Monday, January 11, 2021

Monday Montage #181 Hello Love

Hello stampers and welcome back for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  I'm happy to have you join us!

The Snail Mail Product Suite from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog is one of my favorites!  The catalog is filled with so many amazing products that it's hard to pick just one fave!  

Everything about this product suite is fun!  The stamps, the DSP, the colors.  Even the embellishments are awesome! 

 For my card below- I've paired the Snail Mail Product Suite with the Detailed Hearts Die.  I'm loving how the background came out!  

I began by cutting the Detailed Hearts Die out of the lined paper from the Snail Mail DSP.  I then cut another Detailed Heart from Real Red Card Stock and one from Blushing Bride Card Stock.  Next- I layered the lined DSP outline onto a piece of Bermuda Bay Card Stock.  I then adhered the red hearts die cut back into the outline in the lined DSP.  To add more fun to the card- I randomly added Blushing Bride and lined DSP hearts into the red heart cut out.   

Using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies- I created a Basic White layer and embellished it with several hearts from the Stitched Be Mine Dies and a cute snail from the Snail Mail DSP.  

Thanks for stopping by!    Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  Up next is the amazing Elizabeth Price.  Head on over to her blog to see what she has to share!  

Card Stock: Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Blushing Bride
Stamps: Snailed It, Well Said
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Real Red
Tools/other supplies: Detailed Hearts Die, Stitched Be Mine Dies, Snail Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Resin Hearts Embellishments, Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack

Friday, January 1, 2021


Hello there stampers!  Today I'm joining the TGIF Challenges team in sharing a card that features my favorite color combo.  Whisper White and Basic Black.  I love this color combo because it's both elegant and simple. 

There are many fun elements on this card!  I used the brand new Lots Of Heart Bundle.  The Lots of Heart Stamp Set has multiple heart images as well as sentiments to match.  The Many Hearts Dies has 15 dies- mostly heart shapes but there is also a few floral images as well as a border die.

Why not join in on the fun?  Simply create a card using only Basic Black and Whisper White and submit it on the TGIF Challenges blog using the guidelines below!

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 1/7/2021.

  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC264
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 5/22/20
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)

Monday, December 28, 2020

Oh Snap

 I'm not sure about your wishlist- but mine is a mile long!  The brand new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog is filled with so many fabulous products!  I want them ALL!  

Tonight's project is an adorable card created with the stamp set Oh Snap.  This set features a snappy crocodile, a frog, a bird and a plethora of silly sentiments!  Just like the one featured below!

This card is very simple to create and is pretty straight forward.  Nothing special!  The fussy cutting of the crocodile went fairly quickly.  I even fussy cut the frog!  The little lotus flowers were colored in using the Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker.  See the adorable little hearts?  They are teeny tiny Resin Hearts Embellishments!  You will LOVE them!  They are perfectly sized!

Thanks for dropping by!  Be sure to check back for more sneak peek's before the catalog goes live on January 5th!

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party

Stamps:  Oh Snap

Inks:  Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends, Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

Tools/Other Supplies:  Resin Hearts Embellishments, Stitched Be Mine Dies

Monday Montage #180

Who's ready for a sneak peek? That's exactly what I have to share today ­čśŐ
It's a card created using a brand new bundle from the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

This card was created using the absolutely adorable Friendly Flamingo Bundle.  The Friendly Flamingo Stamp Set has 12 photopolymer stamps.  Some are sentiments while others are images used to create beach themed scenery.   In addition to the stamps- there is also an amazing set of Flamingo Dies that match!  There are flowers, wings, flamingos and foliage.  

To create this card- I first began by using a Blending Brush to create a beach themed background.  I used Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Pacific Point and Sahara Sand (in that order).  Using a Water Painter- I flicked water specks onto the beach background.
The foliage was created by stamping 3 of the foliage/floral images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink then coloring them in with the following Stampin' Blends colors:  Granny Apple Green (Light/Dark), Pretty Peacock (Light/Dark), Flirty Flamingo (Light/Dark) and Daffodil Delight (Dark).

As you can see from the picture above- the foliage image is pretty large.  I used 3 images to achieve the look on the bottom of the card.  The corner images were angled and adhered to the card before being trimmed down.  The center foliage is popped using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The stamped flamingo is  much larger than the one cut out with the die.  Both are adorable and look cute when paired together!

Thanks for stopping by!    Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  Up next is the amazing Elizabeth Price.  Head on over to her blog to see what she has to share!  

Card Stock: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo
Stamps: Friendly Flamingo
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Pacific Point, Saraha Sand, Tuxedo Black Memento
Blends: Granny Apple Green (Light/Dark), Pretty Peacock (Light/Dark), Daffodil Delight (Dark), Flirty Flamingo (Light/Dark)
Tools/Other Supplies: Flamingo Dies, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (used for the Metallic Gold Thread)

Monday, December 14, 2020

Monday Montage #179

  Hello stampers!  It's Monday and that means it's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  

My project today is a card that could be used for Valentine's Day or just because...
The woven heart is the main element on this card.  It looks difficult to create but it was actually rather simple!

To create the woven heart image- I began by stamping the Buffalo Check Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a piece of Real Red Card Stock.  Next I cut the stamped image into 1/8" strips.  I carefully began weaving them into a square.  After the square was complete- I chose the desired heart shape from the Stitched Be Mine Dies and cut it out.

Tip: The size of the woven square needs to be a little bit larger than the die chosen to cut.  This helps make it a little easier to cut the image correctly.  Also- select a die that isn't overly detailed (like the heart pictured above).  

Thanks for stopping by!    Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  Up next is the amazing Elizabeth Price.  Head on over to her blog to see what she has to share!  

Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Well Said, Buffalo Check
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Other Supplies: Love You More Than Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Tasteful Textime 3D Embossing Folder, Elegant Faceted Gems

Monday, November 23, 2020

Monday Montage #178

  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and it's not even Thanksgiving!  It's been a very different year due to Covid-19 and it's got me in the mood to decorate early! 

As I was in the mood for some decorating- I thought it would be fun to create a Christmas card to share with you all today.  

This card is very pretty in person!  The colors are so vivid and really pop against the Whisper White background.  To create the colored background- I began by sponging Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce and Pretty Peacock ink onto a piece of Shimmery White Card Stock.  I then used a Water Painter to flick water all over to add specks of discoloration.  

After the background dried- I cut it into 1/2" strips and adhered them slightly off color to a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  (Some strips were adhered higher than others to make the colors appear in different places on the background).  Next, using the Stitched Rectangle Dies- I cut a rectangle out of the background.  This ensured that all the strips were now the same size and in correct position.

Adhesive Backed Snowflakes were adhered randomly on the card front to complete the look.  I wasn't sure if I would like the outcome but I ended up loving it!  

Thanks for stopping by!    Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  My fellow Monday Montager's have some amazing projects to share!  

Monday, November 9, 2020

Monday Montage #177

Hey there stampers! It's Monday and that means it's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!

About a week or so ago I saw an Artisan tip/trick from Zsuzs├ínna Bal├íz.  She shared how to create a background using Stampin' Blends, Window Sheets, and a Stampin' Spritzer filled with Isopropyl Alcohol.  

I've always wanted to try out alcohol inks but didn't want to invest in new ink pads.   Now- there's no need as this trick works perfectly!  Simply use the thick end of a Stampin' Blend and color onto an acrylic block.  Then mist the color with alcohol and immediately lay the Window Sheet into the wet color.  I repeated this process multiple times to get the look on the card below.  Please check out Zsuzs├ínna 's  video on how to create the background.  She has some amazing backgrounds that she created this way!

For my Stampin' Blends- I used the Dark Magenta Madness, Dark Mango Melody and Dark Pumpkin Pie.    To create the hearts- I used Magenta Madness and the 6" x 6" DSP from the Brights Color Collection.  As the colors somewhat changed when spritzed in alcohol I was able to use Mango Melody (instead of Pumpkin Pie) and Daffodil Delight. 

For the sentiment- I stamped Love You from the Well Said Stamp Set in VersaMark onto a piece of Magenta Madness Card Stock and heat embossed it using White Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool.   As there is currently no Whisper White Bakers Twine- I opted to pull apart several pieces of the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack so that I would have a nice white bow.  2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots embellish the card.