Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday Montage #139

Howdy!  Welcome back for another exciting edition of Monday Montage!

Tonight I'm sharing projects created using the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.  I'm not sure about you- but I totally adore this set!  I LOVE the fun color combination, floral stamps, the dies and everything in between!
I'm just sad because it's only available for a limited time so be sure to order yours today!

The card I created to share tonight is a sympathy card.  My friends' mother recently passed and I wanted to create something that was simple yet elegant.

To create this card- I cut out 8 leafy images.  Four in Whisper White Card Stock and 4 from Vellum Card Stock.  I then positioned the white ones in the shape of a wreath on a 4" square piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I adhered them with a little bit of Multipurpose Adhesive.  I didn't stick them down completely as I wanted them to be somewhat dimensional.

Next- I added the 4 Vellum leafy images.  I carefully staggered these in between the white ones.  Once again- I adhered them down with Multipurpose Adhesive being careful only to apply the glue in random places.  This allows the leaves to pop off the card.  The Sympathy sentiment was created by adhering 5 sympathy cutouts together.  Making the word thicker and adhering it to a piece of the Night of Navy/Rose Gold ribbon makes it pop off the card.  Flecks of Rose Gold Shimmer Paint were spattered on using an Aqua Painter.

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's blog.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

OSAT Blog Hop: Fabulous Florals

Welcome!  I'm so happy you've decided to join us!  Today at OSAT we are showcasing Fabulous Floral projects.   I LOVE this month's theme!  
As most of you know, the brand new 2019-2020 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog is almost here!  Today- I have chosen to give you all a sneak peek using T H E most gorgeous DSP and stamp set!

What's so special about the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper you ask?  Simply put- it is quite possibly the absolute most gorgeous DSP that Stampin' UP! has ever created.  It is chock full of fabulous watercolored flowers that truly do look as though they were freshly painted!

These fabulous floral DSP sheets are stunning on cards, boxes or simply in a frame.  Yep- that's right!  They are gorgeous enough to frame!

How about those amazing Petal Pink Vellum flowers?  The petal's were stamped in Blackberry Bliss Ink onto a piece of the new Perennial Essence 12"x12" Vellum.  The fuzzy centers are pretty awesome as well!  They look so realistic!

My 3d project is a wooden balsa block that I painted with a white milk wash.  It's not overly white- just enough to give it a little color.  

The block measures 3-1/4" x 4". 
Not too big....and not too small!  It's just the right size!

What do you think?  Are you loving the new Perennial Essence DSP?  Why not hop along with us and see what other gorgeous projects await you!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Creation Station: monuMENtal

Good morning and welcome to another Creation Station Blog Hop!  Our theme this month is monuMENtal.  We are creating cards for men (or little men).  

I'm not sure if anyone else is like me but I rarely make masculine cards.  I'm not really sure why.  Perhaps it's because I gravitate towards products that are more feminine or maybe it's simply because I don't currently have many sets that could be used for guys.  

This card is very basic.  The only super fun feature is the porthole.  I shared a tutorial on my blog last year and thought I'd bring it back again this year.  Portholes are lots of fun and they look pretty cool.  I love that pretty much anything can be stamped to appear as though it's outside the porthole.  
To create the ocean scene in this card- I used several stamps from High Tide.

Once again- a combination of Cajun Craze and Early Espresso in addition to the Touches of Texture Stamp Set were used to distress the porthole.  The Rhinestone Basic Jewels act as "bolts".  

Thanks for stopping by!
Why not continue on our hop!  There are lots of amazing projects to be seen today!  Next up is the fabulous Dena Rekow!

Friday, April 26, 2019

#tgifc #209 Inspiration Challenge

Hello stampin' friends!  Today's #tgifc challenge is an inspiration challenge featuring Sepia Tones.  I'm not sure about you but when I think of sepia tones I'm reminded of things that are vintage or things that look vintage. 

My card began with a simple Crumb Cake base and ended up with lots of layers and little details.... 

As I was playing around I decided to grab the brand new soon to be released Birch Background Stamp that I got at OnStage a few weeks ago.  I just *adore* this stamp!  It is simply beautiful.  Especially when paired with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  Check out that gorgeous new ribbon!  It's the new Scalloped Lace Trim that will be available in the upcoming 2019-2020 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog.  

The close up above shows a lot of the little details.  Like the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint flecks and the Pearl Basic Jewels.  How about the True Gentleman Buttons and the gorgeous embossing on the Soft Suede heart?  Not to mention the faux stitching created by using the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies!

Though it may be difficult to see in the first picture- this card is full of dimension!  There's a lot going on and it's a great thing!  I love how fancy yet fun this card is!

Please join our challenge this week!  The deadline for entries is 10am PST on Thursday 5/2/19 and I would LOVE to see what you create using Sepia Tones as an inspiration!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fancy Friday: For Family

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 this month we are creating cards for family.  

My card is a Thank You card that was created for a member of my family who is always helping out in any way possible.  I have not yet sent the card so the recipient shall remain anonymous! 

Upon first glance the Healing Hugs Stamp Set may appear as though it's only for Get Well Soon cards however the floral images can be used for any occasion!  Plus- who can resist those gorgeous roses!  They are AWESOME!

Can you see the flecks of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint?  So pretty!

Thanks for stopping by!  
Please continue along on our hop and visit my lovely friend Paula Dobson.  She has something fabulous waiting for you!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Monday Montage #137

Happy Easter!  Are you excited to see what the Monday Montage team has created to share this week?  I know I am!

I feel like I haven't shared anything in forever!  Last week was OnStage (I attended the Atlantic City, NJ event) and then my hubby ran the Boston Marathon so I've been really busy these past few weeks.

My project tonight is an adorable little Easter Basket that I created to take to Easter brunch at our friend's house this afternoon.

The baskets were created using a 6" x 6" piece of Gingham Gala DSP and the Envelope Punch Board.  The basket handle measures 1/2" x 8-1/2".

The Gingham Gala DSP comes in so many fun springy colors!  All the colors are so cute!  I'm not sure I have a favorite!

There's Balmy Blue:

Daffodil Delight:

Lemon Lime Twist:

 Grapefruit Grove:

As you can see from the pictures- each basket holds quite a bit of sweet treats!  I filled them to the brim with a mini chocolate bunny, Cadbury Creme Eggs, Lindor Truffle Eggs, Reeses, and Hershey Eggs.  

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's blog.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Creation Station Blog Hop: Going Gingham Style!

Good morning and welcome to another Creation Station Blog Hop!  Our theme this month is Gingham.  Who doesn't love gingham?  I mean come on- it pretty much looks great on just about everything!

This sweet card features the Be Mine Stitched Framelits and the Gingham 6" x 6" DSP.  For the larger heart- I first adhered the scalloped layer to the card base.  I then wrapped some Silver and White Baker's Twine around the heart and tied a bow.  Next- using Stampin' Dimensionals I added the larger stitched heart over top of the baker's twine layer.  

To add a little more interest I stamped the rose image from the Tea Together Stamp Set in VersaMark ink onto a Vellum Card Stock scrap and heat embossed it with the Heat Tool and some White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Balmy Blue ink splatters were added courtesy of the Light Balmy Blue Stampin' Blend.  Silver Metallic Pearls were placed around the hearts and by the bow to add the finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by!
Why not continue on our hop!  There are lots of amazing projects to be seen today!  Next up is the fabulous Mikaela Titheridge.  

Sunday, March 24, 2019

A Special Birthday Card

Hey there stampers!  Tonight I'm sharing a birthday card that was created for my friend Andrea's 40th Birthday.  I've been waiting and waiting.....and waiting to share this card but she has finally received it so it's no longer a surprise.  

As 40 is a milestone birthday- I wanted to create something special for her.  I used the Flowering Desert Stamp Set as I know it's one of her favorites.  
I first began by stamping the "berries" image in Lovely Lipstick ink onto a Lovely Lipstick card base.  I then layered a piece of Vellum Card Stock onto the Lovely Lipstick Layer.  Using the Rectangle Stitched Shapes Framelits- I cut out a Whisper White Card Stock Layer.  This layer was spattered with Granny Apple Green and Garden Green inks and layered on top of the Vellum layer.  Next- I created a 2" x 3-1/2" tag that had been stamped with the Flowering Desert images as well as the Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Amazing Life Stamp Set.  

 A piece of Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon was added to the top of the tag and tied on with a piece of Linen Thread.  To personalize the card- I cut an A from the Large Letters Framelits Dies and added it on top of a bunch of Metallic Silver Thread.  Andrea was stamped from the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set and fussy cut.  To finish the card off- a big Lovely Lipstick bow was tied around the Whisper White layer.  

I hope she enjoyed her special card and her special day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday Montage #135

It's time for another edition of Monday Montage!  If I am your first stop on the hop- Welcome!  I'm so happy you joined us!  Please be sure to continue along the hop to see what the other amazing designers have created!

My project started out as a St. Patrick's Day card but it ended up being a "good luck" card instead!

I began by stamping the shamrock image from the Amazing Life Stamp Set in Call Me Clover ink onto a Call Me Clover card base.  I then used two layers- one in Mango Melody and the other Whisper White.  As I was originally going for a St. Paddy's Day theme I thought the green/orange gave a leprechaun feel.  

One idea I had as I was playing around was to create a rainbow.  Normally I would have used the Layering Circles Collection Framelits but I thought I would change it up a bit and create a rainbow shower instead.  

Everyone knows that at the end of the rainbow- there's a pot of gold!  My little pot is filled full of different size gold coins.  To create the pot- I punched a 2-1/4" Basic Black Circle using the 2-1/4" Circle Punch.  I then cut about 1/4" off the top of the circle to make it flat. Two tiny strips of Basic Black Card Stock make the legs.   The gold coins were created using the Cookie Builder Punch and the 1/2" Circle Punch.

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's blog.

Friday, March 15, 2019

#tgifc 203 Out Of This World

Welcome stampin' friends!  Today over at TGIF Challenges we are featuring cards with an "Out Of This World" theme.  When I first sat down to create a card I immediately reached for the Prussian Blue Brusho Crystals.  Then I remembered that I had used them all.  Yep- that's right!  I used an entire canister of Prussian Blue Brusho Crystals on my OnStage card swaps back in November.

Back to the drawing board it was.  Then I remembered a technique that my friend Ruthie shared with me a few years ago.  I'm not really sure what the technique is called but I'll explain how I created the background.

To create this gorgeous background I used 3 colors.  Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Blackberry Bliss.  To begin- I used a Sponge Dauber to apply Coastal Cabana ink to the entire front of the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White layer.  I then used a Sponge Dauber to apply some Bermuda Bay ink however this time I only applied the ink in certain areas of the layer.  Finally- using a Sponge Dauber I applied the Blackberry Bliss ink to the layer making sure not to completely cover up the other two colors.  

After the Blackberry Bliss ink was applied I took an Aqua Painter filled with water and flicked water onto the front to create the splotchy "stars".  Looks pretty cool, right?

This is a close up of all the pretty things!  The Be Mine Stitched Framelits are the perfect compliment to the sentiment on this card!  The sentiment was created using two different stamp sets.  The Love You is from the Well Said Stamp Set and it was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.  The More Than All The Stars is from the Little Twinkle Stamp Set and was stamped in VersaMark ink onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss Card Stock then heat embossed using the Heat Tool and White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  

Even though the adorable little Silver/Pool Party Baker's Twine bow is not in one of the 3 colors I used to create the card- it compliments them all well!   The Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins make the perfect finishing touch!

Won't you play along with us this week?   I'd love to see what you create!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

OSAT Blog Hop: Bring on the Birthdays!

Welcome!  I'm so happy you've decided to join us!  Today at OSAT we are bringing on the birthdays!  
My card today features the Amazing Life Stamp  Set and a rainbow of colors!

This adorable set consists of a Birthday card and a tiny treat!  The card itself was stamped multiple times using the Life's Too Short To Say No To Cake stamp.  For inks- I used Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape. The cake was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink before coloring the candle and cake with a variety of Stampin' Blends.  (Mango Melody/Balmy Blue for the candle and Call Me Clover for the cake)

A big Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon bow was tied around the Poppy Parade layer for interest.    A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels add the finishing touch!

This sweet little treat box was created using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Such a simple way to create a quick and easy treat!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please click the links below to follow along on our hop!