Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Week 4 at the Outlawz Color Challenge

Aloha everyone!

This week's colors at the Outlawz Color Challenge are Red, Black, and Gray/Silver + add die cuts.

I found an image a friend gave me, and thought, this really looks like our grandson, Kyle. He's 3 and ...very active.

I had too much fun coloring this with Spectrum Noir markers, and a couple of Copics for the colors I don't have in Spectrum. I used a bit of the Blender pen to give his shirt and jeans some wear.

The bottom borders are cut with Spellbinder scallop dies, the right side with decorative scissors and the image was cut with Spellbinder rectangle dies, then sponged with red and black. It tickles me how the Sakura clear glitter pen sparkled up the frogs eyes and toe nails!

Whew -- finally completed the inside of Kyle's card today (Jan 8 2013). I colored a large frog, cut it out, made a spring from some floral wire I had (wound it around a ring sizer), then used Scor Tape to get some good adherence for the spring, frog and inside card front.

The inside of the card is below :D

Thank you for looking!!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Outlawz, Week #3 Challenge December !

Wow, the month is almost over...wait...the YEAR is almost over! Another one come and went so fast it was a blur!

It's Challenge #48 at The Outlawz and the colors to be used are: a royal blue, golden yellow, and black. Make sure you enter your creation there (link below) for great monthly prizes from various cardmaking supply and /or digi image companies!

The Outlawz Challenge, Color #48

Here is my card - I used the Aloha stamp set by Theresa Momber from Gina K. Designs, Copic markers and Spica clear glitter pen.

Technique: Made the gold glitter brads from plain ones (cover plain brads with clear adhesive, dip in glitter, cover with Glossy Accents and let dry). Added black bling and dry embossing folders for the layers, stash ribbon. Glossy Accents all over the toucan beak for shiny 3D feel.

Thank you for looking!

Ivory & Pink Sympathy Card

For a sweet lady on a stamping site ...

Elegant Florals stamp set by Theresa Momber available at Gina K. Designs.

Technique - A gentle shabby chic: use feminine colors, sponge the edges, lacy die cuts and pastels. I used a touch of Spica clear glitter pen on the stems, leaves and inside the calla lily.

Entered: Through the Craft Room Door Challenge 48

Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Center Step Card

Apples & a Squirrel -- Thank You card   (Thank You StampTV for choosing this as a winner)

This stamp set is by Carolyn King, available at Gina K. Designs - Whimsical Autumn, and it's fun using it to make whimsical designs!

The technique for making a center step card is a bit tricky. But watching YouTube videos on it certainly helps.

Entered into Lee's Apple of my Eye Challenge at StampTV.

Thank you for looking!

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Outlawz Color Challenge ;)

Hi friends!

It's week two at the Outlawz Color Challenge. The colors are lime, brown and gray/silver. I decided on a much more CAS style compared to last week. I really appreciate Roxann even considering me to join in with their team this month!!! Be sure to join in on the fun -- each month the Outlawz chooses random winners for great prizes, so ... check it out!

The Outlawz

Cardstock by Gina K. Designs, Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and Pure White
Lime cs by Martha Stewart
Stickles (glitter glue) - Icicle by Ranger
Flower punch by Martha Stewart
Marvy Uchida "Lace"corner punch
"Elegant Wreath" embossing folder by Sizzix
Dew Drop ink in "New Sprout"
"Hope" sentiment by Stampin' Up
Crystals by Kaisercraft

Thanks for looking!!!

The Outlawz

Thank you, Roxann - I am enjoying being guest designer on the Color Challenge this month! But this first week was a huge challenge for me - red, white, gold and add a bell. So I had to just use a vintage door 'bell' hanging to the right of the door. Used a lot of gold glitter, too.

Thank you for looking!!!

Making Easy Paper Flowers

These flowers are so easy! I watched a video on Pinterest to learn how to make them, and you can watch it here:

Flower Video

Here are my first examples:

I added Stickles to the edges and sprayed shimmer spray onto the layers. Thank you for looking!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snowy Mountains and Shooting Star

For a dear friend whose spouse recently past away. We pray he will endure losing her - they were married for many many years.

To make this card I just tore paper and used the edge while sponging Memento inks to make the sky and mountains. Used Stickles for a shooting star, white gel pen to highlight stamped tree, and to make the Northern Star. Tree stamp by Inkadinkado and sentiment by Gina K. Designs, Elegant Florals. Cardstock Gina K. Pure Luxury white 120# and Navy for the layering.

Thank you for looking!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Peek-a-boo Snowman Card

Hi, there!
This is a friendly, happy card, sure to bring a smile to anyone who receives it. You can substitute all kinds of images for different ideas, too.
When you pull on the 'wings' of the card, the big snowy tree splits in half and exposes the entire snowman, the sky, and glittered snow all over. Then when you slide the wings back towards the card, the tree halves come back together to hide Mr, Snowman!!! Nifty neato, huh?

"Snowman Wishes" and "Lacy Borders" stamp sets, Gina K. Designs
Pure Luxury cardstock, white and turquoise sea
Copic BG10, BG27 & B00 (snowman hat & shading of his scarf)
Paper pieced snowman scarf scrap pp
Memento inks - turquoise gem, cloud white, agean blue, night sky
Glitter - Prismacolor holographic glitter
Spellbinders Large Round Scallop/Large Round dies
Free hand the tree and the sentiment tag
Score Tape, stash ribbon and bling by Kasier, twine by We R Memory Keepers
Monoadhesive liquid and tape runner glues, 3D pop dots, Martha Stewart Arctic Snowflake paper punch

Peek a boo card tutorial on YouTube

Entered into following challenges:

The above picture shows the snowman partly shown 
(I couldn't take the picture and pull on the wings to open it more)

This picture is hokey, I know, but I am by myself at the moment and have no
one to help me take the picture and hold the card closed, so.. maybe
I should have used some clothe pins?

But you get the idea! The snowy fir tree covers Mr Snowman when the card is closed :)

Thank you so much for looking!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Night Snow at the Cabin


I wanted to try using the used, dryer sheet glitter method.


First I stamped and colored/sponged the image. Then I took a used dryer sheet (you may find that yours needs a tiny bit of ironing first - mine did), cut it down with scissors just a bit larger than the image, sprayed the dryer sheet with adhesive, laid this carefully over the image and smoothed it out. Fold the excess behind the layer of cardstock (you need to cut part of the bulky corner dryer sheet off for the cardstock layer to lay flat). Then I poured glitter over the adhesive covered image (use a piece of clean paper to catch the excess glitter and pour it back into your container). And then I was pretty much done. Looks like a lot more work, huh?

PS  This is IMPORTANT -- use throw away scratch paper (and preferably disposable gloves) when spraying the adhesive and smoothing the sticky dryer sheet over the image/cardstock -- trust me, the splat mat thingeys and your hands will get all goopy sticky so it's better to prevent the mess.

Gina K Designs stamp set by Theresa Momber "Life is Good"
All cardstock by Gina K Designs
Inks by Memento Dew Drops
Copic Markers
Prismacolor Holographic Glitter (love it!)

Entered into:

Thank you for looking!
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Card Toppers

This is a card to thank a dear friend for going 'above and beyond' to help out! I'm sorry I've been so sick that I can barely think to type what I've used on this card.

Used lots of layers, pop dots behind cut out flower & sentiment, sponged around the edges of all the layers for depth, a bit of clear sparkle stones to center of flower, and Spica clear glitter pen to gently outline the sentiment and circle die.

Spellbinders Round, Scallop, and Fleur de Lis, and ribbon tag trio dies
Bazzill cardstocks
Memento Inks to sponge around the layers
Adhesive pop dots for 3D behind flower and sentiment
Organdy ribbon, clear crystals
Stamp set Gina K. Designs (Theresa Momber) "Dogwood & Butterfly"
Colored with Copic & Memento markers, and colorless blender

Entered into Challenges:

  • Play Date Cafe, PPCC #158 "Rose, Eucalyptus, Slate"
  • Mark's Finest Papers SF&F #134 "Pop Dots" for dimension
  • Through the Craft Room Door #45 with Suzanne Dean
  • The Outlawz Color Challenge CPC111612 Alcohol Markers "Thank You"

Monday, November 12, 2012

Beautiful Friendship

Lost my mojo, feeling so ill, but really wanted to participate in some challenges.

Cardstock by Gina K. Designs
Inks by Tsukineko (Memento/Versamagic) Rich Cocoa, Cantaloupe, Pixi Dust, Dandelion
Stamp set by Gina K. Designs, "Whimsical Autumn," by Carolyn King
Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol blending fluid
Shimmer Spray Pearl
Crystals by Basic Grey "Bling It"
Echo Park "Dots & Stripes" brown polka dot pp
Embossing Folder by QuicKutz "Tea Party"
Leaf die cut by Cuttlebug

Entered Into Challenges:

  • Cuttlebug Tuesdays "Leaves"
  • CSS Color Challenge at StampTV (Chocolate, Tan, Ivory, Apricot)+ pumpkin

Thank you for looking!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A longer card

Recently I've been wanting to stretch out the usual A2 size card, so using a longer, narrow stamp, this is what I came up with. Used light water colors and a bit of glitter pen to highlight the waves as well as the lighthouse, then added a strip of Washi tape and some aqua baker's twine with 2 crystals to finish.

  • There She Goes Again Stamps #180
  • Through the Craft Room Door #43
(Sent to Volunteer Fire Dept, Breezyside New York)
Thank you for looking!
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Butterflies, a sympathy card.

This is CAS card, colored with Copic markers and highlighted with Sakura glitter pens. I added some score lines and adhesive bling and it was done.

Entered into Challenges:

  • TSG180
  • Outlawz CAS0110412
  • Through the Craft Room Door #43

Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Best Wishes

We have such great neighbors - all sides of us. One of them just put up a for sale sign. We are sad to see them go, but wish them the very best <3 p="p">
I can't remember who makes this stamp, but it's like a reverse image of the Hero Arts dandelion stamp and has four seeds flying away instead of three. Sentiment by Stampin' Up.

Embossed with gold fine detail ep PSX (yep, I still have products from PSX :)
Sponged around the flower with Brilliance Platinum for shadow and sheen
Spellbinders Rectangle die for the aperture
Cardstock Gina K. Designs
Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots
Pearl and ribbon from stash

Entered into Challenge:
Outlawz CAS CAS0110412 Nov 4, 2012

Thank you for looking

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Truly Grateful

Using Crystal Lacquer (or other clear drying craft products)
After coloring image with Copic markers, just cover portions with the Crystal Lacquer, let dry, and highlight with white gel pen for additional highlights.

Image by sliekjestamps
Colored by Copic Markers
Echo Park Spots and Stripes pp
Gina K. Pure Luxury 120# cs
Memento Toffee Crunch, Red Magic, Desert Sand
3D Crystal Lacquer (on pumpkin and apples)
Cousin Jute Cord
Wooden elements from stash
Sentiment by Stampin' Up

Entered into Following Challenges:

  1. Mark's Finest Paper, Simple Salutations #16
  2. TSG 179, Pumpkin Spice Color
  3. Outlawz, Tuesday Color CC1030 "Add a Pumpkin" + orange, brown, dark red
  4. Outlawz, Copic Friday CPC10262

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Thank you so much for looking! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Friends Helping Friends

Coloring fur for texture.

Isn't this a very sweet digi image? It's from slickjestamps. She's so talented!
I really love how the doggie is lifting up the mouse so he can pick some strawberries <3 p="p">It's basically a CAS card - few layers, colored image, little bling, but no ribbons or 3D areas. 

To make the fur look like it has texture, just 'dot' your colors, blending shades but leaving areas white and this gives the area depth.

Slickje Digital Stamps
Argyle EF
Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Heavy Weight White 120# CS
Memento Inks: Sea Breeze, Bamboo Leaves sponged grass & sky
Copic Markers: C-1,3,5,9; E08,11,15; B00,02,05; YG03,63,67; R20,22,29.
Red crystals for the doggie collar
Made up and printed the sentiment, sponged edges in Sea Breeze

Entering Into The Following Challenges:
  1. SCS WTUI "Embossing" Oct 25: (Embossing Folder Argyle)
  2. Mark's Finest Papers, Simple Salutations Oct 24: "Fruit or Vegetable" (strawberries)
  3. Two for The Outlawz A) Copic Fridays 10/26: "Copic Color Main Image (see marker list above); and B) Clean and Simple Sunday 10/28: "Any Kind of Treat" (and for me, that is strawberries and helping friends)
  4. TTCRD #41 10/29: "Anything Goes" 

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& Thank You So Very Much For Looking!!!! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Chic Anniversary

Welcome! Painting with Perfect Pearls ~

I've been wanting to do something shabby for a while :) so made this Anniversary Card. All I did was cut the different layers out, sponged edges with Memento Pixi Dust (pink) and Toffee Crunch (tan/brown). I used a few drops of water and mixed with Perfect Pearls, then brushed along the edges of some of the die cuts, card base, and sentiment - it gives it a touch of shimmer and old shabbiness.

Products Used~
Nestabilities Majestic Elements Resplendent Rectangles Dies
Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury cardstock in Pure Ivory and Kraft
Echo Park: Victoria Garden pattern paper
Hero Arts "Every Day Sayings" clear sentiment
Memento Inks: Pixi Dust and Toffee Crunch
Perfect Pearls - Pearl
Adhesive Backed pearls - Martha Stewart and Zva
Ivory Ribbon - stash

Thank you for looking!

Entered into these challenges:
 Through the Craft Room Door Challenge #41
Anything Goes Challenge #78
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #74

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Thank you for looking!

Monday, October 22, 2012

To the Family & Friends of Whitney Heichel

This card is made with much pain of heart for dear friends in Oregon whose wife, daughter, sister and friend was suddenly taken by someone who barely knew her. It is a tragedy that I pray her family and friends can find strength and healing from our Father in the heavens and the passage of time.

Triple / Quadruple stamping - layers
Take 3 pieces of cardstock measuring 1/4 inch smaller than one another. Stack them with the largest on the bottom, smallest on top. Carefully stamp all over without moving the layers. When done, cut contrasting cardstock 1/8 inch larger than each piece of the stamped cardstock. Assemble like you see in photo, embellish as desired.

Dedicated to Whitney Heichel
Her husband, Clint, their families, their friends and coworkers
Thank you to the law enforcement agencies involved who worked so hard to find the suspect, as well as for bringing Whitney home to her loved ones, all in four days.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October "Giving Thanks" Blog Hop


Hi everyone!  Thanks for playing along in our October blog hop!

EXCITING NEWS!  The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina will now be featuring Gina K. Designs stamps only for our monthly blog hops starting this month! 

This month we want to celebrate November by “Giving Thanks” to all of our followers.  To some “giving thanks” is the traditional Thanksgiving holiday, but to others to “give thanks” is to show appreciation to all those great family and friends in our lives.  So, our hop this month is to show you how different we all give thanks.

The blog hop designers have been busy creating a card or cards that we hope will inspire you to create your fall themed “thanks” cards whether it be Thanksgiving, Give Thanks, Happy Harvest or a simple Thank You. 


Becky Oehlers is a member of the Gina K. Designs Illustrator Team! Becky’s style is really fun, crisp and clean.  They are used to make wonderful cards with just the right message or can be used to add some fun to your scrapbooking pages.  In addition, Becky is one of the best card designers and artists in the craft world.  Go to Becky’s blog to look at the great things she has been up to AND view the card samples she has created with her newest stamp set “Mistletoe Memories” that was released yesterday during the Stamp TV October Release Party.  Becky’s blog address is:  



Card 1

"Thanks So Much"
This is a 3D floral card 

Stamp Sets:  "Springtime Baskets" and "Arranged by Love" both by Melanie  Muenchinger for Gina K. Designs
Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Thatched Straw, Cantalope (also on ivory adhesive pearls), Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout
Red Grosgrain ribbon by Gina K. Designs
Cropadile Ticket Tag Corner Chomper
Pattern Paper: Berries and Vines by Gina K. Designs
Diamond Stickles on flower centers
Pop Dots, 2-3 layers under basket and flowers, one layer under sentiment
Petals are individually cut apart to have more texture when touching
Cardstock: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury - 120# White, 100# Dark Chocolate, 80# White, 100# Fresh Asparagus 
Spellbinders "Classic Rectangle" Die

Card 2

"With Gratitude"
Paper Piecing Card

Stamp Sets: "Country Roads" (Theresa Momber), "Sunkissed Autumn" and "Thanks a Million" all by Gina K. Designs
Embossing Folder by Sizzix, called "Frost"
Pattern Paper: Apple Cheddar by Jillibean Soup
Cardstock: Gina K. Designs - 100# Black Onyx, 80# Orange, 80# White 
Memento Ink: Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch, Summer Sky
Copic Markers: E11, E33
Quickie Glue Pen: to outline sun and string, curls on hair, left side dress, then covered with Prisma Color fine glitter
Diamond Glaze: Covers the pattern paper on the sun like a clear dome (sorry it doesn't show)
Adhesive backed ivory pearls covered with Memento Marker Cantaloupe
Cropadile Corner Chomper: Photo corner
Scalloped paper trimmer (sentiment)
Spellbinders "Resplendent Rectangles" die


Now it is YOUR turn to blog hop with all of our friends!   
The rules are simple:
  1. Visit each participating blog on the list below. 
  2. Leave a comment for the blog host designer.
  3. Become a follower of each participating blog.
If you follow rules 1 – 3, you will be eligible to win the grand prize of a Becky Oehlers stamp set from Gina K. Designs.

At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop Grand Prize using comments and followers from each blog. We have decided to keep the hop open from Friday – Monday.  We do this because some people that want to participate need more time to get through the entire hop.

The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8pm CST.  The winner will be chosen and announced on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

The blog hop designer this month are as follows:

Rosy Newlun (YOU ARE HERE)

Please leave a comment for the blog hop design and sign up/follow each hop designer to be eligible to win the grand prize stamp set!

Thank you for visiting my blog. 

Now, go to Linda's blog at: http://www.ladiesandthestamp.blogspot.com/

The PlayDate Cafe

Happy 3rd Anniversary to: The Play Date Cafe!

You can join in on their challenge here:

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness

I really hate all diseases and disorders and place my hope in Bible promises such as Isaiah 33:24 - "...and no resident shall say, 'I am sick...'" How truly wonderful that day will be. Until then, this card is going to the local oncology dept to encourage those sitting for chemo treatments.

One of my favorite techniques is to use Sakura glitter pen over images to add a bit of sparkle, esp when the light hits the card just right. I also love the CAS method for quick and easy cards.

It is entered into the following challenges:

  • Through the Craftroom Door #39
  • StampTV MIUM Breast Cancer Awareness - Pink, CAS, Love and Hope

Thanks so much for looking
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fashionista Flamingo

Hi, everyone! I put together a 'bird' card which I think is fun for Mark's Finest Papers' Simple Salutations Card Challenge today :) I hope you like it - colored w/Copics, made a 'flower' hat, colored the outfit with Sakura glitter pen (sorry it doesn't glitter in the picture), and place a crystal pink heart on top of the button. Thanks so much for looking!!!

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Autumn Owl

I miss my adult son whose family is just growing like weeds. They live in California. They are working hard at their family and their business and I am so proud of them!

So to let him know I am thinking of them always, and will OWl-ways love him/them, I made this card.

Techniques - Using Crystal Laquer (owl eyes), stamp 'kissing' (solid leaves)

Entered into:
  • Through the Craftroom Door Challenge.
  • Oldies but Goodies Challenge at StampTV.
  • Paper ala Mode Challenge at Outlawz.

*Thank you so much for looking - click on photo for a larger view*

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Golden Leaves

Hi there everyone,
This is World Cardmaking Day!!!!!!!!!!
I put together a very simple, card using just the cardstock base, no layers, no bling, no nada. Just inks and a little Sakura Clear Star glitter pen. Thanks so much for looking!

  • Entered into GinaK Designs Faux Layers Challenge, Oct 6, 2012
  • Entered into Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day Challenge, Oct 6, 2012
  • Entered into OutLawz Twisted Thursday "Fall" Challenge, Oct 3, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bless My Bloomers!

Sometimes, a more quieter CAS card is nice to make. This one was colored with Copic markers E50, E00 on the dressform's decollotage, then RV000, RV00, RV02, RV13 all for the top/bottom outfit, and C1 for the shadows.

Added sparkle by going over the 'wired' parts of the dress frame with Sakura Clear Star glitter pen. Small golden pearls to waistline and small decoration at bottom of dressframe, large pink pearls to left & right of image, pink ribbon tied with Bow Easy, and simple sentiment on hand cut paper. 'Stamped' the lace designs :)

Inks: Distress Brick Red and Spun Sugar

Entered into:

  •  StampTV Live Chat Challenge, CAS 09.26.2012
  • The Outlawz Copic Marker Challenge, Anything Goes, 09.28.2012
  • Through the Craftroom Door, Anything Goes, #37, 09.25.2012

Thank you very much for looking!
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Watering Can Card

I sure hope I get this in under the wire. I've been so ill lately, and this card took all week. Sinus infection, then head cold on top from visiting a doctor's office, on top of chronic illness and my body is just a limp noodle with fog brain.

Used a template for the watering can, fussy cut everything (nope, don't have a cutting machine), paper pieced it, stamped/colored/cut out the flowers and pop dotted them, Diamond Stickles to flowers, tied flower charm to button with Stickles on that, too, and simple embossed sentiment "Hello."

For the Friends of Speedy TV challenge - choose 3 in a row from a bingo card. I chose: Not a card + buttons + flowers

Thanks so much for looking!

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nighttime Autumn

For dear friend.
Hoped to create a faux window scene, nighttime with moon shining on the trees and early autumn snow.
Thank you so much for looking!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

OK...I'm not normal - there, I've said it :)

The sentiment for this stamp set makes me smile. I don't even know anyone normal LOL.

I just saw this challenge a couple hours ago, so quickly made a card to enter into it, (have a few minutes before it closes).

 The Play Date Cafe Challenge!!

"Spin Cycle" stamp set by Craft Lounge; Copic Markers, MS border punch, Fiskars corner embosser/punch, Kaiser rhinestones aqua, paper by Bazzill and cardstock by GinaK Designs.

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Thanks so much for looking!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Autumn Leaves

Embossing in gold, coloring w/Copics, then fussy cutting ~

It's being entered into the following Challenges:

  • Simple Salutations 9.12.2012 at Mark's Finest Papers; 
  • CAS 9.16.2012 at the Outlawz;
  • Live Chat Challenge 9.12.2012 at StampTV

I used gold embossing powder for the leaves and acorn, then used Copic Markers to color. I stacked different layers of pop dots behind the leaves and acorn, as well as the sentiment tag, in order to give  the card all kinds of depth. Using the twine ribbon (that has gold strings running thru it) as well as the CB Twig EF, bronze brads and copper pearls, then autumnal floral pp gives the card lots of different textures.

Thank you SO much for looking!!!!

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Cat Angels

Gatefold Card ~

When our dear friend in the stamping world passed away last month, her cat went through some traumatic times. It seems she may have a good home, we are hoping. Two elderly sisters have taken her in, and I made a thank you gatefold card for them. If anyone feels inclined to help us fund the care of Lynn's cat, please PM me and I will forward the mailing address to you. One of the sisters has suffered a stroke - they are doing the best they can. Their address is also at StampTV, Lynn's online stamping family. Thank you so much for looking, and for caring!

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Sew Happy to enter this into Outlawz Challenge 9/10/2012

Sewing - real and faux ~

Challenge at the Outlawz Stamping contest Sept 9, 2012

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Stitched on sewing machine around the image to tack the bias tape as a frame, sewed around the sentiment, and faux stitching around the card base. Sakura Clear Dust pen to pop all the metal parts on sewing machine. Finished with bling and a chiffon wired ribbon blow
Thank you so kindly for visiting my site <3 p="p">

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Song in my Heart


This is a card entered into a challenge at The Outlawz, Greeting challenge. I finally get to use some music pattern paper. The image and greeting are by Hero Arts. I had to become a detective to figure out what sentiment to use since I don't own anything music in crafts other than this paper. So I drew a music note after the sentiment to tie it in. The sentiment tag started out white, but I sponged it red. Colored with Copic markers.
Prisma glitter to dress hearts and trim and buttons, black adhesive pearls, stash shimmer ribbon & twine, teddy bear charm, pop dots behind the image and sentiment for some 3D effect.
Thank you for looking!

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Thank you for looking!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Winter Crocus

Many of us have been been grieving in the stamping world over two lovely ladies, Barb and Lynn. Lynn I knew well, and her passing was just a shock to me, leaving me numb and lost for the last 3 weeks. I wish both their families the very best in healing and hopes in the promised resurrection (John 5:28&29).

It isn't surprising that making a sympathy card is extremely hard under these circumstances.

I used 'Winter Crocus' stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers and am entering into their Speedy Fox & Friends Sympathy Card challenge.

First I cut two ovals out of brown and white cardstock using Spellbinder dies. The edge of the image oval is colored in with Sakura Stardust Clear pen for sparkle.

I stamped, then masked the crocuses, sponged a simple sky, ground, and drew in some grass using Memento inks. Using Copic Markers, I colored the flowers, added some Sakura glitter pen in Copper, and topped the centers with orange bling. Stickles in Diamond finished off the inside petals.

The butterfly was stamped with VersaMark embossing ink, painted with blue, purple and pink Perfect Pearls, and finished with clear sparkle bling. Pearls complete the card. There's so much sparkle and shimmer in this card in real life! Thank you for looking!

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Monday, August 13, 2012

My Heart Blooms

I love the periwinkles of lilacs, lavender and hydrangeas.

I stamped, colored with Prismacolor Pencils & blended with Gamsol, then fussy cut the flower out. I popped it on adhesive dots, along with the beautiful sentiment. The butterfly was given to me by a good friend. I colored it to try and match the flower. I put a simple strip of Washi tape down the left side and some tiny pearls below the sentiment.

Thanks so much for looking!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

CAS Dragonfly

This is a very quick, clean and simple (CAS) stained glass dragon fly image card with smaller dragon fly inside, and two simple sentiments that pack a lot of meaning.

Colored with Sakura 'star' glitter pens. If you have not colored with these pens yet, don't wait!

Entered into Outlawz challenge, CAS cards

Gold embossing and coloring with Perfect Pearls


First, stamp image (butterfly) with VersaMark, sprinkle gold embossing powder over, then heat emboss. Let cool for a few minutes, then stipple your choice of Perfect Pearls (I used plain white pearl shimmer, and the pink to create an opal finish) over the butterfly. Brush off excess. Cut butterfly out.

I stamped a lacy border to the bottom of a piece of iridescent, speckled vellum, then heat set it. Attach to ivory cs. Attached all the layers to pink cardstock base.

Added ribbon and adhesive backed pearls. Stamped sentiment onto Spellbinders lacy oval nestie. Cut out larger oval from pink pp and mounted lacy oval to this. Applied pop dots to sentiment and to butterfly.

Stamped lacy borders inside the card.

Thank you for looking! Aloha, Rosy

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Chilling in Summer

You have to love House Mouse stamps - this lil guy is very 'cool.'
Distressed look - sponge colors on edges, use raffia or cords, and old font sentiments.
Copic marker colors with shading, and Stickles to glass for frost.

This is a bit distressed, retro, on the beach scene. thanks so much for looking - aloha, rosy

Diagonal Triple Pocket Happy Card

This really did start out as a double pocket card, but ended up as a triple pocket on the diagonal card. So please ignore the third 'card' - I truly did not want to waste a whole pocket. They are multi-folded on the diagonal folds.

I used a circus theme (balloons, clown, 'teddy' bears) and the multi color polka dot cs and ribbon. Should bring a smile to someone's heart !!

Thank you for looking!!! with aloha hugs, Rosy

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Thank You to SpeedyTV

For letting me enter the Simple Salutations Challenge and win the "Winter Crocus" Stamp Set Aug 8, 2012! Very much appreciated.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Gilded Vintage

Gold embossing to corners using the Vintage Chic stamp set from GinaK Designs. The set has vintage images that are very classy. Colored her dress orange and pink for a SCS challenge.

Bringing Them Home

I love the sea. This is a lighthouse by Theresa Momber and "By the Sea" stamp set, available at GinaK Designs.

The lighthouse and greeting are pop dotted to give more 3D feel to the card. The only color is yellow. Handmade the quarter moon charm tied to the twine.