One of a Kind Mermaid — FMS333

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our incredibly talented friend from down under, Narelle Farrugia, is our hostess.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

In my quest to use retiring stamp sets before they officially retire, I pulled my Magical Day stamp set off the shelf.  I love the sweet little mermaid in this set, and can’t help but think of Ariel from the Little Mermaid.  Boy, I saw that one many times when my girls were little.

I started this one by coloring a little bit of embossing paste with a drop of Pool Party ink on my silicone mat and then spreading it over a Pattern Party Decorative Mask.  I used a little bit of leftover ribbon from Sale-a-Bration to add a bit of color.

For the focal circle, I stamped the the mermaid and sea horse and colored them with Stampin’ Blends and Stampin’ Write markers, and then die-cut them with the coordinating framelits.  The other circle was cut from a piece from the Myths & Magic dsp.

This is such a fun suite, and it will only be available for a short time so get it now if you want it.

When I was deciding on which stamp set to use this week, I remembered The Paper Players current challenge, and thought this would work with their theme as well as our sketch.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see how you interpret the sketch and visit your blog.  Meanwhile, be sure to go 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 Punny Knight Joke

Still making Valentine’s Day cards here.  I wanted to make a couple that my girls could send to my son, who is away at college.  It’s going to be strange not having him at home next week.  Both he and my older daughter have birthdays next week.  Her’s is on Valentine’s Day and his is two days later.  That has always been such a busy week in our house with fun celebrations.My older daughter loves punny jokes.  So I knew her Valentine for her brother needed to include one.  I used the Myths & Magic suite to create this card.  I colored the little knight with the Stampin’ Blends markers.  The background was made by inking up an acetate sheet, spritzing it with water, and then pressing it onto the card base.

I printed out the joke by using my laptop and printer.  In case you want to hear the rest of the bad joke, here it is.

Have a great Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Magical Dragon Day — Monday Montage #107

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.

I hope you’re having a happy 2018!  We’ve had a quiet and cold Christmas break here at our home.  All of my kids go back to school this week.  My son left this morning to go back to his university, and I have to say it was almost as hard to say goodbye today as it was when we left him at his dorm for the Fall semester.  Watching my babies grow up is hard!  But he loves it, and he is excited to go back.  That makes it a little easier for this momma, I guess.

I think my favorite suite in the new Occasions catalog is the Myths & Magic suite.  I knew my daughter would love it, as she is a huge Harry Potter and Disney fanatic.  So this is the first stamp set I knew I had to play with.

I colored the image with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends markers.  I then added a little bit of Wink of Stella on parts of the dragon to add a little sparkle.  The dsp also has some added shine, as this is a specialty dsp pack where many of the patterns have a little something extra.

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 Melissa Stout’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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