Thursday, February 25, 2010

Illustrators Blog Hop, A color challenge!

Here I am again today! Posting another card for the hop, cause I messed up and didnt realize it was a color challenge, lol! BUT, worked out good for me, I have two cards with Melanie's newest set that I really like! Our color challenge was to use two of the newest spring colors from Gina K, I used Ocean Mist and Innocent Pink..also my beloved kraft too! Here is my card:

I just did a bit of off stamping for the daisy in the Pressed Flowers set and then stamped the Thank You from the new Inside Out stamp set over them, quick CAS card! Love how it turned out!

Ok, here are more details too about the hop tonight:

For all the details on this exciting blog hop event, please check out GinaK's blog!  We'd love to have you join in the hop by adding your project's direct link to Gina's blog in the Mister Linkey box.

Here are all the designers joining in the hop tonight featuring February's new stamp sets:

Be SURE and check out Gina's Blog, she has a very special announcement about several different things you wont want to miss!!

Thanks for stopping by tonight and TGIF tomorrow!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Pressed Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger, Inside Out both from Gina K Designs
Papers: Ocean Mist, Innocent Pink, Kraft and 120lb White all from Gina K
Accessories: square nesties, vivid inks, half pearls, pop dots, twine.

Quick CAS Thank You card!

Hey all! I had made this card for the blog hop later tonight, BUT, I messed I am posting this card now, lol! I'll explain later how I messed up! This also fits with the Olympics of Stamping Challenge over at Moxie Fab World!!

I used Melanie's newest set, Pressed flowers...Here it is:

I stamped the images with versamark in then used a Q-tip and chalks, what fun that is! I really love how this turned out too!

Ok, thats it for now, be sure and check back later for our Illustrators Blog Hop for this month and Gina is going to have a special announcement that YOU will want to hear!
Card Details:
Stamps: Pressed Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Paper: All from Gina K
Accessories: white gel pen, ruler, K&Company rhinestone, chalks, versamark ink, ribbon, twine

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday Trigger...

Welll, 2 posts in one day? Don't faint, lol! But Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World inspired me today and I had time to do another card, so here it is:

This card makes me happy! LOL! Love the lemony colors in that Basic Grey Origins, yummy! I used cardstock from Gina K Designs, the gorgeous Lemon Drop, Kraft and Black Onyx....I cannot get enough of that Kraft! This is a pretty simple card, just the sentiment is the only stamping part, and I am loving the tulle ...especially since I got it on clearance, haha! Lots of different colors of it too, so hope you dont get tired of tulle!

Ok, that's it for today, for sure! I know a third one not coming, lol!

Card Details:
Stamps: Happy Hearts by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock from Gina K, also Basic Grey Origins
Accessories: tulle, pearl rhinestones, pop dots, oval punches and oval nesties, button, twine.

Gina K is Moxie Fab!

Hey all! Once again, sorry I have been MIA for a bit, but all moved and ready for things to settle down a bit now! And Have I got an awesome celebration for YOU! Over on Cath Edvalson blog, Moxie Fab World is having a celebration this week called Stamp It! Cards week long celebration, and today's sponsor is my fav Gina K!! So in celebration of this YOU have a chance to win some Gina K stamps, 8 stamp sets have been chosen by Cath herself to be given away! And I have created a card with one of the stamp sets you could win, Lovely Labels, Nina Brackett's newest! here it is:

I first started out thinking a masculine card, but then got a bit carried away with the twine and tied a maybe not now, not so masculine, lol! Anyways, be sure to hop on over to Gina's blog too, here is the link:

Gina's Blog!

Gina has up some links to lots of other DT's blogs so you can see some more awesome creations!

AND if that isnt enough? Over on STV we have reached the 10,000 member mark!! wooohooo!!! How awesome is that??? And to celebrate THAT, Gina is giving away a $200.00 shopping spree!! Be sure and sign up for that too! Here is the link to that:


You do have to be a member of STV for that one, but that's easy to do, just join us! You won't regret it!

Ok, that's about it for now! More later!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Lovely Labels by Nina Brackett from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock from Gina K
Accessories: twine, nesties labels 8, cb folder houndstooth (ty TINA!!) white chalk ink, inky blue Vivid ink, pop dots, button, sponge.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Gina K February Release Preview Day 3!!

Welcome back again to another awesome day of previews! And we have only just begun! (sounds like a song huh? haha!) We have two more new sets tonight to preview for you. Up first is the new stamp set called Spring Florals and this set is the new Card Kit set! More info on that below also! Here is my card for tonight:

I decided to do a bit of Spotlighting for my card, love this quick technique! This card WAS going to be somebody's birthday card, but I decided it wasnt good enough, lol! I always struggle with that though, thinking I could improve my card in SOME way, lol! OH well, guess we all pick our cards apart at times...right? Notice that awesome new color of cardstock? Yep, new one from Gina K!! It's called Lovely Lavender! LOVE it! The other new color is called Lemon Twist and its just as yummy too!

Ok, up next is Asela's newest set called Dream Birds. This is a super FUN and whimsical set and that is what I went with on my card, whimsical! Here it is:

The little clouds, all I did was freehand those and go around the edge with a copic marker in black to simulate a 'stamped' image. The sun is just a circle punch and strips cut. I colored it the way it is on purpose, I thought this gave it more of that whimsical look, you think?

Ok, onto more awesome inspiration!!
For a limited time, a free Card Kit will automatically be included with each purchase of the Spring Florals stamp set. The entire kit includes the stamp set, a binder sheet, the instructions and materials to make 3 complete cards for $19.95. For more details on the cards, please visit Jessica Fick's blog.

Then, check in with each of these GinaK designers to see all the beautiful projects they've made with the two stamp sets previewed tonight!

Thanks for stopping by and dont forget our release party this Thursday night from 7pm-10pm EST at the Gina K forum on SCS! I will have the link for that up on Thursday! Tomorrow night we have two more sets to preview for you, you dont want to miss these!!!
Card Details:
Card # 1
Stamps: Spring Florals by Gina K from Gina K Designs
Papers: All from Gina K
Accessories: tulle, rhinestones, pop dots, copic markers, circle and rectangle nesties, fancy tag nestie, glue dots.
Card # 2
Stamps: Dream Birds by Asela Hopkins, sentiment is from Nina Brackett's Heartily Yours Additions from Gina K Designs
Papers: All Gina K except the yellow is SU!
Accessories: copic markers, circle punch, paper piercer and pad, pop dots, ribbon.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Gina K February Release Preview Day 2!!

Hey all! Welcome back to day two of our previews this month...and boy do we have some more goodies for you! Two more new stamps sets! Up first is Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called Pressed Flowers and OH my! The possibilities with this set are just endless! All of the different techniques you could do...but I decided to do a lazy way of stamping! Here is mine:

I first used the image of the sunflower from the set and stamped it with Vivid straw ink, then I got out A Year of Flowers set and stamped right on top of it. I LOATHE using a stamp-a-mig and I was wanting to show that it can still look good and NOT use it, did I succeed? LOL! I really like how it turned out myself! I am going to have some more with different techniques with this set coming up soon too! LOVE it!

Next up is Rupa Shevde's newest set called O Baby!...this is just an adorable set! Here is my card with it:

I dont really have much call for baby cards for some reason...but decided to break down and do! I love how this turned out too!

Ok, now for more inspiration!

The Pressed Flowers stamp set was designed to be a perfect companion to Melanie's A Year of Flowers set! It is also a perfect stand alone set as each bold stamp image lends itself to many techniques as you will see on each designer's blogs tonight!

Start with the Illustrator's blog Melanie Muenchinger and then visit these designer's blogs for even more samples with this stamp set and Rupa Shevde's O Baby Stamp set as well!

Gina Krupsky
Jessica Fick *
Theresa Momber
Nina Brackett
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Kurtis Amundson
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Bev Gerard
Suzanne Dean *

* also previewing the new Card Kit Stamp set: Spring Florals

Thanks again for stopping by, and dont forget tomorrow to come back!
Card # 1
Stamps: Pressed Flowers by and A Year of Flowers by Melanie Muenchingerfrom Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock from Gina K, BG Origins
Accessories: nesties label six, paper piercer and pad, K&Company gems, MS butterfly punch, pop dots, sheer black ribbon
Card # 2
Stamps: O Baby by Rupa Shevde from Gina K Designs
Papers: Cardstock from Gina K, dp is MS
Accessories: copic markers, oval nesties, wooden bead, white craft thread, fabric 'baby' letters, MS punch, ribbon, pop dots

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Yay! Its finally here, Gina K previews! Day 1!

Wooohoooo!! I am so excited for the previews to finally be here, seems like it was forEVAH this time, although it wasnt, lol! It was just me being excited about it is all! Ok, here we go!

First up is an awesome mini stamp set called Hope is Faith by Gina! A portion of the purchase of every one of these stamps will go to the Red Cross, more on that below too!

The Hope is Faith mini stamp set retails for $9.95. It was created to raise money for the Red Cross to help with the devastation in Haiti. $2.00 of every purchase of this stamp set will be sent directly to the Red Cross throughout the month of February.

As the first responders to disasters around the world, the Red Cross is there to help with the basic needs of these people who have suffered so much. By purchasing this mini set, you will help to make a difference to people who are desperate by supporting an organization that works tirelessly to feed, clothe, comfort and care for those in need.

Hope is Faith Illustrator: Gina Krupksy

Here is my card:

I wanted my butterfly to be really 'flutterly' (is that a word?? is now, haha!) so I stamped it on vellum and colored it on the backside with copic markers, because I used Stayz-On ink and it will smear with just color on the opposite side of something like vellum or clear cardstock, works great!

And next up is Theresa Momber's newest set called Hang In There , and its true to Theresa's style, very detailed drawing and such fun to color!! Here is what I did for tonight:

I had such fun coloring this little red eyed tree frog! I had to google one though, I dont think I have ever seen one IRL! We only have then ugly ole bull frogs around here, lol.

Ok, now get ready for some more awesome inspiration!!

Hang in There Illustrator: Theresa Momber (Wings of Hope Digital Paper designer)

Jessica Fick
Melanie Muenchinger
Nina Brackett
Carolyn King
Tami Mayberry
Asela Hopkins
Cathy Tidwell
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Kurtis Amundson
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Bev Gerard
Colleen Schaan
Suzanne Dean
Valerie Stangle

Dont forget, all this week we will have previews, leading up to the release party this Thursday night! I will have the link for that later in the week too! Thanks for stopping by and see ya tomorrow!

Card # 1
Stamps: Hope is Faith from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock from Gina K
Accessories: vellum, copic markers, half pearls, button, ribbon, craft thread, pop dots, blossom nesties, MS edge punch, sponge dauber and ink.
Card # 2
Stamps: Hang in there by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock from Gina K, BG Origins dp
Accessories: oval nesties, brads, copic markers, sponge dauber, pop dots, tag nestie, twine, Jute ribbon.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Want to see some new rubber? shhhh!!

Dont tell Gina though, ok? Scrollllllllll......

HAHAHAHAHA!! *is very excited for Sunday to get here!!*


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I'm here, I'm here!

Poor neglected blog! I just get so wrapped up in doing other things that I just forget to post here sometimes! LOL! I have cards to show though! Here are a couple for today:

This was made using Melanie's newest set (till next week!) called Square Pegs:

I wasnt happy with this card, for a few reasons. I should have made it more bright and festive, its a 'celebrate!' card for goodness sake! AND my corner chomper messed the corner up which I did at the very last. I used a sketch Jennie had on STV a couple of weeks back to for this one, which I LOVED the sketch, just not my card! LOL!

Ok, and this one:

Now, I like this card! It uses Tami's newest set called Happy Hearts, so perfect for Valentine's day coming up too, BUT, this is suppose to BRIGHTEN someones day, and I made it all dark! Ummmmm can we tell my mood lately by these two cards??? hahaha! I PROMISE, more bright and cheerful cards are on the horizon!! hinthint! haha!

Thanks for stopping by and hanging in there with me! It means alot to me!
Card Details
Card #1
Stamps: Square Pegs by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: Basic Grey dp, cardstock is Gina K
Accessories: buttons, ribbon, oval punches, twine, pop dots, bugle bead, liquid applique.

Card #2

Stamps: Happy Hearts by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers: All from Gina K
Accessories: nesties tag, twine, MS around the page punches, scallop heart punch, glue dots, white brads

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