Sunday, January 12, 2014

DeNami Design Valentine blog hop

Hi friends! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. We had a wonderful time yesterday visiting with Mickey and his friends at the Magic Kingdom. So glad you have stopped by today for the DeNami Design Valentine blog hop. I hope you have been inspired along the way. I am pretty sure there will be lots of pink and red. I just love creating for this holiday. Anyway, you should've arrive here from the awesome Tenia's blog.  I love her funky style. If you get lost along the hop, head back to the DeNami blog for a full list of participants. 


I think the moment you see my card, you know that I was inspired by the fabulous Paulina. When I saw this shaker card tutorial, I knew that this technique was something that I had to try. And when I placed my first Pretty Pink Posh order, I knew that I was going to purchase some sequins to make it happen.

To make my card, I followed her technique exactly. I added a diecut heart to the inside which I had stamped Decorative Love.  The inside is filled with a few more die cut red hearts and some raspberry, pink peony and sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I embellished the circle by adding some hearts from my Petite Fours Heart Stamp set. I love this polka dot heart that I am pretty sure you are going to be seeing more of it on the blog.

 
Next up along the hop is my precious daughter, Leah. Of course I don't need to tell you how much I love that girl. I especially love to watch her craft.
 
 
For Christmas, she received a few DeNami supplies that she can consider hers and that I have to ask if I can borrow. She received some stamps, washi tape and twine. As you can tell by her card, the Pink Polka Dot washi tape made it's way onto this creation. When I told her about the Valentine blog hop, she told me that she was going to use Sand Castle because of the heart. And then, of course, every castle has a Fairy Princess Chickie with magical powers. And this princess' magical powers...why love, of course! She loves Mini heart and she stamped it several times and colored them in dark pink. She practiced coloring in these small hearts on some scratch paper first. She is really getting the hang of holding the copic maker at the right angle and the right pressured to color these small images. She did not even color outside the lines on a few of those hearts and I honestly couldn't believe how well she did. She also placed her washi tape border all by herself and trimmed up the sides with scissors. Lastly she stamped Love You Forver for her sentiment.
 
 
Well, that is all from us. Your next stop along the hop is the wonderful Tina. If you have visited her blog recently, you will have noticed that she is already in full swing creating some fabulous DeNami inspired Valentine cards. I can't wait to see what she has for us today.
 
Don't forget about the THREE gift certificates that will be given away! One gift certificate will go to a random participant and TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop! You have until January 13, 2014 11:59pm PST to comment and be eligible.
 
Happy hopping!

50 comments:

  1. These are both super sweet!!! What a great crafting duo you two are!

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  2. Deb, I am totally smitten with your card! Love your design and layout! Fun little shaker card for sure!

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  3. Leah, I love the washi border you made with your new supplies! Your Fairy Princess Chickie is the perfect addition to the castle! Love your design sweet girl!

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  4. Oh my goodness, I love your shaker card so much!!! Leah's card is precious, too!!! Such a talented family!

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  5. Leah, I had so much fun watching you create your card for the hop. I love your washi tape border and your little castle and chickie! So proud of the way you colored in your hearts. I love you!

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  6. Deb, this card is gorgeous. I love every last detail...the shaker looks amazing! And Leah...wow! Your card is beautiful. I especially love how well you colored!

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  7. Beautiful card Deb! The sequin mix is perfect and I love how you still kept it CAS. Awesome!

    Leah, I love your card! I never know how to use washi tape even though I have a lot in my stash ;) You've given me some ideas! Thank you for sharing your awesome design!

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  8. WOW!! LOVING your SWEET Cards!! That shaker Card is just AMAZING!! LOVE it!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  9. AMAZING Card by Leah too!! =) Such a GREAT Design and use of Washi!! I think she's going to be Pretty Famous so day!! =) THANKS for sharing and keep up the AWESOME Work!! =)

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  10. Deb I love creating for this holiday as well, and your shaker card is over the top! I really like the simple color scheme.

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  11. Love the shaker card! The chickie princess is so cure!

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  12. Leah your washi tape border caught my eye immediately. I love the use of two different colors. Good idea. And of course a magical princess has the power of love! Amazing job coloring, and really great execution of your card. You are a stamping star!

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  13. Your shaker card is so adorable and well done and I feel the love coming from it!!!! Great work, Deb!

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  14. Hello Leah! I think your choices of stamps are fantastic and you did a great job making the washi border. I love your card!

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  15. Deb, I have to say that your card is absolutely stunning! I love the sharpness and how clean and bright it is...then a shaker to boot...WONDERFUL!

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  16. Leah, I just LOVE how you used that cute polka dot Washi tape as a border for you card. I also LOVE your choice of stamps...what says love more that a pretty little fairy chickie princess with special LOVE powers in her castle with all those pretty hearts? You also did a wonderful job coloring those tiny hearts...that's very hard to do, great job Sweetie! :)

    PS: I love your new watermark on your picture ;)

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  17. Deb fabulous cards by both you and Leah, she just keeps getting better! Happy New Year my friend!

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  18. Wow--TWO greats cards for the price of one stop-on-the-hop. Leah has some real talent! Love the scene you created. And Deb's shaker card is interactive fun and sweetness. Going to check the rest of the DeNami love...

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  19. Both cards are great ! I like your use of the sequins on the first.

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  20. Fun cards and the shaker box
    is a great addition to your card.
    Carla from Utah

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  21. Two very nice works of art! Deb yours is very sweet and the white just really pops your hearts! Leah, great job on your card and use of washi tape. I love the castle and all those hearts!

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  22. Wow, Deb, both of your cards are fantastic! I haven't done a shaker card yet, but yours is even more inspiration for me to try it. (Paulina's were, too!)

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  23. Deb, your shaker card is fantastic; you're inspiring me to give this technique a try. And Leah: I LOVE x LOVE your magical chickie princess, standing next to her stunning castle, and waving her wand to bring love to the world. What an amazing card-maker you are! Fabulous!!
    c

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  24. Can't beat Disneyland--long time since I was there. Your card is absolutely fabulous, Deb! I've only made 1 shaker, but you've inspired me to try again! Leah is really upping the anty--what a great crafter!

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  25. Deb and Leah, both of you created delightful Valentine cards for this hop!! I love Deb's pretty window and Leah's pretty princess castle. :D

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  26. Fabulous shaker card Deb, its awesome! Leah you did a great job choosing the sand castle to use, very original - and you did great coloring and adding the washi!

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  27. Another idea and new technique for me to look into - shaker cards. Wonderful cards thanks for sharing.

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  28. Fabulous shaker card Deb, love, love Leah's fairy princess too!!

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  29. So cute with the castle on your card!

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  30. Fabulous projects. Love the shaker card.

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  31. Love both cards. Deb, the white on white (on white on white) is just fabulous! I just love all that white layering. And Leah . . . what a perfect border you've created with the washi tape. Your castle is just perfect.

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  32. Your shaker card is very cool. I've never tried that before but think I may have to. Leah's card is darling. It's great she has her own stamps and tape. She used her tape so well and that she thought to use the castle because of the hearts is very smart. Love the princess!

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  33. Both cards are adorable. Your daughter clearly gets her talent from you.

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  34. AWK! That little princess chickie is the sweetest thing!

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  35. I love both of these cards! Impressive!

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  36. Deb I adore your shaker card!! I can't believe I keep forgetting to get the polka dot heart, it's so cute!

    Leah your princess chickie and her Valentine castle are very pretty! I like polka dots, so your pink Washi Tape makes me happy!!

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  37. Very cute shaker card and I like Leah's use of washi tape.

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  38. Love your shaker card! Please tell Leah her card is really beautiful...she did an amazing job stamping, and I love how she placed the washi tape!
    Thank you so much for a chance to win!

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  39. Love the shaker card - lovely colors.
    isoscia@aol.com

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  40. I really like both cards, hard to choose my favorite!

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  41. Wow, two very creative ladies in your household. Beautiful cards and fun ideas using sequins, washi tape and cute stamps. I like that you can share supplies. :)

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  42. Deb, your card is simply gorgeous! Gorgeous!!!!

    And Leah, you make me so proud. I adore your card. You are quite the little card maker!

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  43. Deb, your shaker card is totally ADORABLE!!! I haven't tried that technique yet, but have been wanting to! Thanks for inspiring me! (Oh...and you've probably inspired me to place an order with PPP too....hehehe!) And look at Leah's SUPER CUTE creation!! She did a fantastic job! Love all of the details she included!! CUTENESS!

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