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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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Clean & Simple Control Freaks

Welcome to another Blog Tour with the Control Freaks! This month we are going "Clean & Simple" (something I always struggle with!! Did you see what Bree Renwick did?? SUCH a gorggeous set of cards! 

Black, white and red ... I have ALWAYS loved any creations I have seen with this clean and simple color combo! I stuck with one stamp set/punch bundle ... the "Sweetest Cherries" is darling! I have always been a sucker for ANY stamp set that features a piece of fruit!! Every. Dang. Time! The Split Card Textures Dies are FABULOUS! Run the diecut one time and you have this DREAMY background!

Stamps: Sweet Cherries
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red, Versamark, Wink of Stella
Accessories: Split Card Textures Die, Cherry Builder Punch, Black & White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder

See what I mean??? A little bit of gingham ribbon and a splash of Wink of Stella and VOILA!! This really was easy and I think it came out pretty cute!

I'm headed off Saturday morning to run the Ogden Half Marathon ... my first half since my achilles/bone spur/bursae surgery last August!  SOOOO happy to be back in the game, even if it is slowly!

Next up? LeeAnn Greff! GORGEOUS and ELEGANT!!

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Monday Montage #213

Welcome to another round of fun with the Monday Montage Crew!! What a crazy week it has been! I spent three days at Disneyland (I have MISSED my "home away from home" sooo much!). I've been trying to get things finished up so that we can close on the sale of my mama's condo this week ... and I had an 8-mile downhill training run on Saturday. Sheesh!! Glad I had already made my card for this week's blog hop or I would have been in TROUBLE!!

Ok ... be HONEST ... what's NOT to love about EVERYthing in the "He's the Man" suite of goodies?? HONESTLY!! I cheated a little and used the retired Macrame 3D embossing folder and the retired Braided Linen Trim (it's one of my all-time faves!)! The "He's the Man" DSP is INSANE!! I totally freakin' LOVE it and all the fun diet images it comes with ... they are just PERFECT!!

I used a little Early Espresso ink on a sponge to highlight the embossed image in the background. I also roughed up the edges a bit to give this whole card a more rustic feel. The VW Bus diecut image is my FAVE!

Stamps: NONE!
Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Succulent, Cajun Craze, He's the Man DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: All That Dies, 3D Macrame Embossing Folder (retired), Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots, Braided Linen Trim (retired)

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

Sooooo ... it is officially "race" season. I am participating in the Zion Ragnar Trail Race this coming weekend ... and the Ogden Half Marathon the following weekend. CanNOT tell you how grateful I am too be OUT of pain and mostly mended after over two years of struggling with my Achilles, bone spurs and an inflamed bursae. Surgery was a resounding success and I feel pretty dang good! Thanks for stopping by!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick ... and "Back" to see Julie WarnickWOWSERS!

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

We Create Blog Hop - Flower Frenzy

The sights and smells of spring are EVERYwhere! I love going outside for a run or to take my doggie for a walk up the canyon and smelling the sweet blossoms floating through the air and the beautiful colors coming up through the soil, don't you?? (LUCKY for me I don't have allergies!) This month the WCBH ladies are saluting all things flowery with the "Flower Frenzy" theme.

I am going to miss the "Batik Boutique" stamps and dies. They are sooo much fun to play with!

I used some of the new YUMMY Hues of Happiness DSP to inspire this card ... the color combo just embodies EVERYthing spring to me!! Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Mossy Meadow ... super bright and fun!
Stamps: Batik Boutique, Happiness Abounds
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Versamark
Accessories: Batik Dies, Beautiful Shapes Dies, Whisper White Embossing Powder

Here's a little closeup for ya ... The dies and stamps go PERFECTLY with the Hues of Happiness DSP, don't they??

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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