Thursday, August 27, 2015

First look at the new autumn patterned paper!

Hi Everyone!

I love autumn colors and this paper pack is a really pretty mix!

Introducing the new Autumn Wishes patterned paper pack. This one is part of the new kit and will also be available a la carte.


The color palette is Fresh Asparagus, Cranberry Tart, Honey Mustard, Prickly Pear and even a little touch of Christmas Pine!

Here are some of our other fall paper packs to give you and idea of the different choices for fall.





And of course, Halloween!



Tomorrow, I will have more peeks, so stay tuned!

Make it a great day and Happy Stamping!
Hugs,
Gina


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Another sneak peek and a slight change in plans...

Hi Everyone!

Today, I have another sneak peek of the new StampTV Kit and a sob story to share. (Not really the end of the world but, you know...)

First, the fun part! Can you stand the cuteness? Here is another little friend of the "Friends 'til the End" stamp set from the new Autumn Wishes StampTV Kit!


Autumn is a great time to catch up with friends and just look how happy he is? And see that cute little swirly thing? Well that is a separate stamp that can be used for a lot of effects in this particular stamp set! I can't wait to show you more!

Slight Delay

Our release date has changed. Instead of this Thursday night, it's going to be next Tuesday night instead. 

You know, I was really on top of things this time. I have over 1000 patterned paper packs ready to go, card stock is sorted, new incentives waiting in the wings and then poof! 

I knew there was a problem when the postman arrived yesterday holding nothing but junk mail. The dies were out for delivery. But then, the dreaded status changed. 

The dies that we ordered were returned to sender. Why? A small typo in the address. SO, we have to wait for them to travel back across the country and then back to Milwaukee so we can pack up all of those kits. 

I tried everything to intercept them to no avail. But you know what? Mistakes happen. And there are so many worse things in life. And when you see this kit, I promise, it will be well worth the couple of days of waiting! :) (Can you tell I really love this one?)

So, we will just keep doing sneak peeks and having fun and then on Tuesday night, we will party like it's 1999! 

Make is a great day and happy stamping!
Hugs,
Gina K.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New StampTV Kit Sneak Peeks and a Huge Welcome!

Hi Everyone,

We are all so excited behind the scenes at Gina K. Designs and StampTV because we are getting ready for our fall StampTV kit release! I bet a lot of you are just like me and excited for crisp air, apple picking and some fun autumn stamping!

Here is a sneak peek of our new Autumn Wishes StampTV Kit!

There are two stamp sets in this kit. The first one is called Friends 'til the End. It's filled with cute critters, whimsical foliage and adorable greetings to make cards for lots of different occasions.


The second set is an elegant array of autumn leaves, trees and flowers to create beautiful cards featuring lots of cool techniques!



Team news

We've had a couple of changes to the Cast and Crew! First, Lee Murphy has stepped down from the Gina K. Designs team. We want to thank Lee for all she has done for Gina K. Designs and StampTV and we wish nothing but the best! We will sure miss her talent, smile and pink glittery personality! 

We would like to welcome our very own Sean Fetterman as he steps up to the Design Team Coordinator position!


Congratulations Seannie! We have already seen you begin to work your magic behind the scenes and we are thrilled to have you lead the pack!

And we also would like to welcome two new members to the Cast and Crew.

First, you all know her and love her! She's been a guest designer for Gina K. Designs. She's got amazing stamping skills and is a Silhouette Diva too!

Welcome to the team- Allie Gower!


And, you will recognize this talented lady as Beau Monde on social media. She takes my breath away with her coloring and card making skills! And she makes fabulous YouTube videos too! 

Welcome to the team- Payel Ray!


Over the next couple of weeks, I will be updating our team bios and you can read more about these wonderful designers who will inspire you with their projects featuring Gina K. Designs stamps, kits and supplies.

Stop back tomorrow for another sneak peek! Make it a great day and Happy Stamping!
Hugs,
Gina K.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Back to School Blog Hop with Gina K. Designs and StampTV!



The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to a special BACK TO SCHOOL blog hop! Today, they will inspire you with many fun cards and projects for your favorite student, their teacher or your friends that are in the teaching profession!

As you hop through the blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win their choice of a Gina K Designs stamp set with a value up to $23.95!

To see if you are the winner, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

There are a number of stamp sets from Gina K Designs that you can use to create a welcome, thank you or back to school. Today, our featured sets are Melanie Muenchinger’s Basket Additions 3 and Beth Silaika’s Keep Calm. There are some great stamps to color and the perfect sentiments for Back to School! 




It’s not too late to make your project or special cards because students and teachers will be back in the classroom soon, but also need encouragement all semester long! If you do not have these sets in your Gina K Designs stamp collection, visit the Gina K Designs store at 
http://shop.ginakdesigns.com

Ready for some awesome creations?! 

Just click on the links below for more from the Cast & Crew!


Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Gina 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Release Blog Hop- Day 2

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! The Cast and Crew, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Today, we are showcasing the new stamp set called The Wetlands by Theresa Momber.


You can make beautiful scenes with this set and you can mix and match with other sets in Theresa's scene making collection to expand your options. This set also makes fabulous masculine card projects! To watch Theresa's newest video featuring The Wetlands, click here- Embossed Cattails Card

Ready for some awesome creations by the team?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Theresa Momber – Illustrator for The Wetlands stamp set - http://craftingtheweb.blogspot.com/ 
Beth Silaika - http://silaika.blogspot.com/ 
Cathy “Cat” Tidwell - http://catdidit.blogspot.com/ 
Karen Hightower - http://www.karenscreativemess.blogspot.com/ 
Laurie Schmidlin - http://justgivemestamps.typepad.com/ 
Lee Murphy - http://luvleestamper.blogspot.com/ 
Melanie Muenchinger - http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/ 
Sean Fetterman - http://fettermandesigns.blogspot.com/ 
Tricia Traxler - http://simplystamping.blogspot.com/

Don't forget to stop by the Gina K Designs store in the "What's New" section to check out all of the new products from the release:http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/main.sc


 Enjoy today's inspiration and Happy Stamping!
Hugs,
Gina K.

Monday, June 29, 2015

New Release Blog Hop- Day 1

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! The Cast and Crew, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Today, we are showcasing the new Triple Play Fillers stamp set by Melanie Muenchinger!


This set coordinates with Melanie's best selling Triple Play Frame! Wait until you see how she uses this set in today StampTV video! Click here to watch today's video- Bows, Borders and Pins

Ready for some awesome creations by the team?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!


Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator of Triple Play Fillers stamp set - http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/

Don't forget to stop by the Gina K Designs store in the "What's New" section to check out all of the new products from the release: http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/main.sc


 Enjoy today's inspiration and Happy Stamping!
Hugs,
Gina K.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Personal Note from Gina K.- my trip to the ER. Warning- a little graphic.

Hi Friends!

I hope you are all surviving the end of the school year and enjoying the start of summer! I don't have a new video this week and I apologize for that. It's been quite the week.

For those of you who only like messages from me regarding stamping, now is the time to hit the delete button and go on about your day. :)

So, my Mom has come to live with me for a couple of weeks while my sister is away. Although I love my Mom, it does change the dynamic of my work schedule and leaves me little time to get done my usual nine million tasks each day that make StampTV and Gina K. Designs happen! 

Yesterday, my Mom wanted to see my daughter's apartment. Of course, I should have been filming StampTV however, it's my Mom. So I figured that I would go to the studio in the evening instead and just work late once everyone else was home to be there with her.

That didn't quite work out the way I had planned. After I made dinner, I was cleaning up the kitchen and I felt like my nose was running, I went to grab a tissue and, (graphic language coming...) blood starting flowing out of my head like a spigot. 
Disgusting enough for you? You're welcome.

So, I thought it was just a little nose bleed. I ran up to the bathroom and just did what you do when you have a nosebleed. Except, it didn't work. Nothing worked. In fact, I was starting to feel dizzy. So I yelled for Tom and he swept me up and rushed me to the ER.

Unflattering photo warning:

Don't you LOVE my hair? 

If you ever want to get into the ER ahead of every other person, bleed a lot. In fact, wear a shirt that makes you look like you've been shot. I'm telling you. They hate that! They will do anything to make it stop! Thank God.

So, I the final diagnosis was a capillary cluster rupture that was taken care of by the clamp and an Afrin Nasal Spray soaked cotton ball in that gorgeous photo above.

I was lucky. If it had been a posterior bleed, (way in the back on my nose,) it would have been much worse.

So. I came home and went to bed. No card. No video. No sneezing allowed.
I dreamed about it all night. That was especially nice!

I decided to give myself a break. With close to 700 videos at StampTV, I know there are plenty of fun things to watch and I also know how loving and understanding our community is. So, I will be back next week with a new video. I just wanted to fill you guys in on my exciting personal life!

Much love to you all!
Hugs,
Gina K.

Much better picture here: