You Are My Ridiculously Awesome Sunshine — Monday Montage #171

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.

It’s that time of year again where some of my chicks are leaving the nest to go back to college.  My oldest left last weekend to go back for his final year at Alabama.  He graduated in May with his undergrad, and will be completing his Masters degree next May.  He starts class on Wednesday and so far has four out of five classes in person and one on-line.  We’re hoping it stays that way.  My middle child goes back to Michigan in two weeks.  She’ll be starting her Sophomore year and will be moving into an apartment.  So far she has one on-line only class and the remainder are hybrid classes.  My youngest started her Sophomore year of high school this past week, and she is on-line only right now with the plan to switch to in-person classes beginning in September.  It’s a lot to keep track of!  And none of it is what they really wanted, but like most people, we’re trying to make the most of it.

I decided it was time to start preparing those cards of encouragement for my students that they will most likely need at times this semester.  My middle child loves yellow and teal, and is decorating her apartment with those colors.  With temperatures over 100 degrees here the past few days, I thought a sunshiny card would be appropriate.

I started by stamping this awesome sentiment from the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set with my Stamparatus.  I used some old washi tape to cover the parts I wanted to be yellow and then inked the stamp with Bermuda Bay ink.  I then did the reverse — covered the Bermuda Bay word with washi on the stamp and inked the remainder of the stamp with Mango Melody ink and stamped again.  I then cut out the sentiment with a new die from the Halloween Magic die set.  I love the large size of this fun die!

The sun is from a recent Paper Pumpkin stamp set.  I stamped it on watercolor paper and then colored it with a combo of Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody inks.  Once it was dry, I cut it out with my paper snips.

The base layer is a piece of dsp from the Playing with Patterns pack, and it was mounted on a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.  I added a couple of thin strips of Bermuda Bay card stock under the sentiment panel for fun.

The current challenge at The Paper Players gave me the inspiration to make this card, and to keep it uncluttered and fee of many embellishments.  Sometimes clean and simple is best!

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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7 thoughts on “You Are My Ridiculously Awesome Sunshine — Monday Montage #171

  1. I love your colour combo Amy and bold, uplifting sentiment – great words of encouragement that will I’m sure be needed as each of your children transition through the school year. A lack of in-person classes can be tough, so glad 2 of your 3 are returning to at least some of these. Thanks for sharing your sunny CAS design with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Amy, I just love this card! I always tell my grands that they are my sunshines! The color combo is gorgeous! I hope all you children have fabulous years. MI and AL are a long way apart. I know it is hard to see them leave home. Thank you so much for making my challenge shine at The Paper Players!

  3. Love how you masked off the sentiment for the multicolored effect. Such a fun and happy card, Amy! Thank you so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

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