Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Gina K March release inspiration blog hop: Day 4

Hi everyone!  The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop. Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random commentors who will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

Today we are spotlighting the One Free with Three set, Great Sayings and the Believe in Yourself Duo.  In honor of Gina's 3 year anniversary, Believe in Yourself is free with any $35.00 purchase through March 31st!
 
 My first card uses Believe in Yourself -this butterfly is stunning!  I inked it in yellow and tapped red ink along edges.  The delicate pattern paper is Piccadilly from Basic Grey.  I did a lot of sewing on this card -even a little zig zag!  I played along with the Deconstructed Sketch 42, LOVE this sketch!
Next up is my card from Great Sayings.  I went super CAS with this one and got the layout idea from the fabulous Laurie Schmidlin (isn't she amazing?)
So I originally stamped the sentiment directly on the back panel, but it smeared slightly!  I couldn't start over because that was the LAST piece of cute green dotted paper I had!  So I improvised.  Turned out OK in the end.  See how blurry the "me" was?
Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:

 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  I will leave you with some close up pictures.

Card Deets: 
Stamps -  Believe in Yourself
Ink - Cherry and Papaya (AMuse)

Cardstock -Pure Luxury White, Wild Dandelion and Ocean Mist cardstock
Accessories - Spellbinders Circles and Lacy Circles and Ironwork Accents, mulberry flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), copic markers, stardust stickles

Stamps - Great Sayings

Ink - Tuxedo Black Memento ink
Cardstock - Pure Luxury White and kraft cardstock

Pattern Paper - Jillibean Soup Watermelon Gazpacho 6 X 6 paper pad
Accessories - Clear rhinestones, purple baker's twine, yellow button, corner rounder, copic markers
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62 comments:

  1. These are beautiful, Michelle! Love the way you inked the butterfly!!

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  2. Thanks for the honesty! Makes me feel I'm not the only one doing things like that! What I also love about this butterfly is how easy it seems to be cut.

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  3. Gorgeous butterfly and love that rolling hill you created for the flowers!! Awesome designs Michelle!

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  4. These are both so fresh & pretty Michelle! I love the pretty patterned papers you send and love that fancy border in your One Free with 3 card and how the tree is growing out of the patterned paper mound on your second card.

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  5. Lovely cards! You made me smile by sharing your smeared sentiment story. I love seeing how others 'rescue' their cards, since this kind of thing happens to me all the time! Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

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  6. Wow how Beautiful your cards are. love the butterfly and the flowers. the layering and the attention to details are Awesome. thanks for sharing. abbraddock@msn.com

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  7. It just goes to show that sometimes accidents are a very good thing in disguise. Having the sentiment popped up makes it stand out and take notice.

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  8. Gorgeous cards. Love the colors of that butterfly.

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  9. Beautiful cards! Thanks for showing how you recovered from a smeared stamp. We all have that issue from time to time and it's so much better to move forward, rather than stop and start over.

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  10. Lovely cards! I'm in love with the butterfly card!

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  11. At first I thought this was the Verve butterfly as they are so similar. Love the variegated colouring you used on it. Totally darling second card :)

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  12. Loved both of your cards. That flower is becoming a real favorite of mine.

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  13. So stunning, love the butterfly card, and the DP hill is brilliant, it really sets off the sentiment set :-)

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  14. Both cards are so pretty. Such nice background papers and colors used.
    And the coloring on the butterfly is so pretty.

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  15. Your Believe card is unbelievable! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  16. So very pretty! I love the fussy cut butterfly!

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  17. Love the way you inked the butterfly! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  18. Michelle,
    I love your layout! And the purple and green is just a yummy combination. The butterfly just pops right off of the page on and they all are wonderful.

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  19. Oh, Michelle, that butterfly!!!! I have to study it and try to case it! Thanks for teaching me not to give up when smudging, just 'work around' it :)

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  20. I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who has to improvise to cover smudges! I love the details on your cards. Lovely!

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  21. Love your green dots! Glad to know I'm not the only one who improvises when an error occurs (not a mistake, that has different implications!)You might want to invest in some UnDo--then you wouldn't have to worry about un-sticking precious one-of-a-kind things.

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  22. Your cards are lovely,very inspiring.

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  23. I love your color choices! So many delicate details too. You are amazing!

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  24. Lovely cards!
    Wow! That butterfly is GORGEOUS! Nice bling you added!
    Regards,
    Jennifer

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  25. Lovely cards!
    Wow! That butterfly is GORGEOUS! Nice bling you added!
    Regards,
    Jennifer

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  26. These are Gorgeous Michelle
    Well Done
    Hugs Elaine

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  27. So pretty and fun! love the butterfly!

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  28. Beautiful cards. Very creative.

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  29. Beautiful cards. I really like the coloring on the butterfly. Love use of the twine on the second card and the way you covered the fuzzy word (I hate it when that happens). You covered it quite well. We've have never known if you hadn't told us.

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  30. that butterfly stamp is great!
    thanks
    Holly

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  31. These are so pretty! I love the layering and sketch of the first one.

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  32. Both of your cards are beautiful, Michelle. Really love the second card so much and, especially the sentiment.

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  33. What beautiful cards. Love the verse on the second and the butterfly card is so uplifting and bright.

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  34. Two gourgeous cards Michelle! Love both of them!

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  35. amazing cards...love using the dp for the hill

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  36. These are so pretty and it's nice to know I'm not the only one who has to fix things.

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  37. The curved edge of the kraft card is so unique! both cards are lovely.

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  38. Your cards are beautiful and certainly complement the lovely expressions. TFS

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  39. Both cards are very special. What I especially like about the second one is that your green dot paper looks like it's got a path across the top of it, so it goes well with your quote. Nice job!

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  40. Great cards--I like how you inked up the butterfly and the layout on the second card.

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  41. Can't get over how beautiful this butterfly image is. Everyone's take on this image is fabulous. Couldn't possibly go wrong with this stamp. It is gorgeous dressed up or down.
    Marcie

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  42. Your cards are stunning and I love this butterfly too...great recovery on your sentiment on the second card, I will have to remember that little tip

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  43. Amazing card with the Great Sayings and it is a terrific way of covering up an ooops. I love the fix because it pops out and is perfect with the rest of the card. Wonderful job! TFS

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  44. This butterfly coloring is sweet and pretty, love the saying card, so awesome, yes mistakes happen but the end result added more pop and dimension, TFS

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  45. Beautiful cards Michelle I love the pastel colours

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  46. These are so beautiful, love how you used them

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  47. Very pretty! Isn't it great how we can fix those little mistakes.

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  48. Both cards are so pretty. I like how you used the patterned paper for some fun grass.

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  49. Gorgeous cards Michelle! Beautiful colors and layouts!

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  50. Lovely, simply lovely!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot ocom

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  51. Beautiful cards. I love the mini scene you created with the PP too, by making a grass line for the flowers. Neat idea indeed!

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  52. Such creativity in today's hop! I just love the little extras you add to your cards!

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  53. Wow, your Believe card is so wonderful! And the other card in inspirational!

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  54. Beautiful cards, Michelle, that flower is gorgeous and great sketch too.

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  55. Love the cards, especially the second one-great layout. thanks for sharing.

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