Wednesday, September 30, 2009

GINA K PREVIEW BLOG HOP

Welcome to Gina K's Preview Blog Hop. It has been quite an honor to be a part of September's Center Stage Spotlight Team. Here are my cards for the Preview:


This one uses the stamp set Holiday Hospitality by Gina K and the digital papers that you can download (after the Release Party on Oct 1)called Deck the Halls. You will use this over and over for so many of your Christmas projects.

I sewed a little pocket onto Gina K's rocket red cardstock, and trimmed it with red tinsel to hold two Christmas ornaments. I stamped 3 ornament images on the dp and one on Gina K white cardstock. For one ornament I put 2 of the stamped images together and sandwiched a red wire in the middle. For the second I put 1 dp stamped image and white cardstock with the party info on the back, then slipped them into the pocket. The brads from the Stamp TV Kit matches the paper perfectly!




The second card also uses the digital paper but this is from the set called Vintage Holly - oh boy you will really like this set. All the images have an elegant vintage look. I used Gina K Chocolate Kiss cardstock and some of the new ribbon with gold accents. The ribbon in the Stamp TV Kit ties so well and holds its shape. I colored the flowers with copic markers, added gold brads from the new Stamp TV kit and a button from the kit topped off with a sprig of gold. All of the card elements (except the sprig of gold & the 2 flowers) came from the Stamp TV Kit. The kit has everything to make lots and lots of projects!

Here is one more card for tonight. The stamp set is called Winter Wishes by Carolyn King. This set is not just for Christmas -- I've already planned some Valentine cards around it. The stamp I chose for this card is the snowman image. I used some copic markers and strung some beads on wire and inserted the wired between pieces of Gina K's "in the navy" cardstock that I embossed with snowflakes. I cut that sweet little snowman out and put one on the outside and one on the inside. This is a special set because 100% of Carolyn's proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association in her grandmother's memory.





Head over to GinaK's blog to add your comment to her blog entry for a chance to win the stamp sets being previewed tonight our blogs! Then, check in on Carolyn King's blog - the Illustrator of Warm Winter Wishes.

Here are the rest of the links to the Design Team Members participating in the hop tonight:


CenterStage Spotlight Designers:
Joy Hadden
Lori McAree

We'd love to have you join us at our Release party tomorrow night over on SCS starting at 7pm CST. There will be lots of chatter, samples, contest questions, and challenges - you won't want to miss it! Check out Theresa's discussion if you're new to our Release parties for some helpful information to get you started.



14 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

WOW! Gorgeous samples, Joy! Such elegance.

Janice M said...

Great cards Joy! Love the Chocolate and vintage holly one!

Carolyn King said...

Joy--you rocked these stamps....love all your previews. What a cool idea to string beads over that opening!!! love that!!! Thanks so much!

Payne Holler Cards said...

these are wonderful!!! i also love that vintage holly one..and stringing those beads was a really neat touch!!!

Lori said...

Oh WOW Joy!!!! All of your cards are outstanding!!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh just gorgeous with those stringed beads!!!

Melanie said...

love the tags in the pocket!

Giovana said...

Awesome creations Joy!!

NinaB said...

What festive and elegant cards, Joy.

Jessica said...

Joy, what delightful cards you made for our previews!!!! I adore them all - some great ideas!!! We are thrilled to have you on our CSS team and have been so excited to see everything you'd made for us this so far - thanks for all your hard work!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful samples, Joy! All three are so festive! Great ideas! TFS!

catdidit said...

Awesome Joy! Love all of these, you are rocking!

Tina Gilliland said...

GREAT job, Joy!!! I love how you did all the examples!! You rock!

Donna said...

what a great job on your cards, Joy! I love the snowman beaded open frame! so clever

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