Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day 3: Sweet Treats and Darling Divas Mini Sets

Good Morning! The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to the final day of our  fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop for January! 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 full list of winners, check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a few days after the hops.
 Today we have the Gina K Designs Free with Three set, Sweet Tweets, what a cutie! This set is free this month ONLY, when you purchase any three sets valued at 19.95 or more (three singles or duos each count as one set)   I made a fun birthday card with the adorable cupcake, bending my greeting around the top, and bending the birdie banner below to frame my die cut oval, don't you love the flexibility of clear stamps?
Cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Powder Blue, ribbon is the Red Hot double stitched Pure Luxury in both widths and a Gina K blue Singing the Blues button accent!  Background embossed with CB Seeing Spots folder.

 And finally introducing our newest illustrator Debbie Corbari's line of Darling Diva stamps!  Well, when I saw Debbie's cute images and this very focused girl in tree pose in "Balanced Diva", I just had to come up with something super silly, don't some days feel like this?!
 
Or that you could find that kind of balance?  (*This* balanced would be a really superb day, no?)  I pieced her little yoga outfit ( Chevron DP is from the GKD patterned paper pack) and colored with Copics, added a little shadow under her bun with W-3.  I decided to put the white mat behind a circle cut out, kind of like the yin and yang but not as literal, and add some buttons, balancing, of course!
Ommmmmmmmmmmmm!

Check out how one of the buttons in the Gina K Tickled Pink assortment had these Asian characters on the back! I enjoy all the variety in these packs , and how different each of the sides look, so have fun selecting something you think really makes your design!  I'm not sure what the writing is exactly (Korean, possibly? a guess from me doing some looking around on the 'net) so although yoga originated in India, I still felt like this button added an appropriate touch of serenity and "The East"  to the card. :)
Here are the Divas we are featuring today. I will be showing samples with the
Scooter and Skater Divas later in the month.

58 comments:

  1. Ha - still giggle at the yoga on the head girl!

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  2. These are so pretty! Great work Mel! :) Hugs! Sean

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  3. These are gorgeous! Love that "balanced" diva!

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  4. LMBO OMGosh I love the head stand!! LOL Great job and I love the b.day celebration with the banner! Fun!!

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  5. Great cards---love those and esp love how you paired the sweet treats images and the namaste girl on her head! Clevah!

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  6. Great cards. I like the banner and colors on the birthday card.

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  7. Super cute - love your head stand effect!

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  8. Melanie...your Sweet Treat card is adorable!!!!

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  9. Oh! The balancing diva on her head is wonderful and so creative! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Fabulous! I love how you turned the stamp! Just great!

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  11. Everyone seems to be piecing the divas. Don't know that I could be patient enough, but I sure love the way it looks!

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  12. Love your different viewpoint!

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  13. What an eye catchingly ADORABLE sweet tweets card! Love those colors! And I am in love with Miss Diva standing on her head. It's a good thing she's got a little cushion in that bun! ;)

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  14. Love how you paper pieced her outfit. Great cards.

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  15. The pink chevron girl cracks me up!
    I love the cupcake card!

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  16. Great way to keep us off our toes and thinking outside the box, thanks for sharing, Kat

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  17. Love the Sweet Treats set. Oh dear, that means I will have to order 3 more sets. :) I am beginning to think I am a collector rather than a cardmaker.

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  18. Hey Mel! Love these. Such happy colors with the cuppie card and super clever upside down diva! Hugs!

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  19. I really love the first card, with the sentiments curving around the image, and framing it so nicely!

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  20. SWEET cupcake card & I love your diva balancing on her head! he he

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  21. What a fun diva - guaranteed to bring a smile! very cute birthdy card!

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  22. I LOVE all of them. But I was so smiling when I saw that gal standing on her head. How clever of you to think of that. And, I like that the buttons have Asian characters on the back. That really worked into the scheme of things awesomely.

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  23. I like Powder blue comboed with the red you chose. Love the Balanced Diva upside down. Very cute. Thanks

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  24. Great colour choices - I'm loving that blue and red combo on your first card, and those giant polka dots really set a festive tone!

    When I saw the diva card, I thought at first that you had accidentally posted the picture up-side-down! Then I realized the words were in the correct place and I saw the shadows under her hair bun - what a cute and original idea! I used to be able to stand on my head, but not like that!

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  25. BWAHAHA! I think the yoga pose is perfect during all this hopping! Great cards as always!

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  26. Ah Melanie, you are a kick! I love that you turned the diva upside down!

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  27. yes! on her head!! love the balance
    thanks
    Holly

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  28. Love your designs! Thanks for sharing.

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  29. Love the layering and embossing on the cupcake card. Good idea to have the exerciser stand on her head. wish I could do that.

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  30. you make such wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Great cards and love the yoga gal upside down...lol

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  32. The blue on the first card is so pretty. How cool putting the diva on her head!

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  33. Great idea to use the birdies as a type of border under the cupcake. And the chevron paper really makes the upside down diva card!!!!!

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  34. I have enjoyed seeing all the projects on this hop, the new release is so fabulous!

    Carol B
    ciaoitaliaq2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Very cute cards! Your creative ideas amaze me sometimes!

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  36. Supper Sweet card love the colors. thanks for sharing

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  37. That is what is so great about these blog hops --- you get to see so many creative ideas from one stamp set. Balanced Diva is so cute - you made us laugh by putting her on her head. Great idea.

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  38. Love the way you put the diva on her head. So cool. Thanks for sharing

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  39. WELL DID I DO A DOUBLE TAKE !!
    I THOUGHT MY EYES WERE WACKEY...LOL
    YOUR SPECIAL!!

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  40. Love your silly yoga diva! It made me smile. :) Clever paper-piecing, too! I like the way you used the clear sentiment on the birthday cupcake cake card--something I've done, too. Rubber just isn't that flexible. TFS!

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  41. Loved reading your entire post today! You had me for a moment when I saw the Diva pose card, then I burst out laughing! Too clever!! And thanks for highlighting the pink buttons--perfect touch! You put so much thought into your creations. TFS!

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  42. Ok - I love that you put the yoga girl up-side-down! Great touch of humour. The other card is great, too!

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  43. Glad you diva can stand on her head because that something I never could do. Great cards.

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  44. Your Sweet Treats project was FLAWLESSLY executed! Great design! And I have to say, LOVE the upside down Diva!

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  45. That cupcake is darling~ and clever girl for putting her upside down!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  46. Fabulous and fun cards! Love how you used the banner!

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  47. Way cute. Love the diva standing on her head and the paper pieced outfit. Your banner card is great and shows the versatility of the clear stamps - love the clear.

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  48. Such adorable cards & designs- love how you flipped up the DIVA...VERY CUTE!

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  49. I love the birthday card. And the banner is so darn cute. The girlfriend card would definitely made a friend smile.

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  50. WOW love your cards really like the bird one. So beautiful.

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  51. Lovely cards I especially liked how you changed the skaters skates

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