Monday, June 7, 2010

CardMaker July 2010

This month's CardMaker was particularly exciting to receive: if you are published in it, you know what cards that you designed will be in it, but you never know exactly how they will be staged where they will be featured or who else will be included with you..! I literally screamed when I opened the envelope and saw a card using TWO of my stamp sets "Sporty Accessories" and "Just So Sporty" on the cover, not by me but designed by none other than Gina K herself! Swoon!
She has a whole party set inside using these two sets and other Gina K stamps in their "The Total Package" feature! Pinch me, I'm dreaming! (You can also find cards in this issue from my fellow design team peeps, Tami Mayberry and Carolyn King, it is just a big Gina K designs love fest in there, LOL! Way to represent, ladies!)
I was also particularly looking forward to the "Stamping Savvy" feature they are running using my "Inspiration Mosaic" to show its versatility, they peeked one of these cards and did a write up of the set in their last issue. You can see the following three samples and directions for each on pages 24 and 25.

I created a card similar to this one before but gave it a red, white and blue theme for the issue.

This card features the cracked glass technique.

And finally this one has a little masking and color blocking, without having to cut!
Thanks for letting me share! :) Don't forget to go give Gina a holla on her new well earned "cover girl" status! Thank you Gina for showcasing my stamp so beautifully! :)

10 comments:

Nicole said...

I saw all the creations (including Gina's and Carolyn's) this weekend while thumbing through the mag at the bookstore. My husband just shakes his head at me. But it feels like knowing celebrities!! LOL.
Congrats to all of you. It was fun seeing your stamps and creations, many of which I have!

Nicole said...

Oh, and I think Nina was in there, too...

Darla said...

I saw all of those and was loving it!! I must say I was kind of disappointed when the inspiration mosaic section was only 2 pages.... I immediately looked for it when I received my copy but wsa then cheered back up when I saw all the other GKD goodness in there!! :)

wordbird said...

whoo-hoo! Yay Melanie! ;D Diana Q

Donna said...

Congratulations on all the goodies associated with you in the July magazine. Of course you are so deserving. Your stamps and designs are incredible. Way to go Melanie and Gina!

harrahx2 said...

You deserve all the attention. You are amazing!

Chrisd said...

How exciting for you and the others too but most of to have the opportunity to see your stamping ideas shared with all of the readers of that great magazine. Hurray to all.

Betty said...

Awesome cards and well deserved for all you. I was curious on how you did the color blocking card. Did you airbrush the blocks?

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You girls were all so busy in this issue! I loved every page! It's getting tattered already!

Trena in Naperville said...

Congratulations Melanie!! Very nice layout in the magazine!! Your cards are wonderful. Sending wishes for more good things happening for you!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!