Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hello everyone,

I am stopping in and playing along with a couple of challenges.  I needed a birthday card so this was perfect to play along with Seize the Birthday, the challenge is to use bright colors!  I am also playing along with Mod Squad Challenge, the challenge is to make a birthday card and make sure there is a balloon on the card.

I am happy the way my card turned out, I believe I used nice and bright colors for the Seize the Birthday Challenge and I don't think you can miss the balloons on my card for the Mod Squad Challenge.

Here is my take on the challenges:


The stamp set I used is a retired set from Stampin Up called Celebrate Today.  I stamped the balloons with the new Gina K. Design inks and used my Scan and Cut to cut out the balloons.  I die cut the colorful layer and adhered it to my top folding card.  I added the balloons to the card with foam tape and added some twine from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon!

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Joy Clair - Happy Mother's Day

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair and we are celebrating Mother's Day!  I am using the Joy Clair Doodle Flowers set on my card.  Be sure to stop over at the Joy Clair blog and see what the design team has created.

Here is my card.


Here is how I put my card together:

1.  A2 card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
2.  The embossed layer is 4 x 5 1/4,
3.  The plaid paper measures 2 1/2 x 5 1/4,
4.  I stamped the images from the Doodle Flowers set and cut it out with my Scan and Cut, and then colored it with copics,
5.  I stamped the word "happy" from the "Hello Sentiments set and cut it out with my Scan and Cut, I layered it with some black foam to give it some dimension,
6.  I stamped the sentiment "mother's day" also from the "Hello Sentiments set, then die cut it,
7. I added all the elements to the card,
8.  I finished it off by adding some clear bubble drops.

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MONTHLY MIX CHALLENGE: MMC42018 - Spring or Easter Themed Card

Sunday, April 15, 2018

http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/mmc22018-and-the-envelope-please


Hello everyone!

I'm playing along with the April Monthly Mix Challenge over at StampTV. My design team mate  Rema DeLeeuw is this month's hostess and her challenge is called, "Spring or Easter!" All the challenge details can be found HERE.

I am using the lovely stamp set illustrated by Lisa Hetrick called You Are. I stamped the wreath in Gina K. Designs inks Applemint and Grass Green. The flowers are stamped in Lovely Lavender. The happy is from the Bundle Stamps and Dies- Tropical Blooms and the Spring if from the Happy Spring Stamp set. I added some Crystalline Drops and sequins to finish off my card.


Thank you for stopping by, I hope you will take the time to play along with the challange, you have the chance to win a $75.00 gift card to the Gina K. Designs store!

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Gina K. Designs You Are
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Happy Spring Clear
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Bundle Stamps and Dies- Tropical Blooms
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Lovely Lavender
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Layering Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Color Companions Ink Pad- Lovely Lavender
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Color Companions Ink Pad- Grass Green
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Color Companions Ink Pad- Applemint
[ GNK ]
VersaFine- Onyx Black Ink Pad - Gina K. Designs, LLC
[ GNK ]
My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames
[ MFT ]
Original MISTI Mouse Pad
[ GNK | SSS | MSW ]
MISTI Bar Magnet - Gina K. Designs LLC
[ GNK ]
S- Scor-Buddy - Gina K. Designs, LLC
[ GNK | MSW | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Sand Eraser
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Tidy Towel
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Crystalline Drops- 2 oz
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Connect Glue- 2 oz
[ GNK ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER Tool SSSTF at Simon Says STAMP!
[ SSS ]
Scotch Pink ATG One Fourth Inch Adhesive Gun
[ SBC ]
Scotch Pink ATG One Fourth Inch General Purpose Tape Refills 2 Pack
[ SBC ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Misti - My Sweet Petunia
[ MSW | SSS | GNK ]

Gina K. Designs 2018 New Colors Release

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am so excited to share the following cards with you, introducing the NEW Gina K. Designs new inks and paper collection! These inks are amazing, they are so rich and vibrant, you are going to love these.  The inks come in a full ink pad or you can get the cubes.  The cardstock is also amazing, they are rich in color and the cardstock is 100 lbs and you can purchase the envelopes to match. All these items are available right now in the Gina K. Store, hop on over and get whatever you want before everything is sold out!  The colors of the inks, cardstock and envelopes are Coral Reef, Lucky Clover, Plum Punch, Sea Glass, Slate, Tangerine Twist, Tranquil Teal and Key Lime.  You can find these under the what's new tab in the Gina K. Store.

Be sure to stop over to all the design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 gift card to the Gina K. Designs store.

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I hope you will enjoy my samples I created with the new inks and cardstock.

My first card I used the Gina K. Stamp set called Sending Love.  To create my card, I used the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder stencil.  I stamped the butterflies with every color of the new inks.  The circle around the sentiment is the slate and I stamped the sentiment from the Wreath Builder stamp set with the Amalgam Black.  The card base is the Coral Reef cardstock.



My second card, I used the Wreath Builder stamp set and the Wreath Builder templates.  I used the Tangerine Twist, Tranquil Teal, Lucky Clover and Key Lime inks on this card.  I used the Tangerine Twist for the base and the Slate for the layer.  The hello sentiment is from the Gina K. Designs Hello Beautiful illustrated by Lisa Hetrick.



I love how colorful this card is again I used every color in the new inks. The card base is Sea Glass with the Slate layer.  The stamp set is the Gina K. Designs Boho Flowers.


My last card, I used the Plum Punch and Key Lime inks.  I used a jumbo dauber to ink the Gina K. Designs Floral stencil.  The sentiment is from the Gina K. Designs stamp set Lettered Lovely illustrated by Emily Schroepfer.


I've listed the products I used for both cards below.  Click on the link to go directly to the product.  Where available I've used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

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Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed my cards as much as I loved designing them.  Don't forget you have a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Gina K. Designs store.  Again all the inks are available under the what's new tab here.  


Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE!




Joy Clair - Music Makers Birthday Card

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair and I have a card to share with you today!  I pulled out an oldie but goodie stamp set called Music Makers.  This stamp set makes me happy!  It has several musical elements and many sentiments in the set.



Here is how I put my card together:

1. I started with an A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2),
2. I cut the black layer (4 x 5 1/4) and white layer (3 7/8 x 5) for the card,
3.  I used my Misti to add the music notes on the white layer,
4.  I then masked off the music notes and added the piano keys to the bottom of the layer,
5. I die cut a circle with vellum,
6.  I then stamped the "happy" from the Joy Clair "Hello Sentiments" set with black memento ink,
7.  I then used my Brother Scan and Cut machine to cut it out,
8.  I then stamped the word "birthday" from the Joy Clair "Hello Sentiments" set in black memento ink and die cut it,
9.  I added the happy and birthday to the circle vellum and adhered it to the card,
10.  I finished off the card by adding some black enamel dots.

This card is clean and simple and was very easy to put together!

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.  One lucky winner will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.

For more inspiration make sure to follow Joy Clair on their social media platforms: Joy Clair blog, facebook pageJoy Clair Stamp ProjectsColor By Faith Facebook Group, Instagram, TwitterPinterest and Youtube channel to be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways!

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

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RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE BLOG #84 - April Showers

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge blog and we have a new challenge, which is an inspiration photo - April Showers.

If you have not joined our challenges before, the rules are very simple, just use a stamp older than a year and you must include the age (or approximate age) of the stamp in your blog post.


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Here is my take on the challenge:



My image is from the stamp set by Studio Katia called "Hello Alice" and was released in December  2016.  I water colored my background onto water color paper and adhered it to a top folding card.  I colored the images with copics and adhered them to the card with foam tape.  The sentiment is also from Studio Katia called "Happy" which was released in February 2016.  I stamped the word "spring" from the "Happy" stamp set and die cut it and popped it up on the card.

Are you ready to play along? Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get more inspiration, the design team has some wonderful creations! Thank you for stopping by, you have until April 20th to join the fun!

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Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs