Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Stamping Bazaar Guest Designer

I have always loved Marina Neira's designs - and now she has started her own line of digital/rubber stamps - The Stamping Bazaar. I was thrilled to be asked to be the guest designer for the month of September. My card today features Horus Roasting Marshmallows. So perhaps my Horus should have been Hortencia - but I wanted to use this little dragon for the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - which was to use the colors pink, green, brown and kraft. They are offering some great prizes, including some stamps/digis from TSB. I will have another adorable card to share with you next week!

Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - pink, green, brown, kraft
Friday Sketchers - sketch

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fall Fun Challenge with Flower Soft

Ready for a hop? How about a challenge too?

This week’s challenge – Use your is Fall Fun! Make a card using either Fall colors or a Fall theme.

We’ll be giving away TWO prize packages! One prize package will be given away on the blog hop and another will be chosen among people who make a card using Flower Soft and post it in the Splitcoast Gallery using the keyword FSC03. Both prize winners will be chosen and announced on the Flower Soft blog on September 22nd. The winner of the Splitcoast Gallery challenge will have their card featured on the Flower Soft Blog on September 24th!!!

If you didn’t start at the beginning of the hop please go to the beginning at the Flower Soft Blog.

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be a prize winner chosen randomly among the blogs. The prizes (one set for Splitcoast players and one set for the blog hop!) :

Moments in Time Stamp set Little Friend

Polar White

Ultra Fine Strawberry Flower Soft

Flower Soft Glue

Hi! Today I want to share with you a card for the Fall Fun Challenge we are having at Flower Soft. We would love to have you play along with us - just upload your card to Splitcoast Stampers and you could win your choice of 3 Flower Soft colors. Yummy!

I used the Smile stamp from Belles n Whistles. I made my tree limb by starting with a base of burgandy leaf trim, and then punching oak leaves from a Martha Stewart punch. Then the fun began - I pulled out all of my great fall colors of Flower Soft - Autumn, Russet Red and Bright Orange - and added it to some of my leaves.

Want even more inspiration? Do you like video tutorials? Make sure and visit
Flower Soft TV!

****Next on the hop is Linda Beeson

If you get lost, here is a complete hop list"

Flower Soft Blog -

Jeanne Streiff -

Vicki Garrett -

Gini Cagle -

Linda Beeson -

Dina Kowal -

Cibele Glazer -

Deb Felts -

Debbie Seyer -

Midnight Madness: sketch

Picture Challenge

We have a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon - to be inspired by this picture. You can use the colors, the animals, the textures - however it inspires you! We are also being sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear Stamps - so I used this cute little framed Giraffe for my card.

I had the Animal Grosgrain - zebra ribbon in white, but the black and white didn't match my card - so I colored it with my copics and airbrush. White ribbons are great for this! We hope you will have a chance to play along!

Get Sketchy: sketch

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vintage Week at the Beary Scrap

Hi! Today is my first day of Tuesday postings for the Beary Scrap! And I am getting to share one of my favorite styles of cards - Vintage! For you to understand how much I love vintage, you have to realize that before I was even 10 years old, I had an amazing collection of vintage clothes. I loved all of the gorgeous laces and handiwork - and I was absolutely over the moon for beaded purses and flapper dresses. So now, are you beginning to understand some of the influences in my work?

I used a stamp by Stampavie and papers by MME Laundry Line. (Can't you just see those papers being reminiscent of an old beaded evening gown?). After I colored my stamp with copics, I did the Cracked Glass technique over the top, to give a really aged look. I used Distress Ink over the top to get down into the cracks. Finally, to make it authentically vintage - I added a piece of antique lace and a mother of pearl button.

Thanks for looking!

Stampavie: sketch
JUGS: Cracked Glass
Sir Stampalot: All Distressed

Monday, September 13, 2010

Criss Cross Cards

Hi! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are nice and rested so you will be ready to get creative with Karen's Doodles! This week, we are challenging you to make a Criss-cross card. These are really not hard (here is the tutorial).

I used Little Helping Hands for my card. I think this would be the perfect little note to Get Well Soon. I hope you will give this a try!

Create4Fun Challenges: red,white, blue

Monthly Blog Hop Really Reasonable Ribbon - Setember

Welcome to this month's edition of the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop. We will be highlighting different ribbons from the store and you will have the chance to win our Ribbon of the Month kit! How awesome is that? If you have been following the ribbon path to get here, you should have arrived from Kym's blog. If you just stumbled upon this hop, then you will want to go back to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings to start. Be sure to leave a little love at each team member's post to be eligible to win this month's kit.

For my card today, I used this adorable stamp from Belles n Whistles - Princess Tales. I thought she was deserving of some of my most girlie-girl ribbons. I love the pink glittery ric-rac (doesn't every princess need sparkle and pink?). I added crocheted lace to the side and ruffled it by simply using a piece of Scoretape along the back and pleating the lace as I laid it down. Finally, I used some Cotton Candy Baker's twine on my button. The papers are from Webster's Pages.

So, I guess it's time to get hopping to the very talented Amber's Blog. I know she will have something fantastic to share with you.

Here is a blog hop list for you, just in case you get lost along the way.

Gini (You are here)
Trudy Sjolander

Papertake Weekly - sketch
Artful Inkables- Distressed Out
Creative Inspirations - Lace and Sparkle
Cuttlebug Challenge - birthday and layers
Wild Flower Wednesday - scallops and buttons
C.R.A.F.T. - pastels
Creatalicious - vintage
Stamp and Create - pearls and gems