Monday, January 20, 2020

Monday Montage #156


Hello and welcome back for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Are you ready to see all our fabulous projects this week?

Once again I've chosen to work with the Honey Bee Stamp Set and Coordinating Detailed Bee Dies.  I just can't get enough of this sweet set!



To create the card- I began by making a wreath from stamped bee's and flower images.  I then used the honeycomb die to create a stencil in which I then colored in using a Sponge Dauber and Crushed Curry Ink.  Next I stamped/die cut a bunch of honey bees to add to the top of the wreath to add some dimension.  Each of the bees that are popped up have wings that have been painted using the Clear Wink of Stella.


A striped bee hive cut from the black/white striped DSP from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP.  So cute!  It will make the perfect birthday card for the doctor I work for.  She will love it!

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 check out the wonderful Elizabeth Price has created to share with you!



Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday Montage #155


Hello and welcome back for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Are you ready to see all our fabulous projects this week?
I haven't stamped in forever as I had a knee replacement at the beginning of November and had difficulty getting upstairs to my craft room.  Then in December it was time for the holidays and I was swamped!  It's so good to be back!

The NEW Stampin' UP! 2020 January-June Mini Catalog started just a few days ago and I wanted to share my favorite set with you all.  It's called Honey Bee and it is just the sweetest ❤


Since I'm allergic to bees and could never get close to a hive- this card is the next best thing!  It has a faux honey comb complete with dripping honey as well as a few bees!

To create my card- I added a watercolor wash using Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry.  The dripping effect was created by flooding the top of the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper with water and then adding the color with an Aqua Painter so that it would drip down the paper.  Flecks of Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight were added using a Stampin' Write Marker.


See that gorgeous DSP? It's called Golden Honey Specialty DSP and it can be yours with a $50 purchase from my Stampin' UP! store (link to my store is on the right sidebar).

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 check out the wonderful Melissa Stout has created to share with you!



Monday, December 16, 2019

Monday Montage #154


Hello and welcome back for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Are you ready to see all our fabulous projects this week?

My project may be super simple but I wanted to show just how easy it is to create a wonderful Christmas Card with just a few supplies!

To create my card- I simply stamped the striped image from the Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set in Real Red ink and onto the center of my card layer.  I then stamped the Believe sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink directly below.  A Linen Thread Bow holding a Gold Jingle Bell adds the finishing touch!



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!




Sunday, December 1, 2019

Creation Station Put a Ring on It




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!

Our theme this month is SO fun!  It's "Put a Ring on It".  We are making our projects shine by using belly bands!  I must admit that I don't make belly bands nearly as much as I should!  I mean- just look how cute they can be!


To create this project- I began by using a Kraft Pillow Box.  I then created a 2" x 8-1/2"  band that went around the center of the box.  Using the Layering Squares Dies I created the background for the snowman.  The snowman himself was punched from a piece of Let it Snow Specialty DSP.  The snowman's adorable hat/scarf were added from the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit.  

I then cut several pine boughs from the Beautiful Boughs Dies and Vellum.  They were carefully layered behind the snowman to add texture and dimension.  The Happy Christmas sentiment was stamped in Real Red ink (from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set).  The snowman layer was then added on top of a 1" Real Red Ruched Ribbon band and secured to the pillow box using Stampin' Dimensionals.


Don't you just love how sparkly the snowman is?  I simply punched him from the Let It Snow Specialty DSP using the Snowman Builder Punch.  




Next up on this amazing hop is the amazing Julie Beltramo.  Hit the next button to check out her fabulous project!  Thanks for stopping by!


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!
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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!