Friday, November 26, 2010

Center Stage Spotlight Alumni Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to another StampTV Center Stage Spotlight Blog Hop!!!!  It's been so much fun reading your comments on our past hops and I just want to say thanks so much for taking the time to leave them.  

If you've come here from our very talented blog hop organizer Carolina's blog then you're in the right place.  If you didn't, you're invited to start hopping  at the beginning and catch all of the fantastic inspiration from this talented group.  

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Carolina gave us this FABULOUS photo for inspiration for this hop.  

I'm a true traditionalist when it comes to Christmas colors - I love red and green with white together, so when I saw Carolina's photo I knew my cards would be purely traditional.

Here's my first card:

For this card I used GKD PL "All Spruced Up" for the card base, then layered with "Red Hot" and White.  The stamps I used are GKD "Festive Frame" by Melanie Muenchinger.  This is a beautiful set and it's perfect for the most traditional of all Christmas cards.  I used Copic markers for coloring and Memento Ink for stamping the image.  Although this photo doesn't pick it up too well, the centers of the flowers are embellished with gold bling.  I also used the Sukura Gelly Pen to highlight the berries in the arrangement. 

For my second card I had some fun with the "snowman" in the photo

I created this card by masking the snowman then stamping the tree image several times.  I colored in the trees and areas on the snowman with Copic Markers.  I used MS glitter for the snow effect.

Again, I used GKD PL CS "All Spruced Up" for the card base and layered with "Red Hot" and White.  The stamp set is Gina K's newest winter set "Snow Much Fun", and it really is a fun stamp set to play with.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Now hop on over to the lovely and talented Giovana's blog and see her gorgeous creations.


Home For the Holidays - I WON!!

This card was randomly selected as a winner over at Speedy the Cat Challenge - #31!!!!  Thank you!!! Wooohoo!

I've been wanting to play in some of the challenges over at Mark's Finest Papers for quite some time, but finding the time to create a card or project has been difficult.  This holiday weekend provided a perfect opportunity for me to grab some creative time for myself, so I'm posting this for Speedy the Cat's Challenge #31, - Geri's challenge of "have a circle in your card".

Also this card is being entered in the Card Patterns Sketch Challenge #91

This is my first stamp set purchased from MFP and I love it.  So much so, that I just ordered a second set.  (One can never have enough stamps).

I used GKD PL CS - White, Red Hot and All Spruced Up for this card.  I'm very much into the holiday spirit now and love making Christmas cards.  I live in Maine and this stamp set evokes a wonderful sense of a coastal holiday homecoming.  The stamp is from MFP "Welcome Home" set.  I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for visiting and leaving your wonderful comments on my cards. I so appreciate each and everyone of you.


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