Merry Christmas – Day 3!

It’s Christmas Eve!  Hope you all have some wonderful plans this evening and tomorrow to celebrate the true Miracle of Christmas!

You can find all the parts of Merry & Bright (and all other digital freebies) right {HERE}!

Merry & Bright Pink Puffy Alpha:


*DOWNLOAD PINK PUFFY ALPHA HERE*


Merry Christmas and Enjoy!

Merry Christmas – Day 2!

Well, we are enjoying some lovely holiday weather – in the mid 70’s.  Gotta love Texa for that!  However, we are spending it al indoors with one super-sick kiddo!  Hopefully he will perk up with the help of some antibiotics – and we won’t spend Christmas with a trashcan by the couch!

Here is Day 2 of the Merry & Bright Kit! You can find all my digital freebies {HERE}!

Merry & Bright Elements:

*DOWNLOAD MERRY & BRIGHT ELEMENTS HERE*


Merry Christmas and Enjoy!

Life Is Good Blog Hop

Ok – this will be a short post as I am finishing up Christmas gifts for school.  However  – I just have to say this nearly killed me to not run ribbon or something across the middle of this card.  But since I do that EVERY time, I made myself resist.  But it was SO hard!!!

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For even more inspiration tonight with the Life is Good stamp set, check out these links:

Theresa Momber {Illustrator}
Jessica Fick
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger
Lee Murphy
Erika Martin
Emily Giovanni
Colleen Schaan

Cheri Weston {CSS designer}
Melissa Shultz {CSS designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS designer}
Geri Utterback {guest designer}
Brenda Turner {guest designer}
Linda Payne {guest designer}

The Life is Good discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is also a valuable resource for tips, samples, and tutorials. Theresa’s tip sheet and the Card Kit is available in the discussion as well.

And, finally stop by GinaK’s blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win today’s featured stamp set or another stamp set valued at $23.95 of your choice!

Lovely Shelf Blog Hop!

Today I bring you a few cards made with Nina Brackett’s Lovely Shelf.   If you were at the Release Party, you’ve seen these before, but with it being so close to Christmas – stamping time just doesn’t always come into the mix!

Be sure to stop by the other Design Team blogs linked at the bottom of this post – there is also a chance to win this set (or any other set by Nina Brackett)!

This first card is a simple one.  I laughed when I saw the one on Carolyn King’s blog during the release week – we had the exact same idea!

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And I do so love ivory and black together – such an elegant look….those pearls were a total pain to put on individually, but I love how it turned out!

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For even more inspiration with the Lovely Shelf stamp set, please visit these designer’s blogs:

Nina Brackett {illustrator}

Jessica Fick

Donna Baker

Theresa Momber

Emily Giovanni

Melanie Muenchinger

Lee Murphy

Peggy Wainman {CSS designer}

Cheri Weston {CSS Designer}

Vanessa Menhorn {Nina’s Guest Designer}

The StampTV Idea Center is also a valuable resource for tips, samples, and tutorials on how to use all of GinaK’s stamp sets. Check out the Lovely Shelf stamp set discussion HERE. The Lovely Shelf Card Kit information can be found there as well.

And, finally remember to check in on GinaK’s blog tonight to leave your comment on her Lovely Shelf post so that you can be entered to win Nina’s stamp set or any stamp set valued at $23.95 or less!

Stamp Castle Christmas Sale!

I’ve been making some quick candy bar *sleeves* for Christmas gifts for some of the staff at the boys’ school.  I love using the alphas from JustRite for this so we can customize anything!  I did these using Peppermint Bark Ghirardelli chocolate bars – my favorite!

This is the first of the ones I did.  I used the new 2 in square block on this one.  Not sure I am thrilled with the colors and all, but I’ve got others to show you over the next few days!  And I left room under the greeting so that the boys could sign their names…..

You can find out more on making the candy bar wrappers {HERE}!

justrite-12-09-1-ergjustrite-12-09-2-ergsupplies: 2 in Square Wood Stamper; Basic Grey papers;classic square nestabilities ; always artichoke ink; Pure Luxury Ivory Layering weight cardstock; hole punch; artichoke grosgrain ribbon from share.

And here’s the information on The Stamp Castle Sale:

EVERYTHING 20% OFF FOR A LIMITED TIME!


OFFER INCLUDES ALL NEW RELEASES TOO!

Enjoy!


Gina K Sneak Peek – Day 3

Today I bring you something made with the newest *Buy 3 Get 1 Free* set from Gina herself!  And as usual, it’s a must have!  I really love the sweet sentiments in this set – and I am sure you will too!  So here’s what I made with it!

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supplies: Sweetest Memories by Gina K Designs; Pure Luxury Cardstock in Fresh Asparagus, Rocket Red, and In the Navy ;Pure Luxury White Cardstock  base weight; Blossom Nestabilities; Classic Circle nestabilities; Basic Grey June patterned paper; twine; Pure Luxury Autumn Buttons; glue dots; Pure Poppy palette ink and Night of Navy marker;  and dimensionals.


For even more ways to use this fabulous stamp set, please check tonight’s featured Illustrator’s blog:

GinaK {Sweetest Memories}

Then, visit our Designer’s blogs participating in the previews tonight:

Enjoy!

Gina K Sneak Peek – Day 2!

Today I bring you a sample made with Theresa Momber’s newest illustrations!  This set is gorgeous!  I’ve always admired the way Theresa can do *mirrored* images when she stamps – and now I can do them using the stamps she made that way!  How cool!

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supplies: Life is Good by Theresa Momber for Gina K Designs; Pure Luxury cardstock in Cranberry Tart, Chocolate Kiss, and Fresh Asparagus; SU’s watercolor paper; niji waterbrush; 1/2 in pop dots; quickie glue pen; 2-way glue pen; Dazzling Diamonds glitter; dark chocolate palette ink; mellow moss, always artichoke, bashful blue and going gray reinkers; chocolate poly-twil ribbon; Blossom Nestabilities; Classic Circle nestabilities; and Basic Grey patterned paper.

For even more ways to use these fabulous stamp sets, please check tonight’s featured Illustrator’s blog:

Then, visit our Designer’s blogs participating in the previews tonight:

GinaK,
Carolyn,
Cathy,
Cindy,
Donna,
Emily,
Erika,
Jessica,
Lee,
Lynn,
Melanie,
Nina

We also have one of our special Center Stage Spotlight Designer joining tonight:

Gina K Sneak Peek #1!

Hello! Today I bring you a sneak peek from the newest set by Nina Brackett!  And this set is lovely! 😉

No really, it is!  Nina has some lovely images in this set as well as some of my all time favorite phrases!  I am a sucker for cute font phrases and these are fabulous!  I know they will be a staple in my stamping!

And check out the gorgeous shimmery cardstock Gina has added to the Pure Luxury line!  As well as these two fantastic colors!  I am so in love with them!  They are so spring-y!

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supplies: Lovely Shelf by Nina Brackett for Gina K Designs; Pure Luxury Ocean Mist, Creme de Menthe and Mother of Pearl; 1/2 in pop dots; SU scalloped border punch; Labels Eight Nestabilities dies; palette noir black ink; prima flower; Stampendous sparkle dots; koh-i-noor woodless pencils, OMS and blending stumps.


Melanie also has a fantastic set that is being previewed today – and it is absolutely adorable! Check out all the other Design Team member blogs for peeks at both of these sets!

For even more ways to use these fabulous stamp sets, please check tonight’s featured Illustrator’s blogs:

Then, visit our Designer’s blogs participating in the previews tonight:

We also have two of our special Center Stage Spotlight Designer’s joining us with samples as well: