Thursday, May 2, 2013

Gina K. Design May Illustrator Hop

 It is really overwhelming to get new stamps every month and have to have new Gina K. colors and stamps sitting on my desk giving me attitude. The pile is muttering "BRING ME TO LIFE!".  THE PRESSURE!  It is especially difficult with my OWN stamps, which at one time, I had a vision (this idea would be a really cool stamp).  So after hours at the craft desk creating (and never cleaning up -- it's a HUGE MESS)I have to blog.  Today I got up at 5 am to blog post, because I have *so much* going on with the kids and the time snuck away from me.

The buttons collections are going to be available this month too:
Tuxedo Mix
Sunrise Smoothie
Berry Blues
Pink Passion
 These will coordinate with the new color companions!

Let's see some stuff in action! (right?)


  The first card is created with the new colors (passionate pink, sweet corn, sweet mango) using the dots from my Lots of Dots set.  The Hello is from Cammie's new set: Stamp it Big 2



 The patterns in Melanie's new set: Pretty Patterns 2 is so fun to work with.  I stamped the square pattern on a piece of Gina K. white, then cut the bottom and attached it to a white base.  The squares were stamped in different greens (grass green, fresh asparagus, dark sage).  The sentiment and banner are from Cammie's new set Stamp It Big 2.


This is my *FAVORITE* card this month! The grey and yellow are smokin' hot together! I used the Pretty Patterns 2 for the background and the butterfly pattern (a custom cut silhouette file) is stamped with sweet corn using a flower from Becky's Bold Blooms set.  The sentiment is from Assorted Greetings.

I created this using some fun Gina K. designer papers and some turquoise sea card stock.  My new set Weather or Not features some fun spring mix and match images and coordinating sentiments. I used the raindrop trio on the base, using versamark ink.  The umbrella was paper pieced and the handle of the umbrella was colored with copics!




 Finally (I have to save some samples for tonight and next week), I made this bright card with one of Debbie's new Diva sets (green thumb diva).  I used the spring parade designer papers and colored the image with copics!




Check out what the other illustrators have in store:

 And remember, the release party starts at 7 pm in the StampTV forum tonight! See you there! 



all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




67 comments:

  1. Wow, you've been busy! love how you showcased so many sets and new products today, making me more excited for the party(i heart grey with yellow, too) :)

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  2. Wonderful cards, Beth! I adore your new set!!!

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  3. What wonderful samples and inspiration you've provided! Let the party begin. I want to see the rest.

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  4. Your samples are beautiful and very creative, I just love the new colors!!

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  5. Such awesome samples! And your set is super fun to work with! LOVE it!

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  6. Beautiful cards! I love the new colors and great new stamps!

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  7. Viewing your beautiful cards makes me even more excited to see the new line. Can't wait!

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  8. Beth your cards are absolutely beautiful I love how you have mixed the sets together I cant wait to see all of the new stuff tonight I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve lol

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  9. Very pretty and simple cards, can't wait to see the rest.

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  10. Love your cards and all the new products shown. You are so right - the grey and yellow are so smoking hot together!

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  11. FAB cards! You really do know how to bring all the stamps to life.....well done! And I love the patterns you have created and that Diva card--I've already put in my "adoption" paperwork! lol

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  12. Wonderful cards, I'm really loving the patterns and the new inks are gorgeous!

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  13. Beautiful cards! Love those patterns!!

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  14. Great examples! Excited about the new inks! Always something on the shopping list, isn't there!

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  15. Love, love, love these! Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  16. Cute and beautiful. What a combo.

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  17. I especially love the Pretty Patterns 2 card with the various green stamps. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Oooh, all the new colors and patterns are so pretty. I love the Pretty Patterns 2 green card. That gives me so many ideas. This is a set I would love to win and have!

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  19. Wow, Beth, so many pretties on one page! You and Becky are both practically blog hops all by yourselves! Your new Weather or Not set is so cute! Love that little paper pieced umbrella! Nice work on the Diva card, too! Great colouring, and that banner at the bottom is perfect! I love the simplicity of your Hello card, and the green squares with the bottoms cut off looks really cool! I also like the yellow & gray combo, and using a flower to stamp the butterfly turned out beautifully! Great work! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  20. I love all of the different designs and patterns. Looks like you had a great time creating these cards.

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  21. I enjoyed seeing the new colors and ways to use the pattern stamps.

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  22. Love all your samples. Especially the grey and yellow. Really am beginning to love that combination!

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  23. Thank you, Beth for taking the time to share the pretty new colors and great, fabulous ideas. Love it all.

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  24. Your cards are fabulous! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your set!

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  25. Oh my, you've really been busy! Love the new colors and the combinations you used.

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  26. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  27. Well these are all fabulous samples! I really love the bright colors on the first card with the large Hello greeting. Might have to get my hands on both those sets. I love dots....and large greetings are always nice for CAS cards.

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  28. Wow! I'm impressed with all these cards! My favorite is the "Hi there" one!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  29. You did some very nice things with the colors and stamps!

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  30. The Hello card is so much fun! I love the circles. All the cards are beautiful, but I like that one the best!

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  31. Love the cards...the layouts and colors are wonderful! Can't wait to see the rest of the set and the new ink colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Green being my favorite color, you know I love that one. All are just perfect also. Can't wait for tonight.

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  33. Your designs are so pretty--I like how you colored everything. Amazing.

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  34. So nice..and love the names of the new colors..sounds yummy! LOL

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  35. Love your designs !!!! Keep up the great work !!!!

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  36. Ohhh, the green card is wonderful. I love the look.

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  37. Wow--you have been busy! I love these---great cards and love how nicely the sets mix together!

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  38. Such pressure! I'll say, you work well under pressure. Even good things can be stressors! I love the green diamond pattern!!

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  39. Wow! This is going to be a really fun set to play with!

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  40. Like that simple cards looks so chic!

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  41. Pretty patterns are so versatile and make such fun cards!

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  42. I love Pretty Patterns I and like what you did with this second set. Those shades of green in the square pattern are awesome! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  43. This is so cool and looks like fun times coming my way...
    Thanks for sharing and hope you get some*me* time...
    Hugs and have a wonderful day:)))

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  44. I seriously need some new stamps. What will I tell my husband?

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  45. Love the hello there, all those greens love them, and the thinking of you card

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  46. Beautiful as always Beth! I love your new set too! It is so much fun! Hugs! Seanie

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  47. Your set looks like a lot of fun to make quick & easy CAS cards with - LOVE that!

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  48. Beautiful designs, can't wait to start making my own fun.

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  49. Great samples, Beth! Can't wait for the full release.

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  50. I love your card Beth. these are so cute. love the designs.

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  51. You did a great job on these samples!

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  52. Beautiful colors, and color combinations!

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  53. Beth, your cards are beautiful. I love all the different backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Wow, you really created some beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration... :)

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  55. Wonderful cards! I like the simplicity of many of them. The colors are wonderful also. Oh, where to store more inkpads!!!

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  56. These are great cards, Can't wait to see rhe rest of the set. Thank you for sharing!

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  57. Sha-ZAM! I was reading your blog post and in my head I was singing 'This.Girl is on FIYEH....This.Girl is on FIYEH..." U know it! I Love your new set...love your smokin' grey and yellow card...and of course I lerve that diva card!

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  58. Love your cards and the geometric designs using the Pretty Patterns 2.

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  59. Simple style, SPECTACULAR results...well done!

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  60. Love all of them. Simple and beautiful.

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  61. Lovin the new color papers and how you used them. TFS.

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  62. Your card are wonderful

    Blessings,
    Kathleen R

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  63. I LOVE your little umbrella -- can't wait to see more ideas using your new set.

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  64. WONDERFUL card creations!!! Thanks for getting up early and blogging for us. :)

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  65. A great and varied display of examples for us. All beautiful, but my favorite would be the background of the "Hi There" card - it's probably the variation in green colors that appeals to me. TFS

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