Monday, December 5, 2016

A Very Merry Christmas to You


Happy Monday!

Just a quick note to share an easy card to mass produce.  If you haven't started your cards yet, be sure to pick a design that is easy to make in bulk.  This is just one example.  A stamped large sentiment, a die cut frame and a die cut element on the side.  I added some sequins and twine and I was good to go.

All of the supplies for this card can be purchased at Gina K. Designs.  Shipping is quick, so you could still make a last minute order!

Speaking of Gina K Designs, the next release party is this Thursday at 7pm (CST).  I hope I'll see you there.

Until tomorrow!

Susie

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Leave it to the Lord


Happy Sunday!

And what I have for you today is some plain ol' good advice.

Leave it to the Lord.  He's got this.

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Curtain Call Challenge - Merry Christmas


Happy Saturday!

Here is my card to share over at the Curtain Call Challenge today.  The challenge is to make a card based on the website graphic.  I hope you like my candy canes.  What could be sweeter?


I used a digi from Power Poppy.  It was a freebie last week.  I didn't see it on the site presently, but maybe they will bring it back. 

You have plenty of time to play along too.  This is such a fun challenge and the team members are all so talented!  Go ahead and play; you know you want to!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, December 2, 2016

Color Throwdown Challenge #421 - Happy Birthday Friend


Happy Friday!

Here is my card for the current Color Throwdown challenge.  The colors in this week's inspiration photo are wild and crazy!  Here's a look:


I used a new stamp set from PaperTrey Ink for my focal image.  Click right here to see the Splits: Happy Birthday mini stamp set.  It has a matching die as well which is super helpful to cut out this fun image.

I colored the image with Copic markers and placed it on a black die cut background.  I love the little circles cut into this die.  I also added the 'friend' part of the sentiment using a stamp from MFT Stamps. 

Maybe today you will find a few moments to join the challenge.  There is still time to play along.  You can click right here for the link to participate.  I can't wait for you to see all the cards the designers have for us.  You will see an abundance of colorful inspiration this week!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Merry - Bright - Joyous


Happy Thursday!

Is it just me....or did December 2016 get here really quickly?  I can't believe I am already scheduling a blog post for December 1st.

While I'm here, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite pages from last December....Christmas day to be exact.  These two boys make the holidays so special.  Their excitement is contagious.  And that little one warning me every time I step into their house - 'Don't touch the elf!!!!!'  It is more than a grandmother's heart can take.  Cuteness overload!

I hope you have some happy memories of last Christmas to reflect on today.  I know I do!

I'll see you tomorrow with a brand new card project.

Susie

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Future is Bright


Happy Wednesday!

This is my final card as a team member for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  I have loved my time with this group of beautiful women.


The saying is from the brand new Faith Quote Blocks clear stamp set. There are five uplifting quotes in this set and each is beautiful.

Here is a look at the whole set:


The other set I used is the Furry Friends clear stamp set. I focused on the smaller images to make my background.


I hope you have a creative day. See you again tomorrow!


Susie

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Merry Christmas


Hello Tuesday Friends!

Here is another card from our last Gina K. Designs release.

It is pretty much full steam ahead on Christmas cards now.  I actually have my mass produced cards all ready to assemble.  But I'll be making individual ones for the very special people in my life too.  So stay tuned all next month for some fun Christmas inspiration.

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, November 28, 2016

Rejoice


Happy Monday!

Last week I watched this video by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp.  She showed us how to use non holiday stamps for a holiday card just by adding some cute embellishments.

I knew I had to try her technique.  She added some antlers and a scarf to her giraffe and it was adorable.  I found a wreath in the Silhouette store and stacked it up times three and added it around my giraffe's neck.  That did the trick!

I colored all my images just like she did and added them to a snowy scene.  By the way, I have a new favorite snow making tool - the Sharpie White Paint Pen.  Who knew?  I have the water based medium tip and it works perfectly.

So that's it for today.  I hope you will watch Yana's video.  She is an amazing artist.  Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow.

Susie

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Inspired by all the Little Things #34 - Happy Holidays


Hello Sunday Friends!

Here is my card for this week's challenge at Inspired by All the Little Things.  The inspiration for my card can be found right here:


I used some dies from Reverse Confetti to make my trees. I don't actually remember who makes the Happy Holidays die, but I do know I've had it for a while and this is the first time I've used it.  That happens!!

You should play along with the challenge too. You have plenty of time.  The designers for this challenge have made some lovely cards for us.  Be sure to check them out.

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Miss You Friend


Happy Saturday!

I was browsing some Internet inspiration when I came across a card I just KNEW I wanted to make some version of.

Here it is with a link to the beautiful artist, Jodi Collins.  She is a designer for MFT Stamps and one of the nicest and funniest girls around.


I just love the way she made her background, so that's where I started.  I used different ink colors, but I especially love her choices.

Of course I didn't want to completely copy her card, so I made it my own using different inks and embellishments.  I pretty much love how it turned out.  I am thinking of doing some in red and green for a Christmas themed card or two.  Stay tuned!!

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you tomorrow.

Susie

Friday, November 25, 2016

Color Throwdown Challenge #420 - Just a Little Note


Happy Friday!

Here is my card for the current Color Throwdown challenge.  The colors in this week's inspiration photo are very sweet and lovely.  Here's a look:


I used two different stamp sets from Pretty Pink Posh to make the tag on my card.  Take a look and you will easily see how I combined them.


Maybe today you will find a few moments to join the challenge.  There is still time to play along.  You can click right here for the link to participate.  I can't wait for you to see all the cards the designers have for us.  I think you are going to get lots of inspiration from them.

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge #142 - Thanks a Bushel


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge.  This time Lawn Fawn is the sponsor...and you won't want to miss the prize they are offering! 

Here's a look at the challenge information:


The theme this time is Thanks - just the perfect choice for this time of year!

Be sure to play along - you have plenty of time.  If you have Lawn Fawn stamps, you are qualified to enter!

Have a great day, be inspired and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Inspired by all the Little Things #33 - Joy to the World


Hello Tuesday Friends!

Here is my card for this week's challenge at Inspired by All the Little Things.  Take a look at the precious inspiration photo: 


I used some dies from Reverse Confetti to make my trees.  I actually made a bunch more because they are so cute and I couldn't stop.  But these are the two I used here.  I also added a sweet little girl image from MFT Stamps.  The JOY die and the sentiment are also from Reverse Confetti.  All of my products are from older releases, but I still love using them and I love how it all turned out.

You should play along with the challenge too. You still have time.  The designers for this challenge have made some lovely cards for us.  Be sure to check them out.

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, November 21, 2016

Grow in Grace and Knowledge


Hello Monday Friends!

I used another of the free stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps today.  You just can't beat free!  This one (there are four) may be my favorite of the bunch.  It just begs for a tag!!!

So I wanted to remind you about the special over at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  Here are the details:



Be sure to take a look at the website because you only have a few more days to grab this deal.

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Hope Anchors the Soul


Hello Sunday Friends!

What better thought could we have on this beautiful day?  Hope truly does anchor the soul.  I can't imagine living without hope.

I wanted to share a really great special over at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  Here are the details:



Be sure to take a look at the website because you won't want to miss this great special.

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Curtain Call Challenge - Season's Greetings


Happy Saturday!

Here is my card to share over at the Curtain Call Challenge today.  The challenge is to make a card based on this graphic:


I used some paper from an Anna Griffin paper pad as my background and then built a little shaker snow globe scene.  I think these little house dies are adorable!!

You have plenty of time to play along too.  This is such a fun challenge and the team members are all so talented!  Go ahead and play; you know you want to!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, November 18, 2016

Color Throwdown Challenge #419 - With Thanks


Happy Friday!

Here is my card for the current Color Throwdown challenge.  I have started to really enjoy making my own backgrounds.  It is fun to just stamp randomly and then all of a sudden - it works!!  

I love the colors in this lively inspiration photo:


Maybe today you will find a few moments to join the challenge.  There is plenty of time because this is just the third day.  You can click right here for the link to participate.  I can't wait for you to see all the cards the designers have for us.  You will be so very inspired!!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, November 17, 2016

God's Work Done in God's Way


Happy Thursday!

My card today is sort of a patchwork design.  I love how the neutrals go together!  For my sentiment I used the brand new Faith Quote Blocks clear stamp set. 
Here's a look at the whole set:



OH - and today is the final day to save on Christmas and fall stamp sets over at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps store.   I hope you'll find some you can love and get inky.


Have a creative day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Susie

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Gina K. Designs and CardMaker Blog Hop


Hello My Wednesday Friends!

All of us at Gina K. Designs are feeling pretty special today because the lovely folks at CardMaker Magazine invited us to play along on their blog hop.

Toward the end of my post I will link to the next blog on the hop.  I can't wait for you to see all the goodness heading your way - both from my teammates and the team from CardMaker Magazine.

During the hop we are showcasing the newest Gina K. Designs StampTV kit, Home for the Holidays.  Take a look at what you get when you purchase this jam packed kit:
 

As you can see, I used that adorable house as the focal point for my card.  I used the matching die to cut it out perfectly and then colored it with Copic markers.  I built up my background with some mountains and I added some trees from another new set called Dashing.  I added plenty of snow, a fun snowflake and some sequins to finish my card.

I was just in a red/black/grey mood, so I decided to make another card to share.  This time I used that adorable snowman stamp and die from the kit.  I placed him on a little tag cut with my Silhouette Cameo and added some circles behind him.


Speaking of behind him....I could not resist using another new stamp set for my background.  You just have to take a look at it.  It is called Nordic Winter.  Claire Brennan is the designer of this set and also my inspiration for the background.  I fell in love with some samples she made like this last month.  Click right here if you'd like to see another card I made with this precious square stamp.  You will be surprised by the color combo I think.

As promised I'll be sending you on to your next blog.  You will be amazed what the wonderful Chris Dayton has in store for you.

Happy Hopping!

Susie

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Inspired by all the Little Things #32 - Season's Greetings


Hello Tuesday Friends, 

Here is my card for this week's challenge at Inspired by All the Little Things.   Take a look at the rustic inspiration photo:


For my grapevine wreath, I used the From Our Home stamp set from Clearly Besotted.  I colored it in using Memento markers which is a first for me.  I had never actually colored with the set I have - weird!!  

I embossed a sheet of kraft card stock using a wood grain stencil and then added a bit of darker ink.  I cut off just a tiny section to add to the bottom of my white square.  I love the little pop of rustic!!

You should play along with the challenge too. You still have time.  The designers for this challenge have made some lovely cards for us.  Be sure to check them out.

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, November 14, 2016

Friends Forever


Happy Monday!

I'm popping in to remind you about Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' 9th birthday celebration and sale.  You still have a few days to save on Christmas and fall stamp sets.


I though I'd make another card from the Furry Friends stamp set.  There are some cute images in this set and some adorable sentiments too.  This time I used that cutie patootie bunny.


I hope you will take a moment and check out all the fun stamp sets over at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  You will be inspired!

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Future is as Bright....


Happy Sunday!

It's my turn on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog today so I wanted to make a card using the brand new Faith Quote Blocks clear stamp set. There are five uplifting quotes in this set and I love them all!
  Here's a look at the whole set:


The little flower is from the Scribble Flowers clear stamp set. You already know it's my all time favorite stamp set in the whole wide world! 




And don't forget - this week you can save on Christmas and fall stamp sets. Here's the deal:
Have a creative day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Susie