Monday, December 17, 2012

Design Team 2013

Gina's Designs is pleased to announce our Design Team Members for 2013! Thank you to all who applied.  Without further ado, the 2013 Team:
Deann McNulty
Heather Krupinski
Nancy Smith
Shanna Shands
Heidi Steinhebel 
Dawn Carlyle
Lisa Novogrodski
Marfa Otano
Marjolaine Walker
Rashida Anthony
Kathi Mann
Welcome to the team ladies!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

 I have been MIA from my blog for a while now, as I devoted all my time to my newest adventure, Gina's Designs.  After several moves and some growing pains, I have the store firmly established and growing.  I have a talented design team, who turn my products into wonderful art, and I am now looking for more members to join the team.

Design Team Call for Gina's Designs
Gina's Designs, a new laser cut chipboard company, is looking for talented, motivated, responsible designers who have time to commit to creating projects each month with our products and promoting our products online and at their local stores.* We haven't set a specific number of designers for our team; we will determine the membership total based on the number of applicants.

To apply, please do the following:

1. E-mail Gina at and Deann at with the subject line: Gina's Designs DT Call

2. Attach 3 projects showcasing your work. These can be projects you have already done or current ones. We would like to see a variety whether it be cards, layouts, altered items, etc. These projects do NOT need to include Gina's Designs products.

3. Include links to your blog (required) and any online galleries where you upload your projects.

4. Tell us why you think you would be a perfect fit for Gina's Designs design team and what your favorite technique is when using die-cuts. Please provide a little information about yourself, what inspires you when creating, your personal crafty style, and your arts and crafts background.

** This design team call is open to everyone and will close on December 10, 2012. New DT members will be notified via email no later than December 17, 2012 and the DT term will begin on January 1, 2013.

Selected Designers will receive:
*A Design Team Package Quarterly (every 3 months)
*Your name and picture linked to your blog from Gina's Designs Blog
*Gina's Designs badge to feature on your blog
*30% discount on all Gina's Designs Products
*Bonus given to those who are published in a printed crafting publication (Gina's Designs must be listed in the supply list for your project)

What we expect:
*Create a minimum of 3 projects per month
A project consists of:
1 Mini Album
1 layout
1 altered item
4 cards
Set of 3 ATCs
Set of 6 twinchies
Or any other item preapproved by Gina's Designs
*Must have a personal active blog (posting at least once a week)
*Must display Gina's Designs badge with link to Gina's Designs website on your blog
*Upload all projects to:
A. at least 1 online gallery such as Splitcoaststampers (or another gallery approved by Gina's Designs)
B. at least 1 social networking site (ning site, Pinterest, etc)
C. your blog
*Must use Skype and be available for one meeting per month
*Must participate in blog hops and challenges sponsored by Gina's Designs
*Must participate in cross promotional activities between Gina's Designs and other companies
*Specially assigned projects become the property of Gina's Designs and finished project must be mailed back to Gina's Designs.
*Full usage rights of all photos and videos of projects are assigned to Gina's Designs.
*All team members will be asked to watermark their project photos with the Gina's Designs logo and your name/URL. This will help us better market our products and your projects on Pinterest as well as other galleries.
*Create at least one (1) video tutorial and one (1) written tutorial using Gina's Designs products during your term of membership. These tutorials become the property of Gina's Designs and will be available for free download at Tutorials may be a technique or a project. Written tutorials must be completed in the specified format for Gina’s Designs, which will be provided upon announcement of the team members.
*You may be a member of up to three (3) other design teams, but you may not be on a design team for another chipboard company.
*Design Team membership term is one year. You may reapply for another term each year that you are interested.
*Gina's Designs reserves the right to dismiss any design team member who is late on two project release dates (unless prior arrangement or emergency circumstances exist), fails to attend meetings or communicate with coordinator, or for any other situation that places Gina's Designs in a problematic situation.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Spring Birdcage Mini Album Kit For Sale

My first mini album kit is available now. You can see the video by Deann McNulty (Thanks Deann) below. The Paypal Button is for US and Territories only. For International orders, please message me. Limited quantities!
The contents are:
*1 - 6 page chipboard Mini Album in a Birdcage Shape
5 solid pages and 1 cut out page
*10 - laser cut double sided shaped papers
to fit solid album pages
*5 - 12 inch by 4 inch double sided papers
*6 - 6 inch by 6 inch coordinating pastel cardstock sheets
*1 – 21 piece chipboard laser cut set
*1 – 10+ piece charm and bling set
*3 Butterfly folios with pockets
*4 Journaling Cards
*3 Bingo Cards
*15 Tickets
*3 Rosettes
*2 die cut leaf clusters
*4 tags
*20+ punched shapes
*1 yard Organza ribbon
*1 yard white seam binding
*1 yard pink pearls


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ustream Class Coming Soon

Brandy ( Scraplovly08 on youtube) will be hosting a class on Sunday, November 13 at 3 pm Pacific time, featuring the Dressform for all Seasons Kit. Check out her video and then hop over to Mini Album Scraps to purchase your kit. You need to be a member of Mini Album Scraps to access the store page, but membership is free and you will find the site to be an inspiring, friendly place, so join up!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Laser Cuts on Zibbet

I've started listing a few of my laser cut items at Zibbet. It is a lot like Etsy, newer and a bit easier to use. Check out my shop, Gina's Designs, for special pricing on some of the laser cuts as I get started there.
I now have my charms available here on my blog, on the Charms for sale page. Check them out. If you are looking for something in particular and don't see it there, send me a message and I will see what I can do for you.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Haunted House Mini Album

I'm having a great opportunity to work with some very talented artists over at Mini Album Scraps. One of those is Deann McNulty, a lady who amazes me each time I see a new piece of her work. Most recently she has turned out an amazing mini made from my Haunted House and Spooky Shapes sets, which are available at Mini Album Scraps in the store section.
Here are the items in their original form.
If you would like to purchase the Album and shape set here on my blog, as a package, there is a $2.00 discount- so instead of $12.00 for the album and $4.00 for the shapes, you can get both for $14.00 plus $2.48 Shipping. For sizing information, the ruler along the bottom of the photos is marked in inches.

Here is the album she created from them. I love seeing the details she adds, her work is truly amazing.

If you would like to see more images of the album, or find out how she made the great stand for it, pop on over to her blog CraftDee1 and check it out. Thanks Deann, for allowing me to share the album!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Junk Journal For Brandy

Here are some pics of the junk journal I made for Brandy. We both signed up for the swap at MAS but couldn't wait to get started, so we decided to do a personal swap. I used the Graphic 45 "Curtian Call" papers as I know they are a favorite of hers.