Monday, April 25, 2011

Gina K. Designs April Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2: Branching Out, Follow your Dreams

Hello my friends and welcome to Day 2 of Gina K. Designs April Inspiration Blog Hop. Today, we are showcasing 2 wonderful sets: Branching Out & Follow your Dreams.

Branching Out Set: I created this 4.5" square card. I cut a piece of 4" Ivory CS, ink all edges and embossed it with Swiss Dots folder, tied on ribbon. Die-cut, emboss and stencil a piece of Ivory CS using Fleur de Lis big die. Adhered it to card with pop dots. Stamped image in Vintage Photo Distress Ink, the sentiment was stamped in Tea Dye Distress Ink (tis is from the new StampTV Kit). Added to card with pop dots and added 3 small nailheads.


Follow your dreams Set: This set is fantastic! I made a Masculine card and I paper pieced the boat with 2 different PP. The paper is from Wanted Collection (Cosmo Cricket).

Now, for more inspiration visit the DT blogs posted below and also don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!
Have fun hopping.
Thanks for stopping by!

170 comments:

  1. So very elegant on that first one Giovana, and love how you colored that 2nd one, awesome creations!

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  2. Precious creations. Love the new set possibilities - they are totally endless!

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  3. Hi Giovana, your cards are breathtaking!! Great job!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful cards Giovana!!

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  5. Such richness! I'm truly inspired and will have to make a point of visiting your blog on a regular basis.

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  6. Both cards are awesome! I'd love to win either (or both) stamp sets!

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  7. Super cards Giovana -- I especially like the first one -- it is so elegant!

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  8. Beautiful cards Giovana! Love your paper pieced boat!

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  9. love the masculine card. Always looking for these ideas. The first project is so beautiful. I love the detail.

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  10. Very inspirational cards. Soft, elegant and just plain great!!

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  11. Awesome cards. Thanks so much for sharing Giovana.

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  12. Giovana, your cards are absolutely breathtaking.

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  13. WOW! Greta cards, loving your *love you so* card, Giovana, so delicate!

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  14. Just fabulous creations, Giovana!!

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  15. Beautiful monochromatic card. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. So very soft and elegant. Would make a beautiful wedding card. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  17. Very pretty! That boat looks great paper pieced that way.

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  18. Giovanna, I love both of your cards!! They are just beautiful!!!

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  19. Love these Giovana - the first is so soft and elegant and I love the layout of the second card too. I love your use of the nailheads in both.

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  20. This set offers lots of possibilities. I like the combination of the Swiss folder and Fleur De Lis die. Thanks for sharing

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  21. Such a beautiful elegant card, I love it!!!

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  22. What beautiful cards, and love the colors and the elegant card you did, very pretty.

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  23. wow...beautiful cards. I really like the second one with the boat. The placement of the boat is awesome, as is your coloring...

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  24. Incredible cards! Love the way you pieced the boat. The Branching Out set is going to be so fabulous!

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  25. Both cards are amazing but Love you So is a standout!

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  26. Both are great but Love You So is "simply" amazing.

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  27. These cards are just beautiful! Rita B.

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  28. Gorgeous card - TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  29. Wow! Both cards are beautiful!
    Hugs and smiles

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  30. Absolutely wonderful both cards!

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  31. Lovely card Giovanna- what a beautiful wedding inviation that would be- thanks for the inspiration!
    Kim

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  32. What beautiful cards. I love the possibilities of both stamp sets. Wonderful use of Spellbinders with them.

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  33. Both cards are fabulous, Giovana!

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  34. I really like the first card - very pretty. Your second card was great too - very masculine. Great job!

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  35. These cards are so lovely!!! I love your coloring too!!

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  36. These are stunning Giovana. The first one is just elegant in all that white.

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  37. Love the white card--perfect for a very special event. The boat is too cool!

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  38. Love the white card--so perfect for a very special event. The boat is too cool.

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  39. Oh lovely, ty for a chance to win.

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  40. Beautiful Giovana, both are so warm and soothing looking to look at, love the white with just one color, simple but elegant, and just love the other card, so relaxing, great design!!

    Thanks
    Donna Przy....

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  41. How lovely. I love the lacey nestie you chose.

    Mari

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  42. Beautiful cards. Love this set of stamps!

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  43. Love both cards! The new sets are fabulous.

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  44. Both cards are so beautiful.

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  45. Absolutely beautiful!!! You are so talented!

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  46. Really beautiful creations. Great new stamps!

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  47. Love your cards especially the first one....love the "delicate-ness" (is there sucha word?) of the layout. TFS

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  48. Love your cards especially the first one....love the "delicate-ness" (is there sucha word?) of the layout. TFS

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  49. I love the white card. It's so beautiful!!!

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  50. I just love love love all the white on white and textures! That copper and tea dye are gorgoeus (and tea dye is now on my list!)
    gorgoeus scene with Theresa's set i love the cloud over the quote!

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  51. The first one is very beautiful & elegant and the second is awesome. Love them both

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  52. I did not think I would like anything better than Hop #1 but I do! This is a Beautifull design.

    I need new stamps to get my mojo going!

    Diane

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  53. Elegance and a mancard! Now that's versatility.

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  54. Gorgeous cards, I just love these stamp sets!!

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  55. "Love you so" is so elegant and the boat is up my alley...outdoor girl! Beautiful cards!

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  56. Giovana! Stunning cards, as usual! Love them noth!

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  57. Totally Love It! Just beautiful!

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  58. Love your cards...Great job

    http://auntiemargsblog.blogspot.com/

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  59. very elegant! and great coloring on the boat card!
    sandyh

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  60. Oh Giovana.... Both are so, so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing.

    Faith

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  61. Beautiful card - my spellbinders diecuts never look this good. Thanks for the idea.

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  62. what a sweet beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing....

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  63. Wow, these are beautiful. Love the sentiments. Thank you for sharing.

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  64. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  65. Simply stunning Giovana! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  66. I really love the masculine card. They are so hard to find. Thank you

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  67. LOVE the new sets and ideas! Beautiful cards! TFS!

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  68. I love the masculine card. As the mom of 3 boys and a grandson, I am always on the lookout for something not quite so girly! lol Great job!

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  69. These cards are stunners, Giovana! Your coloring is amazing!

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  70. Beautiful cards Giovana! Love these sets. :)

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  71. Awesome cards, can't wait to start creating again. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  72. This stamp set is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  73. Two great cards -- love how you used the circle image on the fleur de lis die.

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  74. Beautiful cards and great stamp sets! Corrine Ann

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  75. What a beautifu, elegant card your first creation is and the the second one would be terrific for Father's Day, a masculine birthday or "just thinking of you". Both of these sets are wonderful.

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  76. Wow I love your Branching Out card, so elegant.

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  77. I love your first creation - so elegant! The second card would be terrific for Father's Day, a masculine birthday or a "just thinking of you" for a man.

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  78. Just amazing......I love them both, and these stamp sets are wonderful.

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  79. Just gorgeous!! I sooo love that planking on the boat!!

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  80. First card is very elegant and I like the paper piecing on the boat.

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  81. I love the "Be the change" card, Giovana! Awesome inspiration...

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  82. Both are great but Love You So is "simply" Stunning.
    Blessings Bernie

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  83. nice cards. Frames are awesome

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  84. Lovely cards. The details-embossing, dies and stamps are great. The second is a wonderful masculine card. Great job.
    God bless,
    PeggyS

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  85. I just love ivory cards! This one is outstanding! Love all the elements. Kathie

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  86. Giovana, Both are so very beautiful it would be hard to say which was my favorite.

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  87. love the cards and even better still i do have the spellbinder die used in the first card so i can have a go and making one similar thanks for the inspiration

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  88. Oh my holy goodness!! Your projects are amazing!

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  89. Wow Giovana beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  90. Wonderful design..so elegant looking.

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  91. Amazing work!! Stunning to say the least! Love how you stamped the image partially on final area.
    Jackie
    jmpresearch@gmail.com
    I have been a happy follower!!

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  92. Love your cards. Pop dotting it made it look great.

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  93. Very elegant card. I love the way the spellbinders go with this set. The masculine card is wonderful. Nice job Gio!

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  94. Both are beautiful! The branching out card is fantastic!

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  95. Beautiful cards, Giovana -- I especially like the white on white -- just gorgeous!

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  96. My eyes drank in all the lovliness of the Fleur de Lis card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  97. Very pretty. Simple and clean.

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  98. The "love you so" card is so very elegant. Nice work

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  99. Follow your dreams is such a great masculine set, just love it and the card you made with it. Great way to use the Nestie on the first card. Like the way you tied the ribbon.

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  100. Giovana, you create the most stunning cards! I love them both but the first one is just fabulous!!

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  101. I love the elegance of this card, its just BEAUTIFUL.

    Joan

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  102. Stunning as usual! Love that boat card!

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  103. Beautiful first card and wonderful second card. Love the colors and simplicity of the first card and great man's card..

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  104. Gorgeous card with the delicate branches & fleur de lis, and I love the row boat!

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  105. Wow!! Simply stunning!!! Gorgeous cards!!! I can't wait to get these sets in the mail!!!!!

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  106. I especially loved the first card. It is so elegant.

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  107. These cards are seriously gorgeous!

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  108. Both of your cards are gorgeous. Very talented!

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  109. WOW! Such lovely cards. What a great use of the stamps. Thanks for showing us other ways to use these great stamps. You have such a great talent. TFS.

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  110. Giovana, I love both of these sets, and your cards are beautiful!

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  111. Gorgeous cards! The boat card is a really gorgeous scene!

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  112. Lovel projects! Thanks for sharing.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  113. Love those cards.
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

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  114. I'm stunned by the beauty. Great idea to paper piece the boat.

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  115. Love your cards. What beautiful coloring!

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  116. Gorgeous! Love the new set by Melanie and what you did with it! YUM!

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  117. The white on white of the first one made stamp really pop. Love them both.

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  118. I love your cards Giovana, you have a beautiful name also!

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  119. Wow both of these are simply beautiful! The first would make a fantastic wedding card!

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  120. Love the layering on the cards beautiful Karen TB Ontari

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  121. Both beautiful. That fleur-de-lis die has a great effect, looks perfect against the swiss dots.

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  122. Very beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  123. Both cards are absolutely gorgeous.

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  124. Love your cards especially the one with the cut out boat. Thank you

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  125. Wow, two stunning cards - just beautiful!

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