Sunday, March 20, 2022

Monday Montage #210

Hey friends ... we are back with the Monday Montage Girls. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to create and share something I love. Crafting has always been therapeutic for me (since I was a little girl). And Heaven knows I have really needed it this weekend ...

Spring is on its way, and nothing feels more like spring to me than ladybugs and flowers. We had more snow today, but the weather on Friday was absolutely gorgeous ... hopefully we will be getting more of THAT kind of weather before too long.

I added a little hand-drawn stitching using my chalk marker. With a little help from the vellum doilies, Whisper White craft ink and a sponge I was able to create a little bit of a "lacy" background effect here, too! Some polka dots with the aid of the Polka Dot embossing folder and I had it.

Stamps: Hello Ladybug
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Versamark, Chalk Marker
Accessories: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Ladybug Punch, Vellum Doilies, Checks & Dots Embossing Folder, Stapler, Faux Linen Ribbon (from the Flowers for Every Season Combo Pack)

This post is very brief. The past week has been a rollercoaster and a whirlwind all wrapped into one. My dear, sweet mama went to meet my daddy in Heaven last Wednesday. It has been a long road for us ... years and years of struggles are finally over for my mama ... and as sad as I am for us, I am very happy for her as she is no longer trapped in a body with so many infirmities and a mind that was foggy. I will probably talk a little more about this in future posts, but as of now I am both physically and emotionally wiped out. I really am ok (and thanks to so many of you who have reached out with your love and support). Grief is a process for sure!

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

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to visit Julie Warnick! Love these women and their amazing talent!

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Sunday, March 6, 2022

Monday Montage #209

I have typed this ding-dang blog post four different times already!! URRRRRGGGHHH! Blogger is being an absolute JERK to me today!! And I'm tired and wanna go to bed because it's freakin' COLD due to the crazy winter storm we had from Saturday night to Sunday morning! Stupid groundhog ... I was just starting to get used to the temps in the 60's ... dang it!

Made this slimline birthday card for my super adorable grandnephew Jordan's 2nd birthday. When I say adorable, I am not exaggerating. That boy is cute, funny, happy, charming, sweet, lovable and wonderful! I didn't want to make hin just "any ol' card". I had fun making the watercolor background on this using my Aquapainter and lifting the ink out of the lids of my ink pads. I also used the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch to make the little blocks to put behind the letters of his name ... I slid thee punched images back into the punch after punching them once so that I cut alter them to make them square ... I punched off the extra length (if that makes sense). Love how they turned out!

The photos don't do this cute little card justice. The Wink of Stella I added to the little penguins balloon and the letters in Jordan's name aren't really showing up in the pix ... but that little bit of sparkle is JUST what they needed!

Stamps: Count On Me, Sweet as a Peach (sentiment)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Real Red, Poppy Parade, Watercolor
Ink: Midnight Muse, Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Wink of Stella, Versamark, Memeto Black; Stampin' Blends - Mango Melody (light and dark), Basic Black (light and dark)
Accessories: Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch, Playful Alphabet Dies, Blue Adhesive Backed Gems, White Embossing Powder

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

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to visit Emily Kimmey! WOW oh WOW!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

We Create Blog Hop - Sporting Green

Green is my favorite color. It took me years to actually realize that this was the truth, but SOOOO much of my wardrobe is green ... in every possible shade (but olive green seems to be the front runner). I have dresses, shirts, sweaters, pants, tees, socks and shoes that are green. So this month's WCBH theme "Sporting Green" is right up my alley!

I took the two-heart stamp image from the Nuts & Bolts stamp set and created a bunch of shamrocks. To be fair, there is a bunch of fussy cutting going on here, but I find that therapeutic!

Stamps: Nuts & Bolts, Hello Ladybugs (sentiment)
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green
Ink: Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories: Ornate Frames Dies, Stitched Greenery Dies, Metallic Pearls, Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems

I used some gold metallic pearls and some Blue Adhesive-Backed gems to set off the centers of these little shamrocks.  I hand cut the stems for the clovers since I couldn't find an image that would work, and they were super easy to snip out!

We Create Blog Hop Blog Roll -
MARCH 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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