Monday, January 3, 2011

Guest Designing

GinaK
squeal!!!
I am so excited and honored to be guesting for GinaK this month, along with her fantastic designers & illustrators.  Such a creative bunch!
Is this a banner or what?  Love!  Those cuties in the photos, are my family.  My husband Jess, daughter Kendall & son Jacob.
Today, I am sneaking two stamp sets.  They are very much different, but how I love them both.  They are called, "Ready Set Snow," and "Where your Heart is".  I will have to say, "Where your Heart is" is pulling at my heart strings right now.  The sentiments are perfect for anyone who knows or is related to a service member who is deployed.  They work for other things too, but because my husband is in the Navy, I will be using this set a lot!  "Ready Set Snow" is chalked full of cute little winter animals, and super punny sentiments...so much fun!

Here is a card using Where your Heart is


Here is my card using Ready Set Snow



Don't forget to visit the rest of the designers:




  • AJ Otto



  • Carolina Buchting



  • Cathy Tidwell



  • Deb Felts



  • Donna Baker



  • Emily Giovanni



  • Gina K



  • Giovana Smith



  • Janice Whiting



  • Jennie Harper



  • Lee Murphy



  • Melanie Muenchinger



  • Theresa Momber



  • Tina Gilliland





  • 160 comments:

    Theresa Momber said...

    Hi, Latisha. I'm so thrilled to have you joining us this month! Gorgeous cards! I love the beautiful shading on the hands background and that fabulous bow and what a sweet design with Ready, Set, Snow.

    Deb said...

    Happy New Year, my precious friend! Hope you're feeling better! So happy to have you joining us this month! LOVE your cards! Gorgeous family pics too! Hoping to see you soon! Love ya!

    Tina Gilliland said...

    Latisha... so happy to meet you on Gina's post! The banner IS awesome!! Great design on the cards... fabulous coloring!! You squirrel is just all to cute and I love how you used the Nestie label behind the oval!! Welcome to the DT!

    Jennie said...

    Yes, the banner is most awesome!! Love the red background for your hands card and it is a beautiful design. Your squirrel card is just so cute and lovely layering of the Nesties. So happy to have your GD this month for GKD!!!

    catdidit said...

    WOohooo Latisha! So thrilled to have you working with us this month! LOVE your creations as always!

    Brenda said...

    Congrats on your guest spot? Love both your cards but that squirrel is too cute!

    Mary Anne / MA54K said...

    So happy to see you joining Gina's team this month. Looking forward to seeing your creations. These are both just so beautiful! Such rich colors!

    Marcia said...

    Wonderful cards! Congrats on the guest designer spot!

    Carolyn King said...

    Congrats Latisha---Love your work and so glad you are gina k's guest designer!!!
    Your cards are both wonderful and love the beautiful banner of the family!

    Lorie said...

    "In our time apart"...that is just a breath taking sentiment. Now I must have that set (I hope it comes with it!). GREAT cards!

    Leslie said...

    Congratulations Latisha for being a guest designer this month!! Your cards are very beautiful- thanks for sharing them

    Valerie said...

    Love your CAS style!!! Great job!!!
    Valerie Martin
    jeffnval@hotmail.com

    emilymomto3boys said...

    Beautiful! Welcome to our crew this month! And I wish you the very best with your husband getting ready to deploy. Mine just returned from a year in Iraq in July and I know exactly how you feel right now! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

    Valerie said...

    BTW...I am from Orange Park...I lived off of Blanding....I am now in the Dallas area but miss "home" terribly!!! Really miss FBC JAX the most!!!
    Valerie Martin
    jeffnval@hotmail.com

    terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

    Lovely cards. Glad you were a part of this hop!!

    Barbara Colbert said...

    Congratulations! LOVELY coloring and great looking cards!! Good inspirations!!! Great coloring...Ready Set Snow...TOO cute!!! And the perfect looking heart!

    Sharri said...

    Congratulations!! Beautiful cards!!

    Anonymous said...

    Congrats on guest designing Latisha! You go girl! - Mary R. scs(#1volunteer)

    Detra said...

    Fantastic cards. tfs.

    lisa808 said...

    Congrats on being guest DT!

    Kary said...

    Latisha, both your cards are awesome!! I simply love your first card, it's beautiful and with such a lovely message. Your second card is so gorgeous and fun. I look forward to see all your creations this month. Congrats!

    Lorraine said...

    Beautiful cards! Love the kraft & red together on your first card.

    Debbie B said...

    First of all, welcome to Gina's team!! Your cards are very nice!!
    TFS!!!

    Debbie B

    Connie W said...

    I love what you have done, Especially with the Ready, Set, Snow. How cute! TFS

    Congrats on you being a guest designer.

    Karen (TLgirl353) said...

    Latisha- it is so easy to see why you are the guest designer- your creations are fantabulous!!!! Congrats!

    Miesje said...

    Congrats! I love what you did with it! I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations this month.

    Anonymous said...

    Congratulations! Cute cards
    Selina
    got2_stamp@yahoo.ca

    Christine from FL said...

    Congratulations on being the guest designer! Love your cards!

    Sheahasu said...

    I can't wait to see all the cute little animals!

    Alice said...

    Welcome as guest designer this month, Latisha -- you've got a fantastic start. Love these cards.

    Cathie w said...

    gorgous cards thanks for sharing you talnet and your husbands service...I was at one time a NAVY wife so i know the sacraficies you both make ..GOD BLESS!!!


    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

    Sharon said...

    Gorgeous cards. I appreciate the sacrifice. My daughter is presently in Mosul, Iraq. She is a major / doctor in the US Army. Luckily we can communicate via Skype so it makes it so much better.

    imastampin said...

    Congrats! Your cards are lovely, as always.

    Jenny McGee said...

    Two more great cards to add to all the designers cards. Thanks for sharing.

    Cynthia said...

    Fun cards, Latisha!

    Barb said...

    Congrats on joining such a great bunch of ladies! Great cards.

    seamom said...

    Woo Hoo! Great stuff!
    I am always wowed at the so-different takes by various artists using the same stamps. Your cards are really very nice!

    Julie Overby said...

    Your photo shoot turned out great! Congrats on the GDT! Your cards are adorable!

    Terrie said...

    Congrats Latisha .. your cards are wonderful .. have fun on your new DT post !!!

    Verona said...

    Congratulations on being the guest designer this month. I like your heart card--could have used it a few times. I was a military wife too for 29 years.

    Charlotte said...

    These are beautiful! I especially love the one with the squirrel!

    Theresa said...

    Great cards...congrats on being GD with Gina. TFS

    poochietoo said...

    great looking family. your cards are very nice
    Hugs

    Anonymous said...

    I just love the squirrel, he is so adorable. Looking forward to seeing your ideas for card making.
    Donna B

    Paper Jules said...

    Great job and wonderful color combos! I'll be stopping by your blog as a regular from now on.

    Sue said...

    Beautiful cards and congrats on being guest designer!

    Crafty Math Chick said...

    I love the bold red background on Congrats on the DT spot Latisha! WOO HOO! :) I like your bold red background on the card using Mel's image and your squirrel card is simply adorable. I like how you put him on a sled, LOL. I hope you and your family have a happy and healthy 2011!

    carpediem said...

    ginak made a great choice in asking you to be a guest designer! btw just love that squirrel card!

    Barb A. said...

    Welcome, Latisha! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

    Melanie said...

    Congrats Latisha!! These designs are terrific and I love your photography! So excited to hare you will get LOTS of use from my set, thrilled to hear you like it! :)
    hugs!

    Michelle said...

    Congrats! I love what you did with your cards. You are very talented

    Pat said...

    Love your designs. Your squirrel card is so adorable. Wonderful color on your heart card.

    Anonymous said...

    Love what you did with the squirrel. Suzyq

    Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

    Ohhhhhh I'm soooo thrilled to get to work with you!!!! You are amazing!!! Seriously frame-worthy and I love that deep and rich look of the card with Mel's set!!! The little critter is just too cute!!

    Anonymous said...

    Very nice cards and layout! Love the little chipmunk and the pretty colors you use on the snowflake layout. Can't wait to view some of the others. Marita S

    Robyn Olszowy said...

    Latisha...what a way to show us why Gina chose you as a Guest Designer. Love the Where Your Heart Is set, but your squirrel looks like it is having so much fun. I'll have to look at that set more. TFS

    Designs By Sky said...

    aawww, they are both so cute. glad you're joining GinaK even if it is just for the month. good luck

    Carolina said...

    So excited to have you join us this month!!! Your card with the Where Your Heart Is set is just adorable - love the color combo and the rich red you achieved.

    Your Ready, Set, Snow card is cute, cute, cute!

    jean wilson said...

    Wow how exciting for you to be chosen as a designer for Gina K! Congratulations! Your cards are really cute! TFS.

    Kelly said...

    Love your cards!! Your banner is awesome as well!!

    kfelo@frontiernet.net

    francork said...

    Congratulations on the guest designer spot. I love your cards Thanks for sharing

    Regena said...

    Congrats on your guest spot? Love both your cards but that squirrel is too cute!

    Donna said...

    Latisha, a big congrats on your guesting on Gina K designs, your cards are wonderful, especially the chipmunk on the sled, oh so cute!!
    Welcome for the day! or how ever long you are aboard!

    Janet said...

    Your card featuring the hands is just gorgeous> If you received that in the mail wouldn't it just make you feel good all over? Thanks for sharing.

    Donna said...

    welcome as guest designer Latisha! your heart card is gorgeous with the red background and simplicity. your critter card is so fun!

    Mari Harpham said...

    I love your cards.

    Mari Harpham said...

    I love your cards.

    Holly Hickman said...

    Welcome Latisha...I love your examples. Great work.

    Threadlooper said...

    Nice to meet you. Your designs are lovely and so is your family. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Sue Bridges said...

    Such clean beautifuul designs- really using the stamps so well!

    Scrap Happy said...

    love your designs! This is the first blog in the hop where I've seen the sledding squirrell....love him!

    dawna said...

    Wow, the color application adds such depth to the heart card! Beautiful!

    JaniceAileen said...

    How adorable! Love the classy look to the first one and the other one is just too cute!

    Peggy said...

    Congrats! Wonderful cards.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

    Colorado Crafter said...

    Great cards. TFS!!

    Ravengirl said...

    Both of your cards are so cute! Love the button-bow combo on the first one!

    Carla S. said...

    Fantastic cards, Latisha! Such great designs! Congrats on Guesting with the team! Looking forward to seeing more of your terrific designs!

    Linda Beeson said...

    Congrats on the guest spot! I love the colors you used on that first card!

    Diana said...

    Love your cards, and welcome

    Jean said...

    I love the simplicity of the Hearts card and that squirrel is just too cute sledding down the brown hills!

    Connie C said...

    Love, love, love the color palette with kraft paper! And the sledding squirrel is just too cute for words. So glad you are geust this month. I'm adding your blog to my list so that I can check it out regularly! Great designs!!

    mylambboys said...

    Love the colors on the first card and the squirrel on a sled card is way too cute!

    kimsparks636 said...

    Awesome cards, love those squirrels. Congratulations on being this months guest designer. I can't wait to see your creations!

    Jenny H. said...

    Glad to have you! Your cards are marvelous!

    Cathy said...

    Love the heart card and the sentiments you used! The squirrel card is the CUTEST. Really adorable!

    Janie said...

    Your card is absolutely the best! I love it.

    Barbara540 said...

    Oh my gosh! Could these stamps be any cuter!

    Diane said...

    I love your cards-especially the squirrel card! Its so cute!

    Lynne said...

    How cute is that chipmunk on a sled!
    Look forward to seeing more of your ideas this month.

    Judy McMullen said...

    Congrats on the Gina K d.t. guest spot, Latisha! Your beautiful cards featuring the new stamp sets "Where Your Heart Is" and "Ready, Set, Snow!" illustrate why you were chosen. Love your clean and simple look!!!

    Anonymous said...

    OOOOOOOOOoooooooooohhhh I like your banner. Your cards are wonderful. I had to smile when I saw the chipmunk on the sled.
    Jean McGee

    Judy Shuck said...

    Happy New Year!! Lovely work. Thanks for the chance to win.

    nannapat said...

    Latisha thank you so much for sharing your designs with us - two fabulous cards.

    Chris said...

    Latisha, welcome. We're glad to have you as a guest designer!!! Beautiful cards. Both of these sets are great. Filled with lots of possibilities.

    Karen said...

    Happy New Year. I love your cards.

    mema said...

    very beautiful cards thanks for sharing
    pam
    aka mema

    RuthAnn said...

    These are so cute, the Heart is so
    special, but the little squirrel on the sled is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

    Kay S said...

    Congrats on being the guest designer for Gina K this month. Your cards are beautiful! I love the red and kraft and the gorgeous bow. That little squirrel on the sled made me laugh! So cute! Love how you layered the nesties under him.

    styathm said...

    Congrats on being guest designer on gina K! Youre fabulous! And you made my favorite color combo kraft & red! Really like how the image is the focal point!

    Margaret said...

    Great to have you as a guest designed. Your cards are great! I love your squirrel one so much.

    TiaKeas said...

    Congratulations and I am looking forward to all your designs!! Thank-you..

    Anonymous said...

    thanks for sharing your work! hope to see more of it!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

    Carrie K said...

    Oh, that sledding little guy is too cute!!

    naneruth said...

    Love your cards! The red is so pretty on the first one and the squirrel one is so adorable. It will be fun to see what else you have for us throughout the month.

    Sheila D said...

    What fabulous cards! Looks like some wonderful stamp sets in this release. Love the red & brown color combo!

    Anonymous said...

    Very pretty cards, love your designs! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

    Peggy H
    Stamplady5@aol.com

    ms Joyce said...

    You done good gal. The "heart" card is a deffinet keeper .. hard to send 'caue it is soooo dear. The squirrel is too too cute out in the open all by his lonesome. TFS

    Cheri said...

    Your cards are gorgeous, Latisha and congratulations on joining the DT's this month. I'm excited for you and can't wait to see more of your creations.

    Susan White said...

    Your cards are very pretty!

    Die Cut Lady said...

    Congrats on being on the design team I am sure it will be a blast!

    Sue VanDeVusse said...

    Welcome, Latisha! Your preview is fantastic, such great designs. Looking forward to more of your creations.

    Karen B. said...

    Wow, lots of love people have left you! Congratulations! I completely agree, you totally deserve this and you are gonna be fantastic!

    Barb said...

    Your cards are just beautiful! Love the squirrel! Puts a smile on your face!!

    Deb Else said...

    Welcome and I can't wait to see more beautiful creations! Love the squirrel!

    Golda said...

    Beautiful cards. I love how you used color.

    Deborah said...

    wonderful cards...thanks for the hop.

    peggy wainman said...

    great cards, love the layouts and colors!

    Dee in N.H. said...

    Wow! Really great cards!

    Ink-Pattie said...

    love your cards--that squirrel looks like he is on a wave of chocolate! I'm nuts about that!

    Lindy said...

    great job designing! Love the cards!

    Donna said...

    Great cards, Latisha! Congrats on guest designing. I love the little critter card!

    Sonia said...

    I love the sentiment you used with the heart card and the ribbon sets it off nicely. Of course the squirrel is so cute!

    bean said...

    I just LOVE the squirrel card!! Just ADORABLE!!! Love the unusual shape!

    Carol said...

    So cute! Thanks for sharing.


    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

    jazy1m said...

    Latisha: Loved your cards. The penguin was my first love. Thank you for sharing.

    luvhymns said...

    Awesome cards, with the bow and squirrel sledding....

    Angi Rankin said...

    Your cards are beautiful! I know you're going to love being a guest designer for Gina K. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

    mmwilken said...

    Happy to meet you Latisha! Gorgeous cards and stamps to be inspired for sure!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Sharon Peele said...

    Welcome Latisha, Gorgeous cards!!I love the your red ribbon and what a great idea to add the tag to your button!! Your squirrel card to just too cute!!! Can't wait to see your other cards this month!!

    Claudine Poch said...

    Great cards! The squirrel card is as cute as can be!

    nightfairyscrapper said...

    love your work so clean and simple. outstanding job!!!

    thanks angela

    Darla said...

    What fabulous cards!! Love that banner too what a beautiful family you have!
    Looking forward to seeing more from you!

    Sue D said...

    Congratulations and great cards!

    craftymom205 said...

    Love the cards.

    Kelly said...

    Beautiful cards! Welcome to StampTV this month!

    Nana Donna said...

    Congratulations on being a guest designer I know how thrilling it is as I am one on the Crafty Creations 100th Challenge blog hop.
    I love your cards they are awesome
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

    Gayle C. said...

    Latisha, Congratulations on being named a guest designer and it's no wonder why when I saw your cards. That little squirrel is just too "nutty".

    Giovana said...

    So happy to have you as a GD this month Latisha!! Your cards are awesome and the banner is super cool.

    Bonnie said...

    I love your cards. Both of them are just wonderful. Congrats on being the guest designer for Gina K.

    Marsha said...

    Welcome Latisha. Looking forward to inspiration from you. And what a great start. These cards are beautiful.

    Tracy Suzanne said...

    Hi Latisha. Beautiful cards! I really adore the cute little squirrel one. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Hugs...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

    Janeen said...

    OM Gosh that little squirrel just looks so happy and real sitting on those hills. Thank you and welcome.

    Sandy Knecht said...

    Your squirrel card is just the cutest I've seen!

    Cheryl G said...

    Great cards - I like your heart card best of all!

    Pati said...

    Great cards, I like the colors you used! Good to see you on Gina K!

    JessicaK said...

    OMG Latisha, how cute is that squirrel card!

    Valerie said...

    Oh your card with the squirrel is sooooooooooooo cute. Fun, fun, fun!

    Lagene said...

    Oh my goodness!!!! Your Squirrel card is sooo cute and Love the helping hands with the red ribbon! Beautiful!

    Patricia said...

    Congrats on being the guest designer. You did a great job on your cards. Love the squirel and the rich colors. It is so cute.

    Betty Neville said...

    Really gorgeous cards Latisha! Love your designs and your layouts!

    Crabtree Creations said...

    Latisha, so very nice to have you be the guest designer. Your work is very good. I especially like the clean crisp color on your cards. Thanks!

    Nancy R Grimes said...

    I'm nuts about you. How cute!!! Nice card. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

    Anonymous said...

    great cards!! Love the little squirrell!!! thanks for sharing! suebeebunny@hotmail.com

    ntsisterz said...

    Lovely use of my new favorite stamp!Cute critter.

    dsood said...

    Congrats on being a guest designer. Your card is beautiful, full of colors. I love them. Great job.

    Isabel Z said...

    You've done these stamp sets proud with your beautiful creations.

    §hawnie® said...

    Lovely!

    Pat Jandacek said...

    Your cards are great!

    shelley said...

    You rock with your cards!

    Susan said...

    What wonderful cards! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work as the newest guest designer at Gina K!

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