Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Fall y'all

I am back with a second card I made for my inspiration challenge this week on StampTV.

I am also entering this one in mom's challenge on Speedy the Cat and Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.  For all the info on all of the challenges see this post.  Thank you for stopping by.

Stamps: Autumn Beauty, Signs of Autumn, Hip To Be Square
Paper: Pure Luxury Ivory, Sweet Mango, Lipstick Red
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tanglo
Copics: B02, B06, B21, E31, E35, E37, G05, G14, Y15, Y21, YG63, YG95, YR02, YR04, YR07

Wednesday Inspiration Challenge 8/25/10

Today I am sharing with you my last Inspiration Challenge for StampTV.  I have had so much fun doing this challenge each week.  Thank you Gina and Jessica for the chance to be a hostess, it has been awesome!

So for my challenge this week I went to Martha for an inspiration piece. This couple of weeks Fall and Halloween cards have been popping up in Blogland and getting me in the mood to make fall themed cards, so that is the direction I took for my last challenge.

Here is the photo I picked.
Here is my card I made.

If you would like to give my challenge a try here is the link on StampTV.  If you  play you have a chance to win a stamp set valued at 24.95 or less and if you use Gina K Designs stamps you get your name in TWICE!  This is a great week to win as there are some fabulous new sets being release tomorrow.

I am also entering my card into my Mom's challenge for Speedy the Cat  this week to make a Harvest Themed card. I had no idea that she was having a challenge this week or that it would be something that tied in with mine.  I can tell this is the kind of thing that happens with both my mom and sister.  I guess it tells you how much we all think alike.  Speaking of my sister she has an awesome stamp set that will be released tomorrow for Gina K Designs.   Next I am entering this card in Stamptacular Sunday Challenge to use two or more stamped images.   Thank you for stopping by.

Stamps: Signs of Autumn, Autumn Beauty
Paper: Pure Luxury Ivory, Chocolate Brown, sweet mango, Basic Grey Max and Whiskers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cantaloupe, Rick Cocoa
Copics: E31, E35, E57, Y21, YR02, YR04, YR07
Other: nestabilites, twine

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Christmas Cat

Ok so how is that for a lame title? Do you have a hard time coming up with titles or is it just me? Well I will  get to the tag I created.

This is a tag I made last weekend for some challenges. The stamp is from Pink Cat Studio and is colored with copics.  After cutting it out with my newest nesties set I sponged the background with memento ink.  It is hard to see in the phot , but the white on the hat is fun flocked.  I have to tell you it wasn't all that fun cutting out the little mouse, but worth it.  I have the challenges listed below as well as the rest of the card details.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by.


Card Details
Paper: pure luxury rocket red, white- Gina K Designs
Ink: memento tuxedo black, summer sky, desert sand
Copics: B21, BG01, C3, C5, C7, G05, G07, G09, G14, R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, W3

Friday, August 20, 2010

Yellow Daisies

Today I have a card that I made for three different challenges.  The first on is for Speedy the Cat's challenge to Think Flowers.  Next is for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge  Buttons and Bows!  And the last challenge is the sketch challenge this week on StampTV.  The DP is DCWV Citrus and the card stock is Pure Luxury black onyx and Lemon Drop from Gina K Designs. Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Eclectic Summer Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure Luxury lemon drop, black onyx, DCWV Citrus
Ink: Memenot tuxedo black
Copics: E31, E57, Y0000, Y11
Other: ribbon, buttons

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Tonight I am showing you a card I made earlier this week for the sketch challenge on StampTV.  I used Theresa Momber's set Aloha from Gina K Designs.  This is a wonderful set and one of my very faves of Theresa's and is so much fun to work with..  I colored the toucan with copics and then cut out the circle with a nestie, before removing from the die I lightly sponged the yellow background in. The flowers are cut and place on the circle. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Back to School with Just Rite

I made this card for a few challenges, the first one is for Just Rite Stampers.  Their challenge this week is to create a back to school project.  Next is for Our Creative Corner their challenge is also back to school themed. For the next challenge it is for Stampin' Royalty to make a back to school card.  The final challenge is the color challenge on StampTV to use any colors from Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Romance Assortment, I used lipstick red and black onyx.  Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thank you Berry Much!

Hello I know big shock I am posting two days in a row. Today I want to show you the card I made for the current challenge on StampTV.

Here is the inspiration photo.  I found this cool poster at

And here is my card.

I used the strawberries and the stripes for my inspiration.  This challenge runs for a week and you have a chance to win a Gina K Designs stamp set valued at 24.95 or less.  I hope you have time to play along.  Thank you for stopping by.

Stamps: Enjoy the Sunshine, Stamp TV Kit
Paper: Pure Luxury Innocent Pink, Heavy Base Weight White, Basic Grey Olivia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: G17, R08, R20, R22
Other: nestabilities, ribbon doily tag

Monday, August 16, 2010

Playing Catch up

My first card tonight is the one I made for my inspiration challenge this last week on StampTV.  I am late getting here on my blog.  If you hurry there haven't been a large amount of entries this week so it does increase your odds of winning.  Speaking of winning one random winning will win a Gina K Designs  stamp set of their choice valued at 24.95 or less.

Now below are some cards that I haven't shown here on my blog. I am sure that there are more and if you would like you can check out my gallery on StampTV.

Wow you are still here!!  If you have any questions about any of the cards please feel free to ask.  Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ant Party!

This is a card I made for Speedy the Cat's challenge #15, to make your own embellishments.  I made the napkin and the paper plate.  The image is a digi from Doodle Pantry.  I have to make this a quick post as I need to get to work.  Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

These Boots.....

Today's I made for three challenges.  The first is Mojo Monday Sketch #150, second is the color challenge for this last week on StampTV.  The last challenge is for Simon Says "Sing it Baby".  Now I found this challenge to be a whole lot of fun. The first song I picked I just couldn't get to work and I had been talking it over with my mom(Geri) and she came up with These Boots are Made for Walking by Nancy Sinatra.  This is a song that is before my time so I am not sure I would have every thought of it, but with the idea from mom I was able to whip up this card.  Thank you Mom!!  I used Out West illustrated by Theresa Momber and sold by Gina K Designs.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Out West Gina KDesigns
Paper: Pure Luxury sweet mango Gina K Designs, Basic Grey max and whiskers
Ink: Memento rich cocoa
Copics: E31, E35
other: nestabilities, twine

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thank You!

I made another card for this weeks Speedy The Cat's challenge  to make a thank you card. 

I used Markie's Finest Papers set Flourishes and Frame and for the sentiment and Gina K Designs pure luxury ivory, black onyx and fresh asparagus papers and Basic Grey Cappella DP.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration Challenge 8/4/2010 STVINSPIREBT10

Hello everyone, I am going to have to make this a quick and easy post. I am coping my inspiration challenge here for you all to see.

Hello, I can't believe it is August already, where has summer gone.  Thank you all so much for all of your beautiful entries in my challenge.  You all amaze me with your talent and creativity.  This week I picked a modern bedroom for an inspiration piece.  I hope you enjoy it.

I found this sleet bedroom from Duvet and Pillow Warehouse

Here is the card I made.
I was inspired by the stripes on the cover, the shelf and the mirrored circles on the wall.

Stamps: Lovely Shelf
Paper Pure Luxury green apple, pumpkin spice, london fog, chocolate brown, soft sand
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copics: BG10, E33, E37, Y15, YG63
Other: cuttlebug embossing folder

I look forward to seeing how this photo inspires you.

Here is a link to the gallery inspirebt10

I am also entering this in Speedy the Cat's Challenge #14 to make a Thank you card.

And in Simon Says Stamp Challenge Going Dotty. 

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Gina K Designs Illustator Blog Hop Featuring Melanie Muenchinger

I am so excited tonight to be a part of a Blog Hop featuring sets illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.  Last week when I received the email from Melanie asking me to be apart of this hop I squealed with delight.I have been a long time fan of Melanie's work. I have more than my share of her sets.  for those of you who are not familiar with Melanie she is one of the illustrators for Gina K Designs.  For my card I picked my very favorite set of Melanie's A Year Of Flowers.  A Year of Flowers is such a wonderful stamp set to work with and there are so many way to use it.  I never get tried of it.  For my card I started by stamping a bunch of flowers and leaves from the set enough to fill more than half a sheet of card stock.  then I set about coloring them, I wasn't careful at all about staying in the lines and when I was done you may have thought a five year old had colored them!  I planned on cutting them out so the lines didn't matter much.  So after cutting them out I played around with arranging them in a pattern until I was happy, and a card was born.  Here it is.....

Tonight Melanie Muenchinger has several designing friends sharing samples they created using some of their favorite sets from Melanie, take a look!

Brenda Turner
Carla Suto
Carolina  Buchting
Geri Utterback
Karen Knegten
Libby Hickson
Linda Payne
Melissa Shultz
Selma Stevenson
Sharri Seffens
Sue Van DeVusse
Tina Gilliland

Thank you Melanie for asking me to be apart of this special hop.

Card Details
Stamps: A Year of Flowers, Eclectic Summer Saying- Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure Luxury white, sweet mango, DCWV Cirtrus
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Copics: BV08, BV11, E25, G99, R20, R24, R27, R29, Y11, Y13, Y15, YG17, YG63, YG67, YG95, YR02, YR04, YR07
Other: nestaibilites, pearls