Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pretty Pastels Blog Hop - Denami Designs




Hello Hoppers!  I am so excited to be a part of Denami Designs Blog Hop, as I love their stamps, ribbon, etc. 

You should have arrived here from Pat Quinet's blog.  I really enjoyed exploring Pat's blog as I was setting up the links in my post.  She does some beautiful stamping work!  

If you are looking to start at the beginning of the hop, you can click here to get to the Denami Designs Blog where the fun and creativity begins.  It is also a link you can click if you get lost along the way as they have the entire list of links).  

Details on the hop . . . 

When: The blog hop starts on May 20th at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until May 21st, 2012, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

Why: To be inspired by fun DeNami Design creations and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!

Prizes: We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!

Pastels!  For my project today, I knew I was going to use two of my favorite denami stamps . . .
I had a 6 x 6 paper pack of Vintage Marketplace paper from Bazzill that is loaded with some awesome pastels.  I found a nice blue print for the sky and some pink ledger for the greeting.  I went to work making parachutes for my little chick using a pastel stripe.  

Now, I am a huge fan of stamping and paper piecing!  I sometimes let it get out of control.  So I came up with two designs.  One of the designs is less crazy and flat.  I stamped the design onto the blue pattern paper and then paper pieced my parachute and chick.  

 

My second design is a little more "out of control."  It is one of those where part way into the project you say, "What were you thinking?"  Note that his comment came when I was trying to get my little pieces of twine all lined up at the points of my parachute.  Yes, I replaced the stamped strings with some pastel twine.  Because it is popped, I lost the feet and had to make a decision whether to draw them in, or leave them.  I drew them in.



And on the inside of each card, and little something to tie it all together, but that still gives plenty of room for a handwritten note . . . 



When you leave your comment, let me know which one you prefer.  My vote goes to the flat version. 

Your next stop on the hop is the very creative Tenia Nelson.   I am sure she has something fabulous to inspire you!  
Don't forget to leave your comments to be eligible for the prizes, and I welcome you to become a follower of my blog as well.  Hope you were inspired to put your DeNami Design stamps into action!

32 comments:

  1. This is too adorable!! Love the balloons!!!

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  2. What a cute idea! Makes a cute card.

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  3. Oh my word! I thought the first one was darling enough, but the second one is FABulous! I can see where you might have reconsidered though...such a lot of work, but totally worth it!

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  4. I love the one with the twine... but that might be because I have a small obsession with twine right now! Love your cards!

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  5. Hi. I think both cards are wonderful, but I like the first one the best. I too have gotten carried away with twine as you did on your second and have decided sometimes it's just not worth the time and work. Yet...I still too often get carried away!

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  6. So cute! They're both adorable, and I love your use of stripes -

    and adding the extra touch inside the cards is so pretty! Love it!

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  7. Both are just darling!! Love the twine!

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  8. i love this! i don't own any chickie stamps, but i NEED this parachuting chickie...great design and paper piecing.

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  9. As soon as I saw your first card, it made me smile! Both are beyond cute. Great work!

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  10. Very cute. I like the 3D effect and the twine. It really adds to the card.

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  11. how cute is this card! thank you for sharing.

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  12. These little chickies are so cute! I think I like the 'out of control' card best.

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  13. Dang but those chickies are adorable! Lovely use of the twinery!!

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  14. How FUN are these! Seriously could they be any cuter!!

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  15. Wonderful paper piecing! My favorite is the second with the twine for the balloon strings, but both are adorable!

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  16. I like paper piecing, too! The chickie parachute stamp is perfect for this technique! I like your cards!

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  17. The chickies are so cute. I like both. Love the colors you chose too.

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  18. HAHA! Cute! Love the paper pieced parachutes!

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  19. This is soooooo fun! Both cards are adorable and that twine is perfect!

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  20. What wonderful cards!! Love them both {I would have said the same thing to myself, too - bwahaha!} But they were fun, weren't they? I adore the second one...over the top, gf!!

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  21. Both of the cards are fantastic! Great job on both! :)

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  22. Choose one over the other? No way, both have fun written all over them! That's a success story!

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  23. I love the little chickies dropping in! Too cute! I have to say I love them both, but the twine is such a cute addition!

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  24. These are both adorable card but I have to say I love the dimension on the second. The little feet are so cute tucked in under their 'chubby' little bodies.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  25. Debbie, these cards both put a smile on my face. They are both great cards, but I must say, I REALLY like that second one. The dimension on the chickies and the added twine on the parachutes are perfect!

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  26. Both cards are ohh so ADORABLE! I just love the popped up chickies and the way you used the twine.

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  27. I love the dimensional version, and I just love the DeNami chickies. They are beyond cute.

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  28. Such cute cards! Great job.

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  29. Those pastel-striped parachutes are FANTASTIC! I love how you used baker's twine to complete the look, too. These are cards are just too cute!

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  30. TOTALLY ADORABLE!!!! LOVE the paper pieced parachutes and how you decorated the insides of the cards too!!!

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  31. Tooooo cute! Loving the chickies!

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  32. I LOVE how the paper, coloring, and twine all coordinate so perfectly! SO CUTE!

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