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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 52

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 know we have some super cute goodies for you today!

My card today features a sweet and simple rendition of the Watercolor Wings set.  I absolutely love, love all the pretty things you can do with this set and the coordinating framelits!  This card packs a lot of wow and came together really quickly.  I stamped three of the butterfly images in different colors:  Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and Smoky Slate.  The outer edges are Wisteria Wonder, the full image is Pool Party and the highlights are Smoky Slate.  I cut out my butterfly with the coordinating framelit.  I also cut the smaller intricate butterfly in vellum and then layered the two.  The rest is pretty straightforward:  “hello” is cut out with the new Greetings Thinlits; a white heart strip using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits; some Tip Top Taupe lace and the lovely Silver Metallic Thread.  I also stamped the dotted image from the set in Wisteria Wonder on the card base, very subtle but pretty 🙂

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Watercolor Wings Stampin' Up

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Watercolor Wings Stampin' Up

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I love you more….

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 51

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 know we have some super cute goodies for you today!

Today my card features the Words of Truth stamp set.  As soon as I saw this cuteness, I knew I had to have it 🙂  I love how this card came out, I also used the bicycle print from the Schoolhouse DSP….soooooo cute!

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Words of Truth Stampin' Up

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remarkable beauty!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 49

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 know we have some super cute goodies for you today!

Today I have a lovely card made with the Remarkable You stamp set.  It packs a ton of wow factor in and it was so simple to make!  I gold embossed a couple of the images from the stamp set on vellum and cut them out.  I made the background on watercolor paper by smearing an Island Indigo pad and a Wisteria Wonder pad on a non-stick sheet and then spritzing with water.  I dragged the watercolor paper through the watered down ink and let it dry.  Next I threw on a quick banner and sentiment….easy peasy 🙂

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Remarkable You Stampin' Up

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Remarkable You Stampin' Up

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convention swap fun!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 48

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 know we have some super cute goodies for you today!

I am posting from SLC today!  Woot!  Convention is over but I am staying on a few days to play with my bestie!  Convention was fantastic, really fun and lots of great information!  I am sharing one of my swap cards with you today.  Very easy with lots of wow factor too.  I used the sun from Kinda Eclectic as a background image in Delightful Dijon.  I embossed an image from Friendly Wishes in white on vellum.  I added a die cut piece in Delightful Dijon, added a punched star image in Island Indigo and a deconstructed piece of white jute.  The whole thing came together super fast as everything was attached with some carefully placed staples.

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Friendly Wishes Stampin' Up

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just for you ….

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 47

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 know we have some super cute goodies for you today!

I love, love, love the new envelope paper!  It is sweet with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies.  This project was so fast and easy, you could make a bunch for treats for your friends!  I did some simple stamping, added a pop of color to my main theme of Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron with Watermelon Wonder.  I love how these colors go together 🙂  5 minutes and voila I had a super cute finished goodie ready to go!

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... You're So Sweet Stampin' Up

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... You're So Sweet Stampin' Up

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lovely new toys for crafty girls ;)

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 45

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 know we have some super cute goodies for you today!

Oh my…have I mentioned how much I curve Mint Macaron????!?  It is so lovely and screams for tone on tone stamping!  Today’s project could not be any simpler….I used the fantastic new set “Friendly Wishes” embossing the large sentiment in white and then die cutting it.  I toned down the card stock base by layering on vellum.  I stamped the vellum in white craft ink with one of the images from “Bohemian Borders”.  I can already tell this versatile set is going to be a go to for me this year!  I have made several projects featuring it and my head is filled with ways to use it!  If you don’t have it already, it is a must have!  I added a few quick embellishments and this lovely card is ready for someone who needs a quick reminder that you are in their corner no matter what!

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Friendly Wishes Stampin' Up

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Friendly Wishes Stampin' Up

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mixing old & new….

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 44

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 know we have some super cute goodies for you today!

Today my card features some new cattle sneak peeks along with some retiring faves.  I used the super adorbs new Project Life set Moments Like These.  I embossed the days of the week on watercolor paper in white embossing powder.  Isn’t this font just swoon-a-liscious?  Yum!  Then I added random water color in Watermelon Wonder, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight.  The effect is so purty 🙂  Next I stamped the phrase “everyday moments” in Watermelon Wonder on vellum, die cut it and stapled it to a Coastal Cabana starburst shape.  This is another fave I am sad to see go!  I just loved these starburst dies!  De-constructed jute, some rhinestones and a watermelon base finished this one off.

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Moments Like These Stampin' Up

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Moments Like These Stampin' Up

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Moments Like These Stampin' Up

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in love with Project Life “Love Story”

I’m single and there is no lovey dovey stuff going on in my life but I wanted to use the “Love Story” PL kit anyway!  My double layout features my little doggie and my daughter and her doggie.  This layout was soooooo easy peasy to put together and has lots of wow factor!  The kit is white, black, gray and silver.  I added one color:  Mint Macaroon.  I think the layouts are gorge with just the pop of color to set off the cards and embellishments included and the final result is that your photos take center stage!

Don’t miss this kit even if you don’t have a wedding you want to capture, the cards and embellishments work for anything or anyone that you love.  And you can use the wedding specific elements to make your next wedding card fast and easy!

I struggle with photographing pocket pages, the shiny and cameras just don’t mix!   I think these pics show how cute these pages are despite the inherent issues with taking pics of pocket pages!  I hope you enjoy as much as I do!  Here are the two layouts….

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Project Life "Love Story" Stampin' Up

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Project Life "Love Story" Stampin' Up

Here are some close ups of some of the details:

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Project Life "Love Story" Stampin' Up

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Project Life "Love Story" Stampin' Up

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Project Life "Love Story" Stampin' Up

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Project Life "Love Story" Stampin' Up

Cathy Casey, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator www.sugarshackdes... Project Life "Love Story" Stampin' Up

All these pages need now are some sweet journaling and they are done!  I just love the new “You’re So Sweet” set and how the heart in that set worked perfectly with this kit & layout.

Happy memory keeping!

 

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sad goodbye to coastal cabana…

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 43

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 know we have some super cute goodies for you today!

As always this time of year I am super excited about a new catalog and new goodies but I also seem to have a few faves I struggle to let go of!  This year, in particular, I am so so sad to say goodbye to the retiring In Colors.  I have loved and used them all to pieces and will especially have trouble losing Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe from my repertoire.  My stamp club Friday night was a memorial to these two lovely colors and I am sharing those pretties here today.

Two super easy cards.  The Coastal Cabana card features the bokeh technique.  This is soooo easy to do and is such a huge wow factor!  I just love the finished card.  Coastal is prominent from the bokeh background to the lovely twine and arrow.  I also love, love, love the Adventure Awaits set and will be sad to bid it farewell too!

The second card features the Smooches & Snuggles set and the Hi There set.  Hi There is retiring too and I have loved it often during the past year!

Lots of embossing this week….but that’s a good thing right?

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hello love!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 42

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 know we have some super cute goodies for you today!

I saw an amazing scrapbook page on Kirsten Kreis’ blog and it inspired this card.  I love the random dots peeking through the vellum layer.  I used the flower center stamp from “Petal Potpourri” for the cute dots.  Super fast and easy card 🙂  I have to say I am going to really miss the “So You” stamp set.  I have been using it on every Project Life layout as well as on my cards.  It just has so many cute things in it!

I de-constructed the jute ribbon again and this time I ombre dyed it with Lost Lagoon re-inker.  Seriously swoon-a-liscious!!!  I can’t get enough of the “Hello You” thinlets either, they seem to grace every project in some way lately 😉

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