Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Special Thanks for Unexpected Kindness

Recently, I was blown away by a fellow blogger's kindness and generosity. I created the following card specifically for her. I made the card a few weeks ago, but I had to wait to post it to make sure she received it in the mail (didn't want to ruin the surprise!). This is one of my favorite parts about having a blog, being overwhelmingly touched and inspired by other people all over the world. To all of you who have been supportive, whether it's by leaving comments or sending me wonderful emails, I wish you the happiest of holidays and a very happy new year.

Amy Smidebush

I am also entering the above card into the DeNami Design Product Challenge #5: Punches. For more information about this challenge, please see my other entry and visit the amazing DeNami Design Blog. Supplies: Stamps: A78 Mini Cherries, D80 Small Cherries, J88 Large Cherries, You're a Sweetie (from TR09 Sweet Sayings stamp set (all stamps by DeNami Design) Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) Paper: Red, White & Dark Green (The Paper Studio), Textured Green (DCWV) Other: Copic Markers, Diamond Glaze, White Gel Pen, Twine (PTI), Scallop Oval Punches (Marvy)

I've decided to post another recent creation inspired by friendship. After finally getting my hands on some baker's twine, I couldn't stop the flow of ideas, and this is one of my absolute favorite cards from 2010. I hope you enjoy it, too!


Stamps: F172 Hello Friend (DeNami Design), TC51-R Texture Background (from Foliate Quad Cube by Stampendous), N232-R Chickadee (Stampendous)

Ink: London Fog, Paris Dusk (Memento)

Paper: Red, Navy & Gray (The Paper Company)

Other: Embossing Ink (Versamark), White Embossing Powder (Judikins), Delphinium Blue Flower Soft, Snow Marker (Marvy, used on belly), Stardust Glitter Pen, Pearl Pens (Viva Decor, copper=beak, black=eye, red=berries), Baker's Twine (Jillibean Soup)


Michele Gross said...

Such lovely projects!! I love all the sheen on the first one and the little vine of cherries is adorable!! Your little birdie card is wonderful too! LOVE the texture on the little guy :) So glad you joined us at the DeNami Design Punch Challenge :)

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Awwww...these cards are so cute! That cherry one is super fun! Your bloggie friend was lucky to get this beauty!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous projects, Amy! I just LOVE your used of the Diamond Glaze!

Jane said...

Thanks, Amy, for introducing me to the wonderful world of DeNami! I've become a DeNami Mommy giving birth to lots of clever cards that delight my grandbabies!