Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Gina K. Designs Sneak Peek #4............Vintage Backgrounds and Masculine Messsages!!!!!

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Here it is!!!!  The last day of peeks before the big Release Party!!!!


  • Stamps: Vintage Backgrounds, Lovely Labels
  • Paper: Pure Luxury in Lemon Drop, White and Turquoise Sea
  • Ink: Vivid Aqua
  • Accessories: Flowers, Pearls, Ribbon, Fiber
Nina's new Vintage Backgrounds is just beautiful and goes fabulously with her Lovely Labels stamp set!!!  I paired them up here using the new Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea and the Vivid Aqua inkpad matches perfectly!!!  The Houndstooth Cuttlebug Folder also matches to a tee!!!


  • Stamps: Masculine Messages
  • Paper: Pure Luxury in All Spruced Up, Lemon Drop and Black Onyx, Basic Grey Origins
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Ribbon, Clip
Now you may laugh...........but this IS a masculine card for me!!!!  LOL  Well, you have to admit at least the colors are more masculine!!!  HeeHee!!!  Gina's new Free With 3 is a wonderful mix of sentiments for all the guys in our lives!!!  The Black Double Stitched ribbon is one of my favorites for "guy" cards and so is the Basic Grey Origins dp!!

Now see what other fantastic designs are waiting for you...............


The Release Party is tomorrow night on StampTV.  We would LOVE to have you join us for the fun!

There will be challenges, contest questions, chatter, as well as tons of samples from the Design Team members from 7-10 (central time) all leading to the new products being available in GinaK's online store at 10pm.

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gina K. Designs Sneak Peek #3........Sew Pretty and Welcome Home!!!!



Another set of peeks for more fabulous new designs!!!!!!


  • Stamps: Sew Pretty
  • Paper: Pure Luxury in Chocolate, Vanilla, Red Hot; Cosmo Garden Variety dp
  • Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Clip, Ribbon, Pearls, Flowers
I thought I'd have a little fun with Asela's new set, Sew Pretty and make a fun gift set!!  I paper pieced the apron with the new Cosmo Garden Variety dp.  I made some Scottish Shortbread and some little tags for the packaging of the shortbread and the coffee mug.  Some Cappuccino and Coffee and Creamers and some yummy Turtles will hit the spot!!!!  LOL  I used Pure Luxury in Chocolate, Vanilla and Red Hot.




  • Stamps: Welcome Home
  • Paper: Pure Luxury in White, Bubblegum Pink; Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
  • Accessories: Rhinestones, Ribbon, Clip, Smooch
Rupa's new set, Welcome Home, is just so cute and perfect for housewarming cards!!!! I thought the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses would be cute with a similarly colored row of Rupa's houses!!!!  I just had to get some PINK in there!!!  LOL  The Pure Luxury Bubblegum Pink was perfect!!!

Now check out more fun peeks:


The Release Party is this Thursday, April 22 on StampTV.  We would LOVE to have you join us for the fun!

There will be challenges, contest questions, chatter, as well as tons of samples from the Design Team members from 7-10 (central time) all leading to the new products being available in GinaK's online store at 10pm.

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Monday, April 19, 2010

Gina K. Designs Sneak Peek Day #2........Quite The Catch and Gone Fishing!!!!!

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Do you "SEA" some fabulous new images you just HAVE to have after this release???!!!!!  LOL  Well, get ready for some more adorable images you'll just NEED!!!!


  • Stamps: Quite The Catch
  • Paper: GKD Pure Luxury in Red Hot, Turquoise Sea, White and Quite The Catch dp
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vivid Brick, Copics
  • Accessories: Fancy Tags, Dew Drops, Ribbon, Crystal Lacquer, Stickles
I used Gina's new Quite The Catch digital dp that is included in the Card Kit this month along with this stamp set and some other goodies!!!  I thought a little seaweed scene with some cuttlebugged "bubbles" and some Crystal Lacquer water droplets and just a bit of Stickles on these critters would just be fun!!  I used Pure Luxury Cardstock.....Red Hot, White and the new color this month, Turquoise Sea!!!!


  • Stamps: Gone Fishing
  • Paper: Pure Luxury in Chocolate, Red Hot, Turquoise Sea and White
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
  • Accessories: Twine, Nailheads
This is from Theresa's beautiful new set, Gone Fishing.  In honor of Theresa herself, this is my attempt at making a scene.  I can't come close to Theresa's, but I thought of the fishing that my son and husband along with Grandpa had done years ago and thought it would be fun to make a card for my Father-in-Law.  I seriously will someday be showing up at Theresa's for hands-on lessons in sponging the amazing backgrounds she does!!!!  LOL  I used the mountain image from her Happy Camper set.  So many of Theresa's sets go beautifully together in making wonderful scenes!!!

Now check out more amazing sneak peeks from Gina and our Design Team............

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Gina K. Designs Sneak Peek Day #1........Oh Boy and Gifts From The Sea!!!

Oh it's time!!!!  Yippeee!!!!  Another super fun release at Gina K. Designs!!!!  There are just so many wonderful sets with such a variety to love!!!!


  • Stamps: GKD Oh Boy
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
  • Paper: GKD Pure Luxury in White, Red Hot, Lemon Drop and Turquoise Sea
  • Accessories: Brads, Crystal Lacquer
This first set is so dang cute!!!!  Tami Mayberry knows that little boys sure love their toys!!!!  And I couldn't resist making a huge ole pile of them!!!!  I wanted to showcase our new Pure Luxury Cardstock color too........Turquoise Sea!!!  I even added some Crystal Lacquer to the windows!!!  I will admit however, my son's piles of toys were never this neat when he was little!!!  LOL


  • Stamps: GKD Gifts From The Sea
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Copics
  • Paper: GKD Pure Luxury in Vanilla, Chocolate; BG Green At Heart
  • Accessories: Netting, Flower Soft, Crystal Lacquer
This next stamp set is called Gifts From The Sea.........and it's just so beautifully elegant!!!!  Designed by our Melanie!!!  I wanted to make a type of Memory Box or Curio Shelf...........so I used some cream colored Flower Soft for a sandy look, and the netting to look more nautical.  The shells have some droplets of Crystal Lacquer to look like they just got picked off the beach!!!  I used Melanie's Inspiration Mosaic as the background and even though it was hard to see I scored the "shelf" and woodgrained it with the Vivid Tuscan Tan inkpad.  And I couldn't resist some POP of color with Basic Grey Green At Heart dp!!!



A simple inside for this one using the shell border image in the set.

Designers Participating in previewing tonight: 


The Release Party is this Thursday, April 22 on StampTV.  There will be challenges, contest questions, chatter, as well as tons of samples from the Design Team members from 7-10 (central time) all leading to the new products being available in Gina K's online store at 10pm.  We'd love to have you join us for our monthly party!
~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Check Out The Gina K. Cookbook Hop and My RESQ Challenge!!!!!!!!!

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Ohhh it's grilling season!!!  Ok, so we grill in the snow here!!!  LOL  But technically............nicer weather means more grilling outside!!  And Gina K. Designs is hosting a super fun and delicious Creative Cookouts hop with fabulous recipes and wonderful stamped creations!!!!  Here's the mouth-watering cover photo:




It's time for another CSS Blog hop!


Several members of the CenterStage Spotlight Alumni team have gathered some of their favorite BBQ Picnic recipes together for us to make another cookbook!  The cookbook will be available for FREE over on the StampTV Freebie page for you to download and print at your leisure.

But, since we are paper crafters - we challenged them even further to make a project with their recipe in mind to share with us tonight on their blogs!  (The projects are also included in photos on the recipe booklet as well.)  

Please check out the links of all the participating designers and then download the Recipe booklet and let us know how you like them!


Also hop over to the RESQ Challenge Blog to see my challenge for this Friday using the new Gina K. stamp set A Beautiful Life by Melanie Muenchinger!!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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

It's the monthly Gina K. Designs Illustrator Hop and Challenge!!!!!  This month we are picking one of our favorite childhood books or stories and using that for inspiration!!


As a child I escaped as often as I possibly could into books!!!  They truly were my sanity!!!  One of my all-time favorites is Heidi by Johanna Spyri.  I can't tell you how often I dreamed that I was little Heidi living in the Swiss Mountains with love and friendship!!!!
I used Melanie's beautiful newest stamp set, A Beautiful Life.  The setting of Heidi was among spectacular flowers and nature, so the earthy colors of
Pure Luxury Cardstock in Green Apple, Lemon Tart, Chocolate and the patterned paper in Basic Grey Origins.  Of course I had to layer those Fancy Tags!  LOL

To keep the inspiration going, check out these GinaK Designer's joining in on the hop tonight:

~ Have A Creative Day! ~