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Monday, April 30, 2012

Mix it up Monday Challenge Card

Good morning all! Today it is my pleasure to be hosting the Mix it up Challenge at Stamp TV this week. For this challenge I went with make it square! Any size square will do.
I used Theresa Momber's gorgeous newly released stamp set "Sweet Strawberries" and the sentiment is from "Dogwood and Butterfly" both are by Gina K. Designs. I couldn't wait to ink this one up.
If you want to play along in this challenge and maybe win a prize you can find it here.
Still working on getting used to this new blogger.
Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday # 166

Hi there! Are you ready to play a fun challenge? Heather is this week hostess and want us to play Bingo!
Here is how to play,  just choose three items in a row to use on your card. Either straight across (horizontally), up and down ((vertically) or diagonally.

For my cards I went with vertically, using bling, die cut and emboss.
The images in all are "Beach Life" by Flourishes. I loved creating this scene with this set.
My base frame  die cut is Spellbinders. Which I also embossed.  Added pearls as my bling.
I masked off the horizon and sponged in my background with Memento's. Stamped the trees in and colored them with Copic's. I extended the shore by stamping the shoreline and stamping half of the image again to the shoreline.
I stamped the shoreline in London Fog and went over all the lines with white pen. Here is a book mark I made out of the first one that I messed up on!! Hey it work's!
My last card is all the same just in different colors.
I hope you can play along with us and you can see all the details here.

Sadly this is my last week as Guest Designer, I really enjoyed working along with these incredibly talented ladies, it was quite a honor!!  I love playing with these stamps!!

Be sure to check the rest of the teams beautiful cards.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Friday, April 20, 2012


Welcome to GKD STAMP TV's CSS ALUMNI SKETCH CHALLENGE for APRIL. This great sketch is provided by Melissa Cash. Thanks Melissa!
You should have arrived here from the very talented Joy.

I decided to use Theresa's Mombers new stamp set "Wild about you" by Gina K. Designs. I love this set!!
I cut the images out and used pop-dots for a more 3D effect.

The images were colored with Copic's. The bottom grass is a die cut and I just added some color.
The DP is "My Mind Eye and BO Bunny", the card stock is GKD.
Here is a close-up.

Be sure to check out the very creative Cheri !
Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (April 24), 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. Designs Stamps!
If you get lost along the way you can get the entire list of hop participants at Stamp TV
I'm also entering this in today's challenge "Free for All" over at SCS.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week end.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday # 165

Hiya friends! Hope your week is going well. Did you get a chance to see Flourishes April's new release? Just beautiful!! Congratulation to all the winners.

This week Amanda is hosting the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #165 and she has asked us to create a Card or Project Using Your Favorite Flourishes Stamp Set. I'm so in love with these stamps, it was hard to decide on just one as a favorite! I finally decided that Flourishes " Calla Lilies" is my favorite.
I stamped the image and colored with Copic's, then cut it out, I then stamped just the bottom part of the image coloring just the leaves and cut them out and added them for more dimension . I used the oval Spellbinders die and sponged with Memento. The lace die is Cherry lynn. The DP is "My Mind Eye" and the embellies are "Candi" which I got from Flourishes after watching a tutorial by Cindy Lawrence here.

This is another sample using the same image, colored with Copic's and I colored the "Candi" with the same color as the flowers.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team as their samples are stunning and sure to inspire you.
Hope you can join us in this fun challenge. Have a wonderful week.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday # 164

Hiya! I'm back for my second week with Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge. I want to thank you all for the warm welcome and all the wonderful comments.
Mona is hosting this weeks challenge and is asking that we make a card or project with fruit as the image or in the papers you use.

For my samples I used Flourishes " Berry Sweet" stamp set. I couldn't decide which kind of berry I wanted to do, so I did both!! I love this set, so much you can do with it.
The images were colored with Copic's. Die cuts are from Spellbinders. Ribbon is from Flourishes.

Here is another sample. Using the same image.

For more inspiration check out the rest of the teams gorgeous samples.

Hope you can join us in this fun challenge. You can find out the details here.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

For My Mom

Hi there! Just wanted to share with you, something I made for my mom. I made this out of clear craft plastic, the finished size is about 3 1/2 x 4 1/2.
I love this set and I know my mom will love this bookmark! The stamp set is by Flourishes " He is Risen", the image was colored with Copic's . Isn't this a beautiful image? I'm going to give it to her tomorrow, that way she will have it for Easter services.

A close up of the back, which can be used also for marking a page. Sorry I didn't take a photo of it in a book.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week-end!!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #163

Hi there! I was so excited about being asked to be April's guest designer for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge!!! I have fallen in love with these beautiful designed stamps and it is such a honor to be among such talented designers.

Today's challenge is hosted by Beate and the challenge to to make a birthday card. How easy is that? Always need birthday cards, right?

For my first card I used" Flourishes "He is Risen" and the sentiment is from 'Kid's Play". I cut out a oval from Spellbinders and sponged it with SU .
I used a Memento black marker and applying it only to the part of the image I wanted to stamp, using the huffing technique I stamped right on the oval. The card base is Spellbinders lattice frame.

Using the same stamp set I used the single Lily image, colored with Copic's and cut them out. The card base is Grand Nestabilities and scored in half. Using a smaller die I cut out a piece of DP. The background foliage is from Flourishes stamp set "Spring Ephemerals" and the sentiment is again from "Kids Play".

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

Kazan Clark (guest designer)

Hope you get a chance to join in and you can find all the info here.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.