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

Sunday, March 10, 2013

DeNami Birthday Bonanza Blog Hop

Good morning and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DeNami friends! I am so excited to be a part of today's DeNami Design blog hop! March is DeNami Design's birthday month, and this year they are celebrating an incredible 24 years in the business!!!!! Can I get a Woo-Hoo?? Today the DeNami Design team and DeNami Design customers are celebrating with a blog hop all about birthdays!!


Hopefully, you've arrived here by way of Deb Fischer's blog, Paws-itively Yours. 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.)


Don't forget, there are some amazing DeNami prizes to be won! We are giving away THREE gift certificates to our website...however, you won't know the winning amount until we announce the winners on Tuesday, March 12th! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop! Since it's our birthday month, we'll be giving BIGGER gift certificate amounts, so you'll want to be sure to comment on each stop. You have until Monday, March 11, 2013, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs to be eligible for a prize.

Let's take a look at my birthday creations, shall we?




Yes, it's true:  I went wild with DeNami washi tape and a background technique from my February Ways with Washi feature to make this pair of bright and cheerful birthday cards! Both cards feature the oh-so-lovely Birthday Script stamp which is so large and pretty it can be the focal point of these cards! I kept the emellishments to a minimum to keep these flat and easy to mail. Other DeNami products I used for these: white cardstock, petal pink cardstock, desert orange cardstock, Jet Black Staz-On ink, Deco Scallop border punch, and Crystal Lacquer Pearl Pens--which are awesome for applying small pearl accents right where you want them!

With all that washi tape on these cards, it is only natural to be playing along with the Washi Tape challenge over in the Moxie Fab World, right?

Well, that does it for me! Before you leave for more birthday inspiration, be sure to leave a comment to be eligible for the randomly drawn prizes and then you can be on your way to the next stop on the hop, the Confessions of a DeNami Stamp Addict blog of DeNami super-fan, Tina Milbourn.

Thanks for stopping by for a little slice of {birthday} bliss!
Emily

46 comments:

Dana said...

Emily, these are fantastic! I love the "awning" with scallops. Looks like a carnival waiting to happen!

Dana said...

Emily, I think you have the wrong link for Tina...try this one: http://denamiaddict.blogspot.com/

Deb said...

Emily, I love your washi goodness!!! These cards are stunning!!

Barb M said...

So pretty! I love the scalloped edges with the teeny pearl accents...and of course the background of washi is perfect for stamping those pretty sentiments on!

Benzi said...

Oh, so bright and cheerful. I love your Washi tape cards. And, you've come up with another fun design.

Ruza Rebel said...

WOW! Your cards are simply STUNNING! Love the strip of washi tape, and how the sentiment just pops. The blinged out border looks awesome! Truly LOVE these! :D

Stacy said...

I absolutely love the washi background and the color combinations! These cards are wonderful, Emily!

Tenia Nelson said...

LURVE these awesome cards, girl!!!

Anita said...

Gorgeous cards Emily and I love the fresh, spring colors you've used - especially the orange!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun cards Emily! I love all that washi tape and the pretty sentiment stamp!
Happy Birthday to DeNami Designs!

Lisa said...

I bow down to you the Queen of Washi!!! These are excellent Miss Emily. Love the colors on the second one and I'm not even a huge fan of orange...but you have WON ME OVER here!!!

Lin said...

Wow, love all the washi tape! I must admit, I haven't used washi tape yet - I have some, just never used them! I'm going to have to pull them out now! Lovely card!

Amy Smidebush said...

These cards are WONDERFUL! I love the bright colors and of course I ADORE how you used the washi tape!

Sheryl said...

The scalloped top and bottom are the perfect festive frame for these fun and happy cards!

Wendy said...

You are amazing with Washi! Love the backgrounds you created for that pretty sentiment! I'm glad I don't have to choose which one I like best, I couldn't pick!

Laurie said...

Love Love Love this!! So cute!

Tina M said...

*gasp* Emily, these are too darling!!!! I love how bright and happy they are!! Ohh my goodness, how fun and perfect for the sentiment to really stand out!

Diana Fernandez said...

Ohhhh so cute!!! I just love how you've used that washi!

Lezerlie said...

I love the washi tape! And the happy birthday script! How pretty! The edge punch is fantastic too.

Linda said...

Wow! Love the color but that beautiful sentiment really is shown off so nicely!

CraftySarcasm said...

Oh girl, the washi tape is fabulous. I need to get cracking to use mine, and I so appreciate the inspiration. These are great.

Sue Lelli said...

The washi tape made me think of candles! Super bright cute cards!

Pam said...

Both cards are just perfect!! Love the washi tape backgrounds and the lovely font on the sentiment!

Tracey McNeely said...

Emily I love your washi tape choices, they make such fantastic cards! Thanks for the heads up about SSS earlier, couldn't be happier.

Marianne Daley said...

I love the way you use the washi tape. Bayou really help me think of it differently as well. Thank you!

yyam said...

So pretty! Love the washi tape action!

Sue D said...

Very festive cards--love the washi tape.

Cyndi said...

Amazing what washi tape can do!

Lisa Petrella said...

WOOHOO! Washi-fabulousness, girl!!! These are AWESOME!!! LOVE every single detail!!!

Melissa Shea said...

Love your wild washi! I just placed my first order with DeNami so hopefully play along some time :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your Washi- and how cool and colorful are your cards. I have not used Washi on a card yet- I love your design- love the edge borders too.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Beautiful creations for today!! I LOVE the colors and the Fun design!! All of the added details really make them pop!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

maria f. said...

Love that sentiment - perfect for front and center showcasing.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

love that birthday sentiment! Beautiful! Also loving the washi!

Pam Wendt said...

Both color combos are gorgeous, and what an ingenious way to use the tape! And of course love those pearls! :o)

Jessi Fogan said...

How fun are these? Especially that 'just' using different colours gives such a different feel. Love it!!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful birthday script and perfect on these bright Washi tapes!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

These are so cute Emily. Makes me want to try the Washi Tape now.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Sue said...

Great use of the washi tape- they go together so well. And I like that big greeting!

Heidi said...

What a sweet set of birthday cards this would make - love the washi!

andrea said...

Two wonderful looks with washi tape you just might convert me!

Lynn said...

Thanks for the wonderful washi inspiration. I have rolls of it and need to use it. TFS!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Washi-fabulous cards! So fun and creative.TFS

Greta said...

Terrific use of the Washi tape, Emily, & I love the pearl dots!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Gorgeous array of washi! And you managed to get each one so straight, I am impressed. I always have to do mine over multiple times.

Cath said...

Hey Emily! Thanks for linking this up to the Washi Tape Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)