Sunday, February 17, 2019

Monday Montage #133

How fun can this be?  Another hop with some seriously talented stampers.  I really enjoy taking time to make these cards for the hop and hopefully to mail out to one lucky recipient.

I love three day weekends.  We are celebrating Presidents day so I get Monday off of work.  The hard part will be trying to decide how spend that day - I have a whole list of  "need to do's" but which one.  Maybe a little sleeping in, some cleaning and crafting to wrap things up......

  • My project uses the Sweet Things Suite.   The DSP  top layer has a circle corner cut to expose more of the DSP. 
  • I embossed and cut the jars out of vellum.  I also stamped the jar image on Whisper White in versamark which helped with the placement of the candy so it would be centered when I added it to the back of the vellum jar.

Stamps - Sweetest Thing
Ink - Versamark, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch, Cool Caribbean,
Paper - Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, How Sweet It Is DSP, Vellum
Accessories -  Stitched Rectangles framelits, Layering Circles framelits, Jar of Sweets framelits, White Embossing Powder,
Blender Pen, Natures Twine, Wink of Stella, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the talented Charlet Mallett or click the NEXT button and head on over to the superstar Dani Dziama to see her gorgeous project!

Monday Montage Hoppers

Amy O'Neill - Amy's Paper Crafts
Breelin Renwick - Craft-Somnia Momma
Cathy Casey - Sugar Shack Designs
Charlet Mallet - Painted Orange
Cheryl Curtis - Pomp and Sustenance - YOU ARE HERE
Dani Dziama - Dani's Thoughtful Corner
Elizabeth Price - Seeing Ink Spots
Julie Warnick - Creating On The Run
Melissa Stout - The Stamp Doc
Wendy Weixler - Wickedly Wonderful Creations

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Monday Montage #132

I am so excited to be a part of this blog hop joining these majorly talented stampers.  
Church this morning....Super Bowl fun and food this afternoon and a little cardmaking and blogging to wrap up the evening makes for a great ending for the weekend.
Salt Lake has had temperatures in the low 50's that last couple of days - totally giving me spring fever.  The closest I could get to spring is a few butterflies.

Stamps -Part of My Story (Sale A Bration) 
Ink - Momento Black
Paper -Very vanilla, Balmy Blue, Basic, Black Botanical Butterfly DSP (Sale A Bration)
Accessories - Basket Weave EF, Pearls, Butterfly Beauty thinlits, stitched shaped dies

Where to next???

Back button takes you to Charlet  Next button takes you to Elizabeth
Go check out their amazing creations.

Here is the blog roll just in case you lose track of where you are:

Monday Montage Hoppers

Amy O'Neill - Amy's Paper Crafts
Breelin Renwick - Craft-Somnia Momma
Cathy Casey - Sugar Shack Designs
Charlet Mallet - Painted Orange
Cheryl Curtis - Pomp and Sustenance - YOU ARE HERE
Dani Dziama - Dani's Thoughtful Corner - Not Participating This Week
Elizabeth Price - Seeing Ink Spots
Julie Warnick - Creating On The Run
Melissa Stout - The Stamp Doc
Wendy Weixler - Wickedly Wonderful Creations

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Friday, February 1, 2019

We Create Blushing Blog Hop

Happy February.  I  have officially made it through the toughest month (for me) of the year.  It has really helped not having a horrible inversion that makes it impossible to see the sun.  There has been enough wind and rain/slow to keep it at bay.  Participating in a step bet also keeps me out and active.

Although I have no intention of making you blush.... I have created a project with Stampin UP's petal pink and other accent pinks to follow the blushing theme of February.  I wanted to steer clear of hearts, kisses and anything else that may make someone blush :)  I know the piggy stamp set isn't new and I know that this stamp set has "been there - done that", but when I thought about pink - I wanted to play with the pigs.

Paper - Whisper white, Petal Pink
Ink - Petal pink, Real Red, Lovely Lipstick, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Black, balmy blue for shading
Stamps - This Little Piggy, Hand Written background, Perrenial Birthday, Amazing Life
Tools and Stuff - Stitched rectangles, dimensionals, black/white twine

I used the cut out from the pink panel on front for the inside.  I used the greeting from SALE A Bration - Part of My Story

Go check out Jeanna's blushing creations Next.


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

We Create the Blues Blog Hop

Oh my Goodness - I am not sure what happened to 2018.  Happy New Year!  2019 gives a chance to make new memories and plant flowers!  I plan to plant positivity and joy while striving to make myself a better person.

January always brings the blues.  It is my least favorite month. A huge let down after the holidays.  Its cold and here in Utah we usually have an inversion and toxic air.    My football team didn't pull through last night.  So I plan on staying in my craft room and praying that I can find a die and little itty bitty stamp while I clean and make it a good place to be.

So here is my version of the Blues card...with a pop of gold.  The leaf die is from May flowers  Paper is Blueberry Bushel.  The sentiment in from Wishing You Well Stamp Set.  I used a gold sharpee to fill in the dots.

Go check out Kim's Blue Creations


Saturday, December 1, 2018

We Create Christmas Blog Hop

I feel like I have been blindsided by the holidays.   The calendar filled up soooo fast I can only take a day at a time or else I will become completely overwhelmed of everything I need to do.  Can you relate?

I made two projects for our Christmas blog hop.
I took the take out box and used the Hometown greetings dies.  I love the city street images along the border of the box and the cute tag at the top.  Filled with Cadbury chocolate balls.  

My second project did not come together as I had imagined.  I think the most frustrating thing for me is needing a sentiment and not finding what I need.  Either the wording is wrong or the greeting I like doesn't fit the card or design.   So  here is the next best effort.
Alpine adventures stamp set and coordinating dies...

Hop on over to Libby's blog to see what festive creations you have come up with.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

We Create Gratitude Blog Hop

Fall is such a fun time and the world is full of color and excitement for the holidays.  I love Thanksgiving time and really taking a chance to reflect about all the things I am thankful for that I often times take for granted.

Here are a couple of projects to use for a thank you to let someone know you appreciate them.

The first project is a card using Colorful Seasons stamp set with its coordinating die Seasonal Layers.  The sentiment is from flourishing Phrases.  The die cut is from Stitched Sentiments.

The cute little box top uses a new embossing folder Swirls and Curls.  The leaves are die cut from a promotional set called snowfall thinlits.

Hop on over to Jeanna's and check out her projects...

Monday, October 1, 2018

We Create Halloween Blog Hop

Thanks for coming to check out the We Create Team for a Halloween Blog Hop using current Stampin Up products from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and Holiday Catalog.

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers" - Anne of Green Gables
The wardrobe dilemma is that it is chilly enough in the morning to want a sweater, but by the afternoon, you are roasting.  I usually opt for summer attire and just tough it out between house to car, car to office.

Halloween  - not the super scary stuff - makes me happy.  My creations were using the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and dies with the coordinating DSP.  The tags used on both projects were cut using dies from the take out treats dies.  The circles were cute using the layer circle dies.

This layout was inspired by Ronda Wade - another Stampin UP demonstrator.
This card used a 4in  x 12 in piece of DSP  scored at 1 in, 4 1/4 and 9 1/2 with a fun fold/opening.  The base is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2
Here is the front...  Aren't those little ghosts coming out of the cauldron so cute??!!  The fold over flap is 1 inch

Here is the inside.  This way you get to see both sides of the paper.  The Boo image is from the Hostess set in the Holiday catalog called Warm Hearted  I love the black shadow that gives the image dimension.

The second project is a little black cauldron I purchased last year.  I had grand plans for it, but never got to them.  I made a cute topper to add to the cauldron.  Once again using the same paper set and dies. 

The rosette is made using 2 strips of DSP 1 1/4 x 12.  I scored every 3/8 using the simply scored tool ending up with a 4in rosette.

 I love love love that the dies coordinate with the DSP to cut out images.  Which I have done on both projects.

 Hop on over to Libby's  to see what magnificent creations she has made