Friday, January 27, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays: Sketch

.... get comfy, rest and get better .....  a lockhart stamp. 
Such a perfect saying for this DeNami Mimi stamp.  The DeNami website is currently down, but I will update with the link ASAP.  I'm still using my old stash of SU patterned paper, I will NEVER use it all.  I think it's time to purge.... again!!  Can you see the sparkly bubbles?  I used crystal lacquer for adhesive and sprinkled extra fine glitter on top.  Happy Friday - hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

DeNami Product Spotlight: Love Script

DeNami Product Spotlight: Love Script.  This stamp is 10% for one week... yippee!! 

I wanted the pretty LOVE script sentiment to be the focal point of the card.... so I made it into an arrow like a cupid's arrow.  Can you see it?  I hand cut the pink heart and stamped it with versarmark and embossed with white powder.  Super simple, but hopefully you like it.  

Cardstock: White, Black, Petal Pink
Misc: Versamark, Versafine Black, White Embossing Powder, Heatgun, black fine tip pen.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Another CAS-ual Friday Card

This is another card for CAS-ual Fridays #36 Penguin Suit Challenge.  Black & White ONLY. I had so much fun with the 1st card, I made a 2nd.  

This time I pulled out some Wilson Design Stamps.  I used the Simply Silhouettes for the focal image and the circle design from Everything's Owlright for the background design.  Super CAS. I added some 5/8 Black grosgrain ribbon pleated it a few times to give my card some dimension. 

CFC #36 Penguin Suit turned Elegant

Super fun CAS-ual Fridays #36 Penguin Suit Challenge.  Black & White ONLY. 

I've loved this Filigree DeNami stamp for a few years now, and it's still one of my favorites. I used Versamark ink and white embossing powder to create the striking white images against the black cardstock.  I added some white grosgrain ribbon and a little extra fine glitter to the center of the hearts.  I just might give this to my hubby for Valentines Day.  I'm going to go hide it now. 

Black & White Cardstock, 5/8 White Grosgrain Ribbon, White EP, Extra Fine Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen.

Friday, January 20, 2012

DeNami Puppy Pillow Treat Box

Happy Friday!  Head on over to the DeNami Blog and see step by step directions on how to make this Puppy Pillow Treat. Super easy ribbon technique that I've used several times before on my cards Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used: Score board, Small Pillow Box Template, Versafine Satin Red, Versafine Onyx Black, Red 5/8 Grosgrain ribbon, Puppy love Circle, Hearts stamp set, teeny heart & mini heart. ATG Tape gun, foam tape, Spellbinders Circle Die, Markers, Tape, Big Shot.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

DeNami Product Spotlight: Small Heart Outline

Yippee -- one of my favorite posts we do for the DeNami Blog.  Product Spotlight: Small Heart Outline.  As always, it's 10% off for a week, but ALL of the Valentines Stamps are 15% off, so snag up a few!

I love Valentines Day, but I know not everyone makes Valentines cards... so I thought I would use the small heart outline stamp to make a Happy Anniversary card.  I used a Versamark ink pad and stamped the heart onto several colors of cardstock... cut them out and foam taped them onto a white card.  I added some small buttons and the Happy Anniversary sentiment.  
Thanks for stopping by, hoping your 2012 is off to a fabulous beginning!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Valentine Chipboard

I've admitted I am a paper hoarder... but thanks to this challenge.... now I must admit I am a chipboard hoarder.  Seriously - What am I saving it for?
The DeNami Valentine Blog Hop was so fun... I saw this stamp used several times, so I decided it was perfect for the inside of the chipboard frame. I used some "old" SU patterned paper that seemed to match the frame perfectly.  I added some Extra fine glitter with a quickie glue pen, and some rhinestones.

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #113

The Play Date Cafe #113. Juniper -Mint -Vanilla.  

Totally a challenge, I just wasn't felling the pastel colors today.  They do remind me of the sea, so I went with a new DeNami Palm Tree stamp that I picked up at the stamp show in October.  Just now getting a chance to use it. I live in Vegas, I must own a Palm Tree stamp.... right?
Anyone make any New Years Resolutions?  Mine is "Simplify".  So far its going well.  Simplify the amount of money I spend on clothes/crafts.  Say "yes" less often -- I tend to OVER volunteer, especially at my kids school.  I'm also simplifying my cupboards, closets, etc.  It's been fun and rewarding... lots more to do though.  

DeNami Theme Challenge: ANYTHING GOES

Sometimes it is fun to be challenged, other times it's just nice to create what you want... today is that day!  You can participate in the DeNami Theme Challenge: Anything Goes! Just make sure to use a DeNami stamp and link up your creations to the DeNami Blog.

I just got this gorgeous new Pink Ink pad from DeNami, so I "had" to use it on my card.  I also picked up this new stamp when I was at the Vegas Stamp Show a few months back, it was time to give it a try. I stamped the large bamboo leaf in the Pixie Dust pink color, added the sentiment and then went back and used a quickie glue pen to add some Extra fine glitter.  I planned on putting a big black bow on the top, but it covered up too much of the pretty pink stamping, so I left in off.  Hope it isn't too boring, it is SO pretty in person with all of the glitter on it.

The Young Crafters Unite Challenge is Clean and Simple --- so this card works perfectly for it. 


Sunday, January 8, 2012

DeNami Blog Hop:Valentines

Welcome to the 1st blog hop of 2012!  The DeNami blog is full of pretty pink and ideas for your loved ones!! Enjoy the hop --- I'm sure you will be impressed!  Make sure to leave a comment on every blog --- you have a chance to win a DeNami Gift Certificate!

You should be arriving here from Tina's Blog.  If not you can start at the beginning by visiting the DeNami Blog.
I needed some more Valentines Decor for my house.  I thought this theme would be the perfect way to make something.  I found this black square frame in my stash.  The white and red matting was already there, so perfect!!! I just stamped and layering a bunch of DeNami hearts onto twine and then added  the photo and love sentiment.  Easy, cute, and DONE.  That last part is the important thing, I always have great plans and time slips away before I can complete it!

Your next stop on the hop  is the LAST stop... WENDY.

Cardstock: Red, White, Black. Vellum for sentiment.