I love how this turned out! It is my first tag I have made! I made it for CricutJenn's 6 months of tags SWAP. I used the Jumbo roller by Stampin Up! called "Whimsy". I inked it using the Versamark stamp pad. The letters I cut "fall" out in are by QuicKutz, (I believe that was the Ginger font). The little leaves are by Jolee's. The ribbon is from Micheal's. I can't wait to see what I am going to do for next month's tags! Be on the lookout for more with this versitile Jumbo Rolling stamp!
These are my "Boys" and "Black and white" ATCs for the You choose ATCs. The rocket is by Inque Boutique. I did the Black and white one using my D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. I inked the white cardstock with black ink, and then again with the silver Brilliance ink. I love this folder! It makes such simple, but elegant cards!
These are for the "Christmas" and "Birthday" groups in the you choose ATCs. I used my trusty Galaxy pen on Santa's beard to give him some sparkle. I don't like how the crown turned out on the Birthday ATCs. I may have to restamp them and add them on top of the gold ones. If time allows!
This is the fourth time I have tried to upload this, eveytime the internet stops working, and I have to start all over, so I hope it works this time!
Anyway, these are the "Floral" ATCs I made for the ou choose ATC SWAP. I tried to upload more then one picture at a time instead of each ATC, but that didn't work either. I had fun with these! Thanks for looking! I did the border in Silver with a sponge and the Brilliance stamp pads.
Below is a "tutorail" I did. I know it isn't the best (by far) but it is what I came up with! There really are no instructions on how to use Distress Inks. I went to a Grand Opening at a local Scrapbook store, and they showed us how to use them. You are supposed to spray them with water! Who knew? Well, I know it isn't great, but I hope it helps!
I am really into Asian themed stuff right now! When Elaine on the Cricut board suggested an Asian themed ATC I was all over it! I got the great paper from a LSS "The Cropping Station" in Colmar, PA. This one and the God Bless the USA are both for the You choose ATC SWAP that I am hosting on Cricut.com. There will be more ATCs from other themes coming from this swap in the near future!
I went to a make and take at a LSS (Local Scrapbook Store)on Saturday, and learned what I was SUPPOSED to be doing with the distress pads! I made this little Pooh ATC for the Disney SWAP on Cardmakers.com. The sentiment says "Be Happy" It is only half the sentiment (Don't worry, Be Happy) I used markers to color the part that I wanted to use!
I am hosting a Secret Sister group on Cricut called United By Bugs. I decided to host a Recipe SWAP in that group. Here is my addition to it, it is a recipe for Hawaiian Chicken! I blocked out the actual recipe, as someone said that was the thing to do! My family loves this recipe, and it is super easy!
I took a card making class at the CKC that used the Bleach technique, but truthfully I was not impressed! I tired it again on this book mark, and I was happy with the results! I made this one for the Bookmark SWAP hosted by Terri on Cricut. I liked them so much, that I decided to also make ATCs like them!
I think this Santa stamp by StampsbyJudith is really cute! It is Santa on December 26th! Poor guy is tired out! I made these for the Christmas theme for Terri's Bookmark SWAP on Cricut. I have more to show of my Bookmarks, but they will have to wait till tomorrow! I wanted to get these posted before Kelly gets out her stick to poke me some more!
I made these bookmarks for Terri's "anything goes " theme. I love that little lion stamp! I used the masking technique, to layer the lion over the frame! I laminated these a well. I used a sponge and Brilliance stamp pads to ink the background. I really lie these!
I joined a Bookmark SWAP being hosted by my good friend Terri, on the Cricut website. These were the bookmarks I made for the Fall theme. I think they turned out really cute. I don't know how to make tassles, so I laminated the bookmarks instead! I used the Lg Skinny Witch stamp, I think she is cute!
I made these card fronts using a stecil I bought at the Creating Keepsakes Convention. I also used TheStencilCollection's chalks, they are smear proof! They are in the set seen below. They are awesome! I like chalks again!
I used the "Just Flying By" set from Stampin' Up! for this card front SWAP that I am in on Papercrafters. The ribbon is new, I just got it at Michael's. I thought it was kind of cute! I used my Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils and a new blending pen I bought at CKC, it's by Dove.
Here are the cards I made for CardJunkies Montly SWAP. The theme was Cinnamon with Circles. The leaf stamp is a stubby from StampsByJudith.com. The Scallop square was cut using a Cuttlebug die that I recieved from my SS! The ribbon is from Michael's. The stiment is from Hero Arts.
Ok so my friend Kelly from Cricut said she likes to prod people when they don't post on their blog for a hile, so here I am! Hope this is fast enough for you Kelly, I just got your message, what 5 minutes ago?? :-) Anyway these are the cards I did for a Halloween Card swap on Cricut for BeckyM. The little mummy one, was done using the mask technique. Man did that take forever, but I like how it turned out! The Frankenstein is a little plain, but after all those Mummies, my stampin arm needed a break!
By the way, ignore the date stamp! The batteries died, and I didn't change it! Bad Gina!
Ok you are thinking, big deal, Chalks, I hate Chalks right??? These are not ordinary Chalks tough! These are Non-Smear chalks! You can go from Red to White, and not have to clean or switch brushes, and the colors will not mix! No red marks on your white chalk!!! He was seen on HSN, QVC and Martha Stewart with these chalks. They can be purchased at TheStencilCollection.com. And look at those details on those stencils! They are awsome! I bought the Penguin one the first day, and stared and thought about the fan one. Later I saw someone use glitters with it, went back the next day for it! Check out that tiger!!! I love them all!
Here's mom and I at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Valley Forge PA! This is actually after a few hours of shopping, so we may look a little tired! We had a great time taking classes, doing Make and Takes, and of course shopping. I will share a few things I bought here as well.
It's a little dark, but this is the LO I did for E is for Eyeballs for the Halloween ABC book I am in on Cricut.com. I also signed up for Q is for Quest for Candy. Those are 3/4 done, I will post picts when they are finished!
I was pointed in the direction of this charity by a fellow Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melissa. They can use donations of cards, either Handmade, or Store bought for residents of nursing homes. What a great way to share your creativity, while brightening the day of others!!! Here is their website:
Please remeber that if you are interested in any of the Stampin Up Products shown here, that I am a Demonstrator, and would be very happy to assist you! Leave a comment, or shop through my website: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/gina_thornton/ Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!
Look who's 7!!!
My "Baby Girl" at her 7th Birthday party
Sweet Smell of Summer
Sniffing a bloom on the butterfly bush outside our home
A mother of a 5 year old boy and a 8 year old girl. I love being a mom! I married a guy I met in first grade! We married May 18th, 2002.
I wanted to have a place that I could show some of my creations. When my sister is able to visit she always asks me what I have been working on, so I thought this way I could keep her updated! It's also a way to show some of my other friends and family what I have been working on! This also gives me a little push to get some things made and posted.
I hope you enjoy the things you find here, and maybe even find some inspiration! Some of the things found on my Blog are by Stampin' Up! Ask me how you can get the stamps, or feel free to look at the current catalog found in the sidebar.(it will download, it takes a few minutes). Feel free to ask me any questions!