Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Have you ever had an idea for a card and when you tried to put the idea on cardstock you thought you were crazy?  Well that was me with this card.  I got the idea a while ago that I wanted to see if I could create a word like Joy or Noel with the Ornamental Vine stamp from DeNami.  When I saw the theme for this challenge I was excited to put my idea on paper.  I used the Water Lily stamp to create a poinsettia for the O in Noel (for a tutorial on how to do that go here) and then used my trusty Stamp-a-majig to do the rest of the work.  It took a while to get it just right but I am pleased with the end result.  I used Versmark to stamp the Ornamental Vine on the poinsettia and the background for a subtle finishing touch.  I won these two stamps awhile back from my friend Lisa and I am having so much fun with them!  Thanks for the blog candy Lisa!  Maybe one of these days I will use these stamps in a traditional way ;)  Thanks for stopping by!

I also wanted to enter this card in the Wee Memories challenge this week.  The theme is anything goes.  Sweet!  I love that theme!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

DeNami Bloghop-Gift Wrapping

 It's that time of month again.  I love the DeNami Bloghops!  You should have arrived here from Tammy's fabulous blog.  If you got lost along the way you can always go back to the DeNami blog and get back on track.  This month's theme is gift wrapping.  It can be a tag, gift wrapping, bags, ect.  Because of the timing the first thing that I thought about was Christmas/Holiday wrapping, but I have to tell you a little secret, I'm kind of tired of doing Christmas themed projects.  I know gasp, how can I say that!  I have been doing so many projects for family and friends that I wanted to change it up a little.  I am always in need of gift tags so I thought I would create a couple for this blog hop.  I used the Ice Cream Chickies, which I haven't had a chance to ink up yet, and the Cupcake Tower.  I cut the tags with my Silhouette, added some sparkle, and some fun baker's twine, and voila!  These were really fast and fun to make.  I think I will be making more in the future to add to my stash.
Thanks for hoppin' (I mean stoppin') on by!  Now you are off to Linda's awesome blog!  Happy hopping!