Hello friends of Time Out! We are so excited to present a new and wonderful challenge today - a special edition Photo Inspiration Challenge that we call "CASE The Designer". This time we invited Gina K. of Gina K. Designs to design a card for our DT and participants to CASE, and she graciously accepted! How great is that?? Thank you, Gina! If you are unfamiliar with CASEing (CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything), it basically means that you take inspiration from Gina's card for your own project. You could be inspired by her colors, theme, layout or techniques for example... You do not need to "replicate" her card completely, do make it your own.
Gina K. is our fabulous designer AND our sponsor. Gina has designed a wonderful card for us to CASE, and she has generously offered a $25 store credit for our challenge winner who will also be invited to join our Design Team as Guest Designer for a future challenge.
And now we present the gorgeous card that Gina created for our inspiration:
We asked Gina to tell us a little bit about herself and her amazing journey through the world of paper crafting. Here is what she had to say:
"I’m Gina K, the owner and creative director for Gina K. Designs and StampTV. I started stamping in 1995 after my first daughter was born. I went to a home stamping party and I was hooked! Shortly after that, I became a demonstrator for that company and fell in love with everything to do with stamps, paper, and ink.
In 2006, I decided to start my own company and Gina K. Designs was born. As one of the first crafty YouTubers, I decided to create a community for paper crafters around my StampTV YouTube videos.
The StampTV community quickly became a community of over 100,000 paper crafters who support and celebrate each other. I really wanted to build a community where everyone fits in. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you love stamping and paper crafting, you are in. The StampTV community has helped a lot of people find friendship and happiness. It’s a wonderful place to grow your creative wings with lots of support.
My goal is to continue to offer high-quality products through Gina K. Designs and high-quality videos through my YouTube channel. I hope you enjoy our new website and I hope you’ll find a home there!"
We welcome Karen Walker of Random Reflections and winner of Time Out #228, as our Guest Designer. Karen's blog is filled with beautiful creations and musings. Do treat yourself to a visit. You are sure to be inspired.
Here is a little bit abut Karen in her own words:
"I’m so pleased to be asked to Guest Design for the Time Out Challenge. I started stamping 30 years ago in the day when all the stamps were rubber and mounted on wood. A colleague brought in a stamped card and later gave me a demonstration. I was hooked immediately and have been blessed to meet many people through stamping over the years, both virtually and in person. My go-to design is CAS, but I dabble in other styles as well. My blog, Random Reflections went live in 2006, and it’s where I share my love of papercrafting, reading, and photography."
... and HERE is Karen's wonderful creation:
And now for some inspiration from our design team!
Using Sponsor Stamps - Be The Rainbow
(Using Gina K Stellar Snowflake)
Now it's your turn to Take Time Out and craft! Before linking up below, please read how to play from the sidebar. At Time Out we only allow 5 challenges combined, one of them being ours. This challenge runs until 5 pm GMT on 15th of February. Thank you and happy crafting!