Monday, June 6, 2016

May 2016 Gina K. Designs Tiny Textures Blog Hop




The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to a special blog hop featuring the new Tiny Textures incentive stamp sets from the May StampTV Release Party! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!
Tiny Textures is a fun stamp set that allows you add a splash of something fun to your scrapbook pages or will help you to make a cool stamped background to your card projects. The “Just Because” sentiment from the set is ideal to add the finishing touch to a quick, but thoughtful card!
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 day after the hop.
Here is a card I shared from last week's release party with Sophie Pig - it was a fun pink ombre background - super easy!
This card was a 30 second card for a last minute birthday gift. I used the sentiment from Lots of Lines and the tiny textures background.  Clean and simple and quick!





Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:
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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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Gina K. Inspiration Blog Hop: May 2016, Day 2



The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets from the May StampTV 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 two stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan.

The first set we are featuring is Sophie Pig by Beth Silaika. Beth has created a super cute set second set with the sweetest images and matching sentiments to make the perfect card project to make the card recipient smile or feel better right away! The second and third sets we are featuring are by our new Illustrator Claire Brennan. The sets are Old Country Roses and Fine Feathers. With Claire’s Old Country Roses set, you can create beautiful layered stamped images that make the most beautiful and soft roses that look like you have picked them right out of your own rose garden. Claire’s Fine Feathers set is a collection of fun feathers that are a perfect focal image to create a message of inspiration, hope, thanks and more! We are so very lucky to have Claire’s illustrator talents on our team!

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.

Claire's stamp sets are now available at Gina K. Designs!






Here is my sample of Fine Feathers: I used black card stock with white ink for the feather, then brushed it with gold pearl ex powder.  The photo makes it look blue, but in real life it shimmers. 

Here is a card with Claire's Old Country Roses set - I forgot how fun it is to multi step stamp!


Now get ready for Sophie Samples! This is my sweet inspiration.  Sophie has been obsessed with pigs since she was a baby, so I created this set for her (and it's being released on her birthday weekend).  Happy 11th Princess Sophie!





 Clean and simple with some grass from Country Roads 2.



The pig and cupcake are relatively easy to stamp and trim to layer!


the puddle is full of shimmering water, courtesy of glitter! 


Who doesn't want to pig out on cupcakes for their birthday?



The incentive stamp provides a great background for Sophie Pig



I created 16 of these for Sophie's birthday thank you notes.
Super quick and simple!






Graduation card? complete with a cap and gold tassel (for honors of course)



Pig out in purple! 



The incentive stamp makes a great background for Sophie!



Quick and easy stamping with Sophie!


A variation of colors for Sophie, just Pig-cause!


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

Claire Brennan
Illustrator for Old Country Roses and Fine Feathers

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, May 30, 2016

Gina K. Inspiration Blog Hop: May 2016, Day One

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets from the May StampTV 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 two stamp sets by Theresa Momber and Melanie Muenchinger.

The first set we are featuring is Country Roads 2 by Theresa Momber. Theresa has created a second set to her popular Country Roads collection. Whether you are a country lover or an animal lover, you will be making creative and fun projects with this wonderful set.





The second set we are featuring is Fill It with Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger. Melanie is at it again! She has created another wonderful set that is incredible versatile and fun where the possibilities are endless for making beautiful cards for any occasion.





I adore the flowers in Melanie's new set!  I paired it with a sentiment from last month's incentive set!







Country Roads 2 was super fun to use - I love stamping with silhouette stamps!

I also really enjoy coloring in the flowers in this set. The background is an embossed houndstooth pattern. 


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 more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:
Gina K
Theresa Momber – Illustrator for Country Roads 2
Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator for Fill It with Flowers
Allie Gower 
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Kendra Wietstock
Laurie Schmidlin
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore


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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





Thank you for stopping by!

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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.



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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!


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