Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Introducing: Stippled Nature

Today is the day! Stippled nature will be available for purchase today at Gina K. Designs...and today is the release party for new sets available this month!

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog hop yesterday and leaving me a comment! I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and love! I am thrilled to be a part of something so fun and rewarding!

Here are a few more samples I created this month in my studio:

These are thank you cards which I created for the swim coaches! 
This first one is made with the Free Set from last month called Assorted Greetings. The designer paper is from the red carpet collection.  The flower is stamped twice and then cut out (but wouldn't it be super easy to have a SILHOUETTE CUT FILE at your disposal for the ENTIRE stamp set? There is a clear dew drop in the center of the flower.

This next card is also done with the designer paper from red carpet. It's a super clean, masculine design.

Finally, this last card is super easy. I used a square punch and a butterfly punch with the red carpet paper. I used a little red stickles in the middle of the butterfly to give it some bling!

The Blog Hop takes place today (Tuesday, July 31) at 11 am CENTRAL time on Gina's STAMP TV site! See you there!


all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Assorted Greetings (red card only)and Stippled Nature
Paper: Gina K. assorted card stock (summer pack) and red carpet designer paper
ink: ranger distress ink
misc: square punch, butterfly punch, corner rounder, stickles, button, dew drops, foam squares

Monday, July 30, 2012

New Release Preview Blog Hop for Gina K. Designs

Today I am proud to share some samples which I created with my new stamp set "Stippled Nature" which is available this month through Gina K. Designs.  

I used a kraft and dark chocolate card stock from Gina K. I also incorporated some designer {red carpet pack} pattered paper from Gina's collection. 

Here is a close up of the button/bakers twine and the heat embossing on the punched oval.

This card is made with more of the {red carpet pack} pattered paper along with some red hot card stock from the summer collection.

I added a dew drop to the center of the flower!   

Be sure to stop by the other AMAZING blogs that are participating in this blog hop....

Gina K
Beth Silaika
(you are here!)
Becky Oehlers

Melanie Muenchinger

Tami Mayberry

Theresa Momber

And BE SURE to stop by the RELEASE PARTY for Gina K. on Tuesday from 11:00 AM-1:00PM central time starting on the home page at www.stamptv.com.

all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted

paper: kraft, dark chocolate, designer paper from Red Carpet collection
ink: versamark, Tim Holtz distress ink (burlap)
misc: clear button, clear embossing powder, bakers twine
stamp set: Stippled Nature, available at Gina K. Designs 


paper: white, red hot, designer paper from Red Carpet collection
ink: Tim Holtz distress ink (walnut stain, barn door)
misc: dew drop
stamp set: Stippled Nature, available at Gina K. Designs 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Introducing the Fabulous Four

 The time has come for me to share some BIG news with you all! As you know, I recently became a member of the Gina K. Designs family. I will be introducing my stamps each month with Gina K. and I am really excited for this opportunity!

  One of the BEST things about this industry is the friendships which you form, both online and in real life. I have been incredibly blessed to be surrounded by the most incredible women in this industry. So much of my success is because of the support of my friends in this new adventure.  I asked four BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED ladies to help me use their incredible creativity to showcase my stamp sets. I would like to now introduce you to the Fabulous Four (in no particular order):


You can check out their blogs here:

Debbie Corbari: Doodle Designs
Cindy Coutts: Cindy Coutts Designs
Valerie Stangle: {Stampin' Gal Val}
Cindy Lawrence: The Creative Closet 

Stop by and give those ladies some LOVE!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 2012: Sneak Peek!

I am so excited that I can finally share a sneak peek of the set which I designed. This set, which comes out this month, is so different from ANYTHING I ever designed! It's got some great sentiments and some fun images which can be used throughout the year!


 all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Genevieve- from negative to positive

It has been quite some time since I have 1. stamped or 2. uploaded anything to the blog. I have taken on my new role as stamp designer with Gina K. Designs and I am thrilled to be back in the craft room - designing and stamping with the new stamps. Although I am not ready to reveal my new set yet, it is very fun to play with and I hope you will love it. Right now, we are in the midst of summer swimming and I took some time to stamp a card for my daughter Genevieve's 5th birthday (TODAY!). It would have been my Mother-in-law's birthday as well, but she passed away 13 years ago next month. I love that Genevieve and Joan share this special day. I know my mother-in-law would have ADORED all my children (Sadly, she only met Karen)...but would have been tickled pink to share her special day with my little lady!

This is a very simple card - I ran the (retired SU!) cardstock through my big shot with a butterfly die. I placed some patterned paper behind the negative image and added some buttons. I stamped the sentiment in the lower corner and adhered the negative image to the same color card base.


Stayed tuned to this blog for more announcements about my happenings with Gina K. Designs. I am thrilled to be the proud owner of a Silhouette Cameo. Did you see the {VIDEO} that Gina uploaded to StampTV the other day? I am excited to get started with mine! Do you have the cameo?

I am off to make a birthday cake and get ready for a swim meet tonight with all six kids.

paper: retired Stampin Up! and DCWV designer paper
ink: chocolate chip
misc: dimensionals, butterfly die, buttons

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