Sunday, March 19, 2017

Monday Montage #90

Hey, my friends!! Welcome to Monday Montage!!! This is the BEST fun I've had doing a blog hop in a LONG time!! Because GUESS WHAT??? I'm literally blog-hopping with my fellow Monday Montage-r, Bree Renwick!!! We arrived SUPER early yesterday morning!! Good times are HAPPENING!! Tomorrow we move on to shopping and pedicures!!!

I love lighthouse stamps! I have SEVERAL stamp sets with lighthouses in them (or HAVE had!)!! I couldn't get myself to buy this one ... and now that I've borrowed Bree's I'm thinking I MUST HAVE IT!!! I LURVE IT!!

Stamps: High Tide
Paper: Dapper Denim, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layered Ovals Framelits, Banners Framelits, 3/8" Burlap Ribbon, Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder

I can't believe our time in Washington is already half over!! Have enjoyed EVERY minute of it (my lovely daughter came with me, so it's a girls' trip for SURE!)!!

Click "Back" for Melissa Stout and "Next" for Amy O'Neill ... ALWAYS lovely things to see from both of them!

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Freaks in the Spring!

Greetings from the beautiful city of Walla Walla, Washington!!! If you've been following our lovely little blog tour, you would just have come from my talented and good friend Melissa Stout's blog.  We are actually playing in TWO blog hops where we are back to back!! What are the chances of that happening??? I just arrived in Walla Walla VERY early Saturday morning to visit with my good friend and fellow Stampin' Up devotee, Bree Renwick.  We are having SO much fun! The Control Freaks are having fun as well, as we celebrate creations that have been inspired by all things SPRINGY!!

One of the "most funnest" things about visiting a fellow stamping buddy is that I didn't have to bring ANY stamping supplies with me!!! AND I got to use some of her lovely things (some of which I don't actually own!)!!! That's what I call a good time!!!

Stamps: Blooms and Wishes, Writing Notes
Paper: Sahara Sand, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla
Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Linen Thread, Lots of Labels Framelits

Where on EARTH has this stamp set been hiding???? I LOVELOVELOVE this Playful Backgrounds set!!! It has such CUTE images!!! Man oh, man, not sure HOW this one has escaped my attention for so long!!

Stamps: Fresh Fruit, Playful Backgrounds
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum, Watermelon Wonder
Accessories: Regals Enamel Shapes, Linen Thread

Next up??? The delightful Deb Henderson! She has SO many great ideas!!

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Monday Montage #89

Since I went to a baby shower on Saturday and had NO baby cards in my "stash", I decided it was time to make a baby card. AND I finally broke out my brand new Stampin' Up Watercolor Pencils. And I have also decided that I need MORE colors!! Hoping that they come out with some ... #allthecolors

I wasn't sure whether to make a baby boy card or a baby girl card ... so I decided to make one that could be used for either. I guess this probably leans more toward a "boy" ... or maybe not ...

Stamps: Moon Baby
Paper: Watercolor, Night of Navy, Carried Away DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Night of Navy, Watercolor Pencils
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack

The wind here in Salt Lake City has been blowing like CRAZY since yesterday!!! I have half expected seeing the Wicked Witch of the West flying by every time I go outside. Actually, I have also been thinking about Mary Poppins and the flying nannies ... THAT'S how windy it has been. At least the sky was blue, and I'll take that ANY day!!

Click "Back" for Melissa Stout and "Next" for Amy O'Neill ... I wouldn't mind being either ONE of them when I grow up!!

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Fab Friday #107

The sun is shining ... and I can actually see BLUE sky!!! This is what I would REALLY call a FAB FRIDAY!!! And I haven't had a chance to make any cards for a little while, so it was fun playing with paper and such!!

We are in FULL WEDDING MODE at my house!!! Wedding dress, reception venue, invitations, bridesmaid dresses, suits, flowers, photographer ... we have something in the works for pretty much EVERY aspect of my daughter's upcoming wedding in May ... I just hope it all comes together smoothly.

I am loving the little "window cutouts" from the Window Box Thinlits dies. They are SO super cute!! And SO super FUN to use!!! I deviated slightly from the actual sketch ... but since these are put out there for our "inspiration", I just rolled with it!!

Stamps: Designer Tee (SAB)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Party Animal DSP
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Window Box Thinlits Dies, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies, Designer Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, 3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB), Project Life Corner Rounder Punch

See? I more or less stuck to it ... kinda ... more or less ...

Here's a link to the Fab Friday Challenge Blog so you can play along:

Fab Friday Challenge Blog

Check out the Fab blogs of my fellow Fab Friends:

Mindy Backes
Cindy Beach
Heather Heroldt
Brian King
Amy Koenders
Justin Krieger
Amanda Mertz
Brenda Myers
Jan Tinklenberg

I really need to clean my house and do laundry! Is that a thing??? I guess so!!! Too much running around happens too much of the time. I'm going to use wedding prep as my excuse for pretty much EVERYthing that is falling behind in my universe right now ... hahaha! Because I CAN!!

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