Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Seasons Giving Blog Hop, Year 3!!

Hey y'all! I am so thrilled to be a part of this HUGE blog hop this year! You are in for a treat that's for sure! AND every single participant has blog candy!! woohooo!! This is just our way, us in the stamping community, to give back to all of YOU for supporting each other. By the blog visits, comments and such. I know it means the world to me to get a comment on a blog post and wish I could write to each one and tell them how much i appreciate and how much it means to me.

Stamping is my lifesave, my therapy! I use stamping to keep my hands and brain occupied! And then to be able to share it with others is so wonderful. I lost my Mom about 14 years ago and we shared in all of the crafty things. After she died, it took me awhile to pick anything crafty up again. But when I did, it was stamping and from then on, I was/am hooked! LOL! So it truly has been a blessing to me and I know my Mom smiles down on my creation (and whispers in my ear when its an ugly! ha!) I threw this together for the hop today. I went out and bought a cheap ($1) pocket planner

and then spruced it up for myself! :D I also do alot of these for friends in the month of January and they seem to love them. AND as an extra bonus, if the winner would like me to make them one with their initials, I will! :D

Here is a close up:

I used Ranger's foil tape and black acrylic paint and also some inka gold rub paste. I used some tools from Ten Seconds Studio and chipboard pieces under the foil to give it this design. This is really and quick and easy thing to make! And I so enjoy doing them too, soooo, will make more for sure! Ok,ready to get to hopping? Just one thing before you MUST make a comment on my blog to be entered into my prize drawing!! I have a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Gina K Designs for my blog candy! I will pick the winner on January 8th, and winner will be announced around 8PM that night! I will contact Gina K Designs and have them mail the certificate to you, so you will have to share your email with me! :D

Below is a the link list for this hop! I know its HUGE, dont have to do it all in one day! And it will so be worth it to hop and comment for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Ive seen some of them, and Im hoping I might get lucky too! haha!

Again, thanks soooo so much for hanging with me through this past year, and for the upcoming year I hope to see you back! :D

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Creation Details:
Stamps: Doodle Flowers from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstocks and Ranger Metal Tape sheet
Accessories: black acrylic paint, various metal working tools from Ten Seconds Studios, various chipboard pieces and letters, Spectrum Noir markers, scor-tape.

Seasons Giving Blog Hop, Year

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

The 12 Days of Christmas....Gina K Designs Style!

Hey y'all!!  I am sooooo excited to finally get to kick off our '12 days of Christmas' for you!!

We are so happy to have you play in our 12 Days of Christmas Stamp TV Event!!!! Each challenge is different and to play along you will need to enter a new card for each challenge in order to be eligible for prizes. You also will need to use Gina K. images and sentiments to be eligible, although any other products may be from any vendor. There is one prize per challenge of a Gina K. Designs stamp set of the winner's choice up to 23.95 value. The winners are chosen by the host/hostesses however they want to choose their winner. There will be a special badge made by Gina for both the STV 12 Days of Christmas event as well as a special one for those who complete all 12 challenges!! There will also be a Grand Prize of a $50 GKD gift certificate. One winner will be chosen from among those who play along with all 12 challenges!!!! You may enter the cards you use here for challenges at Stamp TV into other challenges on other stamping sites. We hope you have fun getting creative with us and sharing the festive holiday spirit!!!!

Wow, talk about awesome prizes!!

Okay, now for my challenge!  I know this time of year is crazy and hectic for most...and you can loose your marbles!!  Well, better go find them for this challenge!!  My challenge to you, is to create a background using marbles!  Here is a video that Gina has done using this techniaue:

Creating a background usig marbles

Here is my creation i did:

I think this card looks so festive using this technique!  I used Fresh Asparagus, Ocean Mist and Red Hot  ink refills from Gina K do make the backgound.  I add a bit more shimmer  with a glimmer pen. Super easy to do! I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge!!

Ok, cant wait to see what all you do with this challenge!    These challenges will run through Christmas so you wil lhave PLENTY of time to make this!!  

Give it your best shot and then show it off to us!! :D

Card Details:
Stamps:  Winter cheer from Gina K Designs 
Papers:  All from Gina K Designs
Accessories:  marbles, box, reinkers, square nesties, wish ticket booklet, numbers die

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