Wednesday, November 27, 2013

DeNami Design Product Spotlight, Leafy Squares

Hi friends! I hope that you are having a good week so far. Just one more day until our American Thanksgiving. Are you ready yet? I can't wait to eat some yummy food ALL DAY!
Now onto my post...Today is product spotlight over at DeNami Design. The design team is showcasing Leafy Squares by having a DeNami blog hop. You should've arrived at my blog from Lisa Petrella's blog. If you visit each design team members blog and leave a comment along the way, you will be eligible to win this stamp! You can also add this fabulous stamp to your shopping cart and save 10%, one week only. 

For my card, I chose to ink up the smaller leafy square image of the set in various colors. I drew a few intersecting lines and then stamped the image clockwise. I eye balled it, so it's not perfect, but I am happy with the result. I wasn't sure what the result may be when I started. I think the outline of the image looks very similar to the Star of David. My sentiment is from Heartfelt Greetings stamp set. I punched it out with my 1 inch circle punch.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to be eligible to win!

Wendy is your next stop!

Deb <------that's me

Friday, November 22, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays, Create with 8

Hi friends! I hope you have had a good week.  Today I have a card to share with you for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge. The challenge is to create a clean and simple project using 8 of something: sequins, colors, name it, but it has to be 8.

 Our fabulous sponsor this week is SimonSaysStamp. The winner of this challenge with earn a $25 gift vertificate.

When I first saw this challenge, I knew immediately that I wanted to ink up CAS-ual Fridays 8 Happy Nights. I have several Jewish family members on my mother's side, so I have started to make some Hannukah cards along with Christmas cards. I inked up the star of David 8 times along the left border. The notebook die is from PTI and if you look closely you can see that I used my PTI Linen/canvas impression plate. The rest of the stamping is from same CAS-ual Fridays Stamps stamp set. 

Well, that's all for me. Today I have the day off from work, yay! I always have good intentions to work on some projects in my craft room. Fingers crossed that I make it in there. Have a great weekend! You have until noon on Thursday to link up and play along. I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, November 15, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays meets Curtain Call

TGIF! Are you guys looking forward to the weekend like me? I need some R&R for sure. Whew!
So last challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays was pretty amazing with all of the entries. This week, CAS-ual Fridays is joining up with Curtain Call for a 1 week challenge.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. The winner of this challenge will earn a stamp set of their choice.

For my card, I used some old and new CFS. I inked up the presents from Merry Kiss-mas and paper pieced them. The sentiment is from the new set Christmas Carols. I added some red and green cardstock. I ran the green cardstock through my cuttlebug with my Diagonal Stripe embossing folder that DeNami now carries. The finishing touch to my card was adding some Gold glitter to the center of the presents using my Quickie glue pen.

Well, that's all for me today. You have until noon on Thursday to link up and play. I can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

DeNami Design, Product Spotlight Turkey

Sorry for the delay in this post. I didn't realize that I never hit publish. Thanks for bearing with me.

Hi friends! It's Product Spotlight time over at the DeNami Design blog. Today the design team is showcasing Turkey. This image is so cute and fun to use. You can head on over to the blog to see what the rest of the design team has created. And you can add this stamp to your cart and save 10%, one week only.

For my card, I used some white cardstock. I ran it through my cuttlebug using my Thin lines embossing folder.  I used an old sketch previous DT member, Laurie, over at Retro Sketches. I wish I had more time to participate with current challenges, but that doesn't mean I can't use them when the deadlines are passed. I love a good sketch. Anywho, I used Stitched border along the angles of my trimmed cardstock. Then I inked up Give Thanks Circle and Turkey which I colored in with my copics. My daughter had a blast using this stamp for the recent Touch of Twine blog hop. I think this CAS card really allows this stamp to make a statement.

That is all for me today. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

DeNami Design A Touch of Twine blog hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to the DeNami Design, Touch of Twine blog hop. I hope you have been inspired along the way. You should've arrive here from Stacy's blog. I always love to see what she creates. If you get lost along the hop, head back to the DeNami blog for a full list of participants. 

At my blog, you will find two participants. The first participant is my daughter, Leah. She inked up Solid Leaves (cling) in various colors. Then she inked up Turkey several times and colored them in with my copics. I must say that she colors within the lines pretty well for a 6 year old. We all know that copics can bleed very easily, so it's not an easy task at any age. She used some Chocolate brown and white twine from my Autumn twine pack. Tying a perfect bow at the age of 6 is nearly impossible, so I helped her with that aspect of her card. She did assist me using her little fingers to hold down the knot as I tied the bow.

Here is what she had to say about her card.
"The turkeys, I put them in a row because I didn't want to put them on the twine. The leaves, I put them at the top because I didn't want to put them in the middle because that's where I was going to put the turkeys. The leaves, I wanted to do Fall colors." Ah, I love that precious little girl of mine!

So next up along the hop is me!
For the blog hop, I wanted to do something that wasn't quite traditional using twine. So I used my Silhouette and this Lori Whitlock cut file to create my little notecard. The back of the envelope looks like a traditional twine closure. Here is the back of my envelope, featuring some red/white twine from my Classic twine pack.
I made the front of the envelope identical to the little notecard using Solid Rose Accents. I fussy cut my stamped images and layered them using my Quickie glue pen. I stamped A Little Message for You using Rich Cocoa Memento ink.
Your next stop along the hop is Greta. Her cards always have such an elegant feel to them. I can't wait to see what she has created. 
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 November 11, 2013 11:59pm PST to comment and be eligible.
Happy hopping!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash with DeNami Design

It's me again! I am back with my second post today to share another DeNami creation. This time I am playing along with 10 Minute Craft Dash over at Pretty Pink Posh. The challenge is to create a project in less than 10 minutes, featuring buttons. You are able to have your supplies out and ready, but you must complete your project in 10 minutes or less.

The fabulous sponsor of this week's challenge is DeNami Design. The winner will earn a $20 gift certificate.

This challenge always pushes me out of my comfort zone. Yay!!! Once I had all of my supplies out on my table, I decided that I would make a tag. I inked up Elegant Holly and fussy cut the leaves. Then I added some score tape to the bottom of the tag. I stamped my sentiment from Christmas Greetings stamp set and then sprinkled some Ruby Red glitter over the score tape. Let me just say that this glitter just rocks!!! I can confirm that you will be seeing this on some future projects. I adhered the leaves with my ATG and then I added a Ruby Red boutique button using some glossy accents.

To finish of my tag, I added some ribbon and twine. This project took me 8 min and 45 sec to complete. Now, if I had my fabric scissors and ribbon handy, this would have taken me much less time. Nonetheless, I finished my tag in under 10 minutes. Yay for me!
Now it's your turn to play along. Just link up over at Pretty Pink Posh to play along!

DeNami Pin-spired

 Hello my friends! I hope you are having an awesome week so far. Today, a couple of the DT gals and I are sharing projects that we created for this installment of DeNami pin-spired.
I love the soft, neutral Fall colors in the photo. I used some patterned paper from my stash as well as some colored cardstock that I embossed using Wire fence and Circle. I added a bit of ribbon and a medallion I had made out of book print from a previous project. I love it when I make things in excess. It can go a long way! I topped the medallion with Double Circle and You're the Best.

Well, that's all for now. I will have a second post for you...momentarily. Ha!

 Make sure you stop by the DeNami blog to see what the rest of the girls have created!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Happy Birthday Tracey!

So by the title of this post, you may have figured out that today is Tracey McNeely's birthday!!!
Happy Birthday, Tracey!!!
Tracey was one of my first bloggy friends and I am thrilled to be joining in her birthday celebration today. This party is headed up by Joyce over at Cards-by-the-Sea. We are having a linky party blog hop. And since I am an East coast gal, I will be a bit late in linking up with the party unless I happen to wake up at 3am. Ha!

For Tracey's card, I inked up CAS-ual Fridays Woot- Woot. The stripes are from this digital paper pack. I just love the array of rainbow inspired prints from this kit. It is so cheerful, just like Tracey!
Thanks for being so sweet Tracey!
Be sure to stop by Tracey's blog to wish her a happy birthday!

Friday, November 1, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays, Embossing

Hi friends! I hope you all had a safe and fun night of trick or treating. My little ones had a blast. I will have to share pictures on the blog soon. For now, I have a card to share with your for the next CAS-ual Fridays challenge. The challenge is to create a clean and simple project using embossing: heat or dry. This challenge will run for 2 weeks.

The sponsor of this challenge is Ellen Hutson. The winner will earn a $25 gift certificate.

For my project, I used Interlock Circle embossing folder that DeNami Design has now started carrying. They have a huge assortment of folders to choose from. For my cardbase, I used some Soft Stone cardstock from PTI. I consider it my other "white" cardstock. It is so soft and pretty. I used PTI's Tag sale #5 to stamp my sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Beanstalks and trimmed off the top. This is of the many elegant stamp sets that CAS-ual Fridays Stamps carries.

That is all for me today. I hope you find some time to create. You have until noon on Wednesday, November 13th to play along. Have a great weekend!