Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gina K. Designs October 2017 Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 2 (Noelle Mouse, Purrfect Christmas & Scripty Holidays)



Today, The Cast and Crew for Gina K.Designs welcomes you to a blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by the illustration 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!






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 is the project I have created for today’s hop:


I am starting with Chris' set - This clean and simple design shows two of the cat images in the set. I stamped the mouse asleep on the back of one of the cats!  Ha ha!

 Another clean and simple card using Chris' set - I stamped the images in black and colored with spectrum noir. The ornaments and star were stamped with a gold pen.



Noelle is named after my niece!  She is a cutie pie and so is this stamp.  For this first card, I used a super wet watercolor brush and some white ink.  It wasn't dark enough so I sprinted on some white embossing powder and then it popped off the card like a snow splatter. I stamped the mouse, the hat and the candy cane. They were fussy cut and colored with spectrum noir markers. The sentiment was stamped and cut out, then adhered with a foam square.

This card was created with watercolor paper. I stamped Noelle first, then colored around her with watercolors and used a white gel pen to create the stars. Looked like a night sky to me! Noelle and the holly were colored with spectrum noir markers.


This clean and simple card was fun to color. I love Noelle peeking out from the top corner. The tree is super easy to color too!


This clean and simple card uses the sentiment from the new stamp tv kit and the present is from the Noelle Mouse set. The card possibilities are endless with the different stamps in the set!


Finally, I wanted to showcase the Scripty Holidays incentive set. This is a great set of four sentiments which pair so well with images from the Noelle Mouse set. I love the thought of sending a handmade card to my kids teachers during the holidays. I also have teacher aides, music teachers, select chorus teachers, bus drivers and swim coaches to make cards for.  While I love the multi layer cards - the extra time and effort it takes to make them is mind boggling when you take into account the amount of cards I would need to make.  I also like the idea of having my kids help out, so using a clean & simple design is the way to go.  For the next two cards, all you need is black ink and a pre-folded card (kraft or white). 

Stamp the sentiment and image in black and use either watercolors, markers or gel pens to color in the image. 

For this first card I used a kraft base and used spectrum noir markers to color in. 


This second card uses the sentiment from the Scripty Holidays incentive set. I used the ornament balls from the Noelle Mouse set and "hung them with care" right under the sentiment. I colored with spectrum noir markers in greens and reds. I left a small space to use a coordinating sparkle gel pen to "attach" it to the script. 

Both these examples could easily be replicated, especially using a misti!  Projects like these are also portable to swim meets, basketball tournaments, (insert weekend long sporting event with your kids).  


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!

Now it is time to hop!




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Monday, October 16, 2017

Gina K Designs October 2017 Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 1 (Fabulous Holiday Labels & Peaceful Holidays)


Today, The Cast and Crew for Gina K.Designs welcomes you to a blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by the illustration 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!

No automatic alt text available.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 is the project I have created for today’s hop:

This emboss resist card features the snowflakes from Peaceful Holidays.  I embossed them on watercolor paper and then used watercolors to create the background. The sentiment is stamped on black card stock and embossed with white embossing powder. 


The background of main image is created with topics on glossy paper. The peace dove and sentiment was stamped in dark chocolate. 



The Fabulous Holiday Labels set was fun to work with. I used the Merry Christmas sentiment and the holly leaves from Mel's set. I used the white pop dots and some chunky red glitter to create the berries. I fussy cut out the leaves and attached them next to the berries. 
The second card uses kraft base with some fussy cut, embossed snow. I stamped the snowflakes with white ink and the sentiment and reindeer with dark chocolate. 



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 (linking to the Gina K Designs Store 




(illustrator for Fabulous holiday labels)
(illustrator for Peaceful Holidays)



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Friday, September 15, 2017

Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Mini Inspiration Blog Hop - Back in Stock 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? Here is the project I have created for today’s hop:




I just love all the colors of fall and could not think of a better way of showcasing this set than with this card of thanks!






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

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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!




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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Collaboration with Gina K. Designs






 Big News! SimonSaysStamp.com is releasing an exclusive stamp set designed for STAMPtember by Gina K at 12:01am ET Thursday, September 7! It is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so do not wait! And the stamp set also has a set of dies that can be purchased that coordinate with it!  

Here is is! Cute? Right?


Today I am part of an amazing group who is showing off this new stamp set by Gina K. For my card, I want to show those beautiful birch trees. The background is a mixture of alcohol inks in a variety of colors.  I stamp the sentiment in black ink on the glossy paper. Finally, I use a white gel pen to make snowflakes and residue of snow filled branches. The sentiment is stamped in black ink on the heavy Gina K. white card base.



Thank you for stopping by my STAMPtember blog post! Now Hop on over to these fabulous designers and take a peek:




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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Gina K Designs September Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 2 {Todd Turtle & Perfect Poinsettia}

Hi Everyone!


Today, The Cast and Crew for Gina K.Designs welcomes you to a blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by the illustration 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 Todd Turtle & Perfect Poinsettia.

Here is Todd Turtle:
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And here is Claire's Perfect Poinsettia


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First, Claire's set was fun to work with, despite the fact that it is still summer here in New York.  I used versamark and the Foliage art stencils on the background. I stamped the flower portion on the red card stock.  Then I added some gold glitter to the center. The leaves were stamped on white card stock with the pine ink. 





Here is my first card using Todd Turtle. I absolutely love turtles and when we were in Hawaii, one of my favorite memories was swimming with the turtles.  They are so beautiful and graceful! Here is my first card.  I stamped the turtle with black ink on ocean mist card stock.  I added a layer of black to make it pop! 



This card was super fun to make - using glossy paper and alcohol markers. I made this a blue crab, even though he isn't blue <wink> anymore! He was mounted to the card with some foam squares after I fussy cut him out!





Nothing could be a more perfect fit that the Water Droplets stencil  with my last three stamp sets: Vicky Mermaid, Karen Mermaid and now Todd Turtle.  It was easy to use a dauber on the background with the ocean mist, blue lagoon and turquoise sea inks.  Those colors, now that I think of it, are made for these sets too! The tag is stamped with back ink and tied off with some twine for a nautical look. I used a white gel pen on the dots for some dimension. The starfish was colored with spectrum noir markers (just a hint of color for some depth). 


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I used some glossy paper on this main image - with alcohol markers and black ink on the floral bunches and sentiments. I love the background so much!






Start Hopping Here: 

** Beth Silaika ** {featured illustrator}
Claire Brennan {featured illustrator}
Cathy Tidwell




And stop by the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” category at: http://www.ginakdesigns.com.


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Gina K Designs September Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 1 {Fabulous Rose Frame and The Wetlands 2}




Autumn Release Blog Hop- Day 1



 Hi Everyone!

Today, The Cast and Crew for Gina K.Designs welcomes you to a blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by the illustration 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.

Here is the newest set by Melanie Muenchinger called 
Fabulous Rose Frame:




It has two die sets that coordinate!

Fabulous Rose Dies:




And Fabulous Labels Dies:

And here is a look at Theresa Momber's newest set, The Wetlands 2:




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



Here is my card with Theresa's set. I used glossy paper and alcohol markers.  

Here is my card with Melanie's set: I used white ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then I watercolored the images. 



Start Hopping Here: 
Melanie Muenchinger - Today’s featured illustrator
Theresa Momber - Today’s featured illustrator
** Beth Silaika **


And stop by the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” category at: http://www.ginakdesigns.com.




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