Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Life is Good Blog Hop

Hello, and Welcome!  Tonight we are featuring the stamp set "Life is Good" by Theresa Momber.

You're invited here,  so come, smell
the fragrant pine as the cold winter air blows, mingling it with the snow laying on it's branches.  Feel the gentle crunch of snow, as it breaks beneath your feet, while you carefully make a path toward the curiously soft light you see illuminating from the cabin window.  Tonight you will sleep under the stars in a warm, pine bed while keeping watch of the cabin light.  You'll hear magical sounds as water laps against a mossy lakeside shore, and feel the distant rumble of a freight train as it makes it's way toward the world of hustle and bustle, a world away from this peaceful place, where life is good.

For even more inspiration tonight with the Life is Good stamp set, check out these links:

Theresa Momber {Illustrator}
Jessica Fick
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger
Lee Murphy
Erika Martin
Emily Giovanni
Colleen Schaan

Cheri Weston {CSS designer}
Melissa Shultz {CSS designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS designer}

Geri Utterback {guest designer}
Brenda Turner {guest designer}
Linda Payne {guest designer}

The Life is Good discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is also a valuable resource for tips, samples, and tutorials. Theresa's tip sheet and the Card Kit is available in the discussion as well.

And, finally stop by GinaK's blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win today's featured stamp set or another stamp set valued at $23.95 of your choice!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Nina's Lovely Shelf Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog.  I'm so excited to be participating in Nina Brackett's blog hop for Stamp TV   featuring Nina's newest stamp set "Lovely Shelf".  I've had soooooo much fun creating with this set.  It's delightfully feminine and expresses warm and loving sentiments for so many creative cards or other projects.  If you haven't purchased this set yet, put it on your list.  You'll absolutely LOVE (LY) it.

For this hop, I used only the stamps from this set....however, these stamps are soooooo universal you can mix and match them with many other stamps sold at GKD and especially other stamps designed by Nina .

Thanks for hopping by after viewing my cards, continue on the hop by linking to my StampTV designer friends' blogs and enjoy all the treats they've created.

Don't forget to hop over to Gina's Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win Lovely Shelf or any other set by Nina Brackett if you already have this one. {How cool is THAT?}

Thanks again for stopping to view my cards.  Please leave a comment if you can.


For this card I used:
Distressed Cuttlebug folder background, partially embossed.
Papers:  GKD Pure Luxury White, Rocket Red, Good as Gold and All Spruced Up.
Ribbon:  GKD Holiday collection
Nesstabilities Ovals Large

Layers of GKD Pure Luxury CS, Good as Gold, All Spruced Up, Cranberry Tart.
Cuttlebug "candy cane" folder for card layer background, "Victoria" CB folder for bouquet layer.
Nesstabilities: large ovals for sentiment and bouquet
Punch:  MS
Bouquet is colored with Prismacolor Art Markers
Bouquet is sponged with Ranger distress inck, Aged Mahogany"

Talk about's one I did all in silver.
The lamp in this set lends itself to so many gorgeous opportunities.
The dp is from GKD digi papers, and the CS layers are GKD Pure Luxury Moonlit Fog and Silver Lining.
Punchs used, MS and Paper Shapers Swirl Flourish.
Ink:  ColorBox Sliver

Not so feminine....but then maybe it is....I was going to put flowers in the corner of the shelf but wanted to keep it plain so it could be suitable for either man or woman. (But then some men appreciate flowers as much as women...I can add them later)
The colors I used here are GKD Pure Luxury Soft Sand and a turquoise color I had in my stash.
Inks were Ranger Distressed Inks "Broken China", Mustard Seed, Antique Linen, Memento Rich Cocoa and Bahama Blue.
Ribbon is from GKD.

For even more inspiration with the Lovely Shelf stamp set, please visit these designer's blogs:

Nina Brackett {illustrator}

Jessica Fick

Melanie Muenchinger

Theresa Momber

Carolyn King

Donna Baker

Emily Giovanni

Lee Murphy

Peggy Wainman {CSS designer}

Cheri Weston {CSS Designer} (YOU ARE HERE)

Vanessa Menhorn {Nina's Guest Designer}

The StampTV Idea Center is also a valuable resource for tips, samples, and tutorials on how to use all of GinaK's stamp sets. Check out the Lovely Shelf stamp set discussion HERE. The Lovely Shelf Card Kit information can be found there as well.

And, finally remember to check in on GinaK's blog tonight to leave your comment on her
Lovely Shelf post so that you can be entered to win this fantastic Lovely Shelf stamp set, or any other stamp set by Nina Brackett if you already have this one.  

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