Sunday, October 24, 2021

Monday Montage 200 Celebrate

I just want to savor every moment of this Fall season.  I have truly loved the colors, the temperature, the apples dipped in caramel, the pumpkin spice candles, watching football games wrapped in sweatshirts and blankets, brunch with friends, and the deliberate choice I have made to slow down.

Welcome to the 200th Monday Montage post.  Wow - definitely a reason to celebrate.  I have only recently been a part of this hop, but the chance I have had to get to know the other bloggers and share in their amazing talents is truly a blessing for me.  I wouldn't trade this experience for anything!  Make sure you make it all the way through by hitting the Next button - you won't want to miss a thing!!!!

Once again I have chosen to highlight Fall and the opportunity to let someone know that they need to be celebrated.  Who doesn't????

Stamps - Celebrate Sunflowers
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Merry Merlot, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Black
Paper - Beauty of the Earth DSP, Mango Melody, Blackberry Bliss, Basic white
Accessories - Intricate Leaves Die, Bakers Twin Essentials, Stitched Rectangle Dies.

I hate that I - more often than not - wait until the last minute to create my card for the hop.  I always wonder how much better it would be if I had taken a little bit of extra time.  So much for taking it easy.  More cuddle time on the couch with the dog - less time at the crafting table.

Headlines for the Week
  • Caramel Apples for neighbors and friends - best fall treat!
  • Decorated cupcakes with the YW at the Church for Halloween
  • Brunch with the Girlfriends - OMG - Egg roulade is yummy!
  • My Football team is on a Seesaw
  • Leggings and Boots make me Happy
  • Walks up the canyon with my Dog are good for my heart - literally!

Your Next Stop is Elizabeth's- don't miss her projects - if you are traveling in reverse Charlet.  Be sure to work your way through the blogs to see all the amazing creations

In case you get lost....Monday Montage 
                                YOU ARE HERE ------ >Cheryl Curtis< ------ YOU ARE HERE

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Monday Montage #199 Joyful Life

It is so sad when the weekend ends.  I am not ready for another work week to start.  The weekend was spent crafting, watching football, eating chili dogs, going to church, grocery shopping and playing with the cutest dog ever!'

Welcome to the Monday Montage Blog Hop - Make sure you make it all the way through by hitting the Next button - you won't want to miss a thing!!!!

I had fun playing with the border dies and fall colors.  Isn't this little pig so cute - with her little cup of hot cocoa.  I love Blackberry Bliss and Mango Melody together.

Stamps - Joyful Life
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Basic White, Mango Melody, Blackberry Bliss, Basic Black, Pattern Party DSP
Accessories - Rectangle Dies, Basic Border Dies, Give it a Whirl dies, Black adhesive dots, Stampin Blends, White embossing powder.

Headlines -
  • Afternoon Drives to see the Fall leaves and catch some fresh air 
  • Corn Mazes are not really my thing
  • I love Rain
  • Home made chili dogs are soooo Yummy!
  • Book Group Book - Vanishing Half - well written - not a fan of the story line.
  • No matter how hard I try - Air Pods won't stay in my ears.

Your Next Stop is Elizabeth's- don't miss her projects - if you are traveling in reverse Cathy.  Be sure to work your way through the blogs to see all the amazing creations

In case you get lost....Monday Montage 
                                Amy O’Neill  - Not Participating
                                YOU ARE HERE ------ >Cheryl Curtis< ------ YOU ARE HERE
                              Melissa Stout- Not Participating

Friday, October 1, 2021

We Create - Harvest and Haunts - Frightfully Cute

Happy October and Fall!  My favorite time of year and it flies by sooo fast. The brightly colored trees, the jack-o-lanterns on everyone's door stop, pumpkin roll, sweatshirts and snuggles is sooo good for my heart.

Welcome to the We Create Blog Hop.  Make sure you make it all the way through by hitting the Next button - you won't want to miss a thing!!!!

I don't usually send Halloween cards.  I have a few in my stash that get put out as decor for the holidays.  Maybe this year I will send them with a treat inside?  Hmmm?

The stamp set that I wanted to use Cutest Halloween is on back order - I hate how this virus has affected the access to goods and services!  So I opted to cut out the cute ghosts from the cute Halloween paper -it works

Stuffin the face with Candy
Stamps - Frightfully Cute
Ink - Black
Paper - Basic Black, Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Blackberry Bliss, Black Glitter paper, Cute Halloween DSP
Accessories - Frightful Tag Dies, Cute stars adhesive backed sequins, Layered Circle Dies, black Glittered organdy ribbon

Headlines - 
  • Homemade sourdough bread makes my heart, nose and mouth happy.
  • Making and doing things for others is good for my heart
  • Afternoon walks are so good for my mental health
  • Fall Leaves make their debut - Brilliant Colors
  • Halloween Tricks and Treats abound in the neighborhood

Your next stop is Tanya's  Stick with us for some cute ideas!

We Create Blog Hop October 2021 Blog Roll
Kimberley Morris 
Libby Fens
Tricia Butts
Cheryl Curtis YOU ARE HERE!
Tanya Harvey
Jeanna Kay

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Monday Montage 198 Pretty Pillow Box Dies

This last weekend was crazy eventful.  My Utes won their first conference game of  the year.  It wasn't a pretty win, lots to work on, but glad we came out with the W.  The stadium was super hot - came home completely wiped out.  One of the players was killed last night.  A fellow co-worker died of covid last week.  Friend was in a crazy car accident.  It just makes me realize even more that People Matter, being kind and good to each other matters.  In the scheme of things, touchdowns, fumbles, broken fingernails and whether I have enough diet coke in the fridge doesn't matter.

Welcome to the Monday Montage Blog Hop - Make sure you make it all the way through by hitting the Next button - you won't want to miss a thing!!!!

I opted to play with the Pretty Pillows Die which is sold as an accessory to the  Gingerbread bundle.  I wanted to showcase some cute ideas that are not Christmas.  I love me a treat holder.  These will hold a gift card, hershey nuggets, or bite size candy bars, chapstick and whatever else you want to try to fit in there!

The closure on this is done with a magnet a washer

Stamps - Many Messages
Ink - Black
Paper - Pattern Party DSP, Basic White
Accessories - Pretty Pillow Dies, Metallic Pearls, Brushed Metallic Adhesive dots

The closure on this used double holes to tie the ribbon through

Paper - Soft Suede, Beauty of the Earth DSP, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Suede Ribbon (retired), Intricate Leaves Dies

The candy on the DSP is colored with the markers.  The skull is cut from the DSP and the Flap is tied down with the twine.
Stamps - Frightfully Cute
Ink - Black
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Cute Halloween Paper, Black Glitter Paper, 
Accessories - Bakers Twine Essentials, Markers, Pretty Pillow Dies, Frightfully Cute Dies

  • 14 qts of tomatoes put away for the winter
  • Afternoon drive up the canyon = Beautiful fall colors just starting
  • Saturday Afternoon Football Games at the stadium
  • Iceland licorice is a strong flavor - kind a salty
  • Code Names is a FUN game
  • Fall Weather makes me happy - I hope it stays

Your Next Stop is Julie's - don't miss her projects - if you are traveling in reverse Charlet.  Be sure to work your way through the blogs so you don't miss a thing.

In case you get lost....Monday Montage 
                                YOU ARE HERE ------ >Cheryl Curtis< ------ YOU ARE HERE
                                  Elizabeth Price - Not Participating
                              Melissa Stout- Not Participating

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Monday Montage 197 - Nuts About Squirrels

Where do the Weekends go??? They get filled with chores, errands, fun things, Sabbath worship a little rest, and the next thing you know you have to get up and go to work.  You pack your bag, pack your lunch, don't forget your ear buds and your work ID to get into the building.  Hopefully your isn't' too full

Welcome to the Monday Montage Blog Hop.  Hang with us by clicking the next button to make sure you get to all the stops.  Always something inspiring to see.

This little squirrel set is so cute.  It also incites a little frustration.  Why you ask?  Between chewed wires and pine cone storage my Mum's car has been to the repair shop a few times.    They steal all the bird seed from the feeders and make a huge mess.  The invasive gray tails have caused the most damage so I made mine a lovely brown.

This little squirrel is just adorable

Stamps - Nuts About Squirrels, Joyful Life
Ink - Early Espresso, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede
Paper - Early Espresso, Basic White, Beauty of the Earth DSP, SAB Peaceful Prints DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Crazy, Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody
Accessories - White Embossing Powder, Bakers Twine Essentials, Layering Circles dies, Intricate Leaves Dies

Highlights of the Week
  • Trips to the home I grew up in are good for my heart
  • Shakespeare was a Brilliant Writer 
  • Forgiveness and Love - Two of the best choices one could ever make
  • Family is FUN
  • Work Challenges and Resolutions are good for the Brain
  • Sometimes Football makes me cry/sad
  • Sabbath Worship is good for my heart
  • Trash Pandas - are cute.  Here is a shot I took from the deck off my Mum's home.

For more Stampin UP! inspiration, be sure to loop through the entire hop and see all the amazing art created just to inspire you!  Next up is Elizabeth - Thanks for stopping by.

In case you get lost....Monday Montage 
                                YOU ARE HERE ------ >Cheryl Curtis< ------ YOU ARE HERE

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

We Create Sale A Bration Blog Hop - Chocolate Bar Box

Look at those cute little flower embellisments!

WOW - September 2021 has arrived.  I keep waiting for things to go back to normal - but I am slowly coming to the realization that we will be adjusting to the normal for quite some time.  I hope that at some point it levels out.  My boy crush and I are going to a college football game tomorrow.  How weird will it be trying to yell at the Refs behind a face mask?

Welcome to the We Create Blog Hop - Make sure you make it all the way through by hitting the Next button - you won't want to miss a thing!!!!

This is a great time to shop and even better sign up with Stampin' UP!  Its a great deal and extra freebies come with both a purchase and signing up.  Which - leads me to wax philosophical for a minute.

When I signed up the cost of the starter kit was PRICEY.  I spent the next night wondering what the heck I had done.  How was I going to make my minimums and get people interested. Here I am 17 years later and I can't bring myself to drop, even though I don't have classes at this time.  I love the product and the many friends I have made.

I love creating projects with paper - especially little gift boxes and bags.  When a gift is presented in a pretty box or bag, it makes it that much more special.  I found this pattern off of facebook.  The Crafty Carrot Collective.  Krista Frattin provided the pattern and how to video

This is the box open - I have used two flat magnets for the closure.
Its hard to tell in this picture and the one before, but the border
strips of paper are cut from Ombre Specialty Paper - it is oh so sparkly

The box all the way open - perfect for two Cadbury size chocolate bar
I have included a tag to write a heartfelt thanks to the recipient
I love it - and plan to make many for the Holidays   Just think how 
Cute a Halloween one will be.. Stay tuned!

Stamps - In Symmetry
Ink - Poppy Parade
Paper - Flirty Flamingo, Basic White, Pattern Party DSP, Ombre Specialty Paper
Accessories - Loose Flower Flourishes, Layering Circle Dies, Basic Border Dies, Pale Papaya & White Ribbon

Your Next Stop Kimberly is be sure to work your way through the blogs so you don't miss a thing
We Create Blog Hop September 2021 Blog Roll
Kimberley Morris 
Tricia Butts
Tanya Harvey
Libby Fens
Cheryl Curtis YOU ARE HERE!

This is an image from Krista - This is the wrap around for the box

This image is from Krista - this is the pattern for the box 

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Monday Montage 196 Dressed to Impress

This last three weeks since my last post has been a whirlwind of craziness.  From road trips, Disneyland, Brunch with new friends, to almost losing my SIL to health issues, Covid Craze, bombings, hurricanes.  Make the roller coaster stop!!!!  I have learned so much about the important things in life and about myself.

Welcome to the Monday Montage Blog Hop - Stick and around as see what these talented stampers have created!

I have had this stamp set sitting on my shelf for quite a while.  I love all the elements and everything in it as it ties to my love of being a girl.  I decided to get it inky!  I love this sentiment, because who doesn't need to hear someone things they are fabulous.  I love the Pattern Party DSP that comes as a hostess option.  So much goodness in there, it has become a go-to when I need DSP.  I added some wink of stella to the pink part of the lipstick tube and to the rose

Stamps - Dressed to Impress
Ink - Black
Paper - Basic Black, Whisper White, Pattern Party DSP
Accessories - Marvelous Markers, Metallic edged satin ribbon (Retired Ribbon - OOPS!), Pastel Pearls, Wink of Stella

  • Jelly roll cake with peaches and cream - MMMMmmm
  • Working with the youth in my church - Everyone needs a new challenge!
  • Sick Doggos are no fun
  • Disneyland on your Birthday is FUN!
  • Disneyland on your Birthday with your BFF is even MORE FUN!
  • Football season starts in 4 more days!  Go Utes!  So excited to attend in person
  • Family is sooo important to me!

Your next stop is Elizabeth  and if you are traveling in reverse Charlet is your next stop.