Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Let It Snow !

Hi All ! Am back in chilly OH after a brief and welcomed vacation in sunny FL . Now isn't this " little man" cute ? Lest you think the sentiment is fitting my mood ... NOT ! But I just had to ink up this fancy fella. This is a really simple card. I chose to go for an "icy" monochromatic look . Recipe will be posted below. I'll be back later with more ... gotta tend to the family, ya know. Hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. { hugs !}

Paper: Dewfrost by Memory Box, Neenah white
Ink: Color Box black, Copics
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Other: Rectangle nesties, black detail EP, clear gems, satin ribbons, mini pop dots, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Brief Note ...

I'll be traveling for the coming week and since I have yet to figure out how to do scheduled posts , I won't have any cards posted for you but check back here next week. I will be crazy itching to stamp, blog and visit your blogs when I return ! Have a really good week , everyone ! { hugs !}

Friday, October 16, 2009

Blog Hop tonight ! / SSCC #8

Happy Friday everyone!
Tonight is the blog hop for Nina Brackett's new Lord of the Season set . I will be gone all day and weekend and must post early so if you will check back here at 10PM tonight , the Gina K team as well as others will have their posts up. Be sure to join the hop. You are sure to be inspired and wowed by everyone's creations. Now to my card... I wanted to use this set for baby shower invitations / registry inserts and am so pleased at how versatile this set is and how you can make it work for many different occasions. This is also my post for this week's Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge . I will leave the recipe below. Let me know what you think . Thanks so much for stopping by ! Remember, everyone will have their posts up at 10:00 tonight ...

Gina K designers joining in on the hop tonight :


September's Center Stage Spotlight Team:


Nina's Guest DT and friends :

(me... you are here !)

Enjoy the hop ! Remember , you can purchase this set in the Gina K store here . For more inspiration , be sure to check out Stamp TV here .

Stamps: Lord of the Season
Paper: DCWV Nursery pack , Neenah white
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black , Copics, sentiment ( computer generated)
Other: Labels 3 Nesties, large pinking circle Nesties , grosgrain ribbon, sage gemstones, mini pop dots

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Hop tomorrow !

Hey friends :
Hope you are having a super Thursday and looking forward to the weekend! I don't have a card for you at the moment but just wanted to remind you to stop by here tomorrow. There will be a blog hop for Nina Brackett's new "Lord of the Season" set with Gina K and gang as well as yours truly. It's sure to be filled with some uber special creations that will inspire. See you tomorrow !

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Delight Yourself in the Lord ...

G'Morning, All !
I could not wait to use this gorgeous paper that my friend Laurie shared with me... unfortunately, I can't remember the exact name but it's from K&C's holiday pack so hopefully that will help. My sentiment is from Verve and was cut and embossed with a square scalloped Nestie. I'll leave the recipe below as I am out the door this morning. Have a blessed day everyone and please let me know you've come by for a visit . { hugs !}
Paper: K&C
Stamp: Verve
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves
Other: satin ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch, button slide ( JoAnn's) , mini pop dots, Sizzix flourishes, gemstones

Monday, October 12, 2009

SSNOTIME108 Krafty Black

Hi All !
I decided to play along with Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge this past week which is to use kraft and black cardstock. I rarely use kraft as my ideas just do not go in that direction . Nothing like something to stretch the mind a bit! Now this card was easy peasy ... I took a piece of kraft and ran in through with a large pinking circle in the middle thus cutting out a circle . I then folded the cardstock in half. I then added a folded black scrap on the inside , gluing it so that it fills the hole. I then cut a smaller pinking circle out of a kraft scrap to add to the black . Oh, I punched two holes into the black and threaded the black striped ribbon. The ribbon was black and white ... I colored the white with a Copic that matched the kraft pretty closely. The ribbon was knotted and trimmed. The sentiment was stamped as you see above. The paisley flower is from Heidi Grace stamps. It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and embossed with detail black. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Graphite was then sprayed lightly onto the kraft panel and once dry, black gemstones were added to the center of the flowers. And really that 's all it took ! What do you think ? I think I will pull out the kraft and try using it a little more ! Have a super evening wherever you are . { hugs !}

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Flourishes "Season that Sparkles" Challenge

Hope you all are having a great weekend ! Now, if you didn't know, Flourishes will soon be releasing 6 new sets . Yes, you read that right ... SIX ! If you would like to add your name into the drawing to win all six sets , then this challenge is for you . Hop on over to the Flourishes page here to read all the details.
I am using paper from the new Eskimo Kisses pack from Basic Grey. Love that paper ! The image is a free digi but I am so sorry to say, I can't remember exactly where I found it but I promise when I locate it, I will come back and post it for you. I've colored with Copics to match the paper, used a Quickie Glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the details in the image and after cutting with a scalloped circle Nestie, left the image in the die and went around the edges with the glue pen and then added glitter to the scalloped edges. If you click on the photo , it will enlarge for you. I'll leave the recipe below. Thanks again for coming by and leaving such sweet comments.

Paper: Basic Grey " Eskimo Kisses", SU
Digi image
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Other: Scalloped Circle Nestie, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Quickie Glue pen, white satin ribbon, button, twine, snowflake CB folder, mini pop dots

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Touch of Homespun Christmas

Happy Saturday , All !
Today I'm showing another card using Nina Brackett's new Lord of the Season set . The tree was stamped and colored with Copics. I sponged distress ink onto the panel before removing it from the Labels 4 die. I used a glitter glue pen to draw the garland on the tree and then added gold glitter. The star on the treetop was a bright blue. I just colored it with a gold Zig Painty pen and then added the same glitter glue while still wet and that worked just fine . The red embossed paper was from Archiver's but I don't have a name for you . And lastly, the sentiment on the lower right corner " tis the season" is by Martha Stewart. The recipe is below . You can see many more ideas using this set on Stamp TV. Don't forget there will be a blog hop on Friday , the 16th using this set so make sure you stop by to savor all the gorgeous creations from the DT at Gina K.
And lastly , if I might, my friend Laurie is having a birthday today so pop on over to her blog to wish her a Happy ! Have a super Saturday !

Paper: Eskimo Kisses ( Basic Grey) , Archivers, white
Stamps: Lord of the Season ( Gina K)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Glitter glue pen, gold glitter, star, gemstones, gold cord, pop dots, Labels 4 Nestie ( Spellbinders )

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Eccl.3:1 / Lord of the Season #4/ MoJo Monday sketch 107

Hello stampers ... Happy Wednesday !
I have another sample for you today using one of the sentiments from Nina Brackett's new "Lord of the Season" set ... This card also uses MoJo Monday's sketch for this week . You can find that sketch here .
This verse is so encouraging to me at this time . With transition from busy kid years to a near empty nest, it's a comfort to know that He is with us in our seasons of life also . Even though we are experiencing a little of the heart-sadness that goes with this phase, we can trust the Lord that He does have new service opportunities and new adventures for us.
Have a super day ! ( hugs !)
Paper: Bo Bunny's "Gypsy Spice", Hobby Lobby
Stamps: Lord of the Season ( Gina K)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Scalloped Oval Spellbinder Nesties, May Arts ribbon, K&C gems, pop dots, Scor Pal

Monday, October 5, 2009

I Cor. 12:31/ Siku & Shiya

Hey friends :
Hope you have stamping on your to-do list today. My card today uses Mo's Digi adorable image " Siku & Shiya" ... aren't they cute ? I've colored them with Copics and added Liquid Applique to their fur. They were then cut out with a circle Nestie as well as the mat behind it. The white panel was run through the CB snowflake folder and then painted with Moonlight Smooch. It has a wonderful sheen IRL that I have been unable to capture in the photo. Papers are from Archivers and SU as well as Neenah white . Red satin ribbon was added to the base panel. The Scripture verse stamp is an old one from Embossing Arts that I love . It was stamped and then cut out with a Tags Nestie . Silver cording ties it up as well as the image " ornament" . I added a clear gem to the hanger part of the image panel. Really that simple ! Hope you have a terrific Monday. I'll have more for you on the Lord of the Season set this week as well as other posts. Thanks so much for stopping by ! { hugs !}

Paper: Archivers, Neenah white, SU
Stamps: Mo's digi, Embossing Arts
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: CB folder. circle Nesties, tag Nestie, Moonlight Smooch, silver cording, red satin ribbon, Liquid Applique, pop dots, " diamond" gemstone

Friday, October 2, 2009

#3 Lord of the Season

Hi friends ...
I'm concluding my week with another card using Nina Brackett's new set , Lord of the Season which is now in the Gina K store. Today's card uses vellum and embossing. I have stamped the image onto vellum, embossed with jeweled gold embossing powder and then colored in the image on the reverse side . I chose to focus just on the fruit and leaves, so as to draw attention to those. The sentiment was also stamped and embossed. The vellum is secured on the inside fold between the cs and the vellum with vellum tape. Lastly, a honey gold satin ribbon was added and done ! Really a simple and easy card but , I think, elegant . Recipe will be below.
Remember to hop on over to Nina's
blog to view this gorgeous set in it's entirety and to see Nina's beautiful samples . And check out the Gina K store for all the new releases.
I'll have another post for you next week using this gorgeous set so check back here then. Have a FABULOUS Friday and weekend ! And thanks again for stopping by .

Paper: vellum, white cs
Stamps: Lord of the Season ( Gina K)
Ink: Gold Encore, SU markers
Accessories: jeweled gold EP, vellum tape, gold ribbon

Thursday, October 1, 2009

#2 Lord of the Season

Is it Thursday already? Today I have another sample to hopefully inspire using Nina Brackett's new set, " Lord of the Season". I tell you, the more I use this set, the more I love it ! The ideas just keep coming ! I have used the dp and the tole idea for the tree. I used a Spellbinders rectangle die to frame the tree by sponging inside and outside the die. I will leave the recipe below. If you'd like to see more samples using this set , hop on over to Nina's blog . Gina K and her DT also have samples posted this week. And don't forget, tonight is the release party at SCS beginning at 7:00 CST. There will be games, prizes and previews so be sure and hop over there to join in the fun.
Thanks so much for stopping by . I love and appreciate your comments ! Have a good one ! { hugs !}
Paper: Kaiser, Neenah white, SU
Stamps: Lord of the Season ( Gina K)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU
Accessories: Spellbinders rectangle Nestie, sage gemstones, white satin ribbon, dimensionals, sponge