I am a big fan of Denami Design’s rubber stamps, so I always enjoy participating in their blog hops, but I was especially excited when I heard about their Cute Chickies blog hop.
When: The blog hop starts on February 12 at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until February 13, 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.
If you started at the beginning of the hop you have arrived here from Karen McAlpine's incredibly creative blog at
If you get lost along the way you can always start at the beginning of the blog at
You are now at Carol Hartery's blog at http://www.carolhartery.blogspot.com/
I've already mentioned that I am a big fan of Denami Designs, but I especially LOVE their chickie stamps.
There are chickie stamps that can represent each month of the year so I decided to use some of those chickies to create a cute calendar that can be carried in a purse or displayed on a desk. I found several types of business card holders in one of my desk drawers so I decided to create calendar pages that measured 2” x 3.5” which is the standard size for business cards.
I found some free printable monthly calendars on Split Coast Stampers that were created by Cat. Here’s the link I used for this activity.
I printed the calendars and trimmed them so they’d fit on 2” x 3.5” patterned paper. I used my yellow oval Marvy Uchida paper punch to punch out 12 white ovals. I stamped a chickie onto each oval, adhered one to each of my calendar pages and used markers to color the stamped images.
I am positively thrilled with the results. I want you to know that I have created other calendars, but this one was the fastest and easiest one I have ever made and the one I plan to create for stocking stuffers next Christmas. Here are pictures to share with you!
The amazing folks at Denami Designs have created a Chickie Checklist for you. You can use this checklist to keep track of the chickie stamps that you already have or to see which chickies you'd like to add to your collection.
I have created a list of chickies to help you plan a chickie calendar of your own. I will publish that list tomorrow so that the post won't be confused with this post.
Now before you hop along to Rochelle Washington's awesome blog at
please leave a comment on my blog and possibly sign up to be a follower so you'll learn about some of my other creations.
Have fun hopping through the blog and have a wonderful day!