Monday, October 22, 2018

Stampin' Up! 24 Hour Birthday Sale!!



Stampin' Up! is 30 years old! And we are celebrating with a sale! For 24 hours select stamp sets are 15% off! The sale starts and ends October 23, 2018. If you would like to order from my online store, click here! 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Monday Montage Week #126


Welcome! Thanks for hopping with the Monday Montage Blog Hop! If you are joining us for the first time, be sure you follow the forward and back links to see all of the projects we have for you! If you have been hopping with us for awhile, we're glad you're here today! 
Since Halloween is fast approaching, I have some cute little Halloween characters for you that I made with the Take Out Treats Bundle! 



Here are some close ups of the little guys!



Don't you just love this little mummy? I can hardly stand how cute he is! And he came together in a snap! I used torn strips of Whisper White Cardstock and I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake Classic Ink. So easy!




This pumpkin box was inspired by Rachel Tessman. Isn't he adorable too? And the possibilities really are endless! I am thinking these boxes could be made into a witch, scarecrow, dracula, you name it!

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Monday Montage Week #125


Woo hoo! It's Monday Montage! I am so excited to be hopping with you all today! And I am even more excited to be sharing a card I made using one of my all time favorite Suites from the Holiday Catalog! If you haven't seen it for yourself, I am telling you, the Country Lane Suite is amazing! The images in the Country Home Stamp Set are beautiful and just my style! And the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is to die for!! I also am in love with the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the Festive Farmhouse Suite.





To make the Tin Tile background look aged, I sponged it lightly with a Sponge Dauber and Crumb Cake Ink. I did that on the Corrugated piece as well! I love the dimension that sponging adds! The Watercolor pencils and Watercolor paper were perfect for this card, although the Stampin' Blends would be gorgeous too! I carefully cut about an inch of the Chicken Wire Elements so that it could peak out from behind the front panel of the card. 

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Monday Montage Week #123


Welcome friends to another round of Monday Montage! I am so glad you are hopping with us! Today I am sharing the birthday card I made for my daughter. She LOVES Disneyland and we are currently planning a trip there, so I wanted to make a Disney themed card. When I saw the Broadway Bound Suite in the Annual Catalog, I saw the Mickey possibilities and this card is the result!



It's hard to see in the photos, but I used Wink of Stella all over this card to give it some awesome shine! You can kind of see it in the close up below. I also included a photo of the inside of the card. The ice cream shape in the set is the perfect Dole Whip! And we all love Dole Whip at my house-especially Dole Whip eaten at Disneyland!
Here is a close up:



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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Monday Montage Week #122


Happy Monday and Happy Monday Montage Blog Hop! I am so happy you could join us on this beautiful and hot August day! And speaking of August, can you believe it is August? Already? For me, August is the second busiest month of the year, with December being the first. Not only is it the end of summer and the start of school, but two of my kids were born in August, six days apart! Well, five years and 6 days apart, but their birthdays are six days apart! 
Today I am going to share the birthday card I made for my son. But first, I wanted to give you a little of the back story of this card. My son LOVES Star Wars. He is a walking Star Wars encyclopedia. If there is anything you want to know about Star Wars, even some obscure little detail, just ask him and he will give you the answer. Because of that, I wanted to make him a Star Wars birthday card. I decided on Boba Fett, and I thought I would use punches to create Boba Fett. Well, after looking at my punches and dies, I changed my mind and decided to draw Boba Fett. Now I am not an artitst, at least not a pick up a pencil and draw something kind of artist. All of my kids have that talent, but it's not something I have done a lot. So I am putting myself out there a bit and showing you all this card anyway!



I used the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens to color in my drawing. Then I Sponged Crumb Cake Ink all over it to blend it even more. It's a simple drawing, but I am pretty happy with the way the card turned out! And my son loved it, so that is what matters!
Here is a close up:



To make the background, I added a few drops of Early Espresso Ink Refill to some Embossing Paste and spread it over the bricks pattern from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks with the Palette Knives. I love the texture of the Embossing Paste!! And here is a look at the inside of the card, just so you can see the rest of the sentiment (A sentiment that I saw on a card on Pinterest):




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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Monday Montage Week #121

Hello everyone! It's Monday Montage time! I have some Thank You cards to share with you that I made for some wonderful neighbors. They brought over dinner and flowers when my 16 year old daughter was very ill last week. I wanted to make them each a special card to let them know how much we love and appreciate them! And the Beautiful Bouquet and matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits were perfect for the job!



The pictures don't do these cards justice! They are colorful and the flowers just pop right off of the white background.
Here is a close up of the first card I made:


I sponged all the edges of the leaves and flowers to add some dimension. I also sponged some Old Olive Ink on top of the vellum cardstock sprigs to give them some color!
Here is the second card:
Ok, true confessions time! I was going to do the second card just like the first card, but when I stamped the sentiment onto the card front, the ink smeared just a tad. I covered it up with a new sentiment punched out with the Pretty Label Punch! Which card do you like best?

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Monday Montage Week #120


Happy Monday Montage everyone! I am back after missing a couple of hops due to summer craziness! I really am excited to be hopping with these wonderful ladies today! And I have a fun summer card to share with you! This card could be used for many different occasions, just by changing the sentiment!
I love how the butterfly looks like stained glass! To achieve this, I stamped the butterfly image from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Vellum Cardstock using my Stamparatus. I wanted to be able to stamp the image multiple times to get a nice dark image. Then, since I didn't have Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, I sprinkled the image with the Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and used the Heat Tool to emboss it. Next, I colored the image in with the Pumpkin Pie Light and Dark Stampin' Blends. When it was all finished, I fussy cut the butterfly.
Here is a close up:
I also used the Old Olive Light Stampin' Blends to color some of the leaves on the embossed background panel to add dimension. I love how the background turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'm sure you don't want to miss out on any of the projects my friends have for you so keep on hopping! You can click the next button to see Kaitlyn's amazing work, or click the back button to check out Elizabeth's fabulous project. Either way you hop, I hope you find something that inspires you! See you next time!

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Stampin' Up! 24 Hour Birthday Sale!!

Stampin' Up! is 30 years old! And we are celebrating with a sale! For 24 hours select stamp sets are 15% off! The sale starts and ends...