Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1

Hello my friends! Welcome to Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1. Today we have 4 wonderful sets to show you, they just were released last night, and now you are going to have lots of ideas on what to do with your new sets.
  • Stately Flowers and Make a Statement designed by Melanie Muenchinger.
  • Close Knit Friends Duo
  • Because of You Duo
Stately Flowers: This set has beautiful "State Flowers". I can't wait to get the one from Washington State :)  For my card I used the Flower from Colorado State and I hope you like it.

Directions:
  • Make card base from Ivory Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut a couple of different Patterned Papers, distress and ink all edges and add stitches individually. Then add them to card base.
  • Stamp flower image on Watercolor Paper in Stazon Black Ink. Color image with Inktense Watercolor Pencils (love these pencils)
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Labels 10 Nestabilities.
  • Stamp sentiment on Watercolor Paper in Stazon Black Ink. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Fancy Tags Shapeabilities.
  • Add image and sentiment to card base.
  • Add pearls and StarDust Stickles to glower.
  • Cover flower with Crystal Lacquer.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory (Gina K. Designs), Watercolor Paper (LSS)
  • Paper: Gypsy Sisters Collections (KaiserCraft)
  • Ink: Stazon Black, Old Paper Distress (Ranger), Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent)
  • Embellishments: Pearls (GKD), StarDust Stickles (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Labels 10 Nestabilities, Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), Scor-Tape, Pop dots, Paper Distresser (CTMH), Sewing machine.

Make a "State"ment: This set has the perfect sayings and it's the perfect addition to Stately Flowers set.

Directions:
  • Make card base from White Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut a panel from Sweet Corn CS (4" x 5.25"), add Patterned Paper panel and strip and add zig-zag stitches.
  • Tie on ribbon and add a brad. Secure bow with glue dot.
  • Add white doily paper piece to card.
  • Stamp sentiment on White CS, Die-cut piece with Circle Nestabilities. Mat this piece with a scallop circle from Sweet Corn CS. Adhere it to card.
  • Stamp butterflies on White CS in Barn Door Distress Ink, add Clear Embossing Powder and set to heat. Create a 3D butterfly and adhere it to card. Add mini pearls.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Sweet Corn (Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: Hometown Summer Collection (Pink Paislee)
  • Ink: Barn Door Distress, Walnut Stain Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Mini Pearls, Doily (GKD), Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearl Brad (American Crafts)
  • Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Glue dots, Scor-tape, Sewing machine.

Close Knit Friends Duo: I love the Vintage look of these card :) Makes me remember my grandma and her knitting basket :)

Directions:
  • Stamp image on White Cardstock. Color it with Copic Markers.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Fleur de Lis Square Dies.
  • Die-cut and emboss 2-piece of Sweet Corn CS using the biggest die from Fleur de Lis Squares Dies. Create a card using these 2 pieces.
  • Adhere a piece of Patterned Paper to front of card.
  • Adhere image.
  • Stamp sentiment on White CS in Vintage Photo Distress. Die-cut piece using Grommet Tags Shapeabilities.
  • Add silver brads to tag and adhere it to card with pop dots.
  • Add a couple of paper flowers.
Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Sweet Corn (Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: Nantucket Collection (Pink Paislee)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Silver brads, Paper flowers.
  • Accessories: Square nestabilities, Fleur de Lis Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pop dots, Scor-tape.

Because of You Duo:

Directions:
  • Make card base from White cardstock. 5" square card.
  • Cut out  a panel from Silver CS and Patterned Paper. Add zig-zag stitches. Adhere it to card base.
  • Die-cut and emboss a piece of Silver CS with Scallop Circle Nestabilities.
  • Stamp image on White CS in Versamark Ink, add Black Embossing powder and heat it up.
  • Mat Scallop Circle and Circle together. Adhere it to card.
  • Add Red Rhinestones.
  • Make a double bow with bow-easy. Add a red paper flower and add it to card.
  • Inside: Cut a strip of patterned paper and adhere it to bottom part. Stamp sentiment on White CS in Memento Tuxedo Black. Die-cut and emboss sentiment using Fancy Tags Two Shapeabilities.


Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Silver (Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: Tie the knot (Making Memories)
  • Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Embellishments:Red Rhinestones, Silver Seam Binding Ribbon, Red Paper flowers.
  • Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Fancy Tags Two Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), Scor-tape, Glue dots, Black Embossing powder (Ranger), Embossing heat gun, Sewing machine.
All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store

Now, are you ready for more inspiration?! Visit the DT blogs listed below and leave a comment for your chance to winGina will be choosing two winners from all the comments who will each win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual precut images!
Have fun hopping!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gina K. Designs Release Party Invitation Blog Hop

Hello my friends!!! It's time for another Gina K. Designs Release Party Blog Hop!! Tonight is the night.
We are very excited to extend an invitation to Gina K. Designs November Release Party. We have a fun evening planned for you - chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets reveal, design team shares, and most importantly, you can start shopping at 7 PM (CST)!

If you came from Jennie's blog, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.

Here's a photo of one of the cards I will be sharing at the party.


I will post the directions tomorrow!!

Hope to see you at the party, here are all the details:

Head on over to Emily; to see what she's sharing with you today and see you back here on tomorrow for the beginning of our three day Inspiration Blog Hop series for November!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Gina K. Designs Black Friday Special!!!

Hello my friends!! Gina K. Designs has a super duper Black Friday Special!!! See all these wonderful duo stamps? They are brand new, just for you!!

If you buy $100.00 you get almost $40.00 FREE in stamps!! Super deal.
Have fun shopping.
Have a great day!

Giovana

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!! Even if you are not American, you may have reason to give thanks.
I have a Thanksgiving card for all of you. I wish I could send a real one to YOU! Thanks so much for visiting, commenting, helping and being there for me. So thankful to all my crafty and non-crafty friends.


Enjoy your time with your family, friends and remember to "Give Thanks"

God bless!
Giovana

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Fireplace Round Card

Hello my friends! I have another Christmas Card for you. This time I decided to use one of the Gina K. Designs Sets from last year, this set is "Very Merry Christmas" by Theresa Momber. Love the results, if you love to colors, this image is perfect for you!!
I have to confess that in addition of my Copic Markers I love, love, love the Inktense Watercolor Pencils, they are like ink on a pencil, the colors are very vibrant and you can add as much or little as you want. I have more images already colored and ready to become a card, so stay tuned!

 Directions:
  • Stamp image on Watercolor Paper in Black Stazin Ink.
  • Color image with Inktense Watercolor Pencils.
  • Die-cut and emboss image with Circle Nestabilities.
  • Die-cut and emboss a couple of pieces of Cranberry Tart CS using Circle Beaded Nestabilities. Score back piece and create a card.
  • Add image to from of your card,
  • Add a bow with Glue Dots.
  • Add Ruby Red Liquid Pearls to berries and StarDust Stickles to stockings.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Cranberry Tart, Ivory (Gina K. Designs), Watercolor Paper (LSS)
  • Stamps: Very Merry Christmas (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Black Stazon, Inktense Watercolor Pencils.
  • Embellishments: Cranberry Satin Ribbon (GKD), Ruby Red Liquid pearls, Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Circle Beaded Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scor-tape, Glue dots.
Hope you like it!!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Merry Christmas Pocket Card

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great day. I've been quiet, enjoying time with my family and getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving!! which is one of my favorite American holidays.

For today, I have a card I made few days ago using the Pocket Card Tutorial from SCS.
This technique is really easy and super fun to make, you don't need an envelope for this.

The stamps I used are from the StampTV Kit "Wishing You Joy" by Gina K. Designs. I colored the snowman with Copic Markers. I added some Craft Crushed Glass for the snow. The Patterned Paper is "Season's Greetings" by Echo Park Paper.

Hope you like it!!
Have a great day!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wee Memories Challenge # 77: Woodland Animals

Hello and welcome to another fun Wee Memories Challenge. This week our challenge is Woodland Animals and sponsor by The Craft's Meow.
One lucky winner will receive a stamp set!!



Here is the card I created. I used Happy hoo-lidays by TCM and designed by our talented Jenny Suchin!!


The deadline for this challenge is 11.59pm PST on Friday, December 2,  2011. For more details, some fabulous design team inspiration and to link up your projects, click here

Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 18, 2011

CSS Blog Hop: Inspirational

Hello my friends!! It's time for another fun and inspirational hop from the CSS DT Alumni!! If you have arrived here from Cheri's blog you are at the right place, if not please start from StampTV, so you don't miss any wonderful creation.

This time our hop is an Inspiration Challenge. Carolina provided us this wonderful picture from Better Homes and Gardens and get inspired by the colors, the shapes, the prints, etc.


I got inspired by the Christmas theme and the colors White and Red. I created 2 projects for you, they are quite simple yet elegant.

Christmas Cardinal Card

Directions:
  • Die-cut a couple of pieces of Ivory CS using the biggest die from Label 8 Nestabilities. Score back piece about 1", add tape to create card.
  • Stamp Cardinal image on Watercolor Paper in Stazon Black Ink. Color image with Inktense Pencils.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Label 8 Nestabilities. Add Star dust Stickles and Ruby Red Liquid Pearls. Set aside to dry.
  • Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress. Adhere piece to card with pop dots.
  • Create a frame from Ivory CS using Fleur de Lis Motifs biggest die and Circle Nestabilities.
  • Adhere frame to card with small pop dots.
  • Create a bow with bow-easy and adhere it to card with glue dots.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory (Gina K. Designs), Watercolor paper (LSS)
  • Stamps: Winter Wings, Fanciful Tags (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Black Stazon (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger), Inktense Pencils (Derwent) 
  • Embellishments: Red Ribbon, Star Dust Stickles, Ruby Red Liquid pearls (Ranger).
  • Accessories: Label 8 Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, Fleur de Lis Motis Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), Pop dots, glue dots, Sponges.
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Poinsettia Ornament Christmas Card

Directions:
  • Die-cut and emboss a couple of pieces of White CS using Scallop Circle Nestabilities. Score 1 piece about 1" from top, adhere it to the other piece to create cards.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil a Circle piece from White CS. Stamp sentiment. Create a loop with Red ribbon and adhere it to back of this piece. Adhere piece to card base with foam tape.
  • Stamp poinsettia flower on White CS, color them with Copic Markers. Cut piece out and adhere it to card with foam tape.
  • Add Gold Gala Glitz to each center flower and Crystal Lacquer.
  • Adhere image to card with Pop dots.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Poinsettia from "Holiday Basket" and sentiment from "My True Love Gave to me"
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Old Paper Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Red Ribbon (GKD), Gold Gala Glitz (Art Glitter).
  • Accessories: Scallop Circle Dies, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pop dots, Crystal Lacquer, Scor-tape, Sponges.
All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store

Now, hop over to Joy's blog and see what she has created for us!

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (November 22), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95

Have fun hopping!!
Have a great day/night!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gina K. Designs DT Blog Hop: Gratitude

Welcome to another Gina K. Design Team blog hop. Today we're featuring cards with a Gratitude/Thank You theme to them. If you came from Donna's blog, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.

Here's what I came up with today. For my card I used 2 sets: The basket and sunflowers are from Holiday Basket and the sentiment is from Winter Wings

Directions:
  • Make card base from Ivory CS. 5" square.
  • Ink all edges. Make a panel from Ivory CS 4.75" square. Add a strip of embossed Ivory CS. Add zig-zag and straight stitches.
  • Adhere ribbon. Add panel to card base.
  • Stamp sentiment.
  • Stamp basket and sunflowers on White CS. Color them with Copic Markers. Cut them out.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil a piece of Ivory CS using Label 1 Dies. Adhere piece to card with Large Pop Dots.
  • Adhere basket and sunflowers with pop dots.
  • Create a double bow with Bow-Easy and adhere it to card with glue dots.
  • Add Pearls to each corner.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Ivory (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Holiday Basket and Winter Wings (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress, Old Paper Distress (Ranger).
  • Embellishments: Pearls, Salmon Satin Ribbon (LSS), Brads (SU)
  • Accessories: Label 1 Dies (Spellbinders), Distress Stripes Embossing folder (Provo-craft), Pop dots, StarDust Stickles (Ranger), Sewing machine.
All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store

Head on over to Lee's blog to see what she's sharing with you today!

Have fun hopping!!
Have a great day.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cute Christmas Cards

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great day! Today, I have a set of 4 cards I made for a Holiday Bazaar. I didn't sell any, so if you are interested, let me know and I will sell them to you :)
Each set has 4 cards with a coordinated envelope, they are 4.25" square. Each set is $12.00.

Here they are:
All images are from the newest StampTV Kit "Wishing You Joy" by Gina K. Designs!




Hope you like them.
Have a great day!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011




Hello my friends!! Welcome to another Wee Memories Challenge. This week we have a fun challenge for you, out theme is "Birthdays and Parties" and sponsored by
Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker.
The fantastic prize is a Paper Prize Pack!!
 

This is the card I have for you!! This card is a lot of fun, any kid or adult will love it. In fact, I made it for my Pastor's birthday and the whole church signed birthday wishes :)
The stamp set I used is Dino-mite by Gina K. Designs. Lots od dry embossing and sponging.


The deadline for this challenge is 11.59pm PST on Friday, November 18,  2011. For more details, some fabulous design team inspiration and to link up your projects, click here

Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankful for you

Hello my friends, I am back!! Happy Veteran's Day!!!
I've been sick, after the Holiday Bazaar I started feeling weird and then BAM! sick, sick, sick, I've spent a lot of time doing nothing, just sleeping, sleeping and sleeping. Finally, two days ago I started feeling much better and I even cleaned my craft room and created a card for you.

Before getting sick I really wanted to play the Touch Twin Markers Challenge and I couldn't  until yesterday :) The colors for the challenge are so pretty!

Entering my card also to:
iCopic: Thankful


Thankful for you.

Directions:
  • Make card base from Ivory CS. 4.25 square card.
  • Cut a panel from Chocolate Brown CS and Patterned Paper. Mat together and add stitches.
  • Stamp fence and sentiment on White CS. Color image with markers.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil piece with Square Nestabilities. Adhere it to card.
  • Stamp pumpkins on White CS and color with Markers. Cut it out and adhere it to card. Add Crystal lacquer.
  • Add bow.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory, White, Chocolate Brown (Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Fence from "Heartfelt", Pumpkins from "Falling for you" StampTV Set, Sentiment from "Thankful for You" (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Black Soot Distress (Ranger), Copic Markers.
  • Embellishments: Orange Ribbon (SU).
  • Accessories: Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Small and Large Pop Dots, Crystal Lacquer, Glue dots, Sewing machine, Adhesive (Love my Tapes) 

Hope you like it!!
Have a great day!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cards Drive for Kids Winners!!!

Hello !!! Sorry I didn't post the winners yesterday, after having a great time at a Holiday Bazaar last Saturday, meeting new people and having fun, I caught a bug and I am congested and also being feeling really tired.

But today I am feeling better and I have the names of the lucky winners!!!

Winner of the Big Prize, value more than $500.00 is.............................

Karen Shirey!!!!!!



Winner of Tombow goodies is...................................

Robin Logue!!!!!!


Thanks so much to all of you who sent cards for the kids!! Each box is full with wonderful cards. I know all the kids and their families are going to love your creations!

Thanks so much again.
God bless.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wee Memories Challenge # 75 " Handmade Gifts, Tags and Boxes"

Hello my friends!! Welcome to another Wee Memories Challenge, this week we are celebrating our 75th Challenge!!! and also our Hop for the Month, so if you arrived here from Danielle's blog, you are in the right place.

Our challenge this week is  "Handmade Gifts, Tags and/or Boxes", super fun!!!


Our sponsor this week is "Oh My Crafts" and the wonderful prize is a "Paper Bundle Pack"


My project is a burlap wreath, it's not too difficult to make and it would be a wonderful present for a friend or relative or for you!
The cardsinal and leaves were die-cut with Cardinal dies from heartfelt Creations. I hand-sew the burlap around the wreath.


Now, hop over to Laurel B's blog and enjoy her fantastic creation!!

Have fun hopping.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Cards That Care Blog Hop


Hello my friends!!! Today is a very especial day, my good friend Vera Yates is joining forces with the very talented Jennifer McGuire to collect cards for the elderly people.

We all love to make cards and I would love if you could send 1 or 20 or more to them so they can distribute to different Nursing Homes. You will bring a smile in those cute faces, guarantee!!
If you arrived here from Anita, you are in the right place.

Here are the cards I made. I used stamps from Heartfelt Creations.



A few important details:

  • This card drive will be going on till November 31, 2011. We will need to receive your cards by November 31, 2011.
  •  Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message in it.  Please also sign your name and where you are from.  On the card envelope, write your name on the top left corner.  Also, please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to just cards.
  • And please don't use any pins (safety reason).
  • You can mail the cards  to either one of us:
                        Jennifer McGuire                              Vera Yates
                 
       P.O. Box 428612
                                P.O Box 17596
                 
       Cincinnati, OH 45242                        Sugar Land, TX 77496


  • In each package, PLEASE include a piece of paper with your name, address, email address and how many cards you sent.  This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance.  So the more cards you send, the better your chances. 
I am the last name for this hop, if you have any questions, please visit Vera or Jennifer's blogs.

Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win, great companies have donated prizes for you : Lawn Fawn, Penny Black, Sweet Stamps Shop, Avocado Arts, & I Love It All.

You have until Sunday November 6th to leave your comments, more comments, more chancees to win :)

 
Have fun hopping!! and have a great day.
 
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