Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Gina K. Designs July 2018 Release, Part 1, Day 2!!!

Hey Y'all!! Welcome back!

So glad you stopped by today!  Today is day 2 of our part 1 release for this month and we have a couple more sets to showcase for you today!  And as usual, be sure and leave comments on all of the blogs for you chance to win a $50 gift certificate!  We will be pulling one from all of the comments for each day, total of TWO winners!  The winner will be announced in the Big News Forum on StampTV a few days after the hop!

Ok, so today, first up is Theresa Momber's newest set, Tropical Tidings...here is my card for today:

I created the background using a baby wipe and various inks and then the moth/butterfly was stamped onto vellum and heat embossed in white.  I colored on the back of it to give it that stained glass look.  lots of laying going on with this card, the sentiment and the frame are layered several times!  This set is super fun!  Here are a couple of cards I showed at the release party too:

Getting my anger issues out by tearing paper, haha!  Just kidding!  I rarely get angry!

And a PINK pinkpink card!  I mean, how can you NOT do a pink flamingo when you have a flamingo in the set!?  This is some sparkle on this, just cant see it of course!(we all know how hard that is to get to show!  LOL)

Up next, sharing a card I made with the new incentive, Inspiring Poppies.

I created the background with water colors and then also watercolored the poppies, adding some touches with pencils too.  I was making another card to show with this set, but ShadyCat decided the halfway finished card was thirsty and knocked my water over on it...:(  there was no salvaging!  BUT, I should know better!  WHY i sat my water by my work...who knows!  lol!  

ok, so ready for more awesome eye candy??  Here ya go!  

Thanks again for hopping along with us today!  We hope you have enjoyed and will leave comments along the way...besides us loving to hear from you, its your chance to win an awesome prize!  YOUR comments are my prizes!  Thanks so much for those!  OH!  And we will be back again this month for Part 2 of our Hot Summer Release!  The Part 2 release will be released on the 19th, with hops to follow On Monday, July 23rd and Tuesday, July 24th!!  Soooo excited about these sets too!

Now, go forth and create!!


Monday, July 9, 2018

Gina K. Designs July 2018 Release, Part 1, Day 1!!!

Hey Y'all!!

So glad you are taking the time to stop by today!  We have some awesome stamp sets for this month to share with you and hopefully inspire you a bit!  We will showcase 2 sets today and 2 sets tomorrow and probably the new  incentive stamp set thrown in there too here and there.  Be sure to comment on all the blogs for your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate!  We will draw one winner from each day, so two winners!  The winner will be announced in the Big News Forum on StampTV a few days after the hop!

Ok, up first today is Beth's newest set, Unicorn Wishes! Here is what I have done for today:

I created the background for my little unicorn by using Spectrum Noir sparkle markers and Distress Spray.  I was trying for a galaxy look and the sentiment to look like a moon and my unicorn jumping up to the stars!  My grandson informed me that a unicorn doesnt have wings so it cant fly, but I said, oh, but she does have wings!  you just cant see them, hahaha!  He just shook his head at me, lol!

Up next I have Melanie's newest set, This Girl Is 

For this card, I took different inks and all of the larger sentiments and stamped them this and that way.  I also used the flower stamp from the Sunshine and Love StampTV kit.  This card could be used for all kinds of things right?  I LOVE that, one set, so many uses!! (birthday, get well, just because...etc. etc)  All Gina K. inks were used on this one.  Here is another card I made with this set that I showed at the release party some might have missed:

The girl stamp has her eyes closed, as in prayer, but I wanted them open for my card, lol.  It was/is super easy to do.  I touched with a white corrector pen, then when that dried I did a blue dot with a sharpie marker.  I think it worked out pretty good!  I have that song in my head now...how about you?  (This girl is on FIRE!!)

Ok, ready for more eye candy?  My fellow DT will definitely have some for you on their blog!  Here are the links:

Ok, thats all from me for today! Dont forget to leave those comments as you hop AND to come back tomorrow for more eye candy!!

~just Cat

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Gina K. Designs and Therm O Web Foil-Mates™ Summer Release!

Hey Y'all!  Welcome to a super fun and SHINY blog hop, featuring Therm O Web and Gina K. newest Foil-Mates™!!

Just look at all of these wonderful images just waiting to be made all sparkly and shiny!  These were so much fun to work with, and i'm sure not the last time ill be using!  AND for this hop, we will have THREE winners of $50 gift certificates!  The winners will be pulled from the blogs and Gina will announce the winners on her blog Thursday!  SO be sure and comment on all of them!

My first card up today is my favorite that I made, and it used some older Therm O Web goodies too.  I used the new Birthday Bash Foil-Mates:

 I used the Clear Toner Sheets, Pinstripes.  I used brilliant blue and Jelly Bean Green Fancy Foils and cut a window to place the clear sheets at...  the happy birthday to you is cut out with the Fancy Label Die set from Gina K.  You get just a little peek on the inside and here is the inside:

The stars kinda move when you open it.  The stars are a punch I had. 

Next I used the Birthday Bash again...(I got 4 family birthdays coming in July!)  this one is all gorgeous in Silver! 

This is front view, and here it is showing its gorgeous sparkle!

And last but not least is one I made using the Better With You set...I LOVE this set..the font and the sentiments!

This card has the Bubblegum pink Fancy Foil on the sentiment.  The clouds are an embossing folder and I inked it up with Gina K. Slate ink then embossed.  I had to distress the edges a bit...just looked like it fit it, lol! 

ok, ready for more eye candy? 

You should have hopped from  The oh so awesome Beth's Blog  

 Your next stop will be  The ubberly Talented Donna's Blog

Here is the full list of all of the Designers for today:

Ok, thats all from me for today!  Hope you have enjoyed our little hop and now, go forth and make things shiny!!  :D


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Gina K. Designs May Release Inspiration Blog Hop - Day 3!!

Hey Y'all!  Glad you stopped by on our last day of this release hop!

Welcome to our last day for this release of inspiration blog hops!  I hope you have enjoyed and that you might feel a tad inspired!  :D  And again, Be sure to leave comments on all the blogs because we will be drawing for 3 $25 gift certificates, one for each day!  More comments you leave the better your chances of winning!  And you can check back in the Big News Forum on StamptV to see if you won or not on Friday!

Up today is the brand spanking new StampTV kit!!

I  soooo love these kits!!  They are always packed full of images for every taste...to color, or solids to use all kinda of techniques on!  I have several to show you for today! 

 For this card I used Yupo paper on it.  Back when I first used Yupo, I discovered by accident that if you stamped on the paper, after adding alcohol inks, it would 'lift off' the color and leave like a ghost image.  That is what I have done on this card with some of the greenery from the kit.  I cut the circle area out with a die and then layered a lighter shade of green with the sentiment heat embossed on it.  I kept it pretty simple.  I added the stick pin of hearts for a little special touch.  I combine my love of jewelry making with card making when I can, lol!  This next card used the same technique, with the yupo paper.  I then turned around and did the 2nd generation stamping in the 'ghost' area it left.  THEN cut it up in strips before gluing to the cardstock layer.

And I have one last card.  I did some hand stitching on this one...trying to use up some sequins too!  LOL!  I bought a gazillion back when they were hot so need to use them up! (or wait a few years and they will make a come back, ha!)  BUT, I wanted to show you dont have to be an expert color - er , you can just stamp the images in ink, use same colors in cardstocks and in my case, stitching to make the flowers pop out! 

Ok, ready for more eye candy?   You should have hopped from the totally rocking 

 Arjita Singh's Blog!

So your next stop will be the totally awesome 

Thanks sooo much for the wonderful comments and inspiring words that have been left!  I appreciate it so very much!  YOU truly make it fun!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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

Hey Y'all! Glad you are stopping by!

Welcome to day 2 of our inspiration blog hop for May!  I hope you did find the hop yesterday to be inspiring, along with this one and tomorrows!  Be sure to leave comments on all the blogs because we will be drawing for 3 $25 gift certificates, one for each day!  More comments you leave the better your chances of winning!  And you can check back in the Big News Forum on StamptV to see if you won or not on Friday!

Ok, for today we have two new sets from our brand spanking new Illustrator, Hannah Schroepfer


Up first today for me is those lovely llamas!  Are they not just too cute?  I dont know what brought on the llama craze but I do love them!  LOL!  At first I  was just drawing a blank of how to showcase this set and then got this idea in my head.  Lot of masking and I used my new Daniel Smith watercolors on them!  I LOVE how this card turned out!

A fellow DT, (Susie Q!!)  said the one in front looks like a church lady with her bonnet on!  haha!  And then that brought to mind the SNL skit with the church lady...ahhh well i digress....lol!

Next up is the Stuck  on You set.  I also made a scene with this set, its down below, but this one I made too that I did not show at the Release Party:

I water colored also on this card and kept it pretty CAS.  More of a card for a male to me. I also distressed the edges a bit and then rounded opposite corners.  Really quick card on this one!  Its because the scene one took a long time!  LOL!

Ok, ready for more eye candy as I call it?  Your next stop on the blog hop will be 
Soo very inspiring 

And below you can see the full list and click on those also if you want.  Enjoy!

Thanks for the wonderful comments yesterday!  Truly appreciated!  I hope you have found a wee bit of inspiration from me!  Below you will find my Affiliate link with Gina K. Designs that you can click on and use at no cost to you!  Thanks y'all!


My Desert Scene card.  All watercolored!  I loved seeing the storms in a distance like this when I briefly lived in Arizona!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Gina K. Designs May 2018 Release Inspiration Blog Hop - Day 1!

Hey Y'all!  Glad you stopped by!!

Welcome to day 1 of our May Release Inspiration hop!  And as usual, jam packed full of some awesome eye candy along the way AND prizes!  We will be giving away a $25 gift certificate, three of the, one for each day!  So be sure and comment on all the blogs to increase your chances to win!  We will be pulling the winners and announcing on Friday and you can check the Big News Forum on StamptV to see if you won or not!

You should have come from the awe inspiring  Arjita Singh's Blog!!

Ok, up first today we have two sets!  First is Melanie's new set, Women of Faith.

Here is what I have for you today:

For this card, I used some Yupo paper and inks to create the background.  I then embossed with an embossing folder and kinda sanded the writing to make it pop out more.  The flower is also colored on Yupo paper with inks.  Cut the sentiment out on an angle the distressed it a bit with some sponging.  This goes out to all of my online friends out there!  Because I do feel truly blessed!  Love this set because it has sooo many ways to say different things!  I think Melanie even has made a list of combinations of the sentiments!  Melanies sets ALWAYS are just HUGE!  (down below Ill have more cards made with this set, which includes my fav!!  ;))

Next up is Emily's new set, Anemone Wishes, with matching dies!

Here is what I have for today:

I water colored on this.  Masked off the middle area and stamped and watercolored the flowers.  I also die cut some of the greenery to add around it.  The dots are Nuvo drop.  (I'm trying to use up those darn things!!)  This set is soo fun to color and  soo many ways to do it!  And once again, I'll have more from this set down below that was shown at the release party.

Ok , your next stop on the way would be the oh so awesome Donna Idlet!

If you happen to get lost on the way you can always go to the very beginning, which is Gina's Blog

And here is the complete list of the Design Team!

Ok, that's all from me for today, except for a few more of my cards from these sets!  I hope you enjoy and are inspired!  And if so, you can click my affiliate link, no extra charge to you for using it!  Thanks ssoooo much for the support and wonderful comments you all love!  It truly makes my day!  :D

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 Women of Faith Stamp set

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Gina K. Designs 2018 New Colors Release Blog Hop!

Hey Y'all!  Glad to see ya!

Gina K. Designs

Welcome to our little hop featuring the new colors that Gina has just released!  OHhhh my are they gorgeous or what??  just look at the gorgeousness:

The name of the inks:

Tranquil Teal, Coral Reef, Lucky Clover, Plum Punch
Key Lime, Slate, Sea Glass, Tangerine Twist
Ink cubes

full size ink pads

Cardstocks AND matching envelopes!  Are you in loooove?!!  I am!  I just love new colors!  The world could use all kinds of pretty colors in it , lol! And this ink, in jet black:

It works with most of our mediums we use for coloring!  I have only used with watercolor so far and it worked fantastic!

 AND FINALLY, Sandy Beach Ink in cube and full size pads!

And before I show my examples, just wanted to tell ya to be sure and comment on each blog for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Gina K. Designs!! You can check a few days after the blog hop in the Big News Forum on StampTV to see if you won!!  

Ok here is my first card for today!  I THINK my favorite color out of the new bunch is the Plum Punch!  But that is subject to change at any given moment, ha!

I stamped that sentiment first and its from Emily's new set, Lettered and Lovely  The flowers are from Lisa's new set,  Hello Beautiful.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white..and the background for that was created by taking the stamp pad and squish it onto some paper!  :D  I didnt even color the flowers because I thought on this design this looked best!  Whatcha think?  I can take it...hahaha!
On this next card I used the mini stamp set, You Make Me SmileYou Make Me Smile
I just played around with some watercolors on this one.  ALMOST through it away Because Shady decided it tasted good on the edges!  So I tore the edge and thought , hey I can make this work, lol!  The new color I used on this one was the Coral Reef!  It.is.gorgeous.  But then, I'd say this about all of the inks and cardstocks!  But they ARE!    Ok next, I made a shaker card!

For this set I used Melanies' set, Pressed Flowers 2. 
The panel that is holding the 'shakers' is the foil-able sheets from Thermo-Web that Gina carries in her store.  I did not foil this one, i wanted those vines to be black.  The die 'you' is cut out in 3 different colors and I offset them a bit, each color, as i glued.  The flower, I stamped it with the new Tangerine Twist ink and then colored using color pencils to do the shading with.  Super easy really!

I have several more cards, but Ill not hold you up!  haha!  
You should have came from  
 And your next stop will be the 
And anytime you might get lost on the way, just hop back to Gina's blog and that will help you find your spot!  :D  

Thanks again to all of you for stopping by!  And Just want to mention...this is my 9th Year for being on the Gina K. Designs Design team and I plan on having a little party on the blog toward the end of the month...with prizes!  :D  ...stay tuned.....


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Gina K. Designs March 2018 Preview, Day 3!

Hey Y'all!  Glad to have you here!

Welcome to our final day and nothing to be sad about, lol!  Cause its RELEASE day!  yay!  At 7PM tonight all new stamps we have previewed the last few days will be available at Gina K. Designs
 And dont forget!  Leave those comments on the blogs for your chance to win that $50 gift certificate! We will be announcing the winners at the release party, but Gina posts the winner daily on her blog.

You should have arrived form the oh so awesome
Arjita Singh's blog!

Up first today is a new set illustrated by Gina called, "Your Make Me Smile"  Here is what I have for you today:

 Well, this card is another of my booboos that I turned into a card, lol!  I was watercoloring the flowers and it just not doing right!  So i scribbled on with the watercolors, thus creating this background!  I sprinkled some water to get the white spots and the images is heat embossed in white also.  Then distressed the edges a bit, tied a bow and all done!  Easy peasy mistake made pretty!  D

Next up is a new set with new illustrator for us, Emily Schroepfer, Lettered and Lovely.  And ohhh how lovely it is!  I so envy folks who can do this writing like these stamps have!  But, since I cannot, I now have this lovely stamp set!  I LOVE love it!  here is what I have done for today:

I heat embossed the writing with some turquoise embossing powders .  It's hard to tell, but its shiny and pretty IRL, it has pretty silver carstock for the topping and scalloped bottom  and for a layer.  Really makes the colors just pop together! Love this card, the colors especially!

Ok ready for more wonderul inspiring eye candy?  I know you are!  Next up on the blog hop is the ohsoawesome 
And here is the full list of all of us and if you get lost you can always go back to Gina's blog and follow that way!

Gina K - Illustrator of You Make Me Smile
Emily Schroepfer  - Illustrator of Lettered and Lovely
Arjita Singh
Cat Tidwell --you are here!
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Laura Schmidlin
Rema DeLeeuw
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore

Dont forget!  Comment, comment comment! The winner for today will be pulled to be announced at the release party!

Thanks once again my friends that live in my little puter!
~just cat

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