Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gina K Design September Release Inspiration Blog Hop, Day 1!!

Hey Ya'll!! Welcome to our first day of some awesome inspiration for you, at least I hope to give you some! :D Today we have two stamps set to showcase for you. Up first is Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called Holiday Basket...this basket reminds me of the Longaberger Baskets that I have one small one of and I only set it out at Christmas, that is where my inspiration for this card comes from:



I have a red cloth in my basket like this too! Although, I don't put sunflowers in mine at Christmas time, it's usually holding Christmas cards. I went with a Fall-'ish' scene for this one. I used some 4 x 4 square material that was precut that I got at Hobby Lobby, that is the striped background and the little basket cloth hanging out. And this is sooo much fun to color too! LOVE that about it!! Sometimes, I just get in a mood to color! :D

Up next is Rupa Shevde's newest set called Under The Weather...oh my! This set has some CUTE images in it! I decided to use the oh so sad little bear in it:




Isn't he just too cute!? And looks so pitiful...makes you want to hug him, lol! I colored him with copics and prisma pencils, my favorite way to color images! Gave him some dimension by popping up his head and the ice pack and the medicine bottle. I love how cute this turned out...I usually can't do cute, but think I did this time, haha!!

Ok, ready for the most AWEsome inspiration around? Then hop on over to my fellow DT's Blogs!! You won't be disappointed!! And don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs because we will be picking two winners to win these stamps sets!!

-illustrator Holiday Basket

*Sharon Harnist

*Suzanne Dean

*Tina Gilliland

*Vicki Dutcher

*Carolina Buchting

*Cathy Tidwell<---You are here!

Deb Felts

*Donna Baker

*Giovana Smith

*Jimmi Mayo

*Lee Murphy

*Theresa Momber

Ok, that's all for now! Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure and come back tomorrow for more!! We will have two more stamps sets to showcase for you! Have a wonderfully creative day!
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Card Details:
Card #1:
Stamps: Holiday Basket by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstocks
Accessories: copic markers, precut materials from HL, ribbon, pop dots, scor-tape. brads.
Card #2:
Stamps: Under The Weather by Rupa Shevde from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K and SU!
Accessories: SU! pretties kit, button, ribbon, copic markers, prisma pencils with gamsol and blending stumps, pop dots, nesties labels dies, craft thread.

89 comments:

Riette said...

stunning colors on the basket cards and I just LOVE big bows. What a cute get-well card. Love the colors.

Sherry said...

Oh the basket card is wonderful love your design and the colors are fantastic

Theresa Momber said...

Cat, these are stunning! Love your style!

mmwilken said...

Aren't these stamps gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing you wonderful cards. Love them!!

Eli said...

Great cards. The combination of stamped elements and color schemes are beautiful.

Tina Gilliland said...

Greats colors on the flower card!!! Oh that little bear is just so so adorable and I DO want to hug him!!! But I ADORE the colors you used on that card as well!!! Great design, Cat!

Teri said...

Awesome job!

Wendi K said...

I love the colors on your cards. The bear really looks like he could use some TLC..Thanks for sharing

alex said...

The basket card is just so bright and cheerful and the layout is wonderful, as for that poor cute little bear I do hope he gets well soon

Melanie said...

this sunflower card is glorious, love the the layout and red accents, how you added the fabric and did the handles! nice!!

that bear with the ice pack and medicine made me LOL! poor guy! But so cute! I hope he gets well soon!

foxy said...

Love the bear card! So cute.

Catherine Kraft said...

I love your basket card and have never used fabric on my cards, but I definitely want to try using the fabric. The little bear card is so cute and as others have said, you do want to hug him. He reminds me of a picture I have of my son when he had a horrible bicycle accident - he looked kind of this pitiful little bear, so miserable!!
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Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Your basket card with that gorgeous bow is just stunning. Your second card is absolutely adorable-love that!

Lynne said...

You did cute really well! Made me want to buy this set. Great inspiration, thanks.

Shannon said...

Your sunflowers really make me wish it wasn't 100 degrees here. Bring on Fall.

Katherine said...

Gorgeous cards Cat. I especially like your under the weather card.

lisa2d said...

Love your cards, very fun

Dianne Beans said...

Great cards!

mescartes said...

Beautiful cards !

stamper said...

Great colors on the basket card. Under the weather are so cute.

Sue D said...

Beautiful basket card and the bear with ice pack is so cute.

Sharon said...

What great cards! Love the bright colors on the first one.

Bertha W said...

Loved your basket card, it is so elegant. Great use of the fabrics.

DebbieM said...

Love your cards, they're really beautiful. :)

The Vannoy Family said...

Love, love, LOVE StampTV bloghops - this design crew is so talented - including you, Cat. Love your embellishments - color scheme - your whole style is AWESOME! Thank you for sharing!

Crystal said...

These are FANTASTIC!!!!! LOVE LOVE that bow on the first one Cat!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I think it is so cool that you found fabric that matches your real Longaberger basket Cat - Bravo! And i adore your get well soon card, I just love your layering to add dimension to that cute teddy bear and the layout overall is terrific too!

Nancy said...

Hi Cat! LOVE your cards. Sorry I missed the release party. ((hugs))

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

love your color choices. thanks for sharing

naneruth said...

Great colors and ideas!

Billie Dee said...

Those are exquisite!

karen prosser said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work...

Lori said...

Big red bow is gorgeous! I reallly like the 3 stips of paper on the second card, the layering is perfect!

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS basket of sunflowers, and that bow is FBULOUS! Lovely card!

turnerl58 said...

Cat - I always love your creations! You're so talented!

Susan said...

Super cute cards!!! I love the colors on the basket card. Great job!

Cheri said...

The sunflower basket is gorgeous, Cat. I love the colors your joined together and that ribbon just is so perfect. Your so right about the bear....he's adorable and you DO just want to give him a hug. I love the sketch you used to show him off. Fabulous cards, Cat.

shari said...

he is adorable. Gotta feel like giving him a hug

RuthAnn said...

Love the use of fabric on cards, it makes them so unque. The bear card is cute, and does make you want fo hug him. Take care, thanks for sharing. RuthAnn

Ruby Taylor said...

Awesome cards! Love the color choices you used for the Holiday Basket set. And your Under the Weather cards is so peaceful with the colors chosen and too cute!

Betty Neville said...

These are fabulous Cat! Love that colorful basket card; and you nailed the cuteness factor with your second card!

Kris said...

I love your color choices! Wish I had that creative eye for that! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful sunflower card, Cat, and I adore the colors of your sweet bear card -- so cute & soothing!

Rosie Guiher said...

Beautiful cards !!!

Unknown said...

Great cards, Cat! All those little additions to the bear image make him look like he's really been through the mill! I LOVE it!

pakosko said...

that background is prefect for your card and i feel like hugging the teddy bear.

Stephani said...

Love both cards but the get well card is just so adorable! Love the coloring and layout!

scrappinmommom said...

Your basket card is gorgeous and loving the get well card too.

Corinna said...

Oh goodness that card is so adorable with the cut out ice pack! They are both gorgeous!

Jimmi said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, Cat!

maryanns said...

Thanks for sharing your techniques. I love both cards, but the teddy bear card is very special. You are right--it makes you want to hug and console the little fellow!

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Lindsay M. said...

WOW! Gorgeous cards!!! Amazing colors you used! And that poor little bear is soooo cute!!!! Great job!!

Dee said...

Your fabric on the basket card is striking! Love the red cloth in the basket, too. The get well card is lovely, with soothing colors. Love it!

Parker said...

You did "cute" good. :)

pqueenie said...

I love the 3D affect that you used. Really makes the cards "pop"

Joyce Evans Erb said...

It was great seeing the other elements used in the bear card. The water and rx bottles:) I also like the background strips. The fall basket is great

Penne said...

Cathy, both of your cards are just STUNNING! Love love love the Under the Weather card! It's just too darling for words. TFS

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great job Cat! That "get better" card is too adorable~

Ravengirl said...

These are great! That poor little bear...I just want to give him a hub!

Sue Bridges said...

Great ideas!

Miesje said...

Love how different these look. The rich colors on the first one and the soft blues on the second are wonderful.

Pattyb said...

Love your cards.......gorgeous! so beautifully done

Gayle said...

Hey Cat, Two totally different looks on your cards. Beautiful and extremely cute...

jazy1m said...

Love both of your cards. The colors are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Irish Eyes said...

Really cute cards!

Rita Kegg said...

Your cards a beautiful ... love the designs

Judy I said...

Wonderful cards. I love the sunflowers and the DP used in the background.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very pretty cards, with great bows!

craftymom205 said...

Love your cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Nana said...

Que corronguera de tarjeta.

NJMullins said...

Under the weather card is darling. Great layout!

Carol said...

Beautiful projects, I love the colors and design.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

love your cards...have to get both sets ..lol

Arlene said...

Love your cards especially the get well card . Thanks for sharing.

elizabeth said...

Those are gorgeous cards. I love all the different layers. And your color choices are beautiful.

richardbreaks said...

Great job, Ms. Cat! Love your use of color!

Scrapacat said...

What a cute, sad little bear. I just want to scoop him up!

Beastybunny said...

Both cards are fantastic. Great work.

Anita Braddock said...

beautiful cards love the colors you chosen.the bears is so cute thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,
abbraddock@msn.com

jean w. said...

Too cute!!!!

Donna said...

Ah, such a cute card and so pretty as well!! Would bringa smile to any not well person!!

First card is so pretty, love your red bow and pretty flowers!!!
Donna

Monica said...

Just adorable that bear is!! Love both cards.. you rocked it!

Carolina said...

The colors you selected for your Holiday Basket is just perfectly fallish and the under the weather card just took my breath away - just gorgeous!!!

Helen F. said...

Great bright & bold colors on your basket of flowers. And,the get well card is just too adorable, Cat!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Dynamite cards and all so very inspiring to me. Thanks for showing.

Sharon said...

Awwww that poor little bear has had a rough time of it...such a cute card, love your basket of sunflowers too!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Truly beautiful holiday card with that gorgeous big bow! And the dp...OMG it's perfect for the little get well bear!!

jp said...

LOVE the basket card! Yes, reminds me of Longaberger.

orrjj said...

Your teddy bear card is awesome! You do wonderful work!

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