Joy Clair - Doodle Flowers

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am back again this month with Joy Clair.  I am featuring one of the newest stamp set called "Doodle Flowers" and the sentiment is from the Joy Clair set "Everyday Sentiments".  This month sure is flying by, if  you have not visited the Joy Clair blog, please stop by to see all the wonderful creations the design team has created.  You will definitely be inspired!

There is still about a week to 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 my card for inspiration.  This months theme for the design team is layering.  I think I meant this requirement pretty well.  Below I will tell you how I put my card together.



How I put my card together:

1.  A2 card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,
2.  I cut a few different design papers to make my layers, the flower piece measures 3 7/8 x 5 1/2, the stripe piece is 1" and the cardstock that is in between the design paper is just a small piece I put in between,
3.  I die cut the scallop piece from the Lawn Fawn Scallop die set,
4.  I stamped the image from the Joy Clair Doodle Flowers stamp set and colored them with copics,
5.  I stamped the sentiment from the Joy Clair Everyday Sentiment stamp set with versamark and then added some white embossing powder and heat embossed it,
6.  I then die cut the image out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle set,
7.  I finished off my card with some black enamel dots. 


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Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #63 - Color Challenge

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and we have a new challenge and it is "color my world".  You can use the photo below for your inspiration.   Also, make sure the stamp you use on your project is at least one year or older.   If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.  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!





Here is my take on the challenge.  I am using a Mama Elephant stamp set called Thank You Wishes, which was released in January 2016.  My card is an A2 card, the design paper is 4 x 51/2, I then cut two pieces of card stock 4 x 5, I used the Lawn Fawn die to cut the frame at the bottom and then I layered the two together.  I stamped my sentiment from the Mama Elephant set with Versafine black ink.  To finish my card, I added some sequins.  



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 June 2nd to join in on the fun! 

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Gina K Designs - Fun with Fabulous Foil-Mates Blog Hop

Monday, May 22, 2017


Hi everyone! 

Gina K and the team have received such amazing feedback on the new Foil-Mates, Fancy Foils and dies that we have decided to put together a special hop for you today! This blog hop is a blend of a video blog hop featuring tutorials from Gina K and a few members of the team and a traditional blog hop featuring beautiful cards from other members of the team. 

Over the past few weeks, the Foil-Mates products have been flying off the shelves at Gina K Designs. Please be assured that if they are out-of-stock, they will quickly be back on the shelves again soon. In fact, Gina just stocked the shelves with a fresh batch of Foil-Mates, Fancy Foils and dies and more will be on the way.

If you are new to Foil-Mates, they are used to step-up the shimmer and shine in your card projects! Creating cards is never more easy and beautiful when you work with this new line of foil products. From beautiful pre-printed Foil-Mates, to stunning colors of Fancy Foils, when you combine them together the outcome is stunning! Discover how many various combinations of different cards and invitations you are able to create with Gina’s Foil-Mates products. With many of Gina’s most popular signature colors now available in foil, coordinating with Gina K Designs card stock and ink has never been easier!

We would like to thank Therm O Web for being such a great partner in the Foil-Mates line of products.







Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop and that person will 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:

My first card features the Birthday Essentials Foil-Mates Sentiments set.  I cut the image out using the Foil-Mates Rectangle Large set and foiled it with Passionate Pink - Fancy Foil.  I then used the Stars and Stripes foil Mates and used Passionate Pink - Fancy Foil for the polka dots and the Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils for the stripes.  I am in love with all these foils, it sure does make a classy card for anyone you want to send one to.


GKD Supplies Used:
Birthday Essentials Foil-Mates
Polka Party Foil-Mates
Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates
Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils
Passionate Pink - Fancy Foils
GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock - White, Black and 
Passionate Pink
Small & Large Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Sets
Thermoweb 3D1/4" Foam Squares
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Runner


Here is a closer look of the card.

My next card, I am using the Birthday Essentials Foil-Mates Sentiments set again. The background, I used the Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates, I foiled the stars with Jelly Bean Foil - Fancy Foils and the stripes with Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils.  I used the negative that I foiled from the card above.  It's so nice that you can use every piece of the foil if you have   To the Deco Foil Toner Sheets.  Gina K has a nice video you can watch if you are not sure how to use the Deco Foil Toner Sheets.


GKD Supplies Used:
Birthday Essentials Foil-Mates
Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates
Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils
Jelly Bean - Fancy Foils
Passionate Pink - Fancy Foils
Wild Lilac - Fancy Foils
GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock - White and Black 
Small & Large Oval Foil-Mates Die Sets
Thermoweb 3D1/4" Foam Squares
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Runner


Closer look of the card, here you can see the colors very well.

My next card is a very clean and simple card, again I used the negative piece that I foiled with the Deco Foil Toner Sheet, I also die cut the butterfly with the Toner Sheet and foiled it with Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils.  The sentiment if from the Gina K Massive Messages.  


GKD Supplies Used:
Polka Dot - Foil-Mates
Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils
Jelly Bean - Fancy Foils
GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock - White and Black 
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Runner


Closer look of the card

My last card I have lots of elements on this card.  I embossed the background and layered it with the GKD layering black cardstock.  I then used the negative from my second card which was the Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates using the Toner Sheet.  I die cut the stars with the small and large foil mates die sets.  I die cut the True Friend - foil-Mates sentiment and then foiled it with the  Jelly Bean Fancy Foil.  I added all the elements to my card.  I finished it off by die cutting the stars from the Large Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Set and adhered them to my card.


GKD Supplies Used:
True Friend Foil-Mates
Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates
Jelly Bean - Fancy Foils
GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock - White, Black 
and Jelly Bean Green
Small & Large Circle Foil-Mates Die Sets
Large Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Set
Thermoweb 3D1/4" Foam Squares
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Runner



Closer look at the card.

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:


Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.


Thank you for stopping by!

CHRISTMAS CARD CHALLENGES #13 - WREATH

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with the Christmas Card Challenges and we have a new challenge which is a word prompt "Wreath".   I hope you will join in on the challenge.  



Here is my take on the card.  My card is clean and simple, but I love how it turned out.  I die cut the wreath from Penny Black Whirl Wreath and the sentiment is a Penny Black die to from Happy Holidays.  I embossed my background and adhered it to the red foil paper and added it to my A2 card.  I adhered my die cut pieces on my card and added some dot sparkler stickers for the berries.  


I hope I have inspired you to get your stamps or dies out to join in on the challenge. You will have two weeks to complete your project. Check out the Christmas Card Challenges blog for more inspiration and to link your project.

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon!

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Joy Clair and Imagine Blog Hop - Butterfly Kisses!

Thursday, May 18, 2017



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Hello everyone!

Welcome to Joy Clair and the Imagine Blog Hop! We are so happy you joined us for this fun collaboration blog hop. The design team has created some wonderful designs that will hopefully inspire you along the way. We have some great prizes all you have to do is leave a comment on each designer's blog (listed below).  You will have the opportunity to win a gift certificate for the Joy Clair store, there will be two $25 gift certificates!  The winners will be announced on the Joy Clair blog.


Here is my card.  I am using the Butterfly Kisses stamp set.  This stamp set is a fun set.  There are so many images of butterflies so you can create beautiful cards with it.  


Closer look at the card, if you look really close you can see the 
Shimmer Sparkle Spray I used on my card.


Here is how I put my card together:

1.  I first stamped my image with Memento Black Ink.  




2.  I then stamped my sentiment from the new stamp set "Hello Sentimnts", I masked off the "thanks", so I could stamp the butterflies again.  


3.  I stamped the butterflies again and this is how it looks. I colored my image with Memento Markers, I splattered some Fireworks on my project and then added some Shimmer Sparkle Spray.  I also used the Irresistible to give some of the butterflies dimension.  I finished the card off by adding some sequins using the On Point glue to adhere them.  




There you go....using the Imagine products are wonderful.  You can do so many cool techniques with the Imagine products.  It’s amazing how many products Imagine has, I didn’t know they made so many cool products.  Be sure to check out their blog to see all the many products you can use in your designs.


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!

Thank you so much for stopping by, please be sure to leave a comment on everyone's blog post so you can be entered to win one of two $25 Joy Clair Stamps Gift Cards or one of two $25 Gift Cards from Imagine!!! Joy Clair winners will be announced on the Joy Clair Blog at the end of the month and Imagine winners will be announced on the Imagine Blog.  If you missed yesterdays hop, don't forget to leave a comment there too, you will have a better chance of winning.


Thank you for stopping by, and good luck!

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