Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Gina K Hop Day #2!

Quick FYI:  We are alive here in VA after Hurricane Sandy came raging in but stuck in our house...roads are flooded and blocked so we can't get out...schools and federal govt closed so kids & hubby are home with me.  As of 10 pm last night we had power still (as I'm typing this) but our back basement sprung a leak ugh.  The sump pump is working but water from the street has come in thru our water pipe and backed up so we are busy trying to deal with that along with the debris and mess left here.  Prayers to everyone who is dealing with this HUGE PIA storm...stay safe!




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 Gina K. Designs products & stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!


My goal as of late is to look at stamps with a “different” view…yeah yeah my brain works well that way LOL!  So I used the NEW Gina K stamp set “Deck the Halls” illustrated by Beth Silaika to create a wreath/poinsettia like image with the ornaments instead of using the ornaments as…well…ornaments LOL!  I stamped the stamp unevenly a bit for a more vintage look which I like, more antiqued feel.  I used a small Spellbinders die to draw a circle on my cardstock, then I stamped around it very evenly with my ornament stamp so it was all spaced evenly.  I filled in the lines & dots with my Gold Leaf pen (I love my gold leaf pen with thin tip, its fabulous)!  Then I embossed the sentiment from the NEW “Merry Little Christmas StampTV Kit” in gold ep and popped above the wreath.  A gold bow and some corner diecuts (made with a LaLa Land Crafts corner die) finish it all off…I liked the subtle texture the diecuts made using the same cream cs.  Just another fun way to use this set!


This card uses the NEW Gina K stamp set “Simple Snowflakes illustrated by Tami Mayberry!  I don’t much like snow..or ice..or winter (LOL) but I sure do like to use them on cards and such.  I stamped the main snowflake w/ sentiment in white Palette Ink and then embossed it in clear ep for a shiny look.  The other snowflakes I stamped so they looked like they were tumbling down…they were stamped in white Palette Ink too and then I added some Stickles to each for sparkle.  Around the black cardstock I painted on some tacky glue and then sprinkled on my fave Martha Stewart Snow Glitter (I have had the same bottle of this stuff for 4 years and I love it, use it A LOT in winter)!  I liked the frosty look it gave the card…then I topped it off with soft pink ribbon bow and button…I love pink and black together for the holidays Smile

 Now hop around to my fellow designers to see what they’ve created! Don’t forget to leave comments for a great chance to win too!

74 comments:

  1. glad to hear you are ok! sorry you suffered some damange :(

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  2. super cute idea with the green ornaments, it did not register at first where the stamps were at first, I am tired this morning!

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  3. I don't like snow/ice/winter either but I love snowflakes and snowmen! lol The pink bow makes a perfect accent!

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  4. Lovely cards, but perhaps more importantly, good luck to you and all of your friends, neighbours and country folk as you weather this storm (pun intended!)Be safe.

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  5. I especially love your first one! Wow!

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  6. Great cards Suzanne. Love the ornament flower---so fun!

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  7. NO WAY! LOVE LOVE THE way you OUT OF THE BOX used the Ornament! LOVE IT!

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  8. Absolutely LOVE the snowflake card. What an awesome idea!

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  9. Wow, I cannot believe that you managed to get these cards done with Sandy bearing down on you. I have family in Delaware and they spent many hours getting ready to be hit by this storm. Prayers that you continue to be safe and all those that you love are safe also. Thanks for taking this time out to share your talent with us.

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  10. Very lovely creations.
    ColleenB.

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  11. Both of your cards are beautiful. I love that you used a ornament to make the flower. Great job.

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  12. Gorgeous!!! Love the ornament flower and the snowflake card is so stunning with that color combo!!!

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  13. Both cards are gorgeous. I love that you took the ornament and made a flower. Great job.

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  14. Simple and elegant, just beautiful.

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  15. What a cool idea, using the ornaments for a poinsetta. I would have never thought of that.

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  16. Awesome cards Suzanne. I especially love the black on with white snowflakes. Thanks for the inspiration, I may have to CAS it!!

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  17. Your wreath is so beautiful! I hope you are still doing all right in the storm and your lights will stay on. Sorry to hear about the water coming in but if you at least keep electricity that will help some. Stay safe and thoughts and prayers are with you and all in the storms path.

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  18. Beautiful cards! Really like the first one - such a different way of using the stamp!
    Hope you are safe and dry!

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  19. Great cards! Love the use of the ornament to make the star pattern! Love seeing new ways to look at my stamps!

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  20. First of all, I pray you stay safe. God be with you during Sandy's reign. And, I adore all your cards too. They are so delightful and filled with the spirit of Christmas. Thanks for taking the time to share during this crazy weather event.

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  21. Different cards but I love them! Stay safe!

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  22. Your "Peace Love Joy" card is lovely. My wishes to you and yours to stay safe.

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  23. You are brilliant! Both in design AND color choices! (and it looks like your wrist certainly hasn't slowed you down significantly...hope you're ok!)

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  24. Pretty cards. Nice idea of the wreath and love the non-traditional colors on the snowflake card.

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  25. Both of your cards are just beautiful!!

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  26. So glad to know you and your family weathered the storm OK. Sounds like a big mess to clean up though.
    Love the cards, black and pink for the holidays, never would have thought of it, but what a classy look it has.

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  27. Wow, the cards are great! Love them both!The first one is so elegant!

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  28. Hope the clean-up isnt too bad for you all there, and wishing you good luck with it all. I cannot believe how wonderful your cards are in this horrible time in your life! AWESOME JOB!!!!! Sending our prayers your way!

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  29. Suzanne, I am making a confession right now...going to have to steal that amazing idea for the Poinsettia wreath. Very creative. Love the soft look of your second card, I can see this used for December birthday's. Nicely done.

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  30. Love both of your cards!! The Poinsettia one is so clever!!

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  31. Great cards. Love the winter wishes card.

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  32. Wowsers! How am I ever going to keep track of all this inspiration! Fabulous!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  33. love your using the ornament stamp as the petals of the flowerf!
    Holly

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  34. So pretty! Your creative use of Deck the Halls is perfect. The Simple Snowflakes card reminds me of a special holiday dress. It might be interesting to stamp the snowflakes on black velvet card stock. At first I thought you had done that, but then I saw that it was just card stock.
    Hope your life gets back to normal soon!

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  35. So pretty! Your creative use of Deck the Halls is perfect. The Simple Snowflakes card reminds me of a special holiday dress. It might be interesting to stamp the snowflakes on black velvet card stock. At first I thought you had done that, but then I saw that it was just card stock.
    Hope your life gets back to normal soon!

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  36. What a beautiful cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  37. glad you are okay and pray there is no bad damage to your home...thank you for sharing your beautiful cards with us amidst your storm...you are fantastic

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  38. WOW! Stunning cards! I like the way your mind works ... so creative!

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D
    Snoopy's Homemade Fun

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  39. very nice. Such great ideas thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. The black card is stunning. Great job!

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  41. Love these gorgeous cards! I like the wreath you created from the ornaments and the pretty, subtle sparkle on your snowflakes!

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  42. Wonderful cards and creative use of the ornament stamp. Glad you are surviving Sandy.

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  43. Cleaver use of an ornament. Both cards are beautiful

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  44. OH my Goodness! The snowflake card is AMAZING!

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  45. Suzanne - glad to hear the impact of Sandy wasn't horrid for you and your family. I LOVE the wreath card using the ornament stamp - too cool! Can you share the name of your fab gold leaf pen with the fine tip!!? Thank you for sharing your art with us.

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  46. Great cards - love the pink and black combination!

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  47. Thanks for letting us know you and your family are OK --Lovely cards!

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  48. These are just too stinkin' cute! I never would have thought of making a wreath from the long ornament! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Sorry for all your troubles, but glad you didn't get washed away. Hang in there and keep safe. Edna

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  50. Having a great time on the blog hop, thanks for all the great ideas! I love the new sets, especially the Ornaments!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Great idea to extend the use of a set like that!

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  52. Glad you're safe and sound! May have to CASE your Peace, Love, & Joy card, it's gorgeous!

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  53. Your cards are pretty, I especially liked the ones with the snowflakes

    Blessings,
    Kat

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  54. Two beautiful cards

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  55. Wonderful petal/ornament idea...so creative! Especially like the cream on cream corner embellishments!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  56. I like the way you think outside the box! Good ideas in color & all the different ways you used the stamps.

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  57. So glad to hear you are safe Suzanne, hope the cleanup goes quickly, Big Hugs Julie P

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  58. These are just gorgeous, Suzanne! Love how you used the ornament stamp; and the frosty flakes on your second card! Hope you are all still doing OK - stay safe!

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  59. So glad to hear you and your family is safe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone living in that part of the country.
    My favorite card is the Deck the Halls-love the way you used that ornament stamp. Note to self....

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  60. So glad to hear you and your family is safe. Our prayers and thoughts go to everyone in that area.
    I like the way you used the Deck the Halls ornament in a non-ornament way. Clever

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  61. Louise (Mamilou) (Ontario)October 31, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Two gorgeous cards. I absolutely love the snowflakes one!!! Stay safe.

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  62. Wow, Suzanne! Amazing cards you posted yesterday! I'm a little late for this blog hop, but I wanted to comment anyway! Love the pink, white, and black snowflake card - reminds me of a frosted window! gorgeous! And using the ornaments to make a wreath - totally AWESOME! It does have a nice vintage look to it. Gorgeous cards!

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  63. Wonderful job, LOVE your "different" view card! Wow!

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  64. Beautiful cards love the colors and the layering. perfect. thanks for sharing

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  65. Before I read your post I was looking and looking at your first card thinking what set is that she is using, I thought at first you were just showing off the sentiment LoL. Talk about out of the box genius and then I get to your second card and GASP! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

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  66. Fantastic idea on the first card and the second one is just plain stunning!

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  67. What a clever idea to use the ornament stamp to create a 'flower'!

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  68. I'm glad you and your family are all home safe Suzanne. And good news that you still have power. Sorry to hear about the basement though

    Great cards!

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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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