Sunday, May 19, 2019

Monday Montage Week #139


It's Monday Montage time! And I'm so happy you're hopping with us today! I have my masculine card class coming up this week, so I've been making cards that can be used for Fathers Day or a masculine birthday/thinking of you card. And these cards feature two techniques that are so fun!


The first technique is oh, so cool! I just knew all those gears in the Geared Up Garage bundle needed to be rusty and old and amazing! so I searched Pinterest and found a faux rust tutorial by Kim Fee! It is so fun! And it is incredible that Crumb Cake Cardstock can look like rusty metal!!! I didn't do as many layers of ink and clear embossing powder as Kim suggests in her tutorial, but I love the results just the same!! Here is a closer look at the first card:


Sooo, I went a little crazy with the faux rust (because I love it so much) and decided to try the floating frame technique. Have you seen this technique? It is so fun and has quite the "wow factor". And you get to make two cards at once which makes the effort even more worth it! Also, there is a very unexpected household item that makes the floating frame technique so easy.....Glad Press 'n Seal!! And this technique requires a lot of dimensionals! 


Here is the second card that I made with the cut out piece from the first card. This one came together in a snap!!!


And just for fun, here is a close up of the amazing "rusty" gears.


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 Melissa'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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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

May Paper Pumpkin Hints!

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Hello!
I just wanted to share the May Paper Pumpkin hints with you! I love that they are giving us hints so we have an idea of what kind of projects are coming in the Paper Pumpkin kits. This month looks like it is going to be fabulous and right up my alley!
Here is what Stampin' Up! has to say about the May kit:
-This May, you’re in for a treat. Paper Pumpkin has teamed up with Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up!’s board chair and cofounder, to deliver you a very special Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s exclusive, collectible, and one of a kind. Die-hard Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! fans won’t want to miss this special edition.
The look and feel of this kit is all Shelli. It’s elegant, feminine, and so full of springtime details that you’ll probably just want to take a walk, breathe in the fresh air, and then go home and stamp every card in the kit. And the box it comes in? We predict that you’ll be keeping it . . . like . . . forever. Wait and see.-

There is also a video! Check out the link below:
If you would like to receive the May Paper Pumpkin Kit, make sure you are subcribed by May 10, 2019!

Here is a link to subscribe:

Let me know if you have any questions!
Have a great day!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Monday Montage Week #138


Hello and welcome to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! We are excited to have you hop with us today! And I am excited to share with you a masculine card combining two amazing stamp sets, Waterfront and Best Catch. These two sets are a match made in heaven!! 



I love how the watercolor images of the Waterfront Stamp Set make it look like the mountains are way in the distance. The detailed images of the Best Catch Stamp Set really stand out against the more subtle details of the nature background. It is a great contrast! You can't see very well in this close-up, but I also gave the fish some shimmer with my go-to product, Wink of Stella. It is the perfect touch for this rainbow trout!


It is so fun to mix stamp sets for even greater variety in your projects! If you haven't tried mixing and matching your stamps, give it a try! 

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 Melissa'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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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Monday Montage Week #136


We are back for another round of Monday Montage!! We are so glad you are joining us that for our hop! I am up in Idaho st a snowy cabin for Spring Break-ironic, right?!! Although we are having a great time, I'm soooo ready for Spring! So here is my bright, flowery mother's day card to bring a little spring to this wintry day!



These images from the Humming Along Stamp Set are perfect for coloring! I used Stampin' Blends to get these vibrant, happy colors! I actually looked up pictures of humming birds and hibiscus flowers to find the perfect Blends for this card. Adding Wink of Stella to the humming bird gave it just the right amount of shimmer and the sequins were the finishing touch.


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 Melissa'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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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April Paper Pumpkin is Distinkive!


Good morning!
Stampin' Up! has given us a couple of hints about the April Paper Pumkin kit that I wanted to pass along to you! 
The first hint is that the April kit will include Distinktive stamps! In case you're wondering, here is  a little more info from Stampin' Up! about Distinktive stamps and why they are awesome!!
  1. Distinktive stamps give you photo-realistic images with just one stamp. They have a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step.
  2. These stamps are available only from Stampin’ Up! and are made using a patent-pending process.
  3. Distinktive stamps are available in red rubber and photopolymer; Paper Pumpkin’s April kit includes photopolymer stamps.
  4. Shop Distinktive stamps in the online store by searching “Distinktive,” or look for the Distinktive icon in Stampin’ Up! catalogs.
Watch our video to learn more about Distinktive stamps.
And here are a few more hints about the April Paper Pumpkin kit:
  • Makes 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs)
  • Includes an adorable gift box—in addition to your 9 cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macron, and So Saffron.
I am really excited about this kit! It comes with everything you need (except adhesive) to make 9 cards and a gift box-that is a great value and I am sure the images are going to be beautiful!!

If you would like to subscribe, here is my personalized link that will take you right where you need to go:


If you have canceled or suspended your subscription, now is the time to give Paper Pumpkin another try! Simply go to your existing account and renew your subscription. 

In order to receive the April kit, you must be an active subscriber by April 10, 2019!

Leave me a comment if you have any questions!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Monday Montage Week #135


Hello and welcome to Monday Montage! We are so happy that you are here today!  What is the weather like where you live? Here in Utah it is snowing one minute, and sunny the next! It is so hard to figure out what to wear each day-I am so ready for Spring to be here to stay! And my Spring Card Class is this coming week, so I finally got out my Treat Time Stamp Set and Petite Treat Framelits out to make some very Spring themed party favors for my guests! 



So, first of all, why did I wait so long to play with these fabulous products?!?! The dies are so fun to use and you can make three different styles of "sour cream" style containers that are perfect for little treats! If you haven't seen this die set before, go take a look (page #219 in the Annual Catalog)! The base of each treat container is the same, but you can switch out the tops for three different looks! A label die comes in the set as well that is perfectly sized to cut the great sentiments that are included in the Treat Time Stamp Set. Also, DSP works a lot better than cardstock with these dies. I did have great success with cardstock for the tops of the containers. 

This is the first one I made, using the rounded top die.


I also used the Bontanical Butterfly DSP for the first two projects which is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order (before tax and shipping) until March 31st, 2019! Oh, and by the way, if you order the Treat Time Stamp Set (#146626-clear mount $18) and the Petite Treats Framelits (#146827 $33), your product total will come to $51.00 (before tax and shipping)! And you will qualify to get the Botanical Butterfly DSP (#149622) free!!

Here is the next treat holder, featuring the heart shape top, and again I used the Botanical Butterfly DSP. I cut out one of the butterflies from the DSP to sit next to my little daisy-so fun, right?


And last of all is my bonus "carrot" treat container. It's a bonus project because I used retired DSP. But, you can use any orange DSP to make these super cute carrots. Also, I got the inspiration for this project in the 2019 Occasions Catalog on page 31.


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 Melissa'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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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Monday Montage Week #134


Happy Monday Montage to all of you joining us for this week's hop! Today I have a Mother's Day card to share with you. I know, I know. It's pretty early for a Mother's Day card! Especially because today it was snowing outside where I live. But, this card could be used for many different occasions! And it features such a cute stamp set and framelits! And the best part is, you can get the framelits free with a $100 order during Sale-a-bration!



Here is a close up of the water colored flowers:


I really enjoyed the watercoloring on this project! I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White Thick Cardstock. Then I used the heat tool to dry the ink. I squeezed the ink pads while they were still closed to create a puddle of ink on the lid of the pad, then used an aqua painter to apply the watered down ink. I used the heat tool to dry the paper in between each layer of water color. This helped to keep the paper from getting too wet in between each application. I love how it 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 Melissa'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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Monday Montage Week #139

It's Monday Montage time! And I'm so happy you're hopping with us today! I have my masculine card class coming up this week, s...