Monday, May 14, 2018

May Release Blog Hop: Women of Faith and Anemone Wishes

Hello, everyone! Welcome to day 1 of our May Gina K. Designs blog hop! Today we are showcasing two sets: Women of Faith by me and Anemone Wishes by Emily Schroepfer.  After enjoying each visit on our design team hop, be sure to comment on each blog because we are giving away a $25 gift certificate to the Gina K. Designs store! Each comment you leave is a chance to earn the gift certificate! We will announce the winner on StampTV a few days after the hops conclude.

This is the card I made for Mother's Day!  I didn't get a chance to post it over the weekend because my mom was in a town for a visit. I also wanted to show this silhouette can be used with the hands if you mask, omit or trim them off. Here is one I made with a sentiment from Emily Schropefer's Lettered and Lovely.   All these girly greetings and the themes behind them are perfect to go with this bold Woman! :)  The stamping is the GKD Jet Black Amalgam and background was made with Distress Oxide inks again with the smackin' acetate technique like I did in my first video for the set, but I didn't get a chance to share the inspiration behind the ethereal background... 


For me it represents the transformative power of prayer. A quick tip I have that has really changed my prayers and prayer life if you have a moment? (If not, scroll to next card!)  We were told in a study not to "worry our prayers". This was a wake up for me how often I do this: present my requests and concerns but am still left feeling anxious because I got distracted or moved on before I had a chance to claim God's promises and allow him to still my heart and align my will with HIS will.  That is the point where fear becomes freedom and we can receive His peace, that whatever the answer is, we are covered.  God's got this! It's so vital we don't finish that conversation too soon!  Okay, next card, it was just on my spirit to confess that, I hope it helps someone this morning...


I had to share a sample with my Hands, Head and Heart quote! 
I love all these ideas I've been hearing from you since Thursday for this sentiment in your cardmaking and crafting! Here I did some no line coloring and colored with alcohol markers. I gave one marker a couple hard taps to create the little peach spatter on the mat and LOVE how it looks like pollen coming off!
Cardstock is White, Black Onyx and Peach Bellini.


I also enjoy "dressing up" this silhouette with other stamped images!  Here I stamped my girl in GKD Kraft and used the branch and bold flower in Lisa Hetrick's Hello Beautiful set, in GKD Jet Black and Lipstick.  I added her gorgeous hello greeting and a few dots with a pen to the flower centers to pick up the black.  Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White.

Finally, I love this dahlia image in the set, for when you really just want flowers and not a lady!  Coincidentally, these little pom pom blossoms are so fluffy and *just* about the exact size and shape of a jumbo sponge dauber!  Oh yeah, just ink it up and smoosh it down once, done and done! I used the new Plum Punch, Sea Glass and Tangerine Twist. Greeting is from the new Incentive set Wealth of Wishes, free with any purchase of $75 or more before shipping!  
These long greetings and fonts go great with all these images! And flowers always need butterflies, don't forget that!


Another with a sentiment from Emily Schropefer's Lettered and Lovely.  Ink and cardstock is GKD Ocean Mist. Patterned paper is from the GKD Bold and Blooming pack.




Here is a card using the Wreath Builder template and smaller images like the cross and heart.  Colors are Plum Punch and Lovely Lavender. I love this sentiment's gentle, encouraging reminder...


I have to say, I was feeling the love like never before in a release after sharing my Women of Faith set!  My facebook and phone blew up that night with thanks and congrats, I felt so loved and humbled. The set and people who inspired it are so dear to me and I am grateful and blessed you are connecting with it in the same way!  So this last one I'm sharing is "me," being thankful for for all of YOU! (Yes, I will definitely do a video of how to add the details to the face and hair)

I will be sharing a tips sheet on my blog with ideas for these images along with greeting combinations, I came up with about forty or fifty the other day!  I'll share the tip sheet on a day we aren't all hopping, so be sure to find your way back to my blog for that soon! :)

Let me know in the comments which cards you'd like to see demo'ed in videos first, okay? The set is flying off the shelves (again, THANK YOU!) so I hope if this is on your wish list you can order soon.  (I'll go ahead and tell you there is a coordinating set coming up in my next release, and you will want both to mix and match for sure!)

Ready to see what the team has to inspire and delight us with these beautiful stamps?! I am! Take my hand, let's go! :)


Gina K.
Melanie Muenchinger- Illustrator of Women of Faith-you are here!
Emily Schroepfer- Illustrator of Anemone Wishes

Thank you so much for visiting today!

99 comments:

  1. Well,i love every single one of course, but really loving the one on the angle in turquoise! Such an awesome set!

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  2. Melanie, I love your new set. It is truly inspired and your sentiments are a real answer for heartfelt greetings. Your card exam;les are stunning.

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  3. Melanie, your new stamp set is a wonderful set! I love all your cards they are beautiful!

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  4. These cards are so beautiful. Glad to see the woman of Faith angle. I make cards to send to our church members and this set will be an inspiration. Thanks.

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  5. Beautiful cards... Love the theme.

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  6. I love the innovative ways you've used the set -- thank you for sharing some fantastic ideas!

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  7. I love the Faith stamps; I belong to our Card Ministry at church where we make cards for the people on the prayer lists, ones being Baptized, receiving Holy Communion, being Confirmed, getting married, graduating, and of course making sympathy cards ---- it is difficult to find stamps with a religious theme....

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  8. You have amazing talent, not only is the stamp set so beautiful but the cards that you have created are so moving. Love them all.

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  9. Your cards are absolutely stunning! There are no words for how beautiful this set is! Thank you for blessing us with it❤

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  10. All of them are gorgeous! But the Women of Faith blows me away. I have never seen anything like it and because I make cards for my church this is perfect!!!

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  11. You are an amazing artist and I love the feel like it of Your Love from Christ thank you for your beautiful work

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  12. This set inspired me and I couldn't wait to order the Women of Faith. Thank you for your words concerning prayer and "worrying your prayers". Something I find myself doing. Your uplifting words really spoke to me.

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  13. You never disappoint! I’m so in love with all of your cards! It’s so hard to stay focused on life when experiencing a loss of a loved one, but your cards are so inspirational! Thank you!

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  14. Your cards are just beautiful. I love everyone of them. I would like to see a video on the second card. Thanks, for sharing your fab creations.

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  15. Especially love the teal card. Melanie, Iam the "cardlady" for my small geoup at church. This set will be a real blessing for me and for the people i send cards to. Hope the next release has some guy image see, as my group has men as well. Regardless, i love it!

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  16. Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful and creative cards.

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  17. Beautiful cards. I love the Women of Faith stamp set.
    Thanks so much for sharing..

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  18. Thank you for the beautiful and inspirational cards.Your stamp sets never disappoint.

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  19. Beautiful inspiration! Love this set. I am a woman of faith and will one day get his set to share with other women I know.

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  20. Your cards are so beautifully crafted, I love them all. Thank you for sharing your art and your faith.

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  21. Your words are so inspirational, I lost my faith sometime ago and thought all was doomed, and then a few years back I found it again, this stamp set brought a tear to my eye.

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  22. Keep making such wonderful cards. Love,Love,Love

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  23. Thank you for creating such personal and inspiring stamps!

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  24. I love all of your card designs for this set! BEAUTIFUL WORK!!

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  25. Your cards are so stunning! I love them very much! I also love your stamp set!

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  26. Melanie, your cards are all beautiful, can't pick one that I like better than the rest. So inspirational! Just love them all.

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  27. You've outdone yourself with the Women of Faith stamps. The designs are beautiful and the sentiments are perfect. All your samples are inspiring. Love the "smooshed" background technique.

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  28. I couldn't possibly pick a favorite from these cards today, Melanie! They are all so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. Your cards are beautiful (as always) and I want to thank you for the prayer tip. That spoke to me today.

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  30. Love your cards, they are all so pretty...love how you did the last one, but not so sure I'm good enough to draw in the face like that, even if you show how. LOL Might try it one day, when I manage to afford the set though...I do hope to get it cause been wanting some faith based sets! Can't wait to see your next one! ;-))

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  31. Such fabulous cards!! I love the sentiments in this set.

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  32. Beautiful cards, I especially like the mother's card. God Bless

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  33. I just love this stamp set, Women of faith. It is on my wish list right now and can't wait to purchase it. Thank You for sharing your cards with us.

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  34. What a Beautiful Collection of Cards Melanie! I love them all and this set! <3 :)

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  35. love, love, love the women of faith set!! so beautiful!

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  36. Such beautiful cards!!! Hard to pick a favorite but I really do love your Mother's Day card!!!

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  37. Melanie, I am totally in love with your new stamp set. It is just so beautiful. You should be very proud of it. I'd like to see a video of the first card, with how you did the background. All your cards are gorgeous!

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  38. Love the vast amount of comments you can make with this set....the cards are beautiful

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  39. That is such a beautiful silhouette stamp!

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  40. Your cards are amazing! You really outdid yourself with this set!

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  41. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

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  42. Beautiful cards. Very inspiring set.

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  43. So many beautiful ways of using these stamp sets. Mine are on the way so I can hardly wait to get them inky. In the meantime I sure love the inspiration!

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  44. Your cards are always a delight and I really liked what you said about prayer and the sentiment re - hands head and heart. That is truly beautiful.

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  45. these cards re just stunning - so many ways of using your awesome new stamps set!!!!!

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  46. Wonderful card designs and another great new stamp set.

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  47. Simply beautiful and so inspirational. So great to see such a wonderful and meaningful stamp set. Your cards are fantastic.

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  48. Really great stamp set. Very useful for so many different needs. Lovely cards. My favorite is the no line coloring floral it’s so beautiful

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  49. Melanie, I just love your work. I have often enjoyed your blending prowess on your scenic cards, but I'm totally in love with your Women of Faith series. Looking forward to next month's release. In your part of the hop, I like your Mother's Day card as well as the one with the 3 mums & butterfly. Great Job! Thank you!

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  50. What a wonderful stamp set and you have shown so many ways to use it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  51. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the background on the first card. What an amazing stamp set, beautiful images and inspirational sentiments!

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  52. I love the new stamp set. The cards are amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  53. It was a tough choice but I'd love to see the one with the flower/twigs in her hair. It's just so pretty ❤

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  54. I love all of your cards. My husband is our Sunday School teacher and I send cards for birthdays and anniversaries to our class members, as well as others in the Church. Your Women of Faith is perfect for those cards. I especially like the silhouette cut from kraft paper.

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  55. You have been busy Melanie! My stamp set arrived today - so excited to start playing with it. I love your cards - all of them!

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  56. what a nice way to showcase your new stampset with other illustators. Your catds are beautiful.

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  57. Lovely set which makes for lovely cards

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  58. What a great set and such beautiful examples.

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  59. Many thanks for designing this Women of Faith stamp set! I love your cards. The stamp set is so perfect for my women's group we are doing a card ministry.

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  60. Melanie, your new stamp set is pretty I love colors praying lady!

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  61. Beautiful card and stamp set, Melanie. Love your samples and your talents.

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  62. What great samples. I especially like the one where you've added a face to the lady. There are so many possibilities for this set.

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  63. Beautiful, my favorite is she believed she could, thank you for all the beautiful examples, and for being in all of our lives with your love and inspiration.

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  64. Beautiful cards, Melanie! Love your new set!

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  65. Such beautiful cards and stamp sets!

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  66. Melanie, your heart is gold and your soul is beautiful. This is such a fantastic set. Beautiful and inspiring cards to look at and live by. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  67. Beautiful cards and I love the peach background of the first one. So pretty! Beautiful set, great job!

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  68. Lovely! Would like to see demo of silhouette.

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  69. Your cards and projects are beautiful.
    Love this set.

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  70. As usual, your work leaves me in awe. Thank you. I would like to see how you add the features to the woman’s face.

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  71. You really created an awesome stamp set. It is wonderful as are the cards you created with it.

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  72. these are just beautiful, I love the different ways you used the silhouette stamp, my favorite is the flower card!

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  73. WOW! Love all these creations, Melanie! I am also interested in seeing how you added the facial features. That card also fits perfectly with that sentiment like jigsaw puzzle pieces.

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  74. Beautiful cards! And a wonderful release.

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  75. They are all such beautiful images and messages I am pretty sure I can’t pick just one!

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  76. Such a wonderful stamp set. You nailed it again! Great inspiration cards too.

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  77. Great stamp set! I love all your cards. It's hard to pick just one, but I would like to see a video of the last one.

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  78. Great inspiration all the way around. Wonderful stamp set. Absolutely beautiful cards. You are so right, we don't finish our prayers, well for me I don't anyways. Thank You!

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  79. What a beautiful, beautiful set. Lovely cards as well.

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  80. The Women of Faith stamp set is definitely on my list of must haves. The cards are beautiful!!

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  81. Your cards are awesome and the stamp set so special. Thank you.

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  82. Your cards are simply breathtaking! Made me go back to buy both sets. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  83. Melanie your stamp set is truly beautiful and a blessing! I would love to see the Hello Beautiful and Me cards in a video. You did such a beautiful job on all of them!!

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  85. Women of Faith is a beautiful stamp set! And your cards are gorgeous!

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  86. that silhouette is beautiful....

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  87. breath taking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  88. Love your cards and your stamp set (!) but what really spoke to me this morning was your prayer tip!

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  89. I love the praying lady.
    thanks for giving me so many ideas
    for ways to showcase her in my
    greeting cards and bible
    journaling. Fantastic set.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  90. Your touching wirds on prayer was just what i needed. I read this to my 39yr old son. Trying to finish a conversation how our prayer life should work. I am so very grateful. I love this set. I woukd love to see I am so very Blessed to be your friend.....

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  91. Wow! All so beautiful! cards and stamp sets... all such wonderful inspiration!

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  92. I love how you used different colors for the big stamp instead of just black. I would not of thought to do that. And I love how they turned out.

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  93. Simply a stunning stamp set. So many uses.

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  94. Such a nice set! I especially liked the cards that you did not use black for the woman. The Kraft and the Ocean Mist are my favorite.

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