Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Welcome to the Simple Elegance Sneak Peek!! You must visit the DeNami Blog and my fellow Design Team Girls Blogs.... Deanna and Deb.  Leave a comment on each blog --- you will have the chance to win the above giveaway!! 

My 1st card uses a new Poinsettia Vine Stamp Set.  I used the large and small stamp to create some patterned paper.  I colored it and added a quick bow.  I didn't want to cover up those gorgeous new stamps!!

Stamps: Poinsettia Vines Stamp Set
Ink: Versafine Black
Cardstock: Sage, Kraft, Cream
Misc: 5/8 Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Markers.

Stamps: Leafy Squares Stamp Set,
Ink: Versafine Black, Versamark
Cardstock: Cream
Misc: Gold Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Markers, Retired DeNami Ribbon.

Stamps: Ornamental Centerpieces Stamp Set, Retro Borders, Upright Thank You,  Polka dot background.
Ink: Cherry Pink Impress, Versafine Deep Lagoon, Spring Pansy Versamagic.
Cardstock: White, Sky Blue, Amethyst, Magenta
Misc: Rhinestones, markers, foam tape.

Stamps: Leafy Squares Stamp Set, Thinking of you, Medium Polka Dot background, flower from Spring Flower Set.
Ink: Pixie Dust Versamagic, Spring Pansy Versamagic, Aloe Vera Versamagic, Versafine Smoky Grey.
Cardstock: White, Lavender
Misc: 5/8 Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Twine, Button, Extra fine glitter, quickie glue pen.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

DeNami Product Spotlight: Surfboards

DeNami Product Spotlight: Surfboard Trio
On Sale for one week -- 10% off!

 The design team did a fabulous job using these fun surfboards!  I wanted to show you a different way to use them, just to show versatility.  I made a flower! It was super easy to stamp the surfboards, cut them out, arrange them around the yellow center. Easy!!  I added the pretty Birthday Blessings Sentiment.  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

ColourQ & Papercraft Star Challenges

I love the Colors of  ColourQ #141
I needed to make my hubby a Father's Day card... so these colors were perfect!

I started with a lime green card base and added 3 panels of polka dot blue paper.  Distressed the edges and white embossed the Palm Tree. The white cardstock strip has a faint chevron stamped in Blue.  I added the Happy Fathers Day saying in Majestic Blue Versafine.  A quick button and twine finish it off nicely.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

DeNami Blog Hop: Cards for GUYS

Welcome to the DeNami Blog Hop!!
"Cards for GUYS"
Hopefully you are arriving from Suzanne's Blog.  If not, you will want to start at the beginning of the hop!

Not sure why guy cards are tough sometimes... maybe it's because I want to add glitter, rhinestones, ribbon and fluff!! I tried my best to keep this Happy Birthday card very "GUYish"
I stamped the chevron stamp from the Medium Borders set once and then twice more above and below to get the lighter/darker shades using only the Versafine Sepia ink.  I stamped Happy Birthday in Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.   The nautical stamps were stamped using Versafine Majestic Blue.  Cardstock used: Kraft, Chocolate Brown, White, Navy.

The next stop on the Hop is to visit CAROL'S BLOG.

Friday, June 8, 2012


CAS-UAL Fridays has a super fun theme this week: Sweet Spot --- Polka Dot!!
DeNami is sponsoring the prize ---$25 DeNami gift certificate.

I stamped the medium polka dot background using Jade Brilliance ink.  A quick little umbrella drink from the  tropical drinks set. Cheers sentiment is from the Everyday Greetings Set. Colored in with copics, added extra fine glitter with the quickie glue pen.  I had this hot pink polka dot ribbon I bought in the $1 at Michaels, it seemed to work good with the challenge!  
Happy Summer to everyone!! My kids are out of school --- time to play! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

DeNami Product Spotlight: God Bless America

Product Spotlight: God Bless America.
Check out all of the patriotic cards at the DeNami Blog!

4th of July is less than a month away!! You could use this stamp for cards, scrapbook layouts, or any occasion!  Just 3 stamps, 2 inks, and you are done.  I added a bit of glitter & rhinestones too!!
 Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

Cardstock: Navy, Red, White, Silver
Misc: Quickie Glue Pen, Extra Fine Glitter & Rhinestones.

Monday, June 4, 2012

DeNami Color Challenge #10

Welcome to the DeNami Color Challenge -- colors chosen by me.  Hope you like them!
Black -Yellow - White - Grey
Hope you have a chance to make something-  excited to see what creations are made with these fun colors!

I had the yellow frame laying on my craft table... so that was my starting point of the card.  I wanted to stamp a pretty black background, but it was missing something so I went back and added some grey stamping too.  Perfect general neutral card for an Anniversary.  My 12th Anniversary is in a few days, so this card is perfect for my hubby!
Ink: Versafine Black and Smoky Grey. 
Cardstock: White, Black Yellow & Silver
Misc: Twine, Yellow Die Cut shape made with Silhouette.

DeNami Thank You for JUGS #139

I saw this super "do-able" sketch and decided to give it a shot.

If you've read my blog for any length of time... you know I am a confessed paper hoarder.  I've had this Beautiful Blooms PaperTrey Ink Paper Pad for quite some time. I use it once in awhile, and this seemed to be the perfect sketch for layered patterned paper.   I added a quick embossed DeNami Thank you saying, rhinestones, and twine.  Quick and simple!!