Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Gina K Designs - Inspiration Blog Hop - Day 3!!


Hey Y'all! Thanks for stopping by!



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 My Anchor Mini Kit.

This stamp set is so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects...especially for
the male figures in your life!  Which as stampers, we all know can be challenging, right?



And look at what all else comes in this mini kit:

Cardstock, ink pads and papers AND glue OH MY!  this is such an awesome bargain!

Ok, I got hit with some late night inspiration last night and came back and changed my blog post because I liked these cards better, LOL!  Here is my first one for you:

For this card, I have a piece of blue jeans as part of the card.  And the part that the sentiment is stamped...I took of piece of that brown wrapping paper that comes in lots of packages and stamped the anchor image all over a section of it and stamped it with versamark, then heat embossed it.  I will use it like this..cut in strips.  Im being frugal...yes?  :D   Ok , got one more card to share today with you:


I was trying to create a rocky point that the light house is sitting on...can you tell that?  LOL!  I heat embossed this in silver , the 'water' was created with colored vellum, I tore the edges to give white cap appearance, and the ray of the light was created with glitter paste...of all glitter things...I LOVE this glitter paste!  It is gorgeous and doesnt get all over the place!  (I might make Gina pass out saying I love anything glitter!  haha!)


Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

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


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.

Thanks again so much for stopping by!  I so appreciate all of your comments, means ALOT!!  :D

~cat

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Gina K Designs - Inspiration Blog Hop -- Day 2!!

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 Beth Silaika, Claire Brennan and the Botanical Blocks Incentive set. 

 Beth's set, Vicki Mermaid

Claire's Cottage Garden

and the new incentive

Botanical Blocks

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!


Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.


First up today is Beth's set, Vicki Mermaid.  How cute is that little mermaid?  here, let me show ya, lol!

Here she is!  Frolicking in the sea with her little fish friend!  I used some distress oxide inks for the 'waves and sponging for the clouds.  You can see of course, the sparkly goodness on her and the fish.  I used the Wink of Stella glitter pen in clear on them.  And another I made using the little seahorse:


I made a shaker card!  Super fun to make!  I also used some acetate...yes, I am the Queen Acetate, haha!  I do so love using it, but guess you can tell that!  :D  

Up next is Claire's new set, Cottage Garden. Here is what I did with it for today:



I masked, and sponged and colored and masked and  sponged...and ...well you get what I mean!  I had so much fun making this card!  I also added an overlay of colored vellum and cut with a circular opening.  The sides just looked like they were missing something an I didnt want to risk messing it all up by stamping something else there, so came up with this, lol!  Sharing my crazy thought process with ya! ha!  

And last but not least. the new incentive stamps Botanical Blocks.  I have not got to play with this one as much as a want yet  because I need to get something to play with it with and its in town!  LOL!  Anywayssss, here is what I have for today:

I did some watercoloring, lightly, on the background and the images are heat embossed and black glitter embossing powders...all sparkly!  :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
Cathy Tidwell

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.

Thanks for coming by today!  We have one more day to showcase a set for you and its the new StampTV mini kit, My Anchor.  Cant wait to share with you!  

--cat

Monday, April 10, 2017

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



Hey Y'all!  Glad you hopped on over to my blog!  :D



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 Stately Flowers 11

Theresa's Daisy Delight


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!

Please join us in welcoming Juliana Michaels to the Cast Crew for Gina K Designs. Juliana has been a project designer in the paper craft/scrapbook industry since 2007 and has worked for many top manufacturers in the craft world.  Her projects have been published in a variety of magazines and idea books. You will instantly fall in love with her projects!

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 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 I have Melanie's set, Stately Flowers 11...and OH my!  you are gonna love the stamp image that you can STAMP the flowers into...and MANY other ways to use that image too!  I am sure Melanie will show you too!  My card came about as really an accident!  Stamps with an open space like the stamp image in this set...when I used them I press the ink pad too hard sometimes and will get an inky spot in the middle...well, I did on this one so I went with the boo boo and just added a bigger booboo and then stamped the flower in it!  LOL!  I actually made 3 cards with this booboo!  Here is this one for today:

It leaves that line looking spot...perfect for distressed look!  And you dont have to even color the flowers!  LOL! 

Ok, next up is Theresa's set Daisy Delight...OMG, who doesnt love a daisy??  and this big one is sooo much fun to use!  And the techniques you could use on this big ole stamp are endless!  Here is mine for today:

For this card, the background was created with some watercolors and the nuvo drops added in a messy way (not perfectly cylindrical).  The daisy is embossed with gold and masked off with masking fluid before doing the background.  And here is another one...me using that acetate again, lol!


For this card, I heat embossed the daisies with white embossing powder and then sponged/rubbed on distress oxide inks.  I tore the edge and added that to a clear acetate cardstock piece.  The tricky part is to sure and use a glue that is invisible dry...so the back of the front panel wont look all yucky!  :D

Ok, that's all from me for today!  I posted the cards I showed at the release party below also for you viewing pleasure too!


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

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.

Be sure and hop on back here tomorrow for more inspiration for you!  Can't wait to share the other sets too!  We have such awesome illustrators for our stamps at Gina K Designs!!  

~cat 

Cards from the Release Party:


 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Gina K Designs March Inspiration Blog Hop, StampTV kit Bold and Blooming, Day 2!

Hey Y'all!!  Welcome!




The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new StampTV Kit! 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 second stamp set called Happy Spring. These stamps are so much fun and versatile! These are perfect for spring! We are also showcasing the incentive set available this month called Through Thick and Thin. You will be able to create amazing card projects using these beautiful stamp sets! 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 $20 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 the new Happy Spring set from the new kit.  For my first card, I used the flowers and layered them and then put those over some hand stitching I did:


I really am loving this paper pack too...with the soft pink and gray...just gorgeous together!  And my next card, I made a little sunny day scene!  Sponged the background with the distress oxide inks (did I mention I love these, lol!)  and then colored everything else with prisma premiere pencils:


 And another sponged background with those inks (sorry!  LOL)  

I used the dies to do a cut out and had it peak through there a little bit with the polka dotted designer paper in the pack in the kit.  Super easy to make and will be easy to mail!  

And last but not least is a card that uses the new incentive:

That big ole flower is so much fun to color.  I used the Kuretake water colors and then colored pencils over that after drying.  I love how the white pencil especially gives that look it does for highlights.  

And also, I'm hosting the challenge this week on StampTV, and this is the card I have for my example:


The name of the challenge is 'What's That You Say?' and for the challenge you are to use a quote, any quote, to inspire your card.  For mine, I used the quote, 'Good things come in small packages'  and made a mini card of the large one I made!  All are welcome to play along!  Here is the link to that challenge too: (you have to be a member of StampTV to post and comment! it's free to join!  Everything is  free! :D)


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


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!

All of your comments mean the world to me1  They truly inspire me!  

-cat



Monday, March 13, 2017

Gina K Designs March Inspiration Blog Hop, StampTV kit Bold and Blooming, Day 1!




The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new StampTV Kit! 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 first stamp set called Bold and Blooming. These stamps are so much fun and versatile! These are perfect for spring! You will be able to create amazing card projects using this beautiful stamp set! Have fun and be creative!

This month, please welcome Carolyn King as a special guest designer to our blog hop! You may remember that Carolyn has been a member of our team in the past so we are all very excited that she is joining us in March to showcase her talents once again! Also, please welcome our new team member Rema DeLeeuw. Rema has a fun and clean style and loves to work in watercolors and ink blending. You will instantly fall in love with her projects!



Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 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 one I have made that is bright and festive!  


 I used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to watercolor the flowers on this...so fun to color!  And then here is another card that I didnt color the flowers at all, just heat embossing on them!

I first Stamped the image with versamark and then heat embossed it with some black glitter embossing powders...its sooo sparkly IRL!  Close up:

And another with the background created with the new Distress Oxide inks too:


 I colored this one with some white gel pens and Faber Castell Big Brush Pen.  A little tip...if you have the Misti...I stamp my image using that and leave the stamp in place on it, then after finishing coloring, restamp the image so make you ink crisp and clean looking...( cause I color out of the lines so much it covers that up, lol!)  And one more:



 And on this one I used heat embossing in gold glitter and then my Kuretake watercolors on this one.  Like I said, this images are sooo fun to color in sooo many ways!



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


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 come on back by tomorrow too!  We will show case the other stamp set in the kit!

--cat


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