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Saturday, July 7, 2012

DeNami July Blog Hop - Summer

Welcome to the July DeNami Designs Blog Hop.   I actually started to type June because I can't believe it's July already. You should have arrived from the blog of

If at any time along the way a link doesn't work, just hop back to the

DeNami blog 

and you can hop back in wherever you want from the list of participants.  Things happen.

This month the theme is summer and there are so many wonderful images to choose from.
Here are the details of the hop from Paulina at DeNami Designs:


When: The blog hop starts on July 8th at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until July 9, 2012, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).
Why: To be inspired by fun DeNami Design creations 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 month I decided to make a scrapbook page instead of a card.  While cardmaking is my first love, I've been making a lot of scrapbook pages and I love the monthly paper collection release from We R Memory Keepers titled Down the Boardwalk.  

The papers are wonderfully warm and I thought the beach collection would be perfect for summer and would work great with Mimi surfing.  I don't expect to ever have a photo of someone surfing in my scrapbooks, but I do have lots of beach pictures and Mimi's just cool.

After creating my scrapbook canvas, I added a photo mount and hand cut the Mimi image.  She's stamped on white paper with black ink and colored with Copic markers.  Of course I waxed Mimi's board with some crystal lacquer to make it shine.  I was thinking water and sand.  So then I went just a little too far with that idea and thought it would be great to add some real sand.  I don't recommend it.  I used a combination of ATG tape and crystal lacquer and I think it just looks like a mess.  Plus I can't imagine I'll want loose falling sand in my book.  But I left it so show my inspiration, both the good and the bad.  I'm pretty sure I'll be rubbing that sand off the page soon.



Here's a close up of Mimi.  Don't you just love that Nami added Mimi's earrings even when she's surfing?  And not a hair out of place.  

The final stop in this hop in Glenda Wyatt.  Enjoy and don't forget that every comment you leave is an entry to win a gift certificate to the DeNami on line store.  With all the new released image, you'll have a hard time deciding what the pick.  Happy summer

39 comments:

  1. awesome! love your coloring and the glossy surfboard :)

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  2. Love the surfboard! Excellent work!

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  3. Cool...kinda retro-ish! Unique

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  4. Love the way you colored this great card.

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  5. I think its wonderful when you are able to incorporate stamps into scrapbook layouts and this one is Awesome!

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  6. What a fun page. I love it when you can us stamps for cards and pages.

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  7. Allison LariviereJuly 8, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Such a fun page!

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  8. I'm having a hard time trying to combine stamping and scrapbooking, so thanks for the inspiration! It turned out great- even with the sand!

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  9. I'm having a hard time trying to combine stamping and scrapbooking, so thanks for the inspiration! It turned out great- even with the sand!

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  10. Neat page - like the retro feel to it! I think it turned out great - despite the sand (which I wouldn't have even noticed!).

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  11. Oh yes I think the earrings are a must for Mimi. It's the well dressed ladies surfer attire! Fun page Anette ;)

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  12. Fun page! Love the colors and the surfer girl! Fabulous job!

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  13. Surfer girl with perfect hair and earrings. You are too funny! Great card,

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  14. Love seeing a layout on the hop and such great texture here!

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  15. Giggling how Mimi looks so fine even on the beach!!! Cute card filled with lots of details!

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  16. Fabulous page! I love adding stamps to my pages! And yes, those earrings are just perfect.

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  17. LOVE This Annette!!
    Great use of Great DNami stamps on your page and Very creative!!!

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  18. Beautiful layout!! Love how you put this together!

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  19. What a great layout! Mimi fits perfectly on your wonderful page :)

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  20. Cool layout! I like those papers too ;) Mimi is a great touch!

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  21. What a fun scrapbook page! Great work!

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  22. Great layout and so cute. Excellently done and the paper is so cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Your scrapbook page is great! I toyed around with doing a scrapbook page, too, but finally opted for a card. I'm glad you did this!

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  24. Now, isn't this fabulous? I love your cute scrapbook page--all set to pop in a favorite summer photo. Mimi is looking fabulous at the beach!! Darling creation, Annette!

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  25. So fun! I'm impressed you went for it with the sand! (I've had this thought a few times myself and always chicken out!! :) Great summer LO!

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  26. Great scrapbook canvas project! Mimi looks great with her board!
    DeniseB

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  27. I wish that MY hair would stay in place when I was at the beach! LOL
    SUper fun card Annette!

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  28. eeek! Mimi is rockin' that surf board!!!

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  29. What a fun card, Annette! I *almost* pulled out that Mimi stamp, but couldn't think of a creative way to use her. You did a great job!

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  30. Nice to see a layout using the stamps...very nice.

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  31. Thats a lot of hard work - pretty cool !

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