Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DeNami Sketch Challenge #13

Another Challenge to get me busy.  Love this cooler weather so I don't mind being upstairs in my stamping room!  This is a lovely sketch by Kanani, who has inspired me a lot!

Thought I'd play with one of my favorite DeNami backgrounds...

I just love these elegant swirls and flowers!  Polka dot embossed pink layer over a light green cardstock.  And as every good stamper knows, you don't throw anything away so the torn off corner was placed inside...

Added a few bigger flowers and glitter.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Yellows and Oranges, oh my!

I don't usually like these colors, but I found this paper at a store earlier this spring and just had to do something with it!  My husband thought this should have been in the Bright, Bold and Beautiful Blog Hop, but I went back with my original card.

I loved the new pansy punch I had found so had to use it, even if it doesn't quite match these beautiful blossom flowers.  The ribboned panel opens to the right and then you finish opening the card to the left....

I was happy with how this turned out, even if it isn't my favorite colors!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bright, Bold & Beautiful!

I am so excited to be included in my first-time-ever Blog Hop!  I have been having so much fun hopping along with all of you, I thought it was time I joined in the, let's go!  If you're following along you should have come from Tammy Hobbs.

The card I made brought out one of my favorite DeNami stamps, the decorative crest, which makes a very bold impression when stamped in a Calypso multicolored ink pad!

I found the border punch a few weeks ago and thought of this stamp right away--so I just had to put the two together.  Then last week I found the cute saying from Memory Box that fit the Blog Hop title, so had to add that too!  The inside is stamped with the same stamp in VersaMark for a great background and small note card to open with the message.

I know you've seen a lot of ideas, but don't forget to add your comment before you go because they are giving away TWO $20 gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop! You have until August 13, 2012, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

Next you'll be hopping off to Ardyth Percy-Robb.  And if for any reason you feel lost along the way, just head on back to the DeNami Blog for the complete list.  Enjoy!  And thanks for hopping!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

DeNami Addict Challenge #3

Our cooler weather has enabled me to play upstairs a lot more and lately I just seem to be having so much fun with color!  When I started this card I didn't really know what I was going to do with it.  You know when you're looking for card stock and you stumble upon some old embossed card stock you forgot you even had--it just cries out to be used!  By the time I finished I realized it would fit right in with DeNami Addict Challenge #3 !

(It's hard to see, but the embossed card stock is a plaid design with an open square in the center.)

I'm just loving how the new stamps fit in with my other DeNami stamps!  This is a big learning experience just doing the blog and taking part in the wonderful challenges I've always seen!  Thanks for stopping by and seeing my work!