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:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. awesome love your card and love Gina K. stamps!

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  7. 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! :)

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

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

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  10. 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!

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  11. Great cards! Love this paper pad and your flowers!

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  12. Great card! Love the different layers and colors.

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

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  14. gorgeous cards,I love the flowers

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  15. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  20. Wow - love it - looks like watercolor

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

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  22. Very pretty flowers. So springy!

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  23. 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!

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

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

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  26. Great use of these pretty papers and stamps!

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

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

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

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

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  31. Gorgeous cards! Love your technique!

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  32. 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.

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  33. Very pretty springtime cards. I pinned both of them.

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

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

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

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

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  38. Love these fun flowers and the light coloring.

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

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

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

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

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  43. Love your bright cheery colors!

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  44. Gorgeous card...love the flowers.

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

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

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  47. 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!!!

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

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

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  50. 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.

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

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  52. WOW, what beautiful colors and great paper choices.

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

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  54. Love love love your card!!! Great inspiration!

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

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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

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

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

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  60. 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!

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  61. Melanie. Sure am glad to see your creations!

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

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

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

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  65. 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

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  66. Beautiful card!Love the flowers!

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  67. Gorgeous, beautiful array of flowers.

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  68. 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?

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  69. I absolutely love this card! Your colors are spectacular!

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  70. Beautiful, Mel -- love all the colors!

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  71. Your floral cards are always amazing!

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  72. 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!!

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  73. love the flowers! very pretty
    thanks
    Holly

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

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  75. 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!

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  76. 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!

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

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  78. wow ... Beautiful card!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  79. I just lovely these whimsical images that flow together!

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

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

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  82. 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!

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

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







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  85. LOVE the colors and idea. So springish

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  86. Oooooh your flowers are fabulous!!!

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  87. Love your card as always. Thanks for the inspiration.

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

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  89. Lovely cards and color combination.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  96. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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

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

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

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  100. Beautiful card-such vibrant happy colours :)
    Thank you for stopping by my little Blog today and for taking the time to leave a comment-i appreciate it :)
    Nessa xx

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