Sunday, August 15, 2010

Welcome to the Polka Dot Blog Hop!


Today is going to be so much fun-I love blog hops! Even more, I love participating in blog hops and giving away prizes! If you are just joining the blog hop, please make sure that you start at the beginning HERE on the DeNami Design blog. You will want to visit all of the blogs on the hop for chances to win some fabulous prizes from DeNami and to see all of the Design Team members' cards. We also have three special guest designers for the hop, as well!

I got to play with some of DeNami's newest releases for this card. I started with the new Polka Dot Background. This is a Polka Dot Blog Hop, after all! I paired this background with punched circle embellishments-kind of like "over-sized polka dots", heehee. Each circle is stamped with a two-step stamping technique. I used the apples from the Apples and Pears Stamp Set. First, I stamped the solid apples using red and lime green chalk ink. Then I stamped over these with the apple outline stamp using black ink. You can use a stamp positioner to line them up perfectly, or you can stamp them randomly (like I did) for a more whimsical look. A little touch of polka dot ribbon finishes it off.

There is one more stop on the Polka Dot Blog Hop. You are now off to visit the lovely and fabulous:




Thanks for joining us today! Remember to leave some love on each of the blogs for your chance to win some yummy DeNami goodies! Enjoy!

65 comments:

Laurie Chilton said...

Hi Sherri! I love the fall theme of your card and those apples are so cute. I also love the way you used the polka dot background stamp. Great minds think alike. :) Cute card!!

Lillian Child said...

This card is apple-ishous!

Amy Smidebush said...

Sherri, I really like how crisp and clean this card is. The double-stamping technique with the apples is great, and I can't wait to do that when I get my set of those stamps! Great job!

Michele Gross said...

Oh so cute!! Love that little bit of ric rak tied in :)

donna said...

Like the fruits! Cute.

Sandra said...

Love how you used the circles to complement the polka dots in the background :)

Laurel said...

Now I just love this card. I love how you stamped the apples... Very clever and as you said, whimsical.... Love your card.

Julz said...

That polka dot green ribbon is just great!

Rae Ann said...

This is so cute! Maybe the apples and pears need to go on my list...

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

How cute! Love the crisp design.

Stampin' Nana said...

love this card Sherri, feeling of fall :-) thanks for sharing

Tanya said...

Cute card, I like how you stamped the rows of apples.

Emily Branch said...

Awe this is super fun and whimsical!! Love the fruits against the dots!

Laurel said...

What a cute card!

Kalyber said...

love the apples and polka dots perfect combo.

AnitaRex said...

Hi Sherri! Love this polka dot card! I think I will go and hop along!

Luana said...

Cute!!!

Tammy said...

How very adorable! Love this!

Cabbycraft said...

Hello Sherri! This is a cute and cheery card! Something that would make one smile.
Blessings!

Sue H. said...

Looks quick and fun!

jmutchler said...

Great back to school card.

Becky said...

The card is apple - crisp! Very nice.

Agata said...

So cute! Love those apples!

Pam said...

Love this card...so cute! Thanks!

Babe O'Mara said...

Love the apples, and I like how you placed them on the polka dot background paper. Such a fun card!!
Babe

youiesmom said...

What a fun card. Love how you placed the apples on the polka dot background.
Babe

Linda H. said...

Very cute simple card. Great for fall or the beginning of school. Like the little bit of polka dot ribbon you used as well.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super duper cute Miss Sherri!!

Eva said...

How about them apples? Great card!

Lisa Petrella said...

What a happy card! Great for back-to-school and/or fall!

Sarah's Stamping Studio said...

I love the little apples. I have been playing with the same set.

Beth said...

Your 'whimsical' use of the apple stamps is 'perfect' . . . I love how they may not exactly line up. And round dots / round apples ~ need I say more?

Giovana said...

Sweet card!! Now I want an apple :)

KBSmith said...

I love the card! I'm really excited about fall this year, and so these kinds of cards really get me in the mood for autumn! Thanks for sharing!

jetsfan88 said...

Thank you for sharing your design. I'm a fan of the new apples and pears so thanks for another idea for using these cute stamps. I love the narrow ribbon edging the card. Great color.

Linda said...

Fresh and fruity! Very cute!

Kathy said...

Perfect card - great colors, easy to reproduce, helps me get ready for the fall!

Ashley Lydia said...

Great card! looks yummy

Simone said...

This is soo cute Sherri! Love polka dots and love all those apples :) Great design :)

Vicki Sopcak said...

Very cute card....reminds me of back to school thanks for sharing!!!

Denise said...

Cute card! Love it on kraft cardstock.
DeniseB

Dawn said...

Awesome card Sherri.... LOVE those dots!!!!

Lea L. said...

This is very cute! Love the apples and dotted background!

♥♥♥Lea

Amy said...

Yummy card!! I love the kraft and black combo with the fun bright colors.

Mirabelka said...

lovely!

Kim Wilson said...

Soooo cute Sherri! Perfect for back to school too lol! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great card.

Sasya said...

simply cute!! so lovely~! :)

Legojenta said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing =)

karla said...

cute...

Jody A said...

I just started doing cards... I enjoy going to different blog to see what is new. I love your work. I been scrapping about a year now.

Janet L. said...

I've always loved polka dots and your colors are perfectly wonderful!! Thanks for sharing your talents.

Jenny said...

Super cute Sherri!

Amy said...

Love all the polka dots.....What a great card for back to school too!

Ayana Posadas said...

Sherri, this card is GREAT! I really like how you incorporated the polka-dots both on the cardstock and in the ribbon! SO fabulous!... Yay for our first blog hop!!! =)

Nicki said...

Love the polka dot background AND the ribbon! Cute!

astampingchicken said...

Simple, yet adorable. Easy to replicate, right up my alley. Great card!

Chauncie said...

I bought the apples set as soon as they were released and have only used them once for lack of an idea. This is such a great card and simple to do. This will definitely be one of my next projects.

conniesam@aol.com said...

Sweet! Perfect for a teacher card, too.

Jennifer Lobdell said...

This would be a darling back-to-school card for teachers or office staff! Love the dimension of the apples with the polka dots. Using the circle punch also echoes the polka dots while maintaining the balance! Of course your ribbon is cute too! Thanks for the great ideas!

jacobslucy said...

Great back to school idea for my teacher friends!

Amy said...

the perfect teacher "back to school" card! way to be seasonal and fit the challenge! great job :) so cute, elegant and simple! love it!

AShu93 said...

This is a great card! I really like the colors of the different apples.

Wendy said...

Thanks for the lovely & fabulous into to my blog Sherri! Love the polka dot background, perfect way to offset the circles & apples.

jo said...

So cute and fun! I love what you did with the circles and apples! :)