Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Denami Designs New Collection Has Arrived!

Denami Designs released their new Fall collection today. Let me tell you, one stamp is cuter than the next! Check out the their new products, and enter for a chance to win some fabulous giveaways at

Thanks, Denami Designs!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Yesterday was my mom's birthday, and we spent a nice day together as a family. To celebrate, I made her this card using my new Close to My Heart set, Paradise, and my SU inks and papers. I hope this year brings you nothing but the best, Mom!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Denami Designs Theme Challenge #2

Who wouldn't love the theme of summer splash? When I first started thinking about this challenge, I was a little disheartened about the fact that my sand castle is my only 'summery' Denami Designs stamp. Staring at my stamps for days didn't make any new 'summery' ones appear, but it did inspire me to use the masking technique to make it seem as though this little monkey is putting the finishing touches on the sand castle he built. Thanks to my daughter for letting me raid her seashell collection from Fort Myers, Marco Island, and Sanibel Island! And thanks to Mom and Dad for bringing us there!
Stamps: Denami Designs Sand Castle and Single Monkey and a palm tree from Michael's $1 bin
Paper: SU Real Red, Whisper White, and Green Galore
Ink: SU Basic Black, Stampin' Write Markers, and SU Watercolor Pencils
Other: seashells, twine, random palm tree charm, and Sugar Coating Glitter

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I created this card for the Wee Memories Challenge #10 entitled In Stitches. The challenge was to incorporate any kind of stitching into my project. I dug through all of my old cross-stitch supplies to see what I could come up with. (By the way, I haven't cross-stitched one bit since I started all of my scrapping and stamping - Oops!) I "borrowed" my daughter's Denami Designs Cuddly Pals Puppy as my main image/inspiration. Too, too cute! I didn't have any of those clever Bazzill stitch templates, so I created my own. I borrowed images from my computer, printed them on cardstock, cut out the images, then traced/pierced around the "stencils" in (hopefully!) regular intervals to create my own templates to stitch. My favorite part of this card is the pup's rhinestone tag on his collar. Woof!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Denami Designs Product Challenge #02

Happy Monday! For their latest challenge, Denami Designs was generous enough to give each of the participants a free downloadable favor template. Thank you! After much deliberation, I decided on the small gift bag. Adorable! I went with a pansy theme for my favor. I used Denami's pansy stamps and filled the favor bag with pansy seeds. As an added bonus, my recipient will be treated to a removable book mark. Those giant paper clips bring me back to my teaching days. They were all over my grade book, teaching manuals and stacks of graded and ungraded papers. Enjoy!
Stamps: Denami Designs Single Pansy and Pansy Sprig
Paper: SU Lovely Lilac, Lavendar Lace, and Whisper White
Ink: SU Basic Black and Stampin' Write markers
Other: Michael's ribbon, SU Crystal Effects, Pop Dots and punches

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

EBTKS Challenge #16

I made this card for the Everything But the Kitchen Sink Challenge. At EBTKS they create fun and unusual challenges using common household items. This challenge called for the use of nail polish. How clever is that? Sorry, Mom, and sorry, Denami Designs, I cheated on both of you...for this challenge I used my Close to My Heart stamps. The cherry blossoms just screamed for pale pink and dark pink nail polish. I stamped the large cherry blossom in Chocolate Chip ink, then "painted" it with a pale pink, shimmery nail polish. After it dried, I "painted" the center with a darker shade of polish. I then cut it out and popped it up on my branch. I dotted the center of each of the small blossoms with some polish as well. Enjoy...and dream!
Stamps: CTMH Aspiration
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink
Ink: SU Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, and Chocolate Chip
Other: Michael's ribbon, Pop Dots, and my daughter's nail polish (Thanks, Sydney!)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Monkeying Around!

I was so excited to get the adorable Denami Designs monkeys for my birthday last month. I just couldn't wait to make this year's Father Day cards with these guys. Are they too cute for words or what?
Stamps: Denami Designs Swinging Monkeys and Denami Designs Peeled Banana
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip and Green Galore
Ink: SU Basic Black and Stampin' Write Markers