Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Gina K. Designs and InkOn3 Collaboration Blog Hop!

Howdy Y'all!!

Welcome to a little blog hop that we have come together to bring you with the two companies above!  I love doing these collab blog hops because most of the time I get to try out some new products and get to know  a new company!  And for this blog hop, both companies will be giving away a gift certificate for $50!  One winner from each company, so two winners!  How fun is that!?  Ok, first, you should have came from the awesome Ricky's Blog:

Bromero Cards/Ricky Burton-Romero's Blog! 

Next, on with the show, or uh, MY cards!  :D

WELLLL, let me just say, I was in a collage style mood, as you will see, lol!  For this card I used the Stamp set and matching dies, Bad and Boujee Stamp set along with the coordinating die set, Bad and Boujee coordinating dies.



Here is my first card:

I also used the Liquid Pixie Dust, LOVE this stuff!  And something to remember, just a little dab will do ya!  lol!  I colored the flowers and perfume with watercolors then added the pixie dust, it soooo sparkweeeee!!!  I also used a Gina K. Design stencil before layering the perfume and flower and its called Art Deco Stencil.  Next card:


See what I mean about collage style?  LOL!  For this card I combined the Ink on 3 Bad and Boujee stamp set and Gina K. Designs Vibrant Blooms stamp set and Vibrant Blooms Coordinating Die set. I've used distress oxide inks for the coloring and the flowers were also heat embossed with Gina K.'d copper embossing powders.  The diamonds are heat embossed with silver and also colored with sparkly liquid pixie dust( did I mention I love this stuff?  LOL)  AND THEN, i decided to do a set of thank you cards, collage style, they vary just a bit, but basically are the same:


Again, I've used the same combining of stamp sets, but a different stencil this time, its called Thick Brush Stencil.  I stamped the flowers in Gina K. inks and then splattered as I did the brown flowers above, but only used black paint instead of black and white.  I heat embossed the diamond and perfume bottle also.  Then doodled some lines on them also.  I'll have the cards individually below also.  Needless to say, I had so much fun with Ink on 3's goodies and combining with Gina K.'s stuffs! 

Your next hop will be my fellow DT from Gina K. Designs and most awesome saucey gal:

Mindy Eggen's Blog!!

I hope you have enjoyed our blog hop!  Dont forget to leave those comments for your chances to win the prizes!  Plus, we love reading them!!  Thanks soooo much!  See ya soon!

~just cat

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Gina K. Designs June 2019 Release Inspiration Blog Hop, day two!

Hey Y'all!

Welcome to day two of this  month's blog hops!  I hope you are enjoying all of the eye candy from my fellow DT, and that we have in some way inspired you to touch that creative soul that lives inside of us all!  Yes, I truly believe that!  AND as usual, dont forget to leave your comments along the way! Gina is giving away two $50 gift certificates, one for each day! Be sure to leave comments on all the blogs because it increases your chances of winning!  :D   The winners will be announced on Gina's Blog on June 14th!

Up first today we have a new set by Hannah Schroepfer  called Whimsical Wildflower Frame

  Here is what I created for today to show you:
This set is fun to color!  And even if you dont like coloring, its a gorgeous set and to me looks so festive as a birthday card!  (and I dont know what is going on with this card looking blurry!  Ive tried retaking and uploading...ug! I apologize!)  I watercolored this card and little thing I do, since we have the M.I.S.T.I.  now.  I leave it in place and after watercoloring i restamp it.  makes the black pop more, if you are want the lines to show.  I know the thing now is no line watercoloring, which is awesome too!  :D  I also add some sparkle with the rhinestones and then used 2 of the Fancy Border Dies...oh im loving those too!  can ya tell (ex.  yesterday's post with the card kit, lol)
Ok, next up, the awesome Ocean Minded Card Kit!
if you only buy ONE thing, I'd get this!  This kit will keep you busy and creative for long time!  Here is what I have to show you that Ive done using the kit:
I had already showed my two ocean 'scene' cards I made over on our group at facebook, so thought I'd show these today (below I will post those too!)  You are My Sunshine!  A song I sang many of time to my daughter, until I heard all the words to it and its SAD!  LOL!  But still like the saying!  I watercolored the blue sky, and to make some quick easy clouds I took a paper towel and dabbed it around to make them.  I also used the sunshine stencil on the card base, see it peeking?  LOL!  I layered the sun shine die in yellow and black to make it pop a bit more.  And then layed the stencil to barely add some 'sun rays'.  all done!    and then this card:

No ocean or sunshine...just the hearts stamped and heat embossed on vellum and then I colored the back with a sparkly marker by Spectrum Noir.  I actually like how it kinda crinkled the vellum!  :D  super easy card and Billy loved it.  This was his favorite, probably because I made it for him, ha!

Ok, ready for more awesome eye candy?

You should have hopped from the awesome 

And your next stop will be the oh so awesome 

If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to start from 
Gina K.'s Blog!!

Thanks so much for hopping with us for this release!  Go forth and be creative!  

ALL products are available for purchase NOW though!  Here is my affiliate link to all of the 'What's New Goodies!'

ALL the Good Stuff Right here in one SPOT!



Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
cat

More pictures of cards I made!
 The fun new stencils:



Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Gina K. Designs June 2019 Release Inspiration Blog Hop, day one!





Hey Y'all!!  Good to see ya!
Welcome to our June  release!  We have some awesome sets and gorgeous fun stencils and even a new kit to share with you over the next two days!  I'm excited to share them with you!   And as always, we are giving away two $50 gift certificates,one for each day, so be sure leave comments on all the blogs because it increases your chances of winning!  :D   The winners will be announced on Gina's Blog on June 14th!

Ok, up first today we have a new set by Alicia Kruspkaya called, Timeless Beauty
Here is what I have to show you today:
I made what I call a peek a boo card with a matching envelope.   I cut an opening with the new Cut Align and if lifted you see this:

I kept that gorgeous lady simple, did some paper piecing and then just didnt color.  I believe it looks great like this!  (plus I can color people worth a flip, lol!)  Here is a card I showed over on our FaceBook group last night too:
I combined the heart from the new kit, (Ocean Minded Card Kit which we will showcase tomorrow!) and used the lipstick tube to make it look like the heart and i love you were wrote with the lipstick!  I added Crystalline  to give it dimension and make it look wet and shiny!  :D  Love how this turned out!  I also used some Glitter Glitz Gel with the Thick brush stencil on Vellum to give it some sparkle too, along with some of the Glitter Glitz Gel on the edges here and there.  Fun Stuff!

Next up is a new set by Emilly Loggans called Have Faith
And I love every single sentiment so I used them all to make this little box of notecards:
I also made matching envelopes!  I bought this little notecard set at Michaels, I think they are 3 bucks.  But I love taking them and sprucing them up!  I used the new stencils and dies too on all of these!  Its a set of 7, after removing the one up there for the previous card.  Arent they cute!?  Nothing fancy, just a little pick me up to like a fellow worker that might be having a rought day, slip it onto their desk or car windshield!

And I made another to show you today:
I tell myself this little verse ALLllll the time, lol!  But I heat embossed this onto some gorgeous paper I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby, but it could easily be recreated and think I will one day, lol!

Ok, ready for more awesome eye candy? 

You should have hopped from the awesome 

And your next stop will be the oh so awesome 

If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to start from 

Thanks so very much for stopping by today!  Be sure and come on back by tomorrow, we have one more day of awesome goodies to showcase for you!!  ALL products are available for purchase NOW though!  Here is my affiliate link to all of the 'What's New Goodies!'


byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
cat

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Stamping Friends Trifecta Blog Hop

Hey Y'all!!  Glad you stopped by today!  It's a special hop today!!

It's a Trifecta!  Three stamping companies have come together to bring you this awesome blog hop! Gina K. DesignsMy Sweet Petunia, (where the M.I.S.T.I. and the new Cut Align comes from!) and Picket Fence Studios (where the New Life Changing Brushes are from!  And the awesome stencils I have used!) I am so thrilled to be a part of it too!  Not only do we have some wonderful new products to share with you, there will also be THREE $50 gift certificates given away which will be randomly drawn from all of the comments on the blogs.  Winners of these gift cards/certificates will be announced on the company blogs no later than June (wha...???  June already?) 7th!  Ok, let me get to showcasing some of these goodies!  :D

Up first I have this card I made using Picket Fence Studios' Floral Damask Stencil and I have also used those awesome Life Changing Blender Brushes...omg I love these brushes!



I had alot of fun with this card, doing the stencil and  blending, as you can see, lots of grays!  I used all gray tone ink from Gina K. Designs and the Elegant Asters Stamp Set from Gina K. Designs (used to be a kit but its now available seperate!) I used the butterfly and stamped it with Stayz On ink onto some Cricut glitter papers then heat embossed it.  The 'hello die cut is cut several times and glued to where it looks like a shadow, hopefully, lol.  I also used some of the cricut glitter paper on a layer of the hello also.  And I used the new Cut Align from My Sweet Petunia and the M.I.S.T.I. too of course! I used the Cut Aligns to do the diagonal cuts on the edges.  These Cut Aligns are so awesome...I used the wrong stamp set and cant really show yet a card I made that I really like!  AND, I will show at a later date some leather goodies I made, ring, earrings and bracelets, using the Cut Align!  :D  BUT,   I think this card would brighten somebodies day! IT'S sure bright, lol!

Ok, next creation I did,  I used the Life Changing Brushes again along with the Stencil Peacock Tail. Just a bit of info about these LCBB, and this is straight from Nicole  :
  • LCBB are made of thousands of plastic hairs that meant to pick up but NOT absorb ink. 
  • You can blend softly by holding onto the handle, blend medium by holding the head of the brush, or complete coverage by flattening the bristles.  (this really does work this way!)
  • Can be used with any water-based ink that doesn’t cause the brush to become stiff. 
  • Don’t use with acrylic paint or Glitz Gel because of glitter. 
  • Wash with either brush cleaner or mild soap and water
  • You don’t have to clean. Excess ink will wipe off onto scratch paper 
  • You can clean with a baby wipe too Or GKD Tidy Towel that I like to use!
Here's the card:


Again, I used the Elegant Asters Stamp set and Gina K. Designs Inks to create this card.   I was making this card and hubby even noticed this one.  He said its a really pretty card and thats a big compliment from him, lol. The brushes make it so fun using the stencil!  This is a big card and I will have to make a custom envelope, and it will take a bit more to mail.  I dont mind, every once in awhile someone you love deserves a really special card that costs a bit more to mail, lol!

Ok, ready from some blowyoursocksoff eye candy?  I cant wait to hop myself!  haha!  Below is a full list of participants also, but you should have come from  Jeanne Streiff's Blog and your next stop will be  Lydia Fiedler's Blog
Full list of those participating in this hop:


Gina Krupsky
My Sweet Petunia
Picket Fence Studios

Thanks ssoooo very much to all of you that stopped by and dont forget to leave those comments!  Besides it making  a card makers day, you COULD win one of the prizes!

Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
justcat

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Gina K. Designs April 2019 Release Inspiration Blog Hop - Day 2!

Hey Y'all!

Welcome welcome to day to of our inspiration blog hops!  I sure hope you are enjoying all of the awesome eye candy and that you are loving this release as much as us!  Today we have lots more to share, even a brand new kit!  And I so love how the packaging is on those kits, so pretty you ABOUT not want to open it... just a fleeting thought is all..haha!  And as always, be sure to leave your comments on all the blogs for you chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the store!  Gina will announce the winner on her blog Friday!  Ok, on with the show!

Up first today is the new kit by Gina K.   this kit Elegant Asters....omg you gonna LOVE it!



You get ALL of that that you see up there!  Cardstock, 2 stamp sets and then the dies!  Here is what I have done with this set:
This is a quick card for me, lol.  I used the Wreath Builder also with the set. Those little leaves fit perfectly!  I stamped onto brown recycled paper in black then heat embossed the sentiment in white.  I made this card in 20 minutes!  I knowwww!  I almost fainted myself, haha!  Here is another one:

This card took a bit longer,   lol.  I used distress crayons to create the background.  i was really going for what I ended up with, but made it work.  The flowers, sentiment and the edges of the torn vellum are heat embossed in silver.  I really like the silver embossing on the edges of the vellum like that, looks better IRL as always!  

New up is Lisa Hetrick's new set, Hugs and Wildflowers...another awesome set from Lisa!  

And matching dies!!

 here is one I  have made with this set:
For this card I also used the background stamp called Gauze.  Its very subtle so kinda hard to see also.  I then made a frame around the card base using a stamp from the set.  Stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it in black.  Did some distressing and punched some holes and tied a bow and tada!  all done! Thought process on this card took lots longer than to make!  And one more card with this set to share with you:

just a quick card made with the distress crayons again since I had them out.  I used them like water colors.  This card is a Billy Favorite!  :D  Ok, one last one from this set, lol.  I made a sunset, or tried!
Its my favorite time of the day!  I could watch sunsets forever!  The colors God produces...the TRUE artist!  And my feeble attempt of capturing that ...looking through a field of wild flowers!  :D
 Next up:
we also released several  little mini stamp  sets!  Here is one called Spring Joy

 and we got matching dies!
Here is what I did with this set:
Jelly bean peeps, haha!  I used the distress crayons again on these and used our new 'Smile' die too!  Arent they cute!?  And we also released other mini stamp sets with will have a matching die.  Below are the ones we released:
And a stand alone die, 

Whew!!  How awesome of a release is THIS!!? 

Ok, ready for some eye candy from my fellow DT?  Just follow the links below!  






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