Sunday, October 24, 2021

Monday Montage #200

Bring on the happy, bring on the music! It is time to CEL-E-BRATE the Monday Montage Team! It' doesn't even seem POSSIBLE that we have been doing this hop together since August 25, 2013 ... that's OVER 8 YEARS!!! It seems nearly IMPOSSIBLE that these lovely ladies have known each other for so long. I am so totally blessed to have them in my life as friends, and I am ALWAYS inspired by their talent!! So, since this is actually our 200th hop together, we are "celebrating"!!! And boy oh boy, did these guys pull out ALL the stops!What says CELEBRATE more than a CUPCAKE??? I mean, SERIOUSLY??!?? I love cupcakes of all shapes and sizes ... and flavors!! Had too much fun making this card and pretending that the cupcakes were actually EDIBLE!!

Stamps: Measured with Love, Sweet as a Peach (sentiment)
Paper: Soft Suede, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Black Memento, Versamark, Flirty Flamingo; Stampin' Blends - Light and Dark Pool Party, Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light and Dark Soft Suede, Light Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Scalloped Contours Dies, Basic Borders Dies, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella, Black 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon

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

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Non-Traditional Christmas with the Freaks!

Once again, I am Freakin' Out!! The Control Freaks are thinking "outside the box" this month with some unique and non-traditional Christmas cards. I absolutely LOVE the creations done by the ever-amazing Melissa Davies.  She is totally incredible!

My brain is absolute MUSH!! Between the physical therapist and my foot doctor I was put through the wringer today!! I am now on antibiotics to see if we can get my surgical incision to heal up ... it's being SUPER stubborn!!

Here's my non-traditional Christmas card ... Blackberry Bliss and foliage-printed DSP! I had fun with this one ... wish you could see how sparkly the "J" and "Y" are with their layer of Wink of Stella! 

Stamps: None!
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Bloom Where You're Planted DSP, Vellum
Ink: Wink of Stella
Accessories: Scalloped Contours Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Clear Epoxy Essentials, Whisper White Baker's Twine

Wish me luck and cross your fingers for me that the antibiotics do the trick on my foot/heel ... this is taking WAY longer than I had hoped for, but even slow progress is progress!

Next up? Cindy Elam! HOLY COW!! Her cards are GORGEOUS!!
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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Monday Montage #199

I have NO crutches, I have NO boot ... but I also have NO desire to wear a shoe on my owie foot yet!! Still working on healing ... and trying to remind myself every dang day that it took me more thhan a year and a half to get my foot/achilles problem to the uber-supreme level to which I had it prior to my surgery. I'm giving myself permission to take it easy and let my body do its thing. I also need to remmebr to try NOT to break myself by thinking I am as good as new already and overdoing it ... sigh ... just super grateful for modern medicine and the wondrous things they can do to fix the myriad of ways we break ourselves! I spent the entire weekend cleaning house, shopping and cooking ... and I mean a LOT of cooking! I made what I christened the First Annual Weixler Family OktoberFeast! I made two kinds of wurst, kaestaetzle, rotkohl, apple strudel, black forest cherry chocolate mini cakes, German potato cakes with applesaucee or sour cream and chives for topping, wheat and rye pumpkin sesame seeed bread, two warm and toasty drinks - pumpkin spice apple cider and non-alcoholic mulled wine. I also made a trip to the local German bakery (thanks Vosens!) to pick up some DELICIOUS and LARGE dark pretzels and baci rolls. Add to that some cheese and pickles and some grapes and you got a feast to behold, my friends. REALLY pleased with how well everything turned out! I am also very happy that I had time and inspiration to put together a quick little card for this week's Monday Montage Blog Hop. WHEW!!! What a weekend!

Just a quick little card made from the All Squared Away Stamps and Floral Square Dies ... to the rescue! After the weekend I had I was grateful to have inspiration and completion come to me so quickly this week. WHEW!! I needed that!

Stamps: All Squared Away 
Paper: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Floral Square Dies, Ornate Frames Dies, Textured Embossing Folder, Champagne Rhinestones, Fine Art Ribbon 

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

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