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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What I like to wear

Hi everyone!! I have new card to show you, it is for two different challenges. Lynn over at StampTV is hosting this weeks Potluck challenge and we were to make a card about our favorite things to wear. I have a lot but if you were to see every day mostly you would see me in this Tee shirt, tennis shoes and always earrings. I made the earring using gold pearl and I drew the wire with a Marvy gel pen. Trying to make it look like earrings on a card.
The stamps I used are by Melanie Muenchinger "Little Tees" and" School,Sports, Spirit"
Su paper Pretty an Pink, Sage and basic gray
Basic Grey DP
Marvy gold gel pen
The color challenge at SCS is Pink. gray and sage. CC238.
Another preview tonight at StampTV and from what I have seen so far it is Fantastic! It's at 8:00 P.M.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Always on my mind!

Hi there! Hope you are all having a great weekend!! The weather here is just beautiful right now but the weatherman says fall is starting on Monday and it's going to get cold! Bummer!
I made this card for the featured stamper challenge over at SCS. The featured stamper is Tankgrl. I have admired her cards for some time now.
I choose this card for inspiration.
The things I changed are:
Different DP
Different BG color
Different sentiment
I used the cracked glass technique, Gina K. has a great tutorial over at StampTV if you haven't tried that yet. The CS I used is SU Always Artichoke, black and white.
The Dp is Basic Grey and ribbon. I stamped the image with Craft white on Sahara sand card stock.
I almost forgot to tell you the image is SU Upsy Daisy as well the sentiment.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Year of Leaves!

Good evening! Wow can you believe how fast this month went? This my final week with Melanie Muenchinger! I so enjoyed working with her and this fantastic set "A Year of Leaves" I'm kinda sad for it to be over. I still have lots of ideas for this set.

Some info on my cards starting with the top card.
No coloring on this card other I did some sponging around the top edges. The leaf is stamped on "All about Autumn" digital DP from Gina K. Designs. Then I cut it out, so easy. The punch is by Friskers and the card stock is from Gina K. pure luxury pumpkin spice and black and white. The ribbon is from a craft store in Oregon . Nestabilities and MS punch.

The bottom card is another wreath of acorns I did. I colored the acorns with copic's and cut them out.I made a ring of card stock and arranged the acorns around it. The cord is from Gina K. The card stock is Gina's digital "All bout Autumn" and SU. I added self adhesive pearls.
If you haven't been to Melanie's blog she has posted some more of my cards.
A huge thank you! Melanie!

Thanks for visiting my blog and do come on back.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Fruitful Harvest Blog Hop

Today we are having a blog hop to showcase Asela Hopkins new stamp set "Fruitful Harvest" From Gina k. Designs.
I knew as soon as I saw this set I would have to have it. In this card I selected the apple image for my card.
The supplies I used :
CB folder
scrap ribbon
self-adhesive brads
Gina K. Pure Luxury card stock, Chocolate kiss, Pumpkin spice and white
Basic Grey DP

For even more inspiration with the Fruitful Harvest stamp set, head over to Asela Hopkin's blog, the illustrator of this beautiful stamp set. She has also asked her friend Deb Felts to share a card with us tonight too!

Then, take the time to check out all the other GinaK Design Team Member's sharing projects tonight on their blogs:

and our CenterStage spotlight designers:

Hope you enjoy the hop and thank you for stopping by

What a Pair!

Hi, Here is a card I made for a sketch challenge hosted by Shelly over at StampTV . The stamp set is a new one by Asela Hopkins "Fruitful Harvest" from Gina K. Designs.
The supplies :
Basic Grey DP
Gina Pure Luxury card stock Chocolate kiss
Button Basic Grey
I was real pleased with this card and hope you like it! Have a great day!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Caterpillars and Butterflies

Here is another card showcasing Melanie Muenchinger's new set " A Year of Leaves" . I love this verse about caterpillars and butterflies, it has a lot of meaning. I added the butterflies from Gina K. set "Take Flight" and I wanted smaller so I reduced the size in my scanner to 50% . I colored them and cut them out. I sponged on moonlit fog for the leaves and then stamped them.
If you didn't come here by way of Melanie's blog , you can see another card I made that she has posted on her blog using this same set " A Year of Leaves. I have more from this set coming soon.

The supplies I used on this card.
Gina K. Pure Luxury card stock
Chocolate kiss
Green apple
Moonlit fog

Other items I used are
Digital paper " All about Autumn"- Gina K

I hope your day is going well for you and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Blog Hop for School, Sports, Spirit!

Hi everyone! I'm so happy to be included in the showing of Melanie's new set "SCHOOL, SPORTS, SPIRIT! This wonderful set has lots of images and is a great companion to"Sporty Accessories" Which is what I did here in my cards.
In the top card I wanted a football theme so I used the jacket, bag and shoes from School, Sports, Spirit! The football is from Sporty Accessories. Now with the jacket I stamped on a old pair of jeans, cut it out and went around the edges with Fray Check. I added some light blue for shading and then some self adhesive silver brads. The bag after I colored it, I made openings for the shoes.
DP is from Gina K.
All card stock is from Gina K.

The bottom card here is made using the same two sets . The skates and saying is from " School, Sports, Spirit"! The rest are from " Sporty Accessories" I knew as soon as I saw this set I wanted to make something with those skates. Now if I can find those pictures I have of us trying to ice skate!! I will make a scrapbook page. Gina is have a challenge over at Stamp TV to make a card and a page using the same stamp set. I'm halfway there. LOL

Self adhesive brads
Gina K. Pure Luxury card stock

For even more samples of the School Sports Spirit stamp set, please visit the Illustrator of the set, Melanie Muenchinger's blog. Melanie will be offering her new stamp set as blog candy tonight too - so we hope you'll take the time to comment on her blog for your chance to win this spectacular stamp set!

After visiting Melanie, hop over to her guest designer Melissa Shultz's blog for a special card she'll be sharing with us tonight.

Melanie has also asked a few members from StampTV to join us in showcasing her new set, so please check out her friends' blogs here:

Then, stop by these GinaK Design Team Members' blogs participating in Melanie's blog hop tonight:

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Good evening, I'm having so much fun being a guest designer for Melanie Muenchinger . I love showcasing this set "A Year of Leaves" . The sunflower in the top card is from Melanie's set " A Year of Flowers" and caterpillar and leaves are from "A Year of Leaves". The card just below it is the inside of the card. I love this wonderful sentiment from this set! You can find both sets available here.
You might also want to check out Melissa, she is guest designer for Melanie, showcasing "School, Sports, Spirit!" Here.

A few of the supplies I used:
Self stick Brads ( from Gina K. Designs)
Digital paper pack (All about autumn) from Gina's
Card stock is from Gina's

Thank you all for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Autumn Beauty Blog Hop

This is the inside:
Hi, tonight I'm honored to showcase a few cards for you using Theresa's Momber's new set "Autumn Beauty" from Gina K. Designs.
A beautiful and versatile set with 17 images and sentiments. A wonderful fall collection.
All card stock is from Gina K. designs and well as the DP ,which is a digital paper pack called " All about Autumn". In the middle card I also used another set by Theresa "Happy Camper".
All images are clickable.
Supplies for all:
Card stock: Chocolate kiss, pumpkin spice, and vanilla all from Gina K. designs

For more inspiration, please check in on our Illustrator of Autumn Beauty, Theresa Momber. She has also designed a beautiful digital paper pack called All About Autumn that is available for purchase as well. Be sure to leave a comment on Theresa's blog for a chance to win this stamp set!

Theresa has asked several guest designers to join in on the blog hop tonight:
Pam Imholz
Karen Knegten
Jennie Harper
Melissa Shulz
Brenda Turner

Then stop by these Designers' blogs to see the projects they are sharing tonight on their blogs:

Gina Krupsky
Carolyn King

Emily Giovanni

Jessica Fick
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mecurio
Melanie Muenchinger

And finally, check out our CenterStage Spotlight Designers joining us with cards tonight:
Geri Utterback
Shelly Wilson
Tina Gilliland

Hope you enjoy the blog hop and thank you for coming by.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Whisper of Leaves

Good evening! I'm so excited to show you some cards I made using Melanie Muenchinger's new stamp set "A Year of Leaves". I'm still learning how to post on here so please bear with me.
I really do love this set, there are so many ways to use it. In the very top card I also used Melanie's set "Inspiration Mosaic".
The basket of apples in the bottom card is from Gina K. "Signs of Autumn" The rest is from "A Year of Leaves. For a larger view you can click on photo.
All cardstock is Gina K
Dp is digital from Gina K. Designs called "All about Autumn".

For even more inspiration, please visit our Illustrator of the Year of Leaves stamp set, Melanie Muenchinger's blog. You'll want to leave a comment on her blog because she is hosting a drawing for her gorgeous stamp set there tonight!

Melanie has asked her two guest designers to join in on her blog hop too:
Selma Stevenson
Karen Knegten

Also showcasing Year of Leaves stamp set samples tonight are these GinaK Designers:
Gina Krupsky
Carolyn King
Donna Baker
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Theresa Momber

as well as our CenterStage Spotlight Designers:
Geri Utterback
Shelly Wilson
Tina Gilliland

Thanks for stopping in.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Happy Fall Y'all!

Happy weekend! Hope you all are having a great one, DH had to work so I'm spending my time stamping. Here is a card I did using 3 sets from Gina K designs. This is for a challenge over at Stamptv hosted by Tina. It is a sketch challenge and the winner gets a choice of a stamp set! Stamptv has a lot of great challenges with great prizes! The leaves are from Melanie Muenchinger set " A Year of Leaves".
The pumpkins are from Gina K "Signs of Autumn"
The sentiment is from Theresa's set "Autumn Beauty".
I used nestabilities for the background scene I sponged that in. The ribbon and paper is all from Gina K. designs.
I used a black memento marker to draw the faces on the pumpkins and colored with copic's.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Yum! Tomato

Good morning, hope you all are having a great day. I'm so thrilled to be guest designer for Melanie Muenchinger illustrator for Gina K Designs. The card I'm showing here today is from her newest set "A Year of Leaves" I just love this set it can be used so many different ways. It is just the perfect set to use with other sets to change a look and give more uses to your set. My card is an example of this. So I combined "A Year of Leaves" with a set by Gina K "Summer Harvest" I used the tomato from summer harvest and drew in a longer stem and the rest is from A year of leaves.
I colored with copic's and embossed the caterpillar and used stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the leaf right over the caterpillar, I then colored and cut out the leaf.
I could just that caterpillar eyeballing that tomato.
self adhesive pearls
DP is Basic Grey-June Bug.
Cardstock is rocket red from Gina K Designs.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you come back again.