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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 91

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, Dara Gloden’s sweet designs.

I’m traveling this week and I have two sweet travel inspired cards to share today!  My cards feature watercoloring (shocker!) and the Mediterranean Moments stamp set.  This set just begs you to break out the watercolors and to use the spotlighting technique.  My cards feature a little of both 🙂

The images are stamped in Archival Black ink on watercolor paper.  Watercolor as desired.  One card features spotlighting so the image is stamped in the black ink on the card base and the watercolored image is cut out and popped up over the base image.  The other card has the whole image cut out and added to the base after it was watercolored.  Both are super easy techniques and the cards came together quickly!  The image of an old doorway in Italy doesn’t need to be colored everywhere, the random addition of color adds to the old world feel of the cards.

Mediterranean Moments Stampin' Up

Mediterranean Moments Stampin' Up

Mediterranean Moments Stampin' Up

Don’t these make you want to pack your bags for Europe??  I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them 🙂

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 Dara’s amazing work and the rest of the hop!

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A Good Egg!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 90

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, the wonderful Dani Dziama’s blog.

Wow this is a milestone!!  The 90th time I have hopped with these amazing and talented friends!!  Whoop whoop!

I have a cute little card today featuring the Hey Chick stamp set.  The best part about this set?  You can get it for free with a $50 order!  It may be my favorite Sale-A-Bration set this year 🙂

The images are stamped in Archival Black ink on watercolor paper.  The eggs are watercolored in Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder and Emerald Envy.  The Designer Series Paper is from A Little Foxy paper stack.  The sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay.

Hey Chick Stampin' Up

Hey Chick Stampin' Up

I hope you enjoyed my fun little eggs today!

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 Dani’s amazing work and the rest of the hop!

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Garden in Bloom

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 89

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, the wonderful Dani Dziama’s blog.

I have a sweet watercolor card to share today.  It’s soft and romantic and completely out of my comfort zone!  I don’t make a lot of flower cards but I love, love how this one came out 🙂

The images are stamped in Archival Black ink on watercolor paper.  The watercolor washes are in Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum.  Embellishments include small pearls, White Perfect Accents, Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes and Metallics Sequins.  The finished card front is popped up on a base of Whisper White.  Fast and easy and gorgeous!

Garden in Bloom Stampin' Up

Garden in Bloom Stampin' Up

I hope you enjoyed my project today as much as I enjoyed making it for you!

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Carousel Birthday

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 88

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, the wonderful Dani Dziama’s blog.

We always need a sweet birthday card for someone.  This card features the super cute Cupcakes & Carousels Suite.  I can’t get enough of this color combo and these images.  The color pops just speak to me 🙂 and the project whips up in no time at all!

The carousel image is stamped in Bermuda Bay on the Whisper White card front.  The white banner is cut 3/4″ wide to fit the “Birthday” sentiment.  This banner is layered onto a 1″ wide banner cut from one of the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack sheets.  The card is embellished with the Sprinkles Embellishments and a thread pulled from the burlap ribbon.

Carousel Birthday Stampin' Up

Carousel Birthday Stampin' Up

I hope you enjoyed my project today as much as I enjoyed making it for you!

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Banner Love

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 87

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, the wonderful Dani Dziama’s blog.

Today I have a different take on love and the Sending Love Suite.  I combined the images and dies from the love suite with the colors of the Cupcakes & Carousels Suite.  I think the results are sweet and romantic and a little different than your typical Valentines colors.  Yum!

This project can be as simple or as complicated as you feel like making it 🙂

This little beauty is up in my craft room & I just love gazing at it!

Sealed with Love Stampin' Up

Sealed with Love Stampin' Up

Sealed with Love Stampin' Up

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Thank you!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 86

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, the wonderful Dani Dziama’s blog.

Today I am using one of the Sale-a-Bration Fab Freebie sets!  I love the “thank you” image and how sweet and simple the set is.

First the “thank you” image is stamped in Archival Black on watercolor paper.  This ink stands up really well to watercoloring 🙂  Next is a wash of Mint Macaron over the sentiment.  The rest of the card features a frame made with the Nesting Squares and a sheet of the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, a Mint Macaron Doily, a swirl of Gold Thread all under the rest of the sentiment stamped in Calypso Coral.  So easy to put together and so soft and pretty!

So Very Much Stampin' Up

So Very Much Stampin' Up

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Sending Love to You!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 85

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, the wonderful Dani Dziama’s blog.

Welcome 2017 and welcome back to our fantastic group of bloggers!  We took a little time off during the holidays but we are super excited to be back and sharing fun stuff with you!

My project features one of my absolute faves from the Occasions Catalog that went live on January 4th.  If you haven’t checked this catalog out yet, you are totally missing out!  Super fun stuff inside 🙂  I am totally in love with the Sending Love Suite on page 14.  I made a cute canvas that will become part of my January/February home decor.

The tiny canvas came from a craft store along with the tiny easel that is painted black.  Many of the little goodies added to the canvas were stamped with the Sealed with Love stamp set or die cut with the Love Notes Framelits.  There is a lot of Real Red in these pieces, it is set off with a black flower die cut with the May Flowers Framelits and a gold doilie.

I know this will be a cherished piece in my home & I hope you love it too!

Sending Love Suite Stampin' Up

Sending Love Suite Stampin' Up

Sending Love Suite Stampin' Up

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Merry Christmas to Our Soldiers

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 84

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, the wonderful Dani Dziama’s blog.  We have some fun holiday treats for you today!

AAA hosted another fantastic “Cards for the Troops” event at work last week.  We made nearly 90 cards and employees put sweet messages inside each card.  We will be distributing them at a local Veteran’s Home this holiday season.

We used the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and coordinating punch.  It made creating 90 cards easy peasy and the card is so cute!

The base is Whisper White accented with a Real Red strip and a little peek of Candy Cane Christmas DSP.   The reindeer image is stamped on Crumb Cake in Early Espresso and punched out.  His nose is blinged out with a Red Glimmer paper circle!  Cute accents include Emerald Envy Metallic Thread, Rhinestones, a circle cut with the Stitched Shapes die, and a circle embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The card is fast and easy to assemble but packs a nice creative punch using these fun tools and embellishments.

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Some of our stampers:

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Thank you to our troops serving now and in years past!  Thank you for joining me today, I hope I’ve inspired you to make a pile of sweet Christmas cards for someone you love!!

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Tiny & Sweet

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 83

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, the wonderful Dani Dziama’s blog.  We have some fun holiday treats for you today!

I hope you have had a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends.  I got some decorating done around the house and some fun crafting too!  I was inspired to make some 3 x 3 gift tags with the Tin of Tags stamp set.  I am so in love with these fonts!  This set just makes my heart go pitter patter!  These were so easy and took about 15 minutes to put together,  I am definitely going to continue with this theme and make a pile for my gifts this year.

The base of each card is a 6 x 3 piece of Whisper White.  The next part that was made assembly line were the watercolor pieces, they are cut 2.75 x 2.75 and each one features a swoosh of color:  Real Red, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim.  Next up an assembly line of heat embossed sentiments in gold, silver and red glitter.  The final steps were adding embellishments to each card top and popping onto the base.

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I hope I have inspired you to have a homemade Christmas this year!  Stampin’ Up has everything you need to make the sweetest tags and cards evah 🙂

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Shoebox Fun

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 82

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, the wonderful Dani Dziama’s blog.  As always, we have some amazeballs inspiration to share today 🙂

I’m home today after a whirlwind three weeks that included a cruise, Onstage Local in Atlanta with lots of add on events and a week of stamping fun with my bestie 🙂

One of the many fun things I participated in in Atlanta was Brian King’s World Card Making Day event.  We did a shoebox swap on Friday night and this was my card for the swap, super simple and super cute.  I love the embossing folder.  I have heard that it should be vertical on the card vs. horizontal.  Mine is a knitted blanket instead of a sweater 🙂

Stampin' Up Wrapped in Warmth

Stampin' Up Wrapped in Warmth

Here are some of the other fun shoebox swaps I made that night:

This one was designed by Susan Itell, super pretty!

I hope you are having a great week!

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