Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Happy Birthday to Gina!


Good morning! Guess what day it is? Gina K's birthday! The team is hopping with some cards we sent her and celebrating Gina virtual-style, glad you could join the party! The card I chose to send was one of the designs I made (for the "February" section, very appropriately, since her birthday is Feb 8th!) ;) for my "A Year of Flowers" book.

Gina called me after she received her first copy of the book and told me this was her favorite card in it, and by golly, wouldn't you know it is one of my very favorites, too! Think perhaps I was thinking of her when I made it; the support and friendship and the opportunities she gives me every month (for the past four years!) to do something I love so much and blesses my family certainly does make life pretty amazing!

Our relationship has grown far beyond work and I can't begin to express how much I appreciate the time she makes for me and the Godly advice she has when I talk with her about both professional and personal matters. Not to mention how generous she is and that she can always make me laugh! :)

Hugs, Gina, I love you, and wish God's greatest blessings for you this year!

Now please go see more birthday inspiration from the team in the Gina K tribute!

Thanks for visiting!!

PS Please scroll down to check yesterday's post and see if you are the winner of the stamp set blog candy!

79 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just so beautiful~

Lori said...

WOW Mel, your card is amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing your story, it is very sweet!!!

catdidit said...

Yes, this is one of my favs from the book too! LOL! Those roses just pop off the page!

Tina Gilliland said...

So very very pretty and the roses look so real!!

Theresa Momber said...

That is one of my favorites, too. Absolutely stunning!

jennifer said...

Happy birthday to Gina. Neautiful card

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Such a vibrant card. I love roses too. And Happy Day to Gina.

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is a fav of mine also!
She is going to love having it IRL!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What gorgeous roses. This is so beautiful and perfect for Gina's birthday.

Riette said...

OH my goodness did you have to color that by hand!! It's amazing! (I'm not good at coloring so I just LOVE the "Pressed Flowers" with "A Year of Flowers" technique she featured. I told hubby I need some money for our anniversary (April) since there are some stamps I just MUST have! And a BOOK too of course!

Lynne said...

Love the layering of the roses under and over the die cut. A super card for Gina's birthday.

Anonymous said...

All of your cards are so beautiful. I want this book and both of the coordinating sets now.
Regina Hardy

Jan said...

What a beautiful card and excellent workmanship. I hope Gina has a wonderful Birthday she deserves it.

Becky said...

OH my word, this is stunning!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I can see why it is her favorite, you can't go wrong with red roses!

Gina K. said...

Melanie. What can I say? You and I have such a great history together. Your talent blesses me everyday. How lucky I am to work with you and call you my friend. XOXOXO

Giovana said...

Beautiful card!! Love all the red roses.

Sharon said...

What a beautiful vibrant card!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card for Gina!

Olga said...

Very beautiful and bright card!

ShariD said...

beautiful card.. and yes think your book is a must. :)

Lynn B. said...

I love those roses. Thanks for creating the stamp set, the book and that card! GORGEOUS!

Krissy said...

Such a beautiful card!!!
Happy Birthday to Gina!

Oma said...

Oh Wow! This card is stunning!

Joan said...

WOW!!!!!Your card is amazing. Great job.

Anita Braddock said...

Supper Beautiful. Love the Rose stamp. the colors are perfect. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com
Happy Birthday Gina

Benwah said...

Gorgeous card. Love the vibrancy of it. Looks so real.

Elizabeth said...

This card takes my breath away - not too much can do that (ask my hubby I have a lot of hot air) - thanks for the inspiration :)

Tami B. said...

This is really pretty.

Gvendalen said...

Gorgeous card!
Happy Birthday to Gina!

Barbara Bryant said...

Gorgious card and Gina will love this one

Auntie Em said...

The roses are so beautiful all over the front of your pretty card. I love the deep red and the soft green.

Donna said...

Wonderfu Rose Card Mel, they are all so pretty and so rich looking!!! You have a Great GARDEN :).
Happy Birthday Gina!!
Hugs
donna

Bernie said...

WOW! Stunning!!
Blessings Bernie

DebraM said...

What a beautiful card...your roses are absolutely fantastic.

pam selinski said...

I love this card. The red roses are so stunning

mtscrapgal said...

I can see why this is Gina's fav. It's gorgeous. Thanks, Melanie

Donna Phelan said...

You can feel the love come through your card. I for one, am extremely happy you two are together! :)

Joyce T. said...

lovely roses. perfect design.

Judy I said...

What a stunning card. Those roses just pop right off the page. They are awesome.

quilt4fun2 said...

I can see why this is her favorite...this card is beautiful. I love the roses!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

wanda said...

Happy Birthday roses for Gina... wonderful

KonaRose said...

Hi, Melanie :) !!
Your flowers would fit right in to my red rose garden - they are blooming deep red just like your coloring! I love your sets and book <3 Congratulations to Wanda for yesterday's blog win! With hugs - Rosy

Sonia said...

Beautiful roses- the perfect birthday gift!

Bonnie said...

Striking colors. Love it.
Happy Birthday Gina

Andrene said...

Gorgeous. The roses look so life-like. Awesome job!!!!

muscrat said...

Love how you put the sentiment behind the rose on the right.

scrappinmommom said...

How lovely!! You can all but smell the flowers. Beautiful card.

Gayle said...

So very beautiful Melanie. This is a wonderful party our Gina.

Nanette said...

Very pretty...TFS!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card Melanie. I like what you wrote about Gina and how your friendship has grown. It makes the sentiment on the card even more special. Thanks for sharing it.

jazy1m said...

Beautiful card. Have to agree with Gina. Thanks for sharing. Your book is on my wish list.

Leslie Turner said...

Your card is breathtaking! Absolutely beautiful!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful cards. It's hard to tell the stamped roses from the real ones!

Sandy said...

Wow Melanie...it's gorgeous!! The roses are so vibrant and the sentiment is so Gina! Gina is sure to drool over this one:)

Jill said...

Beautiful card! I love the roses.

Helen F. said...

Love your gorgeous and vibrant flower card, Mel!
Happy Birthday to Gina :o)

Dee said...

Loved the red roses on the card you made for Gina. They are gorgeous! Have a beautiful birthday, Gina. You deserve dozens of red roses for all you do for all of us!

Janna said...

Oooh that is a beautiful card, and so much of my favorite color red on it! Lovely!

CraftyMomFL said...

really beautiful card

Lagene said...

Gorgeous red roses, Beautiful card for Gina!

Luv 2 Create said...

Awesome card Mel. Love, love, love it!!!!! It even looks like Gina. Very beautifully done.
Marcie

FrancineB said...

Gorgeous card! Love the rich red roses.

Golda said...

It's fantastic that you get along so well. The fact that you know she loves her card makes it all the better.

Leta said...

Melanie...I LOVE this card..the roses are gorgeous with that vibrant red...so suitable for a Queen :)

Kay S said...

This is one of my favorites from your book, too! The coloring is so gorgeous that the flowers really look real. I am sure Gina loved it, too!

Tammy Andrzejczak said...

One word.....STUNNING!!!

Kim said...

Gorgeous! I see why this is her favorite.

quiltea56 said...

Such a beautiful card. Love it.
Happy Birthday to Gina.

Cheryl Wright said...

Absolutely stunning, Melanie!

I feel like I've been repeating myself on every blog, but the cards are all stunning, and the stamps are fantastic, and soooo versatile.

Jan Castle said...

Beautifully done Melanie!

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

Well...even tho you have made a bazillion crafts/cards...this TOO has to be my favorite! Again, I have had this set for over 2+ yrs and LOVE it!! I neeeed to buy your book!! Congrats again!!

Mama said...

Adore that card. It is soooo life-like!

Teri said...

So beautiful!

--Marcy said...

How approprate! Nice

Mary K said...

Gorgeous! Red roses are my fave, too. Thanks Gina for having a birthday so we get to see all these awesome cards. God bless all of you at Stamp TV and Gina K throughout the coming year!

Debbie Rogers said...

Everything's coming up roses! Great card Mel!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful Beautiful Card. I love the way you stamped the you flower and placed your sentiment around the stamp. Love It!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wowzers!!! Drop dead gorgeous card for Gina.....you are so special Mel!!!