Sunday, February 10, 2013

DeNami Design's February Blog Hop: ADORABLE ANIMALS


Guess what time it is, boys and girls!  It's BLOG HOP TIME!  YAY!

You should have arrived here from Kanani's awesome blog, but you can also start from the beginning at DeNami Design's blog.

I just love the theme this month: Adorable Animals.  All of DeNami Design's animal stamps are, indeed, adorable!  So many cute li'l guys to choose from!  So, which one to pick?  Hmmm...decisions, decisions...  Well, I have to admit, I saw a new paper my local scrapbooking store here in Michigan, Scrappy Chic, and I immediately pictured a chickie scene.  So, here's my finished product:


The "postcard" is from the new "Summery" paper from Kaisercraft's Tropicana Collection.  It is a page of vintage-looking tropical postcard images, and I knew when I saw it that I wanted to create a chickie postcard image.  The "Wish you were here!" sentiment was already printed on the paper!  All I had to do was stamp the chickies, color them in, cut them out, and glue them onto the scene.  After last month's Wonderful Washi blog hop, I've been obsessed with using washi and other decorative tapes, and I have a confession to make.  I recently saw this woodgrain tape by Glitz at Scrappy Chic and thought, "Hmm...that's interesting, but what would I do with it?"  Well, the next day, I woke up and thought, "I'VE GOT IT! I know EXACTLY how to use that tape!"  So, I had to rush back to the store and buy some so I could create this wood paneling look.  I covered basic white cardstock with the tape.  The red, white, and blue twine is from Divine Twine, and every time I see that kind of twine I think of international postage, so that's why I added it, to give it a "postal" feel.  Lastly, I curled the edges of the "postcard" for a little added dimension.  

Next stop on the blog hop needs no introduction, but I am going to give her one anyway.  I've prided myself for several years now as being one of DeNami's biggest fans.  I have a collection of HUNDREDS of their stamps, almost all their grosgrain ribbons, and some of their awesome cardstock, too.  Well, this next blogger has me beat, not only in the inventory department, but her dedication to DeNami and blogging about DeNami is unmatched by any other fan.  And, I haven't even mentioned her incredible talent yet!  On top of all that, she is one of the sweetest, funniest, most genuine people I've met in blogland!  I honestly cannot wait to see what this remarkable woman has created for today's blog hop!  Without further ado, have fun hopping over to see Tina's brilliance at Confessions of a DeNami Addict.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I can't wait to read your comments!

Happy Stamping!

Amy

33 comments:

Pam Wendt said...

Oh I love your postcard! What a clever way to present those adorable chickies!

Deb said...

Amy, this is just brilliant! I love how you used the woodgrain washi and anyone would be jealous of your chickies! How stinkin' adorable!!!!! A fabulous postcard card!

Linda said...

Where to begin?! Awesome ideas from the paper to the wood-look tape! And curling the edges?! Fab!

Tenia Nelson said...

Adorable!!!

Wendy said...

I had NO clue that was washi tape until I read your post. WOW! Such a cute little scene, great job Amy!

CraftySarcasm said...

Wow . . . That is adorable. The washi tape is amazing, and I love how your chickies just blend into that postcard. AWESOME.

Donna Bowman said...

Super cute idea - love those chickies!

Dana said...

Are you kidding me?? (I used a "different" word in my head!)
Those chickies look like they were printed IN that scene. Not cut out and glued on. It really looks like regular patterned paper!
Amazing use of that woodgrain washi tape too Amy...I kept looking at your photo and wondering if you cut out wood PP and made your own paneling. LOL
You NEVER disappoint. *sigh* I can leave happy and inspired...:)

andrea said...

Amy! Another great creation! Love the postcard with the chickies and the "postal" twine, it is soooo creative. Then to find another unique washi tape and a perfect use for it! WOW!Great job!

Barb said...

eeek! so cute!!! PERFECTLY adorable inspiration for this hop.

Ariana Fisch said...

That is too much! I have never seen anything like this. How clever to put the chickies in a postcard setting. This is awsome!

Lisa said...

I want to vacation with the chickies ~ looks like they're living large these days LOL! Wowzers Amy what a brilliant use of this paper you found, your chickies look like they were printed on it! You did an amazing job and the airmail twine is the perfect touch!!

Denise Bryant said...

Too cute! Love your postcard!
DeniseB

Renee's ramblings said...

So many wonderful details on this project! Makes me want to be on the beach with the chickies!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a fun idea! Love it!

Tricia

Tina M said...

I must start off my telling you my face hurts! I was smiling sooooo big at this genius and ohh so cute creation then I scrolled down to read more post and saw what you said...smile overload, girl!! How sweet are you!?!?! You my sweet girl have made my heart swell with joy today!

Now this creation...WOW! Love the PP and adding those 2 chickies is just FAB! How stinking cute is that scene?!?! Loving that wood grain Washi...ohh I could DEFINITELY find uses for that! You rocked this out sister!

Ohh

Emily Keaton said...

This is absolutely genius! Your Chickies look right at home in that tropical scene. And the wood paneling? Awesome!

~Tammy~ said...

So darling and creative! I wish I was there right now too! Warm and sunny is right where I want to be!

Ruza Rebel said...

I LOVE this Amy! Wish I was there instead of in the cold dreary Northern Illinois weather! Such an awesome idea! :)

Gayle said...

Wish I was there, too! Adorable and creative.

Sue D said...

Awesome--love how you added the chickies to this postcard scene and the wood paneling you created.

Lynn said...

How cute! Love how you stamped right on the scenic paper. The chickies are a fave for sure.

elf1023 said...

Love the postcard idea. Those chickies crack me up.

FranTic said...

Chickies are my new thing!!!

Bunnyfreak said...

So clever!!

The Wolverina /// said...

Oh my goodness that is so cute!! Great use of the postcard paper-will have to look for it!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This is such a FUN Card!! LOVE all of the cute details!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

cardsbymo said...

Oh my gosh, your card is genius! I love the vintage postcard look!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Your vintage chickie postcard is SO INCREDIBLY CLEVER, and TOTALLY ADORABLE, Amy!!!!! LOVE it (and its curled up edges)!! And I can't believe that wood background panel is washi tape!! WOW! So cool!!! What an AWESOME find!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

how creative to make a post card..love it.

Heidi H said...

Adorable! Love the vintage-y background. Very cute chickies!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Ack!! This is the cutest card. Absolutely brilliant to stamp and fussy cut the chicks onto the patterned paper. It looks like you created the entire scene! The washi background is very clever, too. I love it!

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