Thursday, September 24, 2020

Gina K. Inspiration hops, Day 3: Festive Fall Card Kit and Hey Boo

Final day of the hops this week, thank you for coming back!  Today we are showcasing a wonderfully Festive Fall Kit from Gina K. and gorgeous new greetings from Emily Loggans' Hey Boo set!  Let's go!




First, look at these beautiful and different sunflowers! I stamped them in Prickly Pear and Tangerine Twist, then stamped then again Chocolate Truffle on the coordinating cardstock, punched the centers out with a circle punch and lined them up over the opposite color on foam squares.  I colored my bee to match the prickly pear card base and added an orange Rainbow Heart.  The intricate details of these flowers will bee perfect with any of my detailed Beautiful Bees!

Next, you gotta have some nice leaves in your wheelhouse for making cards, these are wonderful, and I hadn't heard this sentiment but it really touched my heart. Obviously, the older we get, the more experienced we are of needing and learning to let go.  My son just left the nest, and I am so happy to so this has been almost all "sweet" and no "bitter" because he (for now) is so happy and thriving...how can I be sad a season is over if that's what in store? Memories of him are all over my home and keep me company, that will never change...

Anyway, back to the card!  I used GKD Prickly Pear and Dark Chocolate cardstock and this beautiful elegant stencil with the Lifechanging Blending Brush and Prickly Pear ink to add soft texture.  The Chocolate Truffle ink gives it more aging and depth, almost like suede, and I popped up this falling leaf. I still had one butterfly from my Beautiful Butterflies set in my stash I colored before but hadn't used yet that was a perfect match and I though it meeting up with this leaf was appropriate: their lives are so short, but noticed, and appreciated for their quiet beauty.  Can you tell I love everything about FALL? The rainy windy weather we are having this week makes me SO. Happy!

Moving on, now that I have kids, I can't do "scary Halloween" anymore, but I love "cute Halloween"! And the Halloween set in this kit is that, fo' sho!  Get the googly eyes ready because these images and greetings were made to google!

I used one of Emily's Hey Boo greetings and the ghost trio from the kit stamped in GKD White pigment ink and a few strategically placed black and white hearts.  Less is moe with these hearts, one or a few add so much! (Eyes from the dollar store.) Connect it all with my favorite Connect Glue!

You probably get tired of me saying, "I wish I could write like Emily." So I'll stop saying it. But just know, I am always thinking it. This..!

I love how different the kit's pumpkins are, so I gave them a modern spin with all the gray that is so popular now, and I love what that adds to the orange, a little contemporary and a little spooky, but all Fall! I added a little more pattern to the sections after coloring with alcohol markers, using a black pen and my white gel pen, for a little extra pop.  I used the Master Layouts 2 dies on both of the above cards, love that stitched edge! Cardstock is Tangerine Twist and Moonlit Fog.

Last, how about one more bee pun? I noticed the "hey boo" kind looked like "hey BEE!" Is it just me? (I don't think so!) So with a little noodling, I made it happen. You could do some masking and write it in, or cover and add with black and a white gel pen. I stamped the Beautiful Bee directly on the single layer card and added a gray shadow with my marker for dimension There's that new kit stencil again, with the GKD Wild Dandelion ink this time.  So purty.

Finally, there is a darling incentive set this month, check it! Free with a qualifying order of $75 or more. (As if you needed another reason to treat yo'self!)



Love these products, find them all here in What's New!  Please tell me in the comments what you liked best today before you LEAVE (leaf)!

Next stop in the hop is Mindy Eggen!

69 comments:

  1. I really love what you have done with all these stamps sets to make it your own! Love what you did with the pumpkins and I love these cute and realistic bees. Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us!

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  2. Whoa...I'm the second to comment!! YAY!! Oh my word, Mel...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cards...can't wait to get my kit and I NEED to order Emily's set as we call our daughter, Boo, so I NEED to have it!! LOL

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  3. All your cards are great. I really like the pumpkin one, because of the unique style of the pumpkins and the coloring!

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  4. Beautiful cards , so creative!
    Thanks for shairng!

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  5. Love the way you did the sunflower card and the cute Halloween. All your cards are beautiful and inspiring. Love the way you got the bees in there.

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  6. Love the combination of stamping and die cutting on the first two cards. Also liked your coloring on the pumpkins. Such a beautiful kit.

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  7. Love your pumpkin card, can’t wait for my kit to get here.

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  8. Your coloring on the poppies card is gorgeous! Love it!

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  9. I like the one about letting go. All are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. You are amazingly creative... love the centers of your Zenflowers, the google eyes on the ghosts (solved my personal problem on how to use them...thanks❤️), and the pumpkins are wow. This is an awesome kit... I wish mine was arriving today.

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  11. Your cards are just awesome, Melanie! Love them all.

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  12. Can't wait to get my kit and my bees stamp set! I love all of your cards. So creative to change the BOO to BEE.

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  13. Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for all the inspiration 🍁🍁🍁

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  14. Amazing cards..love the bees...what a great release to play with...

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  15. Great set of projects. Really into leaves now, so the second one is my favorite. I really like the mixed look to the pumpkins.

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  16. Love all of the cards - such beautiful colors!

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  17. Your cards are really beautiful! I love the colors and patterns on your pumpkins!

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  18. Love the colors you used! Creative designs!❤️

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  19. Ha Ha, love your Hey Bee card. The pumpkin card is gorgeous and I really like the leaves card.

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  20. You do amazing work on all of your cards.. I love how you add a Bee to the Zen flower.. the bee really makes it pop.. I also loved how you colored your pumpkins too..

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  21. Lovely array of Seasonal cards! That leaf card is fabulous, love that sentiment!

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  22. Your butterfly and leaf card really stands out. It is very pretty...

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  23. Melanie.. Your cards are inspirational!! The bees are so real looking. The poppies card is amazing, love the colors!!

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  24. You are an amazing talent. Thank you for sharing it!

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  25. I love them all, but think the three pumpkins might bee my favorite!

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  26. This has been such a fun hop full of wonderful, fun releases. Love your cards and love this kit!

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  27. Fantastic cards! Those googly eyes on the ghosts are adorable! Love the little details you put on your cards ~ googly eyes, center for the sunflowers,etc. SO CLEVER!

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  28. Love the google eyed ghosties!! ❤️

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  29. I love these cards! I am trying to figure out a way to use the bees on a Christmas card...!

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  30. Love all these cards!! Thank you for sharing!

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  31. Love these cards and the inclusion of your bee stamp set.

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  32. I love your pumpkins! and all your samples, can't wait to try my kit when it arrives

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  33. Love these, especially your fun pumpkin card!

    Becky Richardson

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  34. Such fabulous cards, you always blow me away with your wonderful creations. Thanks, once again, for the great inspiration!

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  35. Wow - love your cards especially the Zenflower sunflowers!!. This is an amazing kit.

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  36. Melanie- Your cards are so beautiful! This is my first Blog Hop. So much fun! Everyone is so talented!

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  37. All your cards are wonderful! The zen flower card is fantastic, the ghost card is very cute and I love the pumpkin card! I also love how you incorporated your stamp set into some of the cards!

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  38. Amazing cards as always. Some how seeing your creativity makes me want to buy the sets you use.!

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  40. Your cards are so cute! I am so glad that I purchased this kit! I can't wait to try all of your ideas!

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  41. LOVE your cards, Melanie. What a great release from GKD and your inspiration is awesome. Thanks for sharing all your talents with us.

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  42. So much fun! I love those google eyes on your ghosts and the fall cards are awesome!!!💞

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  43. Love the googly eyes! All of your cards are beautiful!

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  44. Love your new release. Beautiful cards and much inspiration. Thanks.

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  45. You do such a great job on your cards. Love your style!

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  46. The new release is a GIFT ! Love your cards.

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  47. Wonderful cards! I love this set- especially how you made that fab card with the sunflower stamps, and the pumpkin card. Too cute!

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  48. Marisela Delgado said: Absolutely gorgeous flower card! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  49. What wonderful cards! Your Zenflower card is beautiful and I love your ink blending on the leaves card. And I love your clever idea changing the sentiment stamp to fit your needs - I’ve never thought of that so thank you for sharing!

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  50. Such creative cards! Love your pumpkins and the fun Halloween card!

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  51. All these cards just made me smile. There was something in each of them I will be "borrowing"! Thank you so much, Melanie! Always love unique take on things!

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  52. love all your fabulous cards - so different and inspiring

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  53. Amazing! Especially love what you did with the zentangle flowers.

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  54. Awesome designs! Love the way you used the sunflowers!

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  55. Ghosts and pumpkins still my favorites!

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  56. Loved the pumpkins!! The ghosts were cute too!

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