Friday, January 1, 2010

Ringing in the New Year Melanie Muenchinger style!


Hoppy_Birthday
Today, 25 designers are helping celebrate Melanie’s 2nd Anniversary illustrating with Gina K. Designs!  I have been having so much fun designing with her stamps – from the very beginning!  She is one of the best illustrators out there, hand drawing most of her images, because she’s good like that!  Her sets are so versatile and they are very fun to mix & match too!  Here are a few of my favorite projects and a never before seen one at the end! 
hoppy_birthday_inside
First up is her 2nd Set, Just So Hoppy that I had so much fun with – I made a huge pop up card using all of the characters. For close up views of the hoppys please see my post The Gang’s All Here

What_Cancer_Cannot_Do
I made this tin for Melanie’s 2nd contest using What’s in Your Tin 2  – What Cancer Cannot Do (click to read the post about the recipient). 
Inside_cancer_tin





raider scarf
Here is a project I made last month, most of the gifts we give are handmade, it saves us money (since we’re building a house and have been on  a perpetual budget) and I love making things!  2 of my brother-in-laws in California are big Raider fans so I made them fleece scarves.

raider tag closeup
Here is a close up of the tag I made, using Just so Sporty and Sporty Accessories.  I LOVE having sets to make projects that appeal to the men in my life!


frankie scarf
Can you tell he liked it?  He nearly always wears some form of silver (grey) & black, showing his team spirit, so as soon as he opened it, he modeled it for us! 
Next, be sure to hop through the following designers' blogs using every set she has created since January 2008, from the first to the 25th! Then go to Melanie's'
blog
to leave a comment for a chance to win a number of different prizes! So let's get hopping!
Here we go!
Just So Hippy-Charmaine
Just So Hoppy- me!!
What's in Your Tin 1 & 2- me!!
Hip Hop Accessories-Bee
Jumping for Joy-Barb
Cuddles and Hugs-Jessie
Little Tees
-Cat
Just So Sporty-Pam
A Year of Flowers-Theresa
Say it with Flowers-Selma
Have a Cookie-Carolina
Tee Talk-Gabby
Hand in Hand-Ally
The Best Things in Life-Shannon, Sankari
A Charmed Life-Cathy
Wee Tees-Libby, Laura Jean
Arranged with Love-Selma
Sporty Accessories
-Tina
Inspiration Mosaic-Jennie
School Sports Spirit-Melissa
A Year of Leaves-Geri
Hip to Be Square-Karen
Festive Frame-Linda
Tech Talk- Lee


Finally, Nina and Jessica from the GinaK Senior Design Team have joined in, too!
You can also get in on the hop yourself and increase your chances of winning a prize by creating your own project with any one of Melanie's sets and linking it in the Mr. Linky in her post, see full details here.

Hope you can join the fun! Enjoy your first hop of the year! Pin It

48 comments on "Ringing in the New Year Melanie Muenchinger style!"

joy on 12:13 AM CST said...

Love your special tin "What Cancer cannot do", I'm sure it meant a lot to Sherry. Thanks for sharing your special project

Tina Gilliland on 12:24 AM CST said...

Donna those are FANTASTIC!!! I LOVE them both. I have a cousin who is the same way... all black/silver/Raider all the way!! LOL

Cathy on 12:32 AM CST said...

Donna, Always love looking at your creations. Love your gifts and the tags were wonderful to go with them. Happy New Year!

Allison Cope on 12:47 AM CST said...

Super projects Donna!

JessicaK on 1:20 AM CST said...

Awesome showcasing of these sets, Donna. Wow. That pop-up card is awesome.

Lyneen on 1:22 AM CST said...

Love your tin.... great story... wonderful ideas. TFS

Happy New Year!

Natalie on 1:31 AM CST said...

Your pop-up card is so cute, love it!! And the Raider gifts are just over the top!! My brother-in-law is a major Raider fan (I'm on the 49er side)and is always trying to get us to the "dark side" Ha! Great gifts for the fan in the family!! Awesome idea!

Theresa Momber on 1:31 AM CST said...

Total fabulousness, Donna! You have a special flair with Mel's stamps!!

TexasGrammy on 2:07 AM CST said...

Fabulous ideas with these stamp sets, Donna! Love the breast cancer awareness tin & goodies, plus the great idea of the coordinating tag for the fleece team scarves!

Happy New Year!
~Bev

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 2:45 AM CST said...

Ohhhh I remember those pop up party animals Donna!!!! Sooo cuuute!!! You sure show Melanie's sets off fabulously my friend!!! Happy New Year to you and John!!!

Carolina on 4:30 AM CST said...

First of all Happy New Year!!! I've been crazy busy with getting my new site up and just have not had a minute to come by and wish you that, so wanted to say that first to you and John! I hope this year brings you both peace, love and health!

BTW - I had to cancel the item I sent to you because they missed the Christmas deadline (augh, never ordering from them again) so instead expect a surprise gift in the next week or so.

Okay, now onto your fabulous projects - LOVE them! You always make each set shine and as I've told you many times you make me want sets I didn't think I needed it. Hugs friend and looking forward to seeing you soon at CHA!!!

catdidit on 5:30 AM CST said...

Oh so awesome Donna! I loved all of your designs with the sets over the years! Happy New year to you my friend! huggggsss

lasona on 6:26 AM CST said...

Absolutely stunning thanks for sharing

StampinCathy on 7:40 AM CST said...

WOW all your projects are so amazing and inspiring. Happy New Year!

Melanie on 8:03 AM CST said...

oh great idea for the fan scares, the tag is sucha great masculine design! love the hoppy poppy! hee! thanks for sharing these oldie but goodies!!

Carla (cmsuto) on 8:31 AM CST said...

Awesome projects, Donna! What great designs showcasing Melanie's sets!

lisa808 on 8:37 AM CST said...

Thanks for sharing your fab projects. The tin is so special.

Maria Levine on 8:53 AM CST said...

Fabulous job! Love that scarf. Handmade gifts are the best!

Cheryl on 9:26 AM CST said...

I love your projects, especially the tin. Great job.

Pamela Smerker on 9:38 AM CST said...

Wonderful projects Donna. I absolutely adore your work. Happy New Year!

Monika/Buzsy on 9:48 AM CST said...

Fabulous projects Donna! You always so creative with animals and cute stamps... love everything you come up with. Happy New Year!

Rhonda Miller on 10:06 AM CST said...

Great creations. TFS.

Whimcees on 10:13 AM CST said...

I love all your creations, but I really love the Hoppy characters!

Wishing you all good things in the new year!

Barbara Diane

Lori on 10:18 AM CST said...

That pop up card is my favorite!

Marie on 10:34 AM CST said...

what fun...I am hopping along

redwasher1 on 11:01 AM CST said...

WOW! Donna, you amaze me with your talent!! Fantastic job!!

Libby Hickson on 11:03 AM CST said...

Such great stuff Donna! But I especially love the pop up card - SUPER CUTE!!

Sue VanDeVusse on 12:22 PM CST said...

That pop up card is fantastic! I love the tin, such a great idea and your tag coordinates perfectly with that scarf.

Lynne in NI on 1:25 PM CST said...

Wow, all fabulous projects!
:D

Casmiles on 1:32 PM CST said...

I love the hoppy card. I'm rushing out the door, opened my mail - big mistake, and will now look forward to rushing home to check our the rest of the hop. And you've shown me a new set I have to buy - Think Pink - what a great idea with the tin - and I can use it for "purple" - ALZ which is my main cause, of course cancer is second on my list - so it can be used for both and more. Thanks, Donna - Happy New Year!

Vickie Kertz on 3:02 PM CST said...

Love the pop up card. Thanks for sharing

Denise Trottier on 3:58 PM CST said...

I just love that pop-up card...you do wonders. Happy New Year...
Denise Trottier

Payne Holler Cards on 4:10 PM CST said...

just am always amazed at your creations! and these are no exceptions! TFS!!!
Happy New Year!

~Q~ on 5:46 PM CST said...

Love the pop-up card!!!

Laura Jean (LJ) on 6:28 PM CST said...

Party animals are so cute donna! :)

Christi on 6:56 PM CST said...

Wow girl!! Everything is amazing!!!

joanne on 7:33 PM CST said...

You make fun loving projects -

Shawna on 8:15 PM CST said...

What wonderful projects!!!! I love them all!

SHARLENE LEBLANC on 8:31 PM CST said...

Grea job. well done

Lagene on 8:37 PM CST said...

Thanks for showcasing for the hop, Really loved the Tin!

Sandra on 9:51 PM CST said...

wow! love your work!
Sandra

Ravengirl on 10:37 PM CST said...

Wonderful projects! Melanie is an amazing artist and you made her stamps just sing!

Diane on 6:10 AM CST said...

Very cute projects...love that pop up!

Shannon on 8:04 AM CST said...

WOW....love all your projects!!!!

Terri E. on 8:08 AM CST said...

Fun pop up card for Mel's set.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jessie/knightrone on 10:42 AM CST said...

Absolutely fabulous as always girlie!!

Christi on 11:51 AM CST said...

Oh, wow! All of your projects are fabulous!!! I love the Just So Hoppy pop up card!

mary McMillan on 12:18 PM CST said...

Too cute. Your blog is wonderful. Love the stamps.

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