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

Sunday, September 11, 2011

DeNami Tasty Treats Blog Hop

Welcome to the DeNami Design Tasty Treats Blog Hop!

DeNami September Blog Hop

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 peas peace spread his or her way. :)

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!
Emily

Card Recipe:
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

63 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Emily, oh my goodness is this ever so adorable and I love your easel card! I love all the bright and fantastic colors too!

Georgie Horn said...

You're very clever! And, you made me hungry for some hummus!

Tina M said...

Ohh how cute! I just love it :)

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a great project, with a wonderful sentiment! TFS =)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Emily this is darling. Love your layout. That must have been some feat getting those carrots down so perfectly....you are super woman for sure!!! lol Love it.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Chari M. said...

Very cute! Nice to see some veggies as tasty treats, (although I'm sure some non pea & carrot lovers might disagree) Very colorful card and I love how you colored the veggies!

Barb said...

omg, i love this! only denami could make carrots and peas look this adorable! your card is great emily! :)

Efrat said...

Amazing card, both the colors and the design. TFS.

Wendy aka Cheeky said...

So glad you paid homage to the "other" food group *snicker*

Love the colors on this card and the background, and the theme....oh wait - I just love this card!

~amy~ said...

Emily, this could not be any cuter!!!!

Carol Hartery said...

Your card is absolutely amazing. I cannot imagine how long it took to create it. Incredible.

Tenia Nelson said...

so so cute!!!

Pam W Merwin said...

WOW! I love the your colors :-)Such a great design!

Dana said...

Incredible card Emily! So clever and well laid out.
I love my veggies and hummus and just recently started making dessert hummus too to satisfy my sweet tooth in a healthier way. You should try it!

Michele Gross said...

LOVE your little carrot frame!! Oh this is too cute! :)

Laurie said...

What a fun design! This is a beautiful card! I love hummus too! A great snack!

Rochelle said...

Hey! Veggies can be sweet treats too! Love it!

Lindsey Wood said...

Adorable card! I love the sentiment and design!

Patricia said...

What a nice color combination. Very unique card. I love it!

Auntie Em said...

Hi Emily! Love your sweet little veggie card...I think savory is as good as sweets too! And I am so glad you didn's use chickpea colour...Humus good...Humus colour, disgusting! :D
Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great weekend! :)

Karen said...

Very cute! Love the color combination. Great job!!

Lisa R. said...

Love easel cards! Great job with the medallion , TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Lisa Petrella said...

All of those peas and carrots are so cute!!! Super fun layout and awesome color combo too!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....what a sweet little veggie card...too cute

Tanya said...

All I can say is WOW!! What an amazing, gorgeous, detailed card!

Kimberly said...

Cute! Love all the veggies! Thanks for sharing! Kimberly

Heidi said...

Love this! The color combination is perfect, and your coloring is fantastic!

Amy Smidebush said...

Oh my goodness, this is AWESOME! I love the bright colors! Great corner details and embellishments, too! So creative!

Linda said...

Colors and cute ideas! Wow! Just a lot of fun!

Glenda J said...

Loved that you used veggies! So clever and creative. Such a fun and bright card!

Linda R. said...

What a fun and bright card. And your right what color are chick peas.. Hope you are getting back to normal after your long vacation.. I am still so jealous.. I would love to do that someday..

Hugs, Linda

Linda Monroe said...

I love that you ventured away from your sweet tooth to give some love to these veggies. Very nice card.

Rae Ann said...

Love how the carrots look when stamped in a circle! You made veggies look so cute!

Brenda Lee said...

I love it. This would be perfect for my mom who loves to work in her garden.

Anita said...

A lovely card Emily. Very pretty image and I love your papers and layout.

Debbie Carriere said...

Emily, this is fantastic!!!! Love the colors and the wonderful focal panels with those colored carrots!! Great card, love the easel style too :) I, too, love roasted red pepper hummus and carrots!!!

Kristy Smith said...

Emily, I love your Easel card! Those colors are just so beautiful -- how great! And the stamping is so precise! I just adore my stamp-a-ma-jig too! Great work! =)

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

What a sweet card! Love your color scheme, and how you used the carrots & peas! ;o)

Charlene said...

Great colors it really looks like a plate of carrots and peas

Jennifer Lobdell said...

Wow! This is a darling design! Love your colors! I can imagine this design for many other cards too! TFS!

Carol said...

What a darling easel card. Love the colors you used. It reminds me of Forrest Gump: "Me and Jenny were like Peas and Carrots." I love that movie as well. Thanks for sharing.

Wolverina said...

Wow I really love the design of this card! The carrots going around, just beautiful! And I love the easel card design! Thank you for the link with the tutorial, I am excited to try one out. :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a cute easel card- I love the image- too cute! I have missed stopping by- love your cards!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is super adorable, Em! I just love the green and orange! :)

andrea said...

Miss Emily, I surely do love your easel card...been using them a lot myself, but I absolutely love your use of half pearls to support the easle fold in the upright position!!!

Suzanne Bier said...

Such a sweet pea (and carrot) card! I like the idea of using the pearls to help the easel card stand up!

Brelan said...

Love the colors and how the card stands up.

laceyrane said...

I love the peas and carrots.. this is cute. tfs

CreativeJeaux said...

I love the green peas!

Benzi said...

And, 'Peas be with you', too. LOL
What a super post and wonderful easel card, Emily! Hey, I have a mammoth sweet tooth, too...unfortunately. :-)

Scrapalajen said...

This is soooooo cute! LOVE LOVE IT!

Sue Lelli said...

Emily, I am probably the only reader you have who has NO CLUE about hummus! LOL! LOVE your easel card! A LOT of thought went into this PRETTY!

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

Oh my word, Emily, this is ADORABLE! I love the carrot frame- NEVER would have thought to do that! Also, that patterned paper is so fabulous and works SO well with the Veggie set!

imaginethat said...

Peas be with you...that's awesome...I have the peas stamp and you gave me the idea for peas on earth for a Christmas card.

Sue D said...

Very cute and colorful card!

Andrea M said...

Emily! I am so happy you are our guest designer this month, you talented girl you!!! This tasty card is positively RADIANT!!! Love how you created a frame with those carrots! So lovely! A fun, colorful creation!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE this!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Kathy Mc said...

Love your green and orange combo as definitely adds color to one's dinner plate. Your easel card with the carrot frame is an awesome idea!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh my gosh Emily - did you find the PERFECT patterned paper to accompany these adorable peas & carrots DeNami Design images or WHAT?!! WELL DONE!!

Bonnie said...

You make me smile, Emily! Great card and peas be with you too!

Colleen said...

Very clever design...love all the veggies!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Peas and carrots - yum yum! My kids don't like peas (wonder what percentage of kids don't like those?) but I love 'em! THis is one adorable card, and those stamps are too, too cute.

onecraftymama said...

We should name that colour 'chickpea blah' or OH! "gross garbanzo." Yep. That's it. I love hummus, and carrots. I finally got Connor onto the joy of raw carrots. Yum, and they're so easy to do up & leave in the fridge.
I love how you did the ribbon, and the orange pearls - awesome :)