Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Video: Introducing Pressed Flowers 2 and Dies!

Good morning! I have a new video for but am working remotely and unable to embed the video in my post, so please click this link to view it!
Today I am introducing my new Pressed Flowers 2, a bold year round floral set which coordinates and fill with my line art A Year of Flowers 2, plus a matching die set!  You will LOVE being able to make single flower embellishments or gorgeous layered bouquets in no time with these stamps and dies, no coloring yet SO colorful! I use the rock and roll technique to ink the flowers and share how you can mix and match the different flower and center options to create gorgeous NEW hybrid blooms! Please enjoy!  Tell me in the comments below which layout or color you prefer below: pink or blue, landscape or portrait....

This die set cuts out TWO different stamp sets, making it a great value and first at Gina K. Designs!  Pressed Flowers 2 and the coordinating "two-fer" die set are available for purchase beginning Thursday, June 29th 7PM Central at !

Gina K. Designs Pressed Flowers 2 stamp set
Gina K. Blue Lagoon and Ocean Mist (or Innocent Pink and Passionate Pink), Fresh Asparagus, Black Onyx ink pads
Gina K. Blue Lagoon (4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” )  Black Onyx (3 7/8”x 5 1/8”), and Layering Weight White (3 ¾” x 5”, plus 2 quarter sheets for the die cut pieces) cardstock
Gina K. A Year of Flowers 2/Pressed Flowers 2 die set
Acrylic block, tape runner, foam adhesive, die cutting machine

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Video: Tool Stamped and "Tangled" Fish

Hello everyone!  Forgive me for the week off from videos last week, summer is in full effect! Today I have some fun techniques like tool stamping and "tangling" with a gel pen for the changing up the look of the bold and line art fish in my Gifts from the Sea set.  See all the fun patterns below?  The other images included in this versatile set help you create a beautiful underwater scene with ease, and I liked this one with Fabulous Frame so much that and I went ahead and stamped up a few other cards using Holiday Frame and Inspiration Mosaic to show how you can make different lay outs.  Please enjoy!

Gina K. Designs Gifts from the Sea and Fabulous Frame (or Holiday Frame or Inspiration Mosaic) stamp sets
Gina K. Designs Black Onyx and Blue Lagoon ink pads
Gina K. White and Wild Dandelion (A2 size) cardstock
Spectrum Noir markers: CT2, JG1

Sponge dauber, scissors, acrylic blocks, white gel pen, adhesive, foam squares (optional for popping up fish)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Typhoon Texas! (and BOGO for Dads this Weekend)

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Good morning!  Just a heads up, William and I were thrilled and delighted to preview the new Typhoon Texas the week before school let out to see all the awesome additions to the water park in Pflugerville, so I wanted to tell you a little about it!  This is the first time we've been to the location in the evening and it was so relaxing, with the live music playing at the band stand and cooler temps.  We checked out all the slides and lazy river we enjoyed from previous summers, but the main attraction (for us, anyway) was really the enormous multilevel water playscape, with kids and families in mind, but my tween and his buddy and I had a blast running up and down this thing, and getting wet, wet, wet! 
 Seriously, in addition to the huge constantly filling and dumping bucket that will rain a deluge on everyone in the vicinity approximately every 5 minutes (check my perfectly timed pic above just before the water hits!), there are sprayers, soakers, guns and pouring curtains of water at every turn, so staying cool is no problem!  What makes this playscape extra exciting is there are 6 or 7 different slides branching off the different levels, so if you want to play tag or hide and seek like us there are multiple quick exit and escape routes, with no waiting in line! Obviously, it's way better to slide down than use the stairs if you can!  There are also cargo nets, bridges  and towers which give you lots of safe but fun challenges and hidey holes if you are playing a game.  It's also in the center of the park, so easy to find, or find stray family members!  The lazy river goes right by so you can check in on the littles!  Here is William giving me a wave!

We also really enjoyed all the Texas names and theming! Check out this new adventure if you are in or planning to visit the Austin area!

Plus, here’s a Father’s Day gift dad won’t soon forget if you are looking for a way to enjoy some family time– free admission to Typhoon Texas Austin all Father’s Day weekend. Simply purchase a regularly-priced, above-48-inch, single-day ticket at the Typhoon Texas ticket window, and dad can enter for free June 17-18. Typhoon Texas Austin is open until 10 p.m. both days to ensure dads and their families have plenty of time to enjoy the park’s high-speed raft rides and tube slides, free-fall body slides, four-story children’s Gully Washer with 800-gallon water bucket and more than 100 spray areas, Texas-sized wavepool, winding lazy river, family adventure trail and challenge course, and more.
Single-day passes Father’s Day weekend are $34.99. Children under 48 inches tall, seniors 55 and older, and military personnel (with military ID) are $24.99. After 5 p.m., tickets are always $19.99. Children 2 and younger are free.

More about the park:

Typhoon Texas Austin is a 25-acre waterpark located at 18500 TX-130 North Service Road in Pflugerville. This Texas- themed waterpark is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Children and adults of all ages can enjoy relaxing and having fun on tube slides, body slides, a mat racer slide, wave pool, lazy river and the family adventure park and challenge course. An island in the middle of the park features a splash pad with toddler slides for children ages 0 to 4 years, and and the Gully Washer, a four-story play structure with an 800-gallon water bucket, seven slides and more than 100 spray areas, offering hours of play and exploration for kids ages 3 to 10. The park offers a wide range of fresh food concepts at the park, such as hand-tossed pizzas, hamburgers and fresh-cut french fries, hand-dipped chicken tenders, corn dogs, fried shrimp, fajita tacos and a full bar. Park hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Visit for more information about special events, live music, cabana rentals, season passes and daily tickets.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Inspiration Hop: Sentimental Summer StampTV Kit

Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fantastic blog hop celebrating the new Sentimental Summer StampTV Kit.  Join us by hopping along on all of the Cast & Crew blogs to see the wide variety of samples, which will give you ideas as you create your own projects with this kit. 
Sentimental Summer StampTV Kit
Contained in the kit are:

·         24 sheets of Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Card Stock including Passionate Pink, Turquoise Sea, Layering White, Black Onyx, Heavy Base Weight White, Wild Dandelion and Sweet Mango
·         Petite Patterns 6X6 pattern paper pack
·         Dazzling Dahlia stamp set
·         Your Own Kind of Beautiful stamp set
·         Set of 13 dies that coordinate with images from the two stamp sets

Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop today and that person will win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. 

Ready for some inspiration? This first card I made with the Dazzling Dahlias stamps.  I stamped them all in Red Velvet and Grass Green and then the outlines in Black Onyx.  

I chose to cut out just the largest flower using one of the dies and then popping it up offset on some adhesive foam on a Red Velvet mat.  White Pure Luxury card base is stamped with one of the flourishes in GKD Black Onyx.  I just had try this out in red to start, but it would look gorgeous in the Passionate Pink in the kit! ;)

This next card I made with the Sentimental Summer set.  I stamped the bike and sun first in Black Onyx and colored everything in with Spectrum Noir markers.   I  masked in the cloudy sky (scalloped sticky note I cut) with Ocean Mist and the ground (masked with a straight edge) with Moonlit Fog.  

Next, I cut out the sun and bike with the matching dies, and them popped them up on foam, offsetting the sun by one ray to have them radiating. Card base is Pure Luxury Wild Dandelion.  I also added some Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops to the wheel axles or some nice dimension and shine.

Love both of these sets and this kit! :)

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew, and make sure to leave a comment on the blog for a chance at the prize!

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Video: Kissed Tile Background

Hello! Today I am sharing how using a direct to stamp technique (kissing!) with my bold Wild at Heart frame and one of the borders from my Pretty Patterns 2 set allows you to create this complicated-looking floral tile background with ease!  Simple cut flower embellishments are made with my coordinating Wild Flowers set. Please enjoy!  Supply list below. Let me know in the comments whether you prefer the square or diamond oriented greeting! :)

Gina K. Designs Wild at Heart, Pretty Patterns 2, Wild Flowers stamp sets
Gina K. Blue Denim, Powder Blue, and Fresh Asparagus ink pads
Gina K. Pure Luxury Powder Blue (4 ¼” x 5 ½”)  Blue Denim (2 1/8” square), White (3 7/8” x 5 1/8”, 2” square,  and scrap for cut flowers) cardstock
Scissors, tape runner, foam, acrylic blocks, adhesive pearls