Monday, September 28, 2009

Gina K preview ~ Lord of the Season

I'm honored to be participating in the September new release for Gina K Designs as one of the Center Stage Spotlight designers! The set that I am previewing tonight is by Nina Brackett and is called Lord of the Season. This is such a great set and can be used all year round!

For my first card I used the Fruit wreath topiary. I went with fall colors on this one but I think it would also be great done up for Christmas!

For my second card I used the Butterfly Topiary tree. I masked off the butterflies and turned it into a Christmas Topiary . I Love how versitile this set is! I used Flower Soft on the tree and sponged around the image while it was still in the die. I really like the vintage feel of this card.

I hope you have enjoyed my sneak peaks! There will be more sneak peaks all week followed up by the big release party over on Splitcoast Stampers on Thursday night 7-10 CST. Hope to see you there!

Head over to GinaK's blog to add your comment to her blog entry for a chance to win the new stamp sets being previewed tonight on our blogs!

Then, check in with the Illustrators of our two stamp sets featured tonight:
Nina Brackett: Lord of the Season
Melanie Muenchinger: Hip to be Square

Design Team Members participating in the hop tonight:
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Cindy Lawrence
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Theresa Momber

CenterStage Spotlight Designers:
Giovana Smith
Janice Melton

Fall Wreath card supplies
Stamps~ Gina K Lord of the Season
Paper ~ Dusty Durango, True Thyme, Elegant Eggplant
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories ~ Copics, Swiss Dots CB folder, EK Success border punch, ribbon, rhinestones, Oval nesties

Vintage Christmas topiary supplies
Stamps ~ Gina K Lord of the Season
Paper ~ Creamy Carmel, Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey Wassail
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Creamy Carmel
Accessories ~ Copics, Vintage Christmas Flower Soft, Labels 4 nesties, ribbon, bangle bling

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chipmunk Fun

Today I have another Fall card to share with you. I used the sketch challenge on SCS. It's also for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge. We were to make a card using the colors of Fall! Their scripture this week is Ecclesiastes 3:1, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." (NIV) This is one of my favorite passages.
Supply List
Stamps ~ Current Critters by Uptown Designs
Paper ~ Morning Marigold, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Misc CS, Reflections Fall DP
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ EK Success punches, Swiss dots CB folder, Deckle Rectangle nesties, sponging

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I'm so Excited!!

I have some exciting news to share!! I was asked by Gina K to be on the Center Stage Spotlight design team for September over on Stamp TV! I was surprised and very honered to be asked. Thank you Gina!! I still have butterflies in my stomach! Can't wait to get started!

Purr-fect Pumkin Kitty

Today I have another challenge card for you! It's for the bonus sketch over at Eat Sleep Stamp. She is giving away a $52 dollar shopping spree so be sure to go over and check it out! I used chalks to highlight the pumpkins on my CB'd layer. Thanks for stopping by!

Supply List

Stamps ~ Penny Black
Paper ~ Smokey Shadow, Apricot Appeal, Misc DP
Ink ~ Black
Accessories ~ Rectangle nesties, Scallop Punch, Ribbon, Brads, CB folder, Chalks

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cracked Glass

I learned a new technique! Over on Stamp TV this week the Technique Challenge was to Crack Glass. This gives a really cool effect, I need to have a little more practice but I'm pleased with my first attempt! I'll be trying it again soon. I also used the Crazy 4 Challenges sketch from yesterday. Love this sketch!
Supply List
Stamps ~ Gina K Signs of Autumn
Paper ~ Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Ripe Avocado, Crushed Curry DP
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx, Vintage Sepia, Tea dye Distress ink
Copics ~ E44,G99,Y17,Y26,YG93
Accessories ~ Bangle Bling, Ribbon, CB folder, Clear embossing powder

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lil' Pumpkin

Today my card is for Mercy's Tuesday sketch and for one of the Verve challenges (Michelle's color challenge) on SCS. We were to use Orange Yellow, Cream, Deep Brown, and Grey Green. I colored the image with my prismacolor pencils and gamsel.
Supply List
Stamps ~ House Mouse
Paper ~ Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Misc Pumpkin color
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ Ribbon, Buttons, Twine, Circle nesties

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Fall!

Hello! Would you like a chance to win a Scor Bug?? My friend Ink is having another challenge over on her blog Inky's Delight. This time it is sketch challenge! You have until the 25th so make sure you go over and check it out!
Supply List
Stamps ~ TAC Pick of the Patch
Paper ~ Scarlet Jewel, Really Rust, More Mustard, Basic Grey Offbeat
Ink ~ Adirondack Pitch Black, Scarlet Jewel
Accessories ~ Square Nesties, SU Oval punches, Leaf punches, CB Swirl folder

Monday, September 14, 2009

Signs of Autumn

Today's card is for the color challenge on Stamp TV and for the sketch challenge on Stampin Sisters in Christ. Gina K is the sponser of the challenge this week. I really like the sketch but I didn't have any small square envelopes so I made my card A2 in size. I just got this K&Company DP yesterday at M's and when I saw the new color's this week on Stamp TV I thought I could make it work. We were to use Pumpkin Spice, Apple Green, and Saffron(yellow) and the DP has all of those! The apple basket is softly sponged all the way around in yellow, I couldn't get that to pick up in my photos. It's much prettier in person. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Supply List ~ Gina K Signs of Autumn, Sentiment Inkadinkado Expressions & Frames
Paper ~ Kiwi Kiss, Really Rust, K&Company DP
Ink~ Versafine Black onyx
Copics ~ E33, R37, R39, YG91, YG93
Accessories ~ Labels 3 nesties, Rhinestones, Ribbon, clear embossing powder

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

Hello! I'm Loving my Autumn Blessings set from Justrite stamps. Today's card is another triple challenge card. There are so many wonderful challenges out there and not enough time to do them all that I try to combine them where I can! First I used the sketch challenge over on Eat Sleep Stamp . This is the first time I've done one of her challenges. Found it this week when one of my SCS buddies card was featured. Congrats Carrie!! This week marks a year of challenges and she is having a very nice prize if she gets 52 people to play this week. You can win a $52 shopping spree!! So go on over and check it out. I hope to keep doing the challenges every week. Next it is for the Stamp Simply #104 challenge over on Sharon Johnson's blog No Time to Stamp? This is the first time I've done any of her challenges too I believe! We were to make a Halloween card or if we don't care for Halloween we could use a pumpkin. Lastly it is for the Inspiration Challenge over on SCS. I'm really pleased with how this card turned out, the ribbon was a pain but I finally got a decent looking bow out of it. Thanks for stopping by!

Supply List

Stamps ~ Justrite Autumn Blessings set
Paper ~ Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Bo Bunny Press DP's
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories ~ Ribbon, Oval nesties

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fall Friends

I seem to be into making Fall cards here lately! Today I have another double challenge card. There is a new challenge blog called Crazy 4 Challenges. I used their sketch which was perfect for the potluck Friday challenge on Stamp TV which was to add one or more elements beyond the boundaries of your card base. First time I've ever done this, I like how it looks! Thanks for stopping by.

Supply List

Stamps ~ Great Impressions
Paper ~ Pumpkin Pie, Bravo Burgandy, More Mustard, Misc Red, DCVW DP
Ink ~ Adirondack Pitch Black
Accessories ~ Ribbon, Leaf Brad, Bangle Bling, Labels 3 nesties, MS leaf punch

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Autumn Leaves

Today I have another card for the SASI challenges, this is for TEBB challenge #11 to paper distress. I used my Heidi Swapp edge distresser on the edges of the Rustic white layer then I disressed the edges with ink. I also distressed the leaves after I ran them thru the CB swiss dots folder. The layout is for Clean & Simple stampings Fall-to layout # 58. I found this layout from a card in the SCS gallery. I really like it and wanted to give it a try. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Supply List
Stamps ~ TPC Studio Autumn Harvest
Paper ~ Dark Chocolate, Really Rust, Scarlet Jewel, Rustic White
Ink ~ Versafine Vintage Sepia
Accessories ~ CM leaf punch, mini leaf punches, Chocolate pearls, twine

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Button Sunflower

Today I have a triple challenge card to share with you. It is for the technique challenge on Stamp TV ~ sewing. I paper pierced in the corner and used embroidery floss. It's for TEBB Challenge #6 which was a sketch. It's also for the 2 Red Bananas Banana Split Sunday challenge Stripes & Dots. Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think! Have a great day!
Supply List
Stamps ~ Gina K Autumn Beauty
Paper ~ Dark Chocolate. Really Rust. Rustic White, Basic Grey Offbeat, Frances Meyer DP
Ink ~ Adirondack Pitch Black
Copics ~ Y17, YG91, YG93
Accessories ~ MS Thanks punch, Ribbon, Button, Paper piercing, embroidery floss

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Harvest Bear

Today I have another double challenge card for you! My friend Ink is having her First TAC challenge over on her blog Inky Delight's. We were to make a card using fall colors. I chose to use the TAC Harvest Bear stamp, just love this little guy! I also used this week's Limelight sketch and we were to use Dots! I fliped the sketch so it worked with my image. If I'd have thought of it sooner I would have made the pearls form a corner instead of a straight line to be more true to the sketch. I tried to move them but it would've tore the paper so I left them the way they were. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day!
Supply List
Stamps ~ TAC Harvest Bear, TAC Pick of the Patch (sentiment)
Paper ~ Dark Chocolate, More Mustard, Basic Grey Offbeat DP
Ink ~ Black, Pumpkin pie
Accessories ~ Swiss Dots CB folder, Circle nesties, Deckle Rectangle nesties, Pearls (M's)