Thursday, January 14, 2010

Warm Coffee and Good Friends

Jennie has an awesome sketch featured this week over at  It is a great sketch to help you use those small images you may have.  I always struggle to use them.  So here was my opportunity and I love how this turned out. 

The stamps are from Gina K Designs.  The mugs are from Tech Talk and the sentiment is from My Cuppa' Joe.  The pattern paper is from the Basic Grey 6x6 pad, Lemonade.  The card stock is Green Apple and Kraft from Gina's Pure Luxury line.  I love her heavy base weight card stock.  It's incredibly Luxurious.  The green vine ribbon has been in my stash for months and I finally used it on a project.  I also broke out some older Prima flowers.  I have a jar of those for years and I like how they look with this vine ribbon.  I added some texture with cuttlebug embossing folders.

The weekend is almost here and I love Saturdays so I can sleep in.  I hope you have a great weekend planned.  I look forward to getting in some stamp time.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It's time for another GinaK CenterStage Spotlight Team Blog Hop!
Each artist was asked to design their project by drawing inspiration from these photos of the AMAZING Christmas Cookie Bouquet the CSS Team sent to Gina's DT Coordinator Jessica Fick:

I decided to use the snowmen cookies as my Inspiration.  The cookies reminded me of the cute little snowmen in the set Winter Friends.  I like the colors blue, red and white together.  So I went with that color scheme and added a little Kraft in the mix because I just love that color. :o)  The sentiment is from the Warm and Wonderful set.  Here is the front of my card:

And here is the inside:

You can click on the images for a close up.  Now onto the rest of the hop...

Click on these links to see what the participating Designers have prepared for us tonight:

Friday, January 01, 2010

Melanie Muechinger's 2 Year Anniversay Blog Hop

Happy 2010!  Can't believe Y2K happened a decade ago.  Time flies!

Well, Melanie Muenchinger has invited several designers to participate in a blog hop to celebrate her TWO year anniversary of designing stamps for Gina K Designs.  She is an amazing artist and paper crafter. A true genius!  The set I've been asked to used in my project is School, Sports, Spirit.  This is the set for which I was a guest designer when it was released a few months ago. I thought since we are having ice and snow type weather in Pennsylvania this New Year's Eve, I would make a card with an icy theme.  I used the pair of ice skates and the Perfect Match sentiment to make an icy romatic card.  I made my own glitter card stock with the Baja Breeze using VersaMark ink and some glitter embossing powder.  It really looks "cool" in real life.  I also decorated the inside.  The silver ribbon with X's came from the packaging my boss gave my Christmas present in. The box was gorgeous and I knew I just had to re-purpose the packaging somehow. LOL!  Here are the photos of my card. You can click on the photos for a larger view.  The rest of the blog hop details are listed below the photos.

Melanie Muenchinger is celebrating two years of blogging and illustrating for Gina K Designs, and today she has invited 25 designers and YOU to join the party! First hop through the following designers' blogs using every set she has created since January 2008, from the first to the 25th! Then go to Melanie's blog to leave a comment for a chance to win a number of different prizes! So let's get hopping! 

Here we go!

Just So Hippy - Charmaine

Just So Hoppy - Donna

What's in Your Tin 1 & 2 - Donna

Hip Hop Accessories - Bee

Jumping for Joy - Barb

Cuddles and Hugs - Jessie

Little Tees - Cat

Just So Sporty-Pam

A Year of Flowers-Theresa

Say it with Flowers-Selma

Have a Cookie - Carolina

Tee Talk - Gabby

Hand in Hand - Ally

The Best Things in Life - Shannon, Sankari

A Charmed Life - Cathy

Wee Tees - Libby, Laura Jean

Arranged with Love - Selma

Sporty Accessories - Tina

Inspiration Mosaic - Jennie

School Sports Spirit - Melissa

A Year of Leaves - Geri

Hip to Be Square - Karen

Festive Frame - Linda

Tech Talk - Lee

and Jessica from the GinaK Senior Design Team have joined in, too!

You can also get in on the hop yourself and increase your chances of
winning a prize by creating your own project
with any one of Melanie's sets and linking it in the Mr. Linky in her post, see full details here.

Hope you can join the fun! Enjoy your first hop of the year!