Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 2009 Guest Artist: Gina Rahman-- and a Freebie!

With great pleasure I introduce to you our "Sketches: Creatively Yours" December Guest Artist: Gina Rahman, of "Your Special Delivery."
A Warm Welcome to "Sketches: Creatively Yours," Gina!

I am just over the moon to have you with us this month!

Gina was kind enough to send me her bio, which I have posted just beneath her company's web address & logo for you!


"My name is Gina Rahman, I am a stay at home mum to my two boys 4 and 2 years old.
I started to create cards as a hobby until someone prompted me to take it further, I went to a women’s enterprise group and have not looked back since.

I set up my website to initially to sell my cards in January 2009, and through this got into stamping. This then lead me to Digital stamping.

Digi’s are a great alternative to the traditional stamping however you look at it. The best being the cost of a Digital in comparison allowing you to have a bigger stamping stash and create to your hearts content. (No cumbersome new stamps to hide from the DH lol)
I love what I do with a passion as I get to be at home with my two young but ever growing boys and don’t miss out on any of the hugs (selfish I know).

I also get to discover a wealth of talent out there and in some cases give some people the confidence to take their own work to the next level and sell their images.
In time as the YSD grows in popularity with designers and crafters alike I hope it will become a hub to view and buy an eclectic mix of digital products for your cards and scrapping projects.
My work and many of the other designers on the YSD site complies with the Angel policy where your creations can be resold (please see individual designers TOU). I strongly believe that all crafters should support each other in our work and dreams, whatever they may be."


Cute Kitty Collection: "Cat and Mouse" Digital Stamp created by S:CY December Guest Artist Gina Rahman

Yes: this precious CUTE KITTY is a freebie! Feel free to snag him to create with: Enjoy!

Special Assignment: Sketch D by Senior S:CY Designer Ann Seleshanko

We have a CONTEST going on for you!

What to do:
1) First, please BECOME a FOLLOWER of S:CY, if you aren't already!
2) Use Ann's Sketch and the freebie digi above: "Cat and Mouse" to create a card, ornament, large tag, mini album, -- whatever strikes your fancy!
3) Take a good picture of your creation, then, post a link for us (ie:Gallery or Blog) so that all readers can go check it out!

4) Additionally, send your creation to Ali at pete ali @ eastlink .ca (no spaces.) I will post them on the blog the evening of Dec 8th.

5) Deadline to have completed the above 4 steps is is NOON Atlantic Time on Dec 8, 2009.
Who are the judges?

Gina and her colleague Christina (AKA "SUNSHINE'S STAMPS") will co-adjudicate the entries from ALL of those rec'd, choosing a winner from among them on Dec 8/9 (the date overlaps a bit due to the time difference; Gina is in the UK.)

WINNER ANNOUNCED on December 10th!

The prize?

You will receive the ENTIRE set of the "Cute Kitty" reusable, earth-friendly digi stamps! Yes, that's 3 more adorable images, in a generous and oh-so-sweet set of FOUR digi stamps!!!

Cute Kitty: "Cat Nap" image created by S:CY December Guest Artist Gina Rahman

Cute Kitty: "Having a Ball" image created by S:CY December Guest Artist Gina Rahman

Cute Kitty "Cat's got the Cream!" image created by December Guest Artist Gina Rahman

Please note~

If you are the contest winner, you will need to share your email addy with Gina so that she can send you the whole "Cute Kitty" digi stamp collection! :o)

Our Sketches: Creatively Yours Design Team has done a fabulous job with these Cute Kitty images as I'm sure you'll agree!!

A "Have a Ball!" card from S:CY Designer Jennifer Cassista using the "Having a Ball" digi stamp created by December Guest Artist Gina Rahman

A "Purrfect Christmas" card by S:CY Designer Michelle Hodges using the "Having a Ball" digi stamp created by December Guest Designer Gina Rahman

A "Happy Birthday" card by S:CY Designer Misty Miller using the Digi stamp "Having a Ball" created by December Guest Designer Gina Rahman

A "Baby" card from S:CY Designer Sherry Owens using the "Cat's Got the Cream" digi stamp created by December Guest Artist Gina Rahman

A "Little One" card by S:CY Designer Carla Robinson, created with "Cat and Mouse" digi stamp by December Guest Designer Gina Rahman

A "Joy" card from S:CY Designer Janis Medina featuring the "Having a Ball" digi stamp created by December Guest Artist Gina Rahman

A "Thank You" card from S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko using the "Cat Nap" digi stamp created by December Guest Artist Gina Rahman

A card created by Victoria Warren-Mears using the "Cat Nap" digi stamp created by December Guest Artist Gina Rahman

A "Merry Christmas" ornament designed by the Cute Kitty Contest's Guest Adjudicator Christina (Sunshine's Stamps) using the "Cat's got the Cream" digi stamp created by Guest Artist Gina Rahman

Two views of a very special "Fur-Baby's First Christmas" card/keepsake ornament also designed by "Sunshine" using the digi stamp "Cat and Mouse" by Guest Artist Gina Rahman

Christmas card/keepsake ornament:

Open Christmas card/keepsake ornament with the 'Season's Greetings' sentiment now visible:

To end our post today, we have a "Cherished Moments" card designed by S:CY December Guest Artist Gina Rahman, using her "Cat's got the Cream" digi stamp

I want to SINCERELY thank all our designers plus Gina and her colleague Sunshine for their gorgeous creations today! Thanks for visiting, everyone.

Be sure to enter our fabulous contest: YOU could be our winner! The rules and "what to do" are above. Go re-read them and enter!! See you soon! ((HUGZ))~Ali


  1. I'll have to try this for sure!

  2. Hi there Annmaree, I cannot wait to see your entry. Please do join in the fun! Tell your friends, too!

  3. Hi, Annmaree! Look forward to seeing what you create!!

  4. Wow, what amazing cards and ornaments!!
    Looking forward to seeing what all the memebers create!!
    Gina, your stamps are just so adorable!!

  5. Great cards ladies. I can't wait to see all the entries. What a fun contest!!

  6. You ladie did a Fabulous job with your cards....and MICHELLE I just love yours!!!! Thank you for the heads up on this wonderful site!!!! I just adore it!!!

  7. welcome welcome Jocelyn, to S:CY! Please jump right on in and have FUN!Always so thrilled to see new faces, bring a friend if you like- or 10! LOL


  8. Thank you Michelle, can not wait to see people's creations with the stamp. Love all the DT work

  9. I'm going to try again, since I wasn't happy with my first entry, if thats alright!

  10. Wow, those are some awesome looking tags Ali! Love 'em all!

  11. gorgeous take girls! I sent my entry to Ali and I blogged about it as well here:

  12. Calia, went to your blog to peek as the email hasn't come thru. Can u resend? Thx.
    WOW, what a gorgeous job you did! Stunning!

    Girls, you HAVE to go check it out!

  13. Annmaree, I was over at your Blog, what a great job you did! I love it. Thx for playing along with S:CY!

  14. Annmaree, I went to your blog and I love what you created!! Beautiful!!
    Thanks for joining in on the contest!!

  15. Calia, Your card is so pretty!!
    Love the ribbon you used!!
    Thanks so much for joining us here at S:CY!!