Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Little Paper Shop Challenge

Little Paper Shop has a color challenge this week.  I have ordered a couple of their stamps and can't wait to get them and ink them up.  One is a sweet little girl called Lucy holding a little bird in her hand.  I hope it comes soon!

Here are the colors we were suppose to use:
And here is my card
Stamp:  Paptertrey Ink
Paper:  Gina K Designs Kraft, Sweet Corn and Chocolate Kiss card stock
Other:  Ribbon is Gina K Designs

Have a wonderful Easter celebrating the resurrection of the Lord Jesus!

CPS - Card Sketches #160

This weeks sponsor for CPS Card Sketches is Renaissance By Design.  Check them out -- They have neat stamps and right now they have some really great paper for  50 cents.  I've ordered a few (I'm a paper hoarder).  Here is the sketch for this week
Here is my card:
Stamp:  Gina K Designs Spring Mix
Paper:  Gina K Designs White, Chocolate Kiss and Creme de menthe cardstocks
dp is October Afternoon
Other: Copic Markers and Cuttlebug


The Creative Belli Challenge this week had us use Glimmer Mist -- Can I just say this is WONDERFUL STUFF!!!  It is just hard to photograph.
Our sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique.  Check them out they really have some cute images.  There is a little Sunflower Girl that is DARLING, DARLING DARLING!!

Here is what you need to do to play along with us!
1. Anyone Can Play! Spread the Word! :) Challenge a friend to play with you.
2. Make a completed project/card with anything with any kind of Glimmer Mist.
3. Share the link here in the comments linking to Mr. Linky -
CBC88. When you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your blog, be sure and put CBC88 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge - with a link!

Here is my card:

Image from The Stamping Boutique
Paper:  Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White cardstock,
Stampin Up dp
Other:  Copic Markers and Cuttlebug, and pop up dots 

Silver Glimmer Mist
I cut out the girl and boy and then popped them up on top.  Then sprayed with the Glimmer Mist.  I used two coats.

Be sure to visit the Creative Belli Design Team Member's blogs to read more details about their designs. You will find lots of awesome ideas!!!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch #57

Card Patterns has this sketch challenge this week.  Make a card with the sketch and link it on their blog with the Mr. Linky found there.

Just for  participating Hero Arts is going to  generously donate (2) two 4x6 Hero Arts Stamp Sets for one lucky random winner.    Hero Arts is a premium design company that has manufactured and produced stamps and stamping supplies for the cardmaking, scrapbooking and craft industries for 37 years.

Here are the stamp sets

  Here is my card:

Stamp:  Gina K Designs Rupa Shevdes Sung From the Heart
Paper:  Gina K Designs White, Rocket Red card stock, dp is from My Time Made Easy
Ribbon:  Gina K Designs
Other:  Cuttlebug

Melanie Muenchinger's Scrap Challenge

Melanie issued a challenge to make a project with the stuff on your desk.  I'm one of those who cleans up most times after each card, soooo there wasn't much on my desk.  I did take my "scrap box", colored card stock scraps and ribbon scrap bag to make a card.  I used only scraps except for my stamp.  The ribbon was a scrap of ribbon left over from my daughter's wedding.

Go check out Melanie's blog and then make a project and link it to her Mr. Linky.  There is a prize for the winner!  You can get a few extra points for using Gina K Designs Stamps.   Melanie -- thanks for a fun challenge!

Here are my scraps.

Here is my card:
Stamp:  Gina K Designs Spring Mix
Paper:  Gina K Designs Little Boy Blue, Innocent Pink, White cardstock, dp is imaginisce
Other:  scrap ribbon, cuttlebug

Here is my desk after I made the card:
Now to clean up again!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blog Candy from Chris

Chris Olson has some wonderful blog candy!!!

She actually has 2 lots of blog candy to give away.  It will end April 5 -- better go quickly!! Go check out her wonderful cards.  She will give you some real inspiration!  She has a beautiful little girl angel card at the top of her blog today.  It is so pretty.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Little Paper Shop Challenge

While looking thru some blogs, I ran across the Little Paper Shop.  Wonderful blog.  It's a well done blog.  I've ordered some stamps and will be doing a few of their challenges.
For this week here is the challenge:
Here is my card:
Stamp: digital image free on their blog
Paper:  Gina K Designs Chocolate Kiss, Kraft & White card stocks and dp is Chatterbox
Other:  Copic markers and glass glitter, brads, cuttlebug and vintage ribbon

Have a GREAT stamping day!!

CPS Card Sketch 159

I love frilly feminine cards so with this week's CPS card sketch I wanted to do something a little girly.  Betsy Veldman had a tutorial on how to make these flowers and I thought I'd give it a try.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

Stamp:  Verve
Paper:  Gina K Designs White, Wine with Everything card stocks, dp is Melissa Francis
Other:  Cuttlebug, button, beads

Have a GREAT stamping day!

Card Patterns Sketch 56

I made this card for my husband.  He planted some peach and pear trees for us.  He knows how much I like pear preserves and our family dearly loves fresh homemade peach ice cream.  We may not get much fruit this year, but we are looking forward to see what kind of crop we have.  Here is a pic of one of the trees already in bloom.
Here is the Card Patterns Sketch
And here is my card:
Stamp: Verve
Paper:  Stampin Up green, Gina K Designs White card stock, kaiser dp
Other:  Cuttlebug, white embossing powder

Thanks for looking and have a GREAT stamping day.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

The 3 sisters in our family had the annual "Spring Get A Way Easter Project and Card Making Weekend".
We cut, glued, cuttlebugged, and stamped the whole weekend at our vacation house!  What a blast we had!  Here is some of what we made:

One of the things I made was the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger card.

Here is the inspiration:

Here is my card:

Here are the supplies:

Paper:  Gina K Designs, Kraft, Innocent Pink card stocks,  BasicGrey dp
Stamp:  Clear Art Stamps, and sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms
Other:  Cricut to cut tree branch and copic markers

Thanks for looking!   Have a Happy Card Day!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Card Positioning System Challenge #158

This week's prize is sponsored by: Stamping Bella. Be sure to check out Card Positioning System's Blog.  When you link your project to their Mr. Linky you could be a lucky winner!
This is the sketch for this week:

For my card, I decided to do something very simple.  This is a good sketch that we could do a lot with.
Here is my card:
Stamp:  Gina K Designs Tag Lines
Paper:  Gina K Designs White, Chocolate Kiss, dp is Papertrey Ink
Ribbon:  Papertrey Ink and misc. brown
Other:  white embossing powder


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge #87

The Creative Belli Challenge this week had two elements to it.  We had a sketch to follow and then we had to use paper clips, library clips or swirly clips.  I LOVE clips.  At the office everyone has fun seeing what clips will be circulating around.  They all know who to come to when they want a special clip!

Here is what you need to do to play along with us!
1. Anyone Can Play! Spread the Word! :) Challenge a friend to play with you.
2. Make a completed project/card with anything with a CLIP AND THE SKETCH... Grab something you have had lying around for ages! It could be ANY kind of CLIP!
3. Share the link here in the comments linking to Mr. Linky -
CBC87. When you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your blog, be sure and put CBC87 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge - with a link!

So on with the details.  Here is the sketch
 Here is the card:
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink
Paper:  Melissa Francis dp, Stampin Up Green and purple cardstock, Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White cardstock
Other:  Cuttlebug to cut flowers, brad and 2 swirl clips

I used Holly Brown's technique to do the flower.  This is such a fun technique - you will probably see flowers on everything I make for a while! teehee

Be sure to visit the Creative Belli Design Team Member's blogs to read more details about their designs. You will find lots of awesome ideas!!!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch 55

I've been making Easter cards and Card Patterns gave me a good reason to make another.  This sketch seemed complicated at first, but when I got my paper out.  It was easy. I love the color lavender.  The hardest decision was which ones to use.

This week Little Paper Shop is sponsoring a $20.00 gift certificate to one randon participant.  Go to Card Patterns Mr. Linky and enter your card!  I'm hoping my number is picked, they have some neat stamps.

Here is the sketch
Here is my card
Stamp:  Verve,
Paper:  Gina K Designs White & Lovely Lavender, Papertrey Ink dp
Other:  Stampin Up ribbon, MS punch, cuttlebug

Monday, March 15, 2010

Repeat Impressions Stamp

Today I wanted to show a stamp I've had for a while but decided to use.  It is from a company called Repeat Impressions.  They have some great images!  Check out their site here.  You will be pleasantly surprised.  I'm impressed with the quality.

Here is the stamp

It can be stamped, cut out and folded or stamped with a mask on the lower bottom part.  I stamped it and cut it out.  I think I want to try using this as an invitation.  You can use either side. One side has some scroll work at the top of each frame, the other side doesn't

Here is the gift card I made and I also made a little envolope to go with it.

The paper is from Papertrey Ink and  a little miscellaneous scrap for the envelope.  I used stamps from Papertrey Ink and Clear Art Stamps and a copic marker.  Look for some other projects using this really neat stamp.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A few of my projects

Here are a few of my cards and one project

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

Stamp: Clear Art Stamps
Paper, Gina K Designs White and Apple Green card stocks, DP is Papertrey Ink
Other: Cuttlebug, Copic Markers


Stamp:Nina Brackett's Heartily Yours and Heartily Yours Addition
Paper: GKD Ocean Mist, Chocolate Kiss, White cardstock and StampinUp dp
Other: Copic markers, brads, cuttlebug

Stamp: Gina K Designs sentiment from Inside and Out
Paper: Gina K Designs Black Onyx and White card stock, dp is from Stampin Up
Ribbon: Gina K Designs
Other: American Crafts brad and flower pieces, Cuttlebug dies for squares

Stamps: Nina Brackett's Elegant Verses
Paper: Ivory and Chocolate Kiss cardstock
Ink: SU Creamy Carmel, Chocolate Chip

Other: Cuttlebug folder, Rectangle Dies, sponge dauber

I enjoyed making this project.  Our assignment was to make an ornament  and a container for the ornament.  The little drum is a portion of a paper towel holder.

Stamps: First Christmas by Asela Hopkins
Paper: Printed Vintage Holly digital paper by GKD on both sides of pure white cardstock (120 lb), cranberry tart for drum, white vellum for drum head, clear plastic
Other: ribbon, drumsticks are black beads and a toothpick colored black, copic markers

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I needed to get a couple of cards made and posted today.  Tomorrow I start taking care of 2 of my grandchildren while their family moves.  The sweet boys are 18 mts and 4 years.  They are really good boys and I enjoy having this special time with them.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch.  I had Easter eggs on my mind. 
The only stamp I used was one for the grass - Gina K Designs Aseal Hopkins' The Journey
Paper:  Gina K Designs Creme de menthe, Chocolate Kiss, Cosmos Cricket for the dp and scraps of misc. blue
Other:  MS punch and Melissa Frances Rub Ons, Papertrey Ink egg die

I'm off to find instructions on how to do the Martha Stewart eggs died with old silk ties.  If anyone has a web site with instructions, please let me know.

Card Patterns Sketch 54

Oh, wow was this a beautiful day in East Texas!  It was 71!! No mosquitoes yet and the wild plum and tulip trees are blooming!!  WATCH OUT -  HERE COMES SPRING!

Here is the sketch for the week from Card Patterns:
Here is my copy of the sketch:
Stamp:  Gina K Designs Picture It and the sentiment is from Melanie Muenchinger's A Year of Leaves
Paper:  Gina K Designs Sweet Corn & a tiny bit of Green Apple, dp is Stampin Up and scraps
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Other:  button, twine, and Copic markers, pop dots

HAVE a great day, you guys!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


I'm not an organization freak, but because of where I need to stamp I have to be neat and organized.  I found a new way to store my Cuttlebug folders and dies.  Here it is:

Gina K Designs Binder Boxes
Gina K Designs Binder Sheets.  These come 4 to a package.
Avery Pocket Tabs - These come in two sizes.
These I bought at Office Depot - they are a new product.  There were on sale - buy one get one free. 

Here is the back of the Pocket Tab.

The back of the Pocket Tabs have a very sticky peel off tape.  Peel these off and then adhere them to the Gina K Designs Binder Sheets, using both the back and front.  The  Avery Pocket Tabs have small blue tabs that make them perfect for writing the name of the die or folder.

The tabs are clear and you can see folders and dies very clearly.  Make sure the opening to the tab pocket is on the opposite of the ring holes.  Otherwise it would be a little tricky opening the pocket to get the folder or dies out.

I used a Binder Box for the Cuttlebug folders and another one for the Dies.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Card Postioning Stystem Challenge #156

It's hard to believe Easter is coming.  Seems like we just did Valentines!  Here in East Texas Easter weekend is usually a pretty bright sunny day.  Today I felt like getting out my kids and grandkids Easter baskets and getting them ready.  I usually fill them with candy and little surprises.  Here is a card I quickly made to get me in the basket mood.

Stamp:  Gina K Designs Baskets of Happiness
Paper:  Gina K Designs Lemon Yellow, White, Black Onyx, dp is Basic Grey
Other:  Cuttlebug, Copic Markers, Black Gel Pen

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Good  Morning!
 Creative Belli Bi-Weekly challenge this week is EYELETS!

I know you have eyelets just lying around waiting to be used.  How long has it been since you have used eyelets?

Our sponsor for this week is Sunshine Stamps and they have graciously donated some digi stamps for the design team to play with. We thank them for letting us use these fun images. You can see more of their products HERE

Play along with our challenge to use EYELETS and you will be entered to win 3 free digi stamps from Sunshine Stamps.  Invite a friend or your sister (like I did) to play with you.  To play along make a card, layout, or project using EYELETS and leave a link using Mr. Linky on the Creative Belli Blog. If you post to an online gallery please use the keyword CBC86 so we can find it.

Here is mine

Hey,  go have some fun and link your card!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

OF COURSE YOU CAN FLY - Card Patterns Sketch #53

Well, it is too cold here for butterflies, but I see them everywhere in the catalogues and on cards! I'm looking for every opportunity to use them.  I thought this might make a good graduation card. Only 8 more weeks till my Grandaughter graduates from high school!   Here is the sketch:
Here is my card:

Stamp:  Butterfly is SU, Sentiment is Clear Art Stamps
Paper:  Gina K Designs White, Lovely Lavender, Vibrant Violet, dp is Papertrey Ink
Other:  Glitter on wings, Pop Up Dots for butterfly



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