Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thank You, Spellbinders!


The Gina K Designs team would like to welcome to you this special Spellbinders Thank You Blog Hop!!  Spellbinders generously gave each member of our Design Team the amazing new Grand Calibur!!!  What an exciting gift!  It was really hard to keep quiet about it until now (I actually squealed when I opened it!), but the time has finally come to publicly/collectively say "thank you!"   I am SO enjoying this fabulous machine!!

Our GKD design team has made some special cards and projects to showcase the new Grand Calibur and why we love it so much!!  Thank you so very much, Spellbinders!!!

You should have arrived from Cat's blog!  If you arrived from elsewhere, you might want to head to AJ's to start at the top!

It's hard to know where to start when it comes to sharing the wonderful things about the Grand Calibur!  I love that it is wide enough to accommodate Spellbinders' larger "grand" dies for making non-traditional shaped cards or for scrapbooking, but that is not my favorite thing about it.  I *love* the deep etching of the embossing it makes and that you can cut multiple dies in one pass on its larger cutting surface.  Crisp, clean edges and the time-savings are high on my list, something that matters on an everyday basis when I'm in the studio on a tight timeline.  I can hardly wait to get my order of new dies!  I've had a growing wishlist for a while, but soon it is gonna be reality!  :)

Our theme for today's hop is Spring, and Melanie's Spring Basket provided the perfect Spring image!  When I was growing up my mom had lots of day lilies in our yard, so this basket of tulips and lilies makes me smile!  I wanted the colors to represent the warm sunshine and lovely emerging greens of Spring, so I reached for some coral, golden yellow, and various green Copic markers along with a warm and elegant print from Basic Grey's Curio 6 x 6 designer paper.

I used a few favorites from Spellbinders along with a new border that a dear friend gave to me just because!  Thank you so much!  I am so grateful!  xoxo

Notes:
Spring Basket, Lovely Shelf (sentiment)
Basic Grey Curio designer paper
Tim Holtz distress ink in tea dye, tattered rose
Copic markers
Basic Grey rhinestones
Spellbinders
I am looking forward to seeing you again soon!  Release Party is Thursday, so hopefully I'll see you there!  Right now, you're headed to Donna's!  Enjoy!

86 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous DEb! Love the colors and the design!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous coloring and design, Deb!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. wow! Your card is stunning! I love love the colors and the design. thank you for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  4. Deb, this card is so gorgeous and so elegant!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh my! This is so pretty! The colors are outstanding and just such a lovely, lovely card!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Deb, I am swooning over the colors together, this card takes mey breath away!

    ReplyDelete
  7. So pretty! I love the color combo!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my gosh - how fun!!! Fabulous card, Deb.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great card and enjoyed reading your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great job Deb on this card and a wonderful use of Spellbinders dies!

    ReplyDelete
  11. what a beauty - I love the colors you used, traditionally fall but it looks so Springy!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful card - love the fancy tags!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Deb, what a beautiful card. I love how you used the Spellbinder dies, but what you did with the Spring basket stamp set....BEAUTIFUL!

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is a gorgeous spring card! Love, love, love the tag accents around your focal image!

    ReplyDelete
  15. A great design and combination of colors!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Makes me think that there is hope that spring is actually on the way!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What an AMAZING gift Deb - WOW! And we get to see all the yummy things you create with it now!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Beautiful card, Deb -- love the colors and die accents!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful Deb--love the gorgeous colors and your amazing coloring!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh, I really need one of these!
    Diane

    ReplyDelete
  21. What a great spring project!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh my! So pretty! I really want spring now! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  23. Another dimension to add to this incredible site

    Have fun!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Deb this is gorgeous. I love the colors and the pattern paper.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love your card! the tulips are so pretty and you really set them off so nicely with the die cuts on each side. Great colouring.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. oh my goodness gracious, you did a great job on this card, wow!! It's truly gorgeous! Such a great job! I too love my GC, I bought some grand dies well before Christmas, totally not realizing just how 'grand' the biggies are! Such an excellent machine, it was my first ever gift card purchase of a machine {no Cricut, no Wishblade or Pazzles or anything of the sort) and it's so work it, don't ya think??!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Gorgeous -- really love the colours you have used!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Gorgeous card Deb! I'm dutch and so tulips are my favourite flower.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love the tulips in the basket! Fabulous coloring.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I am in awe of such sumptuousness! Your card is SO pretty! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  31. Great spring card, the stamps are fantastic, then added to the die cuts makes a truly
    lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Your card is just beautiful...TFS!

    Kim
    bast830@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  33. Deb, this is beautiful!! I just adore the color combo!! Hugs!!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Beautiful card! It is a lovely basket of flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Deb your card is fabulous! The colors are lovely & that DP is truly yummy! Pat x

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love the colors on your card - subtle and feminine. Just lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Such a beautiful card..your coloring is awesome...thank you for sharing it with us

    ReplyDelete
  38. what a beautiful card that you did I like every thing about it
    Thank for showing

    ReplyDelete
  39. love the rich colors of fall made cheery for spring

    ReplyDelete
  40. I love it! The card is gorgeous thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Love all the detail in this card.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Beautiful card Deb! Your coloring is great!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I agree, And that basket of flowers!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Oh my!!! What a GORGEOUS card!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  45. How gorgeous! Love the colors, and your coloring is stunning! Love how you used those dies to really spotlight the image!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Very nice, very nice combination of colors and coloring.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Love your card. The colors are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Gorgeous card! So beautifully colored!!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Everything about this card is beautiful. Layout using the dies, the colors, images and embelishment are perfect. Thank you so much for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  50. stunning card Deb. My daughter loves tulips and I can't wait to do a card for her in these colors

    ReplyDelete
  51. Gosh I say it again and again and again BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Deb.. your card is gorgeous! Love all the details and your coloring is as always beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  53. You are sooooo talented!! I'm in love with this card!

    ReplyDelete
  54. love the colors you chose...and your coloring is just beautiful!
    sandyh

    ReplyDelete
  55. Lucky you to get this wonderful machine. Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Oh my gracious, that is a beautiful card. It is awesome, I love it. Now i do have to save for the machine. I want to make cards like that for the people that Ineed to sendcards to who need encouragement. Thank you for encouraging me with that card
    Hugs Cathy K

    ReplyDelete
  57. Lovely card using your new toy :0)!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Love your card, very pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  59. very beautiful card!! definately need to get myself that machine!!!

    ReplyDelete
  60. You card is very elegant! Wish I had a grand calibur. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  61. Such a rich and warm looking card Deb, the whole card is so pretty, wonderful job coloring your flowers, and such a great bow!!!

    ReplyDelete
  62. Beautiful Card...know you are having fun with your surprise Spellbinders Grand C.

    ReplyDelete
  63. GREAT card - and great perk as DT member, eh?!

    ReplyDelete
  64. I absolutely LOVE your card! Thanks for sharing about the Grand Calibur.

    ReplyDelete
  65. What an awesome gift...both the Grand for you and the awesome card for us (and Spellbinders)! Congrats and thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Your card is just darling! I used a Caliber for the first time at the CKC show in Louisville, KY over this past weekend, and it was awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Oooo so pretty Deb! I love the layered tag behind the image!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Stunning. Lovely colors! Love that die!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Deb, this card is amazing in every way! Good grief, you're so talented!!

    ReplyDelete
  70. What a gorgeous card...love the colours you chose and great use of the spellbinders.

    ReplyDelete
  71. This card is amazing and gorgeous! I love this one, wow! Thanks for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  72. I truly love the look of the Fancy Tags on either side of the circle. Your color combo is fantastic. Lovely card...thank you for sharing. :)

    ReplyDelete
  73. Love this card, whomever receives it is lucky to get such a beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  74. Love the elements and colours

    ReplyDelete
  75. Pretty card! Love how you used the labels nestie behind the nestie circle die.

    ReplyDelete
  76. Pretty card.
    Love the basket of flowers...aaaahhh spring!!!

    e

    ReplyDelete
  77. You've done a great job of honouring Spellbinders with your card!

    ReplyDelete