Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New Release Blog Hop- Day 3

Good morning everyone!

Today is the final day of our new release blog hops. Once again, the design team has put together another fabulous collection of projects featuring new sets that were released last Thursday evening.

Today's featured stamp sets are:

The new Darling Divas collection by Debbie Corbari:

Balanced Diva
Skater Diva
Scooter Diva

And our Brand new One free with 3 stamp set- Sweet Tweets:

As you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a few days after the hops.

Start Hopping here:

Then, today on StampTV, we are featuring the brand new stamp set Lovely Ladybug by Beth Silaka.

Learn how to use this set, not only for fabulous Ladybug cards, but to make custom background paper too!

To watch today's video, click here: Lovely Ladybug Card Project

To learn more about Beth Silaika, visit her illustrator page at StampTV here: Beth Silaika on StampTV

And stop by her Blog, Freckled and Fun to see more of the new Lovely Lady Bug stamp set. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Release Blog Hop- Day 2

Hi Everyone,

What a fun blog hop yesterday! In case you missed it, you can start here on this post- New Release Day 1.

Today, the design team is showcasing three more brand new stamp sets including:

Birds & Blossoms by Theresa Momber

Spoon Me by Becky Oehlers

And Simple Hearts by Tami Mayberry

And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a few days after the hops.

Start Hopping here:

Stop back tomorrow as we will be showcasing the brand new One free with 3 along with our newest line of mini stamp sets- The Darling Divas by Debbie Corbari!

Make it a great day~

Gina K.

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Release Blog Hop- Day 1

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to Day 1 of our new release blog hops. The design team has put together some fabulous projects for you featuring a few of the new stamp sets released on Thursday night!

Today's hops feature these brand new sets:

Stately Flowers 6 by Melanie Muenchinger

Lovely Ladybug by Beth Silaika

And Stamp it BIG! by Carolyn King

And as you hop through the designer's blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a few days after the hops.

Start hopping here:

Shipping update:
We are working our way through the end of December from the HUGE clearance sale. We know that many of you have been waiting a LONG time to get your clearance sale orders and we apologize for the delay. We are currently working on orders that came in the last couple of days in Decembers. 

Unfortunately, we also have the flu traveling through our offices and warehouse which will delay customer service response times as well. Again, we apologize for these delays and we hope by the middle of next week that we will be back up to 100 % of our staff and back to our quick shipping that we are known for.

Also, if you send a message through the StampTV system using the "report an issue" button requesting information about an order, we will NOT get those requests. The "report an issue" button is ONLY for website issue for StampTV and has nothing to do with Gina K. Designs. For Gina K. Designs customer support, contact Thank you!

Gina K.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Oh my! I thought this posted but it didn't! I am SOOO sorry for the delay!
We have winner of a huge Gina K. Designs prize package from the Season's Giving Blog Hop.

Congratulations to:

"I am very new when it comes to stamping . by accident I saw one of your videos on you tube and you gave me such inspiration its amazing!!! i was even telling an employee of the one the crafting store about your site. i can't wait to purchase one of your stamps. Happy New Year!!! keep it up, you give so much inspirations to us new crafters. thank you very much"

Please send your name and shipping address to and we will ship your prize package out asap!

Thank you all so much for playing along!

Gina K.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

An Invitation for you and a look at the new Color Companions

Hi Everyone!

I am a day late giving you a sneak peek at our newest line of  products so I decided to give you more than a little snippet today! But first, I want to invite you to our release party tonight! Here is a little video invitation for you. (If you are reading this through an email or RSS feed, you will have to click through to watch the video.

The fun all starts tonight on the home page of from 7-9 PM central time. 

In my video tonight, I will give you a quick look at each of the stamp sets along with some detailed information about all of the new ink pads, reinkers, ribbons, buttons and more! Then, stay tuned to StampTV over the next 4 weeks for fun technique and project videos featuring ALL of the new release stamp sets. 

Our illustrators have outdone themselves this month and today, you get to see all of their new sets in action because they have put together an invitation blog hop filled with card projects featuring their new sets that will be released tonight!

You can start the hop here and leave a comment on each of their blogs because ONE lucky winner will get a complete set of all eight of our new ink pads! What a PRIZE!

Start hopping here: 

And, check out what's being released tonight! Here are just two of the eight new Color Companions Collections!

Powder Blue Collection (Two more ribbon styles not shown)

Cherry Red Collection

Other Color Companions Collections include Fresh Asparagus, Ocean Mist, Red Hot, Dark Sage, Honey Mustard and Innocent Pink!

Each Color Companions Collection includes the Ink Pad, reinker, buttons, ribbons and card stock. All items are sold separately. We will also be offering a Color Companions Card Stock collection that includes 3 sheets each of all eight Companion Colors so you can have a taste of the entire line. 

We can't wait for our release party tonight! We hope to see you there-
Enjoy today's hop!
Gina K. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sneak Peek 8- Introducing Debbie Corbari!

Hi Everyone!

Today, I am so excited to introduce our newest illustrator, Debbie Corbari!

Debbie comes to us with a brand new line of stamps that you will LOVE!
Introducing Darling Divas by Debbie Corbari
Three brand new Darling Divas mini sets will be introduced this month. This sneak peek is the new Balanced Diva. Isn't she adorable? Over the next year, I am sure you will find many Divas that you can relate to!

These mini sets come with a Diva and her accessories along with a greeting or two. Three Diva sets equals one regular priced set or you can mix and match Divas with our Duos to equal one full size set toward the One free with three purchase. :)

Along with the Divas, you will find brand new Silhouette cut files that match the Divas so they can stand alone or stamp them inside of die shapes and punches.

We are so excited to have Debbie join our team of illustrators and designers and we send out a huge WELCOME TO THE GKD FAMILY DEBBIE!!

To see a project featuring the new Balanced Diva Stamp set and to send her a little welcome, visit Debbie's blog here:


This month, we also have two brand new patterned paper packs!

Introducing Love Letters

Coordinating GKD colors- Red Hot, Black Onyx, Sandy Beach and Innocent Pink

Full of elegant 6 X 6 patterns and antique scripts, the Love Letters patterned paper pack works great for Valentine's Day and any project you make for friendship and love.

Introducing Smitten

Coordinating GKD colors- Passionate Pink, Bubblegum Pink, Wild Lilac, Red Velvet (Coming soon as a stand alone card stock color.)

Not only is Smitten perfect for Valentine's Day, but it can be used for ANY girlie card! Making a card for your tween or teen? How about birthday party invitations? Or maybe as a background for your favorite Diva set! Smitten is full of bright pinks, deep reds and wild lilacs- perfect for fun vibrant projects!

Both of these new paper packs will have coordinating card stock assortments available.


Stop back tomorrow for a peek and our new Color Companions line of Buttons, Ribbons, Card Stock and Ink Pads! 
Gina K.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sneak Peeks 6 and 7!

Today, we have two more super fun sneak peeks for you!

First, Becky Oehlers has designed one of the cutest sets ever! This unique theme is one I haven't seen done before and the ideas are just FLOWING like crazy! Don't you LOVE when that happens?

To see a fun project that Becky made using her new stamp set, click here:

Then, Tami Mayberry has done it again!! Hearts just aren't for Valentine's Day! They are for anytime you want to send a note to let someone know you love them. :) And Tami's newest set is full of heartfelt images, perfect for cutting with your dies, punches and electronic cutters to create cards of love for EVERY occasion!
To see a quick and easy project that you can make with Tami's newest set, check out her blog here:

Stop back tomorrow for the first peek at a series of mini stamp sets by our newest illustrator, Debbie Corbari!! Until then, make it a great day!!

Gina K.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sneak peeks 4 & 5

Today, I have two more sneak peeks for you!

First, SO many of you have asked when the next installment of Melanie Muenchinger's Stately Flowers would be debuting! Well, you are in luck because the sixth set in this amazing series is here and will be released on Thursday night!!

To see a gorgeous project featuring this new set, visit Melanie's Blog!

Then, one of our VERY FIRST illustrators, Carolyn King, took a little hiatus from designing stamp sets but she is back with a FABULOUS set that will help you stamp it BIG!! Full of huge greetings, borders and patterns, this stamp set will be a must-have basic for your collection!

Check out Carolyn King's Blog today to see a super fun project she made using her new set!
Tomorrow, we have another sneak peek for you featuring a new set by Tami Mayberry and we will be showing you a peek at a BRAND NEW line of stamps from our newest illustrator, Debbie Corbari! Make sure you stop back!

Gina K.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sneak peeks 2 & 3

Whether you're making a birthday cards or cards of friendship and love, Beth Silaika's new set will keep you coming back for more! These lovely ladybugs don't only make great focal images, but the builder pieces in this set can also be used for unique backgrounds, borders and more!

To see a fun project featuring this new stamp set check out Beth Silaika's Blog. 

Theresa Momber's newest set will bring the warmth of spring to your stamping table! Full of beautiful birds and blossoms, this set will make gorgeous cards for any occasion! Whether you love to color or stamp in monochromatic tones, this set has something for everyone!
To see a beautiful project featuring this gorgeous new set, visit Theresa Momber's blog.
Tomorrow, I will showing 2 more sneak peeks by Melanie Muenchinger and Carolyn King, so make sure you stop back!

Thanks so much for stopping by~
Gina K.

Friday, January 4, 2013

January sneak peek #1 and a shipping update- please read!

Hi Everyone!

We are so excited about our new release coming up next Thursday night! And one of the things that everyone LOVES about Gina K. Designs is our One free with 3 stamp set.

Each month, we offer a stamp sets valued at $19.95 that you can get for free with the purchase of any three full size stamp sets. (Three mini sets, duos and singles equals ONE full size set for this promotion.)

This month's set is full of love, friendship, sweets and tweets!

Stay tuned tomorrow because we will have more sneak peeks and a couple of illustrator card projects to share with you as well!! 


Shipping update from our year end clearance sale

We know TONS of you ordered a total of thousands of stamp sets from our year end clearance sale. At 40% off, many of you took advantage of that great offer and lots of you have upwards of 16 stamp sets in your orders! We wanted to let you know that, all of those stamp sets were rubber so it is taking MUCH longer than we anticipated to get them all produced so shipped to you.

Our clear stamps are ordered from a huge manufacturer who can mass produce them very quickly, however, all of our rubber stamps are produced here in our little factory. We can produce LOTS of rubber, very quickly, but our cutting machine can only do between one and eight stamp sets at a time. So that is where the delay is. We know you love the precut rubber and we won't send anything but the highest quality precut rubber stamps to you, but it may take a while longer to process your orders.Well, maybe a lot longer.

Tom asked his cousin Mike to come up from Milwaukee to help get them done faster. Mike showed up yesterday, suitcase in hand, and I haven't seen either Tom or Mike since he arrived yesterday morning. They camped at the factory overnight in a tent, taking small shifts and alternating with half hour naps here and there but they don't plan on stopping until we get caught up.

Numbers wise, the sale was about 4-5 times as many orders as our usual release. We did expect high volume because of the great prices but not that much. For that, we say THANK YOU! You are the BEST customers in the world and we appreciate your support more than you will EVER know! But, we also want to say we are SO sorry that you have to wait so long to get these stamps. I'm a stamper too and once I hit the place order button... well... I want it NOW!! 

So thank you so much for your patience. We won't send you anything but the best and we hope that the beautiful images along with the great prices will make it all worth the wait.

Also, we don't charge your credit card until we are ready to ship your order, so if you chose the credit card option instead of paypal, you may not have seen the charge come through yet. (Paypal charges you right away.)  But we promise, we are working as quickly as we can. 

Now, I'm heading over to the facility to take breakfast and coffee to my two favorite guys and make sure nobody fell asleep at the cutter.

And one more note- this setback will NOT delay your new release items from shipping due to the high level of clear stamp sales instead of rubber. (We can handle that ourselves without the machines!)

More sneak peeks tomorrow~ stay tuned!
Gina K.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The 2013 Team

Hi Everyone,

There is so much excitement in the air at Gina K. Designs and StampTV! As we get ready showcase our January release, I would first like to introduce you to our 2013 Design and Illustration Team!

Welcome: (click on photo to view larger version)

Our fabulous illustration team for 2013 includes:
Becky Oehlers
with art by Heather Rolin and Rupa Shevde
Our talented design team for 2013 includes:
Lee Murphy- DT coordinator

Stay tuned to StampTV as each of our Team Members will have a page about them including their bios and links to their Blogs, Facebook pages, Twitters, Pinterest Boards and Instagrams.

Help me welcome the 2013 Design and Illustration Team!!

Gina K.