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Saturday, January 8, 2011

DeNami Simply Scallops Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's DeNami Blog Hop. The theme this month is Simply Scallops. The hop is officially open for the opportunity to win a prize from Sunday January 9th at 6 AM PST to Monday January 10th at 11:59 PM PST. You should have arrived from Nicki Scheck's blog. To start at the beginning or if you get lost along the way, go to the DeNami blog site.

To enter for a chance to win one of two $20 gift certificates from DeNami, post a comment on any or every entry. Please make my blog one of the places you comment :) The more comments you post, the more chances you have to win. DeNami just released about 50 new stamps so it would be easy (soooo easy) to spend that gift certificate.

I fear I may regret my choice of a Valentine's day card if the February blog hop has a Valentine's theme, but I've jumped into the Valentine's craft supplies. That darned Martha Stewart's display in Michael's always gets me in trouble every time :) Oh well, I'm not going to have a problem making more Valentine's cards. As far as scallops go, I pulled out punches, stamps, ribbon, embellishments, ..... you get the idea.

The base of the card is Bazzill red textured paper. I stamped love and the small heart pair with Versamark ink in rows across a pink layer of Bazzill paper then topped it with ruby red glitter. (No matter how hard I try, I always have stray glitter. It's probably on my face as I type. Pardon the stray pieces and think of it as extra love.)

Across the bottom I used Clear Snap Design Adhesives scalloped row. I love this stuff:
it can be topped with embossing powder, glitter, beads, flocking, etc. Here I used the same glitter as the Versamark images. Actually, the glitter decided that for me.

The card is topped with a scalloped punched oval of red and plain oval of white with 'love you' from the assorted greeting set in black ink. Then I added some heart shaped rhinestones from Recollections.

While the second card is not my entry, I'm sharing a Christmas present thank you card I made which also has scallops and a DeNami stamp. The base is an A Muse snowflake card, with a band of blue paper cut with a scallop punch and topped with a felt snowflake ribbon (that Martha again). The phrase is from the same assorted greetings set as 'love you'.

Snowflakes and hearts, all over my workspace. Happy January. The next stop in the hop is Ruza Rebel's blog. Enjoy.

Inside Snowmen

The week before Christmas my kids and I spent a night of food and fun with our friend Kerri. She is an amazing artist and great friend. Kerri has had her work published several times but has a two page spread in the current Take Ten issue.

As a mixed media artist, Kerri was inspired by Sue Pelletier's past cover art in Cloth Paper Scissors to make these cute snowmen from plain clear bottles. It's a free fall for inspiration because the options are endless and it's definitely a glitter mess!

It was a blast and I'll make more in the future I'm sure. Check out Kerri's snow family. On Kerri's blog (November 8th posting) is the work of another group of friends. Thanks Kerri for a great play date and a chance to celebrate your divorce becoming final.