April 16, 2014

Inspired by Barb

ETA: I accidentally scheduled this for 6 PM not AM...*smacking myself in the head*

Have you seen the new feature called Inspired By on the Denami Blog?
It features one of YOUR creations and the DT's twist on it.
Today we are showcasing Barb:)

It's soft, layered, gorgeous, and full of so many details! That girl can really create. I can only dream of having her talent. Plus, Barb is the sweetest person and leaves really nice comments:)

I chose to stay true to her original design by keeping the LO and the elements, and just switching around the colors and stamps. 

My crooked BG panel uses the Dahlia flower stamped repeatedly, overlayed by the Large Dot Swirls in pale green, and the Mini Heart in hot pink. The tag is stamped with Dragonfly, and layered with white embossed You're The Best sentiment. I kept the very same double color twine bow as it still matched perfectly! 

Be sure to check out the Denami blog to see how the rest of the DT was inspired by Barb, including Barb herself! 

Thanks for stopping by,

April 13, 2014

Buttons and Bows

Happy Sunday folks:) 
I'm raising a glass to my Dad today. Although he died 6 years ago, he would be 90 today! Cheers to you Dad. *mwah*

I'm also posting today for the Buttons and Bows Blog Hop along with some other Denami friends. I'm the last stop and you should have come from Stacy's blog
Did you make it all the way through? 
For a chance to win one of two $20 Gift Certificates, be sure to check out the full list of participants on the Denami Blog and leave a comment on each person's post. 

I have two cards to share today.

The first one uses both the small and large daisy blossom stamps, along with a simple sentiment from the Assorted Greetings set. Their centers are white boutique buttons with twine to match the patterned papers.  I drew the stems with a brown marker and added the double hemp bow, then stitched the entire panel onto a card base. 

This one could be used for a masculine graduation, Bar Mitzvah, or even a wedding.
I was trying to get the feel of a button down dress shirt with a cummerbund below. Did it work? Can you see the picture in my head? *chuckle*
I used the houndstooth background stamped twice. First in light grey, then in dark grey off to the side a bit to add a shadow. Two white boutique buttons were sewn to a cardstock strip with stitching and the grey ribbon was tied below. A simple congratulations sentiment was all it needed to finish:) 

I'm sure you've been inspired by all the creative goodness in this month's blog hop! 
I can't wait to see what everyone has to share:)

Thanks for stopping by, good luck winning the Gift Certificate!


April 09, 2014

Happy Easter

For my Casual Friday Stamps sneak peek post, click here

Good Morning! (It's morning somewhere, right?)
I'm sharing a few Easter cards I created as part of the Product Spotlight happening this week at Denami.

This sweet and perfectly sized sentiment is on sale all week for 10% off, so grab it now! I like to send out a few each year Easter Cards and I usually reach for this sentient. It just fits.

I heat embossed the Medium Basket in white and cut it out. I couldn't resist adding a bunch of Tulips that were colored, cut out, and glittered, and a few colorful eggs from the Solid Egg Border as well:) Purple has always meant Easter to me...sort of a royal color, showing the rebirth of all that went dormant during winter. 

Here is another card where I used the same sentiment.

I began by stamping a sheet of green cardstock with two vine/leaf stamps for a swirly pattern; Solid Leaf Vine, and Solid Leaf Sprig. I cut it to fit my tall cardbase. Then I added my white focal cardstock piece with some hollyhock dies that I colored. I pierced the edges and stamped the Grass border along the bottom. All it needed was the sentiment, Happy Easter, and a button and a bow. 

To see all the beautiful cards created by the DT using this Happy Easter stamp, check out the Denami Blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sneak Peek-Casual Vine Dies

Okay, its the last day of sneak peeks with the Casual Fridays Stamps team, and this one is my personal favorite:) 
Casual Vine FriDie.
It perfectly matches the Casual Elegance stamp set and now I don't have to fussy cut that beautiful vine out! 
I die cut 3 pieces of green cardstock with the vine and then switched the centers out for contrast. A bow, a button, and a simple sentiment from Stop was all that it needed. 

Be sure to see what gorgeous samples the rest of the DT has for you on the CFS blog
One lucky winner from all the comments will be happy dancing today:)

All new FriDies will be available after the full reveal at midnight tonight. 

Thanks for stopping by,

April 08, 2014

Sneak Peek-Linked dies

It's the second day of the countdown and today the Casual Fridays Stamps DT is showcasing another new FriDie set called Linked. It matches our Lotsa Links stamp set and will be released on April 10th!!

I used it without the stamps here because it stands on it's own:)
And those tiny cut outs around the sentiment (from Casual Elegance) came right from the die cut leftovers!
How cute would they be as flower petals??

Be sure to check out the Casual Fridays Stamps Blog for even more inspiration from the rest of the DT, and leave a comment there for a chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by,

April 07, 2014

Sneak Peek-Stalk up!

Woohoo! I'm coming at you with a sneak peek of a new FriDie set releasing this week at Casual Friday Stamps!
This new die set coordinates with the previously released Beanstalks stamp set, but is still really versatile on it's own:)

I die cut the long stalk out of pale green vellum multiple times and held them down to my card front by sewing the sentiment panel over them. Sentiment is composed of Frankly and Breathe
Then I added simple white gel pen dots along the border. 

Be sure to check out the DT blog to see all the gorgeous samples for your viewing pleasure!
And leave a comment for a chance to win, of course:)

Thanks for stopping by,