Monday, April 29, 2013

Bag - a - Whats?

Today we are introducing a new item in the store.  We chose to name them "Bagatelle Boxes" for several reasons.  My husband uses the word bagatelle in everyday conversation (oh yes, he really does), and it is kind of a fun word.  Then there is the definition of the word:  bagatelle - 1630s, "a trifle," from Fr. bagatelle "knicknack, bauble, trinket.  And then, gotta love that alliteration (same beginning sound) in Bagatelle Boxes.  At any rate, we have a fun set of boxes to show you, with a fun name.

Nancy has taken on the challenge of showing what these are for and making the boxes look good, and she has done a wonderful job.  She has a great post over on her blog that shows off some of the different configurations you can make with the Starter Set, as well as giving some great info on how she got her shabby look. Here is her finished project, but be sure to pop over and check out the full post.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Freebie Friday - Time For Tea

Here's a freebie that works great for Cards, ATC's or layouts.  Grab your copy and if you use the freebie, come back and leave us a link so we can see what you made!

If you prefer the PDF you can download it here.

And here are some fabulous card samples created by design team member Shanna!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Grand Prize Winner

A BIG thanks to everyone who hopped along with us. 
The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate is Five Roosters Farm!
Please contact me at so I can send you the prize information.
You have until Sunday April 28 at 10 pm to contact me.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Blog Hop Time

Welcome to Gina's Designs Blog Hop! 

Since April 15 – 21 is World Creativity & Innovation Week, Gina's Designs decided to hold a blog hop in celebration of Creativity! We challenge everyone to try something new and craft outside their comfort zone. In keeping with this theme, each of our Design Team members will be unveiling a project that includes a technique that is new to them. So hop over to each blog, check out the fun new techniques, and enter to win the prizes. 

 Grand prize giveaway on this blog is a 25.00 Gift Certificate to Gina's Designs.

When you have finished the hop, be sure to come back here and leave a comment so we know you completed the hop. In order to be eligible for our grand prize you need to complete the hop, follow our blog (if you are not already a follower) and follow us on Facebook. You have until 1 am central time on April 22nd to complete the hop. Have Fun and Good Luck! 

Here is my project, featuring a technique new to me: Using Diamond Glaze to attach dimensional items. I have used sand to create some of the elements in my shadowbox, as well as attaching sand, sea glass and shells to the box for a beach feel.

Your first stop on the hop is Marjolaine If you get lost along the way, here is a list

Thursday, April 18, 2013

This & That Freebie Friday on Thursday

Since we are having a blog hop starting tomorrow (Come back and join the fun!), this week's freebie Friday is on Thursday.  This printable is created with a fun color palette and sized to work with your Project Life pages.
If you prefer the PDF file click here.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Another Vintage Freebie Friday

As everyone seems to like them so much we have another Vintage themed freebie Friday. We hope you like it as much as the last one:

As usual you can download the PDF from here
Here is an adorable card and envelope by Deann using today's freebie.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Off the Page projects

Gina's designs are now selling many different off the page items which you will find in our store.

Our design team have had some fun putting them together and here is what they have made

 1st up is Dawn with a small shadow box and trinket box

More details regarding the papers etc can be found on Dawns Blog - details of the trinket box, details of the shadow box

Next up is Lisa's ATC shrine

Details on Lisa's blog here

and another ATC shrine made by Shanna

last but not least here is the 15 drawer Storage cabinet made by Kathi

More details on Kathi's blog

Friday, April 5, 2013

Looking on the bright side of life

Hello to all our blog followers and thank you for returning. This week we have something a little different for you, we decided to brighten things up :)

Here is your Freebie Friday printable, perfect for those project life pages. Right click on the picture and Save As to save the JPG to your PC

Alternatively you can grab the PDF here

Here is a couple of Smash© pages made by Angela using the printable:

and here is a birthday card made by Heidi

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Blog Hop Prize Winner

A big Thank You to everyone who hopped with us.  We enjoyed the hop and hope everyone else did as well.  Thanks again to Scraps Of Darkness for letting us be part of the fun.  Now, without further ado, the winner of the Gina's Designs Prize Package is.......................

Michelle Mc

Michelle, please send me your address so I can get your prize sent out to you.  You have until Friday, April 5th to claim your prize.  If we do not hear from you by Friday, another winner will be chosen.  You can email me at

Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring is Coming

April Showers brings May Flowers but in Florida at the moment it is cold - go figure!  Even though I love the cold weather because it beats the heat - nothing says fun more than summer and spring.  For my post today I created and Easter tag with some gorgeous spring colors from CI Paints and Gina's amazing doilies!

 The gorgeous doily is from Gina's Designs and the flourish off to the side as well.  I applied some molding paste to my Tattered Angels screen at the bottom of the tag. To me they almost look like eggs.. hmm maybe not?!
I used some Creative Memories flowers - originally these were flat but with some love and curling the sprung to life and brought the colors I used form CI Paints to live that much more - definitely another match made in heaven right!!  I even painted the dress on the stamped image.

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