Friday, February 15, 2019

Fab Friday #157

As I sit here eating some chocolates and watching the last few episodes of A&E's most EXCELLENT version of Pride and Prejudice (started on Valentine's Day yesterday). I cannot love this series any MORE than I do! I watch it at least once a year ... but more often than not TWICE a year!! It's sooooo good!

This week's Fab Friday Challenge is a wonderful little sketch ... I actually had this entire card thought out in my head before I even started it. I think I finished it up in less than 15 minutes!! I LOVE it when that happens!

Stamps: Geared Up, Part of My Story
Paper: Whisper White, Classic Garage DSP, Vellum, Silver Foil
Ink: Black Memento
Accessories: Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, 1/4" Metallic Striped Ribbon, Metallic Pearls

I'm sure you will all find this a great source of inspiration!

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

Fab Friday Challenge Blog

Mindy Backes
Heather Heroldt
Brian King
Amy Koenders
Amanda Mertz
Brenda Myers

Due to crummy weather and road conditions, I didn't get to take my road trip up to Walla Walla to visit my BFF Bree Renwick! DRAT!!! I think we shall be FaceTime stamping today!! And maybe I will just stay inside and stay warm and go NOWHERE else!!! Have a lovely weekend!

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

I LOVE Succulents!

We are STILL up to our eyeballs in snow (well ... maybe just our knees!)!! I am SO grateful I don't "have" to go anywhere today (although I am planning on meeting a friend for lunch, so there's that!). My puppy absolutely LOVES the snow ... and she has to come SLAMMING in through the doggie door to let us know just how MUCH she loves it every time she goes outside!

I made another card using the Painted Seasons stamp set (I got it on preorder). It will be available starting on February 15 as an offering for round 2 of Sale-a-Bration. Ohmygosh! You guys NEEEEEED this set!! It is just SOOOO good. The images are beautiful, and the depth you get with them is just AMAZING!!

Stamps: Painted Seasons, Beauty Abounds
Paper: Crumb Cake, Highland Heather, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Ink: Highland Heather, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Corrugated Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, True Gentlemen Buttons

My puppy and my other non-puppy (she is almost 14, so I guess she qualifies as an old doggie!) and currently crashed out on top of my bed ... my poor bedspread is getting dirty with puppy-snow love ... oh well. They sure are CUTE!!
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

It's a SNOW DAY!!

I have lived in my neighborhood for 34 years ... and I can count on LESS than ONE HAND how many times a "snow day" has been called in order to keep people off the roads (schools, government office, etc. all CLOSED). Not that there haven't been PLENTY of days that SHOULD have been called off for snow ... but people in Utah are DIEHARDS ... and a little crazy!! So today being a "snow day" was a big surprise.

Not that it helps ME all that much. Being self employed and having your office a few blocks down the street means that you just put on your Sorrels and hike down the street! Even in such a short distance I saw a LOT of cars stuck and struggling ... Ol' Man Winter isn't even CLOSE to being done with us yet!

I got a happy package from Stampin' Up yesterday (so glad I got it before the weather went overboard!)! Oh MY!!! This embossing folder ... this stamp set ... BOTH of which will be a Sale-a-Bration option starting March 15 ... they are just SOOOOOO good!

Stamps: Painted Seasons, Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Petal Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Petal Pink, Granite Gray
Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Country Floral Embossing Folder, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Metallic Pearls

So I will sit in my office and work today and listen to the quiet ... not much traffic outside and the phones are pretty silent because all of the SMART people stayed at HOME today!! Stay warm and safe, my friends!
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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Monday Montage #132

Here we are again ... time to play with the Monday Montage team!!! And guess WHAT??!!?? We have added two new friends to the lineup ... soooo happy to have Charlet Mallet and Cheryl Curtis as part of our crew. Y'all are gonna LOVE them as much as I do!!

This card just makes me think of a picnic ... and springtime ... and warmer temperatures.  How about you??? I will be sad when Sale-a-Bration is over and the lovely gingham paper is all gone.

Stamps: Butterfly Gala
Paper: Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Gingham Gala DSP
Ink: Balmy Blue
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Butterfly Elements, Metallic Pearls, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, 1/8" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon

Here's a blog roll just in case you get "stuck" trying to hop around ...

Monday Montage Hoppers
Amy O'Neill - Amy's Paper Crafts
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey - Sugar Shack Designs
Charlet Mallet - Painted Orange
Cheryl Curtis - Pomp and Sustenance
Dani Dziama - Dani's Thoughtful Corner - NOT PARTICIPATING THIS WEEK
Elizabeth Price - Seeinginkspots
Julie Warnick - Julie Warnick Stampin' Up! Blog
Melissa Stout - The Stamp Doc
Wendy Weixler - Wickedly Wonderful Creations - YOU'RE ALREADY HERE!!

Just watched the most BORING Superbowl of ALL time (not that I am a huge fan of football anyway) ... the commercials were the best part ... aside from the halftime show with Adam Levine and Maroon 5 ... SWOOOOON!

Click "Back" for Melissa Stout and "Next" for Amy O'Neill ... much to love about BOTH of them!

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Fab Friday #156

Happy Fab Friday!!! I'm hoping this day finds you keeping yourselves WARM (especially my friends in the PolarVortex Midwest!)!! Lucky for us, the super-cold temperatures haven't gripped Utah. Question for the sub-sub-freezing peeps ... what do you do when your pets need to go potty??? -51 degrees outside seems it would be IMPOSSIBLE to let them out!! YIKES!!!

I was feeling the need for something evoking some warmer temperatures ... and this week's Fab Friday color combo made it EASY!!! I could've gone the "Valentine" route with these colors, but chose instead to bloom some flowers. What do you think??

Stamps: Incredible Like You
Paper: Whisper White, Grapefruit Grove
Ink: Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Dot to Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretty Label Punch

Pretty little combo, isn't it???

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
Heather Heroldt
Brian King
Amy Koenders
Amanda Mertz
Brenda Myers

I'm off work today (HOORAY!), and am going to lunch with a friend. Then, this evening, I am doing a night hike with another group of friends ... pretty sure I will be feeling it tomorrow!!

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