Sunday, September 11, 2011

DeNami Design's September Blog Hop: TASTY TREATS!

WOW! What a busy week I've had! I performed several shows, including two performances of a one-woman show, Once Upon a Smidebush. It was so incredible to get to perform this show here. It was an expanded and updated version of the cabaret-style shows I have performed in NYC. Now, to top off my fabulous week, I get to participate in this month's DeNami Design blog hop! These hops always inspire and excite me! I can't wait to see all the creations!



If you've been hopping from the beginning, you should have just arrived from Lindsey Wood's blog: Lsey Creations. She is Talented with a capital T! I LOVE the cards on her blog. She is brilliant at paper piecing! I'm looking forward to seeing her newest DeNami creation today! If you're just joining the hop or have gotten lost, please start at the beginning at DeNami Design's blog.



Now, here are my cards for this post. I love DeNami's stamps (as evident by my massive collection...one of these days, I'll have to post some pics of my drawers), and while I do have some of their sweet candy stamps, I found myself reaching for the fruits and veggies! I guess I was in a healthy mood. Fresh fruit and veggies from a local farmers' market are MY favorite tasty treats! So, here's my first card:




Here's a close-up, with flash, of the centerpiece. I just LOVE that new cornucopia stamp! Plus, if you don't have any of DeNami Design's ribbons, you really should get some. Their grosgrain ribbons are so silky and luxurious. They are my FAVORITE ribbons! I layered their 3/8" emerald with their 5/8" lime, and VOILA!




Second, when I created this next card, I was in a silly mood. One of the great things about living in Indiana is the local superbly delicious sweet corn. It is definitely a tasty treat! This card just kind of popped in my head, and the thought made me laugh. It is indeed a "corny" little card.




Well, it is now time for you to hop on over to our next wonderful stop, Kimberly Kendle's blog: Kimberly's Kreations. Her blog creations are bright, colorful and fun. Let's check out her newest project! Don't forget to leave comments on every blog for your chance to win a fabulous prize from DeNami Design!



Happy Stamping!


Amy






Card #2: B110 Corn, J137 Cornstalks



P.S. I'd like to take a brief moment to comment on today's date. I was living in New York City 10 years ago, on a day that changed all of our lives forever. While we will never forget the sadness of that day, I'd like to give thanks to those who showed us what true bravery and courage are. New York City is filled with remarkable diversity and such a broad spectrum of race, religion, age, and social status. But, on that day, we were all family. We were all survivors. Let us always remember how to love each other and appreciate each other, no matter how different.

44 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Great cards! Love your ribbon treatment on the first! Your second card is funny!

Tina M said...

Really cute cards! TFS

Georgie Horn said...

cute cards and yes....9/11 we'll never forget.

Efrat said...

Wonderful cards.

Barb said...

sweet cards! i love the green ribbon treatment behind that perfectly colored cornucipia image...it's so lush. i have been on the fence about their ribbons, but they seem to fall so perfectly...i need me some! :) love the sentiment and layout of the corny card too...so cute!

Chari M. said...

Both great cards. I like how you created the background in the first with the same fruits as in the cornucopia. And the second card just cracks me up!

Wendy aka Cheeky said...

Love the layering of the ribbon - what a smart idea! Mind if I "borrow" it? Cause I just might!

Awesome job (on both cards)

Tenia Nelson said...

what awesome cards!! that second card is a trip....it made me laugh....lol!!

Carol Hartery said...

I especially like your second card. TFS.

Laurie said...

Amy!! Your cards are so cute! I love the fruit on the first one and the little bit of sparkle! And the second one CRACKED me up! Great job!

Michele Gross said...

LOVE that ribbon treatment behind your beautiful cornucopia! Beautiful!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Wonderful cards! TFS =)

Lindsey Wood said...

What sweet comments about my blog! Thanks! Great cards!! I love the cornucopia stamp too! And who doesn't love glitter!

Patricia said...

Great card! Love the ribbon. Very pretty. I like the Fall feel that this card has. Thanks!

Karen said...

Great cards! I love the second one, made me LOL.

Lisa R. said...

Great job showcasing these adorable stamps! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Lisa Petrella said...

Awesome cards! LOVE the cornucopia and your ribbon treatement on the first one!!! And the punny sentiment in the second one cracks me up!! HA! My husband and I lived in Indiana for six years...and the sweet corn is AMAZING!!!

Tanya said...

I love your corn stamp card! So cute!

Emily Keaton said...

Amy, these are both terrific! I went with tasty fruits and veggies, too. Fresh produce-YUM!! Your designs are simply splendid. I love the sparkle you added, too!

Kimberly said...

Great cards! I love the fruit and veggies you used! Kimberly

Heidi said...

Both cards are so fun! I especially love what you did with the ribbon on the first - adorable!

Linda said...

Great cards! And you're right...that ribbon looks really good! Beautiful card center!

Linda Monroe said...

Love your green bow. I also love your 9/11 comment.

Brenda Lee said...

I love both cards, but the corn one is too adorable!!

Rae Ann said...

Love the ribbon on the first card. The layering and the loops are great! The second card made me laugh, and I agree, fresh local corn is the best!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love both of you cards Amy! Your sentiment with the corn is hilarious! Have a great day! ;o)

Charlene said...

I love the horn of plenty stanp. and how you used the other stamps all around it.

Jennifer Lobdell said...

Very cute cards! Love the ribbon treatments!

Kristy Smith said...

Amy, your cards are just fab! The first one is so pretty and I just LOVE the cornucopia and your fabulous use of glitter.

The second one just made me CRACK UP! Such a cute, punny sentiment and it truly reminds me of my own, corny self! =)

Wolverina said...

Aww that is so cute!! I loved the first card but I think I love the "corny" one even more! Love the way you layered the ribbon too!

Suzanne Bier said...

Great twist on the theme! Love both of your cards!

Niki M said...

Me so corny !! LOL I love it! Both of them are too cute !!

Brelan said...

Love them both. On, me so Corny is so cute.

laceyrane said...

OMGoodness, love your sentiment..too cute ,TFS

CreativeJeaux said...

Lol! I love the corny card!

Scrapalajen said...

Love this corny card..

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

What fun cards, Amy! Glad to see you were able to pick up some of the new stamps from Cindy! :)

imaginethat said...

Your first card is pretty and perfect for the upcoming fall holidays (yadda, yadda)...BUT your second card is the bomb! I loooove it! I have the stamps and I'm gonna use it. That is hilarious!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the ribbon on the first and the glittery corn on the second.

Andrea M said...

Such touching words about 9/11 girl. You are SO right!

And look at these stunning creations with their fabulous ribbon treatments and sparkliness!!! Gorgeous work friend!!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE this!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Kathy Mc said...

Echo your sentiments re 9/11/01. Great cards, Amy!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are terrific! I have never seen a sparkling cornucopia or ears of corn before, but now that I have, everything else will pale in comparison - very nicely done!

Emily Keaton said...

Congrats on being a winner from the DeNami blog hop, Amy!! Have fun taking your shopping spree!!