Monday, February 28, 2011

A winner and a fun card

Hi everyone!  I have a winner for my blog candy post.  Thank you to everyone who left me such wonderful comments.  I enjoyed reading each and every one!!

Here are your sets:
  • Set 1: 42
Timestamp: 2011-02-28 18:13:40 UTC

BTW, changed the way their site works and I can't figure out how to post the entire thing anymore.  Now numbers are called "sets"???  Anyway, the lucky commenter is #42!!
Blogger Cassandra said...
Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy - so sweet of you! Thanks also for all the inspiration you share!
February 26, 2011 11:06 AM
Congrats Cassandra!  Please send me an email (info on my sidebar) with your address and I will send the goodies off to you asap!

I also have a card to share using the fun Echo Park On The Record collection.  L.O.V.E. this collection, such fun papers and stickers.  I used the Gina K stamp set, Gleefully Yours and stamped the image and sentiment directly to the pattern paper and accented the image with 2mm and 3mm green rhinestones.  The yellow rose and black border at the bottom are stickers from the Elements Stickers page.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day and I will leave you with a close up picture.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Gleefully Yours (Gina K Designs)
Ink -Black Onyx (Versafine)
Paper - Pure Luxury Kraft cardstock, For the Record "Newsprint Paper" by Echo Park
Accessories - For the Record "Element Stickers" by Echo Park, 2mm and 3mm peridot rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), burlap string (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)


Friday, February 25, 2011

Some blog candy

Hi everyone!  I have a couple extra magazines and some bling that need a good home.  Just leave me a comment for a chance to win -you don't have to become a follower or anything.  Just tell me hi!

I have an extra Paper Creations Spring 2011 issue (I am lucky enough to have 8 cards in there!):

and Creating Keepsakes February 2011 issue:
I also have a couple baggies of some purple bling and from Pizzazz Aplenty (I had some extras)!  They are:
 -5mm Purple rhinestones (60 pcs)
-4mm Purple rhinestones (75 pcs)
-2mm Lavender pearls (100 pcs)
-Gel picker tool

I will chose a random commenter and post the winner on Monday morning.

I'll leave you with a sweet card using Gina K's Sent With Love StampTV kit card and the fun Bo Bunny, Crazy Love 6x6 pad.  P.S. this card uses the 3mm Topaz rhinestones (and 6mm in the button) from Pizzazz Aplenty!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Card Deets:

Stamps - Sent with Love (Gina K Designs)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - Vintage Cream and Blushing Bride cardstock (PTI and SU!), Crazy Love 6x6 paper pad (Bo Bunny)
Accessories - Brown satin ribbon, 3mm and 6mm Topaz rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Spellbinders Rectangle Nestabilities LG and SM, Copic Sketch markers, Scor-Pal, Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provo Craft), Pink button (PTI)


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Some VERY exciting news!!

Hi everyone!  I am so so so excited - I MADE THE SPELLBINDERS design team!  Seriously, someone PINCH me!!  If you follow my blog, you know that I LOVE Spellbinder dies and use them on almost every card I make.  To be on this team is such an honor and a dream come true!!

2011 Spellbinders™ Design Team!

Kimberly Crawford
Tonya Dirk
Christine Emberson
Judy Hayes
Lesley Langdon
Tina McDonald
AJ Otto
Windy Robinson
Gloria Stengel
Shanna Vineyard
Michelle Woerner -this is me!!!!!
Latisha Yoast

So, in honor of Spellbinders, I have a card to share using the Gina K Designs stamp set Lovely Labels 2.  This set is designed to coordinate with the Nestabilities Labels 14, 15 and 16.   The pattern paper and trims are from Webster's Pages, Sweet Season collection.
Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing in my news.  I will leave you with a close up picture.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Lovely Labels 2 (GKD)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, black
Paper - White and Sweet Blush cardstock, Sweet Season 6x6 pad (Webster's Pages)
Accessories - Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 14 (S4-290), Prima and mulberry flowers, trims, stickles, frond punch, 2mm and 3mm green rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), corner rounder


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

So Blessed

Hi everyone!  I have a quick post for you all today.  Lots going on in the Woerner household, we bought a 42" flat screen TV and there is alot of excitement around here!  Yeah, I finally decided to upgrade from the 27" old one I had from college.  lol!

My card uses something old and something new.  I used the fabulous older Verve set, Just for You and my brand new MME, Stella Rose "Hazel" 6x6 pad.  The rhinestone flourish is from Zva Creative from one of their flourish packages, but I cut it up and changed the rhinestone arrangement to fit my card.  The small flower accents are from a tiny flower punch that I "curled" using my stylus tool.
Thanks for stopping by and I will leave you with a close up picture.

Card Deets:
Stamps - Just For You (Verve Stamps)
Ink - Ranger distress ink Vintage Photo
Paper - Vintage Cream cardstock, Stella Rose "Hazel" 6x6 pad (MME)
Accessories - Classic circle nestabilities (Spellbinders), crystal flourish (Zva Creative), teal crocheted trim (my stash), sewing machine, Scallop trim border punch (SU!), pink mulberry flower (Recollections by Michael's)


Friday, February 18, 2011

Friends with Flair

Hi everyone!  Today I am joining in with the Unity's Friends with Flair blog hop!  There is a master list of all the 50 designers participating in the FWF this week, so take a lookie at the Unity Blog for links to everyone playing today.

My card uses the fabulous stamp set and October 2010 Kit of the Month, Take Time to Laugh.  I colored in the letters lightly to coordinate with the pattern paper.  The AMAZING paper is from Webster's Pages, Sweet Santa.  I love that you can use it for more than Christmas!  I always seem to forget to use the images on the paper AS an image on my cards.  I love the vintage-y look of this and have to do it more. 
The gorgeous flowers are from Prima (of course) and I used a touch of silk ribbon and memory thread to embellish them.  I created the pattern paper circle frame using the Spellbinder circle dies. You can see an example of how I made the circle frame in this blog post.  The photo of my card was removed for publication, but the picture of the Nestabilities is still there.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!  I'll leave you with a close up picture.

Card Deets:

Stamps - Take time to laugh (Unity Stamp Co)
Ink - Early Espresso (SU!)
Paper - Vintage Cream and pear pizazz cardstock, Sweet Santa PP 6x6 pad (Webster's Pages)
Accessories - Standard Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pearls in Latte (Kaiser Craft), 1/4" silk ribbon in blush (May Arts), Fairytale roses in coral and Trellis Roses in Coral rose (first 4 items can be purchased at Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Memory thread in Dark Ecru (DMC), Copic markers, Frond punch (Martha Stewart), Stardust Stickles (Ranger),


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gina K sneak peaks day 4: Framed Greetings

Hi everyone!  Welcome to day 3 of the Gina K Designs February release sneak peeks!  AND it's release day!!!!

Today we are previewing the last set, the One Free with Three set, Framed Greetings.  The 1 Free with 3 set means you get this set free if you order 3 or more sets from the store.  Coolness!  I LOVE this set!  It's image coordinates with the Spellbinders Labels 16 -which is my FAVORITE Labels set right now!!  This set has the labels frame image and 4 awesome sentiments.
I stamped the image and colored it with copic markers to match the pattern paper.  I stamped the butterfly 2 times and popped it up.  I colored clear rhinestones with the same rust color marker (E07) as the image frame -love everything all matchy matchy.  Oh and I tried sewing around my circle again, only this time I failed -lol!  I sewed right off the circle 3 times, pfft.  I need more practice I guess. 

Here are the GKD girls who have previews for you today.  Be sure to check them out and don't forget to comment for a chance to win this stamp set Gina is a set away to 4 random lucky commenters!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you tonight at the release party which starts at 7-10 pm CST, over at StampTV.  There will be lots of fun chatting, challenges, contest questions and full set reveals!!

I'll leave you with a close-up picture.
Card Deets (Birthday Wishes):
Stamps - Framed Greetings
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - Pure luxury Ivory cardstock, Seaside 6x6 paper pad (Kaisercraft)
Accessories - Standard and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Saffron grosgrain ribbon (SU!), burlap string, copic markers, Swiss Dots embossing folder, sponge  


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gina K sneak peeks day 3: Live Life Loud and Christ is Risen

Hi everyone!  Welcome to day 3 of the Gina K Designs February release sneak peeks!  Today we are previewing two sets, Live Life Loud and Christ is Risen.  First up, Live Life Loud.  This is a super fun set illustrated by Tami Mayberry.  It has 8 images and 4 sentiments.  I have to say, this is the perfect set for all those tweens out there!

For my card, I went SUPER CAS.  I easily could have omitted the white matting and made it a 1 layer card.  I stamped the square outline image in Versamark and stamped the 2 other images and sentiment directly over it.  Gina's stamps are cling mounted red rubber, so for perfect placement of images, I always use a Stamp-a-ma-jig -truly a life saver!!
Next, we have Christ is Risen.  This amazing set is illustrated by Nina Brackett and has 4 images and 9 sentiments.  For my card, I stamped the image with purple pigment ink and embossed it with clear EP.  I highlighted the wings with a pale yellow copic marker and accented the image with tiny yellow rhinestones.  IRL the rose matches the purple ink perfectly, but for some reason the picture makes it look much darker.
You know, in looking at my cards I notice that I used kraft cardstock on both and I didn't use pattern paper on either one.  The funny thing is I made these cards on different days!  Funny how that happens.

Here are the GKD girls who have previews for you today.  Be sure to check them out and don't forget to comment for a chance to win these stamp sets!!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow for Day 4 of previews AND be sure to come by the release party which will be tomorrow night (Thursday) from 7-10 pm CST, over at StampTV.

I'll leave you with a couple close-up pictures.

Card Deets (You rock):
Stamps - Live Life Loud
Ink - Versamark, chocolate chip, baja breeze
Paper - White and Kraft cardstock
Accessories - White satin ribbon (Basics ribbon), copic markers, 2mm -3mm and 4mm clear rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty)

Card Deets (Rejoice):
Stamps - Christ is Risen
Ink - Purple Hydrangea (VersaMagic chalk ink)
Paper - Kraft, Black and White cardstock
Accessories - Yellow ribbon (Martha Stewart), 2mm and 3mm gold rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Copic markers, clear embossing powder, Upper Crest border punch (Fiskars) 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gina K sneak peeks day 2: Little Critters and Chocolate Bunnies

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 2 of the Gina K Designs February release previews!  Today we are previewing two sets, Little Critters and Chocolate Bunnies!  First up is Little Critters, this fun set is illustrated by Theresa Momber, and has 6 images and 5 sentiments.  These images are just darling and I am completely IN LOVE with the mushroom images.

My little froggie card is pretty simple.  I stamped the image on white cardstock and colored him with copic markers to match the colors in the pattern paper.  I cut out both the frog and the mushroom cap.  A couple silver pearls and some burlap string are the finishing touches.  I decided to take advantage of a rare sunny day and take my pictures outside.
Next we have the adorable Chocolate Bunnies set illustrated by Asela Hopkins.  This sweet little set has 4 images and 5 sentiments and is perfect for those Easter cards.  I stamped the little bunny in brown ink, lightly outlined him with copic markers and cut out.  The sentiment is from the set previewed yesterday, Basket Blessings.  Lots of sewing on this little circle card.  Seriously, I need more practice as it took me forever to sew around that circle -lol!
Here are the GKD girls who have previews for you today.  Be sure to check them out and don't forget to comment for a chance to win these stamp sets!!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow for Day 3 of previews.  AND be sure to come by the release party which will be Thursday evening (7-10 pm CST), over at StampTV.

I'll leave you with a couple close up pictures.
Card Deets (frog):
Stamps - Little Critters
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - White and Kraft cardstock, Once Upon a Springtime 8x8 pad (Graphic 45)
Accessories - Standard Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders),burlap string in Natural (May Arts), copic markers, silver pearls (Recollections by Michael's), Word window and scallop trim edge punch (SU!), Die-namics medium scallop die (MFT) 

Card Deets (bunny):
Stamps - Chocolate Bunnies
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - White cardstock, Fine and Dandy "Tickled Pink" 6x6 pad (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories - Standard Circles and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), silver cord (May Arts), Fairytale Rose in Teal (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), rhinestones, Copic markers 


Monday, February 14, 2011

Spellbinders Nestabilities, Basics and Beyond blog tour

Hi everyone!  Today I have a very special post!  I am thrilled to participate in the Blog Tour to review the fabulous new book: 

I have to say, this book is fabulous!  It has a little bit of something for everyone filled cover to cover with 15 amazing projects.
The book itself is divided into 4 main categories: Baby, Birthday, Christmas and Life Moments.  In addition to the projects, there are 6 pages of step by step instructions outlining special techniques and "did you know" tips throughout. This book will appeal to every level of paper crafter!

Each person in the blog tour was asked to review a project, and I was asked to review Retro Birthday, made by Kim Crawford.  You can find this project starting on page 22.
What I love most about this project is the use of circles.  Circles are so diverse!  They can be used on masculine or feminine cards and can be clean and simple or elaborate.  Kim chose to go with a neutral background combined with pops of colors.  The white circle frames around each color adds the perfect amount of POP and they are easy to make with any Circle Nestabilities.

Isn't the pinwheel cupcake topper just darling?  I think it could be used for lots of other projects as well.  They look complicated to make, but actually are pretty easy if you follow the 3 steps using Classic Square Nestabilities on page 6.  I love how she dressed up the party favor bag using the same circles and papers -what a great way to use those little "extras" you always seem to have after making a card!

I was so inspired by the project that I created a birthday card of my own.  This Wednesday is my son's 7th birthday (happy birthday Daniel), and I made this for him.  I used the white circle frames and accented the card with tiny rhinestones and the small circle centers of the frame.  The darling dinosaur (which are still a hit at this house) is from the Dino-Mite set by Gina K Designs.  I created the circles and frames using the Standard Classic Circles LG (S4-114) and SM (S4-116).
Be sure to check out the events page of the Card Maker magazine website to see the locations of the blog tour for the rest of the week! 

Once again, the link to purchase the book is HERE.  The book is available in print form AND as a digital download!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Dino-mite (Gina K. Designs)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - Crumb Cake, White, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip cardstock (SU!)
Accessories - Standard Classic Circles LG (S4-114) and SM (S4-116) Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Tiny Twinkles rhinestone wheel (Taylored Expressions), Copic markers, Swiss Dots embossing folder, 1/4" chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon (SU!)


Saturday, February 12, 2011

CASEing Charlene!

Hi everyone!  I am the guest Challenge Hostess for this week's SCS Featured Stamper challenge -how fun!!  This week we honor my friend and stamper extraordinaire, Charlene!  Her SCS name is Willow01 and her gallery is full of amazing cards, I hope you have a chance to play along!  I cased this cutie card, You are Simply the Best.  I love the little trio of paper flowers on the side.  WHAT! I can't believe I forgot to add those to my card!  lol!

My card uses Technique Tuesday's cutie set, Long Stemmed Sentiments.  The flower blooms and vase are stamped and cut out.  The sentiment is from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages.   I just love the (new to me) Labels 16 and I thought it's shape was the perfect for this card.  The papers are from Graphic 45, their new Once Upon a Springtime collection (you can get these both at the Stamp Simply Ribbon store).  I have to say, G45 isn't always my style, but there are lots of fabulous prints in this 8x8 pad -I really like it!!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll leave you with a close up picture.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Long Stemmed Sentiments (Tech Tuesday), Mega Mixed Messages (PTI) 
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Vintage Cream, Once Upon a Springtime collection (Graphic 45) 
Accessories - Labels 16 Nestabilities die by Spellbinders, Copic markers, ribbon, Scallop trim border punch, Hawaiian Shores grosgrain ribbon (PTI), tiny twinkles rhinestone wheel (Taylored Expressions)


Friday, February 11, 2011

Anything is Possible

Hi everyone!  I have another card showcasing one of Verve's older stamp sets, Starstruck.  This set has 9 sentiments and 7 star related images!  Love this set! 
I used Crate Paper's Restoration 6x6 paper for this card.  Speaking of Crate Paper, I saw their new papers at CHA and can I just say -WOWEEEE, you will LOVE!  But I digress, I used Verve's Vintage Oval Frame die for the sentiment and see how I stamped a couple of the star swirls on the yellow background paper?  So fun.  I accented each little star with a tiny rhinestone.  Finally, I love how the dark brown ribbon really makes the bright blue mulberry flower POP!  Sigh... such fun colors.

Oh and be sure to check this out!.  There will be a blog tour next week showcasing the amazing new Spellbinder's book from DRG Publications!  And I am honored to kick off the tour on Monday!

I will leave you with a close up picture.  Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies Used:
Stamps - Starstruck (Verve Stamps)
Ink - Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Paper - white, kraft cardstock (PTI), Restoration Collection 6x6 pad by Crate Paper
Accessories - Scallop Trim punch (SU!), brown wrinkled ribbon (May Arts), Vintage Oval Frame die (Verve Stamps), Tiny Twinkle rhinestone wheel (Taylored Expressions), Cherry blossom stem flower in blue (Wild Orchid Crafts)


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Virtual Party for Gina K

Hi everyone and welcome to a very special blog hop!  Today is Gina's birthday and YOU are invited to her Virtual Birthday Party!  Each of her DT's blog features some part of the birthday experience.  Hop around to see the amazingly creative projects the team created to honor Gina on her special day!  If you came here from Theresa's blog you are on the right track, otherwise you can head over to Carolyn's blog to start at the beginning.

I brought the GIFT TABLE to the party!!  Check out this assortment of gifts!  Totally cute, huh? All these boxes are in kraft, think of the stamping possibilities -LOL!
Photo from The Packing Source.
My birthday card for Gina uses the Sent With Love Stamp TV kit.  The cake image is sooo fun and whimsical, I thought it would be perfect to pair with the MME Fine and Dandy, Tickled Pink paper.  I colored the cake with both Copic markers as well as Sakura glitter pens.  For my layout, I used an old Card Patterns sketch (late again).
Please join us in wishing Gina a Happy Birthday by hopping along. AND how about someone taking home a party favor?  If you head on over to Gina's Blog and leave her some birthday love, we will chose TWO lucky people to receive a FREE stamp set!"

The next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented Asela!  

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!  I'll leave you with a close up picture of the cake.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Sent with Love (Gina K Designs)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Pure Luxury White cardstock, MME Fine and Dandy "Tickled Pink" paper pad
Accessories - Copic markers, Aqua rhinestones (KaiserCraft), 3mm Cranberry rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty). EK Success border punch, Classic Circle L/S Nestabilities (Spellbinders), white grosgrain ribbon