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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Inspiration Mosaic Blog Hop - 3 Cheers for Melanie!

I am sooo excited to have been invited to join the Inspiration Mosaic Blog Hop! I just love this set! It has so many possibilities. I hope that my cards will inspire you to think of unexpected stamps that can be used with this mosaic. At the bottom of this post, I will link previous cards I've made with this awesome set.

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This mosaic is so cool for hanging the spider webs from the Bug Me Anytime set. This card was so easy. At the last minute, I decided to add some ribbon. But it even looked great without it.

I paired the stamps with some very old patterned paper that has gone unused in my scrapbooks. It turned out so amazing! The jack-o-lanterns look like they're looking at the spiders. Yeah for old paper. LOL! If you have this set or plan on getting it (They're in stock again.), look through your patterned paper. You will probably be amazed at what will look great with the mosaic.

Stamps: Inspiration Mosaic (Melanie Muenchinger/Gina K. Designs), Bug Me Anytime (Nina Brackett/Gina K. Designs)
Paper: white, black, unknown patterned paper
Ink: black
Accessories: circle punch, eyelets, ribbon, brads

While I was cruising through my old paper, I came across this water design. I have 2 sea creature sets from Gina K. Designs. I chose Best Fishes. I did a lot of cutting for this card, but it was well worth it! The gold fish and seahorse are popped up on dimensionals.

Stamps: Inspiration Mosaic (Melanie Muechinger/Gina K. Designs), Best Fishes (Gina K. Designs)
Paper: white, apricot appeal, unknown patterned paper
Ink: black, Copic markers (YR16, Y38, Y35, Y21, G24)
Accessories: eyelets, brads, dimensionals, SU modern label punch

I was so excited when the Stamps for A Cause: Autism "Love You to Pieces" set came out. But I haven't used it in a very long time. I was looking through my Gina K. Designs stamp binder looking for something else to "speak to me". And it worked today! LOL! Aren't these puzzle pieces perfect for the mosaic?!?

Stamps: Inspiration Mosaic (Melanie Muenchinger/Gina K. Designs), Love You to Pieces (Gina K. Designs)
Paper: white, gable green
Ink: black, regal rose, pumpkin pie, ballet blue, Copic marker: YG11 - Mignonette
Accessories: ribbon, eyelet, brads, SU large oval & modern label punches

Warm & Fuzzy is such an adorable set! It was the hearts & swirl that grabbed my attention for use with the mosaic. I masked the square and stamped the swirl and then the bird. I stamped the bird again on scrap carsstock, colored, and paper pieced. I also paper pieced 3 sections with DCWV designer paper. It's from either the spring or summer mat stack. Then I colored 3 sections with Copic G24 Willow. It's such a great match with wild wasabi. The sentiment is from the set, Bug Me Anytime.

Stamps: Inspiration Mosaic (Melanie Muenchinger/Gina K. Designs), Warm & Fuzzy (Asela/Gina K. Designs), sentiment from Bug Me Anytime (Nina Brackett/Gina K. Designs)
Paper: white, cool caribbean, wild wasabi
Ink: black, Copic markers: G24 Willow, BG01 Aqua Blue, B00 Frost Blue, RV13 Tender Pink, Y38 Honey, C-1 Cool Gray #1, E0000 Floral White
Accessories: brads, SU small oval & modern label punches

For even more inspiration, be sure to check out Melanie's blog.

Melanie also has several guest designers joining in on the hop tonight:

Jennie Harper, Tina Gilliland, Linda Payne, and Jenny Charboneau (me :)

These GinaK's Senior DT members have Inspiration Mosaic projects on their blogs as well: Cathy, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Lee, Gina K, Donna, and Theresa

and finally, don't forget to check out our CenterStage DT members:
Shannon Bracken and Brenda Turner

To see previous cards I've made with Melanie's Inspiration Mosaic, click here.

Inspiration Mosaic on the Gina K. Designs site
Bug Me Anytime on the Gina K. Designs site
Best Fishes on the Gina K. Designs site
Stamps for A Cause: Autism - Love You to Pieces on the Gina K. Designs site
Warm & Fuzzy on the Gina K. Designs site



Tina Gilliland said...

Wow you've been busy!! LOL Love the cards and that DP on the fishie card is awesome!! The spiders are so cute with the pumpkins.

Theresa Momber said...

Jen, everything you've done with this set has been amazing! I love all your ideas!

Debbie said...

Oh these cards are so cute!! I just love the fish card. It looks so real with the water background. Woohoo...even more ideas!

Melanie said...

wow, "prolific" doens't even cover it! I am so excited how mcuh you are njoyign thsi stamps! the spiders hanigng from all the nooks and crannies are so inspired, I lvoe the ribbon treatment , too!
I need to get that autism set, I lvoe puzles and feel like I am workign a jigsaw every month when I design my set! :)the eyelets on your fish card andf the little cat walking along on the other are too cute! thank you jen!!!

joy said...

Your spider card and the fish card made me smile! They are both so cute. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Payne Holler Cards said...

don't know where to begin - your ideas are so cute!! enjoyed each one...thanks for sharing - more ideas for us to run this stamp!

Selma said...

I agree with Linda. I don't know where to begin. These are all so cute. You certainly have done a wonderful job working with this stamp.

Jan Castle said...

All the cards are so cute...especially the fish!

Denise said...

Each card is just so adorable!
Love your creativity

Brenda said...

Awesome cards Jenny!! I love them all. You have really been rockin' this set. Thank you for all the lovely comments on my cards.

JessicaK said...

wow, you totally went to town Miss Boo :), and what a result. Great cards. Love the Halloween set - it just makes me giggle.

Susan said...

What a great idea to go through older dp and see which ones would look good in the mosaic stamp! Your cards are inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Sooo cute!!!!!

Giovana said...

Wonderful creations!!!
God bless

catdidit said...

I have been loving all of you cards with this set, and these too! that one with the spiders, awesome! They do look like they are looking at the spiders, lol!

Betty Benton said...

Wonderful cards -- each one has a different feel to it! Each of your cards emits it own happy feeling!

Jannette said...

I just love what you came up with on your cards. These are just too cute. I can't wait for my set to get here in the mail. Thanks for inspiring me.

Jannette D.

Sandra said...

wow! Cute cards, thanks for all the inspiration!

JazzyH said...

Pretty cards!

Jennie said...

Love all of these ideas....fabulous assortment of cards. What a precious puzzle piece one and love the little bitty spiders and the dp you used. THe fish one is too cute and love the way you did the bubbles.

Jennie said...

Oops, missed the Warm and Fuzzy one! Too cute!

Sharri Seffens said...

All of your cards are great! I love the spider webs in the corners! Great job!

Lorraine said...

Wow, so many different ideas!!!! All super, but loving the spiders. :o)

Starla said...

WOW!! You rocked it girl!! All your cards are just wonderful for this set!! And you really showed how versitle this set can be!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow! These are all incredible!! Love your blocking and designs!! My fave is the first one. So creative!

Jessica said...

Jen, I LOVE all of your cards!! They look great!!! Thanks for joining in on our blog hop today!

Shannon said...

WOW! These are all great cards!

Stampin' Pam said...

WOW super projects - you have been BUSY!!! I like the Halloween card even though I rarely make them since my kids are grown now.

Linda L said...

Your cards are amazing! Thanks for all the great ideas!

Marie said...

These are just fabulous cards!! Love what you did with them. TFS!

Gina K. said...

You cards are all beautiful for the Mosaic blog hop- WOW! (Sorry I am a day late getting around to all the blogs!) FABULOUS!