Monday, January 27, 2014

CardMaker Spring 2014

It was my delight to receive a copy of the new CardMaker Spring 2014 issue last week.  I have one card using my Stately Flowers 7 set from Gina K. Designs on p. 85. Step by step instructions are included. This card also uses my Stately Flowers 7 Masks and Mats and Stately Flowers 7 Frames Studio cut files.

I hope you will check out this new issue! 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Journey of the Heart StampTV Kit from Gina K. Designs

 Good morning!   The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and Cast and Crew will inspire you with many beautiful ideas for the newest StampTV kit Journey of the Heart !  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.

One of the mini stamp sets included in this kit has some bold lovely florals, perfect for the direct to stamp technique, so get out your markers!  Although the kit comes with an assortment of coordinating patterned papers, I thought it would be fun to make my own with the stamps for this card (colors listed below in the supplies section).  These florals also work perfectly with my little vase stamp from my set Buds and Vases, so I stamped the flowers first, inked up the vase with a blue marker, omitting the top back edge of the vase so it wouldn't cut through the stems in the image, and then stamped.  I added just a few shadows and some water with Copics.  Isn't that fun?  You can also add these to the jar in that set or use the larger flower and leaves I stamped for the background with my flower pot, I think I'll try one of those next!  Let me know in the comment section below if you would like me to do a video on coloring clear glass and  adding water, this one was very simple.

Supplies used: StampTV Kit Journey of the Heart , Buds and Vases
Pure Luxury Blue Raspberry, Blue Denim, Cherry Red, Grass Green, and White cardstock
Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Blue Danube, Bahama Blue, Cantaloupe, Olive Grove, and Bamboo Leaves markers, Copics- BG10, B1, Pure Luxury Ribbon, Pop Dots, Tombo Mono Multi, brads

Cast & Crew

 Now please check out more amazing designs and inspiration with this kit, Journey of the Heart.   Don't forget to leave comments for more chances to win a prize!  Have a great day!

 Gina K

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New StampTV Kit from Gina K. Designs

Journey of the Heart StampTV Kit now available for purchase!  
Go nuts with these fabulous images, patterned papers, cardstock and embellishments!
Treat yourself, you deserve it. ;)

Inspiration blog hop next week. Stay tuned! :)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Look, I'm Stamping!

It's been awhile!  I find it harder and harder to get stamping when all the boys (hubby included) are home.  But  the kids are really back in school*, I feel my mojo returning now that the house really feels like the holidays are completely put away and chores I let go a bit while we were enjoying being on vacation are done and back on track.  I have always loved the color, so for its silky smoky, mysterious elegance.  I have gray boots,  gray polish, and I love how it has been more on trend the past few years.  It never looks "sad" or "cold" to me, always feels soft and chic.  How did I never have a gray cat before now?  I just love Sadie's glossy, changing coat, that looks like liquid mercury as she zips down the hall, slate blue on our couch, or a silvery fur throw languishing in this spot for a catnap where I usually photograph my cards.  So, I decided to jump back in with a gray card!

Stamped the butterflies from Stamper's Favorites in Moonlit Fog first on White Pure Luxury.  Card base is Pure Luxury Silver Lining.  Pardon the green tint in my sponging I picked up a dauber that looked like it went with my Gina K. Moonlit Fog pad but alas, not quite (Grass Green and Black? Fresh Asparagus and Fog?  Anywho.  All my color labels on my daubers have worn off, time to touch those up!)  I layered over more Moonlit Fog ink and just a touch of Black Onyx at the corners, and stamped on just a bit of the sand image from my Gifts from the Sea set to add the speckles.  I added a flourish from Carolyn's Elegant Flourishes stamped in Black Onyx.  I intended for this to be  a monochromatic card but since the green snuck in there (again, oops)  I added come Crystal Stickles to the butterfly (colored just a bit with C-5 Copic), clear sparkling shimmer with a just touch of green glitter bits.  Last I added some white organdy.  That's it!  This card is for this week's STV Mix it Up Monday challenge by Cat, to use something shiny!  Lots of shiny here. :)

* We came close to missing the first day back.  The entire winter break I had it in my mind first day back was Wednesday, Jan 8th.  Yeah, I know that sounds random in the middle of the week, but they do that to us sometimes!  I only found out because William came back from a friend's late Monday afternoon in tears saying his friend's mom brought him home because they needed to wrap up their play date earlier than usual since it was a school night, but we thought we still had one more evening of fun and staying up late.  "No, that's not right, William, let me show you."  Well, I checked and sure enough, they were headed back Tuesday! Whoops!  Ugh!  He was devastated.  So, I had to run and get an emergency "last night of vacay" pizza and ice cream and family movie to take the edge off.  Worked.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Freebie for You!

Good morning!  Did you know that you can get the Studio cut file for my newest stamp set for Gina K. Designs Stamper's Favorites FREE?  Yep, that's right, free for you to download at your convenience, which will allow you to cut mats and masks for this new hummingbird, butterfly, leaves, feather and flower with ease!  Just go to the Freebies page (click that link) at StampTV and click the title of the set to download.  Cut away.  You will need the Silhouette software to use this file.
Although the above photo im blue says not all images displayed are included, that is the verbiage for all the Silhouette photos.  They *are* all included, and then some!  This file contains 10 large images, two for each image, one that is the exact size and one with a 1/4" border, plus all four greetings. yay!

Happy cutting, or rather, happy watching a machine cut it for you while your drink your coffee! I'll be looking forward to how having these multiple cuts will help you create gorgeous, layered cards for our StampTV gallery!  Just one more way we and StampTV or trying to make our stamp sets more versatile and useful for our customers, and save a buck to spend on your other crafting needs.  I appreciate all of you who have been patiently waiting for us to get the Stamper's Favorites Studio file posted.  Please enjoy!  We hope you are excited to get cut files now from Gina K. Designs for FREE!  More to come!  :)

Have a terrific weekend!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Season's Givings Candy WINNER

Hello!  The Season's Giving Hop is officially closed and I have chosen a winner. :)

The winner of my the prize package from the Seasons Givings Blog Hop is ...

Angie (who) said...
Gorgeous cards! So vibrant!!! What a HUGE giveaway you are offering!!! Thanks for the chance to win! HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am going to add you to my bloglovin, fb and Pinterest!
January 3, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Congrats, Angie!  Please ocntact me with 48 hours to claim your prize and send me your snail addy so I can put this in the mail to you!  

Thank you everyone for your comments, how amazed I was to see the post hit an even 300 comments last night!  It was a long hop, so I appreciate you making it all the way to the end and commenting!  Hope your new year is off to a great start!  I have worked out every day this year so far(doens't that sound awesome/more than 5 days??)  and seem to finally be shaking the cold I have had since Dec 19th!  The boys will be back in school on Wednesday, which will be time to start stamping and blogging again!  I can see the tripod form my desk and my husband is getting me some new equipment to make my videos better, we are just still deciding on what will work best.  Coming to you soon..!