Sunday, March 17, 2019

Monday Montage #135

So here I sit craving a sweet treat and I have dug out my big jar of Jelly Belly jelly beans that I purchased at Costco.  I only buy them this time of year - a) because they are available and b) by the time I finish the jar, I am sick of them!!!  Although, my favorite is pear and I never get sick of that flavor.

I took the doggo out for his afternoon potty break and walked in a short sleeve shirt, leggings and flip flops.  CRAZY!  It was 57 F.  I wouldn't have lasted a long walk without a jacket, but just long enough to enjoy the sunshine and the anticipation of spring.

The project for today features Fable Friends.  I am starting to feel like all my cards look the same :)  My niece has a little gray pet bunny named Winter.  She is a beautiful gray which is what inspired the color.

Stamps - Fable Friends, Apron builder, Postcard Pals
Ink - Momento Black, Granny Apple Green
Paper - Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories/Tools - Stitched Rectangles, Groovy Guava, Calypso Coral, Pineapple Punch Markers, Blends, Natures Twine, Silver Pearls

Head on over to Dani's next or Charlet to head back.




Sunday, March 3, 2019

Monday Montage #134

More snow today....I keep telling myself, the garden is going to love the extra moisture Mother Nature is bestowing upon us, but I am ready for little bit warmer weather.  At least it was only a couple of blocks to the Church so I didn't have to venture far.  

You know that moment you don't love your card, but don't have time or the right tools to make it exactly what you had envisioned?  Yes!  that was me today.  Despite the my frustration, here it the card.

So many butterflies and flowers lately, I thought I would give my neglected Hedgehugs a little love.  Have you ever had a chance to hold or play with a little hedgie?  That cute little face, nose and soft belly are soo cute!!

Stamps - Hedgehugs, Eastern Beauty (sentiment)
Ink - Real Red, Early Espresso
Paper - Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Real Red
Tools/Accessories - Wood Plank EF, Layering Circle Dies, Linen Thread, silicone mat (mirror imaged the bird on a branch)

Head on over to Dani's next or Charlet to head back.




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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Friday, March 1, 2019

We Create Subtles Collection Blog Hop


I am not a subtle person and I had a really hard time making this card all subtle colors.     My preference is a touch of pink or light yellow and then a bold red or navy blue.  This card did not come out anything like I had initially planned.  Everytime I went for a pastel "ish" color, it turned out not to be in the subtles collection.    Here is what I finally came up with.

Stamps - Vibrant Vases, Sweetest Thing
Ink - Stazon Black, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue.
Paper - Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Gingham Gala, Botanical Butterfly DSP
Tools/Accessories - Linen thread, Stitched Rectangles, Butterfly Duet punch, Blender Pen, Wink of Stella.

The flowers and vase really do sparkle pretty.


Head on over to Libbys and check out her amazing creations.

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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.


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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


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