A Couple of Sneak Peeks — Monday Montage #114

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 have a couple of sneak peeks for you today from the upcoming new Annual catalog.  These new products will be available June 1.

Both of these cards feature a stamp set called Detailed with Love and some dsp called Garden Impressions, which has beautiful floral and watercolor prints.

There are several beautiful sentiments in this set.  I love the mix of fonts and the sweet messages.  For this card, I used Berry Burst ink to stamp the sentiment and cut it out with one of the Layering Oval Framelits.  The little flowers come from this stamp set too, and were cut out with my paper snips, and Pearl Basic Jewels were placed in their centers.  I looped some Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon under the focal image.

How about that paper?!  I love the pretty colors.  If you look closely, you can see some of the new colors (the background is Soft Sea Foam, and there are some splashes of Mango Melody and Shaded Spruce).

This next card uses the same stamp set and dsp.  I looped some Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon (it’s retiring, so stock up now) under the focal image.

The little flowers are from a new die set, Springtime Impressions Thinlits.  This thinlits set has some beautifully detailed dies, and this one is the smallest.  I’ll have some other cards that feature the other dies on another day.

To add a little interest to the sentiment panel, I took a sponge dauber and applied a little So Saffron ink.  The flower centers were finished with some Clear Faceted Gems.

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
Kaitlyn Zumbach — not participating this week
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

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Flying Homes — Monday Montage #113

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.

Now that we have celebrated Easter, I feel like it is time to fully embrace Spring!  So when I was pulling a stamp set off my shelf, I decided to grab Flying Home with its cute little bird houses.  It also satisfied my need to color with my Stampin’ Blends markers.

I kept this one pretty clean and simple as I really wanted the colored image to be the focus of the card.

The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.

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
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!
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Flourishing Sympathy — Monday Montage #112

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 needed another sympathy card, and decided to use an old favorite, Flourishing Phrases.  I die-cut some of the foliage elements from Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist.  The sentiment was embossed on a piece of Petal Garden dsp, cut with a Stitched Shapes framelits die, and embellished with some flowers from the Touches of Nature Elements.

The card base was stenciled using a Pattern Party Decorative Mask and was splattered with some ink.  A strip of burlap ribbon was added to coordinate with the wood elements.

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.

 

 

 

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Thinking of You on the Waterfront — Monday Montage #111

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.

Recently, my husband needed a sympathy card for a friend from his Bible study.  I wanted to make something more on the masculine side, yet still have a card that would convey caring and peace.  Having played with the Waterfront stamp set not long ago, I knew it would be perfect.

This stamp set is so fun to work with because it is so versatile.  And it is so forgiving.  By adding layers of stamped images, it doesn’t matter if you don’t place something exactly as intended.  Nothing has to line up exactly right.

The sentiment is from a Paper Pumpkin stamp set.

Since I wanted to keep it a manly card, I added some Wood Textures dsp on the card base and added a little line thread as the only embellishment.  This one was an easy one to make.

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.

 

 

 

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Bubbly Thanks — Monday Montage #110

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.

One of the cutest suites in the Occasions catalog has to be the Bubble Over suite.  And with the free dsp offered through the Sale-a-Bration offering, it was a must-have for me.  While it was one of the first things on my initial order, the bottles in this set had yet to see ink until this past week.  Once I finally started playing with it, I had so much fun with it.

I started by sponging on some Pool Party ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I then stamped the bubbles, some using the stamped-off technique.  A couple of strips of dsp were added to ground the bottles.

For the bottles, I sponged on some ink directly to the stamps.  This provided a softer image.  Some Glitter Epoxy Shapes were added to resemble the perspiration on the bottles.  The star label on the Calypso Coral bottle was punched from the dsp, and the straws were die-cut from vellum cardstock and the bottle caps from a Silver Foil sheet.

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.

 

 

 

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Valentine Treats — Monday Montage #109

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 have been busy making Valentine treats lately.  With two girls in school, there are lots of treats to prepare as they love giving them to friends and teachers.  And I think hand-crafted treats are extra special and stand out amongst all of the other treats.

I found some Mega M&M’s that are like conversational hearts with little Valentine messages (be mine, you’re cute, etc…) at the store and thought they’d be perfect for these 1″ x 8″ cellophane bags that I had leftover from a previous catalog.

Since I knew the kids wouldn’t spend a lot of time examining the packaging, I kept them pretty simple.  Plus, I needed to make a lot of them.  I stamped the cute striped hearts from the Heart Happiness set and the sentiment from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set.  A gold Metallic Enamel Shape was added as well.

A Gold Binder clip, some ribbon and gold sequin trim were added to dress them up a little.

I put some Peanut M&M’s in some Clear Tiny Treat Boxes, and added some Glimmer Paper and ribbon to help decorate these little treats.

The heart is from the Heart Happiness set and the sentiment is from the Bloomin’ Love set.

This is a quick card I pulled together using the Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes.  I love the cute size of this.  I stamped the hearts from the Heart Happiness set and the “you” comes from a Paper Pumpkin kit.  The washi tape is from the Pick a Pattern collection.  Some gold sequins were added, as were some black rhinestones which I had leftover from the Holiday catalog.

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.

 

 

 

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From All of Us — Monday Montage #108

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.

When I saw the new We Must Celebrate stamp set in the new Occasions Catalog, I knew it would be going onto my first order.  These little animals are adorable, and I knew they’d be fun to color.  My son, who is away at college, has a birthday next month.  I thought this card would be perfect to send to him.  I’ll just label each of the characters with the names of his two sisters and his dad and me before sending it to him.

I started by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on thick Whisper White card stock.  After allowing it to dry, I colored the image with my Stampin’ Blends markers.  One of the Lots of Labels framelits dies was used to cut it out.

Once I had finished all this work, I decided to stamp the fun confetti image repeatedly on the card base.  In my carelessness, I accidentally dropped the inked stamp right on my freshly completed focal panel.  *!@*%  That’s where the decision to add sequins came in.  🙂

Some of the new Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon was looped underneath, as was a bit of black Mini Sequin Trim.

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.

 

 

 

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