Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thanks Veterans and Calendar HOP!


First and foremost----Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you to all those who have served or who are currently serving our country. Hugs to my hubby, who is in an "undisclosed location in Asia." (his words verbatim).
<<-----Hubby in action. If this photo doesn't make you feel secure......then I don't know WHAT will! (giggle!)
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Gina K Designs is releasing two new sets by Tami Mayberry tonight---Calendar Bits & Pieces and Calendar Grid. The grid is just that---a grid that you can add the calendar dates to---or use for fun invitations or save the date cards. Calendar Bits & Pieces includes TONS of stamps to fill in your calendar or create scrapbook pages, cards, etc.

I created two projects today to try to show you the versatility of these sets. I am sure you will see LOTS of ways to use them on the hop tonight.

First, I used the Calendar Grid to create the fun background of this card. I used the words from the Bits & Pieces set to create a sewn on sentiment:

Materials used: Calendar Grid and Calendar Bits & Pieces (Gina K Designs); bashful blue ink (SU!); white cardstock, tan leather cardstock (Gina K Designs); designer paper-Early Bird-Cosmo Cricket; flower stickers (Martha Stewart); buttons (Making Memories); ribbon-Funky Vintage Trims, Lizzie (Making Memories); sewing machine; slit punch (SU!).

Next, I created a desk calendar using the Grid in a traditional way:I found a stand up photo album at Dollar Tree and thought it would be perfect to alter for a desk calendar. All the little stamps and the words and numbers are in the Bits & Pieces set. Wouldn't it be cute to create holiday desk calendars for grandparents with photos of the kids on the backs of the pages? There are endless possibilities with these sets---Check out these links for more:


For some helpful tips on how to use the Calendar Bits & Pieces and Calendar Grid stamp sets, please be sure to check out Gina's blog and StampTV for a helpful video on just how quick and easy it can be to use! Both of these sets as well as the PDF version of the Calendar Grid image will be available for purchase tonight over on our online store.

After that, stop by our Illustrator's blog - Tami Mayberry for some projects with her stamp sets.
Here are the Gina K Designers who are joining us in the preview tonight:


You'll also want to check in on these CenterStage Spotlight Designer's blogs for more ideas:

Thanks for stopping by!


33 comments:

Melanie said...

great idea with the photo album, i don't have a binding system!

is he holding a gun and a smoothie?? LOL!!

Sharri Seffens said...

Cammie, I Love your card and all the details you added to it! The calendar in the photo book is a great idea!

Alita said...

Great Projects using this stamp set!
wonderful creativity and Thank you for sharing to inspire us!
Alita

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I am soooo inspired by that adorable calendar!!! I love the scallops!!!! And that sure is one Happy Thoughts card for sure!!!! Give your hubby a hug from me too!! :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Okay, so let me clarify.........a HUG of THANKS to your hubby!! ROFL!!! My brain isn't functioning well! LOL

Carolina said...

Great card and calendar!!! Love how you used this set and what a great pic of your hubby...huge thanks to him and all those serving or have served in the forces!

Maria Levine said...

What a fun new set. Love what you did. Great pic of the hubby!

joy said...

Love the calendar in the spiral book!!

Jennie said...

OK Lee...thanks for clarifying :o) LOL!

Cammie, you dh looks like he is holding a gun AND a smoothie :o) Hhhmmm, Love you calendar and your card, what a fun stamp set...

We ALL appreciate your husband and the others who are serving our great country! My brother just arrived in Afghanistan today and couldn't be prouder of him... :o) Have a great night!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Adorable!!
~ky

Melissa Cash said...

Happy Veterans Day to you too! Your card/calendar are awesome. I'm adding them to my file!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

What a cute card and that calendar is super, love the ribbons.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Awesome job Cammie with these projects. Love your creative design and eye for color.

That picture of your hubby is just fantastic...a slushy and a gun...BWAHAHAHA

rae said...

LOVE the photo! don't you love the 'undisclosed location' jargon... give you such peace of mind, no?! lol Hope that he is staying safe and you are okay on the homefront, thank you all for your service.
As for your creations... amazing, as always! Love your creative desk calendar, fab idea!!
hugs girl!!

catdidit said...

LOVE your designs Cammie! What a neat idea with the photo album!!

Is that a FRUITY he's drinking? No wonder he has to hold the gun while drinking it, hahaha! I feel soo protected! LOL! Seriously, I DO, thank him, and all his buddies and YOU for all ya'll do!!

Deb said...

Thanks to your dh for his service to us and our country! And thanks to you and your family too! I know what a sacrifice it is to *hold down the fort* alone!

Love your projects! Both are bright, fun, and so creative.

Jessie said...

The drink and weapon are priceless! As a former Army Nurse I just giggled when I saw the pic of your husband and your quote about where he is! I hear that daily from my friends still in the Military! Your calendar and card are great! I love reading your blog! Have a wonderful day!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Awesome card and calendar, Cammie! Such cute ideas on both!

Theresa Momber said...

I seriously want a bind-it-all now! Love these, Cammie!

Donna said...

Love all the samples that I've seen so far. It's just amazing what you all can do with a few stamps. And think of what you can do with the whole set. Mind boggling! Thanks you to your hubby and you for all the sacrifices you make for all of us!. Happy Veteran's Day!

CountessLaurie said...

Please send our hugs of thanks to your honey from my family too. Not only does that pic make me feel safe, it makes me what a strawberry daquiri. (Give me what I want or the Daquiri gets it?)

Judi said...

Thank you to you and your entire family. His service is a sacrifice to all of you and our country is grateful.

Cute card and great idea on the calendar.

SMK said...

thank you so much to you and your family for your service. and what a super cute calendar :) great job

Jessica said...

Very cute Cammie, and thanks to both you and your hubby who make great sacrafices for our country!

Linda said...

Great idea!

Giovana said...

SO creative!!

Tina Gilliland said...

CUTE calendar and love the card idea... so clever. Oh and... I feel VERY VERY safe now... *smoothie in my hand as I say so in my best Pierce Brosnan voice*. Hee Hee Great job!

Sharon Harnist said...

Great projects, Cammie -- love the unusual way you used the grid! So a Coke and a gun are all the guy needs, huh? LOL!

Starla said...

Ok...I just want to know...what gets dropped first? The gun or the smoothie?!! hehe.....Seriously, a HUGE thanks to YOU and your hubby for the sacrifices that you make for the the rest of us.

As for the projects...LOVE them both!! I had thought to make some type of calendar for family Christmas gifts this year but was trying to figure out how...guess that is taken care of!!

Kim Hughes said...

Fabulous projects Cammie!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by the Paper Crafts blog and leaving a sweet comment.

BIG hugs,
Kim

TexasGrammy said...

Wonderful honor to our current soldiers & Veterans!

And what a super-cool different 'take' with the calendar grid! You've added even "more" possibilities to this cool new set!
Way to go!

~Bev

NinaB said...

cammie, I am thankful for families like yours who give up so much for the sake of freedom.

I love your card and that calendar is a great idea.

Jessica said...

Love your projects, Carolyn!! Great photo of the hubby too - thanks for sacrificing your time with him for our county... {hugs}