A Poodle Day — Monday Montage #103

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten 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.

Once Stampin’ Up! announced that they will soon be offering alcohol markers again, I couldn’t wait to dive in.  Demonstrators were allowed to pre-order them on October 1st, and everyone else can on November 1st.  I have been having fun playing with them, and love that you don’t have to be a coloring expert or artist to use them successfully.

I needed to make a birthday card and I have rarely stamped any of the adorable images in the Birthday Delivery stamp set because I thought they’d be hard to color.  But now that I have the new Stampin’ Blend markers, I decided to give it a go.  And it was easy!  I love these things!

I started by stamping the image with Memento black ink and let it dry a few minutes.  Then I used the two Smoky Slate markers, Cherry Cobbler markers, Pink Pirouette markers, and Pool Party markers to color this sweet poodle.

I applied some very lightly dyed Pink Pirouette embossing paste onto the card base and adhered some ribbon and trim pieces down under the focal image.

One thing I did learn is that the markers do bleed just a tiny bit, so the Color Lifter marker is a great investment for those times where your color ends up a little outside the lines.

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.




Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Party On, Mr. Fox — FMS291

It’s time for another sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  And this week, our favorite Canadian designer extraordinaire, Jen Brum, is our hostess.  Take a look at this fun one:

I’ve been itching to use the new Birthday Memories Suite in the new catalog, so I pulled out the dies, dsp and stamp set.  One of the things that I love about this suite is how the dies not only coordinate with the stamp set, but how they also coordinate with the images in the dsp.  And what cute images they are!  I love all of them!  They remind me of the old Golden Books for children.

I die-cut the images of the fox, the banner, and his hat with the framelits.  I then stamped the sentiment on the banner and the one on the dsp background piece and created this little scene.  Easy!

I had some leftover enamel shapes from the previous catalog and used them here as well.  I think these images are sweet as can be, and I love how they’re perfect for boys or girls.

It has been a busy week in the O’Neill household.  The kids finished school on Thursday, my oldest graduated from high school on Friday, and the girls left for church camp Saturday morning.  And we had a graduation party on Friday afternoon, as well as having family in town for part of the week.  Fun times every minute of it!



Cole will be heading off to Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the Fall to attend the University of Alabama.  We’re going to try to enjoy this Summer as much as possible while we still have him around here in Texas.  I’m excited for him and what his future holds.

Well, enough about that!  We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you create and 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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