Sunday, October 22, 2023

Monday Montage #247


Ooooooooooooouuuuuuccchhh!!! Trying to come down from Oxy (I HATE the stuff and will NEVER take it again!) after having had my ACL and meniscus repaired surgically last Thursday afternoon. I made this card BEFORE I got on meds and had surgery .... so I was MUCH more with it when I created this for this week's Monday Montage. Fall-all-all-all-all is finally here!

Isn't it purdy??? LoveLove LOVE The Timeless Arrangements Dies soooo much .... even without the stamps! It would be VERY hard to make an ugly card with these dies, especially when accompanied with the All About Autumn DSP! (I used the "Hello" die from thee Rustic Crates Diess! Such a fun combo of things!

The layers and textures on this one really speak to ne! But I think that the multicolored pumpkins in the pix on the DSP is ON FIRE!!
Paper: Rose Gold Specialty Paper, Gold Foil Sheets, All About Autumn DSP, Inked Botanicals DSP
Ink: None
Accessories: Leaf Fall Embossing Folder, Timeless Arrangements Dies. Rustic Crates Dies (Hello) Copper & Natural Ribbons Combo Pack, Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots, 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 ... YAY for lovely projects from BEAUTIFUL friends!

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Friday, October 20, 2023

TGIFC #443 - Inspiration Challenge

My brain is oatmeal!! Sometimes I feel like I need a vacation from EVERYthing! But I HAD to make time to participatee inn this week's Inspiration Challennge for TGIF Challenge Blog!! Ohmygoodness! How ca-YOOT is this little owl??? I HAD to play!!

I have to confess ... I am always saying I need a vacation, right??? Well ... I am getting one, of sorts!! I had surgery YESTERDAY to repair my right ACL (which was totally torn!) and my meniscus (which was partially torn! Sooooo ... most of this card was created while I was ... how can I put this delicately .. HIGH AS A KITE!! It was a slooooowww proceess, but I am MORE than happy with the results! This was a super FUN challenge!!

I used a blending brush to create the soft pastel-y background ... Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and Misty Moonlight. I then proceeded to flick a little water on it using my fingertips and the faucet in my kitchen! My spritzer and water painters were DOWNstairs in my craft room and I was UPstairs with a brace from my ankle to my thigh ... yeah ... that was NOT happening! I offstamped the leafy images using Misty Moonlight to give them a softer vibe. I colored the little birdie and books with an assortment of Stampin' Blends ... I haven't had this much fun making a card in a long time!! I also roughed up the edges of the DSP and top layer of White Cardstock.

Stamps: Bird's Eye View
Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Neutrals 6"x6" DSP
Ink: Black StazOn, Misty Moonlight; Stampin' Blends - Gray Granite, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather
Accessories: Natural 1/4" Wavy Trim, Pastels Adhesive-Backed Sequins (retired ... sorry! I thought they were still current!)

The plan for the rest of the day (and the rest of the weekend!) is to do a whole lot of NOTHING!! At least I'm on the recovery side of things!!

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Monday, October 9, 2023

Monday Montage #246


Keep checking things of my MASSIVE to-do list! My oldest got married last Tuesday (YAY AND HOORAY AND FINALLY!)! One more crazy hurdle and then ... wait ... the holidays are coming!! But I am having surgery on my knee next week to repair my right ACL and meniscus (the real story is sooo lame and dumb let's just say I was pogo sticking and skateboarding simultaneously because that sounds better, ok??)! THEN I feel like I will be moving forward, albeit slowly for a while!

This is Hall-O-Ween! This is Hall-O-Ween! Pumpkins scream in the dead of night!!! I was totally going to bypass ALL Halloween crafty supplies and skip making Halloween cards, but I finally caved! (Thanks, Bree!) Now I want #allthespookythings! Sheesh! I used the little tags punches in the Trick & Treats Dies to make a wonky kind of banner to accent Frankie and Drac. Can't say I'm unhappy with the results!

I was kind of going for the "floating eyeball" effect with one of the Cheerful Effects embossing folder in the background ... how'd I do???

Stamps: Tricks & Treats
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green, Glorious Gingham DSP, Brights DSP, Neutrals DSP, Three Color Glimmer DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Accessories: Tricks & Treats Dies, Ribbon Duo Combo Pack, 1/4" Gingham Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Cheerful Effects Embossing Folder, Glossy Dots Assortment

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 ... little bit of Fall and little bit of Winter!

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