Karen's Creative Mess

Monday, June 30, 2014

Gina K Designs Inspirational Hop Day 1

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, 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 a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops. 

              First up is Melanie Muenchinger's
 Fabulous Frame:  


I stamped the frame on Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White layering weight card stock. I masked off the center, then masked off the edges with sticky notes. Then sponged the clouds in using Powder Blue ink by Gina K Designs. I used Spectrum Noir markers TB4 to color in the blue around the oval. I used 2 different embossing folders, Stamped the sentiment in Black ink & Used Powder Blue card stock by Gina K Designs. I colored the butterflies with spectrum noir markers and pencils.


This second card I showed at the release party. I stamped the frame on White card stock by Gina K designs. Colored the edge of the frame and around the oval with Spectrum Noir black marker so it looks like a different layer. The oval & around the belly band is colored in with Spectrum Noir IB-1 marker. I paper pieced the belly band with DP from the paper pack Ang & Me. The flower and butterflies are colored with Spectrum Noir markers and pencils.This panel sits on top of Turquoise Sea pure luxury card stock by Gina K Designs. I added ribbon behind my image and bling.


Next is Debbie Corbari new set:
 Let's Talk:

I used Ocean Mist, Black Onyx, Kraft, and DP from the Paper Pack Ang  & me by Gina K Designs. The Diva is: Day At the Park Diva by Debbie as well. I added a vintage cut and ribbon also from Gina K Designs. My Diva 's shirt is paper pieced with some of the wonderful paper from this same DP pack. I colored her & her blanket using Spectrum Noir Pencils.


This card is also from the release party. I used Sweet Mango, Sweet Corn, Black Onyx card stock along with some more of the Great DP from the paper pack Ang& me. The flowers on the paper are white so I colored them with GB-1 from Spectrum Noir. They match the Sweet Corn paper. The words and bubbles are stamped in Sweet Mango ink by Gina K Designs. I added black rhinestones, and this wonderful gingham ribbon is also Gina's. 

Don't forget to comment for a chance to win a grab bag of goodies..  :)

These stamp sets are available over at :   Gina K Designs        
Here is a Link to Melanie Muenchingers other wonderful frame sets. This one is currently out of stock, sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Here is the link:

 Enjoy the Hop! 

 Have a great day and Thank You for your comments.  :)

So go -  hop hop hop. 
There is Lots and Lots of inspiration waiting for you. Go check out what the rest of the 
Design Team and Guests  have created. 
 You are going to Love it…  :)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fishy Fishes

Hope Everyone has had a Wonderful Day!!! 

   Happy Father's Day to the Great Father's out there. I just wanted to share a card I was able to finish up today. 

I love this stamp set by Theresa Momber @ Gina K Designs. 
Under The Sea

                                                                                                                                                         The sentiment is from
Flour di lis set by Beth Silaika. I started with Gina K Designs pure luxury card stock in White, In the Navy, Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea. Embossed the white and sponged Gina K Designs inks in Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea, and Navy, added Fresh Asparagus for the sea grass. I used both Spectrum Noir markers and the pencils to color the fish and the star fish. Ribbon is Ocean Mist and the new pearls that Gina K Designs also sells now.All product are available at: 

Thanks for stopping by and your comments are truly appreciated!!!  

Have a Wonderful Day!  

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Baby Card!!!

Hi everyone !!!

  Just wanted to share a cute little baby card I made.  I used the stamp set " It's The Little Things" from Gina K Designs. Illustrated by: Rebecca Oehlers. I just love this little elephant.

I used Gina K Designs Card stock in Powder Blue, Kraft, White, & In the Navy. Ink & Ribbon is In the Navy also. I used two different embossing folders for the backgrounds.
I'm playing around with some new Spectrum Noir markers. I used IG- 1, 2 ,4,5 also TB- 1, 2, 3, 4.

Thank You for stoping by. I really appreciated your time & comments.  

Have a Blessed Day !!!

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.
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. 


        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.   


     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. 

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.

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. 

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 :

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!