Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

It's the last Tuesday of the month, so that means the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Designers are having their monthly hop.
This month the designers participating are:

and ME (-:

Love this western set and for a change - didn't do a lot of coloring...I KNOW...I MUST be sick LOL!

Don't forget!!!
One of our blogs will be randomly chosen and from all those that commented on that blog, the winner will be ... again, randomly chosen.
Blog Hop will remain open for comments on everyone's blog through midnight Friday night August 3rd.
 The winner will be posted here (and on the member's blogs who are able to post) by noon on Saturday, August 4th
The winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations!

hope you enjoy our hop,
we love our Heartfelt Creations (-:
HCPC 3458 Western Collage
Card base - Light Blue
Stash Designer paper matted onto Black card stock
Memento Black and Rich Cocoa ink 
Copics E 07, 08, 09, 17, 18, 99 B41, W3, 110
twine and brads

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge

Hi there - glad its Saturday! what a week..phew!
 This week at Sugar Creek Hollow our challenge is ....
 vintage Christmas!

remember we are a vintage, primitive or shabby chic challenge blog...so your project must be done in one of these styles....no others accepted!

 We have the wonderful talented Sassy Cheryl Digi's for our sponsor this week.
This week's chosen winner by the Design Team will receive a $5 gift certificate to shop at Sassy Cheryl's

Each of us in the Design Team received an image for this challenge and I received Sassy Cheryl's image called Twiggy the Snowman and created in the "primitive" style
used Mark's Finest Paper cardstock - Masonary Red, which is on the brownish end of the red spectrum
colored with Copics ...added my own trees in the background, stamped snowflakes in light blue (they dont show well) and added Liquid Applique for falling snow
side trim is a sparkly white with like a "fur" lined edge and sparkly organdy ribbon

trying to create Christmas in 100 degree weather - now that's a challenge LOL
hope you decide to jump start your Christmas cards and join our challenge!

have a blessed weekend

Friday, July 27, 2012

Copic/Pro Marker Challenge at the Outlawz

It's the last Friday of the month so over at the Friday's Copic/Promarker Design Team  at the Outlawz  it's our favorite ANYTHING GOES challenge!

Have fun - create something with an oldie but goodie (which I did - used a 1999 PSX Stamp) or pull out something new that has been calling your name LOL...or use a favorite image - just because!!!

hope you like - thoroughly enjoyed creating!
Card stock - Black
Designer Paper - Graphics 45
Stamps - Main image PSX 1999 (K-1620), mini stamps unknown
Sentiment - from Stampabilities
ink - Memento Black, light sponging with Ranger's Burlap
Spellbinders - Labels Twelve
Copics - E 08, 13, 35...N1, 2, 4...Y 4...YG63...R08...B95, 97
Embellishments - corner punch, white distress marker and gel pen

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Digi Doodle Shop Challenge #118

Hi there, 
This is the beginning of a new challenge over at the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge Blog  and the challenge this week is .... STRIPES!

Using this sweet image called Fairy & Daisy -
 If you get over there now, Digi Doodle Shop is having a sale until end of July !

cropped for close up so you can see the sparkle on the wings from the Smooch...popped her up on dimension dots...colored daisy to match the designer paper, although I think it would have been nice if I had colored daisy yellow and white - next time, right (-:
oh well, I was pulling the colors from the designer paper

Prayers lifted for those lost in the shooting, healing for those who survived and healing for their families...

you never know what a day will bring - if you don't know Jesus, please stop and take the time to read John 3:16...seek the Lord! 
Get it settled where you will spend eternity, before its too late....

hugs and blessings,

Card stock - Green, Light Blue and stash designer paper
 Vellum - used Cherry Lynn doily die - colored vellum with Copic RV34
 Designer Stripe paper from My Mind's Eye - Howdy Doody
 Sentiment from Hero Arts - stamped with Memento Bahama Blue
 Frame from Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents set 
Viva Pearl Pen - light blue
 stash lace and small ribbon bow
 Copics E00, 11, 21, 37...YG 03, 63, 67...B01, 04...RV 34, 42 
Wings have Smooch - Pool for glitter effect

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge

Hello to Saturday! and wonderful rain LOL but at least it isn't torrential !!
 This week at Sugar Creek Hollow, in honor of the upcoming Olympics in England, 
our theme is to create vintage or shabby chic projects using a
 ...vintage sport theme!
card base is my fav from SU  Not Quite Navy with stash designer paper...added some Copic touchups
Hubby and I enjoy Nascar (go Junior!)  ...hmmmm wonder who's gonna win ?

Now check out the rest of the Design Team - they have the BEST vintage projects for you!!! 
And you will enjoy Renee's tutorial on getting more out of your Spellbinders...

Hope you get to join us...vintage is so enjoyable - brings back memories and 
I love looking at "life past"

Remember, we will be choosing one random winner who will receive a digi of our choice along with a winner's badge to display. The Design Team will choose their Top Pick and that creator will receive a winner's badge but will also be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot!.

hope to see your sports vintage project
hugs and stay cool .....and dry (-:

Friday, July 20, 2012

Phri-days are Phindy's!

Hi there, TGIF!
This week over at Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog the challenge is to create something ... using Buttons! For my card, I used Phindy's image Chic Little Hat

Remember we have gone to every two weeks for our challenges - so you have more time to enter!
hope to see you over there (-:
Stay cool, gotta run!

supplies :
Spellbinders Small Octagons
Memento Rhubarb
Card stock from Marks Finest Papers - Masonry Red
matting with Black card stock
Designer Paper from the Paper Studio - Countryside
Copics: B04, E00,04, 11, 7, 9, 93...Y04, 26, 28
sentiment from Hero Arts
stash ribbon and  buttons

Copic/Pro Marker Challenge at the Outlawz

Hi there (-:
 This week,the Friday's Copic/Promarker Design Team at the Outlawz challenges you to create...with the theme Olympics or Sports!

 I used the image called The Adamant Golfer - Focus   from the Digi Doodle Shop.

sorry my golf club looks more like a hockey stick (-:
Wait until you see what the rest of the Copic/ProMarker DT created...they rock !

Our sponsor for the month of July’s Copic/Promarker challenge is:

 One random winner will win three digis from the Dilly Beans on-line store.

Hope to see you there,

card-stock from Stampin Up - Blue Bayou and Not Quite Navy with scrap designer paper
stash green ribbon
Liquid Applique for golf balls
Sentiment from Layers of Color - Sentimental Banners (I think discontinued)
Spellbinders Ribbon Banners
Copics: E00, 11, 13, 17, 18...YG03, 17...B21, 23, 24, 26...C3

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Design DIVAs Oldie but Goodie Blog Hop

Hi there,

 it's the third Wednesday of the month so time for the Design DIVA's Oldie but Goodie Hop...
the only rule....
Create something using an item that you have not used for 6 months or more.

so using one of my most favorite images from Isabella called Faith-Lemons 
and stash designer paper that is AGES old
here you go!
colored with Prisma Pencils and glossy accent on lemons/limes, sentiment is computer generated...
and a lot of paper piecing LOL

 Soooooo Now off to hop to the other Designing Diva's....
you will be inspired! 


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge

Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow
This week we are proud to have as our sponsor...

The winner of this week's challenge will receive 5 free images from Robyn's Fetish

The challenge this week is to create a Sympathy project...
remember we are a vintage or shabby chic challenge blog...so your project must be done in one of these styles....no others accepted!

Robyn generously gave us an image to use... I received her image called Blissful Angel
beautiful for this sad occasion, but I also see her for beautiful Christmas cards too

sentiment from Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3377 - Sympathy Sentiments,
 stamped with Memento Nautical Blue
Black card base
Designer Paper by THoltz - Ideaology
Copics B000, 21, 45...E00, 13, 31
Spellbinders Label 8
stash ribbon, photo corners and dots with black/white gel pens
Wings have Sapphire Blue Glamour Dust from DecoArt

Remember,  one randomly chosen winner will receive  5 images from Robyn's Fetish and the "Winner's Badge" to post on your blog! The Design Team will also be selecting one project as the Top Pick and that person will receive a Top Pick Badge for their blogs AND be in the running for a Guest Designer Spot.

These are tough cards to make, but its good to have them on hand...too tough to make when needed.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Stamp TV's July CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Hi there
 it's that time of the month again when the STV Center Stage Alumni brings you a Hop and YOU have the chance to win a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs stamps... oh yeahhhhh

 For this month's Hop, our awesome team mate Melissa Cash has given us this really clever sketch

and this one made me think...

well I recently purchased the clearly GKD set "Under the Sea" by Theresa Momber (thrilled that we can get GKD in the clear!!!) and then just had a blast...
made my own sea background by stamping on the card base using Memento's Teal Zeal and adding some white...but my fav part is the "water" behind the turtle - that is from a scrap that I had made with the Shaving Cream Technique forever ago.....love those scraps!
 stamped the seaweed stuff on it...paper pieced my turtle and Voila!
 my Under the Sea ...
Designer paper is from stash (I think K& Co) and used Spellbinder's Beaded Squares.
Colored my turtle with Copics YG 03, 91, 95 and adhered him with pop dots.
stash ribbon ( the card base is Turquoise and there is no cream colored cardstock - that is just the background for photo)

 hope you like - i really had fun creating this!
...if you want to start the hop at the beginning, just pop over to STV! If you are following the hop, you should have come from the super talented blog of Kay Simmons .... and your next stop is over to our own sketch designer Melissa Cash ...
    Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (July 17), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

Enjoy the Hop!

Update on our week at the Wilds

First, thank you so much for all the prayers and well wishes...two of our young people accepted Christ as their Savior and almost all of them have made commitments to live a closer daily walk with Him. Tonight are the closing ceremonies and we pull out of here at 6am in the morning. It has lightly rained almost every day with the hard rain happening while we were sleeping. A true blessing, it broke that horrible heat wave and wasn't so bad that any of the activities were cancelled. I have made the 106 stair climb (which is almost a straight up hill climb) every day, but today is our last day and I still haven't done it without stopping....just thankful I'm doing it LOL You know we've been busy when I never made it to the Craft Shop ....no stamping there, but the ladies that have gone made beautiful earrings! We (chaperone trip only) thoroughly enjoyed touring the Biltmore ....cannot even begin to really imagine the life they had there...flipped me out that they had a huge indoor pool, 9 ft deep at one end. But since this was before chlorine, they had to empty that 70,000 gallon pool each time there was a change from male to female swimmers....amazing! 250 rooms and we saw about 40 on the tour. My hubby loves the mountains so he has been up and out walking and taking trails each morning around 5 or 5:30 ...in the rain! This camp is truly amazing. They said there are 1500 of us here, with 1200 being campers. The preaching at both the Junior Boot Camp and Teen Activity Center has been amazing...this place is so well run ...wonderful Senior staff but the young people working here ...they are a true inspiration. Well I've gotta get... We are trying to split our time between Juniors (at one end of camp) and the Teens (at the lower end of camp....with those killer stairs!) ....really hate to see the week end...sure flew by! Hugs,

Copic/Pro Marker Challenge at the Outlawz

Hi there (-:
This week,  the Friday's Copic/Promarker Design Team at the Outlawz challenges you to create...with a Christmas theme!

 Our sponsor for the month of July is Dilly Beans .
 They gave us each a digital image so I chose their Stitched Snowman for this challenge.
The image had a primitive or vintage feel to me....found this stash dp that had branches kinda like his stick arms ...and this little ornament was in my Christmas stash box!
the ribbon is retired from Stampin Up (i think it was called Cranberry but don't hold me to it) and the base card stock is from Marks Finest Paper called Masonary Red....i like that its more of a brown red and matches Ranger's Distress Rusty Hinge perfectly...

We are ending up the week with the juniors/teens at camp this week...
hoping blogger posted this!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Digi Doodle Shop Challenge #116

Hi there
 This is the beginning of a new challenge from Team Karen over at the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge Blog 
and the challenge this week is ... Summertime!

 One of my fav little dragons is this cutie called Louis, Butterflies & Buttercups 
well didnt color buttercups...wanted more color in my flowers to offset my blue-green dragon...
you will see him again! isn't he darling (-:

used Memento Bamboo, Pear Tart and Summer Sky to sponge sky-ground
Card base is SU's Not Quite Navy,
retired SU designer paper along with gingham stash
sentiment is from a SU 2007 set (name unknown)
here is Copics

Remember, to join our challenges you don’t have to use a Digi Doodle Shop image, but if you do use one, your entry will count twice. You are also allowed to enter our challenge as many times as you like, as long as you enter with a new card/craft.
 The winner of this challenge will win a $10 gift certificate from Digi Doodle Shop where you’ll be spoilt for choice, as there are so many great images to choose from. We will also have 2 runners up who will get a badge to wear on their blogs



Monday, July 9, 2012

We are at the Wilds!

made it in 9.5 hours - the Wilds is a Christian camp in Brevard, NC. Husband and I are chaperoning with another couple (much younger couple!) our juniors and teens this week...noooooo work for a week (the paycheck kinda work that is LOL)
its hot but not anything like what we had at home last week - it's 90 here this evening! but should cool down - the room has great AC!

Please pray for spiritual growth for our young kids and salvation for those who've never heard the gospel !
The Camp is taking the chaperones to the Biltmore on Wednesday - looking forward to that side trip (-:

Well, I've unpacked us and now  its time for tonight's chapel service ...and they have the internet!
I'm a happy camper (-:


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge

Woo hoo! Saturday is finally here!
Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow
This week we want you to make a vintage or shabby chic project ...with the theme Summer Days!

Couple of weeks ago I attended wonderful craft show in Chantilly, VA and found some precious vintage images from TJ Designs. I thought this image was just adorable...
AND at that same show I found this awesome....i guess it's lace? or is it ribbon ....i don't know but i think its gorgeous - it was pricey but i really love it...
what's this stuff called? (-:

used my viva pearl pen - Salmon and white gel pen for the dots, card base is SU's Old Olive and Pretty in Pink, Designer paper from K&Co - Life's Journey, and Spellbinders label 8

Remember, we will be choosing one random winner who will receive a digi of our choice along with a winner's badge to display.  The Design Team will choose their Top Pick and that creator will receive a winner's badge but will also be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot.

Hope to see you in the challenge,

Friday, July 6, 2012


We have our phones and internet back! just got home from work and was praying...please please please!
woohoooo had a dial tone...went back to my craft room and internet light was ON!!!

ok, let me get out of these clothes and into something comfy and I'm off to visit all my favorite blogging sistahs

doin the happy dance!

Phri-days are Phindy's!

This week at Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog the challenge is to create something...with your initials!!! Now this is fun! Mine are L and P so created my card using Lace and Pearls! 

used this cutie pie from Phindy called Fresh Buns

now this is really short because we still don't have the internet, couldn't get this posted from work...so using my cellphone as a modem...which is dying fast!!!!

yay, have the internet back...so entering this is the following challenges:

Chocolate Coffee Cards - Anything Goes
the Poodles Parlour - Cute and or Cuddly
Dutch Dare Challenges - for a child

Copic/Pro Marker Challenge at the Outlawz

Hi there
 This week,  the Friday's Copic/Promarker Design Team at the Outlawz challenges you to create...
with a vacation destination or theme!

 I was ready!
 have been wanting to ink up this adorable image from Saturated Canary called Ani

loved coloring her!
using a stash of Webster's designer paper, I stamped the background images using Memento's Teal Zeal and a new release from GKD called "Under the Sea" by Theresa Momber....and its a clear stamp set!!! so glad GKD is going clear!! the base cardstock is Taken with Teal from Stampin Up...
then I cut out my colored image leaving a tiny white border and adhered her to card

here's my Copics

now I just need to figure out how to get to a tropical hide-a-way...really any beach will do (-:

hope you get to enter our challenge!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Winner of Heartfelt Alumni Hop

So sorry for posting late but we lost power Friday night, back on now, but have no phone service or Internet .... Sitting here at local McDonald's using their Wi Fi but iPad's dying because needs to be charged....but have AC woooooo hooooooo The winner came from Kerry's Blog and it's Dorina D. Congrats, send  Emma Lou  a email to claim your $25.00 Gift Certificate at emmalou@heartfeltcreations.us, be sure and put June Alumni blog hop winner in the subject line. Thanks to everyone who played along, see ya next month!!! Hugs,


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