Monday, July 24, 2017

{Clean & Simple Monday} Karen Dolphin: You are dolphinitely amazing


Today I am bringing back Clean & Simple Monday! 


Last week my latest set, Karen Dolphin, was released.  Today I am showing this cute clean and simple card.  This is a super easy set to work with.

The dolphin was stamped and fussy cut, adhered with clear glue to the card. The waves were punched with various circle punches. 

Check out the video below:












all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Gina K. June 2017 Inspirational Blog Hop: Day Three

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 Chris Dayton’s first stamp set and June Incentive set “Happy Mail”.


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. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:
This set was very fun to play with and it is super easy to make an elegant card with very minimal stamping and coloring.


This one was colored with my white ink pad and some water colors. 







I used some really fun colors which I had on my desk from the last StampTV kit for both these cards.  




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

Chris Dayton - 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.

Thank you for stopping by!





all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gina K. June 2017 Inspirational Blog Hop: Day Two


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 and Claire Brennan.


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 $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 are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:


Today I am going to start with Karen Dolphin.  My oldest daughter, Karen, is a swimmer at LeMoyne college. Their mascot is the Dolphins.  You are probably wondering why does a Jesuit school in Syracuse, NY have an ocean animal as it's mascot? According to their website The dolphin is the symbol and mascot of Le Moyne College. The use of the sign of the dolphin became common among Christians of the second century A.D. It was popularly considered to be friendly toward man and represented both love and tenderness. Noted for its grace and swiftness, the dolphin also symbolizes the desire for knowledge.

We have certainly fallen in love with the school and I wanted to continue the ocean themed sets with a few more creatures that were fun to color!






I love the little fish in this set - and they are so fun to color. You can color them with any color combination. For this card, the fish and bubbles were stamped and colored with spectrum noir in pinks and purples. 







The background is watercolored and dry brushed. The plants were hand drawn with some spectrum noir markers and a white gel pen.  The fish were colored with spectrum noir markers. The jellyfish were stamped on the background and then stamped again and cut out to pop them off the card with some foam squares. 
  


The whale fish and bubbles were stamped with black ink on vellum.  The images dried and then I carefully colored them with spectrum noir markers.  






For Claire's set I really wanted to use some fun colors. I used a combination of blue lagoon, ocean mist and turquoise sea.  The sentiment is moonlit fog on vellum. 





The image is stamped with lemon drop, sweet corn and dandelion.  I used some stick on gems and took a little of the ink and smooshed it  on the acrylic block, picked it up with a wet watercolor brush and then flicked it on the card.  The sentiment is in black ink.





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







Silke Ledlow


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 items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted


Monday, July 10, 2017

Gina K. June 2017 Inspirational Blog Hop: Day One





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.


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 $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 are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:


Ironically, we are now traveling to Hawaii to celebrate my parent's 50th Wedding anniversary.  This is (hopefully) our view!
Background is water colored





The next card uses the Gina K. double stitched circle die. Background uses the leaf pattern with versamark ink. What I love about the little ink cubes is that you can use them so easily to roll on the edges of a stamp for the rock & roll technique.




 


 Once again I used versamark, but this time with the large sunflower stamp for the background. I had a sheet of vellum and used that on several projects this release. The images were stamped and fussy cut and adhered with foam squares. Black ink on the vellum (requires patience because it takes a LONG time to dry).


 The images in passionate pink, mango, jelly bean and dandelion work so well together on this card.  When you stamp the sentiment in black it really pops!





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.

Thank you for stopping by!









all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted



Monday, June 12, 2017

Blog Title: Gina K Designs –Sentimental Summer StampTV Kit Inspiration Blog Hop

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fantastic blog hop celebrating the new Sentimental Summer StampTV Kit. Contained in the kit are:

·       24 sheets of Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Card Stock including Passionate Pink, Turquoise Sea, Layering White, Black Onyx, Heavy Base Weight White, Wild Dandelion and Sweet Mango
·       Petite Patterns 6X6 pattern paper pack
·       Dazzling Dahlia stamp set
·       Your Own Kind of Beautiful stamp set
·       Set of 13 dies that coordinate with images from the two stamp sets

Today, the Cast & Crew has prepared some amazing and beautiful projects to share with you! Join us by hopping along on all of the Cast & Crew blogs to see the wide variety of samples. These will give you ideas as you create your own projects when you receive the set for yourself. Make sure to leave a comment on the blog because we will be giving away a prize!


Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop will 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 are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:


I went with some clean & simple designs for this Hop.  


colored with Spectrum Noir

 Using White ink with the flowers



 Using some of the designer paper 



 Outlined with black ink and stamped with the solid image 

 This is the incentive set (Rose Garden).  Super cute, Right?


the image was stamped with versa fine ink and watercolored

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

** You Are Here Beth Silaika **



Silke Ledlow












all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




Monday, May 15, 2017

Gina K Designs –Fun with Fabulous Foil-Mates Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Gina K and the team have received such amazing feedback on the new Foil-Mates, Fancy Foils and dies that we have decided to put together a special hop for you today! This blog hop is a blend of a video blog hop featuring tutorials from Gina K and a few members of the team and a traditional blog hop featuring beautiful cards from other members of the team. 

Over the past few weeks, the Foil-Mates products have been flying off the shelves at Gina K Designs. Please be assured that if they are out-of-stock, they will quickly be back on the shelves again soon. In fact, Gina just stocked the shelves with a fresh batch of Foil-Mates, Fancy Foils and dies and more will be on the way.

If you are new to Foil-Mates, they are used to step-up the shimmer and shine in your card projects! Creating cards is never more easy and beautiful when you work with this new line of foil products. From beautiful pre-printed Foil-Mates, to stunning colors of Fancy Foils, when you combine them together the outcome is stunning! Discover how many various combinations of different cards and invitations you are able to create with Gina’s Foil-Mates products. With many of Gina’s most popular signature colors now available in foil, coordinating with Gina K Designs card stock and ink has never been easier!

We would like to thank Therm O Web for being such a great partner in the Foil-Mates line of products.


Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop from a combination of all three days of comments and that person will 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 are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:

I received by Deco-Foils while I was recuperating from surgery, so I was unable to participate in the first blog hop.  I have slowly gotten back into creating.  What I have learned is that deco-foils are amazing.  Imagine your husband (whom refers to your craft room as your CRAP room) saying "WOW! That's really cool", when you take the foiled images out of the laminator.  Yes, they are that amazing.  The other thing I learned is that they are really hard to photograph. The pictures do not to it justice!  Seriously! Apparently I was in a turquoise mood, so I forced myself to play with pink too! (twist my arm).  Here are the items which I created (with links on my sidebar to the stamp sets from Gina K. which I used on the projects). 

First card with the incredible turquoise sea deco-foil and card stock.  I used delicate damask stamps on the background and then foiled the sentiment with the turquoise sea foil. 



I don't know if this is legal in crafting corners, but this negative image sat in my scraps and I decided to use it (it's REALLY hard to photograph), but I think it looks really cool next to the turquoise sea deco-foil striped image



Here is some more of the turquoise sea deco-foil striped image next to the sentiment (which I left unfoiled). Pretty clean & simple.


This passionate pink deco foil on the True Friend sentiment (I am sorry, it is so hard to photograph).  I stamped the background with Fabulous Fleur De Lis.


Vicky mermaid looks perfect next to the polka party foiled in turquoise sea deco-foil.  She was colored with spectrum noir markers! 
I just love her, playing with sea flowers!  


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

==> ** Beth Silaika ** <==


Silke Ledlow


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 items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




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