Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Gina K Previews and Blog Hop!

Good Evening Everyone!

Have you been seeing all of the gorgeousness that Gina K has for your stamping pleasure for February!! I have been just in awe of all the beauties that have been created and am so excited to be part of tonight's previews where two new stamp sets are going to be previewed - the gorgeous Spring Florals stamp set and the adorable Dream Birds stamp set! These two stamp sets, along with the rest of the stamp sets will be available for purchase at the Gina K store on Thursday night (Feb 11) after the release party!

For a limited time, a free Card Kit will automatically be included with each purchase of the Spring Florals stamp set which is illustrated by Gina K. 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 card kit, please make sure to visit Jessica Fick's blog! I loved stamping these gorgeous flowers - and created this birthday card from this set:
Card Ingredients:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket and Deep blush Prism paper
Stamps: Spring Florals by Gina K
Ink: Memento Ladybug Red
Accessories: SU! scallop and circle punch, EK succes punch, Kaiser bling, sponger, corner rounder, copics, white gel pen, fiskar's square scalloped punch, kaiser pearls, dragonfly hardware, ribbon from Gina K (pure luxuary gold-lined ribbon)

The second card uses the Dream Birds stamp set illustrated by Aslea Hopkins - these birdies are BEYOND cute and the sentiments are so inspiring! I loved this sentiment especially: "Don't lose hope, when the sun goes down, the stars come out" - how true that sentiment is! To create a night time feel, I stamped this on a gray piece of paper and then colored the tree branch and the leaves with my Sakura metallic gel pens and then colored and cut out the sweet birdie, the stars and the flowers:
Card Ingredients:
Paper: Black and gray construction paper and grass from K&Co.
Stamps: Dream Birds stamp set by Aslea Hopkins
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: corner chomper, white gel pen, yellow stickles, green glimmer ribbon

You might have already heard of the Hope is Faith stamp set that Gina has created to help Haiti - this is a beautiful mini stamp set will retail for $9.95 and was created to raise money for the Red Cross to help with the devastation in Haiti. $2.00 of every purchase of this stamp set will be sent directly to the Red Cross throughout the month of February. This is such a wonderful way to help out and support the Red Cross in all of their efforts to bring relief. This butterfly in this stamp set is in one word: gorgeous! I love how easy it is to use - just stamp it directly and color or you can paper piece it and cut it out - either way - it creates a gorgeous butterfly! I paper pieced it with MME's papers in this card:

Card Ingredients:
Paper: MME and black bazzil papers
Stamps: Hope is Faith from Gina K
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: white gel pen, may arts ribbon, black spica glitter pen, W/S black pearls, circle punch and black glaze pen from Sakura and dimensionals.

I loved working with these gorgeous stamp sets! Please be sure to check out the amazing creations that each of these designers, illustrators and beautiful ladies have created:

Aslea Hopkins: Dream Birds Illustrator
Gina K: Spring Florals Illustrator

Thank you so much for stopping by! To all my East Coast friends and family - stay warm! Hope you have lots of hot cocoa and marshmellows to melt away the winter blues!

Big hugs to all!!
Sankari :)


Tina Gilliland said...

These are GORGEOUS Sankari!!! Great job!

cowbelleru said...

I love how you have taken these stamps and made them your own. Your cards are absolutely beautiful.


TexasGrammy said...


These are exquisite, Sankari!! Love your many detailed touches!


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

***picking up jaw from floor***

My gosh!!! Soooo stunning!! That nighttime birdie card is aaaaaaaamazing!!!!!!!!!

Radha said...

...Hmmm took my breat away...
I love it!

This is for u:


Theresa Momber said...

Oh my word! Total, total WOW cards! Stunning!

Radha said...

BTW I love the flower, the bird and the butterfly....
I/we have been doodeling here... horses are on the list too...see u soon:))

Becky said...

OMG,,,These are just stunning, the colors are so rich and vibrant, love how you used black for the birdie, this is just awesome.

Valerie said...

Sankari! These are extraordinary!

Radha said...

Tatally perfectly beauty:))
I wanted to make sure I say that before I go to sleep:))
HI HI late tonight:))
I love it:))
The colores are special:))

Martha said...

Fabulous cards Sankari!!!

NinaB said...

Wow, there's so much to take in with your amazing cards. I love your attention to details, textures and bright colors.

Patti.Jo said...

So colorful and unique!!! Just love your style! Beautiful work!

chris said...

you are amazing I havent come across anyone like you who makes SO MANY STUNNING CARDS.
I get as I cant wait to turn my computer on to see what you have been up to.
congratulations on being the best
love chris xx

catdidit said...

I always love all of the details you add, so awesome! My favorite is the little birdies, how it looks like night time!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Shawnie...you're my hero and my stamping idol. Project after projects is stunning, always with a surprise or two. You ROCK!

Melanie said...

that red flower card make my heart skip a beat! wonderful butterfly design too with that sun!

Sharri Seffens said...

Sankari, Stunning cards!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

All three cards are stunning, Sankari! Awesome designs!

Kim Burmeister said...

Okay, Shawnie! I want to come over and see you create! I don't know how you do it! AMAZING!

Michele L. said...

I don't even know what to say... but just when I think you can't surprise me anymore... bam! u make these cards.
you really are one gifted gal! serisouly these are just strikingly beautiful!

Shaz said...

Beautiful cards! I love these new images. I love the idea of stamp $ supporting Haiti! I purchased the SU! set that is doing the same thing.

the whimsical butterfly said...

GIRLFRIEND!!! SERIOUSLY???? These are all just STUNNING, FAB, GORGEOUS! And you KNOW I'm lovin' that butterfly one!!! Hugs!

WickedPixie said...

Wow, your cards are stunning! :-)Traci

Beth Norman said...

You are sooooooooo talented.

Jessica said...

SHUT UP!!! Sankari, you are such a rock star! I LOVE all of your cards - but what you did with the Dream Birds set on black cardstock... simply genius!

Smita said...

Gorgeous cards Sankari. Especially love the little birdie.


Carolyn King said...

Beautiful...all three are amazing and so detailed. I could stare at them all day!!!

Carolyn King said...

Amazing in every way@!

mom2christopher said...

Lots of beautiful cards!!!! Lovin' it! :) Kathy

pearlyjr said...

Dearest Aunt Sankari!!!
I love your work, your cards so so so so sooooo much!!!
u r smart!
can u please see mine?

Cheryl Nelson said...

Gorgeous work Sankari!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Sankari! Love all the little details! TFS!

Naomi said...

Wow! The first one is AMAZING! I love the colors and layers. The second two are great, I love the sentiments on those!

wendyp said...

WOW!!! Sankari, these are gorgeous!!! That birdie card is just the cutest thing ever! And those butterflies...stunning!!!