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

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

FINALLY! I can share . . .

. . . some news that I've had to keep under my hat for a couple of months now and I've been absolutely dying to share. It's official as of today, so I'm extremely excited to announce that I am now a

Wow!! I'm still pinching myself. I was completely over the moon back in October when the sweet Paulina of DeNami Design Rubber Stamps asked if I'd like to join the DeNami Design Team. My decision was made in a mere half second, followed by much dancing around the house :). And I must say, I am still over the moon! I cannot wait to show you the sweet stamps from this fabulous company and share lots of ideas for how to use them.

Not familiar with DeNami Design Rubber Stamps? I'd encourage you to stop by the online shop (or shop in person at a stamp show near you on the DeNami Design 2012 Stamp Tour). Be prepared to browse for a while: the DeNami catalog is vast, with over 900 different stamps. Yes, I said 900!! Be sure to swing by the DeNami Design blog for lots of inspiration--or better yet, become a Follower so you can keep up to date on all that's going on: you'll find great project ideas, video tutorials, and giveaways, plus a new challenge each month (with a chance to win a DeNami gift certificate) and a monthly blog hop (DeNami customers get the chance to share their DeNami creations as part of the hop--and there are always 3 mini DeNami shopping sprees up for grabs!). My favorite feature on the DeNami blog? The Product Spotlights!! Twice each month the entire design team creates projects using the same stamp. I LOVE seeing all the different ways you can use a single stamp. Talk about showcasing versatility! And psst . . . the Product Spotlight stamp always goes on sale for a limited time. So keep your eyes open!!

Now, how about a card? Here is my first official project as a DeNami Design Team member:

Yes, it's true--I'm starting on my Valentine card stash, and this sweet Valentine Chickie stamp was the perfect stamp to kick off the Valentine season. I stamped and embossed her on watercolor paper and then watercolor painted her with dye inks.

The "Be Mine" sentiment comes from DeNami's Love Sentiments stamp set, which I am finding to be very versatile. The other products I've used on this card that can be found in the DeNami shop: Magenta cardstock, Petal Pink cardstock, and my go-to ink: Versafine Onyx Black.

The sketch for my card comes from Lucy Abrams' Sketch Week, the Day 4 sketch:
Loved it! I'm also entering this in Paper Sundaes Challenge #101: Out with the Old, In with the New (I used my brand new DeNami chickie stamp and some BasicGrey Lemonade patterned paper I've had in my stash for longer than I care to admit) and the Simon Says Stamp "New Something" challenge (my "new" is using something new: that sweet DeNami chickie stamp!).

I'll be back on Sunday with my next DeNami post (if not sooner!) as part of the January DeNami blog hop, which has a Valentine theme this month. There's sure to be lots of love-y inspiration and Valentine eye candy. If you don't have any DeNami stamps yet, why don't you give the blog hop a try? Two randomly selected commenters will win $20 DeNami gift certificates. That's how I came by my first DeNami stamps 10 months ago!!

Thank you, thank you for stopping by to share my little slice of happy today!
Emily

36 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Congrats Emzi! This card is sooo precious and sweet. Love the chickee and the layout. I may have to case this one for sure. I will be sure to check out this place - because you are so excite. Hugz!

Pam said...

Yay!! So glad to see you on another DT!! I don't have any Denami stamps, never heard of them before until I saw you posting them! They are cute images though! Happy stamping!

~amy~ said...

sooooooooo happy for you!!!!! love your cutie pie card!

~Tammy~ said...

Love your card and your use of the sketch!

Congrats Emily, you are a lucky girl! :-)

Karen B. said...

Congratulations Emily, you are perfect for this!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations, Emily!!!! Wonderful news for the New Year! YAY!!!

Marlena M. said...

Congratulations Emily! Your first card is adorable. I am in awe of your perfectly stitched circle. ;)

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations on being chosen for the design team but they are very lucky to have someone as talented as you for it! I love your sweet little chickie card and can't wait to see what else you come up with! :)

(Did you know you are very good at keeping secrets? :D )

Bonnie said...

Whoo hoo, Emily! How exciting and well deserved! Can't wait to see what fun you have.

Lin said...

Congratulations, Emily! I know you'll do them proud!

lisa arana said...

This is just too darn sweet Emily. And you have me dancing around the room with you. Congrats!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Congrats to you, Em! So super excited for ya. Your card is darling and I love that sketch. That sketch may be just what I need to get some creativity going!

HUGS!

Marisa said...

Whoot, whoot!! Congrats to you, Emily!! Great take on the sketch and that little chick is so cute :)

Lisa said...

SO HAPPY for you Emily! Such a cute card to kick things off too! What a fun little chickie ;)

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

Emily, we are SO happy we can finally share the news as well. It was hard on us too! :) We are beyond thrilled to have you on the team, and we cannot wait to see what wonderful DeNami goodness you create in the months to come!

Anita said...

Congrats on the DT Emily! So well-deserved too. I can't wait to see all your fabulous creations with these beautiful stamps.

Benzi said...

Huge congrats, Emily!!! You will be a great asset to the team. Love your little Valentine chick...just too sweet.

Yes, it was the peanut clusters from YOUR recipe that did me in over the holidays...just couldn't quit eating them. :-)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Emily, this is very exciting! I could tell by your email that you had something big to tell me. :)

And what a great card to jump in with: love the off-center circle, and that ADORABLE chickie and the way you colored her! Way to go!

I couldn't be happier for you, my friend. :) I know this is a PERFECT fit for you. CAn't wait to chat about it!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Congratulations Emzi on your DT appointment. Any team would be so lucky to have you as you are such an awesome card maker. This little number is so cute-such an adorable image. Super terrific card!

Emily Leiphart said...

Congratulations, Emily! I'm so happy for you! I've loved everything you've made with DeNami stamps previous to this announcement and you are going to rock all their stamps. This little chick is so cute and I LOVE how perfectly you stitched around the big circle. Cute, cute! Happy New Year!!

Linda R. said...

Well that is some exciting new my friend.. I am so Happy for you.. And that card couldn't be any cuter..

Hugs, Linda

maryr917 said...

a big congrats to you on the new dt spot Emily-you started off in a big way-love the card you are showing today

Glenda J said...

100% Thrilled for you my sweet friend. An honour VERY well deserved. CONGRATULATIONS!

onecraftymama said...

*happy dance!*
Woohoo! This is fabulous well-deserved kudos, sweetie Emily! You rock their stamps, and this card is no exception. That's one cute chick :)

Lucy Abrams said...

Congratulations on your awesome news. :)
And what an ADORABLE card - thank you for playing along.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats!!!!!! I loved this sketch too, my take coming soon.

Renee said...

Congrats! You deserve it, your work is beautiful.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Congrats on joining the DeNami DT! Your card is soooo CUTE! See you Sunday! ;o)

Crafty Math Chick said...

Congratulations Emily! I am so happy for you! WONDERFUL NEWS!! What a fun way to start 2012! You are going to knock everyone's socks off Girl!
~Meredith

Meg said...

Congratulations! What a great card to start off your term, can't wait to see what you create with them!

Dana said...

Emily I'm so excited to be working with you. Your talent is astounding and you are a valuable asset to the Denami team. You simply rock!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Congratulations.....they picked a winner to show off their stamps...enjoy

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Simply stunning!! I love the corner circle and the stitching! Plus...that little chicky is pretty cute too!! : )

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Larisa said...

Oh, this little chicken in the circle is really cute! Love this card too)))

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable, love the cute image.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Marcea said...

what a stunning creation for our new somethings challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week. Really pretty details and colours. Thanks for joining us, hope to see you for our next challenge
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