Archive for 9/1/11 - 10/1/11

DeNami Product Spotlight: Small Jack O Lantern

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Time for a new, SPOOKTACULAR DeNami Product Spotlight!


This little fella was so cute, I decided to make him the star of a spooky, Halloween scene :)



I used the following DeNami Products on this card;
Our lovely spotlight stamp - Small Jack O Lantern

I started by masking a circle on white card stock, then sponging distress ink on the card stock to create the night sky. I stamped and embossed the tree then I cut two circles from green card stock to make the hills. The houses and jack o lantern were also embossed, colored with copics, then cut out. 

I really like how this turned out… so cute, I mean, SPOOOOKY :)

REMEMBER: The featured DeNami Stamp is 10% off for one week!!!

Make sure to see what the rest of the amazing DeNami DT as well as Emily, our guest designer for the Month of September, have in store!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Papertrey September Blog Hop


For my CR84FN post, click HERE.

Another month, another Papertrey Blog Hop


This month, we had this fabulous photo for inspiration…



I took my inspiration from the lines and the colors...


I used square nesties to cut out 3 frames. I cut a chair from red felt and used a yellow button for a pillow :) I thought about putting a sentiment on the outside, then I decided it was better without one. Instead, on the inside I stamped…


Clean and super simple :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! I appreciate your visits :) Happy hopping!

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CR84FN #39


Time for another CR84FN color challenge! 

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone for their thoughtful, supportive emails and comments during our big move. I can't tell you how much it means!!! Also, I wanted to apologize for not visiting blogs that often in recent weeks. With the first week of my new job under my belt, I'm hoping to establish a little rhythm and order to my life so I can get back to my crafty family :) I'll be back, hopping around in no time!

On to this week's fabulous colors!!!


The photos in the gorgeous inspiration graphic come from a couple of different sources; 
- Wreath: Etsy
- Pops: BeauCoup

Fall is just around the corner and these colors are just the perfect inspiration to get your fall on!!!


I wanted to do a watercolor-type effect with leaves using watercolor paper (don't you love the texture?!) and distress inks. First, I spritzed the paper lightly with water. When I figured out that the spritzing made the paper a bit too wet (and thus too little detail and too much watercolor effect), I decided to try a wet paper towel laid over the watercolor paper for a few seconds. This gave it just the right amount of moisture for some detail in the leaves with a subtle watercolor look. I used the rock n' roll technique to ink up my leaves, using scattered straw first then spiced marmalade around the edges. Then I stitched a few cross stitches in the opposite corner for a little home-spun touch :)

Check out what the other wonderful DT members have up their super crafty sleeves;

Marie Oberg (our September guest designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Nami's Birthday Blog Hop!!!

How about some mid-week DeNami FUN!?!?!


That's right! It's the lovely Nami's Birthday and this is a birthday blog hop in her honor!!! If you're following along, you should have arrived here from Paulina's amazing blog.

If not, head on over to the DeNami Blog for the master list of hop participants. 

Happy Birthday Nami!!!

Nami, this birthday card is for you!!! Hope you have the most fabulous day, with loads of fun and love!!!

A cute little chickie for the outside….


And the inside…. Happy Birthday!



Here are the blog hop deets:

When: The blog hop starts on September 21 at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until September 23, 2011, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

Prizes: We are giving away TWO packages of "Nami's Favorite Things" (see below)


Your next stop on this fabulous hop is the blog of the talented Dana!!! 

Hope your able to hop along and celebrate Nami's birthday!!! Happy hopping friends!!!

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Color Challenge: JUGS #102


Annnnd, I'm back :) Before I dive into this post, I want to take a minute to say a HUGE thank you for all the well-wishes during our big relocation process!!! The support was AMAZING - I can't tell you how much it means to me!! THANKS, friends!!! All in all, the process has been as painless as it could have been - our household stuff arrived via the movers 2 days after we landed; it was in really great shape too! That's definitely something to be thankful for :) We start work at our new jobs on Monday!!! Where has the time gone?!

So I'm back in the swing of things! Right in time for a brand new color challenge over at Just Us Girls hosted by our AMAZING Elise!

Such wonderful colors - they're just packed with crafty potential!!!

I am so happy to report that my hubby and I are pretty much settled in our new home. It's a rental but it's perfect (I'll take a few pics a little later and share with you all :)). To make things even better, my craft room is all set up!!! YAY!!!

This is the first card I've created in my brand new space… 


I kept it pretty clean and simple (I know, a stretch for me, right… LOL!!!). I just ADORE these colors!! I had so many more ideas for them but needed just a few more hours in my day…

Anywho, I am so glad to be back crafting! It was great being in a craft room - it felt a bit weird as things are moved around a bit from my previous place, but it was cosy and familiar at the same time. I can see many an hour spent will be spent in this lovely retreat! Hopefully I remembered to unpack my mojo!!!


Back to my lovely JUGheads - make sure to see what the fabulous JUGS gals have for you this week!!!

 Monique Hansen - our September guest designer

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DeNami Product Spotlight: Small Apple

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How about a new DeNami Product Spotlight?!


Do you like apples? How do you like this apple? :)

We're spotlighting this sweet little DeNami apple today. I found the loveliest inspiration photo on Pinterest and just had to use it for my card…


I pulled out the ol' Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamped this bad boy repeatedly on white card stock.  Then I used my Copics to color the apples in a gradient - gosh, I just love a gradient color scheme!!!


I used the following DeNami Products on this card;
Our lovely spotlight stamp - Small Apple


I liked this cute little apple so much I just kept on creating!

I stamped these cuties on patterned paper for some paper piecing fun!


I used the following DeNami Products on this card;

REMEMBER: The featured DeNami Stamp is 10% off for one week!!!

Make sure to see what the rest of the amazing DeNami DT as well as Emily, our guest designer for the Month of September, have in store!

Hope you like my little apple creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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DeNami September Blog Hop: Tasty Treats

Edited to Add: AHHHHH…. sorry this did not post earlier!!! Hope I haven't ruined any fun!


Hope you are enjoying the September DeNami Blog Hop! Before I continue, today is also a day to remember… I can't believe it's been 10 years since so many lives were irrevocably changed by the events of September 11th. It's been both inspiring and terribly sad to see some of the stories of the people affected by the tragedies. Such catastrophic acts of hate but so amazing to see the stories of triumph in spite of it all. Wishing you all peace, love and happiness!

On to this month's most excellent theme is…


SCRUMDIDLIUMPTIOUS!!!

Just to start you off, you should have arrived here from Kristy Smith's fabulous blog.

If not, head on over to the DeNami Blog for the master list of hop participants. 

You'll want to stay on track… leaving a comment on every blog along the way (including the DeNami Blog) gives you a chance to win one of TWO $20 DeNami gift certificates!!!! Another $20 gift certificate will be given to a randomly chosen blog hop participant!


For this card, I used the following DeNami projects;

Your next stop of the hop is Rae Ann Beyerl! I'm sure she has LOVELY tasty treats whipped up for you!

Happy Hopping!!!

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CR84FN #38

For my JUGS post, click HERE.

 

Time for another CR84FN color challenge! 



The photos in the gorgeous inspiration graphic come from A Creative Mint

How fun are these colors?!?! LOVE them!!! They just inspired me to make a fun card!


The lines are created with pink and black twine - I just punched holes an inch apart and threaded craft twine through them. I think this design would be great for a nautical theme too. 

Before I sign off, please help me welcome our lovely and talented guest DT member for the month of September, Marie Oberg from Ink'd Wings!!! Welcome Marie!! So glad you could share your talents with us this month!!! Check out what the other wonderful DT members have up their super crafty sleeves;

We're still unpacking but hopefully I'll be back to my crafty self real soon!!! Thanks so much for all of your supportive comments and well-wishes during the move!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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