Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gina K Blog Hop

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

I love the feeling of crisp fall mornings, with frost on the ground and the leaves all falling from the trees.  Puts me in the mood to start holiday cards.  So here is my first one for this year.  I colored the pine cone with Spectrum Noir markers then added Wink of Stella for a little glimmer.  And paired with my favorite green card stock and ribbon.  

And Here is my favorite so far with this set.  

Clean and simple yet totally elegant! 

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Theresa Momber - Illustrator of Peace and Joy

Our awesome Guest Designers for this month:

Thanks for joining us for the blog hop and be sure to stop back at Gina's blog tomorrow for the new kit hop.
Enablers List
Card 1
Peace and Joy Stamp Set
Gina K Pure Luxury Cardstock
Gina K Ink
Gina K Ribbon
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Spectrum Noir Markers

Card 2
Peace and Joy Stamp Set
Gina K Pure Luxury Cardstock
Gina K Ink
Gina K twine
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Spectrum Noir Markers


Monday, October 20, 2014

Gina K Blog Hop

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

I am thrilled to be participating in yet another awesome blog hop with my friends from Gina K Designs!  Today we are showcasing another amazing set that coordinated with the previously released Fabulous Frame stamp set by Melanie.  Fabulous Holiday Fillers is an amazing set with a ton of sentiments and tons of images to span a huge variety of holidays and events.  

Nothing says holiday like snow.  I love waking up to snow on Christmas morning. Makes me want to stay in my PJ's and enjoy the smells of the holiday.  

And this one used the same snowflakes but to make clean and simple background.  

And finally to combined this set with the original frame set to make a card to reflect the final warm days I hope to hang on to just a little while longer.  

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Melanie Muenchinger - Illustrator of Fabulous Holiday Filler

Our awesome Guest Designers for this month:

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out this weeks challenges on Stamp TV!

Enablers List
Card 1
Fabulous Holiday Fillers Stamp Set
Gina K Pure Luxury Cardstock
Gina K Ink
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

Card 2
Fabulous Holiday Fillers Stamp Set
Gina K Pure Luxury Cardstock
Gina K Ink
Coordinations tag

Card 3
Fabulous Holiday Fillers Stamp Set
Fabulous Frame Stamp Set
Gina K Pure Luxury Cardstock
Gina K Ink


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gina K Designs Stamp Out Cancer Guest Design Challenge!

This is a special week to show encouragement and support for our family and friends that have been impacted by breast cancer. We will have a new challenge each day for the week to kick off the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  
Hopefully you've all had a chance to see the new “Fight Like A Girl” stamp set and patterned paper pack.  Gina K. Designs will be making a donation to the American Cancer Society with every purchase of the stamp set & Patterned Paper pack till Oct. 31st. To pick up yours click Here.

Supporting those who are currently fighting or have fought in any way is what the awareness is all about! Sometimes just a little encouragement or smile can make a huge difference. So if you can, send your card along to someone who could use a lift! 

It's crazy to hear the statistics about cancer.  Did you know breast cancer alone will be detected in one in 8 women. Imagine the statistics if we add all the other kinds of cancers.  It's just absolutely scary!  
So my challenge is dedicated to those I spend several hours a week with at the Elysburg, PA cancer center.  Luckily I go for just iron and vitamin infusions, but I get to see the faces of cancer every time I go.  We often take our puppy for a visit, just to bring along a happy smile.  
My Challenge is:    Use the following sketch sketch
 And this is my card.

Enablers List
I used Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Card Stock in
Kraft, White and Innocent Pink.
 Patterned Papers from the paper pack
Fight Like A Girl Paper & the Stamp Set.
Gina K twine in black onyx 
and Spectrum Noir markers

Things you need to know to play along...

Thank You all for joining us at GinaK Designs to help raise awareness! 
Remember to use the Tag: STVSOC14JOYCEC and post your project in the StampTV gallery.  
on your card so I can see it in my Sketch Gallery.  :) 
One winner will be randomly selected from the StampTV sketch gallery for a GinaK prize pack
As with all our challenges anyone may play along with any images. However only the entries that use Gina K Designs images will be eligible for prizes on StampTV.  Each host/hostess will choose his/her favorite to win the prize for that challenge. 
Challenge Gallery:HERE
Challenge Keyword:  STVSOC14JOYCEC
Challenge upload date: Oct. 12 at 10 pm CT

Blog Candy!!

In addition I am also giving away a prize pack and a silver ribbon charm to one random commenter on my blog.  Just leave a comment anytime during the month of October to be eligible.  I will contact the winner via email and you will have 48 hours to claim your prize or another winner will be drawn  


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Stamp Out Cancer with GinaK Designs Blog Hop!

Welcome to a very special Gina K Designs Blog Hop! We are so happy to share this new stamp set and patterned paper pack, Fight Like A Girl designed by Gina! Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month we are kicking off the first week with this release and a full week of challenges on Stamp TV. Each challenge has a prize giveaway! And a donation to American Cancer Society for cancer research is made for every stamp set sold! So enjoy the hop and then watch for a new challenge every day in the Stamp Out Cancer Forum on Stamp TV!

I am so excited to be guest designing this month and even more excited that I get to play with the Awesome Fight Like a Girl Stamp set!  

Such a simple image that has so much meaning. It truly speaks for itself.

For this card I used chalk inks to add coordinating color to the embossed butterfly image. 

And lastly I couldn't resist playing with some of the stamps from the Stamp TV kit as well as the new washi tape and twine.  So pretty! 

 Enjoy the inspiration from our Gina K Design Team:
And our two guest designers:
Thanks so much for stopping by and joining us on this hop and supporting such a great cause!

Enablers List

Card 1
Gina K Designs Fight Like A Girl Stamps
Gina K heavy weight card stock
Spellbinders Die
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Card 2
Gina K Designs Fight Like A Girl Stamp Set
Gina K Luxury Card stock

Card 3
Gina K Designs Fight Like a Girl Stamp Set Sentiment
Gina K Designs The Simple Thins Stamp Set and Fabulous Frames Fillers
Gina K Desins Washi Tape English Garden
Gina K Designs Kraft twine
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I have been waiting so long.....

I have been waiting so long to share that I will be guest designing this month for GinaK Designs! And let me just say it was a tough to not spill early.  I'm so excited! This month is going to be so awesome!  

First we will start the month with a blog hop to Stamp Out Cancer!  The hop will start at the GinaK blog, but you can find all the info here as well.  You can join the fun and chatting on StampTV

Then after the fun fill week of challenges and prizes is over you will only have a short wait until the next fun starts with the GinaK monthly release.  Check back here October 15th for another blog hop and even more inspiration.  So fun!  

Here is a peek at the Stamp Out Cancer Paper that will be available tomorrow!  
Be sure to keep an eye out at Stamp TV and StampTV on fb for more sneak peeks 
and more info on tomorrows event!

Enablers List


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Split Coast Stampers CAS 292

Hello everyone it's my turn to host the Clean and Simple Challenge on Split Coast Stampers.  Come on over and join us for this weeks challenge.

Our state fair is happening this week!  And it's all about harvest.  From 4H grown fruits and vegetables to livestock the fair has everything you can think of and more! One of my favorite buildings is the horticulture building with all the gorgeous flowers.  And my second favorite thing is to see who was able to grow the biggest pumpkin.  And let me tell you they are BIG!  They have to move them with fork lifts and weigh well over 1000 pounds.  It's crazy.  So that is my inspiration for my card.  Can 't wait to see what you do!

Enablers List

Stamps: GKD Always autumn
Paper: GKD Kraft
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Momento tuxedo black
Accessories: GKD gold trim. wink of stella
Techniques: copic coloring


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Splitcoast Stampers Queen for the Day- Misit!

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to be joining the QFTD team! And every fourth Thursday I get the honor of posting our new Royalty! 
This week I'm honored to be introducing you to Her Royal Scraperwannabe!  AKA Misti!
[URL="http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=6674"]Scraperwannabe[/URL]! I love Misti's beautiful coloring, effortless designs and all the flower cards in her gallery! Please take a moment to congratulate Misti and honor her by casing a project from her gallery.


[URL="http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=6674"]QFTD226 Gallery[/URL]
Both my sample and the card I cased of Misti'sis located as an attachment below! I can't wait to see how you honor our new Queen! 

Don't forget to make a card, leave a comment, tell her congrats!!, anything will do to make our Queen feel as ROYAL as possible! I look forward to seeing all of the cards made in Misti's honor. Get busy SCS...Lets honor Misti!!!

Below is Misti's card I cased and my card.  

And here is the link to Misti's card. 
[url=http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2490644?&cat=500&ppuser=6674]Daisy Today by Scraperwannabe - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers[/url]

And my card.

Enablers List

Stamps: GinkaK
Paper: GinaK
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Momento
Accessories: gold trim GinaK

Techniques: alcohol marker, wink of stella, die cutting, fussy cutting


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Split Coast CAS 291

Happy beginning of the fabulous week everyone!  We are enjoying the Bloomsburg Fair this week. I just love the fair.  Lot's of food and we always see folks we only get to normally see at the fair.  Just a fun time to be had by all.  There is even a paper crafts exhibit.  

But I digress and could go on about the fair but I'm really here to share with you this weeks CAS challenge.  This weeks challenge is to case something from Brenda's gallery.  I chose this card because it combined two of my favorite colors. Pink and Green!  Isn't it lovely, and a perfect CAS card to case.   

And this is the card I made.  

If you would like to play along with the CAS challenge at Split Coast just stop on by this thread for more information.  Make a clean and simple card, then upload it to the gallery here.  If you would like to see what others have make for this challenge click here.  And if you would like to get email notices for the CAS challenges subscribe this thread.   

Have a great week!

Enablers List

Stamps: GKD Heart Blooms
Ink: Momento tuxedo black
Techniques: watercoloring


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Splitcoast Stampers Queen For the Day- Congrats Janeen!

Hello everyone!  I am home from my little trip to Colorado and came home to find my GKD kit, The Simple Things waiting for me.  And I've already inked up all the stamp sets I've bought this month! Yay me!  

Today I made this card in honor of my lovely friend Janeen.  Janeen has been chosen as this weeks Queen for the Day at Split Coast Stampers.  Congrats Janeen!  Janeen is also on the new CAS design team so I thought I would do a CAS card in her honor.  

If you haven't checked out this months GKD realease it is just beautiful!  Full of pumpkins and flowers.  Which happen to be my favorite decor for the season.  So pretty!

Enablers List

Stamps: GKD The SimpleThings
Paper: GKD Heavy Weight Cardstock
Paper Size: A2Ink: GKD Honey Mustard, Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: GKD ribbon, GI

Techniques: alcohol markers


Monday, September 8, 2014

Split Coast Stampers CAS289

Hello everyone!
I have some exciting news to share with all of you.  A bit delayed because of my trip to Colorado last week but fun none the less.  I put a team together for the CAS design team on Split Coast Stampers and my team was chosen.  This is one of the cards I made for one of the challenges.  

I just love this new coloring technique.  You can see the tutorial on Split Coast Tutorials

This week the challenge is to make a back to school card.  I made a back to school lunch box love note for my card. Click HERE for more details. If you play along be sure to upload your card to the Split Coast Gallery using key word CAS 289.  You can see all the gallery submissions HERE. 

Thanks for stopping by and  I have more exciting news to share but have to keep that secret until the end of them month.  But let's just say I'm pretty exited!

Enablers List

Heart Blooms: 
Stamps: GKD Heart bloomsPaper: GKDPaper Size: A2Ink: MomentoAccessories: Prima crystalsTechniques: Etching

Lunch Box Love Note:
Stamps: PTIPaper: GKDPaper Size: A2Ink: MomentoTechniques: Embossing, die cutting


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Happy Tuesday!

I know so many of you are back to the routine of work and school, but I am just getting my vacation started here in Colorado.  I thought I would share with you the gorgeous sunset from last night.  It's just spectacular any time of the day here. 

 And morning and evening are just alive with the singing of humming birds.  I have never seen so many in one place.  I can just sit and watch them for hours.  I'm so glad I am up in the morning early so I get to see them welcome the sun. 

And the reason you might be visiting...yes I do have a card to share.  I made a card for Lee's friends who graciously aloud me to come to their reception.  Of course I didn't photograph it before leaving home so Lee put it on the dash of the car and snapped this shot.  I think it turned out pretty well for driving down the highway. 

Enablers list: 
Cardstock PTI
Stamps PTI
other: gems

Have a wonderful first week of fall!  I have to save I am loving the weather we have been having so far.  I can't wait for the leaves to start changing.  

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

What a fun week I'm having in Colorado with my amazingly, awesome sweet friend Lee! 
 Here we are just after I arrived.  

Yes we took a photo after 11 hours traveling!  But we were so excited we really didn't care.
Today we spent a little time stamping.  When you go to Lee's you have to spend time in her stamp room.  I haven't even started to look at all her fabulous stamps   But I did find one for the Poppy Sketch challenge.  Come on over and play along with the sketch and color palette.  So fun! And you get an awesome download to play with this week. 

Enablers List:

GKD Cardstock
GKD stamps
Spectrum Noir Markers
Wink Of Stella Fine Glitter dust pens
Other: gems, twine, button 

Stay tuned for more awesome fun photos from my Colorado adventure!
Have a great last few hours of summer!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Today's pleasures

Hello all!  Happy Sunday!
I started my day by taking the ALS ice bucket challenge with my husband. 
You can see our video here.
Then Ashlyn and here friend Amber did their challenges.
You can see it here....
I wanted to take just a moment and share the warning signs of having a stroke because they can happen to anyone! And it's so important to get help as quickly as possible.  Minimizing the time before help can save valuable time in making a difference in how severely one is affect. 
Now on to my art shares for today.  I made these two cards for this weeks
These stamps are SU!, the anchor is
 Studio Calico, jute is from my stash and cardstock is GKD. 
This vellum with shells I picked up at my local stamp store. 
If your ever in Middleburg PA you need to stop by and visit Nora in her little store. 
She is the sweetest lady.  I used vellum adhesive but you can still see it more then I like.
The stickers are Simple Stories and the cardstock is GKD. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!