Hopefully, you've arrived here by way of Laurie Willison's blog, Soapbox Creations. 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 all about Tasty Treats!! 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 September 11 at 6 AM, PDT. However, you have until September 12, 2011, 11:59 pm PDT, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).
Why: To be inspired by tasty treats 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!
Well, you may already know that the DeNami Design rubber stamp lineup is just packed with Tasty Treats possibilities. (And if you didn't already know that, you should run, not walk, directly to the DeNami Design online shop to check out all of them!) I mean, there's an entire stamp category in the DeNami web store devoted to just the "Sweet Shoppe" stamps!! How yummy is that???
Now, I am a gal with a mammoth sweet tooth. I don't believe that I have ever met a cookie, cake, brownie, cupcake, pie, candy, or ice cream that I didn't like. And while a small sweet treat is often a highlight of my day, I'm also an equal-opportunity kind of gal. I like the "other" food group, too--you know, the savory one! So I thought that with my Tasty Treats project for this blog hop, I'd pay homage to one of my favorite savory treats (in fact, this is my top pick for a lunch go-with, and I eat it with my lunch several times each week): baby carrots with roasted red pepper hummus. YUM!!
I know, I know what you're thinking: "But hummus is made with chick peas! You're featuring the wrong kind of peas on this card!!" And of course, you are absolutely correct about that. But do you know what color chick peas are? Yeah, I can't describe it either. Whatever color that is, it can't possibly look as good as the beautiful spring greens I used along with the carrot orange on this card. (There's a reason that moms have for years been serving up that old veggie combo standby of peas and carrots at suppertime: it looks great on a plate!) Fab colors AND tasty treats--SCORE!
OK, and the fun part of this card is that it's an easel card (for a great tutorial, see here). So you can open it and stand it up like this:
I just couldn't resist adding a computer-generated sentiment: "PEAS be with you!" printed in the CK Limerick font. I figured this card would be great as a get-well card or for anyone who needs a little
So, in case you are interested, the carrot and pea pod images from the DeNami Veggies Petit Four set played starring roles in this creation, with a supporting role played by the "for you" sentiment from DeNami Everyday Greetings Petit Four set. I pulled out my Stamp-A-Majig to place all those tiny carrots so precisely and brought my cute little veggies to life with colored pencils. That fun peapod-patterned paper comes from the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety collection.
Before you hop off to your next stop on the blog hop, be sure to leave a comment here for a chance at some free DeNami products. Then skedaddle on over to visit the sweet and talented Tammy Hobbs at her Creating Somewhere Under the Sun blog for her creative take on Tasty Treats à la DeNami!
Thanks for stopping by today for a little slice of bliss!
Stamps: DeNami Veggies Petit Four set; DeNami Everyday Greetings Petit Four set
Paper: DeNami Desert Orange cardstock, Mark's Finest Papers white cardstock, scraps of textured green cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety DP
Ink: Versafine onyx
Accessories: 3/4", 1", 2.75" circle punches, scalloped circle punch, EK french scroll border and corner punches, foam tape, half pearls by Queen & Co., colored pencils, white gel pen, stitched grosgrain ribbon from Target's Dollar Spot, Stamp-A-Majig
Techniques: pen stitching, easel card