Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sneak Peeks Day 2

Today, we have three more exciting sneak peeks for you!

This month, Carolyn King has created a part two to her extremely popular Stamp it BIG! stamp set. Stamp it Big 2 adds to your collection of LARGE greetings and gives you some trendy arrows, brackets, shapes and more to complete cards, scrapbook pages and Project Life journaling cards in grand style!

To see a project featuring Stamp it BIG! 2, visit Carolyn's Blog here: Carolyn's Blog

And speaking of BIG... this month, the talented Becky Oehlers has designed a stamp set with the BOLDEST BLOOMS you've ever seen! The gorgeous flowers in the new Bold Blooms stamp set are perfect for create a blossoming background on large 12 X 12 scrapbook pages or to grace your card fronts with with big, beautiful floral style. Whether you love to stamp in color or pull out your markers and pencils, this bouquet of images has is all!

To see a project featuring the Bold Blooms stamp set, visit Becky's blog here: Becky's Blog


And finally today, Tami Mayberry brings us a new set with simple floral style-- perfect for 10 minute cards and more! The new Simple Flowers stamp set contains beautiful flowery shapes that can be punched or die cut with you circle dies or stamped directly onto your card for a clean and simple look. The two borders in this set will add a delicate touch to any card or scrapbook project. This one will is a must have basic for your collection.

To see a project featuring the new Simple Flowers stamp set, visit Tami's blog here: Tami's Blog

Tomorrow, stop by to see the new "One free with 3" and three brand new Darling Divas!

Make it a great day and happy stamping!

Gina K.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sneak Peeks Day 1

This month, we have some amazing new stamp sets coming your way and much, much more!
And today, the sneak peeks begin.

First, Melanie Muenchinger brings you a new basic that will be a must-have for your collection! Pretty Patterns 2 builds on her original pattern set and will allow you to create even more trendy backgrounds and fabulous borders. Mix and match this set with any set in your collection to create the perfect backdrop!

To see a sneak peek project featuring the Pretty Patterns 2 stamp set on Melanie's blog, click here: Melanie's Blog

April showers bring May flowers and this month, Beth Silaika brings you an adorable new set called Weather or Not. This fantastic set contains fun images that will take you through spring and beyond. Whether you use the encouraging greetings from this set, or mix and match other greetings from your collection, you will be able to  "shower" everyone on your card making list with a work of art!

To see a sneak peek project featuring the Weather or Not stamp set on Beth's blog,click here: Beth's Blog

Theresa Momber's stamp sets always make a scene with Gina K. Designs customers and this month is no exception! Sit yourself down on the beach and watch the tide roll in. Take in the view of a beautiful lighthouse and more. Theresa's newest set, By the Sea 2, will bring the beach to you. Perfect for both masculine and feminine cards, this versatile set will take you on the perfect ocean getaway.

To see a sneak peek project featuring the By the Sea 2 stamp set, visit Theresa's blog here: Theresa's Blog

Tomorrow, we have more sneak peeks and stay tuned to see our eight new ink pad colors debuting this Thursday night!

Make it a great day!
Gina K.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Gina K. Designs Teams up with Card Maker Magazine!

Today, I am so excited because the Gina K. Designs team along with the design team from Card Magazine is featuring beautiful projects using the new Spring Parade StampTV Kit!

If you haven't read Card Maker Magazine, you don't know what you're missing! Filled with beautifully inspiring projects, each page contains LARGE photos of cards including supply lists and instructions. You can see all of the up-close detail and learn something new with every issue.

It's so much fun to have this wealth of information dropped in your mailbox. Or, if you have an iPad or other tablet, you can subscribed to their digital edition and take your whole Card Maker library with you wherever you go. They have free projects and more on their website and blog too!

Check out the Card Maker Website here: Card Maker Magazine
And their fabulous blog, here: Card Maker Blog

For today's hop, I made this fun, springy card using lots of stamps from the new Spring Parade Stamp TV kit.

This project features a stamped background mixed with one of the patterned papers from the kit. Mixing and Matching hand stamped patterned paper with printed patterned paper creates lots of texture and dimension to your card projects and creates a beautiful backdrop for your focal image.

To see this week's StampTV video featuring this card, click here: Blossoming Birthday Card

And, hop through the designer's blogs to see all of the beautiful projects featuring the Spring Parade kit by starting here:

Make sure you leave a comment here on my blog because we will be choosing one lucky winner who will receive a $50.00 Gina K. Designs gift certificate! Use it for your own StampTV kit or any of the beautiful stamps, card stock, patterned papers, ink pads, ribbons, buttons and more that we feature in our store. We will announce the winner this Friday and post it in the BIG news Forum at StampTV.com.

Thanks to all the staff at Card Maker magazine for inspiring us and for including us in today's blog hop.

Make it a great day and Happy Stamping!
Gina K.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Pin it to Win it!

Welcome to the Gina K. Designs  "Pin it to Win it" Blog Hop!
Today, the Illustration Team has put together a special hop featuring many of their beautiful stamp sets enhanced by the Gina K. Designs patterned paper! As you visit each blog, "Pin" the project to one of your Pinterest Boards and use the words, "Gina K. Designs" in your description. We will search Pinterest for your pins and choose 3 winners who will each win a fun grab bag of stamps, patterned paper and embellishments.

Don't have a Pinterest account? That's okay! Leave a comment on each blog and we will choose 3 winners from all the comments too! Wanna' do both? You'll double your chances of winning some fun Gina K. Designs stamping goodies! All winners will be chosen on Friday, April 19th and announced in the Big News Forum at StampTV.com.

AND, from now through Tuesday night, Gina K. Designs is running a special sale- 50% off all stamp set duos, including 6 new ones AND 25% off ALL Gina K. Designs 6 X 6 Patterned Paper packs.

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Today, I decided to feature the  Poppy Prints Patterned Paper Pack along with one of the brand new Stamp Set Duos called Million Little Things.

Here is my card project:

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Stamp Set: Million Little Things
Paper Pack- GKD Poppy Prints
Card Stock- GKD White, Red Hot
Spellbinders Circle and Lacy Circle Dies, Copic Markers, 1/4" pop dots, Memento Black Ink, Stardust Pen

I added a little sparkle to the card by coloring along the lines with a Sakura Stardust Pen in Clear Star.

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Ready for more Inspiration?

Start hopping here:

Enjoys today's blog hop and happy stamping!
Gina K.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring Parade StampTV Kit is Released Today!

Good morning everyone!

Today is the day that you can get the new StampTV kit- Spring Parade! (We will have free Silhouette cut files later this evening on StampTV and we will send out an email to let you know when they are available.)

We will also have the first kit video coming a little later this morning. But now, you can go and watch the video that shows you everything that comes in this fabulous new kit by clicking here: StampTV Kit Video

Here is a view of all of the stamp sets in this new kit.
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Ready for more?

Check out what the team has created for you today, and make sure you leave a comment on each of the blogs along the way because on Friday, we will be choosing one lucky blog hopper who will win this whole kit! And don't worry if you purchase it this morning- we will just refund your money if you win!

Start hopping here:

The new Spring Parade StampTV Kit is now available at www.ginakdesigns.com in the What's new category. Enjoy today's hop and happy stamping!

Happy Hopping!
Gina K.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Parade!- The new StampTV Kit

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to our Spring Parade Blog Hop featuring the brand new Spring Parade StampTV Kit.
This kit will be available TOMORROW morning at 8:00 AM at www.ginakdesigns.com.

Before we get started, I wanted to take a moment to let you know that our very our Sean Fetterman suffered a heart attack yesterday and spent the day in ICU. He had a clogged left artery and they were able to put in a stint but he will remain in the hospital for the next few days. You KNOW how much we LOVE Sean and we know how much you do too, so today's blog hop is dedicated to him. We love you so much Sean- please take care of yourself and get well soon!

Also, I know many of you will want to send Sean a card so all cards can be sent here:

Sean Fetterman
c/o Gina K. Designs
4916 Triangle Street
McFarland, WI 53558

We will be boxing up your cards and forwarding them to Sean's home address but for security reasons, we felt that it was better to not post his home address on the internet. Sean LOVES card making and I know he will LOVE every single one of your cards.

Speaking of cards... 

I know how excited all of you will be when you see this one. It's called Spring Parade and it's full of stamp sets, patterned paper, ribbons, brads and our gorgeous Pure Luxury card stock.

The card I made for Sean today features the stamp set, "Shine On!," part of this new kit.

Sean is always such a shining ray of light to all of the members of StampTV so I thought I would send him this little card.

I used the Tomato Soup and White card stock and two of the new patterned papers from the Spring Parade kit. I also added some of the white brads and ribbon from the kit.

I colored the bird with Copic markers and then added a little sparkle to the umbrella and boots using a Sakura Stardust Pen.

I adhered the focal image piece to the card using 1/4" pop dots.

I just love how these colors go together. They are so fresh and on-trend. In fact, these are all colors straight from the Patone Spring Fashion report so not only will your cards be adorable, but fashionable too! :)

I love this greeting because it can be used for so many cards of encouragement.
"In any kind of weather, I'm here for you!"

And adding a little stardust glitter pen to the focal image reflects all the shine and sparkle to brighten someone's day.

Ready for more?

Check out what the team has created for you today, and make sure you leave a comment on each of the blogs along the way because on Friday, we will be choosing one lucky blog hopper who will win this whole kit! And don't worry if you purchase it on Thursday morning- we will just refund your money if you win!

Oh- and Sean is last on our blog hop list today. Of COURSE, he already had his blog hop cards ready for you, but don't forget to send a little love his way when you leave your comment on his blog. :)

Start hopping here:

The new Spring Parade StampTV Kit will be available at 8:00 AM tomorrow morning and we will celebrate with another Spring Parade blog hop and a brand new StampTV video so make sure you stop back!

Happy Hopping!
Gina K.