November 23, 2011

Pine sprig ornaments

I'm popping in today to share some sweet ornaments I made using this week's Product Spotlight stamp from Denami...Small Pine Sprig.

This week only it's on sale and there are just so many ways you can use it!
The DT has lots of ideas to share with you on the Denami Blog.

I used a free template and stamped the pine sprig in white all over one of the grey birdhouse bases, and attached it to the front of the other after fussy cutting around it.

I also used it on the tags to add interest near the sentiment. Some ribbon and twine finished it off!

So grab your pine sprig stamp and be sure to check out the DT samples using it on the Denami Blog!

Denami is having a Black Friday sale for those of you with long wish lists! *grin*
EVERYTHING is 20% off!!!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday if you celebrate.
Thanks for stopping by,

November 18, 2011

CAS-ual Friday! Sketch!

Good morning crafty friends!
I'm in a chipper mood and ready to get this day rolling!

This CAS-ual Friday challenge will last for TWO weeks so don't fret. 
You have extra time to enjoy the holiday coming up. Our challenge is a sketch by the super-duper Karen. *sigh* I do love a good sketch, and she doesn't disappoint!

I used the curly dove from Denami, and the sentiment from Trade Fish Designs (who happens to be our sponsor!). The earth was made by sponging distress ink onto my nestie circle and doodling with a white gel pen. Didn't turn out too badly!

Join us in the challenge, and remember you have TWO WEEKS to link up your project!

Thanks for stopping by,

November 13, 2011

Anything but a card Blog hop!

Welcome to the Denami November Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from the lovely Glenda's blog, but if you want the whole list check out the Denami blog for details.

So you won't see any cards on this hop...but anything else goes! 
I went with pillow boxes because I love the size of the Denami downloadable ones

The pink pillow box uses the Small Heart Pair, the Harlequin Border (on the BG with Versamark), the Decorative Love sentiment and some Black grosgrain ribbon.
For the lavender one I used the Mini Butterfly trio, the Mini butterfly, and the Elegant Floral Leaf Sprig (in the BG with Versamark), before adding the sentiment and the purple buttons.

Your next stop on the hop is the incredibly talented Lisa!
Be sure to leave a comment here and at each stop along the way for a chance at winning one of TWO $20 gift certificates to the Denami store.

Thanks for stopping by,

November 11, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays-Tag

Yes, today is Veterans' Day. And also 11/11/11.  
Not just a day off from work or school, but a day to remember all those that risked life and limb to fight for what they believed was right.
My dad was a WWII Marine. 
He lied about his age in order to enlist (he was 17). He survived all four campaign battles (Tinian, Roi Namur, Saipan and Iwo Jima), and eventually returned and raised 7 children. Along the way he found time to hike the entire Appalachian Trail 2 1/2 times. He died in November 2008, at age 84, and I miss him every day.
Hug a Veteran today!

So there's a new challenge at the CAS-ual Friday Blog...Create a tag!

I love making tags. They are smaller canvases and are perfect for the clean & simple style.
I made this one for a bag of gourmet candy drops using some really fun stamps from Purple Onion Designs!
(and they just happen to be our sponsor too! *wink*)

Believe it or not, Purple Onion Designs were some of the first stamps I ever owned after I got into stamping.
They used to come in my Self Addressed kits every month. Anyone out there remember those? LOL! I'm pretty sure I still have a few unopened kits somewhere! *shhhh*

So join us by making a clean & simple tag this week, either alone or on a project!

Thanks for stopping by today,

November 09, 2011

Snowy Mittens

I admit it.
I still wear mittens.
None of those silly finger-less gloves for me. I need my hands to be toasty warm, and mittens are where it's at! *grin*

This week's Product Spotlight at Denami is this adorable, easily personalized, large mitten.
It's so versatile! 
I used the large snowflake embossed with white e.p. to make it look fun, along with the sentiment and some of the unique PP from the Stella collection.
Here's what I did to "flip" the mitten: stamp with Versamark onto a sheet of acetate (I used a sheet that originally had clear stamps on it), emboss outline with white e.p, cut mitten shape out, including the center, flip over and glue embossed outline to my blue cardstock!

If you are in need of this fun stamp, I recommend getting it while it's on sale this week.
And stop by the Denami blog to see oodles of other mitten ideas from the DT!

Thanks for stopping by,

P.S. The Denami shopping cart is having some issues but I will update with links as soon as the trouble is fixed.

November 07, 2011

Sketch challenge

Poor Mondays...they have a bad reputation, do they not? *smile*

I had a really great weekend with my bestie. 
Good food, good wine, great conversation! What more could a girl ask for?!
And the darling girl gave me a "rainy day present" that she KNEW I wanted from my Pinerest wish list! Eeek!
Wanna see?
                                                                                                                 Source: via Dana on Pinterest

Yep. She bought me this most incredible umbrella. Only a bit different in design.

So about the sketch challenge...

Denami is sponsoring this perfectly CAS sketch!
You can see I flipped it a bit, and I used one of my favorite flower stamps, Large flower spray
I colored them in with a white gel pen and added the tiny dots beside the sentiment to finish it off.

Create a card using this sketch as inspiration and link it up to the Denami blog for a chance at winning a fabulous prize!

Thanks for stopping by today,

November 04, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays!

I haven't been so happy to see Friday in a long while. *happy sigh*
Some weeks are just better when they end, ya know? *smile*
Plus, my BFF is coming out for a visit and I'm so excited! Haven't seen her since July!

But it's time for a new CAS-ual Friday challenge and its a fun one.

Hang or extend a panel or image off the edge of your card!

Now, I occasionally make a card and really WANT to do this, but don't (so it will mail easier), but when it came time for this challenge, I was stumped! It was like a mental block or something.*chuckle*

Because it's been getting so cold and snowy here already, I was pining for spring and these colors and stamps (Verve) just called to me. I already miss the greens of summer...*sad face*

We are sponsored by Lil Inker Designs this week and I gotta say I love their stuff. Honestly. Clever and unique stamps and dies. 
Join us this week and extend something beyond the edge of your card!

Thanks for stopping by,