Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year Wishes and A Proud Mom Moment!!!!

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Happy and Healthy New Year Wishes!!!!!


I'm so excited to share some super FUN news about my daughter!!!  She's a college student in her Jr. year pursuing a Graphic Arts Degree!!  And there's a brand new Digital Stamp company that has hired her on to do some designing for them!!!!   The store is run by the very sweet Michelle (tygerpaws11 on Splitcoast) and is launching TODAY!!!  Here is the link:  Can You Digi It?

My daughter's artist name is Annie J Designs.........and I want to showcase my favorite image of hers so far!!!  She also does Blog Design.....she does all of my blog designs and I change with the seasons!!!  LOL


 Stamp: CYDI - Archery Set
Paper: GKD - Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx, BG dp
Accessories: Flowers, Ribbon, Pearls, Clip, Preserves CB Folder

My very sweet friend, Misti, has two boys that are extremely talented in Archery, so that was the idea behind this first set of images called Archery SetI used the girl archer to make a little bit of a feminine design since my daughter's best friend is also skilled at archery!  I kept the color theme black and white with just some touches of red.  

I hope you all have some FUN plans and hopes and dreams for the new year!!!  And stay tuned for more of the Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hops on Monday and Tuesday using the newest release!!! 

Thank you all for being such a FABULOUS part of my stampy life!!!!  Many blessings and inky hugs to you all from my Colorado mountain!!!!

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop......Stately Flowers 2 and Mountain Wilderness!!!!

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Well what a fabulous Release Party last night!!!!  Now to hop, hop, hop with some fun samples to get your mojo flowin'!!!!


First up is Melanie's newest Stately Flowers 2...........


I did look up Hawthorn flowers and found they do come in pink!!!  Not that it would stop me from coloring ANYTHING pink!  LOL   I decided to make a feminine sympathy card.....to have on hand.  Sympathy cards are so very difficult for me to make....especially on the spot.  So I figured I could make some in advance when I'm not focused on the sad event that needs one. I love the Beaded Oval Nesties.  I just went with a very floral and feminine color combo, Pure Luxury Grass Green, White and Bubblegum Pink and used ribbon and flowers and pearls.....I hope someone can smile thru tears knowing that they are loved.


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Now for the uber cool Theresa and her Mountain Wilderness......oh yes....perfect for my mountain!!!



Now I just had to color these as Grizzly Bears.....(our family's e-mail addy and username has been Grizzlys for years and years!!!).  And they are at home in the snow.....just like me!!!  I did stamp them a bit off so there's a little "hole" in my snowy scene! LOL  I used Pure Luxury White and Smoky Slate for a wintry combination.  Also the Fleur de Lis Squares for a fun background accent.


Now you'll want to hop and see all the fabulous Inspiration the Design Team has in store!!  And don't forget to leave comments along the way!!!  2 commenters will be chosen randomly to win a Grab Bag of fabulous Gina K. stamps!!!!!


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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Gina K. Release Party Invite!!!!!!

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It is time for another FAAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS Gina K. Designs Stamp Release!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You should have come here from the amazing Melanie's Blog

There are such fun and wonderful new stamps....it's hard to decide on what sneak peek to tease you with!!!! LOL  I figured I'd better keep it PINK!!!!!  LOL  So here it is...


See???  Pink!!!!  You'll want to come to the Stamp TV Release Party Forum and see all the new stamp sets, challenges, contest questions and chatting!!!!!  It's tonight from 7 - 9 pm Central!!!  Sure hope to see you there!!!!


Now hop on over to the talented Jimmi's Blog


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Saturday, December 17, 2011

CAS-ual Friday - Matchy Matchy Envie!!!!!

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'Tis the season for lots of card-making and sending out smiles and hugs!!!!  So this week's challenge CAS-ual Fridays: CFC32 - Make A Matching Envelope is perfect timing!!!


  • Stamps: TSG Holly Jolly
  • Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Lipstick Red
  • Ink: Memento, Copics
  • Accessories: Ribbon, CB EF, Pearls, Ribbon, Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3

I used the cuuuute new There She Goes stamp set, Holly Jolly!!!  I just adore that little snowman!!!! And of course my all-time favorite cardstock color, Gina K.Designs  Pure Luxury Lipstick Red.  Since my daughter used up most of the Christmas cards I'd made...I need to whip up some CAS cards to send out quick!  Of course she did my new winter blog design...so I can't really complain! LOL  I just kept it simple with an embossed panel and framing the image with the Fancy Tags 3 Nesties.  Of course gotta add a bit of ribbon and bling!  ;)

I'll be posting some more Christmas card designs soon....got quite a few to finish up!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gina K. Designs......Nature's Greeting!!!!



It's time for a special Gina K. Designs hop!!!!  Today the Design Team is featuring the Nature's Greeting Kit.


 The Kit includes a DVD with 6 complete card projects from start to finish! Stamp Set, Card Stock, Patterned Paper, Ribbon, Brads and DVD. 

You should have hopped here from the amazing Jimmi's Blog...........



I made a very Springy card......because.....well because I'll make a card for any season no matter the season!!!  LOL  So even on my snowy mountain....I wanted Spring to come shining through on this card!  I love this whimsical little flower and thought it would be fun to showcase.  I used Pure Luxury cardstock in White, Cranberry Tart and then some fun dp.  

Now you'll want to hop on over to the fabulous Michelle's Blog...........

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ribbon Carousel Peppermint Twist Challenge!!!!

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I LOVE peppermint and candy canes!!!  And this week's challenge at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog is an Inspiration Challenge and this is the fun and wonderful photo for us to use as our inspiration:


I love this collage!  And I seriously must try a Peppermint Martini!!!  LOL  Now here's my card....


I used the cuuuute new stamp set, Holly Jolly from There She Goes.  And I just had to put my own "twist" on this peppermint challenge and use pinks instead of red!  Smiley from millan.net I used Gina K. Pure Luxury Cardstock in White, Passionate Pink and Bubblegum Pink.  And then just a bit of pink Baker's Twine and Kaisercraft Rhinestones.  I colored with my Copics - RV25 and RV21 which match the cardstock pretty perfectly!

Make sure you come on over to Splitcoast Stampers Virtual Stamp Night this Friday and Saturday....tons of fun Winter Wonderland themed challenges!!!!

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day 3!!!

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I love this sweet Master Butterfly Duo.....


This is just a super simple CAS design.....I just stamped the butterfly in blue and then the sentiment over top of it and then used my beloved Scor Pal for some dimension and texture.  Just a pop of ribbon....no bling!!!  Are you all shocked???  LOL  The cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Ocean Mist.

Now for the very sweet Free With 3 this month....Inspirational Blocks....


I did something similar with this little 3x3 Notecard set......I used Pure Luxury Green Apple, Wild Dandelion and Bubblegum Pink to make a fun, summery gift set!  This was also for my Stamp TV Release Party challenge to use summery or pastel colors.  I love Baker's Twine and had to add some to each one along with matching Rhinestones.

Now hop along and see what the rest of the Design Team has to share with you!!!  Remember to comment along the way so you have a chance to win a grab bag with at least 12 stamps valued up to 24.95!!!!

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day 2!!!!

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Oh so many beautiful flower images this release and Theresa's Dogwood And Butterfly is stunning!!!


I looked up Dogwoods and found that there are pink ones!!!  So I enjoyed my Copic coloring!!  I used Copics R85, R83, R81 and RV000 for the flowers.  I had to use some of the perfect and yummy ribbon that my very sweet and amazing friend you may know as Crafty Math Chick sent me!!!  She spoiled me with some amazing ribbon and other craft goodies!!!  And I was thrilled that 2 of the ribbons were just perfect for this pink and white card!!  I used Pure Luxury White and Bubblegum Pink and also Spellbinders Ovals.

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Now Tami's Label Borders are super versatile and fun!


This set lends itself to making simple yet elegant cards and especially for making card sets as gifts!!  I used red and white because the red just POPS!  And the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder adds texture so simply.  And this stamp set easily fits in with Tami's other sets!!!

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Now another lovely little Duo....Friends Are Flowers.


I love making my own dp and I used the flower image here to do just that.  I used my Copics...Y18, Y02, Y00.  And the sentiment of course is layered with my favorite Fancy Tags 2!!!  I used Pure Luxury White and Wild Dandelion cardstock and some yellow Rhinestones.

Now hop along and see what the rest of the Design Team has to share with you!!!  Remember to comment along the way so you have a chance to win a grab bag with at least 12 stamps valued up to 24.95!!!!



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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day 1

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Wow!!!!  What a release!!!  So many new Gina K. Designs stamp sets and images....absolute eye candy!!!!  Did you party with us and place your order for stamps you couldn't resist???  LOL  Well join us now for some super inspiration for the awesome new stamps!!!



First up are 2 brand new sets designed by Melanie Muenchinger......I am in LOVE!!!!  Stately Flowers includes my very own Colorado Columbine!!!  I had some of the traditional blue variety in my wedding bouquet many years ago!  Columbines have an obvious special place in my heart!!


Many of you may not know that the Rocky Mountain Columbine comes in many color varieties.....and we have several of them that grow on our mountain property!!  They're all just spectacular!!!  Unfortunately we had much bear activity this summer since the bird feeder got hung up directly over the Columbines on the upper deck.  The naughty bears foraged for the dropped birdseed among the flowers......but we hope they still survived!!  We'll find out next summer!  LOL  For this card I used Pure Luxury in White, Grass Green, Wild Dandelion, Lipstick Red and Lovely Lavender to complement the flower color combos. 

This next card uses Melanie's next new set, Make A Statement.....it's a companion set to the first one and will go with all of the State Flowers as Melanie will be releasing sets eventually to cover all 50 States!!!


Of course I HAD to color a Columbine pink!!!  Heehee!!  And make a special invitation to come visit me in my home State!!  You will LOVE all the travel and home pride possibilities with this set!!!

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Now Gina is also introducing several mini sets...or Duos!!  Watch for some with most of the releases!!!  I'm using Master Butterfly for this simple CAS design.


I just stamped very simply the image over the sentiment and then used my Scor Pal for some dimension...and a bit of ribbon!  There are so many encouraging and quick cards you can make with this little Duo!!

Now you'll want to hop along to see what the rest of the Design Team has for some wonderful inspiration!!!  And remember to comment as you hop for a chance to win!!  Winners will be randomly chosen and will receive a Grab Bag of at least 12 stamps valued up to $24.95!!!!



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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gina K. Designs Release Party and Sneak Peek!!!

Ohhhh yes it is!!!!  Time for another FABULOUS Gina K. Designs release!!!!  And Oh My Heck!!!!  Wait 'til you see it all!!!!!

You should have hopped here from the uber talented Melanie's Blog......

Here's just a little peek of one of the amazing new stamp sets!!!  This one is designed by none other than Melanie!!!!


Can you tell what that flower is????  I'll give you a couple hints.......1 - I am SUPER excited about it and 2 - It's got special meaning for me!!!!  That's all I'm gonna say!  ;)

Now hop on over to the sweet and talented Jennie's Blog......

And join us on Stamp TV for the Release Party and Challenges and Contest Questions and a BRAND NEW PARTY FORMAT!!!!!  See you there tonite at 7 pm Central!!!!

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Gina K. Designs Black Friday Special!!!

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While you're in Black Friday shopping mode here's a fun Gina K. Designs special!!!!!


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