Saturday, October 03, 2015

{World Card Making Day Fun} You Make Me Happy

OK!  One more card and I'll be done. :)  I've had so much fun today!

For this card I played along with the Pick Your Pal challenge at Deedee's Digis again, using row #2 this time.  The image I used is one of the free ones that you can win - really!!  Isn't it precious??

For my sketch I used the current sketch over at Your Next Stamp....

And there you go.  I think I'm done for today!  I hope you've had as much fun on World Card Making Day as I have!!

{World CardMaking Day Fun} You've Got This!

Here's another World CardMaking Day Challenge card!

This time I pulled out the super gorgeous Vine and Butterfly stamp set that was just released by 
Gina K Designs.  Isn't it beautiful??   I *love* the sentiment - especially for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges over on Splitcoaststampers - so, of course, that's the first challenge I had in mind.

The colors for my card, though, came from this color palette photo from Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine...

I just love how the colors pop against the light gray!!

Thanks so much for putting up with all these posts today.  I'm having a ton of fun and love sharing with you!!


{World Cardmaking Day Fun} Not the Same

OK, for the record, I haven't gotten ANYTHING done today except to make a couple of cards and print out digis.  I haven't even eaten lunch yet!  But, honestly, I'm having tons of fun!!  I got a box today from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and it had this gorgeous Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice paper in it.  Oooo - what an amazing autumn color palette!!  I colored this adorable Pilgrim Owl from Deedee's Digis, so I could play along with her challenge to use autumn colors, use a button and mail right away.  Now I can't really mail it today, cuz it's Saturday and the mail has already come and gone, but I DO know exactly who I plan to send it to, and it will go out on Monday! The sketch I used is this one from the Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine blog, so I can play along in another WCMD challenge, of course! : )



{World Cardmaking Day Fun} Whimsical Christmas

It's World CardMaking Day and I decided to play along with some challenges justforfun.   I've printed out some digis, cuz I haven't played in my store of them for awhile, and I'm just going to color and make simple, fun, cards - and hopefully play along with a few challenges while I'm at it.

This card is for the Power Poppy Challenge to use a sketch, make a holiday card in non-traditional colors and add bling.  I used the colors from the inspiration picture over at Scrapbook & Cards Today.  And I'm also going to play along with one of the Hope You Can Cling to Challenges at SplitCoast because you can see this sweetie's hand in the image.  (You'll have to check out the challenge HERE for more info!!)  The digi is from Whimsy and Stars and the sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called It's a Wrap.  The background stamp, pierced rectangle dies, patterned paper, sequins and sweet doily are all from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for looking in!

Friday, October 02, 2015

{Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop} Wild Blossoms and You've Got a Friend

Welcome back!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! It's time for our September Release and, boy, do we have some treats for you this month!  We hope to inspire you with some eye candy as you hop along with us!  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. Don't forget to check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop to see if you are the winner!

Today features two of my favorite sets from the hop... although they are all amazing, so it is hard to pick favorites!

First a card from the You've got a Friend set...  

Just a little watercoloring and a strip of patterned paper from the Shabby Spring pack.  The sentiment is embossed to stand out a little more.

And another bit of watercoloring using the gorgeous Wild Blossoms set...

This is SUCH an easy card but it looks really difficult.  I simply sponged my layer of watercolor paper generously with shades of ink, then spritzed it with water.  When it was dry - or almost dry - I stamped the vine and flower.  I gave it a quick shot with my heat gun to finish the drying process and added sequins and an enamel bow from my stash.  Easy Peasy!

Don't forget that it is Friday Funday today in the Stamp TV Kit Addicts group - and it is a challenge week !!  Stop by and play along!!

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Gina K – Illustrator of Wild Blossoms and You've got a Friend in Me