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Monday, May 31, 2010

I'm Yours!

Hello! I have another challenge card to show you. This one is for Vicki's sketch challenge over at Stamp TV.
I used Gina K. Design images for this card "Best Fishes" and some background stamps by Theresa Momber.

I used Basic Grey DP and Copic's. Card stock is by Gina K. designs and Nestabilities.

Have a good day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Birthday Wish

Hello! Hope you are having a great weekend. Yay! The sun is out here!! I did this card for Theresa sketch challenge over at Stamp TV. I used two stamp sets for this one. Theresa Momber set "Sending Sunshine" and Rupa Shevde set " Spring has Sprung" both sets are by Gina K. Designs.

Other supplies I used:
Basic Grey DP
Card stock Gina K. Designs
Memento , Black and tangelo
Flower is from Prima
The leaf is from Melanie set "A Year of Leaves"

Hope you have sunshine on your day and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pocket Challenge

Good morning!! Hope you are having a fun weekend!! My DH is working today so I'm playing with my stamps. I used a sentiment from a stamp set that my Daughter Brenda got me for Mother's day.
My card is for two challenges Tina's color challenge over at Stamp TV. To use Burgundy, white and gold. Then Kim has this challenge to THINK POCKETS at Think ink challenge.

I made a gift card holder and tried to make it look like a pocket.

Here is a view of the inside. The ribbon slides off to open the flap and the card goes in it.

Another view without the card in it.

Supplies I used .
Stamp is from Nina Brackett " Nana's Needlework Sentiments" by Gina K. Designs.
DP is Basic Grey
Card stock and ribbon is Gina K. Designs
Sewing machine.
Punches by SU

Hope your day is filled with sunshine and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Birthday Flowers

Good morning! We are still having temperatures below freezing here and it pretty much has killed off many of the spring flowers, my poor Lilac bush is looking real sad. But I can make spring flowers and it cheers me up!! LOL
I did this for Sharri's Blast from the Past challenge over at Stamp TV. We are to do a card and to paper piece on it. Boy did I get into this challenge I used three different sets from Gina K. Designs to make my flower arrangement. Theresa Momber's set "Sending Sunshine" and "Purrr-fectly Delightful". Gina's set "Spring Florals.

The other things I used were Prisma pencils, lace from JoAnnes, Rhinestone stickers. The DP is Crafty Secrets and the card stock is from Gina K. Designs. Hope you like my spring floral arrangement.

Have a great day and tonight is the big release at Stamp TV! Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Some Gift boxes

Hello! Hope you are all well and able to stamp. Did any of you watch the finale of "LOST" and what did you think of how it ended??? When I first watched it I thought they all had died in the crash and as it went on and on I thought they were in a parallel universe. LOL
I have a couple of challenge projects to show you. They are both a treat box that Karen had on her Anything but a card challenge, at Stamp TV.
The first one here is for the challenge at TMITA to use this image by Nina "Simple Pleasures" Patti Nelson brings us this weeks challenge. She wants us to use the "Simple Pleasures" image by Paper Cupcakes and do anything but a card with a birthday theme

This is the project using Karen's instructions to make this very cute and so easy treat box. I liked it so much, that is why I did the project above the same way. The box is one sheet of card stock scored and folded and no cutting!! I love this technique and will be doing more of them.

For the top box I used prisma pencils, nestabilities and card stock by Gina K. Designs.
For the last box I used Gina K. set "Owl Always Love You" Prisma pencils,card stock is GKD , nestabilities and the sentiment is from Gina's "Spring Mix" stamp set.

Hope you have a great week and thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Hungry Cat

Hello! Hope you all are doing well. I got this wonderful stamp set in the mail today! I won this set from Mark's Finest Paper's doing the Speedy the cat's blog hop. This set is from their next release. Cute, cute set. I colored him with Prisma pencils and OMS.
I made this for the challenge that Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #4 has, to make a card with a animal on it.

The DP is Basic Grey and card stock Gina K. Designs. The little fish image is from Judith. M.S. punch.
If you want to join in this challenge there are still six days left, so hurry over you may win, I DID!
Hope you get to enjoy the weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Some photo's to share

Hi everyone! I have a couple photo's to share and a story. The other day I opened the blinds to the deck and woke up this beautiful fox sleeping on my deck! We both were so startled and just looked at each other. She took off and I didn't get a photo. (Still in shock). But there were two of them playing in the yard this morning and I snapped this photo of them in our neighbors yard. They are just beautiful and still have their winter coats. But I think they are Red Foxes and will be mostly red by summer.

Hope you like the photo's and have a nice day!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quite a Catch! Zen Tangle

Hello! I have another challenge card and a new technique to show you. It is called Zen Tangle and mostly done in black and white using like a Micron pen. The challenge is over at SCS and they have a link here. The fish image is from Gina's new stamp set "Quite a Catch" by Gina K. Designs. I stamped the image and just doodled. How fun is that! I almost called this "Quite a Tail" but thought better of it because I have learned to be more careful of what I put in my titles. IYKWIM.

That's pretty much it! Oh I did use some corner punches. But it was a lot of fun.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Life is Good!

Hello! Hope you are all good and that I didn't shock you too much changing my photo but I thought it was way over do.
The card I have today is for the inspiration challenge over at TCP Tuesday. Tori Armstrong brings this challenge To make a card using this photo as inspiration. I also did it for the sketch challenge at SCS also.

Here is my take on it.

The sentiment is from TCP "Spring Fling" stamp set. . The chair image is from Asela Hopkins set "The Journey" by Gina K. Designs.
I made the umbrella using Spellbinder's nestabilities. The DP is Basic Gray. The card stock is Gina K. Designs.
Also I wanted congratulate Kay Simmons on winning the May Spotlight Guest Designer for Gina K. Designs. Way to go Kay!!!!!!!!

Well that's all for today, thanks for stopping by

Monday, May 17, 2010

Some challenge cards

Hi everyone, hope your day has been great! I haven't been on here much the last few days, just busy with other things. I seriously think I need a housekeeper!!!! Unfortunately, my DH isn't in agreement. LOL. Anyway, my card here is for two challenges. First is Vicki's sketch challenge over at Stamp TV. It is also for the Spotlight challenge over at Mark Finest Papers.

My card here was for Tina's color challenge at Stamp TV. Remember when all the photo's were black and white. But I like the look.

My last card here is for Karen's Anything But a Card challenge at Stamp TV. To cover a napkin holder. I covered my with a dad in mind. This would be a nice gift for Father's Day. He can sit it on his desk and keep mail in it.

Card 1#
Stamps- Spring Mix, Wishes and Dreams, School,Sports, Spirit all from Gina K. Designs
Dp is Basic Gray and card stock is Gina K.
Copic's, nestabilities, stickles and a number punch.

Card 2#
Stamps- Gone Fishing, Happy Camper and Masculine Messages from Gina K. Designs
Card stock is Gina K. and photo paper is HP

Card 3#
Stamps- Inspiration Mosaic, Gone Fishing, Sporty Accessories, Masculine Messages and King of the Grill, all from Gina K. designs
Card stock is SU and Gina K.
A napkin holder from the dollar store

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Vintage Rose

Hi everyone! Hope your week is going well!! I have a new card to share. This is for Sharri's Blast from Past challenge over at Stamp TV. We are to make a card using the cracked glass technique.
The stamps I used are Nina Brackett's new stamp set "Vintage Backgrounds" and Melanie Muenchinger's stamp set "A Year of Flowers" both by Gina K. Designs.

The rose was colored with copic's, the lace background was stamped on K and Co. DP using Grape Jelly Memento ink. The ribbon, card stock and pearls are from Gina K. Designs. The ovals are nestabilities.

Hope the rest of your week is wonderful and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Gina's Movie Magic DT Challenge

Hello! Are you ready for some fun? Gina's Challenge is choose a movie that you like and make a card inspired by that movie.
The movie that I decided on is "A River runs Through it" directed by Robert Redford. I love this movie. Here is a photo of the movie CD that inspired me.

Here is my card that I was inspired to make. I decided on Theresa Momber's new set "Gone Fishing" by Gina K. Designs, for my main image. But I never can stop there I also used the mountain background image from Theresa's "Happy Camper" and never one to stop too soon I also added part of the island image from "Life is Good"
This is also for Speedy the Cats Friends Challenge#2 over at Marks Finest Papers to use a corner punch.

Inside of the card I used Gina's " Masculine Messages" and Nina Brackett " Vintage Backgrounds" both of these sets are so perfect to add to any masculine cards. Card stock is by Gina K. Designs.

For the specific details of the Senior Design Team challenge, please visit GinaK's Blog

Then, check out these designer's links for all the projects they have prepared for tonight's challenge:

Can't wait to see all the wonderful creations from you all! Thanks for stopping by.

Basket of Pansie's

Hello! Good morning, hope you all had great mother's day!! My basket is for Gina's challenge to make a card or project using flowers. This project took me down memorie lane, I grew up on along the coast of California and spent a lot of time gathering shells along the beach. When my sister and I were little girls, we would make all kinds of things out of shells, necklace's , cover cigar boxes with shells and glue them on. We also made flower's using shells and pipe cleaner's. What fun we had. When Melanie Muenchinger came out with this set. " Gifts from the Sea" by Gina K. Designs. I was just thrilled!!
For the pansy's I used the clam shell for the flower and the star fish for the leaves.

Here is a huge close-up of the flower's.

I used copic's to color the petal's and sponged around the edges.
other supplies I used, MS punch, Basic Grey DP, Gina K Designs card stock and ribbon.
Gina has a tutorial on making the basket on Stamp TV.

Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quite a Catch Blog Hop

Hello! Tonight we are showing more samples of this adorable stamp set "Quite a Catch" by Gina K. Designs. I'm having so much fun playing with this stamp set. Love the cute characters!
Now in this first card, I colored the images with copic's. Sponged the background. The foreground sand is copic's E31. The large fan shell I made using the Sunray technique, using Memento's Desert sand and Angel pink. I then used Spellbinder's nestabilities Big Scalloped oval.
The little shell in front is from Melanie Muenchinger's new set "Gifts from the Sea" by Gina K. Designs. Card stock is Red Hot and white from Gina K. Designs.

Now in my next project I made some napkin rings. Using " Quite a Catch" I stamped and colored the image with copic's ,then Sakura glaze pen for the shell of the crab and cut out the image . I then used a image from Gina's set "Organize It" stamped it in really rust ink . I then used Spellbinder's nestabilities label 6. Sponged with really rust and I attached it to the crab image. I rolled the label around a Liquid applique tube to give it a bend in the ring.

Here is what it looks like before I attached it around the napkin. Using a glue dot on one end to secure it. Note the arrow.

I thought this would be really cute for a place setting for a crab feed! I even was thinking it would be cute to stamp him on those white paper placemats.

Visit these designer's blogs tonight for even more samples with the Quite a Catch stamp set

  • Jessica Fick
  • Bev Gerard
  • Colleen Schaan
  • Suzanne Dean
  • Valerie Stangle
  • Cathy Tidwell
  • Lee Murphy
  • Theresa Momber
  • Geri Utterback
  • Tina Gilliland
  • Sharri Seffens
  • Vicki Dutcher
  • Jennie Harper
  • Melissa Shultz
  • Brenda Turner
  • Joy Hadden
  • Linda Payne
  • Jen Charboneau
  • Cheri Weston

  • To see the adorable samples in the StampTV gallery, check out this link: quiteacatch

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    Dad's Fishing Day

    Hello! I have another card to show you. This one is made using Theresa's new stamp set "Gone Fishing" by Gina K. Designs. This wonderful set is soooooo perfect for guy cards. You all know by now I love to create a scene on a card.

    I stamped with black memento ink. Copic's for the grasses and foreground. I sponged the water and sky. The card stock and eyelets are from Gina K. Designs.
    That's it for today, I have to cook dinner. :(

    Hope your week is going good for you and thanks for stopping by.

    Monday, May 3, 2010

    Oh Boy!

    Good Afternoon!! Hope your day is going great.
    I have a CAS card I made for the challenge at the new Mark's Finest Papers SPEEDY THE CAT'S FRIENDS Blog challenges!! We are to make a card using red, white and blue.
    For my card I used Tami Mayberry's new stamp set "Oh Boy!" by Gina K. Designs.

    The image was colored with copic's and the card stock is by Gina K. Designs. The ribbon is from Michael's.
    This is perfect colors to celebrate their first challenge, don't you think?

    Hope your week is good and thanks for stopping by.