Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Preview Day 2

ETA: This contest is now closed.

The winners of The Giving Tree are:
Cheri Weston
I love your nesting card, Emily. The blue with the dark brown is lovely. Your “Giving Tree” card is another stunningly gorgeous card. How perfect is that paper????

Lisa Tatem said...
Sweet idea with the heart leaves! <3>

And the winners of Nesting are:

Susan White said...
Simply Beautiful.

Crafty Math Chick said...
A lovely collection of cards Val - I like the masculine theme many of them possess, I always have more trouble making masculine cards.

Congratulations to the winners!
Please send your name, shipping address and the name of the stamp set you won to info@ginakdesigns.com. We'll get them right out.

Try today's contest during preview day 3! Good luck to all!


Tonight, the design team has prepared an amazing group of projects featuring two more brand new stamp sets. These sets will get you in touch with nature and offer you endless possibilities in so many of your card making and scrapbooking projects.


The Giving Tree by Theresa Momber and
Nesting by Asela Hopkins

Win some stamps!
Once again, we will be giving away four of these brand new sets to four lucky winners. The way to enter is to leave a comment on each of the design team members blogs. I will randomly choose four winners from ALL of the entries and the more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win! I will post the winners here on this blog post shortly before Preview Day 3.

Enjoy tonight's blog hop by starting here:

Tomorrow night, I will be previewing the final new stamp set, the new One free with 3. It'a one of my moat favorite free sets EVER!

Have a wonderful evening and good luck!
Gina K.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Preview Day 1

ETA: This contest is now closed.
The winners of Mugs & Kisses are:

Catherine Kraft said...
Your mug card is so inviting - makes me want a cup of cocoa! Your second card is wonderful, I love the colors and the background paper you chose works so well together. Blessings,Catherine

Jenny McGee said...
I love your coaster idea. Nice work on the card too. Thanks for sharing.

The winners of Block Greetings are:

Sharon Peele said...
Vicki, where did you find time to do all these cards!! I love them all!! The Block greeting card are very classy!! and the coffee cards are so cute! Wonderful job!!

Sara in WI said...
I'm back to stamping after about a year hiatus. And this looks like the place to start, of course! It is good to be back!

Congratulations to the winners! Please send your name and shipping address along with the name of the stamp set you won to info@ginakdesigns.com.

Another chance to win in the next entry!
Tonight is the first blog hop for our December release! And, it's our first release with our brand new design team too!

The designers have made some beautiful projects for you to enjoy tonight featuring two brand new stamp sets that will be released this Thursday night at 10:00 PM central time.

Tonight, we're introducing:

Block Greetings by Tami Mayberry and
Mugs & Kisses by Melanie Muenchinger.

And, this month, we are giving away more prizes than usual too! We are giving away two of each of these sets being previewed tonight.

Here's how to play along:

Leave a comment on each of the participating designer's blogs and I will randomly choose FOUR winners from ALL of the comments! That means you have lots more chances to win free stamps! I will announce the winners tomorrow night, right here at the top of this entry just before preview day 2. (And you can leave a comment here too because all the comments will count. One comment per blog please.)

So enjoy tonight's hop starting here:

Tomorrow, the team will be showing you what they created using two more fabulous new sets!
And, then, throughout the month, watch StampTV to see the cards I created with these sets as well!

Have a great day!
Gina K.

Snippet #5

Today is the final snippet and this month's free set is one you will use again and again! This is one of my favorite free sets of all time!


Monday night, the previews begin! I hope you will join me here for all of the fun!

Gina K.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Snippets day 2

Wait until you see how many ways you can decorate this tree! There is something for every season!

I am totally in love with this image and all of the images in this upcoming set. If you love nature, this one is a must have!

More to come~
Gina K.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The snippets have begun!

I am SO excited to share the first two snippets of our December release!
You will LOVE how these stamps work with Spellbinders Squares and Scalloped Squares dies! (Or, if you don't have any dies, they are pretty easy to cut out too!)

Nothing beats a hot cuppa' coffee, tea or cocoa!
And this stamp set helps your mug "say" so much!


More tomorrow!
Hugs, Gina K.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thankful for YOU, Black Friday Weekend Sale!

Hello my friends,

If you celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, I hope it was filled with love and happiness.

And now that the holiday shopping season has kicked in, we have a special offer for you. While you're shopping for those stocking stuffers for your stamping friends, we want to give you a little gift too!

Here is our Special Flyer, good throughout the rest of this weekend. (Sorry, not valid on orders already placed.) We hope you enjoy this gift and get some holiday shopping done too! There is no limit to how many orders you can place! Limited one free stamp set per order.

To see the Special Larger. click here:
Thankful for you Sale Thanksgiving.pdf

I am SO thankful for you!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Gina K.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Spellbinders Holiday Hop Winners

It was so exciting to have been part of the fabulous team of designers who created projects for the Spellbinders Holiday Blog hop! And I wanted to thank you guys so much for participating by leaving such positive comments here on my blog and on the rest of the designer's blogs too!

Spellbinders announced the winners so I thought I would share them here with you.

Congratulations to these two paper crafters. Here are their responses when they found out they won:

Carole from Hanover, MD says…

"Oh my. This sort of thing doesn't happen to me. I am in
utter shock. I don't even know how to thank Spellbinders and all of the amazing companies and bloggers who came together this weekend. "Thank you" doesn't seem adequate. I want to shout from the mountaintops, and even that wouldn't be enough. You've made me cry today. My heart still feels like it will explode from sheer joy. I can hardly wait to try the techniques I learned while hopping – and now I can! I'll have the tools to do it! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! "

Debra from Logansport, IN says…

"I am so thrilled and honored to win this prize! Spellbinders are an awesome product and they turn any card-making or scrapbooking project into a work of art. I've used Spellbinders for a long time and still reach for them every time I make something. I'd like to thank Spellbinders and their Cross Promotional Partners for their generous prize. "

Congratulations ladies! Enjoy your prizes. Your Gina K. Designs stamps will be shipped out next week.

Have a wonderful holiday to all of you, my faithful friends/blog readers.

I am truly thankful for you.

Hugs, Gina K.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Winter Wonderland in 3-D

Good morning! It looks like StampTV is having a few issues when it comes to embedding video this morning. (It's actually a problem with ning but should be fixed soon.)

In the meantime, I thought I would post today's episode here so you can comment or ask questions if you would like to.

Here is this week's StampTV episode called Creating a 3-D focal image.

And here is the rest of the information:

Ocean Mist card base- 4 1/4" X 11", scored at 5 1/2" and folded in half
White panel- 5 1/8" X 3 7/8"
Patterned paper panel- 5" X 3 3/4"
Scraps of White, Ocean Mist and patterned papers for focal image and greeting

Stamps- Winter Wonderland
Card stock- White, Ocean Mist by GKD
Patterned Paper- Winter Wonderland kit
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black
Brads- StampTV kit
Jute Twine (extra- not in kit.)
Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Folder
Paper piercer
Nestabilities Petite Ovals Dies in Small and Large

I will be back a little later with the Spellbinders winner information from their HUGE blog hop contest!

Have a great morning!
Gina K.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Holiday Hoppin’ Blog Hop

Welcome to the first day of the Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Holiday Hoppin’ Blog Hop! Spellbinders, along with Gina K Designs are showcasing their newest products just in time for your Holiday crafting and gift giving. Lots of creative ideas are in store, as well as prizes galore! Each participating company has generously donated towards the prize package listed on the Spellbinders Blog. A total of two identical prize packages, one for each day, November 18 and 19 will be given away! To enter, just leave a comment on a participating blog! Comments in the first 48 hours of the post are eligible. One commenter each day will be randomly selected as the winner. Winners will be announced on November 22, on the Spellbinders Blog!


Be sure to see all of tomorrow’s Holiday Hoppin’ blogs for inspiring projects and another chance to win!

Visit all of today’s Holiday Hoppin’ blogs:

Latisha Yoast
Judy Hayes
Kazan Clark
Ashley Cannon Newell
Holly Simoni
Debbie Olson
Heidi Blankenship
Sherry Cheever
Linda Duke
Laurie Schmidlin
Cheryl Marie Walker
Jill Jacobsen
Jennifer Priest
Christina Klauer
Jodi Sanford
Leslie Miller
Mimi Leinbach
Robyn O'Crowley
Sharon Harnist
Liz Hicks
Sarah Hamer
Christie Bryant
Wendy Sue Anderson
Anary Baumgarth
Jenifer Dove
Gina Krupsky *You are here! :)

Today I am using Spellbinders S4-290 Labels Fourteen die template and the coordinating Gina K. Designs stamp set called Labeled with Love.


I stamped one of the labels stamps from the stamp set onto some Basic Grey Jovial paper and paper pieced the frame. Then, I added a greeting from the same set. This set contains many different greetings for all occasions and will help you create all kinds of beautiful card projects.


Then, I added one of the Spellbinders Fancy Tags as a small accent and layered some Sateen Flowers to create a festive holiday feel.

These dies are also available along with many other Spellbinders products
here in our online store.

Ready to win a HUGE Spellbinders Prize along with lots of great stamps including the new Gina K. Designs stamp sets by Nina Brackett called Heirloom Ornament and Winter Mittens?

Simply leave a comment on my blog to be eligible to win the
Spellbinders Holiday Hoppin’ Prize Package. One winner will be chosen from all the comments on all the blogs participating today. Comments made in the first 48 hours of this post will be eligible to win. Winner’s names will be published on the Spellbinders Blog on November 22, and they will have 48 hours to reply to Spellbinders to claim the prizes.

Enjoy the rest of the hop and make it a GREAT day!
Gina K.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Huge Welcome!

I am so pleased to announce the newest members joining our already Star-Studded Gina K. Designs team of designers.

Click here to see who's coming aboard!
Gina K. Designs New Designers

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Silly me! I told you the challenges backwards.

Monday will be our Sketch Spotlight & Friday will be our Color Spotlight.

Sorry for the confusion! It's going to be a BLAST!!! See you on Monday at StampTV! :)

Gina K.

Friday, November 5, 2010

release party afterglow...

What a fun release party last night! There were a lot of creative people there last night. If you didn't get a chance to see all of the projects that the design team posted, most of them should be in the featured gallery at StampTV.com.

New products

Last night we released 6 brand new stamp sets including our brand new StampTV kit. We also released two new Basic Grey patterned paper packs and two Spellbinders die sets. To see everything that's new all in one place, click
here and it will take you to our "What's New" category at ginakdesigns.com.

New StampTV kit

To get a better view of what's inside the new Winter Wonderland StampTV kit, click here to watch a video showcasing the supplies. :)

As we bid farewell to our challenges hostesses, we've added a new feature on StampTV. One of the things you've told us you love is to watch projects being completed from start to finish.

Introducing Video Challenges

Color Spotlight Episode
Starting this Monday, we will be airing three weekly StampTV episodes. On Monday, I will be hosting a video version of our color challenge. Like our color challenges in the past, this will be posted in our challenge forum, however, it will also be posted on the home page and in our video tabs as well as Youtube and Vimeo.

I will show you the colors for the challenge of the week and then I will complete a project in those colors. These episodes will feature other stamp sets in the Gina K. Designs collection to provide you with more inspiration for those sets too! We would LOVE you to play along each week and post your cards in our gallery. We will be giving away prizes to randomly chosen challenge winners just like in the past.

Sketch Spotlight Episode
Sketches are a great way to get your creative juices flowing and to try a new card layout, stepping outside of your normal card making box. Every Friday, I will show you a new sketch and then make a project featuring that sketch.

Again, we would LOVE you to play along. These will be posted just like the color challenges featuring other Gina K. Designs sets and prizes will be given away as well.

Wednesday will always be dedicated to the StampTV kit just like it is now. Love that! :)

So, I better get to work. I have LOTS of videos to plan for and lots of projects to make.
Thank you all so much for your continued support of Gina K. Designs and StampTV. I appreciate you all SO much. XOXOXO

Gina k.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

You're invited!

A Video invitation for you. (If you are receiving this post through a reader or email, the video may not come through. Click directly to the blog to watch the video.)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Preview Day 3

ETA: This contest is now closed.

The winner of Light of the Season is:
Kay S.
Stunning ornament card! The ornament set is a definite winner and I'm so happy to see a hannukah stamp set because I don't have one but need one to make cards for some friends who celebrate Hannukah. Can't wait for tomorrow night!

The winner of Heirloom Ornament is:
I LOVE the ornament card - Beautiful!!!Would love to have both sets!!! I have already warned my check book to expect a workout later tonight!!!

Congratulations! Send your shipping address and the name of the set your won to: info@ginakdesigns.com. We'll ship it right out.

(*Kay S., you can choose a different set as your free with 3 with a qualifying order. Just give us a call at 608-838-3258 and we'll adjust it for you or write any set valued at $19.95 in the special instructions box at checkout.)

The final previews are here and then on Thursday night at 10:00 PM central time, all of the stamp sets, new dies and the new StampTV kit will be available in our online store at http://www.ginakdesigns.com/.

Introducing Heirloom Ornament by Nina Brackett


This set is a beautiful stamp set that coordinates with the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament Die set.

You can use this stamp set along with the Spellbinders dies to create beautiful ornaments for your tree or to make beautiful cards for your loved ones
this holiday season.


The gorgeous detail in this image is perfect for stamping in color or embossing, like in my sample. I used some of our Pure Luxury Good as Gold card stock to create the card base and embossed the image and greeting with some Ranger Fine detail embossing powder in gold on our Ivory card stock. I used the Bow Easy to create a double looped bow with some of our ivory gold lined ribbon.

This stamp set along with the set of dies will be one you come back to year after year.

Introducing Light of the Season, our new One free with 3 stamp set.

This month, when you purchase any three stamp sets in one order, you will receive the new One free with 3 stamp set called Light of the Season. This little set will help you celebrate multiple holidays so you always have the right stamp.


I chose the Hanukkah stamps to create my card using some of the patterned paper from the new StampTV kit and some of our Silver Lining card stock. Accented with a touch of Black Onyx, this stamp set creates a beautiful holiday card.


I love the font style in the greetings in this set and you can add these greetings to a variety of other images you may already have in your collection.

It's great to always have the stamps you need to celebrate mulitle holidays this time of year.

So, what do you think of tonight's stamp sets?
Would you like to win one?
Leave a comment here and right before our release party, I will randomly choose two winners who will each win one of these stamp sets!

Ready for more?
Check out what the design team has created using these stamp sets!

Cathy Tidwell
Carolyn King - Check Cammie's blog Thursday
Emily Giovanni
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Nina Brackett
Theresa Momber

It's almost time for our release party! We'll be celebrating HERE in our release party forum from 7-10 PM central time on Thursday night. Contests, Challenges, full stamp set reveals, the StampTV kit reveal and tons of samples will be waiting for you! We'll hope you'll join us!


Gina K.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Preview Day 2

ETA, this contest is now closed.

The winner of Snow Much Fun is:
Yvette K said: That little snowman is so cute!!!

The winner of the Winter Wonderland StampTV kit is:
Sharon Harnist said: OMGoodness, the winter kit looks fabulous and your samples are darling, Gina!

Congratulations! Please send your name and shipping address along with the name of the prize you won to info@ginakdesigns.com. Thanks to all who played along!

Tonight, we are showcasing another new stamp set and the new StampTV kit!

Introducing Snow Much Fun by Gina K. Designs

This stamp set will sure to be one of your new favorites! With three cute snowmen and other images to create a snowy scene, this one will last all winter long! With cute little snowy greetings of thanks, happy birthday and more, this is one set you will reach for again and again.


I colored this little guys with Copics to match that fabulous background paper. (The background paper is a piece I swiped from the new StampTV kit which I will preview in just a minute.) Mixing that with Turquoise Sea and White card stock, I added a little bit of stickles glitter glue to make the snow sparkle and I tied a double looped bow with my Bow Easy.


Such an easy card! I think I will make some of these to send out after the holidays!

Introducing the new StampTV kit- Winter Wonderland

This year, I decided to design a winter kit that would take you way beyond the holidays! Winter Wonderland has so many beautiful elements and some perfect greetings that not only make great cards but also make perfect scrapbooking elements, sayings for photo frames and so much more!


The possibilities are endless with this new kit. It not only contains a huge anount of larger images but when you see the card stock, ribbon, brads and patterned paper pack, you will squeal! The color pallet is rich and soft and perfect for all winter long.

Stop by StampTV in the morning and watch the very first video on how to create this raised frame card. This raised frame sketch is great for cards but it's also a great way to mount photos and make inspirational art as well.

So what do you think of tonight's stamp sets?
Would you like to win one?

Leave a comment here and I will pick two random winners who will each win one of these fabulous new stamp sets. I will post the winner here tomorrow night on this post shortly before preview day 3.

Ready for more?
Check out what the design team has created using tonight's new preview sets.
Cathy Tidwell
Carolyn King
Emily Giovanni
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Theresa Momber

Tomorrow is our final preview day and then more on our release party!
Gina K.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Preview Day 1

This contest is now closed.

The winner of Winter Mittens is:
Barbara Murfield said...
I love both sets. The mittens are very cute and the borders are so versatile that the possibilities are endless.

And the winner of A Year of Borders is:
Patti M said...
Another vote for the Border set! Love it!!! Thanks Gina for the chance to win!

Congratulations to the winners! Please send you name, shipping address and the prize you won to info@ginakdesigns.com. Thanks to all who played along!

Ahhhh, it's finally here! The design team and I are so excited to share this month's release with you.

Tonight, I have two brand new sets to share.

Introducing Winter Mittens by Nina Brackett


Nina has created the perfect stamp set that coordinates with the new Spellbinders Nested Mittens die set.


This set works with a couple of the different mittens dies and also works with the Classic Ovals dies which will perfectly cut out this oval. You can stamp several different greeting inside for all of your holiday gift giving needs.

Nina has done it again with another great set that helps you use get more out of your Spellbinders dies!
Introducing A Year of Borders by Melanie Muenchinger


You will love having the perfect border set to create clean and simple cards yet Melanie thought of everything when she designed this must-have basic!


All of the borders in this set coordinate with many of the stamp sets you may already have in your collection. From A Year of Flowers, A Year of Leaves, to Melanie's beautiful shell stamp set, Gifts from the Sea, you will find beautiful ways to combine these sets to create gorgeous cards!

I chose to create a clean and simple ensemble and mix last month's Labeled with Love greetings to create a quick and easy box of cards to give as a gift.

So what do you think of tonight's stamp sets?
Would you like to win one?
Leave a comment here and I will pick two random winners who will each win one of these fabulous new stamp sets. I will post the winner here tomorrow night on this post shortly before preview day 2.
Ready for more?
Check out what the design team has created using tonight's new preview sets.

Stop back tomorrow night for the very first look at the new StampTV kit!
More to come~
Gina K.