Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Foil-Mates Summer Release Blog Hop

Congratulations to these winners of a $50 gift certificate:

As always, I love your cards and ideas of how to use various items (new and old). I was going to watch your video first, but got caught up in the fun of the blog hop. So once I've finished "hopping" then I'll go back to your video. Thanks for sharing your joy of life -- it's definitely contagious.

Love your cards! The little Elephant is so cute!! Using the Wreath builder was a brilliant idea!

I'm always amazed at your beautiful cards! You are so talented. Thanks for the inspiration.

Please send and email to info@ginakdesigns.com and tell them that you won the $50 gift certificate from the Foil-Mates New Release Blog Hop and they will get that right out to you! And thanks to everyone who played along! We appreciate your kind words!

Hi Everyone,

Today, the design team and I have a blog hop for you featuring our newest addition to the Gina K. Designs / ThermOWeb Foil-Mates line! 

We are also giving away THREE $50 Gift Certificates to three lucky winners who leave comments on our blogs. The winners will be posted right here on my blog on Thursday morning!

I'm really excited about these new Foil-Mates designs. Here is a look at all four new options:

I made a lot of projects featuring this new line and I have a new video that's a little bit long, but there is so much fun to share! 

In my first project, I used the new Better with You Sentiment Pack along with Bold Backdrops for the background. Then, I used the negative piece to create a second version! This really expands your opportunities to use every bit of foil in beautiful ways!

In my second project, I made a birthday card and some matching tags. I used the new Birthday Bash Sentiment set along with the new Tag Borders for the tags. For the backgrounds, I used the Time to Celebrate backgrounds along with Stars and Stripes. I mixed in some of the Time to Celebrate Stamp-n-Foil System and my project was ready as a card and a matching tag to hang off of a gift! In my video, I show you how easy it is to use two colors of foil at one time for a multi-color effect.

In my third project, I used the new Label Borders and I mixed in an older Gina K. Design stamp set called Spring Blessings. I also used the Vibrant Vines Background pack to create a rich leafy backdrop. I love how you can mix any of your stamps with the new Tag Borders and Label Borders and cut them our with the Tag and Label Dies Sets. This is a great way to add a little sparkle to your every day stamping projects. And they also are great for framing out photos for scrapbook pages.

Here is my full video featuring these projects. It's a little bit longer today but there was SO many ideas to share!

Ready for more inspiration?

Start hopping here:
Gina K.- You are here

And don't forget to comment for those chances to win!

You can get the new Foil-Mates Collection by visiting Gina K. Designs HERE

Enjoy today's inspiration and Happy Foiling! 

Gina K.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge 10th Anniversary Blog Hop

ETA: We have a winner!!
Hi Gina, Boy it is hard to pick a favorite. Lately, I've been challenged the most by watercolor. I've been using my water brush and the tip of my AquaBlend pencils to color my images. So I guess I'm using both watercolor and colored pencils.
Send an email to info@ginakdesigns.com and tell them you won the 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop Giveaway on Gina's Blog! They will send your gift certificate to you by email. :)

Thanks to everyone for joining in! Have a great day!

Hi Everyone,

I am so honored to joining in on my amazing friend Kathy Raccosin's Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop and Giveaway! Can you believe that it's be 10 years? And every year, I learn something new and get more and more into coloring!

If you are new to the challenge, the premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. However feel free to  jump in or out as time permits. Any coloring medium is great!

Click here for DAY 1. TO UPLOAD YOUR COLORING or here on Instagram or here on Facebook.

Please remember to use the hashtag
#thedailymarker30day and tag @kathyrac.
For kids & young adults #thedailymarker30daykids

Questions & Answers plus more info on The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge can be found here. If you are more visual here is a video.

If you have any questions about “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” you can refer to this post.  If you want more info on The Coloring Challenge Road Trip click here.

I have been into watercolor lately! So for my project, I chose to use the new Rose Peonies from the Sunshine and Love StampTV Kit.

First, I watercolored my images with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Then, I stamped a greeting from the Painted Autumn stamp set and cut it out with Double Stitched Ovals dies and layered it on top of one of the Single Stitched Ovals dies. Then, I arranged my bouquet with adhesive and foam squares to add dimension. I created the texture in the background using the large 6 X 6 Gauze Background stamp and stamping it with Moonlit Fog Ink.

Here is an up close shot of my flowers. By embossing them first with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder, it made it easier for me to watercolor and stay inside the lines. It's my favorite way to use watercolors.

There are lots of prizes in this giveaway! Check out Kathy's Blog to enter to win the prizes below and check on the individual blogs along the way to see what others might be doing!

I have a giveaway today as well! I am giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to Gina K. Designs! (Winner will be announced back here at the top of this post on Monday.)

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what you like to color with the most. For me, I think I always go back to colored pencils and gamsol as my favorite, however, watercolor markers have been on my desk a lot lately. How about you?

Ready for more coloring inspiration?

You may have arrived here from the talented Creative Chic

Your next stop is Hero Arts

If any of the links along the way don't work, you can always head back to Kathy's blog for the full list because you won't want to miss anything!

I hope you enjoy today's inspiration and Happy Coloring!