Hi Seema, I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability. As far as Gina's quality on inkpads, I think they are so great! I love that for each inkpad she sells matching cardstock. I have never received a "bad" product from her. That includes her paper. As far as the whites go (both heavy and layering weights), they seem to have a very smooth texture and that makes things like sponging so much easier and stamping much clearer. You will need both weights right away. To start with your matching inkpads and paper, I would buy spring and summer colors now. I believe that most of the tutorials and video's that you will see will be made with those colors until fall.
Gina has nothing but top quality products. If there is a problem with your order which seldom happens, she will make good for it. She is very warm and kind. This is my second home! :)
I don't have anything to say about the "Party Chats". You will have to ask someone else, or ask in the forum. I tried at the beginning and then once more, but it goes too fast for me. I go to the release and watch Gina's video and then I order it.
I hope I have been helpful to you. Take it slow and take notes that you can refer to later, okay?
Oh, by the way (BTW), You will see in the release that the KITS come with a lot of goodies. It is not just the stamp set or sets, It includes the paper and whatever else you might need to follow along or create your own, or case someone else's. :)
Be sure you have your staples. For example, tape, glue, scissors etc.
Since Gina is including the paper in the kit, you might also want to buy the matching inkpads for those colors while you are ordering your kit! Bye for now, Happy Sunday!! :)
Good morning Seema! Thanks for the nice comment on my "Masculine" FF Card!!
In regards to your question, Click on Groups at the top. Then click on STVKIT ADDICTS. Scroll down until you see Discussion Forum. There you will find past and present challenges. I am not sure how far back they go, but I think that Karen Hightower will. I hope I was of some help at least! Have a great Sunday! :)
Hi there Seema!! I want to thank you for all of those likes, and comments on so many of my cards!! How very sweet of you! I also see that you are starting to get around the site. Being a beginner, you might get overwhelmed, but I promise you that it gets better a little at a time. I felt like such a dunce when I came on board, and there are still times that I feel that way!! It's okay, don't worry!! I also see that you are making friends quickly! Great for you!! I have not been to the gallery in a week or so. I have been busy trying to create for a few challenges. Also we at stamp TV addicts get a chance each week to play along with Karen's Friday Funday (FF). She does a good tutorial and we all like it. There is not a prize, it is strictly for fun and learning. You can post those cards too! On another note, Gina's products are way above normal in quality. I always love what I buy from her shop. I am excited for the 14th of this month for the new kit to come out! I love every kit that I ever got from Gina. Then, there is a chat party going on. I do not participate in that, but a lot of the girls do. I hope you have a terrific week end. Nice being your friend! :)
Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my cards! That was so sweet of you! Don't give it a second thought about my health. I have my big girl pants on and have been dealing with this for over 40 years!! Take care sweetie. :)
So glad to accept your friend invite. I hope you jump right in and join the fun with challenges when it is possible too. There are so many helpful people here and if you have a question put it in the forum of Ask Moderators and I am sure they and many of the members will be of assistance to you too. The videos are fantastic as well. So enjoy!
Of course, I am more than happy to have you for a friend! I have only been with Gina for 1 and 1/2 years, but I have learned a lot. I don't know a lot yet either, but as time goes I realize I don't even look at my notes anymore. This is a fun place to be. I have some major health issues and this is where I come to try and relax and get some relief. It is a fun and learning place that I never want to leave!! Don't ever hesitate to ask. You will probably have many questions, but that is fine. There are a lot of smart gals hear that are so kind, knowledgeable, and willing to help and share. Have a wonderful day and I will see you around the site. :)