Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fabulous Stamped Frames Hop

Good morning!  Today several members of the CardMaker Blog team and Gina K. Designs team are  showcasing stamps used in Melanie Muenchinger's newest book Fabulous Stamped Frames, published by Annie's. This cardmaking tutorial book features 36 projects using seven of Melanie's bold and line art frame stamp sets from Gina K. Designs.  These versatile sets each contain a frame stamp large enough to fill an A2 card front, which can be rotated portrait or landscape style, along with coordinating images and sentiments, that allow both beginners and advanced crafters to enjoy endless design possibilities for year-round themes, occasions and styles. Not all sets are needed to get a ton of instruction and ideas from this book! Melanie challenged us to each put our own spin on one of the sets, so we hope you enjoy what you see today!  She and Gina will be sharing videos as well to show more of the book and some of the stamps in action.

 Here is what I made:

I have been on a clean and simple kick lately and found that this stamp set allowed me to make quick C&S cards.  
I used some Gina K. designer paper for the banner and then used some punched flowers, which I stamped with the circle stamp from Lots of Dots using blue raspberry ink. I used the same ink on the sentiment.


For this next card, I stamped the mosaic background in black ink on red card stock.  I also stamped it in black ink on white card stock and trimmed out the two rectangles. I stamped the polkadot background from from Lots of Dots using red ink and turned it into a birthday present using Gina K. Ribbon.  The sentiment is from the inspiration mosaic set. 


Finally, I created this card using the sentiment from inspiration mosaic.  I love the sentiment and immediately thought of using the moon from Weather or Not and the star cluster from Wicked.  I colored the moon with copic markers and added stickles to the stars and moon to give it some glitz!
Finally, I created this card for our Pastor's wife who recently celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Deaconess in the church.  I used the sentiment from Inspiration mosaic.  I used the stamp from the latest Theresa Momber set Up and Away. I stamped in the flower bunch in sweet corn and then went over it with white ink, slightly off to give the flowers some dimension. Super simple card!


I hope you enjoyed my samples from this wonderfully versatile set! I love how I can pair it up with some of the other Gina K. sets which I have in my collection.

 Here are the images that are included in the Inspiration Mosaic stamp set:
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There is also a prize! A gift certificate to use on any sets, templates, digital paper or studio cut files in Melanie's line of Gina K. Designs productsTo enter, leave a comment on the blogs in our hop today.   One commenter will be randomly chosen and posted Friday on Gina's Blog.  The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win.  Finally, all seven sets frame stamp sets are all on sale for the first time ever. Take this opportunity to stock up on your favorites or complete your collection.  See full details for the prize and the sale on Gina's blog.

Please enjoy the hop!  Good luck on winning the gift certificate!  Thanks for hopping today!



What is better than a SALE? Click HERE for the sets at Gina K. Designs included in this special offer:




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Friday, July 26, 2013

50th Anniversary Card

Can you imagine being married for 50 years to the love of your life? Wow! I recently learned that it was our Pastor's 50th wedding anniversary with his wife and made a quick and easy card with some Gina K. stamps!  I used a kraft base and some of the latest designer paper called Fishy Fiesta.  I stamped the adirondack chairs in Theresa's By the Sea in versamark The 50th Anniversary sentiment is from Tami's Simple Numbers set.
 



  

Todd and I recently celebrated our 20th anniversary. We met in high school in 1985!  How long have you been with your significant other?

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lots of Dots Alphabet Graduation Card


It was super easy to customize this graduation card with school colors.  I used christmas pine card base and then stamped the sentiment using Lots of Dots Alphabet
using northern pine ink.

What were your school colors? We were silver & red (the Silver Warriors of Niskayuna).  My kids are white and green (Plainsmen). 


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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Gina K. Designs Blog Hop: Beautiful Banners & Darling Divas


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 StampTV a few days after the hops.



Who doesn't think this would be a great card for someone who is constantly on Facebook?!?! It uses Becky's woodgrain background along with the "like-thumbs up" and letters from Lots of Dots.


I used the & from Becky's set, along with the letters from Lots of Dots in the wedding colors -- to create this simple wedding card!


Now on to the Diva's!


Using this set makes me want to go back to Hawaii and eat mango!

This "tag" card was super easy to make using the smaller images from the set! Wouldn't this be cute to give to someone heading to Hawaii for vacation...or someone moving away! 


I used the sentiment and iron along with the frame from Lots of dots to create this CAS card!
 

I found humor placing the wrinkled ribbon under the sentiment "Thanks for helping me iron it out!"

 
I don't run. If you see me running 
call the police (or animal control, because there is probably an alligator on the back of a shark on the back of a bear...which is chasing me) and start running yourself!
 
 
 

So many of my friends run -- and I think this would be a great thing to give to them the day before the big race (along with a basket of treats to devour after the 5K or marathon)The frame from Lots of Dots alphabet makes a cute tag!




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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Gina K. Designs Blog Hop: Up, Up & Away and Lots Of Dots Alphabet





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 StampTV a few days after the hops.


Today I am featuring Theresa's Up, Up & Away set, along with my Alphabet set!

 First up, a graduation card which I made with our school colors! Super easy! You can customize your card with school colors and embellish with ribbons and layers! The possibilities are endless!


 
 YOLO!  Great card to stuff a $20 and give to a college student heading off for their first year of classes! Put a note inside saying "For emergencies....don't do anything I wouldn't do!"




 Valentines could be super easy with the alphabet set.  It's easy to mass produce these CAS one layer cards!

 Teen Text-speak is the norm now -- so creating a fun birthday card for the teen in your life is super easy with the Lots of Dots alphabet set.  Embellish with a button and this monochrome look is super clean and fun!  I used lots of dots circles on the background!



Theresa's set has some great sentiments in it which are great (and interchangeable) for birthday's, graduation, etc... 
This card uses some Gina K. designer paper along with a fun layout to focus on the sentiment!
 The delicate image from Theresa's set (along with a sentiment from her previous set) made for a super easy "thinking of you" card!  I also added the & from the Lots of dots alphabet to give it a touch of whimsey!
I am getting to that stage in life where I am attending more graduations than weddings -- my kids friends are growing up fast too! I used the school colors along with the sentiment from Theresa's set (and the numbers from Tami's set) to create this grad card.

Stop by to see what these talented ladies have in store today:
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Monday, July 15, 2013

Gina K. Designs Blog Hop: Stately Flowers 7 & Simple Numbers




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 StampTV a few days after the hops.


 First up is Melanie's set (Stately Flowers 7).  It is such an elegant set and easy to work with!  I love the sentiments!

 With this card, I was able to frame the main image in flowers! I used light color copics to really make the flowers pop!


I showed this wedding card the other day, which features Tami's Simple numbers and Debbie's diva set from the last release (Mr & Mrs. Diva)


Todd & I passed a milestone last month, celebrating our 20th anniversary.  I made this simple anniversary card using Tami's Simple Numbers, along with the Lots Of Dots background...


I shared this the other day, but it is here for an encore! I love being 29 *again*!


Swing by the other Illustrator and Designs Team member blogs to see what they have in store!



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Friday, July 12, 2013

Gina K. Designs July Release Party Roundup!


In case you were unable to attend the release party last night at StampTV, I am posting the cards which were shown by Gina (I was at a swim meet with the kids until 9:45 pm).  Here are the cards, in no particular order:

this card uses Becky's wood grain background and my new polka dot alphabet lower

Debbie's Marathon Diva set! So fun...this woman clearly has a bear chasing her!

The biggest joke in my house is that I actually have no idea how old I am because I have been 29 for so long.  This uses Tami & Theresa's newest sets!

I used some of Gina's designer paper along with Melanie's newest Stately Flowers 7 set

Close up of the sentiment 

Wedding card I made for Debbie's brother & his new wife using Tami's new set, along with Mr&Mrs Diva sentiment and rings (from last May's release)
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Gina K. Designs July Illustrator Blog Hop

Here is a quick little sneak peek of the sets available (I used Tami's "Happy, Birthday and TH" along with the wood grain background from Becky's set.  I added the numbers from my latest set too) -- creating this birthday card for a 13 year old boy! It's a fun little fold too, don't you think?




Check out what the other illustrators have in store:

 And remember, the release party starts at 7 pm in the StampTV forum tonight! There you will be able to see many other of the samples with these new sets! See you there! 

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