Thursday, January 28, 2010

Card Positioning System Challenge

Here are two cards for the CPS-151 Challenge.  I did not like my first card, so with scraps from the 1st I made another one.  I've still got scraps so I might make another:

This one used chipboard pieces and paper from Cosmos Cricket

Here is the second one

Used Gina K Designs Chocolate Kiss and Ivory cardstock, Cosmos Cricket dp, A stamp from Tami Mayberry's Happy Hearts, MS heart punch with slits, misc. ribbon.

Thinking of You

This is the sketch for Card Patterns#48.  Check out their place here.  It's a great place for challenges and inspiration!  This is my second time meeting their challenge.

Here is the sketch

and here is my card

Stamp:  Clear Art Stamps
Paper:  Gina K Designs Ivory, Chocolate Kiss, misc green and Anna Griffin dp
Other:  vintage button, ribbon, cuttlebug, punch

Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Rupa Shevde has designed a FABULOUS Stamp Set called Sung From the Heart.  Oh - please check it out here!  The images are a great size for cards or scrapbook pages.  There are song titles that can be paired with the images or used alone.  Here is my card:

I've used Gina K's Ocean Mist, Innocent Pink and White cardstocks, cut out the bird, popped up the wing and tail then used a little string on the heart,  a Cuttlebug for the tag, and put on a few pearls for a super quick card.

Check out these for more inspiration and then create a card with this stamp set and post it to the Mr. Linky on Gina K's Blog. On Feb 2nd, she will randomly chose a winner to receive any set they want by Rupa Shevde!


Monday, January 25, 2010

Heartily Yours Blog Hop

Here is my card using Nina Brackett's Heartily Yours Stamp Set.  I made this for a friend's nephew who just got his drivers permit!  I used GKD Ocean Mist, Chocolate Kiss and white cardstocks; dp is from Stampin Up and my cuttlebug for the shapes with a few copic markers.

 Nina's  wonderful stamp set called Heartily Yours --  has so MANY images and sentiments to use all year  -- she also designed Heartily Yours Addition.  It has been a blast to use!  Create a card with this stamp set and post it to the Mr. Linky on Gina K's Blog. On Feb 1st, she will randomly chose a winner to receive one of Nina's sets of the winner's  choice!

Get insipired by checking out these links:
Nina Brackett {Illustrator}
Jessica Fick
Melanie Muenchinger
Carolyn King
Lee Murphy
Tami Mayberry
Erika Martin
Jen Charboneau
Alice Wertz
StampTV Idea Center

Nina is offering a FREE download on her blog.  (All she is asking for is a small donation, if you would like to contribute, to help the earthquake victims of Haiti.) All proceeds will go towards a worthwhile charity, The Children's Hunger Fund.
More info can be found on
her blog.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy Hearts Blog Hop

The Happy Hearts Stamp Set by Tami Mayberry has been a set of stamps that I have loved working with!! The variety of sentiments and the beautiful hearts make creating a card EASY!  Gina K Designs is celebrating the release of this stamp set by Tami Mayberry with a Blog Hop.  So create a card with this stamp set and post it to the Mr. Linky on Gina K's Blog. One of the lucky linkers will win any set by Tami Mayberry! Yahoooooooo!!!! 

Here is my card

Stamp:  Tina Mayberry's Happy Hearts
Paper:  Gina K Designs Passionate Pink, White cardstock
Other:  Ribbon by Paperty Ink, misc. dp, Cuttlebug, EK Success Scallop Heart Punch

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Card Patterns for Sketch 47

This is for a Card Patterns Sketch.  Nina Brackett is  giving away a copy of her GinaK Designs' Lovely Shelfstamp set to one random winner. It's a very versatile set with sentiments for (almost) every woman in your life.

Here is the sketch we were suppose to follow:

And here is my card:

Stamps:  Melanie Muenchinger's Tech Talk, sentiment is from Theresa Momber's Purr-fectly Delightful
Paper:  Gina K Designs Chocolate Kiss, Passionate Pink, White, Kraft cardstock. misc dp
Other:  MS Heart Punch

Why don't you play along?  It's an easy sketch -- and you could win that wonderful Stamp set by Nina Brackett!  Just make a card and post your link to Card Patterns!

Purrr-fectly Delightful Hop

Tonight, the design team at Stamp TV with a some Designer  friends are showing off the newest stamp set by Theresa Momber called Purr-fectly Delightful.  You can  join in the hop by showing us your Purrr-fectly Delightful Card in the Mr. Linky box you will find on Gina K's Bog!

Here is the card that I made with her new set!   It has many pieces so you can make a variety of projects.

Stamp:  Theresa Momber's Purr-fectly Delightful
Paper:  GKD Kraft cardstock, Stampin Up dp
Ribbon:  Martha Steward's Seam Binding
Other:  Cuttlebug

Check out these links for for tonight's blog hop:
Theresa Momber {Illustrator}
Jessica Fick
Melanie Muenchinger
Nina Brackett

Carolyn King

Lee Murphy

Erika Martin

Joan Ervin
Jen Charboneau

Tina Gilliland
Brenda Turner

Now, it's your turn! Add the direct link to your blog post showcasing Theresa's Purrr-fectly Delightful Stamp set in the Mister Linky Box on Gina K's blog.  Do not just post you main blog link, but post the link directly to the entry with your Purr-fectly Delightful card. If you do not have a blog, please upload your card to StampTV's gallery and post the direct link to you gallery post.  Gina K. will choose one random winner from all the links added and that lucky stamper will win any stamp set by Theresa Momber.  YIPPPEEEE - she has some WONDERFUL stamp sets!!  Contest closes at 8:00 PM on January 27th and the winner will be announced here on her blog on January 28th.

Melanie Muenchinger's Square Pegs Blog Hop

Ohhhh, what a terrific set this is!!  Here are my cards:

Stamp: Melanie Muenchinger's Square Pegs
Paper:  GKD Wine with Everything, Passionate Pink, White cardstock,  misc. dp
Other:  Cuttlebug, heart punch

Stamp: Melanie Muenchinger's Square Pegs
Paper:  GKD Kraft, Fresh Asparagus cardstock, mis dp
Other:  Cuttlebug

 Starting this month, Stamp TV wants YOU to join in their hops with Mr. Linky! Show us what you can do with this Stamp Set.  Oh, you really need to see what Melanie has done!! Cool idea! Look thru the  posts listed and you will find a Mister Linky where you can add your Square Pegs DIRECT blog or gallery link. Do not just post you main blog link, post the link directly to the entry with your Square Pegs card. If you do not have a blog, please upload your card to StampTV's gallery and post the direct link to you gallery post.

One random lucky poster will win any set they want by Melanie Muenchiner as a prize for participating! You have until Monday, January 25th to post your card to be eligible to win!

Happy hopping and happy stamping!

For direct links to tonight's blog hop participants and more inspiration from the StampTV idea center, click here:
Melanie Muenchinger {Illustrator}
Jessica Fick
Theresa Momber
Nina Brackett
Carolyn King
Lee Murphy
Betty Neville
Brenda Turner
StampTV Idea Center

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Creative Belli Blog Challenge #83
I'm so excited to participate in this week Belli Challenge and ESPECIALLY since they have asked me to be a part of their Design Team! -- How exciting!! This is a group of very talented ladies. We try to give you a challenge that will use things we have lying around your stamp rooms! Come play along with some cool designers. See their names under the Belli Challenge Blinkie on my sidebar. Click on their name to see their projects. Now to play along with us here us what you need to do:

1. Anyone Can Play! Challenge a friend to play along!
2. Make a completed project with any type of heart. What FUN!!
3. Go to Creative Belli Blog and post your link to Mr. Linky found there

Here are my cards:

Stamp:  Gina K Designs Sweetest Memoris
Paper:  Gina K designs Rocket Red, White cardstock
misc. Valentine dp
Other:  Cuttlebug, Sakura gel pen

 Stamp:  Carolyn Kings Warm Winter Wishes

Paper:  Gina K Designs Rocket Red, White cardstock
dp Imaginisce
Other:  Cuttlebug

Here is the list of designers joining in the challenge.

Creative Belli Blog Design Team

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


It's time for another GinaK CenterStage Spotlight Team Blog Hop!
Each artist was asked to design their project by drawing inspiration from these photos of the AMAZING Christmas Cookie Bouquet the CSS Team sent to Gina's DT Coordinator Jessica Fick:

It has been so cold here in East Texas -- one day it was 10 degrees!  Good Grief I've lived here almost 30 years and it has NEVER been that cold, so with inspiration for Jessica's cookie bouquet, I made this box to take to the office for a little encouragement for the ladies who work for us. This will sit beside our coffee and hot water in our break room.  As cold as it is suppose to be, I'll be refilling this often!

Gina K has a tutorial on how to make lovely decorator boxes from kleenex boxes here.  I made this one just a little shorter. FUN, FUN project thanks to Gina's instructions.

Stamp:  Rupa Shevede's Warm and Wonderful  
Paper:  GKD Pure Luxury White, and misc. dp
Other:  Glitter Pen,  Copic markers,  ribbon, cuttlebug 

My next project was a card.  I took my inspiration from the colors -- Hey, can you tell I like pink and blue?  LOL

Stamps:   Rupa Shevde's Warm Winter Wishes
Paper:  Melisssa Francis
Other:  Vintage Ribbon from my favorite vendor at Brimfield's (mass.),button, cuttlebug, glitter on the little hearts on the inside

Now finish the hop with inspiration from these -- all are outstanding designers!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Afternoons

Oh, how I love Sunday afternoons.  Our whole family attends the same church and afterward we usually go out to eat or they come over here for lunch.  Then the afternoon is usually spent stamping.  Here are two cards I made for Stamp TV challenges that were issued on Splitcoast Stampers during the Stamp TV release party.  The first one was to make a Valentine card without using pink or red.

Stamp:  Asela Hopkins Framed Friends
Paper: Gina K Designs White cardstock, misc dp
Other:  ribbon, button, pearls, cuttlebug

The second was a sketch challenge. 

Stamp:  Melanie Muenchinger's Inspiration Mosaic, GKD Confort and Peace
Paper;  Gina K Pure Luxury white cardstock, misc dp
Other:  brads, cuttlebug

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cold, Cold Card Making Day

We don't get hardly ANY snow ever, but we do have cold damp days.  Today is one of those -- Tonite it is suppose to get to 16.  Now for you up North that's not very cold, but for us in East Texas -- we are not prepared!  It is a hoot to go to the grocery store -- the shelves are bare of bread and milk --- people here think it will be too cold to get out so they stock up!  It's probably hilarious to some -- we are such sissies!  Here are a couple of my cards I've made up since it's too cold to go anywhere.

Stamps: GKD Festive Labels, Nina Brackett's Elegant Post
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Sweet Corn, Smoky Slate cardstock, Cosmos Cricket dp
Other: Cuttlebug butterfly, grey ink, ribbon

This one was made for a friend whose husband is in hospice care.  He is only 40 with two little boys (4 and 2). You can read her blog here.  Erin and Layne are such sweet people.

Stamps: Nina Brackett's Lovely Shelf and Vintage Borders
Paper: Gina K Designs Chocolate Kiss, Ivory, Sweet Corn Cardstock
Other: misc ribbon, pearls, brown ink, Cuttlebug
I embossed with clear powder the Vintage Border on sweet corn

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Gina K Designs and CPS Card Sketches

Gina K Designs is excited to be sponsoring Card Positioning Systems for January!

Visit their website to see some amazing cards by the  talented and creative Tami Mayberry who has written books and articles on card sketches. These sketches will get your creative juices flowing. And sometimes at this time of the year (after Christmas) we all need a little inspiration.

The cards made by their design team will use Gina K Designs Stamps.  You can play along with this week's sketch! You may even win yourself a prize!

Here is my card I made to put on their Mr. Linky.  This was a super quick card!

Stamp:  Gina K Designs - Sweetest Memoris - wonderful stamp set with sentiments perfect for scrapbooking or cards
Paper:  Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White and Sweet Corn cardstock, dp from Paper Studio
Other:  Misc. ribbon, brown ink & cuttlebug


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