Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CPS #233...surprise!

Hey ya'll!! And you will be surprised because I used stamps from PTI!! and not my beloved Gina K Stamps! ...I love sunflowers and when I saw the little mini set I had to get it...I can never have enough sunflower stamps!! :D Here is my card for the sketch over on The CPS Blog:



I used some of the packing stuff that came with some cardstock from PTI, the corrugated stuff there and painted it with white craft paint, did some distressing with inks and my scissors, sprayed the card base with some glimmer mist too. I probably kinda stretched the sketch a bit, but my papers just did not want to cooperate with me...wasted a whole sheet of dp tyring to get it like I wanted and then STILL didn't, lol! Here is the sketch:



Soo, hope it was a nice surprise, lol! That's all for now. I have been challenging myself lately with sketch challenges...they always seem the hardest for me to follow for some reason....what's a 'challenge' for you?

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderfully creative week!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Simple Sunflower from PTI
Papers: Gina K Designs and Echo Park Dots and Stripes collection, Candy Shoppe
Accessories: Twine, corrugated packing paper, white craft paint, tiny attacher, Simple Sunflower dies from PTI, button, scor-tape, blue dots, distress inks, glimmer mist.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sketch challenges....

Hey Ya'll!! I got a minute this Saturday morning while Blake is out of my 'junk room'...as he calls it (my craft room is what I call it, lol!) So thought I'd post this card I got done yesterday. It's for a sketch challenge over on the Moxie Fab World and this one is for the 'Shaped Sketch Challenge'...Here is my card:



This is the sketch:



I didnt do a circle shape, instead used some Spellbinders label dies and made mine with that. I might be stretching this sketch a bit, lol. I always have a hard time doing sketch challenges, but do like to do them, they just are truly a 'challenge' for me, lol!

Ok, that's all for now. Off to help put up a tent in the backyard....according to Blake, my grandson, we are sleeping in it tonight....yea...umm...I'll let you know how that one goes, hahaha! Have a wonderfully creative weekend!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Friends from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K and PTI cardstock, DP is by Echo Park, Victoria Garden line
Accessories: Spellbinders labels 15 dies, Tattered Florals die, Tim Holtz hardware, packing material to make flower and painted with white craft paint, button, twine, glue dots, sponge, distress inks.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tuesday Trigger, -- Girly and Gutsy...TWO cards!!

Hey Ya'll!! I am playing along in the Tuesday Trigger over on the Moxie Fab World Blog again...always love the Tuesday Triggers there! And again, I have made two cards, LOL! I wasn't real crazy about the first one I did, so did another...First one made was this one:



I don't like how the image is just kinda ...blah...needs something else I believe..I do like the lower half of the card, and that was made by using one of the older CB dies and gluing them on...but see the little open space? THAT bugs me, LOL! Oh yea, I could pick apart every single one of my cards, haha! Ok, sooo, decided to try another ...and here is card #2:



I used a dp for the bottom of this one, to mimic the floor in the picture. My pink ribbon, well, I was out of it and only had this small scrap left of it that matches the pink cardstock, so couldn't tie a bow like I wanted to, lol! But of the two, this card is my favorite! :D Oh, here is the inspiration pic too so you can see where that yellow color comes from! LOL! I didn't think I would like trying to put that color in there, but I do like what it adds to it after getting it all together!



Ok, that's all for now! I got my grandson, Blake coming tomorrow evening and staying for the weekend so won't have much computer time with him around! But I just love him being here. He told him Mama..."I want to stay FIVE days then you can come get me" ...he's trying so hard to understand the concept of time...like days, hours, and such, LOL! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully creative weekend coming up!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Festive Labels, Various Verses both from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K and SU! cardstock
Accessories: SU! pretties kit stuffs, Spellbinders Circle dies, MFT med. scallop dienamics, ribbon, pop dots, glue, CB die.
Card #2
Stamps: Various Verses from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K and SU! cardstock...dp is from Gina K also.
Accessories: SU! pretties kit rhinestones, Spellbinders oval nesties and labels 20, pop dots, ribbon, scor-buddy.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thankful for Hope

Hey ya'll!! And happy Monday to you! I made this card for the Sketch challenge over on the CPS Blog #232, this week. Here it is:




I colored the image with copics (after seeing my fellow Gina K DT, Sharon Harnist's creation) (which mine isnt anything CLOSE to her copic coloring!! LOL) on an ATC size canvas that I found at Michael's a couple of weeks ago...they had all kinda ATC sized embellies too over by the big size canvases...I picked up alot of it because they had bunches of it on clearance...I can't pass up good deals, LOL!

As I was making this, I got to thinking what I am So Thankful for today...which everyday, I try to think of at least ONE thing I am thankful for that day...and today, the first thing that popped into my head was the word 'Hope'....I am so very thankful that we have that...HOPE...it can apply to so many things!! Just think about it! :D Ok, enough deep thoughts for the day, LOL!!

That's all for today! I'm sure I'll be back later in the week with another creation for ya! HOPE to see you back here too! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Heartfelt by Theresa Momber and sentiment from the StampTV Kit Falling For You, both from Gina K Designs
Papers: Dots and Stripes Candy Store collection by Echo Park, cardstock from PTI
Accessories: Canvas ATC by ARTSY-C, Tim Holtz tiny attacher and ticket, ribbon, button, twine, copic markers, Spellbinders nesties labels 20, scor-tape, distress inks, glue dot.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Monochromatic card...it's not easy being green...

I made this card for the Monochromatic challenge over on the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog this week. And every since I started doing this green card, that darn Kermit the Frog song has been stuck in my head!! MAJOR tune wedgie! LOL! I do love monochromatic cards though, takes the hard part of deciding what colors go together out of the equation, haha! Here is my card:



I didn't really color, but used inks in green tones and cardstock, so think this will still qualify....The scallop is cut out of clear acetate and then I put a bit of white stayz on ink on the edges to bring it out more. The yo-yo out of material I purchased at Michaels back in the material section. They had fat quarter squares and these little matching yo-yos already done up so I didnt have to do them myself, LOL!

Thanks for stopping by today...TGIF!! And hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Heartfelt by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: acetate, white stayz-on ink, sponge, MFT dienamics medium scallop border die, Spellbinders labels #20 die, brad, yo-yo, scor-tape, ribbon.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gina K's Design Team Challenge and Hop for August!

Hey Ya'll! Welcome to our monthly DT hop and challenge for Gina K Designs! If you have arrived from Donna Baker's Blog, then you are in the right spot!! If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.

The name for this month's hop is Double Take....we had to use same stamps, papers, embellishments, etc...and make two different cards with those things. And let me tell ya...I really struggled with it for some unknown reason, lol! I was all whiny and figured I would have to just bow out....but I FINALLY got it done! LOL! Here are my creations...I like the first one, not crazy about the 2nd one though:



And the 2nd card:



Both insides have this:



At first I was thinking to do a CAS card and then one more loaded with stuff, but then it wouldnt have been using the same things...so that wouldnt have counted! Soooo, they are both very much alike, IMO, lol! And I believe we were to make two very different ones...oh well...ummm..oops? LOL!

Ok, next, head on over to the oh so talented Carolina Buchting's Blog and see what she has for you today!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderfully creative day!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Gnome One Like You from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, Jillibean Soup DP, Blossom Soup
Accessories: Spellbinders nesties ovals and Labels 20, burlap, Tim Holtz alterations scallop edge die, twine, distress ink in Vintage Photo, pearls, sponge, pop dots, scor-tape, copic markers.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Another one of those cards...

....that start out as something else, for a challenge, and ends up going a totally different direction!! LOL! Hey ya'll! Hope you are having a wonderful day...still hot here in Texas though...sooo ready for FALL!

Here is the card:



Ok, my card...well...it was actually for the CAS challenge over on SCS..which was partial stamping. I stamped off the image of the flowers first, then stamped it onto the kraft cardstock, decided it was 'partial' enough so went to cutting, stamping that quote on there...liked how that looked...so decided to go on with the card, LOL! I know, I have weird thought process, haha! AND I even did the inside:



I like how all of it turned out, but it sure dont fit the CAS challenge now does it? LOL! BUT, it does fit the That's Krafty Thursday over on The Spotted Chick ...so gonna throw it in there!

Ok, off to create for our Gina K Designs monthly DT blog hop on Thursday! I'm hoping that the inspiration lightning bolt hits me in about 4 minutes!! LOL!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: You Are Not Alone by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, DCWV dp
Accessories: Tim Holtz kraft glassine, sponge, distress inks, brads, Tim Holtz trimmings, MFT dienamics med scallop die, pop dots.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tuesday Trigger, again...me being frugal!

Well, I made this card with the left overs from the previous post, the one for the Tuesday Trigger over on Moxie Fab World...I just could not throw that gorgeous EP papers away, too much of it left, lol! Sooo...this is the outcome:



(the Tuesday Trigger pic is in the post below this one!)

I'm not QUITE sure about this one, whether I like it or not. I think what is bugging me is the fringey stuff and the bling with the sentiment of 'So Sorry' ...I think it should be something not along the lines of a sympathy card with the bling and fringe on it...kwim? oh well, posting anyways! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderfully creative week!! I'm stalking the mailman starting today...for some orders I did! :D
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Card Details
Stamps: Various Verses from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock and Echo Park For the Record DP
Accessories: bling by Paper Studios, fringe purchased at Hancock Fabrics, MS circle cutter, twine, scor-tape.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tuesday Trigger...Luminous Layers

Hey ya'll!! Wow, where did this week go!?? It slipped by me that's for sure...thing is, I wasn't really doing anything, haha! Not kids, no vacation...nada...LOL! Yea, I was being lazyyy in this heat! It got down to 72 last night and I was in Heaven! Didn't last long though, back up to almost 100 today...bleh...I'm just sooo ready for Fall!

Well, In my laziness I decided to play along in this week's Tuesday Trigger over on the Moxie Fab World! Here is the inspiration pic:



Gorgeous dress! And here is my creation:



I mainly focused on the many colorful layers! I cut out some circles using Echo Park's For the Record DP, then cut those in half and did the layering after distressing the edges a bit. I have another card in the works too, using the other half of the circles! I'm being frugal! LOL!

That's all of the crafty goodies today that I have done. I so appreciate you stopping by! I hope you have a wonderfully creative weekend! Now on some personal stuffs...

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I got 12 1/2 inches cut off of my hair!! Sandy, my hair dresser, asked me a gazillion times...'are you SURE?' LOL! And yes, I was/am. BUT...I am not liking it much at the moment. I'm not one to fuss over my hair everyday, but I want it to look good without much trouble. So I'm thinking now maybe a loose, REALLY loose curly in it...still debating that. That's one reason I havent posted any new pics of me and the new do...dont like it, lol! ...but it does feel sooo much better and I don't have to deal with LONG hair just everywhere! :D
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Card Details:
Stamps: All Occasion Tag by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, Echo Park's For The Record DP
Accessories: Spellbinders tag trio, brads, twill ribbon, distress ink in Vintage Photo, sponge dauber.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gina K Design August Release Inspiration Blog Hop! Day 3!!

Hey ya'll! Welcome back to our last day of the Inspiration Hops! I hope in some small way we have inspired you, that is why I love doing this so much! We have two more stamp sets to show you today. Up first is the newest set by Tami Mayberry called Gnome One Like You...this set is just too stinking cute! I love the pun sayings in this set, they crack me up!! Here is what I have for today to show you:



I made a masculine card this time! Isnt that little frog the cutest...and the saying...haha! LOVE it!

Up next is the newest One Free With Three stamp set called Various Verses...and this is one of those sets that is going to be so super handy to me! You can make really quick cards for those times you need them. Here is what I did for today:



I embossed the image panel with clear embossing powder, then stamp the image with versamark onto that. Then I used some Tim Holtz distress embossing powder and heat embossed it. It makes the image look embedded into the panel. This was a tutorial I saw over on SCS for this and so decided to try it. I really love how it turned out...the image kinda blurs on the edges, making it look like its painted to me!

Ok, ready for more awesome inspiration? Here are the links to my fellow DT. And as always, be sure to leave a comment on all blogs for your chance to win a free stamp set!! Two will be chosen!!

*Gina K

*Tami Mayberry - Illustrator Gnome One Like You
*Jimmi Mayo

*Lee Murphy

*Melanie Muenchinger

*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

*Jennie Harper

Thanks so much for stopping in this week, and for all of the awesome comments you leave! I read every single one of them and they mean alot to me! Have a wonderfully creative weekend and hope to see you back soon!!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Gnome One Like You by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstocks
Accessories: Tim Holtz alterations line picket fence die, and embossing folder, the sun rays...sentiment tag die by spellbinders, MFT dienamics grass die, distress ink in scattered straw, copic markers, scor-tape, glue dots, paper piercer tool and mat.
Card #2
Stamps: Various Verses from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K And SU! cardstock, dp is basic grey's out of print line.
Accessories: ribbon, distress embossing powder, super fine embossing powder, versamark ink, mega oval nesties, rhinestone swirl by paper studios I believe, lace, pop dots, scor-tape.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gina K Design August Release Inspiration Blog Hop! Day 2!!

Howdy Ya'll and welcome back to our 2nd day of inspiration for you, using the new stamp sets from Gina K Designs!! We have two sets today to inspire you with! Up first is Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called Basket Buddies...which coordinates perfectly with her previous stamp set called Basket Blessings!! I did not use the Blessings stamp set, just used the oh so cute kitty and puppy images! Here is what I did:



How cute are those images?? This is such an adorable set for all of us and our friends who have fur babies!! Cause even if you don't have one, you know someone who does, right? I did a bit of masking and paired one of the puppies with the kitty...we had a cat and dog once that did everything together, just like best friends!! If the dog went out, the cat had to go too and stayed right by the dog outside, lol! Even would try to cover the dog's poop up outside!! ROFL! Ok..enough of that , haha! I colored my images with Prisma pencils and Gamsol this time instead of using my beloved copics! Then just did some layering is all and was done!

Ok, next up we have *Theresa Momber's newest set called Heartfelt...what gorgeous realistic images in this set! Here is what I did for today with it:



LOVE the flowers in this set and that little picket fence...LOVE that too! I did color this one with my copics..did a bit of sponging on the edges with distress inks. I cut out the bigger flowers and mounted them in front of the fence to give it more dimension. Kinda shabby/chic style I think!

Ready for more awesome inspiration? Here are the links to all of my fellow DT and be sure and leave a comment on all blogs for your chance to win a stamp set!!

*Gina K

*Melanie Muenchinger - Illustrator Basket Buddies

*Theresa Momber - Illustrator Heartfelt

*Giovana Smith

*Janice Whiting

*Jennie Harper

*Lee Murphy

*Michelle Woerner

*Sharon Harnist

*Suzanne Dean

*Tina Gilliland

*Vicki Dutcher

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

Deb Felts

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Basket Buddies by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, Echo Park dp (Walk In The Park I believe it was, lol!)
Accessories: baker's twine, prisma pencils and gamsol, large oval and rectangle nesties, silver half pearl stickers, pop dots.
Card #2
Stamps: Heartfelt by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, Bo Bunny dp
Accessories: lace, rectangle nesties, distress inks, sponge, ribbon, twine, half pearl, copic markers, glue dots.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Gina K Design August Release Inspiration Blog Hop! Day 1!!

Howdy Ya'll and welcome to our first day of inspiration blog hops for you this week! The party was a blast last night, did you get to be there?? And get to see all of the full stamp reveals? Do some shopping? THAT is the main thing, that you can buy all of these stamps NOW at Gina K Designs!!

For today, we have the new StampTV kit!



It's called Falling For You...you will LOVE the stamps in this set..not to mention all of the other goodies that come with it! Gina did a full reveal of that also on StampTV!! Here is my card for today:



I saw several tent cards in my google reader and I believe its Crazy 4 Challenges blog is the one having this type of card for a challenge this week! This is my first attempt at one and I have to say, LOVE how it turned out! It does fold flat, so would not be a big problem mailing this one either. I did some paper piecing for my trees..quick and easy! Made a frame with one of the Spellbinder's label dies and those are about the most complicated things about this card really, lol! I will be making more of these!

Ready for more awesome inspiration?? I cant wait to see too what my fellow DT have come up with!! Here are the links and don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs for your chance to win a free stamp set from 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

*Suzanne Dean

*Tami Mayberry

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Vicki Dutcher

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with another inspiration hop using the new Gina K Design stamps...tomorrow we have both Theresa's and Melanie's newest sets!! Looking forward to sharing those with you!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Falling for You StampTV kit from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstocks and Echo Park dp..A Walk In the Park
Accessories: Zva crystal swirls, circle nesties, big circle scallop nesties, labels die all dies from Spellbinders, MFT dienamics grass die, pop dots, ribbon, scor-buddy and scor-tape.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Gina K Design August Release Party Invitation Blog Hop!!

Hey ya'll!! Welcome to our August Release party invite hop! Yes, we are having our party on a Tuesday night this month instead of Thursday! Surprise! LOL! Here's all the details below:

We are very excited to extend an invitation to Gina K. Designs August 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's blog, then you're at the right place! If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.

Here's a little sneak peek of a card I will showing at the party:



Haha! That saying just cracks me up! LOL!

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

* When: Today, Tuesday, August 2
* Where: StampTV Release Party Forum
* Time: 7 PM to 9 PM (CST)


Now, head on over to the oh so talented Deb Felt's Blogto see what card she's sharing with you today!!

And see you back here tomorrow for the beginning of our three day Inspiration Blog Hop series for August! Can't wait to share with ya'll all of the wonderful inspiration!!
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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.