Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gina K. Designs DT Hop......"Preserving" Memories!!!

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Preserving memories has a LOT of meanings....doesn't it???  From beautiful scrapbook pages....to gorgeous frames....to.....ummmm.......altered preserve cans???????

Well....you should have come from the UBER talented Tami Mayberry's Blog......



Yep.....that's my take on this theme!!!  LOL  I used some various fun canning jars and I've got a candle, candy jar and a little decorative 4x4 gift card for a little Hostess Thank You set!!  I think it's special to give a little thank you and home-made is always best!!  Often I include actual preserves I've made too, but I haven't made any this year yet! LOL  I used Tami's All Occasion Tags and Theresa's Heartfelt.  The Pure Luxury Cardstock colors of Sweet Mango and Cranberry Tart are perfect for Autum!  The Memento Tangelo, Rich Cocoa and Rhubarb Stalk match beautifully.  I found some little wooden tag embellies and stamped on them and added them on with Baker's Twine.  And then I sure do LOVE my Spellbinder's Nesties and used the Fleur de Lis Squares.  Then fill with whatever treats you want!!!

Now hop on over the fabulous Giovana Smith's Blog for more wonderful eye candy!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Monday, September 26, 2011

Touch Twin Color Challenge ~ Winter Girl Blues!!



YES!!!  I'm sooo happy winter is almost here!!  Well, almost here for my mountain anyway!  ;)  And so how could I resist a cute winter image for this latest Touch Twin Markers Blog Color Challenge.....



So far I only have the Touch Twin Set A.....oh yes....I'll be adding to that collection!!!  LOL  So these were the closest colors I had to match.  And this cutie is My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Merry Kissmas.  I used Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury cardstock in White and Tan Leather and Basic Grey Nordic Holiday dp.  I found some fun snowflakes (yes, I actually have a box entirely for winter bling!! LOL) and then used Stickles on these little guys too!!  Yep...sparkly and fun....just what winter is!!!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day #3...........My True Love and Cool Beans!!!!

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Gina has designed SUCH a cuuuute little set.....yep, in time for some holiday fun!!!!  This new set is called My True Love Gave To Me.....


I thought a little gift card set would be fun with this set.


I love the festive Pure Luxury Lipstick Red and Fresh Asparagus!  I thought these would be a nice little thank you set to give as a gift.....very simple with just a touch of coloring and twine!

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This month's Free with Three is a yummy coffee set called Cool Beans...


Mmmmm.....this smells so good with the coffee aroma!  I thought this would make a cute little hostess gift or any kind of little thinking of you.


I stamped the images in StazOn Jet Black and then heat set them.  That way I can still use my Copics to color.  I still was careful around the very edges, but didn't have any issues with bleeding.  This is sitting on my stamp table and smells so good!!  This will be heading to a friend soon!  ;)

The design team has created a fabulous blog hop for you and as you hop along, make sure you leave comments along the way because we are going to choose two lucky winners who will each win a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day #2..........Celebrate The Season and Home Is!!!



YES!!!!!  Summer is over....our weather is cool and my thoughts turn to snowmen!!  LOL  So how could I resist the cute snowman in Theresa's new set, Celebrate The Season....



 Stamps: Gina K - Celebrate The Season
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Smoky Slate, Lipstick Red
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
Accessories: Versamark, Sticky Stuff, Glitter, Twine

I do love my glitter! LOL  I used one of my favorite techniques!  After stamping my snowmen and coloring them, then I take the Versamark pad and make sure to "ink up" the entire panel evenly.  Then sprinkle some glue embossing powder, Gina carries the Judikins Sticky Stuff.  Make sure the entire panel is covered and then tamp off the excess.  Use your embossing tool to heat it up until it's shiny and sticky.  Then sprinkle the loose glitter over the entire panel, making sure to cover it completely before tamping off all the excess.  Voila!  That's it!! It's such a fun look!!  And yes...a bit messy!  Good thing my hubby doesn't mind a glittery hug!!!  LOL  Just a bit of silver twine and then the 2 colors to match my snowmen, Pure Luxury Lipstick Red and Smoky Slate.  Give this technique a try and see how fun it is!!

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Next up is the cuuuute and whimsical set by Tami called Home Is....



 Stamps: Gina K - Home Is
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Sweet Corn, Jillibean Soup, MME
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Twine, Pearls

I decided to do some fun paper-piecing with this set....I love paper-piecing....but I tried something new in paper-piecing my entire card and creating a scene with dp!!!  I used the cute Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard and My Minds Eye Fly A Kite.  Pure Luxury White and Sweet Corn were great for tying all the colors together.  Of course I had to put some Chocolate Pearls in the flower centers for that touch of bling!!

The design team has created a fabulous blog hop for you and as you hop along, make sure you leave comments along the way because we are going to choose two lucky winners who will each win a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!


~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day #1.........Holiday Basket and Under The Weather!!!

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It's September!!!!  Yes...that means already time to get crafty with some Christmas ideas!!!!  Melanie's new stamp set, Holiday Baskets, complements many of her other sets.



Stamps: Holiday Baskets
Paper: Pure Luxury Lipstick Red, White; Basic Grey Jovial
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
Accessories: Swiss Dots EF, Pearls, Stickles, Spellbinders Blossom 1 Nesties

This card is just a simple 4x4 gift card with a Spellbinders Blossom 1 Nestie window.  The poinsettias and the dp do all the work!!  LOL  I just colored the poinsettias with Copics and then used some of my favorite Basic Grey Jovial dp!!  Pure Luxury Lipstick Red matches the dp perfectly!  I used the next size smaller Nestie for the sentiment inside so that the dp would also show up when the card is closed.

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Now what better way to cheer someone up than with this little bear from Rupa's new set, Under The Weather.



Stamps: Under The Weather
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Chocolate; Kaisercraft Hunt & Gather dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
Accessories: Pearls, Ribbon

I thought I'd make a get well card for a little boy since I rarely have those on hand.  I used some pearls for his little eyes and colored him so he'd look a bit more like a well-loved teddy bear! ;)  I hope it brings a little guy a smile!!!

The design team has created a fabulous blog hop for you and as you hop along, make sure you leave comments along the way because we are going to choose two lucky winners who will each win a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!




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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gina K. September Release Sneak Peek and Party Invite!!!

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YES!!!  It's that time again!!!  Another FAB, FAB, FABBY Gina K. Designs Release!!!!

You should have come here from the sweet and talented Jennie's Blog............

Now here's just a little peek of a card I'll be sharing tonite at the party............do you see some of my favorite messy stuff?? LOL


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Snowmen and glitter are on my Top Ten favorite things!!!!  WooHoo!!!  So of course they HAVE to be combined!!!  LOL

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Make sure you come party and chat with us here in the Stamp TV Release Party Forum at 7 p.m. Central!!!!  We'll have challenges, contest questions, stamp reveals, DT samples and, of course, lots of super fun chatting!!!!

Now hop onto the amazing Melanie's Blog for more fabulous peeks!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Fall Fun Blog Hop!!!!


Howdy!!!!  Welcome to the Fall Fun Blog Hop! A group of online buddies decided the holiday weekend in the US would be a GREAT time to get inky together, and so we've put together a fall themed blog hop to inspire you as the autumn approaches. As you meet our stampy bloggers today, you may discover that some have goodies for you, so be sure and visit everyone on the list. We have hoppers from all over the globe today, and they are amazing artists.


Thanks for visiting us - grab yourself a nice fall beverage and enjoy!

Smiley from millan.net


 Stamps: With Gratitude
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Wild Dandelion; BG dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
Accessories: Rhinestones, Ribbon, Houndstooth CB Folder

I sooooo love Copic coloring!!!  I have a lot to learn still...but I enjoy coloring flowers so much!!  These coneflowers are from a special stamp set by Flourishes.  Warm colors and gingham just shout out Fall to me!!  So many Autumn designs and colors.....I hope you're enjoying this special Hop!!!

You're next stop on this Fall Fun Hop is the ever talented and sweet Sara's Blog!!!


Here is the full list of our blog hoppers today:



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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gina K. Designs Back To School Sale!!!!

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It's a special Back To School sale at Gina K. Designs!!!!


We have created three Incentive stamp sets and you can choose one with any order of $35.00 or more.


This offer CAN be combined with our One free with three offer and our One free with 6 offer. This is just an extra little thank you gift to let you know how much we appreciate your loyalty to Gina K. Designs and StampTV.

You can click on the flyer below to read all the details so you know how to get your free set.
Limit one per order but you can place multiple orders of $35.00 or more to collect them all.
Offer ends Monday, September 5th at 11:59 PM Central Time.



I used the lovely Merry & Bright..............


Stamps: Merry and Bright
Paper: Gina K. Pure Luxury White, Turquoise Sea
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Stickles, Pearls, Ribbon, Swiss Dots CB Folder


Make sure to head over to Stamp TV to see a list of all those participating in today's hop!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Friday, September 2, 2011

Gina K. Designs Back To School Sale!!!

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It's a special Back To School sale at Gina K. Designs!!!!


We have created three Incentive stamp sets and you can choose one with any order of $35.00 or more.


This offer CAN be combined with our One free with three offer and our One free with 6 offer. This is just an extra little thank you gift to let you know how much we appreciate your loyalty to Gina K. Designs and StampTV.

You can click on the flyer below to read all the details so you know how to get your free set.
Limit one per order but you can place multiple orders of $35.00 or more to collect them all.
Offer ends Monday, September 5th at 11:59 PM Central Time.


 I used the elegant Thankful For You set.............


Stamps: Thankful For You
Paper: Gina K. Pure Luxury White, Key Lime, Wild Dandelion
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
Accessories: Ribbon, Rhinestones

Make sure to head over to Stamp TV to see a list of all those participating in today's hop!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~