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 http://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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Fun new toys!!!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 70

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 have something new & fun today from the new catalog launching in … drum roll … 2 days!!!!

This cute card features a couple of new faves of mine “Swirly Bird” and matching framelits and “Layering Love”.  I heat embossed the sentiment, added some water coloring and stamping.  Then I added a swirly die cut from vellum and the cute birdie 🙂  so fast and lotsa wow factor.

 

 

Lovely Layers Stampin' Up

Lovely Layers Stampin' Up

I hope you have enjoyed our projects this week!

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Saying goodbye to another fave!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 69

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!

On our last hop I wrote that the Sunburst Thinlit was retiring…uhhhh bad info on my part!  It’s in the new cattie, yay!!  This sweet set is going away though and it has been one of my faves.

This card features nearly the entire Going Places product suite from the soon to be retired Occasions Catalog.  A piece of Sahara Sand is stamped with an image from Timeless Textures and then embossed with the World Traveler TIEF.  The globe from Going Global is gold embossed on Sahara Sand and cut out with a Circle Thinlit.  The sentiment is gold embossed on Very Vanilla and punched out with the Washi Label Punch.  A 1/4″ piece of Going Places Designer Series Paper is cut into a banner shape.  All pieces are adhered to the card front as shown in the pic, with gold thread, a doily and rhinestones adding additional interest.

Going Global Stampin' Up

Going Global Stampin' Up

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Sunburst Fun :)

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 68

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 have another easy, peasy but packs a wow project for you today!  It’s that time of year when we say goodby to some favorite products to make way for new goodies…I will be sad to see the cute Sunburst Thinlits Die go bye-bye but I am going to use it lot’s before it does!  And of course I am looking forward to new, fun toys!

This card features Whisper White and Daffodil Delight cut out with the Starburst die.  It is easy to offset your images, just line up your paper for each piece about 1/2″ different from each other.  Then you get the shadowing effect from the two layers of cardstock sunbursts.  The sunbursts are attached to each other with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set that comes in the bundle with the die.  It is stamped on a 1/2″ Whisper White banner in Daffodil Delight (the “To You” doesn’t fit).  It is stamped again on a Whisper White scrap in Archival Black and then punched out with the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  The star is die cut with a small Star Framelit out of Silver Foil paper.  All the pieces are stacked onto a Whisper White base with Silver Thread, Rhinestones and Enamel Dots for bling.

Sunburst Sayings Stampin' Up

Sunburst Sayings Stampin' Up

It’s been snowing for 3 days straight here in Colorado…I know, crazy huh?  It’s May!!!  But that’s springtime in the Rockies, gotta love it!  I needed a little sunburst in my life, I keep thinking if all I think about is spring, it will actually come 🙂

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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

Memories in the Making Stampin' Up

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!

Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bag Stampin' Up

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!

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The Sky is the Limit!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 61

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’s blog.  I am sure we all have something special to share today!

It’s Sale-a-Bration time and that means fun stamp sets that are totally FREE!  Here’s one of my faves from this year’s freebies, The Sky is the Limit.  It’s fun and trendy and lends itself to masculine cards as well as vintage.  Today I paired it with the World Traveler embossing folder…I think they are meant to be together!

The card starts with a piece of watercolor paper embossed with the folder and then randomly watercolored in Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi ink.  The airplane image is stamped in Soft Suede on Whisper White and fussy cut.  The sentiment is white embossed on a narrow piece of vellum and the “Sky” is stamped again in Wild Wasabi on Whisper White, fussy cut and then popped up on the narrow vellum banner.  The banner is then wrapped around the back of the watercolor paper and stapled in place.  The last step is adding some silver thread behind the plane and popping it up with dimensionals above the sentiment banner.  Easy peasy 🙂

Sky is the Limit Stampin' Up

Sky is the Limit Stampin' Up

I hope you are inspired to make your own pretty creation 🙂

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Bloomin’ Love

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 60

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’s blog.  I am sure we all have something special to share today!

It’s the New Year!!!  And that means fun new products to share 🙂

I’m loving the new Bloomin’ Love stamp set and coordinating die cut.  It’s perfect for Valentines Day and for just showing the love whenever you’re  feeling it.  It also lends itself perfectly to the vintage look, I’m imagining all kinds of vintage deliciousness with this suite.

This card was very simple to put together.  Lost Lagoon is the card base with a simple white heart die cut added.  Pops of color were brought in with the small flowers included in the die set.  The Lost Lagoon is set off with Cherry Cobbler and Gold Foil.  More luxurious gold accents include a gold satin ribbon banner and gold thread.

Bloomin' Love Stampin' Up

Bloomin' Love Stampin' Up

2016 is going to be a fantastic year!  I hope you come back often for inspiration to make your own pretties 🙂

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Going Global!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 59

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 Dara Gloden’s blog.  I am sure we all have something special to share today!

We’ve had a lovely Christmas weekend here in Colorado.  Fun and relaxing times with friends and family 🙂  The weather has been super cold but clear and pretty!  I hope you have had a wonderful holiday with your family.

This card features the new Going Global set coming out in the Occasions Mini on January 5th.  This set is perfect for masculine birthday, vintage style and speaks to my traveling soul.

The globe image is white embossed on vellum, the compass image is stamped in Delightful Dijon on Very Vanilla and the sentiment (from You’re So Lovely) is stamped in Lost Lagoon on Very Vanilla.  All images are die cut with the Circles Collection Framelits.  The starburst is die cut with the a die in the Baker’s Box Thinlits set in Delightful Dijon.  The burlap ribbon is die cut with the larger label image from the Baker’s Box Thinlets set.  The Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack provides the cute mountain paper for the background on the card.  All of the circle images are layered onto the card at various heights with dimensions.  The final touches are sequins, a button and White Perfect Accents.

Going Global Stampin' Up

Going Global Stampin’ Up

 

It’s hard to believe another year is coming to a close.  I wish you and yours the very happiest New Year!

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