Leaf Treats — Monday Montage #124

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.

My husband makes our weekly Costco trips.  He is good about sticking to the list, and he goes, gets what’s on the list, and gets out in about 20 minutes.  When I go, it doesn’t quite work that smoothly.  I take the list and while I’m on my way to snag the first item, I get distracted by something that’s not on the list but for the life of me I can’t figure out why that is.  One hour later and with a cart full of many more items than what were on my list, I am leaving the store wondering what just happened.  So last week when I went in for a rotisserie chicken and croissants, a container full of sea salt chocolate covered caramels (shame on those sample people) ended up in my cart.  After consuming too many of them the past few days, and with many more still in the Costco sized container, I knew I needed to get rid of them.  So I decided to package them up in cute packages and give them to my girls to give to someone at school to brighten their day.

I started by assembling the Kraft Pillow Boxes, which are cute and super easy to assemble.  You don’t even need any adhesive.  I then stamped some of the leaves from Falling for Leaves, which is now available in the Holiday catalog, using Memento black ink on thick white cardstock.  I colored them with my markers, and die cut them with the coordinating framelits.

I was inspired by the color challenge over at The Paper Players this week.  It made me think of Fall, and I added the yellow color in as the color of my choice.  I know purple isn’t really a common leaf color, but hey, maybe it should be!

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 — not participating this week
Kaitlyn Zumbach –not participating this week
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Leaf Harvest — FMS353

We have a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week the lovely and talented Jen Mitchell is our hostess.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

This one opens itself to many possibilities. I love square cards, yet rarely make them, so I was excited to see this week’s sketch.  Now that it’s September and Fall is officially on the way, I am itching to make some Fall themed cards and use Fall colors.  One of the new sets I ordered from the Holiday catalog is the Falling for Leaves set.  I love the stamped leaves, and the coordinating die-cute leaves are beautiful.  I decided to pair them both for this card.

I started by stamping some of the filler images on a square piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.  I then stamped and die-cut the leaves from various Fall colors — Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz, and Merry Merlot.

The beautifully detailed border strip was cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock using one of the dies from the Detailed Leaves Thinlits.

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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Falling for This Leaf — FMS350

Well, this has been a busy week!   With the girls starting school on Monday and preparing to take my oldest back to college (and moving him into an apartment this year) on Friday, I am worn out!  These are all good things though and my heart is full.  However, it is emotional.  I have a high school senior this year, which makes me tear up just saying that.  And I was just getting used to having my son back home from college, and now he’s about to move 9 hours away again.  I just wish Summer would last longer!

With another week, we have another new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is our favorite stamper from the land down under, Narelle Farrugia.  She has a great one for us too.  Take a look:

I recently received my pre-order of new goodies from the Holiday Catalog, which will go live on September 5th.  But with all that’s been going on in our house, I’ve barely had time to look at it, let alone play with it.  But when I saw this sketch, I immediately thought of a leaf in an upcoming stamp set, Falling for Leaves.  There is a beautiful leaf stamp and there is a beautifully detailed leaf die as well.  I used the die for this card.

I started with the background by using a couple of stamps from Artisan Textures.  I then die-cut the leaf from a piece of dsp that will be available in the Holiday Catalog called Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  The strip of paper under the leaf is also from that pack.  I die-cut the solid leaf image from a piece of vellum paper and placed it under the dsp leaf.

This one came together pretty quickly, and I love the color combination.

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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