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Sunday, May 8, 2011

DeNami Blog Hop - Girlie Girl

Welcome to DeNami's Blog Hop for May and Happy Mother's Day to everyone. You should have arrived from Andrea Matthew's Blog. Andrea is a member of the design team and always has wonderful creations posted on her blog. If you get lost along the way, return the DeNami's blog and you'll find the link to join back in the hop.

The details for the hop are:

When: The blog hop starts on May 8 at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until May 9, 2011, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

Why: To be inspired by beautiful girlie creations featuring DeNami Design stamps 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!

This was a fun challenge - so many possibilities. Of course the first thing I thought of was clothes and shoes. I have two other cards I'll post as extra entries in the bonus round but the card I've chosen for the hop is about a love affair between girls and chocolate. I have a section of my stamps devoted to words/phrases and there is a portion just for girlie stuff and another for chocolate.

Another phrase that fits well with this Mimi stamp is "There's nothing better than a good friend except a good friend with chocolate". So true.

The card includes DeNami brown card stock, discontinued Stampin' Up! Blush Blossom, Stampin' Up! Ivory Naturals, Mimi with her box of chocolates, Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Stampin' Up! tulip border embossing folder, Copics for color and lots of A Muse Pretty Pearls. Can you have too many pearls?

For those that want to post a girlie creation but didn't get a spot in the hop, you can enter your work on DeNami's blog this week. The winner is guaranteed a spot in the next hop.

Next stop: Another wonderful artist on the DeNami Design Team, Ayana Posadas. Enjoy!

Training and Stamping

Continuing on with my training (nine miles this weekend!) and making cards to use in fundraising $1500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Half Marathon in Lake Placid next month. It won't be long now and the event will be here. I've reached the half way point in fundraising (see link at the side). Here is the second card kit available.

Kits are $15 for six cards or two kits for $25. The third kit is almost done and the fourth started plus I'll have some miscellaneous kits using cards already made. It's a challenge to make cards that are cute and simple using supplies I already have to keep costs down. I'm open to any suggestions if you have a sample or two you think would fit the bill.

Thanks for looking.