Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Inspiration Hop, Day 3: The Good Life and Assorted Greetings

Good morning! Welcome to our final day of Gina K Designs Inspiration Hops with the design team! As you hop through the blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers 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.
First up, we have "The Good Life"! A really terrific set if you are an outdoorsy family or have lots of friends with lots of camping and road trip memories. Perfect for scrapping too!
I made a really simple card today, because I just had to focus on this different little patio chairs! We live in a pretty quirky neighborhood and it's so fun to see the different ways people have their porches and decks decorated, creating a perfect little place in the sun with just a brightly colored chair and a plant! (I also really like the little banners and paper lanterns in this set, how festive?!) Although we don't own any this style on our deck, I have a real soft spot for the retro ones like this in the center...so now I have one as a stamp, hee! ;)
I colored them and added a little Copic C-3 below for shadows. Instead of having just a plain white card base, I added some scoring to give it some clean lines, interest and be kind of reminiscent of decking.

Next up, we have the new Free with Three set Assorted Greetings. Buy any three sets from Gina K Designs this month and get these versatile sentiments free, perfect for your cards, inside and out!
For an anytime card like the one with the chairs above, it's so nice to have a greeting like "You bring a smile to face" for the inside. Sign it and you're done! Sweet and simple, says it all. :) You can also see how I used two more of the greetings from this set on this card form Monday's hop.
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Finally, please check out the rest of our fabulous team for more ideas and inspiration:

Thanks for joining us for our hops this week, hope you enjoyed and came away with tons of ideas and inspiration for the new stamps, as well as your old favorites! Have a fabulous day!

84 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Love the chairs! They pop so perfectly against the crisp white background!

Kathy said...

Oh those retro chairs are amazing! I think my mom still has a couple like them. Cute, cute cards!

Sue D said...

Very fun card with the chairs lines up. I like the scored lines.

Carolyn King said...

totally adorable. love your cas design!

Teri said...

Cute stamps and great coloring!

Naynay said...

Digging those retro chairs! One layer cards are so hard for me, and you are great at it!!!!!!

Vicki said...

Such a great card. I remember the days of using those lawn chairs. Brings back great memories. The coloring is perfect.

Jimmi said...

I love your card, it's adorable!

JessicaK said...

Oh, so cute! And the chairs are perfect for backyard bbq'd cards too :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great coloring on your fun chairs~

AJ said...

love how you scored around the sentiment on your card- those little camping icons are so fun!

jean w. said...

It's been a while since I've changed emails and your new picture is nice! Like your CAS card with the chairs! I remember all of them! Hee-hee!

Sharon Jones said...

Absolutely love this card...it pops so and love the scoring!

richardbreaks said...

The shadows under your chairs MAKE this card! I love it!!

Katherine said...

Cute card! Love the CAS style! TFS!

alex said...

Great CAS card, love how the chairs stand out against the white :-)

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Love the simplicity! Great card

Tami B. said...

Very nice. I love the scoring you did.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your chair card. Nice coloring on them indeed. Also agree with you about the Assorted Greetings being a great set to own. I am glad I have it.

Debbie Bradford said...

Those chairs are perfect! The simplicity of the card reflects the simplicity of camping!

Janice said...

Love the colors you chose for the chairs. So cute!!

--Marcy said...

The chairs are just fab! The scoring really finishes it off!

Kyla said...

great card

MyAuntKath said...

Nice cards! Love the chairs.

Billie Dee said...

I love those chairs!

Sharon said...

How cute to use the little chairs!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

What a darling use of the chairs. Your card is just adorable!!

terri feierabend said...

This card is simple but striking. The scoring and highlights under each chair really make this card pop.

naneruth said...

Would of never thought of it! Love it.

Patti Rogers said...

I just love, love, love your chair card. It really brings back memories of my childhood. Thanks for the memories!!!

Julie said...

Classic and clean cards.

windinstarsranch said...

ahhhh just sit back and relax... Nice work.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Wonderful job on coloring those chairs.....they really stand out on the white card.

Joyce T. said...

awesome chairs!

Lori said...

Oh I just love this card Mel!! I colored some chairs similar but I like yours so much better!

Sharon Harnist said...

What an adorable chair card, Mel -- fabulous idea and your coloring is superb!

Kristen said...

I never noticed all the different chairs in the set! Too adorable and love what you have done with them!

Sylvia said...

Your chairs surely do bring to mind "the good times" - just chilling and relaxing. Love how you colored them and just let them be.

Olga said...

Nice chairs!

Maxine #6215 said...

love the chairs! Looks inviting

Kelly said...

Such a fun card! Cute chairs!

Anne K Biesterfeld said...

Such a fun card. Love it.

Kay S said...

Love the simple card with just the three little chairs! I laughed when I saw the green and white webbed chair -- those were our camping chairs when I was a kid!

Ravengirl said...

Cute! I love the side by side chairs!

gobluektb05 said...

Cleaver to use just the nice assortment of chairs.

Sheila said...

Loved how your card turned out. Loved the scoring and simple lines. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

It is a good life indeed!
Holly

Judy Scott said...

Really Great

Julie L said...

Love the chairs. Wish I were there right now.

NJMullins said...

the shadows put these over the top! LOVE LOVE LOVE the card!

Julie said...

Great card. really like the score lines.

Julie said...

Great card. really like the score lines.

mtscrapgal said...

Those chairs are so cute. I didn't notice them till you used them.Thanks

ajax said...

Love what you did with "the good life" set. That's my kind of camping. Thanks

Linda R. said...

Wow! You really colored those chairs beautifully!

Golda said...

Great card! So fun that you used the different chairs.

Donna Phelan said...

Wow that webbed chair is such a reminder from childhood, it's perfect! Oh and thanks so much for the help witht he Basket Additions 2 info....no pizza! lol

Diana Evensen said...

Thank you for doing the chairs! I hadn't even noticed the little cafe style one until I saw your card. Then I looked at the set twice before I noticed it! The coloring really brings it to life.

janet said...

Nicely done, as usual!

Leisa said...

Great coloring!

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

So simple - and absolutely adorable!

Jo4Him said...

Love the chairs and cas design; thanks for sharing

cjgusloff57 said...

Nice card, like the chairs.

Victoria H. said...

Love the chairs...so clean and fun!

Sharon Roselli said...

your cas card is great! the chairs are bright and summer sitting outside where ever you can.

Indy said...

Love your use of the chairs only!

Joni said...

I love the chairs. They make a nice cas card. Great job

Pati said...

Love the chairs and your focus on them with this card! I remember having at least 2 of these styles while growing up!

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, Melanie!
You NAILED the chairs! Didn't everyone have those, esp the green/white webbing aluminum fold up chairs? I could lift one with a finger, they were so light! This sure takes me back - thanks for the ride!

Carol said...

Beautiful project, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

MsJudyC said...

Beautiful gals, beautful stamps and beautiful cards.

Lagene said...

Love your embossing on this sweet CAS!

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE your chair card! It reminds of this comical time early in my marriage when we didn't have any matching furniture. We had about 6 totally different chairs in our living room. A friend of ours came over for the first time and said, "Looks like you have a chair museum!"

Paulette S said...

I love how you lined up the chairs. Chairs outside are the essence of relaxation on a very simple level, something we can all obtain. You can enjoy the birds, people watch, read a book, etc. And they are welcoming. Can you believe I got all that from your card? LOL I'm so surprised when that happens. What a versatile stamp set.

Kathryn A said...

Love this card with just the chairs! Very cute and CAS at the same time.
I am enjoying your latest flower stamp set, by the way ;)

Deborah said...

Ahhh those chairs are calling my name great job.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Love the chairs! The center one reminds me of one I used to push around my uncle's pond while I was learning to keep my balance on ice skates.

Michelle said...

Ooooh, I love it! Great coloring on those chairs, and the score lines are the perfect touch!

itzamitzi said...

Great card! The chairs are so cute and the addition of shadows adds a lot, as do the score lines.

Mama said...

Reminds me of a perfect summer day. Where's the book?

Gayle said...

You take the simplest things and make them into masterpieces. Love your creativity and those lawn chairs.

Kay said...

Love the chairs!

Lisa said...

Those colors are the wow factor in your great CAS card!

Karen Roth said...

Love the chair card! That is really how I spend most of my camping time, in a chair on my butt :o) lol So this card is perfect for me :o)