February 2020 Gina K. Designs Illustrator Release Blog Hop: Day Two

Today I am featuring cards with the stamp sets Just Because, Kindness Wreath, Woodland Whimsey and the incentive set Friendship flower!

This first card uses Hannah’s Kindness Wreath!
This card features the flower and sentiment from Lisa’s Woodland Whimsy! I used a watercolor brush and Gina K. white ink to color in the flower.
This card uses the Hi circle from Emily’s Just Because – I used the leafy circle from Simply Circular
This card uses the Friendship Flower incentive stamp (free with $75 purchase).

Thank you for stopping by from Arjita’s Blog . You will now head over to Cat’s Blog to see what she created! Leave comments on all the blogs to be eligible for a $50 Gina K. Designs certificate!
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our Instagram Hop on March 11 at 10 am. You can stop by my instagram that day!

February 2020 Gina K. Designs Illustrator Release Blog Hop: Day One

Welcome to day one of the February 2020 Gina K. Designs Illustrator Release Blog Hop. Didn’t January feel like 3 months and then February flew by in what felt like 2 weeks? It went so fast that we released our latest stuff at Gina K. Designs and March came marching in….

Today the amazing designers are featuring creations with Melanie’s long anticipated Stately Flowers 13 and my latest set called Simply Circular!

Here is Melanie’s long awaited Stately Flowers 13 set!
Here is my latest set: Simply Circular
A little watercolor background showcases the flowers
This one uses stately flowers 13 with the sentiment from Emily’s Just Because

Next I will showcase some of the samples from my set Simply Circular.

Using the dotted circle (Mango, passion pink , Ocean mist and jelly bean green) and Emily’s Just Because sentiment.
This one uses white embossed on black cardstock. The pop of red with the sentiment from Lisa’s Woodland Whimsey set.
This one uses a sweet mango base with some sweet mango, turquoise sea, passionate pink and lucky clover – sentiment from Emily’s Just because set
This uses some gold embossing and some gold sequins, sentiment in black from Emily’s Just because

I am saving the rest of my samples for tomorrow when we are showing off the other amazing stamp sets!

I hope you have a little time to hop around today!

You came from Melanie’s Blog

Next head over to Arjita’s Blog

You can start all over at Gina’s Blog! Remember to stop by each blog and give some love to each of the designers so that they get your feedback & you get entered into the $50 drawing!


Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our Instagram Hop on March 11 at 10 am. You can stop by my instagram that day!

Release Party Recap!

Hey everyone! I don’t know if you tuned in last night to the Gina K Designs release party but you can view it on replay! Last night my latest stamp set was released. The set: simply circular was something I dreamed up after noticing such amazing graphic designs all over (rugs, paintings, wall paper). I created many samples with the set and I briefly showed them during the release party (despite my audio difficulties). How embarrassing! I know the lighting wasn’t amazing when I showed them, so here is a close up of each sample:

Sandy beach base with champagne embossed circles. Also uses Emily’s Just Because sentiment.
Jelly bean green base with ocean mist and jelly bean green embossed circles. Also uses Emily’s Just Because sentiment
White A2 base with tempting turquoise, bubblegum pink, lemon drop and jelly bean green embossed circles. Also uses Emily’s Just Because sentiment

Next week there will be a bunch more samples during the blog hop! Be sure to stop back because you know a shopping spree is on the line!

Simply Circular is now available under the What’s new section at Gina K Designs!

Gina K. Designs Card Kit & Illustrator Blog Hop: Day Three

Welcome to Day 3! This is the card kit day! This kit is so huge! It features so many incredible stamps and bonus items! Check it out:



This first card features the incentive stamp called scripty encouragement (which is free with qualifying purchase). I used the stencil from the Heartfelt stencil from the kit with pink glitz glitter gel. on a black A2 card base. This card shimmers like nobody’s business! I used the incentive stamp with obsidian ink on Gina K. White. The heart stamp is from Happy Hearts, die cut and colored with copic markers.


This clean and simple design uses the beautiful flowers and the large ‘hello’ sentiment from A Big Hello stamp set. The flowers, stems and leaves were die cut and stamped with slate, sweet corn and whisper on Gina K. white paper and mounted on an A2 white card base. The sentiment is stamped in obsidian ink.

I hope you have a little time to hop around today!

You came from Arijta’s Blog

Next head over to Cat’s Blog

You can start all over at Gina’s Blog! Remember to stop by each blog and give some love to each of the designers so that they get your feedback & you get entered into the $50 drawing!


Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our Instagram Hop on February 5 at 10 am. You can stop by my instagram that day!

Gina K Designs card Kit & Illustrator blog hop: day 2

While I am not officially hopping today, I figured I would show you bonus cards which I created using my stamp set Happy Hearts

Quick clean and simple card

This clean and simple card features the sentiment from Have Faith and the open heart from Happy Hearts! The heart was colored in with a copic marker to deepen the image. I whipped up this card in less than a minute.

Traditional clean and simple valentine

This card uses the bubble heart on kraft paper. The images were then colored in with a variety of pink copics. Super simple card to replicate!

Be sure to stop by Gina’s blog today for the full hop list

Check back here tomorrow for day 3 of the card kit release – where I will be featuring cards that will inspire you to want the kit!

Gina K. Designs Card Kit & Illustrator Blog Hop: Day One

Welcome to Day One of the Gina K. Designs Card Kit & Illustrator blog hop! Today I am featuring the new set I designed called Happy Hearts. This set also comes with a coordinating die! The release also features a great new set by Melanie called Embroidered Flowers.

Embroidered Flowers by Melanie
Happy Hearts by Beth Silaika
Coordinating Happy Hearts die set

When I envisioned this set, I thought of all the times when the kids were young when I had to make multiple valentine designs for their class lists. I also thought how nice it would be to have this set for anniversaries, weddings or even thinking of you cards! I try to make my sets so versatile and multi-functional! I want you to get the most bang for your buck!

Clean and simple traditional valentine

The triple swirl circle with the micro-heart is so fun. I love to color in the tiny heart with a glitter pen or a marker! I tried to make it large enough for mix and match sentiments, while keeping it petite and delicate!

Embossed background gives texture and depth

This card uses a moonlit fog base. I love the way the red heart pops off the card! I used a stencil and heat embossed the background with white embossing powder! Sentiment is also heat embossed!

Clean and simple card on kraft

I stamped the heart image and colored with copic markers! Such a clean design, but easy to replicate or switch out sentiments!

Clean and simple

The red card stock just pops off the Ocean Breeze. I stamped the die cut hard with obsidian ink and loved the look with a few black micro-hearts.

Clean and simple sympathy card

I used the triple circle and added a few white gel pen dots and colored in the micro-heart. Sentiment from Layered Eucalyptus. Heart stamped on white and colored with copics.

Clean and simple rainbow hearts

These open hearts are easily colored with copics, watercolors or other markers!

So a few little housekeeping items:

You should have come from Melanie’s Blog

You will now continue hopping by going to Arjita’s Blog.

If you get lost and you want to start at the beginning, head over to Gina’s Blog!

Why would you want to start at the beginning? Well, if you comment on all the blogs you will be eligible for a $50 gift certificate! Tomorrow I will not be hopping, but stop back for day 3 (Wednesday). There will also be an Instagram Hop on February 5 at 10 am! Do you follow me on Instagram? Click here for my Instagram page.