Thursday, September 24, 2020

Gina K. Designs September 2020 Inspiration Blog Hop - Day 3!!

Hey Y'all!!


Welcome to our last day of this release's blog hop!  I hope you have been enjoying all of the inspiration and gorgeous eye candy!  and have felt inspired!  I know I have!  This is our last day of this month's blog hops, and it has the brand spanking new Card Kit, AND stamp set by Emily Loggans!  And as always, leave your comments for your chance to win one of 3 gift certificates to Gina K. Designs worth $50!!  All of these stamp sets are available NOW!  Here is a link to go shopping: (my affiliate link at no cost to you!  Thanks bunches if you use it!)



AND I know the Beautiful Bees are sold out, but Gina has said they are ordering more for that set!

Ok, lets get going!

Up first the wonderful Festive Fall Card Kit:


OMG!  This is THE biggest kit yet!  3 full size stamp sets!  You cannot bet this set anywhere out there!  Here is one of my cards from this set:


I made another slimline card using the leaves and twinchies! (2 x 2 squares)  I water colored the leaves as they were on the block then stamped them.  did some splattering  after cutting them into the squares.  I also used a stencil called, Thick Brush stencil. but it looked like leaves to me, lol!  And it was easy to line up on the long card to where you had a continuous design.  I also made the matching envelope of course!  

Next I have a card I made combining Emily Loggans' set, Hey Boo! (ha, love!)

and my card:

I made a scaredy cat!  LOL!  I wanted a spooky looking moon so created this with masking the circle part and then using watercolors.  The kitty is heat embossed too.  I wanted to attach googly eyes, but I could not find mine, lol!  But isnt her sentiments in this set perfect to go with this card kit?!  LOVE them!  

Ok, I know you want more eye candy, so your next stop will be the oh so talented 


Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us this month!  AND we will be back next month for our holiday release, cant wait for that one either!  my two favorite releases of the year back to back!  Thanks so much for the awesome comments too! They truly make my day!

~justcat

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Gina K. Designs September 2020 Release Inspiration Blog Hop - Day 2!!

Hey Y'all!!





Welcome!  Glad to see you!  :D  This is day 2 of our Gina K. Designs September Release inspiration Blog hop!  I hope you enjoyed yesterdays!  And for today too we will be showcasing 2 more new sets!  And as usual, Gina is giving away 3 $50 Gift Certificates to the store, one from each days comments!  So be sure to leaves your comment along the way!  (plus it makes us smile!  :D)

Ok, on with the show!

Up first we have our newest Illustrator, Arjita Singh, her newest set called, Timeless Poppies


This is a BIG stamp and is just oh so gorgeous!  Here is what I have done for today with this set:

I did some watercoloring again.  I stamped the image and then after watercoloring, i cut around the right edge and then attached it to the card base.  I also tied a ribbon on the card base before attaching the image panel.  I went traditional poppies...red....but thats ok, red is my favorite!  :D  

Ok, next up is Lisa Hetrick's newest set, Bloomin' Wild:

...and matching dies!

Here is my card for today:
For this card I used some chalks, then versamark ink to 'lift' the chalk.  I decided to heat emboss too.  I couldnt decide on a sentiment so just left that off the front.  LOL!  Remember eyelets?  well, yea, still got a HUGE amount so used a few to make the cord/twine frame the flower.  This looks so much better IRL...one of those that is so hard to capture how it really looks, kwim?  But, its kinda fall-ish to me, so thats fitting for now, ha!

Ok, next up on your hop will be the uberly talented....



All of these stamps are available now!  Here is my affiliate link if you would like to  shop, at no cost to you:


Thanks again for stopping by and for all of the wonderful comments!  I read each and every one and they sure make my day!  soooo, Go ahead, Make My Day!  haha!    See ya tomorrow!!



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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Gina K. Designs September 2020 Release Inspiration Blog Hop - Day 1!!

Hey Y'all!!  


Welcome to your inspiration Blog hop for September!  I LOVE love love this release, because Fall is my favorite!  :D  Can't wait to  share all of the wonderful goodies with you and inspire you!  Today we are featuring two stamp sets from our illustrators.  And as always, dont forget to leave your comment along the way for your chance to win one of the $50 gift certificates from Gina K., one from each day!  Ok, lets get to it!  

Up first is Melanie Muenchinger's new set, Beautiful Bees:

matching dies too!

Here is what I have done for today:

Where's the bee?  It flew off!  ha!  No, for this one I just used one of the gorgeous flowers in the set.  I didnt color it, but swished on some bleach onto the cardstock, then stamped it in matching ink of the cardstock, keeping it pretty simple!  Master Layouts 2 was used in this too along with the thankful word die.  Here is a bee though!  I showed this in our Facebook group last night:

I used a stencil first then I colored and fussy cut the flower and the bee.  I created the honeycomb with the stamp, and a suggestion...leave spaces between the honeycomb when stamping it out, it will look better!  I drew the black lines on mine cause you couldnt really tell sinc I stamped in the same color of ink as the cardstock I used, lol!  

Ok, up next is Hannah Drapinkski's new set, Innocent Orchid:

This flower is gorgeous!  and huge!  Here is what I have for today:



I slapped some water coloring on it after heat embossing it.  I just let the paint go whereever it wanted, lol!  I also used the Master Layout 1 die on this card.  Super easy when You do like this!  

Ok, next up on the hop will be the oh so awesome 


All of these stamps are available now!  Here is my affiliate link if you would like to  shop, at no cost to you, just lets me earn a little bit extra...so I can buy more Gina K. Stuffs too!  haha!  Truly!!  


Thanks for stopping by and for you wonderful comments! It truly makes my day!  Be sure to come on back by tomorrow too!  

~justcat

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember collaboration with Gina K. Designs 2020!!

Welcome to another wonderful year of Simon Says Stamp's STAMPtember!! Which if you didnt know is a whole month dedicated to stamping!  yay!  :D     All month there will be collaborations with several different stamp companies and today is the day for Gina K. Designs!  




And I want say, if you want this set, get it NOW!  Cause when its gone, its gone!  And from past experience, its VERY popular!  :D

This year's set is called Snowflake Cascade:




Just look at all of them gorgeous snowflakes!  AND matching dies!!  


Now here are a couple of cards I made with this set I wanted to share with you:



and one up close of this:


I heat embossed the snowflakes in clear, and then used watercolor to create the background.  After that I put some sparkle on it with some Spectrum Noir Glitter Sparkle Pen in clear.  I also added the pretty little sparkly Angel Aura Rhinestones  I also used the Master Layout dies 1 and a bit of tulle for me bow and all done!  

one more card:

For this card I did the same thing with the heat embossing in clear but this time I used Gina K. inks and used about every shade of blue we have except navy for the ink blending!   On this card I also used the Master Layouts 2 dies on this card.

How fun is this  set?  Can you imagine the beautiful holiday cards you can create with this?  AND its the best time to start now!  :D  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I have inspired you in some way to  go and play with your stamps...and maybe purchase this set to add to your collection!  

#stamptember #ginakdesigns #simonsaysstamp 
~justcat


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Gina K. Designs June 2020 Release Inspiration Blog Hop -- Day 3!!

Hey Y'all!  Glad you stopped by!

Welcome to day three of this month's release!  So glad you made it here and hope you have been enjoying the inspiration and eye candy!  Today we have the brand spanking new StampTV Kit called, Nature's Touch.  These kits are such a bargain and right now, it is sold out, but for the first time, with everything being kinda crazy right now, for the first time Gina has reordered a BUNCH and will be selling these as a KIT again!  YAY!!  Time frame of arrival she said is 2-3 weeks and just hit the notify me button on the page of the kit (where you would normally 'add to cart') and you will receive and email when they go back into stock. Awesome huh?!  But I sure hope you will still enjoy our hop today and dont forget to leave a comment on  all the blogs for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate! 

You should have started your hop on  Gina's Blog!

Ok, lets go!

First, just look at all this awesomeness!


Three stamp sets?  a Stencil?  Dies?  Paper?  YES!!!  Here is one of my cards for today:

I stamped the focal image with distress inks and lightly spritz it with water to make it 'bleed'.  then after drying it I used the Square Mandala stencil and inked around the image.  I stamped the sentiment, messed it up, so had to cover it with the 'so much' that I stamped on a strip of paper and popped it up slightly.  It was a bit trickly getting the 'y' stamped on the strip too, but i did it, lol!  sometimes booboos add to it in a GOOD way, ha!  

And here is another one:
For this card I Heat embossed the hands with clear embossing powder after stamping in black.  I used the new Master Layout dies on this card, for the designer paper too which that is from the Bold and Blooming designer Paper pack. It went perfect with the heart hands to me!  This goes to B on Father's Day this sunday!  Inside I wrote all the mushy stuff about him being our one and only's Dad!  :D  

And ONE more I wanted to share:


For this card, well, let me show you the booboo I did on THIS one, haha!


Can you see what I did?  After using the stencil and white ink, then stamping the flower image, All i really had left to do is stamp the sentiments.....wellllll, got that one upside down there didnt i?  haha!  Soooo, decided to stamp the 'happy' and cut it out with the new oval dies in the Master Layout die set (which are also backordered and same time frame to be here!) Sooo THEN had to stamp the flower and pop it up over the oval part because it looked funny with part of the flower under it.!  So, dont give up on the booboos!  you see what a time I had!!  And I think they turned out pretty good, lol!  

Ok, that's all from me this time!  Next up on your hop is the ohsoawesome.............


Also, thanks again for the sweet comments and love yall left!  It truly makes my day and makes it fun!  

~justcat
Here is a card I showed on our FaceBook page too!

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