Bovine Cuteness — Monday Montage #143

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.

One of the cutest new sets in the catalog is the Over the Moon stamp set.  All of the images make me smile.

I colored this cute cow with markers.  I layered it up with a sheet of dsp from Bird Ballad dsp and two sheets of card stock.  I added some “cow spots” with a marker on a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock to add some pattern to the 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
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Simple Flower — FMS396

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is Linda Callahan, who always brings a smile to my face, whether it be for her fabulous cards or her fabulous sense of humor.

I had to make this card in a hurry because we were about to leave on a big road trip.  My daughter will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall, and we decided to make a road trip there for her orientation session.  Since we had never been through this part of the country, we made some stops along the way — the arch in St. Louis, Chicago, and Indianapolis were a few of our stops.  It was a fun trip!

For my card, I used a new set called Band Together.  It has a big flower that I knew would be fun to color.  I chose to use my markers for this go around.

You have to look closely, but I added some score lines to my card to represent the lines in the sketch.  I love how it keeps the card clean with the focus on the pretty flower.

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 made for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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I’m a Sucker for Flowers — Monday Montage #142

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.

My upline held a stampin’ bingo event yesterday and I was able to go to this one.  They are always such fun events.  I was the lucky winner of one game and received the Floral Essence bundle.  I love sets that coordinate with a punch, so I knew this one would be fun to play with.

I started by stamping the flowers with Versamark ink and adding white embossing powder.  I punched them out and added these fun fuzzy centers that remind me of fuzzy caterpillars.  The flowers were placed on a piece of card stock on which I sponged some Seaside Spray ink.

The sentiment is from the Band Together stamp set.

I’ve been struggling a bit with creativity lately, so I turned to one of my favorite challenge sites, The Paper Players.  They have a tic-tac-toe challenge this week, and it helped me to focus on what to include in my card.  I went with the “punched shapes, yellow, and pearls” line.

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
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick — not participating this week
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Favorite DSP — FMS394

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our sketch has been provided by our multi-talented pilot and stamper, Jennifer Timko.  She has a classic sketch that provides lots of opportunity for creativity.

We just got back from a week-long vacation to Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, and I think I left my creativity behind in Florida.  I stared at this sketch and couldn’t think of anything.  I just got a new set of dies in the mail while I was gone and hadn’t taken them out of the packaging yet, but I thought one of them might work well with the sketch.  I didn’t have much time to make it though, so I decided to rely on pretty dsp and add the decorative band to work with the sketch.

I think this set of dsp is one of my all-time favorites.  I love the sweet images and the colors are right up my alley.  The pretty scrolled sentiment frame is from a new set of dies called Detailed Bands Dies.

The sentiment is from a new set called A Wish for Everything.  I have a friend who has been going through a hard time, and I thought this message would be perfect for her.

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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Can’t Get Enough of Free as a Bird — FMS#393

It’s time for another sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is the supremely talented Lee Ann Barrett.  She has a great sketch for us that includes some fun layers.

When I first saw the sketch, I immediately thought of a stamp from Free as a Bird, which I knew would work perfectly with the sketch.  I’ve been using this set a lot for two reasons.  One, I love it!  And two, I still haven’t ordered from the new catalog yet.  I just have two sets I got during the pre-order period and this is one of them.  I think I need to rectify this situation.  🙂

I’ve been on a pink kick lately.  I’m normally not a pink girl, but here lately I’ve found myself using it a lot.  I started by water coloring the card with an aqua painter and ink pads.  I added a bit of dsp from the Bird Ballad collection and a bit of retired lace from the old catalog (I don’t have the new yet).

The sentiment is from the Piece of Cake stamp set.

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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Wild Rose Hello — FMS391

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week it is my privilege to be the hostess.  I came up with a pretty simple sketch, but I think it leaves lots of room for creativity.  Take a look:

 

Whew!  It has been a whirlwind the past couple of weeks.  My middle child graduated last week, I planned a Senior dinner event for over 150 people for her school, and I just got back from our church’s youth camp with 600 others.  I am ready for summer vacation!    Another thing I’m ready for is the new catalog, which went live yesterday.  My card today features one of the new sets in it, and it is so fun to play with.

This flower is like a 3-step stamp set.  I started by stamping the outline with Mango Melody ink.  Then I used some So Saffron ink to stamp the broad-filling image.  Lastly, I stamped some Crushed Curry ink on top with the third stamp.  It will be so fun to play with different color combinations with this set.

For the background panel, I sponged some Balmy Blue ink and added some Artisan Textures splatters.  I love the fonts used in this set, and this sentiment was included with it.

I hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you make each week 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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Sweet Robin — FMS389

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess, Narelle Farrugia, is providing a sketch from the land down under.  She has a good one — I love a simple collage.  Take a look:

Since I still had the Free as a Bird stamp set on my desk and I needed to make a thank you card for someone who loves birds, it was an easy decision on what set to use.  I did some fussy cutting on this one and used an embossing folder.  Two things I don’t do very often, though I like them both.

I colored the robin (I don’t know if that’s what this bird was designed to be, but that’s how I tried to color it) with markers.  The background circle was sponged with some Balmy Blue ink .

I looped some Linen Thread behind the circle and added some Metallic Pearls as embellishments.

The more I play with this suite, which will be available in the new catalog in two weeks, the more I love it.  I love the sentiments and I love the images.  A double win!

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you create 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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