Monday, May 31, 2010


Well I didn't go and fall of the face of the Earth, though it may have seemed like it.  I have been super busy and frankly just not in the mood to post anything.  For that I am sorry, I should be getting back on a more regular schedule again.  Goodness I have enough cards to show you some never before seen and some I never go around to posting here.

Before for I get to the card I have to show you today I have some news that I have been trying to keep quite about.  A few weeks ago I was ask to be a challenge hostess for StampTV.  Wahoo, I said yes of course, so for the next three months I will be hosting the Inspiration Challenges on Wednesdays.  I am a bit nervous, but very excited at the same time.  I hope you will be able to play along, you can win a stamp set valued at 24.95 or less and if you use Gina K Designs stamps you get you name put in twice

On to my card I used Botanicals one of the newest stamps set from Gina K Designs.  I made this for Carla's color challenge on StampTV.  Carla picked green, brown and ivory for this challenge, which is one of my favorite color combos.  This is my second easel card , they are so much fun and I love the way they look when displayed.   I will be back at the latest Wednesday morning with my card for my Inspiration Challenge.  Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy Dad's Day

I made it back for another post today!  I made this for the Anything But a Card challenge that Karen is hosting on StampTV.  This week she gave us the challenge of making a gift box.  This little guy is made with just one sheet of card stock and no cutting, nope not one cut in this.  You can find the directions here as well as the info on the challenge.  For the front I used Theresa's latest set Gone Fishing from Gina K Designs.  It is almost time for Lost so I am keeping it short.   Thank you so much for stopping by.

Sweet Shaker

Here is a card I made last week for the Blast From the Past challenge on StampTV to make a shaker card.  I haven't made a shaker card in a very long time and had a lot of fun with this one.  Another short post today, sorry.  I do have some more cards to show I made three yesterday I just need to photograph them and share with you.  I hope to be back later today with at least one of them.

You may not know this about me, but I am a HUGE fan of Lost and it is ending tonight :(  I am excited to finally(hopefully) figure it all out, but very sad to see it end.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps 100% Sweet-Gina K Designs
Paper: bashful blue, brilliant blue, SU retired DP
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Copics: B24, E29, E31, G05, R29, W0, YR04
Other: cuttlebug, nestaiblities, sprinkles

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just Be-Claws

I am back with another card for is for a few challenges.  I am so happy to have my mojo back, it had been on a long vacation.  Nearly every card I made over the last copy of months took me for ever to finish.  Then last week I started being able to create with a little speed again and I have been really enjoying it.  I will list all of them below.  Card Patterns is having their weekly sketch challenge and this week Gina K Designs is sponsoring it.  You can win two fabulous sets.  There is still some time so head over and make a card for your chance to win.    Thank you for stopping by.

  1. Card Patterns: Sketch 64
  2. Just Us Girls: Color Red, White and Blue
  3. StampTV: color Red, White and Blue
  4. Creative Inspirations: Create a card for a child

Card Details:
Stamps: Quite a Catch, Just Be-Claws, Whimsical Autumn- Gina K
Paper: In the Navy, Rocket Red-Gina K
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, summer sky, bahama blue, new sprout, paris dusk, desert sand
Copics: BG01, R08, R22, R27, YG03, YG63
Other: ribbon, EK Success boarder punch

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Inspried Butterfly

A quick post to show a card I made this for Gina's Inspired Challenge on StampTV.  I started by sponging the green background with new sprout and then bamboo leaves from memento.  The foliage is from Hang in There and stamped with new sprout the with bamboo leaves that I had stamped off once.  The butterfly is my favorite butterfly stamp and is from Take Flight.  both stamp sets are from Gina K Designs.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps Take Flight, Hang in There- GinaK
Paper: Pure luxury vibrant violet, fresh asparagus- Gina K, Basic Grey Kioshi
Ink: memento tuxedo black, new sprout, bamboo leaves
Copics: BV00, BV08, BV11, V17
Other: ribbon

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Trophy Trout

Okay here it is, a mail holder made out of a dollar store napkin holder.  This was the challenge from Karen over on StampTV.    I made this for my dad who is an avid fisherman, as in he fishes every day.  The trout is from Theresa's latest set Gone Fishing from Gina K Designs.  Theresa had to wonderful guest designers for Gone Fishing Melissa and Mary Anne.  One of the cards that Melissa did really caught my eye and I knew as soon as I saw it I had to case it, this is my project casing her.  You can see Mellisa's card here.  Thank you for stopping by.

Project Details
Stamps Gone Fishing Gina K.
Paper: Pure luxury chocolate brown, all spruced up, tan leather
Ink: memento tuxedo black, rich cocoa
Copics: C0, E31, E50, R20, R22, YG95
Other: twine, napkin holder, tiny screw brads-Tim Holtz, cuttlebug, nestabilites

Monochromatic Train

I have been making some changes to my blog, I hope you like them.  I was getting very tried of the old template and needed something fresh and new.  On to my card, I made this one for Tina's color challenge on StampTV using black, white and gray.  I also am entering it into Copic Creations challenge to make a  monochromatic card. This is the second card I have made within the last week without any embellishments, something I almost never do! 
 I will be back later today or tomorrow with another item I made, something new for me. Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps:Happy Camper, Life is Good-Gina K.
Paper: Pure luxury black onyx, white-Gina K.
Ink:memento tuxedo black
Copics: C01, C3, C5, W0,W1,  W3

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cracked Glass

Hello just a speedy post to share a card I made for this weeks blast from the past challenge on StampTV.  The challenge was to use cracked glass technique on your project.  I haven't used this technique in a long time and it was fun to revisit it.  Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A River Runs Throught it Inspiration

So it is that time of the month again, no not that time, Gina has posted her monthly challenge to win a guest spot for a month and not only do you get to be a guest designer you also win the entire newly released stamps!!!  The challenge this month is to use stamps from the last release based on a favorite movie.  This was easy choice for me, I knew the second I read the challenge that I wanted to use A River Runs Through It for my inspiration.  What a wonderful inspiring story about two brothers learning about love and how fly fishing in Montana bring you closer to God.  I also used the sketch for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge(SSSC68).  Thank you so much for stopping by and all of the wonderfully sweet comments, they mean a lot!

Card Details
Stamps: Gone Fishing- Gina K.
Paper: chocolate brown, tan leather-Gina K.
Ink: memento tuxedo black, cantaloupe, summer sky, tangelo, rick cocoa
Copics: B24, C1, C3, C5, E09, Y0000, Y15, Y21

Just Us Girls DT Try Out

They are having a Design Team call for Just Us Girls and this is my entry.  The challenge is to make an item using a template and a card using the sketch they provided.  I used Sending Sunshine from Gina K Designs for my card and Slip Cover box template from My Time Made Easy. I have all of the supplies used listed below.

For the images on both the card and the box I started by stamping the daffodils and coloring them with copics.  Then I masked them and using post it notes I masked off for the horizon and sponged the sky and then flipped the post its and sponged the ground.  The foliage was added last by inking with bamboo leaves and stamping off two times before stamping on my image panel.  The butterflies were added last and inked with danube blue and stamped off twice before stamping on the image panel.

The template for the slider box can be found here at My Time Made Easy.  Wow if you have never tried one of these templates you should.  The download is very fast and easy, plus they are very reasonable priced.  The box was fast and easy to put together.  All I did was add the stamped panel and some ribbon with a button accent. Thank you for stopping by.

I am also entering this card and box into a few challenges. First for Clearly i Stamp to create a project using flowers.  The second challenge is for Gina's inspiration challenge on StampTV.  Finally for the Speedy the Cats Friends challenge #2 over on  Mark's Finest Papers, to use a corner punch on your card.

Card/Box Details
Stamps: Sending Sunshine, Eclectic Summer-Gina K
Paper: Pure luxury white, fresh aspargus, lemon drop
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, summer sky, cantaloupe, danube blue, bamboo leaves
Copics: Y000, Y13, Y15, YG03, YG63
Other: nestablities, cuttlebug, ribbon, floss, button, brads, crop-a-dile corner chomper

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quite a Catch Blog Hop

For my first card I had to make an underwater scene.  What a fun set to work with.   I wanted to have a treasure chest in my scene and didn't have a stamp of one so I sketched one out and colored, for the most part I like how it came out.  For the ocean floor I used sandpaper that I tore.

This guy is my favorite image in the set, I just love his attitude!  I also am entering this on in Tina's color challenge on StampTV.  Again I will post the details below.  I want to keep this short so if you only hopping through to see all of the wonderful creations by the other designers you can get right to it. 

   Visit these designer's blogs tonight for even more samples with the Quite a Catch stamp set
To see the adorable samples in the StampTV gallery, check out this link: quiteacatch  

Card One Details
Stamps: Quite a Catch Gina K Designs
Paper: black onyx, pure luxury white-Gina K Designs
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, bahama blue, summer sky, copics
Copics:B0000, B02, BG01, BG05, BG10, C1, C3, C5, E13, E29, E37, R22, R24, R32, RV25, Y17, Y23, Y38, YR000, YR00, YR21, YG03, YG63, YG67
Other: pearls, sandpaper, gold gel pen

Card Two Details
Stamps: Quite a Catch Gina K Designs
Paper: turquoise sea, innocent pink-Gina K Designs
Ink: memento tuxedo black, tempting turquoise, copics
Copics: BG01, BG05, BG10, BG15, RV11, RV23, W1, W3
Other: pearls, cuttlebug, nestabilites, twine

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Summer Birthday

Here is a card I made for the sketch on StampTV and the color challenge over on Markies' Finest Papers.  The colors are red white and blue.  As usual I am  posting just before the deadline, so I will keep is short. There still is time to enter the color challenge for Markie's Finest Papers, it ends Friday and you can win a stamp set from the new release. I want to tell you that I appericate the comments you all leave, thank you!

Card Details
Stamps: Eclectic Summer, Eclectic Summer Sayings
Paper: GKD pure luxury white, brilliant blue, BG June Bug
Ink: memento tuxedo black, summer sky, copics
Other ribbon, brads, nestabilities, cuttlebug

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Purple Flowers

Have you heard there is a new challenge blog, Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge.  As most of you already know I love challenges and I rarely make a card that isn't for at least one challenge.  This week it was a very easy challenge all you had to do was use one of Isabella's images, which are adorable.  So as you know I also love combining challenges and this card is no exception.  I also used this weeks sketch on Card Positioning Systems. I am just under the deadline so I will finish so I can get this one entered.  Thank you so much for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps Isabella's Sketchbook
Paper: elegant eggplant, pale plum, Basic Grey Kioshi
Copics: BV0000, BV00, BV11, E33, V17, YG63, YR21
Other: ribbon, floss, button, rhinestones

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Okay I survived last week and I think that I am back in the swing of things and most definitely ready to create.  I made this card for a few challenges first up is for There is Magic in the Air.  This week the challenge is to use a free digi download of the lily image to create your card.  Second is Tina's color challenge on StampTV, to use the DP paper on her card for the colors to make your card.  The last challenge is for Giovana's challenge to make a Mother's day card. 

Thank you for all our your well wishes and support. I hope to spend the rest of my day straightening my craft room and working on cards.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Card Details
Stamps: There's Magic in the Air free digi download,  Inspiration Mosaic, Notes to Mom-Gina K Designs
Paper: fresh asparagus, lemon drop, black onyx-Gina K Designs
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics: BG01, E37, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y38, YG03, YG63