Friday, October 21, 2011

Gina K Designs Inspiration Hop!


Welcome to Day 1 of Gina K Designs' three days of Inspiration Hops! Today we're sharing projects made with two newly released sets: Strength and Hope by Theresa Momber, and Basket Additions by Melanie Muenchinger.

My first card features a gorgeous image and wonderful sentiment from Theresa's Strength and Hope.  This beautiful pink ribbon topped with lilies is so elegant, and I absolutely love this sentiment.  

In the close-up photo, all the sparkle, texture, and dimension of the paper tole is more visible. There are two layers of lilies atop the ribbon.  This card is my entry for Emily's PINK release party challenge, and it also qualifies for the HYCCT challenge I hosted on SCS on Wednesday, although I will probably enter it in Jessica's pink ribbon HYCCT challenge instead!  I'll be including it in the package of cards I send to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Theresa will be donating all of the proceeds from the first month of sales of her set, Strength and Hope, to cancer research.

Notes:
Copic markers, Spica glitter pens
Cuttlebug and textile embossing folder
Self-adhesive pearls
pink lace


Here's a picnic basket filled to the rim with delicious things! Melanie's set, Basket Additions, also includes images for the crafter in addition to fillers perfect for Fall, Christmas, and even Valentine's Day!  This is such a versatile set, extending the mileage of Melanie's previous interchangeable basket sets.  LOVE that!  This card follows Theresa's release party sketch challenge!  Hope you'll play along!

Notes:
Gina K Pure Luxury Card Stock
Melanie's Basket Additions and Holiday Basket
"For You" sentiment from Pleasant Plurals
Falling For You patterned paper 
Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink
Classic square nestabilities
Copic markers
scallop edge punch
button
jute thread

Here is the list of designers who are sharing their projects today.  I hope to see you back again for Day 2 on Monday!  In the meantime, have a great weekend!  Stay inky!

89 comments:

  1. Juts love this design with Theresa's set, the embossing is so pretty, it was one of my favorites from the party! This picnic card is terrific, I think it's such a romantic one to give a guy, gorgeous colors and great job with the sketch!

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  2. Oh so elegant on the ribbon card Deb, love it! The basket is just yummy looking!

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  3. Deb, these at so stunning! Love all that layering.

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  4. Pretty, pretty cards, Deb! I really like how you did the depth on the flowers.

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  5. Beautiful cards, Deb -- I especially love the pink/black embossed white Hope card!

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  6. ADORE that pink ribbon card and your basket is so warm and inviting!

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  7. Lovely - I appreciate the close-up showing the details of the decoupaged area (paper tole).

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  8. These cards are beautiful--they are so perfect!

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  9. Wow! Very elegant cards. I love the dimension the cards have. Great job! Thank you!

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  10. Beautiful love the embossing on first card

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  11. great inspiring cards, love the use of texture on the first one and the colours of the second

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE your Strength and hope card!

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  13. Love them both, the embossing on the strength and hope card is beautiful and really sets the image off. The picnic looks good enough to eat, thank you for sharing!

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  14. Gorgeous cards, Deb! There you go with the pink and black again! Love it! And love the dimension on the basket card!

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  15. Deb, your hope card is absolutely stunning! Love the texture and color. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  16. Both such beautiful cards but the cancer one looks awesome and so elegant.

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  17. Deb your Strength and Hope card is beautiful. I particularly like the raised flowers

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  18. This is so beautiful! I love the embossing background.

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  19. Deb, your ribbon card is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. So feminine and fragile looking. Just what you'd want in a card of that sort. And the basket card is great too!

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  20. The embossed background and pink lace really make the the first card perfect! And LOVE the colors and design of the fall card too!

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  21. Your Strength and Hope card is just stunning. Add some chocolate to the basket and I'll be there.

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  22. Your "Hope" card is just gorgeous! I love the embossed background you chose...it goes perfectly with this set! Nice job.

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  23. Deb, beautiful strength & hope card and fantastic tip about layering the flower....perfect.

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  24. The strength & hope card is outstanding with the embossing, layering and great coloring!

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  25. Your Cards are SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  26. Your "strength and hope" card, very, very lovely!

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  27. The strength and hope card is so elegant! Love your cards!

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  28. Great cards, but your Ribbon one is really, really GORGEOUS. Love all that rich texture, your coloring and that ribbon treatment! TFS!!

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  29. I wish it was easier to send comments on some of these blogs. For some reason it says on this one that I am not authorized to view it. Anyway I am Kim Hill from StampTv and am following the hop. Love your cards :)

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  30. Oh so gorgeous the white embossed card! Lovely basket card also.

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  31. Deb, your Strength and Hope card is amazing. LOVE the embossing and how you 'popped' the image! Thanks!
    Madeleen

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  32. LOVE the lacy embossed look on your first card, Deb~very elegant layout. and the picnic basket is so inviting!

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  33. Oh Deb - I REALLY like your hope card - your basket card is pretty too, but the embossing and lace is so elegant and classic! And all the layering and sparkly touches you added to it? FANTASTIC!

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  34. Love your beautiful cards! Your pink ribbon card absolutely speaks to my heart. It's a beautiful combination of elements!

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  35. Beautiful cards! And I love your use of fall colors on your basket card.

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  36. Love these beautiful cards! I love the lovely white embossing on the first one!

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  37. Stunning "Hope" card -- so awesome with the added texture

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  38. Honortem@embarqmail.comOctober 21, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    Beautiful embossing!! It is so stunning

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  39. So love the cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. I love every element on your Strength and Hope card -- receiving it would make anyone feel better and forget their problems...

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  41. USING THE EMBOSSED BACKGROUND ON YOUR FIRST CARD REALLY MAKE IT A SPECIAL CARD.

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  42. How Beautiful is this the cards are great love the colors and the paper. love the embossed background. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    http://www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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  43. Your Strength and Hope card is just beautiful. Your Basket Additions card is lovely, too.

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  44. Absolutely adorable! Love the idea.

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  45. Deb,

    Gorgeous creations! I love all of the texture on the Strength and Hope card; great use of an embossing folder.

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  46. Elegant ribbon card-love the embossing. The picnic basket card is also eye catching.
    Sandy

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  47. Hi Deb! These are awesome cards!! Esp love the ribbon & flowers card. So gorgeous!! Have a lovely weekend, my friend!

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  48. I like the embossing you did on the Strength and Hope card.
    Hazel
    hdhall6002 at sbcglobal dot net

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  49. Love the embossing background!! Just gorgeous cards!! So inspiring!!

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  50. What absolutely beautiful cards! Your Strength and Hope card is just stunning with the beautiful embossed background and pink lace, along with the pearls! Love the design of the Basket Card and your coloring is awesome!

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  51. Love the embossing - really sets off the image. Enjoying all the ideas for the basket.

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  52. Both cards are great, but I especially like the fun of the basket card>

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  53. Very elegant card!!

    jamie
    mays331@embarqmail.com

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  54. Love your cards!!! Gorgeous!

    TFS,
    Victoria Merrick
    angelicmsn1@aol.com

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  55. The embossing makes everything look so elegant!

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  56. Stunning embossed with dimension card!

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  58. Simply lovely! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  59. Beautiful cards! Love the colors!

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  60. beautiful cards! The strength and hope one is just so soft and sweet. Very nicely done! Cute polka dot paper with that big button and twine. Love it!

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  61. Love both cards...but that first one is so perfect for encouraging a friend. Great job!

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  62. Love the colors on both of your cards!

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  63. Thank you so much for sharing your work.I lost my son David to cancer in 2005.He was only 26.Sincerely,Sandra Hess from Ohio

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  64. Lovely card, the pink is so soft and beautiful, love both cards

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  65. gorgeous hope card, love all the pop dotting on your cards, and the colours chosen, the basket card is wonderful as well

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  66. These are so lovely deb!! I absolutely love them. SO elegant!

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  67. Your "Strength and Hope" card is so very elegant!

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  68. Love the elegance of the strength and hope card. Both cards are beautiful.

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  69. Such beautiful cards Deb! Love the soft elegance of your "hope" card, and the rich colors of your second card!

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  70. Deb - Always love your card designs. They are always so gorgeous. Your work is amazing and so are both of these stamp sets.
    Marcie

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  71. Such gorgeous cards and beautiful stamp sets, tfs

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  72. Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspirastion!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. What lovely cards Deb, so pretty, I love how you layered the flowers and ribbon in the first card,and love the colors you used for the second.
    Great work.
    Thanks for sharing
    Donna

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  74. Pretty pretty. Love the colors and ribbon you used.

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  75. Your white card is one of my favorites with this set - gorgeous in every way! Love what you did with the wine basket - sooo darlin'!

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  76. Oooo la la....that pink card is the most elegant!!!

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  77. The ribbon on top of the embossing, just beautiful.

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