Friday, January 21, 2011

Please Help Me Win!

I love Cosmo Cricket and when I saw that I was in the top 10 for a spot on their DT, I was ecstatic! But I need your help - I am asking for my friends and followers to go to the Cosmo Cricket blog and vote for me. There is a poll on the right side of the page - all you have to do is check Gini Cagle. The voting only goes until Tuesday night.

Vote Here -for - Gini Cagle

Thursday, January 20, 2011


I can't tell you how excited I was to receive an email from Spellbinders saying that I won their grand prize from their Winter Release To Die For Blog Frenzy! I really drooled on my computer every day of previews - there was not a single day that I wasn't crazy over - and just look at what I won! Thank you so much Spellbinders for your generosity!

Gini’s prize includes the following, worth over $800!!
• All new die templates revealed during the Spellbinders Paper Arts To DIE For!! Blog Frenzy!!
• A Grand Calibur™ die cutting machine!!
• The balance of the new release die templates being revealed at the 2011 Winter Craft and Hobby Show on January 29, 2011!

I thought I would share a project that I made using Spellbinders/and Heartfelt Creations Dies (which are manufactured by Spellbinders). I've had this shabby and vintage child's dress form for years, and decided that she should be dressed with a Kraft Paper Apron. The flower, the polka-dots, the lace trim and the sash were all made using these dies. And even the center of my dots were embossed with Spellbinders Impressabilities. I can't wait to get my new dies and see what fun projects I can come up with! Thank you again Spellbinders!
HC Decorative Butterfly-Border Die
HC Perfect Petals Die
HC Perfect Petal Medley Stamp Set

Renaissance Hearts Border


Standard Circle Small

Flourish Impressabilities

The Kraft Journal: Family (Memories of baking with my Great -Grandmother)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Flower Soft Hop - $50 Prize!

This week the Flower Soft girls are sharing some creations with using the new Flower Soft products that are being released. Our challenge this week is an easy one - Anything Goes with Flower Soft.

Entries must be uploaded to the SCS gallery and use at least one Flower Soft product (Flower Soft, toppers, stamps) to be eligible to win. Please use the keyword FSC21 and flowersoft (one word) when uploading to the gallery so we can find your project. Comments and challenge entries will be accepted until 6:00am CT on February 4th. Notice that we are changing the challenges to every other week.

Are you ready for the prize? Are you sitting down? The winner from the comments on the hop and the winner of the challenge will each win a $50 Flower Soft gift certificate!

I love the new toppers that we are introducing - Die Cut Dimensions - Wild Flowers. These sheets cut with all of the fancy cuts already made for you- You just pop out the flowers, shape them a little with your fingers and you have instant and gorgeous dimension. I also added some of the Peony Pink Flower Soft to the centers. I stamped my sentiment and the background paper using stamps from Heartfelt Creations ( Elegante Border and Swirl HC-225a and sentiment HCPC 3312 Uplifting Scriptures )

My second project today uses Ultra fine Neon Orange. I also placed this cute little snail on a bed of grass made from one of our newest colors, Meadow. The stamp set is Snail Mail from Our Craft Lounge.

Want even more inspiration? There is a new episode of Flower Soft TV every Friday. To register for announcements, contests and specials at Flower Soft TV go to and then click green "REGISTER" button.

Now if you are ready to hop on, please head toward my talented friend Linda's blog and be sure to share some love along the way!

The Hop starts at the Flower Soft Blog -

Flower Soft Blog
Vicki Garrett
Jeanne Streiff

Deb Felts
Dina Kowal
Debbie Seyer
Gini Cagle
Linda Beeson
Cibele Glazer

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Wednesday! What a great day of the week. Not only is it hump day, but it's also the day that I get to share some of my latest Heartfelt Creations with you! If you would like to see more inspiration and how-to's , please visit the HC blog each Wednesday.

HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly/Border Die

HCPC 3360 Exotic Fuchsia Pre-cut Set

Spellbinders Lacey Circles Decorative Elements

Spellbinders Standard Circle Large

Spellbinders Standard Circle Small

Dew Drops

Other: Copics YG01,YG03, YG05, YG07, R81,R83,R85.R87, V12, V15, V17

Basic Grey Sugar Rush DP

Stamp fuchsia cluster onto white paper twice. Cut one out with a Small circle, color the other and cut out. Adhere the colored image onto the white circle. Back with a larger dark pink circle, and a pink lacey circle. Cut two fancy corners from the butterfly/border die set and glue behind the circles. Assemble card as shown.

Baby Card 6 x6

329E Arlene’s Shoes

HCD 702 Decorative Border/Butterfly Die

Other: Webster’s Pages DP and ribbon, Pearls

Stamp Arlene’s Shoes onto white cardstock and to the polka-dotted DP. Color the booties stamped on the white paper and cut out the shoes only. Color the flowers directly onto the polka dot paper. Adhere the booties with a dimensional adhesive. Cut an oval on the main DP and adhere the bootie image using foam tape to make a recessed window. Add ribbons, diecuts and pearls to finish.

Card Patterns: Sketch 98 (fuchsia card)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Beary Scrap - Friendship or Love

It's time for a new challenge at the Beary Scrap and for the next two weeks we want to see Friendship/Love in your projects. Since that's the theme, you know I had to use Echo Park's Be Mine collection. I think by now, I am their's - LOL! The stamp is from JustRite Stampers and was colored with Copics and inked with Worn Lipstick Distress ink. I sewed some button hole trim on canvas and colored it with Glimmer Mist. I made my paper ruffle by scoring (on my Scor-pal) every half inch on black cardstock, gluing ribbon along one edge with Scor- tape and then pleating it.

Thanks for looking - you have until January 31st to play along.

JustRite: Scoring

Monday, January 17, 2011

Belles n Whistles - Anything But Winter!

I think we have the right idea over at Belles n Whistles - We are all getting sick and tired of all this snow and cold weather! So our challenge to you is to show us anything other than winter.

I made a very cheerful, and springy card using Kneeling Belle . My papers are from Echo Park - Life is Good. It just cheered me up using these great colors!

We hope you will play along with us - You can win your choice of BnW stamps!

Simon Says: sketch