Sunday, February 17, 2019

Monday Montage Amazing Life

Welcome one and all to our Monday Montage Blog Hop!  For this hop we get to share anything we have been stamping lately.  This vibrant card is happy and showcases a fabulous sentiment.
Speaking of "so happy to have you in my life" that phrase rings so true for all my stampin' friends near and far.

I pulled out some of the papers from the Share What You Love Specialty pack and cardstocks to match.  My card base is Rich Razzleberry, one of my layers is Old Olive, and the top layer is Whisper White.  My images are stamped with waterproof black ink and colored with an Aquapainter.  My inks include Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Tranquil Tide.

to Julie
to Dani
Monday Montage Hoppers

Friday, February 15, 2019

#TGIF199 A Friend is Thinking of You

Here's a reason to Sale-a-Brate!  A wide open challenge hosted by #TGIF199 includes anything and everything you want from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.

This card is GORGEOUS!  It shimmers and sparkles and its full with many beautiful details.  I used lots and lots of goodies on this card.

These are the items from Sale-a-Bration that I used:
Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets
Botanical Butterfly DSP
Butterfly Elements
Part of My Story Stamp Set

From the Occasions Catalog I used:
The Dynamic Lace TIEF
Wonderful Romance Stamp Set
Wonderful Floral Framelits
Rectangle Stitched Framelits
Frosted Flower Embellishments
Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins
Butterfly Duet Punch

From the Annual Catalog I used:
Silver & Petal Pink Baker's Twine
Grapefruit Grove, Blushing Bride, & Whisper White Cardstock
Grapefruit Grove & Basic Grey Ink Pads
Basic Rhinestones

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hand Stamped Wonderful Romance

It's sketch time over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  My favorite type of challenges are sketches and so playing along with this one was my pleasure.  To start the sketch I thought the lattice and leaf piece from the Wonderful Floral Framelits would be a clever fit for the left side top to bottom narrow panel.  From there it made sense to pull out the matching stamp set to the framelits, Wonderful Romance and the rest of the sketch fell into place with ease.

My card base is Thick Whisper White and my next layer is a panel of Botanical Butterflies DSP.  I love the reverse sides of the butterfly printed papers as they are black and white patterns that work for  almost anything.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Monday Montage Meets Flowering Desert

It's so great to have you joining us for our Monday Montage Blog Hop.  Please help us give a sweet welcome to two new members of the team Cheryl Curtis and Charlet Mallett.  

A great stamp set found in the Occasions Catalog is called Flowering Desert.  It's filled with images to create a huge variety of cactus and desert fauna.  This set is AWESOME!

Along with the Flowering Desert Stamp Set I used the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF.  My ink colors include:  Shaded Spruce, Call Me Clover, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, and Basic Black.  I added a bit of bling thanks to the Basic Rhinestones and a Black Baker's Twine bow tie.  The little Melon Mambo flower was punched using one of the Bitty Blooms Punches.

It has been my pleasure to have you stop by my blog today.  Next up is Julie Warnick or if you work backwards you will be visiting Cheryl Curtis.

Monday Montage Hoppers

Creation Station Sharing What We Love

Can you believe it's February?  It's time to stamp and create a little something special for all of those best friends and family to let them know we think about them often and love them to pieces.  

For this month's Creation Station Blog Hop our theme is to "share what you love, make it sweet and sassy, yet keep it simple."  I hadn't inked up the Needle and Thread Stamp Set since I ordered it a month ago so, it was time to put the stamps and matching framelits to work.  

I started with some simple stamping'.  Just inks, stamps, cardstock, and a bit of twine is all I included for my inspiration card.  I think it's sweet and simple.  It whipped up super quick and the colors are vibrant and inviting.

With the addition of my Big Shot and the Needlepoint Elements and Rectangle Stitched Framelits I stepped up my original design.

My last card is a super stepped up version of my original layout.  I layered in an extra piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock and added a few more popped up floral and foliage elements.

Up next in our hop is Creation Station team member Denita Wright-Smee.   You're going to love what she has to share--her stamp style is amazing.

Friday, February 1, 2019


Oh wow I have an epic fail here!!!  I blew the color challenge for this week at #TGIF197.  I mean how hard is it to get a three color challenge wrong?  Well, I managed.  For some reason I had it in my mind that Lemon Lime Twist was part of this combo, but clearly it's not. 

While I missed the Pineapple Punch entirely on this card, I do believe this is quite pretty.  I have added some of my favorites in the making of this card.  A touch of foil paper, Lovely Lipstick, to back the greeting and butterflies, splashes of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, and touches of bling.

What might be tricky to figure out is my Coastal Cabana background.  It was quick and simple with the help of the "oil spill" image from the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set.  I randomly stamped the image with full strength ink and then some more after stamping off to get a lighter color.

I did use a few of my favorites to complete this card all of which you ca find in the Occasions Catalog.  Both the Well Written Thinlits and the Rectangle Stitched Framelits are included along with the Butterfly Duet Punch.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Foldout Photo Folio Measurements

For those who viewed my video class, below I have listed the cutting and scoring measurements.

Main Body/Top Flap - Grey Granite
Cut @ 6” wide x 10 1/2” tall
Score along the long edge:
3”, 3 1/4”, 3 1/2”, 3 3/4”, 9 5/8” and 9 7/8”

Bottom Flap - Grey Granite
Cut @ 6” wide x 5 1/2” tall
No scoring on this piece

Side Flaps - Grey Granite
Cut (2) @ 5 1/2” wide x 5 3/4” tall
Score along the short edge:
4 3/4” and 5”

Inside Top Flap DSP - Floral Romance (Petal Pink)
6” wide x 2 7/8” tall

Inside Main Body DSP - Floral Romance (Wood Grain)
6” wide x 5 3/4” tall

Inside Bottom DSP - Floral Romance (Leaf Pattern)
6” wide x 5 1/2” tall

Outside Layer Top Flap - Whisper White
5 3/4” wide x 2 3/4” tall

Outside Layer Bottom Flap - Whisper White
5 3/4” wide x 5 1/4” tall

Outside Layer Backside - Whisper White
5 3/4” wide x 5 3/4” tall

Hello Cupcake Happy Wishes

The newest most current challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an inspiration board which you can use to ignite your imagination.  For my spin on the challenge I grabbed my Hello Cupcake Stamp Set to get things rolling on the "creative train."

With the Hello Cupcake Stamp Set I added the Lovely Lipstick/Grapefruit Grove Foil Paper, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Well Written Thinlits, a few ink pads, Shimmering Embossing Paste, sequins, and mini candles.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Precious Parcel Foldout Photo Folio

I hope you can join me for my Live Video Class at Seeinginkspots on Facebook.  I will begin at 1:00 in the afternoon PST.  I will share the cutting and scoring directions, how to assemble the folio, and decor details.

Scroll down for the supply list.

Consumable Supplies
  • Precious Parcel Card Kit
  • Floral Romance DSP
  • 3 sheets of Gray Granite Cardstock (to create the base of the folio)
  • 1 sheet Whisper White Cardstock (for the layers on the outside of the folio)
  • 1 sheet each of Old Olive, Petal Pink, and Pool Party Cardstocks (for decorating the inside)
  • Gold Foil and Gold Glimmer Papers
  • Powder Pink 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon
  • Basic Pearls
  • Mono Multi-Purpose Glue
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Paper Trimmer/Scorer
  • Simply Scored (if trimmer does not have a scoring option)
  • Gift Bag Punch Board
  • Big Shot
  • Wonderful Floral Framelits
  • Simply Scored Rectangle Stitched Framelits
  • Well Written Thinlits
  • Lace Dynamic TIEF
  • Paper Snips
  • 1/8" Hole Punch

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Fancy Friday is Sale-a-Brating

Welcome to another Fancy Friday Blog Hop.  This month we are all sharing a Sale-A-Bration themed card or project.  I chose to show you my project using a card kit.  The Precious Parcel Card Kit is one of the free selections you can earn with a $50 purchase during Jan., Feb. and March.  I love all the vintage and delicate details that come in the kit.  

I made my own pattern to make a "foldout photo folio" made of layered cardstock pieces.  To go with the kit I added in some Grey Granite and Whisper White cardstocks to make my foldout pages. I also included some embossing using the Lace Dynamic TIEF which I think fits the look and style of the card kit perfectly.

Here is a look at the folio tied shut with Powder Pink 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon.

When you untie the ribbon here is what you see.  I fussy cut one of each of the card kit inserts as focal/anchor points for the top and bottom flaps.  To the fussy cut pieces I added lots of leaves and berries cut from the Wonderful Floral Framelits.

I love how this striped airmail envelope from the under/bottom layer peeks through when the top flap is closed.  When the top flap is lifted you get to see another beautiful montage of florals and leaves.

To create a more polished look for all of the flaps I used the Gift Bag Punch Board to round and angle cut all of the corners.

This view is with both the top and bottom flaps open.  It's tricky to tell the colors of the bottom set of photo mat layers.  The main layer with the twine bow and pink leaves is actually Gold Foil.

View when opening the left panel.

View with both the left and the right panels open.

Each of the mail box panels do open (not shown) and have inserts embellished with paper clips, postage stamps, and Gold Glimmer flowers with Basic Pearl centers.

In total I used not quite half of the kit for my project.  With one kit you can make two folios and a few extra mail box cards with envelopes.

Be sure to catch my Facebook Live video with measurements and assembly instructions on Tuesday, January 29th at 1:00 p.m. PST.

Charlet Mallett is up next and she is surely going to spark your imagination with her unique and clever creations.  Let me end by saying "thanks for stopping by and Happy Sale-a-Bration!"

Product List
Precious Parcel Card Kit | Wonderful Floral Framelits | Gift Bag Punch Board | Simply Scored Rectangle Stitched Framelits | Well Written Thinlits | Lace Dynamic TIEF
Gray Granite, Whisper White, Old Olive, Petal Pink, and Pool Party Cardstocks
Gold Foil | Gold Glimmer Paper | Powder Pink 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon
Basic Pearls | Stampin' Dimensionals