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Tonight Melanie Muenchinger invited some of her designing friends to join in on the Gina K. Design Team Blast From The Past blog hop showcasing all of the past stamp sets illustrated by Melanie. I am delighted to be able to participate! I was honored to have been Guest Designer for Melanie's set "A Beautiful Life" back in May. I also got to preview "Arranged with Love" last April as part of the Center Stage Spotlight Design Team. Melanie's "A Year of Flowers" was the first Gina K. stamp set I purchased and her "Pressed Flowers" set was a perfect complement to that! And let's not forget her "Festive Frame" set, a favorite of mine for holiday cards and projects! Can you tell I love Mel's floral sets...lol!!!

Here is the card I made for tonight's event:

Since I was Guest Designer for A Beautiful Life, I used that set for my main image and sentiment. I also used A Year of Flowers and Pressed Flowers. I stamped the tulip frame with Tim Holtz Bundled Sage Distress Ink onto Pure Luxury Layering Weight White. I cut out the center oval with Petite Oval Nestabilities. I stamped extra tulips, stems and leaves from Pressed Flowers with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress Ink then overstamped with the same images from A Year of Flowers in Bundled Sage to get the two-step stamping. I cut out all the images and paper pieced them onto the frame. The tulips were popped up. The DP is from the Basic Grey Cappella 6x6 pad.

Be sure to check out all these designers' blogs to see their awesome creations with Melanie's sets:

Brenda Turner

>Carla Suto

Carolina
Buchting

Geri
Utterback

>Karen Knegten

Libby
Hickson

Linda
Payne

Melissa Shultz

Selma Stevenson

Sharri Seffens

>Sue Van DeVusse

Tina Gilliland



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Comment by Stampin Pam on August 14, 2010 at 11:05am
STUNNING my dear - simply stunning!!!!!
Comment by Vicki Dutcher on August 6, 2010 at 9:08pm
Carla -OOOoo I LOVE THIS!! Love the popped up framework!
Comment by Grace Nywening on August 6, 2010 at 1:44pm
GORGEOUS Carla!!!! Congrats on being Chic of the week! You sure deserve it!!! And I can say I knew you when..... hehehe! Hugs,
Grace
Comment by Lisa Kind on August 4, 2010 at 2:30pm
Just GORGEOUS! Love it!
Comment by Donna Baker on August 3, 2010 at 6:02pm
wow! This is so soft & pretty!
Comment by Libby Hickson on August 3, 2010 at 3:07pm
Wow Carla this is GORGEOUS!!
Comment by Brenda on August 3, 2010 at 12:16am
Carla what a gorgeous elegant card! I love your choice of colors and your designs is fab!
Comment by Sue VanDeVusse on August 2, 2010 at 7:40pm
Carla, this card is amazing! I love the colors. Your love of Melanie's flowers really shows in this.
Comment by Melissa Shultz on August 2, 2010 at 4:36pm
Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the soft colors.
Comment by Sharri on August 2, 2010 at 3:51pm
Carla, This is stunning! I love the colors and the vintage feel!

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