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