Friday, February 8, 2013

Perfect Companions: Happy Birthday, Gina!

This blog candy is closed. Thanks to all who participated. You can see who the winner is in this post. 

Good morning!  Today the Gina K. Designs team is having a surprise hop for Gina in honor of her birthday! Here is a the card I made for her a couple weeks ago, but hadn't blogged yet! Just had to commemorate her rolling out these new ink pads for 2013!  Can you tell which bird is Gina?! She such an outstanding boss and friend, every day I am so thankful to have her in my life!

Starting with 8 of our most popular colors, you will love the gorgeous coordination and complimentary tones these crafting products offer and the beautiful, professional touch they will add to your projects!  You will love the crisp, saturated color of each pad, perfect for your clear and red rubber stamps!

In order, the bird from Theresa's Birds and Blossoms is stamped with Cherry Red, Red Hot (to match the cardstock panel behind), Honey Mustard, Fresh Asparagus, Dark Sage (looks darker and browner in this pic), Ocean Mist (to match the Pure Luxury card base), and Powder Blue.  I'm thrilled Gina chose these colors to start with, a wonderful spectrum, and can't wait for her to release more!  Some red bakers twine for them to perch on is the perfect way to finish the card!  Isn't this cheery row of birds, each one unique, just right for "Happy YOU day!" ?  Skipping stamping or embossing the Red Hot panel echoes that smooth solid shade of each of the bold birds, this card is all about "color"!!

How about some candy?!  Leave a comment below wishing Gina a happy birthday and your favorite thing about her.  Get a second chance if you leave her a happy birthday wish on her Facebook page!  One person will win a signed copy of my Stately Flowers 6 set (or another set I have on hand if you already have it!)  I'll announce a winner tomorrow!

Here is the full link list for our hop and team today:

AJ 
 Becky
Beth
Carolina
Carolyn
Cat
Debbie
Latisha
Laurie
Lee
Melanie - you are here!
Michelle
Sean
Sharon
Tami
Theresa
Valerie 

Thanks for visiting!

Be sure to scroll down for the BasicGrey blog hop today, blog candy there, too! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

66 comments:

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great card and great way to showcase all the lovely new inks. Love the way the birds are sitting on the twine.

Becky said...

What a fabulous card Melanie, love how you did these birds in different colors. Your so creative..:)

Theresa Momber said...

I LOVE this card! Such a great demonstration of the new inks!

Carolyn King said...

you KNOW i love this card...fantastic!!

catdidit said...

LOVE it! What a way to show off those inks!!

Sherry said...

Wonderful colors Happy Birthday Gina love all your products and really enjoy your videos

Tina said...

LOVE LOVE this!!! I haven't had a chance to play with Theresa's set yet... can't wait!

Sean Fetterman said...

Mel....I love the colorful card! You are so awesome! Hugs! Sean

Beth said...

Oh my word - I love it - LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

naneruth said...

A great idea. It made a very pretty card and showcased the inks so well.

naneruth said...

I did wish Gina a Happy Birthday on facebook.

Debbie Corbari said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! What a great idea Melanie!

Ann Lee said...

Happy birthday to Gina! You are the best teacher!

Donna said...

Wonderful card, Melanie! And Happy, happy birthday to Gina! I love her wonderful smile and her kind and gentle manner. I am so grateful for all she's done for the stamping community. I have learned so much from her videos and from Stamp TV. Thank you Gina and hope today is your best birthday yet!

meemee48 said...

One of the things I love about Gina K is how she does her videos. She explains everything so easily and simply, she could make a rubberstamper out of anyone. Hope you have a happy one Gina K. Love your card and all the colors!

Tiff said...

Ooooooh, this is so pretty! I love every perfectly stamped bird!

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL card, how awesome that you used all of her new inks! Love the entire creation!

And now this:

Happy Birthday to You ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸☺ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to You ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸☼ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Gina, ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸☺ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to You!

I love that she makes you feeeeeel like a good friend, even though you have never met, ya know? So I think one of my most things about Gina would be that she is kind in spirit and heart! :)

Joyce T. said...

OOOH! I love candy!! Happy Birthday Gina! P.S. Love the card and all the new color inks.

Divinity said...

fabulous card!!!!!!!!!

happy birthday gina! i love her show on stamp tv -- i've learned so many new techniques from here. she keeps things simple...just the way i like it :)

Denise Bryant said...

Great card and yummy colors!
Happy Birthday to Gina!
I always look forward to her videos!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card for Gina--Happy Birthday and my favorite thing is her willingness to teach us.

Regina said...

What a cute card! This should be a fun hop to tell Gina "Happy Birthday". Love all the new colors. Can't wait to check out all the other cards.

Verna Angerhofer said...
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Verna Angerhofer said...

First of all I wish a most happy birthday to Gina. She is such a wonderful person and I love that she puts her customers first always. And, your card Melanie is gorgeous. I love it's bright and cheery design. Since I am not able to become a friend with Gina, I sent her a private message on Facebook. I hope she gets it.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Happy Birthday Gina. She seems like such a sweetie, girl next door! I wish she did live next door. Thanks Melanie for a chance at your lovely set!

Nancy N said...

Happy Birthday Gina you are simply the Best. Have a stamping great day.

doo6300 said...

May your day bubble over with fun!
I watch the videos over and over and enjoy them. Nice to see all the ink colors.

Misti said...

Mel, what a clever idea!!!! Very cute, colorful birthday card!!! Happy Birthday, Gina!!

Kristen said...

These inkpads are on my wishlist. They look great on this card! Love them. As for Gina I honestly admire her integrity in the Stamping World. IMHO it is her strongest trait that comes across to her customers and serves her and her customers very well.

Kristen said...

I was so intent on telling you about the great inks and what a great person Gina is I forgot to wish Gina a very Happy Birthday and for many, many more to come!

Sharon Roselli said...

Love all the colors! Happy Birthday Gina! what a great way to honor her.

Kristen said...

FWIW - I didn't realize Gina a FB page. She has reached her "friend limit" so I can't friend her to leave her another Happy Birthday!

Angie said...

Happy Birthday Gina! What I like about Gina is that she has a good heart and she makes you feel like you have know her a long time even though we have never met! God Bless her always! What a beautiful card you have created for her! Love all the birds and the new color inks! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Happy Birthday, Gina. I have watched all of her videos, and think she is an extremely kind and loving person....very much a lady.

I love your card, Melanie. How wonderful that you would use all of the new ink colors. :)

Gina K. said...

Melanie!!! I love you so much!! You are just the sweetest thing! You and I have been together forever and that will never be long enough for me! We share stamping, swimming and life stuff all the time. You're more like my sister for sure! Thank you so much for this... and everything else all the time. <3

Darcy Schroeder said...

Happy Birthday, Gina! Your stamps are my most favorite and I love your Stamp TV sets with all the goodies included.

Lizzie said...

I just love anything with birds. This is so original for a birthday card, will probably borrow if you don't mind. Thanks for all your hard work and wonderful creations.

Marianne Barkman said...

Melanie. This is a great job on a stunning card. Love how you shaded them! Thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday, Gina. Even if you stay 29 (or 19, whichwever you are) for the next 50 or 60 years, you will still be beautiful inside and out.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Beautiful colors Melanie! And what a cute idea!
I love how encouraging Gina is to everyone! I am friends with her on facebook and I love her motivation and kind words,...I would so love to meet her in person someday! I wish for her a New Year of many Blessings and she has Blessed so many!
I left her a Happy Birthday wish yesterday and she took the time to respond! You can't say that about every business owner, but you sure can about her!
Blessings and Hugs,
Mary

MamaKaraba said...

The thing I love most about Gina K is her creativity. She always has such beautiful projects! I would love to win the Stately Flowers 6 set. (Or if you have a sest for WI that would also be great! TeeHee!)

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, I love this card. I'm gonna do this when I get my inks. I already wished Gina happy birthday on Facebook, but I sure wouldn't mind wishing it to her again here. She is one of the most transparent, open people I know. Very intent on doing the fair and right thing. I so admire that...a good thing to strive to be. Thanks Gina for being such a good role model.

Donna Simonson said...

What an inspirational idea to do the birds in the GinaK colors! Love this simple, happy card! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Kathy Bosi said...

Hapy Birthday Gina. Hope it is as great as you are!
Also, love your work Melanie.

Nancy said...

Great Card as usual Melanie! Favorite thing about Gina is that she is genuine! You can just tell!

Jean M said...

you are such a talented designer!! I love all your cards and this one is no exception!

Caryn S said...

What an awesome card! I wish Gina a really happy birthday and I enjoy seeing her oh-so-helpful videos! I hope to see many more!

Gladys R. said...

Happy Birthday Gina.
Love the card and how you showed
the new colors.
Gina is such a lovely,sweet lady.
Enjoy all the videos.
Thanks for a chance to win your
awesome stamp set.

Gladys R. said...

Happy Birthday Gina.
Love the card and how you showed
the new colors.
Gina is such a lovely,sweet lady.
Enjoy all the videos.
Thanks for a chance to win your
awesome stamp set.

Cheryl W. said...

Great card with fantastic colors! Happy birthday, Gina! I just love your calm presence on your videos. You have such an inviting way of instructing all of us in fun papercrafting techniques. Thanks for all you do and have a wonderful year!

Sharon Harnist said...

This is one of my most favorite cards ever -- I'm sure Gina will love it, too!

Valerie said...

Loved this the first time I saw it! Such a great card, Mel!

Brenda Lee said...

Awesome card. Love all the colors.

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous card, Melanie! Love your design, and this is such a great way to showcase the new ink pad colors! A big Happy Birthday to Gina! Some of my favorite things about Gina (I have more than one!) are her generosity, her kindness, and her openness. Thank you for the chance to win!

Julie S. said...

Super cute card Melanie! Happy Birthday to Gina, I hope she had a wonderful day. I love how Gina treats everyone with kindness and respect, and puts others first.

Lee said...

I sooooo love this card!!! You are just beyond creative and I adore what you do!! What generous blog candy too...you ROCK!!

Kathryn A said...

My favourite thing about Gina is her "realness". She is someone I can relate to! Happy birthday, Gina!

Vickster said...

Wonderful card - as always. Happy Birthday to Gina...:)

Annalize said...

It is so nice to know that the person (Gina K.) we see on stamp TV is even nicer in real life! Happy birthday Gina!

mimi2six said...

Love this design, beautiful job!!
Happy Birthday Gina!!
Cindy

Laraine R said...

Happy Birthday Gina! Special Lady! Great card Melanie!

jean w. said...

Happy Birthday Gina! Melanie I love this whole card idea! Great way to showcase the new ink pads!!! Gina is such a special lady...one of the things I appreciate about her is her commitment to family! Happy belated wishes Gina!

Ravengirl said...

Love the card! It's simple with loads of impact via all those rich colors! I really wish I knew Gina personally, especially after reading quite a few of the design team members talk about her. I only know her via blogland and as a customer. So, I will say that I appreciate her honesty and generosity. I'm certain these characteristics contribute to her great success as a business owner!

Gayle said...

Love your birds on the wire and the colors. Great card for Gina's birthday.

Sylvia said...

I love how you came up with a way to show all the beautiful Gina K ink pad colors! I wish I knew Gina personally as she seems the type of gal you would want as a best friend. As a very happy customer, I love her commitment to quality; from her products to her team -design people and client service. She raises the bar. I also love how she keeps it all so real. My hat's off to her and although I wished her Happy Birthday yesterday, if you could give her a loving hug, I would appreciate it. Thanks for inspiring so many of us.

sharon g said...

I might be too late for the blog hop....I love your work.

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