February 2019 Monthly Mix Challenge


(See last month’s winners at the bottom of this post along with their beautiful projects!)


Good Morning! Happy February! Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful day! It’s cold up here in the midwest and if you are experiencing this same kind of cold, it’s the perfect day to stay inside and join us for our February Monthly Mix Challenge.

This month’s challenge hostess is Karen Hightower.

From Karen:

Hi Everyone and Welcome to our February Monthly Mix Challenge “Color Of The Year” I have been trying to decide on a Challenge for this month, & I really Love the New Pantone Color of the Year.

It just happens to be One of My Favorite Colors, besides Turquoise! 

The New Color is a Coral color… and Gina K. Designs has a Beautiful Coral Reef Color that I just can’t get enough of. So I’m sure you have guessed the Challenge for February…. It is to use Coral. (If you don’t have Coral Reef you can use Peach Bellini or any Orange)

You can have other colors with it, but I really want to see that Coral as the Main Color.

Oh, and there is a little twist!  You will have to decorate the inside. When you take a photo, make sure we can see a bit of the inside.  I am looking forward to the beautiful color and the peek of the inside of your card in the gallery.

Here is my card I made for the Challenge!

I did a little Emboss Resist on this card.

Supplies used:

Stamp Set – Love Is All You Need for the small greeting

Background Stamp – Elegant Script

Die – You   

Large Single Stitched and Small Double Stitched Square Dies 

Pure Luxury Card Stock – Black Onyx, White Layering Weight and Base Weight, Coral Reef (Inside) 

Premium Dye Ink – Coral Reef & Black Onyx

Adhesive Dot Runner, Connect Glue and Foam Squares

Twine & Bling

Now it is your turn to create using Coral as your main Color and share a peek of the inside!  🙂 

New this Year – We will have THREE winners of $25 gift certificates each!  The deadline for your entry is February 28th the and winners of this challenge will be announced on March 1st!  Have fun and Happy Stamping! 

To add your card, join our InLinkz Party here:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Thanks for playing along in January! 

We have three winners who will each receive a $25 gift certificate! Please send an email to info@ginakdesigns.com and let us know that you won the January 2019 Monthly Mix $25 gift certificate and we will email you the code!
The winners are:
All of the entries were so beautiful! We are so excited that you all played along and we can’t wait to see what you do with this month’s challenge!
Make it a great day and Happy Stamping!
Gina K.


  1. Marla Harris

    Friday, February 1, 2019

    I am squealing. Can you hear me? Thank you so much this made my morning.

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Friday, February 1, 2019

      Yay! Congrats!! So happy for you!

  2. Vickie

    Friday, February 1, 2019

    I recently had foot surgery and get get upstairs to my craft room. I so can’t wait until I can get back up there and create. Seeing all the posts just get me excited. It’s one of the things that makes me not push myself and delay the healing.

  3. Dawn Skene

    Saturday, February 2, 2019

    Congratulations to all the winners! Such pretty cards. I was wondering how you did your background, Dana. I might try it myself.

  4. Sandy Coleman

    Saturday, February 2, 2019

    I uploaded a photo to the February Monthly Mix Challenge “Color Of The Year” but I couldn’t get the inside in the same photo. Should I upload a photo of the inside? This is the first time I have participated in a Challenge and I’m not sure what I am doing!

    Also, I never saw a place to list the materials I used so here goes.

    GK cardstock – Sweet Mango, Dark Chocolate
    GK patterned paper – “Journey of the Heart”
    Nuvo Crystal Drops – “Autumn Red”
    GK Cherry Red inkepad
    Heart stamps (unknown source)
    Sizzis dies – “live”, “laugh” and “love”

    Thank you,

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Saturday, February 2, 2019

      It’s okay. We believe that you did the inside however you are welcome to link a photo of the inside as well! We would love to see it! 🙂

  5. Stacey Bowen

    Sunday, February 3, 2019

    Where do you go to see the Blog Hop winners?
    Thank you

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Sunday, February 3, 2019

      We sent them in our newsletter. Since you didn’t see them, I thought I would add a blog post about it along with a link to sign up to the newsletter so you don’t miss out on any of the fun stuff including sales and coupons! 🙂 Check out the winners here: https://ginakdesigns.com/2019/02/03/new-release-blog-hop-winners/

  6. cat tidwell

    Monday, February 4, 2019

    Congrats to our winners! What gorgeous creations! And Thanks to all for playing along!!

  7. Kellianne Wilson

    Monday, February 4, 2019

    I’m so happy to have found that you have a monthly challenge! I love your products! I wondered how on earth I didn’t know this as I am crazy for challenges. And I realized I’m not subscribed to your blog! But I don’t see anywhere to do that. I may be totally missing it! Will you point me to where I can subscribe so I never miss a post or challenge announcement? Thanks! 🙂

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Monday, February 4, 2019

      You can subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/gdSJg9

  8. arlinverna

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Karen I love your card and this is a great challenge.

  9. Theresa P

    Sunday, February 10, 2019

    I am thrilled to have been a January winner! Thanks for selecting my entry.

  10. funstamper74

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    Question are we supposed to upload the front card and the inside too? I have scanner and that the only I now to do it. Thanks Linda

  11. Diana Brottlund

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Finally found the way to upload my photo for the February Challenge, (Yay!) but still can’t seem to upload any photos for the gallery. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

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