Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix Challenge – Christmas In July

Hi Everyone, I am so glad you have stopped by!

I am joining in on the fun challenge this month over at Gina K. Designs. Sheri Gilson is hosting this Months Challenge. She has Challenged us to make a Christmas Card. I can’t believe Christmas will be here before we know it.

I am still planning my fall garden and getting things ready for that. So I am wanting time to slow down just a bit so we can enjoy a little more of the summer. The Dog Days are coming and I am sure I’ll be ready for fall come the end of August! LOL.

Here is the card I made for the Challenge. I think I will make a few more of these to send out. ❤

This card is a A2 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ card. The focal panel with the snowflakes is 3 3/4″ X 5″ . I used my embossing buddy to clean off any oil that might have been on the card. I then placed it in my Misti and arranged my snowflakes. Inked them up with Gina K. Designs Embossing Ink and stamped them. Added my GKD Silver embossing powder and heat set it. Stamped the greeting and heat embossed it as well. Attached the Silver Metallic panel with connect glue and the greeting with foam squares. Added a layer of the silver card stock and a white layer to the inside and stamped the smaller snowflake in Soft Stone Premium Dye Ink on the bottom left corner.

Christmas In July

Here are the items I used for this card.

You still have time to join in this months challenge and there is (3) $25.00 gift cards for prizes. So come play along and you can find the details here > Gina K. Designs . Hope you have a great day and take a little time to get inky! ❤

Gina K. Designs June 2020 Release – Cards from IG Hop

Today over on InstaGram, Gina K. Design is having a Hop. I wanted to share the cards I made here also. I have really enjoyed creating with all these fabulous sets from the release. Here is a look at the sets. Since the Kits sold out so fast, Gina K. has placed another order and will have a second batch of kits before much longer.

Here is a look at two cards I made using Nature’s Touch Card Kit.

Watercolored this one and used the Hello word die, oval dies and some beautiful patterned paper.

The Best Flowers Stamp set in the Nature’s Touch Card Kit

Here are the items I used for this card:

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For the second card using Natures’s Touch Card Kit and the Stamp set – Natural Silhouettes.

I did some masking and ink blending for this background.

Natural Silhouettes Stamp set from the Card Kit Nature’s Touch

Items used for this card:

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The next card I used Macromade with Love stamp set and Baby Girl

Macromade with Love & Baby Girl Stamp sets

I used the following items on this card:

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Next up is the Free to Flourish stamp set. I love the elements in this set.

I had fun creating with the solid images, the two step stamp images and the line art images.

Free to Flourish Stamp Set

Here is the items used for this card:

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This was was fun! I used the techniques Gina K. Showed in one of her lives. I ran the stencil through my die cutting machine to emboss it then I scored lines and did the woodgrain technique on it. It has a carved wood look. I really like the look this technique offers.

Let’s Celebrate Stamp set

And here are the items used for this card.

I hope you have enjoyed the cards from the InstaGram Hop and I hope you have a wonderful day and take a little time to get inky! ❤

Much Love, Karen

Gina K. Designs Card Kit & Illustrator Blog Hop Day 3 June 2020


Hi and Welcome everyone! I am so Glad you have joined us today for Day 3 of the New Card Kit & Illustrator Release. Wow, so many wonderful sets released this month! Are you ready for more Inspiration using the New Nature’s Touch Card Kit and the New Awesome – Master Layouts Dies? There is also a Fabulous Incentive stamp set that is free with a $75.00 purchase. Here is a look at the Card Kit – Nature’s Touch and the Master Layouts Dies.

So many beautiful images in this kit and the stencil has been fun to use too! This kit will sit at my desk for a long while. The silhouette images are going to be fun to use for different techniques. Of course the Flowers are just the Best! 😉 Here are the cards I made for Release Night!

Do you want a chance to Win a Gina K. Designs Gift Card?

Leave some love on the blogs as you hop along for your chance to win a $50.00 Gift Card! ❤

Enjoy the Hop and hope you are inspired!

Here are the cards I made using the New Nature’s Touch Card Kit and Masters Layout Dies.

This card I masked off so I would have a center focal area. I ink blended the background, stamped the image and then decided that I wanted to do the Bokeh (is a photography term for Blurred Lights)Technique on this card! I used a small sponge dauber to create the light orbs.

Natural Silhouette Stamp Set

Here are the Items I used for this card!

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I just had to do some watercoloring and make a VIdeo using these flowers! ❤ There are dies for them, but I had already stamped and colored before I realized I might want to cut the flowers out. So I had to fussy cut the flower out. I prefer dies! 🙂 So many of you are Great at Fussy Cutting and make it look so easy and get it perfect. It isn’t for me! LOL. But I will keep trying! I did make a panel with leaves and watercolored then used the Master Dies to cut out the rectangle panel.

You can see the video here > https://youtu.be/st6p3SjqKas or click the card photo below.

The card I made in the video :

Here are the items used for this card.

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I hope you are inspired along your hop today, and Thank you so much for spending some time with me! ❤

Next up is the Awesome Lisa Hetrick with her fun and whimsy style!

Thank you again and I hope you take a little time to get inky! Much Love, Karen

Gina K. Designs Card Kit & Illustrators Blog Hop June 2020 Day 2

Hi Friends! Welcome to Day 2 of our New release Blog Hop! We have a lot of wonderful sets to share with you today! We are featuring four new stamp sets. The first two are Baby Boy and Baby Girl Stamp Sets by: Emily Loggans. Then we have Graceful Greenery By: Hannah Drapinski, and Free To Flourish by: Lisa Hetricks. Also there are Dies for Free To Flourish. The team has made so many Beautiful cards with these sets. Here are the cards I made for Release Day!

Here is another look at the sets plus Dies!

Gina K. Designs will have a $50.00 Gift Card for someone who leaves comments on the blogs as they hop a long! ❤ The Winner will be announced over on Gina K. Designs Blog.

I had so much fun creating with these stamp sets and dies. So I will start with the Baby Boy stamp set.

Here are the items used for this card:

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This next card features the New Baby Girl Stamp Set. Did a little Heat Embossing and Stenciling, and some fussy cutting on this card!

Here is the list of items I used for this card:

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This one features the Stamp Set Free To Flourish & the Die set. I love the dies with this set.

This one I colored with Copic Markers. Here are the supplies I used:

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I hope you all have enjoyed the hop and was inspired in some way! ❤ That is all from me today and I’ll see you again here tomorrow for Day 3 of the Hop. We will feature eh New Nature’s Touch Card Kit. It is on order and will be back in stock in a couple of weeks.

Next up on the Hop is the very talented Melanie Muenchinger.

I know she has lots of cards to share, so enjoy all the wonderful cards and have a great day!

To go to the beginning or to see the full hop list you can click here> Gina K. Designs

Remember to take a little time to get Inky! ❤

Thank you for stopping by & Much Love, Karen

Gina K. Designs Card Kit & Illustrator Blog Hop June 2020 Day 1

Hi Friends! Welcome to Day 1 of our Blog Hop!

I hope everyone is getting some inspiration to go get your fingers a little inky! ❤

Today we are featuring two New Stamp Sets. Macramade with Love by: Melanie Muenchinger and Let’s Celebrate by: Beth Silaika.

Two fun sets to create with and they pair wonderfully with other sets as well! ❤

Here are the cards I made with these sets for the release last week.

How would you like a chance to win a $50.00 Gift Card from Gina K. Designs?

All you have to do is leave a little love on the blogs and a winner will be announced on Gina K. Designs blog.

You never know, it could be you! ❤

I hope you have just as much fun playing with these sets as I have! This first card features the Macromade With Love stamp set by: Melanie Muenchinger. So many techniques can be used with this set. Melanie has shared some really cool ones. I decided to use the heart knot as a background patterned paper out of along with making it the focal image.

Here are the items I used for making this card!

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My second card features the Let’s Celebrate by: Beth Silaika.

Who don’t like to sprinkle love and kindness everywhere …

this set can be used for lots of Celebrations! ❤

On this card I had to add lots of sparkle, and what better way than to use some Glitz Glitter Gel with the Ornamental Fans stencil that comes in the New Nature’s Touch Card Kit. It pairs Perfect with this Let’s Celebrate stamp set too! ❤

Here is a full list of the products I used to create this sparkly card! ❤

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I hope you have been inspired and are ready for more fabulous creations from the team. Next up is the the very creative Mindy Eggen! ❤ Enjoy your hop and have a wonderful day! If you need to see the full hop list click > Gina K.

That is all from me today and I am already looking forward to tomorrows blog hop! ❤ Remember to take a little time to get inky!

Much Love,

Karen

Gina K. Designs-Illustrator February 2020 Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome Everyone! 🙂 So glad you stopped by today, how Beautiful are those cards you have already seen? Lots of Inspiration so far! We are featuring three fabulous New Stamp Sets. The New “Woodland Whimsy” by: Lisa Hetrick, “Just Because” by: Emily Loggans, & “Kindness Wreath” by: Hannah Drapinski.

I have really enjoyed creating with these sets! So many techniques and designs with this sets. Would you like a chance to Win a $50.00 Gift Card to Gina K. Designs? Leave some love behind on the blogs as you hop along. Winner will be announced in the News Letter and on Gina K. Designs Blog.

Here are my cards from the Release.

Here is my first card to share using Woodland Whimsy Stamp Set. I used some Velum and did some heat embossing on it!

Woodland Whimsy

Here are the items I used on this card:

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For the Next card, it Features the New Just Because Stamp Set and the flower from Woodland Whimsy. I also used the Heartfelt Stencil that is in the A Big Hello card kit!

Just Because

Items Used on this card are:

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This card Features the New Kindness Wreath Stamp Set. I did some ink blending around the outer edge of the layer and brought the color in some to the wreath. Using the Ink Dragging technique on the flower. Colored in the leaves with a copic marker.

Kindness Wreath

Here are the items I used for this card!

That is all I have to share today! I hope you have enjoyed the hop and if you are ready for more inspiration? Check out the rest of the Hop…. up next is the amazing Melanie Muenchinger.

Hope you take a little time to get inky and enjoy crafting!

Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping! ❤

Gina K. Designs Illustrator February Release 2020 Blog Hop Day 1

Hi Everyone! Welcome to this Months New Release Blog Hop! I am so glad you have joined us today! We have two new sets to share with you. Stately Flowers #13 by: Melanie Muenchinger and Simply Circular by: Beth Silaika. The Stately Flowers set is the final set in this series. It has the state flowers of Delaware, Arizona, New Mexico, & Georgia. You will want to start your collection or finish it out with this set! ❤ Simply Circular set has lots of decorative circles that are fun to at to your collection & use with lots of other sets!

These two cards are from the Release on Thursday Night!

Would you like a chance to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Gina K. Designs? I thought you would! 🙂 So all you have to do is leave a little love on the blogs as you hop a long! See, easy peasy! ❤ Ok, I can’t wait to share the cards I made for today.

This card features Stately Flowers #13. Colored with Copic Markers and the sky and ground are Ink Blended.

Stately Flowers #13

Here are the items used to make this card it was colored with Copic Markers, you could color with what ever markers you have! 🙂

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This card features the New set – Simply Circular and I also used Happy Hearts Stamp Set and Dies for the heart and greeting. ❤ I finished it off with a White Jelly Roll Pen.

Here are the items used for this card:

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far! Next up is the Fabulous Lisa Hetrick! Enjoy all the inspiration ahead and Happy Stamping! See you tomorrow for Day 2 of the New Release Hop!

Hugs Karen ❤

Gina K. Designs New Illustrator & Card Kit Blog Hop January 2020 Day 3

Welcome!!! Welcome!!!! Day 3 of The New Release Hop. I’m so Happy you have joined us again today! ❤ Today we are featuring the New – “A Big Hello” Card Kit! This Kit is Full of Amazing Stamp Sets and Dies, with Card Stock to create lots of cards with!

A Big Hello Card Kit

Isn’t that an Amazing Card Kit? Wow! Love it! ❤ For your chance to Win a $50.00 Gift Certificate From Gina K. Designs leave a comment on the blogs along your hop! Winner will be posted on Gina’s Blog and in the News Letter. You can sign up over at Gina K. Designs. Create a account and you will receive a new letter so you don’t miss any new or sales! Click the lock and create your account! ❤

Here are my cards Featuring this Months Card Kit – A Big Hello! ❤ I Love this set and look forward to making a lot of card with it!

A Big Hello

For this card I used one of the flowers and embossing ink to stamp and get the tone on tone color for my patterned paper! Here are all the supplies used for this card! ❤

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This card was fun to create and I have a video on it as well! Doing some editing now. I did some masking on this one! Here is a video I am popping in here so you can how it is masked and colored! ❤

Happy Herbs

I Colored the images with Copic Markers and the rest of the items used are here:

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The Last card from me today is this fun Gal-entines card for a girlfriend of mine! ❤ I use the Stencil from the kit to create a soft heart background and I just love the little envelope in this sets too! ❤

Friendship Hearts

Here are all the ingredients for this card!

Now!!!! Are You Ready for More Inspiration? Up Next is Lisa Hetrick!!! There is a lot of Inspiration ahead! If you need to see the full hop list You can Click > Gina K. Designs. If you need to shop you can click here> Gina K. Designs Have a Great day and I hope you take a little time to get Inky! ❤

Gina K. Designs Illustrator & Card Kit Blog Hop January 2020 Day 2

Welcome!!! I am so glad you have joined me today on this hop! So many fun and Beautiful stamp sets in this release. Today we are featuring stamp sets Be The Rainbow – by Emily Loggans, Massive Peony – by Hannah Drapinski, and You Anchor Me – by Lisa Hetrick. There are coordinating Die for the Peony & Anchor sets also!

There is a Prize today too! 🙂 Gina K. Designs has a $50.00 Gift Certificate for someone that leaves comments on the blogs!

First card Features Be The Rainbow stamp set. I do love the greetings in this set. They are very uplifting and positive.

Can’t wait to share my cards with you! Lets get to it! ❤

I used watercolor markers for the rainbow. Marker to stamp then stamped on paper. Fussy Cut out the clouds and added some sparkle to them! ❤ Here are the other items used on this card! ❤

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Next is this Beautiful Massive Peony stamp set. There is a Die for this Big Beautiful Flower too! Stamped in the Whisper Amalgam Ink for some No Line Watercoloring!

This card was watercolored using Daniel Smith Watercolors and Watercolor paper. Here are the other items used for this card!

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The Last Featured Set for today is You Anchor Me! Love this Big Anchor in this set. This anchor will make some fabulous masculine cards. I also Love the flowers in this set and how you can use them in so many techniques!

Here are the Items used on this card! I also used a few copic markers to shade the anchor!

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Thank you so much for joining us today on the New Release Blog Hop! Are You ready for more Inspiration? Up Next is Mindy Eggen. ❤ If You need to see the Full Blog Hop List you can go to Gina K. Designs

See you again tomorrow for Day 3 of Gina K. Designs Illustrator & Card Kit Blog Hop! ❤ To do some shopping you can click > Gina K. Designs

Hope you have wonderful day and take a little time to get Inky! ❤

Hugs, Karen

Gina K. Designs January 2020 Card Kit & Illustrator Release

Welcome to the New Gina K. Designs Release for January 2020! I am so glad you have stopped by today. Today we are featuring the New Stamp Sets & Dies for Embroidered Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger and Happy Hearts by Beth Silaika. What fun sets these are!!! Just check out these sets and coordinating dies! 🙂

The Incentive set for this release is Scripty Encouragement! It is Free with a $75.00 purchase. It will show up in your order! 🙂

Gina K. Designs has a Give Away for this Hop! There is a $50.00 Gift Card for one person that leaves some love on the blogs! So be sure and comment along your way! ❤

This first card features The New Set – Embroidered Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger.

I knew I had to make a card using Embroidered Flowers and the You Being You Die set for the embroidered hoop.

Here are the items used for this card!

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There are Lots of hearts in this set! Great for Valentines or just to say I love you! ❤

My card that features the Happy Hearts Stamp Set:

Here are the items used for this card:

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There is a lot more inspiration ahead….Up next on the hop is Lisa Hetrick ……. Thank you so much for stopping by!

To go to Gina K. Designs Blog to see the full hop list you can click > Gina K. Designs

To do some shopping you can click here> Gina K. Designs

See you tomorrow for Day 2 of the Hop where we will share more cards for this release and hope to Inspire you some! I hope you take a little time to get Inky!

Hugs, Karen ❤