2013 Artisan Design Team Finalist · Cards · Stampin' Up · Watercoloring

Hello!

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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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2013 Artisan Design Team Finalist · Cards · Stampin' Up · Watercoloring

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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2013 Artisan Design Team Finalist · Cards · Stampin' Up · Watercoloring

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!

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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2013 Artisan Design Team Finalist · Cards · Stampin' Up

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!

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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2013 Artisan Design Team Finalist · 3-D · Stampin' Up · Thinlits Dies

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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2013 Artisan Design Team Finalist · Sale-A-Bration · Stampin' Up · Watercoloring

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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2013 Artisan Design Team Finalist · 3-D · Stampin' Up

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

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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