Friday, May 6, 2011

We're having fun at the hop for Guylou's Inimitability!

It's a new release from Guylou's Inimitability and I am so excited that I've got that old tune "Let's go to the hop" in my head. Good thing for you all that you can't hear my singing voice on a blog, isn't it? I can't carry a tune any better than I can dance. Guess I should just hop instead, which leads us back to what in the heck I'm supposed to be talking about.

Guylou has released two new sets of images. We've got the sweet, loveable Leah puttering around in her garden (Leah in her Garden series) and some funny but cute fish (Dysfunctional Fish Family). Guylou and her DT want to show them off, so we're having a hop! It will start today, May 6th at 9 am EST and end on Mother's Day (May 8th) at 9 pm EST.

Here's the new goodies:








Don't they make you smile?

What's even better is that you have the chance to win them! Play along with our hop today, and you could win one of three awesome prizes. The first prize is a card kit that I put together just for the grand prize winner, who will also receive the whole set of Leah in her Garden. For the sake of keeping this post from being way too long, I'll let Guylou show of the card kit on the Guylou's Inimitability blog. Second place is the full Leah in her Garden series. The third place winner will receive those funny dysfunctional fish. Cool, huh?

Here's what you gotta do to win: follow the hop. It'd be nice of you to leave comments for the DT along the way (it's also required to win). At the end of the hop, make sure to leave your name and email (not visible) on Guylou's Inimitability site.

The hop order is as follows:
Guylou's Inimitability
Trina
Kim
Sara
Guylou
Brenda
Gina (you're here!)
Guylou's Inimitability

Now, I gotta tell you, G's DT has been one busy bunch. Not only are we hopping, but we're playing along in a contest, too. You should join us! We're making shaker boxes using the new images. This challenge was the fabulous Kim's idea. If you are clueless about making shaker boxes, check out this video. All you gotta do to win two free images from G's store and the opportunity to be a guest DT in a future challenge is to make a project using a shaker box and post it to the Guylou's Inimitability by May 19th at 2 pm EST. Easy peasy and fun, too. Here's mine.



I used buttons, removing the shank beforehand, as well as flat-backed rhinestones. Leah is colored with copics. I had to use lots of pink, because, well, that's my favorite color. Leah looks like a pink girl to me, don't you think? Flowers are wild orchid crafts and some silk flowers I got at Michael's. Buttons were in the dollar bin at Michael's.

So, go hop. Don't forget to leave comments on the way and especially at the end, on the Guylou's Inimitability blog. Then give the shaker box a shot. Come on, you can do it!

25 comments:

Sara I. said...

Hi Gina!! Soo good to have you back -I've missed you :) I absolutely adore her pink polka dot raincoat - I want one!! Gorgeous flowers and buttons - so girly and fun! Love it, love it, love it!!

Guylou said...

Gina... I just love to read your posts! You have such mad writing skills! Your cards is gooooooorgeous! There are so many techniques displayed on one card! I love everything about it!!! Fab job!!!
Cheers!
G

Tracy S said...

LOVE the pink and all those yummalicious polka dots!! This is SO cute.. You all and your fancy easel cards.. I am jealous that I do not know how to make them..lol That bow is amazing and I really like the sentiment you used and the little flower buttons are perfect and darlin!! Great job , Gina!

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh, you gave your image a completely different look. When I popped over here she looked like a little girl in all her pink yumminess. I love that you paper pieced her hat and coat. Your shaker box and buttons is gorgeous!! I think this is just a fabulous project and makes me want to go do another one and paper piece her pink!! hugs, and also glad to have you home!! Bren

Trina said...

Love it! An easel and a shaker in one! The scene you created inside the shaker is adorable! And I love the added flowers on the bottom to go with your sentiment! Always so clever!

Scrappin Chris said...

Gina, happy you are home...hope we get a chance to chat soon. I love the way you did this card. The shaker boxes are awesome!! I am definately going to have to watch the video!!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Gina, I do hope you are having a good time on your vacation. Love the card. So cute. Have a good one and hope to see ou back creating soon....

Kim Kelley said...

First off I have missed you! So glad you are back and I hope you had a superfantaberfull time! (kinda a combo of many words!) Second...love this card. The colors are so fun (i love pink too) and I love the buttons and rhinestones in your shaker! The paper piecing is perfect!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling shaker card- I love pink too! Love the buttons you used for the shaker too, and the easel card really shows of the paper pieced image perfectly!

DQ said...

Girl, love the card! it looks like a picture inside picture frame, love it! great paper piecing too!
TFS!!

Reflections from Granny said...

Beautiful, that dotted pink is amazing, really pretty card. :)

Phyllis said...

Oh my I love this easel shaker card. Really like all the pink,flowers and buttons. How do you make such a perfect bow?

Dana said...

Gina, this is so cute!! Love all the polka dots, pink and flowers! Great find on those buttons too!
Hugs~
Dana

Starla B. said...

This is just so adorable!!! I love the bright colors!

Sandi's Samples said...

How cool is that, to use buttons in a shaker box! Love it!
Huggs
Sandi

Sharon said...

Beautiful card, she does look like a pink girl to me too.
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Angela B. said...

Did Someone say Blog Hop? Oh my those flowers are buttons? Those are fantastic! Love your card!

Sammibug said...

Beautiful card! Fabulous colors!

Jen Leeflang said...

EWhat a fabulous card using the Leah images that Guylou has just released. I love the fresh colour combination and that the flowers are inside the shaker box. Thank so much for sharing with us!
Love
Jen

Charlene said...

Welcome home Gina...we sure missed your smiling face around here :D As to your card...wow, wow, wow...she is absolutely beautiful in her matching polkadot coat and hat! Love the paper piecing and those flowers you used for the shaker are so fun. The buttons inside the buttons with those beautiful flowers were the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us.

THERESA said...

So glad you're back and how was your trip??? You get my mail??
Love the card and , yes, pink is perfect, she looks so sweet !!
LUG

Made by Mandy said...

Love all the elements to this card, the colours, the layered buttons and the lovely buttons inside the shaker box. All very yummy :)

Linda said...

Very beautiful easel card....this is one of my favorite color combos!!

CTgirl said...

Oh wow, this is a stunning creation! Love it! The polkadots are so sweet!
And all the buttons, lovely!
TFS!

kurlygirl said...

This is so adorable! Love the buttons and colors and all the details!