Monday, November 29, 2010

Falling Leaves & Owls for OTWC #35

Such a gorgeous color combo this week at OTWC #35.  The colors scream autumn to me, so I pulled out an older DeNami stamp to create some background paper.  The Grapevine Stamp is being discontinued, and is on sale if you "need" it.  I added some color with the Large Dot Swirl stamp and Toffee Versafine Ink.  The Owl Trio was a perfect accent, along with some twine, and textured Basic Grey paper thanks to my new embossing folder.  Laurie uses this SU folder amazingly, so I had to have it!  I tried cutting through the embossed paper with my paper cutter, and it wripped. Love it when accidents like that turn out good... just the right amount of texture needed. 
Hope everyone had a great weekend.  We did a little shopping, lots of Christmas Decorating, and stayed home and enjoyed our weekend together.  Most of the neighborhood kids were out of town, so it was nice and quiet around her.  Saw Tangled.... pretty cute movie. My 6 year old laughed and cried.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We are blessed to have wonderful neighbors to share this special day with.  Since we go "home" for Christmas in a few weeks, we just can't justify making the trip twice to be with our families.   I don't have anything crafty to share -- but here is a family snapshot from today.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

DeNami Snowflakes for Tuesday Trigger

I made this card for the Tuesday Trigger this week- a gingerbread snowflake from Martha Stewart.  I embossed DeNami snowflakes with white powder and added some red rhinestones to the center.  Red Grosgrain ribbon and Seasons Greetings finished it off.  I love quick cards like this!

2 Sketches 4 You #66 & Wee Memories

Laura has a great sketch this week --2 Sketches for you #66.  My card doesn't look as similar to the sketch as I had planned, but I think it works.  I also added some "pink" to fit the Wee Memories Challenge this week too.   I seem to be more motivated to make cards when I have a challenge to fulfill.  I had the snowflakes on my craft table still, so I thought the DeNami Penguins would look cute all glittered up.

DeNami Snowman for PDCC56

I had to play along with the Play Date Cafe Challenge #56 after seeing Tammy's cute snowman card. Red-Turquoise-Olive Colors, such a fun combination.  I love this cute DeNami stamp, I normally emboss him in silver and add glitter, which is really pretty.  But trying new things worked out well this time.  I really like how I stamped him in color and added some glitter.  Funky, trendy, and fun little snowman now.  So, thanks to Tammy for making such a cute snowman card, and thanks to Play Date Cafe for the fun color combo.  I think this card will go to my son's teacher with a Target gift card inside. Matches perfectly with all of that red!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

DeNami Sketch Challenge - Ayana

It's time for another fun Sketch at the DeNami Blog.  Ayana created a very unique sketch for us to use --- I was intimidated at first, but then I turned to my trusty glitter ribbon.  Saved!  The cute Christmas Monkeys were the perfect fit. I used the Merry Christmas Circle to create a focal point & added 2 buttons to the center. Sparkly and Festive - Perfect for the holidays!  Please play along - you can use any stamps too!

Stamps: Merry Christmas Circle and Christmas Monkeys
Ink: Versafine Red & Versafine Black
Cardstock: White, Kraft, Red, Emerald
Misc: Buttons, Red Glitter Ribbon, Border Punch, Extra Fine Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Circle Punches, Tombow Markers.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

DeNami Elegant Floral Arch - Featured Product

It's time for the Featured Product at the DeNami Blog.  The Elegant Floral Arch is the chosen stamp. Such a gorgeous, versatile stamp.  I feel like my card resembles a "Paulina" style card.  So, a special thanks to Paulina for her wonderful inspiration.  I didn't really CASE a certain card, just her style in general.  Make sure you visit the DeNami Blog to see the other creations made by the Design Team.

Stamps: Elegant Floral Arch, Elegant Floral Leaf Sprig, and Happy Birthday.
Ink: Versafine Sepia, Versafine Deep Lagoon, Versamark.
Cardstock: DeNami Cream & Kraft, PTI Olive, and SU In Color.
Misc: Copic Markers, Robin's Egg Rhinestones.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WPlus9 Color Cue Challenge #10

Kraft - Red - Purple - White  --- WPlus 9 Color Cue Color Challenge.  I always try to find time for Dawn's Color Cue Challenges, she always picks fun color combos.  I bought some Cork from Mish and wanted to use it for the Kraft color on my card. I was happy to find out I could punch it with Marvy punches. I pulled out a few of my WPlus 9 Stamps sets and came up with this card minutes later.  I love it when my plan actually comes together!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday Trigger & 2 Sketches 4 You

Here is another card I made for some Fun challenges.  I used Kazan's sketch #66 from 2 Sketches 4 You, along with the fabulous picture above from the Tuesday Trigger.  Another 1st challenge for me this week- I've never participated in the Tuesday Trigger.  I new instantly I wanted to make some red ruffles to match the shirt in the picture, and once I found the sketch I just had to decide what stamp would work.  I used the Holly Ball from DeNami. I colored in with my copics and sat it onto my glue pad and sprinkled some pretty extra fine glitter on top.

Monday, November 15, 2010

OTWC, Wee Memories, and CASE Study Challenges

I've been missing out on so many great challenges lately... so today I managed to do 3 challenges with this one card.  OTWC #33 was where my color inspiration came from, the layout from the CASE study challenge #14, and the Patterned Paper was incorporated to meet the Wee Memories Challenge #31.  This is my 1st time trying out the CASE Study Challenge, I am a huge fan of Heathers work, so I couldn't pass this one up! It's kind of fun to use springy colors this time of year.
My family spent the 4 day weekend in California.  We survived Disneyland and California Adventures, just barely! It was a crazy, crowded zoo!  Happy to be home and back in my craft room!
I used the WPlus 9 Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions stamp set and a sentiment from PTI Signature greetings. Memory Box PP, Stampin Up & PTI Ink, DeNami Rhinestones. Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

DeNami Christmas Blog Hop

It's Christmas Blog Hop Time!! 
 If you are hopping in order, you should be arriving from Vera's Blog.  If you want to start at the beginning visit the DeNami Blog.   Make sure you leave a comment on EVERY blog for the chance to win a $20 DeNami Design Gift Certificate, 2 of them will be given away!
For the October DeNami Blog Hop I made Thanksgiving place cards, so I thought this would be a perfect time to make Christmas Place cards to share with you. 
How cute are these little penguins?  The banner is blank so you can decorate however you chose.  I hand wrote our names and colored it in with my Copics. Added some red glitter and red glitter ribbon.  The Essential Glue Pad worked perfect with the snowflake stamp to create a glittery snow background on the blue cardstock.  I'm sure to have a festive table with these little guys!
Your Next Blog to hop to is ----- Nickie Scheck
Cardstock: Leaf Green, Sky Blue, White,  Discontinued Bella Press Patterned Paper.

Friday, November 5, 2010

DeNami Color Challenge

Color Challenge Time at the DeNami Blog ---so many pretty creations made by the design team, go check it out!!  Jo Chose some AWESOME Colors to work with -- so my card came together quite quickly.  I instantly thought to use a tree and leaves with these colors, but I wanted to do something different.  I chose the Cherry Blossom Floral Stamp and loved how it turned out. I added a touch of color with the Elegant Floral Leaf Sprig around the cherry blossom.  I normally am not late sending out birthday cards, but the sentiment fit perfectly into the frame I stamped.  I used the quickie glue pen to add some gorgeous gold glitter.  The DeNami gold glitter is gorgeous --- so many colors make it sparkle - I tried a close up shot so you can see it sparkle below.
There are buttons, glitter & Quickie Glue Pen for the prize --- use these gorgeous colors and submit your creation over at the DeNami Blog.
Supplies Used:
DeNami Stamps: Cherry Blossom, Elegant Floral Leaf SprigBelated Birthday, Double Line Square.
Cardstock: Cream, Tangerine, Olive
Ink: Versafine Sepia, Versafine Toffee
Misc: 5/8 Brown Grosgrain, Gold Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Orange Rhinestones, Copic Markers.