Summer is just ZIPPING along and my quest to use all of my “unused” stamp sets is moving right along! This week as I play along with the Monday Montage ladies I am showcasing the new and adorable “Tune In” Bundle of stamps and dies! I decided to ...
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"Wickedly Wonderful Creations" - 5 new articles

  1. Monday Montage #264
  2. Stampin' Fancy Friday - Annual Fav
  3. TGIF Challenge #479 - Sweet Treats
  4. Monday Montage #263
  5. Doooooooonuuuuutttsss!!!
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Monday Montage #264

Summer is just ZIPPING along and my quest to use all of my “unused” stamp sets is moving right along! This week as I play along with the Monday Montage ladies I am showcasing the new and adorable “Tune In” Bundle of stamps and dies!

I decided to go all retro with this card since the images were already in that vein. The colors make me sooo happy!

Using offset layers I went with Pumpkin Pie and some Regals DSP cut with a couple of the Deckled Rectangles Dies. I then used the Tune In Dies (along with some fussy cutting) to add all of the fun-colored television and accent elements.

My favorite element? The White 3/8” Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon! I used my Azure Afternoon Stampin’ Write Marker to make the fun “dot” pattern. The bonus part of this was the little “quasars” that appeared that mirror some of the stamped/diecut images in this set. I just dabbed the marker to the ribbon (originally intending to make polka dots) and watched in happy amazement as the little quasars formed instead!  Yay for happy accidents!

Stamps: Tune In
Paper:  Basic White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Azure Afternoon, Granny Apple Green, Regals DSP
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black and Azure Afternoon (for “Happy Birthday” and “Quasar\” images stamped inside the card; Azure Afternoon Stampin’ Write Marker
Accessories: Deckled Rectangles Dies, Tune In Dies, Transparent Adhesive-Backed Dots, White Embossing Powder, White 3/8” Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon

Stampin' Fancy Friday - Annual Fav

Today it's my turn to play with the Stampin' Fancy Friday Team!
How do you pick a FAVORITE when the new catalog comes out with soooooo many pretty thing in it??? It's VERY difficult! I would have to say my favorite product is the Adventurous Sky bundle of goodies! The stamps, dies and DSP are all PERFECT! I wanted to showcase as much as I could in one card, so let's get started!
I built the background of this card first with a layer of Smoky Slate cardstock embossed with the So Swirly 3D Embossing Folder (which was roughed up around the edges with my snips). Then, I used several strips of the Take to the Sky DSP to create a backdrop accented by some Black and Very Vanilla 3/8" Large Check Ribbon. After securing the strips to a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, I ran the whole piece through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine and one of the Deckled Circle Dies. I am not gonna lie ... I LOVE how this turned out!

I sponged a little bit of Balmy Blue ink around the edges of the clouds for fun!

The sentiment panel was just a scrap of Basic Black cardstock stamped with Versamark and White Embossing Powder.

Lastly, I placed a few of the clear embellishments from the Opal Rounds Assortment and VOILA! This really came together more quickly than it appears ... it's fun when THAT happens!

Stamps: Adventurous Sky
Paper: Basic White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Cajun Craze, Basic Gray (for the propeller), Take to the Sky DSP
Ink: Versamark, Balmy Blue
Accessories: Adventurous Sky Dies, Deckled Circle Dies, White Embossing Powder, Opal Rounds Assortment, Black and Very Vanilla 3/8" Large Checked Ribbon, So Swirly 3D Embossing Folder

Check out all the fun things created by the Stampin' Fancy Friday Team on Instagram at!!

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TGIF Challenge #479 - Sweet Treats

Thank goodness it’s Friday … that means it’s time for the TGIF Challenge!! This is going to be a fun week because it’s all about Sweet Treats!!

I’ve had this bundle for MONTHS and have not felt motivated to make something with it! Each and every time I have pulled it out I haven’t been able to find the mojo to make it work. This baby is all about LAYERS!! Using a combo of things from the Simply Sparkling stamps and dies and the Everyday Details Dies (which is quickly becoming my most favorite “go to”!)! Three panels of alternating Petunia Pop and Bubble Bath cut using the Everyday Details die are topped with a frame I made using the same dies. The circle from the dies was also used for the “fizztastic” sentiment. The “birthday wishes” sentiment was cut out using one of the Stylish Shapes Dies.

I used some Bubble Bath ink to stamp the little bubbles behind the strawberries on the can. The clear Adehesive-Backed Sparkle Gem looks like an actual carbonated bubble … love it!

Stamps: Simply Sparkling
Paper: Basic White, Garden Green, Petunia Pop, Bubble Bath, Silver Foil
Ink: Purple Posy, Bubble Bath,Versamark
Accessories: Simply Sparkline Dies, Everyday Details Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Dotted Circles 3D Embossing Folder, Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems, Petunia Pop Bordered Ribbon

The bright color combo on this makes me smile … so fun and happy! Be sure to check out the other creations from the TGIF Design Team and play along!

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Monday Montage #263

It’s a great day for some Monday Montage creativity! With all the crazy I’ve had this past week, I am SO happy that I had a card to share that I hadn’t yet posted … haven’t had time to play in several days!

First I started with the Simply Zinnia dies. I LOVE zinnias and really wanted to make some that would just pop off the page - Blackberry Bliss, Petunia Pop and Berry Bliss filled the bill quite nicely. I used both Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lolly to create the little “ring” around the center of each flower. I cut the greenery from some Garden Green cardstock.

Next, I created a watercolor backdrop using Daffodil Delight, Berry Burst and Bubble Bath ink and a water painter. I then splattered a little bit of alcohol on top of the backdrop to add to the depth of the watercolor.

I used the Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder to create the little sentiment panel, which I then sponged with a little bit of Blackberry Bliss ink. I couldn’t help but use my favorite “flicking” technique and a Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write marker to create the splatters … I love the way this one turned out (as I don’t often have great results when I try to be all “artsy” and do some water coloring!).

Stamps: None!
Paper:  Berry Burst, Petunia Pop, Blackberry Bliss, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Basic White, Watercolor
Ink: Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss, Bubble Bath
Accessories: Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder, Simply Zinnia Dies, Everyday Details Dies, Water Painter, Basic White Baker’s Twine, Transparent Adhesive-Backed Dots, Rubbing Alcohol



I feel like Homer Simpson! I love me a beautiful box of  FRESH donuts (I can personally slam down half a dozen glazed Krispy Kremes on a 45-minute drive from Provo to Salt Lake … ask me how I know for sure!)! So I’m staring at the images in the Ice Cream Swirl Bundle and I am just fixated on the one little bitty donut stamp and coordinating die … and all I can think about is eating a box of fresh donuts! Soooo … I made one instead!!!
After stamping several donuts I colored them with my Stampin’ Blends. Then I built the donut box!

I used the Deckled Rectangles and cut a frame using two of them of graduated sizes. I also cut a rectangular piece of Crumb Cake to put underneath the donuts as a base.

I ended up using a double Dimensional (one of top of another) to prop up each of the corners of the box “lid” to make them higher than the donuts, which I also put on one layer of Dimensionals.

I then cut a piece of window sheet to put behind the frame I made for the upper box lid. A layer of Pretty in Pink embossed with the So Swirly embossing folder added a good overall background, don’t you agree?

Stamps: Ice Cream Swirl, Happy Little Things
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Window Sheet
Ink: Black Memento; Stampin’ Blends - Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Pecan Pie, Lemon Lolly
Accessories: Ice Cream Swirl Dies. Deckled Rectangle Dies, So Swirly Embossing Folder, Black & Very Vanilla 3/4” Large Check Ribbon, Adhesive Backed Sparkle Gems

Now I need to go buy some donuts … or maybe not … because I KNOW I will eat too many!!
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