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Friday, October 22, 2010

CSS Alumni CAS Challenge

Gina K. Designs/Stamp TV
Center Stage Spotlight Alumni
Blog Hop

If you arrived here from Janice'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 Details:
Create a CAS card or project that contains only the following items and no others:
  • Your design must be CAS - Clean And Simple: lots of white or open space with one main focal point
  • One image
  • One sentiment
  • One layer card - your card base plus only one more layer
  • Embellishments - you can use any number of embellishments you want, but they all must be the same color

Gina K. Designs Stamps
Elegant Post - Nina Brackett (Illustrator)

Copic markers

spiral clip

ribbon scraps

Gina K. Designs Stamps
Funky Christmas - Gina K. (Illustrator)

SU retired designer paper
gingham ribbon
Spellbinders Nestabilities Label #10
Copic markers

Don't miss out on seeing Joy's blog!
Pieces of Joy

If you missed out on Thursday's Stamp TV hostess Thank You blog hop,
you can find details in the following post.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stamp TV Hostess Thank You Blog Hop

Tonight we are having a special blog hop
to thank our recently retired StampTV Challenge Hostess Team members:

These 5 designers have provided StampTV with a challenge each week
during the months of
June, July and August.

We have a special StampTV Challenge Magazine Volume 3* located on the Freebie Tab, where all of their challenges are shared in a download PDF that you can save to your computer and print out at your leisure!

Please join in our Thank You Discussion on Stamp TV and feel free to play along
and say thank you with your own take on one of their challenges!!

The challenge I chose for this hop is
Christmas challenge hostessed by Giovanna...

"Show me your Christmas style"

I love to make detailed and embellished one-of-a-kind Christmas cards, but when it gets closer to the holiday season and it's actually time to get them in the mailbox, mass production to finish enough of them is a must. I love the clean & simple style (no big surprise there :) and using it with Christmas images can make a very elegant creation with minimal ink, products, and time.

Gina K. Designs Stamps
Vintage Borders - Nina Brackett
Seasonal Sayings - Gina K.

SU wild wasabi CS and ink
SU white organza ribbon
Martha Stewart lace border punch

DCWV vintage Christmas designer paper was used
to highlight the card in the photos.


You have finished tonight's blog hop.
I'm confident you loved it as much as we did!

If you just happened to visit my blog without knowing about the hop,
you can start at the beginning by visiting Lee's blog.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October 19 - A Day of Joy and Peace for Miss Boo

Double Challenge

StampTV Sketch Challenge

Christian Paper Crafts Color Challenge
(Baby Blue and Yellow)

These colors are in honor of my sons. My 15 year old son, born on July 6, 1995, weighing a mere 1 pound and 4 ounces, came home from the hospital on October 19. His favorite color is yellow. I know it's unusual, but he has high-functioning autism and he's been firm on that for a long time. On October 19, 2000, I delivered a premature stillborn baby boy. His first name was decided by my oldest son and his middle name comes from my dad. So, as hostess of the CPC color challenge, and in memory of my little boy in Heaven, I thought a traditional baby boy blue would be nice with the color yellow.

GKD Stamps: Oh Baby (Rupa Shevde)
Paper: white, bashful blue, so saffron, barely banana, SU so saffron dsp
Ink: Adirondack black, SU brocade blue, Copic markers (B93 light crockery blue, Y21 buttercup yellow, E30 bisque)
Tools & Accessories: Cuttlebug houndstooth EF, gingham ribbon, pop-up dots, CM custom cutting system, Spellbinders Nestabilities scallop circle die
Size: 4.25 square
Envelope size: 4.5 (A Muse)