Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gina K Designs June Previews Day 4!!

Well, its our final day of previews!! And tomorrow night from 7-10pm CST is the release party, wooohoo!! Hope to see lots of you there too! We have 2 more sets to show you tonight, and up first is a special STVkit release called Blessed is the Season..yep, Christmas in..umm almost July! It will be by the time its released though, lol! here is what I did with this set for tonight:




I have discovered a new color combo for me, loving this one! Lipstick Red, Green Apple, and white, along with some distress inks in Fired Brick and Peeled Paint! LOVE it! I did a snowy scene , stamped the trees from the set and then flicked some paint onto the cardstock with a toothbrush to make it look like its snowing, looks good IRL, but not sure how good it shows up here though....Ok, next up is another set from Gina called Versatile Verses ....I can tell Im gonna be using this one alot, its fantastic for quick cards! here is mine I did for tonight:



Quick and easy peasy! LOVE it! Ok, ready for some more eye candy?

For even more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these designer's links:


We'd also like to invite you to attend our Release Party tomorrow night starting at 7 pm central on StampTV. There will be challenges, contest questions, and more samples from our designers on all the new stamp sets being released this month.  See you then for all the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by this week! See ya at the party I hope!!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Blessed is the Season STV Kit from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: labels nesties, sponge and tool, distress inks in Fired Brick and Peeled Paint, ribbon, white eyelets, hole punch, pop dots, white paint and toothbrush to flick paint onto cardstock, white gel pen.
Card #2
Stamps: Versatile Verses from Gina K DesignsPapers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: cork, oval nesties, stayzon ink, flower punches, brad, twine, pop dots.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gina K Designs June Previews Day 3!!!

Hey ya'll! Have you been enjoying all of the gorgeous eye candy? I know I have! I love seeing what all my fellow designers have done, its a surprise to me too! LOL! And I am sure tonight is gonna be full of the same! We have two stamp sets tonight again...up first is Nina Brackett's newest set called Hugs and Prayers ! It has one of my favorite birds in this set, the hummingbird! here is what I did tonight with it:



I used the solid image of the hummingbird for this card, but the set does come with one you can color too! Cant wait to do that! I also stamped one of the flower images onto vellum and colored it with pencils, flipped it over and attached it to some kraft cardstock to get this look..I do belive I like how this turned out! lol! Up next is the new Card Kit, called, Seeds of Kindness which Jessica will have more on her blog about! Here is my creation with this set:




I dont know what kind of flowers these are for sure, but they reminded me of African violets so that is how I tried to color them, lol! Did a bit of distressing on this card with some distress inks (which Gina carries now, woooohoo!!)

Ok, thats all from me for now, but here are the links for the other, most awesome designers that I have the privilege to work with:

For even more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these designer's links:


We'd also like to invite you to attend our Release Party this Thursday, July 1st starting at 7 pm central on StampTV! There will be challenges, contest questions, and more samples from our designers on all the new stamp sets being released this month!  We'd love to have you join in on the fun!

AND dont forget to stop back tomorrow night, we have one more day of previews and then...PARTY!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Hugs and Prayers by Nina Brackett from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K cardstock, Basic Grey Kraft collection
Accessories: vellum, oval nesties, big scallop oval nesties, pearl stickers, prisma pencils, stayzon ink in white, Tim Holtz embossing folder, pop dots, SU! inks in cameo coral and gable green, ribbon.
Card #2
Stamps: Seeds of Kindsness from Gina K DesignsPapers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: oval punch, pearl sticker, copic markers, twine, glue dots, scor-pal tape, Tim Holtz on the edge die scallop, distress ink antique linen, distressing tool.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Gina K Designs June Previews Day 2!!

Welcome to day 2 of our previews, thanks for stopping by again! We have two stamp sets to show you tonight, wooohooo!! Up first is Asela Hopkin's newest set called Pretty as a Peacock and this images are so much fun! It was hard to decide which to use, lol! This is what I am showing for tonight:



This was such fun to color! Peacocks are such gorgeous, majestic creatures to me, just love their colors! So tried to capture a bit of that in my card!

Ok, up next is Rupa Shevde's newest set called Lawn and Garden. Here is what I did with this set:



I just love any images that will make it easy to make some masculine cards, and this set sure does! LOVE that!

Ok, ready for more gorgeous eye candy?

For even more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these designer's links:


We'd also like to invite you to attend our Release Party this Thursday, July 1st starting at 7 pm central on StampTV! There will be challenges, contest questions, and more samples from our designers on all the new stamp sets being released this month!  We'd love to have you join in on the fun!

Well, we got 2 more nights of previews, so dont forget to come on back! Cant wait to show you the rest too! And arent those button jars just too cute!? I cant wait to order those myself!!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Pretty as a Peacock by Asela Hopkins from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K cardstock
Accessories: Prisma pencils with OMS, ribbon, button, twine, big scallop ovals nesties, oval nesties, pop dots, MS border punch.
Card #2
Stamps: Lawn and Garden by Rupa Shevde from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, Tim Holtz dp
Accessories: jewelry cording, copic markers, photo corner punch, screw brads, pop dots.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gina K Design June Release Day 1!!!

Yay! It's that time again finally! Got lots to show you tonight! We are actually previewing THREE stamp sets tonight! Sooo, up first is Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called Fun Year Round. Here is what I did with it:



I did some serious paper piecing on my card here! Then used some distress inks and sponged all around the circles before gluing them down. I LOVE this set...once again, there are so many ways to go with this set! I had such fun playing with this! LOL!

Ok, up next are two more sets....Theresa Momber's newest set called Aloha and Tami Mayberry's newest called In Stitches. Here is my card that I used both sets on...



Theresa's set, you gonna just love coloring the images in this one! As you can see, I loved coloring the little flowers for this card, lol! And Tami's set....it's the little stamped line image...that adds just the right touch! And all of the images in her set are like that. For those times you dont want to dig out the sewing machine..this will be perfect!! (or those times its acting up, like MINE is!) LOL! Ok, ready for more eye candy?

For even more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these designer's links:


We'd also like to invite you to attend our Release Party this Thursday, July 1st starting at 7 pm central on StampTV! There will be challenges, contest questions, and more samples from our designers on all the new stamp sets being released this month!  We'd love to have you join in on the fun!

Be sure and stop back by tomorrow night too, same time, same place!! More previews!! woohooooooo!!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Fun Year Round by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: All Gina K Designs cardstock
Accessories: Tim Holtz DP, Tim Holtz distress inks, nestie tag, jewel, ribbon, twine, glue dots.
Card #2
Stamps: Aloha by Theresa Momber and In Stitches by Tami Mayberry
from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K Designs cardstock
Accessories: twine, copic markers, rhinestone stickers, pop dots, sheet of cork.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Help! Im melting....im melting...

Sooo, how's the weather where you are? As you can tell by my title, its freaking hot here! LOL! I just do not like hot weather...I'd much rather have this:

That picture is from this past Winter, our bit of snow we got that lasted all of one day, lol. I just need to move WAY up north cause I love the cooler temps much better than this, whew!!

Ok, Ive been so very busy lately making stuffs! First, was busy making for some publication calls, and this one it could not have been online anywhere, so couldnt show them then..but now can since they were not accepted..bleh...lol...their loss right? haha! Now, working on Gina K Designs new stuff...which previews start TOMORROW!! woooohooo!! But first, here is one card that didnt make it:



SUPER CAS card! I think this card took me all of 10 minutes? MAYbe! LOL! But I really like how it turned out myself, and it will be very easy to mail!

Ok, that's all for now! Please be sure and come back tomorrow night for some Gina K Goodness! I am so super excited about all of these sets! Such fun! Hope to see you then!
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Card Details:
STamps: Fine Furnishings from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K Pure Luxury 120lb
Accessories: silver half pearl stickers, pop dots, nestie tag, ribbons.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Scared?

Did I scare ya? 2 blog posts in 2 days!! Go me! LOL! I wanted to play with this week's Tuesday Trigger over on Moxie Fab World so got my behind in gear, lol! Here is the trigger:


And my creation:


What inspired me were the stripes of color! So flipped through some Basic Grey packs and found this striped paper in the Cupcake collection. This card actually went a WHOLE nuther direction than what I started! But I think I like it! Looking at it makes me want a tall glass of lemonade!! And I just love those little flip flops...its a punch by EK Success that Michaels had on sale for 3.99!! Thats a got to get it.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to do better at visiting blogs than I have been in the past...I do visit, sometimes just dont have the time to comment like I want to! And I know how it feels to get comments, I love them too! ;)
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Card Details:
Stamps: Beach Bum from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock and Basic Grey DP
Accessories: EK flip flop punch, big scallop ovals and oval nesties, stapler, pop dots, twine, glue, distress inks, sponge, copic marker

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A couple of color challenge cards!

First, let me tell you about my friend Lee who has some really fun blog candy up for grabs! Here is the link to her post for that:

Awesome Blog Candy that could be yours!!

I wish I could be entered myself!! LOL!!

Ok, now, I played along with the color challenge on SCS this week, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, and Real Red. NOT colors I would have put together, but once I did, I really liked them, made two cards! I used Melanie Muenchinger's Newest set from Gina K :



The little insert pic is of the inside, and it says "I saved you some cake"....notice the cake has turned ....green! LOL! Yea, I'm horrible about mailing out birthday cards...so I'm thinking if I get a WHOLE bunch made up maybe, just maybe I will do better! Here is the 2nd one:



I took the little party hats and stamped them and then cut them out, leaving off the little ball up top...so then made it into this fun banner! Both of these are CAS designs I feel like...the 2nd one seems to need something in the middle area of the banner, but I dont know what, lol!

Ok, thats all for today! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a wonderfully creative week, and dont forget about Lee's blog candy!!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Candles On Your Cake from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K cardstock
Accessories: Tim Holtz alterations on the edge scallop borders, red twine, big scallop nesties, circle nesties, pop dots, silver rhinestones, easy set eyelet in silver from Gina K.
Card #2:
Stamps: Candles On Your Cake from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K
Accessories: craft thread, eyelets, scor-pal, button, ribbon.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Gina K Design Illustrators/Design Team Blog Hop!

Howdy and welcome to the Blog Hop for this month! Gina's Challenge to us this time was to use a Summer memory of ours to inspire our creation....wellll, I decided to go with the bike image from the STV Kit, Enjoy the Sunshine. Here is my card:




Edited to add: Cath has a bicycle challenge on her blog, so entering this for that too! Here is the link to the challenge:I want to ride my bicycle!

Do you notice the bike is flying down a hill? One of the best things about summer to me was me and my brother, that is 2 and half years older than me, going bike riding just all over the place! We had this one hill that I was terrified to go down!! But my brother would just zip right down it like it was nothing...sooo I finally get up the nerve to go down it...guess what...yep, WIPED OUT, LOL! My hands, knees, and elbows all scratched up, but I did survive! (my brother got a spanking because I told my Mama it was HIS fault..I know, bad me!) AND I did it again after the wounds healed and MADE IT! yay me! haha! But it is a very fond memory even with the wipe-out! Ok, enough of my blabber...onto more gorgeous eye candy! And dont forget to hope to Gina's blog if you havent, cause she will explain all about how you can become next months CSS DT!!

For all the specific details on how to enter your card in Gina's Design Team challenge, please visit GinaK's blog.



Then, stop by these participating GinaK Design Team member's blogs for their projects for tonight's hop:



And I do apologize for saying this hop was Sunday night. I had my dates wrong! But thanks for stopping by tonight! Hope you have a wonderful week!
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Card Details
Stamps: STV Kit Enjoy the Sunshine from Gina K Designs
Papers: cardstock from Gina K, dp is Tim Holtz
Accessories: distress inks, sponge, oval punch, sewing machine, copic markers, red rhinestone, pop dots, ribbon, twine, Time Holtz alterations 'on the edge'.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Why Helllllllllloooooooo there!

My poor neglected blog! I have been so busy lately...made a trip to Houston to see my brother...did a bunch of running around came home, got a bad cold and got uninspired! LOL! Isnt it strange that sickness just sucks an creativity out of you? Well, it does me anyways, lol!

BUT, never fear, got several cards in the works now and actually have a hop Sunday night...Gina K Design's Illustrators and Design Team hop for June! Cant wait! Its a fun theme!!

I will leave with a pic of my wildchild, Blake at the beach in Galveston...beaches were nasty with seaweed, but he didnt mind, lol! Ohhhhh to see the things through the eyes of a 3 yr. old again!!





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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Its official!

Yep, its officially summertime in my book! It sure seems like this year is just flying by! Wow, JUNE already!! What are your plans for this summer? Any fun vacations planned? We never plan here, lol! Most of the time just spur of the moment kinda of people, lol!!

Here is something I did on the spur of the moment! I happened across the Serigraph Technique and decided to give it a try...I do not think mine turned out as pretty as the one Beate did, but I still like how mine turned out, here it is:



And this also fitted the color challenge that Carla posted on StampTV for this week, chocolate/green/ivory, LOVE that combo!

One thing that I think might be important with this technique, is to use WHITE embossing powder also, over the white ink you use...to make the white POP more, ya know? But I didnt have any so its on my list now! Something you cant tell with the photo either is that I spritz it with some glimmer mist after it was done...it looks beautiful IRL, with the little touch of sparkles!

Ok, that's all for now. I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and loving this short week you will have with work! Thanks for stopping by and see ya soon!!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Hope Grows by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K Designs
Accessories: tim holtz distress inks, hemp, hodgepodge hardware, white craft ink, nesties labels, white and grey prisma pencils, sponge, brads, vellum, black stayz on ink, glimmer mist.

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I'm a 47 yr. old stay at home grandma! I do not work so always doing something to occupy my time, some kind of crafty thing usually.