Friday, December 18, 2009

Tech Talk Blog Hop

Happy Friday Everyone!

I am so happy to be part of the Tech Talk blog hop tonight where we are featuring the super cute and uber hip Tech Talk stamp set by Gina K. Senior DT & Illustrator: Melanie Muenchinger! I love the versatility of this stamp set - you can use it for so many different occasions! So I created four cards for four different occasions: friendship/thinking of you card, love/Valentine's Day card, Get Well soon card and a Thank You card:

---------Friendship Card----------

GinaK is now offering a CardKits that comes with a sketch and papers for the different stamp sets. This card is based on the sketch that Jessica created with THIS card for the Tech Talk stamp set. I CASED Jess's card with the cute little coffee cups and changed the sentiment. I love these sweet little mugs and they are the perfect size for paper piecing. I can't wait to give this to my coffee buddy :) the next time we meet up for a cup o' joe :). You can check out more about this card kit on this link on Jessica's blog or at Gina's store.

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Pure Luxury white cardstock, Rocket Red textured base and Cosmo Cricket (Early Sunrise)
Ink: Memento: Tuxedo Black and LadyBug Red
Accessories: Sakura black glaze pen, spellbinders and dimensionals, corner chomper, and ribbon from stash

---------Valentine's Day Card--------

This is for my DH - who is a total computer nut! I used to joke with him that he was already married when we his MAC computer! So I was so excited to make this Valentine's day card for him (I can't believe that I made a Vday card in December!!) I stamped the computer image in metallic silver paper and then stamped the sentiments including the cute little heart stamp :). I matted everything in black for a more "manly" look (lol!) - I love all the different sentiments that are possible all on one screen!

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Pure Luxury white cardstock, Silver Lining paper american crafts, bazzil basics and scrap stash,
Ink: Memento: Tuxedo Black and Aquamarine
Accessories: Martha Stewart heart punch, Sakura black glaze pen, EK success punch, spellbinders and dimensionals

---------Get Well Soon Card--------

This next card is inspired by this awesome card by Melanie. I love how she created a little desk by splitting the image on a piece of DP. This one is for one of our uncles who is a little sick right now and so I was trying to make the card a bit more man-ish. The sentiment: "Sorry to hear you got a virus" is so perfect for the little computer screen (and I would love it if my computer were an olive green color!). The mug is paper pieced and the scalloped edging is from the DP.
Card Ingredients:
Paper: Pure Luxury white cardstock and Cosmo Cricket Early Sunrise
Ink: Memento: Tuxedo Pear Tart
Accessories: ribbon from stash and copics

--------Thank You Card-------

This next card is for a dear blogging friend of mine who just sent me some amazing goodies in the mail! I was in such shock and awe and gratitude and was so happy that I could make her a card using sentiments that we use while blogging - like TTYS (talk to you soon)!. I stamped this cute little envelope in different colors and then created a little pocket for a tagged sentiment to go into - so that it looks like you are pulling out a message:
And When you pull it out - it reads: Thank You! ((((HUGS)))), iloveyou! and TTYS! I love that you can create a little message with all the different sentiments!. I punched an opening for the tags with half of a circle punch and then created the tags by matting them and then attaching little eyelets with ribbon tied to them that you can pull out:

Card Ingredients:
Ink: Memento: Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy, Rosebud, LadyBug and Aquamarine
Accessories:Stickles crystal, Martha Stewart mini scallop circle punch, Sakura black glaze pen, eyelets and cropadile, corner chomper and dimensionals

I had a total blast playing along with this super cute stamp set and check out these amazing artistes for more inspiration with the Tech Talk stamp set tonight:

Melanie Muenchinger {Illustrator}
Melissa Shultz {CSS Designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS Designer}
Tina Gilliland {Guest Designer}
Karen Knegten {Guest Designer}

The Tech Talk discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is a valuable resource filled with tips, sample projects, and tutorials. Melanie's tip sheet, free PDF template as well as the Card Kit is available in the discussion as well.

If you haven't already, stop by GinaK's blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win today's featured stamp set or any other stamp set valued at $23.95 of your choice!

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight!
Hope the start to your weekend is a beautiful one!!!
And all of those of you on the East Coast - stay safe in the snowstorm!
Big hugs to all!
Sankari :)


Theresa Momber said...

Wowza! Love them all. You really showed the versatility of this set!

Melanie said...

omgosh!! these are all amazing but the little pulls and layout of the last card really made me bounce!!! (((((((((HUGS))))))))))))

Lynn Mercurio said...

Holy crikey, woman. Look at all of these fantastic card. Does your creativity every wane? These are all truly amazing.

Carolyn King said...

awesome them...esp love the last one. So fun!

Anonymous said...

If I had to pick a favorite card I would be in trouble................they are ALL fantastic. Wish I had just a speck of your imagination and crreativity!

Unknown said...

Sankari!! These are awesome!! Thank you so much for hopping along with us tonight!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

All are wonderful, but the thank you one is soooo clever. Great job!

Gloria Westerman said...

Wow, these are amazing. All of them are just beautiful. I will have to come back here. Thank you for sharing............

Lagene said...

All of your cards are so wonderful!

Becky said...

wow girl, these are fabulous, love the tag card, that is so creative.

Lee said...

Woweeee!!!! What amazing and fun card designs!!!

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous cards. They are all awesome:)

Sue VanDeVusse said...

They are all so cute! Thank you for showing us how versatile this set really is.

TexasGrammy said...

Whoa, baby!!
These are fantabulous!!
I cannot possibly find a "fav"! Whew! Thankful that we don't have to do that! High Fives!


Cat Tidwell said...

Omg! Wow, you out did yourself on all of these! I am so loving ALL of the designs on the cards, but those little pull out tags are just too stinking cute! And you used one of my fav dp's by Cosmo Cricket!

JazzyH said...

Amazing cards!

Unknown said...

You've gone over the top again, my sweets!

Pat Jandacek said...

Wow! You outdid yourself in quantity and quality. Especially love the multi-message tabs. TFS and have a very Merry Christmas.

Kathy Martin said...

These cards are sooooooooo adorable! I LOVE them! :) Kathy

joy said...

What cool cards! - Love the last card! Way too neat with great colors!

Ann said...

Eeeee!!! These are SO cute!!!

SAMARA said...

sankari beautiful one...these are gorgeous cards! you showcase the set so inspirationally. i love the
puter screen with the have done a great job of selling one more set!!!! your colors and *ahem* manly style is really attractive on the DH and uncle one. I love the envelopes...they are vewy vewy cute!!! hey you...hope you will get some rest over the break!!! xox

Crafty Math Chick said...

Wow, you have certainly done a terrific job showcasing the versatility of Melanie's set. Well done!

PatS said...

Love these card designs, especially the love letters with pull outs...what a cute card.

scubasubie said...

OMG so many cards - and each one looks so AWESOME! How do you do it?

cnelson said...

such fun and fabulous cards Sankari!!!

CathyRose said...

Such wonderful cards! The one with the little tag messages is just adorable!

NinaB said...

Each one is a masterpiece, Sankari. I love them all, esp the pull out one, it's so creative.

buggin2stamp said...

All of your cards are fabulous. I love the little pullout messages. And the DP you used for all of them is so fresh and fun.

Linda D. said...

Wow. I can't say that I like any better than the others. They are all wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Carla S. said...

All your cards with Melanie's set are absolutely fabulous, Sankari! Incredibly creative designs on each one! Love them!