Saturday, August 6, 2016

August 2016 Disney Pixar Blog Hop

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!



Disney and crafting are a magical combination, and we are so happy you joined us to day for this blog hop.  Some of the crafters participating in this event have been doing this together since 2011!  Over the years the hop has grown but one thing has always stayed the same . . . amazing crafting projects that feature your favorite characters from Disney and Pixar movies.

For 2016 we are going to have a hop every other month for the entire year!  If you missed one of the hops we already had this year, you can still go back and see the projects.  For February click HERE, for April click HERE and for June click HERE.  If you are on Facebook you can like the group page so that you can be the first to learn about each upcoming event.  Just click HERE to go the the Facebook page.

To make sure you don't miss any of the fun, be sure to start at Shawn's blog to see all of the projects.  Just click HERE to head over to Shawn's blog and then follow the hop line up at the bottom of the post to see everyone's projects.

Several years ago, I decided to donate some dies to my Sunday School program. My kids were older and we didn't use these. Before I did though, I thought, maybe I'll just save some pre-cut pieces. I bagged up lots of fun little pieces and tucked them away in my Disney box.

I now live in a neighborhood filled with young kids. I'm going to start offering some crafty classes for them, and I thought it would be fun to grab my next door neighbor Estefani and see what crafty fun we could discover with all these pieces. We created these adorable Disney Buddies, as she calls them.

Ariel, the Little Mermaid.

All of her favorite princesses, and a few made up ones too.

Wendy and Peter Pan.
Tinkerbell.

Jasmine and Aladdin.


Disney Pals.


After these photos were taken, Estefani decided we should put them on sticks. She's going to use them for photo bombing. Fun! Things I didn't even think of when my kids were little. Now every kid has a cell phone. Estefani said instead of finding Pok√©mon, she'll be finding fun scenes for her new Disney Buddies. 

I hope you enjoy them! If you have punches and an ability to cut out some people shapes, I bet you can come up with some fun Disney Buddies too! Or there are all these fun, fancy cartridges from Cricut.




We used a set called "We Go Together" from Gina K Designs for our Disney Buddy faces. I love the popular Kawaii look. The faces are stamped in Peach Bellini ink, also from Gina K Designs.



Before you go, make sure to enter to win our prize for this hop . . .

We have a prize from Clear Scraps!  You could win one of their sandcastle chipboard albums!  This is perfect for your summer beach photos or with a little magic, this castle becomes the home for any Disney Princess.


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Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

The full blog hop line up is below.  





Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy hopping!!!


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Just Bepaws I Care



Made a card for a co-worker that was having a hard day.
Inadvertently, I made it a little harder.
My bad!

Inside I added a coffee cup die cut and a gift card and told her to have a few cups on me!

This was my first time using an Embossing Diffuser with an Embossing Folder.
I will have to try it again soon!

S U P P L I E S

Stamps: BB Lucky Dog (My Favorite Things)
Embossing Folder: Darice
Die: Coffee (Tim Holtz)
Inks: Gina K Designs, Fun Stampers Journey
Cardstock: Gina K Designs

Other: Embossing Diffuser (Tim Holtz)

Color Throwdown - Hello Friend, Miss You

Playing along with this gorgeous color combination at Color Throwdown Challenge #404 this week.



S U P P L I E S

Stamps: Tim Holtz
Dies: My Favorite Things
Ink: Gina K Designs and Fun Stampers Journey
Patterned Paper: Carta Bella
Cardstock: Gina K Designs

Thanks for Looking!



Can You Case It? #131 - Happy Everything

Playing with the Can You Case It Challenge this week. You can find Challenge #131 here.


The challenge is to use the colors Gray, Yellow and Black.


I made a tag. 
I stamped the background in a gray color and covered it with vellum.
The flowers are stamped in yellow, and the sentiment is in black.
I accented with some dotted patterned paper.

I added a tiny splash of green with the stems and leaves.
I finished the tag off with some shiny black enamel dots - don't you love those things???


S U P P L I E S

Stamps - Fun Stampers Journey
(Special Day, Summer Garden, Greeting Trends)
Dies - Fun Stampers Journey (Special Day) and My Favorite Things (Blueprints 3 and 9)
Enamel Dots and Patterned Paper - Carta Bella
Inks - Moonlit Fog (Gina K Designs), Black Licorice (Fun Stampers Journey) 

Thanks for looking!
Happy Everything!!!



Die Cutting Divas - Anything Goes - We Make an Awesome Combination

Die Cutting Divas has an Anything Goes Challenge.

I quite literally did "eeny meeny miney mo" to choose which set I would use ... and and challenged myself to use Pizza My Heart from Lawn Fawn, which I had not used yet. The results - a fun pizza themed LOVE card.

Here's the sketch they provided:


And here's my card!



You can find the challenge here.

Thanks for looking!



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Gina K Designs - July Release with Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan




July 2016 Inspiration Blog Hop
Day Two

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs  welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets from the July StampTV Release Party! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring two stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan. 

The first set we are featuring is Bella Elephant by Beth Silaika. Beth has created a super cute set with the sweetest images and matching sentiments to make the perfect card project! Claire Brennan is releasing four amazingly beautiful stamp sets this release month! My Island is like a tropical get-away, Petite Patisserie is a sweet shop of goodness, So Cool is packed with yummy ice cream treats and Sweet Thing is a cupcake lovers dream! Beth and Claire have created some serious ‘cuteness overload’ in these sets!


Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Patite Patisserie by Claire Brennan

Ink: Black Onyx, Blue Lagoon
Cardstock: Passionate Pink, White
Ink: Ocean Mist, Passionate Pink, Black Onyx, Kraft
Cardstock: Passionate Pink, Black Onyx


My Island by Claire Brennan


Inks: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Warm Cocoa
Cardstock: Kraft

Ink: Kraft
Cardstock colors: Ivory, Kraft, Dark Chocolate
Other: Tiny Textures Stamp Set
Sweet Thing by Claire Brennan

Ink: Black Onyx
Cardstock: Blue Lagoon, Turquoise Sea, Passionate Pink, Cherry Red 


Ink: Black Onyx, Lipstick ink
Cardstock: Turquoise Sea, Sweet Mango, Blue Lagoon, Passionate Pink
So Cool by Claire Brennan

Ink: Black Onyx
Cardstock: Cherry Red, Ocean Mist, Black Onyx.

Inks: Passionate Pink, Black Onyx
Cardstock Colors: Turqoise Sea, Blue Lagoon, Passionate Pink, Dusty Rose, Sweet Mango
Bella Elephant by Beth Silaika

Inks: Dusty Rose, Black Onyx 
Cardstock: Same
Ink: Black Onyx, Moonlit Fog
Cardstock: Ocean Mist, Dusty Rose, Grass Green and Moonlit Fog.







Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

UPDATE: This was my last event with the Gina K Designs Cast & Crew. I've truly enjoyed every moment and will ALWAYS love the fine, quality products and the amazing illustrators! I will still be shopping for sure. Thank you all for visiting and leaving love. I appreciate you all.

Gina K Designs - July Release with Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan




July 2016 Inspiration Blog Hop
Day Two

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs  welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets from the July StampTV Release Party! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring two stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan. 

The first set we are featuring is Bella Elephant by Beth Silaika. Beth has created a super cute set with the sweetest images and matching sentiments to make the perfect card project! Claire Brennan is releasing four amazingly beautiful stamp sets this release month! My Island is like a tropical get-away, Petite Patisserie is a sweet shop of goodness, So Cool is packed with yummy ice cream treats and Sweet Thing is a cupcake lovers dream! Beth and Claire have created some serious ‘cuteness overload’ in these sets!


Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Patite Patisserie by Claire Brennan

Ink: Black Onyx, Blue Lagoon
Cardstock: Passionate Pink, White
Ink: Ocean Mist, Passionate Pink, Black Onyx, Kraft
Cardstock: Passionate Pink, Black Onyx


My Island by Claire Brennan


Inks: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Warm Cocoa
Cardstock: Kraft

Ink: Kraft
Cardstock colors: Ivory, Kraft, Dark Chocolate
Other: Tiny Textures Stamp Set
Sweet Thing by Claire Brennan

Ink: Black Onyx
Cardstock: Blue Lagoon, Turquoise Sea, Passionate Pink, Cherry Red 


Ink: Black Onyx, Lipstick ink
Cardstock: Turquoise Sea, Sweet Mango, Blue Lagoon, Passionate Pink
So Cool by Claire Brennan

Ink: Black Onyx
Cardstock: Cherry Red, Ocean Mist, Black Onyx.

Inks: Passionate Pink, Black Onyx
Cardstock Colors: Turqoise Sea, Blue Lagoon, Passionate Pink, Dusty Rose, Sweet Mango
Bella Elephant by Beth Silaika

Inks: Dusty Rose, Black Onyx 
Cardstock: Same
Ink: Black Onyx, Moonlit Fog
Cardstock: Ocean Mist, Dusty Rose, Grass Green and Moonlit Fog.







Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Gina K Designs - July Release with Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan




July 2016 Inspiration Blog Hop
Day Two

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs  welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets from the July StampTV Release Party! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring two stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan. 

The first set we are featuring is Bella Elephant by Beth Silaika. Beth has created a super cute set with the sweetest images and matching sentiments to make the perfect card project! Claire Brennan is releasing four amazingly beautiful stamp sets this release month! My Island is like a tropical get-away, Petite Patisserie is a sweet shop of goodness, So Cool is packed with yummy ice cream treats and Sweet Thing is a cupcake lovers dream! Beth and Claire have created some serious ‘cuteness overload’ in these sets!


Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Patite Patisserie by Claire Brennan

Ink: Black Onyx, Blue Lagoon
Cardstock: Passionate Pink, White
Ink: Ocean Mist, Passionate Pink, Black Onyx, Kraft
Cardstock: Passionate Pink, Black Onyx


My Island by Claire Brennan


Inks: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Warm Cocoa
Cardstock: Kraft

Ink: Kraft
Cardstock colors: Ivory, Kraft, Dark Chocolate
Other: Tiny Textures Stamp Set
Sweet Thing by Claire Brennan

Ink: Black Onyx
Cardstock: Blue Lagoon, Turquoise Sea, Passionate Pink, Cherry Red 


Ink: Black Onyx, Lipstick ink
Cardstock: Turquoise Sea, Sweet Mango, Blue Lagoon, Passionate Pink
So Cool by Claire Brennan

Ink: Black Onyx
Cardstock: Cherry Red, Ocean Mist, Black Onyx.

Inks: Passionate Pink, Black Onyx
Cardstock Colors: Turqoise Sea, Blue Lagoon, Passionate Pink, Dusty Rose, Sweet Mango
Bella Elephant by Beth Silaika

Inks: Dusty Rose, Black Onyx 
Cardstock: Same
Ink: Black Onyx, Moonlit Fog
Cardstock: Ocean Mist, Dusty Rose, Grass Green and Moonlit Fog.







Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.