Monday, March 25, 2024

Monday Montage #257





Hey there stampin' friends! It's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today I am sharing a card created using the Beach Day Bundle and some of the new 2024-2026 In Colors.  


The card base was created using the new 2024-2026 In Color Summer Splash.  Isn't the Summer Splash color fabulous?  It coordinates nicely with so many colors!  The sky background was created by using a Blending Brush and Balmy Blue ink.  The palm trees were both watercolored several times using Shaded Spruce and Pecan Pie Inks.  

As you can see from the picture, the palm trees are also 3 dimensional.  They were popped up using Mini Stampin' Dinensionals and placed in between pieces of Crumb Cake Cardstock which has been torn to represent sand.  


The 3 surfboards were created using the new 2024-2026 In Color DSP.  I used Summer Splash, Pretty In Pink and Peach Pie.  The sentiment  Wishing You A Beautiful Day sentiment was stamped  in Versamark Ink and heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  To finish the card off- I used 3 2024-2026 In Color Shimmer Gems.

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Monday Montage #256

 





Hey there stampin' friends! It's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today I am sharing a card created using different products from the Perennial Lavender Suite Collection.   This gorgeous Suite Collection can be found in the Mini Catalog.  


To create this card- I cut a series of banners and overlapped them in the middle.  I used the Perennial Lavender Dies to cut out some foliage using Pretty Peacock Cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of Basic White Cardstock and then stamped using a floral image from the Painted  Lavender Stamp Set. The Butterfly die cut is from the Paper Butterfly Accents and was inked using a Blending Brush and some Fresh Freesia ink.  A few Purple Fine Shimmer Gems finish the look.  




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Friday, February 23, 2024

TGIF Challenges #461

 


Hi stampin' friends!  Today I'm playing along with the Designers at TGIF Challenges.  Our challenge this week is an inspiration challenge.  I chose to use the flowers and congratulations for my card.  


This card was created by embossing a piece of Vellum Cardstock using the Layered Florals 3D Embossing Folder.  I then colored the flowers from the reverse side using Stampin' Blends.  I used a combination of Soft Seafood, Melon Mambo, Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly and Flirty Flamingo.  After all the images were colored in I adhered it to a layer of Basic White Cardstock.


I stamped the Congratulations sentiment in Flirty Flamingo Ink and stamped it onto a Flirty Flamingo Cardstock scrap.  I embellished the card using a double Linen Thread bow and some Iridescent Foil Gems. 
 

Thanks for stopping by!

Why not join in on the fun and create a card of your own?  Simply create a card using the above sketch and submit it on the TGIF Challenges blog using the guidelines below!

Deadline for challenges is Thursday 2/29/2024 at 10am PST.



  • 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- #TGIFC461
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 3/1/2024
  • 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, February 19, 2024

Monday Montage #255

 





Hey there stampin' friends! It's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today I am sharing a card created using the Hooray For Surprises Bundle and the Sunny Days DSP from Sale-a-Bration.   


I love the Hidden Surprises Bundle because it adds an interactive feature to the card.  The recipient simply lifts the tab where it says pull and removes the perforated section on the card to reveal a hidden sentiment.  So fun!


I chose to add a few little flowers to the perforated strip for added detail.  They were distressed, curled and attached using a glue dot. A few Iridescent Foil gems were added as an embellishment.


Here's a quick look at the inside of the card.  I don't normally add a sentiment to the inside of my cards as I like to have extra room to write however this card called for an inner sentiment.


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Friday, February 16, 2024

TGIF Challenges #460

 


Hi stampin' friends!  Today I'm playing along with the Designers at TGIF Challenges.  Our challenge this week is Sale-A-Bration!  Sale-A-Bration is one of my favorite times of the year!  I love that for every $50 spent- a selection can be made for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  For my purchase this time- I chose the Cradled With Love Stamp Set.  It's perfect for baby cards!


This card is pretty straight forward to create- no tricky elements!  Simply stamped and colored using a variety of Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Lemon Lolly and Wild Wheat).

Thanks for stopping by!

Why not join in on the fun and create a card of your own?  Simply create a card using the above sketch and submit it on the TGIF Challenges blog using the guidelines below!

Deadline for challenges is Thursday 2/22/2024 at 10am PST.



  • 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- #TGIFC460
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 2/23/2024
  • 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 :-)


Friday, February 9, 2024

TGIF Challenges #459

 


Today for the TGIF Challenge the designers are using the picture above as inspiration for their project.  I chose to create a card that is identical to the sketch instead of just using bits and pieces from it.  

My card features products from the Bee Mine Product Suite and was super easy to create.  The white foliage is from the Stippled Roses Dies.  I punched the circles from the Bee Mine DSP using the 2" Circle Punch.  

Why not join in on the fun and create a card of your own?  Simply create a card using the above sketch and submit it on the TGIF Challenges blog using the guidelines below!

Deadline for challenges is Thursday 2/15/2024 at 10am PST.



  • 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- #TGIFC459
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 2/16/2024
  • 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, February 5, 2024

Monday Montage 254

 





Hey there stampin' friends! It's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today, my card features the Flight & Airy DSP from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.    This DSP is absolutely GORGEOUS!  
Everything from the colors to the patterns is simply fabulous!


For my card- I chose to fussy cut a pair of birds sitting on a branch.  These birds were then layered onto a circle that had been created using the Bubble Bath striped pattern from the Delightfully Eclectic DSP and the Everyday Details Dies.  


Can you spot the Adhesive Backed Solid Gems?  The blue coordinates perfectly with this card!  Thanks for stopping by!  Please be sure to click the NEXT button to see what Elizabeth has created! 

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Sale-A-Brating Friendship


 
Hello there!  Welcome back for another fun Creation Station Blog Hop.  Today we are Sale-A-Brating Friendship.  My card features the Jungle Pals Stamp Set and coordinating Jungle Pals Dies.  
This birthday card was created to celebrate a friend's upcoming birthday- she loves sloths so this set was perfect!



Did you know that you can get the  Jungle Pals Stamp Set free with a $50 purchase and the coordinating Jungle Pals Dies for free with a $100 purchase.  They are available until the end of February and then they will be gone!  


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Friday, February 2, 2024

TGIF Challenges #458

 


Today's challenge for TGIF Challenges was to create a card using Real Red, Vanilla and Bubble Bath.  My card mostly fits the theme (minus the white in the DSP).  This card was actually created as a request for a client who wanted a snarky Valentine Card.  I think this works 😂




Why not join in on the fun and create a card of your own?  Simply create a card using the above sketch and submit it on the TGIF Challenges blog using the guidelines below!

Deadline for challenges is Thursday 2/8/2024 at 10am PST.



  • 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- #TGIFC458
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 2/9/2024
  • 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 :-)

Friday, January 26, 2024

TGIF Challenges #457

 


When I saw there was a LOVE themed challenge at TGIF this week I could't resist playing along!  Afterall- Valentine's are some of my favorite cards to create!


The "rose" background was created using several different colors of Stampin' Blends, 91% alcohol and Vellum Cardstock.  Both light and dark colors of Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo were used.  Each "rose" was carefully crafted using the color from the Blend and 91% alcohol.  
I'm not a professional at this technique and am still learning but overall I love how it turned out!  The colors fit so well together!

I embellished the card using 2 hearts- one Petal Pink and one Flirty Flamingo and then added some vellum greenery cut from the Adoring Hearts Dies.  The sentiment is from the Adoring Hearts Stamp Set and was stamped in Melon Mambo Ink onto a piece of Basic White Cardstock.


Why not join in on the fun and create a card of your own?  Simply create a card using the above sketch and submit it on the TGIF Challenges blog using the guidelines below!

Deadline for challenges is Thursday 2/1/2024 at 10am PST.



  • 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- #TGIFC457
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 2/2/2024
  • 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, January 22, 2024

Monday Montage #253

 





Hey there stampin' friends!  I've been making lots and LOTS of Valentine's lately.  Hope you're not sick of seeing them yet!  Today's card was super simple to create!  I simply punched several hearts using the Bee Builder Punch using a variety cardstock and DSP ( Sweet Sorbet, Petal Pink, Pool Party and the Bee Mine DSP).


I then created the hearts layout on a Basic White scalloped rectangle and adhered them using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Love You More sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped on the bottom right portion of the card (just below the heart focal image)
The scalloped layer was then adhered to another Basic White layer that had been embossed using the Basics 3D Embossing Folders.  
To finish the card- this layer was adhered to a Basic White card base.



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Monday, January 8, 2024

Monday Montage #252





Hey there stampin' friends!  Welcome back for another fabulous Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today I'm sharing a stamp set and coordinating dies from the January-April Mini Catalog called Bright Skies.  I LOVE this bundle!  It's filled with several cloud images and lots of fun sentiments.  


Best of all-  the Bright Skies Bundle coordinates with 2 items from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog- the Sunny Days DSP and the Pool Party 5/8" Crinkle Ribbon.  The Pool Party Crinkle Ribbon ties so nicely!  


Thanks for stopping by!  Please be sure to click the NEXT button to see what Elizabeth has created! 

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Creation Station: Fuzzy or Furry


 
Hello there!  Welcome to the first Creation Station Blog Hop of 2024!  This month we are designing using a "fuzzy or furry" theme.  For my card- I have chosen the Little Monkey Stamp Set and coordinating Little Monkey Builder Punch.  

A few months ago- I was asked by a member of my downline to please occasionally share a card that is simple enough for the beginning crafter to create.  So here it is!


This card is a pretty basic card that has very few steps to create.  It involves stamping, fussy cutting, coloring and punching.  For supplies- I used Basic White Card Stock, Little Monkey Stamp Set, Little Monkey Builder Punch, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink,  Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends, Old Olive Stampin' Blends and some Rainbow Adhesive Backed Dots (plus Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals and Multipurpose Liquid Glue).
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