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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 29

Hello friends! Welcome back to our 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 fabulous Dani Dziama’s blog. I can’t wait to share our beautiful inspiration with you today!

This week I am featuring the Project Life Espresso 6″ x 8″ album.  It comes plain and is just screaming to be made extra pretty!   I cut out “my life” with my Silhouette using the Smitten punch from MDS.  The rest is very simple to re-create.  Enjoy 🙂

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Don’t miss the rest of the pretties my friends have for you!  I just know everyone has gorgeous projects to share!

Make sure you go “Back” if you missed Bree Renwick or you can loop on around by hitting the “Next” button to get to Dani Dziama and the rest of the hop!

At the bottom of my post you can find the products I used, just click on the picture to order!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 17

Hello friends! Welcome back to our 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 fabulous Dani Dziama’s blog. I have something funky & fresh today & I know my friends have amazing inspiration too!

Today’s card was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest, I can’t remember exactly what but when I find it again, I’ll give credit where credit is due!  I pulled out one of my fave sets that hasn’t seen ink in a while during a virtual craft night with my friends.  I just love, love, love that balloon image!!!!  With my luck it will be on the retired list, you’ll probably be seeing a bunch more of it from me if it ends up on there!

I used my e-cutter to cut the clouds out of vellum and I embossed the balloon in gold embossing powder on vellum for one image.  The second balloon I stamped on watercolor paper in Soft Suede and then I watercolored it with Coastal Cabana.  I cut the love out of Coastal Cabana with the Expressions Framelit.  I used Naturals Ivory as my base and I spritzed it lightly  with Coastal Cabana re-inker and alcohol mixed.

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I added some cute rhinestones, a button, baker’s twine and sequins to finish off the look!  So easy and pretty 🙂

 I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it to share!

Don’t miss the rest of the pretties my   friends have for you!  I just know everyone has gorgeous projects to share!

Make sure you go “Back” if you missed Bree Renwick or you can loop on around by hitting the “Next” button to get to Dani Dziama and the rest of the hop!

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Star Studded Project!

This cute and fast little card features one of my absolutely favorite My Paper Pumpkin sets.  Are you subscribed to My Paper Pumpkin?  If you aren’t, you are missing out!  I have to say the limited edition stamp sets that come in the My Paper Pumpkin kits are always my favorites, very trendy and so much fun to use!  Go to MyPaperPumpkin.com to sign up for a monthly craft project in a box, always sure to be a fun craft getaway right at your kitchen table!

Okay, back to this cute card!  It was so fast and easy to put together!  I punched a couple of stars and some fun label shapes with the Little Labels Punch Pack.  I cut a piece of Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper in a fun angled shape, layered that with half a strip of Chevron Ribbon and then stacked the stars and label punches on top of that with some twine.  I love the way the quick hit of Cherry Cobbler in one of the labels sets off the whole card.  Quick banner sentiments stamped with the Paper Pumpkin images and some rhinestones….yummy!  I think the whole thing came together in about 8 minutes!


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Did this make you want to make something fast and fun?  I sure hope so!  I would love to see your star studded project!

You can find all the fun things I used below, click on the picture to go to my online store to purchase!

Awesome!

This is one AWESOME card, perfect for an AWESOME friend!  There are lots of fun goodies on this card.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the “awesome” out in Crisp Cantaloupe…isn’t that fun?  I was going to say “awesome” again, but enough already!  I used my Paper Doily Sizzlets to cut out the big doily in Sahara Sand Cardstock.  I don’t use this die enough because it is always seems like so much work to pop all the paper pieces out.  I have a little trick for this die though….sandwich wax paper between the die and your card stock and your die cut paper shape will slip out like buttah!!!

The rest of the little details on this card were fun and easy.  I spritzed the base with Crisp Cantaloupe re-inker mixed with alcohol.  I punched some stars out in Coastal Cabana, Silver Foil, Silver Glitter and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I die cut the arrow out of Silver Foil, added some rhinestones and ribbon and the whole thing came together beautifully!

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I hope you enjoy this card today and it inspires you to make your own fun project!  I just love how all of these goodies came together to make such a cute card!

You can find all the fun things I used below, click on the picture to go to my online store to purchase!

“Get Lucky” Banner!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 14

Hello friends! Welcome back to our 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 fabulous Dani Dziama’s blog. I have something funky & fresh today & I know my friends have amazing inspiration too!

Okay, I know this is yet another banner but several of my friends have made the cutest banners for St. Patties so I just had to follow suit!  I also wanted to show that you could make more than one banner from the cute banner Sale-A-Bration kit sooooo I made a second banner with the parts I had left from last time 🙂

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This banner was simple, quick and easy!  It features gold, gold and more gold (another habit I can’t seem to kick!) and shamrocks cut with the e-cutter.  Now for some fun technique info:

I cut the shamrocks out of silver glitter paper and then I spritzed them with Wild Wasabi ink mixed with alcohol.  I can’t tell you how pretty that is!  I used my sponge dauber and gold ink to add gold dots to one of my Wild Wasabi hearts and one of the banner pieces.  I’m not sure I love the gold on the banner, it kinda looks brownish instead of gold but there is a little glint of bling so I stayed with it 🙂

I have to say the whole time I was making this I had the song “Get Lucky” playing in my brain.  I just love that song by Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams!  Those of you that watched the Grammys hopefully saw the awesome collaboration on this song with Stevie Wonder, Pharrell and the “robots” 🙂  Anyway, I love to work out and run to this song and this banner made me feel like I was totally up all night to “get lucky”!

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I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it to share!

Don’t miss the rest of the pretties my   friends have for you!  I just know everyone has gorgeous projects to share!

Make sure you go “Back” if you missed Bree Renwick or you can loop on around by hitting the “Next” button to get to Dani Dziama and the rest of the hop!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 6

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Hello friends! Welcome back to Monday Montage! You should have arrived here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, the fabulous Dani Dziama’s blog. I can’t wait to see what they have to share this week, you won’t want to miss it!

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I know it’s time to start crafting Thanksgiving and Christmas projects and I have already created a few of those type of projects but I couldn’t resist one more vintage-y unseasonal card.  I figured a thank you card fit right in with November and Thanksgiving 🙂

This card features many things I love, love, love!  Doilies (check), gold embossing (check), vintage buttons (check), a sparkly butterfly with pearls (check) and the Off the Grid stamp which seems like it might be out of place on this card but adds just the right touch!  I actually found the bones of this card on Pinterest and I will have to find it again so I can give credit where credit is due.  I’ll update this post as soon as I figure that out!  I changed it up quite a bit and I love the final result.  I hope this inspires you to make something gorgeous of your own!

I hope you are enjoying our creative inspiration as much as I am!  I continue to be awed by the skill and creativity of my fellow friends on this hop!  Be sure to come back every other Monday to see what we have up our sleeves for you!

Make sure you go “Back” if you missed Bree Renwick or you can loop on around by hitting the “Next” button to get to Dani Dziama and the rest of the hop!

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