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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

WIW Sketch Challenge

Hope you had a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!  It was a white one for us as it snowed most of the day, with all the snow we had this week, we had to change our plans and spent a quite day at home, the snow is pretty but not if you have to travel in it!!
It is "What If Wednesday" sketch challenge here at Repeat Impressions, Wendy has provided us with this awesome sketch.
Here is my take on the sketch. The image is from Repeat Impressions " Santa Hat Penguin" # 8814W. 
We would love to have you join us in this challenge and you can find all info on this challenge here at The House That Stamps Built.




Here is the rest of the Rock Stars with more inspiration to show using this sketch.



Have a great day and thanks for stopping by

Monday, December 24, 2012

SOTW At Repeat Impressions

Merry Christmas eve! Hope you have a warm and safe holiday with family and friends. We have a stamp of the week here at Repeat Impressions to share, "Winter's Eve" #3805 This is such a lovely stamp, I made two to show you.
All info on getting this stamp at half price is here at The House That Stamps Built.


 



For more gorgeous samples check out what our other rock stars have to show you.

Have a wonderful holiday and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge

Hi there! I just had to play this awesome challenge at Flourishes Timeless challenge #200 . I got the clear ornaments at Micheals and having fun playing around with them .
This first ornament I used Flourishes stamp set "SNOW WONDERFUL"  The image wasn't the size I needed so inked it up with Memento black and the wiped off the side edges with my finger. Then I colored it with Copic's and extended the image and added another tree by just using a memento marker on the tree. I added it to the ornament and it's done. I added a sentiment and who it's from on another cut circle and added to the other side.

For this ornament I used a image from Flourishes stamp set " POINSETTIA PINE" colored with Copic's and cut it out added a flameless tea light .
Here it is without the light. You could put in some snow, a photo or small candies.



Well that's it for today, they saying we are going to get a lot of snow the next few days.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Designer's Choice Challenge At RI

Good morning! Are you ready for Christmas? I'm not, but that is nothing new. lol
Today, I'm doing the challenge for the DCC at Repeat Impressions. So my challenge for you is to use at least two shades of blue.

For my sample I decided on a Easel  card, I used this gorgeous stamp from Repeat Impressions "Snow Skating" #4714. I colored the image with Copic's and cut it out, I also cut off  on the bottom of the stamp , then stamped the swirl on some vellum trying to make it look like ice.  The sentiment is also by Repeat Impressions " Christmas" # 1141W.
Here is the front of my card.



Here it is opened.



If you would like to join us in this challenge you can find all the info here at The House That Stamps Built. For inspiration  check out the fabulous samples the rest of the team has to show you.
se That Stamps Built. For inspiration  check out the fabulous samples the rest of the team has to show you


Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



Monday, December 17, 2012

CSS Alumni December Blog Hop

Hi there! Welcome to CSS  Blog Hop for Gina K. Designs. I guess we are winding down with the Christmas cards but here are a few more I hope will inspire you. This month Linda Payne is  hosting and she has ask that we make a non-tradional holiday card with no red or green. You should have arrived here from CHER'S blog.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Friday morning (December 21), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K.
For my first card here I I used a set illustrated by Theresa Momber " JOYFUL HOLIDAY" by Gina K. Designs



The main image here is set by Theresa Momber " CELEBRATE THE SEASON" and the sentiment 
is also from "JOYFUL HOLIDAY" both are by Gina K. Designs.  I found this ornament at Micheals and thought this would make a nice gift set. I didn't get a chance to make a box for it yet. All card stock is by Gina K. Designs. I used Memento ink "Lulu Lavender" for the top card and "Teal Zeal" for the sponging on the rest. Spellbinder's die's. Copic's for the images.


A closer look  





I hope you are enjoying the hop and are inspired by all the gorgeous creations the rest of my team mates have to show you. Next stop is JOY'S  you will want to see her fabulous card. If you came by my blog first you can  still start at the top by going here at  STAMP TV 
Thanks for stopping by and MERRCHRISTMAS!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

WIW Sketch Challenge at RI

Hi there! Welcome to What If Wednesday Sketch challenge at Repeat Impressions. Thanks Wendy for providing us with this great sketch. Hope you can join us and maybe win a prize.
 You can find all the info on how to enter here at The House That Stamps Built



For my card I used a really fun stamp " On The Twelfth" #2109W by Repeat Impressions.  The die is by Spellbinder's and ribbon is from Joann's.


For more inspiration check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations.



Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


Monday, December 10, 2012

SOTW at Repeat Impressions

Good morning!  Welcome to the Stamp Of The Week here at Repeat Impressions. This week we are featuring "Santa Cat" #3307.  Isn't he just the sweetest!!! In fact my DH and I are thinking that we are ready to get a kitten again. All info on getting this stamp at half price is here at The House That Stamps Built.


Be sure to check out some of the rock stars samples.

Pattie, Karen Cheri

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Update on Holiday Cards

Hi there1 I have been getting some requests on the colors and how I did the flowers, so I thought I would do a little tutorial on how I did my flowers for this card. Keep in mind I'm not very good at doing tutorials.

Here is how I started , using Melanie Muenchinger's set "A Year of Flowers" by Gina K. Designs, stamped the flower using London Fog Memento ink.




I then sponged the center and on upper part of the petals with New Sprout by Memento


Then I used Copic's R01 coloring the bottom part of the petal and blending into the green. Next I used R20 to darken and blend, as shown. The leaves were colored with YG13 then I added G24 and then 
a little YG67 for shaded areas. For the center of the flower, I used Orange and Yellow Stickles. After coloring the flowers and the leaves, I cut them out. I sponged the back panels with Cantaloupe by Memento and then Rose Bud over that. These colors make a gorgeous peach color that goes well with GKD card stock "Just Peachy. You can see how this was done on Theresa Momber's  tutorial here.
After seeing where I wanted the leaves placed I glued them down and cut out a few flower petals (just for a different look), then attached the flowers using pop-dots.  Well that is all and I hope it was helpful.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Designer's Choice Challenge at RI


Hi there! Welcome to Repeat Impressions Designer's Choice Challenge. Pattie is has brought us this wonderful challenge of Create a Tag and /or Bags. Well this is perfect for me as I need more tags. The mitten die's are from Spellbinders using the largest one cut out on some designer paper. I added a band using a crimper on white CS for two and a scrape for the other.  The gorgeous images are from Repeat Impressions "Poinsettia" #2012W and "Twig Snowman" #2003W. Images were colored with Copic's. I cut the tags with die just above the fold.



Hope you can join us and look forward to seeing what you create. You can find all the info on this challenge at The House That Stamps Built. For more inspiration be sure to check out what the rest of the team came up with.




Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.



A Couple of Holiday Cards

Hi there! I'm working on Christmas cards and here are a couple I did for some challenges at Stamp TV.
This first card is for STV12 MON48 hosted by Sean,he is asking that we make a card or project using warm colors and warm wishes.  Here is what I came up with.
The base of the card is "Just Peachy" card stock by GKD. The die is by Spellbinders. Magnificent Squares. I don't have this die (which I did) but Theresa my daughter does and while visiting I cut out a couple!! I sponged them with Memento. The images are from "A Year of Flowers" illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger by Gina K. Designs. I colored the flowers and leaves with Copic's and cut them out. I also cut out a couple of petals (just for a different look.) The Sentiment is from another of Melanie's sets "Stately Flowers 5".



This is the card I made for my friend Linda's challenge at Stamp TV and Linda wants us to make a card or project using NON TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY COLORS, no REDS or GREENS. I decided to go with warm brown tones. The stamps I used here "Joyful Holiday"  were illustrated by Theresa Momber and by Gina K. Designs. I stamped the string and bow with rich coca by Memento and then went over it with Sakura pen which gives a sparkle in real life. I used some stones in place of ornament just for a different look.


Well that is it for today, thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

WIW Sketch Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Hi there!  Welcome to another What If Wednesday at Repeat Impressions. Wendy has provided us with this marvelous sketch.

Here is my take on the sketch. the stamp image is just gorgeous! So perfect for a masculine card. This image can be found at Repeat Impressions "Duck's Take Off" #2914 W.
Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions, "Duck's Take Off"
DP: Basic Grey
Copic's, embossing folder, Spellbinder's
Card stock: GKD


If you would like to join us in this fun challenge? you can find all the info at The House That Stamps Built. You will find lots more wonderful inspiration using this sketch from the rest of the rock stars.


Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

SOTW at Repeat Impressions

Hi there my friends, hope you all had the best Thanksgiving. we got home last night after having a wonderful time at my daughter's with family and friends. Brenda and I even had some time to play with  her stamps!!
It's time for the Stamp of the week at Repeat Impressions and this time it is one of my favorite stamps at RI. "Twig Hair Snowman" #2003-G. You can find all the details on getting this stamp at a GREAT price at The House That Stamps Built. The sentiment I used on my card although not part of the special price is Repeat Impressions "Snowmen Fall" #4601.


Hope you get to check out the gorgeous creations some of our Rock Stars have to show you.


Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions
Card stock: GKD
Ink: Memento-  Black and Danube Blue for sponging
Copic's and white gel pen
Scor Pal and Vellum

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Designer's Choice Challenge

Hi there! Can you believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving? It just plain snuck up on me. Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving!
Well here it is the DCC (Designer's Choice Challenge) at Repeat Impressions and this week Karen has brought us a great challenge to use non- traditional color Christmas card.
I used this fabulously cute image from Repeat Impressions. "Twig Snowman" #2003W isn't this just the cutest? The sentiment is also by Repeat Impressions "Christmas" #1141.
For all the details on this challenge please check out RI blog The House That Stamps Built.


You will want to see what the rest of the rock stars created for more inspiration.



Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WIW Sketch Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Good morning! Welcome to another What If Wednesday  at Repeat Impressions.
Wendy has furnished us with this great sketch, hope you can join us.



For my card I used the "Poinsettia" #2012 W and  the sentiment is" Christmas" #1141W both are from Repeat Impressions. I I stamped the Poinsettia five times and colored them with Copic's and cut them out . The leaves are from a die. The card stock and DP is from GKD. I really liked this sketch and happy I'm actually getting some Christmas cards done.


You can find all the info about this challenge at The House That Stamps Built.
For more inspiration check out what the rest of the team has created.

Hope you are all doing well and thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Show Me the Stamps Holiday kick off!


Welcome to the Show Me the Stamps Holiday kick off for Gina K Designs!  For this month’s hop, several of the Gina K Designs Illustrators have brought together their design teams and guests for a lineup of fun and exciting things to share using their stamps.  Today I am excited to help illustrator Melanie Muenchinger showcase some of her past sets!

The Gina K Designs Illustrators have also decided this month they want to help you celebrate the holidays in style with some Gina K Design stamps!

For this month’s hop the Gina K Designs Illustrators will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each Illustrator’s blog.

Want an extra entry?
Become a blog follower of any of the illustrators and leave a comment letting them know you did. That’s up to 8 chances to win if you become a follower of each illustrator and leave a comment!!

You can find the complete list of Gina K Design Illustrators participating on Melanie's Blog.

Of course, you’ll want to be sure and check out all of the links from Melanie’s guests, too!  Why? Because Melanie will personally be sending out a surprise gift to someone who comments on her guests’ blogs as well. So many ways to win!

Hi, I was really excited when Melanie invited me as her guest designer as I'm a huge fan  of Melanie and love her stamps!!!
Here is my first card. 


I started out with Gina K. Designs Pure luxury card stock matted with "Merry Little Christmas" DP also by GKD.
The dotted DP is from my stash. Using Melanie's " Beyond Baskets" I colored it with Copic's, then went over it with Prisma Pencils to give a rough wood texture. I cut it out . I then added the poinsettias from Melanie's stamp set " Holiday Basket"  after coloring them with Copic's and cutting them out to make my arrangement. I then added a sentiment from Melanie's newest absolutely gorgeous set. " Stately Flowers 5", The fifth set in her flower series .




For this card I used Melanie's stamp set  "Beyond Baskets" colored with Copic's, I added the Christmas assortment from " Basket Additions"  also colored with Copic's. I then cut it out and trimmed off the bottom edges to get a perfect fit into the wheel barrel, again I used the sentiment from "Stately Flowers 5". All the card stock is is Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury and the DP is " Merry Little Christmas by GKD.


Here is the complete list of Melanie’s  guest star stampers today: 

  
                    Carolyn King 
                                        Geri Utterback     (yep it's me)                                   

When you get done be sure that you hop on over to Melanie's Blog to get the complete list of Gina K Designs Illustrators participating and entry for a chance to win that $50 gift certificate!

Deadline to enter for the gift certificate drawing is 5pm Central time on Thursday. November 15, 2012—release party day! AND just in time for someone to do some exciting release party shopping when the new stamps become available at 7pm!

Be sure to visit Melanie’s blog  Thursday too because the illustrators will be hopping again. But this time they will be showing you peeks from the NEW stamp releases!

Hope you enjoy the hop and good luck!!! Thanks for stopping by.



Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ornament Frame SOTW


Hello, hope your week is starting great!! Today is Repeat Impressions Stamp Of The Stamp Week. That means you can get the featured stamp " Ornament Frame" #3814W half off. All the info can be found at The House That Stamps Built. Now this stamp has a lot of possibilities,  I finally decided to add another stamp from Repeat Impressions" Poinsettia" #2012W, here is what I came up with.



Some of the other rock stars have more samples to show you using the featured stamp "Ornament Frame" .

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by.