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Thursday, October 29, 2009

A White Flower ( 3-D Challenge)

Good afternoon, all week I have been going to make a card for this challenge. Finally got it done.
This challenge is over at Just of Girls (JUGS) in this project we are to have a 3-D flower on our card. They even have a video on how to make these gorgeous flowers, a very easy project. Mona did a fantastic job on explaining how.
I decided to do a black and white card as I rarely make and not sure why because I really like them.
White tissue paper
Die cut
Card stock Gina K.
Stamps are by Gina K. "Signs of Autumn and Thanks a Million".

Hope your day is good and thanks for coming by.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thanks Patti

My friend Patti has bestowed this fun award upon me! Thank you, Patti! You should visit her blog, she does a fantastic job on her cards and makes me feel good about my cards ! She always puts a smile on my face! I have to tell you 5 things about myself and then pass it onto 5 of my friends. So here it goes:

1. I worked as a hairdresser for 35 years and now retired.
2. I have 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren, my mom, a husband and a cat. I dearly love them all.
3 I love chocolate!!
4. I love to read and watch romantic comedy movies and books
5. I only pretend to know what I'm doing on the computer. LOL
I am passing this on to Brenda, Sharri, Donna, Tina, Mary Anne ...... Can't wait to read 5 things about you girls! LOL!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Snowy Christmas

Well, it's Monday evening and the rain has started. But first the wind blew a whole lot of leaves down. My DH said when he got home from work ,what happen to my yard! LOL
I love to color and can spend hours just coloring but not so on the layout.
For this card I used Gina K. stamp set "Tree Silhouettes" for my main image and Theresa Momber set "Very Merry Christmas" for the sentiment.
I masked it off and sponged using SU going grey for the sky and then bashful blue for shadows in the snow.I then used a white gel pen to add snow to the trees.
Some brad, silver ribbon and a sticker finished off my card
Hope you like it. Have a good night.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Christmas Holly

Hi, we are having a beautiful fall day here, it did drop down into the twenties last night. We are expecting rain tomorrow though. Yesterday, my DH and I spent most all day in the yard getting ready for winter.
Today I made a card for Cindy's color challenge over at stamp TV. I just love the challenges there.
The stamp set I used is Theresa Momber's " Very Merry Christmas" from Gina K. Designs.
In this challenge we are to use blue, green and yellow.
I used Gina K. pure luxury " All spruced Up and Sweet Corn.
Su Night of Navy
The button and the ribbon is from Gina K.
The DP is from Memory Box.
I used copic's for coloring and went over that with Sakura Glaze pen to give it a shine.
Hope your day is wonderful and thanks for coming by.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Embossed on Glass Ornaments

Hi, I'm back! I was going to spend today cleaning my stamping area and do some commenting. and if I had time maybe some house work!!
Didn't do any of that!! Noooooo, I played.
A few years ago my daughter Brenda showed me how to stamp on these ceramic ornaments. We spent a lot of time painting on them and they turned out very nice. I made a lot to give to friends.
I picked up some at Michaels the other day, they are $1.29 each. I embossed on them with super fine gold powder from Gina K.
You have to be careful, the glass does get a little hot.
The second photo from the top is a photo of whats on the back of each of the ornaments.
Supplies: embossing buddy, gold embossing powder, stones, and VersaMark
Stamps :
A Very Merry Christmas by Theresa Momber from Gina K.
"Holiday Cheer" stamp kit by Gina K.
"A Year of Flowers" by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K.
A tip about this make sure to use plenty of the buddy because the powder really sticks to it.
Have a good day.

The Promise

Good morning! We have snow in the Trinity Alps and on Mount Shasta showing with a promise of things to come! Fall is in full swing! I love the beauty of it but dread the cold.
My card is for a stamp TV friend who's DH is really ill and needs encouragement. So with him in mind I made this card for the challenge Lee has for potluck Friday.
We are to use words only , no stamped images. I love this sentiment from Melanie's set "A Year of Leaves" and thought it would be perfect for my card.
I think the shiny paper is from Michaels called platinum. I stamped the sentiment and using a mask from Tim Holtz sponged with creamy caramel from SU. The DP is from memory box and the self stick brads are from Gina K.
The button is basic grey and some scape ribbon finished off my card.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

T P Candle Holders

Happy weekend everyone ! Hope it is going well with you all. We had a very nice day here in the mid seventy's and a day of raking leaves. But I still got in time to play as you can see.
I made these for a challenge over at stamp TV . Donna is hosting the monthly 3-D challenge and we are to use TP holder or paper towel holder in our project. I made these little candle holders out of TP Holders.
These are only suitable for flameless candles.
The stamp in my project is by Carolyn King called " Warm Winter Wishes" from Gina K Designs.
100% of the proceeds for the sell of these stamps are being donated to the Alzheimer's Association in honor of her grandmother's memory! A wonderful cause and a beautiful stamp set.

Warm winter wishes stamps
ribbon from Gina K.
Card stock is rocket red from GKD
Dp is from SU
Snowflakes stickers and a heart button
Flameless candles ( You can get them at the dollar store)

Hope the rest of your weekend is great. Thanks for coming by

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Golden Bells

Good evening, kinda of late for me to be doing a post but I was so excited about this card as I tried something new and I think it turned of fairly well. My friend Selma did this great tutorial on her blog about this type of embossing using nestabilities .
The stamp I used in my card is from Gina K Designs "Very Merry Christmas" by Theresa Momber .
I also made this for Kay's color challenge over at stamp TV. To use cranberry.green and lt. blue.
metallic rub-ons
gold brads
Gold embossing powder
DP is from 7 gypies
Cranberry tart CS is from Gina K.
Old Olive is from SU

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Blog Hop for " Very Merry Christmas"

Good evening, I'm pleased to show you a sampling of Theresa Momber's newest stamp set "Very Merry Christmas" from Gina K. Designs. This is the best yet!! I love all of Theresa's sets but I think I like this one the best.
The top card is pretty much a basic card. All card stock is from Gina K. I used copic's to color the image and brads are from Gina K. I used nestabilities and Encore! Metallic gold .

The next card using more of the images from Theresa's set. I stamped the fireplace image on a some DP from Basic Gray colored it with copic's. I colored in the window with a dark blue and added white dots for the stars. I then added some copper sticker tape around the Mantle and drew in some candles for on top of the Mantle. The tree was colored and cut out. I used nestabilities for the sentiment and rubbed gold around that using metallic rub-ons. I paper pieced the curtains.
Thanks for stopping by.

For even more ideas with Theresa Momber's A Very Merry Christmas stamp set, visit her blog link below as well as the GinaK Idea Center here: A Very Merry Christmas. Theresa's tip sheet has been added to the Idea Center as a PDF so you can print out her tips and suggestions for a handy reference tool. We've also included her Copic coloring links too.

Here's all the Designer's Blog Links to check out tonight:

September's Center Stage Spotlight Team:

and finally, Theresa's Guest Designers for A Very Merry Christmas:

Halloween Time

Hello, we sure had a powerful storm last night, but I think it's on it's way east!! So look out!!
I have another card here using Melanie's wonderful new set " Hip to be Square" I just can't say enough about this set! I sponged and masked the background and used some clear stamps I've had around. A tip about the window: I stamped the window on some acetate using StazOn in black, then after it dried. I then used it as a guide to how images would look on the card, you can even stamp on it using like a dye ink and then just wipe it off. Hope you like my card.
Tonight Theresa Momber is having a blog hop featuring her newest set "Very Merry Christmas" This is a wonderful set and one of my favorites, so if you chance check all the wonderful samples. It will start at 8:00pm PST.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Blog Hop for "Hip to be Square"

Hello and welcome to Melanie Muenchinger's blog hop for her newest stamp set "Hip to be Square" I was pleased to be included in the blog hop as I love this set and hope to be able to show it off.
The first card (the one on top) I used the window stamp on acetate using black StazOn. Then I stamped the ornaments, colored them and then embossed. I sponged with SU going gray on Gina K Pure luxury white card stock. I then stamped the pine limbs. I added Stickles and glitter. I put it all on Red rocket cardstock.
Supplies: copic's, stickles, glitter, stazon, acetate and gold pen
Stamps: Hip to be square, Very merry Christmas, The magic of Christmas and Winter Foliage. All stamp set are available at Gina K. Designs.

In my next card I used stamps from "Hip to be Square" to make my ornaments.I stamped them and colored them with copic's used a gold pen on the hanger part and embossed and cut them out. Then using gold cord attached them to my card. The sentiment is from "Very Merry Christmas" from Gina K. Designs.
Supplies: Gold cord, copic's, Vivid Red ink pad, gold brads and card stock is from Gina K.
This is a fantastic stamp set and I have lots of idea's for this set and I highly recommend it.

For even more ideas with Melanie Muenchinger's "Hip to be Square" stamp set, visit her blog link below as well as the GinaK Idea Center here: Hip to Square. My tip sheet has been added to the Idea Center as a PDF so you can print out all the tips and suggestions for a handy reference tool!

Here's all the Designer's Blog Links to check out tonight:

September's Center Stage Spotlight Team:

and finally, Melanie's Guest Designer for Hip to be Square:

and Special guests:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Hi, I have another card for you, I made this for Just Us Girls challenge to make a card with piecing. Also a little preview of the blog hop Melanie is having for her newest set "Hip To Be Square" tomorrow night 10:00 PM CST.
The dog, girl and window curtains were pieced.The window pane is from Melaine's set "Hip To Be Square" The background scene is from Theresa's new set "Very Merry Christmas" The girl and dog I have had for ever well over ten years. I used copic's to color and Gina K. card stock.
I'm off to post this challenge and hope to see you tomorrow night.

Winter Trees

Good Sunday morning! I got into doing these Aspen trees lately! I did this one for Linda Payne's sketch challenge over at stamp TV. I make a lot of cards for the challenges there because they have such great challenges and give away a lot of wonderful stamps! So if you want to give it a try, the link to stamp TV is on my sidebar.
About my card, I used Gina K. set "Tree Silhouettes" I stamped the image in craft white on soft sand card stock from Gina K. I used a black and gray marker on the trees.
M.S. punch
Ribbon and brad is from Gina K.
Background DP is by Memory box.
Hope you like my card and thanks for coming by.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Season Greetings CPS 136

Hello! I have a new card from Theresa Momber newest set "A very Merry Christmas" From Gina K. Designs. I did this for the sketch challenge on CPS. That Gina K. is sponsoring.
Card Details:
Stamps - A very merry Christmas
Glossy card stock
Gina K. card stock rocket red, deck the halls digi paper
Ribbon is from Gina K.
Ink- Memento and Encore! Gold.
Hope your day is good and thanks for coming by!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Happy Holiday Greetings

Hi, I had a wonderful weekend with my grandson, he had go home yesterday. So I'm back in my craft area, I call it that, because it's in our bedroom, sad but true! Not as bad as it sounds I have a really large bedroom and the only drawback is when my DH goes to bed , my card making is over for the night. LOL
So now about my card I made this for the Janice's sketch challenge over at StampTV. I used Theresa's set"Autumn Beauty" and the sentiment is Rupa's " The Magic of Christmas" both set are available at Gina K. Designs.
The supplies I used:
Ribbon and pearls
SU Paper
I cut open the mailbox door and made some envelopes and glued them in. Hope you have wonderful week! Thanks for stopping in.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Aspen Trees

Hi you guys! Tonight is the release of Gina K. Designs new stamps!!! I have been waiting all week . This will be a short post because I played instead of getting some things done now I have to hurry so I can be ready to watch the party over at SCS at 5:00 PST.
The stamps I used in this card are Gina K. "Tree Silhouettes" and "Elegant Flowers".
I used the Thumping technique to create the leaves and Tim Holts ink for the color . All card stock is by Gina K.
Hope you have a good evening.