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Thursday Blast From the Past Challenge - 7/22 - Your FIRST GKD set plus tags

Happy Thursday everybody! And I start off with an apology – I have seen all your incredible entries…but haven’t been able to leave my comments before the challenge closed. I am so sorry – was traveling over a 3 day weekend and then there’s my “day” job that has had me working night and day….again, my sincerest apology.

But I did get two cards made this evening for this week’s challenge and

this week the challenge is to Use a Tag Die as a Decorative Element …and the “twist” is to use the FIRST Gina K Stamp set you purchased (or as close as possible to your first…just in case you have sooooooo many you don’t remember your first! LOL)


BUT If you dont have any GKD stamps, then just use one of your oldest stamps (-:

I did two cards to help get the mojo flowing on using the tags.

My “twist” card is from the set “Framed Friends” by Asela Hopkins! Loved this owl and the sentiments – went crazy over this one and the Gina K addiction began….big smile!

Used GKD’s Green Apple and Lemon Drop, Basic Grey’s Origins, GKD ribbon and Copics E57, 59, Y02, 26, C1 and 2. Mini pearls were colored with G67.

Had to do the “peacock” – cut my tags in half and hooked them over the edge of the border and then matted the bottom tag with the GKD Turquoise Sea  base cardstock, dp is stash (you know I love that! and scallop mat is GKD's All Spruced Up. Colored with Copics G00, G21, B18 and gold pen.

Ok, now TAG ! you’re it!

Have fun with this challenge – looking forward to seeing how creative you get with tags and what YOUR FIRST set was… ahhhhhhh the Doc vot vas your virst taste of the GKD addiction?

smilin here (-:




Please upload your creation to the STV gallery, using the tag stvblastlp8. You do not need to use Gina K Designs stamps to participate, although we'd love it if you did! In fact, if you use Gina K Stamps in your entry, then your name will be added to the prize drawing TWICE! Please be sure to create a new project for the challenge versus linking up something you've created before.

You have until next Wednesday, July 28th, at 8pm CST, to upload your sample. One winner will be drawn at random to win a Gina K stamp set valued at $24.95 or less!

In order to be included in the random drawing for a free GKD stamp set, please create a new card (or project) for each challenge that you participate in. Using one card for multiple challenges is not permitted.  Please read the challenge specifications carefully as only those that follow the challenge closely will be put into the drawing for the prize

here is the link to the gallery stvblastlp8



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Great challenge Linda! Love the twist this to remember what my first GKD set was, lol!
I don't have one yet! I keep hoping I'll win one, but no luck so far. I do have my eye on several, though.
Susan....check out the winner of the Blast From the Past this have some fantastic POWER!!!! Heeheee....CONGRATULATIONS!

Susan Sheahan said:
I don't have one yet! I keep hoping I'll win one, but no luck so far. I do have my eye on several, though.
I only have one's the new Christmas set "blessed is the season". What a good excuse to get them inked up & going.
I love both of your cards Linda.
Fun challenge, Linda! Sometimes we forget to dust off the older sets which are still super cute. Here's my card using Gina's "Just Be-Claws" set:
Vell Linda dis is juss zo bootifool! My virst teyst vas Ecletic Summer!!!!
Linda...I looooove this challenge. Pulling out our first set was a great idea! Your cards are wonderful inspiration! ;D Diana Q
Great challenge, Linda! Gorgeous card samples! Here is my card for the challenge:
Remembering my first set was easy - it was all I had to use when I first joined StampTV, before I ordered a gazillion more GKD sets! Still one of my most used sets!
Great challenge, Linda! I actually went to "my Account" at Gina's store to see my first order. I had ordered 3 sets, but decided to use Asela's Perfectly Polished set for this challenge.
Here is my card.

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