Monster Bash Care Package — Monday Montage #150

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of 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.

I’ve been collecting Halloween and Fall themed items to put into care packages for my two college kiddos.  Of course, most of the items in the boxes are food items (if you can call candy “food”).  I used the Monster Bash suite of products to decorate the boxes and some of the contents.

My daughter loves some taffy that a local candy shop carries, so I bought some pieces for her and put some of the Monster Bash dsp on a box to decorate it.  The ribbon is some retired ribbon.  I made the tag from some Pumpkin Pie card stock and cut out the picture from one of the Monster Bash dsp sheets.

I also made some little 3″ x 3″ cards to put in the boxes.  I’m not sure why my camera changed the color of the card, as it is exactly the same as the sheet of dsp on which the projects are sitting.  I included some some square tubes that I had on hand but can’t remember where I got them and filled them with peanut M&Ms.  Both the card and tag were made using the Spooktacular Bash stamp set and coordinating Ornate Frames dies.

I used a couple of Monster Bash dsp sheets to decorate the inside of the box as well, where I put some soft, warm socks, decorations for her door and room, some of her favorite Halloween candy, and some pictures of them when they were little in their Halloween costumes.

What items do you put in care packages?  I used to put homemade goodies in them, like cookies, but they never seem to stay fresh enough by the time they get them.  I think that just getting a package is fun for these students, and they’re not particular about what is actually in them.

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
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia— not participating this week
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick— not participating this week
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Spooky Jars — FMS407

It’s Wednesday again, and that means it’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  And this week out hostess is the ever talented Lee Ann Barrett.  Take a look at this fabulous collage-style sketch:

I wanted to make a Halloween themed card for a care package I will be sending off to one of my college kids, and when I saw the sketch I immediately thought of the cute little jars on one of the sheets in the Monster Bash dsp collection.  I cut a few of the various jars out using my paper snips and arranged them around the sentiment piece.

I die-cut one of the cool frames in the Ornate Frames dies collection from black card stock and embossed the sentiment with some old Crushed Curry embossing powder.

For the background I blended some Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie inks onto a piece of white card stock and then splattered some Terracotta Tile ink over it.

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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Plaid Wishes — FMS406

It’s already Wednesday again, and that means it’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week, our hostess is the very talented Jacquie Southas, and she has a great sketch for us.  Take a look:

Now that it’s October, I decided I should probably get started making Christmas cards.  For the collage in the bottom corner of the card, I thought the trees in the Perfectly Plaid stamp set would work well.

I started the card with a piece of dsp from the Wrapped in Plaid collection.  I then stamped the trees with Versamark ink and embossed them with gold embossing powder.  They were punched out with the coordinating Pine Tree punch.

The sentiment is from the Word Wishes die collection and was cut from some gold glimmer paper.  A little bit of scrap ribbon was used behind the trees as an embellishment.

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.  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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Grateful for Family — Monday Montage #149

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of 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 having water colored in a long time, I decided it would be fun to pull out my brushes and color the large leaf in the Gather Together stamp set.  Since I haven’t been stamping much lately, I went with a favorite layout to make things easy.

I used Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody inks to color the leaf.  I started by embossing the leaf first by stamping Versamark ink on my stamp and then stamping Early Espresso ink over it before applying clear embossing powder to the stamped image and heat setting it.

Keeping it super simple I added a little linen thread as an embellishment.  The sentiment is from the stamp set included with the August Paper Pumpkin kit.

The Paper Players is having a Theme Challenge this week, and it helped me in choosing my sentiment for this card.

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
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis — not participating this week
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Copper Tipped Leaves — FMS405

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week our hostess is our talented friend, Judy Rozema.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

While I still had my Gather Together bundle out on my desk, I decided to make another card with it.  I thought the three leaves in the die set would work well for the three squares in the sketch.

I die cut the leaves from Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede and Cajun Craze card stock.  I then lightly rubbed parts of the leaves with some Versamark ink and then sprinkled on some Copper embossing powder.  The leaves were placed on a sheet from the same suite and some sequins were scattered as embellishments.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using 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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Gather Thanks — FMS404

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week it is my pleasure to serve as the hostess.

Fall is such a short season where I live.  Summer is LONG…  So even though it doesn’t feel like Fall here yet, I want to play with my Fall stamps.  I love Fall and all of the Fall products, so I guess I just need to light a pumpkin scented candle and turn the A/C down to make it even cooler in the house and maybe I can fool myself into feeling like it’s Fall.  😉

I started by die-cutting some leaves using the Gathered Leaves dies.  I took a tip from the Holiday catalog and spritzed my card stock with water before die-cutting the leaves.  I think it added a little depth and a little color variation.  I stamped the pumpkin from Gather Together with Cajun Craze ink and then colored it in with my alcohol markers.

The paper is from the Come to Gather dsp pack.  The card stock is Very Vanilla.

 

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 see what the design team has created for your inspiration at the Freshly Made Sketches site.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Three Little Birds — FMS402

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our ink-blending and coloring pro, Karren Johnson, is our hostess.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

Since it is still hot as blazes here in Texas, I just can’t even look at my pretty Fall and Christmas stamps yet.  When I saw the circles in this sketch, I thought of those sweet little birds in the Bird Ballad Suite.  I got out my paper snips and cut some of them out.

I started out by sponging some Pool Party ink onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I then cut a strip of the pretty pink polka dot paper from the same dsp pack and mounted it on another piece of whisper white card stock that I had cut out using a scalloped die from the Stitched Be Mine dies collection.

I added a little baker’s twine and a few sequins, and called it a day.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using 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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