Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gina K September release inspiration blog hop: Day 2

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 2 of the Gina K Designs September Release Inspiration Blog hop!  Today we are spotlighting the sets, Home Is illustrated by Tami Mayberry and Celebrate the Season illustrated by Theresa Momber. 

First up is a card using the tree image from Home Is.  Aren't these tree leaves the cutest??  They can also be clouds - how clever that Tami is!!  I just stamped them in light blue ink.  The fun paper is from JilliBean Soup, the Dutch Mustard pad.
Next, is my card using Celebrate the Season.  SURPRISE!  I think most everyone today went with a Christmas theme card, but given my summer has barely started here in Portland, Oregon, I decided to go a different way.  I coordinated this card with this one from the June release, making a birthday card and using the Dots and Stripes papers from Echo Park.  The butterflies are just stunning and don't need any coloring at all if you are not inclined.
For even more samples of these new sets, you can visit each of the GKD Design Team blogs listed below.  Make sure you leave a comment here and on each of their blogs because Gina is going to draw two randomly chosen winners from all of the blog comments, and each will get a stamp set of their choice valued at up to $24.95!  Gina will announce the winners on her blog tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by!  I will leave you with a couple close up pictures.  Be sure to come back tomorrow as we finish the September Release Inspiration Hop with the 1 Free with Free set and My True Love sets!  
 
Card Deets:
Stamps -  Home is
Cardstock -Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock
Pattern Paper - Dutch Mustard 6x6 pad (Jillibean Soup)
Accessories - Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, blue stitched grosgrain ribbon, rhinestones, border punch, copic markers

Stamps - Celebrate the Season (GKD)
Cardstock - Pure Luxury white and chocolate brown
Pattern Paper - Dots and Stripes 6x6 pad (Echo Park)
Accessories - baker's twine, rhinestones

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108 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards, Michelle! Love those blinged up butterflies!

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  2. Stunning. I LOVE the colors and layout of the butterfly card!

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  3. Great cards love the butterflies and the twine on the second card

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  4. OOoooh Michelle - love your butterflies and all of your embellishments! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

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  5. It is hard for me to see potential in some stamp sets when I first see them, kind of like a dress on a hanger in the store. When I see all these beautiful cards I see the real beauty waiting and ready to be done

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  6. Love the paper pieced tree :) Too cute! Great second card too.

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  7. Well, I know why they do these blog hops - the more I see, the more I "need" these sets!!!

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  8. How clever to tuck that sun behind the front panel! Great paper choice on the butterfly card. Love these!

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  9. Love the card and the stamp sets

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  10. I love this cards, simple but not simplistic. Great details.

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  11. Nice color blocking on the "Celebrate Your Special Day" card, the stripes made it.

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  12. Loved the "surprise" take on "celebrate the season"! Reminds me to think of creative ways to use stamps.

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  13. Great cards. I really like the butterfly cards and the background.

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  14. I love all the colors in both lovely made cards. ^_^

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  15. Great use of dimensionals and bling. Both of your cards are amazing!

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  16. Great take on the theme. love your choice of dp and the layout as well.

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  17. I love both cars but my favorite of the two is the tree. I don't know if I would have the right color sence of attaching different patterns together.

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  18. Excellent paper piecing. I love the projects!

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  19. I love the butterfly card and the colors you used on both cards. Thanks for sharing.
    Glenda

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  20. Gorgeous cards!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  21. Beautiful cards thanks for the chance to win. and for sharing.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  22. nice touch mounting the tree on a nestabilities. merry summer!

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  23. Nice cards, thanks for the inspiration
    Sally

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  24. Love butterfly card; great way to use up scraps. That is pretty clever to make the trees in the shape of clouds.

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  25. Love butterfly card; great way to use up scraps. That is pretty clever to make the trees in the shape of clouds.

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  26. I loved that you used the stamps in unexpected ways.

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  27. I LOVE THESE!!!! Thnx for showing us a great design for playing with patterns! As always ur creations NEVER disappoint...keep up the beautiful work cuz u r certainly appreciated for these talents!

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  28. Really pretty cards! Gotta say the trees are running to the top of my favorites.

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  29. I love both trees and butterflies and you did a terrific job on both. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  30. Wonderful ideas - thanks for sharing!

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  31. SO pretty, Michelle!! You have such a great use of WHITE!! I wish I could do that...

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  32. Simplemente hermosas tus tarjetas, esos arbolitos tan coloridos.

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  33. I liked your soft-toned colors used on both cards. Very soothing to the eye and attractive. Great job!

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  34. Thanks for showing us two really pretty, really do-able cards!

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  35. These are so cute! I just love how you did the tree leaves!

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  36. Both these cards are so sweet. I like the idea of using the tree stamp as clouds too.

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  37. Simply lovely cards. Beautiful work.

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  38. Two stunning cards, Michelle! TFS

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  39. Both cards are beautiful, I absoultely have to have both these sets!

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  40. Fabulous cards! Love the bfly one the best; great layout!

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  41. Oh Michelle, I love every single thing about both of your cards! You are so creative and talented ~ thanks for inspiring!

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  42. two beautiful projects, lost love those butterflies

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  43. Both are real beauties, but that first one is really sweet looking!

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  44. Loved your cards so much. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Loved both cards but the butterflies card is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Awesome cards. Love 'em both. Very very nice.

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  47. Both cards are beautiful!! I love the butterflies! Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Beautiful springy cards! Great versatility in these sets!

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  49. Great looking cards. The butterflies are beautiful.

    vsturm@ec.rr.com

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  50. Both cards are so cute. Especially like the colors and papers used for the Celebrate.

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  51. Beautiful! I love these new sets and all the inspiring projects made with them!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Just adorable! Love the colors.

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  53. These are really pretty Michelle! I like the green & blue color combination in your trees card and something about those rhinestones and their placement is simply perfect! I really like the layout of your butterfly card as well and the striped patterned paper in different colors!

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  54. Love all the DSP used...Great attention to detail...I am also a Robert Pattison FAN!
    Marisol
    atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

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  55. Gorgeous cards, Michelle. Love those butterflies and your tree is adorable.

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  56. Both card are so nice, the butterfly layout is really very pretty.

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  57. Lovely cards! Love the color choices! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  58. Wonderful cards. Great colors.

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  59. Well, Michelle, you have created two very lovely and very CHEERY cards here! They both look summery and have a relaxing feel to them. Love them both! Thanks for sharing :)

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  60. really like them both. Thanks so much

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  61. SUPER, SUPER, cards! Both are wonderful!

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  62. Gorgeous cards!! Esp the butterfly card, so very clever!!

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  63. Two beautiful cards! Great use of DP.

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  64. Love the butterfly's!!! Nice use of the paper.

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  65. Stunning! The layout is so pretty.

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  66. All I can say is cute, pretty, but your cards inspire me and their gorgeous!!

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  67. Beautiful cards. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  68. I love your cards!! Love the welcome home card! The butterfly card is stunning too!

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  69. SO pretty- love the layout with the butterflies

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  70. Very nice. Like the paper piecing

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  71. Gorgeous cards! Pretty butterflies!

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  72. Love the versatility of the Home Is set - so cool.

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  73. Clean, crisp and fantastic! Great job on both of these! Love the colours.

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  74. So much inspiration from your cards. Love them all

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  75. Great samples and I love that jillibean dp too. Thanx for the inspiration!
    - sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

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  76. OMG! Love the dimension on both of these! Awesome job!

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  77. If I had to choose what set to buy, I would have such a difficult time. Love what you did with the sets,

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  78. Love the color choices! Your work is inspiring!

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  79. What adorable cards girlie! The home is card is so sweet - really lovin' the way you combined the different patterns. The layout on the second is perfectly CAS - love it!

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  80. I absolutely love these cards, especially the sun peeking out, cute litte scene.
    THanks
    Donna

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  81. what talent, love your cards!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  82. wow!!!! gorgeous projects!!! stunning colors!!! thank you for the inspiration!!!!

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  83. I just love the patterns and colors!! That tree is just so dang cute with the blue dp!!

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  84. Your cheerful trees make are sweet card, makes me think of summer. Very cute butterfly card and love the way you used the stripe papers - I would never have thought to change the stripes in the background, makes it interesting.
    Blessings~

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  85. Very Sweet! love the butterflies!

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