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Oh Joy!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 104!!!!

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, Elizabeth Price’s beautiful work.

I just got home today from a fun-filled whirlwind few days in Salt Lake City for OnStage Live (Stampin’ Up convention).  I had so much fun with my besties and I got to see stampin’ friends from all over the world…it was so much fun!  Before I left I made this cute Christmas card.  I love this stamp set, so easy to use and I’ve been creating fast and easy wow projects with it.  The font?  I.can’t.even!

Watercolor Christmas Stampin' Up

Watercolor Christmas Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. The Watercolor Christmas stamps coordinate with the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit which is super cute and so easy to use!  All you need to do is add the stamping and all your holiday cards are ready to send 🙂
  2. The tiny tree image is colored with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  The result is a fast watercolored look with saturated color and absolutely no paper pilling ( you know, the little paper wads you might get from coloring card stock?).
  3. The layered sentiment image, vellum and card stock give the card interest and dimension.  I cut each with the same stitched shape oval framelit and then offset them in a stack on the card front.

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 Elizabeth’s amazing work and the rest of the hop!

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Halloween Fun!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 103!!!!

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, Dani Dziama’s lovely designs.

I can’t believe how quickly the years is zooming by!  That means Halloween is right around the corner and I think Halloween crafting is probably my absolute fave!  I love the colors and the spooky themes.  Stampin’ Up’s Halloween goodies this year are so fun (of course) and I have been having so much fun playing with it 🙂

Spooky Cat Stampin' Up

Spooky Cat Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. I love, love, love the Cat Punch which matches perfectly with the Halloween DSP image!  I was able to quickly punch out my cute little spooky cat and pop him onto my card.
  2. I stamped the cute potion jars onto vellum and then cut them out.  I stamped the potions on watercolor paper and then watercolored over them with Lemon Lime Twist and Rich Razzleberry.  Then I popped the vellum vials over the potions.  I love the spooky twist this gives to the witchy potions.
  3. Again, I capitalized on the white space created by my Very Vanilla card base, my only other additions were the paper ribbons and the black rhinestones…yum.

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Price: $18.00

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Stampin’ for a Cure 2017

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 102!!!!

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, Dani Dziama’s lovely designs.

Cruising for a week, home not even a week and I had a ton on my plate catching up at work and preparing for our annual fundraiser to benefit our local Komen Affiliate.  Yesterday we held our 10th annual Stampin’ for a Cure fundraiser and we raised $5800!!!  I am so thrilled with our success.  It was a fun day of stamping and prizes and hearing stories of survivors.  Today’s project is my project for Stampin’ for a Cure.  All our participants were able to make this card at my station.

Colorful Seasons Stampin' Up

Colorful Seasons Stampin' Up

Stampin' for a Cure 2017Our Crew

Stampin' for a Cure 2017Lot’s of stamping happening!

Stampin' for a Cure 2017All ages loved stamping! Stampin' for a Cure 2017Silent auction items

Stampin' for a Cure 2017My display for the day…

Creative Tips:

  1. My project features the lovely leaves in Colorful Seasons and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  This leaf is delicate and super pretty and gives this card a lot of impact yet it is simple to make for a new stamper.
  2. I wanted to send everyone home with a card they could use anytime but is also in line with our current fall season.  Who wouldn’t want to receive this pretty card in the mail this fall?
  3. This design features white space as much as it features the images and embellishments.  I love how the white space sets off the featured items.

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Better weather ahead!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 101!!!!

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, Dani Dziama’s lovely designs.

I am blogging tonight from the cruise ship Liberty of the Seas on my beautiful balcony….oh my goodness this is just what I needed to refresh and unwind!!!  A whole week of fun, stamping and relaxing with my besties 🙂  We flew into Houston yesterday morning and that is the inspiration for my post today.  My cousin lives in Katy, Texas and her home flooded during Hurricane Harvey.  This is the card I made for her.  I love the sweet sentiments and the fun coordinating framelits with this set.

Weather Together Stampin' Up

Cruisin'
Current situation…

Cruisin'

Creative Tips:

  1. Super simple is sooooo impactful!  I love how soft and sweet this beautiful card is and it was fast and easy to make.
  2. A light watercolor wash in the background (Soft Sky) gives the impression of rain.
  3. The sentiment fits perfectly for my hopes and wishes for my sweet cousin and her family while they work to clean up and rebuild.

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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#100

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 100!!!!

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, Dani Dziama’s lovely designs.

I can hardly believe that this is our 100th Hop together!  Wowsers!  We have shared our beautiful creations with you 100 times today 🙂  I thought our anniversary Blog Hop called for something extra special & when I think extra special lately I pull out Colorful Seasons…I just can’t get enough of this stamp set!

Colorful Seasons Stampin' Up

Colorful Seasons Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. A combination of gold foil leaves, watercolored leaves and stamped leaves add super duper interest to this card.
  2. A light watercolor wash in the background (Dapper Denim) sets off the leaves and the spritz of Dapper Denim is the perfect final touch.
  3. “Just Breathe” is exactly what we all need to be doing with all the crazy weather the last few weeks!  I have been praying non-stop for everyone affected by these terrible storms.

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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In love with colorful seasons!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 99

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, Elizabeth Price’s lovely designs.

Summer is flying by as always….I can’t believe how fast it is going!  Fall has many charms though not the least of which are the changing aspens in Colorado….so gorgeous!  This set doesn’t feature aspen leaves but I cannot get enough of this leaf framelit, it is perfection 🙂

Colorful Seasons Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist color combo happening here and they are so beautiful together!  I cut one of the leaves in watercolor paper and colored it with Lemon Lime Twist and then topped it with Wink of Stella…yum!
  2. The fonts in this set are so beautiful!  They are modern and have a perfect heft to them.
  3. Heat embossing the leaves in white in the background gave lots of interest to the watercolor background.

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 Elizabeth’s amazing work and the rest of the hop!

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Me & You

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 98

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, Dani Dziama’s sweet designs.

I just spent an amazing week camping…first a weekend backpacking trip with my girl and her boyfriend and then camping with friends up on Mt. Princeton.  It’s funny how you pare it all down for backpacking and still eat and sleep well…camping from a car?  It’s a whole different story!  I’m always amazed by all the junk we bring and actually use lol!  I feel rejuvenated and my soul is full from spending time in the forest and soaking up the stars at night 🙂

This card seems to express what I felt when I was out in the woods and mountains of Colorado:  “I’m much more me when I’m with you”.

You Deserve This Stampin' Up

You Deserve This Stampin' Up

 

Camping
Backpacking crew
You Deserve This Stampin' Up
Beautiful stream near camp
Camping
Campfire & eating…it’s what we do!
Camping
My sweet baby loves camping
Camping
Continental Divide at Cottonwood Pass

Creative Tips:

  1. Once again, I am rocking the tiny images in the “You Deserve This” stamp set.  I just love how cute these are and I turned them into a larger background image by stacking them in different colors.
  2. Don’t you love, love, love the ombre ribbon????  This card features the Lemon Lime Twist ombre ribbon but it also comes in Island Indigo and Calypso Coral…must have colors in my craft room!
  3. I love how Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist go so well together for a modern color pop.

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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