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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Follow Your Dreams- CPS 267#

Hi there! I hope you all had a wonderful week! I sure did, I had my family here and loved every minute of it. My card today is for the sketch challenge over at CPS 267#. What a fun sketch.
I used Theresa's "Follow Your Dreams" by Gina K. Designs. The sentiment is from Flourishes "Tiny Flowers and Tags".
The DP and Card stock is by Gina K. Designs, the die's are Spellbinders. The image was colored using Copic's.
I wanted to make a masculine card, so I tried to make camouflage buttons, I used some uncolored "Candi" and used Copic's in little blotches of greens and greys. The "Candi" is from Flourishes.  I think they turned out okay but I need more practice. lol

Well that's all for today. Thanks for stopping by

Monday, May 21, 2012

Flourishes BBB Challenge for May

Hi there! As you may know I like to change my coasters to different themes or seasons and after I got this set, I knew it would be perfect for my coasters. I'm entering it in Flourishes "Bring Back Beautiful" challenge.  All the images were colored with Copic's and I sponged Bashful blue around the images. The coaster are from Micheal's.The images are from "A Year of Flower's 1" from Flourishes and at the bottom I made one using Flourishes "Berry Sweet" Oh dear! now I need that set with the peaches in it!! Wouldn't that look good?

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Flourishes Alphabet Challenge

Hi there! I was finally able to get back into some stamping today. I made this card for Flourishes TIMELESS TUESDAY CHALLENGE. Today's challenge is Alphabet Letter” Pick one alphabet letter and use at least three supplies/elements
that start with the letter of your choice.
I decided to use the letter "D" for die cut, Daffodils, dew drops, Designer paper and a doily. Got a bit carried away!! The stamps set I used is"A Year of Flowers1" by Flourishes. This is a beautiful set.  The die's are from Spellbinders.

Hope you are having a wonderful day and thanks for looking.

Friday, May 11, 2012


Welcome to GKD STAMP TV's CSS ALUMNI INSPIRATION CHALLENGE for MAY. This great photo is provided by Brenda Turner. I love this beautiful photo!
You should have arrived here from the fabulous talented Cheri Weston. If you get lost along the way , you can get the entire list of hop participants at Stamp TV.

For my card I was inspired by the roses in the vase and rose colors. I used two stamp sets of Melanie Muenchinger, the roses are from "Holiday Basket" and the vase is from "Buds & Vases"  both are from Gina K. Designs. The ribbon and card stock are also from GKD.
I colored the images with Copic's and cut them out. For the vase I wanted to use, I thought was a little too large for my roses, so I inked the inside lines with a memento marker and stamped it on some DP adding some grey shadows, then cutting along the inside lines, I now have a smaller vase!! It's like have two stamps in one!! I love that!
Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (May 15), 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!
Your next stop along the way is the incredibility talented Jennie Harper.

Have a great week-end and thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lets Hear It For The Boys!

Hi there! I'm back again!!! Yep! I made another card today, I'm really trying to win on this.
This challenge is "Let Hear It For The Boys!" The challenge is to make a masculine card.
I used Flourishes stamp set "What a Catch".

Hope you had a enjoyable day and thanks for stopping by.

Home Sweet Home Challenge

Hi there! I'm back with another challenge card.
This one is for Flourishes "HOME SWEET HOME" challenge. To be inspired by something at your home. I have really been enjoying the pears lately as they have just perfect.
The images are from Flourishes stamp set "Pears". The tag and sentiment are from "Tiny Flowers and tags also by Flourishes. The background I made using the Delft Tile technique from SCS.

Here is my photo. Don't the pears look good? They were delicious!!! All gone!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Flourishes Noontime Challenge

Hiya stampers! Time, just is not enough around enough these days!!I got a new computer and trying  just to adjust to the change from Windows to apple!!
Anyway, I made this card for FLOURISHES NOONTIME CHALLENGE! For this one  you just need purple on your card. Purple is one my favorite colors, so easy one to do!!
 I just love this gorgeous stamp set, it is called "Hello Hyacinth" by Flourishes.I also used the tags and "Tiny Flowers and tags" also from Flourishes.
The weather here has turned gorgeous and it is nice to feel the warm sun!!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hi, last night we got to view what is called a super moon. I snapped a couple of photo's of it.
I thought I would share this one with you. Not the best photo but I used my Lumix just on auto setting.
Not too bad considering I don't know what I'm doing!!!  It was really bright and kinda cool.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Karing For Karen Hop

Welcome to a special blog hop we are calling, Karing for Karen!! A hop for a very special friend of ours, Karen Knegten. If you have been around the stamping community for any length of time at all, you might have run into Karen. She is always participating in challenges, offering us wonderful inspiration with her awesome talent! About a month ago, Karen had to have surgery for two brain aneurysms. She is still in the hospital and we are having this blog to inspire more of you out there to send in some cards to Karen AND to her family that is caring for her too! So hope you feel inspired with our little hop for you today. Below you will find all of the links to all of the girls participating...these are from the CSS Alumni group and the Design Team from Gina K Designs. Enjoy and be inspired to send a card or two in! Here is the address for sending the cards to:
Karen Knegten
c/o R.S.V.P. Rental Services
350 W. Northwest Highway
Barrington IL 60010

For my card I used Theresa Momber stamp set, "Follow Your Dreams" and the sentiment is from "Mountain Wilderness" by Gina K. Designs.

You will be delighted when you see what the rest of the team has to show you.
Carolyn King
Tina Gilliland
Giovana Smith
Lee Murphy

Theresa Momber
Deb Felts
Vicki Dutcher
Cathy Tidwell
Melissa Shultz
Tera Fujan
Cheri Weston
Joy Hadden
Linda Payne
Sue VanDeVusse
Jennie Harper
Betty Neville
Geri Utterback (You are here)
Brenda Turner

Thanks for stopping by and a great day.