Thursday, November 5, 2009

StampTV CSS Challenge Hop

Welcome to our first Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Blog Hop! Jessica Fick, the Design Team Coordinator for GinaK Designs has issued a challenge to all of the past and present team CSS team members to make a Christmas card with one of these sketches:

There is an ADDED BONUS from me: I have an extra copy of Melanie's adorable Hip To Be Square set. I will pick a random commenter from one of the blogs below and I'm not telling you which one :-). So, leave some love to all the participants. If I don't hear from the winner within 24 hours, I will draw another winner. The contest is open until Friday at midnight, CST and I will announce the winner on Saturday morning. Happy Hopping!

Here are my cards:

Tip: Color parts of the patterned papers with markers to match your stamped image, just as I did with the top red panel with the holly leaves and dots.

Stamps: Holiday Cheer from the StampTV kit, Warm Winter Wishes
Paper: Fresh Asparagus, Jolly by Golly by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Really Red, Memento Tux Black, Copics
Others: button from the Autumn Assortment, ribbon by Wrights, sewing machine, Spellbinders circle dies

Stamps: Vintage Borders, Holiday Cheer from the StampTV kit, Festive Frames (Joy sentiment)
Papers: Soft Sand, Cranberry Tart, All Spruced Up
Ink: Memento Rhubarb inkpad, Cottage Ivy and Rhubarb markers, White pigment ink
Other: button from the Holiday Assortment, pearls, ribbon by Offray, Spellbinders Labels 1 and Labels 4

We know you're going to LOVE what everyone has designed for us tonight! First, here are the links for GinaK's Current CSS Team Members:

Deb Felts
Diana S. Queen
Karen Knegten
Melissa Cash
Sharri Seffens
Sue VanDeVusse

and the links for all of the past CSS Design Team members participating:

Brenda Turner,
Carla Suto,
Carolina Buchting,
Charlene Merrick,
Dawn Lusk,
DeeMarie Kelemen,
Geri Utterback ,
Giovanna Smith,
Janice Melton,
JenMarie Taylor,
Jennie Harper,
Joy Hadden,
Kay Simmons,
Linda Payne,
Lori McAree,
Melisa Waldorf,
Pam Imholz,
Selma Stevenson,
Shannon Bracken,
Shelly Wilson,
Sue Walsh,
Tina Gilliland

Some of GinaK's Senior Design Team Members and Illustrators wanted to get in on the fun tonight too:

Gina Kruspsky
Asela Hopkins
Carolyn King
Cindy Lawrence
Jessica Fick
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Melanie Muenchinger

along with my Guest Designer: Lisa Hjulberg

All of these gorgeous cards from the entire team will be added to the StampTV gallery throughout the next few days with the tag cssjf1 (which stands for center stage spotlight jessica fick 1). These sketches are also our sketch challenge for this week, so be sure to check out all the information in the discussion in our Challenge group over on StampTV Thursday morning. We'd love to see your cards with the sketch too!

Don't forget to leave comments for a chance to win Hip To Be Square!

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  1. Beautiful cards Nina! Great coloring tip too!

  2. Beautiful. I love how vibrant the colors are, and how your image flows with the papers.

  3. Oh my goodness, Nina - your cards are adorable! That first card is so sweet - looks so real! The second card is so elegant! Beautiful job - thanks for sharing! (Your border set is next on my wish list!)

  4. Oh Nina! Your cards are so gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for hopping along with us and giving us such beautiful eyecandy to see!!!

  5. love the color combos on these! and the sewing - both are great! (just waiting to receive your border set!!)

  6. Nina... just beautiful cards. LOVE the bright colors on the first!!

  7. Nina, your cards are fabulous! I especially love the bright cheery colors of the first card. I think we were on the same wave length with the second card! What a fun hop!

  8. Cute cards, Nina...I'm off to hop!!

  9. Nina, love your cards. I love the whimsical look of your first card. TFS

  10. LOVE those cards! Esp. the 1st FUN looking!

  11. Gorgeous cards! And I so LOVE the first bright and happy!

  12. Woooo! Rocking the music image ;D. And I love the bright color selection.

  13. Adorable and inspiring cards, Nina! Love them!


  14. Hey Nina,
    Your challenge card is just gorgeous!


  15. gorgeous cards Nina! beautiful color combination in both cards and so different in styles!! love both of them!

  16. thanks for hositng the candy!
    i just love your button on a bow treatments!

  17. Both cards are beautiful Nina. I really like the bright colors on the first one.

  18. Thanks for sharing both cards.
    That gingerbread house in the first is so cute and what great DP with it.

  19. Nina, Your cards are great. I guess I need to start hopping to see all the great StampTV ladies work. Thanks for a chance to win.

  20. OH so gorgeous Nina! You so rock!

  21. Wow, Nina! Love both your cards! The colors and so bright and festive on the first and the second is so elegant! TFS!

  22. Pretty cards. Love that sketch!

  23. Just love all those colors on the gingerbread house card.

  24. Just love all those colors on the gingerbread house card.

  25. LOVE these Nina! I really love the way you used three prints on the first one...and some of my favorite papers at that! So bright, fun and fabulous!

  26. I LOVE the tip about coloring parts of your designer paper to coordinate with your project. So simple and so inspired!

  27. Both cards are so pretty! I love the little gingerbread house one. You have chosen such happy colors!

  28. Great cards Nina!! I love the way did your gingerbread house card!

  29. I love colors of your cards!
    Great paper combination on first and
    I adore note stamp on second!
    Great cards!!!

  30. Both cards are super but I LOVE that top card with the gingerbread house. The colors are so happy and fun

  31. Nina, It must please you to see your sheet music background stamp being used so often in this blog hop...or did I just hone in on that image because I have it on my list of must-haves!? Thanks for sharing your many blog candy to boot!

  32. Sooo beautiful!!! That candy house is just scrumptious!!!!!

  33. Nina your cards are just beautiful! I love the gingerbread house one and your second card is so very elegant, just the right touch! Gorgeous!

  34. Hi nina. :) what a cute card! and the one with the pheasant is so elegant!

  35. Beeeeeuuutiful Nina - I LOVE the new Vintage borders - mine came TODAY! DOING the happy dance. Great, cheerful happy cards.

  36. Beautiful looking cards GF!!! Great colors and designs!!! Hope you all are well??? Hugs ~S~

  37. Both cards are wonderful. Thanks for the chance for blog candy too.

  38. Wonderful cards, Nina! The first one is so fun and happy, and the second one is pure elegance! :)

  39. Nina---these are so beautiful!!! Great job with the sketch!

  40. Wow, what fun you're having over here, Nina! I must go hopping...

    But first, thank you for entering in my party drawing! Good luck! Remember to stop back by before the party to pick up your free digis party favors!

    big hugs!

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