Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sticky Situation and Gina K Preview Day 2

Hello everyone!

Today started with a bang. I was at the grocery store and dropped a syrup bottle on the ground when trying to transfer it from my cart to the check out counter. Even though it was a plastic bottle, it did break and syrup splattered everywhere. So, I asked the lady behind the counter for some paper towels...(she was not happy). She handed me some paper towels and a spray cleaner. I turned to go clean up the mess (don't they have someone there who does that?) and............yep, dropped the cleaner bottle.....it cracked. (giggle!) WHAT is that floor made of anyway???

That was pretty much how my day way today...... FYI: Syrup is very sticky, just so you know!


Today the Gina K Design team is previewing another two sets that will be released Thursday night! First, here is a card I created with Rupa's new set- Warm and Wonderful:
I LOVE the sled in this set and the sentiment is just perfect. So I combined them and added a bit of heart (love) and this makes a sweet card for someone who is far away during the holidays. The sentiment reads:


Love
is missing someone
whenever you're apart,
but somehow feeling warm inside
because you're close in heart.

The sled was stamped on white pure luxury with Copic markers and then adhered to the main panel.

Materials used: Stamps-Warm and Wonderful (Gina k Designs); Memento black ink; Ranger tea dye distress ink; sponge; Copic markers; cardstock-kraft, ivory (Gina K Designs); designer paper-Grandma's Christmas Soup (jillibean soup); Norm's News (October Afternoon); metallic dots (Jo Ann's); hemp; bells; ribbon (The Paper Studio); small heart punch.

Next, here is what I created with Theresa's set Life is Good :

There was something about that buck.....I knew I wanted to make a card with him and ended up making a more masculine design. I used some dp and the Calendar Grid stamp for the background and then added a sentiment inside the sun.

Materials used: Stamps-Life is Good, Calendar Grid (Gina K Designs); ink-Vintage Photo distress ink (Ranger); summer sun, more mustard (SU!); sponge; circle punch (SU!) ;designer paper-Autumn stack (Recollections); Ribbon-FV Trims Lizzie (Making Memories); hemp (SU!); small circle punch; brads; stapler.


For even more ways to use these fabulous stamp sets, please check tonight's featured Illustrator's blog:


Theresa Momber {Life is Good}


Then, visit our Designer's blogs participating in the previews tonight:
GinaK,
Carolyn <--You are here
Cathy,
Cindy,
Donna,
Emily,
Erika,
Jessica,
Lee,
Lynn,
Melanie,
Nina

We also have one of our special Center Stage Spotlight Designer joining tonight:
Peggy Wainman


Thanks for stopping by!

45 comments:

joy said...

Love the sentiment and the calendar grid with the deer is so neat!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh now that calendar grid as a bg is fabulous!!!! And I LOVE the hearts and sled!!!! The bells....oh the bells are so cool!!!!

Sending you STICKY hugs!!!! LOL I've been there.....seriously the employees are PAID to do what we usually do at stores, ya know??? ;)

Tina Gilliland said...

LOVE that buck with the calendar!! And that sled... soooo sweet. Reminds me of when I won a tobogan (sp?) and dad took me sledding!!! How fun these sets will be. LOVE the jingle bells.. hee hee.

tlgirl353 said...

clean-up on aisle 7???? Hope you didn't buy eggs!!
Love these cards- just adorable and can't wait to see more!

Janice M said...

Great cards Cammie! Hope you have a better day tomorrow!

Sheri said...

oh my! I laughed out loud when I read about your day. I am sure it was not funny at the time but by now you are probably laughing also - and looking for another grocery store for awhile :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sled and you design and I hope that is going to your dear hubby.

Jennie said...

Love the sled and sentiment, oh so sweet and the way you used the spiral punch with the musical score, beautimous!!! Love the deer card too with the calendar grid background! Just fab Cammie!

As far as syrup, yep, it can be quite messy! Seems to me they should have cleaned it, it is not as though you did it on purpose and I think their floors must be made of titanium! :o)

SandyK said...

Nice cards. That employee would be put on notice if I were the employer. They are there for you, not you for them even though you dropped the bottle. Shame on that employee. I'm glad thing are better for you now. I hate sticky!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Oh bless you!! I couldn't help but laugh because I have totally been there. Big hugs! Love your projects. I need this set, and you showed me how much. Love ya girl!
~ky

lisa808 said...

Sorry, but I did get a laugh out of your grocery store experience!

The sled is such a beautiful image. Great cards.

Giovana said...

I smiled about your sticky situation :)
Your cards are great!!

Melissa said...

I love them both Cammie, but that sled card just touched my heart. I need that set just for the sentiment!

Nancy said...

You did the store a favor by breaking the cleaner, otherwise, the syrup would never have come up. Hope you didn't ruin your shoes!

Your Warm and Wonderful card spoke to me a little more than the Life is Good. Guess I have better memories of sleds than deer.

stampmonkey said...

You poor girl! Some days are just like that.... Your cards are both darling, but I gotta say I think I'm in love with the first one. I LOVE everything about it --colors, design, image, and, yes, the sentiment too! I have a feeling that set will be going on my wish list. ;)

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, despite missing your hubby.

Debby said...

Sorry about the syrup!Hugs
Fabulous cards !!!

NinaB said...

Sorry you had such a bad experience at the grocery store.

Your card are beautiful, as usual. The first one is adorable with all the hearts and I love that buck, too. I've used him more than any other image in this set.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful creations. The sled with the hearts is so cute and your buck card is beautiful. Hope you got all of the sticky off of yourself.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wow, Cammie, these are awesome! The sled card is perfection. Theresa's set has me excited and reminds me of Valley Forge! Love what ys did with the buck!

catdidit said...

So awesome Cammie! Love the sled with the hearts and the buck with the grid for the bg, just totally creative! LOVE it too!

And you are so much nicer than me...LOL! And yes they DO have folks to clean that up, hired for that reason, to clean, lol! I hope today finds you not so slippery fingered or sticky!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVIN' that sled and how you added the music DP underneath with the jingle bells....awesome accents! Beautiful coloring, as usual, on the sled too. Love the hemp with the deer, too. Perfect!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful cards, Cammie! I love the sled with the hearts and the wonderful sentiment! And your scene with Life is Good is terrific! What a story from the store, too!

Donna said...

Sorry your day didn't go quite as planned. Syrup is pretty difficult to clean up with paper towels. I love both of your cards! The sentiments are wonderful. My list is growing! ;) Hope today is a better one!

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh, what a day! Your cards are the awesome!!! All the great details on the sled card are so wonderful and that beautiful, but simple to make deer scene is fabulous!!!

rae said...

gorgeous work {as always!!} love the 'love' card!!
sorry to hear about the syrup.. yuk.

CountessLaurie said...

Seriously? They handed YOU the cleaning supplies?? Um, whatever happened to customer service? Sheesh!

Meanwhile, your cards are lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Hope your day got better:) mine tends to stay that way(lol)
Your slay turned out great I love the bells I can hear them ringing in Ohio:)

Judi said...

Great cards. Sounds like your day started off a bit messy, hope it got better from there.

Tracey said...

What a way to start your day! As my 3-year-old would say you are having a "clumsy day"!! :)

Love your cards Cammie! Fantastic!!

JenMarie said...

LOOOVE these!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

HI Cammie!! Beautiful cards hun!! LOVE the sled with the hearts and the touch of music sheet paper with the bells!! Very clever!! HUGS

Starla said...

WOWIEWOWOW!!!!

http://stampnboomer.com said...

Cammie, you set standards with your cards. I love what you did with these. Thank you for all the inspiration.

Lynette said...

Awesome cards, Cammie!

Did you really have to clean it all up? That's crazy!

Cheri said...

Cammie, your cards set standards. These are awesome!

Ila said...

Oh Wow!! Both cards are Gorgeous!!.....
I can certainly relate a little with your shopping incident..mine(pickles)..but at least I didn't have to clean it up...lol...Hugs, Ila

Rita said...

You crack me up...it could only happen to you, twice yet, hahaha!!!
Where was that cleaning guy, every market has one, don't they?

I luv both your cards, the first one is my fav...luv those bells!!!

Anita said...

Beautiful cards! Sorry about your sticky situation. I have had days like that too. It always amazes me that things that are not supposed to break that they break at the wrong time and easily.

Olgy said...

You're right, the sentiment on the sled card is just perfect. It makes for a very sweet and warm card.

specialcraftmom4 said...

Fabulous cards! I love how you used bells. I have wanted to use bells but I couldn't think of a way. Thanks for the inspiration (: Hope you are having a wonderful holiday.

Lori said...

Fantastic cards, Cammie! The bells are so cute. That cashier was quite rude, I would say. Customer service?!? Daaah!

Christi said...

Oh, what wonderful cards! The little sleigh with the hearts is too cute! I love the little bells on the ribbon! What a great masculine card with the deer! Love it! I'm sorry about the rough day yesterday. I hope today has been a great day!

Sara in WI said...

Lovely cards, as usual......
Sara

Joanne B. said...

Fabulous cards Cammie! Sorry you had such a rough start to the day sweets! Miss you bunches!!

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

I really like them both, but what a lovely sentiment on the sled card. GREAT image, too! :)

Cindy Lee said...

Love both your cards!! Awesome!
And sorry that you had a rough day! They should hire a cleaner or someone to do that job.