Friday, May 27, 2011

Gina K Designs May Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to day 1 for Gina K Designs Blog Hop.  If you made it to the party last night, you were lucky enough to see all the fabulous sets - maybe even buy them!  The Design Team will take the next few days, and hopefully inspire you with the newly released sets.  Today, we are showcasing GKD Border Bling, illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.
Mel has done another fun set using dots.  As you can see, I used my [accidentally ordered] blue liquid pearls for the look of gems on my card.  I had so much fun (and will continue to) with this set and the liquid pearls!  I just love the way this card turned out!



The second set we are featuring today is Vogue Vases, illustrated by Theresa Momber. This card is also for the Stamp TV Friday Free For All  challenge - a masculine birthday card.   Once again, Theresa rocked this set with realistic images, along with some awesome sentiments.
 I love the ferns in this set - they work perfectly for the masculine look I was trying to capture.  The sentiment is so generic - this is for a birthday, but I think I will also be using it for retirement cards.  Oh, it is kind of scary that I am making retirement cards - really my friends are that old?? :) Sheez.
That's it for me today -- Because of the holiday, Day 2 will be continued on Tuesday, June 1st.
Now, hop on to the other DT's and check out the amazing creations you will see.
Thanks for stopping by~








117 comments:

Melanie said...

Love your blue bling, hee hee1 hey after Gina's video i want em all!!

love that fern design, this card is so beautful, but masculine, too.

Melinda said...

great cards!

Becky said...

Wonderful cards Vicki.

dvs said...

Terrific!

catdidit said...

Oh so gorgeous with the blue and black like that and what an awesome masculine creation too! Rock on Vicki!

richardbreaks said...

Very Pretty! Great masculine card!

Tina Gilliland said...

OMGOSH MUST HAVE BLUE Liquid Pearls!!! Sooooooooooooo pretty!!!! Love the way you used Theresa's set!

JoAnnG said...

Cute ideas - thanks!

Lillian Child said...

These are so very lovely!

Scrapacat said...

Your friends are getting older, but you're not. LOL Love these - that accidental blue looks fantastic! Have a great holiday weekend! ♥ky

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Fabulous cards! Hey, we both used the same sentiment and used black/white and blue. GMTA! Have a great weekend!

Sharri said...

Great cards Vicki! Love them both!

alienanessa said...

Great projects, the blue is gorgeous!

AlpacaRose said...

I agree with you about the ferns and masculine. Great approach.

Carol said...

Great cards, love your style!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

LOve both cards Vicki....very pretty.
Debbie D.

sprgstn16 said...

Love your cards...especially the second one! Nice job and thanks for sharing.

Kelly G said...

Wonderful cards

Carla said...

Both cards are wonderfull...but.. I like the one with the blue ribbon the most

Donna said...

Wonderful cards, Vicki. Really enjoyed all the eye candy on the hop. Thanks for the inspiration!

sonyaeverding said...

Very pretty cards

Crafty Math Chick said...

So pretty - the blue really stands out again the black and white card and I love the safari look of your second card using the plants from Vogue Vases - just gorgeous!

~ Connie said...

Great cards! LOVE your color choices; I need to branch out and try these combos.

Riette said...

That blue is amazing. And thank you for inspiration for masculine cards.

Sandy said...

Great cards. I can see that I'm going to have to start using liquid pearls!

Bev E said...

Wonderful wonderful! I have really enjoyed this blog hop.

Alice H said...

Gotta love black and white. Nice work.

WyoGirl said...

Your cards are fab!!

Joan said...

I especially you like the Vogue Vases use of the ferns only. What a super idea for a masculine card.
Thanks for the great ideas!

Joni said...

I enjoy the simple, elegant look of both cards. The ferns are really versatile. I was going to pass on that set, but no more!

Chris said...

Gorgeous cards, Vicki! The blue pearls really work. I think we are all going to need lots of colors! Love the ferns on your Vogue Vases card.

Joyce Thurston said...

cool and very different from all the rest

Billie Dee said...

Very pretty cards! Thank you.

Shirleo said...

Very pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

Pat Jandacek said...

Wonderful cards - you're right that the CAS design will make a great retirement card with that sentiment. TFS

RuthAnn said...

Very pretty cards, thanks for sharing, take care.

gerissman said...

I love how different they both are, yet they are equally beautiful!!! Great job!! Thank you!

Jenny McGee said...

Those blue perfect pearls are so pretty. Nice work.

Jill said...

Oh love the blue and black--both are great cards

Gerry said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the touch of blue with the black & white

Barbara Hale said...

I love the fern image you used in your background. Thanks for sharing your design ideas with us.

Jana said...

I love your Vogue Vases card. I like that you used this without the vases. This stamp set is number one on my wish list. Thsi has been an amazing blog hop. Congrats to all for such fine work.
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Debbie Rogers said...

Wow...your Blue Bling is a stunner Vicki!

Linda said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, those are so lovely Vicki. The blue and white with the cuttlebug background is perfect together. And, the green and peach colors together are perfect as well. You know how to create the right combinations. Thanks for a lovely hop experience.

Stephanie said...

Nice cards!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Great cards Vicki! Lovin the blue 'bling'. Melanie has done it again with a great new stamp set.

Diane N said...

I really love your birthday card...great idea!

Die Cut Lady said...

very pretty card soft and warm looking.

Celeste said...

Love the bling on the first card. The second one is gorgeous!!!

Sharon said...

Both cards are really nice. The ferns really do work well for a masculine card.

Anonymous said...

i can tell you are enjoying these new sets,,, fabulous cards!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Tamara Pendleton said...

Your green card is beautiful, but that tourqois and Black!! Awesome!!!

scrappinmommom said...

Such nice cards, love all the great ideas. Must get the vase set.

Lusiana said...

Vicki, your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!

Ancient Elf said...

Both your cards are fantastic Vicki!

bbryant said...

They always save the best for last lol you are so talented keep it coming.

Luv 2 Create said...

Great projects! Love the blue one.
Marcie

Marsha said...

Both cards are wonderful.

Ravengirl said...

Great cards today! You are totally rockin' the blue pearls!

Kay S said...

I love the blue lying and that gorgeous blue ribbon on the first card -- even if the blue was an accident! The second card is great and it really is a versatile one!

Kay S said...

Stupid word correction. That was supposed to say 'blue bling' on my previous post! Sheesh!

Gayle said...

Fantastic cards.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both are fabulous, Vicki! I especially like the first one!

Golda said...

Great cards!

Peggy May said...

Love your cards

Susan said...

What great sentiments. I love the liquid pearls on the first card -- so pretty.

dklessig said...

Lovely cards

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

great cards! Marvelous.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are lovely.

maryr917 said...

love the blue liquid pearls-and your masculine card is awesome

Donna said...

Great cards, both are wonderful, really like the first one best, just love the simple amount of color, just the right amount of color added and accented with the same color bow!! So pretty.
Thanks.

A Touch of SOL said...

BEAUTIFUL! Very CLASSY!
Marisol Gutierrez
atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

Kelly said...

Love these! The blue and black is wonderful, but I also love what you did with the ferns!

Barbara Colbert said...

Great creations!!!! Excellent!! Really like these stamp sets...excellent possibilities!!! LOVE the bling! :-)))

Barb said...

love your cards.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for the inspiration. great job.

Sylvia said...

Love the blue bling and the ferns.

Lagene said...

Great Guy card, and the blue bling is beautiful!

Kristina G said...

Great cards. I especially loved the "masculine" card. Your color choices were wonderful and the clean and simple lines would appeal to a number of my friends. Thanks for sharing.

Jennie said...

Gorgeous designs Vicki!! Love the colors on your first one and the fern design is popping with the rounded edges on the focal image!!

Lorraine said...

Wow, what a gorgeous blue on the first card and love the background of your second one!

Rita said...

Great cards! :)

Kris said...

Lovely work! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Selina said...

Awesome layout.. like how you did the background

Donna Phelan said...

Love that fern birthday card, Vicki. SUPER!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

What a wonderful hop...you ladies have designed some fabulous creations!

Isabel Z said...

LOVE what you created!

Clare said...

Beautiful work!

buggin2stamp said...

I love the touch on blue on the black and white card. And you simple masculine card is fun.

Shelly said...

Great cards! TFS!

naneruth said...

Lovely!

Jo said...

Both of your cards are beautiful

Jill said...

I love your cards, simple, but elegant. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Mary Hansen said...

Very pretty cards, love your blog, too!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love that bling with the pops of blue, stunning. Love how you used the leafy branches, great colors.

Barb said...

Very Cute creations--I think I need to go shopping...................

Sharon said...

Wonderful cards!

Laura's New Place said...

I like the blue card best, but the other cards is great too!

paigeg said...

Love the Cards, thanks for sharing.

Paige

Sue Bridges said...

Very nice cards

Sonia said...

I really love the simplicity of your cards! It is defintiely a case of less is more!!!

pakosko said...

fantastic examples, thanks

Glenda said...

I love Border Bling because now you don;t have to buy all the bling, you can make your own in whatever color you choose!
Vogue Vases is wonderful because of its unlimited uses. Love your light and dark images here Vicki and the color choices really show off both the ferns and sentiment. Thanks for sharing.
Glenda

Shari said...

both these cards are gorgeous. Love the masculine one especially being a family of mostly males. Thanks

Kary said...

Hi Vicki - awesome cards!! Love them both!

Kay said...

Love the blue pearls

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Awesome cards, I love that you made a masculine card.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Camerageek said...

cute cards. love the dots and blue ribbon on the first one.

Janeen said...

and doesn't this just look like a perfect Hawaiian shirt for a guy. and you can't do melanies sets wrong no matter what we do with them. great job Vicki.

Leslie said...

Very cute- Thanks for sharing!!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the liquid pearls.

Brenda said...

Fabulous cards Vicki!!!!

stampqueen said...

Great cards!!!!

Carolina said...

Your cards are adorable - love the way you framed the sentiment on the first and love the masculine feel to your second.

scrapalajen said...

Sooooooooooo lovely!Fantastic.

thekolbes said...

Gorgeous cards
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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