Thursday, April 21, 2016

Personal Post: Great article about my oldest daughter, Karen

http://yourcliftonpark.com/2016/04/21/student-spotlight-karen-silaika-looks-ahead-to-le-moyne-swim-practices/




Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter
Karen Silaika, a senior at Shenendehowa, discussed her senior year and plans to attend Le Moyne in the fall.






Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Stamp Of Approval "Beautiful World" Collection Blog Hop



Here are two cards that I am featuring today




ivory card stock, black ink, turquoise sea ink


jelly bean green card stock, black ink, (tickles) glitter glue





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Monday, April 18, 2016

Gina K. Designs April 2016 Inspiration Blog Hop: StampTV Kit: Sending Love

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new “Sending Love” StampTV Kit. We hope to inspire you with a variety of different techniques and styles used by our Design Team featuring the stamp sets and patterned paper pack from this new kit.  We hope that you enjoy these beautiful card projects as you hop along today. 



The first set is called, “Art from the Heart”. Art from the Heart features an eclectic variety of images and greetings depicting crafts, art, shopping and my little Village Paper & Ink Shop!




The second set is called, “Sending Love”. Sending Love features spring flowers and butterflies, perfect for watercoloring, Copic markers, colored pencils and more!



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.







Finally, this is a card I made with the incentive set for this month.  


I stamped the images in black on ivory, then sponged the flowers in yellow, then orange, and then red.  The leaves I sponged in green.  I used a sponge dauber, first pouncing in the middle of the image with the darker colors, then swirling outwards. 
It is really hard to see, but I used a sakura stardust pen on the images to give them some glimmer!


The new “Sending Love” StampTV Kit is now available in the “What’s New” section of the Gina K. Designs store. Visit www.ginakdesigns.com to purchase your kit today!


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

Allie Gower <- you came from here
** Beth Silaika ** You are here!
Cathy Tidwell <--Going here next

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!



Sending Love Stamp TV Kit:

Color Palette: Jelly Bean Green, Lemon Drop, Wild Lilac, Turquoise Sea, Bubblegum Pink, Black Onyx, White
Included: 24 Sheets of Card stock, 10 Coordinating Envelopes, Foilable Backgrounds and Words, Two 6" x 8" stamp sets. Binder Sheet, Storage Box.


Stamp Set 1: Art from the Heart features an eclectic variety of images and greetings depicting crafts, art, shopping and my little Village Paper & Ink Shop!

Stamp Set 2: Sending Love features spring flowers and butterflies, perfect for watercoloring, Copic markers, colored pencils and more.



all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




Monday, March 21, 2016

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop: March 2016 {Handmade Botanicals}

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to a special Inspiration blog hop featuring the new incentive stamp called "Handmade Botanicals". These stamps would be a beautiful compliment to a Gina K. Designs stop set, to add the perfect accent or to make a card on its own. Plus, the "Homemade by" stamp is wonderful to add your own personal touch! 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 $20 Gina K. Designs gift certificate!!!  To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

This first card is quite simple. I watercolored a die cut shape and then simply stamped in black ink. The die cut is adhered to the white base with foam squares. This will make a great sympathy card.



This card is actually on a pale grey base.  I cut it to a 4x4 square card and double scored it in two spots on the card to just give it something other than a plain base. The circle was watercolored, then I stamped the fern in green and added the sentiment in black (the sentiment is from last month's incentive set). 


The other 4x4 base was sitting on my desk along with Genevieve Giraffe, when I decided she wanted to go to the jungle. I stamped the ferns in a variety of greens and simply stamped her behind it (I did create a post it note with a v cut in it, then filled in more ferns. The giraffe was colored with SN markers. I love when my stamps work well with other sets! It makes them more versatile! 



Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

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, March 1, 2016

Gina K. Designs February 2016 Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 2 (Genevieve Giraffe & Scripty Sayings)



The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamps from the February Release Party. 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 new stamp set “Genevieve Giraffe” by Beth Silaika and the incentive set “Scripty Sayings” by Gina K. Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies!!!  To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Genevieve Giraffe was inspired by Gina telling me "do another set like the hippo! People loved it!"  I really love giraffes, and decided this one was as cute as a button, so I named it after my youngest daughter Genevieve.  She likes ducks, so I added the cute little bird (which kind of looks like a duck!)



This first card has a tag and sentiment banner.  Tags are great fun to make, and coordinating the color with the green designer paper from Gina K was fun! Next time you are stuck somewhere (say a three day swim meet), bring some stamped images and markers to color.  You can always add them to cards later! Makes the time go quickly!



Window cards are fun to make - I simply stamped the images multiple times and trimmed them and put their faces in the windows! 


Here is another version of a window card. The giraffe is easy to pop into a variety of places on cards! 


This window card has some nice bold graphic Gina K. paper in it! I punched out a scrap with a heart punch for the corner of the card. 


It is fun to experiment with nontraditional colors with Genevieve. There are some great sentiments for baby's - so you can make your own personalized baby cards!

Next, the Scripty Sayings incentive set goes with all the stamps released this month! I put the little bird on the edge of the scripty saying!  



Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Gina K – Illustrator for Scripty Sayings
Beth Silaika – Illustrator for Genevieve Giraffe

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, February 29, 2016

Gina K. Designs February 2016 Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 1 (Year of Flowers 3 & Birds & Blossoms 2)


Thanks for LEAPING over to the Gina K. Blog Hop!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamps from the February Release Party. 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 new stamp set “Year of Flowers 3” by Melanie Muenchinger and the “Birds & Blossoms 2” set Theresa Momber. Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies!!!  To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Theresa's Birds & Blossoms 2 set is really fun to play with. I really enjoy the silhouette birds!


I stamped the image and sentiment in black and then stamped the flowers on white, trimmed and adhered to the branch. 
 
The silhouette images work so well with a watercolor background. I love the script sentiments which are included with this set!

Next up, Mel's new set! Melanie's Year of Flowers 3 has a great selection of flowers and stems, with a few sentiments to enhance your card!


The coneflower is so pretty, I simply stamped it at two angles and bent the stem! 


The rose is stamped in a variety of angles here as well, with some leaves and "baby's breath" thrown in for good measure! I love orange roses, so those were my inspiration!




Are you ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator for Year of Flowers 3
Theresa Momber – Illustrator for Birds & Blossoms 2
Beth Silaika <you are here now>

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, February 1, 2016

Gina K. Designs Incentive: Coffee Therapy Set

Welcome to the Gina K. Designs Incentive (Coffee Set) blog hop!


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to a special Inspiration Blog Hop featuring our new incentive stamp set called, “Coffee Therapy”. With this stamp set you will be able to make fun friendship cards to send to your favorite coffee buddy! 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 an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies!!!  To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.









This coffee set is FREE with a $75 purchase at Gina K. Designs.  Do you have anything on your wish list? As a little temptation, I have included a bonus card....


 I made this clean and simple card with the latest StampTV kit and a sentiment from my Fleur De Lis set! I love this sweet simple sentiment against the bold colors of the designer paper. It uses the awesome designer paper from the kit and the new apple green color card stock.  I used some brads which I colored with my spectrum noir markers.






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.
Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!



Thanks for stopping by!


all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




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