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Friday, June 10, 2011

DeNami Blog Hop - Fabulous Frames


Welcome to DeNami's June blog hop! You should have arrived from Kristy Smith's blog. If you get lost along the way, jump back to the DeNami blog page and you'll find the link for the next stop in the hop. The hop starts on June 12 at 6 AM PST and you have until June 13 at 11:59 PM PST to leave a comment that is eligible for a prize. DeNami will give two $20 gift certificates to people who comment on the entries. Leave a comment any time just to let me know what you think.

I'm posting my creations for this month's blog hop early. While the early hoppers are jumping through the artists' work, I'll be walking the Team in Training Lake Placid Half Marathon so I'm sure you're forgive me setting this up before Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed that I make the full 13.1 miles. Looks like rain. I'm very worried about finishing-there are some serious runners here and I'm feeling like I didn't train enough. I'll be greeted at the end by my friends the Hamiltons and their son Will who survived treatment for Leukemia last year to celebrate his eight birthday-see pic with his cute brother Dutch. See the link to the right for more about Will. He has a full head of hair again and proudly stood up with the cancer survivors at the inspirational dinner. I have my daughter Mara who made the trip with me to cheer my on and greet me at the end. Mara has been lucky enough to hear me say I'm nervous a thousand times.


First I made a card featuring a favorite older stamp that I haven't used in ages: the small block frame. I embossed using a new embossing powder from JudiKins that I picked up at the W. Springfield expo last week. Love the colors. The picture doesn't do it justice.

They are stamped on some of my favorite Memory Box papers. Inside I stamped the solid decorative crest in both olive and rose chalk inks. The background is a combination of a flower vine accents stamp and the mini starlet, both of which I got last week at the expo.

Second I made a card similar to something I saw Nami make last week at the expo. It's the decorative flourish stamp using Brilliance Platinum Planet ink on plain vellum which is layered on top of the blue shimmer paper. It's topped with a the decorative crest circle, a quick phrase, some love bling, and a silver trimmed ribbon. This would be perfect for a wedding.

Thanks for stopping by. The next stop in the hop is Sue Lelli's blog. Enjoy the creative ideas of all the participants.

31 comments:

  1. What wonderful cards!!!! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!

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  2. fabulous design and card! Good luck with the half marathon today!!!

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  3. I hope the weather was good for you - what a wonderful cause that you are walking for!

    Your cards are beautiful - the decorative flourish is one of my favorite stamps, and I might need to get that decorative crest circle after seeing your lovely use of it here! :o)

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  4. Lovely cards. Best of luck on your half-marathon.

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  5. Great cards, Annette. You did a great job on both cards, but that second one is my favorite. I love the simplicity and of course, the rhinestones. :)

    Hope your walk went well!

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  6. Your DeNami frame cards are just beautiful, Annette! LOVE the sparkle and shine. :) I hope you are doing well on walk today.

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  7. Annette, BOTH cards are PRETTY but I LOVE the shimmery yumminess of the second one! The vellum is FAB! Good luck in your marathon and I'm sure your daughter would listen to you say you are nervous a thousand times more!

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  8. Both cards a beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Beautiful work!! Love the sparkle and best of luck in your marathon! You go girl!!

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  10. Both cards are fantastic. Love the soft colors. Hope the race went well!

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  11. Best of luck in your marathon! Your cards are lovely, thank you for sharing!

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  12. These cards are so beautiful Annette!!! Best of luck in your marathon! I hope you exceeded your own expectations :)

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  13. Good luck in the run!! Love your framed images. They are so pretty grouped on your card. Very nice treatment for the inside too!!

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  14. Great cards. Love glitter on cards--it add such wonderful sparkle.
    How your marathon was a success.

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  15. Great choice of stamps, and those shades of green are sublime!

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  16. Absolutely love the second card! It has so much sparkle and glitz. Very pretty.

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  17. Love both cards, great job!

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  18. Great job on both cards = good luck at the 1/2 marathon!

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  19. Beautiful and elegant cards. I love them both, but the second one is my favorite of the two!

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  20. Annette, these are both so elegant and your color choices are fab!!! That crest stamp is definitely one of my favorites that I need to get! Thanks for sharing! =)

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  21. Such beautiful cards! That embossing powder looks so colorful! Love the elegeance of the second card as well!

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  22. Both cards are beautiful, the glitter in the first is divine!

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  23. Fabulous LO. Love the shimmering glittering frames. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  24. Thanks everyone for the good wishes for the half marathon. No thunderstorms but plenty of rain for the last four miles. I was at the end but I finished which was my main goal and raised money for a great cause. Happy to see my wonderful daughter at the finish line on the famous Olympic speed skating oval. Feels good to have done it.

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  25. Your cards are beautiful. What a great cause you walked for. I lost my stepdad 3 years ago on the 1st to Leukemia and my friend was just diagnosed with it a few weeks ago. I hope you had great weather and that you were able to finish it=)

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  26. Very very pretty! I love the colors.

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