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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Center Stage Spotlight Inspiration Blog Hop

It's time for another GinaK CenterStage Spotlight Team Blog Hop!

Each artist was asked to design their project by drawing inspiration from these photos of the AMAZING Christmas Cookie Bouquet the CSS Team sent to Gina's DT Coordinator Jessica Fick:

Aren't those cookies gorgeous! (and, of course, Jessica's kids are adorable, too!) The blog hop tonight is based on whatever inspiration the designers have drawn from these photos -- it could have been the colors, the winter theme, the kids, anything!

I have to admit that the colors along with the winter theme were what inspired me (not to mention that the photos inspired me to want to eat cookies but that's for another blog post isn't it? Hee-hee!) Here's the photo of my card.

The card base is made with Baja Breeze from Stampin' Up (a retired InColor; I'm trying to use up some of my old paper so I can add new stuff!) The red piece is also a retired SU InColor; Riding Hood Red. I embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder and made some white "stitches" down the side. The dp is from Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding collection. I used my nesties to cut out the scalloped and plain circles and layered them together. The mug was stamped with white ink onto Baja Breeze paper and then cut out. I colored the marshmallows with a white pen and added some "cocoa" to the mug with a brown marker. The mug is popped up with a couple of pop dots. The sentiment is stamped on white with Baja Breeze ink and cut out with a Spellbinders tag. The ribbon is Baja Breeze from SU also. The mittens were stamped on red with Versamark and then embossed with white EP. I cut them out and adhered them with a glue dot. All of the stamps used on this card are from the Warm and Wonderful stamp set designed by Rupa Shevde for Gina K. Designs. Love that set! It is perfect for this time of year - wintery but not Christmasy. Pretty simple but a fun, wintery card to make.

Click on the following links to see what the participating Designers have prepared for us tonight:

Jen Charboneau,
Joan Ervin,
Vicki Dutcher,
Lori McAree,
Cheri Weston,
Melissa Cash,
Carla Suto,
Giovana Smith,
JenMarie Taylor,
Sue Morris,
Carolina Buchting,
Sharri Seffens,
Brenda Turner,
Peggy Wainman,
Sue Van deVusse,
Shannon Bracken,
Tina Gilliland,
Deb Felts,
Jennie Harper,
Geri Utterback,
Selma Stevenson,
Melissa Shultz,
Linda Payne,
Joy Hadden,
Karen Knegten,
Melanie Muenchinger,
Nina Brackett

Everyone's projects will be added to the StampTV gallery and Idea Center over the next few days. You can search for them by using this tag: cssjf4

Have fun checking out all of the fun, inspired projects and don't look at those photos too long or you will be inspired to go find some cookies to go with all of these projects! LOL! Thanks for stopping by tonight! Happy stamping!


joy said...

Great color combination and the stitching adds so interest!

tlgirl353 said...

Kay- I really like how you put this one together. The dp is perfect!

Tex said...

Beautiful card! Love the way you've combined the colors!


Melissa Cash said...

I love the colors you used and your card is so sweet!

Piper said...

This is beautiful!

Giovana said...

Your card is perfect Kay!!

Carolina said...

Just lovely Kay - love all the textures!

qvande said...

This is adorable! Love the embossing. The cocoa and mittens are a great combo.

Deb said...

Love it Kay! The textures are fabulous, and those papers were perfect for this. *sigh* I miss those colors! I was wishing for RHR today myself!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wonderful card, Kay! I love the colors and DP and the cute image! Fantastic details!

Theresa Momber said...

What a beautiful card, Kay! Wonderful interpretation!

Sharri Seffens said...

Beautiful card Kay!

Lori said...

This card is great Kay!! I really like the dp and the colors you used!!

Jessica said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!! Kay - I love your colors and all the elements you added to make your card special!!

redwasher1 said...

Your card is fantastic!! Perfect colors.

Joan Ervin said...

Your colors and snowmen papers are just perfect and I love the stamps...the hot chocolate looks yummy and how cute to have the mittens hanging off the sentiment!!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

hi kay! Oooooooooh.....FUN!! I love it! the embossing is the perfect touch too!

buggin2stamp said...

Such a cute card. I love teh colors and the layout.

Jennie said...

Beautiful Kay! Love the embossing and that mug!!! Cool :o)

Brenda said...

Fantastic Kay, love the embossing, great take on the inspiration.