Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Blowing the dust off!

Hey y'all!!  Gonna get the old blog dusted off and all sparkly clean soon!  Been awhile!   

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember collaboration with Gina K. Designs 2021!!

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!

*dusting off the old blog*  coughhackcoughcough! YES Im dusting off the old blog for this one!  Totally one of my favorite collabs!  And remember, stuff sells out pretty quick lots of times on these collabs so its best to get while the getting is good!  LOL!  Here are the links to the sets below:

Stamp set

Here are a few cards I have made with this awesome snowflake set!  

I used Gina K. Designs Puffy White embossing powder and Angel Aura Rhinestones for the snowflake designs.  A super fun and easy card!  Up close:

Here is one made with just a sentiment from the set and then I used Gina K. Designs Delicate Snowflake Background Stamp and the lines are just freehand drawn with white gel pen:

This is a CAS card that packs a punch to me!! And heres another:

For this card I just used the direct to paper with the ink pads, just swished them across the cardstock then did a bit of splattering with black and white inks after stamping the snowflakes.  Super easy too!  :D  And my last card with this set for today and my favorite and B's too:

For this card I used the Bokeh effect, such a fun one!  I cut a stencil by using extra heavy weight vellum with some circle dies and I also used another background stamp from Gina K. called Snowfall  This is one of those cards that took its own direction it wanted to go!  LOL  It started out ink blending and ending up with bokeh effect!  Here is a close up so you can see the sparkly snowflake (heat embossed by mixing silver glitter and white embossing powders)

Ok, thats all I have today!  I am going to try my hardest to post on the old blog more often.  Everybody uses IG and FB now that I keep forgetting to come post here, lol!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  


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!


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 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 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 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!  


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