Sunday, July 14, 2019

Monday Montage Week #143


Hello Monday Montage hoppers! 
I am so glad you are here with us today! I missed a couple of hops for various reasons and I am so glad to be back! 
Are you all loving the new Annual Catalog? There are so many suites and sets that I just adore!!! And one of them is featured in the card I have to share with you today!





This card features products from one of my very favorite suites-the Come Sail Away suite. Everything in this suite reminds me of an ocean side vacation! And it is perfect for everyone! You can make cards for all of the people on your list with this amazing set of products, but it makes especially nice masculine cards-don't  you agree?

There were only a couple of products that I used that weren't in the suit. The "For You" sentiment was from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin, and the scalloped die is in the Seasonals Layers dies set. I used the scalloped die to cut strips from Balmy Blue and Pool Party Cardstock and sponged everything with Balmy Blue ink to get the multi-colored look. 

Now I am wishing I could go sailing! 

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, June 2, 2019

Monday Montage Week #140


Hello and welcome to our Monday Montage Blog Hop! I am so amazed that this is our 140th blog hop! It is so much fun hopping with these talented ladies. We are so glad you are here and we hope you enjoy the projects we have to share with you today!

Are you all excited for the new Annual Catalog to go live?!! I am loving the products in the new catalog. And today I am sharing a bookmark that I made with one of my very favorite suites in the new catalog-the Bird Ballad Suite! This amazing suite is featured on pages 90-92 of the new Annual Catalog!



I made a bunch of these bookmarks to go with the catalogs that I gave to the ladies at my last card class. The bookmarks came together fairly quickly because I cut the bird and flower images out of one of the sheets in the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP). This DSP is gorgeous! I love all of the colors and the beautiful birds and flowers! And the Stitched Nested Labels Dies are a must have! They are so versatile and I love how you can layer them! I also cut the bottom of the bookmark with one of the dies using the partial die cutting technique so that it would echo the lines of the other diecut cardstock pieces. Then I added Wink of Stella (of course!!) to all of the flowers to add some sparkle. Here are some close ups:  


And here is a photo of some of the catalogs and bookmarks all ready to go for ladies at my last class!

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, 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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Click here for Elizabeth Price

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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!

Monday Montage Week #143

Hello Monday Montage hoppers!  I am so glad you are here with us today! I missed a couple of hops for various reasons and I am so glad to...