Friday, September 15, 2017

Gina K. Designs Inspirational Blog Hop - Stitched Leaves Mini Kit Back In Stock!


 Welcome to Gina K. Designs
 Stitched Leaves Mini Kit Blog Hop! 
and Welcome to Karen's Creative Mess! :)
We are so excited... 
The Stitched Leaves Mini Kit is Back In Stock! 

The Team has created some fantastic projects and 
we are hoping to inspire you for when you
 receive your Stitched Leaves Mini Kit. 
We know you will have as much fun as 
we have had creating with it! 
Here is everything that Gina has put together for this kit. 
Check out all the awesome items that come in this kit! 

So Kick back and relax and enjoy the hop. Remember to comment on each team members blog for your chance to win a $50.00 gift Certificate from Gina K. Designs. 
To see who won, check the 
Big News Forum at StampTV 
a few days after the hop. 

Here is a couple of cards projects I made using this New Stitched Leaves Mini Kit.

This is done with direct ink to stamp 
and misted with water. I really like the watercolor effect and even the absent areas of color. 
The Background Die cut Friend is in the kit and can be stamped with the big word (Friend) stamp, the stand alone Friend Die you can purchase separately. 
Gina K. Designs: 

•Stamp Set - Stitched Leaves Mini Kit w/ background friend die
•Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy and Layering Weight, Charcoal Brown, Honey Mustard, & Fresh Asparagus 
•Premium Dye Ink - Fresh Asparagus, Honey Mustard, Tomato Soup, & Charcoal Brown
*Gina's Word Die - Friend
Ribbon & Bling from my stash, foam squares and tape runner 



The second card made is this falling leaves card! 
I had fun coloring this one!  


Gina K. Designs:
•Stamp Set - Stitched Leaves - Mini Kit
•Pure Luxury Card Stock- White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Charcoal Brown, Honey Mustard, & Tomato Soup
•Premium Dye Ink - Charcoal Brown
•Stitched Leaves Dies
•Single Word Die - Friend
Color with Copics, Foam Squares, & Tape Runner 

Are you ready for more Awesome creations?
Laurie Is up next! 


Gina K -Today's Featured Illustrator
Laurie Schmidlin < Next Up! 


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 so much for stopping by and
 I hope you will have a little time to get Inky! :) 



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Collaboration W/ Gina K. Designs



Welcome Everyone!
We are so Pleased to share in all the excitement of 
STAMPtember with  Simon Says Stamp!  
Today we are sharing a stamp set Created Exclusively 
for this STAMPtember Event and 
only While Supplies Last
Simon Says Stamp will be offering this set from 
Gina K. Designs called "Warmer with You" 
Also Available are Matching Dies! 
How Cute!!!! :) 

Check out this awesome set! <3 

 Here is a card I made with this Warmer with You Stamp Set!

and I made a quick little gift tag using the Warmer With You Stamp Set.

Remember this set is a While Supplies Last set  
Once they are gone... they are gone
So Hurry on over and grab this set and matching dies before they are sold out!  
Here is Where you can find this set for STAMPtember
Also check out all the wonderful Gina K. Designs items they are now carrying! 
Thank You for stopping by. 
I Hope you will make a little time to get inky! <3 

Hop on over to check out more inspiration with this "Warmer With You" Stamp Set

Melanie Muenchinger Next Up! 

Gina K. Designs Inspirational Blog Hop Day # 2

Hi Everybody!
Welcome to Karen's Creative Mess! :) 
Gina K. Designs Illustrators and Design Team welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop. 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 3 stamp sets. We have one by Beth Silaika, Claire Brennan and a New Incentive stamp set!

These sets are a lot of fun to create with! 
Beth Silakia's - Todd Turtle  & Claire Brennan's Perfect Pinesetta
and Nurturing Blooms will have you creating all kinds of cards! 




Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:


First up I have Todd Turtle by: Beth Silakia 
Such a cute set! <3 


Gina K. Designs: 
* Stamp Set - Todd Turtle  By: Beth Silakia
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Black Onyx, Turquoise Sea, & Ocean Mist
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx
Colored with Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Versa Mark Ink, Perfect Pearls




Gina K. Designs:
Stamp Set - Todd Turtle  by: Beth Silakia
Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base and Layering Weight, & Ocean Mist and Turquoise Sea
Premium Dye Ink - Turquoise Sea, & Charcoal Brown
Foam Squares, Tape Runner, Bling, Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen, Colored with Copics



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I am loving this Poinsettia from Claire Brennan! 
I wanted to do the Bokeh Technique, 
but I wanted to do it with lots of color. 



Gina K. Designs:
  • Stamp Set- Perfect Poinsettia  By: Claire Brennan
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight and Layering Weight, Dark Chocolate 
  • Premium Dye Ink - Kraft, Dark Chocolate, & Fresh Asparagus
I used Watercolor Paper on this card, FoamSquares, & Tape Runner





Gina K. Designs:
  • Stamp Set - Perfect Poinsettia   By: Claire Brennan
  • Premium Die Ink - Black Onyx, & Innocent Pink
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base and Layering Weight, & Black Onyx
Ribbon, Watercolor Paper, Colored with Zig Clean color Markers, bling



Then we have the New Incentive Stamp Set. 
Nurturing Blooms
It is Free with a $75.00 Purchase. 
After the storm came through our area, I know I needed to make this card. The Greeting was perfect. It can be used for so many things in Life! <3 

Items Used - 
Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Nurturing Blooms  By: Gina K. 
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight, 
                                           I used White Layering Weight & Blue Denim on the inside
* Premium Dye Ink - Blue Denim  &  Red Velvet
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - White



Then my final card for the hop is... 
This card made with some really pretty fall colors! 


Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Nurturing Blooms   By: Gina K.
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy & Layering Weight, Black Onyx & Fresh Asparagus
*Premium Dye Ink - Fresh Asparagus, Honey Mustard, Prickly Pear, & Tomato Soup
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - White
Versa Mark, Ribbon and bling from my stash


I hope you have a wonderful day and have enjoyed the hop! I know you are ready to see some more beautiful creations from the rest of the Team... Beside to leave a comment for your chance to win that $50.00 GC from Gina K. Designs 
and Next up is Laurie... <3 

Beth Silaika - Today's Featured Illustrator
Claire Brennan - Today's Featured Illustrator 
Donna Idlet
Laurie Schmidlin < Next up! 



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!


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Gina K. Designs Inspirational Blog Hop Day 1

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to Day 1 of Gina K. Designs
Inspirational Blog Hop!


 Gina K. and the illustrators along with the Design team are all excited to share with you some projects that we have been working on! We hope to inspire you as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today we are featuring the stamp sets Fabulous Rose Frame by: Melanie Muenchinger and 
The Wetlands 2  By:Theresa Momber.




Enjoy all the fun and creative samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K. Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. 
Here are the card projects I have created for this Release & Hop. 

First up I have -
Fabulous Rose Frame By: Melanie Muenchinger
I used the matching Die set on this card &
it is colored with Prismacolor Pencils 



Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Fabulous Rose Frame 
*Dies - Fabulous Rose Frame Dies
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base and Layering Weight, and Black Onyx
*Artist's Choice Card Stock 
*Premium Dye Ink - Charcoal Brown, Moonlit Fog
Other Items - Bling from my stash, Prismacolor Pencils, Foam Squares, tape runner



This was a lot of fun to paint!   
 I used some of my cold brew Coffee to paint it!  ;) 

Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Fabulous Rose Frame by: Melanie Muenchinger
*Die Set - Fabulous Rose Frame
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Ivory
*Premium Dye Ink - Kraft
*Colored with Coffee on Watercolor Paper
Other items: Ivory Bling and Ribbon, Tape Runner

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Next I'm sharing a couple of card projects using 
" The Wetlands 2 " By: Theresa Momber


This set is a wonderful set to create a scene and to make masculine cards! <3


Gina K. Designs:
Stamp Set - The Wetlands 2 by - Theresa Momber
Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Layering & Heavy Base Weight, Charcoal Brown
Premium Dye Ink - Charcoal Brown, Ocean Mist, Sweet Corn, & Sweet Mango

Foam Squares, Tape Runner, Bling from my stash



My Second card project, you can mask off with tape or make a 
templet and sponge on some color then stamp the image 
in the corner and add a little ink spatters or drips. 
 I love the silhouette images for this design.


Gina K. Designs:
Stamp Set - The Wetlands 2  by: Theresa Momber
Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base and Layering Weight, & Black Onyx
Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx, Wild Dandelion & Sweet Mango

Other items -Twine, Tape Runner

I hope you have enjoyed the cards and I want to Thanks You for stopping by! 
Remember to take a little time to get inky!   ;) 

Ready for some fantastic creations from the rest of the team?! 
Just click on the links below for more from Gina K. and the Cast & Crew:

Melanie Muenchinger - Today's Featured Illustrator
Theresa Momber - Today's Featured Illustrator 
                 Laurie Schmidlin - Next Up!  :) 

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!


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Gina K. Designs and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop!



Hi Everyone! 
Welcome to Karen's Creative Mess! :)
Gina K. Designs and My Sweet Petunia
have joined together for a Super Blog Hop!  
Today we are featuring the BoHo Flowers Mini Kit
From: Gina K. Designs
and the MISTI
From: My Sweet Petunia
So much inspiration and a tip or two along the way!
Do You want a chance to Win a MISTI or the New Stitched Leaves Mini Kit?
All you have to do is Comment on Every Blog in the Hop for your chance to win!
You have until September 5th at Noon Central Time to comment.
Winners will be posted on My Sweet Petunia blog winners page and on Gina K. Blog no later than Friday September 8th.

I used my Original MISTI to help me make this card,
using the BoHo Flowers Mini Kit.
Items used for this card are:
* Original MISTI 
Gina K. Designs - 
*Stamp Set - BoHo Flowers and the Die from the kit to cut the You out
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, & Black Onyx
*Premium Dye Ink - Jelly Bean Green, Turquoise Sea, and Black Onyx 
*Die Set - Large Rectangles Single Stitched
Ribbon from my stash

Here is the link to the video I made to show how I used my MISTI:


I hope you have enjoyed the video,
and there is so much more Creative Inspiration ahead!
So get to hopping and be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win.
Have a good day and I hope you get to get a Little Inky! <3

Next up is - Stephanie Severin

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Gina K. Designs Inspirational Blog Hop Day 2

 Welcome to 
 Karen's Creative Mess!!!

 The Cast and Crew for Gina K. Designs, 
Welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop 
celebrating the new stamp  sets from Gina K. Designs! 
The three sets are Wise Old Owl, Peony Wishes,
 & the new incentive set Grand Greetings. 
 We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects
 as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!
You will have so much fun creating so many varieties of cards using these images and sentiments. Here is everything that comes in the kit:

 Wise Old Owl:
Peony Wishes:
Grand Greetings:

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:


First Up is - Wise Old Owl:
 I used one of the flowers from the BoHo Flowers Kit 
to stamp the background then made a woodgrain panel for the background.

Gina K. Designs: 
  • Stamp Set - Wise Old Owl  BoHo Flowers 
  • Die set - Wise Old Owl
  • Prue Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Jelly Bean Green
  • Premium Patterned Paper Pack - 
  • Premium Dye Ink - Turquoise Sea, Black Onyx, Kraft, Dark   Chocolate                                                                            Other Items - Versa Mark, Twine, Memento-Black, Colored With Copics 



On this one I used a couple of pieces of Patterned Paper
 to add color and fun to this background and added the flourish stamped 
on the Turquoise Sea layer for added interest.


Gina K. Designs: 
  • Stamp Set - Wise Old Owl 
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight White, Black Onyx, Turquoise Sea, & Jelly Bean Green
  • Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx
  • Premium Patterned Paper Pack - Made With Love
  • Fancy Ribbon - White / Gold Ribbon
Versa Mark, Bling 



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Now for the Beautiful - Peony Wishes Set:
I was stuck in a orange flower mode on this flower!  LOL. 
I love this stamp set! <3 


Gina K. Designs:
  • Stamp Set - Peony Wishes
  • Die - You
  • Pure Luxury Card stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight White, Jelly Bean Green, Turquoise Sea, & Black Onyx
  • Premium Dye Ink - Moonlit Fog
  • Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Clear
Versa Fine - Black, Ribbon and Bling from my stash, Colored with Prismacolor Pencils






 Gina K. Designs:
  • Stamp Set - Peony Wishes 
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Sweet Mango, Black Onyx
  • Fine Detail Embossing Powder -  Clear
Versa Fine - Black, Memento Ink - Black, Copics, Ribbon and Bling from my stash




This was a fun one to do the Spot Light Technique on this stamp image!  :) 


Gina K. Designs:
  • Stamp set - Peony Wishes
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight 
  • Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx
Colored with Prismacolor Pencils, and Bling from my stash


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GRAND Greetings!!!!  :) 
I am loving this set <3 


Gina K. Designs: 
  • Stamp Set - Grand Greetings  Incentive Stamp set
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock - Powder Blue, White Layering Weight
  • Premium Dye Ink - Dark Chocolate, Kraft, & Powder Blue
Twine, & Bling

 Video - using the Grand Greetings
 Incentive Set and Gina's Floral Stencil






and this is the one from the party! :) 

Gina K. Designs:
  • Stamp Set - Grand Greetings
  • Pure Luxury Card Stock - Turquoise Sea, White Layering Weight
  • Premium Dye Ink - Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus, & Dark Chocolate
Spectrum noir glitter pen, bling



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