Monday, June 21, 2010

StampTV's Retired Challenge Hostess Thank You Hop

Tonight we are having a special blog hop to thank our recently retired StampTV Challenge Hostess Team members:
Tina Gilliland: Color
Karen Knegten: Anything but a Card
Vicki Dutcher: Sketch
Sharri Seffens: Blast from the Past

These 4 designers have provided StampTV with a challenge each week during the months of March, April, and May, which totals up to 13 challenges! To view each of their challenges in one area, click on their names and it will direct you to their Idea Center Inspiration Page.

Even better, we have a special StampTV Challenge Magazine Volume 2* located on the Freebie Tab, where all 52 of their challenges are shared in a download PDF that you can save to your computer and print out at your leisure!  *We will be doing a similar magazine for our first Challenge Hostess team as well in the near future, so watch for that soon.

To honor the team a bit more, several GinaK Designers are joining together in a special thank you blog hop and would like to invite you to join us! 

Here are the cards I made using a favorite challenge hosted by each of these fabulous ladies.

First is a card using Tina's Color Challenge to use Red, Kraft and Ivory.  I pulled out an older Gina K set called Summer Harvest. I stamped the cherries on the textured burlap card paper and colored with Copic markers.

Next is a card using Karen's challenge to make a tag.  I made a tag that I then added to a card to send to her.  I used Fine Furnishings for the chair and pillow and Thanks a Million for the Sentiment.

The next card is for Vicki's Sketch from 4/1.  I used the set Stars for this one.  Vicki was such a Rock Star with all the awesome sketches she provided and so I knew I had to use that sentiment for her card. :o)

My next card is for Sharri's Blast From the Past challenge to use paper piecing. One of my favorite techniques!  I used the yummy strawberries image from the latest StampTV Kit and paper pieced them with papers from Basic Grey Nook and Pantry. 

I also made a card for Gina because she did a rock star job giving us inspiring photos each week to help get our stamping mojo going. I was inspired by INSPIRE 19 - Send a Smile.  So I made this groovy card with a smiley t-shirt for her.  It is also the card for my sketch challenge this week.

After visiting the links below, please check out this discussion on StampTV and share a favorite card you've made in the past or a new one you're inspired to make using one of the challenges from any four of the challenge hostesses.

Jessica Fick
Theresa Momber
Jennie Harper
Lee Murphy
Donna Baker
Melanie Muenchinger
Carla Suto
Brenda Turner
Linda Payne
Melissa Shultz
Giovana Smith


joy said...

What a beautiful job you have done with each one of your creations. I like your explanation of why you made each one.

Tina Gilliland said...

So very very pretty... each and every one!! Thank you so much Melissa!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh FABULOUS cards!!!! And what a special one for Gina too!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Melissa - thank you so much for the encouraging words. Your cards are so gorgeous, and how wonderful you included one for Gina~~ without her where would we all be.....Thank heaven for Stamp TV!!

tlgirl353 said...

Melissa-Thank you so much for honoring us with such gorgeous creations! Si nice of you to make one for our illustrious leader, too!

Brenda said...

Melissa these are fantastic cards!! I love how you used the tag on a card.

Theresa Momber said...

Absolutely fabulous cards, Melissa! They are certain to love them!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love the new look of your blog, and these creations are sooooo dreamy!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

All of your cards are fantastic, Melissa! Love the vibrant colors and wonderful designs!

catdidit said...

wow! Awesome Melissa on all of these! Love all the unique ribbon treatments!!

Jennie said...

Amazing set of cards Melissa! Love each and every design and the fact you made one for Gina too is just so cool! She has created a wonderful website to inspire us all ;o)

Giovana said...

Love all your cards Melissa!

Donna said...

WOW! I love all the cards, but my favorite is the tye dye smiley face t-shirt! cute

Sharri Seffens said...

Melissa, All of the cards are gorgeous! I just love the paper pieced strawberries with the nook and pantry paper! Thank you so much!!!