Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Gina K Designs May Inspiration Hop Day 2

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!  Today we are showcasing two of the new stamps sets released last Thursday at the Gina K Designs Release Party.

My first card was created using Tami Mayberry's, "Dreams" set!  I LOVE LOVE this set... the frames are totally awesome and as always, Tami has added some wonderful verses and sentiments (love her choices!).

My card begin with Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart and I layered on a piece of Black Onyx and another piece of the Cranberry Tart that I ran through my Vagabond using my D'Vine Swirls embossing folder.  I added a piece of the awesome black dotted DP from the new Stamp TV Kit to the mix and then a piece of the white and black dotted thin ribbon across it.  I stamped the oval frame onto the White card stock using my Memento Lilac Posies (and I PROMISE it doesn't look like it in the photo, but it REALLY matches in real life the Cranberry Tart)\.  Last,  I added a few self-adhesive pearls to the corners.

Next up.... Rupa Shevde's, "Birthday Bash"

Rupa's set has such cute cute little critters, it was hard for me to decide which to use!!  I chose this adorable little bunny.  Doesn't he just look like he's begging to be forgiven for forgetting a birthday. Hee Hee

I started with Pure Luxury Bubble Gum Pink card stock.  I added some Passionate Pink and some cute DP from the paper pack by Echo Park - Springtime.  I stamped my image on White card stock and ran it though my Vagabond using my Labels 1 Nestabilitie.  I paper pieced the gift using the same DP and colored the bow and bunny using my Copic markers.  I added some Memento Angel Pink to the edges before removing my Nestie.  I did a bit of embossing on the bottom edge and added some pink/white twine as well.

Now head over to the other DT members to see what they have created for you! 
Have fun and remember to leave a comment to be entered into Gina's drawing for a copy of these fabulous sets!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  *smile*


Monday, May 30, 2011

My Mom…


I’m bad today, as promised with more “mixed media” art.  This is a metal wall hanging I made for my mother.

My mom does a FABULOUS job making quilts and when I found this picture of a little girl with her mom and a quilt, I KNEW I’d have to use it to make something for my mom. 

THIS is what the metal piece I found at a local thrift store looked like when I bought it.


Again I used various piece of DP to add to the image before laying down the picture of the little girl and her mom.  I added some Thickers to it and I also used Gina K Designs stamp set, “Signed with Love” at the bottom because mom always adds a label to her quilts.  I added some lace around the edges to finish it off.

Now for the story I promised.  While we were at the lake this weekend, the Association had a garage sale and a raffle going on.  Mom had donated a queen size quilt for the raffle.  It had a beautiful pattern and was done with a patriotic theme.  Since she and dad always have SOOOO many guests over Memorial Day weekend, she was quite busy.  Friday evening it was about 11:00 PM and she started taking out pieces of this quilt.  She said… “I have to get this done before the raffle is over tomorrow!”  She had to finish sewing the top and then add the backing and get it quilted.  I couldn’t stay up much past 12:30 and told her I HAD to go to bed. 

The next morning I got up at 7:30 AM and  saw she was working on the quilt again.  Or so I thought.  I walked into the living room and asked… “You working on that AGAIN?”  Her reply…. “I haven’t gone to bed yet.”  WHAT???!!!  Yep… my mom stayed up ALL night long just to finish the quilt for the raffle.  The funny thing was… we had just talked about how the “kids” think it’s so cool to stay up all night long and she made the comment… “I’ve NEVER stayed up all night.  Not once.”  Well… guess she can’t say that anymore! LOL 

She worked so hard on that and it turned out the lady that won the raffle…. wasn’t present for the drawing.  In fact, she was out of town on vacation and wouldn’t be home even if someone took the quilt to her! Poor mom.  Oh well… I guess she accomplished what she wanted… it was done.  Smile

Oh how I love that mom of mine!  Smile

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!  *smile*



Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Heart Art


Happy Sunday!!!  I didn’t get anything posted on my blog yesterday because I made a sudden decision last night to head down to our lake house for the night.  I had planned a garage sale to help raise money for the lake association and I had promised to work a few hours.  I originally planned to go down Saturday but figured nothing much was going on so we left Friday night. 

I was thrilled at the prospect of searching through “whatever” to find little pieces of this and that to use in my mixed media art that I’ve been playing with lately.  Like the one I have above.

This heart started out as a 1980’s??? wooden heart that was painted in the country blue and rose color paint with those stenciled Amish kids and squares on it.  Well… I decided to turn it into something my son could give to grandma for Mother’s Day!!

I used various pieces of paper I liked and even some sheet music that I “Scored!!” at my local thrift store.  (OMGosh I was thrilled when I asked the check out clerk if they ever had any old sheet music and he brought me a HUGE grocery bag from the back FILLED with old brittle and yellowed music and sold to me for $2!!!!!)

I added paints, Glimmer Mists, Thickers and a few other ephemera that I found in my stash.  I added a little bling to it and even a small amount of OLD dried baby’s breath that I bundled up with some twine and also added to the front.

She LOVED it!!!    Tomorrow I will share the metal hanging I made for MY mom and share a little story about our evening at the lake.  My mom… she just amazes me.  Smile

Have a great day!  *smile*

Friday, May 27, 2011

Gina K Designs Inspiration Hop

Happy Friday everyone!!! Did you all get your orders in last night at Gina K Designs??? As always, it was fun, fun, fun at the Release Party last night!! Just looking at all the cards the Design Team shared was enough for me to be happy!!!

Today we are showcasing two of the new stamps sets released last night.

First up is Theresa Momber’s set, “Vogue Vases”…



I LOVE this set and I know it is going to be a fan favorite!!  I started my card with Pure Luxury Red Hot card stock.  I layered on some Black Onyx and used the White to stamp my images on.  I used Versamark and heat embossed the vases in red and white embossing powder.  My plants were stamped in Memento London Fog. 

I REALLY loved this card and can’t wait to try designs using this set!!

Next up… Melanie Muenchinger’s, “Border Bling”….


Yet another FABULOUS set from Melanie!!  Again, I think this set will be used over and over again and the sentiments she added are just as awesome!!

I began with a Black Onyx base and added some Wild Dandelion  as my next layer.  I stamped my border image in Memento Dandelion.  I used some Liquid Pearls in yellow and “just in case” I didn’t cover the stamped border, I wanted to make sure the colors were as close as possible.  *wink*   This was my FIRST attempt at using Liquid Pearls in forever and I was quite pleased with how it turned out.  I mounted the stamped image on Black Onxy that I ran through my Vagabond to cut out using my Lacey Square Nestabilities.

Next I added a small amount of the DP that comes in the Stamp TV Kit to the bottom and a gingham yellow ribbon.  My flowers at the top with a “pearl” in the middle top off my card.  Again… another favorite of mine!!

Now hop along to the rest of the Design Team and see what beautiful eye candy they have in store for you.

Have fun and remember to leave a comment as Gina will be drawing for two winners to chose a stamp set valued at up to $24.95!!! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  *smile*



Thursday, May 26, 2011

Gina K Designs IN THE HOUSE!!!!

We are very excited to extend an invitation to Gina K. Designs May Release Party. We have a fun evening planned for you - chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets reveal, design team shares, and most importantly, at the end of the party you will be able to go shopping!

If you came from Vicki Dutcher's blog, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.

Here's a peek at one of the cards I will be sharing at the party.

Ohhhhhhh how I LOVE this set!!! *evil grin*  Want to see it all, don't you???? Then you know where the full pic will be.  :-)

See you at the party, here are all the details:

Head on over to Theresa Momber's blog to see what sneak peek she's sharing with you today and see you back here tomorrow for the beginning of our four day Inspiration Blog Hop series for May!

Have a great day!!! *smile*


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Inching My Way....

Well... I'm still stamping away creating with NEW RUBBER from Gina K Designs!! Tomorrow night is the May Release party over on Stamp TV and I know you don't want to miss it!!  I think this is my FAVORITE release!!! OMGosh!!! I LOVE THEM ALL sooooo much!! As much as I wanted to keep stamping, I'm swamped with a ton of things going on with my kids so I am hoping to squeeze a few more in Thursday morning. Hee Hee

In the meantime, I am sharing some "Inchie art" I created quite a while back hadn't had a chance to share yet. 

Of course, I used a few of Gina K's stamps as well.  :-)  My little butterfly came from Melanie Muenchinger's set, "A Beautiful Life".  The ladybug and flowers were  from Rupa Shevde's, "Cute as a Bug".  My little branches behind my ladybug are from another of Melanie's set "Branching Out".

These little items are quite a challenge.  I mean really... an INCH??? It takes some thinking and some pure determination (on MY part!) to get these created. LOL But I think once they are done... they are adorable and I KNOW I'll be making more of them.  If only for my own personal stash! 

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be back tomorrow... with maybeeee a little sneak of the NEW stamps from Gina K!!  Stay tuned and have a great day! *smile*


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Singing MY Song...

Guess what I'm doing again today??? I'm stamping!!! With what you say???? Wellllllll with NEW RUBBER IN THE STUDIO!!! You know what's coming up this week, right??? Of course you do!! Gina K Designs' May Release!!! Oh yay!!!  So, today, I am sharing some art I created! 

I'm sure many of you have heard of Christy Tomlinson's "She Art" classes.  Well.... I didn't get to take the class, but.... I've been watching everyone who I took the Brave Girls Club "Soul Restoration" class with and those that DID take the "She Art" class are making some FABULOUS pieces of art!  I gathered bits of information on how they were doing it in our Facebook chat room and wow... I KNEW I'd have to give it a try!!  I don't know all the details on how the "She Art" is created but... I just decided to "go for it"!

My piece today was made on a canvas frame.  I pretty much used Mod Podge and whatever pieces of DP, music sheets, etc., I had on hand to create a sort of collage background that I liked.  I traced around a chip board bird I had onto some DP I really liked and drew myself a wing to add to it and a tree limb to perch him on.  I used lots of ephemera like... pearl flourishes and a few Prima flowers and flower centers.

My words were hand written because well... it is MY own song, right?  :-)  I added some rub ons and even some tissue paper.  And surprisingly to me... I even added a few stickers!!! YIKES!!! I haven't used stickers in years... way back when I first started scrapbooking!! 

I really like how my canvas came out and I made this just for me.  :-)  I did make a few others for Mother's Day gifts and I will share those with you at another time. 

I just started taking Christy Tomlinson's class, "She Had 3 Hearts" yesterday and I cannot wait to work with some of the mediums she is teaching us to journal with.  I am really loving that I am expanding my crafting abilities and even doing some free-handed sketches when I have a moment. 

I hope you never quit trying new things and spreading your wings.  Who knows YOU COULD be the next Christy or Melody Ross!!  I certainly am having a great time learning!! 

Thank for stopping by and have a great day!  Oh!!! And don't forget... the Gina K Designs Release Party is this Thursday, May 26th over at Stamp TV, 7:00 PM CST - 9:00 PM CST!!! Hope to see you there!  *smile*


Monday, May 23, 2011

Spread your Wings

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I am very sad that somehow... in the midst of all my MOM duties... I forgot to get something ready for the Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday Challenge!! :-(   It's been a busy week for me in that I was on the committee to help get things in order for my son's 8th grade prom which was Friday evening.  We had meetings every night and most often stayed late to work on things.  But... though it was tiring... the dance was a HUGE success!!!  My son said he had so much fun, it was thinking , "this MUST be a dream!" LOL  So... today I am sharing a card I created that really makes me happy as well.

I DO hope to hop on over to Stamp TV and  join in on Donna Baker's Mix It Up Monday Challenge!  She's going "Shabby Chic" today and I can't wait to see all the awesome creations submitted!!  Be sure to add your tag STVMONDB1 to your upload to be entered into the drawing for a stamp set of your choice from Gina K Designs valued at up to $23.95!!  Remember, you don't have to use a Gina K Designs stamp, but if you do, your name goes into the drawing TWICE!!!  Have fun and good luck!!

I LOVE the butterfly in the Stamp TV Kit, "Springtime Silhouettes" but with so many other awesome images in the set, I hadn't had a chance to ink it up yet!  I began my card with a Pure Luxury Sweet Mango card base.  I layered on some Lemon Drop and Black Onyx.  Next I added that awesome Echo Park - A Walk in the Park DP with the bright butterflies (LOVE it!).  I added a horizontal layer of Sweet Mango and stamped my sentiment on it.  My butterfly was stamped on White and I colored it using my Memento Markers using the "thumping" technique for most of the coloring.  I added some glue to just the body part and raised up the wings a bit to give it dimension. 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to join in on the Mix It Up Monday Challenge!!!  Have a great day!! *smile*


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Simply a Ray of Sun...

A year ago I was on a DT that had lots of "sentiment" stamps but not many images.  I fell in love with some of the images but didn't really notice that the sentiments FAR outnumbered the images SO much!!  You can imagine my shock when I was given stamps that equaled 2 images to every 5 sentiments!!!  Oh Oh.... HOW do I create a card that I like with just sentiments???!!!  Well, needless to say, I managed and now... I'm NOT afraid to make a card with just that... a sentiment only!!

My card today uses just a sentiment from the "What's the Dirt" stamp set from Gina K Designs.  I LOVE the bright colors of this card.

I began with  Pure Luxury Accents - Key Lime.  I layered on Passionate Pink and several different DP's from Echo Park - A Walk in the Park.  I used my Nestabilities Labels 4 to stamp my sentiment on and used Vivid, Lemon Ice ink to sponge on before removing the Nestie.

A few flowers in the corners and a bit of swirly bling and I don't think it's such a bad card with JUST a sentiment on the front.  ;-)

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great Sunday!!!  *smile*


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Branching Crane

Wow!!! It took me forever to be able to get my post ready for today!!  So sorry it's late!  I have been having computer issues and it's amazing how many "recommendations" are out there to help you get rid of viruses, etc.  Ugh!  But, it's done... I'm all up and running smooth so here we go!!

Once again I've been playing with Melanie Muenchinger's, "Branching Out" set and mixing it with Theresa Momber's, "Follow Your Dreams".  LOVE these sets!!!

Today I started my card with Pure Luxury Lemon Drop card stock.  I added a layer of Ocean Mist and stamped my image on White.  I stamped the branches in a large square area and added the "crane" coloring it with my Copic markers.  I added a piece of wrinkled ribbon to the bottom and  a Webster Sparkler to the bow. 

I hope you are having a great day and I KNOW mine will be better now that my computer is FIXED!!! Woot Woot!!  Thanks for stopping by.  *smile*


Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday's Kraft Challenge!

Now if you think hard, I bet you can tell who is heading up this Free For All Friday Challenge from Gina K Designs Design Team.  Give up??? Cathy Tidwell!!! Cat LOVES her Kraft card stock and she decided to give us all a chance to work with it and show HER what WE can do!!! Hee Hee (Love ya, Cat!)

I grabbed my Pure Luxury Kraft card stock and almost felt guilty for using it!! Hee Hee  I layered on some Lovely Lavender and used a corner punch on it I had forgotten I had.  My flowers are from the "Garden Silhouettes" set and I used my Memento Markers to color it and stamped it again on more Kraft card stock. 

I simply added a satin bow and I was pleased with my Kraft creation!!!  So glad Cat decided to let US play for a bit with some! Hee Hee  Love ya, Cat!!

Please create and upload a new project for this challenge and it can only be entered into this challenge here on StampTV to be eligible for a prize. However, you can use it for challenges outside of StampTV. If you use Gina K. Designs stamps, your name will go into the drawing twice.

Please have your project uploaded to the gallery here at StampTV using keyword STVFRICT1 by 8:00 PM central time, Thursday night May 26th. 

Friday, May 27th, we will announce a randomly chosen winner from all of the entries who will win any Gina K. Designs stamp set valued up to $24.95.

Be sure and use tag STVFRICT1 on your card.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!  *smile*


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Springtime Thanks

I feel SPRINGY today!!!  I am sooooooooo glad winter is over and this card just makes me happy!! 

I used Pure Luxury Creme de Menthe card stock for the base and layered on some awesome Wild Dandelion and then Gina k Designs new Key Lime cad stocks as well.  I added a layer of striped DP from Echo Parks - A Walk in the Park.  I stamped my flowers from the Stamp TV Kit, Springtime Silhouettes, on White card stock and using my Memento Markers to color them in.  I cut the image out using my Labels 14 Nestabilities.  I sponged on a bit of Vivid Lemon Ice ink before removing the Nestie.  A bit of twine and my sentiment and I'm feeling the Spring time!!!

I hope you have a great day and wherever you are, it's shiny and warm!  Thanks for stopping by!  *smile*


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Love Bird...

It's mid-week and I have to say... it's already been a BUSY one for me!!!  Though it's been busy, I KNOW there is one thing that ALWAYS makes me feel better.... my one and only... my hubby.  When things get crazy, I know I can count on him to pull me back and always... always hear him say... "So, how can I help?"  *sigh*  Just knowing he is willing to jump in and do what he can to relieve my stress means the world to me.  And today, my card is for him.

I began my base with Pure Luxury White card stock and used my Lacey Square Nestabilities to cut the card out.  I layered on some of that awesome Echo Park- A Walk in the Park DP and stamped my image from the Stamp TV Kit, Springtime Silhouettes, again on some white using my Vivid Ink, Tea Rose.  I added some sponging around the Square Nestie using Vivid, Lemon Ice.  A few pearls and some wrinkled ribbon, along with some bling and my card is complete.  Hope he likes it.  :-)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!! *smile*


Monday, May 16, 2011

CAS Monday Challenge Card

Good morning!!! It's Monday and that means it's challenge time!!!  Today our lovely Janice Whiting gave us a chance to bring in the spring time with FLOWERS!!!  Janice's challenge requires that your main image or DP has flowers on it, preferably lots of flowers!  :)

I created a single flower card for the challenge being swamped as I am with dance AND piano recitals lately!!  My card starts with Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White card stock.  I used my fabulous new Scor-Pal to emboss the base.  Have you seen the newest Scor-Pal???? It has 1/4" markings all across the top now!  LOVE that!!

I added a layer of In the Navy card stock and then used the Light Weight White to stamp my "Timeless Textures" image on using Memento Ink.  For the "Garden Silhouettes", iris, I used the Memento markers to color the stamp prior to stamping it on top of the textured stamp.  A bit of lace and my CAS card is ready for delivery.  :-)  I hope you join in the challenge and show us your spring flowers!!

Please create and upload a new project for this challenge and it can only be entered into this challenge on Stamp TV to be eligible for a prize. However, you can use it for challenges outside of Stamp TV. If you use Gina K. Designs stamps, your name will go into the drawing twice.

Please have your project uploaded to the gallery here at Stamp TV using keyword STVMONJW1 by 8:00 PM central time, Monday night May 23rd.

Tuesday, May 24th, we will announce a randomly chosen winner from all of the entries who will win any Gina K. Designs stamp set valued up to $24.95.
Have fun and good luck!!!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thankful Scene....

Well I'm at it again today!!! Playing with Melanie Muenchinger's, "Branching Out" and Theresa Momber's, "Follow Your Dreams" sets!  I can't seem to get enough of these two sets!!! :-)

I don't know if it's just me or my settings on my computer or what, but whenever I pull my photos back up to look at them... they all seem so light!!  I hope you are getting better views of them than I am.  I have been told by some they look fine, so, maybe it's just my OLD eyes! Hee

My card today starts with a Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown card stock.  I layered on some White and then another layer of the Chocolate Brown.  I added a layer of  DP from the Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden paper pack and my image was stamped on White and I used Memento ink to stamp and color in the water.  My dragonfly was cut out and I used a little Glimmer Mist to spray over it and mounted with a touch of glue then bent the wings up a bit.  I cut my image using my Square Nestabilities and mounted it on top of another piece of Chocolate Brown which I cut using the Lacey Square Nesties.  I stamped my sentiment, added a piece of Chocolate Brown behind it and use an eyelet to tie it to my ribbon.  Love this for a manly thanks.

Hope you have a great weekend planned!  We will be watching our daughter's first dance recital and I hope to get lots of cleaning done this weekend! Thanks for stopping by!! *smile*


Friday, May 13, 2011

Following Her Dreams...

Hi everyone!! Today I wanted to share a card I made for my niece who is in college studying fashion design but this summer... she is "following her dream".  She will be heading to LA to spend the summer learning even MORE about fashion design.  Even though she attends Iowa State University (which is only about an hour away from us), I rarely get a chance to see her, even when she's home for the weekend, but NOW, with her in California... I KNOW I won't see her at all during the summer!!! Boo Hoo...  :-(  I have been very close to my sister's two girls and with one living in NY and now the younger one heading to LA for the summer, I really really miss them!!!  I will say this though, I LOVE that we have the technology to talk to each other by phone or text messages.  :-)

My card today uses two of my favorite sets.  Melanie Muenchinger's, "Branching Out", and Theresa Momber's, "Follow Your Dreams".

I started with a Pure Luxury Black Onyx card stock.  I layered on some White and then a wonderful DP print I found in my stash.  I added a strip of White card stock which I stamped the border branches with in Memento Tuxedo Black.  I added the sentiment to the right in Vivid Aqua.  I LOVE the contrast of the black, white and Aqua.  :-)   I added my ribbon to the right topped it off with a yummy sparkly button!

I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!! *smile*


Sew Fun DT Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to Gina K Designs Design Team Sew Fun Blog Hop!!! You should have arrived here by way of Theresa Momber's blog

I am the last in the hop but if you missed any of the Design Team member's blogs, you can start at the beginning from HERE... at Stamp TV!  I hope you enjoyed the hop as much as we did doing it for you! 

Have a great day and thanks for hopping with us!! *smile*


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Red Leaves?? & Roses for Understanding....

I want to start by apologizing for not having the baby boy card I promised to share with you today.  I had my post written and when I opened it to schedule it last night, it hit me that I NEVER took a picture of the card!! LOL  Yep... I'm hoping these roses will help you be understanding of my air-filled brain this week.  I have so many things in the pot right now I am glad there's such a thing as "bookmarks" or I might not even have made it here today!! LOL  But never fear, I'll get that picture taken Thursday!

For today though, I'd like to share a card I made using Melanie Muenchinger's newest set, "Branching Out" combined with another of Melanie's set... "Buds and Vases".  When I first saw the Ranger Embossing Powder- Rich Red, I KNEW I'd have to do Melanie's awesome branches in it!!

My card began with Pure Luxury Red Hot card stock.  I layered on some Black Onyx and then another layer of Red Hot which I ran through my Cuttlebug and embossed with the Textile folder.  I stamped the branches with Versamark and used that awesome Ranger Rich Red to heat emboss them.  I stamped the roses separately and colored them with my Copic markers then cut them out before adhering them inside the frame.  I added the lace and wrinkled ribbon and a single self-adhesive rhinestone to the bow which I also colored with my Copics to match my card color.

Tomorrow the Gina K Designs Design Team will have a FUN blog hop for you to enjoy.  I hope you stop by and hop along with us!

Have a great day!! *smile* 


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thank You Baby Girl!!

I LOVE doing baby cards but I rarely do enough of them.  Today I am sharing a "thank you note" card I made as a set though I didn't think you needed to see them ALL!  *smile*

I started with Pure Luxury White card stock and added a few score lines along the bottom using my awesome new Scor-Pal (the new version has a score mark every 1/4"!!!).  I stamped my "thank you" from the Stamp TV Kit, "Springtime Silhouettes" along those scores.  LOVE that it still stamps without leaving a gap where the score lines are!

I also used the "Timeless Textures" set and stamped the "words" texture in Vivid Raspberry ink.  I also used the bib from the "Oh Baby!" set and colored it with my Copic markers.  I mounted it all on top of my card base using Pop Dots.  Then I used my fabulous Bow Easy to make a tiny bow I mounted in the corner of the textured stamp image.

Love how clean and simple these were but since I used Gina K Designs' 120 lb. Heavy Base Weight card stock, they really make for a very  nice high quality card!

Thanks for stopping by and tomorrow, I'll share the "boy version of this same design.  Have a great day! *smile*


Monday, May 9, 2011

Mix It Up Monday - Two Patterns!!

Good morning and welcome to the Mix It Up Monday Challenge on Stamp TV!!  Today I am hosting the challenge for you and I am truly trying to "mix it up"!

Your challenge is to use TWO designer papers on one card!

For my card I began with Pure Luxury Green Apple card stock.  I layered on some Innocent Pink before adding my lower DP from the new Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden now available at Gina K Designs.  The upper left DP is from another new paper pack, also available at Gina K, from Echo Park - A Walk in the Park.

I added some ribbon and stamped my image from Melanie Muenchinger's, "Branching Out" set on White card stock in Memento Bamboo Leaves and the "berries" in Vivid Tea Rose.  I used Tim Holt Distress Ink, Tattered Rose, to sponge around my image.  A few self-adhesive pearls colored with my Copic markers and there you have it! 

And... just to give you a little added "flexibility", I've made another card to share with you another way you can add TWO designer papers to one card.

In this card I not only used another sheet of that wonderful paper from Echo Park, A Walk in the Park, but I used a coordinating paper from the same pack to "paper piece" my flower pots.  (LOVE how the paper reminds me of rain drops... perfect for a "springtime" card!) Yes, that will count as two on one card.  :-)

I used Pure Luxury Sweet Mango and Green Apple on this card along with the White to stamp my potted flowers on from the set, "What's the Dirt?"

Please have your project uploaded to the gallery at StampTV using keyword STVMONTG1 by 8:00 PM central time, Sunday night May 15th. 

Monday, May 16th, we will announce a randomly chosen winner from all of the entries who will win any Gina K. Designs stamp set valued up to $24.95.

Be sure and use tag STVMONTG1 on your card and you can see all the entries HERE!  Good luck and have fun!! *smile*


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Garden Friends

Hello friends!  I hope you are starting your weekend right and enjoying the nice weather.  My husband informed me he was thinking he and the kids would put in the garden this weekend.  I am so NOT a garden girl; but, I sure like the fresh veggies! Ha!  I'm thankful they do it!!!

My card today is definitely what I would say is reflection of THEIR heart to me (because I don't help with it and they don't mind sharing the goods... hee hee).  I used Gina K Designs', "What's the Dirt?" stamp set.

I started with Pure Luxury White and layered up with Bubblegum Pink and then some Little Boy Blue.  I stamped my image on White card stock and colored with with my Copic markers.  I used my Labels 14 Nestabilities to cut out the image.  Before removing the Nestie I sponged on some Memento Angel Pink.  I layered it on top of a Lacey Circle Nestabilitie which I cut using Creme de Menthe and popped it all up on my card with Pop Dots.  I added a double layer of ribbons across the entire card.

I stamped my gloves and gardening tools and cut them out and adhered them to the corners in lieu of brads or other embellishments.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!  *smile*



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