspired me:



Just love her clean and fresh style! And all the little touches she adds to her cards that make them so special!

Ok, that's all for today...and TGIF!! We are going to have Blake, my grandson, this weekend and I'm excited!! He called me this morning, going into detail of his day..He is definitely going to be a list maker! LOL!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and BE COOL!!! :D
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Card and gift bag Details:
Stamps: Dream Birds by Asela Hopkins from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, dp is Basic Grey Out of Print
Accessories: copic markers, ribbon, half pearls, glue dots, corner chomper, white paper bag, circle scallop nestie, scor-tape, MFT dienamics med scallop border die.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

StampTV sketch challenge....

Hey Ya'll! Thought I'd play along in this week's Mix It Up Monday over on StampTV ...it's a sketch challenge hosted by Vicki this week, fun one too! Here is my card:



I watercolored!! Here is a close up:



so, yea, Im no expert, but I do like how kinda rustic this turned out! I stamped onto watercolor paper with versamark and used gold embossing powder, LOVE this affect! Funny thing about this card...It was suppose to say 'Birthday Wishes' But I grabbed the wrong sentiment apparently and after stamping..went 'oh! How that get on there?!!' haha! BUT wasnt about to trash it just cause of that!! I'll pay closer attention next time hopefully! ...probably not, lol.

And another thing...I find it so very hard to do sketch challenges! They are truly a challenge for me. They seem to take me forever when the whole thing is laid right out there for you! LOL! ahhh, well, guess that's why they are called 'challenges' right?

Here is the sketch by the way...and hope you will play along! you have a chance to win a stamp set of your choice from Gina K Designs!!



Thanks so much for stoppin by! Have a wonderfully creative day!
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Card Details:
Stamps: The Vine by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K and SU! cardstocks, DP is by Bo Bunny
Accessories: ribbon, SU! markers, watercolor brush, versamark ink and gold embossing powders, water color paper, purple rhinestone stickers, distress ink vintage photo and sponge, oval nesties, CB embossing folder.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

CPS #227

Howdy Ya'll! I decided to play along in the sketch over on the CPS Blog this week, I really loved the sketch this week! I always mean to play along on their sketches...but then I forget about them and then its too late, LOL! So forced myself to do it TODAY and get it uploaded TODAY. So you got a 2 fer today! :D

Ok, here is my card, and I just followed the sketch this time:



I paper pieced the flower with some of the same DP as in the background and the rest is pretty obvious I believe! Here is the sketch too:



Thanks for the inspiration CPS!! Off to find another challenge I believe! Got to go with the flow of the mojo! haha!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Whimsical Wishes by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: PTI
Accessories: rhinestone stickers and brad, white craft thread, alphabet jewelry letters (dont really know the name of them, lol, but they are found in the jewelry departments at Michael's!), pop dots, grey copic marker.

Tuesday Trigger, Perty and Flirty

Howdy ya'll!! I had to play along in the Tuesday Trigger this week over on Moxie Fab World ...not only because of the wonderful inspiration picture, but because Cathy said PERTY!! Just like how the hick that I am says PRETTY! haha! Anyways....lol...this was the inspiration:



And my card:



I focused more on the pretty wallpaper behind the yellow coat than on the coat itself for my card. I used some DP, then muted it by added a layer of vellum, to give it a softer look. Then made a flower and tada! was done! Yellow has always been a hard color for me for some reason! That and Purple!! It's like everytime I use purple it looks Halloween-y, lol!

Ok, that's all for today! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Im not doing a thang...to darn hot!! :D
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Card Details:
Stamps: Sentiment is from Springtime Silhouettes StampTV kit from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstocks, Basic Grey DP
Accessories: white craft thread, half pearl painted black with copic marker, black stayz on ink, vellum, brads, glue, scallop border bunch, circle punch.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Apple of my eye...

Howdy Ya'll! so sorry its been a week since I posted...I always post over on StampTV then forget to come put on my blog..or think I might bore to many if they saw it on STV, LOL! Anyways...I decided to play along on the MIUM over on StampTV, which Lee is hosting this week, and its a sketch challenge, fun one! Here is my card:





I followed the sketch pretty close on this one. I used markers on the apple image, then just stamped it all in a row, only inking the stamp once, is that called shadow stamping or something like that? I have the hardest time remember names of certain techniques, LOL! I love that gingham with the apples too, gives it a country feel. My grandmother had her kitchen like this, with apples on the curtains and a gingham in yellow and black, so that is the inspiration for this card! :D

Hope you are staying cool this summer! It's been over 100 here in TX now for about 5 days...and the little showers we do get only makes it like a steam bath outside to me!! Not even enough to settle the dirt as the saying goes...we so desperately need rain! Even with us watering our little garden everyday, its still looking ...dusty, lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hanging with me...I have been so bad about posting, lost a few followers and that just upsets me...bad me! I am going to do better! Thanks to you that hang with me though! Big ole hugsssss!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Garden Fresh from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, dp is by BoBunny
Accessories: SU! markers, ribbon, brads, pop dots.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Gina K Design June Release Inspiration Hop, Day 3!!

Hey ya'll! Welcome back to our last day of the Gina K Designs' new release hops...hopefully NOT your last day for inspiration though1 :D Cause I definitely will be posting more stuffs for you! Up today we have the newest One Free With Three called Bold And Beautiful And it sure is!! This is what I did for today with it:



I stamped the Iris image onto tissue paper, then wadded it up and glued to a piece of kraft cardstock, creating what is called faux silk (didnt know it HAD a name until just the other day! LOL) LOVE how this looks! Added some twine, but of cheese cloth ribbon, and some pearls and basically thats it! Somebody was asking me where the kraft cardstock was this time around...here!! LOL!

Ready for more gorgeous eye candy? And as always, be sure and leave comments on all the blogs for your chance to win a stamp set! Winners will be posted on Gina's blog!!

*Gina K

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

*Deb Felts

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

*Giovana Smith

*Jennie Harper

*Jimmi Mayo

*Lee Murphy

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Michelle Woerner

*Sharon Harnist

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Vicki Dutcher

Thanks sooo much for all of the wonderful comments once again, cant thank you enough, it's one of the reasons I so enjoy doing this! Have a wonderfully creative day!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Bold and Beautiful from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K cardstocks
Accessories: cheesecloth ribbon, twine, MS butterfly punch, Spellbinders oval, big scallop oval, and tag nesties, pearl stickers, pop dots.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Gina K Design June Release Inspiration Blog Hop, Day 2!!!

Hey ya'll!! Welcome to our second day of inspiration for you using the newly released stamps available NOW at Gina K Designs!! We have two more sets to showcase today for you!

Up first is Theresa Momber's newest set called Whimsical Wishes ....I found some stuff on clearance at Hobby Lobby, in the houseware stuffs, this little hook plague was only 1.20 I believe (reg. 14.99!!) and used Theresa's set to alter it to more my liking! Here it is:



I used the bigger flower image in the set to paper piece...the hook is hard to see on the bottom, but the upper part has a little hook also for hanging keys on, so I hung one on it too! LOL! LOVE how this turned out, and will probably save for a gift.

Up next is a really fun set called Garden Fresh....oh what fun this set is! And soooo summery to me! Here is what I did for this one:



I think this makes a really cute anniversary card! Such fun images in this set! Ok, ready for more inspiration? Dont forget to leave comments on all the blogs for your chance to win one of these stamp sets! Here ya go:

*Gina K

*Theresa Momber – Illustrator Whimsical Wishes

*Tina Gilliland

*Vicki Dutcher

*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

*Tami Mayberry

Thanks so much for stopping by, I so much appreciated all of the comments you leave me! It makes my whole month! :D Be sure and come back tomorrow for our last day of inspiration hops with the One Free With Three set, Bold and Beautiful!
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Card Details:
Wall Plague:
Stamps: Whimsical Wishes by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, dp is by Bo Bunny
Accessories: premade wall plague from HL, twine, pop dots, dienamics grass die, key.
Card Details:
Stamps: Garden Fresh from Gina K Designs
Papers; Gina K cardstock, dp is by BoBunny
Accessories: mega oval nesties, button, bakers twine, doily, circle nesties, pop dots.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gina K Design June Release Inspiration Blog Hop, Day 1!!!

Hey ya'll!! Welcome to our first day of some wonderful inspiration hops for you! Im sure you will find something to inspire you along the way! Hope you and yours had a wonderful 4th of July weekend if you are in the USA, it was very relaxing here, loved it!

Ok, up first we have Melanie Muenchinger's newest set...its called The Vine...Oh what fun this one is! If you love to color AND even if you dont, like my card here:



...you are going to love this beautiful set! I did a bit of color 'flicking' I call it on the white leaves for this one...water added to some ink and then flicked it on before cutting them out, to go with my distressing! It just will not show up very good in my picture! Ive tried a gazillion times taking a better one...so this is as good as I got, lol!

Next up is Tami Mayberry's newest set called All Occasion Tags and they fit perfectly with Spellbinder's Grommet tags, LOVE that! Here is what I did for today:



I can see me using this set for many quick all occasion cards! I love having a handy set like that, that you can do up really quick and look like you spent alot of time on it, but really didnt, lol! On this, I layered it with Spellbinders labels 14..and there are so many other ways to layer or not even use ANY Spellbinders on, which some of my fellow DT might be showing you today!! Ready for more awesome inspiration? Here ya go...and dont forget to comment on all blogs! Gina will be picking 2 random winners to win one of these sets!

*Gina K

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Tami Mayberryr

*Michelle Woerner

*Sharon Harnist

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Vicki Dutcher

*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

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your awesome comments...it's why I enjoy doing this! To inspire YOU! :D
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: The Vine by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! colored cardstock, Gina K white cardstock
Accessories: word window punch, ink and water with paint brush, apron lace border punch, twine, mini glue dots, sponge.
Card #2
Stamps: All Occasion Tags by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers: Out of Print by Basic Grey, Gina K cardstock
Accessories: tulle, button, white craft thread, Out of Print bow tie, glue dots, Spellbinder's Grommet tag dies, Spellbinders label 14 dies, brads, 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.