Friday, June 29, 2012

I'm being featured on the CPS website!!!


 Hi Everybody!  I'm so excited that I'm being featured on the CPS (card positioning systems) website today.  If you've never visited this site, it is awesome if you love sketches like I do.  Check it out and you could be next! 


Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Featured Fan........

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This week's Fan is......................Regina Hardy!!!!!!

Check out her blog here......................Cards By Regina.

Here's her wonderful take on the sketch...


Ink: Momento Grape Jelly
Tag GKD by Tami Mayberry, Ticket Trio stamp set
Sentiment GKD Springtime Silhouette stamp set
Cardstock GKD
Patterned Paper GKD Parisian Garden
Want to be a CPS Featured Fan? You can post your take on the challenge to the CPS Fan page on Facebook or link your card here on the CPS Blog in our Reader's Ideas section each week and you could be next!

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Gina K Designs Release Party Today!

The day we've all been waiting for is here...the Gina K Release Party!  Woo Hoo!  The party is today at Stamp from 11am - 1pm CST.  There will be lots of party chit chat, challenges, contest questions and beautiful samples by the designers using the new stamps. 

Here are some sneak peeks of the new stamp sets....





 There are also 2 new illustrators on the design team so it will exciting to find out what they created.



 I hope you'll be able to join in the fun today.  There are always new paper packs available as well as new stamp sets.  Can't wait to see all of these new products!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Masculine Anniversary Card

Hi everybody!  Somebody asked me to make an anniversary card for their husband.  I was kind of stumped because  I usually make them with pearls, embossing, etc.   Here is the card I ended up making.....

I wasn't sure if the embossing would look too feminine but I think it works with the rest of the card.  I'm happy with the results.  I think you can't go wrong with black and white for male or female.  I think it looks classy, don't you?

Don't be intimated about making a masculine card for any occasion.  Start with black and white as your color combo and I think you can't go wrong.

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

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Calli Lilly Digital Image

Hi everybody!  I just wanted to share a card that I made for the Creative Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz.  This image is a Calli Lilly by Anne Fenton. 

I colored the image with copics and used the spellbinders beaded oval.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs One in a Million stamp set.

That's all for me today.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Stamp TV Chat and Challenge - Tickled Pink

Today on Stamp TV, Tami Mayberry will be hosting a live chat and challenge at 9am CST.  You can chat live with Tami and other members of Stamp TV.  It's a great opportunity to get to know people in the crafting community and chat with Tami and others on the design team. 

The challenge this week is to use a very bright pink color on your project. Here is an example of the color that should be used on your project. 


This is the card I made for the challenge using Tami Mayberry's Girl Talk stamp set sold by Gina K Designs.

Sometimes a color this bright can be a challenge to use on a project. I thought this was a fun challenge in which I used a color I normally do not use.

Please plan on joining us at Stamp TV at 9am CST for lots of chit chat and fun!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

 Tami's Girl Talk Stamp Set sold by Gina K Designs


Monday, June 18, 2012

Outlawz Challenge - Tic Tacky Toe

Hi everybody!  Another Monday means another Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge.  I'm happy to be hosting today's challenge called Tic-Tacky-Toe. 

The rules are simple.  Choose any three embellishments going any direction and create using those items. 

 I used brads, flowers and glitter on my card.   The digital image is from Sassy Studio Designs.  The sentiment is from Tami Mayberry's Girl Talk stamp set sold by Gina K Designs. 

This is a FUN challenge so I hope you'll be able to play!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Boxed Set of Cards

Whether you sell your cards or give them to friends and family as gifts, everyone seems to love the boxed set of various occasion cards.  I sell a lot of these, usually 8-12 cards in a box.  I've made birthday, get well, sympathy, new baby, congratulations on new home, thinking of you and just a note cards for my sets.  I just finished a set of 10 and here are some of the cards in the set....

Various Occasion Cards make great gifts for family and friends.  When you are making your cards, think about what would be appropriate for a boxed set and start boxing them up and you'll have wonderful gifts ready to go and a purpose for all of those cards sitting around....

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tami Mayberry's Ticket Trio-Baby Card

Hi everybody!  I have to say that I'm really getting a lot of use out of Tami Mayberry's new Ticket Trio stamp set sold by Gina K Designs.  I've used the stamps on birthday cards, get well cards, friendship cards and now I want to show you another baby card that I made. 

I made this card for somebody that wanted a cute baby boy card for a friend that just had a baby.  I thought the Ticket Trio set would be perfect.  All the little stamps you see are part of the set too, baby stroller, small words on sides of ticket. 

Please take a minute to check out this set and envision how these stamps can fit into your collection.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Ticket Trio Stamps come in RUBBER and CLEAR

Monday, June 11, 2012

Outlawz Challenge - Father's Day/Great Outdoors

Hi everybody!  I was so excited to host the challenge last week featuring cards with animal print paper, ribbons, images, etc.  Animal prints are so fun! 

This week the challenge is to make a Father's Day/Great Outdoors card. 

The image is from Gina K Designs, Gone Fishing by Theresa Momber and the sentiment is from
Gina K Designs Masculine Tags by Tami Mayberry.  I colored the image with copics and used chalks for the sky and water. 

I hope you'll check out the Monday challenge on The Outlawz called Greetings Challenge, the team I'm on.  I look forward to seeing your creations.  You can make a Father's Day card for this challenge and then send it to your Father for Father's Day.  See how that works out!  :) 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tami Mayberry's Ticket Trio

Hi everybody!  Today I'm showing you another card made with Tami Mayberry's fabulous Ticket Trio stamp set.  You can purchase this set from Gina K Designs.

I love the pastel colors on the tickets and the little baby stroller and admit one stamps are too cute.  I think the large ticket in the center with the sentiment on it is perfect.  This set will be your 'go to' set    for a variety of occasions.  Please check it out!  The mouse is from Gina K Designs Blooming with Blessings by Rupa Shevde. 

If you like a stamp set that is versatile and will allow you to be super creative at the same time, you must check out this stamp set! 

Ticket Trio - Now comes in Rubber and Clear! 

Blooming with Blessings stamp set also from Gina K Designs...

Blooming with Blessings
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Dies and Embossing Folders

Hi everybody!  I finally got through the Father's Day card rush.  It wasn't nearly as busy as Mother's Day but still busy in addition to what I normally have going on with card making. 

I made these cards using dies on each one that I haven't used in awhile.  I have a Big Shot and I love it.  It seems now the thing to have is a Silhouette.  I'm pretty sure I'll be jumping on that Silhouette bandwagon any day now.  If you have one, please let me know how you like it.

Try to pull out some dies and embossing folders that you haven't used in awhile.  You might get lots of new ideas!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tami Mayberry's Ticket Trio and Girl Talk

Hi everybody!  I made a cute card using two of Tami Mayberry's stamp sets... Ticket Trio which was released last week and Girl Talk both sold by Gina K Designs.  I used GK Designs paper, Black Onyx card stock and the patterned paper is called Sunshiney Day. I used the classic rectangles and scalloped rectangles by Spellbinders.  Twine is from The Twinery and I colored with a Sakura glitter pen in pink to give it some shine in addition to the rhinestones.

The Ticket Trio set is so versatile, it can be used on any card that you're making and Girl Talk is a cute, fun set perfect to sent to your girlfriends.  Pictures of both sets are below.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tech Talk

Hi everybody!  I made a card using Melanie Muenchinger's Tech Talk stamp set from Gina K Designs.  This set is so perfect for your computer loving friends and family.  I love using it for masculine cards, which is what I did here.  I made a Father's Day card for someone.

Isn't that cute??  The inside says Password: I Love You.  Some of the other stamps are the frequently used computer chat and text acronyms and symbols such as LOL, :), ;), :o, etc.  There is even a left and right handed mouse and cord.  I'll post a picture of the set below.

The patterned paper is from Gina K Designs Casual Friday and I colored the images with copics.

I hope you have a great day and please come back tomorrow!

Tech Talk

Sunday, June 3, 2012

La La Land Crafts

Hi everybody!  Someone told me about La La Land Crafts so I went to their website and I have to say that their stamps are SO cute!  You can buy red rubber etched stamps or digital stamps.  I bought both, the digis so that I could practice coloring with my copic markers.  I'm taking a copic marker class online from Suzanne Dean called Color Me Creative and she said these images are great for coloring because there's a lot of space in each section to color (face, hair, clothing).

Here is a card I made using one of their rubber stamps called Summer Lucky.

Isn't that cute??  He is enjoying his Summer.  LOL!  I used Gina K Designs Little Boy Blue card stock and the patterned paper is called Pool Side, how appropriate.  The white organza ribbon is also from Gina K.  I colored the image with copic markers.

I hope you'll check out this website.  I'm sure you'll think the stamps are as cute as I do.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Happy Graduation Day!

Hi everybody!  Another great Gina K Designs release has come and gone.  I hope you placed your order.  Are you trying her new clear photopolymer stamps?  These are high quality clear stamps not like the dollar kind.  Give them a try!  I bet you'll want to add them to your collection from now on because it makes stamping so much easier because you can see where you're stamping.  No more stamp-a-ma-jig.  LOL!

I made two graduation cards for someone in their school colors.  I think these are great CAS cards.  The sentiment is from Tami Mayberry's Special Occasion Tags.  I embossed both of them with silver and gold detail embossing powder and I think it turned out great.  I used the Labels 8 spellbinders die, and popped in some brads.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far and can work some crafting and relaxation time in.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Tami Mayberry's Special Occasion Tag Set  

Friday, June 1, 2012

Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop

Tami's Ticket Trio was released yesterday and you can now purchase it from Gina K Designs in either rubber or clear stamps now.  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 three cards that I made using Tami Mayberry's Ticket Trio stamp set.  

 The image of the cute shoes are from Gina K Designs, Springtime Silhouettes and of course the sentiment is from Tami Mayberry's Ticket Trio set.  The cardstock is from Gina K Designs called Turquoise Sea. I embossed the cardstock with the houndstooth Cuttlebug embossing folder.

  The sentiment is from the Ticket Trio set by Tami Mayberry.  The patterned paper is from K&Company.  I used Cheery Lynn dies on this one.  The flowers are called Judy's Blooms and the corner frame is called Lace Corner. 

This card makes an easy CAS masculine card. Here I used 3 of the Spellbinders Stars dies and Tami's Ticket Trio stamp for the sentiment. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder, Swiss Dots.

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
Ceal Pritchett
Donna Bowman
Jamie Cripps
Jennifer Ingle
Lalo Ik
Regina Hardy  (me)

This is the Springtime Silhouettes set containing the houndstooth shoes...

Springtime Silhouettes

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!