Last call for Sale-A-Bration!

This time of year always seems to fly by at light speed!  Well maybe it is all times of year lol!  I can’t believe tomorrow is already April 1st!!  Anyway, that means that today is the end of Sale-a-Bration!  So you only have a few more hours to get in on some of the super cute items that come for free with a $50 order.  One of my absolute favorites this year is this Botanical Butterfly DSP.  It is so cute and the colors are so perfect!  Best of all, many of the butterfly images fit right in the Butterfly Duet punch!  I love this the most!

Here’s a trick to punch out just the large butterfly from the paper and not damage any surrounding images with the smaller butterfly part of the punch.  Trim the butterfly from the paper and then use a post it to create a “handle” so you can put the butterfly image in the punch.  It works every time!  See pics below:

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I love the lemon lime twist, grapefruit grove and highland heather together in this card, I think this color combination is so pretty and springy 🙂

Beauty Abounds Stampin' Up

Beauty Abounds Stampin' Up

Beauty Abounds Stampin' Up

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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Hummingbird birthday greetings!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 135!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

I have created quite a few cards with the lovely Humming Along set.  I just purchased the coordinating framelits, so I will be having more stamping fun with this gorgeous set!  For this card, I gold embossed the hummingbird image on watercolor paper and then watercolored with Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody and Blueberry Bushel.  I love how my sweet birdie came out!  The rest of the card features the large flower from the set stamped in the background in Coastal Cabana and several die cuts with the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits – these dies are must haves!!!

Humming Along Stampin' Up

Humming Along Stampin' UpHumming Along Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Charlet’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

This way to Charlet!

Back to Bree!!

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Cheryl Curtis
  6. Dani Dziama
  7. Elizabeth Price
  8. Julie Warnick
  9. Melissa Stout
  10. Wendy Weixler
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Love you friends!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 134!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

I have been stamping like a kook the last few weeks, now I need to share like a kook!  I gold embossed my butterflies, colored them with Blends and then punched them out with the Butterfly Duo Punch.  So fast and easy and they came out so lovely I think!  A little watercolor wash in Lemon Lime Twist, a little splatter and a gorgeous “friend” die cut in Gold Foil and this sweet card was almost finished!  The final touches of vellum, sequins and flax ribbon strings brought this card right over the top for me!

Butterfly Gala Stampin' Up

Butterfly Gala Stampin' UpButterfly Gala Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Charlet’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

This way to Charlet!

Back to Bree!!

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Cheryl Curtis
  6. Dani Dziama
  7. Elizabeth Price
  8. Julie Warnick
  9. Melissa Stout
  10. Wendy Weixler
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A lovely thank you!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 133!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

Today’s project features the gorgeous Climbing Roses stamp set.  This set is so much fun to color with watercolors or, in this case, Blends.  I white embossed the large image on vellum and then colored with Blends and I could not love the result more!  It’s so subtle and pretty….yummy!

Climbing Roses Stampin' UpClimbing Roses Stampin' UpClimbing Roses Stampin' UpMake sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Charlet’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

This way to Charlet!

Back to Bree!!

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Cheryl Curtis
  6. Dani Dziama
  7. Elizabeth Price
  8. Julie Warnick
  9. Melissa Stout
  10. Wendy Weixler
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Hello Beautiful!!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 132!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

We are soooo excited to have new members join our hop this week!  Please welcome Charlet Mallett and Cheryl Curtis to our group!  I can’t wait to see their creations and I know you will love their work too!

I played with the lovely little butterflies in the Butterfly Gala set today.  I used a technique I call “dirty watercolor” on the butterflies, I didn’t worry about the lines and just kind of popped in the color where I wanted to.  Then I added dazzling diamond glitter accents to the butterflies, yummy!  I love how bright and cheerful this card is…it just shouts that spring is coming soon!

Butterfly Gala Stampin' UpButterfly Gala Stampin' UpButterfly Gala Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Charlet’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

This way to Charlet!

Back to Bree!!

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Cheryl Curtis
  6. Dani Dziama
  7. Elizabeth Price
  8. Julie Warnick
  9. Melissa Stout
  10. Wendy Weixler
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Beautiful Butterfly!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 131!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

This week I have another sweet new coordinated stamp set and framelit set in the new Occasions Catalog!  I just love how easy it is to create something fabulous with these new items 🙂  This card looks amazing but was super easy to make.  I brought in some Brusho to give that extra pop of color and I love how it came out.  I also love how the white embossed flourish stamp peeks through the butterfly die cut.

Beauty Abounds Stampin' UpBeauty Abounds Stampin' UpBeauty Abounds Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Dani’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Dani Dziama
  5. Elizabeth Price
  6. Julie Warnick
  7. Kaitlyn Zumbach
  8. Melissa Stout
  9. Wendy Weixler
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This was just meant to be!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 130!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

Welcome to 2019!  I did a ton of stamping and creating in December but I didn’t do any blogging!  Yikes!  It was a very busy month:  my son graduated from Colorado State University Magna Cum Laude and we had a bunch of family in from all over the country to celebrate!  My daughter bought her first home and I helped her move into her beautiful new home.  Plus the holidays, work and crafting…the month was crazy busy and full!

I am excited to get back to sharing with you in 2019 🙂  This card features the cute new heart set in the Occasions Catalog that just went live this week.  I am a sucker for heart sets, they are so fun and easy to layer and create with.  Do not overlook the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies!!  There are 16 gorgeous dies in this set perfect for layering and making some amazing projects.  Of course, my absolute fave is the big heart background you can see in my card, it is perfect to add interest to your projects with peeks of the background behind it.  What is even better?  Every time you use this die, you also get a sweet pile of various size puffy hearts that you can use in your creations 🙂

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Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Dani’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Dani Dziama
  5. Elizabeth Price
  6. Julie Warnick
  7. Kaitlyn Zumbach
  8. Melissa Stout
  9. Wendy Weixler
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Oh so fancy!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 129!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

Santa’s elves have been busy in my crafting workshop!  I have been creating like a kook and doing class and event prep for weeks it seems like!  I think I have blisters on my fingers from rolling card stock through the Big Shot LOL!  The results have been amazing though!  Today, I am featuring one of the projects from the last few weeks.  I love every little bit of this card from the exquisite designer series paper to the luscious golden deer!

Dashing Deer Stampin' Up

Dashing Deer Stampin' Up

Dashing Deer Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Dani’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Dani Dziama
  5. Elizabeth Price
  6. Julie Warnick
  7. Kaitlyn Zumbach
  8. Melissa Stout
  9. Wendy Weixler
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Merry Christmas To All!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 128!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

I am loving the Festive Farmhouse Suite this year with the super cute plaid paper in the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  I added a deer die cut and the fabulous “Christmas” die cut and voila, I had a cute country-style Christmas card!

Merry Christmas To All Stampin' Up

Merry Christmas To All Stampin' Up

Merry Christmas To All Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Dani’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Dani Dziama
  5. Elizabeth Price
  6. Julie Warnick
  7. Kaitlyn Zumbach
  8. Melissa Stout
  9. Wendy Weixler
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Sweet Santa!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 127!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

I’m in full holiday crafting mode right now and nothing says super fun Christmas like this sweet Santa Suite 🙂  Aptly called Signs of Santa it features super cute images to color and matching dies.  I hope you enjoy this card as much I enjoyed making it!

Stampin’ Blends and dies made this card easy to throw together today.  I will be featuring this set in my Christmas Sampler project I am currently working on also.

Signs of Santa Stampin' Up

Signs of Santa Stampin' Up

Signs of Santa Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Dani’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Dani Dziama
  5. Elizabeth Price
  6. Julie Warnick
  7. Kaitlyn Zumbach
  8. Melissa Stout
  9. Wendy Weixler
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