Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 1: Holiday Basket & Under the Weather


sunflower basket

Welcome to our first day of inspiration hops for our new release!  I hope you made it to the fun party last night & had a good time shopping for all the latest stuff!

  For my first card, I used Melanie’s new set Holiday Basket, which features a beautiful wicker basket and some of her famous blooms from A Year of Flowers in miniature size to fit inside, as well as a few sentiments. This card was such fun to make and color. I used a swatch of fabric from my stash as a basket liner. Then I layered the flowers over the basket and put some crystal lacquer all over them. I can’t wait to make some Christmas cards with the poinsettias inside!

feel betterMy next card uses Rupa’s set called Under the Weather for you to send cards to your friends and family to cheer them up.  I made this card to send to AJ who is fighting Breast Cancer right now, and taking a break from designing on the team. I hope this will bring a smile to her face. She has been missed and is in everyone’s prayers for a full recovery!

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!!

See you back tomorrow for the Day 2 hop! 

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78 comments on "Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 1: Holiday Basket & Under the Weather"

Riette on 8:17 AM CDT said...

Love the fabric element on the basket. Sweet get-well card too.

Sherry on 8:27 AM CDT said...

Wow I could swear the flowers are real love the card

Theresa Momber on 8:36 AM CDT said...

Donna, these are so beautiful!

catdidit on 8:40 AM CDT said...

Gorgeous sunflowers Donna! and love the design of that 2nd one too!

Melanie on 9:03 AM CDT said...

That fabric is so pretty, nice touch!!
I know AJ will love that card! :)

Tina Gilliland on 9:17 AM CDT said...

Donna your sunflower card is FABULOUS!!!!!!! So cheery!! I love that little sick mousie... poor thing!

Teri on 9:17 AM CDT said...

Love the basket!

alex on 9:30 AM CDT said...

Two beautiful cards, thank you for giving me more beautiful cards to case

Anonymous said...

lOVE YOUR WORK!

Sonya van Stee said...

How absolutely adorable! Love the fabric element on your basket card, and the polka-dotted paper piecing on the little mousie's pillow is just too cute! Great illustrations of the new sets! Thanks :)

Catherine Kraft on 9:56 AM CDT said...

Love, love, love your basket card!!! The way you dimensioned your flowers and the fabric really added to your card. Wonderful shading on both of your cards.
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Anonymous said...

adorable as always.. Thanks for sharing

Wendy K

Karen (TLgirl353) on 10:22 AM CDT said...

Great cards, Donna! Beautiful coloring!

Lynne on 10:26 AM CDT said...

Well done. Gina has the best crafters.

lisa2d on 11:01 AM CDT said...

Donna I love the more muted colors with your cards. Haven't seen it with any others yet, and I love the look. Thanks

Sharon on 11:21 AM CDT said...

Great cards - especially the flowers and basket - really like the overall effect.

Bertha W on 11:38 AM CDT said...

Beautiful coloring on your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Katherine on 11:38 AM CDT said...

Great job Donna, especially the basket of flowers!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards! Gorgeous colors for both of the cards. :)

Debbie Meijer

Crafty Math Chick on 12:10 PM CDT said...

These are terrific Donna! I like the dimension and fabric you added to your basket card and I am sure AJ will LOVE that adorable little mouse card (nice paper piecing on the pillow BTW - cute!)

Sue D on 12:12 PM CDT said...

Beautiful sunflower basket and cute get well card.

Nancy on 12:17 PM CDT said...

I LOVE your cards... especially the fabric on the basket. so creative!

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop on 12:19 PM CDT said...

great coloring on these. thanks for sharing

mmwilken on 12:48 PM CDT said...

Thanks Donna for sharing your cute cards!! These new stamps are wonderful.

Billie Dee on 12:50 PM CDT said...

Those are great! Thank you.

naneruth on 12:52 PM CDT said...

Beautiful flowers and that mouse is adorable! Great job.

Lori Finch on 1:01 PM CDT said...

The colors on your first card are gorgeous and I love that you used fabric!!

Melissa Vannoy on 1:02 PM CDT said...

Love, love, LOVE StampTV bloghops - this design crew is so talented - including you, Donna! Love your use of fabric on your card - nice job! Thank you for sharing!

Donna Phelan on 1:14 PM CDT said...

Love how you used the fabric, such a smart idea!

Leslie Turner on 1:22 PM CDT said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Donna!

Susan on 1:33 PM CDT said...

Love your cards. Simply beautiful. Thanks for a chance at blog candy.

Cheri on 1:37 PM CDT said...

Love that touch of ribbon under the basket, Donna. Both of your cards are fabulous.

RuthAnn King on 1:56 PM CDT said...

Great cards, these are such great stamp sets, love your coloring. Thanks for sharing, take care. RuthAnn

Ruby Taylor on 2:03 PM CDT said...

The sunflowers you did are terrific...awesome coloring! Both cards are beautiful!

Kris on 2:21 PM CDT said...

Awesome sunflowers! Two lovely cards! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
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Betty Neville on 2:25 PM CDT said...

Wonderful cards Donna! Great idea with the basket liner, and your mouse card is adorable!

Unknown on 2:50 PM CDT said...

Love the real fabric basketliner. It really adds dimension and interest.

scrappinmommom on 3:27 PM CDT said...

What a great job on your basket of flowers, lovely and your little sick guy is just too cute.

Rosie Guiher on 3:28 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards!!

Corinna on 3:40 PM CDT said...

Both of your cards are smashingly adorable!!

lisa808 on 3:56 PM CDT said...

Two great cards!

maryanns on 4:16 PM CDT said...

Wow! Your cards are fabulous! The colors you chose are beautiful!

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Lindsay M. on 4:17 PM CDT said...

WOW! Gorgeous cards!!! Love them!!! Wonderful job!!!!

Parker on 4:32 PM CDT said...

I really like the coloring you did on the basket. Isn't it neat how every card using these stamps turn out to be different. I like both of yours. :)

Joyce Evans Erb on 4:56 PM CDT said...

The coloring is wonderful and the cards look great.

Dee on 5:08 PM CDT said...

Your basket of sunflowers is bright and cheerful, and the liner on the basket echoes the brown strip on the card. Lovely. Nice job on both cards.

Penne on 5:37 PM CDT said...

Donna, these are just beautiful! Excellent coloring and choice of colors. Yep! You rocked it again... TFS

Vicki Dutcher on 5:45 PM CDT said...

Gorgeous coloring on Mel's flowers!! Cute "get better" card too~

Ravengirl on 6:12 PM CDT said...

What fabulous cards!

Miesje on 7:19 PM CDT said...

Very, very cute. Love the basket.

Gayle on 7:43 PM CDT said...

Beautiful basket card, Donna and your little sick card is soooo sweet.

Irish Eyes on 8:22 PM CDT said...

Adorable cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rita Kegg on 8:50 PM CDT said...

Great cards! Love your basket!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful sunflowers.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) on 9:05 PM CDT said...

nice cards! Thanks for sharing.

craftymom205 on 9:49 PM CDT said...

Love the cards. Thanks for sharing.

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Nana on 10:08 PM CDT said...

Maravillosas la tarjeta, ese ratón me gusta.

Carol on 10:43 PM CDT said...

Beautiful projects, I love the colors and design.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) on 11:08 PM CDT said...

such great cards it makes me green with envy for the talent you have to design. Thanks for sharing.

ArleneK. said...

Cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

Arlene K. said...

Love both of your cards. Thanks for sharing

elizabeth on 6:32 AM CDT said...

Love the autumn feel in your basket card. Beautiful work.

Richard Breaks on 7:28 AM CDT said...

These are so pretty, Donna!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards!
Debbie H.
mama1duk@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I just love that little mouse in "Under the Weather", and the basket in "Holiday Basket" has so many possibilities!

Beastybunny on 9:52 AM CDT said...

Great job on both cards. They are simply lovely.

Scrapacat on 9:55 AM CDT said...

Oh how I love using fabric on my cards. Terrific use for the basket liner!

Anita Braddock on 12:12 PM CDT said...

Beautiful job love both thanks for sharing and for the cvhance to win
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Elaine on 8:36 PM CDT said...

I like them both

Monica on 9:15 PM CDT said...

Great cards! Love the little mouse!

Nana Donna on 10:26 PM CDT said...

Cute, love the holiday basket set. TFS

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Carolina on 9:15 AM CDT said...

Ahhh, such adorable cards! Love that bit of fabric on the first and I'm so in love with that little mouse and you framed him perfectly!

Helen F. on 10:35 AM CDT said...

Amazing coloring on the basket, Donna and the little mouse is just the cutest~it would surely make me feel more better :o)

Verna Angerhofer on 1:18 PM CDT said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the basket set. But the others are lovely too.

Sharon on 4:16 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards, Love how you used fabric on the basket

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 8:59 PM CDT said...

A truly gorgeous basket of blooms Donna!! And what a cute little guy...bound to make anyone smile!

Jessie/knightrone on 4:23 PM CDT said...

They are BOTH fabulous!

orrjj on 2:15 PM CDT said...

Great cards! Love them!

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