Home to Roost — Monday Montage #131

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

Not that I have an affinity for roosters, but I was drawn to the Home to Roost stamp set in the Sale-a-Bration catalog because I knew it would be fun to color.  My grandparents had a farm in Kansas and I would spend my summers there as a child.  I learned quickly to keep my distance from the rooster.

Sure enough, this is a fun image to color.  I started by sponging on some Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake ink on a piece of whisper white card stock.  I then stamped the grass image a couple of times over it with some stamped-off Old Olive ink, and cut out a circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.

The rooster was stamped and colored with markers, and cut out by hand.  The sentiment comes from the Well Said bundle.  The embossed background was made with the Corrugated embossing folder.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Kaitlyn Zumbach
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Mother’s Day Tea — FMS371

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is our friend from the great state of Massachusetts (who will be cheering on those New England Patriots this weekend, I’m sure), Jen Mitchell.  She has a great one for us too:

I love square cards, but rarely think to make one, so I was excited to see one in this sketch.  One of the fabulous offerings in Sale-a-Bration this year is the coordinating dies for the Tea Together stamp set, which is offered in the Occasions catalog.  You can get the stamp set in the Occasions catalog and then get the framelits for free with a qualifying order.  I love this set even though I’m not a tea or coffee drinker, and I knew it would be fun to color.  I love how the tea pot and cup are large enough to stamp images on.

I stamped the image with Memento black ink and lightly colored it with alcohol markers.  The paper is from the Tea Room dsp package and the little scallop border is from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.

I know it’s a little early for a Mother’s Day card, but the sentiment just fit so perfectly and I thought it would be great to actually be ahead for once and have a card ready.  Of course, I’ll still be scrambling to get the other one I’ll need ready to mail in time.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you create as we browse the gallery every week.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Thank You for All That You Are — FMS370

We are ready with another new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our well-traveled stamping friend, Jennifer Timko, is our hostess.  She has a great one for us too.  Take a look:

There are a lot of similar products on the card I made for this challenge and the card I shared on my previous post.  While I still had everything on my desk, I saw what I wanted to do with the sketch and rather than put it away and search for something else, I decided to go with it.  So here’s another card using the All That You Are stamp set and Gingham Gala dsp.

I started by stamping the flowers with Versamark ink and embossing them with clear embossing powder.  I love how these shades of pink work together — Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, and Petal Pink.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you make and how you use the sketch.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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First Page Thanks — Monday Montage #130

 

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

The Occasions catalog went live this past week and I thought I would share a card made with the first stamp set shown in the catalog on the first page, no less.  I think it’s easy to miss because it’s right there on the inside cover on page 2 with all of the catalog info and Shelli’s message.  There are a lot of floral sets in this catalog, but I think this one is my favorite.  It’s simple and pretty, and I knew it would be fun to color.

Markers were my medium of choice this time.  After coloring the image, I fussy cut it out.  I die-cut this beautiful trellis using the Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies and white card stock.  All of this was placed over a piece of vellum paper, which was placed over some of the new Gingham Gala dsp.

A bit of Highland Heather Organdy Ribbon, which is a Sale-a-Bration offering, was used under the sentiment, which is also from the All That You Are stamp set.  It has such beautiful sentiments!

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Kaitlyn Zumbach –not participating this week
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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I Love our Life Together — FMS369

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope your Christmas was full of joy and that you are having a great start to 2019.  I have a couple more days here with my college student before he heads back to school.  It’s so nice having the family all together.  The days pass way too quickly though.

We’re back with our first sketch for the year, and this week it is my pleasure to be the hostess at Freshly Made Sketches.  I have a sketch that I think will be quite versatile and I hope you’ll play along with us.  Here’s a look at the sketch:

I have a box of goodies from the Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration, which starts tomorrow, that I’ve been dying to tear into but have been too preoccupied with the holidays.  I thought the circle image in the sketch would be perfect for one of the new heart dies in the Occasions catalog so that is the direction I took.

I love this particular heart die because the detail is gorgeous.  I used it with some retired red glimmer paper and paired it with Powder Pink card stock and a piece of Tropical Escape dsp.  The dsp was cut using a new stitched rectangle die, which is another new offering in the Occasions catalog.

The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set, Meant to Be.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.  We are excited to have three new designers on the team, and I’m sure you’ll love what they’ve made.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Festive Farmhouse — FMS368

With Christmas right around the corner, we have one last sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you in 2018.  Our hostess this week is a newly crowned Artisan Design Team winner and our friend from down under, Narelle Faruggia.  Take a peek at this fun sketch:

Since I still hadn’t made a card with the cute farmhouse in the Farmhouse Christmas set, I knew I wanted to make it work with the sketch somehow.  Hopefully you can use your imagination and see that the house represents the oval in the sketch.

I sponged a couple of pieces of shimmery card stock with Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake inks to create the two background panels.  I colored the trees and house with my markers.

This was a fun card to make as it’s so fun playing with all of the pieces to create a scene.  This card reminds me of Christmas at my Grandma & Grandpa’s farmhouse.  I miss them and spending time on their farm.  Those are good memories.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to browse the gallery and see what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Since I most likely won’t get another card posted before Christmas, I want to wish you a wonderful Christmas.  I hope you get to spend it with those you love most and are able to relax and enjoy it amidst all of the busyness that the season brings.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Bright Lights of Christmas — FMS367

We have another new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week our hostess is our amazingly talented New Zealander friend, Karren Johnson.  Take a look at what she has for us:

This is also your last chance to submit your entry for our Design Team Call.  If you are interested, be sure to go by the Freshly Made Sketches site to read about the qualifications and responsibilities.

This week’s card uses a little bit of several different things.  I thought I would start with a card from the Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack.  I knew I wanted to use the cute little bulbs from the Making Christmas Bright set for the shape in the bottom left corner, but what to use for the big middle panel?  How about a big sentiment?

The sentiment is a great mix of fonts and is from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.

I used a color combo of Real Red, Granny Apple Green, and Pineapple Punch.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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