GinaK & Inkon3 Collaboration

Welcome to the Gina K. Designs & Inkon3 Collaboration Blog Hop. It’s incredible when two stamp companies can come together to be creative with each other’s products as well as supportive of each other! We hope you enjoy all the inspiration along the way with everyone’s projects.

We are giving away a $50 Gina K. Designs or $50 Inkon3 gift card to two lucky winners. To enter, leave a comment on each blog in the hop! We will be picking random winners from the comments and they will be announced on each company’s respective blog on Monday, July 8, 2019.

For this blog hop, I decided that since this was a collaborative effort, I really wanted to use both company’s products in both cards.

For my first card, I decided to go with a really simple card. I used the Gina K. Designs’ Vibrant Blooms to create a very subtle background by stamping one of the leafy images all over using Inkon3’s Juicy Clear Embossing and Watermark ink on light blue cardstock.

I also went ahead and used one of the Florals from the Gina K. Designs Vibrant Blooms stamp set and combined it with the perfume bottle in Inkon3’s Bad & Boujee stamp set. I’m loving how cute this little bottle is!

The Inkon3’s Bad & Boujee stamp set also has coordinating dies, which have actually have large sentiments included. I decided to use Boujee for the sentiment. Since the background is busy yet subtle, I used a strip of vellum and heat embossed using the Juicy Clear Embossing and Watermark ink.

To finish this card off, I added a few of the smaller diamonds around the sentiment along with some fun gems to add to the Boujee vibe. I love how clean and simple this card turned out to be.

For my second card, I decided to create a scene card. It’s one of the type of cards that require more time involved but totally worth it!

Again, I used the florals from Gina K. Designs Vibrant Blooms stamp set and combined it with the perfume bottle in Inkon3’s Bad & Boujee stamp set. I used a few lines to create a scene and for the table, I used Gina K. Designs’ Floral stencil to add some texture to the table. It’s subtle but really gorgeous!

I also really love the little stamps in the Bad & Boujee stamp set so I wanted to use them. I decided to add them as canvas art on the wall. It was perfect for this as decor in this house.

To finish off this card, I used the sentiment from the Vibrant Blooms stamp set. I just adore how this turned out!

Thanks for joining me here today and hope you enjoyed the inspiration. Your next stop is over at Karen‘s blog! Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win!

If you’re interested in the full lineup, here it is!

Gina K. Designs
Kathy Racoosin
Jeannie Lieu – You are here!
Karen Hightower
Beth Silaika
Donna Idlet
Ricky Burton-Romero
Cat Tidwell
Mindy Eggen
Vicki Finger
Lisa Hetrick
Ashlea Cornell
Susie Moore
Kassi Hulet
Lynnea Hollendonner
Sheri Gilson
Rema Deleeuw
Judy Woodland
Hannah Schroepfer
Emily Loggans
Ilda Dias
Dana Joy
Arjita Sepaha Singh
Cheryl Luu
Lydia Fiedler
Courtney Miles

LDRS Day 2 – Spot on!

Hi everyone! Thanks for joining us on the blog hop today for LDRS Creative’s new June release. I hope you enjoyed Day 1 of the blog hop. Thanks for stopping by again!

Today, I’m going to spotlight the new Spot On stamp set, which focuses on adorable giraffes! There’s two in the set but I’m focusing on the main one. I stamped him and some clouds out using Raven hybrid ink and fussy cut them out.

One of the new die sets in the new release is called Practically Oval and they contain so many different choices that you can choose from. For this particular card, since the giraffe I wanted to use is large, I decided to use the largest frame. I cut a piece of Kraft cardstock and also a piece of white cardstock. I plan to do a inlay look for the card panel.

The white cardstock will be where my scene will be, so I go ahead and stamp the image of the bird on the branch on the side. Since the giraffe looks like he’s looking back, it really looks like they are looking at each other.

I decided to mask off all the little leaves and bird using LDRS Masking Paper and use ink to blend a simple background using blue for the sky and green for the ground.

Once I finish with the scene, I inlay the white piece into the kraft cardstock. I decided to add the two clouds on both sides of the giraffe. To finish off the card, I’ll go ahead and stamp the sentiment right below the bird and this card is complete.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have been enjoying the blog hop. Hopefully, it has inspired you with ideas for the new release!

Trinity Stamps 1 Year Anniversary

Hi everyone! It’s Jeannie here and I’m so excited to be part of Trinity Stamps 1 Year Anniversary blog hop!

For the blog hop, please hop around and leave a comment. One reader will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Trinity Gift Card and Birthday Surprise Gift. Also, if you plan on doing some shopping for the new release, there’s a promo happening:
KIND ONE Senti mini: Free stamp with a $50 purchase, Free Stamp and Senti Mini Die with $100 purchase. 

I hope you’ve been enjoying all the new items and get inspired to create. I have a project to share with you today using the new release! Since it’s a celebration, I wanted to create a sweet card wishing Trinity Stamps well wishes for hitting the one year milestone.

I chose to use two of the smaller sets to create a fun card. First, I stamped out the large sentiment from the Sweet Senti-mini stamp set at the bottom. I love how this includes add on options of “er” and “est” so you could choose to add it to Sweet. I used this as an anchor for the lollipops, from the Sweeter Than stamp set, right above it.

I decided to go with a fun rainbow theme for the color scheme. To complete the sentiment, I stamped the smaller words from the Sweet Senti-mini set onto black cardstock and heat embossed in white.

To finish off this card, I chose some matching Rainbow Connection Rhinestone Mix embellishments to place around the card. I really love that this mix has all the different colors so I was able to handpick the colors of the rainbow. Oh! and I had to glitter this up, so I added glitter to the sentiment and the candies. You can’t really see it from the photos but in person, it’s pretty darn awesome.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to stop by on the next blog hop stop and leave a comment there too!

Trinity Stamps
Angelica Conrad
Barb Engler
Bobbi Lemanski
Brenda Noelke
Caly Person
Carly Tee Minner
Christine Burillo-Kirch
Courtney Kreeber
Daniel West
Emelie Hessler
Emily Mydlowski
Jeannie Lieu <— You are here
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Kathy Racoosin
Katie Brooks
Kelly Latevola
Lisa Cisneros
Laurie Willison
Shanna Slater

LDRS Day 1 – Stinkin’ Amazing

Hi everyone! Thanks for joining us on the blog hop today for LDRS Creative’s new June release. If you are loving critters and spring, this is definitely the release for you. Today, I’m focusing on one stamp set from the new release called Stinkin’ Amazing.

This is a very cute large rubber set that contains lots of images. I really love the main skunk and the floral images. I stamped out a ton of the flowers using Raven hybrid ink and fussy cut all the images.

Using some alcohol markers, I colored them up using the same color scheme of yellow, orange, and red. I originally was only going to add flowers to the bottom of the card panel but once I built my little border, I loved it so much I replicated it on top.

I colored in the solo skunk and wanted him to stand on top of the sentiment. I stamped out the sentiment on white cardstock and matted it on black so it really popped (and quite frankly, matched the skunk).

The background seemed a bit plain with just white, so I pulled out a piece of woodgrain cardstock, added a light blue ink to it and the card really came together. It’s super subtle and you can barely see it but I think it really adds to the card in real life.

It’s a super sweet card and I love how it turned out. The flowers really pop and scream for spring/summer. I hope you’ve been enjoying all the new items and get inspired to create. I’ll be back tomorrow for Day 2 of the blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back again soon for some more inspiration and ideas!

Trinity Stamps New Release

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by for the Trinity Stamps new release blog hop. One reader will be randomly selected to receive a $25 Trinity Gift Card and an embellishment goodie bag. So leave a comment along the blog hop (list below).

I hope you’ve been enjoying all the new items and get inspired to create. I actually have three projects that I shared sneak peeks of throughout the week.

The first card was a fun and interactive one using Puddle Jumpers. I used masking to split the images so they were both a standalone image. I wanted the little jumper separate from the puddle he was jumping in.

I added a hidden slider right behind the jumper so when you pulled up, he’d jump up and when the slider was pushed back down, he’d land right in the puddle.

I also added a few more puddles, added a ground and a sky. Usually when there’s some interactive element, I tend to keep the rest pretty simple.

For the second card, I used the Spring Fling Florals stamp set, which I absolutely adore since it allows you create your own bunches of flowers. It’s amazing and definitely going to be a fan favorite. For the card, I chose to stamp and mask a ton of these images to create a circular arrangement.

For the sentiment, I used the Thank You Sentimini set. It looked very simple so I added a few Unicorn Tears Rhinestone mix just to accent it. The background was really simple to create. I used a piece of dark grey cardstock and stamped a variety of the images all over to cover randomly.

I just love how this one turned out.

For my final card that I’m sharing today, I focused in on the Hello Sentimini to use for a card. Usually when cards are full of sentiments, I only will pull it out when I need something very specific. Here, I decided to utilize most of the sentiments to create a background by heat embossing in white and then using distress inks to create an ombre look.

I portioned off the card since I wanted that space for the large “hello” in the set. I just used an alcohol safe pen to help draw in the borders. The borders really help break up the card since the background with the sentiments are a bit busy. I also used a variety of sizes and colors of the Shiny Baubles to accent the hello. I really love this embellishment mix because of the different colors, so I was able to pick and choose the ones I wanted to use.

This is one of my favorite sentiment filled cards and I hope this idea helps step outside of the normal use for sentiments.

Be sure to stop by the entire blog hop to get ideas for what you could use the new products for. Of course, I’ll be creating more from this new release but I really hope you love it as much as I do!

Trinity Blog
Jeannie -> You are here!

Thanks for stopping by! Come back again soon for some more inspiration and ideas!

Bubble Tea Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Thanks for joining me on this collaboration hop with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Trinity Stamps for National Bubble Tea Day. One reader will be randomly selected to receive a $25 Trinity Gift Card. Leave your comments on all of the participating blogs (list below) by Wednesday, May 8th at 11:59pm Pacific, then look for the winner announcement here on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers‘ blog the following week.

Let’s start off by saying that if you know me, you know that I’m a HUGE boba (also known as Bubble Tea) fan! So when it was brought to my attention that it was National Bubble Tea day… I just HAD to create a cute card that just goes with it!

Boba stamps are hard to find but super easy to create. You just need to draw in boba in any coffee cup. There is one in the Seasonal Sweetie stamp set and I took advantage of it. Yes, this set is more for Fall and Winter and I know we’re in Spring but I didn’t care. I wanted to have a little girl drinking boba! I manipulated her just a little to remove her scarf.

I stamped out the coffee cup, added a straw and added boba to her cup! It worked perfectly. I actually fussy cut the boba as well as the main girl. I used an Exacto Knife to cut around her hands so I could insert the boba cup. It worked out so perfectly.

For the main boba cup image, I just drew this out to the match the boba cup in her hand. It was a lot easier than I expected and so I wanted to make the drink into a shaker as well. I used the same Exacto Knife to cut the opening in the cup. I used some distress ink on the back panel to make it the color of milk tea. I totally decided to use the Trinity Stamps Coffee Bean Heart Sprinkles as the shaker bits.

For the background, I used distress ink and a confetti stencil, that made it look like boba all over. It also added interest to the background without taking away the spotlight.

I needed a sentiment to finish this off and the huge variety from Caffeinated Sentiments was perfect! The only word that was missing was boba, but I noticed it wouldn’t be too hard to piece together from the letters in the set. I went with something punny, and came up with “Let’s Get Boba, It’s been Oolong!”.

I really enjoyed creating this card and love how it turned out! Now off to go get myself a boba. My favorite is a jasmine milk tea with cream puff. I love mini boba but it’s so hard to find. What’s your favorite?

Remember to continue on the blog and hop around for a chance to win a prize! The next person on the hop is: Shanna Slater.

Enjoy her creations along with everyone else’s and good luck! 

Aquarium Shadow Box & Planner Layout

Hello, hello! I’m back today with a super fun card I made along with a video showing the process for creating this card. Today, I’m featuring The Sassy Club’s, Under the Sea and Sea Creatures. All supplies used will be listed at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

I generally love interactive cards and this one is no different. It’s only a little different in the sense of what paper medium I’m using. Today, I’m using mainly acetate to create my card.

For my video today, I’m focusing more on putting together this aquarium, which is actually really easy and putting all the elements together to form this card so I hope you enjoy it.

It’s also part of a video hop and my particular channel will be giving away a $25 gift certificate of your choice (US and International). You’ll just need to leave a message on my YouTube. For an extra entry, head over to my instagram, follow me there and leave a comment on this card’s post. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate of your choice and this is open to US or International. Entries for the giveaway will close on April 20. The winner will be announced on April 21. Good luck!

Additionally, if you’ve been following me on Instagram already I’ve started including my planner layouts inspired by my cards. I’ve been really obsessed with this and I love planner stamping. I use one additional set for the planner, called Making Waves. It’s absolutely adorable and can’t wait to start next week!

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon!


Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for review and use. All other items were personally purchased. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

The Sassy Club – Under the Sea:
The Sassy Club – Sea Creatures:
My Favorite Things – Snowy Drifts:
Make Waves:
Mini Distress Ink – Walnut Stain:
Fiskars Paper Trimmer:  
Teflon Bone Folder  –
Distress Ink Blending Tool:
Scor Tape 0.25”:
Xyron Sticker Marker:
Glue Dots:
Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat:
Duralar Acetate:


Pawsome background!

Hi everyone! I’m back today to share a new card using one of the newest standalone die backgrounds from Penguin Palace, called Pawsome Background.

I was in a rainbow kind of mood, so I grabbed a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and my distress oxide inks: Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet. These worked perfectly to create the rainbow effect I was looking for.

I used the Pawsome Background on black cardstock and because it’s black, the rainbow colors really popped through the die cut pattern. Since the pattern is very concentrated, I decided to also die cut a little rectangle to allow room for the sentiment. While doing so, I used two rectangle die cuts to create a little frame around the sentiment so it popped a little more. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the stamp set, My Best Pal. Additionally, I just had to add one of the doggie images to the card, so I chose the one with the balloons. I stamped and die cut it using the coordinating dies.

This worked perfectly to go with the sentiment and the background. I loved how this card turned out. It makes for such a wonderful and cherry look so I hope you enjoyed it too.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back again soon for some more inspiration and ideas!

→ SUPPLIES USED ← Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for review and use. All other items were personally purchased. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

STAMP SET(S): My Best Pal*
DIES: Pawsome Background*, My Best Pal*
INK: Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
TOOLS: Sizzix Big Shot
MISCELLANEOUS: Bristol Smooth Paper


Scene Card | Penguin Palace

Hi everyone! It’s Jeannie (InsideoutJeans) on the blog today to share a card I created using the newly released Penguin Palace’s stamp set named, Let’s Get Crafty. This set definitely screams for a scene card and so I wanted to put one together.

I needed to create a space for this little artist to paint his painting so I set him up in a studio. Before I stamped out my final product, I actually stamped everything on a scrap piece of paper to see how the scene would look. This helped me figure out which masks I needed to stamp and cut out. There actually wasn’t too much and it was mainly on the table. However, I didn’t want to color the entire background using alcohol markers so I had to create masks for everything so I could use distress inks to help me color the background.

The desk scene was really cute because the set included the back of the little kitty the artist was drawing. The table was something that I had to draw in but if you looked at it closely, it’s just a few lines.

The scene itself is really cute and once I added the portrait, the only place to add a sentiment was right below and I think it was perfect.

I just loved how it turned out and I really adore this stamp set. It’s pretty versatile.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon!


Pink & Main – 5th Birthday Blog Hop

Hi everyone! It’s Pink & Main‘s 5th birthday and it’s definitely worth celebrating with a blog hop. There will be FIVE random winners chosen from the comments left on our blogs. The winners will each win a $50 store credit. You will have to comment on all blog stops for a chance to win! Hop around and be inspired!

Today I’m using some new release items which center around this birthday celebration!

I am loving the new paper pad, It’s A Party; there are so many fun, celebratory designs. I was drawn to the Happy Birthday sentiment all over as patterned paper and wanted to use it. It’s a little busy but I just didn’t care because I just HAD to use it.

I wanted to use the hive and one of the cute bees from the Bee Day stamp set so I stamped and cut these using the coordinating dies. I didn’t need anything else since these images were a good size for my A2 card panel.

If it wasn’t busy enough, I still wanted to add another fun element to this card. I used one of the Scallop Circle dies to create a shaker window, lining it with acetate. I added the hive right on top of the cutout and added the bee at the lower bottom right. Even though the card was covered in the background sentiment, I wanted to use one of the sentiments from the set. I stamped it on a piece of white cardstock and matted it on black. The black breaks up the background and pulls your focus to the words.

For the shaker bits, I generously used the new Flower sequins. I love the mix of colors and it matched with the patterned paper. I used two layers of foam tape and it allowed the sequins to move around freely.

After the card was put together, I decided that I needed to add a border around the shaker to break up the background and pull your focus to the middle of the card as well. Everything was a bit busy so I used the same technique for the sentiment and cut out a scallop border using black cardstock and two of the scallop circle dies. This worked really well and it really finished off the card.

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating along with us! See you next time!

Pink & Main Blog
Zsofia M.
Amy R.
Annette A.
Ardyth P.
Ashley T.
Amy Y.
Dana J.
Caly P.
Dana P.
Cassie T.
Donna L.
Jennifer M.
Jeannie L. (You are here!)
Leanne W.
Ilina C.
Laura V.
Laurie C.
Lynnea H.
Mindy P.
Kathy S.
Tracy F.
Xenia R.
Yolie B.

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for review and use. All other items were personally purchased. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.
STAMP SET(S): *Bee Day
DIES: *Bee Day
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
MISCELLANEOUS: *It’s A Party paper pad, *Flower Sequin mix


Hearts Scalloped Borders

Hi everyone! I’m back on the blog today with a sneak peek for Penguin Palace’s new release focusing on the awesome standalone die named, Fancy Hearts Scalloped Borders and Dynamite Explosion Borders Set. This is releasing March 20, 2019.

For the card today, I wanted to just focus on the dies so I kept it very simple. I used Red Carpet cardstock to cut out the largest scalloped heart die. The weight and texture of the paper really makes this die look gorgeous. Since it cuts out really small hearts, I wanted those to pop so I matted it against white cardstock. There’s a smaller scalloped heart frame in this set and I used Splendorlux Argento cardstock, which is a smooth silver. It’s really pretty and not reflective. There are little heart dies in the die set and I used the Red Carpet cardstock for them to tie back the larger die.

I originally added just the sentiment from the Congratulations stamp set in the middle of the card to keep it simple but it looked a little too plain. I pulled out the Sweet Ride stamp set and stamped the couple in the bottom left corner along with little hearts from the set. Because I want the focus on the dies, I left the images uncolored.

Stop by the Penguin Palace’s blog also to see more inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks. Come back again soon for some more inspiration and ideas!


A Magical Hello!

Hi everyone! My name is Jeannie and I’m soooo excited to join the Trinity team! I’m here to share my first card with you on their blog today. I hope you love it as much as I do and I hope I can inspire you to pull out your sets to use them as well!

Personally, I love when a bunch of sets can be combined together because you are able to mix and match to create a ton of different types of cards. For today’s card, I couldn’t help myself and used four different sets to create a fun scene card.

For my background, I used a piece of dark blue cardstock along with three random distress oxides inks to create a galaxy background. You just put splotches of color all over the cardstock and darken up the edges with black. It always looks like such a mess but once you add white splatters (I use Copic Opaque White Ink), everything comes together. Trust me!

Next, I pulled out the Castle Scene Builder Die Set to use for my card. I love this set for the small details in this set and all the pieces can create a great scene. For the die pieces, specifically the castle and trees, I decided to color them up to add details and texture. I used the landscape die to cut out two pieces to create two hills. This comes together to create a gorgeous scene to go along with the galaxy background.

For the magical wizards, I used two sets: Magical Wizards and Wizard Friends. I wanted to dress the trio in robes with the scarves. It took a bit of masking but I just love this set for all the little accessories and details. You can mix and match to create fun outfit changes! I originally didn’t add the scarves, but this is easily fix because I stamped them out, cut them out, and added them right on top.

After I finished coloring them up using alcohol markers, I put this scene together quickly. I just love how the Castle Scene Builder Die Set created such a magical scene!

To finish off the card, I die cut the “Magical” sentiment, from the Magical Sentiments set that has coordinating dies, out of silver cardstock. For the text, I chose “You Are” from the stamp set and heat embossed it using silver embossing powder on black cardstock. I kept it as simple as possible since there was so much happening but I’m loving how this turned out.

I’ll definitely be pulling them out again to share more of my ideas with you!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this card.