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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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Sweet teepee love

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 97

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 love that ad on TV where the two women are talking about her new blue suede couch and she says “I had to have it!”  and then the burglars are in the living room in the dark saying “had to have it!”.  It’s kinda funny, the lady uses her credit card to get her dream couch and the burglars use a crow bar lol.  Well that’s how I feel about this stamp set!  As soon as I saw it in the new cattie, I was like “I have to have it!!!”  Hopefully, no one is gonna break into my house with a crowbar and steal it 😉

Little One Stampin' Up

Little One Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. I didn’t have Powder Pink ribbon on hand when I started this card but I wanted a ribbon-y embellishment to go behind my teepee.  I just used a narrow strip of card stock that I pulled back and forth with my bone folder to bust up the fibers and make it soft and easily looped.  I also used a small piece that was left on the left side under my card front to give another pop of pink.
  2. I absolutely love the tiny images in this set for borders and backgrounds.  I stamped them on a tiny strip of whisper white, it adds a nice bit of interest to the card front.
  3. There are so many fun things you can do with this teepee, I can’t wait to make more teepee projects!

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

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Feeling happy pants!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 93

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.

 

This stamp set and embossing folder along with these colors just make me happy pants!!  I love the bright cheerful colors, they make me feel like spring may actually be coming even though we just had a snow storm in Colorado this week lol!

Happy Celebrations Stampin' Up

Happy Celebrations Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. The circle image is stamped in several colors (Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Berry Burst).  It is stamped full strength and then stamped off once and twice.  It gives a nice layer of dimension to have all these different colors popping off the card.
  2. The “Happy” is stamped first in Lemon Lime Twist on Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and then embossed with the embossing folder.  I love the look of this.
  3. Splatter and rhinestones and the new beautiful glitter enamel dots add the finishing touch.

All products depicted are not yet available, they will ALL be available on June 1, 2017!!!  Whoop!!!

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

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Just for you….

I have been thinking about the “So Detailed” Thinlits for a few days.  I wanted to make something pretty with them and this cute card popped into my brain.  It was quick & easy which is right in my wheelhouse lately.  There don’t seem to be enough minutes in my day to play in my craft room as much as I would like.

This card came together super fast!  Watercolor paper is cut with the die image and watercolored randomly in Watermelon Wonder, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment is stamped in Watermelon Wonder and fussy cut.  The large flower image from the coordinating “So in Love” stamp set is stamped on Whisper White in Daffodil Delight.  The die cut is stapled over the flowers and the sentiment is popped up on top with a strand of burlap ribbon twisted underneath.  Final touches are the Sprinkles Embellishments.

So in Love Stampin' Up

So in Love Stampin' Up

I hope you are able to carve a few minutes to create into your day!

 

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Banner Love

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 87

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 have a different take on love and the Sending Love Suite.  I combined the images and dies from the love suite with the colors of the Cupcakes & Carousels Suite.  I think the results are sweet and romantic and a little different than your typical Valentines colors.  Yum!

This project can be as simple or as complicated as you feel like making it 🙂

This little beauty is up in my craft room & I just love gazing at it!

Sealed with Love Stampin' Up

Sealed with Love Stampin' Up

Sealed with Love Stampin' Up

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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