Sunday, May 8, 2022

Montday Montage - 213 - On The Horizon


My brother used to live in Louisville, KY and still lives quite close, just over the river.  When he moved there we vicariously got sucked into watching the Kentucky Derby and race and all the pomp that goes on just before it.  Crazy fun to get involved.  Ralph and I have come up with our own version of a Kentucky Hot Brown and Derby Pie.  Still navigating the Virgin Mint Julep.  We will eventually get it right.  Anyway....Did you see that race????!!!!???  WOW  If you haven't see it, go watch the rerun.  Watch the red and white jockey.  So impressive.


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 purchased the On the Horizon stamps and dies because I love everything ocean side, lake side, pond side...etc  I have seen so many samples and fallen in love with all of them.  Every time I try to come up with a version of my own, I find myself tossing it into the redo/improve it pile.  This time I tried to somewhat case the catalog...don't love it.  I told my husband it was supposed to be sort of abstract - (headshake)


  • Stamps - On the Horizon
  • Ink - Evening Evergreen
  • Paper - New Horizons DSP, Evening Evergreen, Basic White
  • Accessories - Linen thread, Pebbles enamel shapes, Horizon Dies

Currently: 
Reading - Dog On It
Eating - Meatloaf, braised potatoes, strawberry spinach salad, asparagus
Watching - Dr Strange
Loving - My hair - its cooperating
Listening - Billy Joel
Feeling - Mentally Tapped

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your Next Stop is Dani's - you won't want to miss her projects - if you are traveling in reverse don't miss CathyBe sure to work your way through the blogs so you don't miss a thing.





Sunday, May 1, 2022

We Create Blog Hop Flower Frenzy - Wisteria Wishes


One thing I love about cool weather Spring seasons is that the flowers last longer and I can still wear my sweatshirts.  Utah has been on quite a sea-saw but the longer we can hold out from using water for lawns and gardens the better.


Welcome to the We Create Blog Hop.  We are highlighting a frenzy of flowers this month.  With Mothers Day a week away - flowers are the perfect thing to work with. There are only a few of us and you won't want to miss a thing!

I am working with something old and something new.  I love wisteria and lilacs with all the smells of sweet blossoms in the air. I used the oval punch for he sentiment and cut off the top and bottome to layer the smaller oval.   Look at the cool sparkle....





Did you know there really is a yellow version of Wisteria?  Had to try a version of these great die cuts in a yellow.

Stamps - Wisteria Wishes
Ink - Black
Paper - Starry Sky, Orchid Oasis, Basic White, Old Olive, Soft Suede, -  Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Flowering Fields DSP
Accessories - Wink of Stella, 2022-2024 in color matte dots, 2021-2023 in color jewels, Double Oval Punch, Metalic Woven Ribbon

As I was perusing Pinterest, I saw a card created by Jane Proffitt - I loved it so much I cased it.  My Mother always puts in a full row of Red Salvia and I wanted to recreate that row on paper.  This card makes me all kinds of Happy! and - can be used for any occasion.  Can i just say....I am in love with all the in colors this year.  They are bright, and beautiful.  I love how the sweet sorbet layers with the real red ink.


Stamps - Wisteria Wishes
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Sweet Sorbet, Real Red
Paper - Basic White, Pear Pizzazz, Sweet Sorbet, Real Red
Accessories - Brass Butterflies, 2022-2024 in color matte dots, Black and White Gingham Ribbon, Tasteful Textile EF

There are so many possibilities with the Wisteria Wishes stamp set - can't wait to keep playing!

Your next stop is Wendy Weixler - Stick with us to see more Flower Frenzy!



Currently: 
Reading - Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist
Eating - Cheezit Crisps and Mt Dew Spark
Watching - Unsellable Houses
Loving - The cool Spring weather
Listening - Follow Him Podcast
Feeling - Hopeful

We Create Blog Hop May 2022 Blog Roll
Kimberley Morris YOU ARE HERE!
Tricia Butts
Tanya Harvey
Cheryl Curtis

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Monday Montage 212 Hello Ladybug or Bee

The weekends fill up so fast with errands and chores and they seem to fly by and once again it is Monday.  I would love a vacation of pampering, rest and fresh air.  My work team is finally going back in to the office.  Albeit only one day a week, but we have chosen Monday.  I am going to miss rolling out of bed and throwing on my sweatshirts and comfy pants or shorts.

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 have had this angled trifold card on my want to make list for quite some time.  Thought I would give it a whirl.  It was fun and less complicated that I had imagined to get the correct angles and designer paper layered correctly.  I have truly loved using the Party Pack of DSP given as a hostess choice.  Such fun patterns and colors.
The little bee was created by punching the body of the lady bug out of black and then yellow.  I cut the yellow head off and adhered the yellow body to the black base.  I then cut thin strips of black to layer.  I tried layering with yellow and it just didn't look right to me.  The wings were punched from vellum.  I think it is adorable layered with the daisy punch flowers.  The leaves were created using the wing portion of the punch.  I embossed them for some texture. 





Stamps - Hello Ladybug
Ink - Black
Paper - Real Red, Basic White, Pattern Party DSP, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Vellum
Accessories - Ladybug Punch, Greenery EF, Black and White Gingham Ribbon. Treasured Tag Punch



Currently: 
Reading - Dog On It
Eating - Garlic Butter Pork Tenderloin with scallion mashed potatoes and veg.
Watching - The Madame Blanc Mysteries
Loving - My Doggo
Listening - Someone to Watch over Me
Feeling - Mentally Tapped


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your Next Stop is Dani's - you won't want to miss her projects - if you are traveling in reverse don't miss CharletBe sure to work your way through the blogs so you don't miss a thing.


Sunday, April 3, 2022

Monday Montage 211 Batik Boutique


As I think about all the things happening in the World and all the little challenges faced on the home front it is becoming even harder to tuck away the anxieties and continue to tell myself things are good.  This weekend members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints had the opportunity to have our lamps refilled, and the promise of peace to our souls as we continue to live the Lords commandments and put our faith in Him.  Yes, all my eggs are in this basket and it does bring peace to my soul.

Another thing that brings relaxation and has a calming effect is crafting.   I love to create and be inspired by so many of you out there.  So on that note....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 for bright blow you away colors today.  I was not and still not a fan of this pink when it was presented two years ago by Stampin UP as an incolor.  I think they should have called it Pepto Pink. Now that I have said that, I have to say, that when it is presented with other colors it can be pleasing to the eye.

Batik Boutique is such a fun stamp set with its coordinating dies.  This is retiring  - so if you want it get it while you can!


I lifted the tips of the flowers to give the card dimension.  While I thought it was going to take a while to piece it together, it went together smoothly and quickly.

  • Stamps - Pany Patch
  • Ink - Merry Merlot
  • Paper - Merry Merlot, Polished Pink, Garden Green, Basic White, Flower Fields DSP
  • Tools - Batik dies, white embossing powder, wink of Stella, Iridescent pearls, Basic Patterns decorative Masks, Blending Brushes, Corner Rounder Punch





Currently: 
Reading - The Thursday Murder Club
Eating - Italian stewed pork with gnocchi
Watching - General Conference
Loving - The feeling I get from the Spirit confirming my testimony of Christ.
Listening - St Matthews Passion - Bach
Feeling - All mixed up. - Anxious about Oliver's surgery and at peace with messages of Christ.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your Next Stop is Dani's - you won't want to miss her projects - if you are traveling in reverse don't miss CathyBe sure to work your way through the blogs so you don't miss a thing.




Sunday, March 20, 2022

Monday Montage 210 Sunny Sentiments


The first day of Spring brought snow and rain.  Utah so desperately needs it.  By the middle of the week  80 degree weather - not so bad. I will be wearing shorts and having to shave my legs on a more regular basis.  Work has been busy for me and taken up most of my free time along with spending time with the young women in our church there hasn't been a lot of down time.  I seriously need a vacay!  If only I could convince my boy crush into a road trip or Disneyland.


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!!!

Along with being just worn out, my creative muse has gone somewhere more sunny.  I resorted to my old standby layout. Next time I promise something more exciting.  I love the yummy purples Stampin UP has incorporated into the DSP.  I cut the pierced blooms out of white and accented with all the colors of the DSP.  YUMMY!



Stamps - Sunny Sentiments
Ink - Highland Heather
Paper - Basic White, Rich Razzleberry, Highland Heather, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Flower Fields DSP
Accessories - Brushed Brass Butterflies, Bakers Twin Essentials, Adhesive Sequins, Pierced Blooms, Stitched Greenery Die, Scalloped Contours Die

It seems like I just get the names of the in season colors down and its time to change them.  I am excited for a new catalog and the new colors!


Currently: 
Reading - Cloud Cuckoo Land
Eating - Sunday Roast Dinner
Watching - NCAA Basketball Tournament
Loving - Spring weather is coming
Listening - Ralph Vaughan Williams- The Lark Ascending
Feeling - Tired

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your Next Stop is Elizabeths - you won't want to miss her projects - if you are traveling in reverse don't miss CathyBe sure to work your way through the blogs so you don't miss a thing.


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Sunday, March 6, 2022

Monday Montage 209 - In the Moment


We got a huge dose of Winter on Sunday!  One day we are almost at 70F and then we get 10 inches of snow.  I am so glad they are still transmitting church meetings through zoom, cause I didn't have to dig myself out in order to attend church.  Whew. 

Twenty five years ago March 7th was a beautiful day.  Ask me how I know....It's my 25th anniversary.  It was sunny and one of the most amazing days of my life.  I am wishing I was sitting in that window seat on my card - staring at the ocean.  I will get there, just not today.


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 have been on the stamping struggle bus the last few days.  No creative juju to be found.  Desperate times call for desperate action, and I found the In the moment stamp set and thought I could do something simple with it.

I love this fun layout, with the little flap.  I love how it opens up to the embossed paper and sweet sentiment.  You can write your note on the open flap.  



Stamps - In the moment
Ink - Black
Paper - Pool Party, Basic White, Flowering Fields DSP
Accessories - Layering Circle Dies, Stripes and Splatters EF, adhesive sequins, Cotton Ribbon Combo Pack, Flowers for Every season, Stampin Blends

Currently: 
Reading - Cloud Cuckoo Land
Eating - Cheddar and Caramel popcorn
Watching - Murder Mysteries on Acorn TV
Loving - That I am celebrating 25 years of marriage
Listening - Laura Wright - The Last Rose album
Feeling - Fine - I'm Fine

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


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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

We Create Sporting Green - Hello Ladybugs


Wow and Yay!  We made it through the gray, dark, extra cold time of year.  March always brings a smile to my face because I married my boy crush at the beginning of the month and the Spring Equinox is March 20th.  The daylight is noticeably longer as well.



Welcome to the We Create Blog Hop.  We are sporting green this month.  Speaking of sporting....March Madness!!!  It helps get me deal with football season being over.  Anything green or spring or sporty.  There are only a few of us and you won't want to miss a thing!

I opted for green and spring.  I guess technically ladybugs and daisies are summer, but I'm throwing them into the mix.  I love it when the leaves on the trees start to pop and everything seems to be fresh and vibrant.  My allergies to trees don't love it, but the exchange is worth it.

Stamps - Hello Ladybugs, Daisy Lane
Ink - Real Red, Black, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green
Paper - Basic Black, Basic White, Granny Apple Green, Pattern Party DSP
Accessories - Bakers Twine Essentials, Matte Dots Pack, Wink of Stella, Banners Pick a Punch, Stitched Rectangles dies, small daisy punch


Here is the update...
Currently: 
Reading - Cloud Cuckoo Land
Eating - Sunflower Seeds
Watching - the elder bugs trying to find a way in through my window pane
Loving - The Sunshine
Listening - West Side Story
Feeling - Generally Positive


Your next stop is Wendy Weixler - Stick with us to see more things Sporting Green

We Create Blog Hop March 2022 Blog Roll
Kimberley Morris 
Tricia Butts
Tanya Harvey
Cheryl Curtis - YOU ARE HERE!