Sunday, May 18, 2008

I'm Late....

This is late---I was scheduled to sneak peek this brand new set by Gina K Designs yesterday but was out of town---so I am sneaking my sample in today! (Better late than never, right Gina!?)

First, I want to let you all know that I so appreciate your sweet emails and comments about my son. Ben was quite the trooper on Friday. We were at the hospital at 8:30 a.m. and he didn't get called back to the pre-op area until 1. As if dealing with a five year old is hard enough, try dealing with a super HUNGRY one! The poor guy wasn't able to eat and was getting tired.
Ben had a slow time waking up from the anesthesia--took about an hour in the recovery room but all in all he did just great. The poor guy had three root canals, five caps and one tooth pulled. YIPES! We didn't get home from the hospital until dinner time and he just collapsed again on the couch. But--I am happy to report that he is doing GREAT! Woohooo....he got to use his tooth fairy tin I made for him for the first time and we took some video of that. What a trooper he was. Thanks for all of your prayers and concern! I know they helped!

My husband and I were house hunting on Saturday and today so we are very exhausted from all the events of the weekend. We did find a few homes we liked and put an offer on one---fingers crossed that that goes well!

So.....THAT is why this is late. Sorry!

Here is a peek at Melanie's new set "Jumping for Joy!"for Gina K Designs. If you are like me, you just fell in love with all of Melanie's animal stamps--well, she has done it again. I cannot even pick my favorite in this set but I wanted to start off with the zebra.

This card also features some new zoo brads that Gina K will be carrying in her store. What a perfect accent for all those adorable animals!

I created my own background for this card by tearing pieces of white cardstock and then adhering them to the black to mimic the zebra's stripes. I used my easel design to attach the front of the card to the back using the oval punches. I thought the pink fringe would be an adorable accent to the card.



Here is another view of the adorable zebra. Notice that I curved the sentiment along the curve of the circle. Then I added the piercing holes to continue the flow.


Materials used: Stamps-Jumping for Joy! (Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K Designs); ink-brilliance black; Copic markers; cardstock-pink, white, black (Stampin' Up!); zoo brads (Gina K Designs); oval punches (Stampin' Up!); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Nestabilities (Spellbinders); paper piercing tool and mat pack (Stampin' Up!); fringe; dimensionals (SU!).


*****Gina K Designs will be releasing five new sets, four single stamps and some awesome new Bling & Dazzle embellishments on Tuesday night after the new release party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. CENTRAL time on Splitcoaststampers. Be sure to stop by for fun, games, sneak peeks of the sets and a special code for a free gift with your order!*****

Thanks so much for stopping by!

48 comments:

Alexandra said...

Okay, first, I am so very glad that your son is doing so well - my son had 11 teeth pulled at once to make room for his adult teeth and they did it all with a local - I really was the one who needed it - LOL! Good to know he came through with flying colors!

Your card is stinkin' adorable, I just love the zebra and the stripes are pure genius! Better late than never is right - I love this! Off to visit Gina! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

peanutbee said...

Awesome homemade BG paper!! Love the fibers and that adorable new zebra stamp!!

stampmonkey said...

Oh, my! I can't believe all the dental work your poor little guy had to have done at one time -- no wonder he was at the hospital! Glad he's doing so well.

Your zebra card is one of THE cutest cards I've ever seen! The image is darling, but the way you made your own bkgrnd paper, the 'easel' sketch, and the zebra brads are just perfect for this! I love the addition of the pink fiber frills too. Beautiful job!

Hope your offer on the home is accepted. ;)

Barb Schram said...

Glad to hear your son is doing well! and that you found a house! Prayers for all to go well.

Your background paper is perfect with Mel's new zebra. The pink is so cool with the black and white! Great card!

Linsey said...

Oh, I'm glad that your DS is recovering well--what a good boy! Extra prayer for him tonight :) I love what you did with Melanie's new zebra! Such style! Thanks for making the time to delight us with your sneak peek, despite your endless schedule--life! ;)HUGS!

Pamela Smerker said...

Glad to hear you son is doing well. Gosh it is hard to be a parent when your child has to go through anything of that nature.
This card is adorable! Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us.
Thanks for sharing and hey, don't worry about being late.
Hugs!!

Ila said...

I love this card...and your homemade paper...the Zebra is gorgeous...what a fabulous stamp!!

I'm so glad your son is recovering well from the sugery!!
Take Care....and Happy house hunting!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh goodness Cammie!! What a lot your little guy had to go thru!!! More hugs and prayers.....'cuz you can never get enough of those!!! And definitely for the house offer being accepted too!!!

Now to that DARLING lil zebra card!!! I love how you did the bg paper with the torn strips!! And the pink touch is just perfect for this little girl!!!

Markie's Mom said...

I love your zebra card! How incredibly sweet! You really captured the "fun" of this image!

Shelly said...

So glad to hear all went well w/ DS Caro. I love your card, the fibers and brads are just perfect!

Janine said...

Carolyn your card is just fabulous! The background is perfect!
My son is 21 and had surgery about two weeks ago. He wanted a cheeseburger before he went in and immediately after. LOL!

Melanie said...

Oh dear, what a nightmare! I'm so glad he's okay!

your card is terrific, looks like we were all thinking pink and black with one(I didn't post mine yet!) very clever to make your own zebra print the aded texture of the torn paper looks even better than a printed DP would. Love that pink fiber and the curved sentiment, you rock!

JAR said...

Oh my! I am so glad DS is feeling better!!

Your zebra card just wows me -- I LOVE IT!! What an awesome background. You are so creative, Carolyn!! Am looking forward to seeing the other images -- is there a giraffe???? lol

Julie Masse said...

Glad your son made it through ok! What a day! Your card is just adorable - the torn paper is just perfect for the zebra! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So happy to hear Ben is doing well! Fingers crossed on the house! LOVE your zebra card. . .he's adorable!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

P.S. Are you having problems with your email? I'm trying to send you one and it keeps coming back with "permanent fatal errors"! LOL

Carol said...

I'm happy to learn that your son is doing well and things will be fine. Also, congrats on finding a new home - keeping finners crossed for you that everything goes as planned.
Now to the card - this is just darling! I love the stripes you created for this and the pink fibers just pulled everything together. Love the ovals holding it all together - nice job!

Christina Fischer said...

I'm glad to hear Ben's surgery went well, but OH MY -- that's a lot of dental work!! Hope he's feeling a little better every day!

Your card is too adorable -- that torn background is amazing! Love the pink and black, and the fibers are perfect!

I hope you find a house soon! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

No luck. . .I think it's a hotmail thing. I get the same thing with someone else I sent something to. Weird! :) Anyway, THANKS. . .so excited!

Michelle said...

I should have read your blog post before I emailed you this morning. Glad to know Ben is well and there's a new house int he works.

LOVE this card, and your bg paper is perfect! Who would have thought it was torn paper. Genius...pure genius! :-)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Carolyn, I'm happy to hear that Ben did so well. I remember Chloe taking a bit to come out of it too. THEN I was the one who got queezy. I had her on my lap in a rocking chair in the recovery room and the gases coming out of her made me almost faint. They had to take her from me and put ME on oxygen...hahaha! She had one root canal and 8 caps put on her back teeth as there was no enamal on them.
Your card is really cute! I like how you did the sentiment curved and paper pierced around it!

Bee said...

Waow, beautiful card, love the use of the pink that softens all the black and white and your background stripes are awesome! :-)

I didn't realize your little guy was having such a job done in his mouth! That stinks that he had to wait that long fasting! I know my kids would go ballistic! LOL
Glad to hear he's already recovering well. :-)
Good luck for the house...

Rita said...

Happy to hear that all went well with Ben! Mom & dad made it through this ordeal with flying colors as well! Heres loads of luck that you get the house that you want!

Your card is so cute, I luv it!

Robyn said...

I love it!!!! I can't wait to see the entire set!

Amy said...

Wow you have been busy! Glad Ben's surgery went well...poor little guy! Good luck on the house. I love this card. The white fiber is a great addition to your card. Darling zebra!

Erin... said...

Glad to hear your little one is doing well!! Mouth work is always terrible, poor little guy!!

Fingers crossed for you on your house offer, what a fun and stressful time that is!!

Finally, his is the sweetest card!! I just love it!!

Christi said...

I'm so glad that your little man is doing ok. This card is fantastic! I can't wait to see this set!

Deborah Anton said...

SO glad to hear that Ben is doing well... but I saw that yesterday when he was running around!! LOL!! :) This card is so cute!!! And I have always loved the look of pink with zebra!!

Kathleen said...

So glad that all went well with Ben---I know that must have been a very long day for you both! This card is SOOOO nice. I love the color combo and the focal point is perfect! Thanks for sharing that one---definitely better late than never!!

Darlene said...

Wow Cammie, this is adorable. I love the BG paper you created. The brad are perfect and the fiber. I love everything about it.

StamperSharon said...

LOVE the striped background you created, Cammie - so creative! I really like the added pink, too -- so pretty!

dpkennedy said...

Oh Cammie, this card is fantastic! I love the pp you created! The fringe is excellent with this adorable image too! Love this card!

So glad your little guy did so well and is feeling good! And, fingers crossed for your offer-how exciting!

Deb said...

Wow this is just adorable, love it! Love the background you created and the colors and fibers!!

Carolina said...

Glad to hear Ben is doing okay and that he made it through all those procedures...poor little guy!

Woo hoo - how exciting, glad you found a house and so going to keep my fingers crossed for you.

Talk about better late than never - what an adorable card! The background is amazing and love the fringe and buckles - just the perfect accents!

Julie Koerber said...

Hey Cammie! Glad your son's surgery was ok! The wait must have been tough--- I can't imagine a hungry nervous kid sitting for hours on end. Wow. What a trooper!

I had to laugh when I saw your card. I probably shouldn't say this -- but I made one before I saw yours - Wait 'til you see it. It's strikingly similar. I guess great minds think alike??!?? :-)

Take care! Glad house hunting was productive!

Jennifer Buck said...

Your card is adorable. I'm glad that everything went ok. Hope your little guy is doing better now. Take care! :)

Debbie Olson said...

Cammie--this is SO sweet! I love the zebra background too!

kat said...

Love the home made zebra paper.... Fabulous!

Tammy said...

Cammie!
So glad your son is doing OK. What a lot of work he had to have done. Poor little man. I know it's not fun, but glad he got to sleep through it.
Good luck with your house hunting! We will be doing that too...as soon as we get this one under agreement. Boy it's stressful this moving stuff!
Good luck to you and to me! ;o)
Luv,
Tammy

~ Maricel Fabi said...

Beautiful color combination, image and background. Great design!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh so sorry to hear about you little guy and all the dental work he had to have done. Ouch. Glad its over with and hope he continues to mend.

Now for your card... It's adorable! Love the circles and those cool tabs at the top. Fun design, Carolyn!

Joan said...

Glad to hear your son is doing well. I can't imagine such a young person having to endure that. Wow. Prayers will continue to come your way.
This is a very sweet zebra....I just love her kicking up her heels....and the background is great. Joan

Stampmouse said...

too cute dang I was out of town and missed the release must weed through the emails and blogs and go check it out

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Okay girl, I am dying to know...where did you put in an offer on a home? Email me..Hugs, chris

Maria Levine said...

Glad to hear your son is doing well, that had to be tough for him. Poor little guy! Good luck with the house hunt.

Your sample is fantastic, I love that Zebra!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I love your card, so super cute!! I am so happy to hear your son is doing good!!

Rose Ann said...

Gosh...it's good to hear that Ben did so well! That is quite a bit to have to deal with...wow!!

I love your zebra card!! Your created background paper is so perfect!! So adorable!!

Jennie Skaggs said...

This is a gorgeous card. :) I missed the story about your son. That has to be hard for him to be in the hospital. Glad he is doing okay. Jennie