Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Cards

Here are 3 holiday cards I made with the Seasons Tweeting & Poinsettia X-Mas stamp sets from Denami Design.  I also made cards with MFT Pure Innocence Snow Day, Penny Black Mimi's Christmas set and the Unity Winter Wishes stamp.

But first is an upclose of each Denami card.

Card #1 - I layered DCWV Christmas cardstock on red cardstock; white, with Tweets, on top of gold patterned paper, on top of green patterned paper.  Used copic markers to color in the tweets, added stickles to the hats and ornaments on the tree, and used a gold gel pen over the ornament hook and tree base.  Instead of coloring in the stars I used Darice Self Stick Gem Stars.

Card #2 - The base of this card is Archiver's burgandy cardstock.  I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder on Paper Studio tan cardstock.  Cut a hole inside the top of the card then used Tim Holtz's Barn Door Distress Ink over the card.  The greating and tweet where stamped on white cardstock w/Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and I used a clear emboss powder to give it more punch.  Then I fit the greetings behind the hole and adhered to the card, colored the tweet with copic markers and used stickles on the hat.

Card #3 - The base of this card is Archiver's christmas green.  I stamped the Poinsettia stamp onto white card stock, colored with copic markers, and then used Tim Holtz's Barn Door Distress Ink over the card.  Stamped Seasons Greetings onto white cardstock and used a Creative Memories corner punch.  Also used the punch on burgundy cardstock then attached the greeting .  Attached white ribbon (scrap), then adhered to card, and 1/4" pop dots were used to attach the greeting.  Add a Sandylion Essentials poinsetta sticker, and presto we're done.

Here are the other holiday cards I made.

The first one I used the MFT Pure Innocence Snow Day set.  Cardstock is DCWV Christmas and Paper Studio, and colored scrap for the hat and scarf.  Colored girl with copic markers and used stickles for the snow and tassels on the hat.

The next card was made with Penny Black Mimi's Christmas set, and the Seasons Greetings Denami stamp.   DCWV Christmas cardstock and Archiver's christmas green cardstock.  Stamp was colored with copic markers and I used stickles for the white part of the hat.

For the last card I used the Free Winter Wishes Unity Stamp.  The penquins are digi, colored the penquins with copic markers, used a Creative Memories border to create the trees with White Chalk and then I added snowflakes with stickles.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these holiday cards I created.  Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday ...

Today is Cyber Monday and my husband got me a "Netbook" as an early x-mas gift.  I've been needing a new laptop for some time now. 

Once I get all the software I need installed I will upload some of the holiday cards I created using a variety of stamps ... Denami, MFT, etc.  I've already addressed the cards, now I have to mail them.

Thank you for visiting today! 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Baking

No crafting today.  Baking holiday desserts to take to in-laws for Thanksgiving.  We have Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fudgelike Brownies, Cakelike Brownies, and some Cappaccino Mousse.

Wishing you a Healthy & Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fun Day working on Tags for Denami's Blog Hop

Today, in between shopping and playing with my daughter, I started working on the tags for Denami Blog Hop next month.  I'm excited to be a part of the BH for the first time.

I pulled out some scrapbooking templates from 10+ years ago, started tracing and cutting.  So far I have ideas for about a dozen tags.  Don't know how many I'll finalize before the Blog Hop.  Stop by on December 12th to see what I've created.

Have a great day!

Monday, November 22, 2010

DeNami Sketch Challenge #5

Here is the second card I created for the challenge ... Hello

Products used:
  • Cardstock:  FSC Primary Green, Yellow, Red, and Light Green (scrap paper)
  • Stamp:  DeNami Hello
  • Ink:  Copic Markers
  • Tools:  Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Double Loop Punch, Red and Green Stickles
Hope you enjoy my creation.  Thank you for stopping by.

DeNami Sketch Challenge #5

DeNami's New Sketch Challenge was created by Ayana.  I made 2-cards.

Here is the first card ... "Happy Mother's Day".

Products Used ...
  • Cardstock:  Archiver's Dark Green (Item #6061559), Paper Studio Tan and Olive
  • Stamps:  DeNami Brushed Rose Bud and Stampendous Mother's Day (L223)
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, and Distress Ink Barn Door
  • Ribbons:  Basic Grey Self Adhesive Ribbon Doilies - Black, and American Crafts Premium Ribbon (93051)
  • Tools:  EK Success Real Estate Sign Punch, Adhesives and 1/4" Pop Dots
Hope you like my creation.  Thank you for stopping by.

DeNami Design Blog Hop

We have had SO much fun with our blog hops these past few months! This month, we wanted to open to the hop to even more DeNami friends, so we chose a broad theme. You could create birthday tags, Christmas tags, everyday tags....let your creativity run in this FUN blog hop!

Anyone who has a DeNami stamp! It can be birthday, everyday, Christmas... Be sure to let your DeNami blog friends know about the hop!

The blog hop starts on December 12th at 8 AM, PST. However, you have until December 13, 11:59 PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

To be inspired by fun DeNami Design creations and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!

We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!

We'd love for you to show your excitement about the upcoming hop by adding the badge to your blog sidebar!

My first blog ...


This is my first time blogging. I am a newbie. 

I have visited and commented on different blogs.  They are so many awesome blogs out there that have to do with cardmaking.  So I decided to create my own blog because I enjoy making things, especially cards.  I've been submitting them for challenges and for publication. 

I've had a lot of fun with the challenges, and was recently spotlighted in the "Theme Challenge - Fabulous 3 Spotlight" by DeNami Design Blog. 

I enjoy all of the challenges I've entered and plan to spotlight my designs on my blog. 

Hope you enjoy my creations.