Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 5

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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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“Undefined”…I have to admit when they launched this new line at convention this summer I just didn’t get it.  I thought the completed stamps looked a little kindergarten-y and the whole idea didn’t speak to me creatively.  But….I decided to order the kit and give it a whirl.  I really wanted my very own “glamper” stamp so that is what I made!  I have to admit, it was really fun!  and I love, love the way my stamp came out!  I gave it the Shasta wing and made it look as vintage-y trailer as I could!

Now that I had the glamper, what better colors to use than Tempting Turquoise and Real Red?  Perfect!  I used the World Map background stamp and stamped it in full strength Tempting Turquoise on a piece of cardstock cut to fit exactly on the right side of the swing card.  On top of the World Map image, I stamped “Off the Grid” in Whisper White.  Another little trick I did was to use the Chevron Punch on a 1 1/4″ strip of Real Red card stock.  I trimmed the front end to match the “V” and I trimmed the back end to fit into the fold of the card.  Then I lined up the punched out chevrons to match the strip on the top of the fold.  The last little old school technique I used was to mask the trailer and then stamp the “tire tread” image from Gorgeous Grunge under my little trailer.  After I added my tire tread, I stamped one of the Gorgeous Grunge splatters on top of the glamper image with Illuminate Ink.  I think I put Illuminate splatter on almost every card I make these days!

The whole card is full of symbolism to just hit the road and “get out there”!  I can’t wait to have my own little glamper to do just that in!  My bestie SIL just got a cute little glamper last weekend and her stove is turquoise.  I think I will send this glamper card to her to celebrate her new little home on wheels!

I’m so glad you are back to enjoy our creative inspiration!  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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2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop – Day 10

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Welcome to Day 10 of the 2013 Artisan Design Team Finalists Blog Hop!  This is the end of our hop featuring the projects we submitted to Stampin’ Up for this contest.  We have decided as a group to continue to share our creativity with you going forward twice a month starting on Monday, August 26th!  So set your calendar for the launch this Monday of “Monday Montage”.  After seeing all these awesome projects up close and personal, I know you won’t want to miss these talented girls’ future creations!

You should have come from the fabulous Bree Renwick’s post to get here and from here you can click on “next” and get to Dani Dziama’s amazing work!  If you missed Bree either select the “back” button to get there or go all the way around the hop to get back to her.

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Today’s post features my second 3D entry.  I just love this project and I have to say I started on it weeks before entries were due and worked on it as a whole for quite some time!  This is a chalkboard frame that I put together and embellished.  I bought the frame from Michael’s and it had a recessed area where the picture would go.  I painted and distressed the frame and added chalkboard paint to the recess.  The laser cut wood frame came from Michaels also, it features most of the embellishments.

Highlights:  The pictures tell most of the story on this project but here are some of the details.  I made flowers with the Simply Pressed Clay and Molds.  I dyed the clay with Primrose Petals and Soft Suede and sponged them and added gold highlights with my trusty Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink.  For the pennants I stacked Tea for Two DSP strips, crochet trim, a painted doily and buttons.  For this pennant, too much was not even enough!  I added and added until it looked over the top!  For the top banner I gold embossed a sentiment from Really Good Greeting on Vellum, added gold smooch highlights and a button and crochet trim.  The rest of the frame I sponged with Soft Suede and added gold smooch in random spots.  I also stamped the script image from By the Tide in the bottom right corner.  For the final touch, I added the chalk art “Inspire, Create & Share” on the chalkboard.

I sure hope you have enjoyed this hop as much as we have enjoyed sharing our creations!  Make sure you join us on Monday, August 26th for the premier of “Monday Montage”.  Look for the logo below and you will know you are in the right place!

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Here are the products I used for this project:

Stamps:  By the Tide, Really Good Greetings

Ink:  Primrose Petals, VersaMark, Soft Suede

Cardstock:  White Vellum, Tea for Two DSP, First Edition DSP

Embellishments:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Simply Pressed Clay, Vintage Trinkets, Pearl Basic Jewels, 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Gold Embossing Powder, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Boutique Boxes Designer Kit, Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, White Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Tools:  Buttons & Blossoms Clay Molds

To purchase these products go to my online store!

Check here for upcoming events and classes!

Make sure you check out all the fabulous projects created by the finalists by going through the hop!  Select “back” to see Bree Renwick’s fabulous work and select “next” to get to Dani Dziama’s amazing projects!  You do not want to miss a thing!!!

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2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop – Day 9

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Welcome to Day 9 of the 2013 Artisan Design Team Finalists Blog Hop!  So sad that our hop is almost over!  All of the combined talent of these girls is just AH-mazing!  I am in awe of the work submitted by the Top 20 finalists!  You should have come from the fabulous Bree Renwick’s post to get here and from here you can click on “next” and get to Dani Dziama’s amazing work!  If you missed Bree either select the “back” button to get there or go all the way around the hop to get back to her.

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This is my last card entry.  I actually had a couple more cards I sent in to Stampin’ Up but I’ll share those later.

This card features the Epic Day This and That DSP and Washi Tape.  I also used the large image from Layered Labels on its side as a background image.  I love how that looks!  I inked up one of the images from From My Heart with a marker only inking the border and leaving off the sentiment.  I stamped that on some Very Vanilla and used a framelit from the Labels Collection to cut it out.  I highlighted the image with the Gold Smooch Ink…love that too!  My favorite feature on the card is the tiny balloon from Collage Curios that I gold embossed on to  Vellum Cardstock.  After I punched it out, I added Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Ink to the edges and attached it to one of the small Soda Pop Tops.  Loved those little guys, so very sad they have retired!  This time I painted my doily with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  As soon as we got the doilies, I have added them to 8 out of 10 projects.  Once I tried painting them with the shimmer paint, I couldn’t help but do it every time!  Yummmm-O!

I hope you enjoy my card as much as I enjoyed making it!  Happy Funday Sunday!  Hopefully your Sunday included some creativity too 🙂

Here are the products I used:

Stamps:  Label Love, Layered Labels, Collage Curios, From My Heart

Ink:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, VersaMark

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, White Vellum, Epic Day This and That DSP, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla

Embellishments:  Soda Pop Tops, Boutique Boxes Designer Kit, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, White Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Gold Embossing Powder, Epic Day This and That Washi Tape, Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Tools:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits

To purchase these products go to my online store!

Check here for upcoming events and classes!

Make sure you check out all the fabulous projects created by the finalists by going through the hop!  Select “back” to see Bree Renwick’s fabulous work and select “next” to get to Dani Dziama’s amazing projects!  You do not want to miss a thing!!!

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2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop – Day 8

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Welcome to Day 8 of the 2013 Artisan Design Team Finalists Blog Hop!  We may be winding down the days but the creativity is still in full on mode!  I don’t want to miss a thing and I am sure you don’t either!!!

You should have come from the fabulous Bree Renwick’s post to get here and from here you can click on “next” and get to Dani Dziama’s amazing work!  If you missed Bree either select the “back” button to get there or go all the way around the hop to get back to her.

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I have my last scrapbook page to share today!  This is an 8 x 8 page of my son Dylan and his beautiful girlfriend Randy.  We were actually on a road trip moving them from Arizona back to Colorado.  It had been an exhausting couple of days but they looked wonderful don’t you think?

The page primarily features the Epic Day This and That line along with my faves (as you already know) doilies, First Edition DSP and Vintage Faceted Buttons.  I also incorporated some great stamps from the photopolymer set Designer Typeset and the May 2013 Paper Pumpkin.  One of the things I love most about this page (besides my beloved kids) is the banner.  I made this with the photopolymer banner stamp in the Designer Typeset set.  I was able to curve the banner image exactly how I wanted it on one of the big acrylic blocks.  I stamped the image on Very Vanilla Cardstock in Soft Suede Ink.  Then I cut the banner out very carefully along the outside of the stamped image.  Next I cut up some of the Canvas Creations into banner shapes and did some stamping and sponging on it.  I also cut a couple of pieces of the Epic Day This and That DSP into banner triangles.  I adhered canvas and DSP banner pieces randomly on the banner leaving some of the banners the plain Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I took Linen Thread and wrapped it around the top of the banner leaving the two ends longish and knotted.  I stamped ” ME & U” with the Designer Typeset set and finally I added the banner to the page, popping it up with dimensionals.  The page also features a doily painted with Frost White Shimmer Paint (can you tell I was REALLY into this technique when I was making projects to enter?) and some machine sewing.   Another product I really loved and I used on this page was the thick Baker’s Twine that came in the Boutique Boxes Designer Kit….yummy!  I mixed it with the Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine on the button.

One of the things I love about the photopolymer sets is that they evoke the hobo signs of years ago, the arrows and “the good life”.  I thought that was perfect for my page commemorating our travels this summer 🙂

I hope you love this page as much as I do and it inspires you to make a beautiful page of someone you love today too!

Here are the products I used:

Stamps:  Designer Typeset Photopolymer, Remember This & That Rotary Stamp, Netting, Clockworks, Paper Pumpkin Image – May, 2013

Ink:  Soft SuedeBaked Brown Sugar, Island Indigo

Cardstock:  Epic Day This & That DSP, First Edition DSP, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake

Embellishments:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Canvas Creations, Linen Thread, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Boutique Boxes Designer Kit,  White Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Frost White Shimmer Paint

To purchase these products go to my online store!

Check here for upcoming events and classes!

Make sure you check out all the fabulous projects created by the finalists by going through the hop!  Select “back” to see Bree Renwick’s fabulous work and select “next” to get to Dani Dziama’s amazing projects!  You do not want to miss a thing!!!

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2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop – Day 7

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Welcome to Day 7 of the 2013 Artisan Design Team Finalists Blog Hop!  I can’t believe it is Day 7 already!  This has been so much fun!  I sure hope you have been enjoying the finalist’s projects, I think they have all been AH-mazing!  It is so different to get to enjoy them up close and personal and not be competing with 5000 other excited stampers to see the boards!  I love convention but I am getting so much more out of these fabulous creations at home on my own computer screen!

You should have come from the fabulous Bree Renwick’s post to get here and from here you can click on “next” and get to Dani Dziama’s amazing work!  If you missed Bree either select the “back” button to get there or go all the way around the hop to get back to her.

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This is my fluffy, romantic confection of a card!  It features lots of sewing and sponging and pretty 🙂  I used two of my absolute favorite stamp sets that retired with the new catalog:  Established Elegance and French Foliage.  I probably used the script from French Foliage on nearly every project I made while it was current!  Well maybe not every project but lots and lots of them!

Highlights of this card:  I lightly stamped some Very Vanilla Cardstock with the Netting Stamp and the script from French Foliage.  Then I cut out it out with a framelit from Apothecary Accents.  I took that piece of paper and cut it down the middle longwise and that created the top and bottom piece of the card.  I stacked that with half of a doily and attached them both to the front of the card with machine stitching.  I also stitched together two different patterns of the Two for Tea DSP for the front.  I cut a piece of First Edition DSP (another sad, sad retirement loss) with an oval framelit.  I colored a small butterfly image from Papillon Potpourri with markers and stamped it on the top center of the First Edition and again on a piece of Very Vanilla.  I punched out the image on the Very Vanilla and popped it up over the image on the DSP.  Then I punched another butterfly out of vellum and added that and a pearl on top of the stamped butterfly.  Lots of pretty dimension!  I added a button, pennants, flower trim and a big flower made from the cupcake papers in the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit.  One of the ribbons I used came from the Artisan Embellishments Kit in the Spring Mini….oh.my.word….I just loved that kit and could not get enough of it!!!!

All the vintage-y, flowery, lacy yumminess just makes me feel good!  I hope it makes you feel good too and inspires you to make something pretty today!

Here are the products I used:

Stamps:  Established Elements, French Foliage, Papillon Potpourri, Netting

Ink:  Soft Suede, Island Indigo

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, White Vellum, Tea for Two DSP, First Edition DSP

Embellishments: Pearl Basics Jewels, 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, 5/8″ Flower Trim, Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Artisan Embellishments Kit, Antique Brads, Subtles Designer Buttons, White Tea Lace Paper Doilies, 1/2″ Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

To purchase these products go to my online store!

Check here for upcoming events and classes!

Make sure you check out all the fabulous projects created by the finalists by going through the hop!  Select “back” to see Bree Renwick’s fabulous work and select “next” to get to Dani Dziama’s amazing projects!  You do not want to miss a thing!!!

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2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop – Day 6

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Welcome to Day 6 of the 2013 Artisan Design Team Finalists Blog Hop!  I hope you are enjoying these 10 days of inspiration as much as I am!  I have learned how to do something new every day 🙂

You should have come from the fabulous Bree Renwick’s post to get here and from here you can click on “next” and get to Dani Dziama’s amazing work!  If you missed Bree either select the “back” button to get there or go all the way around the hop to get back to her.

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I have another favorite scrapbook page to share today!  This is an 8 x 8 page of my cute little niece Gianna commemorating her first trip to the beach!  She is such a cutie!  Makes me love this page even more because it’s of her 🙂

I started with a Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock base and used the Soho Subway DSP again.  I brought in some Pink Pirouette in the pennants to match her cute little bathing hat.  I did some sewing on the page, sewing down the pennants over the large piece of Soho Subway grid image.  The stamp set I featured is “By the Tide” and I gold embossed the seashell image, cut it out and popped it up.  I also stamped the sea fan image in Whisper White Craft Ink on the base and again on a piece of scrap.  I cut out the scrap, sponged and added Gold Lame Smooch Ink to the edges…..soooo pretty!

I hope you love this page as much as I do and make a beautiful page of someone you love today too!

Here are the products I used:

Stamps:  By the Tide, Remember This & That Rotary Stamp

Ink:  Soft SuedeWhisper White Craft Ink, VersaMark, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso

Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pink Pirouette, Soho Subway DSP, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold

Embellishments:  Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Canvas Creations, 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Gold Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, 7/16″ Trim, Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, Epic Day This & That Washi Tape

To purchase these products go to my online store!

Check here for upcoming events and classes!

Make sure you check out all the fabulous projects created by the finalists by going through the hop!  Select “back” to see Bree Renwick’s fabulous work and select “next” to get to Dani Dziama’s amazing projects!  You do not want to miss a thing!!!

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2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop – Day 5

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Welcome to Day 5 of the 2013 Artisan Design Team Finalists Blog Hop!  I sure hope you are inspired to create something beautiful after seeing all these ah-mazing projects!  I know all I want to do every day when I get home from my day job is hole up in my craft room and make something pretty 🙂

You should have come from the fabulous Bree Renwick’s post to get here and from here you can click on “next” and get to Dani Dziama’s amazing work!  If you missed Bree either select the “back” button to get there or go all the way around the hop to get back to her.

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Today is another card day….we had to submit 5 cards for our entry so of course we all have more cards to share than anything else!  This card features the Mosaic Madness stamp set again but is way more my typical style than the last card I shared with this stamp set.

I started with a Smoky Slate base … have I mentioned how yummy this cardstock is?  It was a perfect base for my design.  During one of the main stage presentations at convention someone said silver is out and gold is in, well I have to say, I love them both equally and this card is all about silver!  I sponged the edges of my doily with Soft Suede and then painted it with Frost White Shimmer Paint, full strength.  My craft room is missing that luscious product big time!  I tore a strip of the canvas creations and sponged it lightly with Soft Suede too.  I stacked the canvas, crochet trim and a strip of Brushed Silver paper under my main panel of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I stamped my Mosaic Madness images on Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe and Crumb Cake cardstock in Whisper White Craft Ink and punched them out.  On top of each punched image I added a Vintage Faceted Button with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  Each one!  One button was just not enough for this card in my opinion 🙂

To make the sentiment banner, I embossed “gratitude” Whisper White cardstock with silver embossing powder.  I lightly sponged the edges in Soft Suede and then I painted the whole banner with Frost White Shimmer Paint, full strength.  Hopefully the picture shows at least a little how gorgeous this is!  The sponging becomes kind of muted and pretty and the whole look is just amazing.

I hope I have inspired you to make something pretty today!

Here are the products I used:

Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, Fabulous Phrases

Ink:  Soft SuedeWhisper White Craft Ink, VersaMark

Cardstock:  Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Quatrefancy SpecialtyDSP

Embellishments:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Canvas Creations, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, White Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Frost White Shimmer Paint, 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Pearl Basics Jewels, Silver Embossing Powder

Tools:  Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Mosaic Punch

To purchase these products go to my online store!

Check here for upcoming events and classes!

Make sure you check out all the fabulous projects created by the finalists by going through the hop!  Select “back” to see Bree Renwick’s fabulous work and select “next” to get to Dani Dziama’s amazing projects!  You do not want to miss a thing!!!

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2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop – Day 4

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Welcome to Day 4 of the 2013 Artisan Design Team Finalists Blog Hop!  You should have come from the fabulous Bree Renwick’s post to get here and from here you can click on “next” and get to Dani Dziama’s amazing work!  Aren’t these projects amazing?  I am overwhelmed with how pretty everything is every day!  If you missed Bree either select the “back” button to get there or go all the way around the hop to get back to her.

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Today I am sharing one of the 3-D projects I submitted for the Artisan Design Team contest.  This project is small in stature but I love, love the way it came out!  I think it is a perfect gift for someone that works in an office and doesn’t have a lot of space for knick-knacks in their workspace.

I purchased the miniature canvas and easel from a craft store and painted the canvas with acrylic paint.  It’s a mix of Antique White and Linen and probably some other colors.  I mixed so that the effect was not flat but very antique feeling.  I made the flower with a combination of Crochet Trim, Taffeta Ribbon and the new 7/16″ Trim ribbon.  I hot glued the flower together and topped it off with some punched Crumb Cake and Brushed Gold Cardstock.  The final touch to my flower is the gorgeous Vintage Faceted Button….yummy!

Next I stamped the Fleur de Lis image from the Itty Bitties stamp set on Crumb Cake, sponged lightly with Soft Suede Ink and used the image on the Designer Builder Brad.  Under the brad I added a pretty little ribbon pennant.  I stamped “one” “sweet” “life” on Very Vanilla Cardstock, cut it out and sponged it lightly with Soft Suede (my fave sponging color).  I roughed the edges with a fancy tool…my fingernail….and attached the words to the canvas with dimensionals.  I added a ribbon trim flower (alas another retired product I loved!) and some pearls to the project to give it some bling.  For over the top bling, I sprayed the flower with shimmer mist and I “painted” the edges of the words with Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink.  This fantastic little item is still available on the clearance rack and I have to say that I LOVE it!  It is soooo pretty and really adds a pretty, vintage touch when you splatter it on your project or use it to line the edges of pennants, banners and other paper edges!

I couldn’t leave the little easel with no love so I sponged the easel with Soft Suede to distress it a little and adhered a tiny piece of Tea for Two DSP across the front.

I think the final result is just cute as can be!  The sky is the limit with these little canvases.  Think a “Best Friend” tiny picture or “Happy Birthday”…..lot’s of fun projects can be created!

Here are the products I used:

Stamps:  Itty Bitties, Fabulous Phrases

Ink:  Soft Suede

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla, Tea for Two DSP

Embellishments:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Designer Builder Brads, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, 5/8″ Crochet Trim, 3/8″ Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, 5/8″ Flower Trim, 7/16″ Trim

To purchase these products go to my online store!

Check here for upcoming events and classes!

Make sure you check out all the fabulous projects created by the finalists by going through the hop!  Select “back” to see Bree Renwick’s fabulous work and select “next” to get to Dani Dziama’s amazing projects!

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Busy summer days!

Wowsers this summer is flying by!  Between work, travel and projects I have been a very busy girl!  I feel very blessed that I got to travel to Alaska again, an epic two week visit with family!  That was amazing!  If you ever get the chance to go to Alaska, I can’t recommend it enough.  The beauty everywhere takes your breath away!  And during the summer it is light most of the time which makes for a very interesting sleeping pattern!  Next up was Salt Lake City for the Stampin’ Up Convention!  Before all of that, Arizona to help my son and his girlfriend move home from college!  Sheesh!   I’ve been logging some miles!  In between I have been super busy at work at AAA and we also had a little fire nearby (Colorado Black Forest Fire) in June and I moved my stamp room from the basement to the second floor!  It’s making me tired just reading all of this!

I received some very exciting news while I was in Alaska, I got a call from Stampin’ Up and was notified that I had been selected as one of the Top 20 Finalists for the 2013 Artisan Design Team!  What an honor!  I spent the next three weeks until Awards Night at convention with my stomach in a knot worrying about whether or not I made the team (top 10).  In the end I didn’t but I still feel like I was a big winner just making the top 20!  I made 19 new awesome friends too!  All of the finalists connected on Facebook before convention and shared our fears and amazement at being selected!  It was a crazy ride all the way around!  Don’t miss our Finalist’s Blog Hop starting on Saturday, August 10th.  We are featuring all the projects we submitted to Stampin’ Up for the contest.  I promise amazing inspiration and beautiful work!

Convention was the absolute best!  I just love hanging out with my besties from near and far and catching up.  We had a wonderful time laughing, crying, shopping, talking and just being together.  I will share some pics and some gorge swaps from convention over the coming weeks.

Today I want to share a couple of projects that I made for a friend’s wedding.  We set up a joint pinboard on Pinterest and several of us pinned numerous ideas for decorations, favors, etc.  One thing I knew I wanted to make for her was a card “box” out of a vintage suitcase similar to one that I saw on Pinterest.  She also wanted a “brooch bouquet”.  If you haven’t seen those, just Google brooch bouquet, they are so pretty!  She got a couple of brooches from her grandmother and then bought the rest from the Goodwill.  I found a small vintage “suitcase” in Arizona at an antique shop for $6!

Here are the finished projects:

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Finished brooch bouquet!

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Close up of some of the brooches, her grandmother’s are clustered together.

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The bride with her gorgeous bouquet!  Stunning!  the bride and her bouquet!

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Nearly finished card box.  This is the only picture I have of this project right now!  I added a piece of retired “First Edition” DSP to the inside of the lid after I took this picture and that completed the project 🙂  I am going to get some more pictures of this beauty and will share another day.  It was about 4 am when I took this and I just had to go to bed!!!  Look at my giant crafting mess all around the finished suitcase.  I was a busy, busy girl that night!  The banner says “CARDS” and is made with burlap banner pieces.  I used the Big Shot to cut out the letters in Brushed Gold paper.  Each banner piece is embellished a little bit differently with antique lace, flower trim, buttons and ribbon.  I lined the inside of the suitcase with satin fabric that is a vintage-y cream color.  I added some tulle and burlap to the handle to finish the look.

I hope you enjoyed these projects!  I certainly enjoyed every minute of putting them together from being inspired by Pinterest projects to finding the materials needed to the final result 🙂

My bestie Debbie Keane and I are both trying to be more consistent bloggers so we are challenging each other to blog regularly.  Check out her blog at http://www.pungostamper.blogspot.com.  She has some amazing projects for you to drool over!  We are hoping that if we keep each other accountable we will do a better job posting!

Do something you love to do today!

To purchase some of these products go to my online store!

Check here for upcoming events and classes!