Friday, December 30, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 1


dear friend

Did you make it to the release party last night!?  It sure was a lot of fun chatting it up with all the Gina K fans!!  I love it that everyone can chat together and see the video, contest questions, challenges and SHOP at their leisure!  It’s great that Gina K chats with us too now!!

My first card was made using Melanie’s Stately Flowers 2 which covers flowers from Kentucky, Minnesota and Nebraska!   She draws flowers so wonderfully and realistic, they are so easy to create with!  I wanted to make my Goldenrod flowers stand out on the white layer but yet still use my new Cuttlebug folder Kassie’s Brocade so I decided to just run the sides through the folder and LOVE how it turned out!  I used Wild Dandelion and Black Onyx Pure Luxury cardstock and 5/8” stitched black ribbon

mountain scene

Here is a card I made using Theresa’s new set Mountain Wilderness.  It was my DH’s idea to created a background scene and I thought about using my distress inks to make a ‘painting-like’ sky and ground.  I like how this turned out.   Distress inks are fun to use!  My card base is Green Apple and I layered the main image on black onyx pure luxury cardstock

As you hop through the designer’s blogs, make sure you leave comments on each one for a chance to win a grab bag full of 12 stamps!! We will randomly choose two winners so the more comments you leave, the better chance you have to win. Gina K will announce the winners on her blog.

Here are links to the challenges you can participate in this weekend to win!!  Challenge 1 and Challenge 2

Thanks for stopping by and hope you come back on Monday and Tuesday as the inspiration hops continue! 

Happy New Year to you!!

 

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74 comments on "Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 1"

Becky on 8:29 AM CST said...

Wonderful job on these..Love the embossing.

alex on 8:31 AM CST said...

Thank you for showing us such lovely and inspiring cards :-)

Martha galvez on 8:46 AM CST said...

Great cards , thank you for sharing these. Happy New Years to you as well.

Deb on 9:01 AM CST said...

So gorgeous, Donna! I love the texture and the way the black makes everything pop! Your ink-direct-to-paper scene is amazing!

Jessica on 9:03 AM CST said...

Wow, love the idea to only emboss the sides! Thanks for the inspiration. Lovely cards, TFS

Dainty Diva on 9:11 AM CST said...

Your background technique is super cool.

Janice Jerolymack on 9:14 AM CST said...

Really like both cards, but the 1st one is my fav. Like the cuttlebug on the sides only...great idea!

Kay S on 9:17 AM CST said...

Great idea to use the Cuttlebug folder just along the sides. I need to try that -- it really sets off the beautiful flowers. Cool scene card. Love it that your DH helps you with ideas for your cards! Mine wouldn't have the faintest notion about what to do with a card! LOL!

Olga on 9:17 AM CST said...

The flower and embossing are gorgeous!

Sharon on 9:19 AM CST said...

Great cards! Really like the embossing on the flower card. And the coloring on the second card is beautiful.

Golda on 9:27 AM CST said...

What lovely cards. I like how you embossed just the edges on your flower card.

elizabeth on 9:39 AM CST said...

Beautiful cards. Love the embossing and the rustic look of the second card.

Ellen (aka ScrapStampnMama) on 9:39 AM CST said...

Beautiful cards, love the daisies and the embossing!

Nana Donna on 9:43 AM CST said...

Beautiful cards, great idea by your DH and you pulled it off fabulously got to have this set. Thanks for sharing

Karen (TLgirl353) on 9:55 AM CST said...

Donna- very nice! The side embossing is really cool What a great scene for your second card!

marose6@comcast.net on 9:59 AM CST said...

really like your cards. especially the Mountain wilderness one! great colors but could still be manly!

Liz on 10:00 AM CST said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Linda Palmer on 10:02 AM CST said...

Beautiful flower card, love this embossing on the side and love your wolf, especially the sky.

Verna Angerhofer on 10:40 AM CST said...

What beautiful cards. I love how you added the dry embossing as well. That is outstandingly beautiful!

lamepaw on 10:44 AM CST said...

Donna,
Love the cards. THe Goldenrod looks so delicate. Love the way you used the dry dmbossing. Thanks for sharing.
DonnaB

Crafty Lady on 10:46 AM CST said...

Nice cards... the goldenrod accented by the dry embossing is my favorite.

gobarb26 on 11:03 AM CST said...

Nice...I especially like the goldenrod card. The dry embossing on the sides is beautiful!

Colleen Holmes on 11:34 AM CST said...

Very pretty cards with the embossing on the first one and gorgeous scenery on the 2nd! Awesome inspiration! Happy New Year!!

Michelle on 11:53 AM CST said...

The flower card is so pretty. I like the embossed border, subtle, but highlights the center panel beautifully. It is really cool how much the second card looks like a painting. Very fun effect.

NancyJB said...

Beautiful cards. Great idea to emboss the sides. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

Ravengirl on 11:58 AM CST said...

These are lovely!

Making Jesus Famous on 12:10 PM CST said...

Donna I love your work ....so beautiful!

Joan said...

Both cards are very nice. I like the embossed edge - gets me thinking of other ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Skillern said...

Great ideas, I don't know how you used the distress inks but believe me I will find out how to do it. Thanks for sharing

Sharon on 1:14 PM CST said...

Lovely cards, thanks for the inspiration

StacyC on 1:23 PM CST said...

Beautiful work Donna....

Sue D on 1:54 PM CST said...

Great cards--I like how you used distress inks on the second card.

Lorraine on 2:20 PM CST said...

Your cards are beautiful - love the design of the first one!

Scrapacat on 2:26 PM CST said...

Great idea to emboss only the sides. It turned out very well. Distress inks for the sky, eh? I love it! You are right, it turned out so well! Happy new year!

Gail Spence on 2:34 PM CST said...

I love your create ideas like using the embossing folders on the edges!

pamselinski on 2:47 PM CST said...

I love the stately flower card. Yellow and black are right up my alley. Also the rustic look of the wilderness card is stellar.

Dil on 2:59 PM CST said...

Beautiful stamps! And love the cards you made.

adisaac on 3:11 PM CST said...

great cards, I really like the embossing on the sides of the first card

Crafty Math Chick on 3:16 PM CST said...

These are lovely Donna! I especially like the embossed sides of your floral card.
~Meredith

Trisha on 3:18 PM CST said...

Great job, Donna. Both projects are lovely. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

mtscrapgal on 4:08 PM CST said...

Your hubby had a good idea for the wilderness card. The sky is very lovely. I like the border embossing on the flower card, very effective. Thanks

Lynn B. on 4:17 PM CST said...

Framing the flowers with your embossing folder is a stroke of genius. I MUST try it cuz I just love it!

KonaRose on 4:24 PM CST said...

Aloha again, Donna,
I do think that embossing down both sides of your beautifully colored yellow floral card is exquisite! And that distress inked manly man card - work of art! Love how these turned out!
Best wishes,
Rosy

Susan Sieracki on 4:50 PM CST said...

Great cards. I love how masculine the wolf card looks.

Leslie Turner on 5:11 PM CST said...

Love, love, love your cards, Donna!! As always, your work is exquisite! :D

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop on 6:28 PM CST said...

I like 'em Donna!

Lynne on 7:28 PM CST said...

Especially like the first card with the beautiful flowers and delicate embossing.

Sue Bridges on 8:35 PM CST said...

Very nice!

cdjcape521 on 8:39 PM CST said...

The first card was absolutely inspiring! TFS!

FrancineB on 9:27 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the elegance of the first card and the canvas look of the second. Very neat.

Gayle on 9:42 PM CST said...

Two more gorgeous Donna cards. Love the painted sky on the Mountain Wilderness card.

Anonymous said...

That was a greaaaaaaaaaat idea using the EF on just the sides. It did the trick.
Jean McGee

Robin K on 10:10 PM CST said...

Just love the new stamp sets! Happy stamping!

Nanette on 10:17 PM CST said...

Very nice! I like the first card the best.

Melanie on 11:01 PM CST said...

I really like the embossed sides on the flower card and the streaky technique-y scene! :)

Pat Jandacek on 11:21 PM CST said...

Love the cards and that e.f. You did a great job on the wolf scene.

Fernanda on 11:28 PM CST said...

love how you used the embossing folder to frame the flowers! The wilderness card has so many unique details that are gorgeous!

Neesey on 1:19 AM CST said...

I love the layout using the embossing folder just on the sides. Nice use of color with the alcohol inks. Nice look. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kris on 2:24 AM CST said...

Fabulous work! Really love the wolf one and how you used the inks like painting! My fav set of this release is the mountain wilderness... maybe it's because I live in Alaska! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

naneruth on 8:12 AM CST said...

Two beautiful cards!

Carol E on 8:23 AM CST said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing them.

Debbie Rogers on 9:40 AM CST said...

Love the embossing on your flower card...Simply beautiful!

Sonia on 10:09 AM CST said...

Great cards! I love the use of the embossing on the sides of your first card and the use of the distress inks to make it look like a painting is wonderful!

Bobbi's Paper Trail on 10:59 AM CST said...

WOW! That's all I can say. Both cards are stunning! Love how that cuttlebug folder design is on the sides of the card. I would never have thought to do that! Thanks for the ideas and thanks for sharing your obvious great talent! Happy New Year !

Sheahasu on 1:17 PM CST said...

I'm going to have to get out my new distress inks (my first ever) and play with them now. I love how you did the background!

Pati on 5:23 PM CST said...

I really like the flower card with the embossing on the sides, very nice!

zehra on 5:53 PM CST said...

Very nice cards, love what you create and congrats on being published

Michele from MS on 8:20 AM CST said...

Congratulations on getting published! Persistence pays off right??? Beautiful cards...love the embossing just on the sides! Thanks for sharing your ideas and hope you have a happy new year Donna!
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Betty Neville on 4:12 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards Donna! The embossing on the sides on your first card adds such an elegant touch! Big congrats on being published! Happy New Year!

--Marcy on 7:53 PM CST said...

Great inspiration! Happy New Year!

Carolina on 12:40 AM CST said...

Love the bit of embossing on the first card and the black ribbon is the perfect touch! Wonderful scene you created on the second!!!

Sandy (Cheesy) on 7:13 AM CST said...

Yes, I love how that flower card turned out. The embossing really makes the center image stand out. Thanks for a great idea.

Theresa on 9:13 AM CST said...

These are gorgeous, Donna! Love that scene. Congrats on the CM pubs!!!

Vicki Dutcher on 2:58 PM CST said...

Beautiful sky on the wolf card!!

ps - your avatar is fabulous!

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