Thursday, February 16, 2017

BIG10 SALE and a BIG10 Story. :)

For many of you who have followed me for years, you already know that my youngest daughter is a competitve swimmer.

She's had quite a ride along the way!

Rina started swimming competitively around six years old but she actually learned to swim at age two.

 Ages 2, 6, 12 and 18. 

She broke a state record at age 12. She was invited to a USA Zone Camp at age 14. When she was a freshman in high school, she was the first high school girl state champion swimmer that McFarland high school had ever had.


She swam at many national meets throughout the years and became pretty fast! In her junior year, she decided she wanted to keep on swimming in college and started looking for the perfect school. She was recruited by four Big10 and other colleges and she ultimately chose the University of Minnesota!


In the fall, she moved into her college dorm and began college training with her new team.


As a college freshman, she has already posted many new lifetime best times! She's very dedicated to the team and we only got to see her for two days over Thanksgiving and three days over Christmas due to her rigorous training schedule. Certainly not long enough to unpack anything!


And now, she is at her very first BIG10 meet as a Baby Gopher. 


Tom and I are fortunate enough to be able to be here and watch the her and her team swim this week and we are really excited! It's been a long time since we got to see her swim or got to see her at all! 

We just want her to have fun and enjoy the experience of the BIG10 meet. (She's already proven herself this year by posting best times and scoring points for her team.) We hope she just relaxes and enjoys the moments. She's certainly worked hard and done everything she was supposed to do. Hopefully she will come away with a great experience and she'll be ready and excited for the next season!
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Just to have some fun,  we are having a BIG 10% off sale at Gina K. Designs! (This sale is in NO way is affiliated with Rina, the swim meet or anything else to do with swimming. This one is all about STAMPING!)


We have lots of items back in stock too including many stamp sets! And we will be adding some more items throughout the week as inventory continues to arrive in our warehouse.

This coupon is NOT valid on orders already placed. This coupon is for new orders only and is subject to the merchandise on hand. If you leave items in your cart and an item sells out, it will get removed from your cart so don't hesitate if there is something you want. We can't give rainchecks on this coupon.

Also, keep in mind that your order must be $75 AFTER the coupon is applied in order to qualify for the incentive set. 

But to use the coupon only requires a minimum purchase of $10.00 so you can just get a little something if that's all you want. :) Use regular checkout and not Paypal express so that you can add the coupon code. You will still be able to choose paypal at the very end.

You can shop now by clicking here: Gina K. Designs Online Store

I hope you enjoyed my little tour down memory lane! And Happy Stamping!

Hugs,
Gina K.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February New Release Blog Hop- Day 2

Hi Everyone!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp release for February by our illustration team. 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 Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan.

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.

Here is a look at Spring Fling by Beth Silaika


And here is the new Springtime Baskets by Claire Brennan


A few of the design team members have a few projects featuring our new incentive set too!
If you haven't seen the incentive yet, it's a beautiful one called Vintage Rose:


I used this set in my release party presentation video HERE


If you haven't watched the video, you can see a full stamp set tour along with how to create this Vintage Tile Background. :)

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 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? Just click on the links below for some great projects by our team:

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

February New Release Blog Hop- Day 1

Hi Everyone!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp release for February by our illustration team. 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.

Here is a look at Fabulous Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger:



And here is the new Framescapes- Simply Spring by Theresa Momber:



Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 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? Just click on the links below for some great projects by our team:

Melanie Muenchinger- Illustrator of Fabulous Flowers
Theresa Momber- Illustrator of Framescapes- Simply Spring

Cathy Tidwell
Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

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

Friday, February 10, 2017

Our new release and so much more!

Hi Everyone!
We have so many fun things happening at StampTV and Gina K. Designs!
Last night we had our release party and the card projects that the design team shared were just amazing! You can check out our featured gallery as more projects will added throughout the weekend. Here is the direct link to that gallery:
And there is still plenty of time to play along with all the contest questions and our release party challenge by visiting our release party forum here: Party Forum
You can watch the Release Party Presentation video for a full product tour and this card project featuring a fun Victorian Tile Background Technique by clicking the photo below:
And finally, you can find our new release in the What's New Category at Gina K. Designs by clicking here:
Today, we have a new video by Theresa Momber! She features her new Framescape- Simply Spring stamp set and shows you how to create this beautiful Springtime Scene! To watch today's video, click the photo below:
Still want more? Check out the StampTV Kit Addicts Group! Karen Hightower is spreading kindness with her "Just a Note" post where she shows you how to make this sweet little note card for someone you care about!
To read more about this project and for step-by-step instructions, click the photo below:
I hope you enjoy all of today's inspiration including our new release products! 
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Stamping!
Hugs,
Gina K.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Our new Incentive Set- the fun starts at 7:00 PM tonight!

Hi Everyone,

Here is the final sneak peek for our new release that's coming tonight at 7:00 PM Central time! It's our new incentive stamp set called Vintage Rose. 



This set will be yours free with any $75 purchase and I will be featuring it tonight in my release party presentation video! 

The fun starts at www.stamptv.com at 7:00 Central! 
Hope to see you there!

Hugs,
Gina K.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sneak Peeks 3 & 4!

Hi Everyone!
Today I want to share TWO sneak peeks with you!
First, Theresa Momber has done it again! If you loved her Framescape- Winter Trees, you are going to flip for her Framescape- Simply Spring! You'll want to get your order in early for this one! 

And wait until you see this new set by Claire Brennan! I am in love with this set, especially this greeting. This set is perfect for Easter but I promise, it will take you way beyond that! 


Tomorrow, I will show you the brand new incentive set and then tomorrow night, we party at www.stamptv.com!
Make it a wonderful day and Happy Stamping!

Hugs,
Gina K.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sneak Peek Day 2, and new video and more!

Hi Everyone!
Today we have our second sneak peek for our new release coming this Thursday night at 7:00 PM Central time at www.ginakdesigns.com!
This peek is from a new stamp set by Melanie Muenchinger! This set is filled with fabulous flowers in both solid and sketchy styles for 2-step stamping, black magic, solid stamping, coloring and all kinds of wonderful techniques in between. With a variety of solid and sketchy vases and greetings, this set will allow you to create little bouquets for all occasions! 
And Melanie has posted an introduction video for you so you can see a little bit of this huge set in action! Check out this beautiful single layer card which features a mix of bold and line art floral elements and an array of fun little vases!
To watch today's video, click the photo below:
And then, head over to our Challenge Forum for Karen's Hightower's latest StampTV Weekly Challenge! This week, Karen challenges you to "Show some Love!" She made these beautiful little treat boxes for her grandchildren and she would love to see what you would make for someone you love! It can be 3-D or a card! So come on over and play along!
To see this week's StampTV challenge, click the banner below:
Enjoy today's inspiration and stay tuned for another sneak peek tomorrow! :)
Hugs,
Gina K.