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

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Nuts About You

Today I am celebrating L-O-V-E (and, apparently, squirrels) with this little card.


I used the latest DeNami Design Product Spotlight stamp. This week we are featuring the brand new Nuts About You stamp set. Isn't it utterly adorable?


I also used the brand new DeNami Design Squirrel stamp, Teeny Heart Background, lavender card stock, amethyst card stock, brown kraft card stock, Rich Cocoa Memento ink, and Spring Pansy Versamagic ink to make this card.

I love looking for inspiration for my creations in the stuff of my everyday life. I was reading our February issue of Family Fun magazine last week when I was struck by the table of contents page, thinking it would make a great layout for a square card.


I thought the tiny images from this week's Spotlight set would be the perfect scale for giving this idea a try. I had to flip the sketch a bit to make it work with my images, but I like how it turned out. It ended up measuring4.25" x 4.25".

Now, WAIT!! Don't go yet! The DeNami Design team has always done two Product Spotlights each month. This term we are shaking things up a bit ;-). We are still doing two Product Spotlights, but the second spotlight of each month will be done as a DT blog hop! And what's a blog hop without a prize? You can comment to win the Spotlight product! And this month that means you could win this adorable Nuts About You stamp set :). All you need to do is hop along to each stop in the lineup, leaving comments along the way. Here is the blog hop lineup:

DeNami blog 
Lisa Petrella
Deb Wabbe
Wendy Elliot
Emily Keaton  <==== you are here!
Lisa Elton
Kanani Kawamura
Dana Seymour
Tammy Hobbs

One commenter will be selected at random to win this month's prize! But don't worry--if you don't win, you can still snatch up this sweet stamp set for 10% off during the next week.

Thanks for stopping by today! It was great having you visit!
Emily

PS I'm playing along with the Playing in Paradise Challenge #100, which has the theme of " Let's Celebrate"  this week. I am celebrating LOVE!!

38 comments:

Jessi Fogan said...

I would totally celebrate squirrels :) It should be a dog holiday! What a fab layout - you have GOT to love finding inspiration everywhere :) So glad you're playing along in Paradise for our 100th challenge, Emily! We always love to have you :)

Pam said...

Those squirrels are really cute, and so is the heart acorn!! Love your layout idea from the magazine too!!

~Tammy~ said...

Love your inspiration for the layout Emily! Love that you used purple! You always make it look so pretty! :-) Such a darling design and you showed off this product so well!

gwhee60277 said...

Emily, you are so talented. I love all of your cards. this one especially with the purple, so beautiful!

Heidi said...

Love the layout. It is quilt-like, and I really like the purple, too!

Tina M said...

I just love how you came across your inspiration for your card! And seriously, those panels are just too perfect...what a wonderful creation, Emily. Simply YUMMY!

Barb said...

so pretty! I love the layout and the acorn that looks like a heart :)

Annette said...

Emily this is so cute.. I love the fun design..so cute

Lisa said...

Darling darling card Emily, love the purples! You've colored and shaded the little squirrel perfectly!

Anita said...

This is such a fun and cute card Emily and I love your layout. It works perfectly with these images.

chucksusan said...

Cute card! Love the colors. What a great set in time for Valentine's Day.

Marisa said...

Love the postage punch you used and the images are adorable. Had to giggle as the squirrels and nuts were scattered - just like they are in real life ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

Adorable Emily, Those stamps are so sweet!

PBrown9624 said...

Great design inspiration! Love the colors you used!

Notes by Nina said...

What a super cute squirrel celebrate. These stamps are darling and I love the colours you used. Thank you for joining us for our 100th challenge at Playing in Paradise.

Glenda J said...

This is adorable! Fabulous layout and colours.

Amy Smidebush said...

Oh my goodness, this is soooooo sweet! I love your color choices, too!

Auntie Em said...

hehehe! Your squirrel card is sooo cute! I love the little heart acorn. What a great idea to use the page for your card inspiration. That's what being an artist is all about. I would never have come up with that idea.
Hope you are inside nice and warm. It seems to be cold everywhere today! Brrrrr..!

Melissa Shea said...

so cute! I love the grid like design. And purple is my favorite color :)

Linda said...

Awwww! So cute! Great idea!

Sue Lelli said...

Emily, Love how you made kind of a grid with the cute stamped images! FAB card!

Stacy said...

Love the inspiration photo as your layout. This card is so cute ~ great job, Emily!!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

How adorable, Emily! I love, love, love squirrels so I'm truly nuts about your card! And I like that it's a different take on traditional VD cards too, which is really fun!!

yyam said...

Oh...this is super cute. Love the use of the postage stamps...especially with the stamped hearts. :)

fairyrocks said...

Thank You for Celebrating with us at Scrapbookers Paradise. Lovely fun card, those squirrels are adorable.

deb said...

I love the design of your card. TFS

Benzi said...

Great way to find inspiration, Emily. Your card is fabulous and I love those cute, little squirrels.

Linda R said...

Your card is so cute. Those squirrels have me smiling.

Hugs~

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like your card design.

Dawn said...

I love your adorable card and I love how you found the inspiration for your layout! Fabulous! Thanks so much for joining our 100th Playing in Paradise Challenge celebration.

Hugs, Dawn

Linda Pekrul said...

Such a cute card! Great inspiration - you pulled it off beautifully! Thanks for Playing with us in Paradise this week!

Bonnie said...

Cute, cute, cute! You've shown this set wonderfully! Love the placement of the designs and the colors! Fun!

andrea said...

I liked seeing the inspiration you used on this card. The colors work out so well...your squirrels seem to be a perfect match!

Lisa Petrella said...

This is TOTALLY CUTE, Emily!!! And I LOVE how you shared your source of inspiration for the layout---AWESOMENESS!!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awww... Cute cute!

Maria said...

Sweet card with all the squirrels and nuts!

Colleen Dietrich said...

TOTALLY adorable! This set is so cute. I love watching the squirrels outside our windows, doing what they do. They're cute, if you ask me! I like your inspiration for the sketch, too. You're always thinkin', Miss Emily!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This card is so sweet Emzi. I really love the layout.
Bear hugs,
Carol