Wednesday, September 15, 2010

DeNami Blog Hop Cuddly Critters

welcome to the DeNami Design blog hop! every stop you make on the way is featuring some of the cute cuddly creatures that everyone seems to love, including me! so let's see what's going on...

if you're following along, you should have come from Anne Harada's blog, and now you're here! if you didn't start at the beginning, you can go back and start at the DeNami blog here!

i hope you're having as much fun as i am as we look at all the lovely creations that DeNami lovers have made :D so here we go, on to my cuddly creature project!

i was thinking of using a 'spring' chickie, but couldn't come up with a solid idea, so i switched gears and pulled out the cutest little snow chickie... he seriously makes me smile :D

i tried to make things a little vintage-y and i pulled out some Cosmo Cricket papers. i also tied a few ribbons together--satin and seam binding/ aka crinkle ribbon.

you can see i made a matching envelope (decorated both the front and back with some simple borders and ribbons) and i think it adds a ton to the project...

this card is completely in non-traditional 'Christmas' colors, but i absolutely love it! a few flowers here, some glitter there, oh! and don't forget the bling! :D

alright! thanks for stopping by today, i hope you have fun... be sure to hop on over to Teresa E's blog, and see what loveliness she's created!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

i love you x2!

okay, you remember yesterday? super quick post and multiple cards (in different colors)? yeah?

well... same thing here :D

yeah, i was on a roll when i perfected this design... the tags + ribbon + button = too cute to only make one card! :D


here we have the same basic idea, except that you can't really see the stamping along the bottom strip of the orange card stock... there are little hears like the yellow one on the tag, the filled heart is from SU! and the outline is from PTI's Tiny Treats set. (same with the sentiment and the circle frame.)

oh, and if you didn't catch it yesterday, i'm kinda addicted to pleated paper as a new border strip. i think it's pretty sweet :D

thanks for stopping by, and also for your lovely comments... they sure cheer me up when i get back from a long day at school (or the pool!)

hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

beautiful blushing dahlias

really quick post today! hope your week isn't hectic like mine... i've been at school SOOO much this week and last getting all prepped for school--things are coming together in my classroom, but i still have lots to do.

here are some cards featuring PTI's Delightful Dahlia set... i used some of the flowers and leaves as background on the bottom of the card, and then stamped them on the tags that i tied off with ribbon and buttons!

i also used MM Girlfriend paper (the pink polka dots) and pleated the paper to create a fun border strip along the bottom...

i think that if you follow my blog at all, you know that i like to make multiples of the same design/ card so that i have something handy when the need for a gift or card arises... these were made for those 'just in case' times :D

thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments... it's so good to hear from you! i'll do my best to post again this week, but no guarantees as i'll probably be trapped at school--hehe :D