Sunday, September 27, 2009

Gina K Designs Day 1 Previews!

Yay! I am so excited to be back in the saddle so to speak once again, LOL! I sure missed getting to participate last month, MUCH rather have been here than where I was, haha!

And this release is sooo ROCKing! OMG! Not only the new stamps, but the awesome new Pure Luxury are going to LOVE it! This release will have the Holiday assortment and the Autumn Assortment...which both include new colors of cardstock!! WOOHOO!!

Ok, first up tonight is Theresa Momber's newest set called A Very Merry Christmas. Here is one of my cards I created:

Now doesnt this remind you of a warm cozy Christmas? This whole set is typical Theresa, such awesome details in each fun to color, or NOT, but I just LOVE this fireplace scene! I decided to do the spotlight technique, which Gina did a video on this technique this week on is the link to that too: Spotlighting. I just did mine a bit different, I popped up the area I spotlighted, and didnt use sponging, instead I swiped some white paint on the cardstock and then stamped on that for the background part. That gorgeous ribbon is some of the new ribbon in the Holiday assortment and will be available too! See that fancy tag there? That was a wonderful gift from Melanie, she sent me those and those awesome earrings she made that she had on her blog! I LOVE them! Thank you Mel, you are the best! :D

Next up is our newest illustrator Tami Mayberry. And talk about starting out with a bang! OMG, this set and it's add-on are sooo FUN! The sets are called Special Delivery and Special Delivery Add-Ons Here is my card:

I feel like a stamp designer! LOL! I went with a 'hippy' theme on this one, did some sponging with some bright colors in the centers by making a mask and then I used the smiley face from Mel's Little Tees set, fit perfect!! These sets are just a blast to work with, I will have more samples to show at the party Thursday night too! So dont forget to be there this Thursday...I will have the link up Thursday for you all too.

Ok, now on to more awesome eye candy with these sets! Here are the links:

Stop by GinaK's blog today to add your comment to her blog entry for a chance to win the new stamp sets being previewed tonight our blogs!

Then, check in with the Illustrators of our two stamp sets featured tonight:
Theresa Momber: A Very Merry Christmas
Tami Mayberry: Special Delivery and Special Delivery Add-on
Design Team Members participating in the hop tonight:
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Cindy Lawrence
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Melanie Muenchinger

CenterStage Spotlight Designers:
Kay Simmons
Linda Payne

See ya tomorrow for our nest sneak peeks!!

Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Very Merry Christmas by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: Pure Luxury Cardstock in Rocket Red, 120lb white and Soft Sand from Gina K
Accessories: Fancy Tags Nesties, pop dots, copic markers, holiday assortment ribbon from Gina K, scallop border punch, nail head rhinestones from Gina K
Card # 2:
Stamps: Special Delivery and Special Delivery Add Ons by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
papers: SU! and pure luxury 120lb white and black onyx from Gina K
Accessories: SU! inks, sponges, ribbon, pop dots, brads, scor-bug


Donna said...

WOW! and back you are! with a vengeance! I LOVE your spotlighting of Theresa's set - just beautiful. I love the hippy postage too, super cute!

Lori said...

Love your spotlighting Cat and the second card is so fun!!!

Theresa Momber said...

Wowza, Cat, you are rockin' it! Love the spotlighting and the fab way you cut out one of the stamps on your Special Delivery card!!!

Jennie said...

You are back and you are bringing DOWN the house!!! Woo-Hoo! Two beautiful cards and I see I need both sets...Love our designs Cat and more importantly so glad to have you back :o))) Girly, I missed you last month :o) {{HUGS}}

Payne Holler Cards said...

woo hooo love that you're back! two awesome cards...especially love that spotlighted fireplace!

Deebi27 said...

Wow Cathy! Great spotlighting on the fireplace and your "stamp" could make even the grumpiest smile!!

"Tillymint" said...

Great cards Cathy - love both these sets and your cards are beautiful!

joy said...

How cozy is that fireplace -- and those sweet little stockings hung by the fireplace with care! You DID GOOOOOOD!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh soooo cozy and warm with Theresa's set!!!! And cuuuuute smilie stamps!!!

Giovana said...

Wonderful creations Cathy!!

God bless

Carolina said...

Yeayyyyyy!!! Over the top excited to have seen your name on the blog hop list and then to come over here and see your darlin' creations...such a treat! Welcome back and hope you're recovering quickly and as painless as possible!

Carla said...

Love these, Cat! Welcome back-you're in top form!

NinaB said...

These are so pretty, Cat.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic creations Cat. Love how you highlighted your fireplace and the special touches to all of your cards. Well done!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Did you hear me squeal with delight? The fireplace is amazing! Look at that smiley card..... dang you rocked these previews!

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Carla (cmsuto) said...

Glad you are back, Cat! Your samples are fantastic! Love the cozy Christmas scene (great spotlighting) and the fun sample with Tami's sets!

Maria Levine said...

It's fabulous to see you back! And what an awesome job you did with these 2 cards!

buggin2stamp said...

Cat, this is the coolest spotlight technique card I've ever seen. I usualy don't like the results of spotlighting, but good grief girly, you did a super fabulous job. It looks so natural. I love the swiped paint effect. I will be trying that for sure. You rock!!

Lori said...

Wonderful spotlight card! The Special Delivery card is really fun with the rainbow postage! Way to go Cathy!!!

Sharri Seffens said...

Welcome back Cat! I missed you last month and you have more than made up for it this month - both cards are awesome!

mudmaven said...

Fantastic cards Cat! Love the hippy card - far out man! ~chris

Carolyn King said...

Love em both cat! Love what you did with the stamps and the fireplace card is soo gorgeous! Glad you are back (where you belong!)

Melanie said...

too cool on your spotlighting with the white! of course i love your little tees postage, that rocks!
have a nice day1 ;)

redwasher1 said...

Well, you certainly have not lost you touch!!!! Absolutely fantastic!!!

Randi said...

Glad to see you back!! Great Designs.

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful cards - love them both!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Woop Woop - totally mojolicious Cat! You sure didn't leave the mojo back at the hospital - maybe the "rest" allowed your creativity to rise up even stronger than normal!

Jessica said...

How fun are these cards!?! Your spotlighting is perfect, you genious! I love your funky postage too! lol!

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