Sunday, November 26, 2017

Monday Montage #105

Can I just say I am STUFFED??? STILL??? Thanksgiving was last Thursday, and I haven't been hungry since!! We made another feast on Sunday (mostly so that we could have leftovers), so now my fridge is full of leftovers and happy ... and I am FULL and happy, too!! So, on to Monday Montage!

What a crazy week!!! Even when I SWEAR I am going to do ALL my Black Friday shopping online, I STILL end up in some sort of mall or store. It was fun to spend some time hanging out with my daughter and getting some things checked off of our list. If only I had my Christmas tree up!! At least this card got decorated, right???

Stamps: Merry Patterns
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Classic Label Punch

My goal by the end of this week is to have most of my Christmas shopping completed, and to have my Christmas decor all up (as well as my mama's!)!! Wish my luck! I am going to NEED it!!

Click "Back" for Melissa Stout and "Next" for Amy O'Neill ... BEST projects EVER!

 photo blogsignature_zpsakee3ogk.pngMon

Friday, November 24, 2017

Fab Friday #126

Not only is today Black Friday (for all you shopping enthusiasts!) ... it is also FAB FRIDAY!!! And my friends on the Fab Friday Design Team have cooked up some REALLY good projects to share! (Cooking ... yeah ... I've done a LOT of that in the past few days for Thanksgiving ... as I am SURE is true for many of you!! BEST thing about Thanksgiving is the LEFTOVERS, baby!)

For any of y'all who have been hanging out with me here from time to time, you KNOW how I struggle with "simple and easy" cards. I just don't know where to STOP most of the time ... and just keep going and going. NOT this week. This card was quick and easy ... and I hafta admit that I actually kinda LIKE it!!

Stamps:  Snowflake Sentiments, Acrylic Block for Rectangles
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Ink: Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy
Accessories:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, Rhinestone Basics Jewels

Even though I went "Christmas-y" with this color combo, you could go a LOT of directions with this. I'm thinking cards for little boys!!

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 need to get busy with some Black Friday shopping (all online, of course!!)! It's so nice to be able to shop from the comforts of home ... in my jammies ... with NO crowds!!!

 photo blogsignature_zpsakee3ogk.png

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happy Holidays from Happy Freaks!!!

After a bit of a hiatus, I am THRILLED to announce that the Control Freaks are Blog Tourin' again!!! Oh how i have missed playing with these fantastically creative women!!! Did you just come from the incredible blog of the ever-amazing LeeAnn Greff?? LOVE her whimsical and beautiful creativity!!

It snowed here in Salt Lake City on Saturday. Snow definitely helps my brain make the transition into the holiday season. I wasn't even feeling excitement about making Christmas-y cards until last week. NOW I am getting REALLY into it. I love the charm of the new Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies ... they are SOOOOO adorable!! Equally as charming are the sentiments that come in the coordinating Hearts Comes Home stamp set!!! Couldn't resist making a bit of a starry night on this card!

Stamps: Hearts Come Home
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies, 7/8" Striped Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Something else that gets me into the holiday spirit??? MUSIC!!! And I held out for as long as I could NOT listening to any Christmas-y music ... and finally caved this past week. What can I say??? I have been collecting tunes since I first got married. I have a VERY large collection, and need more than 3-4 weeks to really listen to it all!!

Stamps: Sheet Music, Hearts Come Home, Merry Patterns
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Early Expresso, Crumb Cake, Garden Green
Accessories: Pinewood Planks Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies (for the tiny heart) Foil Snowflakes, 3/8" Burlap Ribbon

Next up???  ... the ever-incomparable Mary Brown!! Can't even COUNT how many of her creations have inspired me over the years!!

 photo blogsignature_zpsakee3ogk.png

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Monday Montage #104

I'm not quite sure I have EVER had a week more magical than this past one ... I spent Monday through Wednesday at the Happiest Place on Earth (my home away from home aka Disneyland!). Then, I spent Thursday through Saturday hanging out with some of my VERY bestest friendies on the planet Earth ... my Stampin' Up peeps!! What a GREAT week!!! Now it's time for Monday Montage!

You have NO idea how hard it was for me to NOT use any of the "new" stampy goodness I acquired whilst at Stampin' Up's OnStage event this past week ... we are sworn to SECRECY until 1:00pm MST November 13. And there are SOOOOO many things I want out of the Occasions Catalog ... y'all are gonna D.I.E.!!!! But I got to play with these Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits, which was almost just as fun!!

Stamps: NONE!
Paper: Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Accessories: Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, Island Indigo Ombre Ribbon, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Silver Thread, Corner Rounder Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

I LOVED hugging all of my friends ... and laughing and eating ... and of COURSE, STAMPING!!! What a super fun week!!! This week is gonna feel quite dull in comparison. But I guess "normal" this close to the holidays is a good thing, right???

Click "Back" for Melissa Stout and "Next" for Amy O'Neill ... WONDERFUL!!

 photo blogsignature_zpsakee3ogk.pngMon