The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Sunday, May 8, 2011

DeNami Girlie Girl Blog Hop

Welcome to the DeNami Design Girlie Girl Blog Hop!

DeNami May Blog Hop

Hopefully, you've arrived here by way of Debbie Marcinkiewicz's blog, Simple Treasures. If so, you are on the right track! If not, you'll want to head over to the DeNami blog to start the blog hop at the beginning. (And remember, if you get lost along the way, you can always head over to the DeNami blog to get pointed in the right direction.)

I am super excited to be participating in my very first DeNami Design blog hop today! I first discovered the ultra adorable DeNami stamps at the beginning of the year. (But DeNami Design is no new kid on the block. These delightful stamps have been around since 1989. I know, where have I been???) As soon as I discovered DeNami, I started hopping along with the monthly hops to check out the awesome eye candy DeNami customers and design team members create. Before long I had won a $20 gift voucher to put toward my first DeNami purchase (and, yes, I went *way* over $20 on that order. I couldn't help it! There are SO many fun stamps to choose from. It took forever for me to make up my mind.) And now, for the first time, here I am among the blog hop participants. Yay!

So, here's the deal. Today's blog hop is brimming with ideas for making Girlie Girl cards and projects using DeNami stamp images! Hop along for some great inspiration and comment along the way for a chance at some free DeNami products! Here are the details:

When: The blog hop starts on May 8 at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until May 9, 2011, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

Why: To be inspired by beautiful girlie creations featuring DeNami Design stamps and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!

Prizes: DeNami is giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to their website! They'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random blog hop participant (DT members not eligible) and then they'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!


OK, enough of the chit-chat. Let's meet today's DeNami Girlie Girl card:

When I started thinking about my girlie-girl DeNami card for this hop, I couldn't decide whether to go sophisticated-girlie or frilly-girlie. In the end, I went "uptown" for some girlie sophistication. My focal point is the fabulous DeNami Solid Decorative Crest. Of course, my uptown girl theme dictated lots of sparkle and bling (supplied by stick-on rhinestones and Sparkle Writer glitter glue). And how much more girlie could I get with hot pink? (Balanced with the cool sophistication of lots of never-out-of-style black, naturally!) I have a {bad?} habit of saving ribbons and tags from product packaging to re-purpose in my paper projects, and this card is no exception. My pretty hot pink sheer ribbon was rescued from some luscious locally made whoopie pies. The color was perfect!

Well, I think that wraps up my girlie girl card. (Details may be found at the end of this post.) Be sure to comment here for a chance at some free DeNami products before you hop off to our next fabulous Girlie Girl Blog Hop participant:


WAIT!!

One last thing before you go: Are you a girlie girl who just can't get enough of hot pink? Does your heart go pitty-pat at the thought of a classic black and pink color combo? Are you gaga over grosgrain? Then have I got a {slight} detour for you!! Be sure to check out my Pink and Black BLOG CANDY before you continue on with the DeNami Blog Hop. I think you'll be glad you did!
(Blog Candy drawing closes at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Winner will be announced on May 11.)

OK, what are you waiting for? NOW you can continue along on your hopping way!! Go visit Heidi.

Thanks for checking out my little slice of girlie girl bliss!
Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Solid Decorative Crest from DeNami Design
Solid Paper: snow storm smooth 100 lb. card stock from Mark's Finest Papers; basic black and rich razzleberry card stock from Stampin' Up; melon mambo textured card stock from Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: Uptown Girl DP collection from The Angel Company
Ink: melon mambo from Stampin' Up

Accessories: 3" scallop circle punch from EK Success, 2.5" circle punch from Stampin' Up, 2.25" circle punch from EK Success, 2" circle punch from Fiskars, adhesive rhinestones and half pearls from Q & Co., Sparkle Writer glitter glue from Studio G, foam tape, BowEasy, rescued sheer ribbon from whoopie pie packaging

49 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Your card is so stylish, love the ribbon on the card.

Mandi said...

I LOVE the colors, and the sparkle. Great card!

Andrea M said...

You did uptown girlie right, GF!!! This is so sophisticated and elegant!!! WOWZAS!! I love that decorative crest and the colors are AMAZING!!! Emily, this is STUNNING!!!! Great take on the challenge! We're so glad you could join us for the blog hop!!! Hope you are enjoying Mother's Day!

Glenys said...

Nice!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I love the direction you took with your card. You showed us how awesome black & pink go together. Very dramatic, and I LOVE IT!!!! ;D

Christine Zani said...

very classy - thanks for sharing!

Pam Wendt said...

The decorative crest is one of my favorite stamps, and you showcased it beautifully in this lovely, sophisticated, girlie-girl card! Love your colors and all those stripes and sparkles! :o)

Karen B. said...

You've certainly achieved sophistication here for sure, what a gorgeous creation!

Karen McAlpine said...

I know! Aren't DeNami stamps just the cutest!! Love your "uptown" card. Great recycle with the ribbon.

Marisa said...

Love the elegant look to this card, Emily. Great colour combo and the touches of bling are perfect. Happy Mother's Day!!

Kimberly said...

Very cute card! Love the colors and stamps you used! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ta Da! You came up with something ultra-sophisticated, Emily! I remembered (too late) that I was going to look up your new DeNami goodies and help you decide which way to go. Well, you managed something gorgeous on your own! And I, too, save tags and ribbons ALL the time, from other places and packages. You are not alone! Glad you finally got to be in a DeNami Hop. :)

Heidi said...

Love the black and pink combo - and the bling :). Such a pretty card!

Amy Smidebush said...

Ooooooooooh, I LOVE this card! Great choice to go with sophisticated uptown girlie! This is a stunner!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is lovely Emily - I love the bold stripes and all the bling you accented the decorative element with. Off to hop some more...
~Meredith

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness Miss Emily!!! That stamp is one of my favorites!!! tfs!!!

darkchami said...

I love it! It's girlie girl with pizzaz!

Denise said...

Hadn't thought of putting the black and pink together like that. Such a girlie - girl card. Bling is always good.

Bonnie said...

I love this hot pink & black combination and that stamp is so elegant! I hope you've had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Carol said...

I love the colors! So girly! Great card!

Amy said...

Emily, I recognized the pattern paper immediately! I used to sell TAC and this was my favorite collection! Such a great girly card!

Shirley said...

Love the sophisticated uptown feel! Beautiful card with just the right amount of bling!

june lanum said...

love those colors

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fabulous card, Em! I hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day with your kiddos! :)

Julie Ranae said...

Emily...it's so great to have you on the hop this go-around...your card is really beautiful. That's one of my favorite stamps for sure!

TammyGtaz said...

Very cute!! Love the colors!!

Karen said...

Beautiful and elegant! I love the color choices too. Great job!

Candycat said...

I LOVE this stamp of DeNami's and your colors are exquisite together...the ribbon wraps it all up, doesn't it? Love this card! You go, girl. You are onto somethin' good!

Annette Holleger said...

Congratulations on joining the blog hop. This is a beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and bling! SO pretty.

wearestampers said...

Very pretty Emily! Love the pink and black! Forgot to say Happy Mothers Day in my other post!!
Pam

Carol Hartery said...

I love the card that you created and I love the way you write! Fun, fun, fun!

NatQuebec said...

very nice card :-)

...:::Paulina:::... said...

This card is so chic and girlie, Emily! You did such a beautiful job- you know I'm such a sucker for pink things! :)

So happy you were able to join us for the Girlie Girl Blog Hop, and that you finally were able to pick up some DeNami goodies!

Glenda J said...

Great colour combo on this really pretty card.

rhogan18 said...

Very pretty, elegant card. Love the color combo and the crest stamp.

Ruby said...

Great to see you on the DeNami blog hop Emily, I hope you've enjoyed it! Love your card and that ribbon is fab!

{Chrissie} said...

Beautiful card! I love the color combo you chose!

Tambo said...

very pretty colors and great ribbon! tfs Tami

Nicki S said...

This is stunning Emily!! So glad you got your first stash of DeNami stamps--warning though, they are addicting!! ;-) Glad you are part of the hop this time too! Great colors in your card and very elegant!

Rae Ann said...

Love the sophisticated-girlie choice. The crest looks so great dressed up with all that bling.

Lisa Petrella said...

This is so classy and super chic!!!! LOVE the focal point you created with the Decorative Crest!!! And way to go repurposing that ribbon----it's PERFECT!!!

Laurie said...

Emily this is so pretty! I love the colors! So glad you hopped with us!!

charli said...

love the card!

Linda R. said...

Such a fabulous card.. Love it!!!

Hugs, Linda

Emily Leiphart said...

Your card is gorgeous, Emily! I love black and pink together. I don't have any DeNami stamps yet but you are doing some enabling. ;) I still remember the last DeNami card you made!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Oooh Emily...so elegant!

Benzi said...

Emily, that paper you're using is awesome and what a pretty crest image. Rescued ribbon...it is perfect and sooooo pretty!!!! You little, recycler, you.

Kathy Mc said...

Fabulous ~ love your style. Sheer bliss!