Perfectly Framed Together — Monday Montage #161

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 was so excited to see that the Ornate Frames Dies were carried over from the Holiday catalog.  And I was just as excited to see that there is a new stamp set that coordinates with these dies, Perfectly Framed, which has some fabulous sentiments.  One of the sentiments in particular stood out to me as I was contemplating what I wanted to stamp today.  It seemed to be appropriate for these times we are experiencing.

I started by stamping some of the greenery and flowers with Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade inks.  I stamped off once onto scratch paper before stamping on the card base to achieve a softer look.

I love the detail on the gorgeous frames in this die set.  I popped up the two layers with dimensionals and added some retired baker’s twine as an embellishment.

I was inspired by the current tic-tac-toe challenge over at The Paper Players, and went with the diagonal score of ribbon, spring, and flowers.

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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Get Well Blooms — Monday Montage #160

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 daughters have been sick this past week, and with all of the craziness surrounding the Corona Virus around the world, it has been an especially bad time to be sick.  I sent a package to my daughter who is at school out of state, and wanted to include a card for her.  I thought she could use some bright, cheerful colors so I pulled out the Thoughtul Blooms stamp set, which is a Sale-a-Bration offering and stamped away.  I love that there is a coordinating punch for this set!

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and was cut out with a die from the Ornate Frames die set.  I added some rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels 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 — not participating this week
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Toucan Celebration — Monday Montage #158

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.

It was birthday week in our house the past couple of days — one on the 14th and one today on the 16th.  And both of them are away at college, so we had to celebrate long distance.  My oldest turned 21 today.  Here’s the card I made to mark the occasion.

I started by sponging on some Bermuda Bay ink onto a white card base.  I then splattered on some ink.  The Bonanza Buddies bundle has the cutest pennant dies, which I strung at the top of the card.

I sprinkled on some sequins, which are a Sale-a-Bration offering right now so you can get them for free, and coordinate perfectly with this bundle.  They actually also include some baker’s twine, which I didn’t use on this card, but it also coordinates with this suite.

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 week
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Positive Thoughts for a Sympathy Card — Monday Montage #157

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 needed to make a sympathy card for a friend and the new Positive Thoughts stamp set seemed like a perfect set.  And on Feb. 4th, Stampin’ Up! will release some coordinating dies for this set.

I started out by die-cutting a piece of Whisper White card stock with one of these new dies.  It is a rectangle with some pretty piercings around the border.  I then stamped some of the foliage with Pear Pizzazz ink.  I stamped the flowers with Rococo Rose ink, which was stamped off one time, and cut them out with another coordinating die.  The Mossy Meadow leaves were cut with other coordinating dies, as was the little bit of So Saffron trim underneath the sentiment.  And you guessed it — the butterfly was cut out with another coordinating die in the set.  I definitely made good use of a lot of the dies on this card!

The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I added some Faceted Dots and some Metallic Baker’s Twine, which is a Sale-a-Bration offering, 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 — not participating this week
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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A Sale-A-Bration Birthday Cake — Monday Montage #156

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 needed to make a birthday card so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to ink up one of the new Sale-a-Bration stamp sets, Happy Birthday to You.  I think the flowers on this cake are just gorgeous and I knew they would be fun to color.

I started by stamping the cake image twice onto Thick Whisper White Cardstock with Memento black ink.  On one image I colored the flowers and on the other image I colored the cake.

On February 4, Stampin’ Up! will offer a Coordination Product Release, which will include some new products that will coordinate with a few of the mini catalog and Sale-a-Bration catalog products.  One of these offerings will be a set of dies that coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  I used three of these dies on this card.

I die-cut the flowers from one of the cakes I had stamped and die cut the other cake with another die.  I then die-cut the cake stand from some silver foil card stock using a third die.

I placed the die-cuts on a card base that was lightly sponged with some Balmy Blue ink.  A strip of dsp from the Sale-a-Bration Golden Honey Specialty DSP pack was added along the side.

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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To Every Snowflake Season — Monday Montage #153

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.

With the craziness of the holidays last week, I didn’t get to finish my card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge on Wednesday.  I had most of it done using this great sketch:

When I first saw this sketch, I immediately thought of snowflakes where the stars are.  I still had the To Every Season stamp set on my desk and it has three cute snowflakes on it that I thought would work perfectly.

I started by blending some Blueberry Bushel and Balmy Blue ink on a piece of white card stock.  I then embossed the snowflakes with white embossing powder.  The large sentiment was die-cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock using The Merry Christmas dies.  The “Christmas” sentiment was stamped using a stamp from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.

I added some Snowflake Sequins and called it a day.

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 — not participating this week
Dani Dzamia— not participating this week
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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It’s Still Fall, Right? — Monday Montage #152

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.

We had a blast of winter for a week or two, but I think Fall is back in Texas this week.  I’m so thankful because I love Fall and don’t really like temperatures below 50 degrees.  With the return of Fall, I wanted to set the Christmas themed products aside and use the Gather Together bundle again.

I started by die-cutting the leaves from some Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Cajun Craze card stock.  The little sprigs were cut from Merry Merlot card stock using the Flourish thinlits.

I made a card base of Very Vanilla card stock and applied a piece of Come to Gather dsp.  A sentiment from an old favorite Paper Pumpkin set was stamped with Merry Merlot ink, and some splatters were added for interest.  Since I am mailing this card, I didn’t add much in the way of embellishments other than a bow made from 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 week
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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