Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lili Of The Valley Thursday Challenge.....Love Is In The Air!!!

I love the adorable factor in Lili of the Valley stamps.....and this little ellie totally captured my heart when I saw it!!!  The Lili of the Valley Thursday Challenge was just perfect for me to ink up this little cutie!!!! 

The theme is Love Is In The Air....and looooook!!!!  She's blowing heart bubbles!!!!  I kept the layout rather simple so little Ellie could be the center of attention!!  LOL  Yes....I have issues....cute little animal stamps make me SQUEEEE!!!!!!  =)   I used Gina K Pure Luxury (of course!!) in White, Innocent Pink and Smoky Slate.  I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder and some of my favorite Pink Gingham Ribbon.  Gotta add some bling with the pearls and Stickles!!  Heehee!!  Hope you enjoy this cutie and are inspired to play along!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day #3.......What's The Dirt???

Day 3 brings us What's The Dirt? designed by Gina...........a fun, cute and perfect Spring/Summer set!!!

For this one I wanted that beautiful sentiment to be the focal point!!  So I just used a floral embossing folder and then popped the sentiment and some accents in Pure Luxury Red Hot! 

I also stayed CAS with this design....some of you may have seen this one at the release party.  I AM getting a bit more fond of CAS!  LOL  And yes, there IS pink and bling on this card!!  I'm still MEEEEEE after all!!!!  ;)  I just love the little trio of clay pots!!  I used Pure Luxury Green Apple on this of my VERY favorite Pure Luxury colors!!!  I used the Blossom Nestabilities to border the image.  I LOVE my Nesties!!!

Now you definitely want to visit all the DT girls....and leave a comment on each blog as Gina will be picking TWO winners who will each win one of these adorable stamp sets!!!!  Happy Hopping and Happy Spring!!!
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day #2..........Branching Out and Follow Your Dreams!!!

The April Gina K. Designs release party was another FABulous one!!!  And the stamp sets, like always, are awesome!!!

Today's hop shows us 2 more amazing designs.....the Gina K. Illustrators are just amazingly talented and constantly wow and inspire us!!   Melanie's Branching Out......and Theresa's Follow Your Dreams make a wonderful combination!!

  •  Stamps: Branching Out; Follow Your Dreams
  • Paper: Pure Luxury White, Red Hot, Baby Boy Blue
  • Ink: Memento Summer Sky; Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Pearls, Ribbon, Spellbinders Labels 20
So for this card I used the little birdie silhouette from Branching Out and one of the sentiments from Follow Your Dreams.  I decided a cute country look would be I used Pure Luxury in Red Hot and Baby Boy Blue, which looks like denim to me!  I love gingham and denim!  The Memento Summer Sky Inkpad matches, so I made my own dp.  Now I did have to add some pearls...I mean really....we DO wear pearls with our jeans in the country!!!  LOL

  • Stamps: Branching Out; Follow Your Dreams
  • Paper: Pure Luxury White, Sweet Mango, Chocolate
  • Ink: Memento Tangelo; Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Accessories: Pearls, Butterflies, Stickles, Scallop Oval Nesties
For this card I also combined both sets....this time I wanted an Autumn birthday card for a special I used Pure Luxury in Sweet Mango and Chocolate.  After stamping the vines I used the flower to stamp some blooms and then made a matching sentiment panel using the Scalloped Oval Nestabilities.

You will definitely want to hop through all the participating DT blogs for some more gorgeous inspiration!!  And be sure to leave a comment at each blog as Gina will be drawing random names from the comments to receive one of these stamp sets!!!
~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Friday, April 22, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day #1!!!!

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Wow!!  What a fun and fabulous Gina K. release party last night!!!  Were you there??  You can check it out here and still participate for prizes:  Stamp TV Release Party Forum.

Today we're showing some fun designs using the Free With 3, Garden Silhouettes and Timeless Textures designed by Gina:

  •  Stamps: Timeless Textures, Garden Silhouettes
  • Paper: Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx, Red Hot
  • Ink: Memento Ladybug, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Ribbon, Pearls, Polka Dot CB Folder
I combined the two sets to create a polka dot bg in red and then stamped the silhouette in black.  I really do love this color combo...and I figured you'd all like a teeny bit of a break from pink! LOL  The Timeless Textures are soooo fun to use.....really a million ways to use them!!  The Garden Silhouettes have such lovely and elegant images and some all-occasion simple sentiments.  I used Pure Luxury in White, Black Onyx and Red Hot.

You'll want to hop through all these DT blogs to see some simply stunning inspiration using these new stamps that are available right now at Gina's Store!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gina K. Release Sneak and Party Invite!!!

Welcome to a fun Gina K. Designs Design Team hop. Today we are sharing some sneak peeks of cards you'll be seeing at the party later on today as well extending an invitation to join us for the Gina K. Designs April Release Party!!!!   We have a fun evening planned for you - chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets reveal, design team shares, and most importantly, at the end of the party you will be able to go shopping!!!!

To kick things off, here are six sneak peeks of what you will see on today's hop!

Hope to see you at the party, here are all the details:
Here is my card KNOW it had to be pink, didn't you???!!!!  LOL

I combined 2 of the new stamp sets for this're gonna LOVE these sets!!!!  For another peek hop along to the beautiful and amazing Melanie Muenchinger's Blog!!!

You can always check the Stamp TV Hop Announcement with a list of all the DT participating today if you get lost anywhere along the way.

See you at the party!!!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gina K. Designs DT Technique Hop!!!!

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Welcome to a fun Gina K. Designs Design Team hop! Today we are showing techniques of all kinds as featured on Stamp TV. We hope you enjoy hopping through the variety of techniques and are inspired to try something new!

You should have just come from the super creative and sweet Melanie's Blog............
Today I'm showing a combination of 3 techniques......they are simple, but you can get quite creative with limited supplies by combining techniques!

I used the lovely new stamp set, Warm With Love, designed by the fabulous Theresa Momber.  I kept the colors to pastels and used Pure Luxury in Lemon Drop, Ocean Mist, Creme de Menthe, and some Samantha Walker dp.  The techniques I used were: Simple Copic Coloring and then Partial Embossing and finally shimmered up the lake using  Crystal Lacquer.  I hope you enjoy all the amazing eye candy the DT is sharing and watching some of the wonderful technique videos that Gina has shared over the past couple of years on Stamp TV!!!!

Now please hop on over to the beautifully talented Jennie's Blog!!!!   

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Friday, April 8, 2011

New Blog Design

You may have noticed or had your attention brought to the fact that the blog background and header have been completely redesigned here on My Reality...It's All Good!

The redesign was done by Lee's daughter ( me! :D ), who has a new site to promote her designs now. :)

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Stamp TV Sketch With Fun New Gelatos!!!!

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Spring is here!  Along with 6 inches of new snow!!!!  ROFL!!!!  Yes, that is what Spring is like in the mountains!!  And I love it!!!  BUT....I was in quite a flowery mood when I was stamping, and yellow has been one of my favorite colors since I was little!!!  It's just so cheery and happy!!!

This week's Stamp TV Sketch Challenge is a beautiful one!  Be sure to come on over and play along!!!

  •  Stamps: Stenciled Spring
  • Ink: Faber-Castell Gelatos; Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: Pure Luxury White, Bubblegum Pink, Wild Dandelion, Grass Green; Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
  • Accessories: Ribbon, Pearls

The newest Free With Three set, Stenciled Spring is so fun, and well, Springy!!!!  LOL  Now....instead of ink, I used my brand new Faber-Castell Gelatos!!!!  Now don't they sound delicious??!!!  Heehee!!  My wonderfully talented and very sweet friend and fellow DT member, Jennie, completely enabled me so that I just had to buy them!!!  LOL  The description says, "like lipstick for your paper"!  And yes, that is a perfect description!!!  This is the first time I used them and I just applied them directly to the stamps and then stamped the image onto the paper.  I hope to learn a lot of fun techniques with these!!!  I used Pure Luxury Cardstock and just a little swatch of some of my fave Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses dp!!!  Since I'm apparently challenged in attempting to figure out how to use my Stamp-a-majig, I just stamp the sentiment onto practice paper and then hope I get it right when I stamp onto the cardstock! LOL  Gotta add at least a touch of bling too you know!!!!  ;)

Now be sure to come play at Stamp TV and also stay tuned for new videos from Gina this week as she's back safe and sound from her vacation!!! 

~ Have A Creative Day! ~