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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sunset on the lake

Here's another card using Theresa's set "Happy Camper" I guess you all know by now that I love this set. I also used Gina K. set "Eclectic Summer" and Flowers for daisy" all from Gina K. Designs. This one is for a challenge Pam is having on Stamptv and you can find it here.
I used hot coals digi paper from Gina's free download and used that to make my color choices. You can get the papers at freebies at Stamptv.
I sponged So Saffron, creamy caramel and really rust and copics for the mountains.
Have a great day!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Good morning! Looks to be a hot one here today, guess summer is here!
I have two card to show you, the one this above Fishlake I named it because it reminded me of a lake we used to go to.
The fish and the mountain scene is "Happy Camper" by Theresa Momber .
The fishing pole is from "King of the Grill" by Rupa Shevde.
You can get both sets from Gina K. Designs.
Now about the top card again I used "Happy Camper" for the the background. The horse and the hat is from "Out West" by Theresa Momber. The post I made using woodgraining technique as Gina shows in a tutorial on Stamptv. The barbwire is inspired by Catdidit beautiful card she did.
The reflection on fishlake was done by using the stamp-i-ma-jig, I pretty much followed Theresa's tutorial on her Floating Lotus card and here is the link.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, June 26, 2009

A Happy Camper!

I hope you all got to the Gina K. Design release party last night and Wow those girls sure put out some beautiful cards. I just love all the new sets ,this card here is from Theresa's new set "Happy Camper" I really love this one and just did three cards, there are a lot you can do with this set.
I sponged the sky with SU bashful blue and the grass is sponged with certainly celery. The rest colored with copic's. I put a mask over the mountains and then sponged, I did the same with the campfire and raccoon. I hope you like this and you can find this set at Gina K. designs.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Roses for my horse

Good morning, Well, I spent the morning taking my mom in for her eye surgery. She has cataracts and got the first one done today and all went well.
This card is a challenge from Stamptv, Gina had a tutorial on it and then a challenge. It's cas card and using Gina's 120 lb white pure luxury paper so the copics don;t bleed though. Great paper.
The horse is a stamp from Theresa's set "Outwest". The large roses are from Asela's set "Friendship's garden" and you can get them from Gina K. Designs.
Melanie is having a blog hop and giving a free set from her upcoming release to a very lucky winner and there is still time to enter. Here's her blog and then look for Mr. Linky. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Butterfly Wishes

Happy father's day to all you fathers out there. My DH is having to work today so I've been playing. Hee hee. This for the color challenge at Stamptv hosted by Jennie Harper this week.
There is still time to enter and you get a chance to win a stamp set from Gina K. designs.
The background paper is from Basic Grey called Marrakech. I used it because it had all the colors in it for the challenge. The butterfly and the greeting is from Gina K. Designs .
Eclectic Summer
Eclectic Summer sayings
Basic Grey DP
Lime green stickles
Koh-i-noor pencils

Gina K. pure luxury paper
Well I guess I covered everything , so here's hoping you are having a great weekend.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Summer Rose

Happy Friday everybody! This card is from one of my favorite stamp sets. " a year of flowers" by Melanie Muenchinger. This is for a sketch challenge Jessica is hosting over at Stamptv.
I also did this for Melanie's blog hop, you can find out more about it here.
The supplies I used are:

A year of flowers

Kor-i-noor pencils

Black rhinestones

Basic grey DP

I did a little sponging with So Saffron.
Hope you like it and have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Post-it-note cover

Hello, Here's another challenge I did. Selma over at Stamptv is hosting this challenge and it was fun and easy! My kind!! Here are the supplies I used:
Friendship's Garden Gina K. Designs
MS punch
little pearls
pink texture paper
magnetic snaps
3x3 post-it-notes
I did a mask on the flowers and then cut them out.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Good afternoon! I spent three hours this morning with MS tec. after all that time he told me my problem was my anti-virus program!! So be warned ladies before you call, go to the bathroom and get your coffee and snacks your gonna need it!! Sorry had to vent a little, LOL
Okay, now my card. This a sketch challenge card, Donna has going on Stamptv.
The supplies I used are:
Lazy days of summer by Gina K. Designs
Stars and stripes free paper from Gina K. Designs
This was a great challenge and a chance to win more free stamps sets!!
Have a great afternoon and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Polished Stone Flower

Good morning everybody! Hope your weekend is going well. I just got back from my daughter's , my grandson graduated from high school, boy, that is hard, time is flying by way to fast. We had a great time and lots of good food. My daughter Brenda is a great cook, what is it about eating someone else's food that is so good?

Now about my card. Gina from stamptv has a great tutorial on doing polished stone background and bleaching your image. So I gave it a try. Love it! I did make a bit of a mess but that is not unusual for me. lol
The supplies I used are:
Flowers for Daisy by Gina K. Designs
Alcohol inks, lettuce, cranberry and mixative gold all by Adirondack
glossy cardstock
felt pads
Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Elusive Butterfly

Good morning! Here is the card I made for my granddaughter's birthday. Wow! The years are flying by.
Gina from Stamptv did a tutorial on pulling pastels and this is my try at it. The butterfly is from Gina's set Eclectic Summer kit. The dp and the ribbon are Basic Grey which I bought from Gina K. Designs. I used twinklettes by Marvy, to give the butterfly a little sparkle. The pastels are by Alphacolor, I've had these around for a long time. This was a lot of fun mixing the different colors together. If you get chance to, check out Gina's tutorial, you can find it here.
I have two new follower's!!! Yes, welcome to my blog Tina and Melissa, I so love having you here!
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

My first blog award!

.I received my first blog award from Selma, who is a StampTV friend with a fabulous blog (go check it out. Selma
The rules for this award are...
*comment on this blog
*cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog
*nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude
*link to your nominees within your blog post
*comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award
*link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation
I nominate the following fabulous blogs.
Thank you Selma for this honor! Have a great day.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Where's the ice?

Here's another fun challenge card. Lee at Stamptv is doing potluck Friday's challenge and we are to have two seasons on our card. I decided to do winter and summer. The penguin is from Stampendous, I colored him with copics and went over the black with a black Sakura glaze to make it shiny. Then I cut him out.the castle is from "Lazy days of summer" by Gina K. Designs. I sponged the sky with bashful blue and a little lavender lace. The sand is copic and I added some black dots around for texture. The greeting welcome is from tag lines by Gina K. Designs and to your castle is from "just be-claws. I stamped welcome first and then using some tape I taped over from our castle so it wouldn't be stamped. Then I sponged some bashful blue around the oval. The DP is Lime Rickey paper pak. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Up, Up and away!

Sorry this so late. We had a big thunder storm in this afternoon and I turned my pc off for awhile. I made this card after Gina's tutorial on paper piecing, it was so cool that after I received my set on Monday. I went to work on trying it out. The stars and stripes paper is from Gina's free download and you can find it on stamptv under freebies. All the instructions for doing the balloon and on sponging is on Gina's tutorial. The stamp is from "Eclectic Summer kit" by Gina K. Designs. Have a good night!

It's a tall order but......

Good morning! I forgot to tell you about my win! Yep, I won a free stamp set from Gina K. Designs. This is the card I entered in the challenge, we were to use a technique called wax paper background. Gina did a great tutorial on how to do this and you can find it on Stamptv. I had never seen this done before and was trilled on how it turned out. So I got to pick out a set of my choice and the set I decided on was Melanie's "Little Tee". I got it on the same day as my big order from Gina's release. Now about the card the stamp is from Melanie's "Just so hippy" . The ink on the background is creamy Carmel and groovy guava. So saffron on the oval, sponged. The sentiment is from Gina's set called "Elegant Flowers". The ribbon is also from Gina's. Have a great day, I have another post later today. Oh, Gina K. Designs have three new design team members, a big shout out to Lynn, Cat, and Lee. Congratulations!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Quite a Catch!

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. I got my new order in from Gina K. designs today and finally got back into my stamps. Kinda lost my mojo for a bit. Anyway here is a new card from one of the sets I got. It's call Eclectic Summer by Gina. I sponged the background with bashful blue, a little grey and some pink. Gina has a great tutorial on sponging skies on Stamptv.
The water is also sponged with bashful blue and night of navy. Then I stamped the image using the navy. I then added some white gel pen to put some highlights on the water. Watch for from this set! I did this for a challenge on stamptv, Cammies color challenge to use blue and red. Hope the week goes well for you.