Celebrate with a Cherry on Top — Monday Montage #46

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberWelcome to another Monday Montage!  We are a group of ten stampers who loves to share our creativity with others.  All you have to do to follow along with the blog hop is to click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I needed to make a birthday card for my dad, and I just can’t seem to stop using the Cherry on Top dsp.  Since the sheet with the party banners is perfect for a birthday, I didn’t look for any other paper.

Celebrate with a Cherry on TopI paper pierced the star and added one of the Expressions Natural Elements for the sentiment.  I thought the wooden sentiment was kinda manly, so I wanted to use it for this card.

I added some gold Metallic Thread and star sequins — maybe not the most masculine of embellishments, but hey — I didn’t use any buttons or ribbon.  Those are the things the guys in my house say to avoid for manly cards.  :)

Celebrate with a Cherry on Top Close UpYou’re ready to hop on over to the super creative Breelin Renwick’s blog.  She has something to wow you tonight.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can venture over to Wendy Weixler’s amazing blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all ten blogs.

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Loads of Sublime Thanks — FMS192

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week Jen Mitchell is our hostess.  Jen is so gifted at making fab clean cards.  She has a great versatile sketch for us too:

I pulled a new stamp set, You’re Sublime, off my shelf.  I think all of the images in this set are so cute.  And I love the punny sentiments.

Loads of Sublime ThanksI colored this with an aquapainter and a blender pen.  I added some of the fun silver metallic thread, white baker’s twine, and silver 1/8″ ribbon behind the focal image.  The dsp is from the Schoolhouse pack.

Loads of Sublime Thanks Close UpWe hope you’ll make some time to play along with the challenge.  We love to see how you interpret the sketch.  Meanwhile, you can see what the design team made at the Freshly Made Sketches site for some inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Watercolor Wings Thanks — FMS191

Happy Wednesday!  We’re on Summer vacation here, so every Wednesday is happy.  Another reason for a happy Wednesday is that we have a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week, the oh-so talented Jennifer Timko is our hostess.  And she has a super versatile sketch for us:

I hadn’t cleaned up my desk after making my last card, and I had so much fun using the Watercolor Wings stamp set that I decided to use it again for this card.  I just changed up the color scheme for this one.

Watercolor Wings ThanksI started by putting a few drops of re-inker on an acrylic window sheet.  I then took a wet aquapainter and moved the ink around a little and then spritzed water on it.  Then I took my card stock and smooshed it on the acrylic sheet.  It made a nice messy watercolor look.  After that dried, I stamped some of the So Saffron dots and spritzed some So Saffron ink on the card base.

Watercolor Wings Thanks Close UpI used a color combo of So Saffron, Pool Party, and Smoky Slate.  The “thanks” die was used on a Gold Foil Sheet.  The top layer of the butterfly was made with vellum paper.

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you make.  You can go visit the Freshly Made Sketches site to see how the design team used the sketch for some inspiration.  You’ll see a great variety!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Watercolor Wings Hello — Monday Montage #45

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberWelcome to another Monday Montage blog hop.  We are a group of ten stampers who share our work every other Monday.  All you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

When a new catalog comes out and I get my first order of new goodies, I usually don’t know what to ink up first.  So after much consideration, I pulled Watercolor Wings off the shelf and started playing.  This set is so fun!  I just love the three-step stamping you can do with this set, and I love that it has coordinating framelits.

Watercolor Wings HelloI used a color scheme of Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Soft Sky, and Tip Top Taupe.  And I added some touches of gold with the Gold Metallic Thread, the Metallic Foil Doilies, and the Gold Foil Sheets.

I used the new Elegant Dots embossing folder on the Soft Sky strip — love this!  The sentiment was made using the Greetings Thinlits.

Watercolor Wings Close UpI am looking forward to playing with this set more and trying out different color combinations and layers.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog for a helping of creative genius.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can venture over to Wendy Weixler’s blog and be inspired with her amazing work.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all ten blogs.

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Best New Thoughts — FMS190

Another Wednesday has arrived, and that means it’s time for a new challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week, I have the pleasure of being the hostess.  I can’t wait to see what y’all do with the sketch!

I put an oval in the sketch, but feel free to use any shape you like.  The design team used all sorts of different things — love their creativity!  I had intended to use an oval on my card, but you know how sometimes one thing leads to another, and before you know it, you’ve ended up with something totally different than what you had originally planned.

Best New ThoughtsI just got my box of new catalog goodies, so I was dying to try some out.  I started with a strip of dsp from Everyday Chic, which has lots of fun black and white patterns.  I then stamped the gorgeous flower from the hostess set, Best Thoughts, and colored it with an aquapainter using Watermelon Wonder (I can’t stop using this color!) and Cucumber Crush.

The sentiment is a die from the new Thinlets set called Greetings.  I love these dies!

I added a peek of Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim and some baker’s twine.  And I ended up with a pretty simple card.

Best New Thoughts Close UpWe hope you’ll play along and make your own card using the sketch.  You can jump on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team made for some inspiration.  They rocked this sketch!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Eclectic In-Colors — FMS189

It’s another Wednesday, and that means it’s time for another sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  This week, our good friend from down under is our hostess, and she has a great sketch for us.  Narelle is so talented at making multi-layered cards look clean and easy, so it’s no surprise that her sketch has some fun layers.

I pulled out a beloved stamp set that has gotten a little dusty on my shelf, Kinda Eclectic.  I used some of the new In-Colors with it — Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, and Tip Top Taupe.

Krafty Eclectic

I started by embossing the sunburst image with some Crushed Curry embossing powder (retired now).  The sentiment is from the Another Thank You photopolymer set.

Krafty Eclectic Close UpWe hope you’ll join us and play along with this challenge.  It’s always fun for us to see what’s in the gallery each week.  Meanwhile, you can hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team made for some inspiration.  You’ll see lots of beautifully creative and very different interpretations for this sketch.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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A Mint Pictogram — Monday Montage #44

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberWelcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  We have ten paper crafters that are sharing their latest projects with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I needed to make a quick thank you card and I wanted to use one of the new In Colors which I haven’t really used yet, Mint Macaron.  It is such a pretty color.  I paired it with Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Tip Top Taupe.

Mint Pictogram

 

One of the things I love about this stamp set (other than the cute images) is the way it coordinates with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  It makes for quick cards!

The sentiment is from Another Thank You.

Mint Pictogram Close Up

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog to check out her latest project.  She is always so creative and makes such beautiful things.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can hop over to the oh-so-talented Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the other nine blogs.

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