Sunday, January 12, 2014

Won't you be my DeNami Valentine?

Yay, it's blog hop with DeNami day! This month's theme is, of course, Valentine's Day! While I miss my Christmas stamps already, I'm ready to pull out the hearts and glitter to brighten things back up around here. (Can you tell we took down the decorations? It's so drab now!)

You should have arrived here from Tina's blog. It's such a pretty place, thanks for tearing yourself away to come here. ;) In case you just stumbled in the Sunday morning by accident, here's all the lovely details:

When: The blog hop starts on January 12, 2014 at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until January 13th, 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!

Got it? Good! I did a classic 'stare at your craft supplies until something clicks' card (you know you've done it, too) and finally honed in on the pack of doilies I found in the Target dollar bin ages ago. I added some pink Perfect Pearls spray to it and while that dried the rest of the card started falling into place; some burgundy natural fiber paper I had in my scrap bin, kraft paper for the base, the ever-adorable DeNami chickie in a coffee cup stamp and the finishing touch of the Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls gave me...
...a rustic Valentine with some shimmer, shine, and glitz. 
Admit it, you LOVE the photos with my fingers in them!
I used the metallic brass Distress Ink to give it those gilded edges. I have to say, I really love how it came out and will have to try these techniques again!
Hello, chickie! Colored with Distress Markers and glittered with the red Spica pen
Thanks for sharing part of your morning with me! You're now off to Greta's blog to see what Valentine treat she's cooked up for you!

Happy Crafting!

38 comments:

  1. Love those chickies :). And I'm going to have to check out the metallic distress inks - really nice distressed look.

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  2. So cute! Love how you used those techniques!

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  3. Jen, I love your little chickie! Perfect combo of rustic and glitter!

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  4. This is adorable! I love the shimmer and adore the chickie! Awesome design!

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  5. OMG!! How SWEET is this!! LOVE the FUN Design and the addition of the Glitter!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  6. Love the sweet chickie you used!

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  7. Rustic and FAB! The shimmer spray really takes this valentine up a notch. Great execution Jennifer!

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  8. Oh wow! This is so cute! The little chickie in the cup is darling.

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  9. This little cutie turned out soooo stinkin' cute!! I just love the little touches of gold on the doily and heart! What a fun "guy friendly" creation! I'm thinking this would be perfect with a little coffee shop gift card tucked inside for my hubby...thanks so much for the wonderful idea!!!

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  10. Your card is lovely
    and the chickie in
    the cup is cute!
    Carla from Utah

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  11. That chickie is just so cute and the shimmer is a great addition to your card!

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  12. I'm going to comment on your wonderful card, Jennifer, first. Then I'm going to refill my coffee cup. After I get all the comments on the hop, I've got to get that chickie in the coffee cup added to my wish list!

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  13. Oh my cuteness!! Your little chickie in the coffee cup is a whole new definition of adorable! Fabulous, cheery and day-brightening!
    c

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  14. How cute--love using doilies!

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  15. This is just darling! I'd never thought before how perfect that little Coffee Cup Chickie is for Valentines, but it's so TRUE!! Too fun ;)

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  16. I wouldn't have thought to use this chickie for a Valentine, but its perfect! great valentine card.

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  17. Very unique and I love the chickie, they are addictive little guys!

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  18. Super cute Jen - love the doily & that chick in a cup is perfect :)

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  19. Love the sparkle! Very sweet little card.

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  20. Cute chickie in the cup. The whole card is a perfect Valentine with its sparkle and shine. Love the gold border on the doily.

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  21. I just want to give that little chickie a big hug! Sweetest card ever!

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  22. I love this card! So cute. I love the shimmer and your use of metallic ink.

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  23. The shimmer was a great choice to glam up your rustic Valentine!! Great job Jen!

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  24. I love the edging on the doily and heart!

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  25. Very cute--I like the gilded edges.

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  26. Cute, cute, cute, little chickie in the mug.

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  27. So cute - love the coffee cup chickie.
    isoscia@aol.com

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  28. i like the texture of your card!

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  29. Your card is so cheerful and fun.
    Taking decorations down today so maybe I had better start making some glittery Valentines to cheer myself up too. :)

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  30. So cute and cheerful. Makes me smile to look at those little chicks. As always, I love your style, Jen!

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  31. Lovely project! Love all the sparkle!

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  32. Aww...this is so cute! I LOVE that little chickie and all of the shimmer!! Fun card!!!!

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Thanks a latte for taking the time to leave me a little note! I love hearing what people think of my creations.