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

Sunday, June 12, 2011

DeNami Fabulous Frames Blog Hop

Welcome to the DeNami Design Fabulous Frames Blog Hop!

DeNami June Blog Hop

Hopefully, you've arrived here by way of Ruza Rebel's blog, Ruza's Craft Corner. 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.)

This month's blog hop is packed with ideas for making or using frames, all in conjunction with fabulous DeNami stamp images, of course ;) !! 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 June 12 at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until June 12, 2011, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

Why: To be inspired by beautiful frame 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!


Ready to get going? Then check out my 4.25" x 4.25" DeNami Fabulous Frame card:
Thanks to winning a DeNami challenge in May, I recently acquired the fabulous and, as Paulina tells me, very popular Decorative Crest Circle stamp. This frame stamp is SO versatile! Pair it with some pretty patterned paper, pop in just about any sentiment in the center, and you've got a quick and easy card for almost any occasion! Dress it up, dress it down. Make it fun, make it serious. Doesn't matter!! This frame stamp can handle it.

Are you drooling over my background paper? Yeah, I was too when I won this as part of a Webster's Pages 4" x 4" vellum sampler pack on the Simon Says Stamp Blog last month. So pretty and detailed, it's a shame to cover it up! Webster's Pages designs are an easy way to get a collage-y, vintage-y, layered feel without a lot of work or a lot of layers. The perfect lazy crafter's product!

Let's see . . . details? I kept it to a minimum (see paragraph above.) Of note: the ruffled ribbon rosette I made. So easy! I basically followed this tutorial. The ribbon I used wasn't stitched ribbon, so my first step was to add a running stitch along one edge with my sewing machine. My ribbon is narrower than the ribbon in the tutorial, so my flower is flatter. But I love it just the same!

OK, I'm scanning my checklist . . . and that looks like everything I wanted to cover!! Be sure to comment here for a chance at some free DeNami products before you hop off to our next Fabulous Frames Blog Hop participant:


A member of the DeNami design team, she always has some creative DeNami goodness to share! Go give her some love. :)

Thanks so much for dropping by today to check out my little slice of bliss!
Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps: DeNami Decorative Crest Circle
Paper: cream CS, Webster's Pages Vellum Fun Pack, SU baja breeze CS, Neenah natural CS
Ink: SU baja breeze, Versafine vintage sepia
Accessories: 2.25" and 2.5" circle punches, sewing machine, grosgrain ribbon, foam tape, mulberry paper roses
Techniques: machine stitching, handmade ribbon rosette

44 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is all types of gorgeousness!!!! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!

wendyp said...

beautiful color combo and card!!!

Pam Wendt said...

*gasp* This is SO PRETTY! Love the Webster's Pages paper (one of my new favorites!) and you've combined everything together so beautifully - the cocoa ribbon and rosette flower, the lovely colors of your crest and sentiment, the teensy mulberry rose accents, and your FABULOUS finishing zig-zag stitch - lovely! :o)

Joyce said...

So elegant and love the subdued colors.

{Chrissie} said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful card!!! The stitching on the edges is the perfect finishing touch! An amazing card - thank you for the inspiration!

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

Yay, you pulled out your new stamp! You did a great job showcasing it, Emily! Love the stitching you did on the edges, and that ribbon rosette is gorgeous!!

Marisa said...

Fabulously done, Emily! Love the ribbon flower and your stitching around the card.

Sue Lelli said...

Emily, YOU are one lucky girl to have won that FAB stamp AND that gorgeous paper! LOVE the flower you made! GORGEOUS card GF! OOOH LOVE your new blog pic. Have I told you that already???

Michele Gross said...

Oh wow!! I love this so much! Absolutely gorgeous :)

Karen said...

Beautiful and elegant! You did a great job!

Heidi said...

What an elegant card! I love your DP, and the ribbon roses are beautiful!

Ruby said...

Ooh this is fab Emily! I just LOVE your ribbon rosette too! Thanks for the link to the tutorial :o)

Andrea M said...

OH Emily. Be still my heart!!! That brown ribbon flower is AMAZING! Love the DP and the crest frame! What an inspired creation! GORGEOUS!

Karen McAlpine said...

Oh yes, I love the paper! Love the way you used this image too. Great colors.

Beverly Montez said...

Emily, this card is beautiful!
I love everything about it and that rosette is perfect!

wearestampers said...

So pretty Emily! Love the webster's paper! The colors are all so lovely, and a fabulous ribbon rose!!
Pam

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Emily! Love that gorgeous patterned paper and the fancy ribbon flower!

Lillian Child said...

So very lovely, Emily!

Anita said...

This is a beautiful card Emily. That paper and your flower are gorgeous.

Linda R. said...

This is gorgeous Emily.. I just love everything about it right down to the stitching..

Hugs, Linda

darkchami said...

That paper is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the tutorial for the ribbon flower. I haven't made one yet, but I want to.

scrapalajen said...

Emily you sure are a very crafty & lucky lady to win all those challenges. Your card is gorgeous.

Amy Smidebush said...

This is so elegant and lovely! I just adore that Decorative Crest Circle stamp, and you made it shine in this creation!

julieodil said...

That background paper is WOW!

Julie Koerber said...

ooooOOOoo... this is so pretty Emily! Very classy layout and color scheme!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful flower and love the stitched detail.

Lisa said...

just beautiful...super job!!!

Carol said...

Love the stitching! Beautiful card! Great job!

Moira said...

What an elegant card! The DP is perfect with the stamp and your flower is great!

Karen B. said...

Oh my, I might be drooling. Your card is so beautiful!

Benzi said...

Beautiful, Emily! Looks as if you've had some nice wins that really made for a great card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lucky! You won Webster's Pages?? Wow. THose are my faaaave papers. I own some and barely break into them, they're that gorgeous. I LOVE your card! The paper goes so well with your DeNami stamp, and love the addition of stitching and flowers, too.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lucky! You won Webster's Pages?? Wow. THose are my faaaave papers. I own some and barely break into them, they're that gorgeous. I LOVE your card! The paper goes so well with your DeNami stamp, and love the addition of stitching and flowers, too.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! I love the PP and the flower you added, with the ribbon drawing your eye to the lovely sentiment. Great job! ;D

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS card, Emily! I LOVE the way you used the Decorative Crest Circle stamp!!! And that vellum background is BEAUTIFUL!!! And I LOVE the stitching and flowers too!

Kristy Smith said...

What a gorgeous card Emily!!! I love that stamp and the PP! I always love seeing what you create!!! The flower embellishment is fabulous too! Great work!

Glenda J said...

Really pretty! Love the stitching & the decorative crest circle!

Rae Ann said...

What a great idea to use the crest circle for your frame. I love the vintage feel of the card. It is so pretty!

Tina Milbourn said...

Beautiful...the colors...wow, love it!

Lisa R. said...

Wow, very pretty! Love the paper and stitching. Great flower, TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

Perfect stitching! The flower looks so tight too- nice job! Michelle @ you are glowing!

Tanya said...

Drooling over the paper???...oh my heck, I'm drooling over your entire card!!! What a beauty!

Nicki S said...

SOoooooo pretty! I love the brown and blue together...stunning!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Emily! I love your stitching and the ribbon flower. On a side note, can you believe I just figured out how to zigzag stitch on my sewing machine? :O