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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Gina K.Designs May Release Preview #1

Tonight is the first Gina K Designs May Release preview and I am SO excited to be participating as this month's Center Stage Spotlight Guest Designer!! I am always excited about each new stamp release but this one is fabulous!! The stamp sets are amazing!

Here is the first set being previewed tonight. It is by Rupa Shevda and it's called Beach Bum. This is the perfect set for making fun, fun, fun summer cards! We are having record high temperatures today in southern Wisconsin -- around 90 -- so it is the perfect day for previewing this set! Wish I were at the beach!
This was made with Pure Luxury Ivory base weight paper from Gina K. and the that yummy orange paper is new one coming to the store on Thursday as part of the May release. It is called Sweet Mango. Doesn't that sound like summer? I paper pieced the surf boards with some designer paper I had picked up a long time ago at a local store. The towel is paper pieced using a new digital paper by Nina Brackett,  and the umbrella is made with the new Pure Luxury Wild Dandelion paper, both of which are also coming in the May release. The "sand" is from Flower Soft. It is called sand and it truly does look like sand!

The second set being previewed tonight is called Botanicals by Gina K. You are going to love this set for it's wonderful versatility. There are so many different ways it can be used and Nina's gorgeous coordinating digital paper pack will really help to make this a favorite for making a variety of cards.

This card is made with Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea paper and the background paper is part of the digital paper pack called Bright Botanicals. One of my favorite things about this set is that it has a script background stamp. I used it on the yellow strip and on the kraft focal image. There are various flowers and some really great sentiments. I forgot to take a photo of the inside of this card but the rest of the sentiment is in a super fun script and says . . . for being such a good friend.  That gorgeous turquoise ribbon is a little sneak peek from the Stamp TV kit this month. I can't wait to make more cards with this set to share at the release party!

Thanks for stopping by tonight! Don't forget to come back tomorrow for more previews.

For more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these Designer's Links:

Please make plans to attend our Release party this Thursday night, May 27th from 7-10 central time which will be held at StampTV.  There will be contest questions, challenges, samples from several designers and lots of chatter all leading up to 10pm central, when all the new products and stamp sets previewed this week on our blogs become available online through GinaK Designs store!

19 comments:

catdidit said...

wow! so awesome Kay, on both of these!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh those paperpieced surfboards are UBER KEWL!!! And the soft and sweet botanical card is so lovely!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Kay BOTH your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Great job, GF!!! I knew you would do wonderfully!!! What a FUN FUN day and birthday for you!! Congrats!

Janice M said...

Great cards Kay! Love the paper pieced surf boards! Congrats again on being the CSS Guest designer!

tlgirl353 said...

Woo hoo, Kay. I knew you'd rock it out!!! Both cards are fabulous!

joy said...

The dp you used for your surf boards is PERFECT! GREAT cards!

Betty Neville said...

These are wonderful Kay! Way to go!

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Patti P. said...

Kay, you did such a wonderful job on both of these cards....enjoy your month! Congrats again on being center stage.

Jessica said...

Wonderful cards, Kay!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that beach scene you created with the paper piecing!! PERFECT!

Payne Holler Cards said...

your cards are wonderful!!! lovin them both - your beach scene is calling my name and love the gentleness of the botanical...another super big congrats on being GD! you are rockin'
big hug
Linda

wordbird said...

Kay...love your cards! What a fun beach scene you created here! Congrats on your CSS win!
;D Diana Queen

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful cards, Kay! I love the beach scene - those surfboards are awesome! Your Botanicals card is so nice! Love the color combo!

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome cards Kay! Congratulations on being the May CS Designer! Way to go girlfriend!

Colleen Schaan said...

Welcome!!! I love your hip, hot boards!!! And the yellow and turquoise is a GREAT combo. Thanks for sharing!

buggin2stamp said...

Your beach card is so knarly and I love your botanicals card. I love all the bright colors.

Theresa Momber said...

Both cards are gorgeous! That beachy scene is so cool!

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Kay! Love those surfboards and the Botanical card is just so soft and pretty!!

Donna said...

wow! what a fun beach card and pretty flower card with the paper