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Studio at the Lake

Added by Karen Knegten on January 31, 2011 at 8:04am — 4 Comments

CSS Alumni October 23 Blog Hop

Our eighth blog hop is a CAS Limited Supply challenge. If you arrived from Joy's blog, you are in the right place.

Here are the instructions we were given -fun, fun, fun!

Blog Hop Details:

Create a CAS card or project that contains only the following items and no others:…


Added by Karen Knegten on October 22, 2010 at 10:00pm — 29 Comments

Thank You Hop for Retired Challenge Hostesses

Hi everyone! So glad to see you here hopping. If you arrived from Miesje's blog, you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning- CLICK HERE.

We were so blessed to have such a great group of Challenge Hostesses to inspire us, week after week.

We have decided to use a challenge from each hostess and make a card using it for this hop. We will… Continue

Added by Karen Knegten on October 21, 2010 at 10:03pm — 20 Comments

Vicki's sketch with a surprise

I had a lot of fun with this sketch. Here are photos that show what I did with it.

Thanks for stopping… Continue

Added by Karen Knegten on October 15, 2010 at 9:26am — 10 Comments

Funny Farm Blog Hop

Woo- hoo- what a fun stamp set this is, and I was thrilled to be asked to contribute some inspiration for this hop. I love, love this set and it is one that makes me giggle!

Without further adieu....

Next up is my card using the the farm scene background.

and my final card for today is another farm scene (can you tell, I really like this stamp?). I framed this one.

All of my… Continue

Added by Karen Knegten on October 10, 2010 at 10:00pm — 15 Comments

CSS Alumni October 9 Blog Hop

Well- we are here again with more inspiration for you. If you have arrived from Jen Charboneau's blog, you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning, click here- then click on Forum to get to this Blog Hop announcement.. This time around our hop is based on the sketch… Continue

Added by Karen Knegten on October 8, 2010 at 10:00pm — 22 Comments

Cammie's Mamo

I made this card to honor Carolyn King's grandmother and to participate in the "Heart to Heart" card drive. I used Theresa's Farm Life set, colored with Copics. I am sending this card to the nursing home that took care of my Dad. Although my father was a stroke victim, he was on the same floor as the Alzheimer unit. There were so many people that were so patient with my Dad, and I wanted to thank them.

Please click…

Added by Karen Knegten on October 3, 2010 at 9:01am — No Comments

CSS Alumni September 25 Blog Hop

Hi- I am so glad you stopped by, and that you are loving all the creations this team has put together! If you arrived from Joy's blog, you are in the right place. If you'd like to start at the beginning, go HERE.

It's time for another CSS Alumni blog hop.

Here are the Blog Hop Details:

Make a…

Added by Karen Knegten on September 24, 2010 at 10:00pm — 32 Comments

Another Autumn Memory (#2)

After I completed my other card, another memory just kept coming to mind. I decided to make a card using that memory as my inspiration. For many years, Fall just wasn't Fall unless we took my son and daughter to the Apple Orchard. It always seemed to be a sunny, crisp day with hours to spare. They loved eating all they could, as we filled our bushel baskets. Trying to keep them off the ladders in the orchard was an exercise in futility.

We bought lots and lots of apples. I used to bake a… Continue

Added by Karen Knegten on September 20, 2010 at 2:38pm — 4 Comments

Favorite Autumn Memory

Gina's challenge this time around is to make a card that reflects our favorite Autumn memory. When my children were young, there was a really awesome Pumpkin Farm to visit.

This place is called Goebbert's and it has been there for years. Their lovely property is a destination field trip for almost all of the surrounding schools. There is a rather unique feature, which I decided to try and duplicate on my card. I can't wait to send this card to my daughter and hope that she remembers the… Continue

Added by Karen Knegten on September 19, 2010 at 8:04pm — 11 Comments

Lean on Me Blog Hop

Here is my card for the Lean on Me blog hop. Using a base of chocolate PL card stock, I made the dp using a piece of Asparagus cs and randomly bleached using a piece of bleach soaked paper toweling. I then sponged with Distress inks, after the bleach dried. After cutting out my ovals with my Cuttlebug, I stamped my Lean on Me Flower on the bleach paper towel, and then onto the cranberry tart cs. I added a brown ribbon and bow, with a little copper bling in the middle.…


Added by Karen Knegten on September 12, 2010 at 10:00pm — 10 Comments

Fall Blog Hop September 11, 2010

Thank you for stopping by and hopping along with us! If you have arrived from Joy's blog, you are in the right place. If you didn't and want to start at the beginning, go here.

This time around is a Fall Color combination for our Center Stage Alumni Hop. Here is a list of the colors that we were to use:

  • Orange (Sweet Mango or Pumpkin…

Added by Karen Knegten on September 10, 2010 at 10:00pm — 22 Comments

Want to win a Color Cubbie?

Read this info, follow the instructions and maybe you will be the lucky winner.

Today I have a super great surprise for you! Don't you ever wish you had that

perfect storage for your markers? Especially those copics you can never

find the perfect storage for. And I found it thanks to Jennifer McGuire,

I saw her post on them…

Added by Karen Knegten on September 4, 2010 at 6:18am — 6 Comments

CSST Limited Supply Challenge Aug. 28, 2010

Our challenge this time around is a Limited Supply Challenge.

Blog Hop Details:

Create a card that contains only the following items and no others:

  • One Neutral color for your card base: White, Ivory, Black, Brown or Kraft

  • Two different colors of card stock

  • One patterned paper

  • Three buttons
  • One color of ribbon
  • As little or as many images as you'd like
For my… Continue

Added by Karen Knegten on August 27, 2010 at 10:06pm — 29 Comments

Vicki has Blog Candy-check out how you can win!

Here are the details from Vicki:

I have been talking about offering BLOG CANDY for hitting 100+ followers. Well peeps - IT'S FINALLY HERE! I am going to run this until FRIDAY, AUGUST 27th. How do you win: well it's like this:

Become a follower - (we all like to see THAT number increase)

Post my blog candy on your blog with a link back here- (I sincerely thank you)

Leave a comment so I know you were here~~ That's all. On… Continue

Added by Karen Knegten on August 15, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

CSS Alumni August 14 Blog Hop

It's time for another blog hop by the Center Stage Alumni Team. This time around it is a sketch challenge, using a sketch by our own Cheri Weston.

This is the sketch:

Here is my take on this sketch, using Asela's Zoo Animals stamp set. The background dp was a piece I found in my stash, which I die cut with a Nestabilities scalloped circle.… Continue

Added by Karen Knegten on August 13, 2010 at 10:00pm — 26 Comments

Melanie's Blog Hop Sunday, Aug. 1st, 2010

I was so excited to be asked to participate in this hop showcasing Melanie's stamp set. I was Melanie's Guest Designer for her "Hip to be Square" set, when it was introduced. Melanie has given us so much versatility with this set (wait- all her sets are like this!).

I hope you enjoying seeing the card I created for this hop. I used Gina K… Continue

Added by Karen Knegten on August 1, 2010 at 10:00pm — 18 Comments

STV Video challenge # 3

I watched a few more of Gina's videos and decided to make another card for this challenge. I'd be thrilled to be the August DT.

For this card, I used the Reverse Nestabilities, Letterpress Impressabilities, and Embellished Flowers. The image I used is from Theresa's Hope Grows stamp… Continue

Added by Karen Knegten on July 25, 2010 at 4:50pm — 8 Comments

STV Episode Challenge

I love all of Gina's videos, so it was difficult for me to choose just one, so I made TWO cards. The first one I wanted to work with was The Tent Topper.

I made my card using Theresa's Aloha stamp set.

I made my next one using the Distressed Newsprint Background… Continue

Added by Karen Knegten on July 25, 2010 at 1:09pm — 9 Comments

CSS Alumni July 10 Blog Hop

Hi Everyone. Today we have a color challenge hop to the Center Stage alumni by Carolina. We wanted to showcase our love for Gina K stamps.

If you arrived from Joy's blog, you are in the right place. To start at the beginning, please go to StampTV and hop from there.

The colors for this hop are Kraft or Tan Leather, Green (Creme… Continue

Added by Karen Knegten on July 9, 2010 at 9:00pm — 29 Comments


Gina's Favorites from Amazon

Technique Archives

Vintage Chic Kit

Introduction Project

Border Bling

Shimmer Card

Distressed Letterpress


Springtime Silhouettes Kit

Detail Image Thumping

Doily Card

Shadow Stamping

Watercolor Spritz

Wax Paper Focal Image

Embossed Marble 

Lattice Background

Negative Stamping

Perfect Pearls and Glitter Pens 


Sent with Love Kit

Adding Shine with Glaze

Distressed Embossed Patterned Paper

Double Embossing

Weathered Wood 

Tag Die Frames

Paper Scraps

Parisian Embossed Background

Pastel Pencil Background

Rubber Band Emboss

Victorian Distress


Winter Wonderland Kit
3-D Focal Image
Metallic Edge
Metallic Embellishment
Raised Frame Card
Partial Embossing w/Cuttlebug
Creating a Corner Bow

Autumn Splendor Kit
Bleached Leaves
Clean/Simple Scor-Buddy
Distressed Stripes
Emerging Leaves
Gatefold w/ a Twist
Masked Pumpkin
Scalloped Oval Card
Sunflower Resist
Simple Copic Coloring 1
Simple Copic Coloring 2

Christmas in July

Project 1
Project 2

Project 3
Project 4

Enjoy the Sunshine Kit
Cropped Circles
Decorative Edge/Scor-Buddy
Distressed Linen Butterflies
Distressed Newsprint
Flocked Background Part 1
Flocked Background Part 2
Distress/Scored Masculine card part 1
Distress/Scored Masculine Card Part 2
Layering Labels Dies
Recessed Diamond Background
Happy Fish Card/Copics
Reverse Nestabilities
Tent Topper Card

May 20102 Release ideas
Botanical Resist
Hope Grows Butterflies
Tag Dies as a Decorative Element

Using with Cuttlebug

March Preview and
Spring Mix Kit Projects

Adding a Glittered Border
Asian Inspired Card
Borders with Nestabilities
Coloring Tiger Lilies
Flower Gift Basket 1
Flower Gift Basket 2
Gatefold Cards/Scor-pal
Nestabilitie/Beyond Border
Paper Piercing w/Sewing Machine
Paper Quilting
Setting Eyelets with Pen

Organize it! Projects
Decorative Edge w/Scor-pal
Embossed background/Scor-pal
Gift Card Holder 1 (Masculine)
Gift Card Holder 2 (Masculine)Journal and Pen Set 1
Journal and Pen Set 2
Kitchen Counter Organizer 1
Kitchen Counter Organizer 2
Kitchen Counter Organizer 3
Kitchen Counter Organizer 4
Little Black Book Part 1
Little Black Book Part 2
Memory Keeper Part 1
Memory Keeper Part 2
Organize it Card Sketch
Password Keeper Part 1 Password Keeper Part 2

Holiday Projects
Box of Gift Cards Part 1
Box of Gift Cards Part 2
Decorative Box part 1
Decorative Box part 2
Decorative Box part 3
Gift Card Holder Part 1
Gift Card Holder Part 2
Nugget Pillow Box Part 1
Nugget Pillow Box Part 2
Stamping on Candles Part 1
Stamping on Candles Part 2
Tone on Tone Card
Trio of Trees Card

Making a Calendar
Calendar Bits&Pieces 1
Calendar Bits&Pieces 2


Adding Glaze with Glaze pens
Adding Glitter -Stardust Pens
Baby Wipes as an Inkpad
Baby wipes Background
Background using Marbles
Bleach as a Coloring Tool
Bleach as an Ink Pad
Bleached Polished Stone
Colored Pencils/OMS Part-1
Colored Pencils/OMS Part-2
Crayon Resist
Cracked Glass
Cuttlebug Embossing (partial)
Cuttlebugged Wax Paper
Drop Shadow
Embellished Flowers
Emboss Resist Style 1
Emboss Resist Style 2
Embossed Foil
Envelopes- 4/25" Square
Faux Snake Skin
Faux Window Part 1
Faux Window Part 2
Flourish Punch Embellishment
Heat Embossing
Inking a Cuttlebug Folder
Joseph's Coat
Kissed Flowers Part 1
Kissed Flowers Part 2
Lining your Envelopes
Nestabilities/Cuttlebug 1
Nestabilities/Cuttlebug 2
Nestabilities/Embossing Only
Paper Piecing
Patterned Embossing
Polished Stone
Poppin' Pastels
Precision Inking w/Markers
Pullin' Pastels
Rubber Band Background
Shaker Cards Part 1
Shaker Cards Part 2
Shaving Cream
Shimmering Background Paper
Sky Background
Smackin' Acetate
Soot Stamping
Split Negative
Tone on Tone Embossing
Trimming your stamps
Thumping with Markers
Watercolor Spritz
Wax Paper Background

Assorted Projects
Tile Coasters
Clear Box Gift Box- part 1
Clear Box Gift Box- part 2
Embellished Flowers Card
Floral Thank You
Woodgrained Get Well Card

Sewing on Cards
Janome Sew-mini setup
Janome Sew-mini- bobbin and threading 1
Janome Sew-mini- threading 2
Janome Sew-mini stitching

How to use it!
Background Stamps
The Bow Easy
Chalk Enhancer
Crystal Lacquer
Easy Set Eyelet Setter
Metallic Rub-on Paste
Making Cheater's Bows
Colored Glitter
Liquid Applique
Paper piercing Templates
Magnetic Snaps 1
Magnetic Snaps 2

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