Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Anything Goes Challenge - Digis Stamps 4 Joy

Hi everybody,
Time for another challenge over at Digistamps4joy. HERE is a link to the challenge page for more details.  The theme is Anything Goes.  I chose to use an image called . The Secret Ingredient. I love wine so when I saw this image I had to use it.  I'm not a good enough cook that I use wine in my recipes but I like to drink it while I'm cooking.  LOL!


The cardstock is Gina K Designs, Cherry Red, patterned paper is Fancy Pants, The Good Life.  I used Spellbinders Classic Squares. The beautiful seam binding ribbon is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store from the Fall Collection.

I hope you'll take part in this challenge, you can make any project you want and have a chance at winning some digis. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Challenges entered with this card:
http://www.inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/
 http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
 http://perfectsentimentschallenge.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sin City Scraps Design Team



Hi everybody!  I wanted to share with you that I made the Sin City Scraps Design Team!  I'm so excited to be a part of this awesome team!  If you've never tried Sin City Scraps rubber stamps, you really need to.  They are the deeply etched rubber stamps that stamp like a dream.  Who doesn't love that?  Here's a link to their blog and store,  http://www.sincityscraps.com/

I hope you'll watch for all of the cool projects I'll be making with these stamps.  My term starts first of February. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, January 25, 2013

La La Land Cupid Marci Card

Hi everybody!
I just wanted to share a card I made using a cute La La Land stamp.  It's called Cupid Marci. 


I used Gina K Designs black onyx and cherry red card stock.  The patterned paper is by Fancy Pants, Love Note.  You can purchase this at the Ribbon Carousel store.  Everything is currently 40%!  Here is a link to the store, http://shop.ribboncarousel.com/

The greeting stamp is by Ali Edwards.  I used copics to color the image and the black satin ribbon is from my stash. 

I hope you're getting inspired to make some Valentine cards.  They're so fun to make!  Make someone's day by sending them a card just to tell them how much they mean to you this Valentine's Day. 

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

Guest Designer for Crafty Card Gallery

Hi Everybody,
I'm back today with another crafty project as Guest Designer for the week at Crafty Card Gallery. My friend, Jennifer, asked me to post a few creations this week on her blog as a Guest Designer and this is the second one:



I used Gina K Designs card stock in Cherry Red and Kraft, stamps from Gina K Designs called True Love. 
Inks are Memento Tuxedo Black and Festive Berries by Tim Holtz.  I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. Gems are from Archivers.  Ribbon is  from my stash.

I'd love it if you'd check out my blog at http://cardsbyregina.blogspot.com.

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

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ribbon Carousel Store - Everything is 40% off!!!

Hi everybody!

I don't know if you have ever shopped at Ribbon Carousel but whether you have or not, you really need to check out this sale.  Everything in the store is 40% off.  Ribbon on spools and by the yard is available, paper pads such as Echo Park, Bobunny, Carta Bella, etc., embellishments such as Kaiserkraft gems and pearls... Do I need to go on??  You get the picture.


 Here's a link to the Ribbon Carousel Store.


Here's the sales information, including the coupon code to use. 



 If you have any questions let me know and if I can't answer them, I know who can!  LOL

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Guest Designer for Crafty Card Gallery

Hi Everybody,
I'm back today with my first post for the Crafty Card Gallery. My friend, Jennifer, asked me to post a few creations this week on her blog as a guest designer and this is the first one:



I used Gina K Designs Passionate Pink card stock.  The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye, Happy Day and Authentique, Lively.  Stamps are also from Gina K Designs, A Year of Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger and greeting from Tag Lines.  I used Memento Markers to color the stamps to try and get a watercolor effect.  Grosgrain ribbon is from Gina K Designs and gems from Kaiserkraft.  Button and twine from my stash. 

I hope you'll visit Jennifer's blog and leave her some love.  I'll be posting on her blog one more time this week. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!




Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Winter Theme - RCC76





Hi Everybody,

Have you played yet in this month's Ribbon Carousel challenge?  The theme is Winter and you still have time to enter your project to win a Ribbon Carousel!  Head on over to the Ribbon Carousel Blog  for some inspiration from the DT. 

Here's the card I made for this challenge....



I used a Saturated Canary digi image.  The patterned paper is from Authentique called Seasons: Winter.  You can find this 6 x 6 paper pack in the Ribbon Carousel store.  The ribbon is also from the Ribbon Carousel store called Satin Center Band Ribbon as is the pin, from Maya Road, gems from Kaiserkraft.  Here is a link to the store, http://shop.ribboncarousel.com/.

The greeting is by Gina K Designs, Simple Snowflakes by Tami Mayberry.
The dies I used are the Spellbinders Label 14 and the ribbon banner is a
Die-Namics from MFT. Snowflake embellishments from Archivers.



I hope you'll find time to play in this challenge.  If you love ribbon like I do, you'll want to win a Ribbon Carousel to organize it.   Here's a link to the page in the store to see the Ribbon Carousels,  http://shop.ribboncarousel.com/Ribbon-Carousels-Spools_c56.htm.

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

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sin City Design Team Application Post

Hi Everybody!
Today I'm excited to be applying right here for a design team spot on the Sin City Scraps Design Team.

 
Here is a link to the Sin City Scraps website and blog.  You'll find anything from cool products to  impressive tutorials.  Terri Sproul is the owner and a designer for several scrapbook and stamping companies.

The criteria for the design team spot is to create a project using a stamp technique.  The technique I'm using today is the Triple Time Stamp Technique.  I think this technique is so impressive because of the way the stamps match up in the end.  You'll see what I mean as we go through the steps to make this card. 

The first thing you need to do is choose 2 different colors of card stock.  Choose a light color to stamp on and a darker color as the mats.  Here are the measurements for each color cardstock.

I chose white and turquoise card stock.  White is the color you will be stamping on and turquoise will be the mats. 

White card stock measurements
2" x 3-1/4"
3" x 4-1/4"
4" x 5-1/4"
Plus a piece of card stock for the inside of the card since it is a dark color.  4" x 5-1/4"


Turquoise card stock measurements
2-1/4" x 3-1/2"
3-1/4" x 4-1/2"
5-1/2" x 8-1/2" This is the card base. Score at 4-1/4"

This is how the pieces will fit together. 




The first step is to start stamping on the white card stock.  I would choose two or three different stamps.  I chose 3.  This is how the white card stock should look when you start stamping.  Just put a little tape on the back of each piece to hold together.



I started out by stamping  leafy branches in a turquoise color ink.


Next I added a few large dogwoods in a light pink color.  
Probably should have used a darker pink. 
I hope you can see it in the photo okay. 




Next, I stamped a few small dogwoods and a greeting.  The greeting is a combination of both colors of ink.



Do you see how everything matches together?  When you put the mats with these pieces of card stock, you must make sure they all match together just like this.  Be careful and don't turn upside down, etc.

Then, you start putting the mats with the white card stock.






  This is what the card should look like after everything is put together and matched. 



I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on the Triple Time Stamp Technique.  I told you it looked impressive but is so easy.  Please try it and let me know how it turned out. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  Wish me luck! 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

For Your Inspiration - Card Challenge #38

 Hi everybody!

It's time for another challenge by For Your Inspiration.  HERE is a link to the challenge. These challenges consist of creating projects that show how a particular photo inspires you.


Here is the photo for this week's challenge.
Here's the card I made based on the photo above.  



I used Gina K Designs Celebrate the Season for the images and greetings.  The card stock is from Gina K Designs called chocolate brown and and orange paper from the Summer Collection. 
Gems are from Kaiserkraft.  I used the technique where you color the stamp with markers on the tree/leaves.  I used Tangelo by Memento for the leaves that are falling and the greeting is stamped in 
Kaleidacolor Autumn ink.  I love this ink! 

Here is a link to the challenge, For Your Inspiration, http://foryourinspirationchallenges.blogspot.com/.
So, if you like to find inspiration from photos, this is the challenge blog for you.  
I hope you'll find time to check it out!

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

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Oh My - How Time Flies

Hi everybody,
Time for another challenge over at Digistamps4joy.  HERE is a link to the challenge page for more details.  The theme is Oh My - How Time Flies.  I chose to use an image called From Mom and Me (with girl).  The first thing I thought of was how time flies when kids are growing up which is why I used the calendar designer paper.






The cardstock is Gina K Designs, Honey Mustard (Sun Kissed Autumn Collection) with matching ribbon, patterned paper is Jilibean Soup, Country Pumpkin Chowder, purchased at Ribbon Carousel and  HERE is a link to that page and the store.  I used Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles. Rhinestone Flourish purchased at Michaels. Image colored with copics.

I hope you'll take part in this challenge, thinking about what depicts time flying to you.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Challenges Entered:
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://bildmalarnachallenge.blogspot.com/
http://flatfriendschallenge.blogspot.co.uk
http://uniquecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/
 http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
 http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
 http://www.scrapitgirl.com/
 http://onecrazystampercom.blogspot.com/2013/01/january-anything-goes-challenge.html
 http://sparklecreationsrubberstamps.blogspot.com/
 http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/2013/01/fresh-brewed-designs-2013-challenge-1.html
 http://digihaven.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Valentine Card in Non-Traditional Colors

Hi everybody,
Stamp TV had a challenge to use non-traditional colors to create a Valentine card.  I decided to use teal colors. 




The stamps are from Gina K Designs True Love stamp kit.  The patterned paper is Carta Bella, Traditions .  I LOVE this paper pad by the way.  It is so colorful and beautiful, you should really check it out.  I bought mine from Ribbon Carousel.  The doily die is Dizzy Doily by MFT.  I used beautiful, seam binding ribbon in teal.  Pearls are from Kaiserkraft. 


Valentine cards do not always have to include red and pink.  Think outside the box! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

La La Land Balloon Marci Valentine Card

Hi everybody!
I just wanted to show a card I made for someone's Granddaughter, Lizzy, for Valentine's Day.  I used a
La La Land stamp called Balloon  Marci.




I used Gina K Designs Cherry Red card stock, the patterned paper came from Hobby Lobby.  I used Spellbinders petite large oval and scalloped oval.  The image was colored with copics.  Gems are from Kaiserkraft and used red grosgrain ribbon from my stash.

I hope you have a wonderful day!  Have I inspired you yet to start making your own Valentine cards?  More to come....

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Valentine Card Using Silhouette

Hi everybody,
Just wanted to share a quick Valentine card that I made using the Silhouette.  I'm really having fun adding some kind of element to my card from the Silhouette store. 


Card stock is Cherry Red from Gina K Designs.  Patterned paper is Echo Park, Love Storey and Fancy Pants Love Note. The sentiment stamp is from Gina K Designs, Botanicals. Gems are from Kaiserkraft, twine from The Twinery and button from my stash. Envelope made with the Silhouette.

My goal this year is to continue using my Silhouette more and more and hopefully take my cards to the next level.

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

Friday, January 4, 2013

Ribbon Carousel - NEW YEAR SALE!!!

Hi everybody!

I don't know if you have ever shopped at Ribbon Carousel but whether you have or not, you really need to check out this sale.  Everything in the store is 40-70% off.  Ribbon on spools and by the yard is available, paper pads such as Echo Park, Bobunny, Carta Bella, etc., embellishments such as Kaiserkraft gems and pearls... Do I need to go on??  You get the picture. 


 Here's a link to the Ribbon Carousel Store.


Here's the sales information, including the coupon code to use. 



Let me know if you have any questions.  If I can't answer them, I know who can. 

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

Thursday, January 3, 2013

For Your Inspiration Challenge

Hi everybody!
As of the first of the year, I am on a new design team called For Your Inspiration (FYI).  These challenges consist of creating projects that show how a particular photo inspires you. 

Here is the photo for this week's challenge.



Here's the card I made based on the photo above. 


 I used Gina K Designs Vogue Vases 2 for the image and greetings.  The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye Happy Day and the card stock is from Gina K Designs called Parisian Garden. The ribbon is from Simply Ribbon Stamp Store and gems are from Kaiserkraft.

Here is a link to the challenge, For Your Inspiration, http://foryourinspirationchallenges.blogspot.com/.
So, if you like to find inspiration from photos, this is the challenge blog for you.  I hope you'll find time to check it out! 

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

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First Valentine Card of the Year!

Hi Everybody!
Seems like us card makers are always thinking ahead to the next holiday to determine what cards we will make.  Of course, I'm already thinking about Valentine's Day cards.  At least I wasn't already making them back in November when some stores had Valentine's items already stocked!  LOL!  I wish stores would put holiday things out a few weeks before not a few months before the holiday.  Anyway, I made a card from a cute La La Land stamp called Sweetheart Marci.  Can you tell I'm kind of obsessed with these La La Land stamps?  They are so adorable to me. 



My Mom said this looks like me when I was a little girl because she used to put my hair up in pig tails.  The greeting is from Gina K Designs True Love kit.  I used Cherry Red card stock from Gina K Designs and the  patterned paper is from the new Echo Park paper pad called Love Story. I used Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die and the Satin Center Band Ribbon, gems by Kaiserkraft, and Heart Stick Pins are from Ribbon Carousel.  By the way, Ribbon Carousel is having a 40-70% off sale starting tomorrow on everything in the store.  You MUST check this sale out.  Paper pads, ribbon, embellishments such as gems, pearls, etc, everything we love to use on our cards are on sale! 

Okay, stay tuned for lots more Valentine's Day cards to come.  I have 3 orders so far this year.  I've been posting a sale flier, not sure if you've seen it on Facebook, my first sale.  Here it is...


I hope you'll share my flier on Facebook if you don't already sell your cards.  :)  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful start to your 2013!!!



Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!!!

Hi Everybody and Happy New Year!
I can't believe another year has gone by.  I say this every year.  It's true though, I think the older you get the faster time goes by.  Not sure why that is but it seems like when you're a kid time stops. 

My resolution is to start taking better care of myself, have a more positive attitude towards life and spend more time with the people I love.  What are yours??

Today I'm sharing a cute La La Land stamp with Marci and Snowman stamp.  I just love Marci, don't you?



I love the purple and teal together, don't you? The teal, plaid patterned paper is from Gina K Designs and I can't seem to recall what the name of it is.  I would have to look it up.  It's over a year old.  The purple and printed patterned paper is Authentique, Seasons: Winter.  I used copics to color the image.  The greeting is from Gina K Designs Vogue Vases 2 by Theresa Momber.  The buttons are also from Gina K Designs.  The twine if from The Twinery.   I used a ticket tag punch on the corners of the purple paper and made a banner out of the printed paper. 

I hope you're eating your black eyed peas today for good luck.  I know after not eating them in 2012 that I have some for today.  Happy New Year's 2013!!

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