Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Show Me The Stamps Holiday Kick Off


Welcome to the Show Me the Stamps Holiday kick off.  Several of the Gina K Designs Illustrators have brought together their design teams and guests for a lineup of fun and exciting things to share using their stamps. We also want to help you celebrate the holidays in style with some Gina K Design stamps!

PRIZE #1 For this hop the Gina K Designs Illustrators will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each Illustrator’s blog.

Want an extra entry?
Become a blog follower of any of the illustrators and leave a comment letting them know you did. That’s up to 8 chances to win if you become a follower of each illustrator and leave a comment!!

You can find the complete list of Gina K Design Illustrators participating on Theresa Momber’s blog. Be sure to read below to find out how to win a Prize #2!

For this card I colored the poinsettia and pines with copics and then using Nestabilities Matting Basics A and B I cut out the frames.  Then using the largest of the dies from Matting B I embossed a frame on the card base.  I was going for a CAS card that will be great for mailing.
 On this card I embossed the tree with silver detail embossing powder added the blue rhinestones and silver glittered star brad.  I stamp the sentiment on vellum and the tore it attaching it with silver brads. 

PRIZE #2 Theresa will personally be sending out a Vogue Vases 2 Clear Stamp Set to someone who comments on our blogs as well. Here is the complete list of Theresa’s designers...

Melissa Shultz
Melissa Cash
Brenda Turner 
Kay Simmons

When you get done be sure that you hop on over to Theresa Momber’s Blog to get the complete list of Gina K Designs Illustrators participating and entry for a chance to win that $50 gift certificate!

Deadline to enter for the gift certificate drawing is 5pm Central time on Thursday. November 15, 2012—release party day! AND just in time for someone to do some exciting release party shopping when the new stamps become available at 7pm!

I will also be entering the blue tree card into CAS-ual Fridays Clean and Simple Challenge.  This week their challenge is So Torn. To create a Clean and Simple project that has something torn on it.

Thank you Theresa for allowing me to to join in this hop and for the wonderful stamp set which I will be using often.  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week.
Brenda

78 comments:

  1. Bren, I love your cards! The CAS poinsettia card is so crisp and striking! Aren't the matting basics awesome? Now I'm jealous because I only have one set. Love the white tree on the blue background. Gorgeous cards! Thank you!!!

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  2. Gorgeous on both of these! I really LOVE that tree on the blue though!

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  3. These are just great! I really love that first one!

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  4. gorgeous cards, love the CAS layouts
    Kim x

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  5. love that white card!! the matting basics embossing on the base is terrific, not just for mats! your design is perfect for the poinsettia spray!!

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  6. I love the embossing on your card base! Makes it so elegant!

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  7. Your cards are BEAUTIFUL! I love the silver tree~

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  8. Both cards are beautiful. Love the crispness of the first. And like the added the pearls on the second card. Really makes it elegant.

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  9. Beautiful cards Brenda! I love them both!

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  10. Gorgeous cards, Brenda! Love them both, but the simple, elegant layering on the first really caught my eye.

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  11. Love the traditional holiday colors on your first card, but the tree is especially gorgeous.

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  12. Very nice!!! Love the coloring!

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  13. The blue card is so stylish. Looks so professional. Very pretty

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  14. I like the crispness of the white with the first card and the wintery feel of the second.
    ~Melissa, Dilly Dabbles Doodles

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  15. Brenda your cards are absolutely gorgeous. I love both of them, that Christmas tree is one of the prettiest tree stamps I've seen and the clean fresh look of the Poinsettia card, so tailored is my favorite. Beautifully done.

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  16. Yay, I am now a follower of your wonderful blog. Lots of inspiration here!

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  17. Beautiful cards! Love them both!

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  18. Great cards! I really like the tree!

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  19. I LOVE your poinsettia card. Like REALLY love! Your tree card is whimsical, traditional and sparkly, but the poinsettia card took my breath away!

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  20. Both cards are lovely. The red and green one is so clean; looks like it should be above a fireplace. Louise

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  21. Both of these cards are gorgeous! And now I find I must check out Spellbinders Matt Basics which I'd not taken note of before this card....where have I been?? I've also elected to follow your blog on Google Friend Connect. TFS your wonderful talents.

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  22. Love the blue and silver tree and how the vellum is torn in stead of cut!

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  23. LOVE BOTH OF YOUR CARDS LIKE THE IDEA OF MADE FOR MALLING
    vanda

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  24. Ahhhhh..... the blue bkgrd with silver tree took my breath. Lovely.

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  25. Love the CAS design of these. The second one is just stunning. Love that deep blue.

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  26. Awesome cards Brenda. I especially like the blue tree with bling.

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  27. I just signed up to follow your blog. What beautiful cards you made. Can't wait to get some of the stamps and start trying some of the projects.

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  28. Both cards are absolutely gorgeous, and simple to mail off. I live in Alaska, and the A2 size takes more to mail off than a 5x7, but these give me great ideas for mine! Thank you

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  29. The cards are beautiful! I really love the tree.

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  30. Ok... Now I am really inspired to get off my duff and start getting ready for christmas! Thank you for sharing!

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  31. Such beautiful cards! Love them both. I'm your newest follower:)

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  32. Beautiful job done with both of these cards!

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  33. Such gorgeous cards you created. I am so in love with that set and have used it many times this year for my Christmas cards.

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  34. Both of your cards are beautiful. I really love the blue and silver. :)

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  35. I love both of these cards!! Just may case them :)

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  36. Beautiful cards! I love traditional colors on your poinsettia card and the torn vellum on the other!

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  37. Beautiful, bold and fresh cards! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  38. Wow Brenda, two beautiful cards. I especially like the one done onthe white card base with the poinsettia ... very stunning.

    Judy Covey
    paljudy@comcast.net

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  39. Brenda (LadyofCards)November 13, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Two beautiful cards, however, the first one is my favorite. The framing, not sure but it is really beautiful.

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  40. Stunning CAS poinsettia card. Crisp borders and gorgeous image.

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  41. Lovely cards--my fave is the silver embossed tree and blue rhinestones.

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  42. What is it about poinsettias? They just seem to bring out the Christmas spirit to everyone! This card is no exception. Very stunning and classy. The silver tree is also elegant. Great cards!

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  43. The cards are great! Love the tree with bling!

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  44. Gorgeous cards. I really like the layering and embossing on the poinsettia card.

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  45. Love the clean and simple look with this poinsettia image. Great coloring on it.

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  46. Great cards. I love the simple designs.

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  47. Both cards are just stunning!!! Love them!!

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  48. Love these both. Makes me wish my stock of seasonal stamps was less and had ordered them.

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  49. Oh wow - the color intensity is fabulous! Great card!

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  50. Love these CAS cards. Just the kind that I love to make.

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  51. Very nice, both of your cards! Love the torn vellum on the second one, it's a great contrast with the overall cleanness of the card.

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  52. Beautiful cards. Love cards featuring poinsettias and trees. Love your color choices

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  53. the flower is so bright it pops off the card at you! I love your blue/silver combination on the tree. So sparkly!

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  54. wow love both cards your coloring on pointsetta is great but I love the CAS of the tree with blue and silver.

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  55. Your Poinsettia card is beautiful! I love the background embossed frame.

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  56. Ohhh these cards are stunning. I have been eyeing the sb card mats, I think you just convinced me

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  57. Such beautiful cards! Love them both. Very elegant!

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  58. Love that elegant border embossing as well as the torn vellum!

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  59. Absolutely stunning Brenda!!!

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  60. Your cards are so elegant, Brenda. Thanks for sharing! i am a new follower

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  61. Two gorgeous CAS cards, Brenda! You are so good at creating those! Love them! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  62. Love your torn edges on vellum with the Christmas trees! It's absolutely beautiful! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  63. LOVE both the cards! I have you listed under my favorites, now I'm offically a follower.

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  64. Fantastic card! I love the whimsy of the tree and silver and dark blue make such an elegant visual!

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  65. Both of your cards are amazing! The white with pointsettia is beyond striking, and I adore the tree with bling and the torn vellum just speaks to me. Thanks!

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  66. Bright clear stamping.
    Gives it fresh looking card xxxx

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