Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration Challenge 7/28/2010 STVINSPIREBT9

For my inspiration challenge this week on StampTV I choose a beautiful floral wreath from Darby Trading Company.

I was inspired by the bright colors and  the flowers.  Here is my card.

I hope you have time to give my challenge a try this week.  To get all the details on the challenge head on over to StampTV.  You can find the challenge HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.

Stamps: Spring Florals, Versatile Verses
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Ocean Mist. Die Cuts With A View-Citrus
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: E29, E35, Y11, Y13, Y15, YG63, YG67
Other: Nestabilities, ribbon

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gina K Designs Design Team Challenge

Well it is that time again, when Gina post her challenge to win a spot as a Guest Designer.  This month she challenged us to use a technique from one of her videos on StampTV.  If you haven't watch any of these videos then you are in for a treat.  Gina does an fantastic job showing how to do all types of neat techniques.  I picked Nestabilites Highlighting.  I took the highlighting a step farther and used some post it notes to create a scene background.  After sponging the sand, sea and sky I gave it some texture with the sand stamp from the Aloha stamp set.  I also use a white gel pen to make some waves in the sea.  I also used the sketch from this weeks sketch challenge on StampTV.  Thank  you for stopping by.

Card Details
Paper: Pure Luxury Soft Sand, Fresh Asparagus, Sweet Mango, Basic Grey Marrakech
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, desert sand, summer sky, bahama blue, danube blue, dandelion, cantaloupe, tangelo
Copics: E00, E53, R11, R20, R22, R24, R35, Y15, Y21, YG63, YG67, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR21
Other: Jute riboon, cuttlebug, nestabiltiies

Inspiration Challenge there is still time

I a late getting this on my blog.  To be honest I have been so busy and feeling very creative.  This is from my weekly inspiration challenge on StampTV.  I found this gorgeous stain glass medallion on  Cornerstone Emporium.  As soon as I saw this I knew it had to be the one for this week.

Here is the card I made.  I was inspired by the circular shape.

I used the doily from Nana's Needlework.  I only colored the center section and then cut it out with a nestabilites circle.  After cutting out the circle medallion I inked it with versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder
 repeating about three times until I had a nice smooth finish.  It is hard to see in the photo but I stamped the entire image on the base to give a shadow effect. 

There is still time to play along and the odds at this time or good as there hasn't been very many people enter yet.

Here are the details to enter.

Please upload
your creation to the STV gallery, using the tag STVINSPIREBT8.
You do not need to use Gina K Designs stamps to participate,
we'd love it if you did! In fact, if you use Gina K Stamps in your
entry, that your name will be added to the prize drawing TWICE! Please
be sure to create a new project for the challenge versus linking
up something you've created before.  You have until next Tuesday July
27, at 8pm CST, to upload your sample. One winner will be drawn at
random to win a Gina K stamp set valued at $24.95 or less!

In order to be included in the
random drawing for a free GKD stamp set, please create a new card (or
project) for each challenge that you participate in. Using one card for
multiple challenges is not permitted.  
Please read the challenge specifications
carefully as only those that follow the challenge closely will be put
into the drawing for the prize.

Stamps: Nana's Needlework
Paper: Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea, In the Navy, Ivory
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky, Versamark
Copics: B05, E37, G24, R83, YG03, YG11
Other: prima flower, button, twine , nestabilites

Monday, July 19, 2010


I made this card for the sketch challenge on StampTV.  And as usual I just got it posted just in time.  If you get a chance there are are 5 challenges a week and that means five chances to win a stamp set valued at 24.95 or less from Gina K Designs.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Aloha- Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure Luxury Kraft, Grass Green
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics:BG45, E25, E31, E33, R17, R22, Y15, YG63, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR21
Other: circle punches, jute ribbon, nestabilities

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Seeds of Kindness Blog Hop

Tonight I am part of a blog hop for the latest card kit from Gina K Designs, Seeds of Kindness.  This is a wonderful set that can be used many ways.  Card details will be posted at the end of this post.


For more details on the card kit that is included with the purchase of the Seeds of Kindness stamp set, please click here.  Then, to see even more samples with this versatile stamp set, visit these designer's blog links who are participating in the hop tonight:

    Then, for even more inspiration be sure to check out the Idea Center for all the samples that everyone has shared in the StampTV gallery.

    I also worked in some of the challenges form SCS Dare to get Dirty.
    Challenges for Card #1
    In Touch With Texture

    Challenges for Card #2
    All that Glitters

    Thank you for stopping by.

    Card Details
    Card #1
    Stamps: Seeds of Kindness-Gina K Designs
    Paper: Pure Luxury Kraft, fresh aparagus, cranberry tart, vibrant violet
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Copics: BV13, Y15, YG11, YG63, YG67, YR21
    Other: corner chomper, scallop border punch

    Card #2
    Stamps Seeds of Kindness-Gina K Designs
    Paper: Pure luxury fresh asparagus, black onyx, Basic Grey kioshi
    Ink: memento tuxedo black,
    Copics:E09, YG11, YG63, YG91, YR21
    Other: nestabilities, rhinestones, brad


    Here is a card I made for the color challenge on StampTV to use yellow, green and one neutral.  I also am entering it in the Dirty Dozen challenge, TV Dinner.  To make a card with a tv theme.  I love this little frog and choose to go with the Muppet's and Kermit is my favorite Muppet.  I am off to finish my card for tonight's blog hop, I will post again later tonight.  Thank you for stopping by.


    Card Details
    Stamps: Hang in There-Gina K Designs
    Paper: Pure Luxury lemon drop, Basic Grey Orgins
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, desert sand
    Copics: E33, E35, E37, R11, R29, Y23, YG03, YG06, YG63, YG67, YR000
    Other: Nestaibilies

    Friday, July 16, 2010

    You make my heart bloom

    Hello everyone I hope you week went well.  I have been spending some time with my family this week so I haven't been blogging or stamping much.  Today I am showing you the card I made for my inspiration challenge on StampTV.  I picked a beautiful cake from Pink Cake Box.Here is the photo I used for the inspiration.

     Here is a direct link to the cake.
    I used the colors, flowers, butterflies and swirls for my inspiration. If you would like to play along here is the challenge.  You have a chance to win a stamp set from Gina K Designs valued at 245.95 or less.  I will be back on Sunday if not sooner as part of a special blog hop for Gina K Designs.

     Now most of you know me by now and I love to combine challenges and my own challenges are no exception.  I worked in two other challenges.
    Markie's Finest Papers: Punch It!
    KL Stampin' N' Scrappin': Dry Embossing

    Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

    Monday, July 12, 2010

    Wishing You

    Ok today I have a card I made for two challenges.  The first is for Melissa's sketch challenge on StampTV.  The other challenge is for Speedy the Cat's challenge to use a punch.  I finally was able use Seeds of Kindness.  What a fun set to color.  I also used a color combo that is way out of my normal, but I really like it and was just a little surprised.  Unfortunately that colors didn't photograph very well.   I need to get going on my challenge for later this week so I will go for now.  Thank you for stopping by.

    Card Details
    Stamps: Seeds of Kindness, Botanicals- Gina K Designs
    Paper: Pure luxury Kraft, Cranberry Tart, Fresh Asparagus, Vibrant Violet
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Copics: BV13, E09, E33, E37, E50, Y15, YG11, YG63, YG67
    Other: EkSucess border punch

    Sunday, July 11, 2010

    Happy Halloween

    I made this card for Linda's Blast From the Past challenge on StampTV.  The challenge is to make a card or project using the Split Negative Technique.  Here is a link to Gina's Video on StampTV.  thank you for stopping by.

    Card Details
    Stamps: Spooky Silhouettes Gina K Designs
    Paper: pure luxury black onyx, Vibrant Violet
    Ink: Vermark
    Other: embossing powder, word window punch, ribbon, twine


    Hello everyone I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.  Too bad it is nearly over, as the weather here has been gorgeous!!  I am finally starting to feel better I can't beleive how much that sinus/eye infection took it out of me.  I made this card for a couple of challenges the first being for Copic Creations to color a bird, well as soon as I saw that challenge I knew that I wanted to ink up one of the birds from Theresa's newest set Aloha.  I also used the colors from Carla's color challenge on StampTV.   Which I am barely getting in before the deadline.  The colors for the challenge are orange, green and turquoise ad hard combo for me until I releazied that it is a perfect combo for a tropical card.  I wish you all a wonderful week.  Thank you for stopping by.

    Card Details
    Stamps: Aloha, Hang in There, Gina K Designs
    Paper: Pure luxury base weight white, fresh asparagus, sweet corn, turquoise sea
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, tangelo
    Copics: BG05, C3, C5, C7, C9, E33, E37, E51, R08, Y11, Y15, YG06, YG63, YR02, YR04

    Thursday, July 8, 2010

    Aged to Perfection

    Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful summer.  I made this card for my mom's birthday and for the sketch challenge (JUGS40) on Just Us Girls. For my card I used my newest set from JustRite called Birthday Wishes.  I am also entering this in Speedy the Cat's challenge 10 to use die cuts.   Thank you for stopping by.

    Card Details
    Stamps: Birthday Wishes- JustRite
    Paper: Pure luxury soft sand, vibrant violet and basic Grey Green At Heart
    Ink: memento tuxedo black, copics V17, Y23
    Other: ribbon, cork, buttons, nestabilities

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010


    My card today is for my weekly inspiration challenge on StampTV.

    Here is the inspiration photo I found on JudiAnne's Esty shop.

    Here is what I created using the flowers and the black background for my inspiration.

    I hope you have time to play along with my challenge, there is a chance to win a stamp set of your choice valued at 24.95 or less.
    I also used the sketch (CPS174) from Card Positioning Systems.  Gina K Designs is this week sponser and you have a chance to win a stamp set form Gina K Designs.

    Thank you for stopping by.