Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DeNami Design Product Spotlight, Cross and Vines

Today is product spotlight over at DeNami Design. The design team is showcasing Cross and Vines 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 used a roll of post it note to mask off the areas and create my 1 inch stripes of ink. I used a sponge and simply rubbed it onto my dye ink pad and then into the area on the cardfront. I inked up Cross and Vines in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and colored it in with copics. I trimmed it out and attached it with foam adhesive. I also inked up He is Risen and ran it through my cuttlebug with my circle nestability.

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, March 21, 2014

Go Team, Go Gators!

Hello friends! I hope you all have had a fabulous week. I am popping in today to share a quick card that I created using some DeNami Design products.
I created this card in honor of my beloved Florida Gators. If any of you follow basketball or are keeping up with the March Madness craziness, then you will know that the Florida Gators ended their regular season ranked #1 and are the top seed for the tournament. My hubby and I had the opportunity to watch them play against Albany last night. Although they didn't play well, they still won 67-55. Whew!
For my card I used a navy blue cardbase. I used only two stamps: All Star chickies and All Star greetings. I added a twine bow to finish off the card. My apologies for the bad picture. For some reason, when I photograph dark card bases, my "nice" camera washes it out. So this photo comes from my phone.
I thought I would also share a selfie that my hubby took of us yesterday before the game started. We had a great time and have our fingers and toes crossed that our Gators will take the championship.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DeNami Design Inspired by Kim S.

Hello friends! Today I have a card to share with you for this month's DeNami's Inspired by
post. Today the DT and I are sharing our creations inspired by the lovely Kim S. You can find her original card here.
Here card showcases one of the new woodland stamps , so I inked up some from the same collection.
I kept my card design similar using some aqua striped pattern paper over my card base and keeping the main panel white. I stamped Woodland logs and colored it in with Copics and added Little Skunk. I inked up Little Fox, colored him in as well and them trimmed him with scissors. I attached him using foam tape for a tad bit of dimension. I stamped Hello Foxy and trimmed it out in a banner like I did during release week. I love that look with sentiments. Then I broke out my Fiskars cloud punches. I haven't used those punches in about two years. Yikes!!! I added some Martha Stewart coarse glitter around the edges to bring out some shine like Kim's sequins. Lastly I tied a twine bow.
I hope you are inspired by Kim's gorgeous creation and can find some time to create your own woodland inspired card. Be sure to visit the DeNami blog to check out what the rest of the design team created. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Retro Sketches #105

Hello friends! Yay, it's Friday! Today I have a card to share with you for the current Retro Sketches challenge. Believe it or not, I made this card on Monday, but I have been so busy, I have not had time to photograph it or post it until today. Just in the nick of time.
I created this card for our friend's little boy who is turning 5. Tomorrow we will attending his super hero themed party. So I decided to create his card with Superman colors and play along with this sketch.
I used my Thin Lines embossing folder that DeNami carries. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Woot Woot,  and the star is PTI Star Prints that I attached to some coaster board. I die cut the letter "L" and added some glossy accents. Lastly, I added some Mister Huey splatters.
Well, that is all for me today. I hope to find some time to be creative in my craftroom this weekend. Lately it just seems like I am organizing in there. Either way, it's productive for me. Just nothing exciting to share on the blog lol.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DeNami Design Product Spotlight, Cuddly Pals

Hello friends! I hope you have been having a wonderful week so far. Today is product spotlight over at the DeNami Design blog. The design team and I are showcasing Cuddly Pals. You can add this fabulous stamp set to your shopping cart and save 10%, one week only.
I know, I know. You may be thinking that you have stumbled across someone else's blog. But you are in the right place. This is not my typical CAS card. Truth be told, I decided to challenge myself: 1.To use supplies I have not used in a very long time 2.To create something out of my comfort zone. So I hope I did this card some justice.

I started off with a rustic cream base cardstock and then added some layers of patterned paper. Next I inked up Modern Borders in kraft ink and adhered it to some kraft cardstock. Then I die cut it using my nestie labels one. This was one of the first nesties that I bought. I inked up the doggie image from Cuddly Pals, colored it on with my copics and then used my 1 inch circle punch. I tied some wrinkled ribbon in a double bow and added my image on top using foam adhesive. I die cut more cream cardstock and stamped Friends Fur ever in brown ink. And to finish off my card, I added some Sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
That is all for me today. Make sure to stop by the DeNami Design blog to see what the rest of the design team has created!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

DeNami Design Fuzzy Friends blog hop

So glad that you have stopped by today. I have a card to share with you for this month's DeNami Design Fuzzy friends blog hop. You should've arrived here from Lyndal's blog. If you get lost along the way, you can head back to the DeNami Design blog for a full list of participants.

For my project, I wanted to recreate my very first card that I made using DeNami stamps. When I was a Girl Friday at CAS-ual Fridays, DeNami sponsored one of our challenges and the team received some fabulous product to work with. You can see my first card here.
For today's card, I inked up Elephant onto some gray cardstock and cut him out. I used my notebook die to die cut some cardstock and adhered some graph paper to the front. I attached my elephant using foam adhesive and then added my Stomping By sentiment. I wrapped some twine around the bottom. For the rainbow chevrons, I inked up Modern Borders in rainbow fashion. This piece was actually a remnant of another project that I never parted with because I just knew it would some day find it's way onto a card front *wink*.

So your next stop along the hop is right here. My 6 1/2 year old daughter, Leah, created a card for the hop. She decided to pick out as many chickies that she could find between her stash and mine, and then lined them all up.  She started off with them lined up in two rows, but when she actually went to start stamping them she realized that she could fit more in a single row.  I helped her trim her cardstock and that was it.
 She told me that when she was designing her card, she lined up the chickies on the bottom because they are watching a movie. The pink on her Chickie and Butterflies is ink that came off of another image she colored. She used Fuzzy Ball and drew her own beak and legs and created her own eyes with a blue copic marker. Do I have a stamp illustrator in the making? lol. Here is what she has to say about her card.

"My card is a movie card. All those fuzzy creatures are watching the movie. You see that chickie fairy up there? That makes the show work. After the chickie catches the butterflies, a hot air balloon is supposed to come. But something was wrong with the movie because the chickie fairy was in the living room. The reason why they had the movie is to say "I 'm sad that you have to go away tomorrow. Because that's when the surfer chickie moves to Hawaii. And also she promised that they  would be together forever. What would she do? She would vanish forever."

Okay, so that was quite the dialogue. I hope you have enjoyed your visit here today. Your next stop along the hop is none other than the super talented and so sweet, Paulina. I am on the edge of my seat to see what she 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 March 9, 2014 11:59pm PST to comment and be eligible.

Have a great rest of the week!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Pages with Papertrey

TGIF!!! This week has been super busy at work and home. Lucky for me, I had almost 40 hours before I went in to work today. That meant I would get to go home as soon our patient load would allow. So as soon as I got home, I quickly went to work on this layout. All week, I would find a bit of time to work on it. I just had to create the title and figure out where to put my few embellishments since most of the page consists of photos. The page plays along with Pages with Papertrey challenge #21: include birthday photos in your layout and use 1 PTI stamp and sketch #21.
This page represents just a few of the photos taken for my son's first birthday party. To see more photos from this day, you can visit my sister's blog and this post. There was a glitch with her blog so some photos are missing, but you will still be able to appreciate all of the events.
I have been using Becky Higgins Sweet Baby kit for his baby album. But sadly, the only thing from the kit on this page is the 12x12 patterned paper. The rest of the elements are from PTI: Boy Basics: Rock On, Star Prints, Block Alphabet die and Pretty Peonies Happy die. This layout can also play along with challenge #11 which is to include an element on your page other than a photo. As you tell by the birthday hat photo, I saved the guitar/star embellishment and added it to the page.

On Sunday, we will be joining my sister and her family to celebrate my niece's birthday. She is turning 6. And I am happy to report that my little Leah has finally cut one of her top teeth. Pretty soon her toothless grin will be no more. I will be sad to see it go. They grow up way to fast. Also on Sunday, Leah and I are participating in the DeNami blog hop, so be sure to stop by and see what we have created.
Have a great weekend!