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Friday, August 13, 2010

CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Gina K. Designs/Stamp TV
Center Stage Spotlight Alumni

If you arrived here from Giovanna's blog, you're in the right place!
If not, you'll want to go back to StampTV
so you won't miss a thing! :)

Blog Hop Sketch

I struggled with this sketch, but I'm glad I tried it because I like how it turned out. I used 4 stamps from Theresa's Aloha set. The bubblegum pink layer is stamped with the largest flower in the set. The punched small flowers are splattered with Momento Tangelo ink using the "sand" stamp from Melanie's Gifts from the Sea set. If you are unable to see the splatter, right click on the card to open another window. It will have a larger photo.

I'm really lucky to have this Aloha set. I played in the CHA challenges on StampTV and was randomly drawn as the winner of this set! Thanks Theresa!


Gina K. Designs Stamp Sets
Aloha ~ Theresa Momber (Illustrator)
Gifts from the Sea ~ Melanie Muenchinger (Illustrator)

Cardstock: sweet mango, bubblegum pink, white
Ink: Momento Tangelo & tuxedo black, SU pink passion,
Copic markers: RV04 shock pink, R83 rose mist, Y38 honey,
YG09 lettuce green, E71 champagne
Accessories: SU & Michael's ribbon, spiral clip, white gel pen
Tools: 1" circle punch, CM custom cutting system, pop-up dots
SU's large oval & oval scallop punch, Spellbinders' Nestabilities scallop circle die

Don't miss out on Jennie's blog
Stampin' Away the Day

Stamp Show Treasure in Use!

Fashion fades... only style remains!

It's a miracle this card is here. It was easy to make, but it took me ~ 45 minutes to get a good photo. DH used the camera and changed the settings. While trying to fix it, I messed it up way more. LOL! What a morning... and it's been the first challenge, with the exception of the CAS, that I've done in a long time. Now that my camera is fixed, I hope to do another challenge soon.

These Rubbernecker stamps are part of my stamp show treasures. The set is called Fashion Icons.

After seeing Biggan's cute bows, I decided to give it a try. Wow, that was harder than it looks. Not as hard as getting that photo though. Good grief!

Favorites from the Galleries

Just dropping by with a few awesome cards I was able to catch in the galleries.

stampingout (CAS)
Kelly H
Biggan (CAS)
Clear and Simple (CAS)
LexAndDave (CAS)
Shell (CAS)
dahlhousedesigns (CAS)
catcrazy (CAS)
fionna51 (CAS)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Rubber Stamp Show

Heirloom's Rubber Stamp Show
Novi, Michigan
August 7, 2010

This is Randi. She was working in the Our Daily Bread Designs booth. Randi is extremely talented. She is on ODBD's design team plus many others. We are both part of the design team at Christian Paper Crafts.

We were so excited to meet each other in person. Meeting people is even better than buying stamps and accessories!

It was so fun to meet Roxie! Neither one of us knew that the other was attending, but when we saw each other, we knew instantly who the other was.

We were trying sooo hard not to blink. This was the last photo. One or both of us kept blinking. LOL!

Splitcoast Stampers
Rox71 - Sketch Challenge Hostess
Miss Boo - CAS Challenge Hostess

Here's a picture of some of treasures I found. I shopped at DRS Designs, Our Daily Bread Designs, Rubbernecker, and Spellbinders. I also added a few Copic markers to my collection.

And yeah me! I didn't go over budget!