Jul 25, 2008

New Opportunities; New Friends - BLOG CANDY ALERT!


Card Details: Summer Harvest, Versafine Black ink; Clear Embossing powder; peerless watercolors; twinkling h2o's; aqua painter; crystal lacquer; Nestabilities; SU ribbons; Glitter Dots; Stickles; Primas; CraftT Colored Embossing Paste

I'm so excited that Gina has invited me to join her design team! It has been a pleasure working for her at her store in McFarland - she's the best bosslady ever! Thanks for the opportunity to work and teach at your store and now to be on your design team, Gina!

Card Details: Whatever Floats your Boat; SU solid & dsp & coordinating inks; EK Success Star Punches; Cuttlebug & Embossing Folders; Stazon; Koh-i-noor pencils; OMS; blending stumps; Sakura Glitter Pen; Fine Detail Staedtler pens; SU My Way arrow punch, scallop border punch & corner rounder; Dollar Store Gems; MM mini eyelets; paper piercer; Ranger's Inkssentials White Gel pen; SU square punch; Marvy Scallop Punch

I am also blessed to call Rupa - one of her talented illustrators - my friend. Isn't this little mouse sweet? I love this newest set of hers and so does my 7 year old daughter Ashley. Tonight, she made me a sweet little love note with this mouse image... one I'll treasure always!

Card Details: Flowers for Daisy; Bazzil Cardstock; K&Co. dsp; SU ww; Versafine Black ink; Clear Embossing powder; Nestabilities; Copic Markers; Sanding block; EK Success large corner rounder; Basic Grey Archaic Fibers & Glazed Brads

And then there's Asela. I have been a fan of hers for several years now. Her coloring is always gorgeous. I'm so thankful when she takes the time to describe in detail her coloring steps. I've learned a lot from her - wouldn't it be awesome to take a coloring class from her?! Her illustration style is so classy and she is a great addition to GinaK Designs. I'm looking forward to seeing many more stamp sets from her in the future!

The cause behind Flowers for Daisy is so touching and one that only makes me admire Asela and Gina more. (click on their names to read the story behind the stamp set.)

Card Details: Little Tees; SU '08 In Colors & WW & coordinating inks; SU scallop border punch & round tab punch; Hero Arts gems; paper piercer; Ranger's Inkssentials White gel pen; Cuttlebug & Embossing Folders; Sakura Glitter pen & aqua painter

I was able to meet Melanie last weekend when Gina and I went to CHA. She is full of ideas for some awesome stamp sets - I'm excited to see what she'll come up with next. This T shirt set is such a great idea and one that I know will get a lot of ink!

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So, how about some blog candy to celebrate my design team news!

Since this is the first time I've ever done this how about we make the question nice and easy....

What is your favorite GinaK Designs stamp set?

hmmm... maybe that's harder than I thought! I love them all, but if I had to choose only one, I think I'd pick Just Keep Swimming because I love those sea critters! They're perfect for any coloring medium!

Comment on this post with your favorite GinaK Stamp set by Monday, July 28th at 7 PM and I'll choose one random winner to receive the stamp set of their choice.

Thanks for stopping by!
Jessica

82 comments:

Angie said...

Looks like I'm the first commenter! I guess I'm lucky that I get to stay up late since I'm on Hawaii time... Anyway, I can't pick just ONE fav. set! But it's a toss up between Just so Hoppy and Just so Hippy. Then again, the new free with 3 is adorable...

Theresa said...

Congratulations, Jessica!! I am so thrilled for you (and the rest of us). You are so talented and and so deserve it.

Tough to pick a favorite. I only have two sets so far. I will have to say Botanical Dreams is my fave. But they are all so wonderful.

Sharri said...

Congratulations Jessica!!!
I am so happy for you. As you already know also jealous of your perfect job!LOL! Seriously, you deserve this and I can not wait to see your designs.
I really like so many of the stamp sets but I have to say that right now the 'Flowers for Daisy' set is my favorite. The cause behind it means so much to me. I will definitely be stopping in today to buy it.

Marcia said...

Congrats Jessica - it is so cool to be on her design team!...... Anyway, I love so many of her stamps, but the one I have been using most lately is "You are my sunshine", maybe because it summer and I want to be at the beach and not the middle of sage brush country!

Ghazal (ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

Congratulations Jessica!!
My favorite set is "How sweet it is". Gina is so generous, I love that set because it's designed to raise money for diabetes research.

Joanne B. said...

Yeah YOU! Congratulations my friend... I'm so excited for you. So well deserved - you know I think you're madly talented, and of course the sweetest girl ever!

((hugs!!)

Anonymous said...

I love all the stamps. I guess my favorite would be Just so Hippy. Every time I see one of those little critters, it puts a smile on my face.
Charlene

agreenegg said...

Congratulations Jessica! How very exciting for you!

I love animal stamps so my favs naturally run to Owl Always Love You, then a close second would be the Hippy sets, but they are all adorable! And of course I'm getting old enough to use the You Know You're Old When set and get away with it!! Ha!

Congratulations again and may the Lord continue to bless you and work through you in this wonderful new opportunity.

Blessings,
Mother Hen
(Cyndi)

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you Jessica!! What a year it has been for you. I can't wait to take some more classes with you at the store. Way to go!!

Peggy F(lefsegirl)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Jessica. I love your blog. The cards are awesome.
My fav set is...Owl always Love you.
Marie H
ReeRee220@aol.com

Jennie Harper said...

Congrats on being on the design team for GKD! I have so enjoyed your blog and the cards you share. I would love to attend one of your classes (live a tad too far away...in NC), but look forward to what you have as senior design team member!

I would have to say Retro Boutique is my favorite stamp set...but I cannot wait to get Flowers for Daisy... But seeing your great samples for Whatever Floats Your Boat is making me wish I had ordered it too! Too many great choices!
Jennie

Renee G said...

My favorite stamp set from Gina K would have to be Owl always love you....unfortunatly I do not own many stamps, and I am an avid blog watcher, and I have seen how Markies mom has used hers and I love the owl! So I am hoping to start collecting more stamps and gina K is on my top list!

AG said...

Congratulations on joining the design team! I can't wait to see your designs! My favorite is Owl Always Love You. Have a great weekend!

Maria Levine said...

Congrats to you that is amazing! I have to say when I saw "whatever floats your boat" released the other night I loved it! I will most def be placing my order this weekend! Thanks for a chance to win!!

Anita said...

Congratulations, Jessica! Way to go! is my favorite stamp set.

Giovana said...

Congratulation Jessica, I read of you on several post from Gina, and I believe you are going to be great in the DT. This is my first time visiting your blog and I love.

My favorite set is Botanical Dreams, so pretty and versatile.

Thanks for the chance to win

God bless
Giovana

Keri Lee Sereika said...

CONGRATS TO YOU JESSICA!!!! Your stuff ROCKS and Gina is lucky to have such a great designer to "call up" Way to go!!!

babybs said...

My fav Gina K, and the only one I own so far is Just So Hippy. I have used this set over and over and over again and I'm still NOT tired of it! I am anxiously awaiting the second addition to my Gina K collection and that will be the Little Tee's set. I've just attended my first Gina K release party and that was awesome. I think I'm becoming a Gina K groupie!

Kerry A said...

I really love the Make a Wish set. Not only is a great set but also a wonderful cause!
Congratulations to you!!!

MAry said...

Congratulations Jessica - how exciting to be part of the Gina K design team! I really like the botanical dreams set, however all the sets are great, so it's hard to pick a favorite! Best wishes to you!!

just tanya. said...

Congrats Jessica!! What an exciting way to end the week!
I'd have to say my fav. set is Down on the Farm. I love that little pig!

Brenda said...

Congratulations Jessica, it is awesome and well deserved that you are now on the design team. I can't wait to see all the new cards you will make. Right now my favorite set is Botanical Dreams, but a very close second it Little Tees both of which I just ordered. Thank you for the chance to win and enjoy the ride on the design team.

Melanie said...

these are all so cute, I esp love the daisy card,colors, layout, everything, and love how you put the flowers on the tab on the tee card, cute!!!

sarita said...

can't pick just one! but i like friendship blooms - because we all needs friends and i love flowers!
thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.

Pat said...

Wow..what a wonderful opportunity for you. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work.

I would have to say the Festive Label would be a favorite of mine although the new Flowers for Daisy is such a close second, it would be hard to choose.

Kari C said...

Welcome to the Gina K team! Your blog is fab! I am sooo in love with a Litte Tees! The possibilities in my mind are endless-now just to get them onto paper!

Vivian said...

i just read your good news....congrats. you are so blessed to have a job with Gina...don't we all wish we could do the same. you go girl!!!

mcbetty said...

Rupa's Many Happy Re-turns is my favorite.

Reyne Beatmann said...

Congratulations Jessica. I read your bio and we are a lot alike. So far my favorite Gina K stamps are Just be Claws and Santa Claws. The design is just so clever.

jean wilson said...

Congratulations...I wish I lived by you all! Great card ideas and thanks for the tutorial...I like the new Daisy set best!
Jean Wilson

Michelle Adams said...

Congrats!!! What a dream come true for you! I love so many of the sets, it's hard to choose. But I think I would have to say Owl Always Love You.
Thanks so much for the chance!
Michelle Adams

Terri E. said...

I just love all of Mels sets! My favorite would have to be just so hippy. Love it!

It's a good life!
Terri E.
territrotter@hotmail.com

kim3timemom said...

Congrats!! My fav set would be "Owl always love you". Thanks so much for the chance to win.

kim3timemom@yahoo dot com

catdidit said...

I know I've told ya once, but CONGRATS to you! sooo deserving of this...I just love all of your creations, and they sure do inspire me!

And could you get an easier question please? haha! Hmmm, well...lets see I think my favorite is justsohippyjustsohoppycuddlesandhugsmanyhappyreturnsdown onthefarmjumpingforjoyretroboutiquejustbeclaws.....hahahaha! That's one, right?

Sharon said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you (and excited for us)! It's so difficult to choose a favorite stamp set, but I'm going have to say that I really like the new T-shirt set. It is too cute!

Rita said...

Congrats on joining the design team, your already doing a super job & I luv all your cards! Now to pick a favorite stamp set, thats relly hard I love them all but ok right now my favorite is: "Uou are my Sunshine" it's such a great fun set for the summer!

stampinc said...

Congrats on making the DT! I can't wait to see your sneak peeks on the new fun stamps. Wow this is really a hard question, since all her stamp set are wonderful. I would have to say all the stamp sets for A CAUSE! I just love how she gives back. Thanks for a chance.

Judie said...

Congratulations, Jessica! You really do deserve this. Can't wait to see more of your fabulous cards. It's so hard to chose just one favorite set, but I guess it would have to be Just So Hippy.

Tamara said...

Congrats on you new position with Gina K's team!

I love so many of the sets, but the sets that get the most ink right now are Just so Hoppy, and Just so Hippy.

Bee said...

Congratulations on becoming a senior member of the DT. I'm looking forward to see more of your creation (adding your blog to my blog reader too).

As for stamps...I have a soft spot for Melanie's creations and also the Kindred spirits... I think my favorite might very well be the "little tees", even though I haven't gotten a chance to play with it yet! ;-)

Barb said...

well.................I was at the store today and got to meet you face to face AND have you teach us how to make two great cards as well as answer all of our questions (now, show us how to use that and what about doing this and how does that work???????) You had so much excitement in all of what you do and your enthusiam is awesome!

It was great. Love the blog and I will visit often.

Thanks for a wonderful and inspiring day!

Val said...

Congrats on joining Gina's design team! I think my favourite Gina K Design set is Baskets of Happiness. It's such a versatile set...not just for Easter! Thanks for a chance to win a stamp set!

Sarah Gough said...

Congrats Jessica! That really is a hard question...all Gina's sets are gorgeous. I think my favourite would be Owl Always Love You - although Just So Hippy is seeing a lot of ink these days!

Elaine said...

Welcome to the design team! Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. I'd have to say that the Little Tee's is my favorite. I can't wait to get my order and start stamping...I'm gonna feel like a fashion designer!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Congrats on your being put on the Gina K. team!! You are amazing!! My favorite set from Gina K. designs is a total tie between Hippy and Hoppy, just love them!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

gretam said...

Well right now my favorite is Just Keep Swimming! (I have seen Nemo about a billion times so far this summer!)

Congrats on joining the Design Team! You truly have some talent to share!

gretaminton@sbcglobal.net

Alyssa B said...

I love "Just so hippy!" Couldnt live without it! ((huggs)) ALYSSA B

Michelle said...

Big CONGRATS to you!! We look forward to seeing all the FABULOUS things your going to create.

Michelle

Donna said...

whoa! all these cards are great! congratulations on the Sr Design Team position! I think ALL of Melanie's sets are my favorite but I think if I have to choose one it's Little Tees-it is SO unique and I know it's going to be SO fun to create with.

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

I am very much looking forward to getting to "know" you, Jessica! Good for you, and congratulations! As far as the stamp set goes...well, that's difficult, but I'm very partial to the Just so Hoppy set. Blessings!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Congrats on the DT Jessica--how exciting for you! I love all the Gina K sets, but the two I use the most are "Jumping for Joy" and "Retro Boutique"--love 'em!!
TFS--
Suzanne Dean

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! Looking forward to your ideas. My fav GinaK... so hard....Baskets of Happiness..Thanks for the blog candy!! Christar

Gracie and Fred's Grandma said...

I collect turtles, so I have to say Whatever Floats Your Boat is my newest favorite. There are so many I like, but this is my "current" fave.

Leslie said...

Congratulations Jessica! If I had to pick a favorite I'd have to say Flowers for Daisy!

Michele Zwart said...

Hmm...right now it's Retro Boutique, but next week it will be the T-shirt!

Katie Leach said...

Congrats to you on the DT. You are such a nice person and a great teacher. I think my favorite stamps are "How Sweet it Is."
Best wishes!
Katie L.

Chef Mama said...

Congratulations Jessica! I am so happy for you! Well, happy for all of us, too, since your work is so amazing!

My favorite Gina K set in my heart is the Autism set. It is the first set I got from Gina. I have a dd with Asperger Syndrome/mild autism, so this one really touched my heart. My NEW favorite.... hmmmm....so many that I want but don't have yet....I think I'd say Flowers for Daisy. Or one of many others! LOL!

Ravengirl said...

Since I am relatively new to Gina K Designs, I would have to pick one of the latest sets. I really, really love Botanical Dreams. I am a sucker for flowers! Congrats on your appointment to the Design Team. I am looking forward to seeing your work. I have just been introduced to you via Gina K and Melanie's blog and you have such lovely work!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Woooooooooooooohoooooooooooo!!
Congratulations, Jessica! Gina has been so tickled with your work at her store ... this is much overdue!

How to choose a fav Gina K set? eeeeeek! I'll say "Punchy Words". Why? Because it can stand alone for a quick card to go, and it can work with oh so many other sets! I consider it a "must"!

Have a sweet week!
Tex

Deb said...

Congratulations Jessica ... fun to actually meet you yesterday as you helped us make the two cards!!! We had a blast and enjoyed "enabling" our new friend to scrapping/card making!!!

Good luck and continue to exhibit the enthusiasm we saw firsthand yesterday!!!!

virgo5 said...

Jessica congratulations on becoming part of the design team!

It's so hard picking just one set from GinaK, but I think I'd have to say 'Just so Hippy'. It's the 1st set that I kept noticing on SCS which led me to GinaK and I love using it...it makes me smile!

Charmaine said...

Congratulations!

I think my fave is Botanical Dreams...the images re great.

Charmaine

betty lou said...

Congrats, Jessica! So happy for you!
My fave set is Flowers for Daisy! I love sets that include Bible verses, and help a good cause! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sheila D said...

You're right...Hard to choose one set. At this moment I'm in love with Owl Always Love You! They have to be the cutest owls out there. Congrats Jessica!! Love your work!

Vanessa said...

Congraulations to you! I found your blog through Melanie's. I am a big fan of Gina K Designs, so I look very forward to seeing your wonderful creations. My favorite set is Just So Hippy--the giraffe is an all-time favorite!

Tonya Peters said...

Wow, Congrats Jessica! There are so many sets that are awesome it's hard to pick but if you twisted my arm I'd have to say Botanical Dream. I love the words and the flower/plant images in that set.

sheribuckley said...

Congrats! So hard to pick just one but I'm about to do alot of tins so I will be getting Whats in your tin, set 1 pretty soon. Thanks so much for the candy!

Kay S. said...

Hi, Jessica - Kay from Madison here. Loved the cards we made at the Stop and Stamp class yesterday! Congrats on joining the design team!
Now - my favorite Gina K. set -- hmm -- I love them all but I have to say I love Retro Boutique with Owl Always Love You as a close second. It is SO hard to pick since all of the sets are great!

colleen said...

I'm soooo geeked for you!!! All of your cards are so cool...

Hmmm, my favorite set??? Just Be-Claws... (why? Well.... just be-claws!)

Joy said...

Congrats on being Senior Designer for Gina K's..I have been admiring your work for the past few weeks. I am new to stamping. I am just learning. Mine are so simple compared to yours.
I must so, since I am new, I will have to go with Gina K's 'Flowers for Daisy'. I like daisies but I most of all like the cause. :-)

Have a great evening

JOY

Anonymous said...

ps..sorry but how do I subscribe to your newsletter? couldn't find the link to click on. thnx

Em's Place said...

Hi there,
I love all the Kindred Spirits stamps... have lots of those.
Otherwise, my two new favs are the Daisy set (best daisy I've seen) AND the new Tee's Set. LOVE!
Congrats on your design team nod. Emily

kathryn pickering said...

Right now I am just lovin' the Little Tee set. I saw a similar set a year or so ago but this one is so much more versatile.

Maria H. said...

Congrats on the promotion! I am a 3d project person, so the Gina K set I use the most is Melanie's What's in your tin. But, there are so many awesome sets to pick from, that it's hard to pick just one! :-)

Bethany Paull said...

Yay! Congratulations. And now I can put a face to the name Gina speaks so highly of. Are you serious? ONE fave? Well, Baskets of Happiness is definitely one of my faves.

Michelle said...

It's so hard to pick a favorite. Retro Boutique was one of my favorites but I really love the new Flowers for Daisy...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you design - more wonderful ideas!

Aimee said...

I love the Daisy set that just came out...

beth b said...

I love so many of the sets but my fav has be Botanical Dreams.

mary g. said...

I'm sooo happy for you! I know you will do well as a designer, you totally deserve this (it's about time!) :)

Congrats!

I love ALL the sets, but Botanical Dreams is definitely my fav - I've worn my set out!

Kim said...

Congratulations Jessica! So far my favorite stamp set is "Whatever Floats Your Boat"

Kim
sarah1395atyahoodotcom

Anonymous said...

Hey Jess!
I really like the down on the farm set. The animals are so cute. Congratulations on your blog!
Love you lots - Faith

Robin Wendt said...

Great Job Jess! I absolutely love your creativity. I look forward to seeing more of your amazing work.
:) Robin

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