Sunday, May 21, 2023

Monday Montage #236


Here we are again ... it's time for the Monday Montage girls to share some fun new creations with you! These girls are ON FIRE!!!

Tappity-tap-tap-tap! And just like that I made a fun card from the new Just My Type stamp set (along with some help from the Countryside Contours Dies). And let's not forget the fun spiral die that is included in the Gorgeously Made Dies! This one came together pretty easily ... sometimes I get lucky!! 

I added a couple of the images from the Just My Type set to the Coastal Cabana cardstock behind the main images ... it's pretty cute, right??

Stamps: Just My Type
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Basic Black
Ink: Black Memento, Real Red, Coastal Cabana
Accessories:  Gorgeously Made Dies, Countryside Corners Dies, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/4" Black Gingham Ribbon, 

Friday, May 19, 2023

Planting a Freaky Garden!

The Control Freaks are planting a virtual garden this month, and you are invited to join us!  Debbie Henderson's was absolutely beautiful, don't you think?? This challenge was EASY PEASY (because, be honest, who doesn't own about a GAZILLION floral/nature stamps???!!??)

Although I am still mourning the loss of so many good core colors (Mango Melody and Sahara Sand!), I have to admit that I am utterly BEWITCHED by one of the new 2023-2025 In Colors - Pebbled Path! It's the PERFECT combo of almost-gray-almost-brown-but-not-quite-either! It's soooo much prettier in person ... and goes with so dang much! 

And I had to have this set mostly because of the spiral/stitched die that is in it ... be still my heart!

I "stole" this color combo from the ever-impressive Stampin' Up Artisan, Tammy Wilson. That girl is a stampin' WIZARD! I don't think she has EVER made an ugly card! I added a little Bubble Bath to mine, but I am loving this combo! I can't remember the last time I used FIVE different colors on one card!

Stamps: Gorgeously Made
Paper: Pebbled Path, Mellow Moss, Boho Blue, Bubble Bath, Moody Mauve, Whisper White
Ink: Mellow Moss, Pebbled Path, Boho Blue
Accessories: Gorgeously Made Dies, Twisted Rope Embossing Folder, Lined Thread

I shall have to "carb up" and go to bed early since I have to get up at Zero Dark Thirty (aka 3:30am!) tomorrow morning for the Ogden Half Marathon! I have to keep reminding myself that I MYSELF sign up for these things and pay the entrant fee ... so NO COMPLAINING!

Next up? Melissa Davies! Another exquisite garden!

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TGIF Challenge #420 - Sketch Challenge

I seem to be operating in a vacuum or something Things go into my brain and then they just bounce around and around and around, often getting lost in in the process!!! I made a card for this week's TGIF Challenge ... then realized when I went to post it that it was LAST week's challenge!! SHEESH!! If you'd like to check it out, here's a link to the TGIF Challenge challenge blog!

SQUUUUUEEEEE!!! The new Earthen Textures Bundle/Suite is THE BOMB!!! The colors, the DSP, the images, the TRIM ... I can't EVEN!!! I think it may be one of my favorite suites EVER EVER EVER!!! You NEEEEED this in your life!

Seeeee????? I roughed up the edges of each layer of DSP with the edge of my paper snips ... I love the "earthy" texture that is added by doing that!

Stamps: Earthen Textures
Paper: Misty Moonlight, Very Vanilla, Earthen Elegance DSP
Ink: Copper Clay, Boho Blue, Pebbled Path
Accessories:  Earthen Textures Dies, Natural 1/4" Wavy Trim, 2023-2025 In Color Dots, Linen Thread

Tomorrow I am running my second half marathon with the Huntsman Heroes (we raise money for cancer research) ... the Ogden Half! It's one of my faves as it is downhill and BEAUTIFUL!!
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