Friday, October 31, 2008

Hip Hop Hangover Blog Hop!!!!!!!

Smiley from millan.net

Are you ready for some HIPPPPPPPP HOPPPPPPPP??????!!!!!! LOL

Start out at Angela's Blog, which is fabulous, and she'll have lots of wonderful blog links so you can Hip Hop thru some FABulous Unity creations made by many of us Unity addicts!!!!

It was another super FUN time Hip Hoppin' with Unity Stamps on Splitcoast!!! I signed up for the Kit Of The Month (KOTM)........wooooohoooo!!!! Take a look at the October KOTM that I get 'cuz I signed up just in the nick of time!!!


So this little treat box was made for the Hip Hop Treat Challenge yesterday!! I love the super yummy Delectable Delights kit!!! And how perfect to go with my favorite color combo!!!! And, of course, treats MUST have some glitz!!! LOL This is for my VSN Secret Sister and will contain chocolate!!!! :)
This was for the Wednesday Unity Challenge. The focus was on HOPE in helping with Breast Cancer Awareness for this special month of October which is especially set aside to raise awareness for this!! And I just **had** to use my Butterfly Beauty kit.......I {{heart}} this stamp kit!!! And black and pink are so awesome as the pink just really POPs backed with black!!! I stamped the butterflies in the bg and just stamped and glittered another one and popped it up over one of the stamped ones.


This was for the Sketch Challenge on Card Positioning Systems (CPS) that Unity was sponsoring this week!!! It's my first time participating in a CPS challenge and I truly enjoyed it as I love sketches!!!! I used another new Unity kit, Hey Chick. Isn't she something just shaking her glittered tail??!!!! So I tried a different color combo for me.......Groovy Guava and Bashful Blue....and found gemstones to match!!! LOL
Stay tuned as I'll have something new and fun to share with you tomorrow!!! :)
~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Joy In Nature and In Simple Things!!!!

Howdy my friends!!! Just a quick post with a couple of today's creations!! We're having some really nice weather.......in the upper 50's and lower 60's, so we're also enjoying some outside time and some relaxing drives!!!

Now.......this is a Whiff Of Joy stamp.............nope, I hadn't heard of them too long ago, but I saw the cutest cards in the SCS gallery and blog-hopping!! I have plenty of stamp company addictions, thankyouverymuch.......so I'm blessed to have a FABULOUS friend in Alison who sent me these images to play with!!!! THANKS GF!!!!!! Now, as most of you know, I'm easily enabled, so I'm sure I'll be buying some sooner than later!!! LOL This is Willow enjoying some hot cocoa......and I just LOVE her!!! Okay, so I colored her hair like mine and put her in my FAVORITE color PINK and fabulous denims!!! But we all KNOW that I don't look like this!!!! LOL Ahhhhhh......someday!!!! :) I colored her with my Prisma pencils and used the Gamsol technique. Can I say again how much I adore Basic Grey papers??!!!!

Now this was for a Clear Artistic Stamps (CAS) October Challenge. In our CAS Yahoo Group..........come along and check us out!!! The challenge was to feature "nature" in your card. Soooooo easy to do as Belinda makes the most amazing, natural and graceful stamps!!!! So delicate!!! I thought that one of my favorite color combos, Wild Wasabi & Groovy Guava would be just the thing!! And fortunately this satin flower trim matches perfectly!!! Check out Belinda's store and stamps.......she's got such a unique and dainty style!!!
Okay, I'm hoping to get some sleep so I can Hip Hop tomorrow at the Unity Stamp forum!!!! LOL
~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Monday, October 27, 2008

Unity + VSN = FUN!!!!!

So did you get a chance to check out any of the Mini VSN challenges on Friday night on Splitcoast???? It's a fun time with a Cabaret theme this round........and you have until November 9 to play and upload!!! It's a prelude to the big 2 night VSN on November 14 and 15. Check it out HERE to get all the info you need!!!! I even got to host one of the challenges and it's always such a blast!!!


This one was for the Makeshift Costume challenge. Which was to use scraps. And I so hate to admit just how many scraps I have!! LOL You know those ladies who just can't bear to cut into a new sheet of cardstock or dsp?? And they use up every little piece before they can cut into a new one??? Well...........I admire them sooooooooooo much!!!!! I have an "issue" with just grabbing a nice, new, fresh piece and cutting it to the dimension I need!! LOL Oh my you should see MY pile of scraps.........it's huge!!! As are many of the actual scraps!!!! My sister-in-law loves to come over and just cut up, punch out and cuttlebug some of my scraps for her stash!!! I'm sick, I tell ya!!!! :) And far toooooo addicted to Designer Papers!!! Anyway.......sorry I got off on a tangent.......LOL........I really wanted to try a weaving technique. I never have before, and so this is what I came up with. I used Bella Rose dp ( I LOVE IT) and wove a piece big enough for a 5" square card. Then accented with these butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty kit by Unity Stamps. You know how much I'm in LOVE with this kit????!!!!! TONS!!!!! LOL Of course I had to color and glitter them!!!


Allright then........seriously I have issues with this card!! It was for the Quick Costume Change challenge. Which was to use the Emerging Color Technique. Another brand new one for me!! And I sooooo love learning new things!!! The only problem is that I didn't use a dark enough ink to brayer over the top, so the color shows through more than just through the butterfly. Oh well! I did like how much easier this technique was than I first thought!!! So I'll try it again sometime. I used one of the butterflies from my Butterfly Beauty kit again!!!! Any surprise??? LOL Also the Hullabaloo stamp for the background. A very cool design I might add!!!


Now this is my favorite card of the evening!!!! I don't often say that because it's always hard to judge your own creations without seeing all the flaws!! I know there are flaws in this card too..........but this Dream Tree by Unity is so elegant, beautiful, stately, delicate.......that even on it's own it is just STUNNING!!! But I chose this image for the Inspired By Moulin Rouge challenge. Which was to pick one of the costumes and make a card using it as your inspiration. I chose one that was entitled Pink Diamonds. Okay, now I ***know*** none of you can possibly be surprised at THAT choice!!!! ROFL So this elegant tree just called to have pink diamonds adorning it!!! And I used one of the sentiments from the Simply Said kit. Such beautiful sentiments!!!
Well......I made some other VSN creations, but I'll share them in another post as this one is long enough already!!!! LOL Do try to play along as I know you'll be inspired by the fun Cabaret theme of the VSN challenges!!!
~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Friday, October 24, 2008

Hip Hop Hangover Blog Hop!!!!

Smiley from millan.net

Did you have fun at the Hip Hop at Unity Stamp Company on SCS??? If you haven't joined in yet, make sure you HOP on in next Thursday for fun, prizes, challenges, chatter and amazing and adorable stamps!!!!! Are you ready for the ULtimate cure for your Hip Hop Hangover?????? Well here it is!!!! A fun blog hop from Angela's Blog just gazing at Unity Creations on her customer's blogs 'cuz she's so sweet!!!!!! Grab some coffee and enjoy the look-see!!!!! :)

This one I made for the first Unity Stamp Sketch Challenge!!! I LOVE sketch challenges and also coming up with my own sketches too!!! The sentiment is just a weeee bit off place since I had to cover up a boo-boo!!!! LOL I am sooooooooooo in love with these adorable penguins from the Jolly Little Winter kit!!!!! These colors are not my norm.......but I wanted to try something out of my comfort zone. I need to make some masculine cards, so it's a good way to get myself out of my pink and bling zone!!!! LOL

Oh now talk about out of my comfort zone!!!! I was attempting another masculine card! Ummmm........but it just looked like it was so empty and lonely and missing something without ribbon!!!!!! Well, that's my story anyway!!!! LOL I do love using the Negative Effect on the Cuttlebug folders!! This was to make a Striped Card Challenge, so the Distressed Folder was my use of "stripes". And I'm sooooo amazed that I didn't smear the craft ink like I usually do!!! I really love the amazing and meaningful sentiment stamps from Unity.......this one is Create Yourself!


Now I'm back in my ZONE!!!!!! Pink and Glitter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL I told you I love these penguins from the Jolly Little Winter kit!!!!! This was for a Unity Think Mostly Pink Challenge!!! And I adore Pink Pirhouette cardstock and dsp!!! This sentiment is one of my faves for these winter cards........it's sooooo cute!!!! This is one of my own sketch ideas......I'm starting to learn to create them on Photoshop so I can post some fun challenges again!!! :)
I'm sooooooo enjoying all the Pink Challenges in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!!
~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Snowin'......Cruisin'......Hoppin'!!!!!!

Hey, HEY, Hey!!!!!!!

Just a quick post as it's 2 a.m. and I need a couple hours sleep anyway!!!! LOL

Sooooooo, first the snowin'........what is the Autumn weather like at YOUR house??? This is our second snowfall so far this month!!! But then, we LOVE snow.....so it's all good!!! :) I'm telling you I feel so spoiled to live where I do!!!!


This is the view off our top deck...........ohhh it's just soooo pretty and pristine!!!! Okay, not showing you the woodcutting area and big pile of slash and junk that is awaiting a bonfire!!!! LOL ;)

On to the cruisin', so the Gina K. Land Cruise party on Splitcoast was fun!!! Not quite as sunny and splashy, especially at my house.............LOL.........but it was fun!!! I made this card for a challenge to use chipboard. I love these chipboard letters and of course........GLITTER!!!!! I used Melanie's A Year In Flowers and Say It With Flowers to make some "patterned" cardstock.


Okay, THIS was tough for me.......it was a Limited Challenge, 1 ribbon, 2 layers and 3 identical embellies.....that's it!!!!! LOL Oh my was this tough!!!! But using some metallic cardstock in the Cuttlebug sure helps it look all flashy!!! LOL I used Gina's Let It Snow set and made little Shrinky Dink snowmen embellies!!


And this was for a Water Challenge. I sure do love all the new SU dp!!! Yep.......I'm an addict!!! AND I got to use as many layers as I wanted to!!!! LOL I used Gina's You Are My Sunshine stamp set which is so fun for summertime!!!!
Okay...............now onto the Hoppin'...................you know what tomorrow is???????? Okay, well, technically TODAY!!! It's Hip Hop Thursday at the Unity Forum on Splitcoast and starting with the Unity Stamp Company Blog..................come Hop and Hip along!!!!! LOL Prizes, fun, challenges, specials, sales, chatter.........all day long!!!!!!!!!!! See ya there!!!!!
~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Monday, October 20, 2008

Think PINK!!!!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.......and so it put me into a PINK mood even before the Splitcoast Challenge PINK week!! Anyone who knows me is well aware that I LOVE pink!!!!! LOL So it's just an extra fun creative time!! Here are some of my PINK creations!!!

I made this card for the Gina K. release party.......using Gina's new set Warm & Cozy Christmas. I just LOVE pink, wintery cards!!! And this little girl is just such a sweet image!! I totally went to town on the pink here!!! LOL I used Copics to color her and then accented with a silver glitter pen. And Liquid Applique sprinkled with glitter for the snow! Oh the snowflake embellies.......canNOT get enough of 'em!!!! :)


This next card uses my new stamp set Jolly Little Winter from Unity Stamp Company!! Y'all know once I get enabled........I'm an addict!! LOL OMGosh the little penguins in this set are PRECIOUS!!!! I decided to make a "scene" card.........I have a long ways to go.......but it's certainly pink and sparkly!!! I made this for my little 11 year old chemo patient that I correspond with thru the Chemo Angel Program. She loves pink too!!! I used some new glitter called Fairy Dust that has pink overtones!! And sprinkled it on the applique also! The igloo and penguin are popped up on dimensionals.


Finally, here's a yummmmmmy card!!! Another new Unity stamp set called Delectable Delights. Absolutely FUN and sweeeet images and sentiments!!! So perfect to use my new DCWV paper pack Sweets! This is a tri-fold card with a magnetic closure, but the ribbon also helps hold it closed...........besides a card HAS to have ribbon, doesn't it??!!! LOL This was spurred by the Limelight Sketch Challenge I found on my friend JenMarie's Blog. Now guess what?? I was totally SHOCKED and giddy as ever to see that Angela, the owner of Unity Stamps posted this card ON HER BLOG!!!!!!! WOWZERS!!!!!! What a special honor and I was (still am) thrilled!!!!!!!!!!! :)

I'll be back with more pink creations!!!! LOL ALSO a HUGE thank you to those who mentioned how to post so my pictures can be clicked on and enlarged...........IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Sunday, October 19, 2008

An Amazing Spirit and RAK Request


I just read this on Melanie Muenchinger's blog..........and although I do try to send out RAKs whenever possible, sometimes I want to pretend that these types of scenarios don't exist.........I can only hope and pray that God has better plans and truly eases the pain and heartache and grief. But I felt I really must share this special story....with encouragement from Melanie to do so and full permission of this amazing family.

Excerpt from Mel's blog:

One morning after being woken by my son at 2 AM I stumbled in to my computer and saw I'd just gotten a comment from "Nancy". I hopped over to her blog "Are We having Fun Yet?" after reading in her comment she had a terminally ill daughter to learn a little more about Nancy and from what illness her daughter Jessica suffered. Three hours later, I was still reading: the stories, pain, struggles, humor and joy she shared so candidly about her daily life and her amazing family completely captivated me, she is courageous, witty, and takes nothing for granted. They get through each day through their love for each other and their faith in the Lord, they are just amazing. I am going to be posting more about Nancy and her daughter later as they have some new medical issues they are dealing with, but the really pressing request for prayers today is for Nancy's nephew, Marcus.Tragically, Nancy’s sister Karen, has a son Marcus (Nancy’s nephew and Jessica’s cousin) who is also terminally ill, with cancer. You can read more about Karen, Marcus’s recent Make a Wish trip to Pearl Harbor, and see pictures they just had taken of their lovely family on Karen’s blog “I Made it Through Another Day”. My original intent was to ask you to send cards to lift up the lot of them: Nancy, her family, Jessica, Karen and her family and Marcus. Recently, however, Marcus is not responding to chemo, hospice has been called. It is difficult to summarize in one post the depth of their pain right now and their need for prayers and support more than ever.
Marcus Russell is 17, and has been battling brain cancer for 2 years. He was diagnosed on Oct. 2nd of 2006 with a brain tumor and had surgery to remove it the very next day. He underwent chemo and radiation treatment and did quite well during that time. Marcus has been very active in marching band and church. His family, friends and community have been very supportive of him. While on his Make A Wish trip in Hawaii in August, Marcus became very ill and it was then that they found a new tumor. Within a couple of week's time he developed multiple tumors throughout his brain. He started a brand new chemo treatment (which made him quite sick) and this last week the MRI showed that it wasn't working. He is already blind and unable to walk. Thye've said he only has days left.When I asked Nancy what they needed, she said: “Just asking for prayers would be awesome. Prayers really do help. Back when we placed Jessica into hospice I got so many emails with good thoughts, prayers and love that I knew I would be okay. I also knew that God heard each and every prayer and those who offered up the prayers were also blessed.”Your prayers and RAKs would be amazing. I had one other idea that you might be able to help with: If you are able, would you consider putting Marcus's pic and part of this post on your blog? Can we let others know who he is, that he was here? When Karen asked Marcus what he would like the world to know about him and he said, "I am the dark night - I am batman". (When you read their blogs, you'll see they are always ready to lighten the mood with a joke, not matter the circumstances) Nancy says: "He is a man of few words and he doesn't even want to think about what to say. (But they were excited about this idea of posting his pic and gave it their blessing) "BTW, Marcus has always been a fan of batman and a WWII buff. (Family) recently took Marcus to an air force base and the airman presented Marcus with a helmet and other things. They were impressed with Marcus's knowledge of the jets and he even knew all about a new one that will be available next year."
You can also leave comments for the family and get updates at:
http://www.carepage.com/ (set up an account and then click on "visit a carepage".... enter "marcusrussell" no spaces - and it will take you to it)Here is an address for RAKs (they gave permission to list it here)
I Made it Through Another Day
http://lagorda67.blogspot.com/

Karen's address is:
Karen Russell or Marcus Russell
100 W. 500 S
Providence, UT 84332

My heart just breaks for them all, this post doesn't begin to do their story justice, but I wanted to be able to do something. I'm praying they all feel God's presence with them now and His comfort and love (and maybe, even a miracle.)
God bless, thank you for reading.
In closing............I don't really have anything to say.........I struggle to understand. But if just one more prayer, one more card, one more hug can in ANY way pass along a caring touch.......then maybe I don't need to quite feel entirely helpless.
~ Have A Special Day and Hug Someone You Love! ~

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hip Hop Hangover Friday!!!!!

Smiley from millan.net

LOL..........So were any of you at Unity's Hip Hop Thursday on the Unity Forum at Splitcoast??????? OH MY what a fun party!!!! Seriously.......ALL DAY LONG!!! Challenges, Prizes, Hilarious Fun!!!! I won a prize!!! An adorable stamp that I actually featured on one of my cards below thanks to an image sent to me by my Hip Hop Sistah and PIF buddy - JenMarie!!!!!

Let me say that Angela, the Unity Stamp Company Owner is sooooo sweet and very involved with every customer and is just as cute as can be to boot!!! LOL Check out her Unity Blog and the Unity Website and just look at all the fun, amazing, cute, gorgeous creations, and contests and her shout outs to her fabulous design team and talented customers!!! I guarantee you'll love it all!!!

Now...........this is part of a Hip Hop Hangover blog hop, yes, attend a Hip Hop and you'll know exactly WHY this is a Hangover!!!!!!! LOL I'll be figuring out who I link to here in just a bit!!!! ;) Have fun and enjoy all the Unity Treasures you'll see!!!





Here is my very first Unity card using Love Builds A Home. Thank Jen for sending me this so I could play along!!! Isn't this image just so cute??!! And the sentiment wrapped up within the image is so perfect!!!




The first Unity stamp set (or Kit) was Butterfly Beauty! OMGosh...........I LOVE butterflies and these are truly Flying Flowers!!! Soooooooo perfect for shimmer and glitter and bling, OH MY!!!!!! LOL I stamped the butterfly image onto vellum and then embossed with the fun red Dragon EP. Of course I had to add more red bling!!!




Another butterfly card because I ***adore*** these butterflies!!! I love Autumn and the colors and so wanted to make a Harvest Butterfly!!! With glitterfied wings.........OF COURSE!!!! LOL I love the wispy ribbon!!!




And then many of the amazing Unity Stamps are sentiments that really are the focal point of the card, or project!! Amazing, funny, happy, meaningful quotes!!! I made this for a very special blogging buddy who absolutely LIVES this sentiment and inspires me to do so!!!! She'll know who she is when she opens her mailbox!!!!! ;)

Well............how are you likin' the Hangover Party??? Come on and Hip Hop along with everyone next Thursday and then grab a cup of coffee for the morning after Hangover Blog Hop!!!!! LOL

Okay.............quick update..........puppies "almost" have opened their eyes........so in the next couple days I'll post some pictures of cute puppy faces!!!!!!!!!! And..........I THANK you so much for the comments on how to enable enlarging my blog photos.........I hope it works!!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Elegant Wine Glasses!!!!

Okeedokee...................I said I'd share a Table Setting Idea!!!! Well, I made these for the Gina K. release party............you do know how I LOVE my shrinky dink!!!!! Well..........why not make my own Wine Glass Charms???? That way for ANY occasion and any theme...........I can create charms to match!!!!


So for this set I used Rupa's The Magic Of Christmas.........I stamped them on the shrink plastic (I used the Frosted type) and then colored them using Copics. I will warn you that SU markers bleed a LOT and get all over your fingers forever if you use them on shrink plastic!!! I've heard Sharpies work well, but I haven't tried them yet. Then I punched a tiny hole at the top *before* I shrunky dunk them!!! If you wait until after.........you can't punch a hole!!!! LOL




Then using my Piercing tool to hold on slightly, I heat up the charm using my heat gun. I'm FAR too impatient to wait for an oven!!!! After it squigglies and wigglies and looks incredibly weird............it will flatten out. Immediately, while it's still hot, roll over it with a pen or something similar to get it evenly flat. Then lift it gently off the table surface so it will cool and not stick to the table. Now you can use it however you'd like!! I used these with some hoops and holiday beads to make the wine glass charms!!! What do you think????

The business trip in to Denver is just about over and we checked out of the hotel and will be heading home when he's finished at the office. Good thing as even though a quick trip is fun, I miss my kids, my home, my mountain, my stamp room......................AND.........................

Of COURSE the dog had her PUPPIES yesterday while we're in Denver!!!!! So guess what my teenagers got to handle??? Puppy births!!!! LOL Well, DS did.............DD staunchly refused to be a "dog" person as she is a confirmed "cat" person!!! LOL DS is handling everything wonderfully, but I sooooo can't wait to see these puppies!!!! 6 healthy lab-mix pups!! Free to a good and happy home in 8 weeks...............anyone want one??? LOL Well, I'll be back later with more fun creations AND pictures of those adorable little bundles of fur!!!!
************Please if anyone can help me figure out how I'm uploading my pics so you can no longer click for a larger version, help me!!! I have looked all over my settings and can't figure it out!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Monday, October 6, 2008

There's Blog Candy Out There!!

**************Updating with new candy links!!!!!!!!

Yes there is!!! Lookee here:

A Lil Bit Of Me

The Voices In My Head

Creatief Online

Dollie Dewdrop

Enjoying The Journey

Happy Thoughts And Inkspots

My friend DEB at Sharing My Obsession has some great blog candy!!! And her blog lists other blog candies too!!!!

And stop my wonderful friend Kelly's blog for some candy too!!!! Workin' but wishin' I Was Stampin'

And even more blog candy from my friend Shannon at Stamp Til You Cramp.

Hope you all win something great!!!! I'll be back to post a really fun table setting idea for the holidays soon!!!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Sunday, October 5, 2008

World Card Making Day........A Sampling.......

Did you all get to create and stamp and play for WCMD???? There were so many fun challenges on Splitcoast Stampers and on tons of amazing Blogs!!! I'll just share a few.........I'm packing to get hubby and I ready for a business stay in Denver. It's only just over 2.5 hours from home, but since he's training a new employee and has to be there 3 days in a row instead of his usual once a week..........we get to stay as a business trip!!!! How fun for me!!!! I get to do some work for him which gives me more stamp money!!!! LOL And I get to meet a fellow SCS'er for lunch one day!!!!! I'll also be bringing images to color since that's so relaxing and easy to take with me!!!


This card was a Color Challenge I hosted for the Gina K. release party and Flybaby WCMD. It was to use Red and White and one other color of your choice. I used Silver Metallic Textured paper for my other choice. The set uses a new Gina K. release called The Magic Of Christmas.

This one was for the WCMD SCS Sketch Challenge. And I got my new Serendipity stamps!!! I only ordered a few, plus a fun grab bag!!! This Baby Harp Seal stole my heart when I saw him!!! I've collected these little seals forever!!! So I just had to have this stamp!!! I really glittered up the iceberg, but it's a bit hard to tell.

This card was for a simple challenge and also fit a challenge to ink up something new/unused. So I got these adorable little penguins also from Serendipity. Oh my..........I usually do not participate in the limited type challenges.........but I got brave!! LOL So.........this is a ONE layer card..........you heard me.............my first and only ever card made with only one layer!!!! But having the Scor-Pal really helps as it can add dimension and details!!! Looking at these little guys now.........I need to color their beaks and feet..........I'll do that before I send it off!!!

Well..........I've made a TON of stuff this past week, so I'll share those slowly!! LOL Have a Wonderful Weekend my friends!!!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Friday, October 3, 2008

World Card-Making Day!!!!!

YUP!!!!!! What better way to spend a Saturday and have the BEST excuse not to cook or clean or do any other mundane chores???? LOL Yeah, I know..........there are always a few chores that just can't be done without "mom"!!! ;) I'll be playing in challenges on SCS and absolutely will have some Gina K. cards for the troops to show you tomorrow!!!!! Check out Gina's Blog too!


But are you all ready for some FUN and CHALLENGES and PRIZES???????? Here's what Gina K. has planned for you:

I am so excited that tomorrow is World Card Making Day! I know so many companies are doing different things to promote this special day.You know by now that at Gina K. Designs, we are always looking for ways to make a difference and WCMD is the perfect day to do just that!We're calling our promotion- "Make a card & make a difference."Here's how it works.Take a little time tomorrow to make a few holiday cards. Make them simple and not too bulky. Then, compose a quick message on a post-it note or separate piece of paper to someone in the military who may not be home for the holidays this year.

On my note, I said, "Thank you so much for your service. Please know we are praying for your safe return. Here is a card I created for you. Feel free to use it to send a note to your loved ones at home this holiday season."

Then, slip the note inside the card with an extra folded envelope for them to use. Place that inside another envelope. Then, put the whole thing in a bigger envelope and send it to:Gina K. Designs4701 Dale-Curtin DriveMcFarland, WI 53558

Carolyn King's husband is in the military and he will provide an address for us to send this huge box of holiday cards to our troops in Iraq.What a wonderful way to brighten up the day of someone who is serving our country and is far away from home. And how nice for them that they get to send a card home to their wife, husband, child, Mom and Dad or anyone else they miss so much.Being far from home is always so much harder for our military and their families during the holidays. This is a way to help them connect and that's what card making is all about- connecting with others.Rewards for you!Please include your name, address, phone number and email address with your cards on a separate piece of paper.We will give you one entry for every card you send and you will be entered in a huge drawing for prizes galore. Deadline for receiving cards is October 30th. Winners will be announced on November 1st.Here is what you could win!1 $250 shopping spree at Gina K. Designs1 Box of Copic Ciao makers of your choice3 $50.00 Gift Certificates for Gina K. Designs stamps5 Stamp sets10 Opportunities to win! And if you send 20 cards, you get your name tossed in the pot 20 times!It's that easy!So share your love of card making on this World Card Making Day.Make a card and together, we can make a difference!

Hugs,
Gina K.
~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Gina K. Sneak Peek Day #3!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW!!!!!!!!

Has this been an incredible week or what????????????? One more day of Sneak Peeks and then Parrrrrrrrrrtaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!! Remember to see more FABulous peeks and full reveals of all of these sets tomorrow night, Thursday on SCS in the Gina K. Forum from 7-10 p.m. central time!!!!! And then you can hop right on over to Gina K. Designs and buy them ALL!!!! LOL



Here's my sneak peek for Melanie's TWO new sets!!!!! They are A Year Of Flowers and Say It With Flowers. This is such a lovely side of Melanie and her creativity!!!! I chose this card to show tonite as I was really drawn to this Rose. It looks very similar to my blue Rose Tattoo that I have in memory of my wonderful friend who was killed a few years ago. So I saw this rose colored blue and actually with a very simple sentiment. I very seldom talk about him, but a blue rose means a lot to our family because of him!!! These two sets from Melanie will become "go to" sets for you as you can make a STUNNING card for ANY occasion!!! Oh and trust me............just WAIT 'til you see the awesome collection in these two sets!!!! I just used Copics to make my own patterned paper and then covered the whole card in vellum to soften them. Just a simple and GORGEOUS ribbon from the collection of the Luxury Ribbon Gina will be carrying!! And a little hardware to frame the sentiment!!


Check out the other Gina K. Designers for some last Sneak Peeks before the big Release Party and Reveal!!!!


Melanie
Gina
Erika
Jessica
Emily
Cat
Cammie

And don't forget to stop by to find out more details on that special World Card Making Day . Gina has some surprises planned for!!! How YOU can make a difference AND be eligible for some FUN prizes!!!!


~ Have A Creative Day! ~