Sunday, November 14, 2010

DeNami Christmas Blog Hop

DeNami November Blog Hop
 
 

Hello!  I had so much fun participating in DeNami's last blog hop, I am doing it again!  Welcome to all the "hoppers"!  If you came from Beverly Montez's blog, you are on the right track!  If you want to start from the beginning or if you get lost along the way, click on the Blog Hop badge above and it will take you back to home base.  Now, let me get to my cards!  Yes, I have two!  Here is the first one ... enjoy!
Every year, for one of my Christmas cards, I like to do a card with a winter scene and this stamp with Mimi snow skiing is perfect!  When I stamped her in brown, the snowflakes and the snow on the ground came out in brown also.  So, I went over these with a white gel pen and then added glitter with a quicky glue pen on top of that.  Remember, holiday cards don't always have to be in traditional colors, especially if they are winter scenes!

Recipe:
Paper - Stripe Unknown, Turquoise is a Sparkle Paper by TPC Studio, Cardstock White, Pink, Mint Green
Stamps - DeNami
Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Tools - Classic Scalloped Circle, Classic Circle, & Create a Flake 1 Nestibiities, EK Success Corner Punch, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Other - Ranger White Gel Pen, Quicky Glue Pen, Art Institute Crystal Glitter, Glitter Baubles from Hobby Lobby


Now, my next card will show you how one stamp has many possibilities.  For this holiday card, I used Mimi with Birthday Cake.  Yes, you read correctly!  It is this stamp ... 


And this is the result ... here is my holiday card ...  

Don't you love how it came out?  I know I was supposed to be using Christmas stamps, but I had this idea, and couldn't resist showing it to you!    You should have seen me jumping for joy when I found this perfect scrapbook paper with all sizes of presents on it, including a small one of a perfect size for Mimi to hold!  My other favorite detail on the card, is how I made the ribbon appear to be on top of a present.  I think I will be making more of these to send!

Recipe:Paper - Paper with presents by Little Yellow Bicycle called All Wrapped Up, Merry Christmas background paper by The Paper Studio, Cardstock White, Blue
Stamps - DeNami
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Tools - Martha Stewart Border Punch, McGill tag punch
Other - Ribbon Unknown, Red Pearls by Queen & Co.

Don't forget there are gift certificates that YOU can win!  All you have to do is leave comments on the blogs along the way and your name might be randomly drawn!  How easy and fun is that?  You have until Monday night at 11:59 PST to leave comments on each of the blogs.


Now let's get you on your way.  You next stop is Tammy Hobbs.  Thanks for visiting.  I hope you like what you saw and will come back to visit soon!

This coming Tuesday look for another Texas creation.  See you then!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

54 comments:

Lynn said...

love those colors. Very clever, adding present to birthday Mimi!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

What awesome creations!!!!

imaginethat said...

Love your color combinations! Great job.

Lesley from WI said...

Very cute cards and a lot of fun!

Rosemary said...

oh.... love your mimi cards!! fantastic!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fabulous card, Tina!

Michele Gross said...

2 wonderful cards! I adore Mimi and these are so much fun!!

Tammy said...

I really love that winter scene card! Both fabulous cards Tina!

jenlynnie said...

great cards. & nice color combo.

Ruza said...

Love the colors on both cards. Tranforming the b-day cake into a present is to die for.

Erin said...

Love the colors on the winter scene... and what a fabulous idea with the birthday cake/Christmas gift!

Cyndi S said...

Pretty cards.

jennyplace2 said...

Your colours are so pretty and I love the way you made it into a Christmas stamp
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Dr. Cathy Leogrande said...

The pink and turquoise colors on the snow scene really come through with the stripes and snowflakes. Thanks for describing each step so well.

Juicy Creations said...

i love the colors on this card.. very nice..
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Amy said...

I just love the pastels you used here! Very pretty!

Kim said...

Love your cards!!! Love Mimi in both and the colors are fabulous!

Sue Lelli said...

How CLEVER are you to turn that Mimi borthday stamp into a gift!! WOW! And I just LOVE the colors you used on the Mimi snow skiing card! BOTH are FAB!

Kim Wilson said...

These are both so sweet! I love the skiing one! Such a fabulous color combo!

ladydi47 said...

You are so clever with the stamps! I love the cards!
Diana B.
crb_db@bellsouth.net

wayred48 said...

Dang it Tina, now I have to go find that big snowflake. Love your cards and colors too!

Linda said...

Very creative with Mimi! You added a lot of fun to the cards!

Laurel said...

Wow. I have never seen this stamp before and I love it. And I love how you made it so versatile! Very clever! ADORABLE cards, both of them. Thank you so much for sharing.

TammyGtaz said...

Both are very cute but I love how you created the present for Mimi. It could be a birthday present also!! Adorable!!

Wendy said...

Great Mimi Cards! Especially the present that you used to cover up the cake, SO smart!

sugarstamp said...

Absolutely LOVE the pink and blue theme!

jordanbev5 said...

Loved your cards! Loved that you didn't use traditional colors and that you were so creative with turning the cake into a gift!! Loved everything!

stefeni said...

Love it! So clever. Way to get the most out of your stamps!

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Ayana Posadas said...

What fun cards! They are both beautiful! :) Love how you used the Mimi images.

Amy Smidebush said...

I am soooooo impressed with these cards! First of all, the color combinations are so unique and STUNNING! Plus, creating that present to use with the Birthday Mimi stamp? PURE GENIUS!!! I'm a fan!

lovecrafts2007 said...

Love both cards. Like your choice of colors. Thanks.

Dana said...

How sweet! That 2nd card is so clever, too!

Cassie_lu said...

great card and excellent use of the stamp

Emily Keaton said...

I love all of these colors!! You were so creative with that stamp--what a great idea :)

Laurie said...

These are so cute!! I love the snowflakes on the first and the popped up gift on the 2nd! Great job!

Lisa Petrella said...

Both of these cards are so fun and cute! I love those Mimi images! And I especially love the soft color palette and snowflakes in the first card!

spoelhoh said...

I love these cards - very modern and just fun. Thanks for sharing.

Esmommy said...

very cute cards TFS
Tracy
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Disp6194 said...

Such cute projects! I agree sometimes non-traditional colors make the best cards :)

Disp6194 said...

Such cute projects! I agree sometimes non-traditional colors make the best cards :)

Jo said...

Mimi's boutique is one of my favorites. I love the way your cards turned out. So pretty:)

Kimberly said...

Very cute! Love both cards!

Brelan said...

What a cute idea. Love the colors.

Stitchinwitch said...

Awesome cards and great way to use stamps for other occassions

Pam said...

Love Mimi! Great cards, love the colors.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Great cards! Love the colors you used on the first one!! Love how you added the present to MiMi! Very clever!!!! TFS!

Kendra

Karen McAlpine said...

Great images! Love pink in a christmas card!

Linda H. said...

Both cards are very cute. I love the colors on the snowflake card.

R&L said...

FAB!

Nicki said...

LOVE both of these cards! The Mimi ski card is so adorable with the color scheme....and great layout! The way you used the present instead of the cake on the other card is genius!!! So glad you joined the hop again! ;-)

Rae Ann said...

Love the pastel colors on the first card. The dp is great too. I love how you found a way to use the Mimi stamp as a holiday stamp. Great job!

Beth said...

Paulina's question for today was, "What are your favorite colors to use in XMas cards?" My immediate thought was, "Tourquoise and neon pink!" So I am very happy to see the wonderful skiing Mimi in these beautiful colors you chose! I love this card and the idea of more of a wintery theme versus a holiday theme.

Annette Holleger said...

I love this card! It's wonderfully detailed use of one stamp. The embellishments are perfect. I love the patterned paper as a base for all of the other pieces. Thank you for sharing your art with us.

Sheryl said...

Fantastic how you pulled the colors together on the snowflake card. Love how you've turned the cake into a pressie on the Mimi card - and the presents paper is so perfect! tfs - so wonderful!

 
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