Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gina K Preview - Holiday Hospitality and Warm Winter Wishes

Holiday Hospitality - by Gina K

Hello. Today I am sharing previews for two more stamp sets being released from Gina K Designs this month. First up is Holiday Hospitality, the new "free with three" set. If you purchase any three stamp sets from Gina K, you get to put Holiday Hospitality in your card for free!

This set contains a fun ornament, along with snowflakes and sentiments, all designed to fit right in the ornament. It's perfect for making tags, hostess gifts, invitations and more. I stamped my ornament and then colored with copics. I stamped snowflakes using white pigment ink in the top and bottom segments and stamped the sentiment in the center. The pattern paper is from the digital paper I designed for this month, called, Deck the Halls.

Warm Winter Wishes - by Carolyn King

Carolyn King has come up with the perfect snowman set, called, Warm Winter Wishes. This is a very special set that Cammie has designed in honor of her grandmother, who passed away last year from complications from Alzheimer's Disease. All of Cammie's proceeds from the sale of this set will go to the Alzheimer's Association in her grandmothers name.

As soon as I saw this set, I knew I wanted to make a snowman soup gift package that my daughter could give to a teacher or friend. I used the large plastic box from the new Stamp TV kit and added a hot chocolate packet, mini marshmallows, Hershey Kisses and a candy cane. More details below, but for now...

Head over to GinaK's blog to add your comment to her blog entry for a chance to win the stamp sets being previewed tonight our blogs! Then, check in on Carolyn King's blog - the Illustrator of Warm Winter Wishes.

Here are the rest of the links to the Design Team Members participating in the hop tonight:

CenterStage Spotlight Designers:
Joy Hadden
Lori McAree

We'd love to have you join us at our Release party tomorrow (Thursday) night over on SCS starting at 7pm CST. There will be lots of chatter, samples, contest questions, and challenges - you won't want to miss it! Check out This discussion if you're new to our Release parties for some helpful information to get you started.

Now a few details about my Snowman Soup project...

I used Copic markers to color the snowman, starting with N3.

Added C3.

Added C1 and then used my blender pen to soften the transition to the un-colored center.

N7 on the hat.

Added N5.

Filled in with N3 and used my blender pen to add highlights.

YR07 for the nose, G5 for the holly leaves and scarf, R22, R24, R27 and R29 for the heart.

After coloring, I cut out the snowman and cut two pieces of Pure Luxury white for the snow drifts. I tore the tops of the snow drift pieces, so they could over-lap in the center.

I used Copics to add some shading to the snow drifts and then placed the left side down, added the ribbon (from the Holiday Assortment Ribbon) and then placed the right side. I popped up the snowman using Pop Dots.

I used a Martha Stewart border punch to create a band around the top and backed it with Rocket Red. I wrote a little poem to place inside...

When it’s snowy outside
And the weather is quite nippy,
Fix a cup of Snowman Soup
And have a little sippy.

Add the cocoa to a mug
Pour hot water in with care
Stir it with the candy cane
Chocolate steam will fill the air

Sweeten it with marshmallows
Add some chocolate Kisses
Then you will know I’m sending you
These Warm Winter Wishes

I've seen a lot of Snowman Soup poems, but I wanted to incorporate the phrase, "warm winter whishes," to go with the sentiment in the set, so I wrote my own. It's kinda corny, but so were the others I saw. LOL

Thanks for visiting! I'll be posting my blog candy winner tomorrow before the party. Have a great day!


Carolyn King said...

girl---you rock my socks. LOVE your gift set----just amazing.

That ornament card is stunning too....gorgeous design. Thank you!

Payne Holler Cards said...

i'm loving your new digi paper! beautiful!! and I think your poem is so adorable!! will be using it for sure LOL

Marsha said...

What an adorable snowman soup package. And I like your poem.

Lori said...

Theresa you are amazing, both projects are fabulous!!!!!

Melanie said...

ooh love the treat box, what a wonderful stash!

Giovana said...

Wonderful!! The box is amazing!!

God bless

lisa808 said...

An artist and a poet! You are amazing. Love your card and 'soup' samples.

NinaB said...

What a cute idea on the snowman gift and your ornament card is stunning. The papers look amazing.

Marsha said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your snowman gift set made with Carolyn's new Warm Winter Wishes stamp set. Since I am an avid collector of snowmen, this set is a must have on my wish list. The fact that Carolyn plans to donate her profit from this stamp set to the Alzheimer's Association makes it even more special. What a wonderful way to keep the memory of her Grandmother alive. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness are these fabulous!!!! Your treat pouch is over the top adorable - thank you so much for sharing it with us!!!

Charlene D said...

This card is just fabulous! I love the ornament

asela said...

Fantastic tutorial and your samples are killer! Love the snowman!

asela said...

Fantastic tutorial and your samples are killer! Love the snowman!

Janice M said...

LOVE your snowman soup gift set!!! Your poem is adorable too.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Fabulous samples, Theresa! I love the ornament card with all the vibrant red! The Snowman Soup gift set is awesome!

catdidit said...

That first one with your papers so ROCKS Theresa! LOVE the bright festiveness of this! And the gift box, WOW! Lucky receiver of this one!

Tina Gilliland said...

Awwwww what a wonderful sweet gift set!!!! Leave it to you to show us how to "highlight/color" a snowman!!! HA!! Girl you rock!!! That bulb card is fabulous too... love how you colored the embossed flakes with red.

Donna said...

great card & snowman treat! so adorable

Lori said...

Perfect poem! I have to make this now. Your samples are wonderful!

joy said...

Corny or not -- I'd love to use your poem! I like the way you used the red bubble paper!

Karen Knegten said...

Theresa- I think your poem is cute!

Nadia said...

Love your poem and tutorial of the card. Great!

strawberry fields said...

Theresa these are gorgeous!
Love all the detail
fiona x

Marimer said...

Precioso Theresa, genial, estoy tan contenta con tus tutoriales, que aunque no hago muchas cosas el solo hecho de verlos, ne parece que ya lo he hecho, son increibles, cada uno de ellos es una lección, ya te lo he dicho anteriormente, pero es lo que pienso, muchas gracias. Bss Buen fin de semana.

Deconstructing Jen said...

This is gorgeous! I love the entire thing!! TFS :D

Elena said...

The snowman project is so sweet! I really love the idea with the box and poem!
Love the ornament card too! Wonderful!