Monday, January 30, 2012

Better Late Than Never!

It's just a few hours before the DeNami Design Theme Challenge ends! EEK! I just HAVE to enter! This theme is ANYTHING GOES! How exciting! I decided to take a picture of my Christmas project that I did this year. I wanted to get gifts for my good friends, but I was on a really tight budget, so I decided to make something fun for them. I made a little DeNami goodie box and filled it with yummy treats (from Trader Joe's! LOVE that store!!). I got the fabulous kraft mini take-out boxes from The Container Store, which is one of my all-time FAVORITE stores! Would you believe that these fabulous little boxes only cost $0.49 each?!? I know, right? I couldn't believe it either! It's true, though. Check it out for yourself HERE. So, here's what they looked like when "DeNamified":

I stamped the DeNami stamps, added some fabulous DeNami grosgrain ribbon, and then I added the ornament for one last Christmas-y touch. They were just plain plastic balls (from Target!), but I glued some Candies to them to make them more sparkly. Oh, and how could I forget to tell you that I added some glitter pen action to the stamps to make them POP!

Here's another view:

Lastly, here's a close-up of the stamp, so you can see the glittery pen:

Well, that's all I have time for right now. SO MUCH has happened in my life. I will try to post more soon, and I'll fill you in about all the exciting news!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

DeNami Design January's Blog Hop: VALENTINE

It's the first blog hop of 2012! EEEK! I'm soooo excited! I also can't believe I'm the first stop on the hop! Talk about pressure! Yikes! Let's get right to it, shall we? If at any point you get lost or need to get back to the beginning, go to DeNami Design's blog.

While I usually love tons of layers, every once and a while, I'm in a "single layer card" mood. I think of valentines as usually being frilly and froo-froo and femininely fabulous, but I felt like simplifying things a bit today. It's still full of hearts and scallops, but it's just a few stamps, Copic markers, and one single sheet of white cardstock...oh, and of course a bit of glitter and glitter pen action to finish it off. I masked off the center rectangle before stamping the heart scallop border frame, and then I stamped the center images and sentiment.

Close-up with flash:

Thanks for hopping by today! Your next stop is the talented Andrea Fisher's blog: Five Pines Designs. Don't forget to leave a comment on every blog for your chance to win a gift certificate to DeNami Design's website!

Happy New Year!


Stamps used:

A94 Mini Heart, F171 Sending You Love, J36 Heart Present, N113 Heart Scallop Border, PF28 Heartfelt Greetings set

Monday, January 2, 2012

Lawn Fawn CHA Winter 2012 Challenge

Happy New Year!!!

Anyone else a fan of Lawn Fawn? I know I sure am! Their stamps are sooooo adorable and fun! They absolutely inspire creativity and smiles! They're currently having a fabulous challenge, and you can read all about it HERE. This is such an amazing opportunity, so I had to make a card! I used two Lawn Fawn sets: Critters in the Forest and Fanciful Frames.

Here's my card:

This photo allows you to really see the different layers:

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!


Other supplies used:
Cardstock (Stampin' Up and DCWV), Grosgrain Ribbons (DeNami Design), Inks (Memento), Copic Markers, Scissors, and Adhesives (3M ATG & Foam Mounting Tape)