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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 153!!!!

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 know we just had Thanksgiving and we still have a few weeks before Christmas but I just had to play with new toys today!  I couldn’t resist the new Tropical Oasis Suite coming in January in the new mini catalog.  We have had a LOT of snow already in Colorado and it is a few feet deep still around my house.  I needed a little tropical in my life 🙂  The first card I made is more for the avid stamper, it has a simple beauty to it but it required a little heat embossing and watercoloring.  I think the final result is stunning!  The second card is more for the casual stamper.  It uses the dies that are in the suite and some simple stamping.  The extra layers and die cuts really elevate a quick and easy card.  Isn’t the little guitar/ukelele thing the cutest ever???

Timeless Tropical Stampin' Up

Timeless Tropical Stampin' Up

Timeless Tropical Stampin' Up

Timeless Tropical Stampin' Up

Here’s a little trick I did with the palm trees and the pineapple die cuts.  I stamped both images twice in different colors.  I die cut the images and then trimmed out the top of the trees and the top of the pineapple and popped those up on top of the other die cut with dimensionals.  This gave me extra dimension on the card and I was able to do the stamping with an ink pad instead of coloring the stamps with markers.  I love how it came out!

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 Charletl!

 

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
Supplies:
No supplies provided this week since these items are not available yet for sale.  If you want to order these before January 3, 2020 you can sign up as a demonstrator and get these items as part of your sign up kit!  Ask me how!

Trailer Trash Love

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 152!!!!

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 just got home from OnStage in Las Vegas!  This was a Stampin’ Up event to celebrate the achievements of the last year, see new products coming out in January and mostly to spend time with friends from all over the world!  I went to two extra events before and after the Stampin’ Up official event that were so much fun!  At one of them we swapped table gifts with the girls at our table and everyone made the cutest things!  Part of my table gift was this little trailer.  I saw a trailer made out of the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box die and I just had to make my own!  This one flew to Las Vegas and back with me so it is a little travel worn but no less cute!

Mini Curvy Keepsakes Stampin' Up

Mini Curvy Keepsakes Stampin' Up

Mini Curvy Keepsakes 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 Charletl!

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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I believe!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 151!!!!

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 so in love with the Feels Like Frost DSP!  It is so easy to make something elegant and lush with this paper!  This card has about 5 billion layers but I just couldn’t help myself, I had to keep adding stuff lol!  Ultimately this is not a card I would make a bunch of, but one I would make for someone special 🙂

Frosted Frames Stampin' Up

Frosted Frames 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 Charletl!

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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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 150!!!!

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 held our 12th Annual Stampin’ for a Cure yesterday here in Colorado Springs.  We raised a bunch of money for local cancer patients.  It was a very fun and busy day!  This was the card a designed and sponsored for one of our projects.  It was fun to share stamping with so many newbies 🙂  This card was quick and easy to put together and made our new stampers want to come back for more!

Perfectly Plaid Stampin' UpPerfectly Plaid 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 Charletl!

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
Supplies:

Dreaming…

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 140!!!!

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 kinda in love with the new Sailing Home stamp set.  I not only love the nautical theme and goodies but the sentiments are so wonderful!  Who’s with me on this???  Today I picked my fave and created my card around it 🙂 I think it works for many things but is perfect for all the graduations this time of year!

Sailing Home Stampin' Up

Sailing Home Stampin' Up

Sailing Home 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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New stamps, old colors!!!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 139!!!!

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 I merged some old colors that are my absolute faves with new stamps!!  I am finally playing with new pre-order products after trying to not be enticed by them while focusing on faves that are retiring 🙂  This card features my favorite retiring In Color Lemon Lime Twist and another fave Bermuda Bay…they just go together like peanut butter and jelly…I am really going to have a hard time saying farewell to Lemon Lime Twist!!

And this suite of stamps and dies?!!???  oh my goodness I just love them!!  I did super vibrant watercoloring today by dropping re-inker right on to wet watercolor paper.  I usually go for a more subtle watercolor look but I had kick it up a notch today!  To get the sparkly pens and pencil, I colored with blends and then added 2-way glue and dipped in Dazzling Diamonds.  It added the perfect sparkle to go with the sentiment 🙂

It Starts With Art Stampin' Up

It Starts With Art Stampin' Up

It Starts With Art Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Amy’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 Amy!!

  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
Supplies:

Lovely Falling Flowers!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 138!!!!

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!

My crafting has been focused on retiring favorites these days.  Another one I am sad to say goodbye to is Falling Flowers and the May Flowers Framelits.  I love this combo so much!  I actually purchased the framelits a LONG time before I finally remembered to get the stamp set lol.  I have used the flower die cut many, many times and I will miss it a lot!

This card features Granite Gray, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Poppy Parade.  The color combo is so pretty together!  I used the stained glass technique with my blends, vellum and white embossing the images.  I love how everything came together into a beautiful birthday card for someone special 🙂

Falling Flowers Stampin' UpFalling Flowers Stampin' UpFalling Flowers 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
Supplies:

Lovely thank you…

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 137!!!!

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!

It’s that time of year when the new catalog is right around the corner and the retiring list is out.  I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year…I’m sad to see favorites go but super excited for new pretties to play with!  I am exceptionally sad this year to say goodbye to the retiring In Colors as they are some of my favorites, I will be using them a lot over the next few weeks so I can get my fill of them!  Today’s card features some of my favorites from the Occasions Catalog…there are so many things I love in this catalog, I will be sad to see it go too!

Climbing Roses Stampin' UpClimbing Roses Stampin' UpClimbing Roses 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
Supplies:

I just love succulents!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 136!!!!

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 card features the super cute succulent stamp from the February Paper Pumpkin kit.  Not only does that kit have the cutest cards, it has some really fun stamps in it!  I had to do a semi-no line watercolor technique with it.  I think I used Sahara Sand, it didn’t completely fade out but it is soft and dreamy.  I just love it!  The Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Soft Sea Foam die cut carried the dreamy quality of the card home. It’s sort of soft, sweet and vintage.

Grown with Kindness Stampin' Up

Grown with Kindness 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
Supplies:

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:

Butterfly Duet Stampin' UpButterfly Duet Stampin' Up

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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