Sunday, April 30, 2023

Monday Montage #235


I reaaaallly need to reorganize, purge, clean and sort my craft room ... I have waaaayyy too much stuff ... and I have a TON of stuff that has just ended up there even though it has no business being in a craft room! It's hard to get motivated to do something that you don't really want to do, isn't it??

A few more new toys were used to make this week's Monday Montage Creation.  The Elegant Borders Dies ... YES!  The Stamped With Love Stamp Set ... YES! The Countryside Corner Dies ... YES-YES!! I also used the Tropical Leaf Punch and Stamps again (online exclusives). I like them a LOT!

I have always been a fan of Pool Party ... it is just such a lovely color! It works for so many different types of images. 

Stamps: Stamped With Love, Tropical Leaf
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Black Memento, Pool Party; Stamping Blends - Smoky Slate, Pool Party
Accessories: Tropical Leaf Punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Elegant Borders Dies, Countryside Corners Dies

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

Wish me luck ... I'm going to start to make a DEEP DIVE into my craft room and try to put it back into shape. I think if I set a timer for an hour and just go do it a little at a time, I will get there before I know it!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to see Julie Warnick - LOVE being sandwiched between two such talented ladies!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Control Freak Sketchin'!

We are getting sketchy with the Control Freaks this month!  Cindy Elam did an AMAZING job, as usual!! I pulled out some new stamps, paper, ribbon AND gems to play with ... so let's get started!

LOTS of pieces going on here ... I love a good sketch challenge!!

So. Much. Pink! I am so totally SMITTEN with the new Bubble Bath (core color) and Moody Mauve (2023-2025 In Color) shades of pink!! They are both sooooo good! The cupcake and flowers (along with the sentiment) are from a new set (available next month) called "Circle Sayings" ... such a good combo with the Online Exclusive 3D Embossing Folders, right???

Up close and personal ...

Stamps: Circle Sayings
Paper: Bubble Bath, Moody Mauve, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Moody Mauve
Accessories: 2 3/8" Circle Punch, 2023-2025 In Color Gems, Basics 3D Embossing Folders, Moody Mauve Ribbon, Stapler

I saw some forsythia bushes that had actually turned YELLOW!! We have been sooooo sloooow to get to spring, but it looks like it is finally coming (although it was only 37 degrees this morning!!)!

Next up? Bree Renwick! LOVE the color combo she chose!

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Sunday, April 16, 2023

Monday Montage #234


Hallelujah!! We haven’t had any new snow of substance for the past two weeks!! We had one day when we got upon to 82 degrees!! (And then it dropped to 35 degrees about two days later!) Looks like we are on our way to more sunny days … and I couldn’t be happier about it!

My 2023-2024 Catalog Preorder arrived a few days ago … so much pretty paper! LOTS of new colors and some returning favorites! I used some of the returning Lemon Lime Twist to make a background for this adorable “Little Monkey”. I knew he was going to have to come and stay at my house! My grandnephew LOVES the “5 Little Monkeys” song I taught him back in February.  His mom and dad say he walks around the house shouting “Snap that Monkey” all the time! I think he is going to get this card in the mail!

See what I mean??? This little monkey is totally ADORBS!! I will be getting a LOT of use out of him!

Stamps: Little Monkey
Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Lemon Lolly, Very Vanilla
Ink: Black Memento; Stamping Blends - Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green
Accessories: Raindrops Embossing Folder, 2 3/8” Circle Punch, 2023-2025 In Color Dots, 3/8” Gingham Ribbon

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

My first half marathon of the season is coming up on Saturday … the Salt Lake Half! It’s been a long road this season, but I think I’m ready!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to see Julie Warnick - BEAUTIFUL work by both!

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