Sunday, February 13, 2011

Beautiful Buttons Blog Hop

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It's blog hop time again with DeNami Designs!  Denami Designs hosts a monthly blog hop to inspire crafters with a chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!  This month there are 30 talented crafters participating in the blog hop.  I'm so excited to be among this group and can't wait to see all of the other creations! 

And now for the blog hop details: 

You should have arrived here from Katie's blog.  If not, then you should go back and start from the beginning so that you don't miss a single thing!

When:  Feb. 13 at 6 a.m. (PST) through Feb. 14, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). 

Prizes: DeNami is giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to their website ... one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!  So leave comments on all the blogs ... the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

Additional Challenge:  There's an additional link widget on the blog hop post where you can upload additional button creation(s). One winner will be chosen to be guaranteed a spot in the next blog hop AND they'll get to choose a few stamps of their choice! Gotta love it!

Now ... on with the hop!!! 

I went back to the basics with my card this time and used only cardstock.  I once took a workshop at the CK convention where we rediscovered cardstock.  Sometimes simple is better and Denami's stamps really stand on their own.  You notice that I did use layering, die-cuts and dry paper embossing to show some texture and dimension. 

 
I kept with the color pallette:  red, pink, black and white.  Love these colors together!  I found these darling little heart buttons at Archiver's and let me tell you ... I adore them!  I simply stamped the Denami Small Flower Spray stamp, colored the stems and leaves with Copic markers and then adhered the hearts so that they serve as the actual flowers. 

 
I always like checking out Mojo Monday's sketch challenge for inspiration.  The funny thing is that I had something in mind to create for the blog hop and it's very similar to the Mojo Monday sketch this week! 

Sketch:  Mojo Monday #177


Supplies
Paper: Little Red Bicycle (Tonal Polkadot)
Stamps: DeNami Designs (G117 Small Flower Spray) Penny Black (Sentiment)
Ink: Momento (Tuxedo Black); Versacolor (Black)
Copic Markers: C2, YG11/63/67
Embellishments: Ribbon (American Crafts); Dress it up (Valentine Heart Buttons)
Die-cuts/Embossing:  Cuttlebug 

Thanks for checking out my little creation using DeNami Designs.  Don't forget:

1)  Leave a comment here to increase your chance of winning prizes.
2)  Hop on to Jenny's blog and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!!

Happy crafting!  

53 comments:

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

Melissa, this card is lovely! I love the colors, and the way you used the stamp and buttons was PERFECT!

Tina said...

I love the buttons as flowers. Great color combination too!

Andrea M said...

OMG I LOVE those sweet little heart buttons! Way to do the button blog hop up right!!! Great card! Thanks so much for joining us on the hop!!!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I must have missed those buttons when I was at Archiver's last week. I LOVE them. Your card is just beautiful. Great job!

Jenny said...

Love the little heart buttons and how you used them as flowers. Great idea!!!

Ayana Posadas said...

I love those heart buttons and your take on the sketch. Awesome card, Melissa! This is so pretty. :)

Jennifer Lobdell said...

Love this simple but darling color combo! I agree those buttons are perfect!

Sue Lelli said...

Melissa, OMGosh! LOVE those heart buttons on your FAB card! They make wonderful flowers!

Michele Gross said...

Oh its delightful! I just love those heart shaped posies :) Wonderful design and so glad you joined us on the hop :D

papertrails leaver said...

beautiful card! The heart buttons are so sweet! Thanks for sharing! :-) off to hop! Amy

Ginny said...

very cute! those buttons are perfect, and i love the color scheme!

~Tammy~ said...

This is an adorable lovely Valentine card! Well done!

Kim said...

I love this card. I love the color combo and your hearts in the background and button flowers. Very cute.

Tambo said...

I love this card and the use of these fabulous buttons is just great. thanks!

Sheryl said...

Those flower buttons on the flower spray are a-dor-a-ble!!

Heidi said...

Such sweet heart-shaped buttons. Gorgeous card!

ntsisterz said...

I get frustrated when some cardmakers don't understand that the color combinations are just as important as the design itself and everything looks "complicated" together. Thank you for your true interpretation and art.

Kimmy said...

Precious card. How lovely the colors and buttons worked together.

Beverly Montez said...

This is a wonderful card!
Love the heart buttons.

Debbie said...

Loverly Valentine card. Cute little heart buttons and great texture. Hippity hop...~

Katie Ann Brooks said...

fun, I LOVE the heart shaped buttons!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card rocks!!!! Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great day!!!

Kristy Smith said...

Wow I love the card! The buttons are just adorable, and I love the layered heart! Perfect elements, thanks for sharing!

Karolyn said...

Great card! Love the heart buttons as flowers.

Karen said...

Beautiful card! I love using just cardstock too. I love those little buttons too. Great job!

BunnyFreak said...

Love the heart button flowers.
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Karen McAlpine said...

Very cute...using the heart shaped buttons. Great Valentine's card!

Pam said...

Lovely, just lovely! Love the colors.

Ronnie said...

I love your card! I especially adore the heart shaped buttons!

missy said...

Love the heart buttons, great card!

Kimberly said...

Really cute! I love the heart shaped buttons. Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

Always like red and black. The one pink heart button is the perfect touch.

Rae Ann said...

Such a great card. I agree! Those buttons are awesome. Congrats on your first blog hop. You rocked it!

Wendy said...

I tied my flower button on with twine, you asked... so I'm answering. :-) You look so familiar... wondering if maybe you took a class from me when I was at Stampers Ink. a few years ago teaching?
You card ---Love the fun colors, the buttons are perfect!

JanetintheJaw said...

This is a beautiful card Melissa. TFS!

Amy Smidebush said...

Very pretty! I love the colors!

Amber said...

Lovely card! Super clean style, wonderful!

Jenny said...

Such a lovely card!! :) :) :) :) have a great week and Happy Valentines day!!

Linda said...

A bold and beautiful card! Lots of variety but still simply done! Nice!

Emily Keaton said...

Your button card is so sweet! Just love that heart bouquet. :)

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Great job on the card! So glad to see you back creating. :)

Nicki S said...

Such a pretty Valentine's card! Awesome use of the heart buttons!

Tracy said...

Love that red - beautiful card!

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE those heart buttons as your flowers!!! SO DARLING! Happy Valentine's Day!

Laurie said...

So cute! I love those hearts on the stem! What a gorgeous card!

Amy said...

Oh the flowers with the heart button blooms! This is SWEET!!!

TammyGtaz said...

I love the heart buttons!! Very cute card...

Jo Muscutt said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the little heart buttons!

Sandy said...

Love those heart buttons!

Annette Holleger said...

I love using this stamp as a flower bouquet and the heart buttons are perfect. This is a wonderful card. Thank you for sharing your work.

Ruby said...

Very pretty card, your heart buttons look so shiny, they are fab!

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