Sunday, April 18, 2010

Gina K Preview Day 1 and a Farewell

Hello! Welcome to the first night of Gina K Previews. Tonight the design team is showing you their creations with Gifts from the Sea and Oh Boy!

But first, I want to let you all know that I have stepped down from the Gina K design team. Last month was my last "official" month on the team. This decision was very tough for me and I assure you it was for one reason ONLY -----> to lessen my mandatory work load at this time. My baby starts kindergarten in the fall and I really want to cherish these last few months of having a little one home. Gina is absolutely amazing and I have no doubt that we will still be working together a lot! I am so grateful for her friendship and I will still be around peeking some sets here and there (like today!) and posting lots of Gina K goodness on my blog. Thank you, Gina! LOVE you lots!

Now...onto the stampy stuff! Here are two creations I made with Oh Boy! The first is a nursery wall decor piece. I love all the transportation images in this set and think it would be so cute to put each one in a frame for a collection of wall art. I created one with the sailboat:
I painted the wood frame with some white paint. Then, I created the scene with lots of paper piecing----I paper pieced the sailboat with some paper and did the same with the clouds and sun. I layered the sail and sun for some dimension. I popped up a few layers and added some (wonky) stitching and a little button.
You can see some of the dimension/detail in this picture:

Materials used: Stamps-Oh Boy! (Gina K Designs); Memento tuxedo black ink; designer paper-Baby boy mat pad (Martha Stewart); slit punch (SU!); hemp; cloud stickers (Martha Stewart); button; white paint; unfinished frame; sewing machine.
Next, I created a birthday card using the truck image in the set. This truck can be used for TONS of cards just by filling the back with different things (ie. hearts for an anniversary card or furniture for a moving card.) I love that it has so many possibilities!

I paired this image with some Joy Ride dp and chipboard. I free hand cut the clouds and added some tiny dots for fun. The truck is colored with Copic markers.

Materials used: Stamps- Oh Boy! (Gina K Designs); white cardstock (Gina K Designs); Copic markers; Memento tuxedo black ink; ribbon (SU!); designer paper- Joy Ride (Cosmo Cricket); Ready Set Chip-JoyRide (Cosmo Cricket); black pen.


Designers Participating in previewing tonight:

Melanie Muenchinger - Gifts from the Sea illustrator

Tami Mayberry - Oh Boy! illustrator

Gina Krupsky

Jessica Fick

Carolyn King

Cathy Tidwell

Donna Baker

Emily Giovanni

Erika Martin

Kurtis Amundson

Lee Murphy

Lynn Mercurio

Nina Brackett

Theresa Momber

Valerie Stangle

Geri Utterback - our Center Stage Spotlight Designer!


The Release Party is this Thursday, April 22 on StampTV. There will be challenges, contest questions, chatter, as well as tons of samples from the Design Team members from 7-10 (central time) all leading to the new products being available in GinaK's online store at 10pm.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

45 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautifully done with so much dimension, Cammie. Truly amazing.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh cute, cute idea to frame the images as a set!!! I can't wait to see them all!!!! Ohhh you are soooooo gonna be missed!!!! You are so talented and just a fun and special stamper in my book!!!! Love ya!! HUGS!!!

Theresa Momber said...

Both of these cards are knock your socks off fabulous!!! LOVE YOU!!!

Anita said...

Cute card! Amazing wall project! Amazing set!

catdidit said...

What an amazing wall art, LOVE it Cammie! And the card so rocks! :D Are you taking your pole with you? haha! LOVE you Camster!

Valerie said...

That frame, oh that frame is PERFECTION! I love it! And the truck card is just so cool~

Melanie said...

these are amazing! that frame is a work of art and love the wihimsy of the truck card, love the two tone paint job!!
hugs, firend, you cna't tell me bye, i'm too close and will hunt you down!

lisa808 said...

The frame is adorable. Sorry to hear you will be leaving GKD.

tlgirl353 said...

Cammie- I love both your samples!! Sorry to hear you will only be around occasionally, but hope it is more often than we expect! Have a great summer!

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous frame and card!! So sad to hear you are leaving GKD but for good reasons.

Donna said...

fabulousness as usual! the frame is adorable!! We are going to miss you A LOT, I know the decision was a tough one but you're doing the right thing!!

redwasher1 said...

Cammie, your cards are super gorgeous!! I'm so sad you are stepping down but glad you will still be a part of this!! I know it is very important to be with your little ones, they grow so fast! Take care!!

Bev Gerard said...

Oh what precious goodness you've presented! That frame will be treasured on a nursery wall for sure .. and long afterward!

Cammie ... I'm so sad to hear of your DT departure ... but I truly understand your rationale, and applaud such a difficult choice. Many sweet {{{hugs}}} to you always!

~Bev

Betty Neville said...

Really cute cards! Love how you've popped up the images. Sorry to hear that you are leaving GKD but good that we will still see you here now and then. Plus I'll still see you on your blog! :)

emilymomto3boys said...

That boat card is so freaking AMAZING!!!

Becky said...

Both of these are amazing, great stamps for children 's birthdays

Sylvia/Georgia said...

Love the work you do. Spending more time with your little one is the best thing you can do at this time. You made the right decision. I retired in order to have more time with my grandchildren before they grew up, and it's the best decision I ever made.

Melody said...

Love your cards Cammie! That frame is adorable!

Harriet Skelly said...

OMG that frame is amazingly adorable!! (and thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!!) Hugs, Harriet

Casmiles said...

Cammie, both of these are absolutely precious. Definitely going to use this ideas in future projects. Family comes first, so your decision is the right one for you at this time. I hope you'll continue your blogging so we can continue to enjoy all your creations and keep up with your adventures in life!

NinaB said...

Your work during the previews will surely be missed, but I know you will still be around. I just LOVE both of these. They make me wish I have a boy.

Chrisd said...

Just love your cards on GinaK's previews.Enjoy this special time in the life of your little one. The days go by so quickly!Hugs from Michigan

debbie said...

Love the projects you have created with these stamps especially the one with the sailboat!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wonderfully creative projects, Cammie! Love the wall frame - incredible dimension! And the card is adorable! We will definitely miss you but will keep up on your blog! Enjoy the time with your little one!

Tami Mayberry said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! I love that frame! Sorry you are leaving the team but at the same time totally understand and plan to stalk you on a regular basis ;) ((hugs))

Patti J said...

Love your projects! Believe it or not one of your earlier stamp sets (proceeds going to Alzheimer's) was what started me following GKD! It won't be the same without you! It's easy to understand why you are stepping down, and believe me, I will be right here doing to old 'stalk' every time you post! Good luck!!!

Donna said...

Love the projects today. The sailboat is so adorable! So glad that you will be able to spend more time with your little ones. They grow up so fast. My baby is 21 now and I was a stay-at-home Mom while they were growing up. If I had only known about stamping then my life may have taken a whole new direction. Enjoy your time; they move away way too soon. I'll still drool over whatever you have time to make.

joy said...

I just adore your truck card! Your coloring is just wonderful and the other elements are just perfect! Yes, those little ones grown up WAY too fast, enjoy each moment!

Helen Dooley said...

Really cute card!!! We will miss you, but it sounds like you'll still be around. That's good cause then we wont have to miss you too much.LOL

Marcia said...

Wonderful samples! So sad to hear your great work won't be at every release party - but I will still follow your blog as I love all the work you do! Enjoy your time with your kids - they grow up so fast!

Christina Fischer said...

OH MY GOSH -- these are totally adorable!!! Just SO SO cute!!!

My baby is in kindergarten this year, and you're right -- time with your kids is too precious. Enjoy every moment! :)

Christi said...

Oh, wow!!! Your sailboat frame is absolutely adorable!!! The truck card is so cute! I love it! We will miss you but I completely understand your decision. I hope you have a wonderful summer with your kiddos!

Starla said...

That frame is ADORABLE!What a perfect gift for a new nursery!
You will never regret the time you are taking for your kiddos. It will continue to pay off as they get older! I just had this reaffirmed by an older classmate this weekend....(when discussing my decision not to go back to get my masters/doctorate at this time) I know in my heart that the time I'm investing in my kids will pay off more than time spent in the classroom

Anonymous said...

The more I look at everyones card if I had to choose one over the other, I don't think that I could do it. They are all wonderful. I love the stamp sets. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Debbie said...

These cards are soooo cute! We are going to miss you! :( I hope you will have a wonderful and rememberful time with your little one. Time really flies, don't you think? One moment their still little and the next moment they go to school. My daughter turned 4 on Nov. 30th and i can't wait for vacation time (just waiting for 1 1/2 week and she will be home for two weeks in our country) because i miss her a lot! Don't be a stranger on StampTv! :)

Hugs, Debbie Meijer :)

Giovana said...

The baby frame is so adorable!! Wishing you the best in your new projects!

God bless.
Giovana

Katherine said...

The birthday card is so cute, but that frame is just adorable!!

Even though you will be missed at GKD we can still find you here and family is always our #1 priority.

Deb said...

Love that sweet frame, Cammie! So darling! And the birthday card is great! Couldn't have chosen more perfect papers for this fun image! Fabulous!

Enjoy your time with your little one! I went today to take Matthew (my 16 yo) to his testing (we home school), and all of us moms were marveling at how grown-up the kids already are...it happens way too fast! Savor it!

Lori said...

Love the idea of the wall art! You have a good start on it. Cute card, too. Will miss your mandatory design cards, but you need to be mommy first. I'll still be subscribing, of course!

Bee Burg said...

Your card/frame are gorgeous, as always! :-D Sad to see you go, but confident we will still see a lot of you! ;-D Enjoy your family! <3

Joanne (jojot) said...

truly darling 'boy' cards....each as cute as the other

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, these are SOOOOO stinkin' cute! Love that frame with the striped paper for the waves and clouds and how you used the swiss dots folder. The second card is so BRIGHT and fun, and I love your coloring. You'll be greatly missed on the GKD team.

...and I just have to tell you, I've been SOOOO jonesin' to go to Wildwood ever since seeing your post. Well, my oldest and I are taking a road trip down there this Sunday to look at a house to rent, hehe! Can't wait!

Leslie Miller said...

These are adorable, Cammie! Love the nursery wall art, especially. Wow! So cute!!

Jessica said...

Oh, Cammie! This frame is over the top amazing! I want one!! LOVE that truck card too - it's so adorable! BIG hugs to you, you almost 'birthday girl.' I'm glad you're not leaving us completely - LOVE you!!!

paulatracy said...

Hey Cammie!!! I have been catching your creations and seeing your name, but not had a chance to drop by properly. This baby card is AMAZING!! I have seen several with this set and this is by far the bestest ever!! Oh....and loving the crate paper flowers, gonna get some tomorrow! Lovin' all your cards sister! :)