Three Paned Friendship Flowers — FMS496

We’re back with another new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess, the amazing Judy Rozema, has a fun sketch for us. Take a look:

When I was looking through my stamp sets for a set that would work with the sketch, I knew the Flowers of Friendship set would be perfect with it’s vertical sentiment and long, skinny flower.

I started by stamping the flowers, coloring them with my alcohol markers, and then cutting them out with my paper snips. The dsp is from the Hand-Penned collection.

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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Harvest with Bumblebee — Monday Montage #194

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.

Here’s another sneak peek of some products in the upcoming Holiday mini catalog. It features the Harvest Meadow suite.

I started by stamping the flowers and coloring them with my alcohol markers. There is a coordinating die that I used to cut them out. Using a die from the Scalloped Contours dies, I cut out a frame of Misty Moonlight card stock.

The three strips under the focal panel are from the Harvest Meadow dsp collection. It is such pretty paper! I placed some strips of 3/8″ Diamond Weave Ribbon on top of the dsp.

A piece of Crumb Cake card stock was embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.

This card was inspired by the fun sketch over at The Paper Players:

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!

Christmas in July — FMS495

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week it is my privilege to provide the sketch for the week. Take a look:

I’ve seen so many people posting Christmas in July creations this month, so I decided to join in. This card is also full of sneak peeks of new products in the upcoming Holiday catalog which comes out in just a couple of weeks.

I started with a new embossing folder, the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder, which isn’t really a Christmas theme, but I thought it fit in with the rustic look. I embossed some of the new Kraft paper, which I love!

I then stamped some of the different images from the Christmas season stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

The sentiment is from another new stamp set called Merriest Moments. I love the gorgeous sentiments in this set! I added some new Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots and linen thread as embellishments.

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 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!

Dotty Art Gallery — FMS494

Oh, boy!! This month is flying by! It’s already time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is the incredible Narelle Farrugia. Take a look at her simple sketch, which is full of possibilities:

I wanted to use one of the new In-colors that I’ve neglected so far, Polished Pink. I don’t know why it has been ignored! I love it! I thought the easiest way to use it would be with flowers, and since flowers seem to dominate my stamp set shelves, that was an easy decision.

I started by stamping the flower from the Art Gallery stamp set and cutting it out with the coordinating dies. I sponged some Balmy Blue ink onto some white card stock, cut out a piece with a rectangle stitched die and splattered some black ink on it. Some fun In Color Jewels were added as embellishments.

The sentiment is also from the Art Gallery stamp set and was cut out with a Tasteful Labels die. A piece of dsp from the Pattern Party collection was adhered to the card base.

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!

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Biggest Birthday Wish — Monday Montage #193

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 needed to make a masculine birthday card and found myself lacking in masculine stamps. Hmmm… My default for that is usually stars. So I pulled out the Stitched Stars Dies, a stamp set with a big birthday greeting, and some fun striped dsp. I knew it would be easy from there!

I started with some of the fun Pattern Party dsp. The sentiment was stamped and cut out with a die from the Tasteful Labels dies collection. I then cut out some stars using a die from the Stitched Stars dies and scattered then around the sentiment panel. Some Matte Black Dots and some Opal Rounds were added as embellishments, as was some black baker’s twine looped underneath the sentiment panel.

This was a quick and easy 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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Loved, Today & Always — FMS493

We are cruising our way into July, and we have a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. Our hostess this week is Karren Johnson, our resident queen of coloring, , blending, and making all things gorgeous. Take a look at her fun sketch:

When I first sat down with this sketch, I knew I wanted to use the flowers in the Flowers of Friendship stamp set. So before coloring them, I picked out some dsp from the Pattern Party collection so I could decide on a color scheme.

These flowers were easy to put together thanks to the coordinating punch that works with both blooms and leaves.

The sentiment is from the Through It Together 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.

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Peach Blossom Birthday — FMS492

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our sketch comes all the way from France. Cecile Ribon, the queen of using die-cut images to make gorgeous clean cards, has a fun sketch for us. Take a look:

I thought this sketch would be perfect to use a die-cut flower (especially in honor of our hostess, Cecile) and some pretty dsp. So the You’re a Peach suite was an easy choice for me.

I started this card by stamping the leaves and using one of the coordinating dies to cut them out. I then used my paper snips to cut out the flowers from a piece of the coordinating dsp.

I used two different patterns of the dsp for the card base and focal panel. I love the pretty colors in this suite! Some Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon was added beneath the focal panel.

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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Hey There, Strawberry! — Monday Montage #192

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 had been a while since I had played with the Sweet Strawberry stamp set, so I grabbed it from my shelf and stamped a couple of those sweet berries. I also stamped the pretty flowering vine on a piece of white card stock, which i had lightly blended some Balmy Blue ink on. I then colored the strawberries and vine with alcohol markers.

I added a strip of dsp from the Pattern Party hostess pack along the edge, and tied on some retired baker’s twine. I could have colored some of the white twine in the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack with a marker, but I like using up some of the retired stuff when I can. Some enamel dots were added as embellishments and the sentiment was added. It is from the April Paper Pumpkin stamp set.

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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Sharing a Sunshiny Birthday — FMS491

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our sketch comes from our favorite crafty Coloradan, Kim Singdahlsen. Take a peek at her fun sketch:

Wanting to use a new set I hadn’t inked yet, I reached for the Sharing Sunshine stamp set. I love how this set can be used for suns and moons and has the cutest happy face to decorate them. And since I’m running low on birthday cards, I knew it had the perfect sentiment too.

I started by cutting strips of dsp from the Pattern Party collection, which is a hostess reward set. The dsp is actually a sheet of black and white paper. I used my alcohol markers to color it with Pool Party and colored in some of the circles with Bumblebee and Daffodil Delight markers.

The sun was stamped with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie inks and cut out with different circle dies from the Layering Circles dies. The sentiment was stamped on Bumblebee cardstock and embossed with black embossing powder. I cut it out with my paper snips.

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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Hand-Penned Birthday — FMS490

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is our lovely Canadian friend, Jen Brum. Take a look at her fun sketch:

I needed to make a birthday card for my sweet mom and since she loves flowers, I decided to use a floral set. Hand-Penned Petals bundle to the rescue!

The flowers were colored with alcohol markers and cut out using the coordinating dies. I added a strip of coordinating dsp and cut a piece of Mint Macaron card stock using a scalloped die in the Hand-Penned bundle. Some fun little glittery gems were added as embellishments.

The sentiment is from the Sweet as a Peach 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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