Peace & Tranquility

 

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 170!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

Here’s a couple of sweet new sets in the Holiday Mini.  The Peace & Joy stamp set and Joy Dies are so much fun!  I love that there are three different thicknesses of the words so you can do some really fun things.  On this card I used the two smaller dies to do “Peace”.  I also used tree dies from Pine Woods Dies and words from Peace & Joy.  Another super fun thing I used is the new Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder.  Overall, combining these elements made a beautifully simple card that expresses the peace we so dearly need in our lives these days.  I hope you love as much as I do!

Peace & Joy Stanmpin' UpPeace & Joy Stanmpin' Up

 

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Cheryl’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

This way to Cheryl!

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  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Cheryl Curtis
  6. Dani Dziama
  7. Elizabeth Price
  8. Julie Warnick
  9. Melissa Stout
  10. Wendy Weixler
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It’s all about the coffee!

 

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 169!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

Anyone who knows me even a tiny bit knows that I am obsesses with coffee!  I just love all the coffee sets right now and absolutely love creating with them 🙂  This card is a combo of Nothing Better Than from the Annual Catalog and Press On from the new Holiday mini coming soon.  I know there are many fun things coming with these sets and I can’t wait to share them!

Nothing Better Than Stampin' UpNothing Better Than Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Cheryl’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

This way to Cheryl!

Back to Bree!!

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Cheryl Curtis
  6. Dani Dziama
  7. Elizabeth Price
  8. Julie Warnick
  9. Melissa Stout
  10. Wendy Weixler

Sweet Flowers

 

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 168!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

A few years ago I would hardly ever purchase flower sets.  I have to admit I was constantly irritated by so many flower sets in the catalogs!!!  Recently I have become enamored of flowers….coloring them, watercoloring them…they just make me happy 🙂  The Jar of Flowers set is no exception to that happy fun!  I love the jar and punch and shaker domes…I also love that there are four different bunches of flowers that you can add to the jar.  So versatile and easy to use for lots of different kinds of cards.  I colored my flowers with Blends and added a wash of watercolor to the background paper and a darker watercolor wash to the inside of the jar.  I love how it came out and I hope you do too!

Jar of Flowers Stampin' UpJar of Flowers Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Cheryl’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

This way to Cheryl!

Back to Bree!!

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Cheryl Curtis
  6. Dani Dziama
  7. Elizabeth Price
  8. Julie Warnick
  9. Melissa Stout
  10. Wendy Weixler
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Swoon! Forever Fern

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 167!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

I have to say this set was a sleeper for me.  I almost didn’t get it thinking so many leaves!!!  but it is absolutely gorgeous!  and the paper??!??  I think it might be my very favorite!  The colors are incredible and look so pretty together.

Forever Fern Stampin' UpForever Fern Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Charlet’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

This way to Charlet!

Back to Bree!!

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Cheryl Curtis
  6. Dani Dziama
  7. Elizabeth Price
  8. Julie Warnick
  9. Melissa Stout
  10. Wendy Weixler
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More New Adventure!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 165!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

I have been stamping a lot with retiring favorites the last few weeks but I just had to tinker with one of the new suites coming out.  I have always loved our travel sets and especially those featuring globes.  The World of Good Suite features a gorgeous stamp set and coordinating dies along with paper and embellishments that evoke old world travel and adventure.  Sometimes I get so caught up in all the lovely coordinating items that I forget that other color combinations are begging to be explored!  This card features a die from the World Map Dies and a sentiment from the Beautiful World stamp set.  I also pulled in one of my favorite images from Parisian Beauty for the background and other bits and bobs from various punches, dies and embossing folders.  This would make a great graduation card for a graduate in your life that is struggling with the reality of Covid19 and graduations.  I hope you love it as much as I do!!  

Beautiful World Stampin' Up

Beautiful World Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Charlet’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

This way to Charlet!

Back to Bree!!

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Cheryl Curtis
  6. Dani Dziama
  7. Elizabeth Price
  8. Julie Warnick
  9. Melissa Stout
  10. Wendy Weixler
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New “Creative” Tutorial

I just love making samplers, there is something so satisfying about making several tiny projects that all come together into one cohesive piece! This sampler is probably my favorite of all time (I always say my latest is my favorite lol)! For sure this one is going up in my craft room!!! It is really bittersweet that Crafting Forever and It Starts with Art are both retiring in June. I think these will find a permanent home in my craft room…I can’t imagine living without a stamp that says “let’s stay up late and craft” 🙂

A detailed tutorial is available here.

Create Sampler Stampin' Up

Simple Thank You

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 164!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

I needed a simple thank you and I automatically reached out for Sweetly Swirled.  I just love this set and I am so sad that it is retiring next month.  This card came together quickly and is probably about as close to #simplestamping as I can get!  lolSweetly Swirled Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Charlet’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

This way to Charlet!


Back to Bree!!

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Cheryl Curtis
  6. Dani Dziama
  7. Elizabeth Price
  8. Julie Warnick
  9. Melissa Stout
  10. Wendy Weixler

Country Club Fun!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 163!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

When I saw the Country Club Suite I knew I wanted to play with it!  It is perfect for making Father’s Day and men’s birthday cards.  I absolutely love miniature things and the tiny golf clubs and balls are just the cutest things ever!! Clubhouse Stampin' UpClubhouse Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Charlet’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

This way to Charlet!

Back to Bree!!

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Cheryl Curtis
  6. Dani Dziama
  7. Elizabeth Price
  8. Julie Warnick
  9. Melissa Stout
  10. Wendy Weixler
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Sweet Easter Bunny

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 162!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

Happy Easter!  This was certainly a different Easter this year with the stay-at-home rules.  We got a spring snow storm too so it was a nice relaxing day indoors.  I love this sweet bunny from Fable Friends, he looks like Peter Rabbit to me.  He was so easy to work with…on both cards I colored him with blends and fussy cut him.  After that I created two different backgrounds, one super simple and the other a little more fancy.  I really wanted to showcase my sweet bunny friend 🙂

Fable Friends Stampin' UpFable Friends Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Charlet’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

This way to Charlet!

 

Back to Bree!!

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Cheryl Curtis
  6. Dani Dziama
  7. Elizabeth Price
  8. Julie Warnick
  9. Melissa Stout
  10. Wendy Weixler
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Say farewell to Sale-a-Bration!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 161!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

Oh my goodness we are living in some very scary times!  I don’t know about you but when I get stressed creating something pretty helps me cope.  With this virus locking us all up in our homes I am so very thankful that I have an outlet in my craft room.  I am grateful everyday for my health, my family and my day job and that I can turn to paper and ink when I can’t control anything else in the world!

In honor of the end of Sale-a-Bration I made this pretty card with the Flowering Foils DSP.  It is so pretty and so easy to create with!  For this card, I fussy cut one of the big flowers and sponged color onto it.  I used another new release Sale-a-Bration item, the pretty Vellum Specialty Paper.  It is so soft, pretty and romantic.

Flowering Foils Stampin' UpFlowering Foils Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Charlet’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

This way to Charlet!

Back to Bree!!

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Cheryl Curtis
  6. Dani Dziama
  7. Elizabeth Price
  8. Julie Warnick
  9. Melissa Stout
  10. Wendy Weixler