Sunday, May 20, 2012

DeNami Design May Blog Hop


DeNami May Blog Hop


Welcome to the DeNami Design Pretty Pastels May Blog Hop. I hope you are finding lots of inspiration as you've been hopping from blog to blog. If you began at the beginning and hopped along, you've come here fromGreta Hess 's Blog. 

If you came here directly you can always start back at the very beginning at DeNami and start from the top and make your way through all
 31 Blogs participating in today's hop!

Hopefully, you will leave everyone some encouraging words as you stop to look, we all like to know what you like, it and it helps us to know when we are on the right track!

It's been a while since I played around with some new card designs, so I had lot's of ideas once I took a look at what I had to stamp with from DeNami, but it was the pack of Spring Pastels from Colorbok that I picked up recently that really brought the inspiration.


This is where I began. I wanted to do something with each of the shades in the pack. It's been years since I did any paper weaving....so I gave it a try with 1/4" strips through white cardstock. I've cut a scalloped circle and circle with Spellbinders dies. A bow in narrow ribbon to match is mounted under the "Dropping you a note" sentiment stamp stamped with VersaColor chalk inks in Purple Hydrangea. Everything is then mounted on light purple cardstock.

Card 2:

This began with two stamps from DeNami. The sentiment stamp Sending you God's Blesssing and the wheat stamp. In this presentation I have turned the wheat stamp into lavender and have it hanging upside down to dry. I used Zig brush colors to "paint" the flowers and stamp. the back row of plants are directly stamped to the white cardstock. A strip of green cardstock serves as the rack to dry out the lavender, that hangs with a bow of lavender floss. Three plants are stamped and cut out and popped up with stacked glue dots. The white cardstock is punched with an EK Success border punch and mounted on lavender swiss dot cardstock by Bazzil.   



Card 3:

A white narrow ridge cardstock mounted on a light aqua cardstock base. a strip of the narrow ridge cardstock edged with an EK Success edge punch and mounted on top of the bottom edge of the white below creating another ridge. Then laying  a narrow aqua ribbon just above the edging. Using an aqua  dotted ribbon (that I really love)  to "suspend" the greeting box, with the "Dropping you a Note" sentiment stamped in Colorbox's Robin's Egg ink.





Card 4:
I had circles in several sizes that I was playing around with...in the end I kept it super simple using all colors but the pink, so I used the pink to stamp the sentiment "with love" from the Petit Four set PF42 love sentiments.




Were four cards excessive? I hope not, after all, you if you have stuck it out to the very end...shouldn't we try for the finale at the fourth of July fireworks display? Hopefully you feel like you were rewarded for hangin' in and see something you liked!

Be sure to keep hopping on to the next inspired designer with fabulous ideas, remember to drop everyone a note too!
Your next stop on the list is Stacy M.  Go and enjoy the creations awaiting to delight you!

Thanks for stopping by...
andrea

Just to remind you about the details of the blog hop:
When: The blog hop starts on May 20th at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until May 21st, 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!   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!   



35 comments:

  1. Your cards are lovely. I am especially drawn to the first one--love the weaving and the colors you used.

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  2. Wow, wow, wow, wow! 4 wonderful cards--love your style! You've inspired me!

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  3. Wow, you went all out for this blog hop!
    All four cards are so beautiful - yet unique -
    Lovely work!

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  4. Lovely cards!! Excellent work!

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  5. *thud* I was impressed with that incredible paper weaving, but then my jaw dropped open at the "wheat" stalks being hung upside-down to make drying lavender! Brilliant! Good grief you mean there's more? *chuckle*

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  6. wow, these are all so stunning! i love the weaving...and then the lavendar bunches drying...and then the rainbow dots...what a beautiful set of cards!

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  7. Pretty, Andrea! I love the weaving - haven't done much of that in a while - I may have to do some again!

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  8. Andrea, you do beautiful work. The weaving on the first card is just stunning! The way you did the lavender . . . with some popped and some stamped directly on the card - beautiful! The simplicity of the "dropped note", with that gorgeous bow! And then the pastel circles! It's all beautiful!

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  9. The first card really catches the eye. It is a great card. I love the modern garland paper punching on the second card. Isn't that a great punch set? The dried lavender is such a cool idea. All of your cards are just wonderful!

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  10. My jaw is on the floor. Your cards are magnificent. I especially love the weaving on the first card, but also love the simplicity of the 4th card.

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  11. I love all your creations. You do awesome work.

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  12. Wow, what a great group of cards! I really love the woven technique on that first one!

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  13. Thanks for sharing your fabulous cards Andrea, love your paper weaving on the first...PRETTY!!!

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  14. Love all the cards you made. Each one is unique and pretty. Why stop when you are on a roll. Great job.

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  15. Wow--all your cards are beautiful. Your weaving on the first card is really creative.

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  16. Andrea! You outdid yourself with just the first card, but it sure looks like you had fun with this blog hop with all your amazing cards!

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  17. I really like the lavender card with the white diecut border strip---very lovely!

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  18. You really had a lot of fun playing with the pastel colors! All of your cards are so pretty...especially the first one! :)

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  19. These are great cards! Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

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  20. Wow, you brought me back to the good ol' days with the first card! And I just can't believe how gorgeous all of these are! You were one busy, crafty lady and it shows that you had a LOT of fun! ;D

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  21. Paper weaving! I've never tried that but will have to give it a go now!

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  22. All 4 of these cards are amazing! The paper weaving is AWESOME! I'm going to have to try that!

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  23. Wow! Andrea, four cards?!? I love all of these, hard to pick a fave, but my eyes keep scrolling back to that fourth card! Love the pastel rainbow hues and your designs are great! So impressive!!

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  24. Dang, for awesome cards! Each one pleasant, pretty, pastel, and perfect! :)

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  25. Oh my, you could have a little blog hop all on your own! I love the paper weaving on the first. Very pretty.
    The second with the hanging lavender is precious. Very clever to turn things upside down!
    The third and forth ones with their CAS designs are so pretty. Great work! :)

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  26. Oh my, you have been a busy crafty bee! Four cards that are all fabulous? Great job, Andrea! That first card with all the colors is my favorite. :)

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  27. WOW, all of your creations are just amazing! The first card just take my breath away...how genius! And speaking of genius, turning the wheat into lavander...ohhh my!!!

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  28. All 4 are lovely cards. Card #3 is my favorite, though.

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  29. I love all of your cards but my fav is card 3. Great job!

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  30. Not one, not two, not three, but FOUR fabulous pastel DeNami cards?? You have outdone yourself!! Each and every one of these is just FABULOUS! You had so many clever ideas. And each one showed off your use of pastels perfectly, too!! Thanks so much for sharing all of these awesome creations!

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  31. I really love all your cards, but that paper-woven card is AMAAAAAZING!!! WOWZA!

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  32. Stunning.....wow!

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  33. WOWZERS, Andrea!!! You have been a busy crafting bee!!! All 4 of these cards are AWESOME!! I especially LOVE the weaved pastel pattern on the first one and the CAS design on the last one!!!

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