Monday, March 21, 2011

Gina K Designs Release Inspiration hop: Day 2

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day Two of the Gina K Designs Release Inspiration hop!  

Today we are showcasing Bring the Bling, Warm with Love, and Make a Splash!  My first card is for Bring the Bling, if you have a chance, you should see the fabulous video Gina did showing wonderful techniques and ideas using this set.  For my card I stamped the flowers and cut them out.  The sentiment is from the set Stenciled Silhouettes which was profiled on Friday.  This card is also for this week's Fall To Layout challenge (FTL132).
My next card uses the set Warm With Love designed by Theresa Momber.  This set is so elegant, I think you will find it perfect for so many occasions.  Just stunning.  I thought the elegant papers in the English Rose fit with the feel of this swan perfectly.  I used some more of my fancy pins and happily, no stabbing accidents this time!  lol!
My last card uses the set Make a Splash which was designed by Asela Hopkins.  Isn't this set just DARLING?  I love the little whale image!  I paper pieced his top and couldn't resist adding some glitter to his spout!  I am not sure where I was going with all the circle rings on this one, but I like how it turned out!
For even more samples of these new sets, please visit each of the GKD Designer blogs listed below and leave a comment. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have of winning!  Tomorrow, Gina will announce on her blog the randomly chosen winners who will each win one of these fabulous new stamp sets!
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  I'll leave you with some close up pics.
Card Deets (ftl132):
Stamps - Bring the Bling
Ink - Rose Red, black
Paper - PL White, Echo Park Little Girl collection
Accessories -pom pom trim, scalloped border punch, baker's twine, yellow rhinestones
, orange copic marker
 

Card Deets (Swan):
Stamps - Warm with Love
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black and Spring Moss ink
Paper - PL Cream cardstock, KaiserCraft English Rose collection (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
Accessories - Spellbinders Standard Circle Nestabilities SM, crocheted trim, Maya Road and Jenni Bolin trinket pins, Kaisercraft pearls in chocolate and Chino
(Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)

Card Deets (Whale):
Stamps - Make a Splash
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - White and So Saffron CS, Kaisercraft 6x6 "Seaside" pad (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
Accessories - Spellbinders Standard and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, clear glitter, Saffron grosgrain ribbon, copics,
tiny twinkles rhinestones (Taylored Expressions),Art Glitter in Ultrafine Crystal


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117 comments:

  1. Gorgeous designs, Michelle! From CAS to layered, they're all just fab!

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  2. I love the twine for the stems that green thread makes them come alive, like a vine twisting up the stalk!
    that swan card is grgerous!

    the piecing on the whale is too cute! Great patterns and layout, fun!

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  3. Adorable cards girlie!!! The twine as stem for the first is brilliant; Love the romantic feel you achieved on the second; and the glitter on the whale is the perfect touch!

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  4. These are lovely Michelle! I love the twine stems and those cute little hat pins in the lovely swan card.

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  5. Those blingy flowers are adorable and that paper pieced whale just makes me smile :)

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  6. Lovely cards, Michelle! Especially the first and the last are my faves, that whale is so cute!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  7. Love seeing the whale paper pieced, and his glittery spout, so cute! The swan card is gorgeous!

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  8. Beautiful designs Michelle!! Love that swan design and such soft paper. Great job with Bring the Bling and such a CAS design with a pop of dimension. Your whale card is just adorable and love those circles.

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  9. Love every single one, Michelle! Thought I could pick a fav, but nah! :)

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  10. I alwyas love your fun designs Michelle! Love that twine as your 'stems'!! Brilliant!

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  11. Love the cards--they are such cute creations. Love all of the Bleeng that is added too--gotta have some of that. Great images for all of you to use too--you rocked this release!

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  12. I am loving the new sets! And all the team is doing with them ... thanks for sharing. Blessings

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  13. All great cards Michelle- but love the paper pieced whale-too cute!

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  14. wow!! What a beautiful way to wake up on the first day of Spring Break!! LOVE them all and had to laugh with the name "Bring the Bling!" LOL My dh did bring the bling on my birthday and gave me the ring to match my wedding set :) hugs!!

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  15. Beautiful job on your cards. I love how you used the stamps on them, and the color.

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  16. Great layouts for each card. The whale is adorable!

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  17. perfect, you all insprie me and what a great ways to use the stamsp.

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  18. perfect, you all insprie me and what a great ways to use the stamsp.

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  19. Ahhh, so beautiful! Can't wait to get through the hop and stamp!!! Thank you for the great inspiration!!

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  20. wonderful cards, the detail is amazing

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  21. Wonderful Cards! Love the glitter whale spray - I had the same idea!

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  22. Love the cards - that Swan sure is beautiful!

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  23. The baker's wine you used on the "Thank You" card as flower stems is so cute! It really makes the card come to life!

    And the second card with the graceful swan from Theresa's new set is so feminine and elegant, yet comforting at the same time.

    I love the glitter you added to the whale's water spout on your third sample card! The images on Asela's new set are absolutely precious!

    Great job!

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  24. oh... that paper pieced whale is absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

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  25. All three cards are marvelous but I think I like what you've done with the swan the best. Great bling flowers! I'm definitely going to be using that one a lot.

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  26. Your cards are really lovely and beautiful! Love them. :)

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  27. Wonderful cards! That swan is so gorgeous. Off to see more.

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  28. Beautiful card Michelle!! Your designs are so inspiring.

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  29. Really great job showing off the new stamp sets!

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  30. Great cards -- and definitely thinking spring.

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  31. Great cards and such a cool variety of styles

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  32. Great cards and color combinations!

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  33. Wow, your cards are beautiful! I love the layout for the card using Theresa's set and the paper pieced whale is beyond adorable!

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  34. Fabulous--my fav is the paper pieced whale.

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  35. I love both of these. Can't wait to get my hands on that Gina K paper! I think the circles add to the playfulness of the whale card, and remind me of getting to see killer whales perform at Seaworld. Terrific work! ♥ky

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  36. Great cards with these stamp sets. Nice job with the Bring the Bling set--cute and original!

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  37. The patterned papers in the swan card are wonderful. My favorite card.

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  38. Great cards Michelle! I especially love the Warm with Love card. I didn't think I was going to need to purchase that one, but I'm about to decide that I just might have to have it!!

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  39. They're all great, but I love your swan card. That ribbon treatment is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. Great card samples. Your swan looks so elegant.
    crafty teacher

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  41. Great job. The whale is so cute!

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  42. Michelle, these are all beautiful,but your second card is gorgeous!!
    And that whale is adorable!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Have a great week!

    Blessings and Hugs,
    Mary

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  43. Cute cards!

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  44. These are all so pretty Michelle, but that swan card is absolutely DREAMY. Be still my heart! :)

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  45. GORGEOUS, Michelle! Really, really, really LOVE that Thank You card! Lovely!

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  46. CAS or make a splash, each is a great stamping result. Thank you for sharing. Likin' that no thread stitchery a whole punch...paperpiercing punching over a mouse pad.
    Keep Looking UP!

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  47. Sure would like to be the recipient of your cards....

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  48. All 3 of your cards are great! Love the cute little paper pieced whale.

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  49. Great job on the cards. Love the twine for stems. The background paper is so pretty with the swan. And the whale is too cute!

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  50. OMGosh all of your projects are absolutely adorable!!! Just love all the touches you added, they haven't gone unnoticed! That whale is beyond cool!

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  51. Great cards! I especially like your swan card.

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  52. Such great cards! Love the sweet whale!

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  53. Awesome cards Michelle. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Your cards are great, the swan card is especially pretty.

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  55. Great cards!Love the twine for the stems.

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  56. Great projects, they really showcase the new stamps!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Great cards! I love all the ribbons and the paper piecing. Great job!

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  58. Fabulous creations - beautiful swan with love and your pp whale is so cute!

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  59. Love your cards Michelle- especially the swan one it looks so serene

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  60. Beautiful cards! I especially enjoyed the Make a Splash (Whale) because it certainly made me smile.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Your swan card it totally gorgeous.

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  62. The swan card is beautiful and love the paper piecing on the whale.
    God bless,
    PeggyS

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  63. I love your little whale card!!!

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  64. these are amazing, all of them...I adore the flowers and the swan is so serene....nice looking creation girl!

    enjoy *~*

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  65. My goodness, you went from light-hearted to elegant to whimisical in a split second! Fabulous cards!

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  66. Michelle, I love all of your samples. I think I'm going to have to rethink my order.

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  67. Lovely cards Michele, Pretty flowers with the bling set, and your swan card a awesome, the PP you chose is so rich and pretty, and the off set angle is such a nice touch, all 3 are great cards.
    donna

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  68. All three cards are wonderful.

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  69. All of your cards are so lovely!

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  70. Great cards, Michelle. Each of the samples fits the style of the stamp sets perfectly.

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  71. WOW!!! Gorgeous cards! I love them all!! The colors are stunning!!!

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  72. Love how you paper pieced the whale! So cute.

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  73. What great cards. The swan card is gorgeous!

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  74. Very nice cards, Michelle! Wow! I like your style! Thanks for sharing!

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  75. Wow, all these are beautiful, Michelle. I esp love that swan card.

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  76. This is absolutely fabulous!! Love the twine stems. Those flowers and the pieced whale make me smile. The swan card is elegant. Thanks for sharing, the inspiration and the chance to win!
    Blessings Bernie

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  77. Oh these are ALL soooooooooo beautiful!!! LOVE the pins... hee hee. *wink*

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  78. great cards - love the way you used the print for the texture on the whale!

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  79. Love the glitter on the whale.

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  80. Beautiful cards! I love you color choices and the swan card is gorgeous!

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  81. ooooohhh, i just love all the circles you used on these cards.

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  82. What a great selection you made with these 3 sets! Especially like the swan card!
    Jan Castle

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  83. Love the how you used the swan, your card is wonderful....liked all of them.

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  84. Love the vintage looking swan card especially, and the twine stems are so cool on the blingy flower card & love the paper pieced whale!

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  85. Beautiful cards Michelle! I really love your swan card!

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  86. Great idea with the stems on the flowers! they look like they are waving in the wind! :)
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  87. All three designs are fabulous, Michelle! The twine stems are so fun.

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  88. Your Swan card is extra fabulous, Bling flowers are sweet !

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  89. Love the swan card. The closeup makes me want to see the first card, though. Too bad it didn't show up on the blog.

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  90. Great cards. The swan card is so serene

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  91. That swam is lovely!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  92. Michelle, great job on the cards! I think the swan is my favorite. Really pretty and peaceful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  93. How absolutely darling!! Love your cards!

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  94. Fabulous cards Michelle, I especially love the pink fringe on the first one . . . too cute!

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  95. So pretty! Love the swan card!!!

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  96. Hi Michelle~
    What fabulous cards! I love the design of that first stamp set. I am surprised you didn't fill every little circle in with rhinestones, however! Just kidding! lol

    The swan card is my favorite of the 3. I LOVE this English Rose Paper! It is incredible! And, so soft. Your swan looks right at home with the beautiful tall grass, and the water...I love the pin treatments you added to the flower and ribbon. The touch of lace is so perfect for this gorgeous card!

    As far as the whale...I spent the day at Sea World Saturday, and I don't remember seeing any whales as cute as this one! I love your paper piecing, and all of the sparkle on the water! I love the scalloped circle and the matching ribbon...tied in such a fabulous bow. I like the rhinestones scattered around the bg dp!

    Michelle, you are so amazing at what you can do with cards! Thank you for sharing your many ideas with us!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

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  97. So elegant. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

    Traci Lord
    3team3lord3@comcast.net

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  98. Amazing cards and love the swan card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  99. Beautiful cards, hoping to win. Thanks.
    Elaine

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  100. What a sweet CAS card with the popped up bling flowers!!! And the serene swan scene...lovely! But the paper pieced whale takes the cake!!

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  101. Beautiful cards as usual! Thanks for sharing!

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  102. Love this stamp set...and your cards is beautiful!

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  103. Cute, cute DPs, and the paper pieced whale - adorable!

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  104. Your cards are just amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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