Sunday, May 31, 2015

Winner of the Balloon Shape Set!

Congratulations to the Winner of the Gina's Designs Birthday blog hop!   Ms. EmK  won the Balloon Shape Set that I am giving away here on my blog. Congratulations!!! Please follow the steps below to claim your prize!
The Grand Prize winner has been announced over on the Gina's DesignsBlog which you can find here:Gina's Designs Blog 

1) Please email Gina at
2) Place "Birthday Blog Hop Winner" in your email Subject line
3) Please state what blog you won on and the shape set you won
4) Please provide your mailing address
*****If we don't receive your email by Friday June 5th at 5pm CST a NEW Winner will be chosen****
Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us, and stay tuned for more from Gina's Designs Lasercuts!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Mad Hatter Birthday Hat by Dianna's Crafts

Hi Everyone and a Happy 3rd Birthday to Gina's Designs!  Gina helped make this idea a reality, thank you Gina! She cut this hat for me and was very supportive when I took over her craft room and decoupaged everything in sight. 

The paper is actually book pages from Alice in Wonderland that was liberally distressed with ink.  I did use color pencils on some of the pages.  I used Beacon's Fast Finish Decoupage and it was a pleasure to work with (warning it is like water so a little easier to work with and it does dry fast).  The above picture is a side shot but I wanted it to be the first picture.  I used a blown up picture of the mad hatter and placed one of Gina's Designs tea cups in front of the mad hatter.  I used Twinkling H20's on Gina's feathers and some of the left over rosette from the hat band.  I added the cards to celebrate Gina's Designs 3rd Birthday!

This picture is actually the front of the hat.  I used Gina's Designs String Alongs - Alice and applied Twinkling H20's.  The pocket watch was cut from a String Alongs and I included a metal watch face.  The white rabbit is a stamp from Deep Red colored with Copic Markers.  The blue band is a rosette die that was cut from blue paper.

The caterpillar was cut out from a Alice in Wonderland page and popped up on one of Gina's mushrooms. Twinkling H20's was used on the mushrooms to give them some depth.  This Alice is a stamp from Saturated Canary and colored with Copic Markers.  

There was a lot going on here with all of the colored pages so I used a hat from Gina's Alice String Alongs to brake it up a little.  

This is the top of the hat, I just had to include the Cheshire Cat :)

Thank you for looking!

Items Used
Gina's Designs

Other Items
Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage
Deep Red - White Rabbit Late
Saturated Canary - Alice

Friday, May 22, 2015

Gina's Designs 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to Gina’s Designs 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!
The Birthday Blog Hop will run from today, May 22, until May 29 at 8pm CST.  You should have just come from Lynne - Scrappy Squirrel's Nest.   If you didn't, don't worry! Just pop over to Gina's Designs Birthday Blog Hop post and follow all the blogs in order.

We are having two great giveaways associated with this blog hop.

The first one is the Birthday Prize Giveaway!
The Birthday Prize package includes:
To be entered into the Birthday Prize giveaway, you need to:

1. Stop at all 15 designers’ blogs for a secret word.
2. After you collect all of the 15 words, create a sentence.   
3. Email your answer for a chance to win the
 Birthday Prize!
 This is why you will want to make sure you stop at each blog. That prize package is fantastic! 

Now the second giveaway will be done on EACH of the designers blogs. The shape set I am giving away is the Hot Air Balloon Shape Set

Below is a picture of one of the Hot Air Balloons that I used in this tag.

To be entered into my blog's giveaway,
1.  Subscribe to my blog. 
2.  Leave a comment on this blog post.
THAT’S IT! So easy!

So many great ways to win some fabulous chipboard pieces! My word for the Birthday Prize giveaway is IN.
The next blog you will want to visit is Nichola - Pixie Hill.

If you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the blogs you need to visit to collect your word.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Artist Trading Cards by Dianna

Hi everyone, Dianna here with my first Artist Trading Cards. These are a cross-promo with Gina's Designs and Rubber Moon Stamps.   All of the Chipboard used are Stamping Blanks made by Gina's Designs especially for Rubber Moon Stamps.  I made them for my friend Kim who loves the Beatles and her furry family member Queen Blue the cat.  

The first Here Come the Sun made with Rubber Moon sun stamp.  I used white acrylic paint on the chipboard then stamped on the chipboard.  I then used Copic markers to color the Sun Sweet and Trust Your Heart.  I used scrap paper and created cloud shapes and put the paper under the window.  I then used Stickles on the sun and clouds. I then printed out the Here Comes the Sun and punched it out with a ticket punch. 

Black Bird Fly was made with the Sun Sweet and Spread The Love (Bird)Stamps. I cut the "rays" off the sun and then painted the chipboard white, then stamped on the sun and used Stickles on the sun.  I stamped the bird and cut the heart off..  I used scrap paper and distressed the edges.  I then printed out the Blackbird Fly.  

Queen Blue was made with a Rubber Moon Cat stamp, stamped with grey ink on white paper. I used scrap pink and white paper punched with a punch stamp to create a ruffle.  I painted a Gina's Designs chipboard Flourish Amanda black and a Queen Bees crown white and used silver Stickles to "bling" it up.  I also used silver Stickles around the edges of the ATC for more "bling"

Coming Soon to Gina's Designs:  Artist Trading Cards made from chipboard.  You can order various thicknesses of chipboard, just e-mail Gina with what you want. 

Items Used
Gina's Design
Artist Trading Cards - coming soon

Rubber Moon