Make Your Holiday Shine with Foil-Mates™

Monday, November 13, 2017

Hello everyone,

The Cast and Crew for Gina K. Designs are showcasing the beautiful Holiday Foil-Mates™ . All of the new Holiday Foil-Mates™ are available in the Gina K. Designs store. We hope to inspire you with some beautiful cards and gift projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!

 Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:

My first card is an A2 gate fold card. I used the snowflake pattern from the Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™Backgrounds - Blizzard pack. I foiled the snowflakes with the Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" - Sparkling Silver. The sentiment is from the Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments - Joyful Holiday and die cut with the Gina K. Designs Double Stitched Squares Dies and Gina K. Designs Single Stitched Squares Dies and foiled with Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" - Radiant Red.
I have some baked cookies that I have added one of the tags from the Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments • Tag Tidings.  These tags are perfect for any gifts that you want to give.  The added foil makes the tags look so classy.  They are quick and easy to put together, using the Gina K. Designs Decorative Tag Dies set.  As you can see I couldn't just make one!


I created a box of Christmas cards to give as a gift.  The box has 4 cards and 4 envelopes.  The clear box is sold in the Gina K Store, here.  There are 10 boxes in the set.   


The gift tag on the clear box is from Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments • Tag Tidings, I used the Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" • Radiant Red to foil my tag.  I die cut the tag from the Gina K. Designs Decorative Tag DiesThe white ribbon is very nice, I used the Gina K video to make the ribbon.  If you have trouble making bows like I do, stop over to Gina's YouTube Channel or StampTV and watch the video, there are several tips on how to make bows.  The following cards are in the gift box.  
GKD Supplies Used:
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: Red Velvet and Black
Tools: Minc, Misti and Big Shot

GKD Supplies Used:

GKD Supplies Used:
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: Red Velvet and Black
Tools: Minc and Misti 

GKD Supplies Used:
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: Heavy weight White and Black
Tools: Minc, Misti and Big Shot

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $25 Gina K. Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.  

Here is the list of designers, be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment for a better chance to win!  Thanks so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Joy Clair New Release!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair featuring the newly release Everyday set called ""Calendar Fun" and the Color by Faith "Born is the King". If you have not visited the Joy Clair blog, please stop by to see all the wonderful designs the design team has created. You will definitely be inspired!

I hope you will play along with the Joy Clair Challenge this month. The theme is always anything goes and our Design Team uses a photo inspiration to create their project that you can use too. If you would like to join the challenge, you can find all the details here. As always, you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.

Here is how I put the December calendar together:

1. I stamped the calendar grid on colored card stock measured 4 3/8 x 4, the white layer measures 4 5/8 x 4 1/4, the red layer measures 4 3/4 x 4 1/2,
2. I then stamped the month (December) in the center of the grid with Versafine Onyx Black ink,
3. I stamped the days of the week and then I added the numbers.

This is a simple and easy stamp set to use. I didn't add to much on the calendar because I don't have anything scheduled for December, but I'm sure it will fill up soon!

Calendar Fun Clear Stamps




My second card is the Joy Clair "Born is the King".  This set is so nice!  I love the font of all the sentiments.  This set can be used over and over on any of your Christmas cards.

Here is how I put it together.

1.  I cut several layers and adhered them to my card,
2.  I stamped the sentiment and image from the Joy Clair "Born is the King" set,
3.  I then cut another dove and used copics to color it and popped it on the dove I stamped on the paper,
4.  I finished the card off by adding some clear droplets.

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Please follow Joy Clair's facebook page, Color by Faith Bible Journaling Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and YouTube channel for your inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #75 - Fall Style!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hello everyone!

Welcome to another wonderful challenge with Retro Rubber!  The challenge for the next couple of weeks is "color, fall style".  I believe I have told you before, I love making autumn cards, I love the rich colors of orange, brown, green and purple.  I hope you will play along with us!  To play along with the Retro Rubber Challenges you must use a stamp set that is at least a year old and tell us how old your stamp set is.

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Here is my take on the challenge.  I love this stamp set by Taylored Expressions, it is called Lavender Bouquet.   The set was  released sometime in April 2015.  


Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. You have until November 17th to join in on the fun!




Joy Clair New November Release - Dog Gone Chirstmas

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Hello everyone!

So excited about Joy Clair Christmas release!   There are so many cool stamp sets!  I am featuring the new set called "Dog Gone Christmas".  This is the cutest set, there are a couple of dogs, dog paws, a dog house and some other small dog related elements.  Perfect to use even after Christmas!

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Let's start the fun, the design team has been creating away and you will want to hop along to each of the blogs, which are listed below.  As always there is a prize for our readers and visitors that comment.  So don't forget to visit each blog, leave a comment and tell us which is your favorite stamp set from the new release!  I can't wait to read which is your favorite.

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Here is my card:


Here is how I put my card together:
  1. My card is an A2 card (horizontal) measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,
  2. I cut a piece of card stock  4 1/4 x 3 1/2 and stamped the dog paws, I adhered it to the base of the card,
  3. I cut a piece of white card stock to look like a hill of snow and adhered it to the card,
  4. I stamped all the images from the Joy Clair Dog Gone Christmas stamp set with Black Memento Ink, 
  5. I then cut the images with the Brother Scan and Cut, and colored them with copics, and placed the images where I wanted them on the cardm
  6. I  stamped my sentiment and cut it out and used dimensional's to add it to my card.
Are you ready?!  If you get lost along the way, you can start HERE on the Joy Clair blog.  Don't forget to leave your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of this release! Here is the complete list for the November Blog Hop:

Donna Idlet -YOU ARE HERE

Have fun and enjoy!!!

A Blog Named Hero with Neat & Tangled!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hello everyone!

This month A Blog Named Hero is collaborating with another one of my favorite companies which is Neat & Tangled! Make sure you stop over at A Blog Named Hero's blog to get some inspiration all month long! And join in on the challenge which will be announced November 6th, so make sure you come back to see what the challenge will be.

Now onto my card, my card is an A2 card, I started by die cutting the Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti Fancy Frame with white card stock using my big shot machine.  I then used Distressed inks to create the blue background.  I then cut a piece of silver glitter paper to go behind the snowflakes to give them some dimension.  I then stamped all the images I wanted to use from the Neat & Tangled Merry Kisses (aren't those fox so cute!), I colored all the elements with copic markers. I then die cut the word "winter" with silver glitter paper and the background with black card stock from  the Neat & Tangled Hello Winter Die set.   The sentiment "wishes" is from the Hero Arts Color Layering Dimensional Bird which I stamped and embossed with silver embossing powder




I hope I have inspired you in some way to get those embossing materials out and have fun! Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon.

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Simon Says Stamp
Ellen Hutson
Hero Arts

Joy Clair November Challenge - Stencil It

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hello everyone,

It's the beginning of November and Joy Clair has a new challenge which is "Stencil It".  Joy Clair has a challenge starting at the beginning of every month.  There may be an inspiration photo, but the challenges are always "Anything Goes".  Joy Clair will be giving away one $25 gift card to the Joy Clair Store, randomly selected to give everyone a chance to win.


Here is the inspirational photo and my card for your inspiration:



My card is an A2 card, I cut another layer, stamped the sentiment from the Joy Clair Fall Leaves stamp set with versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then added some foam tape to pop the layer up on my card.  I then stamped the leaves from the Joy Clair Fall Leaves on some color card stock and embossed it in white.  I popped the leaves up with foam tape and finished the card off by adding a bow with some twine.


The Joy Clair rules are very simple, you can use any stamp set, the them is  Anything Goes, post your project on your personal blog or an online gallery and link back to Joy Clair.
  • MUST directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post. (Or entry will not count)
  • Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
  • Number of entries is unlimited.
  • Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below.
Please follow Joy Clair's facebook pageColor by Faith Bible Journaling facebook pageInstagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave me a comment if you like my card, I love reading them. If you are not a follower, please follow my blog to stay up to date on what's going on.


Retro Rubber Challenge #74 - Sketch Challenge

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber and we have a fun sketch for you to try!  I hope you will join the fun with the team!    The rules to play along with Retro Rubber are very simple, make sure the stamp you use on your project is at least one year or older.   For more details on the rules, you can find them over on Retro Rubber Challenge blog.  Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get more inspiration, the design team has some wonderful creations!

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Here is my take on the sketch.  I am using a sentiment from Gina K Design mini stamp set called "Massive Messages" and it was released June 2016.


My card is a CAS card....I cut a piece of design paper and adhered it to my card.  Using my paper cutter I cut the long triangles out and adhered them to my card.  I added the sentiment and finished off the card with some enamel dots.  Simple but fun!

Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. You have until November 3rd to join in on the fun!

Gina K Designs Merry & Bright StampTV Kit Inspiration!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Hello everyone!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Gina K Designs Merry & Bright StampTV Kit.   We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! These stamp sets are so fun, versatile and you can make a variety of different cards and projects with or without dies!  Have fun and be creative!

You will have so much fun creating with these images and sentiments. Here is everything that comes in the kit:

Merry & Bright StampTV Kit

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:



GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments

Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Red Velvet and Green Grass
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: White and Red Velvet 
Tools: Misti and Big Shot
Other:  Large and Small Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Sets and 
Seasonal Sentiments die set




GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments
Tools: Misti and Big Shot
Other:  Fabulous Label Die Set, sequins and 
Word die from the Seasonal Sentiments die set



GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments and Merry and Bright
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Red Velvet and Grass Green
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: White and Black
Tools: Misti and Big Shot
Other:   Seasonal Sentiments die set and Word die
Clear Droplets, stickles

Did you miss the Release Party a couple of weeks ago?  Here are a another card I showed.


GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Red Velvet, Green Grass, Charcoal Brown
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: White, Red Velvet and Green Grass
Tools: Misti
Other: stickles


GKD Supplies Used:

Stamps: Merry & Bright Stamp TV Kit

Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Ocean Mist, In the Navy
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: White and Black
Tools: Misti

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have been inspired!  For more inspiration, below is the blog hop list, please stop by and leave a comment for your chance to win a $50 gift card to the Gina K Store.  



Back with Joy Clair

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am back again with Joy Clair!  I am showcasing today the Color by Faith - Bible Journaling collection "Faith Quotes".  This set has some amazing quotes that are perfect for bible journaling, but also for making a quick card.  My card is an A2 card, I die cut the top layer with a Rectangle Stitched die, I then used a few Circle Stitched die and cut them out randomly.  I then die cut some stitched circles from the Rinea paper foil and added them to the die cut circles on the card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Joy Clair Faith Quotes stamp set and die cut it out with a stitched circle and used foam tape to pop it up on my card. 
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My next card, I had so much fun creating!  The stamp set is another release from last month from Joy Clair called  "Out of this World".  It is a box card die that I used from Lawn Fawn.  I die cut three of the pieces and put the box together.  I used a sheet of paper measuring 5x8 and distressed the paper using Tim Holtz distressing inks.  I splattered some water, white and black distress paint and Sheer Shimmer Sparkle onto the distressed piece of paper so that it could look like the galaxy.  I then used the dies from the box card and die cut the sides out of the paper I distressed and adhered them to the box.  The top of the box where the scallops are, I made a interactive piece so Saturn can move around the card.  I colored all the elements using copics from the Joy Clair "Out of this World".  I used clear acetate to place the elements in the box card. 

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Closer look at the box card.


Here I wanted you to see the bottom of the box card.


I hope I have given you some inspiration.  If you have not had a chance to join the "anything goes" challenge, please take a minute and join.  Joy Clair will be giving away one $25 gift card to the Joy Clair Store, randomly selected to give everyone a chance to win.

Please follow Joy Clair's facebook pageColor by Faith Bible Journaling facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have  a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your 




Jump Start the Holidays with Hero Arts

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hello everyone!

Today we are hopping to celebrate all things fall and winter - and to rev up your holiday card making motors! We are also joining Lea Lawson during her month-long Crafty Comeback Party. Lea is an amazing designer, and we are thrilled to support her! Tune into her blog every day this month - she began the party on October 7, and there have been many beautiful cards and fabulous giveaways along the way!  I am so excited because A Blog Named Hero has been invited to join this hop with lots of Inspiration, so please stop over at A Blog Named Hero's blog to see what the fabulously talented design team has created for your inspiration!

What's a hop without a prize!  You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate, randomly chosen from all of the comments left at every stop along the blog hop. To enter, leave a comment on any of the blogs by Friday, November 10 at 11:59pst, and the winner will be announced on Lea Lawson's blog the on Sunday, November 12.

Now onto my card: 

I am using the Hero Arts Winter Scene stamp and die set.  I stamped the jar then stamped the images inside the jar from the same set.  I then stamped the jar again on some silver card stock and fuzzy cut the lid and used foam tap to add it to the jar to give it dimension.  The background I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder Snowflake Speckles, then used foam tape to add the jar in the center of the card.  I then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set Snowflakes by Lia.  I finished the card off by adding some Hero Arts Champagne sequin Mix.





Thank you so much for stopping by, enjoy the hop and enjoy the creations the other design team members have created!  And don't forget you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate, randomly chosen from all of the comments left!

The Hero Arts Blog
Lea Lawson
Ilina Crouse
Jana Millen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Lisa Stein
Coralynn Murray
Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE
Emily Midgett
Kelly Szafron
Kimberly Rendino
Melissa Chipperfield
Michelle Lupton
Swapna Patil
Tracy Freeman
Libby Hickson

GINA K DESIGNS –INSPIRATION BLOG HOP – DAY 2

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hello everyone!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K. Designs! 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 new stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Chris Dayton and the new incentive stamp set.

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!

Noelle Mouse- CLEAR

Purrfect Christmas-  CLEAR

INCENTIVE SET - Free with a $75.00 order


Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Turquoise Sea 
and Black
Tools: Misti
Other: black enamel dots, variety of Nuvo Drops, 
Large and Small Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Sets


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Red Velvet 
and Black
Tools: Misti
Other: enamel dots, copics
Large and Small Circle Foil-Mates Die Sets



GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Incentive Set - Scripty Holiday (free with a $75 order)
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Red Velvet 
and Black
Tools: Misti

If you missed the release party last week here are the cards I showed.


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock 
Other:  variety of enamel dots, Black Nuvo Drops, 
copics



GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White and Black
Tools: Misti
Other:  copics



GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Incentive Set - Scripty Holiday (free with a $75 order)
Snowflakes from Peaceful Holidays - Illustrator Theresa Momber
GKD Embossing Powder - Detailed White
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock -  Red Velvet and Black
Tools: Misti
Other:  Rhinestones

I hope I have inspired you and you are ready to create some Christmas cards or gifts for the holiday!  You want some more inspiration, hop on over to Gina and the Cast and Crew and see what they have created.  



Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again next week for some more inspiration!


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