Wednesday, November 4, 2009


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:

HEY GUYS --THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND FUN--------NINA BRACKETT is giving away a Hip to Be Square stamp set - she will pick a random commenter from one of the blogs and she is not telling you which one :-). This is her way of spreading the love.

Here are mine:

This one uses a digital paper from Gina K Designs called Vintage Holly with some of that BEAUTIFUL Good as Gold and Rocket Red cardstock from Gina K Designs. The sentiment is from Rupa Shevde's The Magic of Christmas.

This one uses Gina K Designs Designer Paper available as a digial paper called Vintage Holly and Chocolate Kiss cardstock.  The cute filigree sled and sentiment are from Rupa Shevde's The Magic of Christmas.

This one uses Gina K Designs Nearly Navy and Good as Gold cardstock. The stamps are from the Magic of Christmas and were embossed in gold.

We know you're going to LOVE what everyone has designed for us tonight! First check out Gina K's blog

Gina K Designs

Then, 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:

Brenda Turner,

Carla Suto,

Carolina Buchting,

Charlene Merrick,

Dawn Lusk,

DeeMarie Kelemen,

Geri Utterback ,

Giovanna Smith,

Janice Melton,

JenMarie Taylor,

Jennie Harper,

Joy Hadden,

Kay Simmons,

Linda Payne,

Lori McAree,

Melisa Waldorf,

Pam Imholz,

Selma Stevenson,

Shannon Bracken,

Shelly Wilson,

Sue Walsh,

Tina Gilliland

Some of GinaK's Senior Design Team Members and Illustrators wanted to get in on the fun tonight too:

Asela Hopkins

Carolyn King

Cindy Lawrence

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!


craftieodamae said...

OMG, it's after 11pm and I have to get up at 5AM and here I am hopping LOL. gorgeous cards!!!!

Jessica said...

Oh JOY! I LOVE all three of your cards! They really show how quick and easily you can build your Christmas card stash up! I adore each one!

Thank you so much for hopping with us tonight!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

VERY nice,Joy!!! I really really like the gold and blue though.. my fav.

Janice M said...

Great cards Joy!!

JenMarie said...

Oh what fabulous creations!!

Brenda said...

Wowza Joy!! These cards are all fabulous! I love how the DP frames the sentiment on the first card. The gold embossing on the navy on the last card really pops!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Beautiful Joy I'm with Brenda your Dp choice for the first card is perfect and I love the navy card with gold...beuatiful

Giovana said...

Beautiful creations Joy!!

Neesey said...

Joy, what elegant cards. Love them. TFS

JessicaK said...

Joy joy joy? Love it, love it, love it!

Natalie said...

Your cards are so pretty!! Lovin' the inspiration tonight!

Dawn said...

3! oh my!! wonderful job!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Three gorgeous cards, Joy! Three wonderful designs!

Marsha said...

Such different takes on all three cards. Nicely done.

catdidit said...

All three are stunners Joy, but I am really loving that navy and gold one!

Selma said...

All three cards are so beautiful. The gold and blue one is gorgeous.

Jenny McGee said...

All your cards are so different from each other. But all are perfectly lovely.

Kathy H said...


Deb said...

All three are GORGEOUS! The color combos you chose are so all that contrast! Simply stunning!

redwasher1 said...

Love all three of your cards!!

Lori said...

All of your cards are lovely Joy!!

Melissa Cash said...

Your cards are simply elegant Joy! I love them.

Jennie said...

Love these cards Joy! The red one with the dp just pops and I love the sleigh one (it's colors and the buttons!), the last one is so very elegant. Love the various styles you showed, great job :o)

Theresa Momber said...

All three are gorgeous, Joy! Wonderful hop!

Lisa T said...

Pretty cards! The red & white one as a real ethnic feel to it. Very different & elegant!

Teri said...

All of these are simply beautiful!!

Lynne Phelps said...

I love ALL your cards, but I am WOWED by the way you have the pattern in the DP background paper framing the circle on the Peace Card! Gorgeous!

Sharri Seffens said...

Joy, All of your cards are so pretty! I love the colors you chose for each one and the papers!

Pat Jandacek said...

Oh, my, all 3 cards are lovely, but the "Joy" card is so strikingly beautiful I'd have to pick it as my favorite. TFS

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh these are all just stunning!!!! How perfect is that JOY card!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi joy! what beautiful cards!! so regal and lovely!

Stampin' Pam said...

Lovely lovely lovely Joy - what a busy girl you have been - I really like the first one with the red and gold - super eye catching!

Sue D said...

Wow--three lovely cards and the backgrounds are very striking.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow, Joy, these are fantastic! LOVE, love, love the first one and the way you layered the designer paper behind the circle...WOWEEEE!

Carolyn King said...

all three are beautifully designed. What a great gift set they would make!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

All I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW! What beautiful creations to behold! Great job Joy!

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are all fantastic cards, Joy...beautiful images all combined to make these three projects jaw-dropping gorgeous!

Shannon said...

Beautiful!! Love the gold embossing...stunning.

Carolina said...

Joy these are all gorgeous! Love the embossing and how you came up with a different look for each card.


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