Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New release blog hop- Day 1

We had so much fun at our release party last night! For those of you who joined us, you know how fast and furious our party chat thread was moving! I am SURE I missed a ton of questions so I will take some time this week to reread the thread to see what I missed. :)

Today, the design team has put together the first of three blog hops featuring the new stamp sets and patterned papers released last night.

Stately Flowers 3



Melanie Muenchinger's newest addition to her state flowers series is a joy to stamp with. In the Release Party Presentation Video, I show you the way I like to color the Forget-me-Not flower in this gorgeous set. You will love the huge images and fabulous greetings. And although they are so much fun to color, they also look stunning embossed in gold or silver. Matched with the new Wisteria Lane Patterned Paper Pack, the purples in this card make you feel ready for spring!

Mehndi Wishes



Rupa Shevde's newest stamp set, Mehndi Wishes, takes this gorgeous Indian style art and turns it into a uniquely fun stamp set for crafters like us. You will love the beautiful images that work as both focal images and decorative backgrounds. And the greetings are a must have for your collection. In my sample, I use the flower image as a background and follow the lines with a Stardust pen to create sparkle and shine. And the greeting I chose for this card creates a feeling of encouragement and peace. (I'll be making a few refrigerator magnets and desktop things with this greeting because it serves as such a positive reminder.)
To watch the new release presentation video, click here:
You can still play along with all of the contest questions and challenges! Find them here- Release Party Forum
And to see the beautiful projects the design team has created for today's hop, follow the links below. As you hop through the blogs, make sure you leave a comment on each of the blogs including mine because we will choose two random winners from all of the comments who will each win a grab bag full of deeply etched, precut Gina K. Designs stamps!
Start here:

  • Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator Stately Flowers 3
  • AJ Otto
  • Carolina Buchting
  • Cathy Tidwell
  • Donna Baker
  • Emily Giovanni
  • Giovana Smith
  • Jennie Harper
  • Jimmi Mayo
  • Lori McAree
  • Michelle Woerner
  • Sharon Harnist
  • Suzanne Dean
  • Theresa Momber
  • Tina Gilliland
  • Vicki Dutcher

  • Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! More tomorrow right here~

    Hugs,

    Gina K.

    89 comments:

    1. I was up early to catch up on last nights party, love all the new sets, and the new papers. Your two samples are beautiful, thanks for sharing and continuing to inspire :-)

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    2. wonderful cards Gina! Love them!

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    3. Beautiful cards. I love that quote about courage.

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    4. Great job on all of these. Beautiful!

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    5. I so enjoyed the video and the projects last night. I am in the process of going back and watching a lot of past videos to learn about all the great techniques I've missed out on. (I feel like I'm in Stamp School.) Thanks for all the inspiration and education.

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    6. Excellent cards! So bright and elegant!

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    7. Just couldn't stay awake for the release party last night! Watching my littlest granddaughter everyday is taking it's toll on this 61 year old grandma! Love the cards and what I've seen of the new sets. Must check everything out. Hugs!!

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    8. Whoa! Gina, I just love the new release sets and it is so fabulous that you do the artwork to share them! I have only recently been able to start buying the sets and now have about 5! I would be so thrilled to win the grab bag! Thank you for the chance to win more of your fabulous stamps and for all of the great videos you do! I have learned so much from you! Hugs Lori

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    9. Beautiful cards! I love the courage quote and how you use your spellbinders.

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    10. Beautiful cards, especially the background on the Mehndi Wishes card.

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    11. I cannot wait to get the stately flowers and start coloring! I can see my tongue sticking out now! Beautiful stamps and even more beautiful paper.

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    12. love these new stamp sets and papers. Awesome!

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    13. What gorgeous cards and beautiful new stamps.

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    14. Beautiful cards. I love the sentiments!

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    15. All of the cards were so well done....and such a great variety of colors and papers!!

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    16. Wow, your cards are beautiful. I love your coloring and layouts. TFS.

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    17. What gorgeous cards! Lovely new stamps.

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    18. All of the cards are artist they have done a wonderful job

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    19. Love these, you always make such beautiful cards!

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    20. Gorgeous cards, Gina! Loving the new sets. Gotta get my order in today. :-)

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    21. Love the cards - Love the colors! And so many different uses! GORGEOUS!

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    22. Gorgeous. Love all the beautiful colors. Really enjoyed the release party and the new stamps sets are must haves for sure. :)

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    23. These cards and the stamp sets are gorgeous! Thank you for taking so much time in demonstrating how to use them in different ways to create even more varieties of card designs so we can get the most use of the stamps. I love the new papers also.

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    24. Wonderful new stamps. Love the new patterned paper collection. Just gorgeous! And of course your card projects are stunning as always.

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    25. Beautiful cards love the new Stamps sets love the colors and the papers. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. some great stamps
      abbraddock@msn.com

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    26. Gina, I loved the forget-me-not flowers and
      the presentation as usual you did a fabulous job.
      Thanks for all the wonderful demostrations I am
      new to card making and I am so inspired.

      thanks
      helen

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    27. I'm off to hop! Can't wait to get inspired!

      Kris in Alaska
      funamom at yahoo dot com

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    28. Stately Flowers just keeps getting better and better!! I had to have it....and then the others!

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    29. Beautiful cards. I love the flowers and the Mehndi background is awesome!

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    30. Your cards are gorgeous, Gina! Love the new patterned paper too!

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    31. What great new stamps! The flowers are the best!

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    32. Wonderful new stamps, and the papers are beautiful.

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    33. Gina, can't wait to get my order, I cannot believe how much I have learned from you, thank you so much for all you do.

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    34. Such a fun release party! I love the new stamps and especially the patterned paper packs!!

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    35. I am new to copic markers and as I looked at the stamps, especially the stately fowers, I can see so many possiblities. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration.

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    36. Both of these cards are really beautiful. I'm very excited about the new papers and stamps. I love how you did the Mehndi Wishes background. The glitter pen was just the right touch. I enjoyed the release party but did not join in on the live chat as I was viewing it & stamping at the same time!! A big thank you for all of your inspiration and creativity & sharing it with all of us!

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    37. Very pretty cards! It seems when you use the Star Dust pen it adds just the right touch. I love all the flower stamps. I am looking forward to your new papers too! Thanks!

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    38. I'm so glad you put those cards into this blog, because there was no where to leave a comment for you after I watched the video. That was an incredible video you put together. I've watched the last few of them and they just keep getting better. When I watch you color, it always gives me new ways to color my own projects. Until I started coming to Stamp TV, I would never color because I just wasn't good at it and I would ruin my projects. The best technique I ever learned from you was the Copic blender pen taking away color. And now, you gave me another way to make my flowers more striking with the technique you used on the forget-me-nots. Thank you so much for this wonderful website Gina (and all those who contribute to it).

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    39. Absolojutely beautiful & I love those stately flowers.

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    40. Great video showing us all the new releases and tips on how to use them.

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    41. Fantastic! I told hubby tonight I need some funds for stamps!

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    42. Wonderful release Gina - again! Yup, did my shopping - now will be stalking the mail lady!

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    43. Beautiful cards and love this release...as it seems everyone else does too!!

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    44. Lovely cards. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

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    45. Love these cards makes me want to get busy with making cards and not doing anything else..thanks for the great work

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    46. Had a lot of fun at the release party. All of you outdid yourselves with the beautiful cards we got to see! And the new sets and papers are to die for!!

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    47. I love this flower stamp. It has a fresh modern look in my opinion.

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    48. Thank you for all you do, Gina. You've added so much to my life. Thank you especially for the way you demonstrate the use of copic markers. When I hear other people teaching about copics, I get very tentative about using mine. Then I watch you demonstrate them and I wonder what I was so nervous about. It's really quite straight forward when you teach it. You encourage me (and everyone) to try new things. That's such a valuable skill! Thanks a million times over!

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    49. Loved the video ideas! Thanks so much for creating them.

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    50. Beautiful cards Gina. Love the coloring and paper patern.

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    51. I love how you layered the ribbons on the flower card. The purples and greens are lovely in the flower, ribbons and pp. The Mehndi look isn't really my style, but it looks lovely as the background with the bits of shimmer.

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    52. Beautiful flower card, love the wisteria paper, I am more partial to rd carpet too.

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    53. Gorgeous cards Gina, and a wonderful hop!!!!

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    54. What a great hop. All of the designers did a top notch performance and have filled my heart with inspiration.

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    55. Love the background you have created and the simple card with the sentiment is stunning!

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    56. Awesome cards; love the purple look and the handstamped background. Just finished a Clean & Simple class and we learned about making your own simple background. Gorgeous cards.

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    57. I love the new format. Watching the entire video I was mesmerized for 36 minutes. I loved each card you made but especially the one with the Mehndi background.

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    58. Fabulous release and awesome day 1 hop. You and your designers are the best.

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    59. I thoroughly enjoyed the release party. You made some beautiful cards. The new stamp sets are great. I'm loving the new paper and card stock packs. They are very welcome additions to all the wonderful things you sell online. Gina, you will be the bankruptcy of me!!!

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    60. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

      Carol B
      ciaoitalia(at)gmail(dot)com

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    61. Loved the card you made with the Forget-Me-Nots. I look forward everyday to checking out your blog and Stamp TV. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas and I'm the one who was star struck when I spoke with you to place my order over the phone.:)

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    62. I just love all the new stamps. Beautiful cards!

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    63. Great blog hop; your DT did a fabulous job. Great new stamp sets; I particularly like the stately flowers set. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.

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    64. Your cards are wonderful. The wisteria paper is gorgeous!

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    65. I always get a ton of inspiration from your blog hops. I can't wait to see what you have planned this time.

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    66. wowzas...lovely cards Gina!!!!

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    67. Great new stamp sets and cards! Looking forward to the hop!

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    68. Love all of the new stamps! The video is worth every minute!!! Great designers at Gina's..always an inspirational hop!!

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    69. I love what I'm seeing so far. Can't wait to do the rest of the blog hop.

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    70. Love your state flower card. Purple is my favorite color and this card looks very elegant.

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    71. Gina - the girls on the hop really outdid themselves! And your cards are gorgeous, too! Thanks for the chance to win a grab bag of your stamps.

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    72. OOOO Gina..............I soooo enjoy allll of your video's. I always learn something from each one. The video's on these two cards are grrreaaaattt. Thank you sssooo much for sharing your talent/gift with us.
      I just finished the hop and BOY was that fun. I just wish I could leave a comment on each one of them.
      Jean McGee

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    73. Gina,
      Love all the new sets, some day I hope to get all on my wish list, such is life I guess. Any way, just finished the hop and all the girls did a wonderful job, loved all of their creations. I can always count on get some wonderful inspiration when I come here to Stamp TV.
      And I really LOVE the new PP packs, I am getting those without a doubt!! They are wonderful, I just love those patterns and colors, wonderfully done. Don't know who designed those, but they are just great!!!

      Thanks for everything!!
      hugs
      Donna

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    74. i didnt get to stay for the entire 2 hours but the videos i did enjoy immensely. looking forward to seeing what the rest of the design team came up with ....it was a great first release party...thanks again

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    75. Great stamps and lovely cards thanks for sharing

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    76. Great stamps and I love the cards you made great new ideas. Special the Mendhi card that is so chique.

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    77. What a great hop. All the cards are lovely.

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    78. Wow those are great! The papers are wonderful!

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    79. Everyone has had such beautiful cards. So many of the sentiments are so outstanding. Thanks for a great hop. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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    80. Gorgeous cards, Gina! I love your stamps - the quality is so high.

      I've learned so much from you and Stamp TV. Thanks so much!

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    81. Oh I LOVE that sparkly Mehndi card Gina! You rock those Stardust pens like no one else - I have to get them out and start glamming my cards up too! I really love the touching sentiments (and adore that cute little Mehndi horse!) this is set. Off to hop and be blown away by your team's talent...

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    82. as always, great cards Gina. I especially like the dogwood - can't wait to get my new stamp sets and DP!

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    83. What fabulous creations! I really like the Mehndi wishes card, the colours are lovely!

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    84. I so totally love these cards! How awesome.

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