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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.



21 comments:

Miesje said...

Goodness - you were a busy lady! I love all three of them - your coloring of the roses is wonderful!

joy said...

Miesje is right, you've been busy! I love your winter blessings card - the gingham is so cheery!

Lori said...

All of your cards are fantastic Kay!! I wish I had time to make many like you do! :)

Cheri said...

Kay, I love each and every card. Especially the roses....this is a fabulous masking and coloring creation. Three cards and they're all stunning!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Kay! Awesome job on the samples!! Well done!

Sharyn Polesel said...

All three cards are gorgeous! I especially love the bouquet of roses, and I know I am going to have to case this one. Great job!

Brenda said...

Three fabulous card Kay!!! I to love the way roses feel and do that same thing. I can't keep my hands off of them. :)

Betty Neville said...

Three awesome cards, Kay! You did a wonderful job colouring! And you can almost smell those roses!

meemee48 said...

All three of your cards are just adorable.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely cards ^_^

Kitty said...

I love all three of your cards.

Kathleen

Donna Phelan said...

Fabulous cards! Gorgeous roses, they actually look like the ones on my dining room table! I {heart} the Balanced Diva. And the birdhouse is wonderfully colores on that great winter card!

Melanie said...

eek, I haven't put that many of that rose together yet, that is stunning!! (eeeek!!)

Jan said...

I love all 3 of your cards. They are bright and cheerful; something we need in these cold, bleary days. Very nice.

Verna Angerhofer said...

All your cards are absolutely delightful. What a beautiful bouquet you created with the rose image too. I have loved that image and have been using it only as a single, so thanks for showing that multiples is a great way to go as well.

stampqueen said...

Great cards!!! Love the snowman one best :) I agreee they are much cuter when you dont have to put up with real snow :)

Debbie Corbari said...

HOW CUTE! LOVE!!!

redwasher1 said...

Kay, wow all your cards are beautiful. But the roses really grab me!!!

catdidit said...

beautiful creations Kay! Love that bouquet!

Rosy Newlun said...

Great idea to combine the rose images into a bouquet like that. And I love that little snowman and how you layered your cards.

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards!