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!