Monday, September 27, 2010

Buds and Vases Stamp Set by Melanie Muenchinger

Have you seen the Gina K Designs sneak peeks yet? Melanie's latest set is fantastic!!! It will work so well with many of her other sets and many other sets from Gina K Designs.

Here is one of the beautiful cards she made.

"Don't you just love this card? I can't wait to order this set for my self.
"Melanie Muenchinger is releasing a companion to her "A Year of Flowers" called "Buds and Vases", a die cut stamp set filled with brand new flowers and containers, this Thursday night, September 30 at 10 PM CST from Gina K Designs! Be sure to check out her sneak preview of the set on her blog and enter for a chance to win the set!"
Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend,  I did. Not much stamping or blogging, but a very nice relaxing weekend.  so last week I hinted at some exciting news.  I was selected to be on the design team for The Cuttlebug Spot!!!  I am over the top excited, and just what I needed to Kick start my creativity again.  Over in the sidebar I have linked to the whole team.  You really should stop by and visit their blogs as they are full of beautiful eye candy!!!  I am so honored to be apart of a team with so much amazing talent. I start next Monday so make sure to come by and check out the challenge.

Now for a card I made toady for my Dad's birthday later this week.

I also made this for the color challenge that is now over on StampTV.  The colors were brown, green, red and ivory.  I also gave a try to a new technique called distressed stripes. Gina did a video on StampTV last week.  You can view it here.  It is late as I am typing this and need to get to bed.  I hope you have a fabulous week.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Farm Life Gina K Designs
Paper pure luxury lipstick red, chocolate brown, ivory
Ink: memento tuxedo black, new sprout, desert sand
Copics: E19, E31, E33, E35, YG63, YG67
Other: cuttlebug, nestabilities, brads

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Want some??

Last week I ordered some stamps from Kraftin" Kimmie Stamps.  I loved this image and had to have it when I saw it.  Isn't she fun?  I have to tell you that I ordered on a Sunday and had my stamps on Saturday and they came from Canada!!  How is that for fast.  I order from he in the States and sometimes don't get stamps that fast.   Needless to say I will be ordering again.  Just a little note they come bare rubber.  I added teh foam backing and was ready to stamp.   Any way on to my card.  I made it for three challenges.  First is for Kraftin' Kimmmie Stamps!  to make a black and white card or a mostly black and white card.  I opted for the mostly black and white. the second challenge is for Copic Creations copic shading on your image or around you image or both!  Finally A Spoon Full of Sugar's challenge this week is Anything Goes, easy enough!

I have some exciting news to share with you soon. There is a little hint somewhere on my blog. ;-)  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Perfect Poison Kraftin'Kimmie Stamps
Paper: pure luxury black onyx, vibrant violet, DP Bo Bunny
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Copics: BV11, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E50, E51, G05, V17, YG11
Other: cuttlebug, nestabilities, ribbon, MS bat punch, gel pen

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fall Memories GKD Challenge

Today I am sharing a couple of cards I made for Gina's Challenge to make a card inspired by a favorite Fall memory.  My First card is inspired  by one of my favorite trips to the pumpkin patch.  My son was getting close to not wanting to go to the patch with his parents anymore when the patch we would take him to added a Corn Maze.  We had so much fun that the next weekend when my Mom was visiting that we went back this time at night. There were four of us my DH, DS , my mom and myself. We decided that it would be fun to pair up boys against girls and race to the finish.  It was some of the most fun I have every had. We raced through the maze hiding on occasion to scare each other.  I wasn't the most successful as I kept getting a case of the giggles. Here is my card inspired by that fond memory.

Now considering that I was married in October I couldn't pass up that wonderful and happy memory, so I made a card for my hubby.

I rarely make CAS cards, but I have the base on my desk from a rejected card from a few days ago and decided to see if I could make something of it.  I wasn't sure how copics would color on kraft, but they did fine.  I like how the green leaves of the tree came out.  Over all I don't care that much for how it turned out, but we can't love them all can we.

Card Details

Card #1
Ink: memento tuxedo black, summer sky, danube blue
Copics:  sorry I lost track
Other raffia
Note: This card was made totally of scraps!

Card #2
Ink: memento tuxedo track
Copics:E25, E31, R27, Y38,  YG95, YR04
Other: ribbon

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Halloween

 This is a card I made for the challenge this week on Just Us Girls.  The challenge is to use the cracked glass technique.  For me when I saw the challenge I knew that I wanted to make a Halloween card..

Here is a close up of the cracked glass.  Super short post tonight I am doing this just minutes before the Survivor season premier.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Spooky Silhouettes- Gina K Designs
Paper: pure luxury_ Gina K Designs, Basic Grey eerie
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, desert sand, rich cocoa, london fog, cantaloupe
Other: cuttlebug, nestabilities, ribbon, MS punch

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Today I have a card that I made for my In-Laws 63rd anniversary.  They are big time into gardening so I wanted to use something along that theme.  I also, as I usually do worked in a few challenges. First is for today's Featured Stamper on SCS, Die Cut Diva.  I choose this card to case.  Second is the color challenge on StampTV, to use red, kraft, brown and yellow.  My last challenge is for Mark's Finest Papers, speedy the Cat's challenge to use Fall colors.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Farm Life Gina K Designs
Paper Pure luxury kraft, chocolate kiss, lipstick red, sweet corn
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, desert sand, rich cocoa
Copics: C0, C1, C3, C5, E31, E35, E50, TG11, YG63
Other cuttlebug, nestabilites

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sail Boat

I am back with another card I made for multiple challenges.  I use a JustRite image that I stamped off from one of my mom's sets and colored with copics.  The first challenge is for JustRite called Glitter Magic.  I have a love hate relationship with glitter, I love the look but I end up with it everywhere and  it seems to show up in the strangest places over the next few days.  back to the card, I started by finding the DP from DCWV Citrus pack, it is cool and doesn't show in the photo too well but it has a glittery stripe in it.  Next I applied glue and glitter to the turquoise mat.  The second challenge is for Mojo Monday's sketch this week.  The next challenge is for Stampin' B's  to use a charm, it is kind of dark but there is a cute little sailboat charm hanging from the bow.  Finally one more for Speedy the Cat's challenge of five of something, I have five layers and five embellishments.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: JustRite
Paper: Gina K Designs pure luxury black onyx, ocean mist, DCWV Citrus
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Copics:B0000, B00, BG01, E21, E31, E35, E51
Other: ribbon, charm, dew drops, nestabilities, cuttlebug, glitter

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Hello I am back with another multi challenge card.  For this one I used a new stamp from The Greeting Farm. This was my first real time of coloring hair with copics, I still need to practice.  So on to the challenges, the first one is for The Greeting Farm rule of three's. for this challenge you have to use three patterned papers and three different embellishments.  the next challenge is for Stamp Something to stamp something cute.  The last challenge is for  Speedy the Cat's five of something. Okay that is all for now, I do have one more multi challenge card that I will save for tomorrow.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Sing - The Greeting Farm
Paper: tempting turquoise, DCWV Citrus
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copics: sorry I didn't keep track :-(
Other: ribbon, twine, shell buttons, dew drop, prima flowers

Happy Birthday

Today I am sharing a card I made using Theresa's latest set Farm Life from Gina K. Designs.  I also worked in a few challenges.  The first one is Gina's sketch challenge this week on StampTV.  The next challenge is for Speedy the Cat's challenge to use five or more of something, I used five brads.  Nest is the color challenge for Color Throwdown to use kraft, chocolate chip and so saffron.  The last challenge is for Flourishes challenge to make a birthday card.  I have a couple of more cards to share that I will post either tonight or tomorrow.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Farm Life- Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure Luxury kraft, chocolate kiss, Basic Grey Max and Whiskers
Ink: memento tuxedo black, summer sky, new sprout
Copics: C1, E31, E35, E37, W1, W3, YG45, YG63, YG67

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Back To School

Hello I am back. Sorry for going MIA work has been insane this last week or so. Now that school has started and things are settling down I should have much more time to play in my stamping room.

Today I have a card/gift card holder that I made for the challenge this week on Stamp Something to make a back to school card.

Here is the card as it would look coming out of the envelope.

 Here with the locker door open.
 And finally here it is as the gift card would come out.
 I used sporty Accessories from Gina K Designs and illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.  I have had this set for some time now and hardly have used it.  I am not sure why , but it is a great set and it deserves more ink ;-). 

I hope you are all having a fabulous week, the weather here is finally so beautiful that it is hard to go to work and stay indoors.
I would like to thank everyone for all of the support and kind words during my time as a challenge hostess for StampTV.  I loved every minute as a hostess.  If you haven't been over to StampTV to see the changes to the challenges  you should.  There are now only two challenges a week so it should be much easier to keep up.  Thank you much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful long weekend.

Card Details
Stamps: Sporty Accessories- gian K Designs
Paper: Pure Luxury rocket red, black onyx
Ink: memento tuxedo black, cork
Copics: C1, C3, E09, E50, R20, R24, R27, R29
Other: brads