Sunday, July 11, 2021

Monday Montage 193 Sweet Strawberry

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Who doesn't love to pick a fresh red strawberry and eat it.  Warmed from the sun and so sweet!  Jam and shortcake and popped in a smoothie - you just can't go wrong.  I initially didn't jump on the sweet strawberry stamp set bundle - but so many cute ideas keep jumping in my mind.  I went to order it and it was on back order FOREVER.  This is such a cute set with a coordinating punch.  So many cute things you can do with it.  Get it now!

Stamps - Sweet Strawberry
Ink - Poppy Parade, Black, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight
Paper - Poppy Parade, Basic White, Pattern Party DSP
Accessories - Strawberry builder punch, In color jewels, Wink of Stella, white embossing powder, checks & dots EF, Messages Dies, Basic Borders dies

Headlines - 
  • It's Hot, It's Hot, It's Hot
  • 4th of July with friends is FUN
  • I've turned into a slug
  • A new pair of earrings is always fun
  • Nominated for an Above and Beyond at work
  • 6 pints of freezer strawberry/raspberry jam made.

Next step is to head on over to Melissa's or if you are heading in reverse - jump back to Charlet's.  Either way, be sure to work your way through the blogs so you don't miss a thing

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

We Create Pattern Play

There are days that the stars align and everything you do that day seems to work out smoothly and spendidly.  I love how this turned out today.  

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We were challenged to use patterned paper in our project.  Just in Case you wanted to get in on the Steal of the Deal Stampin Up is offering right now.  Select DSP is on sale.  Click on the image to shop the deal

Using DSP on my projects is not my strong point.  I decided to make a triangle gatefold card with a belly band.  Sliding the Belly band off the flaps open to a Thanks so much sentiment 

Then the 4 1/4 card flap opens to the inside of the card...

Dimensions in inches
Navy back panel 4 3/8 by 4 3.8
White card base is 4 1/4 by 8 1/2
DSP Panel - 4 1/4 by 4 1/4
Triangle panel 3 x 3 2 of them folded in half

Stamps - In Symmetry
Ink - Black, Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Just Jade, Night of Navy
Paper - Whisper White, Night of Navy, Sweet Symmetry DSP, Vellum Cardstock
Accessories - Layering Circle Dies, Marvelous Markers

More Headlines
  • Air Conditioning -  One of the best inventions
  • Ice Cold Diet Coke is so refreshing
  • Lavender Oil is wonderful on Sunburns
  • Everyone should read a good murder mystery - The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
  • There are always more craft supplies to purchase
  • Lunch with the office team makes my heart happy

Head on over to Kimberly's blog to see what she has done with our beautiful DSP

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Monday Montage 192 Hats Off

Wow - This summer has been so stinkin hot!  But it has been so nice to get out and be with people.  I am filling my summer with fun!  This weekend I have been visiting my Mom with a couple of my besties.  We have floated the river, saw Mary Poppins at the local outdoor theater, visiting the arts and wine festival, gotten a little sunburned, eaten fabulous food, watched chick flicks, played with the dogs and taken a few naps.  I hope your summers are shaping up to be loads of fun!

Welcome to the Monday Montage Blog Hop.  Make sure you make it all the way through to see the amazing projects.

The card today is a 4 1/4  x 4 1/4.  Sometimes the image just works better on a different format.  I love this haat and wished I had it in real life.

Stamps - Dressed to Impress, Hats off
Paper - Poppy Parade, Moonlight Mist, Basic White, Pattern Party DSP
Ink - Poppy Parade
Accessories - Hat builder dies, pierced bloom dies, pearl basic jewels, adhesive backed sequins, checks and dots EF, Double Oval Punch

  • Cold Watermelon is the fruit of the Gods
  • Summer of Salads and Grilling - Stoves are too hot
  • Tubing down the Middlefork of the Payette - so relaxing
  • Making dinner for friends makes me happy
  • New disney Movies are good for my heart
  • Celebrating family birthdays 
  • A day of rain brings a little bit of relief to the drought

Next step is to head on over to Elizabeth's or if you are heading in reverse - jump back to Charlet's.  Either way, be sure to work your way through the blogs so you don't miss a thing.


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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Monday Montage 191 Pansy Patch

Welcome to the Monday Montage Blog Hop - Stick with us by hitting the next button at the end of the post to see all the amazing talent behind this group of bloggers!

When I first saw these pansy dies from Stampin' UP, I thought of two things.  The pansies that like to sing in Alice in Wonderland and a little song I learned in church as a child called little purple pansies.  They are small and tiny but can gladden any spot they are in.  I just had to have them in my stash.

Don't be intimidated by the plethora of dies, they go together so easily and the color combos are unlimited.

Stamps - Pansy Patch
Ink - Evening Evergreen, Bumble Bee, Fresh Freesia
Paper - Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Basic White, Blackberry Bliss, Pansy Petals DSP
Accessories - Marvelous Markers, Pansy Dies, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo pack

My Headlines for the Week,
  • Memorial Day Weekend Relaxation
  • Avoid the freeways on Holiday Weekends
  • Easy Drumstick Pie - Its a keeper
  • 87 days until Football Season starts for the U - Can't Wait
  • I love a good nap/snooze
  • Pace Popsicles help keep me cool and they taste yummy
  • Self Diagnosis - Trigger Finger - gonna hold out as long as I can
Next step is to head on over to Elizabeth's or if you are heading in reverse - jump back to Charlet's.  Either way, be sure to work your way through the blogs so you don't miss a thing

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

We Create - Relationship Celebrations

Its June!  My how time is flying and life seems to be starting to get back to normal.  Well...a new normal. But is is good.  Being able to travel and visit with friends and eat out once in a while and not only plan vacations but go on them!  

The relationship I chose to recognize is the one I have with my boy crush.  Our anniversary is in March and we celebrate 25 years next year.  Can't wait for that celebration!  Creating a masculine card is not always easy. Stampin' Up has several stamp sets that make this task a piece of cake.

Stamps - Sailing Home
Ink - Night of Navy, Basic Gray
Paper - Basic White, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Well Suited DSP
Accessories - White embossing Powder, Smooth Sailing Dies, Bakers Twin Essentials

Its been a while since I have done a list of headlines.  This last month has been busy.
  • Rain Rain Rain - Sunshine Sunshine Sunshine 
  • Girls day out with Mom
  • A week with my Brother and SIL - Indiana/Kentucky - could be a second home.
  • Took time to smell the roses...and the iris, honeysuckle, lilacs, peony's etc. 
  • SLC airport - put on your walking shoes
  • Pork Tenderloin Sandwich - a staple of Indiana and quite tasty
  • Bullador's are huge lumps of cuddle!  Dachsador's are little lumps of cuddle!
  • Little Nashville - fun little town
  • Showtunes can be a little Racy
  • Graeters Black Raspberry and Oreo - MMMMmmmm
  • Osprey goes fishing
  • Lazuli buntings are gorgeous little things
  • Zero Major Melon - jury is still out

Head on over to Kimberly's Blog to check out what she has created

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Monday Montage 189

Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.  I got to talk to my Mom for a few minutes on the phone which is really not much different than any other day, but it was a chance to focus on how much she has taught me and influenced me for good.

Welcome to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won't want to miss a post - Click the Next button until you make it through hop.

I haven't had a chance to buy very many stamps from the new catalog, but was inspired by this layout to use the Poppy stamp set which is so loved!  My red ink smeared a bit - so there is a lovely pink glow on the poppy tag :)  The sentiment, butterfly and flowers just bring a smile to my face, I hope it does yours!

Stamps - Painted Poppies, Kangaroo & Company, Peaceful Moments
Ink - Black
Paper - Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Basic White, Hand Penned DSP
Accessories - stitched rectangle dies, tailored tags dies, bakers twine essentials, Real Red Marker

Headlines for the week -
  • Got me some new Exercise Shoes
  • Tried two new Skillet Dinners - the recipes are keepers
  • Work Work Work
  • Clean House - Mom's coming :)
  • Book Group - The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
  • Favorite Pedicure/Nail Salon - sold to a new owner - jury is still out. Toenails are now purple.

Thanks for hanging out with the Monday Montage Group - Your next stop is Julie hit next to see what fabulous creation she has shared.  Or, if you are traveling the hop in reverse select the back button to see the what amazing projects Charlet has come up with.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

We Create - Technique Toss Up

Hello Sunshine and welcome to the We Create - Technique Toss UP blog hop.  Make sure you don't miss a chance to see some really cool techniques by clicking the NEXT button at the end of this post.

One of my favorite techniques is the emboss resist.  An image is stamped and heat embossed usually in white, but I think any color would work.  The embossing resists any ink added to the image.  The results are really striking when the heat embossed image pops from behind the ink.  There are so many how to videos already out in wide world web, I won't take the time to go through the steps.

I love these sunflower stamps.  Amazing detail and although I didn't use them, the dies are amazing and coordinate perfectly.

  • Stamps - Celebrate Sunflowers 
  • Ink - Early Espresso, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Black 
  • Paper - Basic White, Garden Green 
  • Accessories - White Embossing Powder, sponge daubers, Taylor Made Tags Dies, Simply Elegant Trim, Sequins for Everything

Headlines for the week...
  • Officially cleared all my belongings from my place of employment - I will no longer have a space of my very own
  • Lunch with a friend at Rio Grande - I love the white queso
  • Too much going on - almost sends me to the Looney Bin
  • spent over an hour "looking for the place where the lost things go" (Mary Poppins)
  • Found the place where the lost things go - Everything has been found
  • Fresh Bread smells are good for my heart - this week Honey Whole Wheat
  • Finished a Years worth of wood projects for a calendar - Time with friends is good for my heart.
Thanks for hanging around the We Create group.  Hop on over to Tricia's page to see what creative technique she has to share with you.

We Create Blog Hop MAY 2021 Blog Roll
Kimberley Morris 
Tanya Harvey
Libby Fens