Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Gina K Designs – October Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 3


October 2016 – Ian Moose and Claire’s sets
Inspiration Blog Hop - Day Three


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Home for the Holidays StampTV Kit and a number of gorgeous stamp sets by our illustrator team! 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 Beth Silaika’s new “Ian Moose” stamp set and Claire Brennan’s new stamp sets: Nordic Winter, ‘Tis the Season, Festive Foliage and Compliments of the Season. Beth’s set, “Ian Moose” is the most adorable moose with cute accompanying images and fun sentiments! Claire’s stamp sets are the best in classic and traditional stamps celebrating this holiday season!   




Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.


The first card with Claire's set is from Nordic Winter

Clean & Simple all the way!


This next card was exactly what I saw when I first saw the set - a 1980's winter sweater that I wore to a retreat in the Adirondacks with my church's youth Group. Stamped image and then trimmed out the v neck collar and added the collar detail. Buttons finish the design!


This uses those beautiful fonts from 'Tis the Season

Faint images of snowflakes in the watercolored area (from the incentive set)













The pretty fonts pair so nicely with the designer paper which Gina is releasing this month!


Are you ready for Ian? He was named after my sister's son (who turns two this week)!  They have a mutual love of moose and the Adirondacks! 


I wanted to show that Ian can also be used for love notes or valentines! 


The moose antics continue with other images in the set - these cardinals love to stir up fun!



I made this simple tag with a strip of the designer paper from Gina's set and some fun coloring!



I made sure that Ian was dressed warm - he has ear muffs and can even be dressed in an ugly sweater for the holidays!


Here is a card made with the Holly Jolly Incentive set!


This is also made with the Holly Jolly incentive set - pairs so well with the designer paper from this month's Gina K. release!




Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Beth Silaika illustrator of Ian Moose
Claire Brennan - 
Nordic Winter, ‘Tis the Season, Festive Foliage and Compliments of the Season



Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!

all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted



74 comments:

Theresa said...

Fabulous cards, Beth! Love your new set. :)

Claire Brennan said...

Super cute cards all Beth, but I am in stitches over Ian's onesie!! LOL, too cute!!!

Jeanne Jordan said...

Ian is adorable. I can see why he is one of your favorites! All of your cards are inspiring. This release looks terrific. Ordered the kit and can't wait to play!

Melanie said...

Lol on the little earmuffs! My faves today are the CAS Nordic tree, that is so elegant and I love your sweater and story!

El Ivens said...

Ian is so adorable. Love all of your cards, thanks for the inspiration and Ian.

Cathy Tidwell said...

omg, that moose dressed is too stinking cute! and love your 'sweater' card too! all rock!

Karen Hightower said...

I love all the cards, but I must say I almost spit out my coffee when I saw Ian in his sweater! He is so precious! I love the earmuffs too! All your cards are wonderful! :) <3

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beth- Awesome cards and I do love Ian- so cute!

Sandie said...

Ian is so cute! Especially in a sweater!! Loved mooses since Bullwinkle and Rocky back in the 60's. That sweater card tho is OVER THE MOON special. As a knitter, I would NEVER have thought a card could look like a Fair Isle sweater. AMAZING and THANK YOU!! All great cards!

Bonnie said...

Sweater is too cute.

Cindy M said...

Your cards are so inspiring, so many choices with this release, love them all!

Nana Griffin said...

Cool ideas. So many wonderful looking cards.

Lisa K said...

So awesome that you have a nephew that you named the Ian Moose after. Love these ideas. You make mass producing easy!

Barbara Staradumsky said...

WOW..I need that sweater!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

So cute, love all of them!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Fabulous cards Beth! From the first CAS card to the last. I like how you showed Ian the Moose for a Valentine's Day card and his being dressed up nice and warm is way to cute. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sherrie Johnson said...

Every single one of these cards is beautiful. I'm especially drawn to any of those "moosey" cards! lol...and I really love that sweater card!

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous cards, Beth! Love how you created the sweater card and your new Ian set is too cute!!

Gabi said...


well, Beth, I simply moose tell you how wonderful your cards and tags are! What a cute little guy Ian is! I do love the sweater card you created, too!

Gabi said...


well, Beth, I simply moose tell you how wonderful your cards and tags are! What a cute little guy Ian is! I do love the sweater card you created, too!

Marge Burns said...

super cards, keep up the good work.

Sherry said...

very pretty cards and that moose with the sweater and ear muffs is toooo cute!

Susan Wareham said...

Great cards love them all

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the sweater card.
All of the cards are clean and crisp
and so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

Pennie Glasser said...

I love all the cards with the moose on it. Very nice

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card designs and very inspiring for us who have to make holiday cards yet. I think Ian is so cute too, so that is a fun set of images.

Macimbalo said...

So many beautiful creations!!! Love that moose!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

How could you not fall in love with the moose? Love him in all his colors....thanks so much Beth!!!

Becky said...

Love the stamp set, and all your card creations! The sweater and earmuffs are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, Beth a wonderful set of gorgeous cards again (LOL) I can't decide which one I like best - I think it has to be Ian Moose in his 'ugly' Christmas sweater - such a funny card:)

itsablingfling said...

Cute cards. I can't wait to get my stamps.

itsablingfling said...

Cute cards. I can't wait to get my stamps.

Johanna said...

Love the ugly sweater moose and instead of ugly he has become cute. I also liked the Nordic sweater card you made. Sweater cards are all over Pinterest so this is keeping with the trends for sure.

Cherri B said...

I love Ian Moose - can't wait to get it!

Jean said...

WOnderful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon said...

Great designs! Especially the sweater card!

Talitha Wright said...

Love your cards and Ian is so cute!

Talitha Wright said...

Love your cards and Ian is so cute!

Talitha Wright said...

Love your cards and Ian is so cute!

Talitha Wright said...

Love your cards and Ian is so cute!

Retta Lutte said...

I am lovin' me some Ian! Love all your cards, as well!!! So cute!

RW Douglass said...

These are so fun. Ugly sweater on Ian was hilarious!

Sharon said...

Absolutely love Ian. Great cards!

Clare said...

Ian is so cool. Just love the way you do your cards.

Tina Riddle said...

Love the Ian the Moose set and love all of your creations! Loving the cardinals in the set too! They are so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

Violet said...

The moose in the ugly sweater is perfect! Love it.

Gayle said...

Wonderful cards and stamp set.

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful cards and such a cute stamp set!

Sue LD said...

Very creative designs.

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE your sweater card....and your Moose card....and your Tag....Oh heck love me' all! :)

Barbara Green said...

Love all of you r cards. Thank you for sharing

Ladyj711 said...


More great cards , there are so many great options. Lovely

Tami Priebe said...

Love your cards, that moose is adorable!!

Kay S said...

Fabulous cards! Ian Moose is so darn cute, especially in his "ugly sweater!"

Dawn Begun said...

Ian Moose appears to be a good friend of yours. :-)
Loved all of your cards!

Lynn Cromrich said...

I love the sweater card and all the rest. The ugly sweater moose is adorable!

sherri said...

The clear simplicity and fun of your ideas are a heartwarming

ldiggs said...

Great inspiration! I'm in love with this darling moose!

cjgusloff57 said...

Cute and lovely cards!

Sharon Underwood said...

Beth, your cards are so cute! I'm falling in love with that Moose!

Sharon Underwood said...

Beth, your cards are so cute! I'm falling in love with that Moose!

Nana Griffin said...

Cute ideas. The moose is so cute.

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards

Kathleen

ShelleyV said...

Lots of great inspiration, Beth, and Ian looks soooo cute dressed up!

Donna Idlet said...

Love your cards Beth! Love how you created the sweater card and I'm in love with your Ian set.

Ladyj711 said...

Great cards Beth. I just love that moose and that tree. Can a moose climb a tree?
Maybe on a card Front! Anything is possible there...

Maggie Miller said...

That moose is great. Beautiful cards.

Sherry said...

Wow so many cool ideas. I love the nordic sweater card. thanks for sharing your talents

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Love all the ideas for these wonderful images!

Carolina Kathy said...

Some really great cards! Such good ideas! TFS

Natalie Godfrey said...

WOW! What awesome cards you made. Great job they are so adorable.

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wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are all beautiful. I especially like the Valentine moose.

Phyllis Rodriguez said...

BETH ALL YOUR CARDS ARE GREAT LOVED THEM ALL .

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