Friday, April 27, 2012

Bee Happy

Today I have a card I made for the sketch (SS16) over at Stamin' Sisterhood.

I used the bee from Gnome Sweet Gnome from Lawn Fawn. The paper is Basic Grey Urban Prairie.I hope you have a fabulous weekend and thank you for stopping by.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Wishing you a Happy Day

Hello I have a quick card I made for Cat's challenge on StampTV to case Melanie Muenchinger.  I am a huge fan of Melanie's and dearly love her stamps so I jumped at the chance to case her as she is so incredibly talented.  I picked this card to case. Here is my take on it.
I changed from a one layer card to a layered card I also used a different sentiment that I scored around. I also sprayed the main body with perfect pearls mist. Something I rarely do is to decorate the inside, but today I decided to. Here is the inside.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week.


Card details 
Stamps: A Beautiful Life, A Year of Borders, Whimsical Wishes, Vogue Vases - Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure Luxury - Gina K Designs
Ink: Kaleidacolor - Tsukineko
Other: rhinestones, Perfect Pearls Mist, Scor-Buddy

Friday, April 20, 2012

StampTV CSS Sketch Hop

Hello, it is time for another StampTV CSS Alumni blog hop. You should have arrived here from incredibility talented Cheri.  If you get lost along the way you can get the entire list of hop participants at StampTV.

This month Melissa has this fabulous sketch for us to use.*NgQ8kFL5eYrgehLlvV7HTuEOQePG5RqDGGoOR9yO3lI5uiiVXujDs0bQfzOVOx-ZeRefHB6jY2wKChn1/CSSApr2012.jpg
 And here is my card.

I used Aloha from Gina K Designs which is wonderful set for tropical cards.  I started off by sponging in the sky, water and sand then I stamped the palm tree and island.  For the Aloha sentiment I stamped it using a stamp positioner and then moved it slightly and without re inking I stamped it again. This gave a great shadow effect.  I had never tried this technique on a sentiment and was very happy with how it turned out.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (April 24), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

Your last stop is the fabulously creative Betty.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

It's Your Birthday!

Hello a quick post to share a card I made for the copic challenge on Outlawz to use a balloon in your creation.  I also used this weeks sketch from Card Positioning System.

I use this cute frog stamp from Penny Black and colored it with copics.  Make sure to stop back by late Friday as I have a card I made for this months CSS blog hop, hint there is a chance to win some Gina K Design stamps. Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The CuttleBug Spot~Easel Card

Hello it is time for another The CuttleBug Spot Challenge.  This week the challenge is to make an easel card.
Here is my card.
I used Dance in the Rain an Itty Bitty set form Unity.  After coloring with copics and cutting out with my oval nestabilities I sponged with summer sky from Memento.  The dp is Walk in The Park from Echo Park.  I am also entering this into iCopics challenge this week to use Spring Colors with your copics. 
Make sure you head over to The CuttleBug Spot and check out the gorgeous creations from my design team mates and the complete details of the challenge.

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


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ippity Opportunity Challenge~Sentiments

Hello and Happy Saturday!  I hope you are having some nice Spring weather like we are.  I have a card to share today that I made earlier this week for the Unity Opportunity Challenge to have your sentiment be the focus of you project.  I love this sentiment in fact it is one of the very first stamps from Unity that I bought.  The background is a technique that I picked up somewhere, I wish I could remember from who so I could give proper credit.  All  you do is color with copics across you paper and work you way up or down changing colors as you go and blending them.  I went over a couple of times until I was happy with it.  After stamping the sentiment I used the left over piece of card stock from a nestabilities cutout. I didn't want to add many embellishments to distract from the powerful sentiment so I just added a few rhinestones to the flower centers.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by.


Friday, April 13, 2012

Flourishes Noon Time Challenge

Hello super quick post to share a bookmark I made for Flourishes Noon Time Challenge from yesterday. The challenge is to create a card or project for the book lover in your life. I made a bookmark. The image is from Life Love and Lemons from Flourishes. I had the image is one I had colored for Flourishes Tuesday Trigger challenge that I decided not to use. It worked prefect for a bookmark and as I had it already cut into an oval it lead me to make my bookmark in a bit of a unusual shape. I like how it turned out.  Thank you for stopping by.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nature Inspired Lace

Hello I am back today with another card. I was lucky to have some time to stamp today and I made this card for Outlawz Copic/Promarker challenge to create something inspired by nature. I am also entering it into Flourishes noontime challenge from Wednesday to use lace. I just adore this little girl from Whimsy Stamps. She is fun to color and I do love to color. It is time consuming though as there is a lot of detail and then to cut out all the pieces for sponging the background. Well short post again as my wonderful hubby is taking me out. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Friday.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Timeless Tuesday~Fruit

Hello I hope you are enjoying your week.  Today I have a card I made for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge.  This week it is to feature fruit on your project.  One of my two Flourishes sets is Life Love and Lemons, so I whipped up this card using this weeks sketch from Card Patterns.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great rest of the week.


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Cherish the Simple Pleasures

Hello and Happy Easter! I have a card to share today that I made for iCopic's challenge to make a card for a child or use a child stamp.

I bought this super cute stamp form Whimsy's Stamps awhile back and hadn't inked yet. I colored her with copics and then masked her and sponged the background sky and ground. I am also going to enter this card into Simon Says Challenge which is to use your favorite tool.   I used copics and nestabilites which are without question my favorite tools.


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The CuttleBug Spot~Sketch

Hello, it is time for another challenge for The Cuttlebug Spot. This week we have this sketch challenge.
Here is my card based on the sketch.
I had so much fun making this card and an idea hit me for another one using both the sketch and the stamps so I made a second card.
I did vary a little from the sketch as I couldn't get the three circles to work for me. I used Wild About You from Gina K Designs which is Theresa Momber's latest set. I am loving this set and it will get a lot of inky love from me.  I sponged the background with Memento inks.  I will also be entering the second card into Craft A Scene's challenge-Silhouettes.   

 I hope you can play along with us this week. To get more details and to see what lovely creations the rest of the design team have head over to The Cuttlebug Spot. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week.


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Monday, April 2, 2012

Get Well

Hello and Happy Monday! Sadly this week I am in need of a get well card for a dear friend and fellow CSS member and someone I was formally on a DT with. Some of you may already know Karen Knegten. Well on Friday she had to have brain surgery. Karen has a long recovery ahead of her. I will be sending this card to Karen.
If you would like to send a card to Karen as well here is her address:
 Karen Knegten 
c/o St.Lukes Medical Center 
2900 West Oklahoma Avenue 
Milwaukee, WI 53215 
Well I was making this card I decided to make another using the same layout but different stamps and colors.  Here is what I came up with.  Two similar cards with very different looks. 
In addition another one of my dear friends Linda Payne is hosting Mix It Up Monday on StampTV this week and her challenge is to make a get well card. I will be entering these cards in to Linda's challenge. I will be back tomorrow with a couple of DT cards I made for The Cuttlebug Spot. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week.

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Card #1
Stamps: Dogwood and Butterfly-Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure Luxury_GKD, Prima
Ink: Memento dandelion, cantaloupe, tangelo

Cared #2
Stamps: Whimsical Wishes-Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure Luxury-GKD
Ink: memento new sprout, pear tart, bamboo leaves