Friday, November 27, 2009

CSS Challenge Blog Hop

It's time for another CenterStage Spotlight Challenge Blog hop!

Hostess:Jessica Fick {Design Team Coordinator}
Stamp and color the image on Patterned Paper
{ any occasion card acceptable, it doesn't have to be Christmas themed} { image may be cut out and layered, but must be stamped and colored on patterned paper}
Requirement: any GinaK Designs stamp set & Glitter
Bonus Challenge: decorate the inside of your card to coordinate

Participating Designer's links:

It's time for another CSS Challenge hop! This time Jessica has challenged us to stamp and color on DP and to use glitter. I used my Sakura clear stardust pen on the topiary and on the butterflies. I couldn't get a good picture to show the sparkle. Thanks to my friend Julie for helping me out with a hat pin! I always wanted to try one! As a bonus we could decorate the inside of of our cards to coordinate, so I used some of the same DP and more butterfly punches on the inside. Deceided to leave off the sentiment that way I have a blank card handy! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Gina K Lord of the Season
Paper ~ Ocean Tide, Sweet Blush, Gina K Good as Gold, DP(think it might be K&Co??)
Ink ~ Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories ~ Label 4 nesties, CB Birds & Swirls folder, MS 3 in 1 butterfly punch, MS Doily Lace punch, Ribbon, hat pin, rhinestones

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Today I thought I'd share a photo that I took a couple of weeks ago while trying to photograph some of my cards. This is Lucky he is a spoiled rotten baby and likes to "help" me. It makes picture taking very interesting. I have to make sure there are no paws or a tail in my pictures! I may share more kitty photo's in the future as Lucky is one of many! They seem to have a way of finding me. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

It's a Small World

I was supposed to go to Ephrata to L&L Rubber Stamps last week but my SIL couldn't get off work to go along with me so I just waited and went myself today. I was talking to another customer there and she said I looked familiar and wondered if I was on Stamp TV, I said yes!! She asked if I was Janice and again I said Yes! The funny thing is a couple of weeks ago on Stamp TV I was telling her, ma54k aka Mary Anne about L&L and gave her the address. What are the chances that we'd both show up there at the same time??!!! She is jumping on the Copic bandwagon and her DH was getting them for her for Christmas. I helped her pick out some of the basic must have colors, IMO. Can't wait to see the cards she makes with them! I've since heard that since her Birthday is on Thursday(Thanksgiving day) her DH said Happy Birthday and let her have them now!! How sweet is that?? Have fun Mary and Happy Birthday!!

Give Thanks

Hello! Today I have a double challenge card for you. It's for the Creative Card Crew Challenge ~ Strings Attached, we were to use string, hemp, twine, rope, embroidery floss etc. It's also for the Just us Girls color challenge to use Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, and Bashful Blue and since we are in the season of thanks, they wanted our card to reflect that sentiment! I Loved Pam's card so much and since I happened to have a scrap of the same DP on my table I deceided to case her card. Hope you don't mind Pam! Thanks for stopping by!
~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Inkadinkado (pumpkins) Hampton Art (Sentiment)
Paper ~ Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Bashful Blue, PTI Autumn Abundance DP
Ink ~ Black, Brown
Accessories ~ Bangle Bling, Leaf Punch, Twine, Oval Nesties

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gina K's 1st Customer Blog Hop

Gina K is having the 1st ever customer blog hop!! We were to use one of the newest releases or the Holiday Cheer kit. I chose the Stamp TV Holiday Cheer kit. I just Love the snowflakes in this set!! I used Rocket Red CS, ribbon and a button from the Stamp TV kit. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over to Gina's blog and check out all the other beautiful cards and projects!
~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Gina K Holiday Cheer kit
Paper ~ Gina K Rocket Red, White
Ink ~ Red
Accessories ~ Long Rectangle nesties, Swiss Dots CB folder, Ribbon, Button, Rhinestones, Red Embossing Tinsel

Friday, November 20, 2009

Garden Flower

Happy Friday!! I have a double challenge card for you today. It's for the La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge. The theme is Thankful. We were to make either a Thanksgiving card or a Thank You card. They have an awesome blog candy prize this week too, be sure to check it out! My card is also for the Flutter by Wednesday challenge, the challenge this week is an open one so anything goes as long as it has a butterfly, fairy or angel on it. Thanks for stopping by!
~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Inkadinkado Brenda Walton clear Garden Flower set
Paper ~ PTI Lavender Moon and Dark Chocolate, Fiskars Heidi Grace Designs DP the Cherrywood Lane Collection
Ink ~Lavender Moon, Dark Chocolate
Accessories ~ Circle Nesties

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Berry Best

It's another rainy day here in south central PA so I had to go with a indoor photo today. My card is for the Card Patterns sketch and for the Color Throwdown to use the colors Chocolate, Olive, Cream, and Dark Red. When I saw those colors I thought of using Strawberries and the Card Pattern sketch was perfect for the stamp I wanted to use. This card took me way to long to make but I'm pleased with how it turned out so I guess it was worth it! Thanks for stopping by!

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Rubber Stampede Strawberry, PTI Sentiment, Flourishes from a Flourishes set
Ink ~ Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper ~ Chocolate, Olive, Cream, Dark Red
Accessories ~ Gingham Ribbon, Primas, Pearls, Square nesties, Clear embossing powder

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Metallic Snowflake

Hello! Today I have a five challenge card to share with you!! I used the sketch on Stamp TV and the recipe challenge on 365 cards. We were to make a 4x4 Card, have a Red Background and use Snowflakes (pattern, embellishments, any #, and any variety)and use 1 ribbon and a stamped sentiment. I used the color challenge on Design Dollies to use red and gray. It's also for the Crafty Creations challenge to use metal or metallic finishes. I think it's also fitting for the Creative Inspirations challenge which is Sparkle. My ribbon is sparkly along with the metallic CS and rhinestones! I like how this card turned out, I think the sentiment could be changed to make cute Thank-you cards for the holidays! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to let me know what you think. I love reading everyone's comments!
~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ My Sentiments Exactly
Paper ~ Gina K Silver Lining Metallic CS, Pure Poppy
Ink ~ Versamark
Acessories ~ CB Snowflake die/embossing folder, CB Divine Swirls folder, Ribbon, Rhinestones, Paper Piercing, mini snowflake punch, silver embossing powder

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Embossed Birthday

My card today is for the Just us Girls technique challenge to use dry embossing, with the added twist to make it a Birthday card! I used one of the Whiff of Joy party animal stamps, Love these little guys!
~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy Mouse under Partyhat, SU Sincere Salutations
Paper ~ Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, White
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Satin Red
Accessories ~ Happy Birthday CB folder, Square nesties, EK Success border punch, Ribbon, Mini Buttons

Monday, November 16, 2009

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello!! Today I have a triple challenge card for you. I used the Sketchy Thursday sketch at Eat Sleep Stamp and the color challenge on Stamp TV to use Ivory, Champagne (light gold), and Burgundy. It's also for the Corrosive challenge blog, this week you were to emboss. I used both heat and dry embossing on my card. I also used my scor-pal. Thanks for stopping by!
~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Gina K Holiday Cheer and Holiday Greetings
Paper ~ Gina K Cranberry Tart and Good as Gold, Cream/Ivory
Ink ~ ColorBox Chianti, ColorBox Frost White
Accessories ~ Holographic embossing powder, clear embossing powder, ribbon, pearls, snowflake punches, snowflake CB folder, scor-pal

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lil' Mudpie

Hello! It's a Gorgous Sunday here in south central PA, has to be in the high 60's! After a week of damp and gloomy weather it's so great to see the sunshine again! Today I have a triple challenge card for you. First I used the Taylored Expressions sketch challenge from Friday, Love this sketch!! It's also for the Incy Wincy Designs challenge to use purple as your main color. I used PTI's Lavender Moon with some Dark Chocolate to go with it. It's also for the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge to use Circles! I used my circle nesties to cut out my little House Mouse image and the different DP's have little circles in them too. I colored the image with my prismacolor pencils and gamsel. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!
~Supply List~
Stamps ~ House Mouse Mudpie Munch 02
Paper ~ PTI Lavender Moon and Dark Chocolate, Fiskars Heidi Grace Designs DP the Cherrywood Lane Collection
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx, Creamy Carmel, Lavender Moon
Accessories ~ PTI Ribbon, Primas, Rhinestones, Circle Nesties

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Autumn Abundance

This card is for the OCC Inspiration challenge and I also used this weeks Stamp TV sketch challenge. I found this roll of ribbon/fibers on clearance at ACM's, it has some really fine wire in it to help keep it's shape. Thought it added a little texture to the card. I used my weathered BG stamp on my circle panel and my fancy tag to tie into the BG of the DP that I used. The sentiment is embossed with clear embossing powder. Thanks for stopping by!

Supply List
Stamps ~ Gina K Signs of Autumn, SU Weathered BG
Paper ~ Summer Sunrise, Cranberry Tart, Autumn Abundance DP
Ink ~ Black, Creamy Carmel, Color Box Chianti
Accessories ~ Fancy Tags, Circle nesties, SU Photo corner punch, gold pearls, ribbon/fibers, clear embossing powder

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fall Mailbox

This is my second post for today! This time I have a Fall/Thanksgiving card for you. I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch challenge. I used the Divine Swirl CB folder on the top half of panel and added 3 rhinestones. I added some stickles to the bees wings. Thanks for stopping by!
Supply List
Stamps ~ Whipper Snapper, Sentiment Gina K Autumn Beauty
Paper ~ Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Kiwi Kiss, DP is My Mind's Eye
Ink ~ Black
Accessories ~ Oval nesties, Divine Swirl CB folder, EK Success border punch, Rhinestones, Stickles

Sweet Birthday

Today is another triple challenge card day! This week the challenge at Incy Wincy Designs was a sketch. I also used this weeks Stamp TV technique challenge to "Glaze it up"! I used my clear glaze pen and went overtop the icing on the cupcake. It's also for Friday's 365 cards challenge "Dream Duo" I picked Pink & White for my colors today. For the sentiment I masked out the word Special and replaced it with the word Sweet! I sponged around the edges of the sentiment and cupcake with Pretty in Pink ink. I used my new MS Eyelet Lace punch along the bottom, I think this might be my next favorite punch right after the Doily Lace punch! Thanks for stopping by.
Supply List
Stamps ~ Gina K 100% sweet, Sentiment a combo of Hero Arts and Studio G
Paper ~ Pink Passion, White, Misc DP
Ink ~ Black, Pretty in Pink
Accessories ~ MS Eyelet Lace punch, Long Rectangle nesties, Circle nesties, Ribbon, Prima, Rhinestone

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CSS 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:

For my card I chose to use the embellished sketch. I used the Poinsettia from the "A year of flowers" set by Melanie Muchinger. I stamped the flower twice with Colorbox Chianti ink and embossed it with Ranger Holographic embossing powder. I cut out the center of one of the flowers and popped it up with some pop dots and added some gold pearls to the flower center. Wow does this flower ever sparkle! The sentiment is one that I masked off of the Very Merry Christmas set by Theresa Momber. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit all the blogs and leave comments along the way because the very generous Nina Brackett is going to be giving away the "Hip to be Square" set by Melanie Muchinger!!! She will be picking a random winner from one of the blogs and will post it on Saturday morning! Good Luck and Happy Bog hopping!

We know you're going to LOVE what everyone has designed for us tonight!
First, here are the links for GinaK's Current CSS Team Members:
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:
Gina K
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!
~Suppy List~
Stamps ~ Gina K A Year of Flowers and a partial sentiment from a Very Merry Christmas
Paper ~ Cranberry Tart. Good as Gold, Ivory/Cream, Making Mermories and DCWV DP's
Ink ~ Colorbox Chianti
Accessories ~ Circle nesties, Fancy tags, EK Success border punch, Ribbon, gold pearls, paper flowers, Ranger Holographic embossing powder

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Many Wishes

Hello! Today I have another multiple challenge card for you! I used Mercy's Tuesday sketch and the Gina K October Release Party Challenge #3 on SCS. We were to use the colors Cranberry Tart, Good As Gold, Black Onyx and Ivory. It's also for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge, to use border punches. Thanks for stopping by!

Supply List
Stamps~ Gina K Many Wishes
Paper ~ Cranberry Tart, Good as Gold, Black, Cream/Ivory, Making Memories DP, DCVW DP
Ink ~ Color Box Chianti, Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ EK Success border punch, Circle nesties, Ribbon, Pearls