Monday, March 27, 2023

Monday Montage #233


“It’s gonna be cold, I t’s gonna be gray, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.” DANG that groundhog!! We are still getting snow even when the forecast isn’t predicting it!! I would be handling it MUCH better if I could see some occasional blue skies and feel some sun! DOUBLE DANG! I know it will happen eventually … I think … I hope!

Meanwhile … here’s a card I made a few weeks back and never got around to posting (my life!)! I really love the color scheme, although I can’t seem to find the DSP in my craft room (also, my life!)! I know it’s there … I will find it and post the name of it shortly! (I found it! It is called "Fitting Florets" ... and it was only available as an online exclusive back in December/January!)

I sponged the Whisper White background layer with some Blushing Bride ink. I love how it gives it a bit of a watercolor effect. I also distressed the edges of the DSP strip with the edge of a pair of scissors … 

Stamps: Framed Florets
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Fitting Florets DSP
Ink: Blushing Bride, Versamark, Black Memento; Stamping Blends - Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Mellown Moss, Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink
Accessories:  Framed Florets Dies, Whisper White Frayed Ribbon, White Baker’s Twine, White Embossing Powder, Solid Faceted Gems

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

Gonna go put on my snow boots and walk to work (again!) because I just don’t have the energy to scrape my windshields off once work is over today (again!)!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to see Julie Warnick - they have some SPRING going on!

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Friday, March 24, 2023

TGIF #413 - Product Challenge - Vellum Overlay

I’m not gonna bore you with a snow report (stupid groundhog!) … because it feels like that is all I have to report … ever … and ever … At least my snow boots have felt the love this year! This week's product TGIF Challenge is using vellum as an overlay. Let’s get to it!

I will always and forever be obsessed with all things polka dot. Always. And forever. And I am praying-praying-praying that Granny Apple Green survives the color refresh which will be released by Stampin’ Up soon. It is my fave right now! In used Versamark/embossing powder to create the leaves I stamped on vellum. The Tropical Leaf Punch came in VERY handy for all of my larger leaves! I did some fussy cutting on the smaller leaves … which I didn't mind at ALL sinced I find it kind of relaxing! I frayed the White Frayed Ribbon (which sounds kinda bizarre!), but I love the dimension it added behind the Polished Pink bow.

Up close and personal you can see how smashingly the little pink Frosted Dots compliment the Polished Pink bow … they are also a must have and part of our Online Exclusives!

Stamps: Tropical Leaf
Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Vellum
Ink: Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories:  Tropical Leaf Punch, Loose Frosted Dots, White 3/4” Frayed Ribbon, Polished Pink 3/8” Open Weave Ribbon, Basic 3D Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder

I walked to work today (which is easy for me since it is only a few blocks from my house)! Seemed easier than having to remove several inches of snow from my car at the end of the day!
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Sunday, March 19, 2023

Colorful Freaks!

I have been participating in the Control Freaks Blog Tour since 2009 (NOT kidding!) and I can’t remember the last time we did an old fashioned color challenge … so here we go! Cindy Elam NAILED it with two GORGEOUS floral creations!! If you haven’t seen them, make sure to check 'em out!

Aren’t these colors just yummy together??? They are just SCREAMING spring to me!!

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I am RIDICULOUSLY enamored with the Ready Rhino Stamp Set/Dies … AND the Basic 3D Embossing Folders … BOTH of which are Online Exclusives right now! I have always had a “thing” for all things hippo and rhino. What’s NOT to love, right??

CuteCuteCUTE, right??!!??

Stamps: Ready Rhino
Paper: Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Greem, Highland Heather, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Ink: Black Memento, Versamark; Stampin’ Blends - Balmy Blue
Accessories: Rhinon Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Metallic Pearls, Basic 3D Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder

If we didn’t actually need 2-3 more winters with the INSANE amount of rain/snow that we have had this year I would be kinda whiny about the forecast facing us here in Utah this week … rain, rain and MORE rain! First day of spring is almost here, and we seem to be on winter overdrive! I hope our house doesn’t end up underwater once all the snow in the mountains starts melting its way down!

Next up? Bree Renwick! She created a LOVELY “Ode” to spring AND Easter!

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Sunday, March 5, 2023

Monday Montage #232


I'm still holding out hope that spring is going to start showing its pretty little head. Mother Nature seems to have other ideas, as snow storm after snow storm keep feeling one another into the Salt Lake Valley. DEFINTELY what we need for our current state of drought .... but I am really starting to craaaaave me some flowers and sunshine!

The Detailed Desert Dies bring to mind to me the many lovely handmade Southwest rugs we have acquired through our business for our customers. These Native-American creations often contain dark reds, deep blues and blacks, accented with tans and creams.  So, I couldn't help myself as a made a more masculine and a more feminine card in this color scheme.

Up close on the masculine card you can see the crosshatch pattern from the Basic 3D Embossing Folder on the Tahitian Tide and Vanilla Layers ... I sponged the Vanilla layer with a little bit of Cajun Craze ink. 

Stamps: Delicate Desert
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Tahitian Tide Cajun Craze
Ink: Cajun Craze
Accessories:  Desert Details Dies, Basic 3D Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Natural Finish 7/8" Ribbon, Blue Rhinestones, Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots

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

Enjoy your week!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to see Emily Kimmey - fantastically fabulous from them both!

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