Thursday, April 29, 2010


I made this card a few days ago for the color challenge on StampTV for the April release for Gina K Designs.  The colors were turquoise and yellow.  The other challenge is the sketch challenge for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge SSSC66.  I loved this sketch.

I am again keeping this post short, it has been a tough week at work and boy oh boy it has killed my creativity.  I am so looking forward to the weekend.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Eclectic Summer Gina K Designs
Paper: tempting turquoise, lemon drop, silver lining, basic grey lime rickey
Ink: memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics:B0000, BG01, BG05, BG10, E50, Y13
Other: cuttlebug, nestabilities, ric rac, brads

Friday, April 23, 2010

May Flowers

I made my first card for VSN on SplitCoast Stampers!!  Theresa is hosting a challenge called May Flowers, to pop up you flower.  Easy enough, except you have to make your card in 45 minutes or less.  For me that can be a problem, I often take hours to make a card.  This time though I did some planning before I started and wow it helped I finished just in time and managed to squeeze one other challenge in.  By starting with the sketch challenge from CPS (cps163) I was about it really speed it up.  I will be doing more of these challenges what a fun way to get and get a card done.
 Here is a close up of the popped up flowers.

I would like to thank everyone for the well wishes.  My allergies are starting to ease up which is helping me to feel better.  Thank you so much for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Sending you Sunshine- Gina K Designs
Paper: lemon drop, fresh asparagus, Basic Grey Origins
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, cantaloupe, copics
Copics:Y11, Y13, Y15, YG63, YG67
Other: ribbon

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sending you Sunshine

So I have another card that fits several challenges (which I have listed below).  I had a lot of fun making this card and I love how Spring like it is.  It is late and my allergies are in full swing so I am not feeling the best, so I am keeping this very short.  I hope all is well with everyone.  Thank you for stopping by.

  1. Just Us Girls: Color Challenge -, pink, green, lavender with an option of yellow
  2. Res-Q Challenge: to use pastels and an image that makes you smile with an option foo some bling
  3. The Creative Cottage Challenge: Things with Wings
  4. KL Stampin n' Scrappin: Bling it On
  5. One Stop Craft Challenge: Things with Wings
  6. Our Creative Corner: Butterflies
  7. Pile It On: Spring plus at least one other challenge
  8. SCS: TLC269: Paper Piercing
  9. Stamp Something: Layers

Card Details
Stamps: Special Delivery, Spring Has Sprung, Sending Sunshine-Gina K Designs
Paper: certainly celery, basic gray, Basic Grey Sugar Rush
Ink: memento tuxedo black, new sprout, copics
Copics: BV00, RV21, RV25, V17, Y11, Y15, Y17
Other: ribbon, pearls, decorative straight pins, button, embroidery floss

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spring Has Sprung!

Happy Saturday!!!  First off I want to thank everyone for all of the wonderful comments on my part in the StampTV CSS Cookout Cook Book, they mean so much.  If you haven't looked at the cook book yet you can find it here on the freebies page on StampTV, it is full of delicious recipes that I can't wait to try.  So about my card I made this for a bunch of challenges listed below.  I love this little duck from Spring has Sprung by Gina K Designs.  The umbrella is paper pieced with some Basic Grey June.  Thank you for stopping by.

  1. CPS: Sketch-cps162
  2. StampTV: Color Challenge red, yellow and royal blue
  3. Wee Memories: Inspiration
  4. LaLa Land Crafts: to use scraps
  5. Other Lovelies: Embellishments
  6. Sundays with Chrissy: Make it a combo (I combined challeges)
  7. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Spots and Dots
  8. Stamp Something: Layers

Card Details
Stamps: Spring Has Sprung GKD
Paper: rocket red, brillant blue, BG June Bug
Ink: memento, copics
Copics: B02, E25, Y02, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y38
Other: buttons, embroidery floss, nestabilites, cuttlebug

Thursday, April 15, 2010

CSS Creative Cookout Cookbook Hop

It's time for another CSS Blog hop!

Several members of the CenterStage Spotlight Alumni team have gathered some of their favorite BBQ Picnic recipes together for us to make another cookbook!  The cookbook will be available for FREE over on the StampTV Freebie page for you to download and print at your leisure.

But, since we are paper crafters - we challenged them even further to make a project with their recipe in mind to share with us tonight on their blogs!  (The projects are also included in photos on the recipe booklet as well.)  

Here is a photo of my project.

And here is a photo of the invite I made.

So are you hungry yet?  If not you will be by the time you take a look at all the delicious recipes.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy the hop! 

Please check out the links of all the participating designers and then download the Recipe booklet and let us know how you like them!

Card Details
Stamps: Happy Camper, Holiday Hospitality, Just Be-Claws- Gina K Designs
Paper: rocket red, black onyx
Ink: memento tuxedo black, summer sky, new sprout, copics
Copics: I forgot to write them down, sorry:)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bambi Inspired

Second post today for my Are You My Mother post scroll down.
As a stated in my last post Gina has a challenge on StampTV  for a guest spot for the next stamp release.  This is my second card for the challenge.  The challenge is to use a stamp set from the last release and a favorite childhood book as inspiration. For this card I was inspired by the Disney Classic Bambi.  I used Theresa's latest set Sending Sunshine

I used this photo for my inspiration.

Card Details
Stamps: Sending Sunshine Gina K Designs
Paper: fresh asparagus, lemon drop, black onyx, Basic Grey Koshi
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, summer sky, new sprout, copics
Copics: BV00. BV11, C5, E31, E33, E35, E57, V17, YG41, YG63, YG67
Other: MS butterfly punch

Are You My Mother?

I going to try to keep this short as I have one more post for you today.   Over on StampTV Gina has a challenge for a guest spot for the next stamp release.  The challenge is to use a stamp set from the last release and a favorite childhood book as inspiration.  It was a very easy choose for me, one of my very favorite books was a Dr Seuss book called Are You My Mother?  As soon as I read the challenge I knew without a doubt that I would use this super cute image from Spring Has Sprung.

Here is a photo of the cover of the book.

Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Spring Has Sprung- Gina K Designs
Paper: lemon drop, fresh asparagus, Basic Grey Lime Ricky
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, summer sky, copics
Copics:C0, C1, C3, C5, E12, E35, Y13, Y15, Y38, YG03, YG41, YG45, YG63

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Purple gatefold

I am trying to catch up with all the cards I have made lately without posting them here.  This one I made for  a few challenges.  The first one was for the Inspiration challenge on StampTV to make a fancy fold card inspired by this photo.  The next challenge is for Hope Stamps Eternal using this photo.  Next challenge is for Oh Alice! tour project.  the last challenge is for Copic Creations which is coloring flowers.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Spring Florals- Gina K Designs
Paper: Lovely Lavender, Vibrant Violet- GKD
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, dandelion, copics
Copics: BV00, E29, E57, V17, YG63, YG67
Ohter: MS butterfly punch, rhinestones, nestabilites, cuttlebug

Friday, April 9, 2010

Yellow Butterfly

Second post today scroll down to see the first one

Another card for Nina's blog anniversary sketch challenge.  It is also for Tina's color challenge on StampTV, to make a card with yellow, black and white.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Hope is Faith, Take Flight, Hang In There- Gina K Designs
Paper: Lemon Drop, Black Onyx, white
Ink: memento tuxedo black, dandelion, cantaloupe, copics
Copics: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Other: ribbon, pearls, scallop border punch

Birthday Doily

This is my entry for Nina's anniversary sketch challenge.  I was lucky enough to have the chance to use Theresa's stamps last weekend.  I love this set so much that when I won the sketch challenge this week on StampTVg I picked it and my set, it is on its way YAY.   Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Paper: chocolate kiss, ivory, kraft, basic grey 
Ink: Memento
Other: Ribbon

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Casing Theresa

Have you heard?? Theresa Momber is featured stamper on SCS today!!!  I am the lucky one to have her visiting me this weekend!  Last evening Theresa and I were stamping in my stamp room when she received the email that she was going to be featured today.  I am very happy and proud of Theresa.   I have been wanting to case many of Theresa's cards and now I had the chance, yay.  There was a little bit of a problem for me, I was casing Theresa with her stamping three feet away from me, talk about pressure.

I choose this beautiful card to case.  I changed the colors, didn't paper pierce the corners and didn't add any ribbon.  I also added the beautiful tulip from from Melanie Muenchinger's last set A Beautiful Life.

Card Details
Stamps: A Beautiflul Life
Paper: Fresh Asparagus, Lemon Drop
Ink: memento tuxedo black, new sprout, bamboo leaves, copics
Copics: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y38, YG63, YG67