Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! 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 StampTV a few days after the hops.

Welcome to day two of our Inspiration Blog Hop!  I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful cards yesterday.  Are you ready for some more?  I'm at the end of the links, so if you are just joining, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss out on anything.  Here we go:

First up is Theresa Momber's Vertical Greetings 2



I used Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals as a base for these beautiful flowers from Theresa's Vertical Greetings 2 set.  The embossing folder I used for the background is from Cuttlebug and is called Gingham. I used Copic markers B00, B21, B34, YG95 to color the flowers.  The card stock is Pure Luxury White, Powder Blue and Navy.  I added a GKD navy and white gingham ribbon.


I know you've probably never seen a pink bird, but it kind of fit the color scheme.  lol   Lee this one's for you!  I stamped the flowers on patterned paper from the Hello Sunshine paper pack.  I used Spellbinders Long Rectangles Large and Long Scalloped Rectangles Large for the focal image.  I cut out some extra flowers to pop-up with 1/4" pop dots.  I used Copic markers E35, E40, E43, G24, G40, NO, R01, R12, R83, RV000, RV52, V20, V25, Y21 to color the bird and flowers.


The focal image was stamped on Pure Luxury White CS that was cut with a Spellbinders Square die and backed with a piece of Black Onyx CS that was cut with a Spellbinders Captivating Squares die.  The background paper is from the Ang & Me patterned paper pack.  I added some GKD black and white gingham ribbon and some MME enamel dots.  The flowers and leaves were colored with Copic markers Y18, YR12, R17, YG95, YG97.


I stamped the focal image on Pure Luxury White CS and cut with a Spellbinders Classic Ovals die.  I used a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals die for the Fresh Asparagus piece.  I stamped my own background using the fern stamp from the Vertical Greetings 2 set.  I used Copic markers E35, E43, E57, R12, Y18, Y21, YG95, and added a Fresh Asparagus double stitched ribbon.

Next up is Beth Silaika's Keep Calm



I used the fun sentiment Keep Calm and Love Life from the Keep Calm set and stamped it on Bubblegum Pink hearts that had been cut with a Spellbinders Classic Hearts die.  I cut a black layer using Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Hearts.  I made the background using white card stock and a Simon Says Falling Heart stencil and Bubblegum ink.  I cut some Bubblegum hearts using  a small Classic Heart die.  A pretty ribbon & bow was added and some Recollections pink gems.


This is a fun one with lots of color.  I used Lots of Dots and several colors of GKD ink to make the background.  I used Spellbinders Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles to cut the white and turquoise sea circles and stamped the sentiment and stars.  I colored the stars with Copic marker Y21.  The twine is from Doodlebug.


I made the background with Recollections Purple Foil Paper and a Cuttlebug Love Triangle embossing folder.  The picture looks blue to me, but it really is a very regal purple.  I  used white card and a Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle die as a base for the focal image.  I sponged it with Sweet Corn and Wild Lilac inks and embossed the crown stamp using Zing! Gold Glitter Finish EP.  I made a base for the sentiment using White and Wild Lilac card stock and Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals dies.  I sponged the oval with Sweet Corn ink and embossed the sentiment with Zing! Gold Glitter Finish EP.  I, also, embossed the edges of a piece of white card stock to back the purple foil layer.  A thin gold ribbon was woven in the die cut.


I made the background by using the new cupcake stamp from the Keep Calm set and stamping on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring with Copic markers B21, G40, R01, Y21, R83, V22 and Wink of Stella.  I made an extra cupcake to pop-up with the sentiment.  I punched three sections of lace using the Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch and White, Passionate Pink and Powder Blue card stock.  I used the PTI Notched Star Banner, Passionate Pink card stock and a Fiskars Crimper to make the banner.  I used the Spellbinders Beaded Circles dies for the sentiment and extra cupcake.  The edges of both pieces were sponged with Passionate Pink ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look at my cards.  I hope that you have been inspired by all of the wonderful cards you have seen the last two days.  Thanks so much for hopping with us!  The links below will take you back to any of the blogs you would like to revisit.  Remember to leave a comment on each of the blogs because random comments will be chosen to receive a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products!

Happy Stamping,
Sharyn


Theresa Momber - Illustrator Vertical Greetings 2
Beth Silaika - Illustrator Keep Calm

And our Guests:



57 comments:

  1. What fun designs! I think my favorite is the Be Amazing card. I love the multicolor polka dots and the twine treatment!

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  2. Oh my, Sharyn! Once again, you have floored me with your creativity! Your cards are all wonderful! If I had to choose a fave, I guess it would be the pink one, as it makes me think of Lee! lol... It has been a blast working with you! You are so talented, and so sweet! It's been nice making a new friend, and I look forward to chatting often! Great job on this Guest Design gig!!! Hugs...

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  3. What beautiful cards, Sharyn! Wow, the pink bird card is so cool. That you so much for being such an amazing guest designer for us. You rocked it!

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  4. Beautiful cards - especially the second and third! Coloring and design - outstanding!

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  5. Beautiful cards! Especially the second with the flowers and bird - so very pretty!

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  6. (Sorry if this is a duplicate comment - they don't seem to be taking) Love your designs and the coloring is so pretty. Especially love the second card with the flowers and bird - that is gorgeous!

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  7. You.Are.Amazing!!! Your cards are so gorgeous...the pink birdie and the background flowers are simply divine!!!

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  8. I am not sure which one is my favorite - I love the hearts, but the rainbow dots are so creative! Thanks for making such pretty creations!

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  9. Sharon, I love your cards. Beautiful. All of them are fantastic. Thanks for your creative inspiration. You rocked the hops… (((Hugs)))

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  10. Very cute cards. Love the cupcake!

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  11. Beautiful cards

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  12. WHOA -- fantastic cards -- I particularly love the blue embossed background on the first card, and love the heart card :0 So lovely!

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  13. I can't pick a favorite. I love the colorful backgrounds...the cupcakes...the flowers. Then there are the embossing folders. All so wonderful!

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  14. Sharyn, I love how you play with color. And pink birds are fine with me.
    hugs,
    Brooke

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  15. They are all lovely and I have no problem with a pink bird.! The flowers are so nicely done as well. Lovely!!

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  16. Beautiful cards! I love them all, especially the ones with the bird. Congrats on being a guest designer!

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  17. Ok - I am about to be very long-winded as I share with you my joy and excitement about all your cards!!! LOVE the feel better card with its combination of light blue checkerboard and darker gingham - add the superb coloring and this card is a winner!!! The soft pastels of the Celebrate card are so very pleasing to the eye and so blended! Impressive coloring skills!! The With Love card with its elegant scallop oval frame for the beautifully colored bird and then that ribbon - AWESOME!! Keep Calm, Love Life card made me smile and want to do just that - Love life and others!! So well done with the heart dies and extra touches of bling!! The Keep Calm, and Be Amazing card has my heart because of the colors - I love the rainbow and this card does indeed inspire the desire to BE AWESOME!! The Keep calm - add glitter card totally fits us card makers right?!? But I love the gold ribbon woven through the scalloped oval frame - what a beautiful touch!! And last but not least, your cupcake card is so well done - with the awesome coloring, the layered scallop border, the corrugated banner, It all works together to create a thing of beauty!!! WOW - that's how I feel about my stay here on your blog today!! I hope you'll forgive my excessive words but each card needed to be recognized as the things or greatness they each are!!! Have an excellent day!!

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  18. I think you are wonderful and totally talented!!!

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  19. So pretty! I especially loved the "pink bird" card. I love how the bird is surrounded by flowers! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Love your cards Sharyn, my fave is the cupcake card. Love it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. I saw some of these on the Release, but you kept some to surprise us. Love the Pink bird. The linen look as great too. All of them so lovely and beauteous!

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  22. WOW!!!!!!!!!!! gorgeous!!! all of them!!!!!!!

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  23. Great batch of lovely cards. Love the bird and flower ones. So pretty. Thanks for all the inspiration you have shared.

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  24. These are all such wonderful cards! I especially like the happy polka dot one, I really need to get that set out again.

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  25. So many beautiful and inspiring cards. I love the pink bird card. Your flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for including the copics used. I can't wait til my set arrives.

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  26. Love the "Keep Calm and Love Life" with the hearts. I have a thing for hearts and the color combination of pink and black. Congrats on being chosen as a guest designer. Have a great day! :)

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  27. Wow!!! Great job on all of these cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  28. ok , these blew me away. my fav, thanks for sharing

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  29. You have a lot of Beauty going on on this page Sharyn! Love the Heart one and the Pink Bird! You did an amazing job and sure hope your feeling better today!

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  30. Beautiful cards! Your creativity with your backgrounds was inspiring! Thanks!

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  31. Such gorgeous creations with a diverse color palette! I am smitten with the Vertical Greetings 2 set, love it!

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  32. Each and every card you made is more fantastic then the last. I keep "oohing and aahing" as each one is revealed. You are so very talented!

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  33. I enjoyed the hop immensely, and I want to thank you for sharing all this beauty!

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  34. Simply gorgeous, I love seeing the many ways to use the new products.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Gorgeous ALL of them! I am so glad that you were picked also to be one of the designers this time. I like that pink bird and I like the bird on the green card too.

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  36. You really have done such a wonderful job with your Guest Designing! So many gorgeous creations, each one prettier than the last! VERY inspirational! Well done my friend, well done!!! xo~

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  37. Well my dear, the deed is done. I have so enjoyed all your cards, you have totally rocked this Guest Designer thing! I looked forward to seeing what you created every day, and you NEVER disappointed me. I have really been inspired by you - thanks!

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  38. lovely design and amazing cards. Thank you for these wonder ideas.

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  39. Wow, you have been busy. I love these cards. My favorites are 3 and 4 but they are all great. I just now visited your craft room I am crazy about those drawer units. It's so organized and a fun place to work in.

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  40. Locw how you made your background papers. So pretty.

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  41. These stamps are so versatile. They can make many different looks. Great work and thanks for sharing!

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  42. Amazing...they are all beautiful! TFS!!!

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  43. Great cards! Love the one with the flowers and the bird, the rainbow card and the one with the purple foil.

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  44. Sharyn....I love the embossing folders you used and how beautiful they look. The cards are stunning!

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  45. I really enjoy your use of color...so vibrant!!

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  46. Love those keep calm cards; wonderful inspiration.

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  47. Wonderful variety...thanks for all the inspiration!

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  48. Brilliant - amazing - spectacular. How do you do it, Sharyn? I LOVE your backgrounds. The cards are just fabulous!!!

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  49. Wow you were busy for this blog - what a beautiful collection of cards, one is prettier than the other.

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  50. Beautiful cards and I love the pink bird.

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  51. What a lot of fun you must have had making and sharing your beautiful creations with us.

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  52. What a lot of fun you must have had creating this cards to share with us! They are all so inspiring.

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  53. You have showcased the stamp sets so beautifully! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  54. Wonderful cards...these sets are great!!!
    Jan

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  55. All your cards are gorgeous but that pink bird is inique:-)

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Thank you for your kind comments. I always appreciate hearing from you.