Gina K Sneak Peeks – Day 4!

Today I have two great sets to share with you!  One from Nina Brackett called Gleefully Yours and the other is the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE set – Smile!  These are both great sets – and I am always a sucker for the Free set – it never fails to be awesome!

Now before I get started – I also wanted to say that I have been using the new Grand Caliber machine from Spellbinders for the last few weeks – and man that thing is awesome!  I’ve used the Cuttlebug and the Wizard in the past – and this sucker beats them both!  It us SO SO easy to crank – the Cuttlebug can be a real bear sometimes to crank things though it (you know, when you are afraid you are going to snap a plate!).  The Wizard was great – but NOISY!  Plus I sometimes had to run thick papers, like watercolorpaper, though several times to get a good cut.  Not this baby!  It cuts right through the first time, every time!  Seriously cool!  So if you are in the market for a die cut machine, this one is easy peasy to use!

First up today I have Nina’s set, Gleefully Yours!  Now I am a GLEE fan (the show, that is!) and I thought this was incredibly cute!  I wanted to do something subtle and let the images speak for themselves…..I hope I achieved that!  I used the music notes Cuttlebug folder in the background to go along with the music theme.  Funny enough – I was actually watching the episodes of The Sing-Off I had DVR’d while I made this card – appropriate, huh?!

Next up I had Smile by Gina K Designs.  This is the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE set for this month.  AND I LOVE IT!  I adore the images, so cute and fun – they totally make me smile.  And for once…..and believe me, this is RARE…..I had an idea pop into my head and it worked out just perfectly.  I don’t usually work like that, but it did here.  The entire card took about 10 minutes, which is very unusual for me, I like to agonize over every selection of every detail…….lol!  I hope this makes you smile!

Please be sure to check out the other Design Team Member blogs to see more samples !    And join us over at StampTV for the Release Party on Thursday 7-10pm CST (That is TONIGHT!!!!)

Enjoy!

Gina K Sneak Peeks – Day 3

Today I have a brand new StampTV kit to share with you – Sent With Love by Gina K Designs!  This is a great set full of all the images you need (and sentiments too!) for making Valentines!  I had a hard time choosing which image to work with and ended up just reading for a file of patterned paper and picking one THEN choosing an image to go with it!  So here’s my take on it with some paper from October Afternoon…..I used my Koh-i-noor pencils again to color this one….and LOTS of dimensionals!  I can’t make a card without them, you know!

Please be sure to check out the other Design Team Member blogs to see more samples!    And join us over at StampTV for the Release Party on Thursday 7-10pm CST!

Enjoy!

Gina K Sneak Peeks – Day 2!

Hello!  Today I have an adorable stamp set to show you a peek at from Theresa Momber, Dino-Mite! And believe me – anyone with little boys is going to love this one!  Or any dinosaur lover!

I decided to break out my Koh-i-noor pencils for this guy – I haven’t used them in awhile and I have forgotten how easy they are to color with!  And their bright shades were just perfect for the October Afternoon papers I paired the image with!  I did some creative layering with the coordinating striped paper as well as a few different nesties too!  I do this a lot – but it really seems to make things pop to me – just running either the black ink pad of your choice or a black marker along the edge of your cardstock to give it a little extra pop from the layer beneath it.  Simple, but effective!

Please be sure to check out the other Design Team Member blogs to see more samples of both this set by Theresa as well as Hopeful Hearts by Tami Mayberry!    And join us over at StampTV for the Release Party on Thursday 7-10pm CST!

Enjoy!


Gina K Sneak Peeks – Day 1

Hello!  I hope you all rang in 2011 with a bang!  We had a lovely *glow* party here with some RockBand 3, plenty of glow sticks, and some sparkling cider!  That’s the New Year’s Eve of parenthood, right??  Oh well – we had fun!

And today I have some more great stamp sets to give you a peek at from Gina K!  First up for today is a cutie from Rupa Shevda – Ready Set Snow!  It’s full of the cutest snowy fun images! I paired it with some paper from BasicGrey’s Eskimo Kisses.

Next up is something from Melanie Muenchigner! She has designed a very  heartfelt set called Where Your Heart Is.  The image is just lovely and the word combinations you can make out this set are the best for so many purposes!  and to those military wives (or anyone who has to spend a lot of time away from their spouse) this is just perfect!  I paper pieced the inside of the heart with some polka dot paper.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team blogs and see all their beautiful peeks at these two sets as well!


Enjoy!