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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Show Me the Stamps Holiday kick off!


Welcome to the Show Me the Stamps Holiday kick off for Gina K Designs!  For this month’s hop, several of the Gina K Designs Illustrators have brought together their design teams and guests for a lineup of fun and exciting things to share using their stamps.  Today I am excited to help illustrator Melanie Muenchinger showcase some of her past sets!

The Gina K Designs Illustrators have also decided this month they want to help you celebrate the holidays in style with some Gina K Design stamps!

For this month’s hop the Gina K Designs Illustrators will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each Illustrator’s blog.

Want an extra entry?
Become a blog follower of any of the illustrators and leave a comment letting them know you did. That’s up to 8 chances to win if you become a follower of each illustrator and leave a comment!!

You can find the complete list of Gina K Design Illustrators participating on Melanie's Blog.

Of course, you’ll want to be sure and check out all of the links from Melanie’s guests, too!  Why? Because Melanie will personally be sending out a surprise gift to someone who comments on her guests’ blogs as well. So many ways to win!

Hi, I was really excited when Melanie invited me as her guest designer as I'm a huge fan  of Melanie and love her stamps!!!
Here is my first card. 


I started out with Gina K. Designs Pure luxury card stock matted with "Merry Little Christmas" DP also by GKD.
The dotted DP is from my stash. Using Melanie's " Beyond Baskets" I colored it with Copic's, then went over it with Prisma Pencils to give a rough wood texture. I cut it out . I then added the poinsettias from Melanie's stamp set " Holiday Basket"  after coloring them with Copic's and cutting them out to make my arrangement. I then added a sentiment from Melanie's newest absolutely gorgeous set. " Stately Flowers 5", The fifth set in her flower series .




For this card I used Melanie's stamp set  "Beyond Baskets" colored with Copic's, I added the Christmas assortment from " Basket Additions"  also colored with Copic's. I then cut it out and trimmed off the bottom edges to get a perfect fit into the wheel barrel, again I used the sentiment from "Stately Flowers 5". All the card stock is is Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury and the DP is " Merry Little Christmas by GKD.


Here is the complete list of Melanie’s  guest star stampers today: 

  
                    Carolyn King 
                                        Geri Utterback     (yep it's me)                                   

When you get done be sure that you hop on over to Melanie's Blog to get the complete list of Gina K Designs Illustrators participating and entry for a chance to win that $50 gift certificate!

Deadline to enter for the gift certificate drawing is 5pm Central time on Thursday. November 15, 2012—release party day! AND just in time for someone to do some exciting release party shopping when the new stamps become available at 7pm!

Be sure to visit Melanie’s blog  Thursday too because the illustrators will be hopping again. But this time they will be showing you peeks from the NEW stamp releases!

Hope you enjoy the hop and good luck!!! Thanks for stopping by.



53 comments:

catdidit said...

All are so awesome Geri! I just love your coloring!

Melanie said...

How did you get a REAL bucket on your card?? No! Seriously1 That Prisma texture is perfect! I mean, wow! Love the abundance of poinsettias, fabulous!!
the Christmas wheelbarrow is magical, love the addition of the bow and his sweet little hand dangling out the side! Thanks so much for joining today!! :)!

Carolyn King said...

The wheelbarrow of Christmas is adorable and I literally gasped when I saw the first card...those flowers look devine!!

Marsha said...

Just beautiful. The wood looks sooo real.

Theresa Momber said...

Mom, your coloring is just out of this world amazing. These are stunning!

richardbreaks said...

Super job, Geri! I love those beyond baskets uses!

Olga said...

Love the way you make the basket with flowers! I'll try to make that too =)

Marsha said...

Just signed up to be a follower. You are so talented - it will be a joy to see what you create. Thanks.

Tina said...

Sooooooo pretty!!! Your wood coloring is amazing!!! I love how you colored those!!! Great job!

Melissa Cash said...

Gorgeous cards Geri! I really like the first one with all of the pretty poinsettias!

Betty said...

OMG, love the pointlessness one! I tried to subscribe but it won't let me!

naneruth said...

Love both of these cards! Your coloring is so good.

--Marcy said...

Just love the "basket" interchangeable! So great, and you did an outstanding job on these cards

Marcee Rodgers said...

Amazing cards! Your coloring is incredible!

scrappymo! said...

Great colouring and lovely designs!
I love the fussy cutting!

Kathryn A said...

Geriatric--your cards are amazing!! The colouring is fantastic!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards and beautiful coloring! I really like the basket of flowers!

Olga said...

WOWERS!!! These are gorgeous! I want to color like you when I grow up LOL!

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh, love the look you achieved for the wooden barrel full of gorgeous poinsettias, so pretty.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

wow I love love love your card. (and your cat too LOL) I have become a follower of yours too.
Linda K.
www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com

Jackie B said...

wonderful coloring on your basket and wheel barrow cards. I love the bunch of poinsettias.

meemee48 said...

Both of your cards are great, but I love, love , love the basket of poinsettias!

Christina Gualazzi said...

Your coloring is awesome!

Anita Braddock said...

So Beautiful love your cards and Santa is my Favorite. love the details and the blending of your colors. thanks for sharing

usharon said...

That Santa with the ornaments, etc. is the BEST! Coloring on each item is fantastic. Great, great cards, but that one is my favorite.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh my how brilliant is your coloring! Your wine barrel and wheel barrow look so real!! WOW!!

Donna Phelan said...

Man, that coloring on your barrel and your poinsettias is FANTASTIC! So life like!!! Very well done!

Sharon Roselli said...

Beautiful cards! great coloring and love the wheelbarrel with the topper in it.

Unknown said...

I never thought of using pencils with the copics! lovely old-fashiony feel to the tub of poinsettias
thanks!
Holly

Sue D said...

Great coloring on both cards! My favorite is the poinsettia card.

MyAuntKath said...

I just love the card with the Christmas basket items! Great job.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so awesome. I like how you made such great use of the pattern papers with those wonderful images too.

lisa808 said...

Your basket of poinsettias is absolutely stunning.

Susan said...

Love your cards. Your basket looks so real. I signed up to follow your blog.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Stunning cards. Your coloring on the barrel is absolutely amazing. I'd love to know Copics and Prismas you used.

Gayle said...

Love Santa in the wheelbarrel, Geri.

Jean M said...

I LOVE your cards!! So much so that I've chosen to follow your blog.

Kris in Alaska said...

Oh that poinsettia filled tub is FABULOUS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sylvia said...

Love the tub full of poinsettias! The wheelbarrow card is so sweet and cute. Love your coloring. Do you have a tutorial for coloring the tub? I'm inspired.

Katherine said...

Beautiful cards! Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous! Who doesn't love these stamp sets?? LOL!

Jingle said...

These are such great cards!

Regina Hamilton said...

Beautiful cards. Your coloring is stunning.

Melinda said...

WOW! Gorgeous cards! Love the Poinsettias, just amazing! I'm your newest follower.

Ravengirl said...

What fun holiday cards! I just love wheelbarrow stuffed to the gills with holiday items!!

Sharon said...

Geezzzzz i wish I could colour like that, my jaw actually dropped open! I love both the second card stole my heart, the colouring, the paper EVERYTHInG!

Marianne said...

Your cards look like photos they are so clear. Your coloring is awesome. i am a new follower. Thanks for showing me the stamps

Lori said...

Wowzers Geri!!! love love love!!!

Nikki said...

fantastic holiday cards so pretty

Kitty said...

I love the cards that you made. they are both gorgeous

Blessings,
Kat

Kitty said...

I forgot to add that I am following your blog.

Blessings,
Kat

Carol said...

Love these projects, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol said...

Now following your blog!


Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Chris said...

Beautiful cards! Love the interchangeabiltiy of Melanie's sets! Your coloring is exquisite!