Sunday, September 9, 2012

September DeNami Design Blog Hop: BACK TO SCHOOL

I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAACK!

It has been several months since I've participated in a DeNami Design Blog Hop, and I am THRILLED to be back!  Feel free to scroll down to previous postings on my blog if you want to learn about my life and what I've been up to this year, but I'd like to just dive into the reason for this post.


You should have arrived here from Jennifer's blog: Jen & Paper.  I am so impressed with her.  She is incredibly talented, and she seems so sweet, too!  If you want to start hopping from the beginning, go to DeNami Design's blog.

I must take the time to comment on DeNami's newest releases, though.  Seriously, how cute are they?  I squealed with delight when I saw them!  SO CUTE!  SO ELEGANT!  SO WONDERFUL!  Let's get back to the task at hand, though: the Back to School Blog Hop!

Now, my card may seem a little unconventional for this theme, but when I heard "Back to School,"  it made me think of Harry Potter and Hogwarts.   How do they get back to school?  On the Hogwarts Express train, of course!  Now, my card doesn't have a Harry Potter theme to it, but it was that image that inspired my project.  So, I am thrilled to present this card using the new Chickie Train stamp!   I made the train longer by stamping the full image once and then only inking up part of the image two more times.  (Side note: while I miss the aesthetic of the wood block stamps, the new cling stamps really are easier to line up, and they are so much more portable!)




Here is a close-up, so you can really see the glitter!  


Unfortunately, the colors didn't photograph as well as I would have liked.  The orange is actually more peachy in person, but you get the idea.  Plus, I used some patterned paper this time!  Often, I will just stamp my own background, but I decided to use some of this cool paper by Bo Bunny.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  Please leave a comment below, and make sure to leave a comment on all the blogs for a chance to win a fabulous gift certificate to DeNami Design's website!

Next stop on the hop is Pattie's blog: Paper Silhouettes.  I can't wait to see what she creates this time because she always impresses with her use of colors and gorgeous layouts!  

Thanks again for hopping along!

HAPPY CRAFTING!
Amy

Supplies:
Glitter:  various colors of Sparklets Glitter by DeNami Design
Inks: Tuxedo Black by Memento, Copic Markers

28 comments:

Deb said...

How creative to think of the Hogwarts Express train! I have never actually seen any Harry Potter *gasp*, but you nailed with this train!

Barb said...

awesome design Amy! such a bright happy card :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Welcome back Miss Lady!!! Super adorable project!!!

Susan Martin said...

This is beautiful!!LOVE the sparkle on the train and chicks.. Just gorgeous!!

Ruza Rebel said...

This is Super CUTE Amy! Really love the chickie train you created! ;o)

Stacy said...

Very cute train card!

Deanna Jean said...

What a fun card!

Christine H said...

I love your idea. DS is completely Harry Potter obsessed.

Wendy said...

Welcome back to hopping Amy! Hope you are around more often now. LOVE your glittery train -- and the sentiment is perfect!

Linda Monroe said...

I love the bling.

Christine Zani said...

oh i just love that this isn't your typical basic school colors (red/yellow/blue) - but still bright and beautiful - thanks for hopping!

Tracey McNeely said...

How sad that we are not going back to Hogwarts this year. Fantastic card.

Brenda said...

Love the train idea...very cute and so colorful!

Emily Keaton said...

Super fun and super cute! I love your creative Hogwarts Express train approach to back-to-school. What a great idea! Your sweet chickie train has the best colors, and I love how it sparkles. This is an amazing creation!

Geri said...

This is so cute! I hear you on the photography issue - I discovered that the glitter (stickles, dust) etc. really messes up the sensor on the camera so peach looks orange, pink looks mauve. Don't know how to fix it though! All that matters is that the card is fabulous just as it is!

Linda said...

Harry Potter back to school theme! What fun! Lots of fun details.

Julie said...

love the train idea...

Cardcrafter said...

Cute card!

Heidi H said...

Very creative -- and what a cute stamp and lots of fantastic glitter. Love it!

Tina M said...

HAHAHA, what a fun take on the theme! How fab and creative, girlie, you are awesome! This really has me giggling. Of course the Hogwarts Express is a part of going back to school...now then, someone pass me a chocolate frog ;)

Jennifer said...

Love the Hogwarts reference!! Your card is super-cute and I love that you extended the train by selectively stamping extra cars!! (now where is that candy cart full o' chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans?? ;-)

Thanks also for the sweet reference to me and my blog! That was really very generous of you!! :)

Dixieglitzie said...

toooot-toot....ohhhhh so cute:)

Cynthia B. said...

Thumbs up on the Harry Potter reference - my daughter would definitely approve. :)
Love the glittery chickie passengers on your train!

Dana said...

Brilliant Amy! I looked at the train stamp and thought "How can I make this back-to-school?" And then gave up! But your HP themed idea is awesome! And how on earth did you EVER double stamp it so perfectly? I'm impressed! And your glittering skillz are mad good. *wink*
I've missed your posts and am so glad you joined us this month!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! Love the train and the glitter!

stampsilly71 said...

Love the color and your concept! Harry Potter - how original. Very nice!

Now Stampin said...

YOU are right on track with this one. Great idea

Lisa Petrella said...

Welcome back, Amy!!! This card is ADORABLE!!! LOVE your extra long chickie train and all of the touches of sparkle!!!