Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cards, Loveland Show Day 4

Hi All,

I love this color combo of the red and brown. It has such a cheery look. I used the square dot stamp and the scallop square punch for a change. I added the 3D Lacquer over the leaves with the Ruby Red Sparkletts for the dimensional shine. I also added dots of the lacquer and Bronze Sparkletts on the Scallop Square punches around the leafy sprigs. The stamping was done with the Satin Red Versa Fine and Vintage Sepia Versa Fine. This was a funny card to do. You can add photos to any of the Mimi stamps or to the Hawaiian shirts and shorts. Use your imagination. You can make this dimensional by cutting it our and adding to the Pop-up card for more hilarity. Also, you can use an "oversized" head to add humor. Perfect for the cast off photos that are sitting in a drawer. Especially, those group photos that have someone with their eyes closed. Hey, you can even use those photos for a real life effect:)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cards- Loveland Show Day 3

Hi All,

I have quite a few posts to put up, I just have been busy around here since we have a few weekends off.

I stamped the card below with the Versa Fine Onyx and colored with markers. I added the Quickie Glue pen and sprinkled with Sparkletts. I added dots of 3D Lacquer to the middle of the poinsettias and the Ruby Red Sparkletts.
Here's the Jade and Chocolate Brown color combo. The great thing about the paper combo (Chocolate Brown Cardstock, Bronze paper and Jade paper) is that there are ink pads to match them perfectly. You would use the Jade and Chocolate Brown Brilliance pads to match. I stamped the Glue Pad with the Filigree for the band across the card and sprinkled the Bronze Sparkletts glitter.

Monday, August 24, 2009

You Tube Video- Mimi with Dogs

Hi All,

I just uploaded my latest YouTube Video. This is a Mimi with Dogs card. I show how to decorate the inside and out. It's quick, easy and really cute!

Click the link if you have trouble viewing.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think. I love getting your feedback so I know people are enjoying the effort.

Cards- Loveland Show day 2

Hi All,

We just finished our show in Colorado Springs, CO. Thank you to all the enthusiastic stampers who expressed their gratefulness at our attendance. The weather was quite warm. Unfortunately, the AC was on the fritz and it was hotter inside than usual. Not good for a show that is majority women;)

Below are a couple of cards my daughter made for a couple of her friends. They were too good not to share. I love the dimesional aspect of the first one. She used the Medium double ring, the Medium Filigree and the Thank you circle for dimensional punch out. The actual the dimensional punch out with the 2.5 inch Marvy Punch and the window was with the 3 inch Giga punch. The background was stamped with the Leafy Sprig. You can find the supplies here This next one is so cheerful. I love the color combo on that. It was for a birthday. The gal was a Baking School Graduate, so the cake was apropos. The cute touches like the button and ribbon was nice. She used the Versa Fine pad and markers for the cake and flowers.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Young Guest artist

Hi All,

While at the Loveland, CO show, I had a mom and daughter stop by that I met in Denver, CO. They had been fans of DeNami and we enjoyed a time of chatting and I was able to share some more inspiration. They came back the next day for some show and tell. Marion, who is 13 years old, brought some cards she had done with our stamps. It was so fun to see. I thought I would share them with you.

This was such a bright and cheery card.
These cards had lots of color and sparkle.

How fun to see the cherries in purple. I never would have thought of that. The Mini Polka Dot was a nice touch to the background to tie in the shapes and textures.

I love how she used the two sizes of rings to create a circle to frame the valentine chickie.

These chickies had the Citrone glitter, which I call "chickie glitter" because it makes the chickies sparkle while still being able to see their faces. It's translucent and perfect for them.

I like the contrast of the black, white and yellow for this card. Great layering of the punches, too.

Here is a bright card with a fun color combo.

This next one will bring sunshine with the neon colors. Thank you, Marion, for sharing your creativity with us all.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cards- Loveland Show Day 1

Hi All,

Here is a group pic with Christy's Main Street gang. We were in the Stampaway USA show in Cincinnati, OH. Christy is on the left. She will be hosting some classes in her Ohio store. You can see the dates here

While we were in Loveland, OH, we had a customer named Mary stop by who purchased from us from HONG KONG! She was visiting from Hong Kong and was delighted that DeNami was in Colorado while she was there. Here is a great Fall card you can do using the Leafy Wreath. I've dressed up the wreath with poinsettias for a Christmas card. You can also add the tiny daisy from the PF05 Rosevine Flowers petit fours set for a spring wreath. You can also just use it plain and add the 3D Lacquer and an assortment of glitter colors. I cut out the Autumn petit fours set and dressed up the wreath. I added the 3D Lacquer for the glossy shine. The Lacquer is on the background and on the wreath with Bronze Sparkletts glitter accented with dots of Ruby Red Sparkletts glitter on the background card. Here's a cute little placecard you can do for Thanksgiving. You may opt for the dot circle instead of an invitation circle. I already had this cut out for a card, but used it for a placecard instead. I added the 3D Lacquer and Fun Fluff for the furry texture.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cards- Cincinnati Show Day 3

Hi All,

Here are some cards using the versatile trees. I stamped the first card using the Glue Pad and sprinkled on the Silver and Black Sparkletts glitter. I used the Marcasite, Pearl and Silver pearlescent papers. I used the White Cardstock for the punch and stamped with the VersaFine Onyx Black pad.
The background was stamped with the Leafy Sprig in the Brilliance Sky Blue. I accented with the 3D Lacquer and Blue Ice Sparkletts glitter. I used the Navy Blue cardstock for the band and framed the trees with it. I then framed that with the Pearl paper. I topped off with the Baby Blue ribbon. I used the "perfect bow" technique that you can see on some of the projects I have on You Tube

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cards- Cincinnati Show Day 2

Hi All,

We just finished our Loveland, CO weekend and will be heading back. Next weekend, we hit Colorado Springs, CO.

Below are a couple of Christmas cards to get you started thinking Christmas. The color combos are unique and out of the norm. I highlighted the black and red below with touches of green. I used the 3D Lacquer to dot the background and sprinkled Ruby Red, Black, Gold and Evergreen Sparkletts glitters.

This card was stamped with the VersaFine Onyx Black and colored in with cranberry and red markers. I then added leafy green and a darker green for the accents. The background was also highlighted with 3D Lacquer dots and sprinkled with the Gamma Green Sparkletts glitter. I added dots of the 3D Lacquer to the center of the stemmed Poinsettias and sprinkled the Ruby Red Sparkletts glitter.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Wedding Packaging

Hi All,

With wedding season coming to a close, you probably had some wedding on your calendar. I wanted to share with you a package I wrapped up. It was too nice not to share. All the roses and bows were made up of ribbons.

I bought this wrapping paper in bulk and use it for weddings, Christmas and birthdays. It's all-purpose one that allows me to use all kind of color combos.

I used the nesting stamps to create this coordinating gift tag. I used the 2 and 2.5 inch Marvy punches

I used the stamps J119 With Love

I54 Medium Double Circle

E116 Medium Solid Filigree

The papers were the PC21 White Cardstock

PC38 Iridescent Emerald Paper

Both come in a 30 pack.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cards- Cincinnati Show Day 1

Hi All,

We are having a great time in Loveland, CO. We experienced all kinds of weather including the heat, humidity, rain, wind and some hail. Today is the second day of the show. Come down and see us.

Here is a sweet card I did at the show. I used the caroling Mimi stamp and added the 3D Lacquer and Sparkletts glitter accents on the trim of the hats, ear muffs, hem, and scarf. It is a dimensional card with lots of bling. In the background, I stamped the Holly Vine and added the 3D Lacquer and Evergreen and Ruby Red Sparkletts glitter for rhinestone shine. The layers were with the Bronze, Gold and Red papers. This card was stamped with the Aloe Vera VersaMagic pad and accented with the 3D Lacque, Bronze and Gamma Green Sparkletts glitter for the background. I used the VersaFine Vintage Sepia for the words and doves.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Grapevine Show- Day 5

Hi All,

We are in Loveland, CO for the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo We'd love to see you there.

Here are some cards featuring the buttons. The buttons are so great. You can use them on cards or make crafts out of them. We have a wide selection and the prices are fantastic. Check them out here

If you take a close look, you can see the 3D Lacquer on the background sprinkled with the hot pink glitter to give it a rhinestone background. Lots of dimension and color.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Grapevine Show- Day 4

Hi All,

Here are some of the new poinsettias from the collection. This first card was using the Leafy Wreath, which is not a holiday design, but when you add the poinsettias, you create a festive Christmas wreath.

I stamped the Platinum Brilliance pad on the Eggplant cardstock, added 3D Lacquer and added the Evergreen, Ruby Red and Gold Sparkletts glitter for a dimensional shine.

This background was stamped in the Onyx Black Versafine and colored with markers. I used the Glue pad and stamped the dotted circle for some shine.

I layered the Black Cardstock and Emerald Green papers beneath the poinsettia flower panels.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Help Wanted for the Loveland, CO and Colorado Spgs, CO Shows

Hi All,

I just thought I would post that we are looking for help at the Colorado Shows. We would like a enthusiastic, friendly, hard-working with great people skills. Some sales skills would be fantastic. That gal would be helping with selling and setting up/taking down the booth. You can email me at with your phone number and experience. Spread the word. You can also contact us through Facebook.


Grapevine Show- Day 3

Hi All,

I know some of you have been waiting for my posts. Although I have the pics ready, I hadn't put up the postings, so here is the second post.

I stamped this card with the Olympia Green VersaFine and added the 3D Lacquer with the Evergreen Sparklets glitter and Ruby Red Sparklets glitter. This was a sweet card made by one of our designers. I love the colors and details. It's bound to cheer up the recipient. The "drops" can be used as raindrops, watermelon seeds, or a squirt of citrus fruit (orange, lemon, lime). It was finished off with the Lacquer.

Grapevine Show- Day 2

Hi All,

We have been in Cinncinati all weekend. We had a wonderful and whirlwind of a time here. We are heading back home and will be packing for Loveland, CO and Colorado Springs, CO, so get ready folks.

I have a couple of posts to put up. I appreciated the feedback from many who attended the show. I loved that you enjoyed the YouTube videos and the blog updates. I am working on editing one and as soon as it's ready, I will have it up. Thanks!

This card was stamped in the Platinum Planet Brilliance and wil the Glue pad with various stamps like the Steam stamp, Circle dots, and new Starlet. I accented with the Eggplant, Silver and Pearl papers. I used the Small Double Circle and the Scallop Tulip with the 1.5 inch scallop punch. All the products are available from I finished with the Lavender ribbon, Silver Sparklets glitter and Lavender Sparklets glitter.
I used similar colors here. I colored the Poinsettias in the Lilac/Lavender combo.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Grapevine Show- Day 1

Hi All,

We just returned from a fabulous show in Novi, MI. We enjoyed you all so much. The ladies were so lovely. Thank you to our great help, Terri and Margie for their cheerful smiles and willing spirits.

While our team was in Novi, the rest of the folks were at the homefront at the Rubber Stamp Expo in Puyallup, WA. My daughter made her demo debut. She is a very gifted and talented stamper, but she is mostly a closet stamper, stamping in the privacy of her own stamping hide-a-way. Here's her blog Well, since dear mom was away, she was coerced into stamping in public for all the stamping world to see. She did fabulously, with her experienced demo-ing sister cheering her on. Her sister's ulterior motive was to be able to mingle with the lovely ladies and not have all those eyeballs glued to her watching her every move:)

Here are some cards I did at the Grapevine, TX show. This was using the black paper with the pearl, silver, and marcasite paper. It really looked elegant with a hint of glitter shimmering in the background.

This card was stamped with the same background stamps, but using the VersaMagic in Aloe Vera and Sea Breeze. I then stamped them in the Glue Pad and sprinkled with Sparklets glitter.

I have lots more cards to post, so check all this week. We are heading to Cincinnati, OH for the Stampaway USA Show this weekend. Come see us!