Friday, December 11, 2009

Guest Designer: Lee Murphy

Everyone knows Lee right??? Yeah, I know she's on our design team now, she found a permanent spot with us before I got to pic her, but I'm so glad I waited for the "Tech Talk" set because it is just soooo LEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) She is just one of the bestest blogging buddies around, and such a talented stamper!

Lee has a blinged up shaker to share with us today, these little stars she found to put inside the screen are so cute! :) I hope you all saw the totally over the top pop up she created for the party, I am still hyperventilating over how fabulous that was, look!!!!! Just gotta share it again in case you missed it!!

Here are her answers to some craft questions about Lee:
FAVORITE TECHNIQUE: I do enjoy so many techniques.......but I have to say one of my favorites is Copic coloring.......although I still have a lot to learn.........I just love coloring and blending!!! And layers........I ADORE layers with lots of bling!!! Is that a technique??? Well, I'm calling it one!!! LOL

COLORS/COLOR COMBO: I will always enjoy Pink & was an early favorite of mine!!! But I've expanded and now I'll take PINK with pretty much anything!!!! LOL

FAVORITE GINA K SET BY MELANIE: Seriously??? DUDE!!!!! I have to choose??? There is NO way I can pick just one.......I probably can't pick just 2 or 3 either!!! LOL Well, Just So Sporty with the hoodie is definitely one of my faves.......Little Tees.....OMGosh it's just precious!!! I reach for Festive Frame a LOT!!!! And this new Tech Talk is sooo fun!!!! Ya know.....I could go on..... Sorry.......can't pick just one!!!!

FAVORITE GINA K SETS (FROM ANY ILLUSTRATOR) Again with the impossible questions!!!! LOL I will always just adore Warm & Cozy Christmas with those precious little ones!!! That was my first stamp set I got to use when I was asked to be a Guest DT over a year ago!!!! Okay, NO......I seriously will not allow myself to mention any others because then I really won't be able to stop!!!!

CRAFT SUPPLIES I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Everyone.......all together now........BLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yep........y'all know it!!!!!!!!!! LOL

I’VE BEEN STAMPING FOR (HOW LONG): I officially have been stamping for 3 years now!!!! But I'm telling you my first 6 months I was LOST!!!! So much to take in and no idea where to start!!!! Thank GOODNESS I found the Gina K. forum on Splitcoast!!!!!

I GET MY INSPIRATION FROM: in the mountains all I do is look out my any season........I am truly blessed with scenery, nature and, of course, my amazing family!!!!

THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS I’VE LEARNED ABOUT STAMPING/CARDMAKING ARE: One: to do what I love and not what somebody decides what's "in" or "out" of style!!!! Two: to share with others what I create from my heart.....a handmade thinking of you can be so powerful!!


1. To finally get my entire stamp room organized!
2. To get over my cowardice and actually submit something!
3. To try some new techniques.
4. To send out more of my cards.
5. To make my first Tutorial.
6. To really learn how and get my zillion photos scrapbooked!

FAVORITE THING TO MAKE THAT AREN’T CARDS: Treat holders......of any kind!!! They're such a great, inexpensive, special little hostess gift or thinking of you gift!!!

SOME OF MY STAMPING/CRAFTING ACCOMPLISHMENTS: I have enjoyed being a part of a lot of wonderful companies and challenge blogs.......and for now being on the Gina K. Designs DT is just me living my dream!!!! I feel so blessed and honored!!!! And a big HUG to Melanie for believing in me long ago and reaching out to me when I didn't really know what I was doing!!! LOL Thank you so much!!!!

I'll be writing more about how I came to know Lee and share more projects of hers next week, for now let's go see what she's got on her blog, have a great weekend everybody!


  1. YAY, Lee!!! Fab pick for GD and I love these projects with your new set!!! It is so amazing.

    Congrats to you too Melanie for the THREE cards in CardMaker... :o))) you ROCK!

  2. Lee is so talented and all her MOJO is so inspiring! Each day I can't wait to see what she has in store for us in blogland. She always WOW's me!

  3. Really love Lee and all her work. When I see something with Bling, I always think it will be Lee's. Also she is such a fun person -- do you ever read anything she writes and not LOL. Always love her fabulous creations.

    Yes Melanie, Congrats on being published again. Always exciting to see your name and work on the pages in that magazine!

  4. Ok, that shaker card is off the charts cool and I still get chills every time I see the pop-up card. Lee is such a super star!!!

  5. just amazing! could never have dreamed these up! Lee and the tune...can't have one without the othhhhh-er!! LOL

  6. oh and a huge congrats on being published THREE times!!!

  7. are the BEST!!!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity with all of us and for believing in me and honoring me with helping you to showcase this AWESOME new set!!!! Big HUGS and I truly value your friendship!!!! I can't wait to visit you again someday!!

  8. Eeeeek... how FAB is this girl????!!!! LOL Melanie... you certainly picked the right one here. Lee... such a tech head with her smileys and all. LOL I LOVE it!!!


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