Wednesday, June 25, 2014

DeNami Product Spotlight BLOG HOP: Balloon Trio

DeNami Product Spotlight: Balloon Trio

I love stamps, but sometimes I have TOO many - I can't decide which ones to use! I love versatile stamps and this balloon trio is definitely one of them!  I chose to have the elephant hold them with his trunk to say Happy Birthday to a little guy.  Perfect for a young boy....or change up the colors and it's perfect for a girl.  I added crystal lacquer to the balloons so they look shiny.  I have THOUSANDS of Project Life cards so I used one to stamp the balloons and saying onto.  Maybe someday I will start using them for scrapbooks too! 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

DeNami JUNE Inspired by: Jennifer

June Inspired by.... Jennifer.
Her original card and post can be found on her blog.

Isn't Jennifer's card SUPER fun!? I was inspired by it by using the cute little giraffe stamp and the cloudy sky embossing folder.  I used the embossing folder to make a textured blue sky - nice and soft and perfect for a baby card.  I stamped the giraffe in black and colored in with copics.  I added a cute little congrats stamp too.  Tied a bit of twine around the edge and that was it.  Make sure you visit the DeNami Blog to see the other fun cards the design team made!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

DeNami Product Spotlight: Congratulations Circle

DeNami Product Spotlight: Congratulations Circle

I stamped the congratulations circle in cherry pink impress ink. I stamped the hat from the graduation set into the center.  Colored in with copics. Patterned paper is from a big pack I picked up at Michaels last year. Sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. I'm still trying to get the hang of sequins - I think they should be more spread out now that I look at this card... Oh Well!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

DeNami Blog Hop: Bright Blossoms

You should be arriving here from Greta's Blog.  If not, start at the beginning of the hop by going to the DeNami Blog. 

I used the whimsical wreath stamp as my "Bright Blossom" for the hop.  I always try to use a stamp someone else might not use, so we can showcase LOTS of DeNami stamps!   The summer flower leaves set was stamped in green and colored in with a copic marker. I added some big buttons to the center and twine, that's it. Easy! 
Make sure you leave them both a comment, and one one every stop along the way. You have a chance to win!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

DeNami Product Spotlight: Diploma

Product Spotlight: Diploma

The Diploma stamp is a great one to have on hand. I seem to get a graduation announcement every year. I paired it with the Congratulations stamp.   I kept my card fairly simple because I know most graduates just want the money that is inside.  I know that's an awful assumption!  I tied a bit of twine around the diploma.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

DeNami MAY Inspired by: Tina M

May Inspired by.... Tina M.
You can see her original post and entire card by visiting her blog. 

I kept my color scheme exactly like Tina's. Why mess with something that looks so good!  Black and White with a touch of grey.  I stamped the flower bloom across the white cardstock in black ink.  I colored the flower in with a grey marker and added some extra fine glitter to the center of the flowers. I used black and white gingham paper and twine to add more of the color combo to the card.  It's hard to see but I stamped the solid grass stamp in grey at the base of the flowers. The white cardstock layer was embossed using circle interlock folder. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

DeNami May Blog Hop: Sky's the Limit!

Welcome to the May DeNami Blog Hop:  Sky's the Limit!
I'm first on the hop! If you get lost along the way you can always check the DeNami Blog for the list of participants.

As always, I feel the hardest part of making a card is choosing which stamps to use.  Sky's The Limit works for insects, balloons, birds, rainbows, clouds, hot air balloon, rockets, airplane, helicopter etc... I'm lucky enough to own all of those!  I narrowed it down to this pretty set of butterflies. Fancy Flutters is a cling set, all 5 of these stamps are included. I stamped them each on to cardstock vellum using versamark ink and white embossing powder. 
I layered the butterflies onto some older basics grey 6x6 patterned paper,. and added some PPP sequins
Make sure you leave her a comment, and on every blog you hop to.  You have a chance to win a DeNami gift card.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

DeNami Product Spotlight: Little Fawn

DeNami Product Spotlight: Little Fawn.

I stamped the super cute little fawn stamp three times across the cream cardstock.  Just a note was stamped in a rust SU color.  Solid grass was stamped in green onto green cardstock and cut out.  I added some pretty patterned paper, a button tied on with twine and some fun ribbon. 
Make sure to visit the DeNami Blog and see the other fun cards made with this cute little fawn.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sequin Shaker Blog Hop

Paulina at Pretty Pink Posh is hosting a FUN blog hop -- Sequin Shaker Cards!!
My parents have been in town for almost 3 weeks, so I didn't think I was going to get a chance to participate, we've been busy!  They left this morning, so I squeezed this card in.

Mothers Day is in a few weeks, but it's always a busy week at my house.  My son and I both have birthdays the week of Mothers Day.  This card is for my mom, she likes pink!  I used the spring time mix sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for my shaker card.    The Mom sentiment stamp is from DeNami. 
Hope you are inspired to break out your sequins and make a card! 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

DeNami Product Spotlight Blog Hop: Wavy Stem Trio

DeNami Product Spotlight: Wavy Stem Trio 
Remember, it's 10% for one week only!

The Wavy Stem Trio Stamps is super versatile.  Make sure you visit the DeNami Blog to see all of the ways the design team used it!  I topped my stems with some bright buttons.  Added the Hello Friend saying, perfect for any occasion.  Some pretty patterned paper and a strip of orange cardstock help ground the stems a bit.  Added some twine and corner rounded the top corner.  

Your Next Stop is to visit Emily Keaton.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DeNami April Inspired By....Barb!

Barb made this gorgeous card. You can see the full post HERE.

So, I was challenged in many ways on this card, but I loved every second of it.  I normally don't "tilt" any of my paper, use vellum, tie twine around ribbon, etc. etc.  I love that this card helped me get out of my comfort zone.  It's still way more simple than Barb's original card, but I was inspired in many ways... which is the point.  I used 2 stamps from the whimsical garden set.  The 1st is easy to see, flower stamped onto the white tag.  The other is the dotted circle I stamped on the yellow paper.  You're the best was stamped & embossed in white onto the vellum.  I didn't like how the sentiment didn't show much, so I colored the back of the vellum with a pink copic.  Added some pretty pink posh sequins, twine, and ribbon.  So FUN!  I really wanted to add the doily, but it would have covered up the pretty patterned paper so I left it out.  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

DeNami April Blog Hop: Buttons and Bows

DeNami April Blog Hop: Buttons and Bows!
Two of my favorite things!
You should be arriving here from Rachel's Blog. If not, go to the DeNami Blog.

I was 100% Inspired by this card made by Lynn.  I stumbled across it on Pinterest and I couldn't imagine anything better to do with buttons and bows, so I totally CASED it!  Thanks Lynn for the gorgeous card!
I did my best to change it up a bit and make it my own, just barely.  I found a piece of patterned polka dot paper and embossed it using the Circle Interlock Embossing Folder.  I taped a piece of ribbon flat down the center. I strung buttons onto some twine using a dental floss threader - BEST WAY EVER!  Tied the floss in a knot on the back.  Tied the ribbon in a big bow and used ATG tape to stick it down.  Happy Birthday was stamped in Grey onto the cardstock base.  It was SO easy! 

Your next stop on the hop is LINDA.  Make sure to leave her a sweet comment and one on every step along the way - you have a chance to win a DeNami Gift Certificate.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

DeNami Product Spotlight: Happy Easter

DeNami Product Spotlight for April is the Happy Eater sentiment.
It's a timeless font and can be used for many years to come... plus it's 10% for one week!

I stamped the Happy Easter using 3 different colors of ink onto some scrap grid paper.  I mounted each one on a matching piece of cardstock.  I dug through my Easter stamps and stamped the bunny from the cuddly pals set, sheep, and Easter chickie in black and colored with copics. They are layered onto circles and foam taped up.    Pretty patterned paper made it quick and easy! Have fun making your Easter cards, you only have a few weeks to go! 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Product Spotlight: Cross and Vines

DeNami Product Spotlight: Cross and Vines.

It is a 1 stamp card!!  I wanted the Cross and Vines stamp to really be the focal point of my card.  I bought the patterned paper 12 years ago - I just use it every now and then.  Cross was stamped using Versamark and embossed with gold ep.  I used gamma green glitter on the leaves. Simple and elegant.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DeNami Inspired by Kim

You can see Kim's original card and post here.  It's a fun one! 

I chose to change up the stamps and keep most of the remainder of the card similar.  I used the Hoppy birthday frog stamp.    I added a piece of bakers twine and pink button around the white cardstock.  Yellow dotted paper behind the white cardstock ontop of the chevron card.  I colored the image in with copics and added sequins. Quick and simple!   Make sure to visit the DeNami blog for all of the great cards by the design team.  AND link up your DeNami cards - you may be chosen next for "Inspired By"

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DeNami Product Spotlight: Cuddly Pals Set

DeNami Product Spotlight: Cuddly Pals Set
It's so fun to see how the same stamp set can be used differently by different designers. Visit the DeNami blog for all of the other cards!  PLUS get 10% off of this set for one week only.
I used 3 out of the 4 stamps in The Cuddly Pals set.  I grew up with a mom that is SO not a fan of mice, I just couldn't seem to stamp the cute little guy on my card. Stamped in Black and colored in with copics.  I centered them in a grid pattern onto green patterned paper. A  flower button and PPP sequin in the center.  I layered a doily and a pink piece of "henna"embossed cardstock to the kraft cardstock.  I tied a bow and then adhered the green square. Easy as always! No saying needed, perfect for spring, baby, congrats, anything!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

DeNami March Blog Hop: Fuzzy Friends

Welcome to the March DeNami Blog Hop: Fuzzy Friends.  You should be arriving here from Stacey's Blog. If not, start at the beginning of the hop by going to the DeNami Blog.

I have too many Fuzzy Friends! I had a hard time narrowing it down for this hop! I went with this adorable little giraffe. I stamped it twice onto white cardstock and colored with copics.  I foam taped them onto a pink circle that I stamped the medium dot circle onto. The polka dot base is a card I've had laying around for at least 7 years or so-- time to use it! Congratulations was stamped in Versafine Sepia ink on white cardstock.  I don't know anyone pregnant with twins - but this would be perfect for them!
  Hope you enjoy the remainder of the hop.  Your next stop is to visit my friend Amy's Blog.  She is a major DeNami fan and I am sure she will have something cute and fuzzy for you to see!   Leave her a comment and on every blog you stop at, you have a chance to win a DeNami Gift Certificate!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

DeNami Product Spotlight: Irish Chickies

DeNami Product Spotlight: Irish Chickies.
Make sure to leave a comment on every blog along the hop- you have the chance to win this stamp!

I stamped the Irish Chickies stamp three times across the white cardstock. I colored them in with my copic markers. Happy St. Patricks Day stamped in Versafine Habenero.  It's a small detail but I added the solid shamrock stamped in Versamark onto the green cardstock to add a bit of luck!
I don't normally make St. Patricks Day cards, but these little chicks are pretty cute! 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DeNami February Inspired by.... Stacy


 February Inspired By is this pretty card made by Stacy.  You can see Stacy's original card by visiting her blog. Make sure to share your creations with us.  Visit the Inspired by... portion of the DeNami blog.

I loved Stacey's original card so it was super easy to re-create one for myself. I love purple pansies. I stamped the pansy garland at at angle and colored in with copics. I stamped Happy Birthday in black and then went over it with a marker. Added some layers of lavender & purple cardstock and some pretty sequins.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DeNami Product Spotlight: Solid Rose Accents set

10% off for one week only!

I embossed the leaf image from the set and the elegant oval frame using white powder. Best wishes was stamped in sepia versafine in the center of the frame.  I added some eyelet ribbon behind the frame and layered leaves and one rose on top of the frame.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

DeNami Polka Dots Blog Hop

Welcome to the DeNami Blog Hop -- Polkda Dots!!
Hopefully you are arriving from Barbara's Blog, if not start at the beginning of the hop by visiting the DeNami Blog.   Everyone loves Polka dots... right!?

I really wanted to ink up the new sunflower image, so that is where my not so typical color combo came from.  I added some green leaves and Hello Friend sentiment.  White embossed polka dots are perfect for the theme this month.  Perfect little greeting for a friend. Card measures 4 1/2 sqaure.

Your next stop on the hop is to visit Linda.  I'm sure she has something DOTTY and FUN for you! Make sure to leave her a comment, and every blog along the way.  You have a chance to win a DeNami Gift Certificate!  Have fun hopping.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Product Spotlight: Love Circle

DeNami Product Spotlight: Love Circle. 
This stamp is 10% off for one week!
I stamped the love circle 3 times using Cherry pink impress and punched out with a circle punch.  The chickies were stamped in black, colored, cut out, and foam taped into the center of the circles.  I embossed my white card with the embossing folder.  Old SU patterned paper and pink cardstock layered. Easy!
Chick stamps used- Chickie with heart balloon and heart chickie.

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Be sure to leave a comment on this blog and all of the other ones for your highest chance of winning! 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

DeNami Curtain Call: Love Letter Challenge

DeNami is teaming up with the Curtain Call for the Love Letter Challenge this week.
Play along if you get time, you have a chance to win a DeNami gift certificate.

I went classic red and white with this card. I wanted to use the pretty love flourish stamp. It fit perfectly inside of the whimsical oval frame.  I used a small hole punch to add holes around the frame to make it look more like a doily.  Added lots of red touches with twine, washi tape, and heart background. I also added glitter to the frame and inside of the heart.

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Christmas and New Years are over and now we get to look forward to Valentines Day!
Welcome to the DeNami Valentine blog hop.  You should be arriving from Larissa's Blog.  If not, you can start at the beginning by visiting the DeNami Blog.

I stamped the heart stamp set using versamark and embossed with gold powder.  I cut each heart out and used crystal lacquer to put a sequin in the center of each.  Foam tape behind each of them gives them some dimension.  Happy Valentines Day was also stamped in versamark and embossed in gold. 

 Paulina has this ribbon and sequins in her store if you need some. 
Your next stop on the hop is to visit Deb -  she will have something super FAB and CAS for you! 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

DeNami Summer Garden Sneak Peek!

It's time for you to see the new Summer Garden stamps from DeNami!  There are lots of pretty new designs so make sure you visit Pattie and Lisa to see what they've created. 

I didn't know exactly what to do with the pansy bouquet until I saw this pretty Scroll embossing folder.  It fits perfectly inside.  I embossed a purple and a white piece of cardstock and hand cut the white piece so I could stamp on it.  I added the hang in there sentiment under it and tied twine around the white paper before I adhered it to the purple cardstock. 

I used another embossing folder on this card - the picket fence.   I stamped the small sunflower repeatedly across the white cardfront.  I used a black marker to extend the flower stems so they are varied sizes.  Sending you sunshine is a great sentiment to use -everyone could use some sunshine!

This is my favorite card, but I just couldn't photograph it!  I stamped an image from the Summer Flower Accents Set with Versamark ink onto the Vellum.  I embossed it with white powder and colored with copics on the backside of the vellum.  Wishing you a day filled with Happiness is a new sentiment, and I love it! Sequins, twine, and ribbon finish it off.