Sunday, January 31, 2010

Organize it: Stamp TV Kit

From the last Gina K release I purchased the Stamp TV kit. It's the first Stamp TV kit I have. I love Gina K and do have many of her sets but had not purchased any of the kits until now.

WELL, I have to tell you these kits rock!! No joke! You get so much in it it's fabulous and well worth it! If you are new to stamping or new to Gina K it's the thing to get.

I took some pictures of mine to show you some stuff. The current kit is called organize it.
Here is everything sort of laid out a bit. You get 25 sheets of pure luxury cardstock (the best cardstock there is). Two different sizes of ribbon. Each size comes with about a yard of a different ribbon. Also included are some sateen flowers and brads. Gina K coordinates the colors with the kit being released. I think what you get in each kit is pretty standard with regards to the amount in each kit but like I said this is the first kit I got.

SO I got started on a project and I'll admit it I was going to go with one of the Stamp TV challenges this week which was to "wrap it". Of course when I got started my creation just went in a different direction, so I didn't meet all the requirements for that challenge. But I still wanted to share what I made.

Gina K has also started releasing templates and in the last release she had these cute little boxes, so I got the one called Perfect Flower Box. I had a cute little chocolate flavored candle to package so here is what I came up with using my new template and Stamp TV kit called organize it

Close up of the top:



Well that's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, January 30, 2010

Just Us Girls Wild Card Challenge

It's Saturday and that means another challenge with Just Us Girls! This week our lovely hostess is Dana and since it's wild card week our challenge is to make a pennant banner. You can find an awesome, very simple tutorial for this at splitcoast stampers HERE.

Here is what I came up with for my banner:


Trying to get a good picture of this was hard, I hope that you can see it ok. The gumball machines on the ends are images by Sew Many Cards. I used chipboard letters for the word "Love". I painted them in red and added SU Dazzling Diamonds while the paint was wet. The ribbon on top is a twill and I added some buttons for accents. My pattern paper is from last year or maybe the year before from Target. I'm not a fan of the little puffy hearts I put in the middle but I tried to remove one and it tore the paper a bit so I just left them as is. it's funny how things seem so different in pictures. In person I think this looks much better.

While I was working on my pennant my kids wanted to make their own so I have to share their versions as well, which I think are much better than my own! :-)

Tyler wanted to make one in the Mets colors:


Kaitlyn is totally into it and made a few, here are two that I took pictures of:




Be sure to swing by the JUGS DT to see all the fantastic inspiration:

Kristin


Pam


Dana


Lisa


Mona


Tracey


Alicia


Gabby - Our Fabulous January Guest Designer


That's it for now!


Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 29, 2010

Release Day with Sew Many Cards!


Welcome to the Sew Many Cards New Release Blog Hop!! We’re so glad you could join us this week for a chance to see Angela’s new releases and a chance at winning some great prizes!! We’d like to say hello and welcome to all our new followers, welcome back to all our supporters and to thank all of you for a wonderful first month at our new challenge blog!

Our sponsors this month is Wags N’ Whiskers and Simon Says Stamp!

To win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Wags N’ Whiskers Store and a new release stamp from Wags N’ Whiskers you MUST comment on EACH design team members blog. We know we have a large team, but it’ll be well worth the hop to see all of our teams great projects and our sponsors awesome prizes!

Would you like to win a $10 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp and the entire line of Sew Many Cards new releases…then we have a special challenge this week for you during our blog hop…You’ll find all the details on the last stop of our hop!

Please stop by each of the Sew Many Cards design team members blogs and leave a friendly comment, and be sure to leave us an email or link to your blog when you finish the hop at our challenge blog!!

If you have arrived here from Gwen's blog, then you are on the right track. If not head on back to the Sew Many Challenges blog or check my list below and be sure to start this hop from the top!


Here is what I came up with for this new release:




I made a little gift set using Lauren Meader's, My Time Made Easy Cutesy Cover template. Inside I made 2 little note cards and a little notepad. I used Stampin Up Melon Mambo and pattern papers by Memory Box. The little flowers are Primas.

Here is a close up (opened):

And here is what the little notepad I made looks like inside:

I just used regular printer paper and just cut some up. This little folder started out to be a little card but then I thought "Hey these are shopping images, this box needs a little notepad!"
Your next stop in the hop will be Deanette.
Well that's it for now! I hope you enjoyed my little preview of some new images being released today! Now head on over to Deanette's blog for more inspiration!!
Thanks for stopping by! NOW HOP ALONG!!! LOL!


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Treehouse Challenge Thursday!

It's Thursday and another fun challenge in the Treehouse. Today is not only an awesome new challenge but Ashley is releasing some new fun digi's that you will have to check out HERE!

Each week another design team member is spotlighted and this week it's Kelly! She picked out challenge which is to use a flower and a butterfly.


Here is what I pulled together for this challenge:




My pink solid paper is by Bazzill and the beautiful pattern paper is by Memory Box. I used the Treehouse set called Spring Blessings for those amazing tulips and my sentiment is from the set called Little Sunshine.

Come on by and hang with us in The Treehouse Workshop. And if you play along there is a Mr Linky for linking on the Treehouse blog.


Then you will want to head on over to the Treehouse DT to see what they cooked up for this challenge.

Be sure to stay tuned as I will cook up something with those new fun digi images!

That's it for now!


Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Gina K Sketch Challenge

I wanted to share what I did with this week's Stamp TV (Gina K) sketch challenge. Here is the link to the awesome sketch.


I used the GKD set called Wishes and Dreams. This fun "fairy" set is manga drawn by Gina K's talented daughter Alicia! I love how sweet this set is. All my solids are GKD pure luxury cardstock, I used Kraft, Innocent Pink and Creme de Menthe.

I just received the Stamp TV kit called "Organize it" and I can't wait to get it inky. If you have never seen the kits I will share some photos and details of it in another post real soon! It's fabulous though!

That's it for now!

Till later....


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Friday Sketchers

I played along this week with Friday Sketchers. I used Halen in a teacup from Sew Many Cards for my card this week. I colored Halen with Copics and cut him out.

Here is what I came up with:


I have been using my Razzelberry Lemonade paper from Stampin Up, love it! My background pick is SU Melon Mambo. And check out all those cool flowers, they are all by Prima and I got these cute little jars of them at Michael's for .30! Awesome deal I do have to say.

That's all I have now.

Hope that you had a fabulous weekend!

Till later....


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #17 - Templates


It's Saturday again and time for another challenge with Just Us Girls! This week we have an amazing sponsor for our template challenge. Many of you may be familiar with the amazing Lauren Meader, well Lauren now owns her own store called My Time Made Easy! In one fabulous place you can get Lauren's wonderful templates, digi papers and stamps. Lauren has one fabulous design team in place which include a few of our own here at Just Us Girls.

I hope you will take time this week to play along with us in this template challenge. Feel free to use any template that you have. If you don't already have one of Lauren's templates she offers a free one in her store called Cutesy Cover Template, so feel free to check that out.

Lauren has so generously donated a $25 gift certificate to her store My Time Made Easy to one lucky winner. All you have to do is play along with us and link your creation to the Mr. Linky below. Feel free to also leave us a comment as we love to hear from everyone and what you think of the challenges.

All the fabulous creations from the design team is a big sneak peek at Lauren's February release! I used a fun new critter stamp set and the houses on the mailbox is a great digi paper to be released.






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How to Play: Upload your project using this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Mr. Linky form at the bottom of this post. If you upload to an online gallery, please use keyword or tag, JUGS17.

Deadline to be considered for "Chic of the Week" will be 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 28th. Our "Chic of the Week" will be announced on Friday morning following the deadline. (You may still post to the Mr. Linky after the deadline, but your project won't be eligible for the "Chic of the Week" spot.)

Can't wait to see what you create this week with Just Us Girls!



Friday, January 22, 2010

Sew Many Cards Friday Challenge

TGIF! It's Friday and that means another fun challenge with Sew Many! Have you been to the new challenge blog yet? You must head on over there after this and start to follow, there can be fun stuff if you do. Also, that is where you will get the Friday freebie so you have no excuse to play along with us each week!

This week the challenge is a color challenge and it is Purple, White and a splash of black. Here is what I came up with for this week's challenge:


I created a little decorative frame and card to match using this week's Friday Freebie!


Here is the card:


Here is the frame:
The "gems" I used are actually black and the one in the middle is purple but the picture makes that a little hard to see.

This week SMC has an awesome sponsor so you won't want to miss out playing along for a cool prize. This week's sponsor is:
COSMO CRICKET! You heard me right!

Be sure to swing on by the SMC Design Team (I have all listed on my sidebar and you will find links in the challenge blog as well) for more inspiration and don't forget to hop on over to the challenge blog as well! That blog has to be the cutest blog I've ever seen!!

Well that's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, January 21, 2010

Paper Pieced Pears

This week the blast from the past challenge at Stamp TV was to pull out your nesties. It does reference a video by Gina showing how to layer your nesties. Gina always does such a great job with her videos they are must see videos regardless of your stamping experience.


Here is what I came up with:


These images are from Asela's set called Fruitful Harvest. I love paper piecing the fruit in this set. Maybe I'm just lazy and I don't want to color, no.... I think it looks pretty neat with pattern paper though. A little different and snazzy. Anyhow, I used papers by Gina K from her Pure Luxury collection. The green is a new awesome color called Creme de Menthe, the pink is the new Pink Passion. And that pattern paper is digi paper by Gina K called 100% Sweet and it is designed by Rupa. This is part of a digi paper pack that Gina has in her freebie section at Stamp TV. So generous is that lady!

That's it for now!

Be sure you didn't miss my first post today with this week's challenge with Treehouse Stamps!

Till later....

Treehouse Challenge Thursday


It's Thursday and another fun challenge in the Treehouse.

Each week another design team member is spolighted and this week it's Owner, Ashley Bowen. And her challenge for us is to make a "Get Well" card.

Here is what I pulled together for this challenge:



I used Razzelberry Cardstock and paper from Stampin Up. My sentiment and image is from the "Little Sunshine" set.

Come on by and hang with us in The Treehouse Workshop. And if you play along there is a Mr Linky for linking on the Treehouse blog.

Then you will want to head on over to the Treehouse DT to see what they cooked up for this challenge.

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

SCS Sketch with Sew Many Cards

This week the owner of Sew Many Cards, Angela (owner and designer) is hosting the SCS Sketch challenge. It's a fun sketch and I pulled out little Miki by SMC to use for the sketch.


Here is what I came up with:


I pulled out the Copics for this one and added some awesome Cotton Candy stickles to the cake. I used Stampin Up pattern papers. My solids are SU (Razzelberry) and Gina K (Sweet Corn).

Come on by and check out this week's sketch. Then be sure to come follow the new SMC challenge blog. Every Friday a new challenge and Friday's Freebie!

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Friday Sketchers

Wow, 2 posts in one day! Be sure to check out my Gina K challenge below as well.

I played along with "Friday Sketchers" this week using an adorable image from Sew Many Cards. Here is what I came up with for this sketch:


I have been on a kick with these images and coloring them digitally! Just giving the 'ole Copics a rest :-) I used solid paper (pink) by Gina K and the pattern papers by DCWV.

Isn't this guy a cutie pie? Be sure to check out Sew Many Cards new awesome Challenge Blog. Every Friday there will be a new challenge posted as well as the Friday Freebie.

That's it for now!

Belly Bands

Ok my title sounds like I might talk about maternity clothes or something. And that is NOT the case! This week's Anything But a Card challenge at Stamp TV is to create 4 simple cards and a "belly band" to hold them together. The details can be found HERE on Stamp TV.

Here is what I came up with:



Here is a close up of the band:


And the set bundled:


I used Gina K Pure Luxury Passionate Pink and Innocent Pink colors. I used Melanie's set A Year of Flowers and Carolyn' s set Warm Winter Wishes. My embossed backgrounds is using the heart cuttlebug embossing folder. And how did I get those big hearts you ask? I used my CRICUIT finally!! Woo Hoo!


That's it for now!


Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge


Welcome to another Saturday and challenge with Just Us Girls! This week we have a fabulous challenge from Kristin and it's a color challenge: Bravo Burgundy, Blush Blossom, Going Grey, and White. These are all Stampin Up references but of course if you play along you can use any company with similar colors.

I decided to make one of Gina K's Memory Keeper folders for my challenge as well as my newest Gina K stamp set Wishes and Dreams.


So I used the Burgundy as my base which is Gina K's Pure Luxury paper. I added the other colors Blush Blossom (SU) and Going Grey (my source unknown). My pattern papers are by Basic Grey the Bittersweet Collection.


Be sure to swing by the JUGS blog for more inspiration and to play along via Mr. Linky.





Kristin


Pam


Dana


Lisa


Mona


Tracey


Alicia


Gabby - Our Fabulous January Guest Designer


That's it for now!


Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Challenge with Sew Many Cards


Have you been to the new Sew Many Cards Challenge blog? It is the cutest blog! You have to go and check it out HERE. Our Friday challenges will all be posted here each week as well as the Friday Freebie image. So come on by and follow us!

This week's challenge is an Anything Goes challenge. Basically use any SMC image to make a card, project etc. If you don't have any SMC images yet you will want to snag the freebie friday to try while you can.

In my project I used today's freebie friday as one of my images. Here is my Valentine Fun project:



Here are some close ups of the set:







This week we have an awesome sponsor for our challenge, Stamps Alive.



If you play along you can be entered to win a fun prize from Stamps Alive!


Be sure to check out my side bar and swing by the SMC Design Team.


Thanks for stopping by!


Till later......