Thursday, July 30, 2009

YouTube Video- Baby Lamb Card and Double Show Weekend

Hi All,

We just arrived in Novi, MI for the weekend show at the Rock Financial Showplace. We will also be exhibiting in our state at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Stop by and watch a live demo featuring our new fall/winter 2009 collection.

I also finished a Baby Lamb Card YouTube video. It is a simple card that you can use with few supplies, but the result is wonderful. Watch here.

Click here if you have trouble viewing on the blog

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sweet cards

Hi All,

Summer is not summer without cherries. Here it is on a card. I love the bright color combo. I stamped with the Versa Fine Vintage Sepia and colored with markers. You can't see it very well in this photo, but I also stamped the dotted circle in the glue pad and sprinkled with the Blue Ice Sparklets glitter. Here's one of our newest chickie stamps. The candies looks yummy. I used lots of 3D Lacquer along with Fun Fluff and glitter for the dimension. This card was done with just the one stamp.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Christmas Frogs

Hi All,

It's not too early to think Christmas and the holidays. This is part of the new collection. Add 3D Lacquer to the frogs and you have a dimensional touch. I added the lacquer and Fun Fluff on their hats and also glitter on the starts and trees.

This was a simple card. I stamped the Mini Polka dot in the Impress Cherry Pink to create the pink card background. I also used the pearlescent green cardstock for the scallop circle. I punched with the 2 and 2 1/2 inch scallop circle punches with the nesting stamps. The charms were using the one inch punch.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Barnyard Animals

Hi All,

Here is a card done by our designer Carolyn . Lots of possibilities. The card itself measures about 3 inches square. It was stamped in the Onyx Black Versa Fine.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

How to load an ATG 700 Adhesive Gun

Hi All,

If you have been keeping up with my blog posts, you'll know that I enjoy the 3M ATG 700 Adhesive Gun. It is easy to use because it can easily be "removed" by rubbing off the paper, much like rubber cement. You can roll little glue dots with it and it is virtually invisible under vellum paper (over white paper).

The refills are economical since it is 36 yards (108 feet/1250 inches) for about $4 US. It's available on

I created a video showing how to load the ATG gun.

Click here is you have trouble viewing here


Hi All,

Since summer is not over yet, here's Mimi sunbathing with her little tropical drink. The Boutique Buttons were attached with the ATG adhesive made into glue dots. The patterned paper is part of the Paige Collection.
Here's a new chickie in his rainslicker. We also have a larger version with an open umbrella. We have a new saying you can use with it. "Heard You're Under the Weather."

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Farmer Chick

Hi All,

I had to show another pop-up card. I used the new farmyard stamps. Notice the chickie in the plane, I added the party hat to him. He's pulling a little banner with a birthday message. Cuteness.

I like the new message bubbles. You can write or stamp anything. You can use it in your scrapbooking or with the Mimi stamps. Lots of fun possibilities.

Here's a close up of Farmer Chick. Isn't he adorable??

Just stamp them in the Versa Fine Black Onyx and then color in with markers. The instant dry quality of the pad creates the vibrant look of the image.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Hi All,

Here are more new stamps and products. I stamped this card in Versa Fine Onyx Black and added 3D Lacquer and sprinkled the Ruby Red Sparklets Glitter and the Evergreen.

This was stamped with the Platinum Planer Brilliance pad on the Eggplant cardstock. The shimmer from the pad makes the impression pop. I added touches of 3D Lacquer sprinkled with the Silver and Amethyst Sparklets Glitter.

I used the new Charcoal Pearlescent paper, Pearl and Silver for the band.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Giveaway Winners

Thank you to all who participated in our giveaways- it was great to see what you enjoy using on your products, and also helps us know what you'd like to see in the future!

Without futher ado, here are the THREE giveaway winners:


"Nami, I have always loved your ribbons; they stay crisp and yet tie beautifully. I would say they are my favorite embellishment."

July 16, 2009 9:55 AM

Lisa (aka The Purple Place)

"LOVE any thing that adds a bit of bling to my card projects and I absolutely LOVE Denami glitters.

The colors are gorgeous and glitter is ultra fine and works wonderfully.

It's one of my favorites and I use it often!!"

July 15, 2009 9:14 AM


"Sparkle, Sparkle Sparkle!.If it glitters, it's all good. Add ribbon and/or buttons and you've got the perfect card!"

July 22, 2009 6:19 AM


If you lovely ladies would email us with your address and name, we will get your prize off to you! Please email us at

New Stamps

Hi All,

As many of you know, we just launched our new fall/winter 2009 season of stamps. Below are a couple of projects using them.

This one was stamped with the VersaFine Onyx Black, but you can use the Majectic Blue also. I used the 3D Lacquer for the rain slicker and 3D Lacquer sprinkled with the Fun Fluff for the chick. I then used the 3D Lacquer sprinkled with glitter on the umbrella. Lots of dimension and glitz.
This one was done by one of our designers. It was stamped in Versa Fine and colored in with markers. The Blue Ice Cardstock is used for a subtle shimmer. Great combination of color.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Second You Tube video is now ready

Hi All,

We just returned from a hot show in Texas. And I do mean HOT. It was over 100 degrees. Yikes! I guess the NW is more my kind of weather. We did return to 90 plus degrees, but even that those 10 degrees makes a difference.
Thank you for you comments regarding the YouTube video. I have been busy editing my second installment and it's ready for your viewing pleasure:

Here's the link if you have trouble viewing it here

The following is a card it did in Hartford the week before TX. This lady came to watch the demo and her cheerful shirt inspired me to make this card. I love the colors.

I have many posts this coming week, so check back tomorrow for the next card.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer Giveaways!

Since our last giveaway was such a hit, we decided to TRIPLE the fun!

Giveaway #1
  • 1 spool of RD04 Sheer, Lime/ White Dots ribbon
  • 1 spool of RD05 Sheer, Robins Egg Blue/ White Dots ribbon
  • 1 spool of RD09 Sheer, Hot Pink/ White Dots ribbon
Each of these spools are 5/8" width and include 25 yards. That's will get 75 yards of beautiful polka dot ribbon!

Giveaway #2
  • 1 jar of SS15 Misty Blue glitter
  • 1 jar of SS16 Citrone glitter
  • 1 jar of SS17 Magenta glitter
  • 1 jar of SS18 Amethyst glitter
  • 1 jar of SS19 Gamma Green glitter
  • 1 Quickie Glue Pen
With five gorgeous colors of glitter, there is sure to be one for your next project!

Giveaway #3
  • 1 pack of BT01 White Boutique Buttons
  • 1 pack of BT05 Lime Boutique Buttons
  • 1 pack of BT07 Sapphire Boutique Buttons
  • 1 pack of BT09 Bubblegum Boutique Buttons
These DeNami Design boutique buttons have only been out for a month, but they are a HUGE hit! With uses ranging from jewelry making to handmade card projects, you will be sure to fall in love with these fun buttons!



To be eligible for giveaways, leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite embellishment(s) to use on your projects! (They don't have to be DeNami, but we'd love it if they were!)

Giveaways ends on July 22, 2009. A winner will be announced on July 23, 2009.

If you become a (public) follower, or already one, you will get your name entered twice!

Winner will be posted on this blog, so be sure to check back! Only one entry per person.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Hartford Show

Hi all,

We arrived in Hartford and will be setting up today! We will be premiering our fall/winter collection for the world to see. It will be fun to play with the new stamps. Come see the demo. As always, I create as I go and it's fun to see what I end up with in the end. Maybe some material for more YouTube??

Thanks for those who have posted comments regarding the video. If more of you have watched it, please let me know.

I was thinking of doing one on how to load the ATG Gun. Leave me a comment and let me know if that would interest you.

Here's the link to the show this weekend.

It's at the Connecticut Expo Center. Hope to see you there! Let me know you read this blog:)


Sunday, July 5, 2009

YouTube Video Available Now!

Hi All,

As announced previously, we were working on premiering our first YouTube video.

We hope you enjoy. Please leave a comment and let us know how you like it. If you do, we'll work on lots more.

Here's the link

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Cards 3

Hi All,

Here's another all occasion card that can be used as a birthday card, as well. We have words like "To My Sweet Friend" and "Happy Birthday Sweet Friend" that can be used with this card. This lamb card was made on the white cardstock and stamped with the VersaMagic Sea Breeze and Aloe Vera with the Mini Polka Dot. That dot is so handy to make backgrounds with. Great for showers, all occasion cards, etc.

After coloring the lamb, I used the 3D Lacquer and sprinkled on the Fun Fluff. I then added a second layer of lacquer to the lambs ear and more Fluff for the dimension. Cute, cute, cute!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cards 2

Hi All,

Here is a birthday card for anyone that is wild at heart or young at heart. I used the Safari Trifles and adorned them with party hats and balloons from the Party Time Petit Fours stamp set. Lots of happy color.
I used the Rosevine Petit Fours stamp set and created my own wreath with the daisy and stamped the leaf sprig as a filler for the wreath. The leaves were stamped in the Spanish Moss VersaFine pad. I loved the unique color, not too bright or dull. If you change the color to oranges, red and brown with touches of green, you can use it in the fall.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Hi All,

We just posted and released the 2009 fall/winter collection here:

We have great classes, so be sure to check out your local store for dates.

We will be heading to Hartford, CT July 11-12. We will bring all of our new collection there. It's a great time to design your Christmas card and buy supplies there.

Here is a dimensional card that is bright and cheery. I used the Lacquer on the ladybugs for a glossy dimension. I stamped the curly vine stamp in the Glue pad and sprinkled with the Ruby Red Sparklets glitter.

Here is an all occasion card with lots of dimension, as well. I used the VersMagic Sea Breeze and Aloe Vera for the delicate background color. Even the one inch circle punches have the dotted polka dot behind the daisy. It looks like a light blue cardstock, but it's the VersaMagic.