Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Gina K Blog Hop - Day 3

Hello. Today is the third day showcasing our new release stamps from Gina K Designs. It's so exciting to have one of our wonderful designers, Chris Dayton, illustrating her first stamp set. These calla lily images are so pretty and elegant.

I love the flowers and the fabulous, large sentiments Chris added.

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

Gina K
Chris Dayton - Today’s featured illustrator
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber


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.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gina K Blog Hop - Day 2

Hello! We are on our second day blog hopping for the latest release at Gina K Designs. Today we are featuring images from Beth's Karen Dolphin set and Claire's Lovely Lilies. My first card is with Beth's set. I love these sweet images! 

Here is another card I made using Karen Dolphin. 

And here is my first card with Claire's Lovely Lilies set. I love to color, so I used the outline image and colored in the middle to make it look like tiger lilies. 

On this card I colored them to look like stargazer lilies.

Ready for more awesome inspiration? Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew. 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.

Gina K
Beth Silaika - Today’s featured illustrator
Claire Brennan - Today’s featured illustrator
Cathy Tidwell
Chris DaytonDonna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen HightowerLaurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuwSean FettermanSheri GilsonSilke LedlowSusie Moore
Theresa Momber

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.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 10, 2017

 Hi there! Today the Gina K Designs team are showcasing some of the new release stamp sets just released. For today's blog hop, we are featuring my latest stamp set, Framescapes - Tropical Skies and Melanie's new Pressed Flowers 2.

For this first card, I used the frame image and added an island and bird to accent, stamped over a sponged scene background. You can find the video for this card here.

 For this one, I used some of the additional images to create a circle scene, framed with foliage. I'll have a video for this card posted later this week.


And here is another frame scene, this time using the sun/reflection image.

And here is my first card with Melanie's Pressed Flowers 2. I love the whimsical flower designs and how versatile this set is.

Here is another with Pressed Flowers 2. It's so fun to stamp these solid images in a light color, then add shading with Copics or colored pencils.

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

Gina K
Melanie Muenchinger - Today’s featured illustrator
Theresa Momber - Today’s featured illustrator
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore

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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

StampTV Sentimental Summer Kit Blog Hop

 Hello! The team at Gina K Designs are blog hopping to showcase the newest StampTV Kit, Sentimental Summer. I used one of the stamp sets included in the kit, called, Your Own Kind of Beautiful for my first card. I love the whimsical images in this set.

The pattern paper in the kit is super cool. It's all black and white and can be used with Gina K foils. I used some for the background on this card and foiled with Gina's Lovely Lavender Foil.


For my second card I used the other stamp set in the kit, called, Dazzling Dahlia. These are gorgeous flower images. I stamped the outline with black, then the solid image using yellow. Then I used color pencils to add some shading. Super fast and easy.


Contained in the kit are:

  • 24 sheets of Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Card Stock including Passionate Pink, Turquoise Sea, Layering White, Black Onyx, Heavy Base Weight White, Wild Dandelion and Sweet Mango
  • Petite Patterns 6X6 pattern paper pack
  • Dazzling Dahlia stamp set
  • Your Own Kind of Beautiful stamp set


We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop and that person will 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.

Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:


Gina K
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber


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.


Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Gina K & Therm O Web Blog Hop

Hi there! Today, the team is back with an encore blog hop featuring the new line of products Gina has designs for Therm O Web. I am so loving how amazing the foiled images look. I used my latest set, Daisy Delight and accented it with one of Gina's wonderful sentiments from the True Friend Foil Mates set.

Here is a close up so you can see the beautiful shine of the foiled sentiment.

 And here is a video I created for today"s card.

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop and that person will 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
Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Gina K
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber

Thanks for dopping by. I hope your day is wonderful

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Gina K - Therm O Web Foil Mates Blog Hop Day 3



Hi there! The team at Gina K are blog hopping again today to showcase the new Gina K/Therm O Web Foil Mates product line. Today I wanted to feature how well the background Foil Mates™ work with Gina K stamps. For my first card I used two Foil Mates, Polka Party and Stars & Stripes, foil embossed with Turquoise Sea Fancy Foil. I also used the Double and Single Stitched Rectangle Die sets, including using the stars that come in the Single Stitched set. 

Here is a close up so you can see how shiny the pretty foil is. The stamp set I used on this card is called By The Sea.


For this card I pulled out my new Daisy Delight set and gave it a backdrop using Gina's gorgeous Swirls and Flourishes background Foil Mates. I used Grass Green Fancy Foils and sponged the background using Gina K Grass Green ink. 

The birthday sentiment was cut out from one of the Foil Mate images called Birthday Essentials.

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop from a combination of all three days of comments and that person will 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.

Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Gina K
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber

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.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Gina K - Therm O Web Foil Mates Blog Hop Day 2

Hello! Today the team at Gina K Designs is once again featuring products from Gina's new line of Foil Mates™ products from Therm O Web™. I paired the True Friend floral image with the Line and Dots background Foil Mates for this card. 

Here is a close up, at a different angle, so you can see how much the Pink Passion foil shimmers.

I love how elegant cards look with the foils! I used Dandelion Yellow for the sentiment and birds on this card, and Red Velvet for the heart and birds.


Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop from a combination of all three days of comments and that person will 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.

Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Gina K
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber


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.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is fantastic!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Gina K - Thermo-web Blog Hop Day One

Hello! The team at Gina K Designs™ is so excited to be sharing inspiration with you today, featuring an entire new product line, designed by Gina herself, for Therm O Web™.  The new line of products are all designed to coordinate together so you'll have everything you need to create stunning foil embossed projects. In addition to Foil-Mates™and Fancy Foils™, the line also includes custom dies! You can find the entire Therm O Web Foil Mates™ collection at the Gina K Designs store by clicking here.

 Pictures just don't do justice to how stunning Foil Mates™ cards are in person. Each foil has it's own unique shine and shimmer and they change as you look at them from different angles. When I showed my husband this card, he made me take him to my craft room so I could demonstrate how it is done. It's just amazing what you can do with a simple laminator, foil and cardstock.

Here is a second card I made using the new products. So fun!  At this angle you can see I used different color foils for the stars, the sentiment and each of the balloons.

Here is the whole card, taken with a light pointed directly at it. The foiled images just glow and shimmer in the light.

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop from a combination of all three days of comments and that person will 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.

Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Gina K
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber


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.

To make the first card above, I started by cutting out the birthday image, from the Birthday Essentials Foil Mates™ pack, using the largest oval from the Oval Small Set.

With the die cut still in the die, I sponged around the edges, lightly, using Gina K Wild Dandelion ink.

Next, I cut strips of foil from the Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Pink Passion and Turquoise Set Fancy Foils™

I placed the different color foil pieces (colored side up) over the specific parts of the image where I wanted the colors to be, trimming them as needed. Then I sandwiched the oval with foils in a folded piece of parchment paper (included in the Foil Mates™ package) and ran it through my heat laminator.

Tip - when placing multiple pieces of foils over an image, you may want to place just a few pieces at a time, running it through the laminator each time. I found that having several pieces made it harder to keep everything in place as I was positioning it in my laminator, but when I just did a few pieces at a time, it was much easier. Also, if you foil slips and doesn't cover the image completely, you can just place another piece of foil over the portion that didn't get foiled and just run it through the laminator again. 

Here is a close-up of the oval after foiling.

Next, I cut a section from the Dots & Strings Background Foil Mates™ and sponged around the edges using Wild Dandelion ink.

Then I sponged the center using Pink Passion ink.

After sponging, I cut a piece of Wild Dandelion Fancy Foil™ just slightly larger than the cardstock and ran it through my laminator, while sandwiched in a folded piece of parchment. 

To complete the card, I layered the oval with black cardstock, cut using the largest oval from Oval Large Die Set. I also used black to layer the background and adhered it all to a pink passion card base. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your day is wonderful. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Gina K April Release Blog Hop Day 3

Hello! Today the team at Gina K is featuring images from the beautiful new StampTV Mini Kit, called My Anchor. Isn't the lighthouse image beautiful? The stamps in this set are going to be so great for making masculine cards.

On this card, I used the fabulous old truck image and added a few tree images from The Northwoods 2. If you already have any of my scene stamp sets, you'll love combing these new focal images with them.




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. Ready for some inspiration? Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Gina K
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Claire BrennanDonna Idlet
Juliana MichaelsKaren HightowerLaurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuwSean FettermanSheri GilsonSilke LedlowSusie Moore
Theresa Momber

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.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful! 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Gina K April Release Blog Hop Day 2

Hello! Today the team at Gina K Designs is showcasing projects featuring images from Beth's new stamp set, Vicky Mermaid and Claire's latest, Cottage Garden. Both of these sets are so adorable! The card above uses images from Vicky Mermaid. So fun to make underwater scenes.



Next is a card with Cottage Garden. Claire has designed this set so that all the images work together so beautifully. I love the whimsical images.



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.  Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Gina K
Beth Silaika - Today’s featured illustrator
Claire Brennan - Today’s featured illustrator
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber


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.



Monday, April 10, 2017

Gina K April Release Blog Hop - Day 1

Hello there! The team at Gina K Designs are blog hopping this week to feature all the new stamp sets released last week. Today we are showcasing Melanie's new Stately Flowers 11 stamp set, and my new set, called Daisy Delight. The card above has the large daisy image from Daisy Delight. I used the bleaching technique for this card and I will be following up with a video at StampTV to show you how I made it.


Next, I used the daisy spray to make this blue card. I love blue daisies!

And for this one, I used the silhouette daisy stamp and did shadow stamping and then add butterflies. I used the mirror technique to create the full butterfly, using the side view butterfly image from my set. I'll be following up with a video for this one, too.

Next I have a few cards with Melanie's Stately 11 set. I always love Mel's flowers! The extra images in this set are so fun. There are so many ways to use the postage frame image and it will work with other sets, too.


On this card I used the postage frame again, but this time to frame the sentiment on the side (sentiment from Vertical Greetings 2).

Ready for more awesome creations?! 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. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop: Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:


Gina K
Melanie Muenchinger - Today’s featured illustrator
Theresa Momber - Today’s featured illustrator
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore


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.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!