Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gina K. September Inspiration Blog Hop: Day Two

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 in NY (upstate) is the first day of school. Is it ever too early to start end of year thank you notes? I think not!
 
Love the outlined leaf for the background - and I was able to use a strip of the new designer paper. This dark chocolate base is so beautiful in real life - so elegant for the fall!
The brick background gives this tomato soup card some texture. I love the simple pumpkin and leaf, along with the elegant sentiment.

This was one of my favorite cards - super simple - one layer, but the autumn colors pop off the edges. I spritzed the ivory base with some glimmer mist to give the plain cardstock some distressed look.


Finally - this birthday card is perfect for that Fall birthday (we have approximately 20 in our family!) -- love the layer of texture with the trimmed up flowers.


 Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gina K. September Inspiration Blog Hop: Day One

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.

Here are my samples:



This first card uses the half circle with line on the top and bottom, with the sentiment from Keep Calm. 
I used versamark and the flower on each side of the sentiment and then added two black gems.

my next card uses the circle frame from Melanie's set, along with the sentiment and open fleur de lis from Fleur De Lis. I colored the fleur de lis with spectrum noir markers and outlined it with a sakura gel pen.

 this pair of birthday cards for Sophie's friends (twins) was fun to make using Melanie's framed dotted oval! I used the cupcake and the WISH BIG sentiment from Keep Calm. I experimented with Gina K. white ink and a watercolor brush to give the "frosting" a soft look.


This was my favorite card to make. I stamped the image in black and colored it with spectrum noir markers and highlighted it with a paint brush and white ink. The sentiment is in white ink.

 Finally, this card was super fun to color. I stamped the image in Gina K. black ink and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.

  Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!
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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dog Days of Summer Thanks: Day Two

Day Two of my Dog Days of Summer Thanks would have to be for Summer Birthdays! There are 3 summer birthdays in our house (4 if you count the dog, which we certainly DO!).  Genevieve celebrates her birthday on the same day that her grandma was born!  Although she was not able to ever know her Grandma, Gen certainly loves to brag about how they share a birthday.  They have the same beautiful cheek bones, vibrant personalities and love of music!~
I am so very thankful that I didn't listen to the masses and stop at 5 children - because my life would be so much duller without this little princess. 



The clean and simple card which I created uses some Gina K. designer paper along with the sentiment from Lots of Lines.  Once again, the big sentiment looks so awesome in this purple color. The pop of green and white from the designer paper is so perfect and the button and sheer ribbon just add a hint of class to the card!





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Friday, August 1, 2014

Dog Days of Summer Thanks: Day One

I used to hate summer - I hated the heat and the sticky weather -- but over the past 16 years, I have learned to love summer.  When my oldest three girls were young, I was told that the town pools were horrible and dirty.  Who told me and WHY I listened to them, I do not know.  Now my children live (and work) at the town pools.  We are there nearly every day (my children volunteer to help with swim lessons, we go to summer swim team practice there, and my oldest now works as a lifeguard there).  I now love summer - I love the crazy, going in 6 different directions - swimming morning, noon and night - the hot days when even I want to jump in the pool - The LAZY afternoons when it thunders and the kids spend their time in the basement playing video games or having a Harry Potter marathon.  I love summer.  If you have a town pool - join it!  You will meet wonderful people there and it will make you love those sticky days and splashes of summer memories!

Today is day one of my Dog Days of Summer Thanks -- and today is also my little man's birthday.  He is a swimmer!  He keeps me on my toes and I adore every little bit of him.  





Here is my little man at his birthday party last weekend!  Of course it is a swim party - there are all his buddies in the background!  Eleven is going to be great Xavier! Thank you for being you!




Here is one of the seven days of thanks cards that I made - it is a clean and simple card, just like the butterfly birthday card I made a few days back, simply using the star instead of the butterfly and the many thanks sentiment from the Lots of Lines set.  The Gina K. color companions in the blues was a fun gradient way of creating a thank you card.

Stop back tomorrow for Day 2 of my Dog Days of Summer Thanks!



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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Clean & Simple Birthday Card: Lots of Washi & Lots of Lines


One of my favorite things about Wonderful Washi is that I can add a hint of pattern in any color to a one layer card!  I also LOVE the big sentiments from Lots of Lines, which pair so well with the Lots of Washi patterns.  Today I used this super feminine black and pink color combo to create a one-layer birthday card perfect for any girlie girl!



The 4.25 square card base was stamped vertically with the Lots of Washi Patterns.  The best thing about Lots of Washi is the length of the stamps.  They are so long, they will fill your card without having to stress about lining things up perfectly because the stamp is too short! The black ink POPS off the pink paper and the sentiment is so elegant, yet bold!  I added a few black gems to the card to give it a bit of bling!  

Thanks for peeking again at another clean & simple birthday card! 



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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Clean & Simple Birthday Cards using Lots Of Lines

It is usually inevitable that I have to create multiple birthday cards for the kids for parties.  I try and keep things relatively simple and clean because, quite honestly, most of the time, their friends do not keep the cards! {I know - the horror}


Today I used lots of lines to create two cards - for twins - each with their own unique style.  


These cards are simple Gina K. White bases, with a single layer of 4 x 5.25




 Using Gina K. Color companion inks in reds and pinks, it was easy to create this card - the sentiment stamped in black


 Using Gina K. Color companion inks in blues and greens, it was easy to create this card - the sentiment stamped in black 
 

The Lots Of Lines stamp set is so versatile and with the minimum amount of paper and supplies, you can easily create a multitude of possibilities in the clean and simple style!

Stop back tomorrow for a Clean & Simple card stamped with 
Lots of Washi!

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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!





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