Karen's Creative Mess

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Gina K. Designs March Preview- Day 3- March 29th

Welcome to Day 3 of Gina K. Designs 
March Release Previews!!!
Before the Release Party Tonight at 7:00 pm Central Time over at Stamp Tv, we have a few more sneak peeks to share with you!
 Also I want to Welcome a New Member to Gina's 
Illustrator Team - Emily Schroepfer. 
Some of you know her from Village Paper & Ink 
or if you have called customer service, 
you might have talked with Emily! 
She does the most amazing hand lettering 
and now she has a Beautiful Hand Lettered Stamp Set. 
We are thrilled to have her join the Illustrators for Gina K. Designs! 
Just wait until you set it! <3 
So I have kept you waiting long enough, 
The last of the New Stamp Sets for this release are... 
Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs for your chance to 
Win todays $50.00 Gift Certificate from Gina K. Designs! 
The Winners from each days hop will be announced 
over at Stamp Tv this evening in the chat thread. 
We will also post it at Stamp Tv and Facebook! :) 
First up I have a Card Project using the 
 You Make Me Smile Stamp Set. <3   

Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - You Make Me Smile
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy 
    Base & Layering Weight, & Kraft 
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - White
*Connect Glue
*Dies - Large Single & Small Double Stitched  
   Oval Dies
*Premium Dye Ink - Blue Lagoon
Other Items - Embossing Folder, Twine, Bling, Velum, PrismaColor Pencils, White Gel Pin

Next Project is using the New Stamp Set: 
Lettered and Lovely
 I just couldn't resist Heat Embossing this on this soft background that was made using left over 
ink from another project! 
Just smooched the paper in the ink and let it dry! <3 
The lights have a glare on the black embossed lettering, it kinda looks glittery, but it is heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder! :) 

Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Lettered and Lovely
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Black Onyx 
*Premium Dye Ink - Dusty Rose, Black Onyx
*Connect Glue
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Clear
Water Color Paper, Versa Fine- Onyx Black
The Incentive for this Release is...
Thank you Friend!

Well, that is all the sneak peeks from me
 for now, until tonight! ;)  
Hope to see you over at  > Stamp Tv. 
@ 7:00pm ct.
Are you ready for some more
 sneak peeks using these fabulous sets?
 Up Next Is Laurie!   

Thank You for stopping by and 
I hope you take a little time to get inky!  <3
This items I used will be available @ 
Have a great evening and see you soon! ;)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Gina K. Designs March Preview- Day 2- March 28th

Welcome to Karen's Creative Mess!  
Day 2 of the Preview for this Thursdays 
Gina K. Designs March Release!
We are having a fun time sharing card projects with you all. 
These sets will be available this Thursday Evening @ 7:00 pm.
That is when the Party Starts! :) 
We will be sharing more card samples for you 
at the Release Party and 
We will Announce the 3 Winners 
from all three days of the hops as well! 
So be sure to comment on all the blog today for your chance to 
Win a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Gina K. Designs!!!
And Join us over at Stamp Tv @ 7:00 pm. Central Time. 
Today we are Featuring the New Stamp Sets 
2.) Hello Beautiful By: Lisa Hetrick
First up is - Liam and Liz Lion By: Beth Silaika

 Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Liam and Liz Lion
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Heavy Base White & Layering Weight, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus, & Black Onyx
*Premium Dye Ink - Ocean Mist, & Black Onyx
*Die Sets - Double Large Stitched Ovals and Small Single Stitched Ovals 
*Connect Glue
Foam Squares, Sequins, Zig Clean Color Markers, Bristol Smooth Paper for the Lion

Next Up we have 

Hello Beautiful:

*Stamp Set - Hello Beautiful 
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy
    Base & Layering Weight, Black Onyx
*Premium Dye Ink - Peach Bellini, Grass Green, & Black Onyx 
*Templet in the Wreath Builder Kit 
*Connect Glue
*Single Stitched Large and Double Stitched Small Circle Dies
Other Items - Black/White Twine, Bling

Are you ready for some more eye candy? 
Next up is Laurie! 
Karen Hightower - You are here! <3 
Susie Moore

Thank You So much for stopping by and 
I hope you take some time to get a little inky! <3 
These items will be available @ 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Gina K. Designs March Preview- Day 1- March 27th

Welcome to Day 1 Preview 
of the New Release coming this Thursday Evening!
Join us Thursday evening for the Release Party 
Over @ Stamp Tv! 
March 29th @ 7:00 pm Central Time
What a fun hop this is. :) 
We are so excited to share some fun and creative card
 projects using these new fabulous sets! 
Today we are featuring One of the new sets.
We also have a New Design Team Member
 Arjita Singh You may have seen a few of her videos featured on Stamp Tv and seen her work over on Facebook! 
She is truly a talented lady! :)
We are so thrilled to have her talent 
joining the Design Team and Gina K. Family! 
Also be sure to comment on the all the blogs for a your chance to 
Win a  $50.00 Gina K. Designs Gift Certificate. 
There will be a prize for each day of the hop! 
*** Winners Will Be Announced at the Release Party ***

 We have Window Of Wishes:
Another great set to build scenes and add these elements to previous sets from Theresa Momber! 

Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Framescapes - Window Of Wishes
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, & Black Onyx
*Premium Dye Inks - Black Onyx,  
Yupo Paper, Alcohol Inks, Staz-On, Spectrum Noir Black Marker, Copic Markers  
Next We Have
The New Incentive for the the release: 
Thank You Friend! 

Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Thank you Friend Incentive set
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Black Onyz
*Premium Dye Ink - Kraft, Turquoise Sea, & Black Onyx 
*Single & Double Stitched Rectangle Dies
Blink and Foam Squares

That is all the sneak peeks for today,
 be sure to join us tomorrow for more peeks at the new sets! 
Next up is Laurie! 

Karen Hightower - You are here! <3 
Susie Moore
The New Incentive for the the release is 
Thank You Friend! 

Thank You so much for stopping by 
and I hope you have some time to get a little Inky! <3
These Items will be available over at Gina K. Designs

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Stippled Flowers and Watercoloring!

Hi Everyone! 
Welcome to my Creative Mess! :) 
Today I wanted to share a watercoloring 
video with you! 
Using the Stippled Flowers Stamp Set By: Gina K. Designs 
and Mission Gold Watercolors.
I stamped in Distress Ink - Antique Linen and 
also used a Shadow Violet by Daniel Smith to add shadow in the flower and around it! 
In the video I will show you the inside simply stamps as well as the back! 

Here is what I used in the video:
Gina K. Designs: 
Stamp Set - Stippled Flowers 
Pure Luxury Cardstock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, 
             Black Onyx, & Innocent Pink 
Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx, Innocent Pink, & Jelly Bean Green, 
Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Connect Glue
Tidy Towel
Gingham Fancy Ribbon - Black & White 
Crystalline Drops
Also- Versa Fine Onyx Black, Embossing Magic Pad
            These Items are available here - Gina K. Designs  

Other Items & Links Used: 
Daniel Smith - Shadow Violet 
Masterson Rinse Well  This is a wonderful product if you are like me and hate to go to the sink every time the water gets dirty! 

 Thank You so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! <3 
Remember to take a little time to get Inky! ;) 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Gina K. Designs - Stamp-N-Foil Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! 
Welcome to Gina K. Designs 
Stamp-N-Foil Blog Hop! :) 
We are featuring the New Items from 
Then the Stamp Sets, Foil-Mates™ & Dies all match!
The Collections are: 
 Butterfly Kisses Collection
Time To Celebrate Collection
& Where Flowers Bloom Collection

   There are 3 New Beautiful Fancy-Foils™
& Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds.  

Be sure to leave a comment on the blogs for your chance to 
Win a $50.00 Gift Certificate From Gina K. Designs 
First Up! :)  
Butterfly Kisses - Collection 

Items Used for this card project are:
*Butterfly Collection with: Therm-O-Web , Stamp Set, Dies, 
              and Foil-Mates™ 
*Fancy-Foils™ - Gold Sequins
*Premium Dye Ink - Blue Lagoon
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Blue Lagoon, White Heavy Base &
          Layering Weight
* Dies - Rectangle Lg. & Square Lg. Single StitchedSets
*Connect Glue
*Sheer Satin Fancy Ribbon - White / Gold 
Items from my stash - Embossing folder - Swiss Dots, Sequins, Foam Squares by: Therm-O-Web

Time To Celebrate - Collection
For this one I thought it would be 
fun to make a gift bag! :) 
This one is Foiled in Silver Glitter & Gold Sequins, 
but Look at all the color it picks up! <3 
Love this stuff! 
Items Used:
*Time To Celebrate Collection with Therm-O-Web Stamp Set, 
     Dies and Foil-Mates™ to match
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx
*Pure Luxury Card Stock -White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, 
         & Black Onyx
*Fancy-Foils™ - Silver Glitter, & Gold Sequin 
*Dies - Decorative Tag Set
*Connect Glue
Other Items - Foam Squares by: Therm-O-Web, Gift Bag 

Where Flowers Bloom - Collection
is the last project for today! :) 
Items Used:
*Where The Flowers Bloom Collection with Therm-O-Web
*Fancy-Foils™ - Dazzling Orange & Glittering Green
*Premium Dye Ink - Sweet Mango
*Dies - Large Circle Single Stitched Dies, Circle Die from 
          the New Mini Kit- Wreath Builder
*Connect Glue
Other Items - Foam Squares by: Therm-O-Web, Versa Mark Ink

I hope you have enjoyed the Projects and
Are you ready to see more Gorgeous Sparkle & Shine?
Next up is Laurie! 
Enjoy the rest of the Hop. <3 
Karen Hightower - You Are Here :) 
Laurie Schmidlin - Next Up! 

Thank You So Much for stopping by and 
Remember to take a little time to get Inky! <3 

These products are now available over 

Until next time, have Good one! 
:)  <3