Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Travel Journal

I made this journal for Donna Baker's 3d challenge on StampTV.  Donna post a new 3d challenge each month and you have all month to do it and as always I wait until the last day.  Anyway I wanted to make mine journal a travel journal.  My family and I love to head out in our RV and enjoy the outdoors and this will be a great place to keep notes and memories of our trips.   I used one of the $1 spot journals from Michael's the base was already black with the red I just made my stamped piece and then cut it to fit so that the red acted as a mat.  All the details are listed below.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card details:
Stamps: Are we there yet?, Happy Camper, The Journey all from Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure luxury white, black and rocket red_GKD
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, certainly celery,old olive, always artichoke, creamy caramel, copics
Copics: B26, BG05, C0, C1, C3, C5, G09, G28, G99, YG95

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sketchy Grapes

Have you tried the challenges on StampTV yet?  You should check them out, their are 5 challenges a week and you can win a stamp set of your choice form Gina K Designs!  I did this card for the sketch challenge(STVSC31) and for a challenge on Simon Says to use stitching or faux stitching on a card. I finally used this pair of earrings from The Salty Cat Co. for my inspiration for this weeks Esty Inspired challenge. The fabulous grape is from Fruitful Harvest  Asela Hopkins latest stamp set from Gina K Designs.  The yummy paper is Basic Grey's Wisteria.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card details:
Stamps: Fruitful Harvest- GKD
Paper: pure luxury ivory_GKD, wisteria-BG
Ink: memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics: sorry I lost my list.
Other: satin flowers-GKD, pearls BG, nestabilities

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Let them eat cake and an annoucement

So the challenge this week was to include some type of pastry and either the sketch or project Tuesday from stamps and Smiles.  I decided on the sketch and a few other challenges listed below.  I haven't made a circle card in awhile and forgot how much fun they can be.  Making round cards are fast and easy with nestabilities.  While making this card I realized that I have lost my smallest scallop circle nestie.  The last time I lost one I found it in the vacuum cleaners bag!  I now need to go look and see if this one is there and I don't look forward to it with all the dust!  I need a better way to store them.

So I have some exciting news (for me at least!) Today was my last day as a guest designer for Pile It On, which was sad for me.  The good news is....yesterday I was asked to join the Design Team Wahoo am I excited!!  I will be doing the challenges every other week.  I had a blast being a guest designer so I am looking forward to continuing on with them.

I would also like to say I am sorry I haven't been posting this last week, I have had a horrible case of missing mojo!!! I am in high hopes that the excitement of the DT position and the release this week from Gina K Designs will help to pull me out of it.  So enough of my rambling on, I think I will see if I can stamp something!!!  Thank you for stopping by.

  1. Pile It On:  Some kind of pastry on your project + sketch or project Tuesday from Stamps and Smiles
  2. Stamps and Smiles: Sketch
  3. Whimsy Stamps: Buttons, Buttons who's got buttons
  4. Colour Create Challenge: Hot pink, Dusty pink, and Ice chocolate with an option of pearls and swirls
  5. Paper Play Challenges: Spots
  6. Color Throw Down: olive, rose red, mustard, regal rose, chocolate.  Use all or a few colors
  7. Paper Cutz: at least 3 buttons
  8. Three Clovers: Use a number
  9. One Stop Craft Challenge: Die Cuts

Card Details:
Stamps: 100% Sweet, Whimsical Autumn-Gina K Designs
Paper: Chocolate chip, Regal rose, Tea party-retired all Stampin' Up
Ink: memento tuxedo black, regal rose
Copics: E29, E31, E37, RV04, RV21
Other: Nestabilities, cuttlebug, buttons, pearls, stickles

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Trick or Treat

It is Sunday and you know what that means??  It is time for another Pile It On challenge.  This week the challenge is to use punches and do at least one other challenge.  Our sponsor this week is Crazed.  Crazy is a Etsy store that offers fabulous digital papers and has gave the design team some to work with this week.  I used this awesome Halloween paper, as I have been on a huge Fall/Halloween kick of late.  I also just got this cute new changito stamp.Isn't he cute?   I hope you have time to give this challenge a try this week.

Card detail:
Stamps: Changito Vamp-Stampendous
Paper: pumpkin pie, white, basic black, DP from scraps, Crazed digital download from Etsy
Ink: memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics: C0, C1, C5, E31, E37, R29, YR02, YR04
Other: wiggy eyes, ribbon, button, 1" and 1 1/8" square punches

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Getting buggy

I made this card for my son's girlfriend. It is also for Last Friday's pot luck challenge on StampTV, to make a card and use some paper weaving in it. I have did any paper weaving in years. The stamps are from Gina K Designs set Bug Me Anytime.

Card Details
Stamps; Bug Me Anytime-Gina K Designs
Paper: barely banana, always artichoke, Basic Grey Wisteria
Ink: memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics: E31.
, E35, RV04, RV25, Y17, Y21, YR04, V01, V06, W3

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Harvest Time!

With the cooler mornings and the feel of the being of fall, there are several challenges with a fall theme.  This works perfect with my latest favorite stamp set Autumn Beauty designed by Theresa for Gina K Designs. I have the challenges listed below.  On to the card, I started by stamping the scarecrow, wheelbarrow, and pumpkins.  I colored them with  copics and then cut them out.  Next I stamped the corn stocks on some pure luxury ivory card stock and colored with copics, I then sponged the background with so saffron and always artichoke.  The embossed background was done with my newest embossing folder.  Thank you for topping by.


StampTV: Color challenge to use pumpkin spice, green apple, so saffron and a neutral
A Spoonful of Sugar: Fall into Autumn
Our Creative Corner: Fall/Autumn card
Crafty Creations: embossing

Card details:
Stamps: Autumn Beauty-Gina K Designs
Paper: pure luxury ivory, pumpkin spice, and green apple-GKD, Basci Grey June Bug
Ink:Memento tuxedo black, so saffron, always artichoke, copics
Other: pearls, embossing folder, cuttlebug

Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy fall y'all!

Gina's challenge this week on StampTV is to do soot stamping.  This is something I have tried before without any success, and I am not so sure about this one.  So after watching Gina's video I gave it a whirl.  After I had my paper all sootted (is that a word?)  I stamped with the corn stocks from Theresa Momber's set Autumn Beauty.  The moon was made using bold flowers from Gina K Designs.  When I sealed the image it came out all speckled, I thought it looked like stars (happy accident). The scarecrow also from Autumn Beauty is colored with copics C3, C5, and W3. Lastly I mounted it all on Soft Sand and In the Navy pure luxury card stock from Gina K Designs.   Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


This is my card for Pile It On this week.  We were to use digital images supplied by The Cutting Cafe and use black, white and one other color and of course at least one other challenge.  My challenges are listed below.  If you are not familiar with The Cutting Cafe they offer wonderful digital images and templates.  The Cutting Cafe is owned by the fabulously talented Regina Easter, so check them out.

I have been wanting to start on Halloween cards for  a few weeks and when I saw this Boo I knew it was the one I wanted to use.  This has to be one of the easiest cards I have made in awhile.  There is no stamping or coloring, sometimes less is more.  It is very hard to tell by my photo but I used my dots and spots embossing folder on the black layer.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details:
Stamps: The Cutting Cafe Digital image.
Paper: basic black, pumpkin pie, and pure luxury white
Ink: none
Other: Martha Stewart punch, Michael's ribbon

Friday, September 11, 2009

Autumn Beauty Blog Hop

I am so excited to share a card I made using Theresa Momber's newest stamp set Autumn Beauty from Gina K Designs. I know that I am just a little bias, but I love Theresa's stamps and this one is my favorite so far. I always enjoy working with fall colors so it is like this set was made for me. I was able to use six of the stamps out of this set on my card. I started with the scarecrow and pumpkins and after coloring them I masked them off and stamped the corn stalks. I lightly sponged the background with so saffron and apricot appeal. I would like to thank you for stopping by.

For more inspiration, please check in on our Illustrator of Autumn Beauty, Theresa Momber. She has also designed a beautiful digital paper pack called All About Autumn that is available for purchase as well. Be sure to leave a comment on Theresa's blog for a chance to win this stamp set!
Theresa has asked five guest designers to join in on the blog hop tonight:
Pam Imholz
Karen Knegten
Jennie Harper
Melissa Shulz
Brenda Turner
These Designers are also sharing projects tonight on their blogs:
Gina Krupsky
Carolyn King
Emily Giovanni
Jessica Fick
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Melanie Muenchinger
We even have some of our CenterStage Spotlight Designers joining in tonight:
Geri Utterback
Shelly Wilson
Tina Gilliland

Card details:
Stamps: Autumn Beauty GKD
Paper: pure luxury pumpkin spice, so saffron, K&Company Tim Coffey Fall Stripe
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, so saffron, apricot appeal
Copics: sorry I lost my list (lets blame it on old age)

Other more mustard ribbon, brads from Michaels, top note die

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Pair of Pears!

I am loving the new stamps I got from Gina K Designs, now if there were more hours in the day so I could make all of the cards that are in my head before I forget or lose interest. On to my card, I made this one for a couple of challenges the first one is for Melanine's Pot Luck Friday challenge on StampTV to make a card that extends beyond the edge of the card base. The second one is for Cindy Haffner's sketch. For Cindy's sketch I pushed it a little as the sketch shows a round top and I chose to make mine square. I hope you are all having a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by.

Card Details:
Stamps: Fruitful Harvest, GKD
Paper: Green Apple, GKD and so saffron, Basic Grey Lemonade
Ink: memento tuxedo black, so saffron, and apricot appeal
Copics: E35, G21, G99, Y21, YG03, YG95
Other: so saffron ribbon

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Autumn Blessings

It feels good to have new stamps in the house! My Gina K Designs stamps got here on Saturday and I had a cold and didn't feel like stamping. Yesterday I was finally feeling well enough to stamp and had to get Theresa's newest set, Autumn Beauty, inked up. I decided to do the sketch over on StampTV.

Friday at 10:00 CST Theresa is having a special blog hop featuring Autumn Beauty, and I will be participating. So make sure you stop back by then. Thank you for stopping by.

Cards Details:
Stamps: Autumn Beauty GKD
Paper: pure luxury ivory, chocolate kiss, and All About Autumn Digital paper all GKD
Ink: memento tuxedo black, so saffron, close to cocoa
Copics: C1, C3, C5, E31, E33, E35, E37, R27, W0, Y17, YG03, YG09, YG95, YR00, YR04, YR07
Other: cuttlebug, nestabilities, ribbon, twine, button

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Happy Birthday to a Cool Cat

This is my first card as a Guest Designer for Pile It On. So this time I did eight challenges on this card, listed below. The cool cat is a digital image from Timbo Hunter, if you have never seen any of their images or stamps check them out as they are some of the cutest images in both digital and rubber. I love this cat he looks like he is living it up floating in his tube drinking his lemonade, oh I am missing summer already. I made this a 5 1/2 inch square and the sentiment is computer generated. Well thanks of stopping by.


Card Details: Stamps: Timbo Hunter digital image Paper: Bazzil Atlantic, Artesian, Blue Oasis. Basic Grey Lime Rickey Ink: none Copics:B21, B34, BG01, BG05, E31, E33, E37, R22, R27, Y11, YG03, YG06, YG09 Other: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, computer, raindots, ribbon

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Some exciting news!!!

I don't have a card to share today, but I have some exciting news to share! Way back on July 1st I got an email asking me to be a guest designer for the month of September for a new challenge blog called Pile It On, of course I said YES!! You can read the announcement here and for those of you who have been dying to see my chubby face(LOL) there is a photo of me.

If you have been coming to my blog for very long you already know that I love challenges and even more that plain old challenges I love to combine them. Well, that is what Pile It On is all about, they have a weekly challenge and with that you are to include at least one other challenge. I will be posting my first card tomorrow. Now I am off to stock the mailman I think my Gina K Designs order will be here today! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Flowers for Cat

I am so behind on posting. I made this card last week for Cat. For those of you who don't know Cat is one of the wonderful DT members of Gina K Designs and a few weeks ago she had a mild heart attack. Cat is doing much better now, but still has a ways to go. Theresa has been collecting cards to send to Cat and this is mine. Get better soon Cat we miss you so much. Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details

Stamps: eclectic summer GKD
Paper: regal rose, pure luxury white, BG porcelain
Ink: memento tuxedo black
copics: E31, E33, E37, RV21, Y17, YG03, YG95
Other: pearls, ribbon, MS lace edge punch