Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Gina K Preview Day # 3, a tutorial and blog candy

Contest closed. Random.Cara selected #96 as the winner. Congrats to " Sharon Harnist said...
Great new set, Cammie -- so versatile!"

Congrats Sharon!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 3 of the Gina K Designs Previews. The design team has been previewing all of the new sets that will be available after the release party on Splitcoaststampers from 7 to 10 p.m. Central time on THURSDAY!

Today...it is time to reveal my new set.....NURSE Feelgood! I KNOW a few of you guessed this ....but what you did NOT know is that this set is not JUST for nurses.

About a year ago, I illustrated Doctor Feelgood for Gina K Designs....and it was always my intention to do a counterpart--a nurse. However, I did not want to create an image that could only be used for nurses...so I designed a stamp set that can be a nurse...but also can EASILY be transformed into a doctor, paramedic, dentist, PA, vet, teacher, mother and any thing else you would use a female image for.

Here is my first card featuring the nurse as she was originally drawn. There are lots of sentiments in the set that can be used for many occasions. One of the sentiments is the "I {heart} my...." and you can fill in the blank with some professions included or add your own.

In honor of Nurse Appreciation Week (May 6-12, 2009) I created this:


The sentiments, nurse and ambulance are all part of the set. The images are colored with Copic markers. I repeated the sentiment behind the matted image to create a fun background.


The nurse image is fantastic to thank a nurse for nurse appreciation or for caring for a loved one; or it works well to send a fun card to a significant other (there are sentiments for that in the set too!); and it also is great to create cards to send to nursing friends and relatives.

Here is the ambulance used on its own on a card-
I paired this image with a sentiment from Doctor Feelgood. The ambulance on its own is great for an EMT or for a fun valentine or anniversary card. The sentiment reads "Love is the best medicine." So, for this card, I covered up the ambulance cross with a fun felt heart.

Removed for Publication


But, this set can be used for so much more....very easily. Because of the way I drew the image, it is simple to alter it to be used for tons of other cards. I only have a nurse hat on her head to distinguish her as a nurse. I opted to put papers in her arms so that she can be ANYTHING you need her to be. Check out how EASY it is to change her:

1. Simply ink up the stamp. (I used Memento tuxedo black ink.)



2. Then, use a damp Q-tip to rub off the ink on the hat. (Gina K's stamps are deeply etched so it is simple to take off ink on one part of an image and the stamped image is always so crisp!) Then, go over the area once more with a dry Q-tip to ensure you removed all ink.

Here is the stamp with the ink removed off her hat--- so easy!

3. Stamp image on cardstock. Whola! She is no longer a nurse. (Just add the little stethescope in the set and she becomes a doctor. Add an apple in her hands and she is a teacher. Put her in front of some animals and she is a vet. Put a tooth image behind her and she is a dentist. Put a child or flowers or a stuffed animal in her hands and she is a mother. Put a graduation cap on her head or stamped in the background and she is a graduate.....The possibilites are endless.)

You can use the same technique to change her hairstyle...or simply add more length to it.


Here are two cards I created to show you the transformation. Here she is as a teacher:

For this quick card, I wanted to show you this set paired with two others from this release: Wee Tees and the One Free with Three set called Notes to Mom. (One Free with Three set is the set you receive FREE this month when you purchase three other sets!!) It is filled with gorgeous sentiments that you will use over and over again!
You can see more Previews of Nurse Feelgood or Notes to Mom on these blogs today:

In the Spotlight Designer for Gina K Designs
Beverly Cole


Blog CANDY! Leave a comment on this post to be entered to WIN a NURSE FEELGOOD set!!! Random.Cara will pick a winner on Thursday night at 8 p.m. Central time! (Subscribers can post twice.) Winner must contact me within three days of winning.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you like the new set!

159 comments:

Kristi said...

Being a nurse myself, I really love what you have done with this set. I just love the cards you have made with it!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a fun set, Cammie.

AG said...

Great set, Cammie! I love all the different ways that you used the nurse stamp. Your cards are always so cute!
~Angie

AG said...

Love how you pair Wee Tees with the Mom card....very cute and clever!
~Angie

Alex said...

I am lovin' all the previews Cammie and this set is fabulous - I think it's great you made is sooo versatile!! Another must have!! Your samples are awesome, I just love them! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Karen Knegten said...

Oh, she is sooo cute! My good friend is retiring from school nursing in a couple of months- this would be perect! I would love to win this set. Great job, Cammie.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, I forgot I get a second chance. :)

Anita said...

Wow! What a wonderful stamp! I like how it can be used in many ways.

Anita said...

Great tips!

Margaret Sims said...

Love this set. Its great that she can so easily be altered to so many occupations.
Great idea
Margaret (in Aus)

Desiree de Monye said...

Awesome!!! Love how she can be paired with the other sets too!

elvira said...

What a wonderful set! Thanks for showing how you can use Nurse Feelgood so many different ways.

elvira said...

Thanks for the 2nd chance to win this darling set!!

Pamela Gibson said...

wow she's fun!!

Pamela Gibson said...

here's my second subscriber post, love your blog

Debby said...

what a great set of stamps and your cards are so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am a nurse as well...so u KNOW I LOVE THIS SET! I did guess it was something along this line! yeah! It would be a great win! Tyvvvm for the chance...the card samples are great! I agree it is very versatile! Cher
hilly77@comcast.net

Cindy H. said...

Another nurse here! Have to have this set. And my little boy would love the ambulance image too!

Moni said...

Waw great set, love the project you did! Love to win this set! Hugs, Moni

Moni said...

Ok my second chance I am your subcriber and the follower! Hugs,Moni

CraftingAnu said...

wow, this is such a great set. I think its magical cause you can turn her into whoever u like!

CraftingAnu said...

My second comment as a follower. You are really a very talented illustrator. Love the set and the previews too! Also, thank you for the small tutorial u gave in your post as well.

cgargus said...

Can't wait to see the whole set! Thanks for the chance to win!

StampinCathy said...

This set is fanatic and love the different ways you can use her. Now with this nurse how can you not feel good? Thanks for a chance at this cute set.

AbcHobby.it said...

Very nice card...
thanks for the chance to win!!

hugs from italy
elisabetta

AbcHobby.it said...

my second chance!!

elisabetta

Anonymous said...

I think this set is really cute. I appreciate the way you can change the image to fit any person.

Martha

Marthamh2@aol.com

Melanie said...

wow, you've been busy! they're all fabulous!!!

Allison said...

What a great set and so versatile! I love it.

Donna said...

What a versatile set, Cammie! And great ideas. I will definitely remember the Q-tip trick for removing ink. Love your cards. Congrats on the new set! Have a great day!

Donna said...

Here's my second for being a subscriber. I just love our blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sharri C said...

Cammie, Having been a nurse for nearly 30 years,I think this set rocks! but being able to use her for many female roles is "genious" LOVE IT! SharriC

Tracey said...

Love this set Cammie! And I think it is especially fabulous that she can be used for other things! Awesome job on your cards! Gorgeous!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So, so cute, Cammie! I LOVE the 3 different cards you made. . .what a versatile set! ADORABLE!

Jennie said...

What a fun set..you have created a winner.

Jennie said...

Second post for subscribing...

Rebecca said...

What a very cute set!!! I love how versatile she is!!!

Trinity's Designs and Photography said...

I love your blog. And the chance to win twice is awesome!!!

Trinity's Designs and Photography said...

This stamp set is very cute, I love it!

SueB said...

Very cute stamp set - thanx for the tips AND the blog candy opp!

Elena said...

Wow! What a great and versatile stamp set! Love it!!!
Thank you so much for sharing all your ideas, Cammie!

Nancy said...

Cammie, you ROCK! My daughter has many medical issues and has nurses come in a few days a week to help her out (and give me a break). Well, Jess recently started stamping with me and now wants to make cards for all her nurses! We've been having new ones coming in a lot so that's going to be a lot of card! haha! Anyhow... your new release is PERFECT! I know Jess would LOVE it! So whether I win it or not... Ms. Nurse Feelgood will be coming to our house sometime soon. :-)

Terri E. said...

Second subscriber entry. Thanks again for your creativity. Those different takes on the set really are great.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Diane said...

Cute set, I sure was way off on my guess, I thought it would be a cat stamp...LOL!!

Diane said...

Can't wait to see all the new releases in full Thursday night, I am hoping to be home, so far I have never been able to participate, not sure what to do or how it works on SCS, but am going to try and figure it out...thanks!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Great new set, Cammie! I love all the different ways it can be used! Thanks for sharing your wonderfully creative samples and thanks for the chance to win it!

The Bug said...

What a great set! Dr. Feelgood is one lucky stamp guy! I love the examples of different ways it can be used too! Great Job Cammie!

The Bug said...

As a proud subscriber - just wanted to say great job again.

Karen said...

Congratulations Cammie. Your Nurse Feelgood set is adorable!

Kylah Marro said...

This is a great set! I work for an alzheimers patient at a nursing home and this set will be perfect for all the wonderful, caring nurses that help when I am unable to be there! Thank you for the chance to win this great set!!!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Love how versatile she is!

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

I love the fact you can "erase" part of the stamp! Thanks for the tutorial! Great set, by the way.

ruth said...

i would love love this set. i am a nurse and i have lots of friends that are nurses,,,,love the versitility too!

ruth said...

You are such a talented designer!
Thanks for sharing with us.

yvette said...

I love the new stamp I knew it had to be a nurse. I would love to have her since I am a nurse too.

yvette said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great blog candy

Joyce B (Burchboo) said...

Cammie, this set is awesome. I work at a health dept. and it will sure let me personalize a lot of things for my co-workers. Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

Sharri Seffens said...

Carolyn, I absolutely love your new set!!! Thank you for making all the cards to show the many different cards that can be made with it. All of your cards are beautiful!

Amy Johnson said...

What a FANTASTIC set! I will definately be purchasing this one! I just love all the different types of cards you can create with it (Thanks for showing us) and the sentiments are so funny. ALL your cards are fantastic. I ADORE each and every one.

Nicole said...

Great job again, Cammie. She's so cute. Would love to win her.

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

I had guessed nurse, but had no idea she could be so versatile! I'd love to win it! There are two nurses in our family so far.

mspiggy7 said...

Another fun set, Cammie. Love the versatility of this Nurse. Gotta have this set for the nurses in my family.

JennyM said...

This looks like a fun stamp set. I love how you can change it out. How creative. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Jenny

JennyM said...

Hi again, here is comment number two for being a subscriber. Thanks again for a great looking set. Jenny

mspiggy7 said...

Subscriber 2nd post; Love the projects you have made with this set showing all the possibilities. Great job.

Toni K said...

Great set, and great cards! I love the versatility! You rock!

Toni K said...

Subscriber 2nd post;)
Love everything you do! That's why I'm a subscriber I guess.

Dawn Easton said...

Ack! Carolyn, this is so cute! I love that you can alter it for anything!!! I'm always in need of teacher related items as I work in a school so this would be PERFECT!
GREAT job on this new set!!

Sue D said...

Thanks for showing us some of the different ways you can change Nurse Feelgood--very versatile set!

PatsyB said...

I don't know if she is really a nurse or not, but just looking at these cards made me feel a lot better!! What a versatile stamp! Thanks for sharing this with us.

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Wow Cammie, I love the way you tweeked this image!! CUTE!!!

Andrea said...

Love it! You are a bottomless pit of talent!

Judi said...

They are all so cute! Great job! Love how versatile she is for other images (teacher, etc.).

Judi said...

Here's my second post as a subscriber. I'm still crossing my fingers.

kellygrl27 said...

Your stamp sets are awesome. And I love how you show the versatility of them! Keep it up!

kellygrl27 said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win *twice* for being a subscriber. Random.Cara, pick me!

Sandra said...

What a great set - thanks for the fun!
Sandra

Sandra said...

WOW! Thanks for the second chance so subscribers have benefits!
Sandra

Darlene L said...

Wow--how fabulous. Nurses and other women alike will appreciate this receiving cards made with this set! WTG!

Lindsay said...

That is so stinkin cute! I thought it might be a "partner" to Dr. Feelgood, but the Nurse is adorable!
-Lindsay

lisa808 said...

What a nice set. Nurses are so often unappreciated and they have a very tough job. Way to go!

Jingle said...

These are great cards! I love how you mixed up the way you used the set, too!

Lindsay said...

Thank you for the 2nd chance for subscribers! I love following your blog! :)

paradise45 said...

What a great stamp set on it's own, but it also perfectly compliments your Dr. Feelgood set too. I like the versatility of the set. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan H.
tomsue@charter.net

Kay S. said...

What a fun set! I love her as Nurse Feelgood but it is so cool that she can be transformed into other things! Thanks for showing us how easy it is to make her into other female figures.Can't wait to see the whole set!

Nancy said...

I love this set, great job!
I love how you can change it up so easily! Thanks for a chance to win!

Nancy said...

Love the possibilites w/ this
"nurse"! Thanks for a chance to win!

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on your new set! Thanks for showing the vesatility, too. I LOVE that in a stamp set!

catdidit said...

I just Love this set Cammie! SOOO many possibilities have you have shown, which are soo awesome, ALL of them! WOW!!

Janet said...

I love this set. You are super creative!

GramaCat said...

I am a newly Retired Nurse, RN, of 45 yrs, and I can tell you there is NOTHING like this Stamp Set on the market! I know , because I've been looking ! Dozens of times I have wished for just such a set to create something for my Nurse friends still at work, as well as several who retired before me, fromour Hospital. You REALLY did a bangup job Ms king ! if I don't win thisset, or the oneGinaK is offering, I'm buying it myself ! It is simply a "must have" for me !
If youare so inspired, can you create a Nurse with a Lab Coat? I worked inPsychiatry for 40 of my years, and we wore civillian clothes and a lab coat...to soften the Institutional fell of our Unit. Many RNs wear scrubs orLab Coats these days. thanks for your Creative mind andwonderfully executed tallent !
GramaCat

Deb Neerman said...

Love the cards, Cammie!!

And the new stamp set? Adorable! And so versatile; love it!

Erika M. said...

I'm totally loving your new set - great cards!

Susan G said...

We should have known the good doc needed a nurse. Great idea to design this set. Cute cards you've made with her.

sarahw said...

So cute! I had a feeling. :)

Sharon Harnist said...

Great new set, Cammie -- so versatile!

Whimsey said...

Oh Cammie, the versatility is endless - LOVE IT!!

My best friend is an oncology nurse...we're always looking for nurse related cards so this perfect!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Karinn said...

Wow! What an adorable set. I love the versatility. The card with Mom holding the teddy is adorable, and I love how she looks like you! Off now to visit the other blogs more more peeks!

JessicaK said...

Love the versatility, Cammie, thanks for that. I don't know many nurses, but I sure know lots of teachers, and this looks like it's just perfect.

Reality Show Reject said...

Love it! Beautiful cards as always! Thanks for sharing!

Reality Show Reject said...

Second entry as a subscriber! Thanks for the chance to win!

nancy said...

WOW this set is amazing. I am a pediatric Emergency Room nurse for over 25 years. As you can guess, I have lots of friend in the medical field and can definitely use this. I can't wait until Thursday.

Lisa said...

wow, I guessed it would be a nurse, I liked how you took her hat off and made her a mom

Lisa said...

Here's my second comment (for subscribers)Thanks for the chance to win twice :)

sandyh50 said...

What a great set! I love the different ways to use the nurse stamp!

Patty said...

Wow Cammie, I like how you used a q-tip to take off ink. I never thought of that. Great tip and nice cards!

Edys Gonçalves said...

Thats a wonderful way to use one stamp for two themes!!!! LOVE IT

Edys Gonçalves said...

And I'm a subscriber!!!! Uhuuuuuuuuu!!! Kisses

Queen Mary said...

Cammie, I guessed wrong but this is better than I could have expected! My sister is a nurse manager and always gives her nurses a Christmas gift -- now I can make Christmas cards too! And you forgot one use -- girl scout leader! Your mom card made me think IMMEDIATELY of a girl scout leader! How incredibly, totally exciting! I hope I win, I hope I win!

Queen Mary said...

AND, because I'm a subscriber I'm adding a second post...

Christina Fischer said...

What a great set, Cammie!! Love the versatility! :)

Beverly aka beestamper said...

Excellent set Carolyn.. I'm so happy to be a part of the preview.. I was wondering how the teacher sentiment worked in with the set.. now I know! I love the teacher image and how super easy it is to maske and alter the image... Great idea!!!

Anita C said...

Wow Cammie!! Your cards are awesome, your new set is so versatile!! Thanks so much for sharing your altering technique :) and thanks for the opportunity to win your Fab set!!

Anita C said...

Here is my second comment for being a subscriber.......thanks for a second chance!

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

I love it!!!!!!!! I could do SO much with this set!!!

PAS said...

What a fun stamp. My sister is a nurse, so I can lots of uses for the set.

Kerry said...

LOL - I hadn't even tried to guess what your set was going to be but this is a wonderful addition. Love the versatility too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kerry said...

My #2 entry as a subscriber. Love the teddy bear in the last card too.

KanataNewf said...

Lovely set - especially with the change-ups!

Anonymous said...

I love this stamp set.You can make so many different cards with this one set.
Kate

Anonymous said...

You are awesome! I can't wait to see the rest of the set!
jmgeisler

Lori said...

Thanks for making her so easy to alter. Your cards are great, can't wait to see more!

Brenda said...

Great set Cammie, and I love the cards you made with it. I am looking forward to seeing more with this set.

Brenda said...

Thank you for the second chance to win this adorable set.

Shanna Fudge said...

Your cards are wonderful, what I great idea of taking off ink to make a "new" stamp. Thanks Shanna

Shanna Fudge said...

Your cards are wonderful, what I great idea of taking off ink to make a "new" stamp. Thanks Shanna

again for subscription

StaceyJeannette said...

Love your cards! and your stamps!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! An ambulance!!!!! I thank you from the bottom of my paramedic bags!!!
Diane Cooper
diane7@rogers.com

Charmaine said...

This set would really come in handy for me right now. Work in a senior living community with a skilled nursing unit. We are celebrating nurses week in May and our DON, director of nursing, mentioned she needed cards for the girls! Perfect!!!

Charmaine

Marsha said...

You are sooooo clever - not only in your creation of this great set but also how you use it for these wonderful cards. Congratulations on your new set. It will be so fun.

Ying said...

Wonderful set! Congratulations! This set looks so versatile.

Anonymous said...

After stopping by your blog I HAVE to have this! ;) The tutorial is great. Love the possibilities for the teachers and school nurse. I volunteer at the fire department hosting children's birthday parties- the ambulance is perfect!

Christy

Charmaine said...

thanks for another chance to win!

Charmaine

Cynthia (SCS - Stampinak said...

Cammie- I love how versatile your new set can be. Thanks for the chance to win!

carmen said...

so many uses, i love it

carmen said...

cant wait to get my hands on this one

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a great idea! I really appreciate all your great tips and ideas. You always inspire me (:

Donna Baker said...

what great cards! really showcased the versatility in your set! the lined paper & grid paper are excellent on your cards! the teddy bear from Melanie's set? so cute!!

sndy1 said...

great new set!

Traci said...

Fun set! Love the versatility of the set.

Traci said...

Thanks for the second chance for subscribers!

leenda said...

This will go great w/my Dr. Feelgood set. Great versatility!

leenda said...

I'm a subscriber. Thanks for another chance.

Ravengirl said...

The possibilities are just endless with regard to what you could do with this set! Wow!!!

Regina said...

Thanks for sharing your creative possibilities with us. This looks like a "must-have" set!

stampinsilvia said...

ohh what a fun card! I love it! And a great addition to any stamp collection!

Leanne F. said...

You are way too creative girl... being a teacher, I love how professional she looks holding those papers!

Leanne F. said...

Cara,
Please pick me, it is my second chance as I subscribe to your Mommy's creative blog. you are such a lucky little girl to have her.

Nancy said...

Here's my second comment since I'm subscribed to your blog! I'm glad I remembered to come back. I'd looooooooooooove to win this set. :-)

Michelle said...

wonderful set and wonderful tutorial..thanks cammie!

Janet M said...

Wow! I love the new stamps. I have a few nurses in my family it would be great to use these stamps for! Plus so many other uses. Thanks for the fun and congrats on the new line.

Lisa F said...

What a cute set! So glad that you can change it around too - thanks for the examples!

mitz said...

ohhhhh so versital... what fun...
thanks for the opportunity at this...

mdeck73367@aol.com said...

Yes I was right thanks so much have been waiting for this. My Dad is a doctor and my mom was a nurse, lost her to cancer,wish this had been around last year. Thanks. I cand now make a card for my Dad with the sets. from todays on her anns. date

Anonymous said...

Here is the second entry. Thanks again Meg (momoffive)

Susan said...

What a great new set. I love the fact that she can be anything you want her to be.

Janet Z said...

WTG for creating such a great set!!

Rita said...

I luv your new set Carolyn & I like that you can also take the nurse hat off & use her for so many other things...great idea!

Deborah Anton said...

Love all the examples!! Too cute!!