Thursday, March 31, 2011

Another Tuesday....

Well, it's actually Thursday, but this IS another Tuesday Trigger card, lol! AND also fits the challenge over on SCS, Ways to Use It, flowers....I added the flowers after seeing that challenge too...it needed something else...still not happy with it but I havent liked the cards I have made the last 3 days, lol! Here is the Tuesday Trigger picture:



And my card:



I love this picture! Around here, we use mason jars for EVERYthing! From iced tea to vases for our flowers, lol!! I also love the wrinkled look...and wanted to try to achieve that in my card...that is about the only thing I like about my card, that I was able to do that by wadding up tissue paper then gluing it to a piece of heavy weight cardstock. Love how that turned out, needs an ironing, haha!

Ok, that's all for today. Ive been fighting the crud, caught it from my grandson over the weekend...bleh....hopefully its not a long lasting one! Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderfully creative day!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Nana's Needlework and Buds and Vases both from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K cardstock
Accessories: SU! inks, oval punch, tissue paper, scotch glue, copic markers, pop dots, white craft thread, ribbon, silver eyelet.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

More Tuesday Trigger cards!

Hey Ya'll! Hope I dont bore you too much with these cards! But I cant believe I did three of them for the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World! LOL! I am trying to be frugal...When I make a card, instead of the papers going into the scrap box, and just sitting there, I am trying to use it up right then, LOL! I did with these colors thats for sure! The card in the post below was the first card I made...this is the 2nd one:



This was also inspired by the challenge on SCS, Friday's Free For All challenge...which was to be inspired by the sun. SOOoooo, thus my sun on this card, lol! My grandson LOVED this card...it was still sitting in my light tent and he spied it and grabbed and says..."Wook Gammy! Dis like that catapuller (typing it like he says it, lol) we found!!" Then he looks at a minute longer and says, "Well, ours was jus geen is all" He just tickles me so sometimes...but he wanted to take the card home with him...this is about the 3rd card I have made he has asked for..and of course I give to him! ....this next card, I wasnt gonna show, not too happy with it, but since I had it made, gonna post it anyways:



I used the kraft once again to tone down the bright colors, so you wouldnt have to wear your shades through my whole blog post, haha!!

Well, that's all for today! Hope you have enjoyed this bright citrus colors...they kinda grew on me over the last week and guess you can tell I enjoyed this TT!! Have a wonderfully creative week!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Cute as a Bug from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K cardstock, dp is by Recollections
Accessories: copic markers, glaze pen, white gel pen, buttons, tim holtz alterations scallop edge die, Dynmo Label maker, paper piercer and pad, pop dots, white craft thread.
Card #2:
Stamps: Perfect Pennants from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: SU! inks, white craft thread, pop dots, word window punch.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tuesday Trigger once again!

Hey ya'll! I decided to play in the Tuesday Trigger over on the Moxie Fab World this week once again...she always has such fun inspiration! Well, I have actually done 3 cards with this one, haha! But Im only gonna show one at a time! This is the first one I did:



I was a littel afraid of the colors so thought I would tone it down with some kraft cardstock! I dont have one of the dies to cut the rosette, so just made my own with a scallop border punch and scor-pal! worked good to me!

This is the pic to inspire us:



Ok, that's all for now! I will post my next one with this challenge either later today or tomorrow...for some reason, this bright colors grew on me! LOL
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Stamps: Bring The Bling by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Paper: gina K cardstock and lime green spotted dp by Recollections
Ink: SU! Only Orange
Accessories: oval punches, scallop border punch, scor-buddy, white gel pen, button, twine, glue dots.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March Release--Inspiration Blog Hop Day 4!!

Hey Ya'll! Welcome back to our last day of the March release Inspiration Hops! I hope you have enjoyed all of our hops this week, I know I have enjoyed being able to show these awesome stamps to you and to tell you that they are available for purchase NOW, you dont have to wait! All of them can be found in the What's New Section at Gina K Designs!!

For today, we have the new StampTV kit! And as always, its jam packed with not only gorgeous stamps, but Designer Papers, ribbons, and cardstock!! My first creation I am showing you today is a pretty simple card, here it is:



Its a tad out of my comfort zone, using dp like that, lol! But I do like how this turned out. This actually isnt dp, it was a notepad that I purchased and it matched some Gina K cardstock perfectly! so HAD to use it as dp! Up next, I made some little mini gift bags:



These are very tiny! A gift card will fit into them perfectly! Next up is a tag I made and showed at our release party...here it is:



LOVE making tags, Tim Holtz style! And I used alot of products of his on it too, such fun!

Ready for more inspiration? And as always, dont forget to leave comments on all the blogs, including Gina's, cause Gina is giving away two more stamps sets for today!!.... how awesome will that be?!! (I had first said a StampTV kit, but I misspoke! I sorry!)

*Gina K

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

*Deb Felts

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

*Giovana Smith

*Janice Whiting

*Jennie Harper

*Lee Murphy

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Michelle Woerner

*Nina Brackett

*Sharon Harnist

*Suzanne Dean

*Tami Mayberry

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Valerie Stangle

*Vicki Dutcher

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my love of Gina K's stamps with you! I hope in someway I have inspired you! Have a wonderfully creative week!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: StampTV Kit Springtime Silhouettes from Gina K Designs
Papers: notepad for the dp, Gina K cardstock
Accessories: Metal flower by Making Memories, rectangle nesties, ribbon, pop dots.
Mini Gift Bags:
Stamps: StampTV Kit Springtime Silhouettes from Gina K Designs
Papers: Retired SU! dp Bella Rose, SU! and Gina K cardstock
Accessories: Circle nesties, ribbon, scor-tape, glue dots, easy set eyelets from Gina K Designs, craft thread.
Tag
Stamps: StampTV Kit Springtime Silhouettes from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock, purchased tag
Accessories: charm and metal flowers by tim holtz idealogy line, distress inks and sponge, twine, corner photo punch, tiny attacher, masking on the bottom area.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March Release--Inspiration Blog Hop Day 3!!

Hey Ya'll!! Welcome back once again to more inspiration for you! Again today we have three stamps sets we want to show and inspire you with! And remember, all these sets are now available at Gina K Designs!! you can find them in the What's New Section !!

Up first tonight we have a new set by *Tami Mayberry called Perfect Pennants, and these coordinate with Spellbinders Nested Pennant and Nested Scallop Pennant dies too!...well, I did something a bit differnt with them! Here is my creation with this set:


I kept seeing Christmas trees! So I have a VERY early start on my Christmas cards for this year, lol!

Up next is a new set by Rupa called Cute As A Bug...this set is just adorable! There is what I have made with it for today:



Isnt that bee just the cutest?! I made her little wings out of tissue paper too and layered them, looks really good IRL! The yellow layer is cut from felt, and I also used Melanie's newest set Bring the Bling on this also, added some perfect touches I think!

And last but not least is *Nina Brackett's newest set called Lovely Labels 3 which will coordinate with Spellbinders Label dies 18, 20, and 21!! Here is my creation with this set for today:



This is a CAS creation, just did a bit of scoring to match the image and the DP I used, Love how this turned out!

Ready for more awesome inspiration? Be sure and visit my fellow DT below and leave comments on all their blogs too, cause Gina will be giving away three stamp sets again for today!!

*Gina K

*Nina Brackett

*Sharon Harnist

*Suzanne Dean

*Tami Mayberry

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Vicki Dutcher

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

*Colleen Schaan

*Deb Felts

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

*Giovana Smith

*Janice Whiting

*Jennie Harper

*Lee Murphy

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Michelle Woerner

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the awesome comments! Love reading them and I do read them all! Be sure and stop back by tomorrow also, we are going to be showcasing the new StampTV Kit for you!
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Card Details
Card #1
Stamps: Perfect Pennants by Tami Mayberry, sentiment is from the StampTV Kit Bless is the Season both from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: Ribbon, rhinestones, white chalk ink.
Card #2
Stamps: Cute as a Bug by Rupa Shevde and Bring the Bling by Melanie Muenchinger both from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K cardstock
Accessories: inverted scallop circle and circle nesties, Tim Holtz alterations scallop dies, copic markers, tissue paper, tulle, pop dots.
Card #3
Stamps: Lovely Labels 3 by Nina Brackett from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and SU! retired dp and Gina K cardstock
Accessories: pop dots, ribbon, scor-buddy.

Monday, March 21, 2011

March Release--Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2!!

Hey ya'll!! Welcome back to day two of our March release, giving you a bit of inspiration we hope! I am so loving playing with this month's stamp sets...there really is something for every taste this month! We have 3 sets today we want to inspire you with...so I will try to be a bit brief in my yakking, lol!

Up first is Melanie Muenchinger's Newest set called Bring the Bling...Oh my! Does this set ever have the possibilities!! I decided to make a new card, instead of the little snippet I gave the other day cause I was having so much playing with this set..so here is what I have for today: ( I will show that whole card later in the week though!)



Just a really quick card too! I actually even made this one with my 4 yr. old grandson running around me, lol! LOVE this set! Melanie has also posted her tip sheet on this set on her blog too!

Up next is Theresa Momber's newest set called Warm With Love...And its true to T's style, such realism!! Here is what I have done with this set for today:



I did one of my favorite things to do, color on kraft cardstock! My neighbor across the road has some of these irises this very color, and they are already blooming! This set also has a beautiful swan in it, cant wait to play with that image too....

Next up is Asela Hopkins' newest set called Make A Splash...this is a fun whimsical set! I did this card for the challenge from our release party, to use metal on our creation...the blue layer is metal that I embossed then sanded and cut out! Love the little whale sitting on top of the waves!



Boy, looks like I was in a 'krafty' cardstock kinda of mood on my creations for today, lol! But if you know anything about me, its my love of Gina K's kraft cardstock...it just goes with everything in my book!!

Ready for more awesome inspiration? Be sure and visit my fellow DT below and leave comments on all their blogs too, cause Gina will be giving away three stamp sets again for today!!

*Gina K

*Lee Murphy

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Michelle Woerner

*Nina Brackett

*Sharon Harnist

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Valerie Stangle

*Vicki Dutcher

*AJ Otto

*Asela Hopkins

*Carolina Buchting

*Deb Felts

*Emily Giovanni

*Giovana Smith

*Janice Whiting

*Jennie Harper

Thanks so much for stopping by! We will have three more sets to show you tomorrow, so please come back! Remember, this sets are available NOW for purchase!! Here is a link to them!

What's New Section at Gina K Designs!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Bring the Bling by Melanie Muenchinger and sentiment from Stenciled Silhouettes both from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: twine, brad, word window punch, copic marker R81, button.
Card #2
Stamps: Warm With Love by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: half pearls, doily, oval nesties, ribbon, pop dots.
Card #3
Stamps: Make A Splash by Asela Hopkins from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: craft metal from TenSeconds STudio, on the edge border punch by sizzix, clear charm by tim holtz idealogy , sanding block, cuttlebug folder, copic markers, pop dots.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Gina K Design March Release Inspiration Blog Hop! Day 1

Hey Ya'll! Welcome to our first day of our Inspiration Blog Hop this month! Did you make it to the Release Party last night? It was a super fast moving one with some wonderful videos by Gina, which are still up and viewable! And now we have two stamps sets we are showcasing for you today. Up first I have Celebrate In Style. This is a special set set for StampTV's 2nd anniversary! This stamp set is free with any purchase over $35 for the entire month! Here is my creation with it:



I did some paper piecing on the dress and a cut away card. The little insert on this pic is of the inside of the card. Click HERE to be taken to the What's New section at Gina K Designs to purchase!

Up next we have the One Free with Three stamp set called Stenciled Silhouettes. Here is my creation for this set:



This is stamped on some sticky back canvas. I was going for a folk art look, how it looks on old weathered wood, lol! This stamp set and all released last night are available for purchase now! Isnt that awesome!?

And did I mention there is a new cardstock color??? Wild Lilac...It's GORgeous!!!

For even more samples of these new sets, please visit each of the GKD Design Team blogs listed below and leave a comment. As always, Gina will be giving away some stamp sets!! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have of winning! Tomorrow, Gina will announce on her blog the randomly chosen winners who will each win one of these fabulous new stamp sets!

*Gina K

*Giovana Smith

*Janice Whiting

*Jennie Harper

*Lee Murphy

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Michelle Woerner

*Sharon Harnist

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Valerie Stangle

*Vicki Dutcher

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Colleen Schaan

*Deb Felts

*Emily Giovanni

Thanks so much for stopping by!! We will have more Inspiration Hops on Monday and Tuesday AND Wednesday of next week for you too! So please be sure and stop back by then too!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Celebrate in Style from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! old retired dp and SU! and Gina K cardstock
Accessories: bling by Paper Studios, label nesties, silk ribbon, fancy tag nesties, oval punches, copic markers.
Card #2
Stamps: Stenciled Silhouettes from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K cardstock
Accessories: distress inks, bakers twine from my wonderful fellow DT Lee!, distressing tool, sticky back canvas.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Gina K March Release...a bit different!

Hey ya'll! We are doing things a bit different this time with our Gina K Designs release....we are gonna have our release party first...which is TONIGHT! And all the stamps will go live tonight at 9PM CST for you to purchase...come on to the party to find out alllllll the juicy details....Here is the link:

StampTV Main Page

And just a little sneak peak of a new set for ya:



(I will have the full card for this picture on Monday!!...and details on our blog hop tomorrow!) ;)

Hope to see you there!!

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spellbinders Thank You Blog Hop

The Gina K Designs team would like to welcome to you this special Spellbinders Thank You Blog Hop!! Recently Spellbinders generously gifted each member of our Design Team with the amazing new Grand Calibur!!! What an exciting gift for sure and we are absolutely enjoying this fabulous machine!! We have made some special cards and projects to showcase the new Grand Calibur and why we are loving it so much!! Thank you so very much Spellbinders!!!

If you have arrived here from the amazing Carolyn King's Blog, then you are in the right spot!

I know I made a Recent Post about the Grand Calibur, but I just cant say it enough, I am so loving this machine! I still dont have any grand nestabilities yet, but I LOVE how you can place so many different dies on the cutting plate and it will cut them out allll at once! We were to do a Spring Theme also for our cards...and when I think of Spring I think gorgeous blue skies and all the birds coming out.... Here is my creation with it for this hop:



I placed every thing I was gonna cut out with my nesties on it at once:



Well, the green felt was actually used on another project! And did I mention how awesome this is for cutting some of the intricate details is some of the dies? With the Cuttlebug, I always had to run it through SEVERAL times...this machine does it on the first roll through, LOVE it!

Ok, you next stop is the awesomely talented

Deb Felts

Which I KNOW she has some wonderful eye candy for us! Off to see myself and thanks for joining us in this special hop!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Dream Birds from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 14, circle and scallop circle nesties, twine, butterfly charm, copic markers, sponge, copic mutli liner pen, pop dots.

Friday, March 11, 2011

A Tisket, a Tasket, just a little basket!

Hey Ya'll! I made a quick little basket, was fiddling with it and it just needed something else....and then I saw the challenge on SCS to add a decorative edge on our creation, so added my little eyelet edge on it...Perfect! Im happy with it anyways, lol! Very quick creation, although I sat and stared at it for awhile trying to figure out what else it needed, lol! Here it is:



I colored the images with copics, coloring therapy! ALWAYS good, lol! Ok, thats all for today. We have a special Gina K hop coming up Sunday so be sure and come back then! And the March release for Gina K is coming up on the 17th...a few new things! Exciting!! Cant wait to share everything with you! :D
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Basket Details:
Stamps: Basket Blessings by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K
Accessories: MFT dianamics grass, hodgepodge hardware brad (on side you cant see it though, ss!) copic markers, ribbon, spellbinders eyelets borderabilities, scor-tape

Monday, March 7, 2011

StampTV Sketch Challenge, come play with us!

Hey Ya'll!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was a tad cold here, so didnt get much done outside, but I did get to play with alot of challenges in my stamp room, yay!

This card is for this week's Sketch Challenge on StampTV.

The Sketch:


LOVE it! Here is my card:



I actually was inspired by this card by my neighbor burning this AM, LOL! I looked out and everything was in grey tones, except for a pink shaded patio umbrella in their yard! So colored my mushrooms all in grey tones and did the DP in pink. The easiest way I have found to do this sketch is to use your Scor-Pal. For example: My dark grey layer is 5 1/8 x 4 1/8. The pink DP is cut 1/4 an inch smaller than the dark grey layer. Then I laid it in my Scor-Pal and lined the corners from top to bottom and LIGHTLY scored from point to point...do this two times, then cut. Adhere the top triangle first just going around counter clockwise lining it up by eyeballing it is how I did. Hope that makes sense! if not, just email me and Ill try to expain further with pics or something!

We would love to see you play along with us in the challenge over on StampTV! You COULD win a stamp set valued at 24.95 of your choice! And if you use a Gina K stamp set, you are entered two times into the drawing, but you can use any stamp set you like! Hope to see your wonderful creations there!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Little Critters by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: old retired SU! DP and SU! and Gina K cardstock
Accessories: hodgepodge hardware from SU!, scor-pal, ribbon, pop dots, black rhinestones.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Let's Throwdown!

..a COLOR Throwdown that is! Hey Ya'll! I decided to play along in this week's Color Throwdown over on the Color Throwdown Blog ...such a gorgeous combo to me! Here are the colors we were to use:

And my card:



Very quick card and just threw stuff on it, but think it works, lol! Did a tad of distressing on it too just to add a bit of something! I like how this card turned out actually! :D

Ok, that's all for today TGIF!! I love the weekends! Although, Billy sometimes seems to want alot of attention, just like a kid, haha! Men.....*shakes head* I dont need to go there do I? LOL Have a wonderfully creative weekend!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Live Life Loud by Tami Mayberrry from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! and Gina K cardstocks
Accessories: apron lace border punch, corner photo punch, ribbon, button, silver brads, pop dots, twine.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Grand Calibur and Tuesday Trigger!

Hey Ya'll!! Boy, I didnt mean to be so long without a post...time flies when its warm Spring time outside! LOL! Ive been stamping and making a few cards, mostly for a pub call or two, so cant show those just yet...if the past is any indication...ill be showing them soon on my blog, haha!

BUT, I have been wanting to share with ya'll a wonderful gift we on the DT for Gina K Designs received awhile back from the awesome Spellbinders Company(Did you know that Gina K Designs is a Preferred Company with Spellbinders too!?!!)...The Grand Calibur have you used this yet?


Ohhhh my! Let me tell ya...when I first saw it...I'm thinking I didnt need this because I dont do scrapbook pages at all....I was wrong!! I havent purchased any of the Grand Nestabilities YET, but this is what I love about this machine....you can do MANY cuts and embossing at the same time...wooohoo!!



And another thing....I usually use the Cuttlebug, but just look at the deep embossing you get using the GC! It is such a deep wonderful impression, you do NOT get that with the Cuttlebug! LOVe it!!



Needless to say, I am so thrilled to have received this wonderful machine. I cannot wait to get some of the Grand Calibur Nestabilites too for making some wonderful shaped cards! Thank you sooo much Spellbinders! YOU ROCK!

And here is the completed card:



A little Shabby Chic for ya which was inspired by this week's Tuesday Trigger over on The Moxie Fab World:



That's all for today! Thanks so much for being patient with me and my bad blogging self, lol! I am determined to do better though...that's REALLY bad going 2 weeks, lol! I blame the wonderful spring weather we have been having! :D
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Card Details:
Stamps: Framed Greetings from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories; prisma pencils, nestabilities labels sixteen, paper doily, half pearls and swirled ones also, distress tool and paint, silk ribbon. pop dots.

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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.