Monday, April 23, 2012

Looking for a little inspiration??

Did ya'll know that besides this personal blog, I'm partners with my BFF on another blog called DeNami Addict? We both wanted to show our addiction love for all things DeNami and started a little blog to post all of our DeNami Design creations. If you are looking for a little inspiration, check it out!! And don't forget to check out the DeNami Design web site for even more inspiration!!

Here's some of the inspiring ideas you'll find there....

Hope ya'll have a great day!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ravishing Ribbons.....

Hello everyone and welcome to the April DeNami Design blog hop! This month's theme is none other than....
Isn't that a great theme? Here's all the info you need to get yourself started along this wonderful hop...
When: The blog hop starts on April 15 at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until April 16, 2012, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

Prizes: We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!

I'm your first stop, but if for some reason you get lost along the way, the list of participants are on the DeNami Design blog to help you get back on track.

I wanted to do something different than what I've done in the past. So, with that in mind, I crawled out of my "place a piece of ribbon across a panel and add a bow" box and came up with this....
The ribbon on the red panel was ran through the corners and met in the middle. I tied it off in a little knot leaving the ends long, then tucked another length of ribbon under it and tied a bow. The two corner pieces on the white panel are separate and if you look closely, you can see the tiny bows I made and attached to the fan handles. The fans are actually stamped (using the masking technique) and colored in using a vibrant red Tombow marker. I added a little Onyx glitter to give them some bling.
Well I hope you enjoyed my creation. It's time for you to move along and visit with the UBERLY talented and newest DeNami DT member, EMILY Keaton. I can not wait to see what amazing project she has in store for us!! Remember, if you get lost, just head back to the DeNami blog to get back on track and don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win a great prize!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sometimes you win some and sometimes you just don't...

I decided to take my card making skills up a notch and entered a few into a magazine call. As expected, I got my "thanks but no thanks" e-mails on all four. However, that is not going to stop me. They get thousand of submissions for each publication and I'm just a small fish in the pond. Someday I will be picked but until then, I'm just gonna keep swimming!

I just love the black / cream color combo. The stamps are a clear set by 7 Gypsies. The inks are Memento Vintage Sepia, Antique Linen & Bundled Sage Distress inks.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Spring!

Hello everyone and welcome to the 3rd Lawnscaping Blog Hop! I'm so happy to be able to participate once again. This hop is being sponcered by the wonderful Lawn Fawn stamp company and Sweet Stamp Shop!!

Heres all the info:
When: The blog hop starts on April 6th at 12:01 AM, EST. Everyone will have until Sunday, April 8th at 11:59 pm EST to leave comments on all the blogs to be eligible for a prize! The winners will be announced on Monday, April 9th.
THEME: SPRING! Whatever says Spring to you. Is it flowers? Foliage? Bright colors? Create any project you like (card, scrapbook page, home decor, altered art)
Prizes: We will have sponsors for the hop! So we will be offering prizes from our sponsors in addition to other prize packs up for grabs! Two prizes will go to two random hop participants (DT members not eligible) and then THREE prizes will go to three random people who comment along the hop! The specific prizes will be mentioned on the Lawnscaping page, which will be the start of the hop! Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps, May Arts ribbon and Lawn Fawn Stamps are a few prizes that are up for grabs.

You should have arrived here at my blog from Jenny Stucky's blog. If you didn't and have gotten lost on the way, don't worry...there's a list of participents on the Lawnscaping blog. Just head there to get back on track :)

Well, when I think of spring, I think of flowers starting to bloom and the birds singing sweetly in the early morning light....

I just puffy heart L O V E Lawn Fawns new Gnome Sweet Gnome set. Flamingos are my thing. I even loved flamingos before they got all retro and cool again (even have a tattoo of one...shhh). I stamped and fussy cut some clouds the ran them through my Cuttle bug for dry embossing and finished them off with a little dusting of chalk. I stamped the "flower" stems using the Lawn Fawn Petiete Florals set, then masked them off and stamped the grass from Gnome Sweet Gnome in 3 shades of green ink. I then stamped (using masks again) the flamingos for my flowers. The fussy cut birds flying around are from Gnome Sweet Gnome also. The string for the bow on the center flamingo is from Lawn Fawn also...I saved it from the packaging when I got my order! I love how they tie the sets together with a pretty little bow :)

I hope you liked my card, and hope you have had a great time joining us for the hop. Are you worn out yet...only 6 more to go. So grab ya a cuppa Joe and prepare to see some more wonderful creations!! Now off you go to visit with Ayana Posadas!