Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Graduation Owl

Paulina's graduation card she posted over on the DeNami blog today is ADORABLE isn't it? Funny enough, I had this little guy ready to post today. Not only the same theme and simular layout, but even the colors! I just needed to add a little green ;)  What's that saying...the great minds think alike????? Stop over there and see the video on how she created her cute little owl graduation card!

It's officially graduation season and I need to get busy...I have a few people I know graduating from a whole slew of things, beauty school, kindergarten and college. I've managed to get one done...
Unfortunately I don't own the ohh so adorable Graduation Owl, however I do own the cute little owls stamp set and the new graduation cling set so it was easy to come up with something close. I wanted my back ground to look like the old primary school writing paper we all used in school and was easily able to create it using the basic borders cling set.

Don't forget, you still have a little time to enter our very first monthly challenge here at DeNami Addict! Just click the link on the sidebar for all the information.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think....good or bad....or even better - what would you have done differently??...crafty minds wanna know!

The paper Players challenge #97

Hey there everyone, today I have another challenge card that I've made.  This one is for The Paper Players challenge blog. This week they have a sketch for us to play with...
Here's my take on this little sketch...
I used black, teal & cream cardstocks along with some black sheer ribbon from DeNami. The large teal panel as well as the the 2 cream panels have been dry embossed with a "words" folder. The scallop circles were punched out with a 2 1/2" & 3" Marvy punch and stamped with the DeNami Decorative Crest Circle stamp. I used the new thinking of you cling stamp for the sentiment and framed it using the Mini Solid Filigree. To finish it all off I added a little color using a Tombow marker and sparkly bling.

Don't forget, we here at DeNami Addict are now hosting our own monthly challenges. Just click the link on the sidebar for all the information!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Retro Sketches #13

How was your holiday weekend? Hopefully ya'll aren't in a bar-b-que sauce induced coma this morning ;)

I just wanted to pop in with a little card I made up over the weekend for a challenge over at Retro Sketches. If you have been following me for very long, you know I puffy heart making and using sketches! This little challenge site was brought to my attention recently and I'm excited as I can be!!
Here's what I came up with...

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think....good or bad....or even better - what would you have done differently??...crafty minds wanna know!

Friday, May 25, 2012

velum cherry blossoms

I was thumbing through a Papercrafts magazine (it was the recent one on tools) and came across a card that just...I don't know, just spoke to me. Has that ever happened to you? It sounds a little crazy doesn't it, lol. But I just fell in love with it and couldn't wait to make my own version.

And now the current Lawnscaping challenge gave me the perfect opportunity!

Here's what I came up with and there is a ton of heat embossing both under and on velum....
I started off with that gorgeous iridescent aquamarine cardstock. I know it's thin, but with the layers on the front and the layers I put on the inside (a black panel with a white panel on top) it's plenty stable. I started off making the card base and added a black and iridescent pearl panel. On a piece of velum I heat embossed some butterflies and a small grouping of cherry blossoms then fussy cut them all out. On a panel of velum I heat embossed more cherry blossoms across the left half. Using a Tombow marker, I added a little color to all of the flowers. I placed the fussy cut flowers and a few butterflies on the Iridescent Pearl panel, then, after inking the edges of the velum panel, I wrapped the grosgrain ribbon and adhered it. To finish it all off I added the remaining butterflies and a flat bow.

Don't forget that we are now doing a monthly challenge right here on DeNami Addict. This months theme is "garden" and you don't have to use a DeNami product if you don't have one. Just click the link on our sidebar for all the info.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think....good or bad....or even better - what would you have done differently??...crafty minds wanna know!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Polka dots

I'd like to start out this little post by welcoming Stacy from Sweethearts and Sweettarts and Barb from Kinsale Creations to our little DeNami Addict family! These ladies are mucho talented and super sweet! Wendy and I would like to thank Stacy and Barb for showing their support of our little blog by placing our blinkie on their blogs! Remember, if you'd like your blog featured...just grab our blinkie :)

Today, I have for you a little card that I made for two separate challenges...

ColourQ had some seriously yummy colors to play with

The Paper Players theme is one of my favorite things...Polka Dots

Here's what I came up with...

I just love how simple and clean this turned out.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

friends, blinkies, challenges and butterflies....

Whew, I think my post title says it all! I have a long post for you today...just so many things I want to talk about!

DeNami Addict
 First off, did you notice the little tab that says "DeNami Addicts" at the top of our page?  We thought it'd be great to spotlight friends that support us by featuring our blinkie on their blog. If you'd like to be featured, just grab our blinkie (code is under the blinkie tab) and let us know. Today we welcome Greta, from GG Creations. She recently started her blog and has started joining in on the DeNami Design blog hops. We'd LOVE to add all of you as a friend so be sure to grab our blinkie!! 

Did you get a chance to check out our very own challenge here at DeNami Addict?? The theme is "garden" and you don't have to use a DeNami product. We'd LOVE for you to enter and have a chance at a great prize!! Submissions are due by June 11 at 11:59pm pst.

Last but not least....
I have kind of a long story for you that leads up to todays card...I was playing with the new gusseted bags that DeNami Design has started carrying and came up with what I thought was a cool idea. Paulina, from DeNami is so amazing and inspiring that I immediately thought of her weekly tutorials and how one of her uberly talented design team members could surly do one on this cute little project. I took some pictures and sent an e-mail. I was just so happy that she loved it. I told her she was welcome to the idea and that I was sure a team member would do a great job. Never in my life did I think for a minute that she'd use exactly what I had made and put my name all over it!! I'm so dang flattered, amazed and humbled! Paulina posted my little tutorial this past Friday, I hope you had a chance to visit the DeNami blog and check it out. There is so much inspiration and trendy fun on their blog that I make it a priority to visit every morning!
Wire tied treat bags
Well, I decided that I couldn't have a cute little treat bag and not have a matching card....
This is my first attempt at a ruffled's harder than I thought! I guess I don't have the gene that allows me to be random! I ended up redoing it several times before I got so frustrated I finally gave in, lol. I just can't get enough of DeNami's new butterfly collection. Aren't they just simply YUMMY???

I want to send a HUGE thank you to Paulina & everyone over at DeNami Design and to the commenters for the love I received with my tutorial. Here it is several days later and I'm still just so overwhelmed!! Don't forget that they have a tutorial almost every Friday...I can't wait to see what the talented Design Team comes up with next!

chilly chickies

Ohh my goodness, this past weekend went by way to fast. I was busy busy busy, but did manage to make a little card that I had been wanting to make for the on going sketch challenge over on the DeNami blog.
I was excited to use my new love, strawberry freeze iridescent cardstock! Also I am finally using the new ice cream cone that I just hadn't gotten around to pulling out....
I was going to add a little ribbon tab on the side with a colored staple, but changed my mind. I just couldn't resist using those adorable ice cream scooped chickies. I mixed old with new for my background also...decorative borders 1 and the mini cherries. 

Did you notice all of the texture on the cone itself? After fussy cutting it, I ran it through a crimper then added the champagne glitter. Speaking of glitter, did you see how glitter-tastic my cherry is? I have to give credit to Paulina Nakamura for my button treatment. I've seen her layer her buttons and have been waiting for just the right card to come along!! I just love, love, love the effect!

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think....good or bad....or even better - what would you have done differently??...crafty minds wanna know!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Garden Challenge Inspiration honor of the current Garden Challenge  we have in progress here at DeNami Addicts (Have you entered yet? You haven't? Well you should 'cause the prize is just simply AWESOME...just sayin' - so go ahead, click the link so you can get the details.  Got 'em? - so you are gonna enter - yes?),  I couldn't help but pull out my ol' faithful daisy stamps.  Y'all know how much I *heart* those stamps.  I decided to take a little of the old and add it to the new and came up with this little number....

And you know anytime I use a flower stamp - the little teeny lady bug tends to make an appearance.  I am nothing if not predictable - HA!  So go enter (if you haven't already) Tina and I simply can't wait to see what Garden Ideas you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by,

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think....good or bad....or even better - what would you have done differently??...crafty minds wanna know!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pretty Pastels Blog Hop

It's that time again, time for the Denami Blog Hop and this time the theme is Pastels....actually PRETTY PASTELS to be exact - and really when are pastels not pretty.

If you are following the hop in order, then you should have arrived here from the talented Andrea Matthews.  For this hop I decided to pull out one of the chickies from the newest release.  I haven't had a opportunity to use this little cutie so I thought it was about time (or it could be at the time I was making my card I was dragging and sort of jonsing for a cup of java).

I used the CL-C91 (Coffee Cup Chickie), PF09 Espresso Petit Four Set, TR12 Sweet Treat Block Set, and the Hello stamp from the PF26 Assorted Greetings set.  And of course I had to add a little glitter to the chickie.

Now comes the fun part (as if getting loads of eye candy from the hop wasn't enough), Comments - we as blogger always love comments but when it comes to the hop you can love comments too - because Denami is giving away 2 - yes 2 - $20 gift certificates to random commenters on the hop! Woot!  So leave me comment love and who may get some back!

Now to continue along the hop - next up is Pam Wendt.  Can't wait to see what she has for us today.  Happy Hopping!

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think....good or bad....or even better - what would you have done differently??...crafty minds wanna know!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tuesday Trigger - colored layers

Hello everyone :)

Have you ever noticed how sometimes a trend takes on a life of it's own? Well a certain little color palette seems to sure have! I just see it everywhere these days!! It's so fun and bright, can't say as I blame people for falling in puffy heart love with it....
I haven't had time to enter challenges on other sites lately but have made myself a promise to start making that a priority because I really do enjoy it! The yummy picture above is for the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxi Fab World. I just love Cath's quirky take on the world and her choices for trigger items! The stacked cookies made me think of layers, so here's my take on it....
I just can't get enough of DeNami's Spring Garden stamp makes great background paper!! Well that's all I have for the Moxi Fab Challenge, but I have some other info I want to catch ya'll up on.  I want to remind ya'll that our first monthly challenge started this past Monday and runs through the 11th of do not have to use a DeNami product, but if you have some, I'd sure love to see it cause I'm always looking for new ways to use my coveted collection! DeNami Design is sponsoring our challenges with a gift certificate so if you don't own any of their fab stamps yet, this could be a great opportunity to start that collection!! And lastly, did you see today's post over on the DeNami Design blog??? I'm a tad embarrassed...I made a little photo tutorial and told Paulina to keep my name off...the little snot didn't listen, she's so lucky I really like her, hehehe!! ;)  I guess I have to own up to it now, hunh? So if you have a minute, stop by there and see my tutorial!

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think....good or bad....or even better - what would you have done differently??...crafty minds wanna know!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chickies, flowers and butterflies...

Chickies, flowers & butterflies, ohh my! Can you ask for better elements on a card?

I have been super busy with life and working on all the new and exciting things I'm going to be bringing to you here on the blog that I hadn't had time to enter DeNami's current sketch challenge *GASP*!!

 I finally got a few minutes of free crafty time and came up with this little guy...

I started out layering golden tangerine & lime cardstocks onto a chocolate base. Now I normally use this color combo for fall, but the white cardstock and vibrantly colored butterflies really brighten up the whole color scheme and make it quite "springish". I made the background paper using the new Spring Garden set and shaded the butterflies using green with yellow and pink with orange for a fun look. I used an orangish yellow color and chocolate for the little flowers and used Momento's Pear Tart ink for the teeny swiss dot.  The chickies hand/paw/flipper thingie ;)  is paper pieced because I wanted to add dimension. I was trying to show that it's "wrapped" around the flower stems...hope I achieved that. I finished it all up by adding a couple of butterflies from the Fancy Flutters set, a little twine, a boutique button and some bling.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think....good or bad....or even better - what would you have done differently??...crafty minds wanna know!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Denami Addict Challenge #1 - Garden

Welcome to our very first DeNami Addict challenge!! We here at DeNami Addict are super excited to be able to host a monthly challenges. Our challenges are being sponsored by none other that the wonderful...DeNami Design
The weather has warmed up and spring is in full gear so we thought we'd celebrate by  breaking out our flowers & leaf stamps. We can't wait to see what you create!

I think I passed up spring and went straight into summer! I used the following DeNami stamps and products; F153 Flipflops, F152 Sending You Sunshine sentiment, E86 Small Bold Hibiscus, J95Medium Bold Hibiscus, K49 Bamboo Shoot, PF01 Classic Leaves Stamp Set, DeNami Design cardstock, TW004 Summer Twine, BT10 Tutti Fruitti Buttons

Isn't Paulina's creation the most adorable card you've ever seen? I just love this little scene. You can find all the info on how she created this little cutie on her personal blog, Pretty Pink Posh.

Aren't these red tulips to die for? Wendy out did herself for our first little challenge...I just love how vibrant they are! She used #CL-GD005 Garden Accessories set, #CL-GD003 Spring Flowers set & G98 Mom sentiment

I just love how elegant Emily's creation is...simply beautiful! All the info on how she created this stunner can be found on her blog, My Little Slice Of Bliss.

Lisa's creation is so bright and fun and the way she used the green twine to represent grass is so unique! All the info on how she created this little cutie can be found on her blog, Bellalistonia.

For this challenge, there is only one requirement:
1) Create a card/project based off of the theme.
You don't have to use  DeNami stamps or other DeNami products, but if you have some, we'd sure love to see them!!
Upload a photo of your card or project to your blog OR if you don't have a blog, you can upload your card to an online gallery (i.e.,, etc.) then come post the direct link / url to your photo in the link widget box below. Please do not leave your links in the comments section.

After the challenge ends, we will select one person who created an honor worthy creation to be featured as a "Top Chick ". In addition, one of these lucky people will win a $15 DeNami Design online gift certificate!

Challenge ends Sunday, June 10th at 11:59 PM CST.

Add a link to your project(s) created for the DeNami Addict theme challenge #1. Your name and an image will appear below.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Big Winners Are Announced!!

Hello everyone!!
Boy, the past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind for us here at DeNami Addict!! We've worked closely with the wonderful gals over at DeNami Design to get everything in line for our giveaway and upcoming challenges! We are still just over the top about our new blog design and all the new changes and exciting things we have in store for all of you.

Well, enough of my excited ramblings, I know you’re anxious to see the winners of our giveaway we had here on the blog and on our DeNami Addict Facebook page. So, with further ado…..

The winner of the Facebook $10.00 DeNami Design gift certificate is:
Michelle Dicken

The winner of the blog $30.00 DeNami Design gift certificate is:
Heidi H.

 Congratulations ladies!!

To receive you prizes, please E-mail Paulina, with DeNami Design at
She will take care of everything and send you your online gift certificate code via E-mail on Monday.

I'd like to thank everyone for stopping by and participating in our little giveaway and send a big THANK YOU out to the gals at DeNami Design for sponsoring our prize packages.

Now don't forget, I'll be back here bright and early Monday morning to announce our first ever DeNami Addict challenge!! You're not going to want to miss all the fun!! A few of the Design Team gals from DeNami Design were gracious enough to make up samples for our little challenge and the inspiration from these gals is over the top so mark your calendars!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It's almost over....

Hello everyone!! What a beautiful day we are having here in St. cooled down to a wonderful 65 degrees and the sun is shining brightly. Now if only I wasn't stuck in this office...

I just wanted to pop in to remind ya'll to leave a comment on Monday's post if you haven't yet. Today is the last day for our AMAZING giveaway here and on our new Facebook page!!

Don't forget to stop by DeNami Design's blog today...there's a brand new product spotlight!!

We are very excited to bring you all of our exciting new changes and I'll be announcing the giveaway winners right here Friday morning...hope to see ya'll here soon!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

New, fun and exciting things are a commin'....

Hello everyone! Boy do we have some fun and exciting things to share with our fellow DeNami Addicts!

DeNami Addict

First off, I’m sure that ya’ll have noticed our new “look”. This ohh so cute chick-a-liciousness has been brought to all of us by none other than the very talented, Paulina & Beka of DeNami Design. We can’t thank them enough for all the hard work they did to spruce up our digs…but I’m sure the chocolate covered strawberries we sent them was a good start! ;)  

We would also like to announce our new Face Book page!  We will try to keep you up to date on all the fun DeNami Design and DeNami Addict happenings so make sure you stop by there and give us a "like"!! I want to take a moment to give Paulina props for making our Facebook page look so adorable too. I'm tellin' ya, those gals ROCK!

Along with posting our DeNami inspired creations like we normally do, we are going to add a few new features to the blog that you're not going to want to miss.....

We are going to have a monthly “tips & tricks” segment, where Wendy and I will share little tidbits of helpful information that we’ve picked along our journey in card making. Who doesn’t like a handy tip to make life easier, right?

 Our other exciting news is that we are going to be hosting a monthly challenge of our very own!! We will be sponsored by DeNami Design, of course! They have generously donated a prize package for our winner each month. The DeNami Addict challenges will start on the 2nd Monday of the month and run until the 2nd Monday of the following month. Don’t forget, DeNami Design also has a monthly challenge that runs from the 1st Monday of the month till the end. That’s two full chances to win an awesome DeNami Design gift certificate every month!!

As if all that isn't enough, we have another surprise to share with you. When Paulina & Beka overhauled our little blog, they created us our very own blinkie!! I mean, seriously, how KOOL is that?!?! We thought we’d share the love with ya’ll and offer our blinkie to you other “Addicts” out there. Just click on the blinkie tab at the top of the blog page to get the code. Not only are we sharing our little blinkie, but when you place the blinkie on your blog be sure to let us know about it, we would love to highlight your blog under or DeNami Addicts tab!  We thought it would be a great way to introduce you to a few new DeNami friends.

We are just tickled to death about where our little blog is headed and are trying to bring some new and exciting things to you gals. If you have any suggestions as to what you’d like to see on the blog in the future, please send us an e-mail to

Well, I've saved the best for last, as the saying goes...

To celebrate all of our good news and upcoming changes, DeNami Design has generously offered up a $30 gift certificate for a random winner!! What an awesome way to help us celebrate!!!

To enter to win, all you have to do is leave us a comment on this post telling us what your "addiction" is. You have until Wednesday, the 9th of May at 11:59 PM (Pacific time).

Ahh, but I'm not finished yet....along with this wonderful giveaway, starting at 5am Pacific time, we have a 2nd giveaway for a $10.00 gift certificate on our new brand new Facebook page!! All you need to do is "like" us and leave a comment on the gift certificate picture status/post telling us what you love about DeNami Design. Again, you have until Wednesday, the 9th of May at 11:59 PM (Pacific time).

I'll announce the winners right here on Friday!!

Remember to check out the DeNami Design blog (new things are posted daily!) and don’t forget to enter a challenge…or two, can’t wait to see you there!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

bright & fun Mother's Day card

Hello everyone! Today I have another Mother's Day card for you. I decided to brighten it up a bit this time around by using my favorite DeNami cardstock color...magenta.

Gosh, ya just can't help but love the new spring line can you?? Nami outdid herself with all of the flower options!!!

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think....good or bad....or even better - what would you have done differently??...crafty minds wanna know!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Flowers for Mother's Day

Can you believe it's May, I mean where has 2012 gone already?? That means Mother's Day is approaching fast. Hmm, time to start thinking about designs....

I stamped the border upside down and put the punched edge at the top...was thinking they were kind of like little clouds that way. To make the grass, I used a couple of different shades of greens and a couple of different stamps...the mini grass stamp and the stems from the new Garden Flowers cling set to make it look less uniform and more like random grasses.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think....good or bad....or even better - what would you have done differently??...crafty minds wanna know!