Peach cobbler and such…

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 81

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 (just barely) returned home from a Stamping & Scrapbooking Cruise in the Caribbean.  It was soooooo much fun!  The ship was beautiful, the ports were great, time spent with friends old and new was priceless!  One of the fun swaps I participated in was an 8″ x 8″ recipe card swap.   I not only received some amazing projects but some absolutely yummy recipes 🙂

This was my recipe card swap.  This truly is the best peach cobbler evah and I combined the Everyday Jars Framelits and the Jar of Love stamp set with the Pop of Pink DSP to make my cute recipe card.

The 8″ x 8″ inch base is Basic Black cardstock, strips of Pop of Pink designs and gold foil are added next.  The recipe is printed out and stapled to the front of the recipe card and Pop of Pink Washi Tape is added for interest.  The most difficult part of the page is the “Jar of Love” made into a little shaker.  The full jar is die cut in black and in transparency.  The jar is also stamped on Thick Whisper White in Archival Black and die cut.  On this jar, the center is also die cut out.  The transparency jar is adhered to the stamped and die cut jar on the inside to create a clear window.  Foam adhesive strips are added underneath.  Once the foam is on, punched hearts in Melon Mambo are put “inside the jar” along with sequins from the Metallics Assortment.  The back of the jar is sealed with the full black die cut jar.  A small tag is stamped and die cut using the Homemade for You stamp set, it’s attached with Melon Mambo thick twine.  The finished jar is adhered to recipe front with Gold Thread swirled underneath.

Jar of Love Stampin' Up

Jar of Love Stampin' Up

You may not love my recipe card but I guarantee you will love the peach cobbler!

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A time for peace…

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 80

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 🙂

It’s definitely a time for peace, the holidays are coming and it is truly a time of year to set aside our differences and love one another 🙂

I am totally in love with the Star of Light stamp set and coordinating Starlight Thinlits.  I think the star image is so delicate and lovely!

This card features Marina Mist and Sahara Sand ink.  The swoosh is stamped in Marina Mist on the card front and accented with Sahara Sand stars.  The main image is stamped in Marina Mist and die cut with the large star cut out.  Another piece of Sahara Sand is die cut and layered behind the main star.  “Peace” is die cut from Marina Mist and stapled to the card front.  Add ons are gold thread, rhinestones and gold foil stars.

Stampin' Up Star of Light

I hope you are inspired by my lovely card!

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Beautiful Pines

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 79

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 🙂

It was a perfect fall day here in Colorado,  the leaves are turning and Facebook is full of everyone’s lovely pics of the leaves.  Here in my stamp room we are moving on to Christmas, I can hardly believe it!!! Honestly, the holidays are fast upon us and before we know it 2017 will be here!  This time of year seems to fly by at super speed!

Today I am sharing a beautiful holiday card featuring the Christmas Pines stamp set and the coordinating Pretty Pines die set.  I am obsessed with these delicate and lovely dies!

The base of the card starts with Whisper White embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  The sentiment is gold embossed on vellum and die cut with a circle die.   The branches are cut in Wild Wasabi and Garden Green, the pinecones are die cut in Early Espresso and the sweet bow is die cut in Cherry Cobbler.  All the parts are layered onto the card front over gold thread and stapled down.  Final touches are rhinestones and gold metallic enamel shapes.

Christmas Pines Stampin' Up Christmas Pines Stampin' Up

I hope you are inspired by my pretty pines card!

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Trick or treat!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 78

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 can hardly believe that sweet summer is coming to an end and fall is in the air!  With fall comes fun Halloween crafting though which makes me happy pants 🙂  And what cute, cute Halloween goodies are in the new Holiday Catalog from  SU!  I have lots of fun stuff planned for my crafting adventures!  I am sharing my first endeavor with you 🙂

First steps for this card are die cutting several different pieces with the Halloween Scene Edgelits:  the fence is die cut from Early Espresso, the tree is die cut twice – once from Basic Black and one from Smoky Slate.  The tree is then layered with the Smoky Slate behind to give the tree some extra dimension.  I love how this looks!

The tomb stone image and the witch image from Spooky Fun are stamped on Smoky Slate and die cut with the Halloween Scene Edgelits.  All of these die cut pieces are layered on the card front as shown in  the pic  using glue dots and dimensionals to give extra dimension to the card front.  The tomb stones are placed just behind the fence under the tree.

The swirl is cut from Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper with  the small swirl in the Swirly Scribbles Framelits.  The sentiment is silver embossed on velum and layered over the tree branches.  I love that you can see the shadow of the branch under the sentiment banner.

Final touches are popping that cute witch on top of the sparkly swirly and adding some Halloween Night Enamel Dots.  The finished card front is added to a base of Pumpkin Pie card stock.

Spooky Fun Stampin' Up

Spooky Fun Stampin' Up

I hope you are inspired by my spooky card!

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Sweet Birdie in My Window

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 77

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 🙂

You know how I usually say that my card is easy peasy???  Well not today!  This was a lot of steps but the results were so worth it!  I got the window shade idea from Joanne James at www.thecraftyowl.co.uk and I have wanted to try it since I saw her cute card 🙂  I used DSP for my Roman shade instead of ribbon and it worked perfectly.

The window is die cut from Whisper White Thick Cardstock.  The Roman shade is a piece of Moroccan Designer Series Paper cut wide enough to cover the window and and then rolled back twice to make the shade.  A piece of window sheet is cut the size of the window and added before the shade.  Foam adhesive strips along the backside are attached to a piece of Whisper White cut just barely smaller than the window.  Oh my how I love the foam adhesive strips!

The card front is Delightful Dijon embossed with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It is also lightly stamped (stamped off) with the net image from Best Birds in Delightful Dijon. The cute flowers from Best Birds are stamped in Archival Black and colored with markers (Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy and Daffodil Delight).  The colored flowers are die cut with Birds & Blooms.  The sweet little birdie is die cut with the same dies in Dapper Denim.  Isn’t he the cutest thing evah???  I love him to pieces 🙂

The sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners and is stamped in Dapper Denim.  A couple of pearls for the flowers and some gold thread add just the right finishing touches.

Best Birds Stampin' Up

Best Birds Stampin' Up

I hope you are inspired by my pretty card!

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Love & Affection

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 76

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 🙂

My card today features the Affectionately Yours Suite Stamp Set Love & Affection.  I pulled one of the colors of the suite and made a two-tone card featuring Whisper White and Mint Macaron.  The results are elegant and beautiful yet pretty simple to put together.

The Whisper White base is stamped randomly with an image from Gorgeous Grunge in Mint Macaron before it is embossed with the Floral Affection Textured Embossing Folder.  The two flower images from the Love & Affection set are heat embossed in Copper and watercolored with Mint Macaron to give a soft, sweet color.  After the paper dries the images are fussy cut.

The sentiment is stamped in Mint Macaron on Whisper White and die cut with a die from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits collection.  A piece of Mint Macaron is banner cut and layered over a paper clip with a tiny piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim.  The sentiment die cut is stapled to the banner as shown in the pic.

The cut flowers are layered with dimensionals to the card front with swirled Copper Metallic Thread underneath.  The sentiment is attached to the card front with the paper clip.  The finishing touch are sweet pearls added to the flowers and sentiment.

Love & Affection Stampin' Up

Love & Affection Stampin' Up

I hope you are inspired by my pretty card!

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Oh, the places you will go!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 75

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 🙂

This is a set I had to have as soon as I saw the new catalog!  I am a total sucker for anything involving a globe and the sentiments and the fonts are so fantastic!  I just lurve 🙂  This set is great for graduation, a Bon Voyage, a new home or camper…..it lends itself to several fun occasions.

I’m sharing two cards that are similar yet different using the set.  The first features the globe image white embossed on watercolor paper and then water colored in Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim.  One of the splatters from Gorgeous Grunge is gold embossed on the Dapper Denim card front.  The globe stand is stamped in Archival Black on the card front.  The sentiment is gold embossed on vellum and stapled to the globe (my typo said “blob” lol!).  The last step is adding the gold thread under the globe, random rhinestones and enamel dots.

Places You'll Go Stampin' Up

We made the second version in my stamp club a few weeks ago.  This is a little simpler version of the same card recipe.  First up,  the globe image is stamped in archival black on Dappper Denim scrap and cut out.  The card front for this one is Whisper White, the Gorgeous Grunge splatter is stamped across the front in Dapper Denim ink.  Again, the globe stand is stamped in Archival Black.  One of the other sentiments in the set is gold embossed on vellum and stapled to the globe.  The heart is punched out with the Confetti Hearts Border Punch in Real Red, it adds a nice pop of color to the card.

Places You'll Go Stampin' Up

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In this world….lovely vintage beauty!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 74

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, awesome projects will be shared today!

I just love everything about the “In This World” stamp set.  I love all the detail, the delicate images and sketchy feel.  This is another set I have been super excited to play with and finally had the chance to ink up!

Okay…looking back at my posts I almost always say “this card is easy peasy”….uhhhhh not saying that today lol!  This card has quite a few steps and parts but it’s actually a little easier than it appears and soooo worth the extra effort 🙂

The card front is on watercolor paper.  The first stamped image is the door in Archival Black, next step:  watercoloring in Early Espresso and Soft Suede.  The funky (I love this image sooooooo, soooo much!) gear, blueprint image is heat embossed randomly in White EP next.  It is drop in watercolored in Calypso Coral and Marina Mist.  Another fantastic effect are the splatters.  any splatter image will do, I think I used the one in Painter’s Palette.  Its stamped in Early Espresso first before the watercolor ink is dropped in, then again after the watercoloring is dry.  This technique gives you some images that are washed out and some images that are crisp.  The overall effect?  Delish!

The butterfly image is stamped in archival ink twice:  once on the card front in the location you want it to be and then a second time on watercolor paper scrap.  The second image is watercolored in Calypso Coral, Marina Mist and Island Indigo.  The butterfly is much more saturated in color to make it pop from the card.  Next, it is cut out and popped up on dimensionals with gold thread swirled underneath.  The last little details are the sweet, tiny banner at the top and the pearls scattered across the card front.

In This World Stampin' Up

In This World Stampin' Up

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Cards for the Troops!

In celebration of the 4th of July, the Military Employee Resource Group at work sponsored an event where we made 85 thank you cards to send to active duty service men and women.  I designed a patriotic card that would be easy enough for non-stampers to make.  I found this stamp from a few years ago that was perfect for this project!  Everyone had so much fun stamping….some stampers went through the line a couple of times 🙂

Thank you AAA for sponsoring this!

Super simple card with easy stamping.  We used the banner punch to punch the underlying red banner and the medium star punch to punch the larger star.  We used the small retired star punch to make the little stars.  We stamped the small stars in Real Red randomly on the Whisper White base.  Dapper Denim is the perfect blue for this project!  Love, love, love!!!  The card pops together quickly once the parts are made.  We did them assembly line style with lots of direction at each station along the way 🙂

Cards for the Troops Stampin' Up

Hard at work…

Cards for the Troops Stampin' Up

Happy Stampers 🙂

Cards for the Troops Stampin' Up

This was a great event!  Everyone signed the inside of the card they made thanking the service person for their service….

A perfect celebration of our country’s birthday 🙂

 

Beautiful Sunrise…Stampin’ Up Style

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 73

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 am sure we all have something special to share today!

This beautiful set has been calling to me since it came in the lovely brown UPS box!  As soon as I saw this set, I saw this card in my mind and knew I just had to make it happen!  The bridge is stamped in Archival Black ink and the sun ray image is stamped over it in Versamark and embossed in clear embossing powder.  The sunrise is watercolored in Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Perfect Plum and Dapper Denim.  The sentiment is stamped in Peekaboo Peach and punched out with a 1 1/2″ circle punch.  A few added touches:  Wink of Stella added to the sun rays, the adorbs little birdie, gold thread and the banner punched with the Duet Banner Punch.

Wherever You Go Stampin' Up

Wherever You Go Stampin' Up

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