Monday Montage Blog Hop

» 5 January, 2014 » Cards, Clean & Simple » 1 comment

monday montage

It’s time for another edition of the Monday Montage Blog Hop.

Today’s card features several items from the new Occasions Catalog.

friend card
The flower images used are from the Simple Stems stamp set.  I also used Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape and Gold Sequin Trim.  It’s hard to tell in the photo above, but I embossed the greeting “friend” in gold on the solid gold washi tape.  The greeting is from the stamp set called Fabulous  Phrases.

friend card 1

Here is a close up of the strip of washi tape that I used to emboss the greeting.

Thanks for checking out the hop! Don’t forget to click back or next to see all the awesome creations these other talented ladies have to share.

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Supplies:

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases Wood- #128577, Clear- #120501, Simple Stems Wood- #133098, Clear #133101

Card Stock: Very Vanilla #101650, Subtles Collection Core’dinations Cardstock (Pool Party) #129954

Inks: Pool  Party #126982, Baked Brown Sugar #131174, Versamark #102283

Tools/Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape #133000, Gold Sequin Trim #132983, Deco Labels Framelits #130102, Big Shot #113439, Secret Garden Framelits #129372, Gold Embossing Powder #109129, Heat Tool #129053, Stampin’ Distress Tool #127562

Monday Montage Blog Hop

» 15 December, 2013 » Birthday, Cards, Clean & Simple » 0 comments

monday montage

Welcome back to another round of the Monday Montage Blog Hop.

Today I’m sharing a simple card that includes a sneak peek of products from the upcoming occasions catalog and sale-a-bration.

birthdayThe image used is from the See Ya Later stamp set that will be a FREE set available during Sale-a-bration.  I also used Retro Fresh DSP, and it can be ordered from the Occasions catalog in January. Then I added stitching to the DSP, and I finished the card by adding Gold Sequin Trim.  The sequins are sooooo addicting! Lately, I can’t seem to make a project without adding them.

I hope you enjoyed this simple card, and please be sure to click one of the links below to continue the blog hop.

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Supplies:

Stamps: SAB- See Ya Later

Card Stock: Very Vanilla #101650, Coastal Cabana #131297, Tangerine Tango #111349

Inks: Tangerine Tango #126946

Tools/Accessories: Corner Punch #119871, Retro Fresh DSP, Gold Sequin Trim

Monday Montage Blog Hop

» 1 December, 2013 » Big Shot, Cards, Clean & Simple » 0 comments

monday montage

Welcome to the Monday Montage Blog Hop.

Today I have a quick card to share with you.  I wasn’t able to get a very good picture, so it really doesn’t show just how pretty the embossing is.

With Sympathy

I used the Apothecary Art stamp set, and then I embossed it in gold embossing powder.  It was cut using the Label Framelits.  Then I water colored the flowers in Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry. The “With Sympathy” is from the stamp set called Loving Thoughts.

Thanks for joining me, now be sure to continue on the hop by clicking back or next.

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Supplies:

Stamps: Apothecary Art – Wood #128415, Clear #125527, Loving Thoughts- Wood #128436, Clear #125845

Card Stock: Whisper White #100730, Rich Razzleberry #115316, Bermuda Bay #131197

Inks: Bermuda Bay #131171, Rich Razzleberry #126950, Versamark #102283 

Tools/Accessories: Corner Punch #119871, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon #109070, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder #130917, Labels Framelits #125598, Big Shot #113439, Gold Embossing Powder #109129, Heat Tool #129053, Aqua Painter #103954

Monday Montage Blog Hop

» 17 November, 2013 » Cards, Christmas, Clean & Simple » 0 comments

monday montage

Thanks for checking in on the Monday Montage Blog Hop.

I’m really in the Christmas spirit these days.  I’ve started listening to Christmas music and watching all the great Christmas movies that are starting  to appear on tv.  So of course, my stamping projects are Christmas themed.  I spent the weekend at a crafting retreat and decided to make a variety of cards using the Endless Wishes photopolymer set.  Here are some of the cards I created.

Bermuda Bay Endless Wishes

This card is stamped in Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, and Coastal Cabana. I also added a little piercing under the greeting, and of course I had to add some splatters from Gorgeous Grunge.

Simple Endless Wishes

This is a clean and simple card I created with Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, and Pool Party.  Then I just added a small strip of  Winter Frost DSP.  I think it would also be really cute to add some Island  Indigo Baker’s Twine to the card as well.

Gold Embossed Endless WishesFor this card, I stamped the images in Versamark and embossed them in gold embossing powder.  I also used Gorgeous Grunge to add some splatters above the greeting.  I really like this card, but if I were to it again I would probably stamp the creating on the card base so that it is easier to see.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards. Don’t forget to click back or next to check out the awesome projects these other talented ladies have to share with you.

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Supplies:

Stamps: Endless Wishes Photopolymer- #133455, Gorgeous Grunge- Wood #130514, Clear #130517

Card Stock: Whisper White #100730, Strawberry Slush #131295, Smoky Slate #131202, Crumb  Cake #120953

Inks: Bermuda Bay #131171, Coastal Cabana #131175, Strawberry Slush #131178, Smoky Slate #131179, Island Indigo #126986, Pool  Party #126982,  Versamark #102283 

Tools/Accessories: Rhinestones #119246, Pearls #119247, 7/8 Cotton Ribbon #127844, Winter Frost DSP Stack #132183, Modern Medley DSP #126926, Gold Embossing Powder #109129, Heat Tool #129053

Monday Montage Blog Hop

» 3 November, 2013 » Cards, Christmas, Clean & Simple » 4 comments

monday montage

Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop.

I’m sharing a super quick Christmas card today.  I decided to pull out the stamp set called A Banner Christmas to create it.  It’s the first chance I’ve had to play with this set, so I really enjoyed deciding what to make with it.

banner christmas

I used my trusty (and often ignored) stamp-a-ma-jig to create the design at the bottom of the card so that I could get the image lined up perfectly.

Thanks for checking out the hop, and be sure to take a look at the beautiful creations everyone else has to share by either clicking back or next.

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Supplies:

Stamps: A Banner Christmas- Wood #130252, Clear #130255

Card Stock: Whisper White #100730, Cherry Cobbler #119685, Bake Brown Sugar #131296

Inks: Old Olive #126953, Cherry Cobbler #126966, Baked Brown Sugar #131174, Crumb Cake #126975

Tools/Accessories: Rhinestones #119246, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding #120992, Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049

Harvest of Thanks Hybrid Card

» 24 August, 2013 » Big Shot, Cards, Clean & Simple, My Digital Studio » 0 comments

Harvest of Thanks Hybrid Card

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday.  I’ve been stamping the day away in my stamp room, and I can’t wait to share all of the projects I created.

Today I’m sharing a card with you that I CASE’d from this month’s issue of Stampin’ Success.  If you aren’t familiar with Stampin’ Success, it’s a free magazine Stampin’ Up! sends to each of its demonstrators every other month.  It’s packed full of stamping inspiration and techniques.  If this sounds like something you would be interested in receiving, then you might consider becoming a demonstrator.  Click here to find out more about the starter kit.  If you have been considering signing up, but you have questions just send me an email.  I’ll be happy to answer any concerns you may have.

One thing that I want to point out about my card, is that I created it using the Harvest of Thanks digital stamp brush set.  When I chose to CASE this project from the magazine, I realized I didn’t have the stamp set yet, so what’s a girl to do?  Buy the download of course! That is one reason I love My Digital Studio.  You can purchase a “stamp set” and get it instantly without waiting for it to ship. 🙂

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Supplies:

Stamps: Gently Falling- Wood #128430, Clear #123804, Everything Eleanor- Wood #131987, Clear #124164, Harvest of Thanks mds stamp brush set #134930

Inks: Summer Starfruit #126991, Pool Party #126982, Cajun Craze #126965, Early Espresso #126974

Card Stock: Very Vanilla #101650, Early Espresso #119686, Cajun Craze #119684, Modern Medley DSP #126926, Epic Day DSP #130814

Tools/Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Big Shot #113439, Pearls #119247, 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch #129404, Aqua Painter #103954

 

Stepped Up Hello Dahlia Card

» 21 August, 2013 » Big Shot, Cards, Clean & Simple » 0 comments

Stepped Up Hello Dahlia Card

Stepped Up Hello Dahlia Card close up

Today I’m showing you how to take a simple card and add a few additional steps to create a slightly more detailed card. Although this is still a clean and simple card, there are a few added details that really make the card pop.

For this card I simply stamped the vanilla card stock with the dahlia image from the Regarding Dahlias stamp set in Basic Black ink. Then I punched out hello you with the 1 3/4” circle punch, and I used the fine tip end of the basic black marker to doodle around the edge of the circle. These few details really change the look of the card.

Here is the original card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Regarding  Dahlias- Wood #130324, Clear #130327

Inks: Melon Mambo #126948, Basic Black ink #126980

Card Stock: Melon Mambo #115320, Very Vanilla #101650, Basic Black #121045, Modern Medley DSP #126926

Tools/Accessories: Large Scallop Edgelits #127019, Big Shot #113439, Circles #2 Die #114526, 1 3/4” Circle Punch #119850, Piercing Tool #126189,  Pierce Mat #126199, Essentials Piercing Pack #126187, Very Vintage Buttons #129327, Basic Black Marker #100082

 

Simple Hello Dahlia Card

» 20 August, 2013 » Big Shot, Cards, Clean & Simple » 0 comments

Simple Hello Dahlia Card

Simple Hello Dahlia up close

This card is very clean and simple.  It literally took less than 10 minutes from start to finish to create it.

I don’t know about you, but I just love the stamp set Regarding  Dahlias.  It is a very versatile stamp set that can be used for many occasions.  The set includes a large flower and several greetings.  For this card I simply used the hello you stamp, and I punched it out with the 1 3/4” circle punch.  I love the extra detail added simply by piercing a circle design around the black circle.

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to come back tomorrow to see this simple card stepped up with a few changes.

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Supplies:

Stamps: Regarding  Dahlias- Wood #130324, Clear #130327

Inks: Melon Mambo #126948

Card Stock: Melon Mambo #115320, Very Vanilla #101650, Basic Black #121045, Modern Medley DSP #126926

Tools/Accessories: Large Scallop Edgelits #127019, Big Shot #113439, Circles #2 Die #114526, 1 3/4” Circle Punch #119850, Piercing Tool #126189,  Pierce Mat #126199, Essentials Piercing Pack #126187, Very Vintage Buttons #129327

 

September Thank You Card

» 12 September, 2012 » Clean & Simple, Thank You » 3,149 comments

 

Today, I’m sharing my Thank You card for September.  When you place an online order with me during September you will receive this card in the mail.

I used the stamp set World Treasures, and the sentiment is from Kindess Matters.

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Stamps: World Treasures- Wood #122900, Clear #122902, Kindness Matters- Wood #126765, Clear #126767

Inks: Primrose Petals #126858

Card Stock: Whisper White #100730

Tools/Accessories: Dimensionals #104430, Basic Rhinestones #119246

12 Days of Christmas in August: Day 3

» 20 August, 2012 » Big Shot, Cards, Christmas, Clean & Simple » 0 comments

Welcome to Day 3 of 12 Days of Christmas.  Today’s project features the stamp set No Peeking.

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Stamps: No Peeking- Wood #126290, Clear #126292

Inks: Real Red #126949, Early Espresso #126974

Card Stock: Real Red #102482, Early Espresso #119686, Old Olive #100702, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: Dimensionals #104430, Big Shot #113439

August Thank You Card

» 14 August, 2012 » Clean & Simple, Thank You » 0 comments

Today, I wanted to share my thank you card for August with you.  During August anyone who places an online order with me will receive this cute card in the mail.

I used the stamp set Papillon Potpourri for the butterfly images.  Made for You is the set used to stamp the sentiment.  Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, and Pool Party are the colors I used to make this card.

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Stamps: Papillon Potpourri- Wood #123757, Clear #123759, Made for You- Wood #126340, Clear #126342

Inks: Lucky Limeade #126984, Pool Party #126982, Early Espresso #126974

Card Stock: Pool Party #122924, Early Espresso #119686, Whisper White #100730

Tools/Accessories: Dimensionals #104430

Blooming with Kindness

» 23 July, 2012 » Big Shot, Birthday, Cards, Clean & Simple » 0 comments

My card today is one of the cards we will be making at my monthly card class in August. It uses the stamp set Blooming with Kindness.  When I first saw this set in the catalog, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t thrilled with it.  Of course, as soon as I started browsing Stampin’ Connection (an exclusive site for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators), I fell in love with it.  I embossed the midnight muse card stock with Perfect Polka Dots Folder, and the Very Vanilla cardstock was run through the Big Shot using the Oval Accents Die.

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Stamps: Blooming with Kindness- Clear #126422, Wood #126420

Inks: Midnight Muse #126860, Summer Starfruit #126991

Card Stock: Whisper White #100730, Midnight Muse #126843, Summer Starfruit #126839

Accessories/Tools: Oval Accents Die #127005, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Big Shot #113439, Dimensionals #104430, Brushed Bronze Button (Available August 1st in Holiday Catalog)

Freshly Made Sketch #44: Wonderfall

» 19 July, 2012 » Cards, Clean & Simple, Freshly Made Sketches, Thinking of You » 0 comments

Today’s card was made using the set Wonderfall.  This set is in the upcoming Holiday Catalog, and you can start ordering from it starting August 1st.  I just love this color combo, and how clean the sketch is.  If you want to check out what everyone created using this sketch click here. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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Stamps: Wonderfall- Clear #128087, Wood #128084 (Available August 1st), Sweet Essentials- Clear #126457, Wood #126455

Inks: Rich Razzleberry #126950, Island Indigo #126986, Early Espresso #126974

Card Stock: Early Espresso #119686, Whisper White #100730, Orchard Harvest DSP #126895 (Available August 1st)

Accessories/Tools: Naturals buttons #127554, Glue Dots #103683, Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262, Dimensionals #104430 

Reason to Smile Part 2

» 18 July, 2012 » Cards, Clean & Simple, Uncategorized » 0 comments

Here is another card using the Reason to Smile stamp set.  To find out more about how to get this exclusive set click here. This card is 3 3/4” x 5 1/2”.  I made it 1/2” smaller to allow for the flag to hang off the side of the card, and it will still fit in an envelope.

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Stamps: A Reason to Smile- Clear #131275, Wood #131274, Loving Thoughts- Clear #125845, Wood #125843

Inks: Midnight Muse #126860, Summer Starfruit #126991

Card Stock: Very Vanilla #101650, Midnight Muse #126843, Crumb Cake #120953, Pool Party #122924

Accessories/Tools: Full Heart Punch #113693, Polks Dot Embossing Folder #117335

A Reason to Smile Part 1

» 17 July, 2012 » Clean & Simple, Thank You » 0 comments

Today’s project is a 3×3 love note  featuring  the stamp set A Reason to Smile.  I just love how quickly this card came together. It seriously took less than five minutes from start to finish.

If you like this stamp set you should head on over here to place an order. When you spend $50 you can get this set for only $5! Isn’t that great. You won’t be automatically prompted to enter the $5 Item Number for a qualifying purchase, so make sure you enter one of the following codes: Clear #131275, Wood #131274

Have a great day, and come back tomorrow to see another project using this set.

Stamps: A Reason to Smile- Clear #131275, Wood #131274, Made for You- Clear #126342, Wood #126340

Inks: Melon Mambo #126948, Gumball Green #126861

Card Stock: Melon Mambo #115320, Gumball Green #126840, Whisper White #100730

Accesories/Tools: Dimensionals #104430, Basic Rhinestones #119246