Friday, September 16, 2011

Gina K September release inspiration blog hop: Day 3

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the last day of the Gina K Designs September Release Inspiration Blog hop!  Today we are spotlighting the sets, My True Love Gave to Me illustrated by and Cool Beans, which is the Free with 3 set. 

First up is a card using the latte/mocha/coffee cup image from Cool Beans.  I love all things coffee related.  This set has a couple REALLY cute images with sentiments to match.  I went bright and fun colors with this card.  I used some old Cosmo Cricket papers, my favorite Spellbinders Circles Nestabilities die templates, and of course added my touches of bling.
Next, is my card using My True Love Gave to Me.  This one didn't turn out quite as I imagined.  The sentiment panel ended up being a touch to long (I wanted the ends to perfectly line up with the green pattern paper piece), but that's how stamping goes sometimes.  I underestimated the length of the sentiment all stamped out side by side.  The images in this set are just darling and I LOVE how I can make Christmas cards using Christmas images that are not commonly found.  This image was super easy, I barely did any coloring and added a touch of Crystal Effects on the heart.
 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.
Card Deets:
Stamps -  Cool Beans
Cardstock -Pure Luxury Ivory, Chocolate Brown and Turquoise Sea cardstock
Pattern Paper - Cosmo Cricket
Accessories - Spellbinders Standard and Scalloped Circles Nestabilities, red rhinestones, burlap string, Dotted Swiss EF, Prima flower, red button, copic markers

Stamps - My True Love Gave to Me (GKD)
Cardstock - Pure Luxury Ivory and Cranberry Tart
Pattern Paper - Lost & Found Christmas 6x6 pad (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories - Spellbinders Labels Twenty Nestabilities, baker's twine, rhinestones
, Crystal Effects, branch punch, mulberry poinsettia  
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101 comments:

  1. Stunning cards! What a cool and quirky set that Coffee one is :D

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  2. Like the combination of colors on your cards, Michelle!

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  3. Great cards today! I just love the mocha card!!! I'm a coffee girl at heart!

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  4. Michelle, these are so beautiful and perfectly embellished!

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  5. Love all the layers and coloring Michelle. Can't bel. I'm commenting after TM! Lol

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  6. awww Michelle, these are so cute, terrific colors, layers and layouts!

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  7. Beautiful cards, the layering and colours on the coffee card is beautiful, and those doves are so cute

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  8. Perfect shaoe for the doves. Both cards are very nice

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  9. Your cards are gorgeous, Michelle! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Cute cards, the coffee cards feels so retro.

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  11. TOTALLY love them both and I soooo love the colors on the coffee card!!!

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  12. Nice job! Cool weather, cool beans, and Christmas cards!

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  13. Beautiful, Michelle! All of the colors and attention to detail really make your cards so unique.

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  14. Got to love your cards and these stamp sets!

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  15. thank you for the inspiration

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  16. Great cards--love the color combo on the first card.

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  17. Beautiful, just beautiful! Loved them both, will save your idea for inspiration on my own cards. Thanks!

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  18. Beautiful color combos. Fab cards.
    Marcie

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  19. What fun cards. Love the little details.

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  20. Beautiful, as always!

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  21. Great cards! Love that coffee set! TFS

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  22. Fabulous cards, Michelle! Love the latte and pretty cup you created!

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  23. Oh how I love the fun colors on your first card!

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  24. Love the great color combo on the coffee card! Adorable Christmas card also.

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  25. Wow lovely cards the coffee card is fantastic

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  26. Great layering and color combination on the coffee cup card. It makes me feel relaxed.

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  27. Fab cards, Michelle!! Great designs!!

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  28. Great job on your projects, Michelle! Love your embellishments ~ Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Those cards are very inspiring. They are soft and lovely and ... I'd be delighted to receive either of them! Good job!

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  30. Two great cards, Michelle. Love the nestie you used to frame the doves.

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  31. You.mocha my day, love it...beautiful card!

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  32. So Beautiful I love your cards love the spellbinders die you used for the birds perfect. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  33. Your card designs are fantastic...thanks for the inspiration.

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  34. I'm inspired by your Cool Beans card. I really like how you combined the red, espresso with teal colors together. They really complement each other. Also, great job on the MTLGM card!

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  35. such gorgeous designs Michelle! LOVE the pop of red on that first one!

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  36. Awesome! But I'm partial to Christmas cards so that one is my favorite! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  37. Loved both of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. love the blues and greens used on these cards! truely amazing!

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  39. So cute using the rhinestones like little coffee beans. Really love the layered papers on the second card. Sweetness!

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  40. STOP BEING SOOO HRD ON URSELF!!!! Both cards r gorgeous and I think the overlapped sentiment just adds a creative touch that otherwise may have been lost!!!! Things always work or don't work out for a reason!!!! Thanx 4 sharing ur gift w/ us!

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  41. I really love the colors that you used with both cards, and the detail is wonderful. Thanks much for sharing

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  42. Beautiful cards, but your coffee one really speaks to me. Love the DP's and the layout, and the layers, it all just works so well together! Oh and the flower and the twine, I don't want to forget the flower and twine! :) Lovely!

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  43. Fantastic cards Michelle! Beautiful colors and layouts!

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  44. Mocha my day is awesome! And the kissing doves are my favorite. The colors are so vivid they pop.

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  45. Love, love, love your layout on the coffee card. I quickly sketched it in the hope that I'll be able to use it. Both cards are wonderful.

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  46. Excellent cards - love that first one -- great colors~

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  47. Your cards are so cute! Love the creativity. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Your cards are so pretty. Love the layers. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  49. Your use of Nestabilities is very beautiful - love your designs (look like it would take me days to create same ones!) --Thank you!!!!

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  50. these are so cute. I'm sure hoping that the last 8 days of Christmas will arrive in time!

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  51. Just realized that my comment was posted as Anonymous, so I'm reposting. Hope you don't mind.

    Love, love, love your layout on the coffee card. I quickly sketched it in the hope that I'll be able to use it. Both cards are wonderful.

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  52. truly lovely cards. Think I'm going to have to CASE these.

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  53. Nice cards.Love your colors.

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  54. Love the simplicity of these images. Your cards are really fun!

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  55. Love the colors on your coffee card!!

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  56. Lovin' all the layers on your first card and the sentiment treatment is just perfect in every way. The poinsettia on the second card is the perfect touch!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend chickie!

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  57. Wonderful cards. Got to go with your Coffee card for my "fav" this time around.

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  58. Fantastic cards! Love the colors and the coloring!

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  59. Loved your mocha card. Thanks for sharing

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  60. Wonderful cards. Very inspirational.

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  61. Beautiful layering on your cards! I love the layered look

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  62. Hermosas, me encantan las tortolas.

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  63. Wonderful cards! Bright and cheery and the dove card is very lovely!

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  64. Love what you have done with these, especially your color combo.

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  65. Wonderful designs michelle!!
    Thanks
    Donna

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  66. Beautiful! I have really enjoyed all your cards this week, Michelle! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration & creativity with us!

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  67. i love puns and the mocha sentiment is perfect with the rest of your great card!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  68. Stunning cards. The color combinations are spot on.

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  69. Gorgeous cards Michelle!! Just love these new stamps!

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  70. Sensational cards! The color combo on the first one is gorgeous! Your coffee card is soothing to me!

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

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  72. Beautiful turtle doves & love the layering on the coffee card!

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  73. Both of your cards are really pretty Michelle, but I REALLY like your coffee card in particular - I would never think to use that color combo with a coffee card and it looks GREAT! That red cup really catches my eye!

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  74. I ADORE the mocha card in the blues!!!! And the poinsettia....sets off that holiday card with such elegance!!

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  75. The red coffee cup is great. Very cute card with just enough bling.

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  76. I love your color combo with your Coffee cup card........that blue and brown together with the touch of red is so eye appealing. The polka dots and designed card stock work so well together. Your True Love card is really sweet and would be fun to receive. Great job on both cards!
    Blessings~

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  77. Love your turtle doves card! The bling is cool!

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  78. Both of these cards are so frest and pretty, thanks for sharing. Take care.

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  79. I think that you were to hard on yourself I think the card came out beautiful. I love both of these cards, I really think they came great! I have to say I'm LOVING these new stamps! The kissing birds too adorable, totally a must have for the Holiday's!
    Thanks for sharing these with all of us :D
    Briana

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  80. Great sets ... love. Love. LOVE the True Love Gave to Me set ... ordered it yesterday and can't wait to ink it up! Thanx for the inspiration!
    - sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

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  82. beautiful cards as usual Michelle! the polka dot trees are my favorite

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  83. Love the Mocha my day card... the design can be adapted to many occasions wanda

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  84. God, I was going to leave you a comment but I don't know if you will ever get to it with me being 101!!! I can see why thought, these are amazing! I love the coffee one most!

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