When Asela asked me to take part in her Flowers for Daisy set I was over the moon. I am always on board to do whatever I can to help with an Cause for a Cure!! Well this one is dear to my heart because the proceeds are to benefit the American Cancer Society. I know my life was forever changed by Cancer. As I go through each sample and write about this set I will share my thoughts on my creations.

NOTE: Unfortunately these samples have suffered my “back from vacation, and need to warm up the mojo” effects :C I plan on creating some more samples when the mojo returns.

It was so clear to me, having gone thought this ordeal with my daughter, that Asela designed this set with so much thought, and love for her dear friend, for which this set was created for.

gina-k-trust.jpg Trust in Him

This sentiment really grabbed me. I know this was at times a very hard thing to do when my daughter Alexa was going through rough and scary times. It was especially hard when she first got diagnosed. I felt like we were abandoned by God. Then that first night I was overcome with the feeling of peace and comfort. I knew Alexa was in God’s hands and he was caring for her. There was a reason. We don’t always know why, but there is a purpose.

(For this I stamped the flower onto vellum cardstock, and dry embossed it from behind. I left it that way as it was perfect as is)

I’m not just sitting here typing some “blurb” that means nothing. I don’t get paid to do any of the work or promote any cause, this is all from my heart. Something I truly believe in. Gina K is an amazing person for all her efforts in promoting awareness for many causes and I applaud her!! Someday I hope to meet her face to face and give her a big old hug 😀

gina-k-pretty-brown-daisy-card.jpg My refuge

I love the sentiment on this card. I really wanted it to be the main focus. I stamped the Daisy cluster in white ink on chocolate. I also feel this has a little cheeriness to it. Just what someone may need on a rough day. I also used polk adot ribbon by Papertrey and well as the Maya Road sheer blooms

I LOVE being able to take what you love (stamping) and using it to somehow make a difference! I invite you to read more on this set in Gina’s own words: 

Copied from Gina K’s Blog:

“Flowers for Daisy” is the newest stamp set by Asela Hopkins. It’s a gorgeous set of beautiful daisy images and sayings. Each of the sayings were carefully chosen by Asela. Several of them are Daisy’s favorite bible verses. These saying will make great cards of encouragement, friendship and love.

$4.00 of every retail set sold will go to the American Cancer Society until the end of August through a donation of part of the proceeds from both Asela Hopkins and Gina K. Designs.

Cancer has touched the lives of so many. Everyone knows someone who has suffered with cancer in some way. It’s so hard to see the lives of family and friends get turned upside down with this horrible disease but you can help make a difference by purchasing this beautiful stamp set.


gina-k-daisy-wishes.jpg You’re in my prayers

Sometimes there are NO WORDS other than that, that can be said. Nothing else to help. Sometimes that is all we need-is your prayers. They mean so much, and I believe make a huge difference.

Yellow is the color of HOPE! We could all use HOPE.

Now I ask you-

Do you have a bunch of cards just laying around in a box? Is there NO WAY you will send them all out? Well then maybe you can find a Chemo Angel (or become one), or donate them to a great cause that you believe in! I know Ill be getting ready to donate more cards to Cards for Cancer , and I recently sent a few boy themed cards to a Chemo Angel named Ellie D(Ellie I need your blog addy if you read this!).

NOTHING in the world feels better than knowing your creations are being sent to people going through a tough time, and making them smile!!!

gina-k-pink-shimmerz-daisy-trio.jpg Daisy Spots

This card can be super cheery and for EVERYDAY use-like the card above. I used a GORGEOUS Magenta Shimmerz Paint (Check out their Shimmerz blog-WOW!) This was my very first time using it, and I only got ONE color (WHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I need more).

Nothing brightens up a day like some BLING!

I also LOVE the pop of a bright pink & black combo.

 Here is a close up!

gina-k-close-shimmerz-pink.jpg I just painted my cardstock, let it dry (you can use a heat gun too) and stamped my Daisy cluster. I then popped out the images I wanted with my circle punch. REALLY pretty in person.

Since I had my Shimmerz out, I decided to PAINT directly on my stamp of Daisy clusters

gina-k-shimmerz-pink-daisy.jpg  Shimmery Daisy

Simply stamped across the card, then added my sentiment in black, with a little black spritzed with my color spritzer

close-up-shimmerz-daisy.jpg See the shimmer???

Last but not least a very simple card

gina-k-simple-film-daisy.jpg Filmed Daisy

This one uses a sheer vellum layer, with the daisy bloom stamped and popped out using Fantasy Film in baby bonnet. I colored the center with a Copic Marker.

So there you have it. Make sure you check Gina & Asela’s blogs for more inforamtion about the set. and release, as well as samples and sample links 😀

I want to thank you for reading, and the support you have given me and my family. I kow many of you have been affected by this disease as well. Even if you have not, the set is so pretty, and a portion of the proceeds go to a fabulous cause.

Tune in tomorrow where I will be hosting MY Dare to Get Dirty 08 challenge!! I cannot wait 😀

Thanks for reading.