Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sneak Peek Day 2: "Dino-mite" and "Hopeful Hearts"

Welcome back to our peeks!! Theresa Momber has created a "Dino-mite" set this month, full of fun loving creatures and sentiments! She was very clever in her choices of greetings, even if you don't have young kids or little boys, your best girl friend will get a kick out of a birthday card "from one old fossil to another!" hee! I found this fun paper in the Basic Grey Marjolaine pack, looks so festive and a great match with the Triceratops spots, and it made choosing Pure Luxury CS to go with a snap: Little Boy Blue , Chocolate Brown and Fresh Asparagus.

The little party hat is separate from the dino image so I thought two would be twice as fun to go on the horns, now THAT'S partyin'!! To color his skin, I used only ONE green: Copic YG93, love this pretty pear shade. Color the whole dino with one coat, then go back and lay down a second and third coat for your shadows just by tracing his undersides. Horns, nails, spikes and spots are Y35 and YR23, eyes and hats are B12 and B95, shadow is W-3.

I did some piercing and framed my image and one sentiment in circles to match the print, these wonky mats for the other greetings give the card a lot of energy, like you're shoutin' them out, woo hoooo!

Next we have "Hopeful Hearts" by Tami Mayberry. This set contains another pretty square block image you can cut out with your Nestabilities, here I used Labels 15, with a "two step" heart to go in the middle. I stamped mine in Vivid Brick and then added some little rhinestones to the flourish before cutting it out and popping it up over the frame.


The Red Hot mat is Cuttlebugged with Victoria and then sponged with cranberry ink for a deeper look. I stamped one of the small hearts onto Silver Lining CS in Stazon Jet Black and then cut it out to make the little charm hanging from the blinged up 5/8" gingham. Punched flourish and base are Black Onyx.


The sentiments in this set are really beautiful and I have to say go "hand in hand" with my new set "Where the Heart is"! Looking forward to showing you how the hearts and greetings in these two sets will work SO beautifully together in samples at out release party and beyond! :)

Here is more inspiration for both sets from our Gina K Designs team! Don't forget to leave some comments for chances to win these two new sets!


      See you tomorrow for Day 3!

      175 comments:

      catdidit said...

      HAHA! Too cute with the two hats, LOVe it! And your coloring so rocks on that dino! Also love the square image cut out with that label, looks awesome Mel!

      Tina Gilliland said...

      HA!!! LOVE the double hate dino! LOL CUTE card. Your red card is fabulous... looks like your blog border!!! As alwys... awesome cards!

      Mary said...

      both are adorable! Love the coloring on your dino! thanks for the reminder of how much shading you can get with just one marker! And that heart card is just lovely!

      "Di." said...

      Party hats on the horns! ahaha Too cute! The red/black combo on the heart card is beautiful!

      Carla S. said...

      Fantastic cards, Melanie! I love the darling dino card! The colors, papers and two hats are too cute! Your heart card is gorgeous!

      Tami Mayberry said...

      Gorgeous work as always Melanie!

      Lorraine said...

      Your dino card ROCKS! Love the two hats on his horns, too! And your heart card is stunning.

      Ravengirl said...

      Love your fun dinosaur card! Too cute! And your little charm is ingenious on your second card. I can't wait to see how you pair up your set and Tami's set!

      Miesje said...

      WOW! That dino card had me laughing (quietly cuz I am at work!). Love it! I have always liked red, black, and white together. Great cards Mel.

      Becky said...

      Love the hats on the horn, so adorable. The second one is stunning.

      Jenny McGee said...

      The dino card is sooo cute and the heart card is so gorgeous. Love the red in the heart cards. Nice work.

      Vicki said...

      Beautiful cards...great inspiration.

      Barb said...

      These cards just make me smile--they are so darn cute and will be perfect for all kids--small and large--in my life!

      Sharri said...

      Melanie, Love the party hats on the dino's horns! Such a fun card!
      Beautiful card using Hopeful Hearts!

      Karen (TLgirl353) said...

      I really like, like these Melanie! Those two party hats are so cute!

      judybob3 said...

      Really great job on both of them! Love the colors!

      Vicki Dutcher said...

      Beautiful creations! You colored Dino - too cute!

      Designs By Sky said...

      I think my favorite color combo is red, white and black. very classy card. and love the hats on the dino. TFS

      Theresa Momber said...

      You know I love that dino card! So fun and whimsical with the hats on the horns!!! Your heart card is beautiful!!

      Leslie said...

      I LOVE the party hats you put on the Dino's horns- LOL They are perfect! Great job on both cards

      Alice said...

      Absolutely gorgeous cards! LOVE your coloring of the dino and that it was done with just one green -- makes me think I MIGHT be able to get the hang of this coloring thing! And the heart card is beautiful.

      Teri said...

      How cute is he! Love it.

      Donna said...

      So cute, Melanie! I love that little dino and your heart card is precious. Thanks for the inspiration!

      Linda Beeson said...

      That first one is adorably playful and wowie on how elegant the second one is.

      seamom said...

      DARLING Dino-Mite card! Oh, I am having a problem waiting to see the entire Dino-Mite set........
      Lovely Hopeful Hearts card too.

      Manasa said...

      Whta fun cards ! the kids and the adults will love them alike !

      Bill Burton said...

      Great cards and great ideas! Keep up the good work!

      Darla said...

      Awesome cards Melanie!! Tee her love that "from one old fossil to another" sentiment!! Love stamp sets that are great for kids cards bit versatile enough to transition into an adult card!
      How did I know that that flourish punch would show up with Tamis new on your blog?!?! Great card!!
      TFS

      Anita said...

      Stunning cards! I love how you did the hats.

      Donna said...

      GREAT cards, the first is so adorable, wonderful choice on the color!!
      And the second is just gorgeous, elegant!!

      naneruth said...

      Beautiful Hopeful Hearts card and that dino is so cute!

      Judy Shuck said...

      Great cards! Love your heart card.

      Lynne said...

      party hats are adorable and the tiny heart hanging from the bow makes the card.

      Claudine Poch said...

      This is quite the party dino! Elegant heart card with a nice bow!

      Sharon Mattingly said...

      Your cards are always an inspiration!

      whitneymaryann said...

      Love the fun party hats on dino's horns. And your heart card is beautiful.

      Melayne said...

      Melanie, Once again you've created a fabulous stamp set. Hoping I'll have grandson's to craft for in the near future. Love your hearts as well.

      Mimucardartist said...

      great cards, love the colors, Mary

      Judy Shuck said...

      Great coloring on your dino and your heart card is exquisite.

      Jackie said...

      Love the beautiful cards thanks for sharing.

      lisa808 said...

      The Dino set looks like such fun and the heart set will be perfect for Valentine's Day.

      colleen said...

      Love the blue and green on the dino card... and WOW the heart card is stunning! Love the charm.

      Tami said...

      The two hats are too cute! Love them both!

      Barb A. said...

      Oooooohhhh! The black and red heart card is absolutely awesome! Love, love, love it! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

      scrapbooknut67114 at g mail dot com

      Cynthia said...

      Both cards are fabulous, Melanie! Love the two party hats on the dino.

      Leigh M said...

      Awesome cards, Melanie. Thank you so much for all you do. I look forward to seeing (and then buying) your new set...since I didn't win one yesterday... :( ;)

      Vickie Kertz said...

      Great job and wonderful coloring combos

      Amy said...

      That little dino card is so cute! And I love the valentine too.

      carpediem said...

      i'm really liking what everyone is doing with the dino images! so cute! laura

      Donna Phelan said...

      hahaha love that you used 2 hats on that precious dino! :)

      terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

      Love your cards, as usual. Love the little party hats!!

      Latisha said...

      Oh, I just love both of these cards! Thank you for the warm welcome too :)

      scootsv said...

      The paper piercing around the circle really set this off. I love the black and red heart card. That really stands out. TFS

      Detra said...

      REally love both of these cards. Great job. tfs.

      Anonymous said...

      Love your dinosaur card. The set is adorable,and so nice to see stamps for little boys.

      Linda Marie said...

      The two party hats are a very cute addition. Linda Selymes

      Christine from FL said...

      Love you dinosaurs with the 2 birthday hats! Love the red and black on your heart card!

      paradise45 said...

      Your dino card is so cute!!! Love the red, white, and black together on your Hopeful Hearts card!! Thanks for sharing.

      Rae said...

      Oops. I hit the wrong button. I wanted to leave my name.I was the anonymous post. Sorry. Bifocals don't always work.

      Barbara W. said...

      As always, I can't wait to see what you've done and...you've done it again.

      Rhonda said...

      The dino card is really dynomite, cute and creative. I love them both.

      AJ said...

      great cards Melanie- love the colors on the dino card!

      Holly Hickman said...

      I love the color scheme on your Hopeful Hearts card.

      --Marcy said...

      The dinosaur card made me laugh, and the heart card made me go awww.

      Sandra said...

      love the circle theme you have going with the dinosaur card!
      Pretty heart card.
      Sandra ltb

      Lindy said...

      love your cards as usual. Am looking forward to seeing the rest of your set. And your dino card does rock!! With five grandsons I would use this set often!

      Lagene said...

      Melanie, I Love both cards!!! The dino is so darn cute and the piercing that mimicks the dp really Pops the image! The heart card is GORGEOUS!

      Paula Laird said...

      These are fabulous!! I love the double hat! Too cute! And the flourish die cut flows so well with the flourish on the hat. Just wonderful!

      Auntie Em said...

      Love your wonky cut sentiments and the dot border to match the PP.
      The black and red and white Valentine card is sooo pretty. Love the bow!
      thanks for sharing! :o)

      Kay S said...

      Oh, too cute! I love the two party hats on the triceratops! The whole card just shouts fun and energy. Love it! Your heart card is absolutely beautiful! Love the red and black together and all the details. Perfect!

      Patricia said...

      What a great vibrant card. Just love the coloring on this card. The birthday hats are so cute. Your heart is fabulous. I love both of these cards.

      Anonymous said...

      I love both cards and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

      Linda D.

      Sharon Peele said...

      Melanie, Love the party hats!! This card really rocks!! Your heart card is simply gorgeous, I love the heart charm! Beautiful work, love the bling, thanks so much!!

      Threadlooper said...

      Cute and colorful and the hearts are oh so sweet.

      Purrfect Paper Creations said...

      Great job, love the party hats on the horns!

      Chris L.

      ms Joyce said...

      Love love the 2 hats on the Baby Dinos horns .. very cute.
      The Heart is just Lovely. TFS

      RuthAnn said...

      Both are really terrific cards, great job, and creativity. Thanks for sharing.

      Carolina said...

      Seriously beyond fun - hats on each horn with your perfect coloring...love your dino card and our heart card is sooo beautiful! Hugs!!!

      Diana said...

      Loved both your cards

      juelt said...

      Those are just adorable - you have so much talent!

      mema said...

      Love your color choices.
      Awesome!!
      Pam
      aka mema

      Mary Friederichsen said...

      That Dino is just adorable!!
      And your Heart card is Gorgeous! Love the bold colors. Beautiful Heart image,love the little flourish on the top curve!
      Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year!

      Colorado Crafter said...

      Love your designs. Great cards. TFS!!

      Karen said...

      Very nice!

      Crafty Math Chick said...

      Ooyh, love al the circles and dots (even in the paper piercing!) you hadded to the dino card and I love the layout and style of your hearts card. How cute is that dangling charm?!! Can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow!

      Jan said...

      Cute card........love the hats. Your coloring is great. Cute, cute, cute.

      Giovana said...

      Oh Melanie, your dino card is so precious! and your red card is beautiful!!

      Golda said...

      Really nice cards. I love the depth you got using patterned paper on the dinosaur card.

      Connie C said...

      The two hats on the horns are just perfect whimsy! LOL Great job on both cards. I guess both sets are going to have to go on my purchase list!

      Peggy said...

      Cutest dino ever!
      God bless,
      Peggy Allen

      Catherine Kraft said...

      Melanie, your dino card is so sweet. Love the papers you’ve picked to go along with him. Thanks for the coloring tip as I liked what you did and those two hats really added a cute element. Your Hopeful Hearts card is very elegant and really enjoyed looking at all the different elements you have added to this card – the charm, embossed layer, gingham ribbon – everything works so well together.

      Blessings,

      Catherine
      catherinesangels@yahoo.com

      Lea L. said...

      The dino card is SO cute, and the heart card is a perfect Valentine for someone! ♥♥♥

      Booknplays said...

      Your dino sure knows how to party!

      When I was in the 3rd grade I made a valentines day card in black and was laughed at. If they could only see your card they would not be laughing now! Beautiful.

      Pati said...

      Very cute dino card and very pretty heart card. I really like the red and black combo.

      Jenny H. said...

      Wonderfully done!

      Audrey said...

      Just love what you did with your cards. Thhis DT has just so inspired me to get busy and get things done.
      God Bless

      Mary Anne / MA54K said...

      Ha! Horn covers! The red and black is wonderful!

      THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

      Love it. Love the little hats on the dinosaur...too cute!

      Karen said...

      Cute dino card. Really like the way you inked over the embossing on the heart card.

      Nana Donna said...

      How adorable, love the party hats on the horns LOL

      Inge said...

      This card is so cute!

      Pat Jandacek said...

      I hate to admit it but this is the first I've noticed the dinosaur is wearing party hats on his horns (and I've gone right down the DT list so as not to miss anybody!). SO CUTE! The layout creates so much action...just great. The heart card is fabulous, too.

      Luv 2 Create said...

      Love the dino-mite card. So pretty with that cute little dino on it.
      Love this set.
      Marcie

      Anonymous said...

      Who would not love the adorable dino and the party hat on the horns is very creative! My favorite is your Hopeful Hearts card - how elegant!!

      Cheryl S.
      Chier926@aol.com

      jean wilson said...

      Mel just love the both cards!

      Cathy said...

      Love the colors used for the dino card and I LOVE love LOVE the black and red on the hearts card-beautiful!

      harrahx2 said...

      Adroable. Love the coloring and the face on that dinosaur is so adorable! The heart is beautiful.

      Debra said...

      What a cute idea with the birthday hats!

      Jan Castle said...

      Adorable dino!!!!! The red/heart card is lovely as well!

      Gerry said...

      Love your cards.

      JaniceAileen said...

      Melanie, I always look forward to seeing what you create--it is always just beautiful!

      joy said...

      That little dino is so cute! Love the little charm you made!

      sghay said...

      Two party hats..hysterical. The card was precious and then I saw his two party hats..had me laughing. I love red and black together, so I loved the heart card.

      Gayle C. said...

      Your triceritops is the TOPS and the Hopeful Hearts is simply stunning....love the red and black.

      Shirley B said...

      Loved the two hats on the horns.
      Tooooo cute!

      lesleybliss said...

      The colours you chose are perfect, absolutely love both of them

      stampqueen said...

      AAkkkkk - LOVE the party hats on the horns!!!! You rock - Now I have to have this set just for that!!!!
      Love the red hearts card too!!!

      Sue D said...

      Great cards--really like the dino card--great coloring and paper piercing.

      Terri E. said...

      That dino is too cute for words.

      It's a good life!
      Terri E.

      Robin said...

      That dino is so cute!

      Lori said...

      Oh Mel!!! Your dino card is too precious!!! Your heart card is so elegant!!

      Marsha said...

      Your dyno card is so cute. Love it. And your red card takes my breath away. It is so beautiful.

      Debbie said...

      The birthday hats are so cute.

      Holly AKA KopyKat said...

      Fabulous, I love them both!

      De said...

      LOL the little party hats on the little Dinosaur! Very cute
      Love the heart card, my favorite colour scheme!

      Tessa said...

      Adorable dino card! LOVE the two little party hats!!!! Only ONE Copic? hmmmmm maybe I can afford to get a few! Your heart card is lovely!

      Anonymous said...

      Wonderful card samples as always.You put such love into your work.
      craftyteacher13

      Lina said...

      Awesome cards!

      dawna said...

      Oh, MY that dino is SO cute! Very elegant heart card.

      Anonymous said...

      lol, double party hats ROCK! so adorable!
      linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

      Artistic Angel said...

      Absolutely beautiful! Just beautiful!

      Blogs said...

      Visiting each blog makes me feel very special because ... today is MY birthday! Double hats - woohoo!
      df

      jazy1m said...

      Love your birthday card. That little guy is so cute. Thank you for sharing.

      Virginia's Designs said...

      I love love LOVE sharing tee hee! I think your cards a super gorgeous!
      TFS

      CrazyforCrafting said...

      Love these...can't wait to see the whole collection...thanks for all you do to inspire us! Happy New YearA!

      Sharon said...

      What an adorable idea: to give the dino a party hat for each horn. Ha Ha

      A really cute card.

      Kary said...

      I simply love the dinosaur card!! It's perfect, and I almost wish I'm a kid having a birthdy again ;)
      The second card is so beautiful! I love the colours and that little charm heart dangling.

      sue bridges said...

      Awesome cards

      janagain said...

      Darling triceratop!

      Lynn Coates said...

      That little dino is just a party animal - I know it. And the heart card, wonderful.

      klarcher said...

      Terrific cards, truly enjoy your creations

      Carol said...

      So adorable! Loving the new stamps!

      Carol B
      ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

      Janeen said...

      Yes, I would! I would love to get either of these cards in my mailbox. Great work.

      scalder said...

      OOH Melanie, you've done it again! Love the circles!!!

      PatS said...

      YOur little dino is so adorable. Love your card design.

      Sonia said...

      I love the background paper on the dino card and I am over the moon about these hearts! Love the card!

      Sue VanDeVusse said...

      I love the little party hats on the dinosaur's horns, too cute. And your heart card is so elegant and gorgeous.

      Barbara540 said...

      I really like the addition of the charm on the heart card. Loooove the birthday card and especially the birthday hats on the dino's horns. So cute!

      Valerie said...

      Really like the Labels 15, your cards are both very well done and interesting to look at.

      Marilyn L. said...

      Red & black - perfect combo for Valentine's Day.

      Kelly said...

      Cute dino card, and lovely heart card! You have such amazing talent. Thanks for sharing!

      marilynwillauer said...

      Cute, cute, cute cards!!! Adorable Dino!
      Thanks for sharing.
      Happy New Year!!!

      Chris said...

      Melanie, beautiful card samples! Love the hats on the dino. The Hopeful Hearts card is so elegant!

      Marcy said...

      Your colors are wonderful and I love the heart card. Very cute dino.

      Sheahasu said...

      I love your heart card. Beautiful!

      Anonymous said...

      the dinasours are so adorable. and the 2 hats, who else would've thought? can't wait to get my hands of this set.
      Cathy R.

      Ga said...

      Too, too cute! Luv your coloring!

      Nan G said...

      you're cards ROCK!

      Jennie said...

      Eeeks, so stinkin' cute with the TWO hats and nice background too! Love your heart design, just lovely :o)

      Ancient Elf said...

      I love the two party hats on the dino, and the red & black heart card is stunning.

      Kris said...

      I like your dino card, but truly LOVE your heart/hope card!! The color combo and layering and bow and... just love it!
      Off to the next blog!

      Kris in Alaska
      funamom at yahoo dot com

      kimsparks636 said...

      Soo pretty, I love your color combo. Red, white and black is one of my favs :)

      Cheryl G said...

      Great cards!

      Elizabeth said...

      That is the cutest card and dino! LOVE IT!

      JessicaK said...

      Wooo, party hats = partay! Very cute and yep, two is twice as nice!

      Betty Neville said...

      Hee, hee - love the party hats on the cute little dino! And your heart card is so elegant and beautiful!

      gale.sewell said...

      love the two hats. heart is beautiful

      alethea said...

      The two hats are perfect!! lol!! The background fits just perfect with the image!! The heart card is gorgeous too!!

      Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

      You are so creative Mel! I swear you see these stamps in a different way than any of us!!! And it turns out amazing designs!

      Deb said...

      Love the layout of your cards! And, you colored them wonderfully.

      Susan said...

      Your cards are dino-mite! Loved the circle background and the circle around the image.
      The Hopeful Hearts card is beautiful and the sentiment is perfect!

      marilynwillauer said...

      Cute card!!! Valentines, I'm so not ready, keep on posting samples to get us motivated.

      Anonymous said...

      OOOOOOOOO, I like your heart card - the red with the black WOW!!!
      Jean McGee

      Deebi27 said...

      Cute, cute, cute I want this!

      Tamara said...

      You Know the tree Border Is starting to give me Idea's Beautiful card