Monday, January 14, 2013

Day 1: Stately Flowers 6, Lovely Ladybug, Stamp it Big

Good Morning!  The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas for our newest sets, 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 Gina K. Designs products!  To see the winners, check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a few days after the hops.

Starting out, we have my new Stately Flowers 6!  Since the very first month I started releasing the Stately Flowers series, ladies from all over, not just from Pennsylvania and Connecticut, have been begging me to "release the Mountain Laurel!"  (It is apparently a very beloved flower but hard to find as a stamp!)   Here it is!  This bunch of flowers will make gorgeous cascading accents around the corners of your cards and die cuts.
Cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Black Onyx.  Mountain Laurel stamped in Gina K Innocent Pink and Memento Tuxedo Black.  Image colored with Copics: RV19, R11, YG11, G17 and G99, and shadowed  with C-5.  I colored mine to look like all the Mountain Laurel photos I've seen, but of course you can make them any color you wish on your projects.

And here is another rose card I made because I just never get tired of roses, and I love peachy antique ones! Cardstock is Pure Luxury White, Ivory and Just Peachy.  I stamped the rose in Memento Espresso Truffle and colored with Copics, as well as adding the Branching Out frame to the peach layer, don't those go beautifully together?  I also added a paper doily and a few buttons from the Gina K Tickled Pink Button collection  to add to the vintage look of the card, this button assortment blends so nicely with Innocent Pink cardstock and the Just Peachy!

Next up, we have Beth Silaika's Lovely Ladybug set.  I couldn't resist making some out of the box balloons when I saw all those patterned circles! Stamp the dotted body three times in different colors.  Then ink up the bottom of one of the little triangular "fillers" that are meant to fill in the bodies below the wings and stamp at the bottom of the circle, this is perfect to make the tied ends of the balloons.  Then I drew some wavy lines with Mono Multi and added some cut pieces of bakers twineEasy peasy! Happy birthday!   Card base is Pure Luxury Powder Blue.
Next we have Carolyn King's Stamp it BIG, and I heart these big greetings! I am all about words and it will be so fun designing simple cards around these big ones!! 
 For today's card, I chose to make a fun and colorful collage stamped border with the small elements, (which can also be used to dot the "i", on this one I just stamped a red flower around it) on Layering Weight White cardstock.
I mixed up the different sizes of stars and flowers and embellished with some rhinestones.  Base is Pure Luxury Blue Raspberry.  (I used Memento inks on this design because I made it before all my new Gina K inks came!)

Here are the sets we are featuring today.








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98 comments:

  1. Love the Balloons! CLEVER GIRL!

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  2. LOVE your gorgeous new set! Your cards with it are stunning. Fabulous job with Beth's and Cammie's sets. So creative. Balloons rock!

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  3. OH those balloons are just awesome!! Love that rose too, one of my favorites now! :D

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  4. Beautiful Cards as always Mel. Those flowers are gorgeous!!

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  5. Fabulous card! I love the out of the box thinking on your balloon card!

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  6. Wow, Melanie - your flowers just get better and better! Love this new set, too! Beautiful creations, as always! Have a good week :)

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  7. Oh Mel, I thought I could pick one as as a fav, but I can't!!! LOVE them all and I am truly inspired by that lovely rose!!!

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  8. Mel.....your cards are so stunning! Love all of them! Hugs! Sean

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  9. Love your stamps and wonderful ideas, you are my inspiration!

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  10. Lovely flowers and I like that you told the colors used on the one. A very beautiful rose and of course what a cute idea making balloons out of the circle.

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  11. Beautiful floral cards and love the balloon card and Smile card.

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  12. Thanks for the lovely sample cards!

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  13. The Mountain Laurel card is stunning.
    The colors are gorgeous and the way you used the punch is fascinating.

    Shala C

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  14. You have out done yourself. Yes, I am from PA and love the Mountain Laurel. Thanks. Also love the lady bugs and the balloons.

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  15. Love your set and Love your cards! Such a rock star! Those balloons are so clever!!

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  16. What a great bunch of samples. I just love the rose on your new stamp set.

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  17. Beautiful cards! How cute the balloons are!

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  18. Wonderful examples!!! My very favorite is the gorgeous card you made with the rose!

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  19. Your cards are all magnificient! But the making of balloons was a really cool idea for me. Now I am so glad I ordered that bug set so I can do more things besides bugs. Great idea!

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  20. Melanie, I love everyone of your Stately Flowers sets. Wish I had them all. The rose and pine cone on this new set outstanding. Love your cards too!

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  21. Stunning stamps, Fabulous cards. Breath taking. i love all of them, but the flowers are my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Melanie, Great way to use the lady bug stamps for balloons. So glad you created a Mt. Laural for us. We have them surrounding our mountain home and your drawing is perfect of them. Loved all your projects. You are a wonder, girl. Thanks

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  23. Melanie- Your samples sure made me smile. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  24. Great new additions to the stamp lines!

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  25. Beautiful flowers, love the balloons so very whimsical. Can't choose a favorite card they are all wonderful.

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  26. Love your new set! the roses are wonderful, but I love the pinecone! great ballons so clever I never would of thought of that. sweet colors on the smile card love all the little stamps.

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  27. Great cards! Love the new flower set! I love coloring and these stamps are perfect for it!

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  28. Peachy antique rosé = gorgeous! Love the smile card, too.

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  29. Lovely cards and great new stamps.

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  30. Love the cards and the inspiration!

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  31. Lovely carda! Love the roses! :)

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  32. Great cards! Love the balloons and twine, what a great idea?

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  33. Those mountain laurels are beautiful! All you cards turned out wonderfully!

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  34. so many ways to use these stamps! WOW

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  35. As usual, all your cards are lovely!

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  36. I would love to receive one of these cards in the mail, that would just make my day. Great work.

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  37. Gorgeous cards. The balloons are so cute - what an inspired idea. That peachy rose is awesome. I'd love to knows the colors you used.

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  38. Great cards! Love the coloring of the Mountain Laurel card.

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  39. Oh I just love each one of those cards! The balloons are my favorite because I'm a CAS kind of gal!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  40. Thanks for a great hop and a look at the new releases. The whole Stamp TV Team rocks!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Every one of these cards are fantastic in their original way. You rock!

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  42. You are so darn creative with those ladybug balloons! And I love your bright, cheerful Smile card! Thanks for another gorgeous flower set!

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  43. Gorgeous cards Melanie! I'm partial to the peachy rose and the mountain laurel cards.

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  44. Beautiful Cards love the new flower stamps and the baloons are super cool great job. thanks of rsharing

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  45. Wow the doily idea is really cleaver, thank your for sharing.

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  46. Just beautiful! Love the rose.

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  47. Wow. So many lovely ideas. can't wait.

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  48. Fantastic cards. So much creativity. I especially love the bright colors on your Stamp It Big card.

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  49. very adorable cards! i love to color flowers as well!

    thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. Wonderful cards, as always! Love each one!

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  51. You have really made some wonderful cards. What a great way to show case these new sets.

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  52. What a way to start off this blog hop. I love your samples. The rose card in peach is gorgeous. I love the baker's twine paired with the "balloons" too. Just perfect.

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  53. Love those balloon tails!Mountain laurel and roses...gorgeous! ALL cards full of inspiration! Thanks!

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  54. Your cards are always so beautiful! I especially love the peachy rose. I ordered Stately Flowers 6, and can't wait until it comes. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  55. Love the bright fresh card. Beautiful colours and fun balloons! Glad I bought this set!

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  56. Your new set is gorgeous! Love all your cards and your colouring is awesome especially on the balloons

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  57. The birthday balloons are so cute. I especially like the popped out flowers on the mother's day card. What a girly card with the lace circle. you make beautiful cards

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  58. Just gorgeous. I love flower stamps!

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  59. Love love love these cards! I can't get enough of your work or your lovely stamps. Can't wait until mine arrive so I can CASE you.
    ~ky

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  60. Your cards are all wonderful, I can't wait to get all three of these sets!

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  61. Beautiful stamps! The pine cone and tassel is my favourite.
    I love both the pretty floral cards. The sentiment is so sweet. The balloon cards are adorable. Clever way to stretch your stamp collection! :)

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  62. Melanie, such an awesome job. You keep inspiring me.

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  63. Wonderful job with all the stamp sets! Your projects are so bright and cheerful. Your balloon card was really clever!

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  64. Love your stately flowers 6,heck, I love all of your stately flower sets. I also love the peach rose as well as the other cards you showcased today. Simply gorgeous

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  65. You are a wonderful inspiration. Your cards are WOW ! ! ! And then you go and make balloons from the lady bug stamps...o my..TFS ! !
    Jean McGee

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  66. Your new set is just gorgeous and the ladybug balloons - clever!!

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  67. Wow, as always, your creations never disappoint! I love all of them! What a cute idea to turn the ladybug set into balloons!!

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  68. Thanks you for the Stately Flowers set with the gorgeous spray of Mountain Laurel! And yes, I'm from CT and you're right--I've never seen another Mountain Laurel stamp!! The card is just lovely, and the others are too--beautiful rose, and the balloons are so clever and colorful!

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  69. Just beautiful! Those balloons are sooo freakin' cute!!

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  70. All great cards. loved the balloons!

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  71. I love your use of the stamps, especially those balloons! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. Lovely florals. Love the Mother's card.

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  73. Love these gorgeous cards and Stamp it big is my fave, no, stately flowers, no..... I think I want them all,

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  74. These are just gorgeous! You did a beautiful job with the coloring! Love those balloons, too!

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  75. All cards are gorgeous! Love the flowers!

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  76. Love the way you stamped the balloons.

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  77. Love the Stately Flowers, great job of coloring. TFS.

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  78. I have to say that Mother card is absolutely STUNNING! It's so soft and feminine - perfect! Your SMILE card is playful and fun and brings a smile to everyone who sees it :)

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  79. WAUW...your 1st card with the flowers is just amazing.
    Like the way you have coloured the flowers.

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  80. Beautiful cards Mel - love how you added a the image on the card front and then popped it up on the front; your rose is colored beautifully on the second card; and such a clever idea to make the polka-dot circles into balloons!

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  81. Beautiful cards! I love how you popped the rose onto the doily, it's so delicate and beautiful. These stamp sets are spectacular.

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  82. Love the rose, one of my favs. The you make me smile would be one of the best for cards to send to Hospitalized Kid! TFS,.

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  83. Love all of the sets. The flowers are good for many seasons. The words are large enough to be seen. Too often they are small and insignificant.

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  84. All are lovely, and I love that you used the stamp sets to make interesting backgrounds!

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  85. Such stunning cards! Sure do love the rose with the doily breath taking!

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