Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CSS Sketch Hop

Welcome to our first Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Blog Hop!

Jessica Fick, the Design Team Coordinator for GinaK Designs, has issued a challenge to all of the past and present team CSS team members to make a Christmas card with one of these sketches:



Here is what I came up with:


For my first card, I used an older Gina K set--Warm and Cozy Christmas. I simply stamped the image and cut out the boy (there is a tree behind him in the stamp). I used the "joy" sentiment in Warm Winter Wishes to stamp right next to him in the circle.

I added some red crystals in some of the snowflakes and added some icicle stitckles below his feet so this card sparkles a lot.

Materials used: Stamps-Warm and Cozy Christmas, Warm Winter Wishes (sentiment) (Gina K Designs); Memento black ink; cardstock-Ivory , white pure luxury (Gina K Designs); Copic markers; icicle stickles (Ranger); designer paper-Mini deck-Jolly by Golly (Cosmo Cricket); crystal rhinestones; pom pom ribbon (JoAnns); Spellbinders scalloped circle die; Cuttlebug (Provocraft); ribbon-May Arts; corner rounder punch (Creative Memories).


For this card I used two newer sets--Holiday Hospitality and Vintage Borders (sentiment). I used some of the beautiful new cardstock--tan leather and silver lining!

This was an easy card to make and I love how quick (and beautiful) cards are that are made with this ornament stamp. I finished this off with a big bow, made with my Bow Easy!

Materials used: Holiday Hospitality, Vintage Borders (Gina K Designs); Memento black ink; cardstock-tan leather, silver lining (Gina K Designs); silver cording- (Gina K Designs); Designer paper- Everafter: Something Blue (Cosmo Cricket); ribbon - May Arts; adhesive silver dots (Mark Richards); Scor-Pal; Bow Easy.

We know you're going to LOVE what everyone has designed for us tonight!
First, here are the links for GinaK's Current CSS Team Members:

Deb Felts
Diana S. Queen
Karen Knegten
Melissa Cash
Sharri Seffens
Sue VanDeVusse

and the links for all of the past CSS Design Team members participating:

Brenda Turner,
Carla Suto,
Carolina Buchting,
Charlene Merrick,
Dawn Lusk,
DeeMarie Kelemen,
Geri Utterback ,
Giovanna Smith,
Janice Melton,
JenMarie Taylor,
Jennie Harper,
Joy Hadden,
Kay Simmons,
Linda Payne,
Lori McAree,
Melisa Waldorf,
Pam Imholz,
Selma Stevenson,
Shannon Bracken,
Shelly Wilson,
Sue Walsh,
Tina Gilliland

Some of GinaK's Senior Design Team Members and Illustrators wanted to get in on the fun tonight too:
Gina K
Asela Hopkins
Carolyn King <-- me! Cindy Lawrence
Jessica Fick
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger

along with Nina Brackett's Guest Designer: Lisa Hjulberg

All of these gorgeous cards from the entire team will be added to the StampTV gallery throughout the next few days with the tag cssjf1 (which stands for center stage spotlight jessica fick 1)

These sketches are also our sketch challenge for this week, so be sure to check out all the information in the discussion in our Challenge group over on StampTV Thursday morning. We'd love to see your cards with the sketch too!

Thanks for stopping by!

58 comments:

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous stuff Cammie! The coloring on the boy is amazing!

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh Cammie... sooooooooo pretty.. both of them!! Love the way you did the little guy witout his sled and tree. *smile*

Melissa Cash said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I especially love all of the little pearls on the ornament, they are the perfect touch.

Jennie said...

Love these two cards and the way you added the bling is perfect as well as the pom pom ribbbon, CUTE! Love the shape of your second card and that ribbon/bow is gorgeous!

Jessica said...

Oh Cammie!!! I'm so thrilled that you were able to hop with us tonight - and your cards... they are just amazing!!!

You really are a ROCK star, you know??? And, if you don't know it - let me remind you!!!

{hugs} for hopping with us tonight, my friend!

JenMarie said...

Oh these are just fabulous!

Selma said...

Gorgeous cards Cammie. Really love how you added the pearls on the ornament and the bow is so beautiful.

Denise said...

Hi Cammie! Your cards are smashing! The ornament looks awesome adorned with the pearls!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Beautiful cards Cammie - The second would be my favourite though.....very stylish and that bow is delish!!! Hope your family will be together for Christmas.

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards Cammie!! My favorite is the first one :)

Neesey said...

I love the way you colored the child. Stunning card

JessicaK said...

Love the warm and cozy set and can never get enough of seeing these images. Beautiful job.

Dawn said...

fabulous samples Cam!! awesome coloring on the first and love the tall card too!

Melanie said...

your colring rocks! love the ball trim!

these colors on the second are so unexpected to me and I love it!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Awesome cards! Your coloring is amazing. Love your interpretation on the ornament card.

Marsha said...

These are great. Love the colors. The little boy card is priceless.

asela said...

Beautiful cards!

asela said...

Beautiful cards!

catdidit said...

so gorgeous Cammie! I really love them pom poms on your card! Must get some of them!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful cards, Cammie! Awesome coloring on the first and great ornament on the second! Love them!

naneruth said...

Both are great ideas.

Kathy H said...

Beautiful cards!

Lisa T said...

Adorable! Great job coloring in the little boy. :)

redwasher1 said...

Very cute cards!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous Cammie! The first is adorable, and the second is simply stunning!

joy said...

What beautiful cards! the dp on the 1st makes your warm and fuzy so special!

Starla said...

OHHH!! I like both of these cards! They are so completely different. Love your coloring on the boy and the simplicity of the ornament is just stunning

Janice M said...

Cute cards! I love the pom pom ribbon on the first one, reminds me of little snowballs!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous cards, Cammie.
I love them both!

Karen x

Payne Holler Cards said...

they are both wonderful! love how you did each of them!

Jenny McGee said...

Great cards. I love the little boy and the backgrounds on that card. so, cute.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love both cards Cam!! The first is so sweet with that beautifully colored image and the darling little pom poms! And the second is so warm yet elegant!! Two fabulous creations!!

Donna said...

Beautiful card, Cammie! I haven't used that ornament yet. I have to get some play time in. Great job!

Teri said...

Beautiful cards! TFS!

Sharri Seffens said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love the pom pom ribbon on the first and the Ornament is perfect for this sketch!

Christi said...

What beautiful cards!! That second one is OMG gorgeous!!!

Pat Jandacek said...

Appreciate all the color in the wintry scene...it seems to sparkle with Joy! TFS your lovely versions of this great sketch.

Connie M. said...

These are both so wonderful, Cammie!! Love the white fringy balls on the first, and the added pearls to the ornament on the second! WOW!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Wow! Your ribbon and ornament on the second card are soooo beautiful, Camster, and I love how you colored and used just the little boy on the first card. So cute!

Lynne Phelps said...

Love both cards, but I especially love the pompom fringe on the snowsuit card! Charming!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Utter fabulousness of course!!! We used the same little guy this hop!! But I LOVE how you masked him off!!! Brilliant...just brilliant!!!!

Lori said...

Fantastic cards Cammie!!

Lori said...

Fantastic cards Cammie!!

Natalie said...

Your first card just warmed my heart! The second one is so elegant, beautiful cards!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow...these are great! and I Love the little ribbon with the fluff balls. Too cute!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my word!! Cammie, your projects are so stunning!!! Love your ribbons and coloring!! HUGS

Joanne (jojot) said...

the first is adorable and the second is so elegant..you truly can do it all

Stampin' Pam said...

FABULOUS Cammie - love the pearls on the ornament and your coloring is DIVINE on the warm and cozy little boy!

shelly w said...

Love your cards, Cammie!!

Brenda said...

Awesome cards Cammie!! Your coloring is fab!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Beautiful cards, Cammie! Love the designer paper choice on the first card, as well as the sweet little row of pom pom ribbon! The second card is simply beautiful!

Sue D said...

Both cards are wonderful!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

gorgeous colorization!! Adorable image!!

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Shannon said...

So beautiful!! I love how you did the ornament.

Deborah Anton said...

SO cute!! Just love that little boy... everything is great!! BTW... Nothing beats the two comments up... Bwahaahahaha!! :) Miss you!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh how cute! I love your choice of DP and edge treatment and adorable image in your first card, and your second card is simply wonderful.

Carolina said...

Ever so cute Cammie! Your coloring is just perfect.