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Sweet teepee love

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 97

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, Dani Dziama’s sweet designs.

I love that ad on TV where the two women are talking about her new blue suede couch and she says “I had to have it!”  and then the burglars are in the living room in the dark saying “had to have it!”.  It’s kinda funny, the lady uses her credit card to get her dream couch and the burglars use a crow bar lol.  Well that’s how I feel about this stamp set!  As soon as I saw it in the new cattie, I was like “I have to have it!!!”  Hopefully, no one is gonna break into my house with a crowbar and steal it 😉

Little One Stampin' Up

Little One Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. I didn’t have Powder Pink ribbon on hand when I started this card but I wanted a ribbon-y embellishment to go behind my teepee.  I just used a narrow strip of card stock that I pulled back and forth with my bone folder to bust up the fibers and make it soft and easily looped.  I also used a small piece that was left on the left side under my card front to give another pop of pink.
  2. I absolutely love the tiny images in this set for borders and backgrounds.  I stamped them on a tiny strip of whisper white, it adds a nice bit of interest to the card front.
  3. There are so many fun things you can do with this teepee, I can’t wait to make more teepee projects!

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Oh my embossing paste!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 96

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, Dani Dziama’s sweet designs.

My name is Cathy & I have never been a fan of flowers….but…..I have become more & more enamored of flowers over the last year or so!  And this fun new set is going to be a new favorite, I am sure of it!  Today has not been fun until I got to do a little stamping.  I am cleaning out my closet, ugh.  What a nightmare!  My bedroom looks like a bomb went off!  Deep breathes, I will be done soon and I will love my closet so much more with all the stuff out that I don’t wear 🙂

Oh So Eclectic Stampin' Up

Oh So Eclectic Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. Instead of a mask, I used one of the dies from the coordinating set Eclectic Layers with embossing paste.  I love how this turned out!
  2. The cute bit of Berry Burst on the top left?  It came from one of the little umbrella edge framelits from the Umbrella Weather die set.
  3. This card doesn’t have a sentiment, this makes it perfect for any occasion.  You can use this card for a quick note to a friend or add birthday wishes to the inside 🙂

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Big Shot · Cards · Stampin' Up

I LOVE Coffee!!!!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 95

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, Dani Dziama’s sweet designs.

I suspect no one who knows me would be surprised by my title …. lol!  I totes love coffee, coffee anything is just fab with me.  I’m on a new diet these days, no sugar.at.all!  That has changed my coffee habit a bit, I am cream only now which I am finally developing a love for.  It has been hard, oh so hard!!  This stamp set and coordinating dies was love at first sight though!!!!!  Oh my gosh, is it fun to play with!

Coffee Cafe Stampin' Up

Coffee Cafe Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. Overall my card is really three tones:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Pool Party.  To make the whole thing pop, I added the Real Red Enamel heart.
  2. Lot’s of dimension in this card.  Die cuts allow you to layer and make your coffee cup seem 3-dimensional 🙂
  3. I cut the coffee cup topper out of Window Sheet…isn’t that cute?  Just like a yummy drink with whipped cream on top at your favorite coffee shop!

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Time to Celebrate!!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 94

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, Dani Dziama’s sweet designs.

Why is it time to celebrate?  New catalog time and that calls for a big celebration!!!  I’ve been head over heels for this cattie since the minute I saw it.  I think I am most smitten with the new In Color Lemon Lime Twist…it gives a sweet pop of color and adds a punch to almost any color combo.  My card today features my favorite color combo Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay 🙂

Happy Celebrations Stampin' Up

Happy Celebrations Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. You get this fabulous de-bossing effect with the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder which carried over to the new catalog…yay!
  2. I used the rock and roll technique with my ink pads to make my celebrate pop.  I inked up the giant ink splat image from Happy Celebrations in Lemon Lime Twist and then I added Bermuda Bay just around the edges by “rolling” only the edge of the stamp on the pad.  I love these colors mixed up like this!
  3. How do you make your doilies go with absolutely anything?  Watercolor them to coordinate with your color scheme.  My doily is watercolored in Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay to match the rest of my card 🙂
  4. A quick pop of color with the scallop edge in Lemon Lime Twist (a side of one of the Layering Squares Framelits) and the ribbon/doily topper in the corner make the card sing 🙂  And how about the super cute Glimmer Enamel Dots???  Be still my heart!

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Feeling happy pants!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 93

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, Dani Dziama’s sweet designs.

 

This stamp set and embossing folder along with these colors just make me happy pants!!  I love the bright cheerful colors, they make me feel like spring may actually be coming even though we just had a snow storm in Colorado this week lol!

Happy Celebrations Stampin' Up

Happy Celebrations Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. The circle image is stamped in several colors (Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Berry Burst).  It is stamped full strength and then stamped off once and twice.  It gives a nice layer of dimension to have all these different colors popping off the card.
  2. The “Happy” is stamped first in Lemon Lime Twist on Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and then embossed with the embossing folder.  I love the look of this.
  3. Splatter and rhinestones and the new beautiful glitter enamel dots add the finishing touch.

All products depicted are not yet available, they will ALL be available on June 1, 2017!!!  Whoop!!!

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Big Shot · Cards · Framelits Dies · Stampin' Up · Watercoloring · You Deserve This

You deserve this!!

Display Stamper

Today I have another super cute card from my Display Stamper board.  I got really deeply hooked on the new Lemon Lime Twist In Color combined with the new Berry Burst In Color!  I think these two colors together are yumma-liscious-ness!!!

Remember when I had all the time in the world to create my display samples?  Remember when I procrastinated till the week before OnStage?  Yes, well, that of course all happened.  And then I fell in love with these colors and couldn’t stop creating fun cards with all the new goodies in my box 🙂  This card is one of what I am calling my “creative flow” cards…I got on a little roll and made a bunch of cute cards for the display.  I love when that happens…almost as much as I hate it when I can’t put anything together at all that I don’t hate!

You Deserve This Stampin' Up

You Deserve This Stampin' Up

This card features a new stamp set from the June 1st catalog:  You Deserve This on page 44.  The other new products featured are 2017-2019 In Colors Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst, Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper, Corrugated Elements, 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist and 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Basic Gray.

Creative Tips:

  1.  The image I used from the stamp set is part of a huge background style stamp that I ultimately cut up into it’s individual parts.  You can commit stamp abuse like I did or another option would be to mask off the parts of the stamp you didn’t want to get inky for your design.  I heat embossed the “You Deserve This” portion of the stamp on Watercolor Paper with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  After embossing, I added a watercolor wash of Bermuda Bay to make the image pop.
  2. Create a frame with your Layering Squares Framelits and use a portion of the cute gate die cut from your Flourish Thinlits to showcase your sentiment.  The frame and other embellishments are attached with a combination of staples, glue dots and dimensionals.
  3. Final touch?  A spritz of Bermuda Bay over the card front adds one more layer of fun and dimension.

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You Deserve This Stampin' Up

I can’t wait to share more fun cards created for my board!  I know you will love these new colors and stamps as much as I do 🙂

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New Goodies!

I was sooooo excited to be selected as a Display Stamper for the OnStage Local event in Savannah!  I get to play with new product and make a fun display??  Why yes, that sounds amazeballs!

I opened my box of goodies when they came and had a little party all by my ownself looking at all the fun new toys….then came the trepidation….how can I make something cute and worthy for the boards???  What if I can’t come up with all these projects????  Yikes!

Then I thought, I have two months…plenty of time to be inspired by the new In Colors and fun new stamps and new ribbon and other goodies….I’ll make a few projects every week.  Ha!  A week before On Stage and I had three creations and pile of unused product in front of me!  I am the world’s biggest pro-craft-inator!!!  Sometimes I think I work best under pressure or maybe I was just lucky that the ideas flowed at the right time and all my sweet projects were finished with days to spare 🙂  well let’s be honest, 2 days to spare 😉

Today’s card is the first of my display projects that I will be sharing over the next days & weeks.

Display Stamper

Display Stamper

I know, I look like a big ole dork!  (insert dork emoji here)

This card features lot’s of new product and colors.  The stamp sets used are from the current catalog:  Falling Flowers and All Things Thanks.  New products featured are 2017-2019 In Colors Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst, Glossy White Cardstock, Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper, Corrugated Elements and 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon.

Creative Tips:

  1. Glossy paper can be used many ways.  On this card, I chose to white emboss the flourish image from Falling Flowers on the card front giving the tone on tone look for my background.
  2. I added one tiny heart in Berry Burst to the Corrugated Element heart.  This heart comes from the row of hearts in the Everyday Jars Framelits set.  The little pop of Berry Burst sets off the blue and green tones in the Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay prevalent in the rest of the card design.
  3. Layering of several simple elements adds interest and a focal point to the card.  I love being able to see images and backgrounds through and under other elements.  The flower die cut from May Flowers is perfect for this!

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Such a fun card!  I love how well the new Lemon Lime Twist coordinates with my favorite color, Bermuda Bay.  They just feel vibrant and alive on the page!

I hope you love my card as much as I do!  Stay tuned for more fun projects featuring new product coming out June 1st!  The Eastern Palace Suite will be available to order on May 1st!!!  It includes the yummy Eastern Palace DSP and a great stamp set and coordinating framelits.

Eastern Palace Suite

Thanks for stopping by today!

New products are not listed in the showcase as they won’t be available to order until June 1st with the exception of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper (see above).  You can find available products in the click-able links below: