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.

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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.

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Framed Thanks — Monday Montage #127

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 needed to make a few thank you cards and thought the Floral Frames bundle would be a fun one to use, especially since I haven’t used it much since I got it.  It doesn’t have any thank you sentiments, so I pulled out my A Big Thank You stamp set too.

I started with a Petal Pink card base and ran a piece of it through the Big Shot with the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It’s hard to tell from my photo with bad lighting, but there is a pretty linen-like texture.

This bundle has such pretty dies, and it’s fun to arrange them around a focal sentiment.

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

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Noel Pines — FMS360

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and it’s my turn to be the hostess.  That means I get to make the sketch for the week, which is always a little intimidating.  Here is what I came up with for this one:

When I drew this up weeks ago, I had intended to have Fall leaves peeking out underneath the oval.  However, when I sat down to make the card last week, I was drawn to a Christmas theme.

The large Noel sentiment is one of my favorites.  I love the font and the bold look.  And I love the coordinating greenery that goes with this stamp set.

The greenery was die-cut using the Pretty Pines Thinlits dies, from Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  A piece of Festive Farmhouse dsp was attached to the card base.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  I am looking forward to browsing the gallery this week and seeing what y’all make with it.  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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Buffalo Checked Fall Leaves — FMS359

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is our favorite card-making Aussie artist, Narelle Farrugia.  She has a fabulous sketch for us that offers many possibilities.  Take a peek:

While trying to decide what to use for the circles in the sketch, I uncovered an unused leaf from the Falling for Leaves stamp set that I had stamped over a month ago but hadn’t colored.  Thinking leaves would work with the sketch, I pulled out my markers and got to coloring.

I started by stamping the Buffalo Check background stamp with Versamark ink on a piece of Mint Macaron card stock and embossing it with clear embossing powder.  I love this background stamp!

The color scheme includes Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, and Cajun Craze.

We hope you’ll join us and make 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.

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Merry and Bright — FMS358

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our favorite paper crafter extraordinaire from New Zealand, Karren Johnson, has a fun sketch for us.  Take a look:

I thought I would add another Christmas card to the stack as the large circle image made me think of a wreath.  When I was looking at the stamp sets on my shelf, I was drawn to the Making Christmas Bright bundle.  There is a circular image in the set that is adorned with tiny stars, and while I’m not sure if it’s really a wreath, I thought it would work well with the sketch.

The card base is a 3-1/2″ x 5″ Crumb Cake note card.  I stamped the string of light on it randomly with Versamark ink.

I embossed the star wreath with gold embossing powder and stamped the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce ink.  The bulbs were stamped with Shaded Spruce, Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler inks.

This was a quick and easy one to pull together.

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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