Sunday, June 19, 2022

Monday Montage #216








It's Sunday evening, Father's Day and Monday Montage ... not to mention the weekend is over already! But my fellow Monday Montagers and I still home some fun and pretty things to share with y'all ... so c'mon along!






Customizable newspaper front pages ... how cool is this??? I cut some 1" strips from the Regals DSP to use as the backdrop to this birthday front page ... so much fun! I added a couple of pieces of 3/4" Frayed White Ribbon and a handful of Champagne Rhinestones and VOILA! This one came together pretty quickly, even with a bit of fussy cutting.






The rhinestones add just enough bling to the birthday candles and the headline ... perfect for a happy birthday celebration!

Stamps: Breaking News
Paper: Whisper White,Regals DSP
Ink: Black Memento, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Blackberry Bliss, Real Red
Accessories: White 3/4" Frayed Ribbon, Champagne Rhinestones




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


Ahhhh Monday ... it's back to work and the daily routine again! I really hope I get to do some fun crafting squeezed into it somewhere!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick ... and "Back" to see Julie WarnickOnce again, they nailed it!


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Favorite In Colors with the Freaks - 2022 Edition!





It's time to play with the Control Freaks one again! Did you see Melissa Davies ' ADORABLE card?? Check it out if you haven't ... I LOVE IT!! This month we are highlighting our favorite new In Colors ... and the choice for me was very easy!

I am a GREEN freak (as well as being a Control Freak!)!! Parakeet Party is right up my alley!!

When I was about 5 years old my sweet mama painted my bedroom pink ... and my furniture was antiqued green ... which means I have always loved the combo of green and pink together. Hence, my card!

Stamps: Sunny Splash
Paper: Whisper White, Polished Pink, Basic Black
Ink: Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Versamark
Accessories: Tailor Made Tags Dies, Beautiful Shapes Dies, Black & White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon, Glossy Enamel Dots, Parakeet Party Bakers Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Artistic Mix Decorative Masks






Swimsuits and gingham are such a good combo, don't you think? I'm not sure if the Baker's Twine bows are a little too much, but I decided that they were ok!


Next up? Cindy Elam! Her cards are beautiful!!

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Sunday, June 5, 2022

Monday Montage #215







It's Monday Montage time again, my friends!! I have done more crafting this week than I have during any other week in a loooooong time! (I'm participating in a 7-day scrapbook challenge on Instagram and it's been keeping me busy!).

I got to dig into a few of my fun new goodies ... and used some DSP that retired with the last mini catalog ... couldn't help myself!


I am LOVING the amount of fun, new masculine sets in this year's catalog! Having been on MANY week-long canoe trips with my hubby, I KNEW that this set was a MUST HAVE! It's just SOOOO good! This is where I couldn't resist using the Waves of the Ocean DSP that came out in the last mini catalog and retired last month.  It is just too-too perfect for this set!

I colored the canoe with my Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends and the guy's hat and oars with the Bermuda Bay Blends.  I also used the Blue Foils DSP behind the Waves DSP ... it's just such a great combo!






I tucked a little big of black and white Gingham Ribbon under the edge (and can see from the photo that I didn't press the top layer down all the way before I took the photo ... YIKES!)! I'm pretty happy with how this turned out!

Stamps: Adventurous Journey
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Waves of the Ocean DSP
Ink: Black Memento, Versamark, Granny Apple Green; Stampin' Blends - Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Gingham Ribbon




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


Feeling QUITE happy with the turn in the weather ... I'm thinking we may FINALLY be coming out of snowy weather and COOOLD temps and moving into SUMMER!! YAY!!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick ... and "Back" to see Julie WarnickGreat work from both of them!


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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

We Create Blog Hop - My NEW Favorite Things






This is going to be a very quick "fly-by" kind of post! Life has been more than busy lately!  This month the WCBH ladies are sharing some of our new favorite things from the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! Woot! Woot! Let's get to it!!




The new In Colors this year are OFF THE HOOK!! I think I love every single one of them!! I paired some of the new Pale Papaya and Sweet Sorbet with one of my all-time favorites, Coastal Cabana! I also used the new Sending Smiles stamps/dies and the Gingham Embossing Folder. LOVELOVELOVE!

Stamps: Sending Smiles
Paper: Whisper White, Pale Papaya, Sweet Sorbet, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Pale Papaya, Sweet Sorbet, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Sending Dies, Sweet Sorbet 1/8" Metallic Woven Ribbon, Gingham Embossing Folder








Isn't the sparkly Sweet Sorbet ribbon just DREAMY??? I think so!

We Create Blog Hop Blog Roll -
MAY 2022

Wendy Weixler - YOU ARE HERE

Go check out the rest of the lovely green creations of these wonderfully crafty ladies! Next up? Kimberley Morris!
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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Monday Montage #214







Yay and Hooray!! It's time to play with the Monday Montage girls again! I love to have a reason to create (not that I always need one!) ... and these women inspire me in so many different ways! I placed TWO Stampin' Up orders last week, so it was fun to dig into new goodies!





The Pretty Pop-Ups Dies are kind of neat. I decided to layer the one I used for the main image, so I cut it out twice - once in Petal Pink for the card front itself, and once in Whisper White. I placed the Whisper White one directly behind the card front so that I could lift the "pop-up" portions of the image and give them a little more depth with the bits of white peeking through.





I also sponged the raised edges of the Pretty Pop-Ups Die and the edge of the oval scalloped die I used for the sentiment with a little bit of Petal Pink ink ... it added a lot of depth and dimension. Adding a few Champagne 
Rhinestones were the perfect little touch of bling!

Stamps: Ranunculous Romance (sentiment)
Paper: Petal Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Petal Pink, Versamark
Accessories: Pretty Pop Ups Dies, Double Oval Punch, White 3/4" Frayed Ribbon, Linen Thread, Champagne Rhinestones



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


Ragnar Race last weekend? Check! Ogden Half Marathon on Saturday? Check! I don't have any official races on my calendar for a bit, so my body will be grateful for the break!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick ... and "Back" to see Julie WarnickLoveLoveLove what they came up with ... you will, too!


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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Clean & Simple Control Freaks






Welcome to another Blog Tour with the Control Freaks! This month we are going "Clean & Simple" (something I always struggle with!! Did you see what Bree Renwick did?? SUCH a gorggeous set of cards! 

Black, white and red ... I have ALWAYS loved any creations I have seen with this clean and simple color combo! I stuck with one stamp set/punch bundle ... the "Sweetest Cherries" is darling! I have always been a sucker for ANY stamp set that features a piece of fruit!! Every. Dang. Time! The Split Card Textures Dies are FABULOUS! Run the diecut one time and you have this DREAMY background!

Stamps: Sweet Cherries
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red, Versamark, Wink of Stella
Accessories: Split Card Textures Die, Cherry Builder Punch, Black & White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder



See what I mean??? A little bit of gingham ribbon and a splash of Wink of Stella and VOILA!! This really was easy and I think it came out pretty cute!

I'm headed off Saturday morning to run the Ogden Half Marathon ... my first half since my achilles/bone spur/bursae surgery last August!  SOOOO happy to be back in the game, even if it is slowly!


Next up? LeeAnn Greff! GORGEOUS and ELEGANT!!

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Monday Montage #213







Welcome to another round of fun with the Monday Montage Crew!! What a crazy week it has been! I spent three days at Disneyland (I have MISSED my "home away from home" sooo much!). I've been trying to get things finished up so that we can close on the sale of my mama's condo this week ... and I had an 8-mile downhill training run on Saturday. Sheesh!! Glad I had already made my card for this week's blog hop or I would have been in TROUBLE!!





Ok ... be HONEST ... what's NOT to love about EVERYthing in the "He's the Man" suite of goodies?? HONESTLY!! I cheated a little and used the retired Macrame 3D embossing folder and the retired Braided Linen Trim (it's one of my all-time faves!)! The "He's the Man" DSP is INSANE!! I totally freakin' LOVE it and all the fun diet images it comes with ... they are just PERFECT!!






I used a little Early Espresso ink on a sponge to highlight the embossed image in the background. I also roughed up the edges a bit to give this whole card a more rustic feel. The VW Bus diecut image is my FAVE!

Stamps: NONE!
Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Succulent, Cajun Craze, He's the Man DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: All That Dies, 3D Macrame Embossing Folder (retired), Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots, Braided Linen Trim (retired)



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


Sooooo ... it is officially "race" season. I am participating in the Zion Ragnar Trail Race this coming weekend ... and the Ogden Half Marathon the following weekend. CanNOT tell you how grateful I am too be OUT of pain and mostly mended after over two years of struggling with my Achilles, bone spurs and an inflamed bursae. Surgery was a resounding success and I feel pretty dang good! Thanks for stopping by!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick ... and "Back" to see Julie WarnickWOWSERS!


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Sunday, May 1, 2022

We Create Blog Hop - Flower Frenzy





The sights and smells of spring are EVERYwhere! I love going outside for a run or to take my doggie for a walk up the canyon and smelling the sweet blossoms floating through the air and the beautiful colors coming up through the soil, don't you?? (LUCKY for me I don't have allergies!) This month the WCBH ladies are saluting all things flowery with the "Flower Frenzy" theme.

I am going to miss the "Batik Boutique" stamps and dies. They are sooo much fun to play with!

I used some of the new YUMMY Hues of Happiness DSP to inspire this card ... the color combo just embodies EVERYthing spring to me!! Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Mossy Meadow ... super bright and fun!
Stamps: Batik Boutique, Happiness Abounds
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Versamark
Accessories: Batik Dies, Beautiful Shapes Dies, Whisper White Embossing Powder





Here's a little closeup for ya ... The dies and stamps go PERFECTLY with the Hues of Happiness DSP, don't they??

We Create Blog Hop Blog Roll -
MAY 2022

Wendy Weixler - YOU ARE HERE

Go check out the rest of the lovely green creations of these wonderfully crafty ladies! Next up? Kimberley Morris!
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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Monday Montage #212







New toys are SOOOOO much fun to play with!! I have received a couple of orders in the past couple of weeks and I FINALLY got to really spend some time digging through everything and deciding what to play with first! Thank goodness for blog hops like this one with the Monday Montage ladies to give me an excuse to create!!






I went all monochrome for this one. I still have to say that Pool Party has been one of my all-time favorite Stampin' Up colors. It never gets boring for me. Hues of Happiness DSP is sooooo gorgeous I can't stand it!! I snuck a little of it on my second layer ... and, of course, I used the Blossoming Happiness Dies to cut the floral/greenery images from the DSP. 







Here's a closeup for you ... the Spots & Dots Die is going to get so much use from me!

Stamps: Happiness Abounds
Paper: Pool Party, Hues of Happiness DSP
Ink:Versamark
Accessories: Trio Corner Punch, Stylish Shapes Dies, Blossoming Happiness Dies, Spots & Dots Dies, Glossy Dots Assortment, Whisper White Embossing Powder



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


Well ... I participated in my first race in what seems like forever ... sort of!! Due to a series of unfortunate events I didn't get to the starting line until about 35 minutes AFTER the start ... and it was raining, snowing and sleeting! I ended up NOT running the race and ran back home instead! I got up this morning early and decided to go out and follow the race course to make up for what I had missed! It was just a 10K (in preparation for a half I am planning on running in a few weeks). Felt good to be out there, even though I did the day-after-the-race-race by myself! Sheesh!

Click "Next" to see Bree Renwick... and "Back" to visit Elizabeth Price! Love their creativity!


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