Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gina K Designs Inspiration Day 2!


Welcome back for another day of inspiration using the newly released sets from Gina K Designs!  Today  we're sharing sets using Tami's set, Home Is, and Theresa's Celebrate the Season.

Before saying another word, I want to say "thank you" to all of you for your sweet comments!  I'm so grateful that you visit my blog and take the time to say something nice about my cards!  I am especially honored that some of you even become followers!

Living in a military town, it seems there are always wives anxiously awaiting the return of their husbands from deployment.  That thought inspired my first card.  The days apart seem long and dreary, but homecoming is a sunny, bright, rainbows-and-yellow-ribbons kinda day!

Notes:  
Home Is
Gina K Pure Luxury card stock
Basic Grey Nordic Holiday designer paper
Echo Park Summer Days designer paper
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink
Cutterbee paper snips
Pop Dots (1/2 and 1/4 inch)
Copic markers
twine


My second card, made for my "Holiday Math" release party challenge, features a darling snowman from Theresa's Celebrate the Season.  Here's the math equation:

   4 (or more) colors
+ 3 embellishments
+ 2 diecut or punched elements
+ 1 stamp set
= 1 holiday card

You can add all the glitter and stickles you want!  The snowflake on my card is covered with 'em!

The intarsia hearts design looks like ribbon, but that is optical illusion!  It is actually a strip of patterned paper cut from Basic Grey's Nordic Holiday designer paper!

Notes:
White craft ink
Nestabilities snowflake, classic ovals
Pop Dots (1/2 and 1/4 inch)
Copic markers
buttons
fiber

Here are today's participants:

93 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Deb! Beautiful shading on the tree and I just love the colors on the snowman card!

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  2. Nice work, Deb! Love both of your cards - the ribbon on the snowman cards is awesome - it grabbed my eye at the party Tuesday night! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Very clever layering on your first card. Your Christmas card sure is an inspiration! My mind is still working out the math :D

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  4. Lovely cards loved the math idea

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  5. I love how layering can make a card and yours is a great example of that. Ready for making Christmas cards now!

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  6. Hi Deb! Both cards are gorgeous!! Esp love the snowman card, he's adorable.

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  7. Can't wait to play the challenges. I love the papers you chose for the snowman, and that come home card is so darling. Thank you for thinking of the families at home waiting on their hero's return.

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  8. Both cards are fantastic. great work.

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  9. Love how the tree stands out! Very nice cards.

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  10. I adore both of these cards! Shows how the tree set can be so versatile!

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  11. Fun use of the challenge! Very nice. Really like the large sentiment - it is working so well with these blog hop samples!

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  12. Great job on both cards. After seeing your snowman, I will definitely have to get this set.

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  13. Judy I, St. Louis MOSeptember 15, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Your cards are both great, but I especially like the sentiment "come home soon".

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  14. Clever! I love the designer paper-as-ribbon! That paper goes perfectly with the snowman. :)

    Shala

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  15. These are both so cute. Love the layering

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  16. Very cute. The DP ribbon idea - great!

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  17. every card with the snowman is awesome

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  18. Beautifuly done. love the cards. you did such a great job a layering. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  19. Loved your color combo's. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I AM IN LOVE WITH THE "HOLIDAY" CARD!!!! The cooler palettes of blues and purps r always my number 1 fave...and u've outdone it. Thnx for the equation cuz it helps those of us who r a lil manic and r always wondering"was that too much glitter?"!!!! thanx for sharing ur OUTSTANDING talents!!!

    BY:triciacarrier81@yahoo.com

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  21. Both cards are cute-very cute. "Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree..." a great way to welcome home a hero! Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  22. Very attractive cards, Deb. The color combinations are just right, and I liked the way you colored the tree and the sun. The snowman card is a keeper!

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  23. Very pretty! Love the sketch on the first one!

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  24. Me encanta tu tarjeta, ese arbolito y el sol que ilumina todo.

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  25. Both cards are adorable, Deb! TFS

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  26. Two beautiful cards, I will be working on the challenge tomorrow, as I have been at work all day today

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  27. Wonderful cards. Your designs always pop!

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  28. Two fabulous cards, Deb. The DP you used on each works beautifully :)

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  29. such pretty cards. Thanks so much Deb for the inspiration!!

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  30. Wonderful job on both cards! I like the added yellow ribbon [around the tree]

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  31. Deb: Loved both of your cards. Love my snowman. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Loved your cards. Great way to layer and use of colors/prints on your first card. Love the snowman they're so hard to resist,your card just enhanced him.
    Pat G.

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  33. Love how you off-centered the paper on the first card! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Cute, cute, cute! Love the yellow "ribbon" 'round the old oak tree, and I love your math! :)

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  35. Love the layering on your "Home is" card. Really super! And that snowman image is one of my favorites. Both cards are great.

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  36. I love your tree with the yellow ribbon! What a fun idea.

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  37. Very, very pretty Deb! Love the paper you used!

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  38. Beautiful! I love these new sets and all the inspiring projects made with them!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. love the colours on both, but the snowman one is the fav because of the blues.

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  40. Love your Home is card, Deb, with the mix of patterned papers and your math works perfectly for the snowman card.

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  41. Wow, your layering never ceases to amaze me! LOVE your colour choices on the Home Is card - so cheerful and happy! And your Christmas card is gorgeous too! The ribbon reminds me of my Norwegian wool sweaters :)

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  42. Love both, but the military welcome card was so sweet!

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  43. I love your cards ~ So cute, and so clever!

    Thanks so much for a chance to win a set of stamps!!!

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  44. Awesome snowman card. Cute 4-3-2-1 concept.

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  45. Love all the beautiful cards and ideas. Thank you.

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  46. Love your first card, it's so bright and cheery! Oh and you just reminded me to go make that challenge card, thanks! :)

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  47. I think the layering in your first card is neat. When I saw it, it reminded me of an old-fashion airmail envelope (the diagonal stripes). The yellow ribbon around the tree, makes me think of waiting for my brothers when they joined the Army. Lovely!

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  48. Both cards are great! I really like your mixture of stripes & dots on your first card.

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  49. Beautiful cards. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  50. love this scene you made, shadows and sponging are great!

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  51. Clever math challenge Deb. Love your cards. You designs are always top notch.
    Marcie

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  52. Adorable cards Deb!! Love your tree design with the fun dp and design. Your snowman is so cute and love the white sentiment :)

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  53. Love the layout of both cards and that yellow ribbon around the tree is sweet!! Made me think of Tony Orlando's song! LOL

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  54. Cute cards. I love the combination of colors.

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  55. Tami's set IS perfect for military families isn't it? (Well ALL families really, LOL!) I like your contrast of diagonally striped and polka DP on that card. And I love your cool and classic holiday card made with the adorable snowman from Theresa's new set too! These are great Deb! :)

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  56. Great cards Deb! Love the Come Home Soon card! As a military mom, I would love to case this card!

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  57. Honortem@ embarqmail.comSeptember 15, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Wonderful Cards! Love the ribbons you use

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  58. Wow, I keep seeing the tree and the snowman and I love them both. You are so talented TFS
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

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  59. Love the layering & the snowman card is beautiful!

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  60. The more I see, the more I want these stamps. You are all giving such inspiration.

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  61. Really cute! TFS CallyAnn
    callyannc@live.com

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  62. Honortem@embarqmail.comSeptember 16, 2011 at 12:58 AM

    You are so creative with your designs ! Great job

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  63. Great cards, Deb! Your come home soon card is very uplifting and the snowman card is perfect -- great colors and design!

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  64. The snowman added up to one adorable card.

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  65. Hi Deb! LOVE your cards. The first so bright and cheery and the second is awesome too. I love the buttons, snowflake and trim. Such great projects! BTW, I just signed up as a follower. Love your blog!

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  66. Some great images -- and sample cards - for fall and winter cards! Thax for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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  67. Beautiful projects. Just absolutely love the layering and colors.

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  68. Love your cards, Deb! Terrific talent!

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  69. Such darlin' cards - love the way you tied a bit of twine around that adorable tree and your Christmas card is just precious in every way! Hope you have a wonderful Friday!!!

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  70. What adorable cards...I love them all.

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  71. Wonderful! Love the yellow ribbon "round the old oak tree"

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  72. LOVE!!! Your recipe card is the CUTEST!!!!

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  73. Your tree card is definitely cheerful and would make anyone's day bright! Love your snowman card with all the lovely embellishments! The Basic Grey's Nordic Holiday designer paper is delightful and at first I thought it was lace or stitched trim, then to find out what it was.........it's so very cute!!

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  74. Sweet! Cute snowman

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  75. fabulous cards Deb! love your home card & cute snowman

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  76. Love what you did with both stamp sets, especially love the snowman

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