Love & Affection

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 76

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.  As always, we have some amazeballs inspiration to share today 🙂

My card today features the Affectionately Yours Suite Stamp Set Love & Affection.  I pulled one of the colors of the suite and made a two-tone card featuring Whisper White and Mint Macaron.  The results are elegant and beautiful yet pretty simple to put together.

The Whisper White base is stamped randomly with an image from Gorgeous Grunge in Mint Macaron before it is embossed with the Floral Affection Textured Embossing Folder.  The two flower images from the Love & Affection set are heat embossed in Copper and watercolored with Mint Macaron to give a soft, sweet color.  After the paper dries the images are fussy cut.

The sentiment is stamped in Mint Macaron on Whisper White and die cut with a die from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits collection.  A piece of Mint Macaron is banner cut and layered over a paper clip with a tiny piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim.  The sentiment die cut is stapled to the banner as shown in the pic.

The cut flowers are layered with dimensionals to the card front with swirled Copper Metallic Thread underneath.  The sentiment is attached to the card front with the paper clip.  The finishing touch are sweet pearls added to the flowers and sentiment.

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Love & Affection Stampin' Up

I hope you are inspired by my pretty card!

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In this world….lovely vintage beauty!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 74

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.  As always, awesome projects will be shared today!

I just love everything about the “In This World” stamp set.  I love all the detail, the delicate images and sketchy feel.  This is another set I have been super excited to play with and finally had the chance to ink up!

Okay…looking back at my posts I almost always say “this card is easy peasy”….uhhhhh not saying that today lol!  This card has quite a few steps and parts but it’s actually a little easier than it appears and soooo worth the extra effort 🙂

The card front is on watercolor paper.  The first stamped image is the door in Archival Black, next step:  watercoloring in Early Espresso and Soft Suede.  The funky (I love this image sooooooo, soooo much!) gear, blueprint image is heat embossed randomly in White EP next.  It is drop in watercolored in Calypso Coral and Marina Mist.  Another fantastic effect are the splatters.  any splatter image will do, I think I used the one in Painter’s Palette.  Its stamped in Early Espresso first before the watercolor ink is dropped in, then again after the watercoloring is dry.  This technique gives you some images that are washed out and some images that are crisp.  The overall effect?  Delish!

The butterfly image is stamped in archival ink twice:  once on the card front in the location you want it to be and then a second time on watercolor paper scrap.  The second image is watercolored in Calypso Coral, Marina Mist and Island Indigo.  The butterfly is much more saturated in color to make it pop from the card.  Next, it is cut out and popped up on dimensionals with gold thread swirled underneath.  The last little details are the sweet, tiny banner at the top and the pearls scattered across the card front.

In This World Stampin' Up

In This World Stampin' Up

I hope you have enjoyed our projects this week as much as we have enjoyed sharing them!

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The Sky is the Limit!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 61

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’s blog.  I am sure we all have something special to share today!

It’s Sale-a-Bration time and that means fun stamp sets that are totally FREE!  Here’s one of my faves from this year’s freebies, The Sky is the Limit.  It’s fun and trendy and lends itself to masculine cards as well as vintage.  Today I paired it with the World Traveler embossing folder…I think they are meant to be together!

The card starts with a piece of watercolor paper embossed with the folder and then randomly watercolored in Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi ink.  The airplane image is stamped in Soft Suede on Whisper White and fussy cut.  The sentiment is white embossed on a narrow piece of vellum and the “Sky” is stamped again in Wild Wasabi on Whisper White, fussy cut and then popped up on the narrow vellum banner.  The banner is then wrapped around the back of the watercolor paper and stapled in place.  The last step is adding some silver thread behind the plane and popping it up with dimensionals above the sentiment banner.  Easy peasy 🙂

Sky is the Limit Stampin' Up

Sky is the Limit Stampin' Up

I hope you are inspired to make your own pretty creation 🙂

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Bloomin’ Love

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 60

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’s blog.  I am sure we all have something special to share today!

It’s the New Year!!!  And that means fun new products to share 🙂

I’m loving the new Bloomin’ Love stamp set and coordinating die cut.  It’s perfect for Valentines Day and for just showing the love whenever you’re  feeling it.  It also lends itself perfectly to the vintage look, I’m imagining all kinds of vintage deliciousness with this suite.

This card was very simple to put together.  Lost Lagoon is the card base with a simple white heart die cut added.  Pops of color were brought in with the small flowers included in the die set.  The Lost Lagoon is set off with Cherry Cobbler and Gold Foil.  More luxurious gold accents include a gold satin ribbon banner and gold thread.

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Bloomin' Love Stampin' Up

2016 is going to be a fantastic year!  I hope you come back often for inspiration to make your own pretties 🙂

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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!

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Beautiful Butterflies…

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 16

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 fun, fresh & springy today & I know my friends have amazing inspiration too!

I have really been enjoying playing with butterflies this week!  I think they make me think about Spring even though can still get  pretty wintery in Colorado in March!  Today I embossed gold butterflies from the Backyard Basics stamp set on White Vellum….so yummy!  I used the matching framelits to cut the images out, easy peasy 🙂  Next I used one of the flower images from the same set and used markers to ink up the flowers, I stamped this image twice onto Whisper White and cut the images out with another framelit from the set.  I attached the flowers to the card base with dimensionals, a little offset from each other.  I added a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the flowers, so sparkly!  I also used the Hexagon Hive Thinlit Die and cut that image out of White Vellum.  I layered that on top of the flowers.

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Time to add my beautiful butterflies!  I folded them down the middle, added a rhinestone to each and attached them randomly with glue dots.  The finishing touch was a Clear Vintage button with that cute Coastal Cabana twine from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I fluffed it all up under the button, this twine has lots of strands and looks so cute all fluffy!  Can you believe it is FREE!!!!  You still have today to get these awesome freebies!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing today’s pretties as much as I’ve enjoyed making them!  I hope you are inspired to make something pretty and springy too now 🙂

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 9

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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 see what they have to share this week, you won’t want to miss it!

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One more Christmas card for this post!  I finally inked up this cute Christmas Collectibles stamp set.  I’m not sure why I waited so long, especially with the matching punch!  So easy peasy!  Overall this was a fun and simple card, I just can’t get enough of Gold Embossing this season!  I think this card has a nice mix of vintage and modern and lots of gold!  Yum.yum.yum!

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I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that we have inspired you to make something pretty to celebrate!

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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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 8

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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 see what they have to share this week, you won’t want to miss it!

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This week I am sharing the “Believe” banner that I made for my mantel.  Unfortunately, by the time I tried to photograph it today, it was really too dark to take pics!  But I wanted you to see how pretty it is hanging from the mantel, the rest of the pictures are lit much better and feature the details.  Another disclaimer on all the pics, with all the different pieces it was very hard to get pics with everything in focus!

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This banner was soooo easy, peasy!  I just cut the banner shapes out of burlap and then I stenciled the letters on with the stencils in the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit and white acrylic paint.  After that I made bunches of snowflakes with the Festive Flurry stamp set and the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies.  I stamped some with Gold Metallic Encore Ink and some were gold embossed.  I stamped them on Whisper White and Vellum.   A few I just cut with the framelits out of Whisper White and painted with White Frost Shimmer Paint (front the clearance rack).  I also gold embossed the deer silhouette from the Remembering Christmas stamp set.  I had to cut him out by hand but I think the results were totally worth it!

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I hope this inspired you to make something beautiful for your home for the holidays.  My decorating will probably be fairly minimal this year.  I still have another big craft show in December and will also be out of town some in December….so not much time for decorating!

I do love my deer heads and I just have to share this guy decorated up for the holidays:

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I also hope you are enjoying our creative inspiration as much as I am!  I continue to be awed by the skill and creativity of my fellow friends on this hop!  Be sure to come back every other Monday to see what we have up our sleeves for you!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 7

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Hello friends! Welcome back to Monday Montage! You should have arrived here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, 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 see what they have to share this week, you won’t want to miss it!

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Time for Christmas!  I really, really love Stampin’ Up’s Pop & Place Christmas Tag & Stamp Bundle.  The stamp set is soooo darn cute!  It’s a photopolymer set and comes with lots of perfect images for Christmas tags and I know I will get tons of use out of it this season.  I thought though, this set offers lots more versatility than just tags and I had to use it for a card!

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I also used the Season of Style paper stack for the DSP elements and the yummy Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon.  The only fancy technique I used was to Gold Emboss the Designer Very Vintage Button.  I love how this looks and I seem to do it a lot!

I hope you are getting into the holiday swing and crafting lots of beautiful holiday goodies….I know I have been spending a lot of time making pretty things for craft shows and the upcoming holidays.

I also hope you are enjoying our creative inspiration as much as I am!  I continue to be awed by the skill and creativity of my fellow friends on this hop!  Be sure to come back every other Monday to see what we have up our sleeves for you!

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 6

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Hello friends! Welcome back to Monday Montage! You should have arrived here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, 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 see what they have to share this week, you won’t want to miss it!

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I know it’s time to start crafting Thanksgiving and Christmas projects and I have already created a few of those type of projects but I couldn’t resist one more vintage-y unseasonal card.  I figured a thank you card fit right in with November and Thanksgiving 🙂

This card features many things I love, love, love!  Doilies (check), gold embossing (check), vintage buttons (check), a sparkly butterfly with pearls (check) and the Off the Grid stamp which seems like it might be out of place on this card but adds just the right touch!  I actually found the bones of this card on Pinterest and I will have to find it again so I can give credit where credit is due.  I’ll update this post as soon as I figure that out!  I changed it up quite a bit and I love the final result.  I hope this inspires you to make something gorgeous of your own!

I hope you are enjoying our creative inspiration as much as I am!  I continue to be awed by the skill and creativity of my fellow friends on this hop!  Be sure to come back every other Monday to see what we have up our sleeves for you!

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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