Wednesday, November 21, 2012


It's easy to get caught up in day to day life. Family, work, the house... it seems like the minute you get everything done, you have to start the process all over again.

But it's in the day to day grind where you find your real joy. It's the family laughing together at the dinner table, the excitment of watching your kids do things you can't, the kind email from a customer, the fun people you work with,... that IS the good stuff in life.

So today, I just wanted to say thanks. Thanks for tuning in each week. Thanks for helping us raise our family. Thanks for supporting our company... thanks for being there.
This week, we are lucky enough to have Alicia home with us for Thanksgiving weekend. We only get to see her a few days a year during the school year so I hope you understand why I decided to take the week off and spend it with her. StampTV will resume it's regular schedule next week.

We have a special Black Friday sale coming up so stay tuned for that! I KNOW you won't be disappointed!
Looking for a little inspiration over the Thanksgiving holiday? Check out our November Release Pinterest Board! The Illustrators have FILLED it with gorgeous projects featuring the new stamp sets just released last Thursday night!
Click here to see it all: StampTV/ Gina K. Designs on Pinterest
I'm going to leave you this Thanksgiving weekend with a little story that many of you may have heard before, but it's always a great read and the message is strong.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else---the small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.
Enjoy time with the people you love this weekend and have a very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Gina K. Designs and StampTV.

Gina K.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

You're invited and an Invitational Blog Hop!

What an exciting day! Today, we are busy working behind the scenes getting everything ready for tonight's release party and YOU'RE invited!

(If you are reading this through a feed or an email, you may have to click through to my blog in order to watch the above video.)

And to get you inspired to stamp, our illustration team has put together an invitation blog hop featuring new sets being released tonight!

Start hopping here:
Melanie Muenchinger
Becky Oehlers
Beth Silaika
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber

Leave a comment on each of the blogs along the way and you can win a surprise package full of stamping and papercrafting products valued at over $70.00!! Look for the winner announced tomorrow in the BIG NEWS forum at

All the fun starts tonight at 7:00 PM central time on the home page at

We hope to see you there!
Gina K.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November Sneak Peek- Day 3

Today's sneak peek features a brand new basic set by Tami Mayberry Called Perfect Plaids.

Perfect Plaids is not only "perfect" for backgrounds and borders, but you can create your own patterned papers for paper piecing and you can use this set for the kissing technique too!

Plaid backgrounds are great for masculine cards and also make the perfect backdrop for baby cards when stamped in soft pastels.


Ready for a sneak peek project? Check out Tami Mayberry's blog here: Tami's Blog
Then, check out the sneak peek of our new One free with 3!


Each month, whenever you purchase three full size stamps sets in one order, (valued at $19.95 or more,) you get our One free with 3! This month's set is called Snow One Like You.
Full of cute, wintery images, this set will never leave your desk top! Perfect for all kinds of techniques, these images will be a welcome addition to your collection!
Tomorrow morning, stop back for our Illustrators Invitational blog hop! Then, tomorrow evening in our forum at, we will be broadcasting our release party full of video fun, contests, our release party challenge, full stamp set reveals, chatting with the team and more! Details to come tomorrow~
Gina K.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November Sneak Peeks- Day 2

This month, Theresa Momber has created and elegant floral set, perfect for all kinds of card projects. Whether it's a heartfelt sympathy card or a stylish birthday wish, the new Elegant Florals stamp set will never be far from your stamping table.


To see a gorgeous project featuring this new set by Theresa Momber, visit her blog here- Theresa's Blog
Becky Oehlers has created a fun trendy set that will warm your heart and those you stamp for!
Warm Woolen Mittens gives you fabulous options for backgrounds along with solid and open mittem images for all kinds of fun stamping techniques. Try a little paper piecing or kiss the solid mittens to one of the fabulous backgrounds! This set will take you straight through the cold winter months!

Time to take a tour and visit our illustrators today as they SHOW YOU the STAMPS!
Start here:
Stay tuned for more sneak peeks tomorrow! And join us this Thursday evening for our release party in our forum from 7-9 PM central time at!
More to come~
Gina K.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sneak peeks Day 1

What an exciting day! Today, the Gina K. Designs November sneak peeks begin!

Maybe you're like me and you've made a few cards, but you really start holiday stamping right after Thanksgiving! The new stamp set, Sentimental Holiday by Beth Silaika is full of outside and inside greetings for your holiday cards along with a few images for tags, backgrounds, wrapping paper and of course focal images too!
With plenty of time left for holiday card making, and the enormous anount of greeting choices in this set, this one can be used year after year! And even if you've already created your cards, you will LOVE the many inside greetings to make writing them a breeze!

For a sneak peek of this new set, check out Beth's Blog here- Beth's Blog


I couldn't be more excited about a stamp set than I am about Lots of Letters by Melanie Muenchinger! These letters are perfectly sized to create ANY kind of greeting you need for your cards! Need a "Best Babysitter" card, you've got one! How about a "Secretary's Day Card?" Yep, with this fabulous set, you can create it all!
My New Year's resolution is to really get working on my scrapbooking using Project Life and the new Snap System. With the new Lots of Letters set, I can create adorable 3 x 4 cards to journal on and customize them for each page! This clean and simple alphabet coordinates with any style, for any gender and any age! To see a fabulous sneak peek of this set in action, check out Melanie Muenchinger's blog here- Melanie's blog
Stay tuned for more sneak peeks tomorrow! And join us this Thursday evening for our release party in our forum from 7-9 PM central time at!
More to come~
Gina K.