Thursday, February 8, 2018

Gina K. Designs introduces: Furry Friends

 Welcome to the Gina K. Designs "Furry Friends" stamp set blog hop. First and foremost, I want to introduce you to my furry friends, Percy Jackson and Maximus Gunnar.  They are both miniature golden doodles. They also both have instagram accounts (percythegolden_ and  maxthedoodle_)if you want to follow them!

And speaking of instagram - I am now going to be putting my cards on  my instagram account: {HERE}

These pups are full of energy and certainly keep me and the kids on our toes! 

For some reason, Max loves to get in trouble more than Percy! This time, he decided to jump in the fire pit and sniff around in the soot. He must have thought there were s'mores or something in there!



I am pretty sure this time Max was blaming Percy, but they were both caught digging in the yard!



Percy was all smiles when we had a snow storm last month!


This is one of my favorites: Max deciding to go down the pool slide.  He sat there for quite some time before I realized where he was.  No he does not swim! They both hate getting wet!




And this was today, during Winter Storm Liam! The snow was chest deep and very fluffy - perfect for frolicking!

So for the people in your life who love their furry friends, Gina K. Designs now offers Furry Friends!

Two separate stamp sets with matching die cuts!

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Here are the cards which I created with these sets:




Here is a closer look at the kitty card! I used a base weight of white with some Gina K. Designer paper from my stash.  I die cut the cat and the paws (three times). The dies are attached with foam circles to pop them off the page a bit.  Any cat lover would be Purrfectly Pleased to receive this card!  



Ack! I cannot stand the cuteness of this dog!  This is what I wake up to every day. Max (the little dog) sleeps on the bed with me and wakes up so happy every morning. Percy is happy too, but impatient and he steals my slippers and brings them to the front stairs (to move me along).  For some reason I hear Randy Jackson's voice when I look at the sentiment! Ha Ha!


So - take a look around the other design team's blogs to give them some love!

Stop by each of the blogs below, give them some Valentine's love and you could be entered for a prize from Gina K. Designs!  There will be one $50 gift certificates chosen from the comments on ALL the blog posts! 







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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Gina K. Designs Share the Love with Foil-Mates Blog Hop





Hi everyone! Welcome to the Gina K. Designs Share the Love with Foil Mates Blog Hop!  I love using foil mates - my KIDS love watching the papers transform into such beautiful bling - they swipe the cards from my hands before the adhesive is even dry!  This one is super cute but SO hard to photograph!  I tried a few angles so you can see how truly spectacular the shine is!  






I used some pinks and blacks together to create this card.  It may be a nice card to slip in Todd's backpack for when he travels - which has been a TON lately! It's always nice to feel loved!





Do you have any fun Valentine Traditions? I usually give each of the kids something special - and this year, I even hired my friend Heather (who puts together gift boxes) to create an extra special something for my daughter, Karen who is away at college.  She needs to feel the love too! This year Todd and I are celebrating with my favorite musician - Elton John - in Las Vegas!  This year I hope we don't get stranded in Vegas!

Have a super day and a wonderful Valentine's Day
  and now hop on over to the next blog!


Stop by each of the blogs below, give them some Valentine's love and you could be entered for a prize from Gina K. Designs!  There will be one $50 gift certificates chosen from the comments on ALL the blog posts! So hop over to ALL the blogs and leave some love! That will buy a lot of Foil-Mates!







Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gina K. Designs January 2018 New Release Blog Hop: Day Three

Hey Everyone - welcome to day 3 of the New Release Blog Hop!
Today we are featuring Gina's new Hearts & Flowers StampTV Kit and the You Get Me incentive set!






Finally, I created this cute little card, combining Emmy & Riley Flamingo with the sentiments from the new incentive set! 


Stop by each of them, give them some love and you could be entered for a prize from Gina K. Designs!  There will be one of 3 $25 gift certificates chosen from the comments on ALL the blog posts! So hop over to ALL the blogs and leave some love! 


Sound fun (and free?)....


Gina K.

Beth Silaika (that's still me)
Cathy Tidwell
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Lisa Hetrick
Melanie Muenchinger 
Rema Deleeuw
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber

& Special Guest Designer Sean Fetterman


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Gina K. Designs January 2018 New Release Blog Hop: Day Two

Welcome to day two of the Gina K. Designs new release blog hop. Today we are featuring Theresa's Enchanted Garden, Lisa Hetrick's You Are set and Claire Brennan's Geo Thanks set.



The Enchanted Garden set is so cute. It reminds me of Finding Neverland (love that musical)....made me cry! 
I stamped the fairy dust first with black ink and then sprinkled it with glitter and heat embossed it. The dust actually glitters (hard to see in the photo). The fairy and sentiment are also stamped in black. I used watercolors for the background and then used a white gel pen to make stars. 


This card uses black ink that is sprinkled with glitter and heat embossed. The whole card shimmers!  I stamped the moon and fairy ink white ink and then sprinkled them with glitter and heat embossed them. This card is so shimmery in real life! 

Oh my gosh! I love this set! It is so funky!  I stamped the images on the white heavy Gina K. card base.  Then I colored everything.  I didn't love it. So I stamped the flowers again - trimmed and colored them and popped them up on the base and I love it!




This card is so simple! I stamped the image on glossy paper and colored it with spectrum noir markers in pinks and reds.  It really looks like stained glass or a ruby heart in real life! 



I had such high expectations of this set - I love it but the photo does not do the colors justice.  The flowers and wreath are stamped in white ink, heat embossed with white and colored with spectrum noir markers which pops off the page. Sentiment stamped in mango and black.  I added some gems to the wreath!

This one is stamped on lemon base with lemon and white ink. I added some white embossing powder to make it pop, them stamped the flower and sentiment in lemon ink. I added some yellow gems to the center of the flowers. 






Finally, I combined Emmy & Riley with Lisa's You Are set. I added the soccer ball! So cute! Wouldn't this be amazing for a little soccer player - or a soccer coach?



I love your feedback!  Which card did you like/love/hate




Stop by each of them, give them some love and you could be entered for a prize from Gina K. Designs!  There will be one of 3 $25 gift certificates chosen from the comments on ALL the blog posts! So hop over to ALL the blogs and leave some love!  Sound fun (and free?)....


Theresa Momber - Illustrator of Enchanted Garden
Lisa Hetrick - Illustrator of You Are

Claire Brennan - Illustrator of Geo Thanks
Beth Silaika (that's still me)
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Idlet
Gina K.
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger 
Rema Deleeuw
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber
Special Guest Designer Sean Fetterman


Thanks for stopping by!



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Monday, January 15, 2018

Gina K. Designs January 2018 New Release Blog Hop: Day One

Hey Everyone! Happy 2018!


The Cast and Crew for Gina K.Designs welcomes you to a blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by the illustration team from Gina K. Designs!  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 Melanie's new Stately Flowers 12 set and my latest stamp set called Emmy & Riley Flamingos. To see everything that is new, simply click on the What's New link on Gina K. Designs website! 


Here is a card which I made with Mel's flower set. I stamped the flowers with Gina K. White ink and then used white embossing powder to really make it pop. I used some spectrum noir markers to color in parts of the flowers to give it some depth.  Sentiment is stamped in black ink. 




The latest stamp set in my collection is named after my twin nieces, Emmy and Riley.  They are identical twins, and until maybe 3 years ago, I could not tell them apart. Seriously! I would have to yell Riley, and when she turned, I would make a mental note of the color she was wearing.  Now they are completely different so I can tell them apart! They are both sassy, smart and fabulous!  That is why some of the mix and match sentiments are very sassy!



This first card features both the flamingos, and some of the mix and match sentiments. I stamped on the kraft base and colored with spectrum noir markers. I used black and pink passion inks for the sentiment! The grass was hand drawn with spectrum noir markers. 




This clean and simple card features one of the fun sentiments! I stamped the image right on the alcohol ink sponged layer (on glossy paper). 



This card features one of the sassy sentiments! I colored the image right on the innocent pink base. Sentiment is a mix of black and pink passion inks. 


This creative group has a few new faces in 2018! Stop by each of them, give them some love and you could be entered for a prize from Gina K. Designs!   There will be one of 3 $25 gift certificates chosen from the comments on ALL the blog posts! So hop over to ALL the blogs and leave some love! Sound fun (and free?)....


Melanie Muenchinger - Illustrator of Stately Flowers 12
Beth Silaika (that's me) - Illustrator of Emmy & Riley Flamingo
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Idlet
Gina K.
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Lisa Hetrick
Rema Deleeuw
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber
& Special Guest Designer Sean Fetterman


Thanks for stopping by!


all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




Monday, October 23, 2017

Gina K. Designs: Merry & Bright StampTV Kit Inspiration Blog Hop



The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fantastic blog hop celebrating the new Merry & Bright StampTV Kit. Today, the Cast & Crew has prepared some amazing and beautiful projects to share with you! Join us by hopping along on all of the Cast & Crew blogs to see the wide variety of samples. These will give you ideas as you create your own projects when you receive the set for yourself. Make sure to leave a comment on the blog because we will be giving away a prize! I think when Gina totaled the value of the kit - it was over $110 worth of goodies!


Here are some of the samples I created with the kit!


This first card uses the two separate sentiments Happy and Hanukkah, stamped in moonlit fog. I stamped a strip of moonlight fog paper with moonlit fog ink, using the pretty snowflake from the set. 


The snowflakes were stamped on the kraft base and then sprinkled with gina k glitter. It is really hard to see the sparkle on this card! The merry merry christmas was stamped in white ink on the red paper, but I really wanted it to pop, so I embossed it with white embossing powder. 


Traditional colors with this card - the sentiment was stamped first with red ink on Gina K. heavy base white. The holly branch was stamped and then I used a glue pen to cover the image and sprinted it with the gina k glitter. 


Simple tag card with the gina k die cut in red, adhered to a moonlit fog card base.  The sentiment is stamped in black ink. The poinsettia is stamped in red with some gold dots provided by a gold leaf pen. 



Enjoy the gorgeous holiday inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop will win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gina K. Designs October 2017 Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 2 (Noelle Mouse, Purrfect Christmas & Scripty Holidays)



Today, The Cast and Crew for Gina K.Designs welcomes you to a blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by the illustration team from Gina K. Designs!  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 $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here is the project I have created for today’s hop:


I am starting with Chris' set - This clean and simple design shows two of the cat images in the set. I stamped the mouse asleep on the back of one of the cats!  Ha ha!

 Another clean and simple card using Chris' set - I stamped the images in black and colored with spectrum noir. The ornaments and star were stamped with a gold pen.



Noelle is named after my niece!  She is a cutie pie and so is this stamp.  For this first card, I used a super wet watercolor brush and some white ink.  It wasn't dark enough so I sprinted on some white embossing powder and then it popped off the card like a snow splatter. I stamped the mouse, the hat and the candy cane. They were fussy cut and colored with spectrum noir markers. The sentiment was stamped and cut out, then adhered with a foam square.

This card was created with watercolor paper. I stamped Noelle first, then colored around her with watercolors and used a white gel pen to create the stars. Looked like a night sky to me! Noelle and the holly were colored with spectrum noir markers.


This clean and simple card was fun to color. I love Noelle peeking out from the top corner. The tree is super easy to color too!


This clean and simple card uses the sentiment from the new stamp tv kit and the present is from the Noelle Mouse set. The card possibilities are endless with the different stamps in the set!


Finally, I wanted to showcase the Scripty Holidays incentive set. This is a great set of four sentiments which pair so well with images from the Noelle Mouse set. I love the thought of sending a handmade card to my kids teachers during the holidays. I also have teacher aides, music teachers, select chorus teachers, bus drivers and swim coaches to make cards for.  While I love the multi layer cards - the extra time and effort it takes to make them is mind boggling when you take into account the amount of cards I would need to make.  I also like the idea of having my kids help out, so using a clean & simple design is the way to go.  For the next two cards, all you need is black ink and a pre-folded card (kraft or white). 

Stamp the sentiment and image in black and use either watercolors, markers or gel pens to color in the image. 

For this first card I used a kraft base and used spectrum noir markers to color in. 


This second card uses the sentiment from the Scripty Holidays incentive set. I used the ornament balls from the Noelle Mouse set and "hung them with care" right under the sentiment. I colored with spectrum noir markers in greens and reds. I left a small space to use a coordinating sparkle gel pen to "attach" it to the script. 

Both these examples could easily be replicated, especially using a misti!  Projects like these are also portable to swim meets, basketball tournaments, (insert weekend long sporting event with your kids).  


Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out the entire stamp and die set as well as all of the new stamp sets by the illustrators from this month in the “What’s New” section!

Now it is time to hop!




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