Dino Fun — Monday Montage #147

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of 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 made a care package to send to my son in college last week and needed a card to include in his box.  I struggle with making masculine cards.  He’s not an outdoorsy kind of guy, so those types of cards are out.  He’s not a mechanical kind of guy, so those cards are out.  He’s not really into sports, so those cards are out.  But when he was little, he was really into dinosaurs.  He knew all of the names of dinosaurs that I had a hard time trying to pronounce.  And he could tell you all about them.  So I decided that while he may have outgrown plastic dinosaur toys, he might still appreciate a dinosaur themed card.  And this set is so fun to play with!  I thoroughly enjoyed creating a little scene.

I started this one by sponging on some Sahara sand ink along the bottom third of the card and some Balmy Blue ink along the upper portion of the card.  I then stamped the dinosaur, tree, and sentiment.  I didn’t add any embellishments even though I really wanted to.

Super simple and super fun to make as there was a lot of stamping.  I had forgotten how fun it is to make a card with just ink and paper, as I love using my Big Shot and tend to use it with every card.  It was nice to go back to the basics.

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
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Mom and Daughter Hug — Monday Montage #146

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

This was move-in weekend for my middle child at her new home.  She has moved over 1,100 miles away to go to university, and even though I’ve been through this before with my oldest (he only goes to school over 600 miles away 🙂 ), it hasn’t gotten easier.  I wanted to make a card to leave with her, and I thought this image was perfect for her.  She is my child who loves hugs, and I am going to miss getting them from her so much.

I colored the image with my markers and went with a color scheme of Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry/So Saffron.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings 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
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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A Beachy Pumpkin — Monday Montage #145

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

This has been a busy Summer!  With all three kids at home this Summer, it seems like there is something going on every single day.  It has left me very little time for crafting.  Not complaining though — I love having everyone home!  I just haven’t figured out how to balance it all.  I’ve had the June Paper Pumpkin kit sitting on my desk for a few weeks now, and with the Texas Summer temperatures at 100-plus degrees, this kit has been calling my name.  My, how I wish we had a beach close by!

I started this one by watercoloring on a piece of watercolor card stock.  Watercoloring is so fun, and it’s so forgiving — especially for people like me who don’t really know what they’re doing.  🙂

The trees, starfish, and sand dollar are from the kit.  As are the sentiment and linen thread.

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
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia — not participating this time
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Time for a Birthday Tag — Monday Montage #144

 

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of 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’m a sucker for cute images, and one of the hostess sets has some super cute images.  It’s called Time for Tags, and not only are the images cute but it also has a coordinating punch.  That’s a winning combination.

I started by lightly applying some Crushed Curry ink onto a piece of white card stock.  I then added some splatters and let it all dry.  I then stamped the “Celebrate” sentiment from the set with Crushed Curry ink.  A strip of dsp from the Bird Ballad dsp pack was added on top.

The focal image was colored with markers and punched out with the Timeless Label Punch.  A few sequins and some white baker’s twine were added as embellishments.

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
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick — not participating this time
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Bovine Cuteness — Monday Montage #143

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of 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 new sets in the catalog is the Over the Moon stamp set.  All of the images make me smile.

I colored this cute cow with markers.  I layered it up with a sheet of dsp from Bird Ballad dsp and two sheets of card stock.  I added some “cow spots” with a marker on a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock to add some pattern to the card.

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
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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I’m a Sucker for Flowers — Monday Montage #142

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of 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 upline held a stampin’ bingo event yesterday and I was able to go to this one.  They are always such fun events.  I was the lucky winner of one game and received the Floral Essence bundle.  I love sets that coordinate with a punch, so I knew this one would be fun to play with.

I started by stamping the flowers with Versamark ink and adding white embossing powder.  I punched them out and added these fun fuzzy centers that remind me of fuzzy caterpillars.  The flowers were placed on a piece of card stock on which I sponged some Seaside Spray ink.

The sentiment is from the Band Together stamp set.

I’ve been struggling a bit with creativity lately, so I turned to one of my favorite challenge sites, The Paper Players.  They have a tic-tac-toe challenge this week, and it helped me to focus on what to include in my card.  I went with the “punched shapes, yellow, and pearls” line.

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
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick — not participating this week
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Sweet Birds — Monday Montage #139

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of 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 recently pre-ordered just a few things from the new catalog which will be released in two short weeks.  One of my favorite bundles in the new catalog is the Bird Ballad suite.  I think the birds in this suite are perfectly sweet!  (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself).

I colored the birds with markers and cut them out with a Stitched Nested Labels Die.  This set of dies will be included in the Free as a Bird bundle.  I added some Braided Linen Trim, some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, and Gingham Gala sequins.

You’re ready to hop on over to Cathy Casey’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 — not participating this week
Cathy Casey
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!