Thursday, December 11, 2008

Blizzard of Cards

Hi All,

We have a flurry of cards to upload this time. 'Tis the season of merry card making. These festive cards will cheer any scrooge soul.

Great news, the shopping cart is up and improved. You can start a wish list and even have a registry that people could see. You could use the registry to log in your wanted list and shop from that list when you are ready. You can also email a product page to a friend. We are also able to send coupons to our InTouch list. Be sure to sign up for DeNami InTouch. We have an exclusive special for those on our list.

We are working on getting our projects on the site, so stay tuned. Our shopping cart glitch put a fire under us and the cart was a huge priority.

Thanks to all of you who purchased despite the hassle of having to email, fax, call, telegraph, telegram, ups, air mail, snail mail, morse code... a big Thank You.

We are madly working on getting a great class season under way with design and finalizing. They are great. Back will be our Blitz 1 and Blitz 2 classes. We will be updating our class list as schedules are confirmed. Be sure you request a DeNami National Class at your favorite stamp store. They can contact us to book. The classes are second to none and we have loyal return attendees. I will personally be teaching through some stamp shows we attend, so I will keep you posted.

Enjoy the cards and would love to hear your feedback. All products available at

All the best,

This is a trifold card with a slider.
This is the inside of the card.

This tree stamp is one stamp. You can cut or punch the circles for various creative purposes. I used the 3D Crystal Lacquer over the stamped and colored image.
This uses the vellum paper.

Here's a classic collection. Use Fun Fluff over the snowmen and mittens for soft texture.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Gifts from the Heart

Hi All,

We are all in the Christmas spirit. We have decorated the place and are working on Christmas cards. I love this time of year. It is cold here, so we are using the wood stove and drinking hot tea and cocoa. Yum! The smell of baking is permeating the house as my daughter loves to bake and I enjoy it myself.

Though this time of year seems to get more hectic, keep in mind the important things. Don't fret over what to buy but who you are buying for. In other words, give gifts from your heart. Create sweet gifts that are handmade. They don't have to take a lot of time, but have the recipient in mind.

Here are some suggestions:

~ for the coffee lover, give a gift certificate for coffee, or better yet, a homemade certificate for a coffee date.

~ for a mom or person with added stressors in their life, a certificate for a massage or spa.

~ for a dad who loves movies, a subscription to Netflix.

~ for a cook, a homemade certificate for a shopping date to buy a new baking/cooking tool in the designated denomination.

~ for a cookie lover, a homemade certificate for a dozen cookies each month for six months. (cookies can be bought at a local bakery)

~ for the fitness enthusiast, a homemade certificate announcing a year-long subscription to a favorite magazine.

~ for a sweets lover, a fun jar full of favorite candy treats. Better yet, fill it with homemade certificates for favorite candies/treats to be redeemed for several months.

~ for a child, a booklet to a favorite fast food restaurant, or several. Mom will love this too.

~ for someone who enjoys quality time with friends, a certificate for a day out with you. Possibly a movie and lunch or just a lunch date.

As you can see, it doesn't take alot of time, just some homemade certificates to put in simply handmade cards filled with love. It will extend the Christmas spirit well beyond the end of the year.

Post your gift ideas and ways to relieve holiday stress.

My biggest thing is to simplify and let go of the idea of a "perfect" Christmas and just enjoy the advent of the season, the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth.


This is the cover for the pop up card above.
This bag was made from the Coordinates collection. I stamped the polka dots with cherries for the pattern. The paper was 12x12 inches.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Post Thanksgiving weekend

Hi All,

Happy post Thanksgiving weekend. I hope y'all had a great time with family and friends. It went waaaay too fast. In the beginning, it was going at a relaxed pace, but toward the end it sped up. I love this time of year.

We've been having fun dreaming up card designs with the new stamps. We are actively trying to get our new shopping cart live, but it may take some time. As usual, you can always email or fax in an order. You could just take your order all the way to check out, and then email the page to and follow up with payment info.

Below are some cards I have saved to post. With lots of dog lovers out there, I thought this one would be enjoyed. You use the Fun Fluff on the puppies for the fluffy effect. Super cute!

You can customize the Mimi stamps with photos. It makes for a funny card.

Notice the Fun Fluff on the stocking trim.

I attached the tiny bows with the ATG "glue dot". Read my ATG recommendation here on step #3
I used the 3D Crystal Lacquer for a shiny truck.
The card has a Vellum paper overlay. Makes a soft and dreamy looking card. I used the 1" and 1 1/8" circle punches for the front.
This is great to give to your friends. How about including a suggestion of a spa date with the card? Maybe a spa gift card? Hmmm.... who wouldn't love that!After suggesting that I might do a tutorial, I received a comment encouraging the idea. Well, I must say that I am making steps in that direction. I love demo-ing, so this would be that to a larger audience.