Monday, November 30, 2009

Snowman Gable Box

I made this gable box for a few challenges.  The first one is for Donna Baker's 3D challenge this month to make a gable box using NinaB's template. Second it is for this weeks challenge on JUGS(Just Us Girls) to make a gift box/bag from a template.  Lastly I used Rachel's cupcake inspiration challenge for the colors, snowman and snowflakes.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details:
Stamps: Warm Winter Wishes-Gina K Designs
Paper: American Crafts, Basic Grey, GKD pure luxury white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics: BG01, BG05, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, G09, R20, R24, R27, R29, YR04, YR07
Other: nesties, cuttlebug, glass beads, silver cord, mini snowflake, ribbon

Friday, November 27, 2009

CSS Challenge Blog Hop

It's time for another CenterStage Spotlight Challenge Blog hop!

Hostess: Jessica Fick {Design Team Coordinator} 
Theme: Stamp and color the image on Patterned Paper  
{ any occasion card acceptable, it doesn't have to be Christmas themed}  
{ image may be cut out and layered, but must be stamped and colored on patterned paper}  
Requirement: any GinaK Designs stamp set & Glitter  
Bonus Challenge: decorate the inside of your card to coordinate

Tonight the StampTV CenterStage Spotlight Designers past and present are having a fun challenge blog hop. For my card I stamped the frame from Melanine's Festive Frame stamp set on some DP I had in my stash.  I layered the main panel on some of Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Silver Lining paper and on a base of Pure Luxury White.

Here is a close up so you can see the coloring and stickles on the patterned paper.

And here is a close up of the inside.

So I am trying to keep this short so you can check out the rest of the designers and see what fabulous creations they have to show you.  Thank you for stopping by.

Participating Designer's links:

Card Details:
Stamps: Festive Frame- Gina K Designs
Paper: pure luxury white, silver lining and making memories black tie
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics: B21, B23, E29, E33, E35, E57, Y11, YG95
Other: Star dust stickles, silver pearls, silver metallic marker

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Flaky Friends

Here is my card for Pile it ON this week.  The challenge this week is to use rub ons and work in at least on other challenge.  There is very little stamping, only the sentiment.  the adorable snowmen and snowflakes are rub ons from Royalo Langnickle.  I managed to work in a total of 7 challenges on of is Jessica's sketch on StampTV.  All of the challenges are listed below.  For the background behind the snowmen I started with some pure luxury white and sponged with bashful blue using a mask made from a torn piece of scratch paper.  I didn't have any blue brads that would work so I colored white ones with a copic marker (B23) and then covered them with waterfall stickles. To speed up the drying time I held each brad with a pair of tweezers and the hit them with my heat gun.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details:
Stamps: Hoilay Greetings Gina K Designs
Paper: pure luxury white, SU bashful blue
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Other: Rub ons, button embroidery floss, brads, MS  punch

Friday, November 20, 2009

Stamp TV Customer Blog Hop

Today there is a customer blog hop on StampTV.  I knew the minute I read about it that I would have to join in.  I used Melanie's newest set Festive Frame.  I love this set there are some many wonderful things you can do with it.  I am going to keep this short so you can hop on to the next blog.  Card details are posted at the end of this post.

Now to follow the hop head over to Gina's blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Card Details
Paper: Pure luxury ivory, good as gold
Ink: memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics:E29, E33, G05, G28, R20, R29
Other: gold pearls

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Winter Glitz

So this card took me way too long to make.  I was at it all day,  I hate it when that happens.  The good news is that there are 13 challenges in it.  I was able to finally use one of my newest stamps set from Gina K Designs, Winter Friends by Rupa Shevde. the challenges and details are listed below.  Thank you for stopping by.

  1. CardPatterns: Sketch 41
  2. Creative Belli Blog: Christmas themed embellishments
  3. Creative Inspirations: New or Neglected (new stamp, nestie and snowflake)
  4. Cupcake Crafts: Snow much fun
  5. The Secret Crafter: Four Seasons
  6. Crafty Creations:Snow
  7. La La Land Crafts: Getting Punchy
  8. Charisma Cardz: Merry and Bright
  9. Cute Card Thursday: Glitter Me Silly
  10. Basic Grey: Glitz and Bling
  11. Frosted Designs: Bling it On
  12. Crafty Calendar: Weather
  13. 365 Cards: day 259 Snow

Card Details:
Stamps: Winter Friends, Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure luxury white, river rock, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics: B00, E37, G07, R24, RV21, RV29, Y15
Other: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, glitter, MS punch, Me and My Big Ideas snowflake, raindot

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A quick Christmas card

I made this card for the color challenge on StampTV.  The colors are ivory, burgundy and champagne (light gold).  I didn't have any light gold at all so I used good as gold from Gina K Designs.  All of the supplies in this card are from Gina K Designs.  I love to color so it is rare that I don't even a little. Even with all of the layers this is a quick card to make.  All of the details are at the bottom of this post.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Festive Frame, Gina K. Designs
Paper: pure luxury ivory, cranberry tart, and good as gold, Gina K Designs
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Other: nestabilties, cuttlebug, embossing folder, gold cord

Friday, November 13, 2009

Catching up

So a few weeks ago I got this award from Geri (my mom for those of you who don't already know).  I have been a bad daughter and haven't post it until now, sorry mom.  Thank you mom for this wonderful award.

My next sweet award comes from Mary Anne, thank you so much Mary Anne how awesome of you to think of me.

The neat thing about this award is that we get to share a little bit about ourselves that many of you may not know.

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? straight
3. Your mother? wonderful
4. Your father? strong
5. Your fave food?  dark chocolate
6. Your dream last night? none
7. Your fave drink? ice tea
8. Your dream/goal? health and happiness forever
9. What room are you in? stamp room
10. Your hobby? stamping
11. Your fear? tight spaces
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? right here
13. Where you were last night? home
14. Something that you aren’t? skinny
15. Muffins? banana nut
16. Wish List Item? stamps and more copics
17. Where did you grow up? northern califorina
18. Last thing you did? went to Michaels
19. What are you wearing? jammies
20. Your TV? off
21. Your Pets? beagle "Belle"
22. Friends? awesome
23. Your Life? happy
24. Your Mood? sleepy
25. Missing Someone? my mom
26. Vehicle? chevy pickup
27. Something your not wearing? perfume
28. Your fave store? Gina K Designs
29. Your fave color? blue
30. Last time you laughed? a few minutes ago
31. Last time you cried? can't remember
32. Your best friend? My husband
33. One place that I go to over and over? work
34. One person who emails regularly? again work
35. Fave place to eat? Mazotti's
36. Facebook?  yes

Now here is where I am a bad blogger again, I am suppose to pass each of these onto five people.  The problem is I keep up with nearly 300 blogs and I would not be able to pick only five, so I am going to pass this along to all of my fabulous readers with out you all I wouldn't be doing this, Thank you.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Reindeer Split

Gina has a new video up on StampTV show how to make a split negative card.  This is a new technique for me so I had to try it right away.  I have to say what a cool technique, it came together quick and was not that difficult.  I used the reindeer from Holiday Cheer.  Thanks for stopping by.

Card Details:
Stamps: Holiday Cheer, Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure luxury ivory, black and good as gold, Gina K Designs
Ink: Versmark
Other: cuttlebug, nestabilies, detail gold and black embossing powders, brads

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Let it Snow...

Before I get to my card I would like to thank you all for the wonderfully sweet comments on my cards. I so appreciate that you take the time to leave a little bit of love and it so makes my day. {{HUGS}} to you all.

So on today's card I stamped the background  repeatedly with bashful blue on bashful blue.  The background of the white circle was sponged with bashful blue as well.  I colored the snowman with copics and cut it out before attaching it to the circle.  For the white strip on the bottom of card I punched with my newest Martha Stewart punch.  I have tomorrow off for Veterans Day so I am hoping to spend some more time stamping.  Thank you for stopping by.

StampTV: Make a background using word stamps, no DP
Just Us Girls: Sketch
Copic Color Challenge:R85, G02, B02( I used the closest I had)
Stampin B's: to make a Christmas card
Clearly Inspired Challenges: Give me Five

Card Details:
Stamps: Winter Friends Gina K Designs, Holiday Whimsy Tinkering Ink
Paper: pure luxury white, bashful blue
Ink: memento tuxedo black, copics, bashful blue
Copics: B00, BG01, C3, C5, C9, G09, G21, R29, RV21, RV29, YR07
Other: brads, ribbon, MS punch, nesties, cuttlebug

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Purple Magic

This is my second post of the day, so be sure to check out the post below if you missed it.

A quick post to show the card I made for a couple of  challenges the firs one is for the color challenges last week on StampTV.  The colors were dark purple and black, with the option of white or cream as a neutral.   the second challenge is for the Moxie Fab Plum Crazy challenge. I used the Magic of Christmas and Holiday Greetings from Gina K Designs.  I also used some of the fabulous gold metallic paper from Gina K Designs.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details:
Stamps: The Magic of Christmas, Holiday Greetings
Paper: Pure luxury black onyx, ivory, elegant eggplant
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, copics
Copics: BV13
Other: gold pen, ghost snowflake, gold cord, button, circle punches, nestabilities, rhinestone, embossing folder, cuttlebug

Grateful Leaves

This is me Design Team card for Pile It On the challenge this week is to create a card or project with a fall theme and to use one or more leaves.  Of course you need to incorporate at least one other challenge, I did a total of nine challenges.  I was so happy when my Gina K Designs order arrive on Friday afternoon so I was able to use Festive Frame Melanie Muechinger's newest stamp set. This is a large background frame stamp it has poinsettias in the corners and as I needed to use leaves and a fall theme I stamped the leaves from Signs of Autumn cut them out and place them over the poinsettias.  I did need to color the poinsettias like the leaves so that the little parts the could be seen would appear to be more leaves.  Next I colored in the borders to look like there are brown mats, and then carefully sponged with more mustard outside of the oval.  It is hard to tell in this photo but I used a clear glaze pen on the red berries, which really made them pop.  Thanks for stopping by.
  1. Pile It On: Fall with leaves plus one other challenge
  2. Creative Belli Blog: Raffia or Twine
  3. The Pink Elephant: Brown, Yellow, a Neutral + color of your choice
  4. KaboodleDoodles: Fall Spendor
  5. Our Creative Corner: Inspiration
  6. Our Creative Corner: Sketch SACC39
  7. Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential:Use a stamp repeatedly
  8. StampTV: Glaze Pens (on the berries)
  9. 2Red Bananas: Red, Yellow, Orange and Brown

Card Details:
Stamps: Festive Frame, Thanks a Million, Signs of Autumn- GKD
Paper: Pure Luxury, Ivory, Chocolate Kiss-GKD
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, copics, chocolate chip

Copics: E09, E25, E29, E31, E35, E51, R08, Y15, YG95, YR02, YR04, YR07
Other: Ribbon, Twine, button, glaze pen

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hip Thank you

This was a fun card to make even though it was time consuming.  I started with A Year of Flowers and with a lot of masking created a group of flowers.  For those of you who are not familiar with this set  there are six different stamps used to make the group of flowers.  After coloring them I cut it out as one piece and attached it to a background I had sponged with certainly celery and bashful blue. My next step was to use Hip to be Square stamped on clear plastic to create the window.  Next I cut the squares out for the mats.  I finished it up with a sentiment from Holiday Greetings and added a button and some leaf branches.  This card is also for the challenge over on A Fairly Creative Place to use something clear.

Card Details:
Stamps: A Year of Flowers, Hip to be Square, Holiday Greetings-GKD
Paper: Pure luxury white, chocolate kiss, BG lemonade
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics: I have lost my list, sorry
Other: circle punches, button, twine, branch punch, clear plastic

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CSS Challenge Hop

Welcome to our first Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Blog Hop!

Jessica Fick, the Design Team Coordinator for GinaK Designs has issued a challenge to all of the past and present team CSS team members to make a Christmas card with one of these sketches:

So when Jessica ask last week if I wanted to be part of a special hop this week using her fabulous sketch and with a Christmas theme I couldn't say yes fast enough.  I so love Gina K Designs stamps and all of the ladies working for Gina, and her DT are all so wonderful to work with.  So on to my cards.

Card #1

I used Carolyn King's Warm Winter Wishes. I just love this snowman, he is so cute!  I colored him with copics and cut it out with my nestiabilities, before removing the paper from the die I sponged the background lightly with blue ink.

Card #2

On this card I used the poinsettia from Melanie's Muechinger's A Year Of Flowers.  I colored using copics and then cut the flower before attaching it to the white circle.  I colored the other edges of the petals with R29 and the center of the petals with R24, then I used the blender pen very heavy to blend the colors.  In this photo the swirl looks like little sivler beads, but it is a rhinestone swirl from Me & My Big Ideas.

Card #3

This is little note card I made using the same sketch.  It is colored with copics and then I added some glitter to the snow and candies.

Card details are at the bottom of this post, now make sure you check out the rest of the blogs you will not be disappointed.

I almost forgot to tell you that Nina will be giving some lucky commenter Hip to be Square!! This is a set designed by Melanie Muechinger, I have it and it is a must have set.  Good luck!

We know you're going to LOVE what everyone has designed for us tonight!

Here are the links for GinaK's Current CSS Team Members:

Gina Krupsky - Owner

Deb Felts
Diana S. Queen
Karen Knegten
Melissa Cash
Sharri Seffens
Sue VanDeVusse

and the links for all of the past CSS Design Team members participating:

Brenda Turner, (you are here)
Carla Suto,
Carolina Buchting,
Charlene Merrick,
Dawn Lusk,
DeeMarie Kelemen,
Geri Utterback ,
Giovanna Smith,
Janice Melton,
JenMarie Taylor,
Jennie Harper,
Joy Hadden,
Kay Simmons,
Linda Payne,
Lori McAree,
Melisa Waldorf,
Pam Imholz,
Selma Stevenson,
Shannon Bracken,
Shelly Wilson,
Sue Walsh,
Tina Gilliland

Some of GinaK's Senior Design Team Members and Illustrators wanted to get in on the fun tonight too:

Asela Hopkins
Carolyn King
Gina Krupsky
Jessica Fick
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger

along with Nina Brackett's Guest Designer: Lisa Hjulberg

All of these gorgeous cards from the entire team will be added to the StampTV gallery throughout the next few days with the tag cssjf1 (which stands for center stage spotlight jessica fick 1)

These sketches are also our sketch challenge for this week, so be sure to check out all the information in the discussion in our Challenge group over on StampTV Thursday morning. We'd love to see your cards with the sketch too!

Thank you for stopping by,

Card Details
Card #1
Stamps:Warm Winter Wishes, Holiday Greetings- GKD
Paper: DCWV
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics: B00, BG01, BG18, C3, C5, C9, G09, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, YR04
Other: oval punch, ghost shapes, ranidots

Stamps:A Year of Flowers, Holiday Greetings_GKD
Paper: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, pretty in pink, old olive
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Copics: R24, R29
Other: nestabilities, rhinestone swirl, silver pearls

Stamps: Holiday Cheer_GKD
Paper: DCWV
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Copics:BG01, BG05, RV21, RV23, Y13, YG03
Other: ribbon, glitter

Monday, November 2, 2009

I'm Back!!!!

Sorry I went MIA again!  I have been working on cards, but I can't share them yet.  I made these two cards for the release challenges for Gina K Designs.  If you missed it Gina and her illustrators have some fabulous new stamp sets, I have my ordered placed and have been stalking the mailman.
so my first card is a super simple fast card, it is for Lee's color challenge using cranberry tart, good as gold, black onyx and ivory.  I heat embossed the reindeer and sentiment in gold on ivory, then I layered on black and gold with a cranberry tart base.

My second card is a sketch card for Cindy's challenge.  I colored with copics and used some of Theresa's digi paper.  Layered with all spruced up with a base of rocket red.

Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Holiday Cheer, Holiday Greetings-GKD
Paper: cranberry tart, good as gold, black onyx and ivory-GKD
Ink: encore gold
Other: embossing powder, pearls

Card #2
Stamps: Holiday Cheer-GKD
Paper: white, all spruced up, rocket red-GKD

Ink: memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics:BV17, E31, G09, G14, G28, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, Y21