Sunday, September 25, 2022

Monday Montage #223



And just like that we are working our way into fall! Sooooo glad we have cooled down (a little bit!)! I can actually feel a little crisp in the air ... what a speedy year this has been!


The He's the Man Suite of products?? Yep! I am an absolute FAN! These cards practically made themselves!! The images (which are just printed and pre-diecut ... easy peasy) are the BOMB! SUPER easy to just throw them together and then VOILA!

Not a single stamped image on either of these cards ANYwhere! Every single diecut is just so much fun! I used the Splatter Embossing Folder (from the Stripes and Splatters Duo) on each of these cards ... and just inked them a little with some Early Espresso ink and a sponge! 

Stamps: NONE
Paper: Sahara Sand, He's the Man Specialty DSP
Accessories: Rustic Metallic Dots, Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folder (Splatters)

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

Had the whole family over for dinner today ... and I'm POOPED! It will probably only take about 2 and a half minutes to fall asleep~

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to see Emily Kimmey - they both have brilliantly bright and spooky!

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Steppin' Up With the Freaks!

Ohmygosh! What a WEEK (and it's only MONDAY!)! This month the Control Freaks are Steppin' It Up! Cindy Elam made a GORGEOUS Autumn creation ... did ya see it???? It was BEAUTIFUL!I needed to make a couple of birthday cards for my nieces (one 5 and the other 7)! The ladybugs were the very FIRST thing that came to my 

This is my "quick-and-easy" version.  I punched the daisies and the ladybugs directly from cardstock ... the only stamping, other than the sentiment, was for the ladybugs' spots and the Daffodil Delight center on the daisy. Using the Gingham Cottage DSP made this come together SO easily.  I added a couple of Rustic Metallic Dots and called it good.

And here is my "stepped up" version! I added an extra ladybug AND an additional daisy. Also, I used some Shimmery Crystal Effects to make the ladybug spots and daisy center more 3D ... and I also added a splash of gingham ribbon as well as an additional Rustic Metallic Dot.

You can see the extra texture in this closeup ... 

Stamps: Charming Sentiments
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Gingham Cottage DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories: Ladybug Builder Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, Sentiment Silhouettes Dies, Black & White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Rustic Metallic Dots, White Embossing Powder

Next up? Deb Henderson! She has created some beautiful pheasant-y options!

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

Monday Montage #222



HOOOOT! Holy COW!! Salt Lake City has had the HOTTEST summer on record! We hit 107 degrees during a stretch of 10 days over 100 degrees! I am DONE! Sheesh!! THEN ... the jet stream MOVED and cooler air came in (YAY!) ... BUT it brought sooo much smoke from the California fires with it! Since I have had a cold for two weeks, the smoke has NOT been my friend!! Wah-wah-wah!! Oh well ... at least I got to stamp!


Oink! Oink! Oink!! I have resisted buying ANY of the piggy stamp sets for long enough ... this Birthday Piggy set finally pushed me over the edge! DANG! A piggy on a scooter! Accented with GINGHAM!! I think I am having cuteness overload! Scallops and polka dots as well ... I think my brain is gonna explode!

I've had so much fun lately coloring! I made three of these cards (which I NEVER do!) for family kiddos ... and the little piggy just makes me happy! And the Gingham Cottage DSP is just soooo yummy!

Stamps: Birthday Piggy
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Gingham Cottage DSP
Ink: Black; Stampin' Blends - Petal Pink, Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Playful Piggy Dies, Glossy Enamel Dots, Dots & Spots Die, Scalloped Contours Dies, Black and White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon

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

I need to get this cold thing to GO AWAY! My sinuses are kinda shot and I need them to get over themselves!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to see Julie Warnick - FABULOUS FUN from both of them!

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