Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DeNami Product Spotlight: Upright Thank You

Welcome to the LAST Product Spotlight --- for this year anyway!!
It's the super fun and unique upright THANK-YOU sentiment. Perfect to use on all of the Christmas Thank-You cards we all need to send out.   The stamp is 10% for this week only.

I cleaned out my craft stash this summer and passed most of my extra supplies and card kits along to stamping friends and cards for soldiers.  This was one card that I had already cut, it just needed some stamping.  I think the card was from the DeNami classes 3 or so years ago. Yes, I am a hoarder! It did work perfectly with this upright thank you stamp though... perfect fit!  I added some leaf stamping to coordinate with the background paper.  Added some black rhinestones and black ribbon. You must stop by the DeNami Blog and see how the other Design Team Ladies used this fun stamp.
Stamps: Upright Thank You,  Leaf from the Elegant Floral Set, Leaf from Whimsical Set.
Paper: Cream, Black,  Chandler Sampler Pack,
Ink: Black & Toffee
Misc: Black Rhinestones,  5/8 sheer black ribbon.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

DeNami Gift Wrapping Blog Hop -December

Welcome to the DeNami  GIFT WRAPPING Blog Hop.
You should be arriving from Barbara's Blog.... if not, you can start at the beginning by visiting the DeNami Blog.

I cheated a bit, I wrapped my gift using some fun striped foil paper.  I figure the tag I made is busy enough, so a "boring" base would be okay.  I added ribbon and a jingle bell too. 

Here is the close up of the tag.  Isn't the Penguin saying Merry Christmas just the cutest!!!   I made this tag last Christmas and never got around to using it.   

  Thanks for stopping by.....  The next stop on the hop is LINDA

Monday, December 5, 2011

DeNami Theme Challenge: Christmas

DeNami Theme Challenge: Christmas.
Make sure you visit the DeNami Blog to see all of the wonderful Christmas Ideas!! 

A few of the people on my shopping list this year asked for... CASH.  So, I thought it would be fun to make a Christmas Card to hold the money in a fun way... and this one is the perfect colors for a guy.  
I have used the stocking stamp to make tags, a wall decoration, and cards.... so versatile!!  I hope you like it as much as I do.  It's so fun to change out the colors and make it look different. 

Stamps: Stocking, Merry Christmas, Polka Dots, 3 Line Border
Ink: Versafine Sepia and Versamark -used with white embossing powder
Cardstock: White, Chocolate, Kraft, Lime

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Don't Miss Out!!  10% OFF for One Week

Christmas is about a month away, so it's time to get your projects and cards DONE!   Are you ready?
This Small Pine Sprig Stamp is easy to stamp - no coloring needed so its quick!  I added some red glittery berries with Crystal Lacquer.  They look like little rhinestones is real life.  Make sure you stop by the DeNami Blog and see what other ideas the DT came up with.
Stamps: Small Pine Sprig, Merry Christmas
Ink: Versafine Red, Aloe Vera Chalk, Olympia Green
Cardstock: Hunter Green & White
Misc: Red Glitter, Crystal Lacquer

Friday, November 18, 2011

CAS-ual Friday #29

CAS-ual Friday Challenge #29.  Such a fun and versatile sketch -- I couldn't wait to play along.  I have neglected this little fuzzy ball stamp from DeNami - so I grabbed it and made a playful Birthday card for a special little boy.  There are tons of little faces you can make with this one fuzzy ball.  I chose the Friendly Faces Set for this card. 

CPS Sketch & Young Crafters Unite

I struggle with manly cards ---  I want to add glitter, ribbon, and rhinestones!!
This card was made using the CPS Sketch and the Masculine Theme for the Young Crafters Unite Challenge #3. I missed the cutoff for this challenge :-( 
  I picked up this SU set at a yard sale this summer.... it's perfect for my brother in law. 
My card turned out exactly like the sketch, which normally doesn't happen. Nice and simple, perfect for my deer loving brother in law.  

Sunday, November 13, 2011

DeNami Blog Hop: Anything but a card

Welcome to the November DeNami Blog Hop: Anything but a card.  I think this will be one of my favorite themes so far.... I can't wait to see what everyone else made along the hop.  Make sure you leave a comment on every blog, you have a chance to win a DeNami Gift Certificate!!

You should be arriving from Emily's Blog, if not you can start at the beginning of the hop by visiting the DeNami Blog. 
I had so much fun using the large mitten a few weeks ago, I couldn't wait to try out the stocking!
Basic Directions:  I embossed 6 stockings using versarmark & white embossing powder.  I cut out all of them and did some basic stamping to add some pattern to them.  Large Circles & Scalloped Circles thanks to my spellbinders dies and added some texture using a new SU embossing folder. I added a bow, ribbon, and button and strung them all together.  Easy, perfect decoration for anywhere in your home.  I made a few extra of these... they will be perfect gift tags for presents or gift bags.
Your next stop along the hop is to visit one of DeNami's biggest fans ----TINA !  Guaranteed to show you something fun and fabulous!
Supplies: Stamps 3 line border, polka dot background, stocking
Cardstock: Lime, Chocolate, Red, Kraft
Misc: Versamark, Versafine Red, White embossing powder, white button, twinery twine, su ef, Red Polka dot ribbon, Spellbinder Dies.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays: Over the Edge CFC #27

CAS-ual Fridays challenge ends in 7 hours... I finally had a chance to whip something up for it this morning.  I don't normally have pieces hang off the edge of my cards, so this was a challenge!  I need a few more thanksgiving cards, so I grabbed 3 DeNami stamps and added some leaves to meet the hanging off requirement.  Today is Friday for us here in Vegas, my kids get a 4 day weekend.  November is full of lots of days off!
Stamps: Happy Thanksgiving, Wheat Stalk, Pumpkin. 

Product Spotlight: Large Mitten

Don't you just love the DeNami Product Spotlights? Such a fun way to see multiple ways to use 1 stamp. Grab this large mitten now, it's 10% off for 1 week!  Make sure you visit the DeNami Blog and see the other creations made by the Design Team. 

Since the mitten is large, I chose to use it to decorate a bag for Christmas.  I embossed the mitten using Versamark and white embossing powder, & added a few snowflakes for interest. I used my handy ATG tape to adhere the cotton balls onto the mittens, they are so fuzzy and soft in real life.  My 7 year old actually put the cotton on, she wanted it to be really puffy.  A simple string of bakers twine holds the mittens onto the bag.  
Stamps: Large Mitten, Snowflakes, Holly, Dots
Ink: Versamark
Misc: White embossing powder, bakers twine, gift bag, tissue paper.

Monday, November 7, 2011

DeNami Sketch Challenge #10

Amber has created a unique sketch for you to try out!  Head on over to the DeNami Blog to see all of the DT cards for some great inspiration.  

I flipped the sketch on the side.  I wanted to use the new coral ribbon that DeNami is carrying now, so that is where I started.  I stamped my patterned background using 2 stamps and added a bit of color with my copics.  Stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment and I was done. Easy and thoughtful, just the way I like to make cards!  Please join us in this fun Sketch Challenge.  You have until Nov. 28th to enter --- and a chance to win a $20 DeNami Gift Certificate.

Stamps: Ornamental Vine, Ornamental Flowers Set, Happy Birthday, Scalloped Rectangle
Ribbon: Coral 5/8 Grosgrain
Cardstock: Cream, Kraft
Misc: Vintage Sepia Ink, Copic Markers.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Product Spotlight: Cornucopia.  This stamp is 10% for 1 week! 

I used the cornucopia as my focal point, and stamped a matching background using some smaller coordinating stamps.  Kind of a busy card for me, but I guess that's what I was feeling like that day!   I do enjoy combining different stamps and making unique patterns, I even had some fun coloring too!   In case this one is too crazy for you...  there are 2 cards below that I made this summer for the sneak peaks on the DeNami blog.  A bit more simple looking.  Thanks for stopping by, and make sure you visit the DeNami Blog for more inspiration using this cornucopia stamp!

Stamps: Cornucopia, Steam Curl, Demi Double Circle, Grapes, Apples & Pears Set, Elegant Floral Leaf Sprig.
Ink: Versafine Sepia,  Toffee, Crimson Red.
Cardstock: Cream, Chocolate, Sage.
Misc: Yellow Ribbon, Ivory/Gold Ribbon, Tombow Markers. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

DeNami Product Spotlight: Wheat Stalks

It's time for another fun Product Spotlight at the DeNami Blog.  I am seriously impressed at how my fellow DT girls used this little stamp in such a BIG way! Very versatile... and it's 10% off for one week.

What stalks just seem so perfect for a fall or thanksgiving day card.  I stuck with the standard fall colors on this one and added some fun bling with the glitter ribbon and rhinestones.  This could be used anytime in October or November to thank someone in your life.  Don't you just love that chocolate glitter ribbon? It's my favorite color of glitter ribbon.... for sure!

Cardstock: Kraft, Cream, Irridescent Gold.
Stamps: Wheat Stalks and Thankful for you.
Ink: Versafine Toffee and Versafine Sepia
Misc: Brown Glitter Ribbon and Rhinestones.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

DeNami FALL Bloghop

Welcome to the DeNami Fall Blog Hop. What a perfect way to start off the month!
You should be arriving from Tenia's Blog.  If not, you can start at the beginning of the hop.

DeNami has such a fun collection of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and General Fall stamps.  As usual, the hardest part for me is choosing what stamps to use.  I decided on the new Thanksgiving Chickies.   They make such a fun little fall scene.  I also love the sentiment, perfect for anytime of the year - Thankful for you. Are you shocked? Yep, I used my sewing machine.  I don't do it very often, now I remember why.  I always seem to have some sort of mishap!

Now it's time to visit SUZANNE she is the next one on the hop.

Stamps: Thanksgiving Chickies, Thankful for you, Wheat Stalks.
Cardstock: Kraft, Cream, Iridescent Gold, Chocolate.
Ink: Versafine Black and Versafine Sepia.
Misc: 5/8 Orange Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Border Punch, PTI Die, tombow markers, sewing machine.

Monday, October 3, 2011

DeNami Color Challenge #8

 Color Challenge time at the DeNami Blog.
You have until Oct. 24th to participate. Use the colors in the swatch, along with 1 DeNami stamp. Link your creation up on the DeNami Blog and you will have a chance to win a $20 DeNami Gift Certificate!! 

This color combo was fairly challenging for me.  I love making fall cards, so that helped a bit. I inked up about 2/3 of the polka dot background stamp and stamped on the lime cardstock.   4 little squares were a perfect match for this cute little Thanksgiving set.  Colored them real quick (had to get grey in there somehow!) added a bow... done. Perfect little card for anyone.  

Stamps: Thanksgiving Chicks Stamp Set, Polka Dot Background
Cardstock: Cream, Lime, Chocolate,
Ink: Versafine Sepia
Misc. 3/8 Orange Ribbon, Scalloped Square Nesties.

Friday, September 30, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays 22 & Young Crafters Unite #2

CAS-ual Fridays: Feeling Loopy.  Such a fun challenge this week!  I love making these little loop ribbon frames, so I knew right away what I wanted to do for the challenge.  Can you believe I haven't used this new DeNami stamp yet?  SO cute -- Happy OWLidays. I guess it isn't quite October yet, still lots of time for Christmas Cards. 

Young Crafters Unite - Challenge #2.  Envelope to Match.  I kept it pretty simple, I just stamped the image I used on the card without the saying.  My card is pretty bulky, so I didn't need to add more layers to the envelope.

In case you've missed it---- Paulina has a HUGE Giveaway going on until Oct. 9th. 
 Visit her blog to enter, and help spread the word!!
PrettyPinkPosh Big Shot Giveaway

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CFC 21 & CR84FN 39

I miss participating in challenges!  I finally felt like making a card, so I made a card for my grandpa's 85th Birthday that is in November.  I created a background with 2 DeNami Stamps.  The Grapevine Leaf stamp is currently out of stock, bummer.  I love using the Large Dot Swirls to add some texture and interest to the background... so simple!

Color Inspiration from CR84FN Color Challenge.  

I used 3 different shades of orange + Brown for CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

DeNami Product Spotlight: Jack O' Lantern

Product Spotlight -- Small Jack O' Lantern.  It's the perfect time to start thinking about Halloween cards and treats!  It'll be here in just a few short weeks! 10% off this stamp for the next week. 

The Snack Sized Hershey bars fit easily into a Crystal Envelope. I folded over the envelope and hid the extra behind the Amethyst cardstock.

I used the Clear Boutique Box from DeNami to hold 6 tiny kit kat bars. Added a few circles, and some ribbon to help keep the candy in the box.

Stamps: Sm. Jack O' Lantern, Happy Halloween, Halloween Stamp Set, Medium Dot Circle Frame.
Cardstock: Orange, Lime, Amethyst, White.
Misc: Scallop Circle Punches, 3/8 Black Ribbon, Small Boutique Box, Clear Envelope 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Birthday NAMI -- Blop Hop

Happy Birthday Nami!  Such an amazing lady deserves a fun celebration!  We have a special Blog Hop with 7 fabulous blogs to visit.  You should be arriving from Lisa's Blog... if you need to start at the beginning - go to the DeNami Blog.

ALSO, you have a chance to win a few of Nami's favorite things!!  All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the 7 Blogs.  There will be 2 lucky winners!!

Your next stop on the hop is Michele at Studio MSG.  

Cardstock: White, Lime
Misc: Hot Pink 5/8 Ribbon, 3/8 Robin Egg Ribbon, Tombow Markers, Quickie Glue Pen, Extra Fine Glitter

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

DeNami Product Spotlight: Apple

DeNami Product Spotlight is the Small Apple Image. 
10% off for one week!
Perfect for just about every occasion.... especially teachers! 

I stuck with a traditional apple colored theme for my simple thank you.  Perfect note for a well deserved teacher!!  Make sure you visit the DeNami Blog for even more inspiration!

Stamps: Small Apple, small dot square frame, large dot swirls,  assorted greetings stamp set.
Cardstock DeNami Red, Black & White.
Ink: Versafine Black, Versafine Red & Lime Versacolor
Misc: Lime 5/8 ribbon and black 3/8 ribbon, tombow markers.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays: Falling to Pieces

Casual Friday #19 -- Falling to Pieces. 

 CAS-ual Friday has a fun challenge this week. I love making fall cards, the colors just seem to be easy to work with.  I grabbed my new brushed pumpkin stamp and some scrap pieces of paper.  Added a sweet little sentiment and some ribbon.  The best part of CAS-ual Friday challenges.... The Clean And Simple Part.  I made this card in about 10 minutes!