Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day 3...........You Go Girl and Pleasant Plurals!!!!

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It's Day 3....and first up is a very special set called You Go Girl designed by Tami Mayberry.  So perfect for encouraging our fabulous girlfriends!!!

And so many of us have friends and family that are battling Breast Cancer.....so PINK along with the awesome sentiment is to encourage someone who is indeed currently battling.  I wanted to make it simple so that focus was on the message and encouragement.  Of course Pure Luxury in Bubblegum Pink fits the bill!  This card is one of many that I'll be sending to MD Anderson in Houston, TX for a Breast Cancer Card Drive for their patients, staff and families.  Please click on the "Hope You Can Cling To" Badge at the top of my blog for more info if you'd like!

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This final set is the Free With 3 this month designed by Gina and called Pleasant Plurals.  It's a great way to send greetings from the whole group or family!

I LOVE dp...no surprise, right?  The Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas is soooo cuuuute!!!  So easy to let it do all the work and then just pop on a sentiment from this stamp set and you've got a card ready to send as a Christmas card with a family photo or give with a little gift!!  I layered the Spellbinders Fancy Tags and Fancy Tags 2 and of course added a bit of bling!  LOL

Now check out my fellow DT gals and see the wonderful inspiration they've got for you!  Be sure to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a grab bag full of some wonderful GKD stamps!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day 2...........Wishing You Joy Stamp TV Kit!!!!

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Yeeehawww!!!  My favorite time of year is upon us......AND also in this newest Wishing You Joy Stamp TV Kit!!!!  Snow....holidays.....treats......PERFECT!!!!

I've made a few cards with this fabulous kit.....this one I shared at the release party....

I thought it would be fun to get a little house all dolled up for the holidays....including the tree in the window and the lights along the rooftop!!!  And I couldn't resist some of my VERY favorite dp ever.....Basic Grey Jovial which just perfectly matches so much Pure Luxury cardstock.....here I used White and Cranberry Tart.  Gotta have bling for the holidays dontchaknow!!!  LOL

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Here's another card I made....a CAS card....I'd like to point out there is NO bling except Stickles!!!  Yes...you all may faint now!!!  LOL

Isn't this little guy just darling??!!  I actually stamped him twice and then popped him up.  See how easy it is to make fun holiday cards but super quick ones?!!  I love my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder so much.....it reminds me of snow falling with winter cards!!

Now you'll want to hop along to the rest of the Design Team and leave comments along the way for a chance to win a prize of some fun stamps!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day 1................Basket Additions and Strength And Hope!!!

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Some fun and fabulous new Gina K. Designs stamp sets were released last night...........I sure hope you're enjoying all the awesome eye candy and inspiration on this hop!!

First up is Melanie's new set, Basket Additions that coordinates with Holiday Basket........

I wanted to make a little basket to fill with some crafty goodies for a friend.....and since I had no template I just used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur and Grand Oval and Scallop Oval Nesties to make the basket and matching card.  I just used some cardstock strips to connect the ovals to make the simple 2-sided basket.  I used Pure Luxury in White and Bubblegum Pink and Basic Grey Indie Bloom dp.  I couldn't resist studding the scallops with pearls cuz I love my bling!!!  LOL

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Next up is the special set designed by Theresa called Strength And Hope............

Theresa will be donating all her proceeds from Strength and Hope, for the first month of sales, to cancer research.

I really love this elegant butterfly!!  And I have so much fun making shrinky dink earrings!!  So just a simple card design in black and pink matches the black and pink earrings.  I used Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas dp....I do so love my dp!!!  I used the matching Houndstooth Cuttlebug Folder to emboss the white. 

You'll want to check out what the rest of the Design Team has for some wonderful inspiration......make sure you leave comments along the way as Gina will be choosing random winners from among the comments to win a stamp set of their choice (value at 24.95 or less).

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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

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Here it is......PARTY DAY!!!!!

You should have hopped here from the ever-fabulous Jimmi's Blog...........

I have a little peek for you....it's from Melanie's newest set!!! 


Come join us in the Stamp TV Release Party Forum tonite at 7 pm Central!!!!  We'll have some contest questions, challenges, full stamp set reveals and lots and lots of fun chatting!!! 

Now hop on over to the aaaaamazing Melanie's Blog.....

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gina K. Design Team.......A Special Hop For Very Special Kids!!!!!

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Children are so very precious.....and some are born with some special needs......please join us for a very special Card Drive for Kids with Spina Bifida blog hop!  Members of Gina K.'s Design Team have come together to host a hop where we will share with you cards we created for some very special kids! 

You should have come here from the fabulous Melanie's Blog...........

Here's a photo of the four adorable kids, please meet Madison, Logan, Tanner, and Rebekah.

Here are the details on how you can participate:
  • Create a fun, uplifting card or cards for one or all the kids listed below. The cards can be anything cheery, encouraging, supportive, etc.  Please DO NOT send sorry, get well or anything like that. Remember, we want to cheer them up. The kids (you can click on their names to read more about each of them):
    • Madison: 2 years old
    • Logan: 2 years old. (turning 3 on October 17th!!)
    • Tanner: 2 years old (turning 3 on December 25)
    • Rebekah: 9 years old
  • All cards need to have a message in it for the child/family.  Please also sign your name and where you are from.  On the card envelope, write the name of the child.  Please, don't seal the envelope, as the parents might want to read the cards before the kids see them.
  • Cards must be received by October 31st to be eligible for the drawing.
  • Your name will go into the drawing if you send in a card for each of the kids, so that means a total of four cards.
  • Mail your card(s) to Giovana along with a piece of paper with your name, address, e-mail address and blog (if you have one). This will help a lot to contact the winner a lot faster!
Giovana Smith 
Card Drive for Kids 
181 Perry Way 
Yakima, WA 98901 

I just couldn't resist those sweet little faces....so I took a basic design but made each of the kids a fun, shimmery winter card that was just a bit different!

Stamps: Gina K. Snow Much Fun
Paper: Gina K. Pure Luxury White, Ocean Mist, Lipstick Red; various dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers
Accessories: Stickles, Ribbon, Snowflake Embellies

I used Gina K's Pure Luxury.......LOVE that cardstock!  Ocean Mist and one of my faves, Lipstick Red!!!!  I used her adorable set....of course it's one of my faves since I ADORE snowmen!!!  It's called Snow Much Fun!!  Some of the dp I used is Basic Grey Nordic Holiday  and Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas.

In case you're wondering, here's a photo of some of the prizes with a list of all the prizes below the photo.

Awesome companies have donated amazing prizes for you! More than $400.00 in prizes!!
  • Heartfelt Creations: 8 stamping sets + 1 Coordinated Die Set. Value: $150.00!
  • Gina K. Designs: 2 StampTV Kits: Value: $70.00 (Gina will send the prize direct to the winner!)
  • Unity Stamps: 10 Itty Bitty Stamps. Value: $70.00
  • SP & Company: 3 Stamp Set. Value: $40.00
  • Lawn Fawn Stamps: 2 Stamp Set: Value: $30.00
  • Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps: 1 Stamp Set. Value: $11.00
  • Spellbinders: 2 die sets!! (Not included in the picture)
  • Tombow: 6 packs of markers and several packs of adhesives (Not included in the picture)
Now hop on over to the talented Jennie's Blog!!!!!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    Go Check Out The Swimming For Katie Renz Blog Hop!!!!

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    I just wanted to make sure you all know about an AMAAAAAAAZING Blog Hop for the very sweet and wonderful Katie Renz, who is battling cancer.

    Please check out all the details here:  Swimming For Katie.

    ~ Have A Creative Day! ~

    Friday, October 7, 2011

    Operation Julie's Smile!!!

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    We're sending smiles from all across the world for Julie!!!!!

    “The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae. You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more. What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child. It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth replaced at some point in the next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out. 
    But then it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all her teeth removed soon, but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done...but when she called to make her appt for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the 'payments' applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul
    was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation…Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process…a total of $7000.

    Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight!
    Because she is an event organizer by trade, she has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done.
    It is the goal of all of these generous friends & sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon.
    If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button ready for you to click on the Sweet Shop Blog.  Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.”

    I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from Tonya's Blog  then you are in the right spot. If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop’s blog and take your time. You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes!”

    I thought I'd share a smile for Julie using a cute little MFT Pure Innocence sweetie pie!!!

    I know these little girls can bring a smile to anyone!!  And of course......PINK is the sweetest, smiliest color EVER!!!!  Heehee!!!  I also used Gina K. Pure Luxury Innocent Pink (one of my faves!!!) and Ocean Mist and Key Lime along with Basic Grey Out Of Print dp!  I have to have some bling...so pearls and ribbon and a spiral clip add just the right girlie touch!!

    I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop! The next stop is  Laura's Blog   Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so that you can have a chance at the amazing prizes up for grabs and if you can, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend!

    With a blog hop this large, there could be a break somewhere in the chain, so please bear with us. A complete list of blogs on the hop is posted on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog. You have a complete weekend to get around to all the blogs to be eligible for prizes by leaving comments. There are over $2500 in prizes donated by the very generous companies. A complete list of sponsors is listed on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog

    ~ Have A Creative Day! ~

    Sunday, October 2, 2011

    Hope You Can Cling To and World Card Making Day Sale!!!!

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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month..........and Splitcoaststampers is celebrating this important event and the amazing women battling this all month long with fabulous challenges and fun prizes!!!!  Come check it out!!!!

    I'm hosting today's challenge.............it's an inspiration challenge to make a card or project based on this fun photo:

    Heehee!  I firmly believe that sisterhood support along with a dose of humor is just what is needed to take on this battle!!  I made a couple of sets of fun shrink plastic earrings and little cards.  A truly wonderful and sweet and talented lady that many of you know............AJ Otto..........is currently battling breast cancer!  She IS winning and I know she will triumph!!!  It's with this special lady in mind that I will be stamping each and every challenge!!!  Love you AJ!!!!

    I used the Flourishes Think Pink - Fight Like A Girl stamp set and Melanie's Little Tees stamp set to make these.  And of course PINK!!!!!  Come play along with my challenge...........you've got all month to play!!!!

    We kicked off the Hope You Can Cling To on World Card Making Day yesterday!!!  Did you get to stamp??  Craft??  Well....just have to let you know that Gina K. Designs is having a super cool WCMD sale thru tomorrow!!!  I know some of these are some of my FAVE sets!!!!  Ok...see that one with those darling kids in the snow???  Yep, my FAVE!!!  That can NOT come as a surprise to any of you that know me!!!  LOL  Love my snow!!!

    I sure hope you are enjoying a FABULOUS Fall weekend!!!!!!! 

    ~ Have A Creative Day! ~