Saturday, January 24, 2009

Valentine Cards

Hello All,

I am currently at the CHA show in southern California. CHA stands for the Crafting Hobby Association. Basically, it's the Mecca of the crafting world. All things crafting will be displayed there. We will be visiting our manufacturers we represent such as the makers of the Quickie Glue Pen, Tsukineko makers of the pads we distribute, and Sakura Hobby Craft the maker of the 3D Lacquer. We will also be rubbing shoulders with our past associates and colleagues in the industry.

Below are some projects featuring our new designs. These were made by Paulina- a fellower blogger. You can find her blog here. Paulina regularly participates in challenges and sketches, so her blog is constantly changing. Be sure to check out her blog!

These cards feature our newest valentine chickie stamps. All of our new designs can be found here. I'll be posting more projects soon featuring more of the newest collection.

Enjoy the eye candy and hope it inspires you to create. We've been uploading more pics of our products online, be sure to check those out. We are still working toward having projects up in the future. In the meantime, you have my blog to tide you over.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Card Projects

Hi All,
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's celebration. I enjoyed it so much. We had lots of snow here in the NW and now are having some flood zones as a result of the melted snow and rains. We are doing well.

We launched our new shopping cart at the beginning of the year. You can access it from We are still loading project ideas, but you can still see projects on this blog. We are loving the new shopping cart because now we can offer all you DeNami InTouch people coupon specials via a coupon code. If you haven't signed up, just go to the above link and put in your email address. We will keep you posted with updates, shows, classes and all the exciting news at DeNami.

We will be traveling across the US this year via stamp and scrapbooking shows. We love meeting you folks and sharing with you our excitement for stamping. We love what we do and meeting you makes it all worthwhile. If you've never been to a show, come see for yourself hundreds of cards in living color. Pics don't do it justice. You are welcome to bring a camera and capture the projects. It' s worth the trip. In fact, some of you folks have gone across country and made a vacation of it.

We usually have a sold out class at the Stampaway USA show. You need to sign up early to secure a spot. I won't be doing many classes, but that will be one of the few. By popular demand, we will have our DeNami National Class instructors teaching our fabulous and popular classes around the country. Check the listing to see if one is in your area. You can always request classes at your favorite stamp store and have them book a class. We have top rate instructors, personally endorsed by me and the DeNami team. We love them and we know you will too. Once you take a class, you'll be coming back each season. They will inspire your stamping creativity and give you lots of great ideas for the season. Try it, you'll like it!

We have a whole new offering of classes this season including our gift/favors class. You can create five creative gifts using stamps. Makes cute and inexpensive treats to give to special people in your life. We have our most popular DeNami Blitz classes. In fact, there are so many cards that we have two Blitzes. They each tout 10 cards each. That's a wild ride of a class. We will also have the Mini Blitz. A smaller version of the Blitz class.

We have had so much fun playing with the stamps. Here are some of the creations I made. All supplies available at
I used the VersaMagic Aloe Vera pad for the green dots and the Brilliance Chocolate pad for the polka dot border, since it is on a pearlescent coated blue paper. The double line circle is a new stamp and the "wedding" circle is new. You can stamp different words with the double circle to create a simple and custom card. Lots of great options. Use the Marvy pink and blue scallop punch with the circle and word stamp. I then stamped the wedding cake (petit fours stamp set) with the VersaFine Vintage sepia. Finish it off with the Quickie glue pen and glitter.
These little onsies were stamped on printed papers and cut out for the "fabric" of the onesie. And easy card to do using your scraps. I'm sure you have lots if you have stamped for a while.
Here's the same little polka dot stamp with the VersaMagic Aloe Vera and Sea Breeze. I used punches for the lamb center. I stamped the lamb in the VersaFine Onyx Black and colored with markers. I used the 3D Crystal Clear Lacquer and the Fun Fluff to create a fluffy lamb. Cute!

Here the wedding motifs were embossed in silver. The wedding stamps are part of the petit fours set. Very useful for weddings, wedding showers, bridal showers and girlie cards. I like to use the big diamond ring for girlfriend cards. You can use it with the Mimi line and Mimi accessories stamps. I stamped the dot circle for the punch and "an invitation" circle in the smokey gray VersaFine stamp. A softer look to the usual Black stamping. The iridescent ribbon helped to finish off the frosty and shimmery card.

Here's a fun Mimi card. I love the polka dot. I used the Smokey Gray VersaFine for the dots and the Impress Cherry Pink for the pink dots. Great for an all-occasion card.