Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2: Dreams & Birthday Bash


dream
So glad you’ve joined us for the 2nd day of inspiration from the Gina K May release! 
First up is a set by Tami Mayberry called Dreams.  It is a beautiful collection of frames (square, rectangle, oval) and sentiments to be placed inside along with a few smaller accent images.  I’m sure you’ll find endless ways to use this set.  I have made a card to highlight our new Just Peachy pure luxury cardstock, pairing it with one of my favorite cuttlebug embossing folders, Leafy Branches
close up dreams
Here is a close up of the coloring of the branches the little bird is perched on.  I stamped the image with London fog memento ink and used a copic marker for the blooms and put star dust stickles on them for some sparkle.  I finished off the card with some white organdy ribbon.
a- Dreams
Here is a picture of the whole set so you can see what you get for $23.95.  The set is made of high quality rubber, die cut and already mounted on cling foam.  It also comes on a storage sheet and has an image sheet for your reference. All you have to do is put it on an acrylic block and you’re ready to stamp away! 
got cake
Next up is an adorable set by Rupa called Birthday Bash with the cutest puppy, bears, bunny, turtle and mouse just begging to celebrate a birthday with you!  I used the cute puppy on my card and colored him with copic markers.  I used the Happy Birthday cuttlebug embossing folder and Echo Park papers A Walk in the Park.  I thought it would be fun to punch various circles from coordinating cardstock and frame the corner of the focal image.  I embellished with an orange button with pink cotton thread and a smidgeon of brown stitched ribbon. 
To the right is the full set for you to see what you will get for a-Birthday Bash$23.95. 
Be sure to hop around all the blogs of the designers sharing creations with us today and leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set valued $24.95 or less!  Winners will be announced on Gina's blog – see you tomorrow for Day 3!!
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89 comments on "Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2: Dreams & Birthday Bash"

Melanie on 8:06 AM CDT said...

the peach is so pretty!
loved this doggy sample at the party, so cute how he looks his cheeks are full of CAKE!

catdidit on 8:57 AM CDT said...

These are just awesome Donna!

Anonymous said...

The first card is beautiful and the second one is so cute...wonderful work as always.
DEbbie D.

Rita Kegg on 9:34 AM CDT said...

cute cards ... thanks for sharing!

Vicki Dutcher on 9:49 AM CDT said...

Donna that first card is just stunning! Love the CAS fell but not.

Deb on 9:54 AM CDT said...

Such elegance for the first, and colorful cuteness on the 2nd! Love these!

Joan on 10:07 AM CDT said...

The first card is great and the second one really tugs at my heart strings-that puppy is just too cute!

Barbara Colbert on 10:11 AM CDT said...

Gorgeous...and cute!!!!

Shelly on 10:14 AM CDT said...

Both cards are great but the first is my favorite! I love the color combo and all the extra details you added! TFS!

Bonita on 10:14 AM CDT said...

Your Dream card is beautiful, and other card is so cute. Thanks

Stephanie Schuler on 10:17 AM CDT said...

Great cards! I love the embossing parts of the cards! The colors are so great!

Teri on 10:21 AM CDT said...

Awesome work!

Sandy on 10:34 AM CDT said...

Love the embossing and color choices of the first card. The second card is adorable.

Donna on 11:09 AM CDT said...

Donna, great cards, first one is stunning, love the embossing and the second is so cute, love them both.

Donna Przyb......

Nana Donna on 11:28 AM CDT said...

Your cards are both wonderful. I love these new sets, and I agree Gina K stamps are fabulous.
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

Mrs Ham on 11:28 AM CDT said...

Your cards are just fab, Donna. Great use of the stamps.

Dottie Watson on 11:30 AM CDT said...

Donna: You make your cards talk..They are so elegant and fun. Thank you for sharing your insight for color and imagination.
Hugs,
Dottie

Scrapacat on 11:31 AM CDT said...

I cannot wait to get my hands on the peach paper. I really need to find that embossing folder too - it's absolutely perfect with this image! Your puppy is excited about that cupcake! Cute! ♥ky

marilynoc said...

Your Dreams card is simply elegant!
Excellent use of color & pattern.

The Vannoy Family on 11:39 AM CDT said...

Such beautiful cards - Thanks so much for sharing Donna! Love Gina K's blog hops - so inspirational! Have a great day!

Joyce Thurston said...

love your color choices

Becky on 11:47 AM CDT said...

These are beautiful..

Giovana on 11:49 AM CDT said...

Beautiful cards Donna! Love them both.

Get Connected on 11:51 AM CDT said...

love the new sets.

love what you did with the colors

Valerie on 11:59 AM CDT said...

2 really great cards! Very creative and inspiraing.

Jaclynn Marie on 12:06 PM CDT said...

Sweet and cute cards! Love the color combos! TFS!!

scraphappy4067 on 12:10 PM CDT said...

Love your cards!!...thanks for sharing!!

Sue on 12:23 PM CDT said...

Very adorable

San on 12:26 PM CDT said...

Your peach-colored card using DREAMS is so peachy... I love it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sally on 12:37 PM CDT said...

Like the bird on the branch. Inspiring

Chris on 12:47 PM CDT said...

Super samples, Donna! The doggie is so bright and cute! The peach Dream card is simply elegant! Love them both.

dklessig on 12:53 PM CDT said...

I love both of your cards, very creative.

Riette on 1:22 PM CDT said...

The coloring of the first stamped image is so beautiful. The paper combo on the cutey card is so clever :-)

Bonnie on 1:36 PM CDT said...

Great cards! Just love the puppy card and your layout of it.

strac1 on 1:45 PM CDT said...

love how you add this stamp set into the embossing we have been using - makes good use of what we have and what we get -- this set is a must have.

Barbara on 1:57 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards Donna, love your color palettes and also how you used the embossing folders for each card. They showcase your folcal images perfectly. Love these two new stamp sets.

Arlene on 2:02 PM CDT said...

I love your birthday bash card. Nice work Thanks

Isabel Z on 2:03 PM CDT said...

What beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me.

dvs on 2:33 PM CDT said...

Good ideas and great cards.

Sue D on 3:24 PM CDT said...

Great cards--I like the embossed backgrounds.

Nancy on 3:56 PM CDT said...

The dream card is just gorgeous and the Birthday bash card is just adorable. thanks for sharing.

naneruth on 3:56 PM CDT said...

Love the use of those embossing folders with these! Lovely colors.

Yvonne on 3:57 PM CDT said...

Love the colors and embossing folder used on the Dream card. The Birthday
Bash card is so cute.

Carolina on 4:09 PM CDT said...

Ahhhh - the star dust stickles on the first is the perfect touch and love how festive your birthday card is - love that puppy!

Crafty Math Chick on 4:37 PM CDT said...

These are terrific Donna! I love how soft and elegant your peachy card looks with that embossing and that lovely satin ribbon of Gina's. And I love all the fun colorful dots in your birthday card with that cute puppy too! I hope you and your family had a wonderful memorial day weekend!

Donna Phelan on 4:47 PM CDT said...

Beautiful & Cute! Thanks for sharing, Donna!

Wide Eyed Stamper on 4:57 PM CDT said...

Awesome cards. The first one is my favorite. The colors are just lovely!
Can the Birthday Bash stamps get any cuter? I think not! :) Super job with dp choice and coloring.

Barbara Hale on 5:38 PM CDT said...

Your card using Dreams is just that - a dream! Also love the birthday card.

Diane N on 5:46 PM CDT said...

Donna after visiting all the other DT sites and being blown away by everyone's cards your elegant "Dreams" card was a wonderful oasis to rest my senses. I love the simplicity and elegance of the colors. Just beautiful.

Pam Young on 6:05 PM CDT said...

Your Dream cards is simply beautiful!!

Jill on 6:07 PM CDT said...

Both of your cards are very nice thanks for sharing

Susie on 6:25 PM CDT said...

These cards are absolutely beautiful!

--Marcy on 7:11 PM CDT said...

The Just Peach is just wonderful with the mint green! What a darling Birthday card - that puppy is a winner!

Verna Angerhofer on 7:17 PM CDT said...

What beautiful and delightful cards you created. I am so glad to view them and get inspired.

sandi on 7:19 PM CDT said...

I really love both cards but the puppy is so cute you can't help but fall in love with him (her). Thank you for sharing. I look forward daily to see what you have create. Thank you again.

Karen (TLgirl353) on 7:20 PM CDT said...

I love peach and the card you made is stunning! Your coloring of the puppy makes him almost look real!

Gayle on 7:31 PM CDT said...

Donna, Beautiful and fun cards, what a great cards.

jazy1m on 8:01 PM CDT said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Susan on 8:27 PM CDT said...

Two terrific cards to end the hop! I really like the colouring you did on the branch/tree that the birds are on. Your birthday card is so cheerful with the use of embossing and papers.

Marsha on 8:32 PM CDT said...

Fantastic Cards !!!!

Kary on 8:34 PM CDT said...

Hi Donna! Love the cards!! The Dreams card is romantic & beautiful, I love the colours and the embossed backgroud. The Bday Bash card is SO cute! I love how fun it is with so many sweet details.

redstamper7 on 8:48 PM CDT said...

The pattern and texture just sets the peaceful colors off so well. Lovely work!

Robin on 8:51 PM CDT said...

The embossing adds wonderful texture to the dream card and the birthday bash is just charming.

Kay S on 8:52 PM CDT said...

Love the peach and grey combo - gorgeous! Absolutely darling birthday card! Love the colorful circles you used.

Tina Gilliland on 9:20 PM CDT said...

Donna I soooo love how you added the grey with the peach!!!! That card just rocks!!! The dots added to the other card is a great touch!!!

Michelle Single on 9:24 PM CDT said...

Two fabulous cards, yet so different. Amazing job, Donna!

Lorraine on 9:25 PM CDT said...

Beautiful first card and such a cute & fun second one!

richardbreaks on 9:47 PM CDT said...

Pretty pretty pretty!!!

mjensen602 on 9:51 PM CDT said...

Your first card is lovely with the embossed card stock and the way you colored the image and "blinged it up"..very nice.
The birthday card is just darling.

Sue VanDeVusse on 9:51 PM CDT said...

That peach card is totally dreamy! Love how you colored it. I love the fun design with the circles and puppy, too.

Teresa on 9:54 PM CDT said...

Love your card. Beautiful! Hugs, Teresa E.

Jennie on 10:15 PM CDT said...

Such sweet designs Donna! Love how you used Dreams with the peach/gray combo...and LOVE the circles on your Got Cake design. That is FUN!

Cynthia B. on 10:28 PM CDT said...

Great choice of embossing folders for both cards! I think your first card is especially lovely. TFS!

Debbie Rogers on 10:34 PM CDT said...

Donna, the Dream card is a Peach to me! So very pretty!

vlyrat on 10:57 PM CDT said...

Dreams card is very pretty, and the cupcake puppy, really cute

Kelly on 11:08 PM CDT said...

Love your peachy card--it's so pretty! Cute puppy card too!

Brenda on 11:16 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards Donna!! Love what you have done with the peach and Tami's set.

Patti aka NW Lady on 12:05 AM CDT said...

That first card just really speaks your blog, Serenity in Stamping, you really nailed it! Patti

Lagene on 12:12 AM CDT said...

Donna, your peach chard is gorgeous & the puppy is adorable
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Ravengirl on 1:15 AM CDT said...

These are wonderful cards Donna! Love the elegance of the first card and the cuteness of the second!

Kris on 2:17 AM CDT said...

Two very sweet cards! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Designs By Sky on 6:00 AM CDT said...

Love the colors on both cards. TFS

Luv 2 Create on 12:34 PM CDT said...

Love the embossing and sparkle. Both of these cards are fabulous in technique and color.
Marcie

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 12:14 AM CDT said...

What a cute puppy!!! And oh I love that embossing folder on the new peach color!!

bbryant on 4:24 AM CDT said...

Cant wait to get my hands on this now you did a awsome job

thekolbes on 8:25 AM CDT said...

Again, 2 wonderful cards
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Clare on 10:47 AM CDT said...

I love these two cards! The first is wonderful, and the puppy is just too cute - nice job coloring him!

scrapalajen on 1:45 PM CDT said...

Love the puppy card not to mention the others are not cute.

Andrew Powell on 11:58 PM CDT said...

Wow wow WOW! I really love them both, but that metal flower just mesmerizes me! LOVE that!

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