Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Year of Flowers Book Hop


Thank you for hopping along today with the Gina K. Design Team!! If you arrived here from Lee's blog, then you're right where you should be. You can always go to StampTV to start from the beginning.  The inspiration for today's hop came from Melanie Muenchinger's new book called, A Year of Flowers.


While you can make every design in the book with Melanie’s all occasion “A Year of Flowers” set, today’s samples showcase her coordinating florals, which can also be used with the book's tutorials and designs, and provide endless options and more value for your money. We are excited to share cards and projects we created using some of our favorite flower sets designed by Melanie! We love her new book and know you will too - don't miss out on getting your very own copy which you can purchase HERE!
My sample uses Spring Basket.




I kept my card simple, the basket and flowers are so beautiful, I don't want to take anything away from them!!  I used a polka dot embossing folder on the back layer and pierced around the top layer.

Leave comments along our hop today to enter to win one of Melanie's coordinating floral sets of your choice. The more comments you leave the more chances to win! Melanie will draw a name randomly from one blog and post the winner tomorrow morning. She is also giving away her Crazy Daisy digital patterned paper FREE if you link Gina's video or her post, please see Melanie's blog for details! Good Luck!
 
  • Hope you're finding some great inspiration and wonderful designs to get your creativity jump-started!  You can find the newest stamp sets and lots of wonderful accessories in Gina's Store.  And then join us on Stamp TV for the challenges and surprises and crafty videos galore!!!
  • Go to Sharon's blog, to continue the hop!

Supplies:
Stamps:  GKD Spring Basket
Paper:  GKD Pure Luxury White & Chocolate Bronw
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics:  #55, E57, E59, R24, R27, R29, R81, R83, R85, Y04, R06, R08, YG21, YG23, YG25, YR12
Accessories:  Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Paper Piercer

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66 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS, Lori!!!! Love it!!!

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  2. Love the contrast of colors, Lori! The basket and flowers turned out gorgeous!

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  3. oh this is lovely! love that add piercing!

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  4. This is beautiful Lori. Love how you did the center of the flowers and love the paper piercing.

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  5. Ahhh yes... my favorite white card designer... this is fabulous!

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  6. Ahhh, such a darlin' card! Love the mix of flowers and colors, so pretty in every way!!!

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  7. Lori I like simple the flowers and basket is the center attention

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  8. beautiful basket of amazing flowers!

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  9. Beautiful. The Colors of your Flowers are great. the shading is Awesome. your flower basket is the focal point and its the best. thanks for sharing
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  10. Lori what a lovely card, I agree how beautiful the flowers are, made even better by your colouring :-)

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  11. Love the flower colors and background work. How gorgeous is this???? Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Beautiful, Lori! Wonderful coloring!

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  13. Oh how I love the pierced edge! New ideas every day!

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  14. so spring!can't wait for it to get here. your card just says be cheerful today.

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  15. Beautiful CAS card. It showcases your coloring perfectly.

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  16. Your basket card is so pretty...love those flowers big time too!

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  17. This card shouts out to have a super day Bright, cheerful and the dotted embossing just added to it.

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  18. Great detail...the piercing was such a terrific finishing touch. Your coloring is beautiful.

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  19. Beautiful, love the red! The color of poppies! TFS

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  20. Beautiful colors...happy spring.

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  21. Very pretty card! I like simple.

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  22. Beautiful coloring and design Lori!

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  23. gorgeous card. Love all the piercing and the simple design.

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  24. Very pretty--I like the piercing.

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  25. This is so very pretty. I totally agree that show casing the basket and flowers were spot on. The piercing is a nice added touch too. Great job.

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  26. Awww - baskets of blooms are the best! Beautiful card.

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  27. wonderful flower combo in your basket.

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  28. Adorable! Love the way you colored the basket! TFS

    KimMJ
    bast830@comast.net

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  29. Beautiful coloring and great card design!

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  30. Well I don't think there is anything *simple* about your card other than it IS "simply stunning"! Great mix of colors & flowers....well done!

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  31. Love the classy look of your card Lori!! Beautiful.

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  32. Beutiful card Lori! love the basket full of flowers so elegant!

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  33. This is so beautiful and I love the polka dots to accent.

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  34. Beautiful Lori! The piercing is all you need to showcase your gorgeous basket of flowers!

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  35. You were so right to keep the background simple...love, love, love the multiple row piercing.... and the basket of flowers, I might add.

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  36. Lori, when I clicked on the card photo, I saw a much larger image. Then - boom, I could see the incredible details you added to the card-the coloring and shading is superb, and the piercing is striking! It is an entire wow of a card, just wow!

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  37. Beautiful cheery basket of flowers.

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  38. Love, love, love the basket stamps. Love the colors.

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  39. This is lovely! It's the perfect design to show off the basket of flowers!

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  40. Very elegant. Defininately lots of inspiration.

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  41. I love that flower basket set, Lori -- beautiful card!

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  42. Love your coloring and that piercing! Talk about dedication to your craft. I could never do that much piercing on just one card.

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  43. That is such a cool card and really accentuates the flowers in the basket. Love the piercing look.

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  44. Wow! this is great. I didn't know that they had embossing folders you could use to pierce with, but I know now that I have to get one. Your flowers and basket are beautiful. I love the simplicity and elegant look of this card. Fabulous.

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  45. So beautiful! Love the combo of florals you used.

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  46. Lori, All the piercing is an eye catcher and perfect frame for the basket of flowers.

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  47. Your basket of flowers is beautiful and so nice to see with all the snow around me here.

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  48. I wouldn't have thought of using pink and brick-colored flowers together in the basket, but they look OK! Lots of imaginative color combining on this blog hop! Fun!!

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  49. So pretty... and such a versatile stamp set.

    Linda Drozd

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  50. Pretty card. I like your coloring and the piercing.

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  51. lovely Lori...I haven't tried piercing yet but just might have to give it a try now

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  52. Love the basket and pretty combination of flowers! Lovely!
    DeniseB

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  53. Love it! I will have to try piercing. It certainly makes the basket stand out!

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  54. Fabulous basket!!! And the piercing is a wonderful backdrop!!

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