Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Gina K. Designs - Illustrator Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to Karen's Creative Mess. <3  
 Day 3 of Gina K. Designs -  Illustrator Blog Hop!
We have two new set that we hope will inspire you with some beautiful card projects! 
Today, we are featuring Chris Dayton’s first stamp set Sentimental Cala Lily
 and the June Incentive set “Happy Mail” by Gina K. 
Both of these sets are fabulous! 
Chris's set is wonderful for making cards for many occasions 
and the Cala Lilies are Gorgeous and elegant!  <3 
Gina's Incentive set is perfect for some great happy cards 
and fantastic envelope messages! 




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? 


So let's start with Sentimental Cala Lily 
 by: Chris Dayton







Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Sentimental Cala Lily
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight, & White Layering Weight
*Premium Dye Ink - Moonlit Fog
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - White
  Other items - Versa Mark, bling, velum, added a little color to the back of the velum with comic markers


These flowers are so lovely!  :) 

For this card I used the following Gina K. Designs Items:
*Stamp Set - Sentimental Cala Lily  By: Chris Dayton
*Pure Luxury card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight, & Blue Lagoon
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - White
Other items - Heat resistant Acetate, Zig Clean Color Markers, watercolor paper


  Next up is This month Incentive Stamp Set - Happy Mail
I used this set to decorate my envelopes!   :) 


Stamped in Black Onyx and sponged with Dusty Rose Premium Dye Ink
I added one of the Cala Lilies from Sentimental Cala Lily stamp set. 


This Envelope is sponged with Ocean Mist and Stamped with it too!
Added the cute little Dolphin to the back and colored with Copics.

This one I used Melanie Muenchinger's Pressed Flowers 2 set to add a flower to the front of the envelope albion with the Happy Mail Greeting!  :) 

Thank You so much for hopping by and I hope you have enjoyed all the cards and Happy Stamping!  
Remember to take a little time to get Inky! <3 (((Hugs)))

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

Chris Dayton - Today’s featured illustrator


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!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gina K. Designs - Illustrators Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Karen's Creative Mess. :) 
And Day 2 of Gina K. Designs Illustrator Blog Hop! 
Today we are featuring two wonderful stamp sets,
The Illustrators are Beth Silakia & Claire Brennan
Beth has created such a fun set named after her daughter.
This time she has Karen Dolphin stamp set,
and it has some sweet ocean creatures in it along with so great greetings! 
Then Claire Brennan has made this Beautiful Lily Set.
It is a easy set to line up for triple stamping and the line art 
can be stamped with the others or stand alone! 
Claire's - Lovely Lilies is a fantastic set that can be used in so many different ways! 

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? 




So I'll start with Beth Silakias
Karen Dolphin Stamp Set




I used Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Karen Dolphin  By: Beth Silakia
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Blue Denim
*Patterned Paper Pack - Fishy Fiesta
*Premium Dye Ink - Blue Denim, Powder Blue, & Red Velvet
*Single & Double Stitched Rectangles by: Gina K. Designs for Therm-o-Web
Colored with copics


Next I used this sweet Dolphin. I Love the critters in this set!  <3 
On this one I used gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Karen Dolphin  By: Beth Silakia
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Laying & Heavy Base Weight, Ocean Mist
*Premium Dye Ink - Ocean Mist, Black Onyx
*Single & Double Stitched Dies - By: Gina K. Designs
other items - Copic markers to color with, Mementoes - Black ink, & Ribbon






Next is:
This is Claire Brennan's - Lovely Lilies


Claire has put together this sheet to show how to layer the lily!

On my first card here I used the Line Art Image so I could do some water coloring.
On this one I used my Gina K. Designs Inks to watercolor the lilies! 

Gina K. Designs Items used:
*Stamp Set - Lovely Lilies    By - Claire Brennan 
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Ocean Mist & White Layering Weight 
                                       On this one I used Gina K. Designs Inks as watercolors.
*Premium Dye Inks - Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, Tomato Soup, & Fresh Asparagus 
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - White and Black
 Other Items - Velum (Heat Resistant), Watercolor paper - (don't have a name for this one) 
   Water Brush, Bling, Versa Mark Ink, & Adhesive
                           

You will see me use this color combination again. 
I love the Blue Lagoon with the Tomato Soup & Faded Brick combo. 
This one is Masked and then fussy cut. Stamped the Lily in 3 beautiful colors and fussy cut it out as well. Popped it up for more dimension! 
For this card I used the Following Gina K. Designs: 

* Stamp Set - Lovely Lilies   By: Claire Brennan   
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight & Layering Weight, & Blue Lagoon
*Premium Dye Ink - Blue Lagoon, Faded Brick, Tomato Soup, Peach Bellini, & Black Onyx
Other Items - Therm-o-WEb Foam Squares, Tape Runner, Marker for centers of flowers, 
                      CR-1 Spectrum Noir Marker


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


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 all for stopping by! 
I hope you have a wonderful day and 
are encouraged to get a little inky!  :)  <3 





Monday, July 10, 2017

Gina K. Designs - Illustrator Blog Hop Day 1


Welcome to Karen's Creative Mess!
We are so glad you have joined us today in celebrating the New Stamp Sets 
by two of our Illustrators, Melanie Muenchinger & Theresa Momber. 

Melanie has come out with a Pressed Flowers 2 that is a perfect pairing with her 
Pressed Flowers and Fabulous Flowers stamp sets! 
What fun this set is and so many possibilities. 
You will be creating cards with beautiful flowers on them &
There is a Die set for this stamp set that also goes with 
Year Of Flowers 2 stamp set.
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? 

Theresa has a New Scene building set in her 
Framescape series, called Tropical Skies. 
It will defiantly have you dreaming about a Tropical Vacation !  ;) 


Thank You for joining Gina K. & Team
 for this months Illustrator Blog Hop Day 1.
We hope you enjoy the cards the Team has made up and 
get a little inspiration along the way! :) 


 So I'll start with 
Pressed Flowers 2 
by: Melanie Muenchinger




Here is my card using the Tulip:
 On this card I stamped the stem in Black Onyx & the tulips in Red Velvet three times on my panel. I also stamped it 3 times on a piece of scrap and stamped the leaf 3 times using Grass Green Ink. Then cut out the flowers and leaves!
*Stamp Set - Pressed Flowers #2
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Base (White Heavy Weight) cut at 4 1/4" x 11"  Scored at 5 1/2"
           Red Velvet - 4 1/8" X 5 3/8"  White Layering Weight  Image Panel - 3 3/8" X 4 5/8"
           Red Velvet & White strip for greeting
*Patterned Paper Pack - Petite Patterns
*Premium Dye Ink - Red Velvet, Black Onyx, & Grass Green
*Black & White Twine  Bling from my stash


I am so excited to have The New Die Set - 
A Year Of Flowers 2 & Pressed Flowers 2
Here is my card made:


Gina K. Deigns:
*Stamp Set - Pressed Flowers 2 By: Melanie Muenchinger
*Die Set - Pressed Flowers 2 & A Year  Of Flowers 2
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy   Base & Layering Weight, Red Velvet &     Black Onyx
*Patterned Paper Pack - Petite Patterns 
*Premium Dye Ink - Red Velvet, Black Onyx, & Grass Green




On this third card I used the Sunflower image in this set and 
did a little marker to stamp Watercoloring! 
 Starting with
*Stamp Set - Pressed Flowers
*Pure Luxury Card Stock -White Heavy Base  4 1/4"  X 11" scored @ 5 1/2"
                                         Wild Lilac 4" x 5 1/4"   die cut Wild Dandelion and Wild Lilac
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx
*Black & White ribbon and Spectrum Aqua Markers



Next up is:
Framescape- Tropical Skies
By: Theresa Momber




Makes me want to take a nice vacation by some water!  :) 
*Stamp Set - Tropical Skies - Theresa Momber
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Blue Lagoon, & Black Onyx
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx, Wild Dandelion, Honey Mustard 
*Spectrum Aqua Markers and Zig Clean Color Markers






 It would be nice sitting in a hammock watching these two dolphins play in the moonlight!  :)

Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Tropical Skies  By: Theresa Momber
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Edible Eggplant card base 4 1/4" x 11" scored @ 5 1/2"
                           Lovely Lavender  3 7/8" x 5 1/8", White Layering Weight cut down after
                                         I stamped the frame out.
*Premium Dye Inks - Edible Eggplant, Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac & Black Onyx
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - White
*Versa Mark,  Heat tolerant Velum, Added some pearls, and white gel pen.

Thank You for stopping by and remember to comment for your chance to win!  <3 


Are You Ready for some more inspiration!?! 
Just clink on Laurie's link below. 
Have fun and Happy Stamping.  :) 

Are you ready for more Beautiful creations and inspiration? Just click the link below that is up next!  :) 

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 and Happy Stamping!  :) 
Find a little time to get inky!  <3



Monday, June 12, 2017

Gina K Designs –Sentimental Summer StampTV Kit Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to Karen's Creative Mess! :) 

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fantastic blog hop 
Celebrating the New Sentimental Summer StampTV Kit. 
Contained in the kit are:

  • 24 sheets of Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Card Stock including Passionate Pink, Turquoise Sea, Layering White, Black Onyx, Heavy Base Weight White, Wild Dandelion and Sweet Mango
  • Petite Patterns 6X6 pattern paper pack 
  • Dazzling Dahlia stamp set
  • Your Own Kind of Beautiful stamp set
  • Set of 13 dies that coordinate with images from the two stamp sets

Today, the Cast & Crew has prepared some amazing 
and beautiful projects to share with you! 
Join us by hopping along on all of the 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!


Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop from all of the comments and that person will win a $50.00 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:

First up is my Sweet Mango - Thinking Of You card.  :)


For this card project I used Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Tv Kit - Sentimental Summer - 
            Stamp Set - Your Own Kind Of Beautiful
*Sweet Mango Fancy Foil 
*Patterned Paper - Petite Patterns
*Dies from the kit
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Sweet Mango, Black Onyx, & 
                                       White Layering Weight
*Premium Dye Inks - Black Onyx & Kraft


This set is great for building a scene as well.
On this card I used the following items:
Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Tv Kit - Sentimental Summer - Stamp Set - Your Own Kind Of Beautiful
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight & Layering Weight
*Premium Dye Ink - Ocean Mist, Jelly Bean Green, (Wild Dandelion-stamped the sun), (Kraft, Warm Cocoa & Dark Chocolate for the fence)
*Fine Detail - Clear Embossing Powder


I love these beautiful flowers in this set!  <3  Dazzling Dahlia
Here are the items used for this card:
Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Tv Kit - Sentimental Summer - Stamp Set - Dazzling Dahlia
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, & Ocean Mist
*Dies from the kit and Gina's Double Stitched & Single Stitched Rectangles 
                                for Therm-o-Web
*Fancy Foils -  Turquoise Sea for Therm-o-Web
*Patterned Paper - Petite Patterns
*Sheer Satin Fancy Ribbon - White / Gold   for Therm-o-Web  
                                                           colored with Turquoise Sea Ink
*Premium Dye Ink - Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea, Jelly Bean Green, 
                              Fresh Asparagus
*Fine Detail Embossing Power - Clear 

This is the one I made for the Stamp Tv Kit Addicts Group - Friday Funday Tutorial
Here is the link to the tutorial over at > Stamp Tv Addicts Group Post 
On this fun project I used the following Gina K. Designs Items:

*Stamp Tv Kit - Sentimental Summer  - Stamp Set - Your Own Kind of Beautiful 
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight
*Premium Dye Ink - Wild Dandelion
*Dies from the Sentimental Summer Kit
*Clear Fine Embossing Powder
*Staz-On, Zig Clean Color Markers, Acetate, Bling, Versa Fine Black Ink, 
*Card Base is 5" X 3 1/2"   scored at 2 1/2"  so when folded your card base is 2 1/2" X 3 1/2"  


And for a limited time you can get this beautiful incentive stamp set Rose Bouquet - free with a $75.00 purchase. 
 I loved coloring this beautiful image! 
It will have a home on the desk to get used many more times. <3 
Here is what I came up with. :) 
Here are the wonderful items used for this card! 
Gian K. Designs - 
*Incentive Stamp Set - Rose Bouquet
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight, Black Onyx, & Ocean Mist 
*Patterned Paper Pack - Petite Patterns
*Fancy Foil - Turquoise Sea
*Sheer Satin - Fancy Ribbon - Black / Gold 
Zig Clean Color Markers

Thank You for stopping by and visiting! :) 
I hope you will take a little time to get inky and have fun!  <3 
(((Hugs))),
              Karen 


Now, are You Ready for more awesome creations?! 

Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:



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!