Thursday, January 6, 2011

Gina K Previews Day 4 and RELEASE DAY

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the final day of previews for the Gina K Designs January release.  Tonight is the release party and the fun starts tonight at 7 pm central on StampTV. There will be challenges, contest questions, and more samples from our designers on all the new stamp sets being released this month! All the new sets will be available to everyone at 10pm central.

Today we are sharing sneak peeks of Gleefully Yours and Smile, which is the Free with 3 set.  My first card uses Gleefully Yours -this classy set was designed by Nina Brackett and is SO on trend right now!  Are you a Glee fan?  Either way you will LOVE this set!  It has 7 images and 5 sentiments.
My next card uses Smile.  Oh this little set is SO CUTE!  I was completely smitten by the trees image (which I am sure someone else used, so you can see what I mean), but strangely they didn't make it to this card.  Funny how that happens.  This set has 1 frame, 2 images and 3 sentiments.  I embossed the frame and added a tiny bit of green to it with a copic marker. 
P.S. See how I sewed around those corners?  Man, I need some tips on how to do this because I about broke my machine with all the stopping, turning, you should see the mess on the underside -yikes!

Once again, Gina is giving away TWO of EACH set to lucky commenters!  The winners will be announced tomorrow on THIS blog entry just before the Release Party starts.  So, be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the hop for more chances to win!

EDITED to answer some questions:
1. The flower on my Class Act card was purchased from Wild Orchid Crafts
2. On my You brighten my Day card, I embossed the dotted frame image by using orange pigment ink and embossing it with clear powder

Here are the GKD girls who have previews for you today.  Check them out!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you at the release party!!  Oh and I will be hosting a Release Party Challenge which will be announced at the party tonight.  My "Class Act" card is for my challenge, I wonder if you can guess what it is?  lol!! 

I'll leave you with some closeups as you scroll your way through Google Reader!

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133 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards, Michelle! I love your ribbon treatment on the second!!

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  2. Yes, just might have to 'steal' that ribbon treatment! LOVE it! Both are sooo awesome Michelle!

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  3. Great cards. Looks like your dp was just waiting for this victrola image!

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  4. Beautiful cards, Michelle! I love the colors, papers and embellishments you used for the Gleefully Yours card! The second one is so pretty! Really like the Kraft!

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  5. LOVE that ribbon on your first card!!! Looks so era appropriate!!! Your second is a FAB kraft card and I just love these!!!

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  6. Great Job!! What is the shine on the second card?

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  7. man..i love them both. the first one is so beautiful..love all the added texture and rich color. The second is so pretty--LOVE the color combination!

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  8. Love how you added the bling to both of these. Super cards!

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  9. You are a class act. I love how you took the neutral colors and just made everything work.

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  10. Great cards! I love the simple design of the second card!

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  11. I have to say the second card is my favorite of the day! Not only for it's clean simplicity but it makes me long for sherbert! :) The colors are fabulous and love the glaze and stitching!

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  12. Thanks for the close ups! Really showcases the great work you did! Amazing!

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  13. WOW, both of these cards are beyond GORGEOUS! I love all the dimension on both of them.

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  14. Perfect - these are perfect! I love them. I love the "Class Act"!

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  15. I really love the Victorian feel of the first card, but they are both wonderful!

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  16. I loved the colors you used on both of these cares. Very pretty. tfs.

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  17. Love your cards! How did you get your flowers cut out so evenly?!

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  18. Beautiful! Your attention to detail really shows in your beautiful creations.

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  19. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Both cards are lovely, Michelle. Really love the colours on your 2nd card & you did well with the sewing!

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  21. Gorgeous-ness!!! Love the texture of that ribbon and the punch of the flower... so pretty... and I love that you embossed the frame on the second one... gives it great shine!

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  22. Thank you for sharing two more lovely cards.
    craftyreacher13

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  23. Great cards, Michelle! Love the kraft one with the flowers.

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  24. Your PP goes perfectly with the gramophone image and love the trims and bling you used. The orange dots and sprinkle of bling add so much to the other image. Really shows how to dress it up!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  25. Your cards are OUTSTANDING!! Your layout and use of colors & embellishments is over the top!! Great job!! Oh, I agree about stamping to maintain sanity when you have little ones. Thanks for sharing!!

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  26. Can't wait for tonight. Ireally enjoy your work!

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  27. Lovely cards Michelle! I like the vintage feel and that pretty crocheted lace in the first card and the CAS style of the second - that labels 8 stamp MUST be mine someday!

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  28. Beautiful cards Michelle! I love your stitching around the corners on the second one. I've had the sew mini for a couple of years now, and have never threaded it!

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  29. Wow! Love the design on the first card. It has a very "flapper era" feel or soemthing with that black lace trim. Love the colors you used on the second one -- very fresh and springy!

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  30. Both great cards - really like the detail on the second.

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  31. These are gorgeous! Love that first one with the paper piecing and black ribbon.

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  32. I like your class act card. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. these are neat, your stitching is not that bad, it helps if you just go really slow. (like a stitch at a time slow on corners.)(and you can always line the inside hee hee)

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  34. The first card reminds me of the roaring 20's. Loving it! The second is very simple but elegant. Great Job

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  35. These are both gorgeous! Such attention to detail, thanks for the close-ups; truly beautiful!

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  36. Great cards, love how you used the twine on the buttons. Can't wait for the party tonight!
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

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  37. Both cards are lovely. I especially like the embellishments and colors of the first.

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  38. Your dimensional technique is very interesting. I'll have to look into that more fully.
    Right now all I can think about is that Gleefully Yours set!

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  39. Love this! Great Color Combo!

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  41. Michelle, both your cards are great. I love the contrasting colour choices - I have a lot of kraft CS, and never use it, but I think I'll use some today!

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  42. Love the bright colors combined with the kraft cardstock. Love the cards.

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  43. Absolutely LOVE them both, Michelle!! Can't decide my favorite. ;)

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  44. Great cards. The BG of the first card looks like wall paper of that era.

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  45. LOVE the craft card - happy sigh :)

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  46. Love the vintage design and gems on the first card and the CAS style with a "wow" of color on the second card.

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  47. I REALLY like just the few little rhinestones you added to the second card, simply magical!
    really pretty trim you used on the glee card!

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  48. WOW! What beautiful cards. Your talent is obvious and no one could resist these sets after seeing what can be done with them.

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  49. awesome cards! love them!

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  50. Don't sell yourself short on you sewing. I sew but on card paper it isn't easy. I noticed that right away and think it is wonderful. As are both your cards, love the black frills on the first card.

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  51. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I do like the frame and sentiment on the second card. You did a great job with your sewing.
    Jean McGee

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  52. Beautiful cards! I really like the look of the ribbon on your second card.

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  53. Love the flower on your 'Class Act' card. Is it homemade or store bought. If Homemade, how was it done. Suzyq

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  54. Wonderful cards! I love the yummy Victorian-ness (is that a word?) of the first, and the simple layout of the second really lets the image shine! Beautiful!

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  55. Beautiful cards! I really like the look of the second card where you rounded only the right two corners! Cool!

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  56. Wonderful cards! Class Act card is so sophisticated with the black accents! You stitching is great on your second card!

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  57. Hi Michelle~

    2 Great cards! I love the Vintage look of the first card. The black ribbon and trim with that red flower popping off the black, and the wonderful coloring in those itty-bitty lines. I wish I knew how you do that! Great card!

    The 2nd card really looks like it is "You!" Love those cheerful colors, and the flowers are great...love how you use the buttons and the ribbon. And, the sewing is wonderfully worth it! Of course, we non-sewers use a while signa bal pen and make tiny dashes around the edge...the photo can't tell. And, you have no "underneath" thread mess! Try the easier route sometime. I love the dots on the tag card. Did you put something on them? The close up looks like they were treated.

    Both Beautiful! Thanks so much for everything you share, Michelle.

    Wonderful!
    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

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  58. Both of your cards are so pretty--love the design and the colors are perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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  59. WOW! Both of your cards are gorgeous! Great job sewing those corners!

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  60. Simply gorgeous Michelle!! Just love the victrolla card. The tassel trim and DP you used just oozes french theme. My favorite of late. Your smile card is very pretty also.
    Marcie

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  61. WOW!! Just Wow!! That first card is so wonderfully elegant and has a great vintage feel to it. It just takes my breath away. Your second card is so delightfully simple and understated, it certainly shows that "less" truly is "more" ! Can hardly wait until the release tongiht.

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  62. All the previews have been great, I can't wait to see the full reveals tonight!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. Love your cards, specialy second one. Cant wait to see the whole stamp set!

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  64. Cute cards, love the shiny dots!!

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  65. Love both cards and your sewing looks great! WAY better than mine ever does!

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  66. great cards!! I hope to win SOMETHING this time, LOL....
    You are all so talented!!

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  67. I love these cards. Both are awesome. Nice work.

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  68. I Love the Mega phone, in this set I can not wait to see the rest

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  69. Love the Victorian look on your Class Act! And the CAS that isn't so simple!

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  70. I just love your cards, Michelle. They're so full of amazing details.

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  71. your cards are beautiful
    Pam
    aka mema

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  72. Great cards..love the colors and attention to detail. Super!

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  73. These are lovely! I am smitten with those trees that didn't make it to your blog as well! I love the CAS card you did with smile too!

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  74. Very cute!The embossing looks great!

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  75. These are just fabulous!!! That fringe on the first card is so perfect with this design! Love those flower images popped up over the sentiment in different colours onthe second and hey if you ever get that lesson on sewing corners can you video it and share it with me???? Lol I barely manage to do regular corners well forget rounded ones haha it's very obvious if you ever saw a card I tried sewing on that I do NOT use my sewing machine for sewing fabric anything!!!

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  76. Beautiful cards! Like the vintage feel of the first one.

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  77. Hello! wonderful blog
    I'm so glad I stopped by
    your cards are beautiful!

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  78. Wow! Very cool colors, dp & embellies on the first card and like the orange embossing on the 2nd.

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  79. Such a classy design with Nina's set and LOVE that flower and ribbon treatment. Love the embossing on your Smile design, great coverage of ink and really makes the label pop!!

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  80. Both are wonderful, Michelle! I have been doing quite a bit of sewing machine stitches lately myself. Yes...it is best not to look at the underside...ever! LOL! Great cards!

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  81. Awesome cards. They are both so perfect. Thanks for providing inspiration.

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  82. Love the cards and the ribbon. Great job.

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  83. Love the cards and the ribbon. Great job.

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  84. These are both phenomenal...great work.

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  85. Love the trim work on your first card! Beautiful.
    delgador at bellsouth dot net

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  86. Both of your cards are great, really like the color choices on your second one.

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  87. Love both of your cards, but the gorgeous embossing on the orange is smashing.

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  88. Beautiful cards - love the colors on the second one.

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  89. More designs which will help me encourage a couple of my friends toward these blogs!! TFS

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  90. LOVE LOVE LOVE the you brighten my day card. Just beautiful.

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  91. These are so gorgeous Michelle, absolutely love your style girl! You're Fabulous!

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  92. Michelle,
    I love the retro feel of your glee card and those images are so vintage, which is so hot right now along with old lace/ribbons. Your Smile frame really stands out as the focal image, which I love because I get carried away/overboard when I try to do too much layering. LOL Great inspirations, and so nice of you to share the close ups. ;)

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  93. Your 'smile' card is lovely! Beautiful colors, simple but oh so stunning!

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  94. Your sewing looks fabulous on the top side! Great job on both cards.

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  95. I can see I am going to love this free with three set! I love your card using it.

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  96. Well your cards are lovely, but if you are having difficulties with the underside of the stitching, just play with the tension regulator on your machine. Grab your manual if you have one and see what it says about sewing on cardstock. They really are quite nice however. I think so anyway!

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  97. That's quite the detail, tying on the button. Really cute card, thanks for sharing!

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  98. Gorgeous cards! Especially LOVE the second one!!!!

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  99. Isn't that old gramophone just cute! Love the colours in the second card.

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  100. Lovely is only a word! Breathtaking and awesome are better words.

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  101. Wow! Awesome vintage card and equally great CAS card!

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  102. I really like your colors on the second card. The victrola card is amazing. The fan-like ribbon(?) on the side is gorgeous.

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  103. DETAILS, details, lovely details, all you work is so neatly and beautifully done!! Love your work!! That black really pops the card!!

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  104. Nice cards and ribbons!!! thanks for sharing!

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  105. Love your cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  106. Another knockout pair of cards!

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  107. Oh my gosh, such vibrant colors and I love the fringe! Great cards.

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  108. Such a pretty card. Very creative

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  109. Really like your cards, Michelle! Can't decided which is my fav! Thanks for sharing - so much inspiration! Have an awesome day

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  110. I love all the layers! This inspires me.

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  111. Your cards are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. Love the colors and vintage feel of the first card and the kraft and peach colors on the second card are so cheery! Fabulous!!!

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  113. Your cards are simple but so effective! Love them!

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  114. I adore that Smile card! Love the simple style and pretty colors! :)

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  115. WOW - look at all these comments - I'm 130! Both of your cards are awesome girlie!! Love the dramatic touch of black on the first and the embossing on the frame on the second is awesome!!! :)

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  116. Simply wonderful! I'm really drawn to your first card - Stunning.

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  117. Oooo La La!!!! Gorgeous cards....I think I may also steal the ribbon treatment idea!!

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