Saturday, February 6, 2010

Gingersnap Creations Challenge

I'm taking my first step and entering a card in a challenge with Gingersnap Creations .  This is a great site and fun place to get some fantastic inspiration.

I'm entering this for the Metallic Challenge on Gingersnap Creations.   I did this card originally for a Embossed Foil  challenge on StampTV .  It's easy, it's CAS and it pleases everyone who receives it.

Stamp:  B Line Designs "Susan Kay".
CuttleBug Embossing, Perfect Pearls, Stickles and miscellaneous embellishments from my stash were used in the making of this card.  (None were harmed - heeheehee!)

Thanks for looking.

Who Really Captures My Heart?

Who really owns my heart?  A (soon to be) 3 year old boy named Philip and a (soon to be) 2 year old girl named Alexa.  They're brother and sister and my grandchildren.  Cute as buttons and verrryyyy smart!  (wink).  (We all have the cutest and smartest kids and grandkids, don't we????).    So, because Philip and Alexa are so cute and they absolutely own my heart, I wanted to make them some cute Valentine's Day cards.

I used stamps from 3 GKD sets all designed by Melanie Muenchinger called, "Inspiration Mosaic" ,  "Just So Hippy" and "Tech Talk" .  These stamps are adorable and they're so much fun to play with.

The papers are from GKD Pure Luxury Ivory CS, DP pieces are from Cosmos Cricket "Girl Friday" and October Afternoon "Report Card Paper Pad".

Inks are Memento Tuxedo Black, Vivid Garnet and I colored with Copic Markers. (Sorry I didn't take notes and I forgot which ones they were.)

Thanks for stopping by and have a really great day.

For Philip

For Alexa

Friday, February 5, 2010


As the big snowstorm approaches all my blogging/crafting friends in the mid-Atlantic states, I'll be thinking of you.  We're very familiar with them here in Maine, but this one will miss us (so they say).

I'm posting a card that I made for this week's color challenge on StampTV  If you'd like to play along, just click on the "challenge" link and it will take you right there.

The color challenge is to use Sage, Yellow, White and Black.  While I was trying to imagine what I would do to create with those colors, the image of the fantastic Adirondack chair by Asela Hopkins came to mind and I thought I would play with that and see what happened and I actually liked the way it turned out.  I hope you do too.

Paper:  GKD Pure Luxury White, GKD Fresh Asparagus, GKD Black Onyx, the DP is from a K&Company 12X12 pad Designer Paper.

Stamps:  GKD "The Journey" by Asela Hopkins and the new showtime stamp kit "Picture It".

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Frayed Burlap" and VersaMagic "Spanish Olive".

Coloring:  Copic Markers, Y00, Y11, Y12 and Y17.

Embellishments:  Ribbon is from GKD and Tim Holz Fragments.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Warm and Toasty Love

Greetings from the frozen tundra of Maine!  The temps showed a frigid  +5 degrees F this morning.  It's the kind of weather that will freeze your nostrils together as soon as you take that first deep breath.  However, as my father used to say, it's "invigorating. At least you'll know you're alive".  Dad's wisdom.

Okay, aside from the weather report from Maine, I have a card that I'd like to showcase, but it's not an original.  I CASE'd it from my CSSDT colleague, Karen Knegten on StampTV.  Karen is an outstanding crafter and I am a devoted fan of her creations.  Check out her StampTV page right here .

It was difficult getting a good photo of this because the fabulous paper used for the toaster is so wonderful and chrome-like, I kept getting reflections from it.

Paper: Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess, GKD Pure Luxury White, Cardstock Online .
Stamps:  GKD "Sung From the Heart" by Rupa Shevde.
Miscellaneous:  Punch MS, Ribbon GKD, Spellbinder Nesstabilities.

Thanks, Karen for the inspiration and the link.

I love these stamps from "I Brake For Stamps " called "Glamor Girls".

Paper:  Basic Grey "Bittersweet, Raspberry Cream", GKD Pure Luxury Passionate Pink and Wine with Everything and Ivory.

Stamps:  I Brake for Stamps

Ribbon:  GKD

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Weekend Stamping

I hope you had a good weekend.  I've been busy with house chores as well as stamping.  On Saturday I went to my Altered Book class and turned in my 5 pages for the class Alphabet Gothic Arches.  I'm sorry  I didn't get photos of my pages before handing them in, but I'll post them when I get them back from our instructor.  She's going to take everyone's pages and have them copied so we can all build a book of our collected work.  It's going to be fantastic to see all of the pages together.  My letters were H, I, O, P and K.

Then I did some cards for a couple of challenges over at StampTV , I was hoping to do a couple of other challenges for some other sites I like, but that was about all I had time for this weekend.

So here's my first card for the Gina's challenge at StampTV.  I made both cards in the theme of the upcoming Valentine's Day.  
The recipe for this card is:
Paper:  GKD Kraft, Romance Assortment.  DP is Graphic45.
Stamps:  GKD "Sung From the Heart" by Rupa Shevde.

Paper:  GKD Pure Luxury Ivory and Pink CS.
Stamps:  Same as above.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you all have a great week.


Oh Boy! More Fun!

A New Award!

This was passed to me from my stamping friend, Mary Anne.  Thanks so much for thinking of me! If you get a chance, please visit her blog and leave her some love. Mary Anne/MA54K
One of the rules for this award is to tell you 10 things about myself.
1. I used to smoke
2. I once worked for the FBI
3. I'm in love with my husband.
4. I used to play ice hockey on a woman's hockey team. 
5. I love a good glass of red wine especially when there are friends around to enjoy it with.
6. I like poking around antique places.
7. I love making iMovie Slideshows with old family photos. (It's my other craft passion)
8. My serious side is inactive most of the time, however, my silly side is always ready to go.  
9. I'm hopelessly in love with cardmaking.  I had no idea when I discovered stamping and wonderful papers that I would become so attached to a craft. 
10. While I'm at work all day, I'm daydreaming about making cards.
Now I have to pick some folks to pass this on to.  Play along if you like.  Just copy and pasts to your blog and change the names to the ones you select to play along.  
Can't wait to learn more about you girls!

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