Friday, March 5, 2010

If you were a Pixie, wouldn't you want to live here?

I absolutely loved this little Pixie Cottage stamp from the first time that I saw it, and I knew, if I were a pixie, I would want to live here. I think this little home would be nestled down in brambles, but somehow with glittery pixie dust scattered about. The mushrooms are from Sassy Studio Designs, and were perfect, since I could re-size them as a I needed ( and they are a steal for $1). They were colored with copics, cut out and then covered with Liquid Glass. I cut 2 layers of grass, using a Martha Stewart punch, and nestled the mushrooms between the layers.

This card is for the following challenges:
Pixie Cottage - sketch
Peachy Keen - yellow and green, with 3-d element
Quirky crafts - cute
Lexi's Creations - anything goes
Pollycraft - distressing
Spoon Full of Sugar - beads
Copics Colour Challenge - aqua, blue, yellow
Penny's Challenges- green
Quixotic Challenges - leaves
Simon Says - Girly
Stampavie and More - spring
Crafty Catz- Shades of Green
Cute Card Thursday - Lucky Green
Shirley's 2 Girls - green
Stamp Something- girly
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle - Sparkle
By the Cute and Girly - Spring is in the Air
Pile it On - Lucky Me

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This is as Close as I came to Laundry Today!

So, I'm on vacation, and it's snowy and cold outside- seems like the perfect thing to do is color! So this card is as close as I came to laundry today! Isn't she cute? This digi is from Isabella's Sketchbook. I love the vintage feel of her digi's! I used the sketch from Delightful Sketches. I colored her with copics, and then cut out the image. I used fabric as one of my mats and frayed the edges. The paper is Grace from CTMH (one of my favorite paper packs!). I added machine stitching around the layers, and made a flower from an old novel.
This is also for the challenges:
Flourishes for scallops.
Copic Colours Challenge - aqua, blue, buttercup

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Favorite Things

This is my entry for the MFT GDT-challenge for March. What a great challenge-to use text/sheet music paper on your design. I ended up using both. This card is so appropriate for this time of the year. Two friends are finally able to dine at the favorite outside cafe (because the snow has FINALLY melted). Live music is playing in the background. The flowers are beginning to bud - and one girl dresses a little safer- still in some warmer winter clothes, but the other girl is so GLAD spring is beginning to show, she has to wear a sundress! That is so like something I would do.

Anyhow, here are the deets for my card. I printed vintage sheet (from The Graphics Fairy) music onto cream cardstock, then printed Meet Me at the Cafe over that. I printed another copy of my digi onto Gina K. white CS, and colored with copics, and then cut out my image and glued it to the background piece. I paper pieced the plaid shirt and highlighted the shadows of it with copics. I stamped a branch on linen SEI paper, and added French knots, then made a flower from pages of an old book using Spellbinders blossom die, and spritzing it with Tattered Angels. My burgundy paper is SEI velvet paper, run through with a cuttlebug folder. I punched the scallop border, added some machine stitching in gold thread and added a bunch of pop dots. I really love how this card turned out.

This is also for the challenges at:
ABC - "P" Paper piecing
Digital Tuesday - Scallops
Flourishes - Scallops
Get Sketchy - spring

Monday, March 1, 2010


Please scroll down for the SSD blog hop and the Beary Scrap Project. Thanks!

I am so excited to say that I was asked to join Karen's Doodles United States Challenge Blog! I love her images - they are so adorable! Here is one of the cards that I made for my submission. This uses Time for Tea. The challenges will start a week from today- so mark it on your calendar - You're not going to want to miss this!

Check out my very talented team members:
Cindy Royal
Erin Bailey
Gini Cagle (that's me)
Jana Mays
Kelly Schelske
Lori Aragon
Lori Ng
Sandy Hulsart
Shana Dahl
Sheila Lygo
Tracy Jackson
Zoe McGrath

First Project for the Beary Scrap DT!

Hi, It's Gini here, and I am so excited to bring you my first project for the Beary Scrap DT!!!

If you can't guess from looking at my card, the theme this week is "Celebrations". Be sure to head to the Beary Scrap DT blog each day this week to check out my team members fantastic creations.

In honor of our first official week, I wanted to try a tear-bear. I had always been a little intimidated to make one of these cuties, but let me tell you....Kimm has these wonderful exclusive acrylic templates in the store, along with fabulous directions (both her booklet and on the Tear-Bear Blog). I was able to figure this out in a snap! She has the best mulberry papers (really nice and thick) along with great brushes to fluff.

My DP is from BG Sugar Rush, and the cupcake is cut from a sheet of BG Nook and Pantry (who says you can't mix paper collections!). I used Spellbinders labels 8 to cut my frame. I just hand cut the party hat, but added Flower Soft at the edge for texture (Remember there are tons of things you can use Flower Soft for other than flowers). The orange flower is a cutie from Prima.

Each day this week, my fellow team members will have their project to share, so be sure to check them out!

This is also for the spring challenge at Get Sketchy.

It's time for another Sassy Hop!

Welcome to March! and since it is the first of the month, you Sassy Girls out there know that it must be time for another release from SSD! Today, we are hopping to each of the Design Team's blogs - and you know how we love surprises??!!!! Well, hidden on 3 of the blogs are prizes - so be sure to leave some love at all the stops, because you don't know who will be giving away some Sassiness! We will also be chatting tonight on PCP from 7:00-9:00 PM EST.

Bet you'd like to see some cards! My first card uses Stamping Stella! I know every stamper out there is going to want this one!
I used the sketch from SFYTT and she is also for the challenge at Alota - Distressing

Next up is Lucy Leprechaun - You know you would feel sassy too, if you were sitting on a big pot of gold like that! (In case you are wondering I used gold Smooch to color the pot of gold).
For Lucy, I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers. She is also for the Alota challenge - distressing. At the Pink Elephant, the challenge is to Add Green.

Now here are the rest of my Sassy Sistahs - Remember, you need to leave comments with everyone, because you don't know who will be giving away what!

SSD Blog
Gini (you are here)
SSD Blog

See you tonight at PCP!