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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Melanie's Anniversary Hop

Hello! I have two cards to show you. Back in August Melanie Muenchinger ask me to be her guest designer to showcase her wonderful set "A Year of Leaves" Need I tell you how excited I was! Once again I get to show off her set again.
For this card I used the sentiment, acorns and some leaves from "A Year of Leaves".
I made this because I can't wait for spring!

I know it's not the time of year, but I love the fall colors.

Congratulations Melanie, on two years of creating such wonderful and gorgeous stamps for us. I am looking forward to more gorgeous sets! Way to go my friend!!

is celebrating two years of blogging and
illustrating for Gina K Designs, and today she has invited 25 designers
and YOU to join the party! First hop through the following
designers' blogs using ev
ery set she has created
since January 2008, from the first to
the 25th! Then go to Melanie's'
to leave a comment for a chance to win a number of
different prizes! So let's get hopping!

Here we go!

Just So Hippy-Charmaine

Just So Hoppy-Donna

What's in Your Tin 1 & 2-Donna

Hip Hop Accessories-Bee

Jumping for Joy-Barb

Cuddles and Hugs-Jessie

Little Tees-Cat

Just So Sporty-Pam

A Year of Flowers-Theresa

Say it with Flowers-Selma

Have a Cookie-Carolina

Tee Talk-Gabby

Hand in Hand-Ally

The Best Things in Life-Shannon, Sankari

A Charmed Life-Cathy

Wee Tees-Libby, Laura Jean

Arranged with Love-Selma

Sporty Accessories-Tina

Inspiration Mosaic-Jennie

School Sports Spirit-Melissa

A Year of Leaves-Geri

Hip to Be Square-Karen

Festive Frame-Linda

Tech Talk- Lee

and Jessica from the GinaK
Senior Design Team have joined in, too!
You can also get in on the hop yourself and increase your chances of
winning a prize by creating your own project
with any one of
Melanie's sets and linking it in the Mr. Linky in her post, see full details here.
Hope you can join the fun! Enjoy your first hop of the year!

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, December 28, 2009

Theresa Momber: Life is Good

Good evening! I have some more cards using "Life is Good" stamp set from Gina K. Designs and illustrator Theresa Momber.
In this first card I used two of Theresa's sets "Happy Camper" the mountains in the back of cabin and "Life is good".

The card here I sponged the sky using SU So Saffron and Creamy Carmel.
The card stock is from Gina K. Designs and the DP is from my stash.
In this card I used "Life is Good" and Melanie Muenchinger's "Hip to be Square" for the window. Both set are available at Gina K. Designs.

The green misty card is sponged on Gina K. pure luxury card stock. I just sponged a darker green around to give it a misty look.
The sentiment I used is "Very Merry Christmas"
another set by Theresa. I made this card just before Christmas and didn't get to post it.

Tonight Theresa is featuring her guest designer Miss Boo (a.k.a. Jen 70) Jenny is a fantastic card maker and artist. She also is wonderful at making CAS cards. For more inspiration using Theresa's "Life is Good" check out Jenny's and Theresa blog.

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful night.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Untitled Hop

Hello! I made a card for Gina's Member Hop for this month's newly released stamps.
I used Theresa's set "Life is Good" by Gina K. Designs.

I colored the the train with copic's and sponged the sky.
The card stock is from Gina K. Designs .
For more inspirations on this set and other newly released stamps, click on the names in Mr. Linky in Gina's Blog here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Blast from the Past Challenge

Good evening! Hope you all had a great holiday. We had a great one I got to spend it with my family and that is the best!! I still have family here so this is a fast post. I made this card for Selma Blast from the Past challenge over at Stamp TV. We are to use colored pencils and OMS. I used Theresa Momber's set "Life is Good"by Gina. I also used a technique called cutting outside the box. The card stock is from Gina K Designs.

I used nestabilities and sewing on my card. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Merry Moose-mas

Good morning! Two more days until Christmas and I hope all is well with you!
My card here is for a sketch challenge over at TMITA using Nina May's digital image.
Isn't it the cutest! This is going to be my last Christmas card this year.

I'm wishing for you, the best holiday season and a safe and healthy new year!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Life is Good!

Hello! I'm so excited , my daughter Theresa Momber has ask the very talented fabulous Jenny Charboneau ( Miss Boo) and I to be her guest designer for the month, showcasing her wonderful new set "Life is Good" from Gina K. Designs
Theresa is featuring me on her blog tonight and Miss Boo has created something wonderful for you to see. Be sure to check it out!

One of the things I like best about this new set is that it's versatility with all the details in the stamp it self, so very little coloring is needed to make your card look like a work of art! It also is fantastic without any coloring.
Here is my first project, a Christmas card box. Gina has a challenge over at Stamp TV to make a seasonal box.
I used copic's to color the image and nestabilities. I sponged around it using SU Creamy Carmel. Card stock is All Spruced Up by Gina k. and DP is from Me and my big ideas. The ribbon from my stash. The box holds about twelve 41/4 by 51/2 size cards.

Here, I made some masculine bookmarks. Using the elk from "Life is Good"

This is how the inside looks and the back.

I designed the bookmarks after a bookmark I've had around for a long time and I really like but it was a little small. I made this 2 3/4 x 4 1/2, rounded the corners , stamped the Elk in memento black. I added magnets and covered it with some DP I have had around. The card stock is from Gina K. " Tan Leather".

Theresa has my other card featured on her blog. I'm heading over to Miss Boo's blog to see what she has created for us, won't you join me.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Blast from the Past Glitter Challenge!

Hello! I have a new card for Selma's blast from the past challenge over at Stamp TV. We are to use colored glitter on our card. Gina has a tutorial video on it here.

Here is a closeup.

I usually have to be careful around glitter as I get carried away and get it everywhere. But after watching Gina's video I seem to have better control!! Some of the supplies I used are : The owl is from Asela Hopkins set " Framed Friends" and Gina's "Holiday Hospitality" for the sentiment. Glitter, quickie glue and the dp background is " Me and my big ideas". Image was colored with copic's.
Thanks for stopping in and have a good weekend.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Life is Good Blog Hop!

Hello! Tonight we are sharing projects using Theresa Momber's beautiful new set "Life is Good" from Gina K. Designs.
This is a fantastic set and I love it!

For this card I used two of the images from "Life is Good" and the mountain image from "Happy Camper" another set by Theresa Momber. I sponged the sky and used copic's. All card stock is Gina K.

On this card I used that wonderful train, from "Life is Good" The train is fantastic as a stand alone image or you don't have to color it at all. I also used Nina Brackets set " Vintage Borders" as the back drop for the train. The holly and senitment is " Very Merry Christmas" by Theresa Momber.

On my last project I made a shade for my Luminary from Febreze. I just took apart the shade that came with it to use as a template. Very easy! I stamped the elk on some vellum , used nestabilities for the ovals. The snowflakes are from Theresa's " Very Merry Christmas" I stamped them using versa mark, sponged on SU bashful blue . This can be put over a flameless candle and if anyone wants the measurements just let me know. I used the scor-pal and scor-pal tape.

For even more inspiration tonight with the Life is Good stamp set, check out these links:

Theresa Momber {Illustrator}
Jessica Fick
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger
Lee Murphy
Erika Martin
Emily Giovanni
Colleen Schaan

Cheri Weston {CSS designer}
Melissa Shultz {CSS designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS designer}

Brenda Turner {guest designer}
Linda Payne {guest designer}

The Life is Good discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is also a valuable resource for tips, samples, and tutorials. Theresa's tip sheet and the Card Kit is available in the discussion as well.

And, finally stop by GinaK's blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win today's featured stamp set or another stamp set valued at $23.95 of your choice!

Thanks for hopping by:)

Christmas cards

Good morning this a fast post as I wanted to show you a few Christmas cards. This is one of my cards I've been making .

The ornament and ornament card I made last year. I made the ornament and attached a magnet to the back. I made the card and under the flap is another magnet. So it can be used as an ornament in your tree.
The stamps I used are all from Gina K. Melanie's set "A year of flowers", Gina's set" Winter Foliage and Holiday Greetings" .
Card stock is from Gina K and I used silver embossing Powder.

Tonight is the blog hop for Theresa's set " Life is Good" starts at 10:00P.M. CST. Hope you can join us in the fun and see all the beautiful cards.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Arranged for You!

Good morning! I did this card last night. It is a digital image from TMITA. Illustrated by Nina.
Yesterday some of my good friends who are on the design team over there had the most gorgeous cards they have done with this wonderful image, I had to give it a try. In this challenge we are to glitz it up! I used glitter on the lemons.

Some of the supplies used: Ribbon, nestabilities, punch,Basic Grey DP, copic's and sponged Creamy Carmel from SU.

The challenge just started so plenty of time if you want to get into the challenge. Here is the link to TMITA Blog.
Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas lights

Good morning!! Hope you are more organized than me! I decided to share a few photo's with you as I have not been posting much lately! I let too much slide and now I'm trying to catch up. LOL
Anyhow, here in this first photo (best I could get) is lights under the snow it really is pretty.
The other two photo's are of my banister with and without lights on. I was going to show you my tree but I can't find my ornaments !! The tree is up and the lights are on but poor thing has not an ornament!! I will try and find them today. Sometime in the future I will take a picture of my stamping area if I can get it cleaned up!!

Have a great day and thanks for coming by.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Blast from the Past Challenge

Hello, I have another challenge card to share with you, this is for Selma's "Blast from the Past" Friday's challenge over at Stamp TV. Selma has selected a video from Gina's tutorial archives called partial embossing using the cuttlebug.

The card I made here is from Theresa Momber's newly released set called " Life is Good" from Gina K. designs. Wait tell you see this wonderful new set, I love it!! She put in the water reflections so all I did was color it then added a little white gel pen and thats it!

If you click on the image you may or may not get a larger view. The image was colored with prisma pencils and OMS. I also used cuttlebug folder and nestabilities and the ribbon is from Gina K. Be sure to check out Selma and Brenda's wonderful samples for this challenge at Stamp TV.
Thanks for stopping in and have a good day!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Inspiration Challenge

Hi everyone, I'm so excited to show you a card I did for Selma's Inspiration challenge over at Stamp TV. I was thrilled when she ask me to do a sample for her.
Here is a photo of her challenge. Isn't this sweater gorgeous.

Here is my card:
I knew I wanted to use this snowman as soon as I saw the sweater. Rupa Shevde's set "Winter Friends" and I used Theresa Momber's set "Very Merry Christmas" both set by Gina K Designs.
I colored the image with copic's and stamped the snowflakes with craft white. The Dp is Basic Grey.
Selma is a wonderful card designer and if you get a chance check out her blog and the challenge over at STV if you play along, you get a chance to win a stamp set valued up to $24.95.

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Presents under the Tree

Good afternoon, wow I can't believe almost a week has gone by without posting a card. I can't seem to catch up. So little time , so much to do but soon the holidays will be over. LOL
This card is for a friend and also a challenge card.
Shannon over at stamp TV, color challenge is to use red, green and gold on our card.

I used Theresa Momber's set "Very Merry Christmas" by Gina K. Designs. The image is colored with copic's and cut out. I used Gina's Pure Luxury card stock "Good as Gold" and white. and the DP is K and Company. The ribbon is from Gina's assortment pack and I used nestabilities for the oval.
I kept this fairly CAS for the ease of mailing it.

Nestabilities petite oval small.
Copic's YG63,G07,G28,R27
Gold gel pen
The gifts under the tree I cut out of some DP I've had around for some time but the colors were perfect.
Did any of you get to see the Gina K previews this week? Fantastic!!! I told myself I would be good this month!! Now, I'm thinking I should buy myself a Christmas present!! Right?
Tomorrow night is Gina K new release and can't wait!!

Hope your day is good and thanks for stopping in.

Friday, November 27, 2009

CSS Challenge Blog Hop

Good evening!

It's time for another CenterStage Spotlight Challenge Blog hop!

Hostess: Jessica Fick {Design Team Coordinator}
Stamp and color the image on Patterned Paper
{ any occasion card acceptable, it doesn't have to be Christmas themed}
{ image may be cut out and layered, but must be stamped and colored on patterned paper}
Requirement: any GinaK Designs stamp set & Glitter
Bonus Challenge: decorate the inside of your card to coordinate

Here is a closeup of the bear.

I used Asela Hopkins "First Christmas" and Melanie Muenchinger "Festive Frame" both by Gina K Designs. I stamped the bear on 7 Gypsies DP and colored him using copic's. then I cut him out. I stamped the frame and cut out the oval.I colored the frame image with prisma colored pencils. I added glitter and to the center of the flowers green micro beads.

Be sure to check out the wonderful creations the other designers have to show you.

Enjoy the hop and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tis the Night Before...........

Good evening! Everyone ready for Thanksgiving? I will spend most of my time tomorrow cooking pies. I have a new card to show you made from a digital image designed by Nina May over at" There's Magic in the Air". I decided to download the image and take the challenge. Use the image and use something fuzzy on my card.
I used Fun Flock by Stampendous for my something fuzzy , on the moose tail, his hair and on the Santa hat.
Isn't this just the cutest? I first saw this over at Selma's blog, last week when she had the cutest penguin card.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgivings. I will be back here on Friday evening to show you something else. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Members Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to my blog as we have our first members blog hop! I love Christmas and love Christmas stamps. The illustrators at Gina K Designs sure came out with some wonderful sets! I love them all!!
By now a lot of you know I love to combine these sets. In the top card I used Rupa Shevde new set "Winter Friends" an older set of her's " The Magic of Christmas" and Melanie Muenchinger's newest set " Festive Frame" for the sentiment. I used bashful blue to sponge in the background embossed with Vivid! in brick. Colored with copic's. The DP is Basic grey. I also used liquid applique, pop-dots, and punched out ghost snowflakes by daughter Brenda sent to me. I meant to put the gifts behind her but in my rush to finish I forgot! lol Next time I will.

In the next card, I also used Rupa's set " Winter Friends", Melanie's " Festive Frame" and also used other Gina K set " Autumn Beauty " by Theresa Momber. I just had to put that bird on that mailbox! All images were embossed with white EP, on Gina K pure luxury card stock Cranberry tart. and white. The DP is Basic Grey. ribbon is from Gina's .
Most of the supplies and all stamps were purchased at Gina K. Designs and are available.

Thanks for joining in the hop and be sure to check out the other blogs for some super wonderful cards! Here is the link to Gina's blog.