Monday, September 20, 2010

Sketch Challenge #4 at DeNami Design!

Today is sketch challenge day over on the DeNami Design blog. DT member Sherri chose a great sketch for us this month. I decided to stick with my Halloween theme and make a quick card featuring DeNami's sweet Jack O'Lantern Trio and Polka Dot Background stamps.

I created my card todaywith Denami's white, black and amethyst cardstock . Using the Polka Dot Backgound stamp and some Black Onyx Versafine ink I stamped a strip of orange cardstock from my stash and layered it on the black cardstock. Then I stamped the Jack O'Lantern trio on white cardstock that I cut out using my spellbinders oval die and then layered it on a piece of amethyst cardstock that was  cut out using the spellbinders scallop oval die. Using Copic markers YR18, YR68, YG03 and G07 I was able to quickly color in the pumpkins. I popped it on the polka dot strip with some 3M tape and then added some buttons from the new Harvest Boutique Buttons. Rounded two of the corners with my corner rounder and VOILA... a quick and easy card!

Have a happy week and thanks so much for stopping by!

Laurie :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Places please......

Happy Friday my friends! I hope you had a good week. I have been super busy at work thus the infrequent posts lately, but I know you will all forgive me..... you're the BEST!

On to my project..... if you happened to see the featured product this week on the DeNami blog then you will know where I got the inspiration for my project today. If you didn't get a chance to visit then I have a few pics of the original project that was posted. The featured product is the Halloween Petit Fours. They are just too cute aren't they?

This would make a great Halloween party favor or hostess gift. I sandwiched York peppermint patties in between the scallop circle pieces that I punched out using my Marvy 2" scallop circle punch. For the image on the lid I used DeNami's new Small Jack O'Lantern stamp and the Medium Dot Circle Frame.

I thought it would be fun to make some coordinating place cards and put them in a decorative box. I used the Jack O'Lantern Trio which is quickly becoming on of my favorites. I grabbed some ribbon from my stash and added some buttons from the new Harvest Boutique Button collection.

Check back on Monday for DeNami's sketch challenge featuring a fabulous sketch from DeNami DT member Sherri.  I will be posting a coordinating card that goes with this set. 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Hugs and Smiles,

Laurie :)

Additional Supplies Used:
Cardstock: White, and Black Cardstock (DeNami) Orange(SU)
Spellbinders-Classic Scalloped Oval Large
Small Scallop Die (PTI)
Tin: Michaels
Ink: Memento Black
Copic Markers: Y16, Y68, G07, YG03
White Box: Creative Imaginations

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cuddly Critters Blog Hop....

If you are coming from Jo Valderama's blog you have come to the right place. This is my second post for today. Make sure to scroll down to my first post and see the DeNami's featured product this month. If you are participating in the Cuddly Critters Blog Hop welcome to the fun!

I created this card using DeNami's cute and cuddly Chickie w/Heart Balloon. I think this stamp is so sweet.   I used DeNami's red and white cardstock along with the Medium Dot Circle Frame stamped with Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I colored the heart balloon in with Copic marker R29. Of course I had to cover him with DeNami's Citrone Sparklet Glitter to give him that cuddly, furry chick look. :)

I love DeNami's Scallop Circle punches and so I used the 2" and 2 1/2" punches to create a layered look. I highlighted my card using some white opal liquid pearls by Ranger and some red/white check ribbon that I found in my stash.  Last but not least, the sweet sentiment "You're on my heart" that truly states the feeling expressed in this card. (Sigh) :)

Your next stop on the hop is Annette Holleger's blog. Have a wonderful time!!!!!

Laurie :)

Featured Product At DeNami!

Hello Everyone! It is featured product time at DeNami and this month it is DeNami's new Halloween Petit Four set. This set is so darn cute! I decided to create some gift tins for some of my fellow workers and this set fit the bill.

I stamped the Petit Four Halloween images onto DeNami's white cardstock with black memento ink. Then I outlined the image with the Medium Dot Circle Frame. I punched the images out with a 1 3/4" circle punch and then adhered them to black and orange scallop circles that had been punched out using the Marvy 2" Scallop Circle punch. Then I sandwiched a York Peppermint Pattie in between 2 scalloped circles to create a cute and yummy treat.

Gotta love those peppermint patties..... in fact I am eating one as I write this post. Mmmm.... The stamped image on the top of my tin is the adorable Small Jack O'Lantern. I used a tin that I had purchased at my local Michael's that stores 4 patties nicely.

Using a little orange/black polka dot ribbon from my stash I tied a bow and glued a black button to the center.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and don't forget to hop over to the DeNami blog today to check out what all the other designers have created.

Hugs and Smiles,

Laurie :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's Time For Another Color Challenge.....

Yes, it's time for another color challenge over on the DeNami Design blog. The super creative DT member Michelle chose the great color combo above.

I haven't used my large umbrella stamp lately (probably because we have had a dry, hot summer here in the Midwest) so I decided to get it inky. :)

Make sure you hop on over to DeNami's blog to get the all the deets! Have a good week and a safe holiday weekend.

Laurie :)

Supplies Used: All DeNami unless noted otherwise
Stamps: Seeds/Drop, Lg Open Umbrella, Heard You're Under The Weather, Polka Dot Background
Cardstock: White, Magenta, Black
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Raspberry Fizz(PTI), Copic Markers RV17, RV04, C3
Other: Oval cutter(Creative Memories) Scallop Oval Large(Spellbinders), Diamond Stickles