Monday, October 23, 2017

Gina K Designs Merry and Bright StampTV Kit Inspiration Blog Hop!





Hey Y'all!! Welcome to another of our hops for October...and its the StampTV kit, Merry and Bright.

Just LOOK at all of the goodies in this kit!  Cardstock, dies galore, stamps  Oh my!  This will keep you busy making all of those Christmas cards!  The name of the sets in the kit are Merry and Bright and Sentimental Sentiments.  Here is my first card that I wanted to share with you today:

I cut an oval in the kraft cardstock and used some of the new Gina K Designs Fancy Foils in Glittering Green in the oval..that foil is sooo gorgeous!  The pine cones and branch and the sentiments are all heat embossed.  Tied a gold cording bow and was done!

Here are a few other cards I created with this kit:

This card I used for an example card on the Oct. 10th Friday Funday Tutorial that I did.  It was how to do collage stamping!  Super fun and quick card!

This card...well, can you tell I LOVE those poinsettias?  I do, and love that they have a matching die to them!  I also used the Scripty Holidays stamp set too.

Ok, ready for some awesome eye candy?  Just click on the links below!  Also, dont forget to comment on each blogs for your chance to win an awesome $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs!
You can check back a few days after the blog hop to see who the winner is!  It will be posted in the Big News Forum on   StampTV!!






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Ok, that's all from me for today!  Just remember to check the What's New Forum on Gina K Designs for all of the new products that will be listed right there for you!  Have fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  YOU truly make it fun!  And I hope I have inspired a little something in everyone's create Soul!  :D

~cat


 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gina K Designs October 2017 Release Inspiration Blog Hop -- Day 2!!

Hey Y'all!!  Welcome back to day 2 of our October Release Inspiration Blog Hop for Gina K Designs!  Today, we have two more illustrator's stamp sets to showcase and then the new incentive!

We hope you are enjoying the hop!  And what to remind y'all once again, to be sure and comment on all our blogs, which increases your chance to win that awesome $50 gift certificate from Gina K Designs!!  You can check to see who won a few days after the blog hops by going to the Big News Forum on StampTV!  

Ok, up first today is Beth's newest set Noelle Mouse!  This is an absolutely adorable set!!

And this is what I have made with it:


I was trying to make it look a little 'house' scene.  That black spot is a mouse hole...lol!  Noelle has been up to some mischief!  She stole a candy cane and knocked over a tree!  :D  I also made this card that I showed at the release party...sorta a Rustic Christmas look:



I also used the Fabulous Label Die set and Fabulous Holiday Fillers  set of Melanies too.  


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Next is Chris' new set, Purrfect Christmas

And this is what I have made with this set:

Can you tell I love rustic looks?  LOL!  I water colored the tree and background and then added some white paste with a paintbrush.  I used some little charms from my jewelry stash too.  I also stepped away from Christmas card mode and made this fun and quick card:

If you own a cat, you can probably relate to what Im conveying here, lol!  I do love the kitty cats though!  :D

Ok, next is the new incentive set, Scripty Holidays. 



Here is what I have made for today:

 I used the yummy Distress Oxide inks on this one.  DTP technique used and then used the poinsettias from the new StampTV kit (which we will be having another blog hop on Monday the 23rd for that!)

Ok, thats all from me for today  Ready for more awesome eye candy?!!  Just follow the links below!!



Don't forget to hop on over to Gina K Design's Store
and check out the What's New Section  Where you will find all of the new Goodies!!

byeeeeeeeeeeee!!
~cat

Monday, October 16, 2017

Gina K Designs October 2017 Release Inspiration Blog Hop -- Day 1!!

Hey Y'all!!  Welcome to our Inspiration Blog Hop for our newest Gina K Designs release!  So thrilled you stopped by!  This is our holiday release and its packed full of awesomeness!  It's always my favorite release of the year!

Today we will be featuring Melanie's and Theresa's newest sets!  First up I have Melanie's, which is called Fabulous Holiday Labels.  This set can be combined with several of Melanie's sets which makes the possibilities endless!



and the Die set that matches:

My first card I showed at the release party.  I used the die set and also used Holiday Frame Fillers.  AND I had to use some of the Fancy Foil Mates Holiday collections!



and then, I used the cut out label part for this card:

I stamped some of the images on the cut out and then heat embossed in a sparkly red and white glitter, reminds me of candy canes!  :D  The little tree is actually a button/charm I had in my stash.

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Next up is Theresa's new set, Peaceful Holidays


I showed this card at the release too.


I did a bit of watercoloring on the dove and around it, quick and easy and I added some sparkle too with a clear glitter pen.  The edge with the string tied is metallic cardstock that I pulled out of my stash!  :D

And then I decided  I wanted to do a combo card of these two sets.  This is what I did for that:

I used the image with the snowflakes from melanie's set to make my 'Snow banks'  and then stamped the trees and deer from Theresa's set.  It also has snow in sparkly goodness that you cant see, just little dots I made here and there.  I added a pop of color with the red ribbon to finish it off!  :D  

Ok, that's all from me for today!  Ready for more inspiration from the rest of the team?  AND don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate!!  You can check to see who won a few days after the blog hops by going to the Big News Forum 
on StampTV!  

OK!  Just click the links below to go and be inspired!!


Gina K
Melanie Muenchinger  Illustrator of Fabulous Holiday Labels
Theresa Momber   Illustrator of Peaceful Holidays
Beth Silaika
Chris Dayton
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
 Karen Hightower
Laura Schmidlin
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore

Don't forget to hop on over to Gina K Design's Store
and check out the What's New Section  Where you will find all of the new Goodies!!

AND one last thing...come on back tomorrow for another Inspiration Blog Hop!!  

byeee!!!
~cat

Friday, September 15, 2017

Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Mini Inspiration Blog Hop - Back in Stock TODAY!

Hey Y'all!! Glad you stopped by today!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves mini kit which will be back in stock TODAY! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!
These stamp sets are so fun, versatile and you can make a variety of different cards and projects with or without dies! You will be creating with this stamp set and dies all fall long! Have fun and be creative!



Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration?Okay!!

For today, I have two cards I wanted to share with you.  First one...It using the dies in the set, no stamping!  :D



I used the thankful die and shadow die for it and the maple leaf die/  I started to stamp on it, but liked how the white looked!  The 'frame' I created using Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers on water paper.  It looks better in person, you can see all the sparkly goodness!  And next, I did do some stamping...and heat embossing, and used glossy paper, and ....ok, well, here it is!  :D
ANd even some hand stitiching!  :D  I also made this background with the Spectrum Sparkly markers.  I sat down and played the other day and this is one of the background I made while playing.  The leaves where stamped and then heat embossed in white embossing powder so they would really pop off the page.  I just LOVE this set!  Fall is my favorite time of year, and this set just makes me feel like its about here!



Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast  & Crew:


Gina K 
Beth Silaika 
 Theresa Momber


  Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out the entire stamp and die set as well as all of the new stamp sets by the illustrators from this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.


Thanks sooo much for stopping in today!  I truly love sharing my creations with you and hope to inspire a few of you along the way!  :D


~cat

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember collaboration with Gina K. Designs





Hey Y'all!!  Welcome to our little blog hop we put together to join in the excitement of Simon Says Stamp's Stamptember 2017 and Gina K Designs First time to have an exclusive stamp set with Simon Says Stamp for this celebration!  The set is called Warmer With You!
This also has a coordinating set of dies to match!  As I said, exclusive with SSS and once its gone, its gone!  So get yours fast!

Here is what I have made for today:

Isnt the little snowman I used too stinking cute?!!  I have so many ideas for this set!  For this card, I embossed the tree images in white embossing powder and then I tore white cardstock to make my snow banks.  I colored the little snowman with pencils and stuck him in behind one of the banks.  The little snowflakes are from a miniature garland that I got on clearance year after the holiday to use this year!  smart cookie arent i?  LOL!



Get Your set HERE!!

Ok, here is the rest of our GKD team with some awesome creations!



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure and get this set because you wont regret it!! Have fun!
~cat









Gina K Designs August Release Inspiration Blog Hop, Day 2!!

Hey Y'all!!





The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K. Designs!  We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!  Today we are featuring the stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan.

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!

Perfect Poinsettia by Claire



and Todd Turtle by Beth






Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration?

Up first for today I have Beth and her newest set, Todd Turtle.  (Dont you think its awesome how Beth names the sets she does after a family member!:  LOL)

 
For Todd, I created him a little home, lol!  I first created the background and did that with water color and then the sand is sandpaper.  I used a die for the seaweed and then colored the images with pencils  I also made is shell really shiny!  Here is a close up of that:

He is just too cute!  There are more images in the set, but I just feel in love with Todd!  :D
 
Ok, next up is Claire's newest set, Perfect Poinsettia.  And its a triple stamping images but I only used the outling image and the solid one:
I made the background with some Christmas themed tissue paper that I had saved from last year, glued it onto cardstock and then swiped it here and there with some metallic paste .  I made the poinsettia out of vellum...embossed it with gold then used a stylus on it to turn it white (2x) I took the solid image and embossed it with gold and then layered them all.  Then made the gold frame with a die and also the sentiment circle.  I also layered onto gold cardstock.  It sounds complicated, but its not really.  :D  
Next I wanted to show you the new incentive stamp set Nuturing Blooms
 
Here is my card:

I made it really rustic, thinking male card, which to lots of us is so hard to do, lol!  I created the middle panel by using some paper that has the consistency or a brown paper bag (the name escaped me now and im being lazy and not going to find it, LOL) The 'journey' is an embossing folder by Tim Holtz.  I tore the edges, stamped the incentives on it then used  washi tape.  I also ties some surgeon knots onto the piece of string I used.  I stamped the sentiment, cut out with a die then sponged the edges of it.  I had fun playing with this one, LOL!  And thats what is about, right?  :D

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast Crew:

Beth Silaika – Today’s featured illustrator
Claire Brennan – Today’s featured illustrator
Sheri Gilson                                            

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!

And for the awesome comments y'all leave for me!  THAT is very inspiring to me!  :D  
~cat

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Gina K Designs August Release, Day 1!!

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



The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K. Designs!  We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today we are featuring the stamp sets by Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber.
                           
 Melanie's set Fabulous Rose Frame (It has dies to match that you can purchase seperately!!)

 Theresa's set The Wetlands 2

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:

First up is Melanie's set, Fabulous Rose Frames...this set just as itself is sooo awesome!  And I love the possibilities with all the goodies in this set!  Mel, as usual, thinks her sets out, down to the tiniest of images having a special purpose!  This set does that!  AND, the dies for it can be purchased separately!  Here is my first card I wanted to show you:

For this card.....Ok, so in the past I have made flowers using tissue paper   and would kinda watercolor the edges of the flower ...I first embossed the image onto tissue paper, and you have to be very careful when doing the heat gun to it, or it will burn the paper!  (Ask me how I know this!  LOL)  Then I add the watercoloring, and I will dry as I go along.  It's such a really cool effect and feel IRL! 

   Up next I have Theresa Mombers new set, The Wetlands 2....Here is what I have done :


I just stamped the image of one tree then cut into strips and moved them uneven like that.  and then I also used that same background paper I made on this set:




For this card, I used some water color markers and went back and forth with the different colors.  I then stamped the trees, masking off the little bottom reflection part that looks like water.  I meant to give the trees a shadow on the 'ground'  but forgot to do that until just now as Im writing up this blog post, lol!   I like how this turned out too, super easy! 

Ok, ready for some  more eye candy:!  Here is the link list! 
Melanie Muenchinger - Today’s featured illustrator
Theresa Momber - Today’s featured illustrator

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!
  And hope to see you tomorrow also!!  :D 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Gina K Design and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop and Giveaway!



Hey Y'all!!  Thanks for hopping with us today!  We have a fantastic blog hop for you today featuring Gina K Design's stamp set, Boho Flowers Mini kit and My Sweet Petunia's M.I.S.T.I. tool!!  Ohhh my!  I am so thrilled to share this tool with you!!  Plus, be sure and comment on all the blogs in the hop because if you do, you will be entered into a drawing to win your choice of MISTIs, small or large, and then another winner for  the Stitched Flowers mini kit (brand new!  Being released this Thursday!) from Gina K Designs!!  Deadline for commenting is Sept. 5th and winners will be posted no later than Sept. 8th on Gina K's Blog and My Sweet Petunia's Blog.

Ok, now...the M.I.S.T.I.....this tool............



If I am ever asked the tools I would recommend to new stampers, this would be at the top of the list!  Besides being so awesome for mass producing stamps...it has been a life saver, or rather cardstock saver, lol!  to me!  I always struggled with getting things lined up...or not getting a good first stamping of an image...oh i could go on and on, but I'm sure you will so much more on this hop!  I do want to show one of my favorite things to do using the M.I.S.T.I.  I little pictorial for you:

 I lined up where I wanted my images on the cardstock and then closed the lid to attach the stamps to the MISTI and then stamped my images.


And then, I left my images on the MISTI, then flipped my cardstock so I could stamp same images, same positions, just flipped.


And for my design, I wanted to color with white pencil and this is another fantastic thing about the MISTI...how when you color your images with pencils, it will sorta 'dull' the images when stamped in black, using a white pencil...so what I do, after coloring:






Yuk, right?!  BUT, the MISTI fixes that with ease...as long as you leave the image on the MISTI, just insert your cardstock with the colored image and restamp it!

as long as you leave the image on the MISTI, just insert your cardstock with the colored image and restamp it!


See how its all fixed now?  You can see the difference in the top leaf on the left there and the bottom ones, how crisp the black is once again...LOVE that!    And then on to finish my project:

I used the flowers in the kit, butterfly and the 'you'.  The flowers were stamped on vellum and I colored them on the backside and attached with brads...yea, old school i know, haha!

Ok, ready for more awesome and I do mean AWEsome creations?

You next stop will be to the oh so talented   Ceal Pritchett


And here is the full list of the blogs for this hop:



 Thanks so much for stopping by!  I will be having brand new Gina K stuffs next week too!  Cant wait to show you that also!  Now, go get inky!!

~cat

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