Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Card Club.....Hoppy Bunny!!!

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This month it was Meredith's turn to send out the kits...and what cuuuute kits!!!  She even made these amazing, stunning, gorgeous beaded pins!!!!!  You rock Meredith!!!  She's been so ill lately that she didn't get to make a card with the kit herself yet....sending healing hugs my friend!!!!


I think this bunny from The Cat's Pajamas is so cute!!!  I couldn't resist putting him in some snow (flower soft) and making a cheerful and happy PIIIIIIIINK holiday bunny!!!  I used colors that matched one of the gorgeous pins Meredith made!  I really do love the color combo of pink and orange!!  Of course she send the adorable and matching snowman dp!!!  Hope you all had a happy and cheery holiday season!!!!!

Check out my fellow Christmas Clubbers:

Kelli
Meredith-- our hostess
Misti
Lydia
Peggysue


Stay tuned at midnight tonite for a HUGE Blog Hop with blog candy giveaways at every blog including mine!!!!  It's the best way to kick off a crafty new year!!!!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fun Guest Spots!!!!

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Ok...I have got to share some super cute and fun guest spots I recently did with some adorable images!!!

First....I was asked to be a guest for Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge blog for December....I honestly love sketch challenges....it's so fun to see just how differently the same sketch can be interpreted!!!  Thank you Melissa and Theresa for including me!!  I honestly had so much fun and will definitely be playing along next year!!!

Here is my card for this week's sketch...using an adorable Bugaboo Digi stamp...you all KNOW how I love my penguins!!!!  LOL


Stamps: Bugaboo Digi - Winter Penguin
Ink: Memento, Copics
Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury White, Jellybean Green, Innocent Pink
Accessories: Swiss Dots EF, Pearls, Flower Soft, Clip, Snowflake Embellies


Now I have to share a card I made when I went to Archiver's yesterday with my Denver girlies, Michele Gross, Laura Davis and Lisa Petrella!!!  The amazing Michele Gross has created a fabulous and fun line of clear stamps - CASual Fridays Stamps....and when I saw the Snowflake Greetings there was no stopping me!!!  LOL


Stamps: CASual Friday Snowflake Greetings
Ink: Hero Arts Red, Espresso
Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury White, Cherry Red, Dark Chocolate
Accessories: Snowflake, Ribbon, Rhinestones, Pearls

We are FINALLY getting some snow!  Now I hope we can get home to our mountain safe and sound and just enjoy this snowstorm!!  And more stampin' of course.....exciting things coming from Gina K. Designs soon....stay tuned!!!!

And just a note....the end of the world is most certainly NOT coming this Friday....it's my son's birthday and we simply just cannot allow the end of the world to ruin that!  LOL  Have a fabulous week!!

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Christmas Club Card - October!!

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Another fun Christmas Card Club design.....we just never know what we're going to get!  LOL  The surprise is half the fun!!!  ;)


We got a winter cutie image and some GORJUSS dp!!!!!  Now come on....you all KNEW I was gonna color her in PINK!!!!!  And I love the chocolate and red dp....seriously I need lots more of it!!  A festive red ribbon was included too....so it was actually candy can striped on one side but I liked the pop of bold solid red!  I could NOT resist buying these dainty wooden snowflake embellies and of course I had to use pearls for the snowdrops falling around her.....yep I have oodles of pearls in my craft room!!!  ;)  I used some fun Flower Soft for her "fur" trim and voila!  Ready to play out in the snow!!

Here is our little group if you wanna check out more winter cuties!


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Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Christmas Club Duo!!!

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Well our little Christmas Club group is movin' right along.....this month the awesome Lydia sent out some fun packages.......I made 2 cards this time!!


Lydia sent us some fun SU images and supplies.....including the framed notecard and the fabulous bling!!!  How can I resist that adorable little bun-bun with the hot cocoa???  I'm sorry this is such a short post....but I honestly have a TON of stampin' projects going this weekend........not to mention the normal daily shhhtufffs like laundry, cooking, baking cookies (why YES that's a necessity! LOL), dishes, etc.  But so many fun stampy happenings......the next few days will be the Gina K. Inspiration Hops with the newest stamps just released and then all of October is HYCCT - Hope You Can Cling To breast cancer awareness challenges on Splitcoast.  I'm hosting the challenge for Oct. 2!!!  Anyway.....hope you enjoy these little quickies and I hope you're getting in the mood for some winter and holiday stampin'!!!!

You can check out my fellow club-stampin' friends here:



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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Dotty.....And A Little Bit Naughty!!!

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I could NOT resist......nope....I couldn't!!!!  I saw this image and since I can get into some fun and a bit "naughty" romance books.....I just had to get this image from Saturated Canary!!  And the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog is about "dots".....perfectly fun with this image!!!  LOL

I also had to play in the Wild Orchid Challenge.....since I totally ADORE their flowers and am so addicted to them!! The challenge is to use at least 3 layers.....oh yeah.....I never use less than 3, do I??!!  LOL


This card is actually a thank you card to a couple of authors I know who writes in this genre!!  ;)  They LOVED it!!  I knew they would!!  Heehee!!  I took some time to color this Grey Tie image and just slowed down and enjoyed working on shadowing.  I have a lot to learn but am really enjoying the process!  Here are all the Copic colors I used:  Tie: R85, R83, R81 RV000, R00. Hair: E27, E19, E17, E13. Eyes: BG05. Bikini: C6, C4. Skin: E93, E02, E01, E00, E000.  I used Gina K. Pure Luxury White, Smoky Slate, Innocent Pink and Tigerlily dp by Kaisercraft.  The pearls are also Kaisercraft....my addiction!  I used roses and lilies from Wild Orchid....another addiction! LOL  Just had to add a bit of lace and ribbon!  ;)  Since hubby got me a laser printer I'm starting to enjoy some digi stamps!!!  And some may be a bit on the "naughty" side!  LOL  Don't judge me!  Smiley from millan.net

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Christmas Card Club - August 2012

 Click Here for the Gina K. Holiday Hop and Labor Dale Sale Post!!!!


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Now for a fun little hop..........some friends and I are in a little Christmas card club.....and we take turns sending out packages to everyone that include the same supplies.....then at the end of the month we have a blog hop to show what we've all created!!!

This is our first month....and it was so completely chaotic and crazy for me that I only got one card made....and just in the nick of time too!  LOL


So our delightful package contained the Waltzingmouse nutcracker image, some gorgeous snowflakes, fabulous Echo Park holiday dp, beautiful buttons and some elegant silver cording!!!!  Well I did have to use my own glitter....but I couldn't resist a glitzy panel to put us all in the sparkly holiday mood!!!!  LOL

Here are the rest of the ladies so you can see what they've been up to also!

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

SNSS August New Release Hop!!!!!

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I am sooooo thrilled to get to participate in the Sweet N Sassy August Release Hop and announce that I'm the SNSS August Guest Designer!!!!  I'll be posting some of my creations on the SNSS Blog throughout August!!!




I have to say that of course this release has some pretty darn awesome and darling stamps....but I just LOVED this tree!!!  I'm so ready for Fall....I hate summer!  So I got to dream of cool and colorful Fall weather while making an Autumn thank you card!!  This Tree Background and the "thank you" from Script Sentiments are both new sets this month!!! 

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Make sure to check out the Sweet & Sassy SCS Release Forum for a fun Virtual Stamp Day with challenges, prizes and chatting throughout the day!!!  And a fabulous prize to one random commenter along the hop that leaves a comment today by 8 pm EST!!!!  These stamps are in the store at Sweet & Sassy and ready for you to start inking up!! 





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Friday, July 20, 2012

July Blog Hop With Sean & Regina

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Ohhhh don't I wish!!!  LOL  I like summer for about 2 weeks....or less!  Well this blog hop is of my favorite theme!!!   Christmas/Winter!!!!!

Here is one of my favorite cards I've ever made!  You know how you have cards you make that you don't even want anyone to see?  LOL  And then sometimes you make some that you actually like?  Well...probably because I love winter....and pink....and coloring....this one I do really like!


This will always remain one of my most favorite stamp sets!!!  Warm & Cozy Christmas is just so darn cute!!!  I used Pure Luxury Bubblegum Pink and Ocean Mist which matches the fun Eskimo Kisses Basic Grey dp.  I piled on the layers, textures, bling....oh yeah!!  Now are you in the mood for a snowstorm??  LOL


Now it is your turn to blog hop with all of our friends! The rules are simple:

  1. Leave a comment on Sean’s blog first (and become a follower to enter a chance to win the grand prize of a Gina K. Designs stamp set, a Gina K. Designs designer paper pack, card stock and a some embellishments)! :)
  1. Go down the list of blogs visiting all of them (see below). Leave comments on their blog pages to be eligible for bonus blog candy from select blog hosts. Each blog will have the name and blog address for the next hop. Our number 2 on the list is Regina at http://cardsbyregina.blogspot.com/ (The next blog will be Regina’s and so on)
  1. At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Grand Prize and select blog hop hosts for Bonus Blog Candy. The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, July 23, 2012 at 8pm CST. Winners of the Grand Prize and bonus Blog Candy will be announced Tuesday, July 24, 2012


    Now hop on over to Lori's Blog and see what she's got for you!!!!


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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sweet & Sassy Stamps Christmas In July Hop!!!

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So you actually thought I didn't have a summer Christmas smilie???!!!!  Oh ye of little faith!!!!  LOL


Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is celebrating Christmas in July!  

 I LOVE snow...yes....I know you all know that cuz I say it every chance I get!  Even though winter is usually here 6-7 months a year.....I could enjoy it longer!!!  So for this hop I just HAD to pull out some of my fave SNSS snowy stamps!!!!






Well of course there would be pink and glitter!!!  I would never let you all down!!  ;)  Seriously I could live very happily in a world of pink snowflakes!!!  LOL  I used Snowflake Silhouettes and Snowflake Flourish.  And my very favorite color combo....chocolate and pink!  Add some glitter and I'm seriously in my own little winter wonderland already!!!


Lots of great things are happening at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps during these pre-holiday festivities!  ALL Christmas clear stamps are 20% off through Wednesday, July 25.  Three new holiday sets are in stock early, for a fun pre-release, and they you can get them before they are released in September and October... if you buy them now, you can take advantage of the sale price!


Every order of $25 in Christmas clear stamps will receive Gingerbread Man, a darling new 2" x 2" mini clear set.  And as always, all clear stamp orders of $50 or more get this month's free w/ stamp set, Christmas Candle (while supplies last).


Ready to see what the Design Divas and a few special friends have been up to with their Christmas stamps?  Take a look (and be sure to read on, for information about how you can join in on this hop  and win some prizes):



And what's the best part about Christmas in July?  We want YOU to play along with us!  Just link up your Christmas project using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps below and join in our Customer blog hop.  You have until Sunday, July 22 at 11:59 PM EST to play along.  One randomly selected participant will receive their choice of one Christmas clear stamp set!



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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

It's Gina K. Designs Release Party Time!!!!

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Tomorrow is the next Gina K. Designs Release Party on Stamp TV!!!!!  It starts tomorrow, Thursday, June 28 at 11 a.m. Central but the chat thread will be available all day and evening!!!


Here are just a few of the sneak peeks of the new stamps that Gina has been showing the last few days!!!  Come over and check it all out.......our stamps are now available in the awesome red rubber as always but additionally in a very high quality clear too!!!!  See that adorable little camper???  Oh you all just have to KNOW what color I made it!!!!  ;) See you there!!!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Pretty In Pink Challenge!!!

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Oh just look!!!!!  The challenge this week at the CAS-ual Fridays Blog is Pretty In Pink!!!!!  Do you think they did that just for MEEEE!!!!???!!!!  Well....I'm going with that!!!  ;)

I really am enjoying CAS....no panicking please....I said "enjoying"....not completely embracing as my only style!!!!  ;)  


 Stamps: GKD - Hello Sunshine STV Kit
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Innocent Pink
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics R85, R83, R81, RV000
Kaisercraft Pearls
Swiss Dots CB Folder

Oh Michelle.....do you notice just how much WHITE space there is???  That's just for you my friend!!!  And no ribbon...just a bit 'o' bling....now that is CAS!!!  Like not even **my** definition of CAS...but really and truly CAS!!!  LOL  I used the newest Stamp TV Kit....Hello Sunshine.  Isn't that just the cutest little pink deck chair!!  I think I need hubby to find me one for my back deck!!!  LOL  


Now stay tuned later this week for the invite to the next Gina K. Designs Release Party on Stamp TV!!!

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy, Happy YOU Day Jessica!!!!

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 Welcome to a SURPRISE Birthday Hop for sweet Jessica.....or as I call her, "TSG Jessica"!  I know a lot of Jessica's!  LOL  And she's such a sweetie with I know what will be another FABulous TSG release coming up this week....so we're popping in a few days early with a surprise from some of her friends who adore her and her adorable stamps!!!


I used one of my favorite TSG sets, Wonderful Winter Wishes and the sentiment comes from Blossom By Blossom, another adorable set......I love these little girlies!!!  Just some fun Copic coloring and sparkly snow....after all, snow sure means happiness to me!  ;)  You'll want to see all the fun and gorgeous birthday cards, so follow the list below!!


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Saturday, May 12, 2012

The TSG Mother Of All Blog Hops.....With A Splash!!!


Welcome to the 3rd annual Mother of All Blog Hops sponsored by There She Goes Clears Stamps!   Over the next two days, we (customers and trendsetters!) will be featuring some of our favorite There She Goes Clear Stamp sets!   Not only that, we’re going to give YOU a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
To find out how, please go to the There She Goes Blog and read the simple instructions. At the bottom of my post you will find the inlinkz with all 37 designer's who are participating today, with another 38 on for tomorrow!! The prizes are INSANELY worth it, so I will just shut up, so you can get moving!! Lots to see, and lots to comment on for YOUR chance to win!!
 



I have sooo many favorite TSG stamp sets......I really couldn't choose just one.  But I do so adore mermaids.....so the Make A Splash stamp set definitely is one of my faves!  ;)  And with layers and bling and twine and stickles..............well I'm just in heaven when creating!!!  LOL  

 This year's Mother Of All Blog Hops has been split into two days, May 12th and May 13th. The designers participating in today's hop are listed below!! Thank you so much for joining us for this year's Mother of All Blog Hops and don't forget to comment!!


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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Where In The World Is Candace Pearce.....and also a Flourishes Purple Challenge!!!!

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Our dear friend Candace recently had to change her blog.......I won't go into detail since I promised to behave and not get us all sued for libelous comments about certain people who demanded she change her blog name!  LOL  So.....here's a fun little hop to help everyone find Candace's fabulous crafty blog!!!  Just follow the hop and at the end we will announce Candace's Blog!!!!

I'm sharing a card I made for the Flourishes Release Purple Challenge....and I do love Flourishes!!!



I used Flourishes Seeds Of FriendshipMy cardstock is some yummy Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury Wild Lilac and Key LimeGotta have some bling and ribbon don'tchaknow!!!  ;)


There will be a prize of 6 digital stamps: 3 from Sweet 'n Sassy and 3 from Meljen's designs given as a prize.  The winner will be randomly chosen from among the comments on all the blogs!!!  So hop away and leave a bit of love!!! 

My beautiful and talented friend Meredith is up next.......so hop on over to her blog..........


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Friday, April 27, 2012

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day #1........Basket Additions 2 and Lacey Borders!!!!









The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!


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First up is a darling addition to Melanie's basket stamp sets!!!  This is Basket Additions 2......and this is the card that I just peeked on my blog post yesterday!


I combined this set with Holiday Basket.  I just couldn't resist a PINK baby card with this image!  And of course bling and ribbon are just perfect so I was in heaven!!!  And chocolate and pink are my favorite color combo!!!  I stamped the basket onto Pure Luxury Innocent Pink and then stamped the little ruffle onto some dp and cut both out.  I just HAD to color the cute little puppy pink!!!  LOL


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This set designed by Gina is Lacey Borders.............




I wanted to make a set showing some simple designs, both feminine and masculine.  And CAS even!!!  LOL  I stamped the lace and embossed it and then added some matching dp and ribbon and twine.....a couple pearls in the corner and that's it!  I plan to make a whole set in several different colors to give as a gift.  I used Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx and Innocent Pink.  I accidentally grabbed some Pearl Ex power instead of white embossing powder on the pink card and yet it turned out so shimmery that I loved it!


Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:
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Thursday, April 26, 2012



The Gina K. Design Team is excited to invite you to another fabulous Release Party!!! The party starts at 11:00 am Central Time in the Stamp TV Release Party Forum. Join us for Challenges, Contest Questions, Design Team Samples, Full Stamp Set Reveals and, of course, party chit chat!!! Everything will go "live" at 11:00 am Central in Gina's Store so there won't be any long wait to start shopping! Hope to see you there! If you came from Giovana's Blog, then you're right where you should be. If not, please go to Stamp TV where you will find a list of all those participating. Here's a sneak peek of one of the cards I will be sharing with you at the party:




Go to Lori's Blog, to continue the hop and see you at the party!

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Gina K. Designs Takes Flight with Petals & Wings!!



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The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to a fun Take Flight blog hop. For this hop we will showcase the Petals & Wings StampTV Kit with the central theme being "Take Flight". The DT Members have all used the wide variety of stamps in this set to inspire you to get inky too!!Come play along with the Current Challenges at Stamp TV!!!



If you came from the talented Giovana's Blog, then you're right where you should be. If not, please go to Stamp TV  where you will find a list of all those participating.



Stamps: Petals & Wings
Ink: Memento, Copics
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Blue Raspberry, Wild Dandelion
Accessories: Pearls, Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2, GKD Gingham Ribbon

What better to take flight with some cheery birdies?!!  And it's fun to make your own dp!!  It's actually a quick way to make a cheery card and just layer those fun Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 with a sentiment and BAM!  Fun card made quickly and ready to bring a smile to someone!!  Now to figure out who to send a bright blue and yellow card to!!  LOL  The Petals & Wings Stamp TV Kit is so cute and............yep..............I can't resist....................wait for it....................TWEET!!!!!!!   ;)   It's perfect for Spring or any cheery designs!! 


Now hop on over to the fabulous Suzanne's Blog for more Gina K. goodness!!!

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