Simple Boutique Cards

28 March 2021

Hello all and welcome! I created this quick and easy card featuring a free mini stamp set I received from Altenew. This card is my submission to the Simple Boutique Cards class that is part of my Level 1 of the Altenew Education Certification Program (AECP). I really did not learn anything new in this class. It was all just basic info on how to create a CAS card. CAS is my go to style when creating, although I like to go outside the box and dabble in other styles and techniques. 

Here is a close-up view of my project. This card literally took me less than 10 minutes to create. For the background I used the Altenew Feathery stencil. I added jewels to the middle of the flowers to finish off my card.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Rema

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AECP All About Layering 2

17 January 2021

Hello and welcome! My AECP journey continues after a long seven week break for the holidays. This post is my submission for the All About Layering 2 class which wasn't too much different from the All About Layering 1 class but just a tad bit more advanced. 

For my card today I chose the Angelique Motifs stamp set and created a clean and simple card design with lots of white space. I bought this set a while back when it first was released and have never opened it.  I used the following Altenew inks: Citrus burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Mountain Mist, Volcano lake and Lagoon. I stamped a sentiment from the set. I added black splatters for interest.

  • I think the most important thing I have learned is to take my time to line up my layers. So many times I think that I have done it right the first time only to find out that I was too quick to judge and I end up throwing my work away and starting all over. There have been a few times that I am frustrated enough to just walk away and come back later to finish project.

There were many layering stamps to this floral image and I am quite pleased on how it turned out. Maybe not perfect but close enough.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Rema

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Altenew January 2021 Inspiration Challenge

15 January 2021


Hello friends! Just popping in with a quick post today. I created this card for the Altenew January 2021 Inspiration Challenge. It features the Mountain Scene stencil and a sentiment from the Peaceful Serenity stamp set. 

Thank for stopping by!
Hugs, Rema

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AECP - All About Layering 1

14 November 2020

Hello and welcome! I am happy to announce that  I have been accepted to the Altenew Education Certification Program (AECP). I just finished my first on-line class (All About Layering 1) and I am posting my first assignment featuring floral images from the very first Altenew stamp set that I purchased called Painted Flowers and a sentiment from  Floral Frame.

I created a very clean and simply design with  a lot of white space. Altenew colors used were Sunkissed and Orange Creme on the floral images.  I left the leaves colorless for a more interesting background.

Below is a closeup pic of my card.  When I first bought this set back in 2014 I was so frustrated on how to stamp the layers. Drawing the arrows on my stamped images helped me for perfect placement for the second layer. I will continue to do this with all my layering stamp sets. 

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day!


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Gina K. Designs September 2020 New Release - Day 3

24 September 2020

Hello and Welcome! You should have arrived here from Mindy Eggen's blog. It's Day 3 and the last day of the hop and the inspiration from Gina K and the design team continues with a look at Festive Fall, the new September card kit, and a new set illustrated by Emily Loggans called Hey Boo. There are sentiments in this set that work well with the sets included in the kit for a Halloween or a fall project so let's get started!
Here is today's inspiration.

Featuring The Haunts and Harvest stamp set and a sentiment from Hey Boo.

This card was shown on release night.

Spend $75 and you will automatically receive the Thankful Greenery mini incentive stamp set.

Here is the card I created with this set.

These products and the entire release is now available at

Comment on all the blogs all three days  of the hop to be entered to win one of three $50 GC'S to the store. Winners will be announced several days after the hop. Good luck!

That concludes Day 3 of the hop. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you to create!

Your next stop on the hop is Sheri Gilson.

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Gina K. Designs September 2020 New Release - Day 2

23 September 2020


Hello and welcome! You should have arrived from Mindy Eggen's blog. It's Day 2 of the blog hop and we have loads of inspiration coming your way from Gina K. and the design team. Today's focus is on new sets illustrated by Arjita Singh and Lisa Hetrick that I know you are going to love! So let's get started!

 Arjita is our newest illustrator and this is her second set featuring another large beautiful floral image. You will probably not be able to stamp the whole image onto an A2 card front but there are many ways to position the stamp so that each card you create will have a new look. Or you can just make a large 5x7 card.


  Here is today's inspiration featuring this set.

For this card I heat embossed the floral image on an alcohol ink background on white Yupo paper. Lastly, I added a sentiment and dazzling Diamond Rhinestones.

I did some loose water coloring to my background with Passionate Pink and Wild Lilac GKD inks and then just stamped the large image and a sentiment directly onto my card front.

The second set we are focusing on today was illustrated by Lisa Hetrick called Bloomin' Wild. This set has coordinating dies that may be purchased separately. The thing I love about Lisa's sets is that they all coordinate beautifully.

Here are the cards I created featuring this set.

I tried something different with this card. I recently purchased a Gelli Plate so I thought I would give it a go and try it out. I added a dab of acrylic paint onto it in several colors and rolled it out with a brayer.  I added a piece of card stock on top and pressed down on it. After it dried I cut it out with the stitched rectangle die from the Master Layouts 2 die set. The largest floral image and a sentiment from the new release Hey Boo was stamped directly onto the card panel. Lastly, I added clear sequins to finish my card off. I was surprised on how vibrant the colors turned out. I will definitely use this technique on future cards.

Inks used to stamp the floral images on this card were Passionate Pink, Red Hot, Wild Dandelion and Sea Glass. Sentiment is from the free mini incentive set Thankful Greenery

These  products and the entire release are available now at

Don't forget to comment on each blog along the way for a chance to win a $50 GC to the store. A $50 GC will be awarded to a lucky commentator each day of the hop. The winners will be announced several days after the hop on the Gina K. blog.

That concludes Day 2. Join us tomorrow as we showcase the new September card kit called Festive Fall and a new set illustrated by Emily Loggans.

Thanks for dropping by today! Your next stop on the hop is Sheri Gilson.

Take care, Rema!

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Gina K. Designs September 2020 New Release - Day 1

22 September 2020


Hello and welcome to Day 1 of a three day blog hop! You should have arrived here from Mindy Eggen's blog. I am so excited to show you what's new this month at Gina K. Designs. We are focusing today on new sets illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger and Hannah Drapinski. 

First up we have Melanie's set Beautiful Bees. There is a set of coordinating dies that may be purchased separately.

I just love how the bees in this set look so realistic and there are so many different sizes of bees to chose from. Here are a couple cards I created featuring this set.

I added Bubblegum Pink to a couple of the honeycomb die cuts to go with the sentiment that was stamped with Passionate Pink and  just to add some color to my card. I did'nt want to have it be all yellow.

The flowers on this card were stamped with Plum Punch and left colorless. I originally colored the flowers with Polychromo pencils but did'nt like the way it turned out. 

Next up we have Hannah's new set Innocent Orchid. Hannah has a flair for creating beautiful floral images that may be colored or just left as is. 

Below are a couple of cards featuring this set.

I did some loose water coloring, stamped the floral image and then fussy cut just the flowers. I then adhered the flowers to a stamped image that was colored with Polychromo pencils and Gamsol.

I did the same technique on this card as I did for the one above.

These sets are now available at:

I am so glad you stopped by today. Make sure you comment on all the blogs in today's hop for a chance to win a $50 GC to the store. 

Join us tomorrow as we focus on two new sets illustrated by Arjita Singh and Lisa Hetrick. There will also be another $50 GC up for grabs!

Are you ready for more inspiration? Hop on over to my friend Sheri Gilson's blog to see her amazing projects!

Take care, Rema!

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