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!





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:




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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}  
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