Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Blessings, Gina K. & personal news


embossed vellum

Here is an Easter card I made for the Gina K March release using Easter Blessings; a set not only used for this time of year, you will see in this sample Melanie used it for Communion and so many others have been using it for Spring with the beautiful lilies Rupa drew in the set.    I sent the above card to our grandparents in Waco and got a sweet email from Mamaw saying, 

“Thanks for the beautiful Easter card. It is simple but very elegant!
Indeed we are so grateful for our Rock, our Savior. He is indeed risen and ever lives for us!  I am not the thoughtful and creative person but indeed all of you are so special in my heart!!!”
 

This is the stuff that makes me appreciate my gifting. 

On my card, I used a Chocolate Kiss base weight card base (so happy this cardstock will be released by Gina!) and layered brushed gold metallic cardstock by SU!on top.  The crown of thorns is tamped in chocolate ink on the Pure Luxury Ivory layering weight cardstock and the sentiment embossed with chocolate chip craft ink & clear embossing powder on vellum cardstock. 

Lots of Exciting Things Coming from Gina K! 

  • Stamping Lifestyle Magazine (coming May 2009)Welcome Lynn Mercurio as our Editor-in-Chief of Gina K’s FREE Magazine for YOU with product and tool reviews, great places on the web, featured artists, saving time and money, getting organized and more!
  • Online Classes at StampTV - our education director, Jessica Fick posted her first online class at StampTV – Fun with Flowers.  These classes are based on the technique episodes at StampTV so you can watch the technique first, then use your class kit to make 12 projects!  See here for details.
  • Center Stage!  Each month, 10 featured stampers will be showcased in our Gallery at StampTV to strut their stamping stuff (and each are awarded $10 credit to the Gina K store). 
  • April Release – Scheduled for Thursday, April 23 and it’s going to be HUGE!  I’m so excited about the surprises in store!!

Don’t forget the daily (weekly) and monthly (3D) challenges in our forums and tutorials, videos we have!  So much fun there!  Come join us! 

On a personal note (some of my readers actually look forward to hearing personal stuff).  I’ll be taking John to the Dr. tomorrow – he is having some shots in his lower back as a result of the pain from his rear-end accident on Jan 16.  Then on May 1st his mid-back.  If he responds well to the treatments, he will go for a 3rd in his neck.  If you are a praying person, please pray he gets some relief & these treatments work.  Also, please say a prayer for our cat Chica (she has a bacterial infection and we’re not exactly sure where) we are treating her with antibiotics orally (twice a day-it’s interesting) as a result of her losing about 4 lbs since last July.  I want hem BOTH to get better!  Thanks!

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8 comments on "Easter Blessings, Gina K. & personal news"

cricketpe on 1:10 PM CDT said...

My cat has a thyroid problem so we have to give her a pill daily; it's rather difficult. We recently found out that you can get pill shooters. They look almost like a syringe; you can put the pill in it with a small amount of water and you it down the cat's throat. She might choke for a second, but it's much easier than prying her mouth open and then clamping it shut! Good luck!

Christi on 11:23 PM CDT said...

Beautiful card! I loved reading what your grandmother wrote. I will be praying for John and Chica. Please keep us posted on both of them.

Vanessa on 8:37 AM CDT said...

Woh, there is a lot going on with Gina K designs! Thanks for the update on all the new stuff. I enjoyed reading what grandma wrote. . .He is our rock and lives for us! Amen to that. Lovely card and hope all goes well today with John's back.

Barb Schram on 9:30 AM CDT said...

Prayers for John and Chica! And for you too! Take care, Donna!

Love the sweet note from your Mamaw! Your card is a treasure for sure!

Rose Ann on 11:42 PM CDT said...

What a sweet note from your grandma!! Your card is very elegant & beautiful, Donna!!

Will be praying for Chica and John. Hugs!!

Jessie/knightrone on 12:58 PM CDT said...

I hope both John and your furbaby are doing better!! Gorgeous card too!!

Terri E. on 8:23 PM CDT said...

Prayers are on the way!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 6:38 PM CDT said...

What a beautiful simple yet so elegant card!!!! I'll be sending lots of prayers and hugs your way!!! Tell John we hope these treatments work and that he heals quickly!!! HUGS!!!

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