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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 41

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 so excited that the butterfly framelits are available again!  and discounted!  how exciting is that?  I just had to feature them in my card today 🙂  This card is another watercolor beauty that took about 5 minutes to make!  Seriously….so easy!

I cut the large butterfly out of a piece of watercolor paper that I cut at 4.25 x 5.5″.  After it was cut out, I put the whole thing on a paper towel and watercolored with re-inkers and water in four loose quadrants, the background and the butterfly.  I popped the background piece up on a coastal cabana base, after adding my gold foil “hello”, added some de-constructed jute ribbon and a few rhinestones and voila, my card was done!

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I hope you enjoy!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 40

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 clearly obsessed with watercoloring these days!  I just can’t stop playing with the soft affect of watercoloring with our re-inkers.  Today’s project features a lovely watercolored flower as it’s centerpiece.  It was so easy peasy!  I white embossed the Blended Bloom on watercolor paper and painted away.  We did this project in my stamp club on Friday night and every flower was as individual as the artists painting them!  So fun!

The rest of the card features some fun embellishments from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, the cute pom pom ribbon and ribbon from Sale-A-Bration.  Once the painting was complete, the rest of this sweet card came together in a jiffy!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 39

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!

It is starting to feel a little like spring around here.  My mama’s daffodils are poking their heads through our snow drifts and it has been sunny and warm all weekend 🙂  My project today features soft, springy colors.  I am so in love with the new Lovely Amazing You photopolymer set!  The font makes me seriously swoon!  My card today is simple and easy and features this lovely, amazing set 🙂

I painted some watercolor swooshes in Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I just used a drop of re-inker and my Aqua Painter…so fast and easy!  I white embossed the envelope image from the set on all three colors of paper and cut them out.  I stapled them together randomly and popped them over the swooshes.  On top of that is the sentiment, white embossed on vellum.  The finishing touches were rhinestones, sequins and a bit of string.  My favorite string this week is deconstructed white jute ribbon.  It is so easy to pull apart and I love the texture it adds.  It is so easy to work with, you can pretty much shape it any way you want.

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Needing a little sunshine….

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 38

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!

Well the whole country has been dealing with lots of snow the last several weeks and now it is Colorado’s turn.  It has been snowing on and off since Friday and we got quite a bit of the white stuff.  We need the moisture so it’s hard to complain but I sure miss my sunshine!

Today my project is super simple and features some sunny colors!  I am using the Hooray It’s Your Day Simply Created Kit.  This was our “Take & Make” from Leadership and I thought it was the perfect kit to bring in a little sunshine 🙂  I only used a couple of things outside the kit.  One thing I did that was super fun was using silver foil on the wood accent pieces.  I coated them with 2-way glue and let it dry for a bit and then added the foil.  Easy peasy and so much wow factor!

I added silver foil to the mini clothespin too.  I hope this inspires you to make your own simple, sunny project today!

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Sweet Little Birdie

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 35

Hello friends! Welcome back to our first Monday Montage Blog Hop of 2015! 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!

Soooo excited to share a card featuring some super fun stuff from Sale-a-Bration and the new Occasions Catalog!  I just love this little birdie from the Sale-a-Bration set “A Happy Thing”.  I colored it with my most favorite toys, my Blendabilities 🙂  I also used the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series paper behind my little birdie.  I sponged the striped piece and then cut it into a circle behind my birdie.  I added some background stamps from Butterfly Basics out of the the Occasions Catalog and some pops of Cherry Cobbler to set the whole creation off.

I hope you love as much as I do!  And remember, the wonder Irresistibly Yours and A Happy Thing are free with a $50 purchase…what could be better than that!

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Wondrous (embossed) Wreath

 

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 34

Hello friends! Welcome back to our 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!

Today I have a card with traditional Christmas colors….judging by my recent posts, this is a little out of character for me 😉  This card is simple and elegant and even easy to make.  It calls for several layers of embossing with the 3-step stamp set.  You emboss the biggest image first in Whisper White, come back in with the next leaf image and emboss it with Gold.  Last, you stamp the berries in Versamark and emboss them in Cherry Cobbler.  After cutting your wreath out with the framelits set, you are ready to put your beautiful card together 🙂

Enjoy!  I hope you love my Christmas inspiration 🙂

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Shades of Blue Christmas!

 

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 33

Hello friends! Welcome back to our 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 Dara Gloden’s blog. I can’t wait to share our beautiful inspiration with you today!

I don’t know why I love any shade of blue for Christmas cards but I just do!  It is especially fitting to share this card with you today since it has been snowing here all afternoon and evening and it looks all sparkly and pretty outside & on my craft desk 🙂

This card was my contribution for our Stamping’ for a Cure fundraiser on World Card Making Day.  That was early October but I was already feeling the Christmas spirit!  This card is super easy and has lots of wow factor.  I used All is Calm washi tape for the base, stamped some cute trees from the Festival of Trees set and added some glitz with punched stars and the lovely Merry Christmas sentiment.  I have to say, washi tape is so quick and fun….I want it on everything!

One caveat on this card….the Good Greetings stamp set is not available for purchase…it was part of a promotion that ended on 10/31…it is so cute that I can’t bear to not use it though!

Enjoy!  I hope this inspires you to make some easy Christmas cards this year!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 32

Hello friends! Welcome back to our 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 missed out on this set when it first came out so I was super excited that it showed up again in the Holiday Catalog.  Then I had so many things on my wish list that I didn’t order it right away….gosh how could I control myself for so long???  I just love the set, it is easy to use and the fonts make my heart go pitter-pat 🙂

The card I made is super easy and I think the simplicity is what makes it especially stunning.  Some highlights:  I cut my Kraft cardstock narrower than I normally would for a front layer to leave room on the side for the silver glimmer paper to peek out and I colored my pearls and rhinestones with my Coastal Cabana Blendabilities.  Oh.my.word those coastal pearls look good enough to eat!  All of the snowflakes are embossed in either Whisper White or Pool Party.

Here’s an Endless Wish that you love this card as much as I do!

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Visions of Cuteness!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 31

Hello friends! Welcome back to our 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!

Okay so I wasn’t sure about this set.  The santa’s are a little, let’s say unconventional 🙂  But I had to have this moose and “Tis the season to be fancy!”  Love, love, love!  This is a cute card I designed for a shoebox swap today with the local girls in our downline.  It is pretty straightforward….I had to do a little fun paper piecing with Mr. Moose’s PJ’s….supah cute!

I sure hope you find some time to get fancy this holiday season 🙂

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 30

Hello friends! Welcome back to our 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!

Hello there my friends….another pretty fall card for you today!  This card features the pretty “For All Things” set once again!  When my bestie Kimber was here last weekend we had a crafting marathon and this was one of the many things we created.  There is nothing better than working together on projects….yippee!!!

We used the now retired Expressions Thinlets which can still be found on the Clearance Rack!  Don’t miss these awesome thinlets….I just love these sayings.  We cut out “thankful” in gold foil.  The trick to using the expressions thinlets is to layer wax paper between the die and your medium, then your words slide right out of the die 🙂

The rest of the card is easy peasy….we stamped the leaf image in several colors on the card front, we cut one leaf out and popped it up.  We added some cute washi tape, a feather die cut from brushed gold and the final touch of cuteness are the glittered wooden leaf elements.

I hope you like these as much as we liked making them 🙂

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