Sunday, September 15, 2013

Some News and A Christmas Mini

Gina's Designs is undergoing some changes as we grow, and this month we have lots of news.
First, some sad news. Due to personal reasons, Lisa Novogrodski will be leaving our team at the end of September. Lisa has been with us since the beginning of 2013 and has shared generously of her talents. Thanks for being part of our team, Lisa. You will be missed.
Now, some good news! We are happy to welcome two new members to our team.
Joining our support team staff is Nancy Wethington. Nancy has been doing some guest designer spots for us, so you probably already know that she does beautiful work. What you may not know is that she is the brain child behind some of our new Off The Page items, and is writing all our instructions for that product line. Welcome Nancy!
Joining our Design Team, is Kim Fuller. Kim has been sharing her work with us on the Gina's Designs Facebook page for some time now, and she does wonderful things with paper, paint and chipboard. Welcome Kim!
Now over to Nancy W., sharing another great project.

Hi Everyone. Nancy W here in another Guest Designer spot. Thank you to Gina for the invitation. This time I'm decorating a Gina's Gingerbread House Mini.  I've combined the pieces from this mini with pieces from the Winter Shape Set.

The front of the book is pre-cut with windows and a door.
I added Authentique papers to most of the pages.
The window panes are separate pieces as is the roof line with the icicles
so it's super easy to paint white.
Once the paint was dry, I added Marvy's Snow Marker,
the wreath (painted with acrylic paints), leaves and Stickles.

The next two pages used more of the adorable chipboard elements
from the kits mentioned above.
Painting these chipboard pieces were super easy.
I used acrylic paints and then (in most cases) Stickled them up!

The clip on the left page can be removed to reveal a 2 page booklet
that will hold more photos or journaling.

The snowman needed to be fluffy
and I found this stuff called Sparkly Fluff.
Not sure it's even made any more since I found it in my stash
but it looked pretty cool on the snowman.

See, it really is fluffy!

After painting and Stickling (is that a word?)
additional Gina's Designs chipboard pieces,
some became a banner of sorts on the left side
with the two tiny mittens hanging in front of the right photo mat.

Love these snowflakes
how cute is that penguin!

Both sides of the above pages are interactive:

I love envelopes and tags so felt the need to add some
to the next 2 pages.
Did you know that Gina has glassine envelopes
in her online store?
You can find them here:
Glassine Envelopes

The last 2 pages show more of Gina's amazing chipboard pieces.
They were painted, stickled and *snowed*
to create the back of the Christmas house.

After completing all the pages,
the book was bound using a
Zutter Bind-It-All.

So much fun to do.
Thanks Gina, for inviting me to be a guest blogger.
I love what you create for us crafters!


  1. Nancy...huge congrats on being selected to be a member of the support team at Gina's Designs! Your mini Christmas book is so cute! Very much your style and beautiful work! <3 Candy


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