Thursday, February 2, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2



Welcome to Day 2 of our inspiration hops.  Today we are sharing creations made with Theresa’s Whimsical Spring and Tami’s Girl Talk. 

I apologize in advance my blog posts for the 2 remaining day inspiration hops are going to be short and will not include direct links to the supplies I used.  My laptop won’t boot up so I have to use my (limited) lunch time at work to be able to upload my posts.  If you have any questions about products or anything else, please feel free to put it in your reply or use the contact me button under my photo.  Here is a link to the WHAT'S NEW category where you will see everything in one place!!

I was really bummed my laptop is not working but thankfully I had photographed, edited and uploaded my photos to the design team group at StampTV so I can still participate in the hops!  

First up is my card using Whimsical Spring.  It is a gorgeous set in the signature whimsical style that Theresa captures with beautifully illustrated butterflies, bird, flowers and leaves!  On this card I created a 3 panel card (I know I’ve done this before but I love the look!) with 3 button jar colors (Wild Lavender, Sweet Mango, Blue Raspberry) that were on my desk at the time that I wanted to translate into a card.  I stamped the leaves with VersaMark ink and popped up the butterfly, made a trail for the butterfly (who is ‘chasing’ its dreams!) 


Here is my card using Tami’s Girl Talk – I just adore this cute girl with a flower in her hair!  The quotes are cute and hilarious too!  I know lots of friends I can send these to.  This one is going to my co-worker (single) who LOVES chocolate – we’re always teasing her about how it doesn’t last long at her desk.  She is always on the hunt for more.  I will give her this along with some chocolate soon to brighten her day soon!  I paper-pieced this gal with Echo Park’s Times and Seasons paper and added simple embellishments of double stitch black ribbon and a red rhinestone brad.  I was channeling fellow DT member Carolina Buchting with how I did my bow this time! 

As you hop through the designer’s blogs, make sure you leave comments on each one for a chance to win a grab bag full of 12 stamps!! We will randomly choose two winners so the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win.  The Winners will be announced on Monday in the forum Big News  on StampTV!


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

Thanks for stopping by today - hope you come back again tomorrow!





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93 comments on "Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2"

Theresa Momber on 8:14 AM CST said...

Beautiful designs, Donna! I just love the bright color panels on the first card!

Monika/Buzsy on 8:30 AM CST said...

Pretty cards Donna. Especially love the first one with the lovely butterfly and the color blocks. :o)

catdidit on 8:40 AM CST said...

What wonderful designs Donna! And really love the colors on that first one!

Elizabeth on 8:52 AM CST said...

Oooh so bright and beautiful on the first card. I absolutely love your color and pp choices on that Girl Talk card. Love it!

alex on 9:02 AM CST said...

Lovely cards, love the bright colours of the first one, and the second one is so cute :-)

Becky on 9:29 AM CST said...

Donna, both of these are lovely.

jennifer on 9:46 AM CST said...

Love your butterfly

Sharon on 9:58 AM CST said...

What a unique design on the first card - such unexpected colors - great job!
And such cute paper and embellishing on the second one.

Debbie Rogers on 9:59 AM CST said...

So simple and so cute. Great job Donna!

StampnInkLady on 9:59 AM CST said...

Love those bright colors and love the background paper on the Girl talk card! Great ideas!! Thank you! Hugs Lori R.

Judy I on 10:32 AM CST said...

Great cards. I love how you used the leaf as a background image. And that chocolate sentiment is the best. I think we can all relate to computer problems. Hope you get it fixed.

Making Jesus Famous on 10:37 AM CST said...

Wow i love your colors on the spring card...they really pop!

Bertha W on 10:57 AM CST said...

Cute cards, thanks for sharing.

Monica on 11:12 AM CST said...

Love the choices of patterned paper & coloring. It gives the cads grew dimension.

--Marcy on 11:18 AM CST said...

The Girl Talk cards make me giggle every time! I love what you did with the butterfly!

Lori on 11:39 AM CST said...

Fun cards Donna!!

Julie on 11:53 AM CST said...

Awesome cards Donna.

Die Cut Lady on 12:11 PM CST said...

Fun cards love the colors!

Margaret on 12:27 PM CST said...

Both great cards. Awesome coloring.

Gvendalen on 12:32 PM CST said...

So cute card!

Lisa on 12:32 PM CST said...

Love, love your bold colors!

Chris on 12:45 PM CST said...

Absolutely beatutiful cards, Donna. The colors on the first on just make it pop off the screen. The second one is just as lovely.

zehra on 12:47 PM CST said...

both cards are lovely, i love the three colors band card and the look is awesome

Dawn's Craft Place on 12:55 PM CST said...

Both of these are beautiful! Such wonderful colors and design.

Ravengirl on 1:14 PM CST said...

These are great! I love the colored blocked card with the repeated leaves and the fun sentiment on the "chocolate" card!

Pati on 1:14 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards! I love the bright colors of the first and how you colored the butterfly. I like your paper piecing on the girlie card, very nice!

Tami B. on 1:52 PM CST said...

The way you colored the butterfly is beautiful! 2 very nice cards.

Lisa K on 1:52 PM CST said...

I love how you put the three paper strips together on the spring card. Both cards are nice.

Angie on 2:27 PM CST said...

Love the way u put the three paper stips together so beautiful and the girl talk cards is just awesome!

Caryn S on 2:30 PM CST said...

Love the color blocks on the butterfly card and the "notebook paper" background on the Girl Talk card sucked me right in! LOL! Love them both!

Patricia on 2:34 PM CST said...

Terrific cards! The first one is really unique. I love the layout. Thanks for sharing and participating.

Patricia on 2:34 PM CST said...

Terrific cards! The first one is really unique. I love the layout. Thanks for sharing and participating.

Patricia on 2:34 PM CST said...

Terrific cards! The first one is really unique. I love the layout. Thanks for sharing and participating.

Patricia on 2:35 PM CST said...

Terrific cards! The first one is really unique. I love the layout. Thanks for sharing and participating.

Donna Phelan on 2:39 PM CST said...

The colors on your first card are outstanding! Fabulous! And I also love the look of your girl talk card, it's lovely!

Ultimate Whirligig on 3:10 PM CST said...

Beautiful vibrant colours. :) Michelle

Melanie on 3:14 PM CST said...

love the color blocking!

Joyce T. on 3:30 PM CST said...

awesome coloring - especially that butterfly!

Trisha on 3:46 PM CST said...

Great job on both of your cards. This has been such an inspirational hop. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Wendy Thompson on 3:54 PM CST said...

Love the cards thanks for sharing

Nanette on 3:59 PM CST said...

Great cards! I hope your computer is up and running soon.

naneruth on 4:04 PM CST said...

Sweet! Love them both.

Betty Neville on 4:09 PM CST said...

These are beautiful Donna! Love how you used the three panels and that gorgeous butterfly!

Vicki Dutcher on 4:19 PM CST said...

Love the color combo on your first card!! Great samples~

Evette K. on 4:19 PM CST said...

Unbelievable cards. The colors are the first are so great. The second uses that set that just cracks me up each time one of you designs a card using it. LOL LOL Thanks for sharing. ekc

pamselinski on 4:37 PM CST said...

Ohhhhhh! I love the 3 panels on the first card. Absolutely stunning. The Girl Talk card is so cute. I love the paper choices you made with that one. So cool.

mermaid fenicia on 4:40 PM CST said...

Really love those cards ^-^

Designs By Sky on 4:55 PM CST said...

Love the cards! TFS

RuthAnn on 5:03 PM CST said...

Very cute cards and stamp sets, thanks for sharing, take care.

Jennifer on 5:04 PM CST said...

I am in love with the Whimsical Spring set and the Girl talk set is a hoot! I really like your panels and versamark!
Cheers, Jennifer

Teri on 5:18 PM CST said...

Just beautiful!

Lenoria on 5:49 PM CST said...

Your cards are both beautiful and I really like the colors on the first one.

Susan Sieracki on 5:53 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards. What a great gift your co-worker is going to receive. That set is perfect for gift giving.

Janet Baldwin on 6:12 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards. I am sure your co-worker will love the chocolate themed card!

Georgia on 6:12 PM CST said...

Fantastic cards.

Verna Angerhofer on 6:14 PM CST said...

awesome cards but love the bright blue and orange designed one a great deal...so cheery.

Kay S on 6:27 PM CST said...

Donna, your Whimsical Spring card is great - love the color combo. The chocoholic card is darling with the cut rapper piecing and ribbon embellie.

ktfabian on 6:58 PM CST said...

I really like both cards, Donna. They're not like any others I've seen in the hop and that's a nice change.

wanda on 7:00 PM CST said...

Nice use of colour... simple and very effective. thank you

Miesje on 7:03 PM CST said...

Great cards - love the layouts.

Denise E. on 7:05 PM CST said...

Gorgeous!

Pat Jandacek on 7:09 PM CST said...

I love the 3 panel look, too! Gorgeous card. And the falling in chocolate quote is perfect for every woman I know!

Margaret said...

Awesome cards. I love the three panel card with the butterfly. I like the way you used the leaves and then showed the path of the butterfly.It looks so cheerful.

Billie Dee on 7:14 PM CST said...

Wow! The colors on that first card just pop!

Golda on 7:31 PM CST said...

What fun cards! Sorry you are having computer troubles, but glad you still get to participate.

Anita Braddock on 7:38 PM CST said...

Wow supper beautiful Cards love the Bold colors and the Butterfly is Awesome. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

Aixa M. on 8:02 PM CST said...

Great looking cards! Love the first one with all the bright colors!

Melody (lacyquilter) on 8:03 PM CST said...

Your cards are great. What a wonderful color combination on the first one.

Kay said...

Love the 3 panel card and your choice of colors!! Girl talk rocks!

Kris on 8:24 PM CST said...

Beautiful butterfly card! Fun chocolate card too! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
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Crafty Math Chick on 8:27 PM CST said...

Sorry about the techno issues Donna - hope you can resolve them soon. Lovely cards both - I like the bold bright colors of your first card and the collegiate look of your second card as well.

Susan on 8:46 PM CST said...

Great cards. Love the layouts.

Sharon on 8:49 PM CST said...

Both cards are great but absolutely loving the 2nd one!

ibalady on 8:58 PM CST said...

liked the change in direction of the ribbon. generally folks use ribbons horizontally. the vertical is a nice welcome change.

Gayle on 9:21 PM CST said...

Donna, Gorgeous cards and love the color panels on the first one.

Anonymous said...

I like the color blocks on the first card. I have to smile when I see the "flight" of the butterfly and then read the sentiment. Our dreams don't usually follow a straight path.
Jean McGee

Sue D on 10:30 PM CST said...

Great cards--I really like the three panel card.

Luanna said...

I love the 3 panel card - gorgeous colors!
Girl Talk is such a fun set.

Olga on 11:00 PM CST said...

the first one is so colorful.Love it!

Terry Duncan on 11:20 PM CST said...

Love both of these cards! The color combination on the first one is awesome!

KonaRose on 12:17 AM CST said...

Hi, Serenity lady!!! Donna, I was going to PM you about how you did the paper on card 1 til I read your notes (LOL-thanks!) and your paper piecing the dress on card 2 is so darling! I just love what you do!!! Thank you!

Krystal on 1:42 AM CST said...

Those colors just scream SUMMER to me, which I need, cause its like 30 degrees!

Barbara Bryant on 3:16 AM CST said...

These cards are talking to me love them and you did a awsome job on them

Wide Eyed Stamper on 4:33 AM CST said...

I really really really love the colors of your first card with butterfly. Great job!

karen

CraftyMomFL on 6:23 AM CST said...

Donna - both cards are so fun - I like the technique with the versamark (haven't seen that before so thanks for doing again)

ntsisterz on 7:37 AM CST said...

Awesome color combos and card designs!

naoompje on 7:58 AM CST said...

Love the colors of your first card wow.

Riette on 8:52 AM CST said...

Gorgeous colors and stamping on the first card! And such a "sweet" second one :D

Susan on 9:03 AM CST said...

Don't know why I don't use the three panel layout more. It's perfect. I'm sure your friend will love her chocolate card, too!

Dee on 10:31 AM CST said...

Attractive card, Donna! The sentiment is one for a chocaholic, for sure! :) Like the paper piecing on the girl, and the simplicity of the card itself. Very fun card!

ddlady on 12:03 AM CST said...

Donna, I like the jewel tone colors of your first card. I like the journeling background page on your second and way you did the ribbon.
Good job!

CTgirl on 1:59 PM CST said...

Wow, both cards are just fabulous!! Lovely colours!

Mary Jo said...

Thanks for sharing your cards, Donna. Lots of fun ones!

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