Monday, March 12, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2!


The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!


Since my mom loves elephants and collects elephant trinkets, there was no question which of Theresa's Wild About You images would see ink first.  I stamped it on one of the solids from the Basic Grey Little Black Dress 6 x 6 pad, then colored it with Copic markers.  I chose a coordinating print for a background on a layout inspired by the triangular shaped cloths that are often draped over the heads of service or circus elephants.  The "peace" sentiment seems to go along with these clean, simple, uncluttered lines.  I really love black and kraft together!


Here's a cute lucky duck from Rupa's Blooming with Blessings!  Isn't this a fun way to encourage someone to strut their stuff?!  I love the happy colors in this GKD Casual Friday designer paper!

Here's more inspiration for today!

100 comments:

  1. The Elephant card is just so classy. love the layout and the little splashing duck card is adorable :-)

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    1. Awesome designs Deb on both of these! Love that elephant one especially!

      *and I'm 'replying to Alex's comment because that's the only way I can comment on your blog! :D

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  2. Oh, Deb, the elephant card is amazing! Love the way you captured the feel of African design. Your duck card is adorable!

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  3. I love your use of the dp on each of the cards. Really perfect!

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  4. Just gorgeous. I ordered the two new sets.... I can hardly wait to get my hands on them. I had the opportunity to visit Africa and the and elephant brings back many wonderful memories!

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  5. Great design with the elephant. And such a cute and cheery little duck.

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  6. Your elephant card is very classy and I adore the way you layered up your duckie!

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  7. Fantastic cards! I just love your coloring skills, particularly on the elephant. And using the triangle cloths that are often draped over the heads of service or circus elephants as inspiration is pure brilliance. Lovely work!

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  8. That duck is so cute and I love the colors on that card, but I have to say I'm in love with your Peace card. I love the layout and there is something very special about that card!!!

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  9. Your cards are always great. Love the way you color your images.

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  10. You and Cathy both picked my 2 favorite stamps from each new set to showcase. Beautiful job on both cards.

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  11. Love your take on the elephant card - soo classy. And that duck is just the cutest thing. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Gorgeous cards Deb.I love how the patterened papers compliment the coloring of your images. And the way you lifted the duck up off the CS.

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  13. What wonderful cards you created. I love both of them and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. Very inspiring.

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  14. I love the elephant card! The duck is adorable, but I really love the elephant card! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Love both cards. Great job coloring and shading.

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  16. love the design on both, terrific coloring!

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  17. Wonderful cards, great design on that first one.

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  18. WOW! Fabulous. Love the elephant.

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  19. Both cards are wonderful! I like the subtle blues on your elephant card.

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  20. Love the shading and card style on both cards. The duck one is sooo cute!

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  21. So much talent, beautiful job.

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  22. I love the unique layouts on both of your cards Deb! Theresa's elephant and Rupa's duckie are such adorable images aren't they?!! Love the colors and papers you used in both and the masculine feel of your first card.

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  23. Love the brightness of the second card!

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  24. I love the elephant card, but my daughter loves the yellow duck! I love both of the cards!

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  25. Your cards are both great, but I really love the way you've colored the elephant and the over all design.

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  26. Your elephant card is wonderful. Thanks for the info on the triangle - which is a nice touch. I also like the colors you chose. The duck card is fun to look at and your choice of colors are right on.
    Jean McGee

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  27. I really love the elephant card!!! Though they both are great, I really like the elephant card!!!

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  28. Theese are so great, The little duck card just quacks me up!

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  29. Beautiful projects, love your color choices on these.

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  30. I love the background with the tans and greys and love the elephant! Great cards.

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  31. Love the way you colored the little duckie, so that it looks like the sun is at his back. It's those subtle touches that impress me most!

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  32. Deb - your elephant card is really lovely and peace really seems like an appropriate sentiment on such a clamping card. THe little duck is so adorable! Love the colors you used.

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  33. Great cards. That duck is just too stinkin' cute. Great color choices.

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  34. The colors on the little duck card have such punch! Love the elephant, too.

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  35. Very nice cards! Great coloring also.

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  36. beautiful as usual! your Mom will surly enjoy her elephant card. Thanks for sharing

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  37. Love the blue and grey together. Nice job on both cards. Really like the duck.

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  38. Love the colors you picked. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I love both of your cards especially the elephant one. Your background paper was a great pick. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Great cards! Especially like your color choice and shape designs for the elephant card.

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  41. great cards! love the duck card especially!

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  42. awesome coloring on these cards.

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  43. Oh, I have to have that little duck splashing in the water. It's way too cute. Great cards.

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  44. Wonderful cards, Deb! Your coloring is out of this world :)

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  45. Two great cards!

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  46. ooo bakers twine! i love how you used that Deb! lovely cards..thank you for sharing!
    marie

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  47. I think the hardest thing for me is to come up with color combinations, your cards are awesome sketches!

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  48. Beautiful cards! Your coloring is so clean...very professional. And your color combos are wonderful!

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  49. I love the color choices in both cards. They are perfect. Thanks

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  50. Both cards are wonderful! The little duck is just as cute as can be and your choice of colors and embellishments are perfect for him!

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  51. Great cards, Deb! THe ducky is sooo cute!

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  52. Awesome Cards love the colors and the papers you have captured the details of the wild. thanks for sharing.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  53. Love what you have done with the sets and the elephant card is really striking.

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  54. I am IN LOVE with the elephant card!!

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  55. Deb, your elephant card is fantastic but personally adore that sweet duck card. Great work!

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  56. I really like your Peace cards, however, that little duck is adorable.

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  57. How cool are these cards! Love the colors and the triangle panel at the top of the elephant card and the two corners on your duck card are so fun. (The big one beneath and the small one on top.)

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  58. What a great way to design the elephant card - I'm very impressed! I would have never thought of that. I love the layout on the ducky card. Really sweet color choices. Rock on!

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  59. Beautiful cards Deb! Awesome coloring! God Bless You!

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  60. YOur layouts are great, and really draw you in to the focal images. Great!

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  61. Beautiful first card creation and such an adorable second card!

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  62. the elephant and duck are so cute!!!

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  63. You do such awesome work.

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  64. Sweet Cards! Thanks for the inspration.

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  65. Love these sets! The elephant is colored so nicely!

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  66. Adorable cards; love the details in the elephant card. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Love the designs of both your cards, they are both so different from each other but I don't think I could pick a favourite

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  68. Peaceful elephant card and fun duck card!

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  69. That elephant is so real looking. TFS your art!

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  70. Fabulous cards Deb! Beautiful layouts and coloring!

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  71. These are wonderful. The elephant card is so - what? majestic? Love the colors, paper, design.

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  72. Your first card is a great guy card and I really like the layout. The second card is so sweet with the colors and shapes.

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  74. Had to remove the previous comment because of spell check
    Love the ducky card, the layout on both cards is beautiful and pretty

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  75. Awesome elephant and cute duck cards!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  76. Great cards! Love the triangle over the elephant- what a great idea! The ducky is just too cute!

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  77. What great coloring on the elephant and such a great layout!

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  78. Fabulous cards! I especially love your design and the background papers. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  79. Love your cards Deb! The elephant one is such a fab design and love the colors and dp on the second one. Cuteness :)

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  80. that little duck reminds me of the embroidery patterns we used when I was young.

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  81. Lovely cards. I like how your layered on the elephant card and the slight vintage look of it.

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  82. Such a cute little duckie card, nice and bright, a sure sign of Spring!

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  83. Great cards. Love both layouts and, of course, the elephant is so beautifully colored and the duck is so cu-u-te!

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  84. The card with the elephant really does evoke peace. The colors and embellishments on the duck card make it so Cute!

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  85. Love your elephant card! It's sooo realistic!

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  86. Love the elephant card...the colours used are amazing......and that cutie happy playful duck!

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  87. Cute duckie! & the elephant card is FANTASTIC!

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