Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday Montage #149





Welcome back! It's time for a Monday Montage Blog Hop.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Did you know that Saturday was World Cardmaking Day?  I spent the majority of the day creating Halloween cards for a custom order.
Here's one of the cards for that custom order!  I actually created this card several weeks ago for the Y-Knot-Stamp-Everything Design Team but I haven't shared it on my blog yet.  The person I created them for wanted a card with a cat and a bright yellow moon.


The background of this card was created by using Embossing Paste that was colored Black and the new Basic Patterns Decorative Masks.  Thankfully it was just what my customer wanted!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to see what the fabulous Charlet Mallett has created or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price and see what she has created to share!




Sunday, October 6, 2019

Creation Station Black & White Plus One




Good morning stampin' friends!  Today I'm hopping along with the lovely Creation Station Design Team.  Please follow along on our hop to see what gorgeous projects we have to share with you!

I couldn't possibly be happier with our theme this month.  It's Black & White plus one.  Seriously?  These are like my all time favorite style cards!

To choose my stamp set- I literally closed my eyes and reached up onto my stamp shelf. Whatever I  grabbed was what I used!  I couldn't have picked a more perfect set!  The Raven.  When I originally bought this set- I had a totally different card in mind.  But I gotta admit- I adore this card!


My favorite part on this card- is the stenciled trees.  They are amazing.  I've waited forever for this stencil!  I can't wait to try it out with some Embossing Paste!  The raven image was stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed using Black Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool.  


The close up shows a little more detail.  The black flecks were added using the Dark Basic Black Stampin' Blend.  To create the black pearls- I simply colored the sizes I wanted using the Dark Basic Black Stampin' Blend.  The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed black.  It was cut out using the Ornate Frames Dies.  The white bow was created using Whisper White Flax Ribbon.

Next up on this amazing hop is the one, the only Jeanna Bohanon!   Hit the next button to check out her fabulous project!


Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday Montage #148





Welcome back! It's time for a Monday Montage Blog Hop.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

It was a busy weekend here!  I've been creating lots of pretty things for my upcoming craft show on October 12th at the Raisinville Elementary School in Monroe, MI.
I've been super busy creating lots of paper crafts as well as pumpkins and gnomes.  Speaking of gnomes- be sure to check out the picture at the end of this post- They are so stinkin' cute!

Here's the thank you card that I created tonight.  The Bird Ballad suite is perfect for a Thank You card!  The colors are so pretty!


Here's a closeup:


The birds were all colored using the Stampin' Blends in the following colors:  Pool Party, Petal Pink, Old Olive and Crumb Cake- both light and dark were used.  YES!  This card will also be at the craft show!

Here's the gnomes I've been busy creating!  I hope everyone will come on out to the craft show!  It's going to be a great day!



The scarecrow may just be my favorite.  He's only about 2-1/2"-3" tall and he is beyond adorable!
Interested in buying anything pictured on my blog?  Send me an email!  I'm happy to help!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to see what the fabulous Breelin Renwick has created or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price and see what she has created to share!




Friday, September 13, 2019

#tgifc 229 Sketch Challenge

Hi friends!  Today at #TGIF Challenges it's sketch time!  I love sketch challenges because half the work is already done!  The rest is easy peasy!



  I have a bit of a different take on the sketch.  I've turned it the other direction and moved some things around!  Which is perfectly OK!



As you can see I'm still a bit obsessed with the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set and coordinating Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  I just can't get enough!


It's a bit difficult to see in the picture but the count has a shiny cloak.  To create this effect- I used the Wink of Stella pen to give it some shimmer and then I colored it in using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  I also did this with his eyes.  Kinda adds to the spooky effect!


Please join our challenge this week!  The deadline for entries is 10am PST on Thursday 9/19 and I would LOVE to see what you create for our sketch challenge!



Monday, September 9, 2019

Monday Montage #147





Welcome back! It's time for a Monday Montage Blog Hop.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Are you happy the new Holiday Catalog has finally arrived and orders can now be placed?  I know I sure am!  I have so many new products to share it's tough to choose just what goes first!

As September is in full swing- I made another Halloween card to share.  Tonight's card features the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper as well as the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set.  I LOVE both!  They are awesome!

My favorite DSP pattern from the Monster Bash DSP is the library pattern.  It's full of books and they have spooky titles!  For this card- I fussy cut several books and popped them up on dimensionals so that the books look like they are sticking out.  It's tough to see in the pictures but it's SO cute!



Here's a top view however I think the top picture shows the dimension much better than this one!


The Mummy was colored using the light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend and the background around him was colored using the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend.  Creepy was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie scrap.  The Ornate Frames Dies were used to create a frame for the mummy as well as the sentiment.


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to see what the fabulous Cheryl Curtis has created or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price and see what she has created to share!




Monday, September 2, 2019

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins!

Hello there stampers!  Did you know that Stampin' UP! ribbons are perfect for more than just paper crafting?  I created this adorable trio of pumpkins and then embellished them with the four gorgeous ribbons varieties.


The four ribbons I used were the Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon, Scalloped Lace Trim, Linen Thread and Braided Linen Trim.  
Aren't they just the cutest?  So fun for fall!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Monday Montage #146





Welcome back! It's time for a Monday Montage Blog Hop.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Ok...I may be borderline obsessed with Pigment Sprinkles.  I think I need them in every Stampin' UP! color.  Oh my!  Wouldn't that be fabulous?

I mean- just look at how vibrant they are?  Today's card features the Gorgeous Grape variety and they surely do not disappoint!


Just how awesome is the new Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set?  The images and sentiments are gorgeous!  I'm loving the font mixed fonts.  So fun!


Isn't the coffin a fun touch?  It was created by tracing a Coffin Treat Box onto a piece of Basic Black Card Stock.  After the coffin was cut out- I embossed it using the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.  Since I used black for the coffin- I used the Delicate Silvery Shimmer Pigment Ink to highlight the scrolls.  
The sentiment and vampire were both cut out using the Ornate Frames Dies.  LOVE!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to see what the fabulous Cheryl Curtis has created or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Julie Warnick's blog.