Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Happy Holidays from the Freaks!

I seem to have skipped right past fall and gone to Christmas (as far as card making goes!)!! But the Control Freaks are ramping it up for the holidays already!! If you just came from the super-creative Bree Renwick you would have seen some happily haunting Halloween cards! I LOVE them!! Because I am STILL reorganizing/cleaning my craft space, I decided to use some of the things that were left out from the card I posted last Sunday night ... and they worked GREAT!! 

I have always loved the combination of gold with Very Vanilla ... it is just so elegant!! This card actually came together quite quickly and easily ... I am really loving how the Whimsical Woodland 3D Embossing Folder provides such a great contrast in the background!
It was really hard to capture the gold sentiment ... I used some gold embossing powder over Versamark ... hard to tell, but in person in looks SO shiny and fun!

Stamps: Framed & Festive Stamp Set
Paper: Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Framed Florets Dies, Gold Adhesive-backed Swirls, Gold 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon, Whimsical Woodland 3D Embossing Folder, Trio Corner Punch (retired ... and I forgot!! Sorry ... it's one of my faves!), Gold Embossing Powder

We are installing gas log inserts to the two chimneys in our house. The house is 102 years old, and the chimneys have been CRUMBLING down for years (they ended up being in MUCH worse shape than we had originally thought!). We haven't had a fire in MANY years because Salt Lake City gets the WORST air pollution during the winter (we are kinda shaped like a bowl with mountains surrounding the valley, so all bad air gets trapped in an inversion between storms). I can't WAIT until they are all completed ... TWO working fireplaces!! I LOVE to snuggle and read in front of a lovely fire, and the weather is starting to turn crisp ... something SUPER fun to look forward to!

Next up? Deb Henderson! Can't WAIT to see what she did (I didn't see a preview!)!

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Monday Montage #224



Halloween decorations are UP ... but I still need to work on a costume AND have our second annual Weixler Family Oktoberfeast (I need more weekends this month!)! Craft room is still a DISASTER ... which makes creating tricky at best! BUT, I shall persevere! So here is this week's Monday Montage creation.


Something NEW is on the horizon ... the Fitting Florets Collection! Stamps, dies, DSP, embellishments ... my oh my, but this stuff is PURRRRDY!

Also played with my new Stitchery stamps (looks very legit around the edges, don't you think??)!

Here's a close up ... used my Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends for the flowers and a little bit of Old Olive/Mossy Meadow for the greenery. The images from this set are SOOO elegant!

Stamps: Framed Florets, Stitchery
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink
Ink: Black Memento; Stampin' Blends - Light and Dark Petal Pink, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Light and Dark Old Olive, Light and Dark Mossy Meadow
Framed Florets Dies, Gold Adhesive-backed Swirls, Gold 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon

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

TOMORROW is the day I plan on reclaiming my craft space ... every last inch!! I need to work on some things and need a clean slate to work on!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to see Julie Warnick - clever creations as usual!

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