Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gina K November release inspiration blog hop: Day 1

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K Designs November Release Inspiration Blog hop!  Today we are spotlighting the sets, Stately Flowers 1 and Make a Statement, both illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. Several of the DT are also showing samples for the Duos, Close Knit Friends and Because of You.

First up is a card using Make a Statement.  This set is soooo versatile!  I love all the clever sentiments that are in this set and that map is awesome.  We will be sending this card to Bill's mom when we send her a goody basket!
Next, is my card using Stately Flowers 1.  This will be the first in a series of stamp sets all profiling states and their official flowers.  This first set includes Colorado, California, Texas and Wisconsin.  My card uses the Rocky Mountain Columbine colored with copics.  I Googled it to see how to color it, and discovered it is such a beautiful flower.  For the sentiment, I inked only the "thanks" part of the stamp.  I can't wait for the set which will have Oregon's flower, the Oregon Grape.
 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 receive a fabulous grab bag of stamps!  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 showcase 2 more sets and another Duo!!    

 

Card Deets:
Stamps -  Make a Statement
Cardstock -Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock
Pattern Paper - Homemade 6 Bean Soup 6x6 pad (JilliBean Soup)
Accessories - Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, rhinestones, twill ribbon, copic marker

Stamps - Stately Flowers 1
Cardstock - Pure Luxury white cardstock
Pattern Paper - Happy Go Lucky 6x6 pad (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories -
Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two, white satin ribbon, copic markers, Stardust Stickles

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85 comments:

  1. Both of these are lovely. Love how you did that first one and great colors on that flower.

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  2. Love your cards -- great use of papers too!

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  3. Beautiful cards, Michelle! Love all your layering and fab dp!

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  4. Very pretty cards! Great job!

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  5. Love how you split up that greeting around the map and spotlighted Oregon! Such fun and unpredictable colors on your flower card, you're making me want that die!

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  6. Michelle- terrfic designs with beautiful colors!

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  7. Love both of your cards. Love what you did with the pattern papers. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. The map card is too cute! Love how you can colour in any state :) Gorgeous flower on the second card and what a fun shape you have used to frame it. Lovely touch with the glittered border.

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  9. Great designs. LOVE how you added "stickles?" around the second Nestie!

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  10. Beautiful cards!!! I love your samples!!!! Love the DP! They really make the images stand out!!

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  11. Oh, Michelle, I love the colors you used on your gorgeous cards!

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  12. Thank you for the inspriation I recieve when looking at your cards. Be Blessed!!

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  13. Beautiful, and I love that you added the Stickles around the Columbine. It gives a very nice touch.

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  14. Love the beautiful cards. Also the layouts. Great job!

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  15. The stickles are a great addition! Thanks for the fabulous ideas.

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  16. Great cards and such fun colors!

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  17. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing

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  18. Love the cards, so very classy, great use of DP!

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  19. These cards are beautiful. And I like your layering. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  20. Beautiful cards - love how you used the USA stamp!

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  21. Lovely samples great ideas fantastic stamps what more could a body ask for?

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  22. Those are really beautiful cards. ^_^ I wish I have the money to buy those stamps.

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  23. Great cards again. Love the colours in the flower one the most.

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  24. Great color combinations! Love the flower!

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  25. Very pretty color combinations.

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  26. Wow Beautiful love all the cards the stamps are great. love the colors and papers. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  27. Terrific cards!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Really beautiful, cards, Michelle!

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  29. Love your samples I am from MONTANA Silver and Gold

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  30. Really nice cards. Love the layouts that you made.

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  31. Love the cards. I think this is a winning set of stamos.. Can't hardly wait until MONTANA, my home state

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  32. Very nice projects. Love the glittery parts :).

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  33. Beautiful cards! Can't wait to get those stamps! :D

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  34. Gorgeous cards, Michelle! Can't wait to be able to play with these stamps.

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  35. Such gorgeous creations! It must have been hard to choose which images to create with first! I'll have to search up a picture of your Oregon Grape flower! Thanks for a fun hop stop!
    hugs and blessings, from Australia,
    Pauline

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  36. Really pretty cards. Love your soft colors.

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  37. Great cards. Love the versatility of the Make a Statement set.

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  38. Beautiful cards, Michelle, love the layers.

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  39. Really fab cards. Love the way you have layered each one to really showcase the stamps.

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  40. Pretty cards! Love the colors and layout and stitching of your state card, it's really wonderful!

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  41. What great cards! I love your little details, like the edging in glitter.

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  42. Love your cards, beautiful colors and pretty papers. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Love your cards, beautiful colors and pretty papers. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Good job Michelle! Thank you for sharing your ideas with the great layouts. I like the idea of states and how you highlighted the state of Oregon.

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  45. Pretty cards. TFS!!
    Jean McGee

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  46. Lovely cards! I like the layers of paper and ribbons on each card.

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  47. Hi, Valley Girl! (Willamette Valley, that is :)

    We used to live in PNW - Tacoma area and then over in central Oregon (Bend) before moving to Hawai'i.

    Love your stitching work, the colors and great job on the Columbine!!!

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  48. Wonderful samples Michelle! The map card is so warm; and your Rocky Mountain Columbine card is stunning!

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  49. Love the columbine, but the Oregon card particularly caught my eye. We might be neighbors! Well done!

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  50. Great job on your cards! Such ideas from these four sets! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  51. Nice cards loved the colors. thanks

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  52. Nice layering, thanks for sharing!

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  53. Great layers on your cards...Very pretty!

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  54. Gorjuss!!! Your columbine is perfect....they come in such wonderful color varieties!!

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  55. I like how you colored your flower. The US stamp is such a good idea...

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  56. Great colors lovely cards. thanks

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  57. Great colours and layouts! Especially love the map card.

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  58. Great, Great Great, what lovely layering and colour

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  59. Super versatile sets with lovely images! It is so fun to see all the different projects they can make. Thanks for the inspiration!]



    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Love them both! Maybe I need to send my husband a Christmas list...

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  61. Wow! Both cards are stunning. very pretty.

    Thanks for sharing
    hugs julie

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  62. Great cards--I like the papers you used.

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