Friday, August 20, 2010

DeNami Blog Birthday Challenge

Hi everyone! Happy birthday to you, whenever that special day is! The new challenge at the DeNami Blog is all about birthdays, which is super fun because I LOVE getting my friends and family birthday presents, or taking them out for their birthday, or doing something special for them. You can never have too many birthday cards, right?

This card is pretty versatile and could work for a number of different occasions by simply changing the word stamp (DeNami offers a lot of great circle word stamps) or customize by changing the color scheme. This is one of my favorite go-to card layouts for that very reason.

It's hard to see in the image but I used a hot pink rhinestone for the cherry on top of the stamped cupcake. Yum!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Birthday Wishes Cupcake Card Supplies
Cardstock: White, Magenta, Emerald, Strawberry Freeze
other paper: iridescent light green paper
Ink pads: Pearlescent Orchid and Lime Brilliance, Cherry Pink Impress, Vintage Sepia Versafine
Markers: Lime, pink, magenta
Punches: 2", 2½", and 3" Scallop Circles

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

DeNami August Featured Product - Apple Basket

Hi everyone!

Did you have as much fun as I did doing the DeNami Polka Dot Blog Hop? (Is it just me, or does that sound a little like a 1950's high school dance?) I LOVED "hopping" from blog to blog, seeing all the cute polka-dot cards and reading ALL the sweet comments! Congratulations to the winners; I am looking forward to the next hop in September!

There's always something cool and new at the DeNami Blog, and right on the heels of the blog hop is this month's featured product (and one of my personal favorites): the Apple Basket! This super cute stamp was one of the first stamps I used in the new collection and I had a hard time putting it down. So it wasn't much of a challenge to convince me to pick it back up for this month's featured product. I love coloring and glittering the apples soooo much!

I was very inspired by (read: "totally copied") Paulina's genius glitter technique using the Three Line Border in a criss-cross pattern to create your own sparkling plaid background. Stamp it, glitter with your glue pen and Sparklets glitter, and voila! So pretty. I used our rich Bronze Sparklets Glitter for the background. The easy-to-use Polka Dot Background is another go-to stamp for a cute and quick background. I used the Citrone Sparklets Glitter on the yellow and green apples, and the Magenta Sparklets Glitter on the red apples.

Hope you enjoy the card, the stamp, and all the other ideas by our fabulous design team at the DeNami blog!

P.S. For more ideas using this yummy stamp, go here!


Apple Basket Card Supplies

DeNami Design stamps: Apple Basket, Three Line Border, Polka Dot Background
Cardstocks: Leaf Green, Chocolate Brown, Brown Kraft, Red, White
Vintage Sepia Versafine ink pad
Red grosgrain ribbon
Quickie Glue Pen
Sparklets Glitters: Citrone, Magenta, Bronze
3" Oval Scallop punch, scallop border punch, and 1/8 hole punch
Markers: light yellow, golden yellow, lime green, grass green, leaf green, red

Sunday, August 15, 2010

DeNami Design Polka Dot Blog Hop!

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the first ever DeNami Design Blog Hop! Our super fun Polka Dot Blog Hop kicks off today, and I hope you all get to visit all the blogs on the hop! And be sure to leave a comment on every blog, because there are THREE HIDDEN GIVEAWAYS somewhere in the blog hop!! To inspire you further, check out this polka dot card (and all the other beautiful cards in the blog hop!)

NEXT STOP: Special Guest Sarah Martina Parker!!

Have fun "hopping!"


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

DeNami Product Challenge - Sparkling Pears Card

Hi Everyone! 

The new DeNami stamps have been out for about a month now, so I hope everyone has been able to browse the new collection. When I first got to try out all the new stamps, this sweet pear stamp was the FIRST one I reached for. I love fruit-themed stamps and papers, and this pear is a perfect size and shape for so many cute card designs. (For more cards with this beautiful stamp, go here or here or here.) I could have colored and glittered these pears all day, and I just love using the Citrone Sparklets Glitter with these pears now. I'm not usually into yellow, but these golden pears are just perfect.

Hope you all are having a "sweet" summer!


Sparkling Pears Card Supplies
DeNami Design stamps: Small Pear, Three Line Border, Polka Dot Background
Cardstocks: White, Lime, Chocolate Brown
Inks: Vintage Sepia Versafine, Lime Versacolor
Marigold ribbon
Lime Boutique Buttons
Markers: Lime, Yellow, Golden Orange
Quickie Glue Pen, Citrone Glitter
Punches: 1-1/8" Circle and 1½" Scallop Circle Punch