Monday, June 2, 2014




This is my first Blog Hop as a New member of Gina K's Design Team
I want to say "I am very blessed to have this opportunity to Design for Gina, and to be apart of Her Wonderful Design Team."    
  I look forward to Lots of Fun and Creating.       
                                                                                                                 

You Ready, Lets Hop !!!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, 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 ONE winner and the prize is a Grab Bag of fabulous Vintage Cuts and Shapes that match the Here Comes The Sun STV Kit plus some other embellishments and goodies that match the kit!!!! To see the winner, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.
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OK...Summer is at hand, and with this kit you will surly make some fabulous cards for summertime…. Well, for anytime. The images are really large, and wonderful.  
I made a lot of cards with both of these sets.  I will use them over and over. 

This is the first card I made with this Ship to Shore set. 
I used, In the Navy & White Gina K Designs pure luxury card stock.I made a wood looking background and used Gina K's Navy and White inks. Stamped the image & the sentiment in Navy also. Added bling and made a knot with twine for the sentiment. 

                                                               
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        I used Gina K. Designs In the Navy and Kraft card stock. I love this DP with all the different colors in it. I made the waves curvy. Stamped them in Gina K's Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea, & Navy inks. I also used GKD inks in White for the seagulls and Black for the sentiment. Black embossed the Image to give it a little shine. Added black brads that come in the kit. I added some white twine.  The wings on the birds were colored with a black marker.   

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     On this third card here I used Gina K Designs heavy weight card stock in White. Then a layer of Ocean mist and the wonderful wavy DP. Toped that with In the Navy and White card stock also form Gina K Designs. I used inks by GKD in Powder Blue, Navy, Ocean Mist and Turquoise Sea, & Black. 
                          
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Now for the floral images on the Flower Builders set. I used Grass Green, Black Onyx and White card stock from Gina K Designs. The DP, ribbon, & the black brads that are in this kit and I used Dylusions ink spray for the background.

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I love this Big Flower. This card is made with the following Gina K Designs product, Pure Luxury card stock in Turquoise Sea, Black Onyx, & White layering weight. The wonderful DP is in this kit and the Ribbon as well. Added a tiny bit of bling. With this Gorgeous paper and Awesome flower I didn't want to bling it up to much. 

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The last card is CAS for sure… LOL. I did a base in Gina K Designs Black Onyx, and toped it with  White layering weight card stock. Stamped this great flower image colored and added the sentiment. Both are stamped in Black ink from GKD. 



I really hope you have enjoyed the hop so far. There is a lot of inspiring cards waiting to be seen. Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win something fabulous from Gina K Designs @ StampTv. You can find the kit at :
http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=2155&categoryId=41



Hope you all are inspired by the fabulous creations from the Design Team.                                       

Have fun and Create !!!


Enjoy Your Hop!

                                     Karen Day Hightower  ( You are Here )

Thank You For Stopping By
Have a great day!

64 comments:

catdidit said...

We are sooo very thrilled and blessed to have you on the team too Karen! Looking forward to working with ya! So enjoyed our chat!

And your creations are so rocking! I truly LOVE that one with the checkered ribbon..AND love the ship with the anchor and the stormy skies!

grandmato20 said...

I think all of your cards are fabulous! What a novel idea to make the woodgrain blue in the first card - absolutely LOVE it! :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I can't decide which is my favorite... I think it is the ship with the anchor. Great cards!!! So glad to be designing with you!

Tricia

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Karen, your cards are gorgeous!!!! So glad you have joined the team, you are such a wonderful inspiration for creating cards!

Cindy Horvath said...

LOVE the floral cards - the ink spray one is my fav. Something else to experiment with now.

Teri said...

All gorgeous!

scrappinmommom said...

Karen you did a great job on your first blog hop. All of your cards are so pretty and I look forward to seeing more of your inspirations.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! No wonder Gina picked you for a permanent member. Your cards are all so fantastic. I love them all. Congratulations my dear!

Nana Griffin said...

These are all very lovely! I love your blue woodgrain pattern, nicely done.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Karen- you did such a great creative job, making these cards. They are lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Shari M said...

Great cards, like all of them.

Gayle said...

Amazing cards, Karen, your anchor card is so very creative. Loving them all.

Daphne Baker said...

Very nice! I love the misted background. Great job! Love these blog hops!

klarcher said...

Oh how wonderful, reading down through your post I became more of a fan with each card

kgraham said...

What great card designs you have! I love all these cards. You've given me some new ideas. Thanks.

Dee Earnshaw said...

I can see why you are on the design team These cards are GORGEOUS. I can't decide which one I like best - they are all amazing.

cmarie said...

You did such a different and amazing job with the sets. Enjoying all your cards.

Yogismom said...

Oh my gosh! I don't know which card is my favorite. You are very talented and I love all your ideas. I think the first card with the anchor is really good, but honestly, I would use any of them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

I am very picky when comes to men card. But, I love your cards these would make great men cards. And you have great ideals!

Melanie said...

I love the anchored boat and the blue floral is so gorgeous!

Regina said...

All of your cards are fantastic. There are so many great designs and creative ways to use the stamps.

Gabi said...

Karen, your cards inspire me! You have once again created some real beauties!

Lisa K said...

Your cards are great! So many ideas with this new set.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

WOW, you were ambitious LOL. Love all your cards, couldn't pick a favorite. Love the sprayed background, love the color combos. The new DP looks great! Glad you are now a DT member

Cammi said...

Welcome to the team...and, I must say, a very good addition !! Really like all your ideas!, thanks for sharing!

Sharon Underwood said...

Oh, my goodness, Karen! What awesome cards! Now I KNOW I have to get that kit! Love every one of them!

Sharyn Polesel said...

What a great job you are doing! Love all of the cards, but the sweet one with the boat and anchor makes me smile. lol

Sharon Kent said...

Great cards. I love nautical cards.

Sue D said...

Great cards. I really like the nautical themed cards.

Leslie said...

OMG, Karen, these are ALL fantastic! I love your work, and Gina definitely knows how to pick 'em! You are an excellent addition to her team! I'm so happy for you!

Donna Phelan said...

Well I was going to say I love your nautical cards until I saw your floral ones.....LOVE them ALL! Fabulous colors and design. Yay to you!!! Well done, Karen! xo~

Andrea Lovesscrabble said...

Hi Karen! How did you make the blue wood panels? That is beyond awesome looking!

Your cards are fantastic!
- Andrea

Unknown said...

Love the nautical themes!

spolack@cox.net

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Your colors are so beautiful!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Your cards are awesome! Thank you for all the inspiration! Looking forward to many more from you in the future.

Ann De Valk said...

I like them all. My favorite is the anchor tied to the ship.

Debbie Corbari said...

Oh My WOW! WOW WOW WOW! I am in complete awe of your talent Karen! Every single one of these is fabulous...that ship & anchor card is absolutely GENIUS!

Louise H. said...

Karen, I think all your cards are lovely. I love your techniques from the bling to the CAS card. Thanks for the great ideas.

Cathy Montoya said...

All the cards are beautiful. Can't wait for my kit.

Barbara said...

You were a busy girl, and where do you get all of the wonderful ideas? Gina did good when she added you to the team. I am not sure which one I like best, as I like them all. Hmm maybe the first one, or the flower. OMG

Sean Fetterman said...

We are so happy to have you on the team Karen! You are totally knocked it out of the park for your first blog hop!!! Amazingly gorgeous projects! Can't wait for our next Google chat! Love ya! Seanie

Nancy said...

This post shows exactly why you were picked to be part of the team. You are AMAZING!!!! Love each and everyone of these Karen. Blown away girl! Congrats again!

cairn1 said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS. THEY ARE ALL MY FAVORITES BECAUSE I CAN'T MAKE UP MY MIND. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Becki with an i blog said...

Congratulations on becoming a DT member. Love your cards. This is a wonderful release.

Robin said...

Wow Really love the blue wood background. Maybe a little tutorial? Please.

Julie S. said...

All of these cards are amazing, really like the sailboat with the anchor one especially.

Monica Depung said...

Love your cards. I find it hard to come up with "man cards" but all are nice. Thanks for sharing

Kristen V said...

Great cards! Thank you for the inspiration. I love the wood background in blue.

Susan White said...

I love all of your cards, but the nautical themed ones are always my favorites!!

Lagene said...

Fantastic cards! The blue flower card is my fav!

Judi said...

Loved all of the cards...the creativity blows my mind. Thanks for sharing

Sharon said...

Welcome! All great designs! I really like the first floral card - that background is amazing.

Jamie said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors. Nice touch with the "rope" from the ship to the anchor--so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Marty Keil said...

Oh my gosh, these are gorgeous cards. Great ideas. Thanks

Rosy Newlun said...

SWEET! Lovin' your cards Karen. Great job! You know that twine on the anchor is sticking in my head so will have to CASE lol ♥

dobie1950 said...

I ordered my kit and I am waiting patiently for its arrival. I love all of the layouts.

Cheryl S. said...

Wonderful cards and I would love to learn how you made the wood background.

Cheryl S. said...

Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration using these great new stamps. Love the nautical cards!

The Mosher's said...

I can see clearly why they picked you to be on their design team. These are some awesome cards. I loved them all.

Laura's New Place said...

Your cards all all great! Like this kit!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

In case I haven't said it, congratulations on becoming a member of the Design Team. All your cards showcasing the new stamp set are beautiful. Love the little anchor, the sentiments and the simplicity of your last card. Great job and thanks for the inspiration!

Helena Wilde said...

Beautiful cards,wonderful inspiration, and the blue floral is so gorgeous.Lots of love from Helena

Barbara Howell said...

Karen congratulations on becoming a member of the Gina K design team. Your contribution on this first blog hop is fantastic. All of your cards are great.

Marilyn Stephens said...

Thus is my first comment ever! I love the sentiments you have used. They are inspirational and full of love. My eyes go straight to the sentiment on a card.