Monday, May 25, 2009

Gina K Preview Day 1

Happy Memorial Day!!! Today is such a wonderful day in America to honor those who serve or who have served our country. I am so thankful for all those (especially my husband) who are willing to serve to protect all those values we hold dear. I just want to take a minute and mention that Cards for Heroes is collecting cards for the service members so that they have cards to send home to their families when they cannot be with them. I created a card for the CCEE challenge today to send to them and I just wanted to pass along the info in case you were looking for an excellent way to support the troops with your hobby!


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Welcome to Gina K Designs Preview Day 1! Get ready for a week full of fantabulous previews of all the new sets that will be released at Gina K Designs on Thursday night! Today, the design team is working with the newest set from Melanie Muenchinger called Sporty Accessories--it is SUCH a great set that can be paired with her Just So Sporty set or used all on its own....

Here is my first card:

The banner and words, bat, glove and ball are all from the new set. I stamped them all on Gina K Pure Luxury cardstock, colored them with Copics and cut them out. I paired these images with the jersey from Just So Sporty to make a great birthday card for a baseball lover. (You can personalize it further by adding his jersey number too!) I framed the images by creating a score line with my Scor-Pal and then stamping the baseball border in grey.

This card also features some of the new digital paper that will be released on Thursday too. The red striped piece is from the Red Stars and Stripes and the Canvas background is from Summer Fabrics.
I love them all together!

Materials used: Stamps-Just So Sporty, Sporty Accessories (Gina K Designs); Memento black ink; Copic markers; grey ink (SU!); digital paper-Stars and Stripes, Summer Fabrics-digital downloads (Gina K Designs); Pure Luxury white cardstock (Gina K Designs); black brads (Making Memories); dimensional foam tape.

And here is another card I created with this set:

Heeeheee! I couldn't resist....sorry! These adorable converse sneakers are part of this set as well and I wanted to demonstrate that this set is NOT just for sport themes. Many of the images can be used for other fun card themes....

"U Stink"
"We Fit Like a Glove"
"Love You" with the bull horn
"Cheer Up" with pom poms and uniform...etc.

I found the leftover iron-on letter on my counter and thought it would go perfectly. I added on the "stink" part with JustRite Brayton Font.

Materials used: Stamps- Sporty Accessories (Gina K Designs); JustRite Brayton font; Memento black ink; cardstock-Pure Luxury (Gina K Designs); ribbon; stapler; designer paper- Frenzy-Whirl-White Out collection (We R Memory Keepers) ; notebook punch (SU!); slit punch (SU!); black marker (Copic).

If you would like to see some more fun stuff created with this set...just venture over to these amazing blogs:
Cindy Lawrence
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Theresa Momber
Melanie Muenchinger
Melissa Shultz (In the Spotlight Designer)
and, of course, Gina!

Hope you will join us for lots of challenges, prizes and fun at the Gina K Designs release party on Splitcoaststampers on Thursday, May 28 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Central time! This release is HUGE--you don't want to miss any of the fun!

AND....in case you haven't heard...Jessica Fick has an awesome new class called Fun with Glitters in the Classroom on StampTV. You can check it out HERE!!!

Stay tuned....another preview tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!

32 comments:

Gina K. said...

I just about fell of my chair laughing at your second card. Cammie, you are a stitch!

Theresa said...

Hee hee! So cool. Cammie, you're a genius!

Carolina said...

Happy Memorial Day to you Cammie! Love the feel and look of the first card - so Americana and the second card is too funny!

Savor the Journey said...

Bwaahahahahaha! U Stink! Oh my gosh ... I should have plastered this on the walls leading to my son's room during his high school years! Fabulous! And I adore those baseballs bordering the first card, Cammie!

~Bev

NinaB said...

Very creative. I love your suggested sentiments...made me giggle.

Debby said...

fabulous cards Cammie!!!

Tracey said...

Love your cards Cammie! The second one is too funny!!

Melanie said...

You hit it outta the park!!!
your baseball card is awesome and the shooooooooooooooes, oh my! someone mentioned "U stink" on my blog before I cam over and I just knew it had to be Carolyn!!!!!!!!!
Actually my first thought was you must have used the U from "Little tees" and the stink from "Wee Tees"! HEEEE!!! I'll definitely be doing that!! Hugs!!!

catdidit said...

You should post a warning Cammie! hahahaha! That U stink is just too 'stinking' funny, haha couldnt resist! And just love how you made the frame on the other one! AWESOME Cammie!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome coloring and cut work on the first one. Love the papers and scor-pal lines too. LOL at the U Stink sentiment...HEEE!

Jessica said...

AWESOME, Cammie!! Everyone can relate to the stinky sneakers... what an awesome idea to make it into a funny card!! I LOVE it - and the baseball one... it's absolutely perfect for this weekend as well as all summer!!

Allison said...

What great cards! I love the ball frame of the first one!

buggin2stamp said...

Both of your cards are awesome! The U Stink card is hilarious.

Maria Levine said...

Cammie! These are fabulous!

Adeline E. Brill said...

Hilarious! Perfect for a few of my students! hehe!!

Lori said...

U Stink! Way to cute, and perfect for my girl soccer players, when they take their putrid shin guards off in the car, YUCK!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! What fabulous cards! This set is a must-have, especially if you have a lot sports-fans in your life. I love the second card. It's so perfect for a high school kid. I love the background paper and the punch you used! And I love how you combined all the images to make the first card. Love the baseball border too. Both cards are so creative and well-done.

Donna said...

Love the cards, Cammie. The "U Stink" is too funny, but sometimes very true. I can't wait for the release. It looks amazing so far! Happy Memorial Day!

Tamara said...

I love that second card. It is so appropriate for my gym sneakers :)

Elena said...

They are both fantastic! Love the sentiment on the second card so much!

Christina Fischer said...

These cards are SO great!! That second one cracks me up -- it totally reminds me of my 16-year-old son!! ;)

Cindy Lawrence said...

Haha...love 'em both, Cammie! I can totally see you sending the second one...it's soooo U! {grin} Smooches!

Sharri Seffens said...

Love both cards! The second one cracked me up...so fun!

Anita said...

Cute cards!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are totally fun! I love the scoring and baseball border! Your link for the Cards for herores doesn't work, thought you would want to know. :0)

Starla said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooo casing your second card (just as soon as I get this set!) DH LOOOOVES converse and has has been known to clear a room with his feet after a hike! BWHHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!! Too perfect!!
Loved how you added the stripes to the jersey (yup....own that set! Can't have too many sets that can be used for boys/tween boys!! (not much out there for that group!!)

Jan Castle said...

Cute, cute, cute...got a good laugh with the sneakers card!
Jan Castle

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

HA!!!!!!! At least I had a warning from Cat so I didn't spew all over my screen!!!! Now THAT is such a perfect card for a sporty, smelly guy!!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh My Gosh!! To funny! U Stink.. I need this for my 12 yr old alone... :}
lolol
Nice work as usual Cammie!
Kimmiek

Joanne (jojot) said...

great (and true) teen cards....fab

Rose Ann said...

Both are so cute, but your stinky card cracks me up!!

dpkennedy said...

Oh these are great boy cards! I love the stink card! So funny you are!