Altenew January 2020 Inspiration Challenge

31 January 2020

Hello and welcome! I am playing along in this month's challenge over at Altenew with a card I created featuring the gorgeous colors above.

Here is my take on the challenge.

This card features the newly released Mod Vases and Vase Fillers. The images were stamped with Black Onyx Versamark and for the sentiment I did a bit of color blocking onto a strip of cardstock with the colors in the graphics and then heat embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Rema
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Gina K. Designs January Release Blog Hop - Day 3

29 January 2020

Good morning and welcome! You should have arrived from Mindy Eggen's blog. It's the last day of the hop and today's focus is on this month's card kit called A Big Hello. This kit is amazing! It will make you think of spring. It includes three stamp sets, coordinating dies, a stencil and eight sheets of card stock in four different colors! Here's a quick look at it.

Let me show you the cards I created featuring this kit.

I did some ink blending with Turquoise Sea and Jelly Bean Green inks and then added splatters and twine.

Flower images stamped with Passionate Pink GKD ink.

This card was so quick and simple to make and the only color I used was Velvet Red and Jet Black Amalgam Ink.

 You can find this card kit and more at

Well that concludes Day 3 of the hop. Just a quick reminder that you still have time to comment on Day 1 and Day 2 for a chance to win one of three $50 gift cards to the store. Winners will be announced several days after the hop.Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Your next stop on the hop is Sheri Gilson.

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Gina K. Designs January Release Blog Hop - Day 2

28 January 2020

Hey there! It's Day 2 and there is more inspiration coming your way! Today we are featuring new stamps and dies by three amazing illustrators, but before we do that just a reminder that there are three $50 gift cards to be awarded to three lucky commenters so be sure to comment on all the blogs each day of the hop. The winners will be randomly selected and posted several days after the hop ends over at Gina K. Designs. Good luck!.

OK, lets get started. First up is a set illustrated by Emily Loggans called Be The Rainbow. This one contains several fun images with encouraging sentiments in Emily's own handwritten lettering style.

The rainbow was stamped with Electro Pop Neon Inks. Perfect for rainbow coloring and any other images for a bright and vibrant look!

Next up is Massive Peony illustrated by Hannah Drapinski. This is a beautiful stamp set for those of you that enjoy coloring. The large flower image is perfect for the no line coloring technique that I have yet to learn. This one comes with a die that may be purchased separately.

For this card I left it uncolored and just did some water coloring to the background using the "smooshing" technique and Wild Lilac and Blue Raspberry GKD inks. The sentiment was heat embossed with GKD gold embossing powder. Lastly I added several gold jewels. 

The last set we are showcasing today is called You Anchor Me illustrated by Lisa Hetrick. You are going to love this set which includes a huge anchor image, beautiful flowers to adorn it and several sentiments.. This set has coordinating dies that may be purchased separately.

For my first card I did some ink distressing with GKD inks to make the anchor appear as if it has been sitting in water for a long period of time. Inks used were Jelly Bean Green, Blue Raspberry. Sweet Corn and Tangerine Twist for the anchor and Red Velvet, Tranquil Teal Sweet Corn and Obsideon Amalgam Inks for everything else.

My last card was a quick and easy one using a wreath builder template. The center was ink blended with Bubblegum Pink and Turquoise Sea GKD inks. I cut one of the sentiments from the set in half so that it would fit nicely in the middle when stamped. To finish my card off, several white embellishments were added.

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That concludes Day 2 of the hop. Join us tomorrow for the last day and some inspiration featuring this month's card hit A Big Hello.

Thanks for dropping by! Your next stop on the hop is Sheri Gilson.
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Gina K. Designs January Release Blog Hop - Day 1

27 January 2020

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K. Designs January Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Mindy Eggen's blog. For next three days Gina K. and the design team will be showcasing some amazing new stamps, dies and a brand new card kit. This is a huge release and I have lots of projects to show so grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy the inspiration!

Today's focus will be on Embroidered Flowers illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger and Beth Silaika's new set Happy Hearts. Both sets have coordinating dies which may be purchased separately.



Here are the cards I created  With Embroidered Flowers.

My first card was stamped with the Electro Pop Neon Inks and Obsidian Amalgam ink and finished off with several gold jewels.

This set is perfect for stamping a quick and easy background. Here I used Wild Lilac, Passionate Pink and Jelly Bean Green GKD inks. I added a bit twine above the sentiment.

 Cards featuring Happy Hearts.

Both cards are one layer. The first card features the Heartfelt stencil that is included in this month's card kit. For my second card I used one of the Fancy Border dies called Tiny Hearts Border. I did a bit of distressing on the solid red heart for a bit of interest. 

My last card today features the new Scripty Encouragement mini incentive stamp set free with a $75 purchase. Here I added one of the sentiments to create a stem with a flower and leaf from the A Big Hello card kit.

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 To celebrate this release, leave a comment on all the blogs each day of the hop for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the store. There will be three gift cards awarded, one for each day of the hop. Good luck!

Join us tomorrow for Day 2. We will be showcasing new sets by Hannah Drapinski, Emily Loggins and Lisa Hetrick.

Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are much appreciated. Your next stop on the hop is

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