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!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Who doesn't love a good treat?  Ice-Cream, Chocolates, Cupcakes OH MY!
Such a fun blog hop theme... you should be hopping from Shirley's Blog, if can start at the beginning by visiting the DeNami Blog.  Make sure you leave a comment on EVERY have a chance to win a $20 DeNami Gift Certificate.

I made a lil treat card that measures 4 1/4 by 4 1/4.  I used the cupcake tower as my focal point inside the scallop oval. I had fun creating a stamped background with smaller stamps.  Color, add a few punched out ovals, ribbon, glitter, done!

Your next stop along the hop is to visit JENNIFER.

Stamps: Cupcake Tower, mini cupcake, Scallop Oval, Steam Curl, Leaf Accents Set. 
Ink: Versafine Black, Versafine Deep Lagoon, Cherry Pink Impress. 
Cardstock: White, Magenta, Amethyst
Misc: Robin Egg 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, Marvy Oval punches, Extra Fine Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Tombow Markers.

Monday, September 5, 2011

DeNami Theme Challenge: ANIMALS

DeNami Theme Challenge is ANIMALS this month.  They have a HUGE selection of fun images to choose from.  Make sure you visit the DeNami Blog to see the other cards created by the DT. Grab atleast 1 denami stamp... and include an animal --- join us for this FUN challenge. Link your project up on the DeNami Blog so we can see it!!

My hardest part about this challenge was choosing what stamps to use.  I am SO lucky to own a variety of Cute DeNami stamps.  I wanted to use one that I normally wouldn't grab. I chose the Polka Dot Elephant.  I don't know anyone having a baby... but it just seemed perfect to make a baby card with it.
Stamps: Polka Dot Elephant,  mini heart, Congrats from Thoughtful Greetings set.
Ink: Versafine Sepia, Aloe Vera,  Pearlescent Orchid.
Cardstock: White, Kraft, Chocolate Brown
Misc: Rhinestones, Buttons 5/8 Pink Ribbon.