Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Gina K. Designs June 2020 Release Inspiration Blog Hop -- Day 3!!

Hey Y'all!  Glad you stopped by!

Welcome to day three of this month's release!  So glad you made it here and hope you have been enjoying the inspiration and eye candy!  Today we have the brand spanking new StampTV Kit called, Nature's Touch.  These kits are such a bargain and right now, it is sold out, but for the first time, with everything being kinda crazy right now, for the first time Gina has reordered a BUNCH and will be selling these as a KIT again!  YAY!!  Time frame of arrival she said is 2-3 weeks and just hit the notify me button on the page of the kit (where you would normally 'add to cart') and you will receive and email when they go back into stock. Awesome huh?!  But I sure hope you will still enjoy our hop today and dont forget to leave a comment on  all the blogs for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate! 

You should have started your hop on  Gina's Blog!

Ok, lets go!

First, just look at all this awesomeness!


Three stamp sets?  a Stencil?  Dies?  Paper?  YES!!!  Here is one of my cards for today:

I stamped the focal image with distress inks and lightly spritz it with water to make it 'bleed'.  then after drying it I used the Square Mandala stencil and inked around the image.  I stamped the sentiment, messed it up, so had to cover it with the 'so much' that I stamped on a strip of paper and popped it up slightly.  It was a bit trickly getting the 'y' stamped on the strip too, but i did it, lol!  sometimes booboos add to it in a GOOD way, ha!  

And here is another one:
For this card I Heat embossed the hands with clear embossing powder after stamping in black.  I used the new Master Layout dies on this card, for the designer paper too which that is from the Bold and Blooming designer Paper pack. It went perfect with the heart hands to me!  This goes to B on Father's Day this sunday!  Inside I wrote all the mushy stuff about him being our one and only's Dad!  :D  

And ONE more I wanted to share:


For this card, well, let me show you the booboo I did on THIS one, haha!


Can you see what I did?  After using the stencil and white ink, then stamping the flower image, All i really had left to do is stamp the sentiments.....wellllll, got that one upside down there didnt i?  haha!  Soooo, decided to stamp the 'happy' and cut it out with the new oval dies in the Master Layout die set (which are also backordered and same time frame to be here!) Sooo THEN had to stamp the flower and pop it up over the oval part because it looked funny with part of the flower under it.!  So, dont give up on the booboos!  you see what a time I had!!  And I think they turned out pretty good, lol!  

Ok, that's all from me this time!  Next up on your hop is the ohsoawesome.............


Also, thanks again for the sweet comments and love yall left!  It truly makes my day and makes it fun!  

~justcat
Here is a card I showed on our FaceBook page too!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Gina K. Designs June 2020 Release Inspiration Blog Hop -- Day 2!!

Hey Y'all!  Welcome!

Welcome to day 2 of this month's Gina K. Design's release!  Glad you stopped by today!  We have a total of FOUR sets to showcase today for you!  AND as always, be sure to leave comments on all the blogs for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate which will be announced by Gina a few days after the hops on her blog!  Ok, ready?  Let's get going!

Up first for today I have two sets by Emily Loggans called Baby Boy and Baby Girl


And my first card I used the Baby Boy set:
Ive been loving that kraft lately havent i?  LOL!  I did a CAS card, cut some strips in various blue colors of GKD cardstock and to help me align them I scored at1/4" intervals and then just glued them on.  Stamped the sentiment and tied the bow and tada!  all done!  I added a strip on the inside , just to insert a gift card, super simple!  And now the Baby Girl set:
For this card, I also used the Master Layout and oval dies and for the stripes on this one I just used the ink pads in various purple shades and swiped them direct to the paper to create them.  I fussy cut that little flower and kept it simple too, no coloroing, lol!  See the little purple clay heart in the bottom right corner?  From the new embellishments!  LOVING those!  And the center of the flower has one of the dazzling rhinestones! 

Next up is the new set by Hannah DrapinkskiGraceful Greenery
Here is my card for today with this set:
I stamped the main image and then colored some of the flowers and fussy cut them and glued them around the greenery.  I love how it turned it, just the look i wanted!  But goes to show you dont have to coloring ALL of it if you arent a 'colorerer' haha!  Like me! I so love this sentiment too! 

Up next is a new set by  Lisa HetrickFree To Flourish
AND matching dies!

And my card for today with this one:

For this card I created a watercolor background on the image panel that looked like a canvas all hanging to me!  I then gold heat embossed the arrows and cut those out with the matching dies and the flower and greenery also used the dies on.  i fussy cut the hanging part, why I dont know, just looked better to me for what I was going for, lol!  The sentiment I just stamped on a strip of paper and dove-tailed the ends and glued it on!  I used twine and a brad to make it look like it was hanging (or I hope, lol).  How fun is  this set?? 

Ok, next up on your hop is the ohsoawesome.......................

Donna Idlet!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to come on back by tomorrow, dont forget!  We have the brand new StampTV kit to showcase for you!!!  Thanks sooo very much for the wonderful comments and love you left for me yesterday!  It sure makes my day!  :D

~justcat
Here are a few cards I shared over on our Fan Page on FaceBook:






Monday, June 15, 2020

Gina K. Designs June 2020 Release Inspiration Blog Hop, Day 1!

Hey Y'all!! LONG time no see!
Welll, its been awhile hasnt it?  Soooo glad to see you and be back in the swing of things!  Its been a year, right?  We have some AWEsome new stamp sets and StampTV kit for you on this release do, worth the wait as the saying goes!  For the next three days we will showcase our Illustrators new sets and the new StampTV kit....and guess what?  This time, the kit WILL BE REORDERED since it was so popular!  Be sure to hit the notify me button on the website for it and Gina stated it should be back in stock and as a kit in about 2-3 weeks!!  How awesome is that?  Never before has that been done!  LOVE Gina!  She and her crew work sooo very hard to keep everybody happy!  sooo, dont fret that it says out of stock, its coming! And as always, dont forget to leave a comment on the hop along the way for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate!  One for each day!  The more comments you leave the more chances you have to win!     

Ok, first up today we have Melanie Muenchinger's newest set, Macramade With Love and Macramade With Love Die Set

And here is what I have done with this set for today:
This set sure took me back to the '70s!  I was all into doing macramade stuffs!  and now you are seeing it everywhere again and oh the combos you can make in this set!  LOTS easier , ha!  and I love this sentiment!  Just made a CAS card with this and kept it sorta masculine for the men in my life that I might need to mail this to!  I also used the brand new dies Master Layout Die set
Totally loving having this set!  Perfect cuts everytime!  Just me lining it up sometimes still the problem, haha!  But this sure makes it lots better because you know how those trimmers can be.

Up next is a new set by Beth Silaika called, Let's Celebrate
Look at all those fun words in this one!  Not to mention the confetti!  Here is what I have done for today!
I just spritzed the background I created with some Distress oxide inks, then sprinkled some water with glitter, but you can see the sparkle, i tried and tried to capture that, darn it! I didnt make one, but i think this would be awesome to use on a shaker card AND Gina has the perfect stuffs you can put in a shaker card too!  Look at these new goodies!
Plus the sequins already that she carries!!  FUN fun stuff!  

All of these new goodies can be found in the

What's New Section on Gina K. Designs!

The Blog Hop starts on Gina K. Designs Blog and you can always to return to that if you get lost along the way, she will have the full hop list.  

Next Up on the Blog Hop is the ohsoawesome 


Thanks so much for stopping by today and I apologize for being so slack at my bloggin, hopefully Ill do better!  For SURE for the next 2 days, lol!  So come on back by tomorrow!!  Ill have some more eye candy for you!!  

These two cards I showed on our group on FaceBook!



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~justcat

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Gina K. Designs February 2020 Release Inspiration Blog Hop, Day 2!!

Hey Y'all!
Welcome to day two of this months release, glad to see you!  Did you enjoy yesterday's awesome creations from everybody?  I know I did!  I so admire my fellow DT, they ROCK!  Well, today we have 3 stamp sets to showcase.  And as always, be sure to leave a comment on you hop along for you chance to win one of two of the $50 gift certificates being giving away, one from each day of comments!  AND we will be having an Instagram Hop also, it will be on March 11th, NEXT Wednesday.  Ok, here we goooo! 

Up first today is Emily Loggan's new set, Just Because:
Here is what I have for today:
For this card, I stamped the "Bless Your Heart" sentiment and heart embossed it,  Like, I'm from TEXAS, how could I NOT use that sentiment?!  haha!  I common saying around here in my parts!  I also used the Heartfelt Stencil, (which right now is only available in the A Big Hello Card Kit, but will be available alone after the new kit comes out probably later this month) and various colors of GKD inks in red and pink and whites with the blender brushes to created the background.  Then cut out and popped up my sentiment and attached the little leaves and heart and ties some twine, all done!  :D 

Next up is Hannah Drapinski's new set called, Kindness Wreath:
Here is my card for today with this set:
This basically is a crayon resist card.  I stamped the image and the sentiment (which is from Emily's set, Just Because) and then colored with a white crayon, then used distress inks in vintage photo and black soot., buffed it off.  Well, i then decided it needed somethine more, so did the white dots with a gel pen.  THEN, wanted something else, so added some sparkle by using the glitz gel and a paint brush.  lol!  Here is a close up of the sparkle:
not a very good pic, but it kinda gives you the idea better, that it sparkles!!  My sister swiped this card  already to give to a coworker going through a hard time after loosing a beloved pet.  :(  Im glad that my creations can maybe convey to a friend how they are thinking of them and care deeply that they are hurting. kwim?

Ok, now last but FAR from least is Lisa Hetrick's newest set called, Woodland Whimsy:
And here is my card:
I made a CAS card for this one, did some quick watercoloring on the flowers on water color paper, love the texture it gives our cards.  Then layered onto GKD kraft cardstock and rolled the edge.  I left a sentiment off because wasnt quite sure how I wanted to use it yet.  Im making an effort to USE more of my cards I make this year, sending them out! I have done better, but not as good as I need to, lol! 

Ok, that's all from me for today!  your next stop on the blog hop is the oh so talented

Donna Idlet!!

I hope you have found a bit of inspiration from me this time around, and all other times too!  I love reading your comments, they mean so very much to me!  THAT inspires ME! 
~justcat

Monday, March 2, 2020

Gina K. Designs February 2020 Release Inspiration Blog Hop, Day 1! Happy Leap Year!

Hey Y'all!! Good to see ya!

Welcome to our hop for this February Release!  So glad you have stopped by!  Once again, our awesome Illustrators have created some wonderful stamp sets sure to inspire EVERYbody!  Sit back and enjoy allll the eye candy on this blog hop for sure!  Be sure to leave your comments along the way too, on all the blogs, for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Gina K. Designs!  One for each day, total of two for these bloghops!  woohoo!!  Ok!  Ready?

Up first today we have Melanie Muenchinger's newest set, Stately Flowers 13! THE final set of the Stately Flowers series!  a MUST have! 
And here is my card for today with this set:
I used the Cherokee Rose image and first stamped it onto a tag i cut out with versamark ink and then clear embossing powder.  I then spritz some distress oxide ink sprays in various colors , buffed it off the embossed flowers to make them stand out.  I then simply stamped same image with matching inks to the cardstock colors I used and fussy cut those to add in the corner there.  I also used the Diagonal Stripes background stamp on the piece behind the tag, but you can hardly set it, lol.  I then just added some swirly leavey things and tulle and doodled a bit, all done!  I had fun making this card!  :D 

Up next is Beth Silaika's newest set called, Simply Circular!
Here is my card for today with this set:
I used several of the circles (most of them, lol!)  and then die cut and stacked them like this, different heights.  I also used that Diagonal Stripes background stamp on this too and the sentiment is from Lisa's new set, which we will showcase tomorrow for you!  Oh the possibilities with Beth's set though!  I expect to see some awesome backgrounds created with this set too!  :D

Ok, up next along this hop will be the oh so awesome Donna Idlet!!  I cant wait to see what all of my fellow DT have come up with! 

Be sure to come on back by tomorrow too, we will be showcasing three more sets!!  And thanks so very much for your comments!  I so get inspired by them!  :D:D
~justcat

Here are two more cards I showed over on FaceBook to our fan page in case you missed these!


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