Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Make the Card Challenge - Color Challenge


Dear Ones~

I have been invited once again to be a Guest Designer over at Make the Cards Challenge. I am so honored.

This is a fun challenge blog that changes every week, and there is always something new or different to create.  Our challenge this week is a color challenge, and here is the color:
I love this color, and it's so great for fall. Here is what I did with it:
I have a FABULOUS die set from Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club called Kaleidoscope Tile. It's a multi-layer set which really gives a wonderful 3D effect. I chose 3 colors for the layers with the challenge color being the predominant, and die cut each element 4 times and then placed them in this pattern. I used a Darice Basket Weave embossing folder for the background and a Tim Holtz Shadow Script die for the greeting. Some gold satin baubles from Trinity Stamps, along with some tiny feathers cut with a Poppy Stamps die set and colored with GKD Fresh Asparagus Ink finished off the look.


The Ingredients:
GKD Fresh Asparagus, Warm Cocoa, Dark Chocolate and Kraft Card Stock
PTI Rustic Cream Card Stock
Spellbinders Hex Kaleidoscope Tile Die Set
Tim Holtz Shadow Script Die for Greeting
Poppy Stamps Tiny Feathers Die Set
Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder 
Trinity Stamps Gold Satin Baubles
Stash Twine

You can enter your creation  HERE.  
The Make the Cards Challenge winner will be the following week's Featured Creator.

Use #mtcc38 and #makethecardschallenge on your card projects when you post them to social media or in public forums and galleries.

For more info and rules for the challenges, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, I love to read all your wonderful comments. Stay well, and until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse!





 WOOT, WOOT. We have a winner for my Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere Challenge giveaway. 
And the WINNER is:
Congratulations, Lou, I'm so happy for you.  If you email me your address at I will get your package to you right away.

Just a note everyone:
I will be doing more giveaways in the very near future, so be ready. If you leave a comment on my blog, and your name is "UNKNOWN" there is no way I can identify you if you are the winner. Please leave a name. Also, it would be helpful if you would leave your email address, if you are comfortable with that.
Thanks for playing along, and thanks for leaving all your fabulous comments.
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.

Double D - Sunflowers

Dear Ones~
Happy fall, y'all!!! The challenge this time over at Double D is SUNFLOWERS!!! Here's the Mood Board for our inspiration:

Aren't those photos GORGEOUS!!! The colors are amazing!! Here's my take:

I stamped that gorgeous sunflower from Gina K Designs called Thankful Heart, illustrated by Hannah Schroepfer Drapinski, on Bristol, colored it with my Zigs, and then I cropped it to use only part of the image. I added a black mat and was laying it on the card base to see what kind of patterned paper and such I wanted to use, and I thought wow, it looks pretty just like that. I think it really makes the image pop and I love the clean and simple look. The Greeting is from that same stamp set.

 The Ingredients:
GKD White Heavy Weight Card Stock
GKD Black Onyx Card Stock
Strathmore Bristol Paper
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
GKD Obsidian Amalgam Ink
Trinity Stamps Baubles
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable sunflower stencil from The Crafters Workshop, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 

I'm so glad you stopped by, and thank you for all your sweet comments. You are too kind!!!  Don't forget to head on over to Double D to see what's going on.
Until next time, here's to celebrating your Creative Muse.  


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Mod Squad - Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere - AND GIVEAWAY!!!!

 Dear Ones~

I have a new challenge up over at The Mod Squad Challenge Blog. It's a simple one, just include a pumpkin on your project. Pretty easy for this time of year.


                                             SHOP GINA K DESIGNS

Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built StampTV, an online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, a social network for paper crafters and more! Since then they have created a new website called Gina K Designs. Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world. Gina’s goal is to continue to offer top quality signature products through her online store Gina K. Designs, along with informative and creative crafting videos. There is also a monthly card challenge, where you have 3 chances to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit that HERE.


A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here's My Card:

For this card I used the GKD Haunts and Harvest Stamps and Companion Dies for the pumpkins, the little bats, and the greeting, stamped with GKD Obsidian Amalgam Ink. For the background I stamped the leaves from the GKD Skeleton Leaves Stamp Set and also flowers from the GKD Painted Blossom Stamp Set on GKD Ivory Layering Weight Card Stock with GKD Embossing and Watermark Ink and heat embossed with GKD Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Then I did some ink blending with Sweet Corn, Tangerine Twist, Coral Reef and Cherry Red Inks using my GKD Blending Brushes. I store the brushes in the GKD Brush Caddy Stand. I used the Master Layouts 1 Die Set to cut the background panels, the greeting banner, and the ovals. The images were colored with my Copics. Card stocks used were GKD Ivory Heavy Weight and Black Onyx
I will be giving away a nice box of all kinds of goodies, from stamp sets to inks to dies to coloring supplies. LOTS of Gina K stuff will be included, so it's got to be good, right? All you need to do is follow my blog and leave me a comment below. I will be using Random.Org at the end of the challenge to pick a winner and will announce who they are here on my blog the next day. Sorry, but I can only ship to the contiguous US. Good luck!!!

 Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy your comments. And don't forget to swing on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize.

Until next time, here's celebrating 
your Creative Muse.


Double D - Owls and/or Pumpkins

Dear Ones~
We have a fabulous new challenge for you over at Double D. This time it's OWLS AND/OR PUMPKINS. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
And here is my card:
Isn't this owl just a HOOT?? (No pun intended.......well.....maybe sort of.) This card is going to my nephew who will be turning 45. I thought it was so stinkin' adorable. Hope he gets a kick out of it too.
The Ingredients:
Paper Studio Kraft Card Stock
Stampin' Up Island Indigo Card Stock
Recollections Give Thanks Patterned Paper
Loralie Designs Hootenanny Owl Stamp
Ai Buzzard Stamp for Greeting
Copic Markers
Stampin' Up Harvest Die
Trinity Stamps Gold Satin Baubles
 If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this die set by Cottage Cutz called Owl in a Pumpkin, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 
I'm so glad you stopped by, and thank you for all your sweet comments. You are too kind!!!  Don't forget to head on over to Double D to see what's going on. Summer has flown by and now the leaves are turning. Hope we have a little more time to get some fall camping in before it gets too nasty, which it can do in the UP of Michigan this time of year.
Until next time, here's to celebrating your Creative Muse.