Sunday, May 20, 2012

DeNami Design Pretty Pastels Blog Hop

DeNami May Blog Hop
Hello Hoppers!  If you arrived from the wonderful world of Dana Seymour you're right on track & full of inspiration!  If you get lost, just head to DeNami Design where you can find the entire list of blogs. I accidentally got my card ready a week early (right date on the calendar, wrong date in my head!) so that gave me time to do a second one.  All the stamps are by DeNami.  


Love the new retro borders cling stamp set, so had to use one for my background.  The daisy stamps I've had for years & they're some of my favorites.  You can get a very different look by just bending the petals up a little like I did here.  The inks are Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue, Jade & Purple.



I wanted to use my twine in a new way after seeing the DeNami Twinery hop.  It's just right as the grass with these cute flowers, I think.  To get matching gems I put a drop of Glossy Accents on clear gems & covered them with the same pink, yellow & blue glitters used on the flowers.  The punch is by Martha Stewart.

You have until May 21st, 2012, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize). DeNami is awarding TWO $20 gift certificates to the website for TWO people who comment along the hop!  Off you go to see the eye candy Andrea Fisher has for you.  So glad you stopped by today!

37 comments:

  1. I love the little bit of twine you used on the second card!

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  2. both cards are just amazing, greta!! the second one is so cute with the little glittery flowers and the twine grass. love the dimension you added to the flowers in the first one.

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  3. They're both adorable cards -
    especially your layered flowers with pearl centers on the first -
    and your clever twine grass on the second!
    So pretty, both of them!

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  4. WOW. I'm planning to CASE both of these beautiful cards Greta. I really like how you used that swag border to create that stunning background/focal. And your bent flowers give so much dimension.
    The twine grass is clever and those glitter flowers gorgeous!

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  5. Both cards look gorgeous!
    Hugs and smiles

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  6. wow! i LOVE the undulating banners on the first card and the twine grass and glittery flowers of the second? BEAUTIFUL cards!

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  7. These are both beautiful designs. I love the embossed background, the dimension of the flowers and the pearl accents on the first one. And on the second one . . . wow! Where to begin. The grass border is genius. The border on the top of the green cardstock gives the impression of torn notepaper which is really cool. The use of glitter and jewels! I LOVE IT!

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  8. Both of your cards are so pretty. I really love how you used the twine for the grass on the second one! Great job.

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  9. These are both wonderful cards. The second is my favorite... the paper punching, the glitter, and the twine, oh my! It all works together perfectly.

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  10. Both cards are amazing, but I think the second is my favorite. The twine grass is wonderful and is an idea I'll have to steal...oops borrow.

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  11. Great cards. I like how the flowers pop, and I love your choice of colors. The use of twine for grass and the ribbon really add to the second car.

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  12. Love these cards! Great designs! I especially love the second. So CAS, and I love the twine grass!

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  13. Oooo they're both so pretty! but I must say Great that I am quite smitten with your second card...so SWEET!!

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  14. Love both! Love the scalloped border and the grass from bakers twine is genius!

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  15. Hello Greta
    It always amazes me that a promise of gift certificate can increase your comments 10 fold.....I hope some of these return to see your lovely work.
    I am a little cynical this morning, my apologies; I don't know why, it is not my nature to be negative.
    Anyway my friend, looking at your two cards; the first I am loving the retro border it looks wonderful especially with the daisies, your pastel palette helps to make it pleasing to the eye.
    Your second is just delightful, you have wonderful clean lines, but it is the Verdant Moss Green Bg that warms you up inside, and is the perfect backdrop to your innovative use of the twine as grass, no doubt we will see many more cards with this element used in the same way, as it adds interest as well as texture and dimension. It is brilliant.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  16. Very pretty cards. Nice job.

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  17. What a great idea to use the twine as grass--I've never seen that done anywhere before--you are super creative. Love your first card, too.

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  18. So so cute! I love the twine as grass!

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  19. Lovely, lovelY! I like your card!

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  20. Both your cards are lovely! Bows and pearls, twine and punches! A great mix of details!

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  21. Love both of your cards! So many pretty details on each one! :)

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  22. Wowza, Greta! Totally loving both your beautiful cards! Love the background effect on the first one and your twine grass on the second. I need to try this!

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  23. These are both beautiful cards! I love the layered flowers and I love the use of twine for grass!! SO PRETTY!

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  24. I love both. The colors of the first and the use of the pearls, perfect for the challenge. The second with it's pale green and white is so crisp and clean...so springy. Twine grass is fabulous. I really like the bows at the top of both, such a fresh change of placement!well done!

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  25. Awe both cards are adorable! I think I like the top one best, but the use of the twinery ribbon for grass in ingenious! :) Great job!

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  26. Your cards are both so pretty and thoughtfully designed. I love all the ways you used polka dots on the first pretty card. And the little bits of sparkle and the twine on the second make it so pretty. The border punch at the top looks just like a little border fence around the flower garden. Too cute!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  27. The grass twine card is my fave but, they are both so sweet!

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  28. Oh Greta, I don't even know where to start on these cards. Both of them are fantastic! I am so happy to hear that the blog hop we did last week inspired you to use your twine- that's what we like to hear. :) You always create such beautiful cards. Again, I'm so happy you started your blog and can join us in the blog hops now!

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  29. Greta, I just can't decide which one I love more! Both are so perfectly yummy!!! It's so great to have you in the hop!!

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  30. I love both cards. My fave clever idea is the grass you made with the twine!

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  31. Both cards are great! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Wow, Greta! This pair of pretty pastel cards was definitely worth waiting for ;). I love your scallops and layers on the first and that adorable baker's twine grass on the second. Fabulous creations, both!!!!

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  33. It's impossible to pick a favorite of these two. They're both outstanding, but the twine grass is pure genius!!

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  34. Both of these are BEAUTIFUL, Greta!!! I LOVE how you used the newly released border in the first one and how you popped up the flowers for dimension!!! And the sparkle on the flowers in the second one is SO STRIKING!!! GORGEOUS work!

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