Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gina K Inspiration 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!!

**My post is up a little early, since I'm off to take Matthew to the oral surgeon to have his wisdom teeth removed.**  We would appreciate your prayers for a safe procedure and a speedy recovery!  The official start time of today's GKD hop is 8:00 CST. 

Today, the GKD team is sharing projects made with Theresa's Tropical Nature and Becky's I Do!


My card using Theresa's Tropical Nature was made the day the stamps arrived, and was hand-delivered over a week ago!  It was made to welcome our new pastor and his wife, and included a Publix gift card from my Bible study class.  Funny thing is that rumor had it...wrongly!...that the Mrs. was from Hawaii, so I really wanted to give her some aloha!  She's so sweet she said she loved my card anyway!  I suppose the pineapple could simply be seen as a symbol of Southern hospitality, and being from the South, I'm absolutely fine with that!  With this uncluttered design, the pineapple takes center stage!  :)

I loved the clean bright green of this scrap of designer paper, and its hibiscus-like pattern.  Here you can see the gift card peeking from the inside pocket that has another little peek of that pretty pattern.

Notes:
Theresa's Tropical Nature in rubber or clear
Make a Statement (welcome sentiment) 
Pure Luxury card stock


I know that most brides wear white, but with this pack of patterned paper still on my desk from yesterday's project with Grand Tags, I just couldn't resist another black and ivory design, made more dramatic with a black tuxedo and gown!  This one uses Becky's new set, I Do!, and this week's CPS layout.  I am SO in love with these hexagons!

Notes:
Becky's I Do! in rubber or clear

Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:

76 comments:

  1. these are both wonderful==love your beautiful colored pineapple and the i do card is stunning!!

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  2. ooh Deb i love the vintage wedding! great ribbon treatment! perfect pineapple card!

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  3. Love those colors on the first one and that checked ribbon is just a perfect touch on the 2nd one!

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  4. Gorgeous cards, Deb!!
    I love the colors on both of them :)

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  5. Deb, gorgeous, gorgeous cards! Love your coloring on the pineapple!

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  6. I love both cards. the pineapple is great. The wedding card is so elegant

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  7. Nice touch! Totally forgot about the gift card inset! Thanks for the reminder - I can use that about 10 times this month alone!!!

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  8. Like the gift card! Wedding one is adorable too!

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  9. Very nice cards! Love the bow of the second one!

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  10. A pineapple on a card. Reminds you of summer.

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  11. That is cute about your pastors wife, oopsie! Yummy first card!! Your wedding card is so elegant, white or black dress!! :)

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  12. Both are wonderful cards. Funny story about the pineapple card!

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  13. Love both cards! I'm sure the pineapple card was appreciated--the colors are beautiful!

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  14. Great cards and what a fun story about the pineapple! The black/ivory combination for the wedding card is just beautiful.

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  15. Yes the pineapple definatly stands for southern hospitality. I like the black and white scheme of the wedding card. Thanks

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  16. Beautiful cards. Love the colors on the welcome card.

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  17. Love all the elements you used to create your gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. best of luck with the surgery and a speedy recovery to your son!! love the cards!!

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  19. Super cards! I especially love what you did with the bride and groom, gorgeous!

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  20. I put coconut instead of pineapple!!! I'm going crazy. I love it.

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  21. Love the pineapple card! The matching colors are great on the ribbon paper and pineapple top. Love it.

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  22. Oh these are two very lovely cards! I love what you did with the I Do stamp set and the idea of a gift card holder in the second card is awesome:)

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  23. Oh my you really did both of these justice great job!

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  24. Great cards. I love the pineapple card and the story behind it. Hope the oral surgery goes well.

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  25. Lovin your pineapple card! colors and that it holds a gift card is awesome! your I do card is one of the best yet! thanks for sharing. praying for speedy recovery!

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  26. Interesting work and nice colors too.

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  27. Very stunning I Do card. I also love the coloring on your pineapple.

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  28. Stunning cards Deb's, love them both :-)

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  29. Love the colors on the first card and the wedding card is so elegant. Love it!

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  30. Hope your son's surgery went well, Deb. I remember when I took my son in for his wisdom teeth extraction; he was a s goofy as they come afterward due to the meds they gave him! Your cards are gorgeous as always - love the pineapple as the focal image and the wedding card is a stunner, especially with that gorgeous bow!

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  31. Since the pineapple stands for hospitality, I think it totally fitting in a welcome card. What a neat idea! Such a pretty card!

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  32. Both of these look marvelous! I love the pineapple card!

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  33. The colors on both cards are just wonderful! Beautiful creations! Good Luck with Matthew, I am sure all will go well. Ice Cream Milkshakes come in handy for that! :)

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  34. I love the colors on the I Do card.

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  35. These cards are both so lovely! I love the way you colored that pineapple!

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  36. Gorgeous cards, both of them! Perect colors for that pineapple card.

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  37. Both cards are great! I love your wedding card with all of the elements and the shading around your pineapple makes it jump out. Very pretty.

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  38. Both of your cards are fabulous! I love the pineapple focal image and your design on the second card makes it all pop - especially that gorgeous bow. TFS!

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  39. How lovely! What great cards. I'm from RI where the pineapple is a sign of welcome; so appropriate for welcoming someone!

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  40. I just had to pick myself off the floor...Holy Stamps those are beautiful cards!

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  41. Both cards are sweet. I like the wedding card color combination, quite elegant.

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  42. Love the wedding card choice of colors and layout.

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  43. Fun new sets and a great hop once again!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Great cards! I thought it was a hospitality pineapple before you said! LOL!

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  45. Wonderful cards; love the details and color schemes. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Love the black wedding dress on that card. so classic looking.

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  47. Love that pineapple card. Hope all went well with the wisdom teeth

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  48. Well, I love both cards Deb! I love your style and signed up to get your posts in my email. I adore sponging and love how you highlighted both cards with it. I definately think pineapple says, Summer and Welcome, you did great. ;)

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  49. The depth you gave that pineapple is fantastic! :)

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  50. Beautiful. Love the way the pineapple pops.

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  51. WONDERFUL gift card holder!!! The colors are sooo beautiful!! Love the antiqued I DO card!!

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  52. Beautiful cards--I especially like the pineapple card!

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  53. Deb, your pineapple card is so simple but elegant. And I want to say that your bride & groom card is the most beautiful of any I've seen so far. I love the black & ivory. Wonderful job!

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  54. Wonderful cards!! Thank you for a chance to win!

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  55. I like to make gift cards like this and I think the decoration inside with the designer paper is a pretty touch.

    S. Carter

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  56. Lovely cards

    Blessings,
    Kat

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  57. Especially love the pineapple card! Looks great. Hope the dental work went well!

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  58. Love both of your cards. I especially like the colors in your welcome card. Fabulous!

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  59. I especially like the tan and black wedding card. It is so rich-looking.

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  60. Pineapples are symbols of welcome in lots of places...and I love this card. Great colors and coloring. The wedding card may be unusual in the color but it is very striking.

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  61. Love the pineapple card. Who says that teh aloha spirit cant travel! :)

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  62. What beautiful cards. The bride and groom card is my favorite color combo and the pineapple card is lovely also. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  63. Glad the surgery went well.
    Wonderful cards--I really like the pineapple one.

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  64. I love the colour combo you chose for the second card but loving your beautiful pineapple card too

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  65. neat idea for a welcome card, and I just totally love the wedding card!!

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  66. Love these, Deb! Your wedding card is super elegant; and your dp and background matches that beautifully colored pineapple perfectly!

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  67. Love the pineapple card it is so welcoming :o)

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