Monday, August 15, 2022

Monday Montage #220



Whooooooosh! That's the sound the weekend made as it went speeding right by my head! I need another day or two for catching up! Uggghhhhh ... I need a looooong nap! It was my hubby's birthday on Friday and we had the fam over for Sunday dinner and board games ... best part of my week by far!

I've been wanting to play with the Tulips dies since I got them a couple of months ago ... I'm about halfway through cleaning my craft space, so it's getting a little easier to create! I just need to find a little more TIME! 

Into the Clouds is quickly becoming my favorite embossing folder ... it's just sooooo good!

Stamps: Charming Sentiments
Paper: Petal Pink, Balmy Blue, Fresh Freesia, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Tulips Dies, Into the Clouds Embossing Folder, Scalloped Shapes Dies, White Embossing Powder, Pastel Pearls, Basic Black Gingham Ribbon

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

This post is a bit of a flyby ... I've been having technical difficulties trying to get this post up and it's 11:32pm ... my brain and body are wiped out!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to see Emily Kimmey ... A-MAZ-ING!!!

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Monday Montage #219

I seem to have had very little crafty time this summer! We've been doing quite a few home improvements ... and even thought they are little it seems they take up SOOO much time and make SUCH a mess!! I should really take an entire week of vacation ... and just stay home and clean, organize and finish some projects! HA! Like THAT is ever gonna happen! I'd have to tell everyone I was out of cell phone range and just turn my phone OFF!

I got a manicure yesterday and chose these colors (my ring finger nail has stripes of these colors!!)! Decided it was a fun combo for a card! I really like the new Into the Clouds Embossing folder! I also used the dotted border die from the Sentiment Silhouettes dies to create a sort of binder paper edge. I also couldn't resist using some retired Smoky Slate Gingham ribbon ... it just matched so well!

May the Medium Daisy Punch NEVER retire! It's a perfect staple ... it seems to go with everything!

Stamps: Charming Sentiments
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Beautiful Shapes Dies, Sentiment Silhouettes Dies, Medium Daisy Punch, Into the Clouds Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, Glossy Dots, Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon (retired)

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

Flying over eight hours in a little airplane is an adventure, to be sure!! It's the longest trip we've ever taken in our little homebuilt RV-9A! Coming home seemed to take longer than getting there, but we had such a great time with some good friends and saw an AMAZING bunch of airplanes (on the ground and in the air) at AirVenture 2022 in Oshkosh! It was a very relaxing and much-needed break! Now ... back to the grind!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to see Emily Kimmey ... LoveLoveLove both of them!

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Sunday, July 17, 2022

Monday Montage #218

It's hot, it's sunny, it's SUMMER!! Holy cow!! We had a loooong and cool spring, but summer seems to have gone into overdrive! I honestly haven't had much time to be crafty lately, so it was GREAT to have an excuse to get out some stamps, dies and paper to play!! I really need to do a massive clean up and destash in my craft room ... maybe next month?? Hahaha!

The Hippest Hippo might quite possibly my most favorite-ist new stamp set/dies combo that I have gotten for a long time! The images are ADORABLE and the dies are DARLING!! So many fun and varied possibilities! They most definitely make me happy!

I added highlights of Wink of Stella to the splashes of water and the little washtub. There's also a little bit of it on the lower edge of the cloud (which I colored with some light Gray Granite). A hippo with a snorkel??? What's NOT to love about THAT???

Stamps: Hippest Hippos, Penguin Place (sentiment)
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Black Memento, Bermuda Bay; Stampin' Blends - Gray Granite (light and Dark), Petal Pink (light and dark), Balmy Blue (light)
Accessories: White 3/4" Frayed Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Split Card Textures Dies, Hippo Dies, Beautiful Shapes Dies, Cloud Punch, Glossy Dots

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

Bree Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma - NOT PARTICIPATING THIS WEEK

We have some fun travel plans coming up ... we are flying to Oshkosh for an awesome airshow.  There will be airplanes, hot air balloons, presentations, friends, good food and LOTS to do! I love a good vacation!

Click "Next" to see Cheryl Curtis ... and "Back" to see Emily KimmeyThey are ALWAYS making fun things!

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Monday Montage #217

It's another long weekend for me (which I am SOOO happy about!)! We've been working on some projects around the house which pretty much means that the whole place is kinda an exercise in chaos!!  New floors, tile and paint on our back porch, and new shelving for the food storage room in our basement. It's going to look SO great once we get all the things in all the right places!

Being that we are celebrating Independence Day this weekend, I decided to make a card that was a dual purpose one! This is going to be a birthday card for a family cousin, but it also has the appropriate red, white and blue color scheme for this weekend!

I spend a lot of time coloring the central image on this card with my Stampin' Markers. It's a bit of a fussy process, but I love to color so it doesn't bother me one bit!

I also added a few random Champagne Rhinestones to give this card a little sparkle (fireworks, maybe??).

Stamps: Reason to Smile
Paper: Whisper White, Regals DSP, Neutrals DSP
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Garden Green
Accessories: White 3/4" Frayed Ribbon, Champagne Rhinestones, Stapler

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

Happy to have two more days off for my long weekend ... Monday for the 4th of July and Tuesday because that is my usual day off ... wahooooooo!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick ... and "Back" to see Julie WarnickBoth creations are beautiful!

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Monday Montage #216

It's Sunday evening, Father's Day and Monday Montage ... not to mention the weekend is over already! But my fellow Monday Montagers and I still home some fun and pretty things to share with y'all ... so c'mon along!

Customizable newspaper front pages ... how cool is this??? I cut some 1" strips from the Regals DSP to use as the backdrop to this birthday front page ... so much fun! I added a couple of pieces of 3/4" Frayed White Ribbon and a handful of Champagne Rhinestones and VOILA! This one came together pretty quickly, even with a bit of fussy cutting.

The rhinestones add just enough bling to the birthday candles and the headline ... perfect for a happy birthday celebration!

Stamps: Breaking News
Paper: Whisper White,Regals DSP
Ink: Black Memento, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Blackberry Bliss, Real Red
Accessories: White 3/4" Frayed Ribbon, Champagne Rhinestones

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

Ahhhh Monday ... it's back to work and the daily routine again! I really hope I get to do some fun crafting squeezed into it somewhere!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick ... and "Back" to see Julie WarnickOnce again, they nailed it!

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Favorite In Colors with the Freaks - 2022 Edition!

It's time to play with the Control Freaks one again! Did you see Melissa Davies ' ADORABLE card?? Check it out if you haven't ... I LOVE IT!! This month we are highlighting our favorite new In Colors ... and the choice for me was very easy!

I am a GREEN freak (as well as being a Control Freak!)!! Parakeet Party is right up my alley!!

When I was about 5 years old my sweet mama painted my bedroom pink ... and my furniture was antiqued green ... which means I have always loved the combo of green and pink together. Hence, my card!

Stamps: Sunny Splash
Paper: Whisper White, Polished Pink, Basic Black
Ink: Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Versamark
Accessories: Tailor Made Tags Dies, Beautiful Shapes Dies, Black & White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon, Glossy Enamel Dots, Parakeet Party Bakers Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Artistic Mix Decorative Masks

Swimsuits and gingham are such a good combo, don't you think? I'm not sure if the Baker's Twine bows are a little too much, but I decided that they were ok!

Next up? Cindy Elam! Her cards are beautiful!!

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Sunday, June 5, 2022

Monday Montage #215

It's Monday Montage time again, my friends!! I have done more crafting this week than I have during any other week in a loooooong time! (I'm participating in a 7-day scrapbook challenge on Instagram and it's been keeping me busy!).

I got to dig into a few of my fun new goodies ... and used some DSP that retired with the last mini catalog ... couldn't help myself!

I am LOVING the amount of fun, new masculine sets in this year's catalog! Having been on MANY week-long canoe trips with my hubby, I KNEW that this set was a MUST HAVE! It's just SOOOO good! This is where I couldn't resist using the Waves of the Ocean DSP that came out in the last mini catalog and retired last month.  It is just too-too perfect for this set!

I colored the canoe with my Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends and the guy's hat and oars with the Bermuda Bay Blends.  I also used the Blue Foils DSP behind the Waves DSP ... it's just such a great combo!

I tucked a little big of black and white Gingham Ribbon under the edge (and can see from the photo that I didn't press the top layer down all the way before I took the photo ... YIKES!)! I'm pretty happy with how this turned out!

Stamps: Adventurous Journey
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Waves of the Ocean DSP
Ink: Black Memento, Versamark, Granny Apple Green; Stampin' Blends - Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Gingham Ribbon

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

Feeling QUITE happy with the turn in the weather ... I'm thinking we may FINALLY be coming out of snowy weather and COOOLD temps and moving into SUMMER!! YAY!!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick ... and "Back" to see Julie WarnickGreat work from both of them!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

We Create Blog Hop - My NEW Favorite Things

This is going to be a very quick "fly-by" kind of post! Life has been more than busy lately!  This month the WCBH ladies are sharing some of our new favorite things from the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! Woot! Woot! Let's get to it!!

The new In Colors this year are OFF THE HOOK!! I think I love every single one of them!! I paired some of the new Pale Papaya and Sweet Sorbet with one of my all-time favorites, Coastal Cabana! I also used the new Sending Smiles stamps/dies and the Gingham Embossing Folder. LOVELOVELOVE!

Stamps: Sending Smiles
Paper: Whisper White, Pale Papaya, Sweet Sorbet, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Pale Papaya, Sweet Sorbet, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Sending Dies, Sweet Sorbet 1/8" Metallic Woven Ribbon, Gingham Embossing Folder

Isn't the sparkly Sweet Sorbet ribbon just DREAMY??? I think so!

We Create Blog Hop Blog Roll -
MAY 2022

Wendy Weixler - YOU ARE HERE

Go check out the rest of the lovely green creations of these wonderfully crafty ladies! Next up? Kimberley Morris!
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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Monday Montage #214

Yay and Hooray!! It's time to play with the Monday Montage girls again! I love to have a reason to create (not that I always need one!) ... and these women inspire me in so many different ways! I placed TWO Stampin' Up orders last week, so it was fun to dig into new goodies!

The Pretty Pop-Ups Dies are kind of neat. I decided to layer the one I used for the main image, so I cut it out twice - once in Petal Pink for the card front itself, and once in Whisper White. I placed the Whisper White one directly behind the card front so that I could lift the "pop-up" portions of the image and give them a little more depth with the bits of white peeking through.

I also sponged the raised edges of the Pretty Pop-Ups Die and the edge of the oval scalloped die I used for the sentiment with a little bit of Petal Pink ink ... it added a lot of depth and dimension. Adding a few Champagne 
Rhinestones were the perfect little touch of bling!

Stamps: Ranunculous Romance (sentiment)
Paper: Petal Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Petal Pink, Versamark
Accessories: Pretty Pop Ups Dies, Double Oval Punch, White 3/4" Frayed Ribbon, Linen Thread, Champagne Rhinestones

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

Ragnar Race last weekend? Check! Ogden Half Marathon on Saturday? Check! I don't have any official races on my calendar for a bit, so my body will be grateful for the break!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick ... and "Back" to see Julie WarnickLoveLoveLove what they came up with ... you will, too!

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