Wednesday, September 16, 2009

School, Sports, Spirit! Blog Hop

I was just thrilled that Melanie Muenchinger asked me to be part of her Blog Hop! The "School, Sports, Spirit!" stamp set is a wonderful continuation of her designing talent. It is the perfect companion to her previously released set at Gina K. Designs, called, "Sporty Accessories".
For my first card, I worked with the field hockey images in the set. I found an copy of a correct field and altered it with the "go for the goal" stamp. My DD was a fine hockey player and all I can remember the coach yelling, was for them to keep their sticks down. This sport does not have a lot of cute things you can yell out during a game, as does baseball or football, etc. My background is the popular green apple and black onyx Pure Luxury card stock which is available at Gina K. Designs. I stamped the wonderful cleat stamp across the bottom and highlighted them with opaque white gel pen. My panel with the hockey stick and ball were colored in pencils and OMS, and then piercing was added. I created embellishments using circle punches and silver studs.

For my second card, I was drawn to the jacket stamp in the set. Using a tip I picked up from Melanie's blog, I cut the arm so that it could be lifted and a football placed under the arm! I colored everything in our local high school colors and plan on sending this card to a neighbor boy who has joined the school team for the first time. My card base is soft sand Pure Luxury card stock and the dp used is from Junebug by Basic Grey. I stamped "show your spirit" in Memento, tuxedo black ink on half of the card base to create a patterned background. All images were colored in pencils and OMS. I hope you enjoy the hop!

For even more samples of the School Sports Spirit stamp set, please visit the Illustrator of the set, Melanie Muenchinger's blog. Melanie will be offering her new stamp set as blog candy tonight too - so we hope you'll take the time to comment on her blog for your chance to win this spectacular stamp set!

After visiting Melanie, hop over to her guest designer Melissa Shultz's blog for a special card she'll be sharing with us tonight.

Melanie has also asked a few members from StampTV to join us in showcasing her new set, so please check out her friends' blogs here:

Then, stop by these GinaK Design Team Members' blogs participating in Melanie's blog hop tonight:

Gina Krupsky

Carolyn King

Donna Baker

Erika Martin

Jessica Fick

Lee Murphy

Theresa Momber

GinaK's CenterStage Design Team Member's blogs:

Geri Utterback

Tina Gilliland


Theresa Momber said...

Wow! These are awesome, Mary Anne! I especially love your coloring on the jacket. It looks so perfect!

Sharri Seffens said...

Mary Anne, Both cards are fabulous! I love the hockey field you made!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh how cool is this!!! I love the green and white colors and the plaid with that awesome jacket is just perfect!!!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Your coloring is amazing! ANd the field hockey card is brilliant!

Just a heads up that your links aren't working, though. :)

Tex said...

Great cards, Mary Anne!
Love that jacket with the plaid!


Melanie said...

hip hip hurray! these cards both rock! how cool to hear you have a hockey playing DD, that field turned out so cool!!! :) hugs!

redwasher1 said...

Mary Anne I love both of your cards!! I like how you put the football tuck in the sleeve and the hockey field is awesome!

joy said...

Oh how I love that hockey field! I played in high school and "Keep those sticks down" is a PERFECT sentiment to put on the field! I love it - it bought back good memories and put a smile on my face! TFS

Teri said...

Cute cards. Love the jacket. They're all great!

Donna said...

love the hockey field - how clever. I think your jacket is colored wonderfully & the plaid with it is cool!

Maria Levine said...

Super fun stuff!! Very creative!

Carolyn King said...

oh my---they are both FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great field!

Giovana said...

Very nice and fun cards!!
God bless

buggin2stamp said...

Awesome cards Mary Anne. I am so excited to see you in the blog hop. You did an amazing job.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

So many people are into sports, it's great to have such a set to use in making cards for them! You did a fantastic job!

Jessica said...

Mary Anne!!! I LOVE your cards - especially that first one! What a great idea - and so original! The jersey with the football is perfect too!!! Thanks for hopping with us!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Just fantastic Mary Anne! What great projects, and I love the rink floor plan...what a great addition to the theme of this card! AWESOME!