Friday, January 14, 2011

Color Spotlight StampTV CSSDT Blog Hop

Happy New Year!!! 
Welcome to the first StampTV Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Alumni blog hop of 2011!  
If you've come here from the extremely talented Carolina Buchting's blog, then you are in the right place.  If you didn't, I know you're going to want to begin HERE so you can see each gorgeous creation.   

This is Color Spotlight #8 hop and Gina K, over at StampTV, has created a fantastic video you are definitely going to want to see.  She'll be giving you all the details on how YOU can enter for a chance to win a FREE StampTV stamp set.  

That being said, when we (the CSSDT) were told about the color spotlight, these were the colors assigned. 


I made 2 cards with this color palette.  Here's my first card.

This is a card on a card.  The greeting (Happy Birthday) is between the scalloped card with note area on the inside of the main part of the card.  

Card details:
Layered with Basic Grey designer paper "June Bug" 
Stamps:  GKD "Nana's Needlework" and "Nana's Needlework Sentiments" by Nina Brackett.  
Inks:  Vivid "Vintage Green" and "Brick".  
Die:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Circles Large

Here is my second card:  (Another birthday card)

Card details:
The panel design paper is again from the Basic Grey "June Bug" line layered on the a piece of "Red Hot" and then marked with faux stitches using a Ranger Inkssentials White Opaque pen.  
Stamp Set:  GKD "Hope Grows" by Theresa Momber layered on Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Scalloped Octagon die and for the sentiment "Showtime Stamp Kit Springtime Mix".  I pierced all around the edge of the octagon.
Inks:  Vivid "Vintage Green",(leaves) Momento "Rich Cocoa" (bird)
CuttleBug Embossing Folder "Moroccan Tiles" on the background CS.
Copic markers were used to color the bird:  R0000, R46, G21, YG06, Y32, E000

When Gina posted her video she threw in a change-up and spotlighted this color palette instead of the one above:
The GOOD NEWS is no matter which color palette you choose to play with you can enter the video color spotlight challenge and a chance to WIN a FREE StampTV stamp set.

I made this card using this color palette:

Card details:
Stamps sets:  "Square Pegs" by Melanie Muenchinger and the sentiment is "Love Notes", by Gina K.
CuttleBug Embossing Folder (sorry, I don't recall the title)

All products I used on my cards can be purchased at StampTV.  Finish hopping then go shopping!  Have some fun with your craft this year!   Now hop on over to the very talented and lovely Deb Felts blog and see her gorgeous creations.

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Birthday Card

I made this birthday card a few weeks ago for a sweet, sweet lady who's birthday is next month.  (I won't say who it is right now, because I don't know if she visits my blog and I'd like to surprise her).  The card was for a StampTV color challenge using Gina K Pure Luxury card stock in colors white, bubble gum pink and black onyx.  I love this combination of colors and this card came together rather quickly.  

When we were kids, after playing outside on winter days, our woolen mittens used to be all wet and plastered with balls of snow.  We would come in and hang them over the heating grates on the floor to dry.  I thought the flourishes sort of made that kind of scene on this card.  

Card details:

Stamps by Gina K Design, "Winter Mittens" by Nina Brackett and the sentiment is from "Warm and Wonderful" by Rupa Shevde.
Card Stock:  GKD Pure Luxury White, Bubble Gum Pink and Black Onyx.  
Other:  Flourish Punch, CuttleBug Snowflakes EF and Swiss Dots EF and Spellbinder Mitten die.
All products can be purchased at StampTV.  

Thanks for stopping by!


A Snow Stormy Day in Maine

The weather folks predicted we were going to get a good size snow storm today, but I don't think they realized how big it would be.  What first was thought to be a 5"-9" accumulation has turned out to be double that.  Our schools were closed today and although our office was open (or supposed to be), I left at 12:00.  It was a terrible drive home through white-out conditions.  I was grateful that there weren't many others on the roadway with me because visibility was zero at times.  Here's a photo I just took outside our front door.

And it's as cold as it looks!  Brrrrrr!

I hope you're all safe and warm wherever you are.
Time for a hot tea!


Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Card for Challenges

It's been one of those weekends!  Loaded with chores and left over chores from the holidays.....I'm catching up.  At least the laundry is done  - caught up.

I loved making this card.  For one reason or another this stamp set makes me smile.  I got it FREE as a bonus stamp from Gina K over at StampTV .  Woohoo!  It's one of those compelling stamp sets (at least for me it is).

JUGS66 - Envy of the Envies  (and Gina K is sponsoring this)  

Card Patterns - Sketch 97

Joan's Garden's 
I LOVE  this lady's blog.  DO pay Joan a visit, she's loaded with surprises.  

Card information:
Stamps:  Gina K Design "Take Flight"  and Show Time Stamp Kit "Spring Mix"
DP:  Die Cut With a View "Mariposa"
CS:  Gina K Pure Luxury "Chocolate Brown" and "Innocent Pink".
Butterfly was stamped with Vivid "Coffee Bean" on Vellum then embossed with Ranger Super Fine Clear EP and colored on reverse with Copic Markers RV21 and RV34.  Then trimmed.
The squares were cut with a Nestabilities Die "Scalloped Squares" and the center was Spellbinders Pendent "Eyelet Pendent".  
CuttleBug EF and Ranger Stickles were also used for detailing.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Join in on one or more of these challenges and spread your creative wings!  Have a GREAT week.


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