Sunday, July 5, 2020

Monday Montage #

Welcome to the Monday Montage Blog Hop - I hope you are staying safe, wearing your masks and finding a little time to be creative.


What a great weekend this has been.  Not that I filled it full of activities and family, but that I was able to get chores done, get a little rest, a little smoky grillin' and some relaxation..  I didn't craft much either.  No mojo!  

The project I chose today was a catalog case I made when I got my first box of goodies from Stampin UP

Stamps - Lovely You, Butterfly Gala
Paper - Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink - Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink, Night of Navy, Versamark
Accessories- White embossing powder, silver pearls, in color 2020 enamel dots, Flowers for every season ribbon combo pack, Lovely Labels pick a punch, white embossing powder

I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th. Thanks for hanging out with the Monday Montage group - Your next stop is Dani - 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 Cathy has come up with.



Monday Montage Hoppers

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

We Create - Look At These Labels!

Welcome to the We Create blog hop.  Normally I try to steer clear of labels - nobody likes a label.  But...when it come to paper crafting - Give me all the label punches and dies!!!!
 
I opted to use Tasteful Touches stamp set - I was in need of a good neutral friend card and loved the feather inside.The coordinate dies are all about the labels.  I love the stitched edges and they also have an embossed edge on some of the labels to create a really classy label.

You Are So Special with Tasteful Touches – STAMP WITH BRIAN  .

Stamps - Tasteful Touches, Waterfront (sentiment)
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, World of Good DSP, Brass Foil
Accessories - Markers for the dots.


Check out what Tanya has created using labels
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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Monday Montage 167


Welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop.  I hope you see something that inspires you to create or at least makes you smile.  

Salt Lake City has blown up again with the virus.  Hopefully our hospitals will be able to handle the influx of people needing extra care.  Meanwhile, I am staying in my hobbit hole to keep safe.

After seeing the Arrange a Wreath set in the new catalog I was smitten.  It was one of the first sets on my order.  As I sat down to create with it, I decided the stamp set was missing some stars to make a cute 4th of July Wreath.  Most people who hang holiday wreaths on their door have something for the 4th.  I get it... the the whole world doesn't celebrate the 4th with us, but stars would be great for new years and accents at Christmas :)

Well, the wreath I had imagined didn't quite translate to a card, but here goes...(the TH was from a retired set.  Who puts together number dies without a nd and a th???)


Stamps - Pattern Play
Ink - Night of Navy
Paper - Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Silver Glitter, Garden Green, Old Olive, In Good Taste DSP
Accessories - Arrange a Wreath Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies, Holiday Rhinestone basic jewels, Whale of a Time Sequins

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay positive.  Thanks so much for stopping by and hanging out for a few minutes with the Monday Montage group.  Your next stop is Dani - 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.


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Monday, June 1, 2020

We Create Making a Splash


Welcome to the We Create Blog Hop.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you find something that makes you happy and inspires you to create.

I am taking a different direction for Making a Splash.  My nephew graduated from High School with out much of a fanfare.  I wanted to make an "amazing" card for this "amazing" kid.  I know that he will make a big splash what ever he chooses to do.

If you don't have this stamp set, get it now.  It is so versatile and makes a "splash" of a card!  I made the hat using a retired tassel.  The tutorial I used for the hat is HERE


Stamps - Everything Amazing.
Ink - Basic Gray, Garden Green
Paper - Garden Green, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP, Basic Black
Accessories - Wink of Stella, Tassel, Stitched Rectangle Dies

 Salt Lake City, like many others, had protests and riots.  I live relatively close to the action and to say that Saturday evening was a little unsettling is saying it mildly.  I hope that everyone is staying safe, staying healthy and staying positive.  We will get through this and thanks so much for stopping by and hanging out for a few minutes with the We Create Crew group.  Your next stop is Kimberley - hit next to see what fabulous creation she has shared.  

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Monday Montage 165


Welcome to the Monday Montage Hop.   Quarantine day # ( I lost count)

My card today includes some old and some new...  There are so many fun things in the new catalog.  The Forever Greenery Stamp can coordinate with so many other stamp sets in the catalog.  It will be one that gets a lot of use.  And...gingham ribbon!!!!  YAY!!!

Stamps - Forever Fern (new) Butterfly Gala
Ink - Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Momento Black
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, Calypso Coral,
Accessories - Bumble Bee Gingham, Flowers for Every Season Gems, Tasteful Label Dies, Many Marevelous Markers, Butterfly Dual Punch


My husband and I are moving furniture from our bedroom so that the carpet and carpet pad can dry out.  Our earthquakes may have caused a little more damage than expected.  The sprinklers have been turned on, and so we now have determined there is a leak somewhere which has leaked into the room and saturated the carpet.   PHHHTTT!  We have made a fort in the living room with our mattress and pillows until things can be put back.

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay positive.  Thanks so much for stopping by and hanging out for a few minutes with the Monday Montage group.  Your next stop is Dani - 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.

In Case you get Lost...

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Monday Montage 164

And we come to you with another Monday Montage Blog Hop from the social distancing corner of my office.  I hope that you see something you like and that you are inspired to create.


Mothers Day has come and gone and the weekend was beautiful.  I got my card sent off to my Mom in time for her to get it for Mothers Day.  We ran the normal bi-weekly errands/grocery run with our face masks and just enjoyed a relaxing weekend.

I have truly been trying to figure out this new normal.  I feel like it will still be a few months before we even get invited back to work.  So crazy to think about, but so lucky that we haven't had the virus at our house.  I keep thinking I will get back to my old schedule, but that ain't happening.  Decided to set some new goals and create a new norm schedule.

My card for this hop is all about Daisy's.   I keep thinking about Ed Sheeran's song Hearts don't Break Around Here...Daisies Daisies perched upon your forehead....


Stamps - Daisy Lane
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Versamark
Paper - Brights DSP, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories - Stitched Heart Framelits,  Large & Medium Daisy Punch, White embossing Powder,  Fabulous Flourish Dies, Wink of Stella


Stay safe, stay healthy and stay positive.  We will get through this and thanks so much for stopping by and hanging out for a few minutes with the Monday Montage group.  Your next stop is Dani - 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.




Julie Warnick - Creating on the Run - Not Participating this week


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Friday, May 1, 2020

We Create Mother May I


It is May!  I can't believe how time flies when your stuck at home.  I get so caught up in the day to day and trying to stay healthy mentally and physically I have reduced the amount of time I spend planning and counting down days to something exciting.  Then I start to lose track of how much time has really passed.  I can't believe we are wrapping up week 7 of social distancing/working from home.

One thing we celebrate in May is our Mothers.  I don't live close to my Mom - about 6 hrs drive.  I miss her fiercely.  I would love to stop in for a hug, watch a movie together, get advice or even a treat.  Thank goodness we have technology that allows closer contact than ever before.

My card is a reminder to my Mom that she is always on my mind.  In the good days and the days I need her most!  It is raining today - so the umbrealla seemed fitting for today  Keeping it Clean and Simple.


Stamps - Under My Umbrella
Ink - Black, Basic Gray
Paper - Whisper White, Real Red, Neutrals DSP, 
Accessories - Umbrella builder Punch, White bakers Twine, Silver Pearls, Layering Circle Dies, Many Marvelous Markers



 Stay safe, stay healthy and stay positive.  We will get through this and thanks so much for stopping by and hanging out for a few minutes with the We Create Crew group.  Your next stop is Tanya - hit next to see what fabulous creation she has shared.  

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