21 June 2010

Thank You Challenge Team Blog Hop

Tonight we are having a special blog hop to thank our recently retired StampTV Challenge Hostess Team members: 

These 4 designers have provided StampTV with a challenge each week during the months of March, April, and May, which totals up to 13 challenges!  To view each of their challenges in one area, click on their names and it will direct you to their Idea Center Inspiration Page.

Even better, we have a special StampTV Challenge Magazine Volume 2* located on the Freebie Tab, where all 52 of their challenges are shared in a download PDF that you can save to your computer and print out at your leisure!  *We will be doing a similar magazine for our first Challenge Hostess team as well in the near future, so watch for that soon.

To honor the team a bit more, several GinaK Designers are joining together in a special thank you blog hop and would like to invite you to join us!  After visiting the links below, please check out this discussion on StampTV and share a favorite card you've made in the past or a new one you're inspired to make using one of the challenges from any four of the challenge hostesses.

So, these are the cards I created for these fabulous ladies! Thanks again for the great job you did.

Tina's Color Challenge: I picked the Black, Gray and White Challenge. These colors are so elegant together. This is the color challenge that I said WOW!!! so I decided to make this pretty card for my good friend Tina :)


Submitting this card to:
Sketch: Card Patterns.
Embossing: "Speedy The Cat Challenge"
Sentiment only: Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

Card recipe:
Card Stock: Metallic Silver, Black, White (All PL Gina K. Designs)
Stamps: Friends (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Weathered Wood Distress (Ranger).
Embellsihments: Paper Flowers (Michael's), Mini pearls (Recollection).
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Textile folder, Label 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Dauber sponges, Foam tape, Mini glue dots.

Karen's Anything But a Card Challenge: I chose the "Stamping in Fabric" Challenge. I have a huge collection of Cross Stitch fabric and thread, so I used a piece of DMC Aida fabric for this project.

With Gratitude

Submitting this card to:
Embossing Challenge: Speedy The Cat

Card recipe:
Card Stock: Wild Dandelion, White (Gina K. Designs)
Stamps: Sping Florals (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), SU Markers.
Embellishments: Gold Rhinestones (Recollections), Yellow Satin Ribbon (Offray).
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots folder, Mini glue dots, Socr-Tape, DMC Aida fabric, DMC thread.

Vicki' Sketch Challenge: Choosing one of Vicki' sketches was a little hard because all of them are great, but I looked and looked and chose #2.

Happy for you

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Sweet Mango, Creme de Menthe, White (Gina K. Designs)
Paper: The Guy Stack (DCVW)
Stamps: Botanicals (Gina K. Designs).
Ink: Memento Tangelo (Tsukineko), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Certainly Celery (SU), Peeled paint Distress (Ranger)
Embellishments: Gold Rhinestones (Recollections), Orange Satin Ribbon (Offray).
Accessories: Sewing machine, Medium glue dots, Foam tape.

Sherri's Blast from the Past Challenge: I chose the Cracked Glass Technique, this is one of my favorite ones, it looks so good :)

Let us be..

Submitting this card to:
Sentiment only: Stampin' Sister in Christ.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Chocolate Brown, Lemon Drop, Ivory (all PL Gina K. Designs)
Stamps: Friends (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Memento Rich cocoa (Tsukineko)
Paper: Out & About Collection (My Mind's Eye)
Embellishments: Paper Flower (Prima), Brad (Bo Bunny), Green Satin Ribbon (Offray).
Accessories: UTEE, Embossing gun, Uni ball White Pen, Foam tape, Label 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders).

Hope you like my cards and Thanks again to these wonderful ladies!!


joy said...

What great cards! I really like the one you stamped on fabric and Vicki's sketch challenge has such bright cheery colors!

Tina Gilliland said...

WOW... these are all fabulous!!! LOVE how you put so much thought into each one. Thank you so much and I know I will get even MORE inspiration from you in the next three months! *hugs*

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Absolutely stunning and elegant!!! OMGosh I LOVE the cross stitch look and have to CASE that as I also have a lot of Aida cloth!!!! Beautifully done!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! WOW! & WOW! Look at all these amazing cards~~ no wonder you made Top 15! Such talent! Thank you very much for partaking in this hop - your honor all of us with your gorgeous cards!!

tlgirl353 said...

Giovana- these are all fabulous! Thanks so much for hopping to honor us- the "retirees"= LOL. Thank you for all your support during my time as hostess- it meant a lot!

Brenda said...

Wow what wonderful cards!!!

Theresa Momber said...

Wowza, Giovana, these are all gorgeous!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These cards are so beautiful, Giovana!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

All of your creations are just gorgeous, Giovana! Love the one using the aida cloth!

catdidit said...

Oh so gorgeous Giovana! I really love the one on aida cloth, and the stitching...sooo awesome!

Markie's Mom said...

Your cards are FABULOUS!!!

Jennie said...

These are gorgeous Giovana! Beautiful designs :o)
Love the stitching one on Aida cloth...Great idea

Joanne Travis said...

So beautifully done!!
Thanks for playing in Speedy's Friends challenge this week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous embossing! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Liz Williams said...

Wow, these are awesome cards. I love that cross stitched one. I use to do some cross stitching, but gave it up for stamping. Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends.

buggin2stamp said...

They are all so gorgeous Giovanna! The stamped Aida cloth is an awesome idea. I have a ton of that stuff and my have to stamp on some.

dstandard said...

What beautiful cards! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

Grace said...

WOW oh WOW!!! I hardly know what to say!! THESE are all GORGEOUS!!! You must have really been busy!!! Love each one! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Patti P. said...

I love all your creations. The one for Tina's was one of my fav color combos also. I especially love the stamp on dmc, I will have to try this as I too have a lot lying around unused. Loving the Christmas challenges....will try and post my tags tomorrow.

Claudine Poch said...

All are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Donna said...

all your cards are a work of heART! I love the cross stitch, takes me back as it was a hobby at one time.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Giovana - what a busy artist you have been! YOUR CARDS ARE GORGEOUS!! I love the SSIC one - it is so elegant, gorgeous colours and fab embossing! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we would love to see you next week!! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Dawn Mercedes said...

So elegant...Thanks for joining Speedy Cat's Friends!

Sharri Seffens said...

Giovana, Wow! These are stunning!!! I love that you stamped on Aida cloth! I will have to give that a try! The cracked Glass technique is one of my favorites too! Thank you so much!