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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.
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.

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.

Friday, November 9, 2012

CSS Alumni November Inspiration Hop

Hello there! Hope you all doing well and welcome to Gina K. Designs Alumni Blog Hop for November.  Today we have a inspiration challenge provided by Kay S. Just look at all inspiration in this photo.  You should have arrived here from ever so creative Cheri Weston.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (November 13), 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!

For my sample I was inspired mostly by the colors and design.

For my card I used one of my all time favorites illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger " Inspiration Mosaic" and Theresa Momber's newest stunning set which will be a favorite as well. " Vogue Vases 2"
both stamps set are by Gina K. Designs
The card stock is also by GKD.  The vases were colored with Copic's and used Memento ink to sponge in the two squares. I loved how this came out, it really looks better in real life and I was going to show another card going vertical but ran out of time. Maybe later as I have so many ideas.
Okay, I think that is it for today. Next stop is the ever so talented Jennie Harper. You can also start at beginning at Stamp TV.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Designer's Choice Challenge

Hi there! Welcome to this week's Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions. I'm hosting this week and my challenge is to give Thanks, that can be a thank you card, thinking of you or a Thanksgiving  card or project, etc.
For my card I  went with a Thanksgiving card. This really cute stamp image is " Scarecrow and Friend" #3309W and the sentiment is ' Thanksgiving" #1140W both are by Repeat Impressions.
If you would like to join in the challenge you can find all the info at The House That Stamps Built. I would love to see what you come up with.

Hope you can take a peek at what the rest of the rock stars created, they are sure to inspire you.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

For The Beauty..... SOTW

Hi there1 Welcome to another Stamp Of The Week at Repeat Impressions. This week the featured stamp is a sentiment "For The Beauty" #3213G. Great stamp for many uses. For my card I decided to make something that would reflect some of the beauty of our Earth.
I sponged the background using Memento inks and masking off the bank. Then added this gorgeous tree stamp from Repeat Impressions "Divi Divi Tree" #2409W. This stamp is not on a special price this week  but it is available at Repeat Impressions.

All the details on the stamp of the week can be found here at The House That Stamps Built.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.

Thanks for coming by and have a great day.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Couple of Challenge Cards

Good morning! I have a couple of card to share that I made for a sketch challenge over at Stamp TV. Jimmi had this really great sketch that I loved playing with.

With this first one the supplies I used: Stamps:GKD- "Country Roads" "Heartfelt" illustrated by Theresa Momber.
Inks: Memento and colored with Copic's. The DP is GKD "Casual Friday.

For this card I used "Joyful Holiday" by Gina K. Designs and illustrated by Theresa Momber. The way I designed this card following a tutorial by Gina at Stamp TV. You can find it here.

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!