Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!



I thought since it’s chilly outside, the two men in my life are occupied, and I have baked all the sweets that I can stand ( and my thighs can stand)…….I would make a Reflection post today of my some of my favorite cards that I made this past year!

I leave you with a quote I stumbled upon:

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot~

Happy New Year my blogging friends!

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Thanks again for all your support!

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Merry Christmas

Just wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I will be continuing my break from blogging and enjoying the Holidays with my family and will be back in 2013 with some more inspiration!

Thanks so much for being such an important part of my creative journey!

Merry Christmas to you and your family and may God bless Newtown, Conneticut!



12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop


 Hi everyone!  Happy Holidays from everyone at the Blog Hop for Sean & Regina!

This month, we are featuring the “12 Days of Christmas”.  Each blog hop designer will be hosting a day from December 13 – December 24 that will feature Christmas/Holiday cards from a Gina K. Designs stamp set.  A list of blog hop designers are listed in this post with the day they will be hosting.  You are invited to take part in each of the twelve days.

Subscribe and comment on the hop designer’s blog hop for the day and at the end, the person who has completed the entire twelve days will win a wonderful GINA K. DESIGNS PRIZE PACK!

* Gina K. Designs stamp set
* Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury card stock
* Gina K. Designs pattern paper
* Brads
* Ribbon
* Embellishments
Here are my Christmas Tags I made:
Here are a few individual shots!
The above one is my favorite color combo!
Like the way the red swirls mimic an ornament!
Here are a few details:
Kraft cardstock
Creative Memories Christmas Paper Pack
Ink: Colorbox White Frost
glitter, stars, ribbon, buttons,hemp and stickles
Tag Punch and Lace Punch
Holiday Tags WinterMittens
 It’s your turn to blog hop with all of our friends!
The rules are simple:
1. Visit each participating blog on the list below from December 13 – December 24.
2. Leave a comment for the blog host designer.
3. Become a follower of each participating blog.
If you follow rules 1 – 3, you will be eligible to win the grand prize of a Gina K. Designs Prize Pack.
At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop Grand Prize using comments and followers from each blog.

We will be posting the winner a day or so after the holidays!The blog hop designer this month and the designated date they are hosting are as follows:

Please leave a comment for the blog hop design and sign up/follow each hop designer to be eligible to win the Gina K. Designs Prize Pack!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

 Merry Christmas to You & Happy Holidays!
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Sneak peek of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop with Sean and Regina

Happy Holidays Friends,  I have a little sneak peek of my upcoming project for the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop on Dec. 13th.

I am really looking forward to see all the creative things Regina, Sean and  the team have come up with this Holiday Season.

Here is my little tease:


Be sure to check back with me here on Friday to see the final product. And remember the Hop officially starts on Thursday!

Here is the list of Participants again!

12/13  Regina Hardy
12/14  Nancy Leppek
12/15  Patti Gilliam
12/16  Cheryl Wright
12/17  Lori McAree
12/18  Penny O’Dell
12/19  Alex Turner
12/20  Suzanne Dean
12/21  Kyra Sanders (Ky)
12/22  Kay Simmons
12/23  Donna Bowman
12/24 Sean Fetterman

The GRAND PRIZE this month is a GINA K. DESIGNS PRIZE PACK including a stamp set, Pure Luxury card stock, pattern paper, brads, embellishments and MORE!

Have a great Night!

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Can’t get enough Pink!

Happy Weekend,

Today’s card was inspired by the color combo over at the Dynamic Duos. Pink and more Pink!  After I found the color scheme I went looking for a sketch.  I didn’t have to go far!  I went with old reliable and one of my favorite blogs….Freshly Made Sketches.  They never disappoint me!

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Paper is a mixture of SU, Gkd and Bazzill

Used 2 Punches….Scalloped Circle is SU, Lace Border is Martha Stewart

Spellbinders: Picot Circle Edges

Cricut for the leaves then Cuttlebug Dots folder to give texture .

Finishing touches….Felt flowers and Rhinestones

Sentiment is Verve

Thanks for looking I so appreciate it!

Until next time,

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Just Add Balloons…

Over at Just Add Ink the challenge is to add Balloons to our project.  I knew I wanted to play along so I went looking for a color challenge and a sketch challenge to make it more fun!  I found this great sketch over at Unscripted Sketches and went and checked out what The Play Date Cafe was up to.  I needed to make a masculine birthday card this weekend for my boss and when I saw there color palette, I knew it was going to be perfect!  I took two photos so that you can see the card is a tri-fold.




0color story 160The sentiment is from Verve.

The Cardstock is Gina K.

The paper is a mix of CM, Bazzill, and scrap of who knows.

Used my cuttlebug and dots folder for the clouds along with my favorite spellbinders die.

I paper pieced the Hot Air Balloon stamp from Michaels.

Thanks so much for looking and have a great weekend.

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12 Days of Christmas

Happy Friday friends,  I think it’s time for me to let you know that I will be participating in a fun 12 days of Christmas Blog Hop very soon. It starts on Dec. 13th and it’s going to be so much fun!  So be sure to mark your calendars to come back and check it out!  You are not going to believe the great Prize pack that will be given away!   Keep reading….
The “12 Days of Christmas” Blog Hop with Sean & Regina!  We would like to invite you to come along on the 12 Days of Christmas with us and our blog hop designer friends for December.  The blog hop will run from December 13 – December 24.  Each designer will be hosting one day of their own.  The designers and dates they will be hosting are:
12/13  Regina Hardy
12/14  Nancy Leppek
12/15  Patti Gilliam
12/16  Cheryl Wright
12/17  Lori McAree
12/18  Penny O’Dell
12/19  Alex Turner
12/20  Suzanne Dean
12/21  Kyra Sanders (Ky)
12/22  Kay Simmons
12/23  Donna Bowman
12/24 Sean Fetterman
The GRAND PRIZE this month is a GINA K. DESIGNS PRIZE PACK including a stamp set, Pure Luxury card stock, pattern paper, brads, embellishments and MORE!

Information on each blog hop post during the 12 Days of Christmas will be posted here and on the Blog Hop with Sean & Regina Facebook page!

Merry Christmas & Happy Stamping! 


Snowmen are so cool!


pp124ISSC44I have always been very fond of snowmen.  My Christmas tree is covered with them in one ornament form or another.  Ornaments are “BIG” in this household.  We spend more time finding the perfect ornament for one another than we do on presents themselves.  Each and every ornament is in it’s own box and is marked with the year we received it and who it was from, and every year we open them all together and reflect on how special they are to us.  It’s the first thing on the hurricane evacuation list. ( That’s Snow joke)  HAHAHAHA!!!  Okay onto the card!  This card was made for The Paper Players Snowmen Challenge and a chance to be a Guest Designer. That would be an awesome present this Christmas! ( Wish me luck!)  I paired it up with this awesome sketch over at iSpy Sketches.  The DT over there made some amazing cards this week and Christyne Kane was the key to the design of my card.

The snowmen stamp himself is from a friend…isn’t he so cute.  The paper is a mostly Creative Memories and Stampin Up.  The card base is Gina K card stock from Stamp TV.  I colored the little guy with Prisma Colored Pencils and while it was in the nestie I went around and outlined it with my pencil to frame it in.  I ran the snowflakes that I cut out with my cricut through my cuttlebug using my snowflakes folder.  Added some rhinestones and a bow to finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by I “Snow” Love when you do!  Okay, I am done being corny!

Have an amazing day!

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Winter Birthday Wishes



Hello Friends,  I have another quick post for you tonight.  This time it’s for a sketch challenge over at Freshly Made along with the Oldies But Goodies winter wonderland challenge over at Stamp TV.  As I was looking back over the sketch I hope it’s okay that I added the ribbon.  Yikes…Hope so!  The card is going to be headed to my sister-in-law as her Birthday is next week.  I just got the new embossing folder and I absolutely love it!  It’s called square lattice and I have seen it on pinterest and have been wondering where I could get it and low and behold it’s from Stampin UP.  The snowflake image and the sentiment is from Stamp TV.  It’s kind of unusual to do black snowflakes, but I think they worked out okay!  Added the little snowflakes with a pen.  Thought the dead space need something!  And of course some gems and the ribbon!  The double lace was made with a MS punch.  The base is made with Gkd cardstock.

Hope you have a great Monday!

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Let is Snow….




Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let is Snow….well not literally!  There is not a chance of that here in Florida, that’s for sure.  The warm weather didn’t stop me from getting in the mood for Christmas today.  With Michael Buble’s Christmas Album playing on Spotify in the background I snuck in a few hours in the studio and I made my second Holiday Card for this season.

 This card is for Three challenges….the first is for the Oldies but Goodies Challenge over at Stamp TV.

They asked us to get out some older Gina K stamps and design a winter wonderland and not to forget the bling.  Gotta have me some Bling!  🙂

Every time I break out my heat gun I wonder why I don’t use it more often and when I came across the beautiful turquoise embossing powder, I knew it was going to work splendidly!

 I paired that up with this week’s fabulous sketch over at Deconstructed Jen.

Finally, it all started with this inspiration photo over at The Friday Mashup!  So Pretty!

I Used my Cricut for the snowflakes, ran a few through my cuttlebug

and inked the white ones up a tiny bit!

Thanks so much for your visit and have a fabulous day!

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