Monday, April 30, 2012

Inspiration Hop Day 2: Sweet Strawberries and Vintage Notes

Good morning! Welcome to day 2 of our Gina K Designs new release hops!Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas, and as you hop through their 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 Theresa Momber's Sweet Strawberries! Such a sweet, feminine set and so fun to color! That frozen drink image just makes me thirst how about you?
Lacey Borders is stamped on Pure Luxury Jelly Bean Green in Ranger Crushed Olive Distressing Ink. I put all four of the borders on the large square block and stamped once, great background, one step!

Die cut is Spellbinders Splendid Circles. Card base is Pure Luxury Red hot and tag is Ocean Mist. You'll see scraps of this Pure Luxury red Carpet Designer paper over the next few days, I was loving it with everything! here the sweet white and aqua polka dot and diamond pattern on red was just perfect with the strawberry seeds! This photo shows Copic colors.

Next up we have Tami Mayberry's Vintage Notes. perfect for making lists of all kinds practical or fantastical very fun for shopping, to do, or cute card and scrapbooking elements.
Here I made a list of reasons "i love" my husband! After stamping out my memo page and writing my list, I free cut the i and u from Pure Luxury Back Onyx and made a heart from that red carpet scrap. The spiral clips dot the i! :) I used Kraft for the base and distressed it with Vintage Photo Ink direct to paper.
I think these little message would be perfect lunch box stuffers for my kids as well to let them know (top secret!) I'm thinking about them.* (How fun to hide some little clue lists around the house, the worn pages make me think less of "vintage" but actually my own childhood Harriet the Spy type adventures! ;) Very fun set!

Now check out all the amazing designs and inspiration from our team:

*By the way, I discovered the other day that apparently the statute of limitations on visiting my older son at lunch is up, 4th grade! I offered to bring him some fast food one day as a treat but he kept saying no thanks and I wondered is he was feeling okay? Teh kid who normally goes nuts for that rare treat would rather have a bagged lunch? Finally I figured out, slow on the uptake, "None of the moms come up to lunch in your class, do they?" "Nope, not unless the kid forgets to bring it." Oh, okay, wahh! At least William still asks all the time, and even crawls onto in my lap after he finishes eating...enjoying while it lasts!

58 comments:

  1. Great ideas! I like how you added in the lacy background. TFS!

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  2. Love your cards! TFS!

    Jo
    www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow, that coloring is stunning! What a gorgeous card. Love your fun Vintage Notes card with the big letters/heart. So fun!

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  4. haha! Yes...definitely enjoying it. My two youngest still like it when i come to lunch. Guess i only have a year or so left with ben :( waaa!

    As always, your cards are fantastic!

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  5. Amazing Cards. Love the layering and the dies you used love the papers and the colors of the Strawberries and leaves is Beautiful. thanks for sharing

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  6. awesome cards! I really love your strawberry card! It is stunning!

    I have a young son so thanks for the heads up about 4th grade :)
    Tammy

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  7. Fabulous cards, Mel -- especially love your sweet strawberries and how you added the lace borders! I've been wanting that Splendid Circle die and you've pushed me over the edge!

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  8. Sweet! Love the Lacey Borders stamped for a background paper.

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  9. Beautiful strawberry card. Cute little idea for the vintage notes, too. You are always "popping" up with great ideas.

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  10. Brilliant cards Mel, thank you so much for sharing :-)

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  11. Your strawberry card is gorgeous - love how you used the lacy borders to make your background - what a great idea!
    And what a fun design on the vintage card!

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  12. Great use of the dimensional on the "Vintage Notes" card. I love the lacy borders with the lacy "Sweet Strawberries".

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  13. Great cards and creativity! I love the lace with the strawberries.

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  14. Your strawberry card is gorgeous. RE: the lunch room ban- that is one of those sad moments, but when the last baby does it to you, that's the worst, so you're right, enjoy it while you can, as much as you can.

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  15. Fantastic cards! The strawberry card IS GORGEOUS!

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  16. What gorgeous coloring on the strawberries...it always looks like watercoloring to me! And love the use of the lacy borders for the bg! Awesome love you card!

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  17. That vintage stamp is "growing" on me after seeing so many interesting and unique ways to use it. Thanks for sharing your creation.

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  18. Thank you for sharing your cards.

    At my nieces school they do one day a year were you get to ask someone to lunch with you and she is in 5th this year she asked both her mom and dad this time my sister said that this is it she knows that it is the end for lunching with her. This year was the cut off we found out for walking her into to class every morning. made my sis sad.

    reflections:0)

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  19. I love your cards. Great ideas for the notes set too. No kids myself, but I do have a hubby. And, the strawberry card is used wonderfully as well.

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  20. absolutely adore your strawberry card! nice note card too.

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  21. Love all the laciness in that first card.

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  22. Fantastic cards! Love your ideas with these two sets!

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  23. neat card making thanks.

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  24. Great hint for using all the lacey borders for a background. Love the highlights of the berries.Like how you used the Vintage notes too. Thanks T.

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  25. OMGoodness! Your strawberry card made me swoon. I love all the frilly touches. And the lunch box list just warms my heart. What a wonderful sign of love it is! Hugs!

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  26. Super cards! Love how you stamped the lacy borders for the background, gonna have to remember that! TFS!!!

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  27. Your strawberry card didnt come up for me. I did like what you did with other stamps

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  28. Your cards are awesome, great job.

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  29. Love your ideas, Melanie. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. Beautiful coloring -- love your love card!!

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  31. Loved the card and the sweet list of loving reasons. Hey, we all need to do that. Sorry about the statute of limitations...but, take heart you can cheer at the organized sports and they love that. Plus, bringing team goodies. Smile, that's ancient history for me. thanks for the memory. Sigh. AnnaJernigan

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  32. Lovely strawberry card. Like the use of the lace stamp for background paper. Sweet masculine card for your hubby. Winners!

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  33. love lacy circle. you did Harriet spy proud;-)

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  34. Aww how sad to hear about your son! LOL! My fifth grade boy still asks for me to come to lunch, I guess things are a little different in his school. Loved how you did the background on the strawberry card, the whole thing is perfect! And the second card was adorable, love the curly paper clip for the "dot" on the i.

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  35. Totally creative and beautiful cards! These stamps are fabulous!

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  36. Great coloring and shadowing on the strawberries! And your kids would adore knowing how and why you love them with your 2nd card!!! So cute!

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  37. Stunning cards. The stamped lace background is subtle yet lovely. Beautiful color combination. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. Your first card is absolutely gorgeous and I love how vintage the second is...loved the little lunch story too!

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  39. As always love your cards and ideas, Melanie. Our children do grow up way too quickly...enjoy those snuggles while they are still given freely.

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  40. Very pretty strawberry card and great card for your husband.

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  41. Beautiful cards. I love the spellbinders die that you used. It makes the card.

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  42. Kids... they do grow up don't they? Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  43. Lovely Cards. I like the die you used. TFS AJ

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  44. Beautiful creations Melanie just love them.

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  45. Both of your cards are so nice,great job!

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  46. your cards are such an inspiration - just beautiful!

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  47. I love how you coordinate the colors and images. Tru
    Y inspirational!

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  48. That strawberry set ROCKS! You've done a fab job coloring them too. They look juicy enough to take a bite!

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  49. That strawberry card is just delightful...it cries out summer and your Vintage Notes card is so darlin' - love the distressed background!

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