Wednesday, February 29, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays #41 & Ribbon Carousel Challenge

"Hoppy" Birthday Frogs fit the CAS-ual Fridays #41 Challenge and Anything Goes Challenge needed twine/ribbon.  This Card is perfect for both.  I kept it very simple, added some crystal lacquer on the balloons and some twine.  Patterned Paper from my scrap bin. 
I'm also linking this up for the Papercraft Star Challenge #86: Frogs.  Happy Leap Day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DeNami Birthday Sneak Peek

It's finally my turn to showcase some of the newest DeNami stamp images.  Hopefully you've enjoyed the 1st few days of the sneak peaks -- you can see the previous days at the DeNami Blog.  Paulina has some awesome video's to watch too! 

How cute is this cupcake chickie?  I stamped it in versafine black ink onto a die cute piece of white cardstock.  I stamped the new Happy Birthday sentiment with Versafine Sepia ink onto pink cardstock.  Finished off with a hot pink bow.  Kraft Cardstock was used for the actually card.

Here is another card using the cupcake chickie.  I stamped, colored, and punched him out with a circle punch.  I used a new border stamp from the retro borders set to create the hot pink image bordering the chicks.  Brown Grosgrain Ribbon and some new pink twine ties on the happy birthday tag.  All Cardstock from DeNami: Magenta, Kraft & White. Ink used: Versafine Black, Sepia and Cherry Pink Impress. 

I'm always in need of Birthday cards... so the new Birthday Celebration set is perfect!  I stamped the long image and colored it in, cut around the scalloped edge and mounted onto lime cardstock.  I used a border stamp from the Modern Borders Set to create the blue stripes and dots.  I also used the Happy Birthday sentiment again along with some polka dots stamped in lime

My last card uses most of the same stamps as the previous one. Birthday Celebration Set, Happy Birthday Sentiment, and Polka Dot Background.  Since ALL of the new stamps are cling stamps, they are so easy to line up.  I've always been an eye-baller and NEVER use a stamp positioner.   SO excited for you to try out the new cling stamps... you will love them!!

Make sure you stop by and visit Andrea  and Paulina's Blogs, they have Birthday Sneak Peaks for you to see too!  Thanks for stopping by.  Any favorite stamps you've added to your wish list??
When you are visiting the DeNami Blog, make sure you leave a comment to win the fabulous giveaway!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DeNami Product Spotlight: Happy St. Patrick's Day

Product Spotlight: Happy St. Patrick's Day
This stamp is 10% off for one week - don't miss out.  Get your St. Pats Day Cards done soon!

I love saying stamps, I rarely ever get rid of one once I buy it.  Images may come and go, but my sentiments are here to stay.  I think this Happy St. Patrick's Day Stamp is TIMELESS.  So much prettier than my actual handwriting. I added a few other DeNami stamps, a bit of coloring, and that's it. It's gotta be simple, or I'm not getting cards done in time to send out.  Do you send out St. Patrick's Day Cards?

Stamps: Happy St. Patricks's Day, Shamrock Chickie, Lucky Irish Stamp Set.
Cardstock: White, Lime, Emerald Green and Black. 
Misc: Circle & Scalloped Circle Punches, Markers.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge #119 and Tuesday Trigger

2 Fun Challenges for 1 card
The Play Date Cafe Challenge #119 - Black and White with a splash of hot pink.
Tuesday Trigger -- what a fun photo!! I loved the black and white contrast, so that is where the background comes from.  I tried my hardest to add the orange, it just wasn't happening.  I did use the frame design in the headboard for the pink frame on my card.  

I used PTI Background Basics: Retro with Versamark and White embossing powder.  I've used white embossing powder more this month than I have in years.  I love the look all of a sudden.  All of the DeNami Sheer ribbon is 40% off  --- in case you need some.  The bike stamp is from Great Impressions, every time I use it I think of my fabulous times teaching at Papertrix in Indiana.... that is where this sweet stamp is from. 
I think this is my 4th post for today.... yikes!! My kids are off for the next 4 days so I really took advantage of my afternoon off and had a blast stamping away. 

CR84FN Color Challenge #48

Chartreuse, Gray & Lavendar

I automatically wanted to pull out my DeNami Lilac or Pansy stamps... perfect color combo for them.. right?   But, that is what I always do.  I am trying to dig through my craft goodies and either use it, or lose it!  So, it was the perfect time to use up some of this pretty lime green felt from Queen & Co.  The base was stamped with Happy Birthday in Smoky Versafine Ink.  The Cardstock base is DeNami charcoal layered with a pretty lavender piece --- even though it looks white in my picture.  I added some pretty lavender and clear rhinestones to the top of the felt.  Yep, not normally a card I would make, but I guess it turned out "fun".

CAS-ual Fridays: Tie One On

Easy Challenge for me.... use some ribbon!

I found this pretty striped ribbon in my "stash" I thought it would be perfect to make a gift wrapped card with.  I used the decorative flourish stamp to create the lime green stamped cardstock base.  I added a Happy Birthday sentiment   I wanted to add more, but sometimes that backfires on me.  Clean and simple is normally best.  

DeNami Embellishments: Photo Tutorial

Head on over to the DeNami Blog to see my Embellishment Photo Tutorial.
  Step-by-step instructions and a finished card and tag.  
Happy Friday -- Have a great weekend!!! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

CFC #39 Paper Piecing and YCU #6 Sketch

I love this sketch... nice and simple.  I stamped the leafy vine stamp in white ink onto black cardstock. I stamped the large daisy with versamark and embossed with white powder, and black into on to the yellow cardstock for the smaller daisy.  Finished off with a rhinestone and sentiment.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  The kids had fun at school and we had a nice dinner at home.  I'm spoiled- roses, new nike's , and starbucks mug.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

DeNami Blog Hop: Cute Chickies

Welcome to the DeNami Blog Hop: CUTE Chickies. You should be arriving from Lisa's Blog.  If not, you can start at the beginning by visiting the DeNami Blog. 

I'm sure anyone would agree that DeNami has SUPER cute chickies!  The hardest part of making this card was choosing what cute chick to use!  

I chose to use the Happy Bird-day Chick stamp.  I love that is all planned out for me, including the sentiment. Stamp, color, Done!  Don't get me wrong, I love the little guys too... but this is the mood I was in when I made it.
Thanks for stopping by... now it's time for you to hop on over to Linda's Blog - Stampin in the suburbs
Stamps: Happy Bird-Day Chicks.
Ink: Versafine Black
Cardstock: PTI Olive, Basic Grey Patterned paper.
Misc: 5/8 Red Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Die Cut Shape, Extra Fine Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Markers.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

DeNami Product Spotlight: Tweety Bird Border

DeNami Product Spotlight: Tweety Bird Border.  It's 10% For one week!
As always, you must visit the DeNami Blog to see the fun creations my fellow DT girls came up with. 

A Little Birdie Told Me.......
..... that this sentiment is perfect with the tweety bird border image.
I stamped the birdy border and then the harlequin border to create a patterned paper. Then I added the word bubble and was able to fit the sentiment inside perfectly.  It is popped up on foam tape, and i just noticed it looks like the birdy is talking out of his bootie.  Whoops! I guess I will have to move the bubble over a bit. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

DeNami Sketch Challenge #11.  I just had to flip it - otherwise it's exact.

Man, I wish I could take better photos...someday I will figure it out! This card is so much prettier in real life.  I embossed the sentiment and  cherry blossom stamp with copper embossing powder. It seemed to coordinate so well with this gorgeous coral ribbon. It's fun to add color with ribbon, this is fairly neutral otherwise.  We are headed to the east coast for Spring Break. I can't wait to see the cherry blossoms blooming!  Hoping this sketch inspires you to grab a DeNami stamp and share your creation with us!  The Design Team girls would love to see you participate with us! PLUS you have a chance to win a gift certificate to DeNami. 

Cardstock: Cream, Kraft,  Chocolate Satin.
Misc: 5/8 Coral Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Chunky Glitter. Copper Embossing Powder, Versamark, heat gun. Crystal Lacquer.