Friday, September 25, 2009

Viva Las Vegas

Hi All,

We are in Las Vegas and will set up this morning. I will be teaching from 2-4PM. There are still spaces open, so come on down and join us! This is the only class I have scheduled this year. It is to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of The Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo.

I am working on next season’s new designs, hence the break from blogging for now. I hope to post some thing up soon.

Be sure you post a comment on the DeNami Gift Certificate giveaway, if you haven’t already, for you chance to win.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gift Certificate Giveaway

The details:

One comment per person.

1) Leave a comment ON THIS POST letting us know your favorite DeNami Design product/ stamp and the reason.

2) Leave a link on your blog to my giveaway! (If you don't have a blog, that's alright, be sure you let your friends know another way! )

3) Leave a way for us to contact you. (ie: blog or email address)

...:::If you become a (public) follower, or already one, you get to leave an additional comment! Just let us know you became/ are a follower!:::...

...:::If you become a follower on Facebook, or already one, you get to leave an additional comment! (Yes, you can potentially leave 3 comments!):::...

You have until Sunday, October 11, 2009 to enter. We will post the winner on October 12th!

The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate for use on the DeNami Design website. You can keep it or "re-gift" it and send it as a Christmas present!

For those who don't know how to leave a comment, please visit us here. We put together a little tutorial- we don't want you to miss out on the fun!

Monday, September 21, 2009

It's Nami's Birthday!

Hi all, this is Paulina. Today is Nami's birthday!! Since Nami has touched our lives in one way or another, I thought it would be nice for us to all leave her a comment! Let her know about a special interaction you have had with her, how much her company means to you or just send her some birthday wishes. I know she is going to be touched and surprised.

Thanks for leaving your love and birthday wishes!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Card and Tag- Loveland Show Day 8

Hi All,

Here's a fun thing to do with the circle punch. You can create matching gift tags by just punching a tiny hole at the top and threading it with a narrow ribbon or metallic elastic. You can also use the punch outs for a topper on a canning jar.

Here is another filigree card with the Bronze and Jade color combo.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Cards- Loveland Show Day 7

Hi All,

We are in Greenville, SC this weekend. Drop by if you can.

I stamped these two with the daisies. If you look closely, you can see the Starlett stamp stamped with the Glue pad and sprinkled with glitter between the mini polka dot.
This mini daisy is from the Rosevine Petit Fours collection stamped in the Versa Fine Vintage Sepia and colored with markers. The mini polka dot was in the Sea Breeze Versa Magic.

I used the double line square to "outline" the scalloped punch out. I then traced the line with the Quickie glue pen and sprinkled the Magenta Sparkletts glitter.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cards- Loveland Show Day 6

Hi All,

Here are some filigree cards. They are variations of ones I have done before. By changing up the colors, you can create a different look. I stamped the background here in the Vintage Sepia Versa Fine and used the 3D Lacquer with the Bronze Sparkletts glitter. I added touches of the lacquer with the Misty Blue Sparkletts on the large filigree punch out.
I stamped the Med Filigree in the Olympia Green Versa Fine for a nice neutral green color. The band was layered in the Marcasite paper, Pearl and Hunter Green.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Gift Packs 2

Hi All,

Here's part two of the gift pack. This is for you doggie lovers. This is the other gift bag template.
I stamped the mini polka dot for the background on both. I love the dots on the projects. It makes it whimsical.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Gift Packs

Hi All,

I thought I would share some fun ideas to incorporate a gift with a coordinating card. The "purse" is a template of a box and you thread ribbon at the top to create a purse. You can find two different kinds of templates here:

I used the mini polka dot for the background to make my own pattern. I also used the various circle stamps (nesting stamps) to create a cute punch for the center of the bag and card. The mini scallop with the heart is from the Easter Sunday Petit fours stamp set.

The bag would be great to fill with little edible goodies or a small gift. By using your imagination, you can create a fun ensemble. Try mini lip gloss pots, mini hand balm creams, a pack of gum, mints, mini nail polish, etc.

Stay tuned, I have part two of the gift packs tomorrow...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fabulous Button Tree!

Hi All,

Paulina at Pretty Pink Posh posted these adorable Button Trees on her blog:

She took a styrofoam cone and used the pearl end straight pins to secure the buttons to the cone. After finishing them, she put them on candle holders for pedestals. She used the Bubble Gum and Lime buttons from DeNami available here:

You can also create the same look using a styrofoam ball and making into a Button ball ornament.

Visit her blog and leave her a comment and tell her how much you like it!

Cards- Loveland Show Day 5

Hi All,

I am continuing to upload my blog entries. I have many to post, but am slow at doing it right now. We are starting school again, back at the homefront and had a full week of festivities, including a wedding to attend and help at. It was great.

We are preparing for our next show in Greenville, SC. We haven't been there, but the word is that stamping is going strong there. We look forward to meeting you there.

Here is a cute little card using a button. The simplicity and sweetness of it would make this an easy one to go to when you need a quick card.

The mini polka dot was stamped with the Cherry Pink Impress pad.
The mini polka dot was stamped with the Aloe Vera and Sea Breeze Versa Magic pads. I then stamped the dot circle with the Glue pad and sprinkled the Sparkletts glitter. I used the Marvy Yellow punch for the double ring and then the Marvy Blue punch with the Blue Ice Pearlescent paper.

The band was with the Jade pearlescent paper and the Bronze pearlescent paper. I used the Vintage Sepia Versafine pad for the mini daisies (from the Rosevine Petit Fours stamp set), the daisy and the double ring.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

How to Leave Comments

We have had several blog readers say they would leave comments but they don't know how. Here are some screen shots to help you along.

1) Go to the end of whatever post you want to comment on. It will say posted by Nami Nakamura, the time, and _ comments (It will list # of comments on post) . Click on _ comments. The following screen will pop up:

2) Write comment and type in the word verification posted. Next, if you don't have a blog, you will want to click on Name/URL (as circled above).

3) Click "Publish Your Comment"- then you're all set! We would LOVE to see comments from all of our readers.....Now there are no excuses not to! :)