Wednesday, November 4

First Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Blog Hop!!

Welcome to our first Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Blog Hop!

Jessica Fick, the Design Team Coordinator for GinaK Designs has issued a challenge to all of the past and present team CSS team members to make a Christmas card with one of these sketches:

We know you're going to LOVE what everyone has designed for us tonight!

Here is my creation. I started my card with a piece of White Pure Luxury CS, Then I added a piece of RocketRed Pure Luxury and some of the pretty digital paper from Vintage Holly (by Emily Giovanni) Using my Colluzle I cut a piece of Red and White Pure Luxury CS. I stamped the image using Real Red Ink ans colored it with Prismacolor Pencils. The ribbon and buttons are from Holiday Collection. I used some Pure Luxury Gold Cording in the buttons. The sentiment was stamped in real Red on White Pure Luxury CS. The back piece of CS is All Spruced Up

Now, here are the links for GinaK's Current CSS Team Members:

Deb Felts
Diana S. Queen
Karen Knegten
Melissa Cash
Sharri Seffens
Sue VanDeVusse

and the links for all of the past CSS Design Team members participating:

Brenda Turner,
Carla Suto,
Carolina Buchting,
Charlene Merrick,
Dawn Lusk,
DeeMarie Kelemen,
Geri Utterback ,
Giovana Smith, You are Here
Janice Melton,
JenMarie Taylor,
Jennie Harper,
Joy Hadden,
Kay Simmons,
Linda Payne,
Lori McAree,
Melisa Waldorf,
Pam Imholz,
Selma Stevenson,
Shannon Bracken,
Shelly Wilson,
Sue Walsh,
Tina Gilliland

Some of GinaK's Senior Design Team Members and Illustrators wanted to get in on the fun tonight too:
Gina K
Asela Hopkins
Carolyn King
Cindy Lawrence
Jessica Fick
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger

along with Nina Brackett's Guest Designer: Lisa Hjulberg

All of these gorgeous cards from the entire team will be added to the StampTV gallery throughout the next few days with the tag cssjf1 (which stands for center stage spotlight jessica fick 1)

These sketches are also our sketch challenge for this week, so be sure to check out all the information in the discussion in our Challenge group over on StampTV Thursday morning. We'd love to see your cards with the sketch too!

Have fun hopping!!
Hope you like my card.


  1. Giovana, I adore your card! Thank you so much for taking the time to hop with us! Those Christmas bells are so pretty!!!

    {Feel better soon}

  2. OMG, it's after 11pm and I have to get up at 5AM and here I am hopping LOL. gorgeous cards!!!!

  3. Very pretty Giovana! Don't you just love this set? Those bells are just perfect! Great job, sweetie!

  4. Greta card Giovanna! Hope your feeling better soon!

  5. Very beautiful!!! I hope you are feeling better.

  6. Beautiful Giovana ....hope you feel better soon

  7. Love the bells. I always like your creations. They are so cheerful.

  8. gold thread on the buttons is just the right touch!

  9. Adorable card!!! Hope you're feeling much better today!

  10. So pretty, I love the soft coloring effect you used with the bells.

  11. This is so pretty! Love you use of the buttons.

  12. Beautiful card, Giovana! I love the bells and the buttons!

  13. Very pretty card Giovana. Get well wishes.

  14. Great card. Love the buttons and bells.

  15. Beautiful, Giovanna! I love the soft pinks and golds you used! Hope today finds you better! Take care!

  16. I almost made a card using these bells too Giovana!! I love how you colored them, your card is beautiful!!

  17. This is beautiful Giovana! Love the bells and the buttons you have for the embellishments! Fab design :o) Happy B'day again..

  18. You're doing a great job on your English! You should be proud. I love your work!

  19. Lovely job on your card Giovanna. I love those bells! SO much fun.

  20. So pretty! I love the way you colored the bells!

  21. Great card! I love the way you stamped the bells in red - it really makes the gold coloring glow!

  22. Giovanna, This is so pretty! The bells are awesome!

  23. Those bells are about my favorite Christmas image and your displayed them beautifully. TFS!

  24. Ohhh the buttons and bells are such a fun design!!!

  25. I love the bells and the ribbon! and your layout is wonderful!

  26. Great card--love the buttons!

  27. Giovana, this is gorgeous...elegance at it's finest!

  28. Beautiful! love those buttons too!

  29. Giovanna...very beautiful card! It has a soft wintry look. I love it! ;D Diana

  30. Giovana- wonderful card, and great job on the bells. I am having trouble with getting the bells to look the way they are in my brain!