Sunday, October 13, 2013

DeNami Design's October Blog Hop: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Blog hop! Blog hop!  What a treat!  Look at cards and crafts so neat!
Hoppity hop from blog to blog!  Leave your comments all along!
You might even win a prize!  Wouldn't that be a great surprise?

Gotta love Blog Hop Time, and I love this Happy Halloween theme!  I'm sure we'll see all sorts of cute & spooky projects! 

You should have hopped here from Emily Keaton's blog.  She's a blog STAR and super talented!  
If you need to start from the beginning, go to DeNami Design's blog.

As for my card, it requires a little bit of background info.  I have become obsessed with foxes. Like SERIOUSLY obsessed!  It all started back in June, I think.  My boyfriend and I were driving along a wooded road when I spotted a scrawny li'l fox trotting along the side of the road.  I immediately said, "Bryce, it's a fox!  Can I keep him?  Please?  PLEASE?  He's so cute and gingery!  I want him!"  Bryce very patiently told me no and explained that the cute li'l fox would eat our cats. However, ever since then I like to tease Bryce and ask for a fox.  "Can I get one NOW?"  "Well, once we have a fox..."  "I can have a fox, right?"  He always responds with an exasperated chuckle and a firm, "No, Amy.  We're not getting a fox."  Well a month or so ago, I discovered the viral video "The Fox" by Ylvis.  Watch it HERE.  It is my new obsession.  This song is HILARIOUS, and it fit so well with my fox obsession.  So, on a recent trip to IKEA, Bryce and I found fox stuffed animals, and guess what?  He bought me one.  My wonderful boyfriend finally bought me my very own fox:

So, needless to say, I'm still obsessed with foxes.  I recently was looking at a catalog for a fancy paper store, and BAM! They had a whole page of fox goodies:  

When looking at this page, I got inspired to make my blog hop card!  Look at those cute fox place cards!  Even better, check out that awesome fox mask!  Wait...a fox mask?!  Maybe a DeNami chickie could wear a fox mask!  BAM!  Idea fully formed!  So, I used an Imaginesce clear acrylic fox stamp and combined it with the large chickie stamp, and here is our little trick-or-treater:




I used several other DeNami stamps to create the Halloween themed background, and who doesn't love a little bit of May Arts ribbon across the middle of a card, am I right?  

Here's a close-up of my foxy chickie:


By the way....DeNami Design powers-that-be (I'm looking at you, Nami & Paulina), can you PLEASE have a fox or several foxes in your next release?  PLEASE?!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my fun li'l fox/chick.  He sure makes me smile!

Next up on the hop?  Oh, boy, you are in for a treat:  Dana Seymour's blog.  Dana is my blogging idol.  I am so in awe of her.  She's flawless, in my mind.  She's gorgeous, funny, sweet, and I'm pretty sure she has more talent in her left pinky toe than most human beings have.  I am not exaggerating when I say she is a card-making GENIUS.  I adore her.  I'm amazed by her.  I want to BE her when I grow up.  She's a rock star.  Pure and simple.  Can't wait to see her creation! Let's hop on over, shall we?

Happy crafting!

Amy, The DeNami Diva


If you have any questions regarding stamps used, feel free to ask!  All stamps EXCEPT the fox (Imaginesce) are DeNami Design.

30 comments:

Deb said...

Amy, your commentary has me cracking up! My 6 year old daughter loves to sing the fox song. The fact that you created a fox mask for your chickie is brilliant! Awesome card!

Denise Luscan said...

You are a funny girl and your fox card is perfect! Lucky for you they are so trendy right now and easily found in many collections! Glad I found your blog...left me smiling!

~Tammy~ said...

Too funny! Very creative! Thanks for sharing your story!

Barb said...

omg Amy! this is adorable and sooo creative! i love seeing your inspiration from idea to end result...awesome result that is! love it!

Laura Turcotte said...

LMAO! this is too darn cute!!!!!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Ummmmmmm.......this card SERIOUSLY ROCKS, girl!!!! :)

CTgirl said...

Your card made me smile, a BIG smile, a giggle I think! It is super cute, great background too!
Loved your story and I' so glad that you at last got your fox. VBG
Hugs
Rene

Ann Kulseth said...

Love the mask - that little chickie is pretty popular!

Lezerlie said...

What a foxy chick! Great idea!

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! Love the fox mask!
I had a stuffed animal fox when I was a kid. Named him Lopki. Took him everywhere. He fell in the bathtub more than once...

Valou ALLARD said...

Very beautiful card.

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


Excellent hop! Thanks for the inspiration.

La-Vie B.
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Iris said...

Great card - your foxy chick is a hoot!
isoscia at aol dot com

terry said...

LOVE your creation! Okay. I also have a big FOX thing going on. Haha So this was wonderful to see! Thnks for the sharing of your fox-chickie card and the vid link! Both were great.

Lisa Petrella said...

Great story and super clever and adorable creation, Amy!!!! I hope Paulina and Nami take you up on the idea of releasing a fox or two next time around!!! I, too, love those little critters!!

Sue D said...

I like your foxy chick--very cute and clever.

Camille Short said...

Grand card!

Auntie Em said...

Love this cute little mask on your Chickie! So creative. The background is perfect. :)

Lisa said...

Hmmmmm....now the REALLY IS a fox in the hen house LOL!!! Super cute and creative Amy!

cghundley said...

Your fox mask chickie
is wonderful! How fun
for you to make.
Carla from Utah

Emily Keaton said...

I love that sweet fox mask you gave Chickie! This card is so creative as well as super sweet. :)

Ruza Rebel said...

Super FUN girl!!! Love how you gave the chickie a costume!! Awesome job!

Emily Daniels said...

How adorable!! I love the fox mask!!

Linda Monroe said...

This us so gosh darn clever!

Tina M said...

I said in in a text message and I'll say it again...That's one foxy chick!! hehehe I just couldn't resist (again) *snickers*

Pure genius my sweet friend, pure genius!!Cutest chickie ever :)

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! loving the AWESOME design!! Such a Neat Halloween Treat!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Amy, what a fox your chickie is! This is such a creative idea - well done!

Heidi said...

Fun story! So glad you finally got your fox :). And adorable card - love your creative dressing up of the chickie!

Greta said...

You are too funny! Glad you finally got your fox (self preservation for Bryce, I imagine--LOL) Your card is so creative & adorable!

Brenda in IN said...

Just found your blog today and I love your take on foxes and the little bikini you put on the other one. I hang out at Papertrix once a month or so. Wishful Thinking, the stamp store down the alley, has moved right next door to them. I love the store. I did not know that chickies are DeNami stamps. They are adorable. So nice to "meet" you.