Superhero Amazing — FMS380

We have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week one of our newest team members, Jacquie Southas, has a great one for us.  Take a peek:

My older daughter is a Senior in high school this year and will be taking her IB exams in a couple months.  They take place every day over a two week period and are comprehensive exams in all of her subjects.  It’s a very intense process.  I’m trying to stock up on encouraging notes and cards to stick in her lunches for those days.

When I saw this sketch, I searched my stamp shelves for stamp sets that had a small image that would work well repeated for the sketch.  I pulled out the Bubble Over stamp set and thought the star would be a simple and fun image for her.  I started out by stamping it several times in bright, happy colors but then was struck with an idea.  Since she is a huge Marvel fan, I thought the image was a good replica of Captain America’s shield.  And then I thought I could find a sentiment with “Super” in it, but I don’t have anything.  Rather than using an alphabet set and making my own, I found a sentiment with “Amazing.”  I thought it was close enough.

I stamped the image with Blueberry Bushel ink and punched it out with a 3/4″ circle punch.  I then used a 1″ circle punch to make the Poppy Parade circles.  The center star has a Dazzling Diamonds star on it, but it’s hard to tell in the picture.

The sentiment is from the Amazing Life 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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Butterfly Wishes — Monday Montage #135

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 daughter has a friend who suffers from severe scoliosis.  She recently had spinal fusion surgery to correct the condition, and is now going through the difficult recovery period.  Her mother told me she is now two inches taller after the surgery.  We wanted to send her a card to let her know we are thinking of her and praying for a quick recovery.

I started with a piece of the Botanical Butterfly dsp, which is one of the Sale-a-Bration offerings.  The three butterflies are from other sheets of this dsp package.  I cut the larger one out with my paper snips and punched the smaller two out with the Butterfly Duet Punch.  The sentiment is from the Humming Along stamp set.

I stamped a couple of butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set on the envelope and colored them with colored pencils and a blender pen.  I always love matching the envelope to the card when I have the time.

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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Sweet Cupcake Wishes — FMS#379

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week one of our new team members, Judy Rozema, has a great one for us.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

Since I’m always needing birthday cards and time is running out for this cute Sale-a-Bration set, I decided to make it work with the sketch.  The set is the Hello Cupcake stamp set, and it’s fun to mix and match colors with the different parts of the cupcake.

I stamped the cupcake using Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade inks.  The dsp is from the Painted Seasons dsp pack, and is another Sale-a-Bration offering in the Painted Seasons bundle.

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.

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A Painted Seasons Note — FMS378

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and this week it is my privilege to be the hostess, which means I get to make the sketch.  While this sketch has three circles in it, please feel free to substitute any other shapes you’d like.  I was just trying to create a simple collage of three items.  Here’s a look at the sketch:

Since I can’t seem to be able to put the Painted Seasons bundle away without wanting to pull it right back out to make another card, I thought I’d use it for this sketch.  This bundle now has coordinating framelits for purchase, so that’s a plus for all of those who don’t like fussy cutting.

The sentiment was embossed with black embossing powder and is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.  I added some little enamel dots as embellishments.  The dsp is also part of the Painted Seasons bundle — you get the stamp set and dsp both as part of the Sale-a-Bration free offering with a qualifying purchase.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you make and I can’t wait to see all of the cards in the gallery this week.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration this week.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Butterfly Gala Thanks — Monday Montage #134

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.

Spring Break is just one week away here, and it feels nothing like Spring.  So I pulled out some Spring-themed products and pretended. I love the Sale-a-Bration dsp offering and I love how it has butterflies that are beautifully colored and butterflies that are waiting to be colored.  For this card, I chose one that was already colored and used my paper snips to cut it out.

Some wooden Butterfly Elements were added under the butterfly’s wings, and two other patterns from the dsp pack were attached to the card base.  Some Sale-a-Bration ribbon was used as an additional embellishment.  The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala 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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Poppy Seasons– FMS377

We have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week it comes from our awesome Artisan friend in the land down under, Narelle Farrugia.  Take a look at her great sketch:

I love sketches that have a simple collage, and this sketch is right up my alley.  Narelle is the queen of beautiful floral cards and fussy cutting, so I decided to channel a little of her style.  I used the new Sale-a-Bration offering, Painted Seasons, and cut the flowers out with my paper snips.  However, Stampin’ Up! is making coordinating framelits for this stamp set so you won’t have to fussy cut them if you don’t want to.

I started by cutting out the focal layer with one of the Stitched Rectangles dies. I then stamped the the background with a stamp from the Climbing Roses stamp set using Smoky Slate ink, stamped off once.

The sentiment was die-cut using one of the Well Written framelits dies from Basic Black card stock.

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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A Hand Delivered Birthday Cake — FMS376

We have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches, and it come from half-way around the world.  Karren Johnson, our favorite New Zealand resident, has a simple and versatile sketch for us.  Take a look:

While the sketch may be simple, it definitely wasn’t easy for me.  All of that white space freaks me out!  I knew I wanted to make a birthday card and as I was perusing the sets on my shelf, I came across the Hand Delivered stamp set, which is a hostess set that I haven’t used in a few months.  I decided it was time to dust it off and have some fun coloring.

I started by stamping the images, coloring them with markers, and cutting them out by hand.  I then stamped the fun banners from the Pick a Pennant stamp set with Petal Pink ink, stamping off on a piece of scratch paper first to add a softer touch.

The sentiment is from the Well Said stamp set and coordinating framelits.

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