Monday, April 7, 2008

Kindred Spirits--The Journey

You have just embarked on a journey featuring a very special new line of stamps by Gina K Designs called Kindred Spirits. You may start at the beginning or pick-up anywhere and just follow the links.


Kindred Spirits
We are different, yet the same.

We are proud of who we are and we respect one another.

We find hope in each other's children.

We see the love in their eyes.

We laugh at the same jokes.

We don't take ourselves too seriously.

We are friends.

We are connected.

We are kindred spirits.


I designed this card with the following story in mind. The bottom part of the card opens to reveal the "Happy Mother's Day" message. (Sorry, these colors did not photograph well--just look at the adorable image--heee!)



Here is the card as it is opened (On this one you can see the dimension of the main image--I layered the stamped image and elevated it at certain points so the image has a lot of depth):



And here is a picture of the inside:


Materials used: Stamps--Kindred Spirits by Gina K Designs; cardstock-celery, brocade blue, white (Stampin' Up!); ribbon-bluebird (SU!); Prismacolor pencils; odorless mineral spirits; clear ep; white embossing powder; versamark; heat tool; silver cord (SU!); dimensionals (SU!); Scor-Pal; Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal); brilliance black ink; robin's nest baubles; Cuttlebug and Nestabilities; Paper piercing tool and mat pack (Stampin' Up!).


"My name is Anna. I live in Florida, near South Beach. Maybe you've heard of the South Beach Diet? That started here because we all spend a lot of time on the beach. The beach is great, it's the bathing suit part that I'm not crazy about. This new baby has changed my body a little bit but he's so worth it. For my birthday, my Mom and my 2 sisters chipped in to buy me this baby runner so now I can try to get a little exercise in and still play Mommy at the same time.

My Mom is from Puerto Rico and only speaks Spanish to my little guy to help him be bi-lingual. We get to go to Puerto Rico twice a year because my cousins all live there and I can't wait to take the baby this year and show him off to my family! The best part about visiting Puerto Rico is the food. (Should I even be thinking about food when I'm trying to exercise my baby weight off?)

My cousin Maria makes the BEST Arroz con Pollo con Esparragos y Estragon! That means Chicken and Rice with Asparagus and Tarragon. Actually, it's a pretty healthy meal too!
"

Chicken and Rice with Asparagus and Tarragon

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons corn oil
2 ounces ham, cut into small dice
4 chicken thighs, skinned, boned, and cut into strips
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves, minced, or 2 teaspoons dried
1 cup tomato sauce
2-1/2 cups long-grain rice
4 to 4-1/2 cups chicken stock or canned chicken broth
1/2 pound fresh asparagus spears, blanched, for garnish

Directions:
Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the ham and chicken and saute until the chicken is browned, about 5 minutes. Add the bell pepper and saute for another 2 minutes. Add the tarragon and tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Add the rice and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer until the rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Garnish with the asparagus and serve.

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The Kindred Spirits stamps were designed by Gina K. and will be available at her store at 1 minute past midnight on April 10th.

The fabulous concept is that you choose what you want your main image to look like--there are lots of different ones to choose from and they all have different, but realistic, characteristics. So, you CHOOSE which images work best for you. There is a matching tin of sentiments that go with those images and can be used with many images you already have. All stamps are made of deeply etched rubber on cling vinyl, ready to be trimmed and used with acrylic blocks.

Throughout this blogland journey...you will see many of those images and lots of different stories that connect all of these women...

To continue the journey, click here.


Thanks for stopping by!


35 comments:

Melanie said...

CUTE!!! I just *KNEW* you'd have the jogger!! ;)

Lee said...

Precious!! I love your colors!! What an amazing line!!

Elizebeth said...

Super CUTE! I knew you'd have the runner!

Stampmouse said...

loving this journey of blogs. the stamps looks great love the idea that they are seperate too

Linsey said...

How adorable, Carolyn! I am loving this concept and these designs, very neat! That recipe looks delish! tfs, off to continue the journey...

jeannen2 said...

What a neat card -- it looks easy to figure out, but that'll probably be a tutorial in the future too? LOL! I can't wait to see what's next!

emilymomto3boys said...

great job Cammie! Love that opening!

Rita said...

I'm already liking this line of stamps. Your card is so beautiful, I luv that design! You girls are doing an amazing job with these stamps.

StampOwl said...

amazing card Cammie

Angie said...

How wonderful! I can't get enough, so I'm off!

Christina Fischer said...

Love the card -- great design! What a fantastic concept for these stamps, and what a beautiful way to reveal them! The recipe looks yummy -- thanks!

peanutbee said...

These stamps are really cool. I like that they're all being sold separately, and I'm LOVIN' the fold design of your card!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow! Fantastic card!
Can't wait to check out all the options being offered!

Etha said...

OK I am beginning to tear up now, these are all SO wonderful! Its like, hey we get to stamp REAL LIFE!! Love what you did here with all the wonderful little details on this card. I can't believe you let us take the journey and then we have to WAIT a day to get them :)

Janine said...

Love the card and that recipe sounds YUMMY !! Might just be trying that one soon!!

Julie Brooks said...

I love the layout of your card! SO CUTE! Those colors are great too!!

~ Maricel Fabi said...

Beautiful image, your colors and the opening. Great work!

Deb said...

I love the design of your card and the new images are too cute.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

So cute! I'm lovin this new line!

Judi said...

Very cute!

Ila said...

Oh Wow!! what great ideas and designs...and Your card is Totally Fabulous!!

Barb Schram said...

Love that card design! Great card. This journey is phenomenal!

Christi said...

This is awesome!! I love it!!

Alexandra said...

Totally cute - love that image and the card is amazing, love how it opens up!!! Very adorable!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Erin... said...

Such a cute card!!! And a sweet image.

Silli said...

great job. I love the colors:-) TFS:-) Bye, Silli

Carla said...

I'm off to check this out, it sounds very intriguing, and the recipe sounds wonderful. The card is so cute!

Karen said...

What an exciting release from Gina K. this month! I love these images and what they represent--very cool. The card you made is great and while I never exercise with my baby, I can always pretend that I do. :-)

Michelle said...

How cute!!! Can't wait to see the set. Great Card Cammie..

Joanne B. said...

Beautiful card cammie! I just love the layout, and I totally adore the popped out dimension on the jogger.

Julie Masse said...

what a great card! I love your colors and this is a cute line!!

Carolina said...

Lovin' this journey, the stamps, and the recipe reminds me of one of my grandmother's recipe...thanks for taking me to such a happy place! Lovin' your wonderful card - TFS!!!

Michelle said...

Great card Carolyn! I love the design that you used - I always forget about the 1/2 opening like that!

Bethany Paull said...

What fabulous colors! I must remember this. Love the opening for your card too.

Juanita B said...

Such a cute and up to date stamp!
I love the details of the and layout of the card. Fabulous work, TFS.