The Creativation 2019 show is now in the books and we left sunny Phoenix yesterday morning for our long journey home!

We just got back to snowy Wisconsin at 1:00 AM and we are busy sorting out our new retailer’s orders and getting ready for our release party that will be happening tomorrow night at 7:00 PM!

Creativation was so much fun! For those of you who aren’t familiar with this event, it’s the biggest crafting event in the industry. It’s currently held in Phoenix, Arizona and it’s a huge trade show where manufacturers and companies show their line of products to brick and mortar and online stores, distributors and industry influencers. Store and distributors place orders we get to meet and hug industry folks that we work with around the world.

This was our first time at the show as an exhibitor and we were part of a new concept called The Stamping Village.

The shared space was a fun place to relax, meet industry influencers, take a photo in the photo booth and participate in the company joint make and takes!


Our booth was small but so much fun! We had it made for us and shipped to the show so building it was tricky since we didn’t know what we were doing but it sure came together well!

We had our team from Wisconsin there along with Rina. And we got to see Karen Hightower and Arijita Singh! They joined us when they weren’t working in other booths over the weekend.

We did wreath builder make and takes we were also running back and forth to the ThermOWeb booth showcasing my new line with them! (I can’t wait to share all of it in videos soon!)

One of our show-stoppers was the Mega Wreath Builder which is coming in February. I made this piece of home decor using it.

Tom even got in on a little demo action!

And the whole booth got packed up into two big containers and a giant wooden crate. Here is one of the containers with the crate.

It was a wonderful experience and one I will never forget!


Tomorrow night, we kick off 2019 with our January release!

We will be doing it live on Facebook and I will try to embed it here so you can watch it on my blog! Fingers crossed! If that doesn’t work, I will link it for you so you can see it. I have four sneak peeks to show you!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more so stay tuned.

Make it a great day and Happy Stamping!


Gina K.







  1. Susan White

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Your booth was beautiful!! I am looking forward to the new release!!

  2. Donna Ellis

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019


  3. Janet Wegner

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    It looks like such an exciting event, and I bet a lot of work. Fun work! Your booth looked so organized, like your store! Looking forward to tomorrow night

  4. Susan Mlacker

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Love the booth. Someday I will make it there. It is a dream and on my bucket list.

  5. Jan Brazier

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Congratulations on such a successful event, Gina! Looking forward to a wonderful new year of amazing products!!

  6. Carol Casassa

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Loving how far you have come with your business! You are an exceptional person, have an exceptional family, and an exception product and business. I look forward to enjoying your current and future products for years to come.

    Someday, if Creativation is ever open to the public, I would love to meet you.

  7. Kimberly

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Love your booth! Can’t wait to see the release!! I am hoping to see you at the Mega Meet in Novi, Michigan this year.

  8. Dee Earnshaw

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    can’t wait:)

  9. Pat Horaitis

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Your booth was awesome and what a wonderful looking group of ladies. Tom was ok to. Looking forward to the rlease tomorrow.

  10. Carol W

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Congrats on this great success for you guys! I admit, when looking at the cute photo of you and your daughter, I started looking right past your faces when I spotted an item hanging up behind you and thought “ooh, could that be a large-size wreath builder??!!!! oh please oh please oh please!!!!” Can’t wait to see you introduce it. I wish Gina K Designs all the continued success you’ve worked hard for and richly deserve.

  11. Bonnie

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Congrats on your venture into the world of selling to retail. And best wishes for a successful release on Facebook. It is so helpful to see where you are taking your business, and that it is making you happy.

    Still sad to see the end of StampTV but understandable with where you want to be. It was so cool that there were 108,819 cards posted there with the first one added by Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT on February 15, 2009. Diffently the end of an era that you built.

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Wednesday, January 23, 2019

      We will still have our own site and I will still be doing videos as well as our team. We are just expanding. Many people can’t even get our products due to high duty taxes, countries we can’t ship to and because they don’t have computer access. We are excited that our product line can reach more crafters around the world! 🙂 And Melanie will be on our live video this week still sharing her beautiful cards with exciting tips and tricks.

  12. Nancy Thorn

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Looking forward to see all they new supplies!

  13. Lisa Dantonio

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Yayyyy! Can’t wait for the new release.

  14. Pat Horaitis

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Glad everyone is home safe. Missed seeing you in the shop.

  15. Madge

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    It was so nice to meet you!! Love your your booth!! Can’t wait for the new releases!!

  16. Kim

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Really excited to see all the new goodies!

  17. Eileen Loftus

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Love the book stamp – Planning on visiting Village Ink and Paper some time in February or March hope to get it then.

  18. Laurie

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    What a beautiful booth and ladies! Looking forward to your new release.

  19. Tracy Lustick

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    I was watching you in all the YouTube videos , you are a star 🌟!

  20. Ceal

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Your booth was beautiful, you’re beautiful and I love you ❤️

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Wednesday, January 23, 2019

      I love you more! XO

  21. Nina

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Congratulations Gina and Rina! What a beautiful booth. Wish you were coming to Akron, Ohio in April to the Adventures In Stamping show. Your new merchandise looks fabulous.

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Wednesday, January 23, 2019

      We will be at Create! 🙂

  22. Pat Silvernell

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Gina, just wish we locals like Diana and myself could come to the Creativation show. Your booth looked great. Next week is the big sewing and craft show at the fairgrounds.

  23. Terrie D.

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    What a beautiful booth! So glad it was such a great experience. I’m looking forward to the release tomorrow. I really like the idea of using the Mega Wreath Builder for home decor. 🙂

  24. judysander71

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Loved your booth. So organized! You all bring so much stuff, blows my mind how you get it all together for one weekend. Lots of hard work. Fun for us at home to see all the videos.
    Looking forward to your new products. Love to all.

  25. PamC

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Awesome! Exciting! Exhausting!
    What a jam packed experience. The booth looked great. Can’t wait for the mega wreath builder.

  26. Sue White

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019


  27. Angie

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Cannot wait!!

  28. Jeanne Beam

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Can’t wait to see you live tomorrow. You booth was so gorgeous at Creativation.
    Thanks for sharing…

  29. stithn

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Gina, Congratulations on all you are doing. It is wonderful & to have your family involved with you is great. Wish I lived where I could meet you, but, I am in Alaska & you are not.

    The lady who answers your phone is a sweetie. don’t remember her name. Good luck with all your future plans.

    Blessings, Norma

  30. Heidi West

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Congratulations Gina. Your booth looked perfect. I have been following you since you started and I love your products as much now as I did years ago. One of the shops I deal with has finally ordered some of your line at last. Looking forward to watching your videos.

  31. Joslyn Fowler

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Your both looked beautiful. Gina, I think your videos were the very first ones that I started watching when I got into stamping about 8 or 9 years ago! Still love your videos.

  32. Janice Brummett

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Beautiful and classy booth – just like Gina K. Oh, how I would love to attend the show! Can’t wait for the release tomorrow night.

  33. Judy Yates

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Do wish you could come to New Zealand – it all looks so exciting.
    Keep up the good work.

  34. Michella Wollschlager

    Thursday, January 24, 2019

    Looks like a summer trip coming to your new store!!

  35. Joan J. Green

    Thursday, January 24, 2019

    I am 84 years and have been with you since the beginning. Have always loved your informative videos and look forward to many more from you, Rena and the team. You are the best!

  36. Pamela Gabrielsen

    Friday, February 1, 2019

    I’m so excited about the glitter gel produc!! When will it be available and where??

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Friday, February 1, 2019

      It will be shipping to us in March and we will have it in our online store! 🙂

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