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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.

58 comments:

  1. Very pretty- and that reminds me- I need to start Valentine's Day cards!

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  2. Oh my goodness. That cards is just beautiful. I love it. I would say this could also be for an Anniversary card. I love it all. I just became a follower. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love your Valentine's Day card. It's so beautifully done, extra sparkles and all! ;o)

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  4. You should have NO regrets making a Valentines Day Card for this hop --- I'm thinking you are safe for February. ;-) Love your sparkle, shimmer, bling, and scalloped up card!

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  5. Your Vday card is just adorable. Never apologize for the glitter!! :) I'm now a follower.

    http://scrappingwiththeprincess.blogspot.com

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  6. I am loving the glitter!! That border is fantastic!

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  7. Gorgeous use of stamps in the background and of course the scallops are fabulous! Love all the sparkliness!!! So glad you hopped along with us!

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  8. What wonderful cards!!! Glitter rocks!!!

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  9. What a pretty sparkly Valentine Card!! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Your card is wonderful and glitter and bling are necessities in my world.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  11. Awww...I just love the traditional feel of this card with the extra added glitter and bling to make it pop!! VERY pretty!!

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  12. Very sweet Valentine's card. I really like how you made the glitter scallop edging!

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  13. Sooo sweet! I love your handstamped background and the glitter is fab! Such a lovely addition to the hop, so glad you joined in the fun again! :D

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  14. Nice cards. I especially like the Valentine's day card.

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  15. I am in LOVE with your LOVE card! So many hearts and scallops and shininess! It sparkles just like YOU!

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  16. Nice cards. The Valentine's card is my favorite. I love the glittered scalloped border!

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  17. I love hearts and glitter! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  18. Love the glittery background you created on the first card!

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  19. LOVE that GORGEOUS glittery background you created!!!! Such a beautiful Valentine!!!

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  20. Glitter: we all have the same "problem" :)

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  21. What a fun, cute and sparkly card! :)

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  22. Very cute card. Love the pink and red combination and the sparkly bling. Great job.

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  23. I love Valentine's Day cards and this one is very nice! Love the embellishments!

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  24. I love your Valentine's day card. So pretty. And your thank you card is fabulous! Love it. Love the colors and I am a sucker for anything with snowflakes. =) TFS

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  25. Love all the sparklies! It's so lovely.

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  26. Extra Love! That is FABULOUS! I will forever think of you when I'm working with glitter now. What a fun, happy way to think of those stray pieces of glitter! Thanks for that! Your card is gorgeous, too. A PERFECT valentine! Bravo!

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  27. Wow Annette - these are gorgeous! I don't think anyone can glitter without it getting somewhere unintended :) I am now following your blog because I love your creative style and I just love banner at the top or whatever it is called - love that vintage and that is one of my favorite quotes!

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  28. WOW! Love your card! The glitter is fab.

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  29. Great card creation - love the sparkle!

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  30. The glitter makes the card - thanks for sharing!

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  31. Can you ever have too much glitter? I don't think so! Wear glitter on your face with pride, I do it all the time ;)

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  32. Love, love, LOVE your Valentine's Day card! TFS!

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  33. Sparkles and Valentines! Love 'em.

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  34. Love all the hearts and sparkle!

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  35. Love how your colors popped!sweet Valentine Day's card.

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  36. Beautiful! I love all the sparkle!

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  37. Love the background stamp! Cute, cute!

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  38. Thank you! I am so ready for Valentines! And this one is so cute!

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  39. Annette, I LOVE your card! This is definitely my favorite card that you've created- it's so pretty, and I love those colors!

    Just a little heads up, you're safe for February. :) We'll announce the next hop details later this week....stay tuned!

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  40. just lovely. thanks for sharing.

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  41. I love the glitter!!! Lovely cards!

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  42. I cannot image the time it took to stamp that background and then put glitter to it too. Congrats. It's a beautiful card.

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  43. Love your humor, just HAD to see the stuff you make & how fun IT IS! Glitter IS the FUN in life, isn't it?

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  44. Awwwwwwww . . . so sweet!! Great cards. :)

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  45. I love this... LOVE.... And I LOVE Valentines Day..... Awesome.

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  46. Love the glitteriness (is that a word?) of this card.

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  47. Great card. Love the glitter. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Wow! Love all that sparkle! I really like the background of your card! Great job.

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  49. Annette I love your blog and I love these cards! =) What a great job with the glitter... I can never get glitter to turn out that beautiful! Great work! =)

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  50. Oh, what FABULOUS cards!
    The Valentine's day card is so pretty. I love your use of glitter. It's always a fun addition to any card. :)

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  51. Gorgeous work... you're very talented!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com
    (CSN Stores giveaway coming soon)

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  52. That Valentine's card is sooooo pretty! I love that red and pink together and the sparkles! Great job!

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  53. Love that sparkly red glitter, and the border is so cool! Love the detail the glitter adds, such a fun card!

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  54. The MS displays at Michaels always reel me in too! Great cards, TFS. Aparna (aparnasaini (at) gmail (dot) com)

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  55. Such a sweet design! Perfect for Valentine's Day!

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