Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gina K Designs January Release Party Invite!!!

The Gina K. Design Team is excited to invite you to another fabulous Release Party tonight!! The party starts at 7:00 pm Central Time in the Stamp TV Release Party Forum. Join us for Challenges, Contest Questions, Design Team Samples, Full Stamp Set Reveals and, of course, party chit chat!!! Everything will go "live" at 7:00 pm Central in Gina's Store, so there won't be any long wait to start shopping! Hope to see you there!

If you came from Stamp TV, then you're right where you should be.  Here's a sneak peek of one of the cards I will be sharing with you at the party tonight:

I used a set by Melanie Muenchinger, "Stately Flowers 3".  Can you guess what state this flower is from???  These sets are soooo much fun and not only that... I'm learning from them too! Ha!  Want to see the rest of my card??? Be sure to join in on the Release Party.  ;-)

Now head on over to Tami Mayberry
's blog to continue the hop!  I won't be at the party tonight as I'll be traveling back from CHA, but it's guaranteed to be lots of fun and full of contests and awesome creations from the DT.  Have fun... I'll miss being there!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!!!!

Sorry this is so late but I've been swamped this week trying to get some samples ready for the Gina K Designs release next Tuesday and truly almost forgot what day it was!!!  This is gonna be short and sweet because I have been SUPER busy trying to get ready to head to California for CHA EARLY tomorrow morning! I have a 6 AM flight so I'll be up by 3:30 AM! UGH!!

The winner of Tami Mayberry's stamp set, "Special Occasion Tags" is....

Allie Cat Beads said...
Excited!! And happy blogaversary!! =) I love Suzanne's work and am signing up for her class soon! And StampTV.. well, they are just awesome over there!!

And.... the winner of a free Copic Class from Suzanne Dean at Color Me Creative Classroom is......

alex said...
Happy Blogoversary, great news love your blog :-)
Congratulations ladies!!! Please send me your addy and e-mail addresses and I'll get the stamps out to you and Alex I'll give Suzanne your e-mail so she can get in touch with you regarding your Copic class!!! Woot!!

I'm so happy to have you ALL stop by my blog.  It means a lot to have you follow me and I really enjoy reading your comments!!  Have a great day and again... thanks for all your support!!  *HUGS*


Monday, January 23, 2012

Cheery News....

OMGosh this little sweetie just makes me laugh.  I know a little stubborn girl who resembles this one... hee hee.  And... I just say... when she get to THIS level... there's not much cheering her at all! Ha!  So... since this little thing doesn't look so thrilled I think I'll share some "cheery news" with you!!

As those of you who follow my blog know... last Fall I went to Kansas to meet the awesome Suzanne J Dean and to take her Copic classes.  I must say it gave me HUGE reason to fall in love with my Copics all over again and I've been trying to color with them every chance I get.  But... I NEVER thought in my wildest dreams that Suzanne would ask me to be....  Head DT Member of her site, Color Me Creative Classroom!!!! Woot Woot!!! I'm so excited and honored to be a part of Suzanne's team!!  I think it's going to be a GREAT week!!! :-)

Now that I'm done doing the "nekkid banana dance"... hee hee.. how about a little info my card?

My sweetie pie girl is from Mo's Digital Pencil... Two Jill.  LOL  Perfect "terrible two" image if you ask me! LOL  My card base is Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Black Onyx.  I added a layer of DP from the Echo Park Be Mine paper pack.  My image was colored with Copics and mounted with Pop Dots.

I hope you stop by The Color Me Creative Classroom and join in on our challenges.  We have some awesome prizes we give away and you can even become a guest DT member. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check in on the Blog Candy HERE.  Have a great day!!


Friday, January 20, 2012

Lovin me some Stately Flowers...

Today I wanted to share a cared I created using Melanie Muenchinger's, "Stately Flowers 2".  I sooo love this flower... the Alabama state flower.. the Camilla.

My card base is Gina K's Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White card stock.  I ran it through my Vegabond using the Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder.  I stamped my image on more of the white card stock and colored it with my Copic markers.  I used the Labels 9 Nestabilities to cut the image out and then again to make a frame around my image.

My sentiment was stamped on the same card stock and I used the Grommet Tags to cut it out before adhering it to my card.  A bit of wrinkled ribbon and a Webster's Sparkler to finish it off. 

I am not sure who I will give this card to, but I really like how it turned out.  :-)

I hope you have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Engagement Anniversary & Blog Candy!!!

Well this is a little late, but nonetheless... I didn't forget!!  :-)  Today is my THIRD Blogoversary!!!  Yep, three years I've had this blog and I admit, I am truly surprised that I'm still here! NOT in life, but blogging!! LOL  I really didn't think that 1) I'd have much to say (well.. maybe a little I did.. LOL).. and 2) had no clue what I'd have to post on a almost daily basis.  But I have and I will continue to.  First... I will share my card with you and then... we'll talk Blog Candy... ok?  :-)

My card base is Gina K's Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender card stock.  I embossed it using the Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder.  I added a layer of Passionate Pink card stock and some of the awesome DP from the Stamp TV Kit, True Love.  My image is from Tami Mayberry's newest set, "Special Occasion Tags".  I stamped it on Ivory and cut it out using the Deckled Rectangles Nesties.  Before removing the Nestie I sponged some Memento Lulu Lavender.  I mounted my sentiment using Pop Dots and added my blow, a charm tied on with some Twine.

Before we talk Blog Candy though... there are a few people I'd like to thank that has really helped me through this last three years of not only blogging but crafting as well.  As I hope you know, I am on the Gina K Designs Design Team.  I have to say my first look into Gina K was thanks to Melanie Muenchinger.  I found Melanie on Splitcoast Stampers and she sent me there to find her stamps.  In doing so, I fell in love with Gina K!!  Thanks, Melanie!  Then... that amazing Gina started Stamp TV and who could resist getting hooked on that???  Gina featured my work as a Center Stage Spotlight member for a month.  From there I was offered a DT position on the Creative Clear Stamps and on InStyle Stamps teams.  All the while, still participating on Gina's Center Stage Alumni Team.  In October, 2010, Gina offered me a position on HER Design Team.  And I am forever grateful for everything she has shared, and helped me with.  GK Rocks!!!  While on Gina's team, I was honored to meet up with another awesomely talented lady... Suzanne J Dean.  She too is on Gina's DT.  I was lucky enough to go take Suzanne's Copic classes in the fall of last year and I have to say... Wow!! I learned so much more about Copics than I ever thought I would.  Suzanne has become a fabulous friend and being the wonderful teacher she is... I am still learning from her daily and truly am blessed to have Suzanne to call a friend.  I owe a lot to these ladies and they continually amaze and teach me on a daily basis!  Love you all!!  So... how about some blog candy now??? :-)

I thought an "engagement" card was quite appropriate today as it IS the beginning of later anniversary celebrations, right?  So in honor of my blogoversary... I am offering Tami's "Special Occasion Tags" set today.  There are so many occasions you can use this for I know you will love having it in your stamp library.  Here's a full look at the set....

a- Special Occasion Tags
But that's not all....  the awesome Suzanne Dean (whom I call the Copic Queen!) has offered one of her online Copic Classes as well!!! Woot!! Trust me... you will never look at Copics the same way once you have taken Suzanne courses!!  Nothing could ever prepare me for how much I learned in such a short time with her. You can look at Suzanne's online classes HERE!

So here are the rules... ready???? To be eligible for these prizes you must...

1)  Leave a comment on this post.

2)  If you're not already a follower, sign up to follow my blog...

3)  If you ARE a follower... leave me another comment telling me so and you get your name in TWICE!

4)  Stop over at Tami's blog... leave her some love... stop at Suzanne's blog... leave her some love... and last but not least.. stop over at my page on Stamp TV and tell me you're ready to win Blog Candy!!

Deadline for entries is Wednesday night, January 25th at 8 PM CST I will be heading to California for CHA and I will chose a winner prior to my leaving.  Winners will be posted here Thursday morning at 8 AM CST.

As always.. thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!! *HUGS*


Monday, January 16, 2012

We R Smash Bookin'....

Today I'd like to share with you a page from my "Smash" Book/Art Journal that I am working on.  I recently joined a new group over at Suzanne Dean's "Color Me Creative Classroom" called "We R Smash Bookin'"!  It's all about art journaling, scrapbooking and creating what your heart desires! 

I LOVED the SMASH book idea the minute it came out and I love to art journal... so this was the perfect fit for me!! 

The page I am sharing today is one that I created showing my different areas of creativity that I enjoy.  I stamped the flourish... water colored the edges and middle and added some markers to the mix to create this page showing what I am currently enjoying using my creativity for.  Yes, I even added a few words I pulled from a magazine and glued in.  And that's what it's all about... creating... grabbing bits and pieces here and there and making YOUR page...YOUR story with it. 

I do LOTS of journaling and so it won't be so easy to share those pages with you... but perhaps before I start writing on them, I can show you the base and tell you how I decorated each page.  I just love creating with every color and using whatever I have around to add more art to it! 

If you like SMASH books, journaling or sharing your art, come join us!  We'd love to have you!! Suzanne even has challenges for us with prizes to win!!! Can't beat that for just a little peak into your art, right? 

Thanks for stopping by today and make it a great one!!! *HUGS*


Friday, January 13, 2012

A Fairy Good Day....

Today I finally had a chance to color this adorable fairy that I had been waiting to work with when I had just the right amount of time to be patient and do it like I wanted.  This adorable Silver Fairy  by Sylvia Zet can be found at I Brake For Stamps

I found it really funny that when I went back to grab the link to the stamp and looked again at the image (done beautifully by Suzanne Dean) that I realized what "I" saw as vines around her legs and arms ended up on Suzanne's card as "covers". LOL  Ooops... I guess that can be left to "crafter interpretation" too. Ha!! 

I used the Paper Tempress' Glimmer card stock for my card and I stamped my image on Cryogen White (which I LOVE using my Copics on!).  I added pearl flourishes an left my card front free of any sentiment thinking this would make an excellent card for to many occasions and decided I would add it later one I decide WHEN to use it.  :-) 

I added a bit of Diamond Stickles to her wings and her flowers just to add a bit of "magic" to her enchantment.  ;-)

I hope you are having a great day!! It's Friday... my personal favorite day of the week... the beginning of the weekend!!!  :-)  Thanks for stopping by and remember to come back .... blog candy will be coming soon!  *wink*



Thursday, January 12, 2012

Walk in Flowers....

Today I was looking at my supply of embellishments and realized it had been far to long since I used some of my cute little Prima roses.  And honestly.... a lot of times I ONLY have white embellishments.  Yep, white.  Because I do tons of recoloring with either my Copic markers or using Glimmer Mist.  But, today I spied these little teal colored roses.  I must have had a weak moment and grabbed some color, huh? LOL  But regardless... these flowers were perfect for the lovely sentiment from the newest Stamp TV Kit, "True Love". 

I used Gina K Designs' Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White card stock for my base and ran it through my Vagabond using an embossing folder.  I used the Labels 8 Nestabilitie to add a layer of Tempting Turquoise and  the Labels 4 to add the White again which I stamped my image and sentiment on. 

I added my roses and a few punched "twigs" using my MS punch.

I really like how this card came out... and I think with another sentiment it would be an awesome design for a wedding card.  Just a thought. LOL

Remember to stay-tuned for Blog Candy... coming soon!!

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


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Show Me State....

I must say Melanie Muenchinger's "Stately Flowers" sets are really a huge hit!!  Of course I'm still waiting for Iowa.. but.. Missouri is close enough for now.  Hee Hee  Missouri is represented in the "Stately Flowers 2" set.  I've been quite surprised at the various state flowers AND how so many are/can be in such an array of colors.  Not sure why that was a surprise to me as MY favorite flower is carnations and duhhh... you can get ANY color you want! LOL  Either way... I decided to color these flowers according to what I found by Google.

My card base is Pure Luxury Kraft.  I stamped my image on White and layered it with my Lacey Oval Nestabilitie using Lemon Drop.  My flowers were colored with my Copic markers.  I use a little bling and added some wrinkled ribbon along with a Cuttlebug embossing border to the edge. 

I will be celebrating my third year Blogoversary and plan to give away a bit of  blog candy this week so be sure to stop by and enter your name in the pot!!

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


Monday, January 9, 2012

Hugs & Love...

Awwww... this adorable image, "Young Love", from Mo's Digital Pencil just makes me smile and melts my heart.  Happily... I look at it and see my husband and I.  Truly, I do!  We've been through a lot together and not unlike many other marriages around the world, we had an area in our life where I wasn't sure if we'd make it or not.  But.. with God on our side... I can feel in my heart that we will.. and some day, this WILL be us.  :-)  Again.. it makes me smile and melts my heart. 

My card was created for The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  This week's challenge was to create a card showing "hugs and/or love".  I think this shows BOTH!!

My card uses Pure Luxury card stock in Wild Lilac layered with Little Boy Blue.  My DP is from Gina K's newest Stamp TV Kit, "True Love".  I colored my image with my Copic markers and used my Heart and Scalloped Heart Nestabilities to add my sentiment to.

I think I'll save this card for a special occasion.  :-)  I hope you stop over and join in on the Outlawz Challenges... there's always a new challenge every day!!

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


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Booking it....

Good morning!  I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year.  I am slightly tired from all the festivities and really glad to be getting back to "normal" again.  It is always a fun time of the year but doesn't go without lots of added work and sometimes stress.  Today I am actually going to take time and do some "relaxed" creating.  For me, that means not hurrying to get challenges, DT assignments or last minute creations finished but taking time to design and play as I wish.  :-)  And even though I created this card for a challenge over on the Outlawz site, it was a card I started long before all the rush of the season began.  The challenge was to create a card in honor of National Book Month.  Your card needed to either shows book images on it... or.... be something you created that was inspired by a book.

My card, obviously, used images of books from Magnolia stamps.  I love this adorable image of Tilda with her little hand braced to cover a yawn.  :-)  It reminds me so much of when my daughter was younger and we would read a story every night before she fell off of to sleep.  Now, she goes to bed listening to music.... *sigh*.... they grow up to fast!

I colored my image with my Copic markers and cut her out before adding her to my card base of Pure Luxury Wild Dandelion card stock.  I used my Scor-Buddy to make a "quilt" impression and a half a doilie at the top to mimic somewhat of a bed and pillow.  I cut the top of the card a bit shorter to expose the punched inner card stock to mimic a ruffle.  My sentiment came from Melanie Muenchinger's stamp set, "The Best Things in Life".

I hope you take time to play along and maybe even remember how good a book or two made you feel.  I'm a HUGE book fan and I'm especially happy that both my kids love to read as well.

Have a great and thanks for stopping by!!  P.S.  I am looking to get in touch with someone who stopped by my blog during the Gina K Inspiration Hop who's name was simply.. "CinBoopRella Place"... if it's YOU or you know who this person is, please send me an e-mail at  :-)  Thanks!!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gina K Designs December Inspiration Hop Day 3

Today is the final day of the Gina K Designs DT Inspiration Hop for the December Release.  And... what better way to end a hop than with a new Stamp TV Kit!!!!  OMGosh.. it seems every time Gina has a new kit, I SWEAR it is my fav.  I don't know how she does it!  So... I think I'm finally learning my lesson here and I'm going to say.. this is yet ANOTHER FABULOUS kit!!!  So... let's get this hop started....

For my card base I decided to use my Labels 21 Nestabilities to cut my Pure Luxury Bubble Gum Pink card base.  I LOVE this card shape!! My image was stamped on White and again I used the Labels 21.  I added a 4" doilie half to one side.  My images were colored with my Copic markers and I added some self-adhesive pearls for accents.

This set also has some of the most gorgeous DP and I used some of it during these Inspiration Hops.  Trust me.. you will adore this set and it's perfect for the upcoming Valentine cards you're sure to make.

Have fun checking out the rest of the DT posts and remember to leave a comment for yet another fabulous Grab Bag full of stamps!!! 

Have a great day and enjoy the hop.  *HUGS*


Monday, January 2, 2012

Gina K Designs December Inspiration Hop Day 2

 Welcome back to the Gina K Designs Inspiration Hop.  I hope you all had a very happy New Year and that this year is the best yet for you and your family!!  Today, we are sharing two more of the December stamps released last week.  First up....

I really had a hard time deciding what to show you for this set.  Tami did an awesome job throwing in such amazing sentiments and I really liked all the cards I created with them.  With this one I used Pure Luxury Wild Dandelion card stock and bordered it with some Grass Green.  The awesome DP is from the new Stamp TV Kit, True Love.  I added a strip of Wild Dandelion which I ran through my Vagabond using the Polka Dots Cuttlebug folder. 

Next up... the One Free with Three....

You've got Style... by Gina K

This set had one word that totally had me from the start... Cinderella!!! I'm a HUGE Cinderella fan and the shoes and the sentiment immediately put this on my MUST HAVE list!! 

I attempted to create an all white card with this so zero in on the "crystal shoes" highlighted with a small amount of light blue added using my Copic markers.  My card base used the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder and a bit of scoring using my Scor-Buddy.  I also punched the bottom of the card base to create a bit of a lacy bottom.  My image was cut out using my Big Scalloped Rectangle and then mounted on top of the Lattice Rectangle Nestabilities.  A little light blue bling and I definitely felt the fairy tale. :-)

Now hop on over to the rest of the Design Team blogs and remember to leave a comment as Gina will be drawing for another winner of a stamp Grab Bag!!!  Fun fun!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!!! *smile*



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