Tuesday, February 28

So Happy for You

Hello my friends! Hope you all are having a fantastic and healthy day I don't want to bother you with my own stuff, but if you are a prayer person, please keep me in your prayers, I've been having horrible migraines lately and let me tell you, it is not fun at all.

OK, now craft talk :) I have a fun card to show with stamps and dies that will be reelase this Thursday!! I used the sketch form The Sweet Stop to make this card.

The set I used for this card is called "Pennant Party" (will be release this Thursday).
I used Heart and Pennant Dies (this die will be release this Thursday as well), for the heart I used Patterned Paper (from my little scraps), after I glued  them on the card panel I added some Crystal Lacquer to make them shiny :)
Stitches and a couple of Clear Rhinestones and my card was done.

If you like my card and want to buy this products, Sweet 'n Sassy has a March Refer-A-Friend-Program!!! , just mention my name and we both we get points and the chance to win!!

I hope you like it.
Have a great day!

Friday, February 24

Bird House

Hello my friends! Today I want to share with you a project I have posted at the Love My Tapes Blog. You can stop by there to find all the information about this project.

Let me share the pictures with you.

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Thursday, February 23

Shine your light

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a fantastic. Today I had the chance to play a couple of Splitcoaststamper Challenges: Sketch Challenge and Way to Use it "Buttons" + Moxie Fab World : The Cure for Winter Blues Challenge

For my card I used "Shining Light" Set and the Star Dies from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

  • Make card base from Ivory cardstock.
  • Mat Navy Blue CS and Patterned Paper. Ink all edges and add zig-zag stitches.
  • Tie on ribbon and add a mini button.
  • Stamp sentiment in Black Ink.
  • For stars: Adhere ivory and Ocean Mist cardstock onto a Adhesive Sheet Paper, die-cut stars, remove the adhesive part and add Microfiber Glitter, then ink all edges with Old Paper Distress Ink.
  • Adhere stars to card with pop dots.
  • Add mini buttons to stars.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory, Navy Blue, Ocean Mist (GKD)
  • Patterned Paper: Nantucket Collection (Pink Paislee)
  • Stamps: Shining Light (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
  • Ink: Black Soot, Old Paper Distress (Ranger).
  • Embellishments: Light blue Seam Binding Ribbon, Mini buttons, Microfiber Glitter.
  • Accessories: Star Dies (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Pop Dots, Mini glue dots, Sewing machine, Scor-tape.
Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 21

You are Special

Hello my friends! I am back, my family and I had a little trip to the other side of the mountains to visit family, we had a good time. It rained pretty much the whole time, but that's what happened in the West Coast pretty much every day :)
My daughter had way too much fun and way too much sugar too, LOL.

Anyway, I am excited to share with you a tutorial I made for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps on SCS :) I love flowers and I used the new heart dies to make my flower, you can find the step by step tutorial HERE, I will appreciate if you leave me a comment too :)

For my card I used the sketch from Card Patterns :)

  • Make card base from Ivory cardstock.
  • Cut out a 1" square from Patterned Paper. Adhere pieces to Sweet Corn cardstock and add stitches.
  • Adhere Scallop Heart Border to piece.
  • Tie on ribbon.
  • Addhere flower with Large Glue Dot.
  • Stamp sentiment.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardtsock: Ivry, Sweet Corn (GKD)
  • Patterned Paper: Blissful Collection by Authentique
  • Stamps: Love from Rhubarb (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distres Ink. (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Seam Binding Ribbon, Handmade flower, Star Dust Stickles, Pearls.
  • Accessories: Heart Dies, Heart Scallop Border Dies (Sweet'n Sassy Stamps), Sewing machine, Large Glue Dots.
Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

Saturday, February 18

You did it!

Hello my friends! Hope you all are enjoying your Saturday. Today I have an uplifting card for you. I combined a couple of challenges:

The stamps I used are from "You Set" by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I also used the Star and Scallop Star dies from SNSS. The stars were covered with Microfine Glitter. I used Pink Sorbet Twine from The Twinery.

Hope you like it!!
Have a great day!

Friday, February 17

Happy Easter

Hello my friends! Now that Valentine celebrations are over, I have an Easter card for you. For my card I used the Sketch and Color Combo for this week from Splitcoaststampers.
The stamps I used for this card are from "He Lives" Set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

  • Make card base from Bashful Blue CS.
  • Mat Kraft Cs and PP, add zig-zag stitched and adhere it to card base.
  • Add burlap to card.
  • Stamp cross on Watercolor Paper in Stazon Black Ink, color it with Watercolor Pencil (Inktense)
  • Stamp Sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil them and adhere them to card.
  • Add pearls.
  • Add Crystal Lacquer to cross and set aside to dry.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Bashful Blue (SU), Kraft (Gina K. Designs), Watercolor Paper.
  • Patterned paper: Nantucket (Pink Paislee)
  • Stamps: He Lives (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
  • Ink: Stazon Black, Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • Embellishments: Burlap Fabric, Pearls.
  • Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Labels 3 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Crystal Lacquer, Pop Dots, Scor-tape.
Hope you like it!
Have a great day.

Thursday, February 16

Happy "Belated" Valentine's Day

Hello my friends! Hope your Valentine's Day was great. I got a pretty card from my husband a box oh my favorite chocolate "Kit-Kat", that for sure made super happy :) I also went to my daughter's class and had a very easy card making class with all the kids, they were super excited to make a card for their parents.
My daughter then got sick and I didn't sleep well,  so that's why I've been absent.
I want to show a card I taught at our Women's Bible Study Group, the ladies and I had a great time and we got super crafty :)

For this card I used the "Love You!" saying from Love from Rhurbarb Set, the kraft piece was die-cut and embossed using Circle Dies and I stamped the flourish image in half of the circle. I used the cute image from You Set.
I decorated my card using a piece of PP and the Heart Scallop Border Die, I also die-cut a big felt heart, I really love this heart shape :)

Also want to show you the cookies I made with my daughter before Valentine's, this is a recipe from The Pioneer Woman and the cookies are delicious!!!

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!!

Saturday, February 11


Hello my friends and Happy Saturday!! Today I have another card using the image I got from Mo's Digital Pencil. I made this card for one of the girls that babysat my daughter last night. My daughter had a lot of fun playing with other kids and my husband and I had a lot of fun as well at our Sweetheart Dinner. We won the Newlywed Contest "again". We played this almost 8 years ago, wow!

Anyway, I used the sketch #54  from CPS "Fifth Anniversary" and the colors from Touch Twin Markers.

Here is my card:

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!!

Friday, February 10

I {heart} U this much....

Hello my friends! Happy Friday to all of you. Today I have a card I created just for fun, no pressures, no datelines :) I just combined few challenges and I love my card, LOL. I usually love all my cards, but I think this one is really cute. This image is a digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil; it's called A Big Whoop! and super fun to color. I printed the image on White Cardstock and let it dry for few hours. I have noticed that if you used an image right away, it will smear the ink and it will not look good, so I printed the image and after few hours it was ready to be colored :)

The colors come from The Play Date Cafe and the sketch comes from Deconstructing Sketch.
I am also including this card in the iCopic Challenge "Hearts" I added a button heart and the girl's skirt has a couple of hearts :), and last but not least "Love is in the Air" by Simon Says Challenge.

  • Make card base from White CS. 5" square card.
  • Cut a panel from White CS (4.75" square), add stripes of PP and add stitches. Cut an extra piece of PP and adhere it to panel.
  • Color image with Copic Markers. Add stitckles.
  • Die-cut and emboss image with Circle Nestabilities. Die-cut a small circle.
  • Tie on ribbon.
  • Add circles to panel.
  • Add heart button and mini alphabet stickers.
  • Add a couple of blue rhinestones.

Card Recipe:
  1. Cardstock: White (Gina K. Designs)
  2. Patterned Paper: Blue from Handmade Collection (K&Company), Yellow from Blissful Collection (Aunthentique)
  3. Image: A Big Whoop by Mo's Digital Pencil.
  4. EMbellishments: Yellow/White Ribbon (SU), Yellow button, Blue Rhinestones (Kaisercrafts).
  5. Accessories: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sewing machine, Copic MArkers, Scor-tape, Alphabet Stickers.
Hope you like it!
Have a great day.

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Thursday, February 9

Color-Me Mini cards

Hello my friends! Today I want to show the Color-Me Mini Cards I created for my daughter's class. The images are blank so the kids can color them any color they want. I used my Cricut to cut the Scallop squares and Circles, it saves a lot of time this way.
The image and sentiments are from Love from Rhubarb and the little heart was made with one of the Heart dies from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

The cardstock I used was picked by my daughter, it is Pink and Light Blue Glittery CS. I added some Jute twine to the boys cards and Red Satin Ribbon to the girls.

I am submitting this project to:

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

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Wednesday, February 8

Happy Birthday Gina!!!

Hello my fellow crafty friends, today is a very especial day, it's Gina's Birthday!!! Happy Birthday sweet Gina, she is the most amazing boss, seriously, no jokes. I am so blessed to have you as a friend. You inspired me so much that words can not tell. I wish you a super duper especial day :)

So, I created a especial card for Gina and I hope she likes it.

Happy Birthday to you.

  • Make card base from Kraft Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut a panel from White Cardstock. 3.75" x 5"
  • Stamp flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black and color them with Copic Markers.
  • Adhere Patterned Paper (ink all edges) and add stitches.
  • Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress.
  • Tie on jute twine and add a button.
  • Add panel to card base with Large Pop dots.
  • Add Star Dust Stickles to flowers.

Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: Kraft, White (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Image from Falling for you, Sentiment from Bold & Beautiful (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
  • Paper: Honey Cake (My Mind's Eye)
  • Embellishments: Jute twine, Yellow button (GKD Store), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Mini glue dots, Large Pop dots, Sewing machine, Copic Markers.

Here is a list of the DT ladies who are sharing something especial for Gina today.
Carolina Buchting
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Giovana Smith
Jennie Harper
Jimmi Mayo
Lee Murphy
Lori McAree
Melanie Muenchinger
Michelle Woerner
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber
Tina Gilliland
Vicki Dutcher

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Birthday Gina!!

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Tuesday, February 7

A Year of Flowers Blog Hop!!

Thank you for hopping along today with the Gina K. Design Team!! If you arrived here from Emily's blog, then you're right where you should be. You can always go to StampTV to start from the beginning.  The inspiration for today's hop came from Melanie Muenchinger's new book called, A Year of Flowers.

While you can make every design in the book with Melanie’s all occasion A Year of Flowers set, today’s samples showcase her coordinating florals, which can also be used with the book's tutorials and designs, and provide endless options and more value for your money. We are excited to share cards and projects we created using some of our favorite flower sets designed by Melanie! We love her new book and know you will too - don't miss out on getting your very own copy which you can purchase HERE!

For my sample I used the basket and roses from Holiday Basket Set and the sentiment from Pressed Flowers Set.

Here is my sample:

  • Make card base from White Cardstock.
  • Mat a piece of Innocent Pink Cardstock and Patterned Paper. Ink all edges and add stitches. Tie on ribbon.
  • Die-cut a piece of Fleur de Lis Square in Innocent Pink and a Square piece in White Cardstock.
  • Cut the Fleur de Lis Piece in half (diagonally), add it behind White Square piece and add stitches.
  • Add square piece to panel with Large Pop Dots.
  • Stamp basket and roses from Holiday Basket Set on White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color them with Markers and cut them out. Add handles to basket with silver brads.
  • Adhere them to card with small and medium pop dots.
  • Add pearls.
  • Stamp sentiment on mini tag and tie it on ribbon with twine.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Innocent Pink (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Holiday Basket & Pressed Flowers (Gina K Designs)
  • Paper: Victoria Garden (Echo Park Paper)
  • Embellishments: Pearls, Silver brads, Pink Seam Binding Ribbon, Pink Sorbet Twine (The twinery)
  • Accessories: Fleur de Lis Square Dies, Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sewing machine, Cricut & George Basic Shapes Cartridge [to create tag], Copic markers, Pop dots.

Leave comments along our hop today to enter to win one of Melanie's coordinating floral sets of your choice. The more comments you leave the more chances to win! Melanie will draw a name randomly from one blog and post the winner tomorrow morning.  She is also giving away her Crazy Daisy digital patterned paper FREE if you link Gina's video or her post, please see Melanie's blog for details! Good Luck!

Hope you're finding some great inspiration and wonderful designs to get your creativity jump-started!  You can find the newest stamp sets and lots of wonderful accessories in Gina's Store.  And then join us on Stamp TV for the challenges and surprises and crafty videos galore!!!

Now, go to Jennie's blog, to continue the hop!

Have fun hopping!
Thanks for stopping by.

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Monday, February 6

Love Frame

Hello my friends!! Hope you are enjoying your day. Today I want to invite you join us at Love my Tapes Blog and play our new Challenge, this month it is an Inspiration Photo Challenge.

And this is what I created:

I used the colors and flowers as my inspiration. I got this LOVE frame at my local scrapbook store. I covered it with Pink/White Polka Dot Fabric Sheet, then I ink all edges. I added some Pink Lace Ribbon around the heart and a couple of white crocheted flowers.
This is a picture of my husband and I after our wedding in Peru :)

TIP: Sometimes it's really hard to cover the little borders, so what I did is I cut strips of fabric sheet, about 1/4" and then carefully put it around the edges. If you click on the pictures, you can see it.

Hope you like it and play along with us.
Have a great day!!

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Friday, February 3

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day 3: Fresh Start

Hello my friends! Welcome to Day 3 of Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop. Today the inspiration comes from Fresh Start Set, this set is our "Free with 3" this month and this is what I came up with.

  • Make card base from White Cardstock.
  • Stamp image in Tea Dye Distress  Ink.
  • Stamp an extra bird image in Tea Dye Distress and  the nest in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Cut them out and adhere them to image with Mini Pop Dots.
  • Cut a panel from Kraft CS. Punch opposite sides and emboss it with Distressed Stripes Embossing folder.
  • Create a window with Oval Nestabilities.
  • Stamp sentiment in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
  • Add Naiheads.
  • Add Fabric flower, add a rhinestone and jute twine.

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 a winner from all the comments who will win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual precut images!

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Thursday, February 2

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps February Release!

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps February New Release Blog Hop!  This month's release is so exciting  - it was even released a week early as a surprise! Get your warm beverage and tasty snack, and get ready for some amazing inspiration from the Design Divas!

I have a couple of cards to show you today.

To God be the Glory: The images of this card are from "Morning Glory" Set. Beautiful image and fantastic sayings in this set. I used the sketch from SCS. I stamped extra flowers, cut them out and added them to give more dimension. The border on the front is one of the new heart bordes from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I added a lot of stitches.

YOU: Dina has created a fantastic set and I know you are going to love it! For this card I used almost the same colors as in the first card. Love all the lace and ribbon :) The hearts die are  also from SNSS.

Hope I inspired you with these projects.

Be sure to make plans to join us for our new release party tonight; the fun takes place over in our member company forums on Splitcoaststampers.  We'll have great fellowship with crafty friends, challenges, and a prize drawing!  The excitement starts at 8:00 PM EST.

Now, take a look at what the other Design Divas have created to show off this amazing batch of February stamps:

Giovana Smith -->It's me
Wendy Jordan (our February guest)

Don't forget, the entire February release is available in the store right now; you can order the stamps individually or at a discounted bundle price!  Head over to get yours today!

Have fun hopping and see you tonight at the party.

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Wednesday, February 1

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1: Stately Flowers 3 & Mehndi Wishes

Hello my friends! Welcome to Day 1 of Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop. Today, we have 2 fantastic sets for you to enjoy and give you some ideas until you get yours :)
  • Stately Flowers 3: Illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger
  • Mehndi Wishes: Illustrated by  Rupa Shevde
Stately Flowers 3: Melanie has done it again! Her set is fantastic. For my card I tried the the Center Step Card Technique. It is very easy and a lot of fun.

  • Create your Center Step Card from White Cardstock.
  • Mat Innocent Pink CS and Patterned Paper from Butterfly Garden Collection (Pink Paislee). Add stitches and adhere them to the different panels.
  • Stamp image (twice) on White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color it with Copic Markers. Cut out the second image, cut over the lines of the petals and bend it a little bit. Add layer image to main image.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Circle Nestabilities.
  • Mat image with a Scallop Circle Die piece from Innocent Pink CS.
  • Add image to card with Large Pop Dots.
  • Add pearls and Dark Pink Lace Ribbon Tape.

Mehndi Wishes: I have to confess I did a little bit of homework with this set. I searched online to find out what Mehndi means and I found so many beautiful images. After that little lesson, I decided to create this card. Lots and lots of White Liquid Pearls :)

  • Make a card base from Black Onyx CS. 5" square.
  • Cut a square piece of Red Hot CS. Cut it diagonally, and cut that piece in half.
  • Repeat the same with Patterned Paper from True Love Collection (Echo Park Paper).
  • Mat CS and PP and adhere pieces to card base. Add White Liquid Pearls in every side. Set aside to dry.
  • Stamp image on White CS in Red Barn Distress Ink. Stamp sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil piece with Oval Nestabilities.
  • Die-cut and emboss a piece of Beaded Oval Nestabilities in Ivory CS.
  • Mat pieces together with Large Pop Dots.
  • Add Mini gold nail heads to beaded piece.
  • Make a bow with Red Organdy Ribbon. Adhere to card with Glue dots.

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 a winner from all the comments who will win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual pre-cut images!

Hope you like my cards!
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by.