Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CAS-ual Friday "stuck on you" CFC #17

Is this seriously the 17th Casual Friday Challenge --- and my 1st time entering?!! Yikes, where did the time go... oh yeah, summer!  My kids are back to school so I am excited to have extra free time for myself.  I couldn't wait to finally take part... you will see me around lots more!
I had these fun SRM stickers to use, perfect for this challenge. Somehow I managed to make a red/pink color combo. I don't do that too often.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

DeNami Product Spotlight: Solid Polka Dot Border

Welcome to the DeNami Product Spotlight: Solid Polka Dot Border Stamp.  10% off for one week only at DeNami Design.   You must check out the DeNami blog to see the DT cards -- unique one's!

Soccer season has started here in Vegas. OUTDOOR soccer in August... when it's above 100 --- crazy for a seven year old to be running around for an hour and a half!!  Anyway, that is where my inspiration came from for this card.... my little chickie deserves a rah-rah, she never complains about it being so hot.  
Can you see where I used the solid polka dot stamp?  I stamped it in green to make the pennant flag strips.  Easy way to make your own patterned paper, and a perfect size for sentiments.  

Cardstock: White, Black, Charcoal, Aquamarine.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

DeNami Mini Cards Blog Hop

Welcome to the DeNami Blog Hop --- Mini Cards.  
Hopefully you are hopping from Pam's blog... if not you can start HERE.

Pretty sure my kids start school in about 20 days.... which means new teachers.   How cute would this little note look sitting on a teachers desk.  Nothing fancy, just the thought is what makes a little card like this special.  Sometimes I feel the pressure to make the "perfect" card, but then find myself procrastinating and never getting around to doing it. What a shame, no excuse with these cute little Mini Cards.  Grab some small stamps, scraps, and go for it!  My card measures 3 1/4 wide by 3 3/4 tall. 

As you are hopping along, make sure you leave a comment on EVERY blog -- you have a chance to win a $20 DeNami Gift Certificate!
Your next stop on the hop is Tina's Blog --- this is her 2nd blog hop EVER -- so leave her some love!

Misc: Red, Leaf Green, White, Lime Cardstock.  Tombow Markers, Versafine Black Ink Pad.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

DeNami Product Spotlight: Rainbow

Product Spotlight time on the DeNami Blog.  The rainbow is our chosen stamp... and it's 10% off this week!
Make sure you visit the DeNami Blog for the other pretty rainbow creations by my DT buddies.

I just can't help myself... I must make this rainbow Sparkly!  A quick swipe of color with some markers, lots of quickie glue pen, and some pretty extra fine glitter... = a sparkly rainbow.  I left this card without a sentiment, but you could easily use this card for just about anything.  Everyone loves cheerful rainbows!

Supplies: Stamps- Rainbow, Small Cloud, and Medium Polka Dots.
Misc: Tombow Markers, Versamark Pad, Versafine Black Pad, Extra Fine Glitter & Quickie Glue Pen. Robins Egg Blue 5/8 Ribbon.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Blog Hop for Jenny!!

Hi Jenny --- Happy Birthday!!  Hope you have a wonderful day!
Make sure you visit her Blog and leave her some Love.
We have a special blog hop just for Jenny. You should be hopping from Alice's Blog... if not, feel free to start at Anita's Blog.   

So sorry about the awful lighting in the photo.  I'm not good with indoor light, I need the sunshine!!
Your next stop on the hop is  Linn Miller's Blog.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy 60th Birthday Invitations

My mom is turning 60 in September.  I made 24 invitations... similar to the one's above. I changed out the patterned paper, it was fun using up my stash!  PTI dies were a perfect fit for the big 60...and they have to be sparkly for my mom.  Headed to Knotts Berry Farm and then onto Soak City the next day with my kids and neighbors.... maybe I will have time this weekend to get crafty again.

If you haven't entered the DeNami Giveaway on Facebook yet.... YOU MUST!!
Just enter a comment on THIS PHOTO and make sure you "like" DeNami too.  You don't want to miss out on future giveaways and announcements.  

Monday, August 1, 2011

DeNami Sketch Challenge

It feels like it's been WAY too long since I've done a sketch challenge... how about you?  Use the sketch, plus one DeNami stamp, upload... and you have a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to DeNami!
You can check out this one on the DeNami Blog, sketch made by Nami.  When you are there you can see other cards using the same sketch by the DT.

I've always loved this gorgeous cross stamp, it is so pretty!  I wanted it to stand out, so I tried to keep the rest of my card elements to a minimum.  Just some basic layering and pretty patterned paper. 
I stamped the cross with Versamark and heat embossed with gold DeNami Embossing Powder.  Added a bit of green to the leafy portion and then used the quickie glue pen with some extra fine glitter to give it a little glitz.
Stamp: Cross, Cardstock: Cream, Amethyst, Irr. Gold, Tangerine.