Monthly Mix Challenge!

Welcome to my Blog! Hope you all are having a great Thursday! The Holidays are getting close and I am thinking of all those preparing Thanksgiving meals. This year Hubby and I have decided to stay home and enjoy his 4 day weekend. Hopefully the rain will pass quickly and we can get in the yard some. πŸ™‚ What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Are you cooking? Staying Home or traveling?

For this Months Challenge over at Gina K. Design, the Challenge is to make a project with Snow or Snowmen on it. So I made a card to play along. I can’t get enough of the Folk Art Snowflakes that came in the Recent Card Kit – Warm Winter Wishes. Here is the card I made. CAS. I love the Tranquil Teal accents and the softness of the Ocean Mist.

These are the product I used. I didn’t list the Card Kit as it is sold out. The set will be available before long. The embossing folder isn’t listed below as Gina don’t carrie it and not sure where to find it.

Thank you for stopping by and spending a few minutes with me! I hope you will comment on what you are doing for Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful day and a Happy Thanksgiving! ❀ To Check out the details of the Challenge you can click > Monthly Mix Challenge

Gina K. Designs Illustrator & Card Kit Blog Hop Day 3 October 2019

Welcome!!! I am so glad you have stopped by today! ❀ It is Day 3 of our Gina K. Designs Illustrator & Card Kit Hop. Today we are featuring the Fabulous New “Warm Winter Wishes” Card Kit! This kit is so full of wonderful goodies to keep you creating for a very long time! πŸ™‚

There are so many wonderful things in this release. To Recap some of the New Stuff Here is a look a the two new background stamps & the two New Stencils and the Incentive Stamp Set. ❀

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Ok, Let me share the cards made with this Fabulous Card Kit and other goodies! ❀

This one showcases this beautiful tree & Snowfall Stencil in the Christmas Silhouette Stamp Set that is in the Warm Winter Wishes Card Kit. I also used the Greeting from the Christmas Script Stamp Set. Laying the Snowfall stencil down over a piece of card stock and then inked it up with my Embossing Ink Pad. Once I removed the stencil and added the Gold Embossing powder I Die cut the center out with the Largest Single Stitched Oval Die. On another piece of card stock I stamped the tree and heat embossed it in the same gold embossing powder. Took Velum from my stash and heat embossed the greeting in the gold powder too. Wrapped the ends around the top layer and secured them on the back. Using foam squares I popped up the top layer on to the layer with the tree. Added that all to my card base. You could easily emboss the tree on the card base and save a piece of paper. I used a piece of Gold Metallic Card Stock and then layered it with a piece of white. There was a small strip of the Snowfall that I had cut off and saved, so I attached to the inside. You can see it in the photo below. I added red bling from my stash to finish it off ! ❀

These are the items used for this card:

What can I say… I love this snowman. ❀ On this card and Envelope set I created some snow hills for my snowman. Stamped him on a separate sheet of paper in the Whisper Amalgam ink and colored him with Copic markers. Then I stamped the taller tree and the little pine tree that is in You Warm My Heart stamp set. Blended ink on the background and used my Misti for the Greeting! Finished it off with the little hearts and popping up my snowman and added his arms. He is fussy cut and I had to draw in his little arms. πŸ™‚ On the Envelope front, I ink blended the blue and added the same trees to the bottom left corner. Then used the To: from the stamp set Christmas Script. And for the back side of the envelope, I die cut the envelope image from the stamp set and colored it with copic markers Stamped the little greeting on the flap and glued down one edge of the die cut envelope. I will secure it will glue when I mail the card off! ❀

Here are the Supplies for this card:

What fun the Glitz Glitter Gel has been! ❀ One this card there is Glitz, There is Glitter and a Big Greeting! I sprayed the stencil with Pixie Spray & placed it down on a piece of card stock, kinda off set. Then grabbed a spatula and spread Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel in Red Velvet all over. Gently picked up the stencil and cleaned it off. While that dried I took a piece of card stock and put down a piece of Terrific 1/2” then a 1/8” . Cut even with the paper and peeled off the backing of the terrific tape and poured some Red Hot glitter over it. Heat Embossed the Greeting in White Fine Detail Embossing powder on Red Velvet Card Stock and layered with White! Popped it up in the center! ❀

Items used on this sparkly card are below:


This one was a real quick card to make! I used the Embossing Ink and Stamped the three beautiful snowflakes from the set all over and heat embossed in White Fine Detail Powder. Die cut a Double Stitched Circle and did a little ink blending around the edges. Stamped one of the snowflakes in Sandy Beach then stamped the greeting in Kraft.

For the last cards supplies:

That is all I have to share for now! Hope you have enjoyed the cards &

Next up is the Talented Melanie Muenchinger!

You can go back to Gina’s Blog if you need to see the full list of the team.

Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time on my blog. ❀ I hope you all have a great day and take some time to get inky! ❀ If you need to do some shopping you can Click Here.

Gina K. Designs Illustrator & Card Kit Blog Hop Day 2 October 2019

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Day 2 of our Gina K. Designs blog hop! ❀ You should have made it here from Cat’s Blog. She sure is a inspiration with all her fabulous cards! ❀ . Today we are featuring two new stamp sets. We have “You Being You” by: Lisa Hetrick and “You Warm My Heart” by: Hannah Drapinski. Both of these sets will make some fabulous cards for the holiday season and beyond.

Here are the cards I shared at the release party! ❀

Be sure to leave some love on the blogs for Your Chance to win a $50.00 Gift Card from Gina K. Designs. Are you ready to see some more cards made with these sets? First up I have a card using You Being You.

I used the Line art Flower to stamp in Embossing Ink for a tone on tone background panel. Stamped the Hoop in Warm Cocoa and stamped the Gauze Background stamp in Sandy Beach over it. I fussy cut this one out. Stamped the Flower and the Leaves. I used my Prismacolor Pencils to color in the flower. I wanted it to look like I stitched the petals on the flower.

You Being You!

Here are the Items used for this card! ❀

Next I used the Beautiful trees in the New Set You Warm My Heart:

I used my Rectangle Double Stitched Dies to cut a panel and masked off areas for my snow banks then stamped the trees and then Embossed the one tree in Silver and added a greeting at the bottom. Layered it all up on Silver Metallic Card Stock.

Supplies Used for this card are:

That is all from me today! Next up on the Hop is the Talented ( Sheri ) You will want to hop over and check out her beautiful creations! If you need to start over and missed something you can go to (Gina K.’s Blog Here)

Thank you all for stopping by and spending some time here today! If you haven’t shopped and need something you can find it Here. Hope you have a great day and get a little inky! πŸ™‚ ❀ Much Love, Karen

Gina K. Designs Illustrator & Card Kit Blog Hop Day 1 October 2019

Welcome! So Glad You Have Joined Us! ❀ My goodness, we have so much fun & inspiring things to share with you this week! You should have landed here from Sheri’s blog. To start at the beginning or to see the full list, you can go to Gina K. Designs Blog.

Today we are featuring the New Stamp Sets: Holiday Trees by: Beth Silaika, Pallet Christmas by: Melanie Muenchinger, & Christmas Script by: Emily Loggans. These sets are fabulous for so many wonderful cards. So many ideas and not enough time to make them all! LOL. There are also Two New Background Stamps – Tall Pines and Tall Birch. Then if that isn’t enough, Gina K. has a couple of new & Gorgeous Stencils – Snowflake Mandala and Stellar Snowflake. Then with a qualifying purchase you will receive the Seasonal Greetings Incentive Stamp Set for Free.

Be sure to comment on all the blogs for your chance to be in the drawing to Win a $50.00 Gina K. Designs Gift Certificate. The Winner will be announced on Gina K. Designs Blog.

There are so many fabulous sets and stencils I couldn’t hardly decide what to do first! πŸ™‚

From the Release Party: Holiday Trees, Pallet Christmas, & Christmas Script Click below to see all three.

Pallet Christmas / Perfect Pallet
Christmas Script / Stellar Snowflake

Here is a card made using the New Stamp Set Holiday Trees by: Beth Silaika I have really enjoyed playing with this set. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make some Poppin’ Pink Trees. So this is how it turned out! ❀

Holiday Trees!

I lined up the tree in my Misti and stamped that fun tree 5 times to fit on the 2 1/8″ x 5″ White Layering Weight Panel with a Black Onyx under it. The Greeting is stamped in Obsidian Amalgam Ink on a 1″ x 3 6/8″ panel and backed with Black Onyx Card Stock attached with foam squares over the ribbon. All this sits on tip of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ White Layer that was stamped with the Diagonal Stripe Background stamp Inked up in Popping Pink Electro Pop Neon Ink.

Here is the supplies I used to make this fun Christmas Card.

Then I pulled out the New set Pallet Christmas by: Melanie Muenchinger along with her Perfect Pallets set. All the little images in this set allow you to create a wonderful scene and of course pair with the Perfect Pallet set for some really great cards! Lots of ides for this set!

I Love this Pallet set and the Pallet Christmas has been fun to create all kinds of cool cards! I did the Ink Dragging Technique that Gina Shared recently in a video. After I stamped the Line art image of the pallet in Warm Cocoa, I used the solid image of the same pallet and used Sandy Beach to drug across the stamp. Then I did a little dragging of Kraft on the ends of the stamp so it would be a little darker. On the little trees I did the same technique. Stamped in the Greeting & Snowflakes then used the Fancy Labels Dies to die cut this panel. Added some twine and then popped it up on a embossed panel.

Supplies Used for this card:

I couldn’t resist using the Christmas Script stamp set along with the Tall Pines Background stamp set to create a snowy scene! I first made some snow hills by lightly blending some blue ink around the edge of a mask. Moved the mask up a bit and blended more ink. Then blending ink around the edges and towards the center. Stamped the background stamp using the Ink Dragging Technique and some Fresh Asparagus Ink. I used a gel pen to add some snow to the trees. Put the panel in my Misti and stamped the Greeting with Obsidian Amalgam Ink. πŸ™‚

Christmas Script/Tall Pines

Here are the goodies I used for this card:

I Love this Glitz Glitter Gel! Here are the items used on these two cards!

I hope you have enjoyed your visit!!! Thank you for stopping by and spending a little time here on my blog! ❀ Next up on this journey for inspiration is the very talented Cathy (Cat). She always has some very creative cards to share! πŸ™‚ ❀

Be sure and leave some love on all the blogs for your chance to win that Gift Certificate. To Shop Click > Gina K. Designs Have a great day! (Hugs) Karen

GKD – Flashback Friday

Hi Friends! Welcome to my blog! Today is Flashback Friday and I have a couple of cards to share with you! First is this card that I did a little watercolor on!

Really enjoyed watercoloring this poinsettia and really like that there is a set of dies if you want to cut it out! ❀ It is a great size to watercolor.

Gina K. Designs Supplies Used:

Other Items used: Twine, Watercolor Paper, Daniel Smith Watercolors

Next is a card made using stamp set: Very Merry Christmas

I love this set by Emily Loggans & I think I am going to have to pull this set out to create a few cards like this! I stamped the background music stamp on the White layering weight card stock using Kraft Premium Dye Ink the did a little ink blending with Sandy Beach over the whole panel. Adding a little more ink on the outer edges. I didn’t add to much of the Sandy Beach ink to the middle as I wanted to leave it more white so I could add the Turquoise Sea after I stamped the greeting in Embossing Ink & heat embossed it using GKD Fine Detail Embossing Powder. I also die cut the topper to the ornament and then added the embossing ink all over it and then heat embossed it in GKD Silver Embossing Powder. Stamped and Die cut the Holly leaves and foiled them using the Turquoise Sea Fancy Foil and I had a piece of the stripes left over from another project so those got added to the side! All product are listed below!

Supplies Used and links to find them!

Thank you so much for stopping by and looking! Remember tomorrow Gina K. Designs is having a Coupon Code for a discount. You can put any of these items on your wish list then grab the code and move them to your cart for purchase! πŸ™‚ Have a great day and I hope you take a little time to get inky! ❀

Gina K. Designs New Release 9-2019

Hi there! I hope you are having a good week. I wanted to share a couple of cards with you from the Gina K. Designs Newest Release. I used the Card Kit Autumn Splendor stamp set – Colossal Cone Flowers and the Stamp Set – Majestic Peony.

First card I used the Colossal Cone Flowers Stamp set & the Majestic Peony Stamp Set for the greeting! I smooched Distress Ink on a craft Matt a Yellow color and a green, then spritzed with water and placed a piece of watercolor paper on top of the ink. I deliberately left a area open at the top so I could add a blue to look like a sky. Did the same smooching technique! πŸ˜‰ When it was dry I placed it in my Misti and inked up the Image & the Greeting with Obsidian – Amalgam Ink. Finished it off with some bling from my stash.

Gina K. Designs:

Stamp Set – Colossal Cone Flowers
Pure Luxury Card Stock – White Heavy Base, Black Onyx
Premium Dye Ink -Honey Mustard on the inside.
Amalgam Ink – Obsidian
Adhesive Dot Runner, Connect Glue, & Foam Squares

Other Items:
Watercolor Paper (Arches Cold Press), Bling from my stash, & Distress Inks

I have a feeling this set will be used a lot! ❀

The second card is one made with the Majestic Peony Stamp Set. I heat embossed it using Gina K. Designs Silver Embossing Powder and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Majestic Peony

Gina K. Designs:

Stamp Set – Majestic Peony
Pure Luxury Card Stock– White Heavy Base, & Black Onyx. Amalgam Ink – Obsidian
Adhesive Dot Runner, & Connect Glue
Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Silver
Embossing & Watermark Ink
Anti Static Embossing Pad
Bling and Zig Clean Color Realbrush Markers, Bristol Smooth Paper to color on

Such a Fabulous Release. πŸ™‚ ❀ To Shop Click > Gina K.Designs or if you want to look around! Have a great day and see you next week! I Hope you get to take a little time to get Inky! ❀

Gina K. Designs Card Kit and Illustrator Blog Hop Day 2 Sept. 2019

Hi Everyone and Welcome back to day two of our Gina K. Designs Card Kit and Illustrator Blog Hop Day 2! I am so glad you have stopped by. Today we are sharing the New Card Kit – Autumn Splendor. I know you have seen some amazing cards along your journey so far! ❀ So let me show you the kit again… ❀ Love this kit!

Autumn Splendor

This Card Kit is Lushes. ❀ Those flowers and leaves and dies Oh my! Then that awesome Stencil! I can’t wait to use it much more really soon! ❀ You have come from the oh so talented Hannah Drapinski‘s Blog. Be sure to spread some love and comment on the blogs for your chance to Winning a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Gina K. Designs. Winner will be announced on Gina K. Designs blog several days after the hop. Here are the cards I made with the New Autumn Splendor Card Kit stamp sets for the release last night!Couldn’t wait to do some watercoloring and some layering! ❀

My My I do Love these Flowers in this set! They are really large and so much fun to color. This Stamp set is called: Colossal Cone Flowers

Colossal Cone Flowers

Gina K. Designs:
Stamp Set – Colossal Cone Flowers
Dies – Rectangle Large Single Stitched and Small Double Stitched sets
Pure Luxury Card Stock– White Heavy Base, Layering Weight White, Black Onyx
Premium Dye Ink – Turquoise Sea, Ocean Mist, Tranqual Teal, Sandy Beach, & Kraft
Amalgam Ink – Obsidian
Adhesive Dot Runner, Connect Glue, & Foam Squares
Fancy Gingham Ribbon – Black/White
Bling form my stash

The Second card is made with these beautiful Layered Leaves. Such a great way to get the watercolor look with ease! I stamped the leaves on watercolor paper with Distress Inks and then used a waterbrush to blend the colors, added some splatters and a greeting! This Set is Called: Layered Leaf Prints

Layered Leaf Prints

Supplies Used:

Gina K. Designs:
Stamp Set – Layered Leaf Prints From the New Card Kit β€œAutumn Splendor”
Pure Luxury Card Stock – White Heavy Base & Black Onyx
Amalgam Ink – Obsidian.
Adhesive Dot Runner, Connect Glue, Foam Squares
Watercolor Paper, Distress Inks, & Bling From My Stash

I hope you have had lots of inspiration along your way today! Next up on the Blog Hop is the super talented Arjita Singh. Check out her awesome creations and Have a great day! I Hope you take a little time to get inky! ❀

To Shop Click > Gina K. Designs or you can click on any of the blue words! Thank you for your support and Happy Stamping! ❀

To start at the beginning of the hop or see the whole list click > Gina K. Designs Blog