Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Gina K. Designs February 2020 Release Inspiration Blog Hop, Day 2!!

Hey Y'all!
Welcome to day two of this months release, glad to see you!  Did you enjoy yesterday's awesome creations from everybody?  I know I did!  I so admire my fellow DT, they ROCK!  Well, today we have 3 stamp sets to showcase.  And as always, be sure to leave a comment on you hop along for you chance to win one of two of the $50 gift certificates being giving away, one from each day of comments!  AND we will be having an Instagram Hop also, it will be on March 11th, NEXT Wednesday.  Ok, here we goooo! 

Up first today is Emily Loggan's new set, Just Because:
Here is what I have for today:
For this card, I stamped the "Bless Your Heart" sentiment and heart embossed it,  Like, I'm from TEXAS, how could I NOT use that sentiment?!  haha!  I common saying around here in my parts!  I also used the Heartfelt Stencil, (which right now is only available in the A Big Hello Card Kit, but will be available alone after the new kit comes out probably later this month) and various colors of GKD inks in red and pink and whites with the blender brushes to created the background.  Then cut out and popped up my sentiment and attached the little leaves and heart and ties some twine, all done!  :D 

Next up is Hannah Drapinski's new set called, Kindness Wreath:
Here is my card for today with this set:
This basically is a crayon resist card.  I stamped the image and the sentiment (which is from Emily's set, Just Because) and then colored with a white crayon, then used distress inks in vintage photo and black soot., buffed it off.  Well, i then decided it needed somethine more, so did the white dots with a gel pen.  THEN, wanted something else, so added some sparkle by using the glitz gel and a paint brush.  lol!  Here is a close up of the sparkle:
not a very good pic, but it kinda gives you the idea better, that it sparkles!!  My sister swiped this card  already to give to a coworker going through a hard time after loosing a beloved pet.  :(  Im glad that my creations can maybe convey to a friend how they are thinking of them and care deeply that they are hurting. kwim?

Ok, now last but FAR from least is Lisa Hetrick's newest set called, Woodland Whimsy:
And here is my card:
I made a CAS card for this one, did some quick watercoloring on the flowers on water color paper, love the texture it gives our cards.  Then layered onto GKD kraft cardstock and rolled the edge.  I left a sentiment off because wasnt quite sure how I wanted to use it yet.  Im making an effort to USE more of my cards I make this year, sending them out! I have done better, but not as good as I need to, lol! 

Ok, that's all from me for today!  your next stop on the blog hop is the oh so talented

Donna Idlet!!

I hope you have found a bit of inspiration from me this time around, and all other times too!  I love reading your comments, they mean so very much to me!  THAT inspires ME! 
~justcat

Monday, March 2, 2020

Gina K. Designs February 2020 Release Inspiration Blog Hop, Day 1! Happy Leap Year!

Hey Y'all!! Good to see ya!

Welcome to our hop for this February Release!  So glad you have stopped by!  Once again, our awesome Illustrators have created some wonderful stamp sets sure to inspire EVERYbody!  Sit back and enjoy allll the eye candy on this blog hop for sure!  Be sure to leave your comments along the way too, on all the blogs, for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Gina K. Designs!  One for each day, total of two for these bloghops!  woohoo!!  Ok!  Ready?

Up first today we have Melanie Muenchinger's newest set, Stately Flowers 13! THE final set of the Stately Flowers series!  a MUST have! 
And here is my card for today with this set:
I used the Cherokee Rose image and first stamped it onto a tag i cut out with versamark ink and then clear embossing powder.  I then spritz some distress oxide ink sprays in various colors , buffed it off the embossed flowers to make them stand out.  I then simply stamped same image with matching inks to the cardstock colors I used and fussy cut those to add in the corner there.  I also used the Diagonal Stripes background stamp on the piece behind the tag, but you can hardly set it, lol.  I then just added some swirly leavey things and tulle and doodled a bit, all done!  I had fun making this card!  :D 

Up next is Beth Silaika's newest set called, Simply Circular!
Here is my card for today with this set:
I used several of the circles (most of them, lol!)  and then die cut and stacked them like this, different heights.  I also used that Diagonal Stripes background stamp on this too and the sentiment is from Lisa's new set, which we will showcase tomorrow for you!  Oh the possibilities with Beth's set though!  I expect to see some awesome backgrounds created with this set too!  :D

Ok, up next along this hop will be the oh so awesome Donna Idlet!!  I cant wait to see what all of my fellow DT have come up with! 

Be sure to come on back by tomorrow too, we will be showcasing three more sets!!  And thanks so very much for your comments!  I so get inspired by them!  :D:D
~justcat

Here are two more cards I showed over on FaceBook to our fan page in case you missed these!


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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

Hey Y'all!  Welcome to my little spot on the web!




Welcome or welcome back!  Either way, glad you are here!  Today is the last day for our blog hops and I hope you have been enjoying as much as we have been!  We will be showcasing the brand spanking new card kit today for you!  And as always, be sure to leave your comments along the hop for you chance to win one of those $50 gift certificates from Gina K. Designs! 

You should have came from the oh so talented Beth's Blog!

And if you get lot along the way, you can click back to Gina's Blog to find your way!

Ok, now Let's get to the good stuffs!  lol!

Our brand new card kit,  A Big Hello

LOOK at all of the goodies that come in this!  OH MY!!  Here is what I have done for today with this kit:



I used the mint potted plant for this one and watercolored it.  I added the little label by attaching to a toothpick and positioning it in the pot with a little hole i made to look like its sitting in the little pot.  :D  I also used the images in the triple stamping design I made for the layout.  That sentiment, LOVE it!  Here is another:

For this card, i colored the florals with watercolor brushes direct onto the stamp and then 'huffed' on them before stamping .  I cut the top edge out around the flowers and popped the layer up.  Love the look that gives this card!   And then I have one more:


I made a layered valentine card and I used some foiling from Therm O Web in the Gina K. line!  How cut is this?!  Love the colors too in this kit!

Ok, next on your route is the most awesomely talented Donna Idlet!!

And you can find all of these goodies by clicking the shopping link below.  It is my affiliate link, and it will cost nothing if you use it! :D  Thanks so very much for all of the wonderful comments, I so appreciate them!  And its what truly inspires ME! 

see ya soon!!
~justcat




Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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

Hey Y'all!!  Welcome!


Welcome to day 2 of this release's blog hops!  Hope you are enjoying!  What's funny, is us on the Design Team, well, we rarely share our creations with each other before hand, so its as much fun to ME to hop and be inspired by my fellow DT as it is YOU!  LOL!  And as always, dont forget to leave  comments along the hop for your chance to win one of those $50 GCs!

You should have came from the oh so talented Arjits Singh's Blog!

If you get lost along the way you can always go back to Gina's Blog for the complete list!

Ok, we are showcasing three stamp sets today so lets get to it right!?

Up first is Emily's newest set called Be The Rainbow:


Here is what I have done for today:
I LOVE this sentiment so wanted the main focus on it.  I tried to create a  look, as if looking up at the stars!  I dont know about most, but I know I can look up and see all of the beautiful stars and feel so small but also  feel comfort, such as this hopefully will give someone!  :D  This was created with watercolors and some shimmer pens then splattered some white paint on it.  I sure sparkles IRL!

Here is another card I made using this set that I showed the day after the release party:

I created a mask using the cloud stamp and then sponged like a mad women to create my cloudy sky!  ha!  The rainbow was stamped using GKD Barely There ink so I could color over it to make it rainbow colors like it is..then I cut little slits to inset the edges of the rainbow to make it look like its coming out of the clouds.


Up next we have Hannah's newest set, Massive Peony and die:
Here is what I have for you today:
For this card, I stamped onto brown paper and then used prisma pencils, a charcoal pencil and white gel pen, basically just playing!  I dont really have a technique for doing!  lol.   I like how it turned out so turned it into a card.  :D

Up last, but far from least is Lisa's new set,  You Anchor Me and die:
Here is my card for today:
For my card, I stamped the anchor image in versamark and heat embossed with clear.  I then did various stamping with the florals and sprigs around the anchor.  I rounded the corners of the top part of the base just to give it more interest....tied a knot with some cording and all done!  I think this makes a good masculine card!  OK, thats all  for today!  Be sure and come on back by tomorrow, dont forget!  It seems like folks do! haha!  But I so appreciate your comments and read every single one!

Your  next stop on the hop is the awesomely talented Donna Idlet's Blog!

You can purchase all products through my affiliate link below if you choose,  its not cost to you and is very much appreciated if you do!  :D

SHOP HERE at Gina K. Designs!

see ya tomorrow!
~justcat

Monday, January 27, 2020

Gina K. Designs January 2020 Release Inspiration Blog Hop! Happy New Year!

Hey Y'all!  Its a new year!  :D  Welcome to my little part of the web!

Welcome to our first day of the new January Release and new year!  And its a HUGE release this time!  Have you seen?  Have you ordered?!  Well, cant wait to share my creations with these new sets with you and hopefully give you a bit of inspiration!  And as always, be sure to comment and hop along the blog hop  to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate, one for each day and we will hop for THREE days!

You should have come from the oh so talented Arjita Singh's blog!  and I'm sure you were blown away by her mad skills! 

Up first today we have Melanie's new set Embroidered Flowers and dies:
Here is a card I made, a bit different one!  Different style sorta...
This card is flat, does not open up except for the little focal image on top, like this:
Just did something a little different! It actually was going to be a ATC size little card and then i decided to just mount it on a flat base.  I like how it turned out!  :D  Here is up close and personal view:
I heat embossed the needle in silver to give a more realistic look.  Then did the shadowing on the thread piece.  I only stamped half the leaf, to seem like Im finishing embroidering the other half with the thread!  LOL! 

Ok, next up is Beth Silaika's new set Happy Hearts and dies:
And here is what I have done for today with this set:
I kept this pretty simple, used one of the circles with the little heart and the sentiments you see.  I also used the background stamp Rose Lace  .  I love this background stamp with Beth's set, reminds me of old lace and nostalgic valentines!  I heat embossed this stamp too and then used distress ink in vintage photo to age everything, even the little circle.  Used tulle as my ribbon and all done! 

Thats all I have for you today!  Your next stop on the blog hop will be the oh so ooberly talented Donna Idlet!

You can find allll of these new goodies in the What's New section linked below with my Affiliate link!  Thanks!

What's New at Gina K. Designs!

Be sure to come on back by tomorrow for another day of inspiration for you!

~justcat

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