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

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DeNami Sneak Peeks: CHICKIES

Welcome to Day 1 of the DeNami Design Fall/Winter Release Sneak Peeks!! Today DT Member Lisa Petrella and I are giving you sneak peeks of brand-new DeNami stamps about to be released in the always-fun CHICKIES category! Be sure to read all the way to the end of this post for details on a great giveaway :D.


If you are a DeNami chickie lover, you will positively swoon over the chick-tastic new release! There are new chickies for Halloween, new chickies for Christmas, and some fun new chickies for everyday. I had SO much fun with my new chickie stamps getting ready for this fall/winter release! It was hard to decide where to start, but in the end I went with some of the new everyday chickies. Are ready to see them? OK, fasten your seat belts--here we go!!



What could be more fun than a racing chickie?!? For my first card I used the brand-new Race Car Chickie (CL-G154) and Make Way! It's Your Day! (CL-F224) stamps. My hubby is a huge car fanatic, so this will be for his birthday in September. I know he'll love it! I stamped the race car on watercolor paper in black Versafine ink and heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder. Then I watercolor-painted this fun little guy and his wheels with dye inks.






Up next I played with the new Swinging Chickie (CL-D146) on a pair of clean and simple cards. I wanted to make the swing ropes ultra long for this card design, so I extended them with a ruler and an ultra-fine tipped Sharpie. I paper-pieced the chickies on white cardstock so I could color them with Prismacolor pencils.  So, why two nearly identical cards? Well, I couldn't decide which I liked better: underlining my design with some scored lines, or tying on some baker's twine. This card was so quick and easy to make, that I did it both ways!







So are you starting to think that these new chickie stamps are just like potato chips? (You know, because you can't stop after just one--one card, that is!). Well, what I did with the new Business Chickie (CL-C92) would certainly make you think so! This little guy is SO cute! He made me think of some kind of bureaucrat or government agent--of the cutest, fluffiest kind, of course--that might come 'round to "chick" up on you. :D









And there you have it--my chickie sneak peeks for the new release!



Congratulations for making it to the end of this looooooooooooooong post :). I mentioned a giveaway way back at the beginning, and here's what's up for grabs: 




Paulina is giving away TWO of these Chickie-themed prize packages today, one on the DeNami blog and one from today's featured blogs (that would be my blog here and Lisa Petrella's blog). The winners will be randomly selected from the comments left on the three blogs, so be sure to comment in all three places to maximize your chance of winning!


I'm so glad that you dropped in to check out some of the new chickie stamps in the DeNami Design Fall/Winter Release! Be sure to tune into the DeNami blog tomorrow for more sneak peeks and another giveaway.


Have a day filled with bliss!
Emily


Race Car Chickie card:
Stamps: Race Car Chickie, Make Way It's Your Day, Steam Curl, Stitched Rectangle, Holiday stamp set--all from DeNami Design
Paper: Canson watercolor paper, patterned paper from BasicGrey's Wander collection
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Versafine Crimson Red, various dye inks for watercolor painting
Accessories: sewing machine, foam tape
Techniques: watercolor painting, machine stitching


Swinging Chickie cards:
Stamps: Swinging Chickie, Hang In There--from DeNami Design
Paper: DeNami Iridescent Aquamarine cardstock, white cardstock from PTI
Ink: Noir Black Palette
Accessories: ruler, ultra-fine tip Sharpie, scoring board, Prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, paper blending stumps, baker's twine from DeNami's Summer Twine 3-pk
Techniques: scoring, Gamsol Magic


Business Chickie card #1:
Stamps: Business Chickie, Just Chickin' Up On You--from DeNami Design
Paper: DeNami Lime cardstock, patterned paper from BasicGrey's Green at Heart collection, white cardstock from PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Noir Black Palette
Accessories: sewing machine, scalloped border punch, Prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, paper blending stumps
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, machine stitching

Business Chickie cards #2 and #3:
Stamps: Business Chickie, Just Chickin' Up On You, Retro Borders 1 Set (cling)--from DeNami Design
Paper: white cardstock from PTI
Ink: Versafine Deep Lagoon, Versafine Crimson Red, Noir Black Palette
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, paper blending stumps
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

53 comments:

Pam said...

Oh Emily, they are all so adorable!! Looks like you had fun with these!! :) So cute!

Dixieglitzie said...

Hi Emily, I'm a brand new follower and just had to drop you a line to let you know that I LOVE your style! I also LOVE little chickies:) Chickies and butterflies are prob my all time favorites. I am soooooo happy I found your blog and a new source for some adorable little chickies:)
Much love from Dixie

Heidi H said...

These are all so adorable!! I especially love your machine stitching on the pennant card. Cute!!

Pam Wendt said...

Oh Emily these are all such cute cards! I especially love your swinging chickie card, and the map paper is such a cute background for your Make way! card!

Benzi said...

Government agents...you're too funny, Emily. I really love each one of these fun, adorable creations. Sure would be hard to pick a favorite. Great job showing off these chickies.

Be sure to 'chick' my blog today. :-)

Dana said...

Emily, I always come to your blog expecting to be blown away, and I'm NEVER disappointed. You see stamps in such unique ways and make every little detail work to your advantage. LOVE these super cards my friend. You rock.

Lee Anne Owens said...

Great examples love your style. Love the swinging chickie cards.

Karen Diebolt said...

Very cute cards, and the stamps are adorable. I would love to win!

Marisa said...

You've done a great job showing off these new chicks :) They are too cute and what a great mix of cards.

Chipchick said...

I love the chickies!!!!!

Tina M said...

Ohhh my, Emily! These are just so adorable. I can't wait to get my hands on these little chickies!

Sue said...

I've just discovered chickies, and these are the cutest things! Love your cards!
Sue

onecraftymama said...

eeeeek! I don't even know which one to love on more! I'm thinking it just might be the ultra-cute swinging chickie (which looks great with both twine & with scoring, btw, you genius...)

Marlena M. said...

Emily, your cards are ADORABLE!! I love the business chick-the tie is a HOOT. ;)

Lisa said...

Emily you've blown me away today with this ADORABLE group of cards! The business chickie with the tie and briefcase is TOO MUCH FUN!!!

Linda Monroe said...

Not only do I love the new chickies, but the sentiments are too cute also.

Linda said...

Oh! These are just soooo cute! But that "Hang in there" card is adorable!

Carol said...

Loving the chickies! I love the swinging chickie with the sentiment "Hang in There." Too cute!

Kanani said...

Such FUN cards today! Especially love the swinging chickie! TOO CUTE!

Isha said...

All these cards are just too adorable. Love them all. TFS

Jennifer said...

I am loving your new chickie ideas...thanks for sharing with us...

Linda said...

what a great release...lovin these

Dorina D said...

What adorable cards. This is first I've seen of the "chickie" stamps. They are so cute and fun. Can't wait tosee what's next

Christy said...

Loving the business chickie! Great with the pennant banner :)

Lynn Noe said...

All your cards are wonderful!! Especially love the swinging chickie. I love all those sentiments that go along with the chicks too!

Susan said...

Your cards are so cute. Like how nice and clean they are.

Debbie Waldon said...

Love your ideas. Am excited to either directly from Denami or from my local retailer. The chickies are so much fun!

Laura Petruso said...

Emily, these are super cute cards with super cute stamps!! I love the race car with the swirls behind!

Jane P. said...

Love the swinging chickie!

Kimberly said...

Great cards! They are all amazing! I love looking at all of them. Cant wait for this release! Thanks for sharing such great cards!

Vball Nat said...

I love the DeNami Stamps & love how you have used them. Great job, your cards are amazing! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

You've made clean and simple so clean and cute! I especially love the aqua card with a chickie on a swing, and twine beneath. Great job on these, Emily!

Emily H said...

Oh my goodness! These chickies are adorable!

Lisa Petrella said...

Emily, you did an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING job showcasing these new chickies!!! Way to go, girl!!!! I LOVE them ALL!!!! Especially the extra long swing---totally CLEVER---and those FANTASTIC one-layer creations!!!!! You are AWESOME!

Ruza Rebel said...

Super CUTE cards! ;o)

Anonymous said...

Emily - these are just darling! You are so creative!! Wonderful cards - I'm not certain which is my fav!

debzi in Canada! :)

KathyW said...

What a great group of cards! I love your creativity in making the chickies shine!

Njeri said...

Your hang in there card is adorable.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas! You are so talented! I love the chickies and I love the designs you created with them!

Marianne
mkd1061@aol.com

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your darling cards- how fun! You are amazingly talented!

Auntie Em said...

Hi Emily! This post wasn't up yesterday when I checked in. I love your chickies and the ways you have showcased them. I think the little guy swinging is my fav but please don't tell the others in case their feelings get hurt. The twine really looks great but it's nice with just the scoring too.
Thanks for sharing your pretty work. Certainly left a smile on my face! :)

Amy Smidebush said...

Love the new stamps! Love your creations! SO CUTE!

rhogan18 said...

The chickie cards are so cute. You always have such great ideas. All the new chickies are great.

Bonnie said...

Oh, Emily, you've done so many cute cards with these adorable chicks! I'm glad I don't have to pick a favorite!

yyam said...

Wow! These chickies are going places! Amazing creations Emily! :)

Deanna Jean said...

Okay..loving what you did with the chickie stamps. So darn cute! So glad to be joining you on the design team and I look forward to working with you.

Barb said...

I love these cards! The motorcycle chickie and business chickie cards are my faves. :)

Sue D said...

Your chickie cards are just adorable!

KERRI said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the new chickies and your cards!

Mary-Anne V said...

What cute cards...these chicks are adorable. Love the swing card...very creative to extend the ropes. Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes.

Linda R said...

Yes, You have me smiling at my computer.. I just love these cute little chicks..

Moira said...

Love the race car Chickie card and actually have those papers! All your cards are so creative - thanks for sharing!

Lori Barnett said...

Cute can't even come close to describing these new DeNami images!!! And your cards as AWESOME!