Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday Montage #129





Hello there stampin' friends!  Welcome back to another edition of Monday Montage.

Tonight I'm sharing another Christmas card that I'll be sending my friends and family.  I love Buffalo Check and it is amazing at Christmas time so it's only fitting that this card also be created with the Buffalo Check Stamp Set.


The Detailed Deer Thinlits dies were used to create the deer image.  The Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder was used to add some dimension to the background.  The word Merry comes from the Festive Farmhouse Elements and pairs nicely with the Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set (which is where the Christmas sentiment is from).  


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price to see her gorgeous project!



Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Creation Station: Celebrate the Season


Hey there stampin' friends!  Today I am hopping with the amazing Creation Station Design Team.    I'm so happy to join this team of amazing demonstrators and I can't wait to see what everyone else has to share!

Our projects today share how we Celebrate the Season.  My project is an adorable snow globe that was inspired by Mindy Backes.  Last month she shared a super cute snow globe for the Fancy Friday Blog Hop and I figured I'd try my hand at making one.  First- I must apologize for the pictures.  I'm not really sure how to get a "good" picture of a snow globe but I have tried my best.  


Please ignore the glare from my light.  Unfortunately I couldn't get a picture without it.  The snow globe measures approximately 5" tall and as you can see- is really cute.  To create the globe- I punched (what seemed like a ton) of springs using the Sprig Punch.  The card stock I chose to use was the Shaded Spruce.  I also wanted my tree to sport some bling so I used the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper (also in Shaded Spruce).  

The tree itself measures just a little over 3" tall.  It's not very big but it sure is adorable!


Since I had been preparing for a Craft Show (Christmas in Ida) I thought it only fitting that I create several of these gorgeous globes to sell at my booth.  I only created 12 total so they are very limited!  

I hope you have enjoyed my project for today.  Please click the next button below to see what my friend Andrea has created to share. 


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fancy Friday- My Christmas Card

Hello there and welcome back for another Fancy Friday blog hop.  I'm hopping with my fancy friends today- all are either current or former members of the Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team.  Today- we are sharing our Christmas cards (the ones we will be sending to our friends and family).

Mine is not overly fancy.  In fact it's downright simple to create (or recreate for that matter).  The main colors are Basic Black and Whisper White.  Yes- I know that Basic Black and Whisper White are not traditional Christmas colors but that's ok!  I've added a splash of Merry Merlot and Copper to make it a little more festive.


To create my card- I started with a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Whisper White card base.  A 4" x 5-1/4" Basic Black layer was distressed and adhered to the card base.  A 3-3/4" x 5" Whisper White layer was embossed using the Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered to the top of the Basic Black layer.  Next I inked the Buffalo Check Stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped it onto a Whisper White scrap.  This piece was used to cut the letters J and Y.  A Snowflake Wire Element was used in place of the O.  A Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon bow was added at the top of the wreath.  Pearl Basic Jewels were added for interest.


I hope you enjoyed my card!  It's always fun to share what I send to my friends and family!  Each year I make a huge variety of cards in which I sell at Craft Shows, at local Vendor events or online via my blog/facebook/instagram.  As always- if there are any items that I have shared that you are interested in purchasing do not hesitate to contact me.  

Interested in finding me at a Craft Show?  Your next opportunity will be Saturday 12/1/18 for Christmas In Ida. I will be at the Prince of Peace Church located at 1920 Lewis Ave. IDA, MI from 8:30am-2:30pm. Be sure to come early as several items will sell out!

Please continue along on our hop and visit my friend Sylwia Schreck's beautiful creation!






Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday Montage #128





Hello there stampin' friends!  Welcome back to another edition of Monday Montage.


I have a super cute Christmas card to share today.  This card was created using the Santa's Workshop Specialty DSP.    This DSP is one of my favorites!  It's just so stinkin' cute!  There are santa's, elves, stripes, and so much more!

  
This little elf is just adorable!  He's pushing a cart filled with Christmas presents from Santa.  Are you on the nice list?  Or have you been naughty?  😂

To color the elf- I use both the Light and Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends and the Ivory Stampin' Blend.  Even though the green in the DSP is Garden Green- the Shaded Spruce still looks awesome!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price to see her gorgeous project!



Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday Montage #127





Hello there stampers!  Welcome back to another edition of Monday Montage.  I don't know about you but I'm super excited to see what everyone has created this week!


Tonight I'm sharing the last of my Halloween Cards.  These 2 were created as part of an order and they are super cute!


The first one is my favorite.  But only because it has a mummy cat!   I sometimes think my cat is trying to dress up as a mummy.  She loves to unroll the toilet paper LOL.


The second card features a cute little party animal!  It's a puppy in a witches hat.  What a fun disguise!

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price to see her gorgeous project!



Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com

Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday Montage #126 Mini Pillow Boxes





Hello there stampers!  Welcome back to another edition of Monday Montage.  I don't know about you but I'm super excited to see what everyone has created this week!

Tonight I'm sharing some of the items I created for my upcoming Craft Show at the St. Mary's Church in Monroe, MI on Saturday 10/20/18.

These little cuties were created with the template I shared last fall.  CLICK HERE FOR TEMPLATE.  Simply print the template out- cut out and trace onto your choice of Designer Series Paper or Card Stock and embellish as you wish!  


These measure just under 2-1/2" long and will fit exactly one Hershey's Miniature (or Lindt Swiss Premium Chocolate bar).  They may be tiny but they are adorable!


These were embellished with a 1-1/4" Pumpkin Pie Circle, a 1-3/8" Basic Black Scalloped Circle, the moon from the Twinkle Builder Punch and a scrap of Mango Melody.   The cat is from the Cauldron Framelits Dies.  The sentiment is from the Cauldron Bubble Stamp Set and was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink.  A tiny Linen Thread bow was added to finish them off.


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price to see her gorgeous project!



Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com

Thursday, October 11, 2018

OSAT Blog Hop Ghouls, Goblins & Gourds

Hey there stampers! Welcome back for another fabulous One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  It's time for some Ghouls, Goblins & Gourds!  

Halloween is my favorite holiday.  I love to decorate and be festive.  I also love to create Halloween cards and treat boxes for our trick or treaters!  Nothing too scary though!  Just a little Trick or Tweet!


This little set was created using the Trick or Tweet Stamp Set as well as the Spooky Sweets Stamp Set and coordinating Spooky Bats Punch.  The tiny little bird is just the sweetest!  He's decked out in a white sheet and carrying a little pumpkin trick or treat bag.


The adorable ghost background comes from the Toil & Trouble DSP.  Surprisingly I'm not a fan of purple but I adore Gorgeous Grape!  It's so cute when used for Halloween! 


The treat box was created using the Takeout Thinlits Dies and some Vellum.  I stamped the Vellum using the misty image from the Spooky Sweets Stamp Set.  The Bats were stamped in Gorgeous Grape and cut out using the coordinating Spooky Bats Punch.   I then filled it with Halloween themed Hershey Kisses.  

I hope you have enjoyed my projects for today!  Be sure to follow along on the hop! 
Use the links below to follow around on the hop with us!  We have LOTS of gorgeous creations to share!

Thanks for stopping by!






Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Good afternoon stampers!  Today I have the sweetest little Halloween project to share.  A few weeks ago a fellow demonstrator (Jacque Williams) had shared an adorable tree that she had created.   Now if you know me- you know that I MUST make the items I fall in love with.  This little tree was no exception!  The trees that Jacque shared were Christmas Trees.  Since I LOVE Halloween- I thought I'd make a Halloween tree!


Isn't it just the cutest?  It measures just slightly over 5" tall.  For the branches on the tree- I used the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper and Basic Black Card Stock.  My tree base is an empty wooden spool of thread that has been embellished with a piece of Pumpkin Pie Card Stock that has been stamped using the Buffalo Check Stamp Set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday Montage #125




Hello there stampers!  Welcome back to another edition of Monday Montage.  I don't know about you but I'm super excited to see what everyone has created this week!

Tonight I'm sharing some of the items I created for my upcoming Craft Show at the Raisinville Elementary School on October 13th, 2018.


I've made these little cuties before but for other occasions.  They are perfect for a little Halloween Hello!  Co-workers, teachers, friends- for everyone!  Each one holds a mini box of Tic Tacs.  

Here are each design up close.  Just too cute!!!  The only way to get your hands on one is to stop by my craft show on 10/13/18 at the Raisinville Elementary School in Monroe, MI.  Stop on over- I'd love to see you!



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price to see her gorgeous project!



Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

First Frost

Good evening!  Tonight I had the opportunity to play around a bit with a few of my new toys from Stampin' UP!.  I was immediately drawn to the First Frost Stamp Set and coordinating Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies as well as the amazing Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper.  
Just in case you're wondering what's so "special" about the Frosted Floral Specialty DSP- let me just assure you that it is nothing like a DSP we have ever had before.  It's shimmery, it's lightweight and it is absolutely gorgeous!  Pictures in the catalog do not do this suite justice.  It is definitely a must see in person!


Like most things- I have managed to find a favorite.  For this suite- my favorite would be the amazing DSP that I used for the striped background.  It's Gray Granite and it's super sparkly!  For the roses- they were stamped in Blushing Bride (leaves were stamped in Mint Macaron) and covered in Wink Of Stella to add some shimmer.  If you don't have Wink Of Stella- that's ok- you can get a similar effect by using the new Shimmer Paint's from the Holiday Catalog.  

Here's a close up of the main focal image.  So pretty!


Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

So Santa!

Hello there stampers!  Have you chosen all of your favorites from the new Holiday Catalog?  I thought I did but I keep coming across more and more that I simply must have.  One of those sets is called So Santa.  It is so cute!  I love it mostly because of the beach themed Surfer Santa but the Santa on the Scooter is a close second!  


The card I created above depicts the first idea I had for this stamp set.  If you look really closely in the picture you'll notice some wonky sewing in the watercolor wash background.  Stampin' Blends in all colors are the perfect combination for this fun non-traditional Christmas card.


 Here's a better view of the wonky sewing.  I love it!  Super cute and oh so fun!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday Montage #124: Spirited Snowmen




Hello there stampers!  Welcome back to another edition of Monday Montage.  I don't know about you but I'm super excited to see what everyone has created this week!

I have an uber cute card created with one of my favorites from the new Holiday Catalog.  It's called Spirited Snowmen and it's sure to melt your heart!  This set is absolutely adorable!


It's even cuter when paired with the brand new Buffalo Check background stamp.  For my card- I inked the Buffalo Check stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped it onto a piece of Lovely Lipstick Card Stock.


The snowmen image was stamped in VersaMark onto a piece of Watercolor Paper and then heat embossed with the Heat Tool and White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  The image was then watercolored using the following ink colors and an Aqua Painter:  Lovely Lipstick, Balmy Blue, Shaded Spruce, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Mango Melody and Bermuda Bay.  Since the snowmen were heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder- I outlined them with a darker shade of Balmy Blue to make them stand out better.  So cute!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price to see her gorgeous project!



Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Fancy Friday Blog Hop: Love You To Pieces

Hello there and welcome back for another Fancy Friday blog hop.  I'm hopping with my fancy friends today- all are either current or former members of the Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team.  For our projects today- we are featuring a bundle our choice from the current Annual Catalog.

For my project- I chose the Love You To Pieces bundle.  This sweet bundle was one of my "must have" sets.  I'm not sure exactly why but I'm just drawn to it.  It's so cute and lots of fun!  


As you probably guessed- the Love You To Pieces bundle consists of a super fun stamp set filled with various puzzle pieces and sentiment stamps.  The coordinating Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies are a perfect fit for several of the stamps!  There's even a mini heart shape that cuts out into a puzzle!  I have used it on my sentiment above!


As you can see in the pictures- I may (or may not- LOL) have gotten carried away just a little bit with the Wink Of Stella.  LOVE me some Wink of Stella!


Thanks for stopping by!  Up next is the amazing Krista Frattin!  Please be sure to click the next button and hop along with us!