Monday, February 29, 2016

New Release Blog Hop- Day 1

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamps from the February Release Party. We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!

Today, we are featuring the new stamp set “Year of Flowers 3” by Melanie Muenchinger and the “Birds & Blossoms 2” set Theresa Momber. Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies!!!  To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

In case you missed the release party presentation video, I showed a few cards I made with the new sets and a little tutorial on how I like to color with the Zig Clean Color Markers.

Here is the card I made using A Year of Flowers 3 (Along with the new incentive set, Scripty Sayings) Click to enlarge the photo

And here is a card I made using Birds and Blossoms 2 (Along with the new incentive set, Scripty Sayings) Click to enlarge the photo

These sets are now available at in the What's New category!

You can get a great deal on the Zig Clean Color Markers
by using our affiliate link on Amazon here: Zig Clean Color Markers

The Scripty Sayings stamp set is yours free with any $75.00 purchase and will automatically ship!

Ready to see some beautiful projects by our design team? Just click on the links below:

Have a great day and Happy Stamping!
Gina K.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sneak Peeks- Day2!

Hey Everyone!

Today, we have more sneak peeks from our February release at Gina K. Designs!

First, Theresa Momber has created a beautiful follow up set to her Birds and Blossom best seller!

Birds and Blossoms 2 can be mixed and matched with the original set or used as a stand alone set to create all kinds of beautiful cards!

Next, Beth Silaika has designed an adorable set she calls Genevieve Giraffe! 
The perfect sets for all ages, this one is a must have!

Both of these sets along with more will be available Thursday night at 7:00 PM central time at

And check out this fabulous sneak peek video by Theresa Momber featuring her new Birds and Blossoms 2 set!

Click here to watch the video to see her make this gorgeous card!  Sneak Peek Video 2

Join us tomorrow night at 7:00 PM Central time for our release party at! We hope to see you there!

Gina K.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sneak Peeks- Day 1!

Hey Everyone!

Today, we have started the sneak peeks for our February release at Gina K. Designs!

First, Melanie Muenchinger has created the latest addition to her A Year of Flowers collection! A Year of Flowers 3 be used alone or in combination with the original A Year of Flowers and A Year of Flowers 2!

And, we will have a brand new incentive set debuting on Thursday night as well!
These delicate little Scripty Sayings will add a small touch of elegance to so many different card projects!

Both of these sets along with more will be available Thursday night at 7:00 PM central time at

And check out this fabulous sneak peek video by Melanie Muenchinger featuring both of these new sets! Click here to watch the video- Sneak Peek Video 1

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks coming tomorrow!

Gina K.

Monday, February 15, 2016


Sometimes it really works out great... 

When we moved to Milwaukee, our daughter Rina found a great swim team and a wonderful coach! She gained really supportive teammates and a wonderful school with more friends than she ever had in her life! As a family, we settled in to a beautiful new community full of really great people.

Because of that change, her swim times improved drastically and she ultimately was recruited to a Big10 college with a great scholarship where she will start next September. She had a wonderful swim career over the last 2 1/2 years under Coach Robert White and is finishing up her age group swimming career at the nationally renowned Ozaukee Aquatics under Coach Steve Keller.

Check out this article! Rina Krupsky commits to University of Minnesota

And she's happy.

Alicia has moved here to Milwaukee too! (Can you hear my smile?) She is finishing up her college career at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee studying film and directing and has met some wonderful people who encouraged her to stay here after her first summer home from New York.

She thinks she may head to Europe for graduate school, but thankfully, I get her for at least another year while she brushes up on her Italian. She's had some great opportunities to work with a big filmmaker here and has gained quite a bit of experience between Milwaukee and New York. And, because she is here, she may be doing some future projects with me using her visual arts background. I couldn't be happier to have her close by!

But other times... 
No matter how many I's are dotted and T's are crossed,

things still get totally messed up.

Sometimes you think something is being done a certain way, only to find out that somewhere along that chain of command, a link went missing.

And then your customer service inbox gets flooded... without flood insurance.

And your latest incentive stamp sets won't arrive for another two weeks, even though they were supposed to be here today.

So what do you do?

When this method doesn't work...

You make ANOTHER change!
With a BETTER plan attached!

So here is what we are going to do... ready?

By the end of  May we will:

  • Speed up processing of orders
  • Go back to shipping orders by priority mail
  • Bring in  full-time customer service reps
  • Get a new phone line to allow call-in orders and have real people to talk to
  • Bring card stock back to the online store for our international customers
  • Get a better handle on inventory so we don't run out of products as often
  • and more...

I also have a couple of other surprises up my sleeve that I can't talk about yet but once the paperwork is completed, I will have some VERY exciting things to share.
(Give me another week or two on that.)

I am really sorry that some of the changes we made weren't what we all expected and that we disappointed you in the process. I hope you hang in there with us. I know. We all know. We are frustrated too. And we will fix them.

Thanks so much for reading this. I hope you had a little chuckle along the way. With our new plan, things are going to get a lot better!!

Much love and big hugs to all of you for your support!!
Gina K.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Coffee Therapy- the new Gina K. Designs Incentive

Hi Everyone,

As I sit here sipping on my coffee, I am reminded of how many great conversations I have had with friends and family over this hot cuppa' therapy. It made me realize that we needed a stamp set to send to those coffee enthusiasts and java therapists in our lives (which is just about everyone I know!)

Introducing Coffee Therapy- yours free with any $75.00 purchase.

Today, the design team has put together an inspirational blog hop featuring our latest incentive set. 

Enjoy the beautiful projects created for you by the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a Gina K. Designs prize package!

To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTVfew days after the hop.

Click to enlarge

Here is a little card I whipped up last night in no time. I used some Blue Lagoon, Lipstick and Grass Green ink along with some White, Black Onyx and Blue Lagoon Card stock. I had a few buttons in my button jar that were a close match so I adhered one with some DODZ and Black Onyx Twisted Twine. The embossing folder is an old Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder but you can use any folder to add a little texture. I scored along the edge of the embossed area to finish it off and stamped my greeting with some Black Onyx ink.

Ready to get inspired? Just click on the links below to continue on through today's blog hop. :)

Don’t forget to stop by to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” category at

Enjoy today's hop and Happy Stamping!
Gina K.