Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Weekly CPS Challenge

Hi everybody!  Yesterday I made a card for the weekly Card Positioning Systems (CPS) sketch challenge. 

Here is the sketch:



Here is my card:





Ink - Clearsnap (Kettle), Momento (Tuxedo Black)
Card stock - Gina K Designs white and red hot
Patterned paper - Gina K Designs Hello Sunshine
Image - Gina K Designs, A Year of Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger
Sentiment - Gina K Designs, Ticket Trio by Tami Mayberry
Spellbinders Classic Squares
Copics
Pop Dots



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Monthly Challenge Using "Chopped" Ingredients

Hi everybody!  Today's card is an unusual one.  I received a packet of supplies in the mail and had to make a card using those supplies, kind of like the show called Chopped on the Food Network. 


We received some blue foil, a sheet of white chevrons, a small envelope, googly eyes, 2 arrow shaped paper clips, and a sheet of acetate.  This is what I came up with....



This was not an easy challenge but I think it turned out really cute.  You can't hardly see the sentiment.  It says Who Who Who's Sick?  LOL

If you want to see more cards for this challenge, please go to Crafty Card Gallery.  If you leave a comment, you can win a prize.  The prize this month is a digital copy of the new magazine called Creations by Crafty Card Gallery. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Card Positioning System (CPS) Challenge

  Hi everybody!  I made this card for the Card Positioning System (CPS) challenge, which is a sketch challenge site.  A new sketch is posted each Sunday so if you love sketches like I do, you need to check it out.

Here's the sketch:



This Week's Sketch (#275) 


And here's my card:



This is really a fun challenge so I hope you'll try and play.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Touch Twin Marker Challenge

Hi everybody!  Today's card is an entry into the Touch Twin Marker Challenge.  The challenge is a color challenge to use a coral color, blue and a green.



Ink - Clearsnap (Kettle) and Momento (Tuexdo Black) and (Sky Blue)
Card stock - Gina K Designs white, Recollections coral and green
Image - Gina K Designs Petals and Wings
Sentiment - Gina K Designs One in a Million
Spellbinders labels 22 and Grommet tags
Glossy Accents
White brads


The prize for this challenge is a set of 12 Touch Twin Markers so check it out! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Belated Birthday Card

Hi everybody,
Have you ever forgotten someone's birthday and felt really bad about it?  I think we all have.  I made a belated birthday card that I know dog lovers will like!




Ink - Clearsnap (Kettle)
Card stock - Gina K Designs white and red hot
Patterned paper - Gina K Designs Hello Sunshine
Image - Gina K Designs Under The Weather by Asela Hopkins
Spellbinders Labels 14
Die cut stickers - Reminisce Signature Series Dog
Copic markers
Ribbon

I think a belated birthday card can be a cute way to say you're sorry for missing their birthday. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Color Me Creative Challenge - Girlie Card

Hi everybody!  Today I'd like to share a card with you that I made for the Color Me Creative (CMC) challenge.  The challenge is Anything Goes but has to be Girlie.  Piece of cake right?



Ink - Clearsnap in Kettle
Image - Saturated Canary
Sentiment - Gina K Designs Strength & Hope by Theresa Momber
Cardstock - Gina K Designs Bubblegum Pink
Patterned Paper - Gina K Designs Petals and Wings
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles 
Ribbon-Gina K Designs white organza
Pink pearls


This card is very special to me for obvious reasons.  My husband found out a neighbor has breast cancer so he is going to give it to her.  I love this image because she looks like she has attitude, sassy. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Winner of my Blog Candy Is.....

 

Hi everybody!  I just want to thank you for participating in our first blog hop.  I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the creativity from the blog hosts and got inspired to make some Christmas/Winter cards.

Now.... the winner of my blog candy....

4 digis from Scrapbook Stamp Society 

is

Ina Grehan

Congratulations Ina!!!

I know where to find you so I'll get your email address and send those right to you.  Two of the digis are brand new Christmas images that aren't even out yet.  You'll have fun using those on your Christmas cards.  

Thanks again everyone for your support and the next blog hop will be next month, 3rd week of the month on that Friday.  Please plan on joining us!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, July 20, 2012

First Blog Hop with Sean and Regina

 

It's finally here!  Are you ready to do some hoppin'?
The theme of the hop is Christmas/Winter in July.  There are 12 blogs where you will see beautiful creations.  Hopefully that will get you in the mood to make your own and help you cool down a bit. 

To be eligible to win some great blog candy, please join the blogs and leave a comment.  The sponsor this month of my blog is Scrapbook Stamp SocietySherri Baldy, the creator of Scrapbook Stamp Society has generously donated digital images for blog candy.  

The GRAND PRIZE will be a Gina K Designs stamp set, patterned paper, card stock and embellishments.

The hop starts today July 20th at 8am CST and goes until Monday, Jully 23rd at 8pm CST.  Winners will be announced by Wednesday, July 25th. 

The blog hop participants are as follows:

If you came from Sean's blog you are on the right path but if you came by to see what I'm up to, thank you, but please start our hop with our host, Sean. 

Regina  (You are here) 
Thanks for stopping by and now hop on over to Zenita's blog. 


I made two Christmas cards for this blog hop....

The first is a CAS card.  


Supplies:
Ink - Clearsnap (Corn Flower)
Card stock - Gina K Designs Ivory heavy base weight
Patterned Paper - Paper Studios
Ribbon


Supplies:
Ink - Clearsnap (Cherry)
Card stock - Gina K Designs White heavy base weight and Sand
Image Stamp - Gina K Designs Winter Wonderland
Sentiment - Gina K Designs Seasonal Sayings
White detailed embossing powder
White gel pen
Ribbon and gems


I hope you've enjoyed hopping today.  Good Luck!!!








Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Blog Candy Time!!!



Hi everybody!  Mark your calendar for my blog hop!!!  I told you once I reached 100+ followers, I would start giving out blog candy, well that time is here my friends.  I'm so excited! 

I'm hosting my first blog hop which will be Friday, July 20th.  If you join the blogs and leave a comment, you can win some blog candy!   Simple as that!  There will be 12 people participating so that's 12 chances to win a prize. The hop will last until Monday, July 23rd at 8pm. 
Winner will be announced by Wednesday, July 25th.
Good Luck!!!!



Information about upcoming monthly blog hops which will be the third week of the month on that Friday will be posted and will let you know when there are spots available to join the hop.   There has been a tremendous response to this and August and September are already filling up so if you're interested please let me know.  It will be FUN!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Creating with Clearsnap blog hop





 Hi everybody! I think it's interesting to find out what products my fellow crafters like to use so today's bloghop is going to showcase Tami Mayberry's new Grand Tags stamp (in red rubber and clear) set and a few of my favorite products.  By the way, check out Tami's new logo above.  Isn't it perfect for her?  Very clean and crisp just like some ink I'll be telling you about below.  :) 



Clearsnap ink has quickly become one of my favorite inks.  They were kind enough to send my design team and I ink samples and I was very impressed I have to say.  I couldn't believe how vibrant the color was.  I compared it to another popular brand of ink and hands down, Clearsnap won in the vibrancy department.  The ink really hugged the stamp and provided a crisp image as well.  The other plus is that it is a dye ink so it dried really fast.   Take a minute and check out Clearsnap's Blog and for those of you who haven't tried Clearsnap (also know as Colorbox), I did a comparison against another very popular ink and below are the pictures....
 In this comparison, the top is Clearsnap ink.  See how much more vibrant it is than the bottom one?  It almost looks like it's 3-D, jumping off the paper.



In this example using Tami Mayberry's Grand Tags stamp, the bottom one is Clearsnap.  Again, see that it is darker and more vibrant?  The color is just richer looking.  I noticed that it really clung to the stamp resulting in the stamped image being perfectly crisp, clear and the perfect color ink. 


This is a card I made using Tami's new Grand Tags stamp set.  I used Clearsnap ink for this image and sentiment.  Notice how good it looks.  :)


 Ink - Clearsnap Colorbox in the color Kettle
Card stock - Gina K Design black onyx, Martha Stewart Silver
Patterned Paper - DCWV The Shimmer Stack
Stamp - Gina K Designs Grand Tags by Tami Mayberry
Spellbinders Labels 22 (coordinate with the Grand Tags set)
Cheery Lynn flourish die
Sakura glitter pens in Silver Star and Marine Star
Brads and ribbon from my stash


This is the hop list.  Tami will be giving away a prize on her blog that includes some Clearsnap products and stamps to one person who has left a comment on her blog. If you're at my blog and haven't started with Tami, please start there so you can win a prize.  Otherwise, Jennifer Ingle will be your next stop.

 

 This is where to find all of Tami's stamps at Gina K Designs.


Some of my favorite products are below.  I'd love to hear what yours are.  Please share!
Sakura Clearstar glitter pens
 
Clearsnap SmoochGlitz
Clearsnap Colorbox ink


Ranger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ounces






Glossy Accents
Gina K Designs Luxury Card Stock

Sunday, July 15, 2012

There's A New Blog Hop In Town!




Hi everybody!  There's a new blog hop in town!  Sean Fetterman and I have put our heads together and  started a monthly blog hop!  

Our first blog hop will be next Friday, July 20th.  If you join the blogs and leave a comment, you can win some blog candy!   There will be 12 people participating so that's 12 chances to win a prize.  Next week I'll post what my blog candy will be! 
Come and join us on our new Facebook page at Blog Hop with Sean & Regina!

We will be posting information about our upcoming monthly blog hops which will be the third week of the month on that Friday and let you know when there are spots available to join the hop.   We've had a tremendous response to this and are already filling up August so if you're interested please let either Sean or myself know.  It will be FUN!

What are you waiting for?  HOP on over to Facebook and join our page!

Thanks!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

LOL - Birthday Card for a Friend

Hi everybody!  I haven't had any cards to post the last couple of days because everything I've been making is for challenges or an online magazine so I couldn't show them yet.  Today I'd like to show you a card I made for a good friend of mine for her birthday....





Card stock - Gina K Designs white #120, Vibrant Violet
Patterned Paper - Gina K Designs Parisian Garden
Ink - Momento Tuxedo Black
Focal image - Mayzy Art
Sentiment - Gina K Designs Sew Pretty
Spellbinders Labels 14
Copic markers


We text each other all the time so I thought this image was so cute and appropriate.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CMC Challenge Card

Hi everybody!  I made a card for the Color Me Creative Challenge (CMC).  The criteria is to use copics and/or pencils and Navy Blue or Dark Blue.




Card stock - In The Navy by Gina K Designs
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye, Lush
Ink - Momento Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles
Image - Mazey digital image
Sentiment - Gina K Designs Petals and Wings kit
Ribbon - In the Navy by Gina K Designs


For some reason, I don't use navy blue very often but I love the color.  I'm going to make a conscious effort to start using this color more in my cards.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Gina K Designs After Party Release Blog Hop

Tami's Grand Tags stamps have been released and you can now purchase the set from Gina K Designs in either rubber or clear stamps.  The clear stamps are brand new for Gina K.  Very exciting!

Tami and our design team, along with Gina K's design team, welcome you to another fabulous inspiration blog hop!  Gina and the design team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas!  As you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because a few random comments will be chosen 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. 

Here are a couple of cards I made using Tami Mayberry's Grand Tags stamp set.
Grand Tags- RUBBER






 Supplies:
Stamps - Gina K Designs Grand Tags by Tami Mayberry
Card Stock - Gina K Designs in White 120#, Black Onyx and Red Hot
Ink - Clearsnap Kettle and Momento Rich Cocoa (distressing)
Spellbinders Labels 22 (coordinates with Grand Tags)
Martha Stewart Punch
Ribbon - Gina K Designs black gingham
Button - Archivers
Ruby Gems - my stash


 

Supplies:
Stamps - Gina K Designs Grand Tags by Tami Mayberry
Card Stock -  Gina K Designs in White 120#, Chocolate Brown

Ink - Momento Teal Zeal
Patterned Paper - Teal Plaid by Gina K Designs, Paper Studio Natural Botanical
Spellbinders Labels 22 (coordinates with Grand Tags)
Ribbon and Brown Pearls from my stash

Here's a link to Tami's other stamp sets.

You can check out all of the amazing designs and inspiration from Gina K and her design team starting with Tami Mayberry's blog.

Here is the full list of Tammy's designers participating:


Tami Mayberry
Jennifer Ingle
Regina Hardy  (me)

I hope you enjoy the after release party blog hop.  I'm sure you'll see something
that inspires you today. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Regina

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Tami Mayberry's New Grand Tags Stamp Set

Hi Everybody!!!  If you were at the Stamp TV release party last week, you saw the new Grand Tags stamp set by Tami Mayberry. You can purchase this set from Gina K Designs in the red rubber or new photopolymer clear.  I got the set this time in the clear for the first time and I have to say that I'm very impressed.  I LOVE seeing where I'm stamping, especially words.  Anybody want my stamp-a-ma-jig?  LOL!

I made a couple of cards with the Grand Tags stamp that I'd like to share with you.  You can also check out Tami's blog, to see more inspiration....

The first one is very special and sentimental to me.  I am dedicating this one to my Grandmother, who passed away last June.  She taught me how to play the piano by putting a piece of masking tape across the front of the piano with the letters of the keys written on it.  I inherited that piano and it is so special to me.  I think about her everytime I see it.  Here is my card....


Supplies:
Gina K Designs Grand Tags stamp set by Tami Mayberry
Ink in Kettle by Clearsnap Colorbox
Gina K Designs card stock in Black Onyx and Red Hot
Gina K Designs black gingham ribbon
Martha Stewart punch
Colored the tag with a red copic marker
Buttons from Archivers
Gems from my stash




I think this card makes a great non-gender card.  The colors are perfect for anyone. 

Supplies:
Gina K Designs Grand Tags stamp set by Tami Mayberry
Ink by Momento in Teal Zeal
Gina K Designs card stock in Black Onyx
Gina K Designs teal plaid patterned paper
Brown patterned paper by Paper Studios, Natural Botanicals
Fiskars scallop punch
Ribbon and brown pearls from my stash

This new stamp set is great to use to let Grandparents or Grandchildren know how special they are.  Below is a picture of all of the stamps in the set.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!




Grand Tags- RUBBER

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Non-Gender Cards

Hi everybody!  I hope you had a great 4th of July holiday.  We stayed at home this year, which was fine with me.  It was too HOT to go out.  We had 112 heat index yesterday.

People are always asking me for ideas on making masculine cards and/or CAS cards.  Here is a card that combines both.  It's really a non-gender card rather than just a masculine card.


The sentiment is from Gina K Designs, Stenciled Spring stamp set.  I used the new Momento Teal Zeal ink for the first one and Olive Grove for the second one.  I stamped the backgrounds with a stamp called Leaf Patterns by All Night Media that I bought at Michaels.  I think it turned out really nice.  Perfect for anyone and you can put any sentiment you want, birthday, get well, etc. 



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Stamp TV Challenge Cards

Hi everybody!  I just wanted to share a couple of cards I made for Stamp TV challenges.  Go to Stamptv.com if you would like to join in the fun. 

The first challenge is to use 4 different colors of ribbon on the card.  I have actually only used two colors at the most so this was challenging for me.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs Smile stamp set.  I used orange, green, pink and yellow ribbons.  I also used orange and white twine in the buttons.  I think it's a fun, happy card!  The prize for this challenge is wait for it..... 40 yards of Gina K Luxury ribbons.  Would it be fabulous to win this or what??




 This challenge is called Oldies but Goodies where an older stamp set was used by the person hosting the challenge.  She chose a rose from A Year of Flowers.  You have to use your favorite color rose, the color green and one more neutral color.  This rose is from that stamp set.  The sentiment is from Gina K Desgins Framed Greetings set. I colored the image with copics.  The prize for this challenge is a big grab bag full of Gina K Stamps.  Awesome prize!



I hope you'll have time to join in on these challenges.  I had a lot of fun making both of these cards. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Outlawz Challenge- Anything Goes

Hi everybody!  Today is the Greeting Card team's weekly challenge at The Outlawz.  The challenge this week is Anything Goes.  You can make any card you want, any theme, as long as it has a greeting on the front.  It doesn't even have to have an image on the front but it can.  This is the card I made....




This is a Mazey digital image and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs, Sweet Strawberries set by Theresa Momber.  The cardstock and patterned paper are also from Gina K Designs... The patterned paper is called Parisian Garden.  I colored the image with copics, used some bling on her belt and a Sakura Red Star glitter pen on the cupcake and heart on her belt.  I used an opaque white pen on the buttons on her boots. 

I hope you can all join in the fun this week because we have a brand new sponsor for July.  Tami Mayberry of Tami Mayberry Art and Designs and Illustrator for Gina K Designs is sponsoring one of her fabulous stamp sets called Vintage Notes.  It is one of her newer stamp sets.  This challenge is so easy and the prize is so awesome that there is just no excuse not to play.  :) 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!