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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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 🙂

 

Hello!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 91

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, Dara Gloden’s sweet designs.

I’m traveling this week and I have two sweet travel inspired cards to share today!  My cards feature watercoloring (shocker!) and the Mediterranean Moments stamp set.  This set just begs you to break out the watercolors and to use the spotlighting technique.  My cards feature a little of both 🙂

The images are stamped in Archival Black ink on watercolor paper.  Watercolor as desired.  One card features spotlighting so the image is stamped in the black ink on the card base and the watercolored image is cut out and popped up over the base image.  The other card has the whole image cut out and added to the base after it was watercolored.  Both are super easy techniques and the cards came together quickly!  The image of an old doorway in Italy doesn’t need to be colored everywhere, the random addition of color adds to the old world feel of the cards.

Mediterranean Moments Stampin' Up

Mediterranean Moments Stampin' Up

Mediterranean Moments Stampin' Up

Don’t these make you want to pack your bags for Europe??  I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them 🙂

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A Good Egg!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 90

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.

Wow this is a milestone!!  The 90th time I have hopped with these amazing and talented friends!!  Whoop whoop!

I have a cute little card today featuring the Hey Chick stamp set.  The best part about this set?  You can get it for free with a $50 order!  It may be my favorite Sale-A-Bration set this year 🙂

The images are stamped in Archival Black ink on watercolor paper.  The eggs are watercolored in Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder and Emerald Envy.  The Designer Series Paper is from A Little Foxy paper stack.  The sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay.

Hey Chick Stampin' Up

Hey Chick Stampin' Up

I hope you enjoyed my fun little eggs today!

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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!

 

Still in love….

I’m still completely loving the Sealed with Love stamp set!  Who says hearts are only for Valentines Day?  This pretty little card took me about three days to make!  I started it one day and finished it up later in the week.  I sure hate it when life gets in the way of crafting lol!

This stamp set and the coordinating framelits are so versatile!  I find myself reaching for them often and they are very well loved in my stamp room 🙂

This card was so easy to create.  Once again I found myself reaching for the Carousels & Cupcakes palette.  Several of the heart images are randomly stamped on Whisper White in Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  A couple of hearts are die cut in Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral.  These are layered with the “I Love You” sentiment and some Pool Party Stitched Satin Ribbon.  The final touches are sequins from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishments Kit and Sprinkles Embellishments.

Sealed with Love Stampin' Up

Sealed with Love Stampin' Up

I hope this card pulls your heart strings too!

 

Garden in Bloom

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 89

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.

I have a sweet watercolor card to share today.  It’s soft and romantic and completely out of my comfort zone!  I don’t make a lot of flower cards but I love, love how this one came out 🙂

The images are stamped in Archival Black ink on watercolor paper.  The watercolor washes are in Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum.  Embellishments include small pearls, White Perfect Accents, Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes and Metallics Sequins.  The finished card front is popped up on a base of Whisper White.  Fast and easy and gorgeous!

Garden in Bloom Stampin' Up

Garden in Bloom Stampin' Up

I hope you enjoyed my project today as much as I enjoyed making it for you!

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Carousel Birthday

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 88

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.

We always need a sweet birthday card for someone.  This card features the super cute Cupcakes & Carousels Suite.  I can’t get enough of this color combo and these images.  The color pops just speak to me 🙂 and the project whips up in no time at all!

The carousel image is stamped in Bermuda Bay on the Whisper White card front.  The white banner is cut 3/4″ wide to fit the “Birthday” sentiment.  This banner is layered onto a 1″ wide banner cut from one of the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack sheets.  The card is embellished with the Sprinkles Embellishments and a thread pulled from the burlap ribbon.

Carousel Birthday Stampin' Up

Carousel Birthday Stampin' Up

I hope you enjoyed my project today as much as I enjoyed making it for you!

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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

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Thank you!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 86

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 am using one of the Sale-a-Bration Fab Freebie sets!  I love the “thank you” image and how sweet and simple the set is.

First the “thank you” image is stamped in Archival Black on watercolor paper.  This ink stands up really well to watercoloring 🙂  Next is a wash of Mint Macaron over the sentiment.  The rest of the card features a frame made with the Nesting Squares and a sheet of the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, a Mint Macaron Doily, a swirl of Gold Thread all under the rest of the sentiment stamped in Calypso Coral.  So easy to put together and so soft and pretty!

So Very Much Stampin' Up

So Very Much Stampin' Up

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