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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 29

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!

This week I am featuring the Project Life Espresso 6″ x 8″ album.  It comes plain and is just screaming to be made extra pretty!   I cut out “my life” with my Silhouette using the Smitten punch from MDS.  The rest is very simple to re-create.  Enjoy 🙂

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Don’t miss the rest of the pretties my friends have for you!  I just know everyone has gorgeous projects to share!

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Grateful….for you!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 28

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 have something super fun today & I know my friends have amazing inspiration too!

I couldn’t resist using the “For All Things” set again this week.  We made this simple, yet gorgeous card in my stamp club this week.  It required a little cutting for the leaves but otherwise it was very simple to put together.  I hope you enjoy 🙂

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Don’t miss the rest of the pretties my friends have for you!  I just know everyone has gorgeous projects to share!

Make sure you go “Back” if you missed Bree Renwick or you can loop on around by hitting the “Next” button to get to Dani Dziama and the rest of the hop!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 27

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 have something super fun today & I know my friends have amazing inspiration too!

Are you in love with the new Holiday Catalog???  Oh my gosh, there are some super cute things in there 🙂  I have been playing with lots of new products and today I want to share something I made with the”For All Things” set.  This is perfect for fall and features the very popular watercolor look to the stamps.  I used the watercolor background image and stamped it a couple of times on watercolor paper in Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  Then I spritzed it liberally with sparkliness!  I love, love how this came out.  I added a few gold feathers and some sequins and our luscious gold ribbon…voila, a gorgeous fall card!

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Don’t miss the rest of the pretties my friends have for you!  I just know everyone has gorgeous projects to share!

Make sure you go “Back” if you missed Bree Renwick or you can loop on around by hitting the “Next” button to get to Dani Dziama and the rest of the hop!

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Selfie Fun Featuring Project Life by SU!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 26

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 have something super fun today & I know my friends have amazing inspiration too!

I am in love with Project Life!  I had been dabbling in PL style layouts using Stampin’ Up products for a while and when SU announced that they were partnering with Becky Higgins and developing their own PL line, I was over the moon!  This week’s project features our PL layout and greeting card that we did in our club on Friday night.  Sooooo much fun and supah easy!

This month we used the “Happiness Is” Card Collection and Accessory Pack.  Gosh there are super cute cards in the set and the accessory pack is chock full of fun embellishments.  I find the hardest thing about any scrapbooking layout is picking the photos, these pictures just jumped out of my phone and onto my page!  Total no brainer 😉

Putting the layout together after picking the photos?  Oh, about 5 minutes….seriously!  PL is that fast and easy!  Gives you lots of time to forever document your favorite memories!  And you can make your layouts as simple or as complicated as you want.  This one was pretty simple but has some nice cute touches too.  The greeting card features one of the PL cards and one of the included embellishments, this is a fast and easy way to throw a cute card together in an instant!

The hardest thing about PL is photographing the results!  Those glare-y pocket pages do not lend themselves to good pictures!!!  Hopefully you can see how cute this page is 🙂

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Don’t miss the rest of the pretties my friends have for you!  I just know everyone has gorgeous projects to share!

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This one is a contender!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 25

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 have something super fun today & I know my friends have amazing inspiration too!

This week I am sharing a card I designed that I almost used as a swap card at convention for one of the organized swaps I was in or for generals.  Ultimately I went another way, but I still love this card!

I am loving the “Remember This” Project Life stamp set and I am using the sentiments in it all the time!  It’s a photopolymer set (another huge benefit in my book!) and I just love the fonts 🙂  I used Life is Good on this card and I know I will be using that particular stamp often!

The card is pretty self explanatory, I used Hello Honey as my main color with pops of Pool Party to set it off.  The results are a quick and fun card with lots of wow factor!

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Don’t miss the rest of the pretties my friends have for you!  I just know everyone has gorgeous projects to share!

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Convention Fun!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 24

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 have something super fun today & I know my friends have amazing inspiration too!

I just got home from the best week ever:  the 2014 Stampin’ Up Convention!!!!  I had so much fun with my friends old and new and filled my soul up with that friendship and creative inspiration 🙂  It was truly a perfect week.  I have lots to share from convention and today we are all sharing our Monday Montage swap cards.  These cards are fantastic…seriously!  I have been drooling over my set for days now!

I used the cute set “What’s Up?”  I just love this versatile set and I have used every stamp in it on various projects.  It is also a perfect Project Life set, works great for memory keeping.

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Stay tuned for more convention fun over the next few weeks!

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Just fabulous!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 23

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 have something super fun today & I know my friends have amazing inspiration too!

There are a million great projects out there using “Work of Art”.  I have pulled this set to use about a million times myself and the creative muses have just left me flat.  I finally actually made something I like with the set and I couldn’t wait to share it!  What better time that our fabulous blog hop to share my “fabulous work of art”?

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The card is relatively simple, I used the chevron pattern a couple of times colored with markers.  I used Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Island Indigo.  I used another stamp from the set on the left side.  I cut a banner from vellum and gold embossed the circle from the set on the banner.  I gold embossed the sentiment on vellum also and punched it out with the Label Bracket punch.  The final touches were baker’s twine, a button and rhinestones.  I also used a cute heart from the In-Color sequins.  Oh gosh, that thing is ca-ute!

Don’t miss the rest of the pretties my friends have for you!  I just know everyone has gorgeous projects to share!

Make sure you go “Back” if you missed Bree Renwick or you can loop on around by hitting the “Next” button to get to Dani Dziama and the rest of the hop!

At the bottom of my post you can find the products I used, just click on the picture to order!

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Gold, gold & more gold!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 22

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 have something super fun today & I know my friends have amazing inspiration too!

I have had so many computer probs lately that I have hardly been posting!  Once again, my photo library is not cooperating….sigh…I hate technical difficulties!  One thing I totally love, as you may have noticed, is GOLD!!!!!  It does not seem to be tarnishing for me one bit 😉  Last weekend I finally got to play with a bunch of goodies from the new catalog and some new rubbah!  Oh how I love new rubbah!  For this card I used one of my many new faves, “A Happy Hooray”.  I just love that feather and the fonts in the sentiments….yum!

I gold embossed the feather on black card stock and cut it out.  I also cut some “feathery” parts out although that’s a little hard to see but it gives the feathers nice dimension.  I gold embossed “thanks” on vellum.  The finishing touches were the beautiful “Back to Black” Designer Series Paper, the Gold Satin Ribbon and some gold splotches stamped with an image from “Gorgeous Grunge”.

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Don’t miss the rest of the pretties my friends have for you!  I just know everyone has gorgeous projects to share!

Make sure you go “Back” if you missed Bree Renwick or you can loop on around by hitting the “Next” button to get to Dani Dziama and the rest of the hop!

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BFF’s

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 21

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 have something super fun today & I know my friends have amazing inspiration too!

Today I played with coloring and paper piecing.  This stamp set lends itself so well to these techniques!  I used Blendabilities and I stamped my image several times on various colors of card stock.  Once I had my stamped images, I cut out the parts I wanted to pop up on the main image.  The effect is super cute!  I just love the boots!  I finished off with some Washi Tape, Baker’s Twine and a button.  This card wasn’t fast or easy but it sure was fun to make 🙂

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Don’t miss the rest of the pretties my friends have for you!  I just know everyone has gorgeous projects to share!

Make sure you go “Back” if you missed Bree Renwick or you can loop on around by hitting the “Next” button to get to Dani Dziama and the rest of the hop!

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Tis the season….for Graduations!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 20

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 have something super fun today & I know my friends have amazing inspiration too!

I had to make something a little outside the box for graduation.  I love, love, love the new Traveler stamp set and I had to make something with the globe!  I also used the new Something to Say stamp set for the sentiment.  These two sets go together like peas & carrots for graduation!

The other new product that I used that I am over the moon for are the Blendabilities Markers!  These aren’t available for purchase yet so if you have to have them you just might want to consider signing up!  It’s going to be only $50 to sign up starting tomorrow for a very limited time!  Really!  I used the markers to color the globe and the rhinestones!  Aren’t those rhinestones gorgeous??????  I cannot get enough of this technique.

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I hope you enjoyed this project I made to celebrate all the graduates this month!

Don’t miss the rest of the pretties my friends have for you!  I just know everyone has gorgeous projects to share!

Make sure you go “Back” if you missed Bree Renwick or you can loop on around by hitting the “Next” button to get to Dara Gloden and the rest of the hop!

At the bottom of my post you can find the products I used, just click on the picture to order!

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