Sunday, August 11, 2013

DeNami Design's August Blog Hop: SWEET & SIMPLE


For those of you who are wondering about my new blog name, look, and other exciting news (I MET NAMI!!!  AHHHHH!), check out last week's blog post HERE.


YAY for Blog Hop Day!  I'm so excited about this Sweet & Simple theme because you could do ANYTHING with it!  I can't wait to see what all the talented hop participants come up with today!

You should have hopped here from Deb's blog:  My Craftroom Creations.  Everything she makes is always clean, beautiful, and flawless!  I'm sure today is no exception!  

To start at the beginning, go to DeNami Design's blog.

I was so excited about this blog hop theme because my time has been so limited recently, and I figured "Sweet & Simple" would force me to keep things less complex.  I knew I wanted to use some of the new stamps I bought at the Novi show last week, and I also knew I wanted to use some of the new Memento ink colors I bought there as well.  So, then the question was how to use them all.  I wasn't sure how these colors would look on paper, but rather than taking the time to check them out, I just dove on it!  Here's my card:


I used the gorgeous new Ornate Flourish stamp, leaving the white heart shape in the middle of the card.  I stamped the Ornate Flourish in the new Love Letter ink.  I thought it would be more pink, but it actually turns out almost bright red.  I then stamped the Sending You Love sentiment in the new Teal Zeal ink.  However, the card still needed a little "oomph," as I like to say.  That's when I ran to get the teeny heart stamp.  I stamped that in the Elderberry color, which is a deep purple.   Lastly, I knew the card needed a little more sparkle, so I used the new Ice Blue Stickles (also bought last week) to add some glittery dots in a shade that would match the sentiment ink color. The best part?  This card only took 8 minutes and 45 seconds to make!  WOW!  I'm so proud of that!  Maybe I CAN tackle those 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenges over on Paulina's Blog! Woohoo!

Here's a picture of everything I used for this card:



Thanks for stopping by my blog today and humoring me as I tested out my new stuff!

Next on the hop is Pattie's blog: Paper Silhouettes.  I just KNOW she will have created something FABULOUS!  She always does!  Make sure to leave comments on all the blogs for a chance to win a gift certificate from DeNami Design!

Happy Stamping!
Amy, The DeNami Diva

34 comments:

Diane Kurtz said...

Like the colors!

Deb said...

Wow, Amy! I love how you created your heart using your flourish! And those bits of added sparkle and the teeny heart and the perfect touch! Just beautiful!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool, Miss Lady!! You are sooooo creative!!!

Ruza Rebel said...

Awesome card Amy! Love the colors and how you created the heart shape! :D

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Excellent hop! Thanks for the inspiration. I am a Denami follower and have commented on all the participating blogs! Now that's what I call design!! Love what you did! WOW.

La-Vie B.
Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

Lezerlie said...

Wow! What a creative card! Love how you made the heart shape from a flourish. I'm going to have to try it! The colors are great too!

Lisa said...

Hey girl!! This is one of my fave DeNami sentiments and you've framed it beautifully with the ornate flourish!

Get Inky! Stamps by Blue Moon Creation said...

Oh my Amy! This is such a beautiful card! I love how you used that stamp to create a heart in the center of the card! Lovely! -Thia

Kathleen said...

Fantastic colors!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous masking! Loved how your card turned out!

yoorah said...

Just beautiful!

Sue D said...

Great design and colors!

Camille Short said...

I love this! Love the Stickles - adding a very delicate touch.

Linda said...

Very unique idea! I am the same way feeling like something is missing without a few sparkles!

Auntie Em said...

I really like how you outlined the heart shape with the pretty vines. The little hearts are sweet as a finishing touch!
Thanks for sharing! :)

~Tammy~ said...

I love your design! A beautiful way to frame that sweet sentiment!

Aunt Dee said...

Nice job of stamping. Love how the heart shows so well. great job.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This is AWESOME!! I LOVE your idea and the NEAT Design!! Such a GREAT way to use these stamps!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Stacy said...

Glad you had fun stamping with your new stamps and inks. Your card is really pretty.

Greta said...

What a great idea to stamp the flourish making a heart! I love the memento colors & these look great together--fabulous card!

DisneyGirl0828 said...

What an elegant way to form a heart. Love it! N

Emily Daniels said...

So sweet!! Looks fabulous!!
~Emily
resinjewelry.blogspot.com

cghundley said...

Very nice indeed.
Great use of the
stamp to create
the heart.
Carla from Utah

Tina M said...

Ohhh my word!!!!! I'm stunned speechless at this card, girl!!! Fab does not even cover it!!! WOW, what a unique and fun way to use that stamp...knocked it out of the park on this one little lady!!

Holly Hughes said...

Very Creative! I love how you made the heart out of the flourishes. I would never have thought of that.

Lyne Blodgett said...

Love that stamp - am going to totally have to check it out!

Dana said...

AGHH! Brilliant use of white space Amy! Oh my gosh this is just so so pretty. The heart just grabs the eye immediately. I love the added teeny hearts among the flourishes too. Such a great touch. And the tiny dots of glitter make me smile from ear to ear. Love letter ink indeed. Now who might be receiving this fabulous lovey card...hmmm? I'm curious;)

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful stamping around to leave the heart in the middle. Great colors for a big heartfelt impact. Nice!

Deb said...

I like the hearts on the ends of the swirly things. love Leah

elf1023 said...

Love the way you used that stamp. Very ingenious. Time consuming lining it up tho. Thanks for the idea.

pajaropr said...

Very nice, love the heart shape.

Lisa Petrella said...

Oooo...Amy, this is really cool and totally clever! Love it!!! And hooray for meeting Nami!!! I'll have to head over and check out that post!!! YAY!

Barb said...

beautiful design! i love the intricate pattern balanced perfectly by the 'whitespace' heart. genius!

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