Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DeNami April Inspired By....Barb!

Barb made this gorgeous card. You can see the full post HERE.

So, I was challenged in many ways on this card, but I loved every second of it.  I normally don't "tilt" any of my paper, use vellum, tie twine around ribbon, etc. etc.  I love that this card helped me get out of my comfort zone.  It's still way more simple than Barb's original card, but I was inspired in many ways... which is the point.  I used 2 stamps from the whimsical garden set.  The 1st is easy to see, flower stamped onto the white tag.  The other is the dotted circle I stamped on the yellow paper.  You're the best was stamped & embossed in white onto the vellum.  I didn't like how the sentiment didn't show much, so I colored the back of the vellum with a pink copic.  Added some pretty pink posh sequins, twine, and ribbon.  So FUN!  I really wanted to add the doily, but it would have covered up the pretty patterned paper so I left it out.  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

DeNami April Blog Hop: Buttons and Bows

DeNami April Blog Hop: Buttons and Bows!
Two of my favorite things!
You should be arriving here from Rachel's Blog. If not, go to the DeNami Blog.

I was 100% Inspired by this card made by Lynn.  I stumbled across it on Pinterest and I couldn't imagine anything better to do with buttons and bows, so I totally CASED it!  Thanks Lynn for the gorgeous card!
I did my best to change it up a bit and make it my own, just barely.  I found a piece of patterned polka dot paper and embossed it using the Circle Interlock Embossing Folder.  I taped a piece of ribbon flat down the center. I strung buttons onto some twine using a dental floss threader - BEST WAY EVER!  Tied the floss in a knot on the back.  Tied the ribbon in a big bow and used ATG tape to stick it down.  Happy Birthday was stamped in Grey onto the cardstock base.  It was SO easy! 

Your next stop on the hop is LINDA.  Make sure to leave her a sweet comment and one on every step along the way - you have a chance to win a DeNami Gift Certificate.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

DeNami Product Spotlight: Happy Easter

DeNami Product Spotlight for April is the Happy Eater sentiment.
It's a timeless font and can be used for many years to come... plus it's 10% for one week!

I stamped the Happy Easter using 3 different colors of ink onto some scrap grid paper.  I mounted each one on a matching piece of cardstock.  I dug through my Easter stamps and stamped the bunny from the cuddly pals set, sheep, and Easter chickie in black and colored with copics. They are layered onto circles and foam taped up.    Pretty patterned paper made it quick and easy! Have fun making your Easter cards, you only have a few weeks to go! 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Product Spotlight: Cross and Vines

DeNami Product Spotlight: Cross and Vines.

It is a 1 stamp card!!  I wanted the Cross and Vines stamp to really be the focal point of my card.  I bought the patterned paper 12 years ago - I just use it every now and then.  Cross was stamped using Versamark and embossed with gold ep.  I used gamma green glitter on the leaves. Simple and elegant.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DeNami Inspired by Kim

You can see Kim's original card and post here.  It's a fun one! 

I chose to change up the stamps and keep most of the remainder of the card similar.  I used the Hoppy birthday frog stamp.    I added a piece of bakers twine and pink button around the white cardstock.  Yellow dotted paper behind the white cardstock ontop of the chevron card.  I colored the image in with copics and added sequins. Quick and simple!   Make sure to visit the DeNami blog for all of the great cards by the design team.  AND link up your DeNami cards - you may be chosen next for "Inspired By"

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DeNami Product Spotlight: Cuddly Pals Set

DeNami Product Spotlight: Cuddly Pals Set
It's so fun to see how the same stamp set can be used differently by different designers. Visit the DeNami blog for all of the other cards!  PLUS get 10% off of this set for one week only.
I used 3 out of the 4 stamps in The Cuddly Pals set.  I grew up with a mom that is SO not a fan of mice, I just couldn't seem to stamp the cute little guy on my card. Stamped in Black and colored in with copics.  I centered them in a grid pattern onto green patterned paper. A  flower button and PPP sequin in the center.  I layered a doily and a pink piece of "henna"embossed cardstock to the kraft cardstock.  I tied a bow and then adhered the green square. Easy as always! No saying needed, perfect for spring, baby, congrats, anything!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

DeNami March Blog Hop: Fuzzy Friends

Welcome to the March DeNami Blog Hop: Fuzzy Friends.  You should be arriving here from Stacey's Blog. If not, start at the beginning of the hop by going to the DeNami Blog.

I have too many Fuzzy Friends! I had a hard time narrowing it down for this hop! I went with this adorable little giraffe. I stamped it twice onto white cardstock and colored with copics.  I foam taped them onto a pink circle that I stamped the medium dot circle onto. The polka dot base is a card I've had laying around for at least 7 years or so-- time to use it! Congratulations was stamped in Versafine Sepia ink on white cardstock.  I don't know anyone pregnant with twins - but this would be perfect for them!
  Hope you enjoy the remainder of the hop.  Your next stop is to visit my friend Amy's Blog.  She is a major DeNami fan and I am sure she will have something cute and fuzzy for you to see!   Leave her a comment and on every blog you stop at, you have a chance to win a DeNami Gift Certificate!