Sunday, May 8, 2011

Girlie Girl Hop!

Hi!
Welcome to my blog! If this is your first time here, I am so happy you've decided to check it out.  And... if you're a 'regular,' welcome back!!!  Today I'm a part of the DeNami Blog Hop.  I can barely contain my excitement on this one.  The designs available at DeNami are just adorable! Let's get hoppin'!!!!


If you have arrived from Carol's Blog, you are going in the right direction!!!
And if you happen to get lost along the way, no worries, the blog starts over HERE!

 

DeNami May Blog Hop
 
 
 
THE DEETS:
 
When: The blog hop starts on May 8 at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until May 9, 2011, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).


Why: To be inspired by beautiful girlie 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!




Now, onto  the card I made! I wanted to go with a Shabby Chic feel.  I don't normally do the Shabby Chic thing, so I wanted to push myself a little bit. 


I used the super cute DeNami Sand Castle stamp and turned it into a Princess Castle.  I had my little daughter in mind when I made this one.  She has princess stuff everywhere, so it was probably on my subconsicious when I came up with this idea!  I used Copics to shade the castle and then punched it out.  The mats were created with Spellbinders Labels One and the banners that tie it all together were Papertrey Ink dies.  I distressed all of the edges and sponged over everything with some VersaMagic ink to give it that distressed/shabby feel.  Stickles and bling were added to give it a little bit of sparkle.

A close up for you:




Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by my blog! I hope you will continue on with the DeNami Blog Hop - you have the chance to win if you leave comments along the way!!! Good Luck!!!!

Your next stop is Colleen Dietrich! 















Cardstock: DCWV (Patterned), The Paper Compnay (Kraft)
Stamps: DeNami (Castle Image G136), Hero Arts (Sentiment), Stampin Up (Confetti Flowers)
Ink: VersaMagic, VersaMark
Bling: Kaiser Craft (Flowers), The Paper Studio
Dies: Spellbinders (Labels One), Papertrey Ink (Banners)
Other: Stickles
Tools: Fiskars Trimmer, Stampin Up Dimensionals, Cuttlebug, Scotch ATG, Tim Holtz Edge Distresser

38 comments:

  1. Chrissie! Shabby… check. Girlie… check, check. Brilliant take on the blog hop challenge! What a fabby girlie card! What little girl wouldn't love this gorgeous creation?! Love your blog design too! Hope you are enjoying Mother's Day!

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  2. Love the design, especially the sparkle accents. Great card!

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  3. Turning the sand castle into a princess castle ... amazing! Perfect "Girlie" card! Absolutely Beautiful! ;D

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  4. can't ... get... enough.... distressed!!! LOVE that this is tied in so perfectly with the theme - thanks for sharing!

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  5. What a beautiful shabby chic girlie girl card! I love all the little touches of sparkle too! So pretty! :o)

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  6. Awww, what a cute story of your little girl and card. Fabulous card, I can definitely see the girly girl. Really like your blog look and header too, wow!

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  7. I love how you paired the sentiment with the "princess" castle...such a cute idea. Great card.

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  8. Very cute card! Love the colors and stamps you used! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. How sweet! That princess castle is adorable!

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  10. That is just perfect for a little girl.

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  11. Very soft and pretty, lovely job! I have trouble with the Shabby Chic style too, but I think you did great with it, your card has a light and airy feel to it.

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  12. What a wonderful Shabby Chic creation!!!! tfs!!!

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  13. Ditto what Karen and others said:

    I love how you paired the sentiment with the "princess" castle...such a cute idea. Great card.

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  14. Love this card, my niece would love it! I'm going to have to try something similar for her. Beautiful!

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  15. Oh so cute! Love the little castle and the distressed look!

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  16. Fabulous shabby chic card! Love the princess castle!

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  17. Wow, how creative! Love that little princess castle! My little girl would LOVE this!

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  18. so cute every girl wants to be a princess

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  19. I love the princess-y sparkle you added to this ultra-girlie card!

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  20. Really creative project for the girly girl hop!

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  21. Very cute and creative use of the stamp. Great job!

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  22. Very cute princess card. Perfect for a princess. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Very cute. I love the castle.

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  24. What a great way to use the sandcastle stamp! I may have to "borrow" this idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Oh my, I wouldn't have thought to use the Sand Castle as a princess castle! You did a GREAT job with this one- I'm sure your daughter went crazy when she saw this card!

    So happy you were able to join us for the Girlie Girl Blog Hop, Chrissie!

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  26. So cute!! Such a great way to use that stamp! Love everything you did with this card. Great work :)

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  27. Love those sweet little flowers on the paper and the "ribbon". Way to use the sandcastle as a princess castle!

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  28. So creative of you to turn the sand castle into a princess castle---it looks absolutely FABULOUS!!! This is such and adorable card! GREAT work!!!!

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  29. great colors on that card. love the purple

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  30. oh Chrissie, this is so sweet! I love the adorable sand castle and all the layers. Super!

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  31. Great sand castle ~ especially for a princess. Adorable!

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  32. Love the colors and distressing! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  33. Chrissie, I love how you turned this into a fairy tale castle with the pink and purple!

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Thank you so much for commenting!!! :)