Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Inspirational Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to our final Blog Hop day. Today we are featuring the new set by Tami Mayberry called You Go Girl! and the new One free with 3, Pleasant Plurals.

You Go Girl! is such a great set for sending cards of encouragement in a fun whimsical way. Whether a friend has been diagnosed with cancer or you just want to tell someone to just be themselves and they will do great, this set is for you.

I did a cute pink version of this card for today's StampTV Video that shows you how to make the two color flourish and how to color her outfit. To watch it, click here: You Go Girl! Card Project
The other set being featured today is our new One free with 3, Pleasant Plurals.

I have had many requests in the past to do a stamp set that features greetings for couples and families.
This set can work alone or with any greeting set you have by adding an ending to another greeting. For example, if you have a greeting stamp that says, "Congratulations on your Graduation" you can add "from all of us" to the end. So this set will expand many of the sets you already have in your collection.
And of course, if you just want to send a card from you, leave off the ending and you are ready to go.
To see all of the amazing projects by the design team, start below and remember to comment on as many blogs as you can. On Wednesday, our moderators will draw two randomly chosen winners who will each win a grab bag of at least a dozen Gina K. Designs stamps!
Start hopping here:

Enjoy the blog hop and stop by StampTV tomorrow to find all of the winners from this week's contests!

Make it a great day,

Gina K.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Inspirational Blog Hop Day 2

The new StampTV kit, Wishing you Joy, is full of adorable images for all of your holiday card making and more.

For our release party, I created a fun little Christmas ornament, perfect for gift giving and home decoration for the upcoming season.

As I looked at my finished piece, I realized how cute this would be with a photo inside instead. With this beautiful frame that works perfectly with the Spellbinders Labels dies 16, you can create ornaments using each family member's photo and create the perfect "family tree" for the holidays!

If you'd like to watch the video on how to make this ornament, click here:
Wishing You Joy Christmas Ornament

And if you would like to see the entire contents of this new kit, click here:
Wishing You Joy StampTV Kit

Today, the design team has put together a great blog hop for you featuring the new Wishing You Joy kit. As you go through the hop, make sure you leave a comment on as many blogs as you can because on Wednesday, we will be choosing two winners from all the comments who will each win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual precut images!

To start the hop, click here:

Enjoy today's hop and stop back tomorrow for more!


Gina K.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Inspirational Blog Hop Day 1

Good morning everyone!

We had a fabulous time last night at the release party and today, the team has put together an inspirational blog hop featuring two of the new sets released last night.

First, Melanie Muenchinger has designed the perfect companion set to her Holiday Basket and Spring Basket sets.

Basket Additions tops off any card with style! Check out last night's StampTV Video featuring this set here- Basket Additions Gift Card Holder

And Theresa Momber also released a Stamp set featuring beautiful Images of Hope and Encouragement in her new Strength and Hope Stamp Set.

We have included a link on StampTV with a list of what color ribbons correspond with what kinds of cancer and other illnesses and disorders so you can create the perfect card for anyone who is suffering or troubled. Click here to find the link: Ribbon Color Chart

And to hear more about this set, here is a video featuring ribbon coloring from last night's party.
Click here to watch- Strength and Hope Cards

Then, check out what the design team has created for this release and make sure you leave a comment on each blog along the way because next Wednesday, we will be choosing two winners from all the comments who will each win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual precut images!

To begin the hop, start here:
  • Melanie Muenchinger illustrator Basket Additions
  • Theresa Momber illustrator Strength and Hope
  • AJ Otto
  • Michelle Woerner
  • Sharon Harnist
  • Suzanne Dean
  • Tina Gilliland
  • Vicki Dutcher
  • Carolina Buchting
  • Cathy Tidwell
  • Deb Felts
  • Donna Baker
  • Emily Giovanni
  • Giovana Smith
  • Janice Whiting
  • Jimmi Mayo
  • Lee Murphy
  • Enjoy today's hop and have a great day!

    Hugs, Gina K.

    Thursday, October 20, 2011

    Last two peeks and an invitation for you!

    You will love all of the holiday cards and other projects you can create with this brand new StampTV kit!
    Now you can send cards from both of you, from all of you, or to other couples and families with this pluralizing all-occasion greeting set!
    Tonight, from 7-9 PM Central time, stop by our release party forum and join us for chat, contests, challenges, design team samples, video projects and full stamp set reveals!
    All of the action starts here- Release Party Foum
    Here is a video for you:

    I hope to see you there!
    Gina K.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    October Sneak Peek #3

    You will love the great sayings and words of encouragement & hope that fit perfectly inside this trendy frame. Tami Mayberry has designed the perfect go-to set for for girl-friend cards that say you care. :)
    Tomorrow I'll present our last two sneak peeks including our new "One free with 3" and our new StampTV kit! And tomorrow night, we will be celebrating at StampTV with our release party from 7-9 PM central time. We'll have contests, challenges, video presentations and full stamp set reveals! We hope you will join us!
    Gina K.

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    October Sneak Peek #2

    Melanie Muenchinger's new stamp set is compatible with her Holiday Basket and Spring Basket stamp sets. You will love the many new ways you can fill up your basket stamps! ♥
    More to come~

    Monday, October 17, 2011

    October Sneak Peek #1

    This Thursday night at 9:00 PM Central time, we will be releasing 5 new stamp sets including a BRAND NEW StampTV kit!
    Here is the first sneak peek and it's near and dear to my heart. Theresa Momber will help you make cards of encouragement and hope with her new stamp set.

    More to come~

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    Swimming for Katie

    I am so honored to have been invited to participate in this event!
    From October 10-12 some of the best stampers in the business are joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer. If you're not familiar with her, Katie’s cancer story started just before Christmas last year. This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of 3 with her infectious smile was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight. A few tummy aches and then stage 4 gastric cancer. Her first post about it is here. The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post here.

    This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a dig and SVG cut file. 100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family. Her husband Kevin and her three young children need our help and support. In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True =D Doodle Designs both also donated digis that are for sale. Direct donations are also being accepted. Information central is HERE. This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full 3 day blog hop listing, as well as the donation button.

    Here are all the items available for sale.

    I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation. If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:

    Katie Renz
    PO Box 5913
    Bellingham, WA 98227-5913
    I have to say, this image is so fun to play with! I chose to purchase the digital image. I like the idea that I can make it bigger or smaller and with my daughter being a swimmer, I can see lots of fun ways to put this to use!

    My card is special because along with Katie, my very best friend in the world is in the midst of a tough battle with cancer too. She's a fighter but the fight is becoming most difficult now.

    I think we all know someone affected by cancer and the phrase "keep swimming" is a great way to present a card of encouragement. You see, my best friend was also my daughter's swim coach, so she knows how hard swimming can be when you start to get tired. Hopefully, this card will remind her that it's the swimming when you really don't want to swim anymore that makes the difference in who wins.

    I used Copic markers to color my image and then created dots with a colorless blender pen. To accent the dots, I used a Sakura Glitter Pen.

    I hope you have enjoyed my card sample.

    Other exciting news!

    To help raise money for Katie, Creating for Causes (http://www.creatingforcauses.org/) has generously donated a FREE ticket (value: $249.95) to one of their upcoming 3-day Scrap & Stamp Retreats.

    The winner of the free ticket will enjoy 3 days of non-stop fun and creativity with fellow scrappers, stampers and paper crafters, and can choose between the Charlotte, NC Scrap & Stamp Ritzy Retreat at The Ritz-Carlton on October 21-23 or the Orlando, FL Scrap & Stamp Retreat at the Marriott World Center on November 4-6. Both retreats promise to spoil you and provide 48-straight hours of creating, camaraderie and fun!

    To learn more about the events, please visit: http://www.creatingforcauses.org/our-events/scrapbook-events/

    Not only will you be raising money for Katie by making a donation, you get a chance to win a wonderful weekend getaway for yourself! And, because all of Creating for Causes' events are charity events that raise money for local charities, you'll be giving back twice!

    Wow, a weekend retreat for you and two chances to help others. Does it get any better than that?

    Here's how it works:

    Simply make a $33 donation (or more) for Katie and indicate that you want to be entered in the Creating for Causes Retreat ticket drawing. Everyone who makes a qualifying donation will be entered into the drawing and one lucky person will be attending this 3-day retreat for FREE! That lucky person could just be you! (If you have already donated and wish to be included, just email kate(at) iheartpapers (dot) com)

    DEADLINE TO ENTER FOR THIS GIVEAWAY IS FRIDAY 9PM EST, although other donations will be accepted for weeks to come.

    Here is a list of the other designers participating in today's hop. I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate. Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!
    Gina K.