A Fond Farewell to You’re Amazing and Field Flowers — Monday Montage #18

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberIt’s time for another Monday Montage blog hop.  You can hop your way through all ten posts by clicking on the “Next” or “Back” buttons at the end of each post.  You won’t want to miss any of them!

I’m continuing on with my theme for the week — featuring the retiring stamp sets that I love most and will be sad to see go.  I have two cards for you today — You’re Amazing and Field Flowers.  I made them both at the same time using the same supplies, so you’ll see the same color schemes, dsp, and other products.  I’ll list the supplies at the bottom.

Farewell to You're AmazingI mentioned in a recent post that I hoped this set, You’re Amazing, wouldn’t be on the retiring set.  Well, my wish wasn’t granted.  I’ll miss this one.  I love all of the images in this set!

Farewell to You're Amazing Close UpAnother set that I’ll really miss is Field Flowers.  I think the detail on these flowers is gorgeous.  And I love the look that two-step stamping gives you.

Farewell to Field FlowersI used a sponge dauber to lightly sponge some Soft Sky ink onto the background.  Another product on both of these cards that is retiring is the Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine.  That one makes me sad too!

Farewell to Field Flowers Close UpWhen I’m tempted to tear up over these retirements, I just try to remember that it is only a little over a month away before the new catalog will be released and there will be many new fabulous products to love.  How exciting!  If there’s a retiring product that you love, don’t delay — go get it now because so many of them are selling out.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog for a heavy dose of inspiration.  She always delivers.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can choose to hop on over to Wendy Weixler’s amazing blog and see her fantastic creativity at work.  Either way, just keep hopping along until you’ve seen all ten posts.

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  You’re Amazing, Field Flowers
Ink:  Garden Green, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Soft Sky
Paper:  Whisper White, Subtles and Regals DSP stack
Embellishments:  Regals Designer Buttons, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch

A Field of Gingham Flowers — FMS130

It’s Wednesday, and that means we have another sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week, Linda Callahan is our hostess.  Not only is she a fabulously talented stamper, who makes beautiful cards every week, but she also has a fabulous sense of humor.  Oh, how I love this team!

I pulled out Field Flowers and stamped the flowers with Crushed Curry ink and I used Pumpkin Pie ink for the flower center stamp.  I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the centers as well.  I love the gingham paper from Gingham Garden dsp, so I need to use it up before the new catalog comes out.  You know, that’s only two months away.

gingham flowersHead on over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what the rest of the design team has to share this week.  And then we hope you’ll make your own card and link it up in the gallery.  We love seeing your work!

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!


Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 7


We’re already on Day 7 of the blog hop for the Artisan Finalists who are not on the design team.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it so far.

Today I have another card for you.

Artisan Flower TagThis one is not my normal style, but I wanted to show that I could attempt other styles too.  I was going for a shabby chic style here.  For me, this style means “pile it on.”  🙂

Here’s a look at the inside:

Artisan Flower Tag InsideI did love this dsp!  It had such pretty patterns and colors.

Now you’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog and check out her amazing project.  If you’d prefer, you can hop backwards to Wendy Weixler’s blog and see her incredible talent.  Either way, you’re sure to see something incredible.

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Enjoy your Friday evening and weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Field Flowers, Fabulous Phrases, Woodgrain
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Versamark, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Fan Fair Designer Series Paper, First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Natural 7/8” Cotton Ribbon, Victoria 5/8” Crochet Trim, Cherry Cobbler ½” Seam Binding Ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread, Vintage Trinkets, Naturals Designer Buttons, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Jewelry Tag punch, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Scallop Edge Border punch, Gesso (non-SU), Sewing Machine, Color Spritzer Tool

Neglected Field Flowers — FabFri14

This is another Fab Friday week!  And we have a fun color challenge in store for you this time:

I love these colors!  Going along with my theme for the week — to use my neglected stamp sets (I really need more than a week for this theme :)), I chose Field Flowers for today.  I think this set is gorgeous!  And I love how the flower is a separate stamp from the stem — it makes it so easy to ink up the colors you want.  And the two-step stamping for the petals makes it so easy to add dimension to the card.  Why haven’t I been using this stamp set more?  I don’t know, but I really had fun playing with it for this challenge.

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I hope you’ll be able to join in, and make a card for this challenge with us at Fab Friday!  You get two weeks!

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Field Flowers
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Tea for Two dsp, Fan Fair dsp
Embellishments:  Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon, Linen Thread, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Pearl Basic Jewels, Dazzling Details, 3/16″ Corner punch

Neglected Field Flowers

Field Flowers was one of the first sets I bought when the previous catalog came out.  I just loved all of the samples with it in that catalog and I thought it was such a pretty set.  Well, I’m surprised that the flowers didn’t look all dried and shriveled up from neglect when I stamped them yesterday.  I’ve hardly used this set.  I don’t know why — I love it and I still think it is a beautiful set.  So when I saw this week’s sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches site, and it had the long panel that would be perfect for the Field Flowers set, I knew I had to dust it off and give it some inky love.

I hope you enjoy your Saturday and long weekend (for those of us who are blessed to have one in the U.S.).  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Field Flowers
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Orchard Harvest dsp
Embellishments:  Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Adorning Accents Edgelits