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Friday, January 8, 2010

Gina K Designs Release Party & Christian Paper Crafts Blog Hop

Last night was the exciting release party over at SCS! And it was a great one! I have 3 of the stamp sets to show you and some new colors of CS. You can find all of the new stamps and accessories here!

It's also time for Christian Paper Crafts' blog hop! This month we are being sponsored by Gina K. Designs! You will find more Gina K Designs cards by these CPC design team members and guest designer :)

Featuring: Sung from the Heart by Rupa Schevde
Passionate Pink cardstock
This card also uses a stamp from Bug Me Anytime to create the background.

Featuring: Heartily Yours & Heartily Yours Additions by Nina Brackett

Featuring: Purrr-fectly Delightful by Theresa Momber
Innocent Pink cardstock


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Gina K Designs - Preview Day #4

I am really excited to be part of Gina K's preview tonight as one of her Center Stage Spotlight team members! I had been hoping to one day. And it was great timing! Once life started settling in with the new job, I was able to stamp more. Then life started getting really exciting! First a message from Theresa (Gina K. Artist/Illustrator) and then one from Gina herself. My head has been spinning with excitement. LOL! That's all because Gina K. Designs is a fabulous company! I remember when Gina started her company. I think my first set was Love You to Pieces (Stamps for a Cause... Autism Speaks). I now own many Gina K. stamps! And Gina herself is super sweet and very generous. But you probably already knew that! :)

The set I am previewing tonight is Heartily Yours illustrated by Nina Brackett. I have many of Nina's sets. She is fabulous! There are many things to love about this set, one of them is the mix of bold stamps and lined stamps for coloring. I can imagine this sentiment being used on both CAS and embellished cards and getting beautiful results.

After using a cutting system and scallop punch, I finished the focal point with dots made with a marker, rhinestone stickers, and taffeta ribbon.

This beautiful image is one of the lined images. It was so much fun to color! I love all the hearts! This card uses Gina's new color, innocent pink. I sponged the edges with a cameo coral ink. The main image is sponged and remounted on white cardstock. I finished the card with a MS lace edge punch, taffeta ribbon and one of Gina's fabulous buttons.

For even more inspiration with our new stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these GinaK Designers' links:
Nina Brackett {Illustrator of Heartily Yours}
Gina Krupsky {Illustrator of Love Notes}
Jen Charboneau {CSS Designer}

Hugs & Kisses

I love the new greeting and the chocolate kisses that DRS has released this month! They are yummy! Wish I had some right now. At least the paper kind won't ruin my New Year's resolution!

I {Heart} Chocolate Kisses

Stamps: (All DRS Designs) - Hugs & Kisses verse (G190), chocolate kiss (D195), Chocolate chip background (H361), Open Heart Border (H342)
Paper: white, creamy caramel, riding hood red
Ink: creamy caramel, Palette burnt umber, SU ruby red & chocolate chip, & close to cocoa markers, Copic markers
Accessories: taffeta ribbon, SU scallop edge punch, CM custom cutting system

XOXO Chocolate Kisses

Stamps: (All DRS Designs) - Hugs & Kisses verse (G190), chocolate kiss (D195), XOXO (G188)
Paper: white, regal rose, pretty in pink, chocolate chip
Ink: chocolate chip, regal rose
Accessories: grosgrain ribbon, CM custom cutting system, SU heart punch

Monday, January 4, 2010

I'd marry you all over again.

Double Challenge Week

Christian Paper Crafts
Color Monday Challenge (CPC-CM38):
Color Challenge: dark & light pinks + white or vanilla (optional: an additional neutral such as black, brown, or gray)

CAS48 is a theme challenge:
I'm so excited to be past the hustle & bustle of the Christmas celebrations... the celebrations that tempt us to forget why we are celebrating. I want it to be spring already. But before that comes, we have Valentine's Day! Let's get started with cards and/or projects that let's our loved ones know how much they mean to us. I encourage you to also think about not just your family. You can send special cards and art to friends, mentors, teachers, and anyone who touches your life in a special way. With all those people, this may take awhile! Then we can think about spring!

This is for my DH. The inside will say, "I'd marry you all over again. He'll be confused at first, get a kick out of it, and then he'll cry.

Stamps: Darling Dots (SU), All Year Cheer III (SU), The small hearts are from a SU tree set. I can't remember the name.
Paper: white, melon mambo
Ink: pretty in pink, regal rose, melon mambo, black
Accessories: ribbon