Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gina K. Designs Illustrator Hop!!!!!!!!!!

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Welcome to a special Gina K. Designs hop!!!!! Now be sure to start at Gina's Blog as there is some exciting new info on how you can participate!!!!!


  • Stamps: GKD Hang In There
  • Paper: GKD Pure Luxury in White, Ocean Mist, Innocent Pink, Lemon Drop & Creme de Menthe; Basic Grey Lemonade dp
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Copics: R32, R20, R00, R000, Y04, YG11, BG11
  • Accessories: Buttons, Ribbon

I am using the new Hang In There by our fabulous Theresa Momber!!!!!!!!! I sooooo LOVE this froggie!!!!! And yes, by the way, there ARE such things as pink frogs!!!! Well, maybe a bit more "albino" but still!!!! LOL I am in love with the beautiful Spring Has Sprung Pure Luxury cardstock and Ribbon and Button Assortment!!!! I'm using Innocent Pink, Creme de Menthe, Lemon Drop and Ocean Mist. The Basic Grey Lemonade paper pack matches beautifully!!! And of course gotta have some nesties........these are Label 9 Nesties. I cuttlebugged using the Forest Branches folder.



Just a quick little design for the inside...........can't leave those bare!!! LOL

For all the details on this exciting blog hop event, please check out GinaK's blog! We'd love to have you join in the hop by adding your project's direct link to Gina's blog in the Mister Linkey box.



Here are all the designers joining in the hop tonight featuring February's new stamp sets:

Jessica Fick
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger
Theresa Momber
Carolyn King
Tami Mayberry
Cathy Tidwell
Lee Murphy (that's me!)
Donna Baker
Kurtis Amundson
Erika Martin

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Gina K. Designs.........Moxie Fab World Style!!!!!!!!!!!

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Check out the Gina K. Designs Blog and see that Gina is sponsoring the Moxie Fab World Blog today! Check out the 8 fantastic stamp sets Cath Edvalson is giving away in celebration of Stamp It! Cards week long celebration!

Moxie Fab World............check it out and stop over to The Moxie Fab World Blog for a chance to win these fabulous stamp sets! All you have to do is a leave a comment on the post!!

Retro Boutique
Happy Hearts
Many Wishes
Vintage Borders
Dream Birds
Hope Is Faith
Lovely Labels
Sweetest Memories

Here is my "Litte Black (and Pink!) Book I made for Gina's Stamp TV Inspire Challenge using Hope Is Faith.............


Remember that with this stamp set $2.00 of every sale of the Hope is Faith mini stamp set will go to the Red Cross to help them with the work they are doing in Haiti. (Donations will be made on sales throughout the month of February. After that, this set will go into our regular inventory.). I just love this dainty butterfly!!! And it's so perfect in pink with the GKD Pure Luxury Innocent Pink Cardstock and pink ribbon from the Spring Ribbon Assortment!!!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Gina K. Designs Sneaks #4...............Lovely Labels and Inside & Out!!!!!!!

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Day #4 is here!!!!!!!!!!!

I decided to try a CAS design for Gina's new free with three, Inside & Out, so that one of the sentiments was the focal point!!! I never have enough birthday cards, so I thought a sweet and simple one was a good idea!!! Well, okay....MY idea of CAS now remember???? Just a **few** pearls!!!!! LOL I used the yummy Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss and the Chocolate Kissed Stitched Ribbon. Who doesn't love chocolate for their bithday???? :)





Next shows a beautiful and waaaaaaay cool stamp set designed by Nina called Lovely Labels!!!! It's full of various Nestability Label shapes and some wonderful sentiments!!!! Here I used Vivid Tea Rose ink and some Stickles for the image and then attempted a giant bow......I'm not used to working with wired ribbon, so it's a bit wonky!!! LOL

The Lovely Labels stamp set coordinates beautifully with Spellbinders Labels 1, 4, 8, and 9. Nina has also designed a new digital paper pack called Swing into Spring that compliments the new Spring Assortment paper pack. For even more information on these new products, please visit the Lovely Labels Illustrator's blog Nina Brackett.

Then, check out these designer's links for even more samples made with Nina's stamp set as well as the new Free with Three stamp set called Inside & Out as well as the Spring Florals card kit:
Jessica Fick
Theresa Momber
Melanie Muenchinger
Carolyn King
Tami Mayberry
Lee Murphy (you are here!)
Lynn Mercurio
Kurtis Amundson
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Bev Gerard
Colleen Schaan

We'd love to have each of you make plans to join us tomorrow night for the big Release party over in Gina's Forum on SCS! The virtual party starts at 7pm CST and is filled with contest questions from Gina, challenges from three of our designers, and tons more samples from the entire GKD team!

For some helpful tips on how Gina's Release parties work on SCS, check out this discussion on StampTV.


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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Gina K. Designs Sneaks #3.............Spring Florals and Dream Birds!!!!!!

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Yes, Yes, Yes!!!! Day 3 is here!!!!!!!!



Gina has designed a beautiful and elegant Spring Florals set.........okay, well we just had a foot of snow.......but Spring is coming someday!!! LOL I love the new Pure Luxury Lemon Drop!!!! LOVE it I tell you!!!! But then I love pastels!!!! So I decided to go with a daffodilly theme!!! LOL And BG Origins matched wonderfully!

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Asela's new set, Dream Birds is sooooo cute!!! Look at these little guys!!!! LOL And fun to color!!! The new Pure Luxury Lovely Lavendar goes just perfectly with the Vibrant Violet and I added some Lemon Drop too!!! And I used BG Sugar Rush dp. And you can see I just adore my Fancy Tags..........and when you layer your sentiments you can always change out a sentiment if you need a different one to mail out in a hurry!!!! Just a little tip there!!! ;)

For a limited time, a free Card Kit will automatically be included with each purchase of the Spring Florals stamp set. The entire kit includes the stamp set, a binder sheet, the instructions and materials to make 3 complete cards for $19.95. For more details on the cards, please visit Jessica Fick's blog.

Then, check in with each of these GinaK designers to see all the beautiful projects they've made with the two stamp sets previewed tonight!


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Monday, February 8, 2010

Gina K. Designs Sneaks #2................Pressed Flowers and Oh Baby!!!!!!!

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It's Day 2.............fun, fun, fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Stamps: Pressed Flowers, A Year Of Flowers
  • Paper: Pure Luxury White, Rocket Red
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vivid Brick
  • Accessories: Ribbon, Stickles, Fancy Tags
My first card showcases a VERY cool and beautiful new stamp set by our fabulous Melanie called Pressed Flowers!!!!!!! These images match exactly to A Year Of Flowers!!!!! So 2 step stamping is amazingly fun and has wonderful possibilities!!!! I wanted to share a CAS design......simple red and white so the rose images really pop!!! The cuttlebug bg Swiss Dots is so dainty I thought it would be perfect for a rose! And I couldn't resist making a border on the inside with the cute ladybugs!!! I used Pure Luxury White and Rocket Red cardstock and a bit of Stickles on the rose petals. The ribbon is from Gina's Assorted Gold-Lined collection.

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  • Stamps: Oh Baby!
  • Paper: Pure Luxury White, Lemon Drop, Lovely Lavendar, Innocent Pink; BG Lemonade
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
  • Accessories: Ribbon, Buttons

And this precious and adorable new set is designed by Rupa and called Oh Baby!!!!!! And it's so perfect to show the new pastel colors of Pure Luxury cardstock Gina has added called Lemon Drop and Lovely Lavendar!!!! I soooooooo LOVE the pastels!!!! Matches beautifully with Basic Grey Lemonade dp too!!!! And these are the new buttons from the Spring Collection!!! And just a quick and easy inside design.

The Pressed Flowers stamp set was designed to be a perfect companion to Melanie's A Year of Flowers set! It is also a perfect stand alone set as each bold stamp image lends itself to many techniques as you will see on each designer's blogs tonight!

Start with the Illustrator's blog Melanie Muenchinger and then visit these designer's blogs for even more samples with this stamp set and Rupa Shevde's Oh Baby Stamp set as well!

Gina Krupsky
Jessica Fick *
Theresa Momber
Nina Brackett
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Lee Murphy (that's me!)
Lynn Mercurio
Kurtis Amundson
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Bev Gerard
Suzanne Dean *

* also previewing the new Card Kit Stamp set: Spring Florals

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Gina K. Designs Sneaks #1............Hope Is Faith & Hang In There!!!!!!!!!!

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YES!!! It's time for more Gina K. Designs Sneak Peeks!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome to Day 1!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Stamps: GKD Hope Is Faith
  • Paper: GKD Pure Luxury in White, Chocolate Kiss, Ocean Mist; BG Origins
  • Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Vivid Aqua
  • Accessories: Ribbon, Rhinestones, Stickles

This beautiful butterfly is Gina's very specially designed Hope Is Faith set.........more info below. I just used a bit of Ice Stickles to shimmer the edges of the butterfly wings. I sooo love the new Basic Grey Origins!!!! It goes beautifully with the Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss and Ocean Mist that I used here!!

I am definitely starting to enjoy designing the insides of my cards......thanks to the beautiful designs of Jessica!!!! Some designs I'm doing are a bit more detailed, others are simple, but it really adds a neat touch to the cards!

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  • Stamps: GKD Hang In There
  • Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Rocket Red, Tan Leather; Theresa's Autumn digipaper
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vivid Lime, Copics
  • Accessories: Brads, Ribbon

Oh our Theresa has outdone herself yet again!!!! Such cuuuuuuuuuuteness with her Hang In There set!!!! I just LOVE this tree froggie!!!! And of course her images are giving me lots of Copic coloring practice!! LOL I just thought I'd go with a bright, colorful, fun card with this frog that I colored as a Red Eyed Tree Frog. So I used Pure Luxury White, Rocket Red and Tan Leather. And yes........more Fancy Tag layering!!! LOL And I couldn't resist using this froggie ribbon that I've had for ages!!!! :)

Just a very simple inside with some leaves on the Tan Leather cardstock.

The Hope is Faith mini stamp set retails for $9.95. It was created to raise money for the Red Cross to help with the devastation in Haiti. $2.00 of every purchase of this stamp set will be sent directly to the Red Cross throughout the month of February.

As the first responders to disasters around the world, the Red Cross is there to help with the basic needs of these people who have suffered so much. By purchasing this mini set, you will help to make a difference to people who are desperate by supporting an organization that works tirelessly to feed, clothe, comfort and care for those in need.


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