Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Year of Flowers

Welcome to A Year of Flowers Blog Hop!



The inspiration for today's hop came from Melanie Muenchinger's new book called, A Year of Flowers.

As you turn through the pages of this beautiful book, you will find inspirational projects, step-by-step techniques and gorgeous layouts to keep you inspired all year long.

Along with the fabulous stamp set, A Year of Flowers, the techniques and layouts in this book can also be used with many of the other floral sets that Melanie has created to coordinate with A Year of Flowers.

One of my favorite sets aside from A Year of Flowers is Pressed Flowers. This set has the same images as A Year of Flowers however, they are solid chunky images which allows for all kinds of fun techniques. And, if you have both A Year of Flowers and Pressed Flowers, you can make some amazing two-step stamping projects by using them together.

My project today is loosely based on one of the layouts and techniques from the book but I made mine using Pressed Flowers and the Rock and Roll technique.

This technique is SO much fun and Pressed Flowers is the perfect stamp for it!




To purchase the book A Year of Flowers, click here: A Year of Flowers Book
To purchase A Year of Flowers Stamps, click here: A Year of Flowers Stamps
And to purchase Pressed Flowers Stamps, click here: Pressed Flowers Stamps

Today on StampTV, I have posted a video featuring the Rock and Roll technique so you can see exactly how to achieve the look you see in the flowers above.
To watch today's Video, click here: A Year of Flowers Book and Project Video

Then, head over to Melanie's Blog for more Floral Inspiration! Click here: Melanie's Blog
And make sure to stop by StampTV today for Challenges, our beautiful gallery and more by clicking here: StampTV

Here is a complete list of all of the designers participating in this fun hop:


  • Melanie Muenchinger <--- click here next!
  • Carolina Buchting
  • Cathy Tidwell
  • Donna Baker
  • Emily Giovanni
  • Giovana Smith
  • Jennie Harper
  • Lee Murphy
  • Lori McAree
  • Sharon Harnist
  • Theresa Momber
  • Tina Gilliland
  • Vicki Dutcher
  • Thank you so much for stopping by and happy stamping!

    Hugs,

    Gina K.

    55 comments:

    1. This is gorgeous Gina..Beautiful colors.

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    2. just lovely! these colors are wonderful...

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    3. Absolutely stunning Gina!! Love the colors you chose!!

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    4. Stunning card Gina, you make it look so easy, can't wait to try it for myself, I love Melanie's new book, and being a teacher and a demonstrator of paper crafts, I would say the book is an invaluable addition to anyones craft supplies.

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    5. love it Gina. Thanks for having a hop from the book. It will be great to see what we are able to purchaseer seeing her site, we all know it will be awesome.

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    6. Gorgeous flowers, Love your composition!

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    7. love the name of the stamping technique "rock and roll " thanks for the demo, i'll have to try it for myself,it looks like so much fun.

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    8. Looks like so much fun! Can't wait to start on some new projects using this method!

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    9. Thanks for the video on this technique, I will definitely try this. The finished product is superb!

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    10. Gina this is a beautiful card. Thanks for making the videos for us and again making it seem so easy and attainable for all of us rubber stamping crafters. I think I am sold on getting the book and more of those lovely sets now. My wish list is growing each day but it is no wonder with all the great sets you offer.

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    11. Gorgeous card Gina! Will have to try the "rock and roll" technique - thank you for the tutorial and the inspiration!

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    12. This was so fun. Such beautiful cards. Thanks!

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    13. Beautiful card and so thrilled for Mel! Love the technique you used.

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    14. gorgeous Gina. Thanks for video showing the "how-to's" for these sets.

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    15. This is a beautiful card, Gina. Thanks for the tutorial also. Love the rock & roll technique! It does make you feel like a watercolor artist!

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    16. Very pretty--the rock and roll technique is perfect for these flowers.

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    17. Beautiful card! What an inspirational hop this is. Thanx fr sharing.

      KimMJ
      bast830@comcast.net

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    18. Beautiful card, awesome technique, fabulous video.....you're just so darn cute! :) Bought the book, loooooove it!

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    19. The card is gorgeous - will check out the video after finishing the hop. Thanks for all you do, Gina.

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    20. Beautiful card Gina Love the rock and roll technique.

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    21. Dear Gina, you never fail to introduce me to new & exciting techniques such as today's! If you only knew how many lives you touch and help!!! Thanks for the beauty of a 'card!'

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    22. Great technique and another great blog hop.

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    23. That is a beautiful card and I really enjoyed the video.

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    24. Thanks for that wonderful video. I know this sounds really dumb, but I never could figure out how to use the chunky stamps you have available. Thanks for demonstrating it so that I can recover from my indescribable ignorance! :-)

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    25. Oh my... I know where my birthday money is going!! My Dad, aged 90, still gives me birthday money :o)!!I am buying the stamps; Year of the Flowers, Pressed Flowers, Buds and Vases and Melanie's book. Happy Birthday to me !! Love the roll technique. I learn so much from your videos.. thank you so much Gina

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    26. Beautiful card with wonderful stamping techniques. Thanks again Gina for always keeping me coming back for more.

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    27. What a fun hop. Love all the inspiration.

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    28. Just beautiful Gina... I have to go practice the rock n roll technique :)

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    29. Thanks for teaching us about the two-step stamping technique, Gina. I, too, was ignorant about using the chunky stamps. I found some other two-step stamps in the store which I now want, too! I bought the book and the stamp set, and I will probably be back to buy Pressed Flowers, but not this month! Thanks, too, Melanie, for the beautiful stamp set and your gorgeous book! I wish you much success!

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    30. Oh I'm going to have to try that rock n roll technique! Would be lovely to try them with her stamps too!

      Kris in Alaska
      funamom at yahoo dot com

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    31. Gorgeous! Love these colors!
      DeniseB

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    32. Can't wait to try this technique. Love the card

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    33. This such a beautiful card. Enjoyed the
      video. I will be ordering the book. It is
      a must have. Already have the stamp set and
      love using it.

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    34. Yeah, this book is awesome. I love all Melanie's cards!

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    35. Happiest of birthdays, Ms. K. Your generosity, creativity, and mentoring have been invaluable to so many of us budding artists. Words cannot express our gratitude. Christine M.

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    36. I love this rock n roll technique. Now I have to get both the pressed flowers and year of flowers sets. You make such beautiful cards.
      Regina Hardy

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    37. Great card...Can't wait to get the book and stamp sets!

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    38. Gina, just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Birthday, you are such a wonderful friendly and outgoing person, you know what they say, what goes around comes around, everyone is so good to you, because you are so good to them, I don't even know you or the ladies on your team, but you can tell by the vibes you all give off, that you all have a wonderful family of friends and co workers. This is the best type of working environment there can be!! And we all reap the rewards, as you all are so creative and just pass the buck on to us all so to speak, the inspiration and generosity knows no bound on this website and blogs!!
      Thanks for all you do!!
      Wishing you a very Happy Day on this, your day of birth and wishing you many more years of celebration!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful evening.
      Hugs
      Donna

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    39. Happy Happy Birthday Gina...have a very fun and special day!
      quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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    40. Happy Birthday, Gina! Hope it was fantastic! In the words of Mr. Rogers..."You are special".

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    41. Wow love the colours on the colours on the flowers and really love the new stamps! Happy birthday!

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    42. Hope you are having an awesomely fun day, Gina! You deserve it! Happy birthday!

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    43. Happy Birthday, Gina! Gorgeous flower card and technique :o)

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    44. •*•.¸Happy¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Birth-day ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ To ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ You ♪♫•*¨*•.¸Gina!!!
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

      Hope you had a Marvelously WONDERFUL Day!!!
      Thank you for all your inspiration, year after year!

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    45. Happy, Happy Birthday Gina. Thank you so very much for all the tutorials you have done and other things to teach us out in cyber land how to make such wonderful creations. You and all the team are so inspiring and I appreciate you all (techies,too!)
      God bless you all in the upcoming year!!

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    46. Happy Birthday Gina!!!!! Hope your day is as special as you are. May all your wishes come true today and throughout the year ahead. You are such a sweetheart. Thanks for all you do.
      Marcie

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    47. Gina, I hope you had a super-fabulous day, You deserve it! I am so glad I found StampTV, and you! Your videos, stamps and design team has taken me to the next level in stamping. thank you thank you and happy happy birthday.

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    48. Lauretta DeShaneMarch 9, 2012 at 9:34 AM

      Thank you for your ideas and inspiration...love your designs!

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    49. Gina: I really enjoyed your release video and love the new introductions. I can't wait to visit everyone on the blog hop.

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