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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gina K Designs Blog Hop - Hope is Faith

Feelings of Hope

Gina challenged the CenterStage Spotlight team to make a card with the new Hope is Faith stamp set using the photo above for inspiration. Check out Gina's blog for all the details on this special stamp set.

Here's the card that I made using the beautiful butterfly from Hope is Faith. Now that I'm finished making the card, I wish I had added some more orange like a pumpkin shade to compliment the apricot cardstock. I also used January's Stamp TV kit images from the Picture It set for accents. These were added in so saffron. This card is large compared to what I usually make: 5.25 square.

Other Accessories: Copic markers, pearl stickers, SU Top Note die cut, Nestabilities Label #1 die cut, SU organza ribbon, pop-up dots

Please stop by these designer's participating in the hop tonight:


A Few Faves to Share!

I've been feeling under the weather, so I haven't had time to do much viewing. But I did fave a view the last couple of days :) I'll have more to come this weekend when I have more time!

Thursday, February 18

stampingout (CAS)
mjw (CAS)
Petal Pusher (CAS)

Wednesday, February 17

Julia M

Tuesday, February 16



The Adventures of Late Night Stamping

Have you ever made a card in the middle of the night because it was better than lying in bed not being able to sleep? This is what I did a couple of nights ago. And one mistake after another happened! This card was supposed to look like this: Bucky the Bunny (DRS Designs sneak peek) with one balloon (colored with Copic markers) and a stamped ground with Vicki's Versatile background, followed by sponging in the same color of caramel, a colored cotton tail colored with a white gel pen, a sponged sky with the scene mounted on pumpkin cs and mounted on white cs with bunny paw prints, and then finally mounted on a pumpkin card base. That's it. Maybe some ribbon.

So, this is how the story goes. LOL!

1. I was too lazy to mask Bucky and his balloon, so I sponged some sky on his perfectly colored, shaded balloon. I tried to cover it up with darkening the coloring. Bad mistake. It was too late to mask anything to stamp another balloon, so I stamped the back of dsp for the balloon.
2. Since I used the lighter shade of dsp, I had to make to blend in more so it wasn't obvious why I had used the dsp balloon. You guessed it. I added just a tad, not too much, of the same dsp on the base of the card.
3. I somehow ended up with a smudge on Buck, so I added a bow.
4. The bow was in an odd spot. I could have wrapped the ribbon all around, but I didn't want to cover more of Bucky up, especially with his cute cotton tail! So, I added some brads in hopes of making it look "more even".
5. At this point, I saw one more mistake that I did't think would ruin the card in my eyes. And I was finally too tired to come up with a reasonable cover-up. LOL!

So, has this ever happened to you.... daytime or nighttime? Do you try and fix it with cover-ups or start over?

Please tell me I'm not the only one making mistakes and covering them up :)

Bucky the Bunny will be released by DRS Designs on February 20th!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Color Monday Challenge on CPC: Celebration Colors

Christian Paper Crafts
Color Monday Challenge:
Celebration Colors
Turquoise, Orange, White
+ an optional green
(just in case of flowers :)

Stamps: Fluffles (Stampendous)
Paper: tempting turquoise, apricot appeal, pumpkin pie, white, retired SU dsp
Ink: black, Copic markers
Accessories: SU corner & edge punches, organdy ribbon, felt flower & primas, brad, paper piercer & template (SU mat stack), white gel pen, CB Swiss Dots EF

You can find the CPC color challenges here.

Another Fabulous Dirty Dozen Gallery

The SCS Dirty Dozen gallery is up. Here are some of my faves:








Petal Pusher



Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wishing for Spring Part 1

Splitcoast CAS Challenge:

Wishing for Spring

Stamps: Unity's December KOM (Delightful Moments) & January KOM (Savor the Journey)
Paper: certainly celery, white
Ink: certainly celery, cameo coral
Accessories: organdy ribbon

Wishing for Spring Part 2

Splitcoast CAS Theme Challenge:
Wishing for Spring

I wish I could remember the name of this set. I missed out on it when it was available by Stampin' Up! but was able to get it in a trade on SCS!

Stamps: Stampin' Up!
Paper: white, melon mambo
Ink: garden green melon mambo, close to cocoa
Accessories: melon mambo ribbon, Martha Stewart fence border punch (received through Wish RAK!), Cuttlebug EF (Floral Fantasy), dimensionals

Having Fun with My New Gina K. Stamps!!!

SCS Featured Stamper Challenge: HamiltonGal

*I used the same baby girl theme but changed the images and sentiment.
*I used the same layout.
*I used rhinestones instead of pearls and a single bow instead of a double bow (I need more practice with those!)
*I used different dp but used the same border punch.

Here's Laurie's adorable card.

Stamps: Oh Baby! (Gina K - Rupa Shevde)
Paper: pretty in pink, pink pirouette, white, regal rose dp
Ink: black, Copic markers, SU rose red marker
Accessories: Nesties, CM custom cutting system, Martha Stewart lace border punch, taffeta ribbon, rhinestone stickers, pop-up dots
Technique: masking

Even the smallest star
shines in the darkness.

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on StampTV. You can find the challenge here.

Stamps: Best Fishes (Gina K)
Paper: groovy guava, tempting turquoise, retired SU dsp
Ink: black, SU turquoise marker, Copic marker Salmon Pink (RV42)
Accessories: SU scallop edge punch, CM custom cutting system, Nesties, Marvy mega scallop circle punch, ribbon, pop-up dots, white gel pen