Monday, February 8, 2010

Gina K Previews!!

Good evening everyone!! I'm here from super cold & snowy VA, lol and we're expecting another 20 inches of snow tomorrow to add to the 34 we have on the ground--BLECH! I'm soooo sick of winter I can't even tell ya! And my kids have off of school thru next Tuesday--I'm gonna go INSANE I TELL YOU, LOL! Hubby is whisking me off to dinner tonight w/o kids so I can at least get outta the house for a few hours and enjoy food cooked by anyone but myself, hee hee!
Tonight I'm lucky enough to get to share some more Gina K Previews with you and these cards hopefully make you forget about winter for just a bit :0)  All of these fabulous stamp sets (and new papers, trims and cs) will be available after the Release Party on Thursday evening (Feb.11th) at Gina K's store HERE!

**And don't forget about the special stamp set "Hope is Faith" (see my sample on post below this) which is benefiting relief efforts in Haiti!  It's a beautiful set and for a wonderful cause--a definite must have for your stamp collection!***

Spring Florals Card Club Kit

One of the set's I'm previewing tonight is called "Spring Florals" and I'm so looking forward to spring! These beautiful flower images and sentiments are perfect for every occasion--I love them!  I decided to make my card a little shabby chic and used some gorgeous papers from K&Co.--the edges of my papers got distressed with my Tonic Distress Tool and then I inked the edges. 
(For a limited time, a free Card Kit will automatically be included with each purchase of the Spring Florals stamp set. The entire kit includes the stamp set, a binder sheet, the instructions and materials to make 3 complete cards for $19.95. For more details on the cards, please visit Jessica Fick's blog.)
The flower image was stamped first in SU's sage shadow and then stamped again & colored with Copics (I love the shadow effect).  Some stickles on the flowers and some Prima pearl/rhinestone swirls add a nice bling-y touch!  And you can't have shabby without some pretty trims and buttons!

My second project uses the new set "O Baby" by Rupa Shevde and there are sooo many cute images in this set--perfect for all those baby projects you might need to make.  I love stamping and coloring on fabric (see tutorial page at top of my blog for more on that)--it's easy and fun and best of all it can be washed once it's heat set.  I created a fun baby card and matching "burp" cloth to go along with it.

The card uses some fun papers by K&Co called "Itsy Bitsy" and I love the gender neutral colors! I had to use this fun duckie pull-toy cuz' it's just adorable.  I colored with Copics and added some stickles and more buttons.  The double bow was made with my Bow Easy and I cut the sentiment into 2 pieces so I could stamp them over each other instead of askew.

The burp clothes I buy in bulk and iron them to heat set the cloth, then stamp them with my Memento ink and color with Copics.  The sentiment was stamped with Palette Ink which like Copics is both permanent and washable!  You can still shade on fabric with your copics, but coloring is more of a "dabbing" effect than a rubbing.  After you're finished you can toss it in the dryer or do like me and iron it real good to heat set the ink.  I used the duckie pull-toy again and then stamped the button image along the entire border which is really cute--and I love the sentiment!!  Hope you like all of these projects too--it's always fun to use your stamps in multiple ways!
A note from our DT Leader Jessica Fick:
The Pressed Flowers stamp set was designed to be a perfect companion to Melanie's A Year of Flowers set! It is also a perfect stand alone set as each bold stamp image lends itself to many techniques as you will see on each designer's blogs tonight!

Start with the Illustrator's blog Melanie Muenchinger and then visit these designer's blogs for even more samples with this stamp set and Rupa Shevde's O Baby Stamp set as well!
Gina Krupsky
Jessica Fick *
Theresa Momber
Nina Brackett
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Kurtis Amundson
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Bev Gerard
Suzanne Dean *

* also previewing the new Card Kit Stamp set: Spring Florals


  1. love the burp cloth and card!

    wonderful paper and flourishes on the floral card!

  2. Beautiful floral card with the new Spring Florals! I wish you were seeing these blooms outside your door instead of all that snow!
    I simply 'must' peek at your fabric stamping toot ... sounds like fun .. the burp cloth is a darling idea!


  3. I LOVE that dp from K&Co! It is perfect for your card. Hope the colors helped to brighten your day. Have fun in the snow. :)

  4. I love this......and your burp cloth is adorable.....I gotta remember to do that one day.....prefect for it all......

  5. I love this card and the burp cloth is just adorable.

  6. Good morning Suzanne, wow youve been busy with lots of gorgeous makes since my last visit. I am loving them all, hugs Linda x

  7. Wonderful work Suzanne, I love how you made the matching set for a baby.... gorgeous.

    Liza x

  8. GORJUSS!!!! And WOW!!! I didn't know that about the fabric!!! I totally have to try out your tutorial!!!

  9. Wow Suzanne, what great cards!!! And, that burp cloth is just too cute to use. You are so talented, girl!!!

  10. What gorgeous cards, Suzanne ! Great tip on stamping on fabric and a wonderful idea for a baby gift.

  11. Love the blue and brown floral card - so pretty!! You have been in my thoughts with all that snow out your way. Goodness, what a mess! I'll bet it is making you stir crazy. I love snow, but wouldn't want that much. I'm happy with the 3 inches or so we have now. Take care & be safe!

  12. These are both stunning!! Love that blue and brown with all the pearls!! And the burp cloth is too cute!!

  13. Wowza Suzanne! Your cards are amazing and the burp cloth is adorable! I need to try stamping and using my copics on fabric!

  14. Beautiful Spring Florals card, Suzanne! And the baby card and burp cloth are just too adorable!

  15. love love love spring flowers, but I would love the real thing better, still raining here. Duckies are precious, hope you had a nice dinner with dh. Sandi

  16. Hi Suzanne...Sorry you getting more snow. It's really cold here in Texas. I love the floral card. I have never seen a double stamp before and it is really pretty. Your baby card and burp cloth are just adorable.

  17. Suzanne... these are both FABULOUS!!!!! WOW does that first card rock!! And the burp cloth with matching card are soooo adorable!!!

  18. wow! I love all your creations today. The first uses beautiful colors and I'm a sucker for all things baby!!!

  19. OMG, that floral! wowza!! I love the pearls and rhinestones together and the distressing, so very shabby chic! And those ducks are so awesome too!

  20. Beautiful cards! I especially like the Spring Florals card. It looks so soft and luxurious : )

  21. Hello Suzanne, It's a great job. I'm stunning with him. You're a great artist and I love your art. Hugs, Lena

  22. Everyones work is absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing

  23. what a beauty that floral card is...stunning details. Love the burp cloth---GREAT idea!

  24. Wow, both projects are totally gorgeous! I was wondering if you'd be willing to share where you purchase the burp cloths?


  25. Fabulous projects! Love all the details of your spring card and the baby projects are adorable!

  26. What adorable cards and burp cloth. You have outdone yourself as usual.

  27. Suzanne! You blow me away all the time and today is certainly not an exception! Your Spring Florals' card is simply amazing - I LOVE those colors and your layout!! And, as for the baby projects - well, they are OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! Great job, my friend - happy shoveling that snow... blech!!

  28. Wonderful cards! I just adore those duckies!

  29. yumy yummy yummy yummy! ADORE the duckies and burp cloth and the spring flowers - STUNNING!

  30. Suzanne,

    Your projects are beautiful as always. I feel so bad for you with all of that snow!! I was supposed to fly to Philly today to take my son to see some Asthma & Immunology specialists there and cancelled b/c they are expecting 24 more inches too. They only have about 20 inches on the ground at my inlaws, but there is no way for us to get to the dr. appts at CHOP on Thurs after the blizzard! I am staying here in 55 degree temps! I hope you don't have horrible flooding after all that snow melts. I hope you survive the time with the kiddos! I always thought it got easier as they got older - not so much? My 13 yo dd does her own thing at home - it's my boys (4 & 6) that make me crazy! Bless you! Sending cyber hugs, ~Tori

  31. Beautiful flower card and adorable baby card & burp cloth! You come up with the neatest projects.

    Sorry about the snow!!

  32. Wowza girl. The card is rocking...shabbily at that and the burb cloth my goodness...precious is that word. What new Mama would love to have burb cloths so personalize and made by hand...NONE! I would say 2 fabulous stamps sets coming right up!

  33. Love your blue & brown distressed card, Suzanne! Love every inch of it. Lovely work!
    And the baby card is just as sweet as can be with those darling little duckies. Cute, cute, cute!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron ♥

  34. pretty spring florals! I LOVE your burp cloth idea, so cute with the matching card

  35. AMAZING creations Suzanne! These area all STUNNING Girl! Love them all!
    Hugs~ Kim

  36. Just love the flower card.. Lovely blue and brown.. Lovely papers too.. And those embellies.. Beautiful! :)


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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