Friday, April 9, 2010

GinaK Designs Illustrators Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Gina K Designs Illustrator Blog Hop. Start over at GinaK's StampTV Page for more complete instructions about tonight's Challenge Hop.
I had so much fun with this challenge as a mom of young kids. The most difficult thing was to decide on which books to use. I couldn't decide on one, so I picked my top 3 most favorite children's books. We have an Aunt Meme who's a school teacher and she's given our girls literally hundreds of books over the years. So, these books are really special because they're picked from so many choices.

First, it's Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. My girls loved its rhymes and colorful pictures. It's like a rap for kids. :-)
Here's my card using Nana's Needlework and some Li'l Man Cosmo Cricket papers. I followed the book cover's layout and bright colors.

My next book is one that just tugs on your heart strings. I love the soft colors of the illustrations here and that's what inspired my cards below.

The blocks on the cover remind me of a quilt, so I made quilted backgrounds (surprise! :-) on the following cards. This one again uses Nana's Needlework and Nana's Needlework Sentiments. I white embossed the doily on vellum. The card base is GKD Sweet Corn. The buttons are from the Spring Assortment.

This card uses Tami's Fairy Tales set and the sentiment is from Nana's Needlework.
This card uses the adorable goose image and sentiment from the Spring Mix StampTV Kit. If you want to see my tutorial on how I mass produce quilted cards, please go HERE.

Finally, I had to use this book. If you have little kids, I think you will really enjoy it.
I followed the layout and color scheme of different shades of browns for my card below using Theresa's Sending Sunshine set.
To keep the inspiration going, check out these GinaK Designers' joining in on the hop tonight:
I hope you can play along. This is your chance to receive all of the April release and be Gina K Designs CSS Guest DT next month! And believe me, you will love the new stamps and other products coming up in just two weeks. :-)
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22 comments:

  1. GREAT cards, Nina!!! What a fun challenge, too! I'm so excited to get started! :)

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  2. oh my gosh Nina, as soon as I read Gina's challenge, chicka-chicka-boom-boom came to mind, my youngest daughter who is now 15 loved that book, and every now and then we still say some of it together--- a said to b... will there be enough room...We also have the 3 pigs book you showed tonight too. you have a great way of using the books for inspiration for your wonderful cards!!

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  3. Oh what fun cards Nina, LOVE the quilt ones especially!

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  4. Nina, I lave all your cards, especially the one using Nana's Needlework!

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  5. WOWOWOWOWO Nina these cards are amazing!!!!!! You are soooooo talented. Hugs,Kathy

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  6. Nina, these are all so beautiful! Love your book choices!

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  7. All 3 are gorgeous Nina my friend!!!

    HUGS - LORi

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  8. Really wonderful cards Nina! Your basket of yarn is so beautifully colored and I just love your quilted cards!

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  9. Oh My WOW Nina!!!! These are amazing cards and so cuuute with your book choices!!!!

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  10. All of your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Nina! Great choice of books, too! Not having kids, I've forgotten a lot of the books I enjoyed as a child!

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  11. Wowza girl, you have been busy!! They all look awesome!

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  12. Great cards Nina! I so enjoy your quilt cards!

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  13. just wonderful, nina! i LOVE your coloring in the first card--it's gorgeous!

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  14. All three children's books--CLASSIC! LOVE them! Love your cards too! You are amazing:) I'm going to check out this challenge! Great job:)

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  15. All of your cards came out so well! My fav is the first pastel quilt card from based on "guess how much I love you", one of my favs too. I agree the "true story..." is a great one.

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  16. so pretty! you mastered all different styles!! wow! love them all!

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  17. These are fantastic and I love what you created from your inspiration books. And I really like the variety.

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  18. What wonderful cards! Love, love the goose one. The colors are so bright and the ribbon just perfect!

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  19. LOVE all the books you have chosen!!!!! Of course, your art is amazing too :)

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  20. Wow Nina, I love all these cards! They are each fabulous. You've totally nailed the challenge. I have a favorite though.... It's the card with the goose on it. Just made me smile.

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  21. So much eye candy Nina! Can't even pick a favorite, they're all different and beautiful!

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