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Monday Montage 48


Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring projects.  Be sure to visit all 10 don't want to miss anything!


While many of my stamping buddies were at the Annual Stampin' UP! convention in Salt Lake City, I was at home having classes and watching the convention sessions during the live streaming sessions. This first project is a stepped-up version of a card featured in the current Stampin' Success magazine for demonstrators.  We made the basic version at our monthly meeting on Sunday.




This card features the Watercolor Wings stamp set.  I love how versatile this set can be!  There is even a matching set of Framelits.  Colors used were Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, and Soft Suede.


The next project is a Project Life by Stampin' UP page that we did as a Make and Take on Saturday's scrapbooking class.




I love this smaller-sized page and find it a lot less intimidating than 12" x 12" layouts.  I chose Smoky Slate Designer Series Paper from the Neutrals collection to fill the 4"x6" slot and 3"x4" slot.  We heat embossed the "Congrats" from the Bravo stamp set, then added a few Bermuda Bay splatters from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.




To create the shaker element, I placed 2 pieces of window sheet together and adhered three of the sides with Washi Tape wrapped around the edges.  I filled the shaker with sequins, then sealed the final edge with the Washi Tape.  As a final step, I stamped "Woo-Hoo" from the Bravo stamp set with the White Stazon ink pad.




As I was watching the live streaming on Saturday, one of the presenters was demonstrating the White Stazon pad on a project.  She mentioned that there was a little piece of plastic included in the package to spread the ink on the pad.

*****Insert a flurry of curse words here*****

I realized that as I had been preparing this project for my class that I threw this little spreader in the trash.  UGH!!!  So off I went to dig through the trash.....I found it!  I hope you can learn from my mistake.


 Be sure to visit all 10 stops on the hop.  Click next to see what the Wonderful Wendy has created or click back to check out Kreative Kaitlyn.

 Happy Stampin'


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Project Life by Stampin' UP! ~ Moments Like These

On Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, the designers are sharing projects made with Project Life by Stampin' UP!  You can view all the projects HERE.




I was able to create this page in minutes with the Moments Like These Project Life Card Collection.  The cards are mostly black & white with a few pops of color, so they are perfect for almost any occasion.


With the coordinating Accessory Pack, I was able to do the gold "recital" lettering, a shaker pocket, and a few sticker embellishments.  The accessory pack contains sequins, washi tape, clips, stickers and more.


And I'm really loving the new layout options with the photo page protectors in Variety Pack 2.  I used the one shown in the middle of the pic below.  It measures about 10" x 12" and adds a nice variety to my albums.


Project Life by Stampin' Up! really simplifies scrapbooking.  Anyone can do this!  If you'd like help getting started, feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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Personalized Shower Caddy



My children have left for the annual family camping trip in Southern Missouri.  I'm missing them already and it's only been a few hours. 

Before they left, I wanted to make them something that would help them keep track of all their toiletries.  I found these cute shower caddies and decided to personalize them with vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo.



The neat thing about these caddies is that they have a smaller caddy inside.  This will be perfect for the kids to tote back and forth to the bath house at the campsite with their shampoo, body wash, and toothbrushes.




For my daughter, I selected a simple fairy design that I cut with light pink vinyl.  I added the "Isabella" in lime green vinyl over the fairy image.  Both of these are available in the Silhouette Design Store.




My son is a teenager, so he really doesn't LIKE anything (except maybe girls). I wasn't going to put a girl on his caddy so I settled for a zombie with his name.  The zombie image is from the Silhouette Design Store.


This was such a quick & easy project.  Not only are these caddies great for camping trips, but they would also be perfect for college students.  I'm already planning on making a few more as gifts.


Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Summer Cards DIY Fringe Beach Cover-Up Summer Burlap Wreath with Chipboard Initial DIY Tribal Summer Love Shirt with Glitter HTV Mason Jar Monogram T-Shirt with Free Cut File Summer Jar Light DIY Painted Anchor Beach Candle Holder Patio Door Watermelons Personalized Shower Caddy How To Tie Dye A Shirt With Spray Tie Dye! Summer Memories Jar FAUX SEA GLASS DECORATIVE JAR Etched Monogrammed Mason Jar Mug DIY Zip Code Pallet Sign
1. Home At Eight // 2. DIY Just Cuz {Sam} // 3. DailyDwelling // 4. Where The Smiles Have Been // 5. My Paper Craze // 6. Get Silvered // 7. DIYJustCuz {Brittany} // 8. Whatcha Workin' On? // 9. The Stamp Doc // 10. Practically Functional // 11. Simply Kelly Designs // 12. Patina Paradise // 13. Architecture of a Mom // 14. Weekend Craft


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Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Card Sketch 23

 We've got another fabulous card sketch for you over on Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  You can check out what our designers did with the sketch and play along with us by clicking HERE.




 I started by embossing the dots with the Big Shot and Large Polka Dot embossing folder.  Next, I lightly sponged Pink Pirouette ink onto the raised dots with a sponge dauber. Then, I cut the diamond shape into the middle of the card. (this involved some measurements and other boring stuff)



The paper behind the cut out is from the Color Me Irresistible Designer Series Paper Stack. I stamped "happy birthday" from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto Pink Pirouette card stock, then punched it out with the NEW Washi Label Punch.  I love how this punch gives new life to that stamp set ~ it's a great one and so versatile!



Gold Metallic Thread was placed behind the greeting.  I watercolored the Birthday Cake with Blender Pens and ink pads, then fussy cut it out. To make it extra fancy, I added just a bit of Dazzling Details.

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Monday Montage 47


Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring projects.  Be sure to visit all 8 don't want to miss anything!


 I have quite a few birthdays remaining this month, so I'm cranking out the cards.  I'm really loving the Pink-Black-Gold color combo lately.  I hope you don't get too sick of it!  This birthday card layout is from CAS(E) this Sketch.



I decided to do a slight variation of the Bokeh technique. I started by sponging random dots with a sponge dauber and Pink Pirouette ink with the Dots Decorative Mask.  To create larger dots, I punched a 1-1/4" circle out of a scrap of card stock and used it as a stencil.  The splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge filled in some of my white space with tiny pink dots.





Once the ink was completely dry, I stamped the star from the Project Life Moments Like These Photopolymer stamp set with Versamark ink, then heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder.




The focal point is a combination of the Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape (a new fave) and the Expressions Natural Elements.


 Be sure to visit all 10 stops on the hop.  Click next to see what Wendy has created or click back to check out Julie's awesome project.

 Happy Stampin'


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Blog Hop ~ Anything Goes


Thanks for joining us on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop.  This month ~ ANYTHING GOES.   As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 6 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Tobe at The Craft Sea. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.




A little birdie told me that one of our design team members will be having a birthday soon.  I wanted to surprise her with something special ~ A Pocket Letter!

What are Pocket Letters?




This is my first attempt with using exclusively Stampin' Up! products.  Basically, you fill a 9-pocket page protector and send it to someone.  I've been so intrigued by this idea and I've got an awesome Pinterest board with even more ideas.



To view the individual pockets, instructions for each one, and a complete supply list, click HERE.


Click the NEXT button to view Donna's awesome project!


Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Jenny at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  2. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  3. Leanne at Literally My Joy
  4. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  5. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  6. Tobe at The Craft Sea
  7. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  8. Donna at Organized Chaos
  9. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  10. Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life



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Single Layer Cards

 It's all about the simple cards on Stylin' Stampin' INKSpiration today.  Our challenge was to create single layer cards and I think everyone outdid themselves.



For the background of my card, I used Soft Sky ink on the Watercolor Wash stamp set.  Before stamping onto a Whisper White Note Card, I punched several clouds with the tree builder punch and placed them on my card with a dab of adhesive.  Once I had stamped the background, I removed the punched clouds to reveal a soft, dreamy sky.

The sun, heart, and greeting are from the Over the Rainbow stamp set.  To finish the card, I tied on some Black Bakers Twine.  You'll find the complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

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Somewhere......Over the Rainbow


 The NEW Over the Rainbow stamp set is such a fun and versatile set.  I really love the watercolored look.  It immediately went on my wish list because it is so similar to one of my all-time favorite sets:  Work of Art and it had some great greetings, too.


I used this week's CAS(E) this sketch for the layout.


For the bottom of the card, I used one of the Ovals Collection Framelits to cut away the bottom.  I layered a second piece of cardstock behind that had been embossed with the new Brick Wall embossing folder. 

All of the supplies used are listed at the bottom of this post.  Thanks so much for stopping by!



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Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Color Challenge ~ You're Sublime


One of my favorite new stamp sets is You're Sublime.  The images are so cute and perfect for paper-piecing.  For today's card I combined 2 challenges:  #SSINKCC23 and #FMS193.  I love how it all came together!

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Another must-have from the new catalog is the Designer Series Paper stacks.  These come in each color collection plus the in-colors.  It's great to always have a patterned paper on hand for any project. 

Be sure to check out the other projects by the SSINK designers here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



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Product Focus: Decorative Masks

Today on Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, we are showing many different ways of using Decorative Masks.  Be sure to check out the other designers amazing cards!


My favorite way to use the Decorative Masks is as a stencil with modeling paste.  It creates a raised, dimensional effect on the card stock and dries quickly.


I began by stamping one of the swooshes from the Work of Art stamp set three times in Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, and Cajun Craze.  Next, I applied the modeling paste over the stencil and sprinkled the wet paste with glitter.  Once dry, I added a "hello" that was die cut from Basic Black card stock with the Greetings Thinlits die.


For the layout, I used this week's CAS(E) this Sketch to keep it simple.

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