Monday, October 31, 2011

One Layer Christmas Cards

Hello my friends!! Hope you are having a good Monday. I have been super busy and still am creating crafts and cards projects for a Holiday Bazaar in my area. I am super excited to show others my creations and I hope they like them and buy them as well.

Today I want to show a couple of cards I made for a challenge I am hosting over at StampTV.  They are "One Layer Christmas Cards", hope you can join the challenge for your chance to win "Gina K. Designs" a set of your choice :)



 For these cards I used the new StampTV Kit "Wishing you Joy", colored the images with Copic Markers and stamp the snowflakes with a glue pad and added glitter.

Some news:
  • The Card Drive for Kids has been extended until Nov. 5th. I will announce the winner on Nov. 6th. If you have send cards for the kids and don't see your name on the list, please let me know (I believe and trust in all of you), you can check the list HERE.
  • I will have another post for a great cause this Friday, so please come back and check it out.
  • I will be busy this week creating, packaging and organizing, but please come back and browse my blog :)
Have a great day!!
Giovana

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wee Memories Challenge #74: Brads, buttons or bows.

Hello my friends!! Welcome to another Wee Memories Challenge. This week our challenge is "Brads, Buttons and/or Bows", you can use one, two or all combined, it is up to you!!

Our challenge is sponsored by Jay Gee's Nook and the prize is a $20.00 Gift Certificate.



For my card I included a bow :) My card is actually a Baby Shower Invite. I made 10 of these and I loved the final result.

Directions:
  • Make card base from White cardstock.
  • Cut a panel from Kraft cardstock. Stamp sentiment and embossed the upper part.
  • Ink all edges with White craft Ink and set aside to dry.
  • Die-cut and emboss tag in Bashful Blue Cardstock.
  • Stamp baby feet on White Cardtsock in Faded Jeans Distress Ink. Die-cut, emboss and stencil piece with Circle Nestabilities.
  • Adhere image to tag piece with Pop dots. Adhere it to panel.
  • Tie on Twine twice around panel and make a bow.
  • Adhere panel to card base.
Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Kraft (Gina K. Designs), Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up)
  • Stamps: Baby feet (StampCraft), Sentiment from Oh Baby (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress, Faded Jeans Distress (Ranger), White craft (JoAnn's)
  • Embellishments: Caribbean Twine (The twinery)
  • Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Fancy Tags Three (Spellbinders), Embossing folder, Pop dots, Scor-tape.
The deadline for this challenge is 11.59pm PST on Friday, November 4,  2011. For more details, some fabulous design team inspiration and to link up your projects, click here

Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!

PS: Don't forget about the Card Drive for kids "United by Spina Bifida". More than $500.00 in prizes!! Extended until November 5th!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More Christmas Cards! This time CAS style.

Hello my friends! Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday. Today I have 2 "CAS" Christmas cards. I hope with these projects you get inspired to get your Christmas cards in time.

Here are my projects"

Jesus the Reason for the Season "CAS" Card
  • HCPC 3430 Shephers Scene Pre-Cut Set
  • Oval Nestabilities
  • Grand Calibur.
 Other Products:
  • Cardstock: Ivory (GKD)
  • Ink: Aged Mahogany Distress (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Seam Binding Ribbon (etsy), Clear Rhinestone, Sponges, Corner puch.

Directions:
  • Make card from Ivory Cardstock. 4.25" square.
  • Punch bottom corners and ink all edges.
  • Stamp image in Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.
  • Tie on ribbon. Adhere rhinestones.
  • Stamp sentiment. Die-cut, emboss and distress it with oval nestabilities. Adhere it to inside of card.

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 Wise Men  "CAS" Card
  • HCPC 3429 Wisemen Ornament Pre-Cut Set

Other products:
  • Cardstock: Textured Wine, White (GKD)
  • Ink: Aged Mahogany Distress, Black Soot Distress (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon (SU), Clear embossing powder, Embossing gun, Pearls, Pop dots.

Directions:
  • Make card base from Wine Cardstock. 5" square.
  • Cut out a panel from White cardstock, ink all edges and stamp sentiment in Black Soot Ink.
  • In a separate piece of White Cardstock stamp ornament image in Aged Mahogany DIstress Ink, add clear embossing powder and set to heat.
  • Cut out image and adhere it to card with Pop DOts.
  •  Tie on ribbon.
For more inspiration and projects, please visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

This is going to be my last post as a part of the Design Team for Heartfelt Creations. I have to say I had an awesome year designing for them, Linda and Emma Lou are amazing and understanding people. Thanks so much for giving me the chance to be part of Heartfelt Creations. Thanks again!
Hope you like them!
Have a great day!!

PS: Don't forget about the Card Drive for kids "United by Spina Bifida". More than $500.00 in prizes!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day 3: "You Go Girl" & "Pleasant Plurals"

Hello my friends!! Welcome to day 3 and final day of Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hops. Today we are featuring "You Go Girl" by Tami Mayberry and "Pleasant Plural" by Gina K. Designs, this set is the new free with 3.

You Go Girl: This set is fantastic, the sayings are fantastic! i know you (I) will be using it a lot :)

Directions:
  • Make card from White Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut a panel from In The Navy CS, mat this piece with Patterned paper, add straight stitches, add a piece of In the Navy CS and add zig-zag stitches.
  • Add 3 strips of Patterned paper and add straight stitches.
  • Stamp sentiment and border-girl in Memento Tuxedo Black in White CS. Die-cut and emboss piece with Rectangle Nestabilities. Adhere it to card with large pop dots.
  • Add mini clear rhinestones.
  • Create a double bow with bow-easy and adhere it to card.


Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, In the Navy (Gina K. Designs)
  • Patternes paper: Victoria Garden (Echo Park paper), Blossom Soup (Jillibean soup)
  • Stamps: You Go Girl (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Embellishments: Mini clear Rhinestones, White ribbon (GKD), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Large Pop dots, Scor-tape, Copic markers, Sewing machine.

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Pleasant Plurals:  Free with purchse of 3 sets. This set is a MUST have set, it is full with wonderful saying for almost every occasion. I used a couple of crocheted flowers I made few months ag, I think the contrast is really pretty.

Directions:
  • Make card base from White Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut strips of fabric tape and adhere them to card to create your background.
  • Cut a strip of cardstock, punch border and ink all edges. Stamp sentiment. Adhere it to card.
  • Add mini pearls to any other flower.
  • Add crocheted flowers and paper flower.
  • Add Star Dust Stickles to paper flower.


Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Lemon Drop (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Pleasant Plural (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Mini pearls (GKD), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger) Handmade crochet flowers, Lemon Bar Mini Check Fabric Tape (Love My Tapes)
  • Accessories: Scor-tape, Flower punch (Martha Stewart), Sponges.

All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store

Now, are you ready for more inspiration?! Visit the DT blogs listed below and leave a comment for your chance to winGina will be choosing two winners from all the comments who will each win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual precut images!
Have fun Hopping!
Thanks for stopping by.

PS: Don't forget about the Card Drive for kids "United by Spina Bifida". More than $500.00 in prizes!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2: "Wishing You Joy StampTV Kit"

Hello my friends! Welcome to Day 2 of Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop. Today we are featuring the new StampTV Kit "Wishing You Joy". I have to say this new kit is super, love the images and sentiments are fantastic!

I have 2 cards for you today using the new STV Kit.

Joy:

Directions:
  • Make card base from In the navy CS. 5" square card.
  • Cut a panel from White CS, mat this piece with Patterned paper and add stitches.
  • Tie on ribbon, and button with twine.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil a piece of White CS (stencil it with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink)
  • Stamp sentiment in Black Soot Distress Ink.
  • Add micro fine glitter on a piece of White CS and adhere it to square piece.
  • Stamp Snowman on White CS, color it with Copic Markers and adhere it to square piece.
  • Cut a couple of Pine trees (I used my Cricut for these)
  •  Adhere square piece to card. Add White liquid pearls to pine trees.
  • Add pearls to left corner.


Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: In the Navy, White, Ocean Mist (Gina K. Designs)
  • Patterned Paper: Wishing You Joy (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Wishing You Joy StampTV Kit. (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Black Soot Distress, Tumbled Glass Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Blue Button GKD), Jute twine (GKD), Pearls (GKD), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Light Blue Seam Binding Ribbon.
  • Accessories: Mini glue dots, Pop dots, Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cricut, Sewing machine, Micro fine glitter, Copic Markers.
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The Stocking were hung

Directions:
  • Make card base from White CS. A2 size.
  • Dry-emboss a piece of White CS using Snowflakes embossing folder. Adhere it to card.
  • Stamp stockings on White CS, color them with Copic Markers. Add Star Dust Stickles.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Circle Nestabilities.
  • Die-cut and emboss a piece of All Spruced Up CS using Scallop Circle Nestabilities.
  • Mat circle pieces and adhere them to card.
  • Add tiny silver rhinestones to stockings.
  • Stamp sentiment, ink all edges and adhere it to card.
  • Add Red and green rhinestones. 


Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, All Spruced Up (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Wishing You Joy (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Worn Lipstick (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Star Dust Stickles (Ranger),  Red & Green Rhinestones (Kaisercraft)
  • Accessories: Snowflakes embossing folder, Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pop Dots, Scor-tape.

All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store

Now, are you ready for more inspiration?! Visit the DT blogs listed below and leave a comment for your chance to winGina will be choosing two winners from all the comments who will each win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual precut images!

Hope you like my projects!
Have fun hopping.

PS: Don't forget about the Card Drive for kids "United by Spina Bifida". More than $500.00 in prizes!!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wee Memories Challenge #73 "Free for All" Sponosred by Anabelle Stamps

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great Saturday. It's time for another Wee Memories Challenge, this week is "Free for All" that means you can submit any project you want.


Our sponsor this week is "Anabelle Stamps."

The prize: Anabelle Stamps is offering $20.00 Gift Certificate to a lucky winner!!  


Here is the card I created, I used the sketch from CPS :)

Flowers for you

Directions:
  • Make card base from White Cardstock.
  • Mat Ocean Mist CS and Patterned Paper, add straight stitches, tie on ribbon. Adhere to card.
  • Stamp image on White CS in Memento Tuxedo Black, color image with Copic Markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Rectangle Nestabilities.
  • Stamp sentiment on White CS in Black Soot Distress Ink. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it using a medium die from Labels Eight Nestabilities.
  • Die-cut and emboss a couple of Yellow CS using Fleur De Lis Nestabilities. Add pieces to opposite corners of main image.
  • Add sentiment as well. Adhere panel to card.
  • Add Star Dust Stickles to flowers and girl's boots.

Card Recipe:
  1. Cardstock: White, Ocean Mist, Lemon Drop (Gina K. Designs)
  2. Patterned Paper: Nantucket Collection (Pink Paislee)
  3. Stamps: Lil Molly's Flowers (Anabelle Stamps)
  4. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Black Soot Distress (Ranger), Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up)
  5. Embellishments: White Seam Binding Ribbon, Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)
  6. Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, Fleur de Lis Nestabilities, Label Eight Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sewing machine, Copic Markers, Scor-tape.

The deadline for this challenge is 11.59pm PST on Friday, October 28,  2011. For more details, some fabulous design team inspiration and to link up your projects, click here

Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!


PS: Don't forget about the Card Drive for kids "United by Spina Bifida". More than $500.00 in prizes!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1: "Basket Additions" and "Strength & Hope"

Hello my friends! Welcome to Day 1 of Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop. Hope you enjoyed the Release Party last night, it was a lot of fun!! Today we are featuring "Basket Additions" by Melanie Muenchinger and "Strength & Hope" by Theresa Momber.  Theresa is donating all the proceeds from Strength and Hope, for the first month of sales, to cancer research, that is awesome!!

Here are my projects!

Basket Additions: This set coordinates with Spring Basket and Holiday Basket, a great addition for your collection :) I used the basket from "Spring Basket"

Directions:
  • Make card from White Cardstock. 5.5" square card.
  • Cut a panel from Sweet Mango CS (5 1/8" square).
  • Cut a panel from Patterned Paper, ink all edges (5" square).
  • Mat PP and CS, add strips of orange dot PP. Add straight stitches to all sides and zig-zag to PP strips.
  • Stamp sentiment in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
  • Tie on ribbon and adhere panel to card base.
  • Stamp basket (twice) on White CS, color them with Copic Markers and cut out 1 of them. Die-cut, emboss and stencil piece with Square Nestabilities
  • Stamp Pumpkin, leaves image on White CS, color it with Copic Markers and cut it out.
  • Add Tangerine twine to jar, also some Star Dust Stickles. Add pumpkin image to your square piece with small pop dots. Add Crystal Lacquer to image.
  • Add Lace tape to basket, adhere basket to square panel with large dots to create a good 3D effect.
  • Mat square piece with a Fleur de Lis Square in Chocolate Brown CS. Adhere it to card. 
  • Add mini pearls to opposite corners.

Card recipe:
  1. Cardstock: White, Sweet Mango, Chocolate Brown (Gina K. Designs)
  2. Patterned Paper: Honey cake (My Mind's Eye)
  3. Stamps: Basket Additions (Gina K. Designs)
  4. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Walnut Stain Distress, Vintage Photo Distress, Old Paper Distress (Ranger Industries)
  5. Embellishments: Mini pearls (GKD), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Crystal Lacquer, Orange Satin Ribbon (LSS),  Tangerine Twine (The Twinery), White Lace Tape Ribbon (Love my Tapes)
  6. Accessories: Square Nestabilities, Fleur de Lis Square Nestabilites (Spellbinders), Small and Large Pop dots,  Sewing machine, Sponges, Copic Markers.

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Strength & Hope: I really love this set, Theresa will be donating all the proceeds of this set for the first month of sales, to cancer research. I think this set works for every single Cancer or Group Awareness. I really really love this and I am planning on making several in yellow color for the families with kids with Spina Bifida.
Also, I will make a card for my husband, who now is a Skin Cancer Survivor.

This is the card I made using Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Directions:
  • Make card from White cardstock.
  • Ink all edges. Cut a panel from Innocent Pink CS, mat this with 2 different types of Patterned Paper. Add stitches.
  • Stamp image on White Cardstock. Color it with Copic markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Labels Ten Nestabilities.
  • Trace the die onto Chocolate Brown CS to create the back for you white piece.
  • Stamp sentiment on White CS in Vintage Photo Distress. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Grommet Tag Dies.
  • Adhere image and sentiment to card. Add a couple of Silver brads to sentiment.
  • Add pearls.
  • Cover ribbon image with Crystal Lacquer and Add Star Dust Stickles to flowers.



Card Recipe:
  1. Cardstock: White, Innocent Pink, Chocolate Brown (Gina K. Designs)
  2. Patterned paper: Victoria Garden (Echo Park Paper)
  3. Stamps: Strength & Hope (GKD)
  4. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress, Worn Lipstick Distress (Ranger)
  5. Embellishments: Pearls (GKD), Silver brads (GKD), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)
  6. Accessories: Labels Ten Dies, Grommet Tag Dies (Spellbinders), Crystal Lacquer,  Sewing machine, Sponges


All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store

Now, are you ready for more inspiration?! Visit the DT blogs listed below and leave a comment for your chance to winGina will be choosing two winners from all the comments who will each win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual precut images!

Hope you like my projects!
Have fun hopping.

PS: Don't forget about the Card Drive for kids "United by Spina Bifida". More than $500.00 in prizes!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gina K. Designs Release Party Invitation Blog Hop

We are very excited to extend an invitation to Gina K. Designs October Release Party. We have a fun evening planned for you - chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets reveal, design team shares, and most importantly, at the end of the party you will be able to go shopping!

If you came from Emily's blog, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.

Here's a photo of one of the cards I will be sharing at the party.


I used Theresa's new set "Strenght & Hope". I will add all the details about this card soon :)

Hope to see you at the party, here are all the details:

Head on over to Jennie's blog to see what she's sharing with you today and see you back here on tomorrow for the beginning of our three day Inspiration Blog Hop series for October!

Hope you like my card!
See you tonight at the Release Party!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gina K. Designs Blog Hop: Card Drive for Kids!!


Hello my friends! I am glad you are stopping by. Join us for a Card Drive for Kids with Spina Bifida blog hop! Members of Gina K.'s Design Team have come together to host a hop where we will share with you cards we created for some very special kids! October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month and this is a good way to cheer up these awesome kids and their families.
You can find more details on this special cause over at StampTV.

If you came from Jennie's blog, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop and more information on the card drive.

This is the card I created for Tanner. I got inspired by the Sketch from CardPatterns

Directions:
  • Make card base from White Cardstock. A2 size
  • Cut a panel from Ocean Mist Cardstock. Mat this with a slightly smaller piece of Patterned Piece, ink all edges. Add a strip of blue PP and cut another with waves. Add straight and zig-zag stitches.
  • Stamp sentiment in Black Soot Ink.
  • Stamp image on White Cardstock in memento Tuxedo Black, color it with Copic Markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Circle Nestabilities.
  • Adhere it to card with Pop Dots.
  • Treat button with Lemon Drop twine. Add to card.
  • Add Star Dust Stickles to waves and whale spout.
 

 Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White. Ocean Mist (Gina K. Designs)
  • Patterned Paper: Yellow from Victoria Garden Collection (Echo Park Paper), Blue Stars from Blossom Soup Collection (Jillibean Soup), Blue dots from Honey cake Collection (My Mind's Eye)
  • Stamps: Make a Splash (Gina K. Designs)
  • Embellishments: Blue Button (GKD), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Lemon Drop Twine (The twinery)
  • Accessories: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pop dots, Copic Markers, Sewing machine
All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store.


Blog Hop Details:
  • Create a fun, uplifting card or cards for one or all the kids listed below (you can click on their names to read more about each of them). The card can be anything cheery, encouraging, supportive, etc.  Please DO NOT send sorry, get well or anything like that. Remember, we want to cheer them up. The kids:
    • Madison: 2 years old
    • Logan: 2 years old. (turning 3 on October 17th!!)
    • Tanner: 2 years old (turning 3 on December 15)
    • Rebekah: 9 years old
  • All cards need to have a message in it for the child/family.  Please also sign your name and where you are from.  On the card envelope, write the name of the child.  Please, don't seal the envelope, as the parents might want to read the cards before the kids see them.
  • Cards must be received by October 31st to be eligible for the drawing
  • You don't need to create new cards, if you have cards already made that will lift/cheer these kids up, send those ones :) 
  • Mail your card(s) to me along with a piece of paper with your name, address, e-mail address and blog (if you have one). This will help a lot to contact the winner a lot faster!: 
Giovana Smith 
Card Drive for Kids 
181 Perry Way 
Yakima, WA 98901 


You can see pictures and details of all the prizes HERE

Head on over to Emily's blog to see what she's sharing with you today!

Thanks so much for your support !
God bless.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thanks

Hello my friends! Second post today, wow, that doesn't happen every day. A couple of nights ago I colored this image, but I didn't have time to make the card and post it here, so here I go.
The image and sentiment are from Heartfelt Creations. I colored it with Copic Markers. I make this card very simple, other than coloring, super easy card.


I am submitting this card to Touch Twin Markers: Floral Challenge

Hope you like it!
 
PS: Don't forget about the Card Drive for kids "United by Spina Bifida". More than $500.00 in prizes!!

A Christmas Card.

Hello my friends!  Today I have another Christmas project for you, super simple and cute.

Heartfelt Creations Stamps and Store Products Used:
  • HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia  Pre-Cut Set.
  • HCPC 3428 Script Christmas Tree Pre-Cut Set.
  • Large Scallop Circle Neatbilities Dies.
  • Large Circle Nestabilities Dies.
  • Grand Calibur
  • White Brad

Other Products:
  • Cardstock: Olive (Core'dinations), White (GKD)
  • Patterned Paper: Jovial (BasicGrey)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo (Ranger Industries)
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, Sponges, Tape, Star Dust Stickles (Tanger)

Directions:
  • Die-cut and emboss (x2) scallop and standard circle.
  • Add a piece of Patterned Paper to a White piece, add zig-zag stitches. Stamp sentiment.
  • Adhere white piece to scallop ones. Create a card.
  • Stamp Poinsettia flowers on White Cardstock. Color them with Copic Markers : R27, R29, R35, R46. Cut them out and adhere Star Stickles to every edge. Mat flowers and add a brad.
  • Add Poinsettia flower to card.
For more inspiration and projects, please visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

PS: Don't forget about the Card Drive for kids "United by Spina Bifida". More than $500.00 in prizes!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wee Memories Challenge #72: Holiday Madness, sponsored by "Lawn Fawn Stamps"

Hello my friends! Welcome to another Wee Memories Challenge. This week our challenge is "Holiday Madness",  the holidays are coming fast, so make cards or creations for any holiday you wish!



Our wonderful sponsor is "Lawn Fawn" Stamps!! and the awesome prize is a $25.00 Gift Certificate.


This is the card I created:

Directions:
  • Make card from Cardstock.
  • Stamp bear, canes and sentiment on White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color them with Copic markers.
  • Stamp an extra bear and bow, color them with Copic Markers and cut them out.
  • Adhere bear to panel with Pop dots. Add bow.
  • Adhere Snowflake to card panel.
  • Add red and green mini rhinestones. Add drops of White Liquid Pearl.
  • Ink all edges with Old Paper Distress Ink.
  • Mat White panel with a piece of Red cardstock. Cut all edges with scissors.
  • Add Star Dust Stickles to candy canes.


Card recipe:
  • Cardtsock: Red, Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up), White (GKD)
  • Stamps: Pa-Rum-Pa-Rum-Pum (Lawn Fawn)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Old Paper Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Red Rhinestones, Light Green Rhinestones (Kaisercraft), White Pearl.
  • Accessories: Shaped scissors (Provo-craft), Pop dots, Liquid Pearls, Sponges, Sewing machine.
The deadline for this challenge is 11.59pm PST on Friday, October 21,  2011. For more details, some fabulous design team inspiration and to link up your projects, click here
Hope you like my card!
Have a great day!

PS: Don't forget about the Card Drive for kids "United by Spina Bifida". More than $500.00 in prizes!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

CSS Alumni: Card Drive for Kids Blog Hop!!


Hello my friends! Welcome to another CSS Alumni Blog Hop, this time some of the CSSA members are joining the "Card Drive for Kids-United by Spina Bifida" and making cards to send to these beautiful kids and/or their families. If you have arrived here from Deb's blog, you are in the right place, if not, please start from StampTVso you don't miss any of the wonderful and inspirational creations :)

The idea of this hop is to inspire you as well as help us and send cards to the kids.

Here are some of the details for the Card Drive:
  1. Create a fun, uplifting card or cards for one or all the kids listed below (you can click on their names to read more about each of them). The card can be anything cheery, encouraging, supportive, etc.  Please DO NOT send sorry, get well or anything like that. Remember, we want to cheer them up. The kids:
    • Madison: 2 years old
    • Logan: 2 years old. (turning 3 on October 17th!!)
    • Tanner: 2 years old (turning 3 on December 15)
    • Rebekah: 9 years old
  2. All cards need to have a message in it for the child/family.  Please also sign your name and where you are from.  On the card envelope, write the name of the child.  Please, don't seal the envelope, as the parents might want to read the cards before the kids see them.
  3. Cards must be received by October 31st to be eligible for the drawing.
  4. Mail your card(s) to me along with a piece of paper with your name, address, e-mail address and blog (if you have one). This will help a lot to contact the winner a lot faster!: 
Giovana Smith 
Card Drive for Kids 
181 Perry Way 
Yakima, WA 98901 

A complete list of the prizes can be seen and found HERE

I made a Girly card for Rebekah, she loves to be a Princess and this card I think fits her perfectly :)


Directions:
  • Make card from White Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Ink all edges. Cut a panel from White CS. (4" x 5.25")  
  • Die-cut rectangles pieces of Patterned Paper. Adhere them to panel and add stitches. Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Adhere panel to card base.
  • Stamp crown on White CS in memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Color crown with Copic Markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil image.
  • Mat image with a piece of Fleur de Lis Rectangle piece. Add to card with foam tape.
  • Add Clear rhinestones to crown.
  • Add Pearls to every corner and a bow to image corner.
  • Cover crown with Crystal Lacquer, set aside to dry.

Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Just Peachy (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Fairy Tales (Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: Butterfly Garden (Pink Paislee)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko).
  • Embellishments: Pearls, Clear Rhinestones, Ribbon.
  • Accessories: Square Nestabilities, Fleur de Lis Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scor-tape, Crystal lacquer, Pop Dots.
All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store.

Now, hop over to Joy's blog and see what she has created for this especial hop.

I want to thank all the wonderful ladies from CSS for helping me to spread the word about this cause and sending card to these beautiful kids. God bless you all!

With heartfelt sympathy

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great day, here is gray and rainy and gray and rainy, so you get the picture.
Last week one of my husband's co-workers loss his mom, it is always very painful when you lose somebody you love as a mom. So my husband asked if I had a Sympathy card ready to mail, but I didn't. I don't make sympathy cards, so I made this one.

Directions:
  • Make card from Ivory cardstock.
  • Emboss a piece of Ivory Cardstock, ink all edges. Mat this with a piece of Kraft Cardstock. Add zig-zag stitches. Adhere it to card.
  • Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Tie on ribbon and make a bow.
  • Stamp image onto Ivory Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color image with Copic Markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Labels Fourteen Dies.
  • Adhere image to card with Pop Dots.
  • Add Stardust Stickles to flowers.
Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory, Kraft (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Hugs and Prayers (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distres, Old Paper Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellsihments: White Ribbon, Stardust Stickles (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Embossing folder, Labels Fourteen dies (Spellbinders), Pop dots, Sponges.
I am submitting this card to:
  1. Touch Twin Markers: Florals
  2. Speedy The Cat's Friends: No Designer Paper.
Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

PS: Don't forget about the Card Drive for kids "United by Spina Bifida". More than $500.00 in prizes!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hope & Thanks!

Hello dear friends! Tonight I made a Pink card. The other day somebody asked me why I didn't talk much about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I got a bit surprise. I just want everybody to know I DO really care about people with Breast Cancer, in fact I have history of BC in my family and a couple of years ago I had to go and see if I had Breast Cancer, so please don't think I don't care about this. The fact of the matter is a lot of people talk about it, TV, magazines, radio, etc, everything is pink and I think is awesome and few or none talk about other things like Spina Bifida. My goal in life, not only every October, is that many people know what SB is and what to do. I have learned so much about this, not only in Medical school, but being around from people who has it, their families, struggles, stories and victories.

But this card is to honor all the ones that have had, are struggling it with or are going to be diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I honor all of them. It's always HOPE.

The stamps I used for this card are from Stampin' Up " Strength & Hope" The card is really pink, the picture shows it a bit "peachy color", I took the picture a bit late, I will try to post a better one tomorrow :)

  

 
I will give this card to my neighbor's mom who is a Breast Cancer Survivor. I do this every year as a Thank you  for all she has done and still does.
Hope you like it.
Have a great night.

PS: Don't forget about the Card Drive for kids "United by Spina Bifida". More than $500.00 in prizes!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Heartfelt Creations October Release "Classic Christmas Collection"

The Classic Christmas Collection  features 6 new pre-cut stamp sets that coordinate with the Heirloom Ornaments 2011 and the Labels Seven Spellbinders dies. The classic images in this collection are perfect "not only" for your Christmas projects but very versatile and you will find yourself using them throughout the entire year!

Here are the projects I created with this new release!

May the Blessings of the Lord Card


Directions:
  • Make card from White Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut out a panel from Green Cardstock, punch out side of panel.
  • Stamp tree onto Watercolor Paper in Tuxedo Black Ink, Stamp sentiment in Vinatge Photo Distress Ink.
  • Color tree with Watercolor Pencils. Color background as well. Ink all edges.
  • Mat punch panel and watercolor paper. Add stitches and adhere it to card.
  • Add Crush glass and dots of White Liquid pearl.
  • Make a bow and adhere it to card.
 
Heartfelt Creations Stamps used:
  • HCPC 3432 Magnificent Spruce Trees Pre-Cut Set.
  • HCPC 3434 Book Frame 2 Pre-Cut Set.

Other Products:
  • Cardstock: White (GKD), Textured Green (DCVW), Watercolor Paper (SU)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), VIntage Photo Distress (Ranger), Inktense Watercolor Pencils: Apple Green Leaf Green, Iris Blue.
  • Accessories: Seam Binding Ribbon (etsy), Crush Ice (smARTworks), Border Punch (Fiskars), Sticky tape (Love my Tapes), White Liquid pearls (Ranger), Aquash Brush (Pentel), Sewing machine, Sponges.


    Oh Holy night Card
Directions:
  • Make card base from Cranberry Tart Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Die-cut and emboss a piece of Ivory Cardstock using the largest die from Fleur de Lis Rectangle Nestabilities.
  • Stamp trees on Watercolor Paper in memento Tuxedo Black, color it with Inktense Watercolor Pencils.
  • Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil piece with Rectangle Nestabilities.
  • Mat die-cut pieces and adhere them to card. 
  • Add Liquid pearls and crush glass to trees and bottom image.
  • Make a bow with red tinsel and adhere it to card.


Heartfelt Creations Stamps and Store Products used: 
  • HCPC 3432 Magnificent Spreuce Trees Pre-Cut Set
  • HCPC 3430 Shepherd Scene Pre-Cut Set
  • Grand Calibur

Other Products used:
  • Cardstock: Cranberry Tart, Ivory (GKD), Watercolor paper (SU)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger), Inktense Watercolor Pencils: Apple Green Leaf Green.
  • Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, Rectangle Fleur de Lis Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Red tinsel (etsy), Crush Ice, White Liquid Pearl (Ranger)


The Everlasting Light Card

Directions:
  • Make card base from Ivory Cardstock. 5.25" square.
  • Mat Cranberry CS and Patterned Paper. Add straight and zig-zag stitches. Adhere ribbon around.
  • Stamp image on Watercolor paper in Tuxedo Black Ink. Color it with Watercolor Pencils.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil (with Old Paper Distress Ink) image with Square Nestabilities.
  • Die-cut and emboss a piece of Chocolate Brown CS with Fleur de Lis Square nestabilities. Mat pieces and adhere it to card.
  • Make a bow and adhere it to card.
  • Add Star Dust Stickles to star.


  • HCPC 3431 Nativity Scene Pre-Cut Set
  • Grand Calibur
  • Foam tape

Other Products:
  • Cardstock: Ivory, Cranberry Tart, Chocolate Brown (GKD), Watercolor Paper (SU)
  • Patterned Paper: Season Greetings (Echo Park Paper)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress, Old Paper Distress (Ranger), Inktense Watercolor Pencils: Mustard, Willow, Baked earth, Sun Yellow.
  • Accessories: Square Nestabilities, Fleur de Lis Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders). Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Sponges, Sewing machine, Ivory Satin Ribbon.
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Would you like to win the entire collection? Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by October 18 for a chance to win the entire release valued at $89.99.

Hope you like my cards!
Have a great day/night!

PS: Don't forget about the Card Drive for kids "United by Spina Bifida". More than $500.00 in prizes!!
 
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