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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Center Stage Spotlight Desgin Team Challenge Hop!

Welcome to our first Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Blog Hop! Jessica Fick, the Design Team Coordinator for GinaK Designs has issued a challenge to all of the past and present team CSS team members to make a Christmas card with one of these sketches: We know you're going to LOVE what everyone has designed for us tonight! Here is the first card I designed using the first sketch above.

I wanted to feature, Gina K's new Metallic Silver Card stock which I LOVE!!! I used it as my base and then used my circle Nestie which I stamped the bells from Theresa Momber's, "A Very Merry Christmas", with my Versamark and heat embossed them. Am I the only one that has a hard time telling the WHITE flowers from the IVORY ones??? LOL I had to ask my dad to tell me which was which! LOL My ribbon is a sheer with a touch of "shimmer" on the edges which I think went well with Gina's Silver Card stock. Kinda hard to see here but in real life I just love it!!

On my next card I wanted to bring back an old favorite... Gina's, "Spirit of Christmas". I love this little tree... it just reminds me of Charlie Brown.. hee hee. I stuck a few rhinestones on it which I colored with my Copics and instead of using the star up top, I used a tiny bow. My mother-in-law was famous for putting ribbon bows on her tree year after year. Sadly... she came to ME to make them all for her!!!! But hey... I'm a great daughter-in-law, what did you expect?! LOL I featured Gina's Gold Metallic paper as my scalloped Nestie and my ribbon is actually a layer of two satins on top of each other... one with the gold on the edges.

For my last card, you guessed it... STILL poking away at coloring those poinsettia's just right... hee hee. Melanie Muenchinger knew what she was doing when she named this set, "A Year of Flowers" because it's just such a "MUST have" for just about any occasion!!! Again I used Gina's Gold Metallic as the circle Nestie but... did you notice????? I used TWO of Gina's Pure Luxury green card stocks on top of each other. I just love how they make each other pop with just bit different shade. I think they both helped to bring out the green in the poinsettia. For my ribbon... I used Gina's Christmas ribbons and added two strips of the green satin on both sides of the plaid. I love it!!! Now... go to my fellow CSS DT member and Gina's DT and have some more fun getting inspired for Christmas!!! *smile* First, here are the links for GinaK's Current CSS Team Members and Gina K:

Gina K Deb Felts Diana S. Queen Karen Knegten Melissa Cash Sharri Seffens Sue VanDeVusse and the links for all of the past CSS Design Team members participating:

Brenda Turner, Carla Suto, Carolina Buchting, Charlene Merrick, Dawn Lusk, DeeMarie Kelemen, Geri Utterback , Giovanna Smith, Janice Melton, JenMarie Taylor, Jennie Harper, Joy Hadden, Kay Simmons, Linda Payne, Lori McAree, Melisa Waldorf, Pam Imholz, Selma Stevenson, Shannon Bracken, Shelly Wilson, Sue Walsh, Tina Gilliland (You're here! *smile*) Some of GinaK's Senior Design Team Members and Illustrators wanted to get in on the fun tonight too: Asela Hopkins Carolyn King Cindy Lawrence Jessica Fick Lee Murphy Lynn Mercurio Nina Brackett Melanie Muenchinger along with Nina Brackett's Guest Designer: Lisa Hjulberg All of these gorgeous cards from the entire team will be added to the StampTV gallery throughout the next few days with the tag cssjf1 (which stands for center stage spotlight jessica fick 1) These sketches are also our sketch challenge for this week, so be sure to check out all the information in the discussion in our Challenge group over on StampTV Thursday morning. We'd love to see your cards with the sketch too! Have fun hopping!! *smile* Signature

51 comments:

Selma said...

All three cards are gorgeous Tina.

craftieodamae said...

OMG, it's after 11pm and I have to get up at 5AM and here I am hopping LOL. gorgeous cards!!!!

wordbird said...

Wow...3 cards...you busy girl...and all 3 beautiful! :D Diana

Melissa Cash said...

WOW! Tina, you have knocked my socks off with your beautiful cards! I love them all!

Jessica said...

Tina, you know how much I love your cards, my friend! Such great ideas and use of stamp sets - I love the variety you showed with them all !

Thanks for hopping with us tonight!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Love your cards Tina - especially the homespun tree!

Payne Holler Cards said...

they are wonderful! love how those bells turned out! and your tree, so cute! and your flower - you nailed it!!!! loved them!

JenMarie said...

Fabulous creations!!

StinkerbellSteph said...

Wow, three lovely projects!! How pretty!

Denise said...

All of your cards for the hop are so beautiful! Awesome creations Tina!

Giovana said...

All of your cards are really pretty!! Awesome job.

Neesey said...

All of your cards are lovely. You have been busy!

JessicaK said...

Beautiful cards! Those white bells look awesome.

Dawn said...

wonderful cards!!!

Melanie said...

well my personal fave has to be the posinettia! :) Seriously though, i love how you made it white over gold, so striking! great embellishments! great projects, all!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful job on this sketch. You were very busy getting 3 done, I'm impressed.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wowzers, woman - 3 FANTASTIC cards...it's too hard to say which one I like best because they are ALL awesome!

Marsha said...

I especially like the christmas tree card with those cut out packages. Very cute.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Three wonderful cards, Tina! I love the little tree and the elegant poinsettia!

asela said...

Your cards are beautiful!

catdidit said...

OOO love all of these Tina! Love that white poinsettia on the gold and that little tree from that set is one of my favs too!

naneruth said...

All three are great!

Kathy H said...

Fabulous creations!!!

redwasher1 said...

Tina all your cards are beautiful!

Deb said...

Wow Tina! All three are gorgeous! I love your bold color combinations and all that shimmer!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards Tina!!

joy said...

The blue and silver and so pretty together!!!

Janice M said...

Great card Tina!! Love the tree with all the bling!!

Kay S said...

Wow, Tina!! Your cards are awesome! And you got three cards done for the hop -- I'm so impressed! I felt good to have gotten one done! LOL! Love the card with that little tree and the little presents under it!

Jenny McGee said...

All three cards are beautiful. I love them. The colors are gorgeous too.

Theresa Momber said...

Tina, you ROCK STAR! These are gorgeous!!!

Teri said...

Great job on these! TFS!

Pat Jandacek said...

All 3 cards are beautiful but my favorite would be the poinsettia. Appreciate your explanation of the layering of ribbons...I'll try to remember that 'cause I like the results. TFS

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

They are all beautiful, Tina! I also have and love that "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree---giggle---and I love how you decorated yours.

Lynne Phelps said...

Love the cards! It is nice to see different versions of the same sketch all together!

Sharri Seffens said...

Tina, You busy girl! All of your cards are beautiful! I love papers and the details on each one! Great job my friend!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh of COURSE you just blew us all out of the water with these amazing cards my friend!!!! Oh the beautiful coloring!!!! And a peek of gorgeous insides of those cards too!!

Natalie said...

Beautiful cards, love all the detail. Great inspiration, thanks!!

Jennie said...

These are beautiful Tina! Love the silver bells and the blue/silver cardstock. The tree is just precious with the bling and I love the classic looking poinsettia! Great job on these...such fabulous eye candy!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi tina! :) wow...these are just beautiful! and I love all the special touches you added. Very nice!

Stampin' Pam said...

Ok missy - love all three of these! I also have trouble with the sateen flowers unless I put two next to each other - Love the charlie brown tree and the white poinsettia is fab!

shelly w said...

wow, you made alot of cards and they are all great!! I really like the two green cardstocks together.

Brenda said...

Tina your card are so beautiful!

Sue D said...

All three cards are wonderful!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Tina, you never cease to amaze, girl! All three of these cards are absolutely FABULOUS!!!

Carolyn King said...

Ms Piggy...aka overachiever.....YOU ROCK! These are all drop dead gorgeous.

I cannot be your friend any more.

signed,
Kermie....aka slacker!

Melisa Waldorf said...

adorable cards!

Lisa T said...

Wow, 3 beautiful cards!

Shannon said...

WOW! Your cards are all so beautiful!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Three times the loveliness! Each so different... and so wonderful!

Carolina said...

Three cards - just wow!!! You did an amazing job with the sketch.

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