July 24, 2013

Sun and Sandcastles

Hi everyone! While you are reading this, I'm actually off on vacation!
Well...as much of a vacation as tent camping for a week in the deep woods of Pennsylvania can be called anyway:) I always seem to need a few days of rest and recuperation when I return...*sigh*

Today's card is for the Denami Sand castle Spotlight.

The design team is having a mini hop full of ideas for you. AND...if you comment you might win this stamp! But if you don't win, no worries because it's on sale too!

Dana Seymour  <====you are here

I paired the Sand Castle with the Sand Waves, the Small Splatter, a shovel from the Beach Toys set, and a simple sentiment from the Thoughtful Greetings set. I also used the shimmery aquamarine paper, some twine, and a button

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July 20, 2013

Bold and Vivid!

Woohoo, it's SATURDAY! 
Goodness. This was a rough work week for me, and I am so glad that my vacation begins today:) One entire week off!! *happy dance*

It's my day for posting on the Casual Friday Stamps Blog, so let me show you what I made.
This bold, vivid card was created with no one specific in mind, but honestly, it could be masculine OR feminine. I used Lotsa Links for the BG, Bold Wishes and Shenanigans for the sentiment, and Beanstalks for the vine.

Holiday cards already? *groan* 
No one wants to speed up time, but it seems to come earlier and earlier each year as I get older...*sigh* Remember when Christmas was ages and ages away when we were kids? What happened?
This card uses Calm & Gentle (branch), Snowflake Greetings (sentiment), Merry Kiss-mas (holly leaves and berries), and Stop (bottom pattern).

Check out the Casual Friday Stamps blog for lots of inspiration every few days. There is always something that appeals to every kind of stamper out there:) And starting Monday we have some INCREDIBLE NEWS to spill...*wink*

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a fabulous day!
XOXO Namaste,

July 14, 2013

Summer Splash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Denami July Summer Splash Blog Hop!
Did you come from the talented Greta's Blog?
If you want to follow along and have many chances at winning one of 2 Denami Gift Certificates, then begin at the Denami blog and work your way through:)

I made this card for a coworker who is getting ready to retire. He adores iced tea and drinks it all year long, so I knew I wanted to incorporate that into his card somehow.
A parchment colored piece of vellum, some copic markers and ink smeared around and voila, a glass of iced tea:)
I used the medium citrus slice and some leaves from the Rose Accents set to make lemons and mint. The sentiment is from two different sets, Heartfelt Greetings and Thoughtful Greetings.

Be sure to comment for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate before heading on to the AMAZING PAULINA'S blog:) 

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July 11, 2013

Vintage love

Hello everyone! I was feeling the need to use some of my vintage crafty supplies the other day and created this card for someone special (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! *smile*). I always enjoy inking and adding lots of embellishments so it felt good to fall back into a comfortable style.
My summer seems to be drifting away quickly, but I am trying to find something to be thankful for each and every day. Happiness really IS a choice:) 

Patterned paper is Echo Park (Everyday Eclectic), cardstock is PTI as is sentiment stamp (Love Lives Here), flower stem die is by Memory Box (Hollyhock Stem), Lace, pearls and paper flowers all from Wild Orchid Crafts, the script paper was a scrap that was wrapped around the bundle of dyed seam binding I used to make a bow under the lavender paper rose and was purchased from a new defunct Etsy store.

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July 07, 2013

New release sneak peek!

Hey everyone! 
Have you been following along with all the fun announcements at Denami these past few days?

1. First a new DT member (Pattie),
2. Then a peek at the new chickie stamps being released, 
3. And today a chance to see some of the many new elegant stamps that will be available on July 19 at 9 AM PST in the Denami Store! (and perhaps win them too!!!!)

Lets get right to the samples I created using some new soon-to-be released stamps:)

This uses the new Solid Rose Accents cling stamp set, along with the gingham background, and the Hang in There sentiment. A button and some twine finished it off:)

Here I used the new Solid Leaves cling set, along with the Elegant Oval Frame, You're the best sentiment, Classic Leaves set, Elegant Floral set, and the acorn from the Nuts About You set. Aren't the large leaves gorgeous?!

For this sweet and simple card, I stamped the rose, leaves, and vine image from the new Solid Rose Accents set, along with a few flowers from the Elegant Floral set, and cut them out. The card base was stamped with Polka Dot Background and after a simple sentiment, it was done!

That was my reaction to seeing these AMAZING new Peacock Feather stamps for the first time!!
With the addition of the Contempo Frame, the Houndstooth BG, a sentiment, and some twine...this card is one of my favorites:)

And last but not least, this card showcases the awesome new Elegant Holly cling set, and the new Elegant Word Plate, along with Christmas Wishes, the Polka Dot Background stamp, and some twine of course! 

All the new stamps will be available in the store on July 10, 2013 at 9 am PST. 

Now that you've seen MY sneak peek samples, be sure to check out what both Lisa and Wendy have to show you as well. Leaving a comment on all three of our blogs AND the Denami blog will enter you in the drawing for a $30 giveaway of new stamps!!!

 The fun continues on the Denami blog tomorrow with a super duper fun concept in the stamping world of Create-Your-Own stamps. So don't miss it!  *wink*

Thanks for stopping by,