Showing posts with label Denami Design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Denami Design. Show all posts

Sunday, February 10, 2013

February Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog!  I'm one of the stops along the way in Denami's February 'Adorable Animals' blog hop!  

You should have arrived here from the lovely Lisa Elton.  For a full list of participants visit the Denami Blog.

I don't get a ton of time to stamp anymore, but when the chance came up to pull out these little kitty stamps again I couldn't resist!  Here are my cards:
I knew I wanted to group the kitties and use some grey.  I was also wanting to use my houndstooth background stamp (can't get enough of that pattern these days!).  After that it was just a matter of putting it all together.

Like a good stamper, I knew I needed to practice my layout a few times.  The first results didn't sit well for the card I wanted to make, so I decided to dig into my scrap stash.  The gold almost jumped out of the pile at me, so I fidgeted a bit and ended up with a second card out of the exercise!


I really like using animal stamps on textured paper.  I think it adds something nice when I color them in.  I used my colored pencils in the same way I would use Copic markers (including little shadows underneath them).

What do you think, should I add one more kitty to this?

Hope you liked these, or that they gave you some ideas of your own! 

Be sure to leave a comment, as it gives you a chance to win free money to spend in the Denami store!

Who: Anyone who has a DeNami animal stamp!  

When: The blog hop starts on February 10th at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until February 11th, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize)
Why: To be inspired by fun DeNami Design creations and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!
Prizes: 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!    

Your next stop in the hop is: Larissa Heskett!

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Get Well Soon

This is one of the first completed cards I worked on with my new Spectrum Noir markers.  

Overall the markers performed well, and I liked the effect I added with the grey in the leaves.  I'm getting a little better at flowers already!  I want to find some images that are a little larger to try out my hand at foliage techniques, but that will come another day.

The doily die cut is from the Prickly Pear, crushed ribbon and verse stamp from A|Muse Studio, curly label die cut from Spellbinders, and textured green cardstock from Denami Designs.

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Saturday, June 09, 2012

Purrrrrrr---- I mean, ARRRRRRRR!!!!

Ahoy, matey's!  I'm so excited to be participating in my first-ever blog hop!!!

The theme for this month is "Cards for Guys."  If you're hopping along, you should have come here from Jane Smith's blog.  Next up will be Britta Swinderski.  Let me tell you - these are some talented ladies!  If you'd like to start from the beginning, visit:

DeNami June Blog Hop

Without any delay, here's my card!  I used a little hybrid stamping/printing to dress up my kitties for a purrrr-fect card, great for any little pirate!

Denami has some really awesome stamps (amiright??) but I have to admit that when I thought "Cards for Guys" I just wasn't sure what I had in my stash that might apply!  But something in my brain got me thinking about these adorable little kitties...  But how to "guy" them up?  One word: Pirates.

You might be wondering where the kitties found those Pirate costumes... these are just clipart icons, printed really tiny and fussy-cut out by hand.  And the eye patch? A circle cut with a hole punch and snipped, with a marker-drawn band.

I'd also be remiss if I didn't mention how much I LOVE Denami's new unmounted stamps!!  Not only are cling stamps great to work with, they also help with storage!  And in my tiny apartment, that means a lot!

Also, make sure you leave comments!  Here are the hop details:
  • When: The blog hop starts on June 10th at 6 AM, PST.  However, you have until June 11th, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).
  • Prizes: Denami is giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website!  They'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members are not eligible) and they'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!
Supplies I used: Cuddly Cats Petit Fors and Happy Birthday Script (Cling) stamps from Denami; score tape; black/white twine from A|Muse Studio; paper scraps; glue pen. I'd like to be able to show you a picture of my supplies, but I had a visitor:
And he wouldn't leave me alone:
Really wouldn't leave me alone. 
Hope you enjoyed the card!  You should have come here from Jane Smith's blog.  Don't forget to leave comments for a chance to win prizes!  Next up is one super-talented lady, and fellow Minnesotan - Britta Swinderski!!

Friday, April 06, 2012

Happy Birthday!

This card is not a favorite of mine, but a project worth sharing nonetheless.  This started as an attempt to copy another design, but turned into something different.  I do like how the gift box looks in real life - I filled it in using colored pencils on textured paper for a really neat effect.

That's about all I have to say about this one. :)  Sometimes you start with the best of intentions... 

I think skipping the embossing would have made this a little more ok.

Stamped gift box Stampin' Up; verse and stars background are Denami Design; I think the embossing folder is Sizzix; the circle die cut is the scalloped circle die from Prickly Pear Rubber Stamps; eyelet border punch is Fiskars.

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Thursday, March 01, 2012


How exciting!  I never win fun stuff like this...  I was one of the lucky random winners of a $20 gift certificate from Denami Designs!  Each month they host a different themed blog hop.  I've been following for a while - I really enjoy browsing all the creative projects along with my Sunday morning coffee :)

Denami has been around for a  long time - they were one of the first companies to hit the at-home stamping market!  They produce really high quality red rubber stamps (including adorable quad-packs called "Petite Fours!"), and a bunch of cute designs (I love their kitties!).  Their repeatable patterns/shapes are probably my favorite though!

Anyway - the full blog is here:

The hop that I won starts here:

Aaaannnddd: could there be better timing??  The Denami company released their newest stamps on March 1!! That means my $20 goes to some hot off the press NEW products!  Fun!

So tell me - after visiting the site - what should I buy??


Winner! (Again?!?!?)

I can't believe this, but I also won one of the new Denami sets by commenting on one of their posts!  In addition to my gift card, I get the beautiful Birthday set giveaway!  I need to visit a casino this week...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Recent Projects

So I have definitely been out of touch with the blog, but that doesn't mean i haven't been working on a ton of projects!  This is going to be a whirlwind set of posts - so let's get started!

The stamp company Denami Design is one of my favorite stamp producers.  They sell only wood-mounted rubber stamps, though, which means I have really limited what I buy from them anymore - I love the stamps, I just don't have the space!

Anyway - each month on their blog they post a challenge - follow the theme, use their stamps, post your projects.  Easy!  You can see the details here:

I decided to participate this month with this card - it uses a few of the different Denami circle stamps (dotted circle and dotted line circle) as well as that super fun Star background stamp!  I topped it off with a mix of scraps punched in circled, a few random buttons, ribbon, and some sassy cat stamps and verses from The Cat's Pajamass.

I really have to admit that the series of stamps I have featuring this cat may very well be the favorite that I own!  "Sprinkles" (as she has lovingly been named by the people over at Cat's Pajamas) is always full of attitude and just the right amount of attitude.  Love it!