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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!

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Oh my embossing paste!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 96

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.

My name is Cathy & I have never been a fan of flowers….but…..I have become more & more enamored of flowers over the last year or so!  And this fun new set is going to be a new favorite, I am sure of it!  Today has not been fun until I got to do a little stamping.  I am cleaning out my closet, ugh.  What a nightmare!  My bedroom looks like a bomb went off!  Deep breathes, I will be done soon and I will love my closet so much more with all the stuff out that I don’t wear 🙂

Oh So Eclectic Stampin' Up

Oh So Eclectic Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. Instead of a mask, I used one of the dies from the coordinating set Eclectic Layers with embossing paste.  I love how this turned out!
  2. The cute bit of Berry Burst on the top left?  It came from one of the little umbrella edge framelits from the Umbrella Weather die set.
  3. This card doesn’t have a sentiment, this makes it perfect for any occasion.  You can use this card for a quick note to a friend or add birthday wishes to the inside 🙂

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Big Shot · Cards · Stampin' Up

I LOVE Coffee!!!!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 95

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 suspect no one who knows me would be surprised by my title …. lol!  I totes love coffee, coffee anything is just fab with me.  I’m on a new diet these days, no sugar.at.all!  That has changed my coffee habit a bit, I am cream only now which I am finally developing a love for.  It has been hard, oh so hard!!  This stamp set and coordinating dies was love at first sight though!!!!!  Oh my gosh, is it fun to play with!

Coffee Cafe Stampin' Up

Coffee Cafe Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. Overall my card is really three tones:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Pool Party.  To make the whole thing pop, I added the Real Red Enamel heart.
  2. Lot’s of dimension in this card.  Die cuts allow you to layer and make your coffee cup seem 3-dimensional 🙂
  3. I cut the coffee cup topper out of Window Sheet…isn’t that cute?  Just like a yummy drink with whipped cream on top at your favorite coffee shop!

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Big Shot · Cards · Stampin' Up

Time to Celebrate!!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 94

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.

Why is it time to celebrate?  New catalog time and that calls for a big celebration!!!  I’ve been head over heels for this cattie since the minute I saw it.  I think I am most smitten with the new In Color Lemon Lime Twist…it gives a sweet pop of color and adds a punch to almost any color combo.  My card today features my favorite color combo Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay 🙂

Happy Celebrations Stampin' Up

Happy Celebrations Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. You get this fabulous de-bossing effect with the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder which carried over to the new catalog…yay!
  2. I used the rock and roll technique with my ink pads to make my celebrate pop.  I inked up the giant ink splat image from Happy Celebrations in Lemon Lime Twist and then I added Bermuda Bay just around the edges by “rolling” only the edge of the stamp on the pad.  I love these colors mixed up like this!
  3. How do you make your doilies go with absolutely anything?  Watercolor them to coordinate with your color scheme.  My doily is watercolored in Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay to match the rest of my card 🙂
  4. A quick pop of color with the scallop edge in Lemon Lime Twist (a side of one of the Layering Squares Framelits) and the ribbon/doily topper in the corner make the card sing 🙂  And how about the super cute Glimmer Enamel Dots???  Be still my heart!

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Big Shot · Cards · Stampin' Up · Thinlits Dies

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!!!

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Cards · Stampin' Up · Watercoloring

Baking Fun!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 92

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 think this baking stamp set is super fun!  I had to make this card for my friend Meg who makes the very best cookies ever!!  She cooks around 4-5000 cookies every December for friends and family and I always gain at least 5 lbs from my total lack of self control around her cookies lol!  This stamp set is only available for a few more short weeks!  It is on page 35 in the Occasions Catalog, don’t miss it!

 

Perfect Mix Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1.  I stamped the main baking images on watercolor paper in Archival Black and watercolored with Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Real Red for a vintage look.  These retro colors for the kitchen are so in right now!
  2. I die cut the stitched shape circle out of Shimmery White and then washed it with a bit of Melon Mambo.  After I affixed it the the card with dimensionals, I trimmed the left and bottom edges to match my card front.
  3. A little splatter adds another whole layer to any card, this one was finished with Melon Mambo splatter.

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Big Shot · Cards · Framelits Dies · Mother's Day · Stampin' Up · Watercoloring

Succulents for Mama

I’m traveling this week for a Stampin’ Up event in Savannah, Georgia.  My first stop is my bestie’s in Pensacola, Florida.  We were stamping crazies the first 24 hours after I arrived!  Both of us are Display Stampers for the event and had a pile of projects to create for the display boards in Savannah.  Typical pro-craft-ination waiting till the last few days to finish all our projects!  I’m glad we had required stamping to do…we had so much fun in our whirlwind of creativity, it is the very best getting to stamp together in IRL instead of crafting together virtually across the country!  I can’t wait to share what I made for the boards, you can come back here to see my projects as soon as it’s okay to post them 🙂

You might think I would have needed a rest from stamping for the displays but I couldn’t wait to play with some of the sets in this stamp room that are not in my own lol!  I finally got to play with the Oh So Succulent stamp set and I am in love with the results!  The possibilities for watercoloring with this set makes my heart go pitter-pat 🙂  There are so many fun images and details in the set and you can color the line images like I did or you can use it for two-step stamping and fill in the line images with the second stamp.  This makes this set exceptionally versatile for whatever kind of stamping you feel like doing.

Oh So Succulent Stampin' Up

Oh So Succulent Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1.  I played with my colors on a scrap of watercolor paper before committing to each plant image.  When I had a combination I liked, I watercolored one of the plants.  Inks I played with for this card include:  Sweet Sugarplum, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry.
  2. Isn’t the little planter the cutest?  Can you guess where it came from?  It’s the ice cream bowl from the Frozen Treats die set!
  3. I am obsessed with watercolor washes in the background of my card fronts.  I think that sweet wash of color makes the main images pop.  On this card I used Mint Macaron and Bermuda Bay in my wash.

Oh So Succulent Stampin' Up

Stay tuned for more stamping fun over the next two weeks!  I can’t wait to share crafting and traveling fun with you 🙂