Hello, Lovely Week —


It’s time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  I love seeing what the other designers have to share each time, and I hope you enjoy the links to see the work of these great designers.

I thought it would be fun to have another theme week on this blog where one stamp set is featured for the entire week.  And the stamp set I chose for this week is Hello, Lovely.

I’m starting tonight with a scrapbook page that I made for the Convention display boards. It’s a page that features my youngest child.

Hello Lovely Display Scrapbook

To start this page, I started with a 12″ x 12″ page of Whisper White card stock and trimmed it down to about 11″ x 11″.  I then mixed some Strawberry Slush re-inker and rubbing alcohol, and using a spritzer, I spritzed the page to add some color.  I then used the Petite Pennants Builder punch and punched out a banner, which I then traced with a pencil across the spritzed card stock.  I used an exacto knife to cut out the banners.  I then placed a sheet of Coastal Cabana polka dot dsp from the Color Collection dsp stack behind the white spritzed sheet.  My cut-out banners then appeared as Coastal Cabana polka dot banners.  I added some punched out Crisp Cantaloupe patterned banners in between the Coastal Cabana banners, and lots of little embellishments.

Hello Lovely Scrapbook Close Up 2

I added some crazy machine stitching and other embellishments in the top corner.

Hello Lovely Scrapbook Close Up

I added some more embellishments in the bottom corner.  The stamps in this set are so fun for scrapbooking.

Hello Lovely Scrapbook Close Up 3

Now you’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog and check out her amazing project.  If you prefer, you can go backwards and see Wendy Weixler’s awesome project.  Either way, make sure you hop through all ten projects so you don’t miss out!

mondaymontageback (1)

mondaymontagenext copy

Enjoy your Sunday evening!  Thanks for stopping by!

Convention Make & Takes — Part 2

I shared three of the four Make & Takes from convention on Thursday.  Here is the fourth and final one:

Hello, Lovely Card SackIt’s a Tag a Bag Gift Bag filled with cards and matching envelopes, which were made with the Hello, Lovely stamp set.

Here are some pictures of the simple cards inside:

Hello, Lovely 1Hello, Lovely 2Hello, Lovely 3Hello, Lovely 4This would make a great gift for someone, and it was so easy to make.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Convention Make & Takes — Part 1

One of the things I love about Convention is that we are given some great Make & Take packets.  In the past, I have made the projects at Convention and brought them home.  But this year, we decided to call them Take & Makes, and we didn’t make them at Convention, but brought the packets home and made them at home.  I’ll share three of them with you today.

Celebrate BagThis first project is a cute little Tag a Bag Gift Bag that was made into a gusseted sack and decorated with the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit and the Tag It stamp set.  I love the little clothes pins that come in the accessory kit.

Grungey Make and TakeThis second project is a fun card decorated with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set and the Hello, Lovely stamp set.  I love the little bit of glimmer paper on it.

You're the Best Box


This last project that I’m sharing today is one of the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes.  It is decorated with the Hello, Lovely stamp set and some handmade feathers.  Very fun!

I’ll share the fourth project with you in another post later.  It requires a few pictures and I didn’t want to make this post too long.

Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!



Happy Scraps

I have a hard time throwing scraps of dsp away.  Sometimes they come in handy, like with this card:

Happy Scraps

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hello, Lovely
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo
Paper:  Whisper White, Gingham Garden dsp
Embellishments:  Pear Pizzazz 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, Brights Designer Buttons

I’m not Afraid of Orange

Do you have any colors that strike fear in your crafting heart?  I’ve heard many people say that color is orange for them.  I have no problem with orange.  In fact, I really like it.  It’s the favorite color of my two girls.  They’ve even asked me if they could paint their rooms orange.  I haven’t quite allowed that yet, but I don’t mind orange pillows or other accents.

hello lovely chevrons

I used some fun, new products on this card — the Positively Chevron background stamp, which I embossed with white embossing powder, and the Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon.  I also used some more of those sequins from my stash.

I do have a color that strikes fear into my heart, and that color is purple.  I think purple is a perfectly pretty color, but I rarely use it as I never know with what to pair it.  That’s why you don’t see many purple cards from me.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hello, Lovely, Positively Chevron
Ink:  Island Indigo, Versamark
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron ribbon, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Pearl Basic Jewels, sequins (non-SU)

A Secret Garden Thanks to the Best

Flower Shop Thanks

Polka dots just make me happy!  So do flowers.  I hadn’t used my Secret Garden set in a while, so I pulled it out and paired it with this fun polka dot pattern from the I Am Me dsp pack.  After cutting out the flowers with the coordinating framelits, I used some Dazzling Details to add sparkle to the centers.  I also used some of the fun new Candy Dots around the leaves.

Enjoy your Saturday!  I need to spend some time designing swaps for convention this weekend.  Time is slipping away — it’s less than three weeks away!  Yikes!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Secret Garden; Hello, Lovely
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Paper:  Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, I am Me dsp
Embellishments:  Secret Garden framelits, Subtles Candy Dots, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Dazzling Details

Happy Mosaics — FabFri21

It’s another Fab Friday kind of day!  This week we have a fun sketch challenge for you:

I knew right away when I saw the sketch that I wanted to make another Polaroid/Instagram style frame on this card.  What threw me for a loop was the arrow.  Then I remembered that the Hello, Lovely set has an arrow image.  So then I knew what stamp set I wanted to use.  But what to put in the frame?  I decided to let some dsp be the star of the show, and I love the fun, bright colors on this pattern.

Happy Mosaics

I hope you’ll join us in this challenge at Fab Friday!  Meanwhile you can check out what the rest of the design team made here.

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hello, Lovely
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush
Paper:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Quatrefancy Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  Squares Framelits, 3/16″ Corner punch, Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Artisan Label punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels