Garden in Bloom

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 89

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 have a sweet watercolor card to share today.  It’s soft and romantic and completely out of my comfort zone!  I don’t make a lot of flower cards but I love, love how this one came out 🙂

The images are stamped in Archival Black ink on watercolor paper.  The watercolor washes are in Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum.  Embellishments include small pearls, White Perfect Accents, Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes and Metallics Sequins.  The finished card front is popped up on a base of Whisper White.  Fast and easy and gorgeous!

Garden in Bloom Stampin' Up

Garden in Bloom Stampin' Up

I hope you enjoyed my project today as much as I enjoyed making it for you!

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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Thank you!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 86

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 am using one of the Sale-a-Bration Fab Freebie sets!  I love the “thank you” image and how sweet and simple the set is.

First the “thank you” image is stamped in Archival Black on watercolor paper.  This ink stands up really well to watercoloring 🙂  Next is a wash of Mint Macaron over the sentiment.  The rest of the card features a frame made with the Nesting Squares and a sheet of the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, a Mint Macaron Doily, a swirl of Gold Thread all under the rest of the sentiment stamped in Calypso Coral.  So easy to put together and so soft and pretty!

So Very Much Stampin' Up

So Very Much Stampin' Up

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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.

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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.

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I hope you have enjoyed our projects this week as much as we have enjoyed sharing them!

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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

I hope you have enjoyed our projects this week as much as we have enjoyed sharing them!

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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

I hope you have enjoyed our projects this week!

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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

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dear friend…

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 65

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!

Well this past week or so I’ve had pneumonia!  Seriously???!??  I have been sick most of March.  I guess I am making up for years of not getting sick…..doing it all up at once.  I am so done with being sick though…..I haven’t done much stamping and I am totes missing it 😦

This card features the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set and Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.  The large flower image is gold embossed on watercolor paper and then watercolored with Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Mossy Meadow & Mint Macaron.  After watercoloring, the image is fussy cut.  The background is one of the polka dot images cut out at 4 x 5 1/4 with a piece of vellum layered on top in the exact same size.  The sentiment is gold embossed on a vellum banner and stapled to the flower image.  Final touches are gold thread, a button and small white baker’s twine bow.

Birthday Blooms Stampin' Up

Birthday Blooms Stampin' Up

I hope you enjoyed my pretty little “hope” for spring to actually spring here 🙂

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it’s a good day…

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 62

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!

Today is an exciting day!  The Denver Broncos are in the Super Bowl and I can barely think about anything else 🙂  I’ve been super nervous about this game since they won the championship!

So today is a good day and I thought this sweet stamp from the Happy Home set was the perfect way to express it.  This card was quick and easy, although I did struggle a bit with the sentiment.  It seemed to be too big for the stamped images but as soon as I cut it up it balanced perfectly with the sweet boy and his dog.  I added a few pops with my embellishments and some vellum clouds from the Sky is the Limit Sale-a-Bration set.

Happy Home Stampin' Up

Happy Home Stampin' Up

Happy Super Bowl!  I hope you enjoyed the game and have a great week 🙂

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Dove of Peace, a really BIG class & a really BIG sale!

I have so much to share this morning!   A beautiful card, a fantastic class and the last day of the Online Extravaganza!  So pull up a comfy chair and a nice warm coffee (or tea or whatever makes you happy) and enjoy 🙂

I’ve been thinking about this card ever since I got the Dove of Peace Stamp … I knew I had to create something with this stamp and this technique!  Super simple with lots of wow factor.  The dove is white embossed on watercolor paper and then randomly watercolored with blues and greens (Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay and Wild Wasabi).  The Soft Sky base cardstock is stenciled with Whisper White Craft Ink using the stars mask from the Hearts and Stars Decorative Mask set.  Final touches were the “peace” die cut in Silver Foil with the Christmas Greetings Thinlets, an Iced Rhinestone and Silver Thread.  The results are stunning!  There was a terrible shooting in Colorado Springs on Black Friday and all I want for Christmas is peace for all.

Dove of Peace Stampin' Up

Dove of Peace Stampin’ Up

Dove of Peace Stampin' Up

Dove of Peace Stampin’ Up

Dove of Peace Stampin' Up

Dove of Peace Stampin’ Up

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Hello December December Daily Class

Hello December December Daily Class

The next big news that I am super, duper excited to share about is a big project I have been working on with my bestie Kimberly!  We are offering an online class to help you create your very own 2015 December Daily book using the Hello December 2015 Project Life Suite from Stampin’ Up.  This product suite is gorgeous!  The class includes detailed instructions to create your own beautiful book, daily prompts and inspiration and membership in an exclusive closed Facebook Group for additional daily inspiration and idea sharing!  You won’t want to miss out on this!  See all of the details and options HERE.

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Online Extravaganza!

Online Extravaganza!

The last thing I want to share is that it’s Cyber Monday and the very last day of the big Online Extravaganza!  There have been some really great deals on this sale and today there are great 24 hour flash sale items too!  I am posting all of the sale items at the bottom of this post for your convenience.  These prices are while supplies last, so don’t wait!

Thanks for stopping by this morning!  Don’t miss our Hello December class or the big sale!  I hope I’ve inspired you to make something pretty today 🙂

These items are 50% off through 11/30 only!

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These items are 40% off through 11/30 only!

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These items are 20% off through 11/30 only!

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Flash sale items!  Cyber Monday only!