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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 65

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

Well this past week or so I’ve had pneumonia!  Seriously???!??  I have been sick most of March.  I guess I am making up for years of not getting sick…..doing it all up at once.  I am so done with being sick though…..I haven’t done much stamping and I am totes missing it 😦

This card features the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set and Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.  The large flower image is gold embossed on watercolor paper and then watercolored with Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Mossy Meadow & Mint Macaron.  After watercoloring, the image is fussy cut.  The background is one of the polka dot images cut out at 4 x 5 1/4 with a piece of vellum layered on top in the exact same size.  The sentiment is gold embossed on a vellum banner and stapled to the flower image.  Final touches are gold thread, a button and small white baker’s twine bow.

Birthday Blooms Stampin' Up

Birthday Blooms Stampin' Up

I hope you enjoyed my pretty little “hope” for spring to actually spring here 🙂

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(last) summer fun

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 64

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 am sure we all have something special to share today!

I’ve had the flu since Thursday…ugh!!  I didn’t feel too crafty this weekend, I spent my whole weekend in bed trying to kick the crud 😦  I made this cute scrapbook page last week memorializing one of our adventures during my road trip with my daughter last summer.  So fast and easy to throw this together 🙂

The page features two different leaf dies from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies cut in Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz.  These leaves poke out behind the photos that are kinda scattered on the page.  There is a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock that is the same size as the photos that has been embossed with the Woodgrain TIEF carrying the woodland theme.  The sentiment is from Going Global and gold embossed on vellum, then die cut with the large heart from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets.  The compass from Going Global is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Crumb Cake and die cut with a circle die.  The gold frame around the pic is from the Memories in the Making Project Life Card Collection available for free during Sale-A-Bration!  Don’t miss this cute set of cards, I am loving them right now 🙂  The last touches are some random grungy images from Timeless Textures in Crumb Cake, a tiny gold clothespin and some gold thread twisted in behind the trees and in the leaves.

Botanical Builder Scrapbook Page Stampin' Up

Botanical Builder Scrapbook Page Stampin' Up

I hope you enjoy my little remembrance of last summer and the rest of our hop.  Hopefully you are inspired to make something pretty today….and stay away from this flu if you possible can!!!

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oh, hello

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 63

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

It felt very springy here in Colorado today!  I hear we are due for some snow tomorrow but that’s tomorrow and today was gorgeous 🙂  The lovely weather and the hint of spring inspired me to make a card featuring spring blooms today.

This card features several flowers die cut in Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  The card base is Whisper White, next is layered a piece of Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper with a piece of vellum on top.  The super adorbs Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon is wrapped around the vellum and DSP and tied with a bow.  A tea lace doily is layered under the ribbon and flowers.  The card is finished with the Oh, Hello sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration set Honeycomb Happiness.  So bright and cheerful and springy 🙂

Botanical Builder Stampin' Up

Botanical Builder Stampin' Up

Marissa and Sawyer

The last pic is of my daughter and her doggie on our hike today….sooo pretty!

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it’s a good day…

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 62

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!

Today is an exciting day!  The Denver Broncos are in the Super Bowl and I can barely think about anything else 🙂  I’ve been super nervous about this game since they won the championship!

So today is a good day and I thought this sweet stamp from the Happy Home set was the perfect way to express it.  This card was quick and easy, although I did struggle a bit with the sentiment.  It seemed to be too big for the stamped images but as soon as I cut it up it balanced perfectly with the sweet boy and his dog.  I added a few pops with my embellishments and some vellum clouds from the Sky is the Limit Sale-a-Bration set.

Happy Home Stampin' Up

Happy Home Stampin' Up

Happy Super Bowl!  I hope you enjoyed the game and have a great week 🙂

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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.

Bloomin' Love Stampin' Up

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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Going Global!

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 59

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

We’ve had a lovely Christmas weekend here in Colorado.  Fun and relaxing times with friends and family 🙂  The weather has been super cold but clear and pretty!  I hope you have had a wonderful holiday with your family.

This card features the new Going Global set coming out in the Occasions Mini on January 5th.  This set is perfect for masculine birthday, vintage style and speaks to my traveling soul.

The globe image is white embossed on vellum, the compass image is stamped in Delightful Dijon on Very Vanilla and the sentiment (from You’re So Lovely) is stamped in Lost Lagoon on Very Vanilla.  All images are die cut with the Circles Collection Framelits.  The starburst is die cut with the a die in the Baker’s Box Thinlits set in Delightful Dijon.  The burlap ribbon is die cut with the larger label image from the Baker’s Box Thinlets set.  The Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack provides the cute mountain paper for the background on the card.  All of the circle images are layered onto the card at various heights with dimensions.  The final touches are sequins, a button and White Perfect Accents.

Going Global Stampin' Up

Going Global Stampin’ Up

 

It’s hard to believe another year is coming to a close.  I wish you and yours the very happiest New Year!

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Wonderland

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 57

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

It’s been cold and snowy all Thanksgiving weekend here in Colorado.  It’s really beautiful!  I have enjoyed looking at the snowy wonderland out my windows and I was inspired to make yet another project with the Wonderland Stamp Set this week! This time I used non-traditional colors in blue tones, I think this adds to the snowy effect.

The trees are stamped several times in Island Indigo Classic Ink, Soft Sky Classic Ink and Whisper White Craft Ink.  Lot’s of sparkle is added with Two-Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds.  The sentiment if from the Jolly Christmas Stamp Set.  Final touches include some Vanilla Seam Binding, a snowflake and a pearl.  Super simple and elegant.

A friend of mine climbed the Manitou Incline today and sent this pic from the top….it looks snowy and peaceful, just like my card 🙂  Isn’t that an amazing view?  Colorado at it’s very best.

Manitou Incline

Wonderland Stampin' Up

Wonderland Stampin' Up

Wonderland Stampin' Up

I hope these images give you a glimpse of lovely Colorado today and inspire you to make something pretty!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for letting me share, have a great week filled with inspiration and beauty!

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On Stage 2015

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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 56

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 fabulous Dani Dziama’s blog.  I am sure we have some super cute goodies for you today!

I just got “home” from Onstage 2015 in Tampa.  I’m actually in Florida for another week, so home is my bestie’s in Pensacola, it’s going to be an amazing week of crafting and talking and laughing and crying 🙂

My project today is a card I posted at the event.  It’s a beauty featuring the Wonderland stamp set, I just love the trees in this set and the antlers….oh those antlers!  Love, love, love!

I stamped the trees in Mossy Meadow and Old Olive, stamping each color three times randomly so they got lighter and lighter.  I gold embossed the sentiment and the cute antlers on vellum.  I added the gold foil star die cut from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, a button and gold thread.  This made a beautiful and elegant card that came together really quickly and easily.

On Stage 2015, Wonderland stamp set, Stampin' Up!

On Stage 2015, Wonderland stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Onstage 2015 was really fun!  We, of course, talked and talked and talked and talked and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed.  We got into crazy shenanigans with the rest of the Stampin’ by the Sea girls at the event and then at dinner in Ybor City…on Saturday night…uh, this was very adventurous!  lol

The absolute highlight of the day was Kimberly’s selection to the 2015-2016 Artisan Design Team for Stampin’ Up!  I could not be more excited for her!!!  She is the most creative and talented stamper I know and I can’t wait to see what she creates this year for Stampin’ Up!

On Stage 2015, Wonderland stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Our girls at Onstage!  Photo Op 🙂

On Stage 2015, Wonderland stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Heading home on Sunday afternoon…still smiling after all our weekend adventures!

I hope you enjoy!

Thanks for letting me share, have a great week filled with inspiration and beauty!

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