HB 2 a Teen Boy — FMS188

It’s time for another new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week, our favorite paper crafter from New Zealand, Karren Johnson, is our hostess.  She has a fun one for us:

I needed a birthday card for a teenage boy, so I thought the little flowers in the sketch probably wouldn’t work for my card.  I thought the cute little banners from Banner Banter would be perfect.

HB to You GuyI stamped the background using the Hardwood stamp using Versamark ink.  I thought that added a “manly” touch.  And I used bright colors for the sentiment and banners — Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, and Old Olive.  The sentiment is from one of the stamp sets included in a My Paper Pumpkin kit.

HB to You Guy Close UpWe hope you’ll join us and participate in the challenge.  We love looking through the gallery each week and seeing what you make with each sketch.  You should drop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team made.  They are always inspiring!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

It’s Your Birthday — Monday Montage #30

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberHere we go again!  It’s time for another Monday Montage blog hop.  We have ten stampers participating, so make sure to work your way through the hop to all ten blogs.  All you have to do is click on the arrows at the bottom of each post.  Easy!

It's your birthdayI combined two different stamp sets to make this card — Big News and Banner Banter.  I pulled out my On Film framelits dies as well to make the photo frame.

it's your birthday close upI love how the Banner Banter set coordinates with the little Banner punch.  It’s so quick and easy.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog, so be ready to be inspired by her beautiful work.  If you’d rather work your way backwards, you can hop over to Wendy Weixler’s amazing blog.  Either way, be sure to go visit the other nine blogs.

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Have a great Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!