Monday, April 15, 2013

Pin it to Win it Blog Hop!

 
Welcome to the Gina K. Designs "Pin it to Win it" Blog Hop!  Today, the Illustration Team has put together a special hop featuring many of our beautiful new stamp sets enhanced by the Gina K. Designs patterned paper! As you visit each blog, "Pin" the project to one of your Pinterest Boards and use the words, "Gina K. Designs" in your description. We will search Pinterest for your pins and choose 3 winners who will each win a fun grab bag of stamps, patterned paper and embellishments.

Don't have a Pinterest account? That's okay! Leave a comment on each blog and we will choose 3 winners from all the comments, too! Wanna' do both? You'll double your chances of winning some fun Gina K. Designs stamping goodies! 
To make this card, you need the new Spring Parade StampTV KitA Year of Flowers 2 stamp set, a black ink pad, and Copics B02, B12, YG23, and Y38. That's it!  The kit has all the brads, patterned paper and colored cardstock you need.  I used a card layout from my book A Year of Flowers, replacing the stamped flowers form the original set with images and a greeting from my new A Year of Flowers 2, and replacing the featured technique faux linen papers I created for the card in the book with some this new kit's patterned papers. Easy peasy.  The stripes and floral pattern are so fun with these!  Color scheme on the book's card was similar (which is what reminded me to this design as I looked through the kits contents)  but I swapped out the Pure Luxury Ocean Mist and Red Hot for the StampTV Kit's Turquoise Sea and Tomato Soup.  I didn't bother to mask the images for this one, as the sketchy images look just fine (to me anyway) overlapping. :)
I love how this turned out, and am so glad I had a design from the book to help me since we had company in town this weekend and my mojo has been thrown off the last couple weeks.I also turned it on its side and turned the sentiment tag to share how nicely this layout also works landscape style.
AND, from now through Tuesday night, Gina K. Designs is running a special sale- 50% off all stamp set duos, including 6 new ones AND 25% off ALL Gina K. Designs 6 X 6 Patterned Paper packs.  Don't miss out on this great sale!
           Enjoy the hop! 
 

124 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous, Mel! Your whimsical flowers look so fab with those papers!

Beth said...

WOW! The colors just POP right off the screen! Those flowers are paired so nicely with the papers!

Becky said...

Beautiful colors!!

Carolyn King said...

Ha...perfect. love how you used your flowers over the flowers on the patterned paper--genius!

Tammy L said...

gorgeous card. I love your colors and how you popped up the flowers to add a little dimension on it.

Sue D said...

Love the colors and how you can turn it both ways and it looks fab!

Joyce T. said...

awesome love your card and love Gina K. stamps!

Sheri L. Waddell said...

Love the layeredgreat flower look!

Donna Phelan said...

How fun, I actually have all the "ingredients" to make that card, the Kit, A Year Of Flowers 2 AND your book! Another beautiful creation! :)

Susan White said...

Beautiful Cards Melanie!!

Kelly (Seaux Southern) said...

Beautiful!

Lynne said...

I just purchased your book and this is a lovely new take with beautiful new flowers to add to the collection.

Anouk said...

I love the way you used the patterned paper and the stamps. beautiful card

naneruth said...

Very pretty! Love both ideas.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card.TFS

Kathy E. said...

What a cool layout! The flowers just pop on this card and say spring to me!! So glad I bought that paper pack. Thank You!

jean w. said...

Great cards! Love this paper pad and your flowers!

Sharon said...

Great card! Love the different layers and colors.

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love how you get a different 'look' by turning design layout.

piskey said...

gorgeous cards,I love the flowers

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous choice of flower images to use on your cards with that pattern paper. I hope this time my response takes hold. My electricity has been off and on for the whole weekend due to an ice storm. Can't pin it either as I don't do Pinterest.

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful card!! (I'm so glad I braved the high shipping cost to Canada and ordered this stamp set!)

sandi said...

Love the colors.they jump out at you. Thank you for sharing.

mypurplehouse said...

This is beautiful! THe stamped flowers are so nice with the DP! Love it!
Lyn

Jeanette R. Graves said...

Your cards are always wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely spring cards ^_^

--Marcy said...

Wow - love it - looks like watercolor

Ruth G said...

Really lovely! The watercolor look brings such delicacy! Thanks so much for sharing!

elizabeth said...

Very pretty flowers. So springy!

JulieAS6078 said...

OMG - I love the look of this card! I'm soooo looking forward to buying this kit! I love the colors you chose and that stamp set - like every one I've seen - is a must-have for me!

BeverlyBL said...

So pretty. I love your flowers and the papers you chose.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards Mel and can't wait for my latest purchase (A year in Flowers 2) to arrive!

Donna Brown said...

Beautiful colours

Lori Nameth said...

Great use of these pretty papers and stamps!

Michele Cunningham said...

So bright and cheerful. Great cards

Em's Thoughts said...

Wow..these are simply gorgeous. I love the blues in the stamp.

Sassy said...

WOW! Love the brightness of the flowers and how they pop - sure to please someone receiving this one! Pinning!

Melinda said...

Melanie, what a gorgeous card! The colors send me over the moon--love them.

PiscesGirl said...

Love your cards. They are so cheerful. You can't help but to smile with all that color. :)

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards! Love your technique!

Ann Lee said...

Wonderful colors!

~ Connie said...

Your flower designs are sooooo AWESOME! Wish I could buy all of your sets - got some on my wishlist. THANKS for all your wonderful designs.

Oma said...

Very pretty springtime cards. I pinned both of them.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Wow! The colors just jump off the page. Love your flower spray too....gorgeous!

Susie said...

Melanie, I love your cards and designs for Gina k! Your year of flowers always inspire me and I can't get enough!

guilinger2 said...

I love the color combination!

Ravengirl said...

Cute, cute! I love how you changed the orientation of the card and kept the elements the same!

Sonja said...

Your layering of papers and application of the flowers is an inspiration. Thank you for this feast for the eyes.

Golda said...

Love these fun flowers and the light coloring.

Unknown said...

I especially like the water-colored flowers used over the solid ones - neat idea!
Laura

sharon g said...

I like how you left parts of the flowers white. I've never seen that before...

Miriam Prantner said...

I love the sketchy blooms combined with that floral paper, great cards!

Chrisann Majernik said...

It's like a day in the tropics. All I need now is a fruity drink with an umbrella. Your colors evoke happiness.

Pat said...

Love your bright cheery colors!

Sandi said...

Gorgeous card...love the flowers.

Scrapacat said...

I am loving this set! It's so wonderful, and easy to color without being too detailed. Beautiful cards, Mel!
~ky

Judy Woodland said...

Absolutely gorgeous Melanie. Love all the bright colors and the use of the patterned paper. Great inspiration here!!

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Melanie! You are a true master. You have colored those flowers so perfectly and they coordinate with the patterned papers brilliantly. Love it!!!

LindaS said...

OMG such wonderful flowers. I really like how they are colored leaving white space.

Julie said...

Very pretty.

Cheri said...

I'm falling in love with these whimsical flowers, Melanie. I love what you've done with them here.

Carryn Dyer said...

Melanie...It is hard to beat your cards. They are lovely. I just may have to have the flowers!!!
Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Mojca said...

Just gorgeous colours and love the flowers stamps. hugs! Mojca

Virginia Wingo said...

WOW, what beautiful colors and great paper choices.

Mary Locke said...

Very pretty!

Brenda Beckham said...

WOW! You did a great job incorporating stamped flower images to blend with the patterned flower paper. Love it!!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Love love love your card!!! Great inspiration!

Carol said...

Gorgeous! I always enjoy seeing the new stamps in action!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Jackie said...

I learned that you can mix designer papers and still have a great combination of colours. Thanks for the inspiration.
Jackie

Gizgad said...

Stunning card! Beautiful! I love the stamps that you used.

Louise H. said...

Your colors are so bright. Love them and the flowers.

fuzzylover said...

What a stand out card - I love the dimensional look you gave to the leaves and flower.

Beverly Perdue said...

Melanie, I love the Year of Flowers stamp sets. I have the new Year of Flowers 2. Thanks for sharing. I get inspiration from your cards. They are all beautiful!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie. Sure am glad to see your creations!

Wilma said...

Your beautiful flowers look outstanding on the card. Love the colors you used. Hope I win!

Tammie Lien said...

What a gorgeous card:))))

Dawn said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the colors!
Dawn
DeeGeeScraps at gmail dot com

Robin Ammann said...

Wow. Love the stamped flowers layered on top of the patterned paper.

Donna Przybylowski said...

Absolutely stunning cards Melanie, the bright colors, and the way you colored your flowers, AWESOME, so talented.
Love the stamp set and your work!
Thanks for sharing,
hugs
Donna

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love the flowers!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous, beautiful array of flowers.

Oneofakind said...

I could not see your pin it button. I could follow you and then could not find this card. Lovely. Did you fussy cut or sillouette?

Amy Jones said...

I absolutely love this card! Your colors are spectacular!

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful, Mel -- love all the colors!

Amy McCue said...

Your floral cards are always amazing!

Dee said...

Hmmm! I'm thinking I must get your whimsical flower set when we have some extra cash to splurge a bit, after seeing what you do with it. Great cards!!

Unknown said...

love the flowers! very pretty
thanks
Holly

Kitty said...

I love your card and the flowers look wonderful on the new printed paper.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Dawn said...

Pretty flowers!

Sharon said...

How cool to have a car that works both ways! Blown away that you were able to use some much colour and flowers on flowers and it looks fantastic!

Cheryl Wright said...

WOW, Melanie, these are fabulous!

And WOW - until I read it, I didn't realise it was the same design turned about! It looks so totally different. Very cool.

I love the way you've used a splash of colour with the images. It shows you don't have to be fabulous at colouring to get the best out of these images.

Thanks for sharing!

redwasher1 said...

Melanie, love your new set and your card is another masterpiece!!!

MsJudyC said...

Love your beautiful cards.

pruttybird said...

wow ... Beautiful card!

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Andrea Beecroft said...

Just beautiful cards

Andrea Beecroft said...

Just beautiful cards

Riette said...

I just lovely these whimsical images that flow together!

mtscrapgal said...

I'm loving the wonderful background flower stamp. Great choices of colors for your card Melanie.Thanks

Auntie Em said...

Gorgeous! I love the light airy way the flowers are coloured in with the pen strokes. Thanks for sharing the inspiration! :)

Susan said...

I love your cards. I would never have thought to use a stamp that doesn't exactly match the dp (I'm weird that way!), but I love how you combined the Gina K. Designs dp with the stamp, and different colors to boot, to end up with such a gorgeous piece!

Luanna said...

I love the papers. The "Year of Flowers 2" is on my "must have" wish list.

bridget22868 said...

Very nice!

Nanc said...

Love love love them.

computer2gal said...

Love your flowers

Faye said...

Absolutely love this card! The colors are gorgeous and would be so cheerful to send to a friend.







Betty said...

LOVE the colors and idea. So springish

Lynne in NI said...

Oooooh your flowers are fabulous!!!

Lori Arnett said...

Love your card as always. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue Schubert said...

love the card,I also pinned it!

Kate Pape said...

Just love these colors together, one of my favorite combinations. Gorgeous cards. Great blog hop!

Kate Pape said...

Lovely cards and color combination.

Sharon Underwood said...

Those flowers look perfect with the patterned papers. Love your cards!

Rosy Newlun said...

Jumpin' Jehoshaphat - what lovely colors of a bouquet!!! Love it Melanie!

Betty Neville said...

Bold and beautiful! What a great way to use the dp! Love it!

Karenladd said...

Wow, what a burst of gorgeous colors! Love this card!

scrappindede said...

Wow! This card is beautiful. Love how you took another design and made it your own. Awesome!

Lee Kendel said...

Love your cards and stamps and the way you use them.

CountessLaurie said...

Amazing coloring on flowers! WOW!

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

cjgusloff57 said...

Beautiful card and colors!

MB Isaac said...

http://pinterest.com/pin/156570524518338073/ LOVE this card.

Rhonda Rhoades said...

How elegant these cards are! Gina K Designs are so inspirational.

CraftyMomFL said...

Melanie - your creations never cease to amaze me in how beautiful they are - you are one super talented lady!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful card-such vibrant happy colours :)
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