Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives---when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.

Friday, January 28, 2011

CSS Sketch Blog Hop

I hope you arrived here from the fabulous Karen's blog. If you did, you are on the right track for the hop. If you didn't, don't fret, just hop back over to Stamp TV and start at the beginning.

Today it's time for another Stamp TV Center Stage Spotlight Alumni blog hop. We are doing a sketch blog hop this time and here is the sketch we used for our inspiration.

Here's the card I made using Melissa's sketch as inspiration.

I love the wine and green colors together with the touch of pink.  Here's all the details for the card.

Gina K Designs Pure Luxury - Wine with Everything, Fresh Asparagus, Bubblegum Pink and White; Patterned paper is from the Stamp TV Kit.
Stamps: Gina K Designs Sent with Love and Tag Lines
Ribbon: Stamp TV Kit
Buttons and Brads: Basic Grey Sultry
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics
Miscellaneous: SU punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities, SU labels sizzlet

I hope you enjoyed seeing this card. Now hop along to Linda's blog to see more sketch inspiration. I am sure she has something fabulous to share.

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (February 1st), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that lucky person will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95 from Gina K Designs!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Center Stage Spotlight Alumni Color Challenge Hop

Wow! I can't believe it has been over a month since I last posted here! That's what the holidays will do! It's good to be back and today is a Color Challenge Blog Hop with the Stamp TV Center Stage Spotlight Alumni. It's our first hop for 2011, and if you got here from Karen Knegten's blog you are on the right path. If you didn't and you'd like to start from the beginning of the hop just jump over to Stamp TV to get started.

These are the colors were were asked to use for the hop today and as you can see, they are the colors for this week's color spotlight so you can play along over on Stamp TV. Go to Gina's video to get all the details on how you can enter to win a free Gina K. stamp set.


I had fun playing with this color combo and made a somewhat unconventional Valentine! Here it is.

I used the Fresh Asparagus as the base with a layer of Sweet Corn on the top two-thirds. Over the Sweet Corn I layered a piece of Cosmo Cricket Early Bird dp. I used the Nestabilities Labels 9 to cut out a piece of Red Hot and popped up the image oval on top. The image from the Gina K Designs set The Giving Tree by Theresa Momber and the sentiment is from the Gina K set called Heartlily Yours Additions by Nina Brackett. I used the Spellbinders Fancy Tags to cut out a White tag, a Red Hot Tag and a Sweet Corn tag. I cut the swirls off the white tag and sponged around the oval, layered it onto the red tag and then cut the swirls off the Sweet Corn tag and tucked them behind the red swirls. The little red heart in the word 'Love' is colored with a red Spica pen to give it some glimmer. The heart brads are from Stampin' Up a while back.
Be sure to hop along now to see what Linda Payne has in store for you. I'm sure it will be something gorgeous! And don't forget to check out Gina's video on Stamp TV to find out how you can win a free stamp set!