Tuesday, August 2, 2016

July 2016 Inspiration Blog Hop Day Two

Hi Everyone Glad to See You've Stopped By! :)

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs
welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop 
celebrating the new stamp sets from the July StampTV Release Party! 
We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you
hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!

Today, we are featuring two stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan.
The first set we are featuring is Bella Elephant by Beth Silaika.
Beth has created a super cute set with the sweetest images and
matching sentiments to make the perfect card project!
Claire Brennan is releasing four amazingly beautiful stamp sets this release month!
My Island is like a tropical get-away, Petite Patisserie is a sweet shop of goodness, 
So Cool is packed with yummy ice cream treats
and Sweet Thing is a cupcake lovers dream! 
Beth and Claire have created some serious ‘cuteness overload’ in these sets!

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate
To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

First up I have Beth's Bella Elephant:
Here are the Cards I made using this precious set.
This one is from the release party!
 Here is the list of Gina K. Designs items I used:
*Stamp Set: Bella Elephant by: Beth Silkia
*Pure Luxury Card Stock: Lemon Drop, White Layering Weight, & Black Onyx
*Premium Dye Ink: Black Onyx for greeting
*White Ribbon
Other items- Colored with Spectrum Noir Markers, Mementos Blk. Ink, Bling and printed velum from my stash 


 Next I have this clean and simple card. I love the little mouse! :) 

This is what I used to create this quick card! 
Gina K. Designs: 
*Stamp Set - Bella Elephant by: Beth Silaika 
*Pure Luxury Card Stock: White Heavy Base Weight and Dusty Rose on the inside
*Premium Dye Ink: Black Onyx
Spectrum Noir Markers, and bling from my stash

Today I will show case two sets of Claire's: 
So Cool & Sweet Thing

Lets Start with the set So Cool
These sets were really fun to create with and 
made me want some Ice-cream for sure!  LOL  ;)
Look at these cool treats!  <3 

Here are the ones I came up with:

                        This is made with the following Gina K. Designs Products:

*Stamp Set - So Cool by: Claire Brennan
*Pure Luxury Card Stock: White Heavy Base Weight, Black Onyx, & Wild Lilac
*Premium Dye Ink: Black Onyx for the Greeting
*Twisted Twine: Black Onyx
Other items Mementos- Black Ink, Copic & Spectrum Noir Markers, bling from my stash and Black ink to splatter

The Second Card I made with this So Cool set is:

I have enjoyed coloring all these cool images!  ;)
Here are the products I used from Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - So Cool by: Claire Brennan
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Layering Weight, & Dusty Rose
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx for the Greeting
*Gingham Ribbon - Black Onyx
 Other Items used - Corner Round, Die, Bling, Spectrum Noir & Copic Markers

Next up is the Sweet Thing Stamp Set:            
 I have these two from the stamp set: Sweet Thing!  :)
I loved creating this background with this set for that yummy cup cake!  <3

Here are the ingredients for this one!   ;)
Gina K. Design:
*Stamp Set - Sweet Thing by: Claire Brennan
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, & Black Onyx
*Plaid Ribbon - Black Onyx coming back to the store soon
Other items used - Vellum, Oval Stitched Die, Copic & Spectrum Noir Markers, Black Small Tip Marker, & 3D Foam Squares


And the last one:

Using the following Gina K. Designs Items for this fun card.
*Stamp Set - Sweet Thing by: Claire Brennan
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Wild Dandelion, Wild Lilac, & Lovely Lavender on the inside, Black Onyx, & White Layering weight
*Premium Dye Inks: Black Onyx, Lemon Drop, Wild Lilac, & Eggplant 
*Ribbon - Gingham
 Other Items Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers for the candles, embossing folder and 3D Foam      Squares 
Thats all for me today, 
have fun getting Inky and have a Wonderful Day! :)  <3 

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

Beth Silaika – Illustrator for Bella Elephant
Claire Brennan – Illustrator for My Island, Petite Patisserie, So Cool and Sweet Thing
Karen Hightower You are here! :)

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!


Krissy said...

Where do I begin!!?? WOW!!! I love the striped background behind the elephant! And the dots? WOW! Just WOW!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oh my!!!! - you have created some incredible looking cards, Karen. Love your color coordination and style:)

Judy Woodland said...

OH MY GOSH, your cards are always over-the-top gorgeous, I don't know how you do it. I love everything here, so much inspiration!!!! XOXO

Lynn Cromrich said...

I love all of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Selina Macisco said...

All of your cards are AWESOME!!!! I love that big hugs on the little corner of the card!! I love your Elephant and all of the others. You rock Ms. Karen!!!! TFS :)

Becky said...

Great cards. I love them all. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Wow, I am so in love with that ice cream card. So bright and yummy! Beautiful projects!

Lisa K said...

All gorgeous ideas! I love the cupcake one that looks Mary Englebright. That is such a winner.

Moira Galarneau said...

The cards are adorable-love the colors and splatter on the popsicle card!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

All are adorable, but I am favoring the elephant!

Sheri Gilson said...

WOW! What a yummy & fun batch of cards! It's to hard to pick a favorite...love them all!

Golda said...

Loving all your bright and beautiful examples!

eemel said...

Your cards are so beautiful and creative!

Dawn Begun said...

Did I mention this yesterday? You are a Master at backgrounds!!

Bevb said...

Yours cards are awesome, love love love them. Can't wait to get my stamps and get to work. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Cindy M said...

Loved your use of the vellum on the sweet thing card, great stamp sets make fabulous cards!!

Sharon said...

Amazing! Love the bright background for the cupcake!

Beth said...

Super cute samples - Bella is adorable - so is the mouse card - and the ice cream looks delicious enough to eat!

ladybug said...

Such beautiful bright colors! Love the cherries in the just 40 card!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Karen, Amazing, stunning, awesome cards! Love all of them, especially Bella! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing with all of us! Hugs!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome cards with cute elephants and a darling little mouse and all those sweet treats you used. I love them all.

Johanna said...

As usual you have created some delightful and gorgeous cards Karen. Wow! Thanks so much.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

I loved them all....couldn't pick a favorite....thanks Karen for the great gift of sharing your cards...big hugs

gobarb26 said...

Very creative cards. I love the clean and simple ones a lot.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love that background on the cupcake card.
All of the cards are darling.
thanks for sharing.

Sallie Gow said...

Love the cards and colour combinations

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for the lovely cards. I love the details you include.

Gayle said...

Fun and sweet cards, awesome background for the cupcake.

Sue D said...

Very cute and yummy cards!

Melanie said...

Tee hee on the giant hugs! All are fantastic but that cupcake card really stands out!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.

Zelda C said...

Beautiful creations Karen. The mouse and giant hugs really made me smile.... (the visual image I have of a little mouse giving giant hugs :) SOO cute and so creative!

Bonnie said...

The little mouse with the shadow is too much.

Susie Moore said...

I have two that I adore! But that little mouse one? Priceless.

Retta Lutte said...

Wow! Love all your cards, Karen!!! The colors are amazing!

Sharon said...

Love them all Karen but great colour combo on the first one with bella

Nana Griffin said...

Nicely done.

Deb said...

Lovely cards...thanks for the inspiration!

Denise S. said...

Love the yellow, gray, and black on the elephant card.

Wyogem said...

I love that little elephant more and more each time I see him on a project.

Rosy Newlun said...

You made all of these??? Good night - you're like Cat!!! Well, I don't know where to begin lol. But I do love what you have made, and esp the doodles all around the images on your cupcake card! Wish I had you & Cat's energy ♥

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful projects


Dawn S. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the cupcake card!

Evelyn vasquez said...

In love with Bella and your card.

Jean said...

Wonderful cards and inspiration!

cjgusloff57 said...

Great card projects! Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Hi Karen a great assortment of lovely card creations here -your work is beautiful - I can see you had fun with the new releases! TFS

Betty Neville said...

Wow Karen! These are amazing! All beautifully designed!

Happy Stamper said...

So pretty and so colorful!!!! I love them!! Thanks for sharing!!


Nancy said...

You are one super talented lady! LOVE each one of these cards. You have found your niche in life lady.....don't ever stop!