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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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Green Christmas Card

Good morning! Hope you are all well!
I did this card yesterday for a challenge over at stamp TV. Cindy is hosting the Monday color challenge this week. The colors we are to use are Ivory and (you guessed it!) green. I went with Theresa Momber's wonderful set " Very Merry Christmas" and Nina Brackett's " Vintage Borders" both are available from Gina K. Designs.
I colored the bells with copic's and went over the ribbon with a clear Glaze pen from Sakura , to give the ribbon a little shine. ( which didn't show up in the photo).
I stamped the images in vintage green by Vivid and the card stock is Gina K. The DP is SU and I colored the pearls with copic's.
That is pretty much how I did this card. Hope you have, a great day!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Female Cardinal

Good morning! I did this card last night for the color challenge at stamp TV, hosted by Karen.
We are to use Ivory, champagne (Lt. gold) and burgundy.
I used Asela Hopkins set " First Christmas" from Gina K Designs.
I used Gina Pure Luxury card stock Cranberry Tart, Good as Gold and Pure Ivory.
I colored the image in Prisma colored pencils, added some ribbon.
I did a female cardinal instead of the red male, share the glory kind of thing! This is my version of the female and I think she is just as pretty as the male.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Winter Fun

Good afternoon! The sun is out and it looks nice but cold out there so in here stamping away. LOL. The card I have here to show is for Diana's sketch challenge over at stamp TV. I just love these challenges!!
About my card, I used Rupa Shevde set "Winter Friends" and Theresa Momber set "Very Merry Christmas" both are available at Gina K. Designs.
In the background I stamped the snowflakes from very merry christmas in craft white and then using a white gel pen added dots for snow.
The penguin was colored with Prisma colored pencils and I then used Sakura glaze pen to give him a nice shine. I sponged the background masking off the little houses. Added stickles for snow.
I hope you like my card. Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Believe in Miracles

I have another post I wanted to show you. A couple of weeks ago I was invited to participate in a blog hop they having over at Creative Clear Stamps sounded like fun so a hoping I went!! lol
Sure glad I did, I won two different stamps from them. I couldn't believe my good luck.
My project here is to show off one of the stamps "Believe in Miracles" . I knew what I wanted to make with this, Beate Johns did a tutorial on making a Luminaria and I thought this would be perfect. Thanks again to Creative Clear Stamps and Linda and Shelly for drawing my name. I love the stamps.
snowflake stickers
SU card stock
Memento in black
Flameless candle
This was a really easy project to make. I also wanted to mention that Linda Payne is having BLOG CANDY! Some really good stuff! Just click on her name above to go to her blog.
I'm off to check out the hop Melanie is having tonight. Have a good night.

Give Thanks

Hello! Hope things are going right with you all! This is another challenge card . Lee over at stamp TV challenged us to make a card using only words for our background, no DP for this one.
I used Theresa Momber's set "Autumn Beauty" from Gina K. Designs.
I used the Happy Thanksgiving and Give Thanks and alternating them with different colors.
I then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz ink.
The supplies I used:
Prismacolor pencils
Tim Holt ink
Gina K card stock pumpkin spice, pure ivory and chocolate kiss
Well, that is pretty much it. Hope the rest of your day is wonderful.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Red Bird

Hi everyone, hope your weekend was great. I made this card today for Gina's technique challenge over at stamp TV. We are to use glaze on our card. I used a sakura clear glaze pen.
I used Asela Hopkins set "First Christmas" from Gina K Designs. This is the set I won on the monthly challenge for October.
I also used Gina K set " Winter Foliage"
Supplies : Sakura clear glaze pen
Basic Grey DP
Gina K pure luxury card stock in cranberry tart and All spruced up.
buttons from Ginas store
I really didn't like the title for this , I just couldn't think of anything fantastic. lol
Take care and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The color of purple

Hi, I have a couple of cards to share with you today . The rose card I made for a couple of reasons, Deb over at stamp TV potluck challenge to a make a feminine card and to add a purple ribbon if we wanted to send it to little Somer Thompson's family. My heart really goes out to that family.

The top card is for Sue's Monday color challenge to use purple, gold and black.
The top card supplies:
Asela Hopkins set "Fruit Harvest" from Gina K.
Prisma colored pencils with OMS
Cuttle bug folder
Card stock is from Gina K.
DP is Basic Grey
ribbon from Michael's

The bottom card supplies:
Melanie Muenchinger's "A Year of Flowers" from Gina K.
Nina Brackett's "Elegant Post" from Gina K
Prisma colored pencils
MS punch
I really liked how these two card turned out, been coloring with prisma pencils for a change and I really how easy it is to blends my colors.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Friday

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CSS Design Team Blog Hop

Hi, I'm so excited to be able to join in this hop. Thank you, Gina and Jessica, I know it was a lot of work to put all this together. I look forward to hopping along with the rest of you.

I used Carolyn King's set " Warm Winter Wishes" from Gina K. Designs. I just love this set.
I masked off the heart. Then using a black memento marker filled in the lines and drew some arms. I drew the mittens and colored everything with copic's.
Card stock is Gina K All spruced up and white.
Deck the hall digi DP from Gina K
M.S> punch
Ribbon is Gina k
Now a word from our sponsor! Lol.

Welcome to our first Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Blog Hop!

Jessica Fick, the Design Team Coordinator for GinaK Designs has issued a challenge to all of the past and present team CSS team members to make a Christmas card with one of these sketches:

We know you're going to LOVE what everyone has designed for us tonight!
Gina's blog
First, here are the links for GinaK's Current CSS Team Members:

Deb Felts
Diana S. Queen
Karen Knegten
Melissa Cash
Sharri Seffens
Sue VanDeVusse

and the links for all of the past CSS Design Team members participating:

Brenda Turner,
Carla Suto,
Carolina Buchting,
Charlene Merrick,
Dawn Lusk,
DeeMarie Kelemen,

Giovanna Smith,
Janice Melton,
JenMarie Taylor,
Jennie Harper,
Joy Hadden,
Kay Simmons,
Linda Payne,
Lori McAree,
Melisa Waldorf,
Pam Imholz,
Selma Stevenson,
Shannon Bracken,
Shelly Wilson,
Sue Walsh,
Tina Gilliland

Some of GinaK's Senior Design Team Members and Illustrators wanted to get in on the fun tonight too:

Asela Hopkins
Carolyn King
Cindy Lawrence
Jessica Fick
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger

along with Nina Brackett's Guest Designer: Lisa Hjulberg

All of these gorgeous cards from the entire team will be added to the StampTV gallery throughout the next few days with the tag cssjf1 (which stands for center stage spotlight jessica fick 1)

These sketches are also our sketch challenge for this week, so be sure to check out all the information in the discussion in our Challenge group over on StampTV Thursday morning. We'd love to see your cards with the sketch too!

Have fun and thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Please come out and play

Good morning, the sun is out but it's cold out there! My card here was a lot of fun to make and I love snowmen and have lots of good memories of playing in the snow. I broke my own record and used four different stamps sets for this one.
Here is the list:
Happy Camper by Theresa Momber
Hip to be Square by Melanie Muenchinger
Just be -claws by Gina K.
Holiday Cheers by Gina K.
The trees are from Holiday Cheers stamp kit, The bucket is from Just be-Claws, the arms on the snowman is from Happy camper and the snowman is from Hip to be square.
MS punch
Black memento marker
The ink bashful blue and ballet blue from SU
white gel pen
Card stock is pure luxury from Gina K.
Technique: Sponging and masking
Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Decorate the Tree

Hi, I just finished this card for Lee's challenge for the Gina K. release party over at SCS. It is a color challenge and we are to use Cranberry Tart, Good as Gold and Black Onyx. No problem there as I love these colors.
The stamps I used are Theresa Momber's set "Very Merry Christmas" and "The Magic of Christmas" by Rupa Shevde both are from Gina K Designs. All card stock is from Gina K. and I used copic's to color the images. M.S. punch and Stickles.

Over at stamp TV, they have all these great challenges to win a stamp set, and I'm always trying to enter as much as I can. LOL. I just won the 3D challenge hosted by Donna. I get a free set of my choice isn't that just to much Fun!! I love it!!!

Hope your day is good.