Sunday, October 31, 2010

Snippet 6

This final snippet is a preview of a set that coordinates with the new Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die set! Wait until you see all the stamping goodness in this set!
At 10:00 PM on Monday night, the previews will begin!
Gina K.

Snippet 5

Whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah, or any holiday card, you'll be able to light up everyone's season with this month's "One free with 3" stamp set!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Snippet 4

This new set is SNOW much fun! And it's the perfect stamp set to use all winter long!
More to come~
Gina K.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Snippet 3

You will love the new StampTV kit! This one even has a 6 X 6 patterned paper pack that coordinates perfectly with the card stock, ribbon and brads! There's a winter wonderland inside this kit!

Snippet 2

It doesn't matter what time of the year it is, this set of borders will be one you reach for all year long!

More to come~
Gina K.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Snippet 1

I'm so excited about this release! Imagine the cards and gifts you can make when you pair up this set with the new Spellbinders Mittens dies!

More to come!

Gina K.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


We're having the nicest Autumn here in Wisconsin. Last night, my daughter went to the mall with her friends and she wore shorts and a T-shirt. I know this weather won't last forever but I sure am enjoying every minute of it!

I was playing around with some quilt fabric and I made this pumpkin using the stamps from the Autumn Splendor StampTV and some of the Spellbinders Leaves dies.

It's very easy to make. All I did was cut a flat quarter into a circle. Then, I added a huge ball of stuffing in the center. Then, I grabbed two opposite sides and put in one stitch. I grabbed the other two opposite sides and put in one stitch. Then, I tucked everything else in. I wrapped it with twine to created the segments and decorated the top with die cut leaves and a tag.

I hope you are having a wonderful Autumn where you are too!


Gina K.

Friday, October 22, 2010

thanks so much

Many members of our team have created some very special thank you cards in a special blog hop to thank the wonderful members of StampTV who served as challenge hostesses.

Today, we honor and thank:
Linda Payne
Melissa Shultz
Giovana Smith
Carla Suto &
Brenda Turner

We thank you ladies from the bottom of our hearts for all of the wonderful inspiration you have provided all of us at StampTV and Gina K. Designs.

To begin the thank you hop, start here in the StampTV forum- Thank you Blog Hop

Then, stop by the Freebie Tab at StampTV and download a copy of a book, put together by Jessica Fick featuring all of the challenges that these wonderful designers have provided over the months.

Enjoy, from all of us at StampTV!
Gina K.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


This month, I challenged the design team to create a project using their favorite backgroud technique from an episode of StampTV.

One of my new favorites is Distressed Stripes. I love this technique because it creates somewhat of a pattern but it's not too busy. It's great when you need a masculine background or, when you just need a simple backdrop for any kind of card project.

Here is my card from the StampTV episode that was featured a couple of weeks ago.

And here is the episode if you'd like to learn to how to do this technique:
Distressed Stripes

Now, it's time to hop through the design team's blogs and see their favorite background techniques and the beautiful projects they've created!

I hope you enjoy this month's inspiration!

Have a great evening~


Gina K.

Monday, October 11, 2010

starting over.

Sometimes you just need a fresh start.

Not because anything is really wrong. But you just need something new. I decided to move my blog here to blogger for a variety of reasons. I like how easy blogger is to use. And I like the look. It's easy to change. And change is good!

Please subscribe here to my new blog so you can stay up to date on everything from new products to coupon specials to what's going on behind the scenes.

New colors
We've changed the colors of our website and it just makes me happy. Who mixes orange and blue? Me. And I love it!

Pre-cut stamps.
We love them. Tom is busy working on many of our past sets so we will be adding more sets into the pre-cut department. We will keep you posted. Last I saw, both the new Autumn Splendor StampTV kit and the Lovely Labels 1 stamp set is now being packaged pre-cut.

My eye
It's doing well. My cough is almost gone which makes me happy because no coughing means less pressure and faster healing. I really feel blessed that it wasn't WAY worse and my field of vision wasn't disturbed. Even if it never gets any better than this, I can live with this. But I think I would die if I couldn't see to stamp anymore or if I couldn't see my beautiful girls grow up, swim, play lacrosse, ugh. I can't even think about it. I'm Very blessed.

And thanks to all of you. You have all been so kind and supportive. And very patient. I appreciate every single one of your comments on StampTV, Facebook, my blog and all of your emails and messages. And mostly your prayers. I know they helped big time!

I am exicted to get back to work on StampTV and in my stamp studio. :)

So bring it on! I'm ready!
Gina K.