Karen's Creative Mess

Friday, February 23, 2018

Gina K. Designs February Release Blog Hop!


Hi Everyone and Welcome!
Today we are featuring the New Wreath Builder - Mini Kit
By: Gina K. Designs.
 Stamp Set Stippled Flowers By: Alicia Krupsky
Along with a wonderful  Incentive Set - Doodle Sayings,
 that is Free with a $75.00 purchase! 
So before we get to the card projects, 
Be sure to comment on each Blog 
for a better chance to
Win a $50.00 Gina K. Designs Gift Certificate.
Winner will be announced over at 
Stamp Tv next week! 

Lets get started with the Wreath Builder - Mini Kit 
It was hard to walk away from this kit! 
The template is Still sitting in my Misti waiting to be used again.  :) 
Those templates and layering circle dies are a perfect addition to creating some fun card projects! 
Here are a couple of card projects made with this kit! 
Gina K. Designs Items Used: 
* Mini Kit - Wreath Builder
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight, and 
    Black  Onyx
* Premium Dye Inks - Sweet Mango, Black Onyx, Grass Green,
    Red Velvet, & Bubble Gum Pink
* Tidy Towel
* Connect Glue
Other items - Watercolor Paper, Oxide Ink ( left overs from my craft mat - Picked Raspberry and maybe Candied Apple misted with water and picked ups some color with the paper.)

On this one I stamped the flourish and greeting in my Misti,
and the leaves were stamped using a acrylic block. 
The Flowers were stamped using the 
3 3/4" X 3 3/4" Templet in my Misti.

Gina K. Designs Items Used: 
* Mini Kit - Wreath Builder 
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - Turquoise Sea, Black Onyx, 
    & White Layering Weight 
* Premium Dye Inks - Black Onyx, Turquoise Sea, 
    & Jelly Bean Green
* Connect Glue
Copic to color Heart,  Bling from my stash

Next Up is: 
Stippled Flowers & Die Bundle By: Alicia Krupsky 

 Gina K. Designs Dye Inks were used 
 to Watercolor this card project. 
Gina K. Designs Items Used:
* Stamp Set - Stippled Flowers
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, 
    Black Onyx 
* Premium Dye Inks - Dusty Rose, Jelly Bean Green, 
   Fresh Asparagus, & Moonlit Fog (for the Background)
               Black Onyx for the inside and back
* Fina Detail Embossing Powder - Clear
* Connect Glue
Other Items - Velum, Versa Fine- Onyx Black, Bling from my stash

I just have to say, I love this Flower set! 
Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Stippled Flowers by: Alicia Krupsky 
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, 
      & Black Onyx
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx, & Fresh Asparagus 
* Connect Glue
Watercolor Paper, Daniel Smith Watercolors, Copic Fine Line Marker

And for the Incentive Stamp Set- Doodle Sayings
Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Doodle Sayings
* Dies - From the Wreath Builder Kit (Layering Circles) 
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight,
   & Black Onyx
*Premium Patterned Paper - Bold & Blooming
* Connect Glue
Other Items - Bling & Ribbon from my stash 

Combining the Wreath Builder Kit with Doodle Sayings 
for this Last Card. 

Gina K. Designs:
* Stamp Sets - Doodle Sayings and Wreath Builder 
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, 
    Black Onyx, & Tomato Soup
* Premium Dye Inks - Grass Green, Tomato Soup, & Sweet Mango
* Connect Glue

These are the Stamp Sets that I used for todays Card Projects:
Wreath Builder Mini Kit -

Stippled Flowers -

Doodle Sayings - 

 There are a lot more wonderful cards projects ahead! 
Karen Hightower  < You Are Here! 
Laurie Schmidlin - Up Next :) 

Thank You so much for stopping by! 
I hope you take a little time to get inky! <3 

These items are Now Available: 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ink Lifting Using Tropical Blooms and Oxide Inks

Welcome everyone! :)
I had a lot of fun doing this technique.
I'm not sure of the name of this technique, 
but Ink Lifting sounded good to me!  LOL
 Here is the video . 

I used Gina K. Designs Tropical Blooms stamp set. 
Heat Embossing and Oxide Inks 
*Stamp Set - Tropical Blooms from the Stamp Tv Kit Hearts & Flowers *Pure Luxury Cardstock - White Heavy Base & layering Weight, Black *Onyx and Dusty Rose
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Clear
*Connect Glue 
other items - Embossing Magic Pad, Oxide Inks - Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple, bling from my stash
Card Base is 4 1/4" X 11" scored @ 5 1/2" 
Black Layer - 5" X 3 3/4"  the watercolor background layer is 1/8" smaller or you can make it 1/4" smaller on the length and with. Or what ever size works best for you! 
The inside Dusty Rose is cut at 4" X 5 1/4" 
 the White layer is 3 3/4" X 5" 
Items available:
 @ Gina K. Designs    

Thank you for your support! <3  
Remember take a little time to get inky! ;) 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fury Friends Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Fury Friends Blog Hop! :)

We are so excite to Feature these wonderful Fury Friends Stamp Sets!

Frisky Felines and Playful Pups

These sets are Illustrated by: Alicia Krupsky
You can find these set under the What's New Tab at Gina K. Designs 

This hop will leave you feeing a little Frisky with all the cute and fun Inspiration! :)
Gina is feeling Playful like these Pups and is Giving a $50.00 Gift Certificate
to someone that comments on the blogs! <3
Here are my card samples for today! :)
First up is Frisky Felines:

Gina K. Designs:
* Stamp Set - Frisky Felines
* Pure Luxury Cardstock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, & Black Onyx
* Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx, & Moonlit Fog
* Patterned Paper Pack - Winter Whimsy
Foam Squares, Prismacolor Pencils, 
This is the inside of the card! 

and Playful Pups:

Gina K. Designs:
* Stamp Set - Playful Pups
* Pure Luxury Cardstock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, & Black Onyx
* Premium Dye Ink - Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea, Black Only, Kraft, Warm Cocoa, Dark Sage, Grass Green
* Fine Detail Embossing Powder - White
Foam Squares, Score Pal, Black Gel Pen
 * When making a panel to Emboss Resist, Make it larger than you need. So when you cut it down
       you have some left to decorate the inside.                     I made mine 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" cut it down to
       3 7/8" w. X  3" tall.  The Bottom was sponged Grass Green and cut down to 3 7/8" X 2"  then
       placed my wood grained fence on top.  It is approximately 2 1/2 to 3" tall x 3 7/8" w.    :) 
I wanted to share a picture of my furry babies! The top photo is B.B.  it stood for Bonita Bizarre. LOL I did not name her, my husband at the time did! LOL  She was partial to men, but She was my sweet girl and we went through lots together. Miss her so much still. I had her from 1988 to 2001 then the Poodle LOL... "Punkie" was his name. He belonged to my niece and when she came to live with us, so did he! He soon became my dog. :)  He was a a lot of fun and easy to train.

That is all for me today! :)
Are you ready for some more Cuteness?
Next Up is Laurie!
 Have fun and enjoy the inspiration along the way!

Karen Hightower - You are Here
Don't forget to stop By Gina K. Designs and pick up your Fury Friends sets! <3
Thank You for stopping by and for your comments!
Have a wonderful day and I hope you get to get a little inky soon! <3
 We will see you again soon! :)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Share The Love with Foil-Mates™ Blog Hop

Let’s Share Some Love! <3 
Welcome to our Share The Love With 
Foil-Mates™  Blog Hop!!!! <3 

Today we are featuring the New Foil-Mates™ 
 Love & Kisses,Sweet Expressions,
 Lovely Tags & Blooming Hearts
Along with the Newest Fancy-Foils™ 
Color in - Bubble Gum
These are such a great way to add some shine and sparkle 
to your Valentine projects or any card you want to dress up! 
As you hop with us today, make sure to Share Some Love o
n all the blogs for your chance to win! 
 Gina Is Sharing Some Love with a $50.00 Gift Certificate
to one of you that comment!  :) <3 

Here are my card Projects for our release! 

* Foil-Mates™ - Love & Kisses
* Fancy-Foils™ - Bubble Gum
* Stamp Set- You Have My Heart    from the Stamp Tv Kit - Hearts & Flowers
* Dies You Have My Heart 
* Pure Luxury Card Stock  - Bubble Gum Pink, White Layering Weight, & Black Onyx
* Premium Dye Ink - Bubble Gum Pink & Black Onyx
* Connect Glue
Other items - Twine, Foam Squares

Next I have a 4 1/4" X 4 1/4" card

Made with Gina K. Designs:
* Foil-Mates™ - Blooming Hearts, & Sweet Expression 
* Fancy-Foils™ - Wild Lilac & Jelly Bean Green 
* Pure Luxury Cardstock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight,
                                                                           Jelly Bean Green, Wild Lilac 
* Dies - Circle Large Set (Single Stitched)  and Circle Small Set (Double Stitched) 
* Sheer Satin Fancy Ribbon - White/Gold
* Connect Glue
Other Items - Foam Squares

Made a little sweet and salty box for Hubby! 

Gina K. Designs: 
Foil-Mates™ - Lovely Tags, Blooming Hearts & Sweet Expressions 
Fancy-Foils™ - Radiant Red
Twine and Crystal Clear Box 

I also have a video showing you how I made this quick CAS Valentine card! 
I show you the inside and back! :) 

Thanks for watching! <3

Here is the Card projects shared in the video,
 one done with Radiant Red and one with 
Turquoise Sea Fancy-Foils™

Foil-Mates™ - Love & Kisses
* Fancy-Foils™ - Radiant Red, or Turquoise Sea
* Stamp Set- You Have My Heart    from the Stamp Tv Kit - Hearts & Flowers

* Dies You Have My Heart  - (the three with a ruffled edge) 
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, 
                                                        Black Onyx, and Red Velvet or Turquoise Sea 
* Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx, & Red Velvet or Turquoise Sea
* Connect Glue
Other items - Foam Squares and Score Tape 
Base - 4 1/4" X 11" scored @ 5 1/2"
Black Layer - 4" X 5 1/4" then I tried it down after I mounted the white layer
White Layer - 3 3/4" X 5
Turquoise Layer - 3 3/4" X 5"
White Layer - 3 1/2" X 4 3/4"

Here is a closer look at the Foil-Mates™ and  Fancy-Foils™ items used: 


These items are available over at Gina K. Designs! <3 

That is all for me today and I hope you all have enjoyed the hop so far!
 Ready for more Sparkle & Shine? 
Up Next Is Laurie! 

Karen Hightower  - You Are Here
Laurie Schmidlin   - Up Next! :) 
Lisa Hetrick
Thank You all for stoping by! 
Remember... Take a little time to get inky! ;)
Make it a Great Day. <3 

Don't forget to stop by Gina K. Designs, You will find the products I used there! <3