Monday, December 31, 2012

Welcome 2013

Happy New Year! I made a quick card today so that I could post it tonight. I wish all of you a year filled with God's blessings. 
I made this card using the cute digi from Daydream Designs. The background was also from Daydream Designs. I softened it a bit by having a piece of vellum over the top of the birthday streamers and stars. I added the sparkly gold star and the gold beads for the JUGS Challenge.

I also entered this card in the Simon Says Stamp challenge for something "new". The stamp is new and the word new is on the image. 


Christmas is over....

Yes, Christmas is over and it was so busy that I never had a chance to post some of the last minute cards that I made. It was unbelievably busy for me this year and my list of "to do" was never completed. In fact I had a last minute order for 12 Christmas cards so I did not even have enough to send out to everyone. I do feel bad about that. Anyway - I did want to load the last few that I had made with a VERY brief description of each. 

This card was made using the ribbon wreath technique that I linked to earlier in the month. I am so glad that I got to make two! The stamp with the sentiment is from GKD called Merry Little Christmas. I love the simple red and white.

This next one was also made using GKD using Beyond Baskets and Holiday Basket. My embossing of the sentiment was crooked which irritated me but it went out anyway. Lots of cutting with this one.

These last two fun cards were made using Daydream Designs wonderful digis. These images were pre-colored which was wonderful for those last minute cards.

I will have a couple of more blog posts coming up in the next few days with some more great images from Daydream Designs. I also plan to have regular blog posts again now that the routine of life will resume next week.

Thanks for stopping, thanks for commenting!

Monday, December 17, 2012

CSS - Color Blog Hop - 12-17-12

It is another StampTV blog hop. This month it is a color combo challenge! That challenge was to use non-traditional Christmas colors with absolutely no red or green! You should have arrived from the fabulous blog of Melissa Shultz with what I am sure was a wonderful project!

The first card was simple to make although it took me a bit to come up with the look that I wanted. The camera did not show up the card like I had hoped so I will try to explain it. The main part of the card was Metallic Silver CS. The blue panel was GKD Pure Luxury In the Navy. I silver embossed the stamp and the sentiment from the City of David stamp set which was part of last month's Stamp TV kit. Behind the Wise Men is part of a silver doilie. I punched the star out of the blue. A simple card that has a powerful message.

I really like the way this card turned out. I used the Holiday Tags stamp set stamping the tag with brown. The card stock was GKD Vanilla and Chocolate. The DP was a piece that I had left over from a Jillybean Soup package that I got as a gift.  I also used the snowflake Cuttlebug folder, some brown  ribbon and some bright pink beads.   

I do want to apologize for the quality of the pictures, I love taking my card pictures outside but now it is dark too early so my light box has to do. I do not think the image is as crisp and clear as it is outside. Anyway - it is what it is.
Now hop on over to visit Sharri Seffens, for some more fabulous eye candy. If you want to start at the beginning or get lost along the way, just jump directly to the links for all of the wonderful creations on StampTV.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Friday morning (December 21), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Blessed Christmas!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Baby Jesus

I am finally making some more Christmas cards. This one is one of my favorites - kind of vintage and shares the message that is closest to my heart. The true message of Christmas.

I just had to purchase this stamp set from ODBD because I loved it right from the start. I used some distress inks and pen nibs to color it. And I had to use the sketch from ODBD too. The DP is from last years' Graphic45 Christmas paper pack. 

Thank you for taking the time to leave message. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Snowbaby Birthday

There is another birthday in our family. This is not really surprising since we have several birthdays a month! This card is already on it's way to Alaska!

Isn't this little snowbaby just too cute? I know that our little Kylie will love her and living in Alaska makes this the ideal image for her birthday. I used the delightful digis from Daydream Designs. I entered this card in the JUGS sketch challenge.

The background was the digi paper also from Daydream Designs. I found the balloon and cupcake stickers in my stash - gotta love those stash baskets! 

Thanks for stopping by for a visit - I hope you have a glorious day filled with God's Blessings.