Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Safari Animals

Lion and Elephants and Zebras, oh my!

The absolutely adorable Safari Animals stamp set always makes me smile. I still can't decide which of the three -- Lion, Elephant, or Zebra -- is my favorite. Daughter Maddie likes the Zebra the best. After making this card, I kind of want to go on an exotic vacation. The Safari Animals stamp set is the featured product over at the DeNami Design blog this month. You can see lots more super cute ideas by the design team using these happy little stamping friends.

DeNami Design Stamps: D84 Small Solid Bamboo Leaf, F152 Sending You Sunshine, I46 Palm Tree Silhouettes, J91 Medium Palm Tree, TR29 Safari Animals stamp set
Cardstock: Lime, Iridescent Emerald, White, Brown Kraft, Chocolate Brown
Inks: Vintage Sepia Versafine, Lime Versacolor, Fresh Green Versacolor
Tombow Markers: 162 Pale Yellow, 985 Chrome Yellow, 133 Chartreuse, 173 Willow Green, N95 Light Grey, 491 Glacier Blue

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Daisy Card

We have been loving the sunshine here in Western Washington the past few days! Signs of spring around our house include the kids getting to play outside more often, breaking out the capri's and sandals, and the hubby mowing the lawn again! My four-year-old Maddie has been sportin' her princess sunglasses, and baby Jolee is no longer forced to wear fleecy jammies at night. Bright days call for bright spring cards, and here is a great card to show how we're all feeling over here!

DeNami Design stamps: J77 Large Daisy Blossom, N66 Butterfly Border, PF05 Rosevine Flowers stamp set
Cardstock: Magenta, Iridescent Aquamarine, Lime, White
Inks: Lime Versacolor, Vintage Sepia Versafine, Pearlescent Jade Brilliance
Other supplies: 3/8" width Hot Pink grosgrain ribbon, Lime Boutique Buttons, Magenta glitter

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Party On! Embellish Party Color Challenge

Hi all! What a rich and elegant color scheme for this Embellish Color Challenge (sponsored by who else? DeNami Design!). If you visit the DeNami blog right now, you'll see a trend on the cards submitted by our design team for this challenge. Though completely not intentional, Paulina, Laurie, and I all used similar stamps for this color challenge! We laughed when they all got turned in. Apparently, we were channeling each other subconsciously! Just another way to show the great taste of the DeNami Design team (of course, I'm just saying that because clearly they agree with my design sensibilities!) 

We've all been sick at our house this week, one at a time. With two little ones under five, our household pretty much comes to a screeching halt during illness. It's a miracle I got any stamping done, let alone housework (you can see where my priorities lie!). Maddie is the last one to succumb, so I am giving her lots of love and comfort right now. It's one of the less fun parts of mommyhood, but can also be one of the more fulfilling.

These classic colors are right up my alley, and I absolutely love the Ruby Red glitter. It reminds of Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. Oh, and the shiny red button. It's like candy and jewelry all in one.

Cardstocks: Brown Kraft, Black, White, Red
Inks: Onyx Black Versafine, Toffee Versafine, Crimson Red Versafine


Hope you are all healthy and have occasions to celebrate! God bless you!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lollipops and Buttons

I dare you not to sing the "Lollipop, Lollipop" song after stamping with DeNami Design's lollipop stamp (part of a set of three candy-themed stamps). I originally pulled this stamp out for 4-year-old Maddie (avid lover of real lollipops) to use during one of our Mommy & Me moments. While she was busy coloring, I was busy playing around with my new favorite accessory: buttons! They're like stamp candy! (Maddie is also a HUGE fan. Her eyes get big and she says a breathless "ooooh" whenever I pull them out.)
These are quick and easy cards but it was fun to use bright, yummy colors while I stamped with my little helper.
Stamps: A93 Teeny Dot, G128 Life's A DelightN119 Dot Border, N128 Three Line Border, TR14 Candies
PC21 White Cards, PC35 Magenta Cards, PC38 Emerald Iridescent lightweight Cards
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Sea Breeze Versamagic, Pearlescent Lime Brilliance, Pearlescent Orchid Brilliance
Extra Fine Glitter
Sheer 1/4" Magenta ribbon
Bubblegum Boutique Buttons
3-inch Scallop Oval Punch

Stamps: A88 Mini Polka Dot, G128 Life's A Delight, M67 Large Dot Circle Frame, TR14 Candies
Cardstocks: PC21 White Cards, PC35 Magenta Cards, PC36 Golden Tangerine Cards
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Pearlescent Purple Brilliance, Pearlescent Orchid Brilliance
Mango Magic Versamagic,
Extra Fine Glitter
Sheer 1/4" White ribbon
Bubblegum Boutique Buttons
1½-inch Scallop Circle Punch
3-inch Scallop Circle Punch
Boutique Buttons (pink, orange, purple)