Thursday, July 3, 2014

Gina K. Designs & Unity Stamp Company Inspiration Hop!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to a fabulous blog hop celebrating the collaboration of two great craft companies, Gina K. Designs and Unity Stamp Company, lead by two incredible business women who happen to be great friends! Gina and Angela have put their heads and creative minds together and released the Unity Stamp Company, “Gina & Me” stamp sets and the Gina K Designs “Ang & Me Supplies Kit”.

As you hop through the blogs today, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose one random commenter that will win a $25 Gina K. Designs gift certificate! Check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop for a posting of the winner for the blog hop random drawing.




The “Gina & Me” stamp set includes 11 pre-cut rubber stamps:

·     Gina and Angela image stamp

·     Flower top image stamp

·     Larger and small butterfly images

·     Heart image

·     Heart border image

·     “Thank you, FRIEND” sentiment

·     “In need of some serious GIRL TIME” sentiment

·     “Can’t PICTURE life without you” sentiment

·     “Best Selfie Ever” sentiment

·     “Wishing my BESTIE a beautiful BIRTHDAY” sentiment
The stamp set is available on the Unity website at: www.unitystampco.com.


“Ang and Me Supplies Kit” includes:

·     10 sheets of Pure Luxury Card Stock

·     3 Yards of Pure Luxury Ribbon

·     Ang and Me 6 X 6 Patterned Paper Pack

The supply kit is available in the Gina K. Designs Online store at: www.ginakdesigns.com.
Here are my creations for the hop:


 
This card was created with Gina K. white paper and inks (generic sequins) 

 This card was created with Gina K. white paper, inks & ribbon
This card was created with Gina K. paper, Ang & me designer paper pack, and Gina K. inks, versamark ink and button


This card was created with Gina K. white paper, inks & ribbon.

      
HOP WITH THE TEAM

Visit the team and check out their cards and projects for the hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment to be eligible to win the $25 Gina K. Designs gift certificate!



Debbie Corbari

Gina K







Unity Stamp Company Blog-http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/

Thank you for stopping by and joining in on the hop!





Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 2 (Vertical Greetings 2 & Keep Calm)



The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.


Today I am featuring cards from Vertical Greetings 2 and Keep Calm (My latest set) 

 Theresa's set is fun to work with! I stamped the leaf bunches in white ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Then I sponged turquoise sea and ocean mist inks over the paper and sprayed them with a variety of glimmer mist colors.  The strip of blue looks like the caribbean sea in the sun.  It sparkles even more with the addition of sequins and gems. 



Here is my lame attempt at coloring.  I made this with gina k. black ink and the spectrom noir makers. The designer paper really popped against the christmas pine base.

This pink card was super simple to make and a hint of gems reallly makes it sparkle!

 I stamped the cupcake in black and colored it in with Spectrum Noir markers. Then I used a versamark pen on the "frosting" and added some clear embossing powder to give the cupcake a shiny raised look.


This is a super simple inspirational card! Do you know anyone who just needs a pick me up? This one will surely do the trick!

The Ang & Me designer paper cut into squares makes a great focal point on this card.  My oldest, Karen, gave this to a friend who was recovering from wisdom teeth extraction (ouch!).  Clare loved it (at least that is what she tweeted). 

Sometimes clean and simple gets the point across - a scrap of the Ang & Me designer paper just pops off the kraft base. I added the sentiment from Keep Calm and some black gems! Love this card! Sometimes a little note prior to a big day is the perfect way to communicate with a teenager!

This card was super fun to make - using the spectrum noir colors - I get as much variety as the local cupcake shop!  My daughters bought this cupcake for Xavier - so I used it as a prop before he scarfed it down!  
 This was one of my favorite inspirational sentiments! I think that sometimes this card would make people realize that you just need to give it up to prayer and let Him take care of it!

I used these sentiments in combination to make a graduation card for one of the Seniors on the swim team.  The card can easily be customized for any school color and is PERFECT for the graduate from any school, whether it be kindergarten to college! 


That was a LOT to digest - thanks for looking at all my samples!  

To order Keep Calm, click here- Keep Calm
Find my complete collection here- Freckled and Fun Designs by Beth Silaika


 Hop on over to the other blogs to see what they have in store!



Gina K
Theresa Momber - Illustrator Vertical Greetings 2
Beth Silaika - Illustrator Keep Calm
Debbie Corbari

And our Guests:




all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




Monday, June 30, 2014

June Inspiration Blog Hop: Day One (Fabulous Frames & Let's Talk)


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

First - my creations with Melanie's set - the butterflies with white ink are so incredible!
I also created this kraft card with green ink and filled in the wings with spectrum noir markers and a white pen.
This card combines both sets - the butterfly from Melanie's Fabulous Frames and the sentiment from Debbie's Let's Talk. A strip of the Ang & Me paper gives it some nice contrast and the butterfly is colored with a white pen.

Debbie's set was fun to play with too! This clean and simple card highlights the colors in the Ang & Me designer paper (which is awesome).
I love this card - it was so fun to make with the tomato soup, green and ocean mist colors!
This last one was made for Todd's co-worker's 50th birthday! It features the cupcake from my Keep Calm set, along with Debbie's Let's Talk and the 50 is from Lots of Dots Alphabet
 

 First - you have to check out the other blogs - but promise you will stop by tomorrow to see all the samples I have with my set!


 Gina K

 Melanie Muenchinger - Illustrator Fabulous Frames

 Debbie Corbari - Illustrator Let's Talk











And our Guests:




Sharyn P

*Please note that Fabulous Frames is currently sold out, but will be available for back order.  Check out these other fun sets by Melanie {here}  
all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




Friday, June 27, 2014

June Release Party Roundup

I hope everyone had fun last night at the release party at StampTV.  I had some issues getting to the party - so I am showing some of the sets (which are featured on StampTV) here today!

Apparently last night was cupcake night at the release party - so if you didn't get a chance to have a cupcake, you can drool over this one which my son had last night.  It's adorable, right? Cocoadots in Clifton Park, NY (*winner of cupcake wars).  Just looking at this makes me gain weight! 

  

The first card which I created was with Melanie's fabulous frames.  I love that there are two sizes of butterflies to use in this set. I stamped them with Gina K. white ink and then used the sentiment with black ink.


This next card was SO simple.  I took the Ang & Me designer paper pack and cut 1.5 inch squares and layered it on the card base. The sentiment is from Keep Calm
 For the sample with Debbie's Let's Talk set, I took a strip of paper from the Ang & Me designer paper pack and then layered a speech bubble on the side. Such a clean and simple card.  


 Yesterday, I posted more samples (one with Theresa's set and one with mine) - check them out!

Stop back Monday and Tuesday for a blog hop with some more great samples from this release! 


all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




Thursday, June 26, 2014

Gina K Designs Illustrators June 2014 Blog Hop...and You're Invited!!

You're Invited!!


Tonight is the night! We are all so excited to party with you from 7:00- 9:00 PM Central Time in our forum at StampTV.com! All of the fun starts right here:








Today, the Illustrators and some of the Design Team have put together a little invitation hop for you! This hop features stamps that will be released tonight! So come hop along with us and don't forget to add a comment on each blog...we will pick an random winner to win an awesome grab bag of Gina K Design Goodies!!


Start hopping and be sure to leave a comment!!


My card is very clean and simple, with just a touch of bling

I used pink passion card stock and black ink.  This set allows for MASS production of cards because you can layer the stamps on a large block together if you wish to use one color of ink, like I did with this card:






you will be seeing a LOT of this color combo with this incredible patterned paper - tomato soup, ocean mist and black (or chocolate).  This one uses Theresa's Vertical Greetings 2 and Debbie's Let's Talk.

 

I will have plenty more samples with ALL the sets this evening on the blog hop! In the meantime, Hop on over to see what everyone else has in store!
Gina K.
Beth Silaika (me)
Debbie Corbari

all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




Monday, June 2, 2014

Gina K. Designs: Here Comes The Sun Design Team Hop



The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many
beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose ONE winner and the prize is a Grab Bag of fabulous Vintage Cuts and Shapes that match the Here Comes The Sun STV Kit plus some other
embellishments and goodies that match the kit!!!! To see the winner, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.
 
There are an endless supply of ideas for creating with this kit!  I created a few more samples to share with you for today!
I have used this color combination before (sweet corn, ocean mist & wild lilac).  I had coordinating bakers twine in the lilac and ocean mist, but had to custom create the bakers twine in the sweet corn (see this post for the technique)






I saw the sun sentiment in the kit and decided to use the Sun from Weather or Not to create a clean and simple birthday card! Think about what stamps you have in your collection that would pair nicely with new sets and it makes your current collection even more valuable!  Dust off those old sets!!!

 


The new patterned paper is delightful and works with with the nautical themed cards! Wouldn't this be cute with pink and red stripes for Valentines day?


I made this card for the musical director at the elementary school. He puts so much time & effort into his job and the kids wanted to thank him with a card and a gift certificate to a local restaurant. I put one little sparkle gem inside the middle circle to give it a hint of bling.



Nautical themed cards are fabulous for so many themed events! Baby showers, weddings...They are also great masculine cards.  Here two simple strips of navy paper looks so crisp against the kraft background.  A hint of red pops too! Isn't this a great Father's day card?


Thank you for hopping by and checking out the cards which I created! Now hop on over to see what everyone else has in store:

Gina K.
Beth Silaika (me)
Cathy Tidwell
Debbie CorbariKaren Day Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee MurphySean Fetterman (shout out for the new blog)
Tricia Traxler



All items created with supplies from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted.






Friday, May 30, 2014

Gina K. Designs: Here Comes The Sun StampTV Kit

Here are some samples which I created with the May, 2014 StampTV kit called Here Comes The Sun


Here Comes the Sun StampTV Kit

I love the colors with the kit! What great combos, especially on the patterned paper.



This first card uses grey and sweet corn inks. I use a piece of grey satin thread that I found on my desk (sometimes I find ribbon in random places in the house and it ends up on my craft desk - anyone else have this hoarding problem?) 



 This next card uses a new color combo for me - Bubblegum pink and In The Navy.  I used a piece of pink bakers twine (it looks a lot darker in the photograph)


This is truly a great kit! It has some wonderful combinations for masculine and feminine cards and projects!


all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




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