Monday, September 25, 2023

Monday Montage #245


Whelp ... high school reunion is over and was very successful ... son's wedding is just over a week away (yay!) ... and I was able to make ONE clean, flat surface on which to create a card! Sooooo ... welcome to this week's Monday Montage!

Oooooo-la-la! I couldn't NOT WAIT to get my hands on the new Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks (available in the 2023 Holiday Mini Catalog). I made the flowers/leaves with small brush and ink, and the herringbone pattern was made using a mask and some embossing paste. I lightly brushed some Lost Lagoon ink over the dried embossing paste. The centers of the flowers are also made using embossing paste ... I am very happy with how this turned out!

The Something Fancy stamps/dies are also moving to the top of My Favorite Things list! VERY versatile and pretty!

Stamps: Something Fancy
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Fresh Freesia, Bubble Bath, Berry Burst, Lost Lagoon, Memento Black
Accessories: Something Fancy Dies, Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks, 1/4" Gingham Ribbon, Embossing Paste, Classic Matte Dots

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

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to see Julie Warnick ... always lovely and inspiring!

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Monday, September 11, 2023

Monday Montage #244


Aaaaaack! Wedding prep (my oldest is getting married on October 3)! High school reunion (yeah, I'm in charge and it is next Saturday, September 16)!! Working extra hours (my sister in law and I job share at our family business and she is out of town!)! And COVID! (Yep! Got that as a souvenir brought home from a short trip to Disneyland for my birthday!)! I don't even know what day it is half of the time ... but I digress!! I am LATE posting this, but welcome to Monday Montage!!

Here are a few of my NEW favorite things (I totally sang that line to myself! Feel free to do that as well!)! Pebbled Path cardstock? Yes!! Brilliant Background Dies?? Yes!! Something Fancy AND Designer Tags Dies?? Yes! YES!! Gorgeously Made Dies?? Yes (I have used these many times already and find them to be irresistible)! Not to mention the Natural Wavy Trim which has also been used before by me ... and is DIVINE!!

Up close you can see how the texture from the Something Fancy Die  is the PERFECT companion to the Brilliant Background die I used on the Gray Granite layer in the background! I also roughed up the edges of that layer to give the whole overall card a more distressed/vintage look.

Stamps: Something Fancy
Paper: Whisper White, Pebbled Path, Fresh Freesia, Les Shoppes DSP
Ink: Pebbled Path
Accessories: Brilliant Backgrounds Dies, Something Fancy Dies, Designer Tags Ties, Gorgeously Made Dies, Adhesive-Backed Speckled Dots, White Baker's Twine, Natural Wavy Trim

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

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to see Emily Kimmey ... they are both ALWAYS on point!

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