Monday, December 21, 2015

Gina K. Designs December Inspirational Blog Hop!

Good Monday Everyone!  :)
The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous
 Inspiration Blog Hop! This blog hop is for our December Release! 
We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along in the hop this month! Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies!!! 
To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.
Today we have two new set to showcase: First Up 
 Beth Silaika's new stamp set: 
How cute is that Hippo?

Here is a watercolored card using Beth's "Hippo Bird Day" Stamp Set
This one is done with the following Gina K. Designs Products:

* Stamp Set "Hippo Bird Day" by: Beth Silaika 
*Pure Luxury Card Stock: White Heavy Base Weight &
           Layering weight, Black Onyx, &Sweet Mango
*Premium Dye Ink: Black Onyx for the Greeting & Peach Bellini 
*Ribbon - Black Onyx Gingham
*Spectrum Aqua Markers

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This one was shown at the Release Party:

This was fun coloring all the hats for the background!
Using the following Gina K. Designs Products:
*Stamp Set "Hippo Bird Day" by: Beth Silaika
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base, 
          Layering Weight, Sweet Mango, & Black Onyx
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx 
*Spectrum Noir Markers
*Ribbon - Black Onyx Plaid 
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Next Up:
We have the new stamp set " Twine Time "
by: Melanie Muenchinger
There are so many possibilities using this set!  :) 


On this card I used the following Gina K. Designs Products:
*Stamp Set "Twine Time" - by: Melanie Muenchinger
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Red Hot, Black Onyx, & 
          White Layering Weight
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx
*Twisted Twine - Black Onyx & Red Hot

This is the one that was at the Release Party:
Love all the buttons!
I used the following Gina K. Designs Products for this card!
*Stamp Set "Twine Time" by: Melanie Muenchinger
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight, Layering
           Weight, & Dusty Rose    
*Premium Dye Inks - Dusty Rose, Passionate Pink, & Cherry Red
*On the Inside I add some PP from the 6x6 Patterned 
           Paper Pack Smitten   
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Thats all from me today!
Thank You So Much For Stopping By! 
 Hope you all have a fun time hopping and
 If you Celebrate…
"Merry Christmas to You and Your Family"
If not, then have a wonderful New Year! 
 :)  <3 (((Hugs)))             

Ready for more awesome creations?!
 Just click on the links below for more from the
 Illustrators and Design Team!!



 Gina K
  Beth Silaika - Illustrator of "Hippo Bird Day" stamp set
 Melanie Muenchinger - Illustrator of "Twine Time" stamp set
Allie Gower
Cat Tibwell
 Karen Hightower - You are here!
 Kendra Wietstock
 Sean Fetterman
 Silke Ledlow
 Susie Moore


Thank you for stopping by!
 Don’t forget to leave a comment for a 
chance to Win some Goodies…. 
And be sure to stop by the Gina K Designs Store
 to purchase these awesome stamp sets at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Stamp Tv Kit Addicts Group - Friday Funday!!!!! 12/4/15


Good-morning everyone!
   This is my First week in the Stamp Tv Addicts Group over at Stamp Tv!  I am really looking forward to this fun group and sharing fun stuff!  :)  If you are a member then you know our Tricia has decided to step down for the good of her family. She is such a awesome Lady & crafter and I know she will truly be missed, but she promises to come visit….  :)
   So this week I couldn't decide what I wanted to do first!  LOL   so many things in my head!  LOL
Melanie Muenchinger posted a video on inside out Cutaway Technique! So that inspired me, but I Wanted it a little different!  :)  I can't wait to try it like she did it, but I wanted to use some awesome Patterned Papers too!  I used the Sparkling Christmas stamp set that is in the "Sparkling Christmas" Stamp Tv Kit for the first two.
This is how I ended up doing the two cards:


I started with the stamp set Sparkling Christmas that is in the new Sparkling Christmas Stamp Tv Kit. Then a piece of White Heavy Base Pure Luxury Card Stock
Cut in half at 5 1/2". So I have a piece that is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  scored & folded at  4 1/4" (A2) size
Stamped the Snow Flakes & Greeting in Turquoise Sea & Ocean Mist
Then used my ruler to mark off the area I wanted to cut off! I really didn't measure that part, because  to me it is just where you want the snow flake to stand away from the card front!



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After cutting away the part marked and around my image 
I added the PP to the back side of the front of the card
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Also It is nice to finish the back side of your cards!
Well, I just couldn't stop there!  LOL!
I really enjoyed this technique, so I pulled out a older 
StampTv Kit Stamp Set "Merry Little Christmas" and used it for the next two!  :) 
But I had to use some of the new Patterned Paper "Sparkling Christmas"and a piece from the incentives paper pack!    I Love both those packs.

On this one the 1 3/4" piece of PP is attached to the inside, 
leaving enough room for the sentiment.


I decided to use the Holly Leaves!
I started with the same Heavy Base white card stock that measures 
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4 then fold.
I found these post it notes that are sticky on almost all of the back side!
made a mask, Didn't really need it on this one, but the second one, 
 I stamped 5 of the images in Fresh Asparagus Ink and I did use 2 masks. 
   

Drew the cut lines.

Cut it out, then decided I wanted to cut the centers of the leaves.
 So I marked those and cut them out!


Used these 3 Spectrum Noir Markers!
 Stamp set I used to create the last two cards!
" Merry Little Christmas "


Both of these sets are available at Gina K. Designs
Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial!
There is a new challenge over at the Stamp Tv Kit Addicts Group also this month!
Come on over to Stamp Tv and join if you aren't a member and If you are, stop by the Addicts group and play along this month in the challenge! I'm sure you can guess it!  :)  <3
Have a blessed day and please leave a comment,
Your feedback will help me develop better tutorials!
Thank You for stopping by!  <3  :)   
Karen 


Monday, November 2, 2015

Gina K. Designs Sparkling Christmas Inspirational Blog Hop!!!




Good Monday Morning and Welcome to the 
"Sparkling Christmas" Hop!!!!
So glad you have stopped by… :)

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to
another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! 
This blog hop is for our October StampTV Kit Release!  
We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card 
projects as you hop along with us today! 
 Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team 
and then comment on each blog for your chance
to win an awesome grab bag of Gina K. Designs goodies!!! 
 To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

There are Two stamp sets
 "Sparkling Christmas" & "Holiday Season" 
in this Awesome StampTv Kit this month with some
 Beautiful Patterned Paper and Two Snowflake Die to boot!  :)
Here is a look at the new kit!
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On the First One I used Both stamp sets.
 I also used both dies from the kit and cut them out in Silver Paper.  I wanted to show the inside of the card, because 
 I very carefully cut one of the snowflakes in half and placed 
each half above and below the sentiment. 

Gina K. Designs Products used are:
* Stamp Tv Kit "Sparkling Christmas"
* Pure Luxury Card Stock: Black Onyx, White Layering Weight
* Premium Dye Inks: Moonlit Fog, & Black Onyx
* Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Silver
* Spectrum Noir Markers - IG-2 & IG-3 for the shadows from the trees
* Wink of Stella for some sparkle on the snow
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Next Up is one made with the "Sparkling Christmas" Stamp Set
Here are the Gina K. Designs Products used to make this one:
* "Sparkling Christmas" Stamp Set By: Gina K.
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - Cherry Red, & White Heavy Base & Layering Weight
* One Die from the Kit
* Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Silver
* Little red flat sequin things from my stash along with some silver paper
* Note: The silver paper is hard to photograph with out a reflection! 
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Look at these cute little guys or girls!  :)  

The Following Gina K. Design Products Used:
*Stamp Set - "Holiday Season" By: Gina K.
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Prickly Pear, Fresh Asparagus, Edible Eggplant, White Layering Weight
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx
*Patterned Paper from the incentive Paper Pack
*Spectrum Noir Pencils 
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Oh, I hope ya'll like the texture on this one. :) 
I Love this Patterned Paper!!!!  :) 

Here are the Gina K. Designs products that I used:
*Stamp Set - Sparkling Christmas By: Gina K.
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - In The Navy, Ivory on the inside
*Premium Dye Ink - In the Navy
*Twine - In The Navy
*Patterned Paper is one of the incentives
Burlap & wood dots from my stash

Here is one more:  :)

I used the following Gina K. Designs Items:
*Stamp Set - Sparkling Christmas By: Gina K.
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight, In The Navy on the Inside with Layering Weight White
*Premium Dye Ink - In The Navy
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Clear
*Prismatic Glitter - Silver
*Spectrum Noir Marker - IG4
Finished it off with Versa Mark stamped snowflakes, the dots and the snowflake adhesives
 from the incentives, some silver twine, & glitter pen   :)  <3 

Have a Wonderful day!!!  Now...
Are You Ready for more awesome creations?! 
Just click on the links below for more from the 
Illustrators and Design Team!!


Gina K -


Thank you for stopping by! 
Don’t forget to stop by the Gina K Designs Store to purchase your StampTV Kit at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Gina K Designs September Inspirational Blog Hop Day 3!!!


Good Morning Everybody!  Hope you are enjoying the hop so far! :)

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! This blog hop is for our September Release! Boy, do we have some treats for you this month! We hope to inspire you with some eye candy as you hop along in the hop this month! Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies! !! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.
Today we are featuring two wonderful set from Gina K.
 "Wild Blossoms" & " You've Got A Friend In Me"

So First Up is "Wild Blossoms"

I Love the images in this set.
I used the Following Gina K. Designs Products:
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock: White Heavy Base Weight, Fresh Asparagus.
  • Patterned Paper Pack: Delicate Essentials
  • Ink: White (for splatters on the inside
  • Embossing Powder: Fine Detail White
  • Vellum

Next Up!
Here is the list of Gina K. Designs Products I used for this one!
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock: Tomato Soup, Dark Chocolate, White Layering Weight
  • Inks: Tomato soup
  • Spectrum Aqua Markers


And Last But Not Least!!! This sweet Set:
You've Got A Friend In Me
On this first one I just had to use those cute little birds!  :) 
I used the Following gina K. Designs Products:
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock: White Heavy Weight, & Ocean Mist
  • Inks: Black Onyx
  • Spectrum Noir Markers 
  • Wink Of Stella on one of the birds

This was a fun one!

I made this one in Gina's Class at the Bella Craft Convention Last Week!
We had a lot of fun, Tons of Laughs and made new Friends and Wonderful Memories!

I used the Following Gina K. Designs Products:

  • Pure Luxury Card Stock: Prickly Pear, Dark Chocolate, White Layering Weight
  • Patterned Paper - Autumn Wishes
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • Dk. Chocolate Twine  and Button 

Thanks so much for coming by and Have a wonderful day!
Now If you are ready for more wonderful inspiration 
check out the rest of the teams creations!  :)


Gina K          
Allie Gower

Beth Silaika


Karen Hightower             You Are Here! 

Kendra Weitstock             Next Up!  

Laurie Schmidlin

Melanie Muenchinger


Sean Fetterman


Tricia Traxler

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Gina K. Designs September Inspirational Blog Hop Day 2!!!


Welcome Everyone to Day Two!  :)
So glad you stopped by!!!  <3
The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! This blog hop is for our September Release! Boy, do we have some treats for you this month! We hope to inspire you with some eye candy as you hop along in the hop this month! Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies! !! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. We are fettering two sets today. One by Beth Silaika, and one by Gina K. 
First up is the New Stamp Set By:  Beth Silaika
"This & That"
This is really a fun set and can be used on it's own or combined with lots of other sets! 
I have found a good home on my desk for this one!  :)
I have this ready for my Anniversary for next year!  <3
On this card I used the following Gina K Designs Products:
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock: Jelly Bean Green, Black Onyx, White Layering Weight (on inside)
  • Premium Dye Ink: Black Onyx
  • Ribbon: Black Plaid
  • Spectrum Noir Water Color Paper & Spectrum Aqua Markers


On this card I used: 
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock: Jelly Bean Green, Moonlit Fog
  • Premium Dye Inks: Jelly Bean Green & Moonlit fog
  • The Patterned Paper is from my stash

Next up is this Beautiful Stamp Set.
 By: Gina K.
"Simply The Best"

How I Love this set! <3
I wanted to do a water color! So I played around with it... 
and I Love that you always get a different background!  :)
After doing the Peach Bellini water color background I stamped the image & greeting
 then misted it with a little water.
Using the following Gina K. products to create this one!
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock: Heavy Weight Base-White, Tomato Soup
  • Premium Dye Ink: Peach Bellini, Fresh Asparagus
  • Twisted Twine: Tomato Soup
  • Spectrum Noir - Water Color Paper

This is a wonderful image for a background!  Love It…
Ok, here are the products I used:
  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Designs Card Stock: Cranberry Tart, Prickly Pear
  • Patterned Paper Pack: Autumn Wishes
  • Premium Dye Ink: Cranberry Tart
  • Dies: Allison's Ribbon, Circle Stackers Layers, Stackers Nesting, Inverted Scallop
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Thanks so much for coming by and Have a wonderful day!
Now If you are ready for more wonderful inspiration 
check out the rest of the teams creations!  :)


Gina K
Allie Gower

Beth Silaika


Karen Hightower            You are here!

Kendra Weitstock               Up Next

Laurie Schmidlin

Melanie Muenchinger


Sean Fetterman


Tricia Traxler

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Gina K. Designs September Inspirational Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!
The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! This blog hop is for our September Release! Boy, do we have some treats for you this month! We hope to inspire you with some eye candy as you hop along in the hop this month! Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies! !! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.
                Today we are Featuring two new sets. One By:Melanie Muenchinger
The other is by: Theresa Momber
                        Starting with Melanie's "Triple Play Holiday"

I love all the images in this set. Lots of fun cads to be made with is one. 
It also fits with the Triple Play Frame stamp set that Melanie Illustrated. 
I used the following products to make this card! 
         Gina K. Designs:
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock: Fresh Asparagus, Tomato Soup, & White Layering Weight
  • Premium Dye Inks: Fresh Asparagus, Tomato Soup,  Honey Mustard, & Black Onyx 
  • Spectrum Noir Marker & Pencils



  • Pure Luxury Card Stock: Black Onyx, White Layering Weight
  • Premium Dye Ink: Black Onyx
  • Embossing Powder: Fine Detail Silver
  • Spectrum Noir Marker
I also used a embossing folder with snowflakes, and a piece of Silver foil Paper

Next up we have Theresa Momber's "Vine & butterfly"
These images are so great to work with!
That vine is Large and I'm so in love with the Flower! 
Oh heck. The Butterflies too!  :)
The Following Gina K. Design Products were used!
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock: Fresh Asparagus, Honey Mustard, Black Onyx, White Layering Weight
  • Premium Dye Ink: Fresh Asparagus
  • Embossing Powder: Fine Detail Black
  • Spectrum Noir Pencils
  • Cheery Lynn Designs - Alison's Ribbons Die 
  • Momentos Black Ink 
  • Velum


  • Pure Luxury Card Stock: Powder Blue, Fresh Asparagus, & White Layering Weight for the Butterfly
  • Premium Dye Inks: Powder Blue, Ocean Mist, & Fresh Asparagus
  • Spectrum Noir Pencils, & Water Color Paper
  • Wink Of Stell (on the Butterfly & in some of the Vine)
Be sure to leave a comment as you hop along for a chance to
win a bag of goodies from Gina K. Designs!

 In addition to our blog candy, I am going to give away ONE of my cards I shared in my post! Leave a comment telling me *which* is your favorite for a chance to win! Then go through rest of the hop for inspiration.

Ok, Are You Ready For More Awesome Creations?!

 Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!


Allie Gower

Beth Silaika


Karen Hightower             You Are Here

Kendra Weitstock             Next Up! 

Laurie Schmidlin

Melanie Muenchinger


Sean Fetterman

Tricia Traxler