Saturday, December 19, 2009

GinaK Designs' Tech Talk Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us tonight for Melanie's Tech Talk Blog Hop. Ever since I saw the previews of this set, I've been meaning to make the card I'm about to show you. I just love the sentiment Melanie included, "love your blog." When I started blogging 9 months ago, I had no idea I would enjoy it so much and would make so many wonderful friends through it. I have been blessed so much more than I imagined through the inspirations from my talented friends' blogs and the encouragement and kind comments you, my friends and visitors, have left me. Thank you!

I made this card with the super talented Melanie in mind, of course, because she is one of the most clever, artistic, out-of-the-box designer I know (not to mention, one of my favorite stamp illustrators :-). I went to her blog, zoomed it a few times on my screen, hit print screen, pasted it on Word, readjusted the size to fit inside the computer screen, printed it, then cut it out. The card base is GinaK's new yummy color, Ocean Mist. I also used Ivory and Chocolate Kiss. Don't you just love this color combo? I embossed the card front using a Quickutz folder that I got as a birthday gift. The patterned paper is Farm Fresh by October Afternoon.

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Here's a close up of her blog on my card.

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For more inspiration with Tech Talk tonight, check out these links:

Melanie Muenchinger {Illustrator}
Jessica Fick
Donna Baker
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Theresa Momber
Sankari Wegman

Melissa Shultz {CSS Designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS Designer}
Tina Gilliland {Guest Designer}
Karen Knegten {Guest Designer}

The Tech Talk discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is a valuable resource filled with tips, sample projects, and tutorials. Melanie's tip sheet, free PDF template as well as the Card Kit is available in the discussion as well. If you haven't already, stop by GinaK's blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win today's featured stamp set or any of Melanie's stamp sets valued at $23.95 of your choice!

And speaking of giveaways, come back on Monday when I will have a Christmas blog candy to celebrate the holidays and for having almost 67,000 hits after 9 months of blogging. It's been an amazing year and you all have been a part of that!

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27 comments:

  1. Ooooh, so cool, Nina! I rather like that blog, too! Love your card.

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  2. OMGosh Nina...look at the screen capture. How creative and it looks fantastic. Love this!!!

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  3. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!! that screen capture is SUCH a great idea, pefect with the popped up button sentiment! so clever!!

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  4. totally clever...great idea and executed perfectly! Awesome!

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  5. Nina- that is such a cool idea. I may have to CASE-LOL
    I will have to learn how to do that screen capture?

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  6. Simply PERFECT!!!! I totally LOVE this idea and it is such a great way to let your blogging friends know how much you love reading their blog!!! Thank you for this amazing inspiration - can't wait to try this!!!
    Big hugs!
    Sankari :)

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  7. Super cute idea for your card! I love it!

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  8. This is just so pretty. I love the colors too.

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  9. What a clever idea for highlighting some of your favorites! Very cute!

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  10. Oh my gosh!!! GMTA!!!! Seriously....I had this one in the works!!! I won't post it though....seriously awesome design and wonderful tribute to our Melanie!!!

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  11. what a sweet idea to include Melanie's blog on your card! your attention to details is amazing! and i LOVE this color combo, too. YUM!

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  12. Will be back to read your post.
    For now I will just comment your card.
    Must say-I love your papers,and you doing great combination of it.
    And this ribbon is great detail on it!
    Well done!
    Hugs!
    Sandra!

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  13. Awesome card!! yummy colours! We too live on a hill and we too wouldn't trade it for anything!

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  14. Ooh how creative Nina! Love it! I love that blog too, so you can include my name on that card also, lol! :D

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  15. pretty bow, pretty stitching, pretty colors = a beautiful job! I love the scene on the computer also.

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  16. What a clever idea Nina! I want to try that now too (well, I need the set first, LOL).

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  17. That Is SOOOOOO brilliant!!!! I love the inventiveness and the kindness and thoughtfulness of you putting melanie's blog on your art piece screen. that is so original!!! it also looks so AUTHENTIC, which makes it completely adorable. way to go! I'm sure melanie would be very happy to see her site so vewy vewy adorable!!!!!

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  18. You cannot make a card much more personal than that. It's such a thoughtful approach to take with a blogging friend.

    The color combination is delicious.

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  19. What a perfect card Nina! Eeks, just love it and you are so creative.... You ROCK!

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  20. What a fabulous idea. I love it!!!

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  21. Oh how CUTE!! Love this!! And I am SOOO bummed that we are so close yet so far away...maybe one day we'll meet! I hope! Hugs!!

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  22. Super cute and creative card, Nina! Love that you captured Melanie's blog on the screen! Fab papers and details! This rocks!

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  23. You are just too clever, Nina! I had to facebook your card - it's so fun!

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  24. OMGosh, this is tooooo clever!

    I didn't realize you'd been blogging for only 9 months. Such amazing success in such a short time... and no wonder!!!

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