Karen's Creative Mess

Monday, August 24, 2015


Hi Everyone!!!
I'm so Happy to Host this weeks MIUM.
This weeks Challenge is to do a Masculine Card!  :) 
Just think of all the Men - Husbands, Brothers, Uncles, Dads, Cousins, Nephews, & Friends…
They all have birthdays, and other events that they need a card for!  You know they like to get a little note that reminds them how much you love them or to let them know that you are thinking of them!  Guys really do Love Getting Cards!  :) I love to slip a little note card in my Hubbies Lunch, or even  drop one in his front seat of his car before he leaves for work!!!  :)  <3 
Ok,  Lets Fill the Gallery with Wonderful Cards for those Wonderful Men!!!!  <3
 I made two cards!
The first one is a little note card! (3 1/2 x 3 1/2 )
I used the Following Gina K. Designs Products for this card:
 Mini Stamp Set - Harvest Of Wishes By: Gina K.
Beyond Baskets By: Melanie Muenchinger (Greeting)
Pure Luxury Card Stock: White Heavy Base Weight, Dark Chocolate, & Red Hot
Premium Dye Ink: Dk. Choc.
Dk. Chocolate - Gingham Ribbon
Spectrum Aqua Markers & Spectrum Pencils
For my second card:
Here is the list of Gina K. Designs Products I used on this card:
Pure Luxury Card Stock - Powder Blue, White Layering Weight, & Kraft
Patterned Paper from the 6x6 paper pack - Casual Friday
Stamp Set - Country Roads By: Theresa Momber
Background sponged with Inks: Powder Blue, Blue Denim, Grass Green, & Fresh Asparagus
I used Spectrum Noir Markers & Pencils to color Images!
Greeting is stamped in Black Onyx Ink!
I used the Blue Denim Twine and a Embossing folder on the Kraft layer!
Here is a Look at the Stamp Sets I Used:

These Stamp Sets and other wonderful Items are available over at Gina K. Designs!
I hope you will join us over at Stamp Tv for this Weeks Mix It Up Monday Challenge!
Happy Stamping!  :)  <3

Monday, August 17, 2015

Gina K. Designs-Back To School Blog Hop

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The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to a special BACK TO SCHOOL blog hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, will inspire you with many fun cards and projects for your favorite student, their teacher or your friends that are in the teaching profession! 

As you hop through Gina and the Cast & Crew blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win their choice of a
Gina K Designs stamp set with a value up to $23.95! 

To see if you are the winner, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

There are a number of stamp sets from Gina K Designs that you can use to create a welcome, thank you or back to school. Today, our featured sets are Melanie Muenchinger’s Basket Additions 3, and Beth Silika's "Keep Calm ". There are some great stamps to color and the perfect sentiment for Back to School! ☺
Melanie Muenchinger’s Basket Additions 3 stamp set

It’s not too late to make your project or special cards because students and teachers will be back in the classroom soon! If you do not have this set in your Gina K Designs stamp collection, visit the Gina K Designs store at http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=1323&categoryId=-1. 
Here is the projects that I made for today’s hop:
Apple & Chocolate for Teacher:
The following Gina K. Designs Product I used to create this project are:
Stamp Set- Basket Additions 3 By: Melanie Muenchinger 
* Patterned Paper  "Delicate Essentials"
*Premium Dye Ink & Pure Luxury Card Stock-Dusty Rose & White
Added Ribbon for a little handle to open the box to get to all these goodies I added to the inside!

The Stamp Sets I used on this are both Melanie Muenchinger's 
"Basket Additions 3" & "A Year of Flowers 2"
I used Pure Luxury Card Stock - Faded Brick, Kraft, & Black Onyx
Water Colored Image with Premium Dye inks - Faded Brick, Peach Bellini, 
Sweet Mango, Lemon Drop, Grass Green, & Fresh Asparagus
On this last card I used Stamp Sets:
 "Basket additions 3" by: Melanie Muenchinger 
Mini Stamp Set:"Autumn Blessings" By: Gina K. Designs
"Lots of Letters" By: Melanie Muenchinger
This one is Made with Pure Luxury Card Stock - Red Hot. White layering weight, & Black Onyx
I used Premium Pigment Ink-White for the sponging & stamping the images! 
Red Hot button and ribbon! 
Hope you are enjoying the hop so far… and Now Get Ready for More Creations & Inspiration from the rest of the Cast & Crew!
These are the Featured Sets:
Gina K. 
Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator of Basket Additions 3 
Beth Silaika
Cat Tidwell 
Karen Hightower - You are here! 
Kendra Wietstock - Next up!
Sean Fetterman 
Tricia Traxler 

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen  :)  <3