Monday, August 29, 2022

Monday Montage #221



YAY and HOORAY! Today is my birthday (27 again!)! Had the fam and friends over for a delicious meal prepared entirely by my husband! Had a lovely visit and was FLOODED with love and well wishes via text, phone calls, video messages and Facebook! Boy do I feel LOVED!!


Was inspired to make this card after having seen this one created by Tina Wardell. How CUTE is this little dancing hippo anyway?? I just can’t even with this set! Love everything about it!

My little grand niece is going to love the ballerina aspects flanked by two washtubs full of flowers . . .  Can’t say I blame her!

Stamps: Hippest Hippos, Celebrate with Tags
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Polished Pink, Versamark
Ink: Black, Gray Granite, Blushing Bride Highland Heather, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Versamark, Wink of Stella
Accessories: Hippo Dies, Cloud Punch, In Color Baker’s Twine, Glossy Enamel Dots, Whisper White Embossing Powder

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

Finished a half marathon Saturday ..l feel pretty good and had my best time in a long time! Heading out early tomorrow morning to spend a couple days at Disneyland! Feeling pretty dang spoiled!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to see Julie Warnick - couldn’t be sandwiched between two more talented women!

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Friday, August 19, 2022

Seeing Spots with the Freaks!

We are seeing SPOTS and CIRCLES this month with the Control Freaks! You should just have come from the the wonderfully creative Bree Renwick's blog ... and she NAILED the challenge with a GREAT masculine card! I know I have mentioned before that I struggle with "dude" cards. One thing for sure is that Bree does NOT!!

Since we are still in the heat of summer, I am STILL thinking all things fruity! I stole the little citrus wedge image from the Cup of Tea stamp set and stamped it in Polished Pink, Parakeet Party and Pale Papaya (soooo many "P" colors!)! Lots of diecutting, but I love the way it turned out!

Stamps: Cup of Tea
Paper: Whisper White, Parakeet Party, Basic Black
Ink: Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Pale Papaya, Black Memento
Accessories: Teacup Dies, Black & White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon

I used the little tea bag tag dies to add a little dangling sentiment to this. I used to LOVE making dangling sentiments! I haven't done it for a while and it makes me happy!

Next up? Deb Henderson! Her butterfly creation is SPOT ON!!

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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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