Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Winners from our April Design Team Blog Hops

Congratulations to all of the winners!
Send your name, shipping address and the name of the prize you won including which stamp sets you are choosing to

The two mega prize winners who each win two stamp sets of their choice and an embellishment pack are:

Joanne Travis said...
Everything about this card is so beautiful! Love the layout, background, and textured paper for that lovely silhouette floral

Mary AnneP. said...

Thank you for the great tip regarding embellished flowers. The card is well done. Watching your videos has made me a better card maker. Happy Easter

And the eight winners who each win a stamp set of their choice are:

mommaladystamper said...
This is one amazing card. I just love it. This one I may have to case, if you don't mind. Thanks for sharing your creation. Alice Roushia

Mary Leeson said...
Awesome! THanks for blessing me with your beautiful cards especially the aqua of my favorite "happy" colors.

Penne Norris said...
I don't believe I have ever seen anything this cute, Sharon! Thanks for posting the directions for making the seed packets. Great inspiration...

Ravengirl said...
What a cool technique! Love your ray of sunshine!

Jenny McGee said...
Great colored flowers and texture on your card.

richardbreaks said...
Beautiful work! LOVE that fleur de lis die!

Sue VanDeVusse said...
Beautiful! I love your eye for details

Donna Phelan said...
Love your Branching Out card, Jimmi, those colors are so soft and beautiful!

Have a great night!
Gina K.

A fond farewell

This is a sad post for me to write. But as they say, all good things must come to an end.

I remember way back in 2007, shortly after I started my own Stamp Company, I fell in love with the artistic talents of Asela Hopkins.

Asela was my first EVER guest designer. Our company was so new and I couldn't believe that someone of her calibur would even consider working with my stamps! We became good friends after that and she became part of our Stamps for a Cause design team.

As she began designing stamps for another company, I was instantly in awe of her drawing abilities. What this woman can do with a pen! WOW!

When she stepped away from illustrating, she and I began to talk and I convinced her, (more like begged her,) to design some images for me.

Every thing Asela drew blew me away. I couldn't wait to stamp with her beautiful hand-drawn art. Her very first stamp set with us was Botanical Dreams.

Although I love everything that Asela draws, I am partial to her realistic images like her flowers and fruit.

When Asela and I talked about her leaving, she explained her reasons and I totally understand. That is truly one of the things I love most about her- her honesty, integrity, dedication to her family, friends and her church. She is such a class act.

We are blessed to be able to continue to carry her beautiful line of stamps which makes me so happy because they are some of my favorites.

And, I told her that ANYtime she is ready to come back to the biz, our door is always open. She can always come home.

So, with that, I will say, thank you Asela for the last four wonderful years of talent and friendship. Although we may not be working together for a while, our friendship will NEVER end. And for that, I am the most thankful.


Gina K.

P.S. I will back later today to announce our April Blog Hop winners. XOXO

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What's the Dirt?

As the final blog hop day of our April release is upon us, our amazing design team is featuring "What's the Dirt?" a brand new set that is perfect for sweet cards of friendship and encouragement.

In case you missed my seed box project, click here to watch this video- What's the Dirt Seed Box

And make sure you leave a comment on each of the blogs along today's "What's the Dirt?" Blog Hop for the final two chances to win some free rubber! Tomorrow I will announce all 10 winners from Friday, yesterday and today who will all get to choose a free stamp set valued up to $23.95 from all of the blog comments along the daily release hops!

Stop by here tomorrow to see all of the winners!

Ready to hop?

Also, just an FYI, this week's StampTV Technique Video will be posted on Thursday instead of Wednesday. We promise it will be worth the wait.

Make it a GREAT day!


Gina K.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Branching Out and Follow your Dreams

Today, the Design Team and I have put together an inspirational blog hop for you featuring two brand new stamp sets released last Thursday night.

Introducing Branching Out by Melanie Muenchinger and
Follow Your Dreams by Theresa Momber.

I have had SO much fun stamping with these two stamp sets.

Branching Out by Melanie Muenchinger is a fabulous set that features several different frames that coordinate with many of the Spellbinders Nestabilities dies that you may already have in your collection. (Love that!)

And Follow your Dreams by Theresa Momber is full of beautifully hand-drawn images and inspiration greeting and quotes that are perfect for SO many card making and scrapbooking projects.

To see a video featuring these two stamp sets and more photos of the projects I created above, click here: Branching Out and Follow your Dreams Video.

How would you like to win one of these beautiful sets?
Today we are giving away 2 of each of these stamp sets!
All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's blog hop. We will randomly choose 4 names from all the comments and those winners can choose any stamp set valued at up to $23.95!

Ready to get inspired?
Check out the beautiful projects created for you by our design team!

Stop back tomorrow to see projects featuring What's the Dirt?!

Have a great day!
~Gina K.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The morning after...

What a fantastic release party! You guys are so much fun and it's always so great to have a chance to hang out and chat while playing games, watching videos, playing along with contests and watching those beautiful Design Team samples scroll through the party chat thread. :)

And today, the team has put together a fabulous blog hop featuring two of the new stamp sets released last night at

Introducing Timeless Textures and our new One free with 3- Garden Silhouettes.

Whether you use the Timeless Textures to embellish flowers, buttons and backgrounds, or blend it with solid stamps like Garden Silhouettes to gently kiss the stamp with texture, you will have this set within reach all the time.

And, most of the shapes can be cut using nestabilities too!

Check out the Video we created using Timeless Textures and Garden Silhouettes here- Garden Texture Card Project

Check out what the rest of the team has created to inspire you this morning, and then, make sure you leave a comment on each of the blogs because we're giving away some stamps!
Two lucky readers will each win two stamp sets of their choice along with a surprise embellishment pack including ribbons, buttons and more!

We will choose the winners from all of the blogs combined so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances!

Enjoy today's hop and good luck!

We will announce the winners on Monday morning so take your time and happy hopping!

Make it a great day!

Gina K.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Final Sneak peek and an Invitation for you!

This month's One free with 3 stamp set is perfect for many of the StampTV techniques we've been featuring lately! Make sure you tune in tonight at the release party to see a video showing you some other fun stuff you can do!

Tonight is our release party in our release party forum at StampTV! We continue the two year celebration with 5 brand new stamp sets, a new type of card stock and contests, challenges and videos to inspire you! It all starts here- Release Party Forum

Enjoy this invitation video, (May not come through in an email, RSS feed or reader- just click directly to the blog to watch.)

See you tonight!!
Gina K.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sneak peek #4 and a new Technique Video

Today's sneak peek will be a go-to basic in your stamp collection!

Whether you want a light texture behind a solid focal image or you want to "kiss" a solid stamp- this upcoming set has the perfect delicate texture to do the job. You can even stamp flowers with delicate script or polka dots, in colors to match your cards and scrapbook pages! And, they fit the nestabilities dies too!

And, take the thumping technique to a whole new level with this week's Technique Spotlight at StampTV. Embossed Marbel will add shine and texture to an already fabulous look!

To watch this week's Technique Spotlight Video, click here: Embossed Marble.

Thursday night is our release party in our release party forum at StampTV and you're invited! Stay tuned for links to the party and more plus the final sneak peek featuring the new One free with 3 tomorrow!

Have a great day~

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Another sneak peek and some news!

Whether it's retirement, graduation, scrap booking , masculine cards or getting in touch with nature, this new set will take you where you want to go!

Some changes are happening at Gina K. Designs!

Nina Brackett will be moving on to other opportunities. We wish her the best of luck in all of her many new endeavors! We'll miss you Nina! Thanks for all of the inspiration you have shared. Many of the stamp sets that Nina has designed for Gina K. Designs will continue to be available in our online store. :)

And we have a HUGE welcome to our newest design team member!

We are so excited to have the very talented Jimmi Mayo join our fantastic team of designers.
Here's a little bit about Jimmi:

"I live in Suffolk, Virginia with my husband and our 19 (omg!) year old daughter. But I'm only a transplanted Southerner, I was born in CT and a Navy brat so I've called many states "home" and still consider myself a Yankee.

We also have 2 furry daughters that we love to spend time with and spoil to death.
My day job is for a peanut shelling company, working as an Exec. Secretary and my night job is stamping as much as possible and also shopping for as many cardigans as I can possibly fit into my closet!

I love living close enough to the beach to get there as often as possible, that's where you'll find my family on the weekends whenever it's warm enough!

I also love to ride my bike, my 3rd favorite hobby after the stamping and shopping!

I am "beyond the moon" excited about being part of the Gina K. Designs team, I really look forward to SO much fun and making tons of new friends!"

We are so happy to have Jimmi on board and we know she will inspire you with her beautiful creations using Gina K. Designs/StampTV stamps.

Tomorrow, I will be sneak peeking a stamp set that will be a must-have basic in your collection.
Have a wonderful day!
Gina K.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sneak peeks and more!

Our April release is right around the corner and I am so excited to show you the first two sneak peeks! We have lots of fun things coming out this month, including a brand new color card stock, new patterned papers and more!

Enjoy the first two sneak peeks and stop back tomorrow for more!
Another beautiful and delicate set that works with Spellbinders nestabilities dies that you may already have! (Isn't that awesome!) Whether you want to frame a focal image, a greeting or a photo- you will love this new set coming Thursday night!

What's the dirt? How about a new spring stamp set? You'll really "dig" these new images!

More to come tomorrow!