Monday, November 3, 2014

Remembering Gina K. Favorites Mini Hop

The giveaway for this hop is closed.  Hope you still enjoy the hop!


Good morning! Today some of us from the Gina K. Designs team are showcasing some past favorite sets from Gina K. illustrators Debbie Corbari and Beth Silaika.  Another mini hop to start your Monday right, we hope it inspires!  Grab your cuppa'!  We also have another prize today: the Fleece Navi-Baa stamp set by Debbie Corbari!  So be sure to comment on the blogs as you hop through for more chances to win!  We will draw a name randomly from one of the blogs and will announce it Tuesday in the StampTV forum.
 



First I have one with Beth's Deck the Halls. The big bold ornaments in this set are some of the prettiest Christmas stamps I own.  So easy to make really beautiful graphic cards in no time with just a few ink pads for a lot of gorgeous color!  I stamped and stamped off the same ornament in GKD Cherry Red, Fresh Asparagus and finally Blue Raspberry inks on Pure Luxury White cardstock, added a greeting in Black Onyx, then did a quick wrap of gold cording to "string" my ornaments and popped it up on a GKD Pure Luxury Cherry Red card base.  Step it up by adding a pearl or rhinestone or two to accent that pattern on the bulb.  (Actually, think I'll go do that right now...)


 
Next, I am sharing one with Debbie's Fleece Navi-Baa!  Well, I love Christmas, and I love puns, and I love SHEEP, so this set is a winner times three!  I love how "poseable" these different little sheep appear, so I had to make some framing with the little strand of lights, imagining the "Clark Griswold" places he might take it!  Images are stamped in GKD Black Onyx and colored with my Spectrum Noir markers: BG6 and BG7 for face and ears, DR3, DG3, BT3, GB6 for the lights, and IB2 for shadow and hoof prints in the snow.  Finish with Wink of Stella pen swiped on body and lights.  Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Grass Green for the base.

Now please continue to enjoy the hop and have a fabulous day!

Debbie Corbari
Beth Silaika
Sean Fetterman 

Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy

63 comments:

Karen Hightower said...

I love both of these! The ornaments are very pretty, and the colors are great . I really like the stamped off colors as well! That little sheep that is hanging lights or pulling them down, LOL is so cute! :)

Beth said...

I am not ready for the Holidays - but I think you convinced me to start stamping holiday images! Love both cards!

Debbie Lou said...

Your Fleece Navibaa card made me chuckle out loud :)

Lisa K said...

Both cards are wonderful! I lvoe that sheep. He is so cute!

Tami Priebe said...

beautiful and creative, so many ideas to use with that cute sheep :)

Rosie Guiher said...

OMG I love the ornament one, that is just beautiful for a christmas card. Love the design and the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

I love the Little sheep card putting up Christmas lights. Such imagination! SO cute.

Carole Renneker said...

You do it every time, Melanie. Blow my mind! Love the one from Beth's Deck the Halls. But the one from Debbie's Fleece Navi-Baa set Soooo stinking cute!! Thanks for sharing!

Donna Phelan said...

Ha....I thought all along that those were the big old fashioned lights, with a snazzy design in them! lol Love that first card of yours! Pretty! TFS!!

mmolynn1030 said...

I like happy cards. The fleece card makes you smile. So cute. Thank you for sharing.

Lagene said...

SWEET cards! The stamped off ornaments is such an elegant CAS!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

The ornaments cards is simple and elegant and wonderful! The sheep with the lights...I love how you did that! What a fun design!!!

Scrap Happy said...

great use of both sets! Thanks

Macimbalo said...

These are so cute and creative!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome! I have the ornaments set and have used it very little but it is on my list of images to use. I just love all the bright colors you chose to make that card. And, that sweet little lamb running off with the string of lights is so darling! Thanks for showing some great ideas and your talents!

Debbie Marcum said...

I LOVE the style of your cards. I need to do the ornament one at the top, it takes me back to Christmas when I was a kid!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

katpooh said...

Oh my gosh! The sheep with the Christmas lights is too cute! What great inspiration.

Yogismom said...

Very cute cards! I really like your use of the Fleece Navi-Baa stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

Wendy Zick said...

Great cards! Love the sheep!

clavell said...

I love the mini-hops! A great way to kick-start a busy day! Wonderful designs; particularly like the graphic design!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love both these ornament cards particularly the first one as it uses the stamps in an unusual direction - very clever! The second card, is so cute with the little sheep eating the christmas lights. LOL. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Nana Griffin said...

That sheep card is so cute! Great job.

Becky said...

The more I see of the Fleece Navi-Baa set the more I "need" it. It is so stinkin' cute. I love the little sheep putting up (?) the lights. Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Loretta Rush said...

Love your cards! The one with the sheep is so cute!. Thanks for sharing...

quilt4fun2 said...

Sweet job on your cards and I love the puns and string of lights...it reminds me of Christmas Vacation also :D The sheep are so sweet...love the little hoof prints. Great job!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Sharon said...

Love the ornament card - so clever!

Joe Last said...

love how you repositioned the ornament on the side rather than hanging and the sheep standing rather than leaping--you are always so creative.

Beastybunny said...

Fantastic cards! Love the bold colors of the first one. And those sheep! Love them!

Betty McDougal said...

Thank you so much for these great ideas.

Wendi K said...

Melanie, you always amazed me with your creative designs and cards. Now I need to finish my craft area and get back to stamping

windinstarsranch said...

I so love these sheep. Great job.

jeb said...

As always your cards are great.

Kathy H said...

Absolutely love your sheep card! How cute!

Robin said...

I absolutely love your sheep card - especially the foot prints in the snow! Thanks for sharing!

slm1218 said...

Both are very unique, but the Fleece Navi-Baa card made me happy, I chuckled as soon as I saw it.

Debbie Corbari said...

Oh EM GEE! Melanie!!! You knock my socks off! Holy smokes I love that little sheep playing with the lights! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

That sheep card is BEYOND ADORABLE!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

motivatorjb said...

How cute. Inspirational.

MizMaryAnn said...

That card cracks me up. I love it.

Regina said...

Love how you used the lights with the sheep. So many cute ideas.

Joni said...

Both cards are wonderful as usual. The sheep are so cute. Thank you for sharing.

sclark said...

Both are wonderful

Annell Sampson-Jones said...

I love all both of these cards and Christmas is my favorite part of the year.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Great cards. Love the little lights around sheep. I dug out my ornaments the other day to use.

mtscrapgal said...

Love the graphic design of the ornament card. The fllece card is so cute. Thanks

Dingodudette said...

Oooooh, I love the colours in the ornaments and your gorgeous ewe and his lighting project. We have a show in Australia called Sean the sheep and this reminds me of the antics he gets up to. Thank you

marylouh said...

I love the ewe with the string of lights. So darling.
The large bulbs are very pretty.
The different colors make a great card.
thanks for sharing.

Susan White said...

I love both of these!! I have tons of Gina K stamps, but not these two. Now I need these also
P.S Just got my Fabulous Holiday Fillers today!!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love these! Hadn't found GK yet when these were release, but just might have to get! Thanks for sharing!

Lenora Clark said...

OMG! Too cute!

Lorraine Purcell said...

Both your cards are really nice but I must admit, your card using the Fleece Navi-Baa stamp set is just too cute and definitely my favorite! You are so creative, Melanie!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, I just love that sheep - so fun. Love how you have used these older stamps, makes me want to haul some of mine out again. Great inspiration!!

Stamping Dog Mom said...

I just love the sheep with the lights - so cute! All the cards are wonderful and inspirational! Thank you for sharing!
Kim Hadad

cghundley said...

Love the ornament
card, great design!
The lamb card is
really cute.
Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

I like the colors on both of your wonderful cards.

Robin said...

Very sweet cards!

Robin said...

Very sweet cards!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Really great cards. You're always so creative.

Vickie Bracken said...

I always look forward to seeing what you create!! Love both of your cards, but especially love the ornament one!

catdidit said...

I just LOVE your ideas Mel! Always awesome!!

Lee said...

So cute with the christmas light theme! Love the gold cording connecting the colorful lights! And a pink bulb too!

Sharon Fontenot said...

Wow! I didn't realize how much I would like this stamp set until I saw this card. I love the continuous string of lights with a stamp of only 7. Wonderful job . . . they look "seamless". I would love to give this a try.

Cheryl Depler said...

Wow! What a bold nice card here. Love them all! Thanks.