Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2: Basket Buddies and Heartfelt


best friends

So glad you’ve joined us for Day 2 of our Inspiration Hops!  Today we are sharing another one of Melanie’s fun additions to her previous sets, Spring Basket and Basket Blessings so the versatility soars!  These are the cutest animals so you can have basket buddies hanging out in her fun basket!  On my card, I used the cats who are hanging out on the ‘banner’ or ‘cushion’, however you want to use it!  I put the best friends sentiment inside because we all know, if you’ve had more than one cat, sometimes they can hate each other at first, but then become the best of friends! 

cats new bedThis makes me miss our Chica (gone since Dec’09 on the bottom), who was best friends with Elsie.  Here is an old picture I found of them when they used to sleep next to each other – so sweet.  They didn’t like one another for a few days but really did become the best of friends! 

 

 

Here is what you get in the set – cute huh?  What is really great is that now you have something you can make sympathy cards for your friends who lose their pets.  I know it’s always hard to some up with ideas for those difficult cards. But they really do mean a lot to the animals owners. 

 

 

hearfelt

Next up is Theresa’s new set Heartfelt, a beautiful collection of images and sentiments to share your heart during the upcoming fall season (which we all will be welcoming with open arms, right!?) 

close up blooms

I drew inspiration for this card from the very talented and sweet Debbie Olson, I just love how this card turned out (especially the uncolored stems and popped up blooms). Here is a close up of the crystal lacquer on the cone flowers. 

Here is a picture of Theresa’s set, isn’t it just lovely?? 

As you hop through the designer’s blogs, make sure you leave comments on each one for a chance to win a free stamp set of your choice valued up to $24.95! We will randomly choose two winners so the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. Gina K will announce the winners on her blog.

Be sure to check out StampTV each week Monday and Friday we have
challenges posted where you can win MORE free stamps!!

Card #1 details
Stamps:
Basket Buddies
Cardstock: White, In the Navy pure luxury; Basic Grey Lauderdale
Ink: rich cocoa memento
Accessories: white button, blue prima flower; copic markers

Card #2 details
Stamps:
Heartfelt
Cardstock: Ivory, Sweet Mango, Pumpkin Spice pure luxury
Ink: rich cocoa, potter’s clay memento
Accessories: Orange buttons;
crystal lacquer; copic markers, orange buttons; cotton thread

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again tomorrow for our final day of inspiration hops!

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56 comments on "Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2: Basket Buddies and Heartfelt"

Regina aka Mrs. Ham on 8:08 AM CDT said...

Wonderful cards, Donna. The kitten card is just lovely. I love the colors you use. Your flower is stunning....

Teri on 8:24 AM CDT said...

Beautiful cards!

sandi on 8:33 AM CDT said...

I don't know what to say, both cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing, I needed some help getting my mojo back. Thanks

catdidit on 8:46 AM CDT said...

Both are so awesome Donna! Love the kitties! and the flowers are so gorgeous how you colored them!

richardbreaks on 8:46 AM CDT said...

These are great, Donna. Love how you did the flowers.

Debbie Rogers on 9:09 AM CDT said...

Both are very cute Donna. Love that flower!

madoke on 9:35 AM CDT said...

Both cards are so cute, sorry for your loss my pets cat and dog are just like one of the family, love them to pieces. Thanks for sharing your cards and the chance to win.

Kim Marie on 9:57 AM CDT said...

Love the colors on both projects and the pic of your babies is precious; I know our pics of our cats keeps their memories precious :)
Kim Marie

Riette on 9:57 AM CDT said...

stunning flowers, Donna. Both cards are great.

lisa808 on 10:07 AM CDT said...

Cute kitten image and picture of your kitties. Pretty coloring of the flowers.

Beastybunny on 10:16 AM CDT said...

Both cards are fabulous! Great work!

nicke on 10:32 AM CDT said...

both adorable cards and what inspiration those kitties

--Marcy on 10:51 AM CDT said...

You gals sure pulled me out of my summer "too busy to pull out the stamps" funk I was in. Great inspirations on these card sets!

Debbie D. said...

Beautiful cards and wondeful new sets.

alex on 11:06 AM CDT said...

Love them both

Jessica on 11:16 AM CDT said...

beautiful cards

carrie said...

Great cards! Love the way you colored the flowers.

Becky on 11:51 AM CDT said...

Wonderful cards.

GailBDevlin on 11:53 AM CDT said...

Your flower card is gorgeous! So simple yet beautiful ... will add it to my "must do" list. Thanks for sharing.

Di on 12:05 PM CDT said...

Adorable kittens......love the flowers in 3-D!

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop on 12:38 PM CDT said...

great cards. love the coloring!

Luv 2 Create on 12:50 PM CDT said...

Both cards are wonderful, but really love the cone flowers.
Marcie

Lynn B. on 1:57 PM CDT said...

Those kitties are so adorable together. I'm sorry you lost one of yours. I know that hurts.
Love the way you colored the flowers on your second card. Both are lovely!

Vicki Dutcher on 3:42 PM CDT said...

Fabulous coloring on both~

Jimmi on 3:59 PM CDT said...

Gorgeous cards, Donna!!

janice moss on 4:09 PM CDT said...

Great cards Donna!

Melody (lacyquilter) on 4:28 PM CDT said...

Great cards.

Linda on 4:47 PM CDT said...

Both are great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Miesje on 5:06 PM CDT said...

Oh too cute! Love both of them.

Gayle on 5:35 PM CDT said...

Love your color choices, Donna. The Heartfelt card is very beautiful and love the kittens, too.

Lagene on 5:42 PM CDT said...

Love the cone flowers!

scrappinmommom on 6:57 PM CDT said...

Glad I don't have to choose which card I like best, they are both lovely.

Donna Phelan on 6:59 PM CDT said...

Donna your Happy Hello card is beautiful, just perfect for a day like today......feels like September here!

pqueenie on 7:01 PM CDT said...

Very sweet cards.

Crafty Math Chick on 8:35 PM CDT said...

Awww! Thanks for including a pic of your kitties in with your post of your cute kitties card - I like how you created that awning over them with the scalloped punch. And the clear lacquer looks awesome on the centers of those daisies!

Pat Jandacek on 9:01 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards - your coneflowers are spectacular!

naneruth on 9:15 PM CDT said...

The flower and the bow on the first card are great. Love your other one also.

Penne on 10:25 PM CDT said...

Somehow, Donna, I saw you as a kitty person! Your cards are just awesome and I particularly love the colors of the kitty card. You rocked-it!

Monica on 10:43 PM CDT said...

Both cards are great!

Anonymous said...

Very nice job on both cards. Flowers are very pretty.
Jean McGee

Ravengirl on 11:35 PM CDT said...

Donna, these are both wonderful! Thanks for the close up on the blooms!

Jaclynn Marie on 12:10 AM CDT said...

Are these cute or what?!!!!!

Kris on 12:25 AM CDT said...

Isn't that funny that cats do that when first meeting but are friends forever after?? Love both your cards! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Melanie on 7:04 AM CDT said...

Awww sweet kitties, this card is so cute and I love you shared a pic of your cats! love when they snuggle up like that! :) gorgeous fall card, love the buttons, colors and uncolored stems and dimension.

Tina Gilliland on 8:42 AM CDT said...

Love the colors you used on the kittie card! LOL GMTA!! Your Heartfelt card is wonderful!!!

Sharon Harnist on 11:09 AM CDT said...

Such sweet kitties and pretty coneflowers, Donna!

Janeen on 1:26 PM CDT said...

love the detail of the buttons

Carol on 4:39 PM CDT said...

Adorable cards! Thanks for a fun blog hop!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrene on 4:42 PM CDT said...

Love both of your cards today. The colors are beautiful especially the use of the blue in the kitten card. TFS

Casmiles on 4:50 PM CDT said...

Love your heartfelt card - it's beautiful. And the kitties are precious (the card, and your picture too - a great picture of Chica and Elsie) I'm working backwards through the blog...

Kay S on 8:26 PM CDT said...

Sweet kitty card! Your Chica looks just like my kitty! Sorry she's no longer with you. Your fall flower card is beautiful!

Sue D on 3:30 PM CDT said...

Cute kitty card and love the coloring on the flowers.

Sharon on 6:21 PM CDT said...

Love your cards and the inspiration you took from your beloved kitties, a very nice way to remember. I love the layers on the flower card

Kary on 8:20 AM CDT said...

Both cards are so sweet, Donna!! Love them!!

JessicaK on 2:18 PM CDT said...

Awwww, how adorable - both the card and the inspiration kitties.

Jessie/knightrone on 8:53 PM CDT said...

Super cute and GORGEOUS!

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