Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day 1

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Wow!!!!  What a release!!!  So many new Gina K. Designs stamp sets and images....absolute eye candy!!!!  Did you party with us and place your order for stamps you couldn't resist???  LOL  Well join us now for some super inspiration for the awesome new stamps!!!



First up are 2 brand new sets designed by Melanie Muenchinger......I am in LOVE!!!!  Stately Flowers includes my very own Colorado Columbine!!!  I had some of the traditional blue variety in my wedding bouquet many years ago!  Columbines have an obvious special place in my heart!!


Many of you may not know that the Rocky Mountain Columbine comes in many color varieties.....and we have several of them that grow on our mountain property!!  They're all just spectacular!!!  Unfortunately we had much bear activity this summer since the bird feeder got hung up directly over the Columbines on the upper deck.  The naughty bears foraged for the dropped birdseed among the flowers......but we hope they still survived!!  We'll find out next summer!  LOL  For this card I used Pure Luxury in White, Grass Green, Wild Dandelion, Lipstick Red and Lovely Lavender to complement the flower color combos. 

This next card uses Melanie's next new set, Make A Statement.....it's a companion set to the first one and will go with all of the State Flowers as Melanie will be releasing sets eventually to cover all 50 States!!!


Of course I HAD to color a Columbine pink!!!  Heehee!!  And make a special invitation to come visit me in my home State!!  You will LOVE all the travel and home pride possibilities with this set!!!

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Now Gina is also introducing several mini sets...or Duos!!  Watch for some with most of the releases!!!  I'm using Master Butterfly for this simple CAS design.


I just stamped very simply the image over the sentiment and then used my Scor Pal for some dimension...and a bit of ribbon!  There are so many encouraging and quick cards you can make with this little Duo!!

Now you'll want to hop along to see what the rest of the Design Team has for some wonderful inspiration!!!  And remember to comment as you hop for a chance to win!!  Winners will be randomly chosen and will receive a Grab Bag of at least 12 stamps valued up to $24.95!!!!



~ Have A Creative Day! ~

77 comments:

  1. Gorgeous job on this new release Lee, I just love how you did the flowers in different colors.

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  2. Gorgeous cards, Lee! I love that triptych.

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  3. Wonderful samples -- wonderful party! Wouldn't be the same without your characters for sure!!

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  4. All absolutely breathtaking! So pretty!!

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  5. That trio is such a great design, love the repetition!

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  6. Super job on all of these Lee! Love that you included the pink one!

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  7. Beautiful Love what you did with the flower cards. All are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Wow!!! You blew these sets away, GF!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pink card AND the Columbines are fab!!!

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  9. lovely Lee!!!! I love them all but I really like the first one with the 3 Colombines!!!

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  10. Love the extra information provided. Thanks!

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  11. Gorgeousness...squealing...beautiful!

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  12. I adore how you colored all three flowers differently ... stunning effect. Your CAS butterfly card is beautiful! Would love to come visit your great state of Colorado ... on my bucket list of places to go!

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  13. I would give just about anything to be in your beautiful state right now. I love Colorado, and your columbines are a gorgeous reminder of that.

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  14. Love the color combos on the flowers. Would love to see the real flowers--they look so beautiful!

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  15. Beautiful cards - especially the flowers!

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  16. Love the use of texture... Great ideas!

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  17. Really beautiful! I used the Columbine flower too. But, it looked lavender on my computer, so not knowing how it looked irl, that's how I colored it. So they are a shade of blue instead? Anyway, great job!! Hugs,

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  18. All gorgeous cards, thank you for being so inspiring : )

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  19. Love your unique idea of the flower trio and the beautiful color shading.

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  20. Love the story about the bears ~ I can relate! The cards are all beautiful and love the pink card inviting everyone to Colorado!

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  21. lovely ideaas. Can't wait for my stamp set to get here so I can play too. LOL

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  22. Those are really beautiful cards. ^_^ I wish I have the money to buy those stamps.

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  23. Gorgeous Lee...great job on these new sets!

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  24. Love your cards Lee and how proud you are to be from Colorado :) Hope your Columbines come back!

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  25. Love the flower card but I like the sentiment on the butterfly card.

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  26. Lee, hope your columbines survived the bears. We have several planted on our hill side also as well as poppies. Both give a wonderful display come spring. I just love Mel's new stamp sets. Can't wait for the others as well. Fabulous cards.
    Marcie

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  27. Wowza girlfriend, these are beautiful!!!!

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  28. Each and every project is lovely! ;D

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  29. How gorgeous is this love the three flowers togeather. love the colrs and papers. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  30. So grateful that you showed us how to color the Columbine. I wouldn't have had a clue without your information and example. Love learning from someone who actually KNOWS!

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  31. Wow!!! Gorgeous cards. Love the flower card.

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  32. Yes, isn't this a great way to welcome friends to your state. I am from MONTANA- the Big sky country

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  33. Good Job love the variety of samples made from the stamps.

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  34. love your columbines....and the cards too of course.

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  35. Great projects. My favorite is the butterfly one. Simple and elegant.

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  36. Lovin all your cards Lee, but especially the pink and white using the Columbine and Make a Statement as well as all the bling! it is simply stunning!!!

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  37. Lovely cards, Lee! The Master Butterfly card is exquisite!

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  38. Such fabulous creations! I love your style! Thanks for the story of the bears... we don't have that problem down this far south (in Australia). Still, it would be awesome living in the mountains! I am born and bred country, and wouldn't go back to the city for all the money in the world! But I'd love to live rurally in other countries too!
    hugs and blessings, from Australia,
    Pauline

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  39. I missed the party and these new sets are fabulous!

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  40. Neat to see the different colored flowers!

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  41. Beautiful creations! Cool designs!

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  42. What beautiful cards. Plus, having lived in Colorado, I'm partial to the Columbine.

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  43. Love your columbine, too, Lee. Great cards.

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  44. Fabulous cards. Excellent color selection on the Make a Statement card :-)

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  45. Great cards, Lee.....thinking you may be able to have Colorado change the color of your state flower from the blue columbine to a PINK one! Go for it!!!

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  46. WOW!! Absolutely elegant - love it!

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  47. Fantastic cards! Thanks for all the info about the Columbines.

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  48. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  49. I love the way you layered or stacked the images. THat first card is a stunner.

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  50. Great use of the Columbine flower stamp! I like how you featured the different colors. Beautiful butterfly card also.

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  51. Beautiful samples Lee! I don't think I have seen Rocky Mountain Columbines before - thank you for the inspiration!

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  52. I love columbine and really like the 3-image long card you made. The CAS card is one of my favorites, maybe because I'm running out of time on making my card packs for gifts.

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  53. I always learn cool things when I stop by here - thanks, Lee! Bears? Yikes! Be safe!

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  54. Great cards! Love how you went with the sentiment over the butterfly... unique! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  55. Well I am learning about flowers now too. Great job!

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  56. Loved the simplicity of the butterfly card, thanks for sharing.

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  57. You did it again...Always lovely Lee!

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  58. Nice work. I like the butterfly card the best...CAS!

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  59. i've never seen these flowers :(
    they must be beautiful - but I can do without the bears LOL
    your cards are fantastic!!

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  60. I like how you put the heart on Colorado!

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  61. All beautiful, as usual. I live in IL, but I love columbines. I have purple, pink, pink and white,all white, peach....And it all started with volunteers! When we moved to a different house, I took some flowerpots that I'd had in my yard. The next spring, columbines sprouted! Now, 4 years later, I have them everywhere!

    Your coloring is fabulous!

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  62. Super versatile sets with lovely images! It is so fun to see all the different projects they can make. Thanks for the inspiration!]



    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. Your coloring on the columbine is awesome. It reminds me of my mom's garden when I was a kid.

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  64. i liked your statement card and pretty flowers

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  65. Beautiful coloring! Columbine grows very well in my yard in Alaska too, I think I've had all three of the color combos you have on your first card. They are hardy flowers, and spread like crazy when one doesn't carefully cut them when they've gone to seed, before our valley wind spreads them everywhere! I'm lazy that way : )

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  66. All these are beautiful. Love how you did the last card. Lots of layers.

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  67. Beautiful butterfly card and love the Colorado cards.

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