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Summer Sampler Sweetness!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 118!!!!

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!

My favorite projects to share in classes right now are seasonal samplers.  Today we did a Summer Sampler and I could not love it more!  It is so much fun creating little vignettes that make a big, beautiful home decor piece for the season.  The new stamp sets in the new catalog and these gorgeous bright colors combine to for bright, summery fun 🙂

Stay tuned to my blog for a tutorial for this fantastic project coming soon!

Here is the finished project in its frame.  It is hard to get a good photo without reflections off the glass but you can see how pretty it is ready for display.

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No frame in this pic:

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Busy stampers creating their masterpieces…and enjoying their Starbucks of course!!

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Creative Tips:

  1. Pick colors for the season that work well together.  Then mix and match your selected colors among the blocks.  Every color is not in each block except Whisper White.  This helps you create a cohesive piece that pops!  Sometimes I base my color palette on a DSP, then your palette is already set and you know the colors will work together.  Thank you Stampin’ Up!  You make it so easy to create a gorgeous project!
  2. This project is all about dimension!  You want to use a shadow box style frame that has some distance between the glass and your finished project.  Then go crazy with dimensionals to bring your vignettes to life!  So much fun 🙂
  3. Have you tried the Big Shot Embossing Mats yet????  I used it today to use the big die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits to create an embossed background instead of a die cut.  This is life changing!!  It means all of my dies now have an opportunity for double duty and lots of fun impressions are just waiting to be made!  I LOVE this and you NEED it in your creative arsenal!  Make sure you keep the packaging, it has all the instructions for various sandwiches for different effects.

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 gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

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

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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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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OnStage 2016! Some pretties from SLC!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 67

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!

I just got home from OnStage 2016 in Salt Lake City!  It was soooo much fun!  Lot’s of fantastic inspiration and all my creative cells are on fire and ready to make some pretty things 🙂  It was a great week with friends too, laughing and just enjoying time together.

I didn’t make any swaps this year, I just brought a few cards for downline sisters and friends.  I didn’t have a lot of time before my trip to put anything together so I made this simple project the night before I left for Salt Lake.  It is so simple yet sweet and elegant.  The gold embossed image makes it classy yet easy to put together.

The card features the swirly image gold embossed on the Whisper White card stock base.  “Hello” is die cut from Soft Sky card stock and the hashtag is die cut from Island Indigo.  They are connected with a staple.  Silver thread is swirled behind the die cut images and attached to the card front with glue dots.  The final touch are the rhinestones for extra bling 🙂

Memories in the Making Stampin' Up

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My second project is a cute gift bag I made for my BFF and roomie in SLC.  I had a little gift for her and I needed something quick and easy to put it in.  No stamping necessary, I just made a cute little topper to add to the top of a glassine bag.

This project features about 3/4 of a Tea Lace Doilie and a small gold Metallic Foil Doilie stacked on top of each other.  Two small banners are punched out of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and Pool Party.  A piece of Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim is folded accordian style under the mini banners.  These are all stapled in a stack to the doilies.  A bow is tied with doubled Whisper White Baker’s Twine and added.  A Metal Rimmed Pearl is added too.  The whole piece is attached to the top of a Sketched Dots Gift Bag.  This went together in a few short minutes and looks soooo cute and extra special!

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Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bag Stampin' Up

 

I hope you have enjoyed our projects and I am so happy to share a little bit of OnStage with 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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Enjoy the Little Things in 2016!

2016???  Seriously!  The past year just seemed to fly by and now 2016 is here!  I just know this is going to be a fantastic year, I am committed to making it the best year ever 🙂

My last entry into the TGIF Challenge was picked as a favorite again!  Sooo exciting!  I have to play along again this week and I must say I am so excited to take on this week’s glitzy color challenge featuring silver, black and gold….uhhhh, these are faves to play with 🙂

On to this week’s challenge:

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I am so in love with this new set in the Occasions Catalog “Enjoy the Little Things”.  I am totes obsessed with the fonts and the sentiments and I wanted to incorporate at least one in my New Year’s card.  Then I thought, hey why not use a bunch of them subway style??  The result is this beauty.

First several of the stamps were set up on one large block in the design and then gold embossed on vellum.  The vellum was added to a Basic Black card base.  Next, gold satin ribbon and banners of gold, black and silver glimmer paper were added along the bottom of the card front.  A vellum banner was added with the year 2016 silver embossed on it.  The final touches were sequins, rhinestones and stars to add glitz and glam….all a fitting welcome to the new year!

Enjoy the Little Things Stampin' Up

Enjoy the Little Things Stampin' Up

Happy, happy new year to you and yours!

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Christmas Eve, Eve!

Wow, I can hardly believe it is already Christmas Eve in just a few hours!  I.am.not.ready!  LOL!  So tonight I will be burning the midnight oil for sure!!!  I made scrumptious chocolate covered pretzels for my team and peers at work and I needed something super cute to put them in.  Voila!  This adorbs pillow box is perfect!  Except….I probably will be up alllll night if I make one of these for each recipient.  I may end up doing something a little simpler for tomorrow’s treats 🙂

I love this pillow box though and it is my entry for the “Holly Jolly” TGIF Challenge this week!  I’m super excited to say that I was the winner of last week’s challenge….yippeeeee!  I just need to figure out how to add this cute button to my blog sidebar 🙂

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On to this week’s challenge:

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My pillow box is my favorite kind of Christmas project, you may have noticed I am a fan of non-traditional Christmas color schemes and this is no exception!  Black, white and silver!  Classy Christmas right?

To start, the pillow box is die cut in Whisper White and one additional side in the tree image from the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack.   The tag image is die cut from Black Glimmer Paper…so gorge!  The deer image from Jolly Christmas is silver embossed and fussy cut.  The final touches are a Silver Satin Ribbon belly band tied in a big bow and White Perfect Accents & Rhinestones.  I love the simplicity and beauty of this project!  It would look fantastic as place setting gifts for Christmas dinner guests.

Jolly Christmas Pillow Box
Jolly Christmas Pillow Box
Jolly Christmas Pillow Box
Jolly Christmas Pillow Box

I wish the very best for Christmas with your family and loved ones!  I hope you are inspired to make something pretty over the holidays 🙂

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 36

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

I know January is already winding down but bear with me for a look back at Christmas 2014 and our blog hop group’s gift exchange.  This year my gift went to Bree.  I made her an ocean themed charm necklace because I know she loves the beach and goes to the Washington coast often with her family.    I hope she loves as much as I do!  I have been selling jewelry at craft shows locally for the last several years and I have finally gotten up my nerve to open up a shop on Etsy too!

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I have been obsessed the last few years with the cute snow globes in jars projects you see all over Pinterest.  This year I finally made some myself that I liked 🙂  I sent this one to Bree:

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Gifts for special people need special wrapping…here is what Bree’s gift looked like before I sealed up the shipping box.  This is Target meets Stamping’ Up and it’s a match made in heaven.  Target had the cutest deer themed goodies this year 🙂

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Thanks for letting me share, I hope you have a week filled with inspiration and beauty!

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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