Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday Joy

Happy Holidays Everyone! I was supposed to be cleaning my office and putting things away in preparation for the whirlwind of holiday wrapping which will take place over the next few days.  I saw this paper on my desk and grabbed a white card base and my snowflake punch and threw this card together.  I love the little JOY sentiment from Gina K's Snow One Like You.





























Wishing you and yours all the joy of this holiday season! 

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all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Snow One Like You by GKD
paper: white, designer paper (retired)
ink: potter's clay
misc: thread, button, snowflake punch






Monday, December 10, 2012

Gina K. Designs Changes

Hi Everyone. Thank you for all your wonderful comments during the last release. I was really appreciative of all your support! I wanted to send out a special thank you to the FreckledANDfun Fabulous Four Design Team. They have helped me throughout 2012 getting my stamp line with Gina K. Designs off the ground. In January, there are going to be amazing changes over at Gina K. Designs. With those changes, we have decided to no longer carry personal design teams. While these friends of mine (Debbie, Cindy L., Cindy C., Val & Anita) are no longer going to be focusing on my stamp line, they will continue to inspire me.  Please stop by their blogs often to see what they have in store. I have changed the look of my blog and tried to clean things up with the hopes that you are easily able to navigate here easily. Please feel free to share any constructive feedback!

Have a WONDERFUL holiday season!



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Gina K. Inspiration Hop: Perfect Plaids and Snow One Like You





The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Design Team 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 Stamp TV a few days after the hops.

In case you missed my perfect plaid card from the other day, here it is again - I made faux Burberry. 


This next card was created with the perfect plaids set and the sentiments from Becky's Warm Woolen Mittens. I stamped the plaid across in black and used copics to give it that holiday feel. 


So this washi tape is all the rage, right? I have yet to spend a penny on the stuff when it is easy to create it myself. Using the plaids and some ink, I created strips of the "faux washi tape" and adhered them to a white card base. The sentiment is made with the Lots of Letters stamp set. Some naked buttons to coordinate with the tape finish off the card! 


 When I saw this adorable snowman, I knew I wanted to make a snow globe with him in it! My daughter Bella loves snow globes. I covered him in stickles - It was simply a punched circle and a folder tab punch (cut in half).





The snowflakes on the background of the card were done in versamark and white. I stamped the bird house and then colored it with copics.



Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:









all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted


first three card made with perfect plaid (and warm woolen mittens
or Lots of Letters


last two cards made with Snow One Like You

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gina K. Inspirational Hop: Elegant Florals and Sentimental Holidays



The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Design Team 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 Stamp TV a few days after the hops. 

I hope you have a nice warm cuppa ready, because I have quite a few samples! 

I love having a stash of birthday cards on hand. You never know when you are going to need to grab a gift card and stuff it in the mail! This elegant florals set allows me to use the beautiful versatile sentiments with some of the Gina K. paper to easily create a card. 

This first card uses some scraps and a cameo custom die cut leaf branch with some pretty purple buttons I found in my stash.


 Using that same sentiment, the look completely changes with a few random circles punched out with Gina K. paper and some fun & bright colors.


Same sentiment, completely different look. This was for a "Hippie" birthday party. Victoria said the birthday girl loved pink - so using the cameo, I customized a peace symbol and covered it in stickles. 


Finally, here are two simple cards which I created. Sympathy cards are so tough to make, but the soft look of the leaf branches and flowers and the beautiful font for the sentiment makes these cards so easy to create.


 

Sentimental Holiday in clear and red rubber is now available at Gina K. designs. It is my latest stamp set and I absolutely love creating with it....

This one is non-traditional holiday colors, but when it was done, I was so pleased! The sentiment is stamped in black and the tree in pistachio.
  

This was a super fun card to make - lots of buttons and a little sentiment from sentimental holidays! Super easy!


I guess I was on a kraft kick, huh? I created this simple card using sentimental holiday and some punched snowflakes, made with Gina K. designer paper and some small red buttons from my stash.


 It's all about the sentiment - but the dry pressure embossing sure is a fun look. Simple buttons and ribbon complete the card!







all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted
first five cards - all used Elegant Florals (sentiments and images) 

last four cards - all used Sentimental Holidays (sentiments and images) 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Gina K. Inspirational Blog Hop: Lots of Letters and Warm Woolen Mittens




The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Design Team 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 Stamp TV a few days after the hops.

I have been on a clean & simple kick as of late. I love the multiple layer look, don't get me wrong, but there is something so appealing about a clean & simple card. These wonderful sets being featured today allow for such versatile cards and CAS cards as well!

Victoria (my 13 year old) had two birthday parties this weekend, so I had to whip up some cute teen cards. This one was created with the Lots of Letters stamp set. So simple and fun - using the letters and the square stitched background. I used black, white and pink - colors requested by Victoria for her friend Abby.  



This card uses lots of letters

 This second card features not only the woolen mittens stamp set, but also the perfect plaids background set. I made a faux burberry scarf background with black ink and red, cream and brown copics. I added some of the Gina K. ribbon and then stamped and trimmed up the mittens and colored them with copics. I used some old rustic thread I had on my desk to tie up the mittens. I love the sentiment font - so cute!
  

This card uses perfect plaid and warm woolen mittens
Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:





all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted

HB2U card
paper: black, white
ink: black, love letter
stamps: lots of letters 

Woolen Wishes card
paper: kraft
ink: copics, black 
stamps: warm woolen mittens, perfect plaid
misc: ribbon, thread (generic), foam squares

Friday, November 16, 2012

Release Party and SECRET Pinterest Board


Here is a SUPER easy card which I created for today's release party and SECRET Pinterest board reveal!




 The GINA K ILLUSTRATORS ARE (drum roll)
 giving away a $50 GKD gift certificate 
To be eligible, you can get one entry for a comment on each of the Illustrator blogs 
But wait!
There is a bonus entry for becoming a follower of the illustrator blogs.

there are more than TEN chances for you to win!


  

 MAKE SURE YOU STOP BY EACH BLOG AND BECOME A FOLLOWER!
 Beth Silaika (you are here) 



AND THERE IS MORE!
the designers have set up SECRET PINTEREST BOARDS 
which you can check out now!

 


all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted

stamps: sentimental holiday
paper: white, merry little christmas
ink: rhubarb, gold
misc: custom cut file, sponge squares



Thursday, November 15, 2012

Illustrator Blog Hop: Sentimental Holiday



Here is a super simple card which I created with the merry little christmas designer paper and my latest stamp set: Sentimental Holiday. I used versamark for the peace dove.
See what the other amazing illustrators have in store today! And here is a little secret - there will be a pinterest secret board announced with winners on Friday! Stay tuned for details!

 Beth Silaika (you are here) 


AND WHAT IS A HOP WITHOUT PRIZES?

 The GINA K ILLUSTRATORS ARE (drum roll)
 giving away a $50 GKD gift certificate 
To be eligible, you can get one entry for a comment on each of the Illustrator blogs 
But wait!
There is a bonus entry for becoming a follower of the illustrator blogs.

there are more than TEN chances for you to win!

don't forget the secret pinterest board reveal will take place on FRIDAY! I am so excited!


all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted
Stamps: sentimental holiday
Paper: asparagus, honey mustard, merry little christmas
ink: chocolate, versamark
misc: punch, corner rounder, foam squares




Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Show Me The Stamps!

It's time again for Show Me The Stamps with my Fabulous Four!

This month I combined both Deck The Halls and a sentiment from Sentimental Holiday to create this card! It was so simple - two layers of Ivory card stock - I stamped the wire and lights, colored them with copics and used glitter pens to give them some bling!




 

Now Hop On Over to the Fab Four!


And here is some FUN NEWS!

Tomorrow, the GINA K ILLUSTRATORS ARE hosting a BLOG HOP WITH PRIZES!
 They will be giving away a $50 GKD gift certificate 
To be eligible, you can get one entry for a comment on each of the Illustrator blogs 
But wait!
There is a bonus entry for becoming a follower of the illustrator blogs.

there are more than TEN chances for you to win!







all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Sentimental Holiday, Deck the Halls
Paper: Ivory
ink: Black, copics, ladybug red
misc: glitter pens, corner rounder, foam squares


Monday, November 12, 2012

Introducing Sentimental Holiday




This month's release is called Sentimental holiday. I love the mixture of these wonderful sentiments and simple holiday images. 


 
 Here is a SUPER simple card I made with the set. I used the snowflake with bamboo and white ink on the asparagus base, added some ribbon and a smidge of the holly! Couldn't be easier! 




Check out Melanie's blog for a sneak peek of her latest set!


Then TOMORROW (Tuesday)
Check back in for posts from my personal design team!

Then check out Gina & Tami's blogs for sneak peeks on Wednesday
and an illustrator hop on Thursday! and a BONUS party on Friday with a secret PINTEREST BOARD REVEAL!

So much fun this week!


all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted


Stamps: sentimental holiday
paper: white, asparagus
ink: bamboo, white, ladybug red
misc: gina k red ribbon, button, custom cut file, foam squares, sparkle gel pen

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Inspirational Blog Hop: Day 3 & announcement

For some CRAZY reason, I could not upload this to blogger to announce Anita joining my FabFour Design team. It was taking FOREVER and A DAY. Well, today is a new day...and it finally works!
Please welcome Anita Recksiedler to the Fabulous Four!
 Yesterday she posted a beautiful card with the Deck The Halls set on her blog!
Thank you Anita for joining my personal design team! YAY!





The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team 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 Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!


The first set I am playing with today is City Of David (part of the Stamp TV kit). I LOVE this set! LOVE IT!  Here is my favorite card. I love the designer paper from the Merry Little Christmas pack. 


 Same stamp set (City of David) with some of those adorable images. I love the sentiment. I used copics to create the dawn scene....I imagine them walking across the cold desert....


 Oh my gosh, this Holiday Tags set is so SUPER cute. I love this little penguin. I was attempting (for about 10 minutes) to take pictures of my cards. I must have a half dozen of the card flipping over...Thank you Sandy! This was the best I could do. I put the penguin on some stickle/ice...I love him!

 Finally, a clean and simple card with the Merry Little Christmas set ALSO in the Stamp TV kit! TWO SETS? Wahooo! This one was so super simple. I stamped the holly berry twice - once directly on the card and once on a scrap piece and layered it on top. Super simple and clean, and I love the sentiment in chocolate brown! 

 Are you ready to see what the other ladies have in store for y'all?


all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted

City Of David Swirly Card

stamps: City Of David (Merry Little Christmas Stamp TV kit)
paper: Merry Little Christmas, honey mustard
ink: peanut brittle, chocolate, black
misc: custom cut file

City Of David Sunrise Card

stamps: City Of David (Merry Little Christmas Stamp TV kit)
paper: sweet corn, sweet mango, white
ink: black, copics
misc: custom cut file


Holiday Tag Penguin Card

stamps: Holiday Tags
paper: white, fresh asparagus, cherry red, jelly bean green
ink: black, bamboo leaves
misc: custom cut file, circle punch, swiss dots folder, stickles


Merry Little Christmas Holly Card

stamps: Merry Little Christmas Stamp TV kit
paper: ivory
ink: bamboo leaves, chocolate, copics
misc: corner punch, red bling gems

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