Friday, April 22, 2022


 Dear Ones~

One of my besties, Donna Phelan, is guest hosting the Gina K Designs Monthly Mix Challenge for the month of April, and I'm so excited to play along. Her challenge is to use a TAG on your card. How FUN!

This is what I came up with:

I am so in love with these adorable owls. The owl image is part of GKD Forest Friends Stamp Set by Melanie Muenchinger. I thought it would be fun to stamp them 3 times on the tag to look like they are peering out at us from a hole in a tree. They are stamped on kraft with black ink, embossed with clear embossing powder and then heavily colored with white colored pencil. That white really pops against the kraft - LOVE it! The background was stamped with the GKD Something Good Stamp Set by Lisa Hetrick, I love her work. That plank of wood border is stamped with an image from the GKD Perfect Pallets Stamp Set.

The Ingredients:
GKD Dark Sage, kraft, Dark Chocolate and Sandy Beach Card
GKD Dark Chocolate, Dark Sage and Fresh Asparagus Inks
GKD Decorative Tags Die Set
GKD Forest Friends and Forest Friends Additions Stamp Sets
GKD Something Good Stamp Set
GKD Perfect Pallets Stamp Set
Prismacolor White Pencil
Trinity Stamps Baubles

This was a fun challenge to do, and I adore Donna. She has been an online crafting friend for a very long time, I met her over at Stamp TV when Gina first started doing her videos. Aren't online friendships just the best? I am blessed.

Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your lovely comments. Stay tuned for more fun challenges with old Stamp TV friends over at Gina K Designs

Until next time, here's celebrating your creative Muse!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Double D - Buildings

 Dear Ones~

This time over at Double D the theme is BUILDINGS. That's an interesting challenge, lots of possibilities. Here's the Mood Board for our inspiration:
And here is what I came up with:
Lots of die cutting here, but it's so much fun to make these little houses. I can't wait to use them for some Christmas Cards.

The Ingredients:
SU Soft Succulent Card Stock
Recollections Ivory Card Stock
Scrapbook.Com Boho Smooth Card Stock
Scrapbook.Com Floral Smooth Card Stock
Concord & 9th Home for the Holidays Dies
GLD Master Layouts 6 & 10
GKD Cottage Garden Stamp Set for Greeting

If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable Saltbox Houses die set from Impression Obsession, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created. 

I invite you to swing on over to the Double D Challenge and check it out. There's lots of inspiration to be had there. 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Mod Squad - ANYTHING GOES!!!

Dear Ones~
It's my turn again over at The Mod Squad, and I have decided to give everyone free reign. ANYTHING GOES!!! Can't wait to see what you all comes up with.


Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built StampTV, an online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, a social network for paper crafters and more! Since then they have created a new website called Gina K Designs. Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world. Gina’s goal is to continue to offer top quality signature products through her online store Gina K. Designs, along with informative and creative crafting videos. There is also a monthly card challenge, where you have 3 chances to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit that HERE.


A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here's my card:

I made this card using the GKD Flowing Florals Stamp Set, with the Mixed Messages Sentiment Sheets for the greeting. I began by stenciling the background on White Layering Weight Card Stock with Whisper Ink, using the Ornamental Fans Stencil and my GKD Blending Brushes. I heat embossed that beautiful stamp on Black Onyx Card Stock using GKD Watermark and Embossing Ink and GKD Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. The Flowers from the stamp set were stamped with Cherry Red and Tangerine Twist Ink, using the rock and roll method, and the leaves were stamped with Sea Glass and Tranquil Teal Ink using that same method. They were die cut using the companion dies from the Flowing Florals Stamp Set. I cut the card panels using the GKD Master Layouts 1 Die Set. The card was then constructed using GKD Connect Glue. Card stocks used were Black Onyx, White Layering Weight and Red Hot.

 So that's it for me this time. Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy your comments. If you are the praying kind, please lift one up for all those who are suffering from the despicable horror that is going on over in Ukraine.  There are no words!!! And don't forget to swing on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize!

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.


Double D - EASTER

Dear Ones~

 I can't believe it's almost Easter! The winter has passed, although one would not know it from looking outside. We had snow again through the night. But Spring IS here, and with Spring comes Easter. That is the theme this time over at Double D. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

 And here is my card:
I absolutely ADORE this sweet little bunny image from Stampin' Up. It's been around a few years and I never tire of it. I paper pieced the bunny's shirt, painted him with watercolors and put little white gel pen dots on his cheeks to give him character.

 The Ingredients:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
Stampin' Up Fabled Friends Stamp Set
Stampin' Up Basket Weave Embossing Folder
Momenta Dies
Sunny Studio Flirty Flowers Patterned Paper
GKD Master Layouts 1 Dies
Stampin' Up Pierced Blooms Die for Bow

 If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable little stamp set by Lawn Fawn, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created. 

I wish you all a blessed Easter and a wonderful Spring. Thank you so much for all you sweet comments, they mean the world to me. 
Until next time, here's Celebrating your Creative Muse!