Thursday, July 11, 2019

Leaving Montenegro, 2019

We have so enjoyed our two years living in Montenegro--what a secret gem! Beautiful scenery from the Adriatic coastline up into the mountains. People are friendly and prices are reasonable. If you ever have a chance to visit, be sure to do so. I've compiled some of the photos that we have taken to share with you.
Farewell Montenegro!

Small church on islet off of Petrovac

Rock formations on Adriatic Sea off of Petrovac

Bay of Kotor; Kotor Old Town

Kotor Old Town

Jaz Beach, Adriatic Sea

Sunset over the Adriatic

Sveti Stephan

Sunset over Adriatic at Dobra Voda 

Sunset at Porto Montenegro

Boat moored for the night near Tivat

Roman Mosiacs in Rivest

Snow on the mountains


Ruins above Bar

View from our apartment in Podgorica

Lovely view from our apartment in Podgorica

Roman Ruins in Podgorica

Olive trees dot the landscape throughout Montenegro, these near Bar

Beautiful landscape for hiking throughout the country

Tara River Canyon

Along the Tara River Canyon

Lake Skadar

Lake Skadar

Lake Skadar

Near Mojkovac

Mosaic at Ostrog Monastery

Ostrog Monastery, built into the mountainside

Lake Biograd

Charming homestead



Cerno Jezero (Black Lake) in Zablijak

I hope that you have enjoyed this little peek into our 
time in Montenegro. 

Since we are in the process of moving, I will be offline with papercraft samples for a while. I hope to be back and posting in early Autumn. Have a wonderful summer, 
and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 5, 2019

Paper Piecing Floral Clusters

Hello! One more Floral Cluster design, and then I will be signing off for some time. We are in the process of moving once again, and my supplies will be making the trip across the wide blue seas. I look forward to creating and back to blogging in the Autumn.

Now, onto my card for today-- Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's Floral Cluster Summer Roses stamps and Floral Cluster and Sprigs steel dies-- all done up with decorator paper and paper pieced:

The decorator paper used today is Echo Park's "Forward with Faith."  I simply stamped the floral cluster onto white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored in the image with Copic Sketch Markers. After die cutting the piece, I stamped the floral cluster once again on to the pink decorator paper, then fussy cut the flowers out and glued them into place on the white colored floral cluster with Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.

The sentiment on the front of the card, as well as the inside, is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Additional adhesives used: Scor-Tape and Thermoweb 3D Foam.

Easy to mail, and fun with the matching decorator paper flowers.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I will be back next week with some photos of the beautiful country, Montenegro, that we are leaving. I hope that you will take a peek, and that you will join me once again in the Fall when I am back!

Thanks for all of the kind comments and support that you have given me! I so appreciate it!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Floral Clusters--Spring Pansies

Back today with another in my series of Floral Cluster designs...this one using Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "Floral Cluster Spring Pansies" and their steel "Floral Cluster and Sprigs" die. As mentioned before, this Floral Cluster die fits all four of the Floral Cluster clear stamp sets! 

The Spring Pansies were stamped onto Ranger Water Color paper with Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen Ink. They were then watercolored with Tim Holtz Distress inks, then die cut with the Floral Cluster die.

The base of my card is also Ranger Water Color paper, covered with a delicate pink print from Graphic 45's "Bloom" 8 x 8" paper pad. 

A border of May Art's 1.5" Crochet Lace. A bit of May Art's 1/4" ivory Silk becomes a bow with a small lock heart attached (similar HERE and HERE).

The sentiment from the Spring Pansies stamp set on front and inside of card were stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink.

Adhesives used: Scor-Tape, Tombow Monomulti Liquid Glue, and Thermoweb 3D Foam.

All four seasons of Floral Clusters! All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!