Monday, May 28, 2012

Birthday, Wedding and Thinking of You

I made a birthday card for the Play Date Cafe Challenge

I received the image through Wish RAK at Splitcoaststampers.  Colored with Touch Twin Markers.  Stamped the In Stitches by Gina K in Night of Navy. Stamped the sentiment on a file tab die by Sizzix.  Layered the image over a Spellbinders die and added faux stitches with a navy gel pen.  Layered a couple of photo corners and added a dot of Liquid Pearls in Ruby Red.

I needed a wedding card for next weekend and this fits 2 challenges:

Stamped the flowers from an old SU set in Memento London Fog and layered with slate gray cs.  Die cut the heart, then embossed with a CB folder, sponged some red ink and sprayed with Triple Thick Gloss Spray by Krylon.  Die cut the ovals for the sentiment and added a couple of Prima Flowers and self-adhesive pearls.

I took a tag and sponged Distress inks, blending them into each other, then flicked some water on it.  Stamped the image by Gina K Spring Mix set and the little dragonflies by Technique Tuesday and topped it with a bow made with the Bow Easy.  Added the sentiment, also by Gina K Borderabilties by Spellbinders for some definition.

Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Black, White and a Splash of Yellow

This is the color challenge at The Play Date Cafe

Stamps by SU:  Happy Everything.  Pierced the holes for the stitching with a Sew Easy and stitched with black and white baker's twine.  Found the acetate flower in my stash and colored it yellow with a Touch Twin Marker and attached with a black brad.  Added the little self adhesive photo corner, also from my long forgotten stash.

This is also for the sketch challenge at The House That Stamps Built

Repeat Impressions Sketch M1612

The stamps are by Repeat Impressions - Big Boys Toys.  The balloons were colored with Touch Twin Markers.  Stamped and cut out the sentiment banner, added the baker's twine tail and attached with dimentionals.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Doilies & Lace and Postage

Two different challenges at Moxie Fab World Blog.
First is Doilies & Lace  Challenge
and for the Touch Twin Marker Challenge to make a Birthday Card and color your ribbon to match

Stamps by Gina K.  Stamped a doily stamp on cream cs and cut out with a die.  Stamped the sentiment and added Liquid Pearls.  Embossed some Core'dinations cs and lightly sanded.  Dyed the ribbon with a Touch Twin Marker to coordinate and layered with a piece of cream colored lace.

Next is The Postage Challenge

Stamps by Gina K.  Spritzed a manila tag with Walnut Ink Spray in Java and Terra Cotta. Stamped the images after the tag dried then sponged the edges with Distress inks.  Made the rolled rose from an envelope and painted with Twinkling H2Os.  Punched out the leaves and little branches.  Embossed the background and lightly sponged with Distress ink.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Loving Damask

I have 3 cards for the Moxie Fab Damask and Brocade Challenge

Stamps:  Grand Damask and Varied Verses by Gina K 
ink:  Vivid Cobblestone and Versafine Black
cs:  Gina K Pure Luxury 120 lb. White

Stamps:  Same as above
ink:  Memento London Fog and Versafine Black
cs:  SU grays, Gina K PL White and unknown pink.
dp are both digi prints

Stamps:  Grand Damask, Happy Hearts and Life is Good - by Gina K
ink:  Vivid Teal
cs:  Gina K Pure Luxury Ocean Mist and Turquoise Sea

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Many Challenges

CPS Sketch #264

Stamps by Sweet Stamp Shop.  Stamped the mirror twice, once on Gina K Mother of Pearl cs and paper pieced onto the one stamped on the white cs.  This gives the mirror a shimmery effect.  The little pearl was added to cover up an oops.

Stamps by Suzi's Zoo and SU.  Image colored with Prismcolor Pencils.

Stamps by Gina K - Inspiration Mosaic and In Stitches

Moxie Fab Splatter Technique Challenge

Stamps by Gina K - Botanicals.
Stamped the flower with Goose Bumps then sprayed with Smooch after completely dry for the splatter effect.  Embossed a piece of Core'dinations cs and lightly sanded.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Stamp TV CSS Blog Hop Karing for Karen

Welcome to a special blog hop we are calling, Karing for Karen!! A hop for a very special friend of ours, Karen Knegten. If you have been around the stamping community for any length of time at all, you might have run into Karen. She is always participating in challenges, offering us wonderful inspiration with her awesome talent! About a month ago, Karen had to have surgery for two brain aneurysms. She is still in the hospital and we are having this blog to inspire more of you out there to send in some cards to Karen AND to her family that is caring for her too! So hope you feel inspired with our little hop for you today. Below you will find all of the links to all of the girls participating...these are from the CSS Alumni group and the Design Team from Gina K Designs. Enjoy and be inspired to send a card or two in! Here is the address for sending the cards to:

Karen Knegten
c/o R.S.V.P. Rental Services
350 W. Northwest Highway
Barrington IL 60010

Carolyn King
Tina Gilliland
Giovana Smith
Lee Murphy
Theresa Momber
Deb Felts
Vicki Dutcher
Cathy Tidwell
Melissa Shultz
Tera Fujan
Cheri Weston
Joy Hadden
Linda Payne
Sue VanDeVusse (You're Here)
Jennie Harper
Betty Neville
Geri Utterback
Brenda Turner
Miesje Flach

Karen,  I hope you are having a speedy recovery and growing stronger every day!  There will be bumps in the road, but you will overcome the obstacles.  We all miss you and are praying for you.

I used Gina K's Many Wishes and Botanicals.  Added Spellbinders Lacy Border, some Baker's twine, Gina K ribbon and a Sizzix flourish.  The script and flowers were stamped on Core'dinations cs, tore the edge then inked around the edges.

Karen I hope you have a speedy recovery.