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Monday Montage 100

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Welcome to the 100th Blog Hop from the Monday Montage team!  This is the absolute best group of losers I’ve ever known.  LOL!

In all honesty, our group was formed in 2013 shortly after the Stampin’ UP! convention.  Back then, Stampin’ UP! selected 20 finalists for the annual Artisan Award.  Ten would join the Artisan Design Team and the other ten……well, that’s us!  We didn’t win the award, but we bonded and that has been a wonderful reward in itself.  These ladies continue to inspire and delight me with their creativity.  I treasure the friendships that we have developed over the last 4 years and I invite you to celebrate this huge milestone with us!

 

Pumpkin Spice Season

We’ve been experiencing Fall-like weather off and on for a few weeks.  Those cooler temperatures always signal the start of pumpkin-everything.  While I’m definitely a fan, it seems like pumpkin season gets longer and more outrageous every year.

I’m combining projects/challenges this week because of a neck injury.  I really shouldn’t be stamping or using the computer, but you only hit 100 once!  I’m using the sketch from TGIF CHALLENGES for my card layout.  This is another design team that I’m on with several of my “loser” and “winner” friends.  We have weekly challenges and you’re always welcome to play along!

 

Pumpkin Spice Season

Somehow, someway, I’m going to hold my Card Club meeting next week.  We will be using the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set, Merry Cafe Stamp Set, and Coffee Cups Framelits Dies to create 5 scrumptious projects.  This is my Fall-themed card featuring the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  The stamping and die-cutting is rather straightforward.  I cut the pumpkins from another sheet of the Designer Series Paper to accent the card.

Pumpkin Spice Season Close-Up

There are 10 stops on this blog hop, so be sure to check out all of the amazing projects.

You can click the Back button to visit Kaitlyn or the Next button to visit Wendy.  Thanks again for celebrating with us!

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Big Shot

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Whole Lots of Lovely #TGIFC 120 Sketch Challenge

Sympathy TGIFC120

Hi Everyone!  I’ve been swamped at work the past few weeks so there hasn’t been much time to stamp lately.  Sadly, we’ve had several patients experience the loss of a family member within the last month and I am out of sympathy cards.  My husband let me know that my next stamping project needed to be restocking our sympathy cards at the office.  I needed something quick & easy, but still beautiful.  The Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper was a perfect fit with the sympathy greeting from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  I paired those two with this week’s sketch from TGIF Challenges to create this clean & simple card.

TGIFC120

I plan to recreate this card with multiple patterns of the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.  Here are the measurements that I used:

Polka Dots:  1″ x 4-3/4″

Floral:  2″ x 4″

Whisper White:  4-1/4″ x 11, scored at 5-1/2″ (card base)

Whisper White:  4″ x 5-1/4″ (front layer)

Sympathy TGIFC120

I stamped the greeting, label outline, and a couple of leaf images, then die cut with the Rose Garden Thinlits dies and the Big Shot.  An additional flower was die cut from Tangerine Tango to place behind the sentiment.  All in all, this card took just a few minutes to create.

Sympathy TGIFC120 close-up

If you love sketch challenges, color challenges, technique challenges, and more, be sure to check out the TGIF Challenges blog.  We post a new challenge each Friday and our designers are amazing with their inspiring projects.  You are welcome to upload your creations to our blog using the INLinkz at the end of each challenge.  We announce a winner every Friday, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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Rustic Elegance Wedding Card #TGIFC116 Sketch Challenge

Better Together TFIFC116

Hey everyone!  It’s time for another sketch challenge at TGIF Challenges.  You can check out what the other designers created using the sketch below by visiting the challenge blog.  I’d also like to invite you to play along with us and upload your creations.  We love to see how you interpret the sketches.

TGIFC116

This is going to be a busy year for us with weddings and babies.  Tomorrow, we will be attending the wedding of the daughter of my husband’s good friend from high school.  I’m quite certain that we are not old enough to have friends with children that are old enough to get married.  Yep!  I’m definitely getting old!

Better Together Wedding Card

Since we will be giving them a gift card, I wanted to create a beautiful wedding card for the newlyweds.  The background is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and lends a bit of a rustic feel to an otherwise elegant card.  I added a few Gold embossed banners using the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The greeting is from the Better Together stamp set.  It was stamped in versamark, heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then die cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits.  To complete the gold ensemble, I added a scallop layer of Gold Foil cardstock and a wrap of the mini gold sequin trim.

Better Together Close Up

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Have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Heat Tool

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Magical Mermaid #TGIFC114 Designer Spotlight – Elizabeth Price

Magical Mermaid

It’s the last Friday of the month and that means we are featuring one of our designers at TGIF Challenges.  I am thrilled that my good friend, Elizabeth Price, is this month’s Designer Spotlight.  I’ve know her for several years and I’m always in awe of her creations.  Be sure to check out her blog to see for yourself.

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Elizabeth is a master of layering various papers and her use of accessories is always spot on.  You can click HERE to see the card I chose to CASE.  When I saw what she did with the Hexagon embossing folder, I knew I had to try it myself.  For the background, I started by embossing Shimmery White card stock with the Hexagons embossing folder and the Big Shot.  I lightly rubbed my Basic Black ink pad onto the folder before running it through the machine to create the black outlines.

Mermaid Kisses

I thought that the hexagons resembled the scales on a fish or a mermaid’s tail, so I selected 3 colors that would look iridescent when combined:  Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, and Perfect Plum.  An Aqua Painter was used to color the hexagons and the Magical Mermaid image.  The tail was a blend of the colors and was brushed with the Clear Wink of Stella to make it shimmer.

Magical Mermaid close-up

If you look closely, you’ll see that I used quite a few gold products to embellish the card, as well as a small bit of burlap ribbon.  At first, I felt like I went a tiny bit overboard with the embellishments and was certainly stepping outside of my clean and simple comfort zone.  However, thanks to Elizabeth’s inspiration, this is definitely a favorite new technique and design.

Would you  like to add the Magical Mermaid stamp set to your stamp collection?

You’ll find a complete list of supplies at the bottom of this post.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a magical weekend!

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Big Shot

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#TGIFC112 Let’s Hear It For The Boys: No Bones About It

No Bones About It

Sad news this week……Mojo Monday has posted a final sketch.  I’ve always loved playing along with their weekly sketches and have found that they have stretched my creativity over the years.  However, I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about joining the TGIF Challenges team recently.  The talent and commitment of this group is nothing short of amazing.  They always inspire me with their weekly designs and this week is certainly no exception.  You can click on the challenge picture below to see what the other designers created.  As always, we invite you to play along with us. We love to see your creations!

I no longer have a little boy, but I still love the dinosaurs in the No Bones About It stamp set.  I’ll find any excuse to make a card with this set, so this challenge was perfect for me.  I paired the No Bones About It with the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, using the final Mojo Monday sketch.  The color combo just screams “BOY” to me:  Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, and Tranquil Tide.

No Bones About It

Don’t you just love the playful mixture of patterns in the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper?

For the focal point, I stamped the dinosaur in Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide inks, then fussy cut him.  The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist, then die cut with the Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I added a tiny bit of Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon behind the focal point to help it stand out a little more.

No Bones About It Close Up

 

You’ll find a complete list of supplies for this project below.  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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Big Shot

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