GINA K DESIGNS –INSPIRATION BLOG HOP – DAY 2

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hello everyone!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K. Designs! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today we are featuring new stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Chris Dayton and the new incentive stamp set.

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!

Noelle Mouse- CLEAR

Purrfect Christmas-  CLEAR

INCENTIVE SET - Free with a $75.00 order


Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Turquoise Sea 
and Black
Tools: Misti
Other: black enamel dots, variety of Nuvo Drops, 
Large and Small Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Sets


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Red Velvet 
and Black
Tools: Misti
Other: enamel dots, copics
Large and Small Circle Foil-Mates Die Sets



GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Incentive Set - Scripty Holiday (free with a $75 order)
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Red Velvet 
and Black
Tools: Misti

If you missed the release party last week here are the cards I showed.


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock 
Other:  variety of enamel dots, Black Nuvo Drops, 
copics



GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White and Black
Tools: Misti
Other:  copics



GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Incentive Set - Scripty Holiday (free with a $75 order)
Snowflakes from Peaceful Holidays - Illustrator Theresa Momber
GKD Embossing Powder - Detailed White
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock -  Red Velvet and Black
Tools: Misti
Other:  Rhinestones

I hope I have inspired you and you are ready to create some Christmas cards or gifts for the holiday!  You want some more inspiration, hop on over to Gina and the Cast and Crew and see what they have created.  



Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again next week for some more inspiration!


GINA K DESIGNS –INSPIRATION BLOG HOP – DAY 1

Monday, October 16, 2017


Hello everyone!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K. Designs! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today we are featuring the stamp sets by Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber.

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!

Fabulous Holiday Labels - Illustrator Melanie Muenchinger


Fabulous Holiday Labels Stamp Set-  CLEAR



Peaceful Holidays- CLEAR


Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx and Red Velvet
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White and Black
Tools:  Fabulous Label Die Set, GKD Gingham 3/8" Fancy Ribbon Black and White, 
Misti




GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Charcoal Brown and Turquoise Sea
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White and Black
Tools: Misti

Did you miss the Release Party last week?  Here are the cards I showed.


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx and Turquoise Sea
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Turquoise Sea 
and Charcoal Brown
Tools:  Fabulous Label Die Set, Misti and Minc


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Fine Detail Embossing Powder- Silver
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White and Metallic Silver Card Stock
Tools: Misti

I hope I have inspired you and you are ready to create some Christmas cards or gifts for the holiday!  You want some more inspiration, hop on over to Gina and the Cast and Crew and see what they have created.  


Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Please come back tomorrow for some more inspiration.

A Blog Named Hero and Lawn Fawn Critters

Monday, October 16, 2017



Hello everyone!

I am back again with A Blog Named Hero and Lawn Fawn!  I love making Halloween and Fall cards, so I am sharing a Halloween card with you today.  If you have not had a chance to join in on the challenge this month, please do....it's all about Critters.

I am using the Lawn Fawn dies and stamps trick or treat border, happy howloween, Spooktacuar, stitched hillside backdrop: portrait, and perfectly plaid chill petite paper pack.  The sentiment at the bottom is  Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday.

My card is an A2 card, I die cut the hillside backdrop with black card stock, I die cut the fence with white card stock and added it to the background and used the perfectly plaid paper pad paper for the background.  I colored all the images with copics and die cut them and added them to the card.  I finished the card off by adding the trick or treat border.


Closer look at the card:

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing my card. Thank you  Lawn Fawn for collaborating with A Blog Named Hero! I really enjoyed working with your products!

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Simon Says Stamp
Ellen Hutson
Hero Arts





Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #73 - Halloween

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hello everyone!

Welcome to another wonderful challenge with Retro Rubber!  The challenge for the next couple of weeks is "Make a Halloween Card".  I love making autumn cards, I love the rich colors of orange, brown, green and purple.  I hope you will play along with us!  To play along with the Retro Rubber Challenges you must use a stamp set that is at least a year old and tell us how old your stamp set is.


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Here is my take on the challenge.  The adorable pumpkins are made by Joy Clair, called Trick or Treat.  The set was  released sometime in October 2015.  This set is adorable it has many elements in the set that you can add to the pumpkins.


Here is how I created my card:

1.  A2 card, 4 1/14 x 5 1/2, the orange layer is 4 x 5 1/4, the white layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8,
2.  I stamped the pumpkin images from the Joy Clair stamp set called Trick or Treat, I masked the images so they could be in a group,
3.  I colored the pumpkins with copics - Y17, Y38 and YR68, the stem is YG67,
4.  I stamped the images on the pumpkins with onyx black versafine ink pad,
5.  I die cut the  "Happy Halloween", I cut it out with black cardstock, but before I did that I added some 1/2 inch score tape to the back of the paper so when I die cut the words it would be ready to stick down on my card.  The words are so thin it would have been hard to add any adhesive to it,
6.  I added some black splatter to the card,
7.  I finished the card off by adding some orange enamel dots.

Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. You have until October 20th to join in on the fun!



Joy Clair Inspiration

Monday, October 9, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair showcasing a couple of the new releases from last month.  My first card is from the set called Noah's Ark which is from the Color by Faith - Bible Journaling collection.  I made a clean and simple card since I do not journal.  This stamps are so versatile, please stop by Joy Clair's blog to get some more inspiration from the design team.  I started out with an A2 card, I die cut the white layer with a rectangle stitched die and then cut out the black layer.  I am using the technique when you stamp off and then stamp the image, I then added the sentiment on top with Versafine Onyx Black ink. 

NOAHS_ARK_image with watermark


My second card is from the Everyday Collection which was also released last month called "Fall Leaves".  I love this set, there are a variety of leaves in different sizes and shapes.  The leaves come with the vein if you want to use it also.  On my card, I am doing a watercolor technique.  I used three or four inks and shushed them into my craft mat and sprayed it with water.  I then took my stamp and stamped it into the water solution and stamped my paper.  I like the way it came out....how about you?  I decided to use a few layers on this card.  I die cut the white sheet with a rectangle stitched die, and then added some twine.  I cut the next layers and adhered them to my card. 




I hope I have given you some inspiration.  If you have not had a chance to join the "anything goes" challenge, please take a minute and join.  Joy Clair will be giving away one $25 gift card to the Joy Clair Store, randomly selected to give everyone a chance to win.

Please follow Joy Clair's facebook pageColor by Faith Bible Journaling facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have  a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!




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