Friday, November 30, 2012

Copic/Promarker Challenge - Anything Goes! AND Free for ALL Friday at STV

Hi there!

  the Outlawz challenges you to create with theme...


have finally gotten a start on my own Christmas cards and sharing this one with you...
The image is a rubber stamp that I've had for years from the Uptown Design Co.
It's one of my favs...hope you like also

Hope you get a chance to join our challenge this week! 

NOW the SECOND post , sorry I'm combining but time is really short for me
 and I need to post and go  LOL
I'm hosting this week's Free for All Friday Challenge at STV and my challenge to you is to create

with NO REDS or GREENS, come up with non-traditional colors !!!

here are my inspiration cards (colored with Copics and using freebie image from GKD)

I will be visiting and commenting on each entry in the STV challenge - really looking forward to seeing the different color combo's everyone will be using...

Hope both challenges will understand my combining them, but if I did them would be overlooked KWIM and I didn't want that to happen....

Have a great weekend,

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Heartfelt Creations November Alumni Blog Hop

Hi there!
Well, it's the last Tuesday of the month, so that means the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Designers are having their monthly hop...our theme is always Anything Goes with our Heartfelt products!

(Not a big blog hop so hope you can participate and leave a comment on each blog for
your chance to win $25 to shop at Heartfelt Creations)

I'm still working with the set HCPC 3429 - Wiseman Ornament Precut Set and this time added in flowers from the HCPC 3374 Flora Grande set...

well, I think this will be one of the four designs I will be using this year - love the non-traditional colors..

Please enjoy the hop, the designers presenting this month are :

Sarah Miller

Kristina Andersen

Dina Kowal

Emilia van den Heuve

Erika Selander

and ME (-:

Remember to comment on each designer's blog because the winner of the hop will receive a $25 gift certificate to Heartfelt Creations who will be randomly chosen from one of the designer's blogs! Hop closes at midnight on Friday Nov 30th. 
The winner will be announced noon on Sat Dec 1st!


Heartfelt Creations HCD 710 - Decorative Oval Window Die
Copics B21, 23, 91, 93, B000
Ink: Stampin Up Not Quite Navy, Memento Danube Blue and Black
Cardstock: Bold Blue, Gold, White
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Candy Cane Strip
Viva Pearl Pen - Gold, White
Flower Centers: Gala Glitz - Blue
ribbon stash
Smooch illuminator

Sunday, November 25, 2012

a huge shout out of Thanks to Diana Queen

hi there,
first I want to show what was in our yard very cool!

There were 12 of them and they were huge!! I didn't cook a turkey this year...hmmmmm LOL
BUT NOW....drum roll please  - the reason for my post is to thank Diana Queen for a tremendous surprise box of goodies... Last spring I won the candy package Diana had on her blog (I went back to her blog and scrolled to find it so I could post her candy) here it is...

pretty wonderful don't ya think! BUT LOOK AT WHAT SHE SENT (no, I'm not yelling just excited LOL)
and I took several close-ups!

was hard to get it all to be seen in the picture
Amazing! She kept telling me "I'm sending your candy" but things like LIFE and raising kids, etc etc not to mention we both suffer from "postal procrastination" LOL kept just getting in the way...I understood.  Can certainly relate....
Diana and I have served together on a past Design Team as well as our current teamship at the Outlawz and CSS DT for GKD. 
Love her work...hoping you pop over to her blog and check out her paper roses (which is what is in the brown bag and i took some out for you to see), her notebook and post-it holder, her adorable notecards, and the list goes on...oh my! and her post for the little tin with the blue flower (has tiny little snowman tags in it...sooo cute!)

SOOOO, the next time she has blog candy....I'm thinking...ENTER!

To Diana, you went overboard and I'm so totally lovin it....everything is wonderful!!
thanks so much for sharing your wonderful projects with me.
 They are even more beautiful in real life...


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge

Hi there!
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...


Oh we are going to LOVE seeing your creations...
love love love vintage and/or shabby Christmas.

Pulled out a retired (and loved) 2005 Stampin Up set called Silent Night
stash designer paper and trim, teeny sentiment is unknown, gold base cardstock is from GKD.
Stamped on glossy cardstock using the crayon resist technique -click here if this is new to you and added copic Y4 for window lights (wish I had gone lighter but too late) and stickles for stars and night sparkle on roof/trees from snow

I forgot to mention that we have a new team member to welcome..


Friday, November 23, 2012

Copic/ProMarker Challenge at the Outlawz

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

Black Friday - shopping!

now I no longer brave the hours and crowds for Black Friday,
 prefer to shop online (-:

but did have this image come to my mind. It is from the closed shop of Phindy's Place so while it is no longer available,
 hope that it still provides some inspiration..
sentiment is computer generated.

colored with various red Copics, some purple/green for flowers, C2 for shading and the "black" is W9, 10...Viva pearl pen (black) stash ribbon
 sorry that it seems so washed out in the photo, 

Hope you get to play along and pop over and check out the awesome prizes that will be won!
Hope you are enjoying this long weekend and had a wonderful Thanksgiving to all who celebrated it Thursday!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

wishing all a Happy THANKSGIVING!

to all celebrating today 
Jethro and I want to wish you a beautiful blessed day

Count Your Blessings (-:

we are most thankful for our salvation 
through the shed blood of Jesus
John 14:6
we are thankful for our children and the families they now have
Psalm 127:3
we are thankful for our friends
Proverbs 18:24
we are thankful the Lord gives us the desires of our heart
 (health, employment, safety, such a long list.....)
Psalm 37:4

and so much more......

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow

Hi there!
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...

use KRAFT!

who doesnt love Kraft...seems to be THE color for this year...I used a digi from a team mate on the Outlawz, Dawn aka Lily Pink Designs at Can You Digi It. The image is called Script Flowers  and comes with several sentiments. The original image is a collage and I cut this one out...
Check her out, she has such adorable images!

i love blues with kraft - this is using Stampin Up's Not Quite Navy ribbon and cardstock (matted onto kraft cardstock) and matching Copics B41, 45 and leaves are done with YG91, 95 that go with the Kraft.... stash lace. Background is a stamp from Jenni Bowlin that is lightly colored with white pencil..Viva Pearl Pen Light Blue used on sentiment edge (sentiment unknown) and added stickles to center of flowers...oh and light sponging with Memento Desert Sand....

Visiting oldest daughter and family in North Carolina...coming home tonight!

Friday, November 16, 2012

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 theme...

Thanksgiving or anything you are thankful for...

I have made this card for a long time special friend whose friendship I am so thankful for...  the kind that you don't get to see often but when you do it seems like no time has passed at all...

used an image called Beautiful Friendship from our November Outlawz sponsor,
 Mischelle Smith of That's Fabulous!.

One randomly-chosen participant in this month's challenges will win their choice of 3 digis and one paper pack from That's Fabulous!.

I hope you get time to check out this new Digi Site - she has some gorgeous images...
and have yourself a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge

Hi there!
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...


This was unusual timing for see an older gentleman at our church passed away this week. He loved donkeys and mules and has quite a few. So I found this image online and added the text....
the inside is our condolence to the family

this image looks like it could have been taken right at his home

the background is a 1998 background stamp from Stampin Up..
does that count as "stamp hoarding" (-:
i used jute to create the rope and added to the button...
stamping and sponging done with Memento's Toffe Crunch and Rich Cocoa

enjoy your weekend.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Stamp TV's CSS November Alumni 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 Kay Simmons has given us this beautiful inspiration photo and if you are hopping through the blogs, you arrived here from Kay's wonderful blog (-:

mmmm   mmmm mmmmmm love these warm colors!
and that's what I went with...the colors

using GKD set by Theresa Momber "Farm Life"
used GKD  cardstock, ribbon and designer paper, sponged/stamped with Memento - Rich Cocoa, Dandelion, Pottters Clay, Toffee Crunch and Black.  
Copics used: YG63, N1, 4, 6...E09, 35, 55
scalloped oval cut with Cameo
hand doodled with Copic black liner around scallop edge

Only one card from me this hop - a little under the weather with nagging sinus infection (ewwwwww gross! right) that wont go away...
so now you are off to the blog of my ultra talented team mate Miesje Flach  

If at any time you get confused as to where you are in the hop, you can always pop over to STV and see the list of all the designers participating.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (Nov 13), 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!!

now enjoy the hop (-:

Outlawz Copic/Pro Marker Friday Challenge

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

Remembrance Day (tribute to veterans, other remembrance)

Using a wonderful image from Sassy Cheryl called Patriots Remembered

Hope you get to join our challenge...the only requirement is to follow 
the theme and use alcohol based markers....

Still taking cold meds and seems like I've slept this week away...

hugs and STAY WELL!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Winner of Heartfelt Creation's October Alumni Hop

Hi there,
Congratulations to 


who is the randomly chosen winner from comments left on Dina's blog!

to claim your prize send Emma Lou an email at  and put October Alumni Blog Hop winner in the subject line.

Thanks to everyone who joined the hop. Our next hop will be on Nov 27th!


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