Friday, July 14, 2017

Altenew July Inspiration Challenge

Hello! Today I am playing along in the Altenew July Inspiration Challenge.

Here are the graphics for this month.


Here is my take on the challenge featuring a couple of their newer releases and coordinating dies.





Thanks for visiting and have a super crafty day!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Gina K Designs –Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 3  


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K Designs! 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 Chris Dayton’s first stamp set and June Incentive set “Happy Mail”. 

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!


 Sentimental Calla Lily


 Happy Mail

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:



My first card was created using images from Chris Dayton's debut set Sentimental Calla Lily. The stenciled background is a new stencil by GKD called Water Droplets.

The card below features the new incentive mini set called Happy Mail free this month with a $75.00 purchase from Gina K. Designs. The xoxo image is not included in the mini set. It was taken from Fabulous Flowers.


Ready for more awesome creations?!

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


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, July 11, 2017

ATSM #250 - Photo Inspiration

Hey there friends!

We have a photo inspiration challenge for you this week at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Don't you just love these luscious summer colors?


Here is my take on the challenge featuring Art Deco by Neat and Tangled.

Stop by and play along.

We can't wait to see you in our gallery!


Gina K Designs –Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 2


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K Designs! 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 the stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan. 

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!


Karen Dolphin

Lovely Lilies


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:



My first set of cards feature Beth Silaikas new set Karen Dolphin. I did some water color "smooshing" on my first card with various GKD inks. I sponged the three dolphins with the same inks and fussy cut them out. Lastly I added Glossy accents to the splash images and a sentiment.

My second card below was shown during the release party. The sea creatures were either sponged or colored with Zig Real brush markers and fussy cut. Water splatters were added to the background and the sentiment was heat embossed.




My second set of cards features Lovely Lilies by Claire Brennan. The flowers were stamped and fussy cut out and adhered to a water colored background.

Below is another card that was shown during release night. I kept it clean and simple. The strip of black and white diagonal patterned paper is by GKD called Petite Patterns


Ready for more awesome creations?!

 Ready for more awesome creations?! 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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Gina K Designs –Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 1



The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K Designs! 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 the stamp sets by Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber. 

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!

Pressed Flowers 2

Framescape - Tropical Skies

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 a couple of cards featuring Melanie Muenchinger's Pressed Flowers 2 set.

GKD Supply List ( top card )
White and Dark Chocolate Brown Card Stock
Sweet Corn, Chocolate Brown, Ocean Mist, Jelly Bean Green and Fresh Asparagus Dye Inks

GKD Supply List ( bottom card )
White Card Stock
Black Onyx, Sweet Corn, Chocolate Brown, Ocean Mist, Jelly Bean Green Dye Inks
Pressed Flowers Coordinating Dies
Embossed with GKD Water Droplets Art Stencil


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Next I have two cards featuring Framescape - Tropical Skies by Theresa Momber.

I masked off a section on the first card to do some ink blending.

GKD Supply List ( top card )
White Card Stock
Black Onyx, Ocean Mist, Peach Bellini, and Sweet Mango Dye Inks

GKD Supply List ( bottom card )
In the Navy and White Card Stock
Black Onyx, Dandelion Yellow, Dusty Rose and Sweet Mango Dye Inks


Ready for more awesome creations?

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



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!


Friday, June 30, 2017

HLS July 2017 Watercolour Challenge

Hello there friends! 

Today starts a new watercolour challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. The optional twist this month is the color blue.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.


My card this month features June's My Monthly Hero Kit by Hero Arts. I was one of the lucky ones to receive this set and coordinating dies. I believe it sold out in less than 2 days.

Stop by and play along. We would love to see your take on the challenge!


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Altenew June inspiration Challenge

Hello there!

I have card to share that was entered into Altenew's June Inspiration Challenge inspired by the colors in the photo below.

June 2017 Inspiration Challenge – White On White Focal Point

Here are the supplies I used:

Hello Sunshine Stamp Set
Birch Land Stamp Set
Layered Medallion A stencil
Layered Medallion B Stencil

Thanks for stopping by !



Sunday, June 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop


Hello friends!

It has been a while since I played along in one of PTI's Blog Hops. So today I whipped up this card using the colors in this month's inspiration photo.



Here is my take featuring a stencil from the Woodblock Prints collection and a sentiment from Graceful Greetings.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Addicted to Stamps and More #246

Hello my crafty friends!

 This week it's everyone's favorite challenge.

ANYTHING GOES 


I chose this sweet newly released image by Unity Stamp Co. called Finally Here.

I did some water color "smooshing" for my background, stamped my image then simply colored in the spots on the mama and baby giraffe.

Now it's your turn. We can't wait to see what you create!



Monday, June 12, 2017

Gina K Designs –Sentimental Summer StampTV Kit Inspiration Blog Hop


DESIGNING FOR

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fantastic blog hop celebrating the new Sentimental Summer StampTV Kit. 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 • Set of 13 dies that coordinate with images from the two stamp sets

Today, the Cast & Crew has prepared some amazing and beautiful projects to share with you! Join us by hopping along on all of the Cast & Crew blogs to see the wide variety of samples. These will give you ideas as you create your own projects when you receive the set for yourself. Make sure to leave a comment on the blog because we will be giving away a prize!



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. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:









June's mini incentive stamp set "Rose Bouquet" free with a $75.00 purchase.

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Here is what I created with this beauty!


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

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.

Thank you for stopping by!



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Addicted to Stamps and More #244

Hello friends!

This week's theme is
Clean and Simple 
Please read the definition of CAS below.

 

 

 This is what I created featuring the Amazing You stamp set by Altenew and the Spotlight technique.

Stop by and play along. We would love to see you in our gallery!


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

HLS June Watercolour Challenge

Hello and welcome!

It's a new month and the start of a new watercolour challenge at Happy Little Stampers. You can find all the details here.

This month the optional twist is masking. This is totally up to you if you want to add the twist or not otherwise the challenges are always

ANYTHING GOES



Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop!

  
 Here is my take on the challenge featuring Especially for You by HLS. The flowers were masked and I fussy cut the butterfly.
We hope you'll find time to play along with us. Stop by HLS to see what the rest of the team has created!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Gina K Designs –Fun with Fabulous Foil-Mates Blog Hop 

DESIGNING FOR

Hi everyone! Gina K and the team have received such amazing feedback on the new FoilMates, Fancy Foils and dies that we have decided to put together a special hop for you today! This blog hop is a blend of a video blog hop featuring tutorials from Gina K and a few members of the team and a traditional blog hop featuring beautiful cards from other members of the team.  

Over the past few weeks, the Foil-Mates products have been flying off the shelves at Gina K Designs. Please be assured that if they are out-of-stock, they will quickly be back on the shelves again soon. In fact, Gina just stocked the shelves with a fresh batch of Foil-Mates, Fancy Foils and dies and more will be on the way. 

If you are new to Foil-Mates, they are used to step-up the shimmer and shine in your card projects! Creating cards is never more easy and beautiful when you work with this new line of foil products. From beautiful pre-printed Foil-Mates, to stunning colors of Fancy Foils, when you combine them together the outcome is stunning! Discover how many various combinations of different cards and invitations you are able to create with Gina’s Foil-Mates products. With many of Gina’s most popular signature colors now available in foil, coordinating with Gina K Designs card stock and ink has never been easier! 

We would like to thank Therm O Web for being such a great partner in the Foil-Mates line of products. 

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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. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:

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SUPPLIES:

Birthday Essentials Foil Mates
Red Velvet Fancy Foil
Large and Small Stitched Rectangle Dies
Card Stock: White,  Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Jelly Bean Green and Red Velvet


SUPPLIES:

Birthday Essentials Foil Mates
Dots and Strings Foil Mates
Jelly Bean Green Fancy Foils
Large Stitched Rectangle Die
Black and Jelly Bean Green Card Stock
White Foil Mates Fancy Ribbon







SUPPLIES:

Stars and Stripes Foil Mates
True Friend Foil Mates
Passionate Pink Fancy Foil
Large and Small Stitched Circle Dies
White and Turquoise Sea Card Stock
Foil Mates Fancy White Ribbon


SUPPLIES:

Polka Party Foil Mates
Gold Sequins Fancy Foil
Large and Small Stitched Circle Dies
White, Black, and Wild Lilac Card Stock
Foil Mates Fancy White Ribbon

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

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!