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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Denami Designs Fabulous Frames Blog Hop

Good Morning Everyone!



Welcome to the Denami Designs Fabulous Frames Blog Hop. Here are the details that were sent to me from Denami Designs.

When: The blog hop starts on June 12 at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until June 13, 2011, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

Why: To be inspired by beautiful 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!


If you started at the beginning of the blog you arrived here from Tenia Nelson's blog at http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com


You are now at Carol Hartery's blog at www.carolhartery.blogspot.com


My friend Sandy's granddaughter, Sammi, celebrates her birthday next month. Sammi loves everything "princess" so Sandy asked me to create a princess card for her. I ordered the Denami castle and chickie princess stamps specifically for Sammi's card. Since Sammi also loves the beach I decided to have the chickie princess live in a sand castle. I used my Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad and stamped 3 castles onto a piece of sand paper. I used some of my markers to add color to the sand castles before I fussy cut them. I tore some small sheets of sandpaper to create some sand for the card.



Well, princesses love sunshine so I used Denami's medium birthday circle stamp to create a large bright sun. The princess is framed by the birthday text. I cut some triangles for the sun's rays and added tiny rhinestones to the rays and to the text to add some sparkle to the card. The chickie princess doesn't want a sunburn so she's standing under her favorite pink umbrella.


The beach ball is a brad from Eyelet Outlet.


All stamps used are from Denami Designs


Castle


Chickie princess


Medium birthday circle stamp


Umbrella

Your next stop is at Jenny Wagener's blog at http://www.jennyscreativecorner.blogspot.com


If you get lost along the way you can always start at www.denami.blogspot.com


Please be sure to leave a comment at each blog you visit. Hope you'll become a follower on my blog and will come back to visit me again soon.


Carol

38 comments:

Janet C said...

Love your card.How clever to use sandpaper for the sandcastles. Is it lightweight sandpaper? I never would have thought to use it!

Cindy said...

How very creative!!!

Carol Hartery said...

I bought the sandpaper at Dollar Tree. They are small sheets that are probably about 4" x 6". I believe they are all different grades as there are numbers on the back that say 60, 80 and 120. I was able to stamp on each of them, but I think the ink showed up the best on 120.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super duper cuteness!!! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!

Pam Wendt said...

That sandpaper idea - ingenious! And I love the DeNami chickies - your little princess chickie is so cute with her umbrella protecting her from the sun! Your friend's granddaughter will love this card, and how very thoughtful of you! :o)

wendyp said...

how CUTE!!!

Joyce said...

I love how you used sandpaper to make sandcastles. Very clever.

{Chrissie} said...

I love that sun! The sandcastles are such a creative idea - fantastic job!!!

...:::Paulina:::... said...

This card is super fun, Carol! I love the "sand" you created, the use of the Princess Castle, along with your other DeNami goodies. Sammi is going to love this card!

Emily Keaton said...

Totally cute!! I love your sandy beach, sweet sandcastles, and perfectly framed sunbathing chickie. Terrific card. :)

ahobbs said...

It's funny...I just made cards for my kids teachers yesterday and I used torn sandpaper too! Great minds think alike. My cards were ocean themed. I send along a pic.

Sue Lelli said...

Carol, so much IMAGINATION on one SWEET card! LOVE reading about all the thought that went into each and every detail! She is going to LOVE this! I DO~!

Michele Gross said...

How cute!!!! Absolutely adorable little scene :)

Karen said...

Very creative card! Great job.

Shirley said...

Very SUMMER wonderful!!

Heidi said...

Very creative, cute card. I love it!

Ruby said...

Ah such a sweet little card! Love your fun brad too :o)

Andrea M said...

Oh Carol - your beach scene is so wonderful! LOVE the sandpaper sand and the sun frame! Great work on this one!

Karen McAlpine said...

Very regal! What a cute subject idea. Love it.

Beverly Montez said...

That sandpaper is SO clever and looks so realistic! Well done! What a cute card.

Lillian Child said...

How sweet is this??!!

I am now a follower of your blog. So nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and say hello!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

darkchami said...

This is so adorable and creative! I love the use of sandpaper.

scrapalajen said...

Love the sandpaper, chickies & the sun! They're so gorgeous and add a special touch to this special card!TFS!

Amy Smidebush said...

This is adorable! I LOVE your use of sandpaper!

julieodil said...

Very cute!

Lisa said...

This is just darling...loving the sandpaper idea!!!

Carol said...

Love it! I always love the chickies! Great job!

Moira said...

Such an adorable card perfect for a summer princess! Love the rhinestones on the sunshine-nice touch!

Karen B. said...

This sis such a cute little scene!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely summer card! Playing in the sand is what I loved to do as a child, and every castle needs a princess! Awesome b-day card! ;D

Lisa Petrella said...

What a super cute scene you've created here, Carol!!!! I LOVE your idea of using the torn sandpaper for the sand---so creative!!! And those sand castles with touches of color are AWESOME!!! And of course, Princess Chickie looks fabulous as the focal point within the sunshine!!!

Kristy Smith said...

Wow this card is cute cute CUTE! I'd never have thought to use sandpaper like this and it's so creative! Plus, the frame around the sun is just adorable! Thanks for sharing, I love it! =)

Rae Ann said...

What a great idea to use sandpaper. It adds so much texture. I also like the way you interpreted the frame theme by using the circle sentiment.

Tanya said...

Such a cute card! Love the scene you created.

Tina Milbourn said...

Very cute idea...thanks for sharing

Lisa R. said...

Super job showcasing those adorable chicks! Great summery scene! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

Perfect, poppin' pink!! Michelle @ you are glowing!

Nicki S said...

SO so so cute!! Love the scene you created! Great work!