Tuesday, October 25, 2011

GIna K Design October Release Inspiration Hop, Day 3!!!

Hey Ya'll!! Welcome back to your last day of the inspiration hops for this month...NOT your last day of inspiration though! :D Up today we have two new stamp sets...first is Tami Mayberry's newest set called You Go Girl!..what fun this set is and just full of encouragement for all of your girlfriends! Here is a card that Lee showed for me at the party the other night:



I just love that sentiment! That fits me to a T! I have always laughed at some of the WORST times! ...like at funerals...or during prayer...NOT good! LOL! Laughter IS one of the best medicines in my book! :D

Up next we have the new 'One Free With Three' stamp set called Pleasant Plurals ...this stamp set is so perfect for including everybody in your family AND TO everybody in another family! Here is my card with it:



I also used the new StampTV kit, "Wishing You Joy"...I used the house image and that sentiment on the bottom of the card is from that set too. This was a really quick card to make...I only used some glitter pens on the house, along with a few white gel pen accents instead of coloring it all in...I think it turned out pretty cute!!

Ok , ready for more awesome inspiration? Be sure to leave comments along the way for more chances to win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual precut images!

*Gina K

*Tami Mayberry -- illustrator You Go Girl

*Giovana Smith

*Jimmi Mayo

*Lee Murphy

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Michelle Woerner

*Tina Gilliland

*Vicki Dutcher

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

*Deb Felts

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

*Theresa Momber


Thanks soo much for visiting me during our Gina K release inspiration hops! I thoroughly enjoy all of the comments I get so much!! Hope you have a wonderfully creative week!
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Card Details:
Card #1:
Stamps: You Go Girl by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock and EP dp
Accessories: spellbinders classic scallop edgeabilities, distress ink and sponge, copic markers, crochet flower, twine, pop dots, brad.
Card #2:
Stamps: Pleasant Plurals from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstocks, EP dp
Accessories: mini cookie cutter charm, white craft thread, spica glitter pens, white chalkbox ink, ribbon, open scallop border punch.

Monday, October 24, 2011

GIna K Design October Release Inspiration Hop, Day 2!!

Hey ya'll!! Welcome back to our 2nd day for this month's release of some wonderful inspiration for you! Up today we have the oh so awesome StampTV kit, Wishing You Joy! And it is just LOADED with goodies...besides the awesome stamps...you have ribbons and designer papers...Gina has a video on Stamp TV showing you all of the gorgeousness in this kit!! I wasn't able to attend the release party, and I had my GF Lee show this card I had made with the kit that night:


I did a bit of paper piecing on the trees and some sponging. The little acrylic charm says 'Happy Holidays' on it, you can't hardly see it in the pic though, so sorry! This card came together super quick, love that! I have a project I am working on, but didn't get done with it in time this weekend...life got in the way! But I do hope to have this project done over so I can show it in the next day or two!

Ok, ready for more awesome inspiration?? Here ya go! Be sure to leave comments along the way for more chances to win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual precut images! ....the more you comment, the more you increase your chances! :D

Gina K

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

*Deb Felts

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

*Giovana Smith

*Jenny Harper

*Jimmi Mayo

*Lee Murphy

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Michelle Woerner

*Sharon Harnist

*Suzanne Dean

*Tina Gilliland

*Vicki Dutcher


Be sure and stop back for our last day of inspiration for you tomrrow!! It's another good one! I promise! ;)
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Card Details:
Stamps: StampTV Kit, Wishing You Joy from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, DP is by Echo Park
Accessories: Sizzix flourish dies, spellbinders nesties in circles and open scallop circles, disress ink and sponge, pop dots, ribbon, acrylic charm, stayz on ink.

Friday, October 21, 2011

GIna K Design October Release Inspiration Hop, Day 1!

Hey ya'll!! Welcome to our inspiration hop for Gina K Designs!! Up today we have two stamp sets to showcase for you! Up first is Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called Basket Additions...another set to add to you basket sets of Melanie's!! Here is what I have done:



I decided to do a Fall theme card...the temps here in my part of Texas are finally reflecting that it is Fall! yay! My favorite time of year! See that dp? That comes in the new StampTV kit too, it is GORgeous! (We will be showcasing that set on Monday!)

Up next is Theresa Momber's newest set called Strength and Hope...and to top it off, Theresa will be donating ALL of the proceeds from the first month of sales to cancer research! How awesome is that?! Here is my creation with this set for today:



Being that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month I decided to make a pink ribbon tree! This is something very close to lots of us. Statistics say that 1 in 3 woman will be affected by some type of cancer and 1 in 2 men! And for those that have been touched by this ugly disease already, HOPE is always something you have to have, plain and simple!

Ok, ready for more awesome inspiration from my fellow DT? Here are the links and be sure to leave comments along the way for more chances to win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual precut images!

*Gina K

*Melanie Muenchinger illustrator Basket Additions

*Theresa Momber illustrator Strength and Hope

*AJ Otto

*Michelle Woerner

*Sharon Harnist

*Suzanne Dean

*Tina Gilliland

*Vicki Dutcher

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

*Deb Felts

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

*Giovana Smith

*Janice Whiting

*Jimmi Mayo

*Lee Murphy

Thanks so much for stopping by today...and be sure and come back Monday for more Gina K goodness!! Day 2 of our Inspiration Hops!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Basket Additions by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K
Accessories: spellbinders labels 14 die, copic markers, pop dots, twine,, nail head adhesive stickers, corner chomper.
Card #2
Stamps: Strength and Hope by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K
Accessories: vivid inks in various pink colors, pearl stickers, sponge and dauber, spellbinders labels die, twine.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gina K Design October Release Invite Blog Hop!!

Hey ya'll!! Yep, it's that time of the month again...time for some NEW Gina K Designs' goodness! And this is our little hop to invite you to the party tonight...some you will see a sneak peek of what they will be showing tonight, and on some blogs you will get to see all of the creation! Ok, all the good stuffs below! :D

We are very excited to extend an invitation to Gina K Designs October 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, 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 is a little peek of a card I will be showing tonight...this set is by Tami Mayberry...LOVING it!



Your next stop on the hop is the awesomely talented Deb Felt's Blog!!

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

* When: Today, Thursday, October 20
* Where: StampTV Release Party Forum
* Time: 7 PM to 9 PM (CST)


See ya'll later tonight I hope!
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Card Drive for Kids with Spina Bifida blog hop! Gina K Design DT hop!

Hey ya'll!! Welcome to our October Gina K Design's Design Team Hop, and this month we have a very special hop...AND you could win a LOAD of prizes even! So join us now for our Card Drive for Kids with Spina Bifida blog hop!

Members of Gina K.'s Design Team have come together to host a hop where we will share with you cards we created for some very special kids! You can find more details on this special cause over at StampTV!

If you came from Donna's Blog, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV's Main Forum where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop and more information on the card drive.

I have made a card for little Tanner who is almost 3 years old...ohhh my he is a cutey!! I caught myself smiling back at him in his picture! :D After reading he loved BuzzLightYear, I decided to make him a rocket card:



This was a pretty quick card to make, except for waiting on the Crystal Effects and silver ink to dry, LOL! I also copied Melanie's idea to create that moon with a circle and a cuttlebug embossing folder. I added some sparkle with a glitter pen too on it. I think he will like it, I know my grandson loved this rocket on a card I made him at about the same age! :D

Ok, up next on your hop is the oh so talented Carolina!!

Be SURE and check out all the info at the StampTV Main Forum I have linked above with all the details on this hop, how YOU can be a part of it AND a chance to win some prizes!! The best part? Making one or all of these kid's day! (Not to mention the parents too!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure and come back on Thursday of this week...it's Gina K Release for this month and the party is Thursday night too! Hope to see you there also, lots of fun chatting and reveals of the new stamps..including a new StampTV kit this month!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Oh Boy! by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K and SU!
Accessories: glitter pen, CB embossing folder, crystal effects, copic markers, pop dots.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

More fun challenges....

Hey ya'll! I just wanted to get this card put up, it is another HYCCT challenge card, but it is also for the challenge over on the Touch Twin Markers Challenge Blog. I just ordered my first group of markers and only ordered 12 markers, set A, so I was kinda limited to my colors. I used all Touch Twin on the flowers, but used some other markers for the leaves. Here it is:



I can honestly say I am thoroughly enjoying these markers! I brought the brush markers and them seem to be a bit more...sturdy? I think than some other markers out there..and they are a bit cheaper! So I WILL be ordering more...wish I could just order the whole darn bunch, haha!

The HYCCT challenge was called 'Think P.I.N.K.'...we were to use elements on our card starting with those letters...and I used:


P -- Picket fence die cut
I -- Ink from the Touch Twin markers and distress ink
N -- Nature for the cone flowers
K -- Knot...tied the twine with a knot...!!

This was lots of fun!! I have so many cards to mail off, hoping to get them out by Wednesday and that someone will enjoy them! :D

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you are having a wonderfully creative weekend!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Hearfelt by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Paper: Gina K cardstocks and PTI cardstock
Ink: distress inks
Accessories: twine, spellbinders fancy tag die, tim holtz picket fence, kraft glassine, MFT medium scallop die, touch twin and copic markers, pop dots, scor-tape, brads

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Some of my HYCCT challenge cards...

Hey Ya'll! I just wanted to get some of my HYCCT challenge cards uploaded to my blog...if you don't know what 'HYCCT' is, I have a blinkie over there <------on the left now that will link to SCS's forum with all the info for you! I have 3 cards I wanted to show you today, trying to catch up here on the blog what I have posted on SCS, lol! So gonna keep my chatter to a minimum, haha! That's funny in itself actually, ROFL! Ok, hope you enjoy and come play along! LOTS of prizes to be won!

HYCCT1101A -- Pink Critters challenge


Stamps: Humming Along from Flourishes
Paper: Gina K Designs, dp is Pink Paislee's Vintage Vogue
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: prisma colored pencils with OMS, ribbon, lace, oval nesties, labels nesties, glue dots, black brads, pop dots, scor-tape


HYCCT1102 Inspiration Photo used


Stamps: You Know You're Old When...from Gina K Designs
Paper: Gina K cardstock, old retired SU! dp
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: copic marker, nesties circle and lacy scallop circles, MFT rolled flowers and medium scallop edge, pearls, pop dots, scor-tape


HYCCT1101C -- Encircled With Love challenge


Stamps: Springtime Silhouettes STV kit, All Occasion Tags, Vintage Backgrounds, Timeless Textures all from Gina K Designs
Paper: Gina K and PTI cardstocks
Ink: memento tuxedo black, stayz-on
Accessories: ribbon, black lace, black rhinestone swirls, nesties lacy scallop and regular circles dies, pop dots, vellum, scor-tape.


Whew! I've been busy, lol! Ok, thanks so much for stopping by today and I so appreciate any and all comments I get, sure makes your day don't it?! I'll be back with more of these challenge cards tomorrow!
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Swimming for Katie Blog Hop

Hey Ya'll! I just wanted to pop on and give this link to this wonderful blog hop going on....it's for Katie Renz, her blog is My Paper Haven, and she has been battling cancer for about a year now. I have followed her story from the beginning and my heart goes out to her and her whole family...I'm like Katie, when she first found out ...39?? Cancer?? Cancer is just an evil thing, and anything we can do to help at anytime is something we should all do, be it something small or big! Here is the link to the hop:

Swimming For Katie Blog Hop

There are some awesome designers on this hop, wowza! And prizes can be won also! Go! Enjoy!

I have a bunch of cards that I have done for the Hope You Can Cling to Challenges over on SCS that I need to post, but for now, will leave you with just one! (I have like 10 I think, lol!)



This is for the HYCCT challenge 'Hang In There' hosted by Wanda. I found these little charms at Michaels about 3 months ago in the jewelry clearance stuffs and knew one day they would come in handy, lol! One says 'believe' and the other says 'hope'....I also combined this with the IC challenge and here is the link that inspired me...mainly the background paper on my card:

Gelaskins inspired

I created my background by using distress inks in Vintage Photo and Fired Brick...first by swiping some on with a paint brush and sponge, then used the direct to paper, using just the edge of the stamp pad...I love how it turned out!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with more of my HYCCT challenge cards!!
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Stamps: Garden Silhouettes from Gina K Designs
Paper: Gina K and PTI cardstock, EP dp is Victoria Garden
Ink: distress inks in Fired Brick and Vintage Photo
Accessories: circle and lacey circle nesties, seam binding ribbon, twine, charms, scor-tape and buddy, sponge and sponge tool.
Techniques: Direct to Paper

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

CPS sketch challenge and TLC challenge

Hey Ya'll!! I played along in a couple of challenges yesterday...well, actually I have been making cards for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges over on SCS too over the weekend, since we didn't get Blake like we were suppose too :(....I consoled myself by playing in those challenges, lol! But I will post more on those later today or tomorrow. There is a challenge everyday and I have 4 or 5 done so far, so got some catching up to do on the ole' blog! :D

Ok, this card is for the CPS 238 sketch challenge and the TLC #345 called 'Pencil It In!" You had to color with a No. 2 pencil...Here is my card:




This was fun to do! I used to fancy myself as a pencil artist and took a class or two YEARS ago, but I decided to go with a really small image to do this, since I did NOT master that skill, haha! I do like how this turned out though. Reminds me of the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter! Here is the sketch we were to follow too:



As you can see, I followed the sketch pretty closely, loved it!

Ok, that is all for now! Off to make my card for today in the HYCCT challenges over on SCS...lots of fun and for an awesome cause! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Hocus Pocus from Whipper Snapper Designs
Paper: Echo Park Apotheorary Emporium, Gina K Dsigns and PTI cardstocks
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: No. 2 pencil, eraser, black rhinestones, ribbon, scor-tape, inverted scallop nesties and circle nesties, pop dots, prisma pencils with OMS and stump, labels nesties cut in half, metallic rub paste.

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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.