Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Inspiration Hop, Day 3: "What's the Dirt"



Good morning, I hope you had a terrific weekend! Today we conclude our Inspiration Hops with the Gina K Designs team, featuring "What's the Dirt?" but you can be sure you will continue to see more samples of this set and our other new ones throughout the month and beyond on our blogs and StampTV! :) Here's the full set:

...and here's my sample! I like the little trio of pots and this particular greeting grabbed me: "you are a ray of sunshine!" I love sponging rays of light on cards but I thought using paper today for a spotlighting effect would be cool! Simply stamp your posts at the bottom of a rectangle of Little Boy Blue cardstock and then again on white. Slice a diagonal of the white from corner to corner and layer over your blue like you are paper piecing! Color the portion that's in the sun, doesn't that look so cheerful and illuminated next to the blue?

Here is a closeup. Card also uses Black Onyx, Innocent Pink, and the new KEY LIME , which I love!! I love greens and this is one of my favorites now in the Pure Luxury Line, you must try! It's so vibrant!


Here are my new "Crazy Daisy" digital papers also, they use images from my "Spring Basket" and "A Year of Flowers" stamp sets, but they are also a terrific match for "What's the Dirt?" with these sweet daisies and ladybugs! They are available to download in full sheets, if you like big sheets of single colors, or quarters if you prefer printing out smaller mats all at once which are already sized for A2 cards. Wish I had some samples with them to share today but I don't have them ready yet, please check by later this week! :)

And now please see more samples from our talented Gina K Designs team, and be sure to leave comments all along the way for more chances to win free stamps! Thank you for hopping with us! :)

182 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

That ray of sunshine is so clever! Gorgeous card!

catdidit said...

Such awesome spotlighting Mel, LOVE it!

Teri said...

Very good way to spotlight! Love the set and really love the daisy papers!

Helen said...

What a great idea! I just love the ray of sunshine!

Helen said...

What a great idea! I just love the ray of sunshine!

Marsha said...

The ray of sun shining on the flowers is so creative.

Diane K. said...

How in the world did you come up with a way to make this set even better? HOW COOL!

AJ said...

great spotlight Melanie!!

Ravengirl said...

What a cool technique! Love your ray of sunshine!

Penne said...

Love the ray of sunshine card! Excellent show of spotlighting. The daisy paper are just the cutest.

Angie Blom said...

WOW. love the ray of sunshine.. totally amazing card. love it.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wow- what a cool techniques with that blast of sunshine! We are so lacking any here in Wisconsin. Beautiful card, Mel!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Melanie, this is fantastic! I love that sunbeam shining on the pots.

Geri said...

What a great idea! I never in a million years would have thought to do that! How very clever! Thanks for sharing. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love the sun ray effect - looks awesome~

Tina Gilliland said...

LOVE LOVE how you did the spotlighting on this Mel!!

tgtboswell said...

The ray of sunshine was genius! I always get great inspirations from you!

Donna said...

Sweet set and papers. Love that card. What a great perspective! Thanks for the inspiration.

mommaladystamper said...

I love what you did making the sunshine on the flowers. Gorgeous. Alice Roushia

Becky said...

How cunning! I just love that ray of sunshine..

NormaJ said...

Love the ray spotlight and topped with the ribbon is inspirational.

Kary said...

Awesome idea, Melanie!!! I love that ray of sunshine. Wonderful card!!

Rita said...

I love the ray of sunshine on the card!! :)

Darla said...

Love this Melanie!! That light through the window shining through is fabulous!!!! You're so creative!
The papers you made are wonderful too.

Marilyn said...

I love the ray of light on the potted plants -- very clever.

DebraM said...

What a wonderful way to highlight...love the way it looks like a ray of sunshine.

Lori said...

Oh WOW Mel, the spotlighting is so cool!! Great card!!!

Golda said...

That is such a wonderful idea. It looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

--Marcy said...

I agree with the other comments - what a unique way to spotlight this stamp! super job!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card.

Shari said...

Love this technique, Just a beautiful happy card.
and - actually was not going to order myself the blue, but seeing this, Yes, add it to my list.

JessicaK said...

Love that sunshine spot and shadowing from the pots. Fantastic!

pqueenie said...

Nice card!

Nana Connie said...

Love that spotlight technique! I am definitely going to have to try that one. Great cards and love the new daisy papers!

Beth said...

Wow Melanie ... love the ray!!

Jan Castle said...

Very, very pretty digi sheets!!!
Jan Castle

Jo said...

So clever. I gotta try the ray of sunshine!

Bootybella Designs Inc. said...

OMG!!! What a cool technique!!!
Love this set!!

Barb said...

Very cool card.... I love the ray of light... I have never seen a card like that and your shading by the pots.... very clever.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love the ray of sunshine.

Jo-Anne said...

WOWEE WOW WOW WOW !!!!! I really love this card. the most original concept I've seen in a while.

Debby said...

wow...the way you highlighted the flowers by using the ray of sun is wonderful. What a brilliant idea.

Rae said...

Another great stamp set. Such a unique "spotlight" effect. You are soo clever.

Barbara Colbert said...

Great! LOVE the ray of sunshine!!! Excellent looking card!

imastampin said...

I love how you spotlighted these darling flowers. Fabulous!

Margaret said...

I love your spotlight. Great idea.

Sheila said...

The spotlight really makes the card design pop!

Anita said...

Stunning card!

lisa808 said...

Love that sunshine on the card.

Debi said...

OMG-It is absolutely gorgeous. I love, love, LOVE the COLORS.
Thank you

Leisa said...

The ray of sunshine is so cute!

Beastybunny said...

Wow! That is a very clever idea. I am absolutely loving it. Great work!

jonim52 said...

What a cute cute idea! Love it.

Karen said...

What a great idea i love the way you highlighted the card looks like there is a spotlight on Karen TB Ontario

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love the black matting Melanie, it really makes all the colors on your card POP!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Very lovely...perfect for spring giving.

mp8tz said...

Thanks for such a inspirational card.

Susan said...

Loved the spotlight effect. Have to try this one for myself.

Sue Alger said...

love the (spotlight) ray of sunshine on your flowers.

DebbieM said...

I love the way you've used spotlighting on your card. It look awesome! :)

Dottie Watson said...

How clever..what a nice idea. Gave me inspiration. Thnx for sharing.
hugs, Dottie

Barbara said...

I love what you have done with the trio of pots stamp and paper piecing. What a fab idea!!! Thank you for another grand inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Really clever card and an adorable set.
crafty teacher

gramig05 said...

This is such a clever idea and looks great!!

Lynn B. said...

Love the idea of creating a ray of sunshine. Thanks!

jan farnworth said...

wonderful card your so clever

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!! Love it!!

Mrs Ham said...

Love that sunshine. Great effect.

Sue Bridges said...

What an original design!

Patti J said...

What creativity! I'm lovin' your sunsine ray! Also wanted to say that your daisy papers make me SO happy! Daisies are my favorite! I see more shopping in my near future! Beautiful card, my friend!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful sun ray, you made my day

Debbie Bradford said...

I love that ray of sunshine! It's beautiful.

Carol said...

Amazing project! Love the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

TiaKeas said...

Love the ray of sunshine! Thank-you!!

Joni said...

I will be trying the spotlight idea. I especially liked your use of shadows.

nannapat said...

Love that spotlight - how clever! Pat x

terri d said...

another cute card. Loved how you put the ray of sunshine on it.

Carol said...

What a good idea spotlighting the pots with a ray of sunshine. You always have such amazing ideas, and stamp creations.

GmaJulie2 said...

Awesome cards and love the colors!

Colorado Crafter said...

Lovely card!! The sunshine is perfect!

Lagene said...

WOW! What a clever "Spotlight" method!

Gerry said...

FANTASTIC!! The colors are so bright and cheerful. love the ray of sunshine.

Boo said...

Love how you did the ray of sunshine! You are so clever! Thanks for sharing! Sue

cjgusloff57 said...

Pretty card! Like the sunshine idea. I never would have thought of that! Thanks for sharing.

JoAnnG said...

These stamps are just too cute for words. Thanks for showing us.

Sarita said...

Neat card, I really like the beam of light that his the fower pot.

Sue D said...

Perfect sentiment for your spotlighted pots.

Fay Chave said...

The sunlight is really neat! Thanks for inspiring us!

jean wilson said...

Just love the spotlight on the flowers! Your dp is great...I love daisies!

annieb said...

Love your "sunshine" card. Thanks for sharing the tech side of it too.

bernietom47 said...

That is really clever! Sweet Card!
Blessings Bernie

Frillions by Eli said...

What a fabulous idea to make the sunshine so dynamic. Lovely!!!

Ginny said...

Thanks for the new technique. I love it!

Dianne Beans said...

Beautiful stamp set.

ddlady said...

Love your bright choice of colors and especially the ray of sunshine!

Sharon Harnist said...

Love this cool spotlighting you did, Mel, it's so striking! Love your digi papers, too -- I even custom colored some and printed them but then ran out of time to use them today (some day soon, though)!

Meg LaRue said...

This card really caught my eye. Very clever.

Sue said...

I love this different take on a 'spotlight'. It really makes your image just pop right off the card. And you are so right, the Daisy papers will go so well with this set.
TFS

Katherine said...

I love your sun ray effect and its so easy to do. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jean said...

I really liked your spotlighting on this card! So clever!

Sharri said...

Beautiful card Melanie! Love the ray of sun you created!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

What an awesome idea. love how you did your card!!

Donna Phelan said...

Melanie how clever! That is such a wonderful card.

Anne said...

Love your card, colors are so pretty. I just love the ray of sunlight very clever.
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Mary said...

I love how striking the sunshine is.

Mary rasmussen

Kathryn said...

That is such a wonderful idea with the ray of sunshine. Great job!

Katherine said...

Super gorgeous! Love the ray of sunshine & this stamp set!

Jenny McGee said...

So pretty, love that sun ray effect on the card, so very original.

Marsha said...

Such a cute set, such a cute card.

Teresa said...

What a great idea, love the spotlight! I just love the colors on your card. Hugs, Teresa E.

Jill said...

What a great card

Janeen said...

of course I learned somethng from you again!! yay! I'm in such a learning mode.

Auntie Em said...

Love your 'ray of sunshine' technique. Your card is so bright and cheerful.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Sandy said...

Love the color combo.

Sharon Mattingly said...

What a cute design to have the sun spotlight!

Kay S said...

Great spotlighting of the flowers! Pretty card!

Laura's New Place said...

Such a stunning card, love the ray of light look.

stamper said...

Nice bright colors for Spring!

Lynne said...

Love the spot light on the flowers. A great set for the gardiner in all of us.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow what a fab card, love your ray of sunshine!

Georgei said...

like alot the spotlighting what a good idea thank for showing

Carolyn King said...

GORGEOUS card. I LOVE it and I OWN it! heehee! Thanks again for the "date" today. So much fun. xo

Sharon in Arizona said...

What a wonderful card, Melanie!!! Love that design and the flower pots are so pretty. Don't you just adore this stamp set? And your new papers - they take my breath away...have to get right to Gina's store and get some. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day. Hugs, Sharon :o)

Di said...

Y'all never cease to amaze me!

Linda said...

Beautiful card!

Marilyn L. said...

love the spotlight effect

MSTEELADY said...

Thanks for sharing your gift!

Jessica Y. said...

wow, i love what you did what the shade for the sunshine. Amazing!

crotnem said...

I absolutely love that great technique you used!!!

Linda Peterson said...

You always come up with the most creative ideas!

Janet L. said...

What a happy card. We need that ray of sunshine here!

Donna said...

Love the technique used for ray of sunshine, such a clever idea!!
Love the card, so pretty and eye catching!!

Donna Przy...

On The Wallaby Trail said...

Absolutely brilliant...love it

Ellie in OZ

Kris said...

Clever girl! I've never seen that before and I love it! TFS!
Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

jazy1m said...

Love your card idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

POSH said...

Luv the bright cheery colors!!!

Ronda C. said...

I love your card! That is such a neat idea!
Ronda C.

scrappinmommom said...

What a great idea. Such a fun card. Love that lime green.

Barbara Burgess said...

I love the masked sunshine. It is very effective. The daisy paper is terrific. Can't wait to get some!

Bertha W said...

What a neat idea - it really looks like it is in a ray of sunlight! Thanks for the idea!

b5d9c8a6-7013-11e0-b14c-000f20980440 said...

Super work. Thank you

Sharon Jones said...

Hi Melanie! Beautiful spotlight! I would've never thought of that. You are SO clever! And talented with that beautiful paper. You can bet I will download some!!
Hugs,
Sharon

Linda E said...

Melanie, I love your style! What a wonderful idea to make a ray of sunshine into a spotlight.

Traci said...

Very pretty Mel. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

Kelly said...

Love your paper pieced ray of sunshine! Great idea! Your daisy paper is so cute.

SandyK said...

I really like how you spotlighted the plants.

arobbins said...

Great Job--Love-love it

arobbins said...

great job--love it

scalder said...

I love that little ray of sunshine!! I wanna crawl right onto the card:)

Anonymous said...

W O W ! ! ! ! WHAT a neat idea. Hope to try that soon. TFS
Jean McGee

Gayle said...

Very clever; the spotlight on the pots is pretty darn cool.

marilynwillauer said...

Impressive card, love that ray of light on the flower pot!!!

Barbara said...

What a FABULOUS card! Love this stamp set, too! Thanks so much for all your inspiration!!!

Dale Talley said...

What a creative idea. I love it!

Sharon said...

I am still very new to card making but inspiration is what you get from this hop...what a creative card!

Brenda said...

Oh my Melanie this is so creative and totally awesome!!!!

ecpiercy said...

Love it! How creative!

Shirley B said...

What a terrific idea with the ray of sunshine. Key lime is my daughter's favorite color so that is going to be a definite purchase for me.

Glitter Fantasies said...

That was the best ever!! I had to read it a few times to realize you just stamped on different colored c/s! That's ingenious!
I am loving this set of blog hops!!!
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

Mary Friederichsen said...

Love this Melanie! I just love that ray of sunshine.

Thank you for sharing!
Hugs,
Mary

stampqueen said...

Love that ray of sunshine!!!!!
Beautiful coloring too!!!!

coloradoleen said...

Now that is a clever idea!!!

Lisa said...

What a clever idea! This is such a great stamp set and you show it off perfectly!

Diana said...

Beautiful card, love the ray of sunshine

Swr4him said...

That spotlight effect is a hit with me. I have to have this stamp set.

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful card! That is such a great idea! Love your creativity!

Bonnie said...

I love that ray of sunshine. It's so cool. Great card!

Susan said...

Super use of nice bright cheerful colours and light on those wonderful flower pots!

Debbie said...

Wow...neat card. I love it!

Jeannette said...

Love the spotlighting. Beautiful card for such a delightful stamp set.

Lorraine said...

What a neat card - so creative! Love the colors and design!

Valerie said...

Love the spotlight! Really gorgeous card

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

oh wow, that is brilliant, what a fabulous idea for this set! love it

Neesey said...

Love the sunshine ray. Very outside the box!

Crabtree Creations said...

Your ray of light is so clever! I have never seen a card like this! Very original!

Crabtree Creations said...

I want to say that your Branching Out set is a MUST HAVE! I can think of a million uses for this one set alone! How DO you think of these? :-)

Joan V said...

Wow, this is awesome idea with the sunshine. Thanks for sharing. Love the card.

luvhymns said...

Wow, what an exceptional card!

naneruth said...

Absolutely love what you did with this card! So different and wonderful.

Road King said...

The ray of sunshine is the coolist idea I have seen in a longe time. It gives me tons of ideas. The best card on the hop

Jenny Hall said...

This is by far the most clever and cool card I have ever seen --I love the depth used with the ray of sun coming in ! WOW

irishgalkelly said...

Love your bright colors and the ray of sunshine. So unique and very pretty!