Monday, December 18, 2017

Video: Black Magic Technique with Festive Frame

Hello! Did you see Gina surprised us all with a 2 day pre-Christmas sale today??  Thirty percent off lots of Christmas themed, stamp sets dies, and papers woo hoo!  I have several Christmas-y sets included in this sale, and was inspired to get out Festive Frame for this week's video! Today I am sharing the black magic technique with the Frame stamp on black cardstock with gold embossing and Prismas!  The gold on black is so festive and elegant for the holidays or any time, and the colored pencils add so much pop on the dark background! You can also try this technique with a navy, dark gray or chocolate cardstock, and swap out the gold for silver or white to change up the look! Greeting is from Merry and Bright stamp set, also from Gina K. Designs. Sale is through the end of December 19th, 2017 only! While supplies last! No need to add a coupon code, discount has already been applied. Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!  It's a GREAT time to purchase for next year’s cards, gift to a stamping friend, or buy a little something for yourself!!  Please enjoy!

Gina K. Designs Festive Frame and Merry and Bright stamp sets
Gina K. Pure Luxury Black Onyx cardstock 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
Tsukineko Versamark watermark stamp pad
acrylic blocks or MISTI
Prismacolor pencils: 994, 910, 943, 930, gold embossing powder, heat gun

Hope you are having a great day!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Asher Update!


Y'all ASKED AND GOD IS ANSWERING! Got this update from Miranda an hour ago: 

"Just wanted you to know that Asher is doing, just so wonderful. He's acting completely normal! Just like his old self. Praise God! Please update if you want 🙂 we can feel and see the prayers here!" 

Did you read that? God is so good! My heart is overflowing knowing how many of you are praying so specifically and faithfully for them, keep praying!!! What a gift for his family to experience their baby boy today like they did before the cancer, and for him to be feeling and acting symptom free! We will keep lifting them up one day at a time! Keep asking for healing and miracles! Love you all! #prayforasher #godcandoanything

Miranda and Asher, 2016

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Video: Rotation Stamping with Fabulous Holiday Labels and MISTI

Hello! Today I am sharing a rotation stamping technique with the Mini MISTI and elements from my Fabulous Holiday Labels stamp set.  You can create fast and fabulous symmetrical patterns with these two step elements, creating bold graphic designs or cozy looking quilt block patterns, perfect for your winter holiday cards, or any time!  Please enjoy, and watch to the end for an advent idea for this set, along with a special message from me about our friends who are in need of prayer and encouragement this Christmas.  Appreciate your help in lifting them up! You can read more about them here

ALL my stamps sets I've illustrated for Gina K. Designs that are currently available can be found in this link
I am donating a portion of the proceeds from the purchase of every one of these sets from December 1-31st, 2017 to Asher and his family. Thank you in advance! And thank to those who have already reached out, God bless you for your love and concern.

Gina K. Designs Fabulous Holiday Labels stamp set
Gina K. Pure Luxury White (4” x 4”) and Red Velvet (4 ¼” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”) cardstock
Gina k. Red Velvet, Cherry Red, and Fresh Asparagus ink pads
Tape runner, MISTI tool, paper cutter, scoring board

Apologies for any confusion I might have caused when I referred to this set as Fabulous Holiday Fillers at the beginning!  That is a real set, and one that coordinates but this one is "labels"! So many coordinating sets I can't even keep them straight sometimes!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Support Asher!

Friends, cardmakers, prayer warriors, I desperately need your help, please read.  PLEASE help me lift a dear couple who are friends and coworkers of my husband, Miranda and Dustin, and their son Asher.  Asher was born at just 24 weeks last year, under 2 pounds.  After several months in the hospital, he was finally able to come home.  You can read about their journey earlier getting him strong and healthy to leave the hospital in the months after he was born on her blog: It was such a privilege to read her daily updates as they celebrated each small milestone and every ounce he gained! (I need tissues every time I read the letter on the first page they wrote for him after he was born.) Since then, he’s always had the health challenges a micropreemie faces in early development, but otherwise a sweet, happy boy, just like his name.  Then, a few months ago, he had a fall which prompted them to do a brain scan, just to be on the safe side. Unexpectedly, the scan showed a mass in his brain, unrelated to the fall.  Surgery to remove it revealed several more tumors that did not show up in the scan, and the biopsy revealed cancer. He is now 18 months old. The doctors are offering virtually no hope of recovery with treatment, and that his time is most likely short. That is really all the detail I can provide here, but they know I am sharing this. No advice or referrals needed as they've explored everything available thoroughly, but they are hoping for a miracle. Understandably, Miranda has not been able to update the blog  in awhile (as they have been getting second , third opinions,  spending every moment they can enjoying their time with him, celebrating Christmas early, etc) but it will give you an idea of their hearts and faith. Both being employed by the same company, huge medical bills and needing time off is also adding up, although the company and its employees have been amazing in donating their vacation time etc.  They just don’t know the extent of what their expenses will be or when they will able to get back to their jobs.  Three way YOU can help, anything is welcome and appreciated: 1. PRAYERS.  Please pray for blessings on this family and MIRACULOUS healing for Asher. Wisdom, comfort and peace in the days to come. That this family time is sweet. For God to reveal Himself in a mighty way.  The family  is also having a prayer vigil tonight at their church at 6PM and know that will feel the love and support of *every one* of your prayers. And keep praying! 2. CARDS. You can send me a private message if you would like to send a card or note to encourage his parents, and I will reply with their address. Thank you in advance for doing this, our wonderful cardmaking community always comes through! 3.  FINANCIALLY: Paul and I have decided to donate a portion of the proceeds for every one of MY stamp sets sold in the month of December to this family. You can find ALL my sets available for purchase here: There is ALSO a paypal link on Miranda’s blog which I shared above if you prefer to donate that way.

We as parents have just been heartbroken for them as we’ve learned each devastating development and cannot imagine what they are going through, but are always humbled and inspired by their strong faith, hope, and gratitude, which has always been bigger than their circumstances. Miranda and Dustin are the kindest, most positive people, and know that Asher is already a miracle baby for what he has been able to overcome and every day he’s been in their lives has been a joy and blessing, always trusting God’s perfect plan for his and their lives. Thank you for reading. Please feel free to share this info within your circles with all who would help and pray, or may be going though the same struggles! #prayforasher #godcandoanything