Friday, August 26, 2011

Moxie Fab

There are some great sketch challenges over at Moxie Fab World this week:  http://www.moxiefabworld.com/

The shaped sketch:

The Shaped Sketch Challenge


I used Tami Mayberry's set Live Life Loud by Gina K Designs.  Cut out the plain and scalloped circles with Nesties.  The guitar was stamped with VersaMark on GKD Pure Luxury Passionate Pink and embossed with silver ep then cut out.  Card base is GKD lime.  Used my label maker for the sentiment. 

Next, I tried the Horizontal Sketch Challenge:

The Horizontal Sketch Challenge



I used Melanie Muenchinger's set Gifts from the Sea and Tag You're It by GKD.  Stamped the squares with Memento Rich Cocoa on GKD PL Ivory and used a 1 1/4" punch to punch them out.  Next the shell, starfish and coral were stamped inside the squares.  The large shell was cut out and all were layered onto GKD PL Little Boy Blue and Chocolate Brown and placed on the Soft Sand card base  Sentiment from GKD Spring Mix was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa.  The images were all colored with Prismacolor markers.


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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Theresa's Cone Flowers

Theresa Momber's latest set from Gina K Designs - Heartfelt has some really beautiful images and I just love these cone flowers.



The cone flowers were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black then colored with crimson, sunburst and cream Prismacolor markers on the petals.  The centers used limepeel, sienna and a touch of crimson.
Cut the image panel allowing the flowers and one leaf to be out of the box.  Sponged around the flowers with Vivid Taupe ink, layered onto Choc. Brown and Wild Dandelion by Gina K.  The 3 tabs are Choc Brown.  Printed the digi dp which has yellow, olive and a faint strip of red and layered onto the Wild Dandelion Base.

This fits 2 challenges for this week, the color challenge at JUGS found here:  http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/08/just-us-girls-challenge-98-color.html




And the sketch challenge from CPS found here:  http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2011/08/cps-232-part-1.html



Thanks for taking a look :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Girly & Gutsy

Here is the current Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World Blog:  http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2011/08/tuesday-trigger-girly-gutsy.html






I was inspired by the colors and the layout of the room.

Stamps:  Autumn Leaves Flourishes and Inkadinkado sentiment
cs:  Gina K Pure Luxury White and Grass Green, pink stripe digi and black
ink:  VersaFine Black
accessories:  Prima flowers, Burgundy Stickles, Nesties Fancy Labels 3


I also needed an encouragement card and was once again inspired by the Trigger piece.

Stamps:  Gina K Lovely Shelf and Bug Me Anytime
ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
cs:  Gina K Pure Luxury White and Bubblegum Pink, the same digi dp, scraps of dp for the paper piecing on the cup and teapot
accessories:  Prismacolor markers, lace

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Couple of Sketch Challenges

I needed a card for my oldest grandson who is going to start 2nd grade this year and chose CPS Sketch #231 found here:  http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2011/08/cps-231-part-1.html





I used Melanie Muenchinger's set Back to School by Gina K Designs.  I've had the label maker for quite some time and hardly ever use it, but liked the look of the labels on this.

Next is the Mojo Monday sketch for this week 





I used the set by Theresa Momber - Heartfelt by Gina K Design.  Stamped the flowers and colored with Prismacolor markers, then used a VersaMark pen over the image and heat embossed with clear ep.  Next stamped the fence and colored with Prismacolor markers.  The image panel looked too stark, so I stamped over it with Timeless Textures also by Gina K.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Multiple Challenges

First challenge is from CASE Study - Challenge #52  http://casestudychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/08/case-study-challenge-52.html



This was inspired by Brandi from Yankee Belle Stamper from CSC24Changed up the colors and the positioning of the stars.  Stamps used:  SU Polka Dots and Petals, SU Happy Everything and Purple Onion Wanted.

Next challenge is from Card Patterns, Sketch #128 found here:  http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/2011/08/sketch-128.html
using this sketch







This is for my middle grandson's first day of kindergarten.  Stamps are by:  Imaginesce and Studio G.


And last, but not least is the challenge from JUGS this week  http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/08/jugs-97-technique-week.html







I desperately needed a book to keep all of my passwords in.  Stamps used:  Gina K Organize it and Vintage Borders.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

CASEing at CASE Study

This week at CASE Study  http://casestudychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/08/case-study-challenge-52.html  Challenge #52 is to CASE any of the past CASEs submitted by their readers.

I have CASEd 2 so far, 1st is a CASE of Melissa Hubert's CSC27



I changed the colors, left off the center strip, buttons and pearls.  I kept with the main design.  The houndstooth dp is a digi download from Gina K Designs and the hearts are from scraps of dp I had laying around.  Sentiment is an old SU set.

Next I CASEd Nicky Hsu from CSC34.



I loved her beautiful design and stayed with that.  I changed the colors slightly, left off the lace and used a circle instead of an oval.  The butterfly was stamped with Versamark on yellow vellum and embossed with white ep then cut out.  The crinkled seam binding really is an antique that I found in my husband's Great Aunt Thelma's pedal sewing machine and died it with reinker.  Butterfly is from Hope is Faith by Gina K Designs.

Thanks for looking ;)

Card Patterns Sketch 230

More fun with Tami Mayberry's new set "Gnome One Like You" by Gina K.  I used the sketch from CPS  http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2011/08/cps-230-part-1.html





I stamped the cute little frog with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him with Prismacolor markers.  Used Nesties in various size circles to cut the frog and his layers.  Added dots to the light green inverted scalloped circle with a white gel pen.  Used 2 pieces of corrugated yellow cs and layered the leafy branches over the 2 yellow pieces.  It needed a little something, so I added Stickles to the leaves and branches.  The background is a Sizzix embossing folder where I used Co'ordinations cs in a medium green and after embossing, sanded the high points.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fun Flamingo

I am loving Tami Mayberry's new set by Gina K Designs, Gnome One Like You.  I used the flamingo stamp in the Card Patterns Sketch 127 found here:  http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/2011/08/sketch-127.html






I bought the pack of cards on clearance at Michael's a long time ago and just ran across them and decided I better start using some of the stuff I already have.  The flamingo was stamped on Gina K Pure Luxury White cs and colored with Prismacolor markers then cut out, sponged with Memento Angel Pink and layered with Nesties dies.  Cut the brown border with another Nesties die, ran through my little Xyron to adhere to the pink edge.  Added the fun ruffled ribbon from my LSS, some die cut leaves and the layered Prima Flowers with the rhinestone center.

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy Annversary

I made this for my daughter and her husband's anniversary.  I used the sketch from Mojo Monday

http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2011/08/mojo-monday-202-contest.html








Stamps:  Gina K Happy Hearts and Many Wishes
ink:  Vivid Teal
cs:  Gina K Pure Luxury Ivory, Turquoise Sea and Soft Sand, DCWV Linen Closet stack
accessories:  word window punch, Fiskar's scalloped heart punch, Nesties Pennant, circle and scalloped circle dies, rhinestone from Joann's $ bins

Thanks for looking!





Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Post Release Hop

Today is the final day for the Gina K Designs Post Release Blog Hop.  Thanks again Tami for asking me to be a Guest Designer for your super cute new set Gnome One Like You.  Tami's Blog:  http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com/2011/08/gina-k-designs-post-release-blog-hop_05.html



Tami 2

This set is so much fun and I love paper piecing this cute little flamingo.


Tami 3

I love this little lawn mower and the cute bushes, too.

Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Gina K Release Party Preview

I was so excited when Tami Mayberry asked me to be a Guest Designer for her new release this month!  Thank you so much Tami!  I was home recovering from an unexpected appendectomy, so I had plenty of time to play.

The Gina K Design Team is extending an invitation to Gina K. Designs August Release Party. There is a a fun evening planned for you - chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets reveal, design team shares, and most importantly, at the end of the party you will be able to go shopping!

You should have arrived here from Tami's blog   http://www.tamimayberry.blogspot.com/
A complete list of blog hop participants can be found at Stamp TV  http://stamptv.ning.com/

This is one of the cards I will be sharing at the party tonight.



These stamps are from Tami's newest set Gnome One Like You which will be available for purchase starting at 10:00 pm tonight.  This set has so many cute images that are a lot of fun to play with.

Party Info:

  • When: Today, Tuesday, August 2


  •       Where: StampTV Release Party Forum

  • Time: 7 PM to 9 PM (CST)



  • Hope to see you there!