Monday, February 14, 2011

Gina K. Preview Day 1: Spring Basket & Basket Blessings


spring tulips
Welcome to Day 1 previews for Gina K. Designs!  I bet y’all have been chomping at the bit since our release was delayed about a week, huh?  Well I’m sure you will agree that it was worth the wait when you see what is in store!  First up is a stamp set by Melanie called Spring Basket which will appeal to everyone just waiting with bated breath for Spring to arrive since this Winter has been so brutal!  I used the basket image along with some mini size tulips and lilies like the larger counterparts from A Year of Flowers!  I finally grabbed took my Spellbinders Grand Calibur out of the box to use it on this card which I got for Christmas (I know, I am so bad!) I used the largest square scallop, scored in half to make my card that is 3 1/2” x 7” (not including the flower overhang).
hey chickie
Next up is another set by Melanie called Basket Blessings, which I’m sure you will fall head over heels with because it’s full of more things to put IN the Spring Basket!  For my card, I used this week’s sketch challenge by Gina K!   I had a lot of fun coloring this image and making this card.
Here are links to everyone who has previews to share with you today and I’m sure you will be dazzled with it all!  Be sure to leave a comment on ALL the designer’s blogs to have your chance at winning the stamp sets, because Gina K. will choose random winners from all the comments! 

Also – mark your calendars because Thursday, Feb 17th 7:00-10:00 central time at StampTV we will have our release party with designer challenges, contest questions, more samples, stamp set reveals and fun chat!!
Tulip card
Stamps: Spring Basket
Cardstock:
White, Passionate Pink, Chocolate Brown
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento
Accessories: Copic markers, Chocolate stitched ribbon, pink button, white cotton thread
Hey Chickie card Stamps: Basket Blessings
Cardstock:
White, Lemon Drop, Sweet Mango, Chocolate Brown, My Mind’s Eye Fine & Dandy True Blue
Ink:
Rich Cocoa Memento, Tea Dye distress ink
Accessories: Copic markers Pin It

186 comments on "Gina K. Preview Day 1: Spring Basket & Basket Blessings"

Melanie on 8:10 AM CST said...

love this shaped card, what a great idea for the grand dies. The flowers over the top is OTT pretty! :)
love how you did diferent patterns to go with the eggs and the SEWING!!

Julie on 8:10 AM CST said...

Very nice. Great job. This is going to be a great release.

Theresa Momber on 8:10 AM CST said...

Love the flowers peaking over the top of the card! Your little chickies are so cute!

catdidit on 8:12 AM CST said...

Love that design on the first card Donna...and your little chickies are colored so wonderfully! Gorgeous!

Gladys R. on 8:22 AM CST said...

Love those little chicks.

Mary Anne / MA54K on 8:25 AM CST said...

Great cards, Donna! Love the coloring on the chicks!

Schim on 8:26 AM CST said...

LOVE the shaped card. I make cards for the elderly, they would love that one!
Joan

Tina Gilliland on 8:34 AM CST said...

Great job piecing the eggs!! I really like the scalloped card base and how you raised the basket of flowers above the top!

Becky Jo on 8:36 AM CST said...

Very interesting card with the flowers over the top. I like that idea. The chicks are cute! T4S your ideas. Hugs!!

Sharri on 8:36 AM CST said...

Beautiful cards Donna! I love your flowers peeking over the top of the card and your chickies and eggs are adorable.

Chris on 8:38 AM CST said...

Cute basket of flowers.

Eleanor on 8:38 AM CST said...

Nice job.

Judy on 8:41 AM CST said...

Lovely, just lovely. TFS

Joni on 8:42 AM CST said...

Tulips are a harbinger of Spring for me. Beautiful. Each year in my classroom we hatch chicks so I am really partial to the Easter Chicks. Thanks for sharing.

Stephani on 8:44 AM CST said...

What great cards! Love the baby chicks.

Tisha Ann Harms (aka Squish) on 8:44 AM CST said...

Adorable stamp sets -- lookin' forward to the release!

Leigh M on 8:48 AM CST said...

Love the "chickie" card.... thanks.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are adorable.

Debbie S

Diana on 8:49 AM CST said...

Love your cards, they are so cute

Donna Phelan on 8:52 AM CST said...

Donna that scalloped small shaped card is adorable. The colors really pop, well done!

Bonita on 8:53 AM CST said...

yea Spring! Great cards to remind us northerners it won't be long. Thanks

Cheryl on 8:55 AM CST said...

Sweet Easter card. Can't wait to see the entire set!

Peggy said...

Love these!

JaniceAileen on 8:59 AM CST said...

Love both of your cards, Donna! That first one is so creative!

DebbieM on 9:02 AM CST said...

Love your cards! Of course i love the tulips being a dutch girl, heehee, but that easter card is also wonderful.

Debbie Meijer

Patti J on 9:02 AM CST said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing, Donna!

Joyce Thurston said...

love the tulips

Jean on 9:03 AM CST said...

I will definitely be getting these sets1 Your cards are just beautiful!

Teri on 9:03 AM CST said...

Very elegant!

Kary on 9:04 AM CST said...

Lovely cards, Donna! I love the beautiful colours of your first card:)

irishgalkelly on 9:05 AM CST said...

Your flower basket card is stunning! The flowers look like I could pick them up and move them. Very fresh and fun! Love the second card too, just adorable with those little chicks.

Di on 9:06 AM CST said...

Love the peeps and the colors are soooo springtime!

Lagene on 9:11 AM CST said...

Oh I love your shaped card!!! and the Easter card is adorable!

Cheri on 9:15 AM CST said...

Loven these cards, Donna. I especially loved the shaped one.

Colleen on 9:15 AM CST said...

Donna,
Love the way you popped up the flowers on the shaped card. Those eggs and chicks are colored perfectly.

Judy McMullen on 9:18 AM CST said...

Donna, your cards are adorable! Love how you used the die to create the shaped card with the flower basket!!

Mary on 9:25 AM CST said...

both cards are so cute! I really like the pattern papers you chose on the second card!

Myrna said...

Hi, These cards are great! This stamp set is definitely on my list! Myrna

Lori on 9:33 AM CST said...

Both cards are fantastic Donna!!!

--Marcy on 9:39 AM CST said...

Another Card shape inspiration! Yeah! Great job with the new super stamps!

Ali on 9:42 AM CST said...

Thanks for sharing, such great coloring and I love the colors!

mimucardartist on 9:42 AM CST said...

Love your shaped card, love both stamp sets, great fun.

Nancy R Grimes on 9:46 AM CST said...

The tulip card is another neat idea!!! Thanks for your inspiration.

susies1955 on 9:48 AM CST said...

Love both but especially the first one. :)
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

Sue McGuire on 9:49 AM CST said...

Great cards. I like how you used the die to form the base for your card.Very Pretty!
Love the Easter card, Too cute!

Karen on 9:51 AM CST said...

I love the way the flowers stand out above the basket. Great DP with the chicks and eggs!

Claudine Poch on 9:54 AM CST said...

How pretty! Wonderful coloring on the flowers and basket!

Barb on 9:59 AM CST said...

Looks Like Spring is Coming!

Becky on 9:59 AM CST said...

These are so pretty, great designs.

dsood on 10:06 AM CST said...

I love your cards, the tulips and lily look amazing. great job, The easter eggs are too cute.

Shelly on 10:07 AM CST said...

Wow! Your coloring is divine! Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

HandySandy41 on 10:07 AM CST said...

Love the tulips. Can't wait for the release. So may ideas - so little time! SandyT

Carolyn King on 10:12 AM CST said...

beautiful cards. love how you designed that first one!

Anonymous said...

Your card is gorgeous and all of the sets are great!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

buggin2stamp on 10:15 AM CST said...

Donna, both cards are beautiful. The way you colored that basket is amazing. Looks so real. And I love the black stitching on your second card. It looks kind of vintage to me. Awesome!

Cynthia on 10:16 AM CST said...

Both cards are adorable, Donna. I especially like the design of the "Spring Basket" card.

Heather S. said...

what great spring colors and inspirations! Makes me want to get my pastels out and start creating!

golightly23 at msn dot com

Crafty Math Chick on 10:22 AM CST said...

AWWW! I like how your flowers extend past the traditional base in the first card and your color palette, DPs and coloring of those cute chickies in the second card is so pretty!

mitch1066 on 10:22 AM CST said...

ooh i love that basket!!

mitch1066@gmail.com

Queen Mary on 10:24 AM CST said...

THese are the cutest sets and I"m having so much fun on this blog hop! Your cards are so cute!

Joan on 10:27 AM CST said...

Beauiful cards...my favorite is the chicks!

Barbara Colbert on 10:28 AM CST said...

These are both great sets!! You did an excellent job...love them!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful but simple. These sets are going to be so easy to use.

Karen (TLgirl353) on 10:32 AM CST said...

Donna- What lovely creations, but I especially love the first one. The design is just gorgeous!

Robin on 10:35 AM CST said...

I love the way your flowers extend above the card fold!

Toni on 10:37 AM CST said...

Nice job.

Jacqueline Smith on 10:38 AM CST said...

Great cards thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

I just had to read everything on your blog....you are so talented.

Debbie B on 10:43 AM CST said...

Very nice card!! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie B

Sue VanDeVusse on 10:46 AM CST said...

Oooh, so excited to see tulips in your basket. I love the way the flowers are over the top of the card and your chick card is adorable.

Mrs Ham on 10:46 AM CST said...

Donna,
Your cards are wonderful. My favorite is the first one. I love how the flowers are above the rest of the card

genquilt52-online on 11:00 AM CST said...

Wonderful cards, Donna! I'm getting so excited about spring! Thanks for sharing.

Laraine on 11:09 AM CST said...

What an inspiration you are!

jonim52 on 11:14 AM CST said...

Oh my what adorable projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marsha on 11:16 AM CST said...

Both very pretty. Like how you did the flowers above the card. Great idea.

Laraine on 11:19 AM CST said...

what in inspiration you

sprgstn16 on 11:24 AM CST said...

Ok...those tulips are awesome!! I am so ready for Spring!

Christine from FL on 11:27 AM CST said...

Beautiful card!

Amy on 11:29 AM CST said...

LOVE that basket of tulips! Great cards!

Beastybunny on 11:30 AM CST said...

The design of the first card is fabulous! Both cards are just wonderful.

Sue on 11:32 AM CST said...

Great card.

Anne on 11:41 AM CST said...

Wonderful Easter holiday designs!

scalder on 11:43 AM CST said...

Spring is definitely in the air! Gorgeous cards:)

Beth on 11:45 AM CST said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sherry Kushibab on 12:02 PM CST said...

Both cards are just great, but I love those tulips - they are 'over the top' cute.

Nancy on 12:06 PM CST said...

What great cards! I especially like the floral basket. I love the way you cut the top of the flowers to peek above the top of the card.

Mickie on 12:06 PM CST said...

Sooooo cute! Those are the sweetest chickies.

Kay S on 12:07 PM CST said...

Love how you made the shaped card with the flower basket. The Easter eggs on the second one are great! Both cards are lovely.

Deana on 12:10 PM CST said...

Oooooh, that tulip card is so pretty.

Bunny said...

Pretty

Sue D on 12:14 PM CST said...

Great cards--I like the shape of the first and the papers on the second.

Bernadet on 12:15 PM CST said...

Love the way those flowers are colored, the pop off the paper!

Terry B. said...

Both your cards are so cute, especially the little chickies!!!

gingerbaby on 12:43 PM CST said...

I am loving these stamps.
hugs,
Brooke

Sharon Mattingly said...

What fun cards and such bright colors!

Sheahasu on 12:46 PM CST said...

I really like the chickie card. Perfect colors for a masculine (or at least boyish) Easter card.

Debbie on 12:48 PM CST said...

Love the tulip basket!

Booknplays on 12:49 PM CST said...

Both cards are so very creative! Perfect for Spring.

Marcia Bilkoski said...

Love the chickie card. This is a great stamp set.

Carole on 12:58 PM CST said...

Love the coloring on the chicks. Beautiful cards.

Anonymous said...

Oh Donna, your color choices were beautiful.
craftyteacher

Donna said...

Like your cards. Tulips are a great reminder spring is around the corner.

Jackie B on 1:12 PM CST said...

Your cut out tulips in the basket is so springy. I like the different colors you used on your chicks card also. What great ideas.

Lorraine on 1:14 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards! Love the design of the first one - unique and love how the flowers pop out at the top!

Anonymous said...

loving these sneak peeks, thanks for sharing your work!
come on SPRING!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

kathy i on 1:24 PM CST said...

the basket of flowers is very nice.

Sharon in Arizona on 1:27 PM CST said...

love your use of papers on basket blessings - love these stamp sets!!!

Joanie on 1:29 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards Donna! Lover the tulips and the colOrs used! Great job as usual.

Joanienp

Pam on 1:35 PM CST said...

What a clever idea to score the largest scallop in half to serve as the base for your card. Very inspirational post. Thank you.

Susan on 1:45 PM CST said...

Hi Donna! I just love both your cards, but my favourite one today is the gorgeous pink one with the spring basket of flowers. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Your tulip basket really pops!
Love the scalloped edge on the card.

Carla S. on 1:54 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards, Donna! Love how you used the sets!

naneruth on 1:57 PM CST said...

Great ideas! Love the flowers peeking over.

Cibele Glazer on 2:34 PM CST said...

Your cards are beautiful!

BarbStone4 on 2:40 PM CST said...

love the cards! The flowers look like they were just picked. Thank you!

Newbie on 2:40 PM CST said...

GREAT cards! I like the colors! Says spring! Like the way you cut the tulips, and the ducks are adorable. VERY NICE coloring!

Vicki Dutcher on 2:41 PM CST said...

Great minds think alike -- wait till you see mine later on during the week! Love the calibur card! Great job!

Pat Jandacek on 2:45 PM CST said...

Love your positioning of the flowers above the top margin and your background treatment on the chickie card.

Gailanne on 2:48 PM CST said...

Those tulips look so real...lovely colouring on your bouquet! What a great pair of cards...

Tamara on 3:14 PM CST said...

I Like all the colors and you did an awesome job organizing them With of course Ginas little Chickies!!

Cheryl G said...

Really nice!

deannavanzee on 3:31 PM CST said...

Nice pop up card, very creative

Linda on 3:44 PM CST said...

Your flowers so rich and Beautifu! i can alsom smell those lovely flowers.

Lindsay M. on 3:52 PM CST said...

Gorgeous!!! Stunning!!! Amazing!!!! Love everything!!!!

nannapat on 3:56 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards - I definitely need these stamps! Pat x

AUSTINSGRAMM on 3:57 PM CST said...

Cute cards and these stamps are great. Love them.
hugs
bobbi

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 4:01 PM CST said...

Oh I love the basket card with the flowers above the card top!!!

Barbara on 4:02 PM CST said...

I love both of your cards but the spring tulips are nice to see after the long winter. The colors are great and the use of your new toy for the shape of the card is fantastic.

calamitypam on 4:10 PM CST said...

Oh my...love your ideas!!!! I'm so thrilled I found you all. What geniuses!!!

Gayle C. said...

Tulips, Chicks, Easter Eggs and temps climbing this week...yea I can believe soom it will be spring. Love the color combos and the tulip basked.

Kim Marie on 4:17 PM CST said...

Love the tulips 3D-ness...love the pop! :) Pretty cards all!
Kim Marie

Ravengirl on 4:23 PM CST said...

Those are both wonderful Donna! I really love how your basket of flowers peeks up over the top of the card base!

Tara on 4:24 PM CST said...

Gorgeous cards!

Dee in N.H. on 4:37 PM CST said...

WOW! Both of your cards are beautiful! I like how the image is up on the first card!

Dee in N.H. on 4:38 PM CST said...

WOW! Both of your cards are beautiful! I like how the image is up on the first card!

Helen said...

Neat card.

jan farnworth on 4:41 PM CST said...

really cute.

Danni on 4:50 PM CST said...

Wonderful cards!

Kate Stockman on 5:07 PM CST said...

Great cards---so cute.

judybob3 on 5:24 PM CST said...

Gorgeous job Donna!! Love them!

Cheryl S. on 5:25 PM CST said...

I love both of your cards but my favorite is the basket of flowers!
The colors are so nice.

Barbara Bryant on 5:50 PM CST said...

Donna gorgious Im getting in the mood for spring. Great job

annieb on 5:55 PM CST said...

Blessing basket card quite unique, and love the little chicks. TFS

pakosko said...

wonderful ideas!

Rema Timm on 6:22 PM CST said...

very nice!

marie on 6:24 PM CST said...

"Fresh". That word jumped to the front of my brain when I saw both of these.

Jennie on 6:36 PM CST said...

Such a cute basket design and love the way you did the flowers. Also, such a cute Basket Blessings design. The dp and those chicks are just perfect!

peggy wainman on 6:40 PM CST said...

Love the flowers over the top of the card, and your little chickies are so cute!

Sharon on 6:47 PM CST said...

I love both of your cards, the chicks are soooooooo cute.

Karen on 6:53 PM CST said...

Very pretty!

Darla on 6:54 PM CST said...

Great cards!! Love that tulip/lily card!!!

Saints Rule! on 7:09 PM CST said...

The tulips are BREATHTAKING! Love this!

Dale Talley said...

What a unique idea for the basket of flowers to extend above the card. A great idea. So pretty

Lynne on 7:26 PM CST said...

The shaped card is fabulous and the other adorable.

cgargus on 7:29 PM CST said...

Love the shaped card! The basket is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Donna on 7:48 PM CST said...

Beautiful colors and beautiful layouts. I am loving these stamp sets!

Sue Bridges said...

Love your ideas!

Betty on 8:00 PM CST said...

Love the colors and DP

Paula Laird on 8:03 PM CST said...

Fantastic! I love that first card especially! It's so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I love your cards - so inspiring :) Heather J.

Giovana on 8:11 PM CST said...

Great creations Donna! I love the used of the Grand Die! I need to get some :)

gale.sewell on 8:15 PM CST said...

Great cards

KF250 on 8:27 PM CST said...

Such lovely cards.

Kelly on 8:32 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards Donna! I love those tulips!

Nan G on 8:40 PM CST said...

Love 'em!

Marsha said...

Cute cards.

Golda on 8:58 PM CST said...

Really pretty flower card!

Sonia on 8:58 PM CST said...

I love both of your cards, the chicks are so cute and I love how the flowers peak over the top of the first card.

Rita on 9:07 PM CST said...

Spring is coming . . . love the colors!

Joan said...

This is going to be a great release party! Love the cards on this first preview!

ccolpoys on 9:21 PM CST said...

More great cards-these stamp sets are winners!

Barbara on 9:47 PM CST said...

Wow!!! Wow!!! I'm speechless. my friends would be shocked. I loved these cards. thanks. Barbara

Terri E. on 9:50 PM CST said...

These chicks are fab!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Betty Neville on 10:21 PM CST said...

Wonderful cards Donna! Love the overhanging flowers, and the chick card is adorable (great coloring too!)!

lynneatw on 10:22 PM CST said...

Such cute ideas.

Marsha on 10:58 PM CST said...

Lovely set of cards!

Erica on 11:27 PM CST said...

Love how you used a different size for the flower basket images.

Valerie on 11:55 PM CST said...

Great job! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kris on 12:25 AM CST said...

I love your flower card! Most unusual shape! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

joanne on 12:31 AM CST said...

Love the tulip card and how the flowers extend above the top of the card. Great inspiration and stamp sets.

smahrty on 7:59 AM CST said...

beautiful! Those little chicks are so cute.

MaGoooo on 8:09 AM CST said...

Your cards are just precious & thanks for reminding me that spring really will show up again!

lavenderlass on 12:38 PM CST said...

Love the spring basket -- look forward to seeing that whole set.

Regina on 4:49 PM CST said...

These stamp set are nice. can't wait to try my hands.

Jessie/knightrone on 10:48 PM CST said...

So super cute!! Great papers!!

Theressa on 3:48 PM CST said...

sweet

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