Friday, October 21, 2011

Gina K October release inspiration blog hop: Day 1

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K Designs October Release Inspiration Blog hop!  Today we are spotlighting the sets, Basket Additions illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger and Strength and Hope illustrated by Theresa Momber. 

First up is a card using the holiday basket fillers from Basket Additions.  These basket "fillers" fit perfectly in the baskets from the older sets Holiday Basket and Spring Basket. There are images for baskets for all the winter occasions!  I colored the image with copic markers and even remembered to add a bit of liquid applique to Santa's hat!  The fun paper is from Echo Park, the Season's Greetings pad (P.S. my FAVORITE paper of the season).
 Next, is my card using Strength and Hope.  WHAT an amazing set.  So inspirational, Theresa outdid herself on this one!  I chose to use the amazing butterfly image and paired it with some papers from the JilliBean Soup, the Homemade 6 Bean Soup pad.  This butterfly is just stunning and doesn'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 when we profile the new Stamp TV Kit, Wishing You Joy!!  
 
Card Deets:
Stamps -  Basket Additions
Cardstock -Pure Luxury Ivory, Fresh Asparagus and Cranberry Tart cardstock
Pattern Paper - Season's Greetings 6x6 pad (Echo Park)
Accessories - Cranberry rhinestones, silver cord and silver sequin snowflake, red ribbon, liquid applique

Stamps - Strength and Hope
Cardstock - Pure Luxury white 

Pattern Paper - Homemade 6 Bean Soup 6x6 pad (JilliBean Soup)
Accessories - Pearl Nestabling (Want2Scrap), copic markers, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two



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109 comments:

  1. Awesome Michelle! I love how you added that circle under the image like that with the bling, neat idea!

    And your blog post title says '...day 21' wow...I slept through some hops then! ;P

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  2. Michelle, these are gorgeous! I love all the fabulous layers and beautiful coloring.

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  3. okay, good, I just ordered that paper the other day, can't wait to get it, if you say it great, I know it must be! : These layers are just gorgeous, so ready for Christmas!!!

    beautiful card with theresa's set! :)

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  4. PS love how you modified the liner to omit the tassels and added the red bling! :) (I keep seeing new things I like about it!)

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  5. and the liquid applique, eeek!

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  6. Gorgeous, Michelle! Love the traditional Christmas colors and that gorgeous bow! That butterfly card is simply exquisite!

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  7. Michelle, SUCH awesome work!!! Love the Christmas basket...great coloring!!
    Your butterfly is so nice. I like a bit of creamy yellow with my pink!!

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  8. Beautiful holiday basket card, Michelle -- love Santa's hat!

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  9. Brilliant holiday card, love that bow and fun mix of papers. Gorgeous card with Theresa's set, love the mix of yellow and pinks!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  10. FABULOUS cards... love love the butterfly in the pinks and yellows!

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  11. Very pretty cards! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  12. Steady hand - you should be a surgeon. But thankfully the liquid applique looks great in the big blobs spaced apart that I end up with! LOL Nice examples!

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  13. Love that Christmas card and the butterfly is stunning.

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  14. Beautiful cards! I love all the layering!

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing. Your cards are beautiful.

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  16. WOW Michelle--what great cards--love them! Sweet Colors and the layouts are wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. These are absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  18. Love the project you have shared today, the basket additions card is stunning, love how you have set it off with the bow detail. The strength and hope card is wonderful and I will have to CASE the idea with the pearls, just beautiful!

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  19. Great new stamp sets! love your cards!

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  20. Love the layering on the butterfly card. The basket looks so real, like you could just pick something out of it.

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  21. Gorgeous!! Especially the CAS care card.

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  22. Michelle, your holiday card is so pretty and I love the simplicity of the Strength and Hope card. It appears intricate yet easily made. Thanks for the inspiration

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  23. Beautiful cards, Michelle! They're very different and both awesome!

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  24. Love your cards, Michelle! The layers and colors in both of them are awesome!

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  25. Two beauties, Michelle! Love the colour on the first one and the wonderful simplicity of the second :)

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  26. Both of your cards are just stunning. The Christmas one is so very festive with all the bright colors. And, the cancer ribbon one is so beautiful with all the pearl trim to compliment the ribbon and papers you used. Wonderful artwork.

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  27. Both of your cards are just stunning. The Christmas one is so very festive with all the bright colors. And, the cancer ribbon one is so beautiful with all the pearl trim to compliment the ribbon and papers you used. Wonderful artwork.

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  28. I love your cards they are beautiful. Love the butterfly one the most.

    Nancy Nguyen

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  29. Your layering inspires me! Love your coloring, of course. The pink bling on your Strength and Hope card is yummy too.

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  30. Beautiful cards, Michelle, I love the layering on the strength & hope CAS card.

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  31. That Christmas card is just gorgeous! Nice paper choices!

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  32. Loved the Basket card..coloring just perfect...plus the paper selection. It is one "Gotta Have".

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  33. Beautiful cards, Michelle - so inspirational!!!! Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Sharon :o)

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  34. I love all the layers!!! Your cards are just beautiful!!!!!

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  35. Both are so pretty a joy to receive, no doubt.

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  36. Love your butterfly surrounded by all that bling. And the liquid applique on Santa, I just used that on my Gnome, that stuff is magical! :) TFS!!

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  37. Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. I love the little pearls you put on the cancer card. What a pretty touch.

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  39. Michelle, that Christmas card is soooo cool! The butterfly card is so simple, yet so elegant! Thanks for sharing!
    Madeleen

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  40. Both are beautiful! I love your Christmas basket.

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  41. Lovely! Like the use of the pearls.

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  42. Your cards are always gorgeous, Michelle! I love all the fabulous layers you use and your beautiful coloring never ceases to amaze me!

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  43. Beautiful cards! I love how you added the pearls beneath the butterfly!

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  44. These are really pretty Michelle - I love the yellow & pink color combo. of your butterfly card and the vibrant DPs you selected for your holiday basket card really makes the colors you added to the image stand out. Great job!

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  45. Wonderful cards- how festive-love the colors

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  46. These are both super cute! I love your festive holiday card. The paper is great for sure!

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  47. Love the simplicity yet elegant look of your strength and hope card.

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  48. SURE AM ENJOYING MY FIRST BLOG HOPPING ON STAMP TV. ONE BEAUTIFUL CARD AFTER ANOTHER. "I MUST BE STRONG." LOL

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  49. Beautiful layered first card! Gorgeous samples~

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  50. awesome cards. love the way you have layered cards and the stamps are great. love the colors. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    http://www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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  51. Love both cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  52. Your Christmas card is too cute. Love what you did with Santa's hat. Lovely butterfly card, as well.

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  53. Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards. This is my first blog hop and I am loving it.

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  54. Wonderful samples of cards. I especially love the one with the butterfly - so clear and elegant.

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  55. Michelle I love the pink pearls around the butterfly. Thank you.

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  56. Great cards. Love seeing all the ideas!

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  57. Gorgeous! Love everything about that fabulous Christmas card. I just got that paper pad, and now I can't wait to use it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  58. Michelle, Your creations with these new stamp sets are beautiful. You have amazing talent and creativity!

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  59. Beautiful card designs...very hard to figure out what to order this month!?!?!
    Kim

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  60. Lovely Cards. Great papers.
    Sandy

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  61. Oh Wow! Both of these are so awesome! Love the Holiday card, it is just beautiful! I recently got the Season's Greetings paper pad and can't wait to use it after seeing what you've done with it! The Butterfly card is so pretty, love the colors and that butterfly really stands out against the yellow! Love what you did with the pearls too!

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  62. Such a pretty card! I like the way you dressed up the basket with the red. Love it!
    Hazel
    hdhall6002 at sbcglobal dot net

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  63. Que bello están tus trabajos.

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  64. I've been off the computer due to a 'bug' who is camping out in my body. . . .made it on tonight and it's always uplifting to see your beautiful cards. You've been very busy, thanks for sharing.

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  65. Gorgeous cards!! Love all the layers and different shapes!! Nice work!

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  66. Gorgeous cards, Michelle!! Love them both.

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  67. Gorgeous cards. Love the stamps, papers and coloring on both.
    Marcie

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  68. Really like all the pearls around the butterfly.

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  69. Interesting - one card is so intricate and involved and the other is so simple. Both are great!

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  70. I LOVE your cards! The snowflake on the bow is the icing on the cake for me!!

    TFS,
    Victoria Merrick
    angelicmsn1@aol.com

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  71. love the basket card. the contrast is very nice. i like color coordination and this fit very well together!

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  72. I especially love the Christmas card because of the colors and paper you chose! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  73. Hi Michelle! Beautiful cards today, as always! Love them both but the second one is my favorite. Simple, soft, and stunning!! What a gorgeous stamp set this is.

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  74. fabulous, as always! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  75. Love the yellow! What an interesting color combo!

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  76. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work.I lost my son David to cancer in 2005.He was only 26.Sincerely,Sandra Hess from Ohio

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  77. Love that Christmas card! The colors and coloring are stunning. Love the ribbon card too, simple and meaningful.

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  78. Such gorgeous cards, love the butterfly

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  79. beautiful cards Michelle, gorgeous stamp sets, wish list is growing for sure

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  80. Gorgeous cards! Beautifully colored!

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  81. These are both so gorgeous in their own light! Wow!

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  82. Michelle, I love your use of embellishments on the cards for the Gina K. hop! Really adds that extra special touch!

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  83. Your hope card is beautiful! Very nice and clean with a gorgeous design.

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  84. Beautiful coloring! I like the way you have made the hope card pop out!

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  85. Fantastic cards love the 3-D effect on the basket thanks for sharing

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  86. Michelle,
    Awesome cards love the colors..
    mema
    wilsonp58@yahoo.com

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  87. Here again your eye for embellishing your cards is amazing!

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  88. Great cards! The Christmas was was smashing! Thanks!

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  89. GGRRRRRRRRRREAAAAAAAAAAAAAT cards.
    Jean McGee

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  90. This set is so inspirational and I love the basket stamp, so many uses for this, tfs

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  91. Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspirastion!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. Beautiful Cards! Love the frame on your card.

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  93. Love all the layers you added to your first card and then how you turned around and made the perfect CAS card with the second set!

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  94. I love the pink bling....but oh man is that layerlicious holiday card FABULOUS!!!

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  95. Beautiful layouts and layering.

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