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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CSS Favorite Things Hop

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Do you remember that song from The Sound of Music? I loved that movie as a kid, especially the songs and today our blog hop is featuring some of our favorite things. Of course Gina K Designs stamps are included in that list of favorite things for us stampers, so we are using stamps released by Gina K Designs between August 2012 and January 2013 to show you our "favorite" things (besides stamps, ink and paper!).

I hope you came here via the very talented Karen's blog, but if you didn't and want to " . . . start at the very beginning; a very good place to start . . . (oops! sorry, another Sound of Music song . . .). If you want to start the hop at the beginning, go to Stamp TV for the full list of participants.

I had a hard time deciding which of my favorite things to showcase in my cards, but I finally was able to narrow it down to three!

The first one features this adorable snowman from the stamp set "Snow One Like You." Snowmen are one of my favorite things except when they are made from real snow! I despise snow and cold, so I really don't know why I have such an affection for snowmen, but I do and here is one of them.

Card ingredients: Gina K Designs "Snow One Like You" stamp set; Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Ocean Mist, Red Hot, and White; Gina K Designs Winter Whimsy patterned paper; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Gina K Designs Red Hot and Ocean Mist; Miscellaneous: Spellbinders dies and Copic markers

A second favorite thing is roses. Love them in all colors! My DH buys me roses for special occasions and I just love to look at them, smell them and feel them (I know, that probably kills them faster but I love how the petals feel!).
Card Ingredients: Gina K Designs "Stately Flowers 6" stamp set; Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Kraft and White cardstocks and "Smitten" patterned paper; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Gina K Designs Red Hot; Ribbon: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Organdy in Red; Miscellaneous: Spellbinders dies

Finally, my third favorite thing is yoga. Yes, believe it or not, I love yoga. I'm just learning, but I feel so good when I do it. So, here is my Balanced Diva!

Card Ingredients: Gina K Designs "Balanced Diva" stamp set; Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Bubblegum Pink, Key Lime (no longer available but Jelly Bean Green is close) and White card stocks. Gina K Designs "Petals and Wings" patterned paper (background and paper pieced shirt); Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Angel Pink; Ribbon: Gina K Designs Calypso ribbon assortment; Miscellaneous: Spellbinders dies and Copic markers.

**All Gina K Designs items -- stamps, cardstock, patterned papers, ink and ribbon as well as the Memento inks can be found by going HERE.

Thanks for joining us as we share our favorite things on this hop! Now head on over to see Lori's favorite things and to see the beautiful creations she made for you.