Starry Christmas Night — FMS366

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our favorite French stamper, Cecile Ribon, is our hostess.  Not only do we have a fabulous new sketch, but we are also having a Design Team Call.  This FMS design team is truly the best group of ladies, and I love working with them.  If you would like to be a part of the team, this is your opportunity.  Head to the Freshly Made Sketches page to see what the qualifications and entry rules are.  Here is a look at our fun sketch for this week:

Since any shape can be used for the tree in this sketch, I pulled out an old favorite Christmas set that I haven’t used yet this year, Star of Light.  The dies that coordinate with this set are so beautiful.

While trying to decide on a starry background for the big focal star, I remembered the baby-themed dsp set, Twinkle Twinkle.  I thought the dark blue paper would be perfect to reflect a starry Christmas night.

The star was cut from a Silver Foil sheet, and the top detailed star was cut from some Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  The sentiment was embossed with silver embossing powder.  I love how this card has a lot of sparkle and beautiful detail with very little work.

 

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you create!  And don’t forget to apply for the Design Team Call if you’re interested!  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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A Sled Full of Presents — Monday Montage #129

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.

I’m in full Christmas card making mode (aka — panic).  I wanted to play with the fun Alpine Adventures bundle because it is a set where I equally love the dies and the stamps.  I hadn’t used the stamped sled yet, so that was what I used on this card.

I started by making a snowy hill with a die from the Farmhouse Framelits set and some Sparkle Glimmer Paper.

The presents were stamped with Lovely Lipstick, Coastal Cabana, Powder Pink, and Lemon Lime Twist ink, while the sled was made with Gray Granite and Early Espresso ink.

I sponged some Pool Party ink on the card base and added some pretty snowflakes and sequins.

I am playing along with The Paper Players challenge this week.

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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Dashing Glittered Deer — FMS365

Whew!  These Wednesdays are flying by!  It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our talented Canadian friend, Jen Brum, is our hostess.  Take a look at what she has for us:

One of the first sets on my Holiday Catalog order was the Dashing Deer bundle.  So I decided it was about time to actually use it.

I started by die cutting the deer with the gorgeous antlers from some Gold Glimmer Paper.  He was placed on a Very Vanilla piece of card stock embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder, which I don’t think will ever leave my collection.

A piece of Festive Farmhouse dsp and a piece of dsp from the current Paper Pumpkin kit were added to the card base.  The sentiment was embossed with gold embossing powder.

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

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Christmas Truck — FMS364

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is our favorite Rocky Mountain card maker extraordinaire, Kim Singdahlsen.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

Since I hadn’t used the Farmhouse Christmas set yet, I decided to make it work with this sketch.  I love the sweet pickup truck and thought it could fit in the circle shape, while some festive plaid paper could take up the square.

The card base was embossed with the Woodland embossing folder.  A little bit of ribbon and a button with twine were added as embellishments.

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.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Skis for Christmas — FMS363

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our crafty pilot friend, Jennifer Timko, is our hostess.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

While looking for a long image, vertical image to work with this sketch, I grabbed my Alpine Adventures set.  Since I live in Texas, snow skis are not exactly what comes to mind when I think of Christmas, but I do think they would make great Christmas decorations.

I started with a piece of Festive Farmhouse dsp and mounted it on a Cherry Cobbler card base.  The skis were stamped with Soft Suede ink and die cut with the coordinating Alpine Sports thinlits.

I inked one of the Festive Farmhouse Elements with Cherry Cobbler ink and a sponge dauber and placed it on the card for the sentiment.  The “Christmas” comes from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.

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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Happy to Know You — FMS362

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Linda Callahan, our favorite pun-ster and stamper extraordinaire from New York, is our hostess this week, and she has a great classic for us:

My desk is a mess, and one of the sets I still have on it is the Floral Frames stamp set.  As I knew I wanted to use a sentiment from the Friendly Expressions stamp set, I thought the two sets could work together.

I die cut the leaves using the Foliage Frame framelits dies.  The little flowers are actually from the Detailed Deer Thinlits.

I used a color scheme of Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss, and Mint Macaron.  The dsp is from the Nature’s Poem dsp collection.

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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Holidays Sledding — FMS361

We have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches this week, and our hostess is our favorite New England Patriots fan, Jen Mitchell.  Take a look at what she has for us:

I decided to make another card for the Christmas stash.  Since I have the Alpine Adventure bundle and hadn’t used it yet, I decided that should be my set for the day.  I bought this set primarily for the sled die, so I knew that was going on this card.

 

The sled was die-cut from a piece of Wood Textures dsp, while a strip of Festive Farmhouse dsp was used on the card base.

I pulled out my Merry Christmas to All bundle for the sentiment.  I just love this set!  The word dies are gorgeous.

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